West Seattle Thursday: ‘Shop Late’; Marty Riemer party; ‘work at home’ (etc.) Christmas party…

Thanks to John for the recent raccoon group photo from Sunrise Heights. Today brings multiple opportunities for you to hang out with others – from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and regular year-round Event Calendar:

STORY TIMES: Preschool Story Time at two local libraries this morning – Southwest (35th/Henderson) at 11 am, Delridge (Brandon/Delridge) at 11:15 am. P.S. – Note that all Seattle Public Library facilities will be closed MONDAY (Christmas Eve) as well as Tuesday (Christmas Day).

SPRUCE @ DESIGN COMMISSION: As first reported here on Monday, the project now in the works for the 39th/Alaska site long known as “The Hole” is going back to the Seattle Design Commission (1:30 pm, Boards and Commissions Room at City Hall) for a discussion of the “public benefit” component of the revised project. Open to the public, and there usually is a public-comment period. It’s part of an all-day meeting, so don’t wait for the doors to open – just go in when you get there.

FREE WINE TASTING: It’s all about “holiday wines” tonight at West Seattle Cellars (WSB sponsor), 5:30-8 pm.

SHOP LATE THURSDAY!!! Last one before Christmas, 6-9 pm – participating merchants are listed here. At WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits: Discounts, and snacks/book signing with West Seattle-based, nationally renowned cookbook author Kim O’Donneldetails here.

ALSO OPEN LATE TONIGHT: Avalon Glassworks offers Hot Shop Late Thursday! “Shop late this Thursday until 8 pm. We’ll have live glass blowing to keep the house warm …”

‘WRAP IT UP’: Gift wrapping by donation with Furry Faces Foundation and AARF: These two animal-advocacy groups are wrapping gifts by donation (you decide how much), with 100 percent of the donations going to help animals, 6–9 pm, Beer Junction, 4511 California SW (during their weekly Beer Tasting)

CELEBRATE MARTY RIEMER’S MOUNTAIN DEPARTURE: 7-10 tonight at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) – details in the Facebook invite.

HIGH SCHOOL CONCERTS: West Seattle High School Winter Concert tonight in the WSHS Theater, 7:00 pm; also at 7, at Chief Sealth International High School, concert by Denny International Jazz/Chief Sealth International Jazz 2/Chief Sealth International Jazz 1.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR WORK-AT-HOME/UNEMPLOYED/ETC.: And after you’ve shopped … Yen Wor karaoke host Guy Olson is organizing company-party-style festivities for those who won’t get them otherwise (he was last seen looking for a copy machine to borrow), starting at 9 pm.

WINTER SOLSTICE TOMORROW! And there are solstice events – including a North Delridge walk and Alice Enevoldsen‘s always-popular sunset watch – in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, along with other holiday events, all the way through New Year’s Day – we’re continuing to update it daily (it now includes the link to our full list of Christmas Eve/Day/etc. church services, and later today we’ll be adding the lists of restaurants/coffee open for the holidays.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Thursday: 'Shop Late'; Marty Riemer party; 'work at home' (etc.) Christmas party..."

  • Brandon December 20, 2012 (9:26 am)

    I like the picture of the raccoons! I got a scare from one the other day at about 5:00 am. I was leaving my house just as the raccoon was coming up my path, needless to say we scared each other half to death. Happy Thursday!

  • Trileigh December 20, 2012 (9:31 am)

    Love the raccoon family, John! Thanks for sharing.

  • Cinder December 20, 2012 (12:54 pm)

    Are they not they cute?The racoons. they are if they are living under some ones other than mine. We had some living under our house for years.Bad, bad and bad.I finally got rid of them one day when they went out for a photo shot. I sealed off their way in and out.Now they are living some wheres else . Yes they are cute. Good pic john

  • nemobeansmom December 20, 2012 (4:22 pm)

    Look at those little bandits! Nice pic John!

  • Rotten Apple December 20, 2012 (4:58 pm)

    I love feeding them in the yard..

  • nemobeansmom December 20, 2012 (6:54 pm)

    Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
    There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon
    And one day his woman ran off with another guy
    Hit young Rocky in the eye Rocky didn’t like that
    He said I’m gonna get that boy
    So one day he walked into town
    Booked himself a room in the local saloon…

    Song is stuck in your head now isn’t it!!!!

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