West Seattle Saturday: Blanket drive; tree-cycling; music; more

January 5, 2013 at 10:19 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

Thanks to Mark Wangerin for sharing the photo of a killdeer at Jack Block Park earlier this week – one of about 30 he says were there that day. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, highlights for today:

TRAFFIC ALERT: Another reminder – the southbound I-5 and Columbian Way (Beacon Hill) ramps to the West Seattle Bridge are closed all weekend. Here’s why.

BLANKET DRIVE HAPPENING NOW: As previewed earlier in the week, West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor) at 35th and Webster is collecting blankets today, to help homeless people stay warm here in the heart of winter. Bring donations by before 3 pm.

CHRISTMAS-TREE RECYCLING HAPPENING NOW: Haven’t put your tree out yet? Here’s one way to help a local youth group by taking it to them instead of having it sit on the curb (or driving to the transfer station). The sixth annual West Seattle Rainbow Girls Christmas tree recycling fundraiser is happening now at the Alki Masonic Hall, 40th and Edmunds, till 2 pm. Suggested donation $5; no flocked trees, please.

DRUM, DANCE, SING OPEN HOUSE: Free introduction to this program for ages 3 and up at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW), noon-1 pm – details here.

REMODELING EXPO: Not happening in West Seattle, but lots of West Seattle participation – including WSB sponsors NCompass, Potter Construction, and Ventana Construction. At the Convention Center all weekend (info here) – till 8 pm tonight (and again tomorrow).

BENEFIT FOR JOSHUA WATLER: Also in the “not in West Seattle, but lots of WS participation” – at Bison Creek Pizza in Burien (630 SW 153rd) tonight, starting at 5, a silent auction/raffle benefit is happening to help area community organizer Joshua Watler in the fight of his life, against leukemia. Details on our partner site White Center Now.

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT: Check our calendar page for listings from C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), Skylark Café and Club, The Cask, and The Benbow Room.

3 Comments

  1. I guess I have never noticed the pretty markings on these little guys before, great photo!

    Comment by Silly Goose — 11:17 am January 5, 2013 #

  2. I’ve never seen a killdeer in the water. Had no idea they did that.

    Comment by Julia — 5:34 pm January 5, 2013 #

  3. Perhaps approached too closely and it panicked and went in the water? I’ve been watching birds for 30+ years and have never seen a Killdeer swim.

    Comment by JumboJim — 12:24 pm January 6, 2013 #

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