West Seattle Saturday: Strings to wheels, stories to songs…

January 26, 2013 at 9:31 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 8 Comments

(Spotted off Alki on Friday by John Hinkey)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

SOUTHWEST SEATTLE SUPER STRING SATURDAY: Today’s the day, 10 am-1 pm at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle), including a free 10:30 am mini-concert – everyone’s invited! – by musicians of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, which is presenting this event, and coaching for young musicians who are part of SYSO’s local school programs. (WSB is a media sponsor of this event.)

STORYTIMES: At 11 am, Barnes and Noble at Westwood Village, Melissa says, “Skippyjon Jones will be hanging out with us! Everyone’s favorite chihuahua wannabe will be there to shake paws and make friends while we read his stories!” … And at 11:30 am, it’s Vietnamese storytime at Delridge Library (Delridge south of Brandon) – details here.

OVERWHELMED BY DEBT? Come talk about it in a conversation sponsored by Occupy West Seattle, noon at Dubsea Coffee (8th SW in Greenbridge, just south of Roxbury), details here.

OPEN HOUSE: Bright Beginnings preschool at Hiawatha Community Center (2700 California SW) welcomes interested families today, 1-3 pm.

JUNIOR ROLLER DERBY: 5 pm tonight, the West Seattle-founded Derby Brats’ Galaxy Girls – one of the top junior derby teams in the world – host another top team, the Portland Rosebuds, at Southgate Roller Rink; details here.

DAUGHTERS OF THE DEAD SEA AT SKYLARK: The West Seattle band headlines tonight’s slate at Skylark CafĂ© and Club (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm.

Much more for today/tonight on the calendar!

8 Comments

  1. Thats a nice pic. But for the life of me, I can’t figure out what that is in water moving ahead of the paddle boarder there. Anyone know or have a guess?

    Comment by Skooter — 11:08 am January 26, 2013 #

  2. Lovely pic, but what is that coming out of the water? Looks almost like a fish tail, but the way it’s breaking the current makes me think it’s more likely just a deadhead or large stick? Anyone?

    Comment by Chuck and Sally's Van Man — 11:27 am January 26, 2013 #

  3. The arm of a swimmer doing the backstroke? (cannot imagine how cold, even in a wet suit…) K, now I NEED to know!

    Comment by Chuck and Sally's Van Man — 11:29 am January 26, 2013 #

  4. Sorry, I didn’t have time to upload the large version so it could be seen more clearly. Yes, it’s a swimmer’s arm. Don’t know if it’s the same guy who’s been seen in the Alki area saying he’s taken a swim in the sound x days in a row, though. Although I shiver at the thought of multiple cold-water swimmers out there …

    Comment by WSB — 11:35 am January 26, 2013 #

  5. Yep, I took the picture and as WSB says it’s a swimmer. He had a camera with him and was taking pics of the woman on the paddleboard. He’d swim for a bit then stop and take some pictures. They were in the water maybe 10 or 15 minutes. He had a wetsuit on, but she did not – if she had fallen in it would have been a very quick swim back to the shore. They stayed close to the shore so it wasn’t really a problem.

    Two weekends ago I was jogging along Harbor avenue/Alki and saw two sets of wet foot prints coming out of the water and heading back the way I came. A friend of mine who was jogging the other way saw a man an a woman sitting in a car with their bathing suits on with wet tracks leading to the car – he said they looked quite cold! Maybe these were the folks who do it every day.

    Comment by John H — 11:54 am January 26, 2013 #

  6. That picture reminds of the ones I’ve seen published that are supposedly the Loch Ness monster

    Comment by Tedb310 — 12:05 pm January 26, 2013 #

  7. For fans of Death’s Three Daughters, they are reincarnated as Daughters of the Dead Sea – so don’t miss the Skylark show.

    Comment by chas redmond — 12:15 pm January 26, 2013 #

  8. Thanks! I tried to enlarge but still couldnt tell.

    Comment by here — 12:17 pm January 26, 2013 #

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