(Photo by Don Brubeck)
Long list of things you can do today – and there’s even more on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, beyond these highlights:
TRAFFIC ALERT, ALL WEEKEND: Yet another reminder that the Delridge/Henderson section is completely closed this weekend so that the Delridge repaving project work can focus there. Here’s the detour map.
OPEN HOUSES: Community School of West Seattle (9450 22nd SW) is adding a fourth preschool class this year and has room – 10 am-2 pm open house today (parents/guardians only) – and at the same time, same location, the new K-5 Taproot School is having an open house, too.
SALAMANDERS, BEETLES, SPIDERS: Nature Walk at Camp Long, 10:30 am, with West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Details on his website.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING AT THE LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Show up at 11 am today (61st/Stevens) and find out how to get involved with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. (Note followup event at 1 pm below …)
FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSES: As part of Neighbor Appreciation Day, three West Seattle fire stations are having open houses 11 am-1 pm – 11 (Highland Park), 32 (Triangle), 37 (Sunrise Heights). Details here.
VALENTINE’S DAY STORYTIME … at Barnes and Noble/Westwood Village, 11 am: “We’ll be reading ‘The Perfect Hug,’ as well as two other holiday-themed stories. There will be treats and crafts, as well!”
SIGN UP FOR THE FLOAT DODGER 5K: This pre-West Seattle Grand Parade run is on for its second year; sign up and celebrate (approaching) summer noon-4 pm today at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor; California/Charlestown).
CHILI AND CORNBREAD AT THE LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Starting at 1 pm, come enjoy free chili and cornbread as part of Neighbor Appreciation Day (61st/Stevens).
FREE PUBLIC SWIM: Another Neighbor Appreciation Day event – free swim at Southwest Pool (2801 SW Thistle), 1-2 pm.
TALK ABOUT AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE: 2-4 pm at Delridge Library – full details in the calendar listing.
POP-UP ART GALLERY … at the Technology Access Foundation‘s Bethaday Learning Space in White Center’s Lakewood Park, 4-8 pm. Artists include Village Green Perennial Nursery owner Vera Johnson; family activities in addition to the art show/sales – full details in the calendar listing. (605 SW 108th)
SOUL JAMBALAYA: Big slate of music – pros and students, multiple genres – at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle), 7 pm, free but donations will be accepted to benefit the Sealth/Denny music programs. Here’s our preview from earlier this week.
ROY ZIMMERMAN: The satirical songwriter brings his show to WSUU (7141 California SW), 7:30 pm.
AT SKYLARK: Laguna, Summer Aviation, and DJ Hectophonic, starting at 8 pm (3803 Delridge Way SW).
’80s DANCE PARTY: Monthly event at The Benbow Room, 8 pm.
AT THE ALKI TAVERN: Time’s ticking on the Alki Tavern, with five weeks left till it’s closing forever. Go enjoy it tonight with Burley Mountain performing tonight, starting at 9.
THE DEE DEES’ DEBUT: “Their first performance anywhere,” says the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) announcement, describing The Dee Dees as an all-female Ramones tribute band. We also know it’s fronted by Feedback GM Bradi Jones. Be there – 9 pm (6451 California SW).