Mark Wangerin photographed that American Goldfinch recently in Lincoln Park, one of the places where one-of-a-kind events will make this a VERY busy day in West Seattle. From the calendar:
TRAFFIC ALERT – DELRIDGE/THISTLE: All weekend, the Delridge/Thistle intersection is closed, both ways, as part of the year-long Delridge repaving project. The detour info is here.
ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY CLEANUP: Everyone’s invited/urged to help:
Please join the Arbor Heights Elementary Community for our annual Spring Cleanup! Grab your gardening gloves and any gardening tools/equipment you have (or use what is provided) and come on down to school Saturday morning to help beautify our school grounds. Can’t stay the entire time? That’s OK. Just stop by anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Every pair of helping hands will make a difference and your help will be greatly appreciated! Families, Friends, Neighbors, Community Members, etc… are ALL welcome to participate!
The school is at 3701 SW 104th.
SCHMITZ PARK PRESERVE CLEANUP: The monthly work party welcomes helpers, 9 am-noon, details here.
TAI CHI ON THE BEACH: 9 am, just west of the Alki Statue of Liberty – details here.
DONATION DRIVE TO HELP REFUGEE FAMILIES: Donations of furniture and furnishings will be accepted at Hope Lutheran, 10 am-2 pm, as listed here.
YMCA’S ‘HEALTHY KIDS DAY’: Activities, snacks, and more at the West Seattle Y (4515 36th SW; WSB sponsor), all welcome, 10 am-1 pm (and if you’re not a member but decide to join – no joining fees, all weekend!) – details here.
FREE SHREDDING! 9 am-1 pm (correct time – sorry for earlier error), bring your shreddables to C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW) for this event presented by IHeartWestSeattle.com (which like C & P is a WSB sponsor) – details here.
DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: 10 am-2 pm, get those expired/unneeded medications out of your cabinet(s) and into the disposal box at the Southwest Precinct (off Webster west of Delridge) during this twice-yearly event – previewed here.
WEST SEATTLE ROCK CLUB SHOW: Literally tons of fun, as the official poster/flyer points out – rocks, gems, free activities, free admission, free parking. At the Alki Masonic Temple, 40th/Edmunds, 10 am-5 pm (tomorrow too).
‘CELEBRATE LINCOLN PARK,’ PART 2: 10:30 am-2:30 pm (with a low-low tide midway through), explore the park along the shore, through the trees, and via art and writing, with the help of expert/volunteer guides and interpreters, in a multitude of ways, including kids’ activities! Presented by the Fauntleroy Community Association, whose website has the full detailed schedule.
GREEN HOME TOUR: 11 am-5 pm, take the free, self-guided tour – a citywide event that includes one West Seattle home and features several other West Seattle businesses’ projects elsewhere in the city, including WSB sponsor LD Arch Design‘s Green Lake project at 6063 4th Avenue NE (also featured here – and thanks to LD Arch’s Parie Hines for providing the list of tour links!).
CAT IN THE HAT @ BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIME: He’s the special guest for Dr. Seuss story-reading during the weekly storytime at Barnes and Noble in Westwood Village, 11 am (with, we’re told “special Cat Hats for the kids to wear!”).
‘THE MAMA-LOGUES’: 2nd and final night of this “comedy about motherhood,” while helping nonprofits including WestSide Baby, 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW). Ticket info and details in our recent preview.
MAJOR LEAGUE ULTIMATE @ SWAC: Second West Seattle home game for the pro Ultimate players of the Seattle Rainmakers, hosting the Portland Stags, 7 pm, Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) – here’s our coverage of the home opener last Saturday.
SEATTLE LUTHERAN STUDENT MUSICAL: It’s “Urinetown,” a “satirical comedy musical,” second of three performances tonight at 7:30 pm at the Menashe Gym (40th and Genesee) – official poster/flyer shared via Twitter, here.