West Seattle Saturday: What’s up as your weekend begins

Thanks to Greg Snyder for sharing that view of the moon from last night! Under the bright sunshine today, here’s what you’ll find around West Seattle:

WESTWOOD VILLAGE STREET FAIR: Bouncy rides, food trucks, live music (schedule here), 10 am-6 pm in the heart of Westwood Village. (26th/Barton)

EARLY FATHER’S DAY BARBECUE: Visit Delridge Community Center and help raise money for its Advisory Council to provide scholarships – 10 am-3 pm, they’re selling grilled burgers and hot dogs, baked pizza, fresh salad – details in our preview from earlier this week. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

NATURE CONSORTIUM PICNIC IN THE PARK: Celebrate the preservation and restoration of an important part of our city’s largest forest during this special event with Nature Consortium at the West Duwamish Greenbelt – schedule of events in our preview from last night; treats from Marination (WSB sponsor); eco-hikes; more. 10 am-2 pm. (Most events in or near South Seattle Community College [WSB sponsor] south parking lot, 6000 16th SW)

CAR WASHES WITH 2 CHEER SQUADS: Both Chief Sealth International High School and West Seattle High School‘s cheer squads are having benefit car washes today. CSIHS is 10 am-3 pm at John L. Scott, 5242 California SW; the WSHS car wash is at West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor) 10 am-2 pm, 35th/Webster.

FOOD DRIVE AND BENEFIT BARBECUE: West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is raising money and collecting food for the West Seattle Food Bank, $5 brats with chips and a drink, 11 am-4 pm, drop off food donations whether or not you’re having lunch. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

DOUBLEHEADER AT WEST SEATTLE RUNNER: 11 am-5 pm, WSR is hosting the Brooks Run Happy Cavalcade of Curiosities Tour:

Runners of all ages, skill levels, shapes, and sizes will be entertained, educated, and awed by the Run Happy® Cavalcade of Curiosities, which is highlighted by a custom double-decker British bus featuring FREE running gait analyses on the upper level and an Arcade of Oddities on the lower level. The Arcade of Oddities “museum” displays running wonders such as the world’s biggest shoe, the legendary “Bunion Boy’s” malady preserved and pulsating in a jar, and other strange and memorable exhibits. Prizes are also up for grabs.

WSR’s Tim McConnell also tells us that today you can sign up for the pre-West Seattle Parade 5K, the Float Dodger, at a reduced price – $30 instead of $25. That’s coming up July 20th, only five weeks away. (California/Charlestown)

RIDE THE BEER BUS: Want to go to the big Washington Brewers’ Festival on the eastside? Make a day of it with the bus leaving Elliott Bay Brewing in The Junction at 11 am – details here.

COLMAN POOL STARTS 7-DAY-A-WEEK OPERATIONS: After three pre-season weekends, starting today at noon, saltwater Colman Pool on the beach at Lincoln Park is open 7 days a week starting today and running till Labor Day. Here’s the pool schedule.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm, visit the home of West Seattle (and vicinity) history. (61st/Stevens)

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL-BOARD REP: Got something to ask West Seattle’s school board rep Marty McLaren? Stop by her community-conversation meeting at High Point Library, 12:30-2 pm. (35th/Raymond)

TOUR ALKI LIGHTHOUSE: Every Saturday and Sunday all summer, 1-4 pm, free tours. (Alki Avenue/Beach Drive)

MAKERS’ MARKET: Support West Seattle and White Center artisans by shopping and sipping at this free (except for what you decide to buy!) event at Center Studio (WSB sponsor), 4-8 pm, details here.

Even more – including live music today/tonight – on the calendar!

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