(WSB photo added 9:56 am: Yes, the HPIC sale is on – details below!)
Welcome to a soggy Saturday morning following that wild lightning show overnight! Forecasters say we’ll probably see more, so if the weather leads to any cancellations or changes, we’ll add event updates here (please let us know via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, 206-293-6302 text/voice, if YOU have any event changes!), but for now, here are highlights for today/tonight…
JUNCTION TRUE VALUE’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY: Today’s the biggest day of the weeklong celebration, as noted in our story from Thursday. Free popcorn, balloons, face-painting, hourly drawings, and from 10 am-3 pm, hot dogs and soda at mid-century prices, with the help of the West Seattle Lions Club. Plus the ongoing anniversary sale! And check out the WSB discount coupon. (4747 44th SW)
CROSSFIT COMPETITION: Under way at Madison Middle School until 5 pm, with entry fees (and voluntary donations by spectators) benefiting the family of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton. Details in our preview from last night. (45th/Spokane)
HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB’S BIG SALE: 9 am-3 pm, it’s the giant annual rummage sale at HPIC – details on their website. (12th/Holden)
BREATHE DEEP SEATTLE: Starts in upper Lincoln Park, 9:30 am, with last-minute registration under way now; timed 5K and fun run/walk to benefit the LUNGevity Foundation, fighting lung cancer. Details in our Friday reminder.
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AT C&P: Browse and buy local artists and craftspersons’ offerings during this fair at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) today, 9 am-3 pm. (5612 California SW)
STEM SUMMER PLAY DATE: Incoming or continuing student at West Seattle’s K-5 STEM Elementary? 10 am-noon at Lincoln Park – details here.
ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL: Day one of the Nature Consortium‘s big festival at West Seattle’s wonderful wooded Camp Long, starting at 11 am, continuing until about 9:15 tonight (and then there’s the second day tomorrow)! The schedule of performers, artists, and more is all on the official festival website. (5200 35th SW)
SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER FAMILY FEST AND CAR SHOW: 11 am-5 pm, details in our calendar listing – including a free Southwest Pool swim at 1 pm! (2801 SW Thistle)
GARDEN CENTER: 11 am-3 pm, it’s your monthly chance to shop Puget Ridge Garden Center on the north side of the South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) campus, as explained in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
CHERRY’S 4TH ANNIVERSARY: The consignment store on the north edge of The Junction celebrates its 4th anniversary today with “sips and sweets,” as noted here, 11 am-6 pm. (4142 California SW)
COASTAL’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY: Coastal Boutique on Alki turns 10 with a party including discounted clothing and accessories from visiting vendors, custom T-shirts printed on-site (“bring your own or buy blanks here”), and then a beach barbecue at 7. (2532 Alki SW)
BARNES AND NOBLE STORY TIME: 11 am at the Westwood Village store. Melissa says it’s all about donuts: “We’ll be reading ‘If You Give a Dog a Donut’ and ‘The Case of the Missing Donut.’ We will also be eating doughnuts, of course, and I’ll be breaking out the Play-Doh to play with!”
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS GRAND OPENING: It’s been open for about a month, but this week the paint store on Delridge is celebrating today, after an official ribbon-cutting with the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce on Thursday:
That’s WSCofC board chair Dave Montoure at right, with S-W staff. The store’s located behind the Arco station at Delridge/Orchard.
WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: If the rain returns this afternoon, check back here for updates, but for now, tonight’s edition of WS Outdoor Movies is on – “The Avengers” is the movie, preshow music, nonprofit-benefit raffles, and more, as noted in our preview here, gates open at 6:30 pm at the courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), movie at dusk, 8:45-ish. (4410 California SW)
OUTWEST TURNS TWO: If you’ve been to or driven by OutWest Bar recently, you’ve seen “2” on signs in the windows. Yes, that means the second anniversary for West Seattle’s only LGBTQ bar, which will celebrate tonight, per its calendar. (California/Brandon)