Busy Saturday, off to a foggy start, and we’re again including a traffic reminder:
Same as last Saturday, WSDOT is closing multiple lanes (the number might fluctuate) on northbound I-5, not too far past the entrance from the West Seattle Bridge – note the red X’s in the “live” image above. Until the work is done – 10 am Sunday – 99 is recommended as your northbound alternative! Or – don’t leave the peninsula at all, since all this and more is happening:
WOODPECKER WALK IN LINCOLN PARK: 9 am, meet in the north parking lot, details here. Free!
SUPER STRING SATURDAY: Be there! 10 am-1 pm at Chief Sealth International High School, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra-presented celebration of music and mentorship – and more – see our preview here. Free; the whole family’s welcome. (2600 SW Thistle)
DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE’S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY: Big day as the Duwamish Tribe celebrates the fifth anniversary of its West Seattle longhouse. Open house 10 am-5 pm, reception noon-1 pm, storyteller Roger Fernandes‘s concert 2-3 pm, full details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way)
PUGET RIDGE WINTER CLEANUP: Neighbors are invited to join forces and get some cleanup work done on Puget Ridge, 10 am-noon today. Location/map in our calendar listing.
GAY FOR GOOD FOOD DRIVE @ 2 STORES: The food drive planned by Gay for Good to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank has expanded to two stores – PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) at California/Stevens, and QFC in The Junction (42nd/Alaska). 10 am-2 pm, donate nonperishable food.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING FOR ROADSIDE RAINGARDENS: 10-11:30 am at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, it’s your second of two chances to talk with King County Wastewater Treatment reps about the roadside raingardens (aka bioswales) about to be built in sections of Sunrise Heights and Westwood to reduce combined-sewer overflows. Details in our preview. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
STORY TIME BENEFITING WESTSIDE BABY: 10 am at Umpqua Bank in The Admiral District, Sue Winter is reading and selling Usborne Books to benefit WestSide Baby, along with collecting diaper donations. Details here. (2620 California SW)
Also, the Bright Beginnings preschool program at Hiawatha Community Center welcomes you to its open house today, 1-3 pm:
We strive to offer a program that helps children learn and grow, by focusing on the child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. We provide a safe, happy healthy, learning environment for preschool children. Bright Beginnings Preschool is very hands on; activities include: Art, Blocks, Dramatic Play, Library, Cooking, Science, Music and Movement and Outdoor/Gym Play.
(2700 California SW)
VIETNAMESE STORYTIME: Every Saturday morning at 11:30 am at Delridge Branch Library – details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE MONTESSORI OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 pm. visit West Seattle Montessori (WSB sponsor) to find out about its preschool-middle school programs. (11215 15th SW)
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT SEATTLE PARKS TO ASK VOTERS FOR? 1 pm at High Point Community Center, your chance to speak up as Seattle Parks gets ready for a potential ballot measure to help with future financing. Details in our preview. (6920 34th SW)
SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING – IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD: As previewed here Friday, the West Seattle Democratic Women will spend this year getting the word out that human trafficking isn’t something happening somewhere else to somebody else – you might even have seen it and not recognized it, so awareness is vital. Today is their kickoff event, 1-3:30 pm at Southwest Branch Library, all welcome to drop in for eye-opening information. (35th/Henderson)
GIFTS FROM THE EARTH: The annual South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) gala is sold out, but just in case you wonder what’s up on campus tonight – or in case you have tickets and needed a reminder! – silent auction, celebrity chefs, inspiring stories, more, 5 pm @ Brockey Center. (6000 16th SW)
CHILI COOK-OFF: Love chili? Go see what Fauntleroy competitors have cooked up – and vote for your favorites – for only $6; details in our calendar listing. Fauntleroy Church, 6 pm. (9140 California SW)
DOORS TRIBUTE: Alive She Cried @ Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9 pm. (6451 California SW)
And as always … MORE EVENTS on the calendar than we could mention here, so go there!