(Near the beaver dam at Longfellow Creek; by Flickr member “old desolate,” via WSB Flickr group)
Happy Neighbor Appreciation Day! Here are some ways you can get out into your neighborhood today, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘HAVE A HEART DAY’ AT ILLUSIONS: The annual haircut-fundraiser day at Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor) raises money this year for Pencil Me in For Kids and ArtsWest. 10 am-2 pm; all to see if they have any appointments left – ALL proceeds go to the nonprofits today! 206-938-3675. (5619 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE CHESS TOURNAMENT: Hundreds of kids will be playing chess today at Schmitz Park Elementary, from all over West Seattle, starting at 10 am, in this second annual peninsula-wide tournament. (50th/Spokane)
COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF WEST SEATTLE OPEN HOUSE: For parents only this time, 10 am-2 pm. (9450 22nd SW)
FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSES IN HONOR OF NEIGHBOR APPRECIATION DAY: As noted here last night, you are invited to visit Fire Stations 11, 32, and 37 in West Seattle as part of the city’s Neighbor Appreciation Day, 11 am-1 pm. (16th/Holden, 38th/Alaska, 35th/Holden)
VOTING-RIGHTS DEMONSTRATION: Noon-2 pm in The Junction, a local demonstration is planned as part of a national show of support for a march happening today in Raleigh, North Carolina, protesting voting restrictions that are now on the books in almost half of the USA’s states. (California/Alaska)
ARTIST RECEPTION AT THE LONGHOUSE: Meet artist Earl Livermore at the Duwamish Longhouse opening reception for his exhibition, 1-3 pm. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
ALKI ELEMENTARY PRESENTS ‘DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.’: Students perform again today at 2 pm in the West Seattle High School Theater – details in our calendar listing, including how to check on whether tickets are still available. (3000 California SW)
‘SOUL JAMBALAYA’: The annual musical celebration tonight in the auditorium at Chief Sealth International High School includes gospel, blues, jazz, and funk with the world-famous Total Experience Gospel Choir, Westside Blues, Figgins and Halbert Jazz, and Denny International Middle School Jazz. Free; donations support the Denny/Sealth music programs. 7 pm. (2600 SW Thistle)
LIVE FOLK MUSIC: Singer/songwriter Bill Davie plays at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
FIRST TIME AT THE FEEDBACK: Tonight West Seattle’s Roo and the Few play the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) for the first time – details on the FL website. 9:30 pm. (6451 California SW)
…more on the calendar!
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