West Seattle Saturday: Traffic alerts, calendar highlights…

Thanks to Mark Wangerin for sharing his recent photo of a raccoon spiffed up for what is the wild kingdom’s romantic season as well as ours. Here’s a look ahead to the day, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, but starting with traffic alerts:

HIGHWAY 99, 1ST AVENUE SOUTH: In the stadium zone, some lane/ramp closures you might want to know about this weekend. From WSDOT:

*The South Royal Brougham Way on-ramp to northbound SR 99 will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24.
*The right lane of northbound SR 99 will be closed at South Royal Brougham Way from 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24.
*The right lane of southbound First Avenue South will be closed from Railroad Way South to just north of South Royal Brougham Way from 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24.

This is all part of work to reconfigure Highway 99 lanes that are south of the elevated viaduct.

SOUTHBOUND I-5 LANE CLOSURES: This weekend, the expansion-joint work on I-5 south of the heart of downtown is happening on the southbound “collector-distributor lanes.” They’re down to one lane, so steer clear.

****But you can have a great weekend WITHOUT needing to leave West Seattle to travel those highways. Highlights:

SOLAR SEMINAR: 9:30 am at the Senior Center, WSB sponsor Sunergize West Seattle is presenting a seminar to explain going solar and its benefits – full details in our calendar listing. (SE corner of California/Oregon)

GRIEF-SUPPORT GROUP: First session 10 am-noon at Grace Church – as explained here. (10323 28th SW)

WINE AND CHOCOLATE: West Seattle’s Two Brothers Winery is one of the stops on today’s Seattle Urban Wineries multi-winery tour – ticket information here. (3902 California SW)

SEATTLE PRIDE BASKETBALL TRYOUTS: Various age groups’ tryouts for Seattle Pride Basketball are today at Seattle Lutheran High School – the full schedule is in our preview. (40th/Genesee)

REMODELING/CUSTOM-HOME-BUILDING WORKSHOP: 2 pm at Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor), come learn about remodeling and custom-home-building at a free workshop. Call ASAP to make sure there’s still room! Details including phone number are in our listing. (NE corner of California/Findlay)

VETERAN CENTER OPEN HOUSE: The West Seattle Veteran Center, in the historic American Legion Post 160 building, invites you to an evening open house at 7 pm, with music by Henry at War starting at 8 pm. All ages, free, $5 donation appreciated to help the WSVC work toward its goals; details in our calendar listing. (3618 SW Alaska)

MORE LIVE MUSIC AT … 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 8 pm at The Cask, 9 pm at Skylark Café and Club, 9:30 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor). See the calendar for acts and more details.

CLOSING NIGHT FOR ‘PRIVATE EYES’: 7:30 pm, the final performance of Twelfth Night Productions‘ show, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

2 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Traffic alerts, calendar highlights..."

  • seewhatsealionsstart February 22, 2014 (9:17 am)

    Beautiful photo Mark!

  • Diane February 22, 2014 (6:46 pm)

    music at C&P is outstanding; 630-830; lots of seats

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