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)
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)