West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk; making Roxbury safer; Genesee-Schmitz; ‘Having The Conversation’; talk to SPU; more

February 13, 2014 9:09 am
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Topping the highlights list: The pre-Valentine edition of West Seattle Art Walk is tonight, 6-9 pm at 18 venues from Admiral to North Delridge to Morgan Junction, and beyond. Here’s the map/list:

Click for a full-size view. And browse wsartwalk.com to preview places you might want to stop – many of which are selling art as well as showing it, plus other potential gifts (for yourself, if not your Valentine!). Highlights shared with us via separate announcements include:

ART WALK AT OFFICE JUNCTION: West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) invites you to: “Enjoy art by Andrew Millers paired with fabulous live music from 7 to 8 pm by Max Perry, formerly the bass player for the now defunct Willis/Actual Tigers, was touring the US with bands such as Sparklehorse and Counting Crows.” (5230-B California SW)

WEST SEATTLE CYCLERY: At the bike shop in The Junction – “We are happy to have Carmel Schimmel at West Seattle Cyclery for the February Art Walk this Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm. Carmel crafts her jewelry from “up-cycled” bike parts. She is a coach and lifelong cyclist who wants to create beautiful and functional art. You can find more of her work at unchainedseattle.com.” (4508 California SW)

WINE AND CHOCOLATE AT BIN 41: 6-8 pm, “featuring a wine and chocolate pairing tasting in partnership with Theo’s. We did the tour during our staycation and discovered some super-delicious new flavors. We’ll be featuring these brand-new bars during the tasting. An associate from Theo’s will be on hand during the tasting to mingle with you and answer all of your chocolate questions.” (4707 California SW)

WINE CLUB AT C & P COFFEE: While not an official Art Walk stop, it’s a second-Thursday staple, 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): “Meet this month’s artist Linda McClamrock and watch her give a demo of her amazing collages! There will be special drink prices, appetizers and live music by Choro Tocando.” (5612 California SW)

Also today/tonight:

SCHOOL TOURS/OPEN HOUSE: Here’s what’s on our calendar – Pathfinder tours until 10 this morning, 1901 SW Genesee; tours until 10 am at Arbor Heights Elementary (37th/104th); 1-2 pm tours at STEM at Boren (parents/guardians only), 5950 Delridge Way SW; Village Coop info night/open house, 6:30-8:30 pm, SSCC room RAH 201 (6000 16th SW).

CHAMBER TALKS MINIMUM WAGE: As previewed here earlier this week, the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s lunch meeting features a panel discussion on the campaign for a higher minimum wage. Lower-level meeting room at The Kenney (WSB sponsor), 11:30 am. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

EVERY OTHER WEEK TRASH? FUTURE RATE HIKES? TELL SPU WHAT YOU THINK: Tonight Seattle Public Utilities comes to West Seattle for a meeting about its “strategic business plan.” That might sound bureaucratically boring until you consider its business involves a variety of services you use every day – water, sewer, trash. And in the latter category, for example, the possibility of cutting pickups in half is looming, so if you feel strongly either way, that’s one reason to stop by and offer your thoughts. They’re interested in your thoughts on what they charge, too. 6 pm, High Point Community Center. (6920 34th SW)

‘HAVING THE CONVERSATION’ WITH YOUR ELDERS: Is it time for a difficult conversation with your parent(s) or grandparent(s) – maybe you’re wondering if it’s safe for them to keep driving, or if they need help with day-to-day life. An expert in helping people have these conversations, Moraine Byrne, leads a free seminar tonight at The Kenney, 6 pm. Here’s our preview; it includes links for RSVP’ing, although you’re also welcome to just show up. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

SPEAK UP TONIGHT – HOW TO MAKE SW ROXBURY SAFER? What should be done to make SW Roxbury safer? Be at Wiley Community Center in Greenbridge tonight at 6:30 pm. The reminder from Joe Szilagyi of the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council:

The more of you that come out tonight the better–let SDOT know what is wrong with Roxbury.

Six months ago, the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council together with the Highland Park Action Committee and the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council called on the Seattle Department of Transportation and their King County DOT counterparts to perform a safety study on SW Roxbury Street. Everyone in our area knows how bad the speeding issues are. There are sections of sidewalk missing. We have a large number of accidents.

We asked on July 21, 2013, six months ago. Now, all the safety studies and research are done. SDOT is now in charge of the project, and are going to perform outreach for your feedback in implementing the solutions they’ve come up to the problems they’ve found.

(9800 8th SW)

GENESEE-SCHMITZ NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 7 pm tonight, busy meeting for GSNC, including elections, the Dakota ex-substation, the 48th/Charlestown property the city is buying, more. West Side Presbyterian Church. (3601 California SW)

MORE … on our calendar!

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