West Seattle Saturday: Clean up; fix up; listen up; more…

March 8, 2014 at 6:30 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 9 Comments

(Male Anna’s hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Happy Saturday! Notes and events:

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-5 expansion-joint work continues; tonight until Monday morning, WSDOT is closing up to 3 northbound collector-distributor lanes downtown. The main lanes remain open, as do exits (follow the link to see a map), but this could still lead to some backups.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS TONIGHT: OK, technically tomorrow (Sunday) morning, 2 am.

ADMIRAL ADOPT-A-STREET CLEANUP: 9 am, join the Admiral Neighborhood Association outside Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) and spend a few hours helping beautify your community. Perks, too, as noted in our preview. Young helpers welcome too. (41st/Admiral Way)

INTERNET BASICS, 1 & 2: Know someone who isn’t quite Web-savvy? This class might be just what they need. 11 am-12:30 pm at the High Point Branch Library. Call quick to see if there’s still room – registration is required. Details in our calendar listing. (35th/Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Pre-spring cleaning? Fixing? The West Seattle Tool Library is open 11 am-4 pm on Saturdays, on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

DUWAMISH RIVER, THE FIRST 15,000 YEARS: 1-3 pm presentation by geologist Devin O’Reilly, sharing how glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes & humans have shaped the river. Free; more information here. Duwamish Longhouse. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

PATHFINDER K-8 AUCTION: 5 pm in Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor), it’s the Pathfinder K-8 School auction, themed “Starry Night in the Woods” this year. (6000 16th SW)

3 PLAY RICOCHET: “Bluegrass, Old-Time, Ragtime, & String-Band Americana” music, live, with 3 Play Ricochet at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)


  1. Ooooooo. Loving this photo :D

    Comment by Biancat — 8:04 am March 8, 2014 #

  2. Wonderful photo – thanks for sharing, Mark!

    Comment by annika — 8:36 am March 8, 2014 #

  3. Amazing shot!

    Comment by Lynne — 8:49 am March 8, 2014 #

  4. Excellent shot!

    Comment by John H. — 10:34 am March 8, 2014 #

  5. Mark, your photos always brighten my day.

    Comment by Beth — 11:55 am March 8, 2014 #

  6. You wouldn’t think a little bird that beautiful could be so aggressive. Nice shot!

    Comment by WestSide45 — 12:07 pm March 8, 2014 #

  7. Sweet, sweet photo! Thanks for sharing, Mark.

    Comment by Trileigh — 2:14 pm March 8, 2014 #

  8. Wow, what a lovely bird. Well captured!

    Comment by helridge — 6:26 pm March 8, 2014 #

  9. That little bird is like the world’s loveliest flower in full bloom. Let’s protect our precious wildlife.

    Comment by Jeanie — 11:55 pm March 8, 2014 #

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