(Pileated woodpecker, photographed at Camp Long this week by Mark Wangerin)
Spring is here, as of about half an hour ago. Our highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar include two ways to celebrate:
CELEBRATE SPRING AT COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: An invitation for you, from Stu Hennessey:
Celebrate the 1st day of spring at the Community Orchard of West Seattle. Spring arrives at 9:46 Thursday morning, and Health and Harvest at the Community Orchard is from 5 pm to 7 pm. We will be demonstrating blueberry bush and fruit tree pruning. Healthy activities with a Harvest of spring tonic greens.
COWS is on the northeast side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)
PELVIC HEALTH AND AWARENESS CLASS: West Seattle/Highline Physical Therapy is offering this class to women for a nominal fee benefiting nonprofit Open Arms Perinatal. It’s advised for women who “want to improve bladder control, reduce back or pelvic pain, or get help in recovering from childbirth or abdominal surgery.” More details in our calendar listing; class starts 6:30 pm. (4700 42nd SW, Suite 510)
SUNSET WATCH WITH ALICE ENEVOLDSEN: For five years, NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen has been leading fun, educational sunset-watch events on equinoxes and solstices at West Seattle’s Solstice Park. Since spring has just arrived, tonight is the vernal-equinox edition. Arrive around 6:45 to get some quality time with Alice, who usually demonstrates exactly how the equinox works, and leads Q/A. All ages welcome; toddler-friendly activities planned as part of it. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
COMMUNITY MEETING FOR 24TH SW SUBDIVISION NEAR LONGFELLOW CREEK: Tonight is the community-requested meeting for the proposal to split one lot into eight in the 6500 block of 24th SW, first reported here in December and then again in January when neighbors pointed out flooding/drainage problems. City Department of Planning and Development reps will preside and take comments as part of their review of the subdivision proposal, envisioned as a precursor to building single-family homes on the lots. The meeting is at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center at 7 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
Explorer West’s Parent Community Network is hosting a screening of this poignant documentary about juvenile offenders in maximum security lock-up and their lives 18 years later. There will be a post-screening Q&A session with Explorer West parent and producer of Minor Differences, Caroline Cumming, and three of the men from the documentary. Last month, the film won “Best Documentary” at the Spokane International Film Festival.
The screening is at 7 pm at EW and will be followed by a Q/A. $5 tickets are available online, and at the door. (10015 28th SW)