West Seattle Wednesday: Reasons to come in out of the rain

March 5, 2014 at 9:31 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

A flotilla of ducks

(Barrow’s goldeneyes, photographed by Flickr member “old desolate,” shared via WSB Flickr group)
With an inch of rain reported overnight, it’s excellent weather for waterfowl. All of the following, meantime, happens indoors, so you don’t need feathers, webbing, or even an umbrella. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

‘FAMILY LOVE LETTERS’: A free workshop described as “estate planning with a heart,” 11 am at Alki Community Center. (5817 SW Stevens)

SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF BABIES: The Early Days” drop-in support group meets Wednesdays in the classroom at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor), noon-2 pm. Details here. (4746 44th SW, upstairs)

DRAZE AT WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL: Not a public event, but worth noting in advance – WSHS students will be hearing today from a local musician whose newest song/video addresses a topic relevant to our area and others around the city (and beyond) – neighborhood changes. Announced by teacher Rebecka McKinney:

Seattle rapper, Draze, will be at West Seattle High School to talk about racism and gentrification to hundreds of WSHS students as a follow up to their recent units on racism through the plays Fences (12th grade) and A Raisin in the Sun (9th grade). Draze will also perform his recently released song, “The Hood Ain’t the Same.”

In a time when gentrification is receiving national and local attention, this is a great opportunity for WSHS students to think critically about the issue and how racism continues to impact equity.

(3000 California SW)

SOMALI STORY TIME: All are invited to the High Point Library for stories, rhymes, and fun entirely in the Somali language, 5 pm. (35th and Raymond)

MINIMUM WAGE HEARING: The City Council’s Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality officially kicks off its work at 6 pm tonight with a public hearing at Town Hall downtown. Full details here. (1119 Eighth Avenue)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: This group of reps from community councils and other organizations around western West Seattle has its monthly meeting at 6:30 pm, Senior Center of West Seattle in The Junction. All welcome. (California/Oregon)

JIM PAGE AT C & P: Singer-songwriter Jim Page performs live tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘THIRD’: Opening night for ArtsWest‘s new production “Third,” written by Wendy Wasserstein. 7:30 pm curtain. (4711 California SW)

3 Comments

  1. The rain is causing mudslides on the North Path to the beach in Lincoln Park, to the point that Parks Personnel had to close off the North Trail.
    And if they don’t unplug the drains at the waterfalls, south path to Shelter three is going to wash away.
    TSK> Just try and get someone to do something down there. Forget it.

    Comment by Rick in the Park — 10:48 am March 5, 2014 #

  2. It is called money. Money is necessary. Sometimes money is not spent to one’s liking. The steep slopes beg for money. But the slopes will slide unless some entity wants to build giant concrete retaining walls.

    And sometimes even concrete fails.

    Check out the fifty year old Wanapum Dam in our spend-thrift neighbors in Grant County’s neck of the woods.

    Comment by Genesee Hill — 6:36 pm March 5, 2014 #

  3. Beautiful photograph

    Comment by annika — 6:46 pm March 5, 2014 #

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