(No such thing as too many eagle photos. Thanks to Ryan O’Keven for this view of two!)
Happy Saturday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, some of what’s up now through nighttime:
BIRD WALK IN LINCOLN PARK … with Audubon. Starts at 8 am; details in our listing. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
FOOD DRIVE: The Kiwanis ONE food drive is today – watch for Kiwanians, Key Club members, and Scouts at local grocery stores, as previewed here, 9 am-3 pm.
SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMIT: Not IN West Seattle, but EVERYONE is invited to the Neighborhood Summit happening 9 am-1 pm today at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall downtown; here’s the agenda. We’ll see you there for at least part of it – text us if you’re going! 206-293-6302. (3rd/Mercer)
ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY CLEANUP: 9 am-noon at the school:
It is that time of year again to give the face of the school grounds at Arbor Heights a little love. This is a great time to gather for a working playdate, have some coffee and baked goods, and work together to clean the grounds, entry, walkways, flowerbeds, etc. as we enjoy our last few months before construction begins. Bring your gardening gloves and tools or use what’s provided and come and join us!
(37th SW/SW 104th)
FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK … would love to have you help them rescue part of the park from invasive plants/weeds, starting at 9 am. Details here. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
FAIRMOUNT RAVINE IVY-FIGHTING FOLLOWUP: Starting at 9 am, Fairmount Ravine needs your help to get free of some of the tree-choking ivy in this beautiful ravine that also frames a road used by many to get between Admiral and Alki. Details in our preview. (Fairmount/Forest)
SANISLO BOOK SALE: 10 am-2 pm, the big annual book sale benefiting the 4th grade camping trip at Sanislo Elementary – a major outdoor-educational opportunity. Books for all ages will be on sale. (1812 SW Myrtle)
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: West Seattle’s school-board rep Marty McLaren invites anyone who wants to talk with her about Seattle Public Schools issues to come to the common house of Puget Ridge Cohousing 10 am-noon today. (7020 18th SW)
INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP GAMES DAY, #1: Uptown Espresso in Delridge is now also a “Gameporium “and is celebrating ITGD 10 am-midnight, with game-playing and game-learning. (Delridge/Andover)
WEST SEATTLE RUNNER’S 4TH ANNIVERSARY SALE & DISCOUNT WEST SEATTLE 5K REGISTRATION: Come help West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) celebrate its 4th anniversary with a big sale and other special events, including – today only – one last chance for the discount registration price for the May 18th West Seattle 5K (benefiting and organized by the WSHS PTSA). More in our calendar listing. (California/Charlestown)
VOLUNTEER AT THE LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: The next orientation for prospective volunteers at the home of West Seattle’s history is today, 11 am-1 pm, and there’s lots for you to help with! See for yourself, here. (61st/Stevens)
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SPAGHETTI DINNER/AUCTION: The night after the team’s win over Rainier Beach:
… you can support them at a spaghetti dinner tonight, 5-8 pm at West Side Presbyterian Church, $10 donation per person. Photo by Greg Slader, above, shows Spencer Elder pitching in Friday’s game. (3601 California SW)
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL DINNER/AUCTION: 5-9 pm, you’re invited to help Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School celebrate this special night – details in our calendar listing. (20th/Roxbury)
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL ‘TASTE OF THE ARTS’: Visual, performing, and culinary arts combine for this unique benefit – here’s our preview. 6-10 pm, starting at St. John’s Episcopal Church and moving next door to the WSHS Theater. (California/Hanford/Stevens)
‘TAKING ROOT’: For Earth Month, West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents the story of Wangari Maathai (who came to West Seattle several years ago to plant trees with students). Neighborhood House’s High Point Center – come meet your neighbors at 6:30, film at 7. Details here. (6900 Sylvan Way)
This is just part of the list – check out the calendar for more, including music tonight.