One thing that might be on your agenda today – whale watching! Carolyn Newman got that photo this morning (and also got the visitors on camera Monday). Thanks to everybody who’s called and texted – we’ve been sharing updates here as well as on Twitter and on Facebook. Meantime, other highlights for today/tonight:
BALLOT DROP-OFF VAN UNTIL 8 PM: It’s Election Day, which really means “ballot-dropoff-or-mailing deadline day.” No stamp needed IF you use a King County Elections dropoff box or van; our area has two of the latter until 8 pm tonight – West Seattle Stadium (enter off northbound 35th just south of Avalon Way) or Greenbridge (east side of 8th SW just south of SW Roxbury). We should get one round of results tonight around 8:15-8:30, and we’ll publish them here on WSB as soon as they’re available.
EARTH DAY/WEEK AT FLEURT: Today through Sunday (April 27th), Fleurt (WSB sponsor) in The Junction celebrates Earth Day/Week by offering you an incentive to recycle a vase/container – for every donated vase/container turned in, Fleurt will give you a mini-plant! (4536 California SW)
SPA DAY AT THE SENIOR CENTER: 2-7 pm, one admission price gets you up to five spa services (or you can buy a la carte) during this special event at the Senior Center of West Seattle (WSB sponsor) – details on the center’s home page. (California/Oregon)
CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA, DIFFERENT LOCATION: 7 pm, the Chief Sealth IHS PTSA meets NOT at the school, but this time, at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. From president Ted Reed:
For the first time, the PTSA at Chief Sealth Int’l High School is going mobile with its general meeting. It will be held at the High Point Neighborhood House. Come hear Principal Aida Fraser-Hammer discuss the process of bringing the school budget to completion. As an initial proposal from the school district – to its final version approved by the teaching staff – the Chief Sealth annual budget is a work-in-progress throughout the year. She will also detail the budget for the upcoming school year. We’re also proud to have Marty McLaren, Seattle School Board Director, presenting the latest news from the district. She will discuss the State Court’s decision to “fully” fund education in the State. If there is an eventual windfall from the State, does have the District have a plan for its use? Priorities?
(6400 Sylvan Way)
WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at Southwest Precinct, with tonight’s special topic, SPD’s online information, what’s helpful, what would be more helpful, what’s in the works. (Delridge/Webster)
NIGHTLIFE: Jazz, blues, trivia, karaoke, singer/songwriter showcase – see the listings on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar. (Mouse over the right side of any line on the calendar and click the “plus sign” to open it for more information.)