Thanks to Trileigh Tucker for sharing two photos (see the one below, next to a somewhat related event listing!) of a baby dark-eyed junco requesting, and receiving, food from Dad. Watch out for baby wildlife in the park and elsewhere this time of year! And now – a few things from the calendar for today/tonight:
DEVELOPMENT ISSUES @ CITY HALL: Two items in which West Seattle neighborhood advocates have been active – during its regular 2 pm meeting, the City Council will consider amending and voting on new rules for “small-lot” development, as the Benchview neighborhood pointed out over the weekend. Documents are linked on the agenda (item #2). The meeting will start with a public-comment period for that and/or anything else on the agenda. Then at 5:30 pm, also at City Hall, it’s the official public hearing on rules regarding so-called “microhousing” (small apartments gathered around shared space that usually includes a communal kitchen); here’s our most-recent preview; here’s the official notice, which includes information on how to comment if you can’t go to tonight’s hearing. (600 4th Avenue)
LOU WHITTAKER AT WSHS: The renowned mountaineer speaks at the West Seattle High School Theater at 6:30 pm, benefiting the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Details in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
CELEBRATING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: The community is invited to help Lodge 152 congratulate local students for a job well done:
Alki Masonic Lodge’s #152 annual School Awards Presentation will take place (tonight) at Alki Masonic Center, 4036 40th Ave SW. Each year, the Masons present awards to outstanding high school juniors from West Seattle High School, and Chief Sealth International High School. This year an additional Scholarship will be presented to one outstanding senior from last years recipients. The awards ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 pm in the main lodge room, and will be followed by light refreshments in the banquet hall.
(2nd of 2 photos by Trileigh Tucker)
NATURE EDUCATION: Announced as being for “families, educators and anyone working with young children,” the West Seattle Preschool Association and Vashon Wilderness Program offer “a fun evening in nature” at Camp Long‘s Pollywog Pond tonight, 7-9 pm, free but you’re asked to register here: “Connecting young people with nature has become essential as humans are increasingly disconnecting with the natural world. Join Vashon Wilderness Program’s Executive Director for a lively interactive presentation on nature education for the young child and learn the essential Keys to Deep Nature Connection Mentoring that stimulate learning, health and vitality. This program combines lecture and experiential learning, and a portion of it will take place outside. Please come dressed for the weather and prepared to move.” (5200 35th SW)