FAMILY-FRIENDLY TENNIS! Starting today, the United States Tennis Association offers lessons for kids and families to learn together at the Solstice Park courts near Lincoln Park, and is sponsoring WSB to get the word out. 9 am Saturdays, 6 pm Thursdays, details here. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE CUP: 8:45 am-6:15 pm both days this weekend, you can go to Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point and cheer for the local families participating in this celebration of community and soccer, held concurrent with the first weekend of the World Cup. Here’s our preview from earlier this week. (34th/Myrtle)
WESTWOOD VILLAGE STREET FAIR: 10 am-6 pm, with rides, live music, vendor booths, more – here’s the schedule of stage entertainment, including this afternoon’s band lineup. (2600 SW Barton)
PENCIL ME IN FOR KIDS BENEFIT BBQ: 11 am-4 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), today’s benefit barbecue raises money for Pencil Me In For Kids, which provides school supplies to kids in need. The menu for a suggested $7 donation: Pulled pork sandwiches & coleslaw. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)
BENEFIT CAR WASH: Seattle Lutheran High School student actors are washing cars at Fauntleroy Chiropractic (WSB sponsor), 11 am-3 pm, to support their trip to the legendary Ashland Shakespeare Festival.
FLAG DAY CEREMONY: As previewed here last night, American Legion Post 160 invites you to its Flag Day ceremony at noon, and you also are welcome to bring old flags in need of proper retirement. (3618 SW Alaska)
KITTY HARBOR OPENS: The cat/kitten adoption/shelter facility by the West Seattle Bridge opens for its summer season, with adoptable felines awaiting you. Noon-5 pm. (3422 Harbor Ave. SW)
LOWEST TIDE OF THE SUMMER: Today’s the day! -3.3 at 12:25 pm. And the volunteer beach naturalists are of course out again at Constellation Park (south of Alki Point) and Lincoln Park (near Colman Pool). Speaking of which …
COLMAN POOL STARTS 7-DAY-A-WEEK SCHEDULE: Today is the first official day of 7-day-a-week operation for the outdoor pool on the beach at Lincoln Park (starting at noon), through Labor Day. Here’s the schedule.
TWO GRADUATION CEREMONIES: Both at Southwest Athletic Complex – congratulations to the Class of 2014! West Seattle High School graduates at 2 pm, Chief Sealth International High School at 7 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)
WHITE CENTER BLOCK PARTY: Downtown White Center welcomes you from 3 pm till dusk for fun including the famous $2 food walk. Here’s our preview on partner site White Center Now. (16th SW south of Roxbury)
JOHN PERKINS AT ‘DO YOU SHIFT?’ BENEFIT: 6 pm tonight at the Duwamish Longhouse, author John Perkins headlines the benefit for the “shapeshifting” documentary that local filmmakers are working on – details here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
BENBOW ROOM’S GRAND OPENING: Live music and more starting at 8 pm; come help its new local owners celebrate. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THE RETURN OF KIRK DUBB: Last seen at the late, lamented Rocksport, Kirk Dubb is back, new EP and all, and performing tonight at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9 pm. (6451 California SW)
LOTS MORE … on the calendar!