West Seattle Wednesday: Give blood; buy produce; enjoy music; meet candidates; more…

Thanks to Mark Wangerin for today’s featured photo, a rhinoceros auklet photographed off Duwamish Head. Mark explains:

This bird shows the breeding plumage well. The Auklets are Puffin relatives and feed by diving for fish and “fly” underwater. They are fairly difficult to photograph in that they prefer deeper water and tend not to get too close to shore. They do come close occasionally and can be seen from our shoreline. When approached by boat they escape by diving under the water. Photography is quite difficult from a moving boat on choppy seas.

Back on land, today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

BLOOD DRIVE: Summer is a challenging time for keeping supplies up at Puget Sound Blood Center – so if you can give, please do, at today’s Our Lady of Guadalupe blood drive, 1-7 pm (closed 3-3:45 pm) – details in our calendar listing. (35th/Myrtle)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN: Today’s the first of 12 Wednesdays this summer/fall when you can visit the High Point Market Garden Farm Stand 4-7 pm and buy organic produce that was grown just steps away. Here’s our preview from earlier this week. (32nd/Juneau)

CANCELLIERI AT SALTY’S: Live acoustic folk on what promises to be another beautiful evening on the water, starting at 5:30 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), no cover, no minimum. (1936 Harbor SW)

CANDIDATE RECEPTION: As previewed here Tuesday, you can meet and talk one-on-one with more than 20 candidates/elected officials from around the area at tonight’s reception at The Sanctuary at Admiral, co-sponsored by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Seattle Business Association. (California/Lander)

TALK WITH COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN: West Seattle-residing City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen‘s next “Little City Hall” conversation opportunity is tonight at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center at 6 pm. Question? Comment? Idea? Drop by. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Rasmussen is one of two City Councilmembers on the agenda tonight for our area’s largest political group. As previewed here last night, Councilmember Nick Licata is scheduled to speak about the alternative tax proposal he and Councilmember Kshama Sawant have proposed to raise money to avoid Metro Transit cuts in Seattle city limits; the 34th DDs will be considering endorsing it. Rasmussen is scheduled to speak about the August 5th ballot measure to create a permanent Park District for extra Seattle Parks money (he spoke about it at last night’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting, and we’ll have that story here later today). See the rest of the agenda here. (9131 California SW)

MUSIC BINGO AT THE CASK: Described as “a cross between bingo, trivia, and karaoke” at The Cask (WSB sponsor) – starts at 7 pm. (2350 California SW)

AND MORE NIGHTLIFE … on our calendar!

3 Replies to "West Seattle Wednesday: Give blood; buy produce; enjoy music; meet candidates; more..."

  • Trileigh July 9, 2014 (2:28 pm)

    Wow, great catch, Mark! Unusual bird, excellent photo. So were you out there rocking in a boat or was this from on shore?

  • biankat July 9, 2014 (8:49 pm)

    Great bird shot. Never heard of them but will keep my eyes peeled from now on. :)

  • Enviromaven July 10, 2014 (9:39 am)

    Cool photo! Thanks for posting and providing info!

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