West Seattle Saturday: Ferry/traffic alerts plus 17 possibilities for the first half of your weekend

Thanks to Bob Venezia for the photo of Lincoln Park’s famous birds (that’s sort of how we felt this morning, too). Before we get to the highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, the ferry in the background is a cue for one of today’s traffic notes:

BIG VASHON ISLAND EVENT: The Washington State Ferries notes weekend traffic between Fauntleroy and Vashon is likely to be heavy because of the Raft Up kayak/canoe/music event expected to draw thousands.

JUNCTION CRANE COMING DOWN: We will be checking on this for an update shortly, but the block of California between Alaska and Edmunds was scheduled to be a little busier than usual this morning, through mid-afternoon, as the 4730 California project’s tower crane comes down.

CITYWIDE ALERTS FOR THIS WEEKEND … If you’re heading off-peninsula, check this SDOT-published roundup first.

Now, ways to spend at least part of your Saturday here at home:

MOBILE BLOOD DRIVES: Two of them today – follow each link for details: 9 am-3 pm at 42nd/Alaska in The Junction; 9:30 am-3:30 pm at Westwood Village.

RIVERSIDE WALKING TOUR: Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society on a walk through a neighborhood full of stories to tell and sights to see, 10 am, details (and a map) in our calendar listing. (W. Marginal Way/Marginal Place SW)

POCKET PARK MEETING: Remember our story earlier this summer about the Gatewood home donated to Seattle Parks by a local family? 10 am this morning, at the house, neighbors are invited to the informational meeting about plans for demolition and restoration at the site. (3823 SW Willow)

ADOPT A SHELTER PET! Noon-3 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) as part of its ongoing Dog Days of Summer. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

ARBOR HEIGHTS BLOCK PARTY: Noon-4 pm at ARK Park, Arbor Heights Community Church throws its annual summertime party for neighbors! (4113 SW 102nd)

GET SCHOOL SUPPLIES! 2-5 pm at Delridge Skatepark, school-supplies giveaway plus food and fun, courtesy of The Way Church of God; details in our calendar listing. (Genesee/Delridge)

CHIEF SEALTH CLASS OF 1984 REUNION EVENTS … continue with dinner at Talarico’s in The Junction tonight, 6 pm, info here. (4718 California SW)

‘GOONIES’ AT WS OUTDOOR MOVIES: Every year, West Seattle Outdoor Movies asks for suggestions, and this year brought double-digit requests for “The Goonies,” so if you’re a fan, come see it TONIGHT on the big screen in the courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) tonight! Movie’s at dusk (8:30-ish, depending on how clear/cloudy it is by sunset), but gates open at 6:30 pm and you’ll want to come stake out your space early – bring your own chair/blanket. Free but bring $ for nonprofit-benefiting raffle/concessions if you can! (4410 California SW)

MUSICAL THEATER X 2: Hello, Dolly! presented by Twelfth Night Productions; also at 7:30 pm, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” presented by the ArtsWest youth – click on either production’s name for details.

LIVE MUSIC X 6: Five Buck Band at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm; Tom Kell & Emiko Woods at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm; Travis Hart Trio at The Cask (WSB sponsor), 9 pm; Red House at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9 pm; hip-hop slate at Skylark, 9 pm; Tom Price Desert Classic (and more) at Benbow Room, 9 pm.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Ferry/traffic alerts plus 17 possibilities for the first half of your weekend"

  • Wading Pools August 16, 2014 (9:16 am)

    Today is the last day of operation at Hiawatha Wading Pool. Tomorrow is the last day at Delridge. EC Hughes is already shut down. Lincoln Park pool and Sprayparks are open daily through September 1st (weather permitting). I can hardly believe that the summer went by so quickly!

    • WSB August 16, 2014 (10:29 am)

      Thanks! Yikes, I thought we’d put the last days in our calendar as well as the first days …

  • biankat August 16, 2014 (2:52 pm)

    Such a sweet image. Thanks :)

  • Toby Getsch August 17, 2014 (5:15 pm)

    Do those birds have names?

    I see them almost every day while walking over there. If they don’t have names, I think the larger one should be Margaret and the other one, Henrietta.

    #ImportantLifeInfo :)

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