Whatever the weather … this is a big day. The highlights begin with a big event for hundreds of sellers and thousands of shoppers:
WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY: Yes, many of today’s 300+ listed/mapped sales ARE in garages, or carports, or under canopies – the 13th annual WSCGSD is a rain-or-shine extravaganza. Official sale hours are 9 am-3 pm; see the clickable online map/list here, and/or get the downloadable/printable list/map guide here (17 pages, 4 MB). We’ve been reading (and proofreading) the listings for weeks and can confirm, SO MUCH COOL STUFF. Updates throughout the day here on WSB **and** on the official WSCGSD site, westseattlegaragesale.com.
SHOP TO DONATE – OR DONATE SALE LEFTOVERS: It’s a WSCGSD tradition – donation drives synergizing with Sale Day. Five have contacted us this year – collecting items from clothing to books to plant starts – see the list here.
STAMP OUT HUNGER: USPS carriers’ one-day door-to-door food drive is today! Leave your bag of food out in the morning, by your mailbox or wherever your mail is picked up. Questions? Here are answers!
GIRL SCOUTS’ CAR-WASH BENEFIT: 9 am-3 pm, Girl Scout Troop 40890 is having a fundraiser car wash at the Les Schwab Tires lot – stop by between garage sales, and/or to get Mom’s car clean before Mother’s Day! $7 donation (and they will take VISA/MasterCard). More info here. (3801 SW Alaska)
DAKOTA PLACE PARK CLEANUP: 9 am-noon, volunteers of all ages are welcome – details here. (California SW/SW Dakota)
FREE CHILD-DEVELOPMENT SCREENING: 9 am-noon, Leaps and Bounds is scheduling free, short screening sessions – check to see if appointments are still available. (6965 California SW)
5400 DELRIDGE COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 10 am-noon. Meet outside Delridge Library. Details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
EXPERIMAC GRAND OPENING: The newest retail store in Morgan Junction celebrates its grand opening with a 10 am ribbon-cutting and party until 1 pm. (6040 California SW)
WELCOME ROAD WINERY’S GARAGE SALE DAY EVENT: Open noon-7 pm, Welcome Road Winery (WSB sponsor) says, “We’re having a BIG Syrah sale and pouring fresh Semillon from the keg. And selling some good stuff!” Stop by the tasting room for an afternoon break! (3804 California SW)
COMMUNITY TEA: Another refreshing event this afternoon – 2-4 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):
Calling all moms, daughters, grandmas, aunts, sisters, besties … you are warmly invited for a lovely afternoon of Tea! The day before Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the special women in our lives. Tibbetts welcomes all to an afternoon of tea and conversation, with a broad selection of teas and delicious sweets and savories. We have juice for our younger guests and coffee for those who prefer. Tickets are $9 each at the door.
In the Fellowship Hall. (3940 41st SW)
HIGHLINE PREMIER FC TRYOUTS: High-school girls from birth years 2002-1999 are invited to Highline Premier FC (WSB sponsor) tryouts tonight at Walt Hundley Playfield, 6-7:30 pm. More info here. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
‘THE MAMA-LOGUES’: Yes, motherhood can be funny … and this show proves it. 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, benefiting WestSide Baby and Open Arms Perinatal Services. Details in our calendar listing. 13+. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
ALL YOU CAN EAT + EXTRA NOODLES: “Hard blues rock” at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LEANNE WILKINS AND THE WEATHERED: Live at Whisky West, 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)
AND THERE’S MORE ON THE CALENDAR! See it all here.