West Seattle, Washington
Still a lot of West Seattle summer fun ahead. The next festival is coming up next Saturday – Delridge Day 2017, 11 am-3 pm on August 12th at Delridge Community Center park. The fun includes kids’ activities, skating clinics at adjacent Delridge Skatepark, music, vendors, community groups, food, and local police presenting the “Picnic at the Precinct” section. WSB is co-sponsoring Delridge Day again this year and we look forward to seeing you there!
The newest monthly newsletter from Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Burbridge focuses on firearm safety, and includes an offer of a free cable lock. Read it all below (or in PDF, here):
The locks are expected to be available by mid-month – SPD has some on order, and Jennifer says a private donation will make more available. Again, contact her directly if you are interested – firstname.lastname@example.org – that’s also how to reach her if you:
*Have questions, concerns, and/or want to request her presence at a future meeting.
*Request a presentation on firearm safety and violence prevention
You also can meet her at the Delridge Day festival, one week from today, 11 am-3 pm at Delridge Community Center park (4501 Delridge Way SW). Delridge Day will again this year include the SW Precinct’s annual “Picnic at the Precinct.”
4:03 PM: SFD has quickly extinguished what was described as a wall fire at a house in the 8100 block of Delridge Way SW. No injuries reported.
5:37 PM UPDATE: Added photos from WSB’s Christopher Boffoli, who says firefighters weren’t certain how this started, but it appeared to have originated on the outside of the wall.
Just heard from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary that they have room in a boating-safety class in West Seattle next weekend. Here’s the announcement:
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a day-long About Boating Safely class on Sunday, August 13, 2017, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the West Seattle Veterans Center, 3618 SW Alaska.
Topics to be covered include: boating “rules of the road,” safety equipment, how to avoid accidents, what to do in an emergency, fueling safety and more.
This course, taught by experienced boaters, is a great beginniner/intermediate course. SUP and kayak paddlers and personal watercraft boaters welcome! Families and couples are encouraged to attend together. This class satisfies the requirements for the Washington State Boater Education Card.
Course fee of $35. Second person sharing a course book: $20. Please pre-register by contacting instructor Mike Brough: email@example.com
Just in from Puget Sound Clean Air Agency: The burn ban’s been lifted. From the announcement:
The Puget Sound (area) has returned to mostly GOOD and MODERATE air quality due to shifting winds bringing cleaner air at the surface (breathing level). We expect this weather pattern, and GOOD and MODERATE air quality, to continue through the weekend and into next week…
Alex Rottler spotted those two jellyfish while paddleboarding about a week ago off the 5000 block of Beach Drive and wanted to share the photo. As best Alex, and we, can ID them, it’s a lion’s-mane jellyfish that used its long, stinging tentacles to capture an egg-yolk jellyfish; read about both here.
A different wildlife view accompanies today’s highlights – that’s a 360-degree view of bunnies in “Diver Laura” James‘s West Seattle yard. Meantime, here’s some of what you can see and do in person today:
FAUNTLEROY TREE AMBASSADORS: Join them working at the Fauntleroy Way/Juneau triangle, 9 am-noon! Details here. (Fauntleroy/39th/Juneau)
LINCOLN PARK FOOD TRUCK: Lil J’s Super Dawgs is back on the beach, 11:30 am-3:30 pm. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
BLUE ANGELS TODAY: Today and tomorrow bring the official Seafair airshow, with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels taking off from nearby Boeing Field between 1 and 1:30 pm. That means I-90 will be closed east of I-5 between 12:55 pm and 2:40 pm today and tomorrow.
NO ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS TODAY … but you can visit the lighthouse 1-4 pm on Sunday.
WADING POOLS AND SPRAYPARK OPEN TODAY: Lincoln Park wading pool and Highland Park spraypark are open 11 am-8 pm; Delridge and Hiawatha wading pools are open noon-6:30 pm. (Find addresses here)
WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: You can show up as early as 6:30 pm; movie’s at dusk, with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on the big screen tonight in the festival street by the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). Here’s our preview with the rundown on food trucks, freebies, more. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: 7 pm at Lincoln Park, GreenStage presents “Comedy of Errors,” directed by David Gassner. Free! (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
MUSIC AT OUNCES: Aaron Gonzalez is live in the beer garden at Ounces in North Delridge, 7 pm. (3809 Delridge Way SW)
BLUEGRASS @ KENYON HALL: Ryegrass performs at 7:30 pm – check with Kenyon Hall to be sure you can still get a reservation. (7904 35th SW)
WILL WE SEE ANOTHER RED SUNSET? Jamie Kinney sent this view Friday night:
Tonight’s sunset will be just after 8:30 pm.
SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: Performing with Sphie at West Seattle Brewing, 9 pm. (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)
AFROCOP WITH BILL HORIST: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MUCH, MUCH MORE … on the calendar for today/tonight – check it all out by going here.
Lead singer Steve Kelly exuberantly asked the crowd to take a group selfie with him mid-show:
All are welcome at The Mount’s concerts, which start at 6 pm Fridays – come early if you’re interested in buying dinner and/or drinks, available on the patio starting at 5:30 pm – you can sit in the sun or shade:
Next week, it’s an annual favorite, Danny Vernon‘s Illusion of Elvis. (The Mount is at 4831 35th SW