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(Anna’s Hummingbird with a fall-foliage backdrop, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Happy Saturday! Here are highlights of what’s happening – first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
‘SHOP SMALL’ SATURDAY! This is the day to get out and support local independent businesses – as every day should be, but this day brings an extra spotlight. You’ll find places to “shop small” in a BIG way all over West Seattle, but in The Junction alone, more than 20 businesses have something special for you today – see the list here, and here’s a printable version. Outside The Junction and doing something special too? Comment below! We’ll be out covering this big day as it happens.
BAZAAR: Alki Masonic Hall Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by Alki Court 21, 9 am-4 pm. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)
GIFT FAIR: Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair continues 10 am-5 pm today, second of three days, at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle. Details in our calendar listing; here’s our coverage from the first day. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
ANNIVERSARY SALE: 6th anniversary sale continues at Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor), with “15% off most guitars, amplifiers, and pedals.” Open 10 am-6 pm today. (4736 California SW)
(added) SMALL BIZ SATURDAY AT ALAIR: Everything is 20 percent off at gift shop Alair, proprietor Shandon Graybeal tells us. (3280 California SW)
SEATTLE CIVIC DANCE THEATRE HOLIDAY BREAKFAST: 11 am at Fauntleroy Church:
There will be a dance concert, pancakes, raffle baskets, and a special visit from Santa! All proceeds go to support our scholarship program. Doors open at 10:30, breakfast served at 11. Tickets online at scdt.yapsody.com or at the door.
All welcome! (9140 California SW)
FOR THE LITTLE ONES: At Kid-Friendly Footwear @ Again and Again (WSB sponsor): “Customers enjoy 25-50% off all brand-new infant and toddler carriers including Ergo, Beco, Lilllebaby, Moby Wraps and more! 25% off iPlay waterproof cozy toddler winter coats & baby buntings. Many in-store new kids shoe & boot discounts 10 – 50% off Bogs, Keen, Hanna Andersson and more!” (4832 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE LIGHTS: Night 3 for for West Seattle Lights, light shows synched to music. 5-10 pm tonight; see the nightly schedule by going here. Bring nonperishable food for the West Seattle Food Bank bin out front. Here’s our coverage from Friday night.
(3908 SW Charlestown)
GARY BENSON’S CHRISTMAS SHOW: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
And from the year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WS LINUX USERS’ GROUP, LOCATION CHANGE: Today’s meeting of the West Seattle Linux Users’ Group is at a different location – 9 am at Be’s Restaurant in The Junction. (4509 California SW)
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: If you can donate blood, consider helping with the holiday-season shortage by donating at today’s drive on the south side of Westwood Village – look for the Bloodmobile, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, closed 12:30-1:30 pm. (2600 SW Barton)
(added) CHIEF SEALTH BASKETBALL JAMBOREE: High-school basketball season begins with the annual boys-basketball jamboree at Chief Sealth International High School and adjacent Denny International Middle School – 8 teams are participating. JV plays starting at 11 am in the Denny gym (schedule here; 2601 SW Kenyon) and varsity plays starting at noon in the Sealth gym (schedule here; 2600 SW Thistle).
(added) HEALING TREE OPEN HOUSE: “Open house at Healing Tree today. 10 therapists giving away free massage and free Reiki. BOGO on gift certificates. Caroling sing-along at 11:30 am. Champagne, hot cocoa, appetizers. Pathfinder wreaths will be for sale.” (3225 California SW)
WAR PUPPY & DYNAMITE NUGGET: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)