(Northern Flicker, photographed by Mark Wangerin, whose work is now on display at the West Seattle YMCA)
Big things happening in – and/or affecting – West Seattle for the rest of today:
HALA ‘PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE’ GOES PUBLIC: As previewed here very early this morning, the city is going public at noon with the “preferred alternative” for citywide upzoning. That’s part of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Mayor Burgess plans a media briefing at noon (on Capitol Hill, but we’re planning to be there, and we’ll have a followup report this afternoon). You can already preview what’s proposed (or not) for any specific address via the new map that’s gone live in advance.
TRIANGLE TASK FORCE: The citizens’ advisory committee that’s been reviewing potential changes to improve service on the Washington State Ferries “Triangle” route – Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth – meets today, 4:30-7 pm at Fauntleroy Church. Public welcome. (9140 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: It’s the second Thursday and that means West Seattle Art Walk night! The venue map/list:
As previewed here last night, highlights include the Sea-Town Real Estate (2701 California SW; WSB sponsor) grand-opening party, a food drive at John L. Scott in The Junction, artists at The Building in Gatewood, and more – lots of highlights in this preview on the official WSAW website.
CHIEF SEALTH IHS INFORMATIONAL NIGHT: Considering going to Chief Sealth International High School next year? 6 pm, you’re invited to come see the school, meet the staff, and find out about the programs. More info here. (2600 SW Thistle)
CONCORD INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY FOLLOW-UP MEETING: 6 pm at Concord International Elementary in South Park, it’s a followup meeting to last month’s community forum (WSB coverage here) airing concerns including changes to the Dual-Language Immersion Program and kindergarten overcrowding. Public welcome. (723 S. Concord)
STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN/HIGH-SCHOOL BOUNDARIES: 6:30-8 pm at West Seattle High School, it’s one of five citywide open houses with information on potential upcoming changes, as detailed in our calendar listing. Drop in to find out more. (3000 California SW)
STAR WARS MEETS SHAKESPEARE: 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater, it’s the next performance of the WSHS student production “William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope.” Ticket info’s in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
LOTS MORE ON THE CALENDAR … just go here!