Happening now: At the West Seattle Farmers’ Market

April 25, 2010 at 12:37 pm | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | Comments Off

Got glasses, cell phones or ink cartridges to recycle? The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle will gladly take them off your hands. Just go to their booth at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market (on the east side, immediately behind KeyBank) before 2. And if you don’t see this in time, they’ll be doing it again later. (P.S. The motorcycle is a reminder of the Kiwanians’ upcoming Charity Poker Run/Classic Car Show, May 15th – more details here.) Glorious day at the Market in the sunshine …

We always link the newest “Ripe ‘n’ Ready” list in our Sunday morning preview story – if you missed it, here’s the link. Never know what you’ll find …

West Seattle Sunday: Nursery Beer Fest, school Sports Swap, poetry

April 25, 2010 at 6:07 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

Pretzels among the plants, photographed last May during West Seattle Nurserys first Beer Fest with Prost West Seattle – and this afternoon they’re doing it again, 1-5 pm, with part of the day’s proceeds benefiting the West Seattle Wildlife Habitat Project … This morning/afternoon, Lafayette Elementary raises money for its ongoing playground project with its first-ever Sports Swap sale, 9 am-4 pm at the school (map) … At Southwest Library this afternoon, bring your own poetry or your favorite authors’ work to perform and/or simply appreciate, in celebration of National Poetry Month, 2-3 pm (here’s the official flyer) … The former football star nicknamed “The Throwin’ Samoan” speaks at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) at 11:30 this morning, and lunch is part of the deal (full details here) … And of course it’s West Seattle Farmers’ Market day, 10 am-2 pm at 44th/Alaska – with new items including “Rocksalmic Vinegar” (explained in the Ripe ‘n’ Ready list). … More on the West Seattle Weekend Lineup!

Another reason to thank West Seattle Farmers’ Market vendors

March 9, 2010 at 3:30 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

Chris Curtis from Neighborhood Farmers’ Market Alliance, which manages the West Seattle Farmers’ Market and six others, shared some good news: NFMA farmers donated 47,000 pounds of fresh produce and food to regional food banks last year – about six tons of that, from West Seattle. Curtis says there’s no donation requirement for participants – farmers are asked to consider donations at day’s end, particularly if they have produce that can’t easily “go back on the truck and on to another market.” Donated food, according to Curtis, is “generally collected at the end of the market day by food-bank volunteers, then stored, packaged and distributed to food-bank clients within 48 hours.”

West Seattle Farmers’ Market: New veggies, & trivia contest

March 7, 2010 at 6:30 am | In Fun stuff to do, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | Comments Off

Cauliflower is on the “what’s new” section of the Ripe ‘n’ Ready list for today’s West Seattle Farmers’ Marketsee the whole list here. 10 am-2 pm as always, 44th/Alaska in The Junction. PLUS – market managers are asking a trivia question via Twitter; if you show up at the market with the answer, you’re eligible for “market dollars.” Here’s the tweet.

West Seattle Farmers’ Market: What’s on the list today

February 28, 2010 at 6:30 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

From soup to nuts – apples to stinging nettles – it’s a long list of freshness at West Seattle Farmers’ Market (10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska) – check out the Ripe ‘n’ Ready rundown here!

More West Seattle Valentine’s Day notes, from wedding to workout

February 14, 2010 at 2:49 am | In Holidays, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

WEST SEATTLEITE’S WEBBED WEDDING: One of the most interesting netizens we’ve met along the way during WSB’s four-plus years is Jerry, proprietor of the eclectic site JetCityOrange. Saturday night, he tweeted the news that he and his beloved are going to get married at noon today, and you’ll be able to watch live at JCO – www.jetcityorange.com/wedding – with the webcam going live about an hour ahead of time.

DINING GUIDE REMINDER: If you still haven’t decided where to dine, check the listings in the West Seattle Valentine’s Day Dining Guide we published earlier this week (and have since updated several times) – the fun starts early, with brunch specials at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor), including the debut of the mimosa carafe, which proprietor Jessie SK told us the other day will become a regular feature.

VALENTINES AND ELVIS AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET: Special events today at West Seattle Farmers’ Market (10 am-2 pm at 44th/Alaska) – “Elvis” reportedly might just be out and about with a “hunka hunka burnin’ love” between 11 am and 1 pm; meantime, market managers write in e-mail, “We have a Make-Your-Own-Valentines workshop set up at both markets. Paper, lace, hearts, glitter, glue – everything you and your sweetie need to say I Love You through low-tech honest art.” Meantime, today’s full Ripe and Ready List is here.

ART WITH A HEART, FOR HAITI: Two events today – West Seattle artist/entrepreneur Stephanie Hargrave is hosting an art sale 11 am-6 pm, 3234 California SW, proceeds to Haiti relief – read the details here; Alki resident Angela Williams“Collage for a Cause” event in the International District is 1-4 pm (previewed in a WSB interview here; full event details are here).

SERENADED AT THE STORE: Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) in Admiral will have live harp music 1-3 pm today (and plans to chocolate-dip strawberries for the second consecutive day, noon-4 pm).

WORK OUT TO HONOR A HERO: This afternoon at 3 pm at CrossFit West Seattle, the Behind the Badge Foundation is the beneficiary of a Hero Memorial Workout paying tribute to Seattle Police Officer (and onetime West Seattleite) Tim Brenton, murdered in the line of duty last Halloween night. Full details here.

Lots more! (For example – how about “Love Song” at ArtsWest, to show your love? or the first of 2 shows this week of “Vagina Monologues” at Youngstown) – see the West Seattle Weekend Lineup.

Today: Pancakes! Farmers’ Market! Super Bowl in West Seattle!

February 7, 2010 at 5:31 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

PANCAKES: You need fuel to get ready for your Super Bowl party. Or whatever else you’re up to. Hiawatha Community Center (2700 California SW) wants to see YOU, yes, YOU, this morning, between 8 am and noon, for its 22nd Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: $5 for ages 13 & up, $4 for 5-12 and 65+, free for 4 and under. Menu: “ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES!! … with warm syrup and melted butter, coffee, and juice. Ham, sausage, bagels, and fruit also available in limited portions. All proceeds are applied towards our youth basketball programs, which includes scholarships, equipment, uniforms and more!”

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: The updated Ripe ‘n’ Ready list is online at the WSFM website – this week’s new items include first-of-the-season radishes. 10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska, as always.

FREE SUNDAY YOGA: 11 am, SoundYoga (WSB sponsor), 5639 California SW (map).

WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL IN WEST SEATTLE: Big day’s here. Whether you watch it for the commercials or the football or both – or you don’t watch it at all – the Super Bowl dominates today anyway. Here’s the list we put together of where to watch, what kind of TVs they have, and what food/drink specials they’re offering. May the best commercials, er, team, win.

That’s just part of what’s up today – the rest is in the West Seattle Weekend Lineup!

West Seattle today: Polar Plunge; Dine for Haiti; Farmers’ Market

January 24, 2010 at 5:31 am | In Fun stuff to do, How to help, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

POLAR PLUNGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Looks like the air and the water will both be in the 40s this morning as a crowd of brave and giving souls – from police officers to high-school students – takes the Polar Plunge at Alki, for Special Olympics of Washington. Registration 9 am, into the water at 11 am. More here. And once you’ve dried off, a great day/night of dining out for a good cause is ahead:

FIVE WEST SEATTLE EATERIES IN DINE OUT SEATTLE FOR HAITI: Though the poster says “night’s proceeds,” things start early – Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) will give ALL its brunch proceeds to Haiti quake relief – 9 am to 3 pm. Feedback Lounge (also a WSB sponsor) is in on “Dine Out” too, with the door swinging open at 11:30 am (and remember Sunday’s the day for the famous ribs, starting at 5). Spring Hill, Mission and La Rustica also are participating – plus 10 others citywide.

WHAT ELSE IS UP? Elsewhere in the West Seattle Weekend Lineup — Also at Skylark – art opening tonight (6 pm) for Lonjina Verdugo … and this morning/afternoon, as always, it’s the West Seattle Farmers’ Market (10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska) – read on for today’s Ripe and Ready list: Click to read the rest of West Seattle today: Polar Plunge; Dine for Haiti; Farmers’ Market…

Today: West Seattle help for Haiti; orchard talk; Farmers’ Market

January 17, 2010 at 7:57 am | In Gardening, How to help, West Seattle Farmers' Market | Comments Off

WEST SEATTLE HELP FOR HAITI: West Seattle Christian Church (42nd/Genesee) is collecting donations for Haiti at its services (9 and 10:45 am) today and next Sunday; West Seattle Unitarian Universalists will raise money with a soup lunch after today’s service (10:30 am, so lunch around 11:45), Masonic Hall (40th/Edmunds); in Morgan Junction, Beveridge Place Pub hosts Dogs for Docs, raising money with sausages, hot dogs and veggie dogs plus a silent auction and raffle, benefiting Doctors Without Borders, 4-7 pm, 6413 California SW; in White Center, Full Tilt Ice Cream donates all of today’s profits (Columbia City and U-District locations too). Ongoing drives are listed here (let us know if something’s missing!).

ORCHARD MEETING: As mentioned here yesterday, everyone interested in a potential Community Orchard for West Seattle is invited to a meeting at 4 pm at Duwamish Cohousing, 6000 17th SW.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: A new item debuts today: Wild Alaskan Spot Prawns (frozen) from fishing vessel Hat Trick ($22 for 2 pounds). Market managers say this’ll be offered every other week through the winter. Read on for today’s full Ripe and Ready list of what’s new: Click to read the rest of Today: West Seattle help for Haiti; orchard talk; Farmers’ Market…

West Seattle’s first Sunday of 2010: Eat, drink and be peaceful!

January 3, 2010 at 5:31 am | In Fun stuff to do, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, West Seattle religion, West Seattle restaurants, WS beverages | Comments Off

(Saturday afternoon iPhone photo from Chas Redmond)
This end-of-holidays weekend was so quiet, post-New Year’s Eve, there wasn’t even enough going on for a full West Seattle Weekend Lineup. But with school resuming tomorrow, and many people due back to work after the classic Christmas-to-New-Year’s vacation, today we’ve got a full slate of options – food, drink, music, peace among them:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: The Ripe ‘n’ Ready list says what’s new this week includes Pickled Wild Sockeye Salmon and Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox from Loki Fish Company (on Twitter at @lokifishco). See the full list here; wander the market at 44th/Alaska, 10 am-2 pm; watch for same-day bulletins from market management, tweeting at @NFMASeattle.

SING IT: A choral cantata is the center of the 10:30 am service at Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood (39th/Thistle).

MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT: Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) is gaining increasing fame for Tony’s Southside Ribs on Sundays – 5 pm “until they run out.” 6451 California SW; The Feedback opens at 11:30 am Sundays (and every day) and is on Twitter at @feedbacklounge.

WEST SEATTLE NEIGHBORS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE: They’re the folks you see at the anti-war vigil in The Junction every Sunday at noon, and tonight’s their monthly meeting, all welcome, 5 pm at Alki UCC Church (61st/Hinds), followed by 6 pm potluck. Online: groups.snowcoalition.org/westseattle.

ALL-AGES LIVE MUSIC AT SKYLARK: Sunday nights, the under-21s can stay and play at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) – music starts at 7 pm tonight with Minor Dissonance, then at 8 Shanta, and at 9 Vigilante Santos plays. 3803 Delridge. (Full calendar here; p.s., long before music time, Skylark opens 9 am today for brunch – check out the menu here; Skylark’s on Twitter at @skylarkcafe.)

Today: West Seattle Farmers’ Market, cancer-fighting fundraiser…

December 27, 2009 at 6:21 am | In Fun stuff to do, Highland Park, How to help, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | Comments Off

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: No holiday break for West Seattle’s favorite outdoor buy-local eat-local weekly adventure. 10 am-2 pm as always, 44th/Alaska. Here’s what’s on the fresh sheet; one more market note, the Thanksgiving dinner-cooking contest winners have been announced (a vegetarian feast for 7 took top honors).

“TEAM TRACY” FUNDRAISER @ SKYLARK: West Seattle’s most-famous Breast Cancer 3-Day team, Tracy Dart’s Team Tracy, gets 20% of the proceeds from food sales during brunch today at Skylark Cafe (WSB sponsor), from 10 am to 1 pm – chow down and help save lives. (The next Seattle 3-Day is set for Sept. 24-26.)

LANTERN WORKSHOP TO PREP FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE PARADE: Help put together lanterns for the Highland Park Improvement Club-led neighborhood parade on New Year’s Eve – drop by HPIC (1116 SW Holden) between noon-6 pm today for artist-coached lantern-making. Full details are here, including the materials you need to bring, to supplement what’ll be provided.

“PLAID TIDINGS” FINALE: Today, the (plaid) curtain falls on the holiday extravaganza at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) – as of late Saturday night, a couple dozen tickets remained (according to this AW tweet) – buy yours ASAP here; showtime’s 3 pm.

In The Junction today: Farmers’ Market, freebies, contest entries

November 29, 2009 at 6:03 am | In Holidays, West Seattle businesses, West Seattle Farmers' Market | Comments Off

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm as always. New items include parsnips, pears and matsutake mushrooms, according to the new Ripe ‘n’ Ready list.

HOTWIRE FREEBIES: The first two of four new coupons from Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) runs through tomorrow – free latte’ or americano – get the coupons here, then hop up the street while you’re in The Junction for the Farmers’ Market.

CONTEST ENTRIES: Hotwire’s among the more than three dozen places you can enter (no purchase necessary) the $6,500 Junction holiday giveaway. First drawing’s at the tree lighting next Saturday night!

Today: Pancakes with the Lions, Feedback Lounge bazaar, art …

November 22, 2009 at 6:03 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | Comments Off

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WEST SEATTLE LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND BAKE SALE: Even if you wake up late, you’ve got time to get to this one – 8 am to 1 pm, Seattle Lutheran High School gym (41st/Genesee, Google Street View above). Menu includes three types of pancakes – buttermilk, “Judy’s Pumpkin Crunch,” gluten-free. Plus ham/sausage, coffee/juice/tea/milk – all for $8 adults, $5 kids 12 and under.

FEEDBACK LOUNGE BAZAAR: 2-6 pm today, shop at the first-ever Holiday Bazaar (well, it’s their first holiday season!) at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) – jewelry, aromatherapy, handbags, more. Wine and cocktail specials too.

LAST FARMERS’ MARKET BEFORE THANKSGIVING: 10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska. It’s also your last chance to shop for the big contest – the most Farmers Market-sourced Thanksgiving feast – rules here. Today’s Ripe ‘n’ Ready list is here.

FAUNTLEROY ART SHOW/SALE FINALE: Last chance! 11 am-12:30 pm, Fauntleroy Church (9140 California).

BLOOD DRIVE: 10:30-4:30 today, walk-ins are welcome, Mars Hill Church in West Seattle (35th/Ida); more info here.

Today: West Seattle Farmers’ Market – with a contest!

November 8, 2009 at 6:07 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | Comments Off

Sunday, 10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska, as always, growers, ranchers, farmers, food-makers from around Western Washington gather to offer you their best at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market. When you go today, check out the info table to find out more about a contest that market managers have cooked up: They’re looking for the best Thanksgiving feast made with as many Farmers’ Market (WS, U-District or Broadway) ingredients as possible – with you sending your photos and recipes after you’ve prepared and enjoyed the holiday meal on Nov. 26. The contest rules are explained here. Grand prize: Brasa’s Chef Tamara Murphy comes to your place to cook for you and guests; 2nd place includes a $100 Farmers’ Market shopping spree.

Today: Fauntleroy Fall Festival; native-plant sale; Farmers’ Market

October 18, 2009 at 6:30 am | In Fauntleroy, Gardening, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | Comments Off


(WSB photo from 2008 Fauntleroy Fall Festival)
FESTIVAL TIME! Pumpkin-painting is a Fauntleroy Fall Festival tradition – one of the activities you’ll find during the FFF 2-6 pm today. A schedule of other highlights is here, including musical performances and the Seattle Civic Dance Theatre.

NATIVE PLANT SALE: Fall is the perfect time to plant – and natives are the perfect choice. You can buy some 10 am-4 pm today at a plant sale that the West Seattle Wildlife Habitat Project is helping to host, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the group’s purchase of plants for the wildlife garden at Seacrest. The sale site is near West Seattle PCC (WSB sponsor), at 3223 47th SW (map).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, today and every Sunday, 44th/Alaska. Here’s the latest Ripe ‘n’ Ready fresh sheet, featuring kiwis!

Today: Benefit Nia class; WS Farmers’ Market; board games!

October 11, 2009 at 6:21 am | In Fun stuff to do, How to help, West Seattle Farmers' Market | Comments Off

3RD ANNUAL NIA CLASS TO BENEFIT NORTHWEST HOPE AND HEALING: Be at Youngstown Arts Center (4408 Delridge) at 10 am to join the NiaDivas in raising $ for NWHH, a West Seattle-founded organization that helps newly diagnosed breast-cancer patients. Find out more about Nia here, and about the NiaDivas here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, as always. Here’s today’s Ripe and Ready fresh list; watch @NFMASeattle on Twitter for pics and sightings.

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BOARD GAMES! Today’s the day for the first Board Game Afternoon presented by Friends of Southwest Branch Library — all ages, all skill levels, just come to the meeting room upstairs at the branch (9010 35th SW; Google Street View above) between 1 pm and 4:30 pm. Members of the Friends will bring some games and will teach any you don’t know; you’re welcome to bring your favorite board game(s), too.

Happening today: Alki Beach 5K; Farmers’ Market; Tibbetts

September 27, 2009 at 6:03 am | In How to help, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, West Seattle religion | 3 Comments

ALKI BEACH 5K WALK/RUN: More than 1,200 people are signed up, we hear – and you can still do same-day registration if you get to Alki Bathhouse at 8 am. The run (from the Bathhouse to Anchor Park, and back) benefits Northwest Hope and Healing, which supports newly diagnosed breast-cancer patients as they struggle to continue the practicalities of life while dealing with their new fight for survival. (We’ll be tweeting pre- and during-race photos at @westseattleblog – you don’t have to be on Twitter to see a Twitter feed, just click that link.)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm as always, 44th/Alaska, and watch @NFMASeattle on Twitter for tidbits once the market opens. (No Ripe and Ready list online today, sorry!)

TIBBETTS CENTENNIAL SERVICE: It’s been a big year for West Seattle churches celebrating 100th anniversaries, and the big party for Tibbetts United Methodist Church is today: Regional Bishop Grant Hagiya will preside at the 10 am service, during which former pastors will be recognized, and a gala banquet will follow the service. More here (including the latest on plans for the church’s next big rummage sale, in early October).

Today: West Seattle Junction Car Show, Farmers’ Market

September 20, 2009 at 7:38 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

Just shot that video in The Junction while checking on setup for today’s West Seattle Junction Car Show (co-sponsored by local businesses including WSB), 8 am-4 pm along California SW between Genesee and Edmunds, which is closed (as is SW Alaska between 42nd and 44th) for the duration:

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Not only did more than 100 cars pre-register in the past few months, but organizer Michael Hoffman from Liberty Bell Printing tells us this morning that so many showed up for day-of signups that traffic was backing up all the way to Fauntleroy Way! In addition to seeing classic cars, there’s entertainment along the way, and a square dance scheduled in Walk-All-Ways around 1 pm, plus the Oh Boy Oberto hydroplane is parked near Cupcake Royale/Super Supplements. Admission’s free but bring a few $ for raffles with great prizes. Also in The Junction, the West Seattle Farmers’ Market is happening 10 am-2 pm as always – today’s special event, tomato-tasting (postponed from that stormy Sunday a couple weeks ago) – and here’s today’s fresh sheet. We’ll add a few more car-show-setup photos here shortly and will be reporting “live” from The Junction most of the day – see you there (and for the rest of today’s West Seattle events/activities, here’s the WS Weekend Lineup). ADDED 8:32 AM: Here are more of the cars, after they parked in place (diagonal along both sides of the show zone on California):

And here’s the aforementioned Oberto hydro:

Our next update will be in a separate report – we’re on our way back down to set up for the day at show info HQ at California/Alaska.

Today: Farmers’ Market; peace potluck; Modeco open house

September 6, 2009 at 7:02 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle people, Westwood | Comments Off

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Even though the tomato tasting’s now postponed for a couple weeks, the market’s on, rain or shine, its managers say. 10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska. Here’s today’s Ripe ‘n’ Ready list; check for market bulletins/updates on Twitter at @nfmaseattle.

PEACE POTLUCK: West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice has its monthly meeting tonight at Alki UCC (61st/Hinds), starts at 6 pm, with potluck at 7, everybody invited. More info on the group’s website, or contact John Repp at jmrepp@comcast.net.

MODECO FLATS’ OPEN HOUSE: Modeco Flats is a new condo building near Westwood Village — one of our newest WSB sponsors — and it’s proud of a four-star “Built Green” rating that it says is a first in West Seattle. Features (listed here) include stainless-steel appliances and bamboo floors. See for yourself at an open house today, 1-5 pm. 8826 25th SW (map); more info here.

“Rain delay” for West Seattle Farmers’ Market tomato tasting

September 5, 2009 at 2:24 pm | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | Comments Off

The special event scheduled for tomorrow’s West Seattle Farmers’ Market – tomato tasting – has been rescheduled because of expected stormy weather, according to a note from Chris Curtis at the Neighborhood Farmers’ Market Alliance. It’s now scheduled to happen Sunday, September 20th.

Happening today: Benefit haircuts, Farmers’ Market, more …

August 30, 2009 at 7:33 am | In Fun stuff to do, How to help, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

BENEFIT HAIRCUTS: Starting at 9 am, proceeds from haircuts done today at Christopher’s Salon in Morgan Junction (7009 California SW) will go toward helping the owner with medical bills from a recent health crisis. Tickets also are being sold for a benefit raffle; the drawing is now set for September 7. (10:45 am note: We have gone to the salon twice since 9 am and no one is there – it’s closed – not sure what’s going on, but if you are interested in helping, call before you go to see if they’re open – 932-1760.)

“REINVENT YOURSELF” WORKSHOP: Seven local entrepreneurs are presenting this event (a WSB sponsor) starting at 8:45 today at Merrill Gardens (also a WSB sponsor; 4611 35th SW). If you didn’t register in advance, you can do so at the door – full details here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm as always – here’s what’s on the Ripe and Ready list this week.

LAST DAY BEFORE LIBRARY SHUTDOWN: After today, Seattle Public Library branches are closed for a week because of city budget cuts, followed by the Labor Day holiday, so if you need to get something done, today’s your last chance till Tuesday, Sept. 8th. West Seattle has four library branches (Southwest, Delridge, High Point, West Seattle/Admiral); locations and hours can be found here.

“MARCH FOR YOUTH”: This isn’t happening in West Seattle but the invitation extends citywide – a march and rally by and for those concerned about youth violence. The march starts at 2 sites at 3 pm; full details here from the Rainier Valley Post.

West Seattle Farmers’ Market: Everything’s coming up … flowers

August 23, 2009 at 12:59 pm | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

(Photos by WSB contributing journalist Kathy Mulady)
If you haven’t been to West Seattle Farmers’ Market yet today … as always, it continues till 2 pm, with a profusion of late-summer flowers, including sunflowers and gladiolus.

The next special event at the market, by the way, is Tomato-Tasting Day, two weeks from today, with the Zucchini 500 races a week after that.

Also today/tonight: Farmers and Mobile Markets, nurses’ benefit

August 23, 2009 at 7:06 am | In Delridge, How to help, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | Comments Off

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Not only will fruit and vegetables abound at today’s market (10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska, map) — here’s the Ripe ‘n’ Ready lineup — but fresh fish is in the spotlight too — Loki says via Twitter that it’s selling its last fresh Alaskan salmon of the season.

DELRIDGE PRODUCE CO-OP MOBILE MARKET: Third day of its second 4-day week, which means you’ll find them today next to Cottage Grove Park (map/address), 11 am-3 pm. The photo at left is from Saturday’s session, with rainbow carrots among the offerings again. If you’ve missed our earlier reports, this is a four-week experiment to see if Delridge can support an enterprise that would offer fresh, healthy food, explained here, and while it’s in the experimental stage, the produce is free (just fill out a quick survey!).

BENEFIT FOR NURSES’ TRIP TO SENEGAL: Tonight’s your chance to support nurses Syd and Susie‘s trip to provide health care in Africa (previewed here) by donating supplies and/or money – and the place to do it is The Bohemian, starting at 5:30 pm.

More in the West Seattle Weekend Lineup.

Today: Team Tracy, Farmers’ Market, “Dog Days,” “Music Man”

August 16, 2009 at 8:26 am | In How to help, Pets, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, West Seattle video, WS culture/arts | Comments Off

TEAM TRACY: West Seattleite Tracy Dart and the legion of friends known as Team Tracy are fundraising again today to fight breast cancer, which she’s been dealing with for more than a year (and reports she’s now been cancer-free for two months!): They’re walking in the local Breast Cancer 3Day again next month — Tracy is being joined by 11 women, and with a fundraising minimum of $2300 each, they need to raise $27,000, which goes to the kind of research and care that Tracy says saved her life. Today they’ll be raising $ in a tent outside West 5, 11 am-5 pm, as a prelude to a fundraising concert at Easy Street tonight at 8, with local bands Stevedore and Bend (21+, cash only, $7 cover, proceeds from sales of beer donated by Georgetown Brewery and West 5 also benefit Team Tracy).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Also in The Junction, it’s market day – 10 am-2 pm; here’s the link to the latest list of what’s fresh.

“DOG DAYS OF SUMMER”: In Morgan Junction, West Seattle Thriftway is the place to go today for three things: 1st, think your dog should/could be a star? West Seattle-headquartered CityDog Magazine is back at WST for its Cover Dog Search, noon-3 pm. (Full details here; last year’s WST winner, Cohen, went on to become the Cover Dog!) Bring — or buy at the store — pet food to donate to West Seattle Food Bank, whose clients have hungry pets, too. And from 11 am-3 pm, the Humane Society’s big bright-yellow Maxmobile will be on site with adoptable pets.

“THE MUSIC MAN”: It’s not really blowing the plot of this classic musical if we show you how the Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) version ended last night at West Seattle High School:

Even in a darkened theater, there’s no mistaking the Seattle Schools All-City Band, directed by Marcus Pimpleton, who’s led the music program at Denny Middle School and is adding Chief Sealth High School duties this fall. They, and the “Music Man” cast of 50-plus (with a live orchestra), brought the sold-out house to its feet (as the video shows), and you have four more chances to see the show: 3 pm today and next Sunday, 7:30 pm next Friday and Saturday. Advance tickets are available online.

Today: Farmers’ Market; Scouts’ car wash; Holy Rosary party

August 9, 2009 at 7:02 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, West Seattle religion | Comments Off

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: So much summer fruit is at its peak, and that’s some of what you’ll find at the Farmers’ Market today, 10 am-2 pm; here’s the “Ripe ‘n’ Ready” list.

CUB SCOUTS’ CAR WASH: Scouts don’t just go for woodsy, outdoorsy activities – you’ll also find them washing cars sometimes, like noon-3 pm today at Alki Auto Repair, where Cub Scout Pack 799 from the Arbor Heights area is having its annual car wash. What’s it cost? Donations, says assistant cubmaster Craig Harrold (who shared that photo from the “Crossover” event that’s held at Camp Long to “close the Cub Scout year,” he explains).

HOLY ROSARY CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY: 100 candles on the birthday cake for yet another West Seattle church, and today’s block party (42nd SW will be closed alongside the church/school) is the next big event for Holy Rosary‘s 100th birthday celebration. 1-4 pm, with picnicking, treats and – according to online discussions of the event – classic cars evoking the parish’s bygone days.

West Seattle Farmers’ Market today, plus a Skillet note

August 2, 2009 at 7:48 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | Comments Off

10 am-2 pm, 44th and Alaska, the West Seattle Farmers’ Market rolls into August; peppers and potatoes are on the “what’s new” list within the Ripe and Ready rundown (see it here). Via Twitter, we also learn that Loki Fish Company plans to bring newly arrived whole fish; there are often other sightings, close to market time, tweeted by Farmers’ Market management at @NFMASeattle. Meantime – for anyone planning on checking out the Skillet street-food trailer while visiting the Farmers’ Market – not only won’t it be there today, as noted on its website, but Skillet may not be back in West Seattle any time soon, at least not according to an e-mail exchange shared by John L, in which Skillet proprietor Josh Henderson told him they were going to concentrate on their weekend catering business for now; we have sent Henderson a note asking for confirmation, no reply yet.

West Seattle Sunday highlights: Art Fair day 2, Farmers’ Market …

July 26, 2009 at 7:02 am | In Fun stuff to do, West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

ALKI ART FAIR, DAY 2: 10 am-5 pm on the promenade. Here are a few scenes from Day 1.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. Here’s the “Ripe ‘n’ Ready” list.

FREE SUNDAY YOGA: 11 am-12:15 pm at SoundYoga (WSB sponsor).

AUTHOR EVENT AT CAPERS: Judy Lane and Robert Maughan will read from and sign their new book Keiko & the Crow, noon-2 pm.

HIGHLAND PARK COMMUNITY BARBECUE AND KICKBALL: 2-6 pm, Highland Park playfield, presented by Highland Park Improvement Club.

That’s just part of it – the full Sunday slate is in the West Seattle Weekend Lineup.

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