What’s up for the rest of your West Seattle Friday

October 9, 2015 at 9:00 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Dark-eyed junco, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE: “A Knight’s Tale” (2001), 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (California SW & SW Oregon)

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: 5:30-8:30 pm at Admiral Congregational Church – details here. (California SW & SW Hill)

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATING: 6:30-8:30 pm, go skate at Alki Community Center! (5817 SW Stevens)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Two games are being played in West Seattle tonight, both at 7 pm, Ingraham visits Chief Sealth International High School at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) – it’s homecoming night for the Seahawks! Also – Bainbridge visits O’Dea at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW)

CHRIS & LYLE: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

NODDY & QUALIA: Electropop music at The Skylark (21+), 9 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WEEKEND PREVIEW: Go browse our complete calendar to see what’s up. The biggest event of the weekend will be Sunday afternoon’s Fauntleroy Fall Festival – if you missed our preview, complete with activity/entertainment schedule, see it here!

West Seattle Thursday: WS Art Walk; playground party, more…

October 8, 2015 at 10:56 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

Looking ahead to the rest of your Thursday, here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, starting with the biggest event of the day/night:

(Click image to see larger version of the map/venue list)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: It’s the second Thursday, which means Art Walk night, 6-9 pm. Every quarter the map/participant list changes, and this time around, more than 20 West Seattle venues are welcoming you to come see what’s on display. Highlights are on the official WS Art Walk website; this quarter’s participants include WSB sponsors Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (featuring Todd D. Martin; 4410 California SW), Emerald Water Anglers (42nd SW & SW Oregon), Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; featuring Deanna Baldi), a group show at Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW), and South Seattle College (6000 16th SW), where the gallery show is “The Growing Visibility of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”

Also: At Windermere West Seattle (4526 California SW), artist Sheila Lengle is presenting her show “Prevail!” with 15 percent of tonight’s sales going to the fight against breast cancer – Sheila herself is a survivor. Windermere’s Kim Tingley will match the amount raised tonight.

Also happening today/tonight:

PATHFINDER K-8 PLAYGROUND GRAND OPENING: 3:30 pm, the community-built playground welcomes community members to visit to celebrate its grand opening! (1901 SW Genesee)

COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: Fall shifts the time and tasks for the weekly work party at the orchard, which you’ll find at the north end of the South Seattle College campus, 4-6 pm, all welcome! Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

FREE GARDENING CLASS: At West Seattle Nursery, you’re invited to learn how to “Make Your Bed,” a free gardening class with Jeannine James, 5-6 pm. (California SW & SW Brandon)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! Starts at 6 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle – details in our calendar listing. (California SW & SW Oregon)

CHIEF SEALTH IHS OPEN HOUSE: Dinner 5:30-6 pm, open house 6-8 pm for Chief Sealth International High School families, who “will have the opportunity to follow your child’s schedule, meet their teachers, and get general information from administration and staff.” P.S. If you’re going, bring donations for the CSIHS Clothing Closet! (2600 SW Thistle)

ROXHILL ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE: 5:30-7:30 pm, for current Roxhill families. (9430 30th SW)

WINE TASTING AND MUSIC: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

OF COURSE THERE’S MORE – please take a minute to see our complete calendar for everything that’s up today/tonight/beyond.

Write and win! VFW Post 2713 announces student essay contest

October 8, 2015 at 9:00 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

Young writer in the family? West Seattle’s VFW Post 2713 has just announced its annual essay contest for students:

All students in private, public, or home school are eligible to compete. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for each grade, while first place winners will advance to state and possibly national levels with greater prizes. The competitions are:

Youth Essay – Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th
Topic “Why is America my favorite country?”
Prizes: 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15
Rules and entry forms here

Patriots Pen – Grades 6th, 7th, 8th
Topic “What Freedom Means to Me”
Prizes: 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15
Rules and entry forms here

Voice of Democracy – Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Topic “My Vision for America”
Prizes: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25
Note: Each state winner is eligible for a $30,000 scholarship.
Rules and entry forms here

Deadline for all entries is November 1st. Good luck!

West Seattle Wednesday: Port, transportation levy, Timebank @ SW District Council. Plus – dancing, learning, quizzing, donating …

October 7, 2015 at 9:54 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Steller’s Jay, photographed on Tuesday by Mark Wangerin)

Your daily look into the future – the next 12 hours or so of it, anyway – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (which always includes more daily happenings than what we highlight here, so please jump over and browse through when you get a minute):

FREE MUSIC/MOVEMENT CLASS … for toddlers! 10:30 am Wednesdays at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center; details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WSHS CURRICULUM NIGHT: Families of current West Seattle High School students are invited to “Curriculum Night” at 6:30 pm. From the school newsletter: “Pick up a copy of your student’s schedule and a map of the building in the Commons. Administration, counselors and other school support staff will be on hand to greet you. Spirit gear, PTSA memberships and auction tickets will be sold. Our Culinary Arts students will be serving cupcakes, coffee, and cold drinks. After the opening, you will go to each of your student’s classes for 10 minutes. Don’t miss this important night to connect!” (3000 California SW)

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION: 6:30 pm at Delridge Community Center, featuring a performance by Joyas Mestizas. Refreshments too! (4501 Delridge Way SW)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building in The Junction. Agenda highlights:

6:40 p.m. West Seattle Timebank
-Tamsen Spengler, President

6:50 p.m. Port of Seattle – Terminal 5 Modernization Project
-Paul Meyer, Environmental Manager

7:10 p.m. Move Seattle – Proposition 1 Discussion
-Let’s Move Seattle Campaign, CM Tom Rasmussen & Anthony Auriemma
-Keep Seattle Affordable, Eugene Wasserman

(California SW & SW Oregon)

TONIGHT’S TRIVIA: 8:30 pm at Talarico’s Pizzeria in The Junction. (4718 California SW)

And something you can do any time today/tonight:

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE FOR SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GALA: From SWSHS executive director Clay Eals: “Today (Wednesday) is the early-bird deadline to save on Champagne Gala Brunch tickets – $85. People can purchase them at that price online or by dropping a check (in an envelope) in our museum mailbox (61st/Stevens) by midnight.” Here’s a new video invitation, featuring Catherine Gruye Alexander, daughter of the first Homestead chef in 1950, Bob Gruye – she and brother Rob will be speaking at the gala, which is themed “Coming Home to the Homestead“:

Also announced by SWSHS – the live auction of the November 7th gala will include log sections of the Homestead. More info on the gala, happening at Salty’s on Alki and with The Kenney as presenting sponsor (both are also WSB sponsors, and WSB is a media sponsor for the gala) can be found here.

West Seattle Tuesday: ‘Land Use 101′ at WWRHAH; candidates for City Council District 1 and Positions 8/9 in Fauntleroy; more

October 6, 2015 at 10:35 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

(Today’s sunrise from Sunrise Heights, tweeted by @MetPatrick22)

Four weeks until Election Day; your ballot will arrive next week, so tonight is a great chance to check out your City Council choices, among other options highlighted below – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MATH BUDDIES: 4 pm drop-in program (first-come, first-served) for K-5 kids to get math help at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, explained here. (2306 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: Open agenda for tonight’s monthly meeting, 6 pm at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction – check out WSBC’s website for details and for other recent news about the group. All welcome. (SW Alaska & 41st SW)

‘LAND USE 101′ AT WWRHAH: Find out how to figure out what it means when a sign suddenly turns up on your street indicating something’s about to be torn down or built, whether there’s any chance for public comment, and more, in community advocate and former land-use planner Deb Barker‘s “Land Use 101″ presentation, the main event at tonight’s Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting, 6:30 pm at Southwest Library. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES: Tonight brings the first of four forums in West Seattle over the next 10 nights. This one’s at 6:30 pm at Fauntleroy UCC Church, presented by the Westside Interfaith Network and League of Women Voters, featuring candidates in the three races that’ll be on ballots here – District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) and at-large Positions 8 and 9. (9140 California SW)

‘BOOKTOBERFEST’ TRIVIA: Tonight, librarians challenge you to trivia at Westside Public House in The Junction, as “Booktoberfest” continues. 7:30 pm – info in our calendar listing. (4752 California SW)

And a biznote:

WHY BAKERY NOUVEAU IS CLOSED: A reader was worried to see the shop dark and a sign on Bakery Nouveau‘s door in The Junction; no worries, it’s just maintenance work – today’s the second and final day of a two-day closure.

West Seattle Monday: School boundaries; ‘Booktoberfest’; more…

October 5, 2015 at 10:03 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Alki photo by Michael Zaton)

Looks like one more day of the endlessly blue sky and sea. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

DROP-IN HOMEWORK HELP: 4-7 pm, Homework Help volunteers are available at High Point Library, for K-12 students. (35th SW and SW Raymond)

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOUNDARIES/STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN MEETING: No big boundary changes in the current West Seattle plan, but the ones that are in the works for next year – explained in our preview – are the subject of a meeting tonight, 6:30 pm, at Schmitz Park Elementary. (5000 SW Spokane)

WEST SEATTLE HI-YU: 7 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, it’s the monthly meeting for West Seattle Hi-Yu, which is currently inviting youth to apply for its new Ambassador Program. Come to the meeting to see how you can help with anything and everything Hi-Yu is up to. (California SW & SW Hill)

‘BOOKTOBERFEST’ AT SKYLARK: 7:30 pm, match wits with librarians, who are going around the city this month for special events like this round of “bookish and library-themed trivia” at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … by browsing our complete calendar.

West Seattle Sunday: Art, music, shopping, walking, pet blessings …

October 4, 2015 at 7:51 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

(Golden fall color at Lincoln Park – photo by Larry Buckley)

Happy sunny Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, fall freshness abounds. (California SW, between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

FREE COMPOST! 11 am-2 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club – you dig, you haul, up to half a yard per household. (12th SW and SW Holden)

ANNIVERSARY SALE: 11 am-5 pm, it’s the second and final day of the anniversary “garage sale” at Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor), as previewed here. (6529 California SW)

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: At least three planned in West Seattle today – bring your animal companion(s) and/or photo(s):

11:30 am – Peace Lutheran Church, per sign outside. (39th SW & SW Thistle)
1 pm – St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church @ WSHS parking lot next door – details in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
1 pm – Pigott Chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent (4831 35th SW)

CROP WALK: Join the walk along Alki Beach to raise money and awareness in the fight against hunger, as previewed here. 1 pm start from Alki UCC. (6115 SW Hinds)

SOUTHWEST LIBRARY COMMUNITY ART SHOW RECEPTION: 2-4 pm, meet the artists whose work is on display for the 24th annual community art show at Southwest Library. Coffee and dessert, too. (35th SW and SW Henderson)

IRISH SONGS OF MISCHIEF AND SORROW: 3 pm concert presented by Music Northwest at Olympic Hall on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. Ticket and RSVP info here. (6000 16th SW)

MORE, OF COURSE … on our complete calendar.

Heard but not found: Mystery boom in South Delridge/White Center

October 4, 2015 at 12:51 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 11 Comments

So far, police haven’t found the source of something very loud within the past 15 minutes or so in South Delridge or White Center. Via the scanner, we heard an SPD dispatcher say reports were coming in from the King County side of the line too, but no word of anything definitive, no reports of any injuries, so we might never find out – just thought we’d mention it for the “others heard it too” files, if nothing else.

West Seattle Saturday: ‘Find It, Fix It’ walk in Delridge, and more…

October 3, 2015 at 8:17 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

(Flicker in Lincoln Park, by Mark Ahlness, from the WSB Flickr group)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

NORTH ADMIRAL TREE WALK: Join volunteer Al for a walk to see the area’s most majestic trees, 10 am-noon; meet outside the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

SECOND GEAR SPORTS ANNIVERSARY SALE: It’s been two years since Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) opened in Morgan Junction, and the shop is having a sale all weekend to celebrate. 10 am-6 pm today. (6529 California SW)

‘FIND IT, FIX IT’ COMMUNITY WALK: As previewed here again on Friday, this is the first time Mayor Murray‘s “Find It, Fix It” Community Walk program has come to West Seattle, after nine walks elsewhere in the city over the past year. The goal is to identify problems and how the city and neighbors can team up to fix them. The route is set to start at Louisa Boren K-8 STEM (5950 Delridge Way SW) at 11 am and end at the Delridge P-Patch (5078 25th SW) at 1 pm.

iPAD BASICS: 11:30 am, free class at High Point Library, but you have to RSVP – our calendar listing has the info. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

CIDER SOCIAL: Right after the aforementioned Find It, Fix It walk, the Delridge P-Patch is hosting a Cider Social, 1-4 pm, with fresh-pressed apple cider – bring apples if you have them! (5078 25th SW)

SEATTLE LUTHERAN HOMECOMING: 1:30 pm vs. Evergreen Lutheran at West Seattle Stadium, the Saints play their homecoming football game. (4432 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIG BAND BENEFIT: 7 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, join the West Seattle Big Band for the third annual “Dance MS” benefit – details in our preview. (California SW & SW Oregon)

WHAT ELSE IS SCHEDULED TODAY? Browse our complete calendar here.

West Seattle Friday: Free Family Night @ the Y; Stephanie Guerra @ Words, Writers, West Seattle; reggae at HPIC; more!

October 2, 2015 at 9:13 am | In Fun stuff to do, West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Photo taken in Westwood area this week by Michael Zaton)

Weekend’s almost here! First, a lot happening this Friday – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREEBIES AT EX-WESTSIDE CAMPUS: 10 am-3 pm at the former Westside School (WSB sponsor) campus at EC Hughes in Sunrise Heights, it’s a giveaway of school furnishings they haven’t been able to donate already, as previewed here. First-come, first-served. (7740 34th SW)

DROP OFF YOUR ART FOR SOUTHWEST LIBRARY SHOW: The annual Southwest Library Community Art Showcase is about to begin, and today is the second of three days you can drop off your work (and/or upload your song/s!) to be part of it. The library’s open 10 am-8 pm. Details in our preview. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 5-7 pm, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented literary series starts its third year, tonight featuring Stephanie Guerra:

Words, Writers & West Seattle presents … from Avenue Collection on Vimeo.

Meet and hear from her at Westwood Village Barnes & Noble. (2800 SW Barton)

CORNER BAR AT HPIC: Starting at 6 pm, the monthly night o’fun at Highland Park Improvement ClubDJ Evan at 6, Dub Lounge International with live reggae at 7:30. (12th SW & SW Holden)

FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE Y: 6-8:25 pm at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle, EVERYONE is welcome:

Invite your friends and neighbors for a free evening of family fun! Play on the mats, swing on the rings, climb and slide on the inflatable obstacle course, run on the track and go swimming. Get your family moving together! FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY. Non-members, please bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – gym & running track
7:35 – 8:25 pm – open swim in the pool

(36th SW & SW Snoqualmie)

ART & MUSIC TRIVIA: 6:30-8 pm, it’s “Drink ‘n’ Think” art and music trivia at Admiral Bird. (California SW & SW Admiral Way)

FIVE BUCK BAND: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), pop ‘n’ rock, ’60s-’70s plus some of what’s new. (5612 California SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Two games on the peninsula – West Seattle High School is home at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) tonight vs. Roosevelt, 7 pm, which is also when Eastside Catholic visits Seattle Prep at West Seattle Stadium.

BLUES & BOOGIE-WOOGIE: That’s what you’ll find at Kenyon Hall tonight, 7:30 pm, with Orville Johnson and Casey MacGill. (7904 35th SW)

HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS UP: See it all on our complete calendar.

Did you get shaken up this morning? Here’s why

October 1, 2015 at 8:40 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 10 Comments

We’ve heard from a few people reporting an explosion of some type shaking them up in eastern West Seattle – particularly Riverview – early this morning. Thanks to Jeff for pointing out a specific call on the Seattle Fire 911 log – 500 South Myrtle (map), on the east shore of the Duwamish River, directly east of Riverview (and South Park), which cross-references to Seattle Boiler Works, had a short-lived SFD response for a “minor explosion” just before 7 am. We haven’t yet reached SFD to ask about injuries, but the call was closed out (meaning emergency personnel all left) in less than an hour.

West Seattle Wednesday: What’s ahead for today/tonight

September 30, 2015 at 10:44 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

With a gray start to the day, we’re hauling out a blue-sky pic from last weekend (recognize that path?). And now, we’re looking into the future – here’s what’s happening for September’s grand finale, today and tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

‘SWIM DUWAMISH’ FINALE: 11 am at Seacrest Pier, help welcome local swimmer Mark Powell, who’s been swimming the Duwamish River and its connecting tributaries in increments over the summer, as chronicled here. (1660 Harbor SW)

BABY STORY TIME: Today, High Point Library is where you’ll find story time for newborns through one-year-olds, 11:30 am. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

LUNCHTIME MEETUP: West Seattle’s only coworking center, Office Junction (WSB sponsor), invites entrepreneurs, at-home workers, coffee-shop workers, etc., to the weekly noon brown-bag meetup. (6040 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND FINALE: 4-7 pm, it’s your last scheduled chance this season to buy fresh produce right next to the urban mini-farm where it was grown by local gardeners. (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

GREENWAY/RAINGARDEN INFO MEETING: A “drop-in session” at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge tonight, 6-7:30 pm, will offer information about the under-construction Delridge-Highland Park Greenway and the Delridge Natural Drainage System project. (9050 16th SW)

‘ROCK FOR FAULKNER’ BENEFIT: The Tea Party is live in-store tonight at Easy Street Records, but it’s more than a show:

In support of KISW‘s Hall of Famer, Cathy Faulkner, we are helping raise funds for her husband’s battle with cancer. The Tea Party will be performing an intimate acoustic set at Easy Street at 7 pm, followed by a signing & photo session. Ticket pre-orders for the event are $20 and include one ticket to the show and a copy of The Tea Party’s latest release …

Go here to find out more AND to pre-order your ticket ASAP. (California SW & SW Alaska)

MORE … on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Tuesday: Change school start times? Meeting tonight. Plus, North Delridge Action Plan workshop; Design Review changes ‘open house’; more…

September 29, 2015 at 9:45 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(California sea lion, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Highlights of what’s up today/tonight, featuring listings from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY: Go wish WSB’s coffee sponsors Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW) and C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW) a happy “National Coffee Day”!

BABY STORY TIME: 10:30 am at Southwest Library – songs, stories, rhymes for wee ones up to a year old. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

QUILT SHOW AND LUNCHEON: 11:45 pm lunch, 12:30 pm quilt show at Senior Center of West Seattlecheck to be sure there’s room! (SW Oregon & California SW)

NORTH DELRIDGE ACTION PLAN: Come find out about the draft plan and talk about your hopes and dreams for the area – including the future of Delridge Way and vicinity as a “multimodal corridor” – during a 6-8 pm workshop at Delridge Community Center; details in our calendar listing. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

CHANGE DESIGN REVIEW? The city’s been working on “improvements” to the Design Review program, and is having two open houses – neither is in West Seattle, but at 6 pm tonight in Columbia City, it’s the closest one. Details here. (4721 Rainier Ave. S.)

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH SCHOOL BOARD REP: West Seattle/South Park’s rep on the Seattle Public Schools board, Marty McLaren, has her next community-conversation meeting tonight at High Point Library, 6-8 pm. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

CHANGE SCHOOL START TIMES? TALK PROPOSED ‘BELL TIMES’ TONIGHT: For the second consecutive night, Seattle Public Schools is bringing a big topic to a meeting in West Seattle. 6:30 pm, the next round of discussion about changing “bell times” – school schedules – is happening at Chief Sealth International High School. See the superintendent’s Draft Proposal by going here (note, for example, that West Seattle High School would start an hour later than it does now, and Denny IMS & Madison MS would start almost 2 hours later than they do now); more info about the meeting here. (2600 SW Thistle)

MORE! for tonight, tomorrow, beyond on our complete calendar.

What’s up for fall’s first West Seattle Sunday, eclipse & more

September 27, 2015 at 7:59 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

RECYCLE ROUNDUP: The twice-yearly free dropoff event at Fauntleroy Church is 9 am-3 pm today, and as suggested here in our final preview, getting there early is the best way to save time. Here one more time is the list of what will and won’t be accepted. (9140 California SW)

MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE: Scheduled before last Thursday’s deadly Aurora Bridge crash, but potentially, if they have walk-up space/appointments remaining, a good way to help Bloodworks Northwest build supplies back up. 9:30 am-3:30 pm at Westwood Village; closed for a break 11:30 am-12:30 pm; more info here. (2800 SW Barton)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: See what’s fresh for fall – 10 am-2 pm in the street. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

HYMN FESTIVAL: 10:30 am at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor), you’re invited to a Hymn Festival featuring the music ministries of Andrew J. King, Cantor/Organist, and Dean Walter Hard, Deacon/Choirmaster, with a Luncheon Tea afterward. (4105 California SW)

‘UNDOING RACISM‘: After Marcus Green‘s 10:30 am sermon at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Gatewood, all are welcome at a 1-2:30 pm followup discussion “an in-depth discussion about our role in dismantling the systems and structures that maintain racism” – details in our calendar listing. (7141 California SW)

RONNDA CADLE: Live acoustic-guitar music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

ALL-AGES OPEN MICROPHONE: 4-7 pm (signups at 3), The Skylark‘s last-Sunday-of-the-month event offers much more than your standard open-microphone session – explained here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LUNAR ECLIPSE: Tonight’s eclipse will be under way when the moon rises in the east at 6:54 pm (you might consider viewing from higher ground, such as Rotary Viewpoint Park, which is the totem-pole parklet on the east side of 35th SW at SW Alaska). More info here. (Photo by David Hutchinson – 2011 lunar eclipse, seen from Alki)

MORE … on our calendar.

From the pub to the pool, the Longhouse to the coffeehouse, see what’s up for your West Seattle Saturday:

September 26, 2015 at 7:33 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Photo by Laura Goodrich, from the WSB Flickr group)

Happy weekend! We start with a transportation reminder:

METRO SERVICE CHANGE: Today is when the next “service change” takes effect. Not much changing for West Seattle this time around, but here’s the breakout.

Now – highlights from our calendar:

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 am-11 am, benefit breakfast with the West Seattle Lions Club at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (4127 SW Oregon)

SEAVIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE: 8 am-3 pm, come see what’s for sale at the church in Seaview. (4620 SW Graham)

SHOREWOOD PARKING LOT SALE: 8:30 am-4 pm, day two of the sale at Shorewood Christian School‘s parking lot – info here. (10300 28th SW)

MAC’S TRIANGLE PUB TURNS TEN: 9 am-2 am, party all day and all night as the pub in the South Delridge Triangle celebrates its 10th anniversary. Here’s the plan. (9454 Delridge Way SW)

FREE GENEALOGY SEMINAR: 9:30 am-1 pm at West Seattle’s Church of Latter-Day Saints, no pre-registration required, all welcome. Details here. (4001 44th SW)

(WSB photo @ SW Precinct, added 11:40 am)
DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: Get those expired/no-longer-needed leftover prescription drugs out of your house safely, by dropping them off, no questions asked, 10 am-2 pm today at the Southwest Precinct. (2300 SW Webster)

(added) HOT DOGS FOR A CAUSE: Last benefit barbecue of the year at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 11 am until about 3 – hot dogs for $3. (California/Morgan/Fauntleroy)

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, FINAL SESSION: 11 am-1 pm at the Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club pool, it’s the fifth and final chance for your dog(s) to swim in the pool before it’s closed for the year (the human swimming season is already over). It’s a benefit for AHSTC’s teams, and you don’t have to be a member to participate – info here. (11003 31st SW)

‘LISTEN TO SEATTLE’: 2 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse, the Steve Griggs Ensemble will premiere this “75-minute original program of narration and music inspired by the life and words of Chief Seattle, weaving indigenous customs and local history with jazz composition and improvisation.” (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

THE WHATEVERLY BROTHERS: 7-9 pm, live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) with an eclectic range of musical styles. (5612 California SW)

THE GODS THEMSELVES: Album-release party, free/all-ages, 7 pm at Easy Street Records in The Junction. (California SW & SW Alaska)

THE JOCELYN PETTIT BAND: Canadian and Celtic folk music and more at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm. (7904 35th SW)

AFTER – AN APOCALYPSE STORY: 8:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in North Delridge, Rebel Belly Productions presents “AFTER – An Apocalypse Story.” A tale told through dancing to live music; read about it, and get tickets, here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

MORE! Browse our complete calendar for the rest of the listings for today/tonight/beyond.

West Seattle Friday: Concert benefiting WS Helpline; blacksmith’s ‘Seattle Made’ creations @ Click!; more…

September 25, 2015 at 10:48 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PARKING-LOT SALE: The Shorewood Christian School fall/winter parking-lot sale is on until 4 pm today, 8:30 am-4 pm tomorrow. Thanks to Mel for the photo! (10300 28th SW)

BOWLING FOR HOPE: 4-6 pm at West Seattle Bowl, bowling, pizza, and pop to benefit the Hope Middle School Washington, D.C., enrichment program – details here. (39th SW & SW Oregon)

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: 5-7 pm, second-to-last chance for your dog to swim at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club during their post-human-swimming-season fundraiser – details here. (10103 31st SW)

‘SEATTLE MADE WEEK’ TRUNK SHOW @ CLICK! Local blacksmith Erica Gordon is bringing her Steel Toe Studios forged buckles and handmade leather belts to Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) for a Seattle Made Week” trunk show, 6-9 pm tonight. Here’s Erica in the studio:

(Photo courtesy Erica Gordon)
Click! says, “She will be showcasing a limited offering of one-of-a-kind buckles from her Scale collection, as well as new leather belt color ways. She will also be sharing her full collection of stainless steel and brass jewelry, not typically carried at Click!.” (4540 California SW)

HELP THE HELPLINE – CONCERT SERIES STARTS TONIGHT AT ALKI UCC: At 7 pm, Alki UCC Church is hosting its first formal concert since acquiring a 7-foot handmade German concert grand piano two years ago, and its the start of a concert series meant “to bring concert-hall-quality music to West Seattle, and support a local organization in the process. Our outreach team chose West Seattle Helpline because their focus is on how to keep people from becoming homeless.” Here are tonight’s musicians, Spencer Hoveskeland, Lia Wax, and DJ Wilson, rehearsing earlier this week (clip provided by organizers – thanks!):

Desserts and refreshments will be served during intermission. Helpline could only fund one of every three requests for help during its last fiscal year – your support tonight (and beyond) can change that for the better. Full details in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)

WESTSIDE BABY’S FALL MASQUERADE: 7-10 pm benefit at Emerald City Trapeze Arts - details in our calendar listing; get your tickets here. (2702 6th Ave. S.)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth International High School is home at Southwest Athletic Complex against Ballard tonight, 7 pm; that’s when West Seattle High School plays Rainier Beach on the road at Southeast Athletic Complex; and it’s also when O’Dea and Seattle Prep face off at West Seattle Stadium.

OF COURSE THERE’S MORE! Music, bingo, theater … all on the complete calendar.

West Seattle Thursday: Port Commission candidates @ WS Transportation Coalition; ‘Remember Me’ for pets; more …

September 24, 2015 at 10:17 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

Thanks to Deborah for the dahlia photo! Calendar highlights for this first full day of fall:

CHAT WITH PARKS SUPERINTENDENT AGUIRRE: Missed his West Seattle “listening tour” stops? Have a followup question? Noon chat on Twitter today with Seattle Parks Superintendent Jesús Aguirre. Use the hashtag #ParkRecSupe.

‘REMEMBER ME THURSDAY’: Help bring attention to all the pets awaiting their forever homes, with Furry Faces Foundation and friends at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), 6-8 pm, candlelight ceremony at 7, details in our calendar listing. (4410 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm, Neighborhood House’s High Point CenterSeattle Port Commission candidates’ forum, the West Seattle Bridge-Duwamish Waterway Corridor “action report,” more. Everybody welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

3 PLAY RICOCHET: 7 pm tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “Bluegrass, Old-Time, Ragtime, & String-Band Americana” music, live. (5612 California SW)

THAT’S JUST THE START … get the rest for today/tonight/tomorrow/this weekend/beyond, by browsing our complete calendar.

What’s up for your first West Seattle Wednesday of fall

September 23, 2015 at 9:12 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Recognize that yacht? Don Brubeck photographed it being towed in Elliott Bay Tuesday morning)

Highlights for the first day/night of fall, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SELLING EX-SUBSTATIONS? This morning at 9:30 am, the City Council Energy Committee has its first discussion of Seattle City Light‘s proposal to sell off surplus ex-substations in West Seattle, two years after announcing it would be determining the sites’ fate. Full details in our story from Sunday; the meeting’s agenda shows this item should start around 10 am. If you aren’t going to City Hall, you can watch the meeting live on Seattle Channel (online or cable channel 21).

BABY PEPPERS: This support program for parents with babies 5-12 months starts its fall season at 11:30 am at the Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor). Details and registration link are here. (9140 California SW)

LUNCHTIME MEETUP: Noon at Office Junction – West Seattle’s only coworking center (and a WSB sponsor) – a free drop-in lunchtime meetup for not just coworkers and would-be coworkers, but also coffee-shop workers, small-business entrepreneurs, anybody who’s here on the peninsula at midday and ready to inspire/be inspired/listen/talk/etc. Bring your lunch and see who else shows up! (6040 California SW)

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER AT AHSTC: 5-7 pm, it’s the second of five chances for your dog(s) to go swimming at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club, in the annual benefit event that opens the pool to pooches AFTER its human-swimmer season has ended for the year, BEFORE the annual cleaning. Here’s our coverage from Tuesday night. Fees benefit the AHSTC swim teams. (11003 31st SW)

TRADITIONAL CHINESE PERFORMANCES: Special event tonight at Chief Sealth International High School, presented by the Confucius Instituteread about it here. Exhibition of Chinese arts/crafts starts at 6, dance/music/acrobatics with a troupe from Seattle’s sister city Chongqing starting at 7 pm in the auditorium. Registration required (scroll down for the form) to be sure you get a seat! (2600 SW Thistle)

AUTUMN EQUINOX SUNSET WATCH: It’s a changing-of-the-seasons tradition! On the first sunset after equinoxes and solstices, NASA Solar System Ambassador (and WSB Skies Over West Seattle correspondent) Alice Enevoldsen leads a brief, informative, fun viewing event at West Seattle’s Solstice Park, where special (and newly restored!) markers align with the sun’s path at these key times of year. You might just hear something about the upcoming total lunar eclipse, too. Be there by 6:30. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW, upslope)

HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: Another community council meets for the first time since summer break, 6:30 pm informal meet-and-greet, 7 pm meeting at Highland Park Improvement Club. As announced by HPAC leadership: “The agenda includes a discussion with an EPA Coordinator about community involvement in the Duwamish Superfund cleanup—what’s worked, what hasn’t, what could be done better, etc. The Community Involvement Plan for the cleanup is being revised and our communities’ feedback is needed on how we want to be kept informed and involved as the cleanup moves forward.” (12th SW & SW Holden)

POEMS AND STORIES: The monthly Poetrybridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is tonight, 7-9 pm – listen and/or read! Featured readers are Rayn Roberts and Scott Bastian. (5612 California SW)

BROWSE OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR for more of what’s up today/tonight/beyond!

6 ideas for the rest of your end-of-summer West Seattle Tuesday

September 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

End of Summer, Alki Beach from Dina Lydia on Vimeo.

Thanks to Dina Lydia for sharing her short, fun video from Alki Beach, as summer enters its final hours. Here’s what’s up for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:


Bring your friends and family and support WSHS Cheer at Marination Ma Kai tonight from 4-8 pm!! A percentage of all food sales will go directly to the team and help support various activities throughout the coming year!!

(1660 Harbor SW)

DOG DAYS: 5 pm tonight brings the first of five chances for dogs to swim at the Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club pool, now closed to humans for the season. Details in our preview. (11003 31st SW)

WATERCOLOR CLASSES: The next round of Jennifer Carrasco‘s popular watercolor classes at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) starts at 6 pm; more info in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct meeting room, come catch up after a busy summer, and find out more about where the micro-community policing plans for West Seattle stand. More info on the WSBWCN website. (2300 SW Webster)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK ORIENTATION: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building (home of the Senior Center), find out about joining the WS Timebank, at its next local orientation. (SW Oregon & California SW)

DELRIDGE LIBRARY STORY TIME: 7 pm tonight, it’s Family Story Time at the Delridge Library. Free and fun! (5423 Delridge Way SW)

P.S. Got registration? It’s National Voter Registration Day. Lots to decide in the November election – don’t miss it.

West Seattle Sunday: Pancake-breakfast benefit; Second-Time Sale’s 2nd day; cider with City Fruit; raingarden celebration; more

September 20, 2015 at 8:14 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Seen from Don Armeni Boat Ramp on Friday night – photo by Don Brubeck)

Happy Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER: 10 am-noon at Alki Masonic Center in The Junction, join Westside Wildcat Junior Football and Cheer for a benefit pancake breakfast, $6 per person or $25 for families for a breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, coffee; more info in our calendar listing. (40th SW & SW Edmunds)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, year-round, with locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, beverages, more. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

SECOND-TIME SALE, DAY 2: 11 am-1 pm, shop the gently used items you’ll find inside the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy UCC Church: “Bargains on almost anything you could need or want, all clean, culled, and organized.” (9140 California SW)

GREYHOUND MEET-AND-GREET: 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District, come meet the hounds.

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL: Noon-2 pm, come have fun inside High Point Community Centerdetails here – free admission with a nonperishable food donation for the West Seattle Food Bank. Hosted by Bethany Community Church. (6920 34th SW)

RUNOFF-REDUCING RAINGARDENS TO BE DEDICATED: 1 pm at 32nd SW & SW Kenyon, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division celebrates the completion of one of its two major Combined Sewer Overflow projects in West Seattle, the one for what’s known as the Barton Basin, because it feeds down to the Barton Pump Station near the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. This project resulted in 15 blocks of roadside raingardens built to catch and absorb or reroute rainwater that used to go into the “combined sewer” system, resulting in several overflows of untreated wastewater into Puget Sound most years. After the 1 pm ceremony, you’ll be able to tour three areas of the project, each with a different “palette” of plantings, 1:30-4 pm.

CIDER PRESS: It’s the annual cider-press event with City Fruit at West Seattle Nursery, 1-3 pm – bring your own growler or buy one at the event – and if you have fruit to press, bring that too! More info here. (California SW & SW Brandon)

JAMTIME, LIVE: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-3 pm. (5612 California SW)

(Saturday’s sunset – photo by JayDee)

TRAFFIC REMINDER FOR TONIGHT: The city expects to continue working on the West Seattle Bridge eastbound bus-lane markings overnight tonight, as noted here.

MORE … on our calendar!

West Seattle Saturday: Gear Grab, 2nd-Time Sale, WestFest, more!

September 19, 2015 at 7:44 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 5 Comments

(9-year-old Ole Gutierrez of the Fire Breathers, photographed by Tom Madden last weekend)

The spotlight photo is in honor of the West Seattle Soccer Club‘s recordsetting fall season (2,000+ players, 340+ volunteer coaches) starting its second weekend. In all, lots going on today! Here are the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PORT OF SEATTLE BOAT TOUR: If you’re going on this, you should already have RSVP’d; we’re just mentioning it as a reminder. The port’s free boat tour for West Seattleites, to show off the “working waterfront,” leaves Pier 66 downtown at 9:30 am.

SECOND-TIME SALE: 9 am-3 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. Volunteers worked hard Friday to get everything ready:

(Volunteer Baiba Morris gets a pile of linens ready for this weekend’s sale. Photo courtesy Judy Pickens)
The sale continues for a few midday hours on Sunday, but today’s your best chance at the best deals. (9140 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE GEAR GRAB: 10 am-4 pm, outdoor gear at an outdoor sale! Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), West Seattle Cyclery, and Mountain to Sound Outfitters are teaming up for this giant parking-lot clearance sale, rain or shine, as previewed here. (42nd SW parking lot south of SW Oregon)

WESTFEST: 10 am-10 pm, it’s the second and final day of Holy Rosary School‘s annual fundraising festival. Family fun, food, and other festivities. See the entertainment schedule – and get other festival info – by going here. (42nd SW & SW Genesee)

FABULOUS FAMILY FUN SERIES: The series is back, at High Point Community Center! Louie Foxx performs at 10:30 am. Admission prices and other info, check out our calendar listing. (6920 34th SW)

FIESTAS PATRIAS PARADE: 11 am in South Park – if you love parades, you don’t want to miss this one. Followed by a festival at SP Community Center; details here. (14th Avenue S.)

STORYTIME: Melissa at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village says, “Splat the Cat will be our very special guest star at our Saturday Storytime! Come say hi to our fun, furry friend, and listen to his great stories! 11 am in the Kids’ Department.” (2800 SW Barton)

EVENING WALK WITH THE OWLS, RAVENS, & OTHER LIFE FORMS: 6:30 pm nature walk in Lincoln Park with naturalist Stewart Wechsler – details on his website. (8265 Fauntleroy Way SW)

BUFFALO FIELD CAMPAIGN ROAD SHOW: 7 pm at Easy Street Records, music and advocacy on behalf of this “non-profit, volunteer-based organization focused on protecting America’s last wild buffalo population,” in southwestern Montana. More in our calendar listing. (SW Alaska & California SW)

MORE LIVE MUSIC: Bavarian music for Oktoberfest at Elliott Bay, Roo Forrest & Friends at >C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), Katherine Terrien at The Junction Church, and a multi-act bill at Skylark – find all those listings on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Friday: WestFest; Doc Maynard dedication; HPIC movie; Sinatra @ Senior Center; more…

September 18, 2015 at 9:00 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

(Photo by Paul Walchenbach, at sunset last Saturday over Alki)

We’re heading into the last weekend of summer, whether the weather reinforces that or not – highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PARKing DAY: One pop-up mini-park in West Seattle this year, outside Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) at Westwood Village. Check it out starting at 10 am. If you’re elsewhere in Seattle today, here’s the citywide map – note that the small green icons are the pop-up parks. (2800 SW Barton)

M/V DOC MAYNARD DEDICATION: The new West Seattle Water Taxi‘s dedication is at 11:30 am at Pier 50 downtown, but you can ride there and back from Seacrest for free if you start with the 10:45 am outbound run. Or, just show up at Pier 50 (south of the WSF terminal at Colman Dock).

WS BIG BAND PLAYS SINATRA: Check to see if there’s still room at this benefit for and at the Senior Center of West Seattle – no-host bar opens 6 pm, Italian dinner at 6:30, the West Seattle Big Band plays the music of Frank Sinatra at 7. (SW Oregon & California SW)

WESTFEST: Holy Rosary School‘s annual fall festival starts 6-10 pm tonight (and continues tomorrow). Info and entertainment schedule here. (42nd SW & SW Genesee)

FREE MOVIE AT HPIC: Doors open at 6 at Highland Park Improvement Club, kids’ short at 6:15, main feature at 7 – details here. Free (bring $ for concessions, sold by volunteers) – HPIC has chairs, or bring your own. (12th SW & SW Holden)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Playing on the peninsula tonight – West Seattle High School hosts Garfield HS, 7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

BOB’S BOWL-A-RAMA: Benefit bowl-a-thon at West Seattle Bowl, 7 pm tonight, to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charitiesdetails here. (39th SW & SW Oregon)

LIVE MUSIC! and more, in the additional listings you’ll find on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Thursday: 1st local post-primary City Council D-1 faceoff; SDOT Admiral Way project open house; 6058 35th SW at Design Review; ‘Perch’ at Alki Community Council…

September 17, 2015 at 9:45 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 16 Comments

(Added: Thursday morning photo by Jeremiah Holt)

Looking ahead to the rest of today/tonight – lots going on in West Seattle! From our calendar:

‘SCHOOL’S BACK IN SESSION’ GROUP RUN: New free group run starting at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), 10 am each Thursday – details in our calendar listing. (2743 California SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARM STAND FINALE: 4-7 pm, it’s your last chance this summer (yes, it’s technically summer for a few more days!) to buy farm-fresh produce from the Delridge Grocery Cooperative (WSB sponsor) at its weekly farm stand. (5455 Delridge Way SW)

SW ADMIRAL WAY SAFETY PROJECT: 6:15-7:45 pm, SDOT hosts an “open house” at Hiawatha Community Center (with a presentation scheduled around 6:45 pm) about the revised version of its plan for Admiral Way between the business district and the beach. (2700 California SW)

6058 35TH SW @ DESIGN REVIEW BOARD: The mixed-use building proposed for 35th SW & SW Graham in High Point goes back before the Southwest Design Review Board tonight at 6:30 at the Sisson Building (home of the Senior Center). The project, now dubbed “Upton Flats,” is currently described as a “4-story structure containing 89 residential units, 8,500 sq. ft. of office space and 1,500 sq. ft. of retail space located at ground level (with) surface parking for 98 vehicles.” This is a second round of Early Design Guidance; see the city report on the first one, in June, here; see the new design “packet” here; meeting will include a public-comment period. (SW Oregon & California SW)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC, the council’s monthly meeting includes a presentation about the SolTerra project Perch planned for 1250 Alki SW (first reported here in May, and scheduled for its first Design Review meeting next month – see the “design packet” here). All welcome. (6115 SW Hinds)

‘UNPLUGGED’: 7 pm open-microphone event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

FIRST CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 LOCAL FACEOFF POST-PRIMARY: 7:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in North Delridge, City Council District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) candidates Lisa Herbold and Shannon Braddock will have their first local faceoff since the August primary. It’s presented by Town Hall, which requests RSVP but, we are assured, will not require it for admission (that does guarantee you a seat, though). Details here; your WSB editor is among the moderators. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

BELLY DANCE SHOWCASE: 7:30 pm at The Skylark in North Delridge, the monthly Alauda belly-dance showcase is free and all-ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THAT’S NOT EVEN EVERYTHING … go browse our complete calendar to see it all (and to peek at the days/weeks ahead).

West Seattle Wednesday: WSHS-Sealth volleyball; WordsWest; ‘participatory budgeting’ @ DNDC; more…

September 16, 2015 at 11:38 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

What’s up this afternoon/evening:

MEETUP AT OFFICE JUNCTION: Noon-1:15 pm – get out of your home office, away from the coffee-shop table, go meet other at-home workers, entrepreneurs, etc., at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) – bring your lunch and be ready for inspiration and/or good conversation. (6030 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: 4-7 pm – third-to-last week – info here! (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

VOLLEYBALL RIVALRY: 7 pm at West Seattle High School, the WSHS Wildcats volleyball team (photo above is courtesy of head coach Staci Stringer) host the Chief Sealth IHS Seahawks, and everyone’s invited! (3000 California SW)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: The second year of the series begins tonight at >C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), whose co-proprietor Peter Moores reads tonight’s “favorite poem” as part of a slate that includes local authors Nicole Hardy and Jourdan Imani Keith, 7 pm – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm tonight at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. All welcome. Especially local youth – who are invited to be part of the City Council budgeting process this year, which City Councilmember Nick Licata will discuss, as noted in agenda highlights below as shared by neighborhood district coordinator Kerry Wade:

7:05 p.m. Welcome & Introductions – All

7:15 p.m. Update on Delridge Action Plan – David W. Goldberg (DPD)

7:35 p.m. Participatory Budgeting Discussion – Councilmember Nick Licata

8:25 p.m. DNDC Member Additional Updates & Announcements – All

(4408 Delridge Way SW)

34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS: 7 pm monthly meeting at the American Legion Hall in The Triangle. Agenda (see it here) includes endorsement discussion and new voter-identification software. (37th SW & SW Alaska)

West Seattle Tuesday: WS Crime Prevention Council; JuNO; music; humor; more…

September 15, 2015 at 11:40 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

(Harbor seal, photographed by Mark Wangerin during recent Elliott Bay fishing trip)

Quick look at highlights for today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SKATER DEMO: Via Twitter, Grindline Skateparks announced a 5 pm demo by the HUF Team at Roxhill Skatepark. (30th SW & SW Barton)

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building (home of the Senior Center) in The Junction. From director René Commons:

JuNO meetings are open to all. Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Burbridge, Seattle University Graduate Research Assistant, and a Seattle Police Dept. representative from the SW Precinct. Jennifer will lead the discussion identifying key objectives of Micro-Community Policing plan for the West Seattle Junction neighborhood.

What’s considered the boundaries for this Micro Community Policing Plan
45th Avenue SW – Western boundary
35th Ave SW – Eastern boundary
SW Charlestown St – Northern boundary
SW Findlay St- Southern boundary

ALSO: Ellen West will be updating us with details on the West Seattle Junction Emergency Communication HUB.

(SW Oregon & California SW)

‘HUMOROUS SPEECH’ CONTEST: You’re invited to the Toastmasters 832 “Humorous Speech” contest tonight, 6:30 pm, at Brookdale of West Seattle – details in our calendar listing. (4611 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct meeting room, as previewed earlier this week – the WSCPC is back from summer recess. In addition to SPD crime/safety updates, tonight’s announced topic: Self-defense, and what works. (2300 SW Webster)

SILVERSUN PICKUPS, LIVE IN-STORE – BUT ‘SOLD OUT’: Easy Street Records presents Silversun Pickups‘ free, all-ages in-store acoustic performance, 7 pm. Details in our calendar listing. **UPDATE, 12:50 PM – Thanks to Evan for pointing out that pre-orders of the new SP album were required for admission, and ESR’s website says no more pre-orders are available. So in effect, though “free,” this is now “sold out.” (California SW & SW Alaska)

TWO DEADLINES TODAY: Want to go on the Port of Seattle‘s free “West Seattle Working Waterfront” tour this Saturday (Sept. 19th)? RSVP ASAP – info here. Also: Artists/crafters interested in being part of the Fauntleroy Fine Art and Gift Show in November must apply by today – info here.

AND THERE’S MORE … on our complete calendar!

West Seattle Sunday: WS Car Show, Camp Long Mountain Fest…

September 13, 2015 at 7:51 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 9 Comments

The day’s off to a murky start but the forecast says it’s expected to clear off and become partly sunny. The big event:

WEST SEATTLE CAR SHOW: New location, with more to see and do!

(Added 8:46 am – WSB photo, one of the first arrivals)
10 am-3 pm on the north side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, where you’ll find not only the cars and motorcycles who show up to show off, but also SSC’s Automotive Technology and Northwest Wine Academy programs, both open to visitors as will be the Seattle Chinese Garden immediately to the north (kids’ activities are planned there too). Food trucks too. Admission’s free for spectators. Info’s on the WSCS site, and we’ll be reporting live as we do every year. (6000 16th SW)

Also from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

HOLY FAMILY STREET FAIR: 9:30 am-4 pm, second and final day of this free street fair with vendors and entertainment.

(20th SW south of Roxbury, which is closed to motor vehicles for the fair)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET + ZUCCHINI 500: 10 am-2 pm, the market’s in the street in the heart of The Junction as always (three months now since the big change!) and today, you’ll also find the annual Zucchini 500 at the market from 11 am-1 pm – the prolifically produced late-summer veggies will be available for kids to turn into racing machines and a course to run them on. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

CAMP LONG MOUNTAIN FEST: 11 am-5 pm, celebrate all things climbing at Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, the home of Schurman Rock: Ropes course, workshops, speakers, mountain games, all free, for all ages and abilities. (5200 35th SW)

‘AMERICAN IDIOT’ MATINEE: 3 pm, first daytime performance of “Green Day’s American Idiot,” the new production at ArtsWest Playhouse. (4711 California SW)

West Seattle Saturday: Ways to help, to celebrate, to welcome…

September 12, 2015 at 6:43 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Black turnstones, just back from Alaska, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Highlights of what’s happening around West Seattle and vicinity:

DAY OF SERVICE: AMERICAN LEGION & VFW POSTS – 9 am-3 pm, The Mission Continues: Seattle 1st Platoon will be helping with restoration work at American Legion Post 160 and VFW Post 2713 in The Triangle. Community members are invited to help; details in our calendar listing.

(added) WEST SEATTLE SOCCER CLUB KICKOFF: First weekend of a huge season: “A record 2,036 players and 343 volunteer coaches have already registered to play and serve with us this season!” per the West Seattle Soccer Club website. Many players are participating in a jamboree with games at four local fields 9 am-2:50 pm, and that’s just part of what’s happening today; for some teams, games start this weekend (today AND tomorrow) too.

FOOD DRIVE: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor) will be at West Seattle Thriftway (also a WSB sponsor) today, 10 am-2:30 pm, to collect food for the West Seattle Food Bank‘s Backpack Program to keep kids in need from going hungry on weekends – explained here, with a list of preferred items. (California SW & SW Morgan)

GRIEFSHARE RECOVERY/SUPPORT GROUP: 10 am, the first of this fall’s series of meetings for people who are mourning a loved one. Saturdays at Grace Church; details in our calendar listing. (10323 28th SW)

SAN GENNARO FESTIVAL: 10 am-10 pm in nearby Georgetown, it’s the third annual San Gennaro Festival. This West Seattleite-founded festival offers Italian food, music, and more. (S. Angelo & Ellis S.)

VOLUNTEER FOR THE SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY! 11 am today, it’s your next chance to find out about all the ways you could help the Southwest Seattle Historical Society – show up at the Log House Museum for today’s monthly orientation. More info here. (61st SW & SW Stevens)

(added) GOOD LUNCH FOR A GOOD CAUSE: 11 am-3:30 pm (or so), West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs to raise money for the Humane Society. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

HOLY FAMILY STREET FAIR: 11:30 am-8 pm, the first of two days for this year’s street fair presented by Holy Family Catholic Church/School. No admission charge; entertainment, vendors, food. (20th SW south of SW Roxbury)

DUWAMISH REVEALED PRESENTS … “Revealing Coast Salish Cultures: Journeying by Canoe and Art,” produced in collaboration with Welcome to Our Native Land, noon-6 pm at Terminal 107 Park and the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse. Our area’s First People welcome canoe families from around the region; check our calendar listing for the other activities through which you can celebrate and explore Native culture. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Seattle Lutheran plays Oakville at 2 pm at West Seattle Stadium. (4432 35th SW)

SALSA ON ALKI: Could be your last chance to dance this summer. 4:30 pm-10 pm at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza – details in our calendar listing. (60th SW & Alki SW)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON … by browsing the complete calendar.

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