(Mark Wangerin photographed the violet-green swallow “in the rain along Longfellow Creek”)
Heading for a 4-day holiday weekend? Many are this year, particularly since school is out Friday through Monday for Seattle Public Schools and others that follow its calendar. Meantime, another busy news day is under way but we’re taking a moment to mention four things from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: Every Thursday, 3-5 pm, you are invited to come join in work parties at the orchard, north end of South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) campus – details here. (6000 16th SW)
ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY DESIGN TEAM: The group that’s been meeting to shape the new Arbor Heights Elementary before construction begins is scheduled to meet at the school again today, 4 pm. (3704 SW 102nd)
DUWAMISH RIVER IN 3-D: Another unique event that’s part of the final weeks of your chance to have a say in the future of Seattle’s only river – 6 pm tonight at Sandbox Sports, 5955 Airport Way S. in Georgetown – details here.
DESIGN REVIEW BOARD: As previewed here last night, the board reviews the 150-or-so-apartment project 4745 40th SW for the first time, 6:30 pm, Senior Center of West Seattle; see the meeting “packet” (renderings, info) by going here. (California/Oregon)
NIGHTLIFE: Multiple listings for live music, karaoke, and more tonight – see them in today’s section of our calendar.
The photo is courtesy of Patty, featuring some of the more than 50 Our Lady of Guadalupe School students who visited Fauntleroy Creek earlier this week to release school-raised salmon fry. Creek stewards and volunteers led by Judy Pickens are wrapping up the spring salmon-release schedule today. Here’s some of what else is happening around West Seattle and vicinity:
CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE DISCUSSES NICKELSVILLE, ENCAMPMENT RULES: The council’s Housing, Human Services, Health, and Culture Committee meets at 2 pm at City Hall, with two proposed ordinances that are likely to affect the future of the West Seattle encampment that calls itself “Nickelsville” – one expanding where in the city encampments would be allowed, one specifically calling for a study costing up to $150,000 as a step toward making the current site semi-permanent, both linked in the agenda. Public comments will be taken at the start of the meeting. (City Hall is on 5th between Cherry and James downtown)
NICKELSVILLE ON HPAC AGENDA: Then at 7 pm tonight, during its regular monthly meeting, Highland Park Action Committee will follow up on the afternoon’s meeting and discuss the claim it has filed as a possible precursor to suing to get the city to take action. The meeting’s at Highland Park Improvement Club. (12th/Holden)
Two school events tonight:
POETRY SLAM AT DENNY: Student poets and their work are in the spotlight during the annual 8th-grade poetry slam at the Denny International Middle School Galleria, 5:30 pm. (2601 SW Kenyon)
‘FINAL AND MOST IMPORTANT’ WSHS PTSA MEETING OF THE YEAR: That’s how the announcement of tonight’s meeting is headlined in the latest Westside Weekly newsletter, edited by Bev Corey, who reminds us this is happening tonight:
Please come to the last PTSA meeting of the year … at 7:00 pm in the school library. Come to recognize the wonderful volunteers and educators who’ve won Golden Acorn awards. And, we’ll be adopting next year’s budget and voting for officers. We’ll have important updates on the West Seattle 5K and auction. And some other good stuff too.
(3000 California SW)
Exploring your career future? One event tonight:
CAREER NIGHT AT PRUDENTIAL: 6 pm at the Jefferson Square offices of Prudential Northwest Realty (WSB sponsor), find out if a real-estate career is for you. Details in the calendar listing. (4700 42nd SW, Suite 600)
To find all tonight’s nightlife listings, check the calendar. Here’s an event that happens just once a month:
POEMS AND STORIES: The fourth-Wednesday poetry/storytelling showcase at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is tonight, 7-9 pm – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)
West Seattle Tuesday: Talk about parks’ future; hear about burglary prevention; benefit dinner; moreMay 21, 2013 at 9:06 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments
(Ducklings at Lincoln Park; photo by Patrick McCaffrey)
Even if you’re not much for meetings, there are two tonight that might give you reason to reconsider. They’re on our list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
BLOOD DRIVE: Puget Sound Blood Center‘s Bloodmobile is at Chief Sealth International High School till 2 pm (closed 10:30-11:30 am) – walk-ins usually welcome if you are interested in donating. (2600 SW Thistle)
BABY STORY TIME: 10:30 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library – parents/caregivers, bring your 4-to-12-month-old(s)! (2306 42nd SW)
BENEFIT DINNER @ SENIOR CENTER: “Pay what you can” turkey dinner tonight at 5:30 at the Senior Center of West Seattle, to help raise money to repair the front door. (California and Oregon)
MEMORIAL WALK: Just got word while writing this; there’s a 5:30 pm walk in memory of Surinderpaul Basra, hit and killed last week at 1st and Findlay in Georgetown:
A family and community were torn apart by a horrific collision on Tuesday, May 14 as Surinderpaul Basra crossed at the intersection of First Avenue South and South Findlay Street right after she left after work at Essential Bakery. It’s the sort of tragedy we hear about all too often.
Please join us Tuesday, May 21st at 5:30 p.m. in front of Essential Bakery, 5601 1st Avenue South in Georgetown. We will walk where Surinderpaul Basra walked to pay our respects to her family and friends, and we will walk to send the message that we want safer streets for everyone in Seattle. These tragedies don’t need to keep happening.
SEATTLE PARKS’ FUTURE – YOUR TURN TO SPEAK UP: 7 pm tonight in the renovated historic building at Dakota Place Park, it’s the biggest West Seattle meeting about the roadmap for Seattle Parks‘ future, the Legacy Plan. Have a favorite park? Something you’d like to see fixed up or changed? Or added to the system? That’s just some of what you’re welcome to talk about. (California and Dakota)
BURGLARY DETECTIVE @ CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct meeting room, SPD burglary Det. Jill Vanskike talks with the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council. You’ll also hear about area crime trends, and get a chance to bring up neighborhood concerns. (SW Webster, just west of Delridge Way)
BELLY DANCING: The monthly Alauda freeform-belly-dancing showcase at Skylark Café and Club is tonight, 7:30 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
Click that map for a larger version, showing the plan along Alki for this morning’s West Seattle 5K, followed by the Summer Streets festival. That’s where we begin today’s highlights, which include TWO parades!
WEST SEATTLE 5K: If you’re not registered, you can still get down to the Alki Bathhouse starting NOW and join more than 1,000 people walking and running to raise money for the West Seattle High School PTSA – it’s the fifth annual edition (WSB is proud to have co-sponsored it every year). The race starts shortly after 9 am.
‘SEATTLE SUMMER STREETS’ ON ALKI: After the race, Alki Avenue SW remains closed between 56th and 63rd SW for the annual SDOT-presented festival originally known, and still unofficially known, as “car-free day.” The activity list/schedule is here, with more entertainment and activities than ever, highlighted by the Alki Beach Creeps-presented Costumed Bike Parade at 1 pm (meet at 12:45 pm near 63rd/Alki). We’ll be reporting live from the “orange zone” between 62nd and 63rd, kicking off another season of on-site festival coverage; hope to see you there.
WEST SEATTLE BEE FESTIVAL AND PARADE: Today’s the day to celebrate the new West Seattle Bee Garden at High Point Commons Park (Lanham/Graham) – with a festival starting at 11 am, and a parade at 11:30 from West Seattle Elementary to bring in the bees; as noted in our preview last night, you are welcome to be part of the parade – costumes encouraged at this one too!
FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK WORK PARTY: It’s your next chance to give some TLC to Lincoln Park – starting at 9 am; details in our calendar listing.
FURRY FACES FOUNDATION PLANT SALE: It’s day 2 for the 14th annual round of plant sales benefiting the animal-advocacy group Furry Faces Foundation, 10 am-4 pm at 3809 46th SW. Details in our calendar listing.
CENTER FOR MOVEMENT AND HEALING OPEN HOUSE: 4-6:30 pm, healing/helping professionals are invited to the center, at 7901 35th SW, for a special open house – explained in the calendar listing.
Find yet more on the calendar!
West Seattle Saturday: Highway 99 alert; ways to help; lots of sales; WS5K packet pickup/signups; and more!May 18, 2013 at 9:27 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment
Lynn‘s photo from early this morning shows how busy Elliott Bay was as the day began – a ferry, a cargo ship, and the first day of the season with three cruise ships (one’s out of view). Speaking of traffic – here’s an important reminder about what’s happening on land all weekend long:
(“Live” image from WSDOT camera looking southward over 99 – approach to NB Western ramp is at left)
HIGHWAY 99 ALERT: Thanks to WSB reader Lynne for suggesting a reminder this morning about this weekend’s closure on 99 from the Battery Street Tunnel northward to Valley Street, as noted by WSDOT here. It’s part of the ongoing Mercer project, and continues all weekend.
DELRIDGE DETOUR REMINDER: The Delridge Way repaving project shifted northward three days ago, so some people will be encountering the new detour this week for the first time. Southbound drivers will be detoured between SW Holden and SW Thistle; see the map in our story from earlier this week.
Here’s what else is up – highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (where you’ll find even more):
TWO BIG GARAGE/YARD/RUMMAGE SALES! The season continues – till 5 pm today, the Ocean View neighborhood’s big sale is on in the vicinity of 11408 Marine View Drive SW; and till 4 pm at Greenbridge Plaza on 8th SW just south of Roxbury, the White Center Kiwanis‘s big rummage sale benefits three local nonprofits. P.S. For smaller sales, see the WSB Forums‘ Freebies/Deals/Sales section.
FURRY FACES FOUNDATION PLANT SALE: More than 1,000 plants on sale as the 14th annual round of plant sales benefiting the animal-advocacy group Furry Faces Foundation gets under way today, 10 am-4 pm (tomorrow too!). Details in our calendar listing.
SPRING BOOK SALE AT TIBBETTS: Love to read? You’ll love the spring book sale at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), 10 am-1 pm. (3940 41st SW)
FREE LUNCH! West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor)’s Saturday barbecues are usually charity fundraisers but today, come get a free grilled hot dog 11 am-4 pm – while supplies last – in appreciation of YOU. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)
BUY AND CELEBRATE PLANTS @ SSCC: 11 am-2 pm at the garden center on the north side of South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor), you can buy student-grown plants – tomatoes and veggies are ready, they remind us, and some flowers too! – more info here. And while you’re there … enjoy the Seattle Chinese Garden Peony and Bamboo Festival next door! (6000 16th SW)
STORYTIME: Westwood Village Barnes and Noble‘s Saturday storytime, 11 am, features tea time, Melissa tells us: “Inspired by the story ‘Tea with Rex,’ we’ll be having … tea and biscuits (AKA juice and pretty cookies). Formal dress is not required, but if dressing up for tea is your thing, please feel free!” (Southwest side of Westwood Village)
HANDS ACROSS THE SAND: Show your support for sustainability and environmental protection by joining this annual event on the beach at Alki at noon – details here.
WEST SEATTLE 5K PACKET PICKUP/SIGNUPS: If you want to avoid the last-minute rush on West Seattle 5K (co-sponsored by WSB) day tomorrow, be at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) noon-6 pm today – to either pick up your packet/T-shirt (if you are registered already) OR to sign up if you’re not. (NW corner of Charlestown/California, upstairs)
‘PRESTO GARDEN’: One more reminder – if you can spare some time between 1 pm and 5 pm, come to the Westcrest Park P-Patch in Highland Park and help Sustainable West Seattle plant a new organic garden to help feed people served by the White Center Food Bank (whose service area includes southern West Seattle, as well as WC). Full details on the SWS website.
WSHS BASEBALL @ STATE TOURNAMENT: This afternoon in Mount Vernon, the West Seattle High School baseball team starts state play with a game against Ferndale.
BOSTON BENEFIT AT FEEDBACK LOUNGE: From Matt Johnson:
On Saturday, we’ll be serving Sam Adams Boston Lager as part of a whole ‘help out Boston day’ with 10 other bars throughout the city. We’ll also be, miracle of miracles, actually showing the Boston Red Sox game at the bar @ 4:00, with donation buckets, as well as donationg a portion of the proceeds from the Sam Adams beer sales back to the Greg Hill Foundation. Facebook page and information is here.
Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) is at 6451 California SW.
‘WILLY WONKA JR.’ FINALE: The Lafayette Elementary production will be staged one last time tonight at the West Seattle High School Theater, 7 pm. Tickets are free but donations are encouraged. (3000 California SW)
Looking for something to do tonight? Five highlights!
(Photo courtesy Edgar Riebe)
‘WILLY WONKA JR.’: 106 Lafayette Elementary students are in the production, performing their hearts out, under the direction of Melia Scranton with choreography by Aaron Swartzmann, and you have two chances to see it at the West Seattle High School Theater – 7 pm tonight, or 7 pm tomorrow (Saturday). Tickets are free but donations are encouraged. (3000 California SW)
PEARL DJANGO AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm tonight, the local legends play historic Kenyon Hall – details in the calendar listing.
SECOND-TO-LAST WEEK … to see “33 Variations” at ArtsWest. Curtain tonight: 7:30 pm. (4711 California SW)
Check the calendar for nightlife listings.
4755 FAUNTLEROY MEGAPROJECT BACK @ DESIGN COMMISSION: 1:30 pm today at City Hall, the city Design Commission takes its third look at the project, this time for “public benefit.” The Design Commission’s role in this project’s review involves the approval needed for the “alley vacation” that’s involved. The meeting’s in the Boards and Commissions Room. (600 4th Avenue)
FRANK FEST: Tonight’s that special night of the year when the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) celebrates Frank Sinatra – with food, music, and more. Starts at 6 pm. (6451 California SW)
TASTE OF WEST SEATTLE UPDATE: We’re told a “very limited number of tickets” will be available at the door for tonight’s fundraiser featuring almost 50 food and drink purveyors from around West Seattle and White Center, all to help the West Seattle Helpline. It’s at 6:30 pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: The agenda for the 7 pm meeting includes a review of housing developments in the area, including 2414 55th SW (covered here earlier this month), and a presentation on the Alki Point Lighthouse’s centennial year. The meeting’s at Alki UCC. (6115 SW Hinds)
(Male black-headed grosbeak photographed in Fauntleroy Creek area by Mark Wangerin)
Highlights ahead for today/tonight (with even more on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar):
GIVEBIG TO LOCAL NONPROFITS: The link is atop the WSB sidebar – but if you see this first, go here to see which West Seattle, White Center, and South Park nonprofits are participating this year and eligible, depending on how much is given, for “stretch” funds! Deadline for making your gift count: 11:59 pm tonight.
LAST FULL DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR SUNDAY’S WEST SEATTLE 5K: Tomorrow, online registration closes for the 9 am Sunday (May 19th) benefit run/walk on Alki – and it costs less than same-day signups. So don’t procrastinate – register here right now.
SEALTH TEAMS IN TOURNAMENT PLAY: First, it’s district-tournament softball, 2 pm at Lower Woodland Park, where the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks play Mercer Island. If they win and then defeat Blanchet at 4 pm, it’s on to state. Meantime, for the Sealth boys’ soccer team, state play starts at 6 pm at Snohomish High School, vs. Glacier Peak. (P.S. As announced a few days ago, CSIHS is launching a new soccer camp for younger students this summer – details in this story.)
SANISLO ELEMENTARY PTA MEETING: Last one of the year and, as explained in the calendar listing, it’s a biggie. 6:30 pm.
DUWAMISH RIVER CLEANUP PLAN MEETING EN ESPANOL: At 5:30 pm at the South Park Community Center, the Environmental Protection Agency makes history with its first-ever public hearing in Spanish, taking comments on its proposed Duwamish River Cleanup Plan. Simultaneous English translation available. Details here, via the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. (8319 8th Ave. S.)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: On the agenda for tonight’s 7 pm meeting of reps from community councils and other major organizations around eastern West Seattle: City Council President Sally Clark discusses public campaign financing, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center’s director David Bestock has an update on its status, and DNDC chair Mat McBride, along with Pete Spalding, will have an update on the Delridge Corridor proposal, after feedback from recent neighborhood meetings. The DNDC meeting’s at Youngstown, 4408 Delridge Way SW.
P.S. Not a highlight so much as a reminder – Seattle Public Schools are out 2 hours early today.
West Seattle Tuesday: Community Orchestras’ 10th-anniversary concert; Metro hearing; WSHS music benefit; moreMay 14, 2013 at 9:59 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments
TRIANGLE PARKING DISCUSSED BY COUNCIL COMMITTEE: Live right now, webcast via the Seattle Channel (online and on cable channel 21), the City Council Transportation Committee is meeting, and its agenda items include a parking study done in The Triangle, as SDOT works on a parking plan for the area.
LOCAL ATHLETE IN INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MATCH: We brought you the story last week of Special Olympics athlete Christian Freitas representing Chief Sealth International High School and all of Seattle on the USA team in an international soccer tournament. 10 am today is the team’s match vs. top-seeded Paraguay, according to this update. You’re invited to “follow the action” here.
‘SALUTE TO VETERANS’ LUNCH: 11:45 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle – details in our calendar listing. (California/Oregon)
METRO HEARING: If you want to show support for funding to stave off Metro cuts – 4 pm today at Union Station downtown (401 S. Jackson) is the big County Council hearing, as discussed in our story yesterday featuring an interview with Metro GM Kevin Desmond. Here’s the Metro page with information about the hearing and how to comment if you can’t get there.
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BENEFIT: Starting at 5 pm, dine tonight at Abbondanza in Morgan Junction and a portion of the proceeds benefits the West Seattle High School music program. Here’s our earlier preview. (6503 California SW)
COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: The West Seattle Community Orchestras celebrate their 10th anniversary with a gala concert tonight, starting at 6:30 pm, Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium – details here; free, but donations appreciated at the door. (2600 SW Thistle)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: FCA‘s monthly board meeting is at 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse‘s meeting room. (9131 California SW)
Thanks to Long Bach Nguyen for the Alki aerial photographed during low tide on Saturday- not mega-low but low enough for exploration. Today’s lowest tide is at 1:39 pm and just short of minus one foot – still good for a walk. Here are some of the other highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
DUWAMISH RIVER CLEANUP HEALTH-EFFECTS BRIEFING: With about a month left for public comment on the EPA’s proposed cleanup plan for the Duwamish River, the City Council will be briefed at 10 am today about how the proposal might affect the health of people who live near and/or use the river – and what more advocates think it should do. Here’s a preview on our partner site The South Park News; you can watch the briefing live via Seattle Channel (online or cable channel 21).
NDNC MEETS @ YOUNGSTOWN FLATS: Instead of meeting at the Delridge Library as usual, tonight the North Delridge Neighborhood Council will have its regular monthly meeting at newly opened Youngstown Flats (WSB sponsor). Time’s the same – 6:30 pm, but if you are interested in touring YF, there’s an optional tour BEFORE the meeting, at 6 pm. The main agenda items have just been announced:
DIY Bikes program – Stu Hennessey
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition – Maria Lewis
Combined Sewer Overflow Program
Parking instructions from the NDNC website: “Drivers may park in the garage off of Dakota. There is a call box on the outside of the front door with directions to call the office for entry. We should have someone stationed outside to direct attendees.” (26th/Dakota)
FAMILY STORY TIME: Our calendar features Seattle Public Library branch events throughout the week, but we like to highlight them here too – tonight, for example, it’s Family Story Time, 7 pm at High Point Library. (35th/Raymond)
(Blooming border along Thistle St. Stairs to/from Lincoln Park; photo by Mark Ahlness)
May showers bring … more May flowers. And this Mother’s Day is certainly blossoming with promise. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
REMEMBERING MOM: If you’re going to Forest Lawn Cemetery and Funeral Home (WSB sponsor) to remember Mom today, they plan to have roses for mothers and to place on mothers’ gravesites, and people will be there to offer extra assistance to locate sites if needed.
FARMERS’ MARKET CELEBRATES ASPARAGUS: Cooking tips/demos, 11 am-1 pm, during the market’s regular 10-2 hours. (44th/Alaska)
FLOWERS FROM FLEURT: If you’re looking for flowers to be delivered to Mom (or anyone else for that matter) today, Fleurt (WSB sponsor) in The Junction can do it. They’re open 11 am-4 pm, with deliveries “all day – call early for the best selection,” says proprietor Sam Crowley. They also deliver potted plants, terrariums, and “other cool gifts Mom will love.” Call 206.937.1103. (4536 California SW)
GLASS-BLOWING DEMONSTRATION: Bring Mom to see art in action at Avalon Glassworks today, 11 am-5 pm. (2914 SW Avalon Way)
FAMILY BEACH SAFARI: Go out tidewalking! 11:30 am, at Emma Schmitz Overlook across from Me-Kwa-Mooks. (4503 Beach Drive SW)
SEATTLE RAINMAKERS: The Major League Ultimate team is back home this afternoon at Southwest Athletic Complex, hosting the Vancouver Nighthawks at 1 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)
KALEY MARIE AT C & P: 3-5 pm, another chance to hear this teenage singer/songwriter perform, C & P Coffee Company. (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor)
STAMP OUT HUNGER: Just like WSCGSD, this nationwide door-to-door food drive is on the second Saturday of the month every year. Whatever you are doing today, please take a few minutes first to bag up some nonperishable food to donate, and set it out by your mailbox (or door, if you use a mail slot) for your letter carrier to pick up. You can also drop it by Café Osita at 7349 35th SW, which is accepting dropoffs again this year.
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY: Trileigh Tucker shares the photo of a Western Tanager (above) with word of this special day. She says they fly 3,000 miles just to build nests here. She’s drawn up a list of Lincoln Park’s birds – take a walk in the park and look for them; here’s the list. And find out more about birds and how to help them, on her website, Natural Presence.
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DRILL: Volunteers around the city are joining in an emergency-communication drill this morning, 9 am-noon. West Seattle’s trailblazing volunteers are activating the Morgan Junction Neighborhood Communication Hub – north parking lot at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) – during the drill, and you’re welcome to observe. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)
WALK WITH US TO CURE LUPUS: The annual fundraising 5K is on Alki again this year; same-day signups start at 9 am, and the walk begins at 10 am – details here.
MADISON STUDENTS ON STAGE! 10 am today is the second and final performance of “Honk Jr.” by Madison Middle School students, directed by Taproot Theater’s Jenny Cross at the West Seattle High School Theater; tickets $10 at the door. (3000 California SW)
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: Marty McLaren holds a community-conversation meeting at Southwest Branch Library, 10 am-noon.
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Little Rascals Preschool invites prospective families to stop by, 10 am-1 pm today. (4125 51st SW)
WSHS POSTSEASON BASEBALL: 11 am at Steve Cox Memorial Park, as per coverage here last night.
VOLUNTEER AT THE LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Along with having a sale as part of WS Community Garage Sale Day (#70 on the map), the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is having its monthly Log House Museum info session for new volunteers, 11 am-1 pm. (61st/Stevens)
PRE-MOTHER’S DAY EVENT: Barnes and Noble is hosting an event involving several Westwood Village businesses, looking ahead to Mother’s Day. Among them: WSB sponsor Wyatt’s Jewelers. Stop by B&N 11 am-3 pm; more information here.
HIGH POINT GARDEN PARTY: A potluck picnic and garden celebration are set for 2-5 pm next to High Point Neighborhood Center – all invited. (6400 Sylvan Way)
HIGHLAND PARK UNCORKED: It’s sold out, so if you don’t have a ticket, you’re out of luck, but in case you pass by the Highland Park Improvement Club and wonder what’s up – tonight’s their “Uncorked” wine-and-more benefit, 6 pm. (12th/Holden)
NORTHWEST HARVEST FUNDRAISER … tonight at OutWest Bar; details in our listing. (California/Brandon)
NOT DEAD YET: The local-favorite band plays the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 9:30 tonight. (6451 California SW)
(Young bald eagle, photographed last week by Danny McMillin and shared via the WSB Flickr group)
With almost 300 of your neighbors – or maybe you AND almost 300 of your neighbors – getting ready to host sales on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day tomorrow, we’re mentioning it everywhere we can. Like here. But as always, there’s lots more going on, too – here are notes for today/tonight:
WV POST OFFICE REOPENS: We added the update to our coverage of yesterday afternoon’s pickup-truck crash at the Westwood Village post office: The branch IS open today as usual. (P.S. Don’t forget to put out your food donation tomorrow for the Stamp Out Hunger door-to-door postal carriers’ food drive!)
BAKE SALE AND MINI-BAZAAR: Happening all day, till 4 pm, at The Mount. (4831 35th SW)
MAYORAL CANDIDATE IN WEST SEATTLE: It’s a busy campaign season with eight people on the August primary ballot for Seattle Mayor, so every time we hear about one of them coming to West Seattle to meet with potential voters, we’ll tell you about it. Tonight, Peter Steinbrueck is at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, 6-8 pm.
‘BOBCAT BOB’ AT C & P: Tomorrow, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is a group site for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, but tonight, it’s a coffeehouse with live music – courtesy of fan favorite “Bobcat Bob” Rice. He performs 6-8 pm. (5612 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE HI-YU AUCTION, CORONATION, WHITE ROSE CEREMONY: Tonight, 7-10 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Life Center, help West Seattle Hi-Yu raise money and celebrate royalty past and present, with the White Rose Ceremony and the coronation of the new queen. Details and ticket link here. (35th and Myrtle)
More on the calendar!
(This spring’s poster/postcard art for WS Art Walk is by the late Emily Williamson)
Art Walk night! And a half-dozen more highlights for today/tonight …
THOSE RED-SHIRTED LINCOLN PARK VOLUNTEERS … The Keller Williams Realty “RED Day” project this year will bring volunteers to Lincoln Park for projects including a beach cleanup, and you’ll see them out until about 2 pm today, fanning out from the south end of the park.
WEST SEATTLE ART WALK! 6-9 pm, places to go, art to see, artists to meet, refreshments at many stops … You can find the full venue list and preview many of the venues’ art and artists by going to wsartwalk.com. What might be the biggest stop tonight will feature many of the 14 featured artists of newly opened Youngstown Flats (WSB sponsor), there for a reception to celebrate their work – tour the building, too. (26th/Dakota)
(“Character” rendering of 4535 44th SW proposal, by Nicholson Kovalchick Architects)>
DESIGN REVIEW FOR 4535 44TH SW: An all-studio-apartments project in The Junction goes before the Southwest Design Review Board tonight for the first time, 6:30 pm, upstairs at the Senior Center of West Seattle. See the “packet” of graphics and information here. (California/Oregon)
OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW SCHOOL: As previewed here earlier this week, there’s an open house at 7 tonight at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) for the new West Seattle Cooperative School (K-2nd). Details in the calendar listing. (6000 16th SW, room RAH 201)
STYLE ’13: Benefit fashion show tonight at Showbox SODO for West Seattleite-founded/-led Northwest Hope and Healing, which helps support breast-cancer patients as they get through diagnosis and treatment. Tickets at the door; details here.
’33 VARIATIONS’: ArtsWest‘s new production is in its second week – see tonight’s performance at 7:30 pm.
SOFTBALL: A 10-7 win over Seattle Prep on Wednesday for Chief Sealth International High School‘s softball team. That included 5 RBI from team captain Chloe Behar; here are the stats as published at SeattleTimes.com (WSB partner). … Holy Names beat West Seattle High School‘s softball team 18-0. … Today’s schedule, as published by The Times: Sealth plays Bainbridge and West Seattle plays Ingraham, both 3:30 pm games at Lower Woodland Park.
SOCCER: Tough loss for Sealth’s soccer team, ranked #1 in 3A going into their first postseason game:
The Seahawks lost to Lakeside in their Wednesday afternoon game at Interbay, 5-2, and will play Ingraham there at 5:30 pm today, while Lakeside faces Bainbridge tomorrow for the league championship.
BASEBALL: Today at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center, West Seattle HS’s baseball team takes the field for the first time since a 13-0 Monday loss to Bainbridge. The Wildcats face Ingraham at 7:30 pm, after Sealth plays Nathan Hale there at 4:30 pm, per the schedule published by The Times.
West Seattle Wednesday: Bike to School Day; more shrimp fishing; WSHS cooking competition; 34th Dems’ candidate forum…May 8, 2013 at 9:23 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment
Another big day around West Seattle! First item explains the photo:
BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY: Thanks to Anna Coghill for e-mailing to report that Alki Elementary students marked National Bike to School Day by gathering in two spots to ride to school – Anna says, “Students, parents and school staff were all smiles this morning after the Ride Your Bike to School Train organized by Mr. Kegel. He led our Me-Kwa-Mooks train and Principal Oatis led the Anchor Park train.”
Here are other highlights including some of what’s on today’s section of the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (where you’ll find lots more);
ANOTHER DAY FOR SHRIMP FISHING: We’re already getting questions about “what are all those boats fishing for?” The answer: As mentioned here last weekend, today is a second opportunity for spot-shrimp fishing on Elliott Bay.
COOKING COMPETITION AT WSHS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Today’s the day a celebrity chef is expected at West Seattle High School to judge a cooking competition (first reported here last month) involving ProStart culinary students who are part of a national competition. WSHS confirms that for the outdoor events in the competition, the public is welcome – it all starts at 1:30 pm. (3000 California SW)
FREE WORKSHOP: Learn how to preserve family collections of photos and artwork in a free 3-5 pm workshop at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (California/Oregon)
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOR GENESEE HILL SCHOOL PROJECT: Today’s the date to which a “community conversation” about the new elementary school at Genesee Hill was moved – 6:30 pm at Schmitz Park Elementary. (5000 SW Spokane)
CANDIDATE FORUM AT 34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS’ MEETING: Not the candidates for mayor- the 34th DDs were co-sponsors of the big forum a week and a half ago (WSB coverage, with video, here) – but candidates from many other races have RSVPd. Chair Marcee Stone-Vekich shared an update on the meeting’s agenda and who’ll be there – ahead, what happens after 6:30 pm “meet and greet”:
(SPD deputy chief Nick Metz with the mayor; January photo by Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times, republished with permission)
The city has announced what will be done with some of the metal from guns obtained in the January city “buyback” – it’ll be turned into plaques. The inscriptions for those plaques will come from a contest for children called “Weapons to Words,” explained in the city announcement:
Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced an outreach effort to inspire conversation among the youth of Seattle about gun violence. The City of Seattle, with the support of Chihuly Studio and Schnitzer Steel, is launching a contest called “Weapons to Words” that asks children in Seattle to come up with a short quotation on the subject of gun violence. Plaques made from metal upcycled from guns recovered from Seattle’s gun buyback program will feature quotes from Seattle students about what a violence-free future means to them.
“Our city has been through a lot lately. Gun violence has left many in our community wondering what they can do to help” said Mayor McGinn. “These upcycled plaques, inscribed with the hopes and dreams of the next generation, will transform weapons of violence into something positive. It is my hope that this project will spur a conversation in our community about what kind of city we want to be, and how we can get there together.”
The plaques, made from upcycled steel that includes the weapons we recovered, will be placed in Seattle parks.
In memory of the Easy Street Records awning (WSB coverage here), our “picture of the day” is the semi-live image from the SDOT traffic camera at California/Alaska in The Junction, which also shows the full-height Oregon 42 construction project at upper right. On to what else is happening today, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
EAT AT JOE’S, HELP THE FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL: One of the signs at WSB sponsor Endolyne Joe’s exhorts, “Eat at Joe’s,” and when you do that tonight starting at 5 pm, you’ll be raising money for this volunteer-presented festival, happening this year on October 20th. (9261 45th SW)
RIDE TO REMEMBER LANCE DAVID: Join West Seattle Bike Connections and West Seattle Greenways at 5:30 pm tonight, departing from Seacrest, for a ride to remember Lance David, who died in last Wednesday’s bike-truck collision on East Marginal Way. Full ride details here.
The Seattle Storytellers Guild presents TELLERS & WRITERS
A monthly program to craft & share our universal stories
Partnering with CHACO CANYON ORGANIC CAFE
Discover the power of storytelling with our featured guests:
7 pm to 8:30 pm – Pamela Sackett, Auntmama, Liz Hibbard
Looking for storytelling, writing tips – 6:30 to 7 pm
workshops with Liz Hibbard and Nancy Calos-Nakano
Want a chance to tell a story? Sign up at 6:30pm
Memorized or written, there’s a place for you!
Chaco Canyon is at 37th/Alaska.
TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: Tonight’s Trivia That Rocks at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will include a giveaway of tickets for the upcoming Seattle Queensryche concert. Trivia starts at 8 pm. (6451 California SW)
SING IT: Baby Ketten Karaoke tonight, 9 pm, Skylark Café and Club. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
It’s beautiful from the sky as well as the ground – North Delridge’s Dragonfly Garden (aka Pavilion)! has dragonfly-shaped landscaping too? Thanks as always to Long Bach Nguyen for sharing West Seattle aerial views like this! Meantime, while regular Monday events are on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here are three today/tonight-only highlights:
HIGH-SCHOOL BASEBALL POSTSEASON: Metro League playoffs start with West Seattle High School vs. Bainbridge Island at Hiawatha, 3:30 pm, same time that Chief Sealth International High School will be on the road vs. Eastside Catholic. (Thanks to Greg Slader, the WSHS parent who’s been contributing updates all season, for the details.)
HELP HI-YU – MEETING TONIGHT: 6:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, it’s the next general meeting for everyone interested in the West Seattle Hi-Yu Summer Festival – which as you probably know is not a one-day one-time “festival” but instead a collection of summer events including the annual construction of the last Seattle neighborhood traveling parade float. As reported here over the weekend, Hi-Yu needs more community help to keep the 79-year tradition alive to see its 80th anniversary. Showing up tonight is a start. (California/Hanford)
TALK THEATER: Go behind-the-scenes in a live, free conversation with cast members and key staff from ArtsWest’s current production “33 Variations,” 7:30 pm. (4711 California SW)
WSUU RUMMAGE SALE, DAY 2: 9 am-2 pm, the Westside Unitarian Universalists‘ rummage sale continues (7141 California SW)
EXPLORE FAUNTLEROY ON FOOT: Another one of “Jane’s Walks,” this time with FeetFirst community ambassador Marge Evans, starting at 10 am at The Original Bakery. (45th/Wildwood)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: From fish to flowers to farm-fresh eggs (and more), the market‘s always particularly beautiful in the sunshine. 10 am to 2 pm. (44th/Alaska)
ENJOY THE SUN ON 2 WHEELS: West Seattle Spokespeople will head out on a ride from Jack Block Park at 11 am – details on the Sustainable West Seattle website.
RETURN OF WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: 11 am at Fairmount Playfield – with a “coolest disc” contest – bring yours! (Fauntleroy/Brandon)
AUTHOR GREGORY MARTIN AT SW LIBRARY: The author of “Stories for Boys” will be at Southwest Library at 11 am to read and discuss; books also will be available for purchase/signing. “Stories for Boys” is the current “Seattle Reads” book. (35th/Henderson)
CELEBRATE THE EARTH … at Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood, noon-3 pm. As explained in the calendar listing, a new community garden is the centerpiece of today’s celebration, but there will be gardening tips for all, music, food, and more. (39th and Thistle)
‘SUNDAYS ARE SPECIAL’ CELEBRATION: Seattle Public Library branches continue to celebrate the return of Sunday hours, and today Delridge Library has its turn, 2=3:30 pm – our calendar listing explains what you’ll find if you stop by!
CINCO DE MAYO: Food and drink specials abound, and one of the places you’ll find them is the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), with six special cocktails and a chicken-enchilada dinner listed on the Feedback’s home page. (6451 California SW)
Then, to end the weekend …
(Saturday night’s sunset, by Russ Walker)
TONIGHT’S SUNSET … will be at 8:27 pm. (You can always find the sunset/sunrise and moonrise/moonset times on the WSB Weather page.)
West Seattle Saturday: Gathering of Neighbors; cleanups; barbecue; rummage sale; jewelry launch; moreMay 4, 2013 at 7:58 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment
Thanks to John Hinkey for sharing that photo taken shortly after sunrise on this sunny Saturday – lots on the calendar, including these highlights:
GATHERING OF NEIGHBORS: After a morning of presentations and discussions, it’s an afternoon resource fair, including community advocates and volunteers with information about programs and organizations that enhance life in West Seattle and White Center – plus entertainment! 9 am-3 pm at the Chief Sealth International High School Galleria; we published the full program last night. (2600 SW Thistle)
HELP LINCOLN PARK: It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means the Friends of Lincoln Park are out removing invasives – your help can make a big difference. Details in our calendar listing. (Meet @ Fauntleroy/Rose, or if late, check kiosk for info)
EXPLORE THE JUNCTION AND TRIANGLE ON FOOT: Meet at 10 am at the Admiral area’s water tower for a Feet First-presented walk exploring the neighborhoods’ character and new development – details on this page (Charlestown/39th SW)
WSUU RUMMAGE SALE: Big sale this weekend at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation‘s church in Gatewood; today’s hours are 9 am-3 pm. (7141 California SW)
HELP CLEAN UP NORTH DELRIDGE: Meet at Skylark at 10 am to join the North Delridge Neighborhood Council cleanup of the walking path to Spokane Street- details on the NDNC website. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
RUN FOR LIGHTS 5K: First fundraising run of the season, 10 am at Lincoln Park, presented by Orphans to Ambassadors – details here.
CLOTHES DONATION: Got clothing you don’t want/need? Today’s the day a local Brownie Troop is collecting it for charity – drop it off 11 am-1 pm at Gatewood Elementary. (Back lot on Frontenac just west of California)
JEWELRY LAUNCH AT CLICK! 11 am-5 pm at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, it’s a two-part, one-artist jewelry event – “the introduction of Click!’s comprehensive collection of Konzuk engagement rings and wedding bands and the launch of Orbis, Karen Konzuk‘s new line of concrete and gold jewelry” – and you’ll get to meet the artist, too! (4540 California SW)
THRIFTWAY BARBECUE SEASON BEGINS: First fundraising barbecue of the season at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 11 am-4 pm, burgers to benefit West Seattle Helpline! (4201 SW Morgan, intersection of California/Fauntleroy)
(WSB reader “Wes C. Addle” shares the Longfellow Creek path photo, suspecting the creek’s beavers have been busy)
Highlights of what’s ahead today/tonight, including listings from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:
TRAFFIC ALERT: In case you missed it in today’s traffic/transit tracker, the eastbound West Seattle Bridge ramp to southbound I-5 closes tonight at 10, to reopen by 5 am Monday, the final major closure scheduled as part of the Spokane St. Interchange Special Bridge Repair project.
USS JOHN C STENNIS TO SAIL PAST WEST SEATTLE: The carrier is en route back to Bremerton after an 8-month deployment, and due there around 2 pm, according to the Kitsap Sun – which means it should be visible off West Seattle shores in early afternoon. (Let us know if you happen to see it coming into view! Text/voice to 206-293-6302 – same number to use for breaking news any time!)
CARNE ASADA BOWL: The annual soccer match between Chief Sealth International High School and The World School is at 4 pm today, Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)
PATIO SEASON AT LA RUSTICA: Beach Drive’s only restaurant shares the news that its patio opens for the season tonight – maybe the earliest opening yet, says proprietor Giulio Pellegrini. (4100 Beach Drive SW)
MEET A MAYORAL CANDIDATE: One of the eight people running for mayor of Seattle (all of whom appeared at the area forum we covered, with video, Monday night) makes a stop in West Seattle tonight to meet with anyone interested in stopping by: Peter Steinbrueck will be at Beveridge Place Pub 5-6:30 pm. (6413 California SW)
FOOD BANK DINNER: The West Seattle Food Bank‘s annual Instruments of Change dinner/silent auction is tonight at The Hall at Fauntleroy, 5:30 pm. Check with WS Food Bank to see if any tickets remain. (9131 California SW)
HIGHLAND PARK’S CORNER BAR: The monthly don’t-miss “pop-up bar” reappears tonight starting at 6 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, including a Cuban music mix and “Havana Heat” special beverage. (12th/Holden)
GARY BENSON AT C & P: A solo folk-music performer, playing live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 6-8 pm. (5612 California SW)
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Little Pilgrim School invites you to come watch “The Gruffalo” and “The Gruffalo’s Brother,” 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)
Before we get to more of the news that’s already in queue for today – four notes from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, plus two cool photos, starting with Thomas Marx‘s Alki gull-and-heron scene, above (scroll down for #2) …
SPANISH BUFFET LUNCH, ANYONE? You’ll have to call Betty ASAP at 206.934.7952 to see if reservations are still available (the seatings are at 11:30 and noon today) – South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) Culinary Arts students are presenting an international buffet lunch today featuring the cuisine of Spain. (6000 16th SW)
DAY OF PRAYER: A “National Day of Prayer” gathering is planned at 6:30 tonight at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza. Details are in our calendar listing. (61st/Alki SW)
PUBLIC SAFETY FORUM: King County Sheriff John Urquhart is among the guests at the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council‘s public-safety forum at 7 pm tonight in White Center. It’s geared toward unincorporated-area residents but we’ve found, covering these forums for partner site White Center Now, that the information is often helpful to a wide audience – so we’re mentioning them here too. (1243 SW 112th)
NIGHT TWO AT ARTSWEST: 7:30 pm, it’s the second night for ArtsWest’s newest production, the Tony Award-nominated “33 Variations.” (4711 California SW)
Last night’s “sundog,” photographed from Beach Drive by Jeff Johnson.
Thanks to Jim Edwards for the low-tide photo with an unusual perspective – taken from Alki Point, showing Duwamish Head in the foreground, and the Space Needle looming from the downtown waterfront. If you’re able to get out to a beach at mid-afternoon, it’s almost as low again today as it was this weekend: -2.4. The Needle is an appropriate image today since three of today’s West Seattle-relevant events are actually off-peninsula; here are five highlights, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
METRO BRIEFS CITY COUNCIL ON POTENTIAL CUTS: The State Legislature has adjourned without a transportation package; no guarantee what’ll happen during its special session next month. So Metro’s warning of funding trouble leading to dozens of route cuts/reductions still stands, and two of its executives will brief the Seattle City Council at 10 this morning. You can watch live at seattlechannel.org (or cable channel 21).
HIGH-SCHOOL SPORTS: Huge afternoon of games right here on the peninsula – West Seattle HS and Chief Sealth IHS softball, soccer, and softball teams are all playing at West Seattle venues – as listed here.
DESIGN REVIEW CHANGES? The City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee will hold a public hearing at City Hall tonight, 5:30 pm, on new guidelines regarding how Design Review works and what’s in its jurisdiction – here’s the agenda.
SUPER SOUTH SEATTLE MAYOR’S FORUM: The first time everyone who’s running for Seattle Mayor this year will share a stage, and the 34th District Democrats are co-sponsoring it. Details in our latest preview (published Sunday); mingle at 6, forum at 6:30, South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor)’s Georgetown branch. (6737 Corson Ave. S.)
(Photo by Flickr member old desolate, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
Today’s low tide is even lower than yesterday: -2.7, at 1:30 pm, and that’s the inspiration for one of the activities on today’s list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
RECYCLE ROUNDUP! 9 am-3 pm, the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee‘s twice-yearly event gives you the chance to recycle many items you just can’t put out for regular curbside pickup. Here’s the list; the dropoff with 1 Green Planet is, as usual, in the church parking lot. (9140 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE ROCK CLUB’S ROCK & GEM SHOW, DAY 2: If you were too busy to get to this annual extravaganza on Saturday, good news – it continues today! The official poster/flyer has the details – not just displays of rocks and gems, but also free activities, especially fun for kids. At the Alki Masonic Temple, 10 am-5 pm. (40th/Edmunds)
FAMILY BEACH SAFARI: On the Beach Drive shore across from Me-Kwa-Mooks, volunteer beach naturalists will guide you through a shore exploration during the aforementioned low-low tide, noon-2 pm. (4500 block of Beach Drive)
COOKING CLUB GOES ITALIAN: Cook up your favorite Italian recipe and bring it to share – that’s all you need to do to check out the West Seattle Cooking Club‘s 3 pm meeting today, Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW).
AND A TRAFFIC REMINDER: The Delridge/Thistle intersection remains closed for repaving throughout the weekend, but should reopen by tomorrow morning.
Got shreddables? You have till 1 pm to get over to C & P Coffee (5612 California SW) for the free shredding event presented by IHeartWestSeattle.com (which like C & P is a WSB sponsor). Above, the monitor you can watch while the shredding truck is reducing your paperwork to, well, shreds. Next photo, your hosts – Lannon Garcia from Recall Shredding, Dale Wampler and Roger Steiner from IHWS, and Hans Illingworth from Cobalt Mortgage, which co-sponsored the event:
They say today’s event was a big hit from the start!
West Seattle Saturday: Healthy Kids Day; Celebrate Lincoln Park; Drug Take-Back Day; shredding; volunteering; more …April 27, 2013 at 6:43 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments
Mark Wangerin photographed that American Goldfinch recently in Lincoln Park, one of the places where one-of-a-kind events will make this a VERY busy day in West Seattle. From the calendar:
TRAFFIC ALERT – DELRIDGE/THISTLE: All weekend, the Delridge/Thistle intersection is closed, both ways, as part of the year-long Delridge repaving project. The detour info is here.
ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY CLEANUP: Everyone’s invited/urged to help:
Please join the Arbor Heights Elementary Community for our annual Spring Cleanup! Grab your gardening gloves and any gardening tools/equipment you have (or use what is provided) and come on down to school Saturday morning to help beautify our school grounds. Can’t stay the entire time? That’s OK. Just stop by anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Every pair of helping hands will make a difference and your help will be greatly appreciated! Families, Friends, Neighbors, Community Members, etc… are ALL welcome to participate!
The school is at 3701 SW 104th.
SCHMITZ PARK PRESERVE CLEANUP: The monthly work party welcomes helpers, 9 am-noon, details here.
TAI CHI ON THE BEACH: 9 am, just west of the Alki Statue of Liberty – details here.
DONATION DRIVE TO HELP REFUGEE FAMILIES: Donations of furniture and furnishings will be accepted at Hope Lutheran, 10 am-2 pm, as listed here.
YMCA’S ‘HEALTHY KIDS DAY’: Activities, snacks, and more at the West Seattle Y (4515 36th SW; WSB sponsor), all welcome, 10 am-1 pm (and if you’re not a member but decide to join – no joining fees, all weekend!) – details here.
FREE SHREDDING! 9 am-1 pm (correct time – sorry for earlier error), bring your shreddables to C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW) for this event presented by IHeartWestSeattle.com (which like C & P is a WSB sponsor) – details here.
DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: 10 am-2 pm, get those expired/unneeded medications out of your cabinet(s) and into the disposal box at the Southwest Precinct (off Webster west of Delridge) during this twice-yearly event – previewed here.
WEST SEATTLE ROCK CLUB SHOW: Literally tons of fun, as the official poster/flyer points out – rocks, gems, free activities, free admission, free parking. At the Alki Masonic Temple, 40th/Edmunds, 10 am-5 pm (tomorrow too).
‘CELEBRATE LINCOLN PARK,’ PART 2: 10:30 am-2:30 pm (with a low-low tide midway through), explore the park along the shore, through the trees, and via art and writing, with the help of expert/volunteer guides and interpreters, in a multitude of ways, including kids’ activities! Presented by the Fauntleroy Community Association, whose website has the full detailed schedule.
GREEN HOME TOUR: 11 am-5 pm, take the free, self-guided tour – a citywide event that includes one West Seattle home and features several other West Seattle businesses’ projects elsewhere in the city, including WSB sponsor LD Arch Design‘s Green Lake project at 6063 4th Avenue NE (also featured here – and thanks to LD Arch’s Parie Hines for providing the list of tour links!).
CAT IN THE HAT @ BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIME: He’s the special guest for Dr. Seuss story-reading during the weekly storytime at Barnes and Noble in Westwood Village, 11 am (with, we’re told “special Cat Hats for the kids to wear!”).
‘THE MAMA-LOGUES’: 2nd and final night of this “comedy about motherhood,” while helping nonprofits including WestSide Baby, 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW). Ticket info and details in our recent preview.
MAJOR LEAGUE ULTIMATE @ SWAC: Second West Seattle home game for the pro Ultimate players of the Seattle Rainmakers, hosting the Portland Stags, 7 pm, Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) – here’s our coverage of the home opener last Saturday.
SEATTLE LUTHERAN STUDENT MUSICAL: It’s “Urinetown,” a “satirical comedy musical,” second of three performances tonight at 7:30 pm at the Menashe Gym (40th and Genesee) – official poster/flyer shared via Twitter, here.
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