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4 for your West Seattle Tuesday


(Great blue herons nesting – photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Good morning! Four highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, where you’ll find even more of what’s happening:

DIY BIKES: Bring your bike and be ready to learn how to fix it with the help of DIY Bikes! 5-7:30 pm at the West Seattle Tool Library on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct. Hear from and talk with local police; possible guest speaker from the 911 Center. All welcome – you don’t have to be involved with a Block Watch. (2300 SW Webster)

STUDENT ART SHOW AT CSIHS: 7-8 pm in the library at Chief Sealth International High School, you’re invited to come see eight exhibits by student artists:

IB Visual Art Show – INdepenDENT

How does the visual expression of ideas make a mark or ‘indent’ on those around us?

This show features mini exhibits by Seniors and Juniors in the IB Art program. The 4 solo Senior exhibits showcase a self-curated exhibition of work over the 2-year course. Four small-group exhibits highlight the work by juniors and seniors from this year. Each group is curated and presented to showcase the theme or intention of the art.

(2600 SW Thistle)

OPENING RECEPTION FOR ‘CHANGE’ PHOTO EXHIBIT BY SCOTT MX TURNER: 7 pm at Parliament Tavern – “An opening-night soiree with wine, merriment, and Charley Rowan on piano and accordion. Turner takes photos of things most people walk right past. He brings his camera wherever he goes, snapping images of objects left behind and moments quickly forgotten.” The show runs for two months, but come celebrate tonight! 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

4 for your West Seattle Monday


(From the WSB Flickr group: Vashon water taxi M/V Sally Fox passing Alki, photographed by Raul Baron)

Good morning and welcome to a new week! Four highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of your Monday:

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: New moms, this free monthly drop-in group is for you and your baby, 10:30-noon at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

FREE TAX HELP: The deadline is getting closer, and if you need help, you might qualify for the ongoing free tax-prep help offered at various locations around the area. Today’s drop-in session is 2-7 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: You’re invited to stop by for the weekly Monday work party – bring gloves and water – 3-5 pm. North end of South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

TRIANGLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE’S LAST SCHEDULED MEETING: 4:30-7 pm today, it’s the last scheduled meeting of the citizens’ advisory group that’s been working on some “quick fixes” for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry route-related problems. Here’s the agenda. All welcome to attend; meeting’s in the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall. (9140 California SW)

Looking ahead … does your business/church/organization have an Easter/Passover/spring-festival/etc. event coming up in West Seattle/White Center? (Including restaurants with special brunch/dinner plans.) We’re working on our special seasonal event page and would love to get the info on what you’re planning, ASAP – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

Highlights for your West Seattle Sunday


(Barred owl in Fauntleroy Park, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Short list compared to Saturday – here’s what we have:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Year-round, rain or shine, in the street in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE JAMBOREE: Day 2 for West Seattle Little League is scheduled for Minors on the field right now (9-10 year-olds), Majors (11-12) starting at 1:45, playing through 7:15 pm, but keep an eye on the weather. Bar-S Playfields. (64th SW/Admiral Way)

SEED SWAP: 2-3:30 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, it’s the third annual Seed Swap: “Bring as much information as you have about your seeds, such as variety, growth habit and days to maturity. Please – no hybrid seeds, old seeds or GMO seeds.” Co-hosted by Seattle Farm School. (2306 42nd SW)

GET ON STAGE/GET INVOLVED! Second monthly open-microphone event at The Skylark, presented by Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor). This month’s spotlight organization/beneficiary is Mary’s Place, which helps families experiencing homelessness (and is operating the newly opened King County shelter in White Center). Signups at 3, music at 4, all ages; more info in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SILVER LINING: “Neo-retro” music, live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW: SeaNote live at The Skylark to celebrate its album release, with the help of Portland Timbre. 7:30 pm, all ages, $5 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE via our full-calendar page!

What’s up for your West Seattle Saturday


(Rufous hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

It’s a Saturday full of fun … with many events giving you the chance to have a good time for a good cause. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WHITE CENTER 5K: Not signed up yet? You can register before the 9 am race at White Center Heights Parkdetails here. (7th SW/SW 102nd)

SEAFAIR COMMODORES BOWL-A-THON: The day’s first bowling fundraiser at West Seattle Bowl raises money for the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women and for the Commodores, one of the Seafair families. Check-in starts at 9, bowling shortly after. Info in our calendar listing. (39th SW/SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE JAMBOREE: The West Seattle Little League season begins at Bar-S Playfield with T-Ball players at 9:30 am, coach pitch at 12:30 pm, rookies at 3:45 pm. Games go through 7:15 pm. Older kids play Sunday. (64th SW/SW Admiral)

COMMUNITY GENERAL STORE SPRING CELEBRATION: 10 am-2 pm, the Community General Store invites you to “come celebrate our new pocket theater with food, story-telling, poetry, and music! We’ll have an open mic, a few select instruments, and drinks to share. Please bring your friends, family, and a dish to pass. This event is family-friendly and free for all!” (5214 Delridge Way SW)

FIRST ANNIVERSARY: Westside Bicycle is celebrating its first year 10 am-6 pm today. (3418 Harbor SW)

(added) SEATTLE-MADE POP-UP: At Sound & Fog, 10 am-3 pm.

Featuring
SilverSheep Jewelry
Irene Akio Illustrations
Radley Raven (men’s accessories)
Uphill Designs (outdoor adventure gear)

(4735 40th SW)

WEST SEATTLE CLOTHESLINE GRAND OPENING: As previewed here, you are invited to stop by the new location of West Seattle Helpline‘s “free clothing store,” and bring a donation if you can! Noon-3 pm. Free barbecue! (4401 42nd SW)

FREE KINDERMUSIK: All kids welcome, especially babies/toddlers, 12:30 pm – free weekly Kindermusik at My Three Little Birds (WSB sponsor) in south Morgan Junction. (6959 California SW)

HRC BOWLING FOR EQUALITY: Three sessions of benefit bowling at West Seattle Bowl – 3 pm, 6 pm, 9 pm – as detailed in our calendar listing, raising money for the Human Rights Campaign, with hostess Dolly Madison. (39th SW/SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK OPEN HOUSE: 3 pm-6 pm, visit the West Seattle Food Bank for a firsthand look at its new “shopping model.” Beverages and appetizers – all welcome, all ages! (35th SW/SW Morgan)

JOYAS MESTIZAS RECITAL/BENEFIT: Doors open at Hiawatha Community Center at 5 pm for silent-auction bidding, recital at 6 pm featuring “traditional folklorico dances from regions across Mexico, performed by youth ages 5-20!” More in our calendar listing. (2700 California SW)

BURGUNDY PEARL: Acoustic duo Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

DUWAMISH ROWING CLUB FUN(DRAISER): 6 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, your ticket includes chili dinner and drink, special guest speaker Bob Ernst, silent auction and drawing, special guest speaker Bob Ernst (former UW rowing coach), and DJ playing the vinyl you bring. Details in our calendar listing. Proceeds benefit youth programs presented by our area’s only rowing club. (12th SW/SW Holden)

WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB FUN(DRAISER): 7:30 pm at Slim’s Last Chance, band The Groove Surfers at 9, with proceeds benefiting WSHS athletics, band, and cheer. (5606 1st Ave. S.)

TERESA TUDURY: Comedy singer-songwriter at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm. (7904 35th SW)

MORE SATURDAY NIGHTLIFE … see the listings on our complete-calendar page!

West Seattle Friday: Dinners and dancing; politics and Pow-Wow; meet the Lions; and more!


(Pileated woodpecker, photographed in Fauntleroy Park this week by Mark Wangerin)

Highlights for your Friday!

COUNCILMEMBER LISA HERBOLD’S OFFICE HOURS: Got something to bring up with your City Councilmember? Lisa Herbold has in-district office hours noon-7 pm today at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

FRIDAY FISH FRY: 6-8 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center, you’re invited for dinner – fish, fries, and slaw, with a portion of the proceeds donated to CRS Operation Rice Bowldetails here; all welcome. (35th SW/SW Myrtle)

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND ART SHOW: Hope Lutheran School is raising money for a student trip to Washington, D.C., with a “free-will offering” spaghetti dinner and art show tonight, 5-8 pm. Details here. (42nd SW/SW Oregon)

COMMUNITY POW-WOW: 6-10 pm at Highland Park Elementary, all welcome for dancing, food, drumming, arts and crafts, and more – details here. (1012 SW Trenton)

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Ages 3-11 welcome, at >West Seattle High School, Junior ASB fundraiser; details here including how to RSVP. (3000 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE LIONS CLUB OPEN HOUSE: Stop by the Senior Center/Sisson Building 5:30-8:30 pm to find out more about the Lions Club of West Seattle while enjoying free hot dogs, popcorn, and beverages. (4217 SW Oregon)

MADISON SWING DANCE AND AUCTION: The Madison Middle School music program’s benefit event is tonight, 6-9 pm in the Madison Commons, featuring the West Seattle Big Band as well as Madison student groups, swing-dance lessons, more. Details/ticket info here. (45th/Spokane)

‘WOMEN IN THE OPEN WATER’: Panel discussion with Northwest swimmers, 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details here. (5612 California SW)

THE ROLLING BLACKOUTS: Best band name on today’s calendar. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

THREE BANDS: Triple bill at The Skylark, 9 pm. $7 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

MORE … on our complete calendar!

One-day Seattle Public Library systemwide closure next Wednesday

For your planning purposes – we just heard about this, announced on the Seattle Public Library home page:

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at Central Library will be closed Wednesday, March 29 for a staff in-service day. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, March 30.

If you need to go to a library that day, the King County Library System‘s White Center branch isn’t far – 1409 SW 107th.

Ways to help, have fun, learn, more for your West Seattle Thursday


(Wednesday sunset from Cormorant Cove Park, photographed by Mike Jensen)

What’s ahead for the rest of your Thursday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TINKERLAB DROP-IN: Work on a fun STEM-based craft at High Point Library after school, 4-5:30 pm. Free. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE WORK PARTY: 5:30 to dusk tonight is the first of two work parties to help West Seattle Little League recover from damage done by vandals last weekend, as the teams look ahead to the start of play. Here’s the update from WSLL:

Work parties will be Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th from 5:30 to dusk.

Work to be done:

• rebuilding pitching mound on south field – 1 volunteer needed
• filling trenches in infields (rain runoff has created trenches in both infields)
• sweeping loose material from outfield lips back into the skins
• top dressing edges of infield skins along edges of infield grasses
• resurfacing pitching mound areas in front of rubbers
• pressure washing north field bleachers and dugouts
• cleaning bulk material from hillside on north field parking area
• edging / weeding parking lot
• filling potholes on gravel road
• cleaning out bollard holes for easy locking of bollards
• painting of wooden bleachers
• hang new hooks in storage shed (hooks to be used for hanging of tools/ organization
• removing grass from under south field bleachers / spread rock under bleachers to match North Field bleachers
• installing fence cap on south field 1st base line close to scoreboard
• cleanup of bulk area
• weed eating fence lines – bring a weed eater if possible
• check scoreboard / microphone/ make sure all tech is working properly
• cleaning tools and machines
• cleaning doors / walls in bathrooms
• prep for painting of doors (and painting doors if possible)
• addressing graffiti in men’s room that is still visible
• general cleaning and prep of shack for opening day!

Please consider bringing work gloves and tools to help!

This is happening at Bar-S Playfields. (6425 SW Admiral Way)

WEST SEATTLE MONTESSORI OPEN HOUSE: 6 pm to 7:30 pm, you’re invited to an open house at West Seattle Montessori & Academy (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle Montessori School & Academy Open House gives parents and prospective families a chance to meet our staff, teachers and tour the facilities. You’ll be able to view samples of student work and pick up application materials. Our teachers and staff are available during and after the Open House to answer questions.

(11215 15th SW)

NICK LICATA @ WEST SEATTLE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: 6 pm at West Seattle Golf Course, WS Democratic Women are hosting former City Councilmember Nick Licata, who’ll talk about his book. Check to see if there’s still room. (4600 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center. Tonight’s WSTC agenda includes open board positions and an SDOT guest to talk about Delridge RapidRide H Line. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SERA CAHOONE: Live, free, all-ages in-store performance at Easy Street Records in The Junction, 7 pm. (California/Alaska)

MORE NIGHTLIFE … check it out on our complete calendar!

Morning to night, what’s up for your West Seattle Tuesday


(Northern Flicker woodpecker, photographed in Fauntleroy Park by Mark Wangerin)

Busy day and night ahead!

WHITE CENTER SHELTER JOB FAIR: The new family shelter in the old King County Public Health building in White Center opens today. Mary’s Place, which is operating it, is first having a job fair, 10 am-11:30 am – more info here. (8th SW/SW 108th)

CANNABIS EDUCATION FOR SENIORS: 1-2 pm at the Senior Center. (4217 SW Oregon)

DIY BIKES: You bring the bike, and a willingness to learn how to fix and maintain it! 5-7:30 pm at the West Seattle Tool Library. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE – HELP REVIEW PROJECTS! 5:30-7:30 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, it’s the third of four meetings – previous attendance NOT required – to take a look at park/street projects proposed by your West Seattle/South Park neighbors, and see which ones could be put up for a community vote in June. Backstory here. (12th SW/SW Holden)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND FOOD FEST: 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, it’s the annual membership meeting for the Fauntleroy Community Association, dubbed “Food Fest” because local eateries provide bites for attendees. Free but FCA hopes you will renew/launch your $25/year membership while there. (9131 California SW)

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: 6:30 pm meeting at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, with topics from upzoning to parking, and more, as previewed here. (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct – this is your monthly chance to bring neighborhood crime/safety concerns/questions directly to local police, face to face, and to hear their updates on local crime trends. (2300 SW Webster)

GLOBAL READING CHALLENGE: Good luck to the Literature Lions of Genesee Hill Elementary School, the only West Seattle team in the finals of the Seattle Public Library Global Reading Challenge, as previewed here – 7 pm in the auditorium at the Central Library downtown – spectators welcome! (1000 4th Ave.)

PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS: Parenting lecture at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Brockey Center, 7 pm, with Dr. Laura Markham – details and ticket info in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

UNPLUGGED – A MUSICAL GATHERING: Open-microphone event for acoustic musicians at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

THE PISTOL SISTERS: Live music at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+ (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE AS ALWAYS … just check out our complete-calendar page!

West Seattle Monday: Ways to start spring


(The Olympics’ snowy peaks turned pink from spring’s first sunrise – photo by James Bratsanos)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox, what’s ahead for the first day and night of spring 2017:

DELRIDGE RAPIDRIDE CONVERSATIONS: 11 am-1 pm, SDOT reps are scheduled to be out at unspecified “bus stops along Delridge” to talk with riders about the plan to turn Route 120 into the RapidRide H Line. Go here for more on the questions they’re asking, and how to comment even if you don’t find yourself at a bus-stop meetup.

CROSSTOWN RIVALRY SOFTBALL: 4 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, West Seattle HS and Chief Sealth IHS play each other in softball. (2801 SW Thistle)

FAMILY STORY TIME: Bring kids of all ages to High Point Library 6:30-7 pm for tonight’s free and fun family story time. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

SPRING-EQUINOX SUNSET WATCH WITH ALICE: 6:45 pm-7:15 pm, be at Solstice Park (uphill from the tennis courts) to watch the first sunset of spring with NASA Solar System Ambassador (aka volunteer astronomy educator) Alice Enevoldsen. Learn about the seasons, the planets, and what the equinox really is, and means. Informal, fun, free. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

ILLUMINATED SCULPTURE: The West Seattle Junction Association says tonight’s the first night you’ll see the Junction Plaza Park sculpture Transposededicated four months ago – illuminated. (42nd SW/SW Alaska)

TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … please go to our complete-calendar page!

West Seattle Sunday: From community to cookies to conducting, and more…


(Ruby-crowned kinglet, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)

Good morning! Here’s what’s happening on your so-far-sunny Sunday:

LAST DAY FOR GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: This is it – multiple West Seattle locations and times. Find them via the online lookup.

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP: You’re welcome to the South Delridge Community Group‘s monthly meeting, 10 am at 3.14 Bakery in White Center. (9602 16th SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and Sw Alaska)

OPEN HOUSE WITH FREE CLASSES: 10 am-2 pm, Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy welcomes you to an open house, with three free classes, in its new Admiral location, a very short distance north of its old one. Details in our calendar listing. (2701 California SW)

SOCCER FUN(DRAISER): 1-3 pm at Delridge Community Center Park/Playground, by the skatepark, you’ll find this fun(draising) event with a 3v3 tournament, a juggling challenge, a chip challenge, and a dribbling competition – explained in our original story. (Delridge Way SW/Genesee)

JAMTIME: Live music with your beverage(s) at C & P Coffee Company, 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)

VOTER-REGISTRATION TRAINING: 1:30 pm at Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor), the Outreach Committee of the 34th District Democrats is conducting a free voter-registration-training workshop. All welcome. (10015 28th SW)

MATCHDAY SHUTTLE: Check to see if there’s room on the special shuttle headed to today’s Sounders FC home opener from The Westy Sports and Spirits (WSB sponsor) – info here, including future dates. P.S. The match itself is vs. the NY Red Bulls at 4 pm. (7908 35th SW)

WSCO @ SOUTHWEST STORIES: 2 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library, music and stories about how the West Seattle Community Orchestras have grown over the past 15 years! Here’s a video invitation with WSCO founder Toni Reineke:

SW Stories is free, presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Seattle Public Library. (2306 42nd SW)

ALL-AGES LIVE MUSIC: Mia Day, Bug, and Lettie Mars, 6-9 pm at The Skylark. $5 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD … on our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Saturday: Giving, touring, sipping, cheering, listening, watching…


(Bushtit, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Lots to do from morning until night … starting with some giving opportunities:

SCOUTING FOR FOOD: Local Scouts are collecting food in a variety of ways – these are the troops we’ve heard from:
Cub Scout Pack 799 in Arbor Heights will visit homes where they left doorhangers last weekend, to pick up donations.
Cub Scout Pack 284, based at Our Lady of Guadalupe, will also be picking up in their doorhanger zone – details here.
Cub Scout Pack 793 is picking up too – North Admiral area – details here.
Cub Scout Pack 282 will be at West Seattle Thriftway (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan; WSB sponsor) 10 am-2 pm to accept food donations.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES, FINAL WEEKEND: Today and tomorrow at multiple West Seattle locations, it’s your last chance to buy this year’s cookies from local troops! Find them via the online lookup.

SHELTER WORK PARTY: 10 am-2 pm, volunteers are invited to help Mary’s Place finish getting the new White Center Family Shelter ready for its first guests – it opens next Tuesday. (10821 8th SW)

FAUNTLEROY BOULEVARD PROJECT WALK-AND-TALK TOUR: 10:30 am, meet outside LA Fitness for the second of two walking tours with SDOT, to find out, and ask questions, about the Fauntleroy Boulevard project. Here’s our coverage of the first tour back on Thursday. You’ll walk eastward along Fauntleroy Way, ending at West Seattle Brewing. (Starting point: 3900 SW Alaska)

FREE KINDERMUSIK: 12:30 pm at My Three Little Birds (WSB sponsor). Ideal for babies and toddlers, but all kids welcome. (6959 California SW)

VISCON CELLARS’ SPRING WINE RELEASE: Come try and buy the newly released 2013 vintage of two wines that Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) have been consistently winning awards for – 2013 Unforeseen – Cabernet Franc and 2013 Long Road Red – Cabernet Sauvignon.

Viscon Cellars is open 2 pm-7 pm today. (5910 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE HS BASEBALL TEAM PLAYS @ SAFECO FIELD: Free baseball at Safeco Field, with West Seattle HS in the High School Baseball Classic again this year! 4 pm, vs. Auburn Mountainview HS. Just show up! (1250 1st Avenue S.)

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 5-8 pm at Virago Gallery in The Junction, reception for “S/HEROES: SIDE B” by Jordan Christianson, running through March 31st, also featuring West Seattle artist Mariel Andrade. (4306 SW Alaska)

DINNER, AUCTION, FUN WITH CONCORD PTA: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, show your support for the Concord International School PTA and the students they’re fighting for, by enjoying dinner and an auction – ticket info here. (12th SW/SW Holden)

ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm.

GIRLS JAZZ BAND: Free concert – first of its kind! – presented by the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra as the culmination of two months of working together, 7:30 pm at Madison Middle School. (45th SW/SW Spokane)

THE DEBUTONES: Northwest musicians with an eclectic repertoire, performing at 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: In concert with “Music for the Soul” at Holy Rosary, 8 pm. Details and ticket info in our calendar listing. (42nd SW/SW Genesee)

AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: Little Edie, 9 pm-midnight. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

AT WHISKY WEST: Tonight at 9 pm, Rachelle DeBelle & The Jamfest Miracles with special performance by Linden Wood. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)

West Seattle Friday: St. Patrick’s Day, etc.

The mysterious green stripe on 41st SW, north of Admiral Way, has been refreshed for St. Patrick’s Day 2017. (Thanks to Trish for the tip!) Our calendar preview for today/tonight includes a few opportunities for the wearing of the green:

SEATTLE POLICE PIPES AND DRUMS: Their citywide St. Patrick’s Day tour includes a 5:15 pm stop at Providence Mount St. Vincent. (4831 35th SW)

MOVIE NIGHT AT HPIC: At Highland Park Improvement Club tonight:

Doors open at 6:00 pm with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy, and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all-ages event. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors.

Double Feature! Short movie hint: Space-age fun with George and Jane and Judy and Elroy and don’t forget Astro! Feature movie hint: 2005 G (1 hr 25 minutes). In this British stop-motion animated comedy, a man and his loyal dog set out to discover the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

(12th SW/SW Holden)

BOBCAT BOB: Guitarist/song stylist, longtime local favorite, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

SWINDLER ST. PATRICK’S DAY THROWDOWN: Funk/groove fusion, 9 pm @ Parliament Tavern. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

AUTHOR UNKNOWN: Live music at Alki Beach Pub, 9:30 am-1:30 pm. (2722 Alki SW)

West Seattle Thursday: ‘Fauntleroy Boulevard’ walk, Design Review for 2715 California SW, WS Timebank, and more


(Photo by Leda Costa)

The promise of that rainbow last night really came true today – it’s sunny! Here’s what’s ahead for the rest of your Thursday:

FIRST FAUNTLEROY BOULEVARD WALK-AND-TALK: Noon-1:30 pm, join the SDOT project team for Fauntleroy Boulevard on the first of two walking tours, starting outside LA Fitness. (3900 SW Alaska)

AFTERNOON DANCE TIME: At the Senior Center of West Seattle with Lauren Petrie, 2-4 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (4217 SW Oregon)

LAUNCH PARTY AT ORIGINS: 3-8 pm at Origins Cannabis (WSB sponsor), launch party for House of Cultivar Product. Food from Jones Barbecue, music, and swag merchandise for the first 200 customers. 21+ (4800 40th SW)

BUSINESS RESOURCES OPEN HOUSE: Starting or growing your business? 4-6 pm at Delridge Library, come find out about resources available to help. Details here. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: New location for tonight’s WS Timebank meeting – Neighborhood House’s High Point Center! The evening begins with orientation for new members at 6 pm, potluck at 6:30 pm, and then at 7 pm, guest speaker Chris Langeler from the West Seattle Helpline. Full details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

DESIGN REVIEW FOR 2715 CALIFORNIA SW: As previewed here, 6:30 tonight is when the Southwest Design Review Board gets its first look at this 4-story mixed-use building proposed for the Admiral District, with 48 apartments over ~46 parking spaces. The meeting’s upstairs at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC, with the agenda including discussion of a noise survey, SDOT’s 2016-2024 paving plan, a grant application for safe crossing at 57th/Admiral, more. (6115 SW Hinds)

BELLYDANCING SHOWCASE: The monthly Alauda showcase is tonight at The Skylark, 7:30 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

MORE, AS ALWAYS … on our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Wednesday: Giving, listening, discussing, writing, touring, more…


(Brant flying along Alki – photo by Mark Wangerin)

Here’s what’s up for the rest of your Wednesday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER FOR NEW LEAF BISTRO FAMILY: Since we first reported late Monday night on what was at the time two restaurants’ plan to donate 10 percent of proceeds today to the suddenly bereaved family that owns New Leaf Bistro in Admiral, the list of participants has grown to six:

*Peel & Press (WSB sponsor)
*The Westy Sports & Spirits (WSB sponsor)
*Circa
*Mission Cantina
*Baked
*Itto’s Tapas

Full details are in the original story, which we’ve continued to update. If we hear from anyone else participating today, we’ll add to the list here. (Here’s our report from a week and a half ago about the reason the community is helping the family.)

Also happening today/tonight:

TOUR AND MEETUP: Two events at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), our area’s only coworking center: 11 am-11:30 am tour, noon-1:15 pm biz meetup. (6040 California SW)

BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am-noon, free and fun for you and your up-to-year-old baby at the High Point Library. (2306 42nd SW)

POLITICAL POSTCARDS: At Ounces in North Delridge, you’re invited to fill out postcards 4-10 pm. as part of the event dubbed “Ides of Trump.” (3809 Delridge Way SW)

TELEPHONE TOWN HALL WITH LEGISLATORS: As previewed here last week, your state legislators are calling 6-7 pm – but if you don’t get the call, you can call in (or click in) to be part of their “telephone town hall.”

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: Tonight’s big topic is the suddenly-at-full-speed planning of the Delridge RapidRide (converting Route 120 into the H Line in 2020) – come hear from, and bring your questions for, SDOT. 6:30 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club. (12th SW/SW Holden)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: “The Ides of March: Resistance and Immigration,” 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). With Donna Miscolta and Shankar Narayan; Favorite Poem by ACLU of Washington. Full details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

NIGHTLIFE X FIVE: 5 West Seattle listings for music, karaoke, open mic, trivia tonight – all on our complete calendar!

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday on the move

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:33 AM: No incidents in our area but slow going around the region this morning, and rainy yet again.

8:16 AM: Crash reported on NB 99 in the stadium zone. SFD has been sent; SPD is on the way.

8:23 AM: Crash at 35th/Avalon. Thanks for the tip; SFD is being dispatched now. Tipster says two vehicles are involved.

8:39 AM: SDOT has found the NB 99 crash on the Lander camera (featured above). Blocking the right lane, they report.

8:55 AM: Now moved to the shoulder and no longer blocking, says SDOT. Meantime, the 35th/Avalon situation has moved to the Taco Time parking lot, so far as we can tell from the scanner.

West Seattle Tuesday: DIY Bikes, self-defense, Admiral Neighborhood Association, more…


(Photo by Chris Frankovich)

Highlights for the rest of your Tuesday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

JOB SEARCH SUPPORT: 2-4 pm, weekly help at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

FREE SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP: 3:30 pm-6 pm at Chief Sealth International High School – details here. (2600 SW Thistle)

HIGH-SCHOOL SPORTS: Home openers today for Chief Sealth IHS softball (vs. Vashon Island, 4 pm, at SW Athletic Complex), West Seattle HS baseball (vs. Thomas Jefferson, 4 pm, at Hiawatha), CSIHS soccer (vs. Bishop Blanchet, 4 pm, at SW Athletic Complex) and WSHS soccer (vs. Seattle Prep, 4 pm, at Walt Hundley Playfield).

DIY BIKES: You bring the bike and willingness to learn about repairs, DIY Bikes provides space and materials, 5-7:30 pm every Tuesday in March at West Seattle Tool Library. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: UPDATE: ANA says the guest speaker from SPD has canceled. Meeting’s still on. As previewed here last weekend, the Southwest Precinct Community Police Team is in the spotlight at tonight’s ANA meeting. Bring your neighborhood safety/crime questions/concerns. 7 pm, The Sanctuary at Admiral. (42nd SW/SW Lander)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm is this month’s board meeting at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Public welcome as always but next week is the really big event – the annual membership meeting/food fest on March 21st. (9131 California SW)

OF COURSE THERE’S MORE … on the complete calendar.

West Seattle Monday: Cookies, clothes, ferries, and more…


(Photo by Trileigh Tucker)

What’s ahead for today/tonight in West Seattle, as a new week begins:

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES CONTINUE: Today is the start of the last week of this year’s Girl Scout Cookie sales – go here to find out who’s selling, where, and when.

POP-UP CLOTHESLINE: As previewed here last night, the High Point Library is hosting the West Seattle Helpline with a pop-up edition of the Clothesline clothing bank, 4-6 pm. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

TRIANGLE TASK FORCE: 4:30 pm at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall, it’s the second-to-last scheduled meeting of the citizens’ advisory group put together to come up with “quick wins” to help improve the “Triangle Route” – Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth. Public welcome; here’s the agenda. (9140 California SW)

GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY PTA MEETING: As previewed here on Sunday, tonight’s Gatewood PTA meeting, 6:30-8 pm, will include a look at sketches for improvements to the school’s playfield. Community welcome. (4320 SW Myrtle)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. Free & fun! (35th SW/SW Raymond)

ALL-AGES QUIZ NIGHT: 7:30 pm at The Skylark – all ages are welcome for Monday Quiz Night. Prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LOOK AHEAD TO THE REST OF THE WEEK … and beyond, via our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Sunday: Music, food, tea, parties, and cleats!


(Rufous hummingbirds are returning to West Seattle! Photo by Mark Wangerin)

First thing – Daylight Saving Time arrived at 2 am, so check to be sure all your clock-equipped devices sprang forward an hour. Now, here’s some of what you’ll want to be on time for:

SECOND GEAR SPORTS CLEAT EXCHANGE: 9 am-noon, Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) is open early for youth baseball/softball players and families to come in and get cleats, as explained here. (6529 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm year-round. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

WHILE YOU’RE THERE … stop by Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) for a tasting: “We’ll be sampling Jacobsen Salt Co. treats from 11 am–3 pm. Try salts and candies and catch the buzz about their new Bee Local Smoked Honey Sauce, West Coast Wildflower Honey, and Honey Water.” (4540 California SW)

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AND LUNCH: 11:30 am-1 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), as previewed here, you’re invited to lunch and craftmaking in the Fellowship Hall. (3940 41st SW)

GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY GARDEN PARTY: 1-4 pm work party to build and install raised garden beds at Gatewood Elementary as part of its ongoing project. (4320 SW Myrtle)

WESTSIDE BABY COMMUNITEA: The organization that helps thousands of children each year has its annual gala tea fundraiser 2-4:30 pm at the Hilton Seattle Airport Conference Center. (17620 International Blvd.)

LIVE FOLK MUSIC: Lucas Biespiel and Benny Gilbert, 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), folk singers-songwriters. (5612 California SW)

FREE CLASSICAL CONCERT: Ladies’ Musical Club presents French and British Duets of the Late Romantic Period, 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. See the program here.

‘PUNK WITH A SIDE OF GARAGE ROCK’: Three bands at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. $6 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

Morning to night, what’s happening on your West Seattle Saturday


(Alki Statue of Liberty, photographed Friday evening by Greg Snyder)

Happy Saturday! First, a transit note:

METRO SERVICE CHANGE: This starts today. Here’s our story from earlier this month about what’s scheduled to change in West Seattle.

Now, highlights for today and tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

CUB SCOUTS GOING DOOR TO DOOR: Arbor Heights Cub Scout Pack 799 is going around with doorhangers today, explaining that they will return next Saturday (March 18th) to pick up food donations.

WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN GARAGE SALE: Second and final day of the big garage sale at West Side Presbyterian Church, 9 am-2 pm. Bake sale too! (3601 California SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP CLEANUP: Just one hour can make a big difference. Join the South Delridge Community Group 10 am-11 am for their monthly community cleanup. (Alley between 16th and 17th, Henderson to Barton)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASEBALL: Noon at Southwest Athletic Complex, the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks – who won their home opener on Friday – play Eisenhower. (2801 SW Thistle)

FREE SATURDAY AFTERNOON KINDERMUSIK: Bring your kid(s) to My Three Little Birds (WSB sponsor) for the return of free Saturday afternoon Kindermusik, 12:30 pm. (6959 California SW)

LOCAL BANDS IN ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: As previewed here earlier this week, the marching bands from West Seattle HS, Chief Sealth IHS, and Denny International Middle School are listed among the participants in today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown. (NB on 4th Ave. from James)

WELCOME ROAD WINERY: Tasting room for Welcome Road Winery (WSB sponsor) is open 1-7 pm on Saturdays. (3804 California SW)

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room for Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is open 2-7 pm on Saturdays. (5910 California SW)

PRINCESS BALL: 3:30-5:30 pm at the VFW Hall in The Triangle – details including ticket info here. (3601 SW Alaska)

LIONS CLUB ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER: 5:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, the West Seattle Lions Club‘s annual dinner/karaoke event. More info here – call to RSVP if you can! (4217 SW Oregon)

THE SLAGS WITH EEK-A-MARK & FRIENDS: 8 pm at Poggie Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4717 California SW)

THREE BANDS: Pilot to Bombardier, The Problem, Ben Mohr in a night of rock at Parliament Tavern. 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

And remember to spring forward …

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS: 2 am Sunday, it will suddenly be 3 am Sunday.

West Seattle Friday: Giant garage sale; free symphony concert; Art Lounge; more!

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of your Friday – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN GARAGE SALE: Day 1 of the big annual sale is on until 5 pm. Bake sale too! (3601 California SW)

ART IN SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: Day 2 of the symposium at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center runs noon-5 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

ART LOUNGE + PAINTING CLASS: As long as you’re at least 21, you’re welcome tonight, starting at 7 pm, at Highland Park Improvement Club for the next edition of the new Art Lounge – bring your project(s) and work on them. Optionally – you can sign up (there’s a fee) for the Bottles and Brushes class also happening tonight. Details here. (12th SW/SW Holden)

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

FREE SYMPHONY CONCERT: West Seattle Community OrchestrasSymphony Orchestra performs tonight at 7:30 pm, Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, featuring violin soloist Dr. Quinton Morris:

Here’s our preview (with a bit of video) from earlier this week. Admission free – donations accepted! (2600 SW Thistle)

NOT DEAD YET: The popular West Seattle band plays tonight at Whisky West in Morgan Junction, 9 pm. (6451 California SW)

BAKELITE 78: Live music with an “eclectic mix,” playing at Parliament Tavern in Admiral starting at 9 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

Art Walk and more for your West Seattle Thursday


(Great Blue Heron at Alki during Tuesday’s sunset, photographed by David Hutchinson)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

‘ACTIVE DADS’ PLAYGROUP’: Free playgroup on Thursday morning geared toward dads, babies, and kids, 10 am-noon, at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. All welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SPEED NETWORKING WITH THE CHAMBER: 11:30 am West Seattle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting at The Kenney is devoted to “Speed Networking” with other local businesspeople. Check ASAP to see if there’s still room. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

ART IN SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: 1-4 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, first day of a two-day symposium – details here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

HELP DECIDE WHICH STREET/PARK PROPOSALS GET VOTED ON: The next phase in the Your Voice, Your Choice process, which has included 211 proposals for improving streets/parks in West Seattle, involves joining the “development team” to figure out which ones should go out to a vote – and if you choose to do that, there’s a 5:30 pm meeting at Southwest Library tonight – details and links in our most-recent story.

MARCH ART WALK: 6-9 pm tonight at venues around West Seattle. Here’s the venue list/map for this quarter:

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During WSAW, stop by Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) and see the work of painter Lindsay Peyton … Stop by VAIN (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, where photographer Colton Jacobs and his work will be featured at a cocktail reception, 6-9 pm … At Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), the “featured artist is Amy Douglas, whose multi-layered, hand-pulled screen prints commemorate several iconic buildings from Seattle’s past.” … John L. Scott (4445 California SW) is “showcasing the iconic photographs of local legend Karen Mason-Blair, and featuring live music by Ayron Jones. 6-9 pm” … (added 1:36 pm) And here’s the megapreview from the official WS Art Walk website!

THINKING OF STARTING A BUSINESS? Free seminar at Delridge Library, 6-8 pm – details here. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

SHELBY EARL: The singer described as having “the most heartbreakingly beautiful voice in Seattle” is live in-store at Easy Street Records tonight at 7 pm. Free. (California SW/SW Alaska)

‘MILK LIKE SUGAR’: 7:30 pm curtain tonight at ArtsWest Playhouse in The Junction. (4711 California SW)

THE DEEP CUTS WITH DJ KINGBLIND: Starting at 8 pm Thursdays at Maharajah Cuisine of India in The Junction. (4542 California SW)

From the calendar, for the rest of your West Seattle Wednesday


(Tuesday evening photo by Don Brubeck)

Six events for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORKING MEETUP: 10 am-11 am at Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor), free meetup hosted by West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) co-proprietor Christine. (9261 45th SW)

LOCAL BIZ MEETUP: Then at noon at WS Office Junction, any and all local businesspeople are invited to the weekly meetup at West Seattle’s only coworking center. (6040 California SW)

‘DAY WITHOUT WOMEN’: So far, we have heard of only one West Seattle event – staffers from Genesee Hill Elementary School planning to rally across the street after school gets out. (If you are involved with, or know of, anything else, please let us know – 206-293-6302 text or voice, editor@westseattleblog.com e-mail. Thank you!)

STUDENT FUNDRAISER: 6-8 pm at Marination Ma Kai, part of the proceeds go to the Junior ASB at West Seattle High School. (1660 Harbor SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Our area’s largest political organization meets at 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. See the agenda on the 34th Dems’ website. (9131 California SW)

THE BILLY JOE SHOW: Live music at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

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