(Hummingbird photographed on Thanksgiving by Jamie Kinney; click image for larger view)
Perhaps appropriately for the holiday-shopping occasion known as “Cyber Monday,” some of what’s on our list today is online-only. But not all. First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOWS: We covered all three of these West Seattle favorites in the past few nights. All continue tonight:
-Menashe Family Lights (5605 Beach Drive SW) – WSB coverage here
-West Seattle Lights (3908 SW Charlestown) – WSB coverage here
-West Seattle Yuletide (38th SW north of Genesee) – WSB coverage here
And from the regular year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar plus our ongoing news coverage:
DENNY ONLINE AUCTION BEGINS: The Denny International Middle School PTSA is trying a new way of fundraising, with online bidding for dozens of items donated by local businesses. We previewed it one week ago; the auction is now under way – go here to start browsing, bidding, and even instant-buying.
PUBLIC-SAFETY SURVEY ENDS: Seattle University researchers working with SPD really want to know what you think about crime and safety issues and about local police. We’ve mentioned the online survey many times since it launched in mid-October and today’s the last day – if you can set aside a little time, it will make a big difference. Find it here.
FAMILY STORY TIME: Ever been? Your next chance is tonight, 6:30 pm, at High Point Library. (35th SW & SW Raymond)
(Friday photo of Mt. Rainier & Duwamish River, from the “low bridge,” by Don Brubeck)
NATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR: Too busy on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday to get to this? Good news – it’s continuing today too. 10 am-4 pm, see what the participating Native artists and craftspeople are showing and selling at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse. Food and drink available for purchase too. Special extra – Chief Sealth International High School students are selling the student-program-benefiting West Seattle Wildlife Calendar featuring frequent WSB contributor Mark Wangerin‘s photos. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
NEW FOOD TRUCK AT WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: The market’s happening today and every Sunday, 10 am-2 pm year-round. New today – Asian-food truck Hungry Me joins the lineup. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)
WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: Pickup game at 10 today, at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point. (34th SW & SW Myrtle)
THUNDER ROAD GUITARS’ ANNIVERSARY SALE: While you’re in The Junction, shop the final day of the Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) anniversary sale. 15% off all guitars and amplifiers in stock, free shipping in the US, beginner acoustic guitars starting at $199, 15% off all new pedals. Store hours 11 am-4 pm today. (4736 California SW)
CLICK! POP-UP: The JOIN collective pop-up continues at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) – six independent design studios from the Northwest and beyond. Store hours 11 am-5 pm today. (4540 California SW)
CLIMATE ACTION ENCOURAGEMENT RALLY: Noon at Walk All Ways, you are invited to join the “encouragement” rally in support of climate action. More info in our listing. (California/Alaska)
SEE SANTA! Two places today – see the full season’s list in the Holiday Guide.
LIGHTS LAUNCH: Tonight the Menashe family’s famous display starts its season; we stopped by while they were working on it Wednesday. (5605 Beach Drive SW)
(Gulls on Alki Bathhouse roof – photo courtesy anonymous first-time contributor)
We’ll be publishing the list in two sections all season, so first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
HOLIDAY GREENS – LAST DAY TO ORDER: Today’s the deadline to place your order for holiday greens benefiting Seattle Lutheran High School. They’ll be available for pickup Saturday, December 5, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, in the SLHS Gymnasium at 4100 SW Genesee.
And from our regular year-round calendar:
FIRST ‘KING TIDE’: As previewed here last night, 2:40 pm brings a high tide, and north wind is forecast, so it *might* get a bit wild along the Alki Beach promenade.
LORENA GONZALEZ SWEARING-IN: 5 pm at City Hall, swearing-in ceremony for West Seattle resident Lorena González, who makes history as the first Latina/Latino member of the Seattle City Council. If you can’t be there, you can watch live via Seattle Channel – online or cable 21. (600 4th Ave.)
TRIVIA: Parliament Tavern‘s the place to find it tonight, 8 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Again today, two sections of what’s up – first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, starting with a spotlight event:
DONATE TURKEY(S): The White Center Food Bank, which also serves southern West Seattle, still needs turkeys for pre-Thanksgiving distribution. They’ll have a special collection point in WS this morning, outside Fauntleroy UCC, 10 am-noon, so you can drop one (or more!) off. (9140 California SW)
FAIR TRADE SALE: Benefit bazaar/sale, in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center, 9:30 am-1 pm. Student bake sale to benefit WestSide Baby, too. Free Fair Trade coffee and chocolate while you shop! Full details here. (35th/Myrtle)
JF HENRY’S HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Second and final day at JF Henry in The Junction, 10 am-5 pm. The famous train, treats, more. (4445 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET PRE-THANKSGIVING: 10 am-2 pm, it’s the pre-Thanksgiving edition, and market managers have a few suggestions: “Greenbow Farm will have a limited number of turkeys – or people can reserve one online here … Brady’s Oysters will also be on site, offering fresh and local oysters. … Bloom Creek Cranberries will have delicious cranberries from Olympia at $5/lb. … Cider, hard cider, brandy, and beer from Rockridge Orchards … Also available are local salmon fillets, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, artisan breads and rolls, wild mushrooms, quince, medlars and quince!” (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
And from our regular year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: 10 am at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point. And check out the Thanksgiving section of our Holiday Guide – they’re among your options for pre-turkey exercise! (34th/Myrtle)
RESONANT ROGUES: 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), the Resonant Rogues bring their “core sound of vocal harmonies, accordion, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and banjo” to West Seattle. (5612 California SW)
(Female pileated woodpecker looking very holiday-ish – photo by Mark Wangerin)
Busy Saturday! Two sections for our list today – first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
ALKI COURT HOLIDAY BAZAAR: At Alki Masonic Center, 9 am-4 pm.
Santa Pictures 11-3, Kettle Corn, 2 floors of vendors, Caricature Artist, bake sale, food concession, crafts, unique Seahawk items, apparel … Sponsored by Alki Court 21 Order of the Amaranth. (40th/Edmunds)
TIBBETTS HOLIDAY BAZAAR: At Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor). “Please join us in our Fellowship Hall from 10 am to 2 pm for our annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful selection of hand-sewn items, crafts, stocking stuffers, baked goods & jewelry available for purchase. Choose the perfect gifts for the special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members.” (3940 41st SW)
JUNCTION TRUE VALUE OPEN HOUSE: Including a food drive and Santa photos! Holiday Open House at Junction True Value (WSB sponsor), 10 am-2 pm. “Homemade cookies; hot apple cider; free popcorn; free gifts; and spin-to-win prizes. Enter drawings for a Weber gas grill and a boys’ bike and girls’ bike.” Bring nonperishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank! New this year – 11-2, a visit from Santa . (4747 44th SW)
‘GREAT BIG BAZAAR’ & LUNCH: First day of the 3rd annual Great Big Bazaar at Peace Lutheran Church, 10 am-4 pm Saturday, macaroni & cheese/soup lunch served today only, 11 am-1 pm. More info here. (39th/Thistle)
JF HENRY’S OPEN HOUSE: Holiday Open House Weekend at JF Henry. 10-6 today for the first day. The famous train, treats, more. (4445 California SW)
NW ART & FRAME OPEN HOUSE: Holiday Open House at Northwest Art & Frame in The Junction. Live artist demos, product demos, treats, more – full details here. 10 am-5:30 pm. (4733 California SW)
FOOD DRIVE, RAFFLES AT BEER CHURCH TURKEY BOWL: Beer Church‘s 17th annual Turkey Bowl, 5:30 pm at West Seattle Bowl. Lanes are sold out, but you’re invited to come by and bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank, buy raffle tickets, drink beer, have a good time. Check here to see if lanes are still available. (39th/Oregon)
Also happening today, from our year-round calendar and inbox:
EAST AFRICAN FAMILY MEETING: 10 am-4 pm at Denny International Middle School, all local East African families are invited to learn about local schools and other resources; details here. (2601 SW Kenyon)
STUDENT BOOK DRIVE FOR NEPAL: Noon-2 pm today by the Chase drive-through in The Junction, Madison Middle School 8th grader Sharli will be collecting books for kids K-8 to create a library at a school in Nepal, as her community-service project. Her aunt is taking the books to Nepal in a week. Sharli says, “Picture books, science and math are great. And simple chapter books.” (44th/Edmunds)
THE AMPLIFY PROJECT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY: 6 pm at The Junction Church, four bands, all ages, benefit for families in need and celebration of this music startup’s first year; details here. (4157 California SW)
‘THE PURSUIT OF HARMONY’ CONCERT & DISCUSSION: 7:30 pm at Kol HaNeshamah, “Jewish-American songwriter/producer Michael Hunter Ochs and Palestinian-Muslim songwriter/commentator Alaa Alshaham in an evening of song and conversation as they share their personal stories and music in English, Hebrew and Arabic.” More info in our listing. (6115 SW Hinds)
Hope you have a great Saturday! If you have events to list in the Holiday Guide and/or calendar, firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!
From our West Seattle Holiday Guide and regular calendar, here’s what’s up for the rest of your FridayNovember 20, 2015 at 11:16 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 7 Comments
(Thursday night sunset near Alki Point – photo by David Hutchinson)
FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT HPIC: At Highland Park Improvement Club - “doors open at 6 pm, with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7 pm. 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.” See our listing for movie hints. (12th SW & SW Holden)
‘THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT’: Free movie! This documentary tells the story of inspirational women, geared for middle-school age and up. The showing’s at Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall. No admission charge but you need to save your seat(s), and you can do that here. (9140 California SW)
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT AT STRAIGHT BLAST GYM: 7 pm tonight! “3 hours of epic fun and pizza” at Straight Blast Gym of Seattle, plus a movie and … dodgeball! 7 pm. Ages 5-13. Go here or call the gym at 206.420.1834 ASAP to see if there’s room left. (5050 Delridge Way SW)
‘THE DEAD GUY’: 7:30 pm, final performance of West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s student production, in the WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)
West Seattle Thursday: Alki Community Council’s annual meeting; 4106 Delridge @ Design Review; Lincoln Park play-area ideas; Morgan ‘shopping extravaganza’…November 19, 2015 at 11:52 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments
Six ways to spend your West Seattle Thursday night (see MORE on our complete calendar):
LINCOLN PARK NORTH PLAY AREA RENOVATION: 5:30-6:30 pm open house at Southwest Teen Life Center – come see what’s possible and offer your ideas too. (2801 SW Thistle)
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER: One week before the holiday, break bread with the SW Teen Life Center crew, 6:30 pm (right after the aforementioned open house, same address). **From the WSB Holiday Guide**
4106 DELRIDGE AT DESIGN REVIEW: Tonight’s the last scheduled Southwest Design Review Board meeting of the year – 6:30 pm, mixed-use 4106 Delridge Way SW goes back to the board. At the Sisson Building. (California SW & SW Oregon)
MORGAN JUNCTION SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: As previewed here earlier this week, what began as the third annual Ladies Night for Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) has broadened to include three other Morgan Junction businesses – My Three Little Birds, Lika Love, Nurture By Nature. Start at SGS and get your “passport”; more info in our calendar listing. (6529 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: 6:30 pm potluck, 7 pm meeting at the Senior Center of West Seattle, learn about timebanking and get involved if you’re not already! (California SW & SW Oregon)
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL’S ANNUAL MEETING: 7 pm in the parlor at Alki UCC, with the agenda including:
1) SPD Operations Lt.. Ron Smith w/ intern about Alki Policing Plan; SPD’s letter of support for Constellation Park; Beach Drive resident SDOT upcoming Street Fund application; public disclosure application for Block Watch membership
2) Approval of September Minutes
3) Election of Officers and Board for 2016
4) Approval of letter draft to Seattle Parks about summer volleyball activity concerns
5) Perch Project Update (SolTerra) by Action Alki Alliance
6) Water Taxi Route Update
(6115 SW Hinds)
Photo of the leaves-on-driveway starfield courtesy Yel0Rose, via the WSB Flickr group
(Thanks to Amy Shuster for the post-storm Tuesday night photo from High Point)
Happy post-storm Wednesday! Some of what you need to know about (please see our full calendar for the complete list – LOTS more happening today/tonight):
SCHOOL BOARD: We previewed tonight’s Seattle School Board meeting earlier this week. It starts at 4:15 pm downtown, public comment at 5 pm – you’ll see the speaker list on the final revised agenda – key votes at 6 pm. (3rd & Lander)
‘THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT’: Free movie! This documentary tells the story of inspirational women, geared for middle-school age and up. Here’s the trailer:
The showing’s at Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall – and if you just can’t make it tonight, maybe you can make the Friday night showing. No admission charge but you need to save your seat(s), and you can do that here. (9140 California SW)
DOGS IN PARKS: Do dogs and their people need more or less room to roam in city parks? Policy changes are on the table as the city works on a “strategic plan,” and you’ll hear about it at tonight’s Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting, as previewed here. 7 pm, all welcome, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
MADISON MS PTSA: 7 pm at Madison Middle School, tonight’s PTSA meeting has a special focus on 8th grade families, with a guest from West Seattle High School to “to help our families prepare for entering high school.” (45th SW & SW Spokane)
WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES AND BAKE SALE: 7 pm tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this month’s edition features “Seeking What Nourishes with Allison Green and Hannah Faith Notessh. Favorite Poem by West Seattle Food Bank” – and bring a donation for WSFB *or* money for the benefit bake sale. (5612 California SW)
‘THE DEAD GUY’: 7:30 pm, next performance of West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s student production, in the WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)
And another chance to give, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
DONATE TURKEYS FOR WCFB: Tonight’s your chance to donate turkeys in the evening. Our listing: “Come to the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW) during our regular business hours (Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, and Wednesday until 8 pm) to drop off turkeys with our receptionists; or come by Fauntleroy United Church of Christ (Fauntleroy UCC at 9140 California Ave SW) Sunday, November 22, from 10 am to 12 pm, to drop off a turkey at our Mobile Food Bank truck in their parking lot; or financial gifts are always appreciated, and you can donate online at whitecenterfoodbank.org/donate.”
Getting this out before we launch into storm coverage – what’s ahead tonight (when the winds should have passed).
First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
WHAT TO DO WITH THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS: 6-8 pm, cooking class at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor). Check ASAP to see if there’s any room left – find the info here. (1936 Harbor SW)
From our regular year-round calendar:
JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: Live and/or work in or near The Junction? 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building (Senior Center), you’re invited. From JuNO leader René Commons:
Our agenda at this meeting will be very informal. We will have a discussion of neighborhood initiatives and plan what JuNO will be doing next year. It’s not as dull as it sounds — we are making plans for the New Year: 2016! Top of the agenda is the volunteer effort/plan for community contacts for the Emergency Hub.
Thank you to all of you that have been actively involved and supporting of JuNO in 2015 and these past few years since our 2013 relaunch! We couldn’t have done it without you!! JuNO can continue to grow with a little help from more passionate community minded people like you. … If you are interested in taking a leading role or small role in West Seattle JuNO please plan to attend or send an email. JuNO is our West Seattle Junction’s non-profit community council. JuNo is made up of neighborhood volunteers passionate about making our West Seattle Junction neighborhood the best it can be. Many of us work full time and lead busy lives with family and other community work. JuNO meetings are once a month. JuNO is scouting for volunteers with creative ideas to organize activities and get the word out on social media! 2016 could be your year to launch that neighborhood event or improvement you have been thinking about!
(California SW & SW Oregon)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, come find out about crime trends, bring your neighborhood concerns, and hear from the schedules special guest, the chief of Metro Transit Police. (2300 SW Webster)
(Barrow’s Goldeneyes, photographed near Duwamish Head by DLC)
Good morning! First day of a new week; here’s what’s up:
HELICOPTER REMINDER: 11 am preparedness exercises at Terminal 5, as announced last week.
INFO EVERY PARENT NEEDS: 6:30 pm at Highland Park Elementary, the PTA’s Parent Education Series focuses on “positive discipline.” Everyone’s welcome; full details in our calendar listing. (1012 SW Trenton)
LADIES’ NIGHT: Starts at 7 pm tonight at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), “hosting a shopping and informational night with lots of great demos to help women be and stay active. Everyone is welcome from walkers, runners, yogis, etc.; dress in clothes you can move in.” Details and schedule here. (2749 California SW)
ONE MORE WEEK … to participate in the Port of Seattle‘s “online open house” about the Terminal 5 modernization project in West Seattle, and what should be part of its environmental review. One week from today, November 23rd, is the deadline. Start here!
CHECKED OUT THE WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE YET? Everything you need to know, everywhere you want to go, from shopping to celebrating to giving, for the next 6 weeks … just launched over the weekend, updated at least once a day, westseattleblog.com/westseattleholidays – if you have something to add, please e-mail us ASAP! email@example.com – thank you!
HOLIDAY SIP ‘N’ SHOP: Second annual event to jump-start your holiday shopping, with local vendors (see the list here), 2-5 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Snacks and beverages; no admission charge; children welcome. (3050 California SW)
And from our regular year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, go see what’s fresh! (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)
JAMTIME: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)
IMMIGRATION REFORM/LIVING WAGE PANEL DISCUSSION: 4:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse, right after the 3 pm matinee of “My Mañana Comes.” No admission charge for the discussion, but you’re encouraged to RSVP by going here. (4711 California SW)
FYI – SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 5:30 pm at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks host Arizona. No Water Taxi service – the foot ferry is three weeks into its winter schedule, which is Mondays-Fridays only, no special-event service.
The weather has calmed a bit – here’s some of what you can get out to check out, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
EXPLORER WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-11:30 am, go visit Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor), which “redefines the middle school experience by offering rigorous academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a small, vibrant learning environment.” More info here! (10015 28th SW)
DONATE TURKEYS: 10 am-noon, drop off donated turkeys at the White Center Food Bank between 2-4 pm. (10829 8th Ave SW)
‘SHOP SUPER LOCAL’ AT HPIC BAZAAR: Highland Park Improvement Club Holiday Bazaar, 10 am-3 pm, “shop super local”! (12th SW & SW Holden)
SHOREWOOD BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm, Shorewood Elementary PTA‘s Holiday Bazaar, more than 65 artist vendors, book sale, bake sale, food trucks, more. (2725 SW 116th)
WSN OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-2 pm, West Seattle Nursery Holiday Open House, with the famous free espresso cart, classes, and more. Bring non-perishable food for the West Seattle Food Bank donation barrel. (California/Brandon)
LIBRARY BAZAAR: 11 am-3 pm, second and final day for White Center Library Guild‘s annual holiday bazaar and book sale. Details in our listing. (11220 16th SW)
METROPOLITAN MARKET THANKSGIVING TASTE: Noon to 3 pm at Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor), taste turkey and sides from the fully cooked holiday dinner that’s offered through the market’s deli. (42nd/Admiral)
HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL MEETING: 1:30-3 pm today is the annual meeting of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, all welcome, at the High Point Library (35th SW & SW Raymond). Guest speaker is County Councilmember Joe McDermott, who, as a former Underground Tour guide, is a lively storyteller. More info here. Because of the meeting, the Log House Museum is NOT open today. (35th SW & SW Raymond)
ROLE-PLAYING GAME DEMO: As always, lots on the calendar today for Meeples Games (WSB sponsor), including a 5 pm demo and game for the new RPG “The Strange.” (3737 California SW)
ART EXTRAVAGANZA: The Building‘s third annual Art Extravaganza, 5:30-10 pm. More than two dozen artists; more info here. (4316 SW Othello)
WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS’ GALA: Fundraising dinner and auction at Alki Masonic Center, 6 pm, featuring swing dancing with the West Seattle Big Band. Details including ticket info here. (40th/Edmunds)
‘THE DEAD GUY’: 7:30 pm, third performance of West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s student production, in the WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)
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From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, some of what’s up for the rest of your Friday:
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BOOK SALE: 11 am-4 pm, it’s the first day of the White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale. Bargains, kids’ activities, more. (11220 16th SW)
HELP THE HELPLINE: West Seattle Helpline‘s annual benefit dinner/auction “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” starts at 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. No last-minute tickets available that we’ve heard, but if you have yours, this is your reminder to be there! (9131 California SW)
HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY PTA MOVIE NIGHT: From Highland Park Elementary PTA president Holly Briscoe: “We will be showing ‘Inside Out.’ The movie is free of charge. Doors open at 6 pm, show at 6:30. There will be popcorn and baked goods for sale, and a raffle prize as well. All are welcome!” (1012 SW Trenton)
MICHAEL ASHE, LIVE: Singer-songwriter performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
‘THE DEAD GUY’: 7:30 pm, second performance of West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s student production, in the WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)
WRITERS READ @ YOUNGSTOWN: 7:30 pm, “Come hear a reading of new work by Young Adult Novelist Karen Finneyfrock and poet Roberto Ascalon, both residents of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Karen will read from her work-in-progress ‘The Year We Ruined the House’.” Free. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
GET YOUR PIC WITH BLITZ @ EARLY TURKEY-DONATION DRIVE: Two birds – a Seahawk and a turkey – in one place, HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. Bring a frozen turkey and/or $15 (the cost of turkeys is up this year!) for the West Seattle Food Bank, 4-7 pm. If you’re there 4-5 pm, you can take a pic with Seahawks mascot Blitz. (41st SW & SW Alaska)
WHAT SHOULD THE PORT’S ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCLUDE? Now that the Port of Seattle‘s doing an environmental review of its Terminal 5 modernization project in West Seattle, it’s required to find out what you want to see studied. 5:30-8:30 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, tonight is the “scoping” meeting, to help determine the review’s scope. We asked the port for the meeting format:
Open House with stations: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Presentation: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Q&A (outside of comments) 6:30 – 6:45 pm
Public Comment: 6:45 – 8:00 pm – could go later if needed
Resume Open House: 8:00 – 8:30 pm
You can study up at T5EIS.publicmeeting.info, which continues its “online open house” until November 23rd. Also see what was discussed at this week’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting. (9131 California SW)
SENIOR CENTER BOARD: 5:30 pm, the Senior Center Board of Directors meets at the center in the Sisson Building, and we’re told the agenda includes a discussion of the center’s future. (California SW & SW Oregon)
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN 20 YEARS? Big discussions around the city laid the foundation for where things are now, whether you think the city’s going in the right direction or not – neighborhood plans, urban villages, etc. all came about because of meetings two decades ago, so this is the time to have your say, as the city looks to update its Comprehensive Plan. Tonight’s West Seattle-specific meeting is at the Sisson Building/Senior Center, 6 pm, with a presentation at 6:30 pm. Get prepared by checking out 2035.seattle.gov. (California SW & SW Oregon)
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West Seattle Wednesday: ArtsWest benefit for Ramon Aspeitia; Scouts’ flag-retirement ceremony; 34th District Democrats; more…November 11, 2015 at 9:54 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment
(The Olympics’ distinctive peaks The Brothers, photographed this morning by Chris Frankovich)
Schools, libraries, and most park facilities are closed for Veterans Day; here’s what’s going on otherwise:
FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY: 3 pm on Alki, and you’re invited. From Boy Scout Troop 375 Scoutmaster Mark Ufkes:
Boy Scout Troop 375, including scouts from Burien, West Seattle, and White Center will be holding a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 3 pm. Veterans and their families are invited and will be recognized and thanked for their service to our country during the ceremony. Scouts will respectfully retire an American flag over a beach cedar fire while Taps is played. The public is invited. The location is across from Duke’s Chowder House. If guests have old American flags that need to be retired, the troop will collect them at the event for future retirement ceremonies.
(57th SW & Alki SW)
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, the 34th DDs’ monthly meeting will include an election recap, featuring winning candidates. So what about almost-deadlocked City Council District 1? The organization was waiting to hear from the candidates last time we checked. Also planned: A legislative update, and presidential-caucus preview. See the full agenda here. (9131 California SW)
ARTSWEST PERFORMANCE TO BENEFIT RAMON ASPEITIA: Tonight’s 7:30 pm performance of “My Mañana Comes” at ArtsWest Playhouse will benefit Ramon Aspeitia, the West Seattle restaurant worker attacked in White Center and fighting to regain his health – more info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)
And this note:
LAST WEEK TO SIGN UP FOR THE Y’S YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM: Next Monday’s the deadline. From the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):
Our recreational basketball program is designed for youngsters to have fun while learning sportsmanship, basketball rules and skills. Games are played with age-appropriate equipment including lower hoops for the younger kids. Choose from leagues: Pre-K Coed (At least 4 years old), Kindergarten Coed, 1st & 2nd Grade Coed, 3rd & 4th Grade Boys or 3rd & 4th Grade Girls.
Practices begin the week of November 30th. Games begin the weekend of January 9th. There are several locations to choose from for practice. Games will be played at the West Seattle YMCA, Fauntleroy YMCA & local schools. The fees are $85 for Facility Members or $132 for Community Participants
Register now until November 16th – online by going here, or in person at Member Services. Questions? Contact Harley Wells-Schultz, Sports Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206 937 1000
(Thanks to Tom for the recent salmon photo from Longfellow Creek)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
SPECIAL EDUCATION FAMILIES’ REGIONAL MEETING: 6 pm at the West Seattle High School library, families of Seattle Public Schools students are invited to meet with district officials to talk about special education – more in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
‘GIVING THANKS’ COMMUNITY SUCCESS DINNER: 6 pm tonight at Denny International Middle School, Denny families and staff are invited to this special dinner in the Galleria: “Turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and lots of pie will be served! There will be a winter clothes give-away, community resources, games, raffles, an opportunity to thank our community veterans, and to take a free family picture! Questions and transportation support, please contact Ms. Amaral at 252-8954 or email@example.com.” (2601 SW Kenyon)
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: The Port of Seattle Environmental Impact Statement process for the Terminal 5 modernization project is on the agenda for ANA tonight, two nights before the port’s own public “scoping” meeting. Also to be discussed: Who’ll be ANA’s new leaders? 7 pm, The Sanctuary at Admiral. (42nd SW & SW Lander)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse board room, business meeting for the FCA board. Agenda includes “tonight’s agenda includes discussion of off-leash dog policies, Endolyne business planter boxes, Endolyne Triangle traffic re-design, the West Seattle Transportation Coalition, City Light properties, and news from the Southwest District Council, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, and Ferry Advisory Committee.” Always open to the public. (9131 California SW)
(Seagull and snack, photographed at Alki by Matt Olson)
Welcome to the brand-new week! Busier-than-usual Monday – here are the highlights, primarily from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
NEXT ROUND OF ELECTION RESULTS: Around 4:30 pm – often earlier – King County releases the next vote count, which includes an update on the too-close-to-call City Council District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) race. Watch for it here (and here on WSB, too).
PHYSICAL THERAPY NIGHT: 5:30-7 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), “complimentary individual assessment with Lora Clothier, owner of Biojunction Therapy.” (2753 California SW)
TILDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6-8 pm, interested parents are welcome to come see Tilden School (independent K-5 education; WSB sponsor) and meet its staff. (4105 California SW)
EVENING BOOK GROUPS: Two tonight at local libraries – 6:45 pm at Southwest Library (35th SW & SW Henderson), the group will be reading “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman; 6:45 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW), the group will be reading “Kafka on the Shore” by Haruki Murakami.
CHECK OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR for even more of what’s up today, tonight, and beyond.
Related to the previous traffic-alert story: Here’s a number to save to your phone in case you happen onto a road emergency such as a downed tree, downed power lines, dangerous debris. If it’s a city road, call 206-386-1218. That is the SDOT Street Emergency hotline and it’s staffed 24/7. We had previously referred people to a different SDOT number, but verified with a department spokesperson this week that 206-386-1218 is the number (someone mentioned to us that they had reported a downed tree via the Find It Fix It application, but then found out that’s NOT for emergencies). For more information on non-emergency maintenance issues, check out the resources here, and pothole reporting is here, as is the map you can check to see if one’s already been reported.
P.S. If it’s a matter of imminent danger, of course, you can of course always call 911.
Lots of options today on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘MONDAY ARTISTS’: These painters’ show/sale continues 10 am-3 pm today at Island View Apartments. (3033 California SW)
FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm every Sunday – see what’s fresh. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
MEDITATION & TRANSFORMING THE MIND: Learn more about your practice in this talk with Buddhist Monk Gen Khedrub at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor), 11 am-12:30 pm. No pre-registration required. (5639 California SW)
CONCERT AT HOPE: 2 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, “organ repertoire from a variety of genres, accompanied by brass quartet, tympani, flute and choir” with refreshments to follow. Free. (42nd SW & SW Oregon)
LADIES MUSICAL CLUB: French operatic favorites are featured in this free classical concert, 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)
VETERANS DAY DINNER: Free Italian dinner for veterans, active-duty service members, reserves, National Guard, and families – just come to American Legion Post 160 between 5 and 7 pm. Presented by Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160. (3618 SW Alaska)
West Seattle Saturday: Artful, early holiday shopping; good deeds to do, simply; ways to explore world challenges; more!November 7, 2015 at 7:45 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 8 Comments
(Western Scrub-Jay: Once rarely seen this far north, says photographer Mark Wangerin, but now a Seattle regular)
Happy Saturday! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
GREEN SEATTLE DAY: This citywide planting party has two locations in West Seattle – Lincoln Park and the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Even if you didn’t sign up in advance, you can show up and help, 9 am – details here.
FOOD DRIVE: 10 am-2 pm, the West Seattle Food Bank is holding a food drive at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor). Donate nonperishable food and/or money; you can also buy a Holiday Raffle ticket for $5: “You could win a Wine Tasting for 10 people at Viscon Cellars Tasting Room here in West Seattle with Duos Catering providing the appetizers.” (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND GIFT SHOW: The biggest day for this annual show and sale featuring local artists, 10 am-4 pm at the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall.
(WSB photo from show setup Friday)
Get more info, including the participant list, via our calendar listing. (9140 California SW)
MONDAY ARTISTS SHOW/SALE: 10 am-3 pm today (and tomorrow), with artists’ reception at noon today. Come see the paintings of this group of local artists who meet regularly at the Island View Apartments to work together. (3033 California SW)
COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP: 11 am-5 pm, aspiring college students can get help with their essays – a big part of the application process! – via volunteers from the Bureau of Fearless Ideas, at High Point Library. (35th SW & SW Raymond)
SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Two notes for today – 11 am, it’s the annual Champagne Gala Brunch at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), at capacity so this is just a reminder if you have a ticket! As a media sponsor, we’ll be covering it, so watch for the story later. And because volunteers are busy with the brunch, SWSHS’s Log House Museum is CLOSED today – go visit again tomorrow (61st SW & SW Stevens), noon-4 pm.
PRE-HOLIDAY SHOPPING @ LIVE LIFE LOCAL COLLECTIVE CONVENTION: Noon-6 pm, shop local from a multitude of sellers/vendors at the first-ever Live Life Local Collective Convention, presented by The General Store Seattle (WSB sponsor) at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
PILGRIMAGE FOR PEACE: 1-3 pm, Alki UCC and partner synagogue Kol HaNeshamah “invite our wider community to a multi-faith presentation/discussion about peace efforts in Israel/the emerging state of Palestine.” More info in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)
‘BOOKS AND BRICKS’ BENEFIT DINNER: 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church: “Social time, raffles and an African-style dinner (with lots of American choices). Monies raised will go toward scholarships and mentoring activities for primary, secondary, and college level students, and maintaining two libraries in Kenya.” More info in our calendar listing. (3050 California SW)
‘THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING’: West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents the new film directed by Avi Lewis and based on Naomi Klein‘s “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” 7 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. More info in our calendar listing. (6400 SW Sylvan Way)
(Great Blue Heron at Jack Block Park, photographed by David Hutchinson)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE AT THE MOUNT: 9 am-4 pm today, it’s the big one-day bazaar and bake sale at Providence Mount St. Vincent. (4831 35th SW)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND GIFT SHOW: First of three nights/days for the big show and sale at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall!
(Added: WSB photo, Friday afternoon, getting ready for the show)
Open 5-8 pm tonight; details in our calendar listing. (9140 California SW)
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: Author Shirley Enebrad speaks and reads at this month’s edition of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented literary series.
5-7 pm at Barnes & Noble in Westwood Village. (2800 SW Barton)
CORNER BAR: Highland Park Improvement Club‘s first-Friday popup bar starts at 6 pm; at 7 pm, it’s your chance to catch the first of two sets by Miss Rose and Her Rhythm Percolators. (12th SW & SW Holden)
DRINK ‘N’ THINK TRIVIA: 6:30 pm, arts and music trivia presented by Pacific NW Arts Collective at Admiral Bird. (California & Admiral)
POLITICAL PARODIES … with the Kook Brothers at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)
THAT’S NOT ALL … see the rest on our complete calendar.
Holiday Taste at Thriftway, Junction project at Design Review, and more for the rest of your West Seattle ThursdayNovember 5, 2015 at 12:55 pm | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off
(Photo by Alan Robertson)
Before we’re too much further into the day,
three FOUR events you should know about, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
GOLDEN TICKETS ON SALE: If you can get to the Log House Museum before 4 today or between noon-4 tomorrow, you can buy one of the 100 “Golden Tickets” being sold in connection with Saturday’s Champagne Gala Brunch (attendance not required for ticket purchase), $100 each, for a chance to win a cruise. (61st SW & SW Stevens)
WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY’S HOLIDAY TASTE: 4-7 pm, the holiday season begins with this traditional event at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) offering you a chance to try dozens of items you might want to serve at your holiday parties and feasts. Free! (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)
WEST SEATTLE MONTESSORI OPEN HOUSE: It’s the 30th anniversary for West Seattle Montessori School and Academy (WSB sponsor) and you’re invited – all ages – to tonight’s open house, 6-7:30 pm, including a Middle School Meet-and-Greet 7-7:30 pm. The school says it’s “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)
DESIGN REVIEW FOR 4532 42nd SW: 6:30 pm, this mixed-use project with 6 stories, 85 apartments, 70 offstreet parking spaces, and 3,800 sf of commercial space gets its next Southwest Design Review Board look, with an opportunity for public comment. See the “packet” here; see the city report on the previous review, here. Meeting’s at the Sisson Building (home of the Senior Center of West Seattle) as usual. (California SW & SW Oregon)
(Photo by Mark Dale)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COWORKING/HOME WORKING/SOLOPRENEUR/ETC. MEETUP: Bring your lunch and take an inspirational break from the solo grind at this weekly West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) meetup, starting at noon. (6040 California SW)
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: Reps from western West Seattle’s community councils and other major organizations meet at 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building (home of the Senior Center of West Seattle). Agenda includes the Terminal 5 Environmental Impact Statement process, Emergency Communication Hubs, and SWDC officer elections. (SW Oregon and California SW)
LIVE MUSIC: 7 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is where you’ll find Jim Page. (5612 California SW)
If you could see through those clouds, you’d see snow-frosted Olympic Mountains – finally! That’s the view we caught from Alki Beach around 8 this morning. Here’s a quick look ahead at the rest of today/tonight:
ELECTION DAY! Yet another reminder, get your ballot in ASAP! If you’re mailing it, you MUST be sure it’ll be postmarked with today’s date, or it won’t count. Safer bet is to take it to a King County Elections dropbox or dropvan, which also saves you 49 cents postage:
*West Seattle Stadium, until 8 pm
*Greenbridge Library in White Center, until 8 pm
*List of other drop spots around the county, also until 8 pm
*Or vote at an accessible voting center (Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, until 8 pm)
And after you vote, here’s how to track your ballot (since counting doesn’t wrap up for two weeks).
District 1 City Council candidates’ Election Night parties in West Seattle: Lisa Herbold @ Highland Park Improvement Club (12th SW & SW Holden), Shannon Braddock @ Talarico’s Pizza (4718 California SW).
And on the non-election side of things:
WESTSIDE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: School-shopping for next year’s 5th-through-8th grader(s)? Tonight, 6-7:30 pm, Westside School (WSB sponsor) welcomes your family to a Middle School open house at its new permanent campus. (10404 34th SW)
TOASTMASTERS ‘TALES FROM THE HEARTH’: 6:30 pm at Brookdale West Seattle, you’re invited to come hear Toastmasters 832 members/speakers’ “Tales from the Hearth.” (4611 35th SW)
HOPE LUTHERAN SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN INFO NIGHT: 6:30 pm at Hope Lutheran School, families of prospective kindergarteners are welcome to come find out more about the school. (42nd SW & SW Oregon)
SEE MORE … on our complete calendar!
Illegal dumping is a problem at multiple spots around West Seattle, but what that photo shows in a Sunrise Heights alley is something we haven’t seen before. An area resident sent the photo and this report:
Sometime after 4:30 pm yesterday someone dumped upwards of 100 pumpkins in the alley between 32nd and 34th SW, cross street is Kenyon. Going to file an illegal dumping report with City of Seattle.
WSUFF MOVES BACK TO WALT HUNDLEY: 10 am, the weekly West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee pickup game moves back to Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point. (34th SW & SW Myrtle)
FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the first West Seattle Farmers’ Market of November fills the street on California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska.
TAILGATE PARTY: Celebrate your 12ness at 12th & Holden at the Highland Park Improvement Club, starting at noon.
AUTHOR READING: 5:30 pm at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, “Lola E. Peters, social activist, poet, and author, will read from her new collection of essays ‘The Truth About White People’. The book is about her experience of growing up and living as a Black person in White America from the Civil Rights Era of the ’60s to the present day.” (7141 California SW)
SKELETON THEATRE ENCORE NIGHT: Too busy last night to go see this year’s Skeleton Theatre show (or, decided not to go out in the storminess)? Good news. As usual, the animatronic skeletons are back for a second night. See your faves from past years, including this diva:
6-9 pm, 10-minute show that runs continuously with short reset breaks. (36th SW & SW Hanford)
ENTERING THIS ESSAY CONTEST? Today’s the deadline for VFW Post 2713‘s student-essay contest.
SEE THE FUTURE … via the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.
West Seattle Friday: Admiral trick-or-treating, Hiawatha carnival, SW Pool swim, lots more Halloween (Eve) fun, and other events…October 30, 2015 at 11:34 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off
What’s up today/tonight? First, from the WSB West Seattle Halloween Guide (this isn’t everything on that list, so please check there, too!)
OCTOBER 30, ADMIRAL DISTRICT: Trick-or-Treating in The Admiral District, participating merchants – look for those displaying this sign:
3-6 pm. (California/Admiral and vicinity)
TRICK OR TREAT AT HOMESTREET: HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction has trick or treat candy until 6 pm today and 9 am-1 pm tomorrow, for everyone dressed up in costumes. Please, NO masks permitted inside the bank for security reasons. (4022 SW Alaska)
HIAWATHA CARNIVAL: Halloween Carnival at Hiawatha Community Center, 6-8 pm. 25 cents a ticket. (2700 California SW)
SWTLC CARNIVAL: Creepy Carnival at Southwest Teen Life Center, 6-8 pm, free. (2801 SW Thistle)
LIVE AT EASY STREET: Monster Mash Bash live music at Easy Street Records, 7 pm, free, all ages. (California SW & SW Alaska)
HAUNTED HOUSE: Presented by Clown Mania, 7-9 pm each night. (5007 Erskine Way)
TREEHOUSE PARTY: 9 pm at The Treehouse Lounge in The Admiral District: “This year, we’ll celebrate our 4th scare-iversary at The Treehouse with more spine-tingling spooks than ever before. Join us for our Halloween Party. Live music by Mike Sorensen and costumes are encouraged!” No cover. (2206 California SW)
And now the non-Halloween events, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
This is late notice but we wanted to help out Ramon. We just received our playoff tickets to the Sounders game this Sunday. We have two sounders tickets that we will raffle off on Saturday afternoon at 5 pm. We will also include a $50 gift certificate to the Westy for the winner. Raffle tickets will be sold all day Friday and Saturday until the winner is chosen at 5 pm. Each ticket will cost a dollar. All further donations are welcome. Anyone is welcome to stop by and make a purchase without any obligation to dine at the Westy. Thank you.
The Westy is at 7908 35th SW.
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: 5 pm at Memorial Stadium downtown, it’s a postseason game for Chief Sealth International High School, vs. Seattle Prep. (401 5th Ave N.)
LIVE MUSIC: Kyle Taylor @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
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