West Seattle Thursday: Low-low tide, wading pools, orchard…

July 2, 2015 at 9:58 am | In Holidays, West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Photo by JayDee, featuring the show Venus and Jupiter have been putting on)

With a “heat advisory” still in effect, it’s all about the water in today’s WSB West Seattle Event Calendar highlights:

WADING POOLS & SPRAYPARK: Open today – Highland Park Spraypark, 11 am-8 pm; Lincoln Park Wading Pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), 11 am-8 pm; EC Hughes Wading Pool (2805 SW Holden), noon-7 pm; Hiawatha Wading Pool (Lander/Walnut), noon-6:30 pm.

LOW TIDE, WITH A GUIDE: It’s out to -2.6 feet at 11:46 this morning, one of the summer’s lowest low tides, so Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out again, 10 am-1:30 pm, at Constellation and Lincoln Parks, to answer your questions.

COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: 5-7 pm, visit the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus to learn about the orchard and join the weekly work party. (6000 16th SW)

POKER AT THE FEEDBACK: 6 pm, free to play, at the air-conditioned Feedback Lounge. (6451 California SW)

MUSIC AND COFFEE: 7-9 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) features Choro Tocando. (5612 California SW)

THE WEST SEATTLE 4TH OF JULY LIST … goes up soon. Something to add? editor@westseattleblog.com

West Seattle Wednesday: Southwest District Council; coworking meetup; 2 more wading pools; Market Garden farm stand…

July 1, 2015 at 8:59 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(June photo @ Alki, by Colby Perry)

Another 90ish day predicted. So today’s highlights begin at the beach and in the pool(s):

LOW-LOW TIDE, WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Today’s low tide, just after 11 am, is out to -2.2 feet. And that’s why you’ll find Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists out at Constellation and Lincoln Parks, 9:45 am-1 pm.

OPENING DAY FOR HIAWATHA, EC HUGHES WADING POOLS: First chance this season for kids to play at the two West Seattle wading pools that hadn’t already opened: Noon-6:30 pm at Hiawatha (Walnut/Lander), noon-7 pm at EC Hughes (28th/Holden). Lincoln Park wading pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) is also open today (and every day), 11 am-8 pm, as is Highland Park Spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), same hours. Full citywide schedule here.

OFFICE JUNCTION MEETUP: Noon-1 pm, cool place to meet your fellow home-office, coffee-shop, laptop-at-the-park-or-beach workers for an hour and see West Seattle’s only coworking center. (6040 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN, WEEK 2: 4-7 pm, this summer’s second weekly session for the High Point Market Garden Farm Stand, where you can buy fresh organic produce grown by local urban farmers, steps from where it’s grown. Here’s our coverage of opening day a week ago. (32nd/Juneau)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, with agenda highlights including:

6:40 p.m. Waterfront Seattle Update – SDOT
7:00 p.m. Don Armeni Boat Launch Parking – Parks & SPD
7:30 p.m. West Seattle Parade Participation by Neighborhoods

Second-floor meeting room. (Oregon/California)

TRIVIA WITH D-1 CANDIDATES PRESENT & PAST: 8:30 pm at Talarico’s in The Junction, as previewed here earlier this week, come root for a team of candidates past and present from the District 1 City Council race. (4718 California SW)

YOU’LL FIND MORE if you look at our full calendar.

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

June 30, 2015 at 9:00 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(The iridescent, invasive European Starling, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Highlights for the last day/night of June, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LIBRARY STORY TIMES: At 10:30 am, it’s Baby Story Time at Southwest Library (35th/Henderson) and Toddler Story Time at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW); at 7 pm, Family Story Time at Delridge Library (5423 Delridge Way SW).

WADING POOLS OPEN TODAY: Lincoln Park, 11 am-8 pm; Delridge, 12 pm-6:30 pm. (Addresses & citywide schedule here)

BIKEMOBILE BIKE REPAIRS: The new Bike Works truck will be at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center 1:30-4 pm every Tuesday until September – read about it here. (6400 Sylvan Way)

DUWAMISH/GREEN RIVERS’ WATERSHED FUTURE: 5-7 pm at Camp Long, you’re invited to an open house, with presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 – details in our preview published last weekend. (5200 35th SW)

INTERESTED IN TEACHER CERTIFICATION? 5:30-7 pm, come to the Southwest Library to learn about a UW program in teacher certification – details here. (35th/Henderson)

WEEKLY DEMO & PADDLE RACE: At Alki Kayak Tours, 6-8 pm demos, 7 pm races, no preregistration required. (1660 Harbor SW)

MORE! Browse all the listings for today and beyond on our calendar.

Four possibilities for the rest of your West Seattle Monday

June 29, 2015 at 10:03 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Young downy woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Quick look at today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WADING POOLS OPEN: This is the third day of daily operation for the Lincoln Park wading pool, 11 am-8 pm (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), and the first for the Delridge wading pool, noon-6:30 pm (Delridge/Genesee) – see the citywide schedule here.

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm, the whole family’s welcome at the air-conditioned High Point Library. (35th/Raymond)

HI-YU ORDER OF THE WHITE ROSE RECEPTION: 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, the celebration of West Seattle Hi-Yu royalty past and present: “Past royalty are encouraged to wear their crowns and bring their memory books.” (3050 California SW)

THEY HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU HAVE ANSWERS: 7:30 pm free all-ages trivia tonight at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm pub quiz at Shadowland (Oregon/California).

West Seattle Sunday: Ye Olde Curiosity Shop founder home tour; Farmers’ Market cooking; staying cool in the (wading) pool; more…

June 28, 2015 at 6:39 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Alki Point Lighthouse, by Long Bach Nguyen)

The beautiful lighthouse is just one place you can go today for summer Sunday fun. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FARMERS’ MARKET IN THE STREET, WITH COOKING DEMO: 10 am-2 pm, it’s the third week of the West Seattle Farmers’ Market‘s new location in the street, and to celebrate, local author Amy Pennington is preparing recipes from her new cookbook “Fresh Pantry,” 11 am-12:30 pm. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

STAYING COOL – WADING POOL & SPRAYPARK: Second day of the season for the Lincoln Park wading pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), 11 am-8 pm, and you can visit the Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) those same hours.

FAREWELL PARTY: As reported here last month, Holy Rosary Church is saying farewell to longtime pastor Father John Madigan. The party starts today after 10:30 am Mass. (42nd/Genesee)

DUWAMISH NATIVE FOODS, NOW AND THEN: Noon-4 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, free, including shared meal at 3 pm – learn about edible beach plants. Details here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 1-4 pm, free tours with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers. (3201 Alki SW)

‘IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK’ HOME TOUR WITH SWSHS: Tour the 109-year-old home of Joseph Standley, founder of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, 3-5 pm, with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society – $10 members, $15 nonmembers at the door. Park on the street or one block away at Admiral Congregational Church. More info on the SWSHS website. (1750 Palm SW)

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Roma Ransom performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

IVORY & GOLD AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, this acclaimed musical duo is back. So are artisanal root-beer floats and ice-cold lemonade, if you’re worried about the heat in historic Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)

West Seattle Saturday: Seafair Pirates Landing on Alki; wading-pool season starts; Field Day; more…

June 27, 2015 at 6:34 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

(Cabbage butterfly, photographed by Danny McMillin, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

First full weekend of summer begins – highlighted today by the Seafair Pirates – and hot weather – keep cool, stay hydrated, and have fun!

TAI CHI ON THE BEACH: 9 am free class, all levels welcome, including beginners – details in our calendar listing.

SEAFAIR PIRATES LANDING: All-day festival on Alki Beach near the Bathhouse, 10 am-6 pm, but event management tells us the Seafair Pirates themselves will land on West Seattle’s shore later than usual, around 2:15 pm. First band at 11 am – see the schedule here; activities also include bouncy toys for kids, vendors, more. (60th/Alki)

NO POLE VAULTING, THOUGH: Here’s why you WON’T see the longrunning semi-companion event at Alki today.

THUNDER ROAD GUITARS OPENS ITS NEW JUNCTION LOCATION: Less than two months after announcing its move to a new Junction location, it’s opening day for Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) – you can come see for yourself 10 am-6 pm. (4736 California SW)

BENEFIT CAR WASH: The West Seattle High School volleyball team is washing cars by donation today, 10 am-3 pm – details in our calendar listing – at Les Schwab. (Alaska/Fauntleroy)

WADING POOL SEASON STARTS: 11 am-8 pm, first day for the Lincoln Park wading pool, first one to open in West Seattle; it’ll be open those same hours every day (unless temps are below 70 degrees) for the rest of the summer. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

OTHER PLACES TO GET INTO THE WATER, OUTDOORS: 11 am-8 pm, Highland Park Spraypark is open (1100 SW Cloverdale); noon-7 pm, Colman Pool is open for swim sessions on the shore at Lincoln Park.

FIELD DAY: 11 am today through 11 am Sunday, amateur-radio operators are set up on the south side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, and you’re invited to visit, watch, and learn, as previewed here. (6000 16th SW)

KIDS’ STORY TIME AT CHACO CANYON: Author Alexis St. John will read to kids 11:30 am-noon at Chaco Canyon Organic Café. Free! (38th/Alaska)

CATS AWAITING FOREVER HOMES: Weekend adoption event at Kitty Harbor, noon-5 pm. (3422 Harbor SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm, regular hours at the home of West Seattle’s history – side trip while you’re at Alki for the Pirates, perhaps? (61st/Stevens)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Another Alki side trip – 1 pm-4 pm, join U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers at the historic lighthouse on Alki Point. Free! (3201 Alki SW)

MODE MUSIC STUDIOS SUMMER-CAMP RECITAL: 5-7 pm at The Skylark, you’ll hear musicians from Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor) next door – free all-ages show! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

NIGHTLIFE LISTINGS … see them on the calendar page.

West Seattle Friday: Music, movies, bingo, & Bin 41 ‘by the glass’ debut/benefit

June 26, 2015 at 10:51 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

One day ahead of their official landing (WSB preview here with Saturday’s updated event schedule), some Seafair Pirates were spotted doing a little advance work on Alki Beach this morning – thanks to Don Brubeck for capturing the photo while riding by at 7:40 am. But before we get to tomorrow and the landing – here are highlights for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE SOUP-AND-SANDWICH LUNCH: Monthly event at Seaview United Methodist Church, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, all welcome. (4620 SW Graham)

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: With the 4th of July approaching, the local blood bank needs donations more than ever, and the Bloodmobile‘s visit to Admiral Safeway 1-7 pm today (closed for a break 3-4 pm) is a chance to help without leaving the peninsula. (2622 California SW)

WEST SIDE MUSIC ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP RECITAL: 5-7 pm, free and all ages; come hear young musicians from the West Side Music Academy (WSB sponsor) summer camp at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WINE BY THE GLASS AT BIN 41: The Junction wine shop Bin 41 is officially launching “by the glass” wine service with a 5-8 pm kickoff fundraiser tonight, benefiting Forgotten Dogs Rescue, not only to support its rescue work but also in honor of a senior rescue dog that Bin 41′s proprietors recently cared for until a serious illness cut her life short. Tonight through Sunday, Bin 41 will donate $2 from every 5-ounce glass pour and 10 percent from retail bottle purchases. They also note that the shop is now separated into “by the glass” and “retail” areas; the former, which is for 21+ customers only, is the one closest to the sidewalk, while the all-ages entry is further down the hall. (4707 California SW)

RAINBOW BINGO: Doors open at 6 at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Tonight’s theme, “Viva Las Vegas” – details in our calendar listing – check ASAP to see if reservations are still available! (Oregon/California)

CYGNE AT C & P: 7-9 pm, live music with Cygne at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – cygnemusic.com for more info. (5612 California SW)

MOVIES IN THE PARK: West Seattle Church of the Nazarene‘s outdoor movies start tonight with “Big Hero 6″ at dusk (9 pm-ish). More info in our listing. “The park” is just south of the church. (42nd/Juneau)

MORE, AS USUAL … on the calendar.

West Seattle Thursday: Design Review doubleheader; WS Transportation Coalition; Park Board hearing on ‘guidelines’; Food Bank/Helpline open house

June 25, 2015 at 11:05 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Mount Rainier @ 5:40 am today, by Rolly Francisco)

Busy news day already, but we want to remind you about four important events tonight before we move along to more news:


Please join the Board of Directors of both the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline for our Open House, tonight, June 25th from 5 – 7:30 pm in conjunction with the West Seattle Chamber After Hours. Both the Food Bank and Helpline will have board members, staff and volunteers on hand to answer questions, give you a behind-the-scenes look at how both of our programs and collaboration help those in our West Seattle community that are in need of our help. Appetizers will be served and provided by Pecado Bueno in the Junction and Seattle & Oregon Wine Awards. West Seattle’s own 11 Olives will be doing a tasting of their Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Everyone is welcome including the kids. We have limited parking in our garage but there is plenty of street parking. We hope to meet you all tonight.

This is happening in the building where WSFB and WSH both have HQs, at the southeast corner of 35th and Morgan.

DESIGN REVIEW DOUBLEHEADER: Two projects are on the Southwest Design Review Board agenda tonight at the Senior Center of West Seattle. 6:30 pm, it’s the second Early Design Guidance review of the proposed CVS drugstore at 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW (previewed here; design packet also viewable here), and then at 8 pm, it’s the first Early Design Guidance review of the latest proposal for developing High Point’s last big stretch of vacant land at 35th/Graham, described on DPD’s website as “a 4-story structure containing 89 residential units, 8,500 sq. ft. of office space and 1,500 sq. ft. of retail space located at ground level. surface parking for 98 vehicles to be provided” (design packet here). All welcome – both meetings will include opportunities for public comment. (Upstairs meeting room at SC-WS, Oregon/California)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm monthly meeting at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. The agenda, sent this morning by the WSTC, focuses on outlining the group’s legislative priorities. All welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way)

PARKS BOARD PUBLIC HEARING ON ‘GUIDELINES’: Earlier this week, we reported on Seattle Parks‘ proposed “guidelines” for Natural Areas and Greenbelts, which have sparked concern among those who fear that’ll open those areas to commercial/disruptive uses. Tonight at 6:30 pm at Parks HQ downtown, it’s the Board of Park Commissioners‘ official public hearing on the plan for anyone with something to say, pro/con/otherwise. (100 Dexter Ave. N.)

THOSE ARE JUST FOUR OF TODAY’S CALENDAR LISTINGSplease go here for the full slate.

West Seattle Wednesday: Produce, poems, prayers, & Motopony…

June 24, 2015 at 9:22 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Panorama by Chris Frankovich)

Highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Lots of story times at local libraries to help with summer fun – today at 10:30 am, preschoolers (and their designated grownups) are welcome at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

NOONTIME MEETUP AT OFFICE JUNCTION: Did you meet the Office Junction‘s designated signkeeper at the Morgan Junction Community Festival last weekend?

Don’t know if he’ll be there, but today, YOU and your fellow home-office workers, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, coworking-curious West Seattleites are all invited to the OJ (a WSB sponsor) at noontime for the free weekly meetup/networking opportunity. (6040 California SW)

MEDICAL-MARIJUANA RULES @ COUNCIL COMMITTEE: 2 pm, the City Council’s Finance and Culture Committee takes up the city’s new proposed rules regarding medical marijuana and how they will be enforced; some current operations face closure. Live on Seattle Channel if you’re not going to City Hall. (4th/5th/Cherry/James)

FRESH AT THE FARM STAND: As previewed here earlier this week, the High Point Market Garden Farm Stand‘s opening earlier this year, and you can buy fresh-grown organic produce there every Wednesday, 4-7 pm, starting today, through September. (32nd/Juneau)

WEST SEATTLE PRAYERS FOR CHARLESTON: 6:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, you’re invited to join in prayers for the Charleston, S.C., massacre victims, one week later, as previewed here. (3050 California SW)

GO THROW! West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee‘s 6:30 pm weekly pickup game is tonight at Fairmount Playfield. (Fauntleroy/Brandon)

MOTOPONY, LIVE AT EASY STREET: 7 pm at Easy Street Records, free all-ages album-release show by Motopony – more info in our calendar listing. (California/Alaska)

POEMS & STORIES AT C & P: It’s the monthly Poetrybridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, featuring Mike Hickey this month, and community-microphone readers; details here. (5612 California SW)

LOOK UP! First-quarter moon tonight, and the latest Skies Over West Seattle says moonrise/ moonset provide optimal viewing – check the times here.

West Seattle Tuesday: Block Watch Captains’ Network; story times; music; dancing; more…

June 23, 2015 at 8:59 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

Take two minutes for a calming close-up look at West Seattle sea life, courtesy of “Diver Laura” James, who shared that with us last night, to share with you. And now … a look ahead to what’s happening above water today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

BABY STORY TIME: 10:30 am at Southwest Library, bring your newborn-through-1-year-old to enjoy fun stories, songs, rhymes. (35th/Henderson)

ZYDECO DANCING AT SALTY’S: 6-9 pm event at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), including dance lesson, dancing, cocktail, appetizer – but call quick to make sure room’s still available! (1936 Harbor SW)

TUESDAY TUNEUP: Also at Salty’s tonight, starting at 6:30 pm, no-cover live piano, accordion, and saxophone, and fundraising for ReAct Theatre – details here. (1936 Harbor SW)

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS’ NETWORK: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct (and you’re welcome to come as early as 6 pm to network and get your materials for this year’s Night Out), with special guest SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Solomon talking about the new safety plan in the works for Denny International Middle School and vicinity. Last WSBWCN meeting until September – more info on the WSBWCN website. All welcome, Block Watch involvement not a prerequisite. (Webster/Delridge)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm tonight at Delridge Library – all ages welcome to enjoy stories and rhymes. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

NIGHTLIFE TONIGHT … see the listings on our calendar!

West Seattle Monday: Swimming, hiking, reading, more…

June 22, 2015 at 9:38 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(WSB photo: Young sidewalk-art creator at Saturday’s Morgan Junction Community Festival)

Happy Monday! Quick look ahead at what’s up for the rest of today/tonight:

COLMAN POOL NOW 7 DAYS A WEEK: Through Labor Day, the city-run outdoor pool on the shore at Lincoln Park is open daily – see the schedule here.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: 1-7 pm blood drive today at Holy Rosary (closed for break 3-4 pm) – details in our calendar listing. (42nd/Genesee)

SEE A RESTORED FOREST: 6:30 pm hike through part of the West Duwamish Greenbelt with the Nature Consortium. Free, but please register – our calendar listing shows you how. (14th SW/SW Holly)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. (35th/Raymond)

MORE! on our calendar.

West Seattle Sunday: 7 possibilities for the rest of your weekend

June 21, 2015 at 9:58 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Saturday sunset, with moon & more, by James Bratsanos; find tonight’s sunset/moonrise/etc., here)
Happy Father’s Day! A few possibilities from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FARMERS’ MARKET IN THE STREET, WEEK TWO: As previewed last night, 10 am-2 pm, it’s the second week of the West Seattle Farmers’ Market in its new location – California SW between Alaska and Oregon – and dads who check in at the market info booth will get a Father’s Day gift, a $2 Market Buck to use while shopping.

GREYHOUND MEET-AND-GREET: 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District – details here. (2611 California SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm, visit the home of West Seattle’s history. (61st/Stevens)

COLMAN POOL: Noon-7 pm, second day of this summer’s seven-day-a-week schedule at West Seattle’s only waterfront outdoor public pool. (Walk in from either Lincoln Park entrance)

FATHER’S DAY BARBECUE AND CARNIVAL: Noon-1:30 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, all welcome – details in our calendar listing. (California/Hill)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: The US Coast Guard Auxiliary says its volunteers are back today and ready to welcome dads (and everybody else interested in a free tour of the lighthouse). First tour 1:30 pm, last tour 3:40 pm. (3201 Alki SW)

CLUB SHOSTAKOVICH: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall, wrap up your weekend with a classical-music treat – details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

THERE’S MORE, AS USUAL … just click over to the full calendar to see.

West Seattle Saturday: Morgan & Westwood festivals; solstice sunset viewing; lots more to do today/tonight…

June 20, 2015 at 7:59 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

Thanks to pilot/photographer Long Bach Nguyen for the aerial view of the heart of Morgan Junction, where you’ll find today’s biggest spotlighted event. It’s in this highlight list from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MEGA-PARKING-LOT SALE: 8:30 am-4 pm today (and again tomorrow), it’s the second day of this big sale in the lot at Shorewood Christian School, as explained here. (10300 28th SW)

FOR MORE GARAGE/RUMMAGE SALES … see the (free!) listings in the WSB Forum‘s Freebies/Deals/Sales section.

RELAY FOR LIFE OF WEST SEATTLE: The cancer-fighting fundraiser started last night at 6 at West Seattle Stadium (WSB coverage here), and wraps up at 9 am. (4432 35th SW)

ERCOLINI PARK EVENT: A group of West Seattleites plans to be at Ercolini Park today “passing out free snacks and coffee, facilitating giant games like Jenga and checkers, and sharing a Father’s Day craft table from 9 am-1 pm. Why? All because they LOVE our West Seattle Community. Feel free to come out to Ercolini and join them for the fun!” (4542 48th SW)

WESTWOOD VILLAGE STREET FAIR: 10 am-6 pm at Westwood Village Shopping Center, it’s the annual festival with a big lineup of entertainment and activities, including bouncy toys and the ever-popular train ride – details here. (2600 SW Barton)

BENEFIT CAR WASH: 10 am-3 pm, get your vehicle clean at West Seattle High School cheerleaders’ benefit car wash at Les Schwab. (Fauntleroy/Alaska)

MORGAN JUNCTION COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: 10:30 am-6 pm at Morgan Junction Park and in the lots behind Zeeks Pizza (WSB sponsor) and Feedback Lounge and alongside Washington Federal, you’ll find live music, kids’ activities, dog contests/parade, food, even local authors and City Council candidates. The festival is presented by the Morgan Community Association, with co-sponsors including WSB; lots of info here (and live coverage here on WSB once the festival starts) – see you there! (California/Fauntleroy)

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN WORK PARTY/TOUR: Stop by any time between 10 am and 4 pm to join in – details here. The garden is on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

LINCOLN LOGS CONTEST: 10:30 am-4 pm at the aforementioned Morgan Junction Community Festival, stop by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s booth for this guessing game, explained here.

FURRY FACES PLANT SALE: Noon-4 pm, it’s “Plants for Pets,” benefiting Furry Faces Foundationdetails here. (3809 46th SW)

COLMAN POOL’S SUMMER SEASON BEGINS: Today’s the day that 7-day-a-week summer season starts at Colman Pool on the shore at Lincoln Park, noon-7 pm. See the session schedule here.

**NO LIGHTHOUSE TOURS TODAY***: No tours at the Alki Point Lighthouse today but the US Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers want you to know it WILL be open for tours tomorrow afternoon (which as you probably know is Father’s Day).

DUWAMISH TRIBE GALA: 4-8 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, it’s the annual gala dinner and art auction – details here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

SOLSTICE SUNSET VIEWING WITH ALICE: 8:45 pm, be at the Solstice Park overlook to enjoy the sunset and to learn about astronomy with Alice Enevoldsen of Alice’s Astro Info and Skies Over West Seattle. The park is uphill from the tennis courts across from the north end of Lincoln Park. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

LIVE MUSIC: Listings for C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), The Skylark, the West Seattle Eagles, Feedback Lounge, plus more West Seattle nightlife, all on the calendar.

Four highlights for the rest of your West Seattle Friday

June 19, 2015 at 11:13 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

(Photo by Trileigh Tucker: Baby chestnut-backed chickadee awaiting food-bearing parent)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

MEGA-PARKING-LOT SALE: Until 4 pm today (and again tomorrow), go check out the thousands of items on sale in the lot at Shorewood Christian School, as explained here. (10300 28th SW)

RELAY FOR LIFE: Starting with the opening ceremony at 6 tonight, the cancer-fighting all-night fundraiser at West Seattle Stadium continues into Saturday morning. Find info on the West Seattle Relay for Life webpage – that’s also where you can make an online donation, and find (scroll all the way down the page) the full schedule of events, including the ones open to the public including the opening and closing ceremonies and, at 10 tonight, the lighting of luminaria to remember loved ones lost to cancer. (4432 35th SW)

FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT HPIC: Doors open at the Highland Park Improvement Club at 6, movie at 7 – no admission charge, but bring $ for fundraising concessions. Details (including movie hint) here. (12th/Holden)

SWING DANCING IN FAUNTLEROY: 6:30 pm lessons, 7 pm music and dancing with the West Seattle Big Band as you “Swing Into Summer” at The Hall at Fauntleroy! Not too late to buy your ticket online – the link and other info can be found in our preview from earlier this week. (9131 California SW)


West Seattle Thursday: Junction art; global sustainability; business networking; music & dance via Duwamish Revealed …

June 18, 2015 at 10:25 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

One more look at that showstopper sunset from Wednesday night – courtesy of David Hutchinson. (Here’s our gallery of photos shared last night – thank you again to everyone who shares photos, from sunsets to breaking news and more!) Between now and tonight’s sunset, whatever it brings, here are the spotlight events from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TODDLER STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library – stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! (35th/Raymond)

BUSINESS NETWORKING: Join the West Seattle chapter of I Take The Lead for a networking event tonight at 6 pm at Pizzeria 22 – details in our calendar listing. (4213 SW College)

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: This month’s rescheduled meeting is tonight at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. From JuNO director René Commons:

Lezlie Jane, West Seattle artist, will engage our community with a presentation for two art installations she is creating for Junction 47 – the new building on California & Alaska, kitty-corner from Easy Street Records. There are 11 small glass sculptures and 10 historical bronze panels planned for exterior niches around the building. JuNO has been involved with the WS Community group working with the City behind the scenes for five years to seek amenities like wider sidewalks, underground utilities and artwork for our community. We will discuss concepts for 10 historical panels and glass sculptures.

Please join us if you can to provide community input!

All are welcome. (Oregon/California)

SEATTLE FOLLOWUP TO POPE’S ENVIRONMENTAL ENCYCLICAL: Pope Francis has declared climate change to be “one of the principal challenges facing humanity.” Now what? As previewed here, all are welcome at Our Lady of Guadalupe tonight at 7 pm for an event reacting to and exploring the Pope’s declaration and how to live more sustainably. (35th/Myrtle)

OPEN MICROPHONE AT C & P: Monthly “Unplugged!” open-microphone event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm; details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

DUWAMISH REVEALED: Just across the river tonight at 7, it’s the next event in this all-along-the-river ongoing art project:

An evening of folkloric song and dance along the river, at The Estuary:

The Lonely Coast (Valerie Holt & Anne Mathews) perform close-harmony duets of folk and traditional music from Europe and the Americas.

Ballet Folklorico Angeles de Mexico shares Mexican culture in a welcoming environment where people from 5 to 105 can have fun and experience traditions from all over Mexico. Founder and director Aurelia Ramos has over 30 years of folkloric dancing experience. As part of Duwamish Revealed, she and her dance partner Jose Antonio Malagon Garcia “Pepe” will be teaching a 12-week series of free folkloric dance workshops, ending with a performance at the Duwamish Water Festival on Sunday, Aug. 16th. All are welcome. Workshops May 16 – August 8 on Saturdays, 2-6 pm at the South Park Neighborhood Center (8201 10th Ave S); and Tuesdays, 6:30-10 pm at Holy Family School (9622 20th Ave SW).

The address for tonight’s event is 4651 Diagonal Ave. S. (just off East Marginal Way)

BEYOND WHAT YOU SEE ABOVE … browse our calendar, right now or any time.

West Seattle Wednesday: Council candidates @ Youngstown; Kids’ Night @ WordsWest; college; comedy; coworking…

June 17, 2015 at 9:45 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Photographed at Alki last weekend by Joe Szilagyi)

That dog looks like a potential Bark of Morgan candidate … but the festival’s not until Saturday. Right now, we’re looking ahead to the rest of today/tonight – five highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LEAVE YOUR HOME (OR COFFEE SHOP) OFFICE … at noon today, to go meet others working nontraditionally in West Seattle, during the free weekly meetup at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), this area’s only coworking center. (6040 California SW)

LOOKING AHEAD TO COLLEGE: Don’t wait to learn the hard way that it’s never too soon to start planning. Check out this free workshop for youth looking ahead, at High Point Community Center, 4-5 pm – details here. (6940 34th SW)

KIDS’ NIGHT @ WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 6 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this month’s event is “Kids’ Night at WordsWest ­- Build a Summer Reading List! with Sundee Frazier and Charles & Elisheba Johnson” – details here. And Leslie Sumida from the West Seattle Library is the featured “favorite poem” reader. (5612 California SW)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES? Tonight’s 7 pm forum presented by the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council includes a chance for you to give instant feedback (it’ll be explained as the forum begins). The format:

Round 1 – Each candidate draws a Delridge Priority from a special hat and allotted five minutes to address the priority.

Round 2 – Each candidate will present on the Delridge Priority of their choice. Two minutes allotted.

Round 3 – (time permitting) – Freestyle! Candidates will share (what) they would like. One or more minutes allotted, depending on time available.

Come early for dinner – the Spice on Curve Indian-food truck will be on site starting at 6 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

FUNNY @ THE FEEDBACK: 8 pm comedy at Feedback Lounge in Morgan Junction – see the lineup here. (6451 California SW)

West Seattle Tuesday: Crime Prevention Council; Bee Garden storytime; free chamber music; more…

June 16, 2015 at 9:58 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Monday sunrise – photo by Lynn Hall)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

BEE GARDEN STORY TIME: Just about to start – first Tuesday morning story time at the West Seattle Bee Garden in High Point! 10 am. (31st/Graham)

CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE TALKS LOW-RISE ZONING: Followup to the public hearing two weeks ago (previewed here) – 2 pm at City Hall, the council’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee talks again about the proposed changes to low-rise zoning (the areas where you primarily see 3- or 4-story apartment buildings, rowhouses, townhouses). West Seattle-residing City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen has proposed 8 of the 9 pending amendments; if you can’t get downtown, you can watch via Seattle Channel.

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL: All are invited as members of the West Seattle Community Orchestras perform chamber music @ The Mount, 7 pm, no admission charge. More info in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: Final meeting before summer break. If you have a concern to bring to local police and your fellow West Seattle neighbors – or if you just want to hear SPD’s latest info on local crime trends – this is the place to be. 7 pm in the meeting room at the Southwest Precinct. (Webster/Delridge)


West Seattle Monday: Beach, books, benefit, and more…

June 15, 2015 at 9:45 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(West Seattle flowers, by Yel0Rose, via the WSB Flickr group)

SECOND-TO-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL … for Seattle Public Schools students, some of whom you might see out on the beach today for field trips because of the following:

LOW TIDE, WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Tide’s out to -2.3 feet at 10:42 this morning; Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out at Constellation and Lincoln Parks until 1 pm today. (P.S. Have you seen this West Seattle octopus video yet?)

HIGHLAND PARK SPRAYPARK: Could be another hot day. Just reminding you that while it’s not wading-pool season yet, the Highland Park Spraypark continues to be open daily, 11 am-8 pm. (1100 SW Cloverdale)

AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP: 2-3 pm, this month’s Afternoon Book Group meets at Southwest Branch Library. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway is this month’s book. (35th/Henderson)

BENEFIT FOR WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS: 3-10 pm, dine at Talarico’s in The Junction and 30 percent of the proceeds go to the WSHS cheer program to help with camp and uniform costs. (4718 California SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP CONVERSATION: 6-7:45 pm at Delridge Branch Library, stop by to talk about everything from the co-op’s progress toward opening, to its summer farmstand, to food access in general – details here. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

AND MORE … for today/tonight/beyond, if you hop over to our calendar!

West Seattle Sunday: The Farmers’ Market moves! and more

June 14, 2015 at 8:18 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

The big event today: The West Seattle Farmers’ Market moves to its new home in the street!

(Photo added 8:48 am, as vendors set up)
FARMERS’ MARKET MOVE: Today is the first day for the West Seattle Farmers’ Market to set up in its new permanent home, California Avenue SW between Oregon and Alaska. Hours are the same, 10 am-2 pm; each Sunday, that block will be off-limits to vehicles 7 am until approximately 4 pm. Check out this WSB update to find out about some of the new vendors. And check out Junction businesses and restaurants while you’re there – some will have celebratory specials, such as WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW, right on the market block). We’ll have a separate story about the first day of the market move – come back to WSB later today or tonight and share your thoughts about it.

Also today:

LAST DAY FOR ZATZ A BETTER BAGEL: As reported here on Friday, the bagel shop in The Admiral District says it’s closing after 20 years, and told us (and others) that today is the last day. (2348 California SW)

(Thanks to the texter who shared this photo of the pool entrance’s relatively new signage)
COLMAN POOL: Final day of the final preseason weekend for Colman Pool on the shore in Lincoln Park, three sessions between noon and 7 pm; see the schedule here.

KITTY HARBOR: West Seattle’s cat/kitten adoption center is open noon-5 pm. (3422 Harbor SW)

NATIVE FOOD ENGINEERING: 1-4 pm, free program at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (doors open at noon), details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

ROY ZIMMERMAN AT KENYON HALL: A lively way to wrap up your weekend – satirical and other original songs, 7:30 pm at historic Kenyon Hall in Sunrise Heights. Details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

Plus a transportation note:

WSF’S SUMMER SCHEDULE: Today’s the first day of the Washington State Ferries summer schedule.

West Seattle Saturday: Nine ways to get your weekend going

June 13, 2015 at 8:18 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Alki Statue of Liberty during Friday night sunset; photo by Jeff Kaufer)
Good morning and happy weekend! In case you hadn’t seen them already on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here’s our list of highlights for today:

WEST SEATTLE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB’S FISHING POND FOR KIDS: The annual tradition is under way right now at Seacrest, under the canopies we photographed Friday evening:

Until 11 am – or until they run out of trout. Poles provided. Free to kids 14 and under. (1660 Harbor SW)

ALKI BEACH CLEANUP: 9 am-11:30 am, Seal Sitters and friends will be on Alki, picking up trash to be sure it doesn’t get into the water and endanger sea life. Details in our Friday night preview. (61st/Alki)

SHOREWOOD ON THE SOUND STREETS OF SALES: Community garage sale in Shorewood today, just south of West Seattle, 9 am-4 pm! More info, and map, here.

BENEFIT BARBECUE LUNCH: At West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 11 am-3:45 pm, get a pulled-pork barbecue sandwich lunch with proceeds going to Pencil Me In For Kids. (California/Fauntleroy)

LONGFELLOW CREEK CELEBRATION: All are invited to join IslandWood School and friends at Greg Davis Park, 11 am-2 pm, to celebrate Longfellow Creek and students’ investigation of this precious West Seattle waterway – details here. (2600 SW Brandon)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm, the home of West Seattle’s history is open for you to visit. ADDED: “And if you have photos from the 1930s and earlier, you can bring them into the museum from noon to 3 p.m. today for scanning as part of a new Seattle history book.” (61st/Stevens)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, CAPERS: The Junction store celebrates its 30th anniversary with cake noon-4 pm, a jewelry trunk show, and more; details in our calendar listing. (4525 California SW)

TOUR THE ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: Free lighthouse tours continue, starting at 1 pm, last tour of the day at 3:40 pm, courtesy of US Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers. (3201 Alki SW)

REMODELING? BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME? Free workshop at 2 pm at award-winning Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor) – call to check if there’s still room; info’s in our calendar listing. (5458 California SW)

CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 2 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, it’s our area’s last high-school commencement ceremony for this school year, sending off the Chief Sealth International High School Class of 2015. (2801 SW Thistle)

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT: C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), the West Seattle Eagles, and The Skylark all have listings on our calendar page.

West Seattle Friday: End-of-school-year celebrations; Sip & Paint; barge concert; more…

June 12, 2015 at 10:53 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

(Bushtit fledgling, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Big fun on the way this afternoon and evening – here are a few highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Some independent/parochial schools are already out for the year; today is the last day – with early dismissal – for several more, including Tilden School (WSB sponsor), Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Holy Rosary. (Anyone else?) Seattle Public Schools‘ last day of classes isn’t until next Tuesday.

‘OUT OF SCHOOL BASH’: 4-7 pm at High Point Community Center, a celebration of the fact school’s ALMOST out, with free hot dogs and hamburgers, plus games, bouncy toys, and entertainment, all kids welcome. (6920 34th SW)

CARNIVAL: You’re also invited to Mount View Elementary School in White Center for a carnival and benefit 4-6 pm today, raising money for its PTA and also for its sister school in Honduras. Facepainting, bouncy houses, raffle prizes, games, more. (10811 12th SW)

‘PARTY PROTEST ON THE SOUND’: In case you missed our early-morning roundup of updates related to Shell at Terminal 5, another Friday night concert has been announced for the protest barge off Don Armeni Boat Ramp, titled “#BringTheBoom: Party Protest on the Sound,” 4-9 pm. Here’s the tentative lineup as tweeted by sponsor Hollow Earth Radio. (1220 Harbor SW)

SIP & PAINT: 6-9 pm benefit tonight at Senior Center of West Seattle – enjoy wine while painting, and take home your creation, as explained here. (Oregon/California)

RYEGRASS AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, this longtime bluegrass band performs at Kenyon Hall to start your weekend off right – details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? See for yourself – for today/tonight, this weekend, and beyond – on our calendar.

P.S. Two weeks after the West Seattle party thrown by KEXP for our neighborhood “winning” the Hood-To-Hood pledge drive last year, today is THIS YEAR’S chance to donate and potentially bring it back next year.

West Seattle Wednesday: Karen Sisson’s sendoff; Port Commission candidates @ 34th DDs; more!

June 10, 2015 at 10:55 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

(Sunset, with geese! Photographed by Heather Gudmundson at Lincoln Park)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

WEEKLY ENTREPRENEUR/HOME-WORKER MEETUP: At West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), our area’s only co-working center, today brings the weekly “informal brown bag lunch for freelancers, independent business professionals, creatives, and entrepreneurs working from home or coffee shops.” Noon-1:15 pm. (6040 California SW)

CELEBRATION FOR KAREN SISSON: You’re invited to the celebration tonight for the now-retired longtime executive director of the Senior Center of West Seattle, Karen Sisson, in whose name the building will be re-dedicated tonight. Thanks to board member Nancy Sorensen for this photo of the plaque that will honor her as well as the building signage we featured here earlier this week:

The party starts at 5 pm at the center with hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar plus live music by cellist Pam Bell, followed by pianist Larry Knapp, 5:40-6:15, and the Ukes, 6:20-6:55 pm. The program at 7 will last about half an hour, concluding with a champagne toast. Again – all welcome! (Oregon/California)

AMERICAN LEGION POST 160: If you have served or are serving in the US Armed Forces, you’re welcome at the monthly meeting @ Post 160 in The Triangle, 6 pm. (3618 SW Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: 6:30 pm at Fairmount Playfield, all ages welcome! (Fauntleroy/Brandon)

PORT COMMISSION CANDIDATES @ 34TH DEMS: The 34th District Democrats‘ monthly meeting tonight includes a candidates’ forum for Seattle Port Commission Position 5, the spot that Bill Bryant is leaving to run for governor. Here’s the agenda. 7 pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)

NIGHTLIFE! Open microphone, karaoke, more – see tonight’s listings on our calendar.

West Seattle Tuesday: Good luck, WSHS Class of 2015! Plus, Admiral, Fauntleroy community meetings, and more

June 9, 2015 at 11:44 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 4 Comments

(Aerial view of Monday’s fog, by Long Bach Nguyen)

Should be a great night for a graduation. The WSHS commencement is one of the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

SEATTLE PORT COMMISSION: The Terminal 5 lease is expected to be a hot topic of discussion again during the comment period of this afternoon’s public meeting, 1 pm at Pier 69 on the downtown waterfront.

‘MEDICARE 101′ WORKSHOP: Free workshop, 3-5 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle – info in our listing. (California/Oregon)

(Sunrise, by James Frankovich)
DINNER MADE EASY: Check to see if there are spots tonight at Dream Dinners – West Seattle (WSB sponsor) – 5:30 pm or 6:45 pm – for this “taste” event! (4701 41st SW)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 6 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, it’s the sendoff for the WSHS Class of 2015. (2801 SW Thistle)

‘THE PRP FACELIFT’: Free educational presentation about skin rejuvenation tonight at 6 at Glow [natural aesthetics] Medispa (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (5400 California SW)

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: Join JuNO at 6:30 tonight for topics including Lezlie Jane‘s art at Spruce and area lighting improvements. Senior Center of West Seattle. (California/Oregon) *Thanks to Diane for catching our error – this meeting is NEXT Tuesday 6/16

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral, with the agenda including “Land Use 101″ – if you’ve ever wondered how to make sense of a project in your neighborhood (or elsewhere in the city), it’s a don’t-miss. (42nd/Lander)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: FCA board meeting at 7 pm tonight at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse meeting room – all welcome. (9131 California SW)

LOTS MORE … on our calendar!

West Seattle Monday: Books, soccer, candidates, more…

June 8, 2015 at 10:39 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

(WSB photo overlooking Fauntleroy ferry dock, taken before this morning’s fog receded)

Happy Monday! Looking ahead to the rest of today/tonight:

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 1:30-3 pm, it’s the twice-monthly meeting of this group in the east dining room at Providence Mount St. Vincent – info in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)

WATCHING THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: The Bridge in Morgan Junction says it’ll be showing every match; at 4:30 pm today, the US takes on Australia. (California/Graham)

EVENING BOOK GROUPS: Both meet at 6:45 pm, all welcome. At Southwest Library (35th/Henderson), they’re reading “A Happy Marriage” by Rafael Yglesias; at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (4306 42nd SW), they’re reading “Out of Egypt” by Andre Aciman.

NO NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETING: NDNC has canceled tonight’s monthly meeting, in part because of the following event:

MEET THE CANDIDATES: As previewed here again over the weekend, the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council will host a candidates’ forum tonight – primarily for City Council District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) candidates, though we’re told some others might be there – “candi-dating” style, which means you’ll be at a table and candidates will circulate between tables. All welcome, 7 pm, Pathfinder K-8 cafeteria. (1901 SW Genesee)

West Seattle Sunday: Everybody in the water! Plus, music & more

June 7, 2015 at 7:42 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

(Today’s sunrise, photographed by Kimberly Newlove)

More summer-ish weather on the way today! So we’re starting with:

STAYING COOL – SPRAYPARK & PUBLIC POOLS: First, a reminder that city-run wading pools are NOT open yet – still a few weeks away. Highland Park Spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) *is* open every day, 11 am-8 pm. Our area’s only public outdoor swimming pool, city-run Colman Pool in Lincoln Park, is open for another pre-season weekend day today, noon-7 pm (schedule here). And indoor city-run Southwest Pool (2801 SW Thistle) has sessions between 11 am and 6 pm today (schedule here).

Here’s what else is up:

FINAL IN-THE-LOT FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, as noted here last night, it’s the final West Seattle Farmers’ Market in the longtime parking lot location at 44th/Alaska – starting NEXT Sunday (June 14th), the market moves out into California SW between Oregon and Alaska.

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: 10 am at Fairmount Park. (Fauntleroy/Brandon)

SOCCER SEASON FINALE: Last Sunday afternoon of games all over the peninsula for the West Seattle Soccer Club‘s Champions League season.

BEACH NATURALISTS: Today’s low tide isn’t all that low – -1.0 feet at 3:04 pm – but low enough that Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists are out at Constellation and Lincoln Parks, 1:45-4:15 pm.

CHORAL CONCERT: 3 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, enjoy the West Seattle-based Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club‘s spring concert. (California/Hill)

FIVE BUCK BAND: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

VISITING FROM RUSSIA: 5 pm at Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood, the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble performs.

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD … via our calendar! (And if you have an event coming up that you think belongs on it – please send us the info, plain text in the body of your e-mail, at least a week in advance – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!)

West Seattle Saturday: WSHS All-School Reunion; SLHS benefit car wash; BBQ cookoff to help food banks; Meaningful Movies; more!

June 6, 2015 at 7:38 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Seattle Chinese Garden from the air, by Long Bach Nguyen. Open today, 11:30 am-5 pm!)
We start today’s preview with a transportation reminder:

METRO TRANSIT SCHEDULE CHANGES TODAY: That includes service addition/restoration from what you’re paying via voter-approved Prop. 1. Our West Seattle breakdown is here.

Now, the highlights of what else is happening, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 am-11 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle, $6/person at the door, no advance tickets required; details here.

TLC FOR LINCOLN PARK: 9 am, meet Friends of Lincoln Park in the main lot; wear long sleeves/pants and sturdy shoes/boots. (Fauntleroy & Rose)

DELRIDGE PROJECTS WORKSHOP: 3-in-1 way to talk about how you’d like to see eastern West Seattle improve, explained here. 9:30-noon at Southwest Teen Life Center. (2801 SW Thistle)

CAR WASH: 9:30 am-3:30 pm at the West Seattle Eagles lot in The Junction, $10 car washes to benefit the Seattle Lutheran High School cheer squad. (4426 California SW)

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: 10 am-2 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center; details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way)

BE A SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUNTEER: 11 am-1 pm, be at the Log House Museum to find out why you can help without having to be a history expert. Lots of ways to help the volunteer-powered Southwest Seattle Historical Society. (61st/Stevens)

BARBECUE COOKOFF BENEFIT FOR FOOD BANKS: 11:30 am-2:30 pm at Daystar Retirement Village, come have a barbecue lunch and help the West Seattle and White Center Food Banks. Everybody welcome! Info here. (2615 SW Barton)

KITTY HARBOR’S FIRST WEEKEND: West Seattle’s nonprofit cat/kitten adoption center is officially open for the season, noon-5 pm; details here. (3422 Harbor SW)

COLMAN POOL: Another pre-season weekend starts today at the outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park – noon-7 pm; see the schedule here.

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: First free tour at 1, last at 3:40, with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers. (3201 Alki SW)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL ALL-SCHOOL REUNION: 2 pm, sign in at WSHS; 3-5:30 pm, gather with your fellow WSHS alums, as detailed in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA: If you notice the sailboats in the bay this afternoon – the fundraising Leukemia Cup Regatta starts from Magnolia at 2 pm.

FOR WINE LOVERS: 3-8 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), last of three days for the Northwest Wine Academy‘s spring-release event. North end of campus. (6000 16th SW)

MEET AUTHOR ARLEEN WILLIAMS: 3-6 pm, she’ll be at Beveridge Place Pub, as previewed in our Friday look at upcoming author events. (6413 California SW)

FUNDRAISER FOR CSWS: The Community School of West Seattle‘s scholarship fund is the beneficiary of a night of fun at Emerald City Trapeze Arts, starting at 6 pm – details here. (2702 6th Ave. S.)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: Doors at 6:30 pm for “Do the Math,” movie at 7 followed by discussion and community announcements; details in our calendar listing. Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way)

BON-FULTON @ C & P: 7-9 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) hosts live music, no cover. (5612 California SW)

AND OF COURSE THERE’S EVEN MORE … if you check our calendar.

West Seattle Friday: Author, art, presidential politics, Corner Bar, kayaking; more…

June 5, 2015 at 10:26 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Constellation Park photo by Lynn Hall)
Good morning! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight:

MORNING FYI: Students from two local elementaries are walking to Alki this morning for a Southwest Seattle Historical Society photo-op at the Homestead. Watch for photos here later (and/or check out the WSB Instagram feed for sneak peeks)!

LOW-LOW TIDE: Out to -2.3 feet at 1:30 pm.

SARAH FOX @ WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 5-7 pm at Westwood Village Barnes & Noble – as previewed in our early-morning roundup of local authors’ upcoming eventsSarah Fox will read from her book “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West.” Full details on the series-presenting Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s website. (2800 SW Barton)

CORNER BAR AT HPIC: The monthly pop-up bar at the Highland Park Improvement Club is tonight, featuring McTuff and DJ Richdetails on the HPIC website. (12th/Holden)

‘DUWAMISH REVEALED’ OPENING: Not in West Seattle, but the 4-month, multiple-location “Duwamish Revealed” art project – previewed here last weekend – has its grand opening tonight at 7 pm with a sound and sculpture show at the site dubbed The Estuary. (4651 Diagonal Ave. S.)

FLOTILLA & CONCERT: 6-10 pm tonight, this webpage says organizers of the ongoing anti-Shell demonstrations will present a concert on the “Solar Pioneer/People’s Platform” barge off Don Armeni Boat Ramp, and a demonstration flotilla with kayakers carrying lanterns. (1222 Harbor SW)

POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE’S VISIT: 7 pm at West Seattle Tool Library, Dr. Jill Stein, described as the Green Party‘s potential presidential candidate (she was its nominee in 2012), will visit for a meet-and-greet. If you can’t be there for the entire event, her presentation is scheduled at around 7:30 pm, with dessert potluck at 8:15, Q/A at 8:30. WSTL is on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

MORE … just check our calendar!

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