West Seattle, Washington
Thanks to James Bratsanos for capturing the brief moment this morning when the sunrise turned the Olympics’ new snowcaps pink, before the grayness reclaimed it all. Now, on to what’s ahead for the rest of today/tonight. First, as Hallo-week begins, here are two events from the WSB Halloween (etc.) Guide:
DECORATE SUGAR SKULLS: 4-6 pm, faculty and families of the Southwest Early Learning Bilingual Preschool are inviting you to join them in decorating sugar skulls for an upcoming Dia De Los Muertos celebration! At the SWEL Bilingual Preschool. (5405 Delridge Way SW)
HARVEST FESTIVAL, 5-7 pm at The Salvation Army‘s gym. “Come dressed up in costumes to win a costume contest, play carnival games, win prizes, and of course- a ton of candy before Halloween even gets here! Free. Fun. Safe. All ages. No drugs or alcohol permitted.” (9050 16th SW)
And from our regular year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
TINKERLAB DROP-IN: 6 pm at Delridge Library, this week’s drop-in Tinkerlab STEM-based crafts focus on “Future Fashion” – details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
ALL-AGES MONDAY QUIZ: 7:30 pm at The Skylark. Free! (3803 Delridge Way SW)
CRACKER FACTORY AT WSBC: 8 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company in The Triangle, live music with Cracker Factory. No cover; 21+. (4515 Fauntleroy Way SW)
PUB QUIZ @ SHADOWLAND: 8 pm at Shadowland in The Junction, they have questions, you have answers! (California SW/SW Oregon)
SOMETHING FOR THE CALENDAR AND/OR HALLOWEEN (ETC.) GUIDE? E-mail the info – plain text in the body of your e-mail, please, not as an attachment – to firstname.lastname@example.org; thank you!
P.S. Reminder – Southwest Pool is closed for the next three weeks, as previewed/explained here.
Good morning! First, this weekend’s road-work reminder:
LOWER SPOKANE STREET DETOURS: Through tonight, you need to be aware of the detours if you’re headed for Harbor Island or using other parts of the surface route east of the low bridge – details are in this SDOT alert.
Now, the happenings – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. The WSFM is open year-round. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
SKI SWAP: 11 am-4 pm, it’s the annual West Seattle Ski Swap, presented by Mountain to Sound Outfitters at Post 160 next door. (3618 SW Alaska)
SNOOP YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE FEATURING COACH SNOOP DOGG: It’s the West Coast Clash – Seattle Ravens vs. Pomona Steelers – at noon at West Seattle Stadium, presented by the Snoop Youth Football League – whose founder Coach Snoop Dogg will be on hand – and Seattle Parks. Lots of background in this Seattle Medium preview. Tickets $5 youth/$10 adults. (4432 35th SW)
JUNCTION EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION HUB OPENS: Noon-3 pm, a special chance to go get familiar with West Seattle’s newest volunteer-powered Emergency Communication Hub – the 13th Hub is in The Junction, in the parking lot at Hope Lutheran Church. (42nd SW/SW Oregon)
FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL: 2-5 pm in and around Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, The Hall at Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Church/YMCA, it’s three big hours of fun – see the activity list/schedule here! Everything’s free except the food if you choose to indulge – here’s the list of what’s being sold and at what price. Go have a great time! (9131-9140 California SW)
LIZ NAVARRO @ C & P: Texas singer-songwriter performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
MAGGIE LAIRD @ SKYLARK: All-ages show, 6-9 pm, $5 cover, at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
Happy Saturday! We start with a traffic/road-work alert:
LOWER SPOKANE STREET DETOURS: The work that was postponed last weekend is happening right now, so be aware of the detours if you’re headed for Harbor Island or using other parts of the surface route east of the low bridge – this SDOT alert has the details.
But why leave? So much is going on right here on the peninsula. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
FAUNTNEAU TRIANGLE WORK PARTY: 9 am-noon, help start the transformation of the Fauntleroy/Juneau/39th triangle – more info in our calendar listing.
THIS YEAR’S LAST FREE TAI CHI @ ALKI: Final scheduled Saturday session this year for free Tai Chi at Alki Beach with Caylen Storm, 9 am. (61st/Alki)
CLICK! HOBO TRUNK SHOW & HOLIDAY LAUNCH: 10 am-2 pm at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), the holiday launch of Hobo handbags and wallets (photo added 11:56 am):
Full details here. (4540 California SW)
KITCHEN AND BATH TENT SALE, FINAL DAY: OK, here’s one reason to go off-peninsula for a bit … Abbrio in SODO is sponsoring WSB right now to make sure you know about this big sale that wraps up today, 10 am-4 pm, “over $400,000 (list) worth of brand name fixtures, faucets, appliances and accessories that we’re selling below our cost! American Standard, Grohe, Moen, TOTO and much more! Everything is new, in factory boxes and in great condition. We have a wide variety of surplus, obsolete (mfr. changed model #s) and display merchandise – priced to sell at up to 75% off suggested list!” (5964 6th Ave. S.)
DRUG TAKEBACK DAY: 10 am-2 pm, bring your unwanted/unneeded/expired prescription drugs (no liquids) to the Southwest Precinct for anonymous, no-questions-asked dropoff as part of the twice-yearly Drug Takeback Day. Could be life-saving. (2300 SW Webster)
FIREFIGHTERS RETURN FROM RIDE: Around 10 am, if you see fire engines and a fireboat near Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, don’t be worried – it’s part of a celebration for local firefighters returning from a cross-country charity-benefiting bicycle ride. (61st/Alki)
DENNY LEARNING GARDEN REVIVAL: 11 am-4 pm, join The Little Red Hen Project and friends at Denny International Middle School as they work to revive its learning garden. Your help would be most welcome; here’s our preview. (2601 SW Kenyon)
VIETNAMESE STORYTIME: 11:30 am-noon, bring kids 3+ to Delridge Library for stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
OUNCES’ SOFT OPEN: Noon today is when the doors are expected to open at Ounces in North Delridge; here’s our most recent preview. They’re planning two soft-open weeks before grand-opening festivities the weekend of November 4th. (3809 Delridge Way SW) Update: Opening postponed.
MAKE ART! 1-3 pm, drop-in paint-by-numbers at Southwest Library, part of the annual Community Art Showcase (admire the art that your neighbors are displaying, while you’re there). Free. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
SOLSTICE P-PATCH FALL FESTIVAL: Also featured in the WSB West Seattle Halloween/Fall/etc. Guide – 2-5 pm – “Rain or shine, we will be @ SW Webster and Fauntleroy Way SW (next to Lincoln Park Annex tennis courts) – Pumpkin Carving/Painting, Plant Sale, Refreshments, Organic Produce/Home Preserves, Local grown apples. Come and join the fun.”
THREE BANDS: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, “junkyard jazz” with Band of Certainty, X-RAY, Manta Chordata. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Have a great day/night, whatever you plan to do! And check back with WSB for 24/7 news/event coverage.
Highlights of what’s happening today/tonight in West Seattle:
KID-FRIENDLY FOOD DRIVE WITH COSTUME DISCOUNTS: Starting today, Again & Again/Kid-Friendly Footwear (WSB sponsor) in The Junction is launching a “Kid-Friendly Food Drive” for the West Seattle Food Bank Backpack Program starting today. A donation gets you 50% off a Halloween costume (and part of the costume proceeds benefit WestSide Baby). Full details in our calendar listing – the store’s open until 7 tonight. (4832 California SW)
CITY COUNCILMEMBER OFFICE HOURS: Councilmember Lisa Herbold is at the Senior Center of West Seattle today for in-district office hours, noon-7 pm. Walk-ins welcome. (SW Oregon/California SW)
HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY DINNER AND SQUARE DANCE: Dinner at 6, square dancing with a live string band 7-9 pm, all ages welcome, free! Donations accepted as a Highland Park Elementary PTA fundraiser. (1012 SW Trenton)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: 6 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), Franklin vs. Chief Sealth; 7 pm at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW), Lakeside vs. O’Dea.
MOVIE NIGHT AT HPIC: Doors at Highland Park Improvement Club open at 6, short at 6:15, movie at 7, both featuring Scooby-Doo! Free, with concessions available for purchase. More info in our calendar listing. (12th SW/SW Holden)
KARRIE PAVISH ANDERSON: Songs full of hope at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. (5612 California SW)
MALLET HEAD: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall, it’s a new episode in West Seattle native Tom Collier‘s popular “Mallet Head” concert series featuring vibraphone and marimba, plus guest artists. Details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)
THREE BANDS: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern – details in our calendar listing. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … on our complete-calendar page!
MONSTER DASH FUNDRAISER AT ZIPPY’S: All day/night at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center, a percentage of proceeds will go to the West Seattle Monster Dash – the benefit for local Cooperative Preschools, coming up October 29th. More info on today’s benefit is in our calendar listing. (9614 14th SW)
EARTHQUAKE DRILL: You should already know whether your workplace, school, etc. is participating in today’s 10:20 am nationwide drill – but just in case it’s news to you and you see/hear something worrisome, it’s only a drill!
HAUNTED HOUSE: From the WSB West Seattle Halloween Guide – Haunted House at High Point Community Center: “Enter and get ready to be scared in this amazing High Point Community Center Haunted House built by the neighborhood teens. All proceeds help fund High Point Teen programming.” 5:30-7 pm, ages 8 and up, $2. (6920 34th SW)
CIRCLE OF SINGLES: For singles 60+, at Copper Coin in The Admiral District, 5 pm. (2329 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: 6 pm orientation, 6:30 pm potluck, 7 pm presentation by the Urban Homestead Foundation. More info in our calendar listing; all welcome. At the Sisson Building/Senior Center. (SW Oregon/California SW)
SEATTLE SYMPHONY SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS: Come early to see the Chief Sealth IHS String Ensemble at 6:30 pm; Seattle Symphony and WSCO play at 7 pm. CSIHS Auditorium. Free! (2600 SW Thistle)
SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 7-8:30 pm, prospective families are welcome to visit Seattle Lutheran HS. The open house starts in the gym. (4100 SW Genesee)
NOT DEAD YET: They’re back! Live tonight at Whisky West in Morgan Junction, 7:30 pm. (6451 California SW)
KO ELECTRIC: Live “electric jazz” at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
FIND MORE … on our complete calendar page.
Much happening today/tonight. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COWORKING MEETUP: Wednesday means it’s the weekly 12 pm-1:15 pm meetup at West Seattle’s only coworking center, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor) – drop by, bring your lunch, meet new people! (6040 California SW)
(added) DINE-OUT BENEFIT: Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery in The Junction is hosting “a fundraiser for Holy Rosary today from 2-9 pm and donating 10 % of sales back to the school (excluding gift cards, gratuities and taxes).” Shelby’s adds that they “would love to assist other schools or school organizations raise funds as well.” (California/Edmunds)
DEBATE WATCHING: Don’t want to watch the third and final presidential debate (6 pm our time, live from Las Vegas) at home? You have at least four options in West Seattle:
Parliament Tavern (4210 SW Admiral Way) – they advise arriving early (5:30ish) to get a seat – Happy Hour prices throughout the debate
Sound & Fog (4735 40th SW) – Coffee, beer, wine, pizza.
OutWest (California/Brandon) – Happy Hour until the debate is over
Admiral Bird (California/Admiral) –
Anyone else? Please let us know so we can add to the list!
DEBATE ALTERNATIVE AT WORDSWEST: As previewed here earlier this week, WordsWest Literary Series offers you a night of “Literary Citizenship” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: The City Council hasn’t yet finalized the mayor’s plan to cut ties with, recognition of, and support for neighborhood district councils – it got some discussion in Tuesday afternoon’s budget deliberations. But the DNDC is going forward. What’s the plan for next year? That’s on the agenda tonight, 7 pm, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: MoCA’s quarterly meeting has a BIG agenda. In the downstairs community rooms at The Kenney:
If you own property inside the Morgan Junction Urban Village, your land is proposed to be rezoned. Please come to the meeting for more details, or watch for the posting of the maps and additional information on the City’s HALA page.
INTRODUCTIONS & MORGAN MINUTE UPDATES
2016 NSF applications – what’s next
California at Juneau – pedestrian and bike safety project
Morgan Junction Mural status
35th Ave SW – Phase II update
New Web Host
Lowman Beach Seawall
SW District Council updates
Murray CSO Update
HALA Focus Group Update
SW Precinct Advisory Group
Westside Neighbors Network
Survey results for 37th Ave SW Greenway
Morgan Park Expansion Planning Committee
Morgan Festival 2017
Beyond MoCA Boundaries
(7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)
SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: Live music! Now at 7 pm Wednesday nights at Whisky West. (6451 California SW)
THE TIKIGRAPHS: 8 pm, right after presidential-debate viewing, at Parliament Tavern. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MUCH MORE … for today/tonight; just check our complete calendar page.
(Sanderling in the surf, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Five highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight:
COMMUNITY PREVENTION AND WELLNESS INITIATIVE COALITION: 4 pm at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center, this meeting is for people who “are passionate about preventing youth substance abuse and making a difference” in the community – more information in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way)
AUTHOR READING: Christopher Anderson reads from “Economy and Ecology: How Capitalism Brought Us to the Brink” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 6-8 pm. (5612 California SW)
TUESDAY TUNE-UP FOR CAMP VICTORY: 6:30-8:30 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), tonight’s Tuesday Tune-Up event supports Camp Victory, for 5-to-18-year-olds who are survivors of sexual assault. More information in our calendar listing. Live music, no cover but donations gratefully accepted. (1936 Harbor SW)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, your monthly opportunity to hear from local police about crime trends and to tell them about your neighborhood crime/safety concerns. This month’s guest speaker is from our region’s major law-enforcement training center. (2300 SW Webster)
TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER: Show your trivia mastery while helping the Senior Center of West Seattle raise $, 7:30 pm at the center, with legendary local trivia host Phil Tavel. Details in our calendar listing. (SW Oregon/California SW)
Don’t let the rain keep you home. Here’s some of what you can do today in West Seattle:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, year-round, rain or shine. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Edmunds)
BARBECUE BENEFIT AT HALFTIME: Also in The Junction, at halftime of today’s Seahawks game, great food for a great cause:
Hot S’Awesome & Dell’ish will be hosting a fundraising halftime meal at the West Seattle Eagles Aerie #2643 during today’s Seahawks game in an effort to raise money for the Strong4Sam Foundation and Project Violet. Food, drinks, raffles, & football will be had. Entry is free, but donations to the foundation are encouraged.
Cash bar. 100% of the proceeds from food sales, raffle tickets, and auction products, & donations go directly to the Strong4Sam foundation in support of Project Violet.
(4426 California SW)
COUNCILMEMBER LARRY GOSSETT @ SOUTHWEST STORIES: 2 pm at High Point Library, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett is this month’s teller of “Southwest Stories“ – here’s his video invitation, courtesy of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, which presents the series along with the Seattle Public Library:
(35th SW/SW Raymond)
WOUNDED HEALER ECUMENICAL LITURGY: 5:30 pm, the year-long Our Lady of Guadalupe focus on mental health closes with this event, inviting all to “meditate on mental, physical and emotional limitations that get in the way of living our lives abundantly.” More info in our calendar listing. (35th SW/SW Myrtle)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP TODAY/TONIGHT … via our complete calendar.
(AFTERNOON NOTE – CONTINUING TO UPDATE cancellations/closure list as info comes in)
So far, we’ve received word of four cancellations because of the impending storm, so we start our daily preview with those:
NOT HAPPENING TODAY/TONIGHT – POSTPONED OR CANCELED
*Solstice P-Patch Harvest Festival
*Hate-Free Delridge vigil
*Lions Club Oktoberfest dinner
*Mutts & Martinis “Yappy Hour”
(added, per principal) *Chief Sealth IHS homecoming dance
(added, per e-mail) *YMCA women’s swim
(added, per e-mail)*Highland Park Improvement Club Harvest Dinner, rescheduled
We can’t guarantee those are the only cancellations, but since the wind warning doesn’t take effect until mid-afternoon (with the National Weather Service currently expecting peak winds 4-9 pm), morning events are probably safe.
Three things in particular we know ARE happening:
DELRIDGE GROCERY COOP ANNUAL MEETING: 10 am-noon, the group working to open a grocery store on Delridge convenes members for its annual meeting and promises big news. Delridge Community Center. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
SOUND & FOG POP-UP: 10 am-3 pm, the coffee/wine bar hosts local vendors for a pop-up market. (4735 40th SW)
RAINWISE CONTRACTOR FAIR AND TREE GIVEAWAY: 11 am-2 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club – we did get a note saying this is DEFINITELY on. It’s the last contractor fair of the year to help you find out more about the program to help you deal differently with stormwater on your property and potentially get a rebate for installation of improvements such as cisterns and raingardens. And – pick up a free tree for post-storm planting! (12th SW/SW Holden)
(added) WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK HARVEST DINNER/AUCTION: Tonight at Seattle Design Center in SODO. WCFB e-mailed to say it IS still on.
There’s more on our calendar, but especially if it’s an evening event, we suggest you check directly with the venue before you go. If we hear of any more changes – or confirmations – we’ll update this list. If you know of one, please let us know as soon as you can – email@example.com or text/voice 206-293-6302 – thank you!
P.S. Seattle Parks has a closure list here – grass playfields are closed all weekend as is Camp Long.
P.P.S. Seattle Public Library just announced all its branches will close at 2:30 pm.
Before we go into afternoon storm-watch mode – a quick look ahead to 5 things happening tonight (by which time the weather might calm – the wind advisory currently is set to expire at 6 pm):
FREE FAMILY FUN AT THE Y: 6-8 pm, pumpkin-decorating, games, face-painting, and more, at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor), free for everyone. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)
WSHS VS. CSIHS ‘HULING BOWL’: We just checked and the game’s still on – 7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, the annual crosstown football rivalry match between West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School (this year’s home team, and it’s their Homecoming Night too). Pre-game barbecue too. (2801 SW Thistle)
FILM FESTIVAL: 6:30 pm cocktails & concessions, 7 pm screening, as the international short-film festival Shnit makes a stop at Highland Park Improvement Club. This is a 21+ event; $7 admission for HPIC members, $10 for nonmembers. (12th SW/SW Holden)
GARY BENSON: Solo musician live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
FOUR BANDS @ PARLIAMENT: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern – Stuporhero, Blanco Bronco, Botherations, Pops Spoiler & His Deadbeats. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Yes, a storm is still brewing. But the forecasters say the big wind isn’t due in until very late tonight. So, so far, a full schedule of events is still planned for this evening:
OYSTER HAPPY HOUR: As mentioned in this morning’s followup on the Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) remodeling, 5-7 pm at Admiral MM, you’re invited to the first “oyster happy hour” – 99 cents each. (41st/42nd/Admiral)
VOLLEYBALL RAISING $ TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER: West Seattle High School‘s volleyball teams invite you to watch them play Ingraham tonight at WSHS and to contribute to their breast-cancer-fighting fundraiser:
The photo was shared by WSHS head coach Staci Stringer, who says, “We would like to invite the West Seattle community to our Breast Cancer awareness volleyball match at 7 at West Seattle! JVC/JV starts at 5:30. We will be asking for donations at the door and would love to raise awareness and some funds for research.” (3000 California SW)
OPEN HOUSE FOR CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HS FAMILIES: Tonight: “CSI will be hosting our annual Open House. This is an opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and learn about their classes. A spaghetti dinner will be served starting at 5:30 pm. The official welcome to Open House will be given by Principal Fraser-Hammer beginning at 6:30. During the welcome, families will hear from the counseling department and from representatives from our International Baccalaureate and Academy programs. At 6:50, families will be given time to travel to their student’s first period. Families will spend 10 minutes in each class and then will move on to the next class period. The last class period will end at 8:25.” (2600 SW Thistle)
WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: 6-9 pm at venues around the peninsula. See previews and locations on the official West Seattle Art Walk website.
SECOND THURSDAY OUT! 6 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle: “Inviting the LGBTQ community and their friends and neighbors for social hour, light dinner at the Center, followed by ArtsWest’s production of Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’. Everyone is welcome to attend – no membership or signup is required.” (SW Oregon/California SW)
OPEN MICROPHONE: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), express yourself musically! (5612 California SW)
SEATTLE OPERA PREVIEW: 7 pm, preview “Hansel and Gretel,” free, with live music, at Kenyon Hall!
With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all—save for one very bad witch! Deepen your enjoyment of this provocative, dreamy, and melodious opera as you get an inside look into Seattle Opera’s upcoming production. Featuring professional singers and accompaniment at the Steinway, this hour-long presentation will take you on a journey through the story and music of Humperdinck’s masterpiece. There is no charge for this performance.
(7904 35th SW)
SOUTH SOUND TUG & BARGE: “Unbridled bluegrass, Irish and folk tunes with a side of punk” – live music at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District, 9-11 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THERE’S ALWAYS MORE on our complete-calendar page.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, which has even more for today/tonight, a few highlights:
BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library, bring your 4- to 12-month-old(s)! Free as always. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Those signed up for public comment at 5:30 pm at tonight’s Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors meeting downtown (see the list on the agenda) are set to talk about topics including Chief Sealth IHS, the sports-transportation concerns raised by West Seattle HS, district support for treaty rights of the Duwamish Tribe (with chair Cecile Hansen on the speaker list), and more. (3rd S. & S. Lander)
SELF-DEFENSE CLASS FOR RUNNERS: Tonight’s the night, 7 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), a free self-defense class so runners can help protect themselves. Please RSVP – our calendar listing explains how. (2743 California SW)
CHIEF SEALTH PTSA MEETING: All welcome, 7 pm in the library. It’s this year’s Resources meeting – as explained on the PTSA website, lots of information about lots of things you should know about. (2600 SW Thistle)
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, the major agenda items for our area’s largest political organization are getting out the vote and reviewing leadership roles. (9131 California SW)
NORMAN AND FRIENDS: 8 pm, acoustic and alt-country music at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Four places where your presence could make a big difference tonight:
SCHOOL BOUNDARIES MEETING: 6:30 pm at Denny International Middle School, the final in a series of citywide meetings about Seattle Public Schools boundary changes. As explained in our recent preview, the only one proposed for our area is moving Sanislo Elementary back into the Denny/Sealth feeder zone, just a few years after it was moved into the Madison/WSHS zone. See the maps on page 18 of the meeting slide deck. (2601 SW Kenyon)
HOW TO GET FUNDED WITH SEATTLE PARK DISTRICT $: The voter-approved Seattle Park District levy has money for community-initiated projects/programs – tonight at 6:30 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center, learn how to apply for it. Details are in our calendar listing. (2801 SW Thistle)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, the FCA’s board meeting is open to the public. Note that this week’s hottest citywide topic is part of the heart of the agenda:
Community Issues and Concerns – Officer Jon Flores
Fauntleroy Community Parking Subcommittee
City Council Proposal on Homeless Encampments
New Neighbor Bags
West Seattle Police Precinct Update – Lt Ron Smith
(9131 California SW)
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral, ANA’s agenda highlights – detailed in our calendar listing – include Southwest Seattle Historical Society updates and the Westside Neighbors Network. (42nd SW/SW Lander)
ALSO ON THE WSB WEST SEATTLE EVENT CALENDAR: Three live-music venues, two karaoke venues, and a free family movie! Just browse the calendar here – open any listing by clicking the plus sign to see the preview, and then click “read more” to get the full listing, including a map.
Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening (and NOT happening) today/tonight in West Seattle:
HOLIDAY: The federal holiday Columbus Day is observed today – no postal mail; most if not all banks are closed. Local government facilities and schools are open.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Last day to register online in time for the November election – after this, you’ll have to sign up in person. So do it the easy way – go here!
ROXHILL PTSA TALKS (LIKELY) EC HUGHES MOVE: 6 pm at Roxhill Elementary, the PTSA meeting includes West Seattle’s school board rep Leslie Harris, to talk about the (not-yet-finalized) plan to move Roxhill to EC Hughes. Also note our report published last night on the work that’s planned for EC Hughes, in preparation for this. (30th SW/SW Roxbury)
NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED: If you live/work in North Delridge and want to keep this community council from having to call it quits, get involved now! Here’s the announcement, in case you missed it.
WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY VOLUNTEER NIGHT & BARBECUE: 6:30-8 pm, West Seattle Tool Library volunteers past/present/future are invited – details here. WSTL is on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:45 pm, all welcome at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s book is “The Moonstone” by Wilkie Collins. (2306 42nd SW)
NIGHTLIFE: Two quiz venues and two music venues have events tonight – see them on the complete WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, frequently updated, and easily browsable 24/7.
First, a reminder – THE VIADUCT IS OPEN – as reported here Saturday evening, the inspection ended early and today’s closure plan was canceled. Many reasons to stay in West Seattle anyway – here are some, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
STITCHIN’ & SIPPIN’: 9 am-6 pm, quilt show and wine tasting at Alki Masonic Center in The Junction, presented by Grand Court of Washington Order of the Amaranth. $15 admission with tastings, $5 without. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Sunday, year-round, in the street in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
SECOND GEAR SPORTS’ THIRD ANNIVERSARY: 11 am-5 pm, deals and treats as the anniversary “Garage Sale” continues at Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. Bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank Backpack Program for an extra 10% discount. Details in our calendar listing. (6529 California SW)
LAURA BERMES: Original music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm, by Laura Bermes, who will be joined by Danielle Eidenberg-Nopp. (5612 California SW)
LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: Free classical concert at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 3 pm, featuring 20th-century songs; program details are in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd SW)
WATCHING THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: So far we have three venues watching tonight’s 6 pm presidential debate – Parliament Tavern (4210 SW Admiral Way) and Admiral Bird (California/Admiral) in The Admiral District, and Sound & Fog (4735 40th SW) in The Junction. (Any others? Please add a comment below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add – thank you!)
DEL REY: Tonight at Kenyon Hall, guitar/ukulele virtuoso Del Rey will be “joined by songwriter, storyteller, bottleneck virtuoso Steve James on guitar, slide guitar, and mandolin, and, in his first United States appearance, United Kingdom string master Adam Franklin on ukulele, guitar, and mandolin.” 7:30 pm. (7904 35th SW)
JOHN LENNON BIRTHDAY BASH: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, local luminaries play the music of the late great John Lennon on what would have been his 76th birthday. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
FIND MORE OPTIONS on our complete calendar!
(“Live” city-operated webcam looking north on The Viaduct)
We start with a reminder – the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed for its twice-yearly inspection, until 6 pm today and again 6 am-6 pm tomorrow (if it reopens early, we’ll publish an update). Planning to use I-5 instead? Be aware that the Highway 520 floating bridge is closed too, and that could complicate things. But we have other reasons for staying in West Seattle:
DELRIDGE PROJECTS OPEN HOUSE: 9:30 am-noon at Southwest Teen Life Center – find out what’s new with multiple projects in eastern West Seattle, including plans for turning Metro Route 120 into RapidRide. Also, a resource fair with your chance to connect with local nonprofits, too. Here’s our preview. (2801 SW Thistle)
SECOND GEAR SPORTS ANNIVERSARY: 10 am-6 pm, Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction celebrates its third anniversary with a “garage sale” featuring deals and treats, as detailed in our calendar listing. Bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank Backpack Program! (6529 California SW)
CHILDREN’S ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, open house at Spanish-immersion preschool Children’s Academy of Seattle. (9635 17th SW)
BUDGET CUTS ANNIVERSARY: Until 7 pm, celebrating 8 years with $8 haircuts – bring donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. (3727 California SW)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 11 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)
VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am at Delridge Library, stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese, for ages 3+. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
FAMILY GAME DAY: Looking for someplace indoors and fun to hang out? 11:30 am-3 pm, it’s Family Game Day at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor) – explained here. Meeples is a café as well as a game venue, so settle in for beverages and food, too. (3727 California SW)
PHONE-WIRE BASKET WEAVING: 1-3 pm, drop in and make art at Southwest Library! While you’re there, admire the artwork on display as part of the Community Showcase (WSB coverage here). Free, no registration required. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
ARTIST RECEPTION: Reception for artist Carolyn Autenrieth at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1:30-2:30 pm. (5612 California SW)
CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS ANNIVERSARY: 5-8 pm, help Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) celebrate its 12th anniversary. In-store specials, gift-certificate drawings, and the first-ever Click! employee pop-up shop – all explained here. (4540 California SW)
LIVE MUSIC & KARAOKE … at Admiral Pub, 6 pm music with Lit End, 10 pm karaoke. (
JACK WILLIAMS IN CONCERT: Storyteller, guitarist, singer, songwriter – Jack Williams performs at 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)
EVEN MORE TO DO! You’ll find today’s full list on our complete calendar.
(David Hutchinson’s two views of the Alki Ave. light-pole-loving osprey)
Happy almost-the-weekend! Options for tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 5-7 pm at Barnes and Noble/Westwood Village, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented series features Seattle University professor Steven W. Bender discussing “Mea Culpa – Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History.” Here’s his video invitation, provided by SWSHS:
This is a free, drop-in-when-you-can event. (2800 SW Barton)
HPIC CORNER BAR: Starting at 6 pm, it’s the monthly big-fun night at Highland Park Improvement Club. A change in headliners – Ari Joshua and Phriends, with DJ Evan, will entertain you tonight; full Corner Bar details are on the HPIC website. (12th SW/SW Holden)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: At 7 pm, West Seattle High School is home at Southwest Athletic Complex vs. Liberty – it’s homecoming and Senior Night, too. (2801 SW Thistle) … And if you’re wondering who’s playing at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW) tonight, it’s a 7 pm game between Lakeside and Seattle Prep.
AUTHOR @ C & P: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), Teresa Mosteller reads from her book of poems “There Used to Be a Fish Called Salmon.” (5612 California SW)
PREVIEW YOUR WEEKEND … via our complete calendar!
Half a dozen highlights for tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘SCREENAGERS’: This week’s social-media “creepy clown” scares/threats might be a good peg for discussion related to this film focused on the challenges faced by plugged-in tweens/teens and their families. All welcome at free showing in the Seattle Lutheran High School gym, 6:30 pm. (4100 SW Genesee)
TACOS FOR FOOTBALL: 5-9 pm at Pecado Bueno, the West Seattle Booster Club presents an all-you-can-eat taco bar, with food proceeds benefiting the WSHS football program. $15 for adults, $10 for 12 and under. (4540 California SW)
THE MOONDOGGIES: Celebrating their 10th anniversary with a live, free in-store show at Easy Street Records, 7 pm. (California SW/SW Alaska)
READ THE KORAN IN 4 WEEKS: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle Pastor Ron Marshall‘s long-running course starts its next four-week series tonight, 7 pm. Registration info is in our calendar listing. (4105 California SW)
MORE! See all the listings on our complete calendar.
(Golden-crowned kinglet, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and archives:
BABY STORY TIME: 4- to 12-month-old in the family? This is for you! 11:30 am at High Point Library. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
GET OUT OF THE HOME OFFICE/COFFEE SHOP … and meet other local solopreneurs/small-bizpeople/etc. at the weekly lunchtime meetup at West Seattle’s only coworking center, WS Office Junction. Noon-1 pm, bring your lunch, see who else shows up. (6040 California SW)
CITY COUNCIL’S FIRST BUDGET HEARING: Something you want the Council to change in the mayor’s budget proposal? Or, NOT change? Take to the microphone at City Hall during the first public hearing of this year’s budget process. 5:30 pm. Here’s our preview from last night. Free child care available. (600 4th Ave.)
WSHS GOLF TEAM BENEFIT: If you dine at Chipotle in The Junction 5:30-10 pm tonight, tell the cashier you’re supporting West Seattle High School Golf, and half the proceeds will go to the WS Booster Club in support of the golf team. (4730 California SW)
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: Whether or not the mayor’s plan to slash support for neighborhood-district councils gets City Council approval, the Southwest District Council, with reps from groups around western West Seattle, has voted to go on. How will that work? They plan to talk about it at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (SW Oregon/California SW)
FIRST WSHS PTSA MEETING: The first general West Seattle High School PTSA meeting of the year starts at 7 pm tonight in the school library:
Please come to our first PTSA General Meeting of the year! Meet your WSHS PTSA board members, hear from your WSHS Principal team, and learn about the re-visioning of high school to better educate our students. Think about stepping up to chair our West Seattle 5K fundraiser, be a PTSA vice president, or legislative liaison. Questions? Visit our web page for contact information and more.
(3000 California SW)
DUOPHONICS: Live music at Parliament Tavern, 7:30 pm. 21+, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
EVEN MORE for today, tonight, beyond … just browse the complete calendar, here!
(Downy woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
MATH BUDDIES: Drop-in program at West Seattle (Admiral) Library for kids in grades K-5, 4-5 pm – play math games with teen volunteers. (2306 42nd DW)
FREE CHINESE-LANGUAGE CLASSES: Eight weeks, 4:30-6 pm, starting today, at Seattle Chinese Garden on Puget Ridge – info (including how to check if there’s still room) is in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
JUSTIN KAUSAL-HAYES: Live acoustic music at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-8 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)
VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE-WATCHING: 6 pm, it’s the one and only scheduled debate between the major-party vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine (D) and Mike Pence (R). OutWest is watching (California SW/SW Brandon) – anyone else?
FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm at Delridge Library, for kids 1-5 and their families. Free. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE SONGWRITER SHOWCASE: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, “a night of original music and stories with Jared Mitchell, Ian Jones, and October’s guest, Trevor Ridge.” 21+, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
(Killdeer, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Lots going on already today but we don’t want to miss the chance to look ahead to what’s up tonight! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
TINKERLAB: “Ecosystems” is the theme for tonight’s drop-in STEM-based craft event, also at Delridge Library at 6 pm. Full details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 6:15 pm at Southwest Library, with agenda highlights in our calendar listing. Live/work in the area and have something else you’re concerned about? Bring it! (35th SW/SW Henderson)
WEST SEATTLE HI-YU – NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION: 7 pm at West Seattle Library, your chance to help as West Seattle Hi-Yu reorganizes and decides on its path forward, as previewed here. All welcome. (2306 42nd SW)
WEST SEATTLE QUILTERS: 7 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Into quilting? Be there! (SW Oregon/California SW)
NIGHTLIFE: Tonight, your options include Cracker Factory at West Seattle Brewing in The Triangle, Pub Quiz at Shadowland in The Junction, and All-Ages Trivia at The Skylark in North Delridge.
Happy Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
MAKING THE MOSSES AND WILDFLOWERS GROW: With naturalist Stewart Wechsler, 10 am-1 pm at Lincoln Park – details on his website, including preregistration information. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm – the market continues its weekly sessions in the street year-round. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 1-2:30 pm, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church offers the traditional blessings for your pet(s) in the West Seattle High School parking lot just north of the church. (3000 California SW)
SPIDERS OF THE DUWAMISH: 1-3 pm, learn about them at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse; naturalist Jeff Rahlmann gives a talk and then leads a walk in nearby Herring House Park.
Details in our calendar listing. Free. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
SOUTHWEST LIBRARY ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 2 pm, meet your neighbors showing work in this year’s Community Artist Showcase at Southwest Library. Free coffee and dessert. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
TOTE BAG GIVEAWAY: While you’re at Southwest Library, starting at 2 pm, the Friends of The Seattle Public Library is giving away tote bags in honor of its 75th anniversary, while they last. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
SEATTLE WRITES – CONFLICT: Author Karen Finneyfrock will help writers work with conflict, “the machine of fiction,” in a free 2 pm workshop at the Delridge Library, as part of Seattle Writes. (5423 Delridge Way SW)