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4 for your West Seattle Friday

Four highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight:

FIND IT ON FRIDAYS: Starting today, the High Point (35th/Raymond) and South Park (8604 8th S.) branches of the Seattle Public Library are now open again on Fridays, 11 am-6 pm, and SPL is celebrating with “Find It On Fridays” – explained here.

VISCON CELLARS WINE RELEASE: Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is releasing three new wines today and tomorrow. From Ben Viscon: “We are releasing a 2015 Viognier called “Perseverance.” Artwork on this label is from Jesse Link. Also a 2015 Rosé of Syrah, and our new 2012 Red Wine Blend.” The tasting room is open 5-9 pm tonight and 2-7 pm Saturday. (5910 California SW)

CORNER BAR: Highland Park Improvement Club‘s monthly Corner Bar is tonight, starting at 6 pm. Live music by Squirrel Butter. More info in our calendar listing. (12th SW/SW Holden)

KOTO JAZZ: Chris Kenji and Koto Jazz, live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) tonight, 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

LOTS MORE … on our complete calendar.

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4 events for the rest of your West Seattle Thursday

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(Great blue heron photographed at Constellation Park by Susan Romanenghi)

Four highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight:

DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP FARM STAND: 4-7 pm just north of the Delridge P-Patch, you can shop for fresh-picked vegetables and fruit, sold by and for Delridge Grocery. (Delridge Way/Puget Boulevard)

TINKERLAB DROP-IN: 4-6 pm at High Point Library: “Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits.” All ages – kids, teens, adults. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

COMMUNITY MEETING ABOUT MYERS WAY PARCELS: 6:30 pm at the Joint Training Facility, come tell city reps what you think should be done with the southeast West Seattle land known as the Myers Way Parcels. Full details in our Wednesday preview; official meeting notice, here. (9401 Myers Way S.)

CRIME/SAFETY FOCUS GROUP FOR FAUNTLEROY: 7-8 pm at Southwest Precinct meeting room, come talk about crime, safety, and police in Fauntleroy with researcher Jennifer Burbridge. The Fauntleroy microcommunity-policing plan (see it here) will be a topic, too. (2300 SW Webster)

Looking for West Seattle 4th of July info? See our guide here!

West Seattle Wednesday: Food, fun, dancing, discussion, more…

(Male white-crowned sparrow, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, where you’ll find even more for today/tonight/beyond:

STORY TIMES: Today’s Seattle Public Library story times in our area are at 10:30 am: Preschool Story Time at West Seattle (Admiral) Branch (2306 42nd SW) and Rainbow/Toddler Story Time at Southwest Branch. (35th/Henderson)

SUMMER FOOD INVASION: Summertime is not necessarily a happy time for kids and teens in need. Regardless of what’s going on at home, during the school year, they can get breakfast and lunch at school. Then comes summer, and hunger can follow. Today’s Summer Food Invasion launch event at Roxhill Park, 11:30 am-3 pm, is meant to get the word out that there ARE places kids can go for guaranteed meals during the summer. Starting with this big event today, “FREE lunch and a snack will be provided to every child under the age of 18, as well as FREE fun and games, like a radio station dance party, galaxy bowling, a moon bounce, and much more.” More info here. (29th and Barton)

HIAWATHA WADING POOL’S OPENING DAY: Forecast calls for clearing skies and temps in the 70s later today, so, according to the Wading Pool Hotline (we just checked), this WILL be opening day for Hiawatha Wading Pool (Walnut/Lander), noon-6:30 pm. EC Hughes and Lincoln Park wading pools also are open, as is Highland Park Spraypark. See the brochure for full hours and locations on all of the above.

ENTREPRENEUR MEETUP: Being an entrepreneur is fun but challenging and sometimes exhausting. Commiserate and celebrate with people walking the same path during this meetup at West Seattle’s only coworking center, Office Junction (WSB sponsor), noon-1:15 pm. (6040 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: As previewed on Tuesday, this is opening day for the farm stand selling produce grown steps away. 4-7 pm; more info here. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)

DISCUSS JUNCTION CRIME/SAFETY ISSUES: Southwest Precinct researcher Jennifer Burbridge invites Junction-area residents to a “focus group” to talk about police, crime, and safety, 6-7 pm at the precinct. (2300 SW Webster)

HOKA GROUP RUN AND EARLY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: 6:15 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), details here – including how to RSVP. (2743 California SW)

IRISH SET DANCING: Lesson at 6:30, dancing at 7 pm, all welcome, at Kenyon Hall – details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE NIGHTLIFE: Music and more! See the listings on our complete calendar.

What’s up for your West Seattle Tuesday

(Rotary Viewpoint Park totem pole, photographed Monday by Christopher Boffoli)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, where you’ll find even more listings for today/tonight/beyond:

RAINBOW STORY TIME: This morning brings the first of three Pride Month Rainbow Story Times at Southwest Library – 10:30-11 today, Wednesday, Thursday. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

FREE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS FOR SENIORS: 2-4 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle, but you have to call for an appointment – here’s how. (California SW/SW Oregon)

YOUNG LIFE BENEFIT CONCERT: The band Sawyer (from Nashville) performs at 7 pm at Dakota Place Park, raising money to help pay for Young Life camp for community youth. $7/person – available online here or at the concert. (California SW/SW Dakota)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 7-7:30 pm at Delridge Library, geared to ages 1-5. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

JOE ROSS AND THE BIRD WATCHERS: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

Options for your West Seattle Sunday!

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(Osprey in flight, photographed by Chris Frankovich)

Happy Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FIELD DAY WRAPS UP: The 24-hour event with amateur-radio operators in the field at the south end of South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) runs until 11 am, and the participating organizations say visitors are welcome. (6000 16th SW)

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION: 9:30 am service, followed by social time, will celebrate Alan and Lois Gardner as they prepare to retire from West Seattle Christian Church, as previewed here on Friday. (4400 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Featured at the 10 am-2 pm market today, cooking demonstrations by local cookbook author Amy Pennington, featuring seasonal vegetables, 10:30 am-noon – details here. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

CAPERS’ ANNIVERSARY SALE: While you’re in The Junction, stop by CAPERS Home (WSB sponsor) to check out the ongoing anniversary sale – “everything in the shop and on special order” is on sale! 11 am-5 pm. (4525 California SW)

FAMILY SUNDAY FUNDAY: Free yoga class at Westcrest Park in Highland Park, taught by Nicole Koleshis, noon, followed by 1:30 pm potluck barbecue. (9000 8th SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: The home of West Seattle’s history welcomes your visit, noon-4 pm. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: While you’re in the beach zone, make it a two-fer, and tour West Seattle’s historic lighthouse, 1-4 pm (last tour starts at 3:40 pm), with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Free! (Alki SW/Beach Drive SW)

JAMIE JARAMILLO AT C & P: R & B-influenced musician performs live, no cover, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

And a traffic reminder for tonight:

BRIDGE CLOSURE: 9 pm-5 am, the west end of the West Seattle Bridge will be closed as work continues on the Fauntleroy Expressway seismic-cushion re-replacement project. Crews are now working in the Avalon/Spokane/Harbor area so that’s where you should be mindful of surface-road effects overnight as well.

Not West Seattle but, the city’s biggest event today is downtown:

SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE: 11 am, from 4th and Union to 2nd and Denny. Full parade info here, including route details.

West Seattle Saturday: Seafair Pirates Landing; Field Day; Kite Festival; Kenney tour; more…

(Jellies photographed by Gary Gates, via Twitter)

Welcome to the weekend! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

GARAGE/YARD SALES: See who’s having one today, via the free listings in the WSB Forums‘ Freebies/Deals/Sales section.

SEAFAIR PIRATES LANDING: It’s an all-day festival at Alki Beach, with the Seafair Pirates expected to land around 2 pm, according to organizers – they’ve been known to arrive early so we’d suggest you do the same. Our preview includes the schedule, including bands. (60th SW/Alki SW)

WADING POOL OPENING DAY … this is Lincoln Park Wading Pool‘s opening day IF the forecast calls for sunny/70+-degree weather. Looks borderline right now so after 9 am, check with the wading-pool hotline, 206-684-7796. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

FIELD DAY @ SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE: 11 am today through 11 am Sunday, members of the Puget Sound Repeater Group and Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service will be set up on the south side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus for the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise. It’s open to the public and you’re welcome to stop by, see what they’re doing, and learn about amateur radio. Organizers note that “a special station will be staffed with a licensed mentor” so that “anyone can come to this … event and get on the air!” (6000 16th SW)

BARBECUE BENEFIT: 11 am-4 pm, West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is grilling up lunch – look for the tent outside the entrance – to benefit Pencil Me In For Kids, which gets school supplies to kids who need them. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

FAMILY GAME DAY: 11:30 am-3 pm, come play at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor) – all ages welcome – “a chance to come meet your neighbors, make a few friends, and maybe (just maybe) defeat them in an epic struggle to control the universe!” (3727 California SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM CLOSED TODAY: Usually open noon-4 pm – stop by tomorrow! – but not today because volunteers and staff are all busy with the Kenney tour (see 3 pm event below) …

TOUR ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary welcomes you to West Seattle’s historic lighthouse. Free tours run 1 pm-4 pm – be there by 3:40 to be on the final tour. (Alki Avenue SW/Beach Drive SW)

LIBRARY CELEBRATION: Friends of the Seattle Public Library are giving away 75th-anniversary totes 2-3 pm – first-come, first-served, at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

KITE FESTIVAL: The Seattle Chinese Garden at the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus invites you to its annual Kite Festival, 2-6 pm. Here’s our preview. (6000 16th SW)

KENNEY TOUR: 3-5 pm, get a behind-the-scenes tour of The Kenney and its century-plus history with descendants of its founders and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, as previewed here. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

(added) SLHS RING OF HONOR: From the inbox: “Tonight Seattle Lutheran High School Boosters are installing Robert “Bob” Christian into the Saints Ring of Honor with a Tailgate Party in the gymnasium – cost $20 – dinner at 5:00; presentation at 6:00.” (4100 SW Genesee)

(back to original list) MUSIC AT THE PROLETARIYACHT CLUB: Starting at 8 pm, “… an evening of original solo music performances featuring Blake Musselman (aka Moogie Man) with a theatrical rock-based show, Marko Reyes-Jech with his soul/funk crooning, and Tim Scallon with rock-based looping.” (4316 SW Othello)

And these two notes if you’re heading off-peninsula:

PRESIDENTIAL DEPARTURE: President Obama is expected to take off from Sea-Tac Airport by 9:45 am – there’ll be some ramp closures toward the east end of the West Seattle Bridge when the motorcade heads south from downtown Seattle, so we’ll be updating here.

SPORTS IN SODO: 2 pm Sounders FC match vs. New York at CenturyLink, 7:10 pm Mariners’ game vs. St. Louis at Safeco.

So much music, and more, for your West Seattle Friday

(Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

While you wouldn’t know it by this morning’s grayness, summer really is about to arrive. As is the President …

SUMMER BREAK STARTS: Last day of Seattle Public Schools classes, with one-hour early dismissal (time varies by school, and remember that schedules change for some in the fall).

BLOOD DRIVE: If you can donate blood, Admiral Safeway is hosting the BloodWorks NW van 1-7 pm, with a break 3-4 pm. More info in our calendar listing. (2622 California SW)

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT: As detailed in our morning traffic report, President Obama is due at Boeing Field Sea-Tac Airport around 3:20 pm, and that will at least briefly affect West Seattle Bridge traffic when his motorcade hits I-5, both inbound today and outbound tomorrow morning. We’ll have updates on WSB.

WINE TASTING AT VISCON CELLARS: 5-9 pm, the tasting room for West Seattle winery Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is open! (5910 California SW)

RAINBOW BINGO: It’s a year-round thing at the Senior Center of West Seattle but all the more festive during Pride Month – “Beach Blanket Bingo” is tonight’s theme and there just might be tickets left, so check with the SC ASAP. Doors open 6 pm, entertainment 6:30, bingo at 7. (California SW/SW Oregon)

JEFF ANGELL’S STATICLAND @ ESR: 6:30 pm, live in-store performance at Easy Street Records in The Junction – details in our calendar listing. (California SW/SW Alaska)

BETH O’CONNOR & FRIENDS: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), the “earthy singer-songwriter” will entertain you. (5612 California SW)

SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR HELPS THE HELPLINE: Enjoy great music for a great cause – 7:30 pm concert at Alki UCC benefits West Seattle Helpline, as the group gets ready for a European tour – details in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)

THE BLUES: Grant Dermody, Orville Johnson, and John Miller perform acoustic blues at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm; details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

MOVIES IN THE PARK: The West Seattle Church of the Nazarene starts its free summer-movie series tonight with “Inside Out,” in the greenspace next to the church, or inside the church in case of rain. From the announcement: “Movies start at sundown. Popcorn, hot dogs, and soda will be provided free of charge. We will have some chairs available although folks are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets.” (4201 SW Juneau)

MORE FOR TODAY, TONIGHT, THIS WEEKEND, BEYOND … on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Thursday: Light rail, school budgets, WSTC, ‘Weirdo Simpatico,’ The Slags, and more…

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(Stars! Photographed by Lynn Hall “off Beach Drive” earlier this week)

Big meetings and big fun in our calendar highlights for the rest of today/tonight:

SOUND TRANSIT 3: At 1:30 pm, the Sound Transit board is expected to take its final vote on the $54 billion Sound Transit 3 package that you’ll be voting on in November, including a plan for light rail to West Seattle in 2030. You’ll be able to watch live here; the agenda and related documents are here. (401 S. Jackson)

LOW TIDE: Still low enough for excellent exploring, though the volunteer beach naturalists aren’t out today. -1.7 feet at 1:35 pm.

DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm today, the Delridge Grocery Co-op farmstand is in its new location in the church parking lot north of the Delridge P-Patch. (Delridge Way SW & Puget Bouleard)

SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET HEARING: At 4:30 pm, the Seattle School Board has time set aside for a public hearing on budgets. As we’ve been reporting, new enrollment projections have led to an order for teacher-staffing changes at local schools, and some, particularly a 3-teacher cut for Chief Sealth International High School, are likely to be brought up by speakers. (3rd & Lander)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: Monthly WSTC meeting at 6:30 pm, Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WEIRDO SIMPATICO: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “Seattle author and jazz vocalist Katy Bourne reads from Weirdo Simpatico: Little Stories for Short Attention Spans as bassist Paul Gabrielson improvises a live musical backdrop.” (5612 California SW)

HI-YU WHITE ROSE CEREMONY: It’s a gathering not only to celebrate the new West Seattle Hi-Yu Junior Court and Teen Ambassadors, but also in honor of past royalty. Full details here. 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. No charge; donations welcome. (3050 California SW)

THE SLAGS AT THE POGGIE: Thanks to The Slags for letting us know when they play Poggie Tavern, whose calendar isn’t online (otherwise we’d include their listings regularly) – see and hear them tonight starting at 9. (4717 California SW)

TRUE LOVES TRIO AT THE PARLIAMENT: Thanks to the Parliament Tavern for sending us their listings so we can include more live music here in the calendar (free!). At 9 tonight, no cover, it’s True Loves Trio and special guests. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

THERE’S MORE, AS ALWAYS! See it all here.

West Seattle Wednesday: Highland Park Action Committee, low-low tide, more…

(Pigeon Guillemot, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

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

LOW-LOW TIDE: Today’s tide is out to -1.9 feet again, right before 1 pm. Between now and 1:30 pm, volunteer beach naturalists are out at Constellation and Lincoln Parks to answer your questions.

LOCAL BIZ MEETUP: If you’re a West Seattle businessperson, take a lunch break and come to the meetup at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), noon-1:15 pm. (6040 California SW)

PREPAREDNESS: Get ready, just in case. Tonight’s an easy way to learn more about getting and being prepared in case of earthquake or other disasters – free event at Southwest Library, 6 pm, details in our listing. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

GROUP RUN AND ORCA HALF SIGNUPS: 6:15 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) – it’s this week’s group run as well as a chance to sign up for the September 25th Orca Half that’ll kick off Seattle Summer Parkways car-free day on Alki. Full details here. (2743 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club. Agenda items include Highland Park Way/Holden intersection discussion with SDOT, what’s in the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan for HP and vicinity, and Myers Way Parcels, in the wake of the city’s “preliminary recommendations,” as first reported here last week. Full agenda details are on the HPAC website. All welcome! (12th SW/SW Holden)

NIGHTLIFE AND MORE … on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Tuesday: Sealth & WSHS graduations; Crime Prevention Council; more

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Fly away! Trileigh Tucker‘s photo of a male rufous hummingbird seems appropriate for today, first full day of summer, concluding with the commencement ceremonies for our area’s two biggest high schools. Here’s the list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LOW-LOW TIDE: Today’s low tide is out to -1.9 feet at 12:15 pm. Between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, you’ll find Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists at Constellation and Lincoln Parks.

COMMUNITY PREVENTION AND WELLNESS INITIATIVE COALITION: All are welcome at the second meeting of this new coalition, 4-5:30 pm at Denny International Middle School, “to support your community and help develop the coalition around the Sealth/Denny and SW neighborhood to prevent youth substance abuse. This is an open community event so please feel free to invite/bring whomever would be interested in learning more!” (2601 SW Kenyon)

PECOS PIT BAR-B-QUE GRAND OPENING: Sixteen months after we first told you that Pecos Pit (WSB sponsor) was on the way, its official grand opening is at 4 pm today. (35th SW & SW Fauntleroy)

CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 5 pm, Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

WEST SEATTLE ROTARY CLUB INSTALLATION DINNER: 6-8 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral, new leadership is honored and outgoing leadership is thanked. All welcome – free for Rotarians, $30 for guests. (42nd SW/SW Lander)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: Bring your neighborhood crime/safety concerns to local police during tonight’s 7 pm meeting at the Southwest Precinct. Special guest, SPD Chief Operating Officer Brian Maxey, focusing on the department’s 911 operations. (2300 SW Webster)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 8 pm, Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

NIGHTLIFE: See the listings on our complete calendar!

West Seattle Monday: Welcome, summer!

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Thanks to Zack Malson for the photo from Sunday’s low tide. Today, hours before the official arrival of summer, low tide will be even lower, so we begin our calendar highlights on the beach:

LOW-LOW TIDE: The tide is out to -1.7 feet at 11:38 am today, so it’s a good day for a late morning/early afternoon beach walk. At Constellation and Lincoln Parks, Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists will be out 10 am-1:30 pm to answer questions – details here.

7-DAY-A-WEEK SCHEDULE STARTS @ COLMAN POOL: Today is the first non-holiday Monday of the year for Colman Pool, the outdoor saltwater pool on the shore at Lincoln Park, and it marks the start of daily operations through Labor Day. See the full schedule, and other information about the season (including swim-meet-closure dates), by going here.

TALK ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS/DUAL-LANGUAGE IMMERSION: 6 pm at Concord International in South Park, you’re invited to a community meeting to talk about Seattle Public Schools‘ international-education/dual-language-immersion programs – details in our calendar listing. (723 S. Concord)

TINKERLAB DROP-IN: 6-7:30 pm at Delridge Library, all-ages drop-in for STEM-based crafts/activities. Tonight’s theme is “Chain Reaction.” (5423 Delridge Way SW)

QUIZ/TRIVIA NIGHT: Three venues have Monday night quizzes/trivia on our calendar – 7:30 pm at The Skylark in North Delridge, 7:30 pm at Christo’s on Alki, 8 pm at Shadowland in The Junction.

LIVE JAZZ: The Triangular Jazztet performs at 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SOLSTICE SUNSET WATCH: Tonight’s forecast has clouded up a bit since last we looked, but you never know when the sun might make an appearance after all, so plan to join Alice Enevoldsen at 8:45 pm at Solstice Park to mark the official changing of the seasons (the solstice moment is 3:34 pm our time, but Alice’s sunset watches are always for the sunset closest to the solstice/equinox). More info on her Alice’s Astro Info website. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar.

Ways to enjoy this West Seattle Sunday

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Good morning and happy Father’s Day! The photo above is from Claudia, who says the famous white geese of Lincoln Park are new parents of three fuzzy little ones. Meantime, if your Sunday is not already all planned out, some possibilities:

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Thanks to Mike for the tip on this – the final day of the West Seattle Summer Showdown high-school basketball tournament has games on two courts in the West Seattle High School gym all day long, starting at 9 am, last game scheduled at 5 pm. More than a dozen teams from around the region are participating, including WSHS and Seattle Lutheran. (3000 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm as always, in The Junction. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

GLASS BLOWING: Avalon GlassWorks invites you to stop in and watch and/or shop, 11 am-5 pm. (2914 SW Avalon Way)

COLMAN POOL: The full 7-day-a-week schedule starts tomorrow, but you can also swim today in the outdoor pool on Lincoln Park’s shore, with sessions scheduled between noon and 7 pm. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

TOUR ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: 1 pm-4 pm – be there by 3:40 to be on the final tour. (Alki Avenue SW/Beach Drive SW)

BLUEGRASS & OLDTIMEY TUNES … with Jamtime at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)

SOUTHWEST STORIES: As previewed here yesterday, you’re invited to hear Ron Tjerandsen tell “An Immigrant Family’s Story,” 2-4 pm, part of the SouthWest Stories series presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Seattle Public Library, at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

SOLSTICE, FATHER’S DAY, & JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL: The Dragon Egg Inn is presenting a one-of-a-kind festival at Lincoln Park this afternoon/evening, 2-11 pm, starting with an update on the Duwamish Tribe‘s fight for recognition, continuing through an Afro Dance Party and Laser Frisbee until 11. Full schedule here. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING: South Seattle College Community Choir‘s free concert, 7 pm, Olympic Hall on the south end of campus. Includes a singalong! (6000 16th SW)

PIANO, JAZZ, POP STANDARDSlive, no cover, at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

EVEN MORE … can be found on our complete calendar.

TRAFFIC P.S. Yes, the west end of the bridge is scheduled to close tonight (and Monday-Thursday nights) for Fauntleroy Expressway seismic-safety work, 9 pm-5 am.

West Seattle Saturday: Please check the calendar

Because of this morning’s breaking news and transportation alerts, as well as our preparation to report live from the Morgan Junction Community Festival, no calendar-highlight list today – but everything (as always) is already on our calendar, which you can browse here – open any listing by clicking the plus sign, and then click the “read more” button to see the full listing, including a map. Thanks!

West Seattle Thursday: Alki Community Council, South Seattle College graduation, Highland Park Elementary playground, more

(Killdeer, photographed along the Duwamish River by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, highlights for the rest of today/tonight:

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 1 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent – details in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)

ERCOLINI TOYS: 2 pm today and 10 am Friday, Seattle Parks will meet with community members at Ercolini Park to talk about solutions to the toy concerns reported here last week. (49th SW/SW Alaska)

TINKERLAB DROP-IN: STEM-based crafts and fun for all ages, 4-5:30 pm drop-in at High Point Library. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm, fresh fruit and vegetables on sale in the Super 24 lot. (5455 Delridge Way)

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE GRADUATION: 7:30 pm at Benaroya Hall downtown. Public welcome; no tickets required. (200 University St.)

FOOD LIFELINE’S GRAND OPENING: 5 pm, with program at 6 pm, it’s the grand opening of Food Lifeline‘s new Hunger Solutions Center near South Park – all welcome. (815 S. 96th St.)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: At the Senior Center of West Seattle – orientation at 6 pm, potluck 6:30 pm, meeting 7 pm, all welcome! Details here. (California SW/SW Oregon)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC – agenda highlights include an update on summer safety planning by Seattle Police. (6115 SW Hinds)

UNPLUGGED! OPEN MICROPHONE: 7 pm, come play at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – more details here. (5612 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK PLAYGROUND: 6 pm at Highland Park Elementary, it’s the interactive presentation of the new playground design – ice cream, too! Details here. (1012 SW Trenton)

BELLY-DANCING SHOWCASE: 7:30 pm at The Skylark, the monthly all-ages, no-cover Alauda showcase. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THAT’S A LOT, BUT THERE’S STILL MORE … on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Wednesday: Delridge District Council, plus pirates, movies, music, more…

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It’s not unusual to see crows harassing eagles … but Tom Madden‘s photo from Beach Drive on Saturday is the first one we’ve seen with the crow actually perched on the eagle it’s pestering! Speaking of brashness … our first event of the day fits right in:

SEAFAIR KICKOFF: 9-9:30 am, the Seafair Pirates – whose landing on Alki is just a week and a half away (June 25th) – are scheduled to be hanging out at the Junction Starrrrrrrrrr…bucks. It’s the lone West Seattle event figuring into Seafair‘s official kickoff today. (California SW/SW Alaska)

NETWORKING MEETUP AT OFFICE JUNCTION: Noon-1:15 pm, stop by West Seattle’s only coworking center, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor), to network! (6040 California SW)

‘THE BEST MOVIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF’: 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle. Today’s feature is “Grandma” with Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott. More in our calendar listing. (California SW & SW Oregon)

MADISON ART SHOWCASE AND CONCERT: 6:30 pm art, 7 pm concert @ Madison Middle School. (3429 45th SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Tonight’s agenda includes a briefing on SDOT’s Draft Freight Master Plan (now in a comment period), update on the September 25th Seattle Summer Parkways event on Alki, and the Myers Way Parcels draft recommendation. All welcome. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WORDSWEST: Final event until fall for WordsWest Literary Series, “The Poetry in Prose and the Prose in Poetry.” 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), featuring award-winning poet Michael Schmeltzer and best-selling novelist Christopher Robinson; details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

THE ROY KAY TRIO: Honky tonk, rockabilly, more, 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE … for today, tonight, tomorrow, beyond, on our complete calendar.

Half-dozen options for your West Seattle Tuesday night

(Monday night sunset, photographed on Charlestown Hill by Zack Malson)

Second Tuesday of the month brings multiple neighborhood meetings and more. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

REFLECTION ON ORLANDO: 6-7 pm, you’re invited to Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) for reflection, meditation, and prayer, as explained here. (3940 41st SW)

WEST SEATTLE MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Second “ride-in” for the new club at Pizzeria 22 in The Admiral District, 6 pm. (4213 SW College)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral, public welcome. Agenda highlights from ANA president Larry Wymer:

Jesseca Brand – Strategic Advisor for the city’s HALA effort – will give a presentation describing HALA and their current strategies and recommendations for improving housing affordability, mainly through increased density.

We will also continue our discussion of recent efforts to align Department of Neighborhoods personnel and resources with the City Council Districts.

Finally, we will discuss and finalize planning for the Summer Concert Series at Hiawatha Park, and the 4th of July Kids Parade.

(42nd SW/SW Lander)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, the FCA board meets; public welcome. From the Fauntleroy Flash e-newsletter: “This month’s agenda includes tree grinding in the roundabout, a proposed dog park at Jack Block Park, Endolyne Triangle revisions, motorcycle noise, ADUs and DADUs, the Fauntleroy Fall Festival, and committee reports.” (9131 California SW)

WHITE CENTER ANNEXATION HEARING, NIGHT 2: 7 pm at Bethaday Community Learning Space in White Center, it’s the second night of the King County Boundary Review Board‘s hearing on Seattle’s proposal to annex White Center and vicinity. Signups start at 6:30 pm. Here’s our White Center Now report on Night 1, including video. (605 SW 108th)

SPRING SCHOOL BAND CONCERT: 7 pm at the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, CSIHS and Denny International Middle School bands perform. Free. (2600 SW Thistle)

West Seattle Monday: North Delridge Neighborhood Council; blood drive; book groups; more…

(Cedar Waxwing, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

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

BLOOD DRIVE: Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood was already planning to host a BloodWorks Northwest mobile donation drive, and it’s sadly all the more timely, as BWNW has answered a call from Orlando and needs to replenish local supplies. The van is there 1-7 pm, closed 3-4 pm for a break. (39th/Thistle)

WSHS CHEER FUNDRAISER AT TALARICO’S: A portion of tonight’s proceeds at newly remodeled Talarico’s Pizza go toward the West Seattle High School cheer squad, for uniforms and camp. 5-10 pm. (4718 California SW)

PHYSICAL THERAPY NIGHT @ WSR: West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) hosts Lora from Biojunction Sports Therapy for free injury assessments – drop in between 5:30 and 7 pm. (2743 California SW)

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL IN THE PARK: This time of year, NDNC meets outdoors when it can, and that starts tonight, 6:30 pm, at Dragonfly Pavilion:

Please join us for our monthly meeting of the North Delridge Neighborhood Council as we kick off our annual Summer in our Parks series.

Tentative Agenda:
1) Focus Group on our SPD Micro-Policing Plan with Jennifer Burbridge
2) Meet the new Director of DESC’s Cottage Grove Commons, Colin Fournier-Maloney
3) Development in North Delridge
4) “Put the Arts in Parks” — Learn more from Brian Judd, Seattle Parks & Recreation
5) And learn about other events happening around Delridge this summer!


WHITE CENTER ANNEXATION? The next major step toward whether Seattle annexes White Center and vicinity starts with the King County Boundary Review Board’s public hearing tonight and tomorrow at Bethaday Community Learning Space in Dick Thurnau Memorial Park. Speaker signups at 6:30, hearing begins at 7, previewed on our partner site White Center Now. (605 SW 108th)

EVENING BOOK GROUP #1: 6:45 pm at Southwest Library. This month’s title is “Just Kids” by Patti Smith. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

EVENING BOOK GROUP #2: 6:45 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s title is “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie. (2306 42nd SW)

SEE OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR here, for more of what’s up today/tonight/beyond!

West Seattle Sunday: From Luna Park to Lincoln Park, and beyond…

(Passing Alki on Saturday, photographed by Gary Jones: Argosy Cruises tour boat and U.S. Army Watercraft Vessel Small Tugboat ST-916 Desert Storm)

Here are the highlights for Sunday, June 12th, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and our inbox:

TRANSPORTATION NOTES: Washington State Ferries‘ summer schedule takes effect today, continuing through September 17th – find it here. Meantime, another week of overnight closures begins tonight on the west end of the West Seattle Bridge, 9 pm-5 am. And remember that the closures will start later next Tuesday and Thursday nights.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. You never know what you’ll find – but last week, we noticed an abundance of strawberries, lettuce … and buskers! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

LUNA PARK STREET MARKET: At Duos Lounge (2940 SW Avalon Way) and Ola Salon (2942 SW Avalon Way) in the Luna Park business district, a full day of fun – music, art, drinks, barbecue more – benefiting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Seattle PrideFest. 11 am-4 pm, all ages.

COLMAN POOL: Another preseason Sunday for the outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park – swim sessions noon-7 pm; see the schedule breakdown here. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

KITTY HARBOR: Open for adoptions, noon-4 pm, second day of opening weekend. (3422 Harbor Avenue SW)

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION @ WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN: As previewed here, West Side Presbyterian Church invites you to an open-house celebration 1-4 pm (program at 2) in honor of longtime pastor Dr. Paul Smith. (3601 California SW)

SUNDAY FUNDAY: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s first “Sunday FUNday” is for the whole family – 1-3 pm at the Log House Museum, “family-focused history activities, including arts and crafts, story time and refreshments.” Here’s a SWSHS volunteer inviting you to be there:

You’re also invited to the museum for its regular hours, noon-4 pm, and it’s the final day of the Ivar Haglund exhibit. (61st/Stevens)

CHORAL CONCERT: 1 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent‘s chapel, the NORCO College Choir performs a free concert. (4831 35th SW)

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

PREVIEW NEXT WEEK, and beyond, via our complete calendar!

West Seattle Saturday: ‘Spring at South’; kids’ fishing pond; parking-lot party; disaster drills; talk with your School Board rep…

(Rufous hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Welcome to the weekend – here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

KIDS’ FISHING POND: The West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club presents its annual free fishing pond for kids, 8 am-11 am at Seacrest Pier. Fishing equipment provided; the pond’s stocked with trout; more info here. (1660 Harbor SW)

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION HUBS’ DISASTER DRILL & OPEN HOUSE: 9:30-11:30 am at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, local volunteers – you’re invited to show up and help as a citizen actor! – will be rehearsing a quake scenario as part of the weeklong “Cascadia Rising” mega-quake drill. (6400 Sylvan Way SW) … Also this morning, the newest hub in West Seattle will have an “open house” info table so you can learn more about it, 9 am-noon – if you’re in THe Junction, stop by Hope Lutheran Church and find out more. (4456 42nd SW)

HELICOPTERS’ DISASTER DRILL: As previewed here again last night, a daylong drill will include helicopters flying to and from West Seattle’s Terminal 5, as part of the weeklong “Cascadia Rising” mega-quake drill. You can watch from the overlook at Jack Block Park.

SPRING AT SOUTH: Explore South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) and vicinity during the all-day event “Spring at South” – with trail walks in the surrounding West Duwamish Greenbelt, an open house at the Seattle Chinese Garden, wine tasting at the Northwest Wine Academy, photography exhibits, and more – see the schedule and highlights in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

PLAY GAMES! Not really beach weather as of this writing, so explore indoor fun with a big schedule of Saturday events at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor), from Family Game Day (11:30 am-3 pm) to Bridge Night (7 pm-10 pm) and more. (3727 California SW)

MASTER GARDENERS’ POP-UP CLINIC: Gardening/plant question? Special chance to talk with Master Gardeners at the Delridge P-Patch, 10 am-2 pm, as previewed here. (5078 25th SW)

P-PATCH PIZZA: At the Barton Street Community Garden and P-Patch in Westwood, the masonry oven will be fired up today, and you’re invited to come: “Enjoy the garden and an opportunity to explore the use of traditional community ovens as well as masonry oven cooking techniques. We’ll be baking fresh pizzas! Neighbors are invited to bring favorite toppings and cheese to round out flavors. Volunteers are welcome.” Noon-3 pm – or if you want to help with the oven, even earlier: “Join us to build and tend the fire for the pizza oven (9:00 am and onward). This informational and fundraising event is open to all.” (34th SW/SW Barton)

NO LIGHTHOUSE TOURS TODAY: The Alki Point Lighthouse is NOT open for tours today, but will be back to its weekend 1-4 pm schedule tomorrow.

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL-BOARD REP: As the school year draws to a close, your next chance to talk with and hear from your elected local rep on the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors, Leslie Harris, is 3-4:30 pm today at High Point Library. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

FROM RUSSIA TO GATEWOOD: The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble performs a free concert at Peace Lutheran Church, including folk songs and liturgical music, 4 pm. (39th SW/SW Thistle)

REALFINE/RUDY’S PARKING LOT PARTY: 5-10 pm in The Triangle, Realfine Coffee and Rudy’s Barbershop are hosting a free parking-lot party with “local music, art, drinks, and more!” (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW)

DAVID MALLETT @ KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, the legendary singer-songwriter returns to Kenyon Hallour calendar listing includes how to check ASAP if reservations remain. (7904 35th SW)

And a transportation reminder:

NO BRIDGE CLOSURE TONIGHT: The next overnight closure of the west end of the West Seattle Bridge for the Fauntleroy Expressway earthquake-cushion re-replacements is tomorrow (Sunday) night, 9 pm-5 am.

THE REST OF THE LIST … for today, tonight, tomorrow, and beyond, is on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Friday: Summer Kickoff; Community Baby Shower; more…

(Fishing osprey, photographed by Gary Jones)

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

DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS FOR COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD: Noon-7 pm – drop in and visit your city councilmember at South Park Community Center. (8319 8th Ave. S.)

SUPER SMASH BROTHERS BRAWL TOURNAMENT: For teens, planned by teens, 3:30-5:30 pm at Southwest Library. (35th/Henderson)

SUMMER KICKOFF: Youth arts showcase at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, as part of the Delridge Cultural Events Series, 5-8 pm, presented by Totem Star. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

KAYAKER/AUTHOR: Susan Conrad speaks at Mountain to Sound Outfitters tonight, 5-7 pm, about her 1,200-mile paddling adventure from Anacortes to Juneau. (3602 SW Alaska)

COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER: 6 pm at Alki Masonic Center – take a little time and go help a youth group collect donations for the tiniest, most vulnerable members of our community, as explained in our preview. (40th/Edmunds)

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Singer-songwriter TX Trumbo performs tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

ALKI CO-OP PRESCHOOL BENEFIT SHOW: 8 pm at The Skylark, $10 cover, music starts at 9 (all ages until then), benefiting the Alki Cooperative Preschool – explained in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE — the weekend, and beyond, plus the rest of what’s happening today/tonight, all on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Thursday: Terminal 5; Art Walk; mural tour; wine; SLHS graduation; more…

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox – we start with tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk – first, the venue map/list, from Admiral to Arbor Heights:


Two of the special events happening during Art Walk:

MURAL TOURS: Featured tonight, as spotlighted last night, two chances for a short walking tour of some of West Seattle’s historic murals, led by Clay Eals from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society (seen below at the “Bank Day” mural, during a preview tour with the Art Walk committee):


The tours are free. Meet at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW; WSB sponsor) before the tour times at 6 and 7:30 pm.

PAINTING EXHIBITION AND GREETING CARD LAUNCH: At VAIN (WSB sponsor) during the Art Walk, you’re invited to a cocktail reception for “Apartment Life Paintings” by West Seattle’s own Michael Doyle, also featuring a worldwide launch party for his line of greeting cards and prints. 6-9 pm. (4513 California SW)

Also happening around West Seattle today/tonight:

SSC GARDEN CENTER SALE: At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), plants grown and propagated by students, on sale 11 am-3 pm on the north side of campus. (6000 16th SW)

WINE TASTING: Also on the north side of campus at SSC, noon-7 pm, the Northwest Wine Academy‘s spring release of new wines is accompanied by free tastings and bites. Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm in the Super 24 lot, fresh-grown produce sold again this summer by the volunteers working on the Delridge Grocery Cooperative project. On the list this week: Apples, arugula, butter and romaine lettuce, beets, carrots, kale, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard. (5455 Delridge Way SW)

DUOS SUMMER HAPPY HOURS: Duos in Luna Park is going public again three nights a week for happy-hour events during the summer, Tuesdays-Thursdays. Each night has a theme, and tonight it’s Americana night. 4-9 pm. (2940 SW Avalon Way)

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING FOR TERMINAL 5 DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT: We covered the first one Tuesday in Georgetown so you’d know how this will go – the Port says it’ll be exactly the same format. If you have something to ask or say about the proposed quarter-billion-dollar project to expand operations/capabilities at T-5 in West Seattle, this is the time/place, 5-8:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction – presentation at 6, followed by questions/comments. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)

SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: 5 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex on the upper turf field, it’s the West Seattle Girls Softball 15U championship game, possibly 2 games depending on how the 1st one turns out, our tipster says. Darigold Royals vs. Bridge Electric. (2801 SW Thistle)

GRADUATION: Seattle Lutheran High School‘s ceremony is at 7:30 pm in the gym. Congratulations, Class of 2016! (41st SW/SW Genesee)

RIPPIN CHICKEN: Get funky at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE FOR TODAY, TONIGHT, BEYOND … on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Wednesday: From Lander to legislators

(Last night’s sunset, photographed by Lynn Hall)

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

LOCAL-BUSINESS MEETUP: Noon-1:15 pm, come visit our area’s only coworking center, West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), and network with your fellow local business entrepreneurs. (6040 California SW)

THE GREATEST MOVIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF: Wednesday-afternoon series continues at Senior Center of West Seattle, 1 pm, with Spencer Tracy in “Me and My Gal.” $1 members/$2 nonmembers. (California SW/SW Oregon)

LANDER STREET BRIDGE OPEN HOUSE: This revived SDOT project in SODO is of major interest in West Seattle, as a way to keep things moving over the train tracks. If you have questions, today’s 4-6 pm open house in SODO is one place to get answers – there’s also an “online open house” now accessible here. Stop by Metropolist.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 160: 6 pm on second Wednesdays is the monthly meeting at Post 160 in The Triangle. (3618 SW Alaska)

ULTIMATE FRISBEE: 6 pm Wednesday is “coed,” at Fairmount Playfield – more info here. (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: During tonight’s 7 pm meeting of the 34th District Democrats, district state legislators Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon and Sen. Sharon Nelson are scheduled to present an update on what’s been going on in Olympia. See the full agenda here. Meeting’s at The Hall @ Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)

COUNTRY COVERS: That’s what you’ll hear from The Loose Heels at Parliament Tavern tonight, 8:30 pm. No cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

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