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Highlights for your West Seattle Sunday

(Downy woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Good morning! Here’s what’s happening on your midwinter Sunday:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Fresh food sold by those who grew/made it, 10 am-2 pm, in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

JOB FAIR: 10 am-4 pm, as noted here earlier this month, the future MOD Pizza at The Whittaker (WSB sponsor) is inviting prospective employees to a job fair. (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW)

‘MEET A MUSLIM’: Moina Shaiq will speak during the 10:30 am service at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and then stay for a noon-1 pm community Q&A session/conversation. You’re invited to either or both. Details in our calendar listing. (7141 California SW)

STORY TIME AND BOOKFAIR WITH KERRI KOKIAS: Local author reads her new children’s book “Snow Sisters” at 11 am as part of a Bookfair for Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool at Westwood Village Barnes & Noble – details in our calendar listing. (2600 SW Barton)

WOMXN’S ACT DAY: Around the city, it’s a day of action following the second annual Women’s March. In West Seattle, as previewed here, you’re invited to two events at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center with the Delridge Grocery Co-op and The Little Red Hen Project, 11 am-2 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

JAMTIME: Bluegrass and old-time music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘PEERLESS’ MATINEE: 3 pm at ArtsWest, you can catch the first matinee of the new play, “Peerless.” Tickets available here. (4711 California SW)

JUNCTION FILMING: As previewed here last week, a local film crew will be working on a commercial production on California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska tonight between about 5 pm and 10 pm, and traffic will be held intermittently.

AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, Dennis James at the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ with a silent movie. Details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTUREour full calendar covers days, weeks, months ahead, and we’re adding new listings frequently (editor@westseattleblog.com)!

What’s up for the rest of your Saturday

(Male Red-Breasted Merganser, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Late start today – but not too late for some reminders. First:

IF YOU’RE HEADED ACROSS THE BAY … but not headed to Women’s March 2.0 … be aware that it’s happening now, starting on Capitol Hill with an 11 am rally and marching to Seattle Center.

(Added: Photo shared by local march participants as they awaited a bus leaving West Seattle)

Some streets are closed and some transit will be re-routed/changed. Here’s the SDOT event alert.

Here in West Seattle, from our calendar:

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR: Leslie Harris, who represents West Seattle and South Park on the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors – and serves as board president – has a community-conversation meeting this afternoon. Drop in at West Seattle (Admiral) Library any time between 3 and 5 pm. (2306 42nd SW)

MEMOIR-WRITING WORKSHOP: Tell your story! Free workshop with West Seattle writer Martin Piccoli at Southwest Library, 4-5:20 pm – details in our calendar listing. (9010 35th SW)

JEFF FERGUSON’S TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: 7 pm at Whisky West. No cover; 21+. (6451 California SW)

ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “an eclectic mix of covers and originals.” (5612 California SW)

NOT DEAD YET, THE APPROXIMATIONS: Starting at 8 pm at The Skylark, it’s West Seattle’s own Not Dead Yet sharing the bill with The Approximations – the band featuring King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg. Sherri sends the advance notice:

Not Dead Yet plays mostly originals (“West Seattle Hey” among them). The Approximations play fun, danceable classic rock and R & B. They are great fun and they are GOOD! Combined, the 2 bands are going to put on an awesome show.

$8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SWINDLER: 9 pm-midnight, Swindler performs at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District: “Psychedelic, improvisational, jazzy, jammy, instrumental groove. Catch them before they’re huge!” $7 at the door. 21+.(4210 SW Admiral Way)

West Seattle Friday: Duwamish River Chocolate Fest, theater, basketball, music…

(Photo by Kersti Muul: Harbor-seal pup nicknamed ‘Uno’ by Seal Sitters, snoozing on the West Seattle shore)

Cheerful thought of the day … spring is only two months away. And the weekend is only hours away. Friday highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

JAZZ AT SALTY’S: The Dave Holo Trio performs 5-8 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) – more here. Music with a view! (1936 Harbor SW)

DUWAMISH RIVER CHOCOLATE FEST: Eat chocolate and drink beer to support the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition! As previewed here, tonight’s the night – 5:30-8 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse and Cultural Center in West Seattle. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

BASKETBALL: Two teams are home tonight – Seattle Lutheran High School, vs. Rainier Christian, girls’ varsity at 6 pm, boys’ varsity at 7:30 pm (4100 SW Genesee); Chief Sealth International High School, vs. Bainbridge, girls’ varsity at 7 pm, boys’ varsity at 8:30 pm (2600 SW Thistle).

THE BREWS BROTHERS: Acoustic folk, rock, and blues at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 6-8 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘PEERLESS’: Second night for ArtsWest‘s new production, directed by Sara Porkalob. 7:30 pm curtain. (4711 California SW)

LOCAL ARTISTS … at The Skylark, 8:30 pm. See the list here. $10 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

AT THE PARLIAMENT: Eli, Night Ships, Western War, performing “Seattle-style indie rock.” 9 pm-midnight at Parliament Tavern. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

WHAT ELSE? See it all here.

West Seattle Thursday: RapidRide route art walk, Alki Community Council, Design Review for 4417 42nd SW, music, theater, more…

(Tuesday photo by Jim Borrow)

Another day/night with several chances to jump into (more) community involvement – among other possibilities. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

RAPIDRIDE H LINE ROUTE ART WALK: The conversion of Metro Route 120 into RapidRide H Line in 2020 will include public art. This afternoon you’re invited to join neighbors and the chosen artists for a walk/ride along part of the route to brainstorm. Meet at 2:30 pm at Roxhill Elementary School (30th/Roxbury) and/or 3:30 pm at Delridge/Henderson – with a bus ride to Delridge/Trenton inbetween if you want to be part of the entire event. Details here.

TRIANGLE ROUTE TASK FORCE: The Washington State Ferries citizens advisory committee with reps from Fauntleroy, Vashon, and Southworth meets at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall, 4:30-7 pm. UPDATE: Here’s the agenda. (9140 California SW)

WESTSIDE NEIGHBORS NETWORK MOVIE NIGHT: Interested in WNN? Join them for dinner and a movie, 5:30 pm – and you get to help choose the movie! Details including location are in our calendar listing.

DENNY/SEALTH JAZZ CONCERT/FUNDRAISER: 6-9 pm, enjoy the work of talented student musicians from Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School at Great American Diner and Bar in The Junction. Free admission; food and beverages available for purchase, and donations accepted, but not required – more info here. (4752 California SW)

WRITING CIRCLE WITH HUGO HOUSE: 6-7:30 pm support for writers @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

DESIGN REVIEW FOR 4417 42ND SW: Second and possibly final Southwest Design Review Board meeting for ~60-unit apartment complex in The Junction, as previewed here. 6:30 pm at Senior Center/Sisson Building. Includes a public-comment period. (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: Learn about timebanking at this month’s meeting! Starts with a potluck at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC. Agenda includes an update on the Alki noise-enforcement project, SDOT changes at 59th/Admiral, possible signage improvements at Constellation and Alki Beach Parks. All welcome. (6115 SW Hinds)

PUNK ROCK AEROBICS: Second Thursday night for this new 7 pm class for “all bodies” at Highland Park Improvement Club. (1116 SW Holden)

OPENING NIGHT FOR ‘PEERLESS’: New play at ArtsWest, 7:30 pm curtain, a few seats left as of publication. (4711 California SW)

AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN TONIGHT: 9 pm-midnight, Horse & Tiger – “soul music with absolute power. Featuring members of True Loves.” No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

AND THERE’S MORE! Check our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Wednesday: Delridge RapidRide; Morgan Community Association; WordsWest; Denny PTSA; more!

(Surf scoters in flight, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Busy night ahead in West Seattle – the highlights:

DISASTER SKILLS WORKSHOP: 5:30-7:30 pm at Southwest Library – details here, including how to preregister. Free! (9010 35th SW)

LEARN ABOUT DELRIDGE WAY CHANGES FOR RAPIDRIDE H LINE: It’s a two-event night at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, focused on the plan to convert Metro Route 120 into the RapidRide H Line. First, 5-6:30 pm, learn from and talk with SDOT and Metro reps about possibilities not only for the bus line itself, but also changes on Delridge – rechannelization and more, as previewed here. This is a drop-in meeting. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

TALK ABOUT DELRIDGE WAY CHANGES FOR RAPIDRIDE H LINE: Second event of the night – join your neighbors and the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council to talk about community needs, concerns, and ideas about the bus route and road changes. Also at Youngstown, starting at 7 pm; all welcome. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Kenney, quarterly meeting for MoCA, with – as previewed here – a big agenda including City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, HALA MHA, and the Lowman Beach Park seawall. See the full agenda here. All welcome. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: Nancy Pearl and Susan Landgraf are tonight’s headliners for the January edition of WordsWest Literary Series at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm, as previewed here. (5612 California SW)

DENNY IMS PTSA: 7 pm PTSA meeting at Denny International Middle School, with the featured topic “Alcohol and Drug Refusal Skills.” (2601 SW Kenyon)

BASKETBALL: Girls-varsity home games tonight, both at 7:30 pm, for West Seattle High School vs. Seattle Prep (3000 California SW) and Chief Sealth International High School vs. Lakeside (2600 SW Thistle).

DEADGRASS: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, featuring the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Tuesday: WS Crime Prevention Council; dancing; reading; music; more…

(Photo by Chris Frankovich)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, for the rest of your mid-January Tuesday:

BABY STORY TIME: Bring little ones up to 12 months old to Southwest Library, 10:30-11 am. Free and fun. (9010 35th SW)

JUSTIN KAUSAL-HAYES: Live music with a view! Acoustic hits of the last four decades at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-8 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. This month’s title is “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss. All welcome! (3411 SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct (meeting room’s next to the parking lot). Bring neighborhoods crime/safety concerns; hear trends and updates from local police. This month’s special guest will discuss drug trends. (2300 SW Webster)

DANCE CLASSES: New series launching at Senior Center of West Seattle – intermediate swing at 7 pm, foxtrot at 8:15 pm. More info in our calendar listing. (4217 SW Oregon)

BASKETBALL: 7:30 pm, home games for the boys-varsity teams at Chief Sealth International High School (vs. Lakeside, 2600 SW Thistle) and West Seattle High School (vs. Seattle Prep, 3000 California SW).

UNPLUGGED, A MUSICAL GATHERING: Acoustic musicians are invited to this session at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, West Seattle group with “… the best in power trio busking Americana folk power love blues with a bunch of punk rock aesthetic.” No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

Possibilities for your West Seattle Sunday

(This morning’s sunrise, photographed from 37th SW by Bryan Hendrickson)

Four options from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

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

MEET THE GREYHOUNDS: Greyhound Pets Inc. will be at MudBay in Admiral, 11 am-1 pm today. (2611 California SW)

LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: Free opera concert at West Seattle (Admiral) Library at 3 pm – program and artists here. (2306 42nd SW)

MUSIC AT C & P: PB&J plays at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) 3-5 pm; one member says they’ll be collecting tips for the C & P crowdfunding-to-buy-the-property campaign. (5612 California SW)

(Saturday night’s sunset, photographed from SW Stevens by Susan Romanenghi)

Quiet today, but BUSY week ahead – check back later for previews and other stories we’re working on!

Options for the rest of your West Seattle Saturday

(Pacific Wren, photographed by Robin Sinner, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Relatively quiet Saturday, as is often the case on a 3-day weekend. But if you haven’t already browsed the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here are some highlights:

OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-1 pm, the Community School of West Seattle has an open house for prospective families. (9450 22nd SW)

VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am-noon at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

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

‘MIGRATION AND THE WORLD’: The 2018 Let’s Talk Race” series starts at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center with “Migration and the World,” 1 pm-6 pm. Free child care and community dinner. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

BILL DAVIE: Acoustic singer/guitarist performs “alternative folk” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

NESTORIA, VIGILANTE SANTOS, SAINTS BY DAY: “Dreamy soundscapes” and more at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm-midnight. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

West Seattle Friday: Ways to launch your weekend

(Black turnstone, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Now approaching – your weekend. Here are Friday highlights to get it started. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WINE: Stop in and enjoy a glass of wine at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor); bottles available for purchase too. Tasting room open 5-9 pm. (5910 California SW) … In South Admiral, Welcome Road Winery (WSB sponsor) is open 5-8 pm, with glass pours and tasting flights. (3804 California SW)

SKATE NIGHT: 5:45 pm-7:45 pm, skating at Alki Community Center. $3/person. (5817 SW Stevens)

SPAGHETTI-DINNER FUNDRAISER: 6:30-8:30 pm, join the West Seattle High School Key Club in the WSHS Commons for a spaghetti dinner, raising money for club expenses and the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program. Tickets are $10 each; along with spaghetti, you’ll find a photo booth, raffles, and cake walk. (3000 California SW)

ART LOUNGE: Highland Park Improvement Club invites you to bring your projects and get creative, starting at 7 pm. 21+. (1116 SW Holden)

SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: Americana at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

BASKETBALL HOME GAMES: The West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School varsity teams are all home tonight. Sealth (2600 SW Thistle) hosts Franklin, West Seattle (3000 California SW) hosts Lakeside – girls’ varsity games at 7 pm, boys’ varsity games at 8:30 pm.

STUDENT-DIRECTED THEATER: Last of 3 nights for “Killjoy,” directed by student Kimberly Le, at West Seattle High School, 7:30 pm. $10 at the door. (3000 California SW)

AT THE SKYLARK: Live music at 8 pm, with Brainard, The Double Cross Committee, and Dennis Dabbs. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

AT THE PARLIAMENT: 9 pm-midnight, it’s Box Punch, your favorite cover band. 21+. $5 at the door. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

AND THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Art Walk, RapidRide H Line, and more for your Thursday

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, tonight’s spotlight event is the January edition of the West Seattle Art Walk, “5 pm until late.” Here’s the map/venue list for winter quarter:

It’s not just art – it’s also food/beverage venues with specials, as you’ll see on the list. Artists are spotlighted here. Among them: Greta Musland is at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor), where tasting fees are waived for Art Walk-ers. And Lezlie Jane, well-known for many public works of art around West Seattle, has a reception at West Seattle Windermere (4526 California SW) for new paintings.

Also ahead for today/tonight:

(The view from Alki on a similarly murky morning, photographed by Jim Borrow)

TODDLER STORY TIME: It’s rainy, but you don’t have to stay home with your toddler(s). 11:30-noon, it’s story time at High Point Library. Free and fun. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

RAPIDRIDE H LINE DROP-IN MEETING: Second of three meetings in this round of feedback about the future conversion of Metro Route 120 into the RapidRide H Line – the change isn’t until 2020 but big decisions about stops (and more) will be made soon, so if you’ll be using it, your input is crucial. 5-8 pm at Mount View Elementary in White Center. For a sneak peek of sorts, see our coverage of last night’s Burien event. (10811 12th SW)

OPEN MICROPHONE: Musicians and singers of all genres are welcome to the open-mic event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

PUNK ROCK AEROBICS: New class Thursday nights at Highland Park Improvement Club, 7 pm. “Suitable for all bodies.” (1116 SW Holden)

STUDENT-DIRECTED THEATER: Second of 3 nights for “Killjoy,” directed by student Kimberly Le, at West Seattle High School, 7:30 pm. $10/door. (3000 California SW)

KO ELECTRIC: “Original electric jazz” at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR for more!

West Seattle Wednesday: Buses, politics, poetry, music, more!

(Fox Sparrow, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From community involvement to entertainment, here are highlights of your options for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library. Geared toward babies up to one year old. Free and fun. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

RAPIDRIDE H LINE: While the conversion of Metro Route 120 to the RapidRide H Line isn’t scheduled until 2020, key decisions will be made soon about routing, stops, and other things, so this is the time to jump in and speak out. The first of three meetings over the next week is planned tonight – this one’s in Burien, but if you can’t make either of the other two, you might consider going. Drop in any time between 5 pm and 8 pm at the Burien Community Center. (14700 6th SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: First meeting of the year for this area’s biggest political organization, 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. Featured guest is state Democratic Party chair Tina Podlodowski. (9131 California SW)

POETRYBRIDGE: Monthly readings at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) are now on second Wednesdays, 7 pm. Tonight’s featured readers: Judith Camann and Thomas Hubbard. More info here. (5612 California SW)

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: The band’s back in West Seattle for gigs every two weeks at Whisky West in Morgan Junction. First one 7 pm tonight. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)

STUDENT-DIRECTED THEATER: First of 3 nights for “Killjoy,” directed by student Kimberly Le, at West Seattle High School, 7:30 pm. $10/door. (3000 California SW)

RIPPIN CHICKEN: “Power soul funk” at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR for more – and thanks in advance for sending us info on public events your school, business, organization, etc. has coming up – editor@westseattleblog.com – as far in advance as possible.

West Seattle Tuesday: First 2018 meetings for Admiral, Fauntleroy community groups; Roxhill Park’s future; more!

(Dark-eyed Junco, photographed by Jeremiah Holt)

What’s ahead for your West Seattle Tuesday, from the WSB calendar:

KIDS’ CAFE: Free meals for ages 1-18, 2:45-3:30 pm at High Point Library. (35th/Raymond)

LITTLES ‘FLAG ROLLER DERBY’ PRACTICE STARTS: As previewed here last weekend, the winter session is starting for Littles “flag roller derby” for 4- to 8-year-olds, 5 pm at Southgate Roller Rink. (9646 17th SW)

HOPE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm open house for families interested in registering at Hope Lutheran Preschool for next fall. (4456 42nd SW)

ROXHILL PARK’S FUTURE: 6:30 pm at Southwest Library, you’re invited to join your neighbors including the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition in a discussion with Parks Commons (and Arts in Parks) coordinator Randy Wigner about whether Roxhill Park might qualify for the program. (9010 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: 6:30 pm at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor), monthly meeting moved from first Tuesday because of the holidays. (4022 SW Alaska)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: City Councilmember Lisa Herbold is the featured guest – see the full agenda in our calendar listing. All welcome. 7 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral. (42nd/Lander)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Crime, safety, traffic, and development are among the topics – the agenda’s in our calendar listing. All welcome. 7 pm in the meeting room by the front entrance of Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)

SHAMBHALA MEDITATION: 7 pm sitting meditation, 8 pm group discussion, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. More info in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

FOR MORE … go to our complete-calendar page!

West Seattle Monday: Schools, books, boosters, and more!

(Photo by Don Brubeck)

Welcome to the second week of 2018. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox, here are highlights of the day and night ahead:

INAUGURATION CEREMONY: West Seattle-residing City Councilmember Lorena González is one of four citywide elected officials who will have an inauguration ceremony at City Hall at 2:15 pm this afternoon. The public’s invited. (600 4th Ave.)

OPEN HOUSE/FAREWELL CELEBRATION: 5-8 pm at Tap Station, stop in for a celebration of new beginnings for the founders and new owners of Swedish Automotive and West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor) — backstory here. (35th SW/SW Kenyon)

WEST SEATTLE PRESCHOOL FAIR: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm tonight at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Participant list here – includes WSB sponsors Westside School, West Seattle Montessori, A Child Becomes, Our Lady of Guadalupe. (3050 California SW)

TILDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8 pm, visit K-5 Tilden School (WSB sponsor) to “tour the classrooms, and chat with the teachers and specialists who make Tilden extraordinary.” Tilden is co-housed with, but not affiliated with, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – “their back door is our front door.” (4105 California SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUPS: Two at 6:45 pm – at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” by Amy Tan is this month’s book; at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW), where this month’s book is “Sweet Tooth” by Ian McEwan. Everyone’s welcome at both groups.

WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB: 7 pm at the West Seattle High School library, all welcome: “Your support and involvement makes it possible for the Booster Club to support the students and coaches of the athletic programs, band, and cheerleaders at WSHS.” (3000 California SW)

‘PEERLESS’ FIRST LOOK: Free event at ArtsWest looking ahead to the next production, “Peerless.” 7:30 pm. Though it’s free, tickets are required – our calendar listing has the info. (4711 California SW)

AND THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page! You’re also welcome to send listings – as far in advance as possible – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

What’s on the list for your West Seattle Sunday

(Northern Flicker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Here are highlights for the last day of the first week of 2018, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES SCHEDULE CHANGE: The winter WSF schedule starts today. (See the PDF version here.)

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

‘SUDDENLY IN COMMAND’: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary presents emergency-preparedness class for inexperienced boaters. 1:30-3:30 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library – more info in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd SW)

CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm at the community room at Arrowhead Gardens, all are welcome at the monthly meeting of the community advisory committee for city-sanctioned encampment Camp Second Chance in southeast West Seattle. (9200 2nd SW)

JANET AND THE CURMUDGEONS: Swing and jazz with this trio at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

ALL-AGES SHOW AT THE SKYLARK: Featuring DJ Cosmo Rossi, Sam Jenkins, Brennen, Esai. 5-10 pm, $5, all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SOUND BATH: An hour of “crystal sound bliss” at Bikram Yoga in The Junction, 7:30 pm. More info here. (4747 California SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar, here.

Mystery boom/shake in northeast West Seattle

Via e-mail and text, we’ve received multiple reports of something loud that shook homes in northeast West Seattle just after 7:30 pm – North Delridge, Luna Park, east Admiral/south Harbor Ave. areas. Reports were like this one from Steph: “Our house shook so hard things moved a little.” We’ve checked around and there were no SFD emergency responses for explosions, fires, crashes; also, no earthquake reports. So far, officially a mystery, but we’re mentioning it in case you wondered too.

What’s up for 2018’s first West Seattle Saturday

(Photo by Robin Sinner, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Here are ways to spend some of the first day of the first weekend of 2018:

GET FIT WEST SEATTLE: First group run for this beginner-to-half-marathon free training program – meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) at 8 am to run one mile. (2743 California SW)

KING TIDE: Water-watchers will see a 13-foot high tide at 8:39 am.

CHRISTMAS TREE DROPOFFS: Ready to get the Christmas tree out of your living room? Take it to the Masonic Center parking lot in The Junction and drop it off with the West Seattle Rainbow Girls, 9 am-1 pm. It’s a fundraiser for the youth group, by donation. (4736 40th SW)

WEST SEATTLE LINUX USERS GROUP: 9 am, regular biweekly meeting, at the Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor). More info here. (9140 California SW)

THE HOLY YOGA EXPERIENCE: 9 am-1 pm at West Seattle Christian Church in The Junction. (4400 42nd SW)

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

BASKETBALL: Seattle Lutheran High School‘s varsity teams play at home this afternoon, both vs. Evergreen Lutheran. 2:30 girls, 4 pm boys. (4100 SW Genesee)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: “Dr. Strangelove” is this month’s movie, presented for WSMM by West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice. Doors open 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point; movie at 7, followed by discussion. (6400 Sylvan Way)

LIVE MUSIC: At The Skylark, 8 pm, with The Science of Deduction, The Almost Faithful, and Smooth Richard. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

MORE … on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Friday: From history to music, and more!

(“Synchronized” sea lions, thermoregulating! Photographed by Kersti Muul while orca-watching in West Seattle Thursday)

The first weekend of 2018 is on the way. Here’s your list of possibilities, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

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

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: New location for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented first-Friday author series – Southwest Library. 5-7 pm tonight, drop in to hear from David M. Hansen, talking about his book “Battle Ready,” telling the stories of the coastal forts in the Northwest a century ago. (9010 35th SW)

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room open 5-9 pm – stop in and enjoy a glass of wine at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor); bottles available for purchase too. (5910 California SW)

JAZZ AT SALTY’S: Dave Holo Trio performs, 5-8 pm, at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor). No cover/minimum. (1936 Harbor SW)

SKATE NIGHT: 5:45 pm-7:45 pm, skating at Alki Community Center. $3/person. (5817 SW Stevens)

AT C & P COFFEE COMPANY: 7-9 pm, live music with David Johnson. (5612 California SW)

AT THE SKYLARK: Live music at 8 pm, with Snaketopus, TENRAI, and Hands of Deliverance. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

AND THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page.

What’s up for your West Seattle Thursday

(Townsend’s warbler, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Welcome to 2018’s first Thursday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FAMILY STORY TIME: 10:30 am at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE TO BALLARD LIGHT RAIL ‘ELECTED LEADERSHIP’ GROUP: As previewed here earlier this week, this group is meeting for the first time at 705 Union Station on the south side of downtown, 2-4 pm. Public welcome. Meeting documents are here. (4th Ave. S. & Seattle Blvd. S. – map)

ALKI ELEMENTARY PTA: 6:30 pm meeting. (3010 59th SW)

READ THE KORAN IN 4 WEEKS: Tonight is the first of four sessions in First Lutheran Church of West Seattle pastor Rev. Ron Marshall‘s next series, 7 pm. Check to see if there’s room. (4105 California SW)

AT THE SKYLARK: Tonight’s live music features Barrett Staples, Thom Joseph, VIBE, Jay Fiddy. 8 pm. 21+. $8 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE SOUL: New monthly event at Parliament Tavern – see tonight’s lineup in our calendar listing. 9 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

THERE’S MORE … on our complete calendar!

West Seattle Wednesday: Southwest District Council, ‘Get Fit,’ basketball, music, more!

(This morning’s almost-moonset view @ Alki, photographed by Don Brubeck)

Second day post-holidays, and life continues to get busier. Here are highlights for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library. Free and fun. (3411 SW Raymond)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: As previewed here, City Councilmember Lisa Herbold is the main guest at tonight’s first SWDC meeting of the year. 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center, all welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)

SCHOOL-BOUNDARY CHANGES: As previewed here last night, the School Board will consider proposed boundary changes for Genesee Hill Elementary and Lafayette Elementary schools during its meeting tonight (the 6:30 pm section) at district HQ in SODO. (3rd & Lander)

(This morning’s moonset high over the Olympics, photographed by James Bratsanos)

‘WEST SEATTLE GET FIT’ INFO NIGHT: 7 pm at January 3rd, come to West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) and find out about the soon-to-start free program that will get beginning runners ready for a half-marathon later this year. (2743 California SW)

JIM PAGE: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

BASKETBALL: Girls-varsity home games tonight: Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle) hosts Eastside Catholic, West Seattle High School (3000 California SW) hosts Franklin. Both games are at 7:30 pm.

OPEN MICROPHONE: New open-mic night at Great American Diner and Bar, hosted by Alan Sobel. 7:30 pm, with signups starting at 7. (4752 California SW)

With your help, we’re continuing this year to work to be sure our calendar is the most comprehensive catalog of what’s happening in West Seattle – editor@westseattleblog.com is where to send info about what you are doing/offering/presenting, as soon as you have it – thanks!

West Seattle Tuesday: Post-holiday highlights

(This morning’s view from Constellation Park, photographed by Al)

As the wheels of routine start to creak back to life … here are highlights of what’s coming up today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and our archives:

TRASH/RECYCLING REMINDER: Seattle Public Utilities solid-waste customers all have their pickup days sliding one day again this week – so you’re getting pickup today if you’re usually a Monday customer, tomorrow for Tuesday customers, etc. Then next week it’s back to normal. (P.S. Post-holiday recycling info, including Christmas trees, is in our Holiday Guide.)

BABY STORY TIME: Bring babies up to 12 months old to this half-hour full of stories, songs, and rhymes at Southwest Library, 10:30 am. Free as always. (9010 35th SW)

TODDLER STORY TIME: This story time is geared toward 2-to-3-year-olds. Bring them to West Seattle (Admiral) Library at 10:30 am for a fun half-hour. Free as always. (2306 42nd SW)

(Photo by Monty – New Year’s Day sunrise – didn’t get to publish it yesterday but didn’t want it to go unshared)

SHERIFF’S OATH OF OFFICE: As previewed here last week, West Seattleite Mitzi Johanknecht becomes King County Sheriff at 11 am today by taking the oath of office at the King County Courthouse downtown, room E-942, and the public is welcome. (516 3rd Ave.)

RESOLVED TO WORK ON YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS? West Seattle 832 Toastmasters‘ first meeting of the year is 6:30 pm at Brookdale West Seattle – details in our calendar listing. (4611 35th SW)

MEDITATION: West Seattle Shambhala Meditation invites you to their 7 pm gathering at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Open to all. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

LAST NIGHT FOR MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS: If you want one last look at West Seattle’s brightest Christmas lights, tonight’s the night, we’re told. (5605 Beach Drive SW)

Something for the WSB calendar in 2018, so we can let all your West Seattle neighbors know? Please e-mail the info as soon as you have it – it’s never TOO early! Plain text in the body of your e-mail – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

West Seattle Saturday: Highlights for your New Year’s Eve-Eve

(Barrow’s Goldeneye, photographed by Mark Wangerin. PS – today’s the Christmas Bird Count)

Second-to-last day of 2017. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide, here are a few ways to spend it:

SOUND STEPS WALKING PROGRAM: Scheduled for a 10 am walk at Camp Longour listing explains how to confirm with the organizer. (5200 35th SW)

SEE THE LIGHTS: The displays/shows in the Holiday Guide (where you’ll find times and addresses) are ending soon; West Seattle Lights‘ finale is the soonest, New Year’s Eve, while the Menashe Family Lights run through January 2nd.

TRIBUTE TO TRIO: One more 30th-anniversary tribute to the collaboration of Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt. 8 pm-11 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

WEST END GIRLS: A DRAG EXTRAVAGANZA – Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm at The Skylark. Lineup and ticket link are here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SING IT: Karaoke at Talarico’s in The Junction, 10 pm-1 am. 21+. (4718 California SW)

NEW YEAR, NEW SKILL: West Seattle Amateur Radio Club offering 2018 ham classes

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Get on the air in 2018! The announcement just out of the WSB inbox:

Is learning a new skill one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2018? If so, the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club has an old-but-new opportunity for you.

In late January, the Club will be offering classes so you can learn about amateur (ham) radio and take the test to get your FCC license, all in the same weekend.

And while ham radio has been around a long time, there are many new applications which are being adapted to take advantage of amateur band radio frequencies. Did you know that you can now send email over radio waves and create your own Wi-Fi using radio equipment?

“Our club likes to say ‘it’s not your grandfather’s ham radio any more’,” says Ron Zuber, president of the club. “We know that ham radio is the best and most fundamental way of communicating when all other methods are unavailable; we are also incorporating new technologies and equipment that go beyond simple voice communications.”

If you’re interested, details are in these flyers (PDF here, or embedded below):

West Seattle Wednesday: Lights, music, fitness!

(Photo by Don Brubeck – looking over the Duwamish River early today)

Highlights for the rest of your Wednesday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:

SOUTHWEST POOL: Multiple public sessions between noon and 8:30 pm – see the schedule here. (2801 SW Thistle)

HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW: Most local music/lights displays continue through New Year’s (see the list in the Holiday Guide), but tonight is the last special custom characters-in-lights show at the Uehara-Bingen home on Alki, 6:30 pm, “kid-friendly,” all welcome. (1736 Alki SW)

WEST SEATTLE GET FIT – INFORMATION NIGHT: 7 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), get a jump on your New Year’s resolution to get fit – find out about this free program to get you from “couch to half-marathon.” (2743 California SW)

THE BILLY JOE SHOW HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY: Enjoy music from Billy Joe Huels of the Dusty 45s at West 5 tonight starting at 7 pm. Tasty drinks/food available, but no cover. (4539 California SW)

ALAN SOBEL AND TIM CASHMAN: Special musical performance at Great American Diner and Bar in The Junction, 7:30 pm. (4752 California SW)

MAURICE & HIS THING: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, blues and rhythm with Maurice Caldwell. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

New Year’s events? Or something else coming up? Send info to editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

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