Something to say about Comcast? West Seattle meeting tomorrow night

April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 11 Comments

Something to say about Comcast? We just found out the city has scheduled a community meeting in West Seattle TOMORROW NIGHT (Wednesday 4/23) about the city’s cable-franchise renewal process. (Thanks to Deb and Karen of the Block Watch Captains’ Network – which by the way has an unrelated meeting tonight – for the tip.) The cable-franchise meeting is at 6 pm Wednesday, High Point Community Center (6420 34th SW), with a chance for you to tell the city what you think about Comcast, as it gets ready for a potential 10-year franchise renewal. If you can’t make it to the meeting, and haven’t filled out the city survey, it’s still open – go here; other ways to have your say are here.

West Seattle Tuesday: Election Day; Earth Day; Spa Day; Sealth PTSA; Block Watch Captains’ Network…

April 22, 2014 at 11:09 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

One thing that might be on your agenda today – whale watching! Carolyn Newman got that photo this morning (and also got the visitors on camera Monday). Thanks to everybody who’s called and texted – we’ve been sharing updates here as well as on Twitter and on Facebook. Meantime, other highlights for today/tonight:

BALLOT DROP-OFF VAN UNTIL 8 PM: It’s Election Day, which really means “ballot-dropoff-or-mailing deadline day.” No stamp needed IF you use a King County Elections dropoff box or van; our area has two of the latter until 8 pm tonight – West Seattle Stadium (enter off northbound 35th just south of Avalon Way) or Greenbridge (east side of 8th SW just south of SW Roxbury). We should get one round of results tonight around 8:15-8:30, and we’ll publish them here on WSB as soon as they’re available.

EARTH DAY/WEEK AT FLEURT: Today through Sunday (April 27th), Fleurt (WSB sponsor) in The Junction celebrates Earth Day/Week by offering you an incentive to recycle a vase/container – for every donated vase/container turned in, Fleurt will give you a mini-plant! (4536 California SW)

SPA DAY AT THE SENIOR CENTER: 2-7 pm, one admission price gets you up to five spa services (or you can buy a la carte) during this special event at the Senior Center of West Seattle (WSB sponsor) – details on the center’s home page. (California/Oregon)

CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA, DIFFERENT LOCATION: 7 pm, the Chief Sealth IHS PTSA meets NOT at the school, but this time, at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. From president Ted Reed:

For the first time, the PTSA at Chief Sealth Int’l High School is going mobile with its general meeting. It will be held at the High Point Neighborhood House. Come hear Principal Aida Fraser-Hammer discuss the process of bringing the school budget to completion. As an initial proposal from the school district – to its final version approved by the teaching staff – the Chief Sealth annual budget is a work-in-progress throughout the year. She will also detail the budget for the upcoming school year. We’re also proud to have Marty McLaren, Seattle School Board Director, presenting the latest news from the district. She will discuss the State Court’s decision to “fully” fund education in the State. If there is an eventual windfall from the State, does have the District have a plan for its use? Priorities?

(6400 Sylvan Way)

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at Southwest Precinct, with tonight’s special topic, SPD’s online information, what’s helpful, what would be more helpful, what’s in the works. (Delridge/Webster)

NIGHTLIFE: Jazz, blues, trivia, karaoke, singer/songwriter showcase – see the listings on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar. (Mouse over the right side of any line on the calendar and click the “plus sign” to open it for more information.)

West Seattle Sunday: Easter 2014, and other highlights

April 20, 2014 at 5:04 am | In Holidays, West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

Today is Easter Sunday, and the sixth day of Passover. And it’s the time of year when – as shown in Danny McMillin‘s photo – the geese known as brant are in our area fueling up for their northward migration. Enjoy watching them while they’re here. And enjoy your day, which includes these highlights:

EASTER SERVICES: West Seattle churches that sent requests to be listed for today are on this list (starting with the UCC churches’ combined sunrise service at Alki). Several also are featuring egg hunts after/between services.

SALVATION ARMY EGG HUNT: 9:45 am in the gym at their White Center/West Seattle facility. (9050 16th SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Yes, it’s on, 10 am-2 pm. Special extra today: Blue Geisha Tattoo will be back for a second Easter Sunday with free facepainting and temp tattoos for kids. (44th/Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: Late start for Easter Sunday, noon, Walt Hundley Playfield @ High Point. (31st/Myrtle)

GARDENING PRESENTATION AT WEST SEATTLE BRANCH LIBRARY: Yes, Seattle Public Library branches ARE open today, and at the Admiral branch, you’ll find a special 2 pm presentation about cool-season gardening – details in our calendar listing. (2326 42nd SW)

ALL-AGES LIVE MUSIC: The Feelgood Band of the Year performs at Skylark Café and Club, 4 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SING FOR OSO: As previewed here earlier in the weekend, the Vietnamese Cultural Center in West Seattle is hosting a karaoke fundraiser for mudslide victims today, 3-7 pm, donations to the American Red Cross. (2234 SW Orchard)

West Seattle Saturday: Egg hunts; Duwamish Alive!; Junction Tax-Free Day; Record Store Day; Earth Day Run; more

April 19, 2014 at 6:03 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Photo by Mark Bauschke, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
So much happening today! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, highlights from morning until night, starting with an event that includes a traffic alert:

ALKI TRAFFIC ALERT FOR EARTH DAY RUN: Traffic/parking restrictions will be in effect along Alki Avenue in the 9-11 am vicinity because of the second annual Earth Day Run, first time on Alki. Start time is listed as 9:30 am, with post-race events continuing until noon.


9 am – West Seattle Thriftway (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan; WSB sponsor) egg hunt – get there early, there’s always a line!

10 am – Seattle Parks & Rec community-center egg hunt of your choice:
*********Alki – 5817 SW Stevens – billed as for ages 11 and under
*********Delridge – 4501 Delridge Way SW – for ages 3-11
*********Hiawatha – 2700 California SW – for 3-11
*********High Point – 6920 34th SW – for 3-11
*********South Park – 8319 8th Ave. S. – for ages 1-10

11 am – Eastridge Church community egg hunt on the south side of Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) – bring donations for the diaper drive for WestSide Baby

Noon – Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village egg hunt (2600 SW Barton), right after 11 am seasonally themed story-time


(WSB photo: Record Store Day art greeting on Easy Street marquee, spotted on Friday)
RECORD STORE DAY: From early morning on into the evening, Easy Street Records is the celebration epicenter – see the full lineup here; doors open at 7 am, signings throughout the day include West Seattle’s own Caspar Babypants signing and spinning 3-4 pm, and Rose Windows performing live in-store at 7 pm. (NW corner of California/Alaska)

DUWAMISH ALIVE! 10 am-2 pm, hundreds of volunteers are bringing TLC to sites along the Duwamish River and in its watershed. If you haven’t already signed up, pick a site and go join in – see the map here.

WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION ‘TAX-FREE SHOPPING DAY’: Look for the red balloons to see who’s participating – shops and restaurants that are will pick up your sales-tax cost for whatever you buy today. You can also see more than three dozen participants listed online.

APRIL POOL’S DAY: Free family event to promote water safety, with activities in and out of the water at Southwest Pool, 10:30 am-noon. (2801 SW Thistle)

ANTIQUE TYPEWRITERS: Last weekend we showed you one of the stops for Ribbon and Rhyme,” in which antique typewriters are provided for YOU to tap out some art – poetry, perhaps.

Today, they’re at Southwest Branch Library, 1:30-4:30 pm. (35th/Henderson)

‘COLLAGE CURE’ ART SHOW: 2-6 pm installation at Highland Park Improvement Club - details here. (12th/Holden)

NATURE HIKE: “Owls and Other Organisms” evening hike with naturalist Stewart Wechsler in Lincoln Park, 6:30 pm – details here, including where to meet & suggested donation.

MUSIC OF OUR TIME: Piano, cello, soprano performing Music of Our Time” concert at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)’s Olympic Hall, 7:30 pm. (6000 16th SW)

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL REUNION: Widow, 30 years later! Tonight at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9:30 pm. (6451 California SW)

See the calendar for even more ...

West Seattle Thursday: Design Review x 2; nighttime egg hunt for teens; more!

April 17, 2014 at 9:31 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Female Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
A selection of what’s up for today/tonight:

TODDLER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: Still time to get to High Point Community Center for this 10 am Easter-time little-kid fave. Details in our calendar listing. (6420 34th SW)

WINE AND BUNNIES: From South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

1-5 PM at South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy student-produced wines and Pastry Arts student creations will be on sale. From egg-shaped cakes to chocolate bunnies and hot cross buns, South will have you covered!

Tomorrow too. (6000 16th SW)

COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: Drop-in volunteer opportunity every Thursday, 5-7 pm, explained here. North end of SSC campus. (6000 16th SW)

DESIGN REVIEW X 2: Two projects go back to the Southwest Design Review Board for second-round Early Design Guidance reviews – 3824 California SW (30 townhomes/live-work units) at 6:30 pm, 4505 42nd SW (45 apartments) at 8 pm. See our preview of both hearings, including links to the “packets” with renderings and info, by going here. (Both meetings are upstairs at the Senior Center, California/Oregon)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL BOARD MEETING: 7 pm at Alki UCC, but a location change: “Because of Maundy Thursday service in the Parlor, we will meet in the Choir Practice Room on the third floor next to the church office.” Board-meeting format but all welcome. (6115 SW Hinds)

FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT: No, teens are NOT too old to hunt for eggs – this special event starting at 8:15 pm at Hiawatha Community Center is just for them; details in our calendar listing. (2700 California SW)

NIGHTLIFE: Multiple West Seattle venues have listings on our calendar!

West Seattle Wednesday: DPD at DNDC; Morgan Community Association; more…

April 16, 2014 at 9:13 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts, WS miscellaneous | 7 Comments

Before sharing his Tuesday orca photo, Gary Jones sent another awesome round of eagle photos from Alki Point (thanks!) – all three of which we’re featuring throughout today’s calendar preview.

LIBRARY STORY TIMES: Home on spring break? Parental leave? THREE library story times this morning for kids of various ages – see our calendar page for details (mouse over any line’s right side to get the “plus sign” you can click to open the line for more info).

MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S QUARTERLY MEETING: 7 pm at The Kenney (WSB sponsor). The agenda, as also published at

7:05 Murray/Lowman CSO (King County)

7:15 California @ Fauntleroy Level of Service (SDOT)

7:25 Micro-housing Legislation Update

7:35 Morgan Junction Land Use Topics:

Pedestrian Zone Mapping, Low-rise zoning changes, West Seattle land use committee

7:55 Morgan Junction Festival Update

New Business

8:00 Solar Presentation

8:10 West Seattle Transit Coalition and Prop 1

8:15 CALSeattle Letter: Coalition for an Affordable Livable Seattle

8:30 Nazarene Church Residential Development

All welcome. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

DPD AT DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: The city Department of Planning and Development has three reps for three programs at tonight’s DNDC – as previewed here yesterday. And West Seattle neighborhood advocate Cindi Barker will be there too, with information on how you can track, and give feedback on, land-use issues. 7 pm, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. All welcome. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

‘UNPLUGGED’ AT C & P: The Seattle Classic Guitar Society‘s open-microphone night for guitarists and other acoustic musicians, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

And as usual, much more on the calendar!

West Seattle Monday: Moon eclipse; Passover; North Delridge Neighborhood Council; more …

April 14, 2014 at 11:09 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 4 Comments

Another beautiful West Seattle bird – this time, a horned grebe in all his looking-for-love splendor, photographed by Mark Wangerin. On shore – and in the sky – highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PROPOSITION 1 CAMPUS RALLY: As previewed on Friday night, South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) students are rallying in support of the Metro/roads proposal for which ballots are due a week from tomorrow. Clock Tower plaza on campus at noon. (6000 16th SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL SPORTS: Though it’s spring break for Seattle Public Schools, three local teams have home games today – West Seattle High School baseball is coming off a 5-0 win over Nathan Hale last Friday:

(Photo by Greg Slader: Pitcher Jake Magera, who threw six shutout innings Friday)
The Wildcats play Seattle Prep at Hiawatha this afternoon at 3:30 pm. Meantime, Chief Sealth International High School has two teams playing at Southwest Athletic Complex this afternoon at 4 – softball vs. Holy Names, baseball vs. O’Dea. (Schedule is per Metro League’s website.)

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: Tonight’s monthly meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (Room 103) is at 6:30 pm, with agenda items including a letter of support for the Pathfinder K-8 playground project and a conversation with Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council chair Amanda Kay Helmick. All welcome. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

FOOD BANK WORK PARTY: Part of the PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) Food Bank program, 7 pm at West Seattle Food Bank, volunteers welcome; details here. (35th/Morgan)

PASSOVER … The Jewish festival of freedom begins at sundown tonight and continues for eight days. (Seders are on the schedule later this week at West Seattle’s Kol HaNeshamah synagogue.)

LUNAR ECLIPSE: As detailed in our most recent edition of “Skies Over West Seattle by Alice Enevoldsen, a total eclipse of the moon starts just before 11 pm tonight and continues for more than three hours. The big question is whether the weather will cooperate; the forecast foresees clouds tonight.

What’s up – and who’s up – for your West Seattle Sunday

April 13, 2014 at 9:45 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

We’re featuring two photos of West Seattle’s beautiful birds today. First, thanks to David Hutchinson for the then-and-now photo: “The Harbor Avenue Canada Goose goslings have done a lot of growing up in the past 7 weeks. The top photo was taken on February 19th, while the bottom is from earlier this week on April 9th.” Second, thanks also to Chris Frankovich for the eagle photo featured below! Now, on with the calendar highlights:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, with more returning vendors every week now that we’re well into spring. (44th/Alaska)

STORYTELLING AT DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE: 2 pm, in honor of the upcoming Earth Day, native and non-native storytellers with tales of Earth and our relationship with it. Details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

LEARN ABOUT EDIBLE GARDENING: 2 pm at Delridge Branch Librarydetails here. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: Classical music, live at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library, 3 pm. Program details here. (2306 42nd SW)

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P COFFEE: Burgundy Pearl performs acoustic Americana at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

FINAL PERFORMANCE OF ‘A … MY NAME IS ALICE’: 5 pm at historic Kenyon Hall, it’s the final performance of this musical-comedy revue presented by Twelfth Night Productions. (7904 35th SW)

BOOZE, BALLS & BINGO BENEFIT: The monthly drag-bingo/charity-benefit event at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 5:30 pm, this month raising money for (6451 California SW)

As always, there’s even more on our calendar!

West Seattle Saturday: Two dozen things to do!

April 12, 2014 at 9:40 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts, WS miscellaneous | 4 Comments

It’s all in the angle! That’s an early-morning scene from West Seattle Stadium that Sandy couldn’t resist sharing. Got a caption? Post a comment! Meantime, for today’s calendar highlights, please go direcly TO the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar

West Seattle Friday: Dining, dancing, nature, theater, more…

April 11, 2014 at 11:20 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

Our emerald peninsula, seen from the sky! Thanks to the WSB’er who shared the photo taken from a jet over West Seattle around 6 am today. Here are five highlights of what’s happening at ground level (as viewable any time on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar):

TEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 3 pm at Southwest Library, it’s a chance for teens to learn how to take an idea from dream to reality. Details in our calendar listing. (35th/Henderson)

DINE AND DANCE: Dinner, dance lessons, and music by the West Seattle Big Band, all part of tonight’s dinner/dance at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Details in our calendar listing; 6-9 pm. (Oregon/California)

WSHS DRAMA, FINAL PERFORMANCE: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” – featuring Charles Schulz‘s classic “Peanuts” characters – is onstage one last time tonight in the West Seattle High School Theater, 7:30 pm. Details on the WSHS Drama Club website. (3000 California SW)

SPRING NATURE ‘CONCERT’: Come to Camp Long tonight and listen to the voices of wildlife – owls, frogs, more. 7:30 pm; details in our calendar listing. (5200 35th SW)

‘A … MY NAME IS ALICE’: 7:30 pm, it’s curtain time for the Twelfth Night Productions musical/comedy revue at historic Kenyon Hall; details here. (7904 35th SW)

This is just part of the list – check out our calendar for more, including live music tonight at multiple West Seattle venues!

West Seattle Thursday: First Art Walk of spring! Free shredding! Free co-working! Genesee-Schmitz NC meeting! More…

April 10, 2014 at 9:45 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Mahonia in bloom, by Don Brubeck, from the WSB Flickr group)

Here’s just some of what’s up today/tonight – you’ll find lots more (including the days/weeks ahead) on the calendar:

FREE CO-WORKING: Working at home today? Pack up and head over to West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) to see what co-working is like. It’s “free co-working week” in honor of the grand opening at WSOJ’s new, expanded location in Morgan Junction. (6040-B California SW)

METRO Q/A @ WEST SEATTLE CHAMBER: 11:30 am at The Kenney (WSB sponsor), as previewed here, the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s monthly lunch meeting includes a Q/A forum with Metro Transit reps, less than two weeks before ballots are due for the special election to raise $ for transit and roads. Here’s an update on who’s expected to take part. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

FREE SHREDDING: 2-6 pm at High Point Branch Library, free shredding! Details in our calendar listing. (35th/Raymond)

TALK WITH COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN: West Seattle-residing City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen is having a series of “Little City Hall” conversation events around the area and today, you’ll find him at Southwest Library, 2-4 pm. (35th/Henderson)

DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE MORGAN STARBUCKS: Thanks to Diane for pointing out that the minimum-wage-increase-supporting group 15 Now is starting a series of demonstrations outside local Starbucks stores with one at 5 pm today in Morgan Junction. (California/Fauntleroy)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: The spring quarter begins with a new venue list/map!

6-9 pm, stop by any or all of the participating businesses and enjoy art, often with a chance to meet the artist(s), usually with refreshments. Preview venues on the official site at

GENESEE-SCHMITZ NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: General meeting at 7 pm tonight, West Seattle Presbyterian Church auditorium. Emergency preparedness is part of the agenda; details on the GSNC website. (3601 California SW)

West Seattle Wednesday: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’; WS open house for ‘Seattle 2035′; more

April 9, 2014 at 10:12 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

Thanks to Steve for the photo from West Seattle High School‘s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” one of five calendar highlights for today/tonight:

WSHS DRAMA PRESENTS … “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” – featuring Charles Schulz‘s classic “Peanuts” characters – is onstage for three more nights – tonight, tomorrow, Friday – at the West Seattle High School Theater, 7:30 pm nightly. Go have a good time while showing support for students in the artists (every performer craves an audience, and that means you!) Details on the WSHS Drama Club website. (3000 California SW)

Also today/tonight:

PATHFINDER BENEFIT @ MARINATION: 4 pm-close, go dine at Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) and support Pathfinder K-8 school! P.S. MMK has just launched its new spring/summer hours, and some new decor, as shown on its FB page. (1660 Harbor SW)

GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT/SEATTLE’S FUTURE: What’s the big picture? What do you think about the current policies and how or whether they should change? The city’s Seattle 2035 process, revisiting the “Comprehensive Plan,” is under way, and even if you’re not a meeting person, THIS is wehre to get involved if you are interested in, concerned about, supportive of, opposed to, have ANY sentiment about growth/development. The first West Seattle open house – at which you can ask questions, share comments, or just find out more – is 6-8 pm tonight, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

POT, PARKS @ 34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, as previewed here last weekend, hot topics on the agenda for the 34th District Democrats‘ monthly meeting include marijuana – where do things stand re: the future of medical cannabis once the recreational stores start opening? among other issues – and parks funding (will a Parks District go to the ballot this year?). More on the organization’s website. (9131 California SW)

COMEDY COMPETITION: Need a laugh? Maybe MORE than one? Second round in the comedy competition at the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9 pm – details here. (6451 California SW)

MUCH MORE .. on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar!

West Seattle Tuesday: Calendar highlights for today/tonight

April 8, 2014 at 9:21 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

(Monday’s sunset; photo by Chris Frankovich)
As we look ahead at what’s happening Tuesday – we’re interspersing photos shared from the end of Monday. Thank you to those who e-mailed these views! From the calendar:

4755 FAUNTLEROY @ COUNCIL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: 9:30 am at City Council Chambers at City Hall downtown, as previewed last night. Public comment at the start of the meeting, which also has the Bicycle Master Plan on the agenda. Live on Seattle Channel (and we expect to have a live video window here on the site, too). (4th/James downtown)

RESOURCE FAIR: 10 am-1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle – including free lunch! Details in our listing. (California/Oregon)

STORYTELLING: 6 pm, the Seattle Storytellers Guild is at Chaco Canyon Organic Café in The Triangle. (38th/Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS: Spring concert, 6:30 pm at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium – details in our calendar listing>. (2600 SW Thistle)

(Jeff shared the photo, suggesting the reflected light near Blake Island looked like ‘ghost ships’)
And a big slate of community meetings, as is usual for the second Tuesday of the month:

HIGH POINT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 6 pm, Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, with a lineup of SDOT managers as special guests to talk and listen. The agenda, from the WSTC website:

6:30-6:40: Welcome, Introductions, Community news, Updates.

6:40-6:50: Committee News and Updates; Looking for new Committee Chairs

6:50-7:00: New business from the Membership – Anything to share, work on?

7:00-8:00: Seattle Department of Transportation, to discuss infrastructure and safety across the West Seattle Peninsula. Expected Guests:

Jim Curtin, Senior Transportation Planner
Brian Dougherty, Associate Transportation Planner
John Buswell, Roadway Structures Manager
Bill LaBorde, Strategic Advisor at Seattle Department of Transportation
Bob Chandler, Seattle Department of Transportation
Assistant Director Richard Sheridan, Public Information Manager
Cheryl Swab, Strategic Advisor for Council Relations at Seattle Department of Transportation

8:00-8:20: Set action items for the May WSTC meeting with guest Andrew Glass Hastings, Mayor Murray’s Transportation Policy Advisor.

8:20-8:25: Set the main Agenda items for May’s WSTC meeting.

8:25-8:30: Adjourn.

All welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB: Your invitation from the club to come to tonight’s meeting, 7 pm at the West Seattle High School library:

Hello West Seattle HS Fans…..

Come and be part of this group of parents, alumni, faculty, coaches , and community members who want help raise money and awareness for West Seattle High School’s athletic programs and activities. Please visit our web site, for more information. We hope to see you!!

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm in the board room just inside the entrance of Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, all welcome. (9131 California SW)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral, all welcome. (42nd/Lander)

Much more on the calendar!

West Seattle scene: Alki Beach trash after semi-summery day

April 8, 2014 at 8:51 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 30 Comments

Thanks to Jana for sharing the photo. She writes, “Really disappointing. Walking on Alki this morning. Garbage, beer cans and liquor bottles. One day of sun brings out the best and worst in us.” It’s not the Parks Department‘s job to be picking up after people, but this does remind us it’s time for a check on when their crews change schedules for the spring season. We’ll add whatever we find out. And if you’re going to the beach – take a trash bag in case the cans get maxed out – pack your trash out if you can, or close the bag and leave it by the nearest receptacle.

West Seattle Monday: Co-working, art, gardening, volunteering…

April 7, 2014 at 9:04 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

We’re heading into what might be the warmest day so far this year – but it’ll be a while before the majestic Olympics lose their winter caps. Thanks to James Bratsanos for the photo! Highlights from today’s lineup on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE CO-WORKING: Check out the new home of West Seattle’s only co-working space, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor), today – free co-working from 9:30 am to 5 pm: Bring your laptop and lunch! (6040 B California SW)

‘JOURNEYS THROUGH MUSLIM LANDS’ OPENS: New exhibit at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)’s art gallery, which is open today 10 am-4 pm – read about it in our calendar listing. The gallery is in Brockey Center on the south end of campus. (6000 16th SW)

VOLUNTEER WITH THE WHALE TRAIL: The West Seattle-founded organization is recruiting new volunteers, as its educational mission extends further along the West Coast “Whale Trail.” Tonight, find out how you can help by checking out a volunteer meeting at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library, 6:30 pm (the meeting is for prospective AND current volunteers). You’re asked to RSVP by e-mailing (2306 42nd SW)

FREE GARDENING WORKSHOP: “Gardening 101 for everyone!” as described here. Part of the “Family Matters’ series at Fauntleroy Church – all welcome to the workshop in the Fellowship Hall. (9130 California SW)

HI-YU MEETING: 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, West Seattle Hi-Yu needs you! From secretary Kristin Botuchis:

Meet the two young ladies and one young man who are candidates for the 2014 Senior Court and hear about our upcoming events, including:

May 3 Community Breakfast and Talent Show
May 18 Annual Spring Tea, Auction, and Coronation

We have many volunteer opportunities available including a strip-the-float party coming up April 12th, so even if you cannot make the meeting please let us know if you can help.

Contact info is at (42nd/Hanford)

And a friendly reminder:

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY REGISTRATION CONTINUES: Be part of our region’s biggest Community Garage Sale Day (which we have coordinated since its 4th year – this is now year 10!) by selling and/or shopping on Saturday, May 10th! If you’re going to be a seller, registration is open now – please sign up ASAP via the link you’ll find here.

West Seattle Saturday: Save trees; play games; help schools; fight hunger; citywide Neighborhood Summit; more…

April 5, 2014 at 7:57 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 6 Comments

(No such thing as too many eagle photos. Thanks to Ryan O’Keven for this view of two!)
Happy Saturday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, some of what’s up now through nighttime:

BIRD WALK IN LINCOLN PARK … with Audubon. Starts at 8 am; details in our listing. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

FOOD DRIVE: The Kiwanis ONE food drive is today – watch for Kiwanians, Key Club members, and Scouts at local grocery stores, as previewed here, 9 am-3 pm.

SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMIT: Not IN West Seattle, but EVERYONE is invited to the Neighborhood Summit happening 9 am-1 pm today at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall downtown; here’s the agenda. We’ll see you there for at least part of it – text us if you’re going! 206-293-6302. (3rd/Mercer)

ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY CLEANUP: 9 am-noon at the school:

It is that time of year again to give the face of the school grounds at Arbor Heights a little love. This is a great time to gather for a working playdate, have some coffee and baked goods, and work together to clean the grounds, entry, walkways, flowerbeds, etc. as we enjoy our last few months before construction begins. Bring your gardening gloves and tools or use what’s provided and come and join us!

(37th SW/SW 104th)

FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK … would love to have you help them rescue part of the park from invasive plants/weeds, starting at 9 am. Details here. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

FAIRMOUNT RAVINE IVY-FIGHTING FOLLOWUP: Starting at 9 am, Fairmount Ravine needs your help to get free of some of the tree-choking ivy in this beautiful ravine that also frames a road used by many to get between Admiral and Alki. Details in our preview. (Fairmount/Forest)

SANISLO BOOK SALE: 10 am-2 pm, the big annual book sale benefiting the 4th grade camping trip at Sanislo Elementary – a major outdoor-educational opportunity. Books for all ages will be on sale. (1812 SW Myrtle)

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: West Seattle’s school-board rep Marty McLaren invites anyone who wants to talk with her about Seattle Public Schools issues to come to the common house of Puget Ridge Cohousing 10 am-noon today. (7020 18th SW)

INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP GAMES DAY, #1: Uptown Espresso in Delridge is now also a “Gameporium “and is celebrating ITGD 10 am-midnight, with game-playing and game-learning. (Delridge/Andover)

WEST SEATTLE RUNNER’S 4TH ANNIVERSARY SALE & DISCOUNT WEST SEATTLE 5K REGISTRATION: Come help West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) celebrate its 4th anniversary with a big sale and other special events, including – today only – one last chance for the discount registration price for the May 18th West Seattle 5K (benefiting and organized by the WSHS PTSA). More in our calendar listing. (California/Charlestown)

VOLUNTEER AT THE LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: The next orientation for prospective volunteers at the home of West Seattle’s history is today, 11 am-1 pm, and there’s lots for you to help with! See for yourself, here. (61st/Stevens)

INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP GAMES DAY, #2: Meeples Games isn’t open yet but will be presenting a free, public event in honor of the occasion, at Alki Bathhouse. Details here. 1-5 pm. (61st/Alki)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SPAGHETTI DINNER/AUCTION: The night after the team’s win over Rainier Beach:

… you can support them at a spaghetti dinner tonight, 5-8 pm at West Side Presbyterian Church, $10 donation per person. Photo by Greg Slader, above, shows Spencer Elder pitching in Friday’s game. (3601 California SW)

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL DINNER/AUCTION: 5-9 pm, you’re invited to help Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School celebrate this special night – details in our calendar listing. (20th/Roxbury)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL ‘TASTE OF THE ARTS’: Visual, performing, and culinary arts combine for this unique benefit – here’s our preview. 6-10 pm, starting at St. John’s Episcopal Church and moving next door to the WSHS Theater. (California/Hanford/Stevens)

‘TAKING ROOT’: For Earth Month, West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents the story of Wangari Maathai (who came to West Seattle several years ago to plant trees with students). Neighborhood House’s High Point Center – come meet your neighbors at 6:30, film at 7. Details here. (6900 Sylvan Way)

‘A … MY NAME IS ALICE’: Another performance tonight at 7:30 pm for Twelfth Night Productions‘ show at Kenyon Hall; details here. (7904 35th SW)

This is just part of the list – check out the calendar for more, including music tonight.

Seven ways to spend part of your West Seattle Friday

April 4, 2014 at 10:03 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

We tweeted that photo from the Westside Awards breakfast (WSB coverage here) on Thursday morning and can’t resist using it here too. Now, on to some of what’s up today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (where you’ll find the full list of possibilities):

WEST SEATTLE RUNNER’S 4TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Today through Sunday, there’s a sale and all sorts of special events at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), celebrating its 4th anniversary. Find out more in our calendar listing. (California/Charlestown)

BIN 41′S 4TH ANNIVERSARY: 6 pm tonight at Bin 41 in The Junction:

It’s the year of the 4′s … celebrating 4 years on 4/4! Friday marks our annual tasting celebration, featuring our friend and the local West Seattle winemaker that kicked us off back in 2010, Darby English. Darby will be sharing a variety of new releases from the winery including a single vineyard Marsanne, the Dark Side, Mourvedre, the Swagger and more. We’ll have some special snacks to nibble on to celebrate 4 great years of sharing great wine with each of you here in the hood. We look forward to seeing you at the tasting!

(4707 California SW)

JUDY BENTLEY AT WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society-co-presented series of West Seattle author appearances at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village continues 4-6 pm today with Judy Bentley – here’s her video invitation:

Full details on the SWHS website. (2800 SW Barton)

‘PETER PAN’: Arbor Heights Elementary invites you to come see the production – second and final night! 7 pm; details in this Facebook event. (3704 SW 102nd)

‘YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7:30 pm, the student production at West Seattle High School; details here. (3000 California SW)

‘A … MY NAME IS ALICE’: 7:30 pm, Twelfth Night Productions‘ show at Kenyon Hall; details here. (7904 35th SW)

‘MIDSUMMER/JERSEY’: 7:30 pm, Seattle Lutheran High School production at the school gym; details here. (4100 SW Genesee)

West Seattle Wednesday: Southwest District Council talks planning & land use; more…

April 2, 2014 at 10:15 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

Thanks to Alia for sharing that snowcapped-Olympics scene. Not too much on the calendar for today/tonight, but if you are interested in development, growth, and planning, don’t miss the first item:

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, the SWDC – reps from community councils and other major organizations around western West Seattle – meets. Here’s the agenda:

6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions, Approve Previous Meeting Summary, & Announcements – Sharonn Meeks & Vlad Oustimovitch

6:40 p.m. Seattle 2035 – Patrice Carroll and Nicolas Welch, Department of Planning and Development

7:15 p.m. SWDC Land Use Committee – All

7:30 p.m. CNC Update – Chas Redmond

7:40 p.m. Other SWDC business

• California Avenue SW Historic and Notable Structure Survey – Chas Redmond

• Neighborhood Park and Street Fund

• Neighborhood Matching Fund: recruitment of Large Project CRT and DCRT representatives and timeline

• Neighborhood Summit, Saturday, April 5, 9 am to 1 pm, Seattle Center, Exhibition Hall

• Topics for upcoming SWDC meetings

8:00 p.m. Adjourn


LIVE MUSIC: Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

COMEDY COMPETITION: First-ever comedy competition at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), which has been hosting comedy showcases in recent months. Round 1 starts at 8 pm! (6451 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY REGISTRATION CONTINUES: More than 25 sales signed up already, and today is only the second full day of 2014 registration! Be part of the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – Saturday, May 10th, 9 am-3 pm – by going here to sign up YOUR sale. (If you don’t have a place for a sale of your own, check out the group site at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse [WSB sponsor] – e-mail

West Seattle Tuesday: WWRHAH; WS Bike Connections; more…

April 1, 2014 at 10:03 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Fawn lilies in North Delridge, by Flickr member “old desolate,” via WSB Flickr pool)
Spring sunshine, early flowers … Tuesday dawns with sunshine. And a busy day/night ahead, as you’ll see in our highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MATH MATERIALS REVIEW: Today through April 25th, potential math-curriculum materials for Seattle Public Schools are available for review at West Seattle Elementary; details here.

AFTER-SCHOOL NATURE HIKES: 3:15 pm at Lincoln Park with local naturalist Stewart Wechslersee his site for registration/donation information. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Monthly WWRHAH meeting at 6:15 pm at Southwest Library. Here are the agenda toplines:

6:15-6:20: Introductions & Community News; Delridge Grocery Co-Op, Neighborhood Summit; Seattle Center – April 5th 9:00 am-1:00 pm; Seattle 2035 at Youngstown April 9th 6:00-9:00 pm

6:25-6:30: Upcoming Elections – Who is Running? Are you?

6:30-7:00: Committee & Neighborhood Council Updates

7:00-7:10: Seattle Parks Department: Carol Baker

7:10-7:40: Seattle Police Department: Captain Steve Wilske; Welcome to West Seattle, Introductions and Q&A

All welcome. (35th/Henderson)

FREE PARENTING TALK: With Renée Metty at The Cove School; child care available with advance signup – details in our calendar listing. 6:30 pm. (3430 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: Monthly meeting at 6:30 pm, HomeStreet Bank in The Junction. (4022 SW Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE QUILTERS: 7 pm, one of the twice-monthly meetings of this group at Senior Center of West Seattle; details in our calendar listing. (California/Oregon)

REGISTER TODAY FOR THURSDAY’S WESTSIDE AWARDS BREAKFAST! You don’t have to be a member of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce to attend the Westside Awards breakfast this Thursday (April 3rd) and honor the stellar list of honorees just announced. 7:30 am Thursday at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) – here’s where to go to sign up.

West Seattle Monday: School district’s future; WS4OSO benefit workout…

March 31, 2014 at 9:35 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 8 Comments

Two incredible views of a male Anna’s Hummingbird this morning, courtesy of Alki photographer David Hutchinson – the other one is below today’s calendar highlights:

TODDLER GYM: 10 am-1 pm at Hiawatha Community Center, Mondays & Thursdays – details here. (2700 California SW)

SPS SUPERINTENDENT’S TOWN HALL: Want to hear about the road ahead for Seattle Public Schools? And/or say something about it? Superintendent José Banda will be at Roxhill Elementary 6:30-8:30 pm tonight for the last of five “town hall” meetings about the district’s Strategic Plan. (30th/Roxbury)

WS4OSO BENEFIT NIA CLASS: At The Center for Movement & Healing, there’s a Dance and Donate Nia class tonight at 6:30 pm to benefit mudslide relief as part of WS4OSO; the center is located above the offices of WSB sponsor Swedish Automotive. (7901 35th SW)

And now, as promised, David Hutchinson’s other view of that resplendent hummingbird:

By the way, you can see what else is on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar by going here.

WS4OSO West Seattle-wide benefit, & what else is up for your Sunday

March 30, 2014 at 10:08 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

Thanks to Debbie Runke for the great view of a bald eagle in Arbor Heights! Looking out over the calendar for today, we see these five highlights:

WS4OSO – MORE THAN 40 WAYS TO HELP: The West Seattle-wide benefit for mudslide survivors/victims in Snohomish County is on, with more than 40 businesses where you can shop, dine, and/or drink to be part of the fundraiser. Find the newest list on the official Facebook page – – and if you don’t use Facebook, we included the list as of last night in this WSB update.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the weekly market is on, with more vendors returning this week as we get deeper into spring. (44th/Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: Organizers of this longrunning informal Sunday morning event say it’s on for today, 11 am, in High Point. You can check the WSUFF FB page weekly for updates. (31st/Myrtle)

DELRIDGE GROCERY ‘VOLUNTEER SUNDAY’: Sundays, noon-1 pm, you can meet a rep for the in-the-works cooperative grocery store, “to ask questions and/or offer your time to help out”:

*Where: * The Daily Dose Espresso, 5214 Delridge Way SW
*When:* Sundays, 12 noon to 1 pm
*Who: *Anyone who wants to learn more or has a little time to share info with your neighbors. People who want to help with event planning, outreach, co-op development, sharing info about healthy living, food justice activists, People who love West Seattle!

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Singer-songwriters Greg Spence Wolf and Steve Norris perform live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

West Seattle Saturday: Mega-sale benefiting preschools; WS4OSO dinner @ WS Eagles; St. Baldrick’s head-shaving to fight cancer…

March 29, 2014 at 9:15 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

Highlighting the indoor events on this soggy Saturday:

SALE BENEFITING CO-OP PRESCHOOLS: Today’s the day for the big consignment sale of kid stuff, benefiting South Seattle Community College Cooperative Preschools, under way now until 1 pm, with more than 100 consigners participating, at the VFW Hall in The Triangle. If you haven’t already, check the official Facebook page for advance info. There are also preview photos (like the one above) on Twitter at @westseakidssale. $1 donation requested for admission. Across SW Alaska, Mountain to Sound Outfitters promises a free barbecue for shoppers starting at noon – hot dogs, turkey dogs, veggie dogs. (3601 SW Alaska)

GIRL SCOUTS’ ROLLER-SKATING PARTY: Local Scouts are invited to celebrate this year’s successful cookie-selling season at a skating party, 5-7 pm at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center. (9646 17th SW)

WS4OSO FUNDRAISING DINNER @ WS EAGLES: The West Seattle Eagles host a fundraising dinner to help slide survivors, open to the public, 5:30-7 pm: “Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, corn, and dessert for $9.” Check the WS4OSO page for the latest on what else is happening in West Seattle this weekend to help the slide zone. (4426 California SW)

ST. BALDRICK’S – HELP FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER: Even if you’re not signing up to get YOUR head shaved in support of childhood-cancer patients, you’re invited to be there and cheer on the people who are raising money for the cause by doing it. Donation opportunities, too. Emily Austin is the organizer and you’ll find her and the rest of the event at Mind Unwind, 6-8 pm. (2206 California SW)

MUSICA SACRA CHAMBER CHORALE: 7:30 pm concert at Holy Rosary tonight, “From Darkness Comes Light.” Details here, and note the free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm. (42nd/Genesee)

OLIO PLAYERS: ““Without A Clue or, Who Whacked Willamina Willagillespie from Walla Walla Washington” – onstage fun with The Olio Players at WSUU, details here. 7:30 pm curtain time. (7141 California SW)

Much more on the calendar – browse events for today/tonight and beyond.

West Seattle Friday: Garden Club; book event; WS Community Orchestras concert; development meeting; more

March 28, 2014 at 10:39 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 4 Comments

Thanks to Myrtle for the Thursday afternoon view of clouds and sun, looking eastward from SW Dakota. Here in the midst of a thoroughly gray Friday morning, we look ahead to the rest of the day, via highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: Under way now until 2 pm at Daystar Retirement Village. The club says you’re welcome to drop in for all or part of the meeting, which concludes with a 1 pm presentation about container gardening. More details in our listing. (2615 SW Barton)

ZARNI AT SALTY’S: Singer/songwriter Zarni De Wet performs at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5:30-8:30 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)

AUTHOR READING: Christopher Anderson reads from, signs, and sells his new book titled “Alki – read more about it here – tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

JUNCTION DEVELOPMENT MEETING: As reported here on Thursday, a new community group is organizing to oppose plans for a 40-apartment building at 4139 41st SW and it’s meeting at 7 pm tonight at the Holy Rosary School Hall. (4142 42nd SW)

GRIEVES, LIVE AT EASY STREET: 7 pm at Easy Street Records, Seattle rapper Grieves performs live in-store. (California/Alaska)

‘THE PASSION ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE’: Live performance by Leonardo Defilippis at Our Lady of Guadalupe; details in our calendar listing. 7 pm. (35th/Myrtle)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS: 7:30 pm, Kim Roy conducts WSCO in a “Concert of Classics.” Free (donations appreciated), Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. (2600 SW Thistle)

VIDEO/YOGA: Yoga and video art, side by side, Center Studio (WSB sponsor), 7:30-9 pm – read about it in our calendar listing. (9611 16th SW)

Lots more on the calendar!

5 ways to spend your West Seattle (and vicinity) Thursday night

March 27, 2014 at 10:57 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

Thanks to James Bratsanos for that view of a state ferry (update: the new Tokitae, on sea trials!) in the mist off Blake Island this morning. Looking ahead to tonight – five options between 6 pm and 11 pm, from here to the other side of the Duwamish, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SPRING FLING IN THE JUNCTION: 6-9:30 pm, special shopping event in The Junction, with six businesses participating, including longtime WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits. Details in our preview from earlier this week.

SOUTH PARK BRIDGE: 6 pm at Napoli Pizzeria, come see and hear the latest on the new bridge, now projected to open this summer, including a photo slideshow. Details toward the bottom of the county’s latest construction update. (8600 14th Avenue S.)

WHALE TRAIL: Tonight – what you DON’T know about whales, including how they evolved, in the latest talk presented by The Whale Trail at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

DELRIDGE NIGHT OUT: 7-11 pm, music at Skylark Café and Club to benefit the Delridge Grocery Cooperative. Details here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

DUWAMISH ROWING CLUB FUNDRAISER: Not happening IN West Seattle, but the rowing club serves West Seattle as well as South Park and Georgetown, and is inviting you to a movie-watching benefit tonight, 7 pm at Georgetown Stables – “Blondie Goes to College” – also food, beverages, a drawing, and more fun. Info in our calendar listing. (980 South Nebraska)

(Editor’s note – turns out this is FRIDAY night!) VAUDEVILLE! Sourdough Slim’s Wild & Woolly Vaudeville Show with Eric Simmons, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall. Details in our calendar preview. (7904 35th SW)

More on our calendar!

West Seattle Wednesday: Highland Park Action Committee; live in-store at Easy Street; poems/stories at C & P

March 26, 2014 at 11:51 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

World Water Week continues at Chief Sealth International High School – teacher Noah Zeichner shares that photo from an art project that is part of today’s student conference on plastic pollution, this year’s theme (“Don’t Throw the World Away”). No public events today, but what the students are learning will certainly reverberate in our community in the years ahead.

Meantime, some of what’s happening elsewhere in West Seattle today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

HIGH POINT SUMMER RESOURCE FAIR: Early-release day at school is the occasion for this 2-4 pm event with info on options for what youth can do this summer. Details in our calendar listing. At Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way)

SUPERSUCKERS @ EASY STREET: 6 pm, live in-store performance at Easy Street Records by Seattle’s own Supersuckers. (California/Alaska)

LASER OPEN HOUSE: Well Medical Arts (WSB sponsor) invites you to visit for an open house about SmartSkin (CO2) Laser rejuvenation. 6-8 pm. (9025 35th SW)

HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: Tonight’s agenda – 7 pm meeting after 6:30 pm potluck – shared by co-chair Carolyn Stauffer:

*Homestead Community Land Trust:* We’ve been getting inquiries about properties for sale around the neighborhood with “Homestead” signs, so we’ve invited a guest speaker from Homestead Community Land Trust to come tell us what they do (

*Neighborhood Park and Street Fund:* overview the projects submitted for grants in our district

*Highland Park Playground:* A Seattle Parks representative will be present to update us on the schedule for the Opportunity Fund Grant awarded to the park to create better access from 10th Ave and Thistle Street.

*HPIC Courtyard*: come hear and see what’s going on…. and help us name the new space!

We’ll also have some folks speaking about the *Tree Ambassador Program*, and the *Green Home Tour* coming up in April.

The meeting is at Highland Park Improvement Club. (12th/Holden)

POETRY & STORYTELLING: The monthly event is back at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

West Seattle Tuesday: Chris Jordan @ World Water Week; stolen-property info @ Block Watch Captains’ Network; more…

March 25, 2014 at 10:44 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

We might not see the sun again for a few days, so we’re glad to be able to share David Hutchinson‘s photo from one of last week’s spectacular sunsets. Five highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

CHRIS JORDAN @ SEALTH’S WORLD WATER WEEK: Plastic pollution is the focus of this year’s World Water Week events at Chief Sealth International High School – as previewed here – and tonight, you are invited to come to campus for a resource fair 6-7 pm and keynoter Chris Jordan‘s presentation about “The Plight of the Albatross,” at 7 pm – free. (2600 SW Thistle)

‘PARENTS, TEENS, AND SEX: THE TALK, PART 2′: 6 pm tonight at Southwest Branch Library, health educator Katie Acker from the Neighborcare school-based health centers at two local high schools will present information on “the state of sexual health and activity among teens,” as well as strategies for parents to use in “initiating and continuing ‘the talk’,” while reiterating “the critical role parents play in teens’ lives, decisionmaking, and health-seeking behaviors.” (35th/Henderson)

WHAT HAPPENS TO STOLEN PROPERTY? Bring your questions to the West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting tonight and find out from a Seattle Police detective who works on pawn-shop detail. New precinct commander Capt. Steve Wilske also is expected to be in attendance. 6:30 pm, Southwest Precinct. (Delridge/Webster)

‘BLUES TO DO’: 8 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), tonight’s Blues To Do extravaganza features the Seth Freeman All-Star Session with Chris Leighton and Scott E. Lind. (6451 California SW)

BABY KETTEN KARAOKE: A unique take on karaoke, 9 pm at Skylark Café and Club. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

West Seattle Monday: What’s happening as the week begins

March 24, 2014 at 9:04 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment


Thanks to Chris Frankovich for sharing his photo of an eagle in Friday night’s sunset. The beautiful view of our biggest waterway – and its wildlife – brings us to the start of today’s short list from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WORLD WATER WEEK: Today marks the start of the fourth annual “ideas festival” at Chief Sealth International High Schoolas previewed here – focusing this year on plastic pollution. The big public community event is tomorrow night’s keynote by Chris Jordan.

COUNCIL VOTE ON PARK EXPANSION: Last week, as reported here, a City Council committee OK’d the purchase of land to expand Dakota Place Park northward. The final vote is on today’s 2 pm council agenda. The meeting starts with public comment, if you have anything to say (here’s the agenda); if you want to watch from afar, it’ll be live via cablecast and web stream via Seattle Channel.

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at the High Point Branch Library; details here. (35th/Raymond)

TRIVIA/PUB QUIZ: Three venues are on our calendar with trivia/pub quiz events on Monday nights – Christo’s at 7, OutWest at 7:30, Shadowland at 8.

ONE WEEK UNTIL WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY REGISTRATION: Signups start next Monday (March 31st) for the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, coming up Saturday, May 10th, hundreds of sales big and small around the peninsula, coordinated by us here at WSB. Watch here and on the official WSCGSD website!

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