West Seattle, Washington
(Wednesday sunset photo from Constellation Park, by Vy Duong)
Here’s what’s big today/tonight!
LOW-LOW TIDES BEGIN: Tides get really low during the holiday weekend, and it starts today with a -2.5 foot low-low tide at 11:12 am. Go beach-walking … but tread lightly!
BEER TASTING AND VETERANS’ FUNDRAISER: Pelican Brewing is at The Beer Junction 5-8 pm and half the proceeds go to the West Seattle VFW, with Memorial Day poppies being distributed too – details in our calendar listing. (4511 California SW)
HIGHLAND PARK FIND IT, FIX IT WALK: Doors open at Highland Park Improvement Club at 5:30 pm for pre-walk mingling, and then the walk starts at 6:30 pm – see the map and description of planned stops in our preview (if you can’t join at the start, join along the way). This is your chance to come show city leaders (including department heads as well as elected officials) what you want to see fixed in Highland Park. (1116 SW Holden)
WSHS STUDENT SHOWCASE/13TH YEAR PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP EVENT: 6 pm at West Seattle High School, more than 100 career-tech student projects are on display, and the event also will include information about the 13th Year Promise Scholarship – one free year of college – adding WSHS in a year. Details in our calendar listing; all welcome. (3000 California SW)
2-DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC MEETING: 6 pm tonight at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, the city is convening a by-request public-comment meeting about two microhousing projects in one block of California SW, 5952 and 6016, as previewed here. (4217 SW Oregon)
TASTE OF WEST SEATTLE: The big West Seattle Helpline fundraiser at The Hall at Fauntleroy, with more than 40 food/beverage providers is tonight. Helpline says “a limited number of tickets” for 6:30 pm general admission are expected to be available at the door. (9131 California SW)
MUCH, MUCH MORE on our complete-calendar page!
Calendar highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) invites future students to this workshop to help with the admissions and enrollment process, 4:30-6:30 pm in the library on campus. (6000 16th SW)
WSHS MULTICULTURAL POTLUCK: Everyone’s invited, 6-8 pm tonight – bring a dish to serve 6-8 people if you can, you’re still welcome if you can’t – for food and performances and community, at the West Seattle High School Commons. (3000 California SW)
HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, including a look ahead to tomorrow night’s Find It, Fix It Walk. (1116 SW Holden) CANCELED: We’re told the HPAC meeting is off, with the FIFI Walk coming up tomorrow.
MADISON MS PTA & BIRDS-BEES TALK: After a short Madison Middle School PTA meeting at 7 pm, stay for a 7:30 presentation with Amy Lang on “The Birds & The Bees for Parents of Middle Schoolers.” Details in our calendar listing. (45th SW/SW Spokane)
BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY BASH: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
The beautiful weather continues (don’t tell anyone, but the extended forecast even suggests sunshine on Memorial Day itself, so don’t worry that you’re missing out before the holiday weekend arrives). Thanks for the photos – above, by John Hinkey; below, by Jim Borrow.
And now … what’s on the calendar for today/tonight:
DINE OUT FOR HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY: 4-9 pm, dine at Proletariat Pizza in White Center and 20 percent of the food/beverage sales will go to the Highland Park Elementary PTA, to support the playground project. Important: Show this flyer. (9622 16th SW)
AVALON PAVING/RECHANNELIZATION PROJECT OPEN HOUSE: 5:30 pm-7 pm at Delridge Community Center, a drop-in event to learn about and comment on what’s proposed along SW Avalon Way from the bridge to 35th SW. And we’ve just learned while writing this, new information reveals that it’s more than a paving project – it’s also a rechannelization project – story to come. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Pickup game at 6 pm, Fairmount Playfield. (Fauntleroy Way/SW Brandon)
WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, with special guest Community Police Team Officer Todd Wiebke, talking about how to plan what you would do if you found an intruder in your home. (2300 SW Webster)
SUPER KREWES: “Side musicians” live at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
We start today’s list with what’s both an event reminder and a traffic alert:
WEST SEATTLE 5K: At 8 this morning, Alki SW will close, between 63rd and Don Armeni, for the ninth annual West Seattle 5K run/walk. It’s a benefit for West Seattle High School, with sponsors including WSB. If you’re not signed up, you can still be part of it – last-minute registration starts at 8 near the start of the course. Race starts from 61st/Alki around 9:20 am. (61st/Alki)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street, in The Junction. The Master Gardeners are there too for free plant/gardening advice! (California between Oregon and Alaska)
SECOND GEAR SPORTS BENEFIT FOR GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY: Get geared up for summer at Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction today – open 11 am-5 pm – 10 percent of the day’s proceeds go to the Gatewood Elementary playground project! (6529 California SW)
FAUNTLEROY SCHOOLHOUSE CENTENNIAL: Today’s celebration starts with the “group hug” photo outside the schoolhouse at 11:30 am – all welcome to be part of it to show your appreciation for this historic building! – and continues with snacks, speakers, stories, performances – including Bubbleman! – and more. (9131 California SW)
JAMTIME, LIVE: Old-timey music and bluegrass with Jamtime, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)
COSTUMED BIKE PARADE: Part of the community-organized Alki Daze celebration – starts at 2 pm. (63rd/Alki to Don Armeni and back)
STREETCAR HISTORY: 2 pm at Delridge Library, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Seattle Public Library present this month’s edition of Southwest Stories – as previewed here last night, streetcar/railway historian Mike Bergman takes a look back at the Highland Park/Lake Burien line that went through much of eastern West Seattle, and beyond. Free! (5423 Delridge Way SW)
RED SEA: 8 pm-11 pm, “Alternative Eastern European rock” at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
(Pacific Slope Flycatcher, photographed in Fauntleroy Park by Mark Wangerin)
Big Saturday! Here are some of the ways you can enjoy it:
JUNCTION SPRING CLEAN: Even if you’re not pre-registered, show up at Junction Plaza Park at 9 am today to be part of a fun morning helping The Junction shine, as previewed here. (42nd SW/SW Alaska)
TLC FOR PUGET PARK’S TRAILS: Meet at the trailhead at 9 am to join neighbors and Seattle Parks in improving “this important piece of a future trails network within the greenbelt.” Whatever time you can give will be appreciated. Tools provided, but gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. (1900 SW Dawson)
KOL HANESHAMAH EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE: 9:15 am-12:15 pm at the West Seattle synagogue – learn about the children’s education program, as explained in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)
WEST SEATTLE BEE FESTIVAL: 10 am-3 pm in and around High Point Commons Park, inside Neighborhood House High Point, and at the West Seattle Bee Garden itself! Newest info on the schedule is here. 11 am kids/pets parade, 11 am-2 pm vendor fair, 11 am-2 pm plant/seed/tool swap, noon bee-hive demonstration at the garden, noon-1:30 pm international finger-food buffet inside NH … those are just a few of the highlights! (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE 5K REGISTRATION/PACKET PICKUP: Noon-6 pm, if you haven’t registered yet for tomorrow morning’s West Seattle 5K, stop by West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) and get it done! That’s also when you can pick up your bib, T-shirt, and packet if you are already signed up. (2743 California SW)
CELEBRATE SPRINGER! The 15th anniversary of the rescue of orphaned orca Springer will be celebrated starting with two events on Vashon Island today – 1 pm, “Springer’s Story” at Vashon Theatre (17723 Vashon Highway SW), and 5 pm Whale Trail sign dedication at Point Robinson. (3705 SW Point Robinson Road)
HIGHLAND PARK UNCORKED! Wine-tasting fundraiser for and at Highland Park Improvement Club (with sponsors including WSB). Doors open 5:30 pm, tasting starts at 7 pm. Check to see if there are still tickets. Raffle, auction, more. 21+. (1116 SW Holden)
ART SHOW WITH MUSIC: 6-10 pm at Muse Gallery and Studio in North Delridge, one night only, art by Casey Brookbush with music by Jake Carden. (3801 Delridge Way SW)
MARIO KART TOURNAMENT: 7 pm at Tap Station. No entry fee. All ages. (7900 35th SW)
DAD PERFORMS TO HELP KIDS: 9 am-midnight at Parliament Tavern, it’s the local band DAD, raising money for local students. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
OF COURSE THERE’S MORE … on our full-calendar page.
Highlights for the rest of your Friday:
DISTRICT TRACK AND FIELD MEET: Go cheer for local high-school standouts this afternoon/evening at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)
WINE TASTING @ VISCON CELLARS: 5-9 pm, start your weekend with a stop at the Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room. (5910 California SW)
ALKI DAZE: First night of a weekend-long bicycle-centered celebration organized by Alki resident Guy Olson. Meet and greet at 6 pm at Alki Bike and Board in The Admiral District; ride to Alki at 7:30; bonfire follows. Full details here.
WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS: 6:30 pm, free concert featuring the WSCO Intermediate Orchestra and Wind Symphony at the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium – here’s a preview WSCO shared from rehearsal, with musicians led by conductor Mike Jauregui:
Program details in our calendar listing. (2600 SW Thistle)
SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: “Solo acoustic performer in the Americana style who sings 85% covers and 15% originals,” C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
SWEET, SWEET MUSIC: 7:30 pm concert and dessert at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)
THERE’S MORE … just check out our complete-calendar page!
(Great Blue Heron, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Here are highlights of what’s ahead today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
GLO DENTAL STUDIO GRAND-OPENING CELEBRATION: 4-6 pm, you’re invited to Glo Dental Studio (WSB sponsor) for the grand-opening celebration, starting with a ribbon-cutting, continuing with refreshments, and great specials – details in our calendar listing. (3295 SW Avalon Way)
WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: 6-8 pm gathering tonight at White Center Library, with guest speaker Rachel Glass from Hate-Free Delridge. Details in our calendar listing. (1407 SW 107th)
SOUTHWEST DESIGN REVIEW BOARD: One project on the agenda, 6:30 pm tonight at the Senior Center/Sisson Building – the Early Design Guidance review (size/shape/location) for 4417 42nd SW, “a 4-story apartment building containing 58 units and 4 live-work units,” with 29 underground parking spaces. The project is called Junction Landing; it’s one door north of, and proposed by the same local team behind, Junction Flats. See the design packet here; we first mentioned this project back in December. The meeting includes a public-comment period. (4217 SW Oregon)
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC, the ACC agenda includes a “focus group” conversation with the Southwest Precinct’s new grad-student research analyst to discuss crime/safety issues. (6115 SW Hinds)
LIVE MUSIC AT WHISKY WEST: 7-9 pm, David Johnson performs “melodic arrangements on guitar & piano.” No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)
BELLYDANCING: The monthly Alauda showcase at The Skylark is tonight, starting at 7:30 pm. No cover. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
We’ve arrived at midweek and the weekend’s in view. But first – six highlights for your Wednesday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library – bring the little one(s) up to 12 months old. (35th SW/W Raymond)
ROXBURY PAVING OPEN HOUSE: As we’ve been reporting, SDOT might move up the SW Roxbury paving project to 2019, and tonight is your chance to find out more and get your questions answered by dropping in at an open house, 5:30-7 pm at Southwest Library. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
ULTIMATE FRISBEE PICKUP GAME: Join your neighbors for an informal pickup game at 6 pm Wednesdays, starting tonight at Fairmount Playfield. (Fauntleroy Way SW/SW Brandon)
“Disruption and Repair” with Laura Da’ and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha
Both Laura Da’ and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha are incredible poets who bring unique perspectives from their extraordinary backgrounds.
We also host a community member to share his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. This month: Pathfinder K-8 Teacher Kelly Riggle Hower.
Free; all welcome. (5612 California SW)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Neighborhood House High Point. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SENDS CALENDAR LISTINGS! email@example.com – plain text in the body of your e-mail, as far in advance as possible. Thank you!
Before afternoon arrives – here are tonight’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
FIND IT, FIX IT WALK PLANNING MEETING: As noted here last night, the next community planning meeting for Highland Park’s May 25th city-presented Find It, Fix It Walk is tonight at HP Elementary, 6:30 pm. (1012 SW Trenton)
SEATTLE READS ‘THE TURNER HOUSE’: High Point Library convenes a book group tonight at 6:30 to talk about this year’s “Seattle Reads” book, Angela Flournoy’s “The Turner House.” (35th SW/SW Raymond)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, community crime concerns/trends plus scheduled special guest Capt. Eric Sano, commander of the SPD Traffic Unit. (2300 SW Webster)
‘UNPLUGGED, A MUSICAL GATHERING’: Acoustic musicians of all types are invited to C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) for this monthly gathering, 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: 8 pm, local band playing bluegrass, folk, and Irish music, live at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
AND EVEN MORE … just check our complete calendar!
A few possibilities from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
ORCHARD MEETUP: Most Mondays bring a 5-7 pm meetup at Community Orchard of West Seattle on the northeast end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus – a great way to spend some time out in the fresh air during our lengthening spring evenings. (6000 16th SW)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm, High Point Library – for kids of all ages, and their families! (35th SW/SW Raymond)
MYERS WAY HOMELESSNESS MEETING: The third “community conversation” convened by the city is tonight, 7 pm, at the Joint Training Facility in southeast West Seattle. As announced, this is intended to address issues/questions/concerns in addition to the city sanctioning of Camp Second Chance, which recently convened its Community Advisory Committee (WSB coverage here). And if you have a question about the new unsanctioned RV encampment east of Highland Park, we’re told the city will be ready to answer that too. (9401 Myers Way S.)
ALL-AGES QUIZ: Monday night quiz at The Skylark, 7:30 pm, prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)
MORE ON OUR CALENDAR … for today/tonight and beyond; check it out here.
(Northern flickers, photographed by Mark Dale)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street, in The Junction. (California between Oregon and Alaska)
FLORAL CROWNS AT FLEURT: While the rainy weather has forced Fleurt to cancel its plans for a floral-tepee photo booth, the shop is still selling custom-made floral crowns while supplies last, 11 am-1 pm, as a Mother’s Day special. (4536 California SW)
GLASS BLOWING, LIVE! 11 am-5 pm, take Mom to Avalon Glassworks in Luna Park to see glass artists in action. (2914 SW Avalon Way)
MEET THE HOUNDS: Greyhound Pets‘ meet-and-greet at Mud Bay in Admiral, 11 am-1 pm. (2611 California SW)
‘FROZEN’: See some drama with your mama! 3 pm is the final performance of “Frozen” at ArtsWest. We just checked online, and tickets are still available as of right now. (4711 California SW)
PIANOMANIA AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, Peter Mintun and Lou Magor in concert at Kenyon Hall. Check to see if reservations are still available! (7904 35th SW)
And one more note …
POST-COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY DROPOFFS: From our post-WSCGSD roundup of who’s taking unneeded items, the Clothes for the Cause trailer is at Alki Elementary again today for dropoffs (details here); books to be donated to local schools can be dropped off at Hotwire Coffee or Roxbury Lanes (details here); and Second Gear Sports (6529 California SW; WSB sponsor) is open 11 am-5 pm and accepting sports-related gear/apparel/bikes for consignment.
Whatever the weather … this is a big day. The highlights begin with a big event for hundreds of sellers and thousands of shoppers:
WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY: Yes, many of today’s 300+ listed/mapped sales ARE in garages, or carports, or under canopies – the 13th annual WSCGSD is a rain-or-shine extravaganza. Official sale hours are 9 am-3 pm; see the clickable online map/list here, and/or get the downloadable/printable list/map guide here (17 pages, 4 MB). We’ve been reading (and proofreading) the listings for weeks and can confirm, SO MUCH COOL STUFF. Updates throughout the day here on WSB **and** on the official WSCGSD site, westseattlegaragesale.com.
SHOP TO DONATE – OR DONATE SALE LEFTOVERS: It’s a WSCGSD tradition – donation drives synergizing with Sale Day. Five have contacted us this year – collecting items from clothing to books to plant starts – see the list here.
STAMP OUT HUNGER: USPS carriers’ one-day door-to-door food drive is today! Leave your bag of food out in the morning, by your mailbox or wherever your mail is picked up. Questions? Here are answers!
GIRL SCOUTS’ CAR-WASH BENEFIT: 9 am-3 pm, Girl Scout Troop 40890 is having a fundraiser car wash at the Les Schwab Tires lot – stop by between garage sales, and/or to get Mom’s car clean before Mother’s Day! $7 donation (and they will take VISA/MasterCard). More info here. (3801 SW Alaska)
DAKOTA PLACE PARK CLEANUP: 9 am-noon, volunteers of all ages are welcome – details here. (California SW/SW Dakota)
FREE CHILD-DEVELOPMENT SCREENING: 9 am-noon, Leaps and Bounds is scheduling free, short screening sessions – check to see if appointments are still available. (6965 California SW)
5400 DELRIDGE COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 10 am-noon. Meet outside Delridge Library. Details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
EXPERIMAC GRAND OPENING: The newest retail store in Morgan Junction celebrates its grand opening with a 10 am ribbon-cutting and party until 1 pm. (6040 California SW)
WELCOME ROAD WINERY’S GARAGE SALE DAY EVENT: Open noon-7 pm, Welcome Road Winery (WSB sponsor) says, “We’re having a BIG Syrah sale and pouring fresh Semillon from the keg. And selling some good stuff!” Stop by the tasting room for an afternoon break! (3804 California SW)
COMMUNITY TEA: Another refreshing event this afternoon – 2-4 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):
Calling all moms, daughters, grandmas, aunts, sisters, besties … you are warmly invited for a lovely afternoon of Tea! The day before Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the special women in our lives. Tibbetts welcomes all to an afternoon of tea and conversation, with a broad selection of teas and delicious sweets and savories. We have juice for our younger guests and coffee for those who prefer. Tickets are $9 each at the door.
In the Fellowship Hall. (3940 41st SW)
HIGHLINE PREMIER FC TRYOUTS: High-school girls from birth years 2002-1999 are invited to Highline Premier FC (WSB sponsor) tryouts tonight at Walt Hundley Playfield, 6-7:30 pm. More info here. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
‘THE MAMA-LOGUES’: Yes, motherhood can be funny … and this show proves it. 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, benefiting WestSide Baby and Open Arms Perinatal Services. Details in our calendar listing. 13+. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
ALL YOU CAN EAT + EXTRA NOODLES: “Hard blues rock” at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LEANNE WILKINS AND THE WEATHERED: Live at Whisky West, 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)
AND THERE’S MORE ON THE CALENDAR! See it all here.
Your West Seattle Thursday highlights start with the May Art Walk – second month in its newly expanded format!
The Art Walk revs up earlier now – as early as 5 pm – and continues late. Plus, this is the second month that some food and drink spots are offering specials to help inspire you to get out and explore. Here’s the highlights list on the West Seattle Art Walk website – also featuring stops outside The Junction (including two WSB sponsors – Viscon Cellars, north of Morgan Junction at 5910 California SW – no tasting fee during Art Walk! – and the South Seattle College Art Gallery on the Puget Ridge campus, 6000 16th SW).
Also today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COOKBOOK LAUNCH PARTY: It’s not just Art Walk night at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, it’s also launch-party night for acclaimed cookbook author (and West Seattle resident) Kim O’Donnel. Her new creation PNW Veg is just out – read about it here, and stop by Click! to meet her and get the book, 6:30-9 pm. (4540 California SW)
MORGAN JUNCTION SPRING FLING: 5:30-7:30 pm, stop by Lika Love (6031 California SW), West Seattle Cellars (6026 California SW), Third Stone Massage (6026 California SW), The Skin Butik (6057 California SW), Limber Yoga (6019 California SW), and The Bridge (6301 California SW) for “champagne, giveaways, specials” in celebration of the growing Morgan Junction business district.
OPEN MICROPHONE AT C & P: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), open-microphone event for musicians of all genres. (5612 California SW)
DEEP CUTS WITH DJ KINGBLIND: Starting at 8 pm at Maharajah Cuisine of India. (4542 California SW)
MANY MORE LISTINGS FOR TODAY/TONIGHT – see them all here.
(Spotted sandpiper, photographed by Mark Wangerin at T-107 Park on the Duwamish River)
Here are highlights of what’s happening for the rest of today/tonight:
GIVEBIG, UNTIL 11:59 PM: If you missed it earlier, here’s our list of West Seattle and White Center nonprofits accepting donations as part of this year’s GiveBIG drive, which continues until 11:59 tonight.
OPENING DAY: As reported here earlier this week, Sushi Samurai‘s Alki location opens today, 11:30 am-7 pm. (2758 Alki SW)
AUTHOR ANGELA FLOURNOY @ SW LIBRARY: 12:30-1:40 pm, the author of this year’s Seattle Reads book, “The Turner House,” Angela Flournoy, is at Southwest Library to discuss and sign her book. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
HOMELESSNESS UPDATE: During the City Council’s 2 pm Human Services and Public Health Committee meeting, an update on the city’s homelessness crisis is scheduled. The meeting’s at City Hall downtown, and live on Seattle Channel. (600 4th Avenue)
METRO LEAGUE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Day 1, this afternoon at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)
CLOTHING/JEWELRY FUNDRAISER: 5-8 pm at the Junction RE/MAX office, Rosemary Blackwell and Marion Lisko are selling fashion clothing and jewelry to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation. (4400 SW Alaska)
CHIEF SEALTH IHS PTSA: 7 pm at Chief Sealth International High School in the Confucius Center: “We will be voting on the 2017-18 budget, updating our Standing Rules and electing new Executive Board Officers.” Light refreshments. (2600 SW Thistle)
THE BILLY JOE SHOW: 8-11 pm, live music at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LOTS MORE FOR TODAY/TONIGHT … on our complete-calendar page!
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
PRESCHOOL PREVIEW AT WESTSIDE SCHOOL: Westside School (WSB sponsor) is re-launching preschool, and 10-11 am this morning, parents/guardians are invited to come meet teachers and find out more about the program. (10404 34th SW)
RESIST/WRITE: This group invites you to its meeting at 6:30 pm at Uptown Espresso in The Junction “to discuss projects such as blogging, videos for youtube, economic boycotts, etc. to formulate a visible national resistance. Serious focused individuals welcome.” (California/Edmunds/Erskine)
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Sanctuary @ Admiral, with an agenda including HALA, the 4th of July Parade, the Summer Concerts at Hiawatha series, and (updated 10:10 am) Community Police Team Officer Jon Flores, who has just confirmed he’ll be there, according to ANA president Larry Wymer. (42nd SW/SW Lander)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, monthly board meeting, public welcome. (9131 California SW)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 7-7:30 pm tonight at Delridge Library – bring kids of all ages! (5423 Delridge Way SW)
As we head into Monday afternoon … here are four calendar highlights for tonight:
GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND PROJECT: 6 pm in the cafeteria at Gatewood Elementary, before the 6:30 pm PTA meeting, see the final draft design for the southwest corner of the playground, as previewed here. All welcome – and then see how to help make it happen! (4320 SW Myrtle)
SEATTLE READS ‘THE TURNER HOUSE’: This year’s “Seattle Reads” book, “The Turner House” by Angela Flournoy, is the subject of two book groups meeting at local libraries tonight, both at 6:45 pm – at Southwest Library and at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. All welcome. (P.S. – The author will be visiting SW Library on Wednesday afternoon!)
Happy Sunday! Here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COMMUNITY CLEANUP: Volunteers are cleaning up in Morgan Junction this morning starting at 9 am. Can you help? Details in our calendar listing. (California/Fauntleroy)
SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN PEONY AND BAMBOO FESTIVAL: This event too continues for a second day. 10 am-4 pm at the SCG on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. Here’s the activity/performance schedule. (6000 16th SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction – see what’s fresh and who’s returning! (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)
POSTCARD-MAKING FOR NUCLEAR-WEAPONS CONCERNS: Noon-1:30 pm in The Junction, West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice invite people of all ages to help make postcards with messages of concern over nuclear-weapons spending: “Let’s tell our elected leaders we don’t need or want another nuclear-arms race. … Show (your elected representatives) how you would like to spend a trillion dollars!” (California/Alaska)
CAMP SECOND CHANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2-4 pm, open to the public – it’s the next meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for Camp Second Chance, the city-sanctioned encampment on the Myers Way Parcels. Meeting details are here; a tour will be included. (9701 Myers Way S.)
LIVE SWING MUSIC: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm, with Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifters. (5612 California SW)
(Golden-crowned kinglet, photographed by Mark Wangerin, who says it requires much time and patience to catch a view of these guys!)
Spring is really and truly starting to unfold … and you can tell from the long list of West Seattle weekend events … these are just some of what’s on our calendar for today/tonight!
TROOP 284 GARAGE & BAKE SALE: 8 am-4 pm at Admiral Congregational Church – just received this photo:
See what the troop’s selling to raise money for camp and outdoor activities. (4320 SW Hill)
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST RUMMAGE SALE: 9 am-3 pm, second and final day of the big “famous and fabulous” sale at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, in the parish hall. (3050 California SW)
DONATIONS FOR REST: 9 am-noon, women helped by Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) will benefit from your donations of new black leggings and undergarments, dropped off at Hope Lutheran Church. (4456 42nd SW)
WESTSIDE PLANT AND GARDEN ART FAIR: 10 am-3 pm, day one of the Westside Plant and Garden Art Fair at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Gatewood Hill. Including a balloon artist to entertain the kids, noon-2 pm today. Details in our calendar listing. (7141 California SW)
SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN PEONY AND BAMBOO FESTIVAL: 10 am-4 pm at the Seattle Chinese Garden on the north end of the South Seattle College campus, with today’s highlights including a lion dance at 11:30 am, Bubbleman at 12:30 pm, and a performance with Chinese Dance, Song, Shaolin Martial Arts, and Sichuan Face Changing at 2 pm. (6000 16th SW)
KAREN KONZUK AT CLICK! 10 am-6 pm, stop by Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) in The Junction for a trunk show and new collection preview with jewelry artist Karen Konzuk:
The folks at Click! shared the photo and tell us, “The new collection is called Stellar Continuum and features diamond dust and concrete with stainless steel.” (4540 California SW)
COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: 10 am-2 pm, come find out about the orchard on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, and lend a hand. Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am-noon at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
FREE KINDERMUSIK: 12:30 pm at My Three Little Birds (WSB sponsor). (6959 California SW)
SASSAFRAS POP-UP LAUNCH PARTY: 5-9 pm, apparel, tea, lipstick, and more at Virago in The Junction. (4306 SW Alaska)
NUCLEAR-WEAPONS CONCERNS @ WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: “Command and Control” is this month’s film. See the trailer here. Doors at Neighborhood House High Point open at 6:30 pm; film at 7, followed by facilitated discussion. Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility will be represented. No admission charge, but donations are welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
THAT’S NOT ALL … you’ll find more for today/tonight/beyond on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.
After the lightning … rainbows this morning! Thanks for the photos. Views are interspersed with today/tonight’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
ST. JOHN’S RUMMAGE SALE: Until 7 pm tonight at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, it’s the first of two days for the big annual rummage sale. (3050 California SW)
URBAN BIRD TREATY CELEBRATION: 10 am bird walk, 11 am ceremony, and you’re invited! Near the north play area at Lincoln Park. Here’s the backstory. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
BAKE SALE AND SPRING BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, you’re invited to stop, shop, snack. (4831 35th SW)
RANGER RICK POP-UP VISIT: 11:30 am at High Point Library in honor of Seattle Wildlife Week. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
TALK WITH YOUR CITY COUNCILMEMBER: District 1 Councilmember Lisa Herbold‘s next “district office hours” session is noon-5 pm today at Southwest Neighborhood Service Center, same building as Southwest Teen Life Center and Pool. Just drop in. (2801 SW Thistle)
(Photo by Westside Business of the Year winner Trish Throop)
COMMUNITY POTLUCK: Come to the Disabled American Veterans West Seattle Chapter Hall in North Delridge – whether you are a disabled veteran or community supporter, all are welcome. 5-9 pm; details in our calendar listing. (4857 Delridge Way SW)
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 5-7 pm at Barnes and Noble/Westwood Village, Kurt Armbruster is the featured author this month. Here’s his video invitation courtesy of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:
He’s talking about “Before Seattle Rocked: A City and Its Music.” Free, drop-in event. (2800 SW Barton)
HPIC CORNER BAR: Doors open at 6 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club. All ages welcome. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available from no-host bar. Come hang out with your neighbors! (12th SW/SW Holden)
‘FIRST DATE’: First night of the second and final weekend for Twelfth Night Productions‘ new play, 7:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: “When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner.” (4408 Delridge Way SW)
Quick look ahead to tonight, before the afternoon arrives…
INCOME-TAX TOWN HALL: This was scheduled even before the City Council’s vote this past Monday on a resolution of intent to pursue a city “high-earner” income tax. The resolution’s co-sponsor Councilmember Lisa Herbold is on the program for the organization Trump-Proof Seattle‘s “town hall” meeting tonight in Olympic Hall on the south end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. Program starts at 6 pm. (6000 16th SW)
DESIGN REVIEW X 2: The Southwest Design Review Board meets tonight at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, with two projects on the agenda: 6:30 pm, it’s an Early Design Guidance review for the downsized 1250 Alki SW project, now proposed as a six-story building with ~44 condominiums, 66 offstreet-parking spaces. See the design packet here. Then at 8 pm, another EDG meeting, this time for the newest proposal for 4800 40th SW, a four-story building with 67 units, 46 underground parking spaces, and 5,400 square feet of commercial space. See the design packet here. Both meetings will have public-comment periods. (4217 SW Oregon)
HELP PLAN HIGHLAND PARK’S FIND IT, FIX IT WALK: First meeting of the community “action team” planning the May 25th event – everyone’s invited to be part of it, just show up! – is tonight, 6:30 pm, at Highland Park Elementary. (1012 SW Trenton)
GETTING READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL, PART 2: 7 pm tonight at Madison Middle School, it’s the second part of this two-part series, this time for Madison parents/guardians only. RSVP requested – our calendar listing shows how. (45th SW/SW Spokane)
EVEN MORE … on our complete-calendar page!
(Horned grebe with breeding plumage – photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Morning through night, here’s what’s up around West Seattle:
FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER @ ENDOLYNE JOE’S: Today/tonight, dine at Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) and part of the proceeds go to the Fauntleroy Fall Festival, a free, fun, volunteer-run event. Go have breakfast, lunch and/or dinner! (9261 45th SW)
BABY STORY TIME: Bring your one-year-old-and-under wee ones to High Point Library, 11:30 am-noon. Free and fun. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
OFFICE JUNCTION MEETUP: Entrepreneur? Solopreneur? Telecommuter? Or … ? West Seattle’s only coworking center, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor), invites you to its free weekly meetup, noon-1:15 pm. (6040 California SW)
COFFEE WITH A COP, THE SEMI-SEQUEL: Concerns/comments/questions for local police? Drop by the Junction Starbucks any time between 1-2:30 pm today for the rescheduled Coffee With a Cop chat. (California/Alaska)
EVENING DANCE TIME: Everyone’s invited to the Senior Center of West Seattle 6-8 pm for evening dance time with musician Lauren Petrie. All ages; 21+ can buy $3 drinks from the no-host bar. (4217 SW Oregon)
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. Agenda items include the Chelan CSO project and an update on the indoor-tennis center proposed for the courts west of Southwest Pool. (4217 SW Oregon)
JIM PAGE, LIVE: Singer-songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
‘THE KARATE KID’: Wednesday nights, Tap Station plays a favorite movie on the big screen in the back. 7 pm tonight, it’s “The Karate Kid.” (7900 35th SW)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … check our complete calendar here.
Highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
NEED A JOB? Your search can be easier with help. 2-4 pm today and every Tuesday, you are invited to drop by Neighborhood House High Point and get help, as explained in our calendar listing. And be sure to check the local-job listings here on WSB, too. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
FREE CONCERT: West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ Student Strings and Debut Orchestra are in concert at 6 tonight at the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium. Admission free, and of course donations are appreciated. Program includes “Harry Potter” highlights! (2600 SW Thistle)
DRINKING LIBERALLY: Drop in and talk politics – 6-7:30 pm at Pizzeria 22 in The Admiral District. (4213 SW College)
WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Agenda for 6:15 pm meeting tonight, upstairs meeting room at Southwest Library:
6:15-6:25: Introductions & Community News
6:25-6:35: Seattle City Council Candidate Hisam Goueli; Intro and Q&A
6:35-7:45: WWRHAH and the Future: Let’s decide on interim leadership and acknowledge the group’s successes to date, and look to how to move into the future.
We need to think deeply and state openly: why we think we meet, how we think we can better serve our community/drive local engagement , and how can we might better utilize relationships to the other existing West Seattle community groups as our allies and resources.
(35th SW/SW Henderson)
WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB: 7 pm, the club that works to help WSHS sports programs meets at the West Seattle High School Library. (3000 California SW)
TO LOOK AHEAD, ANY TIME ... just check our complete calendar!