West Seattle, Washington
West Seattle firefighters are in The Junction today as part of Seattle Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 27‘s annual “Fill the Boot” drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. You’ll see them until noon and then 2-5 pm – in our photo above, that’s firefighter Jennifer from Ladder 11. Here’s what else is going on:
DROP OFF YOUR ART FOR SOUTHWEST LIBRARY SHOWCASE: Today’s the first of three days that you are invited to drop off your visual-art work for showcasing starting this weekend in the 25th annual community showcase at Southwest Library – details in our preview from earlier this week. If you’re a musician, you can upload your work right now, as explained here. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
BENEFIT BAKE SALE: During the Delridge Grocery Farm Stand 4-7 pm today (“or until we run out of baked goods”), a Camp Fire group plans a bake sale to raise money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, in memory of group leader Katie‘s dad. Details in our calendar listing – including an invitation to donate baked goods – just drop them off during the sale! (Delridge Way SW/Puget Boulevard SW)
COLLAGE WORKSHOP: With artist Linda McClamrock, 6:15 pm tonight and next Thursday night at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – our calendar listing has details, including how to sign up if there’s still room. (5612 California SW)
COMMUNITY MEETING AT THE KENNEY: 6:30 pm in the meeting rooms downstairs, community members are invited to talk about The Kenney‘s future, including potential expansion of its independent-living units, as previewed here on Wednesday. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)
DENNY CURRICULUM NIGHT: Families are invited to find out more about what and how their kids are learning this year, 6:30 pm at Denny International Middle School. (2601 SW Kenyon)
WEST SEATTLE HS CURRICULUM NIGHT: It’s also Curriculum Night for families of students at West Seattle High School, 6:30 pm. (3000 California SW)
‘GHOSTS’: Second week for the first production of ArtsWest Playhouse‘s new season, curtain time 7:30 pm. (4711 California SW)
Five possibilities for your Wednesday:
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, caregivers are invited to come “share your challenges, frustrations, successes with other caregivers.” More in our calendar listing. (SW Oregon/California SW)
FARM-STAND FINALE: 4-7 pm today, it’s the last day of the season for the High Point Market Garden Farm Stand, fresh produce sold steps from where it was grown and harvested. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)
HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, HPAC is back for the fall monthly-meeting season. Lots to talk about – see for yourself here. (12th SW/SW Holden)
MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA: That’s what you’ll hear from tonight’s featured band at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District, 9 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MORE! on our days-and-weeks-at-a-scroll WSB West Seattle Event Calendar page.
VOTER REGISTRATION DAY & BALLOT-BOX CELEBRATION: 4-7 pm at High Point Library, in honor of National Voter Registration Day, celebrate the new ballot dropbox (ready for its second election, next month) and register to vote if you aren’t already registered. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
BOEING FIELD MASTER PLAN OPEN HOUSE: What’s in the future for the airport closest to West Seattle? 5-7 pm tonight, you’re invited to an open house about the Boeing Field (King County International Airport) Master Plan. It’s at the airport’s South Arrivals area. (7277 Perimeter Road S.)
WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, WSBWCN’s featured guest is from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, talking about prosecuting repeat property-crime offenders. Here’s the preview on the WSBWCN website. You don’t have to be in a Block Watch to attend – all welcome. (2300 SW Webster)
JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: Live/work in The Junction? See what’s up with your neighborhood organization. 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center. Agenda highlights are in our calendar listing. (SW Oregon/California SW)
TUESDAY TUNE-UP: Live music and awareness-raising at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 6:30-8:30 pm, benefiting Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST), as explained in our calendar listing. (1936 Harbor SW)
SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: Live music at Whisky West in Morgan Junction, 7-9 pm. No cover; 21+. (6451 California SW)
JOE ROSS & THE BIRD WATCHERS: Live New Orleans honky-tonk music at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District, starting at 8 pm. No cover; 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Tonight’s biggest event is happening thousands of miles away:
WATCHING THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IN WEST SEATTLE: Hosting a viewing party for tonight’s first presidential-candidates debate (in Hempstead, NY, starting at 6 pm our time), or at least putting it up onscreen at your establishment/venue? Not too late to get onto our list, which has five options as of the moment we’re publishing this. Let us know in a comment here or via email@example.com – thanks!
Here’s what else is up:
BACK TO SCHOOL: Day 1 of the fall semester at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).
DONATE A PINT, GET A PINT: West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is hosting a Bloodworks NW donation drive today, 1-7 pm, and offering a free pint of ice cream as an incentive to everyone who registers to donate. Can’t tell from the Bloodworks website if any spots are available, so call 800-398-7888 to inquire if you’re not signed up already. (4201 SW Morgan)
STRATEGIZING SOLUTIONS FOR TEAM TRANSPORTATION TROUBLE: As previewed here last week, a meeting at West Seattle High School tonight, 7 pm in the library, will be a strategy session for taking concerns to the School Board about transportation changes that have resulted in athletes having to miss multiple classes on away days. Others around the city affected by this are invited too; details in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
MORE … on our complete-calendar page!
Good morning and welcome to a big Sunday!
TRAFFIC ALERTS: 8 am-5 pm, traffic and parking restrictions along Alki and Harbor Avenues because of Seattle Summer Parkways (activity info below); from 56th SW east to Don Armeni, the inland lane will remain open to motorized traffic so residents can get to and from their homes; from 56th to 63rd, the road is open to people walking, running, biking … Also remember that Harbor Island detours continue, so if you’re headed to the Seahawks game or any place else across the bay, you will want to use the high bridge (or the Water Taxi!), not the low bridge.
Now, what’s happening:
RECYCLE ROUNDUP: 9 am-3 pm, Fauntleroy Church‘s Green Committee hosts 1 Green Planet in the church parking lot, so you can drop off recyclables that you just can’t put out at curbside. Be sure they are on this list of what’s accepted (which includes some reminders of what’s not), however. And please go as early as you can – the last hour tends to get stacked up. (9140 California SW)
ORCA HALF: 9:30 am, the first-ever running of this half-marathon will start from Don Armeni Boat Ramp, as an early kickoff to Seattle Summer Parkways. Runners will head toward Lincoln Park, and back. (1222 Harbor SW)
SEATTLE SUMMER PARKWAYS ON ALKI: 11 am-4 pm, the newest edition of the city-organized “car-free day” event invites you to come walk, ride your bike, dance, play games, enjoy music, participate in dozens of activities – the newest list is in our preview from last night. (Alki/Harbor Aves. from 63rd SW to Don Armeni)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, see what’s fresh for this first weekend of fall! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
DISASTER RELIEF CARGO BIKE TRIALS: 11 am, departing from Summer Parkways, it’s a bicycle ride and a disaster-preparedness exercise all in one. Four of West Seattle’s Emergency Communication Hubs will be “activated” for the event – Alki, Morgan Junction, Ercolini Park, North Delridge – as explained here. (61st/Alki and beyond)
CITY SCOOP: Free ice cream while you share your thoughts with the city, 1-3 pm during Seattle Summer Parkways – look for the tent near the main stage. (61st/Alki)
CONCERT TO END GUN VIOLENCE: 3 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), you are invited to one of the 300+ concerts across the country united in the cause of ending gun violence. Details in our calendar listing. Free; donations accepted for Everytown. (3940 41st SW)
CHORO TOCANDO: Live Brazilian music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
ALL-AGES OPEN MIC: Last Sunday of the month brings the free all-ages open-microphone event at The Skylark, signup at 3, music 4-7 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
(Surfbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and coverage archie, here’s how your weekend starts:
FIRST, A ROAD-WORK REMINDER: If you were planning to use the low bridge to get to/from downtown and vicinity this weekend, you might want to reconsider.
Now, highlights of what’s happening:
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: Donate blood if you can, via the Bloodworks NW event today in The Junction, 9 am-3 pm (with an 11-noon break). Details in our calendar listing. (42nd SW/SW Alaska)
HIAWATHA TREE WALK: Explore the trees of historic Hiawatha Playfield/Community Center, 10 am-noon with Tree Ambassador Al. Free. Details in our calendar listing. (2700 California SW)
LAST CHANCE FOR YOUR DOG TO SWIM @ AHSTC: 11 am-1 pm, it’s the last session of this year’s “Dog Days” canine-only swimming at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club, after the end of the human swimming season. Details in our calendar listing. (11003 31st SW)
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: 11 am registration, play starts at noon, at The Bridge in Morgan Junction – more info in our calendar listing. (6301 California SW)
OKTOBERFEST AT ELLIOTT BAY: Get in the Oktoberfest mood today at Elliott Bay Brewing in The Junction, with special Bavarian-themed dishes, plus live music 6-9 tonight. (4720 California SW)
LIBRARY ANNIVERSARY: If the South Park Library is your closest branch, you might want to go help celebrate its 10th anniversary today, noon-4 pm, including a tote-bag giveaway 1-3 pm. (8604 8th Ave. S.)
HATE-FREE DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GATHERING: All West Seattleites are welcome to the first community event organized by the new Hate-Free Delridge group. 4-8 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, free dinner at 5 pm, bring a dessert to share if you want to. Music, activities, and a chance to share your ideas for standing against hate. (Added) Here’s the full schedule:
4:00 Doors open, with fun activities for children and everyone
5:00 Free dinner; dessert potluck
5:00 to 7:00 Live music, by Delridge musicians
7:00 to 8:00 An open mic–for sharing ideas, stories, and musical talents
(4408 Delridge Way SW)
ARTIST RECEPTION AT TWILIGHT: West Seattle-based artist Kate Petty‘s paintings are on display at Twilight Gallery and Boutique in The Junction, and you can meet her at tonight’s reception, 5-8 pm. More info in our calendar listing. (4306 SW Alaska)
2 BANDS AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: Starting at 9 pm; details in our calendar listing. 21+, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
3 BANDS AT SKYLARK: Starting at 9 pm, The Harper Conspiracy, General Vicinity, and Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers. 21+; $7 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
OF COURSE, THERE’S MORE … for the rest of today/tonight, plus tomorrow and way beyond. Browse it all via our complete calendar.
Highlights for tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (where you’ll find even more for today/tonight):
BETH O’CONNOR & FRIENDS: “Earthy singer-songwriter” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth International High School is home at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), 7 pm, vs. Garfield, which plans another anthem protest… West Seattle High School is on the road vs. Ballard at Memorial Stadium downtown (401 5th Ave. N.), 7:45 pm … And at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW) tonight, it’s O’Dea hosting Bishop Blanchet, 7 pm.
‘GHOSTS’: Second night of ArtsWest‘s season-opening play, “Ghosts” by Henrik Ibsen:
COSTUMED PUB CRAWL: As previewed here earlier this week, 7:30 pm, meet at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) for a costumed pub crawl in Morgan Junction to celebrate Seattle Coworking Week. (6040 California SW)
BOYS CLUB, A TRIBUTE TO WEEN: 9 pm, Poggie Tavern in The Junction, no cover. (4717 California SW)
THREE BANDS AT PARLIAMENT: Pops Spoiler & His Deadbeats, Toxic Shellfish, Shower Power, described as “beer-soaked rock from Tacoma,” live at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District, 9 pm, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Thanks to David Hutchinson for the photo of the Schooner Adventuress as it passed Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza earlier this week. Adventuress is 103 years old and is operated by the educational nonprofit Sound Experience. … Now, looking into the near future via the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
LANDER STREET BRIDGE OPEN HOUSE: 4-6 pm, with a presentation at 5:15 pm, be at Metropolist to find out the latest – and ask your questions – about the revived Lander Street Bridge (formerly Overpass) project in SODO. (2931 1st Ave. S.)
‘DOG DAYS’ AT ARBOR HEIGHTS SWIM & TENNIS CLUB: Third day for the Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club fundraiser allowing dogs to swim after the pool has closed to people for the year. 5-7 pm; details in our calendar listing. (11003 31st SW)
EVENING OF YMCA MEMORIES: 5:30-7:30 pm at the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall, “HiSTORY, HerSTORY, OurSTORY, YourSTORY – An Evening of West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Memories.” RSVP deadline has passed but our calendar listing has contact information you can use to see if there’s still room. (9140 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: The WSTC resumes its monthly meeting schedule tonight at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, 6:30 pm. Here’s the agenda:
6:30 – Welcome & Introductions
6:45 – How Will I Travel the Waterfront in a Post-Viaduct World? with featured guest Angela Brady, Manager for Project Delivery for the Waterfront from the City of Seattle’s Office Of The Waterfront
7:15 – Q&A
7:25 – 35th Ave SW project with featured guest Jim Curtin from SDOT
7:55 – Q&A
8:00 – Consideration of Sound Transit 3 for Endorsement
(6400 Sylvan Way)
FALL EQUINOX SUNSET WATCH WITH ALICE: The autumn equinox happened at 7:21 am today and so that means tonight is the official quarterly sunset watch with NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen at West Seattle’s Solstice Park. Sunset’s just before 7, so get there by 6:35 pm. Free and fun for all ages. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
AND THERE’S MORE FOR TODAY/TONIGHT/BEYOND … including nightlife! … on our complete-calendar page.
(Barred owl, photographed in Lincoln Park by Mark Wangerin)
Lots on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight – here are some of the highlights:
HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN: Second-to-last chance for fresh-picked produce at the farm stand this year, 4-7 pm. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)
SOMALI STORYTIME: 5 pm at High Point Library. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
‘DOG DAYS’ AT ARBOR HEIGHTS SWIM & TENNIS CLUB: Second day for the Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club to raise $ for its teams by inviting dogs to swim after the pool has closed its season for humans. 5-7 pm; details in our calendar listing. (11003 31st SW)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: As previewed last night, the DNDC has invited City Councilmembers to talk with them about district councils’ future. Also on the agenda, ranking Neighborhood Street Fund projects now that SDOT has done its assessment of the community-generated proposals. 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 7-9 pm, WordsWest kicks off its new season at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) with “Library Lit: It Takes a Community,” featuring Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall & friends. More info in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)
MORE NIGHTLIFE and other listings on our complete calendar – find it here!
Thanks to JayDee for the radiant view of last night’s sunset. Can’t guarantee anything that gorgeous again tonight, but if you want to watch in realtime, sunset’s just after 7. The WSB West Seattle Weather page has sunset/sunrise/moonset/moonrise times any time you want to check. Meanwhile, from our calendar (which you also can check 24/7/365 to see what’s coming up):
ENDOLYNE JOE’S, ORIGINAL BAKERY REOPEN: After a week-long closure because of roof work in their building, Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) and The Original Bakery are open again. (45th SW/Wildwood)
‘DOG DAYS’ SWIM SESSION #1: It’s postseason “pooches in the pool” time at the Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club. This is the first of five days for the annual furry fundraiser – 5-7 pm today; details in our calendar listing. (11003 31st SW)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, bring your neighborhood crime/safety concerns to local police, who also will talk about current crime trends; plus, a special guest from Seattle Public Schools will talk about student-safety issues including bullying and harassment. (2300 SW Webster)
LIVE MUSIC @ WHISKY WEST: 7-9 pm, Siggie the Vintage Man performs at Whisky West in Morgan Junction. No cover; 21+. (6451 California SW)
LIVE MUSIC @ PARLIAMENT: 8-11 pm, South Sound Tug and Barge performs at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District. No cover; 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
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Now, a few highlights for what is technically the last Monday of summer:
FREE COWORKING AT OFFICE JUNCTION: It’s Coworking Week and West Seattle’s only coworking center, Office Junction (WSB sponsor), is offering you free coworking from 9 am-5 pm all week. Get out of the home office, coffee shop, wherever you hang out (or get your boss to let you telecommute for at least part of the week) – here’s the invitation, from Christine at Office Junction:
Bring your work, your laptop, and lunch and enjoy our space, good company by our members, free coffee/tea, fast internet and productive energy. We have a quiet, library-style area and a more social, chatty one. You set up where you feel comfortable. Just come, sign our waiver, log on to our fast guest network, and start working.
More info here. And look for an update about other events at WSOJ celebrating Coworking Week! (6040 California SW)
MORE NIGHTLIFE … on our complete-calendar page!
(The real-life “seahawk” – an osprey – photographed over Luna Park in August by Mark Wangerin)
Last Sunday of summer – Seahawks are in L.A. – and here’s what’s happening in your backyard:
DUWAMISH NATIVE PLANT STEWARDSHIP DAY: 10 am-4 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, a full day of ways to learn about, and learn how to take care of, native plants. See our calendar listing for the topics and times of sessions during the day. Free. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: 10 am, all welcome, at Walt Hundley Playfields. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what’s fresh this week. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)
GREYHOUND MEET & GREET: 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District, Greyhound Pets Inc. has greyhounds for you to meet. (2611 California SW)
SECOND-TIME SALE, SECOND DAY: 11:30 am-2 pm at Fauntleroy Church, big bargains in the final shopping session of this year’s big sale. (9140 California SW)
SOUTHWEST STORIES: West Seattleite and former Mayor Greg Nickels has tales to tell for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society– and Seattle Public Library-presented SouthWest Stories series. SWSHS produced this video invitation:
2 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)
BIG LITTLE LIONS & GUESTS: 6-9 pm, all ages, $5 cover, at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
PREVIEW TOMORROW AND BEYOND … via our complete calendar, here.
(California [Western] Scrub Jay – photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Good morning and welcome to a (so far) rainy Saturday. Much (but not all) of what’s up today/tonight is happening indoors, so don’t let the rain keep you home! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: All-you-can-eat pancakes at the West Seattle Lions Club‘s annual benefit to help people with vision and hearing challenges. At the Senior Center of West Seattle, 8-11 am; more info in our calendar listing. (SW Oregon/California SW)
SECOND-TIME SALE: Big selection, big bargains at Fauntleroy Church‘s big annual sale, 9 am-4 pm. (9140 California SW)
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY: Put on your rain gear and help clean up West Seattle’s shoreline. The organized cleanup has three starting points at 9:30 am – even if you didn’t pre-register, just show up and help. (Seacrest Park, Alki Bathhouse, Constellation Park)
DEMYSTIFYING MENTAL ILLNESS: Two informational sessions at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center – you’re welcome to participate in one or both, 10 am and 12:30 pm. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
PARK(ing) DAY CONTINUES: 10 am-6 pm, this year’s PARK(ing) Day around the city has a bonus day. West Seattle’s one and only temporary parklet is outside Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in Westwood Village. (Photo added 1:03 pm – Rocky and Wyatt’s co-proprietor Kirk enjoying the park despite the weather – go play some Ladderball!)
(2800 SW Barton)
FIESTAS PATRIAS PARADE AND FIESTA: South Park’s annual celebration includes an awesome parade that starts near 10th S. and S. Henderson, heads east on S. Henderson to 14th Ave. S., and on north along 14th S. to Cloverdale and to the SP Community Center, where the parade ends and the fiesta begins. More in our calendar listing.
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE: Leslie Harris, who represents West Seattle and South Park on the Seattle School Board, has her next community-conversation meeting 3-4:30 pm at High Point Library – drop in when you can. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
LAMPLIGHTERS PIZZA PARTY: Music, food, art to raise money for organizations that help people experiencing homelessness. 4-11 pm at American Legion Post 160 Hall – see our calendar listing for music lineup and other info. All ages. (3618 SW Alaska)
SUNRISE HEIGHTS STREET DANCE: 6-10 pm on 29th SW – details in our calendar listing.
THREE BANDS IN ADMIRAL: At Parliament Tavern, 9 pm, Jim Marcotte & The Breakthrough, Wynne C Blue, Clay Snyder. $5 cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THREE BANDS IN NORTH DELRIDGE: At The Skylark, 9 pm, Chris Mess, Dogstrum, Los Morries. $7 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
Friday’s here, and so are the highlights for the next 12 hours or so:
PARKing DAY AT WYATT’S: It’s PARKing Day around the city, with dozens of businesses/groups setting up temporary parklets in parking spaces (here’s the map) today and tomorrow. In West Seattle, this year’s one and only participant is Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) at Westwood Village, until 6 pm today and 10-6 tomorrow. (2800 SW Barton)
YMCA’S KIDS ZONE OPENS: 4-8 pm, you’re welcome to come to the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor), whether or not you’re a member, as the new Kids Zone opens. Details in our calendar listing; we published a Kids Zone sneak peek on Thursday. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)
FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT HPIC: Doors open at Highland Park Improvement Club at 6 pm, with kids’ short at 6:15 pm and main feature at 7 pm – details in our calendar listing. Free, but bring $ for concessions! (12th SW/SW Holden)
WESTFEST: Holy Rosary School‘s annual fall festival starts tonight, 6-10 pm. Bouncy rides, food, bingo, more. (42nd SW/SW Genesee)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: West Seattle High School is home against Garfield at 7 pm at SW Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), going for third win in a row. The South Seattle Emerald reports that Garfield players will kneel during the pregame national anthem to protest racial oppression … Seattle Lutheran High School is home at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW) vs. Neah Bay at 6 pm … Chief Sealth International High School is on the road against Sammamish, also at 7 pm (100 140th SE).
‘A GRAND AFFAIR’: First-ever edition of this new cocktail-party benefit for the West Seattle Food Bank starts at 6 tonight at Westland Distillery in SODO. Contact WSFB ASAP to see if any tickets remain. (2931 1st Ave. S.)
LOTS OF LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT … see the listings on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar!
(Belted Kingfisher – photographed in West Seattle by Matt Olson)
Seven things you need to know for the rest of today/tonight:
DELRIDGE GROCERY FARMSTAND: Earlier this week, we brought you an update on the Delridge Grocery Cooperative‘s longrunning work toward opening a grocery store. Today’s your next chance to visit their weekly farmstand and buy fresh produce and/or find out how to help. 4-7 pm next to Delridge P-Patch. (Delridge Way SW/Puget Boulevard)
WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: Tonight at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, find out about timebanking at 6 pm; potluck at 6:30 pm; guest speaker at 7 pm. Full details in our calendar listing. (SW Oregon/California SW)
WHITE CENTER SHELTER: King County’s plan for an emergency overnight shelter in their former Public Health building in White Center will be discussed at a community meeting tonight, 6:15 pm at TAF’s Bethaday Community Space in Dick Thurnau Memorial Park. Here’s our WhiteCenterNow.com report with detailed background. (605 SW 108th)’
DESIGN REVIEW FOR 2222 SW BARTON: As first announced in August, the ~80-unit, no-offstreet-parking building proposed for a triangular spot across from the southeast side of Westwood Village goes before the Southwest Design Review Board at 6:30 pm. See the “design packet” here. There will be a public-comment period during the meeting, which is at the Senior Center/Sisson Building in The Junction. (SW Oregon/California SW)
OF COURSE, THERE’S MORE … see for yourself on our complete calendar.
Highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
BABY STORY TIME: Bring your 4- to 12-month-old to High Point Library at 11:30 am for story time! (35th SW/SW Raymond)
LOCAL-BIZ LUNCHTIME MEETUP: Noon-1 pm today, it’s Local Biz meetup time at West Seattle’s coworking/event center Office Junction (WSB sponsor). Everybody welcome to drop in, even if you’re not a WSOJ member. Bring your lunch if you want to! (6040 California SW)
HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: Just a few more weeks to drop in and get fresh produce midweek at the High Point Market Garden Farm Stand, 4-7 pm. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)
NEW LOCATION FOR ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Wednesday night drop-in just moved to Walt Hundley Playfields in High Point. Still 6 pm. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA: First general-membership meeting of the year, 7 pm at the Confucius Center on campus. (2600 SW Thistle)
MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA: First general-membership meeting of the year, 7 pm in the school library. (45th SW/SW Spokane)
Anybody else meeting tonight? **All PTSAs/PTAs** are welcome to send us meeting notices for the WSB calendar, which means they’ll also be in these daily-preview reminders! email@example.com
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, tonight’s 34th District Democrats meeting includes a “mini-forum” with 7th District U.S. House candidates State Sen. Pramila Jayapal and State Rep. Brady Piñero Walkinshaw. Full agenda here. (9131 California SW)
AMERICAN LEGION POST 160: 8 pm, monthly meeting at the Post 160 hall in The Triangle. (3618 SW Alaska)
MORE OF WHAT’S UP TODAY/TONIGHT … on our complete-calendar page.
Another beautiful late-summer day in progress. Looking ahead to afternoon/evening, here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘SCHOOL YOUR PARENTS’ NIGHT & TOTE-BAG GIVEAWAY: At High Point Library, 4-6 pm tonight, Friends of the Library will be giving out book bags while supplies last. And from 5-7 pm, it’s “School Your Parents” Night, which means:
– Meet this year’s Homework Help volunteers
– Learn about Library programs including Drop in Chess, High Point Evening Book Group
– Meet staff and volunteers!
– Learn about useful databases for children and adults
– Get a preview of High Point’s fall story times
– Scavenger Hunt, prizes, refreshments!
Free! (35th SW/SW Raymond)
SING WITH ENDOLYNE: Tonight, starting at 4:30 pm, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Admiral, it’s the first rehearsals of the season for Endolyne Children’s Choir, which welcomes singers in grades K-10th. See our calendar listing for the start times for each group’s rehearsal tonight – prospective new members welcome. (3050 California SW)
JUSTIN KAUSAL-HAYES: Live music at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-8 pm, no cover. (1936 Harbor SW)
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral, ANA’s biggest agenda items – as previewed here – include an SDOT briefing/update on the Admiral Way Safety Project, for which prep markings are in place, with the official work set to start in less than two weeks:
Also on the agenda, a citizen who has been researching vehicle noise around the city. All welcome at the meeting. (42nd SW/SW Lander)
This month’s agenda includes a new member proposal, the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Centennial, text donations, Endolyne Triangle planter boxes, City Light property, parking and ferry issues, a SW District Council update, and news about the upcoming Fauntleroy Fall Festival. If time permits, additional topics include school property protection, aging in place, Cove Park graffiti, noise, and new-neighbor bags.
(9131 California SW)
THE JUKEHOUSE HOUNDS: 8 pm, live at Parliament Tavern, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MORE, OF COURSE … if you go to our full calendar, which also explains how to e-mail us YOUR event(s) to add to it!
We start with two views of an early-morning rainbow seen in the west! Above, Frank sent the photo of the rainbow over Lafayette Elementary, as seen from Admiral Safeway across the street, where he was picking up something for his son Oliver‘s 9th birthday (Happy Birthday, Oliver!) Below, the view is from Don Brubeck in Upper Alki:
Thanks for the photos (both via firstname.lastname@example.org)! We start the list of today’s highlights with a way to observe today’s 15th anniversary of 9/11:
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM EXHIBIT: From Clay Eals of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society: “For today … we have put on display the laminated, large-format notebook ‘First Response: A Community’s Grief, Hope, Horror and Prayer.'”
“(It’s) a 2002 exhibit depicting the wide array of writings, drawings and other items left at the base of the Alki Statue of Liberty replica in the days following 9/11. Our open hours are noon to 4 p.m.” (61st SW/SW Stevens)
The museum is just a block inland from Statue of Liberty Plaza, dedicated in 2008.
Before the rest of the calendar highlights, this reminder:
TRAFFIC ALERT: If you’re heading off-peninsula – to the 1 pm Seahawks game, or someplace else – remember the Harbor Island work and related ramp closures (detours are described here), scheduled to continue until early tomorrow morning.
Also for your Sunday:
COOKIES AND LEMONADE FOR LOUISIANA FLOOD RELIEF: 10 am-1 pm, stop by this special stand set up by kids to raise money for the Red Cross to help the people of Louisiana recover from the deadly flooding. (California/Portland)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what’s fresh! (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)
LAST CHANCE TO SWIM AT COLMAN POOL THIS YEAR: Noon-7 pm, it’s the final day of the one and only “postseason” weekend at West Seattle’s only city-run outdoor pool, on the shore at Lincoln Park. (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW)
CHILDREN’S MOONLIGHT FESTIVAL: 3-6 pm at the Vietnamese Cultural Center in West Seattle, featuring “storytelling, tasty delights such as moon cakes (a traditional sweet treat), homemade lantern contest for children under 13, foods, games led by Boy Scout Troop 286, and a children’s lantern parade led by a lion dance. It is an exciting opportunity for families to visit, learn about, and participate in a Vietnamese tradition for children.” Free admission. (2234 SW Orchard)
ENCAMPMENT OPEN HOUSE: What is and isn’t being done about homelessness in Seattle is much-discussed. In the meantime, our area currently has one organized encampment and you’re invited to an open house/potluck this afternoon, 3-6 pm at Camp Second Chance just inside the entrance to the city-owned Myers Way Parcels. (9501 Myers Way S.)
ART SALE: 10 am-4 pm, multiple artists combining for a studio show and sale – including the work of Jennifer Carrasco, Genna Draper, Ricardo Duque, Simona Foggitt, Beata Metzelaar, Scott Parker-Anderson. The studio is in the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene building. (4201 SW Juneau)
WALK-A-THON AT THE KENNEY: 10 am-1 pm, drop by The Kenney to help its residents and friends raise money for the fund that helps people stay there beyond the exhaustion of their funds. If you can’t walk or support walkers, you are also welcome to bid on silent-auction items. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)
CONFIDENCE-BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: 10 am-noon at Elite BJJ of Seattle (WSB sponsor) in North Delridge, a free workshop for kids 6-13, accompanied by parents, as previewed here – call first to be sure there’s space! (5050 Delridge Way SW)
CAMP LONG CELEBRATION: 11 am-5 pm, celebrate the 75th anniversary of Camp Long during a daylong party including its Mountain Fest celebration of climbing – details in our preview. Flag ceremony at 1:30 pm. (5200 35th SW)
RALLY MODEL HOME GRAND OPENING: 11 am-5 pm, visit Rally (WSB sponsor) – the townhome/live-work community between Admiral and The Junction – for the grand opening of its model home. (California SW/SW Charlestown)
DELRIDGE DAY OF DANCE: Noon-4 pm, a multicultural celebration featuring West African dance at Delridge Community Center/Playfield – details here. (4458 Delridge Way SW)
SECOND TO LAST DAY FOR COLMAN POOL: Noon-7 pm, it’s the second-to-last day this year that you can swim at Colman Pool on the shore at Lincoln Park, as it opens for a post-season weekend. (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW)
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR: September is Preparedness Month, and you can get in the spirit by participating in a free SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) seminar at the Breath of Life SDA Church, co-presenting with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 4 pm. (9807 26th SW)
SALSA ON ALKI, THE FINALE: 5 pm at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, the last “Salsa on Alki” session of the year starts with a lesson; 6-10 pm, dancing. Cover charges and other details here. (61st SW/Alki SW)
‘UNMASK THE NIGHT’ FUNDRAISER: 7 pm at Duos Lounge, a fundraiser to help Chad’s Legacy Project sponsor a mental-health summit, as explained in our report published on Thursday. Check ticket availability here. (2940 SW Avalon Way)
CONCERT TO HELP WEST SEATTLE HELPLINE: 7 pm at Alki UCC, it’s the latest in a series of concerts to raise money so the West Seattle Helpline can continue providing emergency assistance. Tonight, the Olympia Chamber Brass performs – details in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)
BON-FULTON @ C & P: 7 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) presents live music for your Saturday night. (5612 California SW)
LIVE AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: 9 pm, Maurice & His Thing, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for your Friday afternoon/evening:
FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE: 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle, Terry’s “Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of” series features “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” from 1991. $1 members/$2 non-members. Free popcorn! (SW Oregon/California SW)
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: Molly Ringle is tonight’s featured author in the monthly Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented series. Here’s the SWSHS video featuring Ringle inviting you to tonight’s event:
5-7 pm at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village, she’ll talk about her novel “Immortal’s Spring,” third in a trilogy of novels based on Greek mythology. (2800 SW Barton)
‘A NIGHT IN SPAIN’: Paella and flamenco! 6 pm benefit at and for the Senior Center of WS. Check ASAP to see if they still have tickets. (SW Oregon/California SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: West Seattle High School (1-0) has its first home game tonight, 7 pm vs. Ingraham at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) … Chief Sealth International High School (0-1) is on the road, 7 pm vs. Nathan Hale at Northeast Athletic Complex (10750 30th NE).
3 BANDS @ SKYLARK: Stuporhero, Lazy Animals, and Green Cross, 9 pm at The Skylark, $7 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
It’s West Seattle Art Walk night! That tops our quick look at calendar highlights. As always, the Art Walk runs 6 pm-9 pm, and this month’s venue list/map is above. Note that Art Walk night is always special at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor), whose tasting room is usually only open on Fridays and Saturdays, but you can stop in on Art Walk night too and sit down for a glass of award-winning wine. That and other venues are highlighted on the official Art Walk website.
DELRIDGE GROCERY FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm next to the Delridge P-Patch, visit volunteers with the Delridge Grocery Coop and see what fresh-picked fruit and vegetables they’re selling this week. (Delridge Way SW/Puget Boulevard)
SECOND THURSDAY OUT! 6-8:30 pm – “Inviting the LGBTQ community and their friends and neighbors for social hour, light meal and in-house movie, ‘4th Man Out,’ and popcorn! Everyone is welcome to attend – no membership or sign up is required.” At Senior Center of West Seattle. (SW Oregon/California SW)
LOTS MORE … see many more listings on our complete calendar, for today, tonight, tomorrow, this weekend, and beyond.
(Surfbird, back from Alaska – photographed by Mark Wangerin)
It’s not ALL about back-to-school today – four from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
NETWORK AT LUNCHTIME: If you see this in time and happen to be on-peninsula – working from home, from a coffee shop, etc. – you are invited to get over to West Seattle’s only coworking center Office Junction (WSB sponsor) and network at noon. Bring your lunch if you want! (6040 California SW)
HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARMSTAND: Just a few more Wednesdays left in the season! 4 pm-7 pm, see what’s fresh at the High Point Market Garden Farmstand, which sells what local residents grow on the mini-farm next door. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)
PARKS SUPERINTENDENT, STREET FUND REVIEWS @ SW DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center, the Southwest District Council is back in session with three major agenda items – Parks Superintendent Jesús Aguirre will lead off by talking about how the levy-funded Park District fits into the department’s big picture; then there’s a discussion of the state of district councils, post-mayoral announcement; and finally, ranking of Neighborhood Street Fund proposals – see here what SWDC is looking at. (California SW/SW Oregon)
JIM PAGE: Singer-songwriter performing live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)
LOTS MORE! for today, tonight, tomorrow, next week, next month … on our full calendar.