West Seattle, Washington
Welcome to December! Here’s what’s ahead for the rest of your Thursday. First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Bridge Park in High Point invites you to shop the bazaar there today, noon-4 pm. (3204 SW Morgan)
MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS: The biggest and brightest display in West Seattle is expected to be up and running tonight – we’ll be checking later. (5605 Beach Drive SW)
From the year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, plus our archives and inbox:
DENNY FUNDRAISER: Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village fundraiser starts today for Denny International Middle School PTSA. Part of the proceeds will benefit Denny if you mention at checkstand – or buy via bn.com/bookfairs and enter (UPDATED NUMBER) Bookfair ID 12049292. (2600 SW Barton)
GET HELP APPLYING FOR COLLEGE $: College Goal Washington offers help in filling out the financial-aid application that needs to be turned in no matter where you’re going to college. 2-7 pm drop-in event at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
BUILD A ROBOT AT THE LIBRARY: Today’s drop-in Tinkerlab at High Point Library, 3:30-5 pm, involves Cubelet Robot Construction. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
GRAND OPENING IN THE JUNCTION: 6-9 pm is the grand-opening celebration for the John L. Scott Real Estate office that has remodeled and moved into the former JF Henry building in The Junction. (4445 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL INFO NIGHT: For 8th graders and their families – come to tonight’s event and learn about what West Seattle High School offers. 6:30-8:30 pm. (3000 California SW)
DESIGN REVIEW BOARD: 6:30 pm, the Southwest Design Review Board takes another look at the mixed-use project planned at 4532 42nd SW in The Junction, currently described as six stories with 74 apartments, 71 offstreet-parking spaces, and 5,200+ square feet of commercial space:
That rendering by architects Clark Design Group is from the full “packet,” which you can see here. The meeting will include a public-comment period. It’s happening at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)
NORTH HIGHLINE UNINCORPORATED AREA COUNCIL: The community council for White Center and vicinity meets at 7 tonight at the North Highline Fire District HQ, with an agenda including the new plan for a King County-operated shelter. (1243 SW 112th)
LOTS MORE HAPPENING … including nightlife! Just go check our complete calendar.
Thanks to Bob Spears for the photo of the Olympics’ Monday appearance! Here’s some of what you need to know about what’s ahead in West Seattle today/tonight:
GIVING TUESDAY: It’s another early-holiday-season tradition – today is “Giving Tuesday,” when you’re encouraged to donate to nonprofit(s) of your choice. Money, items, time, whatever you can do! One place to find local ideas is the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, where we feature a “Giving Opportunities” section all season long – this includes places where you’ll find giving trees, donation bins, as well as listings for benefit events. (Not too late for us to add yours – e-mail the info ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!)
Two local benefits on our calendar this Giving Tuesday:
Also from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
REZONING – ‘DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON?’ As previewed again here last night, tonight is the community-organized workshop you can attend to find out more about the city’s extensive rezoning proposals as part of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda’s “Mandatory Housing Affordability” component. While effects in our area are focused on the five “urban villages” (Junction, Admiral, Morgan, Westwood-Highland Park, South Park), zoning changes are proposed for multifamily/commercial properties *everywhere*, too. Here’s the original announcement of tonight’s event, 6:30-8:30 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club. (12th SW/SW Holden)
FREE PARENTING PRESENTATION: Learn about “Mindful Parenting” at 7 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), presented by West Seattle Cooperative Preschools – details in our calendar listing. (3940 41st SW)
BASKETBALL SEASON STARTS: As noted in our coverage of Saturday’s 13-team Chief Sealth Jamboree, high-school basketball season starts this week, and the first game is tonight – West Seattle High School hosts Mountlake Terrace at 7:15 pm. (3000 California SW)
JOE ROSS & THE BIRD WATCHERS: New Orleans/honky-tonk jazz, 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MUCH MORE GOING ON … see our complete calendar here!
(Harlequin duck, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
It’s the quiet conclusion to the Thanksgiving weekend, but we do have a few things to mention for today. First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
BUY YOUR PANCAKE BREAKFAST TICKET(S): Next Saturday (December 3rd) is a BIG day of holiday fun, and you’ll want to be fortified by starting your day at the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle Pancake Breakfast. Buy your ticket(s) in advance TODAY at their West Seattle Farmers’ Market booth, at the south end of the market, on California just north of Alaska.
DUWAMISH NATIVE HOLIDAY-GIFT FAIR: It’s the final day of this don’t-miss holiday event at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, 10 am-4 pm, free, all ages. Buy directly from Native artists/craftspersons. Snacks/beverages available too. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
And from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Fresh vegetables, fruit, and much more – every Sunday year-round, 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)
DONATE BOOKS: One more reason to stop by the mentioned-earlier Kiwanis Club booth at the market – this book-donation drive – last dropoff day today.
FOLK/AMERICANA MUSIC: Rocky Tallent performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
Thanks to everyone who sent rainbow views from this morning’s sunrise – the sun broke through in the east, and rainbows resulted in the west/northwest. We’re interspersing four with today’s list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:
DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER FOR FAIRMOUNT PARK ELEMENTARY: 2-9 pm, Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery in The Junction is donating 10 percent to the Fairmount Park Elementary PTA. (4752 California SW)
COTTAGE GROVE COMMONS CONCERNS? The community advisory committee is reconvening tonight at 6:30 pm at the Delridge supportive-housing complex, as recently previewed here. (5444 Delridge Way SW)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 7-7:30 pm at Delridge Library, bring your kid(s) for songs, stories, and rhymes. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
SOUTH SOUND TUG & BARGE: Live music, 8 pm, Parliament Tavern. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LOOKING AHEAD TO THANKSGIVING … lots of info (restaurants, free community meals, coffee shops, grocery stores) in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide!
THANKSGIVING DEADLINES: If you’re ordering a pie, a dinner, or something else for Thanksgiving, doublecheck your deadline … for some, the cutoff has already passed, but here are three where the deadline is today:
SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ASSIGNMENT PLAN CHANGES: 6:30 pm at Chief Sealth International High School‘s library, it’s the first of five citywide meetings about proposed changes to the district’s Assignment Plan, as previewed here. (2600 SW Thistle)
QUIZ NIGHT: 7:30 pm at The Skylark, free, all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
SOMETHING FOR OUR CALENDAR AND/OR HOLIDAY GUIDE? Please e-mail the info ASAP – plain text in your e-mail, not a Word doc or PDF or poster – to email@example.com – thank you!
Welcome to Sunday! Here’s some of what’s up in West Seattle today. First, from the WSB Holiday Guide
FAIR TRADE SALE: Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale in Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center, 9:30 am-1 pm. “In addition to Fair Trade items, you’ll find: holiday cards from Noel House (a Catholic Community Services shelter for homeless women), knitted goods from the Young Ladies’ Institute, tasty treats sold by the Pre-K and 3rd grade classes to benefit WestSide Baby, Tanzanian rosaries and batiks items from Maryknoll, and a new vendor… Catholic Balm (beard and lip balms, lotion bars)! … While you browse, be sure to sample free Fair Trade coffee provided by Pura Vida.” Full details here. (35th/Myrtle)
STUFFING/CRANBERRY SAUCE TASTING: 3-6 pm at Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor), try their housemade stuffing and cranberry sauce. (41st/42nd/Admiral) *4:01 pm, reader says that despite the listing on the store’s calendar, this isn’t happening today; sorry*
And from our year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: West Seattleites interested in helping memorialize people killed in traffic incidents are invited to gather at Ampersand Café on Alki at 10 am. Volunteers will fan out to place silhouettes at the sites where people were killed. Other groups are meeting at other sites around the city; background info here. (2536 Alki SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Last one before Thanksgiving! 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
BOOK DONATIONS: 10 am-2 pm at the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle booth at the south end of the Farmers’ Market, Key Club members are continuing to collect donated books for reading levels K-4th, for the African Library Project – details in our calendar listing. (California SW/SW Alaska)
MEET THE GREYHOUNDS: 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District, Greyhound Pets Inc. invites you to meet some of their adoptable hounds. (2611 California SW)
JUNCTION SCULPTURE CELEBRATION: Join in the celebration of “Transpose,” the kinetic sculpture newly installed at Junction Plaza Park, today at noon. Artist Troy Pillow will be there as will community groups/members who worked on making it happen. (42nd SW/SW Alaska)
SOUTHWEST STORIES: Hear the story of ArtsWest from its founding executive director Edie Neeson:
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society-co-sponsored presentation starts at 2 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)
SEE MORE FOR TODAY … and beyond, on our complete calendar.
FALL WINE RELEASE: Again today (and tomorrow), 1-7 pm, the Northwest Wine Academy on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus is open for you to taste and buy its fall releases. Free tasting and free parking. More info in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
WINE TASTING: Try and buy wine at the Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room, 5-9 pm. (5910 California SW)
DUWAMISH RIVER CHOCOLATE FEST: 5:30-8 pm, drink beer, wine, and/or cider and eat chocolate to benefit the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse – details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
BINGO NIGHT: Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School invites you to Charlie Brown Bingo Night, 6-9 pm in the school gym: “This is a great opportunity to help our school to buy resources while you are enjoying delicious food and winning great prizes.” (20th SW/SW Roxbury)
HPIC MOVIE NIGHT: At Highland Park Improvement Club:
Doors open at 6:00 pm with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy, and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.
Short movie hint: Squeal! Fun times with some animated animals!
Feature movie hint: This 2005 PG (1 hr 37 minutes) movie features a governess who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne’er-do-well children in her charge.
(12th SW/SW Holden)
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Join the local high schools’ Key Clubs for their fundraising spaghetti dinner, 6:45-8:45 pm at West Seattle High School:
At this event, there will be raffle prizes, cake walks, a photo booth, and so much more!
Tickets to enter are $10, and everyone is welcomed! There will be a dessert potluck, so please feel free to bring your favorite sweet dish! Thank you for supporting your local Key Clubs!
(3000 California SW)
MUMFORD & SONS CONCERT FILM: 11 pm at Admiral Theater – details here. (2343 California SW)
MORE! for today/tonight/this weekend and beyond. Browse our complete calendar!
FALL WINE RELEASE: 1-7 pm today and each of the next two days, the Northwest Wine Academy on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus is open for its fall-release tastings. Free to taste; free parking; wine is available for purchase. More info in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
DROP-OFF TURKEY DONATION DRIVE: 4-7 pm outside Easy Street Records in The Junction, the West Seattle Food Bank will be there so you can drive up, ride up, walk up and donate a turkey and/or $15 to cover the cost of one. (California SW/SW Alaska)
MORGAN JUNCTION LADIES NIGHT: 6-9 pm at Second Gear Sports and My Three Little Birds (both WSB sponsors) as well as Lika Love and Nurture by Nature, it’s the Ladies Night/Shopping Extravaganza, with treats and specials at the participating shops, as well as a gift-certificate drawing you can enter with a flyer stamped at all four stores, and more, as previewed here.
FAIRMOUNT PARK ELEMENTARY PTA: 6:30 pm general-membership meeting, with free child care provided by the YMCA. (3800 SW Findlay)
WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at The Kenney – this month’s meeting has been moved up a week because of next week’s holiday. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC. (6115 SW Hinds)
AFRICAN ALL-STARS: 7:30 pm performance at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – dance and rhythm: “The artists are professionals from the best dance companies of both Guinea and Congo, West Africa.” Ticket information is in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
BELLY-DANCE SHOWCASE: Monthly free Alauda showcase at The Skylark, 7:30 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
EVEN MORE … happening today/tonight/beyond. Check our complete calendar!
(Photo shared by Carl, from Alki earlier this week, saying this driftwood looked like a sea serpent – especially if altered a bit)
PEEL & PRESS DINE-OUT BENEFIT FOR WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK: 20 percent of sales today at Peel & Press (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction, open noon-11 pm, go to the West Seattle Food Bank to help buy turkeys. You also can bring nonperishable food and turkeys to be collected for the WSFB. (6503 California SW)
SHELBY’S DINE-OUT BENEFIT FOR ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: 2-9 pm, 10 percent of your tab at Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery in The Junction goes to help Roxhill Elementary via its PTSA, whose president Amanda Kay Helmick says, “The PTSA is currently raising money for field trips, supplies for our art class and sensory toys for our kids with special needs. This event is open to all of our West Seattle neighbors, and we hope to see you all there!” (4752 California SW)
FREE COWORKING: New visitors can cowork for free at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) until 3 pm today. (6040 California SW)
CITY COUNCIL BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING: Happening now. Yesterday we previewed what’s on the agenda as they vote on changes to the budget, which is to be finalized next week. Watch on Seattle Channel (online or cable 21).
MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA: 7 pm at Madison Middle School – everyone’s invited:
At the General Meeting we will discuss inclusion for our students and how to develop a conducive educational environment for all, whether the conversation is around students of color, cultures, or differing abilities.
We will receive updates from the Madison Administration about staffing, the Health Center around HPV and other services, Music Boosters, and PTSA business.
The Madison PTSA would like to invite all members of the Madison Middle School community to the meeting. You do not need to be a PTSA member to attend the meeting. Please consider joining the PTSA to help shape the priorities and support our school.
In the school library. (45th SW/SW Spokane)
WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES PRESENTS ‘NOURISHMENT’: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this month’s WordsWest presentation features award-winning author Alma García and performance poet Imani Sims “for an evening of literary nourishment.” Full details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: At Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: “This month the DNDC will hear an update on the Delridge Action Plan (Community Development Project) and information on what’s happening with HALA (Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda).” 7 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
LOTS MORE … on our complete calendar page!
(Western Grebe, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
DROP-IN CHESS: 4:30-5:30 pm at High Point Library, kids/teens welcome, all skill levels. You’ll find chess sets and guidance from an adult chess coach. Free. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
BRIEFING/Q&A ON JUNCTION-AREA REZONING: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, as previewed here – tonight’s Junction Neighborhood Organization meeting is the first time a city staffer will be presenting a briefing and Q&A on one of the draft rezoning maps made public last month as part of the mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda. (4217 SW Oregon)
HOPE LUTHERAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8 pm, all prospective Hope Lutheran School (WSB sponsor) families are welcome to visit this open house “to learn more about our academics, specialists, sports, and extracurricular activities.”
FUTURE COLLEGE STUDENT IN THE FAMILY? 6:30 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, financial planner Albert Israel presents a free college admissions/financial aid workshop. RSVP requested – 206-926-5398 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (2306 42nd SW)
WSCPC CANCELLATION REMINDER: As mentioned last night, this month’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting is canceled; next scheduled meeting, January 17th.
LIVE MUSIC: Jukehouse Hounds, 8 pm at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
SEEN THE WSB WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE YET? Much more to be added, but there’s plenty in it already – so browse westseattleblog.com/holidayguide when you get a chance. And if you are planning a public holiday-season event, now through New Year’s, please send the info ASAP – email@example.com – thank you!
STUDENT WALKOUT: Multiple schools around the city plan a student walkout at 1:30 pm today. Locally, Chief Sealth International High School is the only local school announced as participating, as reported here on Friday night. A citywide announcement this morning says Garfield, Nova, Franklin, the Center School, and UW are also participating. A 2:30 pm rally at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill is planned as a followup, and then a 4:15 pm rally at Westlake Park downtown.
NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, NDNC’s Michael Taylor-Judd says, “we will be discussing long term plans for the Council and a number of other groups and issues affecting our neighborhood.” All welcome. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm, stories, songs, rhymes, and more at High Point Library, for children of all ages. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
QUIZ NIGHT: 7:30 pm at The Skylark, free, all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
(Harlequin ducks, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
CURIOUS KIDSTUFF ONE-DAY SALE: West Seattle’s one and only toy store offers you a deal today – it’s a one-day sale at Curious Kidstuff (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, 10 am-5 pm, 15 percent off. (4740 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Year-round in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
BOOK DONATIONS: As previewed here last night, the Chief Sealth Key Club welcomes donations of children’s books (particularly kindergarten-4th grade reading level) 10 am-2 pm at the West Seattle Kiwanis booth at the Farmers’ Market. (California SW just north of SW Alaska)
BENEFIT BOOK SIGNING: As previewed here, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle pastor Ron Marshall signs his new book “Kierkegaard in the Pulpit: Sermons Inspired by His Writings.” Benefit for West Seattle Helpline and West Seattle Food Bank. (4105 California SW)
METROPOLITAN MARKET THANKSGIVING TASTE: 1-4 pm at Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor): “Taste our delicious fully-cooked Thanksgiving meal from our deli, with a variety of sides and desserts.” (41st/42nd/Admiral)
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: Grief-support program at Grace Church, 2-4 pm; details in our calendar listing. (10323 28th SW)
AND MORE … on our complete calendar page.
The holiday season revs up with shopping and donation opportunities, among the events on our calendar-highlights list for today/tonight, including:
STANDING ROCK DONATION DROPOFF & CARAVAN MEETING The West Seattleites taking donations to the ongoing Standing Rock Sioux-led pipeline-route protest will be at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation again 8 am-noon today (7141 California SW). And for those who have asked about a possible caravan, as mentioned in this followup, the donation-drive organizers will be at Uptown Espresso in The Junction 5-6 pm tonight (4301 SW Edmunds) for anyone interested in discussing it.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT HPIC: 10 am-3 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, more than 20 local vendors at the annual holiday bazaar. Food and drink (the bar’s open!) too. And Highland Park hoodies/T-shirts are on sale. (12th SW/SW Holden)
SHOREWOOD PTA HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm holiday bazaar at Shorewood Elementary, including Santa photos. (2725 SW 116th)
TURKEY DONATIONS: 10 am-2 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), you can donate a turkey and/or turkey-buying $ to the West Seattle Food Bank, which is hoping to help more than 300 local families have a happy Thanksgiving. (4201 SW Morgan)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW: 10 am-4 pm at the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall, it’s day two of the show and sale featuring area artists/craftspersons (listed here). Free admission. (9140 California SW)
SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING: 10:30 am at the Providence Mount St. Vincent Chapel, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society gathers for its annual meeting. Business (including board/trustee voting and approval of bylaws amendments) is part of it but the setting will be the subject of a special presentation:
Sister Charlotte Van Dyke will tell the story (with PowerPoint) “Sisters of Providence Come to the West and the Early Beginnings of Providence Mount St. Vincent.” SWSHS executive director Clay Eals says, “We welcome non-members, and while we encourage them to become members (which they can do at the meeting), it isn’t necessary to be a member to attend.” (4831 35th SW)
‘RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION’: West Seattle Meaningful Movies, Reel Grrls, YUIR, and DNDA co-host this half-day film screening and interactive discussion about race. The film “Race: The Power of an Illusion” will be shown in three parts, with discussions after each one, and a community dinner by FEEST afterward. 1-6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
METROPOLITAN MARKET HOLIDAY SIDES TASTE: 3-6 pm at Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor). “Taste our pre-made options for the perfect sides for your holiday meal.” (41st/42nd/Admiral)
HOLIDAY CONCERT AND BAZAAR: 4-7 pm at Breath of Life Church, 3rd annual Holiday Concert and Bazaar features “live musical performances by the Celestial Ringers handbell choir as well as other talented musicians and vocalists from around the Pacific NW. Following the concert there’s food, bake-sale desserts, and a variety of unique crafts and gift items – all available to purchase.” (9807 26th SW)
WSCO GALA: Doors open at 6 pm at Alki Masonic Center for the West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ fundraising dinner and auction, with entertainment including the West Seattle Big Band. Our calendar listing has full details including how to check if there’s still room. (40th SW/SW Edmundsd)
BEER CHURCH TURKEY BOWL & IPA RELEASE: 6-9 pm at West Seattle Bowl, the Beer Church‘s annual nonprofit-benefiting bowling party is sold out but you are invited to stop by to drink the new benefit Beer Church India Pale Ale that’s being released, while cheering on the bowlers. Details in our calendar listing. (39th SW/SW Oregon)
OLG CYO ITALIAN DINNER: 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center, fundraising dinner for OLG’s CYO sports programs. More info in our calendar listing, including how to check ASAP if there’s still room left. (35th SW/SW Myrtle)
ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: “Eclectic blend of originals and covers” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, in honor of Neil Young‘s (71st) birthday. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Thanks to Alex Anderson for sharing the photo of this morning’s sunrise, taken from the low bridge during his bike ride to work. Here are our calendar highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
VETERANS DAY FLAGS: Community volunteers joined American Legion Post 160 in placing flags in The Junction this morning; this afternoon at 4 pm, you are invited to help take the flags down. Meet by the Campbell Building. (NE corner of California/Alaska)
VETERANS DAY DINNER: Veterans, active-duty servicepeople, Guard and Reserve members, and families are invited to Post 160’s free spaghetti dinner, 5:30-7 pm. (3618 SW Alaska)
VETERANS DAY CAKE: Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) offers veterans who dine there for lunch or dinner today a free slice of white-chocolate-mousse cake and a $20 gift card for their next visit. Full details here. (1936 Harbor SW)
VETERANS DAY DISCOUNT: From Mission Cantina co-proprietor Shawn Padilla:
Mission Cantina, as a business owned by veteran, minority, & woman partners, would like to honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Today we are offering 50 percent off a dinner entree from 6 10 pm. We thank you for your service!
~ 1SG Padilla (RET) & Mission Team
(2325 California SW)
DINE-OUT BENEFIT: Also at Mission Cantina tonight, 6-10 pm, a dine-out benefit: “Ms. Delacour (Alki Elementary K/1 Teacher) and her twin brother’s birthday is 11/11. Ben was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in June. Mission Cantina will donate to the Delacour Family Cancer Fund 20 percent of your bill if you say you are ‘Dining out for the Delacour Family’!” (2325 California SW)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART & GIFT SHOW: Opens tonight, 5-8 pm at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall. See our calendar listing for the lineup of who will be showing and selling their work. (9140 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE HELPLINE BENEFIT: Ticket sales have ended but if you have yours and need a reminder, 6-9 pm tonight at The Hall at Fauntleroy, it’s the West Seattle Helpline “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” dinner and auction. (9131 California SW)
‘ALTERNATIVE EASTERN EUROPEAN ROCK’: That’s how Parliament Tavern describes tonight’s bands, Red Sea and General Vicinity. 9 pm. $5 cover; 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
PREVIEW THE WEEKEND … via our complete calendar.
We were asked about a “loud boom” heard in the 35th/Avalon vicinity after 2 am. Mystery to us until we received this e-mail from another area resident:
It’s about 2 am right now and a few moments ago, I heard a loud bang. I looked out my window (down onto SW Avalon Way) and saw two individuals (one male and one female both in their teens or 20’s) walking along the sidewalk. The male was actively trying to conceal something in his jacket. I saw a cloud of smoke move along the street. The two walked further down SW Avalon Way and then stopped and I promptly saw sparks light up on a tree. Shortly after, sparks flew out like fireworks. The two continued walking down SW Avalon Way.
Yes, that IS something to report to 911. Whether or not they have an officer to send out, at least the information could solve the mystery for other callers.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
FAMILY STORY TIME: Bring your preschooler/toddler(s) to Southwest Library, 10:30 am. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
SECOND THURSDAY OUT! 6 pm, starting at the Senior Center of West Seattle: “inviting the LGBTQ community and their friends and neighbors for social hour at the Center followed by dining out at Lee’s Asian Restaurant next door to the Center. Everyone is welcome to attend – no membership or sign up is required.” (4217 SW Oregon)
WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: 6-9 pm. Here’s some of what you’ll find on this month’s Art Walk:
*Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) – photos by Graycie Viscon; wine-tasting fee waived for Art Walk participants
*Twilight Gallery and Boutique (4306 SW Alaska) – opening reception for “Intelligent Life” by Laura Allen
*Brace Point Pottery (4208 SW 100th) – visit the southernmost stop on the Art Walk map, in Arbor Heights
OPEN MICROPHONE AT C & P: Musicians/singers of all ages are welcome at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘INTERVIEW DAY’ AT THE MOUNT: Until 7 pm today, interviews and tours are offered during a job fair at Providence Mount St. Vincent. (4831 35th SW)
CITY COUNCIL BUDGET COMMITTEE: The business of local government goes on, and right now, the City Council’s Budget Committee is talking again about councilmembers’ proposed changes to the mayor’s budget – as they continue to get to the point where any chances have to leave the budget balanced, meaning changes that add cost also have to spell out where the money will come from. The proposals are linked to the agenda, which you’ll find here; the meeting is live on Seattle Channel, online or Cable 21.
WESTWOOD-HIGHLAND PARK HALA REZONING WORKSHOP: We’ve been reporting on the proposed rezoning in “urban villages” as part of the city’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). West Seattle has four UVs, and the first “community design workshop” for one of them, Westwood-Highland Park, is tonight. From the city calendar listing:
The goal of this workshop is to help inform City Council about your community’s vision of how our Urban Villages should look, feel, and function in support of important citywide goals for increased affordability, design quality, and housing options in neighborhoods throughout the city.
We welcome a lively interchange of ideas and opinions on the recently proposed zoning changes for your neighborhood, including where the boundary for urban villages should be drawn, what mix of zones best support the context and conditions of local areas, and how to encourage more housing options and elements of livability (including neighborhood amenities such as frequent and reliable transit, community-serving businesses, parks and schools).
The workshop is in the library at Chief Sealth International High School, 6 pm. (2600 SW Thistle)
DENNY INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA: 7 pm in the Denny library, it’s the PTSA’s “family meeting,” with information about updates and opportunities. (2601 SW Kenyon)
AMERICAN LEGION POST 160: 8 pm monthly meeting at Post 160. (3618 SW Alaska)
LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC: The Loose Heels, 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Thanks to Michael Taylor-Judd for sharing the photo from this morning, looking across Elliott Bay at our beautiful peninsula. Here’s a quick look at a few things you should know for the hours ahead:
ELECTION RESULTS VIEWING PARTIES: Not a big list, but here are the ones we found in West Seattle.
DINNER TO HELP WSHS ATHLETICS: Support West Seattle High School sports via the West Seattle Booster Club by getting dinner from Chipotle in The Junction tonight, 5-9 pm. Tell the cashier that you are supporting WSHS Athletics and half the proceeds will go to the cause. (4730 California SW)
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IS OFF: The regular monthly ANA meeting has been postponed to a TBA date because of Election Night, per president Larry Wymer. (We’ll publish an announcement when there’s a new date.)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IS ON: 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, the FCA board IS going ahead with its regular meeting, according to president Mike Dey. (9131 California SW)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar page.
RUN ON ALKI: Fitness for Vitality‘s 3-run series on Alki offers 3 options from 2.5K to 10K, all starting at 9:30 am, with registration starting at the Alki Bathhouse at 8:15 am if you’re not already signed up. Details here. (60th SW/Alki SW)
MOSS TOUR: Naturalist Stewart Wechsler‘s nature walk in Lincoln Park starts at 10 am (meet by kiosk in Lincoln Park’s north lot); optional coffee hour at Caffé Ladro (California/Myrtle) at 8:30 am. Details in our calendar listing.
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction. Time to think Thanksgiving! (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)
SALMON SPOTTING: As reported here last night, a spawner has been seen in Fauntleroy Creek, and if you’d like to go have a look, stop by the overlook between noon and 4 pm today and a volunteer will escort you to a close-up viewing spot. (SW Director St./upper Fauntleroy Way SW)
FROM BACH TO JOPLIN: That’s the musical range promised at this free (donations accepted) concert featuring organ music and more, 2 pm at Hope Lutheran Church; details in our calendar listing. (4456 42nd SW)
MORE! See our complete calendar for the rest of what’s up today, tonight, beyond.
Many options for your Saturday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
HOLIDAY BAZAAR @ THE MOUNT: Second and final day of the holiday bazaar and bake sale at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 9 am-4 pm. (4831 35th SW)
DROP OFF DONATIONS FOR STANDING ROCK: As reported here last weekend, two West Seattleites are collecting donations to take to Standing Rock for the ongoing Native/Indigenous demonstrations aimed at changing an oil-pipeline route. If you are donating, today there are two places you can drop off items – the Westside Unitarian Universalist church (7141 California SW), 8 am-noon, and the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW), 10 am-5 pm.
SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GALA: 11 am-2 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), the SW Seattle Historical Society‘s annual Champagne Gala Brunch, this year themed “Loving Our Landmarks.” Sold out, so this is just a reminder for those who have tickets – see the official program online for a preview of auction items and more. WSB is a media sponsor of the event. (1936 Harbor Ave. SW)
LONGFELLOW CREEK SALMON WATCH: Meet Puget Soundkeeper volunteers at 11:30 am at Dragonfly Pavilion to walk along the creek and look for salmon. (4107 28th SW)
BOOK LAUNCH: 2-4 pm at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), it’s the launch party for Michele Babb‘s new book “Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain: 75 Recipes for Alleviating Depression, Anxiety, and Memory Loss.” She’s bringing recipe samples to taste, too! (4540 California SW)
HOLIDAY PREVIEW: 2-6 pm at Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) at Westwood Village, it’s “Bubbles and Bling,” with previews of holiday trends, including a rep from Gorjana – details in our calendar listing. (2600 SW Barton)
OPEN HOUSE #2: Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle and other businesses invite you to stop in, 3-5 pm. Treats and freebies. (4545 44th SW)
DEATH CAFE: 5-7 pm, join neighbors and friends at Resting Waters to talk about the inevitable. As explained in our calendar listing, it’s not a support group, but truly meant to be a discussion. (9205 35th SW)
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: This month’s featured film is “Documented,” the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.
Doors at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center open at 6:30, film at 7 pm, discussion afterward with Miriam Cervantes Gomez of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. (6400 Sylvan Way)
THE SLAGS: Live at Poggie Tavern in The Junction, starting at 9 pm. 21+. (4717 California SW)
DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME ENDS: Tonight brings the end of Daylight-Saving Time- at 2 am Sunday, clocks “fall back” to 1 am.
Happy Friday! Here’s just some of what’s happening today/tonight. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
PROVIDENCE MOUNT ST. VINCENT HOLIDAY BAZAAR: It’s getting more holidayish day by day, and today that’s because it’s the first day of the holiday bazaar and bake sale at The Mount, continuing until 4 pm and then again Saturday 9 am-4 pm. Lots of details in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 5 pm, Conrad Wesselhoeft is this month’s featured writer at Barnes & Noble in Westwood Village, talking about and reading from his young-adult novel “Dirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways to Fly.” (2800 SW Barton)
CORNER BAR: Highland Park Improvement Club‘s popular monthly Corner Bar starts at 6 tonight; featured musicians this month, Rippin’ Chicken. (12th SW/SW Holden)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: 7 pm, Chief Sealth International High School takes on Cleveland at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) … Also at 7, West Seattle High School is on the road at Lincoln, in Tacoma.
FINAL NIGHT FOR WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater, it’s your last chance to see “A Bright Room Called Day.” Details including ticket info are on the Westside Drama website. (3000 California SW)
NIGHTLIFE AND MORE: Live music and more – all on our complete calendar!
(Another beautiful Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
THRIFTWAY HOLIDAY TASTE: 4-7 pm, West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) invites you to come sample appetizer, main course, side-dish, and dessert possibilities as you start thinking about your holiday-season celebrations – Thanksgiving, for starters, is only three weeks from today! (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)
WEST SEATTLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL & ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE: Looking for school(s) for next year? Thursday night brings a chance to find out more about West Seattle Montessori School and Academy (WSB sponsor). From 6 to 7:30 pm, the open house “gives parents and prospective families a chance to meet our staff, teachers and tour the facilities. You’ll be able to view samples of student work and pick up application materials. Our teachers and staff are available during and after the Open House to answer questions.” (11215 15th SW)
9030 35TH SW DESIGN REVIEW: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center, the Southwest Design Review Board looks at this proposed mixed-use building with 40 apartments and ground-floor retail. The design packet is linked in our preview; the meeting includes a public-comment period. (4217 SW Oregon)
WHITE CENTER SHELTER UPDATE @ NHUAC MEETING If you are interested in the proposal to open a shelter at the former King County Public Health building at 8th SW/SW 108th, which we’ve continued to follow via our White Center site, WhiteCenterNow.com, tonight county department head Adrienne Quinn is scheduled to speak at the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting, which is tackling other topics too. All welcome, 7 pm, NH Fire District headquarters. (1243 SW 112th)
SEE MORE FOR TODAY/TONIGHT … by going here.