West Seattle, Washington
So you survived the first Viaduct-closure commute. Or, you didn’t commute at all. Here’s what’s happening for the rest of today tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
ST. JOHN’S RUMMAGE SALE: Want to hone your shopping skills for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, which is two weeks from tomorrow? Here’s a big sale to shop today! Until 7 pm, it’s day 1 of the big rummage sale at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. (3050 California SW)
SENIOR CENTER RAINBOW BINGO: “Pajama Party” is the theme; the night starts with treats at 6, then bingo at 7. More info in our calendar listing – check ASAP to see if there’s still room! (California SW/SW Oregon)
LIVE MUSIC: Christy McWilson at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:45 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle, lively discussion about the state of Social Security, now and looking ahead a half-century. You can buy lunch in the café. Reservations required – call ASAP; the number’s in our calendar listing. (California SW/SW Oregon)
DINING OUT FOR LIFE: Four West Seattle and White Center restaurants are participating for all or part of today/tonight, in the annual dine-out fundraiser to benefit Lifelong. Details are in the preview we published earlier this week.
SEXY SYRAH AND TANTALIZING TASTES: Annual wine tasting and appetizer benefit at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), with VIP entry at 5 pm, general at 6 pm, with part of the proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital. Ticket link is here – check ASAP to see if there’s still room! (1936 Harbor SW)
INCOMING CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN IN THE FAMILY? This event at CSIHS tonight is for you:
If you are the parent/guardian of a current 8th grader or you know one, please spread the word about the upcoming Future Seahawks Open House (tonight). We are offering dinner at 6:00 followed by the open house starting at 6:30. We will provide incoming students with information about CSIHS and about the registration process.
(2600 SW Thistle)
ST3 AT WSTC: Questions, answers, and comments about Sound Transit 3‘s proposals for our area, 6:30 pm tonight at the West Seattle Transportation Coalition‘s monthly meeting, with reps expected from Sound Transit and the city Department of Planning and Community Development. At Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, all welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
PUNDAMONIUM! 7 pm signups, 8 pm puns, in the monthly “pun slam” at The Skylark in North Delridge. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’: 7:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse in The Junction. (4711 California SW)
VIADUCT CLOSURE: It starts with onramp closures at 10 pm, and WSDOT says Highway 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and Battery Street Tunnel will be fully closed by midnight. We’ll have late-night coverage here on WSB as it begins, as well as expanded traffic/transportation coverage for the Friday commutes.
(Killdeer, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
FIRE TRAINING CONTINUES: The Seattle Fire training at 50th/Hudson continues daily through the end of the week – so you’ll see SFD vehicles and personnel there as well as smoke. Some area residents also are seeing brown water from the hydrant use. Here are our photos from Tuesday morning, when the training fires began.
ENTREPRENEUR MEETUP: Noon-1:15 pm at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), the weekly coworking/home-office/etc. meetup is focused on local entrepreneurs. By the way, if the upcoming Viaduct closure has you giving new consideration to the concept of working without leaving the peninsula, check out WSOJ, West Seattle’s only coworking center. (6040 California SW)
VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY TEA TIME & CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 1-3 pm at Greenbridge Community Center; details in our calendar listing. (9800 8th SW)
EVERGREEN’S FUTURE: Also in White Center, – two meetings tonight related to the Evergreen Campus and the citizen campaign to change it back to Evergreen High School. A Highline School Board work session is planned at 5 pm regarding “small schools”; the community meeting follows at 6. Both are at Evergreen. (830 SW 116th)
‘THE HUNTING GROUND’: Film screening at 6 pm tonight in the Little Theater at Chief Sealth International High School, “The Hunting Ground.” April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the film will be “followed by a Q & A, with sexual-assault nurse examiners, and representatives from the UW and Seattle University. … Campus sexual assault is a nationwide, pervasive problem. Young people have a 1 in 5 chance of experiencing sexual assault while a student at a university. “The Hunting Ground” is a well -regarded, powerful documentary examining this. … All are welcome. Please be advised that this can be a very sensitive topic, please use discretion for yourself and if you have children.” (2600 SW Thistle)
COED ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Everyone’s invited to the 6:30 pm pickup game at Fairmount Playfield. Rain cancels. (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: 7 pm tonight at Highland Park Improvement Club – here are the agenda points:
*“Action Plan to Save Myers Parcels from Development — What does it mean for Highland Park?”
*Seattle Neighborhood Group – Crime Prevention Workshop – Vehicle Security: How to protect your car from crime.
*Highland Park Elementary School Principal Chris Cronas of Highland Park Elementary is excited to partner with HPIC/HPAC.
*Leslie Harris Seattle Public School Board Director District 6
*Highland Park Improvement Club Updates
*Saturday, April 30, 2016 Highland Park Neighborhood Cleanup Day – 10 am – 2 pm
(12th SW/SW Holden)
POEMS AND STORIES: Monthly Storybridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. Featured readers Carrie Gilstrap-Nettle and Arleen Williams. Plus, a community microphone! (5612 California SW)
SEE THE FULL LINEUP for today/tonight on our complete calendar – the events above are just SOME of the highlights!
Thanks to Trileigh Tucker for the photo – a male Evening Grosbeak who hung around for a while recently at her feeder, snacking on sunflower seeds. You’ll need fortification for the big day/night ahead too. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and our inbox:
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS & DUAL-LANGUAGE EDUCATION: What’s the future of those programs in Seattle Public Schools? A task force will be convened soon. Community conversation starts now. A 6 pm meeting at Chief Sealth International High School (one of three SPS “international schools” in our area of the city) will be preceded by a 4:30-6 pm event about what’s happening at CSIHS – details in our preview, including the questions to think about for the meeting discussion. (2600 SW Thistle)
MURRAY CSO CONTROL PROJECT INFO BOOTH: 5-7 pm, outside the site of the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project across from Lowman Beach, visit the one-night-only info booth to ask questions and get updates about the project. (7000 block Beach Drive SW)
SOUND TRANSIT 3/METRO LONG-RANGE-PLAN MEETING: 5:30-7:30 pm, with presentations about the Sound Transit 3 draft plan – including light rail proposed for West Seattle – and the Metro Long-Range Plan, starting at 6:
Join Sound Transit and King County Metro for an open house about the future of mass transit in our region. Sound Transit is seeking public input on the ST3 draft plan, and King County Metro is seeking public feedback on its Long Range Plan. Attend to hear presentations, learn more about the plans and leave your feedback.
At West Seattle High School. (3000 California SW)
FIRST CONCERT OF SPRING: 6 pm in the Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium, it’s the West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ first concert of spring – including a world-premiere performance! More info in our calendar listing. (2600 SW Thistle)
WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, all welcome, Block Watch captain (or even participant) status NOT required. Special guest, SPD Det. Scotty Bach, talking about auto theft and car prowls. (2300 SW Webster)
FREE SHOWING OF ‘SCREENAGERS’: 7 pm, as part of their free parent-education programs, the South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools invite you to a screening of “Screenagers,” about how to deal with kids/teens’ screentime and its effect on their lives and health. In the West Seattle High School Theater. (3000 California SW)
FIND OUT WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING by checking out our complete calendar.
(Red-Breasted Sapsucker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar – four unique events for tonight:
TACO BAR BENEFIT FOR WSHS SOFTBALL: 5-9 pm at Pecado Bueno in The Junction, it’s an all-you-can-eat taco-bar benefit with all proceeds going to the West Seattle High School Booster Club to help the WSHS softball team. $15 adults/$10 kids under 12. (4523 California SW)
SECRETS TO A HEALTHY PREGNANCY & EARLY PARENTHOOD: Free presentation at West Seattle Women’s Health and Midwifery, 5-6:30 pm. Details in our calendar listing, which also includes the number for RSVPing. (4727 44th SW)
TINKERLAB WITH LITTLE BITS: 6-7:30 pm, all-ages drop-in at Delridge Library to invent with LittleBits inventor kits, free, but space is limited. More info in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT – ABOUT ANXIETY: Parents are invited to a presentation tonight at Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) about dealing with children’s anxiety. Reception at 6:30 pm, presentation at 7, details in our calendar listing. No admission charge, but RSVP is requested – go here. (10015 28th SW)
MORE for today/tonight/beyond … here’s our complete calendar.
Good morning! Still deciding how to spend your Sunday? From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, some possibilities:
BICYCLE-COMMUTE TEST RIDES: Thinking about commuting by bicycle during the impending Alaskan Way Viaduct two-weeks-or-so closure, now just five days away? West Seattle Bike Connections has announced test rides today, from three West Seattle starting points:
Important – if it looks like rain, please check those links to see if there are updates with changes/cancellations.
RECYCLE ROUNDUP: Today’s your first of two chances this year to get those non-curbside-type recyclables out of the house and into the hands of recyclers, for free! 9 am-3 pm at the Fauntleroy Church parking lot. The list of what 1 Green Planet will take (with some mentions of what they won’t) is here. (9131 California SW)
‘SCREENAGERS’: 10 am at the Admiral Theater, the Alki Elementary PTA presents a showing of this film looking at the screen time in kids/teens’ lives and what parents really need to know and do. Ticket link’s in our listing. (2343 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE ROCK SHOW: 10 am-5 pm, second and final day of the free, fun 50th annual show, presented by the West Seattle Rock Club at the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction. Here’s our report from day 1. (4736 40th SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, shop in the street! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
EARTH DAY SERVICE WITH ZARNA JOSHI: The organizer, activist, writer, and storyteller Zarna Joshi speaks during the Earth Day service at 10:30 am at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – all welcome – info here. (7141 California SW)
EARTH DAY STORYTELLING: 2-4 pm, free, at the Duwamish Longhouse. You’ll hear from storytellers Johnny Moses (Tulalip), Rebecca Hom from Shelton, and Blake Shelafoe (Duwamish), as well as from James Rasmussen of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, about the healing of the river. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
‘LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE’: 3 pm matinee at Kenyon Hall, as Twelfth Night Productions‘ Seattle-premiere performance continues. (7904 35th SW)
MORE! See today’s full list on our complete calendar.
Thanks to Janna for the exuberant photo from sunset at the beach. Before our next sunset … helping out in your neighborhood is a big theme today. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar as well as from previews we’ve published, ways to help, and more:
NORTH DELRIDGE CLEANUP: The North Delridge Neighborhood Council Beautification Committee invites you to meet at Uptown Espresso in Delridge, 9:30 am for coffee/socializing, 10 am to head out and clean up. (Delridge Way/SW Andover)
HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY CLEANUP AND PLAYGROUND PLANNING: All-day event for which you’re invited to go the distance, or drop in for just a while. 8 am-4 pm playground planning, 9 am-noon cleanup in front of the school. (1012 SW Trenton)
WEST SEATTLE ROCK AND GEM SHOW: 10 am-5 pm today and tomorrow at Alki Masonic Center, the West Seattle Rock Club‘s annual show offers activities, rock/gem viewing, vendors, more. Admission free. More info in our calendar listing. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)
Skills/tools needed: Sawzall, circular saw, long extension cords, gloves, eye protection, and ear protection if you want. The structure needs to be cut up and then placed into the dumpster in such a way that it holds all the material. There will be lots of nails poking out, so tough clothing, shoes and gloves highly recommended. If you want to bring snacks, that’s great too. And even if you want to just stop by – please do, and cheer on the Eyebrow Un-Raising!
Depending on how much gets done today, they might need help on Sunday too – we should have an update in the evening. (12th SW/SW Holden)
DIA! Celebrate kids and books at Southwest Library, 11 am-1 pm. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
ARABIC STORYTIME: 1-1:30 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
HOW TO WRITE A PERSONAL ESSAY: 2-4 pm free writing class at High Point Library as part of “Seattle Writes” – first-come, first-admitted, doors open half an hour in advance. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
SUSTAINABLE WEST SEATTLE: Join the community discussion tonight about resilience in tough times, presented by Sustainable West Seattle, 6-8 pm at Admiral Bird – full details in our listing. (California SW/SW Admiral Way)
LIVE MUSIC: Performers and venues tonight include Bon-Fulton, 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), and Johnny and the Moles, 9 pm at Parliament Tavern (4210 SW Admiral Way).
SECOND NIGHT OF PASSOVER: Starts at sunset.
MUCH MORE ON OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR … see it here.
Thanks to Lindsi Griggs for that adorable photo of ducklings in Longfellow Creek! Now, on to our calendar highlights:
TINKERLAB: Today’s session of the free, all-ages, drop-in STEM-related-activity session is at High Point Library, 4-6 pm. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: Give some time, get some time! From our calendar listing for the WS Timebank event – 6 pm, orientation for new members; 6:30 pm, potluck and conversation; 7 pm, introductions and guest speaker Stu Hennessey, recently returned from a journey to Cuba. All this happens at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (California SW/SW Oregon)
DESIGN REVIEW X 2: As previewed here Wednesday, two projects will go before the Southwest Design Review Board tonight, both with opportunities for public comment: A 15-apartment North Admiral building, 1606 California SW, at 6:30 pm; a 54-apartment mixed-use Junction building, 4532 42nd SW, at 8 pm. Both reviews are upstairs at the Sisson Building/Senior Center. (California SW/SW Oregon)
NORTHWEST HOPE AND HEALING FASHION SHOW: “Style ’16” is sold out so this is just a reminder that if you DO have tickets, tonight’s the night at Showbox SODO – raising money for West Seattleite-led and -founded Northwest Hope and Healing, which helps breast-cancer patients.
‘HOW WE SAVE WHALES FROM SPACE’: The Whale Trail presents researcher Bruce Mate, 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy; doors open at 6:15. Full details in our calendar listing. $10 ($5 for kids under 12) – advance tickets available here. (9131 California SW)
OPEN MICROPHONE – UNPLUGGED! The monthly acoustic open-microphone event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is tonight, 7 pm. More info in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)
And one note about what’s NOT happening:
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL CANCELED: No April meeting for the Alki Community Council, which otherwise would meet tonight (third Thursday).
Sunset-watching, community-group participation, and more – here’s what’s up in the hours ahead, trom the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
NETWORKING AT LUNCHTIME: Bring your lunch and ponder telecommuting/coworking/networking while getting ready to be Viaductless for two weeks. Or, drop in even if you’re a regular on-the-peninsula worker/entrepreneur. Noon-1:15 pm at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) – more here. (6040 California SW)
FAMILY FUN AT ROXHILL: 6 pm tonight, it’s Family Health and Fitness Night at Roxhill Elementary:
There will be food, prizes, Zumba, community organizations, fitness activities, and giveaways! It will be a fun night for the whole family.
(30th SW/SW Roxbury)
COED ULTIMATE FRISBEE: 6 pm pickup game every Wednesday night at Fairmount Park Playfield, all welcome. (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this month featuring “Poetry in Music and Music in Poetry” with Jenifer Browne Lawrence and Lana McMullen; “Favorite Poem” by Victoria Melton, Seattle Public Schools music teacher. More info in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm monthly meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The agenda:
7:05 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
7:15 p.m. DNDC Updates & Announcements
· CNC Report
· Update on NSF Project
· West Seattle Grand Parade
· Other announcements
7:30 p.m. Northwest Seaport Alliance Terminal 5 EIS
7:40 p.m. Neighborhoods SLI (Statement of Legislative Intent)
8:00 p.m. Southwest Youth & Family Services
8:15 p.m. Councilmember Lisa Herbold
8:50 p.m. Other DNDC Business
· Next month Neighborhood Street Fund Project Reviews and Ranking
(4408 Delridge Way SW)
MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm quarterly meeting at The Kenney. Agenda:
7:00 Introductions and Morgan Minute Updates
· April 28, 2016: Morgan Junction Business Mixer at Zeeks Pizza
· Morgan Junction Sidewalk Improvements
· Morgan Junction Park Expansion status
· Murray CSO Update
7:05 Introducing Morgan Junction HALA Focus Group members
7:15 Old Business
· Lowman Beach shoreline retaining wall (David Graves)
· Morgan 2015 NPSF award status
· June 18, 2016 Morgan Junction Community Festival
o – – Music and Entertainment Lineup – –
8:00 New Business
· SW District Council updates
· 2016 Morgan NSF prioritization
· Seattle Summer Parkways
(7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)
34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS: 7 pm at American Legion Post 160. Guest speaker tonight: Michael Waite, running for State Treasurer. (3618 SW Alaska)
TONIGHT’S SUNSET: 8:07 pm is the official time (you can always find it on the WSB West Seattle Weather page)
LOTS OF NIGHTLIFE! See the listings on our complete calendar!
Biggest event of the day, the continued very-warm weather, likely back into the 80s. Our showcase image above is from Christopher Boffoli, who explains: “Just thought I’d share an image I grabbed yesterday from Richey Viewpoint (beach) that demonstrates a ‘superior’ (or cold water) mirage resulting from warm air over the cold water of the Sound which creates a strange lens effect – in this case – on the tree line in the distance behind the Fauntleroy ferry. Cliff Mass mentioned this effect too in an image he posted on his weather blog yesterday.” Now, on with calendar highlights:
POOL SCHEDULE: As featured in our story last night looking ahead to summer swim season, city-run Southwest Pool is open to the public year-round, so if the expected high in the 80s has you looking to cool off in the water, see the schedule for today/tonight here. (2801 SW Thistle)
EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 pm at High Point Library; this month’s title is “Bucking the Sun” by Ivan Doig.
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: If you have neighborhood crime/safety concerns, this is the monthly chance to take them directly to local police. Local crime trends and concerns comprise the first part of the 7 pm meeting at the Southwest Precinct; then there’s a spotlight topic, which is scheduled to be “parking enforcement” this time around. All welcome. (Delridge/Webster)
TRIVIA FUNDRAISER: 7:30 pm, fundraising trivia at the Senior Center of West Seattle, hosted by Phillip Tavel from the longrunning Wednesday night trivia at Talarico’s. Make your reservation ahead of time and get a discount – info is in our calendar listing. (California SW/SW Oregon)
LOTS MORE for today/tonight, on our complete calendar!
Good morning! Calendar highlights for this almost-summery Monday:
TEENY TUNES: New music classes for infants/parents and toddlers/parents start this morning, 10:30 and 11:30 respectively, at Delridge Community Center – see our calendar page for both listings. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP: 2 pm at Southwest Library, all welcome. “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan is this month’s book. (35th SW/SW Henderson)
HIGHLAND PARK PLAYGROUND & HP ELEMENTARY PTA: 2 meetings in one at the school tonight, of interest to the entire HP community: “Not only is this the first day back to school after Spring Break, but it is also the monthly PTA Meeting. Come out to hear about upcoming events, including the city’s plans for Highland Park Playfield, HPE’s annual Earth Day Clean up, updates on the HPE playground project, and more! City Park presentation at 5:30 followed by PTA meeting at 6:00. Snacks will be provided. Both Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be available. All are welcome!” (1012 SW Trenton)
DENNY PTSA: 7 pm tonight in the Denny International Middle School library, all are welcome at the PTSA meeting, with topics including looking ahead to summer learning opportunities, and volunteering for the school’s first-ever walk-a-thon. (2601 SW Kenyon)
SPRING COCKTAIL CLASS: 7 pm tonight at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) – call ASAP to see if there’s a spot! (1936 Harbor SW)
PUB QUIZ: Play tonight at Shadowland in The Junction, 8 pm. (California SW/SW Oregon)
Today is much quieter than Saturday – but the calendar isn’t entirely empty:
PEONY AND BAMBOO FESTIVAL, DAY 2: 10 am-4 pm, the second of two days for this celebration at the Seattle Chinese Garden on the north side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus on Puget Ridge. See the schedule here, including demonstrations, Q&A, food, other vendors, more. (6000 16th SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction – with today’s features including a noon cooking demonstration, and new vendors – details here. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
6TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION @ WEST SEATTLE RUNNER, DAY 3: Final day of the celebration/sale at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), continuing during store hours 11 am-5 pm – details here. (2743 California SW)
MEET THE GREYHOUNDS: 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District, Greyhound Pets Inc. invites you to a meet-and-greet. (2611 California SW)
SOUTHWEST STORIES: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s monthly series continues with a look at “West Seattle Heritage in Jazz,” featuring vibraphonist Tom Collier, who recorded this music-enhanced video invitation:
2 pm at Delridge Library, Collier will talk AND play. SPL, by the way, co-sponsors the series. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
OPERA PREVIEW LECTURE: 2 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, “an entertaining preview lecture on Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Wagner’s stirring fable which recounts the stormy romance between a supernatural sea captain and a young woman obsessed with his legend.” (2306 42nd SW)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … next week, next month, beyond, via our complete calendar.
(West Seattle tulips: From the WSB Flickr group, by Flickr member Yel0Rose)
Spectacular Saturday ahead … weather-wise as well as in terms of your many, many options, including these:
RECORD STORE DAY @ EASY STREET: Biggest day of the year at Easy Street Records in The Junction, and it starts at 7 am. In the very-early-morning hours, the store posted this Instagram video showing prospective shoppers how things are laid out inside. See our preview for details, including events this afternoon and evening. (California SW/SW Alaska)
6TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION @ WEST SEATTLE RUNNER: The 8 am group run with Pearl Izumi starts the second day of the celebration at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), continuing during store hours 10 am-6 pm – details here. (2743 California SW)
BOY SCOUT TROOP 484’S MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: 8 am-4 pm at Admiral Congregational Church:
Bake sale too! More info here. (California SW/SW Hill)
RIDE FOR MAJOR TAYLOR: It’s not a race, it’s a ride, so departures from the starting line at Chief Sealth International High School start at 9 am – that’s also when you can register to participate, if you haven’t already. See our preview for more info. (2600 SW Thistle)
SEASON STARTS FOR TAI CHI ON THE BEACH: 9 am, first 2016 session of Tai Chi on the Beach with Lao-Shi Caylen Storm, free. Details in our calendar listing. (Near the Bathhouse, 60th SW/Alki SW)
DUWAMISH ALIVE! KICKOFF & RESTORATION/CLEANUP EVENTS: The spring edition of Duwamish Alive! gets going with a 9:30 am kickoff event at Greg Davis Park in North Delridge (2600 SW Brandon), and continues with volunteer restoration/cleanup events 10 am-2 pm at multiple locations from West Seattle to Georgetown to South Park to Tukwila. Pigeon Point Park was said to be most in need of additional volunteers – so if you’re not signed up somewhere yet, just go there at 10! Full event details and addresses are on the official website.
KAREN KONZUK COLLECTION LAUNCH @ CLICK! 10 am-5 pm at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, jewelry-maker Karen Konzuk‘s new Stellar collection launches. Find out more on the Click! website. (4540 California SW)
MIOPOSTO BRUNCH: Second weekend for brunch starting at 10 am at Mioposto in Admiral (WSB sponsor) – you might need fuel to keep going with this schedule of events. (2139 California SW)
CLOSING DAY FOR JF HENRY: 10 am-6 pm, it’s the last day of the retirement sale at JF Henry Cooking and Dining, whose owners say they’re closing after today. (4445 California SW)
PEONY AND BAMBOO FESTIVAL: 10 am-4 pm, the first of two days for this springtime celebration at the Seattle Chinese Garden just north of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus on Puget Ridge. See the schedule here, including 11:15 am lion dance, followed by Bubbleman. (6000 16th SW)
DELRIDGE STEWARDSHIP/WETLANDS GROUNDBREAKING: 11 am, with students and community leaders joining in the celebration, explained here. (23rd SW/SW Findlay)
WSHS BASEBALL @ THE SAFE: 12:30 pm, the West Seattle High School baseball team plays in the annual High School Baseball Classic at Safeco Field, facing Olympic HS (from Bremerton). Admission is free; Safeco garage parking is only $5. Go cheer for the Wildcats. (1250 1st Ave. S.)
TEA PARTY @ THE LONGHOUSE: The annual Duwamish Princess Angeline Native Tea Party is hosted by Princess Angeline’s great-great-grand-niece, Duwamish Tribe chair Cecile Hansen. Native and English Teas and more, $10 suggested donation, 1-3 pm; details here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
NANCY PEARL @ FULL TILT: The Northwest’s legendary librarian, Nancy Pearl, is a guest scooper at Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center at 2 pm, celebrating the first in a series of new flavors honoring local icons. Part of the proceeds will go to the White Center Library Guild. (9629 16th SW)
HUSKIES VS. DUCKS AT ALKI: 2:30 pm-~5:45 pm on two courts at Alki Beach, the University of Washington beach-volleyball team plays its first-ever home game, hosting regional rivals, the University of Oregon. Admission free; more info in our preview. (57th SW/SW Alki)
ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: Relax with live music – a mix of covers and originals – at the end of a busy day. Roo Forrest and Friends are performing at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT … there’s even more for today/tonight on our calendar (and for tomorrow, next week, beyond!).
If you haven’t already checked our calendar – here are highlights of what’s yet to come this afternoon/evening in West Seattle:
WEST SEATTLE RUNNER’S ANNIVERSARY SALE: Today through Sunday, West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) celebrates its 6th anniversary, and you get the gifts, including sale prices and refreshments. Details here, including tomorrow morning’s group run. Open until 7 pm tonight. (2743 California SW)
BASEBALL: 3:30 pm, West Seattle High School hosts Roosevelt HS at Hiawatha. (2700 California SW)
WINE TASTING AT VISCON CELLARS: 5-9 pm, the tasting room for West Seattle winery Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is open! (5910 California SW)
FAMILY BOOT CAMP AT THE Y: 6:30-8 pm – details here. Members free, community participants $5. Bouncing, jumping, lots more lively ways to have fun and be fit. (4515 36th SW)
4 STOPS FOR LIVE MUSIC: Dave Holo Trio at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-8 pm (1936 Harbor SW); C & P Coffee; the rhythm-section members of Polyrhythmics join Lucky Brown tonight at Parliament Tavern, 9:30 pm (4210 SW Admiral Way).
Biggest event on tonight’s schedule – the April edition of the West Seattle Art Walk! Here’s the map/venue list – note that this list stretches from Arbor Heights to Admiral to Puget Ridge and beyond:
6-9 pm, you’ll find art at those 15 locations, and at most of them, you’ll also get to meet the artist(s). See the official Art Walk site at wsartwalk.com for highlights.
Also from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
EDUCATION CONVERSATION: As previewed here last night, 5-7 pm, you’re invited to Neighborhood House’s High Point Center to talk about hopes, dreams, and concerns related to local schools, the only West Seattle event scheduled as a prelude to the Mayor’s Education Summit later this month. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
FREE TAX PREP: Time’s running out to get your taxes done, and if you need help, you have a few more chances for the free assistance offered by the United Way of King County, including 5-9 pm tonight at the West Seattle Food Bank – details here. (35th SW/SW Morgan)
SECOND THURSDAY OUT! 6 pm, meet at the Senior Center of West Seattle: “Social time followed by dining out at Lee’s Asian Restaurant. All GLBTQ and their neighbors and friends are welcome. No membership required. Come and meet your neighbors and build community.” (California SW/SW Oregon)
LIVE MUSIC: Guitarist Travis Hartnett plays the Admiral Bird tonight, 6-8 pm. (California SW/SW Admiral Way)
MORE FOR TODAY, TONIGHT, BEYOND … on our complete calendar.
Some of what’s up for your Wednesday:
WEST SEATTLE TRIO @ WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE FAIR: As mentioned here last night, the award-winning underwater-robotics team AMNO & CO. is part of today’s White House Science Fair, and the live stream starts on the White House website at 10 am our time – it’ll be here.
LIBRARY STORY TIMES: Spring break is a great time to check these out if you haven’t gone before and have the chance to do it today/tonight. Three today – Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW); Baby Story Time, 11-11:30 am at High Point Library (35th SW/SW Graham); Somali Story Time, 5-5:30 pm, also at High Point Library.
LOCAL BIZ MEETUP: Noon-1:15 pm at West Seattle’s only coworking center, Office Junction (WSB sponsor) – local businesspeople are invited to come network – take a break, get a change of pace and place! (6040 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE/WHITE CENTER VIETNAMESE TEA TIME & CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 1-3 pm, new addition to the calendar, at Greenbridge Community Center:
Please come to meet with friends, exchange information, storytelling, entertainment, singing, and planning for future meetings. We can help with language support (translation/interpreter) or settle the bills such as electricity, water , cable TV, internet. Hosted by Tram Chung, a family support worker serving Vietnamese elders and caregivers in West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and South King County.
(9800 8th SW)
COED ULTIMATE FRISBEE: New 6 pm drop-in game with the folks who bring you West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee. 6 pm at Fairmount Park playfield – rain cancels. (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
BOSTON SENDOFF & WEEKLY GROUP RUN: Going to Boston for the Marathon? Join the weekly group run at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) tonight at 6:15 pm, followed by a celebratory sendoff – details here. (2743 California SW)
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Our area’s largest political organization meets at 7 pm tonight at The Hall at Fauntleroy. The agenda (see it here) includes this weekend’s Legislative District Caucus and candidate forums for three statewide positions. (9131 California SW)
MORE! See for yourself on our complete WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.
Two neighborhood councils meet tonight, and that’s part of what’s on the highlight list:
LOW TIDE: Low enough for a beach walk if you’re able to take a break, -0.8 feet at 3:39 pm, which is a little higher than when we took the photo above at Alki on Monday afternoon.
MATH BUDDIES: Teen volunteers are at West Seattle (Admiral) Library 4-5 pm to play math-related games and activities with K-5 students, Just drop in! (2306 42nd SW)
DREAM DINNERS’ OPEN-HOUSE DEAL: If you’re new to Dream Dinners-West Seattle (WSB sponsor), you have two chances tonight to make three family dinners for half-price ($24.99 total). Sign up here for 5:45 pm or here for 7 pm – both have a few spots open as of this writing. DD-WS is on the east side of outer Jefferson Square. (4701 41st SW, Suite 110)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm at Delridge Library, bring the kids and enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes with the children’s librarian. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (in Room 6B this month). The FCA agenda includes an update on the Lowman Beach pump-station project, vanpool parking, and the future of the publicly owned house by Cove Park. (9131 California SW)
NIGHTLIFE AND MORE … to see what else is up, please check our complete calendar!
Belated edition of today’s calendar highlights – four possibilities for your Monday evening:
NEW MEETUP HOURS @ COMMUNITY ORCHARD: 5-7 pm Mondays is the new meetup/work party time at the Community Orchard of West Seattle on the north side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus – details here. (6000 16th SW)
TINKERLAB DROP-IN: Week 1 was a hit – don’t miss week 2 at Delridge Library! 6 pm, something STEM-based and fun for everyone, all ages, free! Details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 6:30 pm, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Agenda includes something many local community councils have been doing – brainstorming what to apply for in the Neighborhood Street Fund, a once-every-three-years city grant program whose deadline for this cycle is days away. Live or work in ND? (Or, even if you don’t – everybody’s welcome.) Be there! (4408 Delridge Way SW)
The West Seattle Water Taxi is celebrating its spring/summer schedule, and that kicks off our Sunday list of what’s up:
WATER TAXI CELEBRATION: 8:30 am-8 pm, free rides on the West Seattle Water Taxi all day, with refreshments at Seacrest Pier 10:30 am-noon, which is also when you’ll find King County Council chair Joe McDermott and KCDOT Marine Division head Paul Brodeur to greet passengers and talk about the service. (1660 Harbor SW)
FIRST WEEKEND FOR BRUNCH AT MIOPOSTO: Day 2 of the first weekend of brunch at Mioposto (WSB sponsor) in Admiral. (2139 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, including the annual return of Langley Fine Gardens from Vashon, with plants!
Also, look for the TAF Academy Speech Team with special performances. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
MEDITATION AND PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE: 11:30 am at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor), all welcome: “Western Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Khedrub will come to West Seattle to give a teaching on Buddhist meditation and lead prayers dedicated to world peace.” All welcome; $10 suggested donation. (5639 California SW)
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM CLOSED TODAY … for a volunteer-appreciation celebration. Next week it’s back to the regular Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 pm, schedule.
CLASSICAL STRING QUARTET: 3 pm, live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), celebrating 20 years of playing together. (5612 California SW)
MUSIC NORTHWEST PRESENTS PIANO BRILLIANCE: 3 pm at Olympic Recital Hall at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), “piano music of the 21st century by African, American, and Russian composers—a one-of-a-kind concert, heard nowhere else on the planet.” More info in our listing. (6000 16th SW)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … by browsing our calendar for the days/weeks/months ahead!
(Seacrest photo shared by alextutu1821 in the WSB Flickr group)
Good morning! Since it’s the start of spring break for Seattle Public Schools, with many families out of town, the calendar for this weekend is a little quieter than usual. Still some fun things to check out:
STREET SCRAMBLE: “Urban adventure,” with registration starting at 8:30 am in the Alki Bathhouse vicinity if you’re not already signed up. Details here. (60th SW/SW Alki)
MIOPOSTO LAUNCHES BRUNCH IN ADMIRAL: 10 am, it’s the first day of the new weekend brunch at Mioposto (WSB sponsor) in Admiral. (2139 California SW)
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: This quiet spring-break Saturday might be the perfect time to visit the home of West Seattle’s history, open noon-4 pm today but closed tomorrow, you should note, just this weekend. (61st SW/SW Stevens)
BUY M’S TICKETS FROM WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS: 1-5 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor). From Caryn Johnson:
West Seattle players will be at Morgan Junction Thriftway from 1-5 selling Mariners tickets to the June 28th game against the Pirates. This is a team fundraiser as well as gives them a chance to play at Safeco Field next spring in the High School Baseball Classic. Donations are welcome and all tickets purchased and donated back to the team will be given to the local community centers. Come out and help support the team.
They’ve been having a great season, as Caryn’s been reporting, though Friday’s game ended with a 10-3 loss to Garfield. (California/Morgan)
USED BIKE SALE, & BIKE RIDE: 1-6 pm, Alki’s Guy Olson has organized “Alki’s first used bicycle sale!! Bring at least a bicycle or bicycle parts to sell, and bring a bicycle to ride. I’ll be blocking off the parking area in front of El Chupacabra on Alki beach, for the biggest bicycle sale and swap Alki Beach has ever seen! If you don’t have a bike, this will be your chance to buy yourself something.” Then at 6 pm, Guy invites all riders to join the Alki Beach Creeps for their monthly ride. (2620 Alki SW)
CYGNE: Live music – original fingerstyle blues and folk – at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. (5612 California SW)
AFROCOP WITH BILL HORIST: Live music at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. No cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THERE’S MORE … to see, on our complete calendar.
Another warmer-than-normal spring day – and it’s Friday, with Seattle Public Schools‘ spring break starting as soon as the day’s final bell rings. So you know it’s going to be busy at the beach. As for everywhere else, here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: Until 4 pm, a mobile blood drive is under way at the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction. Closed noon-1 pm for a break; otherwise, walkups welcome; more info here. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)
WINE RELEASE AT VISCON CELLARS: Two new wines are being released at West Seattle winery Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) today and tomorrow, “a new Cabernet Sauvignon and new Cabernet Franc, both from 2012,” says proprietor Ben Viscon, who shares the photo:
The tasting room is open from 5-9 pm tonight, 2-7 pm Saturday. (5910 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE’S ROCKFORD PEACHES: You saw them here earlier this week – tonight it’s their only Bar-S game of the season, per Coach Sean. Go cheer the WSLL’s first all-girl coach-pitch team! Playing the Thunderbirds, 5 pm. (64th SW/SW Admiral Way)
LAST NIGHT FOR ‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’: Haven’t seen the West Seattle High School musical comedy yet? Last chance!
7:30 pm at the WSHS Theater – more info here. (3000 California SW)
MORE LIVE MUSIC: Stoned Evergreen Travelers, Skull of Old Saul, Me Infecto at Parliament Tavern in Admiral, 9 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Busy day/night ahead in West Seattle, and here are some of the reasons why:
CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE TALKS TREE-CUTTING: As first reported here Tuesday, the City Council’s Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries, & Waterfront Committee will talk this morning about the West Seattle illegal tree-cutting case during a discussion of “tree stewardship.” The meeting is at City Hall at 9:30 am and includes a public-comment period; it’ll be live on the Seattle Channel, cable 21 and seattlechannel.org. (500 4th Ave.)
OUR OCEAN & YOU: From Stacia Bell at Madison Middle School‘s library:
In preparation for Earth Day on April 22nd, underwater photographer and environmental speaker Annie Crawley will be visiting Madison Middle School on Thursday, April 7th to share some amazing underwater images with students and talk with them about the environmental challenges our planet faces from the impact of climate change and marine debris.
Through her stories and photographs, she hopes to teach students about the interdependence we have with the ocean and empower them to take action in protecting it. Grade-level assemblies will occur during 1st, 2nd and 4th period in the cafeteria and parents/guardians are welcome to join us. Contact Ms. Bell in the library if you have any questions.
(45th SW/SW Spokane)
TINKERLAB AT HIGH POINT LIBRARY: Earlier this week, we’re told, Tinkerlab‘s debut at Delridge Library was a hit.
4-6 pm today, you’ll find the all-ages STEM-activity program at High Point Library. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
DESIGN REVIEW FOR 6058 35TH SW: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center, the Southwest Design Review Board takes another look at this two-building mixed-use project – details and the newest design packet are here. (California SW/SW Oregon)
LIVE/WORK IN/NEAR WHITE CENTER? 7 pm, the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meets at NH Fire District HQ. As previewed on our partner site White Center Now, the agenda includes education equity and septic systems. (1243 SW 112th)
‘ADDAMS FAMILY’ AT WSHS: 7:30 pm, your second-to-last chance to cheer the student performers and musicians putting on this musical version of “The Addams Family,” at the West Seattle High School Theater. Ticket info here. (3000 California SW)
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