West Seattle, Washington
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:
BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library, for little ones up to 12 months old and their parents/caregivers. (3411 SW Raymond)
LUNCH AND LEARN: The Equity in Education Coalition presents another “Lunch and Learn” event at Bethaday Community Learning Space in White Center: “Often equity, anti-racism, and equality get ‘buzzworded’ – they are superficially used by powerful people, organizations, and institutions to indicate some small measure of ‘hey, I swear we’re not racist.’ Not only is this confusing for everyone, but this misuse actually undermines the work and scholarship of racial-justice movements. We wanted to take a moment to break down what these concepts mean and illuminate their actual applications with community leaders and equity advocates.” Starts at noon. (605 SW 108th)
LIGHT RAIL STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY GROUP: 5-8 pm at Sound Transit‘s board room on the south end of downtown, the SAG is into the second “level” of reviewing potential routes/station locations for the West Seattle and Ballard light-rail extensions. Public welcome, but note that there’s no comment period. Here’s the agenda. (401 S. Jackson)
JUNCTION TRUE VALUE LADIES’ NIGHT: 6-8 pm – details in our calendar listing. (4747 44th SW)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club – no guest this time, but if you live/work in east West Seattle, you are invited to come talk and learn about your community! Here’s the agenda. (1116 SW Holden)
(Anna’s Hummingbird sipping from ‘Hot Lips’ Salvia, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via WSB Flickr group)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COLMAN POOL: Second day of the 7-day-a-week schedule for outdoor, saltwater Colman Pool in Lincoln Park, noon-7 pm. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
WEEKLY FARMSTAND: Fresh produce, 3-7 pm at the Delridge Grocery Coop‘s summer farmstand. (5441 Delridge Way SW)
SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE GRADUATION: This year’s SSC graduation is part of the Seattle Colleges combined ceremony at Safeco Field, 4 pm:
Seattle Colleges students from across the district will join for a combined commencement ceremony at Safeco Field. The combined ceremony brings together graduates from all three campuses — South Seattle College, Seattle Central College and North Seattle College. The larger venue allows more family and friends to attend, offers convenient parking and public transportation options, and provides technology and space to support graduates, faculty/staff and guests who have audio, visual, and mobility needs. A Promising Future is this year’s commencement theme, recognizing the promise of our graduates and the work of faculty and staff toward their success. Students, their families and friends, Seattle College employees, and community members are all encouraged to attend.
(1250 1st Ave. S.)
SOUTHWEST SEATTLE YOUTH ALLIANCE CELEBRATION: The alliance invites you to its Celebration of Youth Successes, 5:30-7:30 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center: “Free food, mural exhibit, student-led social-justice projects.” (2801 SW Thistle)
EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 pm at High Point Library, come talk about this month’s book, “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. (3411 SW Raymond)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct. Bring your questions and neighborhood concerns to local police. Spotlight guest will bring the latest information on regional drug trends. (2300 SW Webster)
UNPLUGGED! 5-7 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) welcomes acoustic musicians to join in. (5612 California SW)
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(Pigeon Guillemot, photographed in Fauntleroy by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
ALKI COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSURE: Just a reminder, this weeklong closure starts today. (5817 SW Stevens)
DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER: Summer parade season wouldn’t be the same without the All-City Band, directed by Denny International Middle School assistant principal Dr. Marcus Pimpleton. Today/tonight you can support the band by dining at West Seattle MOD Pizza and showing the flyer that’s linked in our calendar listing, 10:30 am-10 pm. (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW)
COLMAN POOL GOES 7 DAYS A WEEK: The short but glorious 7-day-a-week schedule for outdoor, saltwater Colman Pool in Lincoln Park starts today, noon-7 pm. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP: Planning to, or thinking about, attending South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)? You’re invited to a 2-3:30 pm admissions workshop on campus – details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
DUWAMISH RIVER AUTOMATA: 4-7 pm at Delridge Library:
Be inspired by the past and present stories of people who care for this amazing river by making fun and playful cardboard mechanical toys. Makers will be able to understand simple mechanisms by building cardboard automata, exploring levers, cams, and other mechanisms, as a means to make their mechanical toy work. Presented by Makers of South Seattle. For families with kids ages 8 and up.
(5423 Delridge Way SW)
FREE FAMILY CARNIVAL: The fifth- and sixth-graders of White Center Heights Elementary invite you to come enjoy the school carnival they’ve planned, with a variety of fun STEAM activities! All welcome, 4:30-6:30 pm – more info in our calendar listing. (10015 6th SW)
MADISON CONCERT: 7 pm end-of-year concert by Madison Middle School‘s band, in the school commons. (3429 45th SW)
(Photo by Paul Nicholson. “Bessie on a Barge” is a Washington Dairy Farmers promotion making the seagoing rounds)
Happy Father’s Day! Here are today’s highlights, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
EARLY WORLD CUP VIEWING: Want to watch the Mexico/Germany World Cup match this morning with fellow fans? Prost! (3207 California SW) is opening at 7:30 am, The Westy (7908 35th SW) is opening at 8 am, and West Seattle Brewing (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW) is open too. Anybody else? Text us so we can add – 206-293-6302.
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, see what’s fresh this week! And come say hi to opening-soon Verity Credit Union (WSB sponsor), which will have a booth this week. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
WESTWOOD VILLAGE STREET FAIR: 11 am-5 pm, vendors, kids’ activities, and more at the shopping center’s annual free family festival. (2600 SW Barton)
LOW-LOW TIDE, WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: One more day of low-low tide, -2.6 feet this time at 2:20 pm, with Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists out noon-3:30 pm at Constellation Park (63rd SW and Beach Drive SW) and Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW).
ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Should be a beautiful afternoon to tour the historic lighthouse on Alki Point. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary hosts free tours 1-4 pm (don’t arrive later than 3:45 pm). (3201 Alki SW)
JAMTIME: Bluegrass and old-time music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-3 pm. (5612 California SW)
SQUARE DANCE AND POTLUCK: 5 pm at South Park Hall, all ages, all dances taught, $5. (1253 S. Cloverdale)
PREVIEW THE WEEK … with a look at our complete calendar.
Another Saturday full of possibilities! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here are some of them:
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The West Seattle Lions Club‘s benefit breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes and more is ready for you to drop in 8-11 am at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. $8 donation. (4217 SW Oregon)
HELP FINISH THE ROXHILL ELEMENTARY/EC HUGHES PLAYGROUND: It’s wood-chip-moving day! Friends of Roxhill appreciates volunteer help – 9 to 11 am or 11 am to 1 pm, as explained here. If you haven’t already signed up, just show up – the playground’s on the north side of the campus. (7700 34th SW)
MORGAN JUNCTION COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: 10 am-4 pm at Morgan Junction Park, presented by the Morgan Community Association, with highlights including the Bubbleman, live music, Bark of Morgan dog parade, Spatter of Morgan painting activity, Desmond Hansen painting a mural, and lots more. The entertainment and activities schedules, plus food menus, are here; the vendor/community group (etc.) booth list is here. (6311 California SW)
LOW-LOW TIDE: This month’s final -3-feet-or-lower low tide is -3.4 at 1:30 pm, and you will find Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Constellation Park (63rd SW/Beach Drive SW) 11 am-3 pm.
COLMAN POOL: This is the last “pre-season weekend” for the outdoor salt-water pool on the shore at Lincoln Park, with swim sessions noon-7 pm. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
NURTURING THE ENVIRONMENT & FOOD ACCESS: This is part of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s “Let’s Talk Race” series, 1-6 pm at Camp Long. Food and child care provided. More info here. (5200 35th SW)
‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL’: 3 pm matinee at ArtsWest – “a stirring portrait of jazz legend Billie Holiday as she performs one of her last solo concerts, four months before her death. Ticket info and more here. (4711 California SW)
SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNSET WATCH, EARLY: Change-of-seasons skywatching with Alice Enevoldsen is a few days before the summer solstice because of her schedule this time around, but it should be a beautiful evening and she hopes to see you 8:30-9:30 pm at West Seattle’s Solstice Park. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
SO LONG, SOUTH SOUND TUG & BARGE: The resistance-songs trio’s final gig is tonight, 9 pm-midnight, at Parliament Tavern.
No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
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From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, where you’ll find even more options for the rest of your Friday:
LOW-LOW TIDE: It doesn’t often get much lower than this. -3.7 feet at 12:42 pm. Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists are out at Constellation Park (63rd/Beach Drive) and Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) through 2 pm.
CITY COUNCILMEMBER’S DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS: If you have something to bring up with City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, you’ll find her at South Park Community Center, 2-7 pm today, for this month’s round of “district office hours.” (8319 8th Ave. S.)
YOUTH ARTS SHOWCASE: Totem Star invites you to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 6-8 pm:
We are proud to announce that we’ll be celebrating the release of the Respect The Vibez Mixtape, a collaboration between Totem Star and Youth Speaks Seattle, featuring over twenty original songs and poems recorded in the Totem Star studio from January 2017 through May 2018. Youth Speaks Seattle will also be releasing their Chapbook at the event! Join us for an evening of amazing youth performances and the opportunity to get your physical copy of the new mixtape and chapbook!
(4408 Delridge Way SW)
SETH FREEMAN: Guitar master performing live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
REALLY LOW LOW TIDE: Out VERY far today – to -3.5 feet at 11:55 am. Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out again at Constellation Park (63rd SW/Beach Drive SW) and Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) – today, until 1 pm.
AIRPORT PLAN MEETING: If you’re interested in air traffic over our area – Sea-Tac’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan open house/presentation meeting tonight should interest you. The Port of Seattle, which operates the airport, says, “This meeting is highly recommended for anyone living near the airport, especially those concerned with growth, and the subsequent increased noise and pollution.” Child care and interpretation available. It’s happening 4:30-7 pm at the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Georgetown Campus, Room C122. (6737 Corson Ave. S.)
WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: Starting at 5 pm, it’s the West Seattle Art Walk‘s June edition! Here’s this quarter’s walking map/venue list:
Here’s the list of spotlighted artists and venues for this month. WSB sponsors participating include Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW), featuring a group show with watercolor artists, and Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW), where it’s your last chance to see the spring show by Jessie Summa Russo.
CHIEF SEALTH 10TH GRADERS’ SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL: As previewed here on Wednesday, 10th graders at Chief Sealth International High School are presenting their first-ever short-film festival, and you’re invited! Three screenings tonight, with different films (and panel discussions) at each one, 5, 6:30, 8 pm in the Sealth Auditorium. (2600 SW Thistle)
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: Eric Wagner talks about his book “Penguins in the Desert,” centered on his time studying the largest penguin colony outside of Antarctica. 6 pm at Southwest Library, co-presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. (9010 35th SW)
WSHS CONCERT: Second of this week’s two concerts by award-winning student musicians, 7 pm at West Seattle High School: Classical Favorites featuring the WSHS Concert Band and Orchestra. (3000 California SW)
THERE’S MORE! See our complete calendar.
Ahead for the rest of your Wednesday:
LOW-LOW TIDE, WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are at Constellation Park (Beach Drive SW/63rd SW) and Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) until 12:30 pm today to answer your questions during the low-low tide, which bottoms out at 11:11 am, -3.0 feet.
COWORKING GRAND-OPENING PARTY: The Inc.‘s new coworking space at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church is hosting a family-friendly grand-opening party until 12:30 pm – bring the kid(s)! Details in our calendar listing. (3050 California SW)
PLAYGROUND MEETING: Drop by Seattle Parks’ EC Hughes Playground for a look at the “preferred design” for its renovation project (not related to the EC Hughes school-playground project). 1-3 pm. (2805 SW Holden)
SMASH BATTLE ROYALE TOURNAMENT: 3:30-5:30 pm at Southwest Library, for ages 12-18: “Teens gather in an all-out Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament. Only the strong will survive and claim glorious victory! Are you the strongest?” Pizza too! Plus info about summer programs. (9010 35th SW)
LADIES’ NIGHT FOR RUNNERS: 6:15 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):
We will be hosting a Ladies Night after our group run at West Seattle Runner tonight. Kick off the night with a group run at 6:15 pm (or join us after around 7pm for after run festivities). We will have Christa, a Brooks representative, onsite doing bra fittings so you can demo bras to find the perfect fit, finally!! For the run, you will be able to demo a bra and try it on for size and motion control!!! After the run, we will have shopping, bubbly, and jewelry! There will be a photo booth! We will also do a raffle drawing with something from Park Lane, Brooks, and Rodan and Fields. Come check out the full jewelry collection being brought to the NW – Park Lane! The jewelry is gorgeous and there are amazing customer specials along with a sale you won’t want to miss!
(2743 California SW)
POEMS AND STORIES: Pamela Carter, Samanthe Sheffer, and Stacey Panek Danner are the featured readers at Poetrybridge‘s monthly event tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Tonight’s 7 pm meeting at The Hall at Fauntleroy is scheduled to include endorsements for the August primary.
TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Live at Whisky West (WSB sponsor)! 7 pm, no cover, 21+. (6451 California SW)
LOTS MORE! See it all on our complete-calendar page.
Eight things you should know about the rest of your Tuesday:
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) students finish their year with a half-day. (10015 28th SW)
DELRIDGE GROCERY FARMSTAND: The Delridge Grocery Coop brings back its weekly farmstand for summer, starting 3-7 pm today by the Shell station. (5441 Delridge Way SW)
ALKI NOISE ENFORCEMENT: As announced by City Councilmember Lisa Herbold in her update on efforts to crack down on excessive vehicle noise, especially on Alki, there’s a meeting at the Southwest Precinct tonight to hear about SPD’s plans. 6:30 pm. (2300 SW Webster)
SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP: Live/work in South Delridge? Join your neighbors at tonight’s South Delridge Community Group meeting, 7 pm at 2 Fingers Social. Kids welcome until 8 pm. (9211 Delridge Way SW)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Monthly business meeting, public always welcome – 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. We’ll add the agenda here when we get one. (9131 California SW)
SEE THE FUTURE! Check out our complete calendar here.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, as a new week begins:
LEARN TO ROW! The Duwamish Rowing Club has sessions this month, for both youth and adults, and the next one starts tonight – this one’s for youth:
DRC will be offering 3 three weeklong learn-to-row classes this June. Two sessions will be for adults and one session for youth, ages 10 to 18.
For Youth (ages 10 to 18):
· Monday, June 11th at 6-8 pm
· Wednesday, June 13th at 6-8 pm
· Sunday, June 17th at 9 am to 12 pm
No experience necessary; we teach everything you need to know. Adult classes are for 18 and up. $60 for three classes (7 hours of instruction) – scholarships available. Please contact email@example.com if the fee is a hardship. Cash or Check to ‘SPARC’, sorry no credit cards.
Tonight is dry-land training, at South Park Community Center. (8319 8th Ave. S.)
EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:45 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s title is “Men We Reaped” by Jesmyn Ward. All welcome! (2306 42nd SW)
SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL DISCUSSION: Sound Transit reps will be at the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council tonight to talk specifically about the future West Seattle light-rail line’s North Delridge/Pigeon Point prospects. All welcome. 7 pm, Pathfinder K-8. (1901 SW Genesee)
We start our Sunday list with today’s big traffic alert:
NORTHBOUND HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE: From the West Seattle Bridge to Green Lake, the NB 99 closure is scheduled to continue until ~2:45 pm for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. P.S. You can check the traffic cameras here.
Now, what’s happening on the peninsula:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, more fresh vegetables and fruit are appearing every week! Plus local meat, cheese, fish, bread, beverages, and much more, in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)
GREYHOUND MEET-AND-GREET: 11 am-1 pm, Greyhound Pets Inc. will be at Admiral Mud Bay, ready for you to meet “these gentle souls.” (2611 California SW)
WHALES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: In honor of Orca Month, Whale Scout has three naturalists out in West Seattle today, noon-2 pm, to talk with you about whales and help you look for them: Lowman Beach [map], Colman Pool [map] in Lincoln Park, and Constellation Park [map].
COLMAN POOL: The salt-water pool on the shore at Lincoln Park concludes another pre-season weekend with noon-7 pm swim sessions today. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Another round of free weekly tours of historic Alki Point Lighthouse with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1-4 pm. (3201 Alki SW)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar page!
(Band-tailed Pigeon, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
TRAFFIC ALERT REMINDER: Highway 99 lane closures today south of the stadiums – here are details.
But why leave the peninsula? Your options include:
PUGET PARK TRAIL HELP + BARBECUE: As previewed here, you can do a world of good on the Puget Park trails today if you can give some time between 9 am and noon. A barbecue will follow! (19th/Dawson)
LOW-COST LIFE JACKETS: Adult and kid sizes available. Take advantage of the opportunity to get a deal on these life-savers. 10 am-2 pm at Southwest Pool. (2801 SW Thistle)
BENEFIT BARBECUE LUNCH: Buy your lunch at the West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) barbecue tent, and proceeds benefit Pencil Me In For Kids. 11 am until ~3:45 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
BARTON STREET P-PATCH PARTY: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, stop by and tour the gardens, with the community pizza/bagel oven scheduled to be fired up too. (34th SW/SW Barton)
ROXHILL PARK COMMUNITY BARBECUE: Noon-2 pm, enjoy a free community barbecue with neighbors and offer your ideas, hopes, and dreams for the park’s future. Rain or shine! Near the play area. (29th/Barton)
NEW EXHIBIT AT LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: “Fired Up: Neighborhood Fire Stations on the Duwamish Peninsula” has its grand opening today, noon-2 pm at the museum. (61st SW/SW Stevens)
ACUPUNCTURE ANNIVERSARY: Noon-2 pm, join the 9th-anniversary celebration at Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle. (4545 44th SW)
COMMUNITY SALMON RELEASE: We’ve shown you students visiting Fauntleroy Creek for years to release salmon fry – now it’s your turn, as previewed here! 1-3 pm, enter Fauntleroy Park from the SW Barton side and walk in to the big bridge. (3951 SW Barton)
ALBUM SIDE SATURDAY: Inside the historic Highland Park Improvement Club building, 4-8 pm, all ages are invited to enjoy music, dinner, dessert, more fun. Bar’s open, too. (1116 SW Holden)
BOOK EVENT AT CAMP LONG: At 4 pm, Jeff Smoot talks about and signs his book “Schurman Rock: A History & Guide.” (5200 35th SW)
CHRISTY MCWILSON: She’s at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) tonight, 7 pm! (5612 California SW)
SO MUCH MORE! See it all on our complete calendar page.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘PEACE IN THE HOOD’ JOB FAIR FOR YOUNG ADULTS: 3-5 pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center:
The PITH Job Fair provides employment and mentorship opportunities to youth ages 16 – 24 and is presented in partnership by Southwest Youth and Family Services, Worksource, Educurious and the King County Parks and Recreation White Center Teen Program. 200+ youth, 30+ employers, and 10+ resource providers are expected to attend. Resume & employment application assistance will be provided in advance and on-site interview options are scheduled day of with select employers. SWYFS is once again providing their extremely popular youth PITH Basketball Tournament immediately following the Job Fair. More details are available here.
In the park’s Log Cabin. (1321 SW 102nd)
JILL AND LYLE: Alt-Country, Country and Americana music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
ART LOUNGE: Highland Park Improvement Club welcomes you to bring your art and work in a congenial 21+, bar-open atmosphere starting at 7 pm. No admission charge. Live (clothed) models for you to draw/paint starting around 8 pm. (1116 SW Holden)
FOUR BANDS … at The Skylark, 8 pm, $8 cover, 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
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(updated) Seven happenings you should know about for tonight:
ROXHILL BUILDING’S FUTURE: 6-7 pm at Roxhill Elementary, you’re invited to come find out more about what programs/services will be in the building after the elementary school moves north to renovated EC Hughes. We reported some toplines here earlier this week. P.S. We’ve confirmed this is a drop-in meeting – no presentation. (9430 30th SW)
LONGFELLOW CREEK PROJECT MEETING: A flood-reduction-and-trail project proposed in North Delridge along 24th SW will be discussed at this meeting we recently previewed, 6-8 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
DESIGN REVIEW FOR 4220 SW 100TH, 4800 40TH SW: Doubleheader tonight for the Southwest Design Review Board at the Senior Center/Sisson Building – 6:30 pm review of 8 townhouses and 1 live-work unit at 4220 SW 100th (see the design packet here), 8 pm review of 56 apartments and 4 live-work units at 4800 40th SW (see the design packet here). Both reviews will include public-comment opportunities. (4217 SW Oregon)
MADISON CONCERT: Madison Middle School‘s orchestra and jazz concert is tonight, 7 pm. (3429 45th SW)
NORTH HIGHLINE UNINCORPORATED AREA COUNCIL: If you live just south of West Seattle, tonight’s the monthly meeting of your community council. We previewed the agenda on our partner site White Center Now. 7 pm at North Highline Fire District HQ. (1243 SW 112th)
SEATTLE LUTHERAN GRADUATION: First of West Seattle’s three high-school graduation ceremonies – the commencement for Seattle Lutheran High School‘s Class of 2018 is scheduled for 7:30 pm in the gym. (4100 SW Genesee)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP FOR TODAY, TONIGHT, BEYOND … via our complete calendar.
Midweek highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
PUGET RIDGE PLAYGROUND: The little playground known as the “tot lot” is one of the West Seattle playgrounds getting an overhaul, and if you visit the playground between 4 and 6 pm, you can see and comment on the final design. (6029 21st SW)
ART RECEPTION: 4-6 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, you’re invited to the annual reception for the art display with work by residents and students of The Mount’s intergenerational child-care program. (4831 35th SW)
ALKI ELEMENTARY PTA: Time change for tonight’s last meeting of the year – 6 pm. Students reading poetry, too! (3010 59th SW)
NUCOR, PORT AT SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: The Southwest District Council‘s monthly meeting at 6:30 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle continues the late-spring theme of sustainability/environmental discussion. Guests are expected from the port and Nucor. See the full agenda and guest list here. (4217 SW Oregon)
JIM PAGE @ C & P: Singer-songwriter performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
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Very busy day/night on the peninsula! Here are the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
HALA HEARING: City Councilmembers will be at Chief Sealth International High School tonight for a formal public hearing on the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability upzoning. If you want to speak, signups start at 5:30 pm. The event starts at 6 with a presentation and then it’s public comment time right afterward. In the auditorium. If you want a refresher, see our story on yesterday’s City Council discussion of what’s proposed for West Seattle/South Park. (2600 SW Thistle)
AVALON PROJECT OPEN HOUSE: Last month, we reported on what SDOT is now planning for the SW Avalon rechannelization and repaving project, which includes a few blocks of 35th just south of Avalon. Luna Park-area businesses remain concerned about parking removal. 5:30-7:30 pm tonight at American Legion Post 160 HQ, you can stop in and talk with SDOT reps about the project – concerns, questions, whatever you have. (3618 SW Alaska)
TUNNEL-TOLLING HEARING: This is a two-part event – informational open house 5:30-6:30 pm, then a meeting to take public comment, starting at 6:30 pm. The Washington State Transportation Commission has to make the final decision about what tolls will be charged when the tunnel opens later this year, and public comment is the next step in the process, as explained here, along with the options under consideration. This is at High Point Community Center. (6920 34th SW)
WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: All interested in making the peninsula safer for bicycling are welcome to join WSBC for the monthly meeting, 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
THE WHALE TRAIL: Love whales? See them inland tonight! The Whale Trail‘s special event this month features photographer Stephen Rink, as previewed here. 6:30 pm doors open, 7 pm presentation at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), all welcome – tickets here, or at the door if it’s not sold out. (5612 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE BIG BAND: You are invited to tonight’s free West Seattle Big Band performance at Bridge Park, 7 pm. (3204 SW Morgan)
CHIEF SEALTH IHS PTSA: Last meeting of the year, 7 pm in the Confucius Center on the Chief Sealth IHS campus: “We’ll be voting in new officers, updating our organizations Standing Rules, and voting on the 2018-19 Budget. We’ll go over our accomplishments and what we are hoping for in the next school year!” (2600 SW Thistle)
WHAT ELSE IS UP? See our complete calendar here.
Here’s what’s up for today/tonight, starting with a reminder:
I-5 CLOSURES CONTINUE, BUT … As we verified on Saturday, you CAN take the NB I-5 exit from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge to get to I-90. Otherwise, closures are scheduled to continue until early Monday.
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction, see what’s fresh! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
BENEFIT BRUNCH FOR ONE MILLION TAMPONS: 10:30 am-1:30 pm at South Park Hall, karaoke/waffle brunch to benefit the One Million Tampons campaign to get menstrual products to those who need them. (1253 S. Cloverdale)
ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 1-4 pm (arrive by 3:45 pm), this weekend’s round of free tours at historic Alki Point Lighthouse! (3201 Alki SW)
CHECK THE CHIP: Lien Animal Clinic offers you the chance to come in during a 2-4 pm event today and check to see if your pet’s microchip info is accurate/up to date – or, if your pet’s not chipped, change that! Treats, prizes, tours. (3710 SW Alaska)
CAMP 2ND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Curious about what’s happening at West Seattle’s only city-sanctioned encampment – and/or, have a concern? 2 pm, all are welcome at the monthly meeting of C2C’s Community Advisory Committee, at Arrowhead Gardens. (9200 2nd SW)
CHORUS IN CONCERT, AND BIDDING DIRECTOR FAREWELL: 3 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church:
The director of the Seattle Metropolitan Singers, John Gulhaugen, is retiring after 12 years of leading this group of amateur women singers. John has spent much of his life tied to music – from earning a BA in Music from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, to singing with the Seattle Opera Chorus, to directing the music at Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle, to challenging the Seattle Metropolitan Singers to improve the depth and breadth of their singing. John plans to relax during his free evenings, and maybe take up singing in a group for himself.
The concert program “Encores” will include songs from the past 12 years of concerts, including such pieces as “A Girl’s Garden,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Hotaru Koi,” and “The Storm is Passing Over.”
At this concert, the Seattle Metropolitan Singers will also introduce the incoming director of the group.
A farewell reception will be held after the concert.
(3050 California SW)
CORREO AEREO: Live Latin/world music performance at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
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(Pileated Woodpecker, photographed at Lincoln Park by Kerry Murphy)
So much happening as our West Seattle weekend begins! But first:
TRAFFIC ALERT: Another reminder that NB I-5 is closed at points both south and north of the West Seattle Bridge. Maps and WSDOT info are here.
But why leave the peninsula? Look at everything that’s happening!
HELP BUILD A PLAYGROUND: Today’s the day to build the new playground at EC Hughes for Roxhill Elementary students’ move there this fall. Just show up at 8 am or 12:30 pm to help! Tools provided. (7700 34th SW)
KIDS’ FISHING POND: 8 am-11 pm at Seacrest Pier, the West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club invites everyone 14 and under to try catching the ~250 trout with which they’ve stocked this portable pond:
Free; equipment provided. (1660 Harbor SW)
EMERALD WATER ANGLERS’ FLY FEST: 9 am to 4 pm at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, join Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) in a celebration of all things fly fishing – and more. Here’s the schedule of classes, workshops, demos, even the always-popular staff cookoff. (4503 Beach Drive SW)
TREE WALK: Walk the Genesee Hill area to talk and learn about its trees! Meet at Ercolini Park at 9:30 am. (48th SW/SW Alaska)
WEST DUWAMISH GREENBELT HIKES: 10 am and/or 1 pm, celebrate National Trails Day by taking a guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. (14th SW/SW Holly)
LOOP THE ‘LUPE: Four ways to have fun at the second annual Loop the ‘Lupe at Walt Hundley Playfield – 11 am obstacle course, 11:45 am family fun run/walk, 12:15 pm Senior Saunter, 1 pm Youth Dash. Not registered? No problem – do it on-site, and mention the code WSB10 for a discount. Get the details in our preview – WSB is a co-sponsor. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
BENEFIT BARBECUE: West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) will grill up lunch for you, starting at 11 am, and proceeds benefit Pencil Me In For Kids. (4201 SW Morgan)
COLMAN POOL’S SECOND PRE-SEASON WEEKEND: Noon-7 pm, three sessions at West Seattle’s only city-owned outdoor pool, on the shore at Lincoln Park. Here’s the schedule. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
(added) HONK! FEST WEST IN WHITE CENTER: Second day of this street-band celebration is happening in White Center, as previewed here last month. 1-6 pm – free – see the official site for the band list and maps.
SWINSON AND THE EXPEDITION: All-ages show at The Skylark, 3 pm. $5 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
THUNDERPUSSY AT EASY STREET: The up-and-coming rockers are back in West Seattle (where they headlined Summer Fest last year) to celebrate their album release with an in-store concert and signing event at 6 pm. The newest details on how to get in are on the Easy Street website. (California/Alaska)
TUG INN CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY: Starting at 6 pm, the Tug Inn is ready to show you how much they love you. Two bands, drink deals, and more. (2216 SW Orchard)
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIE: This month, it’s “Death by Design: The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction,” at Neighborhood House High Point. Doors open 6:30 pm; movie, followed by optional discussion, starts at 7. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
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Happy June! Highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
HAPPY 40TH, ILLUSIONS! Longtime WSB sponsor Illusions Hair Design is celebrating 40 years in business with a party all day today. You don’t have to have a hair appointment to stop by and be part of the fun. 9 am-6 pm. (5619 California SW)
LAPS WITH LOU: Starting at 9 am and likely continuing until 1:30 or so, retired Pathfinder K-8 PE teacher Lou Cutler returns to the school for 67 birthday laps to raise money for Make-A-Wish. This is the 15th anniversary of Laps With Lou! You can stop by and join him, cheer him, and/or donate. (1901 SW Genesee)
MURAL DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: Last chance for 7- to 13-year-olds to join artist Henry Luke at Southwest Library, 4-5 pm, to work on designing the new Roxhill mural at EC Hughes. (9010 35th SW)
VINE & SPOON OPENING NIGHT: As noted last night, the long-in-the-works Junction restaurant opens at 5 pm. (4706 California SW)
CORNER BAR: Highland Park Improvement Club invites you to its monthly pop-up bar with music, all ages, starting at 6 pm. Live music starts around 8 pm with Hello Jello. (1116 SW Holden)
FOR CHARLEENA: Music, dance, poetry, live art, in a community event to honor the memory of Charleena Lyles. 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – details in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
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From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
SUB POP ALKI EVENT LINEUP: Starting at 9 am on KEXP radio, Sub Pop Records will announce the long-awaited lineup for the much-previewed Sub Pop 30th anniversary celebration at Alki Beach on August 11th. We’re at KEXP studios at Seattle Center to cover it as breaking news, so if you don’t want to or can’t tune in, just check back here on WSB in a bit!
LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: 10 am-12:30 pm, explore Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) or Constellation Park (63rd SW/Beach Drive)beaches at low tide with Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists – today, it’s out to -1.5 feet at 11:38 am.
BABY STORY TIME: Bring the littlest member(s) of the family to Southwest Library for story time, 10:30 am. (9010 35th SW)
STARBUCKS AFTERNOON/EVENING CLOSURES: Today’s the day Starbucks stores are closing early for anti-bias training. A quick check of the company website suggests West Seattle stores’ closing times are just after 1 pm.
SHARE YOUR ROXHILL MURAL IDEAS: What do you want the new Roxhill/EC Hughes mural to depict/reflect? 6:30 pm, come talk with artist Henry Luke at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)
KING COUNTY TOWN HALL FOR WHITE CENTER & VICINITY: Unincorporated-area residents just south of West Seattle are invited to the county’s annual Community Service Area Town Hall for North Highline, with information about local-government services. 7-9 pm at Seola Gardens. (10900 4th Place SW)
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(Thanks to Mark Wangerin for two views of the beautiful Western Tanager)
Day 2 of the three-day weekend! Highlights from our calendar:
MEMORIAL DAY POPPIES: American Legion Post 160 will be back at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 8 am-5 pm, offering the traditional red-crepe-paper poppies that are made by and raise money for veterans. (4201 SW Morgan)
CLEAN UP WITH THE LITTER LEAGUE: Also in Morgan Junction, get your Sunday started by joining Jill and the Litter League in a quick community cleanup, 9:30-11 am. She will have “vests, litter picker-uppers, buckets and bags for everyone” – just bring/wear your garden gloves. More info here. Meet by the ATM just south of Thriftway. More info here. (6540 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: No holiday for the hard-working growers and makers who bring their food and beverages to The Junction on Sundays. Open 10 am-2 pm in the street as always. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
SECOND DAY OF SPRAYPARK SEASON: Just a reminder that Highland Park Spraypark is now open daily, 11 am-8 pm. (1100 SW Cloverdale)
SECOND DAY OF COLMAN POOL’S FIRST WEEKEND: Noon-7 pm, three swim sessions at Colman Pool on the Lincoln Park shore on this second day of its first pre-season weekend. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
SEASON’S FIRST ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 1-4 pm, the Coast Guard Auxiliary‘s first day of free tours at the historic lighthouse – this year, only on Sunday afternoons, as previewed here. (Alki SW/Beach Drive SW)
SACRED SERVICE FOR WAR DEAD: West Seattle Contemplative Church and WS Baptist Church will co-present this “religious service recogniz(ing) those who have died, acknowledges the life given, and commits them to God. It is also an honoring of those for whom the traditional rites of memorial and burial may not have happened.” 5:30 pm. Both pastors are veterans. (4157 California SW)
MEMORIAL DAY VETERANS’ SERVICE: A service “remembering veterans and their families” is planned at the Junction Church, 5:30 pm. Light refreshments afterward. (4157 California SW)]
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The holiday weekend is here! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
TAI CHI ON ALKI: 9 am, meet by Statue of Liberty Plaza for the weekly class, all welcome, by donation. (61st SW/Alki SW)
‘SUPERCAR’ RALLY’S ALKI LAP: 9:15-10 am, as previewed here earlier this week, “supercars” on a Seattle-to-Seaside rally plan a “lap” through the Alki area. If we get any early word on the route, we’ll update here. (9:40 AM UPDATE: Small group; we caught them passing Don Armeni; they stopped a bit further west and are about to take off again.)
MAHONIA WORK PARTY: Also at SSC, join Team Mahonia for a 10 am-noon work party, explained here! (6000 16th SW)
SPRAYPARK SEASON BEGINS: Opening day for Highland Park Spraypark, 11 am-8 pm. (1100 SW Cloverdale)
COLMAN POOL OPENS: First day of the first pre-season weekend at West Seattle’s city-run outdoor pool on the shore at Lincoln Park. Noon-7 pm, including three sessions today – here’s the schedule. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
TREASURE TRUCK PET PARTY: Noon to 5 pm at Ounces in North Delridge, “Amazon Treasure Truck is bringing their deal truck to Ounces for a special Pop-Up Event with Purina Dog Chow! Purina and Treasure Truck will be taking over the Ounces upper parking lot for an afternoon of doggie games, treats, a photo booth … AND a pop-up dog park! FREE! Kids & Pups welcome! Deal on truck will be announced on Saturday.” (3809 Delridge Way SW)
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: 3-5 pm, you can drop by Delridge Library and talk with Leslie Harris, president of the Seattle Public Schools board and elected representative for West Seattle/South Park. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
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The holiday weekend is about to begin! But first, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: The monthly meeting is under way but you’re still welcome to drop in, especially for the afternoon program featuring a floral designer’s presentation at 12:45 pm. At Daystar. (2615 SW Barton)
TALK WITH YOUR CITY COUNCILMEMBER: First time in 2 months that West Seattle/South Park City Councilmember Lisa Herbold has had district office hours. 2-7 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle – be there by 6:30 pm. (4217 SW Oregon)
ART SHOW AND SALE, PLUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT INFO: 4-8 pm at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene, it’s the first day of an art show and sale that’s also a chance to get an update on the project to build six townhouses on part of the church’s “park” land to help raise money to renovate the building. Resident artist Genna Draper – one of eight featured artists – has more info on her website. (4201 SW Juneau)
KIDS INVITED TO PLAN A MURAL: Second of three Friday afternoon workshops with artist Henry Luke at Southwest Library, 4-5 pm, with kids 7-13 invited to help plan the new Roxhill mural at EC Hughes. (9010 35th SW)
ALKI SKATE NIGHT: Second-to-last chance this year for Friday night skating at Alki Community Center! 5:45-7:45 pm. (5817 SW Stevens)
SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: He’s back in West Seattle, one night only!
LIVE MUSIC: Grim Statistic, Retromancer, and Good Riddance play The Skylark – doors at 8, music at 9, $8 cover, 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
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