West Seattle Sunday: Pro-volleyball finals; lighthouse tours; Farmers’ Market; more…

August 30, 2015 at 10:21 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

The most serious storminess is past. So, on with what’s on the calendar for Sunday:

(Saturday morning photo by Paul Walchenbach)
PRO VOLLEYBALL ON ALKI: Third and final day for the National Volleyball League‘s Seattle Championships at Alki Beach. Today’s schedule includes the finals (previewed by the NVL here):

(Now) – Quarter and Semi-Finals
1:00pm – FREE Clinic with the NVL Pros
2:30pm – Women’s Finals
4:00pm – Men’s Finals
*Finals times subject to change

See the brackets here. Check for live-streaming here. (Alki SW & 57th)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: What’s fresh? Go see firsthand, until 2 pm. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE REOPENS FOR TOURS: Your chances to tour Alki Point Lighthouse this summer are dwindling – after today, Labor Day Weekend is it for the year. Tour today, free, 1 pm-4 pm (last tour starts at 3:40 pm) with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. (3201 Alki SW)

ALL-AGES OPEN MICROPHONE: 4 pm at The Skylark, all ages, free; details in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

GUITARIST @ KENYON HALL: Jack Williams performs tonight at 7:30 pm; more info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

West Seattle Friday: Lots of music; pro volleyball; ‘Girl Rising’…

August 28, 2015 at 10:53 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Photo by Paul Walchenbach)

Happy almost-the-weekend! Highlights from our calendar, for the rest of your West Seattle Friday:

NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE AT ALKI: The beach-volleyball pros are at Alki for the Seattle Championships, a three-day tournament, seven of eight stops on a coast-to-coast tour. Today, it’s qualifier match play, 2 pm to dusk, according to the online schedule. (57th SW & Alki Ave. SW)

MUSIC AT THE MOUNT: STRUM (Seattle’s Totally Relaxed Ukulele Musicians) is scheduled to perform outdoors at Providence Mount St. Vincent tonight – free concert (and free popcorn and snow cones!) at 6 pm, dinner and beverages available for purchase at 5:30 pm. If we get word of any weather-related changes, we’ll update this listing. (4831 35th SW)

TRUE ROMANS AT SALTY’S: 6-9 pm, enjoy rock ‘n’ roll covers along with drinks and/or dinner by the water at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) – more info in our calendar listing. (1936 Harbor SW)

‘GIRL RISING’: Good turnout for the first screening of this inspiring documentary earlier this week hosted by Girl Up teen adviser Alina Guyon:

(Photo courtesy Jackie Clough of Alki Party Treasures [WSB sponsor])

If you didn’t catch that one – or want to see it again – you have another chance tonight, 6:30 pm at Fauntleroy UCC Church. Admission $2.50. (9140 California SW)

FIVE BUCK BAND AT C & P: ’60s/’70s pop/rock is this band’s focus, and you can enjoy the tunes at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) 7-9 pm tonight. (5612 California SW)

INTO THE COLD AT EASY STREET: Record-release party with live, free, all-ages in-store performance by Into the Cold at Easy Street Records in The Junction, 7 pm. (California SW & SW Alaska)

And a reminder …

DEADLINE DAY: Last day to sign up 3- to 11-year-old players for West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) soccer! Details here.

West Seattle Thursday: Summer Concerts at Hiawatha finale with Caspar Babypants; WS Transportation Coalition; WS Chamber @ Youngstown; more

August 27, 2015 at 11:13 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Photo by Lynn Hall)

Looking ahead to the rest of today/tonight around West Seattle:

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARM STAND: 4-7 pm, this week’s chance to support the Delridge Grocery Cooperative (WSB sponsor) and get farm-fresh produce. Ask about membership when you’re there, to help DGC get closer to opening its storefront. (5455 Delridge Way SW)

‘AFTER HOURS’ AT YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: 5:30-7:30 pm, join the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce for this month’s “After Hours” event at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – this time, as previewed here earlier this week, open to non-members, too. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA FINALE: Family fave Caspar Babypants is on stage for the final Summer Concerts at Hiawatha event tonight, 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center. Bring your own chair/blanket/picnic/etc. Show’s free, courtesy of the Admiral Neighborhood Association and series sponsors, including us. (Walnut SW & SW Lander)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, WSTC brings in SPD and SDOT reps to talk about the city’s new emphasis on Traffic Incident Management, as previewed here. Plus, hear from the transit-advocacy group Seattle Subway. All welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way)

WASHINGTON STATE ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM BENEFIT: Starting at 7 pm at Beveridge Place Pub – great brews for a great cause, Engine House #9 Brewer’s Night to benefit an organization whose work includes helping companion animals displaced because of the Eastern Washington fires. Details here. (6413 California SW)

BIG SLATE AT THE SKYLARK: Six bands on the schedule for International Pop Overthrow Day at The Skylark, starting at 7:30 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

BROWSE THE CALENDAR to see what else is up today/tonight/beyond!

West Seattle Wednesday: 7 ideas for your next 11 hours

August 26, 2015 at 9:27 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

Thanks to Flint Hayes for sharing the time-lapse video of this morning’s sunrise, looking toward the downtown skyline from West Seattle’s northeastern shore. On with the highlights for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DREAM DINNERS FREEZER SALE: 10 am-12 pm, second and final chance to stop by Dream Dinners-West Seattle (WSB sponsor) to buy pre-assembled, ready-to-freeze-or-cook dinners, sides, breads, desserts, “at budget-friendly prices.” (4701 41st SW)

BABY STORY TIME: Today’s spotlighted story time is a chance to bring your birth-to-12-months infant(s) to the High Point Library for stories and songs. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

MEET YOUR FELLOW SOLOPRENEURS, AT-HOME WORKERS, AND … Noon-1:15 pm, it’s the weekly drop-in brown-bag-lunch meetup at Office Junction (WSB sponsor) for solopreneurs, other entrepreneurs, at-home or at-coffee-shop workers, EVERYONE interested in networking and meeting others on similar tracks. RSVP if you can, but just showing up is OK too! (6030 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: 4-7 pm, see what’s fresh produce at the weekly farm stand next to the urban mini-farm where most of it’s grown – more info in our calendar listing. (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

‘GIRL RISING’: 6:30 pm, be inspired and informed by watching this film in a special screening at Fauntleroy UCC Church, hosted by local Girl Up teen adviser Alina Guyoninfo in our preview. (9140 California SW)

FREE ‘YOGA FUSION’ CLASS: One time only! 7 pm, a free Ahnu YogaSport class at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) – explained here. (2743 California SW)

POEMS AND STORIES, AND YOU: Poetrybridge‘s monthly event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, features poet Michael Paul, and of course the open-microphone opportunity for you to share your creations. (5612 California SW)


What’s up for the rest of your West Seattle Tuesday

August 25, 2015 at 9:40 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 6 Comments

(West Seattle photographer/pilot Long B. Nguyen shares that view of the smoky Cascades, from 10,000 feet)

BABY STORY TIME: 10:30 am, bring your newborn-to-1-year-old(s) to Baby Story Time at Southwest Library. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

BIKEMOBILE: 1:30-4 pm, you’ll find it right behind Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, offering sliding-scale repairs, as explained here. (6400 Sylvan Way)

DREAM DINNERS FREEZER SALE: 4:30-7 pm, stop by Dream Dinners-West Seattle (WSB sponsor) to buy pre-assembled, ready-to-freeze-or-cook dinners, sides, breads, desserts, “at budget-friendly prices,” first-come, first-served. If you miss tonight, the sale continues 10 am-12:30 pm tomorrow, but better not to wait, in case there’s an early sell-out. (4701 41st SW)

50-STATE KARATE JOURNEY: West Seattle Karate Academy hosts Gretchen Carlson, who is on a journey to visit karate schools in all 50 states. She’ll be teaching tonight and tomorrow at 5 pm. In honor of her visit, students are filling backpacks for kids served by the West Seattle Food Bank. (35th SW & SW Roxbury)

FREE TRACK WORKOUT: Meet at 6:15 pm at WSB sponsor West Seattle Runner. (2749 California SW)

PARKS SUPERINTENDENT AT DELRIDGE CC: Have you been to any of the stops on new Seattle Parks Superintendent Jesús Aguirre‘s “listening tour” yet? Tonight at 6:30 pm, Delridge Community Center is his fourth West Seattle stop (here’s our coverage of his Alki CC event last week), and last one until late October. If there’s something to fix, something to add, or something to praise at your local Parks facilities, this is the time to take it directly to the new boss. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

OLD-FASHIONED VAUDEVILLE REVUE: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall, mentalist Scotty Walsh headlines a vaudeville revue that also will feature Bob White accompanying a silent comedy on the hall’s Mighty Wurlitzer. Ticket details here. (7904 35th SW)

MORE! Find it all on our calendar.

West Seattle Monday: Final full week of August begins

August 24, 2015 at 9:22 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 4 Comments

(Tern, with catch, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)

The air’s clearer, the week’s brand new, the month’s almost over. Here’s what’s up for your Monday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: 1-7 pm, mobile blood drive at Our Lady of Guadalupe, walk-ups welcome. Closed 3-4 pm for break. (35th SW & SW Myrtle)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm – bring your kids of all ages to the High Point Library for Family Story Time. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

TWIN SHADOW, LIVE AT EASY STREET: 7 pm, free in-store concert at Easy Street Records, with Twin Shadow. All ages. (California SW & SW Alaska)

PUB QUIZ AT SHADOWLAND: Show what you know. 8 pm at Shadowland. (California SW & SW Oregon)

SEE WHAT’S UP TOMORROW, NEXT WEEK, NEXT MONTH … by browsing our full calendar.

SIDE NOTE: For those who track local government – no City Council meetings this week or next, full council or committees. They’re on hiatus until Tuesday, September 8th, the day after Labor Day.

West Seattle Sunday: Alki Beach 5K; Arts In Nature Festival; CityDog Magazine ‘Cover Dog’ search; more!

August 23, 2015 at 7:02 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

Good morning! A quick look at today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ALKI BEACH 5K: Run or walk to help Northwest Hope and Healing help breast-cancer patients. If you’re not already registered, you can do it before the 9 am 5K – show up at the registration booth by the Alki Bathhouse, which is close to the start/finish line. If you’re not participating – remember that Alki/Harbor Avenues will be closed for a few hours. (61st SW & Alki)

BAKE SALE TO HELP ANIMALS: As previewed here last night, sixth-graders Muriel and Gwen are having their third annual bake sale to help the Seattle Humane Society – you can also drop off pet food/item donations, or cash/check. 10 am-3 pm. (36th SW & Dakota)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, shop for fresh local food and drink in the street! (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL: Day 2 of the Nature Consortium‘s festival filling the grounds of Camp Long with art, music, poetry, playfulness, and more, 11 am-6 pm. Here’s our coverage from Day 1. Today’s schedule is here. (5200 35th SW)

FINAL DAY FOR DELRIDGE WADING POOL: Noon-6:30 pm, last day of the season for the wading pool in the park north of Delridge Community Center. (Delridge & Genesee)

CITYDOG MAGAZINE’S COVER DOG SEARCH: As previewed here earlier this week, today’s the day to bring your dog to West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), noon-2 pm, and have her/him photographed for CityDog’s Cover Dog search. $10 donation, benefiting Doney Memorial Pet Clinic. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

ESHTA’S EMERALD CITY ESCAPADE: Belly-dancing to watch, and costumes/practice wear available for purchase, 7 pm, all agesm at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

What’s up for the rest of your West Seattle Saturday

August 22, 2015 at 11:45 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Ravens photographed over The Arroyos by Lon)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

HAPPENING NOW – ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AT C & P: Find a treasure during this one-day craft fair at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) featuring local artisans. Continuing until 3 pm. (5612 California SW)

HAPPENING NOW – PUGET SOUND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION KIDS’ DAY: Happening until 1 pm at the West Seattle Bee Garden, as previewed here. (31st SW & Graham)

HAPPENING NOW – ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL: The Nature Consortium‘s weekend of art, music, and nature at Camp Long is on! Until 9 tonight, and 11 am-6 pm on Sunday. You can plan your visit via the schedule on the festival website. (5200 35th SW)

HIAWATHA WADING POOL’S CLOSING DAY: Noon-6:30 pm, last day of the year at the Hiawatha Community Center Park wading pool. (SW Lander & Walnut)

ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Free summer-weekend-only tours continue this afternoon, 1-4 pm (last tour starts at 3:40 pm) with US Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers. (3201 Alki SW)

FREE BACKPACKS: 2-5 pm at Delridge Skatepark, West Seattle Baptist Church is giving away backpacks, with the event to be followed by a free concert. (Delridge Way SW & Genesee)

TWO PERFORMANCES OF ‘SIGNAL’: Performance artist Rachel Green‘s work for Duwamish Revealed will be performed at 3 pm and 7 pm at T-107 Park in West Seattle – details in our calendar listing. (4250 W. Marginal Way SW)

SALSA ON ALKI: Admission includes the dance lesson at 4:30 pm, followed by dancing until 10 pm, at Statue of Liberty Plaza. (61st SW & Alki)

‘ROCKY HORROR’ AT WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: This is it – sixth and final West Seattle Outdoor Movies event of the year – and it’s the audience-participation “cult” classic, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (rated R, if you’ve somehow never seen it). Birdseed provided – no rice, please. Gates open at 6:30 pm at the courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), so come get your space early; bring your own chair/blanket. Admission free but if you can bring some $, you can help local nonprofits via the concessions (Southwest Seattle Historical Society) and raffles (Furry Faces Foundation and AARF are this week’s beneficiaries). Movie’s at dusk, which is likely around 8:30 pm this time around. Series sponsors include WSB and a long list of local businesses and organizations you can see on the right sidebar of the official WS Outdoor Movies website. (4410 California SW)

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS EN ESPANOL: “El Padrecito” will be screened tonight at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center, 8:30 pm – details in our calendar listing. (1321 SW 102nd)

PUNK, LIVE! AT THE SKYLARK: 9 pm, three bands at The Skylark in North Delridge. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Sorry the daily highlights are late today – some technical upgrades got in the way of prep time, but are good news for the future, speaking of which: You can always get a major jump on the day, the week, the month by going directly to the calendar.

West Seattle Friday: Donation drive; Garden Party; free movie; Duwamish Revealed; more…

August 21, 2015 at 11:27 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

Before we get further into Friday, quick highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

STUDENT DONATION DRIVE FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: Noon-3 pm at Hiawatha Community Center, here’s what you can help Seattle Lutheran High School student Macey Crooks with:

For a service project I will be collecting crayons, markers and coloring books to give to Seattle Children’s Hospital. I have my first drive on the August 21st at Hiawatha Community Center from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. All contributions of the above items are welcome, as well as dollar donations where all proceeds will go toward the hospital.

(2700 California SW)

CELEBRATING SPAIN: Flamenco and tapas at Brookdale West Seattle, 4-6 pm, open to the public but please RSVP – our calendar listing explains how. (4611 35th SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS’ GARDEN PARTY: 6 pm at Bethaday Community Learning Space in Lakewood Park, join this area’s largest political organization for its biggest annual fundraiser – dinner, auction, and more, themed “The Roaring ’20s.” (605 SW 108th)

FREE MOVIE NIGHT: 6:15 pm kids’ short, 7 pm main feature at Highland Park Improvement Club – let’s just say, it’ll be incredible! Movie’s free. Bring $ for concessions. More info on the HPIC website. (12th SW & Holden)

DUWAMISH REVEALED PRESENTS ‘SIGNAL’: Rachel Green‘s performance is at T-107 Park in West Seattle tonight, 7 pm, described as “site-specific multimedia performance exploring growth and rebirth.” (4750 W. Marginal Way SW)

MOUNT CONCERT POSTPONED: If you missed the announcement yesterday – Providence Mount St. Vincent has postponed tonight’s scheduled outdoor concert with Danny Vernon‘s Elvis tribute. He’ll perform instead on September 10th.

West Seattle Thursday: Ayron Jones & The Way @ Hiawatha; Delridge Grocery Farm Stand; Sustainable WS picnic…

August 20, 2015 at 10:35 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 5 Comments

(Peregrine falcon Osprey, photographed by Jordan Petram, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Lots of options for your Thursday afternoon/evening – including:

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARM STAND: Thursday is Farm Stand Day for the Delridge Grocery Co-op (WSB sponsor), 4-7 pm – come see what’s fresh! (5355

SUSTAINABLE WEST SEATTLE PICNIC: 5-9 pm at Community Orchard of West Seattle on the north side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, come celebrate summer with SWS and friends – all welcome! (6000 16th SW)

AYRON JONES & THE WAY @ SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA: Don’t let the clouds scare you – it’s NOT supposed to be rainy at showtime, 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, with Ayron Jones & The Way onstage as the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s free concert series continues. (Walnut & Lander)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK POTLUCK & MEETING: 6:30 pm potluck, 7 pm meeting at a residence in Arbor Heights. Curious about Timebanking? This is a great time/place to start finding out. Details in our calendar listing. (3523 SW 112th)

UNPLUGGED! Open-microphone at 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

THE ILLUMINATIO PROJECT: During the aforementioned SWS picnic, The Illuminatio Project will perform an excerpt of their newest work at the Community Orchard of West Seattle, around 8 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … by checking our full calendar.

West Seattle Wednesday: Parks superintendent @ Alki CC; Healthy Families Celebration in High Point; kayaking; meditation; more…

August 19, 2015 at 9:09 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

(Bushtit, photographed by Danny McMillin and shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Lots on the calendar for today/tonight, and what follows is only part of it!

GET INSPIRED: Noon-1:15 pm drop-in brown-bag-lunch meetup at Office Junction (WSB sponsor) for entrepreneurs, non-traditional workers, anybody interested in networking and getting inspired. RSVP if you can. (6030 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: 4-7 pm, fresh produce sold right next to this urban mini-farm – more info in our calendar listing. (32nd SW & Juneau)

RESTAURANT REOPENS: Harry’s Chicken Joint is scheduled to reopen today after 2 1/2 weeks of remodeling. (6032 California SW)

HEALTHY FAMILIES CELEBRATION: 5:30-8 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, open to all, with dozens of health-service providers on hand as well as free food and free school supplies, plus games and field-day activities for kids. Details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way)

KAYAK AND LEARN, ON THE DUWAMISH RIVER: This week’s community kayak tour focuses on Native American history, with Ken Workman of the Duwamish Tribe. 6 pm – departure location TBA when you RSVP; details in our calendar listing.

FREE COMMUNITY MEDITATION: 6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – details in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

FRISBEE PICKUP GAME: WSUFF’s Wednesday night pickup games are now at 6 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point. (34th SW & Myrtle)

PARKS SUPERINTENDENT AT ALKI COMMUNITY CENTER: The “listening tour” continues for new Seattle Parks Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, with a stop tonight at Alki Community Center, 6:30 pm. (5817 SW Stevens)

34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS: The group now meets in West Seattle, and its monthly meeting is at 7 tonight at American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle. (3618 SW Alaska)

OPEN MICROPHONE: 7:30 pm signup for spots onstage starting at 8:30 pm at The Skylark in North Delridge. Free, 21+, recordings available for purchase. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

West Seattle Tuesday: Parks superintendent back in WS; bees; paddling; Kenney Walk-A-Thon; more…

August 18, 2015 at 10:21 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Today’s sunrise from Seacrest, by Julia Phipps)

Happy Tuesday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

KENNEY WALK-A-THON: Underway now, and continuing until 1 pm. Visit The Kenney (WSB sponsor) to support the first-ever walk-a-thon on its Seaview Lawn – northwest side of the campus – supporting its Resident Care Fund. Bid on silent-auction items, too! (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

OPEN-HIVE DEMONSTRATION: 11 am, be at the West Seattle Bee Garden to see what happens in the hive! (31st SW & Graham)

IS THIS ON YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST? Second-to-last Tuesday night this summer for Alki Kayak Tours & Mountain to Sound Outfitters‘ weekly paddle races/demos, 6-8 pm. (1660 Harbor SW)

MEET THE CITY’S NEW PARKS SUPERINTENDENT: Second West Seattle stop on Jesús Aguirre‘s “listening tour” is Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center, 6:30 pm tonight. (6400 Sylvan Way)

EVENING BOOK GROUP: High Point Library‘s monthly group gathers tonight, open to all, 6:30 pm, reading “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks. (35th SW & Raymond)

LIVE MUSIC: Tonight’s options on the calendar include the Tuesday Tuneup benefit at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 6:30 pm, and Shadowland‘s Starlight singer/songwriter showcase, 9 pm.

West Seattle Monday: Highland Park Elementary ‘town hall’; library updates; more

August 17, 2015 at 9:00 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

(Cedar waxwing, photographed Friday before the rain by Mark Wangerin)

Happy Monday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, and time-sensitive reminders:

WEST SEATTLE (ADMIRAL) LIBRARY CLOSURE: The 2-week closure at Seattle Public Library‘s West Seattle (Admiral) branch starts today, as the exterior accessibility improvements move to front-steps replacement. If that’s your regular branch, here’s what you can do in the meantime. (2306 42nd SW)

DEADLINE FOR JUNCTION PLAZA PARK ART PROJECT: Artists’ responses with qualifications are due today. Details in our original report.

PLAY GAMES! On today’s calendar at Meeples Games (new WSB sponsor) – “My Little Pony Academy 101” at 4 pm, “Android: Netrunner League” at 6:30 pm, and more. (3727 California SW, upstairs)

AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP: 2 pm today, check out this month’s afternoon book group at Southwest Library. They’ll be reading “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” by Timothy Egan. (35th SW & Henderson)

WSHS ATHLETE/PARENT MEETINGS FOR FALL SPORTS: First one is today, for football and girls’ swimming, 6 pm. If you missed the reminder we published earlier this month about all the meetings, here’s the full slate. (3000 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY TOWN HALL: One year after a community conversation about how to lift up Highland Park Elementary whether you’re part of the school community or not, a “town hall” is scheduled tonight (here’s our preview from two weeks ago) to see how things are going. All welcome. 6:30 pm at the school library. (1012 SW Trenton)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library – bring kids of all ages. (35th SW & Raymond)

‘AFTER HOURS’ FINALE: The last episode in the cabaret-style series with ArtsWest artistic director Mathew Wright and “Seattle’s leading ladies” is tonight, 7:30 pm, this time featuring Katherine Strohmaiercheck here for ticket availability. (4711 California SW)

QUIZ NIGHT: 7:30 pm at The Skylark – free, with cash prizes. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SEE THE FUTURE: Preview tomorrow, the rest of the week, next week, next month, beyond … here.

LAST CALL! Admiral library closes for 2 weeks starting tomorrow

August 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

One more reminder (thanks to Forest for the suggestion): Today’s the last day the Admiral (officially “West Seattle”) branch of the Seattle Public Library will be open, until August 31st, including its book drop, so if you have something to drop off or pick up, get there before 5 pm today. While the library’s remained open during accessibility-improvement work so far, the 105-year-old branch has to close while the front steps are replaced. Here’s the info on how and where you can transact library business in the meantime.

West Seattle Sunday: Music, dogs, dance, Lucha Libre, more…

August 16, 2015 at 7:02 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

Thanks to Brian Baum for the photo, snapped during a surprise seal sighting off Beach Drive. Today’s calendar highlights start a little further south:

LINCOLN PARK NEEDS YOU: Join Friends of Lincoln Park for a maintenance work party, 9 am-noon. Details here. (Fauntleroy/Rose)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, go see what’s fresh! We hear berries will be big again this week. Among the more-unusual items we found last week were Chinese spinach (a variety of amaranth, green-and-purple leaves) and small, sweet green table grapes. (On California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

RIDE TO DUWAMISH REVEALED INSTALLATIONS & FESTIVAL: Join West Seattle Bike Connections on a ride to Duwamish Revealed art installations and the Water Festival (see below), meeting up at Jack Block Park at 10:15 am – details here. (2130 Harbor SW)

WATER FESTIVAL: Noon-6 pm today at Duwamish Waterway Park in South Park, the Duwamish Revealed-presented festival’s second and final day includes a 2 pm performance by Ballet Folklorico Angeles de Mexico, seen in this preview we recorded during the recent DR media tour:

Then at 3 pm, it’s Lucha Libre Volcanica‘s luchadores with masked wrestling! For the day’s full schedule, go here. (7900 10th Ave. S.)

‘DOG DAYS’ BEERFEST & ADOPTION EVENT: 1-4 pm at West Seattle Nursery, join Furry Faces Foundation and AARF for a fun afternoon featuring beer, hot dogs, adoptable dogs, and more. Details in this WSB Forums post. (California/Brandon)


Outstanding young players (ages 8-18) will be presented in an awards recital featuring music of Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Piazzolla and much more.

2 pm at Olympic Hall on the south end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

‘INTO THE WOODS’: Last chance to catch Twelfth Night Productions present this Tony-winning musical!

(Photo by Gary Wigle)
3 pm at West Seattle High School‘s theater. (3000 California SW)

ROCK AT THE SKYLARK: 6 pm all-ages show with Mister Master, Waking Things, The Swangos, at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WHAT ELSE? You can see for yourself on our calendar.

West Seattle Saturday: Shop, walk, play, tour, watch … and more!

August 15, 2015 at 6:52 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Great Blue Heron photographed snacking at Alki – this photo and the 3 below are all by Gary Jones)

Happy Saturday! Your options for today include these highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

GIANT GARAGE SALE: It’s on, 9 am-3 pm, at Highland Park Improvement Club. Always something eclectic. (12th SW & Holden)

RIVERSIDE WALKING TOUR: 10 am-noon, join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and first-generation Riverside resident Frank Zuvela to explore this historic West Seattle neighborhood. Details here. $5 donation. (West Marginal Way SW & Marginal Place)

GO PLAY! Games, that is. If you’re not already a regular at Meeples Games, a new WSB sponsor, check out the Saturday events on the right side of the Meeples home page – morning, afternoon, evening. (3727 California SW)

ASL-SIGNED STORYTIME: 11 am at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village, Melissa tells us: “For the first time, we’ll be having an ASL-signed storytime! I’ll be reading ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ while one of our fabulous booksellers signs along with me! Should be a fun way to spend what will be a cloudy, cool morning! At 11 am in the Kids Department, as always.” (2600 SW Barton)

WATER FESTIVAL: Two-day celebration as part of Duwamish Revealed, on the river in South Park at Duwamish Waterway Park. Today’s events run noon until 8 pm plus, including dragon-boat racing starting at noon, a Cambodian-cooking demonstration at 3 pm, a dance/music showcase starting at 4 pm, and a lantern ceremony at 8 – full schedule and details here. (7900 10th Avenue S.)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Visiting the century-old lighthouse is a summer-only, weekends-only treat – 1 pm to 4 pm (last tour starts at 3:40 pm), with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary as your hosts. (3201 Alki SW)

2 PERFORMANCES OF ‘INTO THE WOODS’: Second-and-third-to-last chancse to catch the Twelfth Night Productions version of the musical, 3 pm and 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School theater. (3000 California SW)

‘GUARDIANS’ AT WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: The 2014 megahit “Guardians of the Galaxy” is on the wall by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) for tonight’s West Seattle Outdoor Movies extravaganza. Free; bring your own chair/blanket to sit on, and if you can, bring $ for nonprofit-benefiting concessions and raffle tickets. Gates open at 6:30 pm – get your spot early! – and movie starts at dusk, 8:30-ish. (4410 California SW)

See our calendar for the rest of what’s up today/tonight!

West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk; Summer Concerts @ Hiawatha; Delridge Grocery farm stand

August 13, 2015 at 11:55 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

Kicking off our Thursday calendar highlights – take some time tonight to check out the August West Seattle Art Walk! Here’s the venue list/map (which changes quarterly – this is the second Art Walk of summer quarter):

(Click image to see the full-size view)
Before deciding where to go while you’re out, check out the previews on the official Art Walk website. From the WSB sponsor team, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW) is featuring Jessie Summa Russo; also in The Junction, Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW) is featuring Hannah Viano and Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW) has Lorraine Fryett and her work. Official Art Walk hours are 6-9 pm, second Thursdays, year-round.

Also tonight:

MODERN RELICS AT HIAWATHA: 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, catch the “original country soul” music of Modern Relics. It’s the fourth of six Summer Concerts at Hiawatha presented this year by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, with sponsors including WSB. Free – bring your own blanket/chair to sit on, bring family/friends/co-workers/neighbors/picnic dinner, and have a great time – the shows usually run about an hour and a half. (Walnut & Lander)

And BEFORE we get to evening:

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARM STAND: 4-7 pm, the summertime pop-up fresh-produce stand presented by the Delridge Grocery Cooperative (WSB sponsor) will be open – stop by to find what’s fresh and, if you’re not a member yet, to find out how to join as they get closer to opening a permanent store. (5355 Delridge Way SW)

As always, this is just a sampling of what you’ll find on our complete calendar for today, tonight, and far beyond.

West Seattle Wednesday: Poetry; produce; college; circus; more …

August 12, 2015 at 11:02 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

Suddenly, it’s cloudy, gray, and cool here on the peninsula. That might even have been thunder in the distance. So we’re featuring David Hutchinson‘s sunset photo from Monday night, to get a splash of color back into the day. Here are just a few of the options you’ll find on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for this afternoon/evening:

ROUSTABOUT CIRCUS: Juggling, magic, clowning, more – 2:30-3:30 pm, free, at Southwest Library, for ages 5 and up. (35th SW & Henderson)

LOOKING AHEAD TO COLLEGE? Late summer is when some young people are heading off to college – and others are looking ahead to applying. If you or someone in your household is in the latter category, check out the 4 pm workshop today at High Point Community Center. (6920 34th SW)

FRESH-PICKED PRODUCE: It’s the weekly High Point Market Garden Farm Stand sales day – also featuring bonus locally grown produce from ROAR. 4-7 pm. (32nd SW & Juneau)

‘FOCUS GROUP’ FOR DELRIDGE: Crime/safety/policing concerns/ideas for the Delridge neighborhood? 6-7 pm, it’s your “focus group” with researcher Jennifer Burbridge – backstory in our calendar listing. All who live and/or work in the Delridge area are welcome to be part of the meeting at the Southwest Precinct. (2300 SW Webster)

POETRY AT YOUNGSTOWN: “Poetry. It’s not a word to be taken lightly whether I’m speaking with words that will comfort or I scream out all the things I’ve seen. We’ve seen.” That’s an excerpt from a poem by Angel Gardner, one of the young writers you’ll see and hear at a 6 pm reading presented by the Southwest Youth and Family Services summer writing workshop. At Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

West Seattle Tuesday: Parks superintendent @ Hiawatha; pizza at the P-Patch; Morgan Junction ‘focus group’; more…

August 11, 2015 at 9:09 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | No Comments

Our featured wildlife imagery today is the newest video by “Diver Laura” checking back on the octopus mom who’s guarding her eggs in a den off the northeast West Seattle shore (July video here). If you don’t have time to watch now … come back when you’re looking for something serenity-enhancing. Meantime, on with today/tonight highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

BABY STORY TIME: 10:30 am, your birth-to-1 baby is invited (and you, too) to Baby Story Time at Southwest Library. (35th SW & Henderson)

TODDLER STORY TIME: Also at 10:30 am, if your little one is a bit older, go to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library and enjoy Toddler Story Time. (2306 42nd SW)

MUSIC AND PIZZA IN THE GARDEN: 6-9 pm, all are invited to stop by the Barton St. P-Patch for its first “Evening in the Garden,” featuring pizza baked in its outdoor oven, music, and mingling. Free – donations are welcome – bring your favorite pizza topping(s), dough and sauce provided. (34th & Barton)

PADDLE DEMO & RACING: Summertime Tuesdays are big nights at Alki Kayak Tours (in partnership with sibling business Mountain To Sound Outfitters), 6 pm – details in our calendar listing. (1660 Harbor SW)

TRACK WORKOUT FOR RUNNERS: Free, with West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), 6:15 pm – just meet at the store. (2743 California SW)

PARKS SUPERINTENDENT AT HIAWATHA COMMUNITY CENTER: New Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre is on a “listening tour” that will include five West Seattle stops, and the first of those is at 6:30 tonight at Hiawatha Community Center in The Admiral District. Come tell him your concerns, ideas, anything else you want him to hear as he ramps up his new job. (2700 California SW)

CRIME/POLICE CONCERNS IN MORGAN JUNCTION? Your “focus group” with researcher Jennifer Burbridgeexplained here – is tonight, 7 pm, at the Southwest Precinct. All who live and work in the Morgan area are welcome. (2300 SW Webster)

TUESDAY TRIVIA: 8 pm at Celtic Swell on Alki, with Lyndsey. (2722 Alki SW)

SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE: 9 pm at Shadowland in The Junction. (California & Oregon)

Five highlights as your West Seattle Monday takes off

August 10, 2015 at 9:40 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

(Photo by Chris Frankovich)

Welcome to the new week, kicking off with events including these:

ZAP! ZIP! ZING! Fun for ages 5 and up at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 10:30 am, with singer/songwriter Nancy Stewart.(2306 42nd SW)

CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: 2:30 pm (or immediately after the full council meeting), the new committee meets for the second time, and much has happened since the first meeting. Here’s the agenda; they’re primarily setting timetables for what the committee will do first, including work on the Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Resolution and the Commercial Linkage Fee Bill. If you can’t be there, Seattle Channel will have it live via cable and Web.

HIKE WITH THE NATURE CONSORTIUM: 6:30 pm, join the Nature Consortium for a free guided hike through the Soundway area of the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Details in our calendar listing. (14th SW & SW Holly trailhead)

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 6:30 pm, instead of a meeting, it’s a barbecue for the NDNC! From Nancy Folsom:

The North Delridge Neighborhood Council will be celebrating summer with a BBQ potluck for our August meeting. It’s on the usual night–the second Monday, which is the 10th at the Delridge Community Center park between the skatepark and the wading pool. Some basics will be provided such as beef and vegetarian burgers and hot dogs. Please bring a side and drinks to share. Additional BBQ items will also be welcome. Come over to the park, say hi, and relax. See you there!


TEACHER TRAINING INFORMATION EVENING: Thinking about teaching yoga? Or at least, deepening your practice? Be at SoundYoga (WSB sponsor) at 7 tonight for a “Teacher Training Information Evening.” (5639 California SW)

FULL LIST FOR TODAY/TONIGHT/BEYOND – can be seen on our calendar.

Five ways to spend part of the rest of your West Seattle Sunday

August 9, 2015 at 10:11 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

(Black-throated gray warbler, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Good morning! Five highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: On until 2 pm, today and every Sunday! In the middle of California SW, between Oregon and Alaska.

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: If you haven’t taken a tour yet this summer … maybe today’s the day, with just a few weekends left. 1 pm-4 pm, with last tour starting at 3:40 pm. No admission charge; US Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers are your guides. (3201 Alki SW)

SAVING LOG STRUCTURES: As previewed here last night, log-structure preservationist David Rogers will be at the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum – for which he led the restoration – for a 2 pm demonstration (61st & Stevens), and will speak at a no-host dinner fundraiser at West 5 (4539 California SW).

‘INTO THE WOODS’: 3 pm matinee for Twelfth Night Productions‘ musical “Into the Woods. At the West Seattle High School Theater. (3000 California SW)

GREEN SPACES COALITION: The group that started in West Seattle and went citywide, to advocate for more greenspace/open-space preservation as the city grows, meets at 3 pm at Southwest Library. (35th & Henderson)

West Seattle Saturday: Delridge Day, WS Outdoor Movies, WS Urban Farm Tour; aerial performance @ Duwamish Revealed, more …

August 8, 2015 at 8:40 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

(Osprey, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Happy weekend! Today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE URBAN FARM TOUR: 10 am-3 pm, organized by Seattle Farm School – tour “urban farm” food-growing sites in West Seattle. Map provided once you buy a ticket (kids and teens free!) – go here for info – if you hadn’t ordered one already, get one at the Seattle Farm School booth at 4127 49th Ave SW.

DUWAMISH REVEALED – CITY MEDITATION CREW: 10 am-4 pm, a unique waterborne observation of the Duwamish River – details on the Duwamish Revealed website. You’re welcome to watch or participate, at Terminal 107 Park in West Seattle. (4700 W. Marginal Way SW)

DELRIDGE DAY: 11 am-3 pm at Delridge Community Center/Skatepark, the festival’s even bigger this year, with vendors, games, live music, food trucks, Seattle Police’s “Picnic at the Precinct,” a skating competition … Find festival info here as well as in our preview. (Delridge/Genesee)

OPEN HIVE DEMONSTRATION: 11 am, be at the West Seattle Bee Garden in High Point for an open hive demonstration – find out more about the small creatures on whom we depend, more than you might know. (31st/Graham)

FREE REMODELING/CUSTOM-BUILDING WORKSHOP: 2 pm at the headquarters of award-winning Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor) – call ASAP to see if there’s still room. (California/Findlay)

SALSA ON ALKI: 4:30 pm lesson, followed by dancing until 10 pm at Alki Statue of Libertydetails here. (61st/Alki)

WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: Gates open at 6:30 pm at the courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) for “Big Hero 6.” Movie at dusk (8:30-ish), preceded by a free barbecue courtesy of West Seattle Christian Church. If it’s raining by late afternoon, check here for updates on the movie’s status. (4410 California SW)

‘INTO THE WOODS’: Twelfth Night Productions’ second performance of “Into The Woods,” at the West Seattle High School Theater, 7:30 pm. (3000 California SW)

DUWAMISH REVEALED – AERIAL PERFORMANCE: 8 pm at The Estuary, West Seattle aerialist Tanya Brno performs, suspended from a crane on the river, in “an illuminated moon.” Also, the Duwamish Riverside People’s Chorus (all welcome to join – see details on afternoon rehearsal to learn the music). Info here. (4651 Diagonal Ave. S.)

FEEDBACK LOUNGE FINALE: 9 pm, Black Bangs perform (with special guest Dead Letters) to close out the Feedback Lounge‘s seven-year run. (6451 California SW)

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE? Browse the rest of today/tonight, and beyond, here!

Highlights for your West Seattle Friday morning/afternoon/evening

August 7, 2015 at 10:22 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

(Alki photo from Wednesday, by Guy Smith)

Just some of what you will find on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

FREE CAR WASH: 10:30 am-4:30 pm at Terry Gangon‘s State Farm Insurance office in The Junction – they will wash your car for free AND donate $5 to the West Seattle Food Bank. Be sure to read the “fine print” (full listing) before you go. (4727 44th SW)

LEMONADE STAND FUNDRAISER: From Robin, whose son is organizing this: “From 4:15-6:15 on Friday the 7th … a lemonade stand to benefit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in hopes of adopting an Infant Gorilla. Come get a cookie, some lemonade, a watermelon agua frescos and rainbow loom bracelets – everything is $1. Ask him about gorillas. He’s done his homework. Swing by!” (6350 37th SW, off Morgan)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE WITH ALICE ANN KUDER: Here’s the author’s video invitation to you, in advance of tonight’s event:

5-7 pm, join Alice and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society at Barnes and Noble/Westwood Village. (2600 SW Barton)

DUWAMISH REVEALED – ARTISTS’ RECEPTION AND PERFORMANCE: The multi-site, summer-long art event on and near the Duwamish River continues with two events tonight at Jack Block Park in West Seattle – an informal reception for three of the artists with installations at the park, starting at 6 pm, and “Reverberando,” a bilingual performance including music, dance, and singing, at 7 pm. Multiple locations in the park. (2130 Harbor SW)

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE WEST SEATTLE YMCA: 6 pm, free and open to the community, family fun for all ages, kids through seniors, at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor), as explained here. (36th/Snoqualmie)

CORNER BAR: The monthly Corner Bar at Highland Park Improvement Club starts at 6; Congress performs beginning at 7:30 – more here. (12th/Holden)

OUTDOOR MUSIC AT THE MOUNT: Providence Mount St. Vincent‘s summer concert series starts tonight, first of four consecutive Friday nights. The 85th Street Big Band performs at 6 pm; dinner and drinks are available for purchase starting at 5:30 – details including the menu are in our series preview. South side of The Mount’s campus. (4831 35th SW)

‘INTO THE WOODS’: Opening night for Twelfth Night Productions‘ musical, 7:30 pm at West Seattle High School Theater – details in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

MOVIES IN TWO PARKS: Two options for movie-watching outside tonight – “Big Hero 6″ at Delridge Community Center Park (Delridge/Genesee) to celebrate Delridge Day Eve, 7:30 pm; “Spare Parts” at the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene “park,” details here.

SECOND-TO-LAST NIGHT AT FEEDBACK LOUNGE: Saturday night is the grand finale for the Feedback Lounge in Morgan Junction, but tonight promises to be big too, with the penultimate party featuring Those Guys, 9:30 pm. (6451 California SW)


West Seattle Thursday: Star Anna @ Hiawatha; Emmet Cahill @ Youngstown; Delridge Grocery farm stand; Design Review…

August 6, 2015 at 9:04 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | Comments Off

Forecast for tonight – “mostly clear”! Good news for the outdoor events on our list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DELRIDGE GROCERY COOP FARM STAND: We’re welcoming the Delridge Grocery Cooperative Farm Stand as a new WSB sponsor, as they get ready for this week’s session – fresh-picked vegetables and fruit, in partnership with The Little Red Hen Project. Visit the farm stand to see what’s fresh this week, and meet more of your neighbors! 4-7 pm in the Super 24 parking lot. (5455 Delridge Way SW)

ROOT BEER FLOATS @ DELRIDGE CC: From the summer brochure for Seattle Parks, the Delridge Community Center Advisory Council is offering you a treat tonight – root-beer floats and games, 6-7 pm. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

STAR ANNA AT SUMMER CONCERTS @ HIAWATHA: 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, West Seattle-based star musician Star Anna takes the stage in the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s concert series. Free; bring chair, blanket, family, friends, picnic … (Walnut/Lander)

3RD DESIGN REVIEW FOR 4515 41ST SW: 6:30 pm, upstairs at the Senior Center of West Seattle, the memory-care center planned at 4515 41st SW is back before the Southwest Design Review Board. Public-comment opportunity included – review the design packet and other info here, then come see the presentation. (Oregon/California)

HIGH POINT & ALASKA JUNCTION ‘FOCUS GROUP’: Live/work in High Point? The Junction? Both areas’ crime/policing are at centerstage at tonight’s researcher-led “focus group” at the Southwest Precinct – backstory here; 6:30-7:30 pm. (2300 SW Webster)

JIM PAGE @ C & P: 7-9 pm at WSB sponsor C & P Coffee Company, see and hear the musician once called “a lyrical genius with a guitar.” (5612 California SW)

EMMET CAHILL @ YOUNGSTOWN: Irish singer and former Celtic Thunder member Emmet Cahill performs a solo concert at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 8 pm – details in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

HEY! That’s not everything. Look here.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates and alerts; ‘Throwback’ on Admiral

August 6, 2015 at 7:31 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 8 Comments

(Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:30 AM: All’s quiet on the traffic front so far. Alerts and Throwback Thursday photo to come.

7:44 AM: Today’s alerts:

SW ORCHARD AT DELRIDGE: For Seattle Public Utilities‘ project at Delridge/Orchard – “Between Thursday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 11, SPU crews will grind, pave, and stripe SW Orchard Street. This work will require the closure of the westbound lane on SW Orchard Street (east of Delridge Way SW). The westbound lane will be opened to traffic during non-work hours. During the closure, all westbound traffic will be diverted to the eastbound lane with the assistance of a traffic flagger.”

ALKI AVENUE & BEACH DRIVE PAVING: Lane closures are expected between 7 am and 7 pm for the SDOT paving project announced for Alki SW between the 1300 and 1700 blocks and for Beach Drive/61st/Spokane.

ADDED 7:59 AM – TRAFFIC THROWBACK THURSDAY: A century ago, in the 3100 block of Admiral Way:

That’s from the Seattle Municipal Archives – click the image to go to a page with a larger view. If the numbering is the same, that would have been right about here, toward the bottom of the east Admiral hill.

West Seattle Wednesday: Firefighter Story Time; Duwamish River kayak tour; more from the calendar…

August 5, 2015 at 10:57 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

(Last night’s Alki sunset, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)

Quick look at highlights for the rest of today/tonight – full list on our calendar:

FIREFIGHTER STORY TIME: 11:30 am, firefighters and SFD Chief Harold Scoggins are due at Delridge Library to help kids learn about fire prevention and safety. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: 4-7 pm, buy fresh-picked organic produce at the High Point Market Garden Farmstand and the visiting ROAR Mobile Farmstand. HP SHA residents are eligible for vouchers, available at the farm stand as well as at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, with half off all produce up to $10. (32nd/Juneau)

DUWAMISH RIVER KAYAK TOUR: Tonight at 6 pm, learn about the river and the Superfund – details here, including how to RSVP ASAP (which will get you the departure location – either West Seattle or South Park).

ADMIRAL WAY PROJECT @ BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD: The citywide Bicycle Advisory Board meets at City Hall tonight at 6, with three projects on the agenda, one in West Seattle, the Admiral Way Safety Project. Agenda here. (600 4th Ave., Room L280)

CRIME/COMMUNITY POLICING FOCUS GROUP: 6:30 pm tonight, if you live/work on Pigeon Point, you’re invited to come talk with the researcher who’s been convening “focus groups” for communities all around the peninsula, at the Southwest Precinct, 6:30 pm. (2300 SW Webster)

West Seattle Tuesday: Last chance to vote; Election Night parties; Night Out block parties; more!

August 4, 2015 at 11:15 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 1 Comment

Tonight brings two major events – the end of primary-election voting and start of vote-counting, aka Election Night, plus the annual community-building Night Out.

VOTE BY 8 PM! 51,000 of the 60,000 West Seattle/South Park ballots still had NOT been turned in as of last night. Here’s how you can still get your primary-election ballot in by the deadline:

-Get it to a US Postal Service box/post office/letter carrier by evening pickup so it’ll be postmarked today (remember, this requires a stamp, NOT the case for the KC Elections options below)

-Get it to a King County Elections ballot-dropoff van – there’s one at West Seattle Stadium (where we photographed the crew, above, on Monday afternoon, when they’d already received 200 ballots for the day) and one outside Greenbridge Library in White Center, both there until the 8 pm deadline

-Get it into a King County Elections dropbox – here’s the list of locations (also a deadline of 8 pm tonight.)

-Vote at a King County accessible-voting center (Seattle, Renton, or Bellevue) by 8 pm

ONE LAST MENTION OF OUR ‘LAST LOOK’: If you haven’t voted because you haven’t decided, our “Last Look” mini-guide might help. (We don’t do endorsements, but try to present as much information as possible, including, for that final report, video conversations with each of the 9 District 1 City Council candidates.)

ELECTION-NIGHT PARTIES: Starting around 7 pm, West Seattle/South Park will be full of them. Alphabetically by first name, the candidates whose parties we’ve heard about – including two at-large council candidates who happen to be West Seattleites:

Alon Bassok (Position 9) – Skylark
Brianna Thomas (District 1) – Loretta’s (South Park)
Chas Redmond (District 1) – Beveridge Place Pub
Lisa Herbold (District 1) – Feedback Lounge
Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9) – Talarico’s
Phillip Tavel (District 1) – The Bridge
Shannon Braddock (District 1) – Mission

(Any other candidates with a West Seattle or South Park election-night party? Please tell us in the comment section!)

WHEN WILL YOU SEE THE FIRST ELECTION RESULTS? King County publishes one set on Election Night, usually around 8:15 pm. We’ll of course have the highlights, and reaction, here.

Also happening today/tonight:

BIKEMOBILE BIKE REPAIRS: “Need a tuneup?? The BikeMobile is Bike Works’ new mobile repair truck, staffed by youth interns … Its purpose is to deliver bike repair service on a sliding scale to communities without bike shops and provide a platform for community engagement through bike repair.” 1:30-4 pm behind Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way)

NIGHT OUT: Block parties all over West Seattle, generally 6-9 pm – if you’re not going to one, be aware that many side streets will be blocked off for the occasion! We’ll be stopping at a few (thanks for the invites); if we don’t get to yours, please consider sending us a photo for inclusion in WSB as-it-happens coverage – editor@westseattleblog.com or tweet it to @westseattleblog or share it via the WSB Facebook page (we’ll republish on WSB) OR tag us on Instagram – thank you, and have a great party!

35TH SW QUESTIONS? After two meetings last month to unveil the first phase of safety changes for 35th SW, SDOT plans to be at tonight’s High Point Night Out event for anyone with questions, 6-8 pm at High Point Commons. (Morgan/Lanham)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm at Delridge Library – for kids of all ages. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE? Maybe you’ll find it in the full list of today’s events, on our calendar.

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