West Seattle, Washington
Highlights for the rest of your West Seattle Monday:
LOW-LOW TIDE: Not quite as low as the weekend’s low-low tides, but still very low, at -3.1 feet at 1:12 pm, with Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists out at Constellation and Lincoln Parks from 11 am to 3 pm.
COLMAN POOL: Noon-7 pm, the outdoor saltwater pool on the shore at Lincoln Park is open – here’s the schedule. Access via foot/bicycle.
ALL-AGES QUIZ: 7:30 pm Mondays at The Skylark, all-ages quiz, with prizes. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
(Blood star, photographed by Peter Commons during Saturday’s low-low tide)
The hottest temperatures so far this year are expected today – lots of ways to get outdoors, but bring hats, water, etc.! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Final day of the Pacific Northwest Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships at Southwest Athletic Complex. 8:30 am-3 pm; see the schedule here. (2801 SW Thistle)
WEST SEATTLE GARDEN TOUR: Today’s the day! 9 am-5 pm, tour a dozen gardens. Self-guided but you need the $25 ticket book to get the map, locations, and admission to any and all gardens. If you haven’t bought one in advance, they’re available 8-11 am at Metropolitan Market (41st/42nd/Admiral Way; WSB sponsor) and starting at 9 am at West Seattle Nursery (California/Brandon).
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: The West Seattle Summer Showdown wraps up at the WSHS Gym with 9 am games. (3000 California SW)
KIM O’DONNEL COOKS @ WSFM: 11 am-12:30 pm, best-selling cookbook author (and West Seattleite) Kim O’Donnel cooks at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market – recipes are from her newest book PNW Veg, which you can buy nearby at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor). More info here. (California between Alaska and Oregon)
WADING POOL & SPRAYPARK: Keep the little ones cool at Lincoln Park Wading Pool (8011 Fauntleroy SW) and/or Highland Park Spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), both open today 11 am- 8 pm.
LOW-LOW TIDE: Again today, the tide will be all the way out to -3.6 feet (at 12:25 pm). Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are back at Constellation and Lincoln Parks, too, 10:30 am-2:30 pm.
FREE BOOK SWAP: 1 pm-3 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, free book swap – drop off books for any ages, after noon. Part of the campaign to save Reading Partners tutoring at Highland Park Elementary. (1116 SW Holden)
ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 1 pm-4 pm (last group at 3:40 pm), tour the historic Alki Point Lighthouse, free, with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. (3201 Alki SW)
MODE MUSIC STUDIOS OPEN-MIC FUNDRAISER @ SKYLARK: It’s the fifth month of the Get On Stage/Get Involved open-microphone session/fundraiser presented by Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor) next door at The Skylark, starting with signups at 3 pm, performances at 4 pm. This month’s beneficiary is Mary’s Place, which helps families experiencing homelessness. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
SILVER LINING BAND: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
MONTY BANKS WITH THE DRIFTWOOD TRIO: “A mix of Rat Pack swing, traditional jazz and New Orleans R&B” at Parliament Tavern, starting at 7 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
And if you’re headed off-peninsula …
Lots of ways to enjoy the warm sunshine during this first weekend of summer!
(added) PACIFIC NW JUNIOR OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2nd of 3 days at Southwest Athletic Complex, with competition scheduled 8:30 am-4:20 pm. Scroll down this form for the schedule. (2801 SW Thistle)
MORGAN JUNCTION LITTER CLEANUP: Meet at 9 am by the ATM in the New Teriyaki & Wok/Domino’s parking lot. All ages welcome. Cleanup scheduled to continue until 10:30 am. (6540 California SW)
WEST DUWAMISH GREENBELT HIKE: 9 am guided hike – details here. Meet in Riverview parking lot. (12th SW/SW Myrtle)
WEST SEATTLE LINUX USERS’ GROUP: 9 am-10:30 am, every-two-weeks meetup at Fauntleroy YMCA. (9140 California SW)
FREE TAI CHI ON ALKI: 9 am, by Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza. All welcome. Taught by Lao-Shi Caylen Storm. (61st SW/Alki SW)
CLEAN UP ALKI WITH SEAL SITTERS: 9:30 am-noon, it’s the “Sentinels of the Sound” cleanup to help protect wildlife from beach litter. Meet at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza. (61st SW/Alki SW)
LOWER FAUNTLEROY TREE WALK: Join Tree Ambassador Al Rouyer, 10 am-noon. Meet at the Fauntleroy Creek fish-ladder overlook. Details here. (Upper Fauntleroy Way/SW Director)
LINCOLN PARK WADING POOL OPENS: 11 am-8 pm, first day of the season for West Seattle’s 7-day-a-week (provided temps are 70+) wading pool, by the play area in north upper Lincoln Park. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
(added) HIGHLAND PARK SPRAYPARK OPENS: Seattle Parks just confirmed this morning that Highland Park Spraypark WILL open today as announced, though not at 100 percent, and although work at the park around it isn’t entirely done yet. 11 am-8 pm. (1100 SW Cloverdale)
FIELD DAY: At the south end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, it’s all about amateur (ham) radio for 24 hours:
Two local groups — the Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service, and the Puget Sound Repeater Group — will be joining up again this year and conducting operations from 11 AM Saturday June 24 continuously through 11 AM Sunday June 25. The public is invited to come see the event, learn about amateur radio and emergency communications, and even try their hand at making contact with another radio operator — perhaps in a remote part of the world!
Just stop by! (6000 16th SW)
LOW-LOW TIDE: At 11:38 am, the tide bottoms out at an EXTREMELY low point: -3.6 feet. Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists will be at Constellation and Lincoln Parks 10 am-2 pm if you have questions. (Look for the signs)
COLMAN POOL SEASON CONTINUES: Noon to 7 pm, the outdoor, heated saltwater pool on the shore at Lincoln Park is open. Here’s the schedule. (Walk or bike from either end of the park)
NO ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS TODAY: Saturday tours are canceled again this week, but you’ll be able to tour tomorrow.
KITE FESTIVAL: The Seattle Chinese Garden at the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus invites you to today’s annual Kite Festival, 2-6 pm. Bring your own kite or buy one there. 3 pm martial-arts performance. Suggested admission donation $3 for adults, youth free. Details here. (6000 16th SW)
URBAN HOMESTEAD FOUNDATION BLOCK PARTY: 3-5 pm at the future Dakota Homestead property, the Urban Homestead Foundation invites you to “bring a dish to share, meet your neighbors and learn more about the exciting progress our community is making in purchasing this land. We’ll have activities for kids and urban agriculture information for adults.” (50th SW/SW Dakota)
LIVE MUSIC AT SALTY’S: Harrison B performs at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-9 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)
LIVE MUSIC AT WHISKY WEST: Triangular Jazztet, 9-11 pm at Whisky West, no cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)
LIVE MUSIC AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: “A psychedelic liquid light show” with Infinite Flux, Sower, & Sabertooth at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LIVE MUSIC AT THE SKYLARK: Skullbot, Green River Thrillers, and The Grindylow, 9 pm. $7 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
WITH ALL THAT, THERE’S *STILL* MORE … check our complete-calendar page.
Summer is really here! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
LOW-LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Until 1 pm, Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are back at Lincoln and Constellation Parks to assist while you explore at a very low tide: -3.2 feet at 10:52 am.
BLOOD DRIVE: Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood is hosting a blood drive today, 1-7 pm, with a break 3-4 pm. If you don’t have an appointment, check to see if walk-up spots are available. (39th SW/SW Thistle)
COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD’S DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS: 2-5:30 pm today, City Councilmember Lisa Herbold is at the South Park Community Center for in-district office hours – drop-ins welcome. (8319 8th Ave. S.)
WEST SEATTLE SUMMER SHOWDOWN ’17: High-school boys’ basketball at West Seattle High School, all weekend, starting at 4:30 pm today – local team Seattle Lutheran plays Puyallup at 7:30 pm. (3000 California SW)
THE ALOHA SHREDDERS: Father and son duo perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
(updated) ‘RAW, RUSTIC VERSE’: Live music at Parliament Tavern with The Spoils, and The Demon Rind, 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
And a note in case you hear them:
FIREWORKS TONIGHT … after the Mariners’ game at Safeco Field. Sometimes the sound carries across the bay.
6:59 AM: The first weekend of summer is almost here. No incidents in/from our area so far.
SCHOOL’S ALMOST OUT: Today is the final full day of school for Seattle Public Schools; Monday is the last day of classes, with one-hour early dismissal.
WEEKEND EVENTS: Here’s the SDOT roundup of what’s happening around the city.
FERRY SCHEDULE CHANGE: Washington State Ferries‘ summer schedule starts Sunday.
WEATHER ADVISORY: You’ve heard it’s going to get hot this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for noon Saturday to 9 pm Sunday – with highs potentially into the 90s.
(Newly fledged female downy woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
LOW-LOW TIDE, WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Another round of low-low tides starts today, and Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists will be out at Constellation and Lincoln Parks 9 am-noon today. (Low tide is -2.4 feet at 10:06 am)
MAYORAL FORUM: The West Seattle Democratic Women are hosting a mayoral-candidates forum at 11:45 am at West Seattle Golf Course. Details in our calendar listing, including reservation information. (4470 35th SW)
COLMAN POOL REOPENS: Seattle Parks says the pool’s mechanical problem is fixed and the saltwater pool on the shore at Lincoln Park is ready to reopen – that means today is the belated start of its 7-day-a-week schedule for summer, noon-7 pm.
RESTAURANT SUCCESS ORIENTATION: 3-4:30 pm at Delridge Library, “learn about resources available for restaurant and mobile food business owners.” (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE? Before the official Sound Transit work on the West Seattle light-rail line starts later this year, bring your thoughts on routing and stations to the West Seattle Transportation Coalition‘s community-led workshop tonight. 6-9 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9140 California SW)
VESSELS AND WHALES: Presented by The Whale Trail at the Dakota Place Park Building, 7 pm – learn about the ECHO Program, working to reduce the impact of vessels on whales in our region’s waters. Full details here, including how to check if tickets remain for tonight’s talk. (California SW/SW Dakota)
ACOUSTIC SINGER-SONGWRITERS: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, William Hall, Amanda Navares and Below Blackstar perform. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THERE’S MORE … just check our complete-calendar page.
(Band-tailed pigeon, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
For the first full day of summer, here are the highlights, most from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WATER TAXI PIER 50 OPEN HOUSE: 3:30 pm-6:30 pm, look for the Water Taxi tent at Pier 50 to find out more about the changes coming later this summer when the Colman Dock project moves into construction mode – a temporary service interruption followed by longer-term (but not permanent) dock-location and schedule changes. (See our previous report for more backstory.)
END-OF-SCHOOL-YEAR PARTY: Though the last day of school isn’t until Monday (for Seattle Public Schools, anyway), you can celebrate early at Delridge Community Center, 4-6 pm. Details here. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
POP-UP CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: The West Seattle Helpline‘s Clothesline has another pop-up event at High Point Library, 4:30-5:45 pm, with free clothing for anyone in need, no questions asked. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: First of two graduation ceremonies tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex. 5 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)
COMMUNITY GENERAL STORE SOLSTICE PARTY: 5-8 pm, stop by the Community General Store and celebrate the first full day of summer on the patio. “We’ll celebrate with music, food, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and outdoor fun.” (5214 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY DROP-IN EVENT: 5:30-7 pm at Southwest Library, find out more about the “most promising route” for the future greenway, and share your feedback. Also be sure to answer the online survey. Here’s our original report. (9010 35th SW)
ORCA HALF REGISTRATION + YOGA: Tonight’s group run at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), 6:15 pm, includes your chance to register for the September 24th Orca Half and a yoga session. (2743 California SW)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Neighborhood House High Point. We’ll add agenda highlights later if/when we get them. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: Second of two graduation ceremonies tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex. 8 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)
DEADGRASS: Grateful Dead meets bluegrass, 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THE FUTURE AWAITS … look ahead days, weeks, months via our complete-calendar page.
(Parent and fledgling black-capped chickadees, photographed by Danny McMillin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today and tonight:
OFFICE JUNCTION FAREWELL PARTY: Former proprietors Christine and Stefan – the space is now under new ownership and a new name, West Seattle Coworking – invite friends and collaborators to their farewell party, 6:30-9:30 pm. (6040 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: Bring your neighborhood crime/safety concerns to local police at the monthly WSCPC meeting at the Southwest Precinct. This month’s guest is scheduled to be SPD Gang Unit commander Lt. Marc Garth-Green. 7 pm, all welcome. (2300 SW Webster)
UNPLUGGED – A MUSICAL GATHERING: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “an informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes.” 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, “unbridled bluegrass, Irish and folk tunes with a side of punk.” (4210 SW Admiral Way)
SOLSTICE SUNSET WATCH, WITH ECLIPSE INFO: West Seattle’s NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen will be at Solstice Park tonight for her 33rd solstice/equinox sunset watch, even if it’s cloudy. It’s also her last scheduled event before August’s solar eclipse, so she’ll be talking about eclipse-viewing, too! 8:45 pm (sunset at 9, and the actual solstice moment is less than half an hour later) – full details on her website. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
(Looking eastward over Alki Point, to Schmitz Park and beyond – photographed Friday by Long Bach Nguyen)
Looking ahead to the rest of today/tonight:
WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE: Not in West Seattle, but not far – the WSLL Majors champs, the Red Sox, play tonight in a regional championship game at Rainier Playfield, 6:15 pm, and you’re invited to go cheer them on. (3700 South Alaska)
MADISON MS CONCERT: The Madison Middle School Band performs its spring concert tonight at 7 pm. (45th SW/SW Spokane)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar!
(Female Rufous Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
The official start of summer is three days away, but today’s events truly kick off the West Seattle summer season:
RELAY FOR LIFE CLOSING CEREMONY: 7:30 am at Hiawatha, it’s the end of this year’s Relay for Life-West Seattle all-night cancer-fighting fundraiser. (2700 California SW)
GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY PAINTING PARTY: 9 am-noon, it’s prep time, and 12:30 pm-3 pm it’s painting and cleanup time, as previewed here – show up at either or both of those times if you can help! (4320 SW Myrtle)
ADMIRAL ADOPT-A-STREET: 9 am-noon, all volunteers welcome at the quarterly Admiral Neighborhood Association cleanup – meet at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor), where pre- and post-cleanup treats will be provided. (42nd/Admiral)
WEST DUWAMISH GREENBELT TRAILS WORK PARTY CANCELED: FYI, in case it was on your list.
WEST SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY FEEDBACK: Last weekend, we reported that SDOT had gone public with the “most promising route” for the next West Seattle “greenway.” This morning, 10 am-11:30 am at Uptown Espresso in The Junction, you can bring questions and comments to SDOT at a drop-in event. (California/Edmunds/Erskine)
MORGAN JUNCTION COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: 10 am-5 pm in Morgan Junction Park, plus behind Zeeks Pizza (WSB sponsor)/Whisky West, and inbetween, it’s the Morgan Community Association-presented festival, with entertainment, food, kids’ activities, and vendors/community organizations. Just one of many highlights: The Bubbleman at 10:30 am. Festival co-sponsors include WSB. Lots of info in our most-recent preview. (West side of California, north of Fauntleroy Way)
WESTWOOD VILLAGE STREET FAIR: 10 am-6 pm at Westwood Village, with Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) promising giveaways including free polishing cloths, ring pops, and superhero bling! Plus, the fair offers local artists and businesses, four bands, dance teams, kids’ crafts, face painting, balloons, a pet-costume contest, inflatable bouncy toys, and the always-popular train. Plus superhero visits. (2600 SW Barton)
And right across the street …
ROXHILL BOG TOURS: 11 am-3 pm, everyone’s invited to join Roxhill Elementary students at Roxhill Bog for tours, lunch, mariachi, and more, as noted at the end of this WSB report earlier this week. (29th/Barton)
NO ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS TODAY: But they’ll resume on Sunday.
ART OPENING AT DELRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER PARK: Opening of “Passing By,” work by local artist Kalina Chung that “utilizes a mint color that is representative of Cottage Grove Court, an iconic housing complex in the Delridge community. The artwork interacts with this growing city and the effects on neighborhoods, creating a conversation on gentrified-affected architecture.” 3-6 pm in the field at the community center’s park. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
(added) BLOCK PARTY: 5-10 pm on 23rd Ave SW. From Diana: “Neighbors, bring your favorite chair, dish, and beverage! Road will be closed during duration from 6368/6369 to 6512 23rd Ave SW (Access by residents and emergency services only!).”
ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: Originals and covers, live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
SUE QUIGLEY CD RELEASE: Local musician’s 4th CD! Live at Whisky West, 8 pm. 21+. (6451 California SW)
BUCKETS OF RAIN: Live at Parliament Tavern, 9 am-midnight. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Five highlights for tonight:
RELAY FOR LIFE-WEST SEATTLE: The annual overnight relay to raise money to fight cancer is happening at Hiawatha Playfield this year, and it starts at 6 tonight. You’re invited to stop by for events including the survivors’ lap (6:30 pm) and luminarias (10 pm). It continues until the closing ceremony at 7:30 am Saturday. (2700 California SW)
MOVIE NIGHT AT HPIC: Doors open at 6 at Highland Park Improvement Club, short at 6:15, main feature – “Sing!” – at 7. Free, but bring money for concessions. (1116 SW Holden)
BOBCAT BOB: Guitarist and song stylist Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
FREAKS FOR THE FESTIVAL – THE RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK JAZZ PARTY: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, “a celebration of life with music, poetry, and art.” $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
COMEDY SHOWCASE: 9 pm (doors @ 8) at The Skylark. $10. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
PREVIEW YOUR WEEKEND … on our complete-calendar page!
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:
CHEF-IN-RESIDENCE: Best-selling cookbook author Kim O’Donnel is the new West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) chef in residence and starting this week, on Growing Washington CSA produce pickup day at the Y, she’ll “be cooking from a farm box, Iron Chef style, around 4:30 pm … Public invited – not required to be signed up for farm box to stop by and have a taste of what I’ve cooked up.” (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)
SEE, DISCUSS THE DESIGN FOR DELRIDGE WETLANDS: You’re invited to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 6-9 pm tonight for an open house focused on the proposed design for the Delridge Wetlands project. See it and comment on it! In the South Classroom. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT: The photo above is from the end of West Seattle High School Jazz Band‘s recent trip to New York City – the recording session that concluded the trip. The jazz musicians and other WSHS ensembles will perform for you tonight at 7 pm in their end-of-school-year concert. Free. (3000 California SW)
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC. Topics include an SPD update, a noise survey, and the ongoing Your Voice/Your Choice park/street project vote. (6115 SW Hinds)
BELLY DANCING: The monthly Alauda showcase at The Skylark is at 7:30 tonight. Free, all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
SETH ALEXANDER QUINTET AND BAD LUCK: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, “modern original jazz.” No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
(Bald eagle, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Highlights of what’s ahead today/tonight:
CAKE LINGERIE MATERNITY PARTY: 11 am-4 pm at the new Junction storefront of Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor), come see the new collections Cake Maternity has created for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Discounts and freebies, too. (4727 44th SW)
CITY COUNCIL INCOME-TAX HEARING: Downtown at City Hall, with 4:30 pm signups to speak, 5 pm hearing continuing until everyone’s been heard from:
City Council’s Finance Committee will host a public hearing this evening on the proposal for an income tax on high-income residents, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park) and Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle). There will be a brief overview presentation of the legislation at the top of the meeting.
The proposal would pursue a more progressive form of taxation, placing a 2 percent tax on joint filers’ income over $500,000 and individual tax filers’ income over $250,000. The estimated $125 million in new annual revenue would allow the City to lower the burden associated with property taxes and other regressive taxes, replace federal funding potentially lost through President Trump’s budget cuts, enhance public services such as housing, education, transit, and create green jobs while meeting the City’s carbon reduction goals.
The council could vote as soon as next month. (601 5th Avenue)
MAYORAL FORUM @ 34TH DEMS: 7 pm tonight at The Hall at Fauntleroy, the 34th District Democrats expect at least half a dozen of the mayoral candidates to participate in their forum, which they say might be followed by an endorsement decision. (9131 California SW)
MADISON JAZZ CONCERT: 7 pm, Madison Middle School‘s jazz musicians present their spring concert. (45th SW/SW Spokane)
THE BILLY JOE SHOW: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, “honky tonk for the soul with Billy Joe Huels of The Dusty 45s, featuring Robin Cady, Kohen Burrill, and guitar legend Rod Cook.” No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Thanks to Claudio for the photo of the Breitling DC-3, which you might see flying over West Seattle again today – it’s stopping at Boeing Field today during its quest to become the oldest airplane to fly around the globe. Meantime, highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
MEDI-LEG DAY AT NURTURING EXPRESSIONS: 11 am-4 pm, stop by Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) in The Junction for free leg-health screenings and to find out more about compression stockings, socks, sleeves, and garments. Giveaways and treats. At Nurturing Expressions’ new location, featured here on Monday. (4727 44th SW)
JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, JuNO meets, with the agenda including:
Jennifer Burbridge from the Seattle Police Department will be speaking about current crime prevention issues in our neighborhood. We will also receive an update from the JuNO Land Use Committee on the status of MHA/HALA. Additional discussion items on the agenda include:
Fauntleroy Boulevard Improvement – discussion with updates
Green Spaces in WS Junction – discussion and ideas for incorporating more public green spaces into the community
JuNO Community Engagement and Membership Drive Event – organizers and volunteers needed
JuNO Booth at WS Street Fair – ideas and volunteers needed
Junction Plaza Park cleanup – date proposals
All welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm board meeting at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, all welcome. (9141 California SW)
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm meeting at The Sanctuary at Admiral, all welcome. (Added) Agenda info:
Help us kick off the summer and join us for our June meeting to discuss some of ANA’s biggest events of the year.
HALA Rezoning: ANA letter to the city
Summer Concert Series update & discussion
4th of July Parade sale staffing and coordination
(42nd SW/SW Lander)
BOOZERS! “Psychedelic jam” live at Parliament Tavern, starting at 8 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, as the week begins:
OPENING DAY FOR B’S PO BOY: The new Cajun restaurant on Alki opens at 11 am today; here’s our preview. (2738 Alki SW)
COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: 5-7 pm, bring your gloves, and join the weekly work party/meet up as you find out more about this local resource on the northeast end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)
FRIENDS OF ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: The group formerly known as the Roxhill Elementary PTSA meets in the school library tonight at 6 pm. The agenda includes planning for playground improvements at EC Hughes before Roxhill is moved there in fall 2018. (30th SW/SW Roxbury)
EVENING BOOK GROUP AT ADMIRAL LIBRARY: 6:45 pm, all are welcome to join the evening book group meeting at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s book is “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin. (2306 42nd SW)
(Anna’s Hummingbirds, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Good morning! from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (where you’ll find even more):
WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE: Championship play today, and you’re invited to watch, starting at 9:30 am, at Bar-S Playfields. (Admiral Way SW/65th SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: More new, fresh items are showing up every week here in peak season. 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)
COLMAN POOL: Another pre-season weekend at the outdoor saltwater pool on the shore at Lincoln Park, with swim sessions noon-7 pm. Here’s the schedule.
LOW TIDE, WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Low tide today is -1.5 feet at 12:47 pm; between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, you’ll find Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists at Constellation and Lincoln Parks.
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN: Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, noon-4 pm. (61st SW/SW Stevens)
ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Visit the historic lighthouse for a free tour with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary between 1 pm and 4 pm – be there by 3:40 pm for the last one. (3201 Alki SW)
LINCOLN PARK NATURE WALK: Jonathan Hover will lead a nature walk focused on edible and medicinal plants, 3-5 pm. Check to see if there’s still room. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
THE WELL SAID: Duo performing with vintage small guitars from the 1930s @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
STEPHANIE KITSON & DANNY LACKER: 7 pm at Parliament Tavern – “R&B and hip-hop arrangements of original material.” No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
From the WSB inbox:
MISDELIVERED PACKAGE: Jenny R says this was not a case of package theft – the US Postal Service shows her package was delivered today, and she was home when her carrier left only envelopes. This is something that can’t just be replaced so she’s wondering if you can check YOUR porch or other delivery spot:
I know people have things misdelivered all the time, but this was a custom-made dress I bought for my upcoming 40th birthday and 15th wedding anniversary, so I’m wondering if neighbors can check their front porches for a priority box addressed to me. I live in the 9400 block of 21st Ave SW. I’m sad.
If you ended up with Jenny’s package, let us know. (SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE: Jenny reports in comments that it was delivered four blocks away and has been returned to her!)
SOLICITOR SUSPICION: Reports of suspicion-sparking door-to-door solicitors are starting to surge again – here’s one, from Bill:
Wanted to alert neighbors of a very aggressive door-to-door solicitor. He said he was looking for donations to attend culinary school. He claimed to be a neighbor and mentioned one of my neighbors by first name. He had a wad of folded/laminated papers, but no badge that I could see. I thanked him and told him I was not interested, but he persisted. I told him two more times I was not interested, then finally had to ask him (twice) to leave my property. As he was walking away, he made a disparaging comment about me being rude.
With door-to-door season seeming to rev up, we’re reminding you about the major rules. As most recently published here last fall:
*Door-to-door (residential) selling is allowed between 8 am-9 pm.
*The entity for whom the seller is working has to have a license, and the seller (agent) must have ID showing the license and the agent’s name: “All licensees and agents shall conspicuously display on their outer clothing their residential sales license or residential sales agent licenses when selling.” If you choose to open the door, ask to see it immediately: “Each residential seller or agent shall, immediately upon contacting the prospective buyer, disclose to the prospective buyer his/her name, company, and the product or service represented.”
*Solicitors are required to honor a “no soliciting” sign if you have one. Whether you do or don’t, they’re also required to honor this part of the code: “If requested to do so, (the agent) shall leave the premises immediately.”
Read the full set of rules by going here.. And note the city says they don’t apply to sellers of “newspapers, or fresh or perishable food items”; nor is a license required for a person who turns up at your door seeking charity donations. (That of course does not mean you can’t ask for ID or further information on what a donation would go toward.)
If you do buy something from a solicitor, you have cancellation rights.
Welcome to a busy summer Saturday in West Seattle!
ROLL HAWKS 5K: First year for a brand-new benefit run, starting at 9 am at the waterfront picnic shelters in Lincoln Park, with proceeds going to the Chief Sealth International High School Cross-Country Team. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
MURRAY ‘WET-WEATHER FACILITY’ CELEBRATION: 10 am-noon, you’re invited to the community celebration at the combined-sewer-overflow-control facility across from Lowman Beach Park – details here, including the event schedule. Here’s our sneak peek from a tour earlier this week. (48th SW/Beach Drive/Lincoln Park Way)
WEST SIDE ARTISTS’ TOUR: Visit any or all of four participating studios, 10 am-8 pm. Map, addresses, and list can be found here.
LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: 10:30 am-1:30 pm, Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists will be back at Constellation and Lincoln Parks to assist with your low-tide exploring. Today’s low tide is -1.4 feet at 12:12 pm.
WEST SEATTLE BASEBALL: Celebrate West Seattle Baseball‘s new Snack Shack at the Pee-Wee fields at lower Riverview Playfield, starting at 11 am, ribboncutting at 11:45, Pinto and Mustang championship games start at 1 pm. (7226 12th SW)
TRIBUTE TO CASS TURNBULL: 12:30 pm at the SSC Arboretum, a plaque will be placed in tribute to the late Plant Amnesty founder Cass Turnbull – details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
NO ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS:The Coast Guard Auxiliary had to cancel them for today. On for tomorrow, though, 1-4 pm.
WINE RELEASE: 2-7 pm, new wines will be poured at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – 2016 Perseverance Viognier and 2016 PORCH Rose’ of Syrah:
You can try and buy the rest of Viscon’s selections, too! (5910 California SW)
(TIME CORRECTED TO 2 PM) LAFAYETTE’S ‘LITTLE MERMAID’: Last chance to see this year’s Lafayette Elementary production! **2 pm** at West Seattle High School Theater, “Little Mermaid Jr.” is back on the stage. Ticket info’s in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
TLC FOR FAIRMOUNT PLAYFIELD PARK GREENBELT: 3:30-6 pm, come help Fairmount Playfield‘s volunteer forest steward Christine Deppe continue clearing invasive plants so that hundreds of new native plants can replace them later this year. (Fauntleroy Way/SW Brandon)
ALBUM SIDE SATURDAY: Fun new drop-in event at Highland Park Improvement Club, 4 pm-8 pm. Chick’n Fix food truck will be there 4-7 pm; HPIC DJs will play their favorite vinyl album sides; the bar’ll be open; paper-airplane-making too. All welcome! (1116 SW Holden)
NORTHWEST FIRELIGHT CHORALE: “They sing, they dance (a special brand of “choralography”), and they have a meaningful mission — to invite the opening of people’s hearts to love and healing through inspired rehearsals and performances of soul-stirring music” – and you can see and hear them tonight at 7:30 pm at Fauntleroy Church. More info in our calendar listing.
TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Live at Whisky West, 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)
EVEN MORE … on our complete calendar!
Thanks to Lindsi Griggs for today’s featured photo, a barred owl photographed during a walk along Longfellow Creek last night, near the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 campus. Besides birdwatching, here’s what you can do in West Seattle today/tonight:
LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: This morning’s low tide (-1.3 feet at 11:39 am) isn’t mega-low, but low enough for some good beach-walking, and the Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out at Constellation and Lincoln Parks, 10 am-1 pm.
WEST SIDE ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR: 4-10 pm, tour four local studios – here’s the map and list. (If you can’t do it today/tonight, the tour continues on Saturday!)
(added) VISCON CELLARS’ NEW WINES: Two new wines are being released by Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tonight and tomorrow – “great summer wines, just in time for the sun!” says Ben Viscon. The wines are 2016 Perseverance Viognier and 2016 PORCH Rose’ of Syrah. Pouring 5-9 tonight and 2-7 Saturday. (5910 California SW)
CONCERT AND DANCE: Chief Sealth International High School Jazz Band, Denny International Middle School Jazz Band, and Jazz Underground are all on the bill for a concert and dance tonight in the Sealth Galleria, 6 pm dance lesson, 7 pm concert and open dance floor. Free; donations welcome. (2600 SW Thistle)
JOHN BRAZELL: 7-9 pm, singer/songwriter live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), performing with Browder Sister. (5612 California SW)
METAL MEN, GUARDIAN ALIEN: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern – don’t miss the description. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
FOUR BANDS: See The Skylark‘s slate here. 9 pm. $7 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
P.S. Last day of school for some in our area – see the list in our morning traffic-watch coverage!
Before we get to what’s up for today/tonight – anybody able to ID that chipmunk? Mark says it has “taken up residence in our yard on Gatewood Hill. Over the 32 years we have lived in our house we’ve never seen a chipmunk in the neighborhood, and I’m not at all sure they are all that common in our part of town. I’ve seen plenty over the years in the foothills and higher peaks of the Cascades and Olympics, but not in our suburban environment.”
Now – to calendar highlights.
DINE OUT FOR HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND: 15 percent of proceeds today/tonight at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center (open until 9 pm) will support the Highland Park Elementary playground project – watch for an update on the project here later today! (9614 14th SW)
DRAWING & WINE AT LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: 4-6 pm on second Thursdays, stop by the Log House Museum and sip wine while drawing – perhaps inspired by the courtyard garden. Free, but donations welcome. (61st SW/SW Stevens)
WEST SEATTLE ART WALK, FEATURING MAKERS MARKET: Another new addition for tonight’s WS Art Walk – a Makers’ Market in Junction Plaza Park! It starts at 5 pm in the park at 42nd SW/SW Alaska. Info’s in this month’s Art Walk roundup, which also has highlights from some of the regular stops on the map:
At Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), you’ll find Fritz Rud and his unique work:
As explained on the Click! blog, “West Seattle local Fritz Rud pairs salvaged vintage equipment with his own custom woodworking to create sculptural objects for listening to music on your phone.” (4540 California SW)
Remember that the Art Walk now includes supporting food and drink specials at some venues – that includes Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor), where there’s no tasting fee on Art Walk night. Viscon’s newest releases are available for tasting and purchase, and you can meet artist Lindsay Peyton. (5910 California SW)
OPEN HOUSE AT ‘THE BUILDING’: 6-9 pm, this Gatewood building full of art and artists welcomes you to stop by tonight for its “Spring Into Summer Open House.” (4316 SW Othello)
AND THERE’S MORE … on our complete calendar.
Things you can do in West Seattle today/tonight:
WHALE-WATCHING: The humpback sightings resumed early this morning off Beach Drive and Alki – last night happy shore-based whale watchers watched two until they were out of sight. Thanks to Jim Borrow for the photo above from last night (see more photos in our sunset story), and to Vanessa Fox for Twitter reports early today.
And from our calendar:
DISASTER BOOK CLUB: 6 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library: “Join Seattle Office of Emergency Management *(staffer) and author Steve Olson to discuss his award-winning book ‘Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens‘.” (2306 42nd SW)
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at Senior Center/Sisson Building, with the agenda including the now-open Your Voice, Your Choice vote and the plan to rechannelize Avalon Way as part of the 2019 paving project. (4217 SW Oregon)
DELRIDGE GROCERY: All invited to tonight’s Delridge Grocery Co-op board meeting, 6:30 pm at Cottage Grove Commons, to find out how to get involved in the next phase of trying to get the store open. RSVP requested at firstname.lastname@example.org. (5444 Delridge Way SW)
ST. PETERSBURG MEN’S ENSEMBLE: 7 pm, in concert at Peace Lutheran Church – details in our calendar listing. (39th SW/SW Thistle)
HANK WILLIAMS TRIBUTE: 13 musicians performing his work, 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
(Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Ahlness and shared via the WSB Flickr group)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here’s some of what’s ahead today/tonight:
ALL-METRO LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME: 3:30 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex – come cheer for local high-school-baseball standouts! (2801 SW Thistle)
TRIANGLE IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE: 4:30-7 pm, the citizens’ committee working on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route challenges has its next meeting in the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church, with a report planned on the recent four-day experiment in changing tollbooth procedures at Fauntleroy. All welcome. (9140 California SW)
DREAM DINNERS OPEN HOUSE: As previewed here last night, two sessions tonight offer you the chance to make three dinners for a discount, plus sample some of what Dream Dinners-West Seattle (WSB sponsor) has to offer. E-mail or phone (info’s in the preview) to see if slots are left at 5 or 6:30.
WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 6:15 pm at Southwest Library. The meeting is scheduled to include a chance to vote in-person on the Your Voice, Your Choice projects (more info in this WSB story). (35th SW/SW Henderson)
WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB: 7 pm meeting at West Seattle High School, all welcome to come find out how this community group is working to help WSHS athletes. (3000 California SW)
JARED MITCHELL & THE WING TIPS: 8-11 pm, pop-py Americana music at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Quick look at 4 highlights for your Monday:
DRUMMING CIRCLE: 3 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle. (4217 SW Oregon)
COMMUNITY ORCHARD MEETUP: 5-7 pm today and most Mondays, you’re invited to visit the Community Orchard of West Seattle on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus for a meetup/work party. Bring gloves and water and be ready to help and learn! (6000 16th SW)
TINKERLAB ACADEMY: FUTURE FASHION: 6-8 pm at Delridge Library: “In this three-part series, learn basic circuitry and sewing as you add LEDs to textiles to create Future Fashion. Drop-in activities will also be available each week.” Part of the ongoing free STEM-based Tinkerlab craft activities; all ages welcome. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
ALL-AGES MONDAY QUIZ: 7:30 pm at The Skylark. Prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)
LOOK AHEAD … to the rest of this week and beyond, via our complete-calendar page!