West Seattle Blog... » WS miscellaneous http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:58:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle Tuesday: T-Day minus two; here’s what to do http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-tuesday-t-day-minus-two-heres-what-to-do/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-tuesday-t-day-minus-two-heres-what-to-do/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:30:58 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=293248

(Golden-crowned kinglet, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)
A few notes for the rest of today:

ONLY A DRILL: The King County Sheriff’s Office confirms this tactical drill is still on for today despite the murky weather. So just FYI, you might notice some helicopter/maritime traffic passing here en route to Des Moines.

ARTS/CRAFTS AND BAKE SALE: The “mini-Harvest Festival” sale at the Senior Center of West Seattle is under way until 1 pm. (Oregon/California)

WEST SEATTLE LAND USE COMMITTEE: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, the still-fledgling committee meant to take a peninsula-wide view of issues related to development and zoning has its next meeting, and it’s still in the formative stages – all are more than welcome, even if just to sit and observe. (Oregon/California)

LADIES SING THE BLUES: 8 pm, special all-star edition of Blues To Do at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (6451 California SW)

PLANNING FOR THANKSGIVING? LOOKING AHEAD? The WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide has dozens and dozens of listings and infobits to help you find everything holidayish on this side of the bay.

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West Seattle Monday: Keeping kids safe; pre-holiday help… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-monday-keeping-kids-safe-pre-holiday-help/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-monday-keeping-kids-safe-pre-holiday-help/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:54:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=293064

(Sanderlings, photographed by Mark Wangerin; click picture to see larger image)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, what’s up today/tonight …

FOOD DRIVE’S FINAL DAY @ MARINATION: If you’re heading to Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) at Seacrest – or anyplace else in the vicinity – take a nonperishable item for the final day of the donation drive at ma kai. They’re open until 8 pm today. (1660 Harbor SW)

FOOD BANK DONATIONS: White Center Food Bank is open until 5 pm today and welcomes dropped-off donations – turkeys, other food, money, whatever you can spare as the holiday nears. (10829 8th SW)

WSHS GIRLS’ BASKETBALL BENEFIT: West Seattle Booster Club, which supports WS High School athletics, is hosting a girls-basketball benefit 5-8 pm tonight at Pecado Bueno in The Junction, all-you-can-eat taco bar for $15 (kids under 12 are $10), with proceeds benefiting their work to help the program. They’re promising a “fun family environment with raffle giveaways!” (4523 California SW)

KIDS’ ONLINE SAFETY: As previewed here last night, your family (including kids 9 and up) is invited to a presentation about online safety, 7 pm tonight at the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, presented by the Denny International Middle School PTSA. (2600 SW Thistle)

IT’S NOT THAT TRIVIAL: Monday’s the night for trivia/quizzes at multiple West Seattle venues, including Christo’s, OutWest, Shadowland, and Skylark. Go directly to our calendar for times/maps.

CHECKED OUT OUR WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE YET? From turkeys to trees to tree lightings, singalongs, bazaars, plays, Christmas Ship visits, Santa photos … explore the season’s wonders here.

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Here’s what’s up for the rest of your West Seattle Sunday http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/heres-whats-up-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-sunday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/heres-whats-up-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-sunday/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:50:06 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292927

(Saturday night sunset reflection, seen from Seacrest: WSB photo by Patrick Sand)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

TURKEY DRIVE: Until noon, drop off one or more turkeys for the White Center Food Bank at Fauntleroy Church – WCFB is outside with a refrigerated van to happily accept your donation. (9140 California SW)

ARTS & CRAFTS SALE PLUS CRECHE EXHIBIT: Until 2 pm, second and final day for this newly expanded annual event at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church – handmade holiday items for sale, plus a chance to see an exhibit of creches. (California/Hanford)

(added) OPEN/MASTERS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: As pointed out in comments, big USA Track & Field-sponsored event today at Lincoln Park, starting at 10 am – details here.

(back to original) FAIR TRADE SALE: The annual Fair Trade and Bake Sale at Our Lady of Guadalupe is under way now until 1 pm – details in our calendar listing. (35th/Myrtle)

J.F. HENRY OPEN HOUSE, DAY 2: 10 am-5 pm, second day of the big Holiday Open House at J.F. Henry Cooking and Dining (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. Deals, demonstrations, treats, more – see who and what will be there and when, by going here. (4445 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Last session of the WSFM before Thanksgiving, 10 am-2 pm. (added – we spotted greenery!)


CLOTHING-DONATION DROPOFFS AT VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Again this year, West Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center is going to spend Thanksgiving helping homeless people, and they’d love to have your help, via donations of clothing/socks/etc. You can drop the items off 11 am-5 pm, at the center. (2236 SW Orchard)

GREAT BIG BAZAAR: Noon-3 pm, second day of the Great Big Bazaar at Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood – details in our calendar listing. (39th/Thistle)

TAILGATE PARTY AT HPIC: Doors open at noon, game time at 1 pm, potluck tailgate party at Highland Park Improvement Club - details here. (12th/Holden)

KITTY HARBOR ‘PRE-BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTERS‘: Noon-5 pm, second day of pre-holiday cat/kitten adoption specials at Kitty Harbor. Be like Luci, dressed up in kitty-cat clothes as she waited in line with her parents Zach and Tati on Saturday:

Get more details here. (3422 Harbor SW)

KINDER MORGAN PROTEST ON HARBOR ISLAND: 12:30 pm, demonstrators plan to gather outside the Harbor Island offices of Kinder Morgan to show support for the Canadian campaign against an oil pipeline. Details on this Facebook event page. (2720 13th SW)

FALL WINE RELEASE/PRE-HOLIDAY SALE: 1-4 pm November 23rd at Two Brothers Winery. Wine, appetizers, live music. (3902 California SW)

FRED TALKS: 3-5 pm at Kol HaNeshamah – if you’ve heard of TED Talks, check out the first FRED Talks at KHN, as previewed here when first announced: “FRED Talk speakers will share stories of gumption, grit and gratitude and allow time for questions. Attendees will hear from all four speakers with a short intermission along the way. Suggested admission is $18 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Children’s activities will be available, ages 3-11, for $5 a session.” (6115 SW Hinds)

LATE-NIGHT LOW TIDE: This time of year, the low-low tides are late at night, and tonight it’s out to -2.3 feet around 11:20 pm.

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West Seattle Saturday: Holiday open houses; donation drives; more http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-saturday-holiday-open-houses-donation-drives-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-saturday-holiday-open-houses-donation-drives-more/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:39:39 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292804

(Photo by Long B. Nguyen: Luna/Anchor Park, Don Armeni, & Hamilton Viewpoint all visible)
The weekend before Thanksgiving is the full-on kickoff for the holidays, and today’s slate of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar won’t disappoint:

TURKEY GIVEAWAY: From 9 am until supplies run out, Eastridge Church is again giving away turkeys and bags of groceries to anyone who shows up – no proof of need required. (39th/Oregon)

SOUTHEAST ASIAN EDUCATION SUMMIT: 9 am-4 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), presented by Southeast Asian/American Access in Education – free to attend; details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

LONGFELLOW CREEK SALMON WALK: 10 am, meet Puget Soundkeeper Alliance stewards at Dragonfly Pavilion to embark on an exploration of Longfellow Creek, learning about its salmon, as previewed in this WSB report. (28th/Dakota)

J.F. HENRY OPEN HOUSE, DAY 1: 10 am-6 pm, first day of the big Holiday Open House at J.F. Henry Cooking and Dining (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. Deals, demonstrations, treats, more – see who and what will be there and when, by going here. (4445 California SW)

JUNCTION TRUE VALUE OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-2 pm, the big holiday open house at Junction True Value (WSB sponsor)! Refreshments, gifts, prizes. Coupon for ornaments, good Saturday/Sunday. Bring nonperishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank! (4747 44th SW)

GREAT BIG BAZAAR: 10 am-3 pm, first day of the Great Big Bazaar at Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood – details in our calendar listing. (39th/Thistle)

NORTHWEST ART & FRAME OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-5:30 pm, including demonstrations, refreshments, specials. (4733 California SW)

WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK HOLIDAY FOOD DONATIONS:11 am-2 pm, drop off turkeys (or cash) at the WC Food Bank‘s headquarters. (10829 8th SW)

CLOTHING-DONATION DROPOFFS AT VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Again this year, West Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center is going to spend Thanksgiving helping homeless people, and they’d love to have your help, via donations of clothing/socks/etc. You can drop the items off today (and/or tomorrow), 11 am-5 pm, at the center. (2236 SW Orchard)

FREE LUNCH AT WSPC: Hungry? Chilly? Just need some good company? Noon-1:30 pm, you’re welcome to come have lunch, free, at West Side Presbyterian Church. (3601 California SW)

KITTY HARBOR ‘PRE-BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTERS‘: Noon-5 pm, pre-holiday cat/kitten adoption specials at Kitty Harbor, as detailed here. (3422 Harbor SW)

WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK TURKEY DRIVE: 1-4 pm, drop off turkeys (or cash) at the WS Food Bank‘s headquarters. (35th/Morgan)

TEA WITH GEORGIE: She’s a comic, a musician, a writer, a rabblerouser … Don’t miss the chance to spend the afternoon in the company of West Seattle’s one-of-a-kind Georgie Bright Kunkel, 3 pm at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)

ARTS & CRAFTS SALE PLUS CRECHE EXHIBIT: 3-5 pm, first of two days at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church‘s newly expanded annual event – handmade holiday items for sale, plus a chance to see an exhibit of creches. (California/Hanford)

BEER CHURCH’S TURKEY BOWL: 5:30 pm at West Seattle Bowl. The lanes are sold out but you are invited to come down, cheer the Beer Church and its bowlers, have a brew, buy a raffle ticket, and most importantly, bring food (and/or money!) for the West Seattle Food Bank, which gets a big boost from this every year – and this is the 16th annual edition! (39th/Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS’ GALA: As previewed here earlier this week, tonight is the night to celebrate with the West Seattle Community Orchestras at Highland Park Improvement Club, and help them support student music! Doors open at 6; we’re told there’s still room. (12th/Holden)

FLOURISH BEAUTY SHOPPING EVENT & DONATION DRIVE: 6-9 pm, with local vendors plus raffle/donation drive for West Seattle Helpline – details in our calendar listing. (Fauntleroy/Raymond)

THE BURNZ AT EASY STREET: 7 pm, free all-ages in-store concert with Seattle’s own The Burnz at Easy Street Records in The Junction. (California/Alaska)

‘DOGFIGHT,’ FINAL NIGHT: 7:30 pm, closing night for the musical “Dogfight” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. (4711 California SW)

SOUTHWEST TEEN LIFE CENTER LATE-NIGHT THANKSGIVING: 8 pm, ages 13-19 get to celebrate early with a full Thanksgiving dinner at Southwest TLC. (2801 SW Thistle)

ALL THAT, BUT STILL … there’s more! Go directly to our calendar to see for yourself.

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West Seattle Friday: Wine; movies; music; theater; school benefits http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-friday-wine-movies-music-theater-school-benefits/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-friday-wine-movies-music-theater-school-benefits/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:01:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292730

(Varied thrush, photographed in Lincoln Park by Trileigh Tucker)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

BOOKFAIR TODAY/TONIGHT TO BENEFIT ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: As explained here earlier this week, all day, a percentage of purchases at Barnes/Noble (in store or online) will go to Roxhill Elementary if you mention it’s their Bookfair day (see the voucher # in our story) – plus, special in-store readings at the Westwood Village store tonight. (2600 SW Barton)

FALL WINE RELEASE … at the Northwest Wine Academy on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, including complimentary tastings. Second of three days, 2-7 pm – more info in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

JAZZ AT SALTY’S: Tonight’s music slate starts at 5 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) with the New Orleans jazz sounds of the Dave Holo Trio. (1936 Harbor SW)

MORE MUSIC TONIGHT … various venues, go directly to the calendar!

REACHING FOR THE STARS: West Seattle High School‘s annual auction is tonight at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – see our calendar listing for details – 5:30-8:30 pm. (6000 16th SW)

HPIC MOVIE NIGHT – SPECIAL EARLY START! This time around at Highland Park Improvement Club, doors open at 6, kids’ short film (think Peanuts and Thanksgiving!) at 6:15, main feature at 7 (see our calendar listing for description). Movie’s free, chairs available (or BYO pillows/blankets), concessions available for purchase. (12th/Holden)

‘DOGFIGHT’ AT ARTSWEST: 7:30 pm, this “romantic and heartbreaking story,” a musical based on a 1991 film, continues at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) in The Junction – final weekend! (4711 California SW)

‘GATHERING BONES’: Performance at Twilight Gallery in The Junction, 8 pm (doors open at 7), details in our calendar listing – check to see if tickets are still available, as space is limited. (4306 SW Alaska)

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West Seattle Thursday: Native Culture Night; Design Review; Morgan Junction zoning change; Alki Community Council… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-thursday-native-culture-night-design-review-morgan-junction-zoning-change-alki-community-council/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-thursday-native-culture-night-design-review-morgan-junction-zoning-change-alki-community-council/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:04:09 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292630

(Photo by Jordan, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
Just a sampling of what’s on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMEat Southwest Branch Library, 10:30 am. (35th/Henderson)

FALL WINE RELEASE … at the Northwest Wine Academy on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, including complimentary tastings. First day today, 2-7 pm – more info in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

MEDICAL MARIJUANA & HOW THE CITY DEALS WITH IT: 5 pm tonight is the symposium mentioned here earlier this month – not in West Seattle, but possibly of interest given the number of dispensaries here. City Hall downtown. (600 4th Ave.)

NATIVE CULTURE NIGHT: 5:30-7:30 pm, you’re invited to this event at Highland Park Elementary School:

The Highland Park Community Pow Wow Association is hosting Native Culture Night on Thursday, November 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Highland Park Elementary School! There will be traditional drumming, storytelling, a silent auction featuring authentic native artwork and crafts, and delicious cultural foods for sale. This event is open to the whole community. Funds raised will go towards the 2nd Annual Traditional Mini Pow Wow hosted at Highland Park Elementary on March 20th.

HPES is at 1012 SW Trenton.

INFORMATION NIGHT AND EXHIBITION OF LEARNING: Families interested in Westside School (WSB sponsor)’s middle-school program are invited to visit tonight for an information session at 6 pm in the school library, followed by the Exhibition of Learning throughout the school. Details in our calendar listing. (7740 34th SW)

FLY FISHING IN PUGET SOUND: Free seminar, 6-8 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. Please RSVP; details in our calendar listing. (42nd/Oregon)

4TH DESIGN REVIEW BOARD MEETING FOR EX-CAFE SITE: The 27-unit proposal for 3824 California SW, former site of the Charlestown Café, returns to the Southwest Design Review Board – which hasn’t met in more than two months – tonight at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. This could be the final meeting, if the board gives its approval. See the revised design here. (Oregon/California)

LIVE IN THE MORGAN JUNCTION AREA? Tonight a special community meeting looks at how to change the area’s Comprehensive Plan to allow the proposed townhouse development on Church of the Nazarene property. That would be a zoning change for what’s currently a single-family-housing site, and community discussion is sought on how to word the change so it’s very specific to this project. 7 pm at The Kenney (WSB sponsor); details in our calendar listing. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING: 7 pm at Alki UCC. If you only make it to one ACC meeting a year, make it this one. Scheduled topics include Water Taxi shuttle, growth of summer beach volleyball, and 2015 board/officers election. (6115 SW Hinds)

AND THERE’S MORE … on our calendar.

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West Seattle Wednesday: Food drives; affordable housing; Words West; Delridge District Council; comedy; dessert; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-wednesday-food-drives-affordable-housing-words-west-delridge-district-council-comedy-dessert-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-wednesday-food-drives-affordable-housing-words-west-delridge-district-council-comedy-dessert-more/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:02:59 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292556

(Remember the sunshine? Winter beach volleyball photographed last weekend by Don Brubeck)
Not far from that sandy scene, we start today’s list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MARINATION’S ‘FREE TACO’ FOOD DRIVE: Bring a nonperishable food item to Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) at Seacrest today for the Food Lifeline drive, and you’ll get a free taco, as previewed here. MMK is open now, and doesn’t close until 8 pm. The food drive continues beyond today, but this is the ONE day for this tasty incentive. (1660 Harbor SW)

TURKEY DRIVE: 4-7 pm today, donate a turkey (or money for one) to the West Seattle Food Bank at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) – as previewed here. (California/Fauntleroy)

AFFORDABLE, LIVABLE HOUSING IN SEATTLE: How do you think the city can help make sure there IS some, maybe even more? Your chance to have a say and get involved is tonight – not IN West Seattle, but it’s as close as this round of meetings will get – 6 to 8:30 pm at the Ethiopian Community Center. Lots of details here. (8323 Rainier Ave. S. – map)

PALEO DESSERT PARTY: 6-8 pm at X Gym Alki (WSB sponsor), as explained in our calendar listing. Chocolate! Among other things. (3213 Harbor SW)

GORE-TEX GROUP RUN: Try new stuff out and get your (3- or 6-mile) run on! 6:30 pm, meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), details here. (3727 California SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, with the agenda including guest Israel Vela, executive director of Southwest-region schools for Seattle Public Schools, and a followup discussion on the proposed Neighborhood Matching Fund changes. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WORDS WEST LITERARY SERIES: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), featuring Kate Lebo and Molly Wizenberg, with Delridge Grocery reading the “favorite poem.” Details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

LAUGH IT OFF: Midweek and you need a reason to laugh. You’ll find many reasons tonight at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), with West Seattle’s own Mona Concepcion hosting Comedy Night featuring Mitch Burrow, Evelyn Jensen, Matt Eriksen, Mike Coletta, Nick Decktor, 8 pm. (6451 California SW)

MORE … on the calendar!

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West Seattle Tuesday: ‘Hack Night’; Junction Neighborhood Organization; Crime Prevention Council… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-tuesday-hack-night-junction-neighborhood-organization-crime-prevention-council/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-tuesday-hack-night-junction-neighborhood-organization-crime-prevention-council/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:41:06 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292462

Thanks to Mark Wangerin (of benefit calendar fame!) for that photo of a surf scoter in local waters! Wading into our calendar highlights for tonight:

WEST SEATTLE HACK NIGHT: 6:30 pm at WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor), as previewed here on Monday. Register if you’re thinking of going – our calendar listing shows how – so they know who to expect! (6040 California SW)

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: 6:30 pm, Senior Center of West Seattle. “Let’s ring in the season with a lively discussion of what JuNO has accomplished to date and what we can accomplish in the coming year. This would be a good meeting to invite a neighbor that has not yet been to a JuNO meeting,” suggests director René Commons, also asking attendees to bring a treat to share and a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank. (Oregon/California)

HOPE LUTHERAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8 pm, all-school open house for Hope Lutheran, which serves preschool-8th grade. (42nd/Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: No special guests on the agenda tonight – bring your concerns and ideas, and hear about crime trends in Q/A with local police leadership. 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct. (Webster/Delridge)

ALAUDA BELLY-DANCE SHOWCASE: 7:30 pm, free, all ages, Skylark Café. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

BLUES TO DO: Vicki Stevens and Sonny Hess headline the weekly blues showcase at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 8 pm. (6451 California SW)

OR, IF YOU WANT TO DO THE SINGING … two venues with karaoke are on our nightlife slate for tonight; see them (and more) by going directly to our calendar!

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See what’s up for the rest of your West Seattle Monday http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/see-whats-up-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-monday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/see-whats-up-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-monday/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:01:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292358

(Looking south along 35th SW, by Long B. Nguyen – click image to see larger view)
As we wing into a new week … calendar (etc.) highlights:

AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP AT SW LIBRARY: Love to read? Local libraries convene afternoon/evening book groups now and then. 2 pm today at Southwest Branch Library, this month’s afternoon group is reading Rat Girl” by Kristin Hersh. (35th/Henderson)

THANKSGIVING COOKING CLASS AT SALTY’S ON ALKI: Check ASAP to see if there’s room left – in any of the three sessions, starting with tonight at 6 pm, featuring Salty’s (WSB sponsor) Chef Jeremy McLachlan – details in our calendar listing. (1936 Harbor SW)

SPEAKING OF COOKING … voted for Carmen yet? We told her story over the weekend – she’s a local fourth-grader and the only national finalist from the Northwest in a cooking contest for kids. Find the link to her recipe video and voting page here (you can do it daily, until just before Thanksgiving, and there are NO requirements – no signups, registration, social-media shares, etc.).

TRIVIA, TRIVIA, TRIVIA: Monday’s the night to show what you know – at multiple West Seattle venues, including Christo’s, OutWest, Shadowland, and Skylark. Go directly to our calendar

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Six options for your sunny West Seattle Sunday http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/six-options-for-your-sunny-west-seattle-sunday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/six-options-for-your-sunny-west-seattle-sunday/#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:24:08 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292273

(Alki Beach promenade’s west end, by Laura Goodrich, shared via WSB Flickr group)
Happy Sunday! Some of what’s on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, every Sunday of the year. (44th/Alaska)

FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND GIFT FAIR: 11 am-2 pm, final chance to shop this elegant sale at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE SIP & SHOP: 2-5 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church – details and vendors in our calendar listing. (California/Hanford)

‘CURIOUS SAVAGE’ AT SLHS: 2:30 pm, the final performance of the Seattle Lutheran High School Drama Club presentation of “The Curious Savage,” in the school gym – details in our calendar listing. (4100 SW Genesee)

FAMILY MUSIC CONCERT WITH CHARLIE HOPE: 4 pm at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church in Gatewood – find out more about Charlie here; suggested donation and other details in our calendar listing. (California/Othello)

SEATTLE GREEN SPACES COALITION: Can’t make all those evening community meetings? Here’s one in the heart of Sunday afternoon. Come find out the latest about the campaign to keep city-owned properties (such as former West Seattle substations) as open space. 2:45 pm, High Point Branch Library. (35th/Raymond)

AND OF COURSE THERE’S MORE … if you take a minute to browse the full calendar page for today.

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West Seattle Saturday: Gathering of Neighbors, holiday art sale & bazaars, SWSHS meeting, more http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-saturday-gathering-of-neighbors-holiday-art-sale-bazaars-swshs-meeting-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-saturday-gathering-of-neighbors-holiday-art-sale-bazaars-swshs-meeting-more/#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:01:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292188

(Duwamish River, photographed by Don Brubeck, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Help Women’s Enterprises International, a Seattle-based nonprofit that helps groups in Kenya working on clean water for families there, by having breakfast 8:30 am-11:30 am at West Side Presbyterian – details in our calendar listing. (3601 California SW)

GATHERING OF NEIGHBORS: 9 am-1 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, connect with people and issues shaping the present and future on the peninsula. But you don’t have to be there for the entire four hours – the 10 am-11 am sessions (your choice) on public safety, transportation, land use, and “getting connected” are at the heart of it, as explained here and on the official flyer:

Free. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

EXPLORER WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-11:30 am, prospective students and their families are invited to visit Explorer West MS (WSB sponsor) for an interactive tour and to try out activities. Details in our calendar listing. (10015 28th SW)

HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-3 pm, go see what local creations you might find at HPIC‘s one-day-only holiday bazaar. (12th/Holden)

FAUNTLEROY CHURCH FINE ART AND GIFT FAIR: 10 am-4 pm, second of two days for the art-and-gift extravaganza at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)

FAUNTLEROY SCHOOLHOUSE HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Right across the street, also 10 am-4 pm, the second annual holiday bazaar at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)

HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL MEETING: From Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Clay Eals:

Two inspiring figures in the history of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society will be celebrated at the organization’s 30th anniversary Annual Meeting. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon today at the Southwest branch of Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th SW. Refreshments will be served.

The organization will honor the memory of art teacher Joan Bailey Mraz, co-founder of the historical society with Elliott Couden in 1984, and of newspaper publisher Jerry Robinson, who served as a founding board member. Also on the agenda will be the election of officers and new board members for 2015, along with changes in the organization’s bylaws. Members are encouraged to attend, and the public is welcome.

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO COOK THANKSGIVING DINNER? Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) is one of your options, and it’s offering you the chance to taste the turkey and fixins during a “Taste” event 4 pm-7 pm. (41st/42nd/Admiral)

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT: Theater, music, more – see the individual listings here.

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West Seattle Friday: Theater x 3; lots of music; Highland Park movie; Fauntleroy Fine Art/Gift Fair… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-friday-theater-x-3-lots-of-music-highland-park-movie-fauntleroy-fine-artgift-fair/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-friday-theater-x-3-lots-of-music-highland-park-movie-fauntleroy-fine-artgift-fair/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:58:07 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292041

(Gull photographed at Lowman Beach by Trileigh Tucker)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (which you can browse to find even more options):

JULIAN CASABLANCAS & THE VOIDZ: 4 pm at Easy Street Records, Julian Casablancas – also known as lead singer of The Strokes – will sign copies of his new album with The Voidz, “Tyranny.” Full details on the ESR website. (California/Alaska)

FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR OPENS: This weekend-long event at Fauntleroy Church starts tonight, 5-8 pm, and continues through the weekend. (9140 California SW)

(Thursday night sunset glow from Alki, by John Hinkey)
TONIGHT’S MUSIC: Dave Holo Trio, 5 pm at Salty’s on Alki; Laura Bermes, 7 pm at C & P Coffee; Michele d’Amour & The Love Dealers, 9 pm at Feedback Lounge (that & prior 2 venues are WSB sponsors); W Lovers, Sightseer, In Cahoots, 9 pm at Benbow Room. (Addresses/maps in individual calendar listings)

MOVIE NIGHT AT HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY: First movie night of the year, “The Lego Movie.” Doors open 6, movie at 6:30 – free, with concessions available for purchase. (1012 SW Trenton)

JAZZ CONCERT AT SEALTH: After a day of workshops with nationally renowned jazz educators Ron and Bryan Carter, at 7:30 pm, they will perform with the jazz bands from Chief Sealth International HS, Interlake HS, and Denny International Middle School, in the CSIHS Auditorium. (2600 SW Thistle)

‘CURIOUS SAVAGE’ AT SLHS: 7:30 pm, the first of two performances of the Seattle Lutheran High School Drama Club presentation of “The Curious Savage,” in the school gym – details in our calendar listing. (4100 SW Genesee)

FINAL PERFORMANCE OF ‘ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN’ AT WSHS: 7:30 pm, the West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s two-weekend run of Tom Stoppard‘s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” concludes, in the school theater – details in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

‘DOGFIGHT’ AT ARTSWEST: 7:30 pm, this “romantic and heartbreaking story,” a musical based on a 1991 film, continues at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. (4711 California SW)

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Art Walk, anniversaries, and more for your West Seattle Thursday http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/art-walk-anniversaries-and-more-for-your-west-seattle-thursday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/art-walk-anniversaries-and-more-for-your-west-seattle-thursday/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:16:25 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=291983

There’s your walking map/venue list for the West Seattle Art Walk‘s November edition tonight, 6-9 pm – click the image and you’ll get an even-bigger version. WS Art Walk leads off our list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar. A few Art Walk highlights, from the official website:

CHRIS BALLEW & KATE ENDLE @ CAPERS: West Seattle’s husband-and-wife, rock ‘n’ roller/artist duo will be at CAPERS in The Junction showing their “Eclectic Whimsy” work. (4525 California SW)

(added) ALSO AT CAPERS – WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE CALENDAR: We’ve told you before about Mark Wangerin‘s calendar with wonderful WS wildlife images (we showcase his work here often and are grateful to be able to), being sold as a benefit for programs/students at Chief Sealth IHS, where he used to teach. He says Sealth students will be at CAPERS tonight too, selling it.

GROUP SHOW AT TWILIGHT: The gallery just west of California/Alaska features “Our Daily Armor.” The description includes: “Evidence in history, anthropology, art, and mythology of women as warriors, knights, soldiers, heroes, protectors also exist as stories, remembered by those who want to remember.”

OTHER PREVIEWS … please check out the official site! And a shoutout to WSB sponsors with artists tonight (click their names for the previews on the WSAW website) – Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW), Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW), West Seattle Office Junction (6040 California SW).

Also today/tonight:

DENNY PARTY ANNIVERSARY: Historical datapoint … the Denny Party landed on Alki, 163 years ago today. HistoryLink tells the tale.

SALUTE TO VETERANS LUNCH: If you’re a veteran, you get in free, 11:45 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle, including entertainment – full details here, including how to RSVP ASAP to see if there’s still room! (Oregon/California)

CRUISE ALASKA WITH SWSHS AND DUKE: As announced at last Saturday’s Southwest Seattle Historical Society gala (WSB coverage here), you’re invited to join SWSHS and restaurateur Duke Moscrip on the Alaska Totem Pole Cruise next year. First informational meeting about it is 3-5 pm at the Log House Museum. (61st/Stevens)

HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY, OLIVIA’S! Today marks the third anniversary of Olivia’s Consignment 4 Kids in The Junction, and you’re invited to the party, 4-9 pm, including refreshments. (4140 California SW)

BREAD-BAKING WORKSHOP: 5:30 pm-8 pm at Delridge Community Center – details (call quick to see if there’s still room!) in our calendar listing. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

WINE TASTING AND MUSIC: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

STILL MORE … on our calendar, including theater at West Seattle High School and ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) – go browse!

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West Seattle Wednesday: Half-dozen highlights for tonight http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-wednesday-half-dozen-highlights-for-tonight/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-wednesday-half-dozen-highlights-for-tonight/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:30:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=291870

(West Seattle’s fall colors continue: Photo shared by TW)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE SENIOR CENTER BOARD: As mentioned during last night’s “town hall” meetings for community comment on the center’s future (WSB coverage here), its board meets at 5:30 pm tonight. Open to all. (Oregon/California)

SERVED? SERVING? American Legion Post 160‘s monthly meetings are open to those who have served or are serving in the armed forces. 6 pm; details in our calendar listing. (3618 SW Alaska)

HARBOR SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, WITH SPECIAL INVITATION TO WEST SEATTLEITES: 7 pm, Harbor School (WSB sponsor) on Vashon Island, for 4th-8th graders, has another open house with a special invitation to West Seattleites – they’ll send a shuttle to the ferry dock for you *if* you RSVP ASAP – by phone at 206-567-5955 or by email at admissions@harborschool.org – details in our calendar listing. (15920 Vashon Highway SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, with an agenda including this area’s three state legislators looking ahead to the upcoming session; more agenda details on the 34th Dems’ website. (9131 California SW)

WSHS DRAMA CLUB PRODUCTION: 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater, your third-to-last chance to catch “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” Details in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

‘DOGFIGHT’ AT ARTSWEST: Haven’t seen the musical (a Seattle premiere!) at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) yet? This week’s run starts tonight, 7:30 pm. (4711 California SW)

MORE OPTIONS! Our calendar has much more for today/tonight/beyond – one click away.

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West Seattle Tuesday: Veterans Day; Senior Center ‘should we stay or should we go?’ town halls; WS Transportation Coalition; Admiral, Fauntleroy councils… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-tuesday-veterans-day-senior-center-should-we-stay-or-should-we-go-town-halls-ws-transportation-coalition-admiral-fauntleroy-councils/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-tuesday-veterans-day-senior-center-should-we-stay-or-should-we-go-town-halls-ws-transportation-coalition-admiral-fauntleroy-councils/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:19:31 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=291743

Thanks to Mark Wangerin for sharing that photo in honor of Veterans Day, and all those who have served and are serving. He took it yesterday from West Seattle. We believe it’s a U.S. Navy vessel that itself is about to become a “veteran” – the USS Ingraham, which will be decommissioned tomorrow.

Meantime, looking ahead to today in West Seattle – we’ve included holiday notes in our daily traffic watch; no specific Veterans Day commemorations that we have word of, but here are major events that ARE happening:

SENIOR CENTER ‘SHOULD WE STAY OR SHOULD WE GO’ TOWN HALL MEETINGS: In two sessions (attend either one or both) at 3 and 5:30 pm today, the Senior Center of West Seattle‘s board is looking for community guidance on its future – become a “program” of the nonprofit Senior Services, or go independent. Backstory here if you haven’t been following developments as reported here on WSB in the past few months. (California/Oregon)

MARATHON INFO NIGHT, WITH DISCOUNTS: Interested in the Seattle Marathon/Half Marathon coming up November 30th? 6:30-8:30 pm, drop by West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) for a special Information Night, including discounted registration, and in-store merchandise discounts for attendees. (California/Charlestown)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center, join the WSTC for a wide-ranging meeting including what’s next now that transit-funding Prop 1 has passed. Full agenda details on the WSTC website. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE SEE DOGS: Find out what it’s like to train a guide puppy, and consider volunteering to do it! First step, check out the next WSSD meeting tonight, 6:30 pm, The Kenney (WSB sponsor) – more in our calendar listing. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Sanctuary, featuring an update from the Seattle Green Spaces Coalition and election of 2015 leadership. (42nd/Lander)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm board meeting, at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Topics are likely to include the traffic/transportation forum (WSB coverage here) held last Thursday. (9131 California SW)

ORCAS’ FUTURE: 7 pm tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), The Whale Trail‘s next Orca Talk features Dawn Noren on the Southern Resident Killer Whales’ status, as previewed in our report on TWT’s previous event. Tickets = $5 suggested donation – at door if there’s room, or online. (5612 California SW)

AQUARIUM-PLANT, FISH, ANIMAL AUCTION: Members of the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society will be auctioning plants, fish, and aquarium animals starting at 7 tonight (doors open at 6) in the West Seattle Christian Church Activity Center. Details on the GSAS website. (4400 42nd SW)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … blues, bingo, storytelling, meditation … by browsing our calendar!

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