West Seattle Blog... » WS miscellaneous http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:40:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle Tuesday: First ‘Orca Talk’ of fall; candidates talk transportation & business; Admiral, Fauntleroy councils; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-tuesday-first-orca-talk-of-fall-candidates-talk-transportation-admiral-fauntleroy-councils-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-tuesday-first-orca-talk-of-fall-candidates-talk-transportation-admiral-fauntleroy-councils-more/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:42:25 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325836

(Neighborhood fall colors, by Flickr member yel0rose, via the WSB Flickr group)

Looking ahead to the rest of the day and tonight via the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SCHOOL FUNDING RALLY: 4 pm outside Seattle Public Schools HQ, parents from West Seattle and elsewhere are organizing a rally sparked by this past week’s news of teacher cuts – if you’re concerned about the state of public education, be there. (3rd Ave. S. & S. Lander)

SING WITH ENDOLYNE CHILDREN’S CHOIR: It’s “Bring a Friend Night,” an open-rehearsal event for young singers interested in the choir, which actually starts at 4:30 pm:

BAFN is an open rehearsal, free for any child in grades K-10 who is interested in an evening of holiday music singing and hot cocoa.

Rehearsal Times:

Debut (grades K-2): 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Encore (grades 3-5): 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
Advanced (grades 6-10): 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This is happening in the reception room at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. (3050 California SW)

DEMOCRATIC DEBATE-WATCHING PARTY: Looking for someplace to watch tonight’s Democratic presidential candidate debate at 5:30? Krista in Gatewood is hosting one of the Bernie Sanders supporters’ parties and has room – check here.

CANDIDATE FORUM/DEBATE FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 & POSITIONS 8-9: 6:15 pm mingling, 6:45 pm debating at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, presented by the WS Chamber of Commerce and WS Transportation Coalition. See the schedule here. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

TUESDAY TUNE-UP, BENEFITING WESTSIDE BABY: 6:30 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), live music “by Piano-man and Emcee Victor Janusz with Robertson Witmer on accordion and MD Dixson on saxophone,” no cover but raffle benefits WestSide Baby – details in our calendar listing. (1936 Harbor SW)

ORCA TALK: What do orcas and ants have in common? Erich Hoyt – who filled The Hall at Fauntleroy last time The Whale Trail brought him here – is back as TWT’s new season of Orca Talks begins, tonight at 7 pm – details in our preview. (9131 California SW)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm, The Sanctuary at Admiral. (42nd SW & SW Lander)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm, board room at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)

CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA: 7 pm in the Confucius Room. (2600 SW Thistle)


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West Seattle Monday: North Delridge & Pigeon Point councils; evening book groups; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-monday-north-delridge-evening-book-groups-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-monday-north-delridge-evening-book-groups-more/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:45:49 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325745

(This fierce-looking little bird is a bushtit, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Happy Monday! Very busy weekend. If you didn’t check in with the news, we covered a lot … just keep rolling on down the main page. First, our look ahead to the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 1:30 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, it’s the twice-monthly meeting of this free “support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss.” (4831 35th SW)

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, with an agenda – according to its online announcement – including “the #50 Metro bus, and recaps of recent neighborhood events such as the mayor’s walk.” (4407 Delridge Way SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUPS: 6:45 pm at Southwest and at West Seattle (Admiral) libraries. All welcome. WS (2306 42nd SW) is reading “Dirt Music” by Tim Winton; SW (35th SW & SW Henderson) is reading “The Tenth Muse” by Judith Jones.

PIGEON POINT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 7 pm in the cafeteria at Pathfinder K-8. (1901 SW Genesee)

JOSH RITTER AT EASY STREET RECORDS: 7 pm, free, all-ages in-store concert – but ESR says CD pre-order is the only way to guarantee entry. (California SW & SW Alaska)

FROM ‘SKIES OVER WEST SEATTLE’: Tonight’s the new moon. Haven’t read the latest SOWS yet? See what’s coming up, starting next weekend!

TIME TRAVEL … by looking into the future via our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Sunday: Fauntleroy Fall Festival; Solstice P-Patch Harvest Festival; school rally in Admiral; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-sunday-fauntleroy-fall-festival-solstice-p-patch-harvest-festival-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-sunday-fauntleroy-fall-festival-solstice-p-patch-harvest-festival-more/#comments Sun, 11 Oct 2015 15:59:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325604

(Sun after the storm – Saturday photo by JayDee)

Good morning! Fall fun today, and most of it waiting for you AFTER the football game. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the heart of The Junction, as always. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

SOLSTICE PARK P-PATCH FALL HARVEST AND CRAFT FESTIVAL: 1 pm-4 pm, get a jump on today’s fall fun with:

Pumpkin Carving, Hot Apple Cider, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Organic Produce and Herbs, Homemade Preserved foods, Plant and Craft Sales, etc.

The P-Patch is on the hill between the tennis courts and the solstice/equinox viewing zone. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

FREE GARDENING CLASS: 1 pm at West Seattle Nursery, Jenn Dowell leads a free class about “Winter Cover Crops.” (California SW & SW Brandon)

FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL: 2 pm-5 pm in and around three venues on both sides of the 9100 block of California SW: The Hall at Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Church, Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor), you’ll find fun for all ages, from music to crafts to bouncy toys to pony rides to an old-fashioned cake walk! Here’s the schedule of activities/entertainment/more:

See it here as a PDF. (added) Also, courtesy of the Fauntleroy Fall Festival FB page, the detailed menu of food that’ll be on sale (with prices):

RALLY FOR SCHOOLS: After the Seahawks game ends – approximately 2 pm – you’re invited to join parents from local schools facing teacher cuts, for a rally in Admiral Junction to raise more public awareness of what’s going on. Wear your school colors, bring noisemakers/signs. (SW Admiral Way & California SW)

LADIES MUSICAL CLUB: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, free classical concert – details here. (2306 California SW)

RICHARD HUGO TRIBUTE: 6 pm at the historic White Center Fieldhouse, it’s a tribute to legendary local poet Richard Hugo, in music and film – details in our preview. (1321 SW 102nd)

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West Seattle Saturday: Give, learn, create, volunteer, adopt, celebrate, share … http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-saturday-give-learn-create-volunteer-adopt-celebrate-share/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-saturday-give-learn-create-volunteer-adopt-celebrate-share/#comments Sat, 10 Oct 2015 13:43:14 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325505

(Photo by Sam Nizam)

Happy Saturday! Highlights for today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DON’T TOSS IT, DONATE IT! West Seattle Jr. Football and Cheer are hosting a clothing and textile drive today:

Dropoff will be at West Seattle High School. There Will be a Clothes For The Cause trailer parked at the north end parking lot from 9 AM to 5 PM. We all have unwanted textiles that are out of fashion, not needed, or no longer fit. Instead of discarding surplus clothing and household linens, give them a second life through supporting West Seattle Jr. Football and Cheer.

Accepted items: clothing new and old, paired shoes (any kind, any condition), towels – bath, kitchen, rags, blankets, sheets, quilts, backpacks, curtain/drapery, purses, belts, tablecloth, placemats, stuffed animals.

(3000 California SW)

CLASS FOR HOMEBUYERS: WSB sponsor HomeStreet Bank is a co-sponsor of this class focused on “winning the bidding war and using creative financing to purchase more home.” RSVP if you see this early enough. 10 am-noon at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

NORTH SHOREWOOD PARK PLANTING: 10 am, come help with TLC for a neighborhood park, as explained here. (10061 21st SW)

VIETNAMESE STORYTIME: 11:30 am at Delridge Library, stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese. All welcome. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

CAT ADOPT-A-THON: Noon-3 pm at High Point Community Center, more than a dozen kittens, including Robbie:

… as well as mature foster cats, are waiting for you to give them a brand-new home. (6920 34th SW)

MAKE POM-POM ANIMALS: 1 pm at Southwest Library, it’s part of “See Art, Make Art,” in connection with the ongoing Community Art Showcase - details here. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

FREE HEALTH FAIR: BendnMove is hosting a free Health and Wellness fair from 1-4 pm. Organizers say you’ll find “10 West Seattle health practitioners on site to discuss options for achieving or maintaining optimum health.” (3270 California SW)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, CLICK! It’s the 11th anniversary of Click! Design That Fits (longtime WSB sponsor), and you’re invited to the party tonight!

(Photo by Jared Chandler)
Join Click! proprietors John Smersh and Frances Smersh for the 5-8 pm party:

*Sparkling beverages and snacks

*Photo booth (professional photographer will be on site 6-7 pm)

*20% off all in-stock items (excluding our featured artist)

Full details here. (4540 California SW)

HARVEST DINNER AND TALENT SHOW: 6 pm potluck dinner – bring a dish to share! – and talent show at Highland Park Improvement Club. Go here to see what it’s all about. (12th SW & SW Holden)

BON-FULTON: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

PINT, DALE, WHATEVERLY BROTHERS: Big bill tonight at 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall – check it out here. (7904 35th SW)

FIRST SHOW AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: Stuporhero, Blanco Bronco, Lux Fontaine, Coke & Snickers are all on the bill, 9 pm at the new Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

Something else you can do today/tonight …

MAKE A CAKE FOR THE FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL CAKE WALK TOMORROW: The festival is 2-5 pm Sunday, but cake dropoff is at noon, so by the time we mention it again in the Sunday morning preview, it’ll be pretty much too late for you to bake and decorate a cake, so go get details on the FFF website now – and see some of last year’s entries in our 2014 coverage.

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What’s up for the rest of your West Seattle Friday http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/whats-up-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-friday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/whats-up-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-friday/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:00:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325417

(Dark-eyed junco, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE: “A Knight’s Tale” (2001), 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (California SW & SW Oregon)

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: 5:30-8:30 pm at Admiral Congregational Church – details here. (California SW & SW Hill)

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATING: 6:30-8:30 pm, go skate at Alki Community Center! (5817 SW Stevens)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Two games are being played in West Seattle tonight, both at 7 pm, Ingraham visits Chief Sealth International High School at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) – it’s homecoming night for the Seahawks! Also – Bainbridge visits O’Dea at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW)

CHRIS & LYLE: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

NODDY & QUALIA: Electropop music at The Skylark (21+), 9 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WEEKEND PREVIEW: Go browse our complete calendar to see what’s up. The biggest event of the weekend will be Sunday afternoon’s Fauntleroy Fall Festival – if you missed our preview, complete with activity/entertainment schedule, see it here!

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West Seattle Thursday: WS Art Walk; playground party, more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-thursday-ws-art-walk-playground-party-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-thursday-ws-art-walk-playground-party-more/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:56:51 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325266 Looking ahead to the rest of your Thursday, here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, starting with the biggest event of the day/night:

(Click image to see larger version of the map/venue list)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: It’s the second Thursday, which means Art Walk night, 6-9 pm. Every quarter the map/participant list changes, and this time around, more than 20 West Seattle venues are welcoming you to come see what’s on display. Highlights are on the official WS Art Walk website; this quarter’s participants include WSB sponsors Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (featuring Todd D. Martin; 4410 California SW), Emerald Water Anglers (42nd SW & SW Oregon), Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; featuring Deanna Baldi), a group show at Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW), and South Seattle College (6000 16th SW), where the gallery show is “The Growing Visibility of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”

Also: At Windermere West Seattle (4526 California SW), artist Sheila Lengle is presenting her show “Prevail!” with 15 percent of tonight’s sales going to the fight against breast cancer – Sheila herself is a survivor. Windermere’s Kim Tingley will match the amount raised tonight.

Also happening today/tonight:

PATHFINDER K-8 PLAYGROUND GRAND OPENING: 3:30 pm, the community-built playground welcomes community members to visit to celebrate its grand opening! (1901 SW Genesee)

COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: Fall shifts the time and tasks for the weekly work party at the orchard, which you’ll find at the north end of the South Seattle College campus, 4-6 pm, all welcome! Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

FREE GARDENING CLASS: At West Seattle Nursery, you’re invited to learn how to “Make Your Bed,” a free gardening class with Jeannine James, 5-6 pm. (California SW & SW Brandon)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! Starts at 6 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle – details in our calendar listing. (California SW & SW Oregon)

CHIEF SEALTH IHS OPEN HOUSE: Dinner 5:30-6 pm, open house 6-8 pm for Chief Sealth International High School families, who “will have the opportunity to follow your child’s schedule, meet their teachers, and get general information from administration and staff.” P.S. If you’re going, bring donations for the CSIHS Clothing Closet! (2600 SW Thistle)

ROXHILL ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE: 5:30-7:30 pm, for current Roxhill families. (9430 30th SW)

WINE TASTING AND MUSIC: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

OF COURSE THERE’S MORE – please take a minute to see our complete calendar for everything that’s up today/tonight/beyond.

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Write and win! VFW Post 2713 announces student essay contest http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/write-and-win-vfw-post-2713-announces-student-essay-contest/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/write-and-win-vfw-post-2713-announces-student-essay-contest/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:00:31 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325325 Young writer in the family? West Seattle’s VFW Post 2713 has just announced its annual essay contest for students:

All students in private, public, or home school are eligible to compete. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for each grade, while first place winners will advance to state and possibly national levels with greater prizes. The competitions are:

Youth Essay – Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th
Topic “Why is America my favorite country?”
Prizes: 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15
Rules and entry forms here

Patriots Pen – Grades 6th, 7th, 8th
Topic “What Freedom Means to Me”
Prizes: 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15
Rules and entry forms here

Voice of Democracy – Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Topic “My Vision for America”
Prizes: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25
Note: Each state winner is eligible for a $30,000 scholarship.
Rules and entry forms here

Deadline for all entries is November 1st. Good luck!

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West Seattle Wednesday: Port, transportation levy, Timebank @ SW District Council. Plus – dancing, learning, quizzing, donating … http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-wednesday-port-transportation-levy-timebank-sw-district-council-plus-dancing-learning-quizzing-donating/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-wednesday-port-transportation-levy-timebank-sw-district-council-plus-dancing-learning-quizzing-donating/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:54:10 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325184

(Steller’s Jay, photographed on Tuesday by Mark Wangerin)

Your daily look into the future – the next 12 hours or so of it, anyway – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (which always includes more daily happenings than what we highlight here, so please jump over and browse through when you get a minute):

FREE MUSIC/MOVEMENT CLASS … for toddlers! 10:30 am Wednesdays at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center; details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WSHS CURRICULUM NIGHT: Families of current West Seattle High School students are invited to “Curriculum Night” at 6:30 pm. From the school newsletter: “Pick up a copy of your student’s schedule and a map of the building in the Commons. Administration, counselors and other school support staff will be on hand to greet you. Spirit gear, PTSA memberships and auction tickets will be sold. Our Culinary Arts students will be serving cupcakes, coffee, and cold drinks. After the opening, you will go to each of your student’s classes for 10 minutes. Don’t miss this important night to connect!” (3000 California SW)

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION: 6:30 pm at Delridge Community Center, featuring a performance by Joyas Mestizas. Refreshments too! (4501 Delridge Way SW)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building in The Junction. Agenda highlights:

6:40 p.m. West Seattle Timebank
-Tamsen Spengler, President

6:50 p.m. Port of Seattle – Terminal 5 Modernization Project
-Paul Meyer, Environmental Manager

7:10 p.m. Move Seattle – Proposition 1 Discussion
-Let’s Move Seattle Campaign, CM Tom Rasmussen & Anthony Auriemma
-Keep Seattle Affordable, Eugene Wasserman

(California SW & SW Oregon)

TONIGHT’S TRIVIA: 8:30 pm at Talarico’s Pizzeria in The Junction. (4718 California SW)

And something you can do any time today/tonight:

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE FOR SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GALA: From SWSHS executive director Clay Eals: “Today (Wednesday) is the early-bird deadline to save on Champagne Gala Brunch tickets – $85. People can purchase them at that price online or by dropping a check (in an envelope) in our museum mailbox (61st/Stevens) by midnight.” Here’s a new video invitation, featuring Catherine Gruye Alexander, daughter of the first Homestead chef in 1950, Bob Gruye – she and brother Rob will be speaking at the gala, which is themed “Coming Home to the Homestead“:

Also announced by SWSHS – the live auction of the November 7th gala will include log sections of the Homestead. More info on the gala, happening at Salty’s on Alki and with The Kenney as presenting sponsor (both are also WSB sponsors, and WSB is a media sponsor for the gala) can be found here.

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West Seattle Tuesday: ‘Land Use 101′ at WWRHAH; candidates for City Council District 1 and Positions 8/9 in Fauntleroy; more http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-tuesday-land-use-101-at-wwrhah-candidates-for-city-council-district-1-and-positions-89-in-fauntleroy-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-tuesday-land-use-101-at-wwrhah-candidates-for-city-council-district-1-and-positions-89-in-fauntleroy-more/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:35:36 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325116

(Today’s sunrise from Sunrise Heights, tweeted by @MetPatrick22)

Four weeks until Election Day; your ballot will arrive next week, so tonight is a great chance to check out your City Council choices, among other options highlighted below – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MATH BUDDIES: 4 pm drop-in program (first-come, first-served) for K-5 kids to get math help at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, explained here. (2306 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: Open agenda for tonight’s monthly meeting, 6 pm at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction – check out WSBC’s website for details and for other recent news about the group. All welcome. (SW Alaska & 41st SW)

‘LAND USE 101′ AT WWRHAH: Find out how to figure out what it means when a sign suddenly turns up on your street indicating something’s about to be torn down or built, whether there’s any chance for public comment, and more, in community advocate and former land-use planner Deb Barker‘s “Land Use 101″ presentation, the main event at tonight’s Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting, 6:30 pm at Southwest Library. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES: Tonight brings the first of four forums in West Seattle over the next 10 nights. This one’s at 6:30 pm at Fauntleroy UCC Church, presented by the Westside Interfaith Network and League of Women Voters, featuring candidates in the three races that’ll be on ballots here – District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) and at-large Positions 8 and 9. (9140 California SW)

‘BOOKTOBERFEST’ TRIVIA: Tonight, librarians challenge you to trivia at Westside Public House in The Junction, as “Booktoberfest” continues. 7:30 pm – info in our calendar listing. (4752 California SW)

And a biznote:

WHY BAKERY NOUVEAU IS CLOSED: A reader was worried to see the shop dark and a sign on Bakery Nouveau‘s door in The Junction; no worries, it’s just maintenance work – today’s the second and final day of a two-day closure.

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West Seattle Monday: School boundaries; ‘Booktoberfest’; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-monday-school-boundaries-booktoberfest-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-monday-school-boundaries-booktoberfest-more/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:03:20 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325038

(Alki photo by Michael Zaton)

Looks like one more day of the endlessly blue sky and sea. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

DROP-IN HOMEWORK HELP: 4-7 pm, Homework Help volunteers are available at High Point Library, for K-12 students. (35th SW and SW Raymond)

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOUNDARIES/STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN MEETING: No big boundary changes in the current West Seattle plan, but the ones that are in the works for next year – explained in our preview – are the subject of a meeting tonight, 6:30 pm, at Schmitz Park Elementary. (5000 SW Spokane)

WEST SEATTLE HI-YU: 7 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, it’s the monthly meeting for West Seattle Hi-Yu, which is currently inviting youth to apply for its new Ambassador Program. Come to the meeting to see how you can help with anything and everything Hi-Yu is up to. (California SW & SW Hill)

‘BOOKTOBERFEST’ AT SKYLARK: 7:30 pm, match wits with librarians, who are going around the city this month for special events like this round of “bookish and library-themed trivia” at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … by browsing our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Sunday: Art, music, shopping, walking, pet blessings … http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-sunday-art-music-shopping-walking-pet-blessings/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-sunday-art-music-shopping-walking-pet-blessings/#comments Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:51:15 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324902

(Golden fall color at Lincoln Park – photo by Larry Buckley)

Happy sunny Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, fall freshness abounds. (California SW, between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

FREE COMPOST! 11 am-2 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club – you dig, you haul, up to half a yard per household. (12th SW and SW Holden)

ANNIVERSARY SALE: 11 am-5 pm, it’s the second and final day of the anniversary “garage sale” at Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor), as previewed here. (6529 California SW)

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: At least three planned in West Seattle today – bring your animal companion(s) and/or photo(s):

11:30 am – Peace Lutheran Church, per sign outside. (39th SW & SW Thistle)
1 pm – St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church @ WSHS parking lot next door – details in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
1 pm – Pigott Chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent (4831 35th SW)

CROP WALK: Join the walk along Alki Beach to raise money and awareness in the fight against hunger, as previewed here. 1 pm start from Alki UCC. (6115 SW Hinds)

SOUTHWEST LIBRARY COMMUNITY ART SHOW RECEPTION: 2-4 pm, meet the artists whose work is on display for the 24th annual community art show at Southwest Library. Coffee and dessert, too. (35th SW and SW Henderson)

IRISH SONGS OF MISCHIEF AND SORROW: 3 pm concert presented by Music Northwest at Olympic Hall on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. Ticket and RSVP info here. (6000 16th SW)

MORE, OF COURSE … on our complete calendar.

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Heard but not found: Mystery boom in South Delridge/White Center http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/heard-but-not-found-mystery-boom-in-south-delridgewhite-center/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/heard-but-not-found-mystery-boom-in-south-delridgewhite-center/#comments Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:51:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324909 So far, police haven’t found the source of something very loud within the past 15 minutes or so in South Delridge or White Center. Via the scanner, we heard an SPD dispatcher say reports were coming in from the King County side of the line too, but no word of anything definitive, no reports of any injuries, so we might never find out – just thought we’d mention it for the “others heard it too” files, if nothing else.

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West Seattle Saturday: ‘Find It, Fix It’ walk in Delridge, and more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-saturday-find-it-fix-it-walk-in-delridge-and-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-saturday-find-it-fix-it-walk-in-delridge-and-more/#comments Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:17:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324799

(Flicker in Lincoln Park, by Mark Ahlness, from the WSB Flickr group)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

NORTH ADMIRAL TREE WALK: Join volunteer Al for a walk to see the area’s most majestic trees, 10 am-noon; meet outside the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

SECOND GEAR SPORTS ANNIVERSARY SALE: It’s been two years since Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) opened in Morgan Junction, and the shop is having a sale all weekend to celebrate. 10 am-6 pm today. (6529 California SW)

‘FIND IT, FIX IT’ COMMUNITY WALK: As previewed here again on Friday, this is the first time Mayor Murray‘s “Find It, Fix It” Community Walk program has come to West Seattle, after nine walks elsewhere in the city over the past year. The goal is to identify problems and how the city and neighbors can team up to fix them. The route is set to start at Louisa Boren K-8 STEM (5950 Delridge Way SW) at 11 am and end at the Delridge P-Patch (5078 25th SW) at 1 pm.

iPAD BASICS: 11:30 am, free class at High Point Library, but you have to RSVP – our calendar listing has the info. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

CIDER SOCIAL: Right after the aforementioned Find It, Fix It walk, the Delridge P-Patch is hosting a Cider Social, 1-4 pm, with fresh-pressed apple cider – bring apples if you have them! (5078 25th SW)

SEATTLE LUTHERAN HOMECOMING: 1:30 pm vs. Evergreen Lutheran at West Seattle Stadium, the Saints play their homecoming football game. (4432 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIG BAND BENEFIT: 7 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, join the West Seattle Big Band for the third annual “Dance MS” benefit – details in our preview. (California SW & SW Oregon)

WHAT ELSE IS SCHEDULED TODAY? Browse our complete calendar here.

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West Seattle Friday: Free Family Night @ the Y; Stephanie Guerra @ Words, Writers, West Seattle; reggae at HPIC; more! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-friday-free-family-night-the-y-stephanie-guerra-words-writers-west-seattle-reggae-at-hpic-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-friday-free-family-night-the-y-stephanie-guerra-words-writers-west-seattle-reggae-at-hpic-more/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:13:27 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324689

(Photo taken in Westwood area this week by Michael Zaton)

Weekend’s almost here! First, a lot happening this Friday – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREEBIES AT EX-WESTSIDE CAMPUS: 10 am-3 pm at the former Westside School (WSB sponsor) campus at EC Hughes in Sunrise Heights, it’s a giveaway of school furnishings they haven’t been able to donate already, as previewed here. First-come, first-served. (7740 34th SW)

DROP OFF YOUR ART FOR SOUTHWEST LIBRARY SHOW: The annual Southwest Library Community Art Showcase is about to begin, and today is the second of three days you can drop off your work (and/or upload your song/s!) to be part of it. The library’s open 10 am-8 pm. Details in our preview. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 5-7 pm, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented literary series starts its third year, tonight featuring Stephanie Guerra:

Words, Writers & West Seattle presents … from Avenue Collection on Vimeo.

Meet and hear from her at Westwood Village Barnes & Noble. (2800 SW Barton)

CORNER BAR AT HPIC: Starting at 6 pm, the monthly night o’fun at Highland Park Improvement ClubDJ Evan at 6, Dub Lounge International with live reggae at 7:30. (12th SW & SW Holden)

FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE Y: 6-8:25 pm at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle, EVERYONE is welcome:

Invite your friends and neighbors for a free evening of family fun! Play on the mats, swing on the rings, climb and slide on the inflatable obstacle course, run on the track and go swimming. Get your family moving together! FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY. Non-members, please bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – gym & running track
7:35 – 8:25 pm – open swim in the pool

(36th SW & SW Snoqualmie)

ART & MUSIC TRIVIA: 6:30-8 pm, it’s “Drink ‘n’ Think” art and music trivia at Admiral Bird. (California SW & SW Admiral Way)

FIVE BUCK BAND: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), pop ‘n’ rock, ’60s-’70s plus some of what’s new. (5612 California SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Two games on the peninsula – West Seattle High School is home at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) tonight vs. Roosevelt, 7 pm, which is also when Eastside Catholic visits Seattle Prep at West Seattle Stadium.

BLUES & BOOGIE-WOOGIE: That’s what you’ll find at Kenyon Hall tonight, 7:30 pm, with Orville Johnson and Casey MacGill. (7904 35th SW)

HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS UP: See it all on our complete calendar.

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Did you get shaken up this morning? Here’s why http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/did-you-get-shaken-up-this-morning-heres-why/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/did-you-get-shaken-up-this-morning-heres-why/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:40:40 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324618 We’ve heard from a few people reporting an explosion of some type shaking them up in eastern West Seattle – particularly Riverview – early this morning. Thanks to Jeff for pointing out a specific call on the Seattle Fire 911 log – 500 South Myrtle (map), on the east shore of the Duwamish River, directly east of Riverview (and South Park), which cross-references to Seattle Boiler Works, had a short-lived SFD response for a “minor explosion” just before 7 am. We haven’t yet reached SFD to ask about injuries, but the call was closed out (meaning emergency personnel all left) in less than an hour.

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