West Seattle Blog... » WS miscellaneous http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:07:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle Sunday: What’s up as Thanksgiving weekend wraps up http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-sunday-whats-up-as-thanksgiving-weekend-wraps-up/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-sunday-whats-up-as-thanksgiving-weekend-wraps-up/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:30:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330513

(Friday photo of Mt. Rainier & Duwamish River, from the “low bridge,” by Don Brubeck)

From the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and regular year-round calendar:

NATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR: Too busy on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday to get to this? Good news – it’s continuing today too. 10 am-4 pm, see what the participating Native artists and craftspeople are showing and selling at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse. Food and drink available for purchase too. Special extra – Chief Sealth International High School students are selling the student-program-benefiting West Seattle Wildlife Calendar featuring frequent WSB contributor Mark Wangerin‘s photos. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

NEW FOOD TRUCK AT WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: The market’s happening today and every Sunday, 10 am-2 pm year-round. New today – Asian-food truck Hungry Me joins the lineup. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: Pickup game at 10 today, at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point. (34th SW & SW Myrtle)

THUNDER ROAD GUITARS’ ANNIVERSARY SALE: While you’re in The Junction, shop the final day of the Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) anniversary sale. 15% off all guitars and amplifiers in stock, free shipping in the US, beginner acoustic guitars starting at $199, 15% off all new pedals. Store hours 11 am-4 pm today. (4736 California SW)

CLICK! POP-UP: The JOIN collective pop-up continues at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) – six independent design studios from the Northwest and beyond. Store hours 11 am-5 pm today. (4540 California SW)

CLIMATE ACTION ENCOURAGEMENT RALLY: Noon at Walk All Ways, you are invited to join the “encouragement” rally in support of climate action. More info in our listing. (California/Alaska)

SEE SANTA! Two places today – see the full season’s list in the Holiday Guide.

SID LAW: One-man band Sid Law plays live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

LIGHTS LAUNCH: Tonight the Menashe family’s famous display starts its season; we stopped by while they were working on it Wednesday. (5605 Beach Drive SW)

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From the Holiday Guide and calendar for your West Seattle Tuesday http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/from-the-holiday-guide-and-calendar-for-your-west-seattle-tuesday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/from-the-holiday-guide-and-calendar-for-your-west-seattle-tuesday/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:30:04 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330100

(Gulls on Alki Bathhouse roof – photo courtesy anonymous first-time contributor)

We’ll be publishing the list in two sections all season, so first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

HOLIDAY GREENS – LAST DAY TO ORDER: Today’s the deadline to place your order for holiday greens benefiting Seattle Lutheran High School. They’ll be available for pickup Saturday, December 5, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, in the SLHS Gymnasium at 4100 SW Genesee.

And from our regular year-round calendar:

FIRST ‘KING TIDE’: As previewed here last night, 2:40 pm brings a high tide, and north wind is forecast, so it *might* get a bit wild along the Alki Beach promenade.

LORENA GONZALEZ SWEARING-IN: 5 pm at City Hall, swearing-in ceremony for West Seattle resident Lorena González, who makes history as the first Latina/Latino member of the Seattle City Council. If you can’t be there, you can watch live via Seattle Channel – online or cable 21. (600 4th Ave.)

TRIVIA: Parliament Tavern‘s the place to find it tonight, 8 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

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West Seattle Sunday: Turkey-donation drive, and more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-sunday-turkey-donation-drive-and-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-sunday-turkey-donation-drive-and-more/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:05:49 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329897

(Bewick’s Wren, photographed by Danny McMillin, shared via the West Seattle Blog Flickr group)

Again today, two sections of what’s up – first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, starting with a spotlight event:

DONATE TURKEY(S): The White Center Food Bank, which also serves southern West Seattle, still needs turkeys for pre-Thanksgiving distribution. They’ll have a special collection point in WS this morning, outside Fauntleroy UCC, 10 am-noon, so you can drop one (or more!) off. (9140 California SW)


FAIR TRADE SALE: Benefit bazaar/sale, in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center, 9:30 am-1 pm. Student bake sale to benefit WestSide Baby, too. Free Fair Trade coffee and chocolate while you shop! Full details here. (35th/Myrtle)

JF HENRY’S HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Second and final day at JF Henry in The Junction, 10 am-5 pm. The famous train, treats, more. (4445 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET PRE-THANKSGIVING: 10 am-2 pm, it’s the pre-Thanksgiving edition, and market managers have a few suggestions: “Greenbow Farm will have a limited number of turkeys – or people can reserve one online hereBrady’s Oysters will also be on site, offering fresh and local oysters. … Bloom Creek Cranberries will have delicious cranberries from Olympia at $5/lb. … Cider, hard cider, brandy, and beer from Rockridge Orchards … Also available are local salmon fillets, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, artisan breads and rolls, wild mushrooms, quince, medlars and quince!” (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

‘GREAT BIG BAZAAR’ @ PEACE LUTHERAN: Second and final chance to check out the 3rd annual Great Big Bazaar at Peace Lutheran Church, noon-3 pm. More info here. (39th/Thistle)

And from our regular year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: 10 am at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point. And check out the Thanksgiving section of our Holiday Guide – they’re among your options for pre-turkey exercise! (34th/Myrtle)

RESONANT ROGUES: 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), the Resonant Rogues bring their “core sound of vocal harmonies, accordion, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and banjo” to West Seattle. (5612 California SW)

FINAL PERFORMANCE: Closing day for “My Mañana Comes at ArtsWest Playhouse, 3 pm. (4711 California SW)

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What’s going on, morning to night, for your West Seattle Saturday http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/whats-going-on-morning-to-night-for-your-west-seattle-saturday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/whats-going-on-morning-to-night-for-your-west-seattle-saturday/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:56:18 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329794

(Female pileated woodpecker looking very holiday-ish – photo by Mark Wangerin)

Busy Saturday! Two sections for our list today – first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

ALKI COURT HOLIDAY BAZAAR: At Alki Masonic Center, 9 am-4 pm.
Santa Pictures 11-3, Kettle Corn, 2 floors of vendors, Caricature Artist, bake sale, food concession, crafts, unique Seahawk items, apparel … Sponsored by Alki Court 21 Order of the Amaranth. (40th/Edmunds)

TURKEY/GROCERIES GIVEAWAY: Starting at 9 am at Eastridge Church – details in our calendar listing. (39th/Oregon)

TIBBETTS HOLIDAY BAZAAR: At Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor). “Please join us in our Fellowship Hall from 10 am to 2 pm for our annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful selection of hand-sewn items, crafts, stocking stuffers, baked goods & jewelry available for purchase. Choose the perfect gifts for the special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members.” (3940 41st SW)

JUNCTION TRUE VALUE OPEN HOUSE: Including a food drive and Santa photos! Holiday Open House at Junction True Value (WSB sponsor), 10 am-2 pm. “Homemade cookies; hot apple cider; free popcorn; free gifts; and spin-to-win prizes. Enter drawings for a Weber gas grill and a boys’ bike and girls’ bike.” Bring nonperishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank! New this year – 11-2, a visit from Santa . (4747 44th SW)

‘GREAT BIG BAZAAR’ & LUNCH: First day of the 3rd annual Great Big Bazaar at Peace Lutheran Church, 10 am-4 pm Saturday, macaroni & cheese/soup lunch served today only, 11 am-1 pm. More info here. (39th/Thistle)

JF HENRY’S OPEN HOUSE: Holiday Open House Weekend at JF Henry. 10-6 today for the first day. The famous train, treats, more. (4445 California SW)

NW ART & FRAME OPEN HOUSE: Holiday Open House at Northwest Art & Frame in The Junction. Live artist demos, product demos, treats, more – full details here. 10 am-5:30 pm. (4733 California SW)

FALL WINE RELEASE: Last of three days, 2-7 pm, it’s fall release time at Northwest Wine Academy on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. Info here. (6000 16th SW)

FOOD DRIVE, RAFFLES AT BEER CHURCH TURKEY BOWL: Beer Church‘s 17th annual Turkey Bowl, 5:30 pm at West Seattle Bowl. Lanes are sold out, but you’re invited to come by and bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank, buy raffle tickets, drink beer, have a good time. Check here to see if lanes are still available. (39th/Oregon)

Also happening today, from our year-round calendar and inbox:

EAST AFRICAN FAMILY MEETING: 10 am-4 pm at Denny International Middle School, all local East African families are invited to learn about local schools and other resources; details here. (2601 SW Kenyon)

STUDENT BOOK DRIVE FOR NEPAL: Noon-2 pm today by the Chase drive-through in The Junction, Madison Middle School 8th grader Sharli will be collecting books for kids K-8 to create a library at a school in Nepal, as her community-service project. Her aunt is taking the books to Nepal in a week. Sharli says, “Picture books, science and math are great. And simple chapter books.” (44th/Edmunds)

BUSINESS ANNIVERSARIES: The Discovery Shop of West Seattle (WSB sponsor) turns 25; The Westy Sports and Spirits turns 1. Details in our Friday preview.

THE AMPLIFY PROJECT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY: 6 pm at The Junction Church, four bands, all ages, benefit for families in need and celebration of this music startup’s first year; details here. (4157 California SW)

‘THE PURSUIT OF HARMONY’ CONCERT & DISCUSSION: 7:30 pm at Kol HaNeshamah, “Jewish-American songwriter/producer Michael Hunter Ochs and Palestinian-Muslim songwriter/commentator Alaa Alshaham in an evening of song and conversation as they share their personal stories and music in English, Hebrew and Arabic.” More info in our listing. (6115 SW Hinds)

Hope you have a great Saturday! If you have events to list in the Holiday Guide and/or calendar, editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

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From our West Seattle Holiday Guide and regular calendar, here’s what’s up for the rest of your Friday http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/from-our-west-seattle-holiday-guide-and-regular-calendar-heres-whats-up-for-the-rest-of-your-friday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/from-our-west-seattle-holiday-guide-and-regular-calendar-heres-whats-up-for-the-rest-of-your-friday/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:16:47 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329722

(Thursday night sunset near Alki Point – photo by David Hutchinson)

From the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide (browse it before the weekend – so much happening!) and our regular year-round calendar:

WINE RELEASE: 2-7 pm, it’s fall release time at Northwest Wine Academy on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. Info here. (6000 16th SW)

FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT HPIC: At Highland Park Improvement Club - “doors open at 6 pm, with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7 pm. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all-ages event. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors.” See our listing for movie hints. (12th SW & SW Holden)

‘THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT’: Free movie! This documentary tells the story of inspirational women, geared for middle-school age and up. The showing’s at Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall. No admission charge but you need to save your seat(s), and you can do that here. (9140 California SW)

LIVE MUSIC: Tonight’s listings include Timothy Michaels, 6:30 pm at Admiral Bird (California SW & SW Admiral Way), and Beth & Friends, 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT AT STRAIGHT BLAST GYM: 7 pm tonight! “3 hours of epic fun and pizza” at Straight Blast Gym of Seattle, plus a movie and … dodgeball! 7 pm. Ages 5-13. Go here or call the gym at 206.420.1834 ASAP to see if there’s room left. (5050 Delridge Way SW)

‘THE DEAD GUY’: 7:30 pm, final performance of West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s student production, in the WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)

FREE WEST COAST SWING DANCE: 8:30 pm lesson, 9 pm-1 am dance with the Seattle West Coast Swing Dance Club at Alki Masonic Center – free! More info in our calendar listing. (40th/Edmunds)

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West Seattle Thursday: Alki Community Council’s annual meeting; 4106 Delridge @ Design Review; Lincoln Park play-area ideas; Morgan ‘shopping extravaganza’… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-thursday-alki-community-councils-annual-meeting-4106-delridge-design-review-lincoln-park-play-area-ideas-morgan-shopping-extravaganza/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-thursday-alki-community-councils-annual-meeting-4106-delridge-design-review-lincoln-park-play-area-ideas-morgan-shopping-extravaganza/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:52:31 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329626 Six ways to spend your West Seattle Thursday night (see MORE on our complete calendar):

LINCOLN PARK NORTH PLAY AREA RENOVATION: 5:30-6:30 pm open house at Southwest Teen Life Center – come see what’s possible and offer your ideas too. (2801 SW Thistle)

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER: One week before the holiday, break bread with the SW Teen Life Center crew, 6:30 pm (right after the aforementioned open house, same address). **From the WSB Holiday Guide**

4106 DELRIDGE AT DESIGN REVIEW: Tonight’s the last scheduled Southwest Design Review Board meeting of the year – 6:30 pm, mixed-use 4106 Delridge Way SW goes back to the board. At the Sisson Building. (California SW & SW Oregon)

MORGAN JUNCTION SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: As previewed here earlier this week, what began as the third annual Ladies Night for Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) has broadened to include three other Morgan Junction businesses – My Three Little Birds, Lika Love, Nurture By Nature. Start at SGS and get your “passport”; more info in our calendar listing. (6529 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: 6:30 pm potluck, 7 pm meeting at the Senior Center of West Seattle, learn about timebanking and get involved if you’re not already! (California SW & SW Oregon)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL’S ANNUAL MEETING: 7 pm in the parlor at Alki UCC, with the agenda including:

1) SPD Operations Lt.. Ron Smith w/ intern about Alki Policing Plan; SPD’s letter of support for Constellation Park; Beach Drive resident SDOT upcoming Street Fund application; public disclosure application for Block Watch membership
2) Approval of September Minutes
3) Election of Officers and Board for 2016
4) Approval of letter draft to Seattle Parks about summer volleyball activity concerns
5) Perch Project Update (SolTerra) by Action Alki Alliance
6) Water Taxi Route Update

(6115 SW Hinds)

Photo of the leaves-on-driveway starfield courtesy Yel0Rose, via the WSB Flickr group

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West Seattle Wednesday: Drama, donations, dogs, more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-wednesday-drama-donations-dogs-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-wednesday-drama-donations-dogs-more/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:13:20 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329518

(Thanks to Amy Shuster for the post-storm Tuesday night photo from High Point)
Happy post-storm Wednesday! Some of what you need to know about (please see our full calendar for the complete list – LOTS more happening today/tonight):

SCHOOL BOARD: We previewed tonight’s Seattle School Board meeting earlier this week. It starts at 4:15 pm downtown, public comment at 5 pm – you’ll see the speaker list on the final revised agenda – key votes at 6 pm. (3rd & Lander)

‘THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT’: Free movie! This documentary tells the story of inspirational women, geared for middle-school age and up. Here’s the trailer:

The showing’s at Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall – and if you just can’t make it tonight, maybe you can make the Friday night showing. No admission charge but you need to save your seat(s), and you can do that here. (9140 California SW)

DOGS IN PARKS: Do dogs and their people need more or less room to roam in city parks? Policy changes are on the table as the city works on a “strategic plan,” and you’ll hear about it at tonight’s Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting, as previewed here. 7 pm, all welcome, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

MADISON MS PTSA: 7 pm at Madison Middle School, tonight’s PTSA meeting has a special focus on 8th grade families, with a guest from West Seattle High School to “to help our families prepare for entering high school.” (45th SW & SW Spokane)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES AND BAKE SALE: 7 pm tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this month’s edition features “Seeking What Nourishes with Allison Green and Hannah Faith Notessh. Favorite Poem by West Seattle Food Bank” – and bring a donation for WSFB *or* money for the benefit bake sale. (5612 California SW)

‘THE DEAD GUY’: 7:30 pm, next performance of West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s student production, in the WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)

And another chance to give, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

DONATE TURKEYS FOR WCFB: Tonight’s your chance to donate turkeys in the evening. Our listing: “Come to the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW) during our regular business hours (Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, and Wednesday until 8 pm) to drop off turkeys with our receptionists; or come by Fauntleroy United Church of Christ (Fauntleroy UCC at 9140 California Ave SW) Sunday, November 22, from 10 am to 12 pm, to drop off a turkey at our Mobile Food Bank truck in their parking lot; or financial gifts are always appreciated, and you can donate online at whitecenterfoodbank.org/donate.”

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West Seattle Tuesday: Crime Prevention Council; Junction Neighborhood Organization… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-tuesday-crime-prevention-council-junction-neighborhood-organization/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-tuesday-crime-prevention-council-junction-neighborhood-organization/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:39:33 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329406 Getting this out before we launch into storm coverage – what’s ahead tonight (when the winds should have passed).

First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

WHAT TO DO WITH THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS: 6-8 pm, cooking class at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor). Check ASAP to see if there’s any room left – find the info here. (1936 Harbor SW)

From our regular year-round calendar:

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: Live and/or work in or near The Junction? 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building (Senior Center), you’re invited. From JuNO leader René Commons:

Our agenda at this meeting will be very informal. We will have a discussion of neighborhood initiatives and plan what JuNO will be doing next year. It’s not as dull as it sounds — we are making plans for the New Year: 2016! Top of the agenda is the volunteer effort/plan for community contacts for the Emergency Hub.

Thank you to all of you that have been actively involved and supporting of JuNO in 2015 and these past few years since our 2013 relaunch! We couldn’t have done it without you!! JuNO can continue to grow with a little help from more passionate community minded people like you. … If you are interested in taking a leading role or small role in West Seattle JuNO please plan to attend or send an email. JuNO is our West Seattle Junction’s non-profit community council. JuNo is made up of neighborhood volunteers passionate about making our West Seattle Junction neighborhood the best it can be. Many of us work full time and lead busy lives with family and other community work. JuNO meetings are once a month. JuNO is scouting for volunteers with creative ideas to organize activities and get the word out on social media! 2016 could be your year to launch that neighborhood event or improvement you have been thinking about!

(California SW & SW Oregon)

HOPE LUTHERAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8 pm, all-school open house at Hope Lutheran, which serves preschool through 8th grade. More info in our calendar listing. (42nd SW & SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, come find out about crime trends, bring your neighborhood concerns, and hear from the schedules special guest, the chief of Metro Transit Police. (2300 SW Webster)

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Here’s what’s up for your West Seattle Monday http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/heres-whats-up-for-your-west-seattle-monday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/heres-whats-up-for-your-west-seattle-monday/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:00:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329269

(Barrow’s Goldeneyes, photographed near Duwamish Head by DLC)

Good morning! First day of a new week; here’s what’s up:

HELICOPTER REMINDER: 11 am preparedness exercises at Terminal 5, as announced last week.

INFO EVERY PARENT NEEDS: 6:30 pm at Highland Park Elementary, the PTA’s Parent Education Series focuses on “positive discipline.” Everyone’s welcome; full details in our calendar listing. (1012 SW Trenton)

LADIES’ NIGHT: Starts at 7 pm tonight at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), “hosting a shopping and informational night with lots of great demos to help women be and stay active. Everyone is welcome from walkers, runners, yogis, etc.; dress in clothes you can move in.” Details and schedule here. (2749 California SW)

ONE MORE WEEK … to participate in the Port of Seattle‘s “online open house” about the Terminal 5 modernization project in West Seattle, and what should be part of its environmental review. One week from today, November 23rd, is the deadline. Start here!

CHECKED OUT THE WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE YET? Everything you need to know, everywhere you want to go, from shopping to celebrating to giving, for the next 6 weeks … just launched over the weekend, updated at least once a day, westseattleblog.com/westseattleholidays – if you have something to add, please e-mail us ASAP! editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

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West Seattle Sunday: ‘Sip ‘n’ Shop’; laughter; discussion; music… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-sunday-sip-n-shop-laughter-discussion-music/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-sunday-sip-n-shop-laughter-discussion-music/#comments Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:34:34 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329174

(Slate-colored Junco, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
Happy Sunday! First spotlight event for today is from the newly launched WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

HOLIDAY SIP ‘N’ SHOP: Second annual event to jump-start your holiday shopping, with local vendors (see the list here), 2-5 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Snacks and beverages; no admission charge; children welcome. (3050 California SW)

And from our regular year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, go see what’s fresh! (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

JAMTIME: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)

’4 COMEDIES’: 2:30 pm, Seattle Lutheran High School student production of four short comedies including “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse.” Details in our calendar listing. (4100 SW Genesee)

MUSIC NORTHWEST PRESENTS ‘BRAHMS THE HEDGEHOG’: 3 pm concert at Olympic Hall on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus – info in our listing. (6000 16th SW)

IMMIGRATION REFORM/LIVING WAGE PANEL DISCUSSION: 4:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse, right after the 3 pm matinee of “My Mañana Comes.” No admission charge for the discussion, but you’re encouraged to RSVP by going here. (4711 California SW)

FYI – SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 5:30 pm at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks host Arizona. No Water Taxi service – the foot ferry is three weeks into its winter schedule, which is Mondays-Fridays only, no special-event service.

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West Seattle Saturday: It’ll be a bazaar day. And artful, tasty… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-saturday-itll-be-a-bazaar-day-and-artful-tasty-musical/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-saturday-itll-be-a-bazaar-day-and-artful-tasty-musical/#comments Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:32:58 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329092

(Pigeon Guillemot, photographed by Mark Wangerin. P.S. Got your West Seattle Wildlife Calendar yet?)

The weather has calmed a bit – here’s some of what you can get out to check out, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

EXPLORER WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-11:30 am, go visit Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor), which “redefines the middle school experience by offering rigorous academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a small, vibrant learning environment.” More info here! (10015 28th SW)

DONATE TURKEYS: 10 am-noon, drop off donated turkeys at the White Center Food Bank between 2-4 pm. (10829 8th Ave SW)

‘SHOP SUPER LOCAL’ AT HPIC BAZAAR: Highland Park Improvement Club Holiday Bazaar, 10 am-3 pm, “shop super local”! (12th SW & SW Holden)

SHOREWOOD BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm, Shorewood Elementary PTA‘s Holiday Bazaar, more than 65 artist vendors, book sale, bake sale, food trucks, more. (2725 SW 116th)

WSN OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-2 pm, West Seattle Nursery Holiday Open House, with the famous free espresso cart, classes, and more. Bring non-perishable food for the West Seattle Food Bank donation barrel. (California/Brandon)

LIBRARY BAZAAR: 11 am-3 pm, second and final day for White Center Library Guild‘s annual holiday bazaar and book sale. Details in our listing. (11220 16th SW)

METROPOLITAN MARKET THANKSGIVING TASTE: Noon to 3 pm at Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor), taste turkey and sides from the fully cooked holiday dinner that’s offered through the market’s deli. (42nd/Admiral)

HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL MEETING: 1:30-3 pm today is the annual meeting of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, all welcome, at the High Point Library (35th SW & SW Raymond). Guest speaker is County Councilmember Joe McDermott, who, as a former Underground Tour guide, is a lively storyteller. More info here. Because of the meeting, the Log House Museum is NOT open today. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

ROLE-PLAYING GAME DEMO: As always, lots on the calendar today for Meeples Games (WSB sponsor), including a 5 pm demo and game for the new RPG “The Strange.” (3737 California SW)

ART EXTRAVAGANZA: The Building‘s third annual Art Extravaganza, 5:30-10 pm. More than two dozen artists; more info here. (4316 SW Othello)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS’ GALA: Fundraising dinner and auction at Alki Masonic Center, 6 pm, featuring swing dancing with the West Seattle Big Band. Details including ticket info here. (40th/Edmunds)

BENEFIT DINNER: Fundraising Italian dinner at Our Lady of Guadalupe for CYO Athletics participation. Doors open at 6, dinner at 6:30, details in our calendar listing. (35th/Myrtle)

‘THE DEAD GUY’: 7:30 pm, third performance of West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s student production, in the WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)

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(Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Danny McMillin, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, some of what’s up for the rest of your Friday:

HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BOOK SALE: 11 am-4 pm, it’s the first day of the White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale. Bargains, kids’ activities, more. (11220 16th SW)

HELP THE HELPLINE: West Seattle Helpline‘s annual benefit dinner/auction “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” starts at 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. No last-minute tickets available that we’ve heard, but if you have yours, this is your reminder to be there! (9131 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY PTA MOVIE NIGHT: From Highland Park Elementary PTA president Holly Briscoe: “We will be showing ‘Inside Out.’ The movie is free of charge. Doors open at 6 pm, show at 6:30. There will be popcorn and baked goods for sale, and a raffle prize as well. All are welcome!” (1012 SW Trenton)

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATING: Roll on at Alki Community Center! 6:30-8:30 pm, details here. (5817 SW Stevens)

MICHAEL ASHE, LIVE: Singer-songwriter performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

’4 COMEDIES’: 7:30 pm, Seattle Lutheran High School student production of four short comedies including “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse.” Details in our calendar listing. (4100 SW Genesee)

‘THE DEAD GUY’: 7:30 pm, second performance of West Seattle High School Drama Club‘s student production, in the WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)

WRITERS READ @ YOUNGSTOWN: 7:30 pm, “Come hear a reading of new work by Young Adult Novelist Karen Finneyfrock and poet Roberto Ascalon, both residents of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Karen will read from her work-in-progress ‘The Year We Ruined the House’.” Free. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

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(Tree near Madison Middle School, photographed by Don Brubeck)
This really is a big day/night. These are JUST the biggest events – see our calendar for many more that might interest you!

GET YOUR PIC WITH BLITZ @ EARLY TURKEY-DONATION DRIVE: Two birds – a Seahawk and a turkey – in one place, HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. Bring a frozen turkey and/or $15 (the cost of turkeys is up this year!) for the West Seattle Food Bank, 4-7 pm. If you’re there 4-5 pm, you can take a pic with Seahawks mascot Blitz. (41st SW & SW Alaska)

WHAT SHOULD THE PORT’S ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCLUDE? Now that the Port of Seattle‘s doing an environmental review of its Terminal 5 modernization project in West Seattle, it’s required to find out what you want to see studied. 5:30-8:30 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, tonight is the “scoping” meeting, to help determine the review’s scope. We asked the port for the meeting format:

Open House with stations: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Presentation: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Q&A (outside of comments) 6:30 – 6:45 pm
Public Comment: 6:45 – 8:00 pm – could go later if needed
Resume Open House: 8:00 – 8:30 pm

You can study up at T5EIS.publicmeeting.info, which continues its “online open house” until November 23rd. Also see what was discussed at this week’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting. (9131 California SW)

SENIOR CENTER BOARD: 5:30 pm, the Senior Center Board of Directors meets at the center in the Sisson Building, and we’re told the agenda includes a discussion of the center’s future. (California SW & SW Oregon)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN 20 YEARS? Big discussions around the city laid the foundation for where things are now, whether you think the city’s going in the right direction or not – neighborhood plans, urban villages, etc. all came about because of meetings two decades ago, so this is the time to have your say, as the city looks to update its Comprehensive Plan. Tonight’s West Seattle-specific meeting is at the Sisson Building/Senior Center, 6 pm, with a presentation at 6:30 pm. Get prepared by checking out 2035.seattle.gov. (California SW & SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: Early holiday shopping! Here’s the map/venue list:

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

Preview artists and venues at wsartwalk.com. 6-9 pm, all over West Seattle. (Also see our full calendar for some of tonight’s spotlighted events.)

OPENING NIGHT FOR WSHS STUDENT PRODUCTION:The Dead Guy,” presented by West Seattle High School‘s Drama Club, 7:30 pm at the WSHS Theater. Info in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

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West Seattle Wednesday: ArtsWest benefit for Ramon Aspeitia; Scouts’ flag-retirement ceremony; 34th District Democrats; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-wednesday-artswest-benefit-for-ramon-aspeitia-scouts-flag-retirement-ceremony-34th-district-democrats-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-wednesday-artswest-benefit-for-ramon-aspeitia-scouts-flag-retirement-ceremony-34th-district-democrats-more/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:54:11 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=328802

(The Olympics’ distinctive peaks The Brothers, photographed this morning by Chris Frankovich)

Schools, libraries, and most park facilities are closed for Veterans Day; here’s what’s going on otherwise:

FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY: 3 pm on Alki, and you’re invited. From Boy Scout Troop 375 Scoutmaster Mark Ufkes:

Boy Scout Troop 375, including scouts from Burien, West Seattle, and White Center will be holding a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 3 pm. Veterans and their families are invited and will be recognized and thanked for their service to our country during the ceremony. Scouts will respectfully retire an American flag over a beach cedar fire while Taps is played. The public is invited. The location is across from Duke’s Chowder House. If guests have old American flags that need to be retired, the troop will collect them at the event for future retirement ceremonies.

(57th SW & Alki SW)

MIZUNO GROUP RUN: Meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) at 6:15 pm – free run, 3 or 6 miles; details in our calendar listing. (2743 California SW)

HOPS AND HANDLEBARS: 7-10 pm benefit for the Movember Foundation, hosted by Duos Loungetickets available online. (2940 SW Avalon Way)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, the 34th DDs’ monthly meeting will include an election recap, featuring winning candidates. So what about almost-deadlocked City Council District 1? The organization was waiting to hear from the candidates last time we checked. Also planned: A legislative update, and presidential-caucus preview. See the full agenda here. (9131 California SW)

ARTSWEST PERFORMANCE TO BENEFIT RAMON ASPEITIA: Tonight’s 7:30 pm performance of “My Mañana Comes” at ArtsWest Playhouse will benefit Ramon Aspeitia, the West Seattle restaurant worker attacked in White Center and fighting to regain his health – more info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

And this note:

LAST WEEK TO SIGN UP FOR THE Y’S YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM: Next Monday’s the deadline. From the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Our recreational basketball program is designed for youngsters to have fun while learning sportsmanship, basketball rules and skills. Games are played with age-appropriate equipment including lower hoops for the younger kids. Choose from leagues: Pre-K Coed (At least 4 years old), Kindergarten Coed, 1st & 2nd Grade Coed, 3rd & 4th Grade Boys or 3rd & 4th Grade Girls.

Practices begin the week of November 30th. Games begin the weekend of January 9th. There are several locations to choose from for practice. Games will be played at the West Seattle YMCA, Fauntleroy YMCA & local schools. The fees are $85 for Facility Members or $132 for Community Participants

Register now until November 16th – online by going here, or in person at Member Services. Questions? Contact Harley Wells-Schultz, Sports Director at hwellsschultz@seattleymca.org or 206 937 1000

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(Thanks to Tom for the recent salmon photo from Longfellow Creek)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SPECIAL EDUCATION FAMILIES’ REGIONAL MEETING: 6 pm at the West Seattle High School library, families of Seattle Public Schools students are invited to meet with district officials to talk about special education – more in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

‘GIVING THANKS’ COMMUNITY SUCCESS DINNER: 6 pm tonight at Denny International Middle School, Denny families and staff are invited to this special dinner in the Galleria: “Turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and lots of pie will be served! There will be a winter clothes give-away, community resources, games, raffles, an opportunity to thank our community veterans, and to take a free family picture! Questions and transportation support, please contact Ms. Amaral at 252-8954 or rmamaral@seattleschools.org.” (2601 SW Kenyon)

WEST SEATTLE SEE DOGS: See what it takes to raise a future guide dog! WSSD meets at The Kenney (WSB sponsor), 6:30 pm. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: The Port of Seattle Environmental Impact Statement process for the Terminal 5 modernization project is on the agenda for ANA tonight, two nights before the port’s own public “scoping” meeting. Also to be discussed: Who’ll be ANA’s new leaders? 7 pm, The Sanctuary at Admiral. (42nd SW & SW Lander)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse board room, business meeting for the FCA board. Agenda includes “tonight’s agenda includes discussion of off-leash dog policies, Endolyne business planter boxes, Endolyne Triangle traffic re-design, the West Seattle Transportation Coalition, City Light properties, and news from the Southwest District Council, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, and Ferry Advisory Committee.” Always open to the public. (9131 California SW)

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