WS miscellaneous – West Seattle Blog… West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:58:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 West Seattle Wednesday: WordsWest goes natural; Delridge District Council hits the road (and rail); more… Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:22:23 +0000 (Today’s sunrise, photographed by Lynn Hall)

A beautiful start to the day – from there, here are highlights of what’s happening, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FAMILY STORY TIME: 10:30 am at Southwest Library. For kids of all ages! (9010 35th SW)

FREE TAX HELP: 1-5 pm at Delridge Library. Appointment not necessary! More info here. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

TINKERLAB DROP-IN: Snap circuits are the theme for today’s 2:30-4 pm session at West Seattle (Admiral) Library – something cool to do while there’s no school, though all ages are welcome, not just students! (2306 42nd SW)

NATURALISTS @ WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), the monthly wordfest presents “Loving the World from Starlings to Shorelines” with featured writers Elizabeth Bradfield and Lyanda Lynn Haupt. (5612 California SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: Tonight’s agenda is in our calendar listing – including city reps talking about transportation planning. 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club. (1116 SW Holden)

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Live music at Whisky West in Morgan Junction, 7 pm. (6451 California SW)

OPEN MIC: At Great American Diner and Bar, hosted by Alan Sobel. 7 pm signups, 7:30 pm performances. (4752 California SW)

MORE! Just browse our complete-calendar page.

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West Seattle Tuesday: Questions for police? Comments about light rail? It’s your night Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:40:39 +0000 (Townsend’s Warbler, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Highlights of what’s ahead for the rest of your Tuesday:

BABY STORY TIME: Two this morning, both at 10:30, one at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW), one at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW).

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: 1:30-3 pm at Jerry Brockey Center on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) college campus, all welcome:

South Seattle College invites you to the 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration, hosted by the Southeast Asian Association, AANAPISI, The Center for International Education and the United Student Association. Traditionally a cultural experience celebrated in China, Mongolia, Vietnam and Korea, South’s annual event will feature cultural games, learning activates, presentations and FREE snacks and light refreshments. Performances will include a Lion Dance, Chinese and Vietnamese traditional dances, K-pop and martial arts routines. All students, faculty, staff and community members welcome!

(6000 16th SW)

ONE MORE LIGHT-RAIL OPEN HOUSE: The third of three Sound Transit open houses to answer questions and take feedback on the West Seattle (and Ballard) light-rail projects is tonight, and it’s not far – Union Station on the south side of downtown, 5:30-7:30 pm. And remember the “online open house” continues through March 5 – go here. (401 S. Jackson)

TALK WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS: 6-7 pm, Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon, who represent this area in the State House, are having a “telephone town hall.” You might get a call – and you can call in, or check out a live stream, if you don’t. Our preview explains how.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: This is your chance to bring questions and concerns to Southwest Precinct police leadership, as well as hearing their updates on local crime trends firsthand. Also, a special guest: SPD’s Bias Crimes Unit Det. Elizabeth Wareing. 7 pm in the precinct meeting room, right by the front door, off the parking lot. (2300 SW Webster)

TIE ONE ON TUESDAY: Fly-tying and beer at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), 7 pm, please RSVP – our calendar listing explains how, and has full details. (4502 42nd SW)

UNPLUGGED, A MUSICAL GATHERING: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), acoustic musicians and singers of all genres welcome! (5612 California SW)

THERE’S MORE … on our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Sunday: From oysters to drama Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:25:20 +0000 (Song sparrow, photographed in Lincoln Park by Robin Sinner, shared via WSB Flickr group)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

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

ALKI OYSTER FEST: 11 am-6 pm, oysters, wine, beer, and music at West Seattle Brewing‘s Alki location and nearby Ampersand Café. Proceeds support Puget Sound Restoration Fund. More info in our calendar listing. (Alki SW/58th SW)

JAMTIME: Bluegrass and old-timey music, 1-4 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), with Jamtime. (5612 California SW)

‘NEXT TO NORMAL’: First matinée for Twelfth Night Productions’ new play. 3 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Tickets available online as well as at the venue before the performance. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

PING-PONG TOURNAMENT: Play ping-pong with the West Seattle Supper Club at Whisky West, 5-9 pm. Prizes! 21+. (6451 California SW)

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West Seattle Saturday: Something for everyone! Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:36:57 +0000 (Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed during a recent sunbreak by Mark Wangerin)

Eclectic list, both in venues and activities, for today/tonight – see for yourself!

EARTHQUAKE EDUCATION: Not in West Seattle, but at least one well-known local is participating – it’s the public day at the Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington – 2018 Geohazards Symposium at McCaw Hall @ Seattle Center. WS-residing reporter/author Sandi Doughton, who wrote ” Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest,” is keynote speaker at 9 am and 1:30 pm. Full list of the day’s speakers – all free and open to the public – is here. More info here. (321 Mercer St.)

HIAWATHA COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSURE: Starting today and continuing through next weekend, the center is closed for floor-refinishing work.

SEWING GUILD: The American Sewing Guild‘s monthly neighborhood meeting is 10 am-noon at The Kenney; all welcome. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

MEET THE MAHONIAS: It’s not just a work party, it’s a citizen science project! 10 am-noon at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – more info in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

WSHS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF GAMES: The district playoffs continue with games today for both West Seattle High School teams, both at Bellevue College. At 3 pm the boys play Garfield in a must-win game to determine who gets the final spot in regionals. At 8:15 pm, the girls play Cleveland in the district title game. (3000 Landerholm Circle SE)

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL-BOARD REP: 3-5 pm at High Point Library, drop in for this month’s community conversation with West Seattle/South Park’s rep on the Seattle School Board, Leslie Harris, who is also the president of the board. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

ROLLER DERBY: The Rainier Roller Girls’ second bout of the season is tonight, 5:45-8:30 pm at Southgate Roller Rink – full details here. The theme is a flashback to the ’80s, and you can be part of it too. (9646 17th SW)

MUSICAL LOVEFEST & DONATION DRIVE: 7 pm-midnight at South Park Hall, with a simple price of admission – a box of tampons (you’ve heard about this, right?) or pads, or socks, for people experiencing homelessness. (1253 S. Cloverdale)

BRANDI CARLILE: 7 pm in-store at Easy Street Records – “to celebrate her new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which drops today! Buy Brandi’s new album at our store … and we’ll give you a wristband that will get you into the in-store & signing.” Online sales don’t qualify you for this – so get down to the store, and then to the show. (California/Alaska)

MALLET HEAD: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall – “Cool jazz fills the hall once again, courtesy of Seattle’s vibes wizard, Tom Collier” and friends. (7904 35th SW)

‘NEXT TO NORMAL’: Second performance of Twelfth Night Productions‘ new play, 7:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Tickets available online as well as at the venue. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

THE ABBAGRAPHS: ’70s nostalgia with The ABBAgraphs and DJ Vodka Twist, 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. “’70s attire encouraged; contests and prizes for best ’70s threads!” $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

THERE’S EVEN MORE … on our complete-calendar page.

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West Seattle Friday: Theater, sports, music, more! Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:26:24 +0000 Half a dozen ways to spend the rest of your Friday:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE: Terry’s “Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of” series presents “The Book of Eli,” 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle. Free popcorn! (4217 SW Oregon)

BASKETBALL: It’s another 3:30 pm West Seattle HS vs. Bellevue HS district-playoff game at Sammamish HS – but this time, it’s the boys. (100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue)

FILM SCREENING & COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: “Get Out”, an Oscar-nominated film described as “a stinging criticism of white liberalism,” at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7-10 pm. Info here. (7141 California SW)

‘BOBCAT BOB’: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), it’s Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice! 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

CAR SEAT HEADREST: 7 pm in-store at Easy Street Records, free and all-ages BUT entry is only guaranteed with a wristband given for pre-orders of the band’s new album – info here. (California/Alaska)

‘NEXT TO NORMAL’: 7:30 pm opening-night curtain for Twelfth Night Productions‘ new play, “an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.” At Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

MORE! for today, tonight, and beyond – just go to our complete-calendar page.

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What’s up for your West Seattle Thursday – updated with 2 additions! Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:45:20 +0000 (Double-crested cormorant taking flight, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Morning through night, highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TOURS: Current 8th graders and families are invited to tour at 9:30 am today. (2600 SW Thistle)

LOCAL AUTHOR’S STORY TIME: Kerri Kokias reads from her kids’ book “Snow Sisters” at Southwest Library at 10:30 am. (9010 35th SW)

PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL FINALE: 1 pm-3 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), four days of special programs are coming to an end with a finale celebration. All welcome. (6000 16th SW)

COOKING CLASS – KNIFE SKILLS: 4:30 pm at West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor), with Chef Kim O’Donnel. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)

BASKETBALL: The West Seattle High School girls play Bellevue in the district playoffs, 3:30 pm at Sammamish High School. (100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue)

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT AT CHIEF SEALTH IHS: Annual event! Doors open 5 pm, performances begin at 6 pm. Everyone’s welcome. (2600 SW Thistle)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: Join the Timebank for a game night and potluck! 6:30-8 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (4217 SW Oregon)

(added) 9201 DELRIDGE WAY SW DESIGN REVIEW: We first mentioned the date for this a month ago and almost forgot to include it today! 6:30 tonight at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, the storage building proposed for a site currently holding automotive businesses gets its first Southwest Design Review Board.

This is the Early Design Guidance phase, so that’s why the rendering is mostly just for “massing” – size and shape. Public comment will be taken at the hearing. Find more project info here. (4217 SW Oregon)

(added) SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL OPEN HOUSE #2: If you didn’t get to the West Seattle open house on Tuesday, this one in Ballard (and the last one, downtown) has the same info, since they’re all about the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions. 6:30-8:30 pm, Leif Erikson Lodge. (2245 NW 57th St)

SAVING SALMON, SAVING ORCAS: West Seattle-based regional advocacy/awareness organization The Whale Trail invites you to C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) for an update on salmon and the whales who need them for survival. 7 pm; ticket info in our preview. (5612 California SW)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Tonight’s agenda includes an SDOT rep talking about the ongoing work at 59th/Admiral. 7 pm, Alki UCC. (6115 SW Hinds)

THERE’S MORE! Just check out our complete-calendar page … any time.

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West Seattle Wednesday: Events you might love, on this Valentine’s day/night Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:17:34 +0000

Happy Valentine’s Day! And thanks to Mary for the photo of a neighbor’s work at the 17th/Cloverdale traffic circle. Now on to WSB West Seattle Event Calendar highlights for the rest of your Wednesday:

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: Day of Remembrance Presentation by UW professor Dr. Gail Nomura, noon-1 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) in the Olympic Hall Theater on the south end of campus.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress for Japanese Americans forcibly removed and incarcerated in WW II. Dr. Nomura will reflect on the injustices and hardships of the incarceration and discuss how it relates to our society today. She will also highlight individuals who challenged the incarceration—including Gordon Hirabayashi who is featured in “Ancestry Is Not a Crime,” a photo exhibit on display in our library for the month of February. The exhibit is on loan from the Seattle University Law Library.

Admission is free and open to all. (6000 16th SW)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: 1 pm matinée at the Senior Center of West Seattle. This week, it’s 1945’s “The Southerner.” More info here. (4217 SW Oregon)

TINKERLAB DROP-IN: Robots are starring in this afternoon’s drop-in Tinkerlab session at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 2:30-4 pm. All ages welcome. (2306 42nd SW)

BASKETBALL: Seattle Lutheran High School‘s girls are in the playoffs and hosting Friday Harbor at the SLHS gym this afternoon, 4:45 pm. (4100 SW Genesee)

FERRY CEREMONY: If you want to get way into the Valentine’s Day mood, be on the 5:10 pm state ferry from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth – we’re told a couple that’s been married five years will be renewing their vows, with the help of a radio DJ, and everyone’s invited to the ceremony. Free treats, too.

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Our area’s largest political organization meets at 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. The agenda – which you can see in full in the latest newsletter (PDF) – includes discussions of the homelessness crisis and “safe injection sites.” (9131 California SW)

POETRYBRIDGE: Get poetic tonight, 7 pm, with the monthly PoetryBridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). Michael Hickey and Michael Butz are this month’s featured readers. (5612 California SW)

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: 7 pm cocktails, 7:30 pm dinner/performance of “Death at the Disco” – something unusual for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Check to see if any tickets remain. At The Sanctuary at Admiral. (42nd/Lander)

JUST THE START! See more highlights for today, tonight, beyond, by going here.

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West Seattle Tuesday: Light-rail open house; South Delridge, Fauntleroy community gatherings; C & P ‘heartbombing’; more! Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:13:52 +0000
(“The first daffodil is always next to the dryer vent,” observed Lura in the note accompanying her photo)

Just a sampling of what you’ll find on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight:

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM WITH SEATTLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE: 10:30 am at Neighborhood House High Point, for preschoolers – you’re welcome to bring yours. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

HEART-BOMBING C & P: Noon-1 pm today, Historic Seattle will be at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) for what it calls “heart-bombing” – as previewed here, a chance for fans/supporters to bring handmade valentines and pose for a group photo. (5612 California SW)

PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL: 1-3 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), today’s event is a salsa/Afrobeat dance and music workshop. (6000 16th SW)

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Both West Seattle High School teams have district-playoff games at Sammamish High School – the girls play Seattle Prep at 3:30 pm, the boys play Rainier Beach at 5 pm. (100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue)

VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING: 4-6 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle – info in our calendar listing, including how to check if there’s any room since the RSVP date has passed. (4217 SW Oregon)

(added) COMMUNITY SAFETY MEETING ON PUGET RIDGE: Just got word of this. 6-7:30 pm at Sanislo Elementary School, in the library: “The Puget Ridge Neighborhood Council and community members have scheduled a last-minute meeting this evening to address some recent concerns in the community, especially with more and more children walking to school.” The concerns involve pedestrian safety and the need for sidewalks. (1812 SW Myrtle)

SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL OPEN HOUSE: This is it – the first big chance for you to tell Sound Transit what you think about the draft version of its plan for West Seattle light rail, and as noted again in our Monday story, this is the time to get everything out on the table. 6:30-8:30 pm, with a presentation planned at about 6:45 pm, drop-in Q&A afterward. At the Masonic Hall in The Junction. And whether you can or can’t be there, the “online open house” is open for comments too. (4736 40th SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP: 7 pm at 2 Fingers Social, this group of community-minded neighbors resumes its meeting schedule, new day/place – bring the family if you want, since 2 Fingers is all-ages until 8 pm. (9211 Delridge Way SW)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: The city’s HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability upzoning proposal and how it would and would not affect Fauntleroy is a major topic of tonight’s 7 pm board meeting – see the agenda here. At Fauntleroy Schoolhouse; all welcome. (9131 California SW)

Got something for the calendar? – as far in advance as possible – thank you!

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West Seattle Monday: Pan African Festival, Meatless Monday, evening book groups, more! Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:45:11 +0000 (Brant, photographed by Katy)

Welcome to a new week! Some of what’s up for the rest of your Monday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SOUTHWEST SEATTLE YOUTH ALLIANCE: Noon-1 pm meeting at Neighborhood House High Point. More info on the group’s youth-wellness work is here. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL: You’re invited to the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus every day this week, 1-3 pm, for events celebrating music, art, history, and more – full list here. (6000 16th SW)

FREE TAX HELP: Drop in @ Delridge Library between 2 and 7 pm. No appointment needed. Details in our calendar listing, including which documents to bring. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

MEATLESS MONDAY: Cooking-demo class at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) with Chef Kim O’Donnel, 4-5 pm. Today: Cajun Blackened Tofu. Cost and other details here. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)

FRIENDS OF ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: 6 pm in the lunch room, tonight’s meeting includes “a special presentation by teacher Mike Popelka on his Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. Last year, Mr. Popelka spent five months in the Netherlands learning about, thinking about and practicing ways to address disparities in education. How might what he learned be applied at Roxhill?” (9430 30th SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUPS: Both at 6:45 pm – West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW), this month’s title is “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson; at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), this month’s title is “Mink River” by Brian Doyle.

THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page.

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What’s up for your West Seattle Sunday Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:29:41 +0000 (Yesterday, we featured perched bald eagles. Today – two views of one in flight! Both photos are by Mark Wangerin)

Some suggestions for today, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction – vendor info here. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

BRUNCH: Did you know Mission Cantina (new WSB sponsor) in The Admiral District serves weekend brunch? 10 am-4 pm. See the menu here. (2325 California SW)

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-1:30 pm, interested families are invited to visit the Little Pilgrim Preschool at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)

GREYHOUNDS: Meet-and-greet with Greyhound Pets Inc. at Admiral MudBay today, 11 am-1 pm. (2625 California SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Been to see the new exhibit “Navigating to Alki” yet? The home of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is open noon-4 pm. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: This month’s free concert at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 3-4 pm, “will feature a Mendelssohn piano trio and songs by 20th century British composers. Performers will include Ann Rackl, violin; Larry Chu, cello; Selina Chu, piano; Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano; Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder; and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano.” (2306 42nd SW)

THE BREDS: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm.

Planning an event/performance/etc. and want to invite your West Seattle neighbors? Send it to us for the WSB calendar and daily previews – as early as possible – plain text in your e-mail – – thank you!

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West Seattle Saturday: Happy Neighbor Day! Fire-station open houses, library game swap, treats, tunes, much more Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:30:38 +0000 (Bald Eagles – this photo and next are by Dan Ciske)

Happy Neighbor Day! That’s part of what’s happening around West Seattle today/tonight. From our calendar:

MEDITATION 101: Get your weekend off to a calm start. 9 am-11 am class at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, taught by Peter Drummond. Details in our calendar listing. (3050 California SW)

ARCHBISHOP @ THE MOUNT FOR WORLD DAY OF THE SICK: Archbishop Peter Sartain will lead Mass and Anointing of the Sick at Providence Mount St. Vincent at 10 am:

During the Anointing of the Sick, Archbishop Sartain and other priests will individually bless anyone who is poor or sick, bringing the hope and the healing of Lourdes to them. They will also offer a Special Blessing for Caregivers, welcoming any caregiver in the community to attend. Music is provided by The Starry Crowns and concert harpist Leslie McMichael. Rev. Matthew Oakland will serve as master of ceremonies and concelebrants include Very Rev. Paul Magnano, Rev. James Eblen, Rev. Natch Ohno, SJ, and Rev. Bill Cleary, CSsR. Reception will follow.

This will be in The Mount’s chapel. (4831 35th SW)

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-1 pm, you are invited to visit the Community School of West Seattle. (9450 22nd SW)

SOUTH SEATTLE HOME FAIR: Not in West Seattle, but the city wanted to make sure we let you know about it, because many of the programs and services are valuable citywide, and this is as close as this event gets to us. Check out all the info here. 10 am-2 pm. (5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.)

NEIGHBOR DAY – FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSES: In celebration of Neighbor Day, four of West Seattle’s five fire stations will have open houses 11 am-1 pm:
-Station 11, 16th SW/SW Holden
-Station 29, 2139 Ferry SW
-Station 32, 38th SW/SW Alaska (the brand-new one!)
-Station 37, 35th SW/SW Holden

BASEBALL REGISTRATION: Southwest Little League is registering players 11 am-2 pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park. (1321 SW 102nd)

NEIGHBOR DAY GAME SWAP ETC.: The West Seattle Timebank, High Point Library, and Neighborhood House/High Point invite you to visit the library 1-4 pm for a resource event and game swap in honor of Neighbor Day – full details here. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

SINGING AND LEARNING ABOUT MUSIC: 1-4:30 pm event at Admiral Congregational Church focused on African-American vocal traditions. More info here. (4320 SW Hill)

WINE & CHOCOLATE: One more chance before Valentine’s Day to visit Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor), where they’re pairing three award-winning wines with three chocolate truffles from Seattle’s own Intrigue Chocolate – this time with truffle bars, mini-truffle sets, and assorted chocolate bars. You can check it out at the Viscon Cellars tasting room 2-7 pm. (5910 California SW)

BASKETBALL: Must-win games today for the West Seattle High School teams. Both are at the WSHS gym. The girls play Mercer island at 3 pm; the boys play Lake Washington at 5 pm. (3000 California SW)

MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL AUCTION: 6:15-10 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club – info here; check to see if any tickets are left! (1116 SW Holden)

ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: Music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

And a traffic reminder, if you’ll be using southbound 99 near the West Seattle Bridge:

REPLACING THE SIGNS: Work is planned, starting this morning, to replace the missing signs on SB 99 just before the West Seattle and Harbor Island exits.

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West Seattle Friday: Restaurant opening; treats for reading volunteers; wine and chocolate; art; more! Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:45:29 +0000 (Spotted towhee, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Headed for the weekend – and here’s what’s ahead for the rest of your Friday:

MOD PIZZA GRAND OPENING: Noon today, it’s West Seattle’s next restaurant opening, MOD Pizza at The Whittaker (WSB sponsor), right after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11;50 am. The first 52 guests will be offered a free pizza or salad. After that, 100 percent of all pizza sales for opening day will be donated to FareStart. (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW)

READING PARTNERS OPEN HOUSE: 2:30-3:30 pm at Highland Park Elementary, come find out what it’s like to volunteer to read with local kids! Treats for everyone who stops by. (1012 SW Trenton)

WINE AND CHOCOLATE: With Valentine’s Day coming up, Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is again pairing three of its award-winning wines with three chocolate truffles from Pioneer Square-based Intrigue Chocolate – this time with truffle bars, mini-truffle sets, and assorted chocolate bars. You can get in on this at the Viscon Cellars tasting room tonight and tomorrow. The tasting room is open 5-9 pm Fridays and 2-7 pm Saturdays. (5910 California SW)

FIVE BUCK BAND: ’60s, ’70s music with a sprinkling of contemporary, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

ART LOUNGE: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club – tonight, paint with live models! 21+. (1116 SW Holden)

SILENT MARCH FOR PEACE: As previewed last night, neighbors in South Park plan a silent march tonight at 7:30 from the SP Library to the scene where a 16-year-old was shot earlier this week. (8604 8th Ave. S.)

THE ESOTERICS: 8 pm at Holy Rosary, The Esoterics present “dēlectō” – their first concert of 2018. Details and ticket info in our calendar listing. (42nd SW/SW Genesee)

AT THE SKYLARK: Live music at The Skylark in North Delridge, featuring The Fabulous Downey Brothers, Smomid, Limanjaya, and Donald Crunk. 8 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

PREVIEW YOUR WEEKEND … via our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Thursday: WS Art Walk; light rail; student poetry; basketball; much more! Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:18:23 +0000 We start the highlights for today/tonight with the West Seattle Art Walk, since it’s the second Thursday:

Remember, it’s not just places to see art and meet artists, you’ll also find food/beverage venues with specials! Here’s the long list of tonight’s highlights, including:

STUDENT ARTISTS: ArtsWest has a 6 pm reception for Chief Sealth International High School and West Seattle High School student artists who are showing work this month.

CLICK’S BACK: Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) skipped last month’s Art Walk during its post-holiday refresh, but they’re open again and ready to welcome you tonight, with artist George Perrou, whose work is featured on this quarter’s Art Walk poster:

Also on our list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LAFAYETTE TOUR: Incoming kindergartener at Lafayette Elementary, or thinking about it? 2:30-3:30 pm tour today. (2645 California SW)

LIGHT RAIL @ PLANNING COMMISSION: The Seattle Planning Commission is scheduled for a briefing and discussion on the West Seattle to Ballard light-rail “representative alignment” during its 3-5:30 pm meeting at City Hall. (600 4th Ave.)

KNIFE SKILLS: Chef/author Kim O’Donnel has a new class series at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle, 4:30 pm – info and registration details here. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)

LIGHT RAIL STAKEHOLDERS: First meeting of the newly finalized Stakeholders Advisory Group for the West Seattle to Ballard light-rail extensions – public’s welcome, 5-8 pm at the board room at Union Station. Here’s the agenda; the roster, just announced yesterday, is here. (401 S. Jackson)

WINE AND CHOCOLATE WITH THE CHAMBER: Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) hosts this tasty event that includes wine, chocolate, more – details here – check to see if tickets are still available! 5:30-8:30 pm. (5910 California SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: New time and venue for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society author series – tonight, 6 pm, High Point Library, featuring Elise Hooper, author of “The Other Alcott.” (35th SW/SW Raymond)

AERONAUTICAL TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE: 6-7 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – meet with faculty and find out about the programs in this SSC department! (6000 16th SW)

PAGE-TO-STAGE POETRY PERFORMANCE: As previewed here, you’re invited to the Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium at 7 pm to watch 9th graders’ performances of student poetry – we covered it last year and this is not just a “stand at the microphone and read” event – go appreciate their art! (2600 SW Thistle)

OPEN MIC: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), come make music! (5612 California SW)

PUNK ROCK AEROBICS: 7 pm class at Highland Park Improvement Club. (1116 SW Holden)

BASKETBALL: Both West Seattle High School teams have Metro League third-place games tonight at 7:30 – the boys are playing Cleveland at Chief Sealth IHS (2600 SW Thistle); the girls are playing Garfield at Nathan Hale HS (10750 30th NE).

MORE FOR TODAY, TONIGHT, BEYOND … on our complete-calendar page.

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West Seattle Wednesday: Suicide prevention; school safety; SW District Council; much more! Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:39:59 +0000 (Varied thrush, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Midway through the week! Here’s our list of WSB West Seattle Event Calendar highlights for the rest of today/tonight:

BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library, geared to wee ones up to one year old. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

HOT TOPICS: The discussion series at Southwest Library continues at noon today with “Cooking Without Waste” – info in our calendar listing. (9010 35th SW)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle. Today: “Will There Really Be a Morning? Part 2.” (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE HS SUICIDE-PREVENTION TRAINING: For parents and guardians, 6-8 pm, “to help empower individuals to play a role in recognizing peers, friends, and family who might be having thoughts of suicide, and to know how and where we can refer those individuals to keep them safe.” (3000 California SW)

CHIEF SEALTH IHS PTSA SAFETY MEETING: Annual meeting focused on campus safety and procedures, with school and public-safety officials. All welcome. 6:30 pm – note the off-campus location – Neighborhood House High Point. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

ALKI ELEMENTARY PTA: 6:30 pm meeting. (3010 59th SW)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center. Agenda includes

6:45 pm​ – Kathryn Murdock & Thomas Fawthrop – ​SPU Drainage and Wastewater South Operations Center Outreach Team
● 4500 W Marginal Way SW – SPU Drainage & Wastewater South Operations Center site

7:15 pm – Andres Mantilla – Director of External Relations and Outreach, Office of the Mayor
● Overview – Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Agenda
● Discussion – Future engagement with DC’s and Neighborhood Organizations

(4217 SW Oregon)

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Both West Seattle High School teams have Metro League playoff games tonight, both at Seattle Pacific University. The girls play Cleveland at 7 pm; the boys play Rainier Beach at 8:30 pm. (3307 3rd Ave. W.; map)

JIM PAGE: Singer-songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Live music at Whisky West in Morgan Junction, 7 pm. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)

OPEN MICROPHONE: At Great American Diner and Bar in The Junction, hosted by Alan Sobel. Sign up at 7, performances start at 7:30 pm. All ages. (4752 California SW)

PRIDE SKATE SEATTLE: Monthly event for LGBTQIA community at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center, 8:30 pm, $8 – includes skates if needed – 21+. (9646 17th SW)

AND THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page!

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West Seattle Tuesday: Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition; Dine Out for Chief Sealth IHS; more… Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:19:16 +0000 (Common Merganser, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, for the rest of today/tonight:

PEDESTRIAN PLANS: The agenda for this afternoon’s meeting of the City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee – 2 pm at City Hall downtown – includes a discussion of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan 2018-2022 Implementation Plan and Progress Report, with planned dates for projects here and citywide. (600 4th Ave.)

BASKETBALL: Chief Sealth International High School‘s varsity teams both have Metro League qualifier games – 4:30 pm, girls at Roosevelt (1410 NE 66th); 7:30 pm, boys at Lakeside (14050 1st Ave NE).

DINE OUT FOR SEALTH: 4-8 pm at Marination ma kai @ Seacrest – part of the proceeds go to Chief Sealth International High School‘s PTSA! (1660 Harbor SW)

CAFE MIA’S FIRST WINE TASTING: 5-8 pm at the new café in The Junction, wine tasting with nibbles. Info in our calendar listing. (4310 SW Oregon)

WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COALITION: 6 pm at Southwest Library. Tonight’s agenda includes:

6:00-6:10: Short Community Announcements/Quick Discussion Items

6:15- 6:25 pm: Lt. Ron Smith, Monthly crime stats update, recent incidents discussion.

6:30-7:45 pm: Coalition Committee Planning

Update! Roxhill Park Bog Wetland meeting with SPU – next steps with grant funding
Roxhill Park Community Programs kickoff meeting is Feb 27th – outreach plan.
HALA: FEIS New neighborhoods that have joined appeal, City-wide community meetings have started, fundraising outreach/ City’s Special Committee Hearings.
Design Hearing – 9201 Delridge on Feb 15th @ 6:30 pm
EC Hughes (Roxhill Elementary) playground grant
Neighborhood Matching Fund deadline
SW Crime Prevention Council – January meeting update

(9010 35th SW)

HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN PREVIEW NIGHT AND TOUR: Got a kindergartener going to Highland Park Elementary next school year? Or thinking about it? Be there tonight at 6:30 pm. (1012 SW Trenton)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: 6:30 pm monthly meeting at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. (4022 SW Alaska)

FREE LEGAL HELP: 7-9 pm, Senior Center of West Seattle – set up an appointment in advance; here’s how. (4217 SW Oregon)

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