West Seattle Blog... » WS miscellaneous http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 26 May 2015 04:19:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle Sunday: Log House to Lighthouse, & 6 more options http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-sunday-log-house-to-lighthouse-6-more-options/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-sunday-log-house-to-lighthouse-6-more-options/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 13:25:32 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311334

(Savannah Sparrow, photographed at Lowman Beach by Trileigh Tucker)

Day 2 of the long holiday weekend – here’s what’s up:

INFO MEETING FOR RUNNING PROGRAM: 8 am at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), find out more about the West Seattle Runner Distance Training Program Coached by P3 Running, with Michele from P3 and Lori from WSR. More info in our calendar listing. (2743 California SW)

GET YOUR MEMORIAL DAY POPPY: 8 am-4 pm, American Legion Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160 again will be distributing poppies, made by veterans to raise money to help veterans, at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm – see this week’s highlights here. (44th/Alaska)

SPRAYPARK AND COLMAN POOL, DAY TWO: Whether or not we see the sun today, it’s Day 2 for these Seattle Parks outdoor water facilities – Highland Park Spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), open 11 am-8 pm, and Colman Pool at Lincoln Park, with its preseason-weekend schedule starting at noon.

VISIT THE LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm, the home of West Seattle’s history is open and awaiting your visit. (61st/Stevens)

TOUR THE ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: As previewed on Saturday, it’s the first weekend of the season for free tours of this West Seattle icon – first tour at 1 pm, last at 3:40 pm. (3201 Alki SW)

SEE ‘ANGRY HOUSEWIVES’: 3 pm matinee at ArtsWest Playhouse (WSB sponsor) – a few seats left as of early this morning, and remember the run’s been extended through next week, so shop for those tickets now too. (4711 California SW)

HELP NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS: 3-7 pm, a silent auction and more, to raise money for Nepal earthquake survivors, as previewed here. (5612 California SW)

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West Seattle Saturday: How your holiday weekend begins … http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-saturday-how-the-holiday-weekend-is-beginning/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-saturday-how-the-holiday-weekend-is-beginning/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 14:56:44 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311273

(WSB photo from a recent misty morning)

Happy Saturday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL DAY POPPIES: 8 am-4 pm today and tomorrow, American Legion Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160 will distribute traditional Memorial Day poppies at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), as previewed here. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

TAI CHI AT ALKI: 9 am, free, with Lao-Shi Caylen Storm. Details here.

DENNY-LINCOLN BIKE RIDE: 10 am, an all-ages group from the Denny International Middle School community takes off on the annual ride, which ends with a barbecue at Lincoln Park. Cheer ‘em if you see ‘em.

EVERYBODY IN THE WATER! Highland Park Spraypark and Colman Pool both open for the first time this season. The spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) is open 11 am-8 pm daily starting today; Colman Pool (on the Lincoln Park shore) is open at noon for the first day of its first pre-season weekend; details and schedule links here.

PLANT SALE: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)’s Garden Center is open 11 am-3 pm today – bring your own boxes. North end of campus. (6000 16th SW)

WOD WITH WARRIORS: Free functional-fitness tribute workout at 11:30 am at South Seattle Crossfit – explained here. (4101 W. Marginal Way SW)

ACADEMIC ELDERS: Panel at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, 1 pm, on new books by Dr. Ken Tollefson and Vi Hilbertdetails here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

COMEDY AT THE LONGHOUSE: 7 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, comedian Chad Charlie, with humor, poetry, and surprise guests. $8 suggested donation; details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT: Listings for C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), the West Seattle Eagles, and The Skylark – all on our calendar. Plus one more listing that came in via e-mail from the singer in the band:

Seattle’s Original Cheap Trick Tribute Band, In Color, is doing its first public appearance in 10 years! Live, for one night only!! We’re still the same four wild ‘n’ crazy guys and promise you a fun + exciting evening of rock ‘n’ roll surprises + musical hijinks.

The Feedback Lounge in Wayout West Seattle is hosting the party … please join us!!

!! NO COVER !!

That’s tonight at 9 pm. (6451 California SW)

PHOTO SESSIONS TO BENEFIT FIRE VICTIMS: Happening today and Monday, as a benefit for victims of the recent Pelly Place multi-house fire:

What: 15-20 minute photography mini-session with your family or loved one to raise money for the West Seattle fire victims: A few amazing professional images of your loved ones delivered via an online gallery.

Where: Lincoln Park near the south parking lot, closest to the ferries.

Price: This is donation-based and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the fire victims to help sustain during this difficult time while insurance claims are hashed out. My mini sessions are valued at 200.00 each and with a donation of 50.00 or more, you get some gorgeous images and can feel good that your donation will be used to help rebuild the lives of those struck with tragedy in our backyard.

E-mail photographer Katie DeLorme at katie@katiedelorme.com directly for questions/scheduling

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West Seattle Friday: Garden Club; softball playoffs; bingo benefit… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-friday-garden-club-softball-playoffs-bingo-benefit/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-friday-garden-club-softball-playoffs-bingo-benefit/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 16:00:24 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311207

(Male black-headed grosbeak, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
The holiday weekend is about to start! If you’re headed out, be safe and have a great time; we’ll be here covering what’s going on in West Seattle, as usual, including daily advance word of calendar highlights, like these:

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: This month’s meeting starts with 10 am registration and continues until 2 pm, at Daystar Retirement Village. Bring your own lunch; beverage and dessert are included in the $5 registration fee. (2615 SW Barton)

FREE SOUP AND SANDWICH LUNCH: For the community – drop by Seaview Methodist Church any time between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm; details in our calendar listing. (4620 SW Graham)

SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: 5 pm, it’s West Seattle High School‘s next game in the district playoffs, vs. Ballard HS at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle – ballfields are on the SW Trenton side)

‘DINGO’ FUNDRAISER: Dessert plus bingo at and for West Seattle High School, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Children’s Miracle Network, 6:30 pm “but it’s OK if you’re late,” organizers say. Details here. (3000 California SW)

LIVE MUSIC: Our calendar has listings for 5 pm at Salty’s (WSB sponsor), 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), and 9 pm at The Skylark. (Missing anyone? Please let us know at editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!)

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Six 7 ways to spend the rest of your West Seattle Thursday http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/six-ways-to-spend-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-thursday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/six-ways-to-spend-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-thursday/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 20:25:20 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311140

(Photo by Gary Jones: ‘Sea hawk’ [osprey] and prey, in Constellation Park area)

Quick look at the calendar for the rest of today/tonight:

ALKI ELEMENTARY FUNDRAISERS: First, the annual Alki-A-Thon fundraiser is on until 2 pm at Alki Elementary. (3010 59th SW) Then, 4-8 pm, Dine Out for Alki at Mission Latin Restaurant and Lounge (2325 California SW), where 20 percent of the net proceeds from food sales will be donated to the Alki PTA.

(added) SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: West Seattle High School‘s next game in the district softball tournament is at 5 pm at Southwest Athletic Conference, vs. Lake Washington HS. Go cheer the Wildcats! (2801 SW Thistle)

TASTE OF WEST SEATTLE – SOLD OUT! Tonight’s West Seattle Helpline fundraiser at The Hall at Fauntleroy (6 pm VIP, 6:30 pm general) is sold out, just in case you were wondering. So even if you do have tickets, don’t be late! (9131 California SW)

ADMIRAL WAY SAFETY PROJECT: 6 pm at Alki Elementary, an “open house”-style meeting about SDOT’s proposal for changes on Admiral Way west of California SW – presentation at 6:30 pm. (3010 59th SW)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC. The ACC is encouraging attendance at the aforementioned Admiral Way Safety Project event first, then make your way over to the church for topics also including the Don Armeni Boat Ramp parking enforcement and speeding problems on Beach Drive and 63rd SW. (6115 SW Hinds)

OPEN MICROPHONE – ‘UNPLUGGED’: It’s an open-microphone-style event for musicians who don’t need/want microphones and other electronics – come perform “unplugged” starting at 7 at C & P Coffee Company. (WSB sponsor; 5612 California SW)

BELLY DANCING: The monthly Alauda belly-dancing showcase is at 7:30 pm at The Skylark. No cover, all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

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West Seattle Wednesday: SW Roxbury walk; Delridge District Council; 34th Democrats; 34th Republicans; port town hall; more … http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-wednesday-walk-sw-roxbury-with-sdot-delridge-district-council-34th-democrats-34th-republicans-port-town-hall-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-wednesday-walk-sw-roxbury-with-sdot-delridge-district-council-34th-democrats-34th-republicans-port-town-hall-more/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 17:26:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311018

Thanks to John Hinkey for that image of the post-sunset moonset last night. (You can find sunset, sunrise, moonset, and moonrise times any time on the WSB West Seattle Weather page, by the way.) MUCH happening between now and tonight’s sunset:

CO-WORKING MEETUP: Noon-1 pm at West Seattle’s only co-working center, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor) – get out of your home/coffee-shop office, even just for an hour! (6040 California SW)

LOW TIDE: 1:06 pm today, -2.2 feet.

GET HELP GETTING READY FOR COLLEGE: Need application help/advice, or … ? Get it via a workshop today at 4 pm at High Point Community Center. (6920 34th SW)

SW ROXBURY WALKING TOUR: Questions/concerns/comments about the SDOT plan for SW Roxbury, unveiled last month? Join a walking tour tonight, for as long as you like – a few minutes, a few blocks, the entire length, or … 5:30-7:45 pm, with these times/places listed by SDOT:

5:30 pm – 4th/Roxbury
5:50 pm – 8th/Roxbury
6:15 pm – Delridge/16th/Roxbury
6:45 pm – 26th/Roxbury
7:15 pm – 30th/Roxbury
7:45 pm – 35th/Roxbury

CHIEF SEALTH IHS PTSA: Last meeting of the year for the PTSA at Chief Sealth International High School, 7 pm: “We will be electing new officers and voting on our budget for next year, as well as hearing reports from Principal Fraser-Hammer and the new IB Coordinator Teresa Cairns.” (2600 SW Thistle)

WORDSWEST: As previewed here earlier this week, best-selling West Seattle author Lyanda Lynn Haupt is the headliner for this month’s edition of the WordsWest Literary Series at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). Her specialty: Urban wildlife. (5612 California SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, with the agenda including an update from Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis and tree-trimming information from city reps, as well as planning for the upcoming candidates’ forum. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS’ ENDORSEMENT MEETING: Our area’s largest political group meets tonight to make its endorsements in various races/ballot measures. 7 pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy; more info here. (9131 California SW)

34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS’ MEETING: The group’s meeting in West Seattle this time, 7 pm at American Legion Post 160 HQ, with King County Assessor candidate John Wilson on the agenda. (3618 SW Alaska)

SPRING CONCERT: 7 pm, Schmitz Park and Lafayette Elementaries’ spring concert at Madison Middle School – more info here. (45th/Spokane)

PORT ALLIANCE TOWN HALL: The Port of Seattle presents a town-hall meeting about its new alliance with the Port of Tacoma, 7 pm at the Georgetown campus of South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – more info here. (6737 Corson Ave. S.)

EVEN WITH ALL THIS, THERE’S MORE for today, tonight, and beyond, on our calendar!

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5 things for the rest of your West Seattle Tuesday, + 3 geese http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/four-things-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-tuesday-three-geese/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/four-things-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-tuesday-three-geese/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 19:09:34 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=310906

We often feature bird photos atop the daily calendar preview – and this time, it’s what now appears to have become a trio of white geese at Lincoln Park, where parkgoers long have noted two. Thanks to the person who texted us the photo!

Speaking of the beach – that’s where we start our short list of calendar highlights:

LOW TIDE AT 12:23 PM: The daytime low tides of summer are here! Today, tide is out to -2.5 feet at 12:23 pm. It’s season-debut day for Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists, who you’ll find at Constellation Park and Lincoln Park (near Colman Pool) until 1:30 pm.

SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: District tournament play tonight for West Seattle High School, which took 2nd in the Metro League tournament – 5 pm game against Bellevue HS at SW Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct; bring your neighborhood concerns/questions, hear about crime trends/stats, plus – wonder what the truth is about gangs? Tonight’s featured guests are billed as a panel of former gang members. (Webster/Delridge)

THE HELIO SEQUENCE AT EASY STREET: Free Easy Street Records in-store performance at 7 pm tonight in honor of The Helio Sequence‘s album release. (California/Alaska)

DINE OUT FOR HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY: Until 9 pm, dine at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center and a percentage of the proceeds benefits the Highland Park Elementary PTA. (9614 14th SW)

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SUNDAY: West Seattle 5K; Alki Daze; ‘The Painter’ author… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/sunday-west-seattle-5k-alki-daze-the-painter-author/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/sunday-west-seattle-5k-alki-daze-the-painter-author/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 13:07:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=310640 Today starts with a big event that might affect you even if you’re not participating:

WEST SEATTLE 5K: Alki Avenue will be closed from 63rd eastward to Duwamish Head from about 8 am to 11 am for the annual West Seattle 5K Run/Walk, presented by the West Seattle High School PTSA as a fundraiser for student needs (with co-sponsors including WSB). Even if you’re not registered yet, just come down to the Alki Bathhouse and sign up pre-race, starting around 8. The runners/walkers take off shortly after 9 am. (61st/Alki)

As mentioned here previously, NO “Summer Streets” (Car-Free Day) festival afterward – the city scrapped it – but community members have organized fun stuff for:

ALKI DAZE: From the Facebook event page – 1 pm costumed bike parade – meet at 63rd/Alki; 2 pm patio party in the 2600 block of Alki SW (live music with Slow Dance, Darci Carlson, Project Wonder Bread); 3 pm, same area, “bicycle drag race.”

Also happening today:

TLC FOR LP: Friends of Lincoln Park would love to see you there – meet at 9 am at the Fauntleroy/Rose kiosk. Work-party details here.

WEST SEATTLE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: Interested in joining? The monthly breakfast meeting today, 9:30 am at Young’s Restaurant in South Delridge, is a great place to check out the WSARC. Details here – and did you read this story? (9413 16th SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. 4th-to-last time you’ll find the market in its current location, since June 14th is when it moves into the street! (44th/Alaska)

DUWAMISH NATIVE FOODS, NOW AND THEN: Noon-4 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle, including a cultural program 1-2 pm and shared meal 3-4 pm – details here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

‘BETTER PLANNING FOR NONPROFITS’: Free class at Admiral Congregational Church, 12:30 pm – more info here. (California/Hill)

MEET ‘SEATTLE READS’ AUTHOR PETER HELLER: 4 pm at Southwest Branch Library, you can meet author Peter Heller, who wrote “The Painter,” this year’s Seattle Reads book – info here. (35th/Henderson)

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West Seattle Saturday: See what’s up today and tonight! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-saturday-see-whats-up-today-and-tonight-2/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-saturday-see-whats-up-today-and-tonight-2/#comments Sat, 16 May 2015 15:16:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=310517

(Western Tanager, photographed by Trileigh Tucker near Lincoln Park)

Busy, busy Saturday ahead. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE HI-YU COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: It’s a busy Saturday. Whatever you’re doing, start it at the VFW Hall, 8 am-11 am, for breakfast and the talent exhibition that’s being judged as part of choosing the new Hi-Yu Senior Court Queen. (3601 SW Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE BEE FESTIVAL: Starts with the 9 am Honey Run at 30th/Juneau, and includes the 11 am parade in High Point Commons Park – more details here and here. (Various High Point locations)

35TH SW SAFETY PROJECT WALKING TOUR: Questions/concerns/comments about what the city is proposing for 35th SW? Talk with SDOT during all or part of this morning’s walking tour, which starts at 9 am at 35th/Avalon and offers other meetup points all the way to noon at 35th/Roxbury- see our Friday preview.

SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 am-2 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), “a wonderful display of books for all ages.” (3940 41st SW)

HELP SAVE SEATTLE’S APPLES: 10 am-1 pm, CityFruit, and local fruit trees, need you – as explained here. (8845 34th SW)

‘FESTIVAL OF RESISTANCE’: 10 am-4:30 pm activities at and off Seacrest and Jack Block Parks, organized by opponents of Arctic offshore drilling in relation to Shell vessels using Terminal 5. Details in our Friday update. (P.S. The barge just off the area with a trailer and solar panels is part of it, with “projections” expected by dusk on what organizers are calling The People’s Platform.)

TAKE A WALK TO SHAPE A TOUR: 10:30 am-noon, second of three Alki-area walks to help shape a future all-encompassing walking tour – your input will help make that tour terrific. Meet at the SW Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum. (61st/Stevens)

CITY MOUSE TURNS 5: Happy 5th Anniversary to City Mouse Studio and Store in The Junction – celebration with special events and deals 11 am-2 pm. (4218 SW Alaska)

BENEFIT BARBECUE AT THRIFTWAY: 11 am-4 pm, today’s West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) benefit barbecue lunch – only $5 – raises money for Northwest Harvest. Bratwurst with grilled peppers and onions, drink, and chips included. Look for the grill tent outside the store. (4201 SW Morgan)

FIRE IT UP … at the Barton St. P-Patch in Westwood, 11 am-3 pm, help get the garden ready for spring and enjoy fresh treats from the P-Patch’s oven. Details here. (34th/Barton)

FRIENDSHOP POP-UP: 11:30 am-3:30 pm – here’s what it’s all about. West Seattle (Admiral) Library steps. (2306 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE 5K REGISTRATION/PACKET PICKUP: Noon-6 pm today, register for tomorrow’s West Seattle 5K or, if you’re already signed up, pick up your packet, at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) – beat the last-minute pre-race rush! (2743 California SW)

ONE-DAY NATIVE ART SHOW: 1-4 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle, “Contemporary and Traditional Native Fine Arts of the Future” with John Romero. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

ALKI DAZE: The community-organized celebration starts tonight with a meet-and-greet at Alki Huddle, 6 pm, followed by a beach bonfire at 8 pm – here’s our preview.

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

MORE on the calendar (and note that Highland Park Uncorked and tonight’s performance of “Angry Housewives” are sold out!) … here.

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West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk; candidates’ forum; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-candidates-forum-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-candidates-forum-more/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 17:46:24 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=310306

Topping the list of what else is going on today/tonight – it’s the May edition of West Seattle Art Walk, 6-9 pm. Here’s the map/venue list:


Plan your evening by browsing the artist/venue previews on the official WS Art Walk website.

Four more highlights from the calendar (just a few of MANY things, so please follow that link to browse the full list):

CANDIDATES’ FORUM: Though it’s not IN West Seattle, it’s co-presented by the 34th District Democrats – a candidates’ forum for the two at-large City Council positions (8 and 9) and the local School Board seat (6). Doors at 6:30, forum at 7, on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Georgetown campus. (6737 Corson Ave. S.)

ALKI ELEMENTARY PTA MEETING: 6:30 pm tonight at Alki Elementary – be there for the budget presentation. (3010 59th SW)

FRANK FEST: The seventh annual celebration of Frank Sinatra, 7 pm at Feedback Lounge. (6451 California SW)

ANGRY HOUSEWIVES: A few tickets remain for tonight’s 7:30 pm performance at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) – did you hear it’s been extended one more week, to the end of the month, too? (4711 California SW)

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Four highlights for your West Seattle Wednesday, morning to night http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/four-highlights-for-your-west-seattle-wednesday-morning-to-night/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/four-highlights-for-your-west-seattle-wednesday-morning-to-night/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 16:10:23 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=310196

(Our favorite bird! Steller’s Jay photographed in Fauntleroy Park in April by Mark Wangerin)

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

SPOT SHRIMP, DAY 2: Until 3 pm, it’s the second of two days for spot-shrimp fishing in Elliott Bay, until 3 pm, which means things are likely busy at Don Armeni Boat Ramp. (1222 Harbor SW)

PLAY & LEARN: 11 am, toddler- and preschooler-age children are welcome at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center – details here. (6400 Sylvan Way)

SENIOR CENTER OF WEST SEATTLE BOARD MEETING: 5:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, it’s the monthly board meeting – public welcome. (Oregon/California)

INFORMATION NIGHT FOR DISTANCE-TRAINING PROGRAM: 6:15 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) – details here. (2743 California SW)

THOSE ARE JUST 4 – SEE MANY MORE on our calendar!

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West Seattle Tuesday: Should schools’ bell times change? Plus: WSCO concert; JuNO, Fauntleroy, Admiral meetings; more! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-tuesday-should-schools-bell-times-change-plus-wsco-concert-juno-fauntleroy-admiral-meetings-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-tuesday-should-schools-bell-times-change-plus-wsco-concert-juno-fauntleroy-admiral-meetings-more/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 16:49:31 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=309987

(Photo by Ed Swan, who identifies it as a Red Admiral butterfly, photographed in the Admiral area)

Wide-ranging lineup of highlights tonight:

SEATTLE GREENDRINKS HEADS WEST: 5:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – details here, including how to RSVP. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL INFORMATION FAIR AT WESTSIDE SCHOOL: Happening tonight:

Westside School will be holding a high-school information fair on Tuesday May 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The fair will host approximately 15 Admission Directors from the Seattle area, along with two boarding schools. We would like to invite students and parents to the fair, with the purpose of providing an opportunity to learn more about these great schools and the admission process. Some of the schools that will be in attendance are Bishop Blanchet, Seattle Prep, Kennedy, Seattle Lutheran, Annie Wright, St. Michaels University School (BC), Aviation High School, Academy Schools, and Holy Names Academy

Westside is in Sunrise Heights. (7740 34th SW)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS: 6:30 pm at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium, program including works by Haydn and Beethoven, and a premiere work by West Seattle composer Robert Duisberg – details in our calendar listing. (2600 SW Thistle)

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, JuNO meets with agenda highlights listed by director René Commons:

Our Guest Speaker is: Lynn Best, Director, Environmental Affairs, Seattle City Light. Lynn will advise our community on the current and future status of the Avalon Substation and adjoining restaurant property. Seattle City Light owns both properties (location is 35th ave and SW Genesee st at NE bridge entrance); the large concrete substation is cleared and fenced off – looks like a bunker, and the restaurant site – former terriyaki- was recently leased by them to Pecos Pit BBQ. We have asked Lynn to share with our community an an overview on the process of how sub station properties can convert to public green spaces. Are the sites marketed only to private investors; can there be a more rigorous evaluation process of converting sites as green spaces to benefit our dense urban community?

J u N O meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. … Working together to make our West Seattle Junction and Triangle Neighborhoods a better place to work, live and play!!! … (Also) We will discuss dates for Junction Plaza Park cleanup and future artwork concepts for this small but integral neighborhood park.

Emergency Hub – update on Saturdays event at Hiawatha
Fauntleroy Boulevard Improvement – discussion with updates
Juno Events – martini walk or pub crawl organizers needed
Juno Booth at WS Street Fair – ideas and volunteers needed

(Oregon/California)

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BELL TIMES: Should they change? The district is taking a closer look at three options for scheduling and would like to hear from you – whether you are a parent, staffer, neighbor, or anyone else with an opinion. The comment period is running out but you’re welcome at a meeting at 7 pm tonight at Chief Sealth International High School. Our calendar listing includes other ways to have a say, as long as you do it quickly. (2600 SW Thistle)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Public’s always welcome at the FCA‘s monthly board meeting, 7 pm in the conference room at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral – learn about land use, how to find out what’s happening and how to have a say in it. All welcome. (42nd/Lander)

PUBLIC HEALTH CAFE ON CHILDHOOD ASTHMA: Is it linked to the environment? Hear from and talk with Dr. Catherine Karr, Pediatrician, UW research scientist, & Director of the NW Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. 7 pm at Chaco Canyon Organic Café in The Triangle. Free, all welcome. (3770 SW Alaska)

MORE … today/tonight/beyond – just check out our calendar.

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West Seattle Monday: See what’s up to start your week http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-monday-see-whats-up-to-start-your-week/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-monday-see-whats-up-to-start-your-week/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 16:04:04 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=309922

(Male American Goldfinch, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)
A new week! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 1-3 pm, it’s the twice-monthly meeting of this group at Providence Mount St. Vincent – info in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 6:30 pm on the second Monday means it’s time for the NDNC to meet, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

PLANT-IDENTIFICATION WALK: Been to “Soundway Park“? That’s the site of tonight’s free 6:30 pm plant-identification walk with the Nature Consortium. Check to see if there’s room (if there isn’t sign up for a future hike!). Meet at the trailhead. (14th/Holly)

AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR? 6:30 pm, weekly on-air “meeting” for the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club – featured here on Sunday. Info for tonight (and every Monday):

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club (WSARC) weekly net @ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3. Echolink and IRLP are also available -see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at High Point.

EVENING BOOK GROUPS: Both meet at 6:45 pm, all welcome. At Southwest Library, they’re reading “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers; at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, they’re reading the 2015 Seattle Reads book, .

DENNY PTSA MEETING: 7 pm, the Denny International Middle School PTSA meets in the school library. (2601 SW Kenyon)

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West Seattle Sunday: Music for Mom (and everyone else), & more http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-sunday-music-for-mom-and-everyone-else-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-sunday-music-for-mom-and-everyone-else-more/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 16:40:11 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=309830


Beach-ing or boating today? We start with two views from our summery Saturday – above, Rebecca shared the view from Argosy’s Goodtime II passing Alki en route back from Blake Island and below, from Upper Alki, JayDee caught a view of the Seattle Yacht Club‘s regatta before, according to its website, it was abandoned due to “light air”:


(Click either image for a larger view.) Now, on to our calendar highlights for the day ahead – whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day or just the second day of the weekend:

POST-GARAGE SALE DAY DONATIONS: Until 11 am, Clothes for the Cause collection continues at Alki Elementary (3010 59th SW); 10 am-3 pm, Stop n Shop at the Senior Center of West Seattle is taking dropoffs on the alley in back (SW Oregon just east of California SW); for details and other ongoing donation sites, see our big list.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Flowers, treats, all manner of freshness. 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. (44th/Alaska)

FLASH MOTHER’S DAY SALE: Shop local with/for Mom! 40 percent off at The General Store Seattle (WSB sponsor), in person or online. Open 10-7 today. (3400 Harbor SW)

TAKE MOM TO THE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm, regular hours at the home of West Seattle’s history, the Log House Museum. (61st/Stevens)

‘ANGRY HOUSEWIVES’: 3 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse (WSB sponsor) – almost sold out as of our check moments ago, but go here to see if tickets are available. (4711 California SW)

JEREMY SERWER: 3-5 pm, Jeremy Serwer performs folk/Americana music live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor); no cover. (5612 California SW)

LADIES MUSICAL CLUB: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library – “Join us for a Mother’s Day concert featuring music by Schumann, Granados, Bernstein and a U.S. premiere of Alfred Tokayer.” Free. (2306 42nd SW)

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West Seattle Saturday: Community Garage Sale Day AND more! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-saturday-community-garage-sale-day-and-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-saturday-community-garage-sale-day-and-more/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 13:03:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=309671

(Photo from ready-in-advance Sale #28 – “plants, plants, plants” – sale pics: garagesale@westseattleblog.com)
Happy West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015! The key links, again, before we also list what else is happening:

–More than 340 sales, of all sizes, all over West Seattle, 9 am-3 pm!
–Clickable, searchable online map here
–Downloadable/printable list/guide/map here
–Donation drives listed here (not just for sale aftermath – some are collecting through the day, in case you want to buy and donate, or aren’t having a sale but have stuff to unload, and some are collecting after today, too)
–As-it-happens coverage to come (and a few more key links)! But first, a look at what else is up today/tonight:

STAMP OUT HUNGER: Whatever you’re doing today, before you head out, fill a bag with food for the National Association of Letter Carriers‘ annual collection, and put it by your mailbox, mailslot, wherever your letter carrier delivers/picks up.

NEPAL SEEDS BENEFIT LEMONADE/TREAT STAND: 9 am-noon, lemonade/bake sale, as previewed here. (7800 block California SW)

MEET ‘RAINWISE’ CONTRACTORS: 10 am-noon at Highland Park Improvement Club (which has been honored for its sustainability innovations!), find out more about RainWise and meet contractors who install raingardens and/or cisterns, for which you might be eligible for a rebate. (12th/Holden)

MY THREE LITTLE BIRDS’ FIRST ANNIVERSARY: 10 am-5 pm, the upscale-kid-stuff-resale shop in south Morgan Junction celebrates its first birthday by throwing you a party – details in our calendar listing. (6959 California SW)

ALKI WALK TO HELP SHAPE FUTURE TOUR: 10:30 am, meet up at the Log House Museum to join a walk that’s billed as a “scouting expedition” as the museum creates the definitive Alki walking tour, with your input – as explained here. (61st/Stevens)

VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am at Delridge Branch Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK: For Katherine Arquette, Native Kaleidoscope Collection, at the Duwamish Longhouse, 1 pm – details here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

AFTERNOON TEA AT TIBBETTS: 2-4 pm, a first-of-its-kind afternoon tea at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) – details here. (3940 41st SW)

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION HUBS DRILL: 5-10 pm, the Emergency Communication Hubs around the city are participating in a quake-scenario drill, including two in West Seattle (Hiawatha and Ercolini). Details in our preview.

SOUTHSIDE REVOLUTION JUNIOR ROLLER DERBY: Doubleheader starts at 5:30 pm at Southgate Roller Rink – explained here. (9646 17th SW)

GARY BENSON, LIVE: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

BARNYARD MUSICAL MYSTERY, FINAL PERFORMANCE: 7 pm at Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, the final performance of Lafayette Elementary‘s musical, as previewed here. (2600 SW Thistle)

MUSIC OF WEEZER, U2, GUNS & ROSES: 9 pm, all-ages show at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

REALLY, THERE’S MORE … see it here.

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West Seattle Friday: 6 options for your afternoon/evening http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-friday-5-options-for-your-afternoonevening/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-friday-5-options-for-your-afternoonevening/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 16:09:37 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=309595

Good morning! Summer-ish weather today (and tomorrow too), and a great day to be on the water – that’s the carrier John C. Stennis (CVN 74) with the Bremerton ferry, photographed by Greg Snyder, back today from at-sea training. Somewhat quiet schedule for today/tonight, as we head toward a big weekend (Mother’s Day on Sunday, West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day tomorrow):

FREE BAKING CLASS FOR TEENS: 3 pm at Delridge Community Center – learn how to bake, free! (4501 Delridge Way SW)

METRO LEAGUE HIGH-SCHOOL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Games tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex in West Seattle and Steve Cox Memorial Field in White Center.

RUDY’S WEST SEATTLE GRAND OPENING PARTY: 6-10 pm, music, food, beer, freebies to celebrate the grand opening of Rudy’s Barbershop (WSB sponsor) in West Seattle, as previewed here on Thursday. (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW)

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATING: 6:30-8:30 pm, roll the night away at Alki Community Center. (5817 SW Stevens)

LIVE AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, The Syncopaths take the stage. (7904 35th SW)

LIVE AT THE FEEDBACK: 8:30 pm, Buckets of Rain CD-release show at Feedback Lounge. (6451 California SW)

MORE! on the calendar.

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