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Looking ahead to the rest of your Wednesday:

PARKING-RULES CHANGES: The City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee meets at 9:30 am, with its agenda including the latest changes suggested for the city’s “parking reform” proposals. See them here. Meeting is at City Hall, and live via Seattle Channel (cable 21 or

WOMEN’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA & GIRLS’ JAZZ BAND: 7 pm concert at Chief Sealth International High School, featuring adult musicians and the girls they’ve been mentoring in an eight-week program – details here. Admission and parking free. Donations accepted. (2600 SW Thistle)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this month’s theme is “Who Tells Her Story?” with featured readers Melinda Mueller and Dianne Aprile. Admission free, as always. See the full preview here. (5612 California SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, reps from community groups and other organizations around eastern West Seattle, with agenda including a guest from the King County Dispute Resolution Center. All welcome! (1116 SW Holden)

MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA: 7 pm at the school, with scheduled speakers including principal Dr. Robert Garysee the agenda highlights here. (3429 45th SW)

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

THAT’S JUST THE START … see even more on our complete calendar! And look ahead to spring events and services via our WSB West Seattle Easter, Passover, and More page.

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West Seattle Tuesday: Good luck, Enlightened Eagles! Plus, spring sunset watch; Fauntleroy Food Fest; Crime Prevention Council; more! Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:05 +0000 (Photo courtesy Robin Kanev)

We start by wishing good luck to the Enlightened Eagles, the Pathfinder K-8 team that is West Seattle’s sole representative in tonight’s citywide Global Reading Challenge finals. You’re welcome to cheer them on in the auditorium at the Central Library downtown (1000 4th Ave.), 7 pm, admission free.

Back here on the peninsula, it’s also a busy day/night. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DINE OUT FOR TWO SCHOOLS: 5-8 pm at adjacent White Center businesses Lil’ Woody’s, CTO, and Beer Star, a portion of the proceeds benefit two local schools – Boren STEM K-8 and Concord International. (

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FOOD FEST/MEMBERSHIP MEETING: It’s the annual chance to sample local eateries while learning what’s up in the community, voting for FCA leadership, and renewing your membership, all starting at 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. This is not a “sit down and listen” meeting – more like mingling. (9131 California SW)

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Art viewing at West Side Presbyterian Church, explained in our calendar listing. See the 14 artworks inthe chapel 6-8 pm. (3601 California SW)

(Crescent moon, photographed by Danny McMillin)

SPRING EQUINOX SUNSET WATCH: Starting at 6:30 pm (with sunset around 7:10 pm), join expert skywatcher Alice Enevoldsen at Solstice Park for the ninth anniversary of her quarterly sunset watches – this is the first one after this morning’s spring equinox. All ages welcome and encouraged. It’s free and on a drop-in/stop-by basis, so you can be there for a few minutes or for the entire hour or so that Alice will be there. Uphill from the tennis courts. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

EXTEND ENCAMPMENT ANOTHER YEAR? 6:30 pm at the Joint Training Facility, it’s the city-organized meeting to take comment on whether to officially extend the permit of sanctioned encampment Camp Second Chance to remain on the Myers Way Parcels for another year. Note that the JTF is an adults-only facility. (9401 Myers Way S.)

LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY PTA: 6:30 pm meeting at the school – agenda details here. (2645 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, your chance to hear crime-trend updates from, and ask questions of, local police. Plus a special guest this month will bring his insight into current regional illegal-drug trends. All welcome. (2300 SW Webster)

TIE ONE ON TUESDAY: Fly-tying (and beer!) at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) – preregistration required; details here. (4502 42nd SW)

UNPLUGGED – A MUSICAL GATHERING! 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), acoustic instrumentalists and singers welcome. (5612 California SW)

LOTS MORE ON THE CALENDAR – browse it here!

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What’s ahead on your West Seattle Monday Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:57:08 +0000 (Sunday morning view of The Brothers, photographed from Alki Beach by David Hutchinson)

Last day of winter, but spring seems to have arrived early, as evidenced by the two beautiful photos gracing today’s list. Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SOUTHWEST SEATTLE YOUTH ALLIANCE: This group working on “community and school strategies to reduce and prevent underage drug and alcohol use” meets at noon at Neighborhood House High Point. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SOUTHWEST POOL IS OPEN AGAIN: We confirmed that the city-run indoor pool reopened Sunday, one day later than planned after almost three weeks of maintenance work. Today’s swim sessions per the schedule include adult/senior, noon-1:30 pm; lap swims, 3-4 pm and 5:30-6:30 pm; public swim, 7:30-8:30 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)

FREE TAX HELP: Drop in, no reservation required, but it’s first-come, first-served, 2-7 pm today at Delridge Library – details here. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE: Want to be REALLY prepared in case of catastrophe? This class offered by the city at the Joint Training Facility in southeast West Seattle might be for you. 6-8 pm. Check to see if there’s room – free but registration required. (9401 Myers Way S.)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library, for kids of all ages! (35th SW/SW Raymond)

(Sunday moonset, photographed by Chris Frankovich)

LAST SUNSET OF WINTER: 7:20 pm, according to the daily list on the WSB West Seattle Weather page; moonset, 9:58 pm. And remember that tomorrow (Tuesday) night brings Alice’s spring-equinox sunset watch!

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What’s up for your West Seattle Sunday Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:58:19 +0000 (Cooper’s Hawk in Seaview sunshine, photographed by Jeremiah Holt)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: See what’s fresh at the last market of winter – spring starts Tuesday morning. 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

RUN CLUB: Kid- and dog-friendly run leaves Ounces in North Delridge at noon on Sundays. All levels welcome. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

SIGN-MAKING FOR THE MARCH: Looking ahead to next Saturday’s March for Our Lives, you’re invited to Admiral UCC to make signs, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm. (4320 SW Hill)

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

SOUTHWEST STORIES: The speaker series presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Seattle Public Library returns with curator Phil Hoffman talking about the Log House Museum’s new “Navigating to Alki” exhibit. 2 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

GOT SOMETHING FOR THE CALENDAR? – as far in advance as possible – thank you!

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What you need to know for your West Seattle Saturday Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:30:10 +0000 (Some “wearing of the green” for this Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Welcome to Saturday! First, some transportation notes:

DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC/TRANSIT ALERTS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY: The St. Patrick’s Day Dash downtown this morning will bring reroutes for buses including these serving our area – each route number links to the reroute explanation: RapidRide C Line, 21, 131, 132. The reroutes are scheduled to end around 11 am. No local bus routes are on the list to be affected by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade that travels along 4th Avenue downtown starting at 12:30 pm, but if you’re headed downtown, be aware of the road closures.

And now, highlights of what’s happening in West Seattle:

WEST SEATTLE LINUX USERS GROUP: 9 am at the Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor), all Linux enthusiasts welcome. Coffee and doughnuts promised. (9140 California SW)

SCOUTING FOR FOOD: At least two local troops are picking up food donations today at homes where they left doorhangers last weekend – Boy Scout Troop 284 (details here) and Cub Scout Pack 799 (details here). 799 will also be accepting dropped-off donations 10 am-11:30 am at Arbor Heights Elementary. (3701 SW 104th)

MAD ABOUT MAHONIAS: It’s not just a work party, it’s science too. 10 am-noon, the Mahonia Evaluation Project welcomes you to South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – here’s why. (6000 16th SW)

CLEAN UP ALKI BEACH: 10 am-noon, Puget Soundkeeper would love to have your help – details here. Meet at Statue of Liberty Plaza. (61st SW/Alki SW)

UNDERSTANDING AUDIOBOOKS: 10:30 am at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, this free and fun event with West Seattleite, TV host, and audiobook producer Brian Callanan and author Wendy Terrien takes you into the world of audiobooks. All welcome. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

JEWELRY POP-UP: Susan Goodwin is at CAPERS in The Junction, noon-6 pm. (4525 California SW)

LEARN TO MAKE FRY BREAD: 1-3 pm class at the Duwamish Longhouse – learn fry-bread-making from the tribe’s chair Cecile Hansen. Call for your reservation – info’s in our listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

ST. PATRICK’S DAY SCAVENGER HUNT: 1:30 pm, bring your team to Ounces for a scavenger hunt! (3809 Delridge Way SW)

LIONS CLUB ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER: No-host bar opens at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Details in our calendar listing. All ages. (4217 SW Oregon)

ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH SUSTAINABLE WEST SEATTLE: 6:30-9 pm, come hang out with SWS at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) and learn about getting greener while celebrating the saving of C & P. (5612 California SW)

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: In concert tonight at Holy Rosary, 8 pm. Program details are in our calendar listing, as is ticket information. (42nd SW/SW Genesee)

LOTS MORE … happening today/tonight; check our full calendar.

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Highlights for your West Seattle Friday Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:30:27 +0000 (Our favorite bird! Steller’s Jay, photographed by Mark Ahlness)

Here are highlights for your mid-March Friday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: “Lust for Life” from 1956 is the movie this afternoon, 1 pm, at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (4217 SW Oregon)

DAVE HOLO TRIO: Music at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-8 pm, New Orleans jazz with a view! (1936 Harbor SW)

ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Tonight you can enjoy the West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble in concert, 7 pm at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. From the former’s rehearsal, conducted by Anton Coleman:

(Thanks to WSCO for that video from a rehearsal for tonight’s concert!) Admission free; donations accepted. (2600 SW Thistle)

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

GET QUIET: 7-8 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe, all welcome for quiet “prayer, meditation, adoration.” (35th SW/SW Myrtle)

WATCH THE SUNSET: 7:16 pm tonight, the first Friday of Daylight Saving Time, per the WSB West Seattle Weather page. Robert Spears shared this from last night’s sunset:

Also tonight:

AFTER-HOURS STOMP: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall, Arthur Migliazza and Carole J. Bufford perform “a knockout musical road trip.” Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEKEND while seeing what else is up today/tonight, via our complete calendar!

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West Seattle Thursday: Talk about Summer Fest! Talk about Sub Pop’s party! See student art! That’s just the start… Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:40:13 +0000 (Serene morning view from The Arroyos, photographed by Anjanette Nelson-Wally)

Happy Thursday! Lots going on …

MAYOR IN WEST SEATTLE: For the third time in three weeks, Mayor Jenny Durkan is making an official visit to West Seattle. At 10 am today, she’s announcing an update to the city-funded preschool program at a facility in the 6500 block of Delridge. So if you notice media vehicles, that’s what’s going on.

A CAPPELLA CONCERT: The group Under Construction from Harvard University will perform a free concert in the chapel at The Mount at 1 pm today and everyone is welcome. (4831 35th SW)

GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY ART WALK, WITH FOOD TRUCK! You’re invited! 5-7 pm, come to Gatewood Elementary and admire the displays of student art for free – and if you want to have dinner, bring some money for the Yummy Box food truck that’ll be on site! (4320 SW Myrtle)

RESOURCE FAIR AT DENNY: 5:30-7:30 pm, starting with a light dinner, and including activities for kids, Denny International Middle School families are invited to come find out about “housing resources, health information, tutoring information, college scholarships, and much more!” (2601 SW Kenyon)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: Potluck dinner and informative guests – that’s what you’ll find at this gathering, 6:30-8 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

SUMMER FEST COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: 6:30-8 pm, drop by Great American Diner and Bar in The Junction for a conversation with the West Seattle Junction Association about WS Summer Fest. Ideas? Concerns? Questions? All welcome. (4752 California SW)

SUB POP AT ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Tonight’s 7 pm ACC meeting at Alki UCC will include reps from Sub Pop Records talking, and answering questions, about the August 11th megaparty. (We covered Tuesday’s Admiral Neighborhood Association briefing here.) All welcome. (6115 SW Hinds)

AT THE SKYLARK: 8 pm, Speak Easy, Thom Joseph, Glass Souls perform. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON … by browsing our full calendar here.

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What’s ahead for your West Seattle Wednesday Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:04:53 +0000 (Red-Breasted Sapsucker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Looking ahead at your Wednesday morning, afternoon, and evening:

SCHOOL WALKOUTS: Students at local high schools and middle schools say they are participating in the 10 am #NationalStudentWalkout in support of gun-law reform, as previewed here.

JOB FAIR: 10 am-1 pm at Neighborhood House High Point: “Employers will be on site and ready to hire. Come professionally dressed and prepared with your resume.” Child care and refreshments provided. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library, bring your baby up to one year old for stories, songs, and rhymes. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE: 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, “Q Planes” is this week’s movie. $1 members/$2 nonmembers, free popcorn. (4217 SW Oregon)

LEARN MARITIME WELDING: Interested in exploring this career option? Be at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) at 4:30 pm for an information session – details here. (6000 16th SW)

LIGHT RAIL MEETING: The Stakeholder Advisory Group for Sound Transit‘s West Seattle (and Ballard) light rail project will meet 5-8 pm at Union Station downtown – agenda and supplementary documents here. Public is welcome, but note that there’s no spoken-comment period planned. (401 S. Jackson)

YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE: 5:30-7:30 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, help review some of the proposals for a share of $3 million city park/street project grants. (2306 42nd SW)

WSHS INFORMATION NIGHT IN HIGH POINT: 6-7:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point, find out more about West Seattle High School – details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

RAPIDRIDE H LINE DISCUSSION: The future Delridge-and-beyond RapidRide H Line is one of the agenda items for tonight’s 6 pm meeting of the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board at City Hall downtown. (600 4th Ave.)

POETRYBRIDGE: Paul Nelson and John Olson are the featured readers for tonight’s 7 pm PoetryBridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details here. (5612 California SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Health care is on the agenda for tonight’s 7 pm meeting at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)

MORE ON THE CALENDAR … browse it here.

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What’s up for your spring-like West Seattle Monday Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:54:49 +0000
(Pileated woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Highlights as your week begins with spring-like weather! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE: Can’t get to an evening meeting to review proposed projects for a share of $3 million? 10 am-noon today, stop by Southwest Youth and Family Services in North Delridge and share your thoughts. (4555 Delridge Way SW)

MEET-AND-GREET OPEN HOUSE: The coworking-and-child-care business The Inc, expanding to West Seattle, invites you to stop by their future space at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church 10 am-noon. (3050 California SW)

FOR RUNNERS: Physical Therapy Night at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) – stop by 5:30-7 pm for a professional assessment. (2743 California SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUPS: Both start at 6:45 pm: At Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), this month’s book is “Surveillance” by Jonathan Raban; at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW), this month’s book is “Broken for You” by Stephanie Kallos.

(Sunday sunset photo by Chris Frankovich)

GO WATCH THE SUNSET! First weeknight since Daylight Saving Time began – 7:10 pm sunset tonight. You can check sunset/sunrise and moonset/moonrise times any time via the WSB West Seattle Weather page.

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What’s up for your post-time-change West Seattle Sunday Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:57:48 +0000

The unusually angled birds were photographed by Katy Coffey. And you might be forgiven for feeling a little sideways yourself, now that Daylight Saving Time has arrived. Here are today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE ZUMBINI CLASS: 9:30 am at Lee’s Martial Arts, free demo class for little ones and a parent/caregiver. Details in our calendar listing. (3270 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: 9:30 am start time today at Walt Hundley Playfield. All welcome. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)

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

MEET THE GREYHOUNDS: Meet-and-greet with Greyhound Pets Inc. at Admiral Mud Bay, 11 am-1 pm.

FREE CONCERT: Ladies’ Musical Club, 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, featuring songs for soprano and mezzo-soprano, with Molly Tomlinson, soprano; Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano; Maria Khavin, piano. (2306 42nd SW)

TONIGHT’S SUNSET … This year’s first Daylight Saving Time sunset will be at 7:09 pm. (You can always find sunset/sunrise and moonset/moonrise times on the WSB West Seattle Weather page.)

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West Seattle Saturday: What to do before you ‘spring forward’ Sat, 10 Mar 2018 14:30:35 +0000 (Harbor seal in Elliott Bay, photographed by David Hutchinson)

Last day before Daylight Saving Time arrives (2 am Sunday, we spring forward an hour to 3 am). Here’s what’s happening in the hours before we get there:

BUS SERVICE CHANGE: Today is the first day of Metro‘s next “service change,” which affects multiple routes serving West Seattle (along with others around the region). Local details are in our preview.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: Use the lookup, with your zip code, to find out where and when to get them.

GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE, DAY 2: West Side Presbyterian‘s big sale continues today, 9 am-3 pm. (3601 California SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 10 am-11 am, join the South Delridge Community Group in showing the neighborhood some love. Bring gloves, bags, buckets, picking-up tools, whatever you’re inclined to use. (Meet at 17th/Barton)

36TH/FAUNTLEROY WORK PARTY: 10 am-noon – see our calendar listing for details.

PUPPETS PLEASE – 2 SHOWS: 10 am and 11 am, benefiting Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool, Puppets Please presents a marionette show at Fauntleroy Church – full details in our calendar listing. (9140 California SW)

HAPPY 34TH TO JAN’S: In The Junction, Jan’s Beauty Supply in The Junction is celebrating its 34th anniversary all day, 10 am-5:30 pm. Balloons, cake, champagne, and discounts! (4517 California SW)

VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am-noon at Delridge Library, Vietnamese-language story time for children. Free and fun. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

BENEFIT CHILI COOKOFF: 6-8 pm at Seattle Lutheran High School Gym, raising money for the SLHS senior class:

Students and Parents are volunteering as the contestants and working the event. We’d like to invite all ages to attend. $10 adults, $5 for students / children.

(4100 SW Genesee)

‘ROAD HOUSE’ WITH DAVID SCHMADER: Movie, comedy, South Park Hall, who could ask for anything more? 7 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (1253 S. Cloverdale)

CONCERT TO HELP WEST SEATTLE HELPLINE: 7:30 pm at Alki UCC, the Lance Lu Jazz Quartet performs, with part of the proceeds benefiting West Seattle Helpline – details in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: As mentioned above, tonight’s the night (technically early Sunday) – at 2 am, it will instantly become 3 am.

MORE FOR TODAY, TONIGHT, BEYOND … on our complete calendar!

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West Seattle Friday: Morning-to-night highlights! Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:44:09 +0000 (Bushtit on quince, photographed by Robin Sinner, shared via WSB Flickr group)

Today’s highlights are already under way!

GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE: It’s the start of sale season and West Side Presbyterian Church is first out of the gate, with its two-day sale under way already this morning. Shop until 6 pm today and again 9 am-3 pm Saturday. (3601 California SW)

CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC: Free four-part workshop for 4th- through 7th-graders at Southwest Library starts today, 3:30-5 pm. Preregistration is required, so call ASAP (see the listing) to sign yours up! (9010 35th SW)

FISH FRIDAY: Second of three dinner events at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center during Lent. 6-8 pm – prices and menu in our calendar listing. Part of the proceeds benefit charity. (35th SW/SW Myrtle)

ART LOUNGE: Bring your art project(s) to Highland Park Improvement Club and enjoy a creative, fun atmosphere during the monthly Art Lounge. Beverages available. 21+. Doors open 7 pm. (1116 SW Holden)

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

MOVIE NIGHT AND COMMUNITY CENTER PLAN REVIEW: Come help review the plan for South Park Community Center‘s future and enjoy a free showing of the Disney hit “Coco,” 7 pm at SPCC. (8319 8th Ave. S.)

FREE CONCERT: West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ first spring concert “Fate! Love! Destiny!” is at 7:30 pm, Chief Sealth International High School auditorium – see a quick video preview here. Free; donations accepted. (2600 SW Thistle)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP TODAY/TONIGHT … and preview your weekend, via our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Thursday: Mayor @ Chief Sealth IHS; March 2018 Art Walk; more! Thu, 08 Mar 2018 19:16:04 +0000 We start your Thursday highlights with a big event that will get a regional spotlight:

MAYOR’S TOWN HALL ON GUN VIOLENCE: Mayor Jenny Durkan hosts a “town hall” in West Seattle for the second time in less than two weeks. This one, however, has a very specific topic: Gun violence, and students’ advocacy to stop it. Here’s the announcement from last week. It’s set for 6:30-7:30 pm in the auditorium at Chief Sealth International High School, and all are welcome. (2600 SW Thistle)

Tonight’s other big event – the monthly West Seattle Art Walk! 5 pm until late. Here’s the venue list/map:

This month’s highlights – including art previews – are here. Perhaps the most unusual from that extensive list – free painting classes at 5:20 and 6:40 pm at Graystone Mortgage in Jefferson Square! Also scroll through the preview list for a sneak peek at these: WSB sponsor Canna West Seattle (5453 California SW) features work by Machel Spence starting at 4 pm; WSB sponsor Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW) is showcasing the work of Greta Musland (and tasting fees are waived for Art Walk-ers).And we’ve heard from a few others:

ZEKE BRUCKER: Showing at Locöl (7902 35th Ave SW) and will be there – beer specials, too.

GRAHAM VITTUM: Showing at Freshy’s (2735 California Ave SW)

Also tonight:

AERONAUTICAL TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE: Want to find out about studying for a career in these fields? 6-7 pm, stop by this open house at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – full details in our calendar listing. And check our calendar for other SSC programs’ upcoming info sessions, too. (6000 16th SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: This month’s featured writer is David B. Williams, talking about “Seattle Walks,” in this free monthly author series at Southwest Library, presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. (9010 35th SW)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! This monthly Senior Center of West Seattle-organized gathering for LGBTQ people, friends, and allies starts at 6 pm at Great American Diner and Bar for dinner, followed by an optional trip over to ArtsWest for tonight’s 7:30 pm performance of “Hir”see the calendar listing for a special ticket code. (4752 California SW)

THERE’S A LOT MORE – just browse our complete-calendar page to see!

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West Seattle Wednesday: Run, dance, dine, talk, listen … Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:13:38 +0000 (Downy woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Just a sampling of what’s happening around West Seattle today/tonight – and, as we begin, what’s NOT happening:

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FACILITIES CLOSED: Today’s the one-day closure systemwide so staffers can have an “in-service day” – back to normal operations tomorrow.

‘THE GREATEST MOVIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF’: 1 pm today at the Senior Center of West Seattle, the matinee is 1946’s “Notorious.” $1 members/$2 non-members, and free popcorn! (4217 SW Oregon)

DINE OUT FOR DAKOTA: As previewed here last night, five local restaurants – are donating part of their proceeds 5-10 pm to the Urban Homestead Foundation’s continuing quest to buy the former City Light substation site at 50th/Dakota.

FREE IN-STORE CONCERT, DOUBLE BILL: At Easy Street Records, 5 pm, short sets by Barrett Martin Group and All Souls, followed by an in-store signing session. Free and all-ages. (California SW/SW Alaska)

TALK ABOUT IT: 5:30-7:30 pm, be at Southwest Teen Life Center to be part of the West Seattle community conversation about choosing a new Seattle Police Chief. More info here, including an online survey. (2801 SW Thistle)

DANCE TIME! Musician Lauren Petrie plays, you dance. 6-8 pm at the Senior Center. No-host bar available, too. (4217 SW Oregon)

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH TRAINING RUN: 6:15 pm, be at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) for a free training run looking ahead to this month’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash. Wear green if you want. More info in our calendar listing. (2743 California SW)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: Parking, schools, and more are on the agenda, as previewed here. SWDC’s all-volunteer leadership wants to be sure you know that everybody’s welcome to come hear and talk about West Seattle issues – renters, owners, workers, students, whatever your stake in the area. 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

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

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Live at Whisky West, 7 pm, no cover, 21+. (6451 California SW)

ONLY THE BEGINNING … to see what else is up today/tonight/beyond, browse our complete calendar!

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Half-dozen options for your West Seattle Tuesday Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:39:55 +0000 (Red-flowered currant, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Here are a half-dozen ways to spend part of your Tuesday night – and you can find more for today AND tonight on our full calendar:

TALK ABOUT IT: 5:30-7:30 pm, the next community conversation about choosing a new Seattle Police Chief is set for South Park. There’s one in West Seattle tomorrow night. Both are listed here. (8201 10th Ave. S.)

WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COALITION: 6 pm at Southwest Library, regular monthly meeting. Live and/or work and/or go to school in any of these communities? Be there! Agenda includes a crime/safety update from Southwest Precinct Lt. Ron Smith and ongoing topics/issues including Roxhill Park, Roxhill Bog, and HALA. (9010 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: 6:30 pm at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor). This month’s agenda includes:

– Delridge corridor planning
– Fauntleroy Boulevard Project response to delay
– Planning for Bike Month and bike buddies

All welcome. (41st SW/SW Alaska)

THE WHALE TRAIL: As announced at its last gathering (WSB coverage here), The Whale Trail is now hosting monthly meetings for updates on orcas and discussion of how to help them. Everyone’s invited tonight at 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – free but please pre-register if you can! (5612 California SW)

FLY-TYING AND BEER: It’s “Tie One On Tuesday” at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, 7 pm. Details here, including how to reserve your spot. (4502 42nd SW)

FAMILY STORY TIME: Bring the kid(s) to Delridge Library at 7 pm. Free and fun. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

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