West Seattle Blog... » WS miscellaneous http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:30:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle Sunday: Art, music, shopping, walking, pet blessings … http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-sunday-art-music-shopping-walking-pet-blessings/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-sunday-art-music-shopping-walking-pet-blessings/#comments Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:51:15 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324902

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MORE, OF COURSE … on our complete calendar.

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

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

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

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(36th SW & SW Snoqualmie)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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West Seattle Wednesday: What’s ahead for today/tonight http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-wednesday-whats-ahead-for-todaytonight/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-wednesday-whats-ahead-for-todaytonight/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:44:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324502

With a gray start to the day, we’re hauling out a blue-sky pic from last weekend (recognize that path?). And now, we’re looking into the future – here’s what’s happening for September’s grand finale, today and tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

‘SWIM DUWAMISH’ FINALE: 11 am at Seacrest Pier, help welcome local swimmer Mark Powell, who’s been swimming the Duwamish River and its connecting tributaries in increments over the summer, as chronicled here. (1660 Harbor SW)

BABY STORY TIME: Today, High Point Library is where you’ll find story time for newborns through one-year-olds, 11:30 am. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

LUNCHTIME MEETUP: West Seattle’s only coworking center, Office Junction (WSB sponsor), invites entrepreneurs, at-home workers, coffee-shop workers, etc., to the weekly noon brown-bag meetup. (6040 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND FINALE: 4-7 pm, it’s your last scheduled chance this season to buy fresh produce right next to the urban mini-farm where it was grown by local gardeners. (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

GREENWAY/RAINGARDEN INFO MEETING: A “drop-in session” at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge tonight, 6-7:30 pm, will offer information about the under-construction Delridge-Highland Park Greenway and the Delridge Natural Drainage System project. (9050 16th SW)

‘ROCK FOR FAULKNER’ BENEFIT: The Tea Party is live in-store tonight at Easy Street Records, but it’s more than a show:

In support of KISW‘s Hall of Famer, Cathy Faulkner, we are helping raise funds for her husband’s battle with cancer. The Tea Party will be performing an intimate acoustic set at Easy Street at 7 pm, followed by a signing & photo session. Ticket pre-orders for the event are $20 and include one ticket to the show and a copy of The Tea Party’s latest release …

Go here to find out more AND to pre-order your ticket ASAP. (California SW & SW Alaska)

MORE … on our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Tuesday: Change school start times? Meeting tonight. Plus, North Delridge Action Plan workshop; Design Review changes ‘open house’; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-tuesday-change-school-start-times-meeting-tonight-plus-north-delridge-action-plan-workshop-design-review-changes-open-house-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-tuesday-change-school-start-times-meeting-tonight-plus-north-delridge-action-plan-workshop-design-review-changes-open-house-more/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:45:22 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324409

(California sea lion, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Highlights of what’s up today/tonight, featuring listings from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY: Go wish WSB’s coffee sponsors Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW) and C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW) a happy “National Coffee Day”!

BABY STORY TIME: 10:30 am at Southwest Library – songs, stories, rhymes for wee ones up to a year old. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

QUILT SHOW AND LUNCHEON: 11:45 pm lunch, 12:30 pm quilt show at Senior Center of West Seattlecheck to be sure there’s room! (SW Oregon & California SW)

NORTH DELRIDGE ACTION PLAN: Come find out about the draft plan and talk about your hopes and dreams for the area – including the future of Delridge Way and vicinity as a “multimodal corridor” – during a 6-8 pm workshop at Delridge Community Center; details in our calendar listing. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

CHANGE DESIGN REVIEW? The city’s been working on “improvements” to the Design Review program, and is having two open houses – neither is in West Seattle, but at 6 pm tonight in Columbia City, it’s the closest one. Details here. (4721 Rainier Ave. S.)

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH SCHOOL BOARD REP: West Seattle/South Park’s rep on the Seattle Public Schools board, Marty McLaren, has her next community-conversation meeting tonight at High Point Library, 6-8 pm. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

CHANGE SCHOOL START TIMES? TALK PROPOSED ‘BELL TIMES’ TONIGHT: For the second consecutive night, Seattle Public Schools is bringing a big topic to a meeting in West Seattle. 6:30 pm, the next round of discussion about changing “bell times” – school schedules – is happening at Chief Sealth International High School. See the superintendent’s Draft Proposal by going here (note, for example, that West Seattle High School would start an hour later than it does now, and Denny IMS & Madison MS would start almost 2 hours later than they do now); more info about the meeting here. (2600 SW Thistle)

MORE! for tonight, tomorrow, beyond on our complete calendar.

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What’s up for fall’s first West Seattle Sunday, eclipse & more http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/whats-up-for-the-first-west-seattle-sunday-of-fall/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/whats-up-for-the-first-west-seattle-sunday-of-fall/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:59:08 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324184 From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

RECYCLE ROUNDUP: The twice-yearly free dropoff event at Fauntleroy Church is 9 am-3 pm today, and as suggested here in our final preview, getting there early is the best way to save time. Here one more time is the list of what will and won’t be accepted. (9140 California SW)

MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE: Scheduled before last Thursday’s deadly Aurora Bridge crash, but potentially, if they have walk-up space/appointments remaining, a good way to help Bloodworks Northwest build supplies back up. 9:30 am-3:30 pm at Westwood Village; closed for a break 11:30 am-12:30 pm; more info here. (2800 SW Barton)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: See what’s fresh for fall – 10 am-2 pm in the street. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

HYMN FESTIVAL: 10:30 am at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor), you’re invited to a Hymn Festival featuring the music ministries of Andrew J. King, Cantor/Organist, and Dean Walter Hard, Deacon/Choirmaster, with a Luncheon Tea afterward. (4105 California SW)

‘UNDOING RACISM‘: After Marcus Green‘s 10:30 am sermon at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Gatewood, all are welcome at a 1-2:30 pm followup discussion “an in-depth discussion about our role in dismantling the systems and structures that maintain racism” – details in our calendar listing. (7141 California SW)

RONNDA CADLE: Live acoustic-guitar music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

ALL-AGES OPEN MICROPHONE: 4-7 pm (signups at 3), The Skylark‘s last-Sunday-of-the-month event offers much more than your standard open-microphone session – explained here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LUNAR ECLIPSE: Tonight’s eclipse will be under way when the moon rises in the east at 6:54 pm (you might consider viewing from higher ground, such as Rotary Viewpoint Park, which is the totem-pole parklet on the east side of 35th SW at SW Alaska). More info here. (Photo by David Hutchinson – 2011 lunar eclipse, seen from Alki)

MORE … on our calendar.

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From the pub to the pool, the Longhouse to the coffeehouse, see what’s up for your West Seattle Saturday: http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/from-the-pub-to-the-pool-the-longhouse-to-the-coffeehouse-see-whats-up-for-your-west-seattle-saturday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/from-the-pub-to-the-pool-the-longhouse-to-the-coffeehouse-see-whats-up-for-your-west-seattle-saturday/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:33:53 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324091

(Photo by Laura Goodrich, from the WSB Flickr group)

Happy weekend! We start with a transportation reminder:

METRO SERVICE CHANGE: Today is when the next “service change” takes effect. Not much changing for West Seattle this time around, but here’s the breakout.

Now – highlights from our calendar:

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 am-11 am, benefit breakfast with the West Seattle Lions Club at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (4127 SW Oregon)

SEAVIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE: 8 am-3 pm, come see what’s for sale at the church in Seaview. (4620 SW Graham)

SHOREWOOD PARKING LOT SALE: 8:30 am-4 pm, day two of the sale at Shorewood Christian School‘s parking lot – info here. (10300 28th SW)

MAC’S TRIANGLE PUB TURNS TEN: 9 am-2 am, party all day and all night as the pub in the South Delridge Triangle celebrates its 10th anniversary. Here’s the plan. (9454 Delridge Way SW)

FREE GENEALOGY SEMINAR: 9:30 am-1 pm at West Seattle’s Church of Latter-Day Saints, no pre-registration required, all welcome. Details here. (4001 44th SW)

(WSB photo @ SW Precinct, added 11:40 am)
DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: Get those expired/no-longer-needed leftover prescription drugs out of your house safely, by dropping them off, no questions asked, 10 am-2 pm today at the Southwest Precinct. (2300 SW Webster)

(added) HOT DOGS FOR A CAUSE: Last benefit barbecue of the year at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 11 am until about 3 – hot dogs for $3. (California/Morgan/Fauntleroy)

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, FINAL SESSION: 11 am-1 pm at the Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club pool, it’s the fifth and final chance for your dog(s) to swim in the pool before it’s closed for the year (the human swimming season is already over). It’s a benefit for AHSTC’s teams, and you don’t have to be a member to participate – info here. (11003 31st SW)

‘LISTEN TO SEATTLE’: 2 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse, the Steve Griggs Ensemble will premiere this “75-minute original program of narration and music inspired by the life and words of Chief Seattle, weaving indigenous customs and local history with jazz composition and improvisation.” (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

THE WHATEVERLY BROTHERS: 7-9 pm, live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) with an eclectic range of musical styles. (5612 California SW)

THE GODS THEMSELVES: Album-release party, free/all-ages, 7 pm at Easy Street Records in The Junction. (California SW & SW Alaska)

THE JOCELYN PETTIT BAND: Canadian and Celtic folk music and more at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm. (7904 35th SW)

AFTER – AN APOCALYPSE STORY: 8:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in North Delridge, Rebel Belly Productions presents “AFTER – An Apocalypse Story.” A tale told through dancing to live music; read about it, and get tickets, here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

MORE! Browse our complete calendar for the rest of the listings for today/tonight/beyond.

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West Seattle Friday: Concert benefiting WS Helpline; blacksmith’s ‘Seattle Made’ creations @ Click!; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-friday-concert-benefiting-ws-helpline-blacksmiths-seattle-made-creations-click-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-friday-concert-benefiting-ws-helpline-blacksmiths-seattle-made-creations-click-more/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:48:53 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324046 From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PARKING-LOT SALE: The Shorewood Christian School fall/winter parking-lot sale is on until 4 pm today, 8:30 am-4 pm tomorrow. Thanks to Mel for the photo! (10300 28th SW)

BOWLING FOR HOPE: 4-6 pm at West Seattle Bowl, bowling, pizza, and pop to benefit the Hope Middle School Washington, D.C., enrichment program – details here. (39th SW & SW Oregon)

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: 5-7 pm, second-to-last chance for your dog to swim at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club during their post-human-swimming-season fundraiser – details here. (10103 31st SW)

‘SEATTLE MADE WEEK’ TRUNK SHOW @ CLICK! Local blacksmith Erica Gordon is bringing her Steel Toe Studios forged buckles and handmade leather belts to Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) for a Seattle Made Week” trunk show, 6-9 pm tonight. Here’s Erica in the studio:

(Photo courtesy Erica Gordon)
Click! says, “She will be showcasing a limited offering of one-of-a-kind buckles from her Scale collection, as well as new leather belt color ways. She will also be sharing her full collection of stainless steel and brass jewelry, not typically carried at Click!.” (4540 California SW)

HELP THE HELPLINE – CONCERT SERIES STARTS TONIGHT AT ALKI UCC: At 7 pm, Alki UCC Church is hosting its first formal concert since acquiring a 7-foot handmade German concert grand piano two years ago, and its the start of a concert series meant “to bring concert-hall-quality music to West Seattle, and support a local organization in the process. Our outreach team chose West Seattle Helpline because their focus is on how to keep people from becoming homeless.” Here are tonight’s musicians, Spencer Hoveskeland, Lia Wax, and DJ Wilson, rehearsing earlier this week (clip provided by organizers – thanks!):

Desserts and refreshments will be served during intermission. Helpline could only fund one of every three requests for help during its last fiscal year – your support tonight (and beyond) can change that for the better. Full details in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)

WESTSIDE BABY’S FALL MASQUERADE: 7-10 pm benefit at Emerald City Trapeze Arts - details in our calendar listing; get your tickets here. (2702 6th Ave. S.)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth International High School is home at Southwest Athletic Complex against Ballard tonight, 7 pm; that’s when West Seattle High School plays Rainier Beach on the road at Southeast Athletic Complex; and it’s also when O’Dea and Seattle Prep face off at West Seattle Stadium.

OF COURSE THERE’S MORE! Music, bingo, theater … all on the complete calendar.

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West Seattle Thursday: Port Commission candidates @ WS Transportation Coalition; ‘Remember Me’ for pets; more … http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-thursday-port-commission-candidates-ws-transportation-coalition-remember-me-for-pets-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-thursday-port-commission-candidates-ws-transportation-coalition-remember-me-for-pets-more/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:17:21 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=323932 Thanks to Deborah for the dahlia photo! Calendar highlights for this first full day of fall:

CHAT WITH PARKS SUPERINTENDENT AGUIRRE: Missed his West Seattle “listening tour” stops? Have a followup question? Noon chat on Twitter today with Seattle Parks Superintendent Jesús Aguirre. Use the hashtag #ParkRecSupe.

‘REMEMBER ME THURSDAY’: Help bring attention to all the pets awaiting their forever homes, with Furry Faces Foundation and friends at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), 6-8 pm, candlelight ceremony at 7, details in our calendar listing. (4410 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm, Neighborhood House’s High Point CenterSeattle Port Commission candidates’ forum, the West Seattle Bridge-Duwamish Waterway Corridor “action report,” more. Everybody welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

3 PLAY RICOCHET: 7 pm tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “Bluegrass, Old-Time, Ragtime, & String-Band Americana” music, live. (5612 California SW)

THAT’S JUST THE START … get the rest for today/tonight/tomorrow/this weekend/beyond, by browsing our complete calendar.

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What’s up for your first West Seattle Wednesday of fall http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/whats-up-for-your-first-west-seattle-wednesday-of-fall/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/whats-up-for-your-first-west-seattle-wednesday-of-fall/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:12:02 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=323832

(Recognize that yacht? Don Brubeck photographed it being towed in Elliott Bay Tuesday morning)

Highlights for the first day/night of fall, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SELLING EX-SUBSTATIONS? This morning at 9:30 am, the City Council Energy Committee has its first discussion of Seattle City Light‘s proposal to sell off surplus ex-substations in West Seattle, two years after announcing it would be determining the sites’ fate. Full details in our story from Sunday; the meeting’s agenda shows this item should start around 10 am. If you aren’t going to City Hall, you can watch the meeting live on Seattle Channel (online or cable channel 21).

BABY PEPPERS: This support program for parents with babies 5-12 months starts its fall season at 11:30 am at the Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor). Details and registration link are here. (9140 California SW)

LUNCHTIME MEETUP: Noon at Office Junction – West Seattle’s only coworking center (and a WSB sponsor) – a free drop-in lunchtime meetup for not just coworkers and would-be coworkers, but also coffee-shop workers, small-business entrepreneurs, anybody who’s here on the peninsula at midday and ready to inspire/be inspired/listen/talk/etc. Bring your lunch and see who else shows up! (6040 California SW)

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER AT AHSTC: 5-7 pm, it’s the second of five chances for your dog(s) to go swimming at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club, in the annual benefit event that opens the pool to pooches AFTER its human-swimmer season has ended for the year, BEFORE the annual cleaning. Here’s our coverage from Tuesday night. Fees benefit the AHSTC swim teams. (11003 31st SW)

TRADITIONAL CHINESE PERFORMANCES: Special event tonight at Chief Sealth International High School, presented by the Confucius Instituteread about it here. Exhibition of Chinese arts/crafts starts at 6, dance/music/acrobatics with a troupe from Seattle’s sister city Chongqing starting at 7 pm in the auditorium. Registration required (scroll down for the form) to be sure you get a seat! (2600 SW Thistle)

AUTUMN EQUINOX SUNSET WATCH: It’s a changing-of-the-seasons tradition! On the first sunset after equinoxes and solstices, NASA Solar System Ambassador (and WSB Skies Over West Seattle correspondent) Alice Enevoldsen leads a brief, informative, fun viewing event at West Seattle’s Solstice Park, where special (and newly restored!) markers align with the sun’s path at these key times of year. You might just hear something about the upcoming total lunar eclipse, too. Be there by 6:30. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW, upslope)

HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: Another community council meets for the first time since summer break, 6:30 pm informal meet-and-greet, 7 pm meeting at Highland Park Improvement Club. As announced by HPAC leadership: “The agenda includes a discussion with an EPA Coordinator about community involvement in the Duwamish Superfund cleanup—what’s worked, what hasn’t, what could be done better, etc. The Community Involvement Plan for the cleanup is being revised and our communities’ feedback is needed on how we want to be kept informed and involved as the cleanup moves forward.” (12th SW & SW Holden)

POEMS AND STORIES: The monthly Poetrybridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is tonight, 7-9 pm – listen and/or read! Featured readers are Rayn Roberts and Scott Bastian. (5612 California SW)

BROWSE OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR for more of what’s up today/tonight/beyond!

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End of Summer, Alki Beach from Dina Lydia on Vimeo.

Thanks to Dina Lydia for sharing her short, fun video from Alki Beach, as summer enters its final hours. Here’s what’s up for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:


Bring your friends and family and support WSHS Cheer at Marination Ma Kai tonight from 4-8 pm!! A percentage of all food sales will go directly to the team and help support various activities throughout the coming year!!

(1660 Harbor SW)

DOG DAYS: 5 pm tonight brings the first of five chances for dogs to swim at the Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club pool, now closed to humans for the season. Details in our preview. (11003 31st SW)

WATERCOLOR CLASSES: The next round of Jennifer Carrasco‘s popular watercolor classes at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) starts at 6 pm; more info in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct meeting room, come catch up after a busy summer, and find out more about where the micro-community policing plans for West Seattle stand. More info on the WSBWCN website. (2300 SW Webster)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK ORIENTATION: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building (home of the Senior Center), find out about joining the WS Timebank, at its next local orientation. (SW Oregon & California SW)

DELRIDGE LIBRARY STORY TIME: 7 pm tonight, it’s Family Story Time at the Delridge Library. Free and fun! (5423 Delridge Way SW)

P.S. Got registration? It’s National Voter Registration Day. Lots to decide in the November election – don’t miss it.

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West Seattle Sunday: Pancake-breakfast benefit; Second-Time Sale’s 2nd day; cider with City Fruit; raingarden celebration; more http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-sunday-pancake-breakfast-benefit-second-time-sales-2nd-day-cider-with-city-fruit-raingarden-celebration-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-sunday-pancake-breakfast-benefit-second-time-sales-2nd-day-cider-with-city-fruit-raingarden-celebration-more/#comments Sun, 20 Sep 2015 15:14:32 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=323489

(Seen from Don Armeni Boat Ramp on Friday night – photo by Don Brubeck)

Happy Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER: 10 am-noon at Alki Masonic Center in The Junction, join Westside Wildcat Junior Football and Cheer for a benefit pancake breakfast, $6 per person or $25 for families for a breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, coffee; more info in our calendar listing. (40th SW & SW Edmunds)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, year-round, with locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, beverages, more. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

SECOND-TIME SALE, DAY 2: 11 am-1 pm, shop the gently used items you’ll find inside the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy UCC Church: “Bargains on almost anything you could need or want, all clean, culled, and organized.” (9140 California SW)

GREYHOUND MEET-AND-GREET: 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District, come meet the hounds.

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL: Noon-2 pm, come have fun inside High Point Community Centerdetails here – free admission with a nonperishable food donation for the West Seattle Food Bank. Hosted by Bethany Community Church. (6920 34th SW)

RUNOFF-REDUCING RAINGARDENS TO BE DEDICATED: 1 pm at 32nd SW & SW Kenyon, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division celebrates the completion of one of its two major Combined Sewer Overflow projects in West Seattle, the one for what’s known as the Barton Basin, because it feeds down to the Barton Pump Station near the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. This project resulted in 15 blocks of roadside raingardens built to catch and absorb or reroute rainwater that used to go into the “combined sewer” system, resulting in several overflows of untreated wastewater into Puget Sound most years. After the 1 pm ceremony, you’ll be able to tour three areas of the project, each with a different “palette” of plantings, 1:30-4 pm.

CIDER PRESS: It’s the annual cider-press event with City Fruit at West Seattle Nursery, 1-3 pm – bring your own growler or buy one at the event – and if you have fruit to press, bring that too! More info here. (California SW & SW Brandon)

JAMTIME, LIVE: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-3 pm. (5612 California SW)

(Saturday’s sunset – photo by JayDee)

TRAFFIC REMINDER FOR TONIGHT: The city expects to continue working on the West Seattle Bridge eastbound bus-lane markings overnight tonight, as noted here.

MORE … on our calendar!

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(9-year-old Ole Gutierrez of the Fire Breathers, photographed by Tom Madden last weekend)

The spotlight photo is in honor of the West Seattle Soccer Club‘s recordsetting fall season (2,000+ players, 340+ volunteer coaches) starting its second weekend. In all, lots going on today! Here are the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PORT OF SEATTLE BOAT TOUR: If you’re going on this, you should already have RSVP’d; we’re just mentioning it as a reminder. The port’s free boat tour for West Seattleites, to show off the “working waterfront,” leaves Pier 66 downtown at 9:30 am.

SECOND-TIME SALE: 9 am-3 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. Volunteers worked hard Friday to get everything ready:

(Volunteer Baiba Morris gets a pile of linens ready for this weekend’s sale. Photo courtesy Judy Pickens)
The sale continues for a few midday hours on Sunday, but today’s your best chance at the best deals. (9140 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE GEAR GRAB: 10 am-4 pm, outdoor gear at an outdoor sale! Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), West Seattle Cyclery, and Mountain to Sound Outfitters are teaming up for this giant parking-lot clearance sale, rain or shine, as previewed here. (42nd SW parking lot south of SW Oregon)

WESTFEST: 10 am-10 pm, it’s the second and final day of Holy Rosary School‘s annual fundraising festival. Family fun, food, and other festivities. See the entertainment schedule – and get other festival info – by going here. (42nd SW & SW Genesee)

FABULOUS FAMILY FUN SERIES: The series is back, at High Point Community Center! Louie Foxx performs at 10:30 am. Admission prices and other info, check out our calendar listing. (6920 34th SW)

FIESTAS PATRIAS PARADE: 11 am in South Park – if you love parades, you don’t want to miss this one. Followed by a festival at SP Community Center; details here. (14th Avenue S.)

STORYTIME: Melissa at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village says, “Splat the Cat will be our very special guest star at our Saturday Storytime! Come say hi to our fun, furry friend, and listen to his great stories! 11 am in the Kids’ Department.” (2800 SW Barton)

EVENING WALK WITH THE OWLS, RAVENS, & OTHER LIFE FORMS: 6:30 pm nature walk in Lincoln Park with naturalist Stewart Wechsler – details on his website. (8265 Fauntleroy Way SW)

BUFFALO FIELD CAMPAIGN ROAD SHOW: 7 pm at Easy Street Records, music and advocacy on behalf of this “non-profit, volunteer-based organization focused on protecting America’s last wild buffalo population,” in southwestern Montana. More in our calendar listing. (SW Alaska & California SW)

MORE LIVE MUSIC: Bavarian music for Oktoberfest at Elliott Bay, Roo Forrest & Friends at >C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), Katherine Terrien at The Junction Church, and a multi-act bill at Skylark – find all those listings on our complete calendar.

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