West Seattle Blog... » WS miscellaneous http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:19:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle Thursday: WS Art Walk; playground party, more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-thursday-ws-art-walk-playground-party-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-thursday-ws-art-walk-playground-party-more/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:56:51 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325266 Looking ahead to the rest of your Thursday, here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, starting with the biggest event of the day/night:

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

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: It’s the second Thursday, which means Art Walk night, 6-9 pm. Every quarter the map/participant list changes, and this time around, more than 20 West Seattle venues are welcoming you to come see what’s on display. Highlights are on the official WS Art Walk website; this quarter’s participants include WSB sponsors Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (featuring Todd D. Martin; 4410 California SW), Emerald Water Anglers (42nd SW & SW Oregon), Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; featuring Deanna Baldi), a group show at Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW), and South Seattle College (6000 16th SW), where the gallery show is “The Growing Visibility of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”

Also: At Windermere West Seattle (4526 California SW), artist Sheila Lengle is presenting her show “Prevail!” with 15 percent of tonight’s sales going to the fight against breast cancer – Sheila herself is a survivor. Windermere’s Kim Tingley will match the amount raised tonight.

Also happening today/tonight:

PATHFINDER K-8 PLAYGROUND GRAND OPENING: 3:30 pm, the community-built playground welcomes community members to visit to celebrate its grand opening! (1901 SW Genesee)

COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: Fall shifts the time and tasks for the weekly work party at the orchard, which you’ll find at the north end of the South Seattle College campus, 4-6 pm, all welcome! Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

FREE GARDENING CLASS: At West Seattle Nursery, you’re invited to learn how to “Make Your Bed,” a free gardening class with Jeannine James, 5-6 pm. (California SW & SW Brandon)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! Starts at 6 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle – details in our calendar listing. (California SW & SW Oregon)

CHIEF SEALTH IHS OPEN HOUSE: Dinner 5:30-6 pm, open house 6-8 pm for Chief Sealth International High School families, who “will have the opportunity to follow your child’s schedule, meet their teachers, and get general information from administration and staff.” P.S. If you’re going, bring donations for the CSIHS Clothing Closet! (2600 SW Thistle)

ROXHILL ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE: 5:30-7:30 pm, for current Roxhill families. (9430 30th SW)

WINE TASTING AND MUSIC: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

OF COURSE THERE’S MORE – please take a minute to see our complete calendar for everything that’s up today/tonight/beyond.

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Write and win! VFW Post 2713 announces student essay contest http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/write-and-win-vfw-post-2713-announces-student-essay-contest/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/write-and-win-vfw-post-2713-announces-student-essay-contest/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:00:31 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325325 Young writer in the family? West Seattle’s VFW Post 2713 has just announced its annual essay contest for students:

All students in private, public, or home school are eligible to compete. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for each grade, while first place winners will advance to state and possibly national levels with greater prizes. The competitions are:

Youth Essay – Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th
Topic “Why is America my favorite country?”
Prizes: 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15
Rules and entry forms here

Patriots Pen – Grades 6th, 7th, 8th
Topic “What Freedom Means to Me”
Prizes: 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15
Rules and entry forms here

Voice of Democracy – Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Topic “My Vision for America”
Prizes: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25
Note: Each state winner is eligible for a $30,000 scholarship.
Rules and entry forms here

Deadline for all entries is November 1st. Good luck!

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West Seattle Wednesday: Port, transportation levy, Timebank @ SW District Council. Plus – dancing, learning, quizzing, donating … http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-wednesday-port-transportation-levy-timebank-sw-district-council-plus-dancing-learning-quizzing-donating/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-wednesday-port-transportation-levy-timebank-sw-district-council-plus-dancing-learning-quizzing-donating/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:54:10 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325184

(Steller’s Jay, photographed on Tuesday by Mark Wangerin)

Your daily look into the future – the next 12 hours or so of it, anyway – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (which always includes more daily happenings than what we highlight here, so please jump over and browse through when you get a minute):

FREE MUSIC/MOVEMENT CLASS … for toddlers! 10:30 am Wednesdays at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center; details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WSHS CURRICULUM NIGHT: Families of current West Seattle High School students are invited to “Curriculum Night” at 6:30 pm. From the school newsletter: “Pick up a copy of your student’s schedule and a map of the building in the Commons. Administration, counselors and other school support staff will be on hand to greet you. Spirit gear, PTSA memberships and auction tickets will be sold. Our Culinary Arts students will be serving cupcakes, coffee, and cold drinks. After the opening, you will go to each of your student’s classes for 10 minutes. Don’t miss this important night to connect!” (3000 California SW)

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION: 6:30 pm at Delridge Community Center, featuring a performance by Joyas Mestizas. Refreshments too! (4501 Delridge Way SW)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building in The Junction. Agenda highlights:

6:40 p.m. West Seattle Timebank
-Tamsen Spengler, President

6:50 p.m. Port of Seattle – Terminal 5 Modernization Project
-Paul Meyer, Environmental Manager

7:10 p.m. Move Seattle – Proposition 1 Discussion
-Let’s Move Seattle Campaign, CM Tom Rasmussen & Anthony Auriemma
-Keep Seattle Affordable, Eugene Wasserman

(California SW & SW Oregon)

TONIGHT’S TRIVIA: 8:30 pm at Talarico’s Pizzeria in The Junction. (4718 California SW)

And something you can do any time today/tonight:

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE FOR SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GALA: From SWSHS executive director Clay Eals: “Today (Wednesday) is the early-bird deadline to save on Champagne Gala Brunch tickets – $85. People can purchase them at that price online or by dropping a check (in an envelope) in our museum mailbox (61st/Stevens) by midnight.” Here’s a new video invitation, featuring Catherine Gruye Alexander, daughter of the first Homestead chef in 1950, Bob Gruye – she and brother Rob will be speaking at the gala, which is themed “Coming Home to the Homestead“:

Also announced by SWSHS – the live auction of the November 7th gala will include log sections of the Homestead. More info on the gala, happening at Salty’s on Alki and with The Kenney as presenting sponsor (both are also WSB sponsors, and WSB is a media sponsor for the gala) can be found here.

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West Seattle Tuesday: ‘Land Use 101′ at WWRHAH; candidates for City Council District 1 and Positions 8/9 in Fauntleroy; more http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-tuesday-land-use-101-at-wwrhah-candidates-for-city-council-district-1-and-positions-89-in-fauntleroy-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-tuesday-land-use-101-at-wwrhah-candidates-for-city-council-district-1-and-positions-89-in-fauntleroy-more/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:35:36 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325116

(Today’s sunrise from Sunrise Heights, tweeted by @MetPatrick22)

Four weeks until Election Day; your ballot will arrive next week, so tonight is a great chance to check out your City Council choices, among other options highlighted below – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MATH BUDDIES: 4 pm drop-in program (first-come, first-served) for K-5 kids to get math help at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, explained here. (2306 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: Open agenda for tonight’s monthly meeting, 6 pm at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction – check out WSBC’s website for details and for other recent news about the group. All welcome. (SW Alaska & 41st SW)

‘LAND USE 101′ AT WWRHAH: Find out how to figure out what it means when a sign suddenly turns up on your street indicating something’s about to be torn down or built, whether there’s any chance for public comment, and more, in community advocate and former land-use planner Deb Barker‘s “Land Use 101″ presentation, the main event at tonight’s Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting, 6:30 pm at Southwest Library. (35th SW & SW Henderson)

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES: Tonight brings the first of four forums in West Seattle over the next 10 nights. This one’s at 6:30 pm at Fauntleroy UCC Church, presented by the Westside Interfaith Network and League of Women Voters, featuring candidates in the three races that’ll be on ballots here – District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) and at-large Positions 8 and 9. (9140 California SW)

‘BOOKTOBERFEST’ TRIVIA: Tonight, librarians challenge you to trivia at Westside Public House in The Junction, as “Booktoberfest” continues. 7:30 pm – info in our calendar listing. (4752 California SW)

And a biznote:

WHY BAKERY NOUVEAU IS CLOSED: A reader was worried to see the shop dark and a sign on Bakery Nouveau‘s door in The Junction; no worries, it’s just maintenance work – today’s the second and final day of a two-day closure.

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West Seattle Monday: School boundaries; ‘Booktoberfest’; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-monday-school-boundaries-booktoberfest-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-monday-school-boundaries-booktoberfest-more/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:03:20 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325038

(Alki photo by Michael Zaton)

Looks like one more day of the endlessly blue sky and sea. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

DROP-IN HOMEWORK HELP: 4-7 pm, Homework Help volunteers are available at High Point Library, for K-12 students. (35th SW and SW Raymond)

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOUNDARIES/STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN MEETING: No big boundary changes in the current West Seattle plan, but the ones that are in the works for next year – explained in our preview – are the subject of a meeting tonight, 6:30 pm, at Schmitz Park Elementary. (5000 SW Spokane)

WEST SEATTLE HI-YU: 7 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, it’s the monthly meeting for West Seattle Hi-Yu, which is currently inviting youth to apply for its new Ambassador Program. Come to the meeting to see how you can help with anything and everything Hi-Yu is up to. (California SW & SW Hill)

‘BOOKTOBERFEST’ AT SKYLARK: 7:30 pm, match wits with librarians, who are going around the city this month for special events like this round of “bookish and library-themed trivia” at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … by browsing our complete calendar.

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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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