West Seattle, Washington
(Pine siskin, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Half a dozen highlights for the rest of your Thursday:
BLANKET DRIVE CONTINUES: As explained here, blankets for children served by Mary’s Place are being collected at Gatewood Elementary until 3:30 pm today, and again 7:30 am-3:30 pm on Friday. (4320 SW Myrtle)
DESIGN REVIEW FOR PCC-SITE PROJECT: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center, the Southwest Design Review Board meets for what could be the final review of 2749 California SW, the four-story, 108-apartment, 158-offstreet-parking-space project that will also include a new 21,000-sf PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) store, all on the site of the current store.
(Rendering courtesy Hewitt Architects)
The rendering above is from the official “design packet,” which you can see here; see our coverage of the recent “sneak peek” community meeting here; see our coverage of the previous SWDRB meeting here. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. (4217 SW Oregon)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: The West Seattle High School boys open state-tournament play tonight at the Tacoma Dome, vs. Wilson HS, at 7:15 pm. Brackets and ticket info are here; for directions and parking info, go here.
‘MILK LIKE SUGAR’ OPENING NIGHT: 7:30 pm at ArtsWest, it’s opening night for the new production “Milk Like Sugar” by Kirsten Greenidge. Synopsis, ticket info, and more are in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)
CROSS RHYTHM TRIO: 8-11 pm, live music at Parliament Tavern, with Ben Bloom, Jason Gray, and Grant Schroff of Polyrhythmics providing “some funky, soulful grooves.” No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE …via our complete-calendar page.
Lots in the works for this midweek, first-of-the-month day/night. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
BLANKET DRIVE: As previewed here last night, blankets for children served by Mary’s Place are being collected at Gatewood Elementary until 3:30 pm, and again 7:30 am-3:30 pm Thursday and Friday. (4320 SW Myrtle)
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: As we publish this at 9 am, the West Seattle High School girls are scheduled to be tipping off against Lincoln HS as the state 3A championships get under way at the Tacoma Dome. WSB is there and we’ll be updating at least quarterly, if not more often, via Twitter, with the final score here as soon as the game ends.
NETWORKING MEETUP: Join West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) co-proprietor Stefan for this week’s networking meetup, open to all – members or not! – at our area’s only coworking center, noon-1:15 pm. Get out of your home office/local-biz office/telecommuting spot and meet people! (6040 California SW)
HALA REZONING PROPOSAL FOR WESTWOOD-HIGHLAND PARK URBAN VILLAGE: 7-8:30 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, you’re invited to be part of a community-organized/-led meeting to talk about the HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability rezoning proposals for this area and how the community should respond to them. More info in our preview. (12th SW/SW Holden)
FAUNTLEROY WAY ASSOCIATION: 7:30 pm, a new residents-and-businesses group is meeting at the Rudy’s/Realfine space to talk about the Fauntleroy Boulevard project, as previewed here. (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW)
BUCKETS OF RAIN: 8-11 pm, rock ‘n’ roll at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Too warm for more snow, so you shouldn’t have trouble getting to anything on the list for today/tonight:
LAST DAY FOR YUMMY TERIYAKI: As reported here last week, Yummy Teriyaki is closing in The Junction after a decade-plus, and told us that today is its last day. (If you missed our Sunday story, Falafel Salam is taking over the space.) 11 am-9 pm. (4746 California SW)
EARLY DAYS PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP: Parents of babies are invited to the Early Days drop-in support group – twice weekly in West Seattle, including 1 pm Tuesdays at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor), as explained in our listing. NE has moved across the street, by the way! (4727 44th SW)
EDUCATED WINE TASTING … is what you’ll learn in Dieter Schafer‘s three-week class starting 6 pm tonight at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor). Details in our calendar listing – call ASAP to see if there’s still space. (6000 16th SW)
WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: You don’t have to be in a Block Watch to come to the Southwest Precinct and talk with local police and West Seattle neighbors during tonight’s 6:30 pm meeting. Here’s the preview on the WSBWCN site. (2300 SW Webster)
‘TAME THE TEARS – PARENTING POSITIVELY’: 7 pm tonight at South Seattle College’s Brockey Center on Puget Ridge, West Seattle Cooperative Preschools and Parent Map present author/professor/parenting adviser Dr. Laura Kastner. Discounted tickets are still available online until mid-afternoon – go here, or buy at the door. (6000 16th SW)
FREE COMMUNITY MEDITATION GATHERING: 7 pm Tuesdays at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: “Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all. Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.” More info in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
EDENJONELL: “Love songs and stuff” at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm-11 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Wishing you an excellent Tuesday.
(Black turnstone in flight – photographed by Steve Director)
Happy Monday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, four highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
TRIANGLE IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE: 4:30 pm at the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall, it’s the third meeting of the citizens’ advisory group working on ideas to fix problems related to Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth, aka Triangle, route. See the agenda here. All welcome. (9140 California SW)
SUSTAINABLE WEST SEATTLE’S ANNUAL MEETING: 7 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, you’re invited as Sustainable West Seattle sets its 2017 goals and elects new officers. All welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)
ALL-AGES QUIZ NIGHT: 7:30 pm at The Skylark – all ages are welcome for Monday Quiz Night. Prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)
LOOK AHEAD TO THE REST OF THE WEEK … on our complete-calendar page.
Last Sunday in February, and here’s what’s happening:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Produce, beverages, cheese, meat, more, direct from the growers/makers. 10 am-2 pm in the street. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
10 AM UPDATE – POSTPONED BY WEATHER –
FRUIT-TREE-PRUNING BASICS: 11 am-1 pm, you’re invited to the Community Orchard of West Seattle for a talk and mini-demo. From our calendar listing, “If you have your own hand pruners, please bring them. If not, we will have some to lend out. We suggest you bring water, gloves, and dress for weather. Hot beverages and light snacks will be provided.” Free. The orchard is on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)
ALL-AGES OPEN MICROPHONE/BENEFIT: As previewed here, the monthly Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor) all-ages open-microphone event next door at The Skylark is a benefit this month for Social Justice Fund NW. Sign up at 3 pm, get onstage at 4 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
OSCAR PARTY: 5th annual Academy Awards-viewing party at OutWest Bar, 4-9 pm. 21+. (5401 California SW)
CHORO TOCANDO: Live Brazilian music @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
GEORGE HARRISON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Joe Ross of Green Pajamas performs a night of songs by George Harrison, who would have turned 74 this weekend. 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THAT’S JUST PART OF THE LINEUP … see everything that’s on the calendar for today, and beyond, by going here.
Some dramatic weather these past few days, and maybe a bit more, according to the first of these two alerts:
WEATHER ALERT: This Special Weather Statement warns of possible snow showers tonight into tomorrow. We’ll keep watch on the forecast through the day and update with any changes.
TRAFFIC ALERT: This morning, the two right lanes of NB 99 on the 1st Avenue South Bridge are scheduled for closure while crews make repairs, now through about 11:30 am. Could last longer if crews have to stop down for a marine-traffic bridge opening. (Check this camera.)
And now – highlights of what’s happening today/tonight!
DROP OFF SUPPLIES FOR WELCOME BASKETS FOR REFUGEES: As previewed here, a donation drive in West Seattle welcomes certain items to make welcome baskets for refugees. You can drop them off (the list is in the linked preview) 9 am-noon today at Hope Lutheran Church in The Junction, main entrance. (4456 42nd SW)
NATURE WALK: Join West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler for “Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll” to lend Mother Nature a hand or two or more. 10 am in Fauntleroy Park. Full details on his website. (SW Barton entrance, between 40th SW and 41st SW)
CLEAT EXCHANGE – ADVANCE TURN-IN: Got one or more youth-baseball/softball players participating in this year’s Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) cleat exchange? The advance drop-offs continue through Tuesday, as explained and previewed here. (6529 California SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: All three local teams in the playoffs have games today – the West Seattle High School girls play Edmonds-Woodway HS in regionals at noon at Bellevue College (3000 Landenholm Circle SE). Afterward, same location, the West Seattle HS boys play a regionals game against Timberline HS, 2 pm. Also at 2, the Seattle Lutheran High School boys play Napavine HS in a regionals game at WF West HS (in Chehalis).
CHILDBIRTH CLASS: 1-4 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, a free class taught by a local facilitator trained and certified by the International Childbirth Education Association: “Come learn about comfortable movement during pregnancy and labor, the birthing process, coping with pain, newborn care, breastfeeding, and postpartum care.” (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
HIGH POINT PLAY AREA: Drop in to talk about the plan for renovating the play area by the High Point Community Center, which is where the open house is happening, 1-3 pm – details in our calendar listing. (6920 34th SW)
MALLET HEAD: At Kenyon Hall at 7:30 pm, virtuoso percussionist and West Seattle native Tom Collier performs the second concert of the new Mallet Head Series, joined by Dan Dean on bass and Tom Korn on drums. (7904 35th SW)
PARLIAMENTALITY HOUSE BAND: All-star funk, 9 pm-midnight at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Looking ahead to tomorrow – any West Seattle venues having an Oscar-watching party? We’re making a last-minute list – firstname.lastname@example.org or text 206-293-6302 – thanks!
Lots of fun on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight – including:
THE GREATEST MOVIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF: The Friday-afternoon movie series continues at the Senior Center of West Seattle, with 1963’s “Winter Light” onscreen at 1 pm. $1 members, $2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)
DESTINATION DELRIDGE: Tonight’s the night for the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association fundraiser at Metropolist, 6 pm. Check ASAP to see if tickets remain. (2931 First Ave. S.)
GARY BENSON: Folk music in the classic style with Gary Benson at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
PREVIEW THE WEEKEND … on our complete-calendar page.
Busy morning – but there’s still time for this lineup of highlights for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: The Fauntleroy Boulevard project is the big agenda item when WSTC meets at 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, as previewed here last weekend. (6400 Sylvan Way)
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION WORKSHOP: 6:30 pm, free workshop at Fauntleroy UCC Church “to learn practical, safe alternatives to doing nothing in bullying or harassment situations.” (9140 California SW)
ORCA TALK: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this Orca Talk presented by The Whale Trail and Seal Sitters will bring you the “rare firsthand story of an orca rescue,” as previewed here. (5612 California SW)
METROPOLITAN MARKET REMODEL TALK: The Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) Admiral remodeling work is about to resume, and as reported here last Friday, company leadership knows customers have questions and concerns about what’s changed so far and what’s next, so they’re inviting you to a gathering at the store 7-8:30 pm tonight to talk with the CEO and store director, preview what’s next, and enjoy some bites. (41st/42nd/Admiral)
TRIVIA NIGHT: Monthly trivia at Tap Station, 7 pm. All ages welcome. Prizes! (7900 35th SW)
OF COURSE, THERE’S MORE … for today, tonight, and beyond, on our complete-calendar page!
Unusual aircraft sightings – from helicopters to commercial jetliners – often bring questions, and we try to get answers. Twice today, here in Upper Fauntleroy, we noticed loud flyovers; both times, we looked them up on our favorite flight tracker, and they were commercial flights from Sea-Tac. The second one, an hour or so ago, brought in questions, so we asked Sea-Tac Airport spokesperson Perry Cooper if anything unusual was happening at the airport. Cooper had information about the most recent flyover (which showed on our tracker as a Delta flight to Shanghai) and we thought we’d share it in case you heard/saw it too:
We were, and have been, in south flow today; however, the tail winds for south flow were too strong at the time for this widebody aircraft and the pilot requested to take off to the north. So, for only this aircraft, the traffic was spaced out so he could take off to the north. Due to the fact the rest of the traffic was coming into south flow, they directed the aircraft to turn quickly to the west to get out of the traffic flow as soon as possible. This pattern would be similar to what we see when the Blue Angels practice in the summer, and they direct traffic to turn more quickly to the west in north flow to stay out of their practice pattern. Some of our own Port staff were out in the field today and noticed it when it happened as well.
P.S. One of the people who also noticed this points out that Sea-Tac has a noise-complaint hotline. Reversing it in web search, we discovered the Sea-Tac and Boeing Field numbers are part of a city-prepared one-sheet with info on all types of possible noise, not just aircraft – you might want to save it.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, highlights for the rest of your Tuesday:
FREE CAR-SEAT SAFETY CHECKS: 10 am-2 pm at Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor), you are invited to stop by to have a certified specialist take a free look at the installation of your infant/child car seat(s). (7901 35th SW)
CAREER NIGHT: 4-5 pm, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor) invites you to come learn about a career in real estate. (4700 42nd SW, Suite 600)
EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. “Ten Little Indians” by Sherman Alexie is this month’s title. All welcome! (35th SW & SW Raymond)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, the WSCPC meets, providing your chance to talk with local police about neighborhood crime/safety concerns, to hear updates on local crime trends, and to hear from a special guest – this month is the rescheduled appearance of an SPD “active shooter situation” expert. (2300 SW Webster)
SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: 8 pm, live music at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
YES, THERE’S MORE! See our complete calendar here.
We’ve already gone through Presidents Day transit/transportation info – here’s what else you need to know:
From our calendar:
INFANT/CHILD CAR-SEAT CHECKS: As previewed here last week, Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) is offering free car-seat checks today and tomorrow, until 2 pm today and 10 am-2 pm again tomorrow. Just drop by. (7901 35th SW)
MORGAN PARK EXPANSION DISCUSSION: 7 pm, planning discussions begin for the Morgan Junction Park expansion. Gathering at Caffe Ladro. (7011 California SW)
LOTS MORE … on our calendar!
Happy Sunday! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Shop in the street, 10 am-2 pm, and see what’s fresh. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)
SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING CANCELED: No SDCG meeting today – but you’re invited to the March meeting – watch the SDCG website for info.
GREYHOUNDS! Meet and greet the gentle hounds of Greyhound Pets Inc. 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District. (2611 California SW)
PLAY GAMES! See the Meeples Games (WSB sponsor) home-page sidebar for details on the groups that meet there today, starting at noon. Or, just go play! (3727 California SW)
BENEFIT CONCERT: Local musicians perform at Admiral UCC to raise money to renovate its pipe organ. Lunch at noon, music at 1 pm, admission by donation. (California SW & SW Hill)
JAMTIME: Old-time, bluegrass music with Jamtime at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)
WSB, YEAR 10, AT SOUTHWEST STORIES: 2 pm at High Point Library, your WSB co-publishers are this month’s guests at SouthWest Stories, the speaker series co-presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Seattle Public Library. The occasion: This year, WSB turns 10 – we became a commercial, 24/7 news publication in 2007. The format: A conversation with SWSHS executive director Clay Eals, a longtime journalist. As always @ SW Stories (go to the official webpage for the series to see our video invitation and the videos of those who’ve been featured before), no admission charge, and seating is first-come, first-served. (35th SW & SW Raymond)
PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD … via our calendar.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, possibilities for the day/night ahead:
SEEKING SEATTLE’S SURVIVING SALAMANDERS: 11 am at Camp Long with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Pre-registration is requested so call/e-mail ASAP – all the info’s in our calendar listing. (5200 35th SW)
VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am at Delridge Library, story time in Vietnamese. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Take advantage of a relatively quiet weekend by visiting the home of West Seattle’s history, noon-4 pm. (61st SW & SW Stevens)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH COMMUNITY DINNER: As previewed here, the Chief Sealth International High School Black Student Union invites you to dinner at Southwest Teen Life Center. Free. 5-7 pm – doors open 4:45 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)
RAINBOW BINGO IN SOUTH PARK: 6 pm, this month’s theme, benefiting the South Park Senior Center, looks ahead to spring via Blooming Bingo. 5:30 pm doors, dinner at 6, bingo at 7, 21+. Buy tickets online here. At SP Neighborhood Center. (8201 10th Ave. S.)
ENTREMUNDOS QUARTET: 7:30 pm, “a mix of Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms” at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)
THE SLAGS AT THE POGGIE: Local faves The Slags perform tonight with Grover, 8 pm at Poggie Tavern in The Junction. No cover. 21+. (4717 California SW)
WOODLAND WEST: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District, “cosmic Americana.” $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: The West Seattle High School girls play Mercer Island for the SeaKing District title at 8:15 pm at Bellevue College. (3000 Landenholm Circle SE)
JONNY WOODS: Live music at Alki Beach Pub, 9:30 pm. No cover. (2722 Alki SW)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … for the rest of the weekend, next week, and beyond, via our complete-calendar page, where you’ll also find information on how to send info to add a listing!
What’s ahead for the rest of your West Seattle Thursday:
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: District-playoff games at Bellevue College – West Seattle High School girls vs. Bellevue HS at 3 pm, WSHS boys vs. Nathan Hale HS at 8:15 pm. (3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue)
‘HONORING WEDDING TRADITIONS ALONG THE SILK ROAD’: Planning a wedding? Free event with vendors including food, photography, more – details in our calendar listing. 5:30 pm-8 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral. (42nd SW & SW Lander)
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN CELEBRATION: It’s all about the 9th-graders and their families tonight at West Seattle High School, 6:30-8 pm. From the school’s weekly newsletter:
The first year of high school can be challenging. We thought organizing an evening of sharing, caring, and building community around this idea would benefit everyone – students, parents, guardians, teachers, and administrators. Students will speak and share their thoughts about what they find challenging and likewise, rewarding about their first year in high school. The Teen Health Center and other community organizations will be available for families to learn about their community services. Dinner will be served.
(3000 California SW)
MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENING TOURS: 6:30-8 pm, prospective families are invited to visit Madison Middle School tonight. (45th SW & SW Spokane)
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm meeting at Alki UCC – agenda includes:
1) Update on Seattle Noise Ordinance, Jesse Robbins
2) SDOT Paving Plan (discussion)
3) Discussion of alignment between ACC and Seattle City Council goals
(6115 SW Hinds)
PCC PROJECT @ ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: As previewed here, you’re invited to get a look at the newest version of the mixed-use project at the PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) site, before it goes back to Design Review in two weeks. Tonight’s special Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting is at 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church‘s hall. (3050 California SW)
ROCK FOR STANDING ROCK: 8 pm-11 pm benefit performances at The Skylark, to help the Standing Rock Sioux’s challenge to the route planned for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Details in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE SONGWRITERS’ SHOWCASE: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern – “a night of Seattle singer-songwriters featuring Candice Rose, Amanda Navares, and David Rodriguez.” (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MORE! on our complete-calendar page.
We’re continuing to cover the Highland Park Way slide. But we’re also moving on to other news and info too – including what’s big for today/tonight:
DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AT SSC: Speakers from 10 am-noon at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt signing of Executive Order 9066, which sent 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American people to West Coast internment camps. An ongoing exhibit continues until March 3rd. Details are in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
LANDMARKS BOARD DOUBLEHEADER FOR JUNCTION BUILDINGS: 3:30 pm at City Hall, the Landmarks Preservation Board meets, with an agenda including a final decision on possible landmark status for the Hamm Building in The Junction and whether to formally nominate the Campbell Building for landmark status. The timing of the items on the agenda is in this recent update. Public comment will be taken and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is hoping for a show of public support. If you’re interested in going downtown for the hearing, Crystal Dean from the SWSHS “We Love The Junction” task force (SWSHS photo at right) will be at the RapidRide stop at California/Alaska at 3 pm to lead interested West Seattleites to the hearing. (400 Fifth Ave.)
TAP TAKEOVER AT THE WESTY: The monthly Tap Takeovers at The Westy Sports & Spirits (WSB sponsor) return starting tonight: “Join us from 6 pm – 9 pm for a Georgetown Brewing Barrel-Aged Tap takeover. We will be tapping 4 small batch & limited barrel-aged beers, plus an additional Triple IPA.” (7908 35th SW)
DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, this month’s meeting will spotlight how the community can help its schools, with this featured guest:
James Bush, Director of School and Community Partnerships (Seattle Public Schools). The 7th Strategic Goal of the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council is “Strengthen our Schools”. Recognizing that some members of our community will spend 12 (or more) scholastic years within the borders of our District, it is our desire to build those schools up. Because they’re shaping our future. We are excited to host James for a collaborative conversation about how we can best do that.
(12th SW/SW Holden)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: FCA’s monthly board meeting was rescheduled to tonight, 7 pm, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)
WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: The monthly writers’ showcase at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm, features Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick
Happy Valentine’s Day! Some highlights and other notes:
VALENTINE’S DAY AT FLEURT: Fleurt (WSB sponsor) is open extended hours – until at least 6 pm – to help you with flowers and/or gifts for your valentine. You can order by phone – 206-937-1103 – or online (fleurtseattle.com) or go to the shop. Also, pop-up shops today – details here. (4539 California SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: As previewed here yesterday, West Seattle High School’s varsity teams both play today. The girls face Garfield at Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Circle SE), 3 pm – the boys face Ballard at Chief Sealth (2600 SW Thistle), 5:30 pm.
SISTERS, LIVE IN-STORE: Local indie-pop duo Sisters is celebrating its album release with a 7 pm in-store show at Easy Street Records – free, all ages! More info in our calendar listing. (California SW/SW Alaska)
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETINGS *NOT* HAPPENING TONIGHT: Second Tuesday is usually the meeting night for the Fauntleroy Community Association board and the Admiral Neighborhood Association, but both have postponed. FCA meets TOMORROW (Wednesday, February 15th), 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse; and as noted here last night, ANA plans to meet 7 pm Thursday, likely at PCC Natural Markets (2749 California SW; WSB sponsor), to review the newest version of the mixed-use project planned at PCC’s site.
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETING THAT *IS* HAPPENING TONIGHT: If you are interested in the new authorized encampments in the area, tonight’s South Park Neighborhood Association meeting might be of interest, as the city’s director of homelessness George Scarola is a guest. SP has interest in two of the encampments, Myers Way and Georgetown. SPNA meets at the South Park Neighborhood Center. (8201 10th Ave S.)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
THE BILLY JOE SHOW VALENTINE’S DAY SPECTACULAR: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, featuring Billy Joe Huels of The Dusty 45s along with Robin Cady, Rod Cook, and Kohen Burrill. No cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MORE TO LOVE … on our complete-calendar page.
(Townsend’s Warbler, photographed in Fauntleroy Park by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN ENROLLMENT: Today’s the first day, if you are interested in a school that’s not the one to which your child will be automatically assigned. Here’s the info on the SPS website.
VALENTINE’S DAY EVE AT FLEURT: Though Fleurt (WSB sponsor) is usually closed Mondays, today it’s OPEN, 10 am-6 pm, to help you get ready with flowers and/or gifts for Valentine’s Day. Details here. You can order by phone – 206-937-1103 – or online (fleurtseattle.com) or go to the shop. (4539 California SW)
TRIANGLE IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE: Second meeting today for the citizens’ advisory committee tasked with coming up with some “quick wins” to help fix problems on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry route. 4:30 pm at Fauntleroy Church. Here’s our report on the first meeting two weeks ago; here are the official WSF notes. (9140 California SW)
ROXHILL PTSA MEETS AT EC HUGHES: 6 pm, Roxhill Elementary‘s PTSA gets a look at the school’s future home, before major renovations start, at EC Hughes Elementary. (7740 34th SW)
HUDDLE FOR CHANGE: Organizers explain that this is “part of the 10 Actions in 100 Days movement – the Second Action is for community members to huddle together and come up with goals and an action plan for the next 100 days (and really, the next 4 years!).” At Proletariat Pizza, 6 pm, though some will show up as early as 5:15 to chat and get to know each other. (9622 16th SW)
PIGEON POINT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 7 pm in the cafeteria at Pathfinder K-8 School. Everyone welcome. (1901 SW Genesee)
WESTSIDE ART CLUB: Bring your art project to Parliament Tavern, 8 pm-noon, and work on it with DJ Audrey Horne providing the soundtrack. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
CHECK OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR … for even more, and for tomorrow, next week, next month, beyond!
Highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street, in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
LITTLE PILGRIM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-1:30 pm, come visit this preschool for ages 2-5 at Fauntleroy UCC Church. (9140 California SW)
POP-UP MERCADO – CON CORAZON: Noon-5 pm, local vendors at Highland Park Improvement Club – art, apparel, crafts, food, jewelry, more. (12th SW/SW Holden)
VALENTINES FOR OLYMPIA: 2-3 pm, local advocates will be at Roxhill Park playground, collecting Valentines for legislators in Olympia, to continue pressing for full public-education funding:
Do you have Valentines for your legislators?
Volunteers from PTAs, Washington’s Paramount Duty, and others will hand deliver the cards on Tuesday in Olympia. Templates are available through Washington’s Paramount Duty, Seattle Council PTSA, and Soup for Teachers, and a few extras will be available at the park, but feel free to get creative and make your own! Please clearly identify to whom the card or cards should be delivered.
(29th SW/SW Barton)
SEATTLE GREEN SPACES COALITION: 3 pm at Southwest Library. You’re invited “to brainstorm on preservation of the Avalon substation properties according to our neighborhood’s wishes and as a welcoming entrance to West Seattle. Seattle City Light’s Lynn Best confirmed City Light does not have plans to sell the property, but we believe a plan must have a contingency plan developed to counter any future possibility of the sale of this land.” (35th SW/SW Henderson)
ITALIAN AND GERMAN OPERA: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, free concert by the Ladies Musical Club. (2306 42nd SW)
FOLK MUSIC: 3-5 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) features folk musician Noah Derksen. (5612 California SW)
GO HAWAIIAN: West 5 in The Junction – which just marked its 14th anniversary – is having a special Hawaiian Happy Hour, with a specially themed menu and music by Aunty Manu Lono and Kalei Medeiros (a nominee for Hawaii’s Na Hoku music awards). 4 pm-7 pm. (4539 California SW)
MORE FOR TODAY AND BEYOND … on our complete-calendar page.
(Our beautiful neighborhood, and beyond – photographed by Long Bach Nguyen)
WHITE CENTER SHELTER WORK PARTY: 9 am-1 pm, you’re invited to join a big work party to help spruce up the King County building that is becoming a shelter for families, to be managed by Mary’s Place. (8th SW/SW 108th)
VALENTINE CRAFTS: 9 am-noon, kids 12 and under are invited to PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) to create Valentine cards and crafts for family and friends. (California SW/SW Stevens)
HALA REZONING: ADMIRAL WORKSHOP: As previewed again here on Friday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm at West Seattle High School. If you live and/or work in the Admiral Residential Urban Village, come learn what Mandatory Housing Affordability means, and might mean for your area. (3000 California SW)
NEIGHBOR DAY DROP-IN: Visit West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), have a cup of coffee, and meet your neighbors to talk about what’s good in the world. Craft table for kids. Drop in any time, 10 am-2 pm. (6040 California SW)
SOUTH DELRIDGE BUS TRIANGLE WORK PARTY: Join the South Delridge Community Group to show TLC to this triangle of land that was the subject of a workshop last weekend (WSB coverage here). 10 am-11 am. (Delridge Way SW/SW Barton)
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 10 am-noon at Delridge Community Center, come enjoy pancakes and help support ensuring more people can enjoy DCC programs. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
ALL-CHOCOLATE POP-UP: 10 am-3 pm, five candy makers are selling their creations at Sound & Fog. (4735 40th SW)
FIRE STATION TOURS: As part of Neighbor Day – previewed here – you’re invited to visit West Seattle’s Fire Station 29 (2139 Ferry SW) and/or Fire Station 37 (7700 35th SW) 11 am-1 pm.
SEEKING SEATTLE’S SURVIVING SALAMANDERS: RSVP ASAP to join naturalist Stewart Wechsler at Camp Long, 11 am. (5200 35th SW)
WINE AND CHOCOLATE: 2-7 pm at the Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room, get ready for Valentine’s Day with wine and Intrigue Chocolate Co. candy pairings. (5910 California SW)
‘SHINE A LIGHT’: Neighbor Day event at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, 2-5 pm. Come join in a potluck with dishes from around the world and show your support for all your neighbors, including a “Shine a Light” event at 5 pm. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: 5 pm, Seattle Lutheran‘s boys team hosts La Conner in a district playoff game. SeaLu’s senior girls will be recognized before the game, since weather canceled their last home game earlier in the week. (4100 SW Genesee)
SOUL JAMBALAYA: Free concert celebrating Black History Month, as previewed here (where you’ll find the highlighted list of performers), 7 pm, in the Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. (2600 SW Thistle)
MAURICE & HIS THING: Live, free in-store concert at Easy Street Records, 7 pm. (California SW/SW Alaska)
ALTERNATIVE INDIE ROCK: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern – The Loveless Building, We Are Not Mel Tormé. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
JONNY WOODS: 9:30 pm, live music at Alki Beach Pub. No cover. (2722 Alki SW)
AND THERE’S MORE … check our complete-calendar page!
(Photo by Long Bach Nguyen – looking southwest toward West Seattle, with Lake Union in foreground)
While the National Weather Service has a Wind Advisory in effect until 3 pm (keep everything charged!), our highlights all start after that, so things should be calm in time for you to check out one or more of the following! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WINE AND CHOCOLATE: Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is open 5-9 pm and continuing to offer, with Valentine’s Day in mind, special pairings of Viscon wines and Intrigue Chocolate Co. truffles. (5910 California SW)
HIGHLAND PARK ART LOUNGE: Something new at the never-a-dull-moment Highland Park Improvement Club: Tonight’s the debut of the HPIC Art Lounge. 21+. 7 pm, you’re welcome to bring your materials, art projects, come hang out, enjoy the HPIC bar. And/or, sign up for the Bottles and Brushes class (fee) that also is happening tonight. (12th SW/SW Holden)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: The West Seattle High School girls play Bishop Blanchet for the Metro League championship tonight in the Chief Sealth IHS gym (2600 SW Thistle), 5:45 pm. … Same start time for the Chief Sealth IHS boys’ game vs. Ballard, at Garfield HS (400 23rd Ave.), vying for a spot in the district tournament.
SOUTH SOUND TUG & BARGE: Live music, 8 pm at West Seattle Brewing. No cover. (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)
****LATE-NIGHT LOW-TIDE WALK: 11:04 AM UPDATE – The Seattle Aquarium says this Constellation Park walk is canceled.****
MAURICE & HIS THING: Live music, 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
JUSTIN KAUSAL-HAYES: Live music, 9:30 pm at Alki Beach Pub. No cover. (2722 Alki SW)
AND THERE’S EVEN MORE … on our complete-calendar page.
We start with one more reminder of one lingering effect of the Sunday/Monday snow:
TRASH/RECYCLING REMINDER: If you missed the stories we’ve published about this already, one more reminder that Seattle Public Utilities is continuing to run one day behind all week (except for the customers missed Monday who will have double pickup next Monday) – here’s the latest information.
Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
TODDLER HEART HOP: For kids “0-5,” 10 am-noon at High Point Community Center. $5. (6920 34th SW)
‘THE AGE OF LOVE’: 2 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, free screening of “a documentary that follows the adventures of 30 seniors who sign up for a first-of-its-kind Speed Dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. (4217 SW Oregon)
FEBRUARY ART WALK: 6-9 pm at venues around West Seattle. Here’s the venue list/map for this quarter:
During WSAW, stop by Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) for wine and chocolate pairings plus painter Lindsay Peyton. (5910 California SW) … (added) Raven’s Nest West (4557 Glenn Way) “features Alaskan Native Haida Artist Janine Gibbons and her exquisite enamel jewelry collection”:
(added) Other venue spotlights are on the WSAW website, here.
LOUISA BOREN STEM K-8 OPEN HOUSE: Two sessions tonight at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 – elementary families 6-7 pm, middle-school families 7:30-8:30 pm. (5950 Delridge Way SW)
DENNY IMS OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 tonight, prospective families are invited to visit Denny International Middle School. (2601 SW Kenyon)
BOOK-IT STUDENT PERFORMANCES AT SEALTH: 7 pm in the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium:
All families and community members are invited to attend the 16th annual Book-It Page to Stage Residency … Freshmen in Mr. Azinger’s 9th grade classes will have spent 4 and a half weeks working with a teaching artist to stage and adapt student-written poems. After a week of on-your-feet, skills-based instruction, students work in groups to stage and adapt poems written by 9th graders from Ms. Griffin’s classes. Our students have truly grown as collaborators and thinkers as the initial reticence to work in groups was quickly replaced by a thoughtful exchange of ideas. The empathy and compassion that students show is delightful, even more so in that they are so focused on successfully presenting their adaptation of the poem. Please come enjoy the result of their hard work and growth.
(2600 SW Thistle)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: … At 7:30 pm at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle), the West Seattle High School boys play Rainier Beach … Meantime, also at 7:30 pm, the Chief Sealth boys play Cleveland HS at Garfield HS (400 23rd).
SHOREWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 7 pm open house tonight is for prospective middle schoolers and their families. (10300 28th SW)
THERE’S MUCH MORE on our complete-calendar page, for today, tonight, and beyond!
Busy day and night around West Seattle, as the big meltaway continues. The highlights, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
LOUISA BOREN STEM ELEMENTARY TOURS: Now through 11 am today, if you’re interested in elementary at Louisa Boren STEM K-8. (5950 Delridge Way SW)
DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER: 3-9 pm at Chipotle in The Junction, you have the chance to help out this team:
That’s the Rainier Beach High School tennis team, and one player works at the restaurant, so they’re having the fundraiser here. Their coach Irvin MacQuarrie is a West Seattle resident too, and explains:
The team is made up of immigrant families and we are doing a fundraiser this Wednesday night from 3-9 pm at the West Seattle Chipotle in The Junction. The team receives 50% of proceeds excluding alcohol and gift card purchases. This allows the team to buy uniforms for the kids to keep and to put on an end of the year banquet. Patrons must mention that they are there to support the team or the team doesn’t get credit.
(4730 California SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL (UPDATED 10:55 AM WITH SEALTH GAMES ADDED): One postseason game at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle) tonight – boys’ varsity hosts Roosevelt at 7 pm; girls play at Lakeside at 7 pm; both are loser-out games … Elsewhere in WS, one regular-season home game – the Seattle Lutheran boys go for their 17th consecutive win, 6 pm at SLHS vs. Auburn Adventist (4100 SW Genesee) … Both West Seattle High School varsity teams play postseason games today/tonight at the University of Washington – girls vs. Rainier Beach at 3:30 pm and boys vs. Nathan Hale at 5:30 pm.
CHIEF SEALTH IHS/DENNY MS COMMUNITY SAFETY MEETING: The annual PTSA-sponsored safety meeting for Chief Sealth International High School and Denny International Middle School is a great place to bring up questions and concerns, with guests including school and district administrators and police leaders – details in our calendar listing. 7 pm in the Chief Sealth library. (2600 SW Thistle)
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, this month’s theme is “How to Resist Trump and Protect What We Hold Dear,” with guests from organizations including the ACLU, the Seattle Neighborhood Action Coalition, and Indivisible Seattle. Details on the 34th Dems’ website. (9131 California SW)
SR3 MARINE WILDLIFE TALK: As previewed here, the new marine-wildlife organization SR3 invites you to a talk at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 6 pm. Get an update on local marine life and on SR3’s plans for the metro area’s first marine-wildlife rehab hospital. (2306 42nd SW)
THE LOOSE HEELS: Country at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)