West Seattle Saturday: Get out, clean up, chow down (and more)…

(Pileated woodpecker, photographed in Lincoln Park by Machel Spence)
Ready to be as industrious today as that woodpecker? Today’s the day for the Thistle Street Stairs community-organized cleanup on West Seattle’s longest stairway (meet at 10 am, 46th and Thistle) … if you’re in the early-learning field, the White Center Providers Group is presenting an all-day Early Learning Fair and Conference at WC Heights Elementary (first speaker at 9:15 am, details here) … Play Scrabble and help local nonprofits – new day! Charity Scrabble at Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor) moves to 3:30 pm Saturdays starting today … Looking to liven up your cooking repertoire? West Seattle-based, nationally acclaimed food writer Kim O’Donnel is at the 4th Avenue Costco today with her “Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook,” 4:30-6 pm … Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) has its 2011 Chili Cookoff tonight, starting at 5:30 (votes by donation), followed by monthly Movie Night (“The Life of Brian” this time), suggested donations $5 person/$12 family, community welcome as well as congregation members … Our Lady of Guadalupe School has its annual fundraising auction tonight (this year’s theme: Beach Party), details here … Today is one of the periodic Free Women’s Health Exam days at West Seattle Community Clinic for women 40-65 who are uninsured or underinsured (call 206-937-9722 to see if any appointments remain, or to get information about next time) … The memorial for longtime West Seattleite Andrew Fife is today; details here. … Check the WSB West Seattle Events calendar for more listings.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Get out, clean up, chow down (and more)..."

  • Genesee Hill March 5, 2011 (8:12 am)

    Another great photo! Apparently, that woodpecker has found paradise.

  • Mama Lisa March 5, 2011 (8:30 am)

    Sweet shot, Machel!

  • PSPS March 5, 2011 (9:00 am)

    A PSA about the Pileated woodpecker:


    • WSB March 5, 2011 (9:14 am)

      Aww, that’s sweet. I didn’t know they inspired the world’s most famous fictional woodpecker – makes perfect sense … TR

  • Machel Spence March 5, 2011 (9:36 am)

    Thanks PSPS for the mix, I love hearing them in the morning on my walks and when these Pileated species call out it’s like you have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs…so amazing! m-

  • Noelle March 5, 2011 (2:03 pm)

    Great photo! Reminds me of spring . . . A few times I saw a woodpecker trying to peck at gutters on houses when I was walking with my dogs . Has anyone else seen woodpeckers do that?

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