West Seattle Saturday: Two dozen-plus possibilities

June 4, 2011 7:11 am
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(From the WSB Flickr group pool: Nakean‘s photograph of rope-jumping champ Rene Bibaud – click to see larger size)
From the WSB West Seattle Events calendar – the highlights for today/tonight include an amazing array of options:

MASTERS’ TRACK AND FIELD MEET: Designed for those especially 30 years old and older. Grab your track shoes and stretch out your hamstrings! 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th Ave. SW). Meet includes, but is not limited to, the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, 4 x 400 meter relay, 5,000 meter, pole vault, long jump, shot put and much, much more! Last year’s event attracted more than 70 participants. The cost is $5 per event, and event participation is unlimited. Sign up for as many events as you like, starting at 8:30 am.

HELP FEND OFF TAGGING AT BOREN: Mural work party to help make Boren School more graffiti-vandalism-resistant. 9-11 am 5950 Delridge Way. Details here.

ADMIRAL ADOPT-A-STREET: The Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s quarterly Adopt-A-Street cleanup welcomes volunteer help – meet at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) in Admiral by 9 am, with free treats beforehand and a sack lunch afterward. Tools/bags provided.

HELP LINCOLN PARK: Forest restoration at Lincoln Park, 9 am – 2 pm. Join Friends of Lincoln Park, EarthCorps and Green Seattle Partnership to make the forests and shoreline of Lincoln Park healthy! Projects include invasive plant removal, preparing areas for and then planting native plants. Meet at the kiosk in the north parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Bring garden gloves and hand clippers if you can (they’ll have some extras).

CLASS AT THE TOOL LIBRARY: Power Tools 101 & Advanced Tool Use Classes at the West Seattle Tool Library. Today, it’s Power Tools 101 ($20), taught by Amy Ecklund, is a really friendly introduction to use of smaller power tools such as circular saws, jigsaws, impact drivers, and nail guns. This class is great for those who would love to use power tools but have perhaps been a little intimidated in the past. It’s also great as a general brush up on safe tool practices.9 am-11 am, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (Check with library@sustainablewestseattle.org regarding future classes!)

‘WHERE THE ART IS’ EVENT: “Where the Art Is,” presented by Arts Leadership Lab Seattle at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), 9 am – 4 pm, lunch provided. Part provocative short talks from an eclectic mix of leading Seattle artists, organizers, and producers, part head-to-head dialogue, and part participant-driven workshops and discussions, this is a forum for candid insight into the current state of art in our city; tickets are $25.

PREVENT LEAKS, PROTECT OUR WATERWAYS: Free “Bert’s Auto Leaks Class” at South Seattle Community College Help Bert the Salmon keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife. Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program to learn where most leaks occur and how to fix them. 9 am to 1 pm today – also July 9, August 13, and September 24 (If you’re not signed up for today, register for an upcoming class – e-mail anthony.matlock@seattle.gov or call 206-386-9746.)

COFFEE FOR A CAUSE: Betsy sends word of a fundraiser at Bird on a Wire today, with a percentage of proceeds between 9 am and 1 pm going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

FREE SHREDDING AND ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: FREE shredding/e-cycling presented by Windermere Real Estate in The Junction. High-speed shredding truck on hand, and/or bring your computers, monitors, cell phones, TVs for recycling. 10 am-1 pm, in the parking lot behind the office, off 42nd between Oregon and Alaska.

ONLINE ‘COMMUNITY TOOL’ DEMONSTRATION: West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network got a chance to meet with Code for America fellows earlier this year to talk about online tools that would help with community work – and they’re inviting you to a demonstration this morning to see what C4A has come up with. 10 am, West Seattle (Admiral) Library. Details in first two posts on WSBWCN website.

BENEFIT PLANT SALE AND ANIMAL ADOPTION: Furry Faces Foundation plant sale with animal adoption opportunities too! 3809 46th SW. Sale is 10 am-4 pm both days, flyer with full details and location at furryfaces.org

FREE YOGA AT SOUNDYOGA: Longtime WSB sponsor SoundYoga offers one of its periodic free classes, 10:30 am, 5639 California SW, details in this WSB Forums post.

INTERACTIVE THEATER FOR KIDS: Theater for Young Children Presents: The Bremen Town Musicians & The Golden Goose! An interactive theater experience with performing, singing, dancing, take-home art projects, and more. 10:30-11:30 a.m. in West Seattle at Westside Unitarian Universalists Church (7141 California SW) $5 per person (including babes in arms). Bring snacks (nut-free) and blankets for an indoor picnic. Brought to you by Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts.

WSHS CLASS OF ’86 BEACH PARTY: West Seattle High School Class of 1986 family-friendly potluck at Alki Beach from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday. We encourage all members of the Class of ’86 to attend, and we welcome our fellow classmates from throughout the 80s. See the Facebook event page.

BENEFIT CAR WASH: Get your car washed by the West Seattle High School Girls Volleyball Team at the West Seattle Produce Parking Lot (Alaska & Fauntleroy), 10:30 am-2 pm. Team’s raising money to pay for new gear and fees for the upcoming season. Donations are welcome and encouraged.

COLMAN POOL’S 2ND PRE-SEASON WEEKEND: The outdoor pool in Lincoln Park opens at noon for a lap-swim session, for its second pre-season weekend of 2011.

SIFF AT THE ADMIRAL: More screenings today/tonight for the Seattle International Film Festival (WSB sponsor) – four films are on the schedule, starting at 1 pm, find out about them (with ticket info too) here.

LOW TIDE: 1:16 pm, -2 feet. Here’s the monthly chart (the full moon at midmonth has even-lower tides).

KITTY HARBOR OPENS FOR THE SEASON: West Seattle’s only animal shelter, Kitty Harbor (3422 Harbor Ave SW) has its opening weekend June 4th and 5th. New shelter hours this year are Saturday from 12 – 6pm and Sunday from 2 – 6 pm. More than 60 kittens available for adoption on opening day.

FANTABULOUS FIFTIES: Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon) presents “Those Fantabulous Fifties: A Musical Revue” conceived and directed by Kent Johnson. The musical will showcase more than 35 popular ’50s songs and a hula-hoop challenge. All ages are welcome. 2 pm matinee.

ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY CARNIVAL: 3-6 pm, bouncy rides/slides, games, prizes, face painting, dunk tank, and more. Wristbands $15 (unlimited rides, 5 game coupons), single tickets available too.

BENEFIT DOG WASH: 3:30-6 pm at the Southwest Athletic Complex (next to Southwest Community Center), the Chief Sealth International High School Yoga Club has a benefit dog wash. $5 minimum donation requested.

SKYLARK – SCRABBLE TODAY, MUSIC TONIGHT: Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor) starts its sixth year with two things on tap today – charity Scrabble at 3:30 pm, live music starting at 10 (Christina Orbe and the White Guilt, followed at 11 by Trip Like Animals, $5 cover)

SKATE FOR A CURE TONIGHT AT SOUTHGATE: Put on your roller skates and “Skate for a Cure.” Help West Seattleites Amiko Imori and Ashley Vincent raise $4,600 to be able to participate in the 2011 Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk! 5-7 pm at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center. Rink entry fee $10 (includes skate rental), any donations over that “will be greatly appreciated.” You’re invited to “come dressed in your craziest pink clothes” – prizes planned for best dressed, racing, limbo, more. Facebook event page here.

SALSA ON ALKI: 6 – 10 pm. Sponsored by Belltown Dance Studio & Century Ballroom. Facebook event page here

HELP A FALLEN HERO’S FAMILY: Benefit for the children of Cpl. Brandon Hocking, VFW Post 2713, 7-11 pm (details here in our announcement published earlier this week).

ROCKY HORROR AT THE ADMIRAL: It’s the first Saturday night of the month, which means the midnight presentation of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” complete with shadow casting, at The Admiral Theater.

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