West Seattle Saturday: Big sales; outdoor entertainment; more

(Parent and baby gull at Jack Block Park, photo by Melanie Dixon)
From the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

FIRST, THE VIADUCT CLOSURE REMINDER: Alaskan Way Viaduct closures – northbound, 5:30-8:30 pm tonight for the Torchlight Run; southbound, 11:59 pm tonight to 5 am Monday.

OUTDOOR SWIMMING: Colman Pool continues its 7-day-a-week summer operations (pool schedule/other info here) … To see which wading pools are open since the weather is forecast for 70+ degrees, check the schedule here.

P-PATCH BAKE SALE: Barton Street P-Patch Benefit Bake Sale at Tony’s Market (35th/Barton) across from the garden, till 2 pm (Facebook event here)

BIG SALE #1: Gigantic Yard Sale till 3 p.m. Admiral Church is having a fun-raiser (that’s not a typo!)and parishioners are off-loading a ton of stuff, from furniture (some antiques) to housewares, books, craft materials, and plenty of odds and ends. You do NOT want to miss it! Everything must go – and there’s a lot of it.

BIG SALE #2: The Community School of West Seattle is holding its Annual Fundraising Yard Sale, 8 am to 5 pm. All Quality Items. LOTS of baby/children’s items. Rain or Shine. Refreshments. Items from the sale will also benefit the Nickelsville Homeless Camp, WestSide Baby and the victims of the recent apartment fire southeast of South Park.

BIG SALE #3: Duwamish Longhouse Market Day & Rummage Sale at Duwamish Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW), 9 am – 3 pm. A bit of everything: arts & crafts, estate, rummage sale, and food. Free admission/parking.

HELP BEAUTIFY BOREN: Volunteer to help paint murals at Boren School, 9 am (more info here)

HELP BUILD A RAIN GARDEN: *10 am – 2 pm* *5902 SW California Avenue*
Join Sustainable Seattle and Alleycat Acres in digging the first rain garden in the Russell Foundation funded Sustainable Rain project! Come help create this garden at a business/residence, protect the Puget Sound, and support sustainable businesses. Come for as long as you can, meet great folks, and learn about rain gardens. Bring shovel (if you have), gloves, and water to drink. Bring kids if you can supervise them.

WESTCREST NEEDS YOU: Forest restoration at Westcrest Park main entrance, 10 am – 2 pm. Join EarthCorps & the Green Seattle Partnership as we improve the health of an amazing urban forest in Southwest Seattle! We will be removing invasive plants, planting native species and performing restoration site maintenance.

DAY AT THE RACES: “Da Grind” outrigger-canoe-racing event at Alki – first race at 10:30 (details here).

BIG SALE #4: Hebert’s Den gift shop is closing; closeout “garage sale” starts 11 am, 35th and Henderson, half off everything, furniture for sale too.

FOOD TRUCK NOTE: Parfait Ice Cream will NOT be in West Seattle today (per a Facebook note late last night).

GO BEACH-WALKING: Today brings a notable low tide, -2.1 at 11:13 am (here’s the monthly chart).

WINE AND CHOCOLATE TASTING: Join Cairdeas Winery and Intrigue Chocolates for a double release as Cairdeas Winery releases their 2008 Lewis Vineyards Syrah paired with Intrigue Chocolates’ newest truffle flavor, Fortunato No. 4. Other wine and chocolate pairings to experience include:
– 2010 Nellie Mae with Intrigue’s Grains of Paradise
– 2009 Cabernet Franc with Intrigue’s Cacao
When: Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 to 5:00pm
Where: Cairdeas Winery Tasting Room, 3400 Harbor Ave S, Suite 113

SHAKESPEARE AT CAMP LONG: At 7 pm, GreenStage presents “The Tempest”, directed by Michael D. Blum. Free. Follow the crowds through the woods to the open field by the climbing rock.

PARADE DOWNTOWN: Seafair Torchlight Parade downtown (106 entries, and West Seattle Hi-Yu is #70!), stake out your spot along 4th Avenue early if you’re going, starts at Seattle Center at 7:30 pm and heads southward to the International District.

CHILL OUT TONIGHT WITH AN OUTDOOR MOVIE IN THE JUNCTION: West Seattle Outdoor Movies , showing “Airplane!” – movies start at dusk (should be around 9 pm this time), courtyard opens at 6:30 pm next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), 4410 California SW. Pre-show entertainment by Louie Foxx (magician). Free; bring your own chair/blanket; affordable concessions on sale, benefiting nonprofits. (WSB is a co-sponsor of the Movies on the Wall series.)

OR, ‘MOVIES ON THE LAWN’: Presented by Unique Families of Seattle
Free outdoor movie, “Brother Bear.” Arrival time: 8 pm (donations welcome), film starts around 9 pm. Put the kids in jammies and come on down! Private residence so space is limited, must RSVP to attend and get the address. E-mail joanna@uniquefamiliesofseattle.org.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Big sales; outdoor entertainment; more"

  • shopper July 30, 2011 (9:13 am)

    Just got back from the Community School Yard Sale – lots of great stuff – nice kids bikes and trikes, tons of kids clothes.

  • Trileigh July 30, 2011 (9:20 am)

    What an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Diane July 30, 2011 (11:35 am)

    Please note under today’s events on main page and on events page
    Salsa on the Beach is NOT tonight/Saturday; it’s on Sunday, and this is last of the season on the beach
    Jim Chow/Organizer does all the work to make this happen
    Host & Founder of this event: Belltown Dance Studio http://belltowndancestudio.com/
    Pegasus Pizza & Pasta on Alki http://pegasusonalki.com/
    The Celtic Swell http://celticswell.com/
    Last Salsa on Alki Beach for 2011–Sun. July, 31st 5:30pm-10pm

    • WSB July 30, 2011 (11:51 am)

      And as I told Diane by e-mail, I got a note saying Saturday. So, we’re removing it from the list – TR

  • Diane July 30, 2011 (12:09 pm)

    Is there possibly another group/organizer doing a salsa on the beach tonight?
    when I spoke to Jim Chow at last dance, he said the parks dept will only allow 1 event at the park in a day, even if different time and location, so he was not allowed to do his salsa on the beach tonight; he polled the audience at last dance to see if anyone would come to a dance on a Sunday night; there was overwhelming “yes”, and on their Facebook page, shows 471+ attending, 299 maybe for tomorrow/Sunday night

  • Ainsley July 30, 2011 (12:47 pm)

    I love airplane!!!! Hoping to go with friends

  • coffee July 30, 2011 (1:28 pm)

    I noticed the for rent sign at Herberts Den, they were not open that long were they?

    • WSB July 30, 2011 (1:41 pm)

      Less than 3 months. She sent a note to her list (including WSB) saying basically it was a lot of work for a little bit of patronage … and announcing the clearance sales.

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