BREATHE DEEP SEATTLE 5K: First-ever edition of this lung-cancer-fighting walk/run. Last-minute registration at 8:30, 5K starts at 9:30. Details here.
ARTS AND CRAFTS AT C&P: Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 am-3 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 5612 California SW. Unique, local arts and crafts for sale. Featured artists include photographer Machel Spence, with new work including the image shown above.
CRAFTS FOR CHARLIE: Sydni Smith‘s fundraiser “Crafts for Charlie” is part of the aforementioned C&P Crafts Fair, 9 am-3 pm, raising money to help with her pet’s medical expenses – details here.
RAIN GARDEN PLANTING PARTY: 10 rain gardens are in the works in North Delridge on 25th Ave. SW between Brandon and Findlay. Today, the plants go in, 9 am-2 pm. You can help plant, or just stop by and learn about rain gardens.
DOG TREAT BAKE SALE: The Westcresters PAWSwalk team is having a dog treat bakesale this Saturday, August 13th, 9:30-noon, at the Westcrest off-leash park (North parking lot, off SW Cloverdale). All proceeds benefit PAWS. Some human treats too!
WALKING TOUR: Walking tour of rainwater solutions in Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail/Delridge/High Point Area, 10 am – 1 pm. The tour will meet at Home Depot at 7345 Delridge Way SW (between Orchard St & S Sylvan Way). People for Puget Sound, a non-profit group working to protect and restore the health of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits through education and action, has organized a rainwater tour in the West Delridge and High Point neighborhoods. An optional discussion will conclude the event.
NOT IN WEST SEATTLE, BUT FEATURING WEST SEATTLEITES: Canning Across America events at Pike Place Market, including a demonstration by West Seattle’s Shibaguyz; details here.
SSCC GARDEN CENTER: Plants! Garden Center open at South Seattle Community College, second Saturdays through October. 11 am-3 pm. 6000 16th SW, north side of campus.
LEMONADE STAND/BACK TO SCHOOL DONATION DRIVE FOR TREEHOUSE: West Seattle kids are putting on this fundraiser at 53rd/Genesee noon-2 pm to help kids in foster care, through Treehouse. Besides buying lemonade, you can drop off new or like new clothes, backpacks or school supplies, and the girls will get them to Treehouse.
FESTIVAL OF INDIA: Festival of India at Alki, noon-8 pm both days, schedule here.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Village Green Perennial Nursery Ice Cream Social, featuring Full Tilt Ice Cream and a cooking demonstration by Cinnful Creations, 1-4 pm (more info on this Facebook event page).
30 YEARS ALREADY? West Seattle High School Class of 1981’s 30th Reunion is today at Emerald Downs in Auburn. Festivities include: Horse racing starting at 2 pm and a non-host cocktail hour from 7 pm to 8 pm. Buffet dinner and dancing.
40 YEARS ALREADY? West Seattle High School Class of ’71 potluck picnic at Lincoln Park Shelter 5 at the North end from 3 pm to 10 pm.
STARMITES AT ARTSWEST: Through Sunday, it’s this year’s production by the teens and tweens in the ArtsWest Summer Musical Apprenticeship Program – today, 3 pm and 7:30 pm. (Details and ticket-buying link here.)
DINO-MANIA AT WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: West Seattle Outdoor Movies‘ presentation tonight is the original “Jurassic Park” (trailer above). Movie starts at dusk, courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), 4410 California SW. Free, bring your own blanket/chair (and money for concessions/raffle benefiting nonprofits). Gates open 6:30 pm.
OLIVER! Twelfth Night Productions presentation of “Oliver!” (portion of proceeds to benefit Treehouse), at West Seattle High School Theater, 7:30 pm. Full details here.
CANDYLANDIA DANCE PARTY: At the Heartland Café‘s Benbow Room, starting at 9 pm: Dance party! Candylandia is a monthly night of sweet sounds, liberal libations, and shakin’ good times brought to you by DJ Cotton Candy every second Saturday of the month. (Above, a new promotional video for Candylandia!)
NEPAL BENEFIT: The Bo M. Karlsson Foundation (BMKF) annual Mahilaa night at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW). There will be dinner, wine, live entertainment and an auction featuring many wonderful one-of-a-kind items. Please join us for an exciting night celebrating and benefitting Nepal! Please contact Bipasana Sakya Joshee at (206) 455-0652 or visit their website to reserve your spot. BMKF, a non-profit organization, awards scholarships to universities and trade schools to underprivileged young women in Nepal.
OINK: Endolyne Joe’s pig roast, 5-8 pm, details here.
MOVIES ON THE LAWN: presented by Unique Families of Seattle. Free outdoor movie at 9246 36th Ave SW, 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. Email email@example.com. Tonight’s movie is “Ponyo.”