West Seattle Sunday: The rest of today’s highlights

In all its ruffled glory, standing on the beach, the bald eagle photographed by Melanie Dixon seems just as fierce and regal as when soaring above. Our 9/11 anniversary events list is here (and our morning visit to Alki’s Lady Liberty is here); what follows is the rest of today’s highlights, from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

HOLY FAMILY COMMUNITY STREET FAIR: Second day of the festivities at 20th/Roxbury, with pony rides, karaoke, salsa cookoff, vendors, live music, food, more. The official flyer is here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Today’s update (and a look ahead) from market management:

Wine Tasting at Wilridge Vineyards & Winery
Fresh Roasted Peppers from River Farm
NEXT WEEK [9/18]: Sas-Squash Fest!! Chef Demo, sampling, music, ugly squash contest and the long-awaited Zucchini 500 Races hosted by the Kiwanis Club! C’mon down!

Every Sunday, you’ll find the market at 44th/Alaska in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm.

LOOKING FOR A HOME: Friends of the Animals Foundation is at Next to Nature in The Junction with local rescue kittens (“and a few nice cats”) looking for permanent and loving homes, 11 am-3 pm.

COLMAN POOL’S LAST DAY OF THE YEAR: We took that photo on July 4th, the day the outdoor pool at Lincoln Park marked its 70th anniversary, and the weather today is just as beautiful. Swimming starts at noon; note that next year’s opening is scheduled to be later than usual because of work in the offseason. Today’s schedule is here.

AFTERNOON TUNES: Why Ask Why, described on the C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor) calendar as an “eclectic acoustic duo.” 1-3 pm, 5612 California SW.

TOX-ICK’S WEAK SPOTS, REVEALED! Sustainable West Seattle presents “Don’t Feed the Tox-Ick Monster,” first edition of this educational event, 2 pm – 3 pm, West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 42nd SW. (Audience members will be eligible to win up to $1,000 in prizes like water cisterns, landscape consulting, car-wash gift certificates, oil changes, bus passes, and more.).

ARTSWEST MATINEE: “Amy’s View” continues its first weekend at ArtsWest Playhouse in The Junction, 3 pm matinee.

9 Replies to "West Seattle Sunday: The rest of today's highlights"

  • foy boy September 11, 2011 (9:50 am)

    Great picture. But aside from that, just filled up the tube this mornning and it was full of brown water. This is in arbor h. Anybody else have this problem?

  • Alki resident September 11, 2011 (10:09 am)

    Foy boy-seems this happened after the big fire on 41st.

  • Alki resident September 11, 2011 (10:10 am)

    Eagle looks like he had a rough night.

  • foy boy September 11, 2011 (3:12 pm)

    Alki res, I know about the fire acouple of weeks ago. It happen just a couple of blocks up from or house. But has anyone seen the utility workers working on the pipes lately? This is the first time since the fire that we have gotten the brown water. Has the city given any notice about the water quality?

  • Noelle September 11, 2011 (3:25 pm)

    Love the eagle!

  • Trileigh September 11, 2011 (4:27 pm)

    Great photo, Melanie!

  • Scandinavian September 11, 2011 (9:54 pm)

    Cool as all get out. Thank you, Melanie. Superb photograph, indeed.

  • Cathy September 12, 2011 (10:27 am)

    When I lived in AH This happened about once a year. Then it would clear up. Someone told me it had to do with them accessing a different water source.

  • Michelle September 12, 2011 (3:34 pm)


    Can you figure out why Colman pool closes during such nice weather? I’m sure they could find a lifeguard or two that would work a sunny Sept. Seems really silly to be missing out on nice weather (especially on the weekends).

    Also, on that vein, why don’t they just bubble/tent the pool and have it open more than 3 months a year?


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