West Seattle, Washington
(UPDATED THURSDAY with Villa Heidelberg event on Saturday)
(2011 WSB photo from West Seattle Thriftway Easter-egg hunt)
Just in case your plans for next weekend aren’t totally finalized yet: Coming up one week from today, in case you haven’t seen them all on the remodeled WSB West Seattle Events calendar, 4 egg hunts (including the big new combined West Seattle Community Centers mega-event), and for the littlest West Seattleites, there’s one two days before that. Here’s the quick take, each with a link to the event’s self-contained calendar listing (those pages in turn contain maps):
ON THURSDAY (APRIL 5):
High Point Community Center Toddler Eggstravaganza, 10 am-noon. Includes an egg hunt at 11. $5 admission; 6420 34th SW.
ON SATURDAY (APRIL 7):
West Seattle Thriftway Easter Egg Hunt, 9 am, ages 1-10. More than 50,000 eggs. Free; 4201 SW Morgan (California/Fauntleroy).
Life Care Center of West Seattle Easter Egg Hunt, 11 am. Easter Bunny photos too. Free; 4700 SW Admiral Way.
Eastridge Church Easter Egg Hunt at Lincoln Park, 11 am. Also includes games, bouncy slide. Free.
West Seattle Community Centers’ Spring Egg Hunt (and more!) event, 11:30 am-3 pm. Egg hunts for all ages, bouncy rides, Caspar Babypants concert. New this year – a West Seattle-wide event replacing the previous years’ concurrent egg hunts at multiple centers. $3/person in advance (buy wristband at West Seattle/South Park community centers), $5 same-day, Southwest Athletic Complex, 2801 SW Thistle.
Villa Heidelberg Easter Tea and Children’s Egg Hunt, 2 pm. Reservations required; details in our calendar listing.
EASTER SUNDAY NOTE: At least a few local churches usually have egg hunts before or after services. We are still compiling our list (would love to hear directly from churches, about egg hunts AND services – firstname.lastname@example.org) so we’ll add them to the list once we’ve finished our compilation of that information.
(Photo by West Seattleite Frank MacDonald, from Ruffneck Scarves, which made the custom scarves)
Scarves up! Chief Sealth International High School was the host today for the festivities starting the second season of the Seattle Unified Soccer League – bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities, in a partnership between Seattle Public Schools and Special Olympics Washington. And as any good host would do, they offered a fight-song serenade:
(The rest of this story’s video & photos are by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
The morning began with a rally in the Sealth gym. It included a pep talk from former Seattle Sounders FC star Kasey Keller, and Sounders VP Gary Wright:
Then, the morning rain didn’t get in the way of the March to the Match (crossing SW Thistle from the gym to the Southwest Athletic Complex):
Unified Soccer has expanded to more schools this year, adding elementary and middle school teams. The peninsula’s two public high schools were part of it last year and are back this year – here’s the West Seattle High School team:
And the home team, Sealth:
Schedule links, and more info on the league, can be found here.
Trees mark the 11 spots where you can pitch in during the next Duwamish Alive! event, three weeks from today, 10 am-2 pm April 21st. As shown, you can volunteer in West Seattle spots from Alki to Westwood, or east in South Park, or even further south in Tukwila. Here’s the page you can use to sign up for the spot of your choice.
Drop by West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor; California and Charlestown) before 2 pm, sign up for this year’s West Seattle 5K (May 20th, with co-sponsors including WSB), and get some extras! Sure, you can sign up online, but you’ll miss the extras, like a drawing for new running shoes, discounts, AND the cool people. The 5K is a benefit run/walk, by the way, and again this year, it precedes this year’s “car-free day” (Seattle Summer Streets) activities on Alki.
By Megan Sheppard
On the WSBeat, for West Seattle Blog
As always, the WSBeat summaries are from reports on cases handled recently by Southwest Precinct officers, incidents of note that (usually) have not already appeared here in breaking-news coverage or West Seattle Crime Watch reports:
*If you and your significant other are tying the knot and collecting gifts in a public place, assign someone to guard the checks-and-gift-cards pile. Last week, a suspicious person was seen wandering around a local reception, wearing what looked like a homemade dark blue sweater with a “security” patch sewn on it. Someone later tried to use gift cards from this wedding at a Westwood Village store. The suspect was described as white, male, age 22-29, about 5’8”, with a slim build and light brown hair.
*Just after 2 a.m. Friday, officers were on routine patrol in an alley in the 3000 block of SW Avalon, when a man spotted their car, raised his hands in the air, and walked toward them. He twice provided false names but finally came clean, admitting he was wanted on a warrant ($15,000 for residential burglary). Officers confiscated two knives, two wallets (not his), a key chain with keys for several cars, gloves, and spark plugs (commonly used to break car windows). The SeaTac resident was booked into King County Jail for the warrant.
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Over the past month-plus, we’ve been somewhat laboriously converting the WSB West Seattle Events calendar to a new format – instead of the old cluttered page of text, it’s, well, a real online event calendar. Today, with 22 events on the list from 9 am to 9 pm, we invite you to check out the page for yourself. Same address as always – westseattleblog.com/events – but each listing leads to its own page; mouse over any line on the page, look for the plus sign, click it to expand that line for the basics on that event, and to see the listing in its entirety, click “read more.” Those links will each take you to an event’s standalone page, usually including a map, and when possible, the entirety of the original announcement. So this enables us to bring you many more details about what’s happening. We’ll still publish daily highlights roundups here on the home page most days, but this morning, time is short, and the list is long, so we invite you to take a minute and explore. Have a great Saturday!
A literary week at Alki Elementary – not only did one of their Global Reading Challenge teams come home from the citywide final with medals (as reported here), but Thursday was Young Authors Day. Teacher Anna Coghill shares photos and this report:
(Thursday) Alki Elementary celebrated student writing with a Young Authors Day. The day included visiting author Paul Owen Lewis. Mr. Lewis started the day off with an assembly about his personal experience with writing. Later he met with smaller groups to continue the conversation.
Students celebrated their own writing by sharing in groups throughout the school day. It was a wonderful way to recognize the hard work students have done this year.