(Friday afternoon photo, some of the skis awaiting today’s Gear Swap, see below)
First Saturday of spring! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:
TRAFFIC REMINDER – VIADUCT/99 CLOSED: From the Battery Street Tunnel to the West Seattle Bridge, inspection/maintenance closure is scheduled for the entire weekend. (We’ll let you know if it reopens before the announced time of 5 am Monday.)
HAPPENING NOW – DONATE FOOD! If Scouting For Food participants didn’t leave a note at your door asking you to leave food for them to pick up in today’s food drive, you can still pitch in – go to 44th/Ferry before 11 am and drop off a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank. Here’s our reminder from Friday. **Added** And there are also Scouts at West Seattle Thriftway (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan) till noon to accept donations.
SUPER SALE TO BENEFIT TEAM TRACY: 10 am-3 pm at Fauntleroy Church (9140 California SW), megasale to raise money to fight breast cancer. For photos/details of what’s on sale, check out the event page on Facebook.
PLANTING PARTY AT SANISLO WETLAND: 10 am-1 pm (meet in front of the school at 1812 SW Myrtle). Hundreds of trees need to get into the ground in this Puget Creek headwaters wetland. Details in our Friday preview.
FOREST RESTORATION AT WESTCREST PARK: 10 am-2 pm (9000 8th SW), join EarthCorps to help the park’s extensive forest. Full details on their website
WEST SEATTLE GEAR SWAP, DAY 1: Winter gear of all types on sale – and winter’s not really over yet anyway! Mountain to Sound Outfitters is presenting it, with more details here. 10 am-6 pm at the VFW Hall, 3602 SW Alaska.
SKATE ‘N’ BAKE: Skating party and bake sale at Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th SW) to benefit Arbor Heights Co-Op Preschool, 10 am-12 pm. $7 tickets at the door – with $1 off if you bring a can of food for the White Center Food Bank!
EUROPAKIDS PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: EuropaKids International Preschool, 10:30 am-noon at Southwest Teen Life Center (2801 SW Thistle, back entrance), which is their half-day location, but they’ll be talking about their new full-day location, opening this fall.
TEA CEREMONY: Seattle Chinese Garden hosts “a rare demonstration of a Han style ancient Chinese tea ceremony from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. There will be time for questions after the ceremony. The suggested donation is $7 for the general public and $5 for garden members.” North end of South Seattle Community College campus, 6000 16th SW.
OCCUPY WEST SEATTLE: Meeting 2-5 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club (12th/Holden).
FAUNTLEROY CHILDREN’S CENTER 25TH ANNUAL AUCTION: Doors open at 5:30 pm tonight at The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California SW). Dinner at 7, live auction at 8. Bob Watt will once again serve as our auctioneer, with emcees former Mayor Greg Nickels and KING TV’s Jim Dever. Check if tickets are still available: (206) 932-9590.
CHIEF SEALTH BIG BAND DINNER/DANCE: 6-10 pm tonight at the school (2600 SW Thistle), a night of food, music, and dancing, featuring not only student musicians but also the West Seattle Big Band. Dance-only tickets are available too. Full details here. *Schedule update, added 12:35 pm – doors open at 5:30 pm, music starts 6:30 pm, dinner at 7 pm*
LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: 6-8 pm, Gary Benson. C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is at 5612 California SW.
‘WEST SEATTLE HAPPY HOUR’ AT ADMIRAL PUB: 2 weeks after Alki Crab and Fish closed at Seacrest, its owners are continuing to offer the menu faves at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), and that’s where fans, many from the local diver community, are inviting you to come support them and mingle, 7-10 pm tonight. Full details on this event’s WSB calendar page.
‘RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE’: Second-to-last weekend for the comedy at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in The Junction, curtain time 7:30 pm.
ROCK 4 CLEAN WATER: Benefit featuring live music from Fiasco, Bonobros, and Sue Quigley, presented by EcoBeauty Salon and Spa tonight at Feedback Lounge (6451 California SW; WSB sponsor), with prize drawings. Starts at 8 pm. $10 suggested donation.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE BRIDGE: Jenny sends word that True Romans plays at 9:30 pm, no cover. 35th SW just south of Avalon.
EVENT CANCELLATION: In case you had tickets but hadn’t heard, the WSHS father/daughter dance scheduled for tonight was canceled.
LOOKING AHEAD – 7 WEEKS TILL WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY: May 12th is the big day this year, and registration will open April 2nd – one week from Monday. Keep an eye out here and at westseattlegaragesale.com (which you can browse for details of past WSCGSDs, if the event is new to you!).