West Seattle Saturday: Egg hunts and more! but no Viaduct/99

Thanks to Jana for that view of the clouds that loomed late on Friday – today’s forecast is “sunny”! Five egg-hunt events are a big part of the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar, but first a traffic reminder:

VIADUCT/99 SCHEDULED TO BE CLOSED ALL WEEKEND: Till 5 am Monday (and of course we’ll let you know IF it reopens sooner). Here’s what the closure’s about. You can check traffic cams here.

FIRST EGG HUNT – WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY, 9 AM: “Over 50,000 eggs, filled with goodies and prizes!” says the store. The Easter Bunny is on hand, too. Don’t be late to this one – the line forms outside and it’s usually a sizable one. Kids 1-10. Free. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

SECOND EGG HUNT – LIFE CARE CENTER OF WEST SEATTLE, 11 AM: Thousands of eggs, Easter Bunny photos, and a fire truck. Free. (4700 SW Admiral Way)

THIRD EGG HUNT – EASTRIDGE CHURCH, AT LINCOLN PARK, 11 AM: Hunt with 10,000 eggs, and other activities including a big inflatable slide. Free. (More info on the calendar page)

FOURTH EGG HUNT (ACTUALLY MORE THAN ONE) – WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY CENTERS’ COMBINED EVENT AT SWAC, 11:30 AM: New this year, a mega-celebration at Southwest Athletic Complex, replacing the individual egg hunts the centers presented before. Bouncy toys, Caspar Babypants concert, and multiple egg hunts/egg trots – here’s the schedule:


11:40 a.m.—3 yrs & under
12:00 p.m.—4 to 6 yrs
12:10 p.m.—7 to 9 yrs
12:20 p.m.—10 to 12 yrs
12:30 p.m.—13 to 17 yrs
12:30pm– Egg Trot 4-12yrs
12:40 p.m.—Adult
1:00 p.m.—Seniors
1:00 p.m Egg Trot 13-17
1:15pm Egg Trot Adults/Seniors

1:30 p.m.—Caspar Babypants!

If you didn’t buy a wristband in advance – required for adults AND kids – it’s $5. (2801 SW Thistle)

FIFTH EGG HUNT – DURING EASTER TEA AT VILLA HEIDELBERG, 2 PM: Reservations required – details, including pricing, on the event’s calendar page. (4845 45th SW)

And now, the non-egg hunt, non-traffic highlights:

K-5 STEM AT BOREN DESIGN TEAM: Long meeting today, to determine school’s curriculum. 8:30-noon at district HQ in SODO (map on our calendar-listing page)

FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK WORK PARTY: 9 am, meet across from Fauntleroy/Rose (map and info here)

LAST CHANCE TO TOUR EX-FIRE STATION 37 BEFORE SALE OFFERS ARE DUE: The second and final open house, 10 am-2 pm today. Offers are due on April 20th. (More info & location – calendar listing)

WINE, FOOD, ART AT ADMIRAL SAFEWAY: Special event, noon-4 pm, details here. (2622 California SW)

CRAFTS AND DRAUGHTS AT SKYLARK: “West Seattle’s monthly craft fair,” as it’s described on the event’s Facebook page. Happy hour food and drink pricing! 4-7 pm (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WINE, ART, MUSIC AT ALKI ARTS: Tonight at the beach, 6-9 pm, C. Sharp Art opening at Alki Arts, with wine tasting and live music. (2820 Alki SW)

OWLING IN LINCOLN PARK: Longtime West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler will take you on a tour! 7-10 pm – details on his website.

‘ROCKY HORROR’ AT MIDNIGHT: Start your Easter Sunday with … “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The monthly midnight screening at Admiral Theater (2343 California SW)

And even more events are listed here.

11 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Egg hunts and more! but no Viaduct/99"

  • sam-c April 7, 2012 (7:42 am)

    thank you to all the places hosting the fun egg hunts for the kids. (and it looks like it is going to be a sunny day- bonus!)

  • staff April 7, 2012 (9:31 am)

    I work at the west seattle community centers I sold and I bought tickets for my kids to go to the egg hunt and more. ADULTS ONLY NEED TO PAY IF THEY WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ADULT EGG HUNT. If you just want to watch your kid, no wristband required.

  • Seattlitish April 7, 2012 (9:52 am)

    Got there at 8:10, my son is the 4th kid in line… After waiting 50 minutes, little kids go first. Except somehow toddlers and kids in strollers have managed to grab 100 eggs. Their greedy no class having parents had ransacked the place. The signs said 35 egg limit to avoid kids being left out. But I guess some people can’t have a Happy Easter without ruining it for their neighbors. BTW -My son got 3 eggs for waiting patiently in line for almost an hour.

  • jissy April 7, 2012 (10:20 am)

    Does anyone know where exactly the Eastridge hunt is in the Park?

  • Carrie Ann April 7, 2012 (10:31 am)

    We got way less than the 35 egg limit per kid, but seeing some of the little ones with no eggs in their baskets broke my heart. So I mentioned this to my kids, who generously agreed to offer up a handful of theirs to the others. Proud mama moment. Saw the usual parents grabbing, pushing, and greedily opening eggs and tossing them aside when there wasn’t a prize ticket, but realized there’s not much I can do about them and their issues. Instead, focused on my kids, setting good examples for them, and trying to have a good time. Thank you, Thriftway, for another year of fun. :) See you soon, for groceries, too!

  • KM April 7, 2012 (12:23 pm)

    If your kids were the ones that shared with my sad little girl, thank you! She hasn’t stopped talking about the nice girl who shared her eggs.

  • WS Dad April 7, 2012 (12:34 pm)

    Thanks Thriftway. It was kinda stressfull though.

  • Carrie Ann April 7, 2012 (2:24 pm)

    KM, was your daughter the sweet little one in purple, with a purple basket? If so, she was adorable, and I felt so badly to see some of the younger ones without anything when I saw others (parents included) with more than their share and completely oblivious to anyone else around them.

  • add April 7, 2012 (3:51 pm)

    I say this every year, but I really wish Thriftway would do away with the big prizes and just stick to candy-filled eggs. That would help with the greedy obnoxious parents as mentioned in the above comments and as personally witnessed for many years. I’m thankful my kids are too old to go anymore, the last few years were not fun at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love Thriftway, it’s my neighborhood store and I shop there a LOT. I just don’t think they need to do the over-the-top prizes.

  • I have to work today April 8, 2012 (9:05 am)

    Everytime the viaduct is closed I want to roll up a Stranger and whack Erica Barnett, Mike O’brien, and Mike McScwinn over the head with it while we sit in traffic: “Surface/Transit” was a mindbogglingly stupid idea…..say it!”

  • ILoveWestSeattle April 8, 2012 (12:19 pm)

    The few always spoil things for the many–the wonderful and generous attempts by Thriftway/others to make Easter fun and special for the masses prove that no good deed goes unpunished.
    Here’s an idea, since holidays are purportedly about “family”–stay home and have your own Easter egg hunt in your home/yard!
    I have great parent-created memories, egg/candy hunts, rain or shine, indoors or outdoors.

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