West Seattle Friday: 2 outdoor events moving indoors; 1 postponed; plus, other highlights

(WSB photo added 10:12 am – Hiawatha is starting to set up Fun Fest indoors)
We’ve been checking with organizers of all outdoor events to find out if they have indoor alternatives or if they plan to assess conditions at a certain point. This lineup incorporates what we’ve found out so far – as well as quick reminders about indoor events that obviously are NOT affected by the weather. Have a great Friday!

KIDS’ FUN FEST: Noon-3 pm at Hiawatha Community Center (2700 California SW) – indoors instead of outdoors, because of the weather, but it’s still on! In addition to bouncy toys and games, $15 bike helmets are scheduled to be on sale. Fun Fest will be in the GYM at Hiawatha.

HI-YU JUNIOR COURT CORONATION: Scheduled for 1 pm at Hiawatha during Fun Fest – 11 candidates, according to this morning’s update from Hi-Yu. UPDATE: This event will be held upstairs at Hiawatha – there’s a large room with a stage.

BALLROOM DANCING: Third Friday means 1:30 pm-3:30 pm ballroom dancing at Delridge Community Center with the music of Lauren Petrie (geared to 50+).

LIVE MUSIC: “Bobcat Bob” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor; 5612 California SW), 6-8 pm. … Barbie Anaka at Salty’s on Alki, 8 pm … The Tim Turner Band plays tonight at The Bridge, 9:30 pm … Fall of 1920 and Body Box at Heartland Café‘s Benbow Room (4210 SW Admiral Way), 9 pm …

OUTDOOR MOVIE, BENEFITING THRIVE THROUGH CANCER, POSTPONED: Update – Just got word from Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) proprietor Lora Swift that the showing of “50/50” to benefit for West Seattle-founded Thrive Through Cancer is POSTPONED till August 10th. (At this point, the first movie of the regular West Seattle Outdoor Movies season, “Pretty in Pink” on Saturday night, is still ON – we’ll of course be watching the weather tomorrow, and you can count on us for real-time updates.)

INDOOR MOVIE AT HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB:Finding Nemo” at 7 pm, doors open at 6:30. Movie’s free; volunteers will sell popcorn, candy, and other concessions. BYO blankets/pillows or just sit in the HPIC chairs. All welcome! 12th and Holden.

9 Replies to "West Seattle Friday: 2 outdoor events moving indoors; 1 postponed; plus, other highlights"

  • DW July 20, 2012 (10:47 am)

    is the fun fest today or Saturday. The WS Herald said Sat

    • WSB July 20, 2012 (10:52 am)

      It’s today. ALWAYS has been on Friday. As noted in our story, we are just back from Hiawatha to get an update in person. Tomorrow’s event at Hiawatha (Sunday too) is the Mediterranean Fantasy Festival (belly-dancing etc.) – TR
      P.S. If you still don’t believe me … here’s a direct link to the community centers’ FB page (which is NOT our only source – we get information directly from the people involved in events like this, to assure as much accuracy as possible, which is why we just went over to Hiawatha to get the rain-plan scoop firsthand – but just in case you’re skeptical for some reason) with their update:

  • miws July 20, 2012 (11:36 am)

    P.S. If you still don’t believe me …


    Who wouldn’t believe such a bold statement? ;-)



    • WSB July 20, 2012 (12:19 pm)

      Mike, thanks – don’t hesitate to be direct, it took me a bit to realize you might be trying to say we have an open tag, again. Fixed. P.S. Yeah, I probably am cranky. But running out on a story now (NOT festivities – the co-publisher has that assignment) and will not be able to spew more crankiness in comments for another few hours or so. – TR

  • Caprial July 20, 2012 (12:12 pm)

    Wowie, kind of sounds like WSB is sleep-deprived and cranky from all the festivities they’ve been covering. lol.

  • gina July 20, 2012 (12:50 pm)

    West Seattle Herald website says Friday. Was it the print edition with the error?

  • kevin July 20, 2012 (12:56 pm)

    @Caprial – these two fine (Tracy and Patrick) well seasoned professional journalists really are ARE sleep deprived! No question about it. But WHAT a SUPER job they do in getting the up to the minute news published.
    I challenge you to go to any other news source and find that kind of response time! WSB rocks!
    Funny, how NONE of the OTHER news media in the Seattle area have figured this out??
    Want to know what that helicopter was doing over WS at 4AM? You have one and only ONE choice. Tune in here for more … :) You should have an answer by 04:15!
    Meanwhile, let’s give thanks where thanks is
    Hyper – local broadcasting is where it is at!
    I can’t tell you how many times my wife tells me about something she “saw” on the “news” and my response is – “oh yeah, I saw that on the WSB three days ago.” :)
    Sorry folks – end of rant (and YES (following official WSB ranting rules :), I have talked to TR and staff in the past) and I’m always satisfied with their response).)
    End quote.
    Personal disclaimer – I gave up watching traditional TV news in 2011!

  • KD July 20, 2012 (2:22 pm)

    Kevin….. RIGHT ON! What YOU said! Major props WSB. (now go take a lil nap on your desk until the next alert!).

  • miws July 20, 2012 (4:19 pm)

    I’ll try not to be so vague next time. :-)



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