West Seattle Wednesday: HPAC; pumpkin pies; poetry; Pathfinder PTSA; coal-train debate…

(Barred owl in Lincoln Park, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Happy Wednesday! Today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events Calendar:

VIADUCT CLOSURE TONIGHT: Southbound 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct, overnight, from 9 pm-5 am.

35TH SW ROAD WORK IN ARBOR HEIGHTS: Scheduled to start today, per SDOT. Here’s their reminder – traffic could be down to 1 lane at a time.

BABY IN THE HOUSE? CHECK OUT ‘EARLY DAYS’: Today’s the weekly session of a new drop-in support group, Early Days, meeting at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor; 4746 44th SW) in The Junction, noon-2 pm. Details here.

EARLY DISMISSAL: Today is the school year’s first districtwide early-dismissal day (two hours early) for Seattle Public Schools.

PUMPKIN-PIE FUNDRAISER – ANOTHER CHANCE TO ORDER: As she’s been doing every Wednesday, Diane Niemi will be at the West Seattle Eagles‘ HQ in The Junction to take preorders for the “Heritage Pumpkin Pies” she’s making for Thanksgiving – raising money for Alzheimer’s/dementia research. Don’t wait till it’s too late – stop by 2-8 pm (more info here).

SOMALI STORY TIME: At the High Point Library (35th/Raymond), 5 pm.

PATHFINDER K-8 PTSA: First meeting of the year, 6:30 pm – details here.

‘THE HUM’ AND MORE AT HPAC: Highland Park Action Committee resumes its monthly meetings now that fall arrives, and you’re invited to the Highland Park Improvement Club at 12th/Holden, 7 pm (or come early for a potluck at 6:30). The agenda includes the city’s forthcoming project to reduce combined-sewer overflows in eastern West Seattle – possibly including “roadside raingardens” in South Delridge/Highland Park, as well as the newest information about “The Hum” (WSB followup in the works for later this morning, too) and Nickelsville.

POETRY AND STORYTELLING AT C&P: 7 pm, Poetrybridge‘s monthly event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 5612 California SW.

COAL TRAINS: From Fauntleroy Church‘s Green Committee:

The environmental debate about coal trains moving through the Duwamish corridor comes to West Seattle Wednesday, Sept. 26, with a free 7 PM forum in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. Panelists from Climate Solutions, the Sierra Club, and Earth Ministry. Details: www.fauntleroyucc.org.

These are just a few highlights – there’s more for today/tonight (and far beyond) on our calendar!

9 Replies to "West Seattle Wednesday: HPAC; pumpkin pies; poetry; Pathfinder PTSA; coal-train debate..."

  • Allison September 26, 2012 (11:54 am)

    What a great picture! Thanks for sharing!

  • Heather September 26, 2012 (12:12 pm)

    What a cool photo! Ditto on the thanks for sharing.

  • 35this35mph September 26, 2012 (12:31 pm)


  • biankat September 26, 2012 (1:19 pm)

    What a sweetie!!!

  • G September 26, 2012 (1:53 pm)

    These Barred Owls are large, aggressive, and not afraid of us, often divebombing people. Not the sweet drowsy wise owl of lore, I’m afraid. They are having quite an impact on more native owls.

    But great photo, anyway.

  • Nemobeanbean September 26, 2012 (6:11 pm)

    Holy smokes what a picture! :)

  • Woodsman September 26, 2012 (6:40 pm)

    It looks like it is having a hoot of a good time.
    Great picture!

  • David Hutchinson September 26, 2012 (8:30 pm)

    Fantastic photo!

  • good work! September 26, 2012 (10:26 pm)


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