West Seattle Wednesday: Spring’s blustery beginning

(Seattle Chinese Garden photo by Amy Converse)
Spring arrived before dawn – so we’re marking the change of seasons with the plum blossoms at the Seattle Chinese Garden (open Saturdays 11:30 am-3:30 pm) on Puget Ridge. Stormy day in store – including a wind advisory that just took effect; here are the highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (and beyond):

LIVING WITH ANIMALS: 11 am-12:30 pm, you can talk with a wildlife expert about backyard wildlife and domestic animals – coyotes to chickens, and more – during a drop-in event at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center. Details here.

TELEPHONE TOWN HALL: Local state legislators Sen. Sharon Nelson, Rep. Eileen Cody, and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon are having their annual Town Hall meeting over the phone this time around. If your phone rings around 6 pm, it might be them – you’ll be prompted how to join. You can also call in if you don’t get a call – our calendar listing has the details.

DELRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meets, with an agenda including “visioning” for the north half of Delridge Way (the bridge to Orchard) and what you’d like to see it become.

BACKYARD COTTAGES/’STAY AT HOME’ STRATEGIES FOR SENIORS: West Seattle-headquartered NCompass Cottage Company (WSB sponsor) is presenting this workshop tonight – off-peninsula, but hot topics! – at the Phinney Neighborhood Center HQ (6532 Phinney Avenue N.), 7 pm. Details in our calendar listing.

34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS: Every so often when we’re mentioning the area’s largest political group, the 34th District Democrats, somebody asks, what about the 34th District Republicans? And we reply, if they let us know about their meetings, and/or put up online announcements as do the 34th DDs, we’d be happy to mention them too. Now they have! We received e-mail announcing the 34th District Republicans are meeting tonight and every third Wednesday, 7 pm, at Round Table Pizza in Burien (15730 1st Ave South). Tonight’s program includes a discussion of the Seattle petition drive for electing City Councilmembers by district.

SPRING EQUINOX SUNSET WATCH: If the weather isn’t too bad, 7:13-ish tonight is when Alice Enevoldsen will be at Solstice Park (upslope from the tennis courts at Fauntleroy Way/Lincoln Park Way) for her 16th quarterly Equinox/Solstice Sunset Watch. We’ll check in with her late in the day for the official word. Details are on her website.

‘NEXT FALL,’ WEEK TWO: ArtsWest‘s acclaimed drama starts its second week, 7:30 pm.

LIVE JAZZ: We were asked the other day on Twitter about live jazz in West Seattle. We do have some calendar listings for it – including this one from Duos Lounge in Luna Park, 7:30-9:30 pm tonight with Jazz Connection.

That’s just a bit of what’s going on today/tonight – full list here!

5 Replies to "West Seattle Wednesday: Spring's blustery beginning"

  • Alex March 20, 2013 (10:39 am)

    Live jazz at brass tacks Georgetown every Friday night 9-12. 6031 airport way south

    • WSB March 20, 2013 (10:46 am)

      Thanks, Alex!

  • enviromaven March 20, 2013 (10:54 am)

    Re: Living with Animals – is it my imagination, or are coyote sightings declining recently in WS?

    • WSB March 20, 2013 (10:58 am)

      I haven’t published any in a while but I’ve received some here and there. Have been trying to put it all together as a more big-picture view instead of one-here, one-there, until and unless we give them their own page (like lost pets) so they’re not punctuating the news stream all the time …

  • Alice March 20, 2013 (2:52 pm)

    Sunset watch is ON even in case of wind and clouds. I’ll cancel it for POURING rain (not this spattery drizzle) or lightning storms because the area is too exposed to be safely during lightning.

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