West Seattle Monday: 3 highlights for today/tonight

It’s beautiful from the sky as well as the ground – North Delridge’s Dragonfly Garden (aka Pavilion)! has dragonfly-shaped landscaping too? Thanks as always to Long Bach Nguyen for sharing West Seattle aerial views like this! Meantime, while regular Monday events are on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here are three today/tonight-only highlights:

HIGH-SCHOOL BASEBALL POSTSEASON: Metro League playoffs start with West Seattle High School vs. Bainbridge Island at Hiawatha, 3:30 pm, same time that Chief Sealth International High School will be on the road vs. Eastside Catholic. (Thanks to Greg Slader, the WSHS parent who’s been contributing updates all season, for the details.)

HELP HI-YU – MEETING TONIGHT: 6:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, it’s the next general meeting for everyone interested in the West Seattle Hi-Yu Summer Festival – which as you probably know is not a one-day one-time “festival” but instead a collection of summer events including the annual construction of the last Seattle neighborhood traveling parade float. As reported here over the weekend, Hi-Yu needs more community help to keep the 79-year tradition alive to see its 80th anniversary. Showing up tonight is a start. (California/Hanford)

TALK THEATER: Go behind-the-scenes in a live, free conversation with cast members and key staff from ArtsWest’s current production “33 Variations,” 7:30 pm. (4711 California SW)

12 Replies to "West Seattle Monday: 3 highlights for today/tonight"

  • sam-c May 6, 2013 (10:38 am)

    what- no posts or photos with complaints about the trash and crowds at Alki this past amazing weekend? I didn’t go to the beach but I assume it was crowded…

    I took a photo of overflowing trashcans at Volunteer park on Saturday, in case Alki residents wanted to know they are not alone in their misery.

    • WSB May 6, 2013 (10:51 am)

      Yes, we have a pic but I’m probably running later once I get some info about Parks’ seasonal trash staff changes.

  • JanS May 6, 2013 (11:13 am)

    Sam-c, Saturday evening I came down Avalon, and down Harbor Ave. towards Alki. Traffic going from Alki towards the bridge was backed up from Spokane St. all the way past Salty’s towards Marination. I turned onto Fairmount to go to the Admiral District. I’m sure some of that had to do with Spokane St. being closed for repairs, but geez…what a back-up.

    • WSB May 6, 2013 (11:21 am)

      We went driving last night thinking we were OK if we were going against the traffic. I believe Cinco de Mayo made it busier than usual – traffic was backed up to Don Armeni bridge-bound after sunset, and heading Alki Point-ward, we got stuck not far past Duwamish Head! And I do have new info coming from Parks re: beach-cleaning and plans for next weekend, so watch for that story a bit later … TR

  • Mike May 6, 2013 (11:40 am)

    Love that aerial view of Dragonfly Garden. I have walked thru and around it many times, and it never dawned on me that the garden itself was a dragonfly shape. Now I can enjoy that perspective as well.

  • vlado May 6, 2013 (11:40 am)

    Parks did a nice job cleaning up Alki this morning. It was a mess, but mostly because there weren’t enough trash containers. People piled up the trash on/around the containers that were available. It might help to have some additional containers available on summer weekends. I’ve seen other cities use metal hoops hanging from light fixtures that can hold extra bags when there are crowds expected, very simple and cost effective.

  • Elizh May 6, 2013 (12:12 pm)

    WSB: Lots of banging and working into the night at Easy Street in the Junction last night. Looks like canopy work. Do you know the story?

    • WSB May 6, 2013 (12:34 pm)

      Thanks for the reminder!!!! I passed by while in something of a hurry and (also distracted by Garage Sale Day preps) forgot to check with them this morning … will do so now. – TR

  • K May 6, 2013 (12:15 pm)

    Parks were along Alki early Sunday morning doing a good job of cleaning up the mess. Several trash cans looked like they’d been dumped (not overflowing, or trash next to the cans) all across the path. Traffic leaving Alki was backed up past the boat ramp around 3:30, took about 45 minutes to get from Fairmount to the bridge.

  • David Hutchinson May 6, 2013 (1:54 pm)

    As noted by some others, Parks did a great job cleaning up along Alki this morning. Thumbs up to Dan Campau and crew! Definitely need additional containers on these busy warm days. Most of the green dumpsters were also filled.

  • Margaret in Vashon May 6, 2013 (5:16 pm)

    I’d like to know some history of the Dragonfly Garden, including the name of the designer, if anyone has that information. It is truly lovely. Thank you, WSB and Long Bach Nguyen for sharing the unique perspective!

    • WSB May 6, 2013 (5:26 pm)

      The page the name is linked to should have all that. We always link to more info – every “blue” word is a link on WSB.

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