West Seattle Friday: 6 highlights, notes for today/tonight

West Seattle photographer/pilot Long Bach Nguyen shares this aerial of the Highway 99 tunneling machine in its “launch pit” – the view you can’t get while driving by. No major road projects this weekend, by the way. Here are highlights for today/tonight before we get too much further along:

SPRAYPARK OPENS: At 11 am, the Highland Park Spraypark is scheduled to open – here’s our preview from Thursday. (11th/Cloverdale)

SOUP AND SANDWICH LUNCH: Everyone’s welcome at Seaview Methodist Church for the free monthly soup-and-sandwich lunch. 11:30-1:30. (46th/Graham)

WADING POOLS: With sunshine and warm temperatures, it’s a bonafide wading-pool day. In West Seattle, Delridge, EC Hughes, and Lincoln Park wading pools have Friday hours – see the citywide schedule here.

COLMAN POOL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: Meantime, outdoor Colman Pool is NOT open to the public today (or the rest of this weekend) because of swim-meet activity – here’s the CP schedule.

LOLLY BOOK LAUNCH AND SAMPLE SALE: 5 pm-midnight, details here. (4112 California SW)

MOVIE SCREENING: At South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor), you’re invited to a special community screening of the documentary “Barzan,” described as “a moving story of a local family torn apart by immigration and the post 911 war on terror. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film with a panel of experts on issues concerning the current immigration system and comprehensive reform.” It premiered recently at SIFF. 6 pm at SSCC’s Brockey Center, Room A, free tickets online. (6000 16th SW)

P.S. If you have a special event for the 4th of July, or special business hours, please e-mail us ASAP so we can get it onto our traditional 4th of July page – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

8 Replies to "West Seattle Friday: 6 highlights, notes for today/tonight"

  • sardine June 28, 2013 (1:32 pm)

    That is an amazing photo!

  • JayDee June 28, 2013 (5:47 pm)

    I am wondering who is flying the plane…

  • Trileigh June 28, 2013 (7:16 pm)

    What a great photo! Thanks so much for your skilled photography, Long Bach Nguyen, and for sharing it with us.

  • West Seattle Hipster June 28, 2013 (7:29 pm)

    Quite an image there, stunning picture.

  • jiggers June 28, 2013 (10:15 pm)

    Hell’s starting..

  • Last53BusRider June 28, 2013 (10:51 pm)

    The Milepost 31 exhibit in Pioneer Square is well worth a visit if you haven’t been yet. But this is the best picture I have seen so far.

  • miws June 29, 2013 (8:02 am)

    The Milepost 31 exhibit in Pioneer Square is well worth a visit if you haven’t been yet.


    I agree. I even have a chunk of the demolished part of the Viaduct that they were giving away for free .


    This was about a year ago that I acquired it, so don’t know if there are any chunks left. If not, maybe again in a couple years or so, when the rest of the Viaduct is demo’d.


    I was really surprised, and as a lifelong West Seattelite that in my heart hates that the Viaduct has come to the end of its safe and useful life, was also thrilled and grateful to be able to have this souvenir.


    As I recall, I was perusing the display that the Viachunks were part of, and perhaps even picking a piece up, looking at it, and putting it back, when the lady that staffs the museum said I could have a chunk. I figured they were “you may pick up and look, but you must put back and not keep”.


    Milepost 31 is on the west side of 1st Av, between S. Main and S. Washington St, about mid-block.


    And it’s FREE!



  • Long Bach Nguyen June 29, 2013 (9:05 am)

    Thank You everybody for your kind comments and so happy you enjoyed the image. Cheers, Long

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