West Seattle Saturday: Summer’s first ‘keep cool’ edition

Seattle - Summer 2013

(Photo by Mark/Sagebrush Photography via the WSB Flickr Group)
With warm weather expected again today, we’ve split the highlights into two sections, starting with one directly related to staying cool:


HIGHLAND PARK SPRAYPARK: Day two! Hours 11 am-8 pm. (11th SW/SW Cloverdale)

TODAY’S WADING POOL SCHEDULE: Delridge, Hiawatha, and Lincoln Park wading pools are open – see the hours here.

COLMAN POOL CLOSED … for a swim meet. But:

SOUTHWEST POOL OPEN: Here’s the schedule. (2801 SW Thistle)


PICKUP SOCCER GAME: West Seattle Sunday Soccer continues also having Saturday morning pickup games, 8 am at Delridge Playfield (Delridge/26th/Alaska)

MEET THE AUTHOR: West Seattle writer Molly Ringle is introducing and signing her new book “Persephone’s Orchard” at Bird on a Wire Espresso (WSB sponsor) this morning, 9 am-11 am. (SW Henderson just west of 35th SW)

SHOW SCHMITZ PARK SOME LOVE: Join the Friends of Schmitz Park Preserve work party; meet at 9 am. (Admiral Way/Stevens)

GRAND OPENING: 9 am-3 pm, West Seattle Vision‘s official grand opening in Morgan Junction. (6505 California SW)

CAR WASH: 10 am-4 pm, the West Seattle High School Cheer Squad is ready to wash your vehicle at West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor) – they’re coming up against a fundraising deadline and would love your support. (35th/Webster)

STEM SUMMER PLAYDATE: New or returning West Seattle STEM student(s) in the family? Join the playdate today, 10 am-noon at the Lincoln Park zipline playground. (North of the south parking lot)

SEATTLE WORLD CRUISER CHRISTENING: As previewed here earlier in the week (our story explains the West Seattle link), the public christening event is at 10 am, Museum of Flight. (9404 E. Marginal Way S.)

STORYTIME AT BARNES & NOBLE: At the Westwood Village bookstore, Melissa says, today’s 11 am plan is as follows: “In honor of our first heat wave of the summer, we’re going to stay cool with some watery stories. We’ll be reading ‘Clark the Shark’ and ‘Splish, Splash, Splat!’ We’ll also have some cool treats and a summery craft.”

THE ‘HOOD HUNT: Free, map-based scavenger hunt, in West Seattle this time – noon start at Junction Plaza Park; details here. (42nd/Alaska)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: Take a free tour, 1-4 pm. (Alki Ave/Beach Drive)

RELAY FOR LIFE OF WEST SEATTLE: 2 pm today is the kickoff for this cancer-fighting fundraiser at West Seattle Stadium, with the event continuing overnight and into midday Sunday. It’s a different schedule this year, with entertainment that’s open to the public too – here’s the schedule for the first eight hours:

2 pm: Opening Ceremony
2:15 pm: Survivor Lap (we will have a lounge with snacks for our survivors!) followed by Teams Lap
3-3:45 pm: ACS Cancer Action Network presentation
4-4:45 pm: Hair Donations
5-8 pm: Contigo Food Truck will be onsite
5-6 pm: Bubble Man
6:30-7:30 pm: Recess Monkey concert for the kids!
7-10 pm: Massages by M3 Bodyworks
7:30 pm: Squirt Gun Game
10 pm: Luminaria Ceremony

The stadium’s off 35th SW, just south of SW Avalon Way.

‘DEADLIEST CATCH’ CAPTAIN: Captain Keith Coburn of the Wizard is at the Junction QFC today, 3-4:30 pm, details here. (42nd/Alaska)

DUWAMISH TRIBE GALA: Seventh annual fundraising dinner and auction, 4:30 pm, Duwamish Longhouse; details here. (4505 W. Marginal Way SW)

SALSA DANCING ON ALKI: Starts with free Zumba at 4:45 pm, Statue of Liberty Plaza; Facebook event page here. (61st/Alki)

‘CLUTCH’ PREMIERE: Local filmmaker Jay Rowlands‘ long-running project – featured in this WSB story – premieres tonight at 7 at The Admiral Theater. (2343 California SW)

apertureSTOP! Spoken word and photography at Twilight in The Junction, 8-10 pm. (4306 SW Alaska)

More on the calendar!

8 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Summer's first 'keep cool' edition"

  • jiggers June 29, 2013 (10:01 am)

    I love the heat. Enjoy it. In two months we’ll be complaining about the rain already..

  • Mark June 29, 2013 (10:38 am)

    Yay! That’s my photo!


  • J June 29, 2013 (10:40 am)

    Is “warm” a euphemism, or is there a defined point at which you call it “hot”?

  • Tactical Forces Operator June 29, 2013 (3:48 pm)

    The wretched groups come down to Alki on their sport motorcycles, raise havoc, and ruin the day for everyone. They also put us all in danger. I’ve come to the point where I DESPISE all motorcycle riders. This is getting really old, really fast. One of you will inevitably hit and kill another child (remember several years ago?), because you’re selfish, careless, and feel the need to ‘show off’.

  • smokeycretin9 June 29, 2013 (5:31 pm)

    I am sorry Tactical Forces Operator. Try to remember, that we (riders) are all not the same as these organ donors.
    Most people who ride sport bikes are not down here showing off for the opposite sex. They are out having fun on curvy roads around the state.
    THis is a special breed of idiot that comes down to do exactly what you said, to show off.
    People who are responsible riders get even madder at them than you do.

  • Last53BusRider June 29, 2013 (8:46 pm)

    The trouble with Alki (and the West Seattle waterfront in general) is that there’s very little shade to be found. These are days to stay out of the sun if you can.

  • m June 30, 2013 (12:08 am)

    Great event @ Twilight in the Junction tonight. Thank you, Tracy, for a wonderful space and for the creative energy you put into it. We’ll definitely be back for more!

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