West Seattle Friday: The holiday weekend begins

(Woodpecker photographed at Lincoln Park last week by John Kamin – thanks for sharing!)
A quieter Friday as we head into Labor Day weekend – but you still have options for today/tonight (and we have a few reminders, too):

TENNIS-COURT CLOSURE: As the Solstice Park tennis courts’ renovation closure wraps up, the Hiawatha Community Center/Park courts’ renovation closure is scheduled to start today, as noted on the city’s Parkways site. (Fauntleroy/Lincoln Park Way SW)

DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE NATIVE MARKET/JUMBLE DAYS: Go shop at the Duwamish Tribe‘s longhouse, during the first of two days for this arts/crafts/rummage (and more) sale. 10 am-4 pm today and again on Saturday. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

SIGNAL-BOX MURAL CELEBRATION: As previewed here last night, you’re invited to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center at 2 this afternoon to help the artists celebrate the project that has painted sea-life-themed mini-murals on 12 traffic-signal boxes along Delridge between Andover and Henderson. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

‘FOOD FOR ART’ PARTY: A month-long benefit at The Bridge, on behalf of nearby Transitional Resources, culminates with a party starting at 3:30 pm today, and raffle tickets on sale until the drawing at 8 tonight. Details in this earlier story. (4439 35th SW)

‘BOBCAT BOB’: Ever-popular “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs tonight at C & P Coffee Company, 6-8 pm. (5612 California SW)

LIVE MUSIC AT MIND UNWIND: The Portrait Project plays live jazz music at Mind Unwind in The Admiral District, 8-10 pm tonight, no cover. (2206 California SW)

And a business note …

THE WASH DOG: Out of the WSB inbox this morning: “The Wash Dog [WSB sponsor] will be closed today (Friday, 8/30) for Employee Enrichment Day, to celebrate our outstanding, hard-working employees. We will re-open at 9 am tomorrow – Saturday, 8/31.” (6400 California SW)

6 Replies to "West Seattle Friday: The holiday weekend begins"

  • MAS August 30, 2013 (12:14 pm)

    Are pileated woodpeckers making a comeback around here? This area is listed as part of their habitat (barely), but before about a week ago, I’d never seen one here. Saw one last weekend (and heard it, very interesting/disturbing call) and now this one.

    • WSB August 30, 2013 (12:20 pm)

      We’ve seen them around our house from time to time – they like the utility pole out front (as opposed to the northern flickers, who prefer the siding of our house, and we’re happy to have them snack on the local ants) …

  • MAS August 30, 2013 (2:01 pm)

    Yeah, the flickers are hilarious pounding away on aluminum siding and chimneys. The pileated call caught me by surprise.

  • Transitional Resources August 30, 2013 (2:40 pm)

    We hope we’ll see everyone at the Bridge tonight- it will be a great time for a great cause, hosted by great neighbors!

  • payrollgirl August 30, 2013 (4:18 pm)

    Is that Woody?

  • Trileigh August 31, 2013 (8:42 am)

    That’s a Pileated Woodpecker, and to me it looks like a young one since the crest is pinkish rather than red (although that could be just the light). They’ve regularly nested and raised young in Lincoln Park for the past few years (though not this past spring to my knowledge) – lucky us!

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