With shopping opportunities including the Second-Time Sale in Fauntleroy (our photo above is from the Friday prep), work parties, sports, Yom Kippur observances, a free fashion show, and much more – what a day/night this will be, in and around West Seattle! Lots going on … starting early:
TRAFFIC ALERT: If you are heading northbound on 99 this morning, please note that it’s down to one lane across the Aurora Bridge until 11 am today (and again 5 am-11 am on Sunday).
RIDE AROUND THE SOUND: Starting as early as 6:30 am, bicycle riders taking part in this American Lung Association benefit will get going from the starting line (which is also the finish line) at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor). See the schedule here. (6000 16th SW)
CONSTRUCTION CRANE ARRIVAL: It’s not always a pre-announced event when a construction-project crane arrives, but this one is in the heart of The Junction, so here’s a reminder (details in our story from a week ago): The crane for 4730 California, the ex-Petco project, is scheduled to arrive around 7 am and will be put into place over the ensuing few hours.
VASHON SHEEPDOG CLASSIC: 7 am-5 am, explained in our calendar listing. Just a ferry ride away! And here’s a dog to root for:
West Seattle’s Lien Animal Clinic shared the photo of Mojo Hickman, a nationally ranked herding dog they treated with stem-cell therapy for arthritis. Lien vets will be at the sheepdog event noon-3 pm – stop by and say hi.
(added) CROSS-COUNTRY AT LINCOLN PARK: The Sundodger Invitational is happening at Lincoln Park all day – perhaps the biggest meet of the year in the park. Here’s its website; no West Seattle schools are listed as participating, but the 29 schools who are, come from all over the state.
YOM KIPPUR WITH KOL HANESHAMAH: You don’t have to be a member to join in today’s events with Kol HaNeshamah (WSB sponsor) – here’s the schedule:
8:45 am-9:15 am Children’s Service
9:30 am-1:30 pm Morning Service
** Please bring your own Chumash (Book of Torah) if you would like to follow the Torah readings. **
2:00 pm-4:00 pm Afternoon Workshops
4:00 pm-6:45 pm Afternoon Service (Yizkor, Ne’ila)
It’s all happening at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, California/Hanford.
YOM KIPPUR WITH WEST SEATTLE TLC: Today’s Yom Kippur schedule for the West Seattle Torah Learning Center:
Morning Prayer Service 8:45 am
Torah Reading, Yizkor 10:30 am
Neilah final service) 6:45 pm
Light break-fast (snack) served at the conclusion of the fast at 8:09 pm
ADMIRAL ADOPT-A-STREET: This morning, join the Admiral Neighborhood Association for a cleanup along nearby streets/sidewalks. All ages welcome; treats provided at the start and finish – tools and bags provided too. Meet outside Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) at 9 am. (41st/Admiral)
PAINTING PARTY AT K-5 STEM: Time to repaint the playground and add some playcourts, as well as some other work, now that the portables are gone and a new school year is under way. Join the K-5 STEM at Boren community and lend a hand, starting at 9:30 am today. Details in our original preview. (5950 Delridge Way SW)
BICYCLE SALE: West Seattle Cyclery (WSB sponsor) invites you in to check out deals this weekend. From proprietor Brad: “”West Seattle Cyclery is having a sale on all 2013 bikes. Save 20-45% off all 2013 bikes in stock. We have Road, Mountain, Commuter and Recreational bikes in stock. Every bike purchased comes with a FREE Basic Fit and 1 year of FREE adjustments.” (4508 California SW; hours here)
FIESTAS PATRIAS PARADE: Who doesn’t love a parade? This one is unique in our area, spotlighting Latin American cultural pride and traditions in a parade winding through nearby South Park, followed by a fiesta. Parade starts at 11 am; see the route and fiesta locations here. (P.S. West Seattle Bike Connections is participating with helmets/fittings/bike info.)
STORY TIME AT BARNES & NOBLE: Melissa says, “Fall is in the air (93 degree days notwithstanding…), so we’ll be reading ‘Fall Ball,’ a story for our football fans, and ‘Leaf Man.’ We’ll also be making our own leaf people! 11 am. (Westwood Village, south side)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: 1:30 pm at West Seattle Stadium, the Seattle Lutheran High School Saints host Lake Roosevelt. (4432 35th SW)
BARBECUE POTLUCK AND BIKE RIDE: Unicycle, bicycle, tricycle ride around Alki Point after a barbecue potluck at Lincoln Park – it all starts 1:30 pm, informal and fun, annual tradition among friends old and new, and you can join in – details here. (Shelters 53-56)
FIELDHOUSE CELEBRATION: In nearby White Center, King County Parks is celebrating the ~75th anniversary of the historic fieldhouse at Steve Cox Memorial Park with a 2-5 pm event today, including a 3:30 pm program – details on our partner site White Center Now. (1321 SW 102nd)
MAC FASHION HOUSE RUNWAY EXTRAVAGANZA: As part of the city’s Work Readiness in the Arts Program (WRAP), the West Seattle-based Unified Outreach arts nonprofit presents a Fashion Show Extravaganza, produced and modeled by youth, starting with a 5 pm meet and greet before the 6 pm fashion show. We stopped by during rehearsals on Friday:
Admission is free; 50 custom outfits shown on the runway will also be offered at silent auction. Comedian Nate Jackson emcees, with musical performances by Tyrone. (WSC Activity Center, 4400 42nd SW)
And even more in our calendar …