West Seattle Saturday: Pumpkin Festival; Huling Bowl; Westside School open house; Caspar Babypants; Duwamish Alive!; ukuleles…

Thanks to David Hutchinson for sharing another excellent view of last night’s moonrise! It’ll be a while before we see the sun today, but there is MUCH to do, so get on out into the fog and check out some of the following:

TRAFFIC ALERT: No word if the fog is affecting this, but the weekly road-work “lookahead”listed lane closures on the northbound 1st Avenue South Bridge this morning, until 1 pm, for inspections. The WSB Traffic page includes camera views from the bridge, if you want to check for backups.

WESTSIDE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, it’s an all-school open house at Westside School (WSB sponsor):

Prospective families will have an opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the campus as well as speak to teachers about their program. In addition, Westside School is offering weekly tours by reservation. The PreK-8th grade application deadline is January 14, 2014.

Westside is at 7740 34th SW.

LINCOLN PARK P-PATCH PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Just uphill from the tennis courts across from northern Lincoln Park, you’ll find the Lincoln Park P-Patch and its Pumpkin Harvest Festival – with carving and pie pumpkins, a bake sale, seeds and bulbs, and more – details in our calendar listing. 10 am-1 pm. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

DUWAMISH ALIVE! You can volunteer at one of several sites along the Duwamish River and/or in its watershed, from West Seattle to South Park to Tukwila, for today’s 10 am-2 pm twice-yearly work party. Details here and in our preview, which includes a map of the sites.

GEAR SWAP: 10 am-6 pm today, come see what’s available at the winter gear swap presented by Mountain to Sound Outfitters. But don’t go to the store – the swap is happening a few doors down at the American Legion Hall. (3618 SW Alaska)

PET ADOPTION EVENT: 10 am-2 pm at Umpqua Bank in the Admiral District – details here. (2620 California SW)

CASPAR BABYPANTS LIVE: The monthly Family Fun Series at High Point Community Center resumes with this morning’s 10:30 am performance by Caspar Babypants – details (including ticket prices) in our calendar listing. (6920 34th SW)

OPERA PREVIEW: The West Seattle chapter of the Seattle Opera Guild comes to The Kenney (WSB sponsor) for a preview of “Daughter of the Regiment.” They’ll also be selling the new “Entertainment” book as a benefit. 3:30 pm. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

‘WAG THE DOG’ – AND MORE: If the now-over government shutdown, the impending elections, or both have you in the mood to talk politics, start your night with the Admiral Theater‘s screening of this classic political satire, 4 pm.

Tickets are $8, OR you can see it as part of a $30 package with the 7:30 pm performance of ArtsWest‘s “The Taming” and a post-play discussion, as explained here. (The Admiral’s at 2343 California SW, ArtsWest is at 4711 California SW)

HULING BOWL: West Seattle High School is this year’s host for the crosstown football clash with a trophy at stake, and it’s starting things off with 5:30 pm tailgating at West Seattle Stadium before the 7 pm game against Chief Sealth International High School. (4432 35th SW)

UKULELES AT THE FEEDBACK: “Seattle’s loudest ukulele band” The Castaways‘ CD release party is tonight at 9:30 pm, Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor). (6451 California SW)

11 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Pumpkin Festival; Huling Bowl; Westside School open house; Caspar Babypants; Duwamish Alive!; ukuleles..."

  • Chris W. October 19, 2013 (8:20 am)

    Beautiful photo, Dave! Thanks for sharing.

  • Barbara Muul October 19, 2013 (9:35 am)

    Breathtaking Picture – Thanks for sharing!

  • BeckBe October 19, 2013 (10:49 am)

    There is also a “See Art, Make Art” event at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library from 2:00 – 3:30 today.

    • WSB October 19, 2013 (10:59 am)

      Thanks BB – I recall we mentioned those events in our story about the community art submissions but I guess we didn’t get them into the calendar.

  • GMT October 19, 2013 (10:59 am)

    Heads up,4th Ave S is closed and detouring at King St.

  • JW October 19, 2013 (12:46 pm)

    Singer, songwriter Peter Mayer is at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation tonight at 7:00. 7141 California Ave SW. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/45607
    Come join us!

  • NW October 19, 2013 (1:51 pm)

    Great! There are actually things happening in “West Seattle” that the blog doesn’t know about keep it comming.

    • WSB October 19, 2013 (1:57 pm)

      The Mayer concert is on our calendar and has been listed there for weeks:
      Every day we spotlight SOME of what’s in the calendar, but the calendar itself has hundreds of events listed, for today and beyond. To get a full picture of what’s happening on any given day, check https://westseattleblog.com/events – which is there 24/7. (Once events are over, they no longer display, so the list shows only what’s happening from this point in time onward.) That’s the whole point of keeping a comprehensive event calendar; like most publications, we highlight some of the events beyond the calendar, but its pages are the main place you’ll find out what’s up. – Tracy

  • Arin October 19, 2013 (5:20 pm)

    How much are adult tickets for the Huling Bowl?

  • sam-c October 19, 2013 (7:12 pm)

    beautiful photo!

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