West Seattle Thursday: ’12th Man’ mega-flag raising; Design Review x 2; SPD chief search; Orca Talk; school open houses…

No, they’re not Seahawks – but they’re related! Awesome photo of Alki-area eagles fluffed up as they dry out from one of this week’s rainshowers, courtesy of Gary Jones. And speaking of the Super Bowl – here’s the new WSB page with all things West Seattle (let us know if you have something to add!). Now, on to today’s calendar highlights:

**Editor’s note, 11:11 am – if you’re seeing/hearing helicopters, it’s for the flag event**

(Photo courtesy Scott Vlotho – added 11:32 – more photos in a separate story later!)
WORLD’S BIGGEST 12TH MAN FLAG: Today’s the day! As we first told you on Monday, a 12th Man flag the size of a house is going up at West Seattle Corporate Center at 11 this morning, as organized by two of the local businesses headquartered there, Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) and Bartell Drugs. It’ll be a party – be there! (Delridge/Andover)

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 1:30-3:30 pm, you’re invited to tour the school. (20th/Roxbury)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN A NEW SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF? 6 pm tonight at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, it’s the next stop in the community-discussion tour regarding Mayor Murray’s search for a new Seattle Police chief, as previewed here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

DESIGN REVIEW BOARD DOUBLEHEADER: The Southwest Design Review Board looks at two projects tonight, both in the Early Design Guidance stage – at 6:30 pm, the first review of the seven-story, 50-apartment, 16-parking-space project at 4505 42nd SW (design packet here); at 8 pm, it’s the first review of the 30-unit townhouse/live-work-unit proposal for the former Charlestown Café site at 3824 California SW (design packet here). Both reviews include time for public comment, and both are at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (California/Oregon)

SEATTLE LUTHERAN OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8 pm, prospective families are invited to visit Seattle Lutheran High School – see the campus, meet the staff! (40th/Genesee)

K-5 STEM AT BOREN OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-7:30 tonight, come tour the school! Details in our calendar listing. (5950 Delridge Way SW)

ORCA TALK: Tonight’s the night The Whale Trail celebrates Springer, the orca rescued from Puget Sound and reunited with her family in Canada. Here’s our previewcheck to see if tickets are still available – update, it’s sold out! C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

FREE PARENTING SEMINAR: Courtesy of South Seattle Community College Cooperative Preschools – 7-9 pm tonight at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, “Children Learn What They Live”:

As a parent, you have values that you are passing on to your child in the decisions you make every day. So, what are these values? Are they honesty, kindness, generosity, self-worth, respect, patience, tolerance? In this class we will talk about the ways you can identify and clarify your values as well as discuss how to inspire values through your parenting. Kylene Ushimaru has been teaching preschool and working as a parent educator for 28 years. Her wisdom, experience and honest approach to parenting will leave you feeling more confident and empowered as a parent.

Free but please pre-register by sending e-mail to kyleneushimaru@gmail.com (9131 California SW, room 4)

LOTS more on our calendar … browse it here.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Thursday: '12th Man' mega-flag raising; Design Review x 2; SPD chief search; Orca Talk; school open houses..."

  • Kenyon January 30, 2014 (11:26 am)

    Thank you WSB – we were wondering whether to lock down the building (on West Marginal Way) but checked the blog first!

    • WSB January 30, 2014 (11:30 am)

      I know, every time we even get a rumor of a helicopter we try to mention it every place so people don’t freak out. Adding flag photo here next, before LOTS of photos from our photographer team there …

  • Dawson January 30, 2014 (11:57 am)

    Boeing is also flying the 747-8 in Seahawks livery today. Just touched down at Boeing Field and is now it’s way to south east Washington to write a ’12’ in the sky. It’ll be flying around the area for the next several days leading up to the game.

  • Scott January 30, 2014 (5:48 pm)

    WSB, can you provide a link to the design packet for the Charlestown Cafe site? It looks like it was intended, but not provided.

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