West Seattle, Washington
Though Handel’s “Messiah” is a Christmastime staple, it was actually written for Easter season. In that spirit, West Side Presbyterian Church is hosting a singalong – and playalong! – Friday, May 2nd:
The entire oratorio will be performed under the direction of Carreen Smith, director of music at West Side. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate. Sing the entire oratorio, all choruses and solos! If you don’t sing or play, come listen! Bring a vocal score if you have one. Vocal scores and orchestra parts will be available for loan at the event. Refreshments will be available at the two intermissions. There is a suggested $10 donation. All proceeds go to Care Net of Puget Sound. West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California SW.
Doors open at 6 pm, the music begins at 7.
P.S. Speaking of Eastertime, the annual WSB Easter/Passover page will be up Monday, so if you have an event (religious or secular) to which the community is invited, and haven’t sent it yet, please do – firstname.lastname@example.org – ASAP, so we can include it!
8:36 PM: Police and fire are on the scene of a crash at 35th and Brandon. Someone texted us to report that “a car hit another that drove off the street and through a fence.” 35th is blocked at Dawson on the north and we’re not sure yet where on the south; buses will be allowed through, according to the scanner. More to come.
8:55 PM UPDATE: Traffic is getting through both ways, alternating one direction at a time, slowly.
9:09 PM UPDATE: Police at the scene tell us both vehicles were headed southbound; one clipped the other, which went into a yard on the east side of the street. One person was taken to the hospital.
10:14 PM UPDATE: In comments, Erin reports the scene is clear.
Two coyote reports to share tonight – one sent this afternoon by an Arbor Heights resident who says her neighbors don’t believe they come out in the daytime. Check the WSB archive of coyote sightings, some with photos – they do! And/or, click ahead to read today’s report (and another one that had been in queue):
(WSB photo by Patrick Sand)
4:49 PM: No serious injuries reported in a collision involving two cars at 37th and Thistle in Gatewood (map), with one car on its side, but westbound Thistle is blocked until a tow crew arrives.
5:05 PM: Added a photo. Our crew doublechecked at the scene and police confirmed, no one required medical attention at the scene. The road should be clear shortly. P.S. Thanks to the people who called and e-mailed to let us know about this.
If you’re hearing the sirens and/or seeing the Seattle Fire units – false alarm; it’s just a barbecue that apparently generated enough smoke to worry somebody. The fire response has just been called off.
After the Boston Marathon attack one year ago, West Seattleites ran to show support – and this year they’ll do it again. Just in from Lori McConnell of West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), an invitation for you to join “a 3-mile run in memory of Boston’s bombing last year and to run in solidarity with our friends running the Boston Marathon.” It’s planned for 6:30 pm Monday, April 21st (one week from tomorrow); gather at WSR (northwest corner of California/Charlestown).
We’re featuring two photos of West Seattle’s beautiful birds today. First, thanks to David Hutchinson for the then-and-now photo: “The Harbor Avenue Canada Goose goslings have done a lot of growing up in the past 7 weeks. The top photo was taken on February 19th, while the bottom is from earlier this week on April 9th.” Second, thanks also to Chris Frankovich for the eagle photo featured below! Now, on with the calendar highlights:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, with more returning vendors every week now that we’re well into spring. (44th/Alaska)
STORYTELLING AT DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE: 2 pm, in honor of the upcoming Earth Day, native and non-native storytellers with tales of Earth and our relationship with it. Details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
LIVE MUSIC AT C & P COFFEE: Burgundy Pearl performs acoustic Americana at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
As always, there’s even more on our calendar!