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Ready to rock again tomorrow: West Seattle Rock & Gem Show

This year’s West Seattle Rock Club show has not one, but two silent auctions – including the one above, just for kids. Admission to the show, which started today and continues tomorrow, is free, with members displaying their collections and showing some of the skills it takes to turn a rock or gem into a shining collection piece.

You’ll also find vendors selling gems, minerals, tools, and jewelry:

More demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages, plus refreshments, all happening again tomorrow in the Masonic Center at 40th and Edmunds, 10 am-5 pm.

Still space in Sunday’s free ‘Warrior Woman Self-Defense Seminar’ at West Seattle’s Straight Blast Gym

April 26, 2014 9:08 pm
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 |   Safety | West Seattle news

Also coming up tomorrow: The free “Warrior Woman Self-Defense Seminar” at Straight Blast Gym of Seattle (5050 Delridge Way SW; WSB sponsor). Gym proprietor Sonia Sillan explains, “Life is unpredictable, and you never know what’s going to happen. This is why we’ve been planning this event – we believe that every woman should have access to proper life-saving awareness and self-defense strategies to protect themselves, and their families. As women, we have to learn that we are worth fighting for. We are worth every bit of effort that we can put into being strong, smart, and skilled in self-defense.” The seminar will run noon-3 pm, and you’re asked to e-mail to register – Sonia says more than 40 women are already signed up, but there’s room for more. And they’ll be collecting donations for New Beginnings, a Seattle-based organization serving those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence.

Fauntleroy ‘Recycle Roundup’ on Sunday, but don’t bring TV’s

After our recent reminder about tomorrow’s Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church – a popular twice-yearly dropoff event – sharp-eyed commenter PSPS noticed something new on the list of what will and will not be accepted: TVs. Judy Pickens confirmed that and shares this reminder:

You may have noticed (or more likely missed) that this Sunday’s Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church will not be accepting televisions (CRT, LCD, or plasma). You can, however, bring computer monitors.

As a collector for the E-Cycle Washington program for environmentally responsible recycling, 1 Green Planet gets paid by manufacturers for TVs dropped off at its warehouse, not for community events such as the semi-annual roundup. The closest E-Cycler where you can drop off your derelict TV is Burien Goodwill (1031 SW 128th).

The Recycle Roundup is in the church parking lot, 9 am-3 pm tomorrow, 9140 California SW (map).

Fire call in High Point was just a kitchen problem

April 26, 2014 5:01 pm
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 |   High Point | West Seattle fires | West Seattle news

Just mentioning in case you heard/saw the big dispatch to 6300 block of High Point Drive about 15 minutes ago – crews have given it the “food on the stove” label so far; our crew has verified at the scene. Units are being dismissed.

Water out? You’re not alone

4:49 PM: We’ve received multiple reports – including this photo courtesy of Kerry – about a water outage in the Hansen View area, southeast of The Triangle (35th/Hudson, 35th/Edmunds so far). Anyone else?

6:27 PM UPDATE: Thanks to Kerry for noting in a comment that the water’s back on – and thanks to everyone else who helped flesh out the details; very helpful since SPU does not have an outage map along the lines of what City Light has.

6:29 PM UPDATE: … maybe not for everyone, per Tracey‘s comment.

Happening now: Highland Park Improvement Club among West Seattle stops on Northwest Green Home Tour

The ever-greener Highland Park Improvement Club is an official “sustainability stop” during today’s free, self-guided Northwest Green Home Tour, which you can check out until 5 pm. (It’s the same spot where we showed you the “de-paving” action just five weeks ago; now see the result!)

The southwest sites also include two West Seattle homes – a new one on Beach Drive and a remodel in Sunrise Heights – addresses and details here – and there’s another “sustainability stop” nearby, at the South Park Neighborhood Center. If you are checking out the tour in other parts of the city, note that West Seattle’s Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor) is showing a backyard-cottage project in North Seattle.

West Seattle businesses: Happy anniversary, Wyatt’s Jewelers

Big smile from Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsors) co-proprietor Kirk Keppler – the shop is celebrating its anniversary today, and you get the gift – an open house with the only storewide sale of the year at Wyatt’s (up to 60 percent off). Stop by any time before 6 pm, in the heart of Westwood Village.

Happening now: Healthy Kids Day 2014 at West Seattle Y

Still time to get to the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) Healthy Kids Day in The Triangle – thanks to Maria for the photos!

It’s on at 36th/Snoqualmie until 1 pm. Here’s what Healthy Kids Day is all about.

West Seattle Saturday: Shredding, cleanups, Healthy Kids Day, Green Home Tour, Rock/Gem Show, tea, trees, tai chi, more…

April 26, 2014 7:47 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(West Seattle from the Space Needle, tweeted last night by @alkiamyratz)
Sunny and busy Saturday, under way! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, some of your options for the hours ahead, but first:

TRAFFIC ALERT: Reminder that the Admiral Way offramp from the westbound bridge is scheduled for closure 8 am-~3 pm today (SDOT says it’ll reopen earlier if the work is done).

(WSB photo, added 9:49 am)
FREE SHREDDING: At C & P Coffee Company, 9 am-noon, Roger Steiner of co-sponsors a free shredding event. (C&P and IHWS are both WSB sponsors.) Here’s a page full of information on what to shred and what not to shred; also, a message from Roger: “Just a heads-up to everyone planning to stop by: the truck will only be on-site until noon, so please bring a reasonable amount of materials. As a general guide, we think we can accommodate everyone at a pace of 2 to 3 file boxes. Thanks!” (5612 California SW)

JUNCTION PLAZA PARK CLEANUP: Join the Junction Neighborhood Organization at 9 am. (42nd/Alaska)

STAIRWAY CLEANUP AT DELRIDGE/MYRTLE: 9 am-noon Saturday. Details here.

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SPRING CLEAN: The NDNC invites you to meet them at 10 am tomorrow at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW) for Spring Clean, with groups tackling various tasks including the stairway at Delridge/Genesee. Bags, pickers, refreshments provided – just “show up in conference clothes”!

THREE MORE STAIRWAY CLEANUPS: Five in all in West Seattle as part of Feet First‘s citywide day of stairway cleanups, also including, from 10 am-noon: 46th/Hanford, 49th/Genesee, 58th Place/Carroll.

REWARD-FUND FUNDRAISER: As reported here two weeks ago, the family of murder victim Stephen Jeffries, Jr., is having a fundraiser at Puerto Vallarta in The Junction, 10-1, to raise money for the reward fund in hopes of finding his killer. (4727 California SW)

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: SPD’s Southwest Precinct is the West Seattle dropoff spot for the twice-annual opportunity to bring in unneeded/expired medicine and get rid of it safely and anonymously. That includes liquid, as long as the lid/cap is tight; more info here. 10 am-2 pm. (Delridge/Webster)

ROCK AND GEM SHOW: Literally tons of fun (and rocks/gems) at the West Seattle Rock Club‘s annual rock fest, 10 am-5 pm (today and tomorrow) at the Masonic Center. (40th/Edmunds)

HEALTHY KIDS DAY: The West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) presents its annual festival of family fun, 10 am-1 pm; details in our calendar listing. (36th/Snoqualmie)

WORLD TAI CHI DAY AT THE SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN: Be part of the 10 am event, explained here. The garden is on the north side of the SSC campus. (6000 16th SW)

NORTHWEST GREEN HOME TOUR: Three West Seattle stops – two homes, as well as the greening project at Highland Park Improvement Club – are part of the self-guided tour; info in our calendar listing. Tour hours are 11 am-5 pm.

TALES AMONG THE TREES: Learn the forest’s story through storytelling at Lincoln Park, 2-4 pm; details in our calendar listing. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

SPRING TEA AND DESSERT, WITH HARP: Soothing harp music accompanies the spring tea/dessert event at 2 pm at High Point Community Center; details in our calendar listing. (6920 34th SW)