West Seattle Thursday: Bird’s-eye view of today/tonight

Thanks to Mark Wangerin for the photo of a Caspian tern with a meal/snack; he explains, “Caspian terns have been making their presence known in our area for about a month. Their raspy squawk eliminates the gulls from identification. They can be seen working the waters of the Duwamish by Kellogg Island or at the ferry terminal or even cruising over the golf course. They typically cruise head/bill down searching for fish near the surface. Once spotted, they dive completely underwater like an osprey does. Unlike the osprey, they capture fish using their beak.” And with that, we dive into a few calendar highlights for today/tonight:

SSCC PLANT SALE: 11 am-3 pm, the garden center on the north side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus is open and selling plants, benefiting the horticulture program. (6000 16th SW)

BIKE BRAKES: Do yours need help? Get free assistance at DIY Bikes tonight at the West Seattle Tool Library, 6-8 pm on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

SPIRITS FOR SPORTS: As previewed here last weekend, the West Seattle Booster Club‘s benefit pub crawl in The Junction is tonight – 6-9 pm, info here, raising $ for WS High School sports. (Various locations)

DENNY-SEALTH CONCERT: Last night, the Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School orchestras performed their final concert of the school year (thanks to Denny principal Jeff Clark for the photo):

Tonight, it’s the bands’ turn – 7 pm, Sealth auditorium, free. (2600 SW Thistle)

POP-UP SHOP: From the Black Lodge presents a touring pop-up shop with independent artists and designers’ “dark, mystical handmade goods” tonight at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 7 pm-11 pm, explained here. (6451 California SW)

FINAL WEEK FOR ‘HAIR’: Haven’t seen it yet at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor)? Don’t let your chance slip away – tonight is the third-to-last performance, 7:30 pm curtain time. (4711 California SW)

LOTS MORE! … on the calendar.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Thursday: Bird's-eye view of today/tonight"

  • WS Gal June 5, 2014 (11:51 am)

    National Running Day was yesterday, June 4th… but run anyway :)

    • WSB June 5, 2014 (12:17 pm)

      Thanks, sorry, the note we received said “tomorrow” and I believe we misinterpreted. Deleting!

  • helridge June 5, 2014 (1:09 pm)

    Great photo of the tern!

  • m June 5, 2014 (10:01 pm)

    Congratulations to a great performance last night by Denny and Sealth musicians!

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