West Seattle Saturday: What’s up as November begins

(Barred owl, photographed in West Seattle by Mark Wangerin)
Welcome to November! Lots going on today and tonight in West Seattle, including …

‘FALL BACK’ TONIGHT: We know, we know, the time change is just not what it used to be; almost everything that keeps time makes the change automatically. Still – at least you can look forward to an extra hour of sleep (or of nightlife), because at 2 am “tonight” (aka early Sunday), it’s suddenly 1 am.

Here’s some of what’s happening long before we get to that …

‘WALKING ON LOGS’ CLEANUP: The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce would be happy to have some help 9 am-noon today. Go here to find advice on how to get there and what to bring.

LONI McINTOSH MEMORIAL WALK: 10 am, meet at Alki Bathhouse, wear teal/blue if you can, for a walk in memory of and tribute to the beloved fitness instructor and community member who died two weeks ago; here’s our earlier story. (2701 Alki SW)

BALLOT-DROPOFF VAN: 10 am-5 pm, it’s the first of three days for the King County Elections ballot-dropoff van to be stationed on the West Seattle Stadium driveway, so you can drop off your ballot (no postage required!) for Tuesday’s election. More info in our Friday preview. (4432 35th SW)

SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEEDS YOU! So many different skills are of value at the Log House Museum – check out the monthly volunteer orientation to see what you might be able to offer. 11 am-1 pm. (61st/Stevens)

LEND A HAND AT MORGAN JUNCTION PARK: (updated) 2-4 pm, Friends of Morgan Junction Parks will be working at the main MJ Park and would love your company/help. (6413 California SW)

DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE ART OPENING: Reception noon-4 pm, storytelling/artist talk 2 pm, as Coastal Salish artist and storyteller Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S’Klallam) reflects on local native culture & beliefs. Exhibit continues thru December in Duwamish Longhouse Art Gallery; more info here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

SALMON-WATCHING: 12:30-3:30 pm, come to Fauntleroy Creek to see if you can spot coho spawners! In the past week, volunteers have counted 19. Here’s the invitation we published last night. (Fauntleroy/Director)

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: To celebrate the “Day of the Dead,” Matador-West Seattle will be offering sugar-skull face painting from 3 pm to 6 pm. 21+ establishment. (4546 California SW)

BOOKS AND BRICKS: 5:30-8 pm, annual fundraising dinner at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church; details here. (California/Hanford)

CHIEF SEALTH IHS DINNER/AUCTION: The high school’s big annual fundraiser is at 5:30 pm tonight, Brockey Center at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – details here. (6000 16th SW)

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: 6-9 pm at Straight Blast Gym (WSB sponsor) – OR overnight! Details, including registration link, in our calendar listing. (5050 Delridge Way SW)

SKELETON THEATRE, NIGHT 2: 6-9 pm, it’s your final chance to see the new ~20-minute animatronics-plus-video show titled “Beyond the Pale on ST’s outdoor on-the-lawn stage. Here’s our Friday night report with a bit of video. (36th/Hanford)

AMPLIFY: Benefit concert at The Junction Church to help a local family, 8-11 pm; details here, including the lineup of bands. (4157 California SW)

METALWEEN: 9 pm-midnight, bands listed here, at Skylark Café and Club. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LAST ‘ROCKY HORROR’ AT THE ADMIRAL: After a decade, the monthly shadow-cast “Rocky Horror Picture Show” screenings at Admiral Theater are ending after tonight. 11:59 pm, one last chance to do the “Time Warp,” toss toast, and more. (2343 California SW)

****CALENDAR PAGE ALERT**** For tonight *only*, the WSB calendar page might display incorrect times because of the impending time change, even though they are input correctly; we are hopeful that this software glitch will finally be in our rear-view mirror before Daylight Saving Time’s return in March. Everything above is correct and not subject to the glitch affecting only the actual calendar page and ONLY events for tonight. Please forgive us. Thanks.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: What's up as November begins"

  • LatteRose November 1, 2014 (8:59 am)

    Love these nature photos, especially the owls! I’ve gotta look up more often.

  • kurly212 November 1, 2014 (10:52 am)

    What a beautiful owl! Thanks for sharing, Mark.

  • Diane November 1, 2014 (11:47 am)

    re time change; I still have at least 7 clocks to change manually at 2am; glad for extra hour

  • Chas Redmond November 1, 2014 (12:53 pm)

    by the way, the Morgan Parks Fall renovation is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – not 11 am to 1 pm. https://www.facebook.com/FoMJP

    • WSB November 1, 2014 (12:56 pm)

      OK, thanks, can’t research currently where the 11 am time came from but have fixed for starters.

  • Diane November 1, 2014 (1:34 pm)

    and the WS Free Movie is tonight at Neighborhood House in High Point:
    Here’s the announcement for the November West Seattle Meaningful Movie—a film about war, followed by a discussion with military veterans:
    Saturday, November 1st
    West Seattle Meaningful Movies, in collaboration with West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice and Coffee Strong, presents
    War Made Easy
    6:30 doors open for snacks and social time
    7:00 movie–72-minutes, followed by community announcements and a conversation with military veterans
    War Made Easy exposes a fifty-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another, from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable footage of official distortion and exaggeration, from LBJ to George W. Bush, and reveals in stunning detail how the U.S. news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.
    At High Point Neighborhood House
    6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126
    Bus numbers 21 and 128
    NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.
    Help us minimize waste—bring your own mug.

    • WSB November 1, 2014 (1:44 pm)

      They used to send us those notices. Didn’t get one about this. Thanks.

  • wb November 2, 2014 (12:16 pm)

    Love, love, the owl picture.

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