West Seattle Saturday: Food drive; benefit rummage sale; International Tabletop Day; open houses; Diverse Harmony; more

(Golden-crowned sparrow, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Happy Saturday! First, a transportation note:

WATER TAXI NOW RUNNING WEEKENDS TOO: This is the first Saturday since the West Seattle Water Taxi moved to its spring/summer schedule, which includes weekends. See the schedule here.

Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FOOD DRIVE: The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle will have volunteers at West Seattle Thriftway (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan; WSB sponsor), PCC Natural Markets-West Seattle (California/Stevens; WSB sponsor), and Junction QFC (42nd/Alaska), 9 am-3 pm, to collect food for local food banks. Buy extra while you’re shopping, or if you already have nonperishable items ready to give, go to any location to drop it off.

MEGA-RUMMAGE SALE: 9 am-3 pm on the Oregon side of Hope Lutheran Church, a big rummage sale to raise money for missionary work in Mexico. (Oregon/California)

OPEN HOUSE & SALE: 10 am-6 pm, Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) continues its 10th anniversary open house with giveaways, refreshments, specials, and the ongoing storewide sale. (added) We stopped by for a pic of proprietors Kirk and Joni Keppler:

(Westwood Village, north of Barnes & Noble)

INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY: 10 am-midnight, celebrate at Meeples Games (the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s Emerging Business of the Year) with a day of FREE fun – competitions, raffles, learn-to-play sessions, and more – see the calendar listing for details. (California/Charlestown, upstairs)

SPRING OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-2 pm at West Seattle Nursery, with speakers, free espresso, and other reasons to stop by. (California/Brandon)

LOVE LEGOS? Ages 5-12 invited to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 3-4:30 pm – details here. (2306 42nd SW)

(added) BASEBALL BENEFIT DINNER/AUCTION: West Seattle Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner and Auction benefiting the West Seattle High School Baseball Team is tonight, 5 pm to 8 pm at West Side Presbyterian Church (WSB sponsor), $10 donation per person for a delicious meal and great time. (3601 California SW)

DIVERSE HARMONY: 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, free concert by the singers whose choir made history as the first “queer/straight alliance” chorus – see our preview. (3050 California SW)

COFFEE & MUSIC: Steve Beck, Steve Peterson, and Jim Moore perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

FRIENDS FOR FEET: 7:30 pm benefit at Feedback Lounge, explained here. (6451 California SW)

BENEFIT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS: 8 pm at West Seattle Eagles (all-ages until 10 pm), the annual benefit for Mukilteo Magic & All Aboard athletes – live music and more. (4426 California SW)

THAT’S ONLY PART OF WHAT’S UP TODAY/TONIGHT … full list on our calendar.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Food drive; benefit rummage sale; International Tabletop Day; open houses; Diverse Harmony; more"

  • westseattledood April 11, 2015 (10:11 am)

    The golden-crowned sparrow never looked so good!

    By the way, so folks can plan in advance for an early 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM event tomorrow – a wonderful new series of awesome fun educational opportunities are going to be available through Audubon’s Neighborhood Project in Highland Park’s West Duwamish Greenbelt. I am so thrilled about this.

    It is free! Meeting at the 14th Avenue entrance on Holly (just south of the community college).

    For all of the thousands of workers who have restored the greenbelt and built the miles of gorgeous trails over the past decade, we owe a HUGE thank you. Now others can build upon your efforts with programs like this. You all rocked it!

    Hope to see you all down on the trails some time. Bring a pair of binoculars or a camera! You will be very happy you did. Enjoy!

  • Diane April 11, 2015 (9:07 pm)

    Diverse Harmony, wonderful concert; thank you for the notice

    • WSB April 11, 2015 (9:08 pm)

      Glad to hear it!

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