Thanks to Mark Wangerin for the photo of a pigeon guillemot that’s now sporting its springtime look. As we bask in unexpected sunshine, here’s what’s ahead for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
SEEDS FOR EARTH DAY: With your coffee (or any other purchase) at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) today, get a packet of wildflower seeds, in honor of Earth Day. (4410 California SW)
MINI-PLANTS FOR EARTH DAY: Also in The Junction, an Earth Day traditiona at Fleurt (celebrating its 5th anniversary!) – drop off an unwanted pot or jar, get a mini-plant. (4536 California SW)
BLOOD DRIVE: The Bloodmobile is at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) 10:30 am-4:30 pm today, with a break from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm. All who can donate are welcome to stop by and do so; more info here. (6000 16th SW)
GET OUT OF THE (HOME) OFFICE: Noon meetup at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) for entrepreneurs, at-home workers, etc. – come network, take a break from the usual setting, see what everyone else is up to. (6040 California SW)
BEACH CLEANUP FOR EARTH DAY: 2:30-4 pm, join the local Surfrider Foundation chapter in cleaning up Alki Beach, as previewed here.
YOUTH-LED COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ABOUT SAFETY: 5:30 pm at High Point Community Center, be part of a youth-facilitated discussion about community safety, world-café style – explained here. (6920 34th SW)
TALK ABOUT SPACE! NASA Solar System Ambassador Dr. Ron Hobbs is at Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) at 6:30 pm, and the community is invited:
Dr. Hobbs’ presentation, titled “Exploring Strange New Worlds; A Space Exploration Update,” will introduce exciting developments in space exploration. This talk is aimed to inspire upper elementary and middle school students and their families. Admission is free of charge. An RSVP is requested by email at email@example.com.
In this special Earth Day Explorer presentation, Dr. Hobbs will talk about the new frontiers including the latest discoveries in comets, dwarf planets, and the Mars rover. With the goal of igniting enthusiasm and imagination of the new frontiers that lie in outer space, Dr. Hobbs will also illustrate the ways that the discoveries from these missions will impact our life on earth.
Please note the RSVP request above. (10015 28th SW)
HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: 6:30 pm potluck, 7 pm meeting at Highland Park Improvement Club – as previewed here, a new city employment initiative will be discussed. Plus, District 1 City Council candidate Chas Redmond. (12th/Holden)
COMEDY SHOWCASE: 8 pm at Feedback Lounge, hosted by West Seattle’s own Mona Concepcion, it’s the Jay Wendall Walker 55th Anniversary Show – laugh it up! (6451 California SW)
AND THIS IS JUST THE START … see everything else happening today/tonight (and beyond) by going to our calendar.
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