West Seattle Sunday: Flipper Fest; Hi-Yu Tea/Auction; more…

(Photo by Lisa Stencel)

Here’s what you need to know for your West Seattle Sunday:

TRAFFIC ALERT: SDOT announced at week’s end that work today would affect West Seattle Bridge ramps in both directions. Details here; we’ll be checking shortly whether the work is indeed as described or if there’s anything else you need to know.

SANISLO RUMMAGE SALE: 9 am-3 pm at Sanislo Elementary School, on the playground. (1812 SW Myrtle)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, it’s the second-to-last Farmers’ Market in the current location/format, before the market’s move out into California SW on June 14th. (44th/Alaska)

PLANTS FOR PETS: Second day of the famous Furry Faces Foundation fundraising plant sale, 11 am-4 pm, more info here! (3809 46th SW)

LITTLE PILGRIM SCHOOL ALUMNI … are invited to a gathering at Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am-1:30 pm – details in our calendar listing. (9140 California SW)

NORTHWEST GARDEN OF EDEN: Noon-4 pm, the next edition of “Duwamish Foods, Now and Then” at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle – details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

FLIPPER FEST: 1 pm-5 pm, visit Alki Bathhouse to celebrate and learn about the creatures who share our shore (and the waters just off it). Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network is presenting the event, with partners from marine-mammal researchers to beach naturalists; it’s free, but bring a few $ and get a chance at raffles with cool prizes – find them listed here along with more info about Flipper Fest. In addition to those drawings, there’s also a free drawing for kids to enter. You can also talk to SS about a June 13th volunteer-training session, and about seal-pupping season, which is just beginning, as also noted on their Blubberblog website. (60th/Alki)

FYI: NO ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Reminder again today – the Coast Guard Auxiliary, which leads Alki Point Lighthouse tours this time of year, says it didn’t have enough volunteers to run tours this weekend.

WEST SEATTLE HI-YU TEA/SILENT AUCTION: 2 pm-4:30 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, tea, treats, bidding, and the crowning of this year’s Hi-Yu Queen. Didn’t buy tickets in advance? Our preview includes the number you can call to check if any tickets remain. (9131 California SW)

CELEBRATION OF WESTSIDE MUSIC: 4 pm at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, five of the church’s ensembles perform at a benefit for the church’s Food First social-justice initiative – details in our calendar listing. (7141 California SW)

WHAT ELSE IS UP? Check our calendar, for today/tonight/beyond!

6 Replies to "West Seattle Sunday: Flipper Fest; Hi-Yu Tea/Auction; more..."

  • miws May 31, 2015 (8:57 am)

    As noted in the Calendar, the Furry Faces Foundation Plants for Pets Sale is on again today, 11:00 am-4:00 pm. (No early birds please!)



    Yesterday’s event was fun, sun, smiles, and all around camaraderie! (DUH! this *is* West Seattle after all!) ;-) First timers came, as well as visitors from previous years. (We could tell who some of them were; they came with their own boxes, and knew exactly where to go to find the plants!)


    Thanks to all that showed up yesterday, and for your generosity, and smiles! Hope to see some of you back today, as well as others that couldn’t make it yesterday!



    • WSB May 31, 2015 (8:59 am)

      Yes, I’m in the process of re-adding that, noticed it was missing … thanks!

  • miws May 31, 2015 (9:02 am)

    Thanks, WSB!

  • Trileigh May 31, 2015 (3:39 pm)

    What a stunning photo! Love the macro and the intense colors.

  • Silly Goose May 31, 2015 (5:19 pm)

    WOW what a photo I could look at this all day!! Great job artist!

  • Lisa Stencel June 1, 2015 (1:49 pm)

    Thanks for the lovely comments! If you are interested, you can see this and more at lisastencelphotographs.com

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