West Seattle Saturday: Junction Day of Giving; Westside Garden Fair; Tabletop Gaming Day; Healthy Kids Day, Drawtastic! & more

(Photo by Claudio Gonda)

Good morning! No need to leave the peninsula and deal with the second day of Viaductlessness today. Here are the highlights:

ST. JOHN’S RUMMAGE SALE: 9 am-3 pm, second and final day of the fabulous annual sale at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. (3050 California SW)

‘DAY OF GIVING’ IN THE JUNCTION: Shop and dine at more than two dozen West Seattle Junction businesses today (official hours are 10 am-6 pm), and you’ll be helping a long list of local nonprofits too. Participants – listed here, along with their chosen beneficiaries – are donating 10 percent of today’s proceeds. Some participants also have special events scheduled, so just get to The Junction and see what’s going on!

INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY: Big day to play at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor)! It’s a daylong celebration of all things tabletop, with events scheduled starting at 10 am and continuing into the evening. See the schedule here. Plus, a donation drive for West Seattle Food Bank – bring nonperishable food to donate. (3727 California SW)

WESTSIDE PLANT & GARDEN ART FAIR: 10 am-4 pm, it’s day one of this brand-new event. Plants, art, and even animals, including Cruise the miniature horse, shown in this photo provided by organizers (Cruise is there today only):


Find out more on the official website. It’s happening at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation campus in Gatewood. (7141 California SW)

HEALTHY KIDS DAY: 10 am-1 pm, it’s the free fun annual extravaganza at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) – more info in our calendar listing. (4515 36th SW)

MY THREE LITTLE BIRDS TURNS TWO: Second anniversary celebration of the store in Morgan Junction, which also has just launched online sales too. Celebrate all day, 10 am-5 pm, with face-painting and Full Tilt Ice Cream 11 am-2 pm – more info here. (6959 California SW)

DRUG TAKEBACK DAY: Expired/no-longer-needed medication in your home? Take it to the Southwest Precinct for a no-questions-asked dropoff. 10 am-2 pm. (2300 SW Webster)

DRAWTASTIC! Another first-ever event in West Seattle – a festival of drawing and animation. 11:30 am-5 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. See our calendar listing for details. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

VIETNAMESE STORYTIME: 11:30 am at Delridge Library. (5401 Delridge Way SW)

ARABIC STORYTIME: 1 pm at Delridge Library. (5401 Delridge Way SW)

SEATTLE WRITES: POETRY: 2-4 pm at Southwest Library, Seattle’s civic poet Claudia Castro Luna (a West Seattleite) will show you how to “use the city” in your writing. Free and no pre-registration required but first-come, first-served seating, so come early. BYO pen/paper and/or laptop. More info here. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

AUTHOR READING: Jack Lewis reads from his book “Head Check: What It Feels Like to Ride Motorcycles,” 4 pm at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village. (2800 SW Barton)

BELLS OF THE SOUND: The handbell choir’s spring concert at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), 7 pm: “Now Starring … The Music of Stage and Screen.” Details in our calendar listing. (3940 41st SW)

BURGUNDY PEARL: Acoustic duo performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

DANIEL MARTIN MOORE: Live in-store concert, free admission, 7 pm at Easy Street Records in The Junction. (California SW/SW Alaska)

OWL HOOT: 7:30 pm at Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, for ages 6 and up – but you need to preregister! Info’s in our calendar listing. $5/person. (5200 35th SW)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP today/tonight/days & weeks ahead, by going here.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Junction Day of Giving; Westside Garden Fair; Tabletop Gaming Day; Healthy Kids Day, Drawtastic! & more"

  • Sunrise Man April 30, 2016 (8:19 am)

    Gameporium on Delridge is also having an event at 5 PM where local game designers show you how to play their games.

    • WSB April 30, 2016 (8:24 am)

      Great! Not on the calendar and therefore not in this list because no one sent us an announcement about it – the calendar is a free service but we can’t list what we haven’t received word of (at least a week in advance, editor@westseattleblog.com) – Thanks! (And have fun!) TR

  • Jeanie April 30, 2016 (2:21 pm)

    Dramatic birds! Adorable horse! Great photos.

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