Ways to enjoy your West Seattle Saturday

Alki Point Lighthouse, Alki Beach, West Seattle, Puget Sound, Downtown Seattle, Washington 210 Large e-mail view
(Alki Point, where you’ll find two of today’s calendar highlights! Photo by Long Bach Nguyen)

Good morning and welcome to the first weekend of June! Lots going on, but first:

WEATHER ALERT: Noon today through 9 pm tomorrow, the National Weather Service has a “heat advisory” in effect, so be mindful of that – stay hydrated and take extra good care of vulnerable people and pets (don’t leave them in cars!).

TRAFFIC NOTES: No West Seattle Bridge closure tonight – next one is Sunday night – but starting at midnight tonight, crews are scheduled to start installing the new “zone” signs on the bridge, and until about noon Sunday, that could mean “rolling slowdowns.”

Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ADOPT-A-STREET: Meet at 9 am at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) to help ANA with the quarterly cleanup. Treats and a sack lunch are your reward, as well as knowing you’ve helped your community. (41st/42nd/Admiral Way)

SHOREWOOD STREETS OF GARAGE SALES: If you loved West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day last month, you’ll love Shorewood Streets of Garage Sales, just south of southwest West Seattle, 9 am-4 pm today. Here’s the map.

EMERALD WATER ANGLERS FLY FEST: The annual big-fun day with Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) happens today at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park. Here’s the updated schedule:

10 AM – Double Hauling and Dealing with Wind w/ Bill Wheeler

11 AM – Trout Spey w/ Tom Larimer

12:30 PM – EWA Guide Cookoff and Free Lunch

2 PM – Fly Fishing the Puget Sound w/ Dave McCoy

3 PM – Fly Fishing the Cascade Mountain Creeks w/ EWA Guide Staff

All free! (4503 Beach Drive SW)

BEACH CLEANUP WITH SEAL SITTERS: 10 am, meet at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza to join the Sentinels of the Sound” beach cleanup with Seal Sitters and the Alki Community Council. Today’s low tide means just a couple hours of helping out can have a big effect on the marine-debris problem that threatens seals and other wildlife. (61st SW/Alki SW)

LOW-LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: 10 am-2 pm, volunteer Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists will be out at Constellation Park (south of Alki Point) and Lincoln Park (near Colman Pool) to help you explore safely and informatively. Today’s low-low tide bottoms out at -2.7 feet at 10:55 am.

GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY FAMILY FUN FEST: 10 am-2 pm, “FUN free community event with face painting, sidewalk chalk paint, giant bubble wands, arts and crafts, music, jump rope demonstration, and a science demonstration. You can support Gatewood’s 5th grade camp by trying your chances to win a yummy dessert at the cake walk. Express Mexican Grill food truck will there to cover all your hunger needs!” (4320 SW Myrtle)

HIGHLAND PARK SPRAYPARK: Open 11 am-8 pm today and every day until Labor Day – free, fun, and cool. West Seattle’s only spraypark. (1100 SW Cloverdale)

BENEFIT BARBECUE LUNCH: 11 am-4 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) – look for the tent and get lunch with the proceeds going to a good cause! (California/Morgan/Fauntleroy)

COLMAN POOL’S 2ND PRESEASON WEEKEND: Three swim sessions noon-7 pm at West Seattle’s only city-run outdoor pool, on the shore at Lincoln Park. See the schedule here. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 1 pm-4 pm, free tours at historic Alki Point Lighthouse with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – be there by 3:40 pm for the final tour of the day. (Alki SW/Beach Drive SW)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL ALL-SCHOOL REUNION: 2-5:30 pm, it’s the biggest reunion of the year, with all WSHS alums invited to the school to catch up and celebrate another year. (3000 California SW)

LEGO MANIA! 3-5 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, for ages 5-12. Free! (2306 42nd SW)

ANNIVERSARY: Help the Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle celebrate its 7th anniversary, 3-5 pm, live music and more. (4545 44th SW)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIE: “Love Is a Verb” will be screened tonight at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. 6:30 pm doors open, 7 pm movie; more info in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way)

AT C & P: 7 pm, Dog House Prayers perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) with “country-ish rock ‘n’ roll.” (5612 California SW)

AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, Casey MacGill and his new band bring arrangements to Kenyon Hall “that conjure up the ’20s and ’30s.” Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: Three bands, 9 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

4 Replies to "Ways to enjoy your West Seattle Saturday"

  • NW June 4, 2016 (9:02 am)

    Don’t forget to refill or put out water for our local birds.

    • WSB June 4, 2016 (9:18 am)

      Excellent point! We have three Christmas tree holders that have somehow become bird ponds on our little back patio over the years and the water can evaporate fast in warm weather – they are back up to the brim today and have already seen a Steller’s Jay drop by for a drink. – TR

  • nw June 4, 2016 (11:24 am)

    Well done!

  • newnative June 4, 2016 (1:15 pm)

    Alki is downright chilly.  One of those days when the temperatures are dramatically different depending on your location.  

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