West Seattle, Washington
Every Sunday, the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle is at the south end of the WS Farmers’ Market, with a tent on California SW just before the “road closed” sign at SW Alaska. That’s where you can drop off books tomorrow (and the following two Sundays) to support this Chief Sealth International High School Key Club project, explained by club VP Alan Cao:
The African Library Project is a non-profit organization who’s main goal is to create libraries in Africa specifically, our club is trying to create a library in Kenya. We are in the need of used but in good condition books. We are mainly looking for books that are reading levels Kindergarten through 4th Grade. We will be collecting books at the Kiwanis Tent in front of Cupcake Royale at the Farmers Market in the Junction every Sunday from 10-2 until the end of November. Donations are also accepted. Please stop by if you have any books to donate!
We start with a situation that’s been unfolding over the past hour or so:
ARREST: A big police response in the PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) parking lot was related to what police would only describe as “an altercation” somewhere else. A man involved in it left the original scene and turned up near the store, where he was taken into custody. If we get any further information, we’ll update.
Now, three reader reports:
STOLEN CAR: Jonathan says this happened in the 2600 block of 44th SW:
Our green 1996 Honda Accord LX wagon was stolen between Thursday night & Friday morning; license plate AGM6929.
The windows are tinted, except the front passenger’s side window which is untinted.
The paint is a little more worn than in this photo from a couple years ago.
FOUND BICYCLE #1: From Susan:
This bike was abandoned by our house in the Genesee Hill area. The police have come to pick it and it is now in their possession. Please contact the SW precinct if you are the owner or have questions about the bike.
FOUND BICYCLE #2: No photo, but: “We found an older red mountain bike on Fauntleroy near Morgan Junction. We’d like to get it back to the owner, please email us at l_c_turner (at) hotmail (dot) com with make and model if you’re missing a bike. We’re also going to try to find the serial number and report the find to the police.”
The wind advisory is over now. Here are two reader-contributed video clips to remember it by:
Reader video. High tide meets gusty wind. pic.twitter.com/GI3WY8tpty
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) November 12, 2016
That was texted to us from south of Alki Point around 2 pm, shortly before this afternoon’s high tide. And from The Junction, via Instagram video, the new sculpture in action:
Next weekend, by the way, artist Troy Pillow‘s work will officially be presented to the community – noon Sunday, November 20th. It’s called “Transpose.”
Thanks to everyone who has sent event listings and other info so far – version 1.0 of this year’s WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide is live! Browse it here. Every year our goal is for the guide to be THE place to find local holiday happenings, from pre-Thanksgiving through post-New Year’s Day. Since it’s relatively early in the season, some plans have yet to be finalized, so we’ll be continuing to update the guide daily (if not more often). Anything to add? email@example.com – thanks!
Cork creations are among the unique holiday gift options you’ll find at today’s Highland Park Improvement Club Holiday Bazaar – more than 20 local vendors are filling the historic hall until 3 pm. You’ll find food and drink, too, including the HPIC bar. Even living gifts – check out these little plants:
Though it’s still awfully warm for November, sooner or later you’re going to need scarves and hats:
And you can stay warm with Highland Park hoodies! As we publish this, you have two more hours to go shop this bazaar – which continues until 3 pm.
P.S. This and many other events are part of our just-published WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, first draft, which we’ll be updating all season long as always.
Until 2 pm, look for the West Seattle Food Bank crew outside West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) and help ensure neighbors in need will have a happy Thanksgiving. You can drop off turkey(s) and/or cash. Inside the store, you also can donate $10 that will purchase a bag of groceries for someone who needs them – this display is a reminder:
If you miss today’s donation drive – here are other ways to help WSFB fight hunger before Thanksgiving.
8:47 AM: The National Weather Service has a wind-advisory alert in effect for our area until noon, and says the wind will likely peak toward the end of that period, starting around 11 am. Gusts could get up to 45 mph. So make sure you have everything charged, just in case!
10 AM: No West Seattle outages so far but there’s a big one just south of us, in southeast White Center and points south of there, almost 4,000 homes and businesses – see the map here.
10:25 AM: As Jim points out in comments, the wind advisory has been extended to 3 pm.
10:50 AM: The outage south of us is over, per the SCL map.
The holiday season revs up with shopping and donation opportunities, among the events on our calendar-highlights list for today/tonight, including:
STANDING ROCK DONATION DROPOFF & CARAVAN MEETING The West Seattleites taking donations to the ongoing Standing Rock Sioux-led pipeline-route protest will be at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation again 8 am-noon today (7141 California SW). And for those who have asked about a possible caravan, as mentioned in this followup, the donation-drive organizers will be at Uptown Espresso in The Junction 5-6 pm tonight (4301 SW Edmunds) for anyone interested in discussing it.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT HPIC: 10 am-3 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, more than 20 local vendors at the annual holiday bazaar. Food and drink (the bar’s open!) too. And Highland Park hoodies/T-shirts are on sale. (12th SW/SW Holden)
SHOREWOOD PTA HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm holiday bazaar at Shorewood Elementary, including Santa photos. (2725 SW 116th)
TURKEY DONATIONS: 10 am-2 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), you can donate a turkey and/or turkey-buying $ to the West Seattle Food Bank, which is hoping to help more than 300 local families have a happy Thanksgiving. (4201 SW Morgan)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW: 10 am-4 pm at the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall, it’s day two of the show and sale featuring area artists/craftspersons (listed here). Free admission. (9140 California SW)
SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING: 10:30 am at the Providence Mount St. Vincent Chapel, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society gathers for its annual meeting. Business (including board/trustee voting and approval of bylaws amendments) is part of it but the setting will be the subject of a special presentation:
Sister Charlotte Van Dyke will tell the story (with PowerPoint) “Sisters of Providence Come to the West and the Early Beginnings of Providence Mount St. Vincent.” SWSHS executive director Clay Eals says, “We welcome non-members, and while we encourage them to become members (which they can do at the meeting), it isn’t necessary to be a member to attend.” (4831 35th SW)
‘RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION’: West Seattle Meaningful Movies, Reel Grrls, YUIR, and DNDA co-host this half-day film screening and interactive discussion about race. The film “Race: The Power of an Illusion” will be shown in three parts, with discussions after each one, and a community dinner by FEEST afterward. 1-6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
METROPOLITAN MARKET HOLIDAY SIDES TASTE: 3-6 pm at Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor). “Taste our pre-made options for the perfect sides for your holiday meal.” (41st/42nd/Admiral)
HOLIDAY CONCERT AND BAZAAR: 4-7 pm at Breath of Life Church, 3rd annual Holiday Concert and Bazaar features “live musical performances by the Celestial Ringers handbell choir as well as other talented musicians and vocalists from around the Pacific NW. Following the concert there’s food, bake-sale desserts, and a variety of unique crafts and gift items – all available to purchase.” (9807 26th SW)
WSCO GALA: Doors open at 6 pm at Alki Masonic Center for the West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ fundraising dinner and auction, with entertainment including the West Seattle Big Band. Our calendar listing has full details including how to check if there’s still room. (40th SW/SW Edmundsd)
BEER CHURCH TURKEY BOWL & IPA RELEASE: 6-9 pm at West Seattle Bowl, the Beer Church‘s annual nonprofit-benefiting bowling party is sold out but you are invited to stop by to drink the new benefit Beer Church India Pale Ale that’s being released, while cheering on the bowlers. Details in our calendar listing. (39th SW/SW Oregon)
OLG CYO ITALIAN DINNER: 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center, fundraising dinner for OLG’s CYO sports programs. More info in our calendar listing, including how to check ASAP if there’s still room left. (35th SW/SW Myrtle)
ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: “Eclectic blend of originals and covers” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, in honor of Neil Young‘s (71st) birthday. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)