West Seattle Thursday: Drop off turkey donations; see dance, music, theater; shop; more…

(Photo by Keri Watson, who says the eagle subsequently dropped the seagull when harassed by an osprey)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:

FALL WINE RELEASE: 1-7 pm today and each of the next two days, the Northwest Wine Academy on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus is open for its fall-release tastings. Free to taste; free parking; wine is available for purchase. More info in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

DROP-OFF TURKEY DONATION DRIVE: 4-7 pm outside Easy Street Records in The Junction, the West Seattle Food Bank will be there so you can drive up, ride up, walk up and donate a turkey and/or $15 to cover the cost of one. (California SW/SW Alaska)

MORGAN JUNCTION LADIES NIGHT: 6-9 pm at Second Gear Sports and My Three Little Birds (both WSB sponsors) as well as Lika Love and Nurture by Nature, it’s the Ladies Night/Shopping Extravaganza, with treats and specials at the participating shops, as well as a gift-certificate drawing you can enter with a flyer stamped at all four stores, and more, as previewed here.

FAIRMOUNT PARK ELEMENTARY PTA: 6:30 pm general-membership meeting, with free child care provided by the YMCA. (3800 SW Findlay)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at The Kenney – this month’s meeting has been moved up a week because of next week’s holiday. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

TALK ABOUT CUBA TRAVEL & FISHING: 7 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), presentation and Q&A about traveling to and fishing in Cuba, as previewed here last night. (42nd SW/SW Oregon)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC. (6115 SW Hinds)

AFRICAN ALL-STARS: 7:30 pm performance at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – dance and rhythm: “The artists are professionals from the best dance companies of both Guinea and Congo, West Africa.” Ticket information is in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

‘PETER AND THE STARCATCHER’: Opening night for ArtsWest‘s winter production; curtain time, 7:30 pm. Ticket info is part of our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

BELLY-DANCE SHOWCASE: Monthly free Alauda showcase at The Skylark, 7:30 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

EVEN MORE … happening today/tonight/beyond. Check our complete calendar!

3 Replies to "West Seattle Thursday: Drop off turkey donations; see dance, music, theater; shop; more..."

  • Chuck November 17, 2016 (12:50 pm)

    Fantastic pic! I wasn’t there so will just have to believe that was a seagull, but I would have guessed a black surf scoter or other large seaduck that might have been a cripple (it is duck season, though not legal within the immediate Seattle vicinity). Mr. Osprey obviously didn’t care for the intrusion onto his turf, fish or not. I love the wild that’s still at our door. 

  • teacher/mom November 17, 2016 (1:23 pm)

    A friend and I saw that eagle fly by low over the water off of Alki, with the gull’s wings flopped open. It was hard to tell if the gull was alive or what. Glad to know it was spared, but was it okay after being dropped (assume in the water), Keri?  

    • Chuck November 17, 2016 (1:36 pm)

      Don’t want to be too harsh here, but what do you have against Nature? That eagle can’t order take out, you know. Anyway, that seagull or whatever it was is certainly not “okay.” I’d imagine that eagle’s talons served their purpose. It’s the circle of life. No good. No bad. Just is. The idea of “spared” suggests a human contrivance that has no bearing in the natural world. 

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