(Pileated Woodpecker, photographed at Lincoln Park by Kerry Murphy)
So much happening as our West Seattle weekend begins! But first:
TRAFFIC ALERT: Another reminder that NB I-5 is closed at points both south and north of the West Seattle Bridge. Maps and WSDOT info are here.
But why leave the peninsula? Look at everything that’s happening!
HELP BUILD A PLAYGROUND: Today’s the day to build the new playground at EC Hughes for Roxhill Elementary students’ move there this fall. Just show up at 8 am or 12:30 pm to help! Tools provided. (7700 34th SW)
KIDS’ FISHING POND: 8 am-11 pm at Seacrest Pier, the West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club invites everyone 14 and under to try catching the ~250 trout with which they’ve stocked this portable pond:
Free; equipment provided. (1660 Harbor SW)
EMERALD WATER ANGLERS’ FLY FEST: 9 am to 4 pm at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, join Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) in a celebration of all things fly fishing – and more. Here’s the schedule of classes, workshops, demos, even the always-popular staff cookoff. (4503 Beach Drive SW)
TREE WALK: Walk the Genesee Hill area to talk and learn about its trees! Meet at Ercolini Park at 9:30 am. (48th SW/SW Alaska)
WEST DUWAMISH GREENBELT HIKES: 10 am and/or 1 pm, celebrate National Trails Day by taking a guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. (14th SW/SW Holly)
LOOP THE ‘LUPE: Four ways to have fun at the second annual Loop the ‘Lupe at Walt Hundley Playfield – 11 am obstacle course, 11:45 am family fun run/walk, 12:15 pm Senior Saunter, 1 pm Youth Dash. Not registered? No problem – do it on-site, and mention the code WSB10 for a discount. Get the details in our preview – WSB is a co-sponsor. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
BENEFIT BARBECUE: West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) will grill up lunch for you, starting at 11 am, and proceeds benefit Pencil Me In For Kids. (4201 SW Morgan)
COLMAN POOL’S SECOND PRE-SEASON WEEKEND: Noon-7 pm, three sessions at West Seattle’s only city-owned outdoor pool, on the shore at Lincoln Park. Here’s the schedule. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
(added) HONK! FEST WEST IN WHITE CENTER: Second day of this street-band celebration is happening in White Center, as previewed here last month. 1-6 pm – free – see the official site for the band list and maps.
SWINSON AND THE EXPEDITION: All-ages show at The Skylark, 3 pm. $5 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
THUNDERPUSSY AT EASY STREET: The up-and-coming rockers are back in West Seattle (where they headlined Summer Fest last year) to celebrate their album release with an in-store concert and signing event at 6 pm. The newest details on how to get in are on the Easy Street website. (California/Alaska)
TUG INN CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY: Starting at 6 pm, the Tug Inn is ready to show you how much they love you. Two bands, drink deals, and more. (2216 SW Orchard)
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIE: This month, it’s “Death by Design: The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction,” at Neighborhood House High Point. Doors open 6:30 pm; movie, followed by optional discussion, starts at 7. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
THAT’S NOT EVEN EVERYTHING … see for yourself via our complete calendar.