We start with two traffic alerts:
NB HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE: While northbound 99 has reopened north of the stadium zone, it’s scheduled to remain closed today between the stadiums and the West Seattle Bridge, as explained here. We’ll publish a separate update if the closure ends early.
ADMIRAL WAY PAVING: SDOT announced on Friday that it hoped to repave about a block of the outside southbound lane of SW Admiral Way on the hill north of the bridge, which would mean lane closures 9 am-5 pm today.
And now, the happening highlights:
ORCA HALF: Hundreds of runners will be heading from Lincoln Park to Don Armeni this morning on the Orca Half course. No road closures – runners will be on sidewalks and the Alki Trail, and the parking lane in some spots. Pre-race packet pickup – it’s sold out! – starts at 6:30 am. Runners start in waves that begin at 8 am. Part of the proceeds benefit The Whale Trail. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH CENTENNIAL: 10 am bagpipe procession around First Lutheran Church of West Seattle before this morning’s service commemorating the church’s 100th anniversary. (4105 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what the first market of fall has to offer, in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
COOKIES AND CIDER FOR HURRICANE HELP: 11 am-3 pm, Ysabel – who’s had benefit bake sales before – is raising money to help hurricane survivors by selling cookies and cider. Stop by her stand in Gatewood! (California SW/SW Portland)
2 FREE COMMUNITY SEMINARS: At noon and 1:30 pm at Evergreen Tang Soo Do:
Women’s Self-Defense – 12 pm-1 pm (ages 13 and older)
Anti-Bullying for Kids – 1:30 pm-2:30 pm (ages 5 and older)
Registration info is in our calendar listing. (5432 California SW)
LANTERN FESTIVAL & COMPETITION: Want to try for a prize? Make and bring your own lantern! Or – just come enjoy performances, a Lion Dance, and arts/crafts (for kids). It’s all part of the Lantern Festival, 4:30-8 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center in Westwood. (2801 SW Thistle)
PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD … by browsing our complete calendar.