What’s up for your post-time-change West Seattle Sunday

(Bushtit, photographed at Lincoln Park by Trileigh Tucker)

Welcome to Sunday and Standard Time! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

VOTE! Best place to take your ballot at this point is an official dropbox, and West Seattle now has two, in The Junction and High Point. Addresses and maps are on the official King County Elections ballot-dropbox page. Your deadline is 8 pm Tuesday (November 6th).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what’s fresh this week! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

‘ELECTION DAY CAKE’ SAMPLES: 10:30 am-11:30 am (time approximate), chef/cookbook author Kim O’Donnel plans to be at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market to offer samples of, and the recipe for, Election Day Cake. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

HONEY GIRL BOOKS POP-UP: 2 pm at Curious Kidstuff in The Junction, meet Honey Girl Books and Gifts proprietor Julia Douthwaite Viglione, who will answer questions about her upcoming “Write Your Story” workshop for kids as well as selling from her books/gifts line. (4740 California SW)

CAMP 2ND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm at Arrowhead Gardens‘ community room, all are welcome at the monthly meeting of the committee convened for updates and concerns about the city-sanctioned Myers Way encampment. (9200 2nd SW)

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: 2-4 pm at Grace Church, one-day grief-support seminar. (10323 28th SW)

AT C & P COFFEE: Choro Tocando performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, free “concert featuring oboe duets and songs from American and British musical theater.” (2306 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE NEIGHBORS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE: 5 pm meeting, speaker, and potluck. All welcome. Details in our calendar listing. At Alki UCC. (6115 SW Hinds)

AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, Yet Another Sousa Birthday Bash with the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band:

Kenyon Hall fans can’t get enough of this only-in-Seattle ensemble. Every year they play our favorite Sousa marches, directed by the delightfully droll Liz Dreisbach. For this occasion we eschew Root Beer Floats, opting instead for free birthday cake for all.

Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING? .Today, tonight, beyond – see it all on our complete calendar.

8 Replies to "What's up for your post-time-change West Seattle Sunday"

  • Blbl November 4, 2018 (10:10 am)

    The is the second time I have heard that it is better at this point to take your ballot directly to a dropbox. On the local public radio station they were saying the same thing on Friday. Why on earth would my ballot not be postmarked by Tuesday if I mailed it on Saturday? Or tomorrow? Or Tuesday? That makes no sense.  Of course you can still mail it.  Implying that people should just forget voting now if they can’t drive to an official dropbox is absolutely wrong!!

    • WSB November 4, 2018 (11:05 am)

      There is no inference here that people should not vote if they can’t get to a dropbox. We’ve spent a considerable amount of time and space evangelizing voting, every year, every election. The Secretary of State’s Office “best practices for voting” is the source for the Friday recommendation – I only happened to catch this news release in our inbox last night while working on this (it was sent early in the week) or I would have mentioned it sooner. https://www.sos.wa.gov/office/news-releases.aspx#/news/1329

      “Best practice” does not mean ONLY practice.

      P.S. I hope to be able to take some time tomorrow to find out the drop-dead times for getting your ballot to the local post offices in time to guarantee a Tuesday postmark. – TR

      • Blbl November 4, 2018 (11:30 am)

        I wasn’t blaming you; I know that is the official message, but the messaging is dangerous and wrong.  It’s perfectly reasonable for someone to read that and infer that if they can’t drive to an official ballot dropbox then their ballet may not count.  That alone could keep them from filling it out and mailing tomorrow or Tuesday, and that is wrong.  There is no reason that their ballot should not be postmarked by Tuesday even if they mail it Tuesday afternoon. 

  • BigJer November 4, 2018 (11:03 am)

    King County is encouraging ballot drop off after Friday: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/returning-my-ballot.aspx in order for votes to be properly counted. 

  • waikikigirl November 4, 2018 (12:08 pm)

    We vote early and not wait to the last minute, seems to work out very well for us.

  • waikikigirl November 4, 2018 (12:10 pm)

    And what a sweet picture Trileigh!!!!

  • Alki res November 4, 2018 (2:28 pm)

    Is anyone else getting text messages from local campaigns? I just received one from a local candidate.  I’m on several do not call lists and this is the first text Spam I’ve received.    Does anyone know of away to get on a “Do not text” list?  I have no idea how they got my number in the first place as it isn’t listed.

    • WSB November 4, 2018 (2:37 pm)

      Maybe the same one I got on the direct line that is *not* the phone # we have been publicizing for 11 years nor have we ever published it anywhere to my knowledge. I didn’t think much of it because I do use that number sometimes when working on stories, but the message was a generic “hey supporter” type text which was odd. We get all sorts of spam calls on that line and our public line, though, and generally I just sigh and block the number.

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