What’s up for your West Seattle Friday

Whale-watching, anyone? Eilene Hutchinson photographed what she believes was a gray whale off Alki Beach yesterday afternoon. You never know what you’ll see offshore. Meantime, here are the onshore Highlights of the hours ahead, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar:

LAST DAY FOR DONATION DRIVES: See the Holiday Guide list!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT ILLUSIONS HAIR DESIGN: Stop by any time today before 6 pm to enjoy sweet/savory treats and share holiday cheer with the Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor) team. (5619 California SW)

HOLIDAY MUSIC: Alex Baird at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 2-5 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)

WINTER SOLSTICE SUNSET WATCH: Be at Solstice Park at 3:45 pm to watch the sunset and learn about the solstice with Alice Enevoldsen, as previewed here. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)’

SANTA AT THE STORE Santa Claus at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 4-7 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)

SUPERMARKET CAROLING: We 3 Carolers at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 5-7 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)

LIGHT SHOW: This is the first official night for West Seattle Yuletide – here are the details. We’re checking on the times. (4120 38th SW)

MUSIC AT THE COFFEEHOUSE: REST performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

CONCERT: Northwest Boychoir‘s second “Festival of Lessons and Carols” at Holy Rosary Church, 7:30 pm (info). (42nd SW/SW Genesee)

2 Replies to "What's up for your West Seattle Friday"

  • annika December 21, 2018 (2:12 pm)

    Wow, I wish I saw that!  What a great photo, thanks for sharing it, Eilene!

  • Mark Ufkes December 21, 2018 (9:55 pm)

    I worked out in La Push, on Washington’s Pacific coast, for two years as the tribe’s Executive Director.  The Quileute people ( a remarkable tribe by the way)  have a wonderful beach there (called First Beach) and the Gray Whales would come in every spring and roll themselves on the sand in the shallow water to scrape off barnacles on their skin.   It looked a lot like what is happening in this photo.  The tribe also celebrates the return of the whales there every spring.  One time, with over a hundred tribal members and kids  standing on the beach, all in regalia and drumming loudly and strong, you could see the Gray whales move closer to the drumming.  Then all of a sudden a pod of Killer Whales showed up very close to shore.  Both the Gray Whales and the Killer Whales were right next to each other as if they were listening to the drumming.   It was amazing.  The drumming called those whales to La Push.   True story.    Mark Ufkes, White Center 

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