West Seattle, Washington
“Earlybirds should bring donuts.” That’s a friendly warning from one of the 300 listings you’ll find in the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day map packet when it’s ready to go one week from today. Then, there’s the confession from another seller: “All [items] in good condition but we want new stuff.” And: “Clearing out the Barn! … I don’t want to grow old with too much stuff!” We have seen all that and more as we review all 300 listings as part of the map-making process, and making notes to use while promoting and previewing WSCGSD in the next two weeks leading up to the big day (Saturday, May 11th). If you’re a seller, keep watch on the email address you used to register, not only because that’s where we’ll send your infopacket early next week but also just in case we have a question. Also: If you’re selling something unusual, send a photo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for potential advance promotion! And whether you’re selling or shopping, keep watching for more updates/previews on the 15th annual WSCGSD (coordinated by WSB).
Exactly two months from today, it’s the last day of classes at Seattle Public Schools. Some schools are out sooner. And it’s never too soon to finalize summer plans. West Seattle High School volleyball coach Abby West has an invitation again this year for interested tweens/teens:
West Seattle High School Volleyball is hosting their annual Wildcat Volleyball Camp for all rising 5th-9th graders. The camp will be held in West Seattle High School’s gym from 9 am-1 pm July 22nd-25th. The cost is $150. Please email email@example.com for registration information.
Two weeks from tonight, the West Seattle Food Bank will honor the CoHo Team of Windermere Agents as its 2019 Instruments of Change Award recipient, at the WSFB’s annual fundraising gala/auction. WSFB says that since the team was created in 2000, “this group of agents has donated over $1.1 million to a variety of non-profits that support housing and community development.” That includes, since 2012, $52,000 to support WSFB’s work to fight hunger. You can help too by attending the 12th annual Instruments of Change celebration May 11th at the Seattle Design Center in SODO, 6-10 pm. To purchase tickets, be a sponsor, or donate to WSFB, go here.
Susan is the third person in the past few weeks to email us about a Golden Pheasant sighting – first with a clear photo, so we’re posting in case you see it too. It’s been six years since the first time we published a Golden Pheasant report; species information we’ve found online suggests six years is the outer range of their life span, so no way to know if it’s the same one. We also received a photo last year. Wild? Roaming pet? Still a mystery.
The photos and report are from Toni Wells:
16 neighbors of all ages came out this morning to participate in our Pigeon Point neighborhood spring clean. We picked up a mountain of garbage and cleared a lot of invasive plants. Please visit the bicycle park at the north end of 22nd to enjoy our labors.
P.S. If you’re thinking about a neighborhood spring clean – here’s how to get some city support.
Happening until 1 pm at the West Seattle YMCA (3622 SW Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor), everybody’s on the moo-ve at this year’s Healthy Kids’ Day. Other creature sightings:
Though the shark was sighted on land, there’s also water involved at HKD:
And a bit of rodeo-style riding:
It’s all free, membership not required (though you can sign up today with no joining fee) – activities and entertainment inside the main Y as well as outside.
Welcome to the final weekend of April! And thanks to Gary Jones for the Great Blue Heron photo at right. Your Saturday highlights:
WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION SPRING CLEAN: Can you volunteer for a bit this morning? Meet up at Junction Plaza Park at 9 am. (42nd/Alaska)
BENEFIT RUMMAGE SALE: Hope Lutheran youth have a big benefit sale today, 9 am-3 pm, to raise money for travel. (4456 42nd SW)
FIT FOR HER: Help provide clean water to women around the world by participating in this fitness fundraiser, 9 am-12:30 pm at South Park Hall. (1253 S. Cloverdale)
FREE COMPOST: Starting at 9 am and continuing while it lasts on the north side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)
HEALTHY KIDS DAY AT WEST SEATTLE Y: 10 am-1 pm, free family fun at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle, membership not necessary (although joining fees are waived if you’d like to try it). Entertainment and activities. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)
DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: 10 am-2 pm, any expired/unneeded/unwanted drugs can be taken for dropoff at the Southwest Precinct, no questions asked, during the spring Drug Take-Back Day. (2300 SW Webster)
POLITICAL MEETUP: 10 am-11 am at Cupcake Royale in The Junction, you’re invited to a weekly meetup presented by the 34th District Democrats “to inform all interested Democrats on ways to help plan and participate in the Annual Fundraiser and other events. The Annual Fundraiser is our main source of funding for the monthly meetings, hosting forums/debates/panels, printing and social media sharing of updates within our community and party, as well as all necessary maintenance. We also are preparing for cost of education and execution on the transition from caucus to primary.” 34th DDs membership not required – just drop in. (California/Alaska)
SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE GARDEN CENTER: 10 am-3 pm, plants for sale at the garden center near the north entrance of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)
ROCK AND GEM SHOW: 10 am-5 pm at the Masonic Center, first of two days for the free annual show presented by the West Seattle Rock Club. (4737 40th SW)
(added) INDIE BOOKSTORE DAY AT PEGASUS: 10 am-6 pm, Pegasus Book Exchange in The Junction celebrates Independent Booksellers Day with “free swag and deals all day long.” (4553 California SW)
CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR STREET FESTIVAL: 10:30 am-5 pm in downtown White Center – here’s the schedule. (15th SW/SW 98th)
BOOKSELLERS POP-UP: Alair is hosting Paper Boat Booksellers 11 am-5 pm for a shopping pop-up on behalf of Independent Booksellers Day. (3270 California SW)
‘WIZARD OF OZ’: Second night for this student production at Seattle Lutheran High School, 7:30 pm curtain in the gym. (4100 SW Genesee)
‘THE BEST YOU’VE EVER SEEN‘: Parliament Tavern show explained as “sensory overload.” In a good way, of course. 9 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admial Way)
WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW? Look into the future via our complete calendar.