West Seattle, Washington
As we do every year, we’re assembling a special guide for West Seattle Halloween events and this month’s other seasonal celebrations. We have a few in our calendar already but know there’s more out there, so if you haven’t sent us word of yours – please do! We just need the W’s – what, when, where, who, weblink if you have one – emailed to email@example.com. Thanks! (Photo: Reader-contributed jack-o-lantern pic from past Halloween)
Three weeks till the busiest weekend of October – and it’ll start on the run, with the 8th annual West Seattle Monster Dash, 9 am Saturday, October 26th at Lincoln Park. Something new this year – the Family Fun Zone. You can still register at a discount rate until October 20th – just go here. The Monster Dash is a fundraiser for South Seattle College (West Seattle) Cooperative Preschools.
1:16 PM: Another stolen car to watch for – reported by Sarah:
My friend’s car was stolen some time after 9:30 (pm Friday) when she was staying with me. It was stolen out of the Delridge Library parking lot. It is a silver 1998 Honda Civic DX 4-door with a back window broken out. It was reported to the Seattle Police. If seen, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(added) License AQS9052.
SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Sarah reports the car’s been found.
ADDED 3:03 PM: And another auto-theft report, this one from Chris:
My vehicle (was) stolen overnight off Thistle and Delridge. It is a Silver 2014 Ford Fushion stolen some time after 8 pm last night, October 4th. No distinguishing features, although the bottom of the right from bumper is hanging a little loose. Inside there is a seat protector covering the entire back seats. License plate; ARU3618. Any information will be appreciated and can be sent to email@example.com.
But first – if you find or see any known stolen car – call 911.
The Seattle Planning Commission is the most influential advisory group you’ve (probably) never heard of. Its discussions look at policies and proposals long before they hit centerstage. One example: The commission’s Neighborhoods For All report, which suggests an end to single-family zoning. The commission’s next meeting will be held in North Delridge, 4 pm October 10th at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, centered on a discussion with east West Seattle community groups. From the draft agenda:
Discussion with Community and Neighborhood Organizations 4:30 – 5:20 PM
Representatives of community and neighborhood organizations will introduce themselves and share their organization’s respective mission, issues, projects, and concerns. Organizations include:
• Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association
• Delridge Neighborhoods District Council
• Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council
• Puget Ridge Neighborhood Council
• High Point Community
• LD Arch Design
That’ll be followed by a public-comment period. The meeting will be held in the Movement Studio at Youngstown (4408 Delridge Way SW) and is open to all.
We start with a traffic reminder:
35TH/AVALON INTERSECTION: This intersection’s closure is expected to continue all weekend. Bus reroute information is here.
Now, 14 highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
GROUP RUN: 8 am at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), just show up! (2743 California SW)
DROP OFF YOUR WORK FOR SOUTHWEST ARTIST SHOWCASE: Last chance to bring in up to three works for this month’s non-judged community show at Southwest Library! The library’s open 10 am-6 pm today. (9010 35th SW)
MUSHROOM WALK: 10 am, presented by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails:
Kim Traverse, past president of the Puget Sound Mycological Society, will guide us through our West Duwamish Greenbelt hunting and identifying mushrooms! October is an excellent time to find mushrooms growing wild in our West Seattle forests. All ages are welcome.
(14th SW/SW Holly)
PAPER BOAT BOOKSELLERS GRAND-OPENING CELEBRATION: All day, 10 am-5 pm, special events, treats, more as the new bookstore officially celebrates its grand opening – the schedule’s in our calendar listing. (6040 California SW)
WEST SIDE ARTISTS’ TOUR: 10 am-5 pm, first day of this free self-guided tour – see the map and addresses in our preview.
HIGHLAND PARK PLANT SWAP: 11 am-noon, bring a plant and/or seeds to swap at Highland Park Improvement Club. (1116 SW Holden)
CLICK! ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 4-7 pm, celebrate 15 years of Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), with treats and a 15% discount on purchases, plus the Employee Art Pop-Up. (4540 California SW)
INDIGENOUS FEATURES @ SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL: 4 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, two Indigenous features will be screened as part of the Social Justice Film Festival. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: “Keepers of the Future” is this month’s movie. Doors open at 6:30 pm, film and discussion at 7 pm, at Neighborhood House High Point. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
AT C & P COFFEE: Dan Lundin and the Lundin Family Tree, 7-9 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
AT THE SKYLARK: 7 pm at The Skylark, WaterPenny, Champagne Honeybee, Claire Michelle. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: The Riffbrokers, The Mrs. Bill Larsens, and The Shaken Growlers. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $8. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Reader report just in:
My parents’ car was stolen today from the free Junction parking lot off 42nd (behind Matador) between 6-6:25 pm. It is a 2016 white Ford Escape with Louisiana plates. While they were making their statement to a police officer, another lady mentioned her car was broken into in the same lot earlier in the day.