(Photo by Machel Spence)

Here’s what you need to know as Sunday begins:

TRANSPORTATION ALERTS: Second day for the West Seattle Water Taxi‘s modified 7-days-a-week schedule (no weekend shuttle buses) and Washington State Ferries‘ downsized scheduleRoad work: 16th/Austin, concrete road-panel replacement in the northbound lanes is supposed to be curing today, so traffic will still be routed around it… Tree-trimming along southbound West Marginal Way near Puget Way, 7 am-3 pm. … (ADDED) Thanks to Mike for the tip: Road work is also under way, with a flagger, at 26th/Genesee.

CHURCHES: Most are still streaming, along with offering in-person services. Here are this week’s links for 20+ West Seattle churches’ services.

COVID VACCINATION POP-UP: 9:30 am-1:30 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe (35th/Myrtle), as previewed here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm on California between Oregon and Alaska. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (The market is a WSB sponsor.)

FLU SHOTS: 10 am-4 pm at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle), all welcome. Registration information is in our preview.

WEST SEATTLE SKI SWAP: Second and final day for this big annual sale, 10 am-5 pm at VFW Post 2713 (3602 SW Alaska).

ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Join the weekly drop-in game at Walt Hundley Playfield (6920 34th SW), 10 am.

DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER #1: 10:30 am-10 pm at MOD Pizza in The Whittaker (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW), mention Lafayette Elementary so the PTA will get a share of the proceeds.

FOOD & CLOTHING DONATION DRIVE: Drop off donations outside Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds) 11 am-4 pm; see our calendar listing for specifics on what they need.

GLASS-BLOWING & PUMPKIN PATCH: Last day to catch live glass-blowing at Avalon Glassworks (2914 SW Avalon Way as part of Refract, and check out the art-glass pumpkin patch.

TIN CAN CAKES POP-UP: Seattle Yarn is hosting Tin Can Cakes for a tasty pop-up noon-5 pm. (5633 California SW)

DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER #2: Noon-8 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), mention Lincoln Park Co-op Preschool so they’ll get a share of the proceeds.

BOOK LAUNCH: As previewed here, Donna Sandstrom‘s new book “Orca Rescue! The True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer” will be celebrated at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm.

BOOK CLUB: Also at C&P at 3 pm, the Classic Novels (and Movies) Book Club will meet outdoors to talk about “Dracula” – details in our calendar listing.

NEED FOOD? White Center Community Dinner Church serves a free meal (take-away available) at 5 pm Sundays at the Salvation Army Center (9050 16th SW).

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 8 pm to 1 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

Got an event for listing in our calendar and previews? Email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 17 notes"

  • HS October 17, 2021 (8:44 am)

    Also, Realfine Coffee, on 35th, is hosting a benefit fundraiser with Jet City Beignets 8-11am. You can read the fundraiser information on their Instagram page as it’s not on their website (at realfinecoffee). 

  • Just wondering October 17, 2021 (12:31 pm)

    What kind of tree (?) is that?

  • zephyr October 17, 2021 (5:00 pm)

    4:54 pm.  Regarding the bark photo, this tree is likely an Arbutus cultivar.  The City plants them as street trees.  They are commonly called Strawberry Tree–Arbutus unedo.  They are related to our local Arbutus menziesii or the Pacific Madrone.   Here’s more info on the former:  https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2647/*********************************As you can see the Madrone bark can be similar when younger:https://www.thejoinery.com/sites/default/files/madrone%20raw2.jpg

  • MiniCooper October 17, 2021 (6:00 pm)

    Hawaii’s Rainbow Eucalyptus tree is similar to  Machel’s beautiful picture

  • jissy October 17, 2021 (10:13 pm)

    Minicooper — these are SO amazing — the most memorable thing from my last trip to Hawaii!   There is a gallery in Lahaina that has this as a piece on glass, it’s my dream piece of art.

    • MiniCooper October 18, 2021 (10:33 am)

      Jissy – yes isn’t it amazing how nature can create something like these trees?! If you have a pic of one of the trees from your trip try looking online with the website “Fracture me” they do some pretty good work, we have a few pics we’ve had them do from our vacations on Oahu  

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