Notes for your West Seattle Sunday

(September photo by Jerry Simmons with smoke, sailboat, seagull, Space Needle)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

AIR QUALITY ALERT: The regional alert for wildfire smoke continues.


-As part of the Reconnect West Seattle Program, this weekend we will be implementing six Vision Zero projects, aimed to improve intersection visibility. Work is anticipated from 7 AM to 3 PM. We will be mostly working from the parking lane and will maintain traffic in all directions through these intersections. Please anticipate minor delays while traveling through the area. We will be painting and posting curb bulbs at the following locations:

2nd Ave SW and Olson Pl SW
35th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
8th Ave SW and SW Barton St
8th Ave S and S Rose St
8th Ave S and S Southern St
7th Ave S and S Donovan St

CHURCHES WITH ONLINE SERVICES: We’re continuing to list these – see today’s list here.

GARDEN GIVEAWAY: Longtime residents who are moving out of West Seattle want to give back before going, so 10 am-2 pm today, in their backyard (4843 42nd SW), they’re giving away garden books, tools, pots, ornaments, plants, hoses, more.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market is open with fall produce as well as flowers, cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, prepared food, and more. Here’s today’s vendor list. California SW between Oregon and Alaska.

OKTOBERFEST AT OUNCES: Noon-8 pm, it’s the final day of festivities – food, beer, music, games. See the schedule here. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

SOUTHWEST ARTIST SHOWCASE: The monthlong display of community-contributed art at Southwest Library continues (9010 35th SW), open noon-5 pm today.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM CLOSED: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society museum on Alki is closed for the rest of the month for roof work.

AT ARTSWEST: The ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) play “Swimming While Drowning” concludes the second week of its run, 3 pm curtain. Tickets are available online.

MUSIC AT C & P: Singer-songwriter Bryan Bielanski performs at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm.

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

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

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 9 pm to 1:30 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Have an event to list for our calendar? Please email – thank you!

7 Replies to "Notes for your West Seattle Sunday"

  • waikikigirl October 9, 2022 (7:10 am)

    What has happened to the work being finished on SW Roxbury and 26th Ave SW, seems as though it has come to a complete stand still these last few weeks. They’ve been working in this area for well over a year and now nothing and no way is it complete???

    • WSB October 9, 2022 (9:55 am)

      That would be part of the King County/RapidRide work, so not SDOT, will have to check their latest update – we don’t get the same kind of detailed updates that SDOT provides.

      • waikikigirl October 9, 2022 (4:51 pm)

        Thank you! Can’t keep up with all these road projects, Rapid-ride, SDOT… LOL! Kind of makes me think of Abbott and Costello’s “who’s on first, who’s on second joke!!!

  • Hhhh October 9, 2022 (11:39 am)

    Any vaccination clinics opened today?

  • Sue October 9, 2022 (6:41 pm)

    Is anyone else frustrated by day after day of unhealthy air? Is “unhealthy for sensitive groups” the new normal? Almost as frustrating are the “experts'” predictions. Every day, it seems, they forecast “moderate” (oh, joy!) air quality for the next day, and – surprise! – we get “unhealthy for sensitive groups.” Will we ever see “good” quality again? Seattle is a wonderful city, but on these dirty-air days, we rank among the worst in the world. I would like to go back to taking walks again, but, even wearing an N95 outside, I feel like the risk isn’t worth it. So, back to my boring elliptical!

    • John October 9, 2022 (8:32 pm)

      We’ll get there. I hate it, too, but we’ll get there. This is becoming the norm for September, and unfortunately our local (-ish, the Cascades) fires have helped extend this smoke into October this year.

      But we’ll get back to normal Air Quality Index in the single or low double digits once current atmospheric conditions shift, the nights get longer, and the rain comes.

  • Sue October 9, 2022 (8:40 pm)

    I hope so, John! In the meantime, it’s hard to enjoy our otherwise-beautiful autumn. I feel bad for people who have to work outdoors.  In the meantime (if we can trust forecasters!), no rain for this week.

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