Healthy Kids Day, benefit sales, free shredding, books, food, music, much more for your West Seattle Saturday

(Schmitz Preserve Park – photo by Jay Speidell)

Here’s what’s happening on this warm and bright Saturday, mostly from our West Seattle Event Calendar:

UTILITY-WORK ALERT: Seattle City Light crews are expected to be out on Harbor Avenue again today.

BENEFIT BREAKFAST: West Seattle-based nonprofit Stephanie’s Lifeline is raising money with a pancake breakfast today at Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill (1158 Broadway), to fund youth programs. 8-11 am.

DONATE AND SHOP THE HPEPTA RUMMAGE SALE: Starting at 9 am, donations can be dropped off for the Highland Park PTA‘s rummage sale, which is open for shopping 10 am-2 pm. (1012 SW Trenton)

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY: Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW) is opening one hour early, at 9 am, for the occasion – details in our calendar listing.

BENEFIT PLANT SALE: 9 am-2:30 pm, near High Point Library (location explained in our calendar listing), the PEO Sisterhood is selling plants, planters, and more.

MERCH POP-UP: 9 am-4 pm, new merch at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW).

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE GARDEN CENTER: 9:30 am-3 pm, the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Garden Center will be open, selling a vast variety of student-grown plants. (6000 16th SW, north end of campus)

HEALTHY KIDS DAY: The free fun festival at the West Seattle YMCA (3622 SW Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor) is back big time, 10 am-1 pm. Everyone’s welcome, membership not required.

WEST SEATTLE ROCK AND GEM SHOW: 10 am-5 pm both days this weekend, the West Seattle Rock Club presents its annual show at Alki Masonic Center (40th/Edmunds), including rocks/gems on display and for sale, kids’ activities, demonstrations, more. No admission charge.

LAUREN’S JEWELRY ANNIVERSARY SALE: Everything in the shop is 10 percent to 50 percent off. Lauren’s Jewelry (WSB sponsor), a couple doors north of Ross at Westwood Village, is open today 10 am-6 pm.

DOING GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: West Seattle Nursery (5275 California SW) will host another session of its ongoing volunteer fair with visiting local organizations. 10 am-noon, West Seattle Bee Garden, and 1-3 pm, West Seattle Food Bank will be there.

CAMBODIAN STREET FESTIVAL: The big street party celebrating Cambodian New Year is back on SW 98th in White Center between 15th and 16th, with performances, food, and more.

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN: 10 am-5 pm, the garden’s centerpiece courtyard is open, while the rest of the garden’s grounds are accessible dawn to dusk. More info here. (5640 16th SW)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 10:15-10:45 am at High Point Library (3411 SW Raymond).

MORNING MUSIC: 10:30 am-noon at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform. Find out about Marco’s music here.

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in West Seattle, registration required – see full details in our calendar listing.

FAMILY READING TIME: Every Saturday at 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW).

NORTHWEST GREEN HOME TOUR: 11 am-5 pm, with two West Seattle stops. Get free tickets and tour map online here.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: The center is open to visitors noon-3 pm, as explained here. (2234 SW Orchard)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: You’re invited to visit the home of West Seattle’s history noon-4 pm Saturdays. (3003 61st SW)

VISCON CELLARS: 1-6 pm, visit the tasting room at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or bottle. Learn about their wines here! (5910 California SW)

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Taste, sip, buy student-produced wine at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor; 6000 16th SW), 1-6 pm.

FREE SHREDDING & FOOD DRIVE: 2-5 pm, bring your shreddables to the northwest parking lot at Westwood Village (2800 SW Barton) for this free event presented by John L. Scott Real Estate – Westwood (WSB sponsor). And if you can, bring nonperishable food (and/or a monetary donation) for White Center Food Bank! (Food-drive donations welcomed even if you’re not getting anything shredded.)

POETRY: Before National Poetry Month ends, catch Ellensburg Poet Laureate Marie Marchand‘s 2 pm reading at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

FOOD TRUCK IN GATEWOOD: WSUU is bringing in the MexiCuban food truck for a church event but welcoming any and all community members to come buy food while it’s there, 4-8 pm. (7141 California SW)

MADISON BEACHY BULLDOG BASH: 6 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon), beach-party vibes at this annual auction to raise money for the Madison MS PTSA.

SILENT DISCO: Dance, quietly, on Alki! Starts at 7 pm.

LIVE AT EASY STREET: 7 pm, Warren Dunes live at Easy Street Records (4559 California SW), plus DJ Troy Nelson.

NIGHTTIME COFFEEHOUSE MUSIC: 7 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), listen to Guitar Gil.

(added) PUGET SOUNDWORKS CONCERT: “Down to Earth,” 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), info and ticketing link in our calendar listing.

SILENT DISCO: Dance at the beach on the first warm Saturday night of the year! 7 pm, Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza. (61st/Alki)

DRAG AT THE SKYLARK: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, for the monthly West End Girls drag extravaganza, hosted by Cookie Couture, at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), all ages.

AT TIM’S TAVERN: 7 pm doors, 8 pm show at the new Tim’s Tavern in White Center (16th/98th) – Nick Drummond Band with Glass Beaches and Good Liar.

If you have a show, sale, event, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? for our calendar … please email info to – thank you!

2 Replies to "Healthy Kids Day, benefit sales, free shredding, books, food, music, much more for your West Seattle Saturday"

  • Kathy April 29, 2023 (12:05 pm)

    Couldn’t find the plant sale, anyone confirm it is happening?

    • WSB April 29, 2023 (12:25 pm)

      They just sent the announcement two days ago – I think it’s in the calendar listing in its entirety, but cut and pasted from email, here’s everything they sent:


      Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 to 2:30. Come to a festive garden event benefiting the educational programs of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Shop a variety of garden-ready plants (perennials/annuals/tomatoes), colorful planters, handmade gifts/decor, greeting cards, and tasty treats. A perfect jump start on Mother’s Day shopping! Credit cards and cash accepted.

      Located just West of the High Point Library in the 6000 block of the alley between 35th SW and 36th SW (cross streets are SW Raymond and SW Graham). No parking in the alley, please.

      P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization through which women CELEBRATE women’s advancement; EDUCATE women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and MOTIVATE women to achieve their highest aspirations.

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