Emergency-alert test, District 1 Community Network, more on the list for your West Seattle Wednesday

(Woolly bear caterpillar, photographed at South Seattle College Arboretum by Rosalie Miller)

Here’s what’s happening in the hours ahead, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TODDLER READING TIME: 10:30 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW).

EMERGENCY-ALERT TEST: 11:20 am today is when federal agencies are scheduled to test emergency warning systems, resulting in an alert being sent to most cell phones, as well as one for TV/radio/cable systems. No action is required – it’s just a test. More info about what you’ll see/hear and why is in our preview.

FIX-IT WORKSHOP: Don’t replace it – repair it! Weekly event, 5:30-7:30 pm at West Seattle Tool Library (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center).

CANCELED GET READY FOR ECLIPSE VIEWING: Online event with West Seattle skywatching expert/educator Alice Enevoldsen, looking ahead to the October 14th solar eclipse, 6 pm. Our calendar listing explains how to participate.

COFFEEHOUSE ART: Jennifer Carrasco leads figure painting/drawing at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 6-9 pm. Contact her to sign up.

TRIVIA x 6: Six places to play tonight. At 6 pm, Locust Cider (2820 Alki SW) offers trivia … there’s 7 pm trivia at West Seattle Brewing (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW) … 7:30 and 8:30 pm Sporcle Pub Quiz at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska); trivia starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW); Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 8 pm … and at 8:30 pm, trivia with Phil T at Talarico’s (4718 California SW).

FREE GROUP RUN: Meet at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) for the weekly free group run at 6:15 pm.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE LOCOL: 6:30 pm. 21+. Rotating performer slate. (7902 35th SW)

DISTRICT 1 COMMUNITY NETWORK: 7 pm in-person meeting for this community coalition with organization reps and advocates from West Seattle and the rest of District 1:

The October 4th District 1 Community Network (D1CN) meeting will be IN PERSON at High Point Neighborhood House from 7 pm to 9 pm, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, in West Seattle.

Featured speakers:
Amy Smith Ed.D, Deputy Director, Community Safety & Communications Center (CSCC), City of Seattle,
Sound Transit Staff, Outreach Updates
Candidates for District 1 City Council

HIGH-SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: One home match – West Seattle HS hosts Lincoln, 7 pm. (3000 California SW)

LIVE PIANO MUSIC: 7 pm at Otter on the Rocks. (4210 SW Admiral Way).

MUSIC BINGO: Play weekly at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7 pm.

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups @ West Seattle’s longest-running open mic – no cover to watch. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

If you’re planning a presentation, meeting, performance, reading, tour, fundraiser, sale, discussion, etc., and it’s open to the community, please send us info for West Seattle’s only comprehensive event calendar! westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

11 Replies to "Emergency-alert test, District 1 Community Network, more on the list for your West Seattle Wednesday"

  • waikikigirl October 4, 2023 (11:15 am)

    The Farmers Almanac says the more rust colored stripes on this caterpillar means we’re going to have a mild winter. True or not only time will tell! And what a great picture Rosalie  https://www.almanac.com/woolly-bear-caterpillars-and-weather-prediction

    • Rosalie Miller October 4, 2023 (4:14 pm)

      Thank you. It was great to see this caterpillar at the arboretum. I read two articles that report that with each molt these caterpillars lose their black hairs which are replaced by brown hairs; but the banded colors don’t predict weather. Scientific American, 9/15/2023WA Post, 11/22/2021(Search woolly bear caterpillar)They are amazingly cool caterpillars that freeze during the winter, then thaw in the spring, get up and walk away to become the Isabella Tiger moth.Climate change has implications for this moth; with more freeze, thaw, refreezing, they are less robust. And this has larger ecological implications.The articles are a great read! 

  • Deb October 4, 2023 (11:48 am)

    That is one amazing bit of information Waikikigirl! Thank you for sharing the Farmers Almanac link. It’s the width of stripes… who knew?? PLUS I received my emergency alert on my phone just fine! It’s good to be prepared for all alerts. 

    • Rosalie Miller October 4, 2023 (4:15 pm)

      Hi Deb, I sent a reply to waikikigirl that you may find of interest, too. Rosalie Miller

  • Mark Schletty October 4, 2023 (11:53 am)

    Neither my wife nor I got the emergency alert on our phones. Anyone else not receiving it?

    • waikikigirl October 4, 2023 (12:16 pm)

      Mine came at 11:18am LOUD and clear! Hubby said he turned off notifications on his phone a long time ago but he still got it.
      And you are welcome Deb 😀

    • newnative October 4, 2023 (2:21 pm)

      Everyone in the office got ours at 11:18 too. My coworker (wfh in the suburbs) got a second one a minute later in Spanish. 

    • Peter October 4, 2023 (2:29 pm)

      You should contact your carrier and make sure your OS is up to date. I was in an online meeting with people across the state at the time, everyone got it regardless of device or carrier. 

    • LyndaB October 4, 2023 (3:34 pm)

      Even my android tablet without a SIM card went off.  

  • Odd son October 4, 2023 (6:56 pm)

    Loud AF!

  • 1994 October 4, 2023 (10:40 pm)

    Here is part of the FEMA.GOV press release on their web site. Landlines were not included in the test. And it was 2 minutes early at 11:18  like others commented.  “The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4.The WEA portion of the test will be directed to all consumer cell phones. This will be the third nationwide test, but the second test to all cellular devices. The test message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings of the wireless handset. The EAS portion of the test will be sent to radios and televisions. This will be the seventh nationwide EAS test.”

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