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HELPING: Food drive starting tomorrow; two volunteer work parties this past week

Tonight, three notes about helping – one way you can do it, two ways others did it earlier this week:

FOOD DRIVE: Admiral Church‘s summer food drive starts tomorrow (Sunday, June 9):

This June, we are launching our annual Summer Food Drive. Our mission is to combat hunger, and we can’t do it alone. We’re teaming up with both our local community and the White Center Food Bank. This initiative not only provides immediate relief to those in need, but also fosters a sense of unity and shared responsibility in our community. So join us this summer, and let’s fight hunger together! Please contact Susan Oatis to learn more:

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: At Pigeon Point Park, dozens of volunteers joined the Green Seattle Partnership, DNDA and others at a mega-work party this past Wednesday to commemorate World Environment Day.

This site is part of the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle’s largest contiguous forest. Art was incorporated into Wednesday’s activities:

DNDA has many other volunteering opportunities coming up as part of its work to synergize art, nature, and community – check out the calendar here.

CENTENNIAL TLC FOR THE MOUNT: Providence Mount St. Vincent sent this photo from a Day of Service there on Friday involving volunteers from both Deloitte and Providence:

The Mount says more than 70 volunteers participated, working around the grounds on “shared spaces, gardens, and residential rooms”; this was part of The Mount’s centennial celebration and Deloitte’s “Impact Day.”

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Field full of fun for Loop the ‘Lupe 2024

(WSB photos, video)

They ran, they climbed, they walked, they rocked! More than 700 people – plus friends-and-family cheering sections – converged on Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point today for this year’s Loop the ‘Lupe, a suite of events that fill the field with fun. The first two events of the day sent runners out onto Seattle’s only 5K obstacle course:

The 5K was offered as an option without obstacles, too. And for participants in their golden years, Loop the ‘Lupe offered a short, flat course for the Senior Saunter:

Final race of the day was the Youth Dash; you can find results for all the events by going here. Part of the Loop the ‘Lupe fun is everything happening around the field, like the live music courtesy of West Seattle School of Rock:

Community organizations and businesses supporting this year’s Loop the ‘Lupe included three WSB sponsors – Bryan, Charlie, and Zoe were there from Fitness Together West Seattle in The Junction:

Mark and Jack were there for Lake Washington Physical Therapy-West Seattle on Harbor Ave:

Gene and Michele were at Loop the ‘Lupe on behalf of West Seattle Runner in Admiral:

Part of today’s fun – a memento for Loopers – these medals!

Post-race food and drink was available too:

Race organizer Brian Callanan says the turnout was a bit above last year. Proceeds go toward the extensive social outreach done by Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose parish and school are next to today’s venue.

One-time chance to see West Seattle filmmaker’s award-winning ‘Ultimate Citizens’ at The Admiral!

When we told you a month ago about West Seattle filmmaker Francine Strickwerda‘s award-winning film “Ultimate Citizens screening at SIFF, the showings were only scheduled off-peninsula. But now you have a chance to see it at Admiral Theater (2343 California SW) – thanks to a local school team! The screening is 6:30 pm this Wednesday (June 12). It’s organized by Lafayette Elementary‘s first-ever Ultimate Frisbee team, in partnership with the filmmaker. From the announcement:

ULTIMATE CITIZENS is the story of Mr. Jamshid, a Seattle primary school counselor who uses the sport of Ultimate Frisbee to help immigrant and refugee children find belonging on their way to compete in the world’s largest youth tournament. Please join us for a special screening of this inspiring and award-winning documentary, fresh from the Seattle International Film Festival. Filmmaker Q&A to follow the screening. Bring your family, your Ultimate Frisbee team, or your school class! Tickets are $10.

One showing only – buy your ticket(s) by going here.


2:17 PM: Ashley hopes you will be on the lookout for her stolen e-bike, taken from the Marq West apartments on Avalon: “My e-bike was stolen last night. It’s a Magnum green step-through e-bike with a basket on the back. Has a Harry Potter decal on the right side below the battery mount.” She says someone else’s bike was stolen too, and there was an attempted motorcycle theft as well.

3:06 PM: Since we published that report, we’ve received this, from Amanda:

Please be on the lookout for a stolen electric bike. My roommate Elliot‘s electric bike (black colored, still had their white helmet on it) was just stolen from the parking lot of the Rite Aid on California Ave.

Someone in the parking lot was kind enough to snap a video after they noticed the chain being cut, by someone in a black T-shirt and red shorts.

I’ve attached the clearest picture from the video, of the thief riding away with the bike.

No incident # in either theft yet but we’ll add if/when we get those numbers. (UPDATE: For the theft reported by Ashley, it’s 24-155579.)

COUNTDOWN: 1 week until Morgan Junction Community Festival

Festival season continues one week from today with the Morgan Junction Community Festival, presented by the Morgan Community Association, 10 am-2 pm Saturday, June 15 – maybe you’ve seen the new posters around:

Post-pandemic, MoCA presented a smaller-scale festival, but this year more of the original features are back, including booths with community organizations and businesses. Free entertainment will fill the festival, starting with the back-from-retirement Bubbleman at 10 am – see the full lineup here. And you can find out more about the plan for an all-wheels area in the park at a design open house hosted by Morgan Junction All-Wheels Association. It’ll all happen in and around Morgan Junction Park – on the west side of California just north of the intersection with Fauntleroy – next Saturday.

FERRY ALERT UPDATE: Triangle Route returning to 2-boat service

8:37 AM: Thanks for the tip. Washington State Ferries has only one boat running on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route, because M/V Kitsap is having mechanical trouble. That leaves only M/V Kittitas in operation.

10:08 AM: If you’re waiting, you can check Vessel Watch to see how close (or far) the ferry is.

12:40 PM: Per text alert from WSF, the Kitsap is returning to service at 12:45, on a run from Vashon to Southworth.

Loop the ‘Lupe, storytimes, swimming, tunes, tide, talk with your School Board rep, more for your West Seattle Saturday!

(Blooming dogwood, photographed by Jerry Simmons southeast of The Junction)

Welcome to a summerish weekend! Here are the highlights, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE RUNNER’S FREE GROUP RUN: The store is where you and other runners will meet up for the weekly free group run at 8 am. (2743 California SW)

FREE! HEAVILY MEDITATED: Arrive by 8:50 am for community meditation at Move2Center (3618 SW Alaska). Free event every Saturday but please RSVP.

DELRIDGE STRENGTH COMMUNITY WORKOUT FUNDRAISER: Work out at Delridge Strength (5050 Delridge Way SW), 9 am, by donation to help Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor) move out of light rail’s path – details and RSVP link in our calendar listing.

FUNDRAISING PLANT SALE: One last plant sale for Amy‘s Lung Force Walk team, 9 am-noon – details in the calendar listing. (3703 SW 107th)

STORYTIME AT SEOLA POND: 10 am, first in a series of “read-alouds” at Seola Pond (map) with local teacher Isabelle – bring a blanket to sit on.

DELRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market’s fourth season offers produce, plants, condiments, prepared food, more. (9421 18th SW)

SSC GARDEN CENTER: Student-grown plants await you at the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus, 10 am-3 pm.

STORYTIME AT THE BEE GARDEN: 10 am at the West Seattle Bee Garden (Lanham/Graham), Seattle Public Library librarians will lead storytime.

WEST SEATTLE DISCOVERY SHOP SALE: 50 percent off everything in the store, 10 am-4:30 pm, raising money for the American Cancer Society. (4535 California SW)

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

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

LOOP THE ‘LUPE: Today’s the day! Obstacle-course 5K (elite or family wave), or 5K fun run, or Senior Saunter, or Kids’ Dash, all options with staggered starts 11 am-1 pm for this fundraising event benefiting Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s social-outreach work. Music, food, drinks at Loop the ‘Lupe central on Walt Hundley Playfield (34th/Myrtle) too! Packet pickup/last-minute registration starts onsite at 10 am. Full details here.

BAGELS AND PIZZA AT THE P-PATCH: You’re invited to Barton Street P-Patch (34th/Barton) today for fresh-baked bagels (11 am-1 pm) and/or pizza (4-6 pm, live music too) – donations support the garden.

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

HIGHLAND PARK SPRAYPARK: Third weekend of the season – open 11 am-8 pm, free, every day, whatever the weather. (1100 SW Cloverdale)

COLMAN POOL: Also the third weekend for the outdoor heated-salt-water pool on the shore at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), noon-7 pm – session times are on the Colman Pool webpage.

MAKERS’ ART MARKET AT ALKI: 30+ artists/vendors, noon-5 pm at the beach.

GEORGETOWN CARNIVAL: Your neighbors across the river would love to see you noon-10 pm today for all manner of fun, on Airport Way South between Lucile and Vale – see our calendar listing for more info.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN: The home of West Seattle history is open for your visit, noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: The center is open to visitors noon-3 pm, as explained here. (2236 SW Orchard)

PET ICE-CREAM SOCIAL: Just in time for potential 80-degree weather – frozen treats for pets are in the spotlight at Mud Bay-Admiral (2611 California SW), noon-4 pm.

LOW-LOW TIDE: Out to -3.0 feet at 12:45 pm (here’s the monthly tide table). Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are at Constellation and Lincoln Parks, 9:30 am-1:30 pm.

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: With everything going on in Seattle Public Schools, it’s a key time to be heard by the board, and our area’s rep Gina Topp will be at High Point Library (3411 SW Raymond) 1-2 pm for listening and Q/A.

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room open – wine by the glass or bottle – 1-6 pm at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor).

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY SPRING RELEASE: Four new wines are released today and the tasting room/wine bar is open 1-6 pm at the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus.

NEPENTHE’S WALK-IN MASSAGE CLINIC: 3-5 pm, show up at Nepenthe (9447 35th SW) with a specific problem to be addressed by massage, and you’ll get a free (gratuities appreciated) trial of their work.

PRIDE STORYTIME: Miss Lacey hosts Pride Storytime for all ages, 4:30 pm at High Point Library (3411 SW Raymond).

ALL-AGES OPEN MIC: 7-10 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way)

‘CLYDE’S’ AT ARTSWEST: 7:30 pm performance for the new play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – “In this 2022 Tony Award®-Nominated Best Play, creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck-stop cafe.” Find the ticket link and more info in our calendar listing.

AZUQAR! DANCE NIGHT: At The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), “a Sapphic Dance Night for BIPOC + Allies,” billed as a pre-Pride kickoff. 8 pm – more info here.

BEATS: Saturday night, DJs at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Tonight, DJ Jeremy Linden spins. (4547 California SW, alley side)

KARAOKE: Saturday nights, you can sing at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW), starting at 10 pm.

Planning a happening? If the community’s welcome, your event belongs on our calendar! Please email info to – thank you!