The list for your West Seattle Tuesday, with a nod to ‘St. Rolf Day’

Not necessarily cause for celebration, but today is the 46th anniversary of the ship crash that took out the old West Seattle Bridge, so today’s featured photo is the recently restored trailside tribute to a key figure in the disaster, Rolf Neslund. (We stopped for the pic while covering this event Sunday.) No commemorative events today that we know of – though we did just get a “Happy St. Rolf Day!” reminder from statue steward Lars Fujikawa of the Delridge Maritime Historical Society as we wrote this – but here are the other highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE PLAYSPACE: Looking for an indoor playspace for your little one(s)? Drop in Tuesday and Thursday mornings until noon at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (42nd/Juneau).

FREE FLAG DAY SHOW: Silver Sounds performs at High Point Community Center (6920 34th SW), 1:30 pm, free admission, RSVP requested – our calendar listing has details.

CHESS CLUB: Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm, also at the Center for Active Living (4217 SW Oregon). All levels welcome. (Questions? Email

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Regular weekly meeting of the Seattle City Council, 2 pm. There is a public-comment period – in person or by phone – if there’s something you want to tell the council. The agenda explains how. You can go downtown or watch live via Seattle Channel.

LADY JAYE’S PRE-FATHER’S DAY MEAT MARKET & BBQ: Want to buy beef to cook for Dad on Sunday? Lady Jaye (4523 California SW) is presenting its Pre-Father’s Day Meat Market today from 4 pm to 8 pm, and also offering a Backyard BBQ – details in our calendar listing.

DEMONSTRATION FOR BLACK LIVES: Long-running weekly sign-waving demonstration continues on the corners at 16th/Holden. 5-6 pm. Signs available if you don’t bring your own.

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 6 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW) conference room, community members welcome. Here’s the agenda.

WEST SEATTLE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: Monthly networking group meets at West Seattle Coworking (9030 35th SW), 6 pm. RSVP here.

FREE INTRODUCTORY ASL CLASSES: The series continues, and you can start at any time. 6 pm at the West Seattle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4001 44th SW), info here.

SCRABBLE NIGHT: 6-10 pm tonight, play Scrabble at The Missing Piece (9456 35th SW).

FREE TRACK RUN: Bring your friends! Meet new ones! Gather at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) for this free weekly run at 6:15 pm.

MAKE POTTERY: 6:30-9 pm “girls’ night” at pottery studio The Clay Cauldron (5214 Delridge Way SW), sign up in advance to work on your project(s).

BINGO AT THE SKYLARK: Play – free! – weekly Belle of the Balls Bingo hosted by Cookie Couture, 7 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

TRIVIA X 4: Four places to play Tuesday nights – The Beer Junction (4711 California SW) has Sporcle Pub Quiz with David at 7 and 8 pm … 7 pm at Ounces (3803 Delridge Way SW), free and hosted by Beat the Geek Trivia; 7 pm at Zeeks Pizza West Seattle (6459 California SW), hosted by Geeks Who Drink; 7:10 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

BINGO AT TALARICO’S: You can play 8 pm bingo every Tuesday. (4718 California SW)

Event coming up? Are community members invited? Tell your West Seattle neighbors via our event calendar – please email the info to – thank you!

18 Replies to "The list for your West Seattle Tuesday, with a nod to 'St. Rolf Day'"

  • lucy June 11, 2024 (10:52 am)

    Where were YOU when the ship hit the span?

  • 22blades June 11, 2024 (11:12 am)

    It’s weird how people celebrate disasters & people’s misfortunes. Yes, he nudged Seattle into a decision on the bridge, but he & the Mate were found negligent. On top of that he was murdered by his wife. Not finding the (even weird) humor in it.

    • bolo June 11, 2024 (10:51 pm)

      I heard the first thing he said after he crashed into the bridge was “S#!+, my wife is going to kill me when she finds out about this.”

  • SDolan June 11, 2024 (11:15 am)

    There is also a party to celebrate stopping pickleball in Lincoln Park! Tonight 6-8 PM at C&P Coffee., beverages, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.Please feel free to invite anyone who wants to celebrate this win for nature and the people who need it, and fight for it. Please bring whatever helps you feel happy or a food item you’d like to share, but all that is required is YOU! If you can’t make it, but would like to help us close out our legal costs for this win, please help here:

    • WSB June 11, 2024 (11:22 am)

      Thanks, hadn’t heard about that, C & P’s calendar for tonight just says “reserved for private party.”

    • Alki resident June 11, 2024 (11:53 am)

      You didn’t stop pickleball. So celebrate away. People are enjoying each other at the court thanks. 

      • Sam June 11, 2024 (2:57 pm)

        Good keep the ball where it belongs so no further harm comes to our beloved forest 👍🏻

    • Mellow Kitty June 11, 2024 (12:05 pm)

      Wow. You took something away from others and now you want to fundraise to celebrate & recoup your costs? Just wow. 

      • Sam June 11, 2024 (2:55 pm)

        Nothing was taken away, the plan that was blocked was to expand unnecessary pickleball courts into a natural park/reserve if anyone wants to go play pickleball there is literally a court less than a mile away….

        • Reserve, lol June 11, 2024 (3:50 pm)

          Sorry, did you just call Lincoln Park a nature reserve? 😂

          • Rick June 11, 2024 (5:24 pm)

            Yeah, it ought to be paved over and maybe 10,000 condos built there for the “future” of Seattle. I read a comment about about development in Seattle and it’s statement wasn’t about what we need but what could be. Gave up on that utopia BS a long time ago. Ooohh, and there’s all that money to be made all the way around. Makes the world go ’round. If we’re going, might as well go all the way.

        • K June 11, 2024 (5:08 pm)

          I don’t know what plan you’re talking about, Sam, but the plan we’re talking about was to take an existing tennis court that was being used as maintenance storage and re-stripe it for pickleball.  Seattle Parks has never proposed any pickleball courts in any nature reserve. 

        • Rick June 11, 2024 (5:17 pm)

          Remember Sam, we have an abundance of “special and privileged” folks around these parts. Lots of them will use use language and semantics to berate and belittle those who don’t agree with them. This is how 2 percenters get their way.

        • Alki resident June 11, 2024 (10:46 pm)

          When was LP labeled a nature reserve? So much misinformation passed around it’s unreal.  

    • Josh June 12, 2024 (4:58 pm)

      Weird flex. Thinking any part of Lincoln Park is a nature preserve is sad and nuts. It’s naturesque at best. It is lovely. I love it. I love the trees.  The fields the structures the hills the beaches. All of it. Even the invasive parts of it. I love it. All in all I would say I prefer to have it how it is now than with occasional pickleball noise in one part of it. That being said truly weird flex. 

  • I love coexisting in peace June 11, 2024 (10:54 pm)

    It’s also Shavuot, by the way ❤️

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