West Seattle, Washington
Here’s the agenda just announced – the meeting, by the way, starts with free dinner for those in attendance:
Community Safety Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:00-8:00pm
St James Place, 9421 18th Avenue SW
By the end of this meeting, we will have:
• Identified hot spots and action steps
• Discussed summer activities
Facilitators – Karen Greene & Kathy Kaminski
6:00-6:10 Welcome, introductions
6:10-6:30 Police Reports – KCSO and SPD
6:30-7:00 Crime and Nuisance Hotspots Prevention
7:00-7:20 Summer Activities and outreach ideas!
7:20-7:30 Youth Projects & Teen Council Update
7:40-7:50 Other topics
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 25, 6–8 pm
St James Place, 9421 18th Ave SW
One of the hearings listed below is happening in West Seattle. KCD is a little-known public concern but it’s hoping to get some feedback:
The King Conservation District (King CD) will hold a series of six public comment sessions in May and June to provide input on conservation priorities and programs that would be funded by the reauthorization of the district special assessment.
The King CD (www.kingcd.org) provides conservation information and technical assistance programs to all landowners within the district’s boundaries (most of King County) on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. It provides grants for conservation projects and programs, and initiates community outreach activities including workshops, education programs, site visits, farm plans, and consultation on land, water and wildlife management.
The King CD is funded by a $10 per parcel/per year assessment within the district’s boundaries and expires on December 31st, 2009. The assessment provides approximately $6 million annually to the District. This fundinghas been allocated to support good stewardship practices by private landowners through King CD education workshops and site-specific consulting, and for natural resource conservation projects in partnership with King County and its cities. For the past decade, King CD has supported salmon recovery work within the District.
“We are inviting landowners, residents, member jurisdictions, and organizations that operate within the boundary of the district to share their ideas about their natural resource conservation needs and work accomplishments of the District” said King CD Executive Director Jeffrey Possinger.
Individuals interested in providing comments can attend any number of the public comment sessions or may submit comments in writing by June 5, 2009 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or standard mail at:
King CD Board of Supervisors
Attn.: Public Comment
1107 SW Grady Way, Suite 130
Renton, WA 98057
For more information on the King CD and the public comment process visit www.kingcd.org
As one of 47 conservation districts in the state, the King CD is a natural resources assistance agency authorized by the State of Washington and guided by the Washington State Conservation Commission.
King Conservation District Public Comment Locations and Dates (remaining):
* SEATTLE: Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Seattle Public Library (High Point branch), 3411 SW Raymond St., Seattle, WA 98126
* CARNATION: Thursday, May 28, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Carnation/King County Library, 4804 Tolt Avenue, Carnation WA 98014
* ISSAQUAH: Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Issaquah/King County Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah WA 98027
That’s the All-City Band in last summer’s West Seattle Grand Parade; now young musicians are invited to be part of this popular group led by a West Seattleite:
Seattle Schools All City Band is actively welcoming new members to join its ranks.
The band is composed of 9th-12th grade students from over 15 different schools in
the greater Seattle area. Students come together each summer to perform in this
marching band which has been a staple of Seattle’s summer celebrations since 1951.
All City Band performs in upwards of 16-20 parades and community events during a six
week period, entertaining hundreds of thousands of people each summer.
We have no auditions for membership; all we ask is that members are enthusiastic
about being a part of a group where everyone wants to be there, and are committed to
trying their best. Our talented staff of college and university band members, all
former members of the All-City Band themselves, will work with you to teach you
everything you need to know to be successful, and help you to take your musicianship
and showmanship to the next level.
Students participating in the All-City Band program can earn a .5 high school credit
which can be applied to either fine arts or physical education. More importantly,
our program provides students with a great way to maintain their musicianship during
the summer months.
Feel free to explore our website,
http://www.seattleschools.org/area/allcityband/index.dxml. If there are any
unanswered questions, do not hesitate to contact our director, Marcus Pimpleton,
Denny Middle School music director, at (206) 252-8993 for more information.
Band members develop a great sense of pride, share the experience of being a part of
a great group of young people, and return to their school bands as better and more
enthusiastic participants. Come to our first rehearsal to learn more about our
program and consider becoming a part of the All City Band family. It?s a blast!
Rehearsals start at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 23, at Memorial Stadium.
Additionally we are constantly looking for new events to add to our schedule
including corporate pep bands to raise funds to support our program and
transportation costs. Should you need a pep or marching band for a corporate event,
wedding, private party, or any other event, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Received this from the Technology Access Foundation, which has a major student event in White Center next month:
On June 13, 2009 Technology Access Foundation (TAF) will host our Robotics competition for TechStart, our after school program. Six classes will be participating: five from Highline (grades 4th-6th) and one from Seattle. (Grades 6th-8th) The event will take place at the White Center Boys and Girls Club, 9800 8th Ave. SW, Suite 105, from 9 AM to 1 PM. The students will be required to build robots that compete in four events:
1. Tug of War (head to head) (30 minutes)
2. Archery – 2:30 for each run w/ 5 min between rounds (35 minutes)
3. Basket Bot (16 minutes)
4. Drag Race (7 minutes)
Just out of the WSB inbox:
Pathfinder K-8 School is Movin’ On after 15 years at the Genesee Hill
Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
We’re inviting all the Pathfinder K-8 staff, students and families, current and alumni to join us in a Celebration of 15 years @ Genesee Hill.
If you attended Genesee Hill School or worked there, this may be your last chance to see the old building, please come and join us.
Walk through the hallways and reminisce
Lots of old pictures, films and yearbooks to look at
A Time Capsule to dig up
Old friends and Teachers to visit with
School songs, storyteller, family picnic
Field games and photo ops
Join our Native Friendship Circle Song and Dance and say good bye to Genesee Hill
From Larry Carpenter of the Alki Community Council:
Alki Community Council General Meeting
Thursday, May 21st from 7 to 8:30 PM
Alki Community Center, 59th Ave and Stevens
Update on Alki Crime Situation by Lt Steve Paulsen, Operations Officer, Southwest Precinct
Update on Alki’s Wildlife Habitat Day at the Bathhouse, Saturday, May 23rd from 11 to 3 PM
Here’s the announcement:
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington will be hosting a Volunteer Information Night at the West Seattle Library on Thursday, May 28th from 6:30 to 7:30pm. It’s a great opportunity to learn all the ways to get involved with the Girl Scouts. Whether you want to work directly with girls or behind the scenes, we would love to share Girl Scouting opportunities with you. If you have a desire to help girls lead
lives of courage, confidence and character — let’s chat! No Girl Scouting experience necessary.
Great name to have if you’re going to host a golf tournament — “Birdie.” Ken Griffey Jr.’s mom Alberta “Birdie” Griffey will host the Seniors for Juniors Golf Tournament, 1 pm August 21st at West Seattle Golf Course. It’s not just a tournament but also a fundraising auction and barbecue, with entertainment by comedian Rod Long. Entry fee is $100/person; call 206-725-0688 or e-mail email@example.com (more info at firstatejuniorgolf.org).
The forecast looks promising so far as car-wash weather goes – here’s the announcement from SafeFutures Youth Center:
Car Wash to Help
SafeFutures Youth Center After-School Program
May 21st, Thursday, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
6337 35th Avenue SW (next to U-Haul)
Earlier this year, we covered Seattle Police making a donation to SafeFutures, which is headquartered near the car-wash site.
Just out of the WSB inbox:
Amazing Yard Sale Memorial Day Weekend
More than 50 families from Shorewood Christian School have amassed valued treasures, tools, building supplies, collectibles, furniture, TONS of children’s/baby clothing & toys, housewares, books, electronics, sporting goods and sooo much more!! You really have to see it to believe it…we’re not joking!!!
Date: Sat., Sun., Mon., May 23, 24, 25th.
Location: 10300 28th Ave. S.W. West Seattle. Cross streets are 28th and Roxbury. Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Here’s the list of events – you can check here for updates:
The public is invited to celebrate cultural diversity at South Seattle Community College’s 19th annual Rainbow Festival, May 19-21. The three-day event is a free ticket to explore what the world has to offer, without ever having to pack your bags. Most events take place at or near the Clock Tower Plaza at the center of campus (alternate rain site Jerry Brockey Student Center, rooms A & B). More events are being added, so visit the website for schedule updates: .
Tuesday, May 19
· 11 am-2:30 pm: Arts & Crafts Vendor Fair
· Native American flutist and performances
· Henna artist
· New Heights – alternative rock
· Choker making
· Lunch – Salmon Bake
· 1 pm: Screening and discussion of “We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes” (Olympic Hall 105)
Wednesday, May 20
· 11 am-2:30 pm: Arts & Crafts Vendor Fair
· 10 am: Keynote speaker and Q&A with Rory Ong, Associate Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at WSU (location TBA)
· Caricature artist
· Wacky Olympics & bubble blowing
· Asian Pacific Islander cultural performances
· Orbitron – hip hop
· 1 pm: Workshop, “The Resistance of Philippine Cinema,” by Geologic, poet and vocalist for hip hop duo Blue Scholars (Olympic Hall 105)
· Student talent show
· Lunch – Siva Pasifika API cuisine
· 7:30 pm: Recital featuring South students Ana Mia Keely, mezzo soprano, and Wu Tianhao, cello, plus instructor Victoria Kincaid-Theriault, piano (Olympia Hall Auditorium) and violinist William McAdams
Thursday, May 21
· 11 am-2:30 pm: Arts & Crafts Vendor Fair
· Free massages
· 11 am: Keynote speaker and Q&A with South instructor Allen Stowers
· Basketball tournament
· Nueva Era – Salsa, Latin Jazz
· African cultural performances
· Lunch – African cuisine
· 1 pm: Girl Power Slam Poetry with nationally-recognized poets Tara Hardy and Karen Finneyfrock (Olympic Hall 120)
All events are free and open to the public.
Driving directions: www.southseattle.edu/campus/map.htm#sscc.
June 4: Moms & Babes group starting up! Join other moms and babies for stories, songs, and lots of fun! Time: 12-1 pm – Where: High Point Library, 35th and Raymond
Coming up later this month at Youngstown Arts Center:
SUMMER BEAT FUNDRAISER FEATURES BRAZILIAN AND AFRICAN CULTURAL LINK
Brazilian and African musicians and dancers are samba-ing and drumming their way into summer as part of a fundraiser benefiting young women and girls in Salvador, Brazil.
Bahia Street’s Summer Beat a Brazilian Festival includes dance workshops, a live performance, and food and drink as a way to share the unique blend of African and Brazilian culture in Salvador. Tickets are for a donation of 10 dollars, and the event will take place on Friday, May 29, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle.
Bahia Street is a nonprofit based in Brazil, the United States and the United Kingdom that breaks cycles of poverty through education for impoverished African-Brazilian girls and young women. Bahia Street supports a center in Salvador that educates these girls for university study, giving them access to a life outside of the relentless cycle of poverty and violence that plagues their neighborhoods.
Because of Bahia Street, six girls have gone from illiteracy to university and have become activists for their communities. Outside of Brazil, Bahia Street promotes greater understanding about collaborative international development.
The event starts at 6 p.m. with workshops offering dance lessons in the Brazilian dances samba and capoeira. While the majority of the event is for ages 21 and up, these workshops are open to all ages.
A live performance begins later on in the evening, and authentic Brazilian food will be served. The performance features Brazilian dance and music from groups Vamo La, Tudo Beleza, Bahia in Motion, Bantos Capoeira Seattle, and Jeff Busch, as well as West African dance and music groups Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke. The performance will end with DJ Darek Mazzone from KEXP’s WoPop world music show.
More information can be found at summerbeat.org. Tickets will be available at Youngstown on the day of event.
Date: Monday, May 25th 2009
Time: 10:30 am – 12 noon
Repeats: This event repeats every month on the last Monday.
Location: Seaview Methodist Church
Street: Graham Ave SW between 46th & 45th
Phone: 206 932 9912
Notes: Bring your children, your breastfeeding questions, stories, and triumphs, your partner, mother, sister or other support person, and whatever else you need to our West Seattle meeting. We always discuss the challenges faced by each mother, but, we also have a rotating roster of topics we cover on a four month rotation
Here is a description of our group:
La Leche League of West Seattle is a mother-to-mother support group for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and their partners and children. We provide mother-to-mother support for women wherever they are in their breastfeeding journey.
WSB publishes announcements as they come in and links them to our Announced page; the calendar listings, by date, appear on our Events calendar page. Send your announcement any time to firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!
This just in from Matt Schlede of the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):
Last week to register for Adult Co-ed Softball through the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA, registration closes Friday.
Season starts June 3rd, and ends August 6th. One game a week on either Wednesday or Thursday nights at Evergreen Fields. $700 for member teams (50% of team must by Y members) or $750 for non-member teams.
Contact Matt at 937-1000 or email@example.com with questions or to be put on the free-agent list.
Just announced by ArtsWest:
SPS SHOWCASES LATEST WORK BY LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS
What: SPS 7th Annual Showcase of New Works,
When: May 29, 30 & 31, 7:00 pm
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
4711 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Box Office: (206) 938-0339
Seattle Playwrights Studio (SPS) presents its 7th Annual Showcase of New Works, May 29, 30 and 31 at ArtsWest. This exciting program commemorates the eighth anniversary of the founding of SPS, and highlights the works in progress of its 21 members.
The 7th Annual Showcase of New Works comprises three evenings of staged readings, performed by local actors. Each night offers a completely different sampling of plays, followed by a reception where the audience can enjoy refreshments and conversation with the writers and actors.
Friday night features work by Lyn Coffin, Kirsten Fatland, Carl Nelson and Ann Teplick.
Saturday: Lea Galanter, Judy Jacobs, Babs Lindsay and Jeff Mandels.
Sunday: Scot Bastian, Len Goodisman, Mavis Lamb, George Savage and Dave Tucker.
SPS was created to provide the opportunity for playwrights to hear their plays-in-progress read aloud and to receive moderated feedback from fellow writers in a supportive environment. Under the support of ArtsWest, SPS meets three times per month.
Works developed within SPS have been professionally produced and have received both national and international recognition:
– Five SPS members will have productions and honorable mentions at this year’s Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Contest sponsored by the Burien Little Theater.
– Two members have plays in the upcoming Kansas City Women’s Playwriting Festival.
– Other members’ works have or will soon receive readings or productions at Eclectic Theater, Theater Puget Sound’s Theatre 4, off off Broadway theatre Where Eagles Dare and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
Out of the WSB inbox:
We are delighted to have Thomas A. Carr, City Attorney, and Beth Gappert, Assistant City Attorney, as our speakers this month. Mr. Carr will explain the precinct liaison program and Beth will let us know how she works in partnership with the Southwest Precinct.
Lt. Steven Paulsen will also be available for questions regarding the recent shooting on Alki and any neighborhood concerns.
Please come join us and bring your questions and concerns. Remember, the police are present, every time.
Tuesday, May 19th, 7pm at the Southwest Precinct. See you there!
West Seattle Crime Prevention Council
Just out of the WSB inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Lee’s Martial Arts is offering 3 Summer Camps this year for children ages 5-12 years old.
The dates are:
Monday, July 13th – Friday July 17th
Monday, July 27th- July 31st
Monday, August 10th -August 14th
Cost: $200 (Discounts and Financial scholarships available). For more information please contact Lisa Skvarla @ 206-938-3375
Received today from the West Seattle Garden Club:
May 22, 2009, Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM will be the last regular meeting of the West Seattle Garden Club for their current year, until September. Meeting at the Alki Congregational Church, 6115 SW Hinds Street.
The morning program will be in Honor of Past Presidents of the Club, Presentations to Outgoing Officers and the Installation of New Officers for the coming 2009-2010 year. Commentary on Design and Horticulture Exhibits. Lunch at noon will be a “Cold Food” Potluck provided by members, with dessert and beverages served by the club. The afternoon program will be given by Gwen Bell on “Hostas,” showing slides and sharing her knowledge and love of these striking shade plants. Visitors are welcome. $5.00 donation. More information available at 932-2540.
Just announced by Life Church in Westwood:
Life Church of West Seattle is offering a Summer Day Camp, “KIDS ON THE GO…,” for children ages 5-10 years.
The day camp runs June 15th-August 21st. Hours are 8:30AM – 4:00PM.
Before camp care and after camp care is available from 7:00AM-8:30AM & 4:00PM-6:00PM.
This is not a day care program. The program is recreational and educational, and includes activities such as a swimming lesson (twice a week), and daily field trips all around Puget Sound.
A nutritious breakfast is included in the cost of children attending the before camp program.
A morning and afternoon snack along with a nutritional lunch is included in the camp
fees and will be provided for all campers.
The after camp program is a structured program including activities, singing and training on musical instruments.
Registration is open now .The registration fee, which is $75.00, includes 2 t-shirts and must be paid in full to hold the camper’s spot.
A discount will be given to those who prepay for any four weeks,per child, in advance.
Call now for fees and additional information.
The contact information is as follows:
Life Ministries Summer Day Camp
3420 SW Cloverdale Street
Seattle, WA 98126