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Alki Community Council, history of Pride, vaccine pop-up, more for your West Seattle Thursday:

(Busy bee, photographed in Gatewood by Elaine Dale)

A few quick reminders from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar before we get much further into the day:

VACCINATION POP-UP: 2-5 pm, the Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Team will be at Summit Atlas (9601 35th SW) in Arbor Heights with first/second doses of the Pfizer vaccine available to all. The school invites community members to participate too. No appointment required.

DEMONSTRATION: 4-6 pm at 16th/Holden, organizer Scott leads the twice-weekly sign-waving for racial justice. Signs available if you don’t have your own.

PRIDE PRESENTATION: 6 pm online, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents “From Stonewall to Seattle: The History of Pride on the Duwamish Peninsula and Beyond.” Details and registration info here.

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm online, with an agenda including an update from police. Here’s the link for viewing/participating; you can also call in at 206-337-9723, meeting ID 995 1615 6974, passcode 638862.

Got something for the calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: 5 notes

(Lincoln Park photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

PATHFINDER FAREWELL: Continuing today, well-wishes are being collected for departing Pathfinder K-8 principal David Dockendorf and assistant principal Lisa Clayton – info’s in our Sunday story.

FERRY FARE/TUNNEL TOLL INCREASE PROPOSALS: These are part of the agenda for the Washington State Transportation Commission, meeting online 10 am-noon. Registration information is part of the agenda.

DEMONSTRATION: The weekly announcement from organizer Scott:

Black Lives Matter sign-waving

Tuesday, June 15, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Thursday, June 17, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Come build awareness & stimulate actions to tear down the systems that have oppressed Black lives for over 400 years on this continent. Hold signs, meet neighbors and stand for racial justice. Scott at Puget Ridge Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

WAGYU MEAT MARKET: 4-8 pm at Lady Jaye in The Junction (4523 California SW), you can buy Wagyu beef for home cooking and/or freshly grilled Wagyu cheeseburgers for takeout – details in this WSB story.

SEATTLE WRITES: Online drop-in circle for writers, 6 pm; free but registration required – our calendar listing explains how.

WEST SEATTLE MONDAY: 4 notes

(It’s Monday – you can do it! Photo by Jerry Simmons)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WOMEN’S PERSONAL SAFETY CLASS: Free online class at 3 pm for 14+. Details are in our calendar listing, including how to register.

BOOK DISCUSSION: At 6 pm online, Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, Ross Ishikawa, and Tom Ikeda discuss “We Hereby Refuse,” a graphic novel telling this story: “Japanese Americans complied when evicted from their homes in World War II — but many refused to submit to imprisonment in American concentration camps without a fight.” Free event presented by partners including the Seattle Public Library; registration required to get the link – our calendar listing explains how.

PIGEON POINT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: Meeting online at 7 pm with an agenda including the Port of Seattle and Sound Transit. See our calendar listing for the attendance link.

WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY: That’s today, so if you can donate, Bloodworks NW asks you to visit their website or call 800-398-7888 to make an appointment to donate.

Cranes arriving, and what else is happening on your West Seattle Sunday

(Saturday’s low tide, photographed by Lynn Hall)

What’s headed into Elliott Bay starts our list today. Those four big new cranes for Terminal 5 in West Seattle are due to arrive today aboard the heavy-lift vessel Zhen Hua 36. Right now the vessel is near Port Townsend – here is the MarineTraffic.com map. We’ll publish a separate story when it gets closer.

Also happening today:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Most local churches still offer online Sunday services (some offer in-person options too), so each week we compile the newest links for 20+ churches’ services, both streamed and recorded (and in one case, written).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Vegetables, fruit, flowers, cheese, meat, beverages, bread, more – something new each week at the Farmers’ Market, open 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (Enter at California/Alaska; pickups for online orders are at California/Oregon)

DELRIDGE GROCERY COOPERATIVE: Today’s the second Sunday you can shop for staples at the DGC store (5444 Delridge Way SW), 11 am-3 pm, as previewed here. Also, please take the DGC survey if you haven’t already.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Open 11 am-4 pm – need a tool to fix or improve something? (4408 Delridge Way SW)

LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: The low tide is again low enough for decent exploring, so Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists will be out 11:30 am-2:30 pm at Constellation and Lincoln Parks. Low tide is -1.9 feet at 1:30 pm.

PRIDE ART EXHIBIT: As previewed here, “The Divine: Beyond the Bounds of Queerness”= is at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery (9414 Delridge Way SW), open noon-6 pm.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Visit the home of West Seattle’s history today (noon-4 pm, 61st/Stevens).

SUNDAY RUN CLUB: It’s back at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), starting at noon – details in our calendar listing.

FREE TO-GO DINNER: White Center Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center. (9600 15th Ave SW)

Got something for our calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: 12 options

(Ever-evolving display at Lincoln Park, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

So much happening today/tonight! Here’s our list:

LITTLE FREE PANTRY & FOOD DRIVE: You’re invited!

Please join local Girl Scout Troop 45180 for their
Little Free Pantry Grand Opening and Food Drive
Saturday June 12, 10:00 am – Noon
Located at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
9131 California Ave SW
Benefiting those with food insecurity in the neighborhood as well as passersby.

THE DANCING COWBOY @ WYATT’S JEWELERS: Meet the artist and enjoy 20 percent savings today at Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) at Westwood Village. Open 10 am-6 pm.

DRIVEWAY ROCK & GEM SHOW: 10 am-4 pm, see/shop rocks, gems, minerals! (2009 SW Dakota)

SOUTH DELRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS: 11 am-3 pm in the courtyard at Hope Academy (9421 18th SW), it’s the debut of a brand-new farmers’ market, as previewed here.

VACCINATION POP-UP: Pop-up at/during the new Farmers’ Market – as previewed here – no appointment needed.

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 11 am at Memorial Stadium downtown; if you don’t have a ticket, don’t worry, you can watch here.

FURRY FACES FOUNDATION PLANT SALE: 11 am-4 pm, one more chance to shop this amazing array of plants while knowing your money’s going to help people and their pets stay together. 3809 46th SW; more info in our calendar listing.

MORE SALES: Check the WSB Community Forums!

LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: 11 am-2 pm, meet Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists at Constellation and Lincoln Parks. Low tide is out to -2 feet at 12:50 pm today.

BRIDGE CLEANUP: 1-3 pm, join Conrad in this community cleanup; meet at Marginal Place under the bridge. Details in our calendar listing.

CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 5 pm at Memorial Stadium downtown; if you don’t have a ticket, don’t worry, you can watch here.

IN THE HEART OPENING NIGHT: 5-11 pm, the New Orleans-inspired speakeasy-style bar behind Lika Love Boutique opens, starting with a ribbon-cutting celebration. (See our story about In The Heart here.)

Are we missing something? Text us – 206-293-6302 – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE FRIDAY: 5 notes

(Western Tanager, photographed in West Seattle by Mark Wangerin)

Five things happening on this cloudy Friday:

ALAIR’S COASTAL CLEARANCE SALE: As we reported two weeks ago, Alair Gift Shop (3270 California SW) is taking over the former Coastal Surf Boutique space next door and having a clearance sale before working to merge the spaces. Today’s the final day, 11 am-5 pm: “Everything is going to be 70% off,” says Alair proprietor Shandon Graybeal.

MORGAN JUNCTION PRIDE PARADE: 5 pm, all welcome to join the Pride mini-parade co-sponsored by Youngstown Coffee Company, HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Café, and Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA. Meet up at Morgan Junction Park (6413 California SW); more info in our preview.

VISCON CELLARS: Tastings, glasses, bottles available if you stop by the Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) tasting room 5-9 pm.

SEATTLE LUTHERAN HS GRADUATION: 7:30 pm, the Seattle Lutheran High School Class of 2021 celebrates commencement in the school gym. Invitation-only, but you can watch the livestream here.

FAUNTLEROY CHILDREN’S CENTER ONLINE AUCTION: Three more days to bid – through Sunday night. Links and details are in our Monday report.

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force, Art Walk, much more for your Thursday

(Photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor, from aboard the West Seattle Water Taxi)

A busy Tuesday list:

LAPS WITH LOU: Second and final day for the pandemic version of retired PE teacher Lou Cutler‘s annual fundraising laps at Pathfinder K-8 to help Make-A-Wish. No spectators this year but donations/pledges welcome – you can do that here.

LIGHT RAIL: The Sound Transit board’s System Expansion Committee meets online at 1:30 pm, with topics including the review of the dramatically increased cost numbers that are factoring into forthcoming “realignment” decisions, possibly delaying or downsizing West Seattle’s light-rail plan. The agenda includes info on how to watch/comment.

WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY TASK FORCE: 4 pm online, it’s the monthly meeting for updates on the bridge closure, repair plans, and related issues such as low-bridge access. Semi-new topic this time: Bridge-replacement planning. See the agenda here; watch the livestream here.

DEMONSTRATION: From organizer Scott:

Black Lives Matter sign-waving

Thursday June 10, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Come build awareness & stimulate actions to tear down the systems that have oppressed Black lives for over 400 years on this continent. Hold signs, meet neighbors, and stand for racial justice. Scott at Puget Ridge Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

SOCCER: West Seattle High School vs. Chief Sealth International HS in boys’ soccer, 4:30 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle).

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: More venues have in-person receptions this month, and the list of food/drink establishments supporting the Art Walk with specials has grown! 5 pm is the official start but at least one participant has an event starting earlier, so peruse the list of participants, artists, and locations in the official June Art Walk preview.

WORDS, WRITERS, SOUTHWEST STORIES: 6 pm online, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s speaker series presents Julie Harrison on “Sticky Subject: The History of Sugar.” Registration required to get the link.- go here.

GRADUATION: The first of four in the next three days for high schools in West Seattle – the first graduating class for this area’s only charter school, Summit Atlas, gets their diplomas at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), 6 pm. As with all of this year’s ceremonies, it’s by-invitation, limited spectators.

Something for our calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Fauntleroy Community Association meeting + what else is up for your West Seattle Tuesday

(Bee buzzes California Poppies, photographed by Jerry Simmons)

Here’s what’s happening for your Tuesday:

LAPS WITH LOU: Today and Thursday, it’s a pandemic-era edition of retired PE teacher Lou Cutler‘s annual fundraising laps at Pathfinder K-8 to help Make-A-Wish. No spectators this year but donations/pledges welcome – you can do that here.

FAUNTLEROY CHILDREN’S CENTER ONLINE AUCTION: Bidding continues around the clock through Sunday night – our Monday report has the backstory and how to participate.

CITY COUNCIL: The Public Safety and Human Services Committee, chaired by West Seattle/South Park Councilmember Lisa Herbold, meets online at 9:30 am. The agenda (which includes information on viewing and commenting) features two presentations related to reimagining public safety, including this report on “Realigning Seattle’s Criminal Legal System.”

DEMONSTRATION: One year ago this week, thousands of West Seattleites demonstrated for racial justice. One neighbor perseveres with twice-weekly streetcorner sign-waving. From organizer Scott:

Black Lives Matter sign-waving

Tuesday, June 8, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Thursday June 10, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Come build awareness & stimulate actions to tear down the systems that have oppressed Black lives for over 400 years on this continent. Hold signs, meet neighbors, and stand for racial justice. Scott at Puget Ridge Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

fAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: From crime to ferries, the FCA board has lots to talk about tonight – here’s the agenda. Community members are welcome at the 7 pm online meeting but pre-registration is required to get the link – do that here.

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 10+ possibilities!

(Photo by Brian Michel)

Good morning! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Most local churches still offer online Sunday services (some offer in-person options too), so each week we compile the newest links for 20+ churches’ services, both streamed and recorded (and in one case, written).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Vegetables, fruit, flowers, cheese, meat, beverages, lots more – something new each week at the Farmers’ Market, open 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (Enter at California/Alaska; pickups for online orders are at California/Oregon)

DELRIDGE GROCERY COOPERATIVE: Today’s the first Sunday you can shop for staples at the DGC store (5444 Delridge Way SW), 11 am-3 pm, as previewed here – and take the DGC survey if you haven’t already.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Open 11 am-4 pm – need a tool to fix or improve something? (4408 Delridge Way SW)

PRIDE ART EXHIBIT: As previewed here Friday, it’s opening weekend for “The Divine: Beyond the Bounds of Queerness”.

(Photo courtesy Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery)

The exhibit is at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery (9414 Delridge Way SW), open noon-6 pm.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Now open to the public! Visit the home of West Seattle’s history today (noon-4 pm, 61st/Stevens).

SUNDAY RUN CLUB: It’s back at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), starting at noon – details in our calendar listing.

CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm online, all welcome to this community meeting for updates on and/or questions/comments about West Seattle’s only tiny-house encampment. Video/phone connection info is in our calendar listing.

FREE TO-GO DINNER: White Center Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center. (9600 15th Ave SW)

LIVE MUSIC: At The Alley, behind 4509 California SW, two sets by the Triangular Jazztet, 8 pm and 9 pm.

Got something for our calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Mayoral forum, school tours, art, music, more for your West Seattle Saturday

(Mount Rainier and clouds on Friday, photographed by Jerry Simmons)

Options for your Saturday:

VACCINATION POP-UP: The mobile nurse-practitioner service Pliable is in High Point, offering first or second dose of Pfizer, or the one-dose J&J – at Neighborhood House High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW), 8 am-11:15 am. Make an appointment online by going here.

SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL TOURS: By appointment between 9 am and 3 pm today, Seattle Lutheran High School (4100 SW Genesee) is offering tours. Our calendar listing has the link and more info.

BEACH CLEANUP: Join Jessica and other West Seattle neighbors for the monthly Alki cleanup. Meet up at 10 am. Our calendar listing has info on where, plus how to RSVP.

MAYORAL FORUM: 11 am-1 pm, the 34th District Democrats host a forum for Seattle mayoral candidates; they say 9 of the 15 are expected to participate. All welcome to watch; here’s the link.

PRIDE ART EXHIBIT OPENS: As previewed here Friday, it’s opening day for “The Divine: Beyond the Bounds of Queerness” at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery (9414 Delridge Way SW), open noon-6 pm.

LIVESTREAMING FROM HPIC: Beef’s Prime Cuts presents Ron Weinstein Trio, 8 pm, live from Highland Park Improvement Club. Tune in at loudswell.com.

MYSTERY: Found at a school playground

From the “too unusual for the Lost/Found/Non-Pets section of the WSB Community Forums” department:

This was found in the Holy Rosary playground. Hat with red folder that contains helicopter landing notes. Name on it is Mackey. Call Holy Rosary if it’s yours. 206-937-7255

Notes for your West Seattle Tuesday

(Wisteria in bloom, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Three notes for today so far:

CITY COUNCIL: The regular week-starting full-council meetings are happening today, 1 day later than usual because of the holiday. 9:30 am “briefing” meeting agenda is here; 2 pm agenda is here (including police funding, utility-bill relief, more). Those agenda links include information on how to watch and/or comment.

LIBRARY HOURS EXPAND: Starting today, the only Seattle Public Library branch in West Seattle open for in-building services, Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), will expand hours to 10 am-6 pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays.

DEMONSTRATION: The weekly announcement from organizer Scott:

Black Lives Matter sign waving

Tuesday, June 1, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Thursday, June 3, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Come build awareness & stimulate actions to tear down the systems that have oppressed Black lives for over 400 years on this continent. Hold signs, meet neighbors, and stand for racial justice. Scott at Puget Ridge Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

Something for the calendar? Email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

OVER WEST SEATTLE: Safety concerns result in changes for pilots using Boeing Field

The photo is from local pilot Vlad Oustimovitch, taken the first time he flew a newly labeled departure route announced by the Federal Aviation Adeministration earlier this month for pilots using Visual Flight Rules while arriving at and departing from Boeing Field (officially King County International Airport) just east of West Seattle. (In the photo, that’s Alki Point toward the top, Schmitz Park near the bottom.)

He tipped us to the changes: The FAA says it canceled two previous routes and replaced them with “newly defined” routes, though its announcement and King County’s FYI stress that “The new routes follow existing air traffic flight tracks that are assigned by BFI ATCT [air-traffic-control tower] and no new areas will experience new air traffic overflights. The new VFR arrival and departure routes do not introduce air traffic to any new areas.”

The FAA says the changes were made to increase safety “by increasing separation between arrival and departure flows into (Boeing Field), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and Renton Municipal Airport.” The FAA says this is necessary because there have been some “Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) events involving VFR aircraft arriving and departing [Boeing Field].” To see the newly labeled arrival/departure routes, scroll through this FAA document below (or here):

Each route is labeled with the number of aircraft expected to use it daily. Oustimovitch says the main change he noticed was the addition of an Alki Point departure route, as shown in his photo above; he also sent this document that included the old routes.

Again, this change – which took effect two weeks ago – isn’t supposed to result in air traffic anywhere that you didn’t see or hear it before. But if you think you’re experiencing noise related to Boeing Field flights, here’s how to report that.

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: Here’s what’s up

(Photo by Machel Spence)

Good morning! Options for your Sunday:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Most local churches still offer online Sunday services (some offer in-person options too), so here are the newest links for 20+ churches.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, beverages, lots more – and berries top what’s new this week at the Farmers’ Market, open 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (Enter at California/Alaska; pickups for online orders are at California/Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Open 11 am-4 pm – need a tool to fix or improve something? (4408 Delridge Way SW)’

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Now open to the public! Visit the home of West Seattle’s history today (noon-4 pm, 61st/Stevens).

ONE LAST LOW-LOW TIDE: -2.5 feet at 2:37 pm, and you’ll find Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists at Lincoln and Constellation Parks, 12:45-3:45 pm.

FREE TO-GO DINNER: White Center Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center. (9600 15th Ave SW)

LIVE MUSIC: At The Alley, behind 4509 California SW, the Triangular Jazztet plays two sets tonight, 8 pm and 9 pm.

Got something for our calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

FOLLOWUP: Mystery solved, stolen keepsakes returned

Thanks to everyone who sends info if and when they find dumped-and-likely-stolen items, from bicycles to backpacks to mementos. There are reunions – like this one. The finder in this case wasn’t a WSB reader,, but when she told someone what she had found and that she hoped to get it back to whoever was missing it, WSB was suggested. After we published her report and photos – finding a bin of keepsakes and documents near West Seattle Stadium/Golf Course after she had visited to coach at a track meet – some readers found an obituary that almost certainly was related. One of the people named as survivors contacted us Friday, and we forwarded his info to finder Karen, who emailed this morning to report: “Success!! I called Harry Pierce yesterday and he picked up the bin last night. Their shed had been broken into and this was one of the items stolen. He was very grateful, as the memorabilia was irreplaceable.”

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Notes to start the weekend

(Friday photo by Jerry Simmons)

The holiday weekend begins!

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Alki Volleyball Association‘s Adult Open, 9 am-6 pm.

SALE DAY! Saturday means yard sales. Got some listed in the WSB Community Forums’ Freebies-Trades-Sales section:
-Arbor Heights (listing)
-Highland Park (listing)

EXPANSION SALE: As reported here last night, Alair Gift Shop (3270 California SW) is taking over the Coastal Surf Boutique space next door, starting with a sale today. Opens at 11 am.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: The home of West Seattle’s history is open to the public again – noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)

WEEKEND WINE: Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is open 1-6 pm for wine-tasting, glasses, and bottle sales. (5910 California SW)

LOW-LOW TIDE: 1:46 pm, one more chance to see a really low tide (-3.4 feet this time). Beach naturalists are at Constellation and Lincoln Parks for your questions, 11:45 am-3:45 pm.

ALKI BEACH FIRE RINGS: The park’s returned rings officially reopen for use at 4 pm today, according to Seattle Parks.

Something to add? Text us – 206-293-6302 – thank you!

Here’s how much property values have risen in 2 West Seattle neighborhoods

The King County Assessor’s Office says two more areas of West Seattle will get property-valuation notices soon. These are valuations as of January 1st of this year, which will be used for the tax bills that property owners will get next year. The Assessor’s Office announcement says, “Median residential property values rose by 9.2% in Fauntleroy, and by 8% in North Central West Seattle,” adding, “Data indicates that home sale prices and overall home values have risen sharply in most King County neighborhoods, despite the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. No one knew what to expect a little over a year ago when this public health emergency began. Now it is clear that a primary impact on property values has been caused by homeowners not wanting to sell at this time, leading to reduced supply and big price and value increases.” (You don’t have to wait for the postcard to arrive by mail – if your new valuation has been finalized, it’ll show up online; one way to look it up is to use the King County Parcel Viewer to check – once you’ve gotten to the page for your address, click through to the “property detail” page.)

WEST SEATTLE FRIDAY: Pre-holiday notes

(Peekaboo rainbow, photographed Thursday by Susanna Moore)

The holiday weekend is in sight! But first …

LOW-LOW TIDE: At 12:58 pm the tide will be way out, to -3.9 feet, again today, before the low tides start getting higher. Today volunteer Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists will be out at Constellation and Lincoln Parks 11 am-3 pm.

NEED FOOD? Grab-and-go drive-up/ride-up distribution outside Highland Park Elementary, 2-5 pm.

GET VACCINATED AT A BREWPUB: A city Mobile Vaccination Team will be at The Good Society (2701 California SW) 3-5 pm and Future Primitive (9832 14th SW) 5:45-8 pm. All three vaccines. Free beer or non-alcoholic beverage for those who get vaccinated.

(This morning’s sunrise, photographed by Lynn Hall)

SUNRISE/SUNSET: Just a few weeks until the shortest nights of the year. Tonight’s sunset is at 8:55 pm; tomorrow’s sunrise, 5:17 am.

West Seattle Transportation Coalition, suffrage history, quake readiness, low-low tide, more for your Thursday

(Northern Flicker – a woodpecker – photographed by Shaun McGaughey)

Quick look at what’s happening in the hours ahead:

LOW-LOW TIDE: As we’ve been mentioning, this week brings some of the summer’s lowest low tides. Today, it’s out to -3.9 feet at 12:11 pm. You’ll find Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists at Constellation and Lincoln Parks now through 2 pm.

LIGHT RAIL: The Sound Transit board’s monthly meeting starts at 1:30 pm online, with topics including an update on the move toward “realignment,” which could delay West Seattle light rail further. The agenda includes information on watching/listening/commenting.

DEMONSTRATION: Organizer Scott‘s twice-weekly Black Lives Matter sign-waving in support of racial justice continues 4:30-6:30 pm at 16th/Holden; signs available if you don’t have one to bring.

SUFFRAGE HISTORY: 6 pm online, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents ‘Pressing the System: How Newsprint Won Women the Right to Vote.” Panelists include your editor here. All welcome; go here to register to get the link.

EARTHQUAKE READINESS: 6 pm online, the first in a series of webinars with the city Office of Emergency Management, focused on not only how you can prepare but on what the city’s response role would be. Our calendar listing includes information on how to participate.

STATE LEGISLATORS: Our area’s Sen. Joe Nguyen, Rep. Eileen Cody, and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon talk with the West Seattle Democratic Women online at 6 pm. Registration was requested by last night but if you missed the announcement, try maryfisher1@comcast.net to request the link.

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 online, this month’s meeting features Hopelink – which provides transportation options such as DART shuttles – and SDOT with bridge-and-more updates. Our preview includes information on how to view/participate.

BINGO: 7 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), it’s your every-other-week chance to play bingo!

MYSTERY: Whose items are these, found dumped near the West Seattle Golf Course?

Maybe you can help reunite these items with the family they belong to. The photos and note are from Karen:

I live in Ravenna, but last Saturday was coaching at a track meet in West Seattle. I found a big bin of sentimental items hidden in the wooded area just west of the golf course. I’m hoping to find the owner of the items.

The bin included things like old family photos, a 1928 yearbook, sympathy cards, old newspaper articles, legal documents (e.g. sale of house, medical records). I haven’t been through every piece yet, but everything so far is dated 2004 or much earlier, so no useful contact info yet. It seems the items originally belonged to Harry Pierce, who was 90 in 2004.

She contacted police, but they couldn’t help, so she took the bin home for safekeeping. If you have a lead, please comment, or email us and we’ll connect you.

WEST SEATTLE WEDNESDAY: Dine-out fundraiser; HPAC shakes things up; low-low tide; more…

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(Black-Headed Grosbeak, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Here’s what’s happening in the hours ahead:

DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER: At Srivilai Thai (3247 California SW, 206-257-5171):

Today is the day is the day of the Admiral Co-op Preschool fundraiser at Srivilai Thai Cuisine restaurant in West Seattle! The fundraiser goes from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. so you could even have lunch AND dinner! The fundraiser is available for dine in or take out. For maximum convenience, you can order online. Please write “Admiral Co-op” on your receipt and Srivilai will donate 11% to our school.

LOW-LOW TIDE: 11:27 am today, the tide is out to -3.3. If you have questions about what you’re seeing, Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are at Constellation Park (3400 Beach Drive SW) and Lincoln Park (by Colman Pool) now through 1:30 pm.

WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES: Missed the systemwide online community meeting Tuesday (WSB coverage here)? 6 pm tonight, it’s an encore with the same presentation but a new chance for Q&A with WSF officials. Register here to get the link.

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AT HPAC: As previewed here, tonight’s spotlight topic at the monthly meeting for Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge’s community council is about being ready for an earthquake. The meeting’s at 7 pm online, and all are welcome – participation info is here.

MORE … in the WSB West Seattle (and online) Event Calendar!

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: Low-low tide,lunar eclipse, more…

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(Alki photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Here’s what’s happening on your Tuesday:

CITY COUNCIL: Still meeting online, with two committee meetings today. Police accountability is on the agenda for the 9:30 am meeting of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee; three bills affecting tenants and landlords are on the agenda for the 2 pm meeting of the Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee.

WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES MEETING: 11 am online, the first of two meetings for updates on, and community Q&A about, the ferry system. Go here to register to get the viewing link.

LOW-LOW TIDE: Today’s the first of six days with extra-low low tides – 10:44 am, -2.3 feet.

DEMONSTRATION: Organizer Scott‘s twice-weekly announcement:

Black Lives Matter sign waving

Tuesday, May 25, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Thursday, May 27, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Come build awareness & stimulate actions to tear down the systems that have oppressed Black lives for over 400 years on this continent. Hold signs, meet neighbors and stand for racial justice. Scott at Puget Ridge Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

LUNAR ECLIPSE: If you’re up at 4 am Wednesday – and if the sky clears – you can see a total lunar eclipse. Thanks to West Seattle skywatcher Alice Enevoldsen for the tip; along with the link she shared, here are the basics from Space.com.

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: Here’s what’s happening!

May 23, 2021 6:43 am
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(Fauntleroy Park, Saturday afternoon)

Good morning! Some options for your Sunday:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Every Sunday, we update our list of more than 20 local churches’ online Sunday services (some offer in-person options too), with the newest links – see it here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, beverages, lots more – something new every week this time of year at the Farmers’ Market, open 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (Enter at California/Alaska; pickups for online orders are at California/Oregon)

DINE OUT FOR GENESEE HILL ELEMENTARY: Announced by the Genesee Hill Elementary PTA:

Please join us for a Genesee Hill Elementary School fundraiser at Lady Jaye today! Genesee Hill will receive 20% of all purchases placed on this day. This includes takeout orders, dine-in (limited, reservation only), gift cards, and drinks. Please place your online order here. Thank you for supporting our school!

Lady Jaye, at 4523 California SW, is open 11 am-6:30 pm today.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Open 11 am-4 pm – need a tool to fix or improve something? (4408 Delridge Way SW)’

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Now open to the public again! Visit the home of West Seattle’s history today (noon-4 pm, 61st/Stevens).

COSTUMED BIKE PARADE: Put on a costume, get on your bike, and join the Alki Daze parade: “We’ll be leaving from 63rd and Alki at 2:00 pm Sunday. We’ll be riding in the street from 63rd to 54th and then continuing on the bike path to the Don Armeni boat launch on Harbor Ave. We will be practicing safe COVID 19 protocols as much as possible.”

FREE TO-GO DINNER: White Center Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center. (9600 15th Ave SW)

LIVE MUSIC: At The Alley, behind 4509 California SW, the Triangular Jazztet plays two sets tonight, 8 pm and 9 pm.

Got something for our calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!