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12 on the list for your West Seattle Wednesday

(Tuesday sunrise, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Here’s the list for the rest of today/tonight – just a reminder of what’s on our Event Calendar (where you’ll find even more for today and beyond):

LEARN ABOUT CYBERSECURITY: Free presentation in “Empowering Women Through Financial Literacy” series, presented by HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor), noon-1 pm, “lunch and learn” format (BYO lunch, beverages provided by HomeStreet) at West Seattle Realty (2715 California SW; WSB sponsor). Event info here.

HYPNOSIS FOR RESTFUL SLEEP: Free presentation 1-2:30 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon). RSVP requested.

FREE TODDLER GYM: 3-5 pm drop-in playspace at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).

‘DINE OUT’ AT OUNCES FOR ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: 4-9 pm, Friends of Roxhill Elementary partners with Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) in this “dine-out” fundraisr. Tell them you’re there for Roxhill!

FIX-IT WORKSHOP: Repair your broken item instead of replacing it! Weekly event, 5:30-7:30 pm at West Seattle Tool Library (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center).

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

TRIVIA x 4: Four places to play tonight. At 6 pm, Locust Cider (2820 Alki SW) offers triviaLarry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 7:30 pm … Quiz Night starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW) … and at 8:30 pm, trivia with Phil T at Talarico’s (4718 California SW).

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

HPAC TALKS BUSES, ‘HUM,’ MORE: As previewed here, you are invited to tonight’s 7 pm online meeting of the community coalition for Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge. Connection/call-in info is here.

PIANO MUSIC, ALL REQUESTS: 7-10 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 for West Seattle’s longest-running open mic. (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!

Pizza benefit, RainWise learning, running, bingo, more West Seattle Tuesday possibilities

(Photo by Thomas Bach: ‘Taken from Alki Ave looking across at Alki Point as the storm swept in’ Monday)

Mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here’s what’s scheduled for the rest of today/tonight:

FREE PLAYSPACE: Drop in Tuesday mornings 9 am-noon at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (42nd/Juneau).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The city asked us to remind you about this public-service opportunity:

Join the Equitable Development Initiative Community Advisory Board

The Equitable Development Initiative is extending an invitation to individuals rooted in communities facing a high risk of displacement and who are dedicated to addressing deep and persisting inequities. Prospective members are encouraged to apply and become a crucial part of shaping a more thriving Seattle. The priority deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2024. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered until all positions are filled. Compensation includes a monthly stipend of $60/hour, with a maximum of $300 for full participation. To apply, please visit the City’s Boards and Commissions website.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: The second meeting of the committee vice-chaired by District 1 Councilmember Rob Saka starts at 9:30 am. The focus is an overview of police accountability in Seattle. Here’s the agenda. You can watch live via Seattle Channel.

COFFEE, TEA, AND RESOURCES: Drop-in chat time at Neighborhood House High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW), 10-11 am.

CHESS CLUB: Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon). All levels welcome. (Questions? Email conwell@conwelld.net.)

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

PIZZA FUNDRAISER: 4-9 pm, dine at Proletariat Pizza in White Center (9622 16th SW) and mention Highland Park Elementary so HPE will get a share of the proceeds!

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

LEARN ASL: Free weekly classes, 6 pm at West Seattle’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4001 44th SW). Start any Tuesday night! Details in our calendar listing.

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

FREE TRACK RUN: Run with new (or not-so-new) friends! Meet at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) for this free weekly run at 6:15 pm.

LEARN ABOUT RAINWISE: If your neighborhood is eligible, you might be able to get a big rebate for making your home/yard RainWise! Be at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW) at 6:30 pm to find out all about it.

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! – Belle of the Balls Bingo hosted by Cookie Couture, 7 pm Tuesdays. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

TRIVIA X 4: Four places to play Tuesday nights – The Beer Junction (4711 California SW) now 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 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

OPEN MIC: 7 pm at Otter on the Rocks (4210 SW Admiral Way). 21+.

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

What are you planning? Are community members invited? Tell everyone via our event calendar – please email the info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

10 possibilities for February’s final West Seattle Sunday

(Camellia in West Seattle neighborhood, photographed by Jerry Simmons)

Here are highlights from the listings for today/tonight on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MINI-POLAR PLUNGE: 9 am every Sunday, you’re welcome to join a group plunge into Puget Sound off Alki – meet at Statue of Liberty Plaza (61st/Alki).

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meet at 9 am at rotating locations – today it’s Dough Joy Donuts (4310 SW Oregon).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market is open as usual between SW Alaska and SW Oregon on California, offering winter vegetables and fruit plus cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages (from cider to kombucha to beer/wine), nuts, candy, more! Here’s today’s vendor list.

CHOCOLATE BEER WEEK CONCLUDES: Last day of this special event at The Beer Junction (4511 California SW), which is open 11 am-10 pm today.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Need to borrow something for a home project? Visit the WSTL 11 am-4 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center)

ART EXHIBITION: Final day for 29-artist show at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery (9414 Delridge Way SW). Open today noon-4 pm.

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: 3 pm, the run at ArtsWest (4711 California SW) concludes with a change in plans due to an actor’s illness – an onstage reading will be presented instead, as explained here.

CLASSIC NOVELS (AND MOVIES) BOOK CLUB: 3 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), this month “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is the topic. Details in our calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE ART MONEY WORKSHOP: 6 pm at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW), an open invitation to “the region’s artists, talent buyers, brokers, music venues, promoters, event space managers, and municipalities to get insider information for how everyone can make great money in the arts.” Our calendar listing has the RSVP link.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: See and hear the Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8-10 pm.

Planning something that should be on our community event calendar – one-time or recurring? Please email us the info – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

26 notes for your West Seattle Saturday!

(Friday sunset at Alki, photographed by Misa Moore)

Welcome to the weekend! Here’s what’s in our Event Calendar listings for today/tonight:

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound lane closures on the 1st Avenue South Bridge, 6 am-noon.

FREE! GROUP RUN: Start your Saturday with this weekly West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW) group run! All levels welcome. Meet at the shop by 8 am.

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

POLAR PLUNGE + FOOD TRUCKS: 10 am-4 pm near the Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki), it’s two events in one – the Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Washington (you can still register – costume contest noon-ish, plunging at 1 pm), and a food truck festival (10 trucks expected!) and beer-tasting event (tickets required).

SSC GARDEN CENTER: Scheduled to be open 10 am-2 pm today: “The Garden Center at South Seattle College provides Landscape Horticulture students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of plants while gaining real-world retail experience. Plants available for sale are selected, propagated, grown and presented by students. Additional plants are brought in from local growers. (6000 16th Ave SW, north lot)

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, Community School of West Seattle (9450 22nd SW) welcomes your visit.

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.

LUNAR NEW YEAR LANTERN FESTIVAL: Final celebration of Lunar New Year is at the Seattle Chinese Garden (6000 16th SW, off South Seattle College‘s north lot), 11 am-3 pm – details here.

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

SATURDAY SOCIAL AT NEPENTHE: Noon-5 pm, drop in and hang out at Nepenthe – “Mini massage, sound healing and tarot sessions offered. Tea, coffee, and juices served.” (9447 35th SW)

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)

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

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS: Walk-in community clinic 1-4 pm at Community School of West Seattle (9450 22nd SW), ages 6 months and up.

LEARN TO MAKE CERAMIC EGGS: 1-3 pm at The Clay Cauldron (5214 Delridge Way SW) – check to see if there’s still room.

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Tasting room/wine bar open 1-6 pm, north end of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus.

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: The West Seattle High School boys play a state opening-round game this afternoon, 2 pm vs. Lincoln HS (Tacoma) at Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Circle SE). Get tickets here. (We’ll be there and will update the score quarterly via X.)

CHARLES PETERSON AT EASY STREET RECORDS: The photographer signs his Nirvana book, 7 pm. (4559 California SW)

AT KENYON HALL: 7 pm, pianist Ray Skjelbred (solo), reservation link in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

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

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Final weekend continues for the current play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

JOHN STEPHAN BAND: Live music! 8 pm at Poggie Tavern (4717 California SW)

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: West End Girls “drag extravaganza” at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm, all ages, advance tickets here.

BEATS: Saturday night DJ at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Go here to see who’s DJing tonight. (4547 California SW, alley side)

KARAOKE: Saturday night, sing at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW), starting at 10 pm, with Michael Van Fleet.

Planning a concert, open house, show, sale, event, walk, run, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? If the community’s welcome, your event belongs on our calendar! Please email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

10 possibilities for your West Seattle Friday

(Harbor Seal in the Duwamish River, photographed by Steve Bender)

Here are your Friday highlights, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Open 1-6 pm at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).

FREE TODDLER GYM: 3-5 pm at the Salvation Army Center (9050 16th SW).

RECONNECT SOUTH PARK: Coffee chat to find out/talk about the concept of reconnecting South Park, bisected by a freeway, 3-4 pm at the Duwamish River Community Hub (8600 14th Ave. S., South Park).

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room/wine bar open – wine by the glass or bottle – 5-9 pm at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor).

BLACK HISTORY SHAKES: That’s the centerpiece activity at 7 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center‘s late-night program. (2801 SW Thistle)

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Tonight, see and hear The Sound and The Fury at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, all ages, no cover.

SHOWCASE AT THE SPOT: Fridays are Live Artist Showcase nights at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), 7-10 pm.

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Final weekend for the current play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

DJ NIGHT AT REVELRY ROOM: Music 9 pm-1 am on Fridays! Tonight’s DJ is Grizz. (4547 California SW)

MAKE IT LOUD! Skate to live music at Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th SW), 9 pm-midnight, this week featuring Tomo Nakayama, Betsy Olson Band, Echo Ravine. $18 cover + $5 skate rental

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

The list for your West Seattle Thursday!

(Photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of your Thursday, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE PLAYSPACE: Drop-in space open at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (42nd/Juneau) until noon.

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Open 1-6 pm at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).

WEST SEATTLE UKULELE PLAYERS: All levels welcome to this weekly 1 pm gathering. Email westseattleukuleleplayerswsup@gmail.com for info on where they’re playing today.

HOW REAL ESTATE TRENDS AFFECT SENIOR LIVING: Free presentation at Village Green West Seattle (2615 SW Barton; WSB sponsor), 2 pm – please RSVP.

STRONG BODIES, STRONG BONES: 2:30 pm class at Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon).

HPCS FOOD-TRUCK VISIT: Every Thursday, 4-8 pm, Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW) gets a food-truck visit. Tonight it’s Paparepas.

FREE ECO-ARTS CLASS: 4-7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW) – drop in!

VISCON CELLARS: The West Seattle winery’s tasting room/wine bar is open 5-9 pm (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) for wine by the glass or bottle.

(added) DINE AND DONATE: Haymaker in The Junction (4706 California SW) is donating proceeds to the West Seattle Food Bank tonight. Open 5-10 pm.

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: The Seattle Public Schools board director for West Seattle/South Park, Gina Topp, hosts a community-conversation meeting online, 6-7 pm. Find the attendance link here.

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meet at Future Primitive Beer Bar (2536 Alki SW) at 6 pm for a 3-mile run – more in our calendar listing.

HIGHLAND PARK RUN CLUB: 6:30 pm, meet at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW) for a 3-mile run through the neighborhood.

DOG-PARK BRIEFING: This previously postponed item (including siting for West Seattle’s second off-leash area) is back on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Seattle Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners, 6:30 pm. UPDATE: Our previous link to attendance information turned out to be wrong. We asked Parks for correct information – here it is:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Feb 22, 2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners 2/22/24

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

zoom.us/j/91227156890?pwd=L1RvM3Y2azNEUTRJejJTNm9UNlJzQT09

Passcode: ParksNRec

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

+1 253 205 0468 US

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Webinar ID: 912 2715 6890
Passcode: 564353451

BLUES NIGHT: 6:30-9 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), every Thursday you can listen to the blues.

THURSDAY NIGHT TRIVIA: Burger Planet (9614 14th SW) in White Center now has Thursday night trivia at 7 pm – prizes!

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Final week for the current play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

WHO WAS KIT MARLOWE? Before the play – or, even if you’ve already been (or haven’t gone yet) – free discussion at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 6-7 pm. RSVP link is in our calendar listing.

Planning an event that should be on our calendar and in daily preview lists like this one? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Today’s West Seattle list!

(Photo by Rosalie Miller, who explains: “Trametes versicolor fungus on a decomposing stump in North Admiral”)

Here’s what’s up in the hours ahead:

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

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-noon, visit Alki Cooperative Preschool (6115 SW Hinds).

FREE TODDLER GYM: 3-5 pm drop-in playspace at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).

FIX-IT WORKSHOP: Repair your broken item instead of replacing it! Weekly event, 5:30-7:30 pm at West Seattle Tool Library (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center).

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

TRIVIA x 4: Four places to play tonight. At 6 pm, Locust Cider (2820 Alki SW) offers triviaLarry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 7:30 pm … Quiz Night starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW) … and at 8:30 pm, trivia with Phil T at Talarico’s (4718 California SW).

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Online this month. 6:30 pm program focuses on the war in Gaza, 7:30 pm meeting focuses on monthly business matters including candidate appearances – see agenda highlights here; register to view/participate here.

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

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

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups for 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!

State of the City, Firefighter Story Time, bingo, music, trivia, more for your West Seattle Tuesday

(Monday’s sunset photographed from Alki Pump Station 38 by Dan Ciske)

Here’s what’s scheduled for the rest of your West Seattle Tuesday, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE PLAYSPACE: Drop in Tuesday mornings 9 am-noon at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (42nd/Juneau).

CITY COUNCIL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: The second meeting of the committee chaired by District 1 Councilmember Rob Saka starts at 9:30 am. Scheduled topics include an update on what’s been funded so far by the Levy to Move Seattle. Here’s the agenda. You can watch live via Seattle Channel.

STATE OF THE CITY: Mayor Bruce Harrell delivers his midterm progress report at noon. You can watch live via Seattle Channel.

CHESS CLUB: Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon). All levels welcome. (Questions? Email conwell@conwelld.net.)

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: 2 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon).

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

FIREFIGHTER STORY TIME: 3:30 pm at Delridge Library (5423 Delridge Way SW), bring the kid(s) to meet firefighters and learn about safety.

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

LEARN ASL: Free weekly classes, 6 pm at West Seattle’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4001 44th SW). Start any Tuesday night! Details in our calendar listing.

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

FREE TRACK RUN: Run with friends old and new! Meet at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) for this free weekly run at 6:15 pm.

WEST SEATTLE TOASTMASTERS 832: “Improve your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills” at this online meeting, 6:30 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).

AKIRA GALAXY AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Live in-store show, free, all ages, 7 pm. (4559 California SW)

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

TRIVIA X 4: Four places to play Tuesday nights – The Beer Junction (4711 California SW) now 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 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

OPEN MIC: 7 pm at Otter on the Rocks (4210 SW Admiral Way). 21+.

BINGO AT TALARICO’S: You’re invited to 8 pm bingo every Tuesday. (4718 California SW)

What are you planning? Tell everyone via our event calendar – please email the info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 10 things to do

(Photo by Smithtwin, near White Center)

Here’s what’s on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MINI-POLAR PLUNGE: 9 am every Sunday, you’re welcome to join a group plunge into Puget Sound off Alki – meet at Statue of Liberty Plaza (61st/Alki).

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meet at 9 am at rotating locations – today it’s Highland Park Corner Store (7749 Highland Park Way SW).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market is open as usual between SW Alaska and SW Oregon on California, offering winter vegetables and fruit plus cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages (from cider to kombucha to beer/wine), nuts, candy, more! Here’s today’s vendor list.

SMALL BUSINESS POP-UP FAIR: While you’re at the Farmers’ Market, check out this market too, with local vendors selling a variety of items inside Jet City Labs (4547 California SW), 10 am-2 pm.

STORY TIME WITH BUOY: At West Seattle (Admiral) Library, meet the Seattle Kraken hockey team’s mascot. Doors open 10 am, story time is at 10:30, Buoy stays for meet-and-greet at 11. Free. (2306 42nd SW)

PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND SALE: Continuing today at Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska; WSB sponsor), lots of snow sports gear on sale – as shown here. The shop is open today 10 am-5 pm.

DONATION DRIVE: 11 am-3 pm, Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds) is looking for warm outerwear to help people in need stay warm through the remaining weeks of winter (and the chilly spring nights). See our preview for more on how you can help.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Need to borrow something for a home project? Visit the WSTL 11 am-4 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center)

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Third matinee for the new play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 3 pm – tickets here.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: See and hear the Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8-10 pm.

Planning something that we can include on our community event calendar – one-time or recurring? Please email us the info – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: 26 notes!

(Friday afternoon clouds, photographed by Hilda Burton)

Welcome to the weekend! Here’s what our Event Calendar listings suggest for today/tonight:

FREE! GROUP RUN: Start your Saturday with this weekly West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW) group run! All levels welcome. Meet at the shop by 8 am.

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

CARE FOR TREES ON LONGFELLOW CREEK: 10 am-1 pm volunteering event; meet at the Longfellow Creek Trail/Juneau.

PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND SALE: Continuing today at Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska; WSB sponsor), lots of snow sports gear on sale – as shown here. The shop is open today 10 am-6 pm.

(added) SWEET POP-UP: At Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW):

Lovely & Dapper Desserts + McCormick Jam Pop-Up @ HPCS

West Seattle’s own Lovely & Dapper Desserts will be at Highland Park Corner Store selling their delightful tin-can cakes. And they’re bringing friends and collaborators McCormick Jam Company with them – so swing by for some sweet treats!

SSC GARDEN CENTER: Scheduled to be open today:

We are open 10 am-2 pm on Fridays and Saturdays! We have all your indoor plant needs, with pots, advice and more! Plus, any last-minute winter outside plants you might need. The Garden Center at South Seattle College provides Landscape Horticulture students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of plants while gaining real-world retail experience. Plants available for sale are selected, propagated, grown and presented by students. Additional plants are brought in from local growers. Proceeds benefit Landscape Horticulture Program projects.The selection includes perennials, ground covers, shrubs, some annual edibles and flowers, as well as indoor plants. The Garden Center is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave 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.

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

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)

SHE MADE THE MAP: Artist Sonya Reasor is at Inner Alchemy (3043 California SW) 1-3 pm, selling and signing her popular West Seattle map.

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: Tasting room/wine bar open 1-6 pm, north end of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus.

MISSION’S FINAL NIGHT: As announced earlier this month, the Admiral restaurant/bar is closing permanently after tonight. You can dine/drink there one last time 4 pm-midnight. (2325 California SW)

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: The West Seattle High School boys play for the district title tonight, 6:30 pm vs. Eastside Catholic at Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Circle SE). Get tickets here.

BEER AND CHEESE TASTING: 7 pm at The Beer Junction (4511 California SW) – $45; go here to see if any tickets are left!

FULL LIFE CRISIS: West Seattle band heads a 7 pm slate at Tim’s Tavern in White Center (16th/98th), $15 at the door.

MUSIC AT THE COFFEEHOUSE: James Nason at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, no cover.

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

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Third weekend continues for the current play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

COMEDY AT GREAT AMERICAN DINER & BAR: 8 pm, semifinals of “Washington’s Funniest Mammal,” check here for tickets. (4752 California SW)

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: benefit at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm, $20 at the door, 21+.

BEATS: Saturday night DJ at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Go here to see who’s DJing tonight. (4547 California SW, alley side)

KARAOKE: Saturday night, sing at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW), starting at 10 pm, with Michael Van Fleet.

Planning a concert, open house, show, sale, event, walk, run, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? If the community’s welcome, your event belongs on our calendar! Please email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

The list for your West Seattle Friday

(Olympics this morning, photographed by Rick Cocker)

Friday highlights, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE TODDLER GYM #1: Happening now – Fridays 10 am-11:30 am, little ones and their caregivers are invited to open gym time at Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd).

PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND SALE: Continuing today at Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska; WSB sponsor), lots of snow sports gear on sale – as shown here. The store is open today

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Open 1-6 pm at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).

FREE TODDLER GYM #2: 3-5 pm at the Salvation Army Center (9050 16th SW).

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room/wine bar open – wine by the glass or bottle – 5-9 pm at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor).

BASKETBALL: West Seattle HS girls vs. Roosevelt, 5 pm district-tournament game at Bellevue College (tickets here).

(Olympics this morning, photographed by James Bratsanos)

OPEN MIC AT KENYON HALL: Tonight brings the monthly singer/songwriter open mic, signups at 6 pm, music at 6:30 pm, all ages, at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)

BLACK HISTORY T-SHIRT TRANSFER: That’s the centerpiece activity at 7 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center‘s late-night program. (2801 SW Thistle)

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Tonight it’s music performed by Jim Page and Kat Eggleston at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, all ages, no cover.

SHOWCASE AT THE SPOT: Fridays are Live Artist Showcase nights at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), 7-10 pm.

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: 7 pm at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), Juniper Honey, Justin Harden, Timothy Robert Graham. $10.

LIVE AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Sam Cobra, 7 pm. Free, all ages. (4559 California SW)

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Third weekend for the current play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

DJ NIGHT AT REVELRY ROOM: Music 9 pm-1 am on Fridays! Tonight’s DJ is Joey Roxville. (4547 California SW)

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

Alki Community Council, getting RainWise, creating art, more for your Thursday

(Leaf, photographed at South Seattle College Arboretum by Jay Speidell)

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of your Thursday, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Open 1-6 pm at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).

WEST SEATTLE UKULELE PLAYERS: All levels welcome to this weekly 1 pm gathering. Email westseattleukuleleplayerswsup@gmail.com for info on where they’re playing today.

DINE OUT FOR WEST SEATTLE LACROSSE CLUB: 2-10 pm, Beer Star and Zeeks Pizza in White Center (on the southwest corner of 16th SW and SW 98th) are donating a percentage of proceeds – tell them you’re there to support the West Seattle Lacrosse Club.

STRONG BODIES, STRONG BONES: 2:30 pm class at Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon).

HPCS FOOD-TRUCK VISIT: Every Thursday, 4-8 pm, Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW) gets a food-truck visit. Tonight it’s O.P.’S Meals on Wheels.

FREE ECO-ARTS CLASS: 4-7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW) – drop in!

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: In the boys’ 3A district tournament, West Seattle HS plays Rainier Beach at 5 pm at Bellevue College.

VISCON CELLARS: The winery’s tasting room/wine bar is open 5-9 pm (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) for wine by the glass or bottle.

WEST SEATTLE CREATIVE SOCIETY: Create watercolor, sketch, or color-pencil art in a supportive environment, 5:30 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

HOW TO GET RAINWISE: You might be eligible for a subsidized rain garden/cistern – our calendar listing has the link for checking eligibility and, if you are, attending an online webinar and contractor meetup at 6 tonight to learn more.

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meet at Future Primitive Beer Bar (2536 Alki SW) at 6 pm for a 3-mile run – more in our calendar listing.

HIGHLAND PARK RUN CLUB: 6:30 pm, meet at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW) for a 3-mile run through the neighborhood.

BLUES NIGHT: 6:30-9 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), every Thursday you can listen to the blues.

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm, as previewed here, you’re invited to the second meeting of the Alki Community Council‘s new era. Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds) or online.

THURSDAY NIGHT TRIVIA: Burger Planet (9614 14th SW) in White Center now has Thursday night trivia at 7 pm – prizes!

YOGA: Kundalini Yoga with Maari Falsetto, 7 pm at Move2Center(3618 SW Alaska), $28.

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Third week begins for the current play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

Planning an event that should be on our calendar and in daily preview lists like this one? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Poetry, history, running, music, trivia, more on the list for your West Seattle Wednesday

(That’s Skidoo, “rocking his Valentine’s Day duds,” photo just sent by Mindy)

A belated edition of the list for the rest of today/tonight – just a reminder of what’s on our Event Calendar (where you’ll find even more for today and beyond):

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION: 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon), “In the Shadow of Reconstruction: A Portrait of Northwest Black Pioneers” with Maisha Barnett – RSVP requested.

FREE TODDLER GYM: 3-5 pm drop-in playspace at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).

FIX-IT WORKSHOP: Repair your broken item instead of replacing it! Weekly event, 5:30-7:30 pm at West Seattle Tool Library (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center).

LAKE WASHINGTON PT TALK = FREE GROUP RUN: Meet at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) – first for the Lake Washington Physical Therapy (WSB sponsor) sports-medicine talk at 6 pm, then for the weekly free group run!.

TRIVIA x 4: Four places to play tonight. At 6 pm, Locust Cider (2820 Alki SW) offers triviaLarry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 7:30 pm … Quiz Night starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW) … and at 8:30 pm, trivia with Phil T at Talarico’s (4718 California SW).

(California Scrub-jay, by Jerry Simmons)

POETRYBRIDGE: This month’s gathering at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) celebrates the group’s 14th anniversary – pie at 6:30 pm, poetry (with featured readers and community mic) at 7.

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

VALENTINE’S KICKBACK: Activities for teens, 7 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center (2801 SW Thistle).

LISTENING EVENT: 7 pm at Easy Street Records (4559 California SW), listen to Idles‘ new album TANGK. Giveaways and freebies!

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

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups for 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!

Fauntleroy Community Association, West Seattle Women Entrepreneurs, Devotchka, more on the list for your Tuesday

(View from Solstice Park, photographed earlier this winter by Paul Woloshin)

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

FREE PLAYSPACE: Drop in Tuesday mornings 9 am-noon at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (42nd/Juneau).

MEET THE CHIEFS: The year’s first meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, 9:30 am, features the chiefs of all three city public-safety departments (SPD, CARE, SFD) giving overviews to the councilmembers. Here’s the agenda. You can watch live via Seattle Channel.

ART & CRAFT FELLOWSHIP: Drop in at West Side Presbyterian Church (3601 California SW), 10 am-noon. “Bring your paints, collage materials, jewelry findings, knitting, sewing or craft supplies and join others in creative endeavors. Be encouraged and encourage others!”

CHESS CLUB: Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon). All levels welcome. (Questions? Email conwell@conwelld.net.)

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

GARMIN Q&A NIGHT: 5-6 pm at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor).

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

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: New time – 6 pm – in the conference room at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW). Online option too – register at fauntleroy.net/meetings. Here’s the agenda.

WEST SEATTLE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: New meetup group, explained here. 6 pm at West Seattle Coworking (9030 35th SW; WSB sponsor) – RSVP here.

LEARN ASL: Free weekly classes, 6 pm at West Seattle’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4001 44th SW). Start any Tuesday night! Details in our calendar listing.

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

FREE TRACK RUN: Run with friends old and new! Meet at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) for this free weekly run at 6:15 pm.

BASKETBALL POSTSEASON: Both West Seattle High School teams play at Sammamish HS in Bellevue tonight as the district tournament continues – girls vs. Lake Washington at 6:30 pm, boys vs. Bellevue at 8 pm.

34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS: Monthly meeting, 6:30 pm at The Grove (3518 SW Alaska), all welcome.

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).

DEVOTCHKA AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Live in-store show, free, all ages, 7 pm. (4559 California SW)

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

TRIVIA X 4: Four places to play Tuesday nights – The Beer Junction (4711 California SW) now 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 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

BINGO AT TALARICO’S: You’re invited to 8 pm bingo every Tuesday. (4718 California SW)

What are you planning? Tell everyone via our event calendar – please email the info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

From trivia to meditation, here’s today’s West Seattle list

(Looking south from Constellation Park on Sunday – photo by Thomas Bach)

Here’s what’s on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of this midwinter Monday:

WEST SEATTLE BASEBALL DEADLINE: Today’s the deadline to register for the upcoming season – details here.

CITY COUNCIL BRIEFING MEETING: 2 pm at City Hall, the weekly meeting in which councilmembers talk about their plans for the week ahead. Also planned today: An update on the State Legislature’s ongoing session. Here’s the agenda. Watch live via Seattle Channel.

TODDLER GYM PLAYTIME: Free indoor drop-in playspace 3-5 pm at the Salvation Army Center. (9050 16th SW).

ART SALON: 4-6 pm at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), “a monthly gathering of artistic, creative people interested in drawing, painting, printing, journaling, collaging, and other creative pursuits.” More info here.

GET CRAFTY: 6-10 pm, Monday brings “Crafting and Creativity Night” at The Missing Piece (9456 35th SW), info here.

D&D: Open D&D starts at 6:30 pm at Meeples Games (3727 California SW), all welcome, first-time players too. $5.

MONDAY NIGHT TRIVIA! Three options tonight – 7 pm at The Good Society (California/Lander); 7 and 8 pm Sporcle Pub Quiz at Three 9 Lounge (4505 39th SW); 7:30 pm with QuizFix at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW)

MEDITATION IN FAUNTLEROY: Free weekly Zen sitting/meditation at the chapel at Fauntleroy UCC (9140 California SW), 7 pm-8:30 pm.

MEDITATION ON ALKI: The Alki Dharma Community invites you to Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds) for meditation. 7 pm.

MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: Live music with The Westside Trio, 8 pm at The Alley (behind 4509 California SW), 21+, no cover.

KARAOKE: 9 pm, Monday night karaoke at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW).

Have a West Seattle/White Center event to add to our calendar and/or Holiday Guide? Please send info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Family Disco Party, free pre-Mardi Gras lunch/concert, more for your West Seattle Sunday

(Traffic camera at California/Alaska)

It’s that one day of the year when one football game gets massive attention. But there’s more happening today than football, commercials, snacks, and drinks. Here’s what’s on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meet at 9 am at rotating locations – today it’s Natalie’s on Alki (2532 Alki SW).

FAMILY DISCO PARTY: Be part of the first-ever all-ages Family Disco Party presented by West Seattle Cooperative Preschools, with a DJ and (foam) glow sticks! 10 am-11 am at Brockey Center on the south end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus. The aim is to “get the wiggles out before The Big Game,” organizers say. $10 per person 1 year old and up – tickets available online. Campus café open before, during, and after for coffee and treats!

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market is open as usual between SW Alaska and SW Oregon on California, offering winter vegetables and fruit as well as cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages (from cider to kombucha to beer/wine), nuts, candy, more! Here’s today’s vendor list.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Need to borrow something for a home project? Visit the WSTL 11 am-4 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center)

FREE ‘FAT SUNDAY’ LUNCH AND CONCERT: Don’t wait until Tuesday to celebrate – Admiral Church invites you over for a free New Orleans-style lunch and jazz concert, starting at 11:30 am. (4320 SW Hill)

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Second matinee for the new play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 3 pm – tickets here.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: See and hear the Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8-10 pm.

Planning something that belongs on our calendar – one-time or recurring? Please email us the info – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Camp Long celebration, basketball battles, pancake pop-up, more for your West Seattle Saturday

(Winter blooms, photographed by Tom Trulin)

As your weekend kicks off, here’s our list of today/tonight possibilities in West Seattle, mostly from our event calendar:

FREE! GROUP RUN: Start your Saturday with this weekly West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW) group run! All levels welcome. Meet at the shop by 8 am.

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

PANCAKE POP-UP: Sample savory Chilla pancakes and buy the mix, during the Ojaswe pop-up at Delridge Grocery Cooperative (5444 Delridge Way SW), 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

SSC GARDEN CENTER: Scheduled to be open today:

We are open 10 am-2 pm on Fridays and Saturdays! We have all your indoor plant needs, with pots, advice and more! Plus, any last-minute winter outside plants you might need. The Garden Center at South Seattle College provides Landscape Horticulture students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of plants while gaining real-world retail experience. Plants available for sale are selected, propagated, grown and presented by students. Additional plants are brought in from local growers. Proceeds benefit Landscape Horticulture Program projects.The selection includes perennials, ground covers, shrubs, some annual edibles and flowers, as well as indoor plants. The Garden Center is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave 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.

CAMP LONG CELEBRATION: The new south gate to Camp Long (29th/Brandon) in honor of longtime director Sheila Brown will be officially dedicated and celebrated today at 11 am – ribbon-cutting, music, refreshments, more.

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

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)

ALSO AT THE CENTER: 1-3 pm, Vietnamese New Year celebration with flag-raising and lion dance, all welcome.

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

MATRESCENCE MINI-RETREAT: For relatively new moms. 1-4 pm – registration required – at Limber Yoga (35th/Kenyon).

VALENTINE AFTERNOON TEA: 1 pm at My NecessiTea (3237 California SW) – reservations required (check to see if they’re accepting any last-minute).

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Tasting room/wine bar open 1-6 pm, north end of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus.

TREAD-A-THON: Fundraiser for new West Seattle Girls’ Water Polo team. 3-5 pm at Medgar Evers Pool, which is in the Central District, but you can support them without being there – our preview explains how.

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Two must-win district-tournament games tonight for the West Seattle High School basketball teams – both at home, both hoping to pack the gym with a cheering crowd. The girls play Bishop Blanchet at 5:30, and the boys face undefeated-in-league-play Roosevelt at 7 pm – your ticket’s good for both games; buy here. (3000 California SW)

MUSIC AT THE COFFEEHOUSE: John Shaw at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, no cover.

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

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Second weekend continues for the newest play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: Fast Nasties, Sugar Bones, Black Bird Collective at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm, $10.

BEATS: Saturday night DJ at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Go here to see who’s DJing tonight. (4547 California SW, alley side)

KARAOKE: Saturday night, sing at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW), starting at 10 pm, with Michael Van Fleet.

Planning a concert, open house, show, sale, event, walk, run, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? If the community’s welcome, get your event on our calendar! Please email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Nighttime low-tide walk, shows, treats, more for your West Seattle Friday!

(Moss in North Admiral – photo by Rosalie Miller)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here are highlights for the rest of your Friday:

FREE TODDLER GYM #1: Happening now – Fridays 10 am-11:30 am, little ones and their caregivers are invited to open gym time at Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd).

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Open 1-6 pm at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).

FREE TODDLER GYM #2: 3-5 pm at the Salvation Army Center (9050 16th SW).

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room/wine bar open – wine by the glass or bottle – 5-9 pm at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor).

FOOD POP-UP: Lovely and Dapper Desserts sends word that they’re one of three vendors popping up tonight, 5-10 pm, at The Nook (2206 California SW).

MX MATCH AT KENYON HALL: A Dating Game“-style edition of Kenyon Hall Cabaret drag this month, 7 pm, all ages, reservations here. (7904 35th SW)

BLACK HISTORY BINGO FOR TEENS: 7 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center‘s late-night program. (2801 SW Thistle)

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Tonight it’s the Songwriters’ Showcase at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, all ages, no cover.

SHOWCASE AT THE SPOT: Fridays are Live Artist Showcase nights at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), 7-10 pm.

LIVE AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Billy and the Dreamboats, 7 pm. Free, all ages. (4559 California SW)

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Second weekend for the new play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

NEW MOON SOUND BATH: Presented by Inner Alchemy’s Maari Falsetto at Move2Center (3618 SW Alaska), 7:30 pm. $35, book here.

LOW-TIDE WALK: Just got word of this Seattle Aquarium-presented event, 8-10 pm:

Spend an evening exploring the beach at low tide! Our naturalists will be at Charles Richey Sr. Viewpoint tonight, February 9, 8-10 pm to help you learn about our amazing intertidal neighbors, like moonglow anemones, under the moon light This is a free, drop-in program open to all ages. No registration required. We recommend bringing a bright flashlight or headlamp, layering up to stay warm, and wearing shoes that have a good grip and can get wet. For more information visit our website or call (206) 693-6281.

The viewpoint is also known as Constellation Park – corner. of 63rd and Beach Drive.

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: 8 pm at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), MAD Cutaways, Starter Baby, Leo Leo. $10.

DJ NIGHT AT REVELRY ROOM: Music 9 pm-1 am on Fridays! Tonight’s DJ is Lady Coco. (4547 California SW)

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

Art Walk and more for your West Seattle Thursday

We begin today’s list with tonight’s biggest event – West Seattle Art Walk! Here’s the list/map for the winter participants:

5 pm “until late,” dozens of venues all over the peninsula are participating – with art, and/or artist receptions, and/or food and drink specials. Here’s the mega-preview on the Art Walk website. Other notes:

Seven previews including WSAW director Mia Manzulli‘s recommended highlights, including the 10-artist Alki Arts (6030 California SW; WSB sponsor) “reunion show”
Art and music at Easy Street Records, featuring Brent Amaker and The Rodeo (event at 6 pm, music at 7 pm) with “easy beginner-friendly fiber art plant hanging kits”
Jet City Cauldron Pop-Up Shop with multiple makers, including Lora Radford (4547 California SW)
-Photographer Jamie Kinney, often featured on WSB, is showing his images at Windermere West Seattle (4526 California SW)

WSB is a community co-sponsor of the West Seattle Art Walk.

Now – the other highlights for today/tonight (with even more on our Event Calendar):

FREE INDOOR PLAYSPACE: Open until noon, drop in at the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (42nd/Juneau).

NAVIGATING MEDICARE: Independent broker Patrice Lewis helps you figure it all out in her presentation at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon), 11 am.

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Open 1-6 pm at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).

WEST SEATTLE UKULELE PLAYERS: All levels welcome to this weekly 1 pm gathering. Email westseattleukuleleplayerswsup@gmail.com for info on where they’re playing today.

HPCS FOOD-TRUCK VISIT: Every Thursday, 4-8 pm, Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW) gets a food-truck visit. Tonight it’s Seoul Bowl.

FREE ECO-ARTS CLASS: 4-7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW) – drop in!

VISCON CELLARS: The winery’s tasting room/wine bar is open 5-9 pm (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) for wine by the glass or bottle. Tonight, art too, as part of the West Seattle Art Walk.

STEM K-8 OPEN HOUSES: Two open houses at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 – 5:30-6:30 pm for prospective elementary school families, 6:45-7:30 for prospective middle-school families. (5950 Delridge Way SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, SOUTHWEST STORIES: Tonight, the monthly online speaker series presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society features Nancy Koppleman on “The Oldest Hatred: Coming to Terms with Antisemitism,” 6 pm. RSVP here to get the link.

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meet at Future Primitive Beer Bar (2536 Alki SW) at 6 pm for a 3-mile run – more in our calendar listing.

HIGHLAND PARK RUN CLUB: 6:30 pm, meet at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW) for a 3-mile run through the neighborhood.

BLUES NIGHT: 6:30-9 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), every Thursday you can listen to the blues.

YOGA: Kundalini Yoga with Maari Falsetto, 7 pm at Move2Center (3618 SW Alaska), $28.

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Second week begins for the newest play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

Planning an event that should be on our calendar and in daily preview lists like this one? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

13 possibilities for your West Seattle Wednesday

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(Today’s sunrise, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Here’s our list for the rest of today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (where you can look ahead any time):

ALKI CO-OP BOOK FAIR: Shop through Sunday (February 11) at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW) and say you’re there to support Alki Cooperative Preschool, which will benefit from a percentage of the sale.

TODDLER READING TIME: And here’s another reason to visit the shop – weekly toddler reading time! 10:30 am Wednesdays at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW).

SENIOR CENTER HAIRCUTS BY TALIA: Call to see if any appointments are open before Talia‘s visit to the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon), 2-4 pk.

FREE TODDLER GYM: 3-5 pm drop-in playspace at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).

FIX-IT WORKSHOP: Repair your broken item instead of replacing it! Weekly event, 5:30-7:30 pm at West Seattle Tool Library (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center).

LEARN ABOUT SKI/SNOWBOARD WAXING: More fun on the slopes if you take care of your gear! 6 pm class at Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska; WSB sponsor) – info and registration link are in our calendar listing.

COUNCILMEMBER SPEAKS WITH KIWANIS: 6 pm at Great American Diner & Bar (4752 California SW), City Councilmember Rob Saka talks with the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle. If you didn’t get to RSVP in advance, check to see if there’s room – our preview includes contact information.

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

TRIVIA x 5: Five places to play tonight. At 6 pm, Locust Cider (2820 Alki SW) offers trivia7 pm trivia at Burger Planet (9614 14th SW, White Center) … Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 7:30 pm … Quiz Night starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW) … and at 8:30 pm, trivia with Phil T at Talarico’s (4718 California SW).

GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY TOUR: 6:30 pm, prospective Gatewood Elementary families are invited to visit. Meet in the library. (4320 SW Myrtle)

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

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

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups for 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!

West Seattle Bike Connections, pizza for preschoolers, more on the list for your Tuesday

(Alki on a recent windy day – photo by James Bratsanos)

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

FREE PLAYSPACE: Drop in Tuesday mornings until noon at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (42nd/Juneau).

ART & CRAFT FELLOWSHIP: Drop in at West Side Presbyterian Church (3601 California SW) until noon. “Bring your paints, collage materials, jewelry findings, knitting, sewing or craft supplies and join others in creative endeavors. Be encouraged and encourage others!”

CHESS CLUB: Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon). All levels welcome. (Questions? Email conwell@conwelld.net.)

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

DINE OUT FOR ALKI CO-OP PRESCHOOL: 4-9 pm at Mioposto (2141 California SW), drop in and tell them you’re supporting Alki Co-op. Takeout too (but not via DoorDash).

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

LEARN ASL: Free weekly classes, 6 pm at West Seattle’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4001 44th SW). Start any Tuesday night! Details in our calendar listing.

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

FREE TRACK RUN: Run with friends old and new! Meet at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) for this free weekly run at 6:15 pm.

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: You’re invited to WSBC’S 6:30 pm online meeting at High Point Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW) – our calendar listing has info.

TOASTMASTERS 832: You’re invited to their 6:30 pm online meeting – our calendar listing has RSVP info so you can get the link.

OPEN CHOIR REHEARSAL: Interested in singing with a choir? The Boeing Employees Choir – not limited to Boeing employees – rehearses in West Seattle, 6:30 pm at American Legion Post 160 (3618 SW Alaska), and you’re invited to drop in.

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! – Belle of the Balls Bingo hosted by Cookie Couture, 7 pm Tuesdays. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

TRIVIA X 3: Three places to play Tuesday nights – 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 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

BINGO AT TALARICO’S: New, 8 pm bingo every Tuesday. (4718 California SW)

What’s ahead? Preview it via our event calendar – and if you have something to add, please email the info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

10 possibilities for your West Seattle Monday

February 5, 2024 10:03 am
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(Kite-surfing off Alki – Sunday photo by Javier Fosado)

Here’s what’s on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for this afternoon/evening:

SEED GIVEAWAY SURVEY: Today’s the deadline to reply to this quick survey for the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s program to give away seed packets to parents and teachers, so kids can learn about growing food.

CITY COUNCIL BRIEFING MEETING: 2 pm at City Hall, the weekly meeting in which councilmembers talk about their plans for the week ahead. Also planned today: An introduction to this year’s budget process. Here’s the agenda. Watch live via Seattle Channel.

TODDLER GYM PLAYTIME: Free indoor drop-in playspace 3-5 pm at the Salvation Army Center. (9050 16th SW).

‘PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING 101’: Join parents, teachers, and others from around West Seattle at this free educational event starting at 6 pm at Genesee Hill Elementary (5013 SW Genesee), as previewed here. Child care available.

GET CRAFTY: 6-10 pm, Monday brings “Crafting and Creativity Night” at The Missing Piece (9456 35th SW), info here.

D&D: Open D&D starts at 6:30 pm at Meeples Games (3727 California SW), all welcome, first-time players too. $5.

MEDITATION IN FAUNTLEROY: Free weekly Zen sitting/meditation at the chapel at Fauntleroy UCC (9140 California SW), 7 pm-8:30 pm.

MEDITATION ON ALKI: The Alki Dharma Community invites you to Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds) for meditation. 7 pm.

MONDAY NIGHT TRIVIA! Three options tonight – 7 pm at The Good Society (California/Lander); 7 and 8 pm Sporcle Pub Quiz at Three 9 Lounge (4505 39th SW); 7:30 pm with QuizFix at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW)

MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: Live music with The Westside Trio, 8 pm at The Alley (behind 4509 California SW), 21+, no cover.

KARAOKE: 9 pm, Monday night karaoke at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW).

Have a West Seattle/White Center event to add to our calendar and/or Holiday Guide? Please send info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 10 highlights

(Photo by Dan Stegner)

Sunday’s here, and our calendar has these 10 highlights for the hours ahead:

ANIMATED ANNIVERSARY, DAY 2: The Animated Café pink coffee-and-more trailer is celebrating two years in business all weekend, with balloons and “$2 off for anyone who comes dressed up in a fun animated-themed outfit.” Open 9 am-3 pm today. (4518 Fauntleroy Way SW)

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meet at 9 am at rotating locations – today it’s Caffe Ladro (7011 California SW).

WEST SEATTLE BEE GARDEN NEEDS YOU: 10 am-noon, help out as the Bee Garden looks ahead to spring! (Graham/Lanham)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market is open as usual between SW Alaska and SW Oregon on California, offering winter vegetables and fruit as well as cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages (from cider to kombucha to beer/wine), nuts, candy, more! Here’s today’s vendor list.

SUNDAY SMALL BIZ POP-UP MARKET: While you’re at the Farmers’ Market, detour into Jet City Labs (4547 California SW) 10 am-2 pm to browse small local businesses selling their creations.

LOCAL COMPANY AT REMODELING EXPO: If you’re going to the Northwest Remodeling Expo downtown (11 am-5 pm at the Convention Center, 705 Pike), look for longtime WSB sponsor Potter Construction.

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: First matinee for the new play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 3 pm – tickets here.

MUSICIANS FOR THE WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK: 3-5 pm, music at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) – bring money and/or nonperishable food to support their donation drive for the WSFB.

DRAG BINGO: 5:30 pm at The Locöl (7902 35th SW), free, 21+.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: See and hear the Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8-10 pm.

Planning something that belongs on our calendar – one-time or recurring? Please email us the info – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!