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What you should know on this West Seattle Saturday

Photographed by David Hutchinson at Don Armeni Boat Ramp, that’s a “young harbor seal (nicknamed ‘Tubby’ for his good body weight) that Seal Sitters has been monitoring recently, seen cruising along the shoreline of Elliott Bay. Tubby would be one of last year’s ‘pups,’ born in the summer so would be approximately 6 or 7 months old. Harbor seals spend only 4 – 6 weeks with their mothers before having to face life on their own.” Here on shore, here’s what you should know about today:

ROAD CLOSURE: Sylvan Way is scheduled for closure 7:30 am-5 pm today and tomorrow while Seattle Public Utilities works on a drainage project. Metro Route 128 will be rerouted (info here). If you’re driving, the next direct route between 35th and Delridge is SW Holden.

JUNCTION PAID PARKING: This is the second day you’ll have to pay in what had been the four free West Seattle Junction lots (just south of SW Oregon off 44th and 42nd, on the southeast corner of 42nd and Alaska, and off 44th just north of Edmunds). You can use the new machines or pay by phone.

LOW BRIDGE TICKETING: This is the first weekend since the enforcement cameras were turned on for the Low Bridge, with $75 tickets for unauthorized low-bridge users between 5 am and 9 pm, 7 days a week – revisit the rules here.

STORY STONE CONTEST #2: The next Save The Stone Cottage contest is today – on Twitter:

CURBSIDE LIBRARY SERVICE: Curbside pickup is available at High Point’s Seattle Public Library branch noon-6 pm Saturdays. (3411 SW Raymond)

(Thursday night sunset, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

SUNSET: 4:46 pm.

What’s ahead for a busy West Seattle Tuesday

(Photo sent by Arlene Rubin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

PORT COMMISSION MEETING: Noon online, the Seattle Port Commission meets. See the agenda, with viewing/commenting links, by going here.

MAYOR’S VACCINATION BRIEFING: Announced this morning – happening online at 12:15 pm:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins, Dr. Michele Andrasik of Fred Hutch, and Councilmember Lisa Herbold will discuss the City of Seattle’s initial vaccination efforts. The City’s initial actions will focus on reaching residents and health care workers eligible to receive the vaccine in adult family homes not served by federal programs. Seattle Channel will live stream the press conference at seattlechannel.org/watch-live.

DEMONSTRATION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: From organizer Scott:

Black Lives Matter sign-waving

Tuesday, January 12, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Thursday January 14, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Come show support for BLM and ending systemic racism. Hold signs, meet neighbors and stand for racial justice. Scott at PR Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

WESTSIDE SCHOOL INFORMATIONAL EVENT: Online at 6 pm, learn about lower-school learning at Westside School (WSB sponsor), with applications for next year due later this week. Our calendar listing includes information on how to register to attend.

HOPE PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Online at 6 pm, Hope Lutheran School will have an open house for prospective preschool parents. The registration link, and more information, can be found in our calendar listing.

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Online at 7 pm, FCA’s monthly board meeting is open to community members. The agenda includes results of the recent every-two-years community survey. Go here to register to attend.

FYI: Your federal ‘check’ might arrive as a debit card

After all these years asking questions for a living, we tend to be skeptical. So when a VISA card arrived in the postal mail today, from a non-government sender but claiming to be our federal “economic impact payment,” we had to do some research before we believed it. But yes, we learned via finding this news release, it’s for real.

We’re sharing this just in case we’re not the only ones who missed the news that the $600 “checks” might actually arrive as cards. If you get one, be sure you read the fine print that accompanies it – you’ll be charged, for example, if you withdraw the payment as cash in multiple installments (first withdrawal, the fee is waived).

P.S. If something else has you wondering about a pandemic-related scam, you can check here for alerts.

What’s up for your West Seattle Sunday

(Photo by Arlene Rubin)

Notes for your Sunday:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Our list of more than 20 local churches’ Sunday online services (with a few also offering in-person options), with the latest links, is here.

SURVEY DEADLINE: If your household includes a student eligible for returning to Seattle Public Schools in-person learning, today’s the deadline for returning the survey about whether you plan to.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, the market’s open. 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)

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: Notes to start the weekend

(Alki Lighthouse, photographed Friday by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

A few notes to start our Saturday:

ROAD WORK TODAY: As previewed Friday, work is scheduled today at 35th/Trenton and at two spots on the Delridge corridor.

HEALTH SERVICES AND MORE: Big outdoor event in the parking lots at Highland Park Elementary (1012 SW Trenton), 10 am-2 pm – flu shots, COVID testing, health-insurance enrollment, more. All welcome.

CLICK!’S BACK: Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) is back from winter break, open 11 am-6 pm today. (4540 California SW)

LIBRARY PICKUPS: The Seattle Public Library‘s High Point branch is open for curbside pickups noon-6 pm today (3411 SW Raymond).

WATCHING THE GAME: Here’s one place with outdoor viewing:

The Bridge (California/Graham) sent that photo of their remodeled outdoor covered patio with two firepits. They also have a “patio projector” they’ll use when the Seahawks face off with the Rams at 1:40 pm.

(Photo by Mike Burns)

SUNSET TONIGHT: 4:37 pm.

5 events for your West Seattle Wednesday

(Lowman Beach sunset photographed by Hannah Lindell-Smith)

We’ve arrived at the middle of the new year’s first full week. Here’s what’s happening:

WEST SEATTLE ELEMENTARY APPEAL HEARING: 10 am online, a hearing convenes to hear a challenge to the decision that the West Seattle Elementary addition project does not need a full environmental study. Here’s how to attend.

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING: Noon online, state Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah and other state health officials present their weekly pandemic briefing. This one is expected to include updates on the state’s vaccination situation and who’s next in the prioritization ranking. Here’s the link.

STAY HEALTHY STREETS BRIEFING: 6 pm online, the city Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Boards meet together, with agenda items including an SDOT update on the Stay Healthy Streets program. The agenda includes information on how to attend.

ALKI ELEMENTARY PTA: 6:30 pm online. The agenda is here; the attendance link was sent to members – here’s how to join.

DISTRICT 1 COMMUNITY NETWORK: 7 pm online, this coalition of community advocates has its monthly meeting, open to the public, with agenda items including a discussion of the West Seattle SkyLink gondola proposal. Attendance information is in our calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: What’s up today, after a milestone sunrise

Thanks to Jerry Simmons for the photo of today’s colorful sunrise. It’s a milestone – this is the last day of the winter’s latest sunrise (7:57 am) – tomorrow’s sunrise will be at 7:56 am, and ever earlier from there until it gets to 5:11 am in mid-June. Now, highlights for the hours ahead:

NORTHWEST SEAPORT ALLIANCE: 11:30 am online meeting with agenda items including the Terminal 115 fuel-station lease, as previewed here (follow that link for viewing/listening info).

GOVERNOR’S PANDEMIC BRIEFING: 2:30 pm online, Gov. Inslee and state health officials present the newest information on the pandemic; the livestream will be here. He had promised that an updated reopening plan would be made public this week, so that could be part of this.

DEMONSTRATE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: Organizer Scott‘s weekly announcement:

Black Lives Matter sign waving

Tuesday, Jan 5, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Thursday, Jan 7, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Come show support for BLM and ending systemic racism. Hold signs, meet neighbors, and stand for racial justice. Scott at PR Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: 6:30 pm meeting – here’s the agenda. You can attend by video here, or by phone at 253-215-8782 (meeting ID 292 902 519).

WEST SEATTLE MONDAY: What’s up today

(Photo by Machel Spence)

Notes for the first post-holiday weekday of the new year:

TEST SITE REOPENS: West Seattle’s public COVID-19 testing site is open again for Monday-Saturday operation. Go here to start the appointment process. (2801 SW Thistle)

YOUTH WRITING COMPETITION BEGINS: Today’s the first day the Southwest Seattle Historical Society will accept entries in its youth writing competition on “Women History Makers of the Duwamish Peninsula.” Background info is here; winners’ essays will be published here on WSB, in addition to other prizes/honors.

CITY COUNCIL RETURNS: Meetings resume today after the holiday break. The 9:30 am agenda is here, 2 pm agenda is here (including info on how to participate in that meeting’s public-comment period). Both will be streamed live via Seattle Channel (cable 21).

SCHOOL MEALS: 11:15 am-1:15 pm, Seattle Public Schools meal sites resume full operation post-winter break.

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 2021’s first weekend continues

(Blustery Saturday night @ Constellation Park – photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

On this third day of the new year, here’s what’s up:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Our list of more than 20 local churches’ Sunday online services (with a few also offering in-person options), with the latest links, is here.

SCOUTS RECYCLING TREES: Happening in Burien, but the troop contacted us so they could invite West Seattleites too – you can drop off your Christmas tree (not flocked) with Scouts for a suggested $5 donation, 9 am-4 pm. (920 SW 150th)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, the market returns after a one-week break. 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)

CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm online, the monthly meeting for updates on, and discussion of, West Seattle’s only city-sanctioned tiny-house encampment. All welcome. Videoconferencing access here, or call 253-215-8782 – for both, meeting ID 858 5523 4269, password 9701.

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: First weekend of 2021 begins

(Thursday night photo by Carolyn Newman, looking across Elliott Bay)

Welcome to Saturday! Aside from windy and wet weather, here’s what’s scheduled today:

ALKI BEACH COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 10 am-2 pm, join Jessica in cleaning up the Alki Beach vicinity. Details are in our preview from earlier this week, including how to contact her to RSVP (not mandatory).

GET FIT, WEST SEATTLE: 10 am, live online, get started with the free West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) couch-to-half-marathon fitness program for beginners!

SCOUTS RECYCLING TREES: Happening in Burien, but the troop specifically reached out to invite West Seattleites too – you can drop off your Christmas tree (not flocked) with Scouts for a suggested $5 donation, 9 am-4 pm. (920 SW 150th)

GRAND OPENING: Fogue Gallery invites you to visit its new “not retiring, inspiring” expansion space at 4130 California SW, starting at noon.

WEST SEATTLE THURSDAY: New Year’s Eve notes

(Wednesday rainbow off Alki, photographed by James Tilley)

A few notes for the last day of 2020 ….

LAST DAY BEFORE CLICK! BREAK: Shop at longtime WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits today, 11 am-4 pm, before the shop’s annual winter break. (4540 California SW)

DEMONSTRATE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: The twice-weekly sign-waving event organized by Scott happens again today, 4-6 pm. Signs available if you don’t have your own. (16th/Holden)

PUGET RIDGE EDIBLE PARK VIGIL: As announced earlier this week, PREP volunteers welcome you to visit the park – one small group at a time – between 6 and 8 pm, to say farewell to 2020. (18th/Brandon)

SPACE NEEDLE: No fireworks, no lasers, just a virtual light show you can only see via streaming or TV.

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: Notes for today/tonight

That’s the almost-full moon last night, photographed by Jerry Simmons. The official full-moon moment is 7:28 pm tonight, three-plus hours after it rises, but if the forecast bears out, we might not get to see it. (Added 9:27 am – Jerry did catch a little sunrise color:)

Other notes for today/tonight:

FOOD FOR STUDENTS: 11:15 am-1:15 pm, food boxes with breakfast and lunch items to get Seattle Public Schools students through the rest of winter break will be available at two West Seattle locations: Denny International Middle School (2601 SW Kenyon) and Madison Middle School (3429 45th SW).

DEMONSTRATE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: From organizer Scott:

Black Lives Matter sign-waving

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Thursday, Dec 31, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Come show support for BLM and ending systemic racism. Hold signs, meet neighbors, and stand for racial justice. Scott at PR Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: 5-8 pm, last chance to borrow a tool before next year – the WSTL, on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, will be closed New Year’s Eve. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: What’s happening, and not, between holidays

(Christmas Eve sunset, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

From our West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar, a fairly quiet between-holidays Sunday:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Our updated-every-Sunday list of more than 20.local churches’ online services (with a few also offering in-person options) is here.

NO WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Just for today, no WSFM, but it’ll be back next weekend.

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

EMERALD WATER ANGLERS (WSB sponsor): Reopening post-holiday break, 11 am-5 pm today. (4502 42nd SW)

NEED FOOD? White Center Community Dinner Church will serve free to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center. (9600 15th Ave SW)

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: Here’s what’s up

December 22, 2020 10:35 am
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(Christmas pony? Photo by Jerry Simmons)

A few notes for the rest of today/tonight:

SHOPPING: See our Holiday Guide for spotlighted shops, as well as a list of local independent businesses offering online shopping (many with curbside pickup and/or delivery).

DEMONSTRATE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: The weekly announcement from Scott @ Puget Ridge Cohousing:

Black Lives Matter sign waving

Tuesday Dec 22, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

Thursday Dec 24, 4 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden [Xmas Eve–we may end early if traffic very light]

Come show support for BLM and ending systemic racism. Hold signs, meet neighbors and stand for racial justice. Scott at PR Cohousing, endorsed by Hate-Free Delridge. Signs available.

LAMENTATION LIBERATION: Happening outside Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds):

Due to harsh weather conditions, the Winter 2020 Solstice Lamentation Liberation has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the church’s front courtyard.

Alki UCC invites our friends and neighbors to write down your 2020 Lamentations and General Complaints Against the Universe on paper and join us to watch them go up in smoke in our 2020 Lamentation Fire. Let’s release 2020 from its grip upon us, and look to longer, brighter days ahead. Burning of the lamentations will start at about 4:30 pm, continuing until the fire burns out. Self-serve cider mix packets will be offered for at home enjoyment. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the White Center Food Bank. The church is also sponsoring a family with a single dad with 10 kids that need winter jackets, so please bring a child’s jacket if you have one to donate.

ENDOLYNE JOE’S: As announced last Friday, the Fauntleroy restaurant is temporarily closing TFN after tonight. Open for takeout 11 am-8 pm. (9261 45th SW)

WEST SEATTLE MONDAY: School food; solstice events; shopping; more!

(Sunday photo of the Olympics, by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Winter has arrived, as of 2:02 am. Here’s what’s happening in the hours ahead, from our inbox, calendar, and Holiday Guide:

SCHOOL FOOD: Seattle Public Schools are offering one week’s worth of breakfast/lunch items in special food boxes available for pickup today, 11 am-1:15 pm. West Seattle distribution sites are Denny International Middle School (2601 SW Kenyon, where we’re told Borracchini’s French bread is being offered too) and Madison Middle School (3429 45th SW).

SHOPPING: Just a few days for last-minute holiday shopping! Among the stores open today are WSB sponsors Thunder Road Guitars (6400 California SW), now until 6 pm; Wyatt’s Jewelers (Westwood Village), now until 6 pm; Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW), now until 7 pm. Also open today, Avalon Glassworks (2914 SW Avalon Way), noon-4 pm. (Anyone else? Please email us your hours this week so we can include them – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you.)

SOLSTICE SUNSET WATCH: Join Alice Enevoldsen for the winter-solstice sunset watch, 3:45-4:15 pm online, including a discussion of the conjunction (some call it the “Christmas star”) that will be visible if and when the clouds clear in the nights ahead. Free as always but you need to register to get the link – go here!

LONGEST NIGHT: Admiral UCC (4320 SW Hill) plans an outdoor service at 6 pm.

POSTPONED: Alki UCC has delayed its Winter 2020 Solstice Lamentation Liberation event to 4:30 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, December 22nd).

BENEFIT BOOK FAIR: Last day to buy from the Lafayette Elementary PTA online book fair.

Any other last-minute holiday notes, for the rest of the week? We’re making our lists and checking them twice. Send us info!

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: How to wrap up your pre-holiday weekend

(Reader photo: Handmade gnomes on display at Seattle Yarn, made by employee Elsbeth)

Shopping and more are on the list for this last Sunday before Christmas, from our West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: The list of more than 20.churches’ Sunday online services (with a few also offering in-person options), with the latest links, is here.

TREES BY THE SEA, LAST DAY: 9 am-6 pm at 2538 Alki SW, this local Christmas-tree lot is wrapping up the season.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, it’s the festive pre-Christmas market. 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)

THUNDER ROAD GUITARS: Bonus shopping day at Thunder Road Guitars (6400 California SW; WSB sponsor), open 11 am-4 pm.

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

WYATT’S JEWELERS SPECIAL HOURS: Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) at Westwood Village also has expanded shopping hours – noon-5 pm today. Enter the drawing for a diamond pendant while you’re there.

CRAFT BEER. CRAFTS, & BARBECUE: Best of Hands Barrelhouse (WSB sponsor) is selling its newest release and hosting another Perch Paper Goods pop-up at 1 pm, plus a visit from NWTXBBQ. (35th/Webster)

SHUG’S POP-UP: 2-7 pm, another holiday shop at Shug’s Mini in West Seattle. (3800 California SW)

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET’: As featured in our Holiday Guide, 3 pm today is your second and final chance to see Twelfth Night Productions‘ online presentation of the radio-play version of the beloved holiday movie. Go here to donate what you can, and you’ll get the link to watch.

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)

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: ‘Tis the weekend before Christmas

(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

Still shopping? Spend local – whether online (see the local list in our Holiday Guide) or in-person! Shopping is part of what’s happening today/tonight:

JET CITY BEIGNET: Get your beignets today at the JCB (WSB sponsor) Realfine Coffee pop-up, 8 am-1 pm. (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW)

GET YOUR ‘SPIRIT OF WEST SEATTLE’ LUMINARIA: These West Seattle businesses have your free luminaria for lighting tonight, while supplies last:

City Mouse – 10 AM – 4 PM
CAPERS – 10 AM – 6 PM
Fleurt – 10 AM – 5 PM
Carmilia’s – 11 AM – 6 PM
Curious Kidstuff 10 AM – 6 PM

‘RESTORATION IN A CHANGING CLIMATE’: 10:30 am online, presented by Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association. Register ASAP if you’re interested! The info’s in our calendar listing.

CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS: Open 11 am-7 pm, and you can still get local delivery from Click! (WSB sponsor) before Christmas. (4540 California SW)

VISCON CELLARS: Last chance to get Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) wines before Christmas – drop by the tasting room 1-4 pm today. (5910 California SW)

CRAFT BEER & CRAFTS: Best of Hands Barrelhouse (WSB sponsor) is selling its newest release and hosting Perch Paper Goods‘ pop-up at 1 pm. (35th/Webster)

SHUG’S POP-UP: 2-7 pm, holiday shop at Shug’s Mini in West Seattle. (3800 California SW)

LIGHT YOUR ‘SPIRIT OF WEST SEATTLE’ LUMINARIA: Whether you got a free one (see above) or made your own, light it at 7 pm and share a photo hashtagged #spiritofwestseattle (send us one too!).

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET’: As featured in our Holiday Guide, 7:30 pm tonight is your first of two chances to see Twelfth Night Productions‘ online presentation of the radio-play version of the beloved holiday movie. Go here to donate what you can, and you’ll get the link to watch.

5 last-minute notes as your West Seattle Tuesday continues

December 15, 2020 2:59 pm
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(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

The morning earthquake shook up our routine a little and we didn’t publish a “happening today/tonight” roundup. So here are a few last-minute notes:

3;30 PM – ORCA-WATCHING RULES: Will the state make new rules for whale-watching vessels, to protect the Southern Resident Killer Whales? The state Fish and Wildlife Commission gets briefed this afternoon, and the public can watch – here’s how.

4 PM – DEMONSTRATION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: Scott from Puget Ridge Cohousing is leading the twice-weekly sign-waving at 16th and Holden, 4-6 pm. Signs available if you don’t bring your own.

4:30 PM – SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TOWN HALL: Updates from Superintendent Denise Juneau, livestreamed on the district YouTube channel.

5 PM – WESTSIDE SCHOOL INFO NIGHT: This time, it’s information about the Westside School (WSB sponsor) lower school. Email tedh@westsideschool.org ASAP to get attendance info.

6 PM – ‘GET FIT’ INFO NIGHT: Online at 6 pm, West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) hosts an informational event about its free fitness program kicking off at the start of 2021 – for beginners, getting you ready to run a half-marathon by summer! Info is in our calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: Big list of possibilities!

December 13, 2020 6:34 am
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(Saturday photo by Chris Frankovich)

Here’s what’s ahead for your Sunday, from our West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: The list of more than 20.churches’ Sunday online services (with a few also offering in-person options), with updated links, is here.

HOLY ROSARY TREE LOT, LAST DAY: 9 am-9 pm behind the school, at 42nd/Dakota. You can even tree-shop without getting out of your car. Details here.

ALKI ELEMENTARY HOLIDAY EMPORIUM, LAST DAY: Order online from the curated collection of local gifts, with the Alki PTA benefiting – info here.

‘WINTER WANDER’ SCAVENGER HUNT, LAST DAY: Not too late to join in and enter for prizes! Here’s just one of the fun selfies that “Winter Wander” organizer Alice Kuder shared from entrants so far:

Go here to find out how to join in.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 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)

FOOD & SOCKS DONATION DRIVE: 10 am-3 pm outside Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds), a holiday donation drive.

OUTDOOR BOOK SIGNING: 11 am-12:30 pm outside C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), West Seattle author Pam Mandel will sign her new book “The Same River Twice.”

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

HANUKKAH, NIGHT 4: Sundown is at 4:18 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)

What’s up for your West Seattle Saturday

(Early December Alki sunset, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Welcome to Saturday! A few things to remind you about:

TRAFFIC ALERT: One lane of West Marginal Way SW just north of the low bridge is scheduled to be closed 7 am-4 pm today for work related to testing of the Terminal 5 flyover bridge, as explained/mapped here.

HOLIDAY PHOTO POP-UP: 9 am-3 pm today (and tomorrow) with Gail Ann Photography at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, some free with food/pet-food donation. Details here – appointments required; some appeared still available as of our check very early this morning. (9131 California SW)

WINTER WANDER, SECOND-TO-LAST DAY: The fun, free West Seattle scavenger hunt – with prizes! – continues through tomorrow. Go here to find out how to play.

DRIVE-THROUGH FOOD DRIVE: 10 am-3 pm, bring food (and/or money) to Hope Lutheran School 8th-grader Atticus‘s drive-through food drive, in the church/school lot off SW Oregon east of 42nd SW.

DROPOFF FOOD & BOOK DRIVE: As also previewed here, noon-5 pm, today only, ArtsWest in The Junction is taking dropoff donations for the Heart of Washington food and book drive to help migrant-farmworker families. Out front at 4711 California SW, or in back, off the 44th/Alaska lot, just south of KeyBank.

HANUKKAH, NIGHT 3: West Seattle synagogue Kol HaNeshamah has a Hanukkah Havdalah and Story Slam tonight, 7 pm, online.

MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS: Trees, lights, shopping … info’s in our West Seattle Holiday Guide.

HAPPENING TODAY/TONIGHT: 6 West Seattle notes

(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

Here’s what’s up in the hours ahead, including highlights from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar:

LAST DAY TO ORDER DELRIDGE GROCERY GIFT BASKET: Our original announcement explains what’s in the basket and how to order it.

DICK’S FOOD TRUCK VISITS: When Dick’s Drive-Ins launched a food truck (burgers and shakes, no fries), they invited votes on where its first stops should be, and West Seattle made the top five. So it’s visiting today, 11 am-2 pm, California/Alaska.

(updated) TOY DRIVE: The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle says Toys for Tots is still running behind its quota, so new, unwrapped toys are needed. A bin is set up through December 17th in the lobby at (corrected location) US Bank (42nd/Edmunds) in The Junction.

NEED FOOD? Along with the regular food-bank distributions, Fridays are the day you can go to Food Lifeline HQ in nearby South Park and get an emergency box of food, 2-5 pm. (815 S. 96th)

SECOND NIGHT OF HANUKKAH: West Seattle synagogue Kol HaNeshamah has two Hanukkah events on the calendar for today/tonight – details on the KHN website.

‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’: Watch the Seattle Lutheran High School Drama Club production of the radio play based on the legendary movie, 7:30 pm online. Our preview explains how to get your ticket(s).

HAPPENING TODAY/TONIGHT: 6 West Seattle events

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(2 busy backyard squirrels, photographed by Machel Spence)

Reminders before the day gets too much further along:

DEMONSTRATE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: Scott from Puget Ridge Cohousing continues leading the twice-weekly sign-waving at 16th and Holden, 4-6 pm.

DECEMBER ART WALK: Support local businesses and artists – in-person and online – via tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk. See who’s participating, where, and when/how, by going here.

‘HOLIDAY GUIDE’ ONLINE SHOPPING: More ways to spend local! As previewed yesterday, tonight’s the night The Junction features local stores in a live online gift guide, starting at 5 pm.

CLICK, MINGLE, & JINGLE: The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s annual holiday business-networking party is online this year. Our calendar listing explains how to attend.

WORDS, WRITERS, SOUTHWEST STORIES: 6 pm online. “Hidden Child of the Holocaust” is this month’s presentation, sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Societyhere’s how to attend.

YOGA/ZUMBA BENEFIT FOR BLACK VOTERS MATTER: 8 pm online, the Pigeon Point Anti-Racism Project invites you to a yoga and Zumba benefit, supporting Black Voters Matterour calendar listing explains how to be part of it.

From the ‘in case you wondered too’ file: Jet that ‘passed low’ over Admiral

Sometimes it takes a while to get information. Here’s one such case. In the 8 am hour Wednesday, we got some questions about a low-flying Alaska Airlines jet that some said “buzzed Admiral.” Flightradar24 showed Alaska flight 676 looping back to Sea-Tac shortly after takeoff (here’s a screenshot). We asked the airline what happened. This morning, we got the answer:

Alaska Airlines Flight 676 Seattle-Omaha returned to Sea-Tac Airport shortly after take-off due to what was ultimately a faulty indicator light. Our standard operating procedure is to return to the departing airport. The aircraft landed safely without issue. We swapped planes and got our guests back out about 3.5 hours later. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused our guests.