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What’s up for your West Seattle Sunday!

(Surfbirds, photographed at Constellation Park by Mark Wangerin)

Welcome to an almost-spring Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here are the highlights:

VOLUNTEER ON PUGET PARK TRAILS: As previewed here, your help with these trails would be appreciated! Meet at 19th/Dawson, 9 am.

VOLUNTEER IN LINCOLN PARK’S FOREST: 9-noon, the “fabulous and fun” Friends of Lincoln Park welcome your help in forest restoration. Meet at the Fauntleroy/Rose kiosk. Full details here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

LAST DAY FOR GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: This is it! Find your nearest cookie booth here. And if you are going to be anywhere near Burien, here’s a special place to stop noon-2 pm where you can support scouts from Mary’s Place.

JAMTIME: 1-4 pm music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)

REDUCE HATE: Learn how to do that by being part of Anti-Hate Alaska Junction‘s Bystander Intervention Workshop, 2-4 pm at Admiral Congregational Church. (4320 SW Hill)

PRESERVING HISTORIC BUILDINGS: Learn how! 2-4 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

‘JOHN’ MATINEE: 3 pm curtain for the current play at ArtsWest – check here for tickets. (4711 California SW)

SKYLARK ART MART: Music and shopping at The Skylark, 3-7 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB: 4-9:30 pm at the Masonic Center in The Junction, lessons and social dancing with the Seattle Swing Dance Club – see the schedule here. (4736 40th SW)

DRUNKEN OWL THEATER: St. Patrick’s Day edition at Parliament Tavern, 7 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Live music at The Alley, 7-9 pm. 21+. (4509 California SW)

AS USUAL,THERE’S MORE … on our complete calendar.

BASKETBALL: All-West Seattle championship game for middle-school girls’ title

(WSB photos)

From 1990s Chief Sealth superstar Sheila Lambert to the 2010s West Seattle HS team that’s been to state three of the past four years, girls’ basketball is an ever-stronger sport on the peninsula. And today was the latest proof – an all-West Seattle championship game at the Seattle Public Schools middle-school girls’ playoffs. Madison Middle School took the trophy in a hard-fought game with the defending champions from Denny International Middle School, 30-22.

The Denny gym, where the playoffs lasted all day, saw a great turnout of proud parents on both sides for the big game late this afternoon.

Congratulations to both schools! Madison’s head coach is Mary Roper; Denny’s is Joe Espinoza. (And we noted coaches from the local high-school teams on hand, no doubt to observe potential future players in action!)

16 possibilities for your West Seattle Saturday!

(Dunlin, photographed at Constellation Park by Mark Wangerin)

Winter’s final weekend! Many options, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE GROUP RUN: Be at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) at 8 am to get the weekend off to a running start! (2743 California SW)

BASKETBALL: The Seattle Public Schools playoffs are all day at the Denny International Middle School (girls) and Chief Sealth International High School (boys) gyms, starting with 8:30 am games. More in our preview from last night.

MORNING MOVIE BENEFIT: 9:30 am at the Admiral Theater, enjoy “My Neighbor Totoro” and help out West Seattle Cooperative Preschools. Details in our calendar listing. (2343 California SW)

TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE: 10-11 am, drop by Daystar Retirement Village (WSB sponsor). Details in our calendar listing. (2615 SW Barton)

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: Sales end after this weekend – use the lookup box here to find out where and when you can buy them.

SCOUTING FOR FOOD: General reminder that various Boy Scout/Cub Scout packs and troops are doing this door-to-door food drive this month – if you got/get a door hanger, put out food on your pickup day!

MOMENTIA MIX: 10:30 am at Camp Long, monthly fun for people experiencing memory loss, and their caregivers/relatives. (5200 35th SW)

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: 12:30 pm downtown, from 4th and James north to Westlake, the 48th annual parade is led this year by a Grand Marshal from West Seattle, County Councilmember Joe McDermott. Here’s the running order. (4th Avenue)

BASEBALL: 2 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, cheer the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks as they host Othello HS. (2801 SW Thistle)

GRAND OPENING PARTY: Alair‘s new location is the site and subject of today’s celebration, 3-9 pm. (3270 California SW)

ART SHOW OPEN HOUSE: 5-8 pm, featuring Kersti Muul and Gerald Lisl, and other reasons to stop by Nepenthe! (9447 35th SW)

ROO AND THE FEW: 7-9 pm, live music at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor). No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)

‘JOHN’: Third night for the play by Pulitzer-winning Annie Baker at ArtsWest in The Junction, 7:30 pm curtain. Go here for tickets. (4711 California SW)

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 8 pm at Holy Rosary, led by music director Anthony Spain, the orchestra will “perform Beethoven’s monumental Symphony #9 … Over 200 performers (orchestra and 5 choirs, including a choir from Virginia) will participate in this performance, which may make this the largest performance in West Seattle this year.”

(Photo courtesy NW Symphony Orchestra)

Get your ticket(s) here. (4202 SW Genesee)

JOE T. COOK BLUES BAND: 8 pm-midnight at Poggie Tavern in The Junction:

(Photo by Thomas Gotchy)

“High energy, old school Chicago and Texas Blues, Swing, and Originals.” 21+. (4717 California SW)

SURF NIGHT! Knuckles, The Earthlings, and The Evanstones, 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $6 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE! It’s all on our complete calendar.

Music and more for your West Seattle Friday!

(Red-necked Grebe, photographed at Seacrest by David Hutchinson)

Highlights in the hours ahead on your final Friday of winter:

CROSSTOWN BASEBALL: Chief Sealth IHS hosts West Seattle HS at Southwest Athletic Complex at 4 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)

THE WALLOWS: Q&A, signing, and “advance album playback” event at Easy Street Records, 6 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (California/Alaska)

MICHAEL PRYSOCK: Singer/songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. (5612 California SW)

‘JOHN’: Second night for the new play at ArtsWest in The Junction, 7:30 pm curtain. Check here for ticket availability. (4711 California SW)

THREE BANDS AT THE SKYLARK: Snowday, Sunset Club, and Leisure McCorkle play The Skylark at 8 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THE SLAGS: Local faves play Poggie Tavern at 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (4717 California SW)

THREE BANDS AT THE TAVERN: The Laughing Group, Tukwila Sunrise, and Robert Deeble play the Parliament Tavern at 9 pm. $7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

LOTS MORE HAPPENING … go browse our complete calendar!

West Seattle Art Walk, Avalon open house, and much more for your Thursday!

Topping the highlight list for today/tonight – the final West Seattle Art Walk of winter:

5 “until late,” the map/list shows where you’ll find art and/or food and drink specials, in The Junction and beyond. And this preview on the official Art Walk site features some of the artists and venues, to help you plan where to go and what to see! The weather’s perfect for a night out. (P.S. WSB is a community co-sponsor of the Art Walk.)

Also of note for the hours ahead:

PI DAY: Bird on a Wire Espresso is celebrating pies today in honor of 3.14, open until 8 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (35th/Henderson)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM CLOSED TODAY: Furnace work is keeping the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Alki HQ shuttered for the day, but SWSHS tells us they expect it to reopen regular hours (noon-4 pm) tomorrow.

AVALON REPAVING/RECHANNELIZATION OPEN HOUSE: Before West Seattle’s next major SDOT project starts construction next month, see the final plan and ask questions during a 5:30-7 pm open house at American Legion Post 160. (3618 SW Alaska)

LGBTQ COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: Second Thursday Out! at the Senior Center of West Seattle is centered this month on this conversation series – talking tonight about sex and again. Social hour at 6 pm, (free) dinner at 6:30 to start the evening. (4217 SW Oregon)

‘THE HISTORIC HUNDRED’: Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard bring their illustrated-history talk – from their new “Seattle Now and Then” book, edited by West Seattleite Clay Eals – to Words, Writers, West Seattle.

6 pm at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)

AVIATION PROGRAMS OPEN HOUSE: 6-7 pm, visit South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) to find out about the programs in its Aeronautical Technology department. (6000 16th SW)

C & P OPEN MIC: All genres welcome at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘JOHN’: Opening night for the new play at ArtsWest in The Junction, 7:30 pm curtain. Get tickets here. (4711 California SW)

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC: Cecil Moses & The SGs at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

THAT’S JUST THE START! See the full list on our complete calendar.

So much happening, now through night, for your West Seattle Wednesday!

(The early killdeer gets the worm? Photo by Mark Wangerin)

So much happening on this late-winter Wednesday! Here, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, is just part of it:

OPEN HOUSE @ TINY HOUSE: Until 3 pm, you are invited to stop by the Block Project/Facing Homelessness demonstration “tiny house” outside American Legion Post 160 to get a closer look. (3618 SW Alaska)

CIRCUITS CHALLENGE: 2:30-4 pm, kids/teens 8-16 are invited to drop in at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library for this fun STEM craft activity. (2306 42nd SW)

WRITING CIRCLE: 6-7:30 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library with author Jeanine Walker, it’s a free drop-in event for writers. (2306 42nd SW)

SUSTAINABLE WEST SEATTLE: 6:30 pm, free pizza, Diver Laura‘s “Virtual Salish Sea,” the Green New Deal, and more if you come hang out with SWS at Beveridge Place Pub, as previewed here. (6413 California SW)

HOW WILL THE FEPP LEVY WORK? City reps are traveling around town to explain how the newly passed Families, Education, Preschool, Promise Levy will work. You’re invited to the West Seattle gathering tonight at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 6:30 pm dinner, 7 pm presentation, child care provided. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

POETRYBRIDGE: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). This month’s featured readers are Jazno Francoeur and Shin Yu Pai. (5612 California SW)

PRIMARY OR CAUCUS: How should Democrats in our state be counted as the party chooses a 2020 presidential nominee? That’s the big topic at tonight’s 34th District Democrats meeting, 7 pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy. The agenda’s in this month’s newsletter. (9131 California SW)

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: Signups for The Skylark‘s renowned open-mic night start at 7:30, music at 8, all ages until 10! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

TRIVIA FOR A CAUSE: Play tonight at Talarico’s, starting at 8:30 pm, and your entry fee plus raffle proceeds benefit the West Seattle and Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor), as explained in our calendar listing. (4718 California SW)

YADDA YADDA BLUES BAND: Get bluesy at Parliament Tavern starting at 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE TODAY AND TONIGHT … see it all on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Tuesday: Delridge light-rail station workshop and 6 more options

(Bald eagle pair post-mating at Lincoln Park, photographed by Mark MacDonald)

Second Tuesday means a busy night for community involvement. So that’s a big part of the highlight list from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TODDLER STORY TIME: 10:30 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

DELRIDGE STATION COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: Second of this week’s two meetings involving planning for West Seattle light rail – 6:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, a workshop specifically focused on community input regarding the Delridge station, easternmost of the three stations proposed for the West Seattle line. Here’s the official flyer from Sound Transit. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 6:30 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral. Agenda highlights are in our calendar listing, including a look ahead to this summer’s ANA-presented (and WSB-co-sponsored) Summer Concerts at Hiawatha series. (2656 42nd SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP: First general meeting of the year! 7 pm at 2 Fingers Social. (9211 Delridge Way SW)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Final plans for the March 19th general membership meeting and Food Fest are on the agenda for tonight’s Fauntleroy Community Association business meeting, as is a briefing on the Fauntleroy Creek culverts replacement plan, as previewed here. 7 pm at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse conference room – community members always welcome. (9131 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB: The student-support group meets at 7 pm in the West Seattle High School library. (3000 California SW)

WAX AND OIL: DJs and live painting, starting at 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE THE FUTURE … by browsing our complete calendar!

5 for the rest of your West Seattle Monday

(Yellow-rumped Warbler, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE TAX HELP: 2-6:30 pm, drop-in tax help at Delridge Library. Details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUP AT SOUTHWEST LIBRARY: 6:45 pm. This group‘s book this month is “A Thread of Grace” by Mary Doria Russell. (9010 35th SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUP AT WS (ADMIRAL) LIBRARY: Also at 6:45 pm. This group‘s book for this month is “Magpie Murders” by Anthony Horowitz. (2306 42nd SW)

LIGHT RAIL: It’s the spotlight topic tonight for the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council, with Sound Transit reps. 7 pm at Pathfinder K-8 School. (1901 SW Genesee)

OPEN MIC: Parliament Tavern invites you to theirs, 8 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

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8 for your West Seattle Sunday!

(WSB photo, Alki promenade last Tuesday)

Welcome to the first day of Daylight Saving Time! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SPRING NATIVE ART MARKET: Second and final day of the first-ever Spring Native Art Market at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, 10 am-5 pm. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm – see what’s new as spring approaches. In the street in the heart of The Junction. (California between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

GREYHOUND MEET AND GREET: 11 am-1 pm at Admiral Mud Bay, stop by to meet retired racing greyhounds and learn about adoption and volunteering opportunities. (2611 California SW)

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: Noon-2 pm at Move2Center Studio, “join West Seattle movement and fitness guru Jill Pagano to celebrate the release of her first book ‘Getting Happy with Your Body’.” Admission includes book purchase; info here. (3618 SW Alaska)

CORREO AEREO: Latin American sounds for your Sunday afternoon, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. No cover. (5612 California SW)

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Free! 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, see and hear the Ladies’ Musical Club. Preview the program in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd SW)

HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS: Performing at The Skylark, doors at 5, music at 6, all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

TAVERN TUNES: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, big-band jazz combos 322 and Lord Shambleton. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

PREVIEW THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD … by browsing our complete calendar!

Ways to spend your pre-time-change West Seattle Saturday

(Sanderling, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Happy Saturday!

FREE GROUP RUN: Start your weekend on the run with West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor). Meet at the shop at 8 am. (2743 California SW)

GIANT GARAGE SALE, DAY 2: 9 am-3 pm at West Side Presbyterian Church, the first mega-sale of the season, final day! (3601 California SW)

WHITE CENTER REPAIR EVENT – AND DONATION DRIVE: 9:30 am-12:30 pm:

Free! Bring in your small household items and clothing, and our experienced “fixers” will try to repair and mend them. Join us at the White Center Community Center gym (aka “the Log Cabin”) in Steve Cox Memorial Park …

And we have a couple special features this time! Separate from our repairs, the White Center-based non-profit WestSide Baby will be collecting donated new and used children’s items to distribute free of charge to local families in need. WestSide Baby, in partnership with the community, provides essential items to children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment. Here’s their list of most-needed items and other acceptable items to donate.

(1321 SW 102nd)

‘LETTING IT GO, LETTING IT GROW’: 9:30 am-2:30 pm workshop about prioritizing, decluttering, and more, as explained in our calendar listing. $10 suggested donation. At Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center. (35th/Myrtle)

PUPPETS PLEASE: 10 am and 11 am marionette shows, with proceeds supporting Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool. Full details in our calendar listing. At Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)

DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE SPRING NATIVE ART MARKET: Love the holiday market at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse? For the first time, they’re hosting a spring version. 10 am-5 pm. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

BASEBALL: 10 am at Southwest Athletic Complex, it’s the first regular-season game for Chief Sealth International High School, hosting Mt. Rainier HS. (2801 SW Thistle)

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, WEEK 2: Find your nearest cookie sellers – they’ll be out morning through night, midway through the 2-week cookie-booth time period.

BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Library, bring the littlest member(s) of the family! (3411 SW Raymond)

5917 CALIFORNIA ‘EARLY OUTREACH’ DROP-IN: 2-3 pm at High Point Library, stop by to talk with the project team for the townhouses planned at this site. (3411 SW Raymond)

MUSIC FUNDRAISER: Bands at The Skylark raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, doors at 8, music at 9. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

JAM BANDS: Swindler and Far Out West. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

And a reminder …

(Friday night sunset photo by Ted Ellis)

‘SPRING FORWARD’ ONE HOUR TONIGHT: Very late tonight – 2 mm Sunday – we jump an hour ahead and launch this year’s Daylight Saving Time.

6 for your West Seattle Friday

(Brant, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, as we head into the weekend:

HUGE GARAGE SALE: It’s day one of West Side Presbyterian Church‘s big two-day event, until 6 pm. Mostly indoors so don’t let the “wintry mix” scare you away! (3601 California SW)

GRAND OPENING: 3-10 pm, this is the big day/night for The Best of Hands Barrelhouse and Brewery in Sunrise Heights, as previewed here. (7500 35th SW)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 1941’s “That Hamilton Woman” is this week’s movie. $1 members, $2 nonmembers, free popcorn. Preview the weeks ahead via our calendar listing. (4217 SW Oregon)

ART LOUNGE: Create art – and/or be inspiration for art – at Highland Park Improvement Club, starting at 6 pm. 21+. (1116 SW Holden)

SONGWRITERS’ SHOWCASE: Monthly showcase at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)

CHANCE HAYDEN & ANDY COE: Jazz at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

5 for your post-snow West Seattle Thursday

(Short-lived snow decorated a tree near 35th/Thistle, photographed by Beth Kaplerik)

Snow’s melting, so it’s on with our spotlight of scheduled highlights for the rest of today/tonight:

BASEBALL JAMBOREE: Season-opening jamboree hosted by Chief Sealth International High School also features 3 other teams, 3-7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL OPEN HOUSE: Missed the one in West Seattle last week? There’s one downtown tonight, 5-7:30 pm, Union Station. Meantime, you have until March 18th to comment via the online open house. (401 S. Jackson)

BILL DAVIE: Folk singer/songwriter/poet, live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, no cover, all ages. (5612 California SW)

NORTH HIGHLINE UNINCORPORATED AREA COUNCIL: 7 pm, the community council for White Center and other areas just south of West Seattle meets for the first time this year. Here’s the agenda. NHUAC meets at the North Highline Fire District HQ. (1243 SW 112th)

WEST SEATTLE SOUL: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $10 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

WHAT ELSE? See for yourself, via our complete calendar!

West Seattle Wednesday: Run, dance, listen, talk, more…

(Photo taken along Beach Drive shore by Joan Miller)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, for the rest of today/tonight:

HOT TOPICS FOR SENIORS: Noon at Southwest Library, stop by for a discussion of the “Green New Deal,” as explained in our calendar listing. (9010 35th SW)

SCHOOL BOARD WORK SESSION ON LEVY PROJECTS: 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors talks about what’s next for the projects that’ll be funded by the recently passed BEX V levy – including a rebuilt Alki Elementary and an addition at West Seattle Elementary. Here’s our preview. The district budget is on the agenda too. (400 23rd Ave.)

ST. PAT’S DAY SOCIAL DASH: Treats and other fun stuff during a special edition of the West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) weekly 6:15 pm group run – details in our calendar listing. (2743 California SW)

HOMELESSNESS ADVISER @ SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: Tess Colby, senior adviser to the mayor regarding homelessness, is the spotlight guest at SWDC tonight – here’s the agenda. 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Biweekly jazz at Whisky West (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)

JIM PAGE: Singer-songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. All ages. No cover. (5612 California SW)

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE SKYLARK: Sign up at 7:30 pm, performances start at 8:30 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

‘DANCEABLE COUNTRY CLASSICS’: That’s what’s promised at Parliament Tavern tonight, 8:30 pm, during Hank Williams Night featuring The Loose Heels and Friends. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

6 for your West Seattle Tuesday

(Common Goldeneye, photographed in February by Mark Wangerin)

In the hours ahead:

NURSING INFORMATION SESSION: 11 am-1 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Cascade Hall room 202,

South Seattle College’s Nursing department will be holding information sessions for the Nursing Assistant Certified (NA-C) and Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs. The Nursing Assistant Certified (NA-C) information session runs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) information session from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Meet with nursing department staff and faculty, learn more about the application process and discover funding resources for college!

(6000 16th SW)

CRANE-CARRYING SHIP TO SAIL PAST: The Zhen Hua 31, carrying four big new cranes for the Port of Tacoma as previewed Monday, is currently passing Port Townsend. We’ll post an update when it’s approaching.

WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COALITION: 6:15 pm at Southwest Library, first meeting of the year! (9010 35th SW)

FLY-TYING COMPETITION/CELEBRATION: Free event at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), 7 pm, but you need to pre-register for this celebration of EWA’s fly-tying class series: “We will present a handful of materials in which each participant will have a set amount of time to construct a fly for any species they desire. … For this event, we will be throwing a bunch of random materials on the table and you will have to do your best to piece together an unbeatable fly! It can be for any species, and use any combination of the provided materials. It will take some creativity, but will be nothing but fun in the process. Prize – gift card to the winner, and discounted fly-tying material for everyone who shows up!” (4502 42nd SW)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm at Delridge Library, for kids of all ages. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

MARDI GRAS PARTY: 8 pm, live music at Parliament Tavern with Super Krewe. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MUCH MORE ON OUR CALENDAR … see it all here.

7 for your West Seattle Monday (and a question)

Thanks to JayDee for the photo. Coincidentally, another reader had emailed, wondering about the name of the area toward the left of the photo, which looks like a foothill-level peak amid a field of snow. Cross-referencing with some maps hasn’t resulted in an ID yet. Do you know? Thanks! Meantime, on with the highlights for today/tonight:

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: 1-7 pm, Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood is hosting a blood drive – walk-ups are welcome, but note that it’ll be closed for a break 3-4 pm. (39th/Thistle)

DROP-IN TAX HELP: It’s free, and it’s available at Delridge Library 2-6:30 pm. Our calendar listing explains what to bring. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, DAY 4: After school, you’ll find them on sale around the peninsula and elsewhere, as the 2-week cookie-sales season continues. Check locations and times here.

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library – for kids of all ages. (3411 SW Raymond)

PUGET RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 7 pm at Puget Ridge Cohousing. A note for attendees: “If you are driving, please park on 18th and enter through the pathway entrance by the resident parking lot (by the mailbox). There will be signs directing you to the common house.” (7020 18th SW )

WEST SEATTLE QUILTERS: 7 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. All quilters welcome! (4217 SW Oregon)

QUIZFIX TRIVIA: 7:30 pm at The Skylark, all ages, free trivia with prizes. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SEE THE FUTURE … by browsing our complete calendar!

9 for your West Seattle Saturday

(Photo by Chris Frankovich)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, options for the first Saturday of March:

CUBE CHAMPIONS: 7:45 am to 5:45 pm, more than 100 people are competing in cube-solving at Alki Masonic Center in The Junction. No charge for spectators. See the schedule here. (4736 40th SW)

BASKETBALL: 8 am at the Tacoma Dome, the West Seattle High School girls’ finale at the state 3A tournament, with 4th place at stake as they play Snohomish. (2727 East D St.)

GROUP RUN: Should be a perfect morning. Be at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) at 8 am. Free! (2743 California SW)

ADOPT-A-STREET CLEANUP: Join the Admiral Neighborhood Association for the quarterly cleanup!

Time: 9 am – noon; please plan to arrive a few minutes early
Location: Metropolitan Market – Meet at the outdoor awning next to the floral department
Equipment provided: garbage bags, gloves, grabber tools, safety vests
Food provided: sandwiches and light snacks

(2320 42nd SW)

SOUTHWEST LITTLE LEAGUE: Last chance to register in person, 9 am-noon at the Steve Cox Memorial Park Log Cabin. (1321 SW 102nd)

FREE TAX HELP: 10 am-2 pm, drop by the West Seattle Food Bank, no appointment necessary. Our calendar listing explains who’s eligible and what to bring. (35th/Morgan)

SUPPORT HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY: You can do just that via a fun night at Highland Park Improvement Club with the HPE PTA, 6 pm. Info in our calendar listing. (1116 SW Holden)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIE: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House-High Point, this month’s movie is “Paris to Pittsburgh.” Discussion follows. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

MAGICAL STRINGS IN CONCERT: Dancers too! 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall – details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … full list is on our complete calendar!

7 for your West Seattle Friday

(WSB photo: Doc Maynard and Spirit of Kingston on West Seattle Water Taxi run earlier this week)

Highlights on this first day of March:

BASKETBALL: 10:30 am at the Tacoma Dome, the West Seattle High School girls continue play at the state 3A basketball tournament, vs. Roosevelt – winner advances to Saturday’s 4th-place game. (2727 East D St.)

BINGO! 11 am-2:30 pm, it’s Friday Bingo at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Info’s in our calendar listing. (4217 SW Oregon)

FREE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Principia College musicians on tour, performing at Daystar Retirement Village (WSB sponsor), 2:30 pm, all welcome. (2615 SW Barton)

WSHS BIG BAND DINNER DANCE: As previewed here earlier this week, tonight’s the night to enjoy, and support, great music! 5:45-9 pm at West Seattle High School – ticket info here. (3000 California SW)

CORNER BAR: Highland Park Improvement Club‘s centennial celebration continues at the monthly pop-up bar starting at 6 pm – get the newest details on the HPIC website. (1116 SW Holden)

DESTINATION DELRIDGE – GOLDEN ROUTES: Benefit for Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, 6 pm at Metropolist in SODO – more info here. (2931 1st Ave. S.)

ACOUSTIC ALT-FOLK: That’s what Darren Senn will perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) tonight, 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEKEND … via our complete calendar!

8 for your West Seattle Wednesday

(Merganser, photographed by Matthew Olson)

A few of the many highlights for the hours ahead:

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR GENEALOGY: Learn about them at this Senior Center of West Seattle workshop, 1 pm. Call 206-932-4044, extension 1, to check whether there’s still room! (4217 SW Oregon)

WSHS AT STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: The 3A state tournaments start today at the Tacoma Dome. The West Seattle High School girls play Arlington at 2 pm; the WSHS boys play Capital at 9 pm. Both are loser-out games. (2727 East D St, Tacoma)

SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL OPEN HOUSE: Questions/comments about the in-progress plan for Sound Transit light rail to West Seattle? Tonight’s open house is the last major ST-presented event before the agency decides this spring on routing/station locations for environmental study. 6-8:30 pm at the Masonic Center in The Junction. ADDED: We’ve confirmed with Sound Transit that there’ll be a presentation at 6:30. (4736 40th SW)

COMMUNITY BRIEFING ON SEATTLE IRON & METALS SETTLEMENT: Concerned about air/water quality in the Duwamish Valley? Important information at this Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and Puget SoundKeeper community briefing. 6 pm at Gene Colin Education Hall on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Georgetown campus. (6737 Corson Ave. S.)

SPORTS BRA DEMO NIGHT: Join Brooks for this free demo night at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), starting at 6:15 pm – when you’re also invited to the weekly group run, though it’s optional. Plus – discounts, raffle, and wine and chocolate! Details in our calendar listing. (2743 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: 7 pm, HPAC meets at Highland Park Improvement Club. Agenda includes annual elections and Camp Second Chance survey. (1116 SW Holden)

POETRYBRIDGE: This month’s rescheduled event is tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. Featured readers: Hamish Todd and David Fewster. (5612 California SW)

JAZZ JAM: Cephalopod at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … by browsing our complete calendar!

6 for your West Seattle Tuesday

(Barrow’s Goldeneye, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Just some of what’s happening today/tonight:

DINE OUT FOR ROXHILL: 4-8 pm, Marination Ma Kai at Seacrest will donate part of its proceeds to Friends of Roxhill Elementary. (1660 Harbor SW)

MATH BUDDIES: 4-5 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, “an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities, and for teens to gain experience volunteering.” (2306 42nd SW)

DINE OUT TO FIGHT CANCER: 4-10 pm at Mioposto Admiral, part of the proceeds will support Cross Out Cancer. (2139 California SW)

MOCK TRIAL: As previewed here on Sunday, the Chief Sealth International High School Mock Trial team continues competition at 5 pm at the King County Courthouse – info here. (500 3rd Ave.)

COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AT WSBWCN: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is the guest at this month’s West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting – more info here. SPD also will present an update on neighborhood crime/safety. All welcome. (2300 SW Webster)

TUNES AT THE TAVERN: 9 pm, the Suffering F-heads perform at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE OPTIONS … see our complete calendar here!

5 for your West Seattle (and beyond) Monday!

(The Olympics are out this morning, and James Bratsanos photographed them)

In the hours ahead …

AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP: 2 pm at Southwest Library. This month’s book: “The Sympathizer ” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. If you want to get ready for next month’s meeting, the book will be “The Spiral Staircase” by Karen Armstrong. More info here. (9010 35th SW)

COUNCIL CONSIDERS HALA MHA AMENDMENTS: Following last week’s 107-speaker public hearing, a 2:30 pm City Council meeting will consider the fate of possible changes to the HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability upzoning. All documents are linked from the agenda. Public-comment period at City Hall; live stream at seattlechannel.org. (600 4th Ave.)

WHICH PROJECTS DO YOU WANT TO SEE FUNDED? Tonight’s the rescheduled South Park meeting for prioritizing proposed Neighborhood Street Fund projects in District 1. 6:30 pm at South Park Hall. Details are in our preview – including how to participate online (by Friday!) if you can’t get to the meeting. (1253 S. Cloverdale)

FAMILY STORY TIME: Bring your kid(s) of any age to High Point Library for tonight’s story time at 6:30 pm. (3411 SW Raymond)

QUIZFIX TRIVIA: 7:30 pm at The Skylark. All welcome, free, prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

West Seattle Sunday: Plan a park; swap seeds; declutter and donate …

(Photo by Chris Frankovich)

Ways you can spend your Sunday:

48TH/CHARLESTOWN PARK COMMENTS: The rescheduled drop-in opportunity to talk with Seattle Parks reps about the future 48th/Charlestown park is today, 10 am-2 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. They’ll be in the ground-floor lobby, we’re told. (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what’s fresh, from winter produce to meat, fish, cheese, beverages, and prepared food, in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

‘TRICKLE DOWN TOWN’ SCREENING: 11:30 am at Fauntleroy Church, free screening of West Seattle filmmaker Tomasz Biernacki‘s homelessness-centered documentary “Trickle Down Town.” (9140 California SW)

SEED SWAP: As previewed here, whether you have seeds to “swap” or not, you’re welcome to visit the Seed Library at West Seattle (Admiral) Library for this 2-3:30 pm event. Free! Gardening season is so close! (2306 42nd SW)

DROP OFF DONATIONS FOR WSPC GARAGE SALE: 3-4:45 pm, your donations will be welcomed:

West Side Presbyterian Church’s HUGE garage sale will be held on March 8th and 9th – looking for more donations for this annual garage sale that helps fund youth events for the rest of the year.

·Curbside Donations Accepted: (Today) from 3 pm-4:45 pm – just pull up to the curb on California Ave SW and the youth will assist you in carrying your donations into the church. (Donations will also be accepted next Tues-Thurs 9 am-5 pm, but you’ll need to carry your things into the church. Feb 28th is the last day to donate.) Please make sure your donations are all clean and in working order. No TVs, appliances, large furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment, paint, drapes, tires, Christmas lights.

(3601 California SW)

‘ONCE ON THIS ISLAND’ FINAL PERFORMANCE: 3 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, your last chance to see Twelfth Night Productions‘ presentation of this musical. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

CORREO AEREO: 3-5 pm, live Latin American music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). No cover. (5612 California SW)

BLUEGRASS JAM: 7 pm at Parliament Tavern, “bring your acoustic instruments and your voice to sing and play along with some good ol’ down-home folks.” All welcome, as long as you’re 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

WHAT ELSE? See the full list on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Saturday: From plunge to pop-up, and more…

February 23, 2019 6:07 am
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(Pileated Woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Happy Saturday! First:

ROAD-WORK ALERT: SDOT told us earlier this week that – weather permitting – its crews would be out today removing the temporary bus lane that was put into place for buses to use the 4th Avenue exit from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge. You can use the views on our Traffic Cams page to see if this work is under way and if so, how it’s affecting traffic.

Now, from the calendar:

GROUP RUN: Be at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) at 8 am and get moving! Free. (2743 California SW)

THE BIG PLUNGE, PLUS BEER FEST & FOOD TRUCKS: Big fun at Alki Bathhouse for much of the day – The Big Plunge fundraising “polar bear swim” for Special Olympics of Washington, plus a beer and food-truck festival! The newest details:

8:00 a.m. – Onsite registration opens
10:00 a.m. – DJs start spinning on the Main Stage
11:00 a.m. – Food Trucks and Winter Beer Festival open
1:00 p.m. – PLUNGE! (participants will be plunging in waves)
3:00 p.m. – Event ends; Food trucks and winter beer festival close

Food trucks include Big Dogs, Bread and Circuses, Charlie’s Buns ‘N Stuff, Ezell’s Chicken, Kiss My Gritz, Off the Rez, Pecos Pit BBQ, Piroshky Piroshky, Vet Chef, The Cheese Pit and Thai-U-Up.

Featured breweries at the winter beer festival include Big Time Brewery, Elliott Bay Brewing, Elysian Brewing Company, Georgetown Brewing, Redhook Brewery, and Seattle Cider Company.

Entertaining the crowds from the Main Stage will be a lineup of local DJs featuring Blueyed Soul, DJ Aquaphina, DJ Shane, Harmony Soleil and Sean Majors.

(2701 Alki Ave. SW)

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR: 10 am-5 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse in West Seattle:

Join us for our first annual health and wellness fair at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center! Receive free information from our health and wellness booths set up by organizations including University of Washington Health and Dental, Seattle Indian Health Board, and more. Receive free screenings and enter our raffle while gathering information on Native health and wellness.

(4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

ESSENTIAL OILS 101: Community class at Highland Park Improvement Club, 10 am-10:30 am, all welcome. (1116 SW Holden)

CELEBRATE COMIC CREATORS: 2:30-4:30 pm at Southwest Library, come to a reception for the youth who spent time this week creating comics. (9010 35th SW)

POP-UP SPANISH EVENING: Two seatings at Tin Dog Brewing in South Park, starting at 5:30 pm, with food, drink, and dancing. (309 S. Cloverddale)

CAMPAIGN PARTY: Phil Tavel‘s District 1 City Council campaign has its first South Park party tonight at 7 pm, featuring the West Seattle Big Band, at South Park Hall. Ticket info here. (1253 S. Cloverdale)

CASEY MACGILL TRIO: 7:30 pm, a Kenyon Hall favorite! Details and ticket info here. (7904 35th SW)

‘ONCE ON THIS ISLAND’: Second-to-last chance to catch Twelfth Night Productions‘ musical, 7:30 pm curtain time at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

BASKETBALL: New time for the West Seattle High School boys’ regional game against Eastside Catholic8 pm at Issaquah High School. (700 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah)

DAD: Hits of the ’80s and ’90s, raising money for Westside Lacrosse, 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, $8, 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE OPTIONS! See our full list on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar!

7 for your West Seattle Friday

February 22, 2019 10:15 am
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(Horned Grebe with a gunnel for lunch, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Get your weekend going early! Here are highlights for the hours ahead:

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: Hostas and ferns are the spotlight topic during today’s 10:30 am-2 pm meeting of the West Seattle Garden Club at Daystar Retirement Village (WSB sponsor) – more information in our calendar listing; visitors are welcome for all or part of the meeting. (2615 SW Barton)

BINGO! Weekly bingo session at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 11 am-2:30 pm. Must be at least 18 to play. Info in our calendar listing. (4217 SW Oregon)

CITY COUNCILMEMBER’S DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS: 2-7 pm, you can drop in to the South Park Community Center to talk with District 1 Councilmember Lisa Herbold during her monthly “district office hours.” (8319 8th Ave. S.)

BASKETBALL: The West Seattle High School girls’ team has a regional playoff game at 6 pm vs. Meadowdale HS. They’re playing at Garfield HS. It’s a must-win game so the more fans, the better! (400 23rd Avenue)

BOBCAT BOB: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), it’s the return of ever-popular Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice! No cover. (5612 California SW)

BENEFIT CONCERT: Big lineup of regional bands at The Skylark tonight, 7:30 pm, helping the Northshore Fire Foundation raise money for nonprofits – details here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

‘ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, THE MUSICAL’: Start of the second and final weekend for Twelfth Night Productions‘ show, 7:30 pm curtain at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

EVEN MORE … on our complete calendar!