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West Seattle Wednesday: Candidates; WordsWest; Morgan Community Association; more!

(Photo by Don Brubeck, looking toward Magnolia from Upper Alki this morning)

Just a sampling of what’s happening:

WEDNESDAY AT THE MOVIES: 1 pm screening at the Senior Center of West Seattle. This afternoon’s movie: “Richard III” from 1995. $1 members/$2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)

LEARN ABOUT CREATING ‘INTENTIONAL HOUSEHOLDS’: Westside Neighbors Network is at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) for a free presentation explained here. Wine and hors d’oeuvres too, 6-7 pm. (4022 SW Alaska)

THE CANDIDATES! As ballots are mailed today, it’s almost time to vote. Tonight, the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council offers you another chance to see Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock, 34th District State Senate candidates, side by side, 7 pm in Olympic Hall at the south end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. P.S. Free parking. (6000 16th SW)

MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Busy night for MoCA‘s quarterly meeting, 7 pm at The Kenney. See the agenda here. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: West Seattle is a place to celebrate writing, and the monthly WordsWest events offer you an opportunity to see and hear topnotch writers. 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “an evening with writers Stacey Levine and Anca Szilágyi, whose female characters inhabit and explore worlds that stretch far beyond their given roles.” (5612 California SW)

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT: The West Seattle High School volleyball team is accepting donations for the fight against breast cancer during tonight’s home game against Cleveland. 7 pm. (3000 California SW)

MADISON PTSA: First general meeting of the 2018-2019 school year! 7 pm – agenda details here. In the school library. (3429 45th SW)

AND MORE! Check our complete calendar page to see what else is happening in the days and weeks ahead.

Highlights for your West Seattle Tuesday

(Fall colors on Admiral Way, photographed by Al)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, some of what’s up in the hours ahead:

FREE PLAY SPACE: Until noon, you and your kid(s) are invited to the free play space – with free WiFi and hot beverage(s) for you – at the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene. (42nd SW/SW Juneau)

FOR THE LOVE OF TEA: 10 am at High Point Community Center: “A program sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Seattle Chinese Garden offers a chance to experience a traditional Chinese gathering for making, serving, tasting, and sharing tea, plus a special poetry reading.” $12.50 program fee. (6920 34th SW)

HOUSING FAIR: 10 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Free lunch for those who visit at least four vendors; call to see if there’s still room. (4217 SW Oregon)

LIGHT RAIL WALK-AND-TALK: 4:30-6:30 pm, Feet First invites you to walk from The Junction to Delridge and talk about siting West Seattle’s future light-rail stations. Meet at Junction Plaza Park (42nd/Alaska). Optional post-walk discussion at Ounces. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

DEMENTIA CARE: 6-7:30 pm, Aegis Living of West Seattle (WSB sponsor) invites you to hear Lori La Bey talk about “Dementia Care; Shifting from Crisis to Comfort.” Details here. Free. (4700 SW Admiral Way)

‘PERFECT STORM: WHY TRUMP WON’: 6 pm at High Point Community Center, hear from Mike Purdy, presidential historian and the founder of PresidentialHistory.com. $7; get your seat by calling 206-684-7422 ASAP

EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. This month’s book is “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. (3411 SW Raymond)

NEW GIVING GROUP: As previewed here, the new women’s giving group Impact West Seattle is launching tonight. 7 pm at South Park Hall. (1253 S. Cloverdale)

TALK WITH AND HEAR FROM POLICE: The last West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting of the year is tonight, 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct. If you have neighborhood concerns, followup questions about local crimes, or anything else to ask police about it, this is your chance. Guest speaker too – the precinct’s Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner. (2300 SW Webster)

UNPLUGGED – A MUSICAL GATHERING: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), acoustic musicians and singers are warmly welcomed. (5612 California SW)

TRIVIA WITH GEEKS WHO DRINK: 8 pm at Whisky West (WSB sponsor), it’s trivia time! Here’s how last week went. (6451 California SW)

THAT’S JUST PART OF THE LIST! See our complete calendar here.

West Seattle Monday: Movie, macrame, more

(Harlequin duck, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Five options for your Monday:

AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP: 2 pm at Southwest Library. This month’s book is “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. (9010 35th SW)

MACRAME MEETUP: 6:30 pm at Bird on a Wire:

Macramé is a making a comeback! With the changing of seasons, what better way to cozy up inside than with some new friends and create some functional art? This is a great way for people to come together and along the way learn a new skill. The host will have some basic materials for the first mini-project (a small plant hanger). If you’ve got any materials you’d like to use, bring them!

Discussion about follow-up Macramé Meetups will be discussed – donations for the next project will be accepted as well as any ideas for what you’d like to make next! We’re looking to make this a monthly event happening at Bird on a Wire.

(3509 SW Henderson)

‘LIKE’: First area showing of this movie about social media and its effect on our lives. 7 pm at Seattle Lutheran High School – all welcome. (4100 SW Genesee)

WEST SEATTLE QUILTERS: Into quilting? Get/share advice and be part of group projects! 7 pm meeting at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

PUB QUIZ: 8 pm trivia at Shadowland in The Junction – info here. (4458 California SW)

LOOK AHEAD via our complete calendar and newly launched Halloween (Etc.) Guide!

Walk, write, carve, celebrate, more … on your West Seattle Sunday

(Ezra jumps and Silas watches, photographed by their dad Eugene Lee at Lowman Beach on Saturday)

Options for your Sunday – right after this reminder:

TRAFFIC ALERT: The Highway 99 and I-5 closures are scheduled to continue today, but in the past they’ve ended earlier – especially 99 – so we’ll be monitoring through the day, and will publish a separate update if that does happen. In the meantime, southbound 99 is closed between the West Seattle Bridge and Battery St. Tunnel, and northbound I-5 has lane closures starting south of the city and stretching to Olive Way.

Now, what’s up:

WALK WITH PODCAST: WEST SEATTLE: 10 am, meet at Whale Tail Park in Alki to join Podcast: West Seattle on a history-rich hike including Schmitz Park. Full details here. (59th SW/SW Lander)

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

PUMPKIN CARVING: 2-4 pm at Puget Ridge Edible Park:

Come enjoy pumpkin carving with your neighbors at PREP. Not only do you get to have fun with your neighbors, but you can leave the mess there as the scraps can go directly to the garden’s compost. Bring your own pumpkin, but there will be about 20 pumpkins for anyone who doesn’t have one. Afterward, you can stay and learn more about PREP during the monthly work meeting.

(18th SW/SW Brandon)

WRITING EMOTION IN FICTION: Local writer Karen Finneyfrock (who just emceed the Washington State Book Awards last night) will lead a workshop to “explore some of the ways writers create an emotional response in the reader. Primarily geared toward writers working on novels or short stories.” 2-4 pm, Southwest Library, free. (9010 35th SW)

CHILDREN’S MOONLIGHT FESTIVAL: 3-6 pm at the Vietnamese Cultural Center, as previewed here – activities, performances, more, for all ages. (2236 SW Orchard)

MADELINE TASQUIN: “Eclectic songwriter” performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

FINAL PERFORMANCE OF ‘SKELETON CREW’: Closing day at ArtsWest – 3 pm curtain; check here for tickets. (4711 California SW)

ALL-AGES SHOW: Blue Avenue, Fever Point, Sanya at The Skylark, doors at 5, show at 6, all ages, $5 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD … via our complete West Seattle calendar!

What you need to know as your West Seattle Saturday gets going

(Blue and Gold Macaw Parrot Aboo at Alki, photographed 10/4/18 by Michael Ostrogorsky)

More sunshine forecast for today! But first – if you have to leave the peninsula, remember the closures:

SOUTHBOUND 99, NORTHBOUND I-5: Southbound Highway 99 is completely closed between the Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge; northbound I-5 has lane closures starting south of Seattle and continuing to Olive Way. Info here; local traffic cameras here.

But why leave the peninsula when all this is happening? Highlights:

ROXHILL PARK CLEANUP CREW: Join neighbors who have been cleaning up and clearing invasive plants in this local park for years – 9 to 11 am, two hours of your time can help a lot. Details here; meet in the parking lot. (29th SW/SW Barton)

TAI CHI AT THE BEACH: Second-to-last scheduled session this year! 9 am by Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, by donation. (61st SW/Alki SW)

DOG FIRST AID AND CPR: Daylong class, 9 am-5 pm at Daystar. Registration info here. (2615 SW Barton)

FALL FESTIVAL: 10 am-2 pm, “horse-drawn hayride, face-painting station, photo booth, free popcorn, and cotton candy stations” are part of the fun offered by Forest Lawn (WSB sponsor). Free! (6701 30th SW)

LEARN BEFORE YOU BUY: Financing and real-estate experts lead this free five-hour class, with lunch included, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 10 am-3 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

GARDEN CENTER END-OF-SEASON SALE: 10 am-3 pm, visit the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Garden Center on the north end of the campus. (6000 16th SW)

SEE ART, MAKE ART! Southwest Library invites you to this free workshop with Seattle artist and educator Lene Sangster, making felted monsters. For kids (7+) and adults. (9010 35th SW)

FRESH HOP FEST: Beer showcase at Ounces in North Delridge, noon-10 pm. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

ETSY AND THE ONLINE MARKETPLACE: Southwest Library invites you to learn about online marketplaces for art. (9010 35th SW)

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL: Two screenings at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, 4 pm and 7 pm – film details are here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

HAUNTED HIKE: 5:30-8:30 pm, Scouts from West Seattle, White Center, and Burien are organizing this event at Kiwanis Schoenwald Park for all to enjoy – details in our calendar listing. (16030 Sylvester Road SW)

MODE MONSTER BASH: 7:30-10 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, music, theater, food, drinks, and fun, at this first-ever party in support of Mode Music and Performing Arts‘ quest to ensure that all kids have access to music/performing-arts education. More info here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

AT KENYON HALL: Fun night of music with Orville Johnson and Mark Graham, 7:30 pm. Ticket/reservation info is in our calendar listing. (7904 California SW)

‘SKELETON CREW’: Second-to-last performance at ArtsWest in The Junction, 7:30 pm. Check here to see if tickets remain. (4711 California SW)

THAT’S NOT ALL … see even more on our complete calendar!

What’s on the list for the rest of your West Seattle Friday

(Ferry and fog photographed from Upper Alki this morning by Jim Borrow)

What’s up for the rest of today/tonight:

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Looking for something to do on this no-school day? Noon-4 pm, visit the home of West Seattle’s history. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES: 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. This week, “Island in the Sky” (1953). $1 members, $2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATING! Go skate at Alki Community Center‘s Friday night event! 5:45-7:45 pm. (5817 SW Stevens)

A FIRST! The first-ever fundraiser and show on behalf of Totem Star, 6-9 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center:

Totem Star presents The Spotlight, our first annual fundraiser dinner and show. Featuring an amazing feast by celebrated chefs from our community and uplifting performances by Totem Star recording artists, 100% of funds raised at The Spotlight will help keep the doors to the studio and the stage open for our young people.

More info here, including a link to get your ticket(s) and/or donate. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS: Ticket sales are over but if you did get in on tonight’s benefit for the West Seattle Helpline, remember that it starts at 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)

(Thursday night moon and Olympics, photographed from Gatewood by Kanit Cottrell)

SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE: Monthly showcase at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, hosted by West Seattle’s Tom Humphreys. (5612 California SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth International High School plays at home, 7 pm vs. Sammamish at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle). At West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW), it’s O’Dea vs. Rainier Beach.

ART LOUNGE: 7 pm, bring your art project(s) – live model sessions start at 8 pm. More info on the Highland Park Improvement Club website. Free entry; bar’s open; 21+. (1116 SW Holden)

FLAMENCO! Doors at 8, show at 9, at The Skylark. $30. 21+.

TRAFFIC ALERT REMINDERS FOR LATE TONIGHT AND BEYOND: We’ve been previewing these all week in our traffic reports but ICYMI – Two lanes of northbound I-5 from MLK Way to Olive Way start closing at 8 pm tonight. Southbound 99 closes at 9 pm tonight north of the West Seattle Bridge. Details here.

West Seattle Art Walk and more for your Thursday

(Wednesday night moon at dusk, photographed by James Tilley)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FALL ART WALK: New quarter, new venue list:

Tonight’s Art Walk runs 5 pm to “late,” as usual. Be sure to note the venues that offer food/drink specials as well as those with artists. Special spotlight on Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; WSB sponsor) – our preview explains why. Also: Judith Rayl‘s photography show “Reconciliation: Exploring Beautiful Intersections Between Nature and the Human-Made” opens at Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW; WSB sponsor). See more artist previews on the official WSAW website!

‘COMING OUT DAY’ CELEBRATION: First-ever celebration at Hiawatha Community Center, 5-7 pm, as previewed here. (2700 California SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 6 pm at Southwest Library, this month’s event co-presented by the library and Southwest Seattle Historical Society offers you the opportunity to “hear Cherie Tucker read from her historical novel, ‘Hope Chest‘.” (9010 35th SW)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! 6 pm, meet at the Senior Center of West Seattle to start this monthly night out for LGBTQ community members and friends. (4217 SW Oregon)

OPEN MICROPHONE: Singers and musicians of all genres are welcome at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘SKELETON CREW’: 7:30 pm curtain time at ArtsWest. Tickets available online by going here. (4711 California SW)

AS ALWAYS, THERE’S MORE … see our complete calendar here.

West Seattle Wednesday: Flu shots, schools, buses, Disaster Trivia, more!

(Merlin, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Looking ahead at the rest of your Wednesday – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FLU SHOT CLINIC: Need a flu shot? The community is welcome at this afternoon’s Denny International Middle School clinic, as well as students/staff/families. 2-5 pm. Form in our calendar listing. (2601 SW Kenyon)

SCHOOL BOARD TALKS LEVY PROJECTS: As previewed here last night, the School Board’s final work session on next year’s BEX V levy is happening at district HQ, 4:30-5:30 pm. Public can observe this meeting but not comment; when the levy proposal is officially drafted soon, there’ll be a public hearing. (3rd & Lander)

RAPIDRIDE H LINE/DELRIDGE REDESIGN OPEN HOUSE: Metro Route 120 is still moving toward becoming RapidRide H Line in 2021. Tonight you’re invited to drop by an open house 5:30-7:30 pm at Mount View Elementary in White Center:

Metro and Seattle will share updates on the project, including the future route proposal and station locations, and seek feedback on RapidRide station amenities and improvements that make it easier for people to reach transit. The City of Seattle will also share its early design for a reimagined Delridge Way Southwest with bus lanes, landscaped medians, crosswalk improvements, protected bike lanes and neighborhood greenway connections, signal upgrades, paving, water and sewer pipe upgrades, spot parking and bike lane removal, and public art.

(10811 12th SW)

WRITING CIRCLE: 6-7:30 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, write with Hugo House! Author Jeanine Walker is the host. (2306 42nd SW)

SUPERINTENDENT VISITS: Seattle Public Schools‘ new superintendent Denise Juneau is at Youngstown Cultural Arts Tonight as her “Listening and Learning Tour.” It’s a two-part event, 6-6:40 pm with youth, 7-8:30 pm general “town hall.” (4408 Delridge Way SW)

HELP SALMON BY SEARCHING FOR THEM: 6:30 pm orientation for volunteers who can help Puget Soundkeeper‘s salmon watch on Longfellow Creek in North Delridge. (Contact morgan@pugetsoundkeeper.org for location)

POEMS AND STORIES: The monthly PoetryBridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) at 7 pm features Tobin Marsh and Richard Wells. (5612 California SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy; the agenda includes Get Out The Vote plans plus a time to share memories of longtime member Jackie Dupras. (9131 California SW)

DISASTER TRIVIA: 8:30 pm at Talarico’s Pizzeria, as previewed here. Call 206-937-3463 for a reservation to be sure your team has a table! 21+. (4718 California SW)

From community involvement to library-oke – it’s your West Seattle Tuesday list

(If we had an official WSB bird, the bright and loud Steller’s Jay would be it. Thanks to Mark Wangerin for the photo)

Here’s our list of highlights for the rest of your Tuesday:

CRAFTERS AT HPIC: Working on a project? Bring it to Highland Park Improvement Club and hang out with the South Seattle Fiber Arts Club, 11 am-1 pm. (1116 SW Holden)

LEARN ABOUT BUGS: Second of four lectures at the Senior Center of West Seattle by West Seattle entomologist Jen Paur, 4-5 pm. Fee. Details in our calendar listing, including how to call to sign up. (4217 SW Oregon)

CANDIDATES @ ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 6:30 pm ANA meeting at The Sanctuary is scheduled to include the candidates for the 34th District State Senate, Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock. (2656 42nd SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP: 7 pm meeting at 2 Fingers Social, community members welcome. (9211 Delridge Way SW)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, monthly FCA board meeting, with community members always welcome. Agenda’s in our calendar listing. (9131 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB: This group of West Seattle High School supporters meets at 7 pm in the school library. All welcome. (3000 California SW)

BOOKTOBERFEST LIBRARYOKE: 9 pm at The Skylark, you’re encouraged to sing songs about books and libraries. 21+. No cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THAT’S JUST THE START … see our complete calendar for what else is up!

6 for a wet West Seattle Monday

(Bewick’s Wren, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Before we move on to the news of the day – calendar highlights:

VOTER REGISTRATION/STATUS CHECK: Not registered to vote? Not sure about your status – maybe you’ve moved, for example? Today’s your deadline to do both of the above online. Just go here.

COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE: This committee appointed by Governor Inslee, “a group of 30 leaders he has appointed to support and advise state officials on how best to ensure an accurate count of all Washington residents for the 2020 Census,” chaired by former Gov. Gary Locke, has its first meeting at 2 pm at Brockey Center on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

HOMEWORK HELP: Volunteers are at High Point Library to assist students, 4-7:30 pm. More info here. (3411 SW Raymond)

EVENING BOOK GROUP IN WESTWOOD: 6:45 pm at Southwest Library. This month’s book is “Negroland: a Memoir” by Margo Jefferson. (9010 35th SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUP IN ADMIRAL: 6:45 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s book is “Lost Memory of Skin” by Russell Banks. (2306 42nd SW)

TRIVIA: Free all-ages trivia at The Skylark, 7:30 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THE WEEK AHEAD … preview what’s coming up by checking our complete calendar!

What’s happening on your West Seattle Sunday

(Crow at Alki, photographed by Laura Goodrich, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

‘LITTER LEAGUE’ COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 9:30 am, meet up with Jill for the year’s last Morgan Junction cleanup – all ages welcome! Bring your own garden-type gloves – otherwise, what you need will be provided. Meet by the ATM north of the gas station. (6540 California SW)

WESTCREST PARK PLANTING PREP: Adult volunteers only for this one, 10 am-12:30 pm:

Help make room to plant 100+ trees this fall by weeding out Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy at Westcrest Park. You’ll have fun digging up roots, yanking up vines, and when it’s all done, seeing the progress just a few fine folks can make in a few, short hours.

Full details here. (Meet at 5th SW/SW Cloverdale)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what’s fresh! In the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

VOTER REGISTRATION, WITH INCENTIVES: Again today, Bird on a Wire coffee shop will have forms available for anyone eligible to – but not yet registered to – vote, and each filled-out form is good for a free small coffee or cookie. 10 am-2 pm. (3509 SW Henderson)

(added) CAT FILM FESTIVAL: 12:30 and 2 pm showings at the Admiral Theater. Meow! (2343 California SW)

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR JACKIE DUPRAS: As previewed here, 1 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church presents this annual outdoor community event for people and pets in the West Seattle High School parking lot north of the church. (3000 California SW)

CROP WALK TO FIGHT HUNGER: 1 pm, starting at Alki UCC, the annual fundraising and awareness-raisingwalk welcomes your participation! (6115 SW Hinds)

CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm monthly meeting with special guests from the city, as previewed here. All welcome. Arrowhead Gardens community room. (9200 2nd SW)

IS WEST SEATTLE PREPARED? 2-5 pm at High Point Community Center. Just a couple spots left as of early this morning! (6920 34th SW)

LANE NORBERG: C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) presents the singer/songwriter live, 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘SKELETON CREW’ AT ARTSWEST: Just a few more chances to see the play by Dominique Morrisseau – 3 pm curtain today; check ticket avaiability here. (4711 California SW)

DRAG 2K: Throwback show at The Skylark, all ages, $10 cover, doors at 5, show at 6. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

ALMOST LIKE TIME TRAVELING … if you look ahead to what’s coming up days and weeks from now via our complete calendar.

What’s up for your West Seattle Saturday

(Dark-eyed Junco, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Some options for your West Seattle Saturday:

REGISTER TO VOTE, GET A REWARD! Bird on a Wire coffee shop will have forms available for those who aren’t yet registered to vote, and each filled-out form is good for a free small coffee or cookie, 9-11 am today and 10 am-2 pm Sunday. (3509 SW Henderson)

HISTORY WALK: Free guided walk through the West Duwamish Greenbelt:

Walk the West Duwamish Greenbelt with South Seattle College historian Randy Nelson to learn more about the history of the greenbelt. We will explore the route of the old Highland Park/Burien railroad that operated from 1912 to 1929, learn about the sand and gravel operations from the 1920s to the 1960s, and the plans for the “Sound Way” freeway that would have run through West Seattle.

Meet at 10 am. (14th SW/SW Holly)

BUG-MOBILE! You’ve seen this educational and fun vehicle around West Seattle (reader photo below). Now get up close and learn!

Noon-1:30 pm, stop by to meet its operator, who says, “I’ll be educating people on how to stay healthy this flu season, as well as handing out hand sanitizers and toys for kids.” (40th SW/SW Dakota)

‘LET’S TALK RACE’ SERIES: DNDA‘s series looks at the American education system, 1-6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: “We warmly invite you to an exploration and interactive discussion of the American Educational System and the populations it serves. We will look at the impacts of history and various structures that influence education in America.” Free, with child care and community dinner provided for participants. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

FOOTBALL: Seattle Lutheran plays Evergreen Lutheran at West Seattle Stadium, 1 pm. (4432 35th SW)

HAPPY 14TH, CLICK! 5-8 pm, you’re invited to the 14th anniversary party and pop-up shop at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. (4540 California SW)

FOY VANCE IN-STORE AT EASY STREET: Doors at 6 pm, show at 6:30 pm, free all-ages in-store performance at Easy Street Records – find out more here. (California/Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: Doors open at 6:30, movie at 7 pm, Neighborhood House High Point. This month, “Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom.” Discussion afterward. No admission charge but donations always appreciated. More info here. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

‘SKELETON CREW’: 7:30 pm curtain for the current production at ArtsWest. Check ticket availability by going here. (4711 California SW)

SPY NIGHT: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern:

The Spyrographs will play classic spy tunes from films and television. DJs Tiger Tails will be spinning even more spy and sleuth tunes. Come dressed as your favorite secret agent, supervillains, or bombshells. Prizes for best costume!

$7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

WHAT ELSE IS UP? You’ll find it all listed o our complete calendar.

Options for your West Seattle Friday!

(Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Happy Friday! A few possibilities from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES: 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. This week, “Lone Star” (1996). $1 members, $2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)

ALKI SKATING! Go skate at Alki Community Center‘s Friday night event! 5:45-7:45 pm. (5817 SW Stevens)

CORNER BAR: 6 pm doors open, 8 pm (ish) music starts – Cool Water is this month’s featured band. More info on the monthly pop-up bar on the Highland Park Improvement Club website. Free entry; all ages. (1116 SW Holden)

STUDENT SHOWCASE: 6-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), students from West Side Music Academy perform. (5612 California SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: West Seattle High School homecoming (corrected – see comments) Senior Night tonight at 7 at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) vs. Ingraham. Chief Sealth International High School on the road, 7 pm vs. Lakeside at Northwest Athletic Complex (1819 N 135th). At West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW), it’s O’Dea vs. Eastside Catholic.

‘SKELETON CREW’: 7:30 pm curtain for the current production at ArtsWest. You can check ticket availability here. (4711 California SW)

NORMAN BAKER & THE BACKROADS: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, celebrating a new single release with a night of their trademark “Barrel-Aged Lumber Rock” sound. $7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

PREVIEW THE WEEKEND! Our complete calendar has it all.

9 for your West Seattle Thursday

(Fall colors! Tree in White Center, photographed by Gill Loring)

Morning through night, here are highlights of what’s ahead:

‘STEREOTYPE THREAT & IDENTITY THREAT’: 11 am presentation at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) with Stanford psychology professor Dr. Claude M. Steele. (6000 16th SW)

FIREFIGHTER STORY TIME: Parents/guardians and caregivers are invited to bring preschoolers to meet firefighters and learn about fire safety during this special story time, 11:30 am at High Point Library. (3411 SW Raymond)

RAINWISE AT YOUNG’S: Young’s Restaurant in South Delridge is the first local restaurant to join RainWise, and you can learn about it there during an open house starting at 4:30 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (9413 16th SW)

CITY BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING: Got something to say about the proposed city budget? The City Council will be there to hear it at the first public hearing on the budget, 5:30 pm at City Hall downtown. (600 4th Ave.)

BLESSING OF THE PETS: 6:30-8:30 pm at Resting Waters. Info in our calendar listing. (9205 35th SW)

CANDIDATES’ FORUM: 34th District State Senate candidates Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock are the main event on the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council agenda tonight, 7 pm at North Highline Fire District HQ. All welcome. (1243 SW 112th)

READ THE KORAN IN 4 WEEKS: Tonight’s the start of Rev. Ron Marshall‘s next series, 7 pm at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle. Check to see if there’s room. (4105 California SW)

JIM PAGE: Singer-songwriter performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

FREE VISION WORKSHOP: 7:30 pm at West Seattle Coworking (WSB sponsor), a “free vision workshop to learn about holistic eye care.” Info in our calendar listing. (6040 California SW)

MORE! See for yourself on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Wednesday: Meet the chief librarian; talk with police; hear from your city councilmember; walk in the park; more…

(Northern Flicker, yellow-shafted, photographed by Mark Wangerin, who explains that the red-shafted flickers are what we usually see)

Quick reminders about what’s ahead today/tonight:

EMERGENCY TEST MESSAGE: As previewed here, don’t freak out if this shows up on your cell phone at or around 11:18 am.

MEET THE CHIEF LIBRARIAN: 1-2 pm at Southwest Library, meet Seattle Public Library‘s leader Marcellus Turner and talk with him about how SPL can better serve you. (9010 35th SW)

COFFEE WITH A COP: 1-2:30 pm, drop by Westwood Village Starbucks to talk with local police. (9023 25th SW)

ROXHILL PARK WALK: Walk with Sound Steps at 3 pm: “Join your neighbors for a walk on the Longfellow Creek Trail, through Roxhill Park on a .5 mile loop – stop there or continue on for another loop for 1 mile total. Meet at the trail entrance on Barton.”

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARMSTAND: Weekly farmstand open for you to buy organic produce grown where it’s sold, 4 pm-7 pm – closes for the season later this month so don’t miss the chance to check it out! (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, with guests including City Councilmember Lisa Herbold. Other spotlight topics include Anti-Hate Alaska Junction and a proposed sports complex on Harbor SW. See the agenda here. (4217 SW Oregon)

ALKI ELEMENTARY PTA: Meeting at the school at 6:30 pm. (3010 59th SW)

THAT’S JUST THE START … there’s more on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Tuesday: From WWRHAH to whales, and more!

(Golden-crowned Kinglet, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Ready for a busy Tuesday?

FREE PLAY SPACE: Starting today, as previewed here, the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene is opening its nursery area as a free playspace for kids, 9 am-noon, two days a week. (4201 SW Juneau)

BUGS! First of four lectures at the Senior Center of West Seattle by West Seattle entomologist Jen Paur, 4-5 pm. Fee. Details in our calendar listing, including how to call to sign up. (4217 SW Oregon)

MAKE MUSIC! Rehearsals start tonight for some of the West Seattle Community Orchestras groups, and it’s not too late to sign up – see our recent story and the WSCO website. Times/locations vary.

ENVISIONING SOUTH PARK’S NEW ZONING: Residential Small Lot zoning, that is, as proposed in the HALA MHA plan. Local architect and housing advocate Matt Hutchins leads a discussion, as explained here, at South Park Hall, 6 pm. (1253 S. Cloverdale)

WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 6:15 pm, upstairs at Southwest Library, WWRHAH resumes regular meetings – agenda info here. (9010 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point – agenda info is here. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

ORCA-TOBER: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), you’re invited to join The Whale Trail‘s Orca-tober gathering! $5 suggested donation at the door; kids free. (5612 California SW)

OUNCES TRIVIA: Free trivia at 7 pm at Ounces. Prizes! (3809 Delridge Way SW)

‘GEEKS WHO DRINK’ TRIVIA: 8 pm at Whisky West (WSB sponsor). More info here. (6451 California SW)

THERE’S MORE! See the complete calendar here.

6 for your West Seattle Monday

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, as October begins:

PECOS PIT DINE-OUT BENEFIT: 11 am-9 pm, dine at, or take out from, Pecos Pit (WSB sponsor) in West Seattle today/tonight and a portion benefits West Seattle Cooperative Preschools. (4400 35th SW)

HOMEWORK HELP: Volunteers are at High Point Library to assist students, 4-7:30 pm. More info here. (3411 SW Raymond)

COMMUNITY SAFETY GRANTS: The city is seeking to “co-design” community-safety grants and looking for input tonight. 6:30-8 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, south classroom. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

PUGET RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: Live in the Puget Ridge area? Join your neighbors to talk about community improvements and issues! 7 pm at Puget Ridge Cohousing. (7020 18th SW)

WEST SEATTLE QUILTERS: The group that put on the recent show at the Senior Center/Sisson Building welcomes all interested quilters to their regular meeting!

Same site for tonight’s meeting, 7 pm. (4217 SW Oregon)

PUB QUIZ: Don’t end the start of the week without some fun. 8 pm pub quiz at Shadowland in The Junction. (4458 California SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … get advance word of big events later in the week, month, and beyond, via our complete calendar!

Ways to spend your West Seattle Sunday

(Saturday sunset, photographed by Jamie Kinney)

Welcome to the last day of September! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

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

VICTOR JANUSZ: Live music at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 10 am-2 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)

MEET THE CREATOR OF TIMEBANKS: 1 pm at Neighborhood House High Point, as previewed here last week, West Seattle Timebank hosts Dr. Edgar Cahn, who founded and leads TimeBanks USA. All welcome! (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: 1-3 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle – details here including registration info. UPDATE: Class is full. (4217 SW Oregon)

MEET THE ARTISTS: 2-3 pm at Southwest Library, meet your West Seattle neighbors who are showing their work in the 27th annual Southwest Artist Showcase, at its opening reception. Enjoy coffee and dessert while you’re there! (9010 35th SW)

‘NIGHTINGALE’ MUSICAL: 3 pm performance in the chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent:

In celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, Nightingale by Pamela Gerke brings Nightingale’s story to life through original music and scenes of her life in a 2-act musical that reframes and makes relevant her image for modern audiences.

Thanks to Ted Johnson for the photo from last weekend’s Admiral UCC performance. Admission free. (4831 35th SW)

MARC SMASON: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘SKELETON CREW’: A matinée performance today for the new production at ArtsWest, 3 pm. Check to see if tickets are available by going here. (4711 California SW)

Highlights for your West Seattle Saturday

(Alki photo by Laura Goodrich, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Sort of a quiet Saturday. So our highlights include some regular weekly events that otherwise usually just linger on our calendar. But first:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Two reminders – barrier work today closing inside lanes on the Fauntleroy end of the West Seattle Bridge, and scheduled-for-the-entire-weekend work closing the offramp from NB I-5 to the bridge and Beacon Hill.

Now, here’s what’s up:

TAI CHI AT THE BEACH: Just a few more Saturdays to enjoy this free (by donation) class until it goes on hiatus! 9 am near Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, with teacher Caylen Storm. (61st SW/Alki SW)

SEATTLE DESIGN AND PRINT GRAND OPENING: 9 am-3 pm, visit Seattle Design and Print, a new-and-not-far WSB sponsor, for its grand-opening celebration, including a 20 percent discount on services. (2445 4th Ave. S.)

WEST SEATTLE LINUX USERS GROUP: 9 am, regular every-two-weeks meetup at the Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor) – details here. (9140 California SW)

SOUTHWEST ARTIST SHOWCASE DROP-OFF: You are invited to be part of the Southwest Library‘s 27th annual Artist Showcase! Today’s the last of three days for you to do that by visiting the library (open 10 am-6 pm) to sign up while dropping off up to three pieces of your visual art. (9010 35th SW)

BIKE CLUB: Meet at Ounces in North Delridge for the weekly hour-or-so-long ride, 12:30 pm. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

(added) ‘LET’S TALK RACE’ SERIES: 1-6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, another installment in the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association series: “13th and U.S. Policies.”

What is justice? What is freedom? Who decides? This half-day event will explore these questions and the intersections of policy and institutionalized racism through the film “13th.” The film will be screened in two segments, followed by dialogue and storytelling to deepen our understanding of how the 13th amendment and U.S. history play a role in perpetuating systemic oppression.

(4408 Delridge Way SW)

OLG SCHOOL ART WALK: 6-9 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center:

Please join the West Seattle community as we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe School and amazing local artists as we host our First Annual Art Walk. Tasty food, local beer and wine, and music from the Garfield High School Jazz Quartet will be present for your enjoyment!

Tickets available here or at the door. (3401 SW Myrtle)

HUMMINGBULL: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this is the “musical project of Seattle native singer-songwriter Timothy Smith … a lyric-centric songwriter (who) urges the audience to think deep, to ask big questions.” (5612 California SW)

‘SKELETON CREW’: 7:30 pm, the second weekend continues for the new production at ArtsWest. See if tickets are available by going here. (4711 California SW)

WEST END GIRLS … “a Drag Extravaganza,” hosted by Cookie Couture, 8 pm at The Skylark. Lineup and ticket info in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WHAT ELSE? See our complete calendar!

What’s ahead for your West Seattle Friday!

(Thanks to Al for the photo of one of those ubiquitous, industrious spiders)

Highlights of fall’s first Friday!

SOUTHWEST ARTIST SHOWCASE DROP-OFF: You can be part of the Southwest Library‘s 27th annual Artist Showcase! Today’s the second of three days during which you can stop by the library (open until 6 pm tonight) to sign up while dropping off up to three pieces of your visual art. (9010 35th SW)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: “Good Will Hunting” is this afternoon’s movie at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 1 pm, $1 members/$2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION WINE WALK: Tonight’s 5 pm-start event is sold out! Just mentioning as a reminder, in case you do have tickets.

FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth IHS homecoming game at 5 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) vs. Ballard. West Seattle HS plays Franklin at Memorial Stadium downtown (401 5th Ave. N.) at 7:45 pm. Also, tonight’s West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW) game is O’Dea vs. Seattle Prep, 7 pm.

ALKI SKATING! The Alki Community Center has resumed Friday night skating, 5:45-7:45 pm. (5817 SW Stevens)

EVE AND DAY: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “an acoustic duo featuring warm harmonies and a unique chemistry.” (5612 California SW)

‘SKELETON CREW,’ NIGHT TWO: 7:30 pm, it’s the second weekend for the new production at ArtsWest. You can check ticket availability here. (4711 California SW)

LOOK AHEAD TO THE WEEKEND – AND BEYOND! Our complete calendar is back up and running.

6 for your West Seattle Thursday

(Photo by Van Schilperoort)

Our calendar page is ailing today as an after-effect of last night’s technical trouble, but we hope to have it fixed soon. Meanwhile, here are six things you should know about:

CITY BUDGET REVIEW CONTINUES: Happening now at City Hall, Day 2 of the City Council’s budget review. The agenda has links to individual departments’ presentations. The first session is under way now; the second is scheduled to start at 2 pm. You can watch via Seattle Channel. (600 4th Avenue)

DROP-IN PRESCHOOL ART: 11 am-noon at Delridge Library: “Join our guest teacher, Miss Lisa, to complete art projects using nature, recycled materials, and more! For ages 2-5.” (5423 Delridge Way SW)

SOUTHWEST ARTIST SHOWCASE DROP-OFF: Want to be part of the Southwest Library‘s 27th annual Artist Showcase? Just stop by the library today (open until 8 pm), tomorrow, or Saturday and drop off up to three pieces of your visual art. (9010 35th SW)

FAMILY BRISTLEBOT CHALLENGE: LibraryLab program, 4-5:30 pm at High Point Library: “Work together to design, tinker, and test your own family Bristlebot robot.” (3411 SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point Center:

WSTC’s first meeting back after our summer hiatus is going to be a doozy! January 11, 2019 was just announced as the beginning of the three-week-long SR99 viaduct-to-tunnel cutover closure. This will be the longest major highway closure the Puget Sound region has ever seen. Washington State Department Of Transportation will be at our September meeting to tell us all about the closure and what comes next. Unless you plan to remain in West Seattle the entire three weeks SR99 is closed, you will definitely want to attend this meeting!

(6400 Sylvan Way SW)

RIVERVIEW PLAYFIELD HOURS CHANGE? As previewed here last week, the city Board of Park Commissioners has a hearing tonight on whether to open Riverview Playfield later and close it earlier to address various issues. The agenda also includes a briefing on another issue of West Seattle interest, Parks’ viewpoints – here’s the document for that. The board meets at 6:30 pm at Parks HQ downtown. (100 Dexter Ave. N.)

Mayor in Highland Park, big school and light-rail decisions, and more for your West Seattle Wednesday

(Bee with passiflora cerulea blossom, photographed last weekend in West Seattle by Elaine Dale)

Some of what’s important for West Seattle today/tonight is happening off-peninsula – all part of the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

CITY COUNCIL BUDGET BRIEFINGS: 2 days after the mayor presented her proposed budget, City Councilmembers start their work reviewing, and likely changing, it. The first session for today is under way now; the second session starts at 2 pm. This agenda covers what’s happening at both, including links to slide decks. You can watch via Seattle Channel or at City Hall. (600 4th Ave.)

ROXHILL PARK WALK: Walk with Sound Steps at 3 pm: “Join your neighbors for a walk on the Longfellow Creek Trail, through Roxhill Park on a .5 mile loop – stop there or continue on for another loop for 1 mile total. Meet at the trail entrance on Barton.”

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARMSTAND: Weekly farmstand open for you to buy organic produce grown where it’s sold, 4 pm-7 pm. (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

WHICH LOCAL SCHOOLS WILL BE IN THE BEX V LEVY? 4:30 pm, as previewed here (including agenda link), School Board members have a work session at district HQ aimed at reaching consensus on which projects voters will be asked to fund via this six-year levy next February. Open to the public, but no comment period. (3rd & Lander)

LIGHT RAIL – WHICH ALTERNATIVES MOVE ON? 5-8 pm in the Sound Transit board room downtown, the Stakeholder Advisory Group for the West Seattle (and Ballard) light-rail extension will decide which potential routes/station locations advance to the next level of review. Public welcome, but there’s no comment period. Agenda isn’t available as of this writing – we’ll add a link when it is. UPDATE: Go here. (401 S. Jackson)

‘DISRUPTIVE PLAY’ BOOK LAUNCH: 6-8 pm at ArtsWest in The Junction, as previewed here, join local author Shepherd Siegel, Ph.D., in celebrating his just-published book “Disruptive Play.” (4711 California SW)

MAYOR JENNY DURKAN IN HIGHLAND PARK: Months in the making, the mayor’s appearance before the Highland Park Action Committee is set for 6:30 pm at HP Improvement Club. Here’s the most-recent HPAC letter outlining what they expect her to address. Interim Human Services Director Jason Johnson is also on the agenda. All welcome, doors open at 6:15 so you can get a seat. (1116 SW Holden)

THE BILLY JOE SHOW: Local favorites play Parliament Tavern tonight, 8-11 pm, no cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

THAT’S JUST THE START … there’s more on our complete calendar.

8 for your West Seattle Tuesday

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(Texted photo of moonset earlier this week)

On with another sunny early-fall day! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER: Have lunch or dinner at Duke’s on Alki today/tonight and help raise money for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center via the Innovators Network. Here’s the flyer. (2516 Alki SW)

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: 1:30 pm mobile blood drive at Admiral Safeway. (2622 California SW)

DELRIDGE FARMSTAND: The Delridge Grocery Co-op‘s weekly farmstand continues, 3-7 pm in the lot at the Shell station south of Delridge Library. P.S. See our report on last week’s Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting for a DGC update. (5441 Delridge Way SW)

FINANCIAL WELLNESS: Free class – dinner included! 5:30 pm at the Salvation Army in South Delridge. (9050 16th SW)

SEATTLE WISDOM: Book-talk group, free, discussing “Braving the Wilderness,” and you’re welcome even if you haven’t read it! 5:30-7 pm at Inner Alchemy. (7354 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: You don’t have to be a captain or even a Block Watch member to attend – all welcome, 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, for updates from local police plus a special guest to enlighten you about Mental Health First Aid. Full agenda details here. (2300 SW Webster)

OUNCES TRIVIA: Free trivia at 7 pm at Ounces. Prizes! (3809 Delridge Way SW)

‘GEEKS WHO DRINK’ TRIVIA: 8 pm at Whisky West (WSB sponsor). More info here. (6451 California SW)

TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … browse our complete calendar here; if you have something to add, please e-mail us the info, the earlier the better, westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!