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5 for your West Seattle Thursday

(Sanderling, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

STATE OF THE PORT: Seattle Port Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck speaks to the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s monthly lunch meeting, 11:30 pm outdoors at Jack Block Park (2130 Harbor SW). Register here.

VACCINATION POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT: County and city leaders will be announcing a new policy – 1 week after saying one was in the works – at 3 pm today at a media event in Columbia City. We asked about a livestream; so far, none planned.

PICKUP ULTIMATE: West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee‘s Thursday night pickup games have moved to 5 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield (34th and Myrtle).

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm meeting online; participation info is in our calendar listing.

EVERY-OTHER-THURSDAY BINGO AT ADMIRAL PUB: 7 pm at the pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor), hosted by Richard Moore.

Something to add to the calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com is the best way to get us non-breaking info – thank you!

Bridge meeting and more for your West Seattle Wednesday

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

from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

PANDEMIC BRIEFING: If you see this close to when it’s published, you can go here to watch a briefing by state health officials that was scheduled to start at 9:30 am (it’ll be available archived later at that same link).

WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY TASK FORCE: The monthly meeting is at noon online, The agenda and viewing link are both available via our preview.

MIZUNO GROUP RUN: 6:15 pm, join the weekly group run at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) and try out Mizunos, as explained in our calendar listing.

OPEN MIC: Weekly open mic night at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), starting with signups at 7:30 pm.

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: Dancing, meeting, music, trivia, bingo, more

>(WSB photo – seen in a Gatewood planting strip)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DEMONSTRATION: Join Scott‘s weekly streetcorner signwaving for racial justice, 4:30 pm-6 pm at 16th/Holden – signs available if you don’t have your own.

IRISH DANCE CLASS: The Comerford School of Irish Dance starts a new season at 4:30 pm – if your child might be interested, you’re invited to check it out, at the West Seattle VFW Hall (3601 SW Alaska).

LIVE MUSIC: 6:30 pm, Sid Law @ The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way).

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm online – here’s the agenda. All welcome to attend; go here to register to get the link.

TRIVIA & TACOS: 7 pm Tuesdays at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor).

BELLE OF THE BALLS BINGO: 8 pm Tuesdays at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), play bingo free with Cookie Couture.

Got something for our calendar? Best way to get us the info is westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 13 notes

(Saturday’s sunrise, photographed by Stewart L.)

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

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Same reminders as Saturday – SDOT is scheduled to continue work at two spots on West Marginal Way until about 1 pm, more Highland Park Way intersection work as well as tree-trimming near Puget Way … Curb-ramp work continues at 44th/Edmunds in The Junction … Outside West Seattle, southbound I-5 through downtown will be routed through the collector-distributor lanes all weekend … If you see unannounced road work, please text or call 206-293-6302 whenever you get where you’re going, so we can add it to the list – thank you!

CHURCHES: Many continue streaming, in addition to in-person services. Here are the newest links for 20+ West Seattle churches’ services.

LOWMAN BEACH REMINDER: As announced last week, Lowman Beach Park will be partly closed starting tomorrow for shore restoration, including seawall and tennis court removal.

SEATTLE RUN SERIES: The first of three 5K/10K dates is today, 9:30 am, from Alki Beach – info is in our calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm on California between Oregon and Alaska. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (The market is a WSB sponsor.)

GO THROW! 10 am pickup Ultimate Frisbee, all welcome, at Walt Hundley Playfield (34th/Myrtle)

DELRIDGE GROCERY COOPERATIVE: The store at 5444 Delridge Way SW is open 11 am-3 pm today.

SUNDAY RUN CLUB: Noon at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) – info in our calendar listing

YAPPY HOUR IB THE GARDEN: You and your pet are invited to join Furry Faces Foundation at West Seattle Nursery (5275 California SW) – our calendar listing explains the fun that’s in store.

CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: All are welcome to the 2 pm online meeting, to get updates and ask questions about West Seattle’s only city-sanctioned tiny-house encampment. Attendance info is in our calendar listing.

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 8 pm to 1 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor).

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

LAST NIGHT OF EARLY ALKI CLOSURE: When Seattle Parks announced back in July that Alki Beach Park would close at 10 pm nightly for the rest of the summer, they said tonight – September 12th – would be the final night.

Event listings welcome – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Here’s what’s happening on your West Seattle Saturday

(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and our previews:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: End-of-summer road work is at a fever pitch this weekend. SDOT is working at two spots on West Marginal Way today and tomorrow until about 1 pm, more Highland Park Way intersection work as well as tree-trimming near Puget Way … Curb-ramp work continues at 44th/Edmunds in The Junction … Outside West Seattle, southbound I-5 through downtown will be routed through the collector-distributor lanes all weekend … If you see unannounced road work, please text or call 206-293-6302 whenever you get where you’re going, so we can add it to the list – thank you!

9/11 COMMEMORATION: Not public, but on this 20th anniversary of 9/11, all Seattle Fire Department stations will join in remembering the 343 firefighters who were killed by reading their names while raising the flag this morning; then at 11 am, SFD and SPD will stream a ceremony that you can watch here.

NORTH SHOREWOOD PARK: Volunteers welcome at the park (10044 24th SW), 9 am-noon, as previewed here.

(added) FREE COMPOST: Just heard about this while it’s already in progress; thanks to Kyle for the tip. Until noon, the city is giving away compost again in the north lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).

HPIC’S GIANT GARAGE SALE: 10 am-3 pm, shop the final “giant garage sale” of the season outside Highland Park Improvement Club (1116 SW Holden).

OTHER SALES: See who’s having individual yard sales today as listed in the WSB Community Forums!

PAPER BOAT BOOKSELLERS TURNS 2: The independent bookstore in Morgan Junction (6040 California SW) is celebrating its second anniversary today, as previewed here, with festivities 10 am-6 pm including a noon book signing and launch with Danitra Hunter (we reported last year on her Purrdie Burrdie).

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE GARDEN CENTER: Open 10 am-3 pm so you can buy student-raised plants. North end of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus. Bring cash, checks, your mask.

CATHY WOO ART SALE: Brace Point Pottery (4208 SW 100th) hosts a sale of Cathy Woo‘s work, with 40 percent benefiting Planned Parenthood, as explained in our calendar listing.

SOUTH DELRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET: 11 am-3 pm outside Hope Academy (9421 18th SW), shop this monthly farmers’ market.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION WORKSHOP: 1-3 pm at Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill) – learn how to fight hate in your neighborhood. Walk-ins welcome. Free (donations accepted).

OPEN MIC: Go show off at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), starting at 6 pm.

WEST SEATTLE DRAG SHOW: Dolly (Madison) and The DJ, 8 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Have an event – one-time or recurring – to list on our calendar? Just email us the info – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

What’s up for your West Seattle Friday

(Juvenile Osprey, photographed along the Duwamish River by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

YOUTH BASKETBALL TRYOUTS: The West Seattle Reign (WSB sponsor) youth-basketball program continues tryouts tonight – 6:30 pm for 5th-6th grade boys, 7th-8th grade boys at 7:30 pm, both at Westside School in Arbor Heights (10404 34th SW). Full details and registration link here.

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth International High School hosts Clover Park at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) at 7 pm. West Seattle HS is on the road at Bellingham, 8 pm. Also of note: Kennedy Catholic HS vs. O’Dea at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW), 7 pm.

AT THE SKYLARK: Doors open at 7 pm, music at 8: “Bad With Birds is teaming up with local psych rockers Of The Heavy Sun for a pounding and guitar drenched evening of music” at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), $10 cover.

Something for our calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com is the best way to get the info to us – thank you!

West Seattle Art Walk; Words, Writers, Southwest Stories; and more for your Thursday

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

Lots to leap into for the rest of today/tonight, if you haven’t already seen the highlights via the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

GOV. INSLEE’S BRIEFING: This one’s not on the calendar as it was just announced this morning. Gov. Jay Inslee will answer media questions about the pandemic and other topics at 2:30 pm; you can watch live here.

MAYORAL CANDIDATE: As previewed yesterday, Seattle Mayor candidate Bruce Harrell plans to visit The Junction and will be available for questions at 4:30 pm at Walk All Ways (California/Alaska).

NEW TIME/LOCATION FOR PICKUP ULTIMATE FRISBEE: The weekly Thursday night “drop by and play” Ultimate Frisbee fun moves location/time starting tonight, to 5 pm, Walt Hundley Playfield (34th/Myrtle).

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK, WITH MUSIC: 5 pm “until late,” you can visit venues all over the peninsula to see art and/or enjoy food/drink specials – plus, tonight, The Art of Music, 6-7:40 pm at locations in The Admiral District and The Junction. See our preview for details plus the venue map; tonight’s previews are on the Art Walk website here.

WORDS, WRITERS, SOUTHWEST STORIES: West Seattle writer and historian Judy Bentley will talk about “New Historic Trails” as featured in her book “Hiking Washington’s History,” 6 pm online – details here; register to watch by going to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society website.

BOARD GAME NIGHT: You’re invited to Meeples Games (3727 California SW) to play, 6:30-10 pm Thursdays.

Something for our calendar/daily previews? westseattleblog@gmail.com is the best way to get us non-breaking-news info – thank you!

What’s happening on your West Seattle Wednesday

(Sanderling, back from the Arctic – photo by Mark Wangerin)

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

NORTHWEST SEAPORT ALLIANCE: The commissioners from the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma meet online at noon as the Managing Members of the NWSA – which is building the Terminal 5 modernization project, among other things. Find the agenda and video link here.

YOUTH BASKETBALL TRYOUTS: The West Seattle Reign (WSB sponsor) youth-basketball program starts tryouts tonight – 6:30 pm for 5th-6th grade boys, 7th-8th grade boys at 7:30 pm, both at Westside School in Arbor Heights (10404 34th SW). Full details and registration link here.

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Our area’s largest political organization meets online at 7:15 pm, with a pre-meeting program at 6:30 pm about the Whole Washington Health Trust. The agenda is here; register for the participation/attendance link here.

OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups, 8:30 pm performances at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW).

Something for the calendar and daily preview? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 12 notes

Thanks to Ashwin Moodithaya for sending that photo of the Saturday sky with the sentiment, “Let’s also celebrate the clouds! I know the sunny sunsets are spectacular, but I also find a lot of cozy comfort in the cloudy days of Seattle!” Whatever weather today brings, here’s what’s on the schedule:

HIGHLAND PARK CORNER STORE: As previewed here, HPCS is now operating as a real corner store (7789 Highland Park Way SW), 7 am-8 pm, and celebrating with festivities all weekend, including free hot dogs 11 am-2 pm today (while they last).

CHURCHES: Many continue streaming, in addition to in-person services. Here are the newest links for 20+ West Seattle churches’ services.

CREATED COMMONS, MORNING SESSION: 10 am at Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW), north of the P-Patch, get moving on the festival’s final day with a free session of K-Pop Zumba.

DELRIDGE GROCERY COOPERATIVE: The store at 5444 Delridge Way SW is open 11 am-3 pm today.

DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE NATIVE ART MARKET: Second of three days, 10 am-5 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse and Cultural Center (4705 W. Marginal Way SW), not only can you support Indigenous artists and crafters, you can also learn about the Duwamish’s fight for federal recognition. (Here’s our Saturday coverage.)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm on California between Oregon and Alaska. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (The market is a WSB sponsor.)

SUNDAY RUN CLUB: Noon at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) – info in our calendar listing

VOLUNTEER: You can help out at Schmitz Park (Admiral/Stevens) 1-3:30 pm – find out how here.

CREATED COMMONS, FINAL AFTERNOON/EVENING: Jack Straw Cultural Center artists will be featured as this week-plus festival of art and science concludes under Lelavision‘s Interspecies Connection kinetic sculpture (which you can operate!) at Westcrest Park:

3 pm: Seattle Kokon Taiko
4 pm: Jourdan Imani Keith and Women & Whales Collective poets Ebony Wellborn, Rasheena Fountain, Savannah Smith, and Jae Un Kim
5 pm: Trio Guadalevin, with Denny Middle School Poet Elizabeth Palma Alvarado
6 pm: E.J. Koh and 2016 Jack Straw Writers Robert Lashley and Shin Yu Pai
7 pm: Nic Masangkay

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Singer-songwriter Jim Page performs, 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 8 pm to 1 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor).

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

Event listings welcome – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: 12 notes

(Friday night’s sunset, photographed by David Hutchinson)

Welcome to Labor Day weekend! Here’s what you need to know about today/tonight:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Work continues at the Highland Park Way/West Marginal intersection through early afternoon … Electrical crews will be doing some work on the Delridge Way project today.

HIGHLAND PARK CORNER STORE: As previewed here, today is the first day of the store’s operation as a real corner store (7789 Highland Park Way SW), 7 am-8 pm, and they’re celebrating with special festivities and pop-ups all weekend, including tamales 11 am-2 pm today.

DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP: Open 9:30 am-1:30 pm, 5444 Delridge Way SW, featuring the Freezer Fest Sale and Member-Owner Discount Day (explained here).

LONGHOUSE’S LABOR DAY ART MARKET: 10 am-5 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse and Cultural Center (4705 W. Marginal Way SW), not only can you support Indigenous artists and crafters, you can also learn about tribal sovereignty and the Duwamish’s fight for federal recognition.

ALKI BEACH CLEANUP: 10 am-1 pm, join Jessica in a community cleanup at Alki. Our preview has details on where to meet and what to bring.

CREATED COMMONS, FREE MORNING YOGA: 10 am at Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW, north of the P-Patch), the day begins with a free yoga and meditation session, all welcome.

LIVE MUSIC: Marco de Carvalho and friends, 10:30 am-noon at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW, WSB sponsor).

LAST SATURDAY FOR OUTDOOR AQUATICS: Monday is the last day for the city’s outdoor aquatics this summer – today, provided the sunny70s forecast holds into the morning, both Delridge (4501 Delridge Way SW, noon-5:30 pm) and Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, noon-7 pm) wading pools will be open. Whatever the weather, Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale, 11 am-8 pm) and Colman Pool(at Lincoln Park, noon-7 pm) will be open.

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

CREATED COMMONS, AFTERNOON/EVENING PERFORMANCES: Starting with 2 pm poetry and 3 pm dance, the second-to-last day of Created Commons at Westcrest Park is again full of performances, all free, continuing through 8 pm. Here’s the schedule.

OPEN MIC: 6 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), come share your talent!

MORE LIVE MUSIC: 7:30 pm at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), Joe Hellmore performs rock/pop.

Upcoming event? Send us info for a calendar listing – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

5 for your pre-holiday-weekend West Seattle Friday

(Thursday night photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Here’s what’s happening in the hours ahead, featuring highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

AQUATIC SCHEDULE: We just confirmed that wading pools and sprayparks will be open again today, which means Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) is open 11 am to 8 pm and Lincoln Park wading pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) is open noon-7 pm. Same hours for Colman Pool, also at Lincoln Park.

DELRIDGE GROCERY COOP: Big events at the store this weekend, starting with 3-7 pm today, big sale! And 4-7 pm, the store will host West Seattle’s own Rebellyous Foods, showing off their plant-based chicken, with discount coupons so you can buy on the spot. The DGC store is at 5444 Delridge Way SW.

VACCINE CLINIC: 4-6 pm in the parking lot behind Neighborhood House High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way SW), offering Pfizer, first or second dose. No appointment needed.

CREATED COMMONS: The events continues just north of the P-Patch at Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW) with a 6 pm community drum circle, featuring, according to CC producers Lelavision, “rhythms of the African Diaspora with artist Sumayya E. Diop. Some drums will be provided, or participants can bring their own percussion (including clapping, stepping, and heartbeat).”

FOOTBALL: High-school football starts tonight and the first local game is West Seattle High School hosting Sammamish at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), 7 pm. Chief Sealth International High School is on the road at Foster HS. Update: Sealth/Foster was cancelled.

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

6 for your West Seattle Thursday!

(Photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Here’s what’s up in the hours ahead, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

AQUATIC SCHEDULE: Just confirmed that wading pools and sprayparks will be open today, so that means Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) is open 11 am to 8 pm and Lincoln Park wading pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) is open noon-7 pm. Colman Pool, also at Lincoln Park, noon-7 pm.

PICKUP ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Join the Thursday night West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee pickup games, 6 pm, Fairmount Playfield (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW).

BOARD GAME NIGHT: Meeples Games invites you in to play, 6:30 pm-10 pm on Thursdays. (3727 California SW)

LUMENAWESOME: Last chance to see this walk-through art display/experience, 7-10 pm, as explained here and covered here. All welcome. Free. (3426 59th SW)

BINGO NIGHT: Play bingo at Admral Pub (2306 California SW), 7 pm.

LIVE MUSIC: First Thursday means Battlestar Kalakala at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), featuring members of West Seattle Soul, doors at 8, music at 9, $10 cover, 21+.

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

5 for the rest of your West Seattle Wednesday

(Seen at Alki last week, photographed by Lynn Hall)

Here’s our breaking-news-delayed preview list for the rest of today/tonight:

NEW LIBRARY HOURS: Seattle Public Library branches are expanding their hours and days starting today. Local branches’ info is in our story from last night.

DISTRICT 1 COMMUNITY NETWORK: 7 pm online, this coalition of community advocates from West Seattle and White Center has its monthly meeting. Public safety, community service, and transportation topics are on the agenda, as previewed here. All are welcome – connection information is nour calendar listing.

LUMENAWESOME: Walk-through art display/experience, 7-10 pm tonight and tomorrow, as previewed here. All welcome. Free. (3426 59th SW)

OPEN MIC: Starting with 7:30 pm signups at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW).

Here’s what’s up for the rest of your West Seattle Tuesday!

(Sunday’s sunset – photo sent by Linda)

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

MOD PIZZA BOGO: The custom-pizza chain is debuting a new plant-based sausage today and if you order it on your pizza today, a second pizza will be free. MOD has two West Seattle locations, The Whittaker (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Westwood Village (2600 SW Barton).

LAFAYETTE PTA ‘DINE-OUT’ EVENT: The Lafayette Elementary PTA is teaming up with Good Society Brewery and Public House, which is also at California/Lander, just south of the school. Here’s the announcement:

Tuesday, 8/31, 3-10 pm’

If you are comfortable and would like to support Lafayette, we are partnering with our neighbor across the street, Good Society Brewery, to host a Dine Out. Mention “Lafayette PTA” and a % of proceeds will be donated back to the Lafayette PTA. It will be a great chance to support a local business, enjoy great beer & food, and support our students.

In addition, a food truck, 314 Pie, will be parked at Good Society from 4 pm – 7 pm, and the street in front of Good Society will be blocked off for kids (and their adults) to enjoy games. Please note that no Lafayette teachers or staff will be at the fundraiser.

(added) SPS TOWN HALL: Tomorrow is back-to-school day for most Seattle Public Schools students. 4:30 pm today, the district’s having an online town hall – here’s how to attend.

DEMONSTRATION: The weekly announcement from organizer Scott:

Black Lives Matter sign waving

Tuesday, August 31, 4:30 to 6 pm, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

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

CREATED COMMONS CONTINUES: This first-of-its-kind series of events celebrating art and science continues with a 6 pm commemoration of International Overdose Awareness Day, with “art, poetry, health science, remembrance, recovery.” The Created Commons stage is in Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW), just north of the P-Patch. (You can get vaccinated at tonight’s event, too.)

LIVE MUSIC: 6 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), Dain Norman performs 1960s-inspired rock ‘n’ roll.

TOASTMASTERS: 6:30 pm online, West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 would love to see you!

There’s more on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar!

Loop the ‘Lupe, Created Commons, Tilden celebration, White Center benefit block party, more for your Sunday

(Saturday sunset, photographed by Lynn Hall)

So many options today, as August’s final weekend concludes:

ROAD-WORK ALERTS: Work is scheduled again today at West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way (until 1 pm), and we’re told the backup was huge on Saturday – so avoid that area if you can. Work is also planned at 44th and Edmunds.

CHURCHES: Many continue streaming, in addition to in-person services. Here are the newest links for 20+ West Seattle churches’ services.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE PICKUP: 10 am at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW) – different location than usual this week.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm on California between Oregon and Alaska. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (The market is a WSB sponsor.)

LOOP THE ‘LUPE: Today’s the day! Walt Hundley Playfield (34th/Myrtle) is the place. Here’s the schedule of events: The obstacle-course 5K is first up at 11 am, followed by the 5K run/walk at 11:45, quarter-mile-loop Senior Saunter at noon, 1K Youth Dash for kids 8 and under at 1 pm. Yes, you can still sign up this morning! Prizes, plus a beer garden and live music for afterpartying. Proceeds benefit the social work done by Our Lady of Guadalupe for people of all religious/nonreligious backgrounds. (WSB is a community co-sponsor of Loop the ‘Lupe.)

GET VACCINATED: 11:30 am-3 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield (34th & Myrtle) during Loop the ‘Lupe (make an appointment here), and 1:30-7:30 pm at Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW) during Created Commons, no appointment needed.

WHITE CENTER BLOCK PARTY: Noon-5 pm in the heart of White Center, it’s a block party to raise money for the businesses ravaged by July’s big fire. Music, food, pop-up market, raffle, auction. Just head for 16th south of Roxbury.

CREATED COMMONS, DAY 3: The third day of this celebration of art and science at Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW, north of the P-Patch), produced by Lelavision, whose website has the full schedule. Today starts at noon – go see and “flap” the kinetic sculpture Interspecies Communication – then at 4 pm, it’s a discussion of health-care access, followed by a performance slate curated by artist/activist dani tirrell. All free.

SUNDAY RUN CLUB: Noon at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) – info in our calendar listing.

POKEMON TRAINING CAMP: Noon-2 pm Sundays at Meeples Games – for all Pokémon trainers! (3727 California SW)

DELRIDGE BRIDGE REMOVAL INFO TABLING: 1-3 pm outside Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW), SDOT reps will be available for your questions/comments about whether the nearby pedestrian bridge should stay or go, as we’ve been reporting.

TILDEN SCHOOL CELEBRATION: 3-6 pm at Hiawatha Community Center Park (2700 California SW), celebrating Tilden School‘s past, present, and future, including the retirement of founder Whitney Tjerandsen and the torch-passing to her successor Sarah Shearer, remembering Lou Magor, and more..

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Singer-songwriter Deb Seymour performs, 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

BOOK CLUB: Also at 3 pm at C & P, the Classic Novels (and Movies) Book Club meets.

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 8 pm to 1 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor).

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

Event listings welcome – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

13 ways to enjoy your late-summer West Seattle Saturday

(Sunrise last Wednesday, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Welcome to the weekend!

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Crews are working at the Highland Park Way/West Marginal Way intersection again today, until 1 pm. Work is also planned at 44th/Edmunds in The Junction.

BENEFIT SALE: More than 50 families have donated items for Boy Scout Troop 284‘s fundraising sale at American Legion Post 160 (3618 SW Alaska), 9 am-4 pm:

Troop 284 was founded more than a century ago. Karen, who sent the photo, says, “Proceeds go directly to the scouts for camp, gear and outings.”

OTHER SALES: Check the WSB Community Forums‘ Freebies, Sales, Trades section for listings of other West Seattle sales today!

BIZ COLLAB: Clementines – the shoe shop formerly in The Junction – is popping up again today at Carmilia’s – the boutique that’s still in The Junction – for a sale! Hours today at 4528 California SW are 11 am-6 pm.

FOOD DRIVE: Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill) is collecting food donations 11 am-3 pm – see our calendar listing for what’s needed most.

PICKLEBALL PARTY: Noon-4 pm, whether you’re an experienced player or novice, you’re invited to go play pickleball at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW), celebrating new nets!

CREATED COMMONS, DAY 2: Noon-8 pm, Created Commons continues at Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW, north of the P-Patch). Today’s spotlight event: DNDA‘s Arts-in-Nature showcase – see the performer lineup here. (Here’s our report from Created Commons’s opening night.)

PIANO RECITAL: 2 pm, Henry Mauser – a classical pianist currently attending Gonzaga University – performs music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (3050 California SW). Admission is free.

FASHION SHOW: 5 pm Seattle Metropolitan Fashion Week 2021 show at Seattle Chinese Garden (5640 16th SW) still had tickets available when we checked early this morning.

MYSTERY MADE PARTY: 5-9 pm at “West Seattle’s only men’s shop” (4312 SW Oregon), launch party for collaboration with Roark, featuring live mural painting, BBQ, beer.

QUEER & TRANS NIGHT MARKET: Presented by VietQ, 6-9 pm at White Center Heights Park (7th SW/SW 102nd), with more than 40 vendors.

TWELFTH NIGHT AFTER DARK: One night only, “rated R” musical theater with members of Twelfth Night Productions, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall (35th/Kenyon). Mask and vaccination proof or negative test results required.

WEST SEATTLE DRAG SHOW WITH DOLLY MADISON: 8 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), join Dolly and The DJ for a night of fun.

WEST END GIRLS: Drag show at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm (doors at 7), $15 cover, all ages.

Upcoming event? Send us info for a calendar listing – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE FRIDAY: 8 things to know

(Interspecies Communication kinetic sculpture being set up at Westcrest for Created Commons – photo by Gill Loring)

Your mind might be on the weekend – but first, here’s what’s happening today/tonight:

CARMILIA’S/CLEMENTINE’S SALE: Clementines – the shoe shop formerly in The Junction – is popping up at Carmilia’s – the boutique that’s still in The Junction – for a sale this weekend! Hours today at 4528 California SW are 11 am-6 pm.

AQUATIC SCHEDULE: No wading pool again today, since the requisite 70 degrees/sunny weather is not expected. But Highland Park Spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) is open 11 am-8 pm and Colman Pool at Lincoln Park is open noon-7 pm.

PANDEMIC BRIEFING: Hear about the state of the pandemic in King County from Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin in a 1 pm briefing today. You can watch the stream here or look for the recording later here.

DELRIDGE BRIDGE REMOVAL INFO TABLING: 2-4 pm outside Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW), SDOT reps will be available for your questions/comments about whether the nearby pedestrian bridge should stay or go, as we’ve been reporting.

(added) FOOTBALL JAMBOREE: Chief Sealth International High School is hosting a preseason jamboree at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), starting at 4:30 pm. Other schools include West Seattle HS. $5 admission.

CREATED COMMONS OPENING EVENT: 6 pm at Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW), it’s the first event on the schedule for the Created Commons celebration of art and science through September 5th – here’s our preview. P.S. Free groceries available at tonight’s event for those in need.

MOVIE IN THE PARK: Free outdoor movie at Grace Church, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” at dusk, 10323 28th SW.

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY: Tonight at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), Electric Finger heads the bill for their “Red Flags” album-release party, doors at 8, music at 9, $10 cover.

Got a West Seattle event or announcement? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

West Seattle Transportation Coalition and more for your Thursday

(Wilson’s Warbler – a migratory bird that’ll head south soon – photographed by Trileigh Tucker)

Here’s what’s happening in the hours ahead, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and archives:

VACCINATION POP-UP: Get vaccinated at this one-day clinic today – open until noon and then again 1-7 pm – in the north parking lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor)

AQUATIC SCHEDULE: No wading pool today, since we’re not expected to hit 70 degrees. Highland Park Spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) is open 11 am-8 pm and Colman Pool at Lincoln Park is open noon-7 pm.

(added) LEMONADE AND BRACELETS: Thanks to Lisa for word of another team of young entrepreneurs in Arbor Heights:

Until 3 pm at 39th SW/SW 104th, you can buy lemonade and bracelets (made “with love” by Nora, Maddie, Addy, and Grace).

VACCINATION APPRECIATION: 11:30 am-8:30 pm, Copper Coin (2329 California SW) is offering a free drink today if you buy a meal and show proof you’re fully vaccinated.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Show up for pickup play at Fairmount Playfield (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW) at 6 pm.

BOARD GAME NIGHT: Meeples Games invites you in to play, 6:30 pm-10 pm on Thursdays. (3727 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm online, all welcome to the WSTC’s August meeting, with guests from Sound Transit, SDOT, and the 16th Avenue Safety Committee. Our calendar listing has the link and number for participating via videoconference or phone.

Event coming up? Send info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: Stories, trivia, tunes, more

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

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

OUTDOOR STORY TIME: Page Ahead presents another outdoor story time today in the amphitheater at High Point Commons Park (behind 6400 Sylvan Way SW), 11 am-noon.

YMCA JOB FAIR: 4-7 pm, go to the West Seattle YMCA (36th/Snoquelmie; WSB sponsor) to find out about job openings, get interviewed on the spot, learn about incentives of up to $600, and more, as previewed here.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL TOWN HALL: 4:30 pm online, Seattle Public Schools plans a Q&A focused on health and safety for the new school year; here’s where to find participation/viewing links.

DEMONSTRATION: As announced by organizer Scott:

Black Lives Matter sign-waving

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 4:30 to 6 pM, corner of 16th SW and SW Holden

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

LIVE MUSIC: 6-9 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way)

TRIVIA & TACOS: 7 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW) – help the pub defend the trivia title!

Got something going on? Let us know so we can include it in our calendar and daily previews – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 14 things to know today

(Steller’s Jay in a Smoke Tree, photographed by Gentle McGaughey)

Here’s what’s happening as the weekend continues:

ROAD-WORK ALERTS: Again today, work is scheduled at West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way (until 1 pm) and on SW Alaska (hours indeterminate – we saw crews there at midday Saturday.

CHURCHES: Many are still streaming, in place of – or in addition to – in-person services. Here are the newest links for 20+ West Seattle churches’ services. (We’ll continue updating that list each Sunday for as long as a significant number continue streaming services.)

THROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Starting at 8 am and contnuing into the afternoon, it’s the second day of the USA National Masters Throws Championships at West Seattle Stadium (4435 35th SW). Spectators welcome, we’re told, but with strict COVID-safety protocols including vaccination proof and screening. Here’s our Saturday report.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY SALE: From the WSB Community Forums, today’s the annual sale at the West Seattle Tool Library, which is on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center at Delridge/Oregon.

GIRL SCOUTS’ SALE CONTINUES: 9 am-noon, Troop 41169‘s fundraising sale has been extended, everything half-price. (3711 42nd SW)

ULTIMATE FRISBEE PICKUP: 10 am at Walt Hundley Playfield (34th SW/SW Myrtle).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm on California between Oregon and Alaska. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (The market is a WSB sponsor.)

AUTHOR APPEARANCE: Noon-1 pm at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW), Alli Shircliff signs “The Smoothie Book.”

2 REASONS TO VISIT SEATTLE YARN: The shop at 5633 California SW is open 11 am-5 pm today, with two big reasons to visit. First, proprietors Destiny Itano and Cheryl Lea are celebrating three years of owning Seattle Yarn – check out the special cookies:

Second, the shop is a stop on the Puget Sound Local Yarn Store Tour, which is in its final day today. Prizes and discounts!

SKATEPARK CELEBRATION: Noon-5 pm, celebrate what’s new at the beloved skatepark in South Park (736 S. Cloverdale) – details in our calendar listing.

SUNDAY RUN CLUB: Noon at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) – info in our calendar listing.

LIVE MUSIC AT C & P: Enjoy the music of Sid Law and Alan Sobel, 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 8 pm to 1 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor).

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

Event listings welcome – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Late-summer possibilities

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(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

Happy Saturday! Here’s what’s happening:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Weekend work continues at Highland Park Way/West Marginal, scheduled until 1 pm today … NB 26th SW remains closed between Barton and Roxbury … On SW Alaska in The Junction/Triangle, work is planned this weekend, “updating the bus lane signs and re-marking lane striping,” mostly at night … If you see major road work that we haven’t mentioned, please text us when you can safely do so – 206-293-6302 – thanks!

THE GREAT CROSS-SOUND RACE: As previewed here, Sound Rowers and Paddlers are back with their annual (except for last year) race from Alki to Blakely Rock and back, 9 am.

FUNDRAISING YARD/BAKE SALE: 9 am-3 pm at 3711 42nd SW, it’s a multi-family yard and bake sale helping a Girl Scout troop raise money to travel.

ANOTHER FUNDRAISING YARD/BAKE SALE: Longfellow Creek P-Patch, 10 am-3 pm, 25th/Thistle. Raising money to benefit the garden, buying new tools, hoses, chip drops.

SEE TODAY’S OTHER SALES: Big day for yard sales – see what’s listed in the WSB Community Forums.

LAFAYETTE KINDERGARTEN PLAYDATE: 10 am at Hiawatha Playground (2700 California SW), the PTA is sponsoring another playdate for families with incoming kindergarteners.

FREE WRITING GROUP: Hybrid weekly group starts today at 10:30 am – details and registration link are in our calendar listing.

MAXMOBILE AT WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY: 11 am-2 pm, West Seattle Thriftway (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor) says the Seattle Humane MaxMobile will be visiting with adoptable pets.

WAGYU SMASH BURGER POP-UP: 11 am-1 pm, Lady Jaye (4523 California SW) is only making 100 of them – details here.

FUN WITH FURRY FACES FOUNDATION: 2 pm-6 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW), paint with your pup, sing karaoke, bid in a silent auction, more, all to keep F3 helping pets and their people.

‘FLUTES IN THE FOREST’ CANCELED: Just in case you missed that news – watch for a new date!

LEARN TO CAN: When last we looked, spaces were still open in Delridge Grocery Co-op‘s online class at 5 pm today – details in our preview.

ALKI BEACH SUNSET RUN: 6 pm, 5K, starting in five waves near the Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki), running/walking partly on the trail, partly on the street (but no road closures, organizers tell us). If you haven’t registered yet, you have to do it online.

WEST SEATTLE DRAG SHOW WITH DOLLY MADISON: 8 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor), this week is a Madonna-Rama!

OPEN MIC ALL-STARS AT THE SKYLARK: Tonight at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), Dreamspeak, Lahaina Noon, Zach Tupper, and Zoser. $10 cover, doors at 8, music at 8:30. 21+.

Anything we’re missing? Got a future listing? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

West Seattle Timebank @ PREP and other ways to spend your Thursday

(American Goldfinch, photographed in July by Jerry Simmons)

Here’s what’s happening today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE: Local broker Patrice Lewis is at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon) 11 am-1 pm for consultations; call to check if there’s any last-minute availability.

BENEFIT CONCERT: 6 pm at White Center Heights Park (7th/102nd), enjoy family music from Dani & the Bee, by donation to help the Community School of West Seattle – ticket link’s in our calendar listing.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE PICKUP: 6 pm at Fairmount Playfield (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW) – just show up and play!

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: Join Timebank members at Puget Ridge Edible Park (5265 18th SW) 6:30 pm-8 pm tonight, or even show up early and helo at PREP! Info’s in our calendar listing.

BINGO: 7 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

WEST SEATTLE WEDNESDAY: 4 notes

(Rufous Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Four notes for the hours ahead:

SEATTLE AUTO LICENSING: The new vehicle/vessel licensing office at Westwood Village is going to start accepting credit cards today,

GOVERNOR’S PANDEMIC BRIEFING: 2:30 pm today, Gov. Inslee plans a briefing with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. You can watch the stream here.

WSHS FOOTBALL: Football team meeting at 4 pm today as part of preparations for fall sports.

MASTERCREEP THEATER: 6:30 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), join Old Witch for “Troll 2” – explained in our calendar listing.