WS miscellaneous – West Seattle Blog… https://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 6 for your West Seattle Tuesday https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/six-west-seattle-tuesday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/six-west-seattle-tuesday/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:30:15 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925467 (Pigeon Guillemot, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Half a dozen highlights for the rest of your mid-August Tuesday:

WADING POOLS: Open! West Seattle’s Tuesday pools are Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), 11 am-8 pm, and Delridge (Genesee/Delridge), noon-6:30 pm.

NURSING PROGRAM INFO: Interested in studying nursing at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)? 11 am info session today! (6000 16th SW)

MOBILE BIKE REPAIRS: Fifth BikeWorks session of the summer! You’ll find free or reduced-price bicycle repairs on the driveway behind Neighborhood House High Point, 2-4:30 pm. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARMSTAND, WITH BBQ: The Delridge Grocery Coop adds a community barbecue to its weekly farmstand today, 3-7 pm at the Shell across from DGC’s future store. (5441 Delridge Way SW)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, SPECIAL LOCATION: 6:30 pm, the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s summer meeting is at the newly complete Aegis Living of West Seattle (WSB sponsor), including a tour. All welcome! (4700 SW Admiral Way)

GEEKS WHO DRINK: Tonight is the weekly trivia night at Whisky West (WSB sponsor), 8 pm. 21+. (6451 California SW)

PEEK INTO THE FUTURE … by checking out our complete calendar, where you’ll find more for today/tonight AND weeks/months beyond!

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What’s up for the rest of today/tonight? Check our calendar! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/whats-up-for-the-rest-of-today-tonight-check-our-calendar/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/whats-up-for-the-rest-of-today-tonight-check-our-calendar/#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 18:06:57 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925323 Sorry to miss the daily highlights list today – but we hope by now you’ve checked our always-available West Seattle Event Calendar, where you’ll find cool stuff happening for the rest of today, including these four:

Beach naturalists at two West Seattle locations until 1:30 pm
‘Paws and Paint’ beer-garden party in Morgan Junction
Back-to-back “Backyard Bard” performances in Delridge
“Legally Blonde” matinee

Plus – the city says its Sunday-schedule wading pools ARE open today.

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West Seattle Saturday: SPF30 at Alki; Delridge Day; ‘Wrinkle in Time’ @ WS Outdoor Movies; community-giving chances; more! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-saturday-spf30-at-alki-delridge-day-wrinkle-in-time-ws-outdoor-movies-more/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-saturday-spf30-at-alki-delridge-day-wrinkle-in-time-ws-outdoor-movies-more/#comments Sat, 11 Aug 2018 13:07:16 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925171 (Pelagic Cormorant, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Saturday is here, and rain or shine, so is some big fun! Don’t forget the NB I-5 traffic alert. And here are other reasons to stay on the peninsula:

LOW TIDE, WITH SIGN-LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION: Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out today, 10 am-1 pm, at Constellation Park (63rd SW/Beach Drive SW) and at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), where sign-language interpretation will be available today. Low tide is -2.9 feet at 11:22 am.)

BENEFIT BAKE SALE AND PET-ITEM DONATION DRIVE: Gwen and Muriel do this every year for the Seattle Humane Society:

Delicious cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more! They are also collecting donations for the Humane Society including cat or dog food (wet or dry), animal toys, or new scratching posts. Cash and check donations are very welcome.

10 am-3 pm. (36th SW/SW Dakota)

DELRIDGE TRIANGLE CLEANUP, WITH FREE FOOD: First 20 volunteers to show up for this morning’s Delridge Triangle cleanup get treated to free lunch at nearby Boss Drive-In! 10 am – details are in our calendar listing. (18th/Barton)

DELRIDGE DAY: 11 am-3 pm at Delridge Community Center Park, it’s the annual community-organized festival for eastern West Seattle! Here’s our preview; here’s the schedule of music and performances. (Delridge/Genesee/26th SW)

SPF30 AT ALKI BEACH: Sub Pop Records‘ mega-music 30th-birthday party at Alki is today/tonight, noon-10 pm, free admission, four stages – one on each side of the Bathhouse, one at 57th/Alki, one at Alki Playfield. After this map, the key infolinks from our many previews:

Transportation/transit/parking/road closures
Music schedule
Vendors/nonprofits/food trucks
Followups including answers to questions about closures, etc.
KEXP‘s video and audio streaming

We’ll be on site throughout with ongoing coverage, so keep checking back on WSB (and our Twitter feed too).

FASHION SHOW PRESENTED BY UNIFIED OUTREACH: 5 pm dinner and fashion show at West Seattle Christian Church‘s Activity Center in The Junction – details in our calendar listing. Free! (4400 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: “A Wrinkle in Time” is onscreen tonight in this week’s West Seattle Outdoor Movies presentation outside the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor).

Since the day is starting with an iffy forecast, a rainout is possible, and we’ll update IF organizers decide to postpone the movie. Otherwise, gates open 6:30 pm in the parking lot on the southwest side of the Y; movie’s at dusk – around 8:45; bring your own chair/blanket. The West Seattle Timebank is tonight’s raffle beneficiary; the Y sells and benefits from concessions. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)

‘LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL’: 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater, go see Twelfth Night Productions perform the musical version of the hit movie. Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON … by browsing our complete calendar!

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West Seattle Friday: 7 from the calendar https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-friday-7-from-the-calendar/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-friday-7-from-the-calendar/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 17:30:55 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925107 (Wilson’s Warbler, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

We’re continuing to cover the Harbor Avenue situation here. But in the meantime, we have to get other info out too – so, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

JUNCTION RESTRICTED PARKING ZONE? If you have comments/questions about the possible RPZ, an SDOT drop-in event is under way at Cupcake Royale in The Junction until 11:30 am. Backstory here. (California/Alaska)

ELVIS AT THE MOUNT! Danny Vernon‘s “Illusion of Elvis” is what you’ll see tonight on the south side of the Providence Mount St. Vincent campus as their free summer concert series continues. Dinner (salmon caesar, or burgers/hot dogs) is available for purchase starting at 5:30; show at 6. Free popcorn and snow cones! (4831 35th SW)

LATINO CULTURAL CELEBRATION: 6 pm at Westcrest Park, enjoy an evening of music, dance, and poetry – details in our calendar listing. (9000 8th SW)

ART LOUNGE: Monthly 21+ creative space at Highland Park Improvement Club – 7 pm. Bring your projects! Consider modeling! (1116 SW Holden)

ROY BOOK BINDER: The blues legend is at Kenyon Hall tonight, 7:30 pm. (7904 35th SW)

‘LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL’: Opening night for Twelfth Night Productions‘ new show, 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater. (3000 California SW)

ANIMA: Multimedia cultural event at Duwamish Waterway Park, 8:30 pm – details in our calendar listing. (7900 10th Ave. S.)

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West Seattle Art Walk, Hiawatha concert, new museum exhibit, ‘The Boot,’ and more for your Thursday! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-art-walk-hiawatha-concert-new-museum-exhibit-the-boot-and-more-for-your-thursday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-art-walk-hiawatha-concert-new-museum-exhibit-the-boot-and-more-for-your-thursday/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:44:11 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924960 (Rhinoceros Auklet, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Lots happening! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WADING POOLS IN WEST SEATTLE: The ones open today are Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) 11 am-8 pm, EC Hughes (2805 SW Holden) noon-7 pm, and Hiawatha (Walnut/Lander) noon-6:30 pm.

EXHIBIT OPENS: Grand opening today, noon-2 pm, for “Sound Spots,” the new exhibit about our area’s music history at the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Log House Museum. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

SEAHAWKS/THUNDERBIRDS ANTHEM: Program for all ages at 2 pm at Southwest Library:

Write and record your own Seahawk anthem! Teaching artists from STYLE (Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education) use the Native American story behind the inspiration for the Seattle Seahawks logo, the transformation mask for the Thunderbird, to create a Seahawks team anthem. Learn about Native American culture with indigenous Coast Salish storyteller Roger Fernandes and create and record a Seahawks team anthem.

Free; no registration required. (9010 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: 5 pm “until late”! Here’s the map/venue list:

As always, some participants have artists, some have food/drink specials meant to entice Art Walk-ers, some have both! You can preview some of tonight’s spotlighted art via the official WSAW website, including WSB sponsors Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW, with Factory 43 tonight) and Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW, with Debbie Bianchi tonight, and tasting fees waived for Art Walk-ers).

JUNCTION JAMS: New open-to-everyone open-air jam session in The Junction, recently launched. Organizer James Egan says, “We have guitars, violins, ukelele, accordion, and shakers to borrow and we are doing all invite public jams, family friendly at 5 pm to 11 pm. If anyone wants to pick up any instrument and shake off performance anxiety with a set of other musicians who play just for fun, no applause, no money, this is a great social event to also meet other WS musicians. We need groupies and have tambourines and do blues, covers of Beatles, Stones, others if you know them, or play around anyone’s originals . We do a great version of Creep with violin — I can pick out most anything. This is really fun and I invite all the West Seattle musicians and people who like live music to come to 4722 California Ave SW and jam with us, with or without instrument, we have some great guitars and harmonicas that chime in and the more the merrier!!” Here’s the Meetup.com link.

WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK: The White Center Food Bank – which also serves south West Seattle – recently switched to a “grocery store” model and you are invited to its grand-opening party, 5:30-7:30 pm. (8th SW/SW 108th)

THE BOOT, AMPLIFYING VOICES PAST AND PRESENT: 6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, “the 25th Anniversary of our Summer Young Writers Workshop known as The Boot. Witness the bravery and hear the stories of these talented young writers.” (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: Local author Peter Stekel talks about Western Washington wildflower hikes, 6-7:30 pm at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)

SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA: 6:30 pm, free show on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, as previewed here – tonight’s band is General Mojo’s, in the fourth of this summer’s six concerts presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, with co-sponsors including WSB. Bring your own chair/blanket! (Walnut south of Lander)

OPEN MICROPHONE: Be the music-maker at the all-genres C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) open-microphone event, 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

SEE IT ALL! Our complete calendar is here.

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Highlights for the rest of your West Seattle Wednesday! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/highlights-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-wednesday-2/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/highlights-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-wednesday-2/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:17:50 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924859 (Beautiful sunrise! Thanks to Susanna Moore from Niederberger Contracting [WSB sponsor] for the photo)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here are your Wednesday highlights:

EAT & DRINK & FIGHT HOMELESSNESS: 15 West Seattle food/drink venues are participating in a regional day/night of donating part of their proceeds to the homelessness-help campaign in connection with Pearl Jam‘s The Home Shows concerts. We have the West Seattle list broken out (and a link to the full regional list) here.

WADING POOLS: Wednesday in West Seattle means Lincoln Park until 8 pm (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), Hiawatha 12 pm-6:30 pm (Walnut/Lander), EC Hughes 12 pm-7 pm (2805 SW Holden).

BABY STORY TIME: Bring your little ones up to 12 months old, 11:30 am at the air-conditioned High Point Library. (3411 SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE @ REGIONALS: 4 pm is game time for the West Seattle Little League All-Stars vs. Oregon at the Northwest Regionals in San Bernardino. Game is on the ESPN+ streaming service; we’re verifying whether Great American Diner and Bar (4752 California SW) will again be screening it and will update.

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARMSTAND: This summer’s fifth weekly farmstand for organic produce that’s grown where it’s sold, 4 pm-7 pm. (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

DANCE TIME WITH LAUREN PETRIE: 6-8 pm, dance at the Senior Center of West Seattle! All welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)

TWILIGHT TOUR OF LONGFELLOW CREEK: Can’t make it to daytime nature walks? 6:30 pm-8 pm, join the King Conservation District “for a FREE twilight tour about how to restore your stream, lake or wetland property to a more natural state.” RSVP for exact meetup location – here’s how.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: 6:30 pm at Kenyon Hall, “The Eldest Son” (a documentary short)

Since 2008, West Seattle filmmakers Scott Squire and Amy Benson have been documenting the lives of one Nepali family, The Darnals. The first film in the series, Drawing the Tiger, premiered in 2015 winning the Best Film Award from the Northwest Film Forum as well as the UNICEF award from Film South Asia. The Eldest Son is the second installment.

Free. (7904 35th SW)

‘DRINK & LINK’ SOUND TRANSIT BRIEFING: 7 pm at Ounces, all welcome – catch up on what’s up with West Seattle light-rail planning. Food truck on site! (3809 Delridge Way SW)

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Live music at Whisky West (WSB sponsor), 7 pm – info in our calendar listing. (6451 California SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm monthly meeting at The Hall at Fauntleroy. Main agenda topic: “Make a Difference: Things You Can Do to Get Involved.” (9131 California SW)

OF COURSE THERE’S MORE … just visit our complete calendar.

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4 for August’s first West Seattle Monday https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/4-for-augusts-first-west-seattle-monday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/4-for-augusts-first-west-seattle-monday/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:11:19 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924638 (Parasailing over Elliott Bay, photographed this weekend by David Hutchinson)

Moving on with our Monday:

WADING POOLS: Today’s scheduled-to-be-open West Seattle wading pools are Lincoln Park (11 am-8 pm; 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Delridge (12 noon-6:30 pm; Delridge Way/Genesee).

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library, which has excellent air conditioning! (3411 SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE QUILTERS: Join their meeting at 7 pm at the also-well-cooled Senior Center/Sisson Building! (4217 SW Oregon)

TRIVIA: 7:30 pm at The Skylark. All ages – free – with prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LOTS MORE FOR THE WEEK AHEAD, AND BEYOND … on our complete calendar!

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8 possibilities for your West Seattle Sunday, plus traffic alerts https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/8-possibilities-for-your-west-seattle-sunday-plus-traffic-alerts/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/8-possibilities-for-your-west-seattle-sunday-plus-traffic-alerts/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2018 13:07:36 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924560 Happy Sunday!

(One of the Blue Angels maneuvers you can see from here – photo by Harlan Weniger)

FIRST, TRAFFIC ALERTS: The I-90 floating bridge will close one last time, 12:55 pm-2:45 pm for the Blue Angels‘ final Seafair performance. And from SDOT, West Seattle alerts continue – at 1st Ave S/Olson Place SW, 8:30 am-9 pm work is scheduled for traffic-signal upgrades.

CLEANUP TIME! Another Morgan Junction-area community cleanup organized by Jill Boone:

Bring yourselves, Bring your young ones, Bring your teens …. Help clean up Morgan Junction! Once again, we are doing our litter cleanup and your help is needed.

Sunday, August 5 from 9:30 – 11:00. Meet at the ATM by the Shell Station and Domino’s.

Bags, litter grabbers, safety vests and buckets for the kids are provided. I have a few kid vests and grabbers too. Bring your own gloves if you want them! … We will handle the bus stops and the corners of Fauntleroy and California and up to C&P and back and up to the UU and back if we have enough folks. Pups who are well behaved and on leash are welcome.

(6540 California SW)

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)

WADING POOLS: Warm weather means they’ll be open today. Your West Seattle wading pools on Sundays: Lincoln Park (11 am-8 pm; 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Delridge (noon-6:30 pm; Delridge/Genesee)

‘IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK’ HOME TOUR: Still tickets available, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society tells us, for a tour of the Gatewood home where REI began. Noon-2 pm VIP reception with food, drink, and guest speaker Bobby Whittaker; 2-4 pm, public tour. Go here for both ticket levels. Tour address and full details are on the SWSHS website.

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: The US Coast Guard Auxiliary leads 1 pm-4 pm tours (arrive by 3:45 pm) at historic Alki Point Lighthouse. (3201 Alki SW)

CAMP 2ND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: After skipping July, the committee is back to its regular first-Sunday meeting schedule, 2 pm in the community room at Arrowhead Gardens, for updates on the city-sanctioned encampment on Myers Way. (9200 2nd SW)

LAURA MAY: Singer-songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “folk with roots in southern rock.” 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

LITTLE LEAGUE VIEWING PARTY: 4 pm, the West Seattle Little League All-Stars, Washington state champs, play Idaho as the Northwest Regionals start in San Bernardino, California. The ESPN+ gamecast will be on at Great American Diner and Bar in The Junction. (4752 California SW)

(added) ALSO WATCHING: West 5 (WSB sponsor) is hoping to have a TV set up for the first time ever, to watch!

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A PIZZA: 5 pm at Highland Park Playground, a one-hour family-friendly play presented by 14/48! Free. (1100 SW Cloverdale)

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD, AND BEYOND … by checking out our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Saturday: What’s happening, including traffic alerts https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-saturday-whats-happening-including-traffic-alerts/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-saturday-whats-happening-including-traffic-alerts/#comments Sat, 04 Aug 2018 14:53:56 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924492 (Blue Angels flyby on Friday, photographed from Duwamish Head by David Hutchinson)

We start with traffic alerts:

TRAFFIC ALERTS, NOT JUST FOR BLUE ANGELS: The I-90 floating bridge will close again 12:55-2:45 pm for the Blue Angels‘ Seafair performance. And from SDOT, there are two West Seattle alerts – first, “periodic closures” near the West Marginal/Chelan/Spokane/Delridge intersection because the post-tanker crash cleanup isn’t over yet; also, at the east end of the Roxbury corridor:

This is the first weekend crews will work 12+ hours/days to improve safety at the busy 1st Ave S and Olson Place SW intersection. Excavation starts at 7:30 AM Saturday, to trench and then lay conduit across all lanes of 1st Ave S, for new traffic signaling. Over approximately 70′ of trench, crews will place steel plates — drivers, especially motorcyclists, use extreme caution!

Work continues 8:30 AM – 9 PM Sunday, then picks up again next weekend. Expect lane closures and be patient, as crews work hard to complete the project in 4 consecutive weekends.

Now here’s what else is happening:

VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT TREES: 9 am-noon work party near Fauntleroy/Juneau – location specifics are here, plus other details.

CULTURAL-HISTORY HIKE: Walk in the West Duwamish Greenbelt starting at 10 am and learn about Native cultural history with Ken Workman, the great great great great grandson of Chief Sealth (Seattle) – details in our calendar listing. Meet at 19th/Dawson trailhead.

WADING POOLS: Likely to be open today, given the forecast – Saturday pools are Delridge (Genesee/Delridge) and Hiawatha (Walnut/Lander) noon-6:45 pm; Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) 11 am-8 pm. We’ll update when confirmed.

SUMMIT ATLAS HIGH-SCHOOL RIBBONCUTTING: The charter school’s new building has a ribboncutting set for noon today, as previewed here. (9601 35th SW)

‘WHEN YOU WISH UPON A PIZZA’: Goofy free theater at Roxhill Park, 5 pm – details here. (29th/Barton)

SALSA ON ALKI: Dance at the beach! 5-10 pm. Cost and other details here. (61st SW/Alki SW)

DBB DOWNHILL BIKE RIDE: 6 pm, the irreverent-and-then-some annual ride is scheduled to take off this year from Drunky’s Two Shoes BBQ in White Center. (16th SW/SW 98th)

‘THE LAST JEDI’ AT WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: As previewed here last night, gates open at 6:30 pm, movie at dusk (9-ish) outside the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) as West Seattle Outdoor Movies continue their free Saturday night shows. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is tonight’s movie. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)

‘COCO’ AT CINE EN EL PARQUE: 6:30 pm at Dick Thurnau Memorial Park in White Center, “Coco” is onscreen at the annual King County-presented outdoor movie. (11050 10th SW)

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

SEE THE FULL LIST … on our complete-calendar page.

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West Seattle Friday: Summer Concerts at The Mount debut, HPIC’s Corner Bar, and more! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-friday-summer-concerts-at-the-mount-debut-hpics-corner-bar-and-more/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-friday-summer-concerts-at-the-mount-debut-hpics-corner-bar-and-more/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 17:44:18 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924436 (Bald Eagle with a pursuer, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Six notes for your Friday:

WADING POOLS: The Seattle Parks hotline says they will NOT be open today.

THE WORLD’S SLOWEST COMPUTER: 2 pm at High Point Library, a fun competition to build it, as explained here. Free; registration not required. (3411 SW Raymond)

BASKETBALL, STREET ART, & PIZZA: 3-5 pm:

Pickup basketball for middle- and high-school-aged youth and basketball skill activities for younger children on the courts behind Neighborhood House High Point. There will also be art activities set up and led by teaching artists from Nature Consortium. Pizza and beverages will also be provided. The street will be closed to traffic.

(6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE MOUNT: The annual four-show series starts tonight, 5:30 pm dinner if you want to buy yours there, 6 pm music, on the south side of the Providence Mount St. Vincent campus, tonight starring The Abbagraphs with ABBA songs and other disco-era music. Dinner menu:

Citrus-Marinated Mahi-Mahi Tacos
Or your choice of
All Beef Franks, Grilled Hamburgers, Veggie Black Bean Burgers

All with Macaroni Salad, Watermelon and Corn on the Cob

Dessert: Mamma-Mia Baklava

Free popcorn/snow cones. Bring your own chair/blanket. (4831 35th SW)

CORNER BAR: First Friday means it’s time for the pop-up bar at Highland Park Improvement Club. Doors open at 6 pm; music by the Yada Yada Blues Band starts around 8 pm. DJ Dr. Lehl, too! All ages; no cover; food and beverages available for purchase. (1116 SW Holden)

BOOK READING/SIGNING: 7 pm at Easy Street Records, author Thomas O’Keefe reads from and signs his new book, “Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt Country’s Brilliant Wreck,” which “provides a firsthand glimpse into Ryan Adams at the most meaningful and mythical stage of his career.” Free; all ages. (California/Alaska)

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING? The full list is on our complete calendar.

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What you need to know for your West Seattle Thursday https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/what-you-need-to-know-for-your-west-seattle-thursday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/what-you-need-to-know-for-your-west-seattle-thursday/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:04:34 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924326 (WSB photo: The view from Don Armeni Boat Ramp this drizzly morning)

First, another traffic alert:

I-90 CLOSURES FOR BLUE ANGELS PRACTICE: This tends to clog up NB I-5 too and we didn’t get to mention it again this morning because of the tanker incident, so a reminder – the I-90 floating bridge is closing twice today for the Blue Angels‘ practice: now through about 12:15 pm and 1 pm-2:30 pm. (The next three days are single-closure days.)

Now, highlights of what’s happening – and not happening:

WADING POOLS: The Seattle Parks hotline says they are NOT opening today because of the cloudy, cooler weather.

ART STUDIO: 1-3 pm at Delridge Library, for ages 2-10. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

GIZMOS AND GADGETS: 2-3:30 pm, kids/youth are invited to drop by Southwest Library to explore and have fun while learning! (9010 35th SW)

4508 CALIFORNIA SW’S FIRST DESIGN REVIEW: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, the Southwest Design Review Board gets its first look at the proposed 7-story mixed-use project for 4508 California SW, including ~70 apartments and 19 offstreet-parking spaces replacing a single-story commercial building that currently has three storefronts, Our most-recent preview includes the “design packet.” The meeting will have a public-comment period. (4217 SW Oregon)

SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA: Great thing about Hiawatha Community Center is that there’s an indoor backup for the outdoor concerts if necessary, so you will see Micaiah Sawyer perform, one way or another, at 6:30 pm tonight, as part of the Admiral Neighborhood Association-presented Summer Concerts at Hiawatha. Free. Bring your own chair/blanket. (Walnut south of Lander)

WEST SEATTLE SOUL: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE MORE! on our complete calendar.

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8 for your West Seattle Wednesday https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/8-for-your-west-seattle-wednesday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/8-for-your-west-seattle-wednesday/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 17:30:29 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924216 (Empty moon-snail shell during recent low tide, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)

Welcome to August!

WADING POOLS: We just checked the hotline and the city says they’ll be open: Wednesday in West Seattle means Lincoln Park until 8 pm (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), Hiawatha 12 pm-6:30 pm (Walnut/Lander), EC Hughes 12 pm-7 pm (2805 SW Holden).

EFFECTIVE ACTIVISM: Find out about it at the Hot Topics for Seniors event today at noon at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)

GIZMOS AND GADGETS: Free drop-in program at Delridge Library, 1-3 pm, no registration required. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: At the Senior Center of West Seattle, 1 pm today, the featured movie is “Station West” (1948), $1 members/$2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARMSTAND: This summer’s fourth weekly farmstand for organic produce grown right where it’s sold, 4 pm-7 pm. (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

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

‘GET FIT, WEST SEATTLE’ INFO NIGHT: 7 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) to find out about the next “Get Fit, West Seattle,” which starts next Saturday – a program to get you running toward a half-marathon this fall. Free! RSVP info is in our calendar listing. (2743 California SW)

OPEN MICROPHONE: The signups start at 7:30 pm at The Skylark. All ages until 10 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THE FULL LIST … is via our complete calendar!

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West Seattle Tuesday: Seafair Parade of Ships, book release with music, Harbor Island cleanup info event, more… https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/west-seattle-tuesday-seafair-parade-of-ships-book-release-with-music-harbor-island-cleanup-info-event-more/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/west-seattle-tuesday-seafair-parade-of-ships-book-release-with-music-harbor-island-cleanup-info-event-more/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:41:59 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924085 (Rufous Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Your West Seattle highlights for this last day of July:

WADING POOLS: Though it’s cloudy and cooler this morning, Seattle Parks says they’ll be open. Your Tuesday pools are Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), 11 am-8 pm, and Delridge (Genesee/Delridge), noon-6:30 pm.

SEAFAIR PARADE OF SHIPS: While the official “parade” is set to pass the downtown waterfront at 1 pm, the ships sail past West Seattle shores before that – we’ll be watching and will publish a report when they are. As announced early today, the participants in today’s parade:

-U.S. Navy: Guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG-92) and amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD-25), which was in the parade in 2016

-U.S. Coast Guard: USCGC Mellon

-Royal Canadian Navy: HMCS Yellowknife & HMCS Whitehorse

(Tour info for the next five days is here.)

MOBILE BIKE REPAIRS: Third BikeWorks session of the summer – get free or reduced-price bicycle repairs on the driveway behind Neighborhood House High Point, 2-4:30 pm. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARMSTAND: The Delridge Grocery Coop continues its weekly farmstand, 3-7 pm at the Shell across from DGC’s future store. (5441 Delridge Way SW)

HARBOR ISLAND CLEANUP INFO DROP-IN: Questions about the Superfund cleanup starting soon at Harbor Island? The EPA will be at Seacrest today, 4-6 pm, to answer them, as previewed here Monday. (1660 Harbor SW)

MIKE HIPPLE BOOK RELEASE, PLUS THE CASTAWAYS: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), join Mike Hipple for his “80s Redux” book-release party, featuring local ukulele band The Castaways. (5612 California SW)

TRIVIA AT WHISKY WEST: The weekly Geeks Who Drink trivia at Whisky West (WSB sponsor) starts at 8 pm. 21+. (6451 California SW)

WHAT ELSE? You can check our full calendar now – or any time – by going here.

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4 for your West Seattle Monday, including the Blue Angels’ arrival https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/4-for-your-west-seattle-monday-including-the-blue-angels-arrival/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/4-for-your-west-seattle-monday-including-the-blue-angels-arrival/#respond Mon, 30 Jul 2018 17:31:12 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924012 (Sailboat off Seola, photographed by Chris Frankovich)

Happy Monday! Quick look at what’s ahead:

WADING POOLS AND SPRAYPARK: The Highland Park Spraypark (11 am-8 pm; 1100 SW Cloverdale) is scheduled to be open daily all season regardless of the weather, so we only mention it on extra-hot days. Today’s scheduled-to-be-open wading pools are Lincoln Park (11 am-8 pm; 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Delridge (12 noon-6:30 pm; Delridge Way/Genesee).

BLUE ANGELS ARRIVE AT BOEING FIELD: The Museum of Flight, where the Blue Angels are based while here for Seafair, says they are due in around 11 am. They’re coming from an air show in North Dakota and have reportedly stopped over in Montana while headed here this morning. (Update: They landed at 11:22 am.)

LEARN ABOUT THE COAST SALISH PEOPLE: 1:30 pm at Delridge Library, for ages 7 and up: “Explore Coast Salish design, culture and art with teaching artist Ty Juvinel.” (5423 Delridge Way SW)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library – where there’s great air conditioning! (3411 SW Raymond)

LOTS MORE … on our complete calendar!

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What’s up (besides the temperature) for your West Seattle Sunday https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/whats-up-besides-the-temperature-for-your-west-seattle-sunday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/whats-up-besides-the-temperature-for-your-west-seattle-sunday/#comments Sun, 29 Jul 2018 14:54:38 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=923894

With another hot day ahead, Trileigh Tucker‘s photo of young bushtits hoping their mom (at right) will bring them food is also a reminder – keep fresh water out for the birds! Meantime, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, highlights of what’s ahead:

ALKI ART FAIR, SECOND DAY: 10 am-6 pm today, with music on two stages. Booths stretch along the boardwalk/promenade west of Alki Bathhouse; inside, you’ll find a silent auction.

-Music schedule here
-Overview and artist/vendor list here

Take the free shuttle to get there – details on the AAF website.

(Alki Avenue SW and 59th-64th SW)

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

SDOT AT THE MARKET: As SDOT collects feedback on a possible Restricted Parking Zone in The Junction, they’ll have a booth at today’s market. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

BREAST EXPRESS: As previewed here, the Pumpspotting bus tour is stopping at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) in The Junction today, 10 am-2 pm. All welcome to visit! Details in our calendar listing. (4727 44th SW)

WADING POOLS: Sunny, hot weather means they’ll be open today. Your West Seattle wading pools on Sundays: Lincoln Park (11 am-8 pm; 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Delridge (noon-6:30 pm; Delridge/Genesee)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: The US Coast Guard Auxiliary welcomes you to the weekly 1 pm-4 pm tours (arrive by 3:45 pm) at historic Alki Point Lighthouse. (3201 Alki SW)

MANDY ROWDEN: C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) performance by this Austin-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who recently released a new album. (5612 California SW)

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