West Seattle, Washington
DESSERT DONATIONS: If you have a dessert to donate for The Hall at Fauntleroy‘s free community Thanksgiving feast but can’t get there tomorrow, you can take it to parent company Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering‘s SODO office today before 3 pm. (4101 Airport Way S.)
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ITTO’S: Third anniversary for Itto’s Tapas on the north end of The Junction. Their message: “Thank you for your patronage, West Seattle! Please visit us on Wednesday, Nov 21, and enjoy an amuse-bouche.” Open 4 pm-midnight. (4160 California SW)
EVENING BOOK GROUP: All welcome to head over the ridge and join in the South Park Library Book Group meeting, 6:30 pm at the SP Senior Center. This month’s title: “Founding Mothers” by Cokie Roberts. Next month: “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante. (8201 10th Ave. S.)
OPEN MICROPHONE: At The Skylark, signups at 7:30, music at 8:30 pm. No cover, for performers or spectators. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
THANKSGIVING ORDERING DEADLINES: From the Holiday Guide, today’s the deadline for ordering holiday meals at Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor), details here, and at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), details here. It’s also the deadline if you want a Thanksgiving pie that’s NOT on the holiday-spcific menu at A La Mode Pies in The Junction.
‘WHEN IS HOME NO LONGER A SAFE OPTION?’ Rescheduled talk at Aegis Living of West Seattle (WSB sponsor) is today, 11:30 am-1 pm. (4700 SW Admiral Way)
VIADUCT, LIGHT RAIL, RPZ AT JuNO: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, as previewed here, the Junction Neighborhood Organization meets, with these hot transportation topics and more on the agenda. All welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)
MACRAME MONDAY: At Bird on a Wire, 6:30 pm, get crafty! Food and beverages too. (3509 SW Henderson)
DROP-IN PRESCHOOL ART: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. “Join our guest teacher, Miss Lisa, to complete art projects using nature, recycled materials, and more! For ages 2-5.” (3411 SW Raymond)
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We start again with a traffic reminder:
SOUTHBOUND HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE: Between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge, SB 99 is closed. It’s not scheduled to reopen until tomorrow morning but if it reopens early, we’ll publish an update. (Please let us know – text or voice, 206-293-6302 – if you see it open and we’re not reporting it yet!)
CONNECT WITH NATURE AT LINCOLN PARK: Friends of Lincoln Park – with award-winning forest steward Sharon Baker and friends – would love to have your help, 9 am-noon. What a great day to work in the forest! Details in our calendar listing. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET – AND DON’T MISS THE KIWANIS BOOTH: 10 am-2 pm, it’s the last Farmers’ Market before Thanksgiving. While you’re there, visit the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle booth at the south end of the market to get your ticket(s) for their December 1st Pancake Breakfast. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
BAZAAR AT PEACE LUTHERAN: The Peace Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar continues: “Arts and crafts, silent auction with themed baskets, fair trade/global gifts, bake sale, gifts for everyone!” Noon-3 pm. (39th/Thistle)
JEWELRY SHOW: Fall show by Heart Song Design, 10 am-2:30 pm: “Custom one of a kind, handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings- using natural stones, and celebrating the energy of each stone as the designs come together. Please join designer Cheryl Mayerle for Heart Song Design Fall Show.” (3622 35th SW)
JAMTIME: 1-4 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), bluegrass and old-time music. (5612 California SW)
BYSTANDER-INTERVENTION PRACTICE: 2 pm at Admiral UCC, meant for people who have already been through bystander-intervention training, but all are welcome. (4320 SW Hill)
SOUTHWEST STORIES – ‘WASHINGTON AT WAR’: 2 pm at Southwest Library, public historian Lorraine McConaghy talks about Washington in World War I, and then moves into a “Readers’ Theater,” as explained in our calendar listing. (9010 35th SW)
First, a traffic reminder:
SOUTHBOUND HIGHWAY 99 CLOSED: Between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge, SB 99 is closed for more pre-tunnel-transition work and scheduled to remain closed until early Monday; we’ll publish an update if it reopens early.
Now, what’s happening – first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
EASTRIDGE CHURCH TURKEY AND GROCERIES GIVEAWAY: 9 am, hundreds of turkeys and bags of groceries are offered to all, while supplies last. Info here. (39th/Oregon)
BAZAAR & BAKE SALE AT THE MOUNT: Second and final day of the Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 9 am-4 pm. By the front entrance. (4831 35th SW)
BAZAAR AT THE MASONIC CENTER: More shopping at the Alki Masonic Center Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by Alki Court 21, Order of the Amaranth, 9 am-4 pm. (4736 40h SW)
THANKSGIVING TURKEY DONATIONS: Two ways to give to West Seattle Food Bank today, either turkey or money the WSFB can use to buy turkeys:
10 am – 2 pm, you can donate turkeys or $15 toward a turkey at the Junction True Value Open House in the Alaska Junction at Edmunds & 44th, or at the West Seattle Food Bank at the corner of 35th & Morgan (garage entrance on Morgan next to the bus stop).
BAZAAR AT A LIBRARY: White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar & Book Sale, 10 am to 3 pm at the library. (1409 SW 107th)
BAZAAR AT A CHURCH: Peace Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar: “Arts and crafts, silent auction with themed baskets, fair trade/global gifts, bake sale, gifts for everyone! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today (continuing Sunday). Free children’s crafts/activities and hot lunch available for purchase today.” (SW Thistle and 39th Ave SW)
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR: At Arrowhead Gardens, 10 am-3 pm. Two dozen vendors; everything handcrafted. (9220 2nd SW)
OPEN HOUSE AT NW ART AND FRAME:, 10 am-5:30 pm, “live artist demos, open house specials, lots of free drawings throughout the day, product demonstrations, all the latest in holiday decorations, FREE samples and of course … FREE treats & goodies! Products that are being demonstrated will be 20% during their demos.” (4733 California SW)
FOOD DRIVE AT 20TH ANNUAL BEER CHURCH TURKEY BOWL: No bowling lanes left but come down tonight and cheer for the participants, have a newly released Beer Church IPA, bring nonperishable food for the WS Food Bank. 5:30-8 pm at West Seattle Bowl. (39th/Oregon)
LONGFELLOW CREEK FLOOD REDUCTION & TRAIL CONNECTION PROJECT: 12:30-3:30 pm, drop-in session to see design concepts for the project (background info’s here). Live, work, study near here? Go see for yourself and tell the project team what you think. Look for the tent. (24th SW near SW Graham)
Clay Eals – who edited the book and is shown above with its creators in a WSB photo from September – adds:
The presentation will conclude with the updated “Now and Then” columns (from the book) that feature Princess Angeline and Chief Seattle (then) and Mary Lou Slaughter and Ken Workman (now). The talk is free, and books will be available for purchase and personal inscription.
(4705 W. Marginal Way)
ROO AND THE FEW: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, “beloved classical pianists Joyce Gibb and Mike Carroll present an evening of classics by Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, and Chopin.” More info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)
THE TIKIGRAPHS: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, “music inspired by the tiki pop culture phenomenon of the 1950s and 1960s.” $7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
With Thanksgiving now less than a week away, the holiday happenings are revving up, and they’re part of the highlight list for the hours ahead. From the West Seattle Holiday Guide and year-round Event Calendar:
BAZAAR AT THE MOUNT: Until 4 pm, first of two days for Providence Mount St. Vincent‘s Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale. All welcome! (4831 35th SW)
HOLIDAY PARTY: Menashe and Sons Jewelers (WSB sponsor) holiday party in The Junction, 6 pm. (4532 California SW)
SLOUCHER: Live in-store, 7 pm at Easy Street Records, free and all ages! (California/Alaska)
FIVE BUCK BAND: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, ’60s and ’70s with some contemporary sounds too. (5612 California SW)
SWEET, SWEET MUSIC: Pre-holiday concert with Trillium Soul at Fauntleroy Church – and dessert! 7:30 pm. (9140 California SW)
‘FOOLS’ FINALE AT WSHS: Final performance tonight for the West Seattle High School Drama Club production of Neil Simon‘s “Fools,” with curtain time at 7:30 pm. Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
(Chestnut-backed chickadee, photographed by Robin Sinner, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
DINE-OUT BENEFIT: Lincoln Park Co-op Preschool benefits from part of the proceeds today at MOD Pizza in West Seattle – mention the co-op when you order. 10:30 am-10 pm. (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW)
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 11 am at Delridge Library – stories, songs, and rhymes! (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: 6 pm meeting at Admiral UCC. Featured tonight: Screening of the movie “RBG.” (4320 SW Hill)
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC. (6115 SW Hinds)
BILL DAVIE: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
‘FOOLS’ AT WSHS: Just two more chances to see the West Seattle High School Drama Club production of Neil Simon‘s “Fools,” with curtain time at 7:30 pm tonight. Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
(Surf Scoter, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Seven from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of your Wednesday:
FOOD & DRINK FUNDRAISER: Restaurants and coffee shops around Seattle are donating 10 percent of their proceeds to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project today in the Chefs+Together Seattle benefit. Check the list for updated local participation.
LUNCH AND LEARN: This month’s Equity in Education Coalition event is at noon at the Bethaday Community Learning Space in White Center – exploring “The Intersection of Racism and Mental Health.” Details in our calendar listing. (605 SW 108th)
DENNY PTSA: 6:30 pm meeting in the Denny International Middle School library. (2601 SW Kenyon)
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm, our area’s largest political organization meets for the first time since the election. Agenda info is in the newest newsletter (PDF). Meeting’s at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)
POEMS AND STORIES: Monthly PoetryBridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm, with featured readers Benjamin Schmitt and Jason Kirk – details here. (5612 California SW)
‘FOOLS’ AT WSHS: Three more chances to see the West Seattle High School Drama Club (which provided the photo above) production of Neil Simon‘s “Fools,” starting at 7:30 pm tonight. Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
Lots going on in the hours ahead! Among the highlights:
DROP-IN CHESS: For kids/teens, 4:30-5:30 pm at High Point Library. All skill levels welcome! (3411 SW Raymond)
WEST SEATTLE MIDDLE SCHOOLS INFORMATION NIGHT: 6-8 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe – information on middle schools all over the area, plus a presentation at 6:30 pm that will be of interest to future middle schoolers’ families even if you aren’t school shopping. Admission free. (35th/Myrtle)
HOPE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm, preschool through 8th grade Hope Lutheran School in The Junction invites you to tour the campus and meet the staff. (42nd/Oregon)
FAIRMOUNT PARK ELEMENTARY PTA: General membership meeting, 6:30 pm at the school. (3800 SW Findlay)
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: All are welcome to hear a presentation on our state’s new high-school graduation requirements, during tonight’s Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting. (2600 SW Thistle)
SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP: Last meeting of the year, 7 pm at 2 Fingers Social. Come talk about the neighborhood’s present and the group’s future! (9211 Delridge Way SW)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm FCA board meeting at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, public welcome. Agenda includes ferry, crime, development updates, and other topics. (9131 California SW)
The official Veterans Day observance doesn’t mean everything’s closed. Libraries, for example, are open. They’re part of our list of highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
TALK PUBLIC SAFETY WITH THE MAYOR: As previewed here last night, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best are touring The Junction this afternoon, with a public coffee chat at Cupcake Royale at 4:15 pm. Got a public-safety question for them? Bring it. (California/Alaska)
PHYSICAL THERAPY NIGHT: Free evaluation at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), 5:30-7 pm. (2743 California SW)
EVENING BOOK GROUP IN WESTWOOD: Southwest Library‘s evening book group meets at 6:45 pm. This month’s book is “Citizen Vince” by Jess Walter. (9010 35th SW)
EVENING BOOK GROUP IN ADMIRAL: West Seattle (Admiral) Library‘s evening book group also meets at 6:45 pm. This month’s book is “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” by Timothy Egan. (2306 42nd SW)
AND THERE’S MORE! See our complete calendar here.
(Photo by Bob Spears, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
Welcome to Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, in the street, in the heart of The Junction. At the south end, look for the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle with coffee and ticket sales for their December 1st pancake breakfast. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART & HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW, LAST CHANCE: The third and final day of the show runs 11 am-2 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. See the list of participating artists in our calendar listing! (9140 California SW)
STRONG4SAM BARBECUE BENEFIT: At the West Seattle Eagles during the 1:25 pm Seahawks-Rams game:
To The Bone BBQ will be hosting a fundraising halftime meal at the West Seattle Eagles Aerie in an effort to raise money for the Strong4Sam foundation and Project Violet. Food, drinks, raffles & Seahawks football on the big screen will be had. Entry is free, but donations to the foundation are encouraged. Cash bar. 100% of the proceeds from food sales, raffle tickets, Strong4Sam products & donations go directly to the Strong4Sam foundation in support of Project Violet. Below is the story of why Strong4Sam was started.
In December 2014, Jeff and Kellea Taylor received the devastating news that their youngest son, 11 year old Sam, had an inoperable brain tumor. In the following months, their family was inundated with information about brain tumors and treatment options. They learned the hard way that, while effective, the existing treatment options come with difficult and painful side effects. It was during these early months that they also learned about Project Violet, a nonprofit research group at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, started by Sam’s doctor Dr. Jim Olsen, and dedicated to discovering more effective and less toxic therapies for pediatric cancer.
Born out of the Taylors’ desire to do everything possible to help Sam, Strong4Sam was created as a fundraising group in support of Project Violet, which is funded exclusively through private donations.
In May 2015, after raising and donating over $40,000 for Project Violet, the Taylors established the Strong4Sam Foundation with the following mission: Strong4Sam is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating community awareness and raising funds for innovative research to discover more effective and less toxic therapies for pediatric cancer.
(4426 California SW)
PRAIRIE DAWN LIVE @ C & P: 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), Prairie Dawn performs “jazz influenced duo with an eclectic repertoire of standards and originals.” No cover. (5612 California SW)
(Steller’s Jay, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
First big Saturday of the holiday season, though these aren’t ALL holiday highlights:
SPECIAL TIME/PLACE FOR WS LINUX USER GROUP: If you’re going to the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference, catch up with WSeaLUG there. 8 am – info here – at Seattle Central College on Capitol Hill. (1701 Broadway)
CLEAN UP ROXHILL PARK: Grab your gloves and go help the neighbors who’ve been taking care of Roxhill Park for years. 9 am, meet in the parking lot. (29th SW/SW Barton)
WHITE CENTER SUMMIT: 9 am breakfast, 10 am summit, all welcome at Evergreen High School. (830 SW 116th)
HPIC HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Today’s the day for the legendary Highland Park Improvement Club Holiday Bazaar, 10 am-3 pm. 20+ vendors! Lunch for sale! Bar open! (1116 SW Holden)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW: 2nd of 3 days and the longest, 10 am-4 pm. Vendors are listed in our report from the first night. At the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall. (9140 California SW)
SHOREWOOD ELEMENTARY HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm at the school, featuring handmade goods and Santa photos, among other things. (2725 SW 116th)
NURSERY OPEN HOUSE: West Seattle Nursery holiday open house, 11 am-2 pm, with special presentations and demonstrations. (California/Brandon)
TAPROOT SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-1 pm, this K-5 school invites you to its Fauntleroy Schoolhouse open house. (9131 California SW)
LOOK FOR SALMON @ ‘OPEN CREEK‘: Noon-3 pm, you’re invited to visit Fauntleroy Creek, where you just might see spawning salmon. Go to the fish-ladder overlook and wait for a volunteer to come escort you to creekside. More info here. If you’ve never been before, this Google Street View shows you the entrance. (Upper Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Director)
CANNA CULTURE GRAND OPENING: 1-5 pm, it’s a party celebrating the opening of Canna Culture, in what had been the original location of Canna West Seattle (WSB sponsor), with art, food, education, and more, as detailed here. 21+. (5435 California SW)
VISCON CELLARS WINE RELEASE: Day 2! Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) has just released “a 2015 Unoaked Chardonnay and our 2014 Heart Box Red Merlot. Just in time for the Thanksgiving Holidays, both these wines pair great with traditional holiday meals.” The tasting room/wine bar is open 2-7 pm today. (5910 California SW)
BOOK DRIVE: 2-4 pm at Aegis West Seattle (WSB sponsor). Bring books, get cocoa and cookies! (4700 SW Admiral Way)
VETERANS DAY DINNER: It’s an annual tradition – free spaghetti dinner for veterans and their families as well as others with connection to the armed services. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm at American Legion Post 160; program at 6. (3618 SW Alaska)
NELSON WRIGHT & STEVE BECK: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), singer-songwriters “in the Americana tradition.” (5612 California SW)
THE OLD GROWTH QUARTET: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall – “the band features an eclectic repertoire of traditional and original music, with deep roots in bluegrass, country, and folk.” (7904 35th SW)
BENEFIT FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS: Country singer/songwriter Lauren Davidson‘s show at The Skylark benefits the Wounded Warriors Project. Doors at 8, music at 9, advance tickets here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … via our complete calendar.
Five for tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
VISCON CELLARS WINE RELEASE: Two new wines, and you can get them starting tonight!
Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is releasing “a 2015 Unoaked Chardonnay and our 2014 Heart Box Red Merlot. Just in time for the Thanksgiving Holidays, both these wines pair great with traditional holiday meals.” The tasting room/wine bar is open 5-9 pm tonight, 2-7 pm Saturday. (5910 California SW)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND GIFT SHOW: Tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday, local artists (see the list here) are showing and selling in the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall. Tonight, you’re invited to stop by 5 pm-8 pm. (9140 California SW)
SONGWRITERS’ SHOWCASE: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – “new lineup each month featuring four local singer-songwriters performing their original material. Anchored and hosted the second Friday of each month by West Seattle’s own Tom Humphreys. Each performer gets a 25-minute set in the showcase.” (5612 California SW)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP TONIGHT AND BEYOND … by checking our complete calendar.
Happy second Thursday! For starters on our highlight list, it’s West Seattle Art Walk night, 5 pm until late. This quarter’s map/venues:
Here are this month’s highlights! Venues spotlighted in that roundup include Verity Credit Union (with painter Chris Kelleher, 4505 California SW); Click! Design That Fits (“A Jewelry Invitational,” 4540 California SW); Wallflower Custom Framing (artist Tara McDermott, 4735 42nd SW); Viscon Cellars (artist Megan Simmons, 5910 California SW).
Also happening today/tonight:
TRIVIA AT WELCOME ROAD WINERY! 6 pm: “Bring a team or go solo and test your mad knowledge in categories ranging from food and wine to pop culture to Seattle history. It’s an always fun – and never truly serious – competition for bragging rights and prizes.” At Welcome Road Winery (WSB sponsor). RSVP to save your space – our calendar listing explains how. (3804 California SW)
MOVE OR REMODEL? 6 pm free workshop including reps from construction (WSB sponsor Niederberger Contracting), real estate, mortgage lending. At Graystone Mortgage in Jefferson Square. RSVP – our calendar listing explains how. (4726 42nd SW)
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 6 pm at Southwest Library, the author series continues tonight with David Skover discussing his newest work, “Robotica: Free Speech & Artificial Intelligence.” Free. (9010 35th SW)
CHIEF SEALTH IHS PROSPECTIVE STUDENT NIGHT/SHOWCASE: 6:30-8 pm, 8th graders and their families are invited to come learn about Chief Sealth International High School and its programs. (2600 SW Thistle)
THE WHALE TRAIL: You’re invited to the 7 pm Orca Talk – at Dakota Place Park this time. Learn about “kin-directed prey-sharing behavior” and find out what’s new in the whale world. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (California/Dakota)
‘THE DETENTION LOTTERY’: 7:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, “Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) partners with Global Law Advocates, PLLC and Casa Latina to present an interactive theater production designed to educate and empower the community on the U.S. Immigration enforcement system, and Immigrant protections and rights.” More info here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
AS ALWAYS, YOU’LL FIND EVEN MORE … by browsing our complete calendar.
Before the day gets too much further along,
seven EIGHT highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
LIBRARY LAB – CODING WITHOUT COMPUTERS: Wednesdays continue to be early-release days, so students 6-12 years old are invited to drop by the West Seattle (Admiral) Library 2:30-4 pm to “try out simple analog coding with gadgets and games!” (2306 42nd SW)
(added) PIZZA FOR PRESCHOOL: Lincoln Park Co-op Preschool is benefiting from a portion of the proceeds tonight at Proletariat Pizza in White Center, 4-9 pm. Just mention “Co-Op” when you order, whether dine-in or takeout. (9622 16th SW)
MYRTLE STAIRWAY MEETING: 6 pm at the Southwest Precinct, as noted in this recent report, a community meeting is planned to discuss the SDOT stairway project on SW Myrtle between 25th and Sylvan. (2300 SW Webster)
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, with agenda items including the Highway 99 transition, city outreach related to Sound Transit light rail, and how to file missing-person reports. All welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)
‘UNDERSTANDING YOUR CULTURAL LENS FOR OUR MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY’: 7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center, “an interactive workshop to explore our cultural lenses. Cultural lenses affect how we walk through the world and how we interact with people from different cultural backgrounds.” All welcome. (7000 35th SW)
DUTCH SHUFFLEBOARD: Play Sjoelen, 7 pm at Tin Dog Brewing in South Park. (309 S. Cloverdale)
OPEN MICROPHONE: 7:30 pm signup, 8:30 pm music at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
WHAT ELSE IS UP? See our complete calendar by going here!
It’s Election Day! So we’re starting the highlights for today/tonight with the election-related list:
VOTE! If you haven’t done it yet, here’s the info you need – where, when, how.
CANDIDATES’ PARTIES: Want to hang out with the 34th District State Senate candidate of your choice? Shannon Braddock and supporters will be in West Seattle, at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW); Joe Nguyen and supporters will be in White Center, at Drunky’s Two Shoes BBQ (9655 16th SW).
Now, a few non-election highlights:
SANISLO ELEMENTARY PTA: 6 pm meeting in the school library. All welcome! Door prizes! (1812 SW Myrtle)
WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COALITION: 6:15 pm at Southwest Library, or arrive early! The agenda:
6 pm: Light refreshments/Room setup
6:15 pm: Community Introductions
Lt Steve Strand – SPD: Crime stats, discussion of Community Concerns
WWRHAH’s focus & goals for 2019?
Community Speakers for 2019?
Open Floor for other items
(9010 35th SW)
STATE SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS: As previewed here last night, the West Seattle High School girls’ soccer team is playing in the state championships! They’re visiting Gig Harbor High School at 7 pm. (14105 Purdy Dr. NW, Gig Harbor)
MEDITATE! If you need to re-center after the national results, and/or can’t stand the suspense waiting for state/local results, check out Tuesday night meditation at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 7 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
LIBRARY LAB – CODING WITH COLOR: Stop by the Delridge Library 4-7 pm for this activity! “Program an Ozobot Bit by drawing lines and color segments. Make your own maze or game and put the Ozobot to work!” (5423 Delridge Way SW)
OPEN HOUSE AT A CHILD BECOMES PRESCHOOL: 6:30-8 pm, come find out more about A Child Becomes (WSB sponsor):
Drop by at any time during the Open House to visit our classrooms, talk with our teachers and the school’s director. We can answer your questions about our curriculum and our admissions process. Children are welcome!
Educating preschoolers in three classrooms:
Caterpillar: ages 2 ½ – 3
Butterfly: ages 3 – 4
Sunbeam: ages 4 – 5
Enter our school from behind the Admiral UCC church and through the play yard.
(4320 SW Hill)
WEST SEATTLE QUILTERS: 7 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, all welcome to come talk about quilting and join in community projects. (4217 SW Oregon)
LOOK AHEAD … via our complete calendar, which is updated often, so if you have something to add, firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
Welcome to Sunday and Standard Time! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
VOTE! Best place to take your ballot at this point is an official dropbox, and West Seattle now has two, in The Junction and High Point. Addresses and maps are on the official King County Elections ballot-dropbox page. Your deadline is 8 pm Tuesday (November 6th).
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what’s fresh this week! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
‘ELECTION DAY CAKE’ SAMPLES: 10:30 am-11:30 am (time approximate), chef/cookbook author Kim O’Donnel plans to be at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market to offer samples of, and the recipe for, Election Day Cake. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
HONEY GIRL BOOKS POP-UP: 2 pm at Curious Kidstuff in The Junction, meet Honey Girl Books and Gifts proprietor Julia Douthwaite Viglione, who will answer questions about her upcoming “Write Your Story” workshop for kids as well as selling from her books/gifts line. (4740 California SW)
CAMP 2ND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm at Arrowhead Gardens‘ community room, all are welcome at the monthly meeting of the committee convened for updates and concerns about the city-sanctioned Myers Way encampment. (9200 2nd SW)
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: 2-4 pm at Grace Church, one-day grief-support seminar. (10323 28th SW)
AT C & P COFFEE: Choro Tocando performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, free “concert featuring oboe duets and songs from American and British musical theater.” (2306 42nd SW)
AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, Yet Another Sousa Birthday Bash with the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band:
Kenyon Hall fans can’t get enough of this only-in-Seattle ensemble. Every year they play our favorite Sousa marches, directed by the delightfully droll Liz Dreisbach. For this occasion we eschew Root Beer Floats, opting instead for free birthday cake for all.
Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING? .Today, tonight, beyond – see it all on our complete calendar.
Many highlights as your first weekend of November begins:
GREEN SEATTLE DAY: Want to be part of this mega-work party? DIRT Corps would love to see you at Westcrest Park, 9 am-noon.
IS WEST SEATTLE READY? All the spots are filled so this is mostly a reminder to those with (free) tickets, today’s the day for the second round of this preparedness extravaganza. 9 am-noon at Hiawatha Community Center. (2700 California SW)
JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Games all day and into the evening at Southwest Athletic Complex. The West Seattle Wildcats Junior Football organization has teams playing in games at 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)
FIND OUT ABOUT CO-LIVING: Westside Neighbors Network invites you to come learn about – no obligation – its Co-Living Resource, as explained here. 9:30 am-2 pm at American Legion Post 160. (3618 SW Alaska)
TILDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon at Tilden School (WSB sponsor) – “We invite interested families to our first open house of the school year; tour the classrooms, and chat with the teachers and specialists who make Tilden extraordinary.” Enter on west side of the building, as explained here. (4105 California Ave SW)
COPPER COIN ANNIVERSARY: First of three days of specials celebrating the Admiral District restaurant’s sixth anniversary: “10 am to 2 pm. Join us for Brunch this Saturday and Sunday to check out some tasty new items and spin the Prize Wheel! Every table gets to spin the Wheel and win a Deal, ranging from $5 off your meal to $25 Gift Certificates!” (2329 California SW)
SEE ART, MAKE ART: Seattle artist and educator Angelina Villalobos shows kids (10 and up) and adults how to paint self-portraits, 10:30-noon at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)
HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHAMPAGNE GALA BRUNCH: 11 am at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s big brunch fundraiser, featuring Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard being interviewed by Connie Thompson, and much more. (1936 Harbor SW)
‘OPEN CREEK’ IN FAUNTLEROY: 1-4 pm, you are invited to visit Fauntleroy Creek and look for spawning salmon, as previewed here. But if it is too stormy this afternoon, they’ll have to cancel for safety reasons – check back here, one of the places we’ll update if that happens. (Meet at fish-ladder overlook at upper Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Director)
ACUPUNCTURE OPEN HOUSE: 2:30-4:30 pm, visit the Community Acupuncture Project‘s “Get Cozy” Open House for everything from cocoa to free ear acupuncture. (4545 44th SW)
SEE ART, E-ART: 4-5:30 pm at Southwest Library – “Paint your masterpiece but without the mess! Learn how to paint and sketch using “Artrage,” natural painting software for the iPad. Ages 10 and up.” Free. (9010 35th SSW)
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT: Kenya fundraiser @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 5-7 pm. (3050 California SW)
‘TRICKLE DOWN TOWN’ @ WS MEANINGFUL MOVIES: West Seattle filmmaker Tomasz Biernacki‘s new documentary about homelessness is in the spotlight at West Seattle Meaningful Movies, 6:30 doors and social time, 7 pm film, followed by discussion, at Neighborhood House High Point. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
MUSIC AT C & P COFFEE: Deb Seymour and Thaddeus Spae perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
AT KENYON HALL: Double bill at 7:30 pm:
Opening the show, Bara Gwin will perform Fez Noz or Night Party music from Brittany, France. The group uses powerful instrumentation, complex arrangements, and ads a generous serving of original material to the Breton recipe.
Malke & the Boychiks, veteran klezmers Peter Lippman, Kim and Nancy Goldov, and Marc Smason are joined by the soulful, up-and-coming violinist Theodora Teodosiadis, to round out the evening.
Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)
‘NIGHTFALL ORPHANAGE’ FINALE: Your last chance to visit the spooky homemade show on Alki Avenue. Read about it at nightfall1031.wordpress.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.
Alert that it “might be too scary for younger children.” (2130 Alki SW)
BENEFIT FOR ROOM CIRCUS MEDICAL CLOWNING: Doors at 8, show at 8:30 pm, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: A night of music to raise money for this group that is “committed to alleviating the isolation and stress of hospitalized children and their families through the healing art of laughter and play.” You can get your ticket(s) online. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
FALL BACK! Tonight’s the night. At 2 am Sunday, we “fall back” an hour to 1 am, and Daylight Saving Time is over until next year.
SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … today, tonight, beyond … in our complete calendar.
Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight:
CANDY DONATION DROPOFF: Until 2:25 this afternoon, you can still drop off unwanted/unneeded Halloween candy at the Lafayette Elementary office to be donated to Operation Gratitude. (California/Lander)
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATING: Go rollerskating 5:45-7:45 pm at Alki Community Center! (5817 SW Stevens)
CORNER BAR: The monthly “pop-up party” at Highland Park Improvement Club starts at 6 pm. Live music with The Mews starts around 8; DJ Dr. Lehl is on hand too; all ages, no cover, more details here. (1116 SW Holden)
MEZZE: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, and bossa.” 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
“WELCOME TO NIGHTFALL ORPHANAGE”: Post-Halloween chance to visit the spooky homemade show on Alki Avenue with a story. Read about it at nightfall1031.wordpress.com. 7:30-10:30 pm, and tonight they have candy. Alert that it “might be too scary for younger children.” (2130 Alki SW)
ALBUM RELEASE: Dead Sonics live at The Skylark, with Sus & Mitchell Siburg, doors at 8, show at 9, $8 cover, 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
SEE WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE WEEKEND … by previewing our complete, frequently updated calendar!
Welcome to November! Here’s what’s up for the rest of today/tonight:
SOUTHWEST ARTIST SHOWCASE PICKUP: One more reminder that participants in the Southwest Library‘s annual showcase need to go get their artwork and take it home. The library’s open until 8 tonight. (9010 35th SW)
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 11 am at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY HOLIDAY TASTE: 4-7 pm, come to West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) to sample food you might consider for your holiday meals/parties. (4201 SW Morgan)
FALL TRASH BASH: Join the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s community cleanup. Meet at 4:30 pm. (California/Charlestown)
SKELETON THEATRE, NIGHT 2: 6-9 pm, second and final night for this year’s edition of the animatronic show.
Here’s our coverage from last night. Free. (36th/Hanford)
DESIGN REVIEW DOUBLEHEADER: As previewed early today, the Southwest Design Review Board has two Early Design Guidance meetings tonight to look at West Seattle projects, with public comment at both: 3015 63rd SW at 6:30 pm, 4508 California SW at 8 pm. Both meetings are at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)
VIADUCT & MORE AT NORTH HIGHLINE UAC: 7 pm im White Center, all are welcome at the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council‘s monthly meeting, with guests including WSDOT talking about the viaduct-to-tunnel transition. Meeting’s at North Highline Fire District HQ. (1243 SW 112th)
TODDLER PUMPKINPALOOZA: For ages 1-5 at High Point Community Center, 10 am–noon. “Join the High Point Community Center staff and enjoy age-appropriate Halloween games, booths, face painting, arts and craft activities, and snacks.” $5. (6920 34th SW)
EARLY DESIGN REVIEW COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR 5009 FAUNTLEROY: 5 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, an early community discussion for feedback on this proposed 6-unit project. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
FREE MEETUP TO LEARN ABOUT POWERAPPS: 6-8 pm at West Seattle Coworking (WSB sponsor), you’re invited to a free meetup to learn about building apps with the help of a Microsoft application called PowerApp. No, you do NOT need to be a code expert to work with this. Details here. (6040 California SW)
SUGAR SKULLS: Make them at White Center Library, 6-7 pm:
Learn how to decorate a pre-molded sugar skull, the making of ‘papel picado,’ and a small banner in honor of a loved one. Significance of the Altar will be discussed, where sugar skulls play an important part, among other elements such as: marigolds, candles, photos, pan de muerto. Class will be illustrated with books, photos and colorful memorabilia about Dia de los Muertos.
(1409 SW 107th)
SPOOKY STORIES: Come hear some at Southwest Library – plus a craft activity! “Miss Amanda will read classic ghost stories at the Southwest Branch. Prepare to be spooked! Intended for ages 5 and up.” 6:30-7:30 pm. (9010 35th SW)
TALES FROM THE HEARTH: West Seattle Toastmasters invite you to come listen to “tall tales, impromptu humor, and suspense,” 6:30-8 pm in the Theater Room at Brookdale West Seattle. More info in our calendar listing. (4611 35th SW)
SOCCER PLAYOFFS: The West Seattle High School girls play for Metro third place tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex, 7 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)
“WELCOME TO NIGHTFALL ORPHANAGE”: A spooky homemade show on Alki Avenue with a story. Read about it at nightfall1031.wordpress.com. Rain hampered preps to launch it last night but its creator invites you to visit tonight, 7:30-10:30 pm. Alert that it “might be too scary for younger children.” (2130 Alki SW)
(Downy Woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Short list for the rest of your Monday, after a busy weekend! First, from the WSB West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide:
“WELCOME TO NIGHTFALL ORPHANAGE”: A spooky homemade show on Alki Avenue goes live tonight, with quite a story. Read about it at nightfall1031.wordpress.com. First night tonight, 7:30-10:30 pm. Alert that it “might be too scary for younger children.” (2130 Alki SW)
And from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:
LIBRARY LAB – CHAIN REACTIONS: 4-7 pm at Delridge Library, “learn about chain reactions by setting up stick bombs (popsicle sticks woven in special configurations that build up tension), dominoes, and more. LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing inventions.” (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WSHS FOOTBALL DINE-OUT BENEFIT: Starting at 6:30 pm, all-you-can-eat taco bar at Pecado Bueno in The Junction, $15, benefiting the West Seattle High School football program via the Booster Club. (4523 California SW)
QUIZ NIGHT: 7:30 pm at The Skylark, all ages, no cover, prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)
PUGET PARK TRAIL WORK PARTY: 9 am-noon, the hardy volunteers who regularly work in this area of the West Duwamish Greenbelt could use some help, as explained here. (Meet at 19th/Dawson)
WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION HARVEST FESTIVAL: Rain or shine, on California between Oregon and Edmunds and on Alaska between 42nd and 44th, the Harvest Festival, presented by the West Seattle Junction Association with co-sponsors including WSB, is on! Festival runs 10 am-2 pm, with free, fun activities throughout (here’s the list); chili cookoff ($10 to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank) starts at 10 am and continues while the chili lasts, costume parade at 11:30 (meet by Junction Plaza Park at 42nd/Alaska), trick-or-treating starts at noon. Rain or shine! We’ll be there for as-it-happens coverage.
FARMERS’ MARKET: Part of the Harvest Festival! 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California between Alaska and Oregon)
TERRY BROOKS: The West Seattle-residing best-selling author will be at Barnes and Noble/Westwood Village at 1 pm to speak and to sign books, including his newest, “Street Freaks” and “The Skaar Invasion.” (2600 SW Barton)
PAUL DORPAT: Not in West Seattle but lots of West Seattle connections to this book launch, including that local author/journalist/historian Clay Eals edited the book: 1 pm at the Central Library downtown, it’s the launch event for “Seattle Now and Then, The Historic Hundred.” Free admission but get there early – seating is first-come, first-served. (1000 4th Ave.)
TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP: 2-4 pm at Delridge Library. “Teens are invited to join poet Ann Teplick in a poetry-writing workshop that explores the themes of self-care and resilience. … Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop.” (5423 Delridge Way SW)
CORREO AEREO: Music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
DRUM TO CALL THE SALMON HOME: It’s a Fauntleroy Creek tradition. 5 pm, gather at the fish ladder overlook across from the ferry terminal and up the slope (event moves to nearby covered carport if the rain hasn’t stopped – follow the driveway just east of the viewpoint). Bring fish jokes as well as whatever you want to use to drum. Or just bring yourself! All ages welcome. (Fauntleroy/Director)
HALLOWEEN MUSIC: “The Heebie Jeebies will once again play an all-ages show at 6:00 pm at The Skylark. We will be joined by Runt and the Heebie Jeebie Juniors.” $5 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)