West Seattle Event Calendar

*3/28/20 NOTE: As the COVID-19 situation continues, the calendar isn’t of much use, but we’re adding known online events, so let us know if you’re scheduling one!*

(original introduction) Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Jul
20
Sat
2nd screening of “Clutch” @ Admiral Theater
Jul 20 @ 11:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 11:59 pm

The movie “Clutch” is doing a 2nd screening at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle on Saturday July 20th at 11 pm. (See WSB’s coverage of the successful June premiere screening here.)

There will be a pre-party next door to the theater at The Copper Coin at 9:30 pm.

Tickets will be available at the theater on the day of the show only.

Jul
21
Sun
Santa brunch (and photos w/Santa) @ Salty’s on Alki
Jul 21 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

From Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

Join us for Santa Brunches where your child can get their picture with Santa for free! Old Saint Nick will be here with candy canes and HO HO HOs for kids.

Get your photo with Old Saint Nick December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 24 (First Seating: 8:45 a.m., Last Seating: 1:30 p.m.). Please call for reservations at 206-937-1600. Download the Santa Brunch menu for Alki here.

Beach Drive/water cleanup work party @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

“Combine a Low Tide beach walk with doing some good for the environment! Do you own a Kayak? Here is a great excuse to get it out on the water!”

9-11 am Sunday (July 21), Puget Soundkeeper Alliance will be teaming up with Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering to clean up any fireworks debris found following a private celebration on the 20th. They are looking for help from kayak AND shore-patrol volunteers, and will be removing “summertime trash” along the way. It starts at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (4503 Beach Drive SW). Just show up – with or without a kayak; Puget Soundkeeper Alliance will be providing staff, trash grabbers, and bags; Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes will have pastries, coffee, and fruit for volunteers.

Without a cleanup effort, fireworks debris can become waterlogged and find its way into the delicate nearshore ecosystem. Fireworks debris contains potentially harmful residue that can be toxic to marine life.

Volunteers will be able to remove “summertime” trash as well. “We are asking everyone to help keep our beaches clean because it’s kind of a big deal!” says Laura James, Communications Coordinator for Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, ” There is an UNDERWATER garbage patch growing off the shores of West Seattle and it’s time to do what we can to be part of the SOLUTION.” James adds “If you can’t be a part of this cleanup, please check our website www.pugetsoundkeeper.org for future opportunities. ”

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance’s mission is to protect and preserve Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters.

Fundraising Yard Sale and Bake Sale @ Shanti Salon & Spa
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fundraising Yard Sale and Bake Sale
at Shanti Salon & Spa
July 20 & 21

Shanti Salon & Spa is hosting a group yard sale and bake sale on July 20th and 21st. We are raising money to send our stylist to Aveda’s Congress; an educational event and hair show in Minneapolis. Stop by from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday, and 10 am–2 pm Sunday. All of the money raised will go directly to continuing education for our staff. Thank you for your support.

Shanti Salon & Spa is located at 2138 California Ave SW

206.932.5988

www.shantidayspa.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shanti-Salon-Spa/194300787265551

White Center Library guild annual sidewalk sale
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The White Center Library guild will be hosting their annual sidewalk sale on Sunday, July 21st starting at 10 am. The sale is held in the parking lot at 10009 16th Avenue SW. The guild will have lots of books and other fun stuff to shop.

WSU Extension Master Gardeners Plant Clinic @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Visit the WSU Extension Master Gardeners Plant Clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems. All information is research based and focused on environmentally friendly gardening practices.

Sundays* at the West Seattle Farmers Market, 10 am–1:45 pm.

* We will be there every Sunday through September 30, except for Labor Day weekend, July 4 weekend and May 5.

Master Gardeners are volunteer community educators cultivating plants, people and communities since 1973.

Log House Museum summer hours
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

‘Pedals for People’ Bike Repair for Rural Africa @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sustainable West Seattle‘s July Forum:

Pedals for People Bike Repair for Rural Africa
July 21, 1-5 pm
West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,
4408 Delridge Way SW

The Sustainable West Seattle July Community Forum is called ”Pedals for People,” an learning exercise with a positive outcome aimed at helping others. Join us and learn bike repair skills as we repair dozens of bikes for donation to rural Africa. Bring a bike for repair/donation or just come and help fix bikes. Bikes can be brought to Alki Bike and Board, 2606 California Ave. SW, prior to the event. Bikes go through Alaffia.com to rural Togo.

Bar Chords Acoustic Night – Live performances benefit charity @ Feedback Lounge
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by for Bar Chords Acoustic Night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 8:00 pm, Sundays through July:

BAR CHORDS: AN INTIMATE ACOUSTIC MUSIC EXPERIENCE FOR CHARITY
8:00 PM SUNDAY: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 –
We’re excited to present a summer of Sunday acoustic live music performances, featuring some of Seattle’s finest rock musicians. Appearing are STAR ANNA, JEFF ANGELL, TY WILLMAN, TOM GUNN, NICK POLLOCK and many more, as well as a few more surprise artists TBA. The shows, which start at 8 PM every Sunday beginning June 30, are free with donations accepted to benefit Saving Great Animals.org, who match families and pets in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Come see this rare showcase!

Jul
22
Mon
Santa brunch (and photos w/Santa) @ Salty’s on Alki
Jul 22 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

From Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

Join us for Santa Brunches where your child can get their picture with Santa for free! Old Saint Nick will be here with candy canes and HO HO HOs for kids.

Get your photo with Old Saint Nick December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 24 (First Seating: 8:45 a.m., Last Seating: 1:30 p.m.). Please call for reservations at 206-937-1600. Download the Santa Brunch menu for Alki here.

Jul
23
Tue
Mobile blood drive
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

8:30 am–10:30 am, Puget Sound Blood Center’s Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot at 200 SW Michigan Street on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Blood supplies tend to run low during the summer – so the “gift of life” matters now more than ever!

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Lunch and music for July birthdays @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 23 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

On Tuesday July 23rd, The Nikkei Horizons Aloha Band will entertain for July birthdays at Senior Center of West Seattle. A teriyaki Chicken lunch will be served at 11:45 am for a suggested donation of $3-$6 followed by the free entertainment. Reservations- 206-932-4044 ext. 1.

Nature Stories and Games @ Lincoln Park (beach)
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nature Stories and Games
FREE Family Fun

Tuesdays at Lincoln Park (waterfront)
6:00 pm – July 23 & 30

Join us for an hour of tales and games to delight your senses and increase your connection with the natural world! Learn about our programs for 4-6 year olds in West Seattle! Experience a taste of wilderness in your own backyard!

More information at: www.vashonwildernessprogram.org

Jul
24
Wed
Santa brunch (and photos w/Santa) @ Salty’s on Alki
Jul 24 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

From Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

Join us for Santa Brunches where your child can get their picture with Santa for free! Old Saint Nick will be here with candy canes and HO HO HOs for kids.

Get your photo with Old Saint Nick December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 24 (First Seating: 8:45 a.m., Last Seating: 1:30 p.m.). Please call for reservations at 206-937-1600. Download the Santa Brunch menu for Alki here.

String: A Dance and Object Theatre @ High Point Library
Jul 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Performer Mary Margaret Moore takes young children on a fun and exciting journey of discovery with dance, body language and simple, everyday objects. For ages 2-5 at the High Point Library.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Job Seekers Club @ High Point Family Center
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesdays from 2–3 pm drop in at the High Point Family Center for tips and discussion.

ACTT meeting @ Puget Sound Regional Council Board Room
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management (ACTT). The next ACTT meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, July 24
3 to 5 pm
Puget Sound Regional Council Board Room
1011 Western Ave., Suite 500

If you have any questions, please email viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call Natalie Graves at 206-805-2834.

Jul
25
Thu
Casino trips from Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trips via bus from West Seattle to the following Casinos – Reservations with Flo at 206-938-1700

THURSDAY, JULY 11 – Emerald Queen 8 am–4 pm
TUESDAY, JULY 16 – Tulalip 8 am–4 pm
THURSDAY, JULY 25 – Lucky Eagles 8 am–5 pm

Let’s Tour Seattle Van trip on MONDAY, JULY 29 departs W.S. 3:00 pm for Fish Hatchery at Ballard Locks followed by Happy Hour at Chinook Restaurant. Reservations – 206-932-4044 ext. 1.

Little Critters @ Delridge Library
Jul 25 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Educators from the Woodland Park Zoo teach you about an animal through puppet stories, and then let you meet and touch that animal in real life! Animal species won’t be known in advance. For ages 5 and under at the Delridge Library Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:15 am–12:15 pm.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Log House Museum summer hours
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Free class: Powerful Tools for Caregivers @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A Class for Family Caregivers:

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Every Thursday starting July 11 – August 15, 2013
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.

This class series meets once a week for 6 weeks at Providence Mount St. Vincent. Class size is limited, and registration is required – please register by July 1st.

No cost to attend, donations are accepted to cover the cost of class materials (suggested donation of $30).

Have questions or want to register?

Call Kristine Kumangai at 206-937-3702 ext. 28345 or kristine.kumangai@providence.org

www.providence.org/themount

The Acrobatic Conundrum presents ‘The Way Out’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Eight strangers find themselves in a room with no exit. They are isolated from the world in a bunker where supplies are scarce. In the absence of enough, the new arrivals see themselves in a different light: vindictive and kind, desperate and hopeful. With no allies but each other, 8 disparate personalities vie for survival, connection, and a way out.

“The Way Out” is 90 minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics, aerial, theater and dance. It is a truly contemporary form of storytelling, using the raw physicality of the performers, video projection, the choreography of Elizabeth Rose and artistic direction of Terry Crane. “The Way Out” spotlights a small company of 8 acrobats with their hearts on their sleeves and their calluses worn smooth.

July 11 – July 27
Thursdays: doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays: doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA)

Tickets available: http://www.strangertickets.com/go/thewayout
$20 online; $25 at door (while supplies last)

Featuring performances by:
Tanya Brno, Marta Brown, Arne Bystrom, Emma Curtiss, Joselynn Engstrom, Tyler Ferraro, Elizabeth Rose, Jonathan Rose

About The Acrobatic Conundrum:
The Acrobatic Conundrum is a contemporary circus company from Seattle, Washington, founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom. The Conundrum presents original, extraordinary circus acts alongside moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration.

Jul
26
Fri
Admiralty House Antiques Liquidation
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

After 45+ years the Admiralty House Antiques in West Seattle is shutting its doors and has hired Foss Estate Sales to liquidate the inventory and all the store fixtures. Admiralty House Antiques Liquidation takes place on:

Friday July 26, 2013 from 8 am until 4 pm
Saturday July 27, 2013 from 9 am until 4 pm
Sunday July 28, 2013 from 9 am until 4 pm

See more at: http://fossestatesales.com/admiralty-house-antiques-liquidation/

LOVE PARKS Day workparty @ Lincoln Park
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From EarthCorps:

Calling all volunteers! Let us show you our appreciation on LOVE PARKS Day, Friday, July 26, at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.

LOVE PARKS Day is an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and spend a summer Friday working with other rock star volunteers. The event is sponsored by REI and Seattle Parks Foundation, and is being organized by EarthCorps.

Lunch, outdoor yoga, water bottles, and t-shirts will be provided for all volunteers. Come out to Lincoln Park on Friday, July 26, from 10 AM until 2 PM for a fun volunteer experience.

To register:

http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Images of China @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Experience an amazing Chinese puppet show performed by the renowned puppet masters from Dragon Art Studio. For all ages, at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library on Friday, July 26, 2013, 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Log House Museum summer hours
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Photography Workshop at the Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s the third annual photography workshop led by Ray Pfortner of Vashon Island. If you love photography, have any digital camera, and enjoy capturing images of
nature and unusual architecture … this summer 2013 workshop is for you!

• Improve your camera handling and composition skills.
• Share the results of your shooting for in-class and online critiques.
• Early morning and evening sessions to capture the garden under a crescent moon.
• Be part of a juried show at the Garden this fall; learn about framing and pricing.

Seattle Chinese Garden
July 26 and 28
Friday, 6–10 pm
Sunday, 5:30–9:30 am & 5:30–9:30 pm

August 9 and 11
Friday, 6–10 pm
Sunday, 5:30–9:30 am & 5:30–9:30 pm

Ray Pfortner is an educator and professional photographer whose work focuses on nature, landscapes, environmental issues, and gardens, especially Asian gardens. He teaches workshops in partnership with colleges, art centers, artist stores, and organizations regionally and
nationally. Ray has a special interest in coaching new talent. To learn more about Ray and his work: RayPfortner.com

For questions about the workshop:
raypfortner@gmail.com

Tuition: $220 for Garden members, $260 for nonmembers, plus $20 materials fee

Participants:
Limited to 16; minimum age is 14

To Register:
Contact the Garden at 206-934-5219 or info@seattlechinesegarden.org

The Seattle Chinese Garden is in West Seattle at the north end of the campus of
South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW. seattlechinesegarden.org

The Sky Colony performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sky Colony performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Friday, July 26th, 6 pm–8 pm. More info from C & P:

The Sky Colony; an intricate, harmonic folk band out of Whatcom County

Greenstage presents ‘King Lear,’ 1st WS performance @ Camp Long
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage! “King Lear” will be performed twice in West Seattle parks this summer:

Friday, July 26th – 7 pm – Camp Long
Sunday, July 28th – 7 pm – Lincoln Park

KING LEAR is ready to give up the throne and divvy up the kingdom among his three daughters. But Lear’s idea to hold a flattery-fest to determine which of the offspring gets the biggest and best chunk of land goes horribly awry. In addition to the scheming heiresses there are others at court intent on power-grabbing and double-crossing. Mix in bit of insanity, and you’ve got trouble. Find out who picks up the pieces in Shakespeare’s tragic tale of palace intrigue.

Directed by Erin Day

CAST:
Meredith Armstrong–Goneril
Vince Brady–Lear
Anthony Duckett–Cornwall
Ashley Flannegan Russell–Cordelia
Sam Hagen–Fool
Steve Scheide–Edmond
Johnny Patchamatla–Kent
Eli Simons–Albany
Brendan Toner–Oswald
Gianni Truzzi–Glouster
Nicole Vernon–Regan
Daniel Wood–Edgar

CREW:
Elizabeth Powers–Costume Designer
Max Pagel–Technical Director
Laura Garcia–Prop Designer
Ryan Spickard–Fight Choreographer
Liam Enns–House Manager

The Acrobatic Conundrum presents ‘The Way Out’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Eight strangers find themselves in a room with no exit. They are isolated from the world in a bunker where supplies are scarce. In the absence of enough, the new arrivals see themselves in a different light: vindictive and kind, desperate and hopeful. With no allies but each other, 8 disparate personalities vie for survival, connection, and a way out.

“The Way Out” is 90 minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics, aerial, theater and dance. It is a truly contemporary form of storytelling, using the raw physicality of the performers, video projection, the choreography of Elizabeth Rose and artistic direction of Terry Crane. “The Way Out” spotlights a small company of 8 acrobats with their hearts on their sleeves and their calluses worn smooth.

July 11 – July 27
Thursdays: doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays: doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA)

Tickets available: http://www.strangertickets.com/go/thewayout
$20 online; $25 at door (while supplies last)

Featuring performances by:
Tanya Brno, Marta Brown, Arne Bystrom, Emma Curtiss, Joselynn Engstrom, Tyler Ferraro, Elizabeth Rose, Jonathan Rose

About The Acrobatic Conundrum:
The Acrobatic Conundrum is a contemporary circus company from Seattle, Washington, founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom. The Conundrum presents original, extraordinary circus acts alongside moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration.

Jul
27
Sat
Admiralty House Antiques Liquidation
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

After 45+ years the Admiralty House Antiques in West Seattle is shutting its doors and has hired Foss Estate Sales to liquidate the inventory and all the store fixtures. Admiralty House Antiques Liquidation takes place on:

Friday July 26, 2013 from 8 am until 4 pm
Saturday July 27, 2013 from 9 am until 4 pm
Sunday July 28, 2013 from 9 am until 4 pm

See more at: http://fossestatesales.com/admiralty-house-antiques-liquidation/

Log House Museum summer hours
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Jacob Acosta performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Roll Acosta performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Saturday, July 27th, 6 pm–8 pm. More info from C & P:

Jacob Acosta is doing his 4th tour up the west coast. He has worked with John Vanderslice, been featured on NPR, been a featured artist on Zia Records, and has performed consecutively in Phoenix and Tucson Pride Festivals. Jacob Acosta has just finished recording his newest project ‘Chants of Diplomacy’, and will be promoting it for this 2013 West Coast Tour.

The Acrobatic Conundrum presents ‘The Way Out’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Eight strangers find themselves in a room with no exit. They are isolated from the world in a bunker where supplies are scarce. In the absence of enough, the new arrivals see themselves in a different light: vindictive and kind, desperate and hopeful. With no allies but each other, 8 disparate personalities vie for survival, connection, and a way out.

“The Way Out” is 90 minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics, aerial, theater and dance. It is a truly contemporary form of storytelling, using the raw physicality of the performers, video projection, the choreography of Elizabeth Rose and artistic direction of Terry Crane. “The Way Out” spotlights a small company of 8 acrobats with their hearts on their sleeves and their calluses worn smooth.

July 11 – July 27
Thursdays: doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays: doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA)

Tickets available: http://www.strangertickets.com/go/thewayout
$20 online; $25 at door (while supplies last)

Featuring performances by:
Tanya Brno, Marta Brown, Arne Bystrom, Emma Curtiss, Joselynn Engstrom, Tyler Ferraro, Elizabeth Rose, Jonathan Rose

About The Acrobatic Conundrum:
The Acrobatic Conundrum is a contemporary circus company from Seattle, Washington, founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom. The Conundrum presents original, extraordinary circus acts alongside moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration.

Jul
28
Sun
Photography Workshop at the Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Jul 28 @ 5:30 am – 9:30 am

It’s the third annual photography workshop led by Ray Pfortner of Vashon Island. If you love photography, have any digital camera, and enjoy capturing images of
nature and unusual architecture … this summer 2013 workshop is for you!

• Improve your camera handling and composition skills.
• Share the results of your shooting for in-class and online critiques.
• Early morning and evening sessions to capture the garden under a crescent moon.
• Be part of a juried show at the Garden this fall; learn about framing and pricing.

Seattle Chinese Garden
July 26 and 28
Friday, 6–10 pm
Sunday, 5:30–9:30 am & 5:30–9:30 pm

August 9 and 11
Friday, 6–10 pm
Sunday, 5:30–9:30 am & 5:30–9:30 pm

Ray Pfortner is an educator and professional photographer whose work focuses on nature, landscapes, environmental issues, and gardens, especially Asian gardens. He teaches workshops in partnership with colleges, art centers, artist stores, and organizations regionally and
nationally. Ray has a special interest in coaching new talent. To learn more about Ray and his work: RayPfortner.com

For questions about the workshop:
raypfortner@gmail.com

Tuition: $220 for Garden members, $260 for nonmembers, plus $20 materials fee

Participants:
Limited to 16; minimum age is 14

To Register:
Contact the Garden at 206-934-5219 or info@seattlechinesegarden.org

The Seattle Chinese Garden is in West Seattle at the north end of the campus of
South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW. seattlechinesegarden.org

“Knock Out” Salty’s Brunch with MMA Fighters @ Salty’s on Alki Seafood Restaurant
Jul 28 @ 8:45 am – 1:30 pm

What do MMA fighters and Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) have in common? Seattle is a Raving Fan of both! Salty’s will host MMA fighters at Sunday brunch, the day after the sold-out title defense on Saturday, July 27. You’re invited to come throw down over one-hundred brunch favorites and meet the fighters on Sunday, July 28.

Floridian Randy Harris of WTAN “Knockout Radio” will be broadcasting live from Salty’s on Alki’s Seattle waterfront-view sunshine decks on Friday, July 26, from 11:00 a.m. to noon. He’s visiting to promote the weekend escapades beginning with the weigh-in that afternoon, the sold out “fight night” event Saturday at Key Arena, and lastly, Sunday morning’s knock-out brunch at Salty’s. “Talking Sports with Randy Harris” follows MMA fighters all over the nation for up-close and personal coverage. You’re invited to join Randy on Salty’s deck Friday for a lunch, a nibble and a cocktail.

On Sunday, the day after “fight night,” Salty’s on Alki will host the fighters for our world-famous Sunday Brunch, July 28th, 8:45 am-1:30 pm. You’re invited to get up close and personal, meet, greet, eat and repeat and then throw down over one-hundred brunch favorites with the fighters. We’re almost sure they’ll last for more than one round.

See our fabulous menus featuring Northwest seafood, Certified Angus Beef All-Natural steaks, burgers, hot dogs, summertime cocktails and more here and check out our brunch menu here.

Then make reservations online or call 206-937-1600 today for brunch or lunch reservations.

Admiralty House Antiques Liquidation
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

After 45+ years the Admiralty House Antiques in West Seattle is shutting its doors and has hired Foss Estate Sales to liquidate the inventory and all the store fixtures. Admiralty House Antiques Liquidation takes place on:

Friday July 26, 2013 from 8 am until 4 pm
Saturday July 27, 2013 from 9 am until 4 pm
Sunday July 28, 2013 from 9 am until 4 pm

See more at: http://fossestatesales.com/admiralty-house-antiques-liquidation/

Colossal Coaster World @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Jul 28 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

From Caleb Valdovinos, KidZone Ministries Pastor at Westwood Christian Assembly:

Starting Sunday, July 28th we are hosting Colossal Coaster World (VBS 2013) from 9:45am to 12:15pm through every Sunday in August. Contact info is 206-763-0585, info@wcaseattle.org.

Westwood Christian Assembly is proud to present the 2013 VBS Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God! We want your children to join us for the fun and excitement! We’ll hear Bible stories, play games, and have fun snacks. At the park we will discover how to face our fears by trusting God. Each week kids will visit Tune Town, the Adrenaline Zone, the Global Expo, the Cotton Candy Café, and Scissors & Stuff Emporium.

Our VBS Team is eagerly awaiting to welcome your children to this free event. Please call Pastor Caleb at the telephone number listed below for more details! Colossal Coaster World offers something for kids K-5th Grade. Ask about our classes for babies to 5 year olds as well as adults!

Sundays starting July 28th @ 9:45AM

Doors open for check-in @ 9:30AM

Westwood Christian Assembly
9252 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-763-0585

WSU Extension Master Gardeners Plant Clinic @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Visit the WSU Extension Master Gardeners Plant Clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems. All information is research based and focused on environmentally friendly gardening practices.

Sundays* at the West Seattle Farmers Market, 10 am–1:45 pm.

* We will be there every Sunday through September 30, except for Labor Day weekend, July 4 weekend and May 5.

Master Gardeners are volunteer community educators cultivating plants, people and communities since 1973.

FREE Neighborhood Appreciation Ice Cream Social @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday July 28th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
FREE Neighborhood Appreciation Ice Cream Social
at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor)

Featuring delicious ice cream from Husky Ice Cream (Cream of the Town). Multiple flavors available and we also have sugar-free ice cream too! in West Seattle. ALL are welcome!

Here is our website, or find us on Facebook:
http://www.tibbettsumchurch.org/
https://www.facebook.com/TibbettsUMChurch

Log House Museum summer hours
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Brita Rae Borough performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brita Rae Borough performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Sunday, July 28th, 3 pm–5 pm. More info from C & P:

Brita’s original songs sounds like a cross between Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, YES and Eric Clapton. Along with her advanced skills as a guitar player, Brita is an exceptional singer. A side musician for many years, Brita has decided to let her talents shine as a solo artist. Myspace.com/brborough

Greenstage presents ‘King Lear,’ 2nd WS performance @ Lincoln Park
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage! “King Lear” will be performed in Lincoln Park on Sunday, July 28th at 7 pm.

KING LEAR is ready to give up the throne and divvy up the kingdom among his three daughters. But Lear’s idea to hold a flattery-fest to determine which of the offspring gets the biggest and best chunk of land goes horribly awry. In addition to the scheming heiresses there are others at court intent on power-grabbing and double-crossing. Mix in bit of insanity, and you’ve got trouble. Find out who picks up the pieces in Shakespeare’s tragic tale of palace intrigue.

Directed by Erin Day

CAST:
Meredith Armstrong–Goneril
Vince Brady–Lear
Anthony Duckett–Cornwall
Ashley Flannegan Russell–Cordelia
Sam Hagen–Fool
Steve Scheide–Edmond
Johnny Patchamatla–Kent
Eli Simons–Albany
Brendan Toner–Oswald
Gianni Truzzi–Glouster
Nicole Vernon–Regan
Daniel Wood–Edgar

CREW:
Elizabeth Powers–Costume Designer
Max Pagel–Technical Director
Laura Garcia–Prop Designer
Ryan Spickard–Fight Choreographer
Liam Enns–House Manager

Pastor Dan and Joanne Jacobs’ farewell gathering @ WSCC Activity Center
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

To bid a fond farewell and to thank Pastor Dan and Joanne Jacobs for their 13 years of service, the West Seattle Christian Church is holding an “Open House Farewell Reception” from 3-5 pm on Sunday, July 28th in the WSCC Activity Center. Food will be provided. We would like invite anyone from the West Seattle community who knows and loves Dan and Joanne to stop by and wish them well.

Photography Workshop at the Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Jul 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s the third annual photography workshop led by Ray Pfortner of Vashon Island. If you love photography, have any digital camera, and enjoy capturing images of
nature and unusual architecture … this summer 2013 workshop is for you!

• Improve your camera handling and composition skills.
• Share the results of your shooting for in-class and online critiques.
• Early morning and evening sessions to capture the garden under a crescent moon.
• Be part of a juried show at the Garden this fall; learn about framing and pricing.

Seattle Chinese Garden
July 26 and 28
Friday, 6–10 pm
Sunday, 5:30–9:30 am & 5:30–9:30 pm

August 9 and 11
Friday, 6–10 pm
Sunday, 5:30–9:30 am & 5:30–9:30 pm

Ray Pfortner is an educator and professional photographer whose work focuses on nature, landscapes, environmental issues, and gardens, especially Asian gardens. He teaches workshops in partnership with colleges, art centers, artist stores, and organizations regionally and
nationally. Ray has a special interest in coaching new talent. To learn more about Ray and his work: RayPfortner.com

For questions about the workshop:
raypfortner@gmail.com

Tuition: $220 for Garden members, $260 for nonmembers, plus $20 materials fee

Participants:
Limited to 16; minimum age is 14

To Register:
Contact the Garden at 206-934-5219 or info@seattlechinesegarden.org

The Seattle Chinese Garden is in West Seattle at the north end of the campus of
South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW. seattlechinesegarden.org

Siren Song Wine Dinner @ The Cask West Seattle
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From The Cask West Seattle:

We’ll be hosting a wine dinner with Siren Song Wines on Sunday, July 28th! The dinner will include a four course dinner paired with wines from Siren Song Wines in West Seattle. The winemaker himself, Kevin Brown, will be present to talk about their wines. Stay tuned for more details.

Bar Chords Acoustic Night – Live performances benefit charity @ Feedback Lounge
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by for Bar Chords Acoustic Night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 8:00 pm, Sundays through July:

BAR CHORDS: AN INTIMATE ACOUSTIC MUSIC EXPERIENCE FOR CHARITY
8:00 PM SUNDAY: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 –
We’re excited to present a summer of Sunday acoustic live music performances, featuring some of Seattle’s finest rock musicians. Appearing are STAR ANNA, JEFF ANGELL, TY WILLMAN, TOM GUNN, NICK POLLOCK and many more, as well as a few more surprise artists TBA. The shows, which start at 8 PM every Sunday beginning June 30, are free with donations accepted to benefit Saving Great Animals.org, who match families and pets in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Come see this rare showcase!

Jul
29
Mon
Computer basics & open lab @ High Point Family Center
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neighborhood House facilitates a mobile computer lab at the High Point Family Center Mondays, 10 am to 12 pm.

Do you need to use a computer? Do you have computer questions? Would you like to type, search for jobs or connect with people online?

We are now open, so come one, come all.

Let’s Tour Seattle van trip for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Senior Center of West Seattle:

Let’s Tour Seattle Van trip on MONDAY, JULY 29 departs W.S. 3:00 pm for Fish Hatchery at Ballard Locks followed by Happy Hour at Chinook Restaurant. Reservations – 206-932-4044 ext. 1.

Jul
30
Tue
Recycled Tees @ High Point Library
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have a t-shirt that needs a makeover? Create a unique piece of art that you can wear! Bring in your shirt and make it over with supplies provided by the High Point Library on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 2–4 pm. For tweens and teens. Registration is required. Drop by the branch or call 206-684-7454.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Nature Stories and Games @ Lincoln Park (beach)
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nature Stories and Games
FREE Family Fun

Tuesdays at Lincoln Park (waterfront)
6:00 pm – July 23 & 30

Join us for an hour of tales and games to delight your senses and increase your connection with the natural world! Learn about our programs for 4-6 year olds in West Seattle! Experience a taste of wilderness in your own backyard!

More information at: www.vashonwildernessprogram.org

Can you dig it? @ Delridge Librarry
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Professional Zaniac Alex Zerbe takes you on a comical tour of famous archaeological sites to explore how past cultures entertained themselves. For ages 3 and up, at the Delridge Library on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 7–8 pm.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Jul
31
Wed
Circus 101 @ High Point Library
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Spend an hour learning the basics of juggling, balance, slapstick and clowning with teaching artists from Teatro ZinZanni. For ages 6-11, at the High Point Library Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 2–3 pm.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Job Seekers Club @ High Point Family Center
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesdays from 2–3 pm drop in at the High Point Family Center for tips and discussion.

Primary Campaign Week Rally for Ed Murray @ Alki Masonic Center
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Nils von Veh:

Final Primary Campaign Week Rally
to Support Alki Native Son Ed Murray
A Progressive “Can-Do” Mayoral Candidate for Seattle
Ed Murray for Mayor

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Alki Masonic Hall
No Cost to Attend

Please join Sen. Sharon Nelson, Rep. Eileen Cody & Tom Mitchell, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Rep. Joe McDermott, Nils von Veh, Virginia Anderson, Ken Bounds & Linda Gorton, Patricia McInturff & Hunter Handsfield, and Sarah Alexander & Bill Killien for a Final Week Primary Rally in Support of Alki Native and 34th District Democrats Sole Endorsed Candidate for Seattle Mayor
Ed Murray!

I am pretty certain that there has rarely been such a crucially important local primary election that has had so many people so bewildered and confused about who the candidates are and where the many myriad candidates actually stand on the issues that are important to them. There are so many important and pressing issues facing the city of Seattle that really need to be proactively addressed in a thoughtful smart way to keep our city moving forward positively.

One thing that is crystal clear: currently Mike McGinn’s negative rating appears to be registering even lower than Greg Nickels was in 2009. Because of the low turnout that is expected in this mid-summer election, this is one time where you can get involved in an election and really make a difference.

It is almost certain that whoever faces incumbent McGinn in the general election is likely to be our next mayor. YOUR VOTE IN THE PRIMARY FOR ED MURRAY IS YOUR GREATEST OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE FUTURE OF SEATTLE.

I have been following this race closely since the spring. After the surprising events that unfolded in the 2009 campaign, I felt that this time around it was important that I know as much as I could about who might be the best candidate to possibly face Mike McGinn in the general election. After consulting with a large number of friends who are very knowledgeable about the local political scene (ok- I will call at least some of them “policy wonks”), I have come to believe very strongly that Ed Murray is the best candidate to face Mike McGinn or anybody else in this crowded field who might advance through the primary to the general election.

What I have heard over and over again as I have talked to people is that Ed Murray is a someone who gets big things done, that he is thoughtful, deliberate, skillful in planning and in recruiting allies from all sides of the political spectrum. There is a very serious danger that with so many people running against incumbent McGinn that a vote cast for any candidate who is less than stellar will offset Ed Murray’s chances of a primary win and we would once again inexplicably and tragically end up with a decision between “worse” and “worst”.

The biggest news in the past week is the endorsement of the Seattle Times. The text of their editorial endorsement does a great job of giving you a lot more insight and perspective on why it is that Ed Murray is the best person to support for Mayor. Editorial: The Times recommends Ed Murray as the clear choice for mayor of Seattle.

Please join me the evening of Wednesday, July 31st to celebrate and help support Ed Murray’s campaign in the final week of the primary. And if you can’t join me — please do what you can donation-wise and talk to your friends and neighbors about Ed Murray.

Time is of the essence — you are strongly encouraged to forward this invitation on to anybody who you think might possibly attend the event on Wednesday, July 31st and/ or someone who can’t attend the event but who might be a potential donor to Ed Murray’s campaign. I am also looking for friends who might want to be listed with me as a co-sponsor of this event in the more official event flyer that gets produced in the very near future. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in being listed with me or if you can volunteer to help me with the event itself on the night of the 31sr. (Being a co-sponsor has no financial obligation, it is simply a public statement of support for Ed Murray’s candidacy.)

There are many more news items and links at the Ed Murray campaign weblink below. You can find who has endorsed Ed Murray, donate to the campaign and all of the latest news at:
http://murray4mayor.com/

Hoping for all of our sakes that this time the best man wins in the primary!

Aug
1
Thu
Log House Museum summer hours
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

West Seattle Tool Library ‘Fixer’s Collective’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s ‘Fixer’s Collective” time at the West Seattle Tool Library! FREE expert advice on the your projects is available! Come learn, be inspired, and get great advice from our cadre of experts! First Thursday of the month, 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

In the broadest sense, a Fixers’ Collective is a group of folks who love to fix and mend things, which could be any old thing from broken blenders to ripped sweaters to antique dentist drills. Take it apart, put it back together, figure out how it works, refuse to throw it away, and get to know others who do the same! What the collective works on depends entirely on who shows up but you can be rest assured that there will be plenty of creativity involved. Adding to this fun, The Tool Library also brings together some experienced DIY coaches who are willing to answer any questions that you may have on your current projects, future plans, or anything else you liked to discuss. Our coaches have expertise in a variety of areas, including solar power, water harvesting, green architecture & building, permaculture, and urban gardening.

These open and informal community meetups offer an opportunity to bounce project ideas off fellow DIYers and maybe receive some advice in the process, if you like. It’s also a great time to show off what you’ve been working on.From small little blenders to entire home renovations, these meetups offer you a chance to explore all of sorts of DIY fixes!

Free class: Powerful Tools for Caregivers @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A Class for Family Caregivers:

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Every Thursday starting July 11 – August 15, 2013
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.

This class series meets once a week for 6 weeks at Providence Mount St. Vincent. Class size is limited, and registration is required – please register by July 1st.

No cost to attend, donations are accepted to cover the cost of class materials (suggested donation of $30).

Have questions or want to register?

Call Kristine Kumangai at 206-937-3702 ext. 28345 or kristine.kumangai@providence.org

www.providence.org/themount

Aug
2
Fri
Log House Museum summer hours
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Teen Space presents: Circus 101 @ West Seattle (Southwest) Library
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need a space to be creative and have fun this spring break? Come to Teen Space at West Seattle’s Southwest Library. Teatro ZinZanni Circus Arts will teach juggling and balance. For ages 12-18.

Spend an hour learning the basics of juggling, balance, slapstick, clowning and improvisation with teaching artists from Teatro ZinZanni. Discover storytelling through circus arts — no experience necessary! During the second hour we will have snacks, games, music and art supplies.

Teen Space at the Southwest Branch is a time set aside just for teens ages 12-18 to meet up and hang out. Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the library? Come alone or bring your friends — then make new friends!

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Friday, August 2, 2013, 2–4 pm

Alki Beach Creep DB Downhill pre-race party/ride! @ The Chelan Café
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

From the Alki Beach Creeps Facebook page:

Come ride with us to The 17th Annual Dead Baby Downhill.
On Friday August 2nd, 2013 we plan on meeting at The Chelan Cafe’s Ebb Tide Room at 4:00 pm and departing for the race at 4:30 pm. From there we’ll ride to Beacon Hill for the pre-race party and gathering.

Enema Of The State, Alive She Cried perform @ The Benbow Room
Aug 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Enema Of The State, and Alive She Cried perform live at The Benbow Room on Friday, August 2nd, 9:00 pm to midnight.

Aug
3
Sat
“Sentinels of the Sound” Beach Cleanup @ Alki Beach
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Sentinels of the Sound” beach cleanup in honor of seal pup Sandy

Make a difference and join us to remove litter from Alki Beach on Saturday, August 3rd. Seal Sitters’ Year of the Seal: Sentinels of the Sound project is intended to raise awareness of the impact that humans have on our fragile marine ecosystem (to follow progress of our YOS project on blubberblog, click here).

Harbor Seals (who do not migrate and are year-round residents) and orcas, both animals at the top of the food chain, are especially hard hit by pollutants from storm runoff and microplastics which are stored in their blubber. A 2005 study showed that harbor seals of South Puget Sound were 7 times more contaminated with PCBs than those of Canada’s Georgia Strait. The orcas of Puget Sound are the most contaminated marine mammals in the world.

All marine life is endangered by marine debris and pollution. Many, many thousands of marine animals and sea birds die each year from derelict fishing gear, marine debris and pollution. They are entangled and drowned by nets and gear. Strangled and contaminated by plastics.

This year’s beach cleanup events will once again be in honor of seal pup Sandy who was rescued from a West Seattle beach in August of 2011, rehabilitated at PAWS Wildlife Center, and then released back to the wild in January of 2012. Sandy was fitted with a satellite tag (glued to her fur which would be shed when she molted) to monitor her success in the wild and provide valuable data to biologists about foraging patterns of rehabilitated seals. Sixty-six days later, Sandy was found dead, entangled in derelict fishing line off the Edmonds Pier. Read more about Sandy.

Sandy has truly put a face on pollution. Trash on the beach becomes treacherous in the water. You can make a difference! Help keep our beaches clean and our wildlife safe. We would also like to honor the memory of the Arroyos gray whale who stranded and died in 2010. The necropsy revealed that there was no food in the thin juvenile male’s stomach – only human trash.

Seal Sitters, along with co-sponsors Alki Community Council and Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, will hold a cleanup of West Seattle’s Alki Beach on Saturday, August 3rd from 9 am to noon. We will assemble at Alki’s Statue of Liberty Plaza (62st Ave SW and Alki Ave SW). Please RSVP (sealsitters@me.com) for this event so we have enough bags and equipment on hand.

Log House Museum summer hours
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

“Music Without a Net” performs @ Kenyon Hall
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, August 3rd, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:

“Music Without a Net”
Ragtime pianist David Parker has assembled an eclectic cast of characters to begin the month. Pianist Katie Schwartz, bass Chris Owen, and guitarists Greg Albert and Thaddeus Spae will raise the roof in an evening of unbridled musical mayhem, with originals, traditionals, and hot jazz.

Reserved table seats are $14. Row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle & high school students are $5. Pre-school children are free.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

Shubzilla performs @ The Benbow Room
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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Aug
4
Sun
Colossal Coaster World @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Aug 4 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

From Caleb Valdovinos, KidZone Ministries Pastor at Westwood Christian Assembly:

Starting Sunday, July 28th we are hosting Colossal Coaster World (VBS 2013) from 9:45am to 12:15pm through every Sunday in August. Contact info is 206-763-0585, info@wcaseattle.org.

Westwood Christian Assembly is proud to present the 2013 VBS Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God! We want your children to join us for the fun and excitement! We’ll hear Bible stories, play games, and have fun snacks. At the park we will discover how to face our fears by trusting God. Each week kids will visit Tune Town, the Adrenaline Zone, the Global Expo, the Cotton Candy Café, and Scissors & Stuff Emporium.

Our VBS Team is eagerly awaiting to welcome your children to this free event. Please call Pastor Caleb at the telephone number listed below for more details! Colossal Coaster World offers something for kids K-5th Grade. Ask about our classes for babies to 5 year olds as well as adults!

Sundays starting July 28th @ 9:45AM

Doors open for check-in @ 9:30AM

Westwood Christian Assembly
9252 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-763-0585

Fitness and nutrition demo & classes @ EQ Fitness
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us this Sunday August 4th outside of EQ Fitness for special West Seattle Farmers Market fitness and nutrition classes.

Presented by equilibrium fitness and Thrive Nutrition for Mind and Body. We will take you on a journey that will kick-start your good health plan.

Thomas will be showing you how to use our TRX equipment that uses your own body as a workout tool. Look for his presentations on the hour at 10 am, 11 am, 12 Noon, 1 pm and 2 pm.

Janice will giving 30 minute classes on how to use your farmers market food to create a better and healthier lifestyle through nutrition. Her classes are 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.

Come join us! FREE.

WSU Extension Master Gardeners Plant Clinic @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Visit the WSU Extension Master Gardeners Plant Clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems. All information is research based and focused on environmentally friendly gardening practices.

Sundays* at the West Seattle Farmers Market, 10 am–1:45 pm.

* We will be there every Sunday through September 30, except for Labor Day weekend, July 4 weekend and May 5.

Master Gardeners are volunteer community educators cultivating plants, people and communities since 1973.

Yoga and art at Camp Long
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Yoga and art at Camp Long, main field
August 4th and August 18th from 10 am-12 pm

$5 suggested donation for yoga teacher, and Susan G Komen breast cancer

Please bring yoga matt and any art supplies or writing material for the 2nd hour of the session.

Log House Museum summer hours
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer hours for the Log House Museum are Thursdays-Sundays noon-4 pm.

Enjoy the exhibition celebrating the Alki Lighthouse’s centennial celebration, featuring artifacts, rare photos, memorabilia and artwork, all focused on telling the store of the lighthouse. The expanded lighthouse exhibit will run through early September, with new items added in coming weeks. “We are calling it a centennial summer.” — Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Zombie Plowboy performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Zombie Plowboy performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Sunday, August 4th, 3 pm–5 pm. More info from C & P:

Zombie Plowboy an acoustic duo from FT Worth, TX

Aug
5
Mon
Junction True Value’s 60th anniversary celebration
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Junction True Value’s 60th anniversary as a family-owned and -operated hardware store August 5th through 11th, at 4747 44th Avenue SW in West Seattle.

August 5 – August 9
Daily Merchandise & Gift Card Drawings

Sat. August 10th
Hourly Drawings
Free Balloons
Free Face Painting
Free Popcorn
Hot Dog & Drinks served by the Lions Club from 10 am – 3 pm at ’60s Pricing
Vendor Demonstrations

Sunday August 11th
Drawings for Merchandise & Gift Cards
Free Popcorn
Free Balloons
Grand Prize Drawing for Weber Gas Grill

Enter facebook contest for chance to win $100 Junction True Value Gift
Card. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Junction-True-Value/146600858686176

junctiontruevalue.com
4747 44th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
206-932-0450

Computer basics & open lab @ High Point Family Center
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neighborhood House facilitates a mobile computer lab at the High Point Family Center Mondays, 10 am to 12 pm.

Do you need to use a computer? Do you have computer questions? Would you like to type, search for jobs or connect with people online?

We are now open, so come one, come all.

STEM PTA/community meeting @ K5 STEM at Boren
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

As Seattle Public Schools prepares to finalize decisions in the fall about boundaries as well as the future of campuses including reopening-next-year Fairmount Park Elementary and vacating-in-2016 Schmitz Park Elementary, West Seattle’s newest public school finds its own future in the eye of the storm, and has announced proposals to solve much of the puzzle, as reported and discussed here last week. Tonight, a special PTA/community meeting is planned to discuss those proposals and strategize advocacy for them. 6:30 pm at the Boren gym. (5950 Delridge Way SW)

Walking Papers perform @ Easy Street Records
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

See Walking Papers perform live at Easy Street Records on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm:

Walking Papers – Duff McKagan, Jeff Angell, Barrett Martin & Benjamin Anderson – are set to bring the rock to Easy Street on Monday, August 5, at 7pm! They’re here to celebrate the release of their debut full-length on Loud & Proud Records, and you bet you can grab an early copy at the show!

Free and all ages!

Watch Walking Papers perform “The Whole World’s Watching” live!