West Seattle Blog… | WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: 26 notes!

An epic Saturday has arrived. It can be difficult to find a spot on the beach on your own, like the little creature in David Dimmit’s photo. Our list of what’s happening spans the entire peninsula – here are the WSB highlights West Seattle Events Calendar and inbox:

ROAD WORK ALERTS: SDOT will be working on the curb ramps at the Dumar/Orchard Street intersection and states, “This work will include pouring concrete and paving the road in front of the curb ramp.” Also, WSDOT continues south on I-5 lane closures for expansion joint work.

FREE PRENATAL TRAINING: Waiting? You are invited to a free FIT4BABY prenatal fitness class followed by a Q&A with a physiotherapist, 9 a.m. to Alki Statue of Liberty (61st/Alki).

QIGONG AND MEDITATION IN THE PARK: 9:30 a.m. in the north Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), explained in our timetable listing. By donation (raising funds for Puget Soundkeeper Alliance).

DANCE-A-THON FOR SOLES4SOULS: Also a fundraiser – 10 a.m. to Studio Move2Center (3618 SW Alaska) – or online! – enjoy free dance training for your donation to the global non-profit association Soles4Souls.

SOUTH DELRIDGE FARMERS MARKET: Bi-monthly market focusing on food grown and made by BIPOC farmers and entrepreneurs, 10am-2pm at academy of hope (9421 18th SW).

ADMIRAL’S LANE CLEANING: 10 a.m., meet at Belvidere Park (3600 SW Admiral Way) and participate in a community cleanup.

ALKI BEACH CLEANING: 10 a.m. meet at Alki Bathhouse to participate in this beach cleanup sponsored by Corona, United by Blue and Oceanic Global.

FREE SHREDDING AND FOOD COLLECTION: 10am-1pm in the alley behind 3727 California SW, Motion Mortgage invites you to bring your tear-offs as well as a donation of non-perishable food.

LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT: West Seattle Little LeagueBaseball and softball stars begin the competition with the 12s Baseball Tournament that WSLL hosts in S-bar (64th and Admiral), first parts at 10 a.m., reception of the public.

MORNING MUSIC: Marco de Carvalho and his friends, 10:30 a.m.-noon at C&P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

WHITE CENTER TASTE: 11am-4pm, visit the restaurants of the White Center and help the White Center Food Bank by purchasing $5 tickets, each of which nets you a special food or drink at participating establishments – details in our calendar listing, including where to get your ticket(s).

(added) FREE PIZZAS: Thanks to Susan for the tip – Pagliacci in The Junction is one of the participating locations for the free slots from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FIELD DAY: Starting at 11 a.m., local radio amateurs welcome you to their 24-hour “open house” in the North Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) – see our overview for more information; this link has the calendar for conferences/information sessions,

THE PADDING POOL SEASON STARTS: The first municipal park wading pool to open for the season is located in the upper part of the center Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), noon-7 p.m. daily until Labor Day (weather permitting).

COLMAN POOL 7 DAYS A WEEK SEASON BEGINS: From today until Labor Day, it’s daily operations (except for a few swim dates in July) for the outdoor pool on the Lincoln Park shore (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), noon to 7 p.m.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors from noon to 3 p.m. as listed here. (2234 SW Orchard)

WOODEN HOUSE MUSEUM: The Seattle Southwest Historical Society The museum is open on Alki, and you can visit it from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (61st/Stevens)

LANDING OF THE SEAFAIR PIRATES: Meet at Alki Beach (usually around the Bathhouse, 60th/Alki) to welcome the ambassadors of summer shenanigans. The landing – “reduced” compared to the festival events of years past – is scheduled for around 1 to 1:30 p.m., but this time is always approximate.

HIGHLAND PARKS IMPROVEMENT CLUB RESET FESTIVAL: On the occasion of the first anniversary of the fire which ravaged Highland Park Improvement Clubof the building, HPIC invites you nearby Riverview Playground (7226 12th SW) as they look down the road (literally and figuratively) to a new building. Music, food trucks, beer garden… and we recommend being there at 2 p.m. sharp for the “famous musicians” who start the performances.

WEST SEATTLE ACTION ACTIVISM SHOW: 3 p.m. to C&P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), representatives from more than 10 activist groups explain how you can make a difference.

BARTON P-PATCH PIZZA NIGHT: 4 p.m.-7 p.m., enjoy artisanal wood-fired pizzas and music in the community garden at 34/Barton,

DUBSEA FISH FICKERS: To see the DubSea Fish Fingers at 6:05 p.m. against the Northwest Honkers, Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd) – ticket information here.

LISA CRAZE & GUY NELSON: Singer and guitarist perform at C&P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7-9 p.m. No cover.

THE GO JANES WITH TANTMAMA: Songs and stories at 7.30 p.m. Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW) – our calendar listing has information on how to reserve your spot.

PRIDE DRAG SHOW AT THE ADMIRAL PUB: Celebrate Pride with Dolly Madison9 p.m. to Admiral Pub (2306 California S).

PRIDE DRAG SHOW AT THE BOX BAR: “out of the box“, 10 p.m. to box bar (5401 California SW), suggested donation of $10.

Anything to add, for today/tonight or beyond? E-mail westseattleblog@gmail.com – Thanks!


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