The Discovery Shop is doing some spring cleaning and is going to be closed for a few days to update fixtures, repaint, and move racks and merchandise around in the store. They will be closed on Sunday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 2.
They will reopen on Wednesday, June 3 with their new look, but the mission remains the same: to generate funds for the American Cancer Society. Discovery Shop will still offer quality resale items, friendly customer service and a shared, caring community of hope.
Stop in on and after June 3rd to check out the refreshed space and to hunt for some great finds. Also make sure to check out their ongoing specials:
Monday – Active Military and Veterans receive 20% off their purchase. ID required.
Tuesday – Seniors age 55+ receive 20% off.
Saturday – 20% off for HS students with school ID.
Sunday – 40% off all men’s wear.
On your actual birthday receive 20% off your purchase of regular priced items.
Discovery Shop Store Closure
Sunday, May 31 to Tuesday, June 2 / Reopening on Wednesday, June 3rd /
The West Seattle Farmers Market is growing, and this time they are taking it to the streets! The Farmers Market is moving to its new home on California Avenue, between Alaska and Oregon Streets in The Junction starting Sunday, June 14th. This move will allow for more room and an improved layout, while also creating the opportunity to interact more with our local businesses and community. The June 14th market will kick off this exciting change with some special opening day celebrations, of which we will have more details to share soon.
Also, as a heads up, there will be no parking on California between Alaska and Oregon from 7am-4pm on Sunday, June 14. Any cars parked on California during that time period will be towed, so make sure to plan ahead if you’ll be out late in The Junction on Saturday night and plan to leave your car.
There will also be ample signage during the one-block street closure to direct traffic around The Junction. This should help make the transition smoother for pedestrians and drivers alike.
Emerald Water Anglers is taking their Guide Cook-Off to a new level. Join them at Lincoln Park on Saturday, May 30th for this 7th annual event to test some fun products, learn some new skills, and of course–eat some good food.
They have arranged for the Winston, Scott, Hardy, Echo, Patagonia, Bauer, and Nautilus sales reps to all be on hand with the full array of products for people to test cast with. The pro staff and FFF certified casting instructors will also be on hand to provide free casting instruction to anyone who would like to hone their skills a bit before the summer really kicks in.
They will also have a line up of the Epic Glass rods from New Zealand on hand to test cast as well.
The cook-off, for those who haven’t been to it before, features the Emerald Water Anglers staff competing against each other for the best shore lunch they can whip up. They can spend $40 and have 30 minutes to make enough for 3 people. Plates will be judged by a panel of food experts as well as the attending crowd.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to the Emerald Water Anglers Store by calling (206) 708-7250 or by emailing them at .
Fly Fest Demo Day and 7th Annual Guide Cook-off with Emerald Water Anglers
This event is FREE, all ages, and open to the public!
The fun doesn’t stop after the broadcast is over: KEXP’s DJs plan to take over the neighborhood, spinning at various venues around West Seattle – plus two great nighttime concerts!
KEXP Hood to Hood Event
Noon to 6:00 PM
1:00 PM: Live set by John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats
3:00 PM: Live set by Miami Horror
4:10 PM: Live set by Telekinesis (Acoustic)
5:30 PM: Live set by Hop Along
KEXP DJs Take Over West Seattle
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Featuring KEXP specialty DJs spinning at various venues throughout West Seattle.
KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 1
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Featuring: SISTERS, Fauna Shade, and Bod
KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 2
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Bands and cover to be determined
The West Seattle Junction Association, Windermere-West Seattle and West Seattle Computers are once again teaming up to bring you free shredding and electronic recycling services on Saturday, May 30. Please bring your old statements or other sensitive documents to be professionally destroyed on site. You can even watch your documents being cross-shredded via the viewing monitor. For a list of items that can be e-Cycled, please click here.
Only 2 more Rainbow Bingo’s until the summer break….
Friday, May 29th – Beach Blanket Bingo
Friday, June 26th – Viva Las Vegas Baby!
Join the Senior Center of West Seattle for an evening of fun, food, and prizes! Doors open at 6:00pm with Bingo starting at 7:00pm. These popular events usually sell out fast, so make sure to register online now at www.sc-ws.org.
After these last two events, Rainbow Bingo will be taking a break over the summer and will return in September. Don’t miss out!
From May 7th to June 27th, ArtsWest Gallery presents The Moon is Free, a group show featuring five artists exploring the internal logic of abstract painting. The artists include Lydia Bassis, Sue Danielson, Ken DeRoux, Koji Kubota and Junko Yamamoto. There will be a reception and artist talks on Thursday, June 11th from 6-9pm.
“What appeals to me, but can also frustrate me, is the central difficulty of abstraction: that while there may not be any “rules,” each painting develops its own internal logic, which cannot be known when the process begins.”
For high school students interested in the Ensemble Generated Theater Project, “an intensive theater program…[where] students will collaborate to create an original production from scratch”, make sure to register as soon as possible. Auditions are being held now for positions in this program. Check out the ArtsWest website for more info. To register email or call 206.938.0963.
The recent earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th has been devastating to the country, killing thousands of people and leaving millions homeless. Currently there are 8 million homes to be rebuilt along with 800 schools. Many of these homes are located in rural areas that have yet to receive aid, and with the country’s monsoon season quickly approaching, the need for speedy relief is top priority.
Two local, West Seattle businesses are organizing fundraisers and events to help provide disaster relief to Nepal:
C&P Coffee Company (5612 California AV SW) is hosting a Silent Auction and Fundraising Party on Sunday, May 24th from 3-7pm. Money raised from the event will support ‘Changing Lives Nepal’, an entirely volunteer run nonprofit organization with local connections.
When the earthquake hit, ‘Changing Lives Nepal’ founder, Deana Zabaldo, and assistant leader, Stewart Wolfe, (a West Seattle resident), were guiding their team to Everest Base Camp for a West Seattle based company, Mountain Madness. Fortunately no one on their team was harmed during the earthquake, and now ‘Changing Lives Nepal’ is currently involved in the rebuilding and reconstruction of the homes and schools that need attention.
Come spend the evening with C&P, as they do their part to help make a difference. The auction items are rolling in from business such as Mountain to Sound Outfitters, Thunder Road Guitars, Alki Bike and Board, West Side Music Academy, 8 Bit Arcade, original art work, and so much more! There will be live music, beer and wine, and some surprises!
Contact Jilyan with questions, donations, or if you would like to volunteer:
From May 4th- 10th, 8 Limbs Yoga Centers (4546 1/2 California Ave SW) will be donating $1 per person per drop-in class to the Mercy Corps Nepal Earthquake Response Fund. Mercy Corps is on the ground responding to this tragic disaster. Donations to this fund will be used to deliver lifesaving relief to survivors and provide the resources families and communities need to rebuild in Nepal.
8 Limbs will also be placing collection boxes at the front desks of their studios for any students who would like to make a contribution to the Nepal Earthquake Response Fund as well. Checks should be made payable to Mercy Corps.
Nepal Earthquake Relief in West Seattle
May 4th-10th @ 8 Limbs Yoga Centers / May 24th @ C&P Coffee Company
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th. If you’re in need of a special gift or a fun outing idea for the mom or moms in your life, never fear! The Junction has you covered. Come visit the following Junction restaurants, shops, and community destinations to take advantage of some great deals and fun events while showing your favorite mom just how special she is:
Nurturing Expressions (4746 44th Ave SW) is having a Mother’s Day Sale on Saturday May 9th. They will be offering 10% off Coobie Bras, 20% off Babytime by Episencial products, and 10% off Dr. Browns Teethers.
Currently The Discovery Shop (4535 California Ave SW) is featuring its annual Mother’s Day Teacup Sale. These make great hostess gifts or a special present for mom. They come filled with tea and treats to enjoy along with the beautiful china cup and saucer. The Discovery Shop is also staffed 100% by volunteers, with all sales benefiting the American Cancer Society.
The Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon St.) is planning a Mother’s Day Luncheon and Prettiest Bonnet Contest on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:30am. It’s open to everyone and reservations are encouraged. Call 932-4044 (ext. 1) to get yours. Suggested donation: $6 for SCWS Members, $10 for non members.
The West Seattle Farmer’s Market will also be celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday during their regular hours, 10am-2pm. One of the participating farmers will be giving out plant starts to the first 100 mothers who stop by the market that morning!
The West Seattle Junction Association is again offering the FREE Community Tent at West Seattle Summer Fest – July 10, 11, and 12. The purpose of this area at Summer Fest is to allow our small neighborhood non-profits and community groups easy access to the event and their community – free of charge!
We are now accepting requests for space from West Seattle non-profits and community groups. We will select groups who strive to benefit, strengthen, and educate our community.
Here are the Community Tent details:
The Community Tent will be located on Alaska St, east of California. Tent, tables, and chairs will be provided. Participants are encouraged to set up their table & area with displays which reflect their mission and contributions to the West Seattle Community. Please feel free to bring props, brochures and such, which will entice folks to stop and chat with you about your organization. NO SALES PLEASE.
Shift changes will be a little cozy, so we’ll all have a chance to get friendly and help each other out, if needed.
Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Community Tent Shifts:
Friday/Saturday: 4-hour slots
10 am – 2 pm
2 pm – 6 pm
Sunday: 3-hour slots
11 am – 2 pm
2 pm – 5 pm
If your neighborhood non-profit or community group is interested in being a part of the Summer Fest Community Tent, please e-mail Jenelle, Marketing and Office Manager at the West Seattle Junction Association by June 27th at .