Celebrating Seattle Pride Fest

Seattle Pride FestSeattle Pride Fest, June 23rd – 28th, is going on now! Some of our Junction businesses are also joining in with the city-wide festivities this week and offering some fun treats and deals:

This weekend, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California Ave SW) will be offering a special drink. It’s going to be a flavorful raspberry, orange peel and blueberry mocha, but Hotwire needs help picking the perfect name. Visit them on Facebook to weigh-in with your ideas, and make sure to stop by this weekend to enjoy this special drink in honor of Pride Fest. UPDATE: The results are in and they are calling it the “Share Bear Latte”.

 

Cupcake Royale Pride Week

Cupcake Royale (4556 California Ave SW) will be offering their ever-popular “The Gay” Cupcake along with their mini Rainbow Gaybies to celebrate Pride Fest. Also just for the month of June, you can sample their new ice cream flavor, “The Gay”, which features rainbow sprinkles. Cupcake Royale also has a great assortment of Pride merchandise for sale, like fun rainbow tees and adorable onesies.


Announcing 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies!

2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies

We are excited to announce the full line-up for 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies! Our summer season of films begins the weekend after Summer Fest (Saturday, July 18th). We will be showing a new movie each Saturday for 6 weeks, featuring a wide range of awesome films including family-friendly picks, action-packed blockbusters, and cult favorites.

All movies start at dusk and will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW. There will be plenty of pre-movie activities too with live music, entertainment, movie shorts, and much more.

Each movie event will also feature a fun raffle to benefit a local charity. Here’s the complete line-up:

 

Saturday, July 18th

Movie:  Zoolander 2001 PG-13

Pre-show: Rainier Roller Girls with audience bout.  Bring your own skates!

Sponsored by: The Beer Junction (free root beer Husky Ice Cream floats) and Quadrato Pizza (free slices of pizza), Hotwire Coffee, Westside Dermatology

Charity:  Rainier Roller Girls

 

Saturday, July 25th

Movie:  Singles 1992 PG-13

Pre-show: Music with Stay Tuned the Band

Sponsored by: West Seattle Blog, Elliott Bay Brewing,

Charity: Northwest Center

 

Saturday, August 1st

Movie: Raising Arizona 1987 PG-13

Pre-show: Music with Jeremy Serwer and the Spaghetti Benders

Sponsored by: Curious Kidstuff, LaVida Massage, West Seattle Farmers Market

Charity: WestSide Baby

 

Saturday, August 8th

Movie: Big Hero 6 2014 PG

Pre-show: Community BBQ & music by Jackrabbit Starts

Sponsored by: WSCC, West Seattle Food Bank, White Center Food Bank, Highline Physical Therapy, YMCA, Hope Lutheran School, Shadowland

Charity: West Seattle Food Bank & White Center Food Bank

 

Saturday, August 15th

Movie:  Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 PG-13

Pre-show:  Comedy with Scott Losse, Billy Anderson & Aaron Kirby

Sponsored by:  Holliday Dental, Homestreet Bank, Bakery Nouveau, Dr. Wolff, Pagliacci Pizza

Charity: West Seattle Helpline

 

Saturday, August 22nd

Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 R

Pre-show: Music with The Wrecking Yard, Tap Snap free photo booth and Comedy with Monica Nevi, Rick Taylor & Mike Coletta

Charity: Furry Faces Foundation & AARF

You’re encouraged to dress up!  Costume contest with fabulous prizes.  Birdseed will be provided (please no rice)

 

Concessions for the entire season provided by the Southwest Historical Society

 

2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies

Saturday, July 18 through Saturday, August, 22nd / 4410 California Ave. SW


30th Anniversary Sale at Capers

Capers 30th Anniversary Sale

Capers is celebrating 30 years in The Junction with their Customer Appreciation Weekend! Stop by anytime this weekend to enjoy some great deals and some fun events. There will also be a wheel of fortune for some customer fun, plus refreshments served daily 12-4pm.

  • Potluck Paris Jewelry Trunkshow | recycled metal jewelry designed in Paris | Saturday, 11am to 6pm | 20% off
  • Le Jacquard Francais Linen Trunkshow | heirloom linens for kitchen and dining | Saturday & Sunday

They’re also having an Everything SALE. Everything in the store {and by special order} is on SALE beginning Saturday, June 6 through June 30. Save 20%-50% on home accessories, gifts, furniture, rugs, pillows, throws, and jewelry (of course). 

 

Customer Appreciation Weekend and 30th Anniversary Sale @ Capers

June 13 & 14 with sale extended through June 30 / 4525 California Ave SW


Junction Businesses Celebrate Farmers Market Move

This Sunday, June 14th the West Seattle Farmer’s Market is making its permanent move to California Ave. This will be the new year-round location for the market, and opening day is going to be full of festivities and fun. Several Junction businesses will be offering extended Sunday hours and some fun specials and deals.

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Starting this Sunday and into the future, Fleurt (4536 California Ave SW) will extend their Sunday hours, opening at 10am and closing at 4pm. Stop by while visiting the market to purchase some fresh flowers or browse their amazing selection of gifts, candles, jewelry, and more.

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To celebrate the Farmer’s Market moving to California Ave., Click! Design That Fits (4540 California Ave SW) will be offering special discounts on some of their favorite items during market hours. Beginning with the opening day celebrations on June 14th, look for the beet icons throughout the store which will indicate the sale items for that day. The specials will rotate each Sunday throughout the summer, and are only good during Farmer’s Market hours (10am – 2pm).

Click! has market trolleys, West Seattle canvas totes, and reusable produce bags perfect for Farmer’s Market shopping!

Click! will also be extending their hours. Starting this weekend, they will open an hour earlier, 10am to 7pm weekdays and 10am to 5pm weekends.


Taste Event at Dream Dinners

Dream Dinners

Dream Dinners of West Seattle invites you to their New Guest Dream Taste Event on Tuesday, June 9th  from 5:30 to 6:45pm. This is the perfect way to try Dream Dinners and see what they have to offer for your family dinners, parties, and special gatherings. At the event, guests will have the opportunity to sample some dinners, sides, and desserts while choosing and making 3 dinners for only $24.99. Guests can select from 5 delicious dinners:

  • Canadian Bacon Stuffed French Bread
  • Creamy Tortellini with Bacon
  • Peach Bourbon Chicken with Garlic Asparagus Spears
  • Firehouse Three Cheese Pasta with Meatballs
  • Mango Glaze Salmon

 

Please RSVP by:

  • emailing Dream Dinners at: ,
  • calling: (206) 938-5999, or
  • visiting: dreamdinners.com/westseattle session password: dinner

All RSVP’ed guest receive a special  gift!!

 

New Guest Dream Taste Event @ Dream Dinners

Tuesday, June 9th – 5:30 to 6:45pm / 4701 41st Ave SW, Suite 110


Sip and Paint at the Senior Center

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On Friday, June 12 from 6pm to 9pm, the Senior Center of West Seattle will be hosting a Sip and Paint fundraising night. Attendees will create their very own watercolor painting while having the opportunity to work with a skilled instructor. Sip wine and enjoy light snacks while you explore your inner artist. Sign up now to reserve your space for this popular event online at www.sc-ws.org or by calling (206) 932-4044 (ext #1). Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Planning to come with a few friends? Bring 5 people and get one free admission!  Just remember, you must be 21+ to attend this event.

 

Sip and Paint @ the Senior Center of West Seattle

Friday, June 12, 6pm-9pm / 4217 SW Oregon St.


New Banners in The Junction

Junction Banners

At the beginning of the week, the new Junction street banners were installed. These colorful designs, depicting different scenes from our neighborhood, are an update to the older, faded banners that use to grace our streets well, but were in need of a refresher.

The new banners feature five different designs each keyed into a unique aspect of West Seattle history and life. They are meant to inspire neighborhood pride for all of West Seattle. Design elements include the Alki Lighthouse as a symbol of our strong connection to water, the West Seattle Bridge, a salute to history with the streetcars, our weekly farmers market, and The Junction’s iconic Walk-All-Ways.

Jeff Rodriguez of Horsepower Design (who also creates much of the art, posters, and graphics for The Junction Association) spearheaded the design of the new banners. We think they look great and hope you do too!


We’re on Google+

Google+

The West Seattle Junction Association is always looking for ways to better connect with the community and get the information about our great neighborhood out to the public. We love social media for that reason, and have recently created our own Google+ page.

In addition to our Website, Facebook, Twitter, and various other social media sites, our Google+ page offers another way to get in touch with us and find pertinent info about The Junction. Google+ also has a place for visitors to add reviews and comments, so we’re hoping it will be a good landing place for those unfamiliar with The Junction to get an insider perspective on the neighborhood from you, our local experts!

If you have a chance, stop by and check out our new page here. We’d love to hear your feedback and reviews too!

 

Find The Junction online and on social media @:

 


News from the Discovery Shop

 Discovery Shop

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!

West Seattle Farmers Market

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.

We hope you’ll join us!