Giving Tree at Capers

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-…Star light, star bright, paper stars I see tonight…

CAPERS 4525 California Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98116

9am-5pm Sunday, 10am-6pm Monday- Saturday


Please join CAPERS this holiday season for the 27th Annual Hickman House Giving Tree. Every year CAPERS sponsors this event to help those in our neighborhood who are less fortunate. The CAPERS Giving Tree benefits Hickman House, a local transitional housing program for women and children who are recovering from domestic violence.

Participating is easy.

  1. Choose a star from our tree at our location in West Seattle.
  2. Purchase the wish
  3. Return your gift to CAPERS by 12/22, just in time for holiday giving (no giftwrap needed!)


Hickman House is fully furnished 10-unit apartment complex and transitional housing program for survivors of domestic violence. Hickman House’s mission is to help transition families exiting emergency shelter back to self-sufficient living. During 6 to 24 month stays, Hickman House allows families time to gather resources to become economically independent and to strengthen their social support systems while living in a safe, supportive environment.



CAPERS is the home entertaining and gift shop in the West Seattle Junction that features locally sourced, eco-friendly and fairly-traded products to make your house a home. Owner, Lisa Myers and staff, dedicate both time and resources to help those in the neighborhood that are less fortunate.

To learn more visit, or call them at 206-932-0371

Caspar Babypants at Easy Street Records

caspar-babypantsSaturday, December 17th
Easy Street Records
4559 California Ave SW
Caspar Babypants is also known as Chris Ballew, twice Grammy nominated lead singer and songwriter for the Seattle band The Presidents of the United States of America. A bunch of years ago Chris rediscovered turn of the century folk and traditional music and focused on a more simple approach that gave birth to Caspar Babypants. His wife Kate Endle is a huge influence toward his transformation and writing style for kids and does all the cover art for the albums. Chris says, “I want to make music for the very young because I admire their associative inventive imaginations and as an adult I nurture that same creativity in myself.”
Join your neighborhood for this FREE music concert brought to you by your West Seattle Merchants, the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA and Easy Street Records.

West Seattle Music Academy at CAPERS

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5pm – 6:30pm


4525 California Ave SW

Come on over to CAPERS on Saturday, December 10th 5pm – 6:30pm to hear the sweet sounds of some of West Side Music Academy‘s students! These kids have been busily practicing their instruments and can’t wait to spread their holiday cheer. Listen to the kids while shopping at CAPERS for the perfect West Seattle gift.

West Side Music is located just at the edge of the West Seattle Junction at California and Dakota streets and has been happily sharing music in the West Seattle community since 1999, offering lessons, music therapy, and instrument rentals.

Campout for a Cause

static1-squarespace-comCampout for a Cause; Feed those in need this Holiday Season.

The Holiday season is particularly difficult for those in need and the West Seattle Food Bank needs help now more than ever. It is with this in mind there is a  ‘Campout for a Cause’ food drive in the West Seattle Hotwire Coffee Parking Lot (4410 California Ave SW) this Friday evening 12/2 through Saturday 12/03/16. The goal is to fill the staging area with non-perishable food donations from the greater West Seattle Community folks and businesses. They will also be accepting cash, check and charge donations on site in lieu of food. All proceeds go to the Food Bank.

This effort is being organized by Owen Wright of Wright Innovations & Design, E. Glenn Leimbacher of PromoShop, and the Hotwire Coffee folks. “We are always looking for ways to help the community” said Owen Wright, “Combining my love of camping out rain or shine with the needs of the West Seattle Food Bank is a big winner in my mind”. “We’ll be out there with tents, sleeping bags, and a fire pit making S’mores for those who come by and donate”. He added.

The Campout will coincide with the Junction Christmas Tree Lighting so why not come on out and make a night of it. Shop, Donate, and get into the Holiday Spirit. Those that come by will also receive a free gift while supplies last!

Questions, donations and comments can be directed to;

Owen Wright at 206-380-7518 or E. Glenn Leimbacher at 206-423-8059.

Santa Paws Returns to Windermere

winderemere-santa-pawsFree pet photos with Santa against a festive holiday backdrop! Windermere in the Junction is hosting this ‘pawsome’ free event. Bring canned food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank.


4526 California Ave SW

Sunday, December 10th

10am – 1pm

West Seattle Junction Night Market

Basic RGB‘Tis the season for Santa, shopping, eggnog sipping, and a myriad of merriment.  Celebrate the holidays at home—right here in The Junction with a West Seattle first – Street Night Market!

Sing carols with your family at the Tree Lighting Event, then join the first Junction Street Night Market, hosted by your favorite shops (Bakery Nouveau and West Seattle Cyclery). Buy local West Seattle swag (Seattle Logo Pro), and even pick up a wreath or tree (Holy Rosary).  Meet Santa and snap some pics, take a listen to holiday duo Sundae+Mr Goessl – all without leaving West Seattle.

Because whether you celebrate Christmas in your community, Hanukkah in your hamlet, or Kwanzaa in the confines of our little “island,” there’s nothing more personal than coming together in your very own neighborhood to share the true spirit of the season with loving family, caring neighbors and cherished friends.

Start your own Hometown Holiday tradition this year—see you in The Junction for the tree lighting and night market!

Saturday, December 3rd

Junction Plaza Park (42nd and Alaska St)

Night Market 4pm – 8pm

Tree Lighting 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Shop Small in the Junction to Save Big

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Sound and Fog 15% all wine bottles and bags of coffee.

Funky Janes  25 % off the entire store and 40% off Holiday items with tickets punched with a heart.

Glow Medispa 10% off all products on Saturday 11/26, including Latisse.

Thunder Road Guitars 15% off select guitars and amplifiers, 15% off most pedals, Pedal giveaway Saturday. Friday – Saturday 10-6, Sun 11-4.

Fleurt Fleurt Shop Small Saturday
1. All shoppers at Fleurt can enjoy a savings of 10% off all purchases for the day.
2. With every purchase at Fleurt, customers will receive a free gift.
3. With purchases at Fleurt of $150+, customers will receive a free holiday scented candle.
4. Lucky door prizes throughout the day.
5. Enter to win a Holiday centerpiece planter.

Skincare by Casey 20% of all gift certificate purchases to West Side Baby 25% off all services for new guests through 1/31

Sound Advice Cellular FREE iPhone 7 with eligible trade-in

Carmilias take 20% off your clothing purchase

Easy Street new art show!!! Ames Bros

Discovery Shop 50% off China Dinnerware Sets

School of Rock Sign up now through Cyber Monday (November 28) and receive 33 1/3% off our amazing summer camps! AC/DC, Beatles, Stones, Sub Pop Records and all kinds of amazing options this year.
Enroll online 

Emerald Water Anglers – Receive a $25 gift card with any purchase over $100
– Receive a $50 gift card with any purchase over $300
– Receive a $100 gift card with any purchase over $500
– Receive a FREE half day guided fly fishing trip ($350 value) with any purchase over $1000
– Receive a FREE full day guided fly fishing trip ($500) with any purchase over $1500

Bin 41 will be hosting a small business Saturday wine tasting from 3:30-5 pm. In the spirit of small business Saturday we’ll featuring small producers where Old World meets New World. Tasting fee is $5 per person, refundable with a bottle purchase of the featured wines.

West Seattle Computers 10% off all TP-Link home networking equipment including routers, modems, and hubs.

Red Cup Espresso free candy cane with every ordered drink!

West 5 Happy Hour from noon until six Saturday

City Mouse Studio 20% off the entire store including sale items so we will have a bunch of Tea Collection dresses and pants at $15 and tees at $12 as well as other great deals on clothing and shoes.

Curious Kidstuff $10.00 off one item over $50.00

Twilight Gallery Saturday Trunk show with Jennifer Spring Ceramics
Participating in the first year of Little Boxes Seattle

Next to Nature 10% off on purchases of any packaged dog or cat treats, same size, same kind.

Discovery Shop West Seattle American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is featuring 40% off all clothing

Capers Home CAPERS will be offering shoppers a $10 gift card, to be used in the month of December, for every $50 spent on Small Business Saturday.

The Matador $50 in gift cards, get $10 free; Buy $100 in gift cards, get $30 free

Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery free appetizer with the purchase of two adult entrees on Small Biz Sat

Antique Mall of West Seattle 10% off

Click! Design that Fits Lamzac the Original Holiday Extravaganza and the Fatboy 20% off Holiday Event. Lamzac (the inflatable lounge) is $59.99 through the end of the year (regularly $79), and the Fatboy bean bags and hammocks are 20% off


Junction Plaza Park Sculpture Celebration

artwork-small-jppHave you seen the beautiful kinetic sculpture at Junction Plaza Park? Meet us at the park to hear about the history behind the capstone of the Junction art project, plus meet the group who made this happen.
Junction Plaza Park is a .15 acre park in the heart of the West Seattle Urban Village. It was dedicated in 2010 and is owned and maintained by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Under the project management of Seattle Parks and Recreation, the park land was purchased with initial funds from the Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund and a park design was completed with significant public input. In 2007, developer Blue Star Management was granted an alley vacation by the City of Seattle for their West Seattle development (now known as the Spruce Building). As part of the public benefit, $25,000 was dedicated to Junction Plaza Park.
In spring of 2015, the community was assigned a Parks and Recreation department project manager to help guide the final phase. A steering committee was also established at this time. The committee is made up of volunteer community members coming from various backgrounds and neighborhood perspectives. With a grant through Department of Neighborhoods, the project was completed in November, 2016.
Refreshments and snacks provided by your Junction merchants.
Thanks to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Art Walk Thursday November 10

west-seattle-junction-associationSave the date! November 10th from 6-9pm is the next West Seattle Art Walk. Click! Design That Fits will be featuring a number of incredible jewelry artists in their store, including Broken Plates, Zoe Comings, Rain City Forge, Catherine Grisez, Karen Konzuk and Chikahisa. Join Click! and other local businesses this Thursday.