Donate Blood at The Health & Wellness Fair

Photo: PSBC

Sunday, June 13th you can sign up to donate blood at The Junction Health & Wellness Fair. The Puget Sound Blood Center Bloodmobile will be located in the Wells Fargo parking lot (44th & Alaska) from 9am-3pm (closed from 11:30-12:30). You can schedule an appointment by calling (800) 398-7888 or schedule online at (walk-ins will be accommodated as much as possible). For questions about eligibility, please call PSBC at (206) 292-2543. Please ask a friend who has never donated before to donate with you!

Here are some facts about donating blood: Only 5% of people who are eligible to donate blood actually do. If you live to be 72 years old, there is an 80-90% chance you will need a blood transfusion.
You can donate blood every 56 days. The actual donation process only takes 10-15 minutes (although the whole process takes about an hour).

Be sure to check out The Junction Health & Wellness Fair after your generous donation!

Backyard BBQ & Baked In Seattle!

Here are a couple of ways to welcome summertime to West Seattle…

Photo: The Mullet @ Hotwire

Come celebrate Backyard BBQ season, kicking off the month of June, at Hotwire Coffee! Several new delicious beverages…It’s all about the party with the “mullet” – vanilla, honey & orange peel latte. Or try the “Nascar” – way more than 500 laps of left turns – raspberry dark chocolate mocha. Mmmm. Try the “MD 20/20” – dark cherry & vanilla latte, a class act even out of the brown paper bag. What more can you ask for?

Come say hello to Shaw Dixon at The Grand Opening Celebration for Baked in Seattle, this Thursday, June 10th, from 6-9 pm at Blue Willow Catering & Luncheonette! Enjoy free appetizers, wine, mini-cheesecake and fruit-filled crumblepie. Then be sure to check out West Seattle Art Walk!

Photo: Baked In Seattle

Happenings in The Junction June 5-7th

Saturday – So many choices over the next few days, so we’ve narrowed down a few. Junction True Value is having their Grand Reopening Celebration this Saturday, June 5th! They will have vendor demonstrations from 10 am to 2 pm, refreshments, door prizes and daily specials. Come by and check out their updates to both the interior and exterior of their building!

Photo: Capers

Capers celebrates their 25th Anniversary from June 5th-July 3rd! The entire store is at least 20% off – furniture, linens, serveware, home decor, bath & body care, glassware, candles, baby gifts, handbags, accessories, etc. They have special purchase pillows for $9.99, decorator fabric 1/3 off and much more! Stop by and wish them a Happy Anniversary!

Photo: Clementine

Clementine is having a Trunk Show, Saturday, June 5th from Noon-6pm! Be sure to check out Spark Designs Jewelry and one-of-a-kind reversible jackets from Happ & Stanscz. Enjoy a glass of champagne while these ladies help you put together an outfit that will make you sparkle.

For those about to rock, The RockSport Bar & Grill has Hell’s Belles, the all-female AC/DC Tribute Band playing June 5th at 10pm! Get tickets, if you wait, they might be sold out!

Sunday – Puget Beach Shellfish is back at the West Seattle Farmers Market until June 19th. Puget Beach Shellfish is located in Olympia and will be bringing local Puget Sound oysters, clams, mussels and geoducks to market.  The market is kicking into full swing over the next few weeks with over 40 farmers and fresh food vendors participating every Sunday.

Photo: SIMA

Monday – And speaking of kicking, starting Monday, June 7th at 6:30 am, Seattle Integrated Martial Arts, starting Monday, June 7th has the West Seattle Ultimate Fitness Challenge! 4 weeks, 4 days a week of tremendous workouts including kickboxing, strength training, core development, and more! Total body workout that is fun, challenging and open to all levels of experience and fitness levels. Call 206-935-4531 ASAP for more details. Seattle Integrated Martial Arts is located at 4711 42nd Ave SW.

Fool For Love at Easy Street

 JUNE 4-6th, Damaged Actors Productions is presenting Fool For Love by Sam Shepard at the Easy Street Records in West Seattle, starring Megan Blackstone, Todd Van der Ark, Mark Naborczyk, and Juan Davilacampodonico. Admission is pay-what-you-will on June 4th and 5th at 10pm (doors @ 9:30) and June 6th at 8pm (doors @ 7:30). The performances is all ages and those twenty one and up may purchase beer and wine at the bar. Come support Damaged Actor’s continuing endeavor to produce exciting stories in exciting locations!

Eddie has just traveled over 2,000 miles to take back May from a rundown hotel in nowhere, Texas, but May has another man in her life. An old man chuckles and drinks from a bottle as the two unravel their tale, and their sanity. As their past explodes into their present, May and Eddie fight the eternal battle between Man and Woman as they tear into and away from each other.

Sign Up To Get Dirty Now June 12th!

Photo: Donna Ryan Photography

*Revised Date* Plant a tree for a greener West Seattle on Junction Plaza Park Planting Day, Saturday June 12th! After almost a decade in planning and fundraising, Junction Plaza Park is currently under construction. Help finish the job!

Community members are needed to help plant 800 native plants in our park. We are planning two 4-hour shifts and 20 volunteers are needed for each. Training, materials and refreshments are provided. Bring a friend or your family and create a lasting memory.

RSVP to Susan ASAP as space is limited: or 935-0904.

Park dedication is Tuesday, June 29th at 5:30 pm.

AAA Cruise Night Thursday May 27th

Photo: AAA Travel

You’re Invited to a Special Cruise Evening sponsored by AAA Travel! Join AAA Travel at Merrill Gardens at Admiral Heights (2326 California Ave SW) from 6-7pm on Thursday, May 27th. Come expand your horizons and explore new cruising destinations. Relax with a glass of wine and some tasty treats provided by Merrill Gardens as AAA’s Travel Experts discuss the many joys of cruising at this FREE, private event!

Space is limited, so RSVP today by calling the AAA West Seattle Office at (206) 937-8222.

Enter the drawing to win 2 tickets for the Victoria Clipper!

Wine Tasting, Music and Fun Friday May 21st!

Photo: KEXP Hood to Hood

This Friday, May 21st, please join us in welcoming KEXP’s Hood to Hood to West Seattle! That’s right, we won KEXP’s challenge to donate the most money to support independent public radio! So to celebrate, they will be broadcasting live from 6am to 6pm from Easy Street! There will be kid’s activities at Cupcake Royale, KEXP DJs Don Slack and Marji Makersat from 8pm – 11pm at West 5 and KEXP music trivia, DJ sets and live performances, hosted by DJ EL Toroat from 7pm – 11pm at Shadowland. Junction merchants, including: 8 Limbs Yoga, ArtsWest, Bakery Nouveau, Carmilia’s, Clementine, Cupcake Royale, Curious KidStuff, Easy Street, Edie’s Shoes, Hotwire Coffee, Husky Deli, Jan’s Beauty Supply, Kits Camera, Red Cup Espresso, Rubato Records, Shoofly Pie Co., Super Supplements, Sugar Rush Baking Co. (Coffee to a Tea), Sweetie, Table 35 and Zamboanga are offering discounts all day tomorrow to show their appreciation for our awesome West Seattle community!

Photo: Susana Balbo @ Bin 41

And be sure to stop by at Bin 41 for A Special Tasting Event, Friday, May 21st, and meet the talented and Argentina’s first female winemaker, Susana Balbo, from 5:30-7:00 pm! Her wines consistently receive high praise from Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate. She wants people who drink her wines to feel that every sip from the glass is as exciting as the first. This is a unique opportunity to meet a top Argentinian winemaker…hope you can make it!

Damien Jurado at Easy Street May 21st!

Photo: Damien Jurado

KEXP and Easy Street Records present master songsmith Damien Jurado for in-store at the West Seattle Easy Street on Friday, May 21 @ 7pm!

This will be the premiere performance of Damien with his St. Bartlett band. St. Bartlett, Damien’s forthcoming album on Secretly Canadian, due out May 25th (they’ll have advance copies for the in-store).

Do not miss!

Taste of West Seattle This Thursday!

Photo: Taste of West Seattle

The Taste of West Seattle is this Thursday, May 20th, from 6-8:30pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California Ave SW). Come taste delicious dishes and treats from some of the best The Junction has to offer:

Bakery Nouveau, Bin 41, Blue Willow Catering & Luncheonette, Cupcake Royale, Elliott Bay Brewery, Fresh Bistro, Hotwire Coffee, Husky Deli, Lee’s Asian Restaurant, Shoofly Pie Company, Spring Hill Restaurant, Sugar Rush Baking Company, West 5, Wing Dome (coming soon to The Junction!).

All proceeds benefit West Seattle Helpline, a non-profit social service agency that provides information, referrals, and financial assistance to working families in need in the West Seattle area.

Art Walk & Knows Perfume Opens Tomorrow!

Thursday, May 13th from 6-9pm, come celebrate in style with West Seattle Art Walk and the Grand Opening of Knows Perfume!

One of the featured artists, Jessica Dolence, shows her artwork at Brunette Mix. Her body of work titled The Painted Ladies, visits vintage imagery of women, playing on the historical notion of “a painted lady.”  A video piece, titled The Dying Room, will also be shown at the opening.  Also enjoy a wine tasting by Lodmell Cellars and a fun evening out at the West Seattle Art Walk.

Photo: Jessica Dolence

Knows Perfume, located at 4536 California Ave SW, will focus on niche lines of perfume that are more “dedicated to the art of perfumery.” Come in and see Christen Cottam (Owner) and she can help you choose the perfect scent. (She’ll also make it easier for customers to find scents they like by posting perfume reviews). Knows Perfume will be participating in their first West Seattle Art Walk tomorrow evening, so stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood!