HomeStreet Bank is excited to announce that they will be once again hosting their Turkey Drive to spread Thanksgiving cheer to families in need. This year they will have the added excitement of hosting Blitz from the Seattle Seahawks at the event! Join HomeStreet Bank & West Seattle Food Bank for this fun and exciting event. Here are all the details:
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without some Turkey! To help spread some holiday cheer to families in need, the West Seattle Food Bank has teamed up with HomeStreet Bank and they are asking for your help. Stop by HomeStreet Bank in West Seattle on Thursday, November 12th between 4 – 7pm and drop off your frozen Turkey (or cash/check donations) to benefit local families this holiday season. You can also meet the official mascot of the Seattle Seahawks, Blitz and take your own photos (appearance between 4-5pm)!
Here’s a little more about the event from Melodie VanHouten, our HomeStreet Bank branch manager and vice president:
Between the cocktail hour & silent auction, three-course meal, live auction, and mouth-watering sweets in the dessert dash challenge, this event is going to be the perfect chance to celebrate and strengthen our West Seattle Community. We are expecting the biggest crowd yet. Please click here to purchase your tickets and save your seat! Just enter my name (Melodie VanHouten) and HomeStreet Bank when it asks for “Table Captain” after you enter your meal preference for the evening. Thank you for supporting the West Seattle Helpline!
Date: November 13th, 2015
Location: The Hall at Fauntleroy in West Seattle (9131 California Ave SW; Seattle, WA 98136)
Ticket Price: $90 each
For More Information: E-mail
Turkey Drive & Neighbors Helping Neighbors Dinner & Auction with HomeStreet Bank
Peter Benarcik, the self-described “maker, shaker, and floor sweeper” behind the Seattle-based Five Ply Design, is launching his first ever lighting collection at Click! Design That Fits this Saturday, November 7th from 10am – 5pm.
Utilizing “reconstituted wood veneers,” hardwood scraps that have been up-cycled and blended into thin sheets, this Seattle design house is creating light, airy fixtures that are 100% made in America. In fact, all of Five Ply’s home goods are handcrafted in their micro-studio in Seattle’s International District with materials responsibly sourced in the USA.
Peter will be hanging out with the folks at Click! all day on November 7 – so stop by to meet him, learn more about his work, and pick up a new one-of-a-kind pendant light from his newest collection. This time of year in Seattle we can all use a little more light to to cozy up our space! Also, Click! will be doing a drawing for one of Five Ply’s coaster sets, so you definitely don’t want to miss out on this exclusive all-day event! Stop by the Click! blog for more information.
West Seattle Cyclery is offering fall and winter maintenance classes at the shop. Their classes are hands-on and they encourage all participants to bring their own bikes. Class participants will also have an option to purchase new shop tools at a discount. Here are the class offerings they will have in October and November: Basic Repair 1: Safety Check, Fixing Flats, and Maintaining your Bike, $35+tax
Basic Repair 2: Derailleurs and Brakes, $35+tax
Wednesday Oct 28, Basic Repair 1; 6:30pm
Friday Oct 30, Basic Repair 2; 6:30pm
Wednesday Nov 11, Basic Repair 1; 6:30pm
Saturday Nov 13, Basic Repair 2; 6:00 pm
Call 206.557.7267 or email to reserve your spot.
You can save $10 if you sign up for both classes at the same time! (Total cost: $60+tax). Classes are limited to 6 students. All classes are 1.5 to 2 hours long. Please note West Seattle Cyclery requests that all participants plan to arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for setup.
Additional details: – You may choose to split classes between October or November dates. – There will be a waitlist available if classes fill up. – No refunds for missed classes cancelled less than 48 hours before class. Class participants must call the shop to cancel and reschedule. Missed classes will be rescheduled for next available class. – West Seattle Cyclery can’t accommodate Recumbents and Tandems in the Basic Repair class due to limited shop size and the complexity of these bikes. Please contact them if you’d like to set up a personal repair class for your recumbent or tandem.
Bicycle Maintenance Classes at West Seattle Cyclery
West Seattle businesses are uniting for, West Seattle – WE HAVE THAT!
We want to make sure everyone in West Seattle knows all about the great gems that make our neighborhood an amazing place to call home. You don’t have to cross the bridge to experience the best that Seattle has to offer – we have it right here. We’re reaching out to the community to spread the word in many ways:
We’ll be TALKING about the importance of local businesses and the role they play in our community.
We’ll be ENGAGING our community to explore how we can strengthen our partnerships.
And we’ll be APPEALING to the neighborhood to shop at local businesses to help West Seattle thrive.
Our local business flavor is a big part of what we love about our ‘hood. West Seattle is awesome because whether you’re talking about cool shops, the best ice cream, stellar parks, people who care, the walk-all-ways intersection, or the best sunsets in Seattle, we can all say, West Seattle – WE HAVE THAT!
This effort is a partnership between West Seattle Businesses, the West Seattle Junction Association and the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Grace Love & The True Loves is Seattle’s premier soul outfit. Fresh from an electrifying Bumbershoot performance, Grace Love & The True Loves just dropped their self-titled debut full length on 10/2, which was followed by an appearance at Macefield Music Festival in Ballard and a West Coast tour. On 10/30, their stopping by our very own Easy Street Records right here in West Seattle to give us a special show. It all goes down at 7pm. The show is free and all ages!
Grace Love & The True Loves at Easy Street Records
The Beer Junction is excited to host their favorite event of the year, Pumpkin Junction! This celebration of all things gourd-inspired, fall flavored, and fermented began this past weekend and goes through Saturday, October 31st.
They will have 25 pumpkin beers and ciders to start, with at least 18 more waiting in the wings. Here’s the opening line-up:
Ace Pumpkin Cider
Alaskan Pumpkin Ale
Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek (Bourbon Aged Pumpkin Ale)
Avery Rumpkin (Rum Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale)
BeeHaven Pumpkin Spice Mead
Beer Valley Jackalope (Pumpkin Porter)
Destihl Samhain Porter
Doc’s Pumpkin Cider
Elysian Night Owl
Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter
Ghostfish Pumpkin Ale (Gluten Free)
Hi-Fi Pump Up the Volume
Naked City Boo Radley
New Belgium Pumpkick
Ninkasi Imp Pumpkin Sleigh’r
Peddler Pumpkin Spice
Reuben’s & The Beer Junction Pumpkin Junction (ON NITRO)
Reuben’s & The Beer Junction Pumpkin Junction (Regular version)
The Above Pumpkin Junction Randalled with Hot Tamales and Nutmeg
Seattle Cider Pumpkin Cider
Southampton Pumpkin Ale
Southern Tier Pumking
Tieton Smoked Pumpkin Cider
Traveler Jacko Pumpkin
Plus be sure to check out their daily Randall Combo on Facebook & Twitter. Today’s Randall Combo is the Southern Tier Pumking: Randalled Through Oak Chips And Nutmeg!
Not into the pumpkin thing? Not to worry! They’ll still have at least 35 non pumpkin beverages on tap, including many fresh hop beers.
The Beer Junction will also be selling their 2015 Pumpkin Junction t-shirt and glassware. The t-shirts are $17.99 and come in sizes small through 3XL. You can also take home a 10oz goblet for $5.99 or Halloween pint glasses for $4.99
They’ll also be bringing back the very popular Pumpkin Beer Milkshakes featuring West Seattle’s Husky Deli Ice Cream. Try one of their pre-tested employee recipes or design your own master creation. Ice cream flavors available will be pumpkin, vanilla, chocolate and rum-truffle.
On Saturday, October 24th, Shannon Guirl – the designer / maker behind Portland-based Caravan Pacific – will be bringing her full collection of handmade lighting and home accessories for a one-day trunk show to Click! Design That Fits.
All her work is handmade in Portland, and utilizes materials such as glazed ceramic, North American hardwoods, brass, and bronze.
Click! is also giving away a Deca planter during the event! They’ll be collecting names throughout the day and will draw the winner at 5pm.
For more information, stop by Click! to read their blog post about the event.
The Rotary Club of West Seattle will host its 2nd annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave SW (near the intersection of Fauntleroy and Alaska). Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the hall.
The festivities will include German & local micro brew BEER, authentic German FOOD, an Oompah BAND, and a RAFFLE.
Net proceeds from the event will be used to support the Club’s projects which include Pencil Me in For Kids, Students of the Month, West Seattle Rotary Kiddie Parade, West Seattle Grand Parade, the Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree and international projects including projects in East Africa and Southeast Asia.
Sponsors helping to underwrite to cost of the event are the YMCA, Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Synergy Home Services, Menashe and Sons Jewelry, Potter Construction, Southwest Plumbing, Food Lifeline, Ivy Court Apartments, deNormandie, Sidlo & Associates, Waid Law Office, Dow Constantine, the Skin Doc Shop (Dr. Susanne L Gee), Daystar Retirement Community and The Kenney.
Enjoy an evening of good food, good drink and good company while, at the same time, supporting the Club’s charitable projects locally and worldwide.
Show your fan appreciation and love of the Seahawks with Cupcake Royale’s 12s Cupcakes. You can pick these up at The Junction Cupcake Royale as well as at all Cupcake Royale cafes and Metropolitan Market stores on Blue Friday, Game Days, as well as for special order. These sweet treats are also a great choice for birthdays and celebrations – especially for the diehard Hawks fans in your life.
Cupcake Royale has also taken the guesswork out of ordering and made it simple and easy. You can go online, select pick-up or delivery, and then head over to the Seahawks tab to let Cupcake Royale make your party fun and delicious. Get the Tailgate Dozen and show your support for the home team!