Junction SOL Save the Lots Fundraising Campaign

Raise a glass and raise funds for the Junction with a pint of SOL Parking Pale, brewed locally by Elliott Bay Brewing Company.

For the 2018 Summerfest, we poured the brand new “Save Our Lots Parking Pale” which sold out!

You can find SOL at Elliott Bay Brewing, The Beer Junction, West 5, Shadowland and at Talarico’s Pizza.

“SOL Parking Pale” (a hazy pale ale) was brewed to help the fundraising efforts of our beloved 3 hour free parking lots in the Junction Area (a large property tax increase now threatens the future of the lots). $2 of each pint sold will go directly to the West Seattle Junction Association, the nonprofit 501(c)3 that pays for the lots. You can also find out more about this campaign from the West Seattle Blog Article HERE.

SOL (Save Our Lots) Parking Pale #SOL

This fund-raising summertime beer is a hybrid, somewhere between a session style pale ale and a hazy light wheat. Its citrusy aroma and quaff-ably refreshing finish make it the perfect beer to enjoy during these dog days of summer. Organic Washington-grown Amarillo and Simcoe hops plus a touch of NW wheat make this beer so enjoyable and balanced.

FAQ’s

Why Are You Raising Funds?

Since the mid-50’s the Junction merchants have supported FREE parking. Now, due to increased property values on the parking lots we’re in danger of losing parking completely.

Can’t You Just Charge for Parking?

Unfortunately no. The landlords currently will not allow us to charge for parking. If we could, we could charge a nominal $2 an hour which would help!

Is the Junction a Nonprofit?

Yes! The Junction is a registered 501 (c) (3) EIN 91-1403639

Who Else is Supporting This Fundraiser?

Our beloved Husky Deli for of course! The SOL ice cream was available during the August 11th Sub Pop SPF 30 celebration down on Alki Beach. You never know though, you may see it in the Junction. Just keep on checking!

Want to start your OWN fundraiser? Community groups and businesses can! See what’s in the SOL Fundraiser Kit.

Here’s Where You Can Find SOL Parking Pale:

Elliott Bay Brewing Company

The Beer Junction

West 5

Talaricos

Shadowland

Summer Fest Beer Garden was sold out by Sunday!

Coming soon on tap at:

Check back soon!

Bootcamp and Brews August 30th and 31st!

Bootcamp & Brews “squats for our lots”
hosted by Fitness Revolution with Jill and The Beer Junction.

Exercise for a cause! Fitness Revolution and The Beer Junction have teamed up to bring you Bootcamp & Brews. A fundraiser for the Junction FREE community parking.

Spend 50 minutes with Jill working up a sweat, then reward yourself with a refreshing SOL (Save Our Lots) Junction Pale next door at The Beer Junction.

Cost: $15 (gets you a 50-min workout and one SOL beer)

When: (Two workout options)
-Thursday August 30th, 6pm at Fitness Revolution Studio
-Friday August 31st, 5pm at Fitness Revolution Studio

Maximum of 20 people per class, so grab your friends and exercise your right to raise funds and a tasty pint for a good cause!

Join the Facebook Invite here.

You can raise a pint and/or donate now though a handy and secure button verified through Guidestar and Network for Good.

We want to thank Nick Bers Design for the SOL Save our Lots Design. You can find him on his website and on Instagram.


Junction Partner Podcast: West Seattle

In partnership with Podcast: West Seattle, the Junction is pleased to bring you news, stories and in-depth interviews through local podcaster Andrew Stucky. The West Seattle podcast explores history, the arts, culture, and current events on the Duwamish Peninsula.

Photo: Derby Photography

You can find the Podcast: West Seattle on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Music from Trick Candles, Matt Vaughan from Easy Street Records, West Seattle Library Events, and the upcoming Arts West season.

In our first Junction episode, the Podcast: West Seattle focuses on Summer Fest, July 13th – 15th.

A preview of Summer Fest ’18! Podcast: West Seattle visits with Falafel Salam and Elliot Bay Brewery, a chat with the School of Rock house band, some history through Easy Street Records, music from And Friends, a quick check-in with the West Seattle Art Walk and much much more!

 

West Seattle Podcast

Busk at Summer Fest

Join the biggest street party of the year in West Seattle. Busk at Summer Fest, 2018. Complete the busker form for your placement.

Busking at Summer Fest West Seattle Junction

Photo Credit:  Andy Photos

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Curious Kidstuff Finger Knitting Workshop

Curious Kidstuff West Seattle Junction

DATE: Thursday, June 28th 2018

TIME: 3:30 – 5:30pm

LOCATION: Curious Kids Stuff @ 4740 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

PRICE: $35 (material included)

This workshop can be a great intro to knitting or simply a fun get together for the kids where they can learn some new skills and create something unique. The workshop is suitable for ages 8 to 10. After a very brief introduction about knitting arts and learning some fun facts about fibers, yarn and knitting tools, the kids will learn and practice finger knitting by completing a couple of fun projects.

Please, have your children bring a water bottle.

We encourage to sign up as soon as possible to reserve a spot.

 

Requirements: None

TO REGISTER PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545aca62da3f49-finger

 


Notification of Special Event in the Junction

NOTIFICATION OF SPECIAL EVENT IN THE JUNCTION

WHAT: West Seattle Summer Fest
WHERE: West Seattle Junction – California Ave SW from SW Edmunds St to SW Genesee
St, SW Alaska St from 42nd Ave SW to 44th Ave SW

DATE(s): July 13-15

TIME(s): 10am – 11pm Friday and Saturday 11am – 5pm Sunday

WHO: West Seattle Junction Association

CONTACT: Lora Swift 425.445.5672 Oliver Little 206.403.8507

On July 13th-15th, our organization The West Seattle Junction Association will be producing a special
event in the Junction neighborhood called Summer Fest. The Junction Neighborhood has hosted
Summer Fest for 36 years. We are thrilled to host Summer Fest in your neighborhood and it’s important
to us that we are communicating clearly with you, the neighbors.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
• Event hours are from Friday, July 13th 10am to Sunday, July 15th 5pm.
• We will be loading in beginning at 6pm on July 12th, and will load out until 11pm on July 15th.
• We will leave your neighborhood as we found it: litter and recycling will be handled by Recology
and Waste Management.
• During the event hours, we expect between 5,000 to 15,000 attendees per day.
• Streets may be closed or have limited vehicle and/or pedestrian access between the hours of
4pm on July 12th through 11pm on July 15th. See the attached map for specifics.
• We will have amplified sound during the hours of 12pm to 11pm on July 13th and 14th and 12pm
to 4pm on July 15th.
o Sound will be from the North stage on California Ave near Genesee see map

We are working closely with the City of Seattle Special Events Committee to minimize the impacts of the
event. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and positive experience in your neighborhood.

If you or any of the surrounding residents and businesses have questions or comments about impacts of
this event, please email us at:

Lora Swift, Executive Director West Seattle Junction Association
4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A Seattle WA 98126

Chris Swenson, Chair City of Seattle – Special Events Office
PO Box 94708 Seattle, WA 98124

See PDF of notification here.

 


Late Summer Wine Walk in the Junction

Friday, September 28th

5pm to 9pm

In the West Seattle Junction

West Seattle Wine Walk

Tickets $25 advance or $30 to include a 6-bottle insulated wine carrier. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! 

Limited $30 day of event.

The West Seattle Wine Walk celebrates wine with this vibrant and fun event. Located in the heart of West Seattle, the Wine Walk provides you with the opportunity to meet the boutique wineries around the Pacific Northwest.

Housed in some of West Seattle’s favorite merchants, you’ll enjoy tastings from 15 different wineries, each showcasing a unique variety of wines.

Bottles of wine and additional individual wine tasting tickets will available to ticket holders. You can drop off bottles of wine at the valet located at Capers. Additional Wine Walk tasting tickets will be available at Capers for $1.00 per ticket. Only ticket-holding attendees can purchase additional tasting tickets.

Ten tasting tickets, light snacks, complete with a West Seattle Junction Wine Walk glass.

Purchase tickets online or at Capers located at 4525 California Ave SW in the heart of the Junction the day of the event.

Capers shop the fall home sale on furniture, rugs, pillows and candles.

Carmilia’s will offer 15% off clothing during Wine Walk.

Click! Design that Fits all wine related items will be 20% off during Wine Walk.

Funky Janes 25% off the entire store during Wine Walk.

Jan’s Beauty Supply will be offering 20% off the whole store during the Wine Walk hours.

John L. Scott hosting brokers will have two ‘enter-to-win’ drawings for two prizes: Wine-Themed Goody Basket and Complimentary Wine Tasting Tour for 6 (to the Woodinville Winery).

Menashe Jewelers 30% off the entire store during Wine Walk hours 5 pm to 9pm.

Verity Credit Union offering our 5% APY Interest Checking account.

Virago Gallery trunk show with Astor+Orion.

West Seattle Verizon new iPhone XS and XS MAX on a buy one get one free deal along with the Apple 8’s at a $100 off.

Wild Rose’s 20% of all Tyler candles during Wine Walk.

Start planning your Wine Walk here by checking out the wineries the local businesses will the hosting.

Bakery NouveauNota Bene
Camilia'sWelcome Road
CapersViscon Cellars
Click!Mercer Wine Estates
FluertStructure Cellars Winery
Funky JanesNine Hats Wines
Jan's Beauty SupplyLong Road Winery
John L. ScottDeLille Cellars
Menashe JewelerAluel Cellars
Next to NatureThe Woodhouse Wine Estates
VerityPatterson Cellars
ViragoT2 Cellar
West Seattle VerizonScarlet Oak Barrels
Wild RosesMichael Florentino cellars
WindermereDrum Roll Wine
WindermereTruthTeller Winery

Questions for the Junction Association? Email us here.

Find out more here how to volunteer with the Junction.

 

 

 


PAWrade at the Grand Parade

Junction Pawrade

 

Calling all pups and their families. It’s time to register here for the Junction PAWrade! FREE! With trophies for the best in four categories including Most Colorful, Most Creative, Best Dog and Owner Combo and Best Dog and Kid Combo (12 and under). July 21st before the Rotary Grand Parade. Meet at California Ave SW and SW Genesee (4400 California Ave SW).

Get a group of people together and walk, it’s a fun way to socialize your dogs. Do you own a dog service? Get your clients together! You can include a group or business name on the registration form.

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Thanks to the PAWrade Supporters:

Greentree Animal Hospital

Furry Faces Foundation

Emerald City Pet Rescue

West Seattle Animal Hospital

Next to Nature

Close to Home Pet Services

VCA West Seattle Veterinary Hospital

Businesses, help spread the word! Download the PAWrade poster below, post to your social media, then tag the Junction on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. IG and Twitter #westseattlejunction #PAWrade. We’ll add you to the list of PAWrade supporters.

 

See the PAWrade poster here as a PDF.


Junction Reuse and Recycle with Shredding

Recycling and Reuse West Seattle Junction

Your West Seattle neighborhood reuse and recycle collection event – now with SHREDDING.

Saturday, June 30th
9am to 1pm
The Second Annual Reuse and Recycle event is happening in the West Seattle Junction Parking Lot located on the corner of SW Oregon and 42nd Ave SW.
 

ACCEPTED ITEMS INCLUDE:

Appliances
(i.e. washers, dryers, and refrigerators)
Clothing/Linens
(any condition except wet)
Electronics
(i.e. Computers, DVD players and TVs)
Small furniture items
For detailed list of what’s accepted visit wmnorthwest.com/seattle

NOT ACCEPTED ITEMS INCLUDE:

Automotive waste
Broken furniture
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
Construction waste
Garbage
Hazardous waste
Car seats
Household batteries
Non-recyclable or non-reusable items
Staff reserves the right to refuse items that are not listed, contaminated, or too large.
For more information on where to dispose of items not accepted visit: seattle.gov/Util/MyServices/WhereDoesItGo/
Would you like to volunteer for the event? We are looking for traffic control volunteers who can assist in keeping the lines of cars going and helping our neighbors get to the right recycling station. Sign up here on the volunteer web page.
 

Spring Wine Walk in the Junction

We can only describe this Wine Walk as one filled with excited and vibrant people as they strolled the Junction! The May 18th, 2018 Wine Walk brought the neighborhood together enjoying a springtime evening event. 15 wineries were paired up with Junction merchants who offered small bites along with wine tastings from some of the area’s best cellars.

Photos by T. Littlejohn and JW Frampton Photography

Watch for the Late Summer Wine Walk September 28th, 2018.

Find out more here how to volunteer with the Junction.

 

 

 


West Seattle Outdoor Movie 2018 Season

The West Seattle Outdoor Movies lineup has just been announced! Packed full of action from Wonder Woman to Black Panther, 2018 is going to be a season of excitement. Now in the 14th year, your Junction merchants are pleased to continue to bring this free event to West Seattle.

2018 Movies

  • Saturday, July 21st Wonder Woman 2017 PG13
  • Saturday, July 28th The Secret Life of Pets 2016 PG
  • Saturday, August 4th Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 PG13
  • Saturday, August 11th A Wrinkle in Time 2018 PG
  • Saturday, August 18th Coco 2017 PG
  • Saturday, August 25th Black Panther 2018 PG13

Bring your blankets, chairs family & friends for the 14th year of the WS Outdoor Movies. Located by the Fauntleroy/West Seattle YMCA at the NEW festival street with now more room to enjoy the West Seattle Outdoor Movies.  All movies start at dusk and are FREE. Gates open at 6:30pm. Concessions and raffles too, all proceeds go to charity.

Find the West Seattle Outdoor Movies on Facebook and Twitter.