Harvest Festival Activity Invitation

HarvestFestPostcard_CMYKWest Seattle HARVEST FESTIVAL
And Trick-or-Treat in The Junction (starts at 12 Noon)
Sunday October 30th, 10am – 2pm

West Seattle schools, non-profits, and businesses are invited to provide a Harvest Activity for kids in the neighborhood. This will help make a fun and healthy event for our community! The applicant will provide the materials and their own tent.

It is free to participate and the Harvest Committee will choose the projects best suited for the event. Your Harvest Activity must be a fun kids activity and meet ALL of the guidelines…

  • Activity must be FREE and suited to children. No sales.
    Must try to have a Harvest connection and be an activity or project
    Activity should not be an advertisement or promotion of the applicant. Of course have your banner and some materials, but the emphasis is on giving kids a fun activity.
    Handing out candy 12 Noon.

NOTE: We will receive more applications than space allows, therefore acceptance into the event is not guaranteed. Applicants will be judged solely on the quality of their activity and appeal to neighborhood children. When describing your activity, please be as detailed as needed to convey the activity.

3 WAYS TO APPLY! APPLICATIONS REVIEWED ON OCTOBER 5th

Email contact information (include business/organization name and phone number) and proposed activity to . Or, complete this form and either mail or drop off at the Junction office: harvest-activity-invite-2016

Want to go head-to-head against other merchants in the chili cook-off (all proceeds to the West Seattle Food Bank)? Here’s the details for you: chili-competition

Sponsoring Harvest Festival is a great way to support your local community! You can find out more here: harvest-festival-sponsorship-2016.

Questions to Lora Swift: 206-935-0904 or

IDEAS: Make pumpkin collage on paper plate, decorate apples or little pumpkins, scarecrows with straw, a pumpkin walk (similar to cake walk), make a book mark with fall leaves, Thanksgiving decorations.


Fall Season at School of Rock

led-zep (1)Fall Season at School of Rock is going to be pretty exciting. They have some great concerts and will be launching an adult program. Want the skinny, it’s all here.

Concerts:

School of Rock Performs The Music of Led Zeppelin

September 17th 5:30 pm

Chop Suey

School of Rock Performs The History of Punk

September 18th 5:30 pm

Chop Suey

Fall Season rehearsals (Enrolling now):

Best of the NW

Sundays 3-6 pm begins first week of October

Green Day

6-8 pm Thursdays begins first week of October

School of Rock Adult Program

Rehearsals Fridays 6-8 pm begins first week of October

School of Rock programs include a weekly private lesson and a weekly group rehearsal, all gearing up for a show at a local venue in January.


BBQ Buffet Fundraiser Moonshine Shimmy

Moonshine ShimmyGet ready for a Moonshine Shimmy with all proceeds going to the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Thursday, August 18 from 5pm to 7:30pm

Brookdale 4611 35th Ave SW

$15.00

Earlier in the year when the residents at Brookdale West Seattle heard that United Way would be cutting $60,000 in funding to the Senior Center of West Seattle, they decided they wanted to raise some money in order to help reduce the deficit in income the Senior Center of West Seattle would be facing.  Brookdale staff then met with Senior Center staff and came up with an idea for a BBQ buffet, dancing to live music by the Haggis Brothers, a raffle.

On the buffet menu: BBQ chicken & ribs, brats, coleslaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, and cornbread.  All for just $15, which includes a glass of Moonshine!

A shuttle will be running throughout the evening back and forth from the Senior Center to Brookdale so that guests can park in the lot behind the Senior Center.

You can register in  advance by August 11th. Call 206 932 4044 x1.

 


National Night Out Against Crime

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Photo credit: West Seattle Blog

We are one week away from National Night Out Against Crime (Tuesday, August 2nd).

Many of your neighbors have registered their events with the Seattle Police Department; which they very much appreciate that, and the invitations you have extended to to stop by your neighborhood events.

If you haven’t yet registered your event, it’s not too late. The registration link is active until 5pm, Monday, August 1st.  This event is always fun and a great way to reconnect with neighbors and meet new ones.

Use the following link to register your event; registration will allow you to block off your (non-arterial) street – www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/.

Printable invitations and street closure signs can be found at: www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/materials.htm

Watch the 2015 video!


Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery Opens in the Junction

Ribbon has been cut to announce the grand opening today of Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery. As Shelby quotes “The ribbon cutting is at 10:45 am and then a new icon opens on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Edmonds St!”

We had a chance to sample some of the delicious food during Shelby’s soft opening over the weekend. The caesar salad was well-presented with crisp green lettuce, a tangy dressing, and was piled high with a generous amount of crispy croutons. The salmon burger had a delightful smoky finish nestled between two soft, pillowy buns. Lunch was finished with a scoop of chocolate cookie dough ice cream drizzled in caramel sauce.

Lunch

Tuesday – Sunday  11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Weekend Brunch

Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dinner

Tuesday – Thursday  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunday  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Snacky” Hour

Tuesday – Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Includes discounts on appetizers, beer and wine.  Inspired by after school snacks.

Monday  Closed

 

 

 


Summer Fest Eve July Art Walk

Tonight is Summer Fest Eve (and the July Art Walk), or what’s known around The Junction as “Local’s Night”! In preparation for the huge festival this weekend, we’ll be closing the streets this evening for setup. But once the streets are closed, the fun begins! We have an amazing evening in store with live music, shopping, and a special Art Walk night. It’s going to be a great time!

Summer Fest Eve July Art Walk

 

SUMMER FEST EVE EVENTS

Elliott Bay Brewing Company is re-brewing the Alpine Lakes Pale, and on Summer Fest Eve (tonight), they will be hosting the official release of this tasty beverage for everyone to sample and enjoy! This charity beer was brewed in honor of the passage of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions passed in December of 2014!

From the Alpine Lakes Pale Challenge Page:

Last year in February we celebrated the passage of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions in December of 2014 by drinking a pint of success, the Alpine Lakes Pale. And it was delicious, and even better news is it is BACK! Elliott Bay Brewing Company has generously agreed to brew this charity beer again- $1 for every pint sold of the entire batch will be donated to Washington Wild.

In 2015, to trigger the release of the original Alpine Lakes Pale release Brewshed® Supporters like you helped us raise over $3,000 and now we want your help to do it again! For every $5 you donate, the cost of a pint, a raffle ticket will be entered in your name to win free swag! 1st Place is a mixed case of 12 22’s Icicle Brewing Company Beer (Dirty Face Amber, Crosscut Pilsner, Bootjack IPA, and Dark Persuasion). 2nd Place is tickets to our next Pub Crawl this summer and 3rd Place is an Art Wolfe Book.

For more information please visit the Brewshed website here.

 

Summer Fest Eve July Art Walk

West 5 (4539 California Ave SW) will be setting up their outdoor cafe as soon as the streets close at 6pm tonight. Starting at 7pm, The Jazz Night School All Star Big Band will be performing. Jazz Night School is a non profit, music education organization that provides a variety of exceptional experiences in jazz for people of all ages, levels and backgrounds. This includes music instruction and performance ensemble classes, public music performances and more. Jazz Night School is Seattle’s largest all-ages jazz program.

 

JULY ART WALK

July Art Walk will be happening from 6 – 9pm tonight! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying art, music, and more. Our participating artists, businesses, and organizations are planning some great events to celebrate our vibrant art culture in West Seattle!

We also have an extra special event planned for Summer Fest Eve Art Walk. Stop by The Junction for Historic Mural Tours with Clay Eals of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society! Learn more about these scenes of local history and how they came to grace the walls of the businesses in The Junction.

 

WHO: FREE and open to the public!

WHEN: First tour begins at 6:00pm and the second starts at 7:30pm.

WHERE: Meet at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse located at 4410 California Ave SW in The Junction

Summer Fest Eve July Art Walk
By Melanie Biehle at Click! Design That Fits

 

More About Art Walk:

This free art event encourages you to visit venues across greater West Seattle, both in The Junction and beyond. Many venues will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. The following businesses, organizations, and artists will be participating:

In The Junction:

Capers : Genna Draper, Beth Farrow, & Maria Wilson
4525 California Ave SW

Additional Info from Capers:

Gorgeous paintings, beautiful pottery, music, and always something to sip. Our artists are always here to meet and greet. A terrific eve in the neighborhood!

Click! Design That Fits : Works by Melanie Biehle
4540 California Ave SW

Additional Info from Click!:

Click! will be starting our annual Summer Fest sale on Summer Fest Eve this year!

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Shadowland
4458 California Ave SW


Twilight Gallery
: Lauren Seiffert and Megan Lingerfelt
4306 SW Alaska St

Additional Info from Twilight Gallery:

New Small Works!
Each month, starting July 2016, Twilight Gallery will have one or two featured artists in the boutique. This allows us to feature small works, textile and fiber art, wearable art pieces and have a wider reach of handmade from around the country, adding dialogue to our solo and group exhibits in the art gallery. Our first featured guests are Portland’s Lauren Seiffert and West Seattle’s Megan Lingerfelt…


Wallflower Custom Framing
: Troy Sass
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Rose’s Antiques & Gifts :
4529 California Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate
Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW

 

Summer Fest Eve July Art Walk
by Laura Beso at Viscon Cellars

In Greater West Seattle:

Chill Massage Therapy & Modern Apothecary

6969 California Ave SW

Locöl Barley & Vine : Works by Jay Massimino
7902 35th Ave SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Laura Beso
5910 California Ave SW

Additional Info from Viscon Cellars:

No Tasting fees for Art Walk participants that come into Viscon Cellars for Art Walk Thursday!

West Seattle Cellars : B. Perreault
6026 California Ave SW

Additional Info from West Seattle Cellars:

Our regular Thursday night wine tasting, which coincides with July Art Walk and Summer Fest Eve this week, will feature French wines from the Loire Valley.

Check out the Art Walk walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this quarter’s featured artist, Genna Draper.

 

Summer Fest Eve & July Art Walk

Thursday, July 7th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

 


Woof! Pet Junction Highlights at Summer Fest

Pet JunctionThe West Seattle Summer Fest (July 8th-10th) is a time for community members to enjoy the vibrant downtown West Seattle Junction. The Junction merchants will be presenting a full entertainment line-up on the California stage. Shopping galore with 150+ vendor booths filled with an impressive variety of goods. Your favorite Junction restaurants have sidewalk cafes which offer the best seat in the house for music and people watching. Plus, the YMCA will be sponsoring the popular kids area.

In addition to our music, shopping and dining, this year the folks at Next to Nature will be presenting Pet Junction. Stop by to check out their favorite vendors and nonprofits. Pet Junction will be offering a host of resources to be good companions for our pets. You will find information on keeping your pet in good health, opportunities to meet local animal relief organizations, and lots of fun for our furry friends.

Location: On the sidewalk in front of Next to Nature.

 


5 Tips for Shopping Summer Fest

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The West Seattle Summer Fest (July 8th-10th) is well on the way to being one of the premiere festivals in Seattle. In addition to the music schedule, you’ll find a wide array of shopping options for the entire family.

Here we’re sharing some of our tips for shopping Summer Fest:

  1. Being a recycling city, bring a couple of canvas bags to fill up with goodies. Check out Avalon Glassworks (booth 44) for some summer-inspired gifts and unique glass jewelry.
  2. Water is a must when you’re strolling the streets. A number of vendors will be giving away free water bottles. Stop by for some refreshments and meet the friendly folks at the booths.
  3. Start by the music stage to work yourself down the street. Take a fill from the beer garden before you dive into the shopping.
  4. Take a break at many of the outdoor cafes. Don’t shop on an empty stomach. Taking a break at one of the outdoor cafes (we recommend Elliot Bay Brewing, West 5 and Seattle Fish), all have great food and people watching.
  5. Remember to shop inside at many of the merchants too. You’ll find sales during Summer Fest you may not find during the year. Click! Design that Fits and Fleurt usually have great sales.

 

 

 


Countdown to Summer Fest Music!

Summer_Fest_Band1 Summer Fest 2016 is a week away! We’re so excited to host an amazing weekend of awesome local music, great shopping, delicious festival food, and more. Come hang out with us and get in on the best party of the year in West Seattle!

This year we’re particularly stoked for the music. We’ve put together a line-up of some of the best bands in the PNW. These are acts that you would normally have to pay hard cash to see at our local clubs and venues in Seattle, but we’re bringing them all together for three days of FREE live music. Why free you may ask? Because West Seattle is the best neighborhood in the city (naturally), and we love having the chance to say thanks to all our local people while inviting the entire metro area to come see what’s just across the bridge. We throw a mean party!

 

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So who’s playing this year?

Our 2016 headliners include Tacocat, Grace Love & the True Loves, and Chastity Belt. We’ll be rounding out the lineup with performances by over 20 bands, musicians, and DJs including Pillar Point, Hobosexual, The Dusty 45’s, Bread & Butter, Acapulco Lips, Crater, Draemhouse, Maszer, and more! You can explore the full lineup, watch videos by each band, and get to know the schedule better all on the Summer Fest website – just click on the MUSIC page to get started.

You can also listen to select tracks from the lineup on from our curated YouTube playlist. Just press play, sit back, and enjoy!

 

Summer Fest 2016 Band Lineup – Links to Learn More

Band Info and Videos

YouTube Playlist

Facebook Event Page


Coming Soon! 2016 West Seattle Outdoor Movies

2016 West Seattle Outdoor MoviesAfter Summer Fest, we’ll be keeping the party going the rest of the summer with a great selection of films. We’ll be showing a wide variety of fun picks from family-friendly favorites, to cult classics, to high-energy summer blockbusters. Here’s the full line-up:

  • July 16 – STAR WARS VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS – FEATURING: TRIVIA NIGHT – Sponsored by Hope Lutheran School, Sound Credit Union, & West Seattle Blog
  • July 23 – MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL – FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC – Sponsored by Elliott Bay Brewing Company & The Beer Junction
  • July 30 – SCHOOL OF ROCK – FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC – Sponsored by West Seattle School of Rock
  • Aug 6 – SKYFALL – FEATURING: TRIVIA NIGHT – Sponsored by Smile Secrets, Senior Center of West Seattle, & Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
  • Aug 13 – THE LEGO MOVIE – FEATURING: COMMUNITY BBQ – Sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, West Seattle Farmers Market, West Seattle Christian Church, Swedish Pediatrics West Seattle, & Curious Kidstuff
  • August 20 – THE PRINCESS BRIDE – HELD AT WEST SEATTLE YMCA – Sponsored by The Zack & Jodi Hill Team, HomeStreet Bank, Windermere West Seattle, & Coastline Burgers

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This season is also special because it will be the final year that Hotwire Online Coffeehouse will host Outdoor Movies. Next year our friends at the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA will be taking over and hosting the 2017 season at their brand new campus. This transition will allow us to accommodate more people at each movie and get more of the community involved in this fun event. We’ll be celebrating the “passing of the baton” by holding the final movie of the 2016 season, Princess Bride, at the newly expanded West Seattle YMCA campus. Come see what the future will hold and join us in ushering in another awesome year of Outdoor Movies!

 

Coming Soon! 2016 West Seattle Outdoor Movies

2016 Season begins July 16th