October 2023

West Seattle Thriftway is back with their Holiday Taste Thursday Nov. 2

Hundreds of samples from top quality food vendors

If you like delicious cheese, crackers, dips, desserts, meats, and all kinds of holiday food items Thursday Nov 2 at West Seattle Thriftway is not to be missed. 

Dozens of food vendors will be offering free samples of their absolute best from 4pm to 7pm at stations located all over the store.

This is your chance to sample foods you might otherwise not know and buy the ones that fit your holiday party plans. 

West Seattle Thriftway is located at the corner of California Ave and Morgan Street SW.


City of Burien invites the public to help 'Shape Your City' Dec. 6

Open House opportunity for the community to weigh in on four major city planning efforts

The City of Burien is re-imagining the long-term future of our city through a coordinated planning effort called "Shape Your City". Over the last two years, the Burien community has shared their priorities and helped develop a shared vision and high-level priorities. Earlier this year, the Shape Your City initiative team worked with members of the community to expand this vision to build more specific strategies and solutions for the community to evaluate.

The community is invited to attend the Shape Your City Open House to provide feedback on the concepts and drafts for the following planning efforts:


PLAYHOUSE NW Presents Women/Girls self-defense class (ages 11+)

Class will take place November 4

Playhouse NW is presenting a self defense class for women and girls age 11 + at West Seattle's Fit 4 Mom.

This class is chock-full of hands-on training and techniques without all the lectures. It includes verbal and physical self-defense, improvised weapons training, demonstrations, martial arts, ground fighting, and lots of hands-on practice.

This class is great for women and girls who have had prior self-defense classes and need a refresher course or folks who just want to learn physical techniques and get a great foundation in self-defense.






Cost: $50.00

Instructor: Lisa Skvarla

Saturday, November 4th 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm

To register:



Choice of payment


Halloween in the Junction was a hoot

The Junction Halloween event on Sunday was huge and fun under sunny skies with thousands taking part. Trick or treaters with famliies in tow joined plenty of adults in costumes there to enjoy the fun

Participating Junction merchants were giving out the candy as the West Seattle High School Marching Band performed. The costume parade was full of characters of all types. 

The Thriller dance crew was also on point as they performed the Michael Jackson classic.

This was the first year that the event was held on its own, apart from the Fall Festival. See our coverage here.


West Seattle Nursery will celebrate 40 years in business Nov.11 with open house

West Seattle Nursery will celebrate 40 years in business on Nov. 11 with an Open House from 12pm to 3pm. 

They are located at 5275 California Ave SW.

Food Trucks EL Chapulin Oaxaqueno and Canela Mexicafe will be on site providing foood and refreshments.


  • Attracting native birds to your yard with Connie 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Caring for Carnivorous Plants with Caroline 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Wreath making stations will be set up as well 

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SDOT - Overnight Work on October 30 at Highland Park Way SW & SW Holden St

Information from Seattle Department of Transportation

We are removing the existing traffic markings and painting new ones at the Highland Park Way SW and SW Holden St intersection. This process requires special equipment that is noisy, and we will be working outside our normal construction hours.


Monday, October 30 | 7 PM – 5 AM. Please note: This work is weather and temperature dependent, so we may need to shift the date.


HERBOLD: Homestead Partnership with Admiral Church means permanent affordable homeownership on the church’s land

Information from District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

In October 2019, I attended a community meeting hosted by Admiral Church to talk about how the congregation could move forward to realize their vision to use their underutilized land to support the community members with affordable housing needs.


Admiral District Halloween off to a howling start; Events continue on Saturday with a Pub Crawl and more

Hundreds of kids with families in tow made it up the Admiral District Halloween celebration on Oct. 27. Quite a few participating merchants took part with large bowls of candy out to greet the costumed kids (and some adults). Peter Morse of Mission Cantina said "We go through 100 pounds of candy easy so this year we're prepared," gesturing to several large bags of sweets behind him.

Gretchen and Bill Evans, owners of the Circa Alehouse said "We are giving out 1050 full size candy bars this year as we do every year., " and true to their word kids were grabbing them up, one per person.

The Halloween event continues on Saturday night with a Pub Crawl starting at The Nook at 4pm, featuring a showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8 at the Admiral Pub followed by a 9pm Drag Show and costume contest. 


HERBOLD: Pickleball in Lincoln Park

Information from District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

This week, I counted receiving over 1,300 emails about the installation of pickleball in Lincoln Park. On Friday, October 27, I sent the following letter to Superintendent Diaz, ensuring your concerns are being heard by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Be sure to stay tuned to subsequent newsletters for updates as this conversation progresses. 

Dear Superintendent Diaz, 

I am writing today about the installation of the pickleball court at Lincoln Court.  I have shared with hundreds of constituents the Seattle Parks and Recreation position that impacts to wildlife will not increase and may be reduced as relates to emissions.  I have told my constituents, as you have: