Upcoming summer events and activities!

We want to let you know about a few items on our summer calendar. Our annual “summer hiatus” takes place in July and August, but that doesn’t mean that our calendars are bare – only that we won’t have monthly meetings. We’ll still do outreach at community festivals, as well as get ready for and enjoy Night Out.  In chronological order:

SummerFest 2016, July 9th & 10th — Look for us in the Community Tent, where we’ll be sharing space on rotating shifts with other West Seattle community organizations. We’ll be there from 10 – 2 on Saturday and 11 – 2 on Sunday. You can stop by to learn more about our activities, as well as pick up informational materials and safety-related materials that you can give to your neighbors during Night Out. Do you have little kids? We have 9-1-1 coloring books and stickers for them! [Note that during the times that we aren’t in the Community Tent, you can find some of our materials at the West Seattle Timebank booth – located in the GreenLife area.]

Night Out, August 2nd — Just a reminder that this is one month from today!

Delridge Day / SW Precinct Picnic, August 13th — We’ll have an informational booth ) (including all of the cool stuff we mentioned above) at this fun, unique and informative festival. As well, officers from the SW Precinct will be on hand to answer questions, and demonstrate some of the cool new technology that is available to them. One year, they had a bomb-disarming robot handing out free ice cream to attendees!

Stop by our booth at the Morgan Junction Community Festival!

West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network will have an informational booth at this wonderful neighborhood event! It’s this coming Saturday, June 18th.

Look for us in the vendor area, which is just north of Morgan Junction Park (at 6413 California Ave SW). We’ll be there starting at 10 AM. The festival runs until 5 PM.  Stop by to pick up informational materials and free 9-1-1 coloring books!

Here’s a preview of the festival, along with this year’s poster!

Morgan Junction Festival 2016 poster

Morgan Junction Festival 2016 poster

Join us at the Morgan Junction Community Festival!

West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network will have an informational booth at this great neighborhood event! It’s this coming Saturday, June 21st. Look for us in the vendor area, which is in the parking lots behind Zeek’s Pizza and Beveridge Place Pub at the intersection of California Ave SW and Fauntleroy Way SW. We’ll be there from 10:30 until 4.  Stop by to pick up informational materials and free 9-1-1 coloring books!

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Caution: dates on calendars are closer than they appear!

Glancing at our calendar, here are a few items and reminders that we want to share with you.

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6/24/14, Tuesday:  Our next West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network monthly meeting will be two weeks from today, on June 24th. The main discussion topic will be gang activity; we’ll post the full agenda as that date approaches.

Note that this will be the last meeting before our annual “Summer Hiatus”. We don’t have formal meetings in July or August, although we may plan another social event if there is enough interest.  WSBWCN monthly meetings resume our regular 4th Tuesday schedule in September.

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8/5/14, Tuesday:  Night Out Against Crime 2014 is coming up! Registration is now underway if you want to block off your street for this great annual tradition. Did you know that you can apply for a Small Sparks grant for your Block Party?

As we posted earlier, well be out and about in the community doing outreach at most of the upcoming festivals and events. Stop by our booth at the Morgan Junction Festival (6/21), West Seattle SummerFest (7/12), and Delridge Day (8/9). We have useful informational materials for adults and an assortment of safety-related coloring books for kids!

 FREE coloring books for kids!

Stop by! We’ll be at 2 events on Sunday, May 19th

Sorry for the late notice, but we’ll be among the vendors and community groups at the High Point Bee Festival this Sunday, May 19th, from 11 AM – 3 PM. We’ve included the informational flyer below.

Bee Festival flyer

Bee Festival flyer

We’ll also be at Alki Summer Streets during that same timeframe. We’ll be in the “Orange Zone” between 61st and 63rd Ave SW, as shown on on the following map.

Alki Summer Streets 2013 - location flyer

Alki Summer Streets 2013 – location flyer

We hope you’ll stop by one or both events to learn more, pick up informational materials, find out how you can get involved, ask questions or just say hi!

FYI, you can also find and like both events on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Seattle-Bee-Garden/512486472142987?fref=ts

www.facebook.com/pages/SDOT-Summer-Streets/185475517609

Upcoming events!

Good to see so many of you at our September monthly meeting on Tuesday!  As promised, here is a recap of the announcements that were made.  This first event is happening TODAY.

  • Safe Communities public meeting, Thursday, September 27th, 7 – 9 PM, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. This event provides an opportunity for residents, police officers and staff from City departments to have small-group conversations about what we need to do to improve safety. Each small group will choose its own top priorities. You can find out more at seattle.gov/safe.
  • National Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, September 29th, 10 AM – 2 PM, SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street. This is a no-questions-asked opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by dropping off potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. More info here.
  • One-Day Community Police Academy, Saturday, November 3rd. Space is very limited, but applications are still being accepted. All applicants will be backgrounded. Contact: Maggie Olsen (206) 684-8672  or margaret.olsen@seattle.gov. Website: http://www.seattle.gov/police/programs/policeacademy/default.htm
  • Community Training – Race: The Power of an Illusion, Saturday, October 20th, 9 AM – 3 PM, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S.  This community training, based on a documentary, addresses how police officers continue the discussion on the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiatives. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by October 12th to Maggie Olsen (206) 684-8672  or margaret.olsen@seattle.gov.
  • Emergency Preparedness Workshop Event, Saturday, October 20th, 10 – 2 PM, Arbor Heights Elementary School (3701 S.W. 104th St). We’ll be participating , along with other community groups. This event is funded byan Emergency and Disaster Preparedness grant from the Department of Neighborhoods. Everyone is welcome!
  • West Seattle Crime Prevention Council monthly meeting, Tuesday, October 16th, 7 – 8:30 PM, Southwest Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (next to the Home Depot on Delridge).
  • October WSBWCN monthly meeting at the SW Precinct! Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:30 – 8 PM: Our guest speaker will be Sgt. Steve White from SPD, speaking about the Patrol Redeployment & Community Online Reporting Program (CORP).

Let us know if you have any additional items for our calendar!

Upcoming events!

It’s been fun to talk with so many of you at all the great West Seattle summer events — including yesterday’s Delridge Day Festival, the last item on the calendar we published a month ago. Somehow, the summer seems to be flying by. Looking ahead, our calendar of future events is a little sparse:

  • 8/28, Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:30 PM: We’ll be part of the Community Information Fair at the Mayor’s Town Hall event at the Southwest Teen Life Center (2801 SW Thistle Street). The Town Hall portion of the event runs from 6:30 – 8 PM.
  • 9/25, Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 PM: September WSBWCN monthly meeting at the SW Precinct! Our summer hiatus officially ends and we resume our 4th Tuesday meetings.
  • 10/20, Saturday, 10 – 2 PM: Arbor Heights Emergency Preparedness Workshop (more details to come).

Let us know if you have any additional items for our calendar. Meanwhile, we hope to see you out and about!