Tomorrow night, the White Center Chamber of Commerce is presenting the White Center Art Walk, 6-9 pm – concurrent with the first night of the first-ever White Center Pride, so it’s one big night. Multiple venues in downtown WC, and even across the line in South Delridge, where Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery is open for the occasion. Among the downtown WC plans, the Chamber’s Sheryl Clinton shares:
DJ’s will be set up on 98th and 16th (Jenny Chhim, Cambodian music) and in front of RJB Photography studio (DJ Top). Same location:
6:30 Miss Sheryl’s Ballet dancers
8:00 Brass Ring Belly Dance
6:00-7:00 Mama Pixie Face Painting in front of Miss Sheryl’s Ballet Petite location 9650 16th Ave SW
6:00-9:00 Art Market & Raffle at Miss Sheryl’s Ballet Grande Location 9613 16th Ave SW. Raffle benefits future art ventures in WC
One week from today – on Sunday, September 9th – the White Center Chamber of Commerce is presenting another multi-seller Flea Market, this time 11 am-2 pm in the US Bank parking lot (9800 15th SW). If you want to sell at the market, you can reserve a spot via PayPal – just go here, and be sure to include two things – a note that it’s for the Flea Market, and your name/contact info. $20 gets you a 10 x 10 space; non-refundable, rain or shine. Bring your own table, chairs, pop-up canopy if needed …questions? E-mail Sheryl at email@example.com. If you’re not selling but just want to shop – just show up!
One last mention in case you haven’t voted yet in the 11-candidate 34th District State Senate race – six candidates have RSVP’d for tonight’s White Center Chamber of Commerce-presented forum just across the line in South Delridge, 6-8 pm at TommySound, 9409 Delridge Way SW: Sofia Aragon, Shannon Braddock, Lem Charleston, Joe Nguyen, Lois Schipper, Hillary Shaw. All welcome.
If you read our partner site West Seattle Blog, you probably know that WSB presents West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day every year, and there are usually at least a few White Center participants. This year, the revitalized White Center Chamber of Commerce is presenting a flea market that same day, Saturday, May 12th, and it’s one of the stops on the WSCGSD map. 10 am-2 pm next Saturday, businesses (brick and mortar AND direct sale are welcome) and community members are invited to participate by setting up in the parking lot at 9834 17th Ave SW. Sale hours for that site will be 10 am-2 pm. Meantime, check out the full WSCGSD map – clickable and printable versions – here.
The White Center Chamber of Commerce, with support from the White Center Community Development Association, has an open house to share the results of a survey to see what the highest concerns of business owners are, gain feedback about White Center, and to develop interest of revitalizing the White Center Chamber. All business owners are encouraged to attend, and you can come anytime between 4 PM to 8 PM.
The White Center Chamber of Commerce‘s battle against graffiti/tagging vandalism is still getting off the ground. This past Monday night, about a dozen Chamber members and community advocates gathered again at Northmart to talk about it, two months after the previous meeting (WCN coverage here).
Dr. Kathleen Paulson from Cascade Heights Veterinary Clinic (9832 15th SW) led the meeting. Her clinic has forms that residents and business owners can use to identify graffiti vandalism and take to McLendon Hardware (10210 16th SW) to get the Chamber-arranged discount on paint and other supplies to get rid of it. The Chamber also is working to find a go-to person who can be contacted directly to go paint out vandalism when it’s reported, and to locate a storage area for paint and supplies that person will be able to deploy.
As for current trouble spots, the alley east of the east side of the heart of 16th, between Roxbury and SW 98th, was mentioned by several attendees.
Join us Tuesday for a Power Lunch, noon-1:30 pm, at 3.14 Bakery. The day’s topic of spring cleaning will be addressed by Alan Painter and Bong Santo Domingo of King County Community Services, and Marquise Roberson of WC Community Development Association. Learn how to propose a project for the upcoming Spring Cleans and how to fund a small community project through King County’s Community Service Area grant.
Tim Healy, second from left, is one of the White Center heroes honored on Tuesday at the WC Chamber of Commerce‘s annual holiday luncheon at the Salvation Army Center. (With him in our photo are, from left, Sili Savusa of the White Center Community Development Association, and the Chamber’s Mac McElroy and Mark Ufkes.) His longtime community service sparked the honor; the others celebrated at the event were feted for their contributions to public art in White Center: Michael Todd Harrison, Xavier Lopez Jr., and Amanda Schmidt, adviser to the Evergreen Art Club. You’ll see the artist honorees in our video recording of most of the ceremony:
The Annual White Center Chamber of Commerce Hero Awards and Luncheon is planned for next Tuesday, December 4, at the Salvation Army from 12-1:30 pm. We will recognize three White Center Heroes for 2012, for their contributions to White Center. We encourage folks to bring an unwrapped new toy for our Chamber Toys for Tots collection. The address is: White Center Salvation Army, 9050 16th SW
The White Center Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Chamber luncheon meeting tomorrow (always the second Tuesday of the month except in December), Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 12-1:15 at Chemo’s Fine Mexican Restaurant, located at 10230 16th Ave. SW.
W.C. Chamber of Commerce proudly invites you to attend our first-ever summer luncheon on Tuesday, July 17th, noon-1:30 pm, at Mac’s Triangle Pub, 9454 Delridge Way SW, for a lively discussion of current events, announcements, and resolutions. Please join us and share this information with those who care to learn about and become involved with our vibrant community. We look forward to your presence!
P.S. A drawing of prizes will occur at the end of the meeting’s agenda. Prizes welcome — bring your coveted items and gift certificates to add a little fun and excitement!