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December 1st, 2010 · Comments

Lots of neighborhood happenings to tell you about. Here’s a roundup:

The Northwest District Council meets from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Neighborhood Service Center, 8515 Greenwood Ave. N. On the agenda: an update on the future of Seattle Community Access Network (SCAN), which is located just across Aurora Avenue at 1125 N. 98th St.; an update on the Greenwood Streetscapes project, to bring sidewalks to certain areas of Greenwood; and reports from various neighborhood groups.

Tasty art gallery at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N. is having a Hat Trunk Sale tonight from 6-9 p.m.

Childish Things at 10002 Holman Rd. NW is partnering with nonprofit WestSide Baby for a diaper drive during the holiday season. Childish Things will match diaper donations.

Woodland Park Zoo is selling “Holidoo” in festive holiday packaging. This isn’t the usual Zoo Doo compost; this is exclusively elephant manure and bedding. It’s available in four- or two-gallon containers ($20 and $12.95 respectively), as well as pints ($4.95).

The zoo’s elephant Chai will make her prediction of who will win the Apple Cup at 2 p.m. Thursday. A bunch of apples will be in two boxes decorated with Husky or Cougs gift wrap. The first apple Chai takes a bite out of, is her predicted winner.

The zoo is also offering half-off zoo admission for anyone wearing UW or WSU sportswear, or who shows a valid student ID from either university, through Dec. 5.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s PNPC (Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op) is looking for a new pre-K teacher. The job qualifications and application procedure are listed here.

Another one of the PNA’s preschools, the 65th Street Co-op, has moved to Crown Lutheran Church at 1501 NW 90th St., and changed its name to Ballard Preschool Co-op. They’re having a special fundraiser from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday at Secret Garden Books, 2214 NW Market St. “A percentage of sales will be donated toward future book purchases, and teachers will be doing story times at 2:30, 3 & 3:30. You do not need to be a Co-op family to participate, but you do need to mention the co-op when making your purchase.”

The Seattle Public Library’s “Bikes for Books” reading program ends Dec. 16.

“Bikes for Books” is open to children in first through third grade, and fourth through fifth grade. Participants are allowed to enter their names for the drawing once for every three books they read between Oct. 16 and Dec. 16. Each entry will require a short oral book report to a librarian. One girl and one boy from each age category will win a bike, helmet and lock (four winners total). Winners must be present at the Dec. 18 celebration to collect their prizes. All participants will receive certificates of accomplishment.

The celebration and prize drawing is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St.

Girls on the Run, a non-profit youth empowerment program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running, is hosting the New Balance Girls on the Run 5K this Saturday at Seward Park. Members of the Greenwood and Broadview elementary school GOTR groups will participate. Participants and volunteers have until Friday to sign up.

The program addresses all aspects of girls’ development, including their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. The program combines lessons on life skills such as handling bullies, setting goals and making good decisions with physical fitness skills for a non-competitive 5K event. The goal of Girls on the Run is to arm pre-teen girls with the inner-strength to help get them through the personal trials of the upcoming adolescent years. Girls are particularly vulnerable to a decline in self-esteem during their adolescence, but a high level of general self-worth and a good attitude toward physical activity can be protective factors.

Chocolati Café at 8319 Greenwood Ave. N. has applied for a liquor license to sell beer and wine.

The North End Arts Tour is a group of artists hosting holiday sales around the north end of the city this weekend. In our neck of the woods, stop by Seymour Stained Glass Studio at 5415 Greenwood Ave. N. from 4-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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