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Poetry, book sale, vegan fundraiser this weekend

April 29th, 2011 · Comments

Here are a few events happening around Phinney-Greenwood this weekend. You can always check out our events calendar for more.

Half Price Books is having its huge annual sale at its Greenwood warehouse this weekend. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 9241 Greenwood Ave. N., you can stock up on books, CDs, VHS tapes, and DVDs. On Saturday, all books are $3 or less; on Sunday everything left is $1 or less. End-of-sale specials start at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club is hosting its plant sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Green Lake’s Aqua Theater, 5900 W. Green Lake Way. Florals and edibles will be available.

Saturday is national Drug Take-Back Day, to encourage the safe disposal of unused prescription drugs. The closest location to Phinney-Greenwood is the Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct at 10049 College Way N. Hours to drop off are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to find a list of sites near you.

The Chocolate Shoe Box at 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. is having another fundraiser for Precious Life Animal Sanctuary in Sequim this weekend. This is part of the annual World Wide Vegan Bake Sale. The sale is from 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Chocolate Shoe Box’s last fundraiser for Precious Life Animal Sanctuary raised more than $1,750.

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café’s monthly Community Cabaret is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. This month is a celebration of National Poetry Month. “The Rhymes They Are A Changing” features young poets from nonprofit tutoring center 826 Seattle, as well as host Kate Smith, along with Scott Katz, Jake Esau, Leslie Fried, Sara Brickman, Kenny Mandell, Simon Henneman, Theo Dzielak and Lydia Swartz.

The Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., hosts a documentary film screening and panel discussion of “Ten More Good Years,” a film about the challenges facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered elders. It’s from 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday in Community Hall in the Brick Building.

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