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Car show, runners, swimmers, farmers market and more this weekend

June 24th, 2011 · Comments

A very busy weekend coming up in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. Here are a few highlights. As always, you can check out our events calendar for more.

The Phinney Farmers Market runs from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The Green Lake wading pool is scheduled to open on Saturday, weather permitting. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, through Monday, Sept. 5.

The Greenwood Car Show takes over Greenwood Avenue North for a mile-and-a-half on Saturday. The street will be closed to regular traffic so pedestrians can check out more than 700 cars – from classic hot rods to vintage fire engines and even hydroplanes.

Seattle Department of Transportation estimates 60,000 people will attend the Greenwood Car Show.

The Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., is hosting a pancake breakfast with special guest chef Thomas Black on Saturday from 7-11 a.m. in conjunction with the car show. Cost is $5 per person or $15 for the whole family.

The Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon will close down a bunch of streets on Saturday, including the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Aurora Avenue North, starting at North 39th Street in Fremont, beginning at 5:45 a.m. Seattle Department of Transportation says the southbound lanes should re-open by 1:15 p.m. , and the northbound lanes will re-open by 4 p.m. The full list of road closures is here.

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café presents Jed Marum, through the Pacific NW Folklore Society, at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Open Mic Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (sign-up starts at 7 p.m.)

Naked City Brewering & Taphouse hosts its annual Beer Can Derby starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday. Participants must be 21 and over. Full details and race car specs here.

The Shop Agora, at 6417-A Phinney Ave. N., hosts a tasting of picnic foods from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, including wine, truffle almonds and bite-size salted chocolates.

The 7th Annual Green Lake Open Water Swim is Sunday morning. Register online for the half-mile race, the one-mile race, or both races. Swimmers can also register in person at Evans Pool, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N.

The first game of the Women’s World Cup begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The Phinney Neighborhood Center has teamed up with the Pig ‘n Whistle to show every World Cup game through July 17. Soccer matches will be shown live on a giant 14-by-8-foot movie screen at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., except Sunday matches, which will be shown on the big screen at the Pig n’ Whistle, 8412 Greenwood Ave. N. Sunday’s game is Germany vs. Canada. Doors at the Pig ‘n Whistle open at 8:30 a.m. The showings are all ages. Suggested donations are $3 for adults, $2 for children, or $10 for the whole family.

Just northeast of Greenwood is the second annual North Seattle Block Party from 2-6 p.m. Sunday in the Oak Tree Cinemas parking lot. The block party will have live music, inflatables for the kids, children’s games, food, and door prizes and gift bags from local businesses. They’ll also be collecting new children’s shoes for Shoes for Souls, which helps families who are victims of a disaster or emergency.

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