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Art, soccer, neighborhood festivals and more this weekend

July 8th, 2011 · Comments

Summer seems to finally be in full swing around here, and there’s lots to do in Phinney-Greenwood and nearby neighborhoods. Here are a few highlights. As always, you can check 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., with fresh fruits and veggies, bread, chocolate, beer, flowers, pasta and more.

The monthly Art Up Artwalk in Phinney-Greenwood is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, with three-dozen galleries and businesses hosting artists and live music. Check out Thursday’s post for pictures and more information.

Ballard Seafood Fest takes over downtown Ballard both Saturday and Sunday, with tons of live music, vendor booths, food, children’s activities, and, of course, the much-loved lutefisk eating contest. Check out My Ballard for the full scoop.

Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct has its annual “Picnic at the Precinct” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is invited to tour the precinct, meet local officers and take advantage of free food, dancing, entertainment, and children’s activities. The North Precinct is at 10049 College Way N.

Team USA will play Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup Sunday morning, and you can see it live on the big screen at the Pig ‘n Whistle Pub, 8412 Greenwood Ave. N. Doors open at 8 a.m., game starts at 8:30 a.m. All ages welcome. You can also watch England vs. France at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s Community Hall (doors open at 8:30 a.m. in the brick building), and Germany vs. Japan at 11:45 a.m. Saturday (doors open at 11:15 a.m.) Suggested donation is $3 for adults, $2 for kids, or $10 for the whole family.

Also this weekend, the Seafair Pirates will land on Alki at 12 p.m. Saturday to officially kick off Seafair festivities; the Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at North 45th Street and Corliss Avenue North, and the Wallingford Street Festival runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday on Wallingford Avenue North between North 45th and North 43rd streets; and almost 10,000 bike riders will leave from the University of Washington starting at 4:45 a.m. Saturday for the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, so steer clear of that area until after 7:30 a.m., when all riders will have left.

And a heads up that The Wing Dome, 7818 Greenwood Ave. N., is raising money for Northwest Harvest to help feed children who would normally receive a free or reduced price lunch at school. From now until Aug. 31, for every pint of Deschutes Beer purchased, The Wing Dome will donate $1 to Northwest Harvest.

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