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Weekend events in Phinney-Greenwood

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments

Here are a few highlights of weekend events here in our neighborhood and beyond. You can always check out our Events calendar for more.

The Phinney Farmers Market is from 3-7 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Get fresh veggies, fruit, nuts, chocolates, soup, pasta, pizza, flowers, jams, meat, and lots more. Jazz music by Marc Smason & friends from 4-6 p.m.

Fathia et Les Troubadours play French Gypsy music at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., listen to folk music by Gary Kanter and friends.

The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is giving a guided historical tour of Aurora Avenue North from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. The tour is called “Aurora: Life on Seattle’s Mother Road,” and will be led by local historian Roger van Oosten. A light lunch will be served in Licton Springs Park following the tour, weather permitting. Meet at the corner of N 90th St. and Stone Ave. N. Purchase tickets ($15 for MOHAI members, $20 for general public) at Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a planning meeting for the Bitter Lake Reservoir Enhancement project, from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Tressa Apartments, 14200 Linden Ave. N.

Beppa Studio at 7600 6th Ave. N.W is holding a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. “This event is cash only, and will be a ‘cleaning out’ of items collected by Becky, Gretchen, and Diane throughout the year. Sorry, this is a true ‘garage sale,’ so there won’t be any Beppa clothing, but there will be lots of other interesting things out!”
The Shop Agora at 6417-A Phinney Ave. N. is hosting an Argentinean Wine Tasting Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Saturday.

After the weekend is over, the King County Council will take final public testimony on the proposed two-year, $20 annual motor vehicle registration surcharge to continue funding levels for Metro bus service. The Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee heard from hundreds of people at three public meetings over the last couple of weeks. The final public hearing is at 3 p.m. Monday in front of the full County Council. The council is expected to vote after the public hearing.

To accommodate the large number of people expected to testify on the proposal, and to reduce crowding in Council Chambers, the public will be able to sign up to testify on the legislation starting at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall Park, located just south of the King County Courthouse.

Those testifying on the Congestion Reduction Charge will receive cards with an assigned number and the approximate time they should be inside Council Chambers to present their remarks.

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