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Live music, work party, farmers market and more in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

August 19th, 2011 · Comments

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. You can always check out our Events calendar for more.

The Phinney Farmers Market is from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., with fresh produce, meat, cheese, bread, chocolates, beer, pizza, tamales and more.

Live music by Tommy Dean at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, listen to Pint & Dale sing “Songs of the Blue Divide.” Both concerts are free. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Help volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park build raised garden beds and construct a tool shed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Park, on North 87th Street between Evanston and Fremont avenues.

The Bitter Lake Community Center Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting the Bumps and Babies boutique and consignment event from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Fifty-percent discount on remaining items starts at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Public Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” set in the jazzy 1920s, from Friday through next Saturday at the Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake, 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N. This weekend’s performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is selling low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Evans Pool, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N. Cost is $20 for infant and children’s sizes; $30 for teens to adult size XXL.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14. Wearing a life jacket saves lives. Washington State law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest on vessels shorter than 19 feet, and there must be a life jacket on board for each person older than 12.

NW Biodiesel Network is hosting its first annual Biodiesel Car Show & Education Forum from 12-3 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the lower parking lot. It will focus on mechanical issues.

Ever wonder what cars can run biodiesel? Will the 2011 cars work with biodiesel? Do you need to make modifications? Can you get a diesel smart car? A small truck? Do you need to do anything special to your car in the winter? Can you buy an old Mercedes diesel and run biodiesel in it?

The NW Biodiesel Network is pleased to present “Dr. Dan” Dan Freeman of Dr. Dan’s Biodiesel, and Peter Ellison of Bug-Aid – European Auto Repair And Engineering .

Dan is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced biodiesel-friendly mechanics in the area, and is a frequent participant and contributor at NW Biodiesel Network Education Forums.

Peter of Bug-Aid is well known to many diesel users in the Seattle area, and we look forward to Peter’s insights.

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