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Phinney Farmers Market opens, live music, theater, dance, and bears in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

June 7th, 2013 · Comments

Lots to do in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend. Here are some highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.

The Phinney Farmers Market opens for the season from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh fruit, veggies, flowers, bread, ready-made foods and more.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jazz First Fridays with Ronin 3 & Guests at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Brazilian Folk Music by Choroloco at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Taproot Theatre continues its run of “Bach at Leipzig.”

Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Tim’s Tavern presents Karaoke with Katybelle at 8 p.m. Friday, Happy Hour Bingo at 4 p.m. Sunday, and Live Jazz Sundays at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Woodland Park Zoo’s Bear Affair is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Learn how to stay safe in bear country by properly storing food and garbage.

Bear Affair Campsite 3 Dennis Dow-resized

Harbor Church, 9204 11th Ave. NW, is hosting a Summer Kick-Off Celebration on Saturday with a free pancake breakfast from 9-11:30 a.m., and a free Mad Science show for children at 10:30 a.m.

Seattle School Board Member Sherry Carr hosts a District II Community Meeting from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.

Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club is hosting an International Regatta on Green Lake this weekend. Athletes from all around Puget Sound and Western Canada will compete in the 34th annual Ted Houk Memorial Regatta. This is the largest Olympic-style flat water race series in the Pacific Northwest. Races begin at 8 a.m. each day.

Nearby in Ballard, the Second Ascent Ballard Criterium begins at 3:30 p.m. Hundreds of people are expected to cheer on bike racers, and some downtown Ballard streets will be closed.

Also in Ballard, Crush Kids’ Cancer is teaming up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Cancer Advocacy Network Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital to host “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” at Hale’s Palladium from 5:30-10:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 8 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person; food and beverage are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer research, and shave donations will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund the most promising pediatric cancer research nationwide.

In Fremont, streets will be closed tonight for the Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay.

And don’t forget that Metro Transit will implement its quarterly service changes beginning Saturday.

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