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Neighborhood news roundup: library programs, street soccer tournament, business fundraising, Night Out registration

July 11th, 2014 · Comments

The Seattle Public Library has a bunch of special programs happening this summer for readers of all ages. Its “Zone In!” Summer of Learning program is designed to prevent summer setback among school-age children. The program runs through Aug. 31. Pick up an entry form at your local library and read 10 books or do special activities that include science or building something, creating artwork, learning a magic trick, etc. You’ll get a free book when signing up, a free day pass for your family to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture once you’ve completed 10 items, and if you turn in your form by Aug. 4 you’ll be entered into a drawing for the city librarian’s Breakfast of Champions event.

Teens and tweens can create and share videos, photos, GIFs, artwork, poetry or creative writing at teenspl.tumblr.com (#bysplteens).

While supplies last, they also will get free books when they come to the library for a program, attend an outreach event, or participate in an activity. Tweens and teens also can sign up online at seattle-summer-2014.bibliocommons.com to create an avatar, set up their own summer online bookshelf and earn badges.

This Saturday, kids ages 11 and up are invited to a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., to learn photography and graphic design skills. You’ll create a poster with an image you’ve created a message supporting your favorite cause. Cameras, laptops and Photoshop instruction will be provided, along with free pizza. Registration is required due to limited space. Call the Greenwood Library to sign up: 206-684-4086.

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Greenwood Street Soccer Tournament to benefit Fred Hutch at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., on Saturday, Aug. 9. Nearby School of Rock will host a day-long concert with a headliner at 7 p.m. Last year’s tournament raised nearly $5,000 for the Innovators Network at Fred Hutch. Register your team of six players in the Fun, Competitive, or Pro division.

Makeda Coffee, 153 N. 78th St., is now serving Indian dinners from 5:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Dishes include vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries and are priced between $8-$20.

Chaco Canyon Organic Cafes is in the final week of its Kickstarter campaign to create its new café in Greenwood.

Phinney Ridge Confections is a new company by neighbor Sheila Cain that offers homemade truffles for pickup and delivery to the Seattle area.

Harbor Church, 9204 11th Ave. NW, is looking to hire a part-time assistant teacher for its preschool beginning this fall.

This teacher would be in our preschool from 9 am – 1 pm 4 days per week (Tuesday – Friday) throughout the school year, acting as an assistant to our Lead Teacher in classroom management, teaching, facilitating playtime, snacks, and classroom organization. Pay is hourly. For more information or to apply, please contact us at (206) 414-5022 or walkonthepath@gmail.com.

The 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime is coming up on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Register your block party to get a permit to close the street.

Night Out is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with over 1,400 neighborhoods participating in 2013. It’s fun, free and offers a great opportunity to reconnect with your neighbors, share information with one another all while learning more about crime prevention. You do not need to be in an active Block Watch to hold a Night Out event.

Within the Night Out registration form, blocks are given the opportunity to close down the street. Please remember, in order to legally close the street a permit must be completed.

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