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Weekend happenings in the ‘hood

Plenty of fun to be had around Greenwood-Phinney this weekend.
The Phinney Community Chorus presents its Haiti Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 78th and Greenwood. This photo shows Director Maggie McClellan putting the Chorus through its paces at last night’s rehearsal.

The performance features a variety of world music, from Medieval to Zulu. Admission is free, but donations are accepted for “Education for Prosperity,” the organization through which the chorus has been supporting Lekol Pa Nou, a school in Pichon, Haiti, for the past several years. (Thanks to Rebecca Galloway for the photo.)
The weekly Phinney Farmers Market is tonight (Friday) from 3-7 p.m. in the lower parking lot of the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh local produce, chocolates, bread, pastries, jams, wine, cider and more, plus dinner food by Veraci Pizza, Pan Africa and Patty Pan Grill.
The new Community Resource Center – housing the Greenwood Food Bank, Senior Companion Program, and Disability Services – celebrates its grand opening tonight from 5-8 p.m. at 9041 Greenwood Ave. N. The community is invited to stop by to hear live music, view art from local artists, enjoy some yummy refreshments, and take a tour of the facility. Celebrity chef Tom Douglas will be cooking up salmon.
The monthly Art Up Artwalk features art by local artists at three dozen businesses along Phinney-Greenwood avenues, and a few off the beaten path, from 6-9 p.m. tonight. Check out the list of participating businesses here.
World Cup fever continues at several venues around the neighborhood. The Phinney Neighborhood Center at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. will show two live games on the big screen (14 by 8 feet) Saturday (Argentina vs. Nigeria at 7 a.m., doors open at 6:30 a.m.) and USA vs. England at 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 10:30 a.m.) On Sunday, they’ll show the recorded game of Germany vs. Australia at 2 p.m. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 for adults, $2 for kids or $10 for the whole family. Food by Pan Africa and Zeeks Pizza and face painting by Alethea.

Photo by Alex Eckardt, PNA.
You can also watch the World Cup at 74th St. Ale House, the Wing Dome and Kangaroo & Kiwi. I’m sure lots of other places are showing the games – if you know of one, please put a note below in comments.
Celebrate North Seattle aims to help you learn more about many of the other businesses in Oak Tree Village and along the nearby stretch of the Aurora corridor.

The free community block party is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Oak Tree Cinemas, 10006 Aurora Ave. N., and features entertainment for the whole family including music from Sid Law, inflatables, children’s games and food. In addition, door prizes and gift bags will be provided by a variety of local businesses and community groups.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to get to know our neighbors in this unique community,” says Epic Life Church Pastor, Keith Carpenter. “There is so much good in North Seattle and along Aurora – we want to see that being celebrated. Getting to know one another is the first step.”