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Valentine’s fun, other weekend events

A lot of fun times to be had in the neighborhood this weekend.
Tonight is the monthly neighborhood Artwalk. Dozens of neighborhood art galleries and other businesses will host artists from various mediums, from steampunk jewelry at Yvonne Palermo Studios inside the Greenwood Collective, 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1, to photography and art by Fabiola Reina (image at right) at Balderdash Books & Art, 8536 Greenwood Ave. N. Check out the Artwalk website for a full list and map.
Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St., is having open mic night from 6:15-10:15 p.m. Friday.
The Pacific NW Folklore Society performs British Isles traditional music from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Some streets around Green Lake will be closed Saturday morning for the annual Valentine’s Day Dash. For more information, check out our sister site, My Green Lake.
Animals at the Woodland Park Zoo will be getting special Valentine’s Day treats from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Otters at the zoo get special ice pops made from fruit juice and smelt.
Learn how to seismically retrofit your house, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
The Tarantells perform live Italian music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at The Olive & Grape, 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle Folklore Society performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Take part in a singer/songwriter’s circle at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios.
Shapenote Singing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.
And a reminder that Saturday is Neighbor Appreciation Day. If you’ve got awesome neighbors who lend a hand with yard work or childcare, now’s a good time to tell them how much you appreciate them. Pick up a free card from libraries or the PNA, or email one. And stop by the temporary Fire Station 21 at the corner of North 68th Street and Greenwood Avenue North from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for a public tour and display of firefighting equipment.
You can always check out our Events Calendar for daily events in the neighborhood.