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Community news roundup

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, A Muse is giving away a $250 value gift bag of paper-crafting supplies. To nominate your favorite local teacher, just enter their name and school at A Muse at 7107 Greenwood Ave. N. The winner will be drawn at random on Friday.

Metropolis is giving away a bag of goodies valued at more than $100 in honor of Mother’s Day. Shop at the store until Friday and enter to win with each purchase. The prize drawing will be held on Friday, and the basket available for pickup on Sunday.

Mondes Nouveaux is looking for families in Phinney and Greenwood to host a French exchange student for three weeks this summer. If you’re interested, contact Jamin Henderson at 360-661-0552 or [email protected].
Phinney resident Cecile Andrews, author of “Less Is More,” “Slow Is Beautiful,” and “Circle of Simplicity,” will speak about Community Happiness Circles at this year’s Seattle Green Festival, May 21-22 at Qwest Field Event Center.

Seattle Green Festival is an energetic weekend of eco-innovations and hands-on demonstrations focusing on putting green into daily routines. The festival will feature 125 speakers, 300 “screened for green” businesses, workshops, live music and vegetarian cuisine, and great kids’ activities.

For a free pass to the festival, email Cecile at [email protected].
Woodland Park Zoo is hosting “Mom and Me at the Zoo” on Mother’s Day this Sunday. It’s included in zoo admission; moms get in half-price. Families can enjoy live entertainment in the North Meadow, including ARC Dance and Roberto the Magnificent, Cougar Mountain Cookies, bounce houses, crafts and face painting.

“Mom and Me at the Zoo” includes activities for all ages. Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.
And a little crime note:
The Washington State Liquor Store at 92nd and Greenwood Avenue North was burglarized at 5 a.m. Tuesday by two suspects who smashed open the front door and stole a bunch of lottery tickets. See the full details on the Seattle Police Department Blotter.