June got off to a shaky start with buckets of rain on Thursday, but here’s to happy thoughts of a sunny weekend and plenty of fun things to do in the neighborhood. Here are a few highlights. As always, you can check out our Events calendar anytime.
The Phinney Farmers Market opens for the season Friday. From 3-7 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., get fresh veggies, fruit, chocolate, bread, cider, honey, cheese, flowers and lots more from a couple dozen vendors. Listen to bluegrass band $4 Shoe from 3- 5 p.m. and kids’ entertainer Caspar Babypants from 5-7 p.m.
The Greenwood Senior Center presents another “Senior Center without Walls” class: Learn to Draw at the Phinney Farmers Market, from 4-5 p.m. every Friday from now through July 29. Cost is $10 for PNA members, $12 for non-members.
Meet at the Phinney Farmers Market and draw whatever catches your eye! The class is led by Susan Schneider. Susan will work with each student individually as well as do some demonstration. This class is for absolute beginners and those who love drawing outdoors. Bring a sketchpad, pencils, pens, and erasers. A minimum of 3 students must be signed up for each class for the class to run. The center will notify you the Thursday before if the class is canceled.
Register for each class by calling the Greenwood Senior: (206) 297-0875 or emailing Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Bear Affair & Big Howl for Wolves is Saturday. At 11 a.m. watch a demonstration of a grizzly tearing through a campsite to learn how to avoid attracting bears while camping. Adventurer and ecologist Chris Morgan will sign his new book, “Bears of the Last Frontier” from 12-1 p.m.
Chris Morgan, co-founder of the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project, was spotlighted last month on PBS’s Nature, Bears of the Last Frontier. Morgan will narrate the campsite demo and will sign his companion book to the three-part series, which contains behind-the-scenes original content. The special series followed Morgan on a year-long, 3,000-mile exploration into bear country across the length of five dramatically diverse Alaskan ecosystems, observing and filming up close these fascinating animals and the people that share bear habitat. DVDs of the series also will be for sale at the book signing and in the ZooStores.
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jazz First Fridays with Kenny Mandell and Don Berman at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Threshold Theater: Rock & A Hard Place Café – Stories Through Tough Times, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Film screening and discussion of “In Sickness and in Wealth” is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Community Hall in the brick building.