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Neighborhood news roundup

Here are a few newsy tidbits from around the neighborhood.
A la Mode Pies will officially open at 5821 Phinney Ave. N. on Thursday, Nov. 10. The café will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, serving up pie, coffee and Bluebird ice cream. They also deliver whole pies right to your doorstep.

A la Mode Pies first opened about two years ago, delivering pies from Capitol Hill. This will be its first café.
The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Dia de los Muertos Festival is from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday.

Join us for the annual Day of the Dead celebration! The festivities will include Mexican folkloric dancing, storytelling, Aztec dancers, sugar skulls, an art show, a raffle, food and much more!
There is a community altar set up in the Phinney Center. It is open for anyone to bring photographs or mementos of those loved ones who have passed. Friday’s celebration will begin with a remembrance at the altar.

Janet Klinger Photography, 6120 Phinney Ave. N., is offering free portrait sessions on Nov. 9 to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Just bring a new toy or book to your 30-minute session. You can also bring a check made out to Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, and designate “Child Life Department Toy Fund.”
The Greenwood Senior Center’s next Alzheimer’s Café is next Tuesday at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café, 6412 Phinney Ave. N. The social event is from 3:30-5 p.m. and is free; you just pay for your drink and dessert.

Modeled after a large movement in Europe, the Alzheimer Café is a café for people with memory loss and their care partners providing an outlet for interaction, an opportunity to get out and socialize in a safe environment. No judgment, no expectation…just support, good food and fun!

Finally, this isn’t in our neighborhood, but there’s a good chance you may need to take your kids to Children’s Hospital at some point. They’ve just opened up a new Urgent Care Clinic, where you can go instead of the Emergency Room when your children doesn’t quite need emergency care. (Thanks to our friends at My Local Health Guide for the post.)