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Neighborhood news roundup

Here’s a roundup of news tidbits from the neighborhood.
The new Made Sewing Studio, at 8408 Greenwood Ave. N., is having a “Friday Night Holiday Shopping” on Dec. 16, where parents can drop off their kids (cost is $30/child) for a few hours so they can craft and play while parents go shopping or out for dinner.
Made is also hosting a “Winter Sew-Cation” during the last two weeks of December, with classes for kids and teens. Classes include: Fashion Design, DIY Animal Factory, Wallet Creation, Messenger Bag, and Leggings/Yoga pants.
All 58 Bartell Drugs locations, including Greenwood at 120 N. 85th St., are collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army’s “Toy ‘n’ Joy” drive through Dec. 11.
“The need this year is especially great. While you’re out doing your holiday shopping, pick up a toy for the “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive to make the holiday season brighter for deserving children,” George D. Bartell, Chairman and CEO of Seattle-based Bartell Drugs, said in a press release. “The generosity and support of our customers over the past seven years has been gratifying.”
Two Greenwood youth are performing in the Northwest Boychoir’s “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” at nine concerts from Dec. 9-21.
Juan Hillon, 10, and Madeleine Zeiler, 13, are part of the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.

Photo courtesy of Northwest Boychoir.
The closest performance to our neighborhood is at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at St. Alphonsus Church, 5816 15th Ave. NW. in Ballard. Tickets for reserved seating at $24 for adults, $19 for seniors, and $14 for students. Check out the website for the full performance schedule. Advance tickets are available through the Northwest Choirs at 206-524-3234 or online at www.nwchoirs.org.