Plenty to do in the PhinneyWood ‘hood this weekend. Here’s a sampling; check our Events calendar any time for more.
Umpqua Bank at 7120 Greenwood Ave. N. is celebrating National Teach Your Children to Save Week with treats and arts and crafts from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, plus a sing-along with Phinney Ridge’s own Gary Paine.
Julie Massey and The Five Finger Discount and Jean Mann in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 at the door. (Also webcasting live and on-demand in HD via Empty Sea Television.)
Bill Davie and Kat Eggleston in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. On Saturday, hear “Music of the Blue Divide” from Pint & Dale, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Both concerts are free; food and beer and wine available for purchase.
Greenwood Elementary School is having a work party and community meeting for its new garden on Saturday. Ground breaking starts at 9 a.m.; community meeting and refreshments are at 9:30 a.m. Work parties are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Children welcome – and encouraged – to help!
PlaySpace at Emmanuel is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at 510 N. 49th St.
Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club is holding a plant liquidation from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the boathouse at 5900 E. Green Lake Way.
The Greenwood Food Bank is collecting food and hygiene items at two sites around the neighborhood this weekend. Volunteers will be at the Greenwood Safeway and Ken’s Market from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. In addition to non-perishable food items, the Food Bank likes to be able to hand out hygiene items such as bars of soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo.
Phinney Preschool Co-op‘s Gently-Used Kids Clothing & Gear Sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Shop for shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear, maternity wear, etc. Fifty-percent discounts on many items starts at 12 p.m.
PhinneyWood Prenatal Women’s Fair from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Free for expecting mothers and women with children. Sponsored by Vitality Specific Chiropractic, Whole Life Yoga, and Northwest Association for PostPartum Support.
Are you having a baby or thinking about it? Join us to learn more about prenatal yoga, doula & postpartum services, prenatal massage & chiropractic, prenatal & newborn photography, midwifery services, parenting services, and hypno-birthing. Learn the difference between doula and midwife services; sample organic baby food; meet lactation specialists; get answers to questions about vaccinations; enjoy a FREE massage; lots of prizes and services will be given away.
The Chocolate Shoe Box, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N., is part of the World Wide Vegan Bake Sale all weekend. Money raised goes to Action for Animals and Precious Life Animal Sanctuary.
Pinkerton Design Studio Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 7003 3rd Ave. NW. Cash only. Greeting cards, journals, calendars, invitations, gift wrap, etc.
Brother Sun performs a Seattle Folklore Society concert from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $16; $2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids $8. Reserve your spot online or call 206-528-8523.
MKG Martial Arts and friends are holding another fundraiser for 17-year-old Ruby Smith, who is battling Burkitt’s Lymphoma. (Her father is co-owner of Greenwood’s Couth Buzzard Books). On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MKG at Northgate, 10722 5th Ave. NE, pilates instructor Mari LaRocca will teach a workshop on using foam rollers for self-massage, myofascial release, core-stability, development and stretching. The workshop is free, with all donations of any amount going to Ruby’s family to help pay her medical bills. Please RSVP on Facebook or call 206-789-2411. And you can watch a touching video that Seattle Children’s put together on Ruby learning photography while in the hospital.
The Top Pot Doughnut Dash is Sunday morning at Green Lake, starting and ending at the Community Center on the east side of the lake. Be prepared for about 3,500 runners and lots of cars in the area.
The Guitar Store at 8310 Aurora Avenue North is hosting a “Sunday Morning Greenlake Guitar Mob” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and collecting donations for the Greenwood Food Bank.
Everyone is welcome. We meet at The Guitar Store or in The Boardroom Cafe at 9:30. At 9:45 we head out to walk around Greenlake. The first 200 people with a non perishable donation gets a t shirt , a chance to meet fellow guitarists and just a bit of health. If this takes off we may just do it all summer. Everyone who participates gets 15% at The Guitar Store for the next year (very limited exceptions). Bring a can of food for the Greenwood Food Bank.