Here are a few highlights of events happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check out our Events calendar any time for more.
Phinney Farmers Market runs from 3-7 p.m. Friday, with fresh produce, bread, flowers and lots more, in the parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents a special book reading by Bharti Kirchner starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday: “Tulip Season: A Mitra Basu Mystery.”
Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, 108 NW 83rd St., is hosting its annual Book & Media Sale on Saturday.
The Greenwood Car Show takes over the length of Greenwood Avenue North from North 65th to North 90 streets on Saturday. The show runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the road will be closed from 5 a.m. to about 6:30 p.m. About 60,000 people are expected to check out the classic and collector vehicles.
A benefit for Rosalie Sorrells, with Gary Kanter, Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston, starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Bruce Molsky and Jim Miller perform old-time fiddle music at 9 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door. You can also see a live webcast on Empty Sea Television.
Starting Sunday, you’ll need to bring your own shopping bags to grocery stores, or pay a five-cent per paper bag fee. Seattle Public Utilities and Safeway stores will give away more than 32,000 free reusable bags to shoppers while supplies last, beginning Sunday. Those thin plastic bags will be a thing of the past, but thicker (2.25 millimeters or greater, like many department stores use) are considered reusable and might be provided free, depending on the store).
Looking ahead to next week, the PNA hosts a public viewing of the Euro 2012 soccer final, starting at 11:45 a.m. Monday, in Community Hall.
And garbage, yard waste and recycling pickups are on a normal schedule on July 4, but the North Transfer Station will be closed to the public.