Farmers Market, live music, garage sale in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

by | Jul 27, 2012

Here are a few event highlights for the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. in the lower parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. (The market has been moved from the upper to the lower parking lot now that construction has begun on an elevator in the Blue Building, and construction vehicles and material are in the upper lot.)

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café presents “A Victory Music Sampler” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.; and “Mia Vermillion: A Night of the Blues” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Crown Hill neighborhood is having its huge sixth annual neighborhood garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Check out the website for a map of sites between 6th and 24th avenues northwest, and NW 75th Street north to Carkeek Park. More than 65 households participated last year. Lemonade and treat stands will be scattered throughout the neighborhood.

The WingDome is hosting its annual “Lord of the Wings” contest from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at each of the four WingDome locations, including 7818 Greenwood Ave. N. The Championship Wing Off is on Aug. 5, and the winner of that gets a trip to the National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Don’t forget that Seafair is really taking over the city this weekend, with the Torchlight Run and Parade on Saturday night, so plan ahead if you’ll be driving downtown. About 300,000 people are expected to line the parade route along Fourth Avenue.

You have one week left to enter the naming contest for Woodland Park Zoo’s three female Visayan warty pigs. The winner receives a $500 Visa gift card. The contest is open to all ages.

Photo by Dennis Dow, Woodland Park Zoo.

The zoo has chosen six names native to the warty pigs’ homeland of the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines.

  • Adlaw (sun)
  • Bulak (flower)
  • Lasang (forest)
  • Magdula (playful)
  • Banhaan (nosey)
  • Guapa (beautiful)

Looking ahead to next week, Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a community meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., about designing new bench pads for benches on the east side of the lake between the community center and the beach.

The intent of this project is to provide a variety of seating opportunities for park users. The new benches would allow citizens to sit back to back and view the lake or watch the stream of walkers, runners and rolling activities on the Green Lake path. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the background of the bench project and gather feedback from community members.

These special double backed park benches feature curved forms, arm rests, and hard wood seats and backs. The benches were once located in Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. The benches will be accessible for people with disabilities.

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