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Farmers markets, live music, kayaking in the neighborhood this weekend

Summer is winding down, but there’s still plenty to do in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for what’s happening.
The Phinney Farmers Market is open from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the lower parking lot at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
At Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., you can catch legendary poet/guitarist Jim Page from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday; and Rebecca Cohen, Caryn Kupferman and surprise guest “Ann Friend” in a singer/songwriter circle from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is hosting its annual fundraiser for Greenwood’s own nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826 Seattle. Naked City has once again brewed up a special batch of pale ale “826 Luminosity.” Proceeds from all pints sold on Sunday, Aug. 26, will go to the nonprofit, as well as $1 from that beer sold on Friday and Saturday. The official “826 Day at Naked City” party is from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., with live music and prizes.
The 2012 USA Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships are underway at Green Lake. The Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club is hosting the event at the Green Lake Small Craft Center, at the southwest corner of the lake. Be aware of extra traffic and people around the lake this weekend, and parking may be tough.
Don’t forget that all branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed next week for a furlough, and they’ll be closed on Labor Day. The Greenwood Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. All branches will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
A little north of Greenwood, the Foss Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Foss Village, 13023 Greenwood Ave. N.