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Neighborhood news roundup: charity nominations, youth basketball, hypnosis, shelter

Here’s a roundup of various news in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge.
Phinney Estate Law is asking for nominations for charities to add to its charity discount program. The program currently includes Seattle Milk Fund, PAWS, Within Reach, Food Lifeline, PEPS, and Seattle Works. The law firm wants its next three charities to be in the Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood. Law office clients who leave $500 to one of the selected charities in their will receives a 10 percent discount on estate planning fees. Nominations for Greenwood-Phinney non-profits may be made on Phinney Estate Law’s Facebook page.
Olive Beauty Lounge, 701 NW 70th St., is having its grand opening party from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. The salon’s website is up but not populated yet, but you can keep up with the salon’s news on its Facebook page.
Woodland Park Zoo is offering half off admission to anyone wearing Seahawks gear on Jan. 11-13.
The North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N., is gearing up for its elementary school age basketball league. More information and registration online.
Greenwood’s The Fiber Gallery donated $200 worth of yarn to a formerly homeless woman whose moving van was stolen, along with all her knitting supplies to begin her own small business. Watch KOMO’s report.
Amy Meister-Stetson, certified hypnotherapist and childbirth educator, has opened Body-Centered Hypnosis for Birth, at 1405 NW 85th St. Body-Centered Hypnosis for Birth is “a specialized form of hypnosis that is highly effective in facilitating prenatal bonding, increasing self-confidence, decreasing fear and anxiety, lessening the need for medical interventions, and supporting healthy adjustment after delivery,” according to the press release.
Varnish Salon, 7407 Greenwood Ave. N., was named Best New Neighborhood Salon in Seattle Magazine’s December “Best of 2012” issue.
Hazel Salon & Organics, 5817 Phinney Ave. N., is donating 10 percent of its product sales in January to New Beginnings, a Greenwood-area shelter for battered women and their children.
Chuck’s Hop Shop, on the corner of NW 85th Street and 8th Avenue NW, is hosting “Blockhead Trivia” on the second Tuesday every month at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, with all entry fees going to the Greenwood Food Bank.
Emmanuel Church, 503 N. 50th St., is hosting a seasonal men’s shelter for the Seattle Gospel Mission. The shelter will sleep up to 30 men and operate from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week through March 15.
8 Limbs Yoga in Phinney Ridge is looking for a part-time Studio Manager, to work 16 hours a week. For a full job description and application instructions, email [email protected] and write “Phinney Ridge Studio Manager” in the subject line.