Halloween events, live music, cider pressing, Bartell grand reopening this weekend

by | Oct 25, 2013

Tons of fun to be had in the neighborhood this weekend, including trick or treating and other Halloween events. Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.

The main Halloween event is the annual trick or treating at businesses all along Phinney and Greenwood avenues, from 12-3 p.m. Saturday. Bring a can of food or donate $2 to the Greenwood Food Bank and get a special sticker to wear. Other fun along the route: Illumination Learning Studio at 7720 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting a free Kids Monster Mash Halloween Dance Party and candy exchange from 12-4 p.m.; trick or treat and play games at “Halloween on Holman” from 12-2 p.m. Saturday at Carkeek Plaza and Holman Road Square; get a free children’s book from 12-3 p.m. at Couth Buzzard Books; children’s Halloween party at 12 p.m. at Works Progress Coworking, 115 N. 85th St., Upstairs in 202; Halloween Wonderland at 12 p.m. at American Dance Institute 8001 Greenwood Ave. N.

Woodland Park Zoo’s Pumpkin Bash is Saturday, where the animals get special treats; and the Pumpkin Dash fun run is Sunday at Green Lake.

Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the PNA, in the Brick Building.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Brother Sun in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price. Reserve seats online  or call 206-528-8523.

Live pipe organ music for the 1925 classic “Phantom of the Opera” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave. N. $10 suggested donation.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Troupeau Acadien — Cajun Music and Dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pint & Dale — Spooky Songs and Stories of the Sea Halloween Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Northern Tunes Session w/Rhythm Rollers at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank is hosting a cider pressing and food drive on Saturday. Bring a bag of food to donate and they’ll fill up your growler or other container with fresh pressed apple cider. Growlers and cups of hot cider will also be available for purchase and they’ll have candy for trick-or-treaters and an activity table for kids.

Come see plans for a new Seattle Police Department North Precinct on Aurora Avenue and North 130th Street. The open house is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bitter Lake Community Center gym, 13035 Linden Ave. N.

Ballard Preschool Co-op’s Gently Used Kids Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, in the Brick Building.

Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N., has a busy weekend of acoustic music. California duo Misner & Smith perform at 8 p.m. Friday; Leo MacNamara & Friends perform a live concert recording at 8 p.m. Saturday; and Eli Conley & Hitch the Pony perform at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Bartell Drugs celebrates its grand reopening at 100 N. 85th St. in Greenwood from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday with free samples, free hot dogs, free photo booth and a live radio broadcast.

Urban Food Fair at 5 p.m. Sunday at the PNA.

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