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Neighborhood news roundup – bookstore closing, beer tasting room opening, fundraisers

Lantern Brewing’s tasting room finally opens on May 1 at 938 N. 95th St. Hours will be from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Santoro’s Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., says farewell with a big party this Saturday night from 5-7 p.m. There will be food, beverages, a free Santoro’s T-shirt with every purchase over $100 (while supplies last), and a $5 refund on every purchase over $25. The store will reopen sometime in June as Phinney Books with new owners Tom Nissley and Laura Silverstein.
The Box and Bottle restaurant will have its soft opening at 8576 Greenwood Ave. N. starting on Monday, May 5, with hours from 4-8 p.m. daily through next Thursday. They’ll have their grand opening during next weekend’s huge neighborhood PhinneyWood ArtWalk – The Big One, with hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, May 9-10. Beginning Monday, May 12, The Box and Bottle will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Owners Singyn Hunter and Patricia Bellafato also co-own The Blue Glass on 65th and own Evolution Revolution Food Truck.
The soon-to-open tavern at 123 N. 85th St. has already changed its name from Katzenklavier to The Cozy Nut Tavern, according to the bar’s Facebook page. It’s looking at a May 15 opening.
Registration for 826 Seattle’s annual Dance Your Cash Off begins May 1. The main event is from 6-11 p.m. on June 19 at Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave. The fundraiser benefits 826 Seattle’s literacy and tutoring programs.
May is Bike to School/Work month. Please be extra careful with all the extra bikes out there.
Two neighborhood organizations have received federal homeless assistance funds. New Beginnings, a non-profit that provides shelter and advocacy for battered women and children, will receive $326,054 to provide 17 units of shelter. Solid Ground-Broadview will receive $158,620 for 20 units.
A yoga benefit in Lake City will provide funds for the Healthy HIP Packs program, which sends food home each weekend for more than 100 children who don’t have enough food at home. The program is at four Seattle schools, including Viewlands Elementary in Greenwood/Broadview. The all-levels fundraiser is from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Saturday at Two Dog Yoga, 12549 28th Ave NE. Suggested donation is $25. Advanced registration and payment required.
Soulumination, a non-profit organization that provides free portraits for families facing terminal and life-threatening illness, is hosting a fundraising clothing sale called “Fashion for the Soul, A Woman’s boutique” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 5201 11th Ave. NW. Appetizers and adult beverages will be served. Cash and credit cards accepted.
Seattle Mindfulness Center opened at 6306 Phinney Ave. N. in January. The center offers individual and couples therapy, mindfulness-based classes, a community meditation group and professional training. Samara Serotkin is a licensed psychologist who has opened up a private practice called Focus and Thrive inside the center.

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