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Neighborhood news roundup: graffiti fine, park cleanup, literacy tutors, concerts, fundraising

The owners of the long-vacant building at 7706-7708 Greenwood Ave. N. were fined $200 last month for being a graffiti nuisance property. A city Hearing Examiner issued the fine on May 27, after the May 21 hearing. This is the second time the building’s owners have appeared before a Hearing Examiner in the last year. The Hearing Examiner did not fine them in 2013 because they cleaned up the graffiti just prior to the hearing and it was their first offense.
The Friends of Greenwood Park group is having a community work party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at 602 N. 87th St.

Stop by anytime. The Friends of Greenwood Park group will be doing some weeding, pruning and spreading mulch around the park. Bring your favorite garden tools and a friend/neighbor to help continue what we’ve come to enjoy these past 11 years. Great coffee to be provided from Monkey Grind – first come, first serve.

HD67 has opened in the former Francine Seders Gallery location at 6701 Greenwood Ave. N. HD67 bills itself as a “creative workshop rental, event and community space.”
Mark tells us that Bluegrass Jams, formerly at The Lamplighter pub on 85th and 8th in Greenwood, is looking for a new home.

The jam used to bring in anywhere between 5 – 30 musicians who would come from near and far to attend. The musicians are now looking for a venue to replace it, they would love for it to remain in the Greenwood/Phinney/Ballard area. If any of your readers know of a place that might be appropriate please have them contact me.

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The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for volunteers to help prepare food for a woman’s shelter run by a local church. Sign up online to prepare and deliver snacks and/or breakfast for up to 12 women on Saturday or Sunday evenings.
Northwest Chamber Chorus presents “Vices & Virtues” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N.

This program with music inspired by these age-old themes, includes songs by many different composers and from many different eras, including Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Tavener, Monteverdi, Thompson, Lauridsen, and Clausen.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 206-523-1196, or at the door: $22 general, $17 senior citizens, $12 students, $12 active singers. Children 6-12 admitted free with accompanying adult.
The city is providing matching funds for neighborhoods to support Night Out 2014 activities on Aug. 5. The deadline to apply for a Small Sparks Fund grant of up to $1,000 is June 23.
North Seattle Rotary is hosting a fundraising event for the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood. Full Moon Mini Golf Event is on Sunday July 12, at Interbay Golf, 2501 15th Ave. W. Cost is $25 per person; teams of four are encouraged. Tee times are 5 and 7 p.m. There’s a sign-up event from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Bill’s on Greenwood, 8560 Greenwood Ave. N. Funds will help the Boys & Girls Club equip their soon-to-be-remodeled kitchen.
FamilyWorks is looking for volunteer tutors for its summer Reading Buddies program in collaboration with the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club. The program connects volunteers with 6-12 year olds twice a week to read and do literacy activities together. Reading Buddies runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 1 through Aug. 14, from 3:30-5 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Sign up online.