Here are some highlights of events happening in and around the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Positive Images of Aging Film Series, “My Afternoons with Margueritte,” from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.
Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
“Tap Me on the Shoulder,” a house concert at 8 p.m. Friday at 137 N. 84th St.
Fire Station 24, at 401 N. 130th St. in Broadview, is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday so the public can check out the fire station’s seismic and safety upgrades, and meet your local firefighters.
Fire Station 24 is one of 32 neighborhood fire stations being upgraded, renovated or replaced through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Program, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2003. Fire Station 24 houses one engine company (E24) and a reserve engine. It was built in 1975 and, as one of the newer stations in the system, was in generally fair condition but required minor seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards. Remodeling to enhance operations was also part of the $2.1 million project.
As part of the safety upgrades to the facility, seismic strengthening on the structure and asbestos abatement in the ceiling were performed. This project added decontamination facilities and EMS equipment storage, as well as new interior lighting and paint. The crew bunk and living areas and the physical training room were configured, and restroom facilities were altered to comply with current building codes.
The Women of Wonder 5K & 10K Race is at Green Lake on Sunday morning, so be prepared for traffic.
Metro Transit will reroute Route 28 and four others off the Fremont Bridge from midnight to 7 a.m. both Friday and Saturday due to bridge maintenance. Routes 26, 28, 31, 32 and 40 will instead travel via Nickerson Street and the Ballard Bridge in both directions, serving all posted stops along the reroute. See Metro’s Service Advisories page for specific reroute information.
First Sunday Seattle Roda de Choro at 2 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Keep your eyes open for a group of two dozen or so people who will walk from the Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In to the other five Dick’s locations on Sunday, to raise money for homeless organizations. The Holman Road Dick’s in Crown Hill-Greenwood will be their third stop of the day; they expect to arrive around 3 p.m.
The fourth annual Dick’s Drive-In Walk-A-Thon supports a number of organizations that help the homeless, including Mary’s Place, FirstPlace School, FareStart, ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, The Compass Center, Operation Nightwatch, St. Martin de Porres Shelter and Cocoon House. Dick’s will match up to $2,000 collected by walk-a-thon participants and the restaurants’ Change for Charity buckets on the day of the walk.
You can join the walk when it begins at 10 a.m. at the Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In. Walkers who make a donation of $20 or more at the Edmonds start will receive a punch card to take to each store and an orange t-shirt to wear on the walk. The entire route is about 22 miles. Their route is here and you can follow them on their Facebook page.