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Halloween events, live music, garden workshop and Dia de los Muertos in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar for more.

Taproot Theatre is hosting a special Halloween event from 6-8 p.m. Friday night with dinner, cookie decorating and entertainment from the Taproot Theatre Improv Team, 208 N. 85th St.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Johnsmith at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price.

For thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad, becoming a favorite at festivals, clubs, house concerts, and songwriting camps. With his faded jeans, twinkly blue eyes, his infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences—you get the sense that this is a man who loves his life, his family and friends, and who loves nothing more than sharing that love in song and story.

In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released seven solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting, and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville. This is his first Puget Sound-area concert as part of the release tour of his latest CD, “The Longing Road.”

Babysitter Training class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PNA.

West Woodland Fall Garden Workshop & Party from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at West Woodland Elementary School, 5601 4th Ave. NW.

Día de los Muertos celebration from 5:30-9 p.m. at the PNA. Meet in Community Plaza in the upper parking lot for a parade through the neighborhood, followed by entertainment, sugar skull decoratng and more inside.

Seattle Harmony Voice Lab from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday at the PNA.

First Sunday Seattle Roda de Choro from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time. It’s also a good time to replace batteries in your smoke detectors.