Here are a few highlights of things to do in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Storytelling with Steph at 11 a.m. Friday at Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N.
Couth Buzzard Books presents Burgundy Pearl and Fine Company in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Classical Guitar Cabaret with Robert Vierschilling, Stella Kosim, Jessica Papkoff and Denis Ha at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The King County Seed Lending Library is hosting its Second Annual Seed Swap from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave., as part of National Seed Swap Day. The seed swap will be in rooms 6 and 7 of the Blue Building.
Please bring seeds if you have them. They can be homegrown or store-bought — even partially used packets. Attendees aren’t required to bring seeds to take them, but are asked to limit what they take in order for all to enjoy the swap.
Workshops will offer further education on saving and cleaning seeds. Speakers include KCSLL Co-director and Urban Food Warrior Caitlin Moore; author Bill Thorness (Edible Heirlooms, Cool Season Gardener); and author and educator Lisa Taylor (Your Farm in the City, Maritime Northwest Garden Guide).
Non-profit greening groups will be on hand, and you can learn about the library’s newest branch: the Phinney Neighborhood Association! The PNA has agreed to host the seed collection in its popular Tool Library. Starting in February, seeds can be “checked out” during the Tool Library’s regular hours.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Foghorn Stringband at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $18 general, $16 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more at-the-door)
The 7th Annual Beatles Sing-Along, a benefit for the Elizabeth Gregory Home (which provides transitional housing for women), is from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church’s Egan Hall, 123 N. 79th St. Adults $15, seniors $10, kids $5.
On tap for this year is Paul’s homage to his musician father, “When I’m Sixty Four”, and the Porters are pleased to be joined by three fine young musicians from the All City Clarinet Ensemble. This continues our tradition of enlisting the help of the abundant musical talent in our area in adding the great arrangements of Sir George Martin from the Beatles recordings to the live accompaniment for the sing-along.