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News roundup: Camp fair, transit survey, Neighborhood Matching Fund workshops, car break-in

Taproot Theatre will host a Camp Fair from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in its Stage Door Café, 208 N. 85th St., during the May Artwalk. Parents and children can learn more about various local organizations offering summer camps.

Greenwood resident Stefanie Malone is the executive director of National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) in Seattle. The Seattle Times interviewed Malone for an article about the festival on Sunday.

If you buy the Real Change newspaper from vendors around the neighborhood, you can now use your Android smartphone to pay for an e-version. Download Real Change’s new app, then scan the QR code on each vendors’ badge. Paper copies still cost $2; digital versions will cost $2.99, which includes a fee from digital content providers. Vendors will receive $1.49 from the sale of the digital version, and $1.40 from the sale of the paper version.

The City of Seattle is looking for input on its proposal for a $900 million levy to replace the existing $365 million Bridging the Gap levy that will expire at the end of this year. You can give your two cents in an online survey.

Metro Transit is conducting a survey about its services. You can take the survey in English, or Spanish.

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund is hosting workshops for community groups interested in the Small and Simple Projects Fund, which provides matching awards of up to $25,000 for community-building projects. Each workshop includes an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP call 206-733-9916 or go online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMFWorkshop. The closest workshop to our neighborhood is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, at Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, in the multipurpose room. The deadline for applications for the next round of funding is June 1.

Jessie says her car was broken into by the soccer fields at Green Lake last Saturday. Her red 2004 Chevy Tahoe with Idaho plates was parked just a few yards from the fields at Green Lake Way and 53rd Street. Around 3 p.m., someone broke the lock on the passenger door and stole a hidden denim blue canvas JPK purse with black leather handles and gold ornamentation, as well as an off-white canvas bag printed with blue horses. If anyone has any information, please email her at [email protected].