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Storytelling, theater, music, kickboxing, Nepal fundraiser 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.
Storytelling with Steph at 11 a.m. Friday at Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N.
Bike to Work Day is Friday so please be aware of all the extra bicycles that will be on the road. Stop by our neighborhood’s Bike to Work commute station between 7-9 a.m. at Greenwood Park (on the east side), co-hosted by Greenwood-Phinney Greenways and G&O Family Cyclery, with donuts, bagels, coffee, and free bike-related gear courtesy of Cascade Bicycle Club.
The Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., is hosting a special screening of “Speaking of Dying” from 3-5 p.m. Friday.

“This film inspires and encourage you to talk to your friends, family, and medical providers about your own choices. It will help you believe that you can have a peaceful ending that will be a gift to yourself and your loved ones.

Senior Center social worker Carin Mack will lead a follow-up discussion from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. RSVP at 206-297-0875.
Emerald City Karate, 8314 Greenwood Ave. N., is offering a free fitness kickboxing class at 1 p.m. every Saturday in May. They hope to start regular kickboxing classes in June.
Makeda Coffee, 153 N. 78th St., potluck and recipe exchange from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick: Singing the Songs of Vern & Ray at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $20 general, $18 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more at the door).

Strangers” at The Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N., at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Jeeves Intervenes” opens at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.
Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels) is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
The Olive & Grape restaurant, at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a fundraiser buffet dinner from 4-8 p.m. Sunday to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders’ Nepal Rescue and Relief efforts. Amalia Rubin will share the music of Tibet and Nepal, while Seumas Gagné will perform harp music and songs of Gaelic Scotland. Admission to the buffet dinner is $15. There also will be raffles and a silent auction to raise more funds for relief efforts. If you can donate items to the silent auction, contact Paola at 206-724-0272.
Ballard’s Syttende Mai Parade is Sunday, celebrating Norwegian Constitution Day and Nordic heritage. The parade starts at NW 62nd Street and 24th Avenue NW, travels southbound on 24th, turning eastbound on NW Market Street, then southbound on Ballard Avenue NW, ending at NW Dock Place. The parade begins at 4 p.m. with streets reopened at 7 p.m. About 4,500 people are expected to attend.