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Storytime, zoo auction, bluegrass, holiday bookfest in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend

Here are some highlights of this weekend’s events in and near the neighborhood. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

How to Be Your Own Health Advocate from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Storytelling with Steph at 11 a.m. Friday at Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N.

Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Holiday Silent Auction on Friday in the zoo’s Education Center, adjacent to the south entrance. Admission to the auction is free (does not include zoo admission). Bake sale, auction preview and guaranteed bids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; silent auction and dinner/bake sale from 4-7:30 p.m. Parking is free after 4 p.m. Auction items include art by zoo animals, the opportunity to paint behind the scenes with a colony of Humboldt penguins, meet the zoo’s snow leopards up close, and a private keeper talk and enrichment program with the zoo’s Komodo dragon. Proceeds support the zoo’s conservation projects around the world.

Parents’ Night Out from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Emerald City Karate, 8314 Greenwood Ave. N.

Salmon Bay School Pancake Breakfast and Fair Trade Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Salmon Bay K-8, 1810 NW 65th St.

Strength 101 for Active Seniors workshop from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Seattle Folklore Society presents the bluegrass Kathy Kallick Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA in the Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $18 general, $16 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price.


The 6th annual Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the PNA. Meet your favorite local authors, who will sign their books, which you can purchase there from Secret Garden’s boutique bookstore. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle) and the PNA.

Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell ( all levels) from 2-4:15 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Green Lake Gobble Run is Sunday morning. Metro route 48 will be rerouted, and parking and traffic will be dicey, so plan accordingly.