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News roundup: Greenwood author publishes 3rd book, preschool and gym open houses, car smash and grab

Whole Life Yoga owner Tracy Weber has released her third book in the “Downward Dog” series about yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her dog Bella, “Karma’s a Killer.”

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson is about to discover that when it comes to murder, there’s no place like om. When she agrees to teach doga—yoga for dogs—at a fundraiser for Dogma, a local animal rescue, Kate believes the only real damage will be to her reputation. But when an animal rights protest at the event leads to a suspicious fire and a drowning, a few downward-facing dogs will be the least of Kate’s problems…

The police arrest Dharma, a woman claiming to be Kate’s estranged mother, and charge her with murder. To prove Dharma’s innocence, Kate, her boyfriend Michael, and her German shepherd sidekick Bella dive deeply into the worlds of animal activism, organizational politics, and the dangerous obsessions that drive them.

Revel Athletics at 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 101, is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Revel opened on Nov. 30, offering barre and yoga classes. It is a sister gym to CrossFit Phinney Ridge right next door. The open house will have a free yoga class from 10-11 a.m., then mimosas and snacks from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Strokes Paint & Sip Studio at 8503 Greenwood Ave. N. appears to have closed. The space is for lease and the website has expired. An email message has not been returned.

Glenn tells us someone smashed in the rear window of a car parked right under street lights on North 72nd Street between Fremont and Linden Avenues last Saturday night. Several items were taken out of the back.

North Seattle Fives Cooperative School is hosting an open house from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at 5515 Phinney Ave., N. across from the zoo. Prospective families wishing to enroll must first observe a class, then submit a registration form by Feb. 13.

North Seattle Fives is a pre-K program designed to meet the needs of children who are too young for kindergarten or who would benefit from another year before starting kindergarten. Class meets M, T, Th, F from 9:30 – 1:30. Monthly tuition is approx. $280 per child and parents participate in the classroom one day per week.

The gender-balanced classroom, across the street from Woodland Park Zoo, provides a stimulating and emotionally supportive environment for the children. Teacher Aaron, easy-going and inventive, brings a ukulele to circle time. Meet him and parents of the current class at the open house to learn more.

Admission is determined by a lottery in February. Priority registration is given to children turning 5 before December 31, 2016, but children turning 5 before March 31, 2017 are encouraged to apply.