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Pancake breakfast, difficult conversations series, school board member meetings, seed swap, concerts, dogs at a bookstore, remodel fair in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

Here are some highlights of what’s happening in and around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Difficult Conversations Series: The Social Constructs of Race from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

It’s opening weekend for Taproot Theatre‘s “Silent Sky,” running through Feb. 27.

The PNA’s annual meeting and pancake breakfast is from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Seattle School Boardmember Rick Burke will meet with constituents of District II from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. District I Boardmember Scott Pinkham will meet with constituents from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.

Couth Buzzard Books presents Classical Guitar Cabaret — Robert Vierschilling, Stella Kosim, Jessica Papkoff and Ken Alia at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Burgundy Pearl & Taylor, Durdle, Caldwell Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Great Seattle Seed Swap is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, in the Blue Building.

Bring seeds if you can, or just come and get a few. Bring your own seed packets, or make them from paper at the swap. Best to have your seeds fully labeled with plant type, variety and date the seed was saved. You can even bring partial packets of commercial seed!

Free class on iPad Photography Basics from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

Take your Dog to a Bookstore from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Phinney Books, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. with four authors reading from their dog-lover books. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

Christ the King Catholic School Open House from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at 415 N. 117th St., followed by Bingo Night from 5-7 p.m.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Local Songwriter Showcase with Jaspar Lepak, Ian McFeron, Matt Price and Tai Shan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, in the Brick Building. Tickets are $16 general; $14 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids are half price.


PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair: “Smaller Living, Larger Life” is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center, in the Blue Building. Admission is $4 for PNA members, $6 general public.

Looking ahead to next week:

The PNA Village presents “Creating a Safe Space for the Aging LGBTQ Community” from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Phinney Center, in the Blue Building.

Aging brings new challenges, and people who are aging as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender sometimes face added challenges given the prejudices that still exist in our society.

Please join us for this panel presentation and discussion to learn more about those challenges and what we can do and say to be sensitive, helpful, and affirming to the LGBT members of our community.

Panel members include representatives from PFLAG, the Village, and the NW LGBT Care Providers Network.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to [email protected] or206.789.1217