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Fundraisers, kids gear sale, jazz jam and benefit concert in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting an all-day fundraiser today (Friday) for the Greenwood Relief Fund, to help businesses and residents affected by the March 9 natural gas explosion. All profits from book sales today go to the fund. Neighborhood author Mike Attebery has donated several copies of his last three books to the store, so all funds from the sale of his books will go to the fund. Two of his books are partially set in Greenwood (“Seattle on Ice” and “Bloody Pulp.”)

As part of Phinney Books’ fundraiser, there’s a silent auction for local artist Mark O’Malley’s paintings of neighborhood businesses, including Mr. Gyros and Neptune Coffee, which were both destroyed in the explosion. The original painting was sold last summer but he has painted a new one for the fundraiser. The latest bid for that this morning was $200.


And there are plenty more up for auction.


Everything over $50 bid goes to the relief fund. The silent auction closes when the book store closes at 8 p.m. tonight.

Three yoga studios are hosting benefit classes this weekend for the relief fund.

  • Inside Out Yoga in the University District has a benefit class from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday. Suggested donation is $20.
  • 8 Limbs Yoga, 6801 Greenwood Ave. N., has a benefit class from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Whole Life Yoga, 8551 Greenwood Ave. N., has benefit classes at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

A few other events happening in the neighborhood this weekend:

Ballard Preschool Coop’s Gently Used Kid’s Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Celebrate the Spring Equinox with Hildegard’s Rosary Guild by stringing your own medieval rosary or necklace of gemstones, cloisonne’ and silk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Works Progress Co-working, 115 N. 85th St., Suite 202.

Curse of Strahd Launch Event for 5th Edition D&D at 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Lake Games, 7509 Aurora Ave. N.

Early State Memory Loss benefit concert from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.