Greenwood Relief Fund fundraisers, theater, jazz jam, egg hunts and Democratic caucuses in the neighborhood this weekend

by | Mar 25, 2016

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

The Park Pub, 6114 Phinney Ave. N., is hosting a concert to benefit the Greenwood Relief Fund at 9 p.m. Friday, featuring Alabama Threeway. $1 of each pint of Naked City’s Beyond the Pale will go to the fund.

“Cotton Patch Gospel” opens tonight at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St. It runs through April 23.

Washington’s Democratic caucuses are tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. See the website to find your caucus location.

Jazzercise Seattle Studio, 10303 Aurora Ave. N., has two benefit classes for the Greenwood Relief Fund on Saturday, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. All donations will go to the fund.

Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:45 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Woodland Park Zoo’s Bunny Bounce is Saturday with egg hunts, crafts and animal encounters from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Egg hunts for ages 3 and under will be in the Picnic Shelter near the North Meadow, ongoing from 9:30 a.m.to 3 p.m. Egg hunts for ages 3-5 and 6-8 will be in the North Meadow at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Bring your own basket or reusable bag.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting egg hunts at several community centers near our neighborhood, including Ballard Community Center, Bitter Lake Community Center Annex, Loyal Heights Community Center, Magnolia Community Center and Queen Anne Community Center. Egg hunts are for ages 10 and under and begin at 10 a.m. Saturday (arrive by 9:45 a.m.) Free; bring your own basket or bag.

The Green Lake Community Center is hosting a Spring Egg Scramble for ages 12 and under on Saturday. Ages 3 and under begin at 10 a.m.; ages 4-7 scramble at 10:30 a.m.; and ages 8-12 can hunt at 11 a.m. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early; bring your own basket or bag.

If you’re heading downtown this weekend, be aware of possible traffic, parking and transit headaches:

  • Bernie Sanders is having a rally at Safeco Field at 4 p.m. Friday.
  • Sakura-Con, the anime convention, is at the Washington State Convention Center Friday through Sunday, with about 20,000 people expected each day.

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