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News roundup: Restaurant opening delayed, business donations, Spring Clean, Metro fare survey, library special collections tours

May 1st, 2017 · Comments

Opus Co. Restaurant, taking over the space formerly occupied by Martino’s at 7410 Greenwood Ave. N., is pushing back its hoped-for spring opening to mid-summer due to construction delays.

Woodland Park Zoo now has its full ZooTunes full lineup set.

Greenwood Physical Therapy, at 8750 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite S-1, is selecting a new non-profit each quarter to receive a percentage of the business’s proceeds. This quarter it’s the Seattle Parks Foundation, which employees chose because it helps offer easy and low-cost access to better health, community bonding and preservation of natural resources. GPT also plans to donate $1 for every new “like” of its Facebook page.

The Seattle Bed and Breakfast Association will donate $2 for every night booked in May to Mary’s Place, a Seattle nonprofit that helps shelter and support women, children and families. Phinney Ridge’s 9 Cranes Inn, 5717 Palatine Ave. N., is part of the association.

The city’s annual Spring Clean runs through May 31 with neighbors encouraged to pitch in to pick up litter, paint out graffiti, clean up planting strips and traffic circles, and stencil storm drains. Seattle Public Utilities provides free bags, gloves, safety vests and waste disposal. Call 206-684-7647 or register online.

River Run Farm on the Olympic Peninsula, a small-scale organic vegetable farm run by a group of young farmers working with draft horses to be as ecologically mindful as possible, will have a Phinney Ridge pickup location for its farmshare program. Pickup will be at a neighbor’s home on 1st Avenue NW from 3:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. See River Run’s website for more information.

Seattle Public Library is offering workshops and tours of its special collections in the Central Library’s Seattle Room. Registration is required and free.

  • ‘The North American Indian,’ Volume 12 – Edward Curtis’ “The North American Indian” is a collection of 20 informational books and 20 books of large images, written and photographed by Curtis and his collaborators over the course of nearly 30 years, detailing the traditions and customs of more than 80 of North America’s native nations. This viewing of Volume 12 covers the Hopi nation. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4 – starts at the Books Spiral 8, Meeting Room.
  • Seattle Room 101 – Get started on local history research with this lively introduction to the Seattle Room’s print and online resources. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 18 – starts on Level 10, The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room.
  • ‘The North American Indian,’ Volume 9 – Edward Curtis’ “The North American Indian” is a collection of 20 informational books and 20 books of large images, written and photographed by Curtis and his collaborators over the course of nearly 30 years, detailing the traditions and customs of more than 80 of North America’s native nations. This viewing of Volume 9 covers the Salishan tribes of the coast: the Chimakum, Quilliute and Willapa nations. • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 9 – starts at the Books Spiral 9, Meeting Room.
  • Lake Washington Ship Canal – Take a tour of the Library’s Special Collections resources on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, in celebration of its 100th anniversary on July 4. Registration will open up shortly. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27 – starts on Level 10, The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications to the People’s Academy for Community Engagement, a civic leadership development program. Spring quarter begins May 27 and runs through June 24.

During the 5-week program, 25-30 emerging leaders (18 years and up) will learn hands-on strategies for community building, accessing government, and inclusive engagement from experts in the field. PACE has a strong focus on Seattle’s community and neighborhood organizations and the city’s governmental structure and processes.

Spring Quarter will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Topics include: Approaches to Leadership, Accessing City Government, Community Organizing, Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement, Public Speaking, Conflict Resolution, and more.

Tuition for the 5-week program is $100. Tuition assistance is available. To apply, visit seattle.gov/PACE. Applications for all quarters are accepted on a rolling basis. The application deadline for the upcoming Spring Quarter is Monday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m.

Metro Transit is asking for public input on simplifying its adult bus fares to make them easier to understand help speed up boarding.

Our current adult fare structure includes extra charges for travel during weekday peak commute hours (6-9 a.m.and 3-6 p.m.) and for trips that cross a zone boundary during those peak hours. Riders can pay $2.50, $2.75 or $3.25, depending on when and how far they travel.

We’re considering two options for making adult fares simpler:

• Option 1: A single $2.75 fare for travel any time, any distance
• Option 2: A $3 peak-period fare and a $2.50 off-peak fare, with no extra charge for two-zone travel

Please tell us which you prefer by filling out an online survey by May 5.

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