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Book exchange, folk, spirituality discussion and 50th birthday party for Zoo’s orangutan on tap this weekend in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge

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

Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is hosting its annual Book Exchange from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Blue Building.

Seattle Folklore Society presents DownTown Mountain Boys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, in Community Hall in the Brick Building.

Progressive Spirituality Discussion Group from 4-5 p.m. Sunday at Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N.

Woodland Park Zoo is celebrating the 50th birthday of Chinta, one of the first pair of zoo-born twin orangutans (her twin brother, Towan, died in 2016). Chinta will receive cake and presents at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, but other festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the orangutan exhibit in the Trail of Vines (complimentary cake pops for visitors, free Chinta collectible card, meet and greet with animal care staff, and a free drawing to win a commemorative painting created by one of the zoo’s orangutans, an orangutan ZooParent Adoption package and other prizes). Chinta is currently the oldest animal at Woodland Park Zoo and one of the oldest female orangutans in North America.

The Norse Home at 5311 Phinney Ave. N. is hosting a Sunday Brunch Buffet Date from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday with traditional breakfast menu items with a Norwegian flare. All funds help support the Norse Home. Cost is $17 for adults, $12 for seniors, kids ages 12 and under eat free. Call 206-781-7400 to make reservations.

Since Monday is Presidents Day, remember that all branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed, as will Seattle Public Schools, banks, post offices, and Metro will be running on its Reduced Weekday and University of Washington (UW) Reductions schedules.

Traffic-wise this weekend:

    • CannaCon (convention for the cannabis industry) runs through Saturday at the Washington State Convention Center.
    • Tobymac concert at 7 p.m. Friday at KeyArena at 7 p.m.
    • Seattle Home Show runs from Saturday through Feb. 25 at Century Link Field Event Center.