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Roundup: Live jazz nights, help your local bookstore, Greenwood film director, food bank fundraiser, city survey on new police chief criteria

To celebrate its 5th anniversary at 6705 Greenwood Ave. N., Thaiku Thai restaurant now has live jazz music from 8-10 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month, featuring Jon Alberts on the piano, Jeff Johnson on bass and Eric Eagle on drums. No cover; all ages welcome in the dining room, 21 and over at the bar.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., is running a GoFundMe campaign to help it out of a tough financial spot with rising rents and expenses.

Congratulations to Greenwood resident Sigal Bujman, who wrote, directed and produced a film screening at this year’s Seattle Jewish Film Festival on March 18.

The film is called Vitch, and it tells the story of Eddie Vitch, a talented comedian, caricature artist, and mime. His drawings also covered the walls of the iconic Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles. Bujman’s film is part of a special event that evening, which also features an exhibit of some of Vitch’s famous caricatures.

The PNA is looking for a Lead Custodian.

Lagunitas Brewing in Ballard is hosting a mini-fundraising evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, to support FamilyWorks, which runs the Greenwood Food Resource Center. “Games for Good” will include games such as trivia, giant Jenga and Connect Four, and live music from The Wiretappers). All beer sales (minus tax) will be donated to FamilyWorks. Lagunitas is at 1550 NW 49th St.

Friends of the Seattle Public Library is hosting a big book sale March 16-18 at the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center, 299 Mercer St. Member-only night is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. Public hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18.

The City of Seattle has a Community Input Survey for people to provide their input during the search process for a new permanent Police Chief.

Community Health Plan of Washington’s ChildrenFirst program provides new parents with financial rewards for taking their children to the doctor up to the age of 18.

To start, CHPW will give parents $65 to purchase a car seat, which is required by state law for children under the age of eight. Other rewards come from getting children their flu shots, immunizations, and attending other recommended well child visits, each putting $20 back in parents’ pockets. Rewards are given to parents as gift cards. The hope is that these rewards will help parents establish healthy habits for their children and avoid potentially serious health conditions by catching them early.

The ChildrenFirst program is free and available to CHPW members who are either pregnant or have children under the age of 18. For more information about CHPW, or how to become a member or the ChildrenFirst Program visit http://chpw.org/.

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