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On Monday night, the Greenwood Community Council is hosting an election forum covering three initiatives on the November ballot. The forum is from 7-9 p.m. at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

The forum will feature a speaker from the Yes and No campaigns for each initiative. Each speaker will make opening and closing statements, but the bulk of the time is devoted to questions from the audience. The forum will be moderated by local blogger and Greenwood resident Steve Scher.

Here’s the agenda:

7 p.m. — Initiative 1631: Fee on Carbon Emissions

7:40 p.m. — Initiative 940: Police Training and Criminal Liability in Cases of Deadly Force

8:20 p.m. — Initiative 1634: Ban on New Taxes or Fees on Groceries

Click here to see the Voter’s Guide for these races.

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This week city crews will begin cleaning and painting the Aurora Avenue pedestrian bridge at North 102nd Street in preparation for artist Vicki Scuri’s art installation. Cleaning and painting should take about three weeks.

Concept drawing courtesy of Seattle Department of Transportation.

The pedestrian bridge will remain open during cleaning and painting, although a worker may escort pedestrians through the work zone. There may be temporary bridge closures.

A few weeks after that, crews will begin installing the art, which was paid for from the Neighborhood Street Fund program and approved by residents in the Aurora-Licton Urban Village.

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The PNA Village is looking for more volunteers to help our neighbors age in place.

Volunteers provide services like transportation, help with small projects in and around the home, and social interaction.

Volunteer Recruitment Happy Hour is from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building, Room 1.

Questions? Email village@phinneycenter.org or call 206-789-1217.

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Moon Photo is moving from its current location at 7704 Greenwood Ave. N. to 6751 8th Ave. NW, next to Take 5 Urban Market.

According to the moving sign in the window, Moon Photo has been on Greenwood for 44 years. They plan to reopen in the new spot sometime in November.

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Just a reminder that the Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • Updates on neighborhood development projects, including 7020 Greenwood townhouses
  • More information about the PNA’s Only In Seattle grant, which will help develop neighborhood businesses
  • Land Use policy updates, including the city’s Proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) and appeal, and the Backyard Cottage-Detached Dwelling Unit environmental impact statement
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center proposed expansion
  • King County’s University Green Stormwater Infrastructure project
  • Traffic and safety issues
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Here’s what’s happening in and near the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Ballard Preschool Co-Op’s Gently Used Kids’ Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Community Hall in the Brick Building. Deals on gently used clothes (newborn-size 8), shoes, toys and gear – including pack and plays, cribs, car seats, strollers, maternity wear and more. Bring your own shopping bags and please park strollers at the door because it’s too crowded inside. A portion of the proceeds supports the PNA’s Ballard Preschool Co-op.

Greenwood Clean Part III from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Meet outside of the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. Volunteers will clean up neighborhood streets from 3-4 p.m., then gather in the library’s meeting room from 4-5 p.m. to talk about ways to help neighbors.

Seattle Folklore Society presents David Mallet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center in Community Hall in the Brick Building.

The Greenwood Library is hosting a workshop on Making More of a Business with your Art from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Registration required; call 206-684-4086.

First Sundays Blues Open Jam Session at 7 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • NBA pre-season game between Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. Friday at KeyArena.
  • Tail of the Lake Regatta on Lake Union from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Spectators can watch from Gas Works Park.
  • Seahawks vs. LA Rams at 1:25 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field
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Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a new Food Services Coordinator for its Whittier Kids program. The position is 24 hours a week. See the employment website for full details and how to apply.

Nutty Squirrel Gelato (in Phinney Ridge, Magnolia and Maple Valley) is teaming up with Fainting Goat Gelato (owned by relatives) and a new chef to offer a full line of European pastries at both shops. Eater Seattle has a detailed story.

Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Aquarium and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium were recently honored by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums for their collaborative “Fostering Empathy for Animals” project.

The Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a workshop this Sunday, Oct. 7, to help artists turn their art into a business. “Explore 20 practical steps for turning your art into a part- or full-time business. You’ll learn about auctions and contests, promotion, and embracing the internet as a sales and marketing platform. This workshop is for all visual artists, 2D and 3D, working in any type of medium, including watercolor, ceramics, photography and jewelry.” The workshop is from 1-4 p.m. and is free, but registration is required. Call the library at 206-684-4086 to sign up.

And Greenwood Library is hosting a special workshop on Nov. 2 for formerly incarcerated individuals to get help applying for employment. The workshop will provide preparation tips and strategies to answer criminal background questions. It is free; no registration required. The workshop is from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.

The City of Seattle is looking for people to join the Transit Advisory Board, which provides input on transit strategies, commuter access to frequent transit, transit access for low-income residents, city investments in transit, etc. Board members attend one monthly meeting. Deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 12. Apply with a cover letter and resume by email to TransitBoard@seattle.gov (put “TAB Recruitment” in the subject line).

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods have partnered to increase offerings on Spacefinder Seattle, a website that connects organizations, community groups and artists with more than 400 rooms, halls and venues for meetings, events, workshops, rehearsals, performances and presentations.

United Way of King County is looking for volunteers for its Free Tax Preparation Campaign, which brings volunteers to libraries, community centers and other sites throughout the region. Comprehensive training provided.

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The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • Updates on neighborhood development projects, including 7020 Greenwood townhouses
  • More information about the PNA’s Only In Seattle grant, which will help develop neighborhood businesses
  • Land Use policy updates, including the city’s Proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) and appeal, and the Backyard Cottage-Detached Dwelling Unit environmental impact statement
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center proposed expansion
  • King County’s University Green Stormwater Infrastructure project
  • Traffic and safety issues
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The annual Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses will be from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Many businesses along Phinney/Greenwood avenues and 85th Street will pass out candy to costumed kids.

Hunger Goblin’ artwork by Sandy Nelson Design.

While the event is free, you can bring a non-perishable food item or donate $2 for a Hunger Goblin’ sticker, with proceeds going to the FamilyWorks Greenwood Food Bank to help families in our community. Just look for donation stations in the trick or treating area.

Stop by the photo booth at Umpqua Bank at 7120 Greenwood Ave N. (share your pics with the hashtag #hungergoblin).

And the Greenwood Library will have a special “Bats and Crafts at the Library” from 12-3 p.m. that day.

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