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Are you concerned about how you see people being treated at our borders? Join with others in our neighborhood to learn and act towards positive change. The morning will begin with a presentation on the history of US borders with Dr. Octavio Carrasco and conclude with discussion guided by Pastor Anna Rieke, towards how we can act today to create more justice.

Parking is available. Building is ADA accessible.

Saturday August 17, 10am – noon
St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave N.

The North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway and new signalized crossing at Holman Rd NW and NW 92nd St are complete and open for business. Come and celebrate with Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan and a bike parade along the newly completed neighborhood greenway.

The parade starts at Licton Springs Park and is followed by light refreshments, face painting, and brief remarks at Crown Hill Park.

There are two other joining spots along the parade route: Fremont Ave N and N 100th St or Sandel Playground.

10am: Riders gather at Licton Springs Park, kids can use the bike decoration station

10:30am: Ride starts

10:55am: Join the ride at the intersection of the Fremont Ave and North Seattle neighborhood greenways (N 100th St and Fremont Ave N)

11:10am: Join the ride at Sandel Park

11:30am: Enjoy refreshments, face painting, and remarks by Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan at Crown Hill Park

The Gumshoe 5K Walk is an excellent way to get out of the house, see our wonderful neighborhood, and put your brain on notice that it cannot slumber all summer! Entry forms are now on sale at Ken’s Market, the Phinney Center, and Couth Buzzard Books.

Buy an entry form, solve the 30 clues that guide you through the 3.1 mile neighborhood walk, return your form where you bought it and you’re entered into a drawing for $1,000 worth of prizes!

More details, including last year’s clues and answers, at DoTheGumshoe.org

Cost : $20 for a single form or $15 each if two or more are purchased at the same time.

Come out for a fun and fabulous night of dancing at the Greenwood Senior Center. No partners or experience required, and certainly no need to be a senior to be a part of the event. There will be a learning session from 6:30-7pm with experienced partners to help you out. LGBT Friendly. Questions: 206.297.0875

Thursday August 15
Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.
6:30-7pm warm up, 7-9pm dance
$10 at the door

For all community makers and artists, there are just 3 days left to apply to the PNA Winter Festival and Crafts Fair on Dec 7 & 8. Not just a neighborhood event, the festival draws about 5,000 people from all over the city—it’s a favorite among shoppers and vendors alike.

Want to join the 120+ vendors at this year’s fair? Learn more and apply by Aug 15 at http://bit.ly/wfapp19

Whether you have a long-established business or are just beginning to plan a new business, the Seattle Public Library system has free resources for you to use through their Library to Business program. SPL offers dozens of classes and workshops every year in partnership with local organizations.

This is a service SPL has been offering for a couple of years. and have just started offering these appointments in North Seattle at the Green Lake and Ballard branches. Library staff can assist patrons in conducting research to start or grow their small businesses, including finding data about potential customers, competitors, and general information about a given industry.

SPL is now booking 1:1 appointments with librarians trained to help you research business topics

Taproot Theatre Company has announced the extension of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s award-winning musical, Bright Star. Additional performances have been added on Wednesday (8/21), Thursday (8/22), Friday (8/23) and Saturday (8/24).

Bright Star won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical and Best Score, in addition to the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Music. It was nominated for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Orchestrations at the 2016 Tony Awards. 

Per the Taproot: “Bright Star is the uplifting and powerful tale of a simple summer romance blossoming into true love. Alice and Jimmy Ray’s parents have forbidden their union, but the young couple is about to be propelled into a daring and unexpected future that spans decades. This Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award-nominated musical will make your heart soar and your toes tap. Hold on, love is coming home.”

Was racing gourds at last week’s farmer’s market not enough excitement for you? Follow that on Friday, August 9th with a special happy hour event in the Phinney Farmers Market.

All drinks are $5 and the proceeds benefit the Good Farmer Fund and the longevity of the market.

Come to the market and shop your regular list of fruits, veggies, eggs, bread, and treats then sip while supporting a great cause. Plus, each drink ticket doubles as a raffle entries to win $50 in farm bucks to be spent at any of our seven Neighborhood Farmers Markets. The happy hour will run from 4pm-7pm.

The Good Farmer Fund provides emergency relief to farmers to mitigate situations such as: crop losses due to extreme weather, loss of equipment or greenhouses in fire or heavy snow, and protecting livestock from predators. Since 2008, Neighborhood Farmers Markets has granted over $255,000 in emergency relief funds with thanks to events like the Phinney Farmers Market Happy Hour and their annual fundraiser, An Incredible Feast.

The PhinneyWood Art Walk is a monthly event that promotes over 40 participating venues in our neighborhood. Organized by the PhinneyWood Arts Council, the Art Walk occurs every 2nd Friday of each month with a “Big One” (2-day event) that occurs each year in May.

Come out and cruise the neighborhood from 6-9pm and check out the latest art and special offerings each month. Here is this month’s map with artists and participating venues.

The watercolor above is by artist Zenia Wei and will be featured at Coindexter’s.