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Trick-or-treating, anniversaries, live music, tools, construction and lots more in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

October 28th, 2011 · Comments

From celebrating yoga and frocks to live music, construction and pumpkins, there’s a lot happening in the neighborhood this weekend.

The Frock Shop at 6500 Phinney Ave. N. is turning five years old today. They’ve got discounts, a raffle and treats for customers today.

This is the last weekend of the extended run of Taproot Theatre’s “An Ideal Husband.”

The Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Safe Trick or Treat at businesses along Greenwood Avenue North is from 12-3 p.m. Saturday. Kids must be in costume and accompanied by an adult.

Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day. Bring your unwanted prescription drugs to the Seattle Police Department North Precinct, 10049 College Way N., for proper disposal.

Don’t forget that the intersection of Greenwood Avenue North and North 80th Street will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for the major repaving project. (The intersection is also scheduled to be closed next weekend.) Pedestrian access to businesses and residences will be maintained, and local access to driveways near the intersection will be provided.

Stop by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., from 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday for an open house at the Tool Library & Museum.

Stop by and help us celebrate the recently refurbished PNA Tool Library. Well Home Program Director Mike Broili will be on hand to show off our great inventory of affordable tools available for borrowing and stump you with the mysteries of some of the antique tools on display. You can also get a look at our historic boiler, which still heats the entire Brick Building. Kids in costume are welcome to trick-or-treat and there will also be refreshments for adults, generously underwritten by our friends at Keystone Windows & Doors.

Dana & Susan Robinson perform a Pacific NW Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Pint & Dale perform a Halloween concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with a special appearance by “The Spirit Of Edgar Allen Poe,” who will recite “The Raven.”

Tim Grimm performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Whole Life Yoga, 8551 Greenwood Ave. N., #2, celebrates its 10th anniversary starting at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Businesses at Carkeek Plaza and Holman Plaza on Holman Road between Greenwood and Ballard are having their second annual Halloween on Holman trick-or-treating event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Please bring a can of food for the food bank.

Autumn Fest at Woodland Park Zoo this weekend comes complete with pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and live entertainment, including a children’s dance troop and Thriller performances by Roosevelt High School. Check the schedule for times. It’s all included in zoo admission.

Photo by Sarah Lovrien, Woodland Park Zoo.

And, finally, SPD has some Halloween safety tips for everyone planning on trick-or-treating on Monday.

  • Don’t allow children to go “Trick or Treating” alone. An adult should accompany young children and make sure that all children carry a glow stick or flashlight and wear reflective clothing.
  • Accompany young children to the door of every house they approach. Stay within sight of the door when opened. Children should be cautioned to never enter a home without prior permission from their parents.
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods and only visit well-lit homes that have their outdoor lights on. Parents should be familiar with every house and with all people from which the children receive treats.
  • Children should be cautioned never to approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless they know the owner and are accompanied by a parent.
  • All costumes and masks should be clearly marked as flame resistant. When using facemasks, make sure the child can see and breathe properly and easily.
  • Don’t cut through yards, parks or alleys. Walk — don’t run, and stay on the sidewalks. Cross only at intersections and crosswalks, not between cars. Don’t forget to look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Be sure to carry a flashlight with fresh batteries and make sure your child knows your phone number and address. For children under 12, attach a tag with their name, address and phone number (including area code) to their clothes in case they get separated. Older children who might be going out with friends should have a cell phone, mapped route and set a time to come home.
  • Children should be cautioned to remember any suspicious incidents and report them to their parents or a trusted adult and the police.
  • Children should be cautioned to run away immediately from people who try to lure them with special treats. Children should be instructed to scream and make a scene if anyone tries to grab them or force them, in any way, to go with them.
  • Don’t approach unknown animals or pets; they could be frightened by the costumes or strange noises.
  • Parents should inspect all treats and dispose of anything that has been opened or has never been wrapped. The police should be notified if something has been tampered with.

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