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Neighborhood News Roundup

October 5th, 2012 · Comments

Here’s a roundup of news and information from around the neighborhood and beyond.

The 10th annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is set for Thursday, Oct. 11. Eat at one of the 30 participating restaurants and a portion of the proceeds go to the PNA Hot Meal Program, which provides meals for elderly neighbors and the homeless.

The annual Halloween Trick or Treat along Greenwood Avenue is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 12-3 p.m. Look for posters in the window of participating businesses. (And if you need a poster for your business window, you can get one at Sip and Ship, 8560 Greenwood Ave. N.; Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N.; and the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.)

Congratulations to Picnic, which was named by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 50 food shops in the West.

Tickets for Woodland Park Zoo’s new WildLights holiday event go on sale online Oct. 15. Wildlights runs nightly from Nov. 23 through Jan. 1 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), and features animals and places recreated in thousands of lights.

This Saturday at Green Lake is the annual Walk & Roll, hosted by the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, to support quality of life programs for people with spinal cord injuries. Walk & Roll is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register online.

The Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13th, at Carkeek Park, 950 Carkeek Park Rd. There will be children’s activities, tours of Carkeek’s Demonstration Garden, testing of Piper’s Creek waters, a scientific panel presentation on Piper’s Creek water quality problems and solutions; and a light lunch.

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ’s biannual auction is from 4:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church at 75th and Greenwood. Admission is $20, which includes a silent and live auction, hors d’oeuvres, dessert.

82 Seattle Public Schools are sharing a total of $49,350 for reaching conservation goals or reducing utility use. Schools that draw from the Phinney-Greenwood area that met their goals include: Daniel Bagley Elementary, Ballard High School, Broadview-Thomson Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Viewlands Elementary, West Woodland Elementary, Whitman Middle School, and Whittier Elementary School.

Taproot Theatre has extended its current production of “Gaudy Night” by an extra week, through Oct. 27, because of high ticket demand.

City Fruit is hosting a special cider pressing at the Greenwood Food Bank, 9041 Greenwood Ave. N., from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Bring a bag of food to donate, and City Fruit will fill up your growler or other container with fresh pressed apple cider. If you become a member of City Fruit at event, you’ll take home a free jar of plum jam.

Monday is the deadline to apply for this round of the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Small and Simple Projects Fund. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday. Small and Simple grants are up to $20,000 for neighbors to build community through physical, cultural or educational projects.

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