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Lots of holiday happenings, live music and theater in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

December 7th, 2012 · Comments

Looks like a full weekend of activities in the neighborhood this weekend. Here’s a sampling; check out our Events calendar any time for more.

Cancer Lifeline opens its “Keepsake” exhibit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at 6522 Fremont Ave. N.

Jazz First Fridays with Ronin3 and guests at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday it’s Girls Night Out with singers/songwriters Deb Seymour, Shannon Beck, Dana Pierce & Laura Lagerstedt.

A group of students from Salmon Bay K-8 are hosting a fundraising ice cream social starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ballard Eagle’s, 5216 20th Ave NW, followed by bingo at 8 p.m. The students are raising money for an educational trip to Washington, D.C., during spring break. Suggested donation is $15 per person for both ice cream and bingo, or $5 for ice cream only.

Seattle Public Schools board member Sherry Carr will meet with constituents from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr., Christian Education Building.

Broadview-Thomson K-8 is selling Christmas trees in front of the school at 13052 Greenwood Ave. N. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. And there’s a bake sale with proceeds going to the school’s PTA.

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op has some extra wreaths for sale from its annual fundraiser. They’ll be selling them outside the Phinney Ridge Starbucks starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $20.

Girl Scout Troops at St. John Catholic School are hosting their Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at St. John Egan Hall, 123 N. 79th St. Handmade items for sale include candles, hair accessories, snow globes (photo below), ornaments, heat packs, chocolates, and plenty of hostess gifts.

Santa Class will hold court from 12-3 p.m. Saturday at The Ridge Pizza, 7217 Greenwood Ave. N. Photo sessions are $10, and you’ll get two 5×7 prints plus an email with your photos. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Greenwood Food Bank. Bring a canned food donation and they’ll make sure it gets to the food bank, too.

The 26th annual Green Lake Pathway of Lights is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Thousands of people will stroll around the lake, enjoying the luminaria. Musicians will perform at the Green Lake Community Center on the east side, the Green Lake Small Craft Center (Aqua Theater) on the south side, the Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side, and the Arch on the east of side of the community center/pool (Sponsored by Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center). Bring a donation of nonperishable food for local food banks. Warm drinks and treats will be for sale.

Phinney Ridge/Ballard-based Plover Organics is hosting a “pop-up store” inside Field House in Ballard, 5465 Leary Ave. NW, on Saturday and Sunday. Organic cotton bedding, table linens, kitchen wares, throw pillows and other one-of-a-kind items will be be for sale.

“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol” continues at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

The Chocolate Shoe Box, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts a two-day Vegan Bake Sale for Salty Dog Rescue and Northwest Animal Rights Network this weekend.

Go Solar Seattle Northwest hosts a community workshop on converting your home to solar energy, starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Carkeek Park Salmon Stewards will be at the park at 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826 Seattle, 8414 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts a publishing party for its new edition of “What to Read in the Rain” at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The inaugural Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl through Greenwood starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Purchase a $10 wristband and raise funds for mobile mammograms.

Sing Heigh Ho! Northwest Chamber Chorus Christmas Concert at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Live music from Hive Mind Collective at Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., starting at 9 p.m. Saturday.

“Home for the Holidays” by Bells of the Sound, at 4 p.m. Sunday, at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St.

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