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School open houses, live music and home remodeling in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

January 25th, 2013 · Comments

Here’s a roundup of events happening in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Three schools in the neighborhood are hosting open houses for prospective students on Saturday.

Christ the King Catholic School, 415 N. 117th St., is hosting its open house for preschool through 8th grade at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fitzgerald Room, followed by Bingo Night at 6 p.m.

KapKa Cooperative School, 510 N. 49th St., just south of Woodland Park Zoo, is hosting its open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

North Seattle Fives, 5515 Phinney Ave. N., is hosting its open house at 1 p.m. Saturday.

David Grier performs at 7 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, the third Greenwood Lit Crawl begins. “A Quintet of Quays” visits Chocolati, Couth Buzzard, Bherd Studios and Naked City Brewery.

Community Open Mic, hosted by Theo Dzielak, at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. At 6 p.m. Sunday, Couth Buzzard hosts Rhythm Rollers — Northern Tune Open Jam.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Phil and Vivian Williams in concert at 7:30p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $15, or $13 for SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids are half price. Reserve seats online or call 206-528-8523.

They play the hoedowns, reels, waltzes, dance tunes, and songs that came to the Pacific Northwest with the pioneers over the Oregon Trail, and later immigrants. This dynamic, foot stomping music is played on acoustic instruments – fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin – as it was in the old days. It brings back the images of relaxing after a hard day on the Trail, the Saturday night dance in the Grange Hall, and the simple pleasures of having a good time playing music with friends and neighbors after the day’s chores are done.

The 5th annual Beatles Sing-along benefit for Elizabeth Gregory Home, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s School’s Egan Hall, 123 N. 79th St. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults ,$5 for kids, and $10 for seniors.

Elizabeth Gregory Home provides transitional housing, case management, and drop-in services to adult women who are homeless in the Seattle and surrounding areas, including King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. EGH officially opened its doors to homeless women in 2006. It now operates a day center in the University District, where women may wash their clothes, cook meals, and learn computer skills, as well as a residence in the Maple Leaf neighborhood where a few women stay while transitioning to a better life. More information can be found online.

The sing-along features a live band and lyrics displayed on a screen to help refresh old memories (and create new ones). Over three dozen Beatles tunes are covered spanning their entire career, from the simpler early songs to more complex arrangements which feature strings and horns. The event is truly multigenerational, as previous years have had attendees ranging from toddler to 90+ years of age.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Home Design and Remodel Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with dozens of contractors, architects, electricians, permit specialists and others on hand. Cost is $6 for PNA members, $10 for the general public. Children 12 and under are free.

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