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Lunar New Year, live music, book exchange and more in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

February 7th, 2014 · Comments

Here are highlights of what’s happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

School District boardmember Sherry Carr meets with constituents from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.

PNA Mystery Book Exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sensory Story Time at the Greenwood Library from 10:15-10:45 for children with sensory challenges.

Woodland Park Zoo’s animals will get special Valentine’s Day themed treats on Saturday, from heart-shaped ice pops, to herbal bouquets or heart-shaped steaks.

Saturday is Seattle’s 20th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day when you’re encouraged to reach out to neighbors old and new and celebrate what makes your neighborhood special. Fire Station 21 at 7304 Greenwood Ave. N. will host an open house starting at 11 a.m. as part of the city-wide celebration

Celebrate the Lunar New Year on Saturday at Ridge Romp at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., with the Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club.

We will begin with a short story about the history of Chinese New Year, the Chinese Zodiacs and the Year of the Horse. Then the talented folks at Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club will give a martial arts demonstration, play some traditonal drums, and end with a Lion Dance!

Doors open at 10 a.m.; show starts at 10:30 a.m. You can buy tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets.

Traffic will be dicey around Green Lake Saturday morning during the Love’Em or Leave’Em Valentines Day 5K Run. Look out for more cars and street closures from 8-11:30 a.m.

Couth Buzzard Books presents Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Kenny Mandell’s Music Improv Session with Randy Doak and Lamar Lofton at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Empty Sea Studios presents Robert Sarazin Blake Seattle CD Release Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton and Lauren Sheehan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $17 general, $15 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price.

Community Soup Night Potluck at the Phinney Center from 5-7 p.m. Sunday.

Maggie Stuckey, author of “Soup Night,” will give us her recipe for a new way of building community. Bring soup, a side, or dessert to share. Santoro’s Books will have the book available for purchase at the event.

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