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Neighborhood news roundup: Free tax help, Audubon volunteers, author reading

March 19th, 2014 · Comments

Here’s a roundup of various news from our neighborhood.

Greenwood author Kari Aguila will read a selection from her critically acclaimed debut novel, “Women’s Work” from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. Stay afterward for a Q&A and book signing. She’ll be doing another reading at Queen Anne Book Company, 1811 Queen Anne Ave. N., from 7-8:30 p.m. on April 10.

Seattle Audubon is looking for volunteers for its environmental education program at Greenwood Elementary.

Seattle Audubon’s Finding Urban Nature (FUN) is an environmental education program for Seattle Public School students. It introduces 3rd and 4th graders to the natural world in their own schoolyard habitats. FUN students participate in 4, one-hour lessons, over the course of 4 weeks during the month of April. Each lesson takes about one hour per classroom (usually 2 classrooms per school), and volunteers work with small groups of 5-7 students at a time. Training is provided and a background check is required.

Seattle Audubon provides environmental education at no-cost to Seattle Public School, so it relies on volunteers. Can you help? Please respond by 3/24/2014. Contact: mariekes@seattleaudubon.org.

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MyNorthwest.com recently had a story about Sounders FC star DeAndre Yedlin and his flamboyant hairstyles, thanks to his pal Valentine at Valentine’s Men’s Grooming Salon in Greenwood.

KING 5’s Evening Magazine recently did a nice story on the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Tool Library.

Greenwood Hardware is now selling baby chicks and all the supplies to raise them. Thanks to Mike V for this cute photo of Willow holding two of the chicks.

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Trained, IRS-Certified volunteers with United Way’s Free Tax Campaign are offering free tax preparation at the Phinney Neighborhood Association to anyone making $51,000 or less. They’ll also help clients enroll in healthcare and public benefits. Clients can drop in from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays until April 15. You can find additional locations and times online.

The Healthy Aging Partnership’s (HAP) first film festival will be “Celebrating Aging in America: A Film Festival in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act” on Tuesday, May 6, at Naked City Brewery’s Screening Room, 8564 Greenwood Ave N., from 5:30-9 p.m. HAP is putting the call out for short films.

Every image that shows possibilities for aging with energy, vitality, creativity and compassion makes a difference in how we all see the process of aging. Persons of all ages and diverse communities, who use film as their creative and investigative tool, can contribute in vital ways to encourage social change.

Have a great idea, but never made a film? Consider signing up for Crash Cinema at SIFF. For further information and all the FAQ’s and timeline visit http://4elders.org/

The last day to register your intent to participate online is March 28, 2014.

Cindy says someone smashed the windows of three cars in her apartment building’s garage at Evanston Avenue and 49th Street on March 7 and stole items from inside each car.

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