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Board games, live music, Roaring ’20s auction, cheetahs in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

May 2nd, 2014 · Comments

Here are a few highlights of events happening in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Family Board Game Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Works Progress Coworking, 115 N. 85th St.

Spring Organ Concert: UW Organ Studio from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church 225 N. 70th St.

Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Sound Bath and Spa Day on Saturday at Ladywell’s Vitality Spa & Sauna, 8538 1st Ave. NW.

Woodland Park Zoo’s new cheetah exhibits debuts on Saturday, with a pair of the animal kingdom’s fastest land mammals.

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Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.

The two cats, Liz and Missy, are 14 years old and arrived from Wildlife Safari in Winston, Ore. in early April. Liz and Missy are post-reproductive females but have reared 15 cubs between the two of them throughout their lifetimes. The spotted felines are expected to live at Woodland Park Zoo for six to 18 months. The conservation institution is helping give Liz and Missy a temporary home while Wildlife Safari makes plans for new breeding pairs or possible offspring in its future.

Roaring ’20s Auction at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., from 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Bid on hundreds of items and help support the PNA’s community programs.

Seattle Folklore Society presents David Francey at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $18 general, $15 SFS/PNA members and seniors, kids half price. Tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006.

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Fourteen years ago at the age of 45, David Francey began an astonishing journey from manual laborer to award-winning folk troubadour – one renowned for writing with heart-wrenching honesty about the struggles of the poor and working class. On Sunday, May 4, he will feature music from his award-winning 2013 recording “So Say We All” in a special Seattle Folklore Society concert.

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