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Holiday happenings in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood, from Brew Santa to PhinneyWood Phestivus, WildLights, caroling, concerts and plays

The Norse Home, 5311 Phinney Ave. N., is celebrating the holidays Scandinavian style with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, with live musical performances, free photos with Santa, Norwegian treats and traditional Scandinavian open-faced sandwiches.

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The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting its annual Costume Jewelry Sale from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at 525 N. 85th St.

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting the real Brew Santa at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, to help...

Bluebird Ice Cream, 7400 Greenwood Ave. N., is giving out free scoops of ice cream through next week to anyone who brings...

Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., has two holiday shows: “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration” on the Jewell Mainstage through Dec. 30, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in the Isaac Studio through Dec. 27.

Caroling under Gary’s Canopy is from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Gary’s Auto Repair, 7418 Greenwood Ave. N. It’s free, but they’ll pass a hat for donations to The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy.

    Holiday happenings in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood, from Brew Santa to PhinneyWood Phestivus, WildLights, caroling, concerts and plays
    So many holiday events happening in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood! Here's a rundown of what we know of...please let us know in Comments below of anything we missed. Or email us at tips@phinneywood.com. The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting its annual Costume Jewelry Sale from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
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Nov 25

Give blood at the zoo!

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    Woodland Park Zoo, Penguin Parking Lot, 5500 Phiney Ave N () Most people donate whole blood. It is quick and easy. It usually takes less than an hour in total. The bloodmobile will be closed for a break from 11am-noon. Whether you donate at a mobile drive or at a center, your experience will involve the same steps.
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Nov 23

Community calendar: Celebrate the holidays and Jimi Hendrix’s 75th Birthday, and take an Opt Outside Walk

...8:30 p.m. Friday-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (zoo.org/wildlights...

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FRI-SUN Artist vendors with art, native crafts, regalia, jewelry, clothing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org/events.html).

SAT Art, crafts, quilts, vendors, baked goods, food concession, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-650-5491).

...2-$6 items at 30 neighborhood restaurants, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (ethnicseattle.com...

SAT Vendors from Seattle Made selling a variety of holiday gifts, wearables, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broadway Market, 401 Broadway Ave. E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/176289476294846/).

SAT Meeker Mansion decorated for Christmas, craft vendors throughout rooms, hot cider, cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $6 admission benefits mansion restoration, $1 discount with food bank donation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

SAT-SUN See and buy crystals, stones, gems, jewelry, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-3726 or eastwestbookshop.com).

SAT-SUN Craft market features comic book and pop culture inspired apparel, toys, jewelry, art, free make-and-take craft activity for kids, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1993251130905095/).

SUN Shop for unique gifts, learn about upcoming NAAM events; 20% off purchase with donation of two cans of food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/events/).

PLAN AHEAD Nature-inspired gifts, fresh greens, crafts, botanical decorations; proceeds benefit the Arboretum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org/).

PLAN AHEAD 37th annual fair, arts and crafts by 115 vendors, entertainment, food vendors; supports PNA’s programs for kids, seniors and community; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

FRI Walk 2.4 mile paved trail around the park, all proceeds benefit Rainier Valley Food Bank, noon Friday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $35 (walkofgratitude.org).

TUE Taste Champagne, sparkling wines, learn about styles, 6 p.m. Tuesday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $75 (206-934-5339 or southseattle.edu/).

...light holiday tree and lights throughout the Market, 5 p.m. Saturday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/events/magic-in-the-market-holiday-celebration...

...craft activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; MOHAI admission $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free, $2 off admission...

SAT Holiday entertainment for all ages, snacks, Santa visits, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-9705 or visitballard.com/events/ballard-holidayfest/).

SUN Part of parade of decorated boats on Lake Union and Lake Washington, holiday buffet, beverages available; 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $36.95-$62.95 (206-223-2060 or /waterwayscruises.com/holiday-cruises-festive).

DEC. 1 Celebrate Freeway Park illuminations with hot chocolate, bonfire, Dickens Carolers, 4:30 p.m., parade to Figgy Pudding event at Westlake Park at 6 p.m. Dec. 1; Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).

DEC. 1-3 26th annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities from 100 countries and territories around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-0024).

ONGOING Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Nov. 23-Dec. 26, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

ONGOING See Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, model train village, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Meet the Reindeer” sessions with photo ops, 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

...guest Janie Hendrix, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$28 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org...

WED Retired NASA Antarctic glaciologist Dr. Robert Bindschadler explains why we need to reduce carbon emissions with “Taming Bigfoot Seattle” fun and educational event, 7 p.m. Wednesday, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle (tamingbigfootseattle.org).

PLAN AHEAD Explore six historic and contemporary homes via shuttle service, craft fair at community club; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $35-$40 (mountbaker.org).

FRI Volkssport 5k or 10k walks, 10 a.m. Friday, Don Armeni Park, 1222 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle (ava.org/OptOutside2017.php).

    Community calendar: Celebrate the holidays and Jimi Hendrix's 75th Birthday, and take an Opt Outside Walk
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 24-30, 2017. Share story FRI Adoption fees waived for all black, black-spotted and black-striped cats and kittens available, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; also, adoption fees waived for all pets ages 7 and older through Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights returns Nov. 24-Jan. 1

Enter through the West Gate at 5500 Phinney Ave. N.

    Woodland Park Zoo's WildLights returns Nov. 24-Jan. 1
    Woodland Park Zoo's annual WildLights runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 24 through Jan. 1 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). The North Meadow and surrounding areas are filled with hundreds of thousands of animal-themed lights. See Santa and his reindeer, have a fake snowball fight in Zoomazium, and ride the historic carousel.
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Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more

...in Snowmazium performing with faux snow balls and mini basketballs, Dec. 13; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (zoo.org/wildlights...

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NOV. 18-19 Arts and crafts vendors, traditional Scandinavian Christmas food and drinks, music and dancing, Santa; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, ages 5 and younger free (nordicmuseum.org/events).

NOV. 18-29 Display of designer-decorated trees, Nov. 18-29; Festival of Trees Celebration with cookies, storytelling, holiday sale, Santa photos, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle (seattlefestivaloftrees.com).

THRU DEC. 24 See Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Meet the Reindeer” photo ops, 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

NOV. 23 5K benefiting Ballard Food Bank, 9 a.m. from Northwest 85th Street 32nd Avenue Southwest to Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; $15-$40 (seattleturkeytrot.org).

NOV. 24 Marching bands, holiday-themed groups and displays, Santa, 9 a.m., Seventh Avenue and Pine Street to Fifth Avenue to University Street, to Fourth Avenue, ends at Macy’s on Pine Street, Seattle (macys.com/social/events/event/?id=21280).

...to light holiday tree and lights throughout the Market, 5 p.m. Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/events/magic-in-the-market-holiday-celebration...

...and craft activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; MOHAI admission $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free, $2 off admission...

NOV. 25 Holiday entertainment for all ages, snacks, Santa visits, 3-5 p.m., Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-9705 or visitballard.com/events/ballard-holidayfest/).

NOV. 25 Phinney Center tower set aglow with lights and monkeys; refreshments, activities, caroling, 5 p.m., Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

DEC. 1 Celebrate Freeway Park illuminations with hot chocolate, bonfire, Dickens Carolers, 4:30 p.m., parade to Figgy Pudding event at Westlake Park at 6 p.m.; Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).

DEC. 1-3 26th annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities from 100 countries and territories around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-0024).

DEC. 2 Decorate cookies, make winter crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; guided nature walks at noon, 1 and 2 p.m., preregister; Christmas Ship arrives at the park at 3:10 p.m., Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (sewardpark.audubon.org).

DEC. 2 Tree lighting, eggnog, festivities, 5 p.m., California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/events/hometown-holidays-tree-lighting-2/?evtmonth=12&evtyear=2017).

DEC. 7 Five choral groups, free cookies and hot chocolate, kids’ activities, holiday lighting including hundreds of luminaria, 6-8 p.m., Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (volunteerparktrust.org/events).

DEC. 7 Ice sculpting, carolers at First Thursday Art Walk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

DEC. 8 Free trolley rides, art walk, specials at participating businesses, pub crawl; 6-10 p.m., Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North, from the Zoo to North 87th Street, Seattle (phinneycenter.org).

DEC. 9 Luminaria, music performances around the lake, bring your own lights to add to the ambience, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-784-0780 or facebook.com/pg/GreenLakePathwayofLights/about/?ref=page_internal).

DEC. 9 Excursion to see holiday lights in fleet of historic trolley and motorbuses; 7 p.m., Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, children age 5 and younger free; ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes not accepted (mehva.org).

...treats including kringle and glögg, Santa, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle; $5-$15 (206-523-3263 or northwestdanish.org/julestue...

...Pavilion, food trucks, all ages and pets welcome, 6-9 p.m., Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle; free, preregister (seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?eventid=57437...

DEC. 16 Empathy theme to brighten the world, celebrate humanity’s accomplishments, reflect on our past and consider the future with food, light, song, camaraderie, 4-9 p.m., University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/294609727722923/).

DEC. 17 Food-truck festival, food and craft vendors, holiday themed activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., North 34th Street and Evanston Avenue North, Seattle (facebook.com/events/1953770621615268/).

...m. Dec. 31 and 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 1, St. John the Baptist Church, 3050 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (emeraldcitywanderers.org...

    Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more
    From Turkey Trots to New Year's Eve bashes, the holidays are upon us. Use this guide to parades, fairs, festivals and more to plan your season. And remember, one reindeer gets injured and all plans can change, so call or check details online before heading out into the cold.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Nov 17

December Events In And Around Green Lake

Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

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Route: Phinney Ave N and Greenwood Ave N, from the Zoo to 87th

    December Events In And Around Green Lake
    Wildlights at Woodland Park Zoo November 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018 Here's your chance to see Woodland Park Zoo aglow with thousands of colorful lights after hours. Pack your gloves and rain jacket because most of the displays are outdoors but very much worth it.
    http://www.seattlegreenlaker.com

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Tis The Season at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor

Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, opens “Tis The Season,” in a reception November 17 from 4-7pm...

    Tis The Season at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor
    The latest art gallery and museum news in Seattle and Western Washington including Seattle First Thursday, a weekly calendar of art walks, art festivals, and visual art events
    http://www.seattleartblog.com

Nov 17

Metro Transit to eliminate peak and zone fares, will switch to single fare for adults

Metro Transit to eliminate peak and zone fares, will switch to single fare for adults

    " Metro Transit to eliminate peak and zone fares, will switch to single fare for adults
    From Doree at our sister site Phinneywood.com The King County Council unanimously approved Metro Transit's plan to switch adult fares to a single fare, regardless of peak or non-peak hours or travel through multiple zones. Adults will now pay a standard fare of $2.75, even if they travel through two zones and no matter what time of day.
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Nov 17

Bee-Thankful this Thanksgiving

Bee-Thankful this Thanksgiving

    " Bee-Thankful this Thanksgiving
    For More Information: Bruce Speight, (206) 533-7143, bruce@environmentwashington.org We don't see many bees flying around Washington at the end of November, but we do see the fruits of their labor. Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, green beans and more of the foods that make Thanksgiving dinner so special are possible through the work of bees.
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Nov 14

Bartell Drugs and Salvation Army team up for 15th annual “Toy ‘n’ Joy” Drive

Bartell Drugs and Salvation Army team up for 15th annual “Toy ‘n’ Joy” Drive

    " Bartell Drugs and Salvation Army team up for 15th annual "Toy 'n' Joy" Drive
    Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15 th annual Salvation Army "Toy 'N' Joy" drive. The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell's locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
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Brown Bear Car Wash salutes vets/current service military with free car washes

Brown Bear Car Wash salutes vets/current service military with free car washes

    " Brown Bear Car Wash salutes vets/current service military with free car washes
    Saying "thank you" to our military, Brown Bear Car Wash offers free washes to current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. The free "Beary Clean" washes will be offered at Brown Bear's 24 tunnel wash locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Nov 06

BHS Dance team workshops

BHS Dance team workshops

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    BHS Dance team workshops
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