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PNA E-Newsletter | August 2017
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PNA Events

PC= Phinney Center

6532 Phinney Ave N

GSC=Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St

Tuesday, 8/1
Book Discussion Group: Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
12:30-2:30 pm. GSC. Free.

Wednesday, 8/2
Gelato Presentation with Nutty Squirrel
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.

Friday, 8/4
First Friday Film: Zootopia
1-3 pm. GSC. Free.

Friday-Suday, 8/4-8/13
Gumshoe 5K Walk
PhinneyWood neighborhood. $20 single entry / $15, two or more.

Buy an entry form, take up to 10 days to solve the 30 clues that guide you through the 3.1 mile neighborhood walk, return your form where you bought it and you’re entered into a drawing for $1,000 worth of prizes!

Entry forms go on sale August 4 at Ken’s Market, the Phinney Center and Couth Buzzard Books—$20 for a single form or $15 each if two or more are purchased at the same time.

The Gumshoe is sponsored by the Woodland Park Zoo, A-1 Piano, Red Mill Burgers, Umpqua Bank, Top Ten Toys and El Chupacabra. Event proceeds support the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank.

Look for more details at

Monday, 8/7
Ballard Preschool Co-op Summer Park Playdate
1-3 pm. Gilman Playground, 923 NW 54th St, 98107. All are welcome!

Wednesday, 8/9
Coloring for Relaxation Event
1-3 pm. GSC. Free. Register: 206.297.0875.

Friday, 8/18
Phinney Farmers Market Happy Hour
5-7 pm. PC Upper Parking Lot.
Enjoy local beer, wine, cider and a featured cocktail. All drinks are $5 and proceeds will benefit the Phinney Farmers Market. Must be 21 years old.

Monday, 8/21
Solar Eclipse Party at Greenwood Park
9-11 am. Greenwood Park, 8905 Fremont Ave.
Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Monday, 8/2
Ballard Preschool Co-op Summer Park Playdate
9:30 am-12 pm. Sandel Park. 9053 1st Ave NW, 98117
All are welcome!

9/9 Book Exchange: Mystery, SciFi, Fantasy, Kids' & Cookbooks
9/15 Farmers Market Happy Hour
9/15 Art Gallery Opening Reception
9/27 Pig Out to Root Out Hunger
10/5 Power of Community Breakfast to support Senior Programs

Phinney Farmers Market Happy Hour. This Happy Hour event benefits the Phinney Farmers Market. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve alcohol (if you have a MAST license), check IDs and clean-up on Friday, August 18. To volunteer, email or call 206.783.2244.

Substitute Waterers needed for the GSC veggie garden and/or the Heart of Phinney Park Too. Contact LeAnne at

See more volunteer opportunies »

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More information & more classes:

For non-PNA sponsored classes held at the Phinney Center,
pick up a copy of The Review at the Phinney Center or Greenwood Senior Center, or download a class schedule.

Thursday, 8/3
Digital Scrapbooking with Publisher
10 am-12 pm. GSC. $5 PNA Member/$7 Public.
RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Thursday, 8/17
Card Making
1-3 pm. GSC. $7 PNA Member/$10 Public
Registration required: 206.297.0875.

Friday, 8/18
Infant/Child CPR
7-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building. $15 PNA Member/$25 Public
Register online

Saturday, 8/19
CPR/First Aid/HIV Certification
9 am-1 pm. PC Blue Building. $35 PNA Member/$45 Public. Register online

Wednesday, 8/23
Graphic Novels and Comics for the Unfamiliar Reader
1-2:30 pm.GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.


The Art of Alzheimer’s, in association with Seniors Creating Art, presents:
The Mural Project—Exhilarating Art By Vibrant People

The prevailing narrative around the issue of Alzheimer’s and dementia tends to be one of fear and loss—people with dementia thought of as empty shells where someone used to be. These 16 murals of artwork by nearly 200 people living with dementia and memory loss tell a different story—one of hope, connection, purpose and courage. One look and you immediately realize—they are definitely Still Here, living with dignity, creativity and joy.


SPD’s Night Out Against Crime is Aug. 1
Get your neighbors together and start planning for a fun evening of food, games, socializing, and most importantly—talking about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts. The City allows you to close off your blocks for free allowing you to party in the streets! Get ideas and learn more..

Calling All Artists
PNA Member and Volunteer Show at the Phinney Center Gallery is coming up in September. Applications are due August 15. Read more...

Winter Festival Applications Due August 18
If you'd like to be considered as a vendor for the PNA Winter Festival (Dec 2 & 3), get an application here.

Dragon Room is available to rent
Looking for a kid-friendly space to rent for a birthday party, holiday gathering, or meeting? Check out the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op (PNPC)’s Dragon Room.
Email for more information and to book your rental today!

Another great Beer Taste
The Summer of Love Beer Taste raised a whopping $17,226 for our programs and the People's Choice #1 fave was Resolute Sour Blonde from Dirty Couch Brewing. Thanks to all who made it a great event! Find out 2nd and 3rd place winners...

Help us design our Phinney Center hillside!
This summer, we’re gathering ideas for the long-awaited update to the hillside between the Blue and Brick buildings at the Phinney Center. Read more...

Summer Camps
Summer's underway, and there are still opportunities to enroll your kids in one or more of PNA's summer offerings. See the options...

PNPC's Gently Used Kids' Gear Sale is in Sept!
Save the date for September 16 to shop their awesome consignment sale, or donate items you no longer need. Learn more...

Preschool openings

PCPE: Do you have a 3-5 year old who speaks Spanish in the home? PCPE has a limited number of openings in the Grandes (3-4 year olds), and Pre-K (4-5 year olds) classes for the 2017-18 school year. Visit or contact

Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings in the Infants and 3-5's classes for Fall 2017. Learn more about BPC...

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op has openings for fall. Visit for information about the program and email for details.


PNA Events

Upcoming events

Save the dates

Volunteer opportunities

Phinney Center Gallery

PNA Classes

Registration information

Upcoming PNA classes

PNA News

SPD's Night Out is Aug 1

PNA Member/Volunteer Art Show

Apply for Beer Taste

Rent Dragon Room

Beer Taste Update

Phinney Center Hillside

Summer Camps

PNPC Gear Sale

Preschool Openings


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Fridays, 3:30-7:30 pm
PC Upper Parking Lot

Do your weekly shopping for fresh and unique products, grab a delicious bite to eat and support our local farmers and vendors.

Music Schedule, 5-7 pm:

8/4 Gary Paine – Sing along guy: folk songs and kid songs

8/11 Seattle Suzuki Cello School

8/18 Tim Scallon - Instrumental and song-based music in a variety of styles.

8/25 High Class Brass Band

Thank you Farmers Market shoppers!
It has been a record-breaking season for the Phinney Farmers Market! We have more vendors this year to bring you fresh Northwest produce, flowers, eggs and meat and delicious dinner options too. Thank you to our community for coming out to support our local farmers and vendors!

Join us for Happy Hour on August 18!
Enjoy adult beverages at the Phinney Farmer Market Happy Hour. Drinks are $5 and proceeds will benefit the Phinney Farmers Market. See events section for details.

Pick up a PNA Yard Sign at the Market
Proud to be a PNA member? Show your love during our annual membership campaign with a yard sign. Grab one at the PNA booth.


Spanish Conversation I & II
6-8 pm. PC Blue Building.
$25 per month. First night free!
No class 8/1-8/15.

Phinney Friends Crochet & Knit Group

PC Blue Building, Room 1. 10 am-12 pm. Free.

PNA Bridge Club
PC Blue Building, Room 2. 7-10 pm. Free.

Emerald City Contra Dance
PC Brick Building, 7:30-10 pm. beginners workshop, 7 pm. $5-9


8/2 - 1st Wednesday
PNA Fixers Collective
6 pm. Greenwood True Value.

8/8- 2nd Tuesday
2nd Tuesday Book Club
7-8 pm. PC Blue Building.
MacArthur’s Spies by Peter Eisner

8/11 - 2nd Friday
PNA Game Night
7-10 pm. PC Blue Building.

8/13 - 2nd Sunday
Seattle Song Circle
7-10 pm. GSC West Room. Free.

No PNA Bookclub in August

Seattle Family Dance and Seattle Folklore Society Concerts resume in September.

Tool Library

...Borrow Tools
...King County Seed Library


Wednesdays: 3-6:30 pm
Fridays: 5-7 pm
Saturdays: 9 am-2 pm

Contact the Tool Library at 206.783.2244 or via e-mail.

Tool Donations Wanted

The PNA Tool Lending Library accepts tool donations of any kind. Thank you for your support!
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Room & Space Rentals Rent space for classes, meetings or events! Three locations available.
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