Upcomiing Classes

Complete Class Schedule(s):   Summer 2014 |  Fall 2014 | Featured Classes


For complete class listings click on the link(s) above or pick up a copy of The Review (our quarterly newspaper) at the Phinney Center (6532 Phinney Ave N) - also available online at phinneycenter.org/review. Also, you can see a more complete listing of classes offered at Greenwood Senior Center here.


How to register:

Please call the corresponding number below to sign up for a class.


PC = Class held at Phinney Center (6532 Phinney Ave N) | Call 206.783.2244 for class registration.
GSC = Class held at Greenwood Senior Center (525 N 85th Street) | Call 206.297.0875 for class registration.



For more classes at Greenwood Senior Center, click here.

Upcoming PNA Classes

10/7-11/25 - Tuesdays
Yoga for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (Drop-ins welcome)
GSC. 10:30-11:30 am. $5 per class PNA Members/ $12 per class Public.
Come let a trained Yoga Therapist accommodate your individual issues. With Yoga, force and gravity strengthen bones, while movement stimulates renewal of joints.  Yoga is well suited to the twin perils of Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis. Come enjoy this time honored practice. Wear loose clothing; bring a blanket and water bottle. Drop-ins welcome.


10/9 - Thursday
Design & Remodel: Second Story & Dormer Additions
PC, Room 3. 7-9 pm. $20 Members/ $25 Public.


10/9 - Thursday

Fall Card Making
GSC. 1-3 pm. $7 PNA Member/$10 Public.
Handmade cards are fun to receive and even more fun to create! All materials included in this hands-on workshop. Veteran card makers will help show you the ropes and provide assistance with stamping, embossing, cutouts and a variety of other techniques. Whether experienced or not, you will leave with several gift-ready cards. Registration required. Registration: 206.297.0875.


10/9 - Thursday
Portrait Photography
GSC. 10 am-12 pm. $12 PNA Member/$15 Public.
This class will review different kinds of portrait lighting, then jump into hands-on demonstrations. Taking pictures of yourself or your fellow students, you’ll see how illumination, poses and expressions can elevate selfie photography into dramatic works of art. No experience necessary. Bring any digital camera (DSLR, point-and-shoot or camera phone). Registration required: 206.297.0875.


10/10 - Friday
How Do I Get Rid of This: Recycle, Compost, Garbage?
GSC. 1-2:30 pm. Free. Please RSVP.
Build your skill in Seattle’s favorite sorting game. Fun hands-on challenge (with cheat sheets) – bring your questionable items, win prizes!  Where do recycling & composting go? Why are recycling & compost important? Please RSVP at 206.297.0875.


10/11 - Saturday
Working with Primary Power Tools: Drills & Screw Guns
PC, Blue Room. 12-3 pm. $40 Members/$45 Public.

10/11 & 10/18 - 2 Saturdays


Make a Mask for Dia de los Muertos
302 N 78th St. 3-5 pm. $35 PNA Member/$40 Public.


10/16 - Thursday

Photographic Composition
GSC. 10 am-12 pm. $12 PNA Member/$15 Public.

Want to make your photography pop? Learn how to compose your pictures to bring out the drama of your subject and highlight the interesting parts in your image. We’ll discuss how to add interest to your pictures, review sample photos then get hands-on. No experience necessary. Bring any digital camera (DSLR, point-and-shoot or camera phone). Registration required: 206.386.9106.


10/16-11/20 - 6 Thursdays

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
GSC. 9:30 am-12 pm. Free.
This six-week evidence-based course is for family caregivers. The curriculum provides tools and strategies to better handle the challenges of caregiving. Registration required. Class limit of 13 participants. The Caregiver Helpbook will be available for purchase. Registration required: 206.297.0875.


10/17 - Friday

Infant/Child CPR
PC, Room 6, 7-8:30pm. $15 PNA Member/$20 Public


10/18 - Saturday

CPR/First Aid/HIV Certification
PC, Room 6. 9 am-1 pm. $35 PNA Member/$40 Public


10/18 & 10/25 - 2 Saturdays

Introduction to Encaustic Painting
PC, Blue Room. 10 am-2 pm.
$150 PNA Member/ $160 Public


10/22 & 10/29 - 2 Wednesdays

PC, Room 6. 7-9 pm.


10/23 - Thursday

Still Life And Product Photography
GSC. 10 am-12 pm. Free. Registration required.
Wondering how to photograph those flowers on your table? Want to sell an item on ebay? Post better pictures of your meals to Facebook? This class will show how different light, shadows, angles and framing can dramatically improve your still life photography. No experience necessary. Bring any digital camera (DSLR, point-and-shoot or camera phone). Registration required: 206.297.0875.


10/25 - Saturday

Shadow Box Shrines for Dia de los Muertos
302 N 78th St. 12-2 pm. $20 PNA Member/ $25 Public.


10/25 - Saturday

Calaveras “Sugar” Skull Decorating for Día de los Muertos
302 N 78th St. 3-5 pm. $20 PNA Member/ $25 Public.


10/27-31 - Mon-Fri

Photo Editing/Adobe Elements
GSC. 10 am-3 pm. $20 PNA Member/$30 Public

A five-day class for repairing, sharpening or improving photos! Learn the basics of cropping and adjusting color, then focus on separating and combining images to create personal projects. Good memory retention skills and ability to use Windows programs are necessary to enroll. It is helpful to have Adobe Elements 11 or 12 at home to practice. Registration: 206.297.0875.


10/30 - Thursday

Vegetarian Diet and Preventing Chronic Disease
GSC. 11 am-12 pm. Free. Please RSVP.

Join Ashley Paschke, MSRD, clinical dietitian at Ballard Care and Rehab, as she observes National Vegetarian Awareness Month with a discussion of the long-term health benefits from embracing a vegetarian diet. Call 206.297.0875 to RSVP.


11/1 - Saturday

Babysitter Training

PC. 9 am to 2 pm.
$70 PNA Member / $75 Public ~ Register early! Class space is limited.

Gain the knowledge and skills to be a safe, confident babysitter. Learn about infant and child care, age appropriate toys, safety and injury prevention and how to handle emergencies. Find out what parents expect and practice hands-on skills. Includes in-depth coverage of First Aid, Infant/Child CPR, and how to be safe at home alone while sitting. Instructor Ken Norris, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department, has taught CPR for 15 years.


11/1 - Saturday

Women Working With Power Tools: Circular & Miter Saws

PC. 12-3 pm. $40 PNA Members/ $45 Public per session

The second in a series of three hands-on classes for women. Learn how to use power tools safely and effectively to do more of your own home maintenance. Beginners welcome! Fee includes reusable eye and ear protection. Taught by Wayne Apostolik of Northwest Homecrafters.

Sign up for all three sessions - receive a $20 discount:
-Oct 11: Drills & Screw Guns

-Nov 1: Circular & Miter Saws

-Nov 22: Reciprocating & Jig Saws


For more classes at Greenwood Senior Center, click here.

Ongoing Classes

Mondays: Spanish Conversation Group I & II
PC, Teachers Lounge. 6-8pm. $20/month. First night free!


Wednesdays: Open Lab Group Mentoring: Computer Support
GSC. 10am-noon. Free.


Wednesdays: Watercolor & Drawing
GSC. 10 am-noon. $10/PNA member per class.



Backyard Aquaponics Demo
Cider Press Demo

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