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Special Events

 


Bingo/Karaoke
Nights

Jun 24, Jul 29*, 7-10 pm. $15 PNA members, $20 public. *No Aug Event


An exciting evening of bingo, karaoke and good times for folks age 21 and older. For the most up-to-date information on our ever popular Bingo/Karaoke Night, go directly to our bingo page: phinneycenter.org/bingo. This sells out quickly; reservations generally open at 12:01 am on the Monday following each event.

 

To purchase tickets, click here.

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First Friday Film Series
1st Fridays, Jun 3, Jul 1, Aug 5. 1pm. Free.
Enjoy fun and thought provoking movies in air conditioned comfort. All ages welcome!

  • June: My Old Lady

  • July: Inside Out
    Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

  • August: Spirited Away
    An Oscar award-winning and intensely beautiful animated movie from Japan (dubbed in English). During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.


Fraying at the Edges: NY Times Article Discussion
Thursdays June 9 & 16, 10:30 am-12 pm. GSC. Free.
On Sunday, May 1 the NYT provided a ground breaking journalistic offering of a women’s experience with memory Loss.  This full section piece follows a 69 year old retired nurse as she and her family witness and absorb the changes in her brain and her life. Join Mari Becker from the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center and social worker Carin Mack as we use the article to explore and highlight issues and opportunities. This discussion will be appropriate for those living with early stage memory loss and their families and friends. Please read through the article before the first meeting. RSVP at 206.297.0875.


Around the World Luncheon Series Goes to India
Friday, June 10, 12pm. $3. GSC.
Join us for our quarterly luncheon celebrating international cuisines and culture. We will be celebrating the cuisine and culture of India. Festive food and entertainment with good company! RSVP: 206.297.0875.


Classic Movies with Scarecrow Video: All About Eve
Tuesday, June 21, 2:30-4:30pm. GSC. Free.
Scarecrow Video, a local nonprofit film organization dedicated to championing the role of film arts in community, cultural, and civic life, will present a classic movie every quarter at the GSC! All About Eve (1951): An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders and Marilyn Monroe.


GSC Car Show Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Jun 25, 7-11 am. GSC. $5 person/$15 family.
Get a head start on your Car Show day. The Greenwood Senior Center will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast with all the trimmings the morning of the Greenwood Car Show. Doors open at 7 am and food will be served until 11 am. Join us for this tasty annual event. All proceeds benefit the Greenwood Senior Center’s programs and services. For further information call 206.297.0875.


CANCELEED!

Opera Preview and Reception Fundraiser with Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Saturday, Jun 18, 2-4pm. GSC, $10 PNA Members/$15 Public
The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be presenting a preview of their upcoming summer production of the 1888 G&S classic, “The Yeoman of the Guard,” at the Greenwood Senior Center. A tragic-comedy filled with song, humor and drama, the operetta is perhaps the darkest yet most emotionally engaging of the duo’s works. Reception to follow. All proceeds benefit the GSC. Generously sponsored by the CarePartners Management Group.


Inside the Ukrainian Revolution
Wednesday, Jul 6, 1-2:30pm. Free.
Casey Magee is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Ukraine and current Operations Coordinator at The Bureau of Fearless Ideas in Greenwood. In Ukraine, Casey worked with an active youth organization that focused on supporting and promoting journalism, human rights, democratic values and healthy lifestyles. He ended up living through the ‘Revolution of Dignity” in Ukraine, watching his coworkers actively engage in the revolution that eventually toppled an increasingly authoritarian and kleptocratic government, but not before over 100 were shot and killed on the streets of the capital. After the revolution and the ensuing war with Russia, Casey headed a small organization of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Bridge to Ukraine, that provided humanitarian relief to several internal refugee camps as part of an effort to support the over 1.5 million Internally Displaced People from the war. Casey will be talking about his life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine before the revolution, the Ukrainian revolution from his outsider perspective and the aftermath of a covert Russian invasion on the country.


Technology Mentoring Event
Friday, Jul 15, 10:30-11:30am. Free.
Do you need help with your cell phone? Tablet? E-Reader? Laptop? Fit-Bit? Come and get one-on-one assistance from a group of knowledgeable youth volunteers. Registration required: 206.297.0875.


Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program Presentation
Friday, Jul 15, 1-2pm. Free.
The City of Seattle’s Historic Preservation Program manages the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts throughout Seattle. Sarah Sodt, the program manager, will talk about the work of the program. Questions encouraged. RSVP: 206.297.0875.


Coloring for Relaxation Event
Tue, Aug 23, 1-3pm. Free.
The coloring for adults craze is sweeping the nation! Coloring books are topping the New York Times Best Seller List. What’s going on? Studies have shown that creative work can be deeply meditative and beneficial to one’s sense of well-being. We’ll have lots of beautiful pages, pens, pencils, soft music and chamomile tea. Come to see if this technique is effective for you, or just come to spend a quiet afternoon with others. Register: 206.297.0875.


1960s Flashback Sing-Along
Wednesday, Aug 31, 1:30-3pm. Free. GSC.
Grab your parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme and join your friends at the GSC for a groovy sing-along, celebrating the songs of the 1960s. Song sheets will be provided, just in case the “if you can remember, you weren’t there” kicks in. Register: 206.297.0875.


Around the World Luncheon Series Goes to Italy
Friday, Sep 9, 12pm. $3. GSC.
Join us for our quarterly luncheon celebrating international cuisines and culture. We will be celebrating the cuisine and culture of Italy. Festive food and entertainment with good company! RSVP: 206.297.0875.



  

Trips & Outings


Phinney Farmer's Market Walking Group
Fridays, starting Jun 10.

Meet at the GSC at 3pm. 
It’s time for the Phinney Farmer’s Market again! This casual walking group will meet every Friday this summer for a leisurely paced walk from the Greenwood Senior Center to the Phinney Center in time for the start of the market. Return trip on your own schedule, either via the #5 bus, or by foot. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

 

Bainbridge Island Trip
Tuesday, Jul 19, 9:45 am-3:30 pm. $4.05 ferry fare, bring bus fare and money for lunch. Meet at the GSC.
We’ll catch the Metro bus to downtown, take a 35 minute ferry ride, and arrive at Bainbridge Island where we’ll walk into town for lunch and window shopping. Then we’ll reverse the trip, returning to the Center later that afternoon. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

 

Fleet Week Ship Tours
Thursday, Aug 4, 11 am – 3 pm, ship tours are free, bring bus fare and money for lunch. Meet at the GSC.
Come aboard a Canadian or United States Navy or United States Coast Guard vessel. Walk through passageways, climb ladders, tour the different decks and get a real taste of life at sea. We will be taking the metro bus and then walking to Pier 66. Please note: when arriving for public tours, all visitors will be required to present a photo ID and pass through an airport-style security screening checkpoint prior to boarding the ships. All visitors are subject to search prior to entering the security zone. Visitors are encouraged to bring as few items as possible when arriving for their tour and are recommended to wear flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

 

Woodland Park Zoo Trip
Tuesday, Aug 16, 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Free admission; bring bus fare and money for lunch. Meet at the GSC.
If you haven’t gotten to see the new Banyan Wilds exhibit (with tigers!) now is your chance. A limited number of free passes are available courtesy of Seattle Parks and Recreation. We’ll stop for lunch in the neighborhood before heading back to the Center. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

 


Walking Outings

Sounds Steps Special Events
The Greenwood Senior Center is collaborating with Seattle Parks Department. To register for a Sound Steps Special Event, call Jill at 206.684.4664 or

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Senior Zoo Walkers
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Ongoing, 9:15-10:45 am. $15/12 wks. Woodland Park Zoo, South Gate (50th & Fremont)
Woodland Park Zoo, Group Health, and Seattle Parks invite you to join Senior Zoo Walkers, promoting fitness and socializing in a beautiful setting. Fitness Leader Warm-up at 9:15 am. Mail check payable to "Woodland Park Zoo Society" with name address and phone number to: WP Zoo, Ed. Dept./Classes, 601 N 59th St, Seattle 98103.

 

ESML Zoo Walk
Mondays, 9:30-11:15am, Wednesdays 10-11:30 am. Free. Woodland Park Zoo
Gentle to moderately paced one-mile walk, followed by a social gathering in the zoo café. Flat, paved surfaces. For those living with Early Stage Memory Loss; care partners welcome. Pre-registration is required by calling the Alzheimer's Association at 206.529.3868. A partnership with the Alzheimer's Association and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

 

Phinney Farmer’s Market Walking Group
Fridays, starting Jun 10. Meet at the GSC at 3pm.
It’s time for the Phinney Farmer’s Market again! This casual walking group will meet every Friday this summer for a leisurely paced walk from the Greenwood Senior Center to the Phinney Center in time for the start of the market. Return trip on your own schedule, either via the #5 bus, or by foot. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

 

Lake View Cemetery History Walk
Tuesday, June 27, 10 am-2 pm. Free, bring bus fare and a sack lunch. Meet at the GSC.
Let’s visit Capitol Hill’s oldest cemetery! We’ll take a self-guided tour through the gravesites of Seattle pioneers and former luminaries, with a final stop at the internationally-famous graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee. We’ll stop and have a picnic lunch at next door Volunteer Park, before returning to the center. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

 


  

Ongoing Groups & Events

 

For appointments or registration, call the GSC at 206.297.0875. All groups held at GSC unless otherwise noted.

 

Book & Discussion Groups   |   Music   |   Games & Crafts

Special Groups & Clubs  |   Meal Programs

   

 

Book & Discussion Groups

 

Current Events Discussion Group
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month, 1-2pm. Free.
A lively, and sometimes challenging, informal group that discusses current events, politics, nutrition, health care and more.

 

German Language Conversation Group
Fridays, 10:30 am-12 pm. Free.
Achtung! Haben Sie Intresse Deutsch Zu Reden? Kommen Sie Freitags Um 10:30 Uhr Zum Greenwood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to participate in this conversation group; just be able to express yourself (more or less!) in German. Tschuess!

 

Book Discussion Group
1st Tuesday each month, Jun 7, July 5, Aug 2. 1-2:30pm. Free.
Expect in-depth discussions about interesting and challenging literature. We do not have copies to lend, but only choose readily available books, currently in paperback. Please have read book if attending. June: The Hare With the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal. July: The Sparrow by Ann Mary Doria Russell. August: Rain Gods by James Lee Burke.

 

Discussion Group: The Making of an Elder Culture
Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Free. HomeStreet Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave. N
In traditional cultures older people get respect; in our culture we experience diminishment. In the past elders have been seen as wisdom keepers and guardians of the tribe; we are often shunted off and ignored. What can we do to change the way our culture views aging — to reclaim dignity and respect? Join us as we pursue wisdom by examining our lives and asking we can make a difference in today’s world.

 

Conversation and the News of the Day
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am. Free. Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N
Read all about it! Talk all about it! Join us in congenial conversation about current news events. We’ll be in local bookstore and coffee house, Couth Buzzard. No need to come prepared with anything, just a desire for wonderful conversation!

 

Women’s Friendship Group
2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 1-2:30pm, Free.
In this group we will explore our aging in an open and personal way. This ongoing discussion group is for women only.


   

 

Music

   
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G-Notes
Fridays, 9-11 am. Free.
Do you enjoy singing songs from the 20s to the 50s? The G-Notes are looking for new members! All are welcome to audition. If interested, contact director Marilyn Watson for more information, 425.640.5208, or leave a message at the GSC front desk.

   

Sing Along “Jams”
2nd Mondays, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, 11am-12pm. $5 donation.
Gather and sing! All are welcome at this monthly sing-a-long with local singer-songwriter Alice Howe. You can expect a warm, welcoming environment, binders full of lyrics to the songs you know and love, and accompaniment provided by your jam leader. Questions: 206.297.0875.

   

 

Games & Crafts


Bridge
Mondays, 11am-2:30 pm. $1.
Weekly group for experienced players. Drop-ins welcome.
Fridays, 1-3:30 pm. $1.
Weekly group for beginners and all levels. Drop-ins welcome.


Pinochle
Mondays, 8:30 am-3 pm. $1.
Pinochle players wanted! Join us and enjoy one of America's favorite strategy card games. All levels welcome!

 

Chinese Mah Jongg
Wednesdays, 10 am-2 pm. Free.
If you play Mah Jongg, or want to know how to play Mah Jongg, we'd love to have you join us! Beginners welcome.

 

American Mah Jongg at the Stage Door Café
1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays, 2-4pm. Free. Stage Door Café, 208 N 85th St. (Next to Taproot Theatre)
Beginners welcome. For further information, email ronni.wolfe@gmail.com.


Scrabble
Thursdays, 10 am-3 pm. Free.
If you love Scrabble, join us! This is a fun, informal group who will happily welcome Scrabble players of all ages. We meet weekly in our lobby for some good laughs and good times!

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Senior Stitchers

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 1-3 pm. Free.
Informal stitching group to work on your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and other stitching projects. Bring your own supplies and projects.


   

 

Special Groups & Clubs

 

Greenwood Poets
Mondays, 2:30-4:30 pm. Free.
Greenwood Poets was established in 2003 and has evolved into an enthusiastic group of writers who enjoy critiquing each others’ poetry. We try to keep membership at no more than a dozen in order to give each person time at our meetings. We are no longer a beginner group. If you are at least 55 and would be able to commit to weekly attendance, we invite you to come observe a session. When our numbers drop below twelve, we are open to new members. We request a sample of your poetry so we can see if our group would meet your needs. Please contact Ariel at 206.297.0875, or by emailing arielb@phinneycenter.org.

 

   

 

Meal Programs

 

GSC Daily Lunch Program
Monday-Friday, Noon. $3 suggested donation for diners 60 and over, and $6 fixed cost for 59 and younger.
The GSC Lunch program is one of King County's senior dining sites. Enjoy delicious scratch meals five days a week as part of a thriving county-wide community of diners. Tasty and nutritious fare at an amazingly low cost for people 60 and over! Monthly menus will be available at the GSC office.

 

Aurora Commons Meal
The GSC partners with nearby Aurora Commons to help provide a monthly free meal program. To volunteer, call Cecily Kaplan at 206.297.0875.