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Viva Las Vegas Auction May 2
Make your reservations now for the PNA’s fundraising auction and biggest neighborhood party on May 2! Tickets are $60 per person or $75 for patrons. Reserve your tickets, preview the catalog, volunteer or donate online. Hot items include getaways to Mexico and Lake Chelan, season tickets to ZooTunes, a private party and Georgetown Brewery tour with Manny, a boat to boat progressive dinner, a bicycle tour of Guemes Island and much more. The auction website is updated weekly with new donations. Questions? Call 206.783.2244 or email emiliaj@phinneycenter.org.

 

New this year - Date Night Child Care
On site child will be available from 5-9 pm, provided by provided by veteran date night sitters. Prices start at $30 for PNA members with one child. For information and to make reservations email samispencer@hotmail.com.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!
A-1 Piano, Woodland Park Zoo, Top Ten Toys, Ron & Robyn Lewis, Montessori Garden School, Hanley Design, and Allegra Print & Imaging!

 

PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day is May 30!
Clean out your closets and get ready to have a sale, recycle your stuff (including electronics), and shop for new treasures. Register your yard sale or reserve a space at the Phinney Center Flea Market by May 23 online, by calling 206.783.2244, or stopping by the Phinney Center. Registered sales will be listed on the official printed Garage Sale Day map and the online interactive map. Thanks to sponsors Jamie Flaxxman Real Estate and Alex Eckhardt Real Estate and interactive map developer SpatialDev.

 

Recipe roundtable
Need inspiration for planning meals? Join our private Facebook group and gain access to lots of meal/snack ideas! As a member, you commit to posting a recipe and/or link to a recipe for any meal or snack at least once a week. Happy cooking–and eating! Cost is $20 to join for one year. For more info or to join, email bpc.fundraiser@gmail.com.

 

Ballard Preschool Co-op enrolling for 2015-16 school year
The Ballard Preschool Co-op offers a part-time structured cooperative program for children from birth through pre-K, as well as a resource and nucleus of support for participating families. Please contact the registrar at bpc.registrar@gmail.com for information and/or visit phinneycenter.org/bpc.

 

Enrolling now: July 2015 camps for kids aged 2.5-7 years in Ballard area
Ballard Preschool Co-op is hosting a variety of exciting summer camps in July 2015 for children aged 2.5-7 years. Programs are open to all families. Camps will be held at our preschool in Loyal Heights and are one week in duration, unless otherwise noted. Get detailed descriptions and registrations. We hope to see your child this summer!

 

Learn how to prevent falls - free course!
A Matter of Balance is a nationally-recognized program designed to help participants identify fall risk factors, manage concerns about falls and learn how to prevent falls. Each two hour class covers a different topic surrounding falls and is comprised of group discussion activities, information and resource sharing, and facilitator-led exercises. Registration is open for the spring session:

 

Thursdays, May 7- June 25
10:30 am-12:30 pm
at the Greenwood Senior Center
*PNA Village member priority registration ends April 15.

 

Registrants must be able to commit to attending at least 80% of the classes. There are only 15 spaces per session so don’t wait to sign up! Contact PNA village to register or with questions: 206.789.1217 or village@phinneycenter.org

 

PNA Village celebrates three years!
The PNA Village is celebrating its third anniversary on Sunday, April 26 with a party for those who make us tick - our members, volunteers, vendors, donors and sponsors of this aging-in-community program. The party is sponsored by Columbia Lutheran Home, Crescent Builds and Sequoia In-Home Care Services, with in-kind support from Ida Culver House Ravenna.

 

The success over the past year is due to support from 97 memberships representing 117 members, 109 volunteers and 82 preferred vendors.


A special thank you to our volunteers, without whom the PNA Village would not exist. Want to get involved? We’re currently seeking advisory board members and always have volunteer opportunities open. Learn more.

 

March 2015


Seeking Jackpots for PNA Auction

Save the Date for May 2 – the Viva Las Vegas PNA Auction! Donations like services, parties, dinners, vacation condos, cabins and unique experiences make our biggest fundraising event a success. Auction donation forms are available on our website at phinneycenter.org/auction. For sponsor and volunteer info contact Emilia at emiliaj@phinneycenter.org or 206.783.2244.


Get Ready For Spring Cleaning
Garage Sale Day is May 30. This community-wide event features more than 100 yard sales, plus the flea market in the Phinney Center’s lower parking lot and the tool sale at the PNA Tool Library. Register your sale or reserve a space at the Phinney Center Flea Market online, by calling 206.783.2244, or stopping by the Phinney Center. Deadline is May 23. Registered sales will be listed on the official printed Garage Sale Day map and the online interactive map designed by SpatialDev. More »

 

BPC & PCPE Gently Used Kids Gear Sale happens April 25. If you have used clothing, toys, books, strollers, furniture, gear or maternity wear to donate, please contact Cindy Harmon at cynthiasido@yahoo.com. Proceeds benefit the preschools!


Free Books, Give or Take
Need a new book for you or your child? Don’t forget to check the free lending library at the bottom of the Blue Building stairs at the Phinney Center. Take a book, leave a book (or three).


Cheers to Reuben’s Brews
The PNA received $209.08 ($1 from each pint sold) from Reuben’s Thank You Thursday in February. Thanks to our friends at Reuben’s and to everyone who drank the 200+ beers to support the PNA. Missed it? visit Reuben's Brews Taproom at 1406 NW 53rd St. in Ballard.


Join the PNA Village Advisory Board
Want to help people age in their own homes? We're looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our programs for people. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership one evening a month, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, contact Janice Dilworth at janiced@phinneycenter.org or 206.789.1217 to find out whether this volunteer opportunity is right for you. We're especially looking for folks with marketing and membership experience, with gerontology backgrounds, from the local communities, or who are on the younger side of the community.


Art Needed for “The BIG One”
Submit your artwork to be considered for “The BIG One” PhinneyWood Art Walk on May 8 and 9. Selected artists will be added to the pool from which participating businesses can pick artists to showcase. Note: submission does not guarantee inclusion in the art walk. For more information, email artupphinneywood@gmail.com or download submission guidelines »


New and improved!
We are updating our class and event registration systems; you can now register online for PNA classes and ticketed events held at the Phinney Center. Stay tuned for online registration for classes and events held at the Greenwood Senior Center. As always, you can also register by calling the Phinney Center or GSC.


Preschool Openings

 

Ballard Preschool Co-op: Part-time structured cooperative programs for children from birth through pre-K. Visit
phinneycenter.org/bpc or contact the Registrar at bpc.registrar@gmail.com.

 

Spanish Preschool Co-op (PCPE): The only Spanish immersion co-op in Seattle has openings in two classes. For more information or to schedule a visit, check out their website or call school Registrar Lulu Roque W at 206.445.3695.


Time to Plan for Summer Camps

PNPC Dragon Room Summer Program
Join the summer fun in the magical Dragon Room at the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op! Camps run June 15 - August 21; ages 2.5 - 7 years. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Science, Sports, Drama, Spanish and more! Check out a list of classes with details. Registration begins March 4th. Questions? Contact phinneysummer@gmail.com.

 

Whittier Kids School Age Camp

WK's camp offers children the opportunity to come and experience a summer full of fun, hands-on education, excitement and adventure! Camp runs June 17-Sept 4th for entering Kindergarten (at least 5 years old) - 5th grade in the 2015-16 school year. Separate programming for kids K-2nd grade and 3-5th graders. Daily field trip opportunities including a weekly outing to the Ballard Pool. Learn more »

 

New! Whittier Kids Kinder-Camp

A summer camp just for 4-5 year olds who will be starting Kindergarten in Fall 2015. Preschool ratios, a smaller camp group and a specific focus on Kindergarten readiness. Field trips and water play at least once per week. Opportunities to engage with preschool and school age group for picnics, field trips and activities. Kinder-camp will follow the same themes as our school age camp with activities modified for the development of young kindergartners. Learn more »


Recycling Success
The annual holiday recycling drive at the Greenwood Senior Center collected thousands of small plastic caps, ten gallons of household batteries and half a shipping container of block Styrofoam. Still have items to recycle? Check out these resources.


Toast to the PNA Wine Taste
Thanks to our participating wineries, Presenting Sponsors Ballard Market and Ken’s Market, Co-sponsor Wine World & Spirits and Sponsor Ladywell’s Vitality Spa. Thank you to Terry Lundmark for designing our poster and Starbucks for donating coffee.

 

February 2015


Calling All PNA Artists!


The Phinney Center Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the 1st PNA Member and Volunteer Art Show by visual artists working in 2D or 3D media. Only applications submitted by members, volunteers and staff will be considered. Jurors from the local community will select the works to be included in the show in September 2015 in the Phinney Center Gallery. Applications are due March 13th! Questions? Contact Pamela Jaynes at arts@phinneycenter.org.

Learn more and submit your work »

Grace Toepfer

Grace Toepfer finishes up a sidewalk repair for PNA.

 

Feb. 14 is Neighbor Appreciation Day


Started in 1995 by our very own Judith Wood, longtime staff, PNA member and neighbor, Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.
For fun ideas to celebrate and a list of planned activities around Seattle, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday.


...and PNA won the neighbor lottery!
We are fortunate to have so many wonderful neighbors and supporters, individuals and businesses alike. For example...

The PNA community
gave generously this December—nearly $20,000 to support PNA programs. Thanks to you, 2015 is off to a great start!


Red Mill Burgers celebrated their 20th birthday and gave donations to community organizations, including the Greenwood Senior Center! At a holiday gathering of the Alzheimer’s Café, Red Mill Founders John, Babe and Mike presented a generous donation to fund memory loss programming.

Toepfer Construction has been a friend to the PNA and helped out on a number of projects. Recently they donated their expertise and labor to help prepare the roof for the new solar panels that we installed. Last week they donated the installation of the concrete to repair to the sidewalk on the east side of the brick building. Pictured above is Grace Toepfer finishing up the project.

 

Phinney Ridge Starbucks always makes sure we’re well-caffeinated, most recently by donating coffee to the PNA Annual Meeting and the Home Design & Remodel Fair.

King County Seed Lending Library Planted at PNA

Starting in February at the PNA Tool Library, you’ll not only be able to borrow the tools you need for your backyard gardening projects, but the seeds as well! The King County Seed Lending Library has taken up residence in the Tool Library’s back shop space, offering a very simple opportunity to preserve, diversify and share seeds with neighbors. When you’re ready to plant something new in your garden, you can borrow seeds from the library for free. At the end of the season, after letting your plants go to seed, you just return some of the seed harvest to the library to replenish this excellent community collection.


The Seed Library will be available during the PNA Tool Library’s normal operating hours: Wednesdays, 3-6:30 pm; Fridays, 5-7 pm; Saturdays, 9 am-2 pm.

 

Home Fair Sponsors Build Community
PNA’s annual Home Design & Remodel Fair is more than just a fair—it’s a fundraiser for the PNA’s Well Home Program and Tool Library. The businesses that sponsor the event are actually helping us keep those resources available to the community.
So, we’d like to say a huge thanks to presenting sponsor CRD Design Build, as well as George W. Johnson Realtors
Greenhome Solutions, Greenwood Hardware, HomeStreet Bank , Jackson Remodeling, NW EcoBuilding Guild, Northwest Homecrafters and Swenson Say Faget.

PNA Auction – Viva Las Vegas!
Mark your calendar for the PNA’s biggest and best fundraising party of the year on May 2. We’re looking for donations of services, items, parties, dinners, vacation condos, cabins and more! Get more information, donation forms and sponsor information online. To volunteer or for more information, contact Chardell at chardell@phinneycenter.org or 206.783.2244.

 

Recycle Broken Holiday Lights, Help Kids with Cancer

Bring your old or broken holiday string lights to the PNA Tool Library by Feb. 11 to donate to Lights for Life. How do holiday lights help kids with cancer, you ask? They contain copper, a valuable commodity, which Lights for Life collects and sells to a recycling company. They then donate the proceeds to families who have a child with cancer!

 

You can drop off your old lights during the Tool Library's open hours Wednesdays, 3-6:30 pm; Fridays, 5-7 pm; Saturdays, 9 am-2 pm. Please note: Lights will not be accepted outside of the Tool Library’s open hours or at PNA’s front desk.

 

Ballard Preschool Co-op Enrolling Infants for the 2015-16 School Year
Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings in the Infants class for the 2015-16 school year. Class meets on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am. A child must be born between 9/1/2014 and 8/31/2015 to be eligible for the class. Please contact the registrar (bpc.registrar@gmail.com) for details about this class or to be put on the waiting list for other classes.

Drop-off Child Care Opportunity at Ballard Preschool Co-op
Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings in their drop-off child care program for children ages 6 months - 5 years on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (12:15 - 3:30 pm). Cost is only $6/hour. Please contact bpc.allschoolchair@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

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