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April 2014

 

Call to Artists: 63rd Street Mural Project

The 63rd Street Mural Committee is Seeking an Artist or Team to Design a New Mural for the Retaining Wall (North) Side of 63rd Street and Aurora Avenue N.

 

Apply by April 25th. You can find details here.

 

 

March 2014

 

Job Opportunities at PNA

We will soon be posting a job description for a full-time PNA Development Director. Keep checking our website at phinneycenter.org/jobs for details. We are also looking to hire a Whittier Kids After School Program Teacher.

 

Shopping = Giving

Help the PNA just by shopping! Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the PNA and your purchases can earn a donation to the PNA. Sign up online at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards; search for the PNA by name or by our account number: 84135.

 

Compost Buckets

As part of our participation in Waste Management's Think Green Recycling Challenge, we have a limited number of free compost buckets available for anyone who signs a pledge to compost. Stop by the Phinney Center office for a bucket.

 

Free Tax Help

AARP is providing free tax help at the Greenwood Senior Center through April 3. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am-3 pm. Call 206.297.0875 to schedule an appointment. United Way of King County is providing free tax help at the Phinney Center through April 15. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-9 pm, Saturdays 10 am-2 pm. No appointment needed. Visit uwkc.org/taxhelp.

 

Preschool Summer Camps

Arts and Crafts, Science, Horse & Pony, Fairies, Drama, Fresh Foods, Nature and more! Visit phinneycenter.org/pnpc/summerprogram.html to see the lineup of camps for children ages 2½ and up. Registration opens March 3. Email questions to phinneysummer@gmail.com.

 

Donate to the PNA Roaring '20s Auction

Donations of services, parties, dinners, vacation condos, cabins, and unique experiences make our auction a huge fundraising success. Donation forms are available at phinneycenter.org/auction. For sponsor and volunteer info contact Chardell at chardell@phinneycenter.org or 206.783.2244.

 

PNA Wine Taste - Thank you!

Thanks to our participating wineries for donating their wines, presenting sponsors Ballard Market and Ken's Market, co-sponsor In The Red Wine Bar for donating appetizers, Terry Lundmark for the poster design and Starbucks for donating coffee.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Help Create a New Mural: Neighbors are coming together to replace the gray walls of the 63rd Street underpass with a colorful mural. Volunteers are needed for marketing, planning, logistics, organizing community voting on the design, staffing the display, fundraising and painting. Marketing experience is especially helpful. Call Mary Lou at 206-782-6129.

GSC Help:

Become a weekly receptionist: 4 hours a week.

Help prepare, serve and clean up lunch: weekly, 10 am-1 pm. Email leannec@phinneycenter.org.

 

Tablet Computers at the GSC

The GSC has recently added tablet computers to our technology center. For information about mentoring and on-site borrowing, email arielb@phinneycenter.org or ask at the front desk.

 

 

February 2014

 

Business News
Keep up with what’s happening in the PhinneyWood business community. Join the DoPhinneyWood Facebook page for business news, events and discounts.


Thank You, Heroes!
“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better.” Studs Terkel. Thank you to all of those heroes who contributed to the PNA in 2013. Your gifts helped make our community better.


Get Your Taxes Done For Free
United Way of King County is providing free tax help at the Phinney Center through April 15. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-9 pm, Saturdays 10 am-2 pm. No appointment needed. For more information, including what to bring, go to uwkc.org/taxhelp.


PNA Auction – Roaring 20s!
Mark your calendar for the PNA’s biggest and best fundraising party of the year on May 3. We’re looking for donations of services, items, parties, dinners, vacation condos, cabins and more! Donation forms and sponsor information are available at phinneycenter.org. To volunteer or for more information, call Chardell at 206.783.2244 or email chardell@phinneycenter.org.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Soup Night: Help dish up our very first community soup potluck on February 9 by setting up and cleaning up. Mmm…
GSC Garden Coordinator: Work with a volunteer team to help to plan and maintain our veggie garden. 2 to 4 hrs/wk.
GSC Lunch Helper: Help prepare, serve and clean up lunch at the senior center. 10 am to 1 pm Tuesdays or Fridays.
Email leannec@phinneycenter.org or call 206.783.2244.

 

 

January 2014

 

Thank You Giving Tree Donors!
353 gifts were collected for families from seven organizations at four collection sites. We also put tags out for a local family whose house burned to the ground and received over $1,000. Thank you for your generosity!

 

FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Drivers Needed
Volunteer drivers are needed to provide local rides for seniors to doctor appointments and more. May involve helping members in/out of a wheelchair and storing a wheelchair/walker in trunk. Your own insured vehicle needed. Contact 206.789.1217 or lizw@phinneycenter.org.

 

PNA Classes on Meetup.com
PNA has started its own Meetup page so that attendees can let us know they plan to attend a class as soon as they’re inspired to sign up. The Meetup page will also carry a number of other PNA events and allow members to interact as part of an online educational community. Please visit the PNA Meetup page at meetup.com/Phinney-Neighborhood-Association.

 

Volunteer Focus Group
Help us better support and engage PNA volunteers! You are invited to participate in a special focus group to help guide the PNA volunteer program. The focus group will be led by University of Washington graduate students from the Community Based Learning and Research program, where students learn skills and capabilities to help build strong and vibrant communities. Specific dates will be determined by participants’ schedules during the last two weeks of January. To participate, email leannec@phinneycenter.org or call 206.783.2244.

 

Openings at PCPE
The Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Espanol, the PNA’s Spanish language preschool co-op, has openings in the class of 2.5-3.5 years old. For more information, go to pcpeseattle.org for information.

 

Looking For Event Space?
Birthday parties, meetings, anniversaries - the PNA has the right space for you! Go to phinneycenter.org/rentals.

 

WISH LIST
- We’d like to borrow (or keep, if you prefer) your leaf mulcher! Help us turn the GSC’s leaf pile into mulch for our garden. Email leannec@phinneycenter.org.
- Tablet Computers for technology programs at the Greenwood Senior Center.
- Flat Screen TV for Bingo/Karaoke at the GSC. Email arielb@phinneycenter.org.

 

 

December 2013

 

Winter Festival
The 33rd annual PNA Winter Festival is December 7 and 8. The PNA’s largest fundraising event features 115 artists and crafts vendors, live ongoing entertainment on two stages, a quilt raffle, a bake sale and lunch items. Support the festival by doing your holiday shopping, baking for the bake sale, or volunteering. Lots of volunteer jobs available. It’s a great opportunity to volunteer with your friends and family! Sign up to volunteer at phinneycenter.org/winterfestival or email leannec@phinneycenter.org.

 

16th Annual Giving Tree
Warm holiday hearts are needed to purchase gifts for kids and women in need. Join us in spreading holiday cheer by participating in our annual Giving Tree. Giving Tree displays are located at the Greenwood Senior Center, Phinney Center (including during the Winter Festival), Whittier Kids and Umpqua Bank. Choose a tag, sign it out to pledge your gift, and return the gift to your pick up location by the date on the tag (early December). Cheers!

 

FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Giving Tree Elves Needed
Help us sort and organize the bounty of gifts from the Giving Tree! Join us at the Phinney Center on December 12, 3-6pm. RSVP to leannec@phinneycenter.org or 206.783.2244. Pointy shoes not required.

 

Holiday Hot Meal
The PNA Hot Meal Program will serve a special holiday dinner on Tuesday, December 24. We’re seeking contributions of cooked hams, pies and juice to leave diners nourished and full of cheer! Go to phinneycenter.org/hotmeal or call 206.783.2244 to make delivery arrangements and check out our ongoing wish list of food staples and kitchen supplies. Thank you to our Thanksgiving Meal donors, and to all who helped make the meal a delicious success!

 

Zoo WildLights, Dine PhinneyWood
Wild animals, wild places and wild lights at Woodland Park Zoo through January 4.
Then use your WildLights ticket to get a discount from local eateries. Find deals at www.phinneycenter.org/wildlights.

 

PNA Village Drivers Needed
PNA Village members rely on volunteers to help them get to medical appointments, the grocery store and other neighborhood destinations. Volunteer to drive for the PNA Village and help seniors stay independent and in their homes. Contact Liz at lizw@phinnneycenter.org or 206.789.1217.


Openings At PCPE
The Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Espanol, the PNA’s Spanish language preschool, has openings in the 1-2 year class and limited space in our 2.5-3.5 year class. Go to pcpeseattle.org for information.


PNPC Holiday Wreaths
Stop by the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op booth at the Winter Festival to purchase your locally grown holiday wreaths. They make excellent gifts as well as support early childhood education at our nonprofit school. All for just $20!

 

Shop Local This Holiday Season
Support your community by shopping local on Small Business Saturday, November 30 and the rest of the Holiday season too! Pick up a new neighborhood business directory at the Phinney Center office or at participating businesses.

 

Looking For A Place To Hold Your Holiday Party?
Birthday parties, meetings, anniversaries - the PNA has the right space for you! Go to phinneycenter.org/rentals.

 

WISH LIST
- Tablet computers for technology programs at the Greenwood Senior Center.
- Flat Screen TV for the GSC’s Bingo Karaoke.
Email Ariel at arielb@phinneycenter.org.

 

PNA Holiday Closures
The Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center will be closed from December 25-January 1.

 

 

November 2013

 

Light A Fire Award
The PNA’s Greenwood Senior Center was one of seven organizations to receive Seattle Met Magazine’s annual Light A Fire Award, given to organizations that make Seattle a better place to live, give and grow. The magazine’s November issue includes a profile of GSC’s early stage memory loss programs. (826 Seattle was also honored)


Thanksgiving Potluck at the GSC
We want to continue the potluck Thanksgiving dinner tradition at the GSC but we need someone to coordinate it. Each year, 75-100 neighbors usually attend this potluck. This is a great volunteer opportunity for a family or group of friends. Coordinators host the dinner and help with and oversee set-up and clean-up. If you are willing to make this happen, contact LeAnne at 206.297.0875 or email Leannec@phinneycenter.org.


PNPC Supports PCPE
The Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Español (PCPE) would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our friends at the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op (PNPC), who donated $600 to our scholarship fund this fall! This generous donation will help us offer scholarships to families in need who would otherwise be unable to participate in our program. ¡muchas gracias!


Cool Tools with Candace Rowe

The PhinneyWood Tool Library welcomes its newest guest writer, Candace Rowe, who presents the first installment of her “Cool Tool” series with a great review of the Mantis Electric Tiller, one of the stars in the tool library’s collection!
Read the first edition of “Cool Tool” at http://phinneycenter.blogspot.com.


PNPC Holiday Wreaths
The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op will be selling sustainably and locally grown holiday wreaths at the PNA Winter Festival again this year. They are 24” across, smell amazing, and make excellent gifts as well as support early childhood education at our nonprofit school. All for just $20! See you at the Winter Festival!


Thanksgiving Pies
Order delicious Thanksgiving pies from the Greenwood Senior Center until November 20 (pickup from November 25-27, 9 am-5 pm). The cost of $12 supports the GSC. Call 206.297.0875 to reserve yours!


FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Winter Festival
December 7-8, lots of shifts.
Help vendors unload, staff the bake sale or make sure we have toilet paper in the bathrooms, among the many jobs available. leannec@phinneycenter.org.

 

 

October 2013

 

October is PNA Membership Month
Members are the heart of the PNA and the reason that we are here! Help us spread the word - encourage your friends and neighbors to join the PNA and support the great community work that we can do because of members!
Yard Signs!
• Show your PNA support by displaying a “Proud To Be A PNA Member” yard sign for the month of October.
• Pick up yard signs at the Phinney Center, or the GSC. Volunteers may be delivering PNA yard signs to your block; signs will be picked up in early November.
• If you are willing to deliver signs to PNA members on your block, email chardell@phinneycenter.org.
Member Profiles!
• We are featuring profiles of PNA members on our website throughout the month of October. Share your “one line story” and picture - fun, serious or silly with us. Email stephanien@phinneycenter.org.

 

Thank you!
This year’s Power of Community fundraising breakfast raised $21,350 for the PNA’s senior programs. Thank you to everyone who participated. Special thanks to our sponsors: Piper Village, the Hearthstone, Swedish Ballard, Pacific Continental Bank, Norse Home, Winward Communications, Sequoia In-Home Care Service and BNBuilders.


FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Friday, November 1. 4:30-10 pm.

Paint faces, help kiddos decorate sugar skulls, take pics of the festivities and more! Also some prep help needed. Contact LeAnne at leannec@phinneycenter.org.

 

 

September 2013

 

Back to School Donation Drive
Remember the first day of school? Shiny new shoes, clean notebook paper and a fresh box of crayons? You can help make going back to school easier for foster kids through Treehouse and other local kids in need at Whitman Middle School. The PNA is hosting a back to school drive for new supplies and clothing (ages 5 through 18) in September, and we need your help! Especially requested are flash drives, 2” white or black binders, combination locks, jeans, backpacks and hoodies. For a complete list of desired items, visit our website phinneycenter.org/pnina. Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the Greenwood Senior Center or the Phinney Center Blue Building through September 30. Thanks for your generosity!


Your Story Here!
The PNA is full of unique stories! As part of our PNA membership campaign we are featuring PNA members and their unique stories – in one sentence! Take a look at some samples at phinneycenter.org/profiles and send us your picture and one-line story to stephanien@phinneycenter.org or call 206.783.2244 for information. This year’s membership campaign will also feature our Proud to Be a PNA Member yard signs to show the great community support. Stop by the Phinney Center and pick up your yard sign after September 9. Signs will also be available at the Phinney Farmers Market on September 13 and 20, and outside Ken’s Market and the Greenwood Library on September 20. We are looking for volunteers to deliver PNA yard signs to members on their block. Signs will be displayed through October and picked up in November. If your neighbors do not have a PNA member yard sign, be sure to encourage them to join (or renew). We also have neighborhood information packets that you can deliver to new neighbors on your block. Thanks to our PNA members, the PNA is the heart and soul of our strong, vibrant and thriving community!


FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Power of Community Breakfast
Wednesday, September 18. 5-9:30 am.
Set up, serve and/or clean up for the GSC Benefit Breakfast, The Power of Community. Two shifts, and we’ll have plenty of hot coffee for you :)

 

 

August 2013

 

Our New Little Library
Jackson Sage contributed the PNA’s first Little Free Library as his Eagle Scout service project. It has been registered with the national organization (littlefreelibrary.org). We invite you to become a patron and donate books you have enjoyed and to find books that your neighbors have enjoyed. Currently, we have an under supply of and a demand for children’s books. Bring your books and check out the library under the stairs in the Community Plaza.


Tell us about you...
We’re looking for PNA members we can highlight during PNA membership month in October. Learn more and send us your submissions at phinneycenter.org/profiles.


Whittier Kids Half Day Preschool
Join us for preschool (3-5 years old) half day summer camps in August. We are also enrolling for half day preschool for the 2013-14 school year! Go to phinneycenter.org/kids or contact the Registrar at Lorie@phinneycenter.org.


Fundraising Breakfast at the GSC
Plan now to attend the second annual Power of Community fundraising breakfast to benefit the PNA’s senior programs: Wednesday, September 18, from 7 - 8:30 am at the Greenwood Senior Center.


Ballard Preschool Co-op Openings

Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings in the 3-5s class for the 2013-2014 school year! Class is Tues/Wed/Thurs from 12:15-3:15 pm, plus Fridays from 12:15-3:15 pm for the pre-K kids. Contact the registrar for more class details at bpc.registrar@gmail.com or ballardpreschoolcoop.org.


PNPC Update
Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op (PNPC) will add a Multi-Age class on Thursdays in the Phinney Center from 11:45 am-1:45 pm. This class will be similar to the once per week Parent-Infant and Toddler aged classes. For more information, contact pnpc_info@yahoo.com.


FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
!A Salute in Italia! A Festive Evening of Dinner & Dancing
Friday, August 16, 2013. 6:30-10 pm.
Serve and clean up at this authentic Italian dinner. Volunteers will eat for free! To volunteer, contact LeAnne Chow at 206.783.2244 or leannec@phinneycenter.org.


Thank You!

Special thanks to the Greenwood Knights for their donation of $4,500 to the Greenwood Senior Center and to Red Mill Burgers for their donation of $1,000 for the Greenwood Senior Center's Alzheimers programming.

 

 

July 2013

 

PNA’s Culture of Inclusion: We’d love to hear from you!
Help ensure a culture of inclusion at PNA and guide the development of future PNA programming and resources simply by letting us know a little bit about yourself in a short, demographics survey. You can complete the survey in person at the Phinney Center or online at phinneycenter.org/survey.


There’s something about you...
...and we’d like you tell us what it is. Curious? Here’s the deal: We’re looking for PNA members we can highlight during October – our PNA membership month. Learn more and send us your submissions at phinneycenter.org/profiles.


PNA 2012 Annual Report
The PNA 2012 Annual Report is now available online at phinneycenter.org. Hard copies are also available at the Phinney Center Blue Building office.


Sign Up For PNA Summer Camps
Experience a summer of fun, hands-on education and adventure! We offer school age (5-12 years old) and preschool (3-5 years old) summer camps from June to August. More info: phinneycenter.org/kids.


PCPE Updates & Enrollment Info
On behalf of the Phinney Spanish Language Preschool Co-op (PCPE) we would like to thank the extraordinary band Los Cumbieros and Los Agaves Restaurant for donating their time and money to our fiesta. It was a huge success!
PCPE is still accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year for the following classes:

  • 1-2 year olds: Fridays from 9:30-11:30 am

  • 2.5-3.5 year olds: Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am

Please contact PCPE to schedule a tour or request your preschool enrollment packet at 206.783.2244, Ext. 63 or pcpe@phinneycenter.org.


Ballard Preschool Co-op Openings
Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings in the 3-5s class for the 2013-2014 school year! Class is Tues/Wed/Thurs from 12:15-3:15 pm, plus Fridays from 12:15-3:15 pm for the pre-K kids. The co-op aims to provide a structured cooperative program designed to encourage the social, emotional, physical, and mental development of young children. It is also intended to be a resource and nucleus of support for participating families. Contact the registrar for more class details at bpc.registrar@gmail.com or ballardpreschoolcoop.org.


PNA Village Needs Volunteers
Now in its second year of providing volunteer services and preferred vendor referrals, the PNA Village has witnessed a significant increase in service requests. Last year, members made a total of 3 requests in April and 5 requests in May. This year, members have made a total of 32 requests in April and 41 requests in May. More requests means a need for more volunteers! PNA Village’s most popular member requests are minor home repairs and maintenance, rides to appointments and errands in the Seattle area, and seasonal yard work. PNA Village volunteers also provide light housekeeping, senior companionship to members, committee support and office support. To volunteer, please contact us at village@phinneycenter.org or 206.789.1217.


FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help at the Phinney Farmers Market
Fridays, 3-7 pm.
Positions include staffing the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance/PNA booth; Clean-up Assistant; and Event Support (Zucchini Races on August 9, among others). Contact LeAnne at leannec@phinneycenter.org for more info.


  

June 2013

 

PNA's Culture of Inclusion: We'd love to hear from you!
Help ensure a culture of inclusion at PNA and guide the development of future PNA programming and resources simply by letting us know a little bit about yourself in a short, demographics survey. You can complete the survey in person at the Phinney Center or online at phinneycenter.org/survey.

 

BIG Thanks!
Thanks to everyone who donated to the PNA during the Seattle Foundation's Give BIG event. Including employer matches, we raised $4,185 to help fund PNA programs and activities, including the Greenwood Senior Center, PNA Village, Hot Meal Program, Art Gallery and Tool Lending Library.

 

Sign Up For PNA Summer Camps
Experience a summer of fun, hands-on education and adventure! We offer school age (5-12 years old) and preschool (3-5 years old) summer camps from June to August. More info: phinneycenter.org/pnakids.

 

PCPE Enrollment
PNA's Spanish Language Preschool Co-op (PCPE) is still accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year for the 1-2 year olds class on Fridays, and the 2.5-3.5 year olds class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact PCPE to schedule a tour or for an enrollment packet at 206.783.2244, Ext. 63 or pcpe@phinneycenter.org.

 

Derby Day at the PNA
It's a winner! Derby Day at the PNA Auction was a tremendous success grossing a record breaking $105,000. Generous bidders donated $22,000 to support the PNA Hot Meal program and Greenwood Senior Center. Thank you to our sponsors, Gary's Games & Hobbies, Point B, Rest Assured Inspection Services, Woodland Park Zoo, Jan Gray & Kerry Fowler, Ron & Robyn Lewis, Montessori Garden, NRG Seattle, Pro Benefits of Washington, Allegra Print and Imaging and Sharon Hanley of Hanley Design whose sponsorships help underwrite the cost of this event. The contributions of our sponsors, donors, bidders and volunteers make this our biggest and best fundraising event! Thanks also to Glen Beebe for the champagne, Maritime Pacific Brewing for the beer and Starbucks for the coffee.

 

Job Opportunity: Ballard Preschool Parent Educator
The Parent Educator helps to connect the classroom to the home and families to the classroom, as well as helping families understand their child and resolve any parenting concerns outside the classroom. To learn more visit phinneycenter.org/jobs.


     

May 2013

 

Sign Up For PNA Summer Camps
Experience a summer of fun, hands-on education and adventure! We offer school age (5-12 years old) and preschool (3-5 years old) summer camps from June to August. Come for one or all weeks. For more info: phinneycenter.org/pnakids.

 

Give BIG - May 15
On May 15, be a part of Seattle's biggest charitable giving event. GiveBIG, sponsored by The Seattle Foundation, is a one-day, online opportunity to donate to more than 1,400 local non-profits, including the PNA. Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors will match a share of every contribution. Donations made to the PNA will help support a variety of programs. Donations must be made through The Seattle Foundation website at seattlefoundation.org. Select "Find a nonprofit" and then search for the PNA. Thank you!

 

NW Fine Arts Competition
Call to artsits: Submit your work for the NW Fine Arts Competition! Selected artists will have their work shown in our gallery from October-November 2013 and the winning artist will receive a $200 award and a solo show in 2014. Visit phinneycenter.org/arts for instructions and more information.

 

PNPC Seeks Twos Teacher
A great opportunity for a parent who would like to work part-time but also needs to be available for his or her own kids when they get home from school. PNPC follows the Seattle Public School's schedule so you'd have most of the same holidays and vacations as your kids! For more info, visit phinneycenter.org/jobs.

 

PCPE Enrollment
PNA's Spanish Language Preschool Co-op (PCPE) is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year for the 1-2 year olds class on Fridays, and the 2.5-3.5 year olds class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact PCPE to schedule a tour or for an enrollment packet at 206.783.2244 or pcpe@phinneycenter.org.

 

Comfort And Joy - Thank You!
Thank you for bringing Comfort and Joy to youth at Broadview Emergency Shelter! The crates are overflowing with gifts.

 

PNA Village Turns One
The PNA Village is celebrating its first anniversary Sunday, April 28, with a party for all who helped launch this new aging-in-place program. Thank you to sponsor Sequoia In-Home Care. Our success is due to: 86 members, served by 87 volunteers; 50 preferred vendors, and quarterly socials.

 

Featured Volunteer Opportunity
PhinneyWood Art Walk (the BIG One!)
Distribute and pick up A-Board style signs to businesses along the Phinney-Greenwood corridor on May 10 and 11.


   

April 2013

 

Sign Up For PNA Summer Camps
We offer school age and preschool summer camps from June-August. Visit phinneycenter.org/pnakids for more info.

 

Derby Day At PNA Auction
Make your reservations now for the PNA's fundraising auction and biggest neighborhood party! Tickets are $55 per person or $75 for patrons. Invitations have been emailed and mailed. Let us know if you did not receive an invitation. Go to phinneycenter.org/auction to make your reservation, preview the catalog or to volunteer. Hot items you'll want to bid on include getaways to Mexico and the WA coast, tickets to ZooTunes & Disneyland, Alaska Airline airfare and much more. The auction website will be updated weekly with new donation items. Donations are still being accepted! For a form or questions, call 206.783.2244 or e-mail chardell@phinneycenter.org.

 

Garage Sale Day, Flea Market, Tool Sale, Ecycle & Recycle
Clean out your closets for Garage Sale Day on May 18. There are over 100 yard sales, a Flea Market, a Tool Sale and recycling with Goodwill, InterConnection and SustainableWorks. Register your Garage Sale or Flea Market site online at phinneycenter.org/garagesale or at the Phinney Center. For PNA members, Garage Sale registration is $15 and Flea Market sites are $25. The registration deadline is May 10. The PNA promotes the event and provides an online and printed garage sale map. For information, call 206.783.2244 or email chardell@phinneycenter.org.

 

Marking Place
Marking Place, the large sculpture temporarily on view in the Heart of Phinney Park, is part of a collaborative work of four local artists: Clint Ceder, Susan Gans, Yun Hong Chang and David Traylor. Learn more at phinneycenter.org/hopp.

 

Comfort And Joy
Make a big difference by donating toys, books and other items to children at the Broadview Emergency Shelter. Gift ideas are posted in the Phinney Center lobby and online at phinneycenter.org/pnina. Unwrapped gifts are due back by April 18.

 

Featured Volunteer Opportunity
A/V Club Members Wanted!
Join the ranks of the highly desired PNA A/V Club! Members get to set up and maintain our portable sound system for events and performances. Contact bill@phinneycenter.org for more information or to sign up.


    

March 2013

 

PhinneyWood Kicks Off 2013 Pride
In June our neighborhood will kick start a month of Pride in Seattle, with a day of support for our LGBTQ family and friends. The first ever PhinneyWood Pride will bring our community together to celebrate diversity and tolerance with events everyone can enjoy. Visit phinneycenter.org/pride.

 

Donate To The PNA Auction
Save the Date for May 4! Donations like services, parties, dinners, vacation condos, cabins, etc. make the auction our biggest PNA fundraising event. Auction donation forms are available on our website at phinneycenter.org/auction. For sponsor and volunteer info contact Chardell at 206.783.2244 or chardell@phinneycenter.org.

 

Food Backpacks For Viewlands
The Hunger Intervention Program now serves Viewlands Elementary School in addition to two other schools in North Seattle. Each weekend they give backpacks full of food to students in need. To donate or volunteer, visit hungerintervention.org.

 

Featured Volunteer Opportunity

Art Gallery Set Up
Prepare gallery space and hang art each month. No experience needed. First Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Check out our other volunteer opportunities at phinneycenter.org/volunteer.

 

New Bike Rack
We have a beautiful new bike rack at the Phinney Center that was the peddle-away winner of the Artistic Bike Rack competition. It was designed and fabricated by Bruce Andersen of Andersen Studios. Come check it out!

 

Thanks To Reed Painting
Thanks to Randy and the whole crew at Reed Painting for painting our Teacher's Lounge for free! The pros were able to completely transform the room, "cutting in" all of the window detail by hand and beautifully redoing the entire room. Our thanks for a job well done.

 

PNA Wine Taste
Thanks to our participating wineries for donating their wines. Thank you to presenting sponsors Ballard Market and Ken's Market. Thank you to co-sponsor In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe for donating delicious appetizers, Terry Lundmark for poster design and Starbucks for donating coffee.

 

Art Walk - The BIG One
Artists and businesses interested in participating in this year's BIG Art Walk, May 10 and 11, can find application information online at artupphinneywood.com.


    

February 2013

 

Missed the PNA Annual Meeting?
Click here to watch a slide show recap (PDF format).

 

Recycling Challenge - Keep Going!
As of the last count, the Wednesday North area, which includes most of Greenwood, was leading the City of Seattle's recycling challenge! Keep recycling as much as you can and their $40,000 prize money could go to a Greenwood community project. Learn more: wmnorthwest.com/seattle.

 

PNA Auction - A Day at the Races!
Mark your calendar now for the PNA's biggest and best fundraising party of the year on May 4. In the past, PNA members have made great donations of services, items, parties, dinners, vacation condos, cabins and much more! Auction donation forms and sponsor information are available on our website at phinneycenter.org. To volunteer for planning, at the auction, for donation forms or more information, call Chardell at 206.783.2244 or email chardell@phinneycenter.org.
Races

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The PNA has new electric vehicle charging stations in the upper parking lot near the building. Our partner on the project is ECOtality (ecotality.com). We installed two chargers that are linked to the Blink Network via the Internet. This is our contribution to the shift away from carbon fuels to a more sustainable future. We won't have the cars without the infrastructure to support them.

 

New Shelter In Phinney Ridge
Emmanuel Bible Church has put together a Men's winter shelter at 503 N 50th Street. It's open every night from 8 pm-7 am and guests will be given a warm space to sleep with a mattress and blanket. To volunteer, contact Kirby at 425.205.0623.

 

Holiday Lights Recycling
Through Wednesday, February 13, drop off your old/broken holiday lights at the PNA Tool Library during their open hours (Wed 4:30-6:30 pm, Fri 5-7 pm, Sat 9 am-2 pm). Lights will not be accepted outside of open hours, nor at the PNA front desk. These lights will eventually be recycled through Lights for Life, which helps families that have a child with cancer.

 

Solar For Your Home?
It's not just a good thing to do for the environment, but it is a smart investment, too. The return on investment from solar has never been better because of big incentives. Learn more at www.solarizewa.org.

 

Phinney Neighbors In Action
Looking for an easy and fun way to volunteer with your kids? Sign up to provide breakfasts or snacks for women at a women's shelter at phinneycenter.org/volunteer.


  

January 2013

 

2013 - A Year of Sharing at the PNA

For more than three decades, the PNA has served local neighbors through a wide variety of programs, events and resources. Now we want to support our community in yet another capacity: As a Community Sharing Hub. Inspired by the recent popularity of the Sharing Economy, the PNA wants to do everything we can to support participation in all sorts of sharing efforts among our neighbors and friends. That's why we have officially declared 2013 to be a Year of Sharing here at the PNA and hope that you'll join us in celebrating the power of sharing, discovering new ways to get access to the things you need, and even create programs of your own! For more information visit phinneycenter.org/sharing.

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Winter Festival Recap
Thank you so much for braving the wind and rain to help make our 2012 Winter Festival a success! Together with your efforts, we saw 5,000 people through the doors, including musicians, volunteers, children and vendors; popped 70 pounds of popcorn; collected 1,972 pounds of food for the Greenwood Food Bank and raised $2,998.32 through our bake sales alone! We couldn't have done it without the muscles, smiles and festive holiday spirit of our volunteers and neighbors.

 

Thanks for the Gift of Cheer!
Thank you to all who participated in our annual Giving Tree holiday gift drive! The gift recipients and drive organizers were overwhelmed by your generosity. Hundreds of gifts were carefully selected, lovingly wrapped and donated to the children and residents of Broadview Emergency Shelter, Cate Apartments, Childhaven, Dorothy Day House, Greenwood Food Bank, Whittier Kids and Whitman Middle School. Thanks also to Umpqua Bank for hosting a tree.

 

New Advisory Board for PNA Village
Having completed its first year of operation the PNA Village is ready to move into another phase of its work plan and has established a formal PNA Village Advisory Board from among its membership. We expect much of the coming year's work to be accomplished through committees composed of Advisory Board Members, PNA Staff and other interested volunteers. Committees for 2013 will be Membership / Marketing, Fundraising, Social/Program, Volunteer and Vendors (businesses). Each committee has developed a set of goals and objectives for the coming year. If you would like to help aging neighbors remain in their homes and in the community, consider participating in one of the Village committees. For more information on any of the committees or to volunteer, contact the PNA Village Volunteer Coordinator, Katie Dineen, katherined@phinneycenter.org or 206.789.1217.

 

Exclusive Coupons for PNA Members
Did you know? As a PNA member you can now get great discounts at a variety of local businesses. Visit dophinneywood.com/coupons to get your discounts today.

 

PhinneyWood Business Updates
Get the latest PhinneyWood business updates on Facebook and Twitter, including business openings, closures, events, coupons, etc.

 

PNA Holiday Closures
The Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center will be closed from December 23-January 2, except for Whittier Kids programs and Emerald City Contra dance.

 

Save Your Receipts
Save your Ballard Market receipts for the PNA and we will receive a 1% donation for the Greenwood Senior Center. Receipts can be dropped off at the Phinney Center. Over the past 11 years, Ballard Market and the former Greenwood Market have donated over $40,000 to the PNA!