Phinney Neighborhood Association: community Begins Here
PNA E-Newsletter | May 2017
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PNA Events

PC= Phinney Center

6532 Phinney Ave N

GSC=Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St
Show Up For Your Elders GiveBIG to the PNA Village on May 10th and you can do just that. You can run to the pharmacy for a neighbor in need, repair that broken fence, and ensure that your aging neighbors know they are vital to the fabric of our community.

ALL donations received for GiveBIG will support the Village. Schedule your donation TODAY or make your donation on May 10th.

4/30 – Sunday
El Dia de Los Ninos / International Children's Day Festival
10 am- 1 pm. 1614 S. Jackson St. Free.
Co-sponsored by our Spanish language preschool co-op, this family event features art workshops, music and movement, poetry, storytelling, and healthy snacks.


5/2 – Tuesday
Book Discussion Group:
Staggerford by Jon Hassler
12:30-2:30 pm. GSC. Free.

5/3 – 17 (Wednesdays)
Breaking White Silence Book Group

10:30 am-12 pm. GSC. Free.
For further information about this project or to RSVP: 206.297.0875.

5/5 – Friday
First Friday Film: Since Otar Left (2003)
1-3 pm. GSC. Free.

5/6 – Saturday
PNA Auction: Starry Night
5 pm. PC Blue Building and Tent. $60 Individual/$75 Patron
Blast-off for a fun-filled, celestial themed evening starting with a silent auction and tasty buffet dinner, followed by the live auction and delicious dessert dash. Get your tickets and check out the awesome donations in the auction catalog.

5/9 & 5/10 – Tuesday & Wednesday
Free Business Consulting
5/9: 10-6 pm; 5/10: 8 am-1 pm. PC Blue Building
Meet with a consultant for free to get advice on your business challenges, courtesy of The Office of Economic Development. To request a topic and schedule a time slot, email or call 206.783-2244.

5/9 – Tuesday
Village Volunteer Training

10 am-12 pm. GSC. Free.
To attend, please email or call 206.789.1217.

5/10 – Wednesday
ACLU Presentation: Know Your Free Speech Rights
1-2:30 pm. GSC. Free.


5/12 – Friday
Around the World Luncheon Series Goes to New Orleans
12 pm. GSC. $5.
Festive foods and entertainment with good company. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

5/12 – Friday
Phinney Center Gallery Opening
7-9 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
Northwest Fine Arts Competition. See "Gallery," below.

5/12 & 5/13 – Friday and Saturday
The BIG One Art Walk

5/12: 6-9 pm; 5/13: 12-5 pm. PhinneyWood Neighborhood. Free.
Celebrate art in the ‘hood. Highlights this year will include the NW Fine Arts Competition at the Phinney Center Gallery, the first annual Seattle Recycled Arts Festival hosted by Urban Light Studio and live music at a number of locations.

In the spirit of the art walk theme of “Art Up, Chow Down,” restaurants and pubs are encouraged to participate as well by offering music or menu specials.

Art Walk maps and information on participating venues will be available online at and at participating businesses the week of the event.

5/17 – Wednesday
How to Get Help from the Federal Government
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.
Staff from Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s office will explain how you can get help with navigating federal programs and agencies. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

5/17 – Wednesday
Geriatrician Talk: End of Life Considerations
1-2:30 pm. Free.
Dr. Judy Kwok presents on end-of-life considerations, including the logistics of POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) forms and health care-related DPOA (Durable Power of Attorney) forms. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

5/24 – Wednesday
Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Presentation
1-2 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP at 206.297.0875.

5/31 – Wednesday
Ask an Immigrant Panel Discussion
1-3:30 pm. GSC. Free.
For questions or to RSVP: 206.297.0875.

6/2 – Friday
Phinney Farmers Market Opening

3:30-7:30 pm. PC Blue Building Parking Lot. Free.

6/2 – Friday
PNA Member Tea, Treats and Orientation
6:30 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.

6/3 – Saturday
PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day
9 am-2 pm. PC parking lots, Tool Library and neighborhood.
Register your sale by May 20. See news section for details.

6/3 – Saturday
Pride Rainbow Hop

10:30 am-1:30 pm. PhinneyWood neighborhood. Free.

6/14 - Business Member Social at The Park Pub
6/10 - PCPE Family Fiesta
6/24 - Greenwood Car Show Pancake Breakfast
7/22 - Summer Beer Taste

PNA Auction “Starry Night”: Auction Volunteers needed May 6th (and on May 7th to help clean up).  Check out the jobs & shifts online.


Hang out with 2 year olds. Looking for an extra pair of hands (and eyes) to support the Ballard Preschool Co-op Monday Playgroup. 9 am-12 pm, through 6/12. Some experience with kids and background check required. Email

Pride Rainbow Hop volunteers. Saturday, 6/3. Contact

See more volunteer opportunies »

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More information & more classes:

Classes held at Phinney Center (PC):

Classes held at Greenwood Senior Center (GSC): or call 206.297.0875

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.

5/2 – Tuesday
Designing Backyard Cottages
7-9 pm. PC Blue Building. $15 PNA Member/$25 Public

5/3– Wednesday
Twitter Basics
10 am-12 pm. GSC. $7 PNA. Members/$10 Public.
RSVP: 206.297.0875

5/5-26 – Fridays
Block Printing
12:30-3 pm. GSC. $50 PNA Members/$58 Public, $20 supply fee.
RSVP: 206.297.0875.

5/5 – Friday
Later Life Leadership
1-3 pm. GSC. Free. Register: 206.297.0875.

5/13 – Saturday
CPR/First Aid/HIV Certification
9am-1pm. PC Blue Building.
$35 PNA Members/$45 Public.

5/21 – Sunday
Earthquake Home Retrofit
2 pm-4 pm. PC Blue Building. Free. Registration required.

5/25 – Thursday

Card Making
1-3 pm. GSC. $7 PNA Member/$10 Public.
Registration required. 206.297.0875.


Morning Song | Chloris by Sandi Bransford
May 10-June 9.
See the work of Pacific Northwest artists selected by local art experts. Sandi Bransford was selected as the Jurors’ Choice artist. Get more information about the show and other selected artists. Meet many of the artists and vote for the People’s Choice at the opening reception on Friday, May 12, 7-9 pm during The Big One art walk.

PNA Starry Night Auction May 6
Light up the night! Tickets are still available for an astronomical evening of bidding, fun and supporting your community. We’ve received a ton of out-of-this-world donations, including unique experiences, cabins, vacation condos, art, gourmet dinners and more. Check out the catalog (updated regularly) and get tickets.

Summer Camps Registering Now!
Whittier Kids Day Camps - K-5th Grade. Fun weekly themes; open to all families!
PNPC Dragon Room Camps - Ages 2-10.
Themed camps in the magical dragon room.
BPC drop-off care - 15 mo. and up. Tues, Wed, Thurs, 9 am-12 pm. To sign up, email

Prepare for Garage Sale Day June 3
Clean out your house and have a yard sale or reserve a space at the Phinney Center Flea Market. Register by May 20. Visit, call 206.783.2244, or stop by. Special thanks to SpatialDev for creating the interactive map.

Tool sale: Donate your extra tools! Drop items by the PNA Tool Library during open hours or contact Todd at 206.783.2244 ext. 48,

Plant Exchange: Bring plants, pots, gardening books and tools to exchange, or just pick up some new plants for free! Drop off plants at the Phinney Center on Friday, June 2.

Friends of the Phinney Farmers Market
Join the Friends of the Phinney Farmers Market to strategize, help promote the market, volunteer for market events and help us ensure another successful market season at Phinney! To volunteer for this group, email

Phinney Farmers Market Music
We are scheduling musicians willing to donate their talents to play at the market on Fridays 6/2 to 10/7, 5-7 pm. Acoustical music is preferred. Email

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

Town Hall Neighborhood Steering Committee
Town Hall Seattle is launching its Inside/Out program this fall while their historic building is under construction, and will be partnering with PNA to bring Town Hall programming to the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood. They're seeking Neighborhood Steering Committee members to advise on relevant programming, work with them to make that programming happen, and to spread the word! If you're interested, fill out the Steering Committee Questionnaire.


PNA Events

Upcoming events

Save the dates

Volunteer opportunities

Phinney Center Gallery

PNA Classes

Registration information

Upcoming PNA classes

PNA News

Starry Night Auction May 6

Summer Camps Registering Now!

Prepare for Garage Sale Day June 3

Friends of the Phinney Farmers Market

Phinney Farmers Market Music

Ballard Preschool Co-op Openings

Town Hall Neighborhood Steering Committee



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Spanish Conversation I & II
6-8 pm. PC Blue Building.
$20 per month. First night free!

Phinney Friends Crochet & Knit Group

PC Blue Building, Room 1. 10 am-12 pm. Free. (no 11/24)

PNA Bridge Club
PC Blue Building, Room 2. 7-10 pm. Free. (no 11/25)

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

Seattle Folklore Society Concerts On the Ridge
7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Prices Vary.

Sunday, 5/7: Alan Reid & Rob van Sante

5/13: Hanneke Cassel

5/20: Sylvia Herold Ensemble

Show descriptions & tickets »


5/3 - 1st Wednesday
PNA Fixers Collective
6 pm. Greenwood True Value.

5/9 - 2nd Tuesday
2nd Tuesday Book Club
7-8 pm. PC Blue Building.
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
by Harlan Ellison


5/10 - 2nd Wednesday
PNA Book Club
7 pm. PC Blue Building.
On Beauty
by Zadie Smith

5/12 - 2nd Friday

PNA Game Night
7-10 pm. PC Blue Building.

5/14 - 2nd Sunday
Seattle Song Circle
7-10 pm. GSC West Room. Free.

(no Seattle Family Dance)











Tool Library
Well Home Program

...PNA Tool Library
...King County Seed Library


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

Contact the Well Home program 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!
Rent at Phinney Center
Room & Space Rentals Rent space for classes, meetings or events! Three locations available.
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