Sat & Sun 12/1 & 12/2
38th Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair
9 am-5 pm. PC Both Buildings.
$2/PNA Members, $4/Non-Members, 12 and under free.
+ a suggested food item for the Greenwood Food Bank
Enjoy a unique holiday shopping experience in our two historic buildings full of specialty goods by 120+ hand-picked local artists and makers. You'll find an amazing array of items: home goods, jewelry and accessories, art, pottery, apparel, gifts for cooks, gifts for guys, gifts for mom, gifts for kids, gifts for yourself...
Take a break from shopping with continuous live entertainment and a tasty lunch; treats; espresso; and a libation from our mimosa, mulled wine and beer garden.
You can also enter a raffle for a fabulous handmade quilt, and buy a sustainably-grown wreath to benefit our Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op. (Wreaths are also available to order! Email [email protected] or reach out to a co-op family.)
Check out a recent Seattle Times article about the event!
Thank you sponsors! Red Mill Burgers, Weisbarth and Associates, Woodland Park Zoo, Fred Meyer, and Jamie Flaxman Real Estate. Thanks to our in-kind donors as well! Figurehead Brewing, Ken’s Market, La Marzocco, Sandy Nelson Design, Starbucks, and Treveri Cellars.
See the vendor list, entertainment schedule, and a sneak peek.
Help spread the cheer - Volunteer! It takes nearly 200 volunteers to help us put on Winter Festival. Sign up here. (P.S. The day before set-up includes "Free burger Friday" lunch from Red Mill!)
Senior Money Project Presentation
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.
Learn the most common fraud tactics, how to safely handle “robo” calls, prevent identity theft, and what to do if you are victimized from Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS). Register: 206.297.0875.
Costume Jewelry Sale
1-7 pm. GSC. Free entry.
Find fascinating pieces from vintage to modern, and score some great new “bling” at very reasonable prices. All proceeds benefit the Greenwood Senior Center.
First Friday Film: Smoke (1995)
1-3 pm. GSC. Free.
Sat 12/8 & Fri 12/14
The Bee-Man of Orn
5 pm on 12/8; 6:30pm on 12/14
PC Brick Building, Community Hall. $10, $20, or pay what you can.
Bee-Man is an interactive fairytale appropriate for all ages, created and performed this past summer by members of the Dacha Theatre company. The show explores themes of transformation, change, and teamwork by weaving together obscure folk tales from all over the world. In partnership with Dacha Theatre Company. Tickets & Info
Marc Freedman with Eric Liu: How to Live Forever
7:30-9 pm. PC Brick Building, Community Hall. $5.
With so many people living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short?
Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman answers these questions and more with a poignant and unique perspective contained in his book How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations. He and Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program, explore our drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, sharing his discussions with social innovators from across the globe about bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. In partnership with Town Hall Seattle. Tickets
Visit the Gingerbread Village and Teddy Bear Suite
10 am-2 pm. Meet at GSC. Free.
Bring bus fare and money for lunch.
We’ll catch the bus Downtown to the Sheraton Hotel to check out the 24th Annual Gingerbread Village. Theme this year: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Then we’ll walk the three blocks to the Fairmont Olympic where we’ll visit their teddy bear themed suite and decorated lobby, follwed by a stop for lunch and then bus back to the center. RSVP: 206.297.0875.
PARO Therapy Robot
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.
Meet PARO, a therapeutic robot developed by the Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Although he looks like a cute harp seal, he is a complex piece of technology that has been shown to provide improvement in patients’ psychological, physical and social well-being. RSVP: 206.297.0875.
Potluck and Holiday Lights Walk with Sound Steps
5-8 pm. GSC. Free.
Bring a dish to share, then enjoy a 2.2 mile round trip walk to see the five-meter high, 7,500 LED-lit “GloCone” at the old air-raid tower, and the neighborhood holiday monkeys. Wear your festive lights for fun, and visibility! Must register in advance with Tamara Keefe at Sound Steps: 206-684-4664.
PNA Village Volunteer Training
10-12 pm. GSC. Free.
Volunteering for the PNA Village is the best gig in town! It’s flexible and easy—you help your neighbors when you have time, doing what matches your skills and interests! Help with rides, help around the home, and provide social interaction. To attend, contact us at 206-789-1217 or [email protected]
6-9 pm. Greenwood and Phinney Avenues from the Zoo to 87th St. Free.
Hop on/hop off trolleys up and down Phinney/Greenwood to view 200+ holiday monkeys that "escaped" the Zoo's WildLights. Santa Claus Lane at Piper Village will host Santa, Frosty, live music, donuts, kids' craft activities and more. Caroling and cocoa at Illumination Learning Studio. Expanded monthly art walk at 30+ venues. Start with the family – end with a pub crawl. Details and maps will be at phinneycenter.org/phestivus and artupphinneywood.com.
Benefit Concert for Early Stage Memory Loss Programs
2:30 pm. GSC. $10 suggested donation
The OK Chorale and the GSC’s own All Present Song Circle (an ESML-friendly community choir) will be singing a collection of holiday and winter favorites, guaranteed to put you in a festive mood! All proceeds will benefit our early stage memory loss programs. Feel free to bring cookies to share with others, and bring your appetite!
Caroling Under Gary’s Canopy
5 pm. Gary’s Auto Repair,
7418 Greenwood Ave. N. Free.
Join neighbors in this Singalong, led by Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus, with a fire pit, hot cider and Gary's canopy to keep warm and dry. It's free, but a hat will be passed for donations to the Seattle Times Fund for the Needy.
Classic movies with Scarecrow Video: Auntie Mame (1958)
2:30 pm. GSC. Free.
Antique Appraisal Event
11:30 am (item drop off), 1 pm (the show!). GSC. $3/1 item, $5/2-3 items
Have you always wondered how much that vase, watch or dish is worth? This is your chance to find out! Brown Tag Estate Sales will be joining us- so bring a maximum of 3 items in and then enjoy the show after lunch. All proceeds benefit the GSC.RSVP: 206.297.0875
Doors open at 12 pm. Meal is served at 1 pm. GSC. Free, donations gladly accepted.
Share in the joy of Christmas Day with friends, family and community at the PNA’s Annual Christmas Meal. Doors open with a light reception, followed by the meal which includes turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Must RSVP to 206.297.0875 by Friday, Dec. 14.