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July 2019 Newsletter
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Phinney Center (PC) 6532 Phinney Ave N | 206.783.2244 | Directions
Greenwood Senior Center (GSC) 525 N 85th St | 206.297.0875 | Directions
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Featured Events
Phinney Center Gallery Opening | July 12 PNA Beer Taste | July 13

Upcoming Events

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F 7/5 – First Friday Film: Rango (2011)
1 pm. GSC. Free.

Tu 7/9 – Current Global Events Group: XinJiang Prison Camps
12:45-2 pm. GSC. Free. Please RSVP: 206.297.0875.

W 7/10 – First Aid Arts Presentation: How Art Can Heal Trauma
1- 2 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

F 7/12, 7/19 & 7/26 – Three Weeks of Folk Dancing
11 am-12 pm. GSC. $30/series. Register: 206.297.0875.

F 7/12 – Member, Volunteer & Staff Art Show Opening Reception
7-9 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.

Sa 7/13 –14th Annual PNA Summer Beer Taste: Beerstock
4-7 pm. PC Lower Parking Lot.
$25 PNA Members, $30 public, $10 designated drivers.
It’s the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and while we can’t give you three days of peace and music, we can promise you an afternoon of the best beer the Northwest has to offer. Choose from 70+ craft brews from 33 breweries and cideries, munch on pub snacks, and purchase yummy tacos from Barking Dog Alehouse. Cheers to our sponsors The Yard, Barking Dog Alehouse, Prost!, and The Park Pub. Get tickets & see brews. Tickets also available at the Phinney Center.

Th 7/18 – Where Does It Go? Recycling Talk with Seattle Public Utilities
1-2 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

F 7/19 – Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Party
1-2:30 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Sa 7/20 – PNA Village Volunteer Training
10 am-12 pm. GSC. Free.
Connect with your elder neighbors! PNA Village volunteers help with rides, help in and around the home, and provide social interaction, doing only what matches with their interests and schedule. To attend: 206-789-1217 or [email protected].

Sa 7/20 – Fix-It Repair Café
11 am - 2 pm. Greenwood Library. Free.
Don’t throw that gadget away! Bring in your broken appliances, devices, lamps, and tools for some guidance and help in putting them back together again, and maybe even fixing them the process. The idea is to take a moment before throwing something away to figure out if you can save it and prevent buying a new one. Kids welcome.

Su 7/21 – People’s Republic of Valerie benefit showing
7:30 pm. Suggested optional donation. PC Brick Building, Rm 31.
The People's Republic of Valerie was originally commissioned for On the Boards. It is an abstract political commentary on the seemingly relentless upsurge in violence to people and the planet. It's an attempt to transform feelings of despair, grief, and rage into something of value, into positive action, into something of beauty. Writer and performer Kristen Kosmas and visual artist Leon Finley are donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the PNA’s Burritos Without Borders program. Suggested donation is $15-50, but anything is appreciated and nothing is necessary. More info & RSVP.

W 7/24 – All About Coffee
11 am-12 pm. GSC. Free.
Join Tony’s Coffee for an insider’s look at how this iconic beverage goes from a bean to your cup, why organic and free trade matters, and how to brew like an expert. Register: 206.297.0875.

W 7/24 – Cornucopia Band and Root Beer Floats
1-2 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

W 7/24 – 70th Annual Greenwood Seafair Parade
6-8 pm. Greenwood Avenue from N. 95th to N. 85th, then west to 6th NW.
The Greenwood Seafair Parade presented by Fred Meyer is the oldest neighborhood Seafair parade. Watch bands, drill teams, floats, pirates and more. Though not an official PNA event, the PNA has sponsored the parade since the early 1980s.

W 7/31 – Movie and Discussion: Living with Memory Loss: In Our Own Words
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.
Join us for a documentary created by the Greenwood Senior Center, featuring participants of The Gathering Place, an early-stage memory loss program. They share inspiring insight and offer holistic narratives about living with memory loss. Following the movie, Carin Mack will lead a discussion exploring the themes of stigma, friendship and understanding. Register: 206.297.0875.

F 8/2 – PNA Merchandise at the Farmers Market!
3:30-7:30 pm. PC Upper Lot.
Visit the PNA booth to get your very own T-shirt, hoodie, magnet, or tote bag. Join or renew your membership at the booth and get $15 off your merchandise items. Already a member? You can extend your membership by an extra year to get this great deal!

F 8/2 – Zucchini 500! at the Farmers Market
4-6 pm. PC Upper Lot. Free.
Come one, come all to race your favorite summer squash! Decorate these zukes and run them down the track to see how quick your car can go.

F 9/27 – Bingo Blitz & Carry-aoke
7-10 PM. GSC. $10/PNA Member, $17/Public + $5 gambling fee. 21+
Show your team spirit, play rollicking games of Bingo (for cash prizes!), wow the crowd with your karaoke skills, and enjoy Superbowl style snacks from sponsor Ken’s Market. Regular tickets go on sale July 1 at 8 pm. Advance tickets on sale now. Huge thanks to September sponsor Ken’s Market! Get Tickets.

Ongoing Events & Groups

All are welcome! See book lists for upcoming months»

Tues, 7/7 – GSC Book Discussion Group
12:30-2:30 pm. GSC. Free.
The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

Tues, 7/9 – 2nd Tuesday Book Club
7-8 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.

The Girls at the Baggage Claim by Gish Jen

Wed, 7/10 – PNA Book Club (2nd Wed)
7-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
Lilac Girls by Liza Mundy


Conversation & News of the Day
10 am. Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood. Free.

Spanish Conversation I & II
Advanced 6-7 pm, Intermediate 7-8 pm. PC Blue Building.
$25 per month. First night free!


Voluntary Simplicity
10:30 am-12 pm. HomeStreet Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave N. Free.

Understanding Happiness
10-11:30 am. HomeStreet Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave N. Free.

Phinney Friends Crochet & Knit Group

10 am-12 pm. PC Blue Building, Room 6. Free.

Conversation & News of the Day
Two groups: 9:30 am & 10:30 am. Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood. Free.

Phinney Farmers Market
3:30-7:30 pm. PC Upper Lot.
Live music 5-7 pm.

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


7/3 –1st Wednesdays
Fixers Collective: BYO broken thing
6-8 pm. Greenwood Hardware. Free. Kids welcome!

7/12 – 2nd Fridays
Art Up Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk
6-9 pm, Phinney-Greenwood Aves. Free.

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

7/26 – 4th Fridays

Sprouts & Seniors Playgroup - NEW!
10-11 am. GSC. Free.
RSVP: 206.297.0875


Gumshoe 5K | Aug 2-18

Save the Dates

8/2-818 – Gumshoe 5K Detective Walk

F 8/9 – Farmers Market Happy Hour

W 9/25 – Pig Out to Root Out Hunger: dine out for PNA's Hot Meal Program

Sa 9/28 – Ballard Preschool Co-op's Gently Used Kids' Gear Sale

Th 10/4 – Power of Community Breakfast to support senior programs



Tu 7/16 – Disaster Skills: Stop the Bleed
6:30-8 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
A bleeding person can die from blood loss within five minutes. In disasters and high casualty incidents, bystanders are usually there first. This training will equip you with the knowledge to save lives. Registration required.

Fr 7/20 – Infant/Child/Adult CPR
7-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building, Room 6.
$15 PNA Member/$20 Public.
Certificates issued at end of class. Register

Sa 7/21 – CPR/First Aid/HIV Certification
9 am-12:30 pm. PC Blue Building, Room 6. $35 PNA Member/$45 Public.
Meets L/I WISHA-WAC safety standards. Certificates issued at end of class. Register.

Tu 7/23 – Intro to Digital Assistants
1-3 pm. GSC. Free.
Meet Alexa and Google Assistant! They can play music, turn lights on and off, give you quick information, and more! Starting with a short presentation, we will then try out both devices and have time for lots of questions. Come see if a digital assistance is a good fit for your home! Register: 206.297.0875


Phinney Center Gallery

PNA Member, Volunteer & Staff Show
July 11-August 16
Celebrate the creativity in the PNA family! View 27 works, anonymously selected by a jury. Join us on Friday, July 12, during the PhinneyWood Art Walk, for the opening reception to meet the artists, enjoy music and refreshments, and maybe even purchase your favorite piece.
See the artist list & meet the jury.

Call for art!

All members of the community are invited to submit their art to the Phinney Center Gallery's September show, titled “The Healing Power of Art.” Jurors will anonymously select art to be displayed in the gallery from Sept. 11 to Oct. 18, with the opening reception slated for Friday, Sept. 13. The submission process will be open July 22 - Aug. 11 at

Photo of tapestry in art show | "No Mistakes" by Betsy Kruse
Betsy Kruse, No Mistakes
Volunteer Opportunities
Summer Beer Taste – Beerstock! Sat, 7/13, shifts from noon to 9 pm. (Free beer!) 21+. Sign up.

Vegetable Garden Work Parties at the GSC
: Mondays starting at 5:30 pm. [email protected]

Data entry: Your flying–and accurate–fingers needed! You: comfortable navigating between multiple windows/tabs. Database experience and 6-month minimum commitment preferred. 2-6 hours per week. [email protected]

Pantry Manager
: Receive food donations for our Hot Meal Program and put them away. Monday late mornings, 30-60 mins weekly. [email protected]

Contact LeAnne at [email protected] or 206.783.2244.

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News & Announcements

Winter Festival Vendor photo

Winter Festival Vendor Application Open

Are you an artist, maker, or craftsperson, or know someone who is? We're now accepting applications for vendors for the Dec 7 & 8 Winter Festival & Crafts Fair. Get details and apply.

Photo of PCPE kids gardening

Phinney Spanish-language Cooperative Preschool openings

PCPE has a limited number of openings and scholarships available for our Pre-K class (4-5 years) and Baby Class (0 to 12 months). PCPE provides a play-based learning environment, as well as a strong community of bi-lingual families from many diverse Latino cultures. Families who speak Spanish at least part-time at home are encouraged to apply. Watch a video & get info on the website or email [email protected].


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