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November 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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F 11/1 – World Vegan Day: Movie and Lunch
Lunch at 12 pm, Movie at 1 pm. GSC. $5 for lunch.

F 11/1– Diabetes Support Group
11 am-12 pm. (First Fridays) GSC. Free.

Sa 11/2 – PNA Community Woodshop Open House
9 am-12 pm. Building in NE corner of PC lower parking lot. Free.
Check out our newly created wood shop while enjoying a cup of coffee and a doughnut. We'll have wood projects on display and an opportunity to sign up for future classes. Learn more about the project. PNA and the Woodshop Committee are grateful to Stoneway Electric Supply for their generous donation of all the materials needed to transform our old mechanical room into a working woodshop with lots of ready power for tools and equipment.

Sa 11/2 – Día de los Muertos Festival
3-7 pm. PC Blue Building. Free (a $2 suggested cash donation for some activities).
Procession begins in upper lot at 3 pm.
Celebrate and honor deceased loved ones with music, dance, food, drink, arts and crafts, face painting and more! Featuring CeAtl Tonalli Aztec Dancers, altar dedication by Raúl Sánchez, children’s music by Marco Cortes, and dance by Grupo Folklorico Citlali. Also, support scholarships and programs at PCPE, PNA's Spanish language preschool co-op, with an awesome raffle! Thank you sponsors! 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, El Chupacabra, Phinney Estate Law, Hecho, and Ballard Market. Special thanks to Susan Elliott, Neptune Creations, for poster illustration and design.

Tu 11/5 & F 11/8 – Ballard Preschool Co-op Open Houses
3:30-5 pm. 7503 18th Ave NW.
BPC has immediate space in our Infants and 3-5s classes. Bring your child to see our space, and get the opportunity to meet and ask questions of other co-op parents.


W 11/6 – Get Plugged in with an Electric Car
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.

Th 11/7 – The Power of Planning: Take Control of Your Aging Journey
6:30-8 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a Certified Care Manager, an Elder Law Attorney, and a Fiduciary. These experienced advisors will help you prepare for both the predictable as well as the What If’s. RSVP: 206.297.0875

Tu 11/8 – Current Global Events Group: Can We Quit Plastic?
12:45-2 pm. GSC. Free.

Su 11/10 – Breaking White Silence Facilitator Training
2-4 pm. Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. Free.

Training session for those considering facilitating a public or private Breaking White Silence study group of any size. Learn more.

Sa 11/16 – PNA Village Volunteer Training
10-12 pm. GSC. Free.
Would you like to help your neighbors remain in their homes and stay active in their community as they age? PNA Village volunteers help with rides, help in and around the home, and provide social interaction. To attend or for more information, contact us at 206.789.1217 or [email protected].

Sa 11/16 – 32nd Annual PNA Winter Beer Taste - STRANGER BEERS
7-10 pm. PC Blue Building. $25/PNA Members, $35/Public.
VIP Preview Tasting 6:15 pm: $50/PNA Members, $60/ Public.
Beers don’t lie. Come see why at the 32nd Annual PNA Beer Taste! Ten tastes from 38 breweries and cideries, pub style snacks, and a silent auction of beer paraphernalia. For an additional $25 tax deductible donation, the VIP Preview Tasting at 6:15 pm includes a complimentary glass, sliders and slaw, fancier finger foods by 74th Street Ale House, and no lines! See the full line-up of breweries and get tickets. Thanks all the participating breweries and to the 74th Street Ale House for 23 years of beer taste sponsorship.

F 11/22 – Thanksgiving Luncheon
12 pm. GSC. $5.

F 11/22 – Blood Drive
1-7 pm (closed 3-4pm). PC Blue Building.

F 11/22 – Farewell Party for Lee
6 -8 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
Join us for an all ages Happy/Sad Hour to celebrate and say farewell to PNA Executive Director, Lee Harper, as we say thank you for an amazing ten years of leadership at the helm of the PNA and service to our community. Appetizers and drinks provided. All are invited.

Sa 11/23 Holiday Bookfest
3-5 pm. PC Blue Building. Free
Meet Pacific Northwest authors and get signed copies of their books for yourself or holiday gifts. Now in its 10th year, this much-anticipated event connects our book-loving community. Authors do short readings. Phinney Books handles the sales. We take your donated books for the Pocket Library program. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas and the PNA. Check out this year’s participating authors.

Su 11/24 – Community Family Dance
1-3 pm. PC Brick Building. Community Hall. $5 Suggested donation.

Th 11/28 – Thanksgiving Potluck
4-6 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
Share the holiday and a dish (if you can) with others in our community at the Phinney Center. All are welcome! To RSVP or volunteer, call 206.783.2244 or email [email protected] Let us know the dish you are bringing and if you can help set-up or clean-up.

Sa 11/30 – Holiday GloCone Lighting
PC Air Raid Tower. 5-5:30 pm. Free.

Ongoing Events & Groups

All are welcome! See book lists for upcoming months»

Tues, 11/5 – GSC Book Discussion Group
12:30-2:30 pm. GSC. Free.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Tues, 11/12 – 2nd Tuesday Book Club
7-8 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
The Dry by Jane Harper

Wed, 11/13 – PNA Book Club
7-8 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ljeoma Ohio




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


Conversation & News of the Day
10-11:30 am. HomeStreet Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave N. Free. Bring a news clipping if you wish.


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.

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

Community Study Group
10-11 am. Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood. Free.  

Seattle Folklore Society Concerts
7:30 pm. PC Brick Building, Community Hall. (Some Sunday shows)
Prices vary; discounts for PNA/SFS members, seniors, students


11/6 –1st Wednesdays
Fixers Collective: BYO broken thing
5-7 pm.* Greenwood Hardware. Free. Kids welcome! *note new time

11/8 – 2nd Fridays
Art Up Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk
6-9 pm, Phinney-Greenwood Aves. Free.

11/10 – 2nd Sundays
Seattle Song Circle
7-10 pm. GSC West Room. Free.

11/22 – 4th Fridays

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



Save the Dates

12/7 & 12/8 – 39th Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair
F 12/13 – PhinneyWood Phestivus
F 12/13 – Jingle Bell Bingo Karaoke- SOLD OUT!
Sa 12/21 – Caroling Under Gary's Canopy
W 12/25 – PNA Christmas Meal at Greenwood Senior Center
Sa 1/25 – Annual Meeting & Pancake Breakfast



M 11/4-11/25 – Writing and Widowhood
10 am-12 pm. GSC. $20 PNA Members/$25 Public.


Tu 11/5 – Navigating Online Resources from the Seattle Public Library
2:30-4 pm. GSC. Free.

Sa 11/9Beginning Woodworking: Make Your Own Kalimba (Finger Piano)
10 am- 1 pm. PC Community Woodshop.  $15/PNA Members; $20/Public


F 11/15 – Bring It To Me: How to Use Online Delivery Services
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.

Th 11/21 Backyard Cottages: New Code Changes
7-9 pm. PC Blue Building. $15/PNA Member, $20/Public.

Sa 11/23 Woodworking for Women: Create a Woven Seat Stool - FULL
11 am- 2 pm. PC Community Woodshop. $65/PNA Members; $70/Public


Volunteer Opportunities

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos: Sat, 11/2, shifts 12-8 pm. Paint faces, help kiddos with crafts, take pics and more! Prep help also needed. Sign up.

Cookie, cookie, cookie!
Bake for the Winter Beer Taste. Drop off Fri, 11/15 or Sat, 11/16. Sign up.

Rake leaves at the Greenwood Senior Center. Flexible schedule. 1-2 hours per session. [email protected].

Holiday Cheer! Winter Festival volunteers needed Fri-Sun, 12/6-12/8. Sign up.

Questions? Contact LeAnne at [email protected] or 206.783.2244.

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News & Announcements


The ‘Power of Community’ a success for senior programs

Our Ninth Annual Power of Community Breakfast raised more than $60,000 for senior programs. We are grateful for the time and generosity of our guests, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and ALL the supporters of the PNA.


Costume jewelry drive for senior center's sale

It's not yet spring cleaning time, but why not cull your jewelry now to benefit the Greenwood Senior Center? They have a fabulous sale every year and proceeds go towards the center. Please separate necklaces in baggies to prevent tangling and drop at the senior center. The sale is Dec. 12.
Be part of PhinneyWood's best holiday tradition


We're lighting the neighborhood with 200+ metal-frame monkeys. Community members are invited to sponsor one or more of the monkeys for the holiday season, at a donation of just $25 per monkey. 

Community sponsorship will help pay for monkeys that will be installed at public locations -- the fire station, the library, the senior center and more. 

Sponsorship for the first 20 monkeys will also include two tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo's WildLights, valid any day of WildLights. (Limit: two tickets/household). Sponsorship of monkeys without preview tickets is fully tax-deductible. Sign up online here.


Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings in Infants & 3-5's classes

Our co-op aims to provide a part-time 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 at [email protected].

Spanish Preschool Co-op openings


PCPE has some openings and scholarships available for Pre-K and Baby Classes. PCPE provides a play-based learning environment, and a strong community of bi-lingual families Families who speak Spanish at least part time at home are encouraged to apply. Visit or contact [email protected].


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