PNA Village : Events & Activities

 

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Featured Village Event

Village Summer Potluck and BBQ

Sunday, July 22, 1 – 3 PM
Ida Culver Broadview, 12505 Greenwood Ave N

This is one event you don’t want to miss!  Join other Villagers for some good food, fun, and (hopefully) sunshine! This is a potluck so, if you are able, please bring a salad or side dish to share.  ERA living is graciously providing hamburgers (both meat and veggie), drinks, and dessert!

Valet parking will be provided.  The Village also has volunteers onboard to give you a ride.  If you’d like to catch a ride with someone, just let us know.  As always, your RSVP is appreciated but not required at 206-789-1217 or [email protected].

 

Other Village Events & News

Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

Wednesday, July 18, Noon – 3 PM

Kari, veterinarian at Seatown Vet will be trimming cat’s nails for our full members on the 3rd Wednesday of every month! Please note that kitties must be up to date on rabies vaccine. If you’d like Kari to come to your house this month, please contact the Village to sign up for a time slot.  Please call or email at 206-789-1217 or [email protected].  You can even claim a time slot for the 3rd Wednesday of every month!

Greenwood Seafair Parade: Would you like to sit in the Village Section?

Wednesday, July 25, Parade starts at 6 PM

Village staff will go bright and early to reserve a prime viewing spot for the PNA Village, right in front of Bartell Drugs!  Would you like to attend with us? Members, volunteers, and family members are welcome!  We have space for the first 20 folks who respond.  We will need you provide a camp chair for yourself and anyone else in your party on Monday or Tuesday before the parade.  We will use this to reserve our spots on Wednesday.  Don’t have a chair?  Just let us know and we will find one for you to borrow.  Have an extra chair that someone else could borrow?  Please let us know!  We will send more details to those of you who RSVP on the Monday before the parade. Please plan to bring a drink or a snack to share.  Come prepared to have a blast! To reserve your spot please call or email the Village at [email protected] or 206-789-1217.

Village at the Phinney Farmers Market

Friday, July 27, 3:30 – 5 PM
Upper parking lot of Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N

On the 4th Friday of every month, the Village will meet up at the Phinney Farmers Market!  We will have volunteers on board to carpool members, as well as assist with shopping.  Come on out and shop, and then grab some munchies and a seat at our reserved table.  On Friday July 27, you can enjoy music by High Class Band – Brass Quintet. Your RSVP is appreciated at 206-789-1217 or [email protected].

Village Volunteer Training

Saturday, July 28, 10 AM
Greenwood Senior Center

Do you know someone who might like to volunteer for the Village? If so, please encourage them to attend this training.  It’s flexible, easy, and fun!

Monthly Village Happy Hour

Monday, August 6, 3 – 5 PM
1st Monday of every Month
Barking Dog Alehouse, 705 NW 70th St

On the 1st Monday of every month, we will be at the Barking Dog Alehouse from 3 to 5 PM.  Bring a friend, bring a neighbor, call up another Village member or volunteer and ask them to meet you there!  The Barking Dog has great food and drinks – and it’s dog and kid friendly!

A note about the Ballard Bakery Bunch

The Ballard Bakery Bunch is currently on hold until we find a new group representative.  If you’d like to be that person, please let us know!  The Bakery Bunch currently meets at Larsen’s Bakery, but choosing another location in Ballard is fine too!

 

Ongoing Groups & Activities

Village Monthly Happy Hours

1st Monday of each month, 3 – 5 pm
The Barking Dog Alehouse, 705 NW 70th St
Get details & dates

Second Wednesday Book Sharing Group

2nd Wednesday of each month, 11 am – 12 pm 
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Get details & dates

Understanding Happiness

Every Wednesday, 10– 11:30 am
Home Street Bank Community Room at 73rd and Greenwood, across from Ken’s Market
Get details & dates

Conversation and the News of the Day

Every Thursday, 9:30 am & 10:30 am (2 groups)
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave N.
Get details & dates

Village Writing Group

2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 11:00 am– Noon
HomeStreet Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave. North, across from Ken’s Market
Get details & dates

Ballard Bakery Bunch – ON HOLD; LOOKING FOR NEW ORGANIZER!

3rd Wednesday of every month,  10 –11:30 am
Larsen’s Bakery, 8000 24th Ave NW

Supper Club

Would you like to go out to dinner with other Village members and volunteers? Let us know and we will put you into the next group that’s forming! One group is already in action and we are forming group number 2.  The Supper Club will meet monthly. Responsibility of choosing a restaurant and date will rotate among group members.

Theatre Outings Group

Sundays as announced: Matinees at Shoreline Community College

Watch email bulletins for dates. SCC Theatre students do wonderful work as developing professionals. Rides and discounted tickets can be arranged. The small group attending so far thoroughly enjoys these afternoons!  If you’d like to be notified of the next date please email Ronnie at [email protected]

Create your Own!

Have an idea for a group? Let Village Staff know and we’ll help you get it started.

 

Featured Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center Events

Virtual Reality Presentations

Wednesday s, 7/11, 7/25 & 8/8, 10 AM-12 PM. GSC. Free. 

Virtual Reality, as it is popularly defined, is a computer-generated scenario that simulates experience through your senses and perception. Students from the UW School of Engineering will bring Virtual Reality headsets and games to give seniors the opportunity to experience this technology. If you’ve ever wondered what the fuss is about, this is your chance! Must RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Origami Workshop for Beginners

Friday, July 13, 10 AM – 12 PM. GSC.
$12 PNA Members/$14 Public

This work shop is designed to teach you some of the basic elements of understanding and reading origami. It will cover some of the basic beginner folds and students will make some great paper sculptures. All supplies provided in this hands on class. Instructor Mike Berry is a professional origami artist and art instructor. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

 Phinney Center Gallery Opening: Member and Volunteer Show

Friday, July 13, 7 – 9 PM
Phinney Center, 6525 Phinney Ave N

Join us for the opening reception during the ArtUp PhinneyWood Art Walk to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, vote for People’s Choice Award, and maybe even purchase your favorite piece!  The show will be on display July 11 – August 10.  Several PNA Village members and volunteers will have their art on display.

Beaver Presentation

Wednesday, July 18, 1-2 PM. GSC.
Free, but donations to Beavers Northwest gladly accepted.

Beavers Northwest is a nonprofit that advocates for the many benefits that beavers provide through research, outreach and landowner assistance. Elyssa Kerr, Beavers Northwest Project Manager, will share some information about beaver ecology, how to live with beavers and why we should care. From habitat creation to climate change mitigation, beavers are amazing neighbors! RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Birds of the Arboretum

Wednesday, July 25, 1-2 PM. GSC. Free.

Join us for an illustrated talk about the birds of the Washington Park Arboretum. Penny Bolton will share pictures and recordings of our local birds along with stories about their behavior. Come with your bird questions and let’s learn together!

Penny Bolton is a long time King County Master Gardener and a graduate of the Seattle Audubon Master Birder program. In addition, she has completed the UW Applied Animal Behavior certificate course and many dog training and animal training courses. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Featured Community Event

Seattle Piano Institute: Final Showcase Recital

July 18, 12:30 – 3:30 PM, Meany Theater at Meany Hall, UW. Free

According to Village member Don S “There is a free reception as well, at the end, and some of the students are likely to have significant concert careers. We just don’t know which ones at this point!”

 

ERA Living Events

*ERA Living is a sponsor of the PNA Village, therefore, their events are open to all members and volunteers.

 Selling Your Home: A Guide for Seniors

Thursday, July 12 at 10:30 AM
Ida Culver House Broadview, 12505 Greenwood Ave N
RSVP at (206) 361-1989 by July 7.

Learn real estate tips for preparing your home for today’s market, staging your home, marketing your home for max value, and more.

Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Thursday, July 19 at 10:30 AM
University House Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way N
RSVP at (206) 545-8400 by July 16.

Join us for an elder law seminar that will help you answer questions about legal documents, know what essential information to share with loved ones, and learn how to make sure wishes are followed while reducing or avoiding conflict.

Art Opening and Reception

Thursday, July 26, 6-8 PM
Ida Culver House Ravenna, 2315 NE 65th St
RSVP at (206) 523-7315 by July 21.

This exhibit features inspirations of multicultural subjects in a variety of mediums. Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors and get the opportunity to meet the artists. Enjoy complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music by Happy Campers.

 

Village Committee Meetings

Interested in joining a committee? Come to the next meeting or contact the Village staff to discuss: (206) 789-1217 or [email protected].

*All committees are actively recruiting new members!  Please consider joining.

 Advocacy Task Force

Meets 1st Thursday, 1 – 2:30 PM, at the Greenwood Senior Center

Business Vetting Committee

Meets 3rd Tuesdays 1:30 PM, Phinney Center Room 3

Newsletter Committee

Meets Quarterly at local coffee shops, meetings scheduled over email. This is a self-governing committee.

Social Committee

Meets 4th Thursdays at 11:20 AM at the Greenwood Senior Center

Volunteer Committee

Meets 2nd Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, Chocolati

Visible Village Marketing Committee

Typically meets one Monday per month, Greenwood Senior Center

 

Want more?

Want to see what else is  going on at the Phinney Center or Greenwood Senior Center  or are you looking for more things to do? Check out these events pages:

GSC events page

Phinney Center events page

Full events calendar (all locations)