PNA Village : Events & Activities


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Featured Village Event

PNA Village Art Show at the PhinneyWood Art Walk – the Big One!

May 11, 6 – 9 PM . Greenwood Senior Center

For the first time, the PNA Village will participate in the PhinneyWood Art Walk – The BIG One! The Village will display member and volunteer art (of all shapes and varieties!) at a Village Art Show and Reception on Friday, May 11 from 6 to 9 PM.  Please plan to stop by, visit with fellow Villagers, check out some art, and enjoy some food and drink.  If you’re an artist and you’d like to show your art, please let us know at 206-789-1217 or [email protected].


Other Village Events & News

Community Gardening Day

Wednesday, May 16, 3 – 5 PM

We are inviting community members as well as current Village folks to come out and garden with us! We are looking for volunteers who like to garden, and for full members who need gardening work done!  If this is you, please contact the Village at [email protected] or 206-789-1217.  Also, please help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors – anyone and everyone is invited to help us garden! This is a great way to introduce someone new to the Village. After gardening, at 5 PM, we will all meet up at the Flying Bike Co-op Brewery (8570 Greenwood Ave N) for happy hour.  Even if you don’t participate in the gardening day, you are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 Village Happy Hour: Now Monthly!

May, 7, 3 – 5 PM
1st Monday of every Month,
Barking Dog Alehouse, 705 NW 70th St

The Village Happy Hour is now going monthly! On the 1st Monday of every month, we will be at the Barking Dog Alehouse from 3 to 5 PM.   We’d love to see a big crowd there.  Don’t wait for next month.  Bring a friend, bring a neighbor, call up another Village member or volunteer and ask them to meet you there!

Theater Performance: Company

Sunday, May 13th, 3  PM Matinee
Shoreline Community College

If you’re like to attend this performance with other Village folks, please contact Ronni Wolfe at [email protected]. Tickets are $10.  Ronni can talk to you about options for purchasing.

The phone rings, the door chimes and in comes Company. Set firmly in — and often about — New York, Company follows five married, once-married or soon-to-be-married couples and their mutual friend, Bobby, a 35-year-old confirmed bachelor. His friends’ various relationships are presented in a series of vignettes, primarily through Bobby’s eyes. From his perspective, the committed relationships are less than ideal, but it’s obvious to the audience that the characters are actually quite happy, despite their struggles. Eventually, Bobby is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood. This sophisticated classic remains as tart and incisive as ever when it comes to modern relationships, and Sondheim’s dazzling score, which includes favorites like “The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive,” makes it all the more enjoyable. Be sure to catch it when it comes to the stage of Shoreline Community College Theater near Seattle.

 Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

Wednesday, May 16, 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!

Calling All Artists for PNA Member & Volunteer Show

The Phinney Center Gallery will be having a PNA Member and Volunteer Show in July/August. Deadline for submissions is June 3. Learn more.

Village Volunteer Committee: Looking for new members!

We are looking for current volunteers to join our Volunteer Committee! We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Chocolati (except for this month when we’ll meet on the 16th!). The Volunteer Committee has started numerous programs such as the Home Safety Checklist, the Volunteer Health Advocacy Program, Garden Parties, and Volunteer Happy Hours. Would you like to help shape the way people volunteer for the Village?  If so, let us know!

2-for-1 Tickets to Meany Hall Performances

We have a special treat for Village members and volunteers! 2-for-1 coupons to any Meany Hall public performance that is not already sold out.  A Village member and volunteer, who is also a Meany Performance Center board member, is sharing this special offer with us!  Please contact the Village at [email protected] or 206-789-1217 if you’d like to take advantage of this 2-fer offer!


Save the Date for the following future Village events:

Village at the PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow  Hop

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 – 1:45 PM
The Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave N

We’ll be helping kiddos make rainbow wands and we need your help!

Hauling for Full Members

Friday, June 8, morning time

We have volunteers who can haul your stuff away!  Let us know if you need this service.

Home Sharing Comes to Seattle!

Saturday, June 23, 9:30 AM
Phinney Center Brick Building, Community Hall

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

PNA Village Games Group

2nd Thursday of the month, 1– 3 pm
New location!
Ballard Senior Center, 5429 32nd Ave NW. (No October group)
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

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

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

Genealogy for Beginners

Wednesday, May 9, 11 AM – noon
Greenwood Senior Center

Would you like to explore your family history but are unsure how to begin? Come to this introductory discussion of resources, with lots of hints for getting started, led by the Village’s own Linda Laing.  Please register at 206-297-0875

 Living with Memory Loss: In Our Own Words Documentary Film Event

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 – 8 PM
Greenwood Senior Center

Join us for this special event where we will be screening a new short documentary by and about members of our memory loss community.  The people in the documentary express the complexities of living with memory loss in profound and inspiring ways, offer advice about how to live well, and speak to the challenges and joys of the human experience.  Q&A and refreshments to follow.  Please RSVP at 206-297-0875.

Norwegian Constitution Day Lunch

Thursday, May 17, noon
Greenwood Senior Center . $5.00

Join us for an authentic Norwegian style lunch, inspired by genuine grandmother recipes.  Your RSVP is required at 206-789-1217.

Fawlty Towers Marathon

Wednesday, May 23, 11 AM – 3 PM
Greenwood Senior Center

Monty Python’s John Cleese stars in this now-legendary British sitcom.  Basil Fawlty is a much put-upon and boorish hotel manager whose life is plagued by confused employees, dead guests, riff-raff, and hotel inspectors.  Absolutely hilarious and full of unforgettable characters.  Come for one episode…or all of them!

ERA Living Events

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

Event at Ida Culver House Ravenna

Friday, May 18 at 2:30 PM

Planning for future legal and financial needs is critical for individuals and their families.  Speaker: Rebecca King, Partner at Northwest Elder Law Group.
The seminar will cover: What are the essential legal documents I need to have in place should I become incapacitated?  What legal documents can I use to make sure my wishes are carried out after my death?  What are some ways I can make sure my wishes are followed, and reduce or avoid conflict? What is the essential information I need to share with my loved ones?

Kindly RSVP at (206) 523-7315


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)