PNA Village : Events & Activities

PNA Village social events are for current Village members and Village volunteers, but non-members are always welcome to join an event or activity to learn more about the Village. If you’d like more information about any of the activities, please contact the Village at 206.789.1217 or [email protected]


Special Events


The Village joins the Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival

Two concerts offered:
Sunday, LIVE January 23, 3 PM
Saturday, LIVE January 29, 7:30 PM
Both concerts are available to livestream, and are available to watch on-demand following the concert date
Attend the Seattle Chamber Music Society‘s Winter Festival from the safety and comfort of your own home! Through a community partnership between the SCMS and the Village, our members and volunteers are invited to stream live concerts featuring music from celebrated composers. Each livestreamed concert will be followed by a live Q&A session with the artists. Join on Sunday, January 23 to hear music from Henri Dutilleux (Sonatine for Flute and Piano, 1943), Johannes Brahms (Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100, 1886) and Antonín Dvořák (Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, 1887). Join on Saturday, January 29 to hear music from Georges Enescu (Sonata No. 3 in A minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 25, 1926), Lili Boulanger (Selections from Clairières dans le ciel, 1914), and César Franck (Piano Quintet in F minor, 1879). RSVP: email the Village office to RSVP and get access to concert links ([email protected]).

These concerts are offered at reduced rates to our community members. Donations are encouraged. We suggest a donation of $7 per attendee, but please feel free to donate more or less, depending on what is comfortable for you.
Donations can be processed online: https://pna.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/village
Donations can be mailed or dropped off in-person at the GSC (care of the PNA Village): 525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA, 98103

New Village Activity Group: Play Group

First Thursdays, Next meeting on February 3, 1-4 PM, Greenwood Senior Center
This is a new, ongoing Village group
Play Group is a space for you to let your inner-performer, your buried (or not so buried) dramaticist, your orator, and your arts patronage spirits shine. Join other Village members to enjoy a live reading of a short play. Member and Volunteer Diana Aubin DeParadis will host and “produce” the first couple gatherings of the Play Group. At each monthly event, we will do a lightly-rehearsed reading of a short play. From 1:00-2:00 pm, a few players will enjoy a brief and low-pressure rehearsal time where they will familiarize themselves with the script. At 2:00, audiences will join to enjoy a rough but eventful reading. Light costumes only (a hat!), and no stage directions or lighting needed. This is for the pure joy of words brought to life by real people. Potluck snacks and treats! Coffee and tea provided by the GSC. Email or call the Village office to RSVP as a player or as an audience member: [email protected], 206-789-1217.

Backup Plan for Solo Agers Pilot Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, First meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 5:30-7:00 PM, Zoom
A growing portion of the age 50+ population is composed of “solos.” These are individuals who cannot or choose not to rely on family to help them navigate life events and make health decisions as they age. If you think the term “solo” applies to you and would be interested in being part of an ongoing solos pilot peer group, the Greenwood Senior Center’s new “Backup Plan for Solo Agers” group is for you!
This group is designed to help solos plan for and manage health and well-being decisions and events—both large and small—during the second half of life. You’ll work with other solos to create a personal backup plan to make sure you have help and support when you need it. Semi-monthly peer group meetings will keep you on track and provide an opportunity to learn about resources, build skills, and form social connections. This will ultimately be a self-managing group, but a facilitator will get the group started and check-in occasionally to help the group be successful.
This pilot group is part of the Greenwood Senior Center’s Social Connection Project, which is funded by the King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. To sign up for the group and obtain the Zoom link and/or learn more about the Social Connection Project, please contact Teresa Tam, Social Connection Project Coordinator, at [email protected] or 206-531-0061.


Ongoing Conversation Groups & Activities (In Person)


Village Happy Hour

Wednesdays, 4 PM, the Barking Dog – 705 NW 70th St
Join other Village members and volunteers for happy hour! Along with great food and drink options, the Barking Dog offers great outdoor seating with heater lamps and protection from the wind and rain. Happy Hour is facilitated by members Terry Cook and Bruce Baker. Please contact Bruce if you have questions at [email protected].

Monthly Book Group

2nd Wednesday of each month, 11 AM – 12 PM, Couth Buzzard Book Store 
Have you read a good book lately?  Looking for new recommendations?  This is not your average book club where everyone reads the same book.  Join in to talk about what you’re reading and to hear what others are reading. Not currently reading anything?  No problem! It’s a fun group with great conversation! We are now meeting in person at Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave N.

Play Group

1st Thursdays, 1-4 PM, Greenwood Senior Center
This is a new, ongoing Village group
Spearheaded by Member and Volunteer Diana Aubin DeParadis, Play Group is a space for you to let your inner-performer, your buried (or not so buried) dramaticist, your orator, and your arts patronage spirits shine. Join other Village members to enjoy a live reading of a short play. From 1:00-2:00 pm, a few players will enjoy a brief and low-pressure rehearsal time where they will familiarize themselves with the script. At 2:00, audiences will join to enjoy a rough but eventful reading. Light costumes only (a hat!), and no stage directions or lighting needed. This is for the pure joy of words brought to life by real people. Potluck snacks and treats! Coffee and tea provided by the GSC. Email or call the Village office to RSVP as a player or as an audience member: [email protected], 206-789-1217.

Creative Writing Group

2nd and 4th Fridays, 11 -12 PM, Village Member’s home
Members of the group write everything from memoirs, short and long stories, poetry, songs, to PR copy. Join us with old projects and new, in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Don’t have anything to share? No worries! Join in and listen to what other folks have written! This group meets at a member’s home. If you are interested in joining, please call or email the Village office and we’ll give you the address for the meeting location.

PhinneyWood Walking Group

2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, 1 PM
Join the new Village Walking Group, newcomers are always welcome! This small group begins their walks promptly at 1:05 PM.  The group changes walking location each time, so be sure to check in and see where they’ll be next! Questions? Please contact group member Vicki at [email protected].


Ongoing Conversation Groups & Activities (Online or Phone)


Village Coffee Hour

Mondays, 10-11 AM, Zoom
Join Online: Click Here
Join by Phone: (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 850 4070 4929; Password: 921226
Pour yourself some coffee or tea and join facilitators Lynda Emel and Christie Cave for engaging weekly conversation topics. New participants are warmly welcomed!

Conversation and News of the Day

Tuesdays 10:30 AM & Thursdays 10 AM, Zoom
Read all about it! Talk all about it! Join us in congenial conversation about current news events.  Bring a news clipping if you wish. The facilitator is Cecile Andrews, author of “Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community, and the Common Good.” For more info or to attend the next group, please email [email protected].

Understanding Happiness

Wednesdays, 10 AM, Zoom
There is excellent research on the subject of happiness. In this group, we’ll explore how to act on this research and create happier lives. The focus will be on congenial conversation and the importance of relationships and community. Contact Cecile Andrews for more information: [email protected]


Village Committee Meetings (Online)


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.

Village Advisory Council

Meets Quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct), meetings scheduled over email.

Business Vetting Committee

Meets Monthly at the Phinney Center, meetings scheduled over email.

Newsletter Committee

Meets Quarterly at local coffee shops, meetings scheduled over email.

Social Committee

Meets 4th Thursdays at 11:30 am

Volunteer Committee

Meets 3rd Tuesdays at 11 am

Visible Village Marketing Committee

Meets Monthly, meetings scheduled over email.


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