Phinney Neighborhood Association: community Begins Here
PNA E-Newsletter | February 2017
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PNA Events


PC= Phinney Center

6532 Phinney Ave. N.

GSC=Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St



2/2-4/13 – Thursdays
AARP Tax Help
9 am-4 pm. GSC. Free.


2/3 – Friday
First Friday Film: Lili (1953)
1-3 pm. GSC. Free.


2/4 – Saturday 
Ballard Preschool Cooperative Open House
10 am-12 pm. 7508 18th Ave. NW. Free.

2/7 – Tuesday
Book Discussion Group: Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell
12:30-2:30 pm. GSC. Free.

2/7 – Tuesday
Adult Protective Services Presentation
10:30-11:30 am. GSC.
Free, but registration required: 206.297.0875.

2/8 – Wednesday
Love Songs Sing-Along
1:30-3 pm. GSC. Free.

2/10 – Friday
Around the World Luncheon Series Goes to Germany
12 pm. GSC. $5. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

2/11 – Saturday
PNA Volunteer Health Advocate Training
9 am. GSC. Free. For more information or to register, contact the Village at or 206.789.1217

2/11 – Saturday
Open House for Seattle's ONLY Spanish Cooperative Preschool
2-4 pm. PC Blue Building. Lower Level. Free.
For more info visit or contact us at

2/13 – Monday
Virtual Village Celebration
1:30-4 pm. PC Blue Bulding. Free.
RSVP at 206.789.1217 or  

2/15 – Wednesday
Meditation and Compassion
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.
RSVP at 206.297.0875.

2/16 – Thursday
Difficult Conversations: Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia Movie and Discussion
6:30-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
RSVP: 206.297.0875 or

2/18– Saturday
Seattle Folklore Society presents world renowned Irish fiddle player Frankie Gavin
7:30 pm. PC Brick Building, Community Hall.

2/22 – Wednesday
Difficult Conversations Series: Mental Health Symposium
1:30-3 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

2/23 – Thursday
Northwest Flower and Garden Show Trip
9 am-2 pm. Meet at GSC.
$18 due by Feb 15, or $22 at the door. Bring bus fare and money for lunch. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

2/25 – Saturday
Village Volunteer Training
10 am -12 pm. GSC. Free.
To attend this training please email or call or 206.789.1217.

2/25 – Saturday
27th Annual PNA Wine Taste
7-10 pm. PC Blue Building. $25/ Members, $30/Public, $10/Designated Driver
Compare terrific northwest wines while socializing with friends and neighbors. Includes ten tastes of wine and appetizers. Wines are available for purchase at our wine store – an important part of this fundraising event. Thank you to presenting sponsor Ken’s Market. Get tickets and see a list of participating wineries »


3/4 PNA Book Exchange
3/9 Thank you Thursday at Reuben's Brews
3/18 PNPC Gently Used Kids' Clothing & Gear Sale
3/25 Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-Op Open House


Weekly volunteers needed at the GSC! Pleasant people needed for receptionists & team-oriented people needed to help make, serve & clean up lunch.

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Contact LeAnne at or 206.783.2244, or fill out a volunteer interest form on our website.

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More information & more classes:

Classes held at Phinney Center (PC):

Classes held at Greenwood Senior Center (GSC): or call 206.297.0875

For non-PNA sponsored classes held at the Phinney Center,
pick up a copy of The Review at the Phinney Center or download a class schedule.


2/1 – Wednesday
An Introduction to Dreams
11 am-12 pm. GSC. Free.
RSVP: 206.297.0875.

2/2  – Thursday
Be Informed, Make A Plan, Get A Kit
7-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building
FREE but pre-registration necessary

2/4 –Saturday
Learn To FSBO! How To Sell Your Home By Owner
9:30 am-12 pm. PC Blue Building
Suggested Donation: $5-10

2/4 – Saturday
Earthquake Home Retrofit (FULL)
1:30-3:30 pm. PC Blue Building
Suggested Donation: $5-10

2/6-3/16 - Mondays
Comprehending Hip Hop:
7-9 pm. PC Brick Building
Free, suggested Donation.

2/8 – Wednesday
Patient No More! How Being A Participant in Your Own Care and Using a Health Advocate Can Save Your Life
10 – 11:30 am. PC Blue Building. Free.
To register: or 206.789.1217.

2/10, 17 & 24 – Fridays
Project Management for the Rest of Your Life
1-3 pm. GSC. Free.
RSVP: 206.297.0875.

2/11 – Saturday
Build Up or Buy Up?
10 am-12 pm. PC Blue Building
$15 PNA Member/ $25 Public

2/11 – Saturday
RainWise Rebates, Rain Gardens & Cisterns
2-3:30 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.

2/16 – Thursday
Interior Design 101
7-9 pm. Blue Building
$15 PNA Member/ $25 Public

2/20-24 – Monday-Friday
Photo Editing/Adobe Elements
10-3 pm. GSC.
$20 PNA Members, $30 Public.
RSVP: 206.297.0875.

2/23 – Thursday
Designing Backyard Cottages
7-9 pm. PC Blue Building
$15 PNA Member/ $25 Public


2/25 – Saturday
Believe in Linen
11 am-1 pm. Renate Ruby Design. 7003 3rd Ave NW.
Free. Suggested donation $5-10.


Seattle Neighbor Appreciation Day is Sat, Feb. 11
In 1995, former PNA staff and Board member Judith Wood suggested that the City designate a special day to reach out and strengthen our bonds with each other and Mayor Norm Rice proclaimed Neighbor Appeciation Day.

What random acts of kindness could you do for your neighbors this year? Roll their trashcan out to the curb? Water their garden? Bake them cookies? Sweep their sidewalk? Buy an extra cup of coffee for the person next to you in line?

Pick up random act of kindness cards, available at the Phinney Center, and offer some niceties to your neighbors. More ideas at

Difficult Conversations Series: Mental Illness
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year, yet as a society we often do not understand or deal well with the impacts of these illnesses.

Join us on Thurs., Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Phinney Center for a free viewing of Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia. Katie Mahoney, MSW, Program Coordinator for the National Association of Mental Illness will lead a discussion exploring mental illness, family, and personal and societal responsibility. RSVP at 206.297.0875 or

A Mental Health Symposium on Wed., Feb. 22, 1:30 pm, at the Greenwood Senior Center brings representatives from National Alliance on Mental Illness, In Our Own Voice, Compass Housing, and a family caregiver and advocate. Discuss myths and facts about this health epidemic, issues surrounding resources and public policy, and how we can help.

Hip Hop Returns
Explore the history, music and culture of hip hop– DJs, MCs (rappers), B-Boys (breakdancers) and Graffiti Writers. During this five week, intergenerational course, embark on a deeper examination of the elements of this great American art form.
Monday evenings, 7-9 pm at the Phinney Center, starting Feb. 6.
Check out an article about the class »

Learn more & register »

Astronomical Fun
The PNA’s “Starry Night” Auction is May 6. Visit to donate and get your tickets now for the biggest and best fundraising party of the year. We’re looking for donations of services, items, parties, dinners, vacation condos, cabins and more! To volunteer or for more information, contact Emilia at 206.783.2244 or

Donate to the Kids' Sale
Cleaning out the closets? The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op's Spring Kids’ Sale is Saturday, March 18 from 9 am-1 pm. Please consider donating your gently-used children’s clothing, toys, or gear for the sale. All donations are tax-deductible and support the preschool co-op. Email for more information.

Temporary Library Closure starts Feb 13
You may have heard through the grapevine that the Greenwood Branch will be closing for roughly 8 weeks starting February 13th for improvements. During that time, they will be hosting a variety of library programs for children and families throughout the neighborhood including story times at local café’s, events at local schools and the Phinney Center, and special events at local businesses.


PNA Events

Upcoming events

Save the dates

Volunteer opportunities

PNA Classes

Registration information

Upcoming PNA classes

PNA News

Neighbor Appreciation Day

Difficult Conversation Series: Mental Illness

Hip Hop Returns

Astonomical Fun: PNA Auction

Donate to the Kids' Sale

Temporary Library Closure



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Spanish Conversation I & II
6-8 pm. PC Blue Building.
$20 per month. First night free!

Phinney Friends Crochet & Knit Group

PC Blue Building, Room 1. 10 am-12 pm. Free. (no 11/24)

PNA Bridge Club
PC Blue Building, Room 2. 7-10 pm. Free. (no 11/25)

Emerald City Contra Dance
PC Brick Building, 7:30-10 pm (beginners workshop at 7 pm) $5-9.

Seattle Folklore Society Concerts On the Ridge
7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Prices Vary.

2/4: Beth Wood & Larry Murante
2/11: Jim Malcom
2/18: Frankie Gavin
2/26: David Francie (7 pm)

Tickets »


2/1 - 1st Wednesday
PNA Fixers Collective
6 pm. Greenwood True Value.

2/8 - 2nd Wednesday

PNA Book Club
7 pm. PC Blue Building.
Sisters in Law
by Linda Hirshman

2/10 - 2nd Friday

PNA Game Night
7-10 pm. PC Blue Building.

2/12 - *2nd Sun this month

Seattle Family Dance
2:30 pm. PC Blue Building Room 7. *note time/room change this month

2/12 - 2nd Sunday
Seattle Song Circle
7-10 pm. GSC West Room. Free.

2/14 - 2nd Tuesday
2nd Tuesday Book Club

7-8 pm. PC Blue Building.
Homage to Catalonia
by Geoege Orwell



Ballard Market

Kens Market


Tool Library
Well Home Program

...PNA Tool Library
...King County Seed Library


Wednesdays: 3-6:30 pm
Fridays: 5-7 pm
Saturdays: 9 am-2 pm

Contact the Well Home program at 206.783.2244 or via e-mail.

Tool Donations Wanted

The PNA Tool Lending Library accepts tool donations of any kind. Thank you for your support!
Rent at Phinney Center
Room & Space Rentals Rent space for classes, meetings or events! Three locations available.
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