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PNA E-Newsletter | March 2017
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PNA Events

PC= Phinney Center

6532 Phinney Ave N

GSC=Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St


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

3/1 – Wednesday
FBI Presentation: Civil Rights Investigations
1-2 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

3/3 – Friday
First Friday Film: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
1-3 pm. GSC. Free.

3/4 – Saturday
PNA Book Exchange
11 am-2 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
Trade your gently used books for something new! Or buy paperbacks for $1 and hardbacks for $2. Browse mysteries, science fiction & fantasy, and kids’ lit, plus cookbooks in partnership with City Fruit. Meet other readers, get recommendations on authors, and enjoy tasty treats.

3/5 – Sunday
D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks
3 pm. University Prep Theater. 8000 25th Avenue NE. $15-50.
A puppeteer performance presenting stories from people with late stage dementia. Followed by a discussion and a sharing of community resources. In the following days, there will be six free workshops designed for specific audiences.
Tickets and info »

3/7 – Tuesday
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Pop-Up Library at the PNA
3:30-5:30 pm. PC Brick Building. Free.
Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with your Greenwood librarians!


3/8 – Wednesday
PNA Business Social and No-Host Lunch
12-1:30 pm. Teasome, 6412 Phinney Ave N.
Free for Business Members, $10 for Non-Members

3/9 – Thursday
Thank you Thursday at Reuben's Brews
3-9 pm. 5010 14th Ave NW.
Reuben’s will donate $1 to the PNA from each pint ordered.

3/10 – Friday
Phinney Center Gallery Opening Reception
7-9 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
GREENWOOD RISING: Celebrating the art and community of Greenwood after the March 2016 explosion. (See Gallery, below.)

3/13, 3/27, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15 – Mondays
Breaking White Silence Book Group:
PNA Difficult Conversation Series

7-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building.
Free, but pre-registration required.
Using Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s book, What Does It Mean to be White: Developing White Racial Literacy, we’ll encourage personal reflection and conversation as a first step to open up about whiteness, white privilege, and racism. Class limited to eight students. E-mail to register.

3/15 – Wednesday
Oral Health & Disease Prevention in Older Adults
1-2 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875

3/18 – Saturday
PNPC Gently-Used Kids' Clothing & Gear Sale

9 am-1 pm. PC Brick Building, Community Hall. Free.
Incredible deals on gently-used clothing, toys, books, strollers, furniture, outdoor gear, maternity wear and more! Enjoy 50% discounts on many items starting at 12 pm! If you have gently-used items that you would like to donate for the sale, we will gladly take them through March 12. Please email with questions or to arrange drop-off. All donations are tax deductible and benefit the preschool 100%.

3/21 – Tuesday
Classic Movies With Scarecrow Video: Born Yesterday
2:30 pm. GSC. Free.

3/22 – Wednesday
Mural Project 2017
1-2:30 pm. GSC. Free.
Join seniors, people living with memory loss and their companions, including children and teens, to create paintings or collage that will be included in a travelling mural exhibit. Presented by Seniors Creating Art and The Art of Alzheimer’s. RSVP: 206.297.0875.


3/22 & 4/5 – Wednesdays
Whittier Kids Preschool Tour
9:15 am. Whittier Elementary. 1320 NW 75th St.


3/25 – Saturday
Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op Red Room Open House
10 am - noon. PC Blue Building. Free.


3/25 – Saturday
PNA Village Volunteer Training
10 am – noon. GSC. Free.
Village volunteers provide services like transportation, help with small projects in and around the home, and social interaction. Make a difference in how your neighbors choose to age! To attend, please email or call or 206.789.1217.

3/29 – Wednesday
Coloring for Relaxation
1-3 pm. GSC. Free. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

3/31– Friday
Tea and Chamber Music with the Girsky Quartet
4-5 pm. GSC. $5 suggested donation.

4/1 – Ballard Preschool Co-op Open House
4/6 – Member Potluck and Orientation
4/22 – BPC/PCPE Gently Used Kids' Gear Sale
5/6 – PNA Starry Night Auction

Friends of the Phinney Farmers Market Committee. Help develop and execute strategic partnerships, promote the market (e.g. social media, yard signs & other outreach), and help at Market events. Meets 1-2 times per month, starting in April.

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Book Exchange: Help set up (read: move lots of heavy books), during the event (3/4) or bake. Sign up online.

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 Greenwood Senior Center, or download a class schedule.
Mondays through 3/20
Comprehending Hip Hop:
7-9 pm. PC Brick Building
Free, suggested Donation.

3/5 – Sunday
Earthquake Home Retrofit
2-4 pm. PC Blue Building. Suggested Donation: $5-10
Register »

3/11 – Saturday
Prepare for your Remodel: Save Money & Avoid Headaches
10 am-12 pm. PC Blue Building.
$15 PNA Member/ $25 Public
Register »

3/14 -Tuesday
Planning Your Next Stage in Life
7-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
Register »

3/21 -Tuesday
Retirement Strategies

7-8 pm. PC Blue Building. Free.
Register »

3/24 – Friday
Collage for Wellbeing

10 am-1 pm. GSC. Free.
Register: 206.297.0875.

3/24 – Friday
Infant/Child CPR
7-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building.
$15 PNA Member/ $25 Public.
Register »

3/25 – Saturday

CPR/First Aid/HIV Certification
9 am-1 pm. PC Blue Building. $35 PNA Member/$45 Public.
Register »

3/25 – Saturday
Babysitter Training

9:30 am-1:30 pm. PC Blue Building.
$40 Member/ $50 Public.
Register »

3/28 – Tuesday

Beginning Crochet
1-2 pm. GSC. Free.
All materials provided in this hands-on class. 6 students max.
Register: 206.297.0875.

3/29 – Wednesday

Getting to Sold
6:30-8:30 pm. PC Blue Building. Suggested Donation: $5-10.
Register »

3/30-6/1 – Thursdays

Writing and Publishing
1:15-3:15 pm. GSC. $10 drop-in.
RSVP: 206.297.0875

March 8 – April 7. GREENWOOD RISING.
A show celebrating the art and community of Greenwood, presented by the PNA and Urban Hands.

Days after a gas explosion damaged dozens of businesses in the heart of Greenwood in March 2016, street artists organized by Greenwood nonprofit Urban Hands painted colorful plywood murals over blown-out windows and doors. Professional photographer Chuck Johnson has given the art new life by combining photos of the murals with mixed digital art to enhance, alter, and bring to life different components of the images. The original pieces are not for sale but prints of most of the pieces will be available.

Meet many of the artists and celebrate the community at the Opening Reception on Friday, March 10, from 7-9 pm, one year after the explosion.

Register now for Garage Sale Day
Clean out your closets for Garage Sale Day on June 3. Register your yard sale or reserve a space at the Phinney Center Flea Market online, by calling 206.783.2244, or by stopping by the Phinney Center by May 20. Registered sales will be listed on the printed Garage Sale Day map and the online interactive map designed by SpatialDev.

Starry Night at the PNA

Save the date for May 6–the PNA Auction! Donations like parties, dinners, vacation condos, cabins and unique experiences make our biggest fundraising event a success. Donate or purchase tickets online here. For sponsor and volunteer info contact Emilia at or 206.783.2244.

Preschool Openings

Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings in their 3-5s class. Interested? Attend an open house on April 1, 10 am-noon and contact them at For information on the program, visit them online.

PCPE, Seattle’s ONLY Spanish Cooperative Preschool, still has a limited number of open spots for the 2017-18 school year. Do you have a 1-5 year old who speaks Spanish or is learning Spanish at home? Would your family like to be a part of a strong bilingual community? If yes, visit or contact us at:

The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op (PNPC) is hosting a Red Room Open House for Parent/Infant, Toddlers, Two’s, and Multi-Age Classes on Saturday, March 25 from 10 am -12 pm (Upper Blue Building). Come learn about a fantastic preschool program. Meet our teachers and mingle with current co-op families, learn about our curriculum, and explore our classrooms. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend! For details and to RSVP, please email the school registrar ( with your name and your child's name and date of birth. 


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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.

3/11: Local Songwriter Showcase: Reggie
Garrett, Julia Massey, Lana McMullen, Kimo Muraki
3/18: Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin
3/25: MAC (McKasson, Alexander, Cotter)

Tickets »


3/1 - 1st Wednesday
PNA Fixers Collective
6 pm. Greenwood True Value.

3/5 - 1st Sun

Seattle Family Dance
2:30 pm. PC Brick Building $6/person, $18 max. per family

3/8 - 2nd Wednesday

PNA Book Club
7 pm. PC Blue Building.
This is Your Life, Harriet Chance
by Jonathan Evison.

3/10 - 2nd Friday

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

3/12 - 2nd Sunday
Seattle Song Circle
7-10 pm. GSC West Room. Free.

3/14 - 2nd Tuesday
2nd Tuesday Book Club

7-8 pm. PC Blue Building.
The Big Burn
by Timothy Egan



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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