Various news from around the neighborhood:
418 Public House has opened a new patio at 418 NW 65th St. The patio is open until 10 p.m. daily with children welcome during weekend brunch.
The Pocket Theatre has opened at 8312 Greenwood Ave. It offers theater arts classes; theatrical, musical and comedy performances; and rehearsal space. According to their website, it’s a 50-seat venue with a bar.
BECU has awarded $15,000 to Greenwood resident Julia Sheriden’s volunteer organization Outreach And Resource Services For Women Veterans, through its People Helping People Awards. Sheriden is also a past recipient of a state Jefferson award.
This is outside of our neighborhood, but a worthy cause. Alaffia is collecting donations of bikes and bike parts for its Bicycles for Education Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods Market Interbay, 2001 15th Ave. W. School-aged youth in rural Togo are given a bike, helmet and a training session on bicycle maintenance. Having bicycle transportation helps these students get to school.
Phinney Neighborhood Association has two volunteer opportunities. A weekly volunteer with a vehicle is needed to pick up food in North Seattle and transport it to the PNA’s hot meal program, which serves more than 100 meals each day. Training and materials provided. Examples of pick up locations include NW Hospital and UW Grocery Store. Minimum six-month commitment requested. The PNA also needs volunteers to help plan its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. This year’s event is on Saturday, Nov. 1. The planning team will meet once in September and twice in October. Experience not required. For either volunteer position, contact Volunteer Coordinator LeAnne Chow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-783-2244.