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PNA Village holding volunteer recruitment event on Oct. 15

September 28th, 2016 by Doree

The PNA Village, which helps people stay in their homes as they age, is hosting a volunteer recruitment event from 3:30-4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. The Village is a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

Volunteers help Village members with household tasks, shopping, gardening, walking their dogs or driving them to appointments. Volunteers of all ages can choose tasks and a schedule that suits their needs.

At the Oct. 15 event, potential volunteers can hear from current Village volunteers and staff about what it’s like to help people age in their own homes and communities and to learn about the types of volunteer jobs available. There will be time for questions and discussion. The PNA Village fall potluck follows at 5 p.m., and potential volunteers are invited to stay for that.

As a long time Village volunteer said, “I so enjoy the people I am getting to know, members and volunteers. It has enriched my life. I plan to keep doing this until I join as a member receiving services and have the joy of volunteers visiting me!”

For more information or to RSVP for the Oct.15 event, email Village@phinneycenter.org or call 206-789-1217.

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Seattle Folklore Society Festival is all day Saturday at Phinney Center, and it’s free

September 15th, 2016 by Doree

The Seattle Folklore Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an all-day free festival this Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. All events at “50 Years of Folk” are free with no tickets needed; admittance is subject to room capacity on a first-come basis.

Lasting 11 hours in 11 different rooms in both the PNA’s Blue Building and Brick Building, the festival will celebrate fiddling, ukulele strumming, Contra dancing, clogging, square dancing, storytelling, and music from a wide range of influences, plus puppet-making with Seattle ReCreative.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. are participatory activities and listening; dinner break is from 5-7 p.m. (bring your own or support a nearby restaurant); then from 7-10 p.m. is the showcase concert featuring Scandinavian music by Skolkis, historic dance tunes and fiddling by Phil and Vivian Williams, old-time music, harmony singing, and flatfoot dancing from Squirrel Butter, and stories, songs and tunes from virtuoso auto-harp player Bryan Bowers.

Click here for the full schedule, including:

  • “Fiddling From Scratch” for kids & adults (loaner fiddles available)
  • Carter Family Songs – Sharman Smith, Cathy Britell, Laura Gregg, Robert Giidley
  • Mini-Concert – Phil & Vivian Williams: Pioneer Dance Music of the Far West
  • Contra-dance musician workshop – Matching tunes to dances: Countercurrent
  • Appalachian Clogging workshop (Eclectic Cloggers)
  • Square Dance Caller workshop (dancers welcome)

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New PEPS Baby Peppers group starting at PNA next week

September 14th, 2016 by Doree

(PEPS) Program for Early Parent Support has a new Baby Peppers group starting next week at the Phinney Center. The class will meet from 12-1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. It’s for one parent and their baby, age 5-12 months when the group starts.

PEPS groups are led by a trained facilitator, who helps parents connect with each other, and develop a healthy bond with their baby. Financial assistance is available.

See the PEPS website for more information and to register.

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‘Better Together’ – 5th annual Power of Community Breakfast is Oct. 6

September 13th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s fifth annual Power of Community Breakfast, themed “Better Together,” is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

The breakfast will highlight programs and services that support resilience and social connections for older adults in our community. Keynote speaker is Nancy Hooyman, Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work.

Doors open at 7:15 a.m.; the program starts at 7:30 a.m. Admission is free, however a minimum donation of $50 is suggested.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 28.

If you wish to be a breakfast sponsor or participate as a table captain, contact Development Director Jeff Cornejo at jeffc@phinneycenter.org or 206-783-2244.

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Ballard Preschool Co-op ‘s Gently Used Kid’s Gear Sale is Sept. 24

September 7th, 2016 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Co-op‘s Gently Used Kid’s Gear Sale is Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Community Hall in the Brick Building. You can find deals on gently used clothes (from newborn through size 8), shoes, toys and gear, including pack and plays, cribs, car seats, strollers and maternity wear.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a line typically forming before 9 a.m. Bring your own shopping bags. Strollers must be parked at the door.

A portion of the proceeds supports the Ballard Preschool Co-op, which is located at 7503 18th Ave NW, and is a program of the PNA.

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Spaces remaining at Ballard Preschool Co-op

August 23rd, 2016 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Co-op, a Phinney Neighborhood Association program at 7503 18th Ave. NW, has a few spaces remaining in its 3-5’s program for the upcoming school year. Class meets from 12:15-3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is open to children born between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2013. Children born on or between Sept. 1, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2012, attend one additional day for Pre-K.

Contact the registrar at bpc.registrar@gmail.com for details.

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PNA’s ‘Beer Taste Olympics’ is July 23

July 14th, 2016 by Doree

The PNA Summer Beer Taste Olympics is from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

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Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $30 general public, and $10 for designated drivers. Includes 10 tastes, mini brats from Barking Dog Alehouse and pub style snacks. Must be 21 and over to attend.

More than 30 Northwest breweries and cideries will be there, and some will have special brews made just for this event. Click here for the complete list of breweries and cider makers attending.

Only service dogs are allowed.

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Ballard Preschool Co-op open house on Tuesday

July 11th, 2016 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Co-op (a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association) is hosting an open house at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at 7503 18th Ave. NW. The open house will be geared specifically for parents interested in the infant class. Parents and children are welcome.

BPC has openings in its infant class beginning in the fall. Class meets from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Children must have been born on or between Sept. 1, 2015, and Aug. 31, 2016.

Please RSVP at bpc.registrar@gmail.com.

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Phinney Farmers Market opens for the season this Friday

June 1st, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Farmers Market opens for the season this Friday, from 3:30-7:30 p.m., at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the upper parking lot. (Note that the hours have shifted 30 minutes later.)

Dozens of vendors will be selling fresh veggies, fruit, meat, bread, flowers, wine, beer, cider, and ready-to-eat foods for dinner.

You can check the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance website for a list of what’s in season each week, and a list of vendors.

The Phinney Farmers Market will be open every Friday through Sept. 30.

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