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For girls and young women who love to sing, Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers entering grades 1-12 to join in the fun this fall. Learn musicianship, vocal technique, and performance skills, all while building lasting friendships in a supportive community. 

During the span of almost five decades, Northwest Girlchoir has empowered and inspired thousands of girls and young women in our region to lift their voices in chorus with others. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and internationally. 

Grades 1-4: Easy online registration will open in late June for Prep Choir and Fresca are open online until August 31st, but class sizes are limited, and enrollment could fill quickly. Members learn music in a fun and nurturing environment as they prepare for exciting mainstage concerts. Sign up online to be notified at when enrollment opens.

Grades 5-12: Sign up to be notified for an audition time taking place in late spring and summer to join one of Northwest Girlchoir’s progressive-level choirs this fall. Auditioned choir members enjoy performing at mainstage concerts, in the community and at special events, and even on tours.

Scholarships: Financial aid is available for every choir level, and we encourage families to apply. Contact info@northwestgirlchoir.org for more information or call the office at (206) 527-2900. 

June Concert: Interested in what Northwest Girlchoir is all about? Come hear all choirs (grades 1-12) perform the last concert of Northwest Girlchoir’s 49th Season “Because We’re Happy!” taking place at Everett Civic Auditorium on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 2:00pm.

Searching for that one-of-a-kind treasure or the last two mismatched plates you need to reach a dozen? Good news – Garage Sale Day is this Saturday May 21st from 9am – 1pm! Find garage sales galore around the PhinneyWood neighborhood, aided by a mobile map that you can find here.

More info & FAQs

We are thrilled to welcome the Flea Market back to the Phinney Center upper parking lot in 2022 after several years hiatus. Come browse with dozens of mobile vendors and also take advantage of a free recycle and shred event:

Recycle & shred at the Phinney Center

From 9 am to 1 pm (or until capacity is reached) you can bring the following items for recycling and disposal in our parking lot. Once any one of the trucks is full, it will not be able to take any more recyclables.

  • Household batteries (no leaking or broken, tape ends)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs (no broken bulbs, limit 4)
  • Small Electronics (TVs, computers, etc.)
  • Small Appliances (non-Freon microwaves, toasters, etc.)
  • Paper for shredding (limit 4 boxes)
  • Styrofoam (Clean & Dry – remove labels and tape)
  • Clothing (shoes, pants, shirts, purses, belts)
  • Curtains and drapes
  • Small propane canisters (camp stove size)

Paper shredding will happen on-site using a collection truck’s built-in mechanism.

Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103

a man and a woman in front of a recycling truck

Tool Library Sale

Our Tool Library will sell tools during Garage Sale Day in our parking lot flea market! There will be a lot of great tools at cheap prices, and you can take a tour of the Tool Library during the sale.

All proceeds benefit the Tool Library, a community program that offers thousands of tools to rent at low prices. It’s the perfect place to start your next DIY project!

Volunteers are also needed to help with tool sorting, pricing, and support during the sale. Click Volunteer! below to sign up.

Phinney Farmers Market signs available at the flea market!

We’re thrilled to welcome the Phinney Farmers Market back to our upper parking lot from June 3 through Sept. 30. Get ready to fill Friday afternoons from 3 to 7pm with neighbors, fresh produce, food vendors, and music!

A Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets representative will be at our Garage Sale Day flea market giving out farmers market signs. The Phinney Farmers Market is a partnership between the PNA and Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets, a community-based non-profit which brings Washington State farmers into the city to sell their farm-fresh produce.

The signs are first come, first served so show up early if you’d like to help promote the farmers market from your yard!

Share your thoughts on the future of Northwest Seattle!

The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) is holding a Community Conversation online this Thursday, May 19, 6-7:30 pm, as part of their Northwest Seattle Community Survey process.

Join the meeting to discuss several topics in small groups including social connections, business and employment, access to services and programs, and housing. Through this process and conversation, the PNA hopes to learn more about the growing and changing local community and how to best to support the vision of its members.

Register to receive the Zoom link

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This is a monthly contribution to the Blog by local realtor Doron Weisbarth.

Spring Sale is well on its way. And while sales are still brisk, a good amount of that craziness that we see during the first quarter of the year is gone. Yes, there are still multiple bids for many homes, but not for quite as many homes and not quite as many offers. And since the homes are being listed at prices that are a better reflection of their market value, the price increase above the asking prices is not as dramatic. 

The big question is how the market will react to the higher interest rates. So far, we haven’t seen any changes in buyer’s behavior. With rents rising as fast as home prices, consumers are being squeezed from both directions. Those who can are strongly opting for a purchase. What is true is that the price point that any one individual buyer had been approved for just a few weeks ago is now going to adjust lower. But the only ones who are getting squeezed out of the market are those on the lower end of the market price. 

Overall, it’s still very much a hot sellers’ market that is following the seasonal behavior that we’d been seeing for many years now. Check out the full report here.

Have questions about buying or selling a home? Call Doron for a free, no-obligation consultation at 206-779-9808

If life is too short and one should eat dessert first, who is to say one shouldn’t eat TWO desserts first? The Pie Bar at 7402 Greenwood Ave N is finishing up some interior renovations that will allow them to to host the neighborhood out on their patio and for the first time open up the space completely to the public for dine-in. Pie Bar is open Tuesday – Sunday from 4pm -10pm, closing one hour later on Saturday at 11pm.

Even better, to celebrate the are generously offering a buy 1, get one free slice of pie offer to current PNA household and business members! This offer is good from May 17 – May 23, and just intended to be used once per person (your doctor agrees). Not sure if you’re a current member? Email membership@phinneycenter.org to find out.

Pie Bar is a business whose name reveals exactly what it is: a bar that serves drinks and pie. The original location is still in Capitol Hill, though independently owned of this new location and a Ballard location that has been open for several years right on Market Street.

Join your neighbors this weekend (May 14-15) for a huge Buy Nothing Free Day. Hosted Buy Nothing Lower Phinney, over 100 households will have items outside for free between 9 am and 3 pm each day. You can access the full map here. Have fun!

Photo by Simone Pellegrini on Unsplash

The PNA has long been a place for community members to connect, share resources, support each other, engage in social activities, and create programs and services that support the neighborhood. Being part of this community, using services, or benefiting from PNA resources has always been available to everyone. Younger or older…member or not…Phinney resident or otherwise–the PNA helps to connect people.

Because of the support and engagement from both individuals and partners, the PNA does a lot! Grassroots efforts have led to the creation of many long-standing programs such as the Preschool Co-Ops, Tool Library, and The Hot Meal Program. Now the PNA operates in five program locations including the Greenwood Senior Center and the Phinney Center. We offer programs and services to northwest Seattle to help people to create the community that they want to be in be part of.

We also strive for inclusion but recognize that some community members have not felt included or connected to the PNA.

As northwest Seattle is changing, and our neighborhood is growing, we ask ourselves: How does the PNA grow and change with it? Does it still make sense to connect with our community in the same way?

The PNA is conducting a survey to answer these questions and better understand the community and to help raise awareness about current opportunities for engagement. 

The PNA, like many communities and organizations around the northwest, country, and world, has experienced a lot of change and dealt with many challenges the past few years–from racial reckoning, social injustice, political strife, economic hardships, and of course, the COVID pandemic.

The PNA comes out of the past couple of years with a desire to build on what we are doing well and strive to do better. How do we do that? We are not sure yet. We have some good ideas, but we want to hear from you!

Take the survey Now!

We look forward to ongoing conversations and we are excited to engage you in our process.

How can I get involved?

  • Fill out our survey – If you’ve subscribed to E-Updates, you’ll receive an email. A paper version of the survey will also be available at the Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center, and in the next issue of The Review newspaper. Learning more about the current challenges facing your family and neighbors will be essential in shaping PNA’s services!
  • Attend our remote Community Conversation – Join us virtually on Thursday, May 19, 6-7:30 pm, for a  discussion of the changing needs of the NW Seattle community. The project team will give a brief presentation and then lead small group activities that will inform PNA’s long-range plan. Register for this online meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Help spread the word!  Share this information with your friends and family, or contact pna@phinneycenter.org for a poster and postcards with survey information to share at your business!

Want to know more? Visit our FAQ page about the project.

The Ballard High School (BHS) Playmakers invite you to indulge in spring reverie at the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performances will be May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21.

“Midsummer is a lovely piece for spring with its references to flowers, music and young love,” says BHS Theatre Director Shawn M. Riley. “The characters explore love, marriage, transformation, and the importance of accepting people for who they are, not based on appearance. We also see the impact of meddling in other people’s lives.”

Ballard’s production is directed by Riley and set in the late 1970s at a disco club.

The ticket price is $20 for adults, $10 for students and $15 for seniors. Order tickets at www.showtix4u.com and search for Ballard High School. For any questions please contact Shawn Riley at smriley@seattleschools.org.

Performance Details
Performances will take place at Ballard High School’s Earl Kelly Center for the Performing Arts at 1418 NW 65th Street in Seattle. All patrons must wear a mask. (Subject to change depending on guidance from Washington state, King County and Seattle Public Schools).

Aide-mémoire – 7003 3rd Ave NW
Looking for a special bouquet for mom? On Saturday, May 7 from noon-4pm, Aide-mémoire will be hosting a pop-up by Vanita Floral. They will be celebrating Mother’s Day with an artistic twist by vending local springtime flowers to fill handmade vases, starting at $35 bouquets.

This is part of Aide-mémoire’s exhibition, Vessel + Vine. The show will feature hand-built or wheel-thrown ceramic vases made by a female-strong lineup of ten independent Seattle-area ceramicists. Support women in our arts and crafts community with the purchase of a handmade vase, and fill it with colorful flowers. Treat yourself or delight your mom with a special Mother’s Day gift!

Olive and Grape – 8516 Greenwood Ave N

Our friends down at the Olive and Grape, whose dishes “reflect a lively repertoire of scratch-made meals designed to please any palate” are presenting lovely Mother’s Day 3-course meal on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th) from noon – 9pm for $35 per person. You can make reservations here.

Moden Sushi – 6108 Phinney Ave N

Modern Sushi is offering a spectacular pick-up only Mother’s Day Platter for 3 at $40/per person. Details are below, but you must order by 10pm tonight!

A la Mode Pies – 5821 Phinney Ave N

A la Mode Pies, in honor of Mother’s Day, is making it easy to order mom’s favorite dessert. With ten handmade pies on the menu, swing by the Phinney Ridge cafe for a Strawberry Rhubarb, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tart (pictured below), or the Mexican Chocolate Mousse and don’t forget a pint of their house-churned vanilla bean ice cream.

Busy planning a family celebration? Have a pie delivered. Simply order three or more pies and A la Mode will provide contactless home delivery. For single-pie orders, you can utilize DoorDash and UberEats.
While you’re at it, why not double down on showing Mom your love with an e-gift card for their popular pie-making classes? The classes are perfect solo participants, couples, and small groups – anyone with a desire to learn the fine art of pie-making. The official schedule is listed on their website