Neighborhood news roundup: business news, tracking buses, charity climb, lunch program

by | Apr 11, 2014

A little bit of this and a little bit of that from Greenwood and Phinney Ridge.

CrossFit Phinney Ridge, 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., is now offering yoga at 10 a.m. on most Sundays. It’s $5 cash-only for gym members, or $9 cash for non-members. Bring your own mat. Check the schedule to make sure class is on that week.

Atlas Coffee Importers recently moved into 201 N 85th St. They used to be eight blocks west in Ballard.

The Park Public House, 6114 Phinney Ave. N., received approval for an expansion of its sidewalk café.

Our news partner The Seattle Times has launched a project to track the location and frequency of people being passed by when their Metro bus is full. The paper is trying to collect enough information from commuters to build a map of the worst places to catch a bus.

Nurturing Pathways offers creative dance classes and parent education workshops at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. They have classes for infants, waddlers, toddlers, and grads (3-4 years old). The spring session begins April 15. Click here for the PNA schedule.

This is the last weekend of Woodland Park Zoo’s “Party for the Planet,” in honor of Earth Day. Zoo visitors can take a free guided environmental-focused tour of the zoo every day, with a conservation tour, climate change tour and tree tour rotating daily.

Phinney Ridge resident Dave Reeck is taking part in the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children charity climb up Mt. Rainer. You can sponsor him by going to his fundraising page.

The Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., invites everyone to lunch at 12 p.m. Monday-Friday, served by Chef Debbie Bivens and a group of volunteers. Cost is $3 (suggested donation) for diners 60 and over; and $6 fixed cost for ages 59 and younger.

Summer camp registration is underway at a bunch of local camps, including Illumination Learning Studio, Zeno Math Camp and PNPC Dragon Room programs at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. We’ve got a new Summer Camp advertising section, with more camps being added all the time.

Andrea Lewicki is hosting three Art Improv Workshops at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the next couple of weeks. The workshops run from 6:15-8:45 p.m. on April 17, 23 and 25. Cost is $15.

A blend of improv principles and creative wisdom with a party game twist! Art Improv is a fun way to wake up your creative intelligence without falling into Blank Page Decision Burden and Perfect Result Attachment. You will likely laugh a lot, learn tricks for conquering stuckness, and meet new people. No previous art experience required. Imperfection and experimentation are enthusiastically encouraged!

Katzenklavier Tavern is planning to open any day now at 123 N. 85th St. Our frequent tipster Lynn got an early look inside and said it looks like a very cool ski lodge.

We’re also keeping an eye out for an opening date for Mo’s Sandwich Shop, next The Park Public House at 61st and Phinney Avenue North. The owner used to own a shop on Queen Anne. According to Lynn, he plans outside back seating for 40; it will be dog friendly.

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