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News roundup: Story times, fundraising, sewer systems, homework help, membership campaign, trick-or-treating date set

This and that from around the neighborhood:

Seattle Public Utilities will hold another community meeting on proposed improvements to the sewer and drainage systems in Broadview. The meeting is from 6:30-8:30 next Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Luther Memorial Church, 13047 Greenwood Ave. N. For more information, check the project website, call the Broadview Project message line at 206-409-3651, or email [email protected].

Group-signs-resizedGreenwood’s Domino Beauty Boutique raised $8,354 for The Pink Boat Regatta, which benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, through their Pink Zumba and Pink Boat Pub Crawl. Domino took second place for overall funds raised in the Regatta, and placed first in their division at the Sept. 7 sailboat race at Shilshole. The Pink Boat Regatta Seattle raised a total of $60,185.

Now that school’s back in session, here’s a reminder that the Seattle Public Library offers free in-person homework help for children and teens at several neighborhood branches, including the Broadview Library at 12755 Greenwood Ave. N. Homework help is offered from 6-7:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The library also offers free online assistance for students of all ages, including tutoring for adults.

Library-trained homework helpers can assist students struggling to understand a homework assignment or needing ideas to start a research paper. Homework helpers also are familiar with the range of the Library’s other homework help resources and can devote one-on-one time with students that librarians sometimes cannot.

Online Homework Help is offered in English and Spanish. Tutoring in math, science, English and social studies is available from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Library patrons may also use the Ask a Librarian reference service, available 24 hours a day, or access online resources for teens and children.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association has launched its 34th annual PNA Membership Campaign, “We Live Here, We Give Here!”

A connected community fosters strong families, a rich social life, ready friendships and a feeling of belonging. PNA provides large and small ways to connect and build the social networks and close bonds that define our community. We’ve created programs for preschoolers through seniors, families and singles, homeowners and renters, financially secure neighbors and people who are struggling.

Memberships are vital—dues make up a significant percentage our budget, enabling us to offer infrastructure, support and resources for neighbors to come together to develop new programs and projects, as well to continue all that we currently do. Join or renew today.

Aging and Disability Services — the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County wants to get the word out about two programs that help families navigate the elder care maze.

  • Senior Information & Assistance (1-888-4ELDERS) is for anyone age 60+ and their family members who needs help identifying resources that meet their needs.
  • The King County Caregiver Support Network provides guidance to unpaid primary caregivers of adults of any age who are unable to care for themselves—typically family members or close friends or neighbors.

The organization also is looking for community input through an online survey, which is open through Sept. 30.

Phinney Books is expanding its popular Friday morning story time for toddlers to Mondays, beginning Sept. 22. Both story times begin at 11 a.m. Brandee will read stories on Monday and the ever-popular Steph will continue reading on Fridays.

The Woodland Park Zoo has welcomed its third Chilean flamingo chick this year. Two other chicks hatched Aug. 31 and Sept. 5. The chicks are currently being cared for off public exhibit but will join the adult colony in the flamingo exhibit in about 30 days. A total of 14 flamingos have hatched at the zoo since the exhibit opened in 2008.

The Refugee and Immigrant Children’s Program, a program of Lutheran Community Services, is looking for foster families in our neighborhood. The program provides care to refugee and immigrant children from around the world.

Our neighborhood’s annual trick-or-treating along Phinney-Greenwood avenues is set for the Saturday before Halloween. From 12-3 p.m. on Oct. 25, children in costume will be welcomed at participating businesses for the Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat. Donation stations to benefit the Greenwood Food Bank will be set up along the route and the Hunger Goblin will be available for photos at Umpqua Bank. Donate a can of food or $2 to receive a Hunger Goblin sticker (stickers available ahead of time at Umpqua Bank). You do NOT need a sticker to trick-or-treat. To become a participating business, email [email protected].