News roundup: library programs, free dental care, crime, (PARK)ing Day applications due, pre-K opening

by | Aug 24, 2015

Various news from around and near the neighborhood:

The University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry, at Magnuson Park, 6222 NE 74th St., has appointments for a one-day “Anniversary Day of Service” on Oct. 8, where children ages 1-18 years old will receive exams, teeth cleaning, x-rays, and fluoride varnish/sealants for free. Call 206-543-5800 for an appointment and make sure to ask for the Anniversary Day of Service. It’s open only to children not currently patients of the Center.(The first 50 children will get appointments, after that they’ll go on a waiting list.)

If your child participated in the Seattle Public Library’s Summer of Learning Program, they can now turn in their program booklet’s survey to receive two free tickets to an end-of-summer party at the zoo on Sept. 11-13. (You can also find the survey online.) Surveys must be turned in by Sept. 10 to receive zoo tickets. Tickets provide free admittance to the zoo for one person 18 or under and one guest.

The Seattle Public Library is giving away tickets to the annual Bumbershoot music festival. Library patrons ages 18 and up can take a photo of their Library card with a favorite Seattle landmark, then post the photo to Twitter or Instagram. Entries are due by noon Monday, Aug. 31. Full entry details are here.

Heads up: Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool will be closed from Sunday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 7, for maintenance. The outside bathrooms will remain open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. during that week.

Ann tells us there is a rental house near her home at 81st and Greenwood where she is sure people are selling drugs. She has called the police and been told they should call 911 when they see a drug deal happening, but she says everything happens inside the house so they can’t actually see it. She was hoping someone would have advice on what else she can do. Please comment on this post if you have any advice.

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Coop has an opening in its Pre-K program for fall.

PNPC is a play based learning cooperative designed to encourage the social, emotional, physical & mental development of young children. Children learn early science curriculum, pre-math skills, gain impulse control and much more. Parent education classes are available monthly and cover a range of parenting topics.

The Pre-K program schedule is:

Monday & Wednesday 11:45am – 2:45pm

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm

A parent or caregiver works in the classroom one day each week. Tuition is $220/month

Please email [email protected] with any questions or to inquire about registration.

Applications for PARK(ing) Day are due this Friday.

On September 18, PARK(ing) Day will provide an opportunity for you to create fun and interactive public spaces to engage with local communities. Groups from all around Seattle will be designing and installing temporary on-street pop-up parks to help generate a conversation about healthy, sustainable, and livable cities. This year, event hours will be extended from 10am until 7pm to give people more time to enjoy the spaces. What’s not to like?

To apply, just pick the parking space you’d like to use and then fill out the simple, FREE application available on our website. Check out SDOT’s guidelines for easy-to-follow tips about planning your pop-up park. Be sure to get your applications turned in to [email protected] by Friday, August 28.

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