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News roundup: PNA jobs, reduced ORCA Youth cards, North Precinct picnic, Night Out registration, Seattle Youth Commission applications and North Helpline takes over Bitter Lake food bank

The Phinney Neighborhood Association has several job openings: Tool Library Coordinator; Hot Meal Program Substitute; Whittier Kids Preschool Lead Teacher; and Substitute Administrative Assistant.

Metro is offering reduced ORCA Youth cards this summer where youth can ride for just 50 cents through Sept. 4, plus get reduced fares of 50 cents on the Seattle Streetcar and $1 on Link light rail, Sound Transit buses and Sounder trains.

Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct Picnic is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at 10049 College Way N. There will be live music, hot dogs, ice cream, a bouncy house, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the department’s units, including K-9, Mounted Patrol, Bomb Squad and SWAT.

The annual Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 1. You can register your block party here.

The Seattle Youth Commission is accepting applications through July 17 for teens ages 13-19 who want to work with city staff and community leaders on issues affecting youth. Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September, and meet the first and third Wednesday of each month.

North Helpline is taking over the Volunteers of America Western Washington food bank in Bitter Lake as of July 1. North Helpline Bitter Lake will distribute food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month, and plans to increase that to every Saturday by the end of the year.

VOAWW approached North Helpline about taking over the site when they identified the need to focus on their county-wide warehouse and extensive food bank services in Snohomish County. Phil Smith, CEO of VOAWW noted, “Our mission is to do what’s best for the community. We felt that North Helpline, with their existing array of services in North Seattle, were a better match to meet these needs.”

North Helpline Bitter Lake is at 13000 Linden Ave. N., on the first floor of the Senior Housing Assistance Group New Haven apartment complex.