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News roundup: Nutty Squirrel adding pastries, zoo honored, PNA job, Library workshops, Transit Advisory Board needs new members, tax preparation volunteers needed

Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a new Food Services Coordinator for its Whittier Kids program. The position is 24 hours a week. See the employment website for full details and how to apply.

Nutty Squirrel Gelato (in Phinney Ridge, Magnolia and Maple Valley) is teaming up with Fainting Goat Gelato (owned by relatives) and a new chef to offer a full line of European pastries at both shops. Eater Seattle has a detailed story.

Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Aquarium and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium were recently honored by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums for their collaborative “Fostering Empathy for Animals” project.

The Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a workshop this Sunday, Oct. 7, to help artists turn their art into a business. “Explore 20 practical steps for turning your art into a part- or full-time business. You’ll learn about auctions and contests, promotion, and embracing the internet as a sales and marketing platform. This workshop is for all visual artists, 2D and 3D, working in any type of medium, including watercolor, ceramics, photography and jewelry.” The workshop is from 1-4 p.m. and is free, but registration is required. Call the library at 206-684-4086 to sign up.

And Greenwood Library is hosting a special workshop on Nov. 2 for formerly incarcerated individuals to get help applying for employment. The workshop will provide preparation tips and strategies to answer criminal background questions. It is free; no registration required. The workshop is from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.

The City of Seattle is looking for people to join the Transit Advisory Board, which provides input on transit strategies, commuter access to frequent transit, transit access for low-income residents, city investments in transit, etc. Board members attend one monthly meeting. Deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 12. Apply with a cover letter and resume by email to TransitBoard@seattle.gov (put “TAB Recruitment” in the subject line).

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods have partnered to increase offerings on Spacefinder Seattle, a website that connects organizations, community groups and artists with more than 400 rooms, halls and venues for meetings, events, workshops, rehearsals, performances and presentations.

United Way of King County is looking for volunteers for its Free Tax Preparation Campaign, which brings volunteers to libraries, community centers and other sites throughout the region. Comprehensive training provided.

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