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Urban spaces and the suburbs that sprawl around them are growing worldwide, pushing some carnivore species into more remote regions, while forcing others to adapt to higher human densities. Increasing contact between humans and carnivores potentially leads to more human-carnivore interactions and increased concerns over risk to humans, whether real or perceived.

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University are launching a new project to explore how mammalian carnivores, such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, and even cougars and bears live and interact with people across urban and suburban areas in the Seattle region.

Woodland Park Zoo is working with staff, volunteers and community partners to deploy camera traps in city and county parks across the Seattle regions. They have launched the Carnivore Spotter website where you can record your carnivore sightings. Visit carnivorespotter.org now to report your local carnivore sightings and explore sightings throughout Seattle!

In an era of planned obsolescence and rampant waste, our neighborhood has a special collective dedicated to saving items seemingly destined for the landfill. The idea is just to take a moment before throwing something away to figure out if you can save it and prevent yourself from having to buy a replacement. It’s also an excellent way to learn how things work and just enjoy some good company. Remember: You can’t break what’s already broken!

The PNA Fixers Collective is an informal group of folks who meet up every 1st Wednesday at Greenwood Hardware from 6-8pm, simply for the fun of taking stuff apart, putting it back together again, and maybe even fixing some things in the process. Kids welcome! Learn more about the Fixers.

Wednesday September 4, 6-8pm
Greenwood Hardware, 7201 Greenwood Ave N

Flying Bike, your neighborhood cooperative brewery, is looking for candidates for their Board of Directors. Specifically, they are looking for candidates who love beer, are passionate about supporting our local community, and have either worked with a co-op before or are interested in learning what they’re all about. The Flying Bike board touches everything from operations to marketing, so candidates of all backgrounds and experiences are welcome to apply. 

Anyone who is interested should email nominating@flyingbike.coop to get started. They are accepting applications from now through Monday, September 9.

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will be meeting next Tues Sept 3, 7 pm at Phinney Neighborhood Center.  There will be discussion about  a community survey launching to ask residents about issues they would like our City Council candidates to know about.  This information will be used to formulate questions for forum being held on Saturday Oct 12 on Phinney and ultimately to share with the elected representative.  Please come to share important issues to help you make an informed choice on your ballot.

Also being discussed is policies being proposed by the current City council representatives:  Tree Protection, replacing the Single Family Zone with multifamily options,  and how to find out about property assessments.

Phinney Ridge Community Council is an all volunteer group of residents in the neighborhood that meet monthly.  We conduct discussions on policies surveys and that affect all of us.  And we track new development projects encouraging people to participate in public design review.  

Team Dragonfly, a group of neighbors who get together every few years to repaint the giant dragonfly painted on the intersection at NE 60th St. and 4th Ave. NE (between Latona and the freeway), is at it again. They will be repainting the famous dragonfly this Saturday, August 31 and should be thick into the painting process by about noon.

The community is invited to come by and witness the event, and also learn more about how you can create something like this at your local intersection with a little work. The first time Team Dragonfly painted was in 2013 with matching funds from Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, and the project fulfilled its primary mission: bringing neighbors together and creating a sense of community.

You can see more about the dragonfly, the process, and an excellent time lapse video of it being painted the first time here.

Open to the community. Per the organizer: “Hi everyone! I am hosting a potluck picnic for a Vietnamese cooking club and wanted to invite you folks. You don’t have to be Vietnamese or bring Vietnamese food to come.” Vietnamese food is preferred, of course.

The event will start at 11am and be located at the Green Lake Small Craft Center near the large concrete aquatheater. There will be signage and a popup tent to help interested parties in locating the picnic.

Get into the neighborhood vibe at the 2019 Greenwood Music Crawl. Five local bars – The Baranof, Hounds tooth, North Star Diner, Angry Beaver and Coindexter’s – will turn themselves into live music venue spaces for the day, hosting 45 local bands performing for twelve straight hours.

Come Support with these local musicians playing at this annual event. All styles of rock, blues, psychedelic, punk, pop, dance, electronic. You can see the full lineup here.

Sunday September 1, 1pm – 1am
Advance tickets $25 /Day of event $28
Ticket booth & will call located in front of Verity – 8533 Greenwood Ave N
www.greenwoodmusiccrawl.com

Seattle Cucina is a local cooking school with an inspiring mission: “For all youth to nourish themselves and their community through mindful cooking, healthy eating habits, and an appreciation for food.” They will be at the Phinney Farmer’s Market on Friday from 4-7pm providing cooking demonstrations and answering questions about their programming.

If you have a pre-teen who has shown interest in cooking, this is a great opportunity for them to meet some of the people behind the school and get more information about upcoming classes in the Seattle area.

Join local author Nathan Vass for the first in our upcoming series of book talks. His well-received book, The Lines that Make Us: Stories from Nathan’s Bus is a collection of stories and photos about his experiences as a bus driver (you may have met him on the #5).

It is also a 2019 Washington State Book Award Finalist! Copies will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event. Read a story from PNA’s newspaper, The Review, about Nathan helping the Greenwood Senior Center.

Thursday August 29, 12:30 – 2pm
Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.
RSVP: 206.297.0875