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PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is this weekend

November 30th, 2016 by Doree

The huge annual PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in both the Blue and Brick buildings. Admission is $2 for PNA members, $4 general. Please also bring non-perishable food for the food bank.

More than 100 hand-picked artists and crafts vendors will feature thousands of items for your holiday shopping. From hand-crafted clothing to furniture, jewelry, housewares, candles, spices, toys, art and more. Enjoy continuous live entertainment in both buildings, plus lunch items and baked goods.

Click here to see the full vendor list and entertainment schedule.

And click here to see photos of many of last year’s vendors, craft items and entertainers.

(Note: PhinneyWood is a Winter Festival sponsor.)

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PNA GloCone lit up for the holidays

November 28th, 2016 by Doree

About 150 people braved the rain and cold Saturday night for the annual lighting of the GloCone suspended from the Phinney Center’s air raid tower, at the corner of Phinney Avenue North and North 67th Street.

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Attendees listened to holiday music and enjoyed treats while the GloCone and holiday LED monkeys were lit up. The monkeys are part of our neighborhood’s fairly new holiday light tradition, as an alternative to traditional holiday lights. Look for hundreds of the monkeys in business and residence windows throughout the neighborhood.

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And see the PNA Business Group’s MonkeyWood website for more holiday activities.

Thanks to Mike V for the photos!

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Holiday GloCone installed on Phinney Center air raid tower, ready to be lit up Saturday

November 22nd, 2016 by Doree

A group of Phinney Ridge neighbors assembled and installed the GloCone on the Phinney Center’s air raid tower last weekend.

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The GloCone will be lit up with holiday lights at 5 p.m. Saturday during a community celebration with caroling and treats. The air raid tower is on the corner of Phinney Avenue North and North 67th Street.

Some of the holiday monkeys are now up in windows of businesses and residences throughout the neighborhood.

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Businesses sponsor a monkey (or two or three or more) each year as a fun alternative to the usual holiday lights. About 200 monkeys will be placed at businesses. Another 100 monkeys were auctioned off to individuals to help raise funds for the Greenwood Relief Fund after the March 9 gas explosion and the Greenwood Senior Center.

For more information on PNA Business Group holiday events, see the MonkeyWood.org website.

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Ballard Preschool Co-op ‘s Gently Used Kid’s Gear Sale is Sept. 24

September 7th, 2016 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Co-op‘s Gently Used Kid’s Gear Sale is Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Community Hall in the Brick Building. You can find deals on gently used clothes (from newborn through size 8), shoes, toys and gear, including pack and plays, cribs, car seats, strollers and maternity wear.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a line typically forming before 9 a.m. Bring your own shopping bags. Strollers must be parked at the door.

A portion of the proceeds supports the Ballard Preschool Co-op, which is located at 7503 18th Ave NW, and is a program of the PNA.

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More than 100 registered yard sales at Saturday’s Garage Sale Day

May 19th, 2016 by Doree

Saturday is the huge PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day, where about a hundred houses in our neighborhood will be hosting garage/yard sales. It’s sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, which has put together a map of all registered sales (the map is not online yet, but will be up before Saturday morning).

Plus there’s a special flea market and tool sale at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.; you can recycle electronics with InterConnection; you can shred up to four boxes of paper with Seadrunar Recycling’s shredding truck from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; AND you can swap plants, pots and tools, or pick up some new plants for free. Plus Master Gardeners and Composters will be on hand to answer your questions.

At the end of the day, bring anything leftover to the PNA to donate to Goodwill or Salaam Cultural Museum, a Fremont-based nonprofit organization providing aid and supplies to Syrian refugees.

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Magic show refugee fundraiser this afternoon at PNA

December 22nd, 2015 by Doree

Just a reminder that magician Evan Reynolds is hosting a family-friendly Refugee Fundraiser Show at 3 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. His special guest is Luz from Duo Finelli, who just returned from working at a Syrian refugee camp in Greece as part of Clowns Without Borders.

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Anyone who donates to the International Rescue Committee can attend (there’s no minimum donation amount; just tell them at the door that you donated or show your donation receipt). All proceeds go to the IRC (performers are donating their time and the PNA has donated the space).

Reserve your free tickets here.

You can find updated information on the event’s Facebook page.

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PNA Home Fair exhibitor applications now available

November 18th, 2015 by Doree

Exhibitor applications are now available for the PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair on Jan. 31.

Unlike bigger home shows, the PNA Home Fair features local businesses in a neighborhood setting that brings our exhibitors back year after year. Our attendees want to hire local businesses and value the one-on-one conversations possible at an event with 80-90 exhibitors. Our exhibitors and presenters include general and specialty contractors, architects, suppliers, designers, landscape professionals, non-profit groups, and permitting agencies. Exhibitors will leave the fair with new contacts and homeowners will have the information they need to move forward on their home improvement projects.

This year’s theme is Smaller Living, Larger Life –incorporating a wide range of ideas including living in a smaller footprint, decluttering and simplifying, expanding outdoor living space, or shifting part of the home into income generating or multi-generational space for family.

Apply online by December 1st at: http://phinneycenter.org/forms/homefair/

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PEPS groups starting in fall in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood

August 13th, 2015 by Doree

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) groups are starting again in the fall at two locations in Phinney Ridge and one in Greenwood. (Newborn Groups are available for registration at any time.)

Second Time Around runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 8-Nov. 17, 11 am – 12:30 pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.; and from 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 9-Nov. at Illumination Learning Studio, 7720 Greenwood Ave. N.

Second Time Around is a PEPS Group that focuses on the newborn in a family that has one or more older children. One parent attends with the newborn 0-4 months old. Group participants meet, share and learn in facilitated sessions with a trained leader. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Meetings also include break time for informal socializing and connecting with other parents. The program fee for Second Time Around is $155 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/second-time-around.

Baby Peppers meets from 12-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2-Nov. 11; and from 12-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 23-Dec. 10, both at the Phinney Center.

Baby Peppers is a PEPS group for one parent and their older baby, ages 5-12 months. Group participants meet, share and learn in facilitated sessions with a trained leader. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Meetings also include break time for informal socializing and connecting with other parents. The program fee for Baby Peppers is $155 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/baby-peppers

Little Peppers will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 29-Dec. 8, at All That Dance, 320 N. 85th St.

Little Peppers is designed for families with two children ages 3 and under. Group participants meet, share and learn in sessions led by a professional facilitator, who is assisted by a trained Wondersitter childcare provider. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Babies and children remain in the room with their parents for the entire meeting – which makes for quite a busy and exciting time! The program fee for Little Peppers is $200 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/little%20peppers.

Expectant parents can learn more about PEPS at drop-in While You’re Waiting sessions at the Phinney Center at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 and Oct. 14.

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Women’s World Cup live on the big screen at Phinney Center

June 10th, 2015 by Doree

Once again the Phinney Neighborhood Association is showing select live games of the World Cup on a huge screen. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help pay for the 14-by-8-foot screen and projector. Suggested donations are $3 per game for adults, $2 per game for children under 18, and $10 per game for families of four or more. Entry is first come, first seated.

Games are shown in Community Hall in the Brick Building, on North 67th Street and Dayton Avenue North; enter through the PNA’s lower parking lot.

The following games will be shown:

  • June 16, 5 p.m. – USA vs. Nigeria
  • June 30, 4 p.m. – Semi-final
  • July 1, 4 p.m. – Semi-final
  • July 4, 1 p.m. – Third-place match
  • July 5, 4 p.m. – Final

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