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Neighborhood news roundup: beer, cooking, tutoring, trees and festivals

September 6th, 2012 · Comments

Here’s a roundup of all kinds of news happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge

The Greenwood Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to cook lunch for about 20 seniors on Mondays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24. Lunch consists of a salad, an entree, veggie side and starch, and dessert (they already have plenty of dessert on-hand), and the menu needs to be budget-friendly. The ideal volunteer must also be a team-player, have a food-handler’s permit and pass a background check. Contact LeAnne for more details or to volunteer! 206-297-0875 or leannec@phinneycenter.org.

826 Seattle’s first day of after-school tutoring is on Monday, Sept. 10. Students ages 6-18 can receive free one-on-one help from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There’s an open house tonight (Thursday) from 6-7:30 p.m. at 8414 Greenwood Ave. N. to learn more and to register, or you can register online. High school-only tutoring also will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The old Department of Motor Vehicle Licensing at 320 N. 85th St. will soon be the third location of All That Dance. According to their website, the Greenwood school opens on Monday, and will offer classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Irish, as well as Parent and Tot.

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., is now selling kegs of beer.

Over the next few months you’ll start seeing a few Naked City tap handles popping up at friendly brewpubs around Seattle, Greater Puget Sound, and beyond. Our new shiny Premier Stainless fermenter tanks are filled to the brim with some delicious ales, and Head Brewer Don has the pub up to six Naked City taps again. (G)ive us a shout at 206.838.6299.

The Trees for Neighborhoods program still has a few trees available.

The City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program, a project of Seattle reLeaf, is up and running! Seattle residents are still eligible for up to four free trees but trees are going fast and some species have waiting lists. We want to highlight a few of the beautiful trees that need a good home and want to be a part of the Phinneywood community.

The Fernleaf Beech – The Romans believed carrying around a piece of beech wood could bring good luck. Let the fernleaf beech bring good fortune to your yard with its whimsically shaped leaves that turn an enchanting gold, lighting up the neighborhood.

The Western Red Cedar – Lewis and Clark thought that western red cedars were amazing enough to be called the “trees of life” – arbor vitae. Plant one in your backyard and you’ll be on your way to helping our cities be full of life.

The Frontier Elm – While most elms turn yellow in autumn, ‘Frontier’ is a trail blazer with striking burgundy-red foliage. This unique cultivar of Chinese and European elms can be an exciting addition to your backyard!
The Japanese Cedar – Despite its name the Japanese cedar is not a true cedar. Instead this bluish needled tree is a member of the cypress family. An evergreen with true year-round interest! Grey-green needles take on a bronze color in winter with stunning red toned bark.

Plant any one of these handsome trees in your yard for free as part of the Trees for Neighborhoods program. Applications here: http://www.seattle.gov/trees/treesforneighborhoods.htm.

The King County Fire Marshal has extended the county-wide burn ban because of continued dry weather. You can still have a small recreational fire in an established fire pit at a campground or on your own property, but it can’t be larger than three feet across.

The city’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is giving away funding for neighborhood festivals and events. Recipients can receive $1,200. An information session is on Sept. 24, and the application deadline is Oct. 24.

The funding program helps Seattle’s neighborhood art councils and community-based groups produce annual festivals and events that enhance the visibility of neighborhoods, promote cultural participation, celebrate diversity and build community through arts and culture. A 2010 National Endowment for the Arts study showed that the accessibility and community strengthening aspect of these types of events make them particularly valuable.

Neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups may seek support for a recurring festival or event that has been in existence for at least one year, has a significant arts and cultural component, is open to the public and takes place in Seattle. Applicants are not required to have 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status.

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