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Locally Leavened Breads baked in Greenwood

May 14th, 2015 by Doree

Greg Moring has opened a wholesale bread making business called Locally Leavened Breads out of his Greenwood home.

He built his own wood-fired brick oven in his backyard, where he can bake about 60 loaves a day. He bakes whole wheat, white and rye every week, and rotates three specialty breads: Kalamata Olive, Rosemary and Walnut Raisin.

Moring has a Washington State Department of Agriculture food processor’s license. He tells us his bread is leavened with wild yeast or a sourdough leaven, which can allow many people with gluten sensitivities to enjoy his bread.

He’ll be selling out of local farmers markets this spring, and also has a “bread share” program, where customers can purchase shares for four or eight weeks, and receive a certain number of loaves every Wednesday afternoon.

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Greenwood Senior Center discusses how we want to die

May 13th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting a special screening of “Speaking of Dying” from 3-5 p.m. this Friday.

This film inspires and encourage you to talk to your friends, family, and medical providers about your own choices. It will help you believe that you can have a peaceful ending that will be a gift to yourself and your loved ones.

Senior Center social worker Carin Mack will lead a follow-up discussion from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. RSVP at 206-297-0875. The Greenwood Senior Center is 525 N. 85th St.

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‘Dance Your Cash Off’ to raise money for Bureau of Fearless Ideas literacy programs in Greenwood

May 13th, 2015 by Doree

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle) is hosting its annual Dance Your Cash Off fundraiser for its literacy and tutoring programs at 8414 Greenwood Ave. N.

The event is from 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Hale’s Ales Palladium in Fremont, with music by North City Rockers and DJs R-Pal and Lady Jane.

All participants who need a ride home after the fundraising event can get a free ride with Lyft (new Lyft users only).
There are prizes for the team and individual who raise the most money. And the first person or team to raise $1,000 will have that matched by an anonymous BFI board member.

All proceeds from the event help keep Bureau of Fearless Ideas programs free for all students.

Register for DYCO here.

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Woodland Park Zoo elephants arrive in Oklahoma City

May 13th, 2015 by Doree

Woodland Park Zoo’s elephants, Chai and Bamboo, have arrived at their new home in Oklahoma City, after being diverted to San Diego last month.

KING 5 had a crew on scene when the elephants’ caravan arrived about 3 a.m. at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

The elephants left Seattle after a years-long fight with animal activists over the elephants’ well being. Activists fought for the elephants to be moved to a sanctuary instead of another zoo. The elephants left for Oklahoma City hours after a judge gave the okay, but the caravan was diverted to San Diego due to severe weather.

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Strokes Paint and Sip Studio opening in Greenwood

May 13th, 2015 by Doree

Strokes Paint and Sip Studio will open at 8503 Greenwood Ave. N. on May 30.

Owner Elena Paudel, who has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in Fine Arts, tells me Strokes “is an art entertainment studio, for artists of all skill levels and ages.”

Each session ranges in price from $25-$45, which includes all the materials (easel, brushes, paint and an apron) and your first drink, as well as a feature painting created by Paudel that people replicate by following the instructor’s step-by-step instructions.

The studio will open its doors on May 30 for community members to drop by and check it out. The first class will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 4. Online registration is now open.

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May 19 teacher walkout – what to do with your kids

May 12th, 2015 by Doree

Seattle Public Schools’ teachers will stage a one-day walkout on Tuesday, May 19, to protest the state legislature’s current underfunding of public schools. That is leaving many working parents scrambling for what to do with their kids.

Coding with Kids, a Redmond-based academy teaching computer programming to elementary and middle school children, is offering a discounted day camp on May 19 at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Camp will run from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and is for ages 7-14. Cost is $89.

One day of coding fun! Tech-savvy instructors will guide small groups of campers as they unleash their creativity. Both beginners and experienced coders are welcome! (Students will be grouped by age and experience.)

Campers will receive personalized instruction and collaborate with new friends. Everybody will learn something new and build a game or two of their own. After camp, students will be able to share their work with family and friends and continue development through online access. (Programming environment: Scratch) The camp will include off-line activities and multiple breaks. Please, send snacks, lunch and water with your children.

Seattle Parks and Recreation will have free drop-in activities for students from kindergarten to 8th grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 21 community centers, including Ballard, Loyal Heights and Bitter Lake.

Due to space limitations, eligible students will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All students must have a completed registration form. Registration forms can be obtained at open community centers, at the community centers the day of the drop-in service, or printed from http://www.seattle.gov/parks/. To hold a spot at a center register in advance please go online at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp. A registration form still must be brought to the community center on the 19th.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council will staff these sites. Parents are asked to drop off eligible children by 9:00 a.m. Spaces for parents who have pre-registered will not be held past 9:00 a.m. Once signed in, children will only be released to the authorized contacts listed on the registration form (identification is required).

Parents are asked to send a sack lunch with their child. Snacks will be provided to all students, and lunch will be provided to those students who are unable to bring their own.

The drop-in activities will be available at the following community centers:

  • Alki, 5817 SW Stevens St.
  • Ballard, 6020 28th Ave. NW
  • Bitter Lake, 13035 Linden Ave. N.
  • Delridge, 4501 Delridge Way SW
  • Garfield, 2323 E Cherry St.
  • Hiawatha, 2700 California Ave. SW
  • High Point, 6920 34th Ave. SW
  • Jefferson, 3801 Beacon Ave. S.
  • Loyal Heights, 2101 NW 77th St.
  • Magnolia, 2550 34th Ave. W.
  • Magnuson, 7110 62nd Ave. NE
  • Meadowbrook, 10517 35th Ave. NE
  • Miller, 330 19th Ave. NE
  • Northgate, 10510 5th Ave. NE
  • Queen Anne, 1901 First Ave. W.
  • Rainier, 4600 38th Ave. S.
  • Rainier Beach, 8825 Rainier Ave. S.
  • Ravenna-Eckstein, 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE
  • South Park, 8319 8th Ave. S.
  • Van Asselt, 2820 S Myrtle St.
  • Yesler, 917 E Yesler Way

Parks’ Teen Centers will be open 2:30-8:00 p.m. in order to provide some daytime drop-in activities for teens. Geographically located Teen Centers are Meadowbrook, Garfield, and Southwest. See http://www.seattle.gov/parks/tlc/.

If you know of any other special childcare programs on May 19, please let us know below in Comments.

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‘Jeeves Intervenes’ opens at Taproot Theatre this weekend

May 12th, 2015 by Doree

Jeeves Intervenes” opens at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., this weekend, the sequel to last year’s very funny “Jeeves in Bloom.”

P.G. Wodehouse is back on the Taproot stage! Gertrude is eager to marry Bertie; Eustace is eager to marry Gertrude; and Aunt Agatha and Uncle Rupert are eager to see their nephews at the altar. While the scheming young men race to disaster the quick-witted Jeeves must devise their rescue. This delicious comedy is based on P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and the Hardboiled Egg.


David Roby and Chris Ensweiler in “Jeeves intervenes” at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

Recommended for ages 8 and up, “Jeeves Intervenes” opens this Friday (with low-cost previews on Wednesday and Thursday) and runs through June 13. (A pay-what-you-can performance is on May 20.) Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the box office from 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or by calling 206-781-9707.

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PNA hiring new Village Manager

May 12th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hiring a new manager for the PNA Village, an aging in community program that helps people stay in their homes and neighborhoods while staying active and engaged while they age.

The PNA Village encompasses three primary program areas, with services provided primarily by community volunteers and Village members:

Network of Helpers – help with small tasks and larger projects from neighborly volunteers. Examples of help might include yard maintenance, minor home repairs, transportation or shopping assistance, or help with pets. PNA Village members may also serve in a volunteer capacity, sharing their abilities with other Village members.

Information & Referrals – assistance in finding the resources to meet members’ changing needs, including a preferred vendor list, each vendor having been vetted by the PNA Village. Examples might include plumbers, electricians, painters, dog walkers, tech support or lawn mowing services.

Community Building Activities – programs and events to help Village members stay connected to their community while making new friends. Examples might include conversation groups, educational programs, information about issues of concern to members, or book and movie discussions.

The Village opened its doors three years ago and currently has 100 members, with more joining each month. The manager reports to the Director of Senior Programs, will supervise an AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator and join a deeply committed and spirited Advisory Board that are dedicated to building a strong community.

For a complete job description and benefits information, email hr@phinneycenter.org. Resumes due by 5 p.m. on May 27.

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The Olive & Grape hosting fundraiser for Nepal earthquake victims on Sunday

May 11th, 2015 by Doree

The Olive & Grape restaurant, at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a fundraiser buffet dinner from 4-8 p.m. this Sunday, May 17, to raise funds for earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. Proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders’ Nepal Rescue and Relief efforts.

Acclaimed traditional musician Amalia Rubin will share the music of Tibet and Nepal, while Seumas Gagné will perform harp music and songs of Gaelic Scotland. Admission to the buffet dinner is $15. There also will be raffles and a silent auction to raise more funds for relief efforts.

If you can donate items to the silent auction, contact Paola at 206-724-0272.

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