December 4th, 2013 by Doree
The 33rd annual PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. There will be constant live entertainment by hundreds of musicians and dancers, 115 artists and craft vendors, lunch food and treats for sale. Check out the full entertainment schedule here.
Admission is $2 for PNA members, $4 general, children 12 and under are free. Please also bring a can of food to donate to the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank.
While you’re there, consider picking up a tag from the Giving Tree to help local children and families in need. The PNA is sponsoring two more Giving Trees, at the Greenwood Senior Center (525 N. 85th St.) and Umpqua Bank (7120 Greenwood Ave. N).
(PhinneyWood is a sponsor of the Winter Festival.)
Tags: Christmas, giving tree, holidays, Phinney Center, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Winter Festival
December 4th, 2013 by Doree
The Seattle Santa will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Association on Thursday afternoon posing for free pictures and asking for donations to help the homeless and local food banks.
Pictures are from 4-6:30 p.m. at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 5. Bring your own camera/phone. It’s free, but please consider making a donation to help local food banks and homeless causes that The Seattle Santa and Mrs. Claus support.
Santa (actually a Greenwood resident named Dan) and Mrs. Claus will be handing out candy canes too. Check out details and pictures from past The Seattle Santa events here.
Tags: Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Santa, The Seattle Santa
November 5th, 2013 by Doree
The election may be over, but “Beer for Mayor” is still in the running for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Beer Taste from 7-10 p.m. Saturday.
Sample more than 50 beers and hard ciders, including Fremont Bonfire Winter Ale, Naked City Wild Cherry Barrel Aged Sour, Lantern Blanche Canneberge, Maritime Pacific Dead Wreakening IPA, and NW Peaks Snowfield Ale, to name just a few.
Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for designated drivers. The special $60 preview tasting at 6:15 p.m. includes a commemorative glass, sliders, slaw, a $25 tax-deductible donation and no crowds. Your ticket gets you 10 tastes and pub snacks, plus there’s a silent auction of beer paraphernalia. Tickets available online, along with a complete list of all microbrewies pouring that night.
Tags: beer taste, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
October 2nd, 2013 by Doree
The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is next Wednesday, Oct. 9, where you’re encouraged to eat out early and often all day long to help raise money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program.
The program feeds 150-200 meals three days a week to those in need. The program receives grants from the city and donated food and lots of volunteer help, but it’s not enough. That’s where the Pig Out comes in. Thirty neighborhood restaurants, coffee shops and pubs will donate a portion of their sales that day to the Hot Meal Program. So you can have coffee and a pastry in the morning, take your colleagues out to lunch, and then go out for dinner with the family or drinks in the evening and it all counts.
Last year’s Pig Out raised more than $5,000.
- 74th Street Ale House
- The Angry Beaver
- A la Mode Pies
- Baranof Restaurant
- Barking Dog Ale House
- Blue Glass
- Blue Bird Ice Cream
- Diggity Dog
- Fresh Flours
- In the Red Wine Bar
- Kalbi Grill Express
- Makeda Coffee
- The Olive and Grape
- Oliver’s Twist
- The Park Pub
- Red Mill Burgers
- Ridge Neighborhood Pizza
- Razzi’s Pizza
- Santa Fe Café
- Tangerine Thai
- Teachers Lounge
- Tim’s Tavern
- Stumbling Goat
Metropolis is donating balloons to mark all participating restaurants that day.
If you can’t eat out that day but want to make a direct donation, please send a check to: PNA, Hot Meal Program, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.
Tags: Phabulous Phinneywood Pig Out, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
July 15th, 2013 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Summer Beer Taste is back this Saturday with the motto “Big Beertha – No Boring Beers.” (It’s a take-off on the huge tunneling machine for the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which has been nicknamed Bertha.)
Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $30 for non-members. For that you’ll get 10 tastes from your choice of 20 breweries, plus brats from Barking Dog Alehouse, Ridge Pizza and pub snacks. Music provided by Sidesaddle Cowboy. Check out the website for the list of all breweries participating.
The Summer Beer Taste is from 4-7 p.m. in the lower parking lot at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Tags: beer, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Summer Beer Taste
June 11th, 2013 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a skilled craftsperson to assist with occasional projects and renovations.
We do many small renovation and repair projects in-house. We build walls, drywall (mud, tape and paint), install cabinetry and trim, hang doors and mount hardware, do minor plumbing and electrical, tiling, build signs and glazing. We do exterior and interior painting and wood restoration.
We have several part-time and on-call staff who share this workload. This would be a flexible, on-call, position, ideal for someone who enjoys this type of work, has high standards, and likes to see a project from inception to completion. We emphasize quality over production.
To receive the job announcement with more information, email email@example.com To apply for the position, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21 at 5 pm.
Tags: Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
June 4th, 2013 by Doree
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, will lead a conversation about human trafficking from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The free discussion is called “Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads.”
The conversation will be led by State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and offers historical, cultural, socioeconomic and public-policy perspectives on human trafficking. The event will explore complex questions related to the ethics and policy around this issue, past and present. It will address misconceptions about human trafficking, confronting the fact that human trafficking is a billion-dollar, global industry. Its focus will be primarily on sex trafficking and how and why it happens in this area. Historical accounts, films and current events will be used to provide context. Finally, the event will examine what is being done to intervene and prevent human trafficking, including new laws, innovative law enforcement approaches and actions being taken by human-rights groups.
Tags: human trafficking, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles
May 22nd, 2013 by Doree
Play-Well TEKnologies is holding LEGO engineering camps in June at the Phinney Neighborhood Association for boys and girls.
Children ages 5-6 can take part in a Jedi Engineering camp.
Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.
Girls ages 7-10 can have their own camp called Engineering FUNdamentals for Girls.
Taught by women engineers and scientists, this course will provide a supportive environment for girls to apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, motorized cars, skyscrapers and amusement parks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in an interactive environment. Curriculum created for LEGO lovers and newbies alike!
Both camps are June 24-28. Jedi camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the girls-only camp is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuition for the week is $170.
Tags: engineering, LEGO, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Play-Well TEKnologies, PNA, summer camp
May 9th, 2013 by Doree
Last Saturday night was “Derby Day” at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, as its annual auction raised more than $105,000 for its programs, including $22,000 for the PNA Hot Meal Program and Greenwood Senior Center during the Raise the Paddle portion of the live auction.
Bow ties and big hats were everywhere.
Amelia Serafin (dressed as a jockey) and her mother, Laurie (wearing a gorgeous hat with a long peacock feather that required a decent amount of clearance from passersby), sold raffle tickets for the Case ‘O Cash ($1,000).
The Case ‘O Cash was won by Jack Herndon (dressed as a horse), who immediately donated it back to the PNA. (Below is Jack and Bill Fenimore, the PNA’s Director of Facilities.)
Once again, the Defenders of Greenwood donated dinner for four at Station 21, which sparked a frenzy of bidding.
Tags: auction, fundraising, Phinney Center, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
April 17th, 2013 by Doree
The Phinney Center Gallery is calling for artists to submit their work for the Northwest Fine Arts Competition. Selected artists will have their work shown in the gallery, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., on the second floor, from October through November 2013, and the winning artist will receive a $200 award and a solo show in the gallery in 2014.
Jurors include Jason Huff with the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Jonathan Wood with Abmeyer & Wood Fine Art.
For more information or to download the application, see the Phinney Center Gallery website.
Photo courtesy of the Phinney Neighborhood Association.
Tags: art, artists, Northwest Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Center Gallery, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
March 20th, 2013 by Doree
The newest sculpture in the Heart of Phinney Park on the corner of North 67th Street and Phinney Avenue North (in front of Francine Seders Gallery) is called “Marking Place.” It is the third in a series of collaborative works by Susan Gans and David Traylor “to explore ideas that refer to landscape and place.” Guest artists Clint Ceder and Yun Hong Chang were part of the project team.
“Marking Place” will be up through May.
Tags: art, artwork, Heart of Phinney Park, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
March 18th, 2013 by Doree
Nurturing Pathways, a creative dance program for babies and toddlers, is ready for its spring classes at the Phinney Neighborhood Association.
Nurturing Pathways classes help infants and young children develop motor, language, social and emotional pathways. Spring classes run April 9 through June 15.
You can check out class times and register online.
Tags: Nurturing Pathways, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA