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/
Tags: Home Design & Remodel Fair, Phinney Center, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
November 12th, 2015 by Doree
The 6th annual Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest is from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Admission is free.
Come meet some of your favorite local authors, who will sign their books, which you can purchase there from Secret Garden’s boutique bookstore. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle) and the PNA.
Six of the authors will read from their books, and several will perform music as The Rejections and the Trailing Spouses. The authors are even bringing home-baked goods for patrons to nibble on.
The 27 authors are: Daniel James Brown, Garth Stein, Elizabeth George, Nancy Horan, Kevin O’Brien, Jim Lynch, Lynn Brunnell, Deb Caletti, Boyd Morrison, Megan Chance, Sean Beaudoin, Bridget Foley, Stephanie Kallos, Peter Mountford, Tara Austen Weaver, Thor Hanson, Lyanada Lynn Haupt, Dori Hillestad Butler, Waverly Fitzgerald, William Deietrich, Bharti Kirchner, Clare Meeker, David Laskin, Donna Miscolta, David Lasky, Ed Skoog, and David Williams. Authors Laurie Frankel, Erica Bauermeister and Jennie Shortridge will also be there, running the show.
Reading & performance schedule:
- 3 p.m.: Music by The Rejections and the Trailing Spouses
- 3:30 p.m.: Lynn Brunelle
- 3:45 p.m.: Thor Hanson
- 4 p.m.: Dori Hillestad Butler
- 4:15 p.m.: David Williams
- 4:30 p.m.: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
- 4:45 p.m.: Bharti Kirchner
Also, they’ll be collecting gently-used books for pocket library programs. If you bring three or more books, you’ll get a reusable Seattle7Writers bag.
Tags: authors, books, Holiday Bookfest, holidays, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Seattle7Writers
November 4th, 2015 by Doree
The theme of the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Beer Taste is “Beer Wars: The Wort Awakens.” The Beer Taste is from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building.
Cost is $25 for PNA members, $35 general public. That includes 10 tastes from any of 30 NW breweries, pub style snacks and a silent auction of beer stuff. Designated drivers pay $10 and get all the soda and snacks they want. You can buy tickets online.
Special preview tasting tickets are available for an additional $25. Start tasting early, at 6:15 p.m., eat complimentary sliders and coleslaw, and receive a commemorative tasting glass.
See the Beer Taste webpage for a complete list of all participating breweries and which brew they’re bringing.
Tags: beer, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, PNA Beer Taste
October 12th, 2015 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a Lead Teacher and a part-time, on-call Associate Teacher for its Whittier Kids program at Whittier Elementary School in Ballard.
The Whittier Kids Associate Teacher position is a part time on-call position responsible for coordinating with the Whittier Kids teaching staff in education and general supervision of children enrolled in Whittier Kids. This program serves children from preschool through fifth grade in five separate classrooms at Whittier Elementary in Ballard. Some shifts are scheduled in advance to cover for planned absences and some shifts are emergent as daily needs reveal themselves.
The on-call teacher may be called upon to work a variety of shifts between the hours of 6:45am – 6:00pm in preschool (3-5 year olds), K-1 st , 2 nd – 3 rd , or 4 th – 5 th grade classrooms. Top candidates will have experience with a range of age groups and have a relatively flexible schedule.
Compensation $15.00/ hr, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a part time, on-call, hourly position and is not eligible for benefits.
You can see the full job description here.
The Whittier Kids Lead Teacher position is responsible for coordinating with the Assistant Director of Programming on curriculum and classroom management at Whittier Kids Afterschool Program. This position also plays an important role in mentoring and collaborating with associate teachers and classroom parents and does two hours a week of tutoring at Whittier Elementary.
This is a 22 hour per week Monday through Friday position paying $16-$17/hour DOE. Benefits include: health insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; long‐term disability insurance; self-paid Aflac products; self-paid ORCA pass; a flexible spending account; three weeks personal time off the first year, increasing annually; and paid holidays.
You can see the full job description here.
Tags: Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Whittier Elementary School, Whittier Kids
October 5th, 2015 by Doree
Our neighborhood’s annual Pig Out to Root Out Hunger is all day on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Just eat at any of the participating businesses, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program.
Start with coffee, then lunch, dinner, treats and drinks. Participating businesses will have colorful whirligig signs out front. You can also make a direct donation to the Hot Meal Program by sending a check to the Phinney Center at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103.
- 74th Street Ale House, 7401 Greenwood Ave. N.
- A La Mode Pies, 5821 Phinney Ave. N.
- Bill’s On Greenwood, 8560 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Bluebird Microcreamery, 7400 Greenwood Ave. N.
- El Chupacabra, 6711 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Fresh Flours, 6015 Phinney Ave. N.
- Gainsbourg, 8550 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Georgia’s Greek Restaurant, 323 NW 85th St.
- Kouzina Greek Restaurant, 8403 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Martino’s, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Nutty Squirrel Gelato, 7212 Greenwood Ave. N.
- The Olive and Grape, 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Pete’s Egg Nest, 7717 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Phinney Market, 5918 Phinney Ave. N.
- Prost!, 7311 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Razzis Pizzeria, 8523 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Red Mill Burgers, 312 N. 67th St.
- Ridge Pizza, 7217 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Stumbling Goat Bistro, 6722 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Tangerine Thai, 5914 Phinney Ave. N.
- Thaiku, 6705 Greenwood Ave. N.
- The Wing Dome, 7818 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Yanni’s Greek Restaurant, 7419 Greenwood Ave. N.
- The Yard Cafe, 8313 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Zeeks Pizza, 6000 Phinney Ave. N.
Tags: fundraising, Hot Meal Program, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Pig Out, PNA
September 30th, 2015 by Doree
Just a reminder that tonight is the live televised debate between Seattle City Council District 6 candidates Mike O’Brien and Catherine Weatbrook at 8 p.m. at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building in Community Hall. (This is a time change of 30 minutes later than previously scheduled.)
It is co-hosted by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, Town Hall and Seattle Channel, and broadcast live on the Seattle Channel.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Because it is being televised live, audience members are asked to take their seats by 7:55. No late seating. Registration is required for the free debate, but is already filled. However, there will be a standby line at the door.
Seattle Channel is on channel 21 on Comcast and Wave or watch it live online.
Tags: Catherine Weatbrook, Mike O'Brien, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, politics, Seattle Channel, Seattle City Council District 6, town hall
September 23rd, 2015 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is introducing a “Difficult Conversations Series,” a free three-part series
discussing the social construction of race. Attendees will start of by viewing California Newsreel’s documentary,
“Race: The Power of an Illusion.”
The series is from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and Nov. 18. You can register for the free series here.
It’s often hard to talk about race, especially when you’re an individual who identifies as white.
Race is an idea individually experienced in various ways, the construction of this idea has shaped U.S. history and continues to have major consequences for many Americans today.
Watch a screening of Race: The Power of an Illusion, followed by a discussion of current events, the social construction of race, and a brief history of race relations in Seattle. Come explore your own thoughts and experiences on this difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable topic.
This is a 3-part class, laying the foundation for a discussion on how race, including “whiteness” is an idea, a social construct, but with real consequences.
Each class will focus on one facet of race: the science, history, and social context of race as an idea.
Wednesday, 9/30, 7-8:30 pm: The Difference Between Us examines our genetic and scientific assumptions about race. How different are we, and how have those differences shaped our beliefs?
Wednesday, 10/14, 7-8:30 pm: The Story We Tell dives into the roots of our conceptualization of race. What makes race in America different from other countries, and how did this idea shape the modern world?
Wednesday, 11/18, 7-8:30 pm: The House We Live In explores how our assumptions about race formed systems and policies creating inequalities in our society today. With the election of our first black President, can we say we are living in a post-racial society, or are there systems in place ensuring the privilege of some at the expense of others?
Phinney Books and the PNA are putting together a related-reading list for the discussions. Most of those books will be available at the bookstore, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N.
The Difficult Conversations Series will resume in January with more workshops on what we all can do about racial equality.
Tags: Difficult Conversations, Phinney Books, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, race, racial equality
September 22nd, 2015 by Doree
The King County Seed Lending Library is hosting what it calls a “seed homecoming” during this Friday’s final Phinney Farmers Market of the season.
Do you save seeds from your favorite vegetables? Many gardeners do, so they can grow them again the next year. Seed-saving also gives you a more locally acclimated version of your plant, which could produce better or come ripe earlier.
If you’re saving seeds this year, how about sharing some with the King County Seed Lending Library? The library will be hosting a “Seed Homecoming” on Friday, Sept. 25, 4-7 p.m., at the Phinney Farmers Market at the PNA.
At the event, librarians will accept fresh homegrown seeds from vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. All donations should be labeled with the variety.
Library volunteers will demonstrate how to save and winnow seeds, and will show the results of germination testing that is being done on some of the library’s holdings. The library is hosted by the Phinney Neighborhood Association in its Tool Lending Library, and is free and accessible during tool library hours.
If you want to try saving seeds but are unsure how to do it, visit the library’s website, www.kingcoseed.org, for instructions and links.
Tags: gardening, King County Seed Lending Library, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, seeds
September 22nd, 2015 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association, Town Hall and Seattle Channel are hosting a live televised debate for Seattle City Council District 6 candidates Mike O’Brien and Catherine Weatbrook at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building in Community Hall.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Because it is being televised live, audience members are asked to take their seats by 7:25. No late seating. Registration is required for the free debate.
Debate moderators include: Lead moderator Ted Inkley, Phinney Ridge Community Council Board; community moderator Mike Stewart, Executive Director of Ballard Chamber of Commerce; community moderator Carolyn Law, Artist and Public Arts Consultant; and Q&A moderator Edward Wolcher, Town Hall Community Programs Curator.
You can email questions for the candidates to email@example.com or tweet it using #seacouncil
(be sure to specify you’re writing about District 6). Your question may be asked during the debate.
The general election is Nov. 3.
You can watch the live debate on the Seattle Channel.
Tags: Catherine Weatbrook, Mike O'Brien, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, politics, Seattle Channel, Seattle City Council, town hall