Thursday, October 29, 2009


Yes it's the senior center but this ain't your grandma's bingo.

The last Friday of the month, ten months out of the year, the Greenwood Senior Center hosts Bingo Karaoke. It's a hilarious evening that combines 10 games of bingo with several rounds of talented (and not so talented) karaoke performances on the side and attracts a crowd that ranges from young, hip, singles to seniors in their 80s.

Don't believe me? Check out this YouTube video from a recent Bingo Karaoke evening.

Tomorrow, Oct. 30, is their last of the year. Combine that with Halloween the next day (and an excuse to come in costume) and Bingo Karaoke has become THE place to be.

Just $10 gets you eight Bingo games - all with the chance to win $30. You can take your chances and buy additional cards for two special games that could add up to lots more winnings since winners split the pot with the "house." Beer, wine, chili, hot dogs, jalapeno poppers, popcorn and cookies are available for purchase for just a few more dollars.

The fun begins at 7 pm at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St. Parties of 8 or more are asked to reserve a table by calling (206) 297-0875.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GSC Casino Night

Vegas comes to Greenwood on Saturday, October 24. The Greenwood Senior Center will be transformed into the GSC GRAND for a night of casino entertainment. It's the GSC's largest fundraiser of the year so open your wallets to support this amazing program.

You can try your luck at Roulette, Black Jack, Craps, Caribbean Stud, and other Vegas-style games. All games are run by professional dealers. Tickets are $35 and will buy you $30,000 in casino chips which you can later exchange for raffle tickets. High roller tickets are also available for $100.

Of course, it wouldn't be Vegas without Elvis! The King himself will provide all-night entertainment.

Doors will open at 6pm and the evening will kick off with a silent auction. The GSC will serve delicious food, wine, and beer.

For more information check out the GSC Web site at

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Join the PNA Board of Directors!

The Phinney Neighborhood Association Board of Directors is currently recruiting new Board members for the upcoming year. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Lori Oliver, Vice President of the PNA Board, at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Music in the 'Hood

Looking for something to do in the 'hood Saturday nights? The Seattle Folklore Society hosts weekly folk concerts featuring musicians from around the country – right here at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

This Saturday, Oct. 17, a Vermont-based group, Woods Tea Co., will perform at 7:30 p.m. The SFS website notes that the group performs "bluegrass, Celtic tunes, sea chanties and folk songs with ease and skill." They draw "on a wide variety of musical experience and expression, employing as many as a dozen different instruments from banjos, bouzoukis, and bodhrans, to guitars and tin whistles."

(According to Wikipedia, a bouzouki is a stringed instrument with a pear-shaped body and a very long neck and a bodhran is an Irish frame drum.)

Upcoming concerts will feature Tret Fure, Dunava, Mary Flower and The Canotes. Ticket prices range from $14 – 17 and can be reserved online.

An out of the neighborhood note: next month, SFS will host a concert with the beloved Northwest duo Reilly and Maloney at the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook.

Look for more information at the SFS website.

For those people looking for dancing with their music, SFS and the Emerald City Contra dancers host weekly contra dances in Friday nights at the Phinney Center. For more information, check the Emerald City Contra website.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

PNA seeks new Volunteer Coordinator

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is seeking an experienced Volunteer Coordinator. The VC recruits and manages volunteers to support PNA programs and collaborates with community partners to increase volunteerism. In 2008 over 1,000 volunteers gave nearly 27,000 hours to the PNA. The position is for 15 hours/week beginning in January 2010, with up to 30 hours of transition between mid-November and mid-December. Visit for a full job description. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to by October 30.