Monday, January 31, 2011

Open House at the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op

The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op is hosting an open house on Sunday, February 13 from 1:00 to 3:00pm for the 2011-2012 Pre-K class.  Interested families can meet teacher Sally Watkins, tour the Dragon Room, and learn more about the PNPC.

The Open House will be held in the Pre-K classroom (called the "Dragon Room") on the lower level of the PNA Brick Building.  Children are welcome.  For more information, email

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

5 @ 10 Opening Reception

Easelstan Studios has been a busy hub of art-making for ten years. To celebrate, the five most recent Easelstan artists will put on an art show at the Phinney Center Gallery. The show will be up February 2-25.

The opening reception will be held February 11th from 7:00-9:00 pm. We hope that you can join us.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mini-B Tour Schedule

Since a great article in the Seattle Times, we’ve received lots of requests to see the Mini-B, and we have to clean the windows regularly because so many people are trying to take a peak. If you missed the event on Saturday (what an event! Over 200 people came), here’s your next chances to get inside.

1/22: PNA Annual Meeting: Members Only! Come see the Mini-B after the pancake breakfast and annual meeting.
1/25: Public Tour 4pm
1/30: Home Design and Remodel Fair: Open 10am-4pm. Architect Joe Giampietro will present on Passive House Design.
2/1: Public Tour 1pm
2/8: Public Tour 4pm
2/13: Open House
2/22: Public Tour 1pm
2/27: Open House
3/13: Open House
3/27: Open House
4/10: Open House
5/1: Open House
5/15: Open House

*Open Houses: Visit the house anytime between 1pm-4pm to see the house and talk with a Passive House expert.
*Public Tours: Check-in at reception in the Blue Building at the time of the tour.

If you know a student or professional group that would like a private tour, please contact:
Jill Eikenhorst

Find Out More Online
Mini-B Passive House
Passive House Institute US
Passive House Northwest
International Passive House Institute
Passive House Projects

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mid-Winter Break Drama Camps at Seattle Public Theater

Seattle Public Theater at the Greenlake Bathhouse offers full and half-day drama camps for grades K-12 over Mid-Winter Break, February 22-25. Clowning, Shakespeare, Creative Drama, and more - including an exciting partnership with the Seattle Opera!
All experience levels welcome; financial aid available. Visit <> or call (206) 523-1370 for more information.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cultural Movie Events at the PNA

Movie Screening and Discussion: “The House We Live In” of the PBS series "Race: The Power of an Illusion."

Sunday, February 27, 2011
3-5pm (film screening from 3-4pm + facilitated discussion from 4-5pm)
Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 7 (6532 Phinney Ave N)

In honor of Black History Month, the PNA will host a screening of “The House We Live In,” an episode from the PBS documentary series "Race: The Power of an Illusion." The one hour film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

This will be the first in a series of monthly movie events between now and the end of June, hosted by the Cultural Engagement Workgroup at the PNA. The film series will explore society’s social institutions and how systems and behaviors perpetuate and reinforce discriminatory practices and inequities. Through screenings and facilitated discussions, the PNA intends to build a comfortable community space for education and thought – initiating conversations about important social topics. Members are encouraged to join us on that journey.

This series of films and discussions is also timely in view of the soon to be released 2010 Census data, which will further illustrate that the USA is becoming increasingly diverse. In the past, Census projections have stated that by the year 2050, there will be no minorities or majority race in the United States.

“One of the PNA's goals is to engage the community in meaningful conversations that build bridges of understanding and appreciation of differences,” says Executive Director, Lee Harper. “This movie series also gives all of us the opportunity to explore our feelings and perceptions about race, culture and social justice issues.”

In the fall of 2010, the PNA formed a staff-led workgroup called the Cultural Engagement Workgroup (CEW), with the goals of developing a long-term cultural engagement strategy here at the PNA. Members are encouraged to participate in CEW programs with the goal of increasing awareness and appreciation of similarities and differences in our community, which, in turn, will enable neighbors and staff to develop ways to work toward increasing equity and racial and social justice.

More information about the film can be found at For more information about the screening, contact Executive Director, Lee Harper, at or 206-783-2244, or call Marketing Director, Alex Eckardt, at or 206-783-2244.