Monday, August 22, 2011

Great Turnout For First Alzheimer Café

The first Alzheimer Café in Seattle made its debut on Tuesday, August 9. 30 guests filled one of the rooms at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café after hours and enjoyed an afternoon of conversation, community and of course some of Mae’s delicious desserts.

Modeled after a large movement in Europe and only one other established café in the US, the Alzheimer Café is a café for people with memory loss and their care partners providing an outlet for interaction, an opportunity to get out and socialize in a safe environment. No judgment, no expectation…just support, good food and fun!

This Alzheimer Café is created and run by the Greenwood Senior Center, a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. The Alzheimer Café will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5 pm and will be held at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café, 6412 Phinney Avenue N. No reservations are necessary and the only cost is your dessert and/or drink. There is neighborhood parking available including at the Phinney Neighborhood Center just north of the café at the corner of 67th and Phinney.

Thank you to Jeanne Barwick at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café, Faerland Terrace, Rosewood Courte for their support of the Alzheimer Café.

For further information call Carin Mack at 206.297.0875.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Phinney Phruit Phestival this Friday at the Phinney Farmers Market!

August 19 is the Phinney Phruit Phestival, celebrating the amazing boundy of local summer fruits from both Western and Eastern Washington! Berries, cherries, peaches and other sweet, ripe treats are some of the many reasons we love LOCAL farms.

Shoppers can taste and compare different varieties, watch a cooking demo featuring fruit pizzas (kids love 'em!), and learn about fruit cultivation from a local orchardist. A canning and preserving demo will show you how to make the most of summer's abundance. Giveaways include lots of unique recipes and FREE canning supplies for market shoppers (while they last), courtesy of the Ball Canning Company.

Alethea the Face Painter will be on hand to provide phruity phase embellishments for kids of all ages (donations welcome).

Learn about City Fruit's urban fruit harvest to benefit local non-profits. Do you have fruit to donate? Want to volunteer as a picker?

Stop by the PNA booth or main reception desk and pick up a colorful, sturdy canvas shopping bag for $15 (they're going fast) or take home a happy yellow farmers market t-shirt for only $10.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dara Solliday at the Phinney Center Gallery

Weight, Water Regrade: Encaustic Mixed Media Work by Dara Solliday

Opening Reception: Friday, August 12th 7:00-9:00 pm in the Phinney Center Gallery

Dara weaves architectural images into multi-layered and multi-visioned paintings. She reclaims and recycles by using recycled canvases, nails from the ReStore, and appropriated objects recovered from industrial building projects in her work. Come meet the artist and see her work this Friday.