Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Despite strong advocacy efforts, we were caught up in issues beyond our control. The Capital Budget only includes $1.2 million for Heritage Projects, enough to fund the first nine of 29 proposed projects.
Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators in support of PNA's project -- we had a lot of positive responses and support from our elected officials! While this news creates a challenge for the Capital Campaign, we are determined to continue moving forward and confident that our community will rise to this challenge.
If you'd like to contribute to the Capital Campaign, click here or contact Ann Bowden at email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A detailed description of the group lessons (and everything else) can be found here: http://www.michaeledwardsart.com/page12810.htm
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
If there’s one thing we have in Seattle, it’s rain. And lots of it. According to the National Weather Service (http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=sew) we have had 21.4 inches of rain so far in 2011 (higher than the annual average from January-May, which is 17.43 inches). While we might appreciate that rain keeps our city’s plants and trees green and beautiful, most of us simply let the rain run down our gutters and into the street without giving it a second thought. Did you know that there is a way to capture that rain and use it to flush toilets, even do laundry? Could doing so result in lower water bills? An improved environment? Well, the PNA is offering an exciting, informative class to answer these questions, and many more.
On June 8th from 7-9pm join Michael Broili at the PNA as he leads the Rainwater Harvesting, Catchment & Management course. This course will offer in-depth discussion about rainwater harvesting systems, design and management strategies. Mike will discuss rainwater harvesting systems for flushing toilets and doing your laundry. The class includes a tour of the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s rainwater catchment system, used for flushing toilets. This course costs only $20 for PNA members, and $25 for the public. So call the PNA at 206.783.2244 to register, and don’t let the full benefits of another rainy day slip through your fingers!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
“In Sickness and in Wealth” of Unnatural Causes, documentary film exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health
Sunday, June 5, 2011
3:00 – 5:00pm: film screening 3 – 4pm + facilitated discussion 4 – 5pm
At the Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle 98103
(In the Brick Building’s Community Hall)
Latest screening of the Cultural Engagement Film Series
Hosted by the Phinney Neighborhood Association
The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) will host a screening of the first episode “In Sickness and in Wealth” of the documentary film Unnatural Causes on Sunday, June 5, from 3 pm – 5:00 pm, in Community Hall in the Brick Building at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle, 98103. 206-783-2244. Approximately one hour long, the film will be followed by a facilitated discussion. For more information about the Cultural Engagement Film Series, please visit the PNA’s Cultural Engagement webpage by clicking HERE. RSVP to Katie Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE for more information.
The PBS documentary series Unnatural Causes investigates the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health. The series uncovers startling new findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work can actually get under our skin and disrupt our physiology as much as germs and viruses.
“In Sickness and in Wealth,” the hour-long opening episode, paints the big picture. Set in Louisville, Kentucky, it is a story about health, but it's not about doctors or drugs. It's about why some of us get sicker more often and die sooner in the first place. What are the connections between healthy bodies and healthy bank accounts and skin color? How do social policies and the way we organize work and society affect health? Solutions, the show suggests, lie not in more pills but in more equality. "In Sickness and In Wealth" sets out the series' main themes: that health and longevity are correlated with socio-economic status, that people of color face an additional health burden, and that our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice.
Cultural Engagement Film Series
The Cultural Engagement Film Series presents screenings and discussions with a focus on racial and social justice issues. The film series explores society’s social institutions and how systems and behavior 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 – provoking conversations about important social topics.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In case you haven't already heard, the market is moving up the hill to our upper parking lot, much closer to Phinney Avenue. We're also welcoming dogs (and their well-behaved owners) back to the market for the 2011 season. Thanks, as always, to the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, our partners in bringing you this great community event all summer long. Check out this link for an interesting article about the affordability of farmers market produce and plan to have a pocket of cash on opening day!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Registration is now open for new enrollments at our Phinney Ridge Kids! location, based at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Spaces are filling up quickly! For more information, please visit our website or call us at 206-783-0851.
Registration is now open for new enrollment and spaces are filling up quickly. For more information, please visit our website www.phinneycenter.org/pnakids or call us at 206-783-0851.
PNA Kids! Summer Safari 2011 Weekly Themes:
June 22 & 23: Games Galore
June 27 - July 1: Kids in the Kitchen
July 5– 8: The Briny Deep
July 11 -15: Cabinet of Curiosities
July 18 - 22: Goin’ Green
July 25 - 29: Animalia
August 1 - 5: Take Flight!
August 8 - 12: Artistic Adventures
August 15 - 19: Go! Go! Go! In the H20
August 22 - 26: The Great Outdoors
August 29 - September 2: Variety Show
Thursday, May 12, 2011
PNC Blue Building lobby
Purchase Scholastic books for the children in your life to enjoy, while supporting Phinney Ridge Kids at the same time! All funds raised will be matched up to 40% by Scholastic Books, allowing us to buy additional books for classrooms. For more information call 206.781.0851.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
GSC Secondhand Sale
Thursday, May 19th (set up)
3:00 – 7:00 PM (10 people needed)
GSC Secondhand Sale
Friday, May 20th (clean up)
2:00 – 6:00 PM PM (10 people needed)
Well Home Program Tool Sale
Saturday, May 21st at the Phinney Neighborhood Center
Set Up 8:15 – 9:15 AM (2 – 3 people needed)
Tool Security Watch 9 am to 2 pm (2 people needed, partial shift okay)
Clean Up 1:45 – 2:45 PM (2 – 3 people needed)
As a bonus, volunteers helping to clean up at the GSC for at least one hour are welcome to take home any treasures you find! And all these volunteer hours can count towards your community service requirement!
To learn more or to sign up, contact LeAnne (about the secondhand sale) at email@example.com or 206.297.0875 or Ali (about the tool sale) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Yes, May is Bike Month, and I hope to be seeing more and more bikes on our racks as May progesses. To celebrate Bike Month, we're starting with a Kick-Off Potluck tonight (Wednesday, May 4) at 6pm in Community Hall in the Brick Building. All are welcome, whether you bike everyday, or you don't have a bike at all!