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PNA Village is expanding!
We are excited to announce a new collaboration with PNA Village, a program designed to empower people of all ages to remain in their homes and neighborhoods while staying active and engaged as they age. With our help, PNA Village (run by the Phinney Neighborhood Association) is expanding to include all of Ballard! Learn more at our Aging in Place info session on March 5th.

RainWise 101 Workshop - Feb. 11

At this free workshop you will learn about rebates from Seattle Public Utilities & King County for up to 100% of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. You will also hear from homeowners in your area that have completed the rebate process, meet trained RainWise installers and get set to take the next step for your rebate! Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.


Ballard Tool Library Planning Meeting - Feb. 18 (3rd Thursday)

Wondering what's going on with the Ballard Tool Library? Come to a planning meeting -- the third Thursday of each month. Right now, we’re working on grants and securing a location (and funding, as always!). If you just want to sit in and hear what’s going on, we’re happy to have you! Thursday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m.


Extra knitting session - Feb. 19

Ballard Knitters for the Homeless are now meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at Grumpy D’s. For those who are unable to come on Tuesdays, we will have an extra meeting every two months or so on Friday at Ballard Coffee Works -- including Friday, Feb. 19, 7 - 9 p.m.


Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard presents "Net Loss" - Feb. 28

All are invited to this month’s documentary film offering, "Net Loss", presented by Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard. This film examines the controversy surrounding salmon farms and the threat they pose to wild salmon. Sunday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m.


Aging in Place: Info Session and Volunteer Training - Mar. 5

Want to stay in your community as you age? Interested in helping seniors in your community age their way? Looking for a volunteer opportunity that can flex to fit your schedule? PNA Village is expanding to Ballard and the team is seeking volunteers and members. Join us for a general information session followed by a full volunteer training. Saturday, March 5, 2 - 5 p.m.


Other Community Events

Save the Trees Protest - Feb. 12

The city intends to cut down three large and exceptional ornamental cherry trees, and others, in the former Loyal Heights Substation before a decision has been made whether to keep the space as a pocket park or sell it to private developers. Join Seattle Green Spaces Coalition to protest this action. Friday, Feb. 12 at noon


IllumiNATURE: Songs & Stories & Art to Celebrate Salmon is Life Return from Paris/COP21 - Feb. 14

This Valentine's Day, Salmon is Life will host a celebration at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, including socializing, art-making, and sharing stories from their trip to Paris/COP21 with words, slides, video, and music. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1 - 5 p.m.


21 Acres Class: Fresh Fermentation - Feb. 20

Fermentation and probiotics have transformed the flavor and shelf life of food for generations. In this class you'll learn simple and safe home fermentation methods for making yogurt, cultured butter, yogurt cheese, and fermented vegetables. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1 - 3 p.m.


Groundswell NW Annual Meeting - Feb. 21

In our current urban growth mode, an alarming amount of green space, nature and wildlife are disappearing from our urban villages. Join us at this critical time to learn how you can nurture and support wildlife in your own neighborhood! Sunday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.


City Fruit class: Young Tree Pruning - Feb. 21

Join City Fruit for our 2016 Young Tree Care Winter Pruning Class! This class will provide theories and hands-on practice to give tree owners the knowledge and confidence to begin caring for their fruit trees. Sunday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. - noon


Want to serve on a HALA Community Focus Group?

The City of Seattle is looking for community members to serve on the Community Focus Groups that will guide the implementation of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, or HALA. A key focus of these groups will be land use and zoning changes that could affect neighborhoods like Ballard. Applications are due Feb. 26.


Seattle Tilth class: All About Chickens - Feb. 27

Interested in tending a flock of your own? Imagine fresh eggs daily from your own backyard, a coop enlivening your landscape and chickens providing endless entertainment. Experience the wonders of caring for a flock in a limited space and decide if chickens are right for you. Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.


Beacon Food Forest Free Educational Program

Are you interested in learning more about how to create Food Forests? The Beacon Food Forest's free educational program will help you understand the interconnected systems that make food forests healthy and productive, and provide plenty of time to spend with other like-minded people. Apply by Feb. 28 to participate.


UW College of the Environment Public Lecture: "Dynamics of Disbelief" - March 1

In this free talk, professor Naomi Oreskes will explore the roots of misinformation that have sowed doubt in climate science and the implications for society and the common good. Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.


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