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Sound Consumer | February 2015
PCC Natural Markets partners with a number of groups to sponsor community events and educational opportunities. The focus of these partnerships is to assist PCC members and neighborhood communities as they strive for health.
Be Mine, Valentine
Saturday, February 14
Greenlake Aurora PCC,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Edmonds, Greenlake Village,
West Seattle, Redmond,
9 a.m. to Noon
Join us for a morning of fun as kids create special Valentine's Day gifts for their friends and family. PCC will supply materials and delicious treats. Children 12 and under. Free.
Valentine's Day Dash
Saturday, February 14
kids race, 9:10 a.m.
adult race, 9:30 a.m.
Green Lake Park
7201 E. Greenlake Drive N., Seattle
Sign your kids up for the PCC Healthy Kids Little Heart Beet Run — it's free! This is a non-competitive run and kids will receive a treat from PCC for participating. PCC is also the official fruit sponsor of this race so stop by the PCC tent for a pre- or post-race fuel-up. For more information and registration, visit valentinesdaydash.com
Feeding Your Immune System
Monday, February 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Greenlake Village PCC
Dr. Suzanne McMurry and PCC's Nutrition Educator, Nick Rose, will discuss ways to pump up your immune system and prevent nasty colds and flus! Come join us as we discuss foods and supplements that offer the most benefit to your immune system. Free.
Hiawatha pancake breakfast
Sunday, February 8, 8 a.m. to noon
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave. SW, Seattle
Join in for an all-you-can-eat breakfast. The PCC Healthy Kids team will be there to help kiddos make a fun take-home treat. All proceeds support the community center's scholarship fund.
Admission is $6 (ages 13+), $5 (3 to 12), $4 (ages 65+) and free (2 and younger).
See www.seattle.gov/parks/activities for more.
Mister Rogers' Sweater Drive
Now through Sunday, February 8 Help neighbors in need stay warm this winter by donating your new or gently worn sweaters, coats and coldweather gear to KCTS 9's annual Mister Rogers Sweater Drive.
All donated items go to Wellspring Family Services, Queen Anne Helpline, and Northwest Center, serving Seattle and King County. Look for collection bins at all PCC locations or drop your items off at KCTS 9's Seattle Center studio.
Food bank packaging work parties
Monday, February 9, 7 p.m.,
West Seattle Food Bank
Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.,
Redmond Hopelink Food Bank
Wednesday, February 18, 7 p.m.,
Greenwood Food Bank
Help our partnering food banks by donating your time to pack our bulk foods into family-sized portions. For more information, including addresses and future dates, visit pccnaturalmarkets.com/community/foodbank.
Kindiependent kids rock series
Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies
Saturday, February 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Kindiependent is "Seattle's independent kids and family music scene" and features some of the best, local children's entertainment groups. PCC will be at the concert to help kids put together healthy, take-home treats.
A day at the zoo
Saturday, February 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Woodland Park Zoo
Come join PCC at the zoo during mid-winter break! Find us next to the penguin exhibit where we'll be in the TasteMobile doing Kid Picks.
Thursday, February 26
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
View Ridge PCC,
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Puget Sound Blood Center will be collecting blood at two PCC locations. Learn more about donating at psbc.org/ programs/blood.htm.
Join PCC Cooks for some heartwarming classes this month. February is American Heart Month and what's better for the heart than a delicious, healthy meal shared with your loved ones? In Healthy Heart, Happy Heart, nutritionist Ami Karnosh will guide you through four dishes designed to boost cardiovascular health, sharing lots of beneficial information along the way. You'll leave with the confidence to keep treating your heart (and tummy!) with food that promotes heart health — and tastes wonderful, too.
Still working on that New Year's resolution to bring some color back into your diet? In Season: Winter Bounty boasts an array of vibrant vegetarian dishes highlighting the plentiful fruits and vegetables that shine this time of year. Soup lover? You can enjoy a steaming bowl of goodness in two delightfully savory offerings. Learn how to make four enticing chowders in Chowderhound and delve into the wonderful world of vegetable soups with Vegetarian Soups and Stocks. To learn more, visit us at PccCooks.com.