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Sound Consumer | December 2013
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.
Puget Sound Blood Center drive
Thursday, January 2
Friday, January 3
Monday, January 6
- 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m. at West Seattle PCC
Help save lives by donating blood! We're hosting the Puget Sound Blood Center Mobile at various PCC locations to help restock the blood supply after the holiday season. Learn more about donating at psbc.org/programs/blood.htm.
Looking for holiday cooking classes? Seats are still available in December — go to open classes from the current catalog.
Registration for January through April classes starts December 3 at 9 a.m. The new catalog is included in this Sound Consumer for members, and available in stores. There are plenty of choices for global menus, basic cooking techniques and special topics such as gluten-free baking plus dinner events with wine or beer tasting. Kids ages 2 to 15 will have fun, too, in classes including Valentine cookies, chicken soup, homemade ramen and more.
Choose a gift for a novice or experienced cook — a PCC gift card — for classes and groceries. Purchase online or in stores, and wrap it up with the new catalog. Recipients choose from a full menu of classes and call to register.
For details on all classes, see PccCooks.com or the print catalog. Register for classes online or call 206-545-7112.
- Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m.
Stewart Room at Macy's (on Level 3)
1601 Third Ave., Seattle
PCC is delighted to participate in Cookiefest — a one-day-only bake sale open to the public that benefits the Seattle Milk Fund. Learn about Seattle Milk Fund's good work at seattlemilkfund.org.
Girls on the Run
- Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.
Seward Park, 5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Join Girls on the Run of Puget Sound for a fun-filled community event. PCC is the official fruit sponsor and the Kid Picks Mobile will be there sampling healthy snacks. Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit that uses running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in preteen girls. Learn more at girlsrun.org.
Workshop: The nutritional benefits of eating seasonally
- Tuesday, December 10, 7 p.m.
Marilyn Walls, PCC nutrition educator
Eating seasonally puts the freshest flavors on your table and offers the best selection of local foods. Get ideas and recipes for autumn and winter fare from PCC nutrition educator Marilyn Walls, while tasting delicious samples of seasonal foods.
This workshop is part of PCC's partnership with the King County Library to offer special events — all having to do with food. Learn more: kcls.org/cooks.
Kindiependent Kids Rock Series
Mount Baker Community Club
2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle
Kindiependent is "Seattle's independent kids and family music scene" and features some of the best local children's entertainment groups. Join us for this fun series from December 2013 to April 2014. PCC will be there helping kids put together cool, take-home treats. Check out all concert dates at kindiependent.com.
- JOHNNY BREGAR
Saturday, December 14, 10:30 a.m.
- IT'S A KINDLE NEW YEAR WITH THE NOT-ITS
Saturday, December 28, 10:30 a.m.
A New Year's party just for kids! This is going to be a fabulous ballroom extravaganza, so be sure to dress up. There will be dancing, snacks and many surprises!
Free mobile coupons for the holidays
Save more than $20 using Chinook Book mobile coupons. Just download the free Chinook Book app (for iPhone and Android), create an account and more than 15 coupons will load from brands including Barbara's Bakery, Caffe Ladro, Dave's Killer Bread, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day and Numi Tea.
Redeeming mobile coupons is easy — just tap the "Redeem" button on your screen and show your phone to the cashier. All coupons are valid through the end of December at all PCC locations.
Seasonal lattes benefit food banks
For every seasonal latte sold at PCC coffee bars this month — Eggnog, Soynog, Peppermint Mocha or Coconut Chai — Organic Valley and its 64 Northwest farmer-owners will donate a dollar to the PCC Food Bank Program.
Visit Organic Valley's special holiday website (ov.coop/secret) with recipes featuring the best ingredients for holiday recipes and a sweepstakes where you can enter to win quality kitchen tools.
Woodland Park Zoo's WildLights
- Now through January 4
See the zoo in a whole new light! WildLights features wild animals and wild places recreated in thousands of sparkling LED lights inspired by nature. Experience amazing indoor and outdoor displays. Ride the zoo's historic carousel. See a few animal friends, including visiting reindeer.
Enjoy food, fun and entertainment. On Thursday, December 19, the Kid Picks Mobile will be there from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. handing out hot cider. For more info see zoo.org/wildlights.
12K's of Christmas
- Sunday, December 15, 9:30 a.m.
Marina Park in Kirkland
Brave the cold and join PCC for a 5K, 12K or Kids Dash! PCC is the official fruit sponsor, so be sure to visit us at the post-race celebration to refuel. Proceeds from the race go to the Sleep Country Foster Kids program. To register, visit promotionevents.com/12ks/12K_Registration.htm.
Green Lake Pathway of Lights
- Saturday, December 14
5 to 8 p.m., rain or shine
Join thousands of families, friends and neighbors in this beloved Seattle tradition and travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the lights. Bring your own lights and candles to add to the ambiance!
Along the way, warm drinks and treats provided by PCC will be available at three locations. Donation bins for nonperishable food items for local food banks will be there also. For more info, please contact Jeff Skinner at 206-684-0780 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Free and open to the public.
Holiday food drive
- December 1 through 31
Everyone deserves good food during the holidays. PCC is collecting contributions for our 10 local food bank partners this December, which will be used to purchase quality bulk foods at wholesale prices. To make a donation, visit your local PCC and look for our colorful displays near the registers, choose your donation amount and have the cashier ring it up for you. Notice how much bulk food you can purchase with the amount you donate!
Our 2013 drives were a huge success thanks to customers like you. Our spring drive raised more than $17,000, the summer drive more than $13,000, and the fall drive more than $12,000. Let's make this final drive of 2013 count!