Your co-op community, June 2017

This article was originally published in June 2017

Brooks Fremont 5K Briefcase Relay

Friday, June 2, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
North 34th Street & Fremont Avenue

Support FamilyWorks by participating in the Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay. PCC Fremont will be there as the official fruit sponsor handing out healthy snacks for the runners. For more information and to register, visit:


Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
City of Bothell Public Works
Operations Center
21233 20th Ave. SE, Bothell

This fun free event takes place on the first Saturday in June and provides tips about sustainability for all ages! Staff from our Bothell store will be there with healthy treats. Learn more:

Get Outdoors Expo – Expand Your “Play” List

Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lake Sammamish State Park

Enjoy this free public event featuring activities and classes ranging from basic kayaking to how to prepare for hiking in wilderness or RV camping. Activities include outdoor gear giveaways, camp food tastings, geocaching adventures, trip-planning guidance, and learning to be an environmental champion for the outdoors. Kids, join PCC in building your own trailmix. Learn more here.

Pride Parade Sunday

June 25, 11 a.m.
Kicks off at Fourth & Union

Join us for the 43nd annual Seattle Pride Parade, held along Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle. The theme for this year’s Pride is “Indivisible.” PCC will be handing out goodies along the parade route! Learn more:

Dine with Pride

June 1 – 25

Dine With Pride is the first citywide dining event to unite Seattle’s LGBT community around the table. It’s Seattle Pride’s tasty new way to extend the Pride message throughout the city: LGBT-friendly restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus, specials, deals and more.

As a sponsor of Dine with Pride, the delis at all 10 PCC stores will offer 25 percent off Rainbow Salad, made with pride every day. Just ask for the Pride discount at the register!

Fourth of July Freedom Festival

Tuesday, July 4
Downtown Bothell

  • Pancake breakfast at the downtown firehouse, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Children’s parade starts on Beardslee Boulevard near the post office, 11:15 a.m.
  • Grand Parade starting at Main and 104th Avenue Northeast, Noon

Join us for a fun-filled community celebration! This year’s theme is United We Stand. PCC is the title sponsor of the Children’s parade. Learn more:

Marilyn Walls nominated for award

PCC nutrition educator Marilyn Walls has been nominated for a Sound Generations Inspire Positive Aging Award, which recognizes and celebrates the contributions adults 60+ make in our communities. Marilyn couldn’t be more deserving — she’s beloved by PCC staff and shoppers alike for her bottomless knowledge of nutrition, sustainable food and healthy body care. Through the classes she teaches in our stores, the eloquent articles she writes for the Sound Consumer, and the critical research and thought she devotes to helping develop PCC’s policies and standards, Marilyn is one of PCC’s secrets to success — she helps us put our values into action, every day. Thank you, Marilyn!

June Customer Service Star

Rebekah Widener, Cashier at Redmond — Puts customer satisfaction above all else!

PCC Cooks

PCC Cooks welcomes guest chef and local author Kim O’Donnel this June to share recipes from her new vegetable-forward cookbook, “PNW Veg.” Kim’s menu celebrates our region’s bountiful fruit and vegetable offerings: Rhubarb Salsa with Lentil Nachos; Radish Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Herbs and Hand-mixed Za’atar Spices; better-than-any-restaurant Black Bean and Beet Burgers; and Cherry-Chocolate Fro-yo. Offered June 3 at Columbia City, June 10 at Issaquah, June 14 at Greenlake Village and June 19 at Bothell PCC.

In honor of Men’s Health Month, nutritionist Nick Rose offers man-friendly eats and a wealth of information with Foods for Dudes. We’ve also got an array of topics like Knife Skills, Puff Pastry, Sushi and Retro Appetizers lined up this month. Visit to register.

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