BOARD GAME DAY

The Queen Anne Library (400 W. Garfield St.) will have a variety of board games for patrons of all ages to play, on Thursday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coloring is also available. Information: (206) 386-4227

 

QUEEN ANNE BOOK CO.

The Queen Anne Book Co. will host a series of free events: Rose Alley Press poetry reading, on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m.; Children’s story time with author Liz Wong (“Quackers”), on Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m.; Queen Anne author Steve Toutonghi’s launch party for “Join,” on April 21, 7 p.m. Information: www.qabookco.com or (206) 284-2427

 

HISTORY OF THE MAGNOLIA BRIDGE

The Magnolia Historical Society (MHS) and the Magnolia Community Council are co-sponsoring a meeting on “History of the Magnolia Bridge: Then and Now” on Thursday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Magnolia Lutheran Church (2414 31st Ave. W.). It will include presentations on the bridge’s past history and future replacement. Birthday cupcakes will be served in honor of MHS’ 15th year.

 

FREE TAX PREPARATION, E-FILING

IRS-certified tax counselors will assist taxpayers in preparing and e-filing tax returns on Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through April 15, at the Magnolia Community Center (2550 34th Ave. W.). Appointment: (206) 386-4235. Also available on drop-in basis on Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., through April 16, at the Queen Anne Library (400 W. Garfield St.). No age or income restrictions; tax forms must be started one hour before closing.

 

CHURCH YARD SALE

Tent City 5 church-choir members will have a yard sale on Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Magnolia United Methodist Church (2836 34th Ave. W.). Information: www.magumc.org

 

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Queen Anne Boy Scout Troop 70 is sponsoring a community blood drive for whole blood and platelets-only on Saturday, April 16, at the Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 Fifth Ave. W.), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this drive, you can choose to give whole blood or platelets. Walk-ins welcome. Appointment: www.psbc.org (select “BSA Troop 70 – Queen Anne Community” blood drive).  Information: Jim Grane, (206) 282-6861

 

GALLERY CONCERTS: MUSICA BELLA

Gallery Concerts presents Musica Bella, an Italian Baroque extravaganza, on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at Queen Anne Christian Church (1316 Third Ave. W.). Information: www.galleryconcerts.org

 

CLOTHING DRIVE

The Uptown Alliance will have a clothing drive for the new men’s shelter at 157 Roy St. during the Counterculture at Counterbalance Park (700 Queen Anne Ave. N.) event on Sunday, April 17, from noon to 3 p.m. Items needed include new socks, new underwear, used pants, used dress shoes and multi-blade disposable razors.

 

HERON HABITAT HELPERS

The Heron Habitat Helpers will have its annual board meeting to elect board members and discuss upcoming events on Tuesday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Information: info@heronhelpers.org

 

MAGNOLIA COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The Magnolia Community Council board will meet on Tuesday, April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Magnolia United Church of Christ (3555 W. McGraw St.) to hear from an Expedia representative who will talk about construction plans for the former Amgen campus. Information: www.magnoliacommunitycouncil.org

 

CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS

The Queen Anne Chamber will present its Business Awards on Thursday, April 21, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Teatro ZinZanni (222 Mercer St.). Information: www.queenannechamber.org

 

UPTOWN ART WALK

The Uptown Art Walk has a rotating group of merchants featuring artists and vendors, on the third Thursday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m.; the next one takes place April 21. Information: www.uptownartwalk.org 

 

EARTH DAY IN MAGNOLIA

The Meaningful Movies Project will mark Earth Day on Friday, April 22, in Magnolia with a screening of “This Changes Everything,” a documentary about climate justice. It will start at 7 p.m. the Church of the Ascension (2330 Viewmont Way W.). Free admission but donations welcome. Information: www.meaningfulmovies.org.

 

PROVENCE PAINTINGS

Fountainhead Gallery (625 W. McGraw St.) will exhibit painter Valerie Collymore’s landscapes, seascapes and harbor views in the exhibit “Oil Paintings from Provence: Landscapes, Seascapes and Wooden Boats.” It runs through April 30. Information: (206) 285-4467

 

QUEEN ANNE ART WALK

The Queen Anne Art Walk takes place May 7 (first Saturday) in the businesses along McGraw and Crockett streets between Sixth and Seventh avenues, from 4 to 7 p.m.

 

MAGNOLIA/QUEEN ANNE DISTRICT COUNCIL

The district council will meet next on May 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. (second Monday of each month, except August and November. Locations alternate between Magnolia and Queen Anne. Information: Laurie Ames, (206) 684-0320 or laurie.ames@seattle.gov

ALZHEIMER’S LGBT CAREGIVER GROUP

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts an LGBT caregiver support group on May 10 (second Tuesday), from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Uptown. Information: Jan Leonard, (206) 794-4047 or www.alzwa.org

 

UPTOWN ALLIANCE MEETING

The Uptown Alliance will meet on May 12 (second Thursday every other month). The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Expo Apartments’ community room (118 Republican St.).

 

INTERBAY ARTWALK

The Interbay Artwalk takes place May 13 (second Friday), with various artists at Interbay Worklofts (1631 15th Ave. W.). Information: www.grayskygallery.com/#/artwalk

 

QUEEN ANNE MEANINGFUL MOVIES

Queen Anne Meaningful Movies will have its next screening on May 14 (second Saturday), starting at 7 p.m. at the Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 Fifth Ave. W.). Donation. Information: meaningfulmovies.org/neighborhoods/queen-anne

 

GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION GROUP

Great Decisions, a foreign policy discussion group, will meets every other Tuesday for eight free sessions, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. through May 31, at the Magnolia Library (2801 34th Ave. W.). Topics include Middle East alliances, ISIS, the Kurds, migration, the Koreas, the United Nations, climate change and Cuba and the United States. Information: Cathy Van Dyke, (206) 940-8168

 

YOGA FROM THE WEB

The Queen Anne Community Center (1901 First Ave. W.) is offering its new Yoga from the Web class, with instructional videos and more, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Information: (206) 386-4240

 

TOAST OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS

Toast of the Town Toastmasters meet on Thursdays to practice public speaking skills in a friendly and welcoming environment. The meetings take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 Fifth Ave. W.). Information at www.toastofthetowntoastmasters.org

 

MAGNOLIA CARD AND BOARD GAME CLUB

The Magnolia Card and Board Game group meets every Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Serendipity Café (3222 W. McGraw St.). Information: Judy, (206) 284-3911; Annette, (206) 285-3717

 

ROTARY CLUB OF MAGNOLIA

The group meets for lunch meetings at noon on Thursdays at Palisade restaurant (2601 W. Marina Place). Free parking available. Guest speakers at each meeting. Information: magnoliarotary.org

 

EMERALD CITY TOASTMASTERS

The Emerald City Toastmasters meet every Thursday at noon at the Belltown Community Center (415 Bell St.) to help people overcome their speaking fears and improve communication skills. Information: Kathleen Klein, (206) 781-2615; or tinyurl.com/aut+4u4

 

SENIOR INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE

The Magnolia Community Center (2550 34th Ave. W.) is offering Senior Intermediate Bridge (Party and Duplicate) on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register/information: Janet Ray, (206) 300-8559


FOOT CARE THURSDAYS

The Ballard NW Senior Center (5429 32nd Ave. N.W.) has a foot-care specialist providing care on Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an appointment, call (206) 297-0403.

 

FREE ESL LESSONS

Free, individual ESL lessons are available, with flexible scheduling. Information: Delores, (206) 323-3625