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
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: email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.).
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