COAT DRIVE

Coldwell Banker broker Stephanie Kastner is once again collecting gently used children’s and adults’ coats for Queen Anne Helpline’s clothing bank during October. Coats can be dropped off in collection boxes at the Umpqua Bank branches in Queen Anne (1630 Queen Anne Ave. N.) and Magnolia (2236 32nd Ave. W., Suite A. Pickup also available. Information: (206) 999-1459

 

FIREFIGHTER STORY TIME

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to a special story time highlighting fire safety at the Queen Anne Library (400 W. Garfield St.) on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Information: (206) 386-4227

 

COMMUNITY STREET CLEANUP

The Way to Happiness Foundation and Scientology Environmental Task Force are doing a street cleanup as a part of Seattle Public Utilities Adopt-A-Street program on Saturday, Oct. 24. Join the crew at the Church of Scientology (300 W. Harrison St.) at 9 a.m. for tools, gloves and a project. Information: Ann (206) 284-0604

 

HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT MEETING

The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce will have a community meeting about the proposed homeless encampment in Interbay on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at Magnolia United Church of Christ (3555 W. McGraw St.). Two City of Seattle representatives will speak. Information: www.TheMagnoliaChamber.org

 

DRUG-FREE WORLD OPEN HOUSE

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is hosting a community open house on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church of Scientology (300 W. Harrison St.).  Washington School Safety Organization secretary John Byars and Seattle Parks and Recreation park ranger Melanie Boehm will be the keynote speakers. Free drug education materials available. Information: Ann (206) 284-0604

 

FOUNTAINHEAD EXHIBIT

The Fountainhead Gallery (625 W. McGraw St.) will feature the works of artist and watercolor instructor Tom Hoffman and artist Anne Belov through Oct. 31. Information: (206) 285-4467

 

QUEEN ANNE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The Queen Anne Community Council will meet next on Nov. 4 (first Wednesday), from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St.). Information: queenannecc.blogspot.com

 

TRUNK SHOW AND COAT DRIVE

Magnolia Moms will have a trunk show and coat drive on Nov. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (3218 W. Barrett St.). Admission is a new or gently used child’s coat. Proceeds to buy more coats. Information: www.MagnoliaMoms.org

 

RICHARD CARDWELL’S PHOTO EXHIBIT

Rich Cardwell will display his photographs at Café Fiore (224 W. Galer St.) through Nov. 7. Information: www.richardcardwellphotography.com

 

MAGNOLIA/QUEEN ANNE DISTRICT COUNCIL

The district council will meet next on Nov. 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 Nov. 10 (second Tuesday), from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Uptown. Information: Jan Leonard, (206) 794-4047 or www.alzwa.org

 

QUEEN ANNE PARKS COMMITTEE

The Queen Anne Community Council’s Parks Committee will meet next on Nov. 10. Information: Don Harper, (206) 281-9018

 

UPTOWN ALLIANCE MEETING

The Uptown Alliance will meet on Nov. 12 (second Thursday every other month). The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Expo Building’s community room (100 Republican St.).

 

INTERBAY ARTWALK

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

 

UPTOWN ART WALK

The Uptown Art Walk will take place Nov. 19 (third Thursday through November), at 6 p.m. Information: www.UptownArtWalk.org

 

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