Dueling for Dreams: An Evening to Benefit Orphans
Dreams for Orphans Seattle will host a social fundraiser at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 23 at Chopstix Piano Bar, 11 Roy St. $50 ticket includes entertainment, appetizers, and signature drink. Proceeds from each ticket sold and silent auction/raffle will benefit Dreams for Orphans' current project of building a nursery expansion for OSU Children's Home in Accra, Ghana. This nursery will provide a safe, modern environment for up to 50 infants. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets or call 206-790-8398. Visit www.dreamsfororphans.org for more information.
March for Babies comes to Seattle Saturday, May 15
at new location at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion. An estimated 8,000 people will be out in force on the streets around Seattle Center for the March of Dimes 3.2-mile March for Babies to help raise money to fund important research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and give hope to families of babies born too soon or sick. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 15 on the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion South Fountain Lawn. There is a registration then a pancake breakfast, follows by a rally and the march. at 10:30 a.m. there's a lawn party.
Queen Anne Historical Society and Magnolia Historical Society join for meeting May 27
Queen Anne Historical Society and the Magnolia Historical Society are planning a special joint meeting at 6:30-9p.m., Thursday, May 27 at Seattle Church of Christ (formerly Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist), 2555 Eighth Av. W., on Queen Anne. The meeting will highlight historical properties of both communities: The West Point Lighthouse and Admiral's House on Magnolia and the Ankeny House and The Seattle Church of Christ the building where the meeting is being held on Queen Anne. Mimi Sheridan, local historian and historical preservationist will present old photos and interesting histories of the properties, their landmarking processes and preservation.
Brad Peterson Fundraising Dinner
A dinner to help Magnolia community member Brad Peterson will be held AT 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 15 at Our Lady of Fatima Church (3218 W. Barrett St. in Magnolia). A few months ago, a blister on Brad's foot became infected. Suddenly, he was gravely ill, hospitalized, and was told he had diabetes and a portion of his leg would be amputated. As self-employed accountant with a pre-existing heart condition, he could not afford health insurance, and has undergone three surgeries and multiple hospital stays on his own dime. Since Brad is one of those guys who does everything for everyone, the community is coming together to help him. To purchase or reserve tickets for the dinner, or to make a donation, please call 206-283-1456 or 206-282-0499. Tickets are $50/person, please specify whether you would like salmon or Mondello's lasagna.
Magnolia Historical Society needs YOU!
We need your memories of living here in a time gone by, historical pictures 1900-1960s. We can help you write, we will scan and return your photos. Our general meeting will be May 27. For inquiries call 206-284-2430.
Call for artists!
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is celebrating its 40th anniversary and seeks submission of artwork exploring the theme of Native activism and reflecting the powerful story of the beginning of UIATF. For more background information, visit http://www.unitedindians.org/about_history_bernie.html and http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/FtLawton_takeover.htm.
Magnolia Chamber General Meeting
meets the fourth Tuesday, 6:15 p.m., every month except August. Location and topic tba. Watch for it at www.magnoliachamber.org
Write Your Personal/Family History
This session will focus on you as an adult in an adult world-ages 30-55: How did you work to "make it" on goals and dreams important to you: career, relationships, children, parents and family, friends, personal growth, etc. You don't need to be a "writer" to produce something wonderful. This free class with provide you with the time and tools to get after this important work. Fun and supportive atmosphere. All you need is a notebook and pen, but you can use a laptop if you prefer. Beginning and returning students welcome. From 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays through May 20 at the Magnolia Community Center. Call 386-4235 for more information.
Intermediate Contract Bridge players needed!
The Magnolia Community Center Bridge Club meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Wednesday at the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W. Bring your own lunch. Call Janet Ray at 300-8559 for more information.
Registration has begun for Spring Tennis Flights
Register in person at the Magnolia Community Center or online at www.seattle.gov/parks Cost is $50. Session runs through May 25. All levels of play welcomed. For more info go to www.magnoliatennis.homestead.com.
Volunteer tutors needed for neighborhood public schools -
No experience necessary! Training provided! Successful Schools in Action (SSIA), a non-profit educational organization, is recruiting community members as volunteer tutors in the Queen Anne and Magnolia public schools. Share your skills and enthusiasm for math or literacy with kindergarten through high school students. Opportunities available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 206-378-0797 or FloMinehan@SchoolsInAction.org.
Parks and recreation starting
adult sports leagues. Spring adult sports leagues are getting started soon. For more information about our adult leagues, contact Antoinette Daniel, Recreation Program Coordinator at 684-7092, or email Antoinette.email@example.com.
Magnolia Book Club meets
at 6:15 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W. For more information e-mail Kacey at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.readinginmagnolia.wordpress.com.
Saving for College
You can guarantee your child's college tuition with Washington's Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program. Call 1-800-955-2318 or visit get.wa.gov.
Queen Anne a cappella barbershop singing
The Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus sings at 7:30 p.m., every Monday at the Queen Anne Baptist Church, 2011 First Ave. N. Entrance via the alley. Visit www.seachorsmen.org or call 206-370-4085 for more information.
Seattle Rainiers are looking for
14-, 15-, 16-year-old select baseball players to complete its 2010 teams. If you are looking to play competitive baseball and willing to work hard, please call Mark at 206-387-9887 or email email@example.com you can visit the Rainier Web site at www.rainiersbaseball.com.
Seattle Milk Fund (SMF)
SMF is an organization that empowers families to achieve self-sufficiency. Make new friends as you help people in need. Call Paula at 206-283-9880 for details.
Circle of Healing from Abuse
an adult group for healing from partner or parental abuse - meets Tuesdays in Queen Anne. 206-428-8512.
Magnolia Troop 85 Recruiting
Troop 85 is recruiting for new scouts ages 11 to 18. For more information contact Scoutmaster Tom McKoy 206-284-9076.
The Spanish Conversation Group
meets at the Magnolia Library on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 206-283-
Magnolia Community Club
board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month (except August and December), 7-9 p.m. at the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W.
Want to volunteer somewhere?
The Volunteers of America is always looking for volunteers and donations. The organization's Senior Companion Program provides quality home care for seniors and disabled adults. 206-329-0515.
Boy Scout Troop 70 Wants You!
Are you a boy between the age of 11 and 18, enjoy outdoor activities and like to learn new skills while making friends?
If so, Queen Anne Boy Scout Troop 70 wants you! Visit us at www.QATroop70.org or call Jim Grane at 282-6861 or Lisa Walker
at 286-3108. Come join in the adventure!
Queen Anne Senior Community Bridge
meets 2-4 p.m., Mondays at 800 Fourth Ave. N. Part of Merrill Gardens. Take Bus 4 & 5 Greenwood bus or park one block away at Fifth and Valley streets. Walk-ins welcome. 206-523-8673 or 206-829-8036.
Thundering 36th District Democrats
meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Community Hall (Brick Building 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Call 206-784-7665 or www.36th.org.
Volunteer tutors needed at Lawton
Help students with reading, writing and math. Tutors help within the classroom or pull students out for one-on-one tutoring. Tutors are provided with materials and guided by the teachers on how to help the child. Lawton is located at 4000 27th Ave. W. and school hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., M-F. For additional information contact Lawton Volunteer Coordinator Suzy Minto at 252-2172, or visit our Web site at www.orgsites.com/wa/lawtonvolunteers.
A support group
sponsored by Alzheimer's Association will be held 7-8:30 p.m., on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W.
McGraw St. 206-284-4508 or www.alzwa.org.
Queen Anne Helpline board meets
on the second Tuesday of each month at the Helpline office at 7:30 a.m. The Helpline office is at 311 W. McGraw. 206-282-1540.
The Magnolia Circle
offers pet bereavement support to anyone needing it. The Circle meets at 2:30 p.m., every third Saturday of every month in the Dunes Room of the Magnolia Community Center at 2550 34th Ave. W. Call 206-369-6666 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Seattle Area Rotary Clubs
is partnering with the Northwest Youth Music Association and Seattle Public Schools to provide 1,200 instruments to students over the next two years.
To help or get involved call 206-252-0476.
Come join Native Elders lunch program
The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation invites Elders to join their lunch program. Lunches are from 11 a.m. to
noon, Monday through Friday, in the dining room at 9010 13th Ave. N.W. 206-228-1410.
Magnolia Scrabble Club
meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. first and third Monday of each month at the Magnolia Community Center 2520 34th Ave. W. 206-378-1739.
General Board Games Club
Join the fun 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at the Magnolia Community Center 2520 34th Ave. W.
Magnolia Chamber of Commerce
meetings are at 6:15 p.m. every second Tuesday. Call the chamber office, 206-284-5836, for location. All are welcome.
Are you interested in needlework,
beading, knitting and other forms of fiber arts? Please contact Gloria Young at email@example.com or call Noreen Havens, 425-778-1418.
Magnolia Quilt Guild
gathers at 10 a.m., the first and third Tuesday each month, at the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W. 206-283-9880.
Seattle Junior Chamber (Jaycees)
Professional and personal development organization devoted to community and individual involvement, meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 109 W. Mercer St. 206-286-2014.
Seattle General Toastmasters Club
meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Thursday, at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N. 206-937-6773 or visit www.seattletoastmasters.org.
Toast of the Town Toastmasters
meets 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays at the Jaycees Bldg., 109 W. Mercer St. toastofthetowntoastmasters.org.
Magnolia meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Seattle Yacht Club at Elliott Bay Marina; Queen Anne meets at noon Tuesdays, Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N. 206-352-2805.
meets at noon Tuesdays, at Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N. 206-282-0738.
meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Church of the Ascension, 2330 Viewmont Way W. 587-2838; and 7:30 p.m. Fridays, St. Anne's Church, 1411 First Ave. W. and Lee St. 206-587-2838.
meets at noon Mondays, at First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W. 206-625-0000.
Emerald City Toastmasters
meets every Thursday at noon, Seattle Parks Dept. building 100 Dexter Ave. N. 206-467-7600.
takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays at Queen Anne Presbyterian Church, Fifth Ave. W. and W. Howe St. Complimentary luncheon. 206-283-6644.
Newcomers & New Friends
meets for lunch the second Wednesday of every month at various locations. Call 425-775-8608 or visit www.seattlenewcomers.com.
The Crafty Ladies
meet 2-4 p.m., Thursdays at Queen Anne Community Center, 1915 First Ave. W. 206-684-4240.
Donations to Northwest Center
of clothes/goods can be dropped off 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays in a big blue truck parked in the Diamond lot at 2400 Queen Anne Ave. N. 206-691-2588 or www.nwcenter.org.[[In-content Ad]]