The Ballard NW Senior Center will host a holiday bazaar on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handcrafted and gently used and antique holidays items will be for sale, including ornaments and “everything Christmas.” Lunch items and pies also will be available for purchase. 5429 32nd Ave. N.W. Information: (206) 297-0403



The Magnolia Manor Park Off-Leash Area, 3500 28th Ave. W., will open on Sunday, Nov. 18, with festivities beginning at 1 p.m. A work party on Saturday, Nov 17, starting at 10 a.m., will ensure the park’s celebratory atmosphere, with new border plants, poop-bag stations and a mockup of the 2012 Art Fence project by Lawton Elementary School fifth-graders.



Queen Anne Boy Scout Troop 70 is sponsoring a community blood drive on Nov. 24 at the Queen Anne United Methodist Church, 1606 Fifth Ave. W., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located next to the Queen Anne Library. 

To schedule an appointment, visit www.psbc.org/programs/drive.asp?URL=0578 or www.psbc.org and select the “BSA Troop 70 - Queen Anne Community” blood drive. 

For more information, contact Jim Grane at (206) 282-6861.


Free Alzheimer’s training sessions

Washington Home Instead Senior Care franchise offices will host free, in-person Alzheimer’s training sessions during November, in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

 The recently launched Alzheimer’s CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education program is a first-of-its-kind training program that addresses current and future needs by offering family members a fresh approach to Alzheimer’s care, encouraging mental engagement to help relatives remain safely at home and in familiar surroundings as long as possible.
 Information: www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com.



Edward Jones offices throughout the Puget Sound area, including the one at Fishermen’s Terminal (1900 W. Emerson Place, Suite 106), are collecting new, unwrapped toys for needy children. The toys may be dropped off at the offices during regular business hours. Information: (206) 283-2148


The Rotary Club of Magnolia now meets for lunch meetings at noon on Thursdays at the Seattle Yacht Club Elliott Bay  Outstation (2601 W. Marina Place) near Maggie Bluffs.  Free parking available.  Great speakers at each meeting.  For more information see magnoliarotary.org.


FREE! Health Clinic

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month, 10am

Blood pressure, diabetes checks, and consultations are now provided by the Ballard Care & Rehabilitation Center’s RN and specialists. This is a free drop in clinic between 10am and 1:30pm. Ballard Senior Center, 5429 32nd NW. www.ballardseniorcenter.org


Computer Classes

First 3 Thursdays of the Month, 1pm

From web searches to email and beyond. If you have a question, then we have the answer. Come get involved in this class and learn some computer skills. Limit 6 people. Pre-registration required. $5 per class. Ballard Senior Center, 5429 32nd NW. www.ballardseniorcenter.org 


Emerald City Toastmasters.  

Meets every Thursday at noon, Seattle Parks Dept. Building at 100 Dexter Ave. No. (Dexter and Denny). Fun, supportive and small but diverse group to help you overcome your speaking fears and improve your communication skills. Drop by for a visit or call Kathleen Klein (206)781-2615. Or go to http://tinyurl.com/3aut4u4. 


Bridge Group - FREE
Mondays, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Grab a friend and join in! Bridge is a trick-taking card game played by four players in two competing partnerships. Each group of four individuals sit around a square card table, with the partners facing each other. Ballard Senior Center, 5429 32nd ave. NW.

Current Events Group - FREE

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10:30am
The group decides the topic and how the discussion will run. All inquiring and open minds are welcome. This is a FREE group. Ballard Senior Center, 5429 32nd Ave. NW.

Caregivers Group - FREE

Every 2nd and 4th Mondays, 12:30-2:00pm
Are you caring for someone with dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment issues?  Come talk about your experience with others in the same situation. Ballard Senior Center, 5429 32nd Ave. NW.

Learn about Sustainable Magnolia

Concerned about the quality of life in your community? Or sustainability and future resources? Sustainable Magnolia (non-profit 2008) has a mission to educate and actively engage neighbors. Contact info@sustainablemagnolia.org for more information.

Magnolia Book Club meets

Starting 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 kaceyk21@hotmail.com or visit www.readinginmagnolia.wordpress.com.     

Parks and recreation starting

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.daniel@seattle.gov.  

Magnolia Scrabble and Game Club

Scrabble Club meets on the first and third Mondays of every month, and a general board and card games group meets on the second, fourth and fifth Mondays of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Uptown Espresso in Magnolia, at 3223 West McGraw St.  Just join us, or for more information call Judy at 206-284-3911 or Annette at 206-285-3717.

Magnolia Girl Scouts
Interested in community service, camping, leadership? Come join our Girl Scout Troop. We are a Father run troop that focuses on Outdoor Skills and Service Projects.  Moms are welcome to participate and lead also. For more information, call 206-696-3434, Jim.V.Petersen@Gmail.com.

Spanish Conversation
Hola. The Spanish Conversation Group meets in the Magnolia library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, from 5:30 to 6:30  pm. We are a small group with varying levels of ability. Bienvenidos a todos. Call 285-4290 for more information.

Picture Perfect Queen Anne is
looking for people who work or reside on Queen Anne to join its Board. PPQA works with other community organizations and city government to enhance the public streetscape of the hilltop retail core of Queen Anne Avenue N.  For further information, please visit: ppqa.org. Interested? Please send an e-mail to Margaret Okamoto at pictureperfectqa@gmail.com

Bridge players needed
The Magnolia Community Center Bridge Club meets from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Wednesday at the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W.  Call Janet Ray at 300-8559 for more information.  

Ballard Senior Center
Ballard NW Senior Center will be introducing a variety of new classes in the coming weeks. The program offers many free classes for seniors. For more information, call me at (206) 297-0403.

Alzheimer’s Association
support 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.

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