Bulletin Board 4/14

The Sustainable Magnolia
recycling team is initiating a program to facilitate food waste pick-up at apartment and condominium complexes in Magnolia. It is estimated that an average apartment complex generates up to one ton of food waste per year. That material could be recycled and reused rather than adding to the burden on our land fills. If you rent or own an apartment or condominium in a complex in Magnolia, and would like to help initiate food waste pick-up for your building, please email the recycling team at recycle@sustainablemagnolia.org. Reminder: Sustainable Magnolia meets at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19.
The Queen Anne Community Council
Parks Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13. Patrick Donohue, Seattle Parks Project Supervisor for the Thomas C Wales Park will provide an up date on the park. The meeting will be at the Queen Anne Community Center located at 1901 First Ave W. Don Harper #281-9018.
Sustainable Magnolia
will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2415 31st Ave W. Parking lot. Come and join one of its Action Teams - Built Environment; Local Food/P-Patch; Public Policy; Transportation; or Waste Reduction/Recycling. Help make a difference in our community; all are welcome. www.lds.org.
Discovery Park events:
Bird Tours April 24 8-10 a.m. Free
Join experienced leaders as we explore for migrants and year-round residents within Discovery Park's many varied habitats. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance by calling 206-386-4236 or online at www.seattle.gov/parks.
Sensational Spring Forest Walk for Ages 50 and better
April 15, 10 a.m. - noon $3
Explore the forests of Discovery Park with a nature guide. Search for signs of spring; listen for singing warblers; experience the different textures of the forest. Please register by calling 206-386-4236 or online at www.seattle.gov/parks.
Native Plant Walk April 17 2-4 p.m. Free
Discover some of the local plants that make our habitats healthy. Learn ways to identify these plants and even explore some of their uses by both animals and humans. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance by calling 206-386-4236 or online at www.seattle.gov/parks.
Family Low Tide Beach Walk, April 17 Noon -2 p.m. Free
Join Discovery Park as we explore the intertidal world of sea stars, moon snails, sea anemones and clams on the sandy south beach. This walk is perfect for families with small children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance by calling 206-386-4236 or online at www.seattle.gov/parks.
Magnolia Chamber General Meeting
meets the 4th Tuesday, 6:15 p.m., every month except August. Location and topic tba. Watch for it at www.magnoliachamber.org
The 2010 Childhaven Celebration
Luncheon features keynote speaker Sean Tuohy, the dad behind the inspiring hit film, "The Blind Side." Childhaven's largest fundraiser takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, and at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle. Portrayed by singer/actor Tim McGraw in the movie, Tuohy is the adoptive father of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager who went on to become a first-round draft pick NFL football player. Tuohy was a record-breaking basketball player before becoming a successful entrepreneur and NBA broadcaster. A $150 minimum donation is requested to support Childhaven and its efforts to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and heal children and families. For more information, go to www.childhaven.org/luncheon or call 206-957-4806.
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, April 8 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.
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.daniel@seattle.gov.
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.
Queen Anne Helpline's Annual Meeting
is at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, at the Helpline Office - 311 W. McGraw St. - The public is welcome to attend.
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.
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 kaceyk21@hotmail.com or visit www.readinginmagnolia.wordpress.com.
Free tax prep
AARP tax-aide volunteer counselors are eager to assist taxpayers in preparing and efiling tax returns. No age limit. No income limit. Call Magnolia Community Center 206-386-4235, 2550 34th Ave. W., or Queen Anne Library 206-386-4227, 400 W. Garfield, to make an appointment.
Magnolia Historical Society needs YOU!
We need your memories of living here in a time gone by, historical pictures 1900-1960s. We need new board members to help make Magnolia history! We can help you write, we will scan and return your photos. There will be a membership drive at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 17 and 6-8 p.m., April 20 at the Magnolia Library. Memberships this year will be free! There will be 25 "Magnolia: Making More Memories" books given away. Our general meeting on historic Magnolia properties (The Admiral's House and the West Point Lighthouse) will be May 27. For inquiries call 206-284-2430.
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
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.
Rotary is looking for another
homeowner in Magnolia to assist in April. The 20th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day will be Saturday, April 24. The Rebuilding Together organization will assist approximately 30 homeowners and nonprofit facilities in need with the help of 1,000 volunteers. Homeowners must be low-income and physically and/or financially unable to complete the repairs independently. Any homeowners or neighbors who are interested in the program can call 206-682-1231.
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 minckler1@comcast.net you can visit the Rainier Web site at www.rainiersbaseball.com.
Sustainable Magnolia
is also celebrating Earth Day with the Discovery Park Advisory Council, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Haven Illustrated! Magnolia's Jennifer Carlson, landscape architect, designer, illustrator and owner of Haven Illustrated, to learn how to create your own sustainable garden in a class and garden tour package. Visit www.sustainablemagnolia.org to fill out a form. The class is from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, at Discovery Park, and the garden tour is Saturday, May 15, rain or shine (dress accordingly). The class & tour package is $35; the class-only option is $20.
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.
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.
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-
2224. Bienvenidos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 meta_arts@earthlink.net 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.
Rotary Club
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.
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 gloriayoung@comcast.net 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.
Lions Club
meets at noon Tuesdays, at Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N. 206-282-0738.
Alcoholics Anonymous
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.
Senior Gathering
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]]