Uptown Alliance meets from 7-9 p.m.,
Thursday, Aug. 12 at The Uptown Neighborhood Center at 160 Roy St. The agenda: Ashley deForest from Metro Transit Planning will explain Metro's study of the Seattle Electric Trolley Bus Service. Learn how the decision to retain or drop the electric buses will be made.
• Paul Roybal of Metro Transit will speak about the bus stop plans for the D-Line RapidRide bus rapid transit service scheduled to begin service in Uptown in 2012.
• Dan Burke of the Uptown Alliance Planning & Transportation Committee will talk about how the funding of the Mercer West Project will be achieved. Mercer West is the final link in the two-way Mercer Corridor linking I-5, South Lake Union, Uptown, Elliott Ave., and the North Portal of the SR99 Deep Bore Tunnel.
Bayview Retirement Community
is seeking a volunteer choir director for its Chapel Choir, made up of BRC residents, which has sung at BRC's Sunday evening Vespers (a Christian worship service) for approximately 20 years. Weekly services resume in September (choir sings Sept. through May.) If interested, please contact Rev. Jan Anderson, Dept. of Pastoral Services, Bayview Retirement Community, 11 West Aloha St. 206-281-5749 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help paint a huge mural on the Dexter Way North underpass
Everyone is encouraged to participate in a community paint/week-end event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21 and Sunday Aug. 22. You can also join the crew of Urban Artworks from 12-5 p.m., Monday through Friday through Aug. 23. Drop in anytime and help as long as you want. Be sure to sign-in. Your volunteer hours will contribute to Queen Anne Murals' Department of Neighborhoods matching grant. Individuals and organized groups are encouraged to participate. If your group of four or more wants to participate Monday through Friday, call 206-285-4883 to reserve a time. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 206-285-4883 for information or directions. Volunteers are also welcome to meet with members of Queen Anne Murals at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18 at Bayview Retirement Community: 11 W. Aloha St. 10th Floor. For information call: 206-285-4883
Free stuff giveaway
and fresh brewed organic root beer (no fructose corn syrup) from 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, across the street from Metropolitan Market on Queen Anne Avenue North. Come by for free Aveda samples, treats for your dog, energy saving light-bulbs, and more! (while supplies last) Questions? Call Lisa at 206-285-3727.
The Queen Anne Community Council
will have its annual election at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22 at McClure Middle School. All adult residents and business owners of Queen Anne are members of the community and encouraged to run for the board, come to the meeting and to vote. The council represents Queen Anne to the political entities. Concerns include parks, transportation, land use, public safety, and social needs. The council needs to represent all citizens from all over Queen Anne, including renters, retirees, students and home owners. To file, please email Mike Warren at email@example.com. Include up to 50 words about your candidacy to be included in a voters sheet.
The Market Street Singers
Light Up the Stage with choral ensembles from opera and Broadway musicals. Guest soloists Michael Delos, Natalie Lerch, Brandon Higa and Christine Bell highlight this evening of stage favorites, a FREE event presented as part of the Ballard Art Walk. Begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 at Ballard First Lutheran Church, 2006 N.W. 65th St. For more information visit marketstreetsingers.org or call 206-465-3296.
A woman's guide to financial freedom seminar
from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25. George Andrade, Financial Advisor, Member SIPC, of Edward Jones is offering this free seminar at 313 W. McGraw St. in Queen Anne. To reserve a seat, or for further information, call Lisa at 206-285-3727.
Thursday Farmers Market
Local tomatoes, peaches, apricots, cherries, and berries. Organic and heirloom produce, free-range eggs and chicken, grass-fed meat, organic cheese, wild fish, unusual flowers, local honey and nuts, all direct from the producer, 3-7 p.m., Thursdays, on West Crockett Street. To learn more visit
U.S. Citizenship event
There will be a free information session hosted by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Chinese Information and Service Center, at International Family Center at 611 S. Lane St. The session is part of a larger USCIS initiative to help immigrants better understand the naturalization process, including the content of the new naturalization test, and to become familiar with free educational resources and materials available from the agency. The public is invited, and USCIS personnel will be on hand to discuss the naturalization process step-by-step. To learn more call 415-987-0191. Free notary public services
Offered by the Edward Jones office of George Andrade at 313 W. McGraw St. in Queen Anne. Every Wednesday between 2-4 p.m., with two forms of proper ID legitimate documents will be notarized free of charge. Questions? Call Lisa at 206-285-3727.
Fundraiser for Rainier Beach
featuring a screening of the award winning documentary, "Heart of Stone," is at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Southside Commons 3518 S. Edmunds St. The Rainier Beach High School Community for Youth Alumni Association is hosting the event and proceeds will go toward buying textbooks, computers and school supplies. Visit www.communityforyouth.org to learn more.
More than 2,000 cyclists are expected
to turn out Sept. 11 and 12 for the 2010 Bike MS Ride, presented by Point B. Starting from the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon, the ride follows scenic routes through Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, hosts the annual fundraiser, one of more than 100 rides across the country supporting multiple sclerosis programs and research. For more information or to register, go to www.bikeMSnorthwest.org or call 1-800-344-4867.
The 10th annual Uptown Stroll
takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 in Counterbalance Park at the corner of Roy Street and Queen Anne Avenue North. Artists who want to participate must fill out a registration form and mail it by Aug. 16. To get a form send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-283-9047.
Gardening, Miracles & Mercies
Do you enjoy gardening and want to join a Bible Study? Try this eight-week class sharing gardening tips & lessons from Scripture, 10 a.m., Wednesdays, through Aug. 25, at First Free Methodist at 3200 Third Ave. W. Questions? Call office 206-281-2240.
Ballard NW Senior Center events
FREE Wednesday Night at the Movies every Wednesday at 6 p.m. This week, "Flicka 2." Suggested donation $2.
AARP Mature Driver Safety
9 a.m., Aug. 25-26
Cars can get you from here to there and now to the center for a driving class. Work on driving with expert instructors and rule the road! Contact the Center for more information.
FREE Current Events Group
10:30 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays of each Month. Stay on top of the news. Discus the latest articles in the newspapers or the latest reports on television.
Life: "A maze or Amazing" Group
12:45 p.m., first and third Monday of each month. Do life's twists and turns have you in knots? This could be the group for you. Come get involved! Visit www.ballardseniorcenter.org to learn more.
Free notary public services
Offered by the Edward Jones office of George Andrade at 313 W. McGraw St. in Queen Anne. Every Wednesday between 2-4 p.m. with two forms of proper ID legitimate documents will be notarized free of charge. Questions? Call Lisa at 206-285-3727.
State Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson
is inviting 36th District constituents to take part in her weekly Coffee Hour with Mary Lou, Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Phinney Starbucks at 317 N. 67th St.
Garfield High School Class of 1965
is having its reunion Aug. 27-28. For more details, contact Doris Stephens-Hill 206-236-2738 or email@example.com
Dollars & Sense for Kids!
A two-hour Money Summer Camp for ages 7 -12 in Magnolia! Magnolia local and CPA, Jessica Andrews, is offering a fun, essential class for your children to learn about the basics of money and how it works. The interactive class explores checking and savings accounts, CDs, working hard for your money, saving, spending, giving, earning interest and how banks work. The camp is 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July at the Magnolia Community Center. Cost is $60. Classes are limited to 10 students. Call 206-245-3302 or visit www.jessicaandrewsinc.com.
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
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.seachordsmen.org or call 206-370-4085 for more information.
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.
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.
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.