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.
A woman's guide to financial freedom seminar
The event runs 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.
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.
Big Day of Play
A free family-friendly event known as the Big Day of Play will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 at Magnuson Park, 400 Sand Point Way Northeast. The event will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk, followed by a 1K Run for children 10 and under. There will be music, activity booths, dancing, paddling and sailing, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and free raffle prizes. To register for the Fun/Walk visit: class.seattle.gov/parks.
Fundraiser for Rainier Beach
A screening of the award winning documentary, "Heart of Stone," will be 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.
Bayview Retirement Community
The facility 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 September through May.) If interested, please contact Rev. Jan Anderson, Dept. of Pastoral Services, Bayview Retirement Community, 11 West Aloha St. 206-281-5749 email: email@example.com
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.
More than 2,000 cyclists are expected
2010 Bike MS Ride on Sept. 11 and 12 will be 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
The stroll is at 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 fil
Ballard NW Senior Center events
FREE Wednesday Night at the Movies every Wednesday at 6 p.m. 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.
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.
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
Events will be held Aug. 27-28. For more details, contact Doris Stephens-Hill 206-236-2738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Youth football & cheerleading in Magnolia and Queen Anne
Registration is now open and space is limited to 25 players per team for the Interbay Eagles football & cheerleading. Please register online at www.seattleinterbayfootball.org/register.htm. For 2010, the Seattle Interbay Eagles will field youth football teams in the 89er, Midget, PeeWee and Bantam divisions (ages 7 - 14). The Eagles will field one cheerleading squad ages 6-11. Practices start on Aug. 9 and run daily from 5 to 7 p.m. at Interbay Field: 3027 17th Ave W.
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
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
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 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
The choir 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.
Scout Troops Recruiting for new members
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!
TROOP 72 wants you to "Get Off The Hill." Where on Queen Anne can you canoe 70 miles, raft for 3 days or sleep in a snow cave? Boy Scout Troop 72 is looking for 11-17 year old boys who like adventurous outdoor activities, to "Be Prepared" through qualified leadership and training, and have fun while building character and leadership skills. See www.troop72Seattle.org for photos, videos and information about joining scouts, or call Scoutmaster David Rice at 206-284-7999.
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
The 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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Seattle Area Rotary Clubs
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