BULLETIN BOARD | Jan. 9, 2013


The Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W., will host a block-watch meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. A Seattle Police officer will attend to speak on crime prevention in the community. The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: Myrna Eden, mepianola@gmail.com



The Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W. McGraw St., will screen the documentary “Telling Amy’s Story,” about the domestic violence/homicide that took place Nov. 8, 2001, on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. New Beginning’s Erin Pankow is the featured speaker. For more about the film, visit telling.psu.edu.



DebateAble, an after-school debate program for fourth- and fifth-grade students attending

Queen Anne and Magnolia public schools, will have its first inter-school debate tournament on Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. The program is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions such as judges, timers, registration and set-up/clean-up. If you are interested, contact Christine Segat at (206) 301-9507 or christine@debateablekids.com. Information:




The Friends of Southwest Queen Anne Greenbelt and the Seattle Parks Foundation will replant holiday trees donated by neighbors, on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. The trees, which are 2 to 5 feet tall, will be planted along the greenbelt. Volunteers will meet at West Howe Street and Elliott Avenue West. RSVP: Lee, (206) 332-9900, Ext. 16



The McClure Middle School PTSA will have a general meeting on Jan. 23, starting at 6 p.m., in the school cafeteria (1915 First Ave. W.). The meeting will include a screening of the documentary “Race to Nowhere,” about school stress and academic burnout. Advance registration is requested: www.racetonowhere.com/screenings/mcclure-middle-school.



The Queen Anne Helpline is looking for front-desk volunteers who can answer phones, assists clients and help with clerical tasks. Volunteers must be computer-proficient, friendly and comfortable working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Hours needed: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday or Friday; training provided. Information: (206) 282-1540 or volunteer@queenannehelpline.org. 



ParentMap is once again sponsoring Preschool Previews, which features allows parents to research the early learning options in their community, under one roof. Thirty preschools in West, Central and South Seattle will be featured at the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse (2811 Mount Rainier Drive S.), from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 13. Forty preschools in North Seattle/Shoreline will be featured at Shoreline Community College (16101 Greenwood Ave. N.), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16.  Both events are free and include parent education consultations, children’s activities and child care. Information: www.parentmap.com



The Ballard NW Senior Center, 5429 32nd Ave. N.W., has a foot-care specialist providing care on Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an appointment, call (206) 297-0403. 


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.     

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 to 8 p.m. at Serendipity Café, 3222 W. McGraw St. Information: Judy, (206) 284-3911; Annette, (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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