Bulletin Board

Poets Donald Kentop and Joannie Kervran Stageland will read from their work Feb. 15, 7 p.m. at Queen Anne Avenue Books, 1811 Queen Anne Ave. N. 283-5624.

Queen Anne Little League offers baseball for boys and girls 7-18 and fastpitch softball for girls 7-16 (age 6 with one year of tee-ball). Register online or get registration form at QA Community Center, Video Isle or Ken's Market. Registration ends March 5; register by Feb. 18 for low $80 rate. For more information, see www.qasports.org/baseball or contact Alan Ross, arross@ stoel.com or 284-8789, or Lynn Beaumont at newhatdsl@msn.com or 283-7909.

Tee-Ball comes to QALL this spring for 5- and 6-year-olds who live on Queen Anne. Season runs April 15-end of May. Participants must be at least 5 by July 31, 2005. Register by March 25; cost is $50. For information, visit www.qasports.org/baseball or contact Melinda Gausem 286-0147 or megause@comcast.net

Saturday Night Community, 5 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, is an opportunity for worship and learning tailored toward younger adults and young families. Children of all ages are warmly welcomed along with their parents. 3200 Third Ave. W., 281-2240.

Queen Anne-Magnolia Lions Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N. (just east of the Space Needle). Visitors are invited, but call ahead: 282-0738.

Rotary Club of Queen Anne meets at noon every Tuesday at Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N. For details, call 352-2805.

Al Anon for families and friends of alcoholics meets every Monday and Friday, noon-1 p.m., First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W. 625-0000.

Senior Gathering meets 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays at Queen Anne Presbyterian Church, Fifth Ave. W. & W. Howe St. Complimentary luncheon. 283-6644.

Become a better public speaker and sharpen communication skills. SuccessMasters, a Queen Anne Toastmasters club, meets noon Wednesdays to help people 157 W. Roy St. Visit seattlesuccessmasters.org

The Crafty Ladies gather at Queen Anne Community Center, 1915 First Ave. W., 2-4 p.m. Thursdays to sew, knit or crochet hats for chemo patients or do individual proj-ects. Materials provided. Tim, 684-4240.

Come help pack food for the poor Feb. 19 with Queen Anne United Methodist Church and Northwest Harvest, noon-2 p.m. Meet at the NW Harvest warehouse in Magnolia or beforehand at the church, 1610 Fifth Ave. W. 282-4307.

Cappella Romana, internationally known vocal chamber ensemble, will perform "Music of Byzantium: The Fall of Constantinople," a program of 14th- and 15th-century works, at Seattle Pacific University on March 3, 7 p.m. First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W. Tickets: $20 general, $8 students, 1-866-822-7735 or www.cappellaromana.org

The new Trumeau College of the Arts is hosting an arts conference, open to the public, March 11-12. Besides an art show and demos, there will be a talk by Don Miller, author of "Blue Like Jazz." Faculty members and others will hold semi-nars. 1716 Second Ave. N., 285-3866, www.trumeau.info

Magnolia Bridge Replacement project will be updated by SDOT at the Design Advisory Group committee meeting today, Feb. 2, 4-5:30 p.m., Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W. McGraw St.

Online registration for Little League Baseball and Girls Fastpitch Softball

runs through Feb 6. For details, visit www.magnolialittleleague.com

Last chance! Karen's Place Playground will be selling $75 paver tiles for the last time until Feb.15. The Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W., has all the paperwork and can accept cash, checks and credit cards. All proceeds support the playground. Details: 286-1908.

Conversation Café meets at Q Café 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Mondays each month. 3223 15th Ave. W.

Celebrate Vietnamese Lunar New Year Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 5-6. The Tet Festival rings in the Year of the Rooster with firecrackers, a lion dance and an activity-filled weekend. The theme "Vietnamese Folklore and Legends" is explored through music, dance, martial arts and exhibits. For a schedule, visit www. tetinseattle.org.

'Adapting Your Dog to a New Baby' is a low-cost workshop for dog owners readying themselves for parenthood. Thursday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Grace-winds Perinatal Services, 1421 N.W. 70th St. (www.gracewindsperinatal.com). Cost: $15 - don't bring the dog!

A Valentine-making workshop will be offered by Fremont Arts Council on Friday, Feb. 4, 5-10 p.m. at The Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N. It's free, and all ages are welcome (though children need to be accompanied by an adult). Some materials, tools and light snacks are provided. Details: 547-7440 or www.fremontartscouncil.org

Artist Trust's 17th annual auction to help fund its programs and services for Washington state artists is Sunday, Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave. N. This champagne brunch raises more than $150,000 each year and affords a look at (acquiring) artworks by some 220 established and emerging artists. Tickets: $75, $100, $125, 467-8734 ext. 16 or www. artisttrust.org. There's also an opening party Thursday, Feb. 3, 7-10 p.m. ($10 donation requested) and an informal, free walk-through with guest curators Saturday, Feb. 5, 4 & 5 p.m.

Cats and kittens from Seattle Animal Shelter's foster-care program will be available for adoption Feb. 12 at the Crown Hill School, 9250 14th Ave. N.W., Classroom 6, noon-3 p.m. Adoption fees are $82-$87, payable by cash or check. Details: Call 386-PETS or visit www. seattleanimalshelter.org

Bereaved Parent Peer Support Group, sponsored by The Compassionate Friends has monthly meetings: second Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m., Unity Church, 200 Eighth Ave. N. No religious affiliation; siblings and grandparents welcome. For more information, call 782-9101.

Senior Rights Assistance responds to King County grandparents and other kin, age 60 or older, who live with and are primary caregivers of children age 18 or younger, providing custody and other legal information, referrals and advocacy for unpaid family caregivers. There is no charge for these services. Individuals who want information or services should call 448-5720.

Newcomers of Greater Seattle,a social organization for those new to the area, holds its luncheon meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at an area restaurant. For information, phone 364-4277 or 443-1997.

Is starting a business with a partner right for you? Cathy Stevens and Wendy Dore, owners of the Marketing Partners, will discuss building a successful business partnership during the Association for Women in Communications' Seattle Professional Chapter dinner meeting Feb. 16 at the UW Waterfront Activities Center. Networking at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and speakers from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost: $15 AWC, $20 non-members, $5 for AWC student chapter members. RSVP by noon Feb. 14 via awcseattle@ qwest.net or 654-2929.

Gamblers Anonymous meets every Saturday, 5 p.m., at Fellowship Hall, 2701 E. Cherry St. and every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St. Call 361-8413 for information.

Roosevelt High School Orchestra's annual performance of 'Peter and the Wolf' is Saturday, Feb. 5, 3 p.m. at the former Lincoln High School, N. 44th & Wood-lawn Ave. N. Tickets, at the door: $5 per person or $10 per family. For more information, call Anna Edwards, 252-4948.

10th Summer Opportunity Showcase will be Feb. 10, 5-8 p.m. at The Bush School. This camp fair features more than 90 local, regional and national programs geared towards ages 9-19. 3400 E. Harrison St. For more information, visit www.bush.edu/sos or phone 322-7978.

'Another Day in Baghdad,' a play by David A.Tucker II, will have its world première at North Seattle Community College's Stage One, previewing Feb. 10, opening Feb. 11 and running through Feb. 27. 9600 College Way North, Seattle. For more information, call 527-3661.


Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking volunteers to offer services throughout King County. A volunteer orientation will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300. Open to anyone interested in learning about hospice and the Providence volunteer program. Attendance at orientation and preregistration is required prior to attending the 40-hour training sessions, which begin Feb. 22. For more information, call the 24-hour hotline at 320-7169.

Join Literacy Council of Seattle and become a tutor. If you speak, read and write English, you can learn to tutor second-language learners. Classes in downtown Seattle are Saturdays, Jan. 15 and 22 (Part 1), 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. To sign up, call 233-9720 or e-mail 3278@literacyprogram.org

Downtown Seattle's Food Bank and Senior Center is in need of volunteers. The food bank is open for distribution Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; volunteers are needed Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for various duties (receiving deliveries, re-packaging bulk foods, distributing food to clients, light office duties, etc.). Call Stephanie Druxman, 626-6462, or check www.figgypudding.org[[In-content Ad]]