QUEEN ANNE BOOK CO.
The Queen Anne Book Co. (1811 Queen Anne Ave. N.) will host Michael Sheldon (“The Violent Crow: A Bruno X Psychic Detective Mystery”) for a reading and book signing on July 28 at 7 p.m., and Sara Zin (“The Starving Artist Cookbook”) for a reading and tasting on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Information: www.qabookco.com or (206) 284-2427
The Narthex Gallery presents Artists Outside the Box from July 13 to Sept. 11. A group showing of local artists in oils, acrylics, watercolor, colored pencil, mixed media. Meet the artists on July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Magnolia United Church of Christ (3555 W. McGraw St). Information: www.magnoliaucc.org.
COUNTERCULTURE NIGHT OUT
A free clothing exchange and swap will be part of the Uptown Counterculture Night Out in Counterbalance Park (at the corner of Queen Anne Avenue and Roy Street) on Aug. 2. Clothing will be accepted in the park starting at 4 p.m., while Night Out activities start at 5 p.m. Bring your clean, lightly used clothes and accessories for trade. Musty, stinky clothes are no fun to paw through. No one is required to bring something, or to take something. If you can use it, take it. No money will be used and no dealers during the event. Leftovers will be donated to local thrift stores. Reduce, reuse, and recycle! Information: (206) 499-2795.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTY
The Church of Scientology is holding its annual block party to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6-9 pm, featuring a live band, games for kids, a balloon artist and BBQ. Location is: 300 W. Harrison Street. “Night Out” is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. It is a great chance to learn about crime prevention, while also celebrating your community and spending time with your neighbors. Information: Ann Pearce, (206) 284-0604.
MAGNOLIA MANOR PARK
The Friends of Magnolia Manor Park (FMMP) invite the community to share in completing the community-developed Preferred Site Plan for the park. Three-quarters complete this year! Off-leash area: DONE! P-Patch: DONE! Connecting both with path that encircles most of the reservoir: THIS YEAR! Open the East Hill: FINAL STAGE TO COMPLETE! Information: www.magnoliamanorpark.org.
MAGNOLIA ART EXPERIENCE
Intern Positions—- seeking mature teens with interest in the literary, preforming and/or visual arts to serve as interns for MAX. Be in the Summerfest Parade Aug. 6, work our art table there, help with the Saturday Farmers Market art table, assist in art classes, do other organizational/art tasks as needed. Free lunch and community service hours. Information: Scott Ward, at Magnolia United Church of Christ, (206) 283-1788 or email: www.scottwardart.com
Fountainhead Gallery (625 W. McGraw St.) will exhibit the works of graduates of the Gage Academy of Art in July. Information: (206) 285-4467
QUEEN ANNE ART WALK
The Queen Anne Art Walk takes place August 6 (first Saturday) in the businesses along McGraw and Crockett streets between Sixth and Seventh avenues, from 4 to 7 p.m.
ALZHEIMER’S LGBT CAREGIVER GROUP
The Alzheimer’s Association hosts an LGBT caregiver support group on August 9 (second Tuesday), from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Uptown. Information: Jan Leonard, (206) 794-4047 or www.alzwa.org
The Interbay Artwalk takes place August 12 (second Friday), with various artists at Interbay Worklofts (1631 15th Ave. W.). Information: www.grayskygallery.com/#/artwalk
QUEEN ANNE MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Queen Anne Meaningful Movies will have its next screening on August 13 (second Saturday), starting at 7 p.m. at the Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 Fifth Ave. W.). Donation. Information: meaningfulmovies.org/neighborhoods/queen-anne
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a caregiver support group on August 16 (third Tuesday), from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 100 W. Harrison St., Suite N200 (North Tower). Information: Linda Whiteside, (206) 529-3875 or www.alzwa.org
UPTOWN ART WALK
The Uptown Art Walk has a rotating group of merchants featuring artists and vendors, on the third Thursday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m.; the next one takes place August 16. Information: www.uptownartwalk.org
QUEEN ANNE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The council will meet next on Sept. 7, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (first Wednesday of each month, except August) at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St.). The public is welcome to join, for discussions on land use, public safety, parks, transportation, and more. Information: www.qacc.net.
MAGNOLIA/QUEEN ANNE DISTRICT COUNCIL
The district council will meet next on September 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. (second Monday of each month, except August and November. Locations alternate between Magnolia and Queen Anne. Information: Laurie Ames, (206) 684-0320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YOGA FROM THE WEB
The Queen Anne Community Center (1901 First Ave. W.) is offering its new Yoga from the Web class, with instructional videos and more, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Information: (206) 386-4240
TOAST OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS
Toast of the Town Toastmasters meet on Thursdays to practice public speaking skills in a friendly and welcoming environment. The meetings take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 Fifth Ave. W.). Information at www.toastofthetowntoastmasters.org
MAGNOLIA CARD AND BOARD GAME CLUB
The Magnolia Card and Board Game group meets every Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Serendipity Café (3222 W. McGraw St.). Information: Judy, (206) 284-3911; Annette, (206) 285-3717
ROTARY CLUB OF MAGNOLIA
The group meets for lunch meetings at noon on Thursdays at Palisade restaurant (2601 W. Marina Place). Free parking available. Guest speakers at each meeting. Information: magnoliarotary.org
EMERALD CITY TOASTMASTERS
The Emerald City Toastmasters meet every Thursday at noon at the Belltown Community Center (415 Bell St.) to help people overcome their speaking fears and improve communication skills. Information: Kathleen Klein, (206) 781-2615; or tinyurl.com/aut+4u4
SENIOR INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE
The Magnolia Community Center (2550 34th Ave. W.) is offering Senior Intermediate Bridge (Party and Duplicate) on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register/information: Janet Ray, (206) 300-8559
FOOT CARE THURSDAYS
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 ESL LESSONS
Free, individual ESL lessons are available, with flexible scheduling. Information: Delores, (206) 323-3625