CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING

Queen Anne Boy Scouts Troop No. 70 will collect clean Christmas trees (no ornaments, tinsel or flocking) for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 4. Trees do not need to be cut up. Suggested donation of $15-$25 (checks only, payable to Troop 70), in resealable plastic bags attached to tree trunk. Pickup area: W. McGraw St., south to W. Olympic Place (Aloha St. on east side of Queen Anne Ave.) and Eighth Ave. W., east to Fifth Ave. N. Donations also welcome: Troop 70, 1817 Third Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109. Information: Louisa, (206) 335-8528 

PREVIEW LECTURE FOR VERDI’S ‘RIGOLETTO’

Seattle Opera will preview its upcoming production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with a lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Queen Anne Library (400 W. Garfield St.), from 2 to 3 p.m. The lecture will include recorded musical excerpts. Admission is free.

GLOBAL FAMILY ADVENTURES INFORMATIONAL NIGHT

The family travel company will host an informational night on Wednesday, Jan. 8, to share overviews and itineraries for two summer 2014 China tours. The event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Language Link office (1507 Queen Anne Ave. N.). Reservations: info@globalfamilytravels.com 

QUEEN ANNE LIBRARY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

The Queen Anne Library (400 W. Garfield St.) will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Jan. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Festivities include an exhibit of vintage fashions, music and children’s crafts. All are free. Information: (206) 386-4227

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

The Alzheimer’s Association has a free support group for those who are caring for people with memory loss. Participants will receive information on care management, available services and current research and treatment options. The support group will take place the second Saturday of each month (next meeting: Jan. 11), from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 100 W. Harrison St., North Tower, Suite 200. Information: Hana Binder, (240) 751-8388

ROTARY CLUB OF MAGNOLIA

The group 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. Information: magnoliarotary.org.

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 

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 

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.

EMERALD CITY TOASTMASTERS

The Emerald City Toastmasters meet every Thursday at noon at 415 Bell St. to help people overcome their speaking fears and improve communication skills. Information: Kathleen Klein, (206) 781-2615; or tinyurl.com/3aut4u4