UPTOWN ALLIANCE MEETING

The Uptown Alliance will meet on July 10 to discuss the Urban Design Framework charrette, incentive zoning and parklet planning. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Expo Building’s community room (100 Republican St.).

FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Queen Anne Helpline is seeking volunteer crossing guards (age 16 and older) to helps walkers and runners participating in the annual Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk on July 12. Volunteers also needed to help at the start or finish line. Information: Ann Pearce, (206) 284-0604

MAGNOLIA/QA DISTRICT COUNCIL

The Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council will take its meeting on July 14 outdoors to Magnolia Manor Park P-Patch (3500 28th Ave. W.), with a potluck dinner, from 7 to 9 p.m. Agenda includes the proposed art project on the grain terminal and a showcase of the Neighborhood Matching Fund program. Information: Lauren, lauren.balter@gmail.com

LOCAL ARTISTS NEEDED

Magnolia’s Summerfest is seeking local artists (youths and adults) to participate in various media in the Aug. 1-2 art show. Youths allowed one free entry; adults allowed up to three entries for fee. Deadline to register is July 16. Information: www.magnoliasummerfest.org.

CHAMBERS AFTER-HOURS

The Magnolia and Queen Anne chambers will join those from Ballard and Fremont for an after-hours event on July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Highliner Pub & Grill (3909 18th Ave. W.). Information: (206) 283-6876

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Queen Anne Boy Scout Troop 70 is sponsoring a community blood drive on July 26 at Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 Fifth Ave. W.), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointment: www.psbc.org (select BSA Troop 70 – Queen Anne Community”); information: Jim Grane, (206) 282-6861

QUEEN ANNE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The Queen Anne Community Council will meet next on Aug. 6 (first Wednesday), from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St.). Information: queenannecc.blogspot.com

QACC PARKS COMMITTEE        

The Queen Anne Community Council’s Parks Committee will meet next on Sept. 9. For questions that cannot wait until then, call Don Harper (206-281-9018).

MAGNOLIA COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The Magnolia Community Council will meet next on Sept. 11 (second Thursday in January, March, May, September through November), from 7 to 9 p.m. at Blaine K-8 School (2550 34th Ave. W. Information: magnoliacommunityclub.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

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

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

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