QUEEN ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOUR
Queen Anne Elementary School (411 Boston St.) will have its school tour on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 9:45 to 11 a.m.; a Q-and-A session will follow. Register: ww.queenanneelementary.com
POET JENNIFER MAIER AT SPU
Seattle poet Jennifer Maier will read from her new book “Now, Now,” the latest volume in the Pittsburgh Poetry Series, on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Seattle Pacific University’s Art Center Gallery (3 W. Cremona St.).
Lower Queen Anne neighbors will gather on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to noon to clean up the neighborhood in recognition of Neighbor Appreciation Day. Meet at Counterbalance Park (2 Roy St.) at 9:30 a.m. for project assignments. Information: Dave, (425) 208-2558
FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSES
Queen Anne Fire Station 8 (110 Lee St.) and Magnolia Fire Station 41 (2416 34th Ave. W.) will open their doors for tours in celebration of Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
QACC PARKS COMMITTEE
The Queen Anne Community Council’s Parks Committee will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St.) to discuss the results of the three open house meetings presented by the Parks Legacy Committee as part of its public engagement plan. Information: Don Harper, (206) 281-9018
‘THE HISTORY OF MAGNOLIA BLVD.’
Writer Claudia Isquith and historian Mimi Sheridan will speak on “The History of Magnolia Boulevard” during the Magnolia Historical Society’s next meeting on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Lutheran Church (2414 31st Ave. W.). Board elections will also take place. Information: (206) 284-2430
McCLURE MIDDLE SCHOOL REUNION
McClure Middle School alumni from the 1960s are invited to attend and share their memories in celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary in April. Information: Eric Hanson, 285-4920 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE TAX PREPARATION AND E-FILING
AARP-certified counselors will assist taxpayers in preparing and e-filing tax returns on Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through April 11 at the Magnolia Community Center (2550 34th Ave. W.). No age or income restrictions. Drop-in assistance also available at Queen Anne Library (400 W. Garfield St.) on Wednesdays, from 1 to 5 p.m., through April 9. Appointment: (206) 386-4235 (Magnolia only)
LAWTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Lawton Elementary School (4000 27th Ave. W.) will have its evening open house on Feb. 26, starting at 6 p.m. Information: (206) 252-2130
THE ECLECTIC ART OF KRISTOL JONES
The Magnolia United Church of Christ (3555 W. McGraw St.) will showcase Kristol Jones’ mixed-media art, which she creates with found objects, through March 4. Information: www.magnoliaucc.org
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: Feb. 8), from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 100 W. Harrison St., North Tower, Suite 200. Information: Hana Binder, (240) 751-8388
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.