Community Calendar

Deadline for receiving items for Calendar is Noon Friday for the following week’s
Tribune. Events are published based on timeliness and space availability. Email
calendar submissions to:

Items can be accepted from nonprofit groups and government agencies only.

Events at Salmon Bay Eagles:
Dinner & Music

Thurs., Aug. 21, 6 p.m. Beverly & Thomas are cooking up a gourmet Hungarian Beer Stew. $8/person. 7 p.m: Chris Stevens & The Surf Monkeys will play the Social Room. 1 lb. T-Bone Steak Dinner

Fri., Aug. 22, 6 p.m. Sign up at the Eagles bar (only 40 spots) for Mike Haldeman’s
dinner. $14/person with all proceeds to benefit Medic One.
Ballard High School Class of 1989 25th Reunion
Ballard Elks on Shilshole
6411 Seaview Ave. NW

Sat., Aug. 23, 7 p.m to midnight. Cash bar, 80s DJ. Food will not be provided at this
event, please eat before you arrive. $30/per person in advance or $35/per person at door (cash only, please bring exact amount).
Pianos in the Parks Celebrates Puget Sound’s Love for Outdoors & Music
Discover Seattle & King County Parks through Music and Art with 20 Painted Pianos in 20 Parks & Open Spaces through August 2014. See 20 artistically enhanced pianos created by Gage Academy of Art faculty, students and friends. These pianos will be auctioned off. Find a piano at Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave N.W. For other parks & pianos: /

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group
Swedish Medical Center, Ballard Campus
3 North Conference Room
5300 Tallman Ave. N.W.
3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m.--Noon. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss. For details: facilitator, Janelle Jensen at 724-513-0234.

Alzheimer’s Cafe Monthly Social
Ampersand Pantry & Cafe
424 N. 85th St.
Second Tuesday of month, 3:30-5 p.m. A cafe for people with memory loss and their care partners. There is no cost other than the food that is ordered. There is musical entertainment and lots of fun. Parking available at the Greenwood Senior Center which is in walking distance, or at the Bank of America lot just west of the cafe. This is a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Greenwood Senior Center. For info
Carin Mack at 206-297-0875.

Wednesday Improv Comedy Jam
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Ave. N.
Every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. Cost: $5-$10 (sliding scale to keep it affordable for all). Comedy-Sportz hosts a drop-in improv class. A fun and friendly environment where everyone can learn the art of creating hilarious improvised scenes and characters. Beginners to seasoned comedy veterans welcome. More info: or email

Volunteer Publicist Needed!
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N. 85th St.
We are looking for someone savvy in the ways of spreading the word. Strong writing
and communication skills needed, as well as the ability to manage our Facebook page, blog and Twitter accounts, in addition to general knowledge of local print and web media. Interested parties can contact LeAnne Chow, Volunteer Coordinator at the Greenwood Senior Center. or 206.297.0875.

Exercise Class at Leif Erikson Lodge
2245 N.W. 57th St.
Every Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., in auditorium. Professional exercise consultant and trainer Audrey Pan Collins leads a 45-minute light workout that includes aerobics, strength training, coordination, balance and brainpower. $3 fee per class attended, walk-ins welcome and open to the public.
Widow/Widower Information Consultation Service
Landmark Retirement - social hall
5433 Leary Ave. N.W.

Every Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. Lost a spouse? WICS provides a supportive
environment and practical assistance to widowed persons during their adjustment to the loss of a spouse by death and into their lives as single persons. Information at or 206-241-5650.

Free Nia Fitness Class
Amazing Grace Spiritual Center
2007 N.W. 61st St.
Every Friday, 10-11 a.m. Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels, the first class is free. Nia is a barefoot fitness fusion blending martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts, along with world music sounds into an hour fitness fusion that is geared for “everybody.” Practiced globally, Nia is designed to work with everybody and every fitness level. Contact Deborah at

Volunteer at Swedish Ballard 5300 Tallman Ave. N.W. Come join our great team and support patients, visitors and staff at the Ballard campus. Volunteer opportunities at our Patient Info/Escort desks, Gift Shop & various departments within the hospital. For info or application contact Carole at 206 781-6227 or

Volunteers Needed at Golden Gardens Park
8300 Golden Gardens Drive N.W.
2nd Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-Noon. Come help restore the forest. Contact: or Doug at 206-794-4520.

Volunteer Lunch Cook Needed
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N. 85th St.
Mondays, 9-1 p.m. We are looking for someone interested in menu planning,
ingredients shopping, and working with a team to prepare and serve the meal to about 20 seniors, 2-3 times a month on Mondays. Contact LeAnne Chow, or 206-297-0875.

Ballard Senior Center
5429 32nd Ave. N.W.
Health Clinics
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10-1 p.m. Free drop in clinic. Blood pressure,
diabetes checks, and consultations are now provided by Ballard Care & Rehabilitation Center’s RN and specialists.
Movement Disorder Support Group
Every 4th Thursday, 12:30 p.m.
Have Parkinson’s? Multiple Sclerosis? Other movement disorders? Join us to share
what has helped you to manage your condition, resources which have been useful, and to learn from each other. This is the ONLY group of its kind in the area.

Acrylics Class
Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Taught by artist Joanne Hansen. Learn acrylic painting techniques and create your own art work. Please bring any supplies you have. Some supplies provided. $10/Class

Collage Class
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Collage is the art of taking different pieces of art and combining them into a new form, it allows for endless possibilities. Joanne Hansen, an experienced collage artist is your instructor. Supplies provided. $6/Class Drawing Class
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor Howard Hansen demonstrates drawing techniques and skills that will have you creating landscapes and seascapes in no time! A one-time supply fee of $12.

Knitting & Crocheting
Friday’s 1-3 p.m.
Learn knitting and crocheting skills to create your own handmade wares from Praveena
Patel, a professional knitter and crotchetier and experienced instructor.

Watercolor Class
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Taught by well-known Ballard artist and instructor Susan Schneider. Beginners and
drop-ins welcome. Learn basic techniques to advanced skills. Please bring materials.
Some materials provided. $10/Class
Quilter’s Group

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Practice basic to advanced skills. Sewing machine and some materials provided. FREE
Scratch Lunch Meals

Monday-Friday, noon-1 p.m. Enjoy Thai Coconut Chicken one day, and Champagne
Poached salmon the next. All lunches & dinners at the Dining Room & Cafe are made from scratch, prepared by hand, and cooked to perfection. Over 60 years/$3 donation, and under 60/$6 fixed price.
Fall Prevention Exercises

Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn and practice exercises that are specifically designed to strengthen those muscles that are key to giving us good balance and decreasing our risk of falling.
Personal Computer Lessons

Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.
Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Get get one on one help to answer questions and learn computer skills, cell phone
knowhow, and IPad knowledge from experienced teachers. Call for an appointment. $5
Foot Care & Nail Salon

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Nurse Carolyn is here to help you take care of your feet. Call for an appointment.
$20/members or $25/non-members. Also on the third Thursday of the month we have a
free Nail Salon from 10-1:00 p.m. Greenwood Senior Center
525 N. 85th Street

Ongoing Classes:
Bridge (Contact) Players Wanted
Mon., 11-3pm; Wed. & Fri., 12:30-3:30pm. All Levels welcome, and instruction is
provided for beginners. Suggested donation of $1. Questions? Call Dave 206.941.3743.
One-on-One Computer Mentoring for Seniors
Various weekly hours, by appointment only at 206-297-0875, ongoing. $3 suggested donation. Seniors, are you having problems on your personal computer and not sure how to find the answers? Sign up for an hour-long session and receive personalized help. Volunteer computer mentors will work with you to improve your skills. bring your own laptop, or use one of our Windows lab computers.

Computer Open Lab: Group Mentoring by Linda Boyd
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.--Noon. Free. Join this group to get some extra help with your
various computer needs in our computer lab. Get assistance with MS Word or Excel
projects, navigating the internet or getting control of your email files.

Cell Phone Mentoring
By appointment only, call 206-297-0875 for date & time. $5 suggested donation. Do you want help figuring out how to use your cell phone? Get your specific questions answered. Schedule a half-hour appointment for one-on-one help. Bring your own cell phone and preferably your user manual.

Spanish Class for Learners of all Levels
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - Noon, ongoing. Spanish language learners of all ability levels are welcome. Our facilitator, Octavio Fernandez, creates an environment in which learners of all language ability levels can feel successful. Participants are invited to join this special group where learning happens through both actively engaging and simply being immersed in the language. Donations gladly accepted.
Line Dancing for all Levels

Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. ongoing. Weekly drop-in. $6/PNA Member, $8/public. In this easy, upbeat class, you’ll explore some Zumba, western and rock & roll inspired line dancing moves. It’s great for everyone who loves music. Benefits include increased flexibility, brain enhancement, better balance and stronger muscles. All levels are welcome.

Talk Time
Monday, 10:30-noon, Ongoing. Free. Join this conversation group for English language learner. This group aims to provide a safe and relaxed environment where participants can practice English and connect with the community. All are welcome to this drop-in group, so come when you can. Line Dance Class - Beginners

Tuesdays, Ongoing, 12:30-1 p.m. Learn beginning line dance moves. $3/PNA
members, $4/Public. The all-levels dance class follows.

Drawing and Painting
Wednesdays, Ongoing, 10-noon. Beginning and intermediate participants who want to learn the basics of drawing and painting. Bring basic art materials to class and the instructor will help create a future supply list. $10 PNA member/$12 public.

Watercolor Painting
Wednesdays, Ongoing, 1-4 p.m. Some experience is necessary. Bring your own
supplies. Fee due for each class. $15 PNA member/$18 public.
Line Dance Class - All Levels

Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. Ongoing. Learn line dances to swing, rock and roll, waltz,
zydeco, and western. Different dances each month. $6 PNA member/$8 public.

Spanish Class for Learner of All Levels
Wednesdays, Ongoing, 10-noon. Join this special group where learning happens
through both actively engaging and simply being immersed in the language. All
language ability levels. Donations gladly accepted.

It’s About Time Writers Reading Series
Ballard Branch, Seattle Public Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
2nd Thursday of month, 6-7:45 p.m. Beginning & experienced writers and poets read their work. Starts with open mic. Free.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Ballard Senior Center
5429 32nd Ave. N.W.
2nd & 4th Monday, 12:30-2 p.m. Support groups for caregivers provide a consistent and caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and problems of caregiving and educate themselves about Alzheimer’s disease. Contact: Scott Theisen 206-297-0403.

Meditation on the Inner Light
N.W. Activity Center
5429 32nd Ave. N.W.
2nd Sunday of month, 12:30 p.m. History of meditation. Learn a new and different
meditation technique. Class is followed by a delicious vegetarian meal and
refreshments. All is free of charge. North End Flower Club Meeting
United Evangelical Free Church
1420 N.W. 80th St.
First Friday of month, 10-2 p.m. Catered lunch $12. Programs include horticulture and flower design speakers. Community projects are included throughout the year. For information email

Volunteer Spanish Teacher Needed
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N. 85th St.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Seeking fluent or native Spanish speaker to teach our
beginning/intermediate Spanish class. Contact LeAnne Chow, or 206-297-0875.

Volunteer Drivers Needed
Seattle Parks & Recreation Lifelong Recreation department needs volunteer drivers for day trips for participants aged 50+. Training is provided for the 10-12 passenger vans.
Call Mary at 206-935-2162.

Host a Foreign Exchange Student
Explore new cultures without leaving your home. International Student Exchange is a nonprofit organization that needs you to be a host family in August. Call Jamin at 360-661-0552. or

Toastmasters - Ballard Speakeasy Club
Ballard Baptist Church-lower level
2004 N.W. 63rd St.
Meets every Tuesday from 7-8:15 a.m. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. Info: Dave 206-941-3743.

Don’t Wait - Donate=Tax Deduction
Northwest Center ‘Big Blue Truck’
at the old Sunset Bowl
1420 N.W. Market St.
Open Saturdays & Sundays, 10-4 p.m. Clean out your closets and drop off your
reusable clothing and household items at the donation station. or (800) 992-2060.

Nordic stories
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 N.W. 67th St.
206-789-5707 First Tuesdays, 10–11 a.m. Join us for Nordic Stories, geared toward stay-at-home
parents and their preschool aged children.

Emotions Anonymous
St. Paul’s Church
6512 12th Ave. N.W., Room 1
Saturdays, 6 p.m. Join us in this 12-step group, to give and get support. For information
467.9027 or visit

The Dream of America
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 N.W. 67th St.
“The Dream of America” exhibit is an interactive path that traces the journey of a Nordic immigrant from Scandinavia to Ellis Island, and into the American frontier. Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 students K-12, children under 5 free.

Loyal Heights Community Center
2101 N.W. 77th St.
Wednesdays 12:30–2:30 p.m. Bring your friends, family, toddlers and more for this fun and exciting time. Bring your paddle and be ready to compete. Open for all levels of experience. Cost: $2.

Ballard Baptist Church
2004 N.W. 63rd St.
Come conquer your public speaking concerns. For information visit or (206) 941-3743. Email

Men’s club
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N. 85th St.
Second and fourth Tuesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. $3/PNA member, $5/non-member.
Socialize, discuss issues, hear speakers, take part in outside activities and gather
information on a variety of interesting topics.

Volunteer opportunities
Foss Home and Village
13023 Greenwood Ave. N. Volunteers needed Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. to escort residents to Foss Beauty Salon.
Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. to staff the Foss Gift Shop, and Thursdays 1-3 p.m. to assist with resident birthday parities. To volunteer call Carolyn Fuson at 834.2586.

Volunteer opportunities
Carkeek Park
950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd.
Fourth Monday of month. CAN (Carkeek Area Neighbors) is a committee of the park
Advisory Council, and is open to the public. For info 782.7054.
Court appointed advocates
Train to become a volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Must be 21 or older, have excellent references and attend 28 hours of training. For more information call 206-296-1120 or e-mail

WICS support group
Ballard Landmark Inn
5433 Leary Ave. N.W.
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Support group for widows and widowers through Widowed
Information and Consultation Services (WICS). Open to all, regardless of the time since death. Suggested donation $5, no one will be refused for a lack of funds. For
information call Doug at 441.9490.

Propose a neighborhood project
Have ideas for neighborhood improvements? Propose a project today. The
Neighborhood Projects Funds can be used for small-scale improvements such as
sidewalk repair, traffic circles and traffic calming, sidewalks, school zone speed limit signs, playground improvements, etc.

Ballard Giving Gardens
Change your grass to gardens. Using French intensive and master gardener methods I can help you recycle unwanted grassy areas into highly productive sustainable vegetable gardens. For more information call Jeff at 789.3168.

Now recruiting scouts
Boy Scout Troop 125 is now recruiting boys ages 11–17. For more information go to or call 781.8978.
Seeking singersThe Market Street Singers, a Ballard community choir, invites choral singers to join us for the winter into spring season. Call 297.3228 or visit

Big Brothers Big SistersBig Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound has several program options that you can choose to fit your schedule and interests. For more information, text the word “BIG” to 839863 or go to

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