Queen Anne Farmers Market 2012: Last call is Thursday 

The 2012 run of the Queen Anne Farmers Market will conclude Thursday, Oct. 11 with two musical groups, Tickle Monster and Sunday Speedtrap. Hours for the market, on West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue North, are 3 to 7:30 p.m. 

Music begins at 5 p.m. The Perfect Taste's Chris Rowley will begin cooking in the Chef’s Tent at 5:30 p.m. 


A forum on youth drug and alcohol abuse prevention

NORTHWEST Seattle Coalition for a Drug-Free Community is sponsoring a public forum on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. to help prevent under-age drinking and substance abuse in Ballard, Queen Anne and Magnolia.

The forum will take place at the Ballard High School library, 1418 N.W. 65th St.

Kevin Haggarty of the University of Washington Department of Social Work will present: “Teens, Alcohol, Marijuana and Reality: Setting the Framework for Healthy Communication.”

Haggarty’s presentation will include data on substance abuse among teens in our community; the newest data on teen brain development and what parents can do to support teens’ healthy choices.


Volunteers needed for Queen Anne Food Bank

The Queen Anne Food Bank reports that it needs volunteers for making sandwiches from 7-8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays or 6:30-8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. These sandwiches are served later in the morning to the homeless and low-income populations of Queen Anne.

The Food Bank also need volunteers interested to work directly with customers during the Food Bank open hours, Thursdays 2-4 p.m. These volunteers will greet, assist and converse with those coming to the food bank as well as help with re-stocking goods.

The Queen Anne Food Bank is at 232 Warren Ave. N. Info: www.QAFB.org


A Magnolia Meeting on homelessness

As part of its ongoing INSIGHTS program, Magnolia United Church of Christ is inviting neighbors to join a community discussion about homelessness in Seattle, “The Hope for Home” on Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. 

Among the topics to be covered: What does homelessness look like in Seattle? In Magnolia? What is being done to take care of those living on the street? What can be done to help?

The church reports it is hoping to broaden its knowledge and understanding from the perspective of those dealing with this issue on a daily basis in the county, city and the community. 

Several people working on homeless issues will join the discussion: Gretchen Bruce from the Committee to End Homelessness in Seattle; Wayne Wilson from the Compass Housing Alliance; Gary Southerton from Plymouth UCC Housing and Liz McDaniel from Mary's Place.

People are encouraged to come with ideas and questions.  Magnolia United Church of Christ is at 3555 W. McGraw. Enter Pilgrim Hall from Eastmont.  

For additional information call 206-283-1788.