MAGNOLIA BOOK SALE
The Church of the Ascension (2330 Viewmont Way W.) will have its annual used-book sale on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to charities. Book donations accepted through Thursday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church. Information: (206) 284-0206
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
The Church of Scientology will have its annual block party for neighbors in celebration of the Seattle Police Department’s 30th National Night Out on Aug. 5, from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. at 300 W. Harrison St. Free band, barbecue, drug-education materials and games for the kids. Information: Ann, (206) 284-0604
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
AUTHOR KATHLEEN FLINN
Kathleen Flinn will release her new book, “Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food & Love from an American Midwest Family,” on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Swedish Cultural Center (1920 Dexter Ave. N.). Information: (206) 283-1090
QUEEN ANNE HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Queen Anne High School’s Class of 1974 will have its 40th-year reunion on Aug. 23, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on the 100 level of the Space Needle. Information/tickets: www.QAGrizzlies.org (under “Class Reunions”)
MAGNOLIA/QUEEN ANNE DISTRICT COUNCIL
The district council will meet next on Sept. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. (second Monday of each month, except August and November). Locations alternate between Magnolia and Queen Anne. Information: Lauren, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
UPTOWN ALLIANCE MEETING
The Uptown Alliance will meet on Sept. 11 (second Thursday every other month) 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.).
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