Big Brothers Big Sisters

Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is a fun and easy way to make a big difference in your community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound has several program options that you can choose to fit your schedule and interests. All you have to do is hang out, have fun, and be a friend to a local child.

For more information, text the word “BIG” to 839863 or go to

Inter-spiritual Children's Class

Sunday mornings, 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

For ages 3 through 12.

Age appropriate values based spiritual education that embraces all faiths and cultures. Learning is through song, story and games. Pre-registration not required.

For more info call 783.1618 or visit


Interfaith Community Church
1763 N.W. 62nd St.

WICS Support Group

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

New Ballard location for an ongoing 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.


Ballard Landmark Inn
5433 Leary Ave. N.W.

Adult Education

Sundays, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Breakfast and childcare included.

Call 206.783.3402 or visit for more information.


Northminster Presbyterian Church
2206 25th Ave. N.W.

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 296.1120 or e-mail

Volunteer at Carkeek Park

Meet on the fourth Monday of each month. CAN (Carkeek Area Neighbors) is a committee of the park Advisory Council, and is open to the public. Call Jack Heavner at 782.7054 for info.


Carkeek Park
950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd.

Volunteer at Foss

Volunteers needed Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and to escort residents to Foss Beauty Salon. Volunteers also needed Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to staff the Foss Gift Shop, and Thursdays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to assist with resident birthday parities. To volunteer call Carolyn Fuson at 834.2586.


Foss Home and Village
13023 Greenwood Ave. N.

Men's Club

Second and fourth Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

$3/PNA member, $5/non-member. Join facilitator Joseph Raineri and get together with other men to socialize, discuss issues, hear speakers, take part in outside activities and gather information on a variety of interesting topics.

Call 206.297.0875 or visit for more information.


Greenwood Senior Center
525 N. 85th St.

Ballard Farmers Market

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Check out the new Ballard Farmers Market blog at to see what’s new. To see our fresh sheet, go to


Ballard Avenue

The Dream of America

“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.