Community Events for week of April 24

Apr 24, 2013

April 24

Wanted: Local Authors, Dead or Alive

A display of published books by local authors is being planned for May in the Mukilteo Library lobby window. Help identify books that should be part of the display – works by authors, living or deceased, from Mukilteo, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Whidbey Island, and Everett will be included. Call or email your suggestions. More info: 425-315-0823 or c92176@aol.com.

Kamiak presents ‘Sweeney Todd’

7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for Kamiak High School’s spring musical, “Sweeney Todd.” Show dates are May 3, 4, 10 and 11. May 11 at 2 p.m. will be a matinee performance and all seats are $10. Appropriate for ages 13 and up due to mature themes and fake blood. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Order tickets at http://schools.mukilteo.wednet.edu/ka. Kamiak PAC, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-366-5514.

Wanted: Garden calendar photos

Deadline today. Mukilteo Community Garden is looking for a few good photos. The group needs photos of vegetables and gardens for its 2014 calendar. Photos need to be 8x10 which is 3000PX by 2250PX at 300dpi. Email them with your contact information to jeanie.james@gmail.com.

April 25

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce is offering its fourth Lunch & Learn class: “How to Make and Upload an Online Video” with Matt Cail of Supercharge Marketing. Cost is $10. RSVP to 425-347-1456 or julie@mukilteochamber.org. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteo.org.

Yacht Club meeting

6:30 p.m. Enhance your boating experience by visiting the Mukilteo Yacht Club monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month. Open to all ages. Old Mukilteo Garage, 807 2nd St., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteoyachtclub.com or 425-218-3359.

Writers Group meeting

7-8:30 p.m. Mukilteo Arts Guild Writers Group meets once a week on Thursdays in Y’s Clubroom. All ages welcome. Read your work and receive gentle, constructive feedback. Mukilteo Family YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteoarts.org.

April 27

Great Mukilteo Garage Sale

All day. The 21st annual Great Mukilteo Garage Sale. The Beacon has a special section listing of sales being held in the greater Mukilteo area, including south Everett, Picnic Point and Serene Lake. Last year, bargain hunters found more than 100 sales from which to choose. See pages 7-9 of this issue.

Join Mukilteo Runners

7:30 a.m. Take advantage of the nice weather and join the Mukilteo Running Club for their weekly Saturday morning run. Run starts above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. Run a 4+ mile loop through Harbour Pointe at a conversational pace. More info: mukrunclub@gmail.com.

Healthy Kids’ Day

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. YMCA hosts Healthy Kids' Day. Y will have activities for the entire family, including a dunk tank, bouncy house, entertainment, prizes and even a Kids' Triathlon. Mukilteo Family YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: lgeorge@ymca-snoco.org.

Youth Triathlon

Noon. YMCA hosts Youth Triathlon. Fifty yard swim, 1 mile bike, half mile run. Ages 6-14. Free and open to the entire community. Register at the Y or online at ymca-snoco.org. Mukilteo Family YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo More info:  lgeorge@ymca-snoco.org.

Movie Matinee

1 p.m. Crafts at 1 p.m., movie and popcorn at 2 p.m. Guess the movie: When young Timothy shows up on Cindy and Jim’s doorstep one stormy night, the couple and their small town learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. Rated PG. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

April 28

Sew Kind

Noon-5 p.m. Project Linus needs your help to make quilts and blankets to be donated to kids who have experienced traumatic life events in Snohomish County. Materials and equipment will be provided. No experience required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Snacks and door prizes provided. Can’t come? Make a blanket and drop it off. Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Evergreen Way, Everett. More info: 425-252-4524.

April 29

ESL Talk Time

7-8 p.m. Talk time for adults to practice speaking English. It is a friendly and supportive setting. This free drop-in session is led by trained ESL tutors. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

April 30

Are you the mother of a preschooler?

9:15-11:30 a.m. Your local MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) meets during the school year on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Eat breakfast, learn from each other, grow friendships, prepare crafts, and enjoying guest speakers all while your birth to preschool children are cared for. Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. S.W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-355-2802.

Free community dinner

5-6:30 p.m. Come to the Faith Lutheran Church in Everett on the corner of Cady and Madison for a free community dinner. No service, just food and fun. Everyone is welcome. Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Rd., Everett. More info: 425-971-0402.

Sea Scouts open to youths

6:30 p.m. Sea Scouts is a high adventure youth program for boys and girls over the age of 14. Participants sail keelboats, race sailboats, cruise the San Juans, learn leadership skills. Ship #226 meets Tuesdays. Milltown Sailing Association clubhouse, 410 14th St., Everett. More info: 425-471-6578, 425-870-9412 or www.everettseascouts.org.

May 1

Gun Control Debate

7 p.m. A debate on gun control will be moderated by Rep. Marko Liias and will feature Chief Quenzer of the Monroe Police Department and the Second Amendment Foundation. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Health and Safety Network. The public is invited to attend this free event and to share their thoughts and ideas. Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo. More info: 425-252-2668 or cjury@snoconetwork.org.

Everett Waterfront Historical Project

Deadline today. Port of Everett is collecting personal stories, images and videos about the lumber and shingle, commercial fishing and boat building industries in an effort to capture the community’s experiences and memories surrounding the historic Everett waterfront. The information will be used in the creation of a historical website. Share online: https://dykeman.wufoo.com/forms/q7x0r3/

Celebrate Arts Education Month

May is Arts Education Month in Washington state. Join ArtsEd Washington, local communities and school districts throughout the state to celebrate arts learning in action in our schools. Learn about this annual celebration, including how you can get involved and show your support, and rally your schools and community to participate. More info: 206-441-4501 or www.artsedwashington.org.

May 2

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Alzheimer’s support group

12:30-2:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Free support group meets the first Thursday of each month. Bethany at Silver Lake, 2235 Lake Heights Dr., Everett. More info: 206-529-3875.

Schmalz campaign kick off

6-8 p.m. Join Councilmember Steve Schmalz for his Mukilteo mayor campaign kick off. Discuss the important issues in Mukilteo. Learn how Steve will lead Mukilteo in a direction that focuses on Mukilteo residents. Food and beverages provided by Red Cup Cafe. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

May 3

Apply for horticulture scholarships

Deadline today. Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation is seeking applicants for scholarships in horticulture and related fields. Two $1,000 scholarships are available. Both scholarships are for high school seniors or students entering college for the first time. More info: www.snomgf.org/scholarship.html.

May 4

Join Mukilteo Runners

7:30 a.m. Take advantage of the nice weather and join the Mukilteo Running Club for their weekly Saturday morning run. Run starts above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. Run a 4+ mile loop through Harbour Pointe at a conversational pace. More info: HYPERLINK "mailto:mukrunclub@gmail.com" mukrunclub@gmail.com.

Opening Day of Boating

Noon: Sponsored by Mukilteo Yacht Club at Port of Everett. Day’s activities include blessing of the fleet, decorated boat parade and complimentary boat inspections. Parade can be viewed from the shore between the port and the Mukilteo lighthouse. Area boaters are welcome to participate. More info: 425-218-3359 or www.mukilteoyachtclub.com.

Spring Plant Sale

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alderwood Garden Club Spring Plant Sale. Perennials, bulbs, herbs, annuals and various specialty plants are featured, along with veggie starts, garden art and plant pots. Proceeds from the sale will go to Edmonds Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund. Crossroads Church, 18527 60th Ave W., Lynnwood. More info: 425-743-1430.

May 5

Profit to Prophet

2-4 p.m. The Episcopal Church’s Call and Response to Human Trafficking and Forced Migration, a free workshop. St. Hilda St. Patrick Episcopal Church, 15224, 52nd Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: 425-743-4655.

May 6

ESL Talk Time

7-8 p.m. Talk time for adults to practice speaking English. It is a friendly and supportive setting. This free drop-in session is led by trained ESL tutors. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

May 9

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Historical Society meeting

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Penny Buse titled “History of Warm Beach and Stanwood.” Buse is a book author from Stanwood. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

May 11

Join Mukilteo Runners

7:30 a.m. Take advantage of the nice weather and join the Mukilteo Running Club for their weekly Saturday morning run. Run starts above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. Run a 4+ mile loop through Harbour Pointe at a conversational pace. More info: mukrunclub@gmail.com.

Backyard Birding for Beginners

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get to know the birds in your neighborhood. Learn to use binoculars and field guides, set up feeders, then record and analyze your observations. The group will identify birds near the library, so dress accordingly and bring binoculars. Presented by Dr. Alan Mearns and Bonnie Mearns in conjunction with International Migratory Bird Day. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

May 13

Monday ESL Talk Time

7-8 p.m. Talk time for adults to practice speaking English. It is a friendly and supportive setting. This free drop-in session is led by trained ESL tutors. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Spring Volleyball Clinic

9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club will host its annual Spring Volleyball Clinic put on by Career UW Coach and Olympic Gold Medalist Bill Neville. For grades 3-12. May11 and May 12. Cost is $50 for one day, or $80 for both days. Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: rcannon@bgcsc.org or www.bgcsc.org.

May 16

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Evening Book Group

7-8:30 p.m. Mukilteo Evening Book Group meets to discuss "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

May 18

Join Mukilteo Runners

7:30 a.m. Take advantage of the nice weather and join the Mukilteo Running Club for their weekly Saturday morning run. Run starts above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. Run a 4+ mile loop through Harbour Pointe at a conversational pace. More info: HYPERLINK "mailto:mukrunclub@gmail.com" mukrunclub@gmail.com.

Conquer the Hill 5K

9 a.m. The inaugural Conquer the Hill 5k is a fun run/walk. Course begins at Edmonds-Woodway High School Stadium, leads participants down and then up the big Main Street hill, and ends back at the stadium. Awards will be given for the top overall runners, male and female. Strollers are welcome. Register for $30 after May 13 at www.getmeregistered.com.

May 20

Daytime Book Group

10-11:30 a.m. Mukilteo Daytime Book Group meets to discuss "The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht. The group meets the third Monday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

ESL Talk Time

7-8 p.m. Talk time for adults to practice speaking English. It is a friendly and supportive setting. This free drop-in session is led by trained ESL tutors. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

May 23

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

May 30

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or HYPERLINK "http://www.sno-isle.org" www.sno-isle.org.

Relay For Life

Noon-8 a.m. Relay For Life of South Snohomish County runs June 1-2. Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form team and relay style walk the track at Edmonds-Woodway High School for 20 hours. The event includes a luminaria ceremony, games and entertainment, individual fundraisers and lots of community spirit. More info:  www.southsnohomishrelay.org.

June 13

Historical Society meeting

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Peter Jensen, a local artist and teacher. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

June 14

Wanted: Fabric donations

2-8 p.m. The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County seek donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn and needlework items for their upcoming 3rd Annual Fabric Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 15. Proceeds go to support Camp Stitch-a-Lot and fund camp scholarships. McCollum Park Education building, behind the WSU Extension office, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: 425-483-3594.

June 24

Camp Stitch-a-Lot

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) annual summer sewing camp for kids 8 to 17. Two one-week, half-day sessions June 24-28. Introduction to Sewing, Basic Sewing 1, Introduction to Knitting. McCollum Park, behind Snohomish County Extension Office, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: campstitchalot.blogspot.com, 425-239-7712 or shirleyriley@live.com.

July 15

Camp Stitch-a-Lot

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) annual summer sewing camp for kids 8 to 17. Two one-week, half-day sessions July 15-19. Basic Sewing 1, Basic Sewing 2, Introduction to Crochet. McCollum Park, behind Snohomish County Extension Office, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: campstitchalot.blogspot.com, 425-239-7712 or shirleyriley@live.com.

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Volunteers over 55 wanted

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) seeks people age 55 and older for a variety of volunteer opportunities. RSVP is looking for volunteers to help in schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system and so on. Studies show volunteers have a better quality of life and, on average, live longer than those who don’t. More info: johnm@ccsww.org or 425-374-6374.

Recycle cellphones

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is recycling cellphones. Cell phones even without service can call 911 when charged. Cell phones may be given to victims of domestic violence to keep them safe. Drop off at New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: www.dvs-snoco.org or 425-259-2827 ext. 13.

Triathlon Club

Train for a triathlon and improve your performance with this innovative program at the Mukilteo Y. An experienced triathlon coach will motivate and instruct. Four coached workouts per week. Monthly seminars. Event every 12 weeks. Mukilteo Family YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-2407 or lgeorge@ymca-snoco.org.

Donate your car

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking donations of used vehicles. DVS offers free pickup, including making arrangements to have your vehicle towed if needed. Claim your donation as a tax deduction. More info: www.dvs-snoco.org or 425-259-2827 ext. 24.

Preschool screenings

Mukilteo School District Preschool Assessment Team meets weekly to test children age 3- 5 suspected of having a mental, physical, or developmental delay or disability that could have a major impact on learning. More info: 425 356-1204.

Here’s your chance: Study abroad

Qualified high school students are offered the opportunity to spend 4 or 6 weeks during the summer holiday in Europe, Asia, South America or Australia. For students ages 15-18. Apply at www.asse.com. Or host a foreign exchange student. More info: www.assehosts.com.

Join Mukilteo Arts Guild

You don't have to be an artist to join the Mukilteo Arts Guild – all you need is an appreciation for the arts and a willingness to volunteer. As a member, you’ll get to enjoy being a part of a wide variety of year-round events. More info: www.mukilteoarts.org, theartworkshop7@aol.com or 425-423-0450.

Become a festival volunteer

Always attend the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival and wish you could be more involved than the average attendee? Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce is filling festival board and committee positions to prepare for September 2013. More info: www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com, 425-353-5516 or info@mukilteolighthousefestival.com.

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers

Help cancer patients as an American Cancer Society volunteer. More info: 425-322-1114 or jerri.wood@cancer.org.

Senior care services available

Are you taking care of an adult family member, friend or neighbor? There are community resources and services designed to help you. More info: 425-290-1240 or 1-800-422-2024.

Support Kamiak athletics

Harbour Pointe Xpress Lube at 11400 Mukilteo Speedway will donate 10 percent of your bill to the Kamiak Athletic Booster Club. Mention that you support Kamiak Athletics with any oil change or other service. Go Knights!

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