Community Events for week of Aug. 14

Aug 14, 2013

Aug. 14

Planting a Garden with Mrs. Potato Head

2 p.m. Mukilteo Library presents Planting a Garden with Mrs. Potato Head. Watch your garden bloom through books, planting seeds, printing with veggies, making play dough out of potatoes and a lot more. For school age children ages 5 and up. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Open Mic Night

6-8 p.m. Open Mic is back for the summer on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Show features local and not-so-local musicians, bands, poets, performing artists and comedians. Sponsored by the Mukilteo Arts Guild. Free event and free parking. Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th St., Mukilteo. More info: 425-423-0450 or theartworkshop7@aol.com or www.mukilteoarts.org.

Table Tennis Night at the Y

7-8 p.m. Do you love playing table tennis? Play a game or two on YMCA’s drop-in Table Tennis Nights in the Family Room on Mondays and Wednesdays. For adults, or children 12 and up with an adult. Free for members, $1 suggested donation for non-members. Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-2408 or jkraemer@ymca-snoco.org.

Dig into reading!

A summer adventure for kids begins by picking up a field guide at the Mukilteo Library to earn a free book and the chance to win a bicycle. Now through Aug. 31. Then dig deep and explore the library’s summer lineup of fun. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Aug. 15

Chamber Breakfast

7:30 a.m. Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce August breakfast meeting with guest speaker Marcus Mann of Sound Predictions, LLC, on “Leading from the Heart: Connecting Morale, Productivity and Financial Performance.” Enjoy a buffet breakfast and network with other chamber members. $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Proceeds go to scholarship fund for Mukilteo high school seniors interested in business education. Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo.

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.

Free tax workshop

1-4:30 p.m. The Department of Revenue is hosting a free tax workshop for new and small business owners in Everett. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection, and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and helpful reference guide. Space is limited. Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Register at www.dor.wa.gov or call 425-984-6400.

Evening Book Group

7-8:30 p.m. Mukilteo Evening Book Group meets to discuss “West of Here” by Jonathan Evison. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Aug. 16

Sidewalk Sale

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hop in and join the volunteers of Just Frogs & Friends Amphibian Center celebrate its four year anniversary with a sidewalk sale and fundraiser Aug. 16-17. Bring the family and get a free tour of the center to meet and greet its rescues. Learn how you can help by adoption or sponsoring a pet frog, turtle or lizard. Drop off donation items Aug. 15. Just Frogs & Friends Amphibian Center, 300 Admiral Way Ste. 104, Edmonds. More info: 425-778-8726 or 206-618-7232.

Sign up for fall sports at Y

Registration is underway for all Mukilteo Family YMCA fall sports programs. This fall, the Y will be offering little rookie and rookie indoor and youth outdoor soccer, youth basketball, toddler sports, Lil’ dragons karate and youth karate. Registration ends in early September, so don’t delay! More info: 425-493-2408 or jkraemer@ymca-snoco.org.

Aug. 17

Bluegrass and Folk Festival

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The seventh annual Bluegrass and Folk Festival returns to the Red Cup Café and Courtyard. Each year talented musicians from the greater western Washington area perform live American roots music in a beautiful setting over looking the Possession Sound. Free event. Outside seating. Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th St., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteoarts.org.

Dog play group

11 a.m. This monitored Dog Play Group meets at the Mukilteo Dog Park every Saturday. Learn to read the native language of dogs all while enjoying watching the dogs interact in a fun, safe and informative play session. This service is free and provided by the Tails and Trails Mukilteo Dog Park Committee. The Shy Dog Area is reserved for this play group from 11-12:30 p.m. every Saturday from June now through Aug. 31.

Art show at Rosehill

An art exhibit featuring the works of Joy C. Nolcini runs through Sept. 24. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Hours are 6:30-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8-9 p.m. Saturday and 11-6 p.m. Sunday. More info: 425-263-8180.

Apply for horticulture scholarship

Mukilteo Way Garden Club is offering a $750 scholarship in the horticulture field to fund academic classes at Edmonds Community College. Download an application at www.mwgc.org or mail a request to P.O. Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Deadline is Sept. 1.

Aug. 19

Daytime Book Group

10-11:30 a.m. Mukilteo Daytime Book Group meets to discuss “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” by Barbara Demick. The group meets the third Monday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Dog park volunteers wanted

Tails and Trails Mukilteo Dog Park is sponsoring two Pet Parades with new FUNgility events. Teen and adult volunteers are needed to help the committee with each event to be held in the evenings of July 10 and Aug. 28. Love of dogs a must, a love of fun is essential. Volunteers will be assisting competitors with basic lure-training. No experience necessary. Contact the Mukilteo Off-Leash Dog Park Facebook page.

Aug. 20

Movies and Munchies

2 p.m. Take a break with a free movie and popcorn on Tuesday afternoons in August at the Mukilteo Library. Movies will be shown Aug. 20. Best of all, one lucky teen (grades 6-12) will win the DVD of the movie. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Lighthouse Festival meeting

7 p.m. Join the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association for a general meeting. Get involved! Become a volunteer at the Lighthouse Festival to be held Sept. 6, 7, and 8. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-347-1456 or www.mukilteo.org.

Aug. 21

Movies in the Park

8:30 p.m. Grab yer minions and enjoy a free family night out at the Rosehill Community Center. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends, and watch a movie on a 20-foot inflatable movie screen. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Movies will be “Madagascar 3” on Aug. 21 and “Despicable Me” on Aug. 28. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-263-8180.

Compassionate volunteers needed!

Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways—visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office, helping with events, etc. Information Sessions are held the third Wednesday of each month and are offered in the afternoon one month, and the evening the next. Call 425-261-4815 for dates and times, and to register.

Aug. 22

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 Lunch & Learn class: “Free (or Nearly Free) Tools to Save you Tons on Software” with Sven Mogelgaard of I Need A CTO! Cost is $10 and includes a lite lunch. RSVP to 425-347-1456 or julie@mukilteochamber.org. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteo.org.

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. Now also accepting iPads and iPhones! Drop off at New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: www.dvs-snoco.org or 425-259-2827 ext. 13.

Aug. 23

Tennis Tournament

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Tennis Tournament is Aug. 23-25. All games are held at the Kamiak High School Tennis Courts and open to singles and doubles. Register by Aug. 19 at www.mukilteoligthousefestival.com. More info: 425-530-2290.

Blankets, towels needed

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking new or very gently used twin blankets and towels for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Items may be dropped off at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe located at 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-2827 ext. 13 or stephanie@dvs-snoco.org.

Aug. 24

Run-A -Muk

8 a.m. Run fer yer lives, maties! Run-A-Muk 5K/10K race starts at the Rosehill Community Center and follows a scenic course through Old Town. Register online at runamuk.jigsy.com. Registration fee is $30 for adults and $20 for children. Register by Aug. 21. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

Emergency preparedness open house

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mukilteo Fire Department is hosting an Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Open House with live firefighting demonstrations, fire and emergency safety information and activities. Harbour Pointe Fire Station, 10400 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-263-8150.

Dog play group

11 a.m. This monitored Dog Play Group meets at the Mukilteo Dog Park every Saturday. Learn to read the native language of dogs all while enjoying watching the dogs interact in a fun, safe and informative play session. This service is free and provided by the Tails and Trails Mukilteo Dog Park Committee. The Shy Dog Area is reserved for this play group from 11-12:30 p.m. every Saturday from June now through Aug. 31.

Antiques appraisal event

1:30-4:30 p.m. What is that old pocket watch really worth? Find out when three professional appraisers from Victor Appraisal Services are on hand at Harbour Pointe Retirement. Enjoy complimentary desserts and beverages. Seating is limited. Reserve a seat by calling 425-493-8555. Limit three items person. $5 appraisal fee per item. Small furniture, hand carried is OK; for large furniture, bring a good photo; no firearms, stamps or money will be appraised. Harbour Pointe Retirement & Assisted Living, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: www.hpretire.com.

Aug. 28

Movies in the Park

8:30 p.m. Enjoy a free family night out at the Rosehill Community Center. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends, and watch a movie on a 20-foot inflatable movie screen. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The movie will be “Despicable Me.” Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-263-8180.

Aug. 29

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.

Sept. 7

Pancake Breakfast

8-11 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 189 is hosting their second Pancake Breakfast. The community is welcome to stop in for breakfast prior to the Lighthouse Festival parade. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausage, coffee and orange juice. There will be a raffle, live music and more. $6 per plate or $25 for a family of five in advance; $7 at the door. Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Make reservations at troop189pancakes@yahoo.com.

Edmonds class of ’63 reunion

5:30 p.m. The Edmonds High School Class of 1963 will celebrate their 50th reunion. A golf tournament is planned for Sept. 6 at the Nile Golf and Country Club and a family picnic Sept. 8 at the Edmonds City Park. Nile Golf and Country Club, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace. Register at www.edmondshigh63.com or 206-300-9772.

Sept. 25

Spirit of Snohomish County

7:30-9 a.m. United Way is hosting its annual Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast Registration is at 7 a.m. The breakfast recognizes individuals and organizations that are helping to improve people’s lives in Snohomish County. Awards will be presented. Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. More info: 425-374-5570 or events@uwsc.org or www.uwsc.org/spiritbreakfast.php.

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