Community events for week of Dec. 18 | Around Town

Dec 18, 2013

Dec. 18

Holiday Bake Sale

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. TownePlace Suites is hosting a Holiday Bake Sale to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The sale will be in the hotel lobby while goodies last. Help the hotel reach its goal of $4,000 raised. TownPlace Suites, 8521 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo. More info:425-551-5900 or kfish@innventures.com.

Compassionate volunteers needed!

2-4 p.m. 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.

Holiday Open House

2:30-4:30 p.m. Workforce Snohomish and Economic Alliance Snohomish County invite you join them for a Holiday Open House. Help celebrate their new co-located offices, network with staff and other attendees and enjoy some light refreshments. This event is free to attend. RSVP's are requested. EASC & Workforce Office, 808 134th St. S.W., Ste. 101, Everett. More info: 425-248-4227 or KellieS@economicalliancesc.org.

Dec. 19

Community Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Make new friends, learn a new stitch or knit for charity. Everyone is welcome. Group meets Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) in the Teen Area of the library. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

Evening Book Group

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

Dec. 20

Holiday Hoop Camp

9-11:30 a.m. Kamiak varsity basketball coach Cory West and the boys varsity basketball team invites all 3rd-6th grade boys to their eighth annual Holiday Hoops Camp Dec. 30-31. This camp will provide boys an opportunity to improve their basketball skills in a fun and positive environment. Registration costs $55 before Dec. 20 and $60 after. More info: www.kamiakhoops.com.

Wildlife Watching

7-8 p.m. The movie “Winged Migration” will be shown by the Adopt A Stream Foundation.  The movie is free. This movie is not suitable for young children. Seats are limited. Northwest Stream Center Auditorium in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. Reserve a seat by calling 425-316-8592.

A Service of Light on the Longest Night

7:30 p.m. If you are experiencing loneliness or loss of any kind, holidays can be very hard. On the longest night of the year, in this season of long dark nights, this quiet meditative service will offer a place to share our hurting places with God. Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds.

Dec. 21

Christmas Bird Count

An all-day project identifying and counting birds in Mukilteo and a bit in Everett, ending with a dinner get-together for compiling the findings of the many counts in Snohomish County. If you don’t want to spend the day outside counting birds, you can report your feeder birds as well. More info: HYPERLINK "mailto:susie.schaefer@comcast.net" susie.schaefer@comcast.net or 425-771-8165.

Making Spirits Bright

7 p.m. Bells of the Sound will perform the concert “Making Spirits Bright.” Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/youths. Times and dates subject to change. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. More info: www.trinitylutheranchurch.com or 425-778-2159 ext. 203.

Dec. 22

Providence seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is seeking volunteer barbers to serve patients in the following areas: Marysville, Arlington, Monroe, and Everett. Help patients retain their self esteem and dignity by providing them with haircuts. Must have a valid Washington state barbering license. One 4-hour orientation session is required.  More info: 425-261-4815 or Joan.Hemm@Providence.org.

Dec. 23

Win a Bike valued at $800

Win a bike valued at more than $800. Get your raffle tickets and see a picture of the bike at www.japanesegulch.org. Or see the bike in person and get raffle tickets at He Said/She Said. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Drawing is Jan. 11. Proceeds support Japanese Gulch Group’s mission to secure 97 acres of urban forest. He Said/She Said Shop, 12119 Village Center Pl., Ste. 103, Mukilteo.

Volunteer drivers needed

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers in the south end of Snohomish County for the Swedish Edmonds Resource Center and Road Drivers program. Drive patients to treatment or the resource center. Need a driver? Call 425-404-2199 or go to cancer.org for more information.

Volunteers over 55 wanted

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people age 55 and over for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed to help in schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system, etc. More info: johnm@ccsww.org or 425-374-6374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.

Dec. 24

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.

Dec. 26

Holiday Hoops Camp

9 a.m. to noon. The girls basketball Holiday Hoops Camp is Dec. 26 and 27. This camp is for girls in grades 3-7. The cost is $55. This fun-filled day emphasizes the basic fundamental skills of basketball, such as shooting, defense, dribbling, rebounding, passing, teamwork and good sportsmanship. More info: normanbd@mukilteo.wednet.edu.

Community Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Make new friends, learn a new stitch or knit for charity. Everyone is welcome. Group meets Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) in the Teen Area of the library. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

Dec. 29

Deck the Halls with Marimbas

4 p.m. Ian Alvarez and Friends will perform the concert “Deck the Halls with Marimbas.” A free will donation will be accepted. Times and dates subject to change. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. More info: www.trinitylutheranchurch.com or 425-778-2159 ext. 203.

Dec. 30

Home Buying Seminar

6:30-8 p.m. The Mukilteo Library is hosting a Home Buying Seminar. Families welcome, child care provided. Learn how to make your home ownership a dream come true in this new year.  This event is free. Register by calling or texting 425-879-4020. Only 25 spots open. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

Dec. 31

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.

Jan. 4

Meet new mayor Jennifer Gregerson

11 a.m.-1 p.m.  The community is welcome to attend a meet-and-greet reception for new mayor Jennifer Gregerson. Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo. More info: 425-263-8018.

Jan. 22

Soroptimist International meeting

Noon- 1 p.m. Soroptimist International of Everett hosts its December program meeting. Based on a travel experience to Nepal Nov. 18 to Dec. 1, Dr. Jean Ann French will give a first-hand report on the work of Maiti Nepal regarding prevention and trafficking of young women in Nepal. HYPERLINK "http://www.maitinepal.org/" Maiti Nepal has helped rescue or prevent the trafficking of more than 20,000 girls into the brothels of India. Cost is $12. Everett Golf & Country Club. RSVP to 425-259-8367.

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