Community events for week of Feb. 5 | Around town

Feb 05, 2014

Feb. 6

Whidbey Weavers

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Whidbey Weavers Guild presents Robyn Spady on “4 Shafts Aren’t Complex? Au Contraire!” Spady will also run a workshop Feb. 7-9. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month. Bring your brown bag lunch. Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch St., Coupeville. More info:  whidbeyweaversguild.org.

Feb. 8

Do you know an unsafe driver? Learn about driver rehab

2 p.m. If you know a senior citizen who may be an unsafe driver, you’ll want to attend this free Driver Assessment & Rehabilitation Seminar. Meet certified driver rehabilitation specialist Teresa Valois as she explains when, why and how to help families of unsafe drivers ask for the keys. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555.

Daddy Daughter Dance

6:30-8 p.m. Daddies and daughters, get dressed up for a special night out.  Enjoy dancing, a live DJ and light refreshments.  Grandpas, uncles or other male role models are welcome to escort. Professional photo for additional fee. Edmonds Senior Center, Upstairs Ballroom, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Cost is $25 per couple.  $5 each additional daughter. Pre-register by calling Edmonds Parks & Recreation at 425-771-0230.

Community Service volunteers

10:30 a.m. Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn Community Service credits by helping out at the Mukilteo Library. Help prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books and more. No need to sign up. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Feb. 9

A Musical Box of Chocolates

3 p.m. Mukilteo-based Operatunities presents soprano Susan Strick and pianist Sandra Heinke performing romantic music by Brahms, Debussy, Liszt and more as part of a Celebrating The Arts series. A free-will offering will be taken. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett.

Feb. 10

Ribbon cutting at 92nd Street Park

5 p.m. Join the city of Mukilteo and Snohomish County to celebrate the completion of two great projects, made possible with county support and many volunteers: The Big Gulch Trail repair and installation of 92nd Street Park playground equipment. 92nd Street Park, 4800 92nd St. S.W., Mukilteo.

ESL Talk Time

7-8 p.m. ESL Talk Time is a 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.

Feb. 11

Student exchange

Qualified high school students are offered the opportunity to spend 4-6 weeks during the summer in Europe, Asia, South America or Australia.  Strengthen a language you have been studying or learn a new one. For students ages 15-18 years old.  Apply with ASSE Student Exchange Programs at www.asse.com. If you are unable to go abroad, consider hosting a foreign exchange student. More info: 1-800-733-2773 or AsseUSAwest@asse.com or www.assehosts.com.

Feb. 12

Coffee with the Mayor

10-11 a.m. Harbour Pointe Retirement Community will host Mayor Jennifer Gregerson for “Coffee with the Mayor” in the main dining room. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555.

STEM Open House

6-8 p.m. Edmonds Community College hosts a STEM Open House. This event is targeted toward high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Attendees must pre-register online before Feb. 3 at www.edcc.edu/STEM. Edmonds Community College, Woodway Hall 202, 20000 68th Ave W., Lynnwood.

Feb. 13

After Hours Social

5-7 p.m. Chamber of Commerce presents “Love In,” the February After Hours Social. Wear your flower headbands, tie die and bell bottoms to this ‘60s style social hour with chamber members, food and drinks. Prizes for the best hippie look and grooviest outfit. Don't forget your business cards. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo.

Valentine’s Day Dance

5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and fun the day before Valentine’s Day! There will be a DJ for dancing, all-ages dance lessons, arts and crafts, cookie decorating, a photo booth and more! Desserts and refreshments will be provided.  All activities are free. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Mukilteo Food Bank. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-263-8180.

Historical Society meeting

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Chris and Brenda DeForest titled “History of First Mukilteo Church.” The DeForests will cover the history of Mukilteo’s first church, which is now the Park Avenue Salon. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

Feb. 14

Anti-Valentine’s Day craft party

1 p.m. No valentine? No problem! Join your friends for an Anti-Valentine’s Day craft party at the Mukilteo Library. Make unValentine cards and other cynical creations. This event includes games, snacks, and door prizes, too! Enjoy uncelebrating this holiday while being creative with other teens. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Feb. 15

Fairy Tea Party

2 p.m. Dress up as your favorite fairy or magical creature and enjoy enchanted tea, snacks, crafts and stories. For school age children. Register online or call 425-493-8202. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

Make-A-Blanket Day

Noon – 5 p.m. Help 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 is necessary, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine.  Volunteers are needed to help sew, iron, inspect, pin, fringe and tie.  Zion Lutheran Parish Hall, 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. Donations of fabric, sewing supplies, and completed blankets are also welcome.  More info: 425-252-4524.

Feb. 18

Lighthouse Quilters

7 p.m. Join the friendliest little quilt guild in the Northwest. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters meet the third Tuesday of every month. Learn more about quilting and this charitable organization. Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 5414 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. More info: 425-320-8485.

Feb. 20

Chamber breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. Enjoy a buffet breakfast with special guest speaker Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and the members of the Mukilteo City Council as they share their vision for Mukilteo. Breakfast is $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo.

Feb. 21

Sew Thoughtful

10-2 p.m. If you are an experienced sewer, join the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors for their Sew Thoughtful project.  This month’s project-pajamas for Safe House, a temporary foster care facility for children in Everett. Meet in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension Office. Bring your sewing machine, sewing tools and lunch. Pajama kits will be provided. McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: 206-595-9717 or carla.peery@wsu.edu.

Feb. 22

Paddington Bear's First Concert

3-4 p.m. Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents Paddington Bear's First Concert. For ages 3-10 with families. Also features “Rising Star” Stephen Leou, 11, on cello and KING-FM Instrument Petting Zoo. Food bank donation encouraged. Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $2-$10. More info: 425-275-9595 or cascadesymphony.org.

Feb. 24

ESL Talk Time

7-8 p.m. ESL Talk Time is a 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.

Feb. 26

Soroptimist business meeting

Noon- 1p.m. Soroptimist International of Everett will hold a business meeting. The volunteer organization for business and professional women works to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Cost for luncheon event is $12. Call 425 259-8367 to make reservations. Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd St. S.E., Everett.

Foundations Open House

Noon- 4 p.m. Join the Foundations Small Business Center for an open house. The center is a non-profit organization committed to providing free- to low-cost business planning and development in Snohomish County. Foundations Small Business Center, 11611 Airport Rd Suite 206 Everett, WA 98204 More info: yourbusinessfoundation.org

Feb. 27

Lunch & Learn

Matt Cail of Supercharge Marketing will share “How to use Google+” at the Chamber of Commerce fourth Thursday Lunch & Learn. Did you know that Google+ is the second largest social media platform, only behind Facebook? Learn how to use Google+ for your business. Bring a laptop or tablet if possible. RSVP to 425-347-1456 or Julie@mukilteochamber.org. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and includes a lite lunch. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo.

Write Stuff

7 p.m. Are you a creative writer? Or do you want to be? Get together with fellow teens to write and talk about writing. Develop your creative writing skills and discover library resources to spark your creativity. Snacks provided. New members always welcome! Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Feb. 28

Divergent pre-release party

1 p.m. Celebrate the upcoming movie release of “Divergent,” based on the book by Veronica Roth. Which faction will you join, and will you survive the initiation? Get together with other teens for book-related games, food, crafts, trivia and more. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

March 1

Apply now for a Mukilteo Arts Guild High School Scholarship. Open to Mukilteo School District high school seniors interested in pursuing the arts in higher education. Applications are available in your school’s counselor’s office. More info:  www.mukilteoarts.org.

March 2

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.

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.

March 3

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.

March 22

Camp Brian Dinner & Auction

6 p.m. Camp Brian hosts its annual dinner and auction fundraiser with live music. Proceeds benefit patients and families impacted by early onset Parkinson’s disease. In addition to the silent and live auctions, fun activities are planned with an opportunity for prizes. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner and beverages. Archbishop Murphy High School, 12911 39th Ave. S.E., Everett. More info: www.campbrian.org.

March 26

Soroptimist program meeting

Noon- 1p.m. Soroptimist International of Everett’s program meeting highlights information from the new documentary by Shared Hope International, “Gang Chosen.” This new film follows the story of one trafficking victim to expose the reality of the gang lifestyle, shine a light on the lies of gang indoctrination, and the role females play within a gang. Cost for luncheon event is $12. Call 425 259-8367 to make reservations. Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd St. S.E., Everett.

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