Community events for week of Jan. 22 | Around Town
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. 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.
Lunch & Learn
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce’s fourth Thursday Lunch & Learn is “Financial Keys to a Happier New Year” by Matt Boelter of ING Financial Partners. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and includes a lite lunch. RSVP to 425-347-1456. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteo.org.
Yacht Club meeting
6:30 p.m. Mukilteo Yacht Club meets today. The club sponsors two cruises per month plus an informative/entertaining monthly meeting. Membership benefits include camaraderie, lots of boating advice, reciprocal privileges and more. Old Mukilteo Garage, 807 2nd Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-218-3359 or www.mukilteoyachtclub.com.
Write Stuff Teen Writing Group
7-8:30 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 welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
Girl Scout Troop 42048 is hosting two gymnastics events for kids ages 4-17. The first will be Jan. 24 from 7-9 p.m., followed by another Jan. 25 from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes a snack and patches. Leading Edge Gym, 1500 Industry St., Ste. 300, Everett. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or 425-374-6374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.
Daytime Book Group
10-11:30 a.m. Mukilteo Daytime Book Group meets to discuss "The Master Butchers Singing Club" by Louise Erdrich. The group meets the third Monday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
Secondary Arts Exhibit
The third annual exhibit of artwork from talented art students in the Mukilteo School District's secondary schools runs from Jan. 27 through March 28. A special one-hour opening honoring the student-artists will be held 7-8 p.m. on Jan. 30. The exhibit will include drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and mixed media works of a variety of subjects in a wide range of styles. All are welcome! Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., 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.
8-9 a.m. New this year, the Chamber of Commerce is introducing a Weekly Networking Group. The group meets Tuesdays. Give a 30-second introduction to your business. Bring at least 30 business cards. Free to members; non-members will be asked to join after four meetings. Coffee and breakfast available for purchase. Harbour Pointe Golf Club, 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.
Time Warp Pops Concert
7 p.m. Kamiak High School presents the third annual Time Warp Pops Concert. Enjoy coffee and desserts while listening to hits from the ‘50s to the present performed by Kamiak Barbershops. Tickets are $10 or $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets available by calling 425-366-5447 or from Kamiak Barbershop members. Proceeds benefit the Kamiak Choir program. Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.
Chinese New Year
2-3 p.m. Celebration the Year of the Horse. Immerse yourself in the Chinese culture with "Fireworks," crafts, games like "The Chopstick Challenge" and "Mahjongg," and enjoy dipping fortune cookies into a chocolate fountain. For ages 8 and up. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
Kamiak Girls Basketball Senior Night
7:15 p.m. You are invited to the Senior Night for the Kamiak Girls Basketball Class of 2014. The team will be honoring the following graduating seniors: Jocelynn Blackshear, Aubrey Patrick, Margaret Slack, Salena Taylor, Nora Aboulhosn and Katy Hamill. Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-218-4794.
Enchanted Forest Celebration
5:30 p.m. The Japanese Gulch Group invites you to an auction, dinner, dancing and a celebration like no other! Rosehill Community Center will be transformed into an enchanted forest. Celebrate the city of Mukilteo’s acquisition of 97 acres of forest land. There is still much to do. Purchase tickets online for $50 each or $350 for a table of eight. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: www.japanesegulch.org.
Alzheimer’s caregiver support group
6:30-8 p.m. Caring for someone with memory loss? 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. Starting in February, a free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss will be held the fourth Tuesday each month. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 W Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. More info: 425-423-9571.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.