Community events for week of Jan. 29 | Around town

Jan 29, 2014

Jan. 29

Secondary Arts Exhibit

The third annual exhibit of artwork from talented art students in the Mukilteo School District's secondary schools runs now 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.

Jan. 30

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.

Jan. 31

12th Man Tailgate

Noon-3 p.m. Enjoy food, games and prizes during the last Blue Friday before the Super Bowl. Drop by to wish our Seahawks luck before the big game. Seahawk Blue not required but definitely encouraged! Degginger McIntosh & Associates Inc., 3977 Harbour Pointe Blvd. S.W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-740-5200.

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.

Feb. 1

Basic White Bread

10:30 a.m.-noon. Warm your home this winter by baking your own bread. Class features live demonstration of Basic White Bread, plus Sweet Dough for cinnamon rolls. Includes handouts, recipes and free samples. Limited space available. Preregister online at www.sno-isle.org or by calling 425-493-8202. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

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. This free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the fourth Tuesday each month. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 W Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. More info: 425-423-9571.

Feb. 3

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. 8

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. 10

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. 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

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. 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.

Feb. 27

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

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 425-374-6323 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.

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 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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