Community events for week of Jan. 8 | Around Town

Jan 08, 2014

Jan. 8

Nordic Oral History Project

2 p.m. Hear a presentation by Gordon Strand and Mari-Ann Jackson of the Nordic Heritage Museum and watch a documentary on the museum’s “American Voices Oral History Project.” The project is an effort to collect and share the life histories of Nordic Immigrants and their descendants in the Pacific Northwest.  Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: www.hpretire.com or 425-493-8555.

Jan. 9

After Hours Social

5-7 p.m. The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce hosts its January After Hours Social and Ugly Sweater Contest. Dig out your ugliest sweater and wear it to this free event that features prizes, food, beverages and networking. Bring at least 40 business cards. Cactus Jack’s Pizza,12926 Mukilteo Speedway, St. E15, Mukilteo. More info: 425-347-1456.

Historical Society meeting

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Jennifer Gregerson titled “Meet the New Mayor of Mukilteo.” Gregerson succeeds Joe Marine as the mayor of Mukilteo. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

Jan. 10

The Western Bluebird

7 p.m. The Pilchuck Audubon Society presents “Reintroduction of the Western Bluebird” with Gary Slater from Ecostudies Institute. Hear Slater talk about the work to restore Western Bluebird populations, progress update and the important role that private landowners play in the recovery of this iconic species. Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-0926.

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. 11

Win a Bike valued at $800

Deadline today. 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. 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.

Earn Community Service

10:30-11:30 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

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: HYPERLINK "http://www.dvs-snoco.org" www.dvs-snoco.org or 425-259-2827 ext. 13.

Jan. 13

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.

Jan. 16

Evening Book Group

7-8:30 p.m. Mukilteo Evening Book Group meets to discuss "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Jan. 17

Sew thoughtful

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors will work on their Sew Thoughtful project. Pre-cut quilt kits will be pieced together for Providence Hospital NICU. Mary Hickey, author and quilt teacher, will help lead the project. Bring sewing machine, sewing tools and lunch. McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E. in the Cougar Room. Contact Carla Peery 206-595-9717 or carla.peery@wsu.edu.

Cupcakes, Cookies & Creativity

1-3 p.m. Discover your creative side by decorating cupcakes and sugar cookies, and make some fun buttons to take home. Also, learn about library resources that can help your creative sparks grow. For teens, grades 6-12. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Jan. 21

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.

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. 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.

Jan. 23

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.

Jan. 24

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.

Jan. 27

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.

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.

Jan. 31

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

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.

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.

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.

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