Community Events for week of June 12

Jun 12, 2013

June 12

Dig into reading!

A summer adventure for kids begins by picking up a field guide at the Mukilteo Library to earn a free book and the chance to win a bicycle. Now through Aug. 31. Then dig deep and explore the library’s summer lineup of fun. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Exhibit features artist Jerry Newport

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See a one-man showing of paintings and enhanced prints by local artist Jerry Newport in the Harbour Pointe Shopping Center. Exhibit is open now through July 31, Monday through Saturday. Mukilteo Art & Frame, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway Ste. 408, Mukilteo.

Gardening with a Purpose

6-8 p.m. The city hosts Gardening with a Purpose: A Low Impact Development (LID) Workshop. Get ideas to help beautify your yard, and put the rain to work to protect Puget Sound. Learn about rain barrels, rain gardens, terraces, soil amendments, dealing with soggy spots, buffers, berms, layered plantings, permeable paths. Hear from city staff on local LID projects. City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo. RSVP at: 425-335-5634 ext 112 or stacy@snohomishcd.org. More info: mukilteo.eventbrite.com.

Open Mic Night

6-8 p.m. Open Mic is back for the summer on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Show features local and not-so-local musicians, bands, poets, performing artists and comedians. Sponsored by the Mukilteo Arts Guild. Free event and free parking. Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th St., Mukilteo. More info: 425-423-0450 or theartworkshop7@aol.com or www.mukilteoarts.org.

Table Tennis Night at the Y

7-8 p.m. Do you love playing table tennis? Play a game or two on YMCA’s drop-in Table Tennis Nights in the Family Room on Mondays and Wednesdays. For adults, or children 12 and up with an adult. Free for members, $1 suggested donation for non-members. Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-2408 or jkraemer@ymca-snoco.org.

Girls basketball camp

9 a.m. – noon. Kamiak High School will host its annual girls basketball camp for girls entering grades 3-8 the week of June 24-27. Campers will enjoy a fun and positive environment while learning the basic skills and fundamentals of basketball. Cost is $85. To register, email normanbd@mukilteo,wednet.edu.

June 13

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Cupcakes and Games Challenge

1-2:30 p.m. The Mukilteo Library repeats its popular end-of-school-year celebration this year. The library will provide the cupcakes, frosting and candy. Students finishing grades K-12 will provide the creativity as they decorate their edible masterpieces. The library will also provide card games and board games for a fun challenge. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

After Hours Social

5-7 p.m. The Mukilteo Chamber mustache you to join them for its June After-Hours Stache-Bash. This networking event hosted by Whidbey Island Bank on the Mukilteo Speedway is being held jointly with Economic Alliance Snohomish County. Drinks, appetizers provided by Alexa’s Catering, raffle prizes and networking. Bring at least 50 business cards.

Historical Society meeting

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Peter Jensen, a local artist and teacher. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

June 14

Wanted: Fabric donations

2-8 p.m. The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County seek donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn and needlework items for their upcoming 3rd Annual Fabric Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 15. Proceeds go to support Camp Stitch-a-Lot and fund camp scholarships. McCollum Park Education building, behind the WSU Extension office, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: 425-483-3594.

Japanese Gulch Group meeting

6-7 p.m. Want to get more involved with the Japanese Gulch Group? Come to the group’s annual meeting. The group will be holding elections. If you would like to join the group, fill out and turn in an application. Applications can be found at www.japanesegulch.org. Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo. More info: 425-239-2205 or director@japanesegulch.org.

Audubon Society meeting

7 p.m. The June Pilchuck Audubon Society meeting program is "Craig Romano and Day Hiking the Columbia River Gorge." Romano is an award-winning Washington state author who recently released “Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge.” He will be sharing tales from the trails from Ridgefield, Wash. to Boardman, Ore. spotlighting 100 hikes. Books will be available at a discount. Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-0926.

June 15

3rd annual Fabric Sale

9-2 p.m. The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County’s will host their 3rd annual Fabric Sale. Find fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn and needlework items. Proceeds go to support Camp Stitch-a-Lot and fund camp scholarships. McCollum Park Education building, behind the WSU Extension office, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: 425-483-3594.

Meet a NASA astronaut

1 p.m. Meet NASA Astronaut Mike Foreman. Learn about his experiences aboard the International Space Station. Presentation is from 1-1:45. Autographs and photos are from 1:45-2:15 p.m. Free to the public. Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: www.futureofflightfoundation.org.

Host an exchange student

Deadline today. Sign up to be a host family to share the American way of life with a foreign exchange student. The Face the World Foundation has students from more than 15 countries looking for a family. More info: 1-888-389-1006 ext. 104 or shelli@facetheworld.org or www.facetheworld.org.

Basketball camp

Kamiak Knights Boys Youth Camp for 3-7th graders is June 17-20 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Grades based on 2013-2014 school year. For all boys interested in improving skills, having fun, learning "the Kamiak way." Camp costs $75 (prior to June 12). Registration forms can be found at Kamiak High School or online at http://kamiaksports.olinesports.com/main.php. More info: westcm@mukilteo.wednet.edu.

Register for Y T-ball and baseball

Registration for the Mukilteo Family YMCA Summer T-ball and Baseball season is now open for boys and girls ages 3-9. T-ball is open to boys and girls ages 3-4 and 5-6 and baseball is open to boys and girls ages 7-9. Practices start the week of June 17 with the season wrapping up Aug. 3 or 17, depending on age. Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-2408 or jkraemer@ymca-snoco.org.

June 17

Daytime Book Group

10-11:30 a.m. Mukilteo Daytime Book Group meets to discuss "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks. The group meets the third Monday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

June 19

Pajama Storytime/Stuffed Animal Sleepover

6:30 p.m. Come in your PJ’s for stories and songs. Bring a stuffed animal to a sleepover at the library. Leave your friend at the library that night and pick it up after 2 p.m. the following day. You’ll get a scrapbook showing what your stuffed animal did at the library after you left. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Free Taekwondo show

5:30-7 p.m. The Hanzhong University Demo Team from South Korea is putting on a Taekwondo show. A local children's team from Taekwondo Way will open. A lesson on Taekwondo basics and a kicking competition will follow. This free event is sponsored by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-355-8918.

Compassionate volunteers needed!

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.

June 20

Chamber Breakfast

7:30 a.m. Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce June breakfast meeting. Scholarship awards and three rounds of roundtable networking. Meet and hear about other local businesses. Share a one-minute "infomercial" about your business. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and network with other chamber members. $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Proceeds go to scholarship fund for Mukilteo high school seniors interested in business education. Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo.

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Harbour Pointe Open House

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June is Harbour Pointe Retirement’s “lucky” 13th anniversary. To celebrate, Harbour Pointe is hosting two Open Houses, June 6-8 and June 20-22. Drop in for a hot dog with all the trimmings, a cupcake and beverage. Win one of 13 prizes. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555 or HYPERLINK "http://www.hpretire.com" www.hpretire.com.

Meet Beacon publisher

1:30 p.m. What does the future of newspaper readership look like? Are community weeklies going to outlast dailies in the newspaper industry? Discover the answers to these and many other newspaper questions. Guest speaker Paul Archipley is a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry and publisher of the Beacon newspapers. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555 or www.hpretire.com.

Evening Book Group

7-8:30 p.m. Mukilteo Evening Book Group meets to discuss "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" by Erik Larson. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

June 21

Community Service Day

Today is Windermere Real Estate’s annual Community Service Day. Each year, Windermere agents, managers, owners and staff devote their workday to making a positive change in the neighborhoods they serve through local service projects and volunteerism. This year, Windermere's brokers are collecting donations of food, toiletries and cash at several local businesses, including QFC, Albertson's, Opus Bank and both Starbucks on the Speedway. More info: 425-348-5960.

June 22

Gardens of Merit Tour

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour eight private residential gardens in Everett on a self-guided tour and support the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens. Tickets are $10. On the same day, shop one of Puget Sound’s largest plant sales in the upper parking lot from 10 a.m.-5p.m. A raffle takes place at the Arboretum during the plant sale hours. Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens,145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. More info: www.evergreenarboretum.com or 425-257-8597 or contactus@evergreenarboretum.com.

Dig Into Reading with Jeff Evans

3 p.m. Kick off summer reading with magician Jeff Evans who unearths secrets of the deep in his all-new subterranean summer reading spectacular. The surprises are non-stop whether Jeff is mining for precious metals, discovering aquifers of drinking water or sharing amazing facts about the world’s deepest supercave. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

June 23

Mukilteo Car Show

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the Mukilteo Chamber for the fourth annual Mukilteo Car Show held at Historic Flight Foundation. Great cars, live music from The Charlies, food and fun. Enter your car, vote for your favorite car and enjoy a day in the community. Register your car at www.mukilteo.org or 425-347-1456.

June 24

Camp Stitch-a-Lot

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) annual summer sewing camp for kids 8 to 17. Two one-week, half-day sessions June 24-28. Introduction to Sewing, Basic Sewing 1, Introduction to Knitting. McCollum Park, behind Snohomish County Extension Office, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: campstitchalot.blogspot.com, 425-239-7712 or shirleyriley@live.com.

June 27

Knitting Group

10 a.m. to noon. Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: Please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce is offering its Lunch & Learn class: “Professional Networking” with Sven Mogelgaard of I Need A CTO! Cost is $10 and includes lunch provided by Alexa’s Catering. RSVP to 425-347-1456 or julie@mukilteochamber.org. 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. Membership benefits include camaraderie, lots of boating advice, reciprocal privileges and more. The club sponsors two cruises per month plus an informative/entertaining monthly meeting. Old Mukilteo Garage, 807 2nd Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-218-3359 or www.mukilteoyachtclub.com.

July 1

Apply for Snoqualmie Tribe grant

The Snoqualmie Tribe Fund is seeking applicants for its summer grant program. The Snoqualmie Tribe awards grants to organizations with a focus on community development, the environment, arts and culture, health and human services or education. Application deadline is July 31. To apply, go to www.snoqualmietribe.us. More info: 425-888-6551 ext. 1103 or jaime.martin@snoqualmietribe.us.

July 11

Book Buddies

3-4:30 p.m. Parents! Is your 2nd or 3rd grader a reluctant reader? Maybe Book Buddies is for them! This program is a fun, confidence-building opportunity for your child to practice reading with a specially trained teen volunteer. Register online or at the Mukilteo Library. Accepted students must fill out a reading contract and commit to attending 6 of the 8 sessions. Now through Aug. 15. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Historical Society meeting

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Chad Kaiser, a Fresnel lens specialist. Kaiser will speak about the history of Washington’s 26 lighthouses and the lenses they use. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

July 13

Swap ‘n’ Sell

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Marysville Rock and Gem Club in conjunction with the City of Marysville's "Junk in the Truck" Sale will have rock rough, slabs, and polished cabs; minerals, fossils, tools and lapidary equipment; jewelry, beads, kids games and grab bags. More than100 vendors, live music and food vendors on site. Marysville Municipal Court House parking lot, 1015 State Ave., Marysville. More info: 425-346-9313 or bmurril@aol.com.

July 15

Camp Stitch-a-Lot

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) annual summer sewing camp for kids 8 to 17. Two one-week, half-day sessions July 15-19. Basic Sewing 1, Basic Sewing 2, Introduction to Crochet. McCollum Park, behind Snohomish County Extension Office, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: campstitchalot.blogspot.com, 425-239-7712 or shirleyriley@live.com.

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