Community Events for week of June 19

Jun 19, 2013

June 19

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 HYPERLINK "http://www.sno-isle.org" 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 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. This year, Windermere's brokers are collecting donations of food, toiletries and cash to benefit the Mukilteo Food Bank. Drop off donations at several local businesses, including QFC, Albertson's, Opus Bank and both Starbucks on the Speedway. More info: 425-348-5960.

Sew Thoughtful

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) will sew walker bags for a local rehab center. Walker bags attach to a walker to keep belongings handy. Pattern and fabric will be provided. Bring your sewing machine, basic sewing tools and a brown bag lunch. McCollum Park, behind the WSU Extension Office 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. More info: 206-595-9717 or carla.peery@wsu.edu.

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

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.

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 26

Honor our heroes

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Harbour Pointe Retirement is hosting a buffet to honor the police, fire and emergency services men and women who serve our community. Residents will present the heroes with a gift in a special presentation at noon. Harbour Pointe Residential Retirement and Assisted Living, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555.

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: HYPERLINK "http://www.mukilteo.org" 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

Language Day Camps

Chinese language camp for kids and families through July 5 on Whidbey Island. Learn language through fun activities like: participating in the Fourth of July parade with a Chinese dragon, Chinese folk songs and dances, traditional group games, Tai Chi, kite making, dumpling making and more. Other camps: French, Spanish and Japanese. Scholarships and sibling discounts available. NW Language & Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Rd., Langley. More info: 360-321-2101 and www.nwlanguageacademy.com.

Next Level Basketball Camp

Register today for Next Level Basketball Camp, set for July 22-July 25. Grades 2-5 meet from 9-11 a.m., grades 6-8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and high schoolers meet from 2-4 p.m. Olympic View Middle School, 2602 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo. More info: 425-355-2773 or rcannon@bgcsc.org.

Net Nerds Volleyball Camp

Register today for Net Nerds Volleyball Camp, set for July 8-11, 9:30-12:30 p.m. This camp is designed for volleyball players in grades 3 through 6, or beginning players in higher grade levels. Space is limited to 20 kids, so first come first serve. Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club, 1134 2nd St., Mukilteo. More info: 425-355-2773 or rcannon@bgcsc.org.

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 6

Fairy House Festival

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Help build shelters for Meerkerk’s community of woodland fairies. Bring your imagination, creativity and love of nature. Assorted natural plant materials will be provided. Bring other materials to share and a sturdy base for transport, if you plan to keep yours. Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Ln., Greenbank. More info: 360-678-1912.

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.

Aug. 24

Emergency preparedness open house

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mukilteo Fire Department is hosting an Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety Open House with live firefighting demonstrations, fire and emergency safety information and activities. Harbour Pointe Fire Station, 10400 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-263-8150.

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