Community Events for week of May 1

May 01, 2013

May 1

Gun control debate

7 p.m. A debate on gun control will be moderated by Rep. Marko Liias and will feature Chief Quenzer of the Monroe Police Department and the Second Amendment Foundation. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Health and Safety Network. The public is invited to attend this free event and to share their thoughts and ideas. Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo. More info: 425-252-2668 or cjury@snoconetwork.org.

Everett Waterfront Historical Project

Deadline today. Port of Everett is collecting personal stories, images and videos about the lumber and shingle, commercial fishing and boat building industries in an effort to capture the community’s experiences and memories surrounding the historic Everett waterfront. The information will be used in the creation of a historical website. Share online: https://dykeman.wufoo.com/forms/q7x0r3/

Celebrate Arts Education Month

May is Arts Education Month in Washington state. Join ArtsEd Washington, local communities and school districts throughout the state to celebrate arts learning in action in our schools. Learn about this annual celebration, including how you can get involved and show your support, and rally your schools and community to participate. More info: 206-441-4501 or www.artsedwashington.org.

Wanted: Garden calendar photos

Mukilteo Community Garden is looking for a few good photos. The group needs photos of vegetables and gardens for its 2014 calendar. Photos need to be 8x10 which is 3000PX by 2250PX at 300dpi. Email them with your contact information to jeanie.james@gmail.com.

May 2

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.

Alzheimer’s support group

12:30-2:30 p.m. 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. Free support group meets the first Thursday of each month. Bethany at Silver Lake, 2235 Lake Heights Dr., Everett. More info: 206-529-3875.

Schmalz campaign kick off

6-8 p.m. Join Councilmember Steve Schmalz for his Mukilteo mayor campaign kick off. Discuss the important issues in Mukilteo. Learn how Steve will lead Mukilteo in a direction that focuses on Mukilteo residents. Food and beverages provided by Red Cup Cafe. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

May 3

Kamiak presents ‘Sweeney Todd’

7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for Kamiak High School’s spring musical, “Sweeney Todd.” Show dates are May 3, 4, 10 and 11. May 11 at 2 p.m. will be a matinee performance and all seats are $10. Appropriate for ages 13 and up due to mature themes and fake blood. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Order tickets at http://schools.mukilteo.wednet.edu/ka. Kamiak PAC, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-366-5514.

Apply for horticulture scholarships

Deadline today. Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation is seeking applicants for scholarships in horticulture and related fields. Two $1,000 scholarships are available. Both scholarships are for high school seniors or students entering college for the first time. More info: www.snomgf.org/scholarship.html.

Crafternoon for Kids

2 p.m. Get crafty with the Mukilteo Library. The library have several craft projects involving color and texture for you to create with material provided by the Friends of the Mukilteo Library. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

May 4

Join Mukilteo Runners

7:30 a.m. Take advantage of the nice weather and join the Mukilteo Running Club for their weekly Saturday morning run. Run starts above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. Run a 4+ mile loop through Harbour Pointe at a conversational pace. More info: HYPERLINK "mailto:mukrunclub@gmail.com" mukrunclub@gmail.com.

Opening Day of Boating

Noon: Sponsored by Mukilteo Yacht Club at Port of Everett. Day’s activities include blessing of the fleet, decorated boat parade and complimentary boat inspections. Parade can be viewed from the shore between the port and the Mukilteo lighthouse. Area boaters are welcome to participate. More info: 425-218-3359 or www.mukilteoyachtclub.com.

Spring Plant Sale

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alderwood Garden Club Spring Plant Sale. Perennials, bulbs, herbs, annuals and various specialty plants are featured, along with veggie starts, garden art and plant pots. Proceeds from the sale will go to Edmonds Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund. Crossroads Church, 18527 60th Ave W., Lynnwood. More info: 425-743-1430.

May 5

Profit to Prophet

2-4 p.m. The Episcopal Church’s Call and Response to Human Trafficking and Forced Migration, a free workshop. St. Hilda St. Patrick Episcopal Church, 15224, 52nd Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: 425-743-4655.

May 6

ESL Talk Time

7-8 p.m. Talk 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 or www.sno-isle.org.

May 9

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.

Historical Society meeting

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Penny Buse titled “History of Warm Beach and Stanwood.” Buse is a book author from Stanwood. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

May 11

Join Mukilteo Runners

7:30 a.m. Take advantage of the nice weather and join the Mukilteo Running Club for their weekly Saturday morning run. Run starts above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. Run a 4+ mile loop through Harbour Pointe at a conversational pace. More info: mukrunclub@gmail.com.

Port of Everett Cleanup Day

9 a.m. Volunteer for the Port of Everett's 19th annual Marina and Jetty Island Cleanup Day. Transportation will be provided to Jetty Island. Check in at the Fishermen's Tribute Plaza outside Waterfront Center, 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett. Bring gloves, bags and scoopers. Return at noon for a group picture, refreshments and prizes, including a roundtrip Travelift raffle. More info: 425-259-6001.

Touch-A-Truck

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring the whole family to see and “touch” all the cool service vehicles you see on the streets of Mukilteo. Vehicles will include police, fire, public works, and other emergency and utility vehicles. Event takes place rain or shine. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-263-8180.

Backyard Birding for Beginners

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get to know the birds in your neighborhood. Learn to use binoculars and field guides, set up feeders, then record and analyze your observations. The group will identify birds near the library, so dress accordingly and bring binoculars. Presented by Dr. Alan Mearns and Bonnie Mearns in conjunction with International Migratory Bird Day. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Celebrate Helen’s Day

2 p.m. Former teachers of Mariner High School invite you to Helen’s Day. Be a part of the dedication of a bench and memorial plaque in memoriam of Helen Gell by the main office. A scholarship in Helen’s name is being established. Send your donation to: “Mariner Booster Club – Helen Gell Fund.” Mariner High School, 200 120th St. S.W., Everett. More info: 425-745-5030.

May 13

Monday ESL Talk Time

7-8 p.m. Talk 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 or www.sno-isle.org.

Spring Volleyball Clinic

9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club will host its annual Spring Volleyball Clinic put on by Career UW Coach and Olympic Gold Medalist Bill Neville. For grades 3-12. May11 and May 12. Cost is $50 for one day, or $80 for both days. Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: rcannon@bgcsc.org or www.bgcsc.org.

Special Preschool Storytime: Parachute Play

7 p.m. It's fun! It's active! In Parachute Play, children learn important skills including cooperative play, social interaction, listening for directions and understanding rhythm. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

May 16

Special Preschool Storytime: Parachute Play

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. It's fun! It's active! In Parachute Play, children learn important skills including cooperative play, social interaction, listening for directions and understanding rhythm. This is the last storytime program until summer. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.

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.

Evening Book Group

7-8:30 p.m. Mukilteo Evening Book Group meets to discuss "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

May 18

Join Mukilteo Runners

7:30 a.m. Take advantage of the nice weather and join the Mukilteo Running Club for their weekly Saturday morning run. Run starts above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. Run a 4+ mile loop through Harbour Pointe at a conversational pace. More info: mukrunclub@gmail.com.

Conquer the Hill 5K

9 a.m. The inaugural Conquer the Hill 5k is a fun run/walk. Course begins at Edmonds-Woodway High School Stadium, leads participants down and then up the big Main Street hill, and ends back at the stadium. Awards will be given for the top overall runners, male and female. Strollers are welcome. Register for $30 after May 13 at www.getmeregistered.com.

May 20

Daytime Book Group

10-11:30 a.m. Mukilteo Daytime Book Group meets to discuss "The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht. 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. Talk 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 or www.sno-isle.org.

May 23

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.

May 30

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.

June 1

Relay For Life

Noon-8 a.m. Relay For Life of South Snohomish County runs June 1-2. Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form team and relay style walk the track at Edmonds-Woodway High School for 20 hours. The event includes a luminaria ceremony, games and entertainment, individual fundraisers and lots of community spirit. More info: HYPERLINK "http://www.southsnohomishrelay.org" www.southsnohomishrelay.org.

Take Charge of Your Life

1 p.m. A seminar presented by Mary Ellen Flora, internationally known spiritual teacher and author of 10 books and four audio books. Feeling out of control, unfocused, and afraid? Learn new ways to take charge of your body and your life. Check-in begins at 12:30. CDM Spiritual Teaching Center, 2402 Summit Ave., Everett. Go to www.c-d-m.org or call 425-258-1449 to register. $50 suggested donation.

June 13

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.

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.

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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