Community Events for week of May 8

May 08, 2013

May 8

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.

Public opinion sought

on Lighthouse Park hours

The Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission is seeking public opinion regarding the hours at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. The current hours are 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 15-Sept. 30 and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 1-May 14. Send your opinions or suggestions via the city website at www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us or contact City Administrator Joe Hannan at jhannan@ci.mukilteo.wa.us before June 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 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.

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.

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.

Teen gaming at the library

3-4:30 p.m. Need a break from AP exams and end-of-year assignments? Game On at the library! Students in grades 6-12 can play video, card and board games at the library. Snacks provided. 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 10

Audubon Society meeting

7 p.m. Pilchuck Audubon Society presents "Constance Sidles Book Reading & Signing: Montlake Fill" at its May program meeting. Constance Sidles will introduce the characters she finds at Montlake Fill every day: the Fill's most intrepid killdeer, the fiercest goose, the most skilled vocalist and dozens more. Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Avenue, Everett. More info: 425-252-0926.

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.

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.

Yacht Club Membership Cruise

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mukilteo Yacht Club is actively seeking new members and invites interested candidates to come to an open house the Everett Marina. Meet club members at “A” dock at the 12th Street Marina (north side) in Everett. Frisbee golf at 1 p.m., barbecue at 5:30 p.m. Power and sail boaters are welcome. More info: www.mukilteoyachtclub.com or rearcommodore@mukilteoyachtclub.com or 360-708-8173.

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.

Dyslexia and ADD support

1-3 p.m. Struggling with reading? Frustrated with your inability to stay focused? Would you like help? Liz Bertran, dyslexia facilitator, will be holding a free support group meeting at the Everett Library for those struggling with reading and/or focusing issues (and/or their parents). Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. More info: 425-231-9705.

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: HYPERLINK "mailto:rcannon@bgcsc.org" rcannon@bgcsc.org or www.bgcsc.org.

Friends of the library

10 a.m. The May board and membership meeting of the Friends of the Mukilteo Library will be held in the conference room at the library. All are invited to attend to find out about the many library events throughout the year that are sponsored by this organization. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.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 14

Scrapbooking Lab

3-5 p.m. Harbour Pointe Middle School Students are encouraged to work on their scrapbooking project at the library. Bring your own scrapbook and your photographs, letters and mementos to create a lasting memory. Stamps, stickers, scrapbooking paper, cutting tools and glue, are provided while supplies last. Scrapbooks not provided. 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.

Beads and bingo

3-4 p.m. Two teen favorites at once—making beaded bracelets and playing bingo for prizes! Students in grades 6 through 12 can relax, create and play at the library. All supplies are provided. Program funded by the Friends of the Mukilteo Library. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

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.

PJ Sewing Party

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors are calling for volunteers to sew flannel pajamas for young children who are brought to Safe Place prior to being placed in foster care. Pajamas are cut out and ready to sew. Bring your sewing machine, basic sewing tools and a brown bag lunch. McCollum Park, in the Cougar classroom behind the WSU Extension Office, 600 128th ST. S.E., Everett. More info: 206-595-9717 or carla.peery@wsu.edu.

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.

Shred your old documents –

help grow a tomato!

9-11 a.m. Shred your old documents and discover how you can help Mukilteo Community Garden raise produce for local food banks. Free coffee and cookies. Limit three boxes of documents. Co-sponsored by Harbour Pointe Residential Retirement and Mukilteo Community Garden. Harbour Pointe Residential Retirement & Assisted Living, 10200 Harbour Place, Mukilteo. More info: www.hpretire.com or www.mukilteogarden.org or 425-493-8555.

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.

Table tennis now offered at the Y

7-8 p.m. Have you been searching for a place to challenge your friends to a game of table tennis? Well your search is over, as the YMCA is now offering drop in table tennis nights in the Family Room on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8p.m. Free for members, $1 for non-members. More info: 425-493-2408 or jkraemer@ymca-snoco.org.

May 21

Scrapbooking Lab

3-5 p.m. Harbour Pointe Middle School Students are encouraged to work on their scrapbooking project at the library. Bring your own scrapbook and your photographs, letters and mementos to create a lasting memory. Stamps, stickers, scrapbooking paper, cutting tools and glue, are provided while supplies last. Scrapbooks not provided. 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 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: 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.

Host an exchange student

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. Register now until June 15. More info: 1-888-389-1006 ext. 104 or shelli@facetheworld.org or www.facetheworld.org.

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 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 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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