Schedule of community events for week of Oct. 19 | Around Town
10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business. Bring at least 30 business cards. Attendance is free. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. SW., Mukilteo.
Chili Throw Down
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Garden Court Retirement is hosting its sixth annual Chili Throw Down, in which six local retirement homes vie for trophies and bragging rights for the best chili recipe. All six will bring their chili for this blind tasting. Cost is $5 for lunch and to vote for your favorite chili. Proceeds from the event go to the three fire foundations that support our communities. Garden Court Retirement, 520 112th St. SW, Everett. More info: 425-438-9080.
Folk Dance Club
7-9 p.m. Sno-King International Folk Dance Club invites you to kick up your heels in dances from many lands on Wednesday nights. Dances are all by request. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $7 non-members; $5 members. More info: 206-524-7360 or 360-387-9923 or www.sno-king.org.
7:30-9 a.m. This month’s Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce breakfast speaker is Calvin Goings of the Small Business Administration. Networking, raffle prizes, new member intros and more. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-347-1456 or www.mukilteochamber.org.
Evening Book Group
6-7:30 p.m. Join the group to discuss "Last Bus to Wisdom" by Ivan Doig. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the Snohomish County Clothing & Textile Advisors to make tote bags for Safe Place, a haven for children 12 and under who are victims of violence. Kits will be provided. Bring your sewing machine, a color variety of thread, sewing tools, a beverage and lunch. McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension Office. More info: 425-743-0118 or email@example.com.
Ready to Read and Rock!
10-11 a.m. Charlie Williams and Nancy Stewart present: The Chancy and Narly Show. Two of the Northwest’s favorite children’s performers team up for phonetic fun. Sing along, play with words and learn some noises for your music too. These essential skills prepare children for the adventure of reading. For ages 0-5 with an adult caregiver. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.
Folk Dance Club
7-9:30 p.m. Sno-King International Folk Dance Club invites you to kick up your heels in dances from many lands on Saturday nights. A dance program will be followed by requests. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $7 non-members; $5 members. More info: 206-524-7360 or 360-387-9923 or www.sno-king.org.
Are you over 55? Join RSVP
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks volunteers age 55 and over for a variety of community service opportunities. Volunteer a few hours a week as a driver, peer counselor, food bank worker, Boys & Girls Club mentor and more. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-374-6374.
ESL Talk Time
6-7 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. This group meets on Mondays. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
3 p.m. Join the Mukilteo Seniors Association for a weekly stroll around Lighthouse Park. This walking group meets every Tuesday at the Mukilteo waterfront park. Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo. More info: email@example.com or 425-530-8313.
Lunch & Learn
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month’s speaker is Natasha Packer of As You Wish Organizing. She will share time management tips and strategies to help keep your day on track. RSVP to 425-347-1456 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non members and includes a light lunch. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. SW., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteochamber.org.
Mukilteo Yacht Club
6 p.m. Boaters are invited to the monthly meeting of this boat cruising and social club. Membership benefits include reciprocal moorage privileges, boating and land cruises and boating discounts. Power and sail boaters welcome. Milltown Sailing Association Clubhouse, 410 14th St., Everett. More info: 425-218-3359 or email@example.com or www.mukilteoyachtclub.com.
10 a.m. Aspiring Leaders Toastmasters is having a special meeting on the fifth Saturday in October. The Halloween-themed event will feature prepared speeches, an opportunity for extemporaneous speaking, warm and supportive evaluations and light refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume. For ages 18 and up. Follow on Facebook and meetup.com. Mukilteo Family YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W, Mukilteo. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Chasing the Surface’
4 p.m. The Langley Whale Center will host a book reading and presentation by Sharon Mentyka, author of the book "Chasing the Surface,” for children 8 and older. The book is based on a true event in Dyes Inlet, Wash. The story follows a 12-year-old girl’s struggles to help free a pod of trapped killer whales, which leads her to a new understanding of nature, family and home. Donations will be accepted. Langley Whale Center, 115 Anthes Ave., Langley. More info: www.sharonmentyka.com or email@example.com.
7:30-9:30 p.m. Sno-King International Folk Dance Club hosts its annual Halloween Party featuring dances from many lands. Break out your costumes. No teaching. Potluck snacks. Prizes for best costumes. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. $5 for members, $7 for non-members. More info: 206-524-7360 or www.sno-king.org.
1-5 p.m. Celebrate Halloween in Mukilteo with the family at the city’s sixth annual Boo Bash. Dress in your best Halloween costume and play games, do arts and craft projects, walk through a haunted house and more. Trick-or-Treat around businesses in Old Town. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteowa.gov.
Comic Con Concert
2:30 p.m. The Evergreen Community Orchestra will perform a concert tribute to Comic Con, featuring selections from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy shows. Donations will be accepted. Family friendly costumes are encouraged. Northwest Music Hall, Everett Mall,1402 Southeast Everett Mall Way, Everett. More info: www.evergreencommunityorchestra.org.
5-8 p.m. This Mariner High School event invites elementary school students to spend Halloween night in an indoor, safe environment filled with fun activities and a Trick-or-Treat hallway. Bring a donation for the Mukilteo Food Bank or Mariner’s Food Closet. Mariner High School, 200 120th St. S.W., Everett.
Bricks 4 Kidz: Construction Craze
4-5 p.m. Make your own motorized models of tools of the trade, from a hand-held power drill and power saw to a tough, all-terrain bulldozer and giant dump truck. Or build an alligator with DUPLO bricks. Then enjoy free play and race your LEGO car down the ramp. For school-age kids. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.
Come for Coffee
1-3 p.m. Meet other seniors when you Come for Coffee in the Rosehill Room at Mukilteo’s community center. Mukilteo Senior Association hosts this free event on the first Thursday of every month in the Rosehill Room. Coffee, tea and store-bought sweets will be provided. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-263-8180.
Teen Advisory Board
4:30-6 p.m. Meet new teens, discuss teen concerns, help develop library programs and talk about books – all while earning volunteer credits. Snacks provided. Pick up a TAB application at the library’s information desk. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.
Sno-Isle TECH Dental Clinic
The Sno-Isle TECH Dental Clinic will be open from Nov. 3 through March 16 for discounted services. Help train dental assistants that are juniors and seniors registered in local high schools who attend Sno-Isle for career training. For $75 per appointment, clients will receive an exam, cleaning and any necessary X-rays from a licensed dentist. Cavities may be treated in a follow-up appointment. There are a limited number of openings for these reduced cost services. Sno-Isle TECH, 9001 Airport Rd., Everett. More info: 425-348-2240.
STARS Growing Healthy Children
10 a.m. to noon. Is that for real? Discover and share tips for integrating nonfiction picture books into any preschooler’s day. Tap into their curiosity to foster an interest in books. Learn about new titles and where to find them. Earn STARS 2 STARS credits for free. For adults only. Pre-registration required. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your Christmas shopping done early! Assistance League of Everett is sponsoring a Holiday Marketplace at its thrift shop. The market will feature many local artists and artisans selling holiday arts, crafts and treats. Admission is free. Assistance League of Everett, 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett. More info: 425-252-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Art Mart
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This art market features juried artists and artisans from all over Washington state. Shop for a variety of handmade gifts, including jewelry, clothing, home décor, pottery and hand-blown glass. Sponsored by the Mukilteo Arts Guild and the city of Mukilteo. Proceeds go toward the guild’s high school scholarship fund. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: www.mukilteoarts.org or 425-423-0450.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn community service credit by helping out at the Mukilteo Library. Help prepare crafts for library programs and displays, pick up and clean up, sort books and more. No need to sign up. Meet in the teen area on the first Saturday of each month to volunteer for one hour from September through May. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
Write Now: Polishing Your Manuscript
10 a.m. to noon. Finishing a manuscript isn’t where the work ends. In this two-hour workshop, Margaret Bendet takes writers through the tasks necessary to polish a manuscript and make it shine. Attendees will learn how to be objective about their writing, the importance of beta readers and the necessity of editors. Pre-registration required. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
Folk Dance Workshop
7-9:30 p.m. Sno-King International Folk Dance Club in conjunction with Northwest Folkdancers Inc. will present an international folk dance workshop by renowned teacher Thea Huijgen. She will teach no-partner dances from four countries. Bring snacks to share. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for non-members. More info: www.sno-king.org or email@example.com.
Yoga Open House
3:30-5:30 p.m. Mukilteo Yoga is hosting an open house for its new yoga teacher training program. The event will feature a free yoga class, studio tours and applications to become a yoga teacher. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The community yoga class will be held at 6 p.m. Mukilteo Yoga, 11811 Mukilteo Speedway, Ste. 200, Mukilteo. More info: 425-293-5297 or www.mukilteoyoga.com.
Mukilteo Way Garden Club
11 a.m. This month’s Mukilteo Way Garden Club meeting will feature speaker Karen Hemple, the owner of Barbara's Floral. Hemple will share how to make holiday arrangements. All are welcome. Call for directions to the private address. Club meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month. More info: www.mwgc.org or 206-799-2484.
Teen Random Fandom Party
3-5 p.m. Are you a Whovian, Potterhead, Trekkie, Nerdfighter, Tribute or Sherlockian? Do you geek out over new superhero movies? Nerd out over comic books or anime? Join other fans like you in a random fandom extravaganza. All your favorite movies, TV shows and books will be represented with games, crafts, activities, snacks and more. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
Arc Legislative Forum
6:30 to 8 p.m. The Arc of Snohomish County is sponsoring its annual legislative forum. This event is an opportunity to meet your legislators and hear their views on supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families. Everett Station’s Weyerhaeuser Room, 3201 Smith Ave. Everett. More info: 425-258-2459.
Evening Book Group
6-7:30 p.m. Join the group to discuss "A Rose on the Steel Ground" by Julie Loan Ky Alexander. The author is scheduled to attend. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live streaming of TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event. See and hear the region’s most fascinating thinkers, innovators and performers live onstage. Register at sno-isle.org/tedx. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.
Daytime Book Group
10-11:30 a.m. Join the group to discuss "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough. The group meets on the third Monday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.