Community Extra: Opportunities

  • Wed Jun 4th, 2014 4:04pm
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Run: 5k raises awareness of disease

A Kick Batten’s for Carl 5k/10k Fun Run and Walk fundraiser will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Legion Memorial Park, 114 North Olympic Ave. in Arlington. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Cost is $15, $10 age 14 and younger.

Proceeds benefit the Batten Disease Support and Research Association in memory of Carl Bergam, who died of the incurable disease in 2009 at age 12.

Batten disease is a genetic neurological disorder that affects children and adolescents. Over time, affected children suffer mental impairment, worsening seizures and progressive loss of sight and motor skills. Eventually, they become blind, bedridden and unable to communicate.

More info: www.kicking

Touch: More than trucks at extravaganza

Monroe Christian School presents a Touch-A-Truck event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the campus at 1009 W. Main St. See fire trucks, police cars, SWAT vehicles, construction equipment, race cars, a hydroplane and more.

Included is live music by LindiMoo and Sunday Speedtrap, hot dog and ice cream vendors, free face painting, balloon animals and bouncy houses, Science on Wheels, visits from princesses and much more.

Entry is $5, or $25 for a family of up to eight. Children younger than 2 are free.

More info: www.mcstoucha, 360-421-1118

Embark: Trolley tours at Heritage Park

Lynnwood’s Heritage Park starts a series of open house events 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with similar events set for the first Saturday of each month through September. Tour the various historical structures at the park, including Interurban Car 55, one of six Interurban trolleys that ran between Seattle and Everett from 1910 to 1939.

The park is located at 19921 Poplar Way. Also available for tours are the Superintendent’s Cottage and the Wickers Building Museum. Sno-Isle Genealogical Society members will be on hand at Humble House to help with genealogical questions.

Treats and refreshments will be served.

More info: www.Play

Learn: Camano Center ‘not just for seniors’

Learn more about the Camano Center at a Camano Center Day open house, 4-6 p.m. Saturday at 606 Arrowhead Road. The former senior center now offers a multitude of activities and events for all ages, from cooking to Chinese to creative writing, and much more.

There also will be an unveiling of a bronze sculpture by Camano Island artist Shannon Kirby. The sculpture honors the legacy gift of Patricia Hartley by depicting the donor and her beloved shih tzu, Bandit.

In addition, an evening ribbon-cutting ceremony will formally open a new Legacy Garden, a place for remembrance and reflection, followed by a live concert.

More info: 360-387-0222

Sip: High Tea aids historic group’s efforts

Historic Everett holds a High Tea fundraiser, 2-4 p.m. June 21 at the historic Hartley Mansion, 2320 Rucker Ave.

Reservations are due by June 12.

Participants are encouraged to wear period clothing. There will be a hat contest, food and music by 13-year-old cellist Mason Kamb. Guest speaker and actress Tames Alan also will make the women’s suffrage movement come alive.

Tickets are $40 for Historic Everett members, $50 non-members, available at www.brownpaper

More info: 425-293-2767 or

Swap: Kids bikes at Sharing Wheels

The nonprofit Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop holds its annual Kids Bike Swap, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 2531 Broadway, Everett, near North Middle School. Does your kid need a bigger bike? Want a better bike? Or just want a different bike? Bring your kid and their bike to the swap and see what’s available.

How it works: Kids donate their old bike and receive a voucher for the value to be redeemed towardsanother bike that Sharing Wheels has refurbished. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

More info: or 425-252-6952

Cheer: Community dance recital

Mountlake Terrace holds its annual community dance recital, “The Rainbow of Life,” with two shows, at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. June 14 at the Mountlake Terrace High School theater, 21801 44th Ave. W.

Many dance styles will be on display, including ballet, Egyptian belly dance, Hawaiian hula, hip-hop, jazz and tap. All ages of dancers perform, including little ones in their first stage experience.

Tickets are $9 at www.brown until June 10. After that, tickets will be sold during dress rehearsals and at the door one hour before each show.

More info: 425-640-3107