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Beginning fly tying in Edmonds
Start tying your own flies to use for fly fishing on local streams and lakes. Learn the tools, materials and techniques of this art from members of the Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds. Participants can take home all the flies tied in class.
Class is 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7-March 27 at the Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main St. For ages 14 years and older. Supply fee: $30. Registration: $53 for Edmonds residents/$61 nonresidents. Register by Feb. 4 with Edmonds Parks and Recreation at 425-771-0230 or www.reczone.org.
Free pertussis shots for adults, Feb. 4
Snohomish Health District and its community partners will offer free vaccines to protect adults from pertussis, or whooping cough, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 4 at two sites:
• Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett
• Sea Mar Community Health Center, 9710 State Ave., Marysville
Pregnant women in their third trimester and adults who have close contact with infants, young children or pregnant women in Snohomish County are encouraged to get the vaccine. High-risk groups include child care workers and health care workers.
Appointments can be made by calling 425-388-5088 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Feb. 3. Vaccine information sheets and consent forms in English and Spanish can be found at www.snohd.org.
Learn the basics of climbing Mount Rainier
Join members of the Climb to Fight Breast Cancer for fundamentals on summiting the Northwest’s most famous peak and learn how to pair climbing endeavors with a worthwhile cause.
Hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the class is 7-8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the REI Alderwood mall, 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood.
For more information, go to www.fhcrc.org/climb or email email@example.com.
Dine out to support Type 1 diabetes research
Help support Type 1 diabetes research by dining out Feb. 21 at FIVE Restaurant and Bistro in Edmonds.
The event is twofold: a party atmosphere while learning about advances made in Type 1 diabetes research.
Cost is $75 per person and covers appetizers, salad, entrée, dessert and wine, which is donated by Milbrandt Vineyards.
The party starts at 6 p.m. with wine, appetizers and socializing; dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Dr. Bill Hagopian, of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, will share his current research.
To RSVP, call Becky at the PNDRI at 206-568-1489.
AAUW February meeting focuses on mothers and daughters
The American Association of University Women will meet at 10 a.m., Feb. 11 at Edmonds Community College, Snohomish Hall, Room 304A, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood.
Guest speaker and author Mary Lou Sanelli will discuss “Mothers and Daughters: The Life Cycle/The Mother Daughter Evolutionary Process That Lasts Your Lifetime.”
This is an AAUW Funds Development Opportunity. For more information, call 425-670-0484.
Garden Club workshop series continues with native plants
Edmonds Floretum Garden Club will host its fourth in a series of Saturday workshops 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 11 in the meeting room of Coldwell Banker Bain, 108 Fifth Ave. S in Edmonds. Rita Moore from the Washington Native Plant Society will speak about “Native Plants for the Home Garden.”
Moore is active as an educator and advocate for establishing native plantings in the urban environment.
All are welcome. A donation of $2 is suggested. For more information, call Janice Noe at 425-774-4991.
Swing, ballroom and more available Saturday nights
Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is offering dance classes Saturday evenings. Join World Swing Dance Council-certified instructor Charles England from the Golden State Dance Teachers Association at:
• 6 p.m. for ballroom
• 7 p.m. for East Coast swing
• 8 p.m. for salsa
• 9 p.m. for West Coast swing
Classes run through Feb. 18 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Class fee is $55 for residents and $63 for nonresidents. For more information call 425-771-0230 or go to www.reczone.org.
Free citizenship classes at Mountlake Terrace Library
Registration is now open for the next series of free citizenship classes at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The classes begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and continue for five sessions. The Mountlake Terrace Library is located at 23300 58th Ave. W.
Taught by a trained volunteer, the classes will offer practice reading, speaking and writing as well as a review of the 100 questions on U.S. history and civics, 10 of which will be asked at an immigration interview. Class size is limited and registration is required for the five-week session.
For more information, call 425-776-8722 or register in person at the library.
Free tax prep and e-file at Edmonds Community College
Every year Edmonds Community College offers free income tax return preparation and e-filing to U.S. citizens and residents with incomes of less than $49,000. This service is sponsored by an IRS program called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Confidential tax return preparation will be offered on a drop-in basis from Feb. 7-March 16 and April 3-13 in Mountlake Terrace Hall Room 212, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. No tax preparation will be done during spring break, March 17-April 2. Assistance in several languages will be available. Tax forms will be provided.
SEMINARS AND EDUCATION
Travel classes at Europe Through the Back Door
Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door is located at 130 Fourth Ave., Edmonds. Classes are free, but make reservations at www.ricksteves.com or call 425-771-8303 ext. 298.
• Feb. 4: Women’s seminar, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St.
• Feb. 9: Paris, 6-7 p.m. at the Travel Center Classroom
• Feb. 11: Spain, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Edmonds Theater
• Feb. 11: Portugal, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Travel Center Classroom
Learn all about trees at Molbak’s in Woodinville
Invest in the future: Plant a tree. 10-11 a.m. Feb. 4. In this free seminar, Don Marshall, head of the Environmental Horticulture program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, will discuss how to plant, prune and stake your new trees so they can thrive and enhance your landscape for years to come.
Molbak’s is located at 13625 NE 175th St. in Woodinville. For more information, go to www.molbaks.com/events.html.
Upcoming Savvy Traveler seminars in Edmonds
The Savvy Traveler is located at 112 Fifth Ave. S in Edmonds. For more information and updates, call 425-744-6076 or go to www.savvytravelerstore.com.
• Feb. 4: Camino de Santiago: The Artists’ Journey, 10 a.m.
• Feb. 4: France, 1 p.m.
• Feb. 11: Undiscovered Europe: Slovenia and Montenergro, 10 a.m.
• Feb. 11: South India: Coast to Coast, 1 p.m.
• Feb. 16-March 15: Italian for Travelers, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $85 for the five-week course.
• Feb. 18: Undiscovered China, 10 a.m.
• Feb. 18: Mystical Bali, 1 p.m.
Tae kwon do master demonstrates ancient art form
Discover the beauty and strength of tae kwon do with a free demonstration by Grand Master Brandon Richards and students from Seattle Tae Kwon Do. The demonstration begins at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. A brief lesson will follow. For all ages.
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