South County Calendar for March 7

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Mountlake Terrace Police Citizens Academy

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department has planned its next Police Citizens Academy 6-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. The 12-week program is slated to begin April 12 and run through June 28, concluding with a graduation reception for all participants and their families.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. March 30. Space is limited to the first 30 people accepted.

Training sessions include information and demonstrations by K-9, SWAT, narcotics, records and evidence handling staff, as well as a ride-along with an officer.

Applications are at under “City Services/Police/Community Programs,” or applicants can pick one up at the police station, 5906 232nd St. SW. Completed applications can be returned to the police department.

For more information, contact Officer Kim Berg at 425-670-8260 ext. 4418 or

Skandia dance and music events for March

• March 11: Music workshop on the music of Oppland, Gudbrandsdal (including Springleik fra Vågå) and Valdres for regular (flat) fiddle, taught by a visiting Norwegian instructor. Other instruments also welcome. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $25, $20 for members.

• March 11: Dance workshop on Valdresspringar, 2–5 p.m. Cost: $25, $20 for members. Taught by Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger. Location: Judy Patterson and Jerry Walsh’s house. Call for address and directions: 206-784-8959. For more information, go to

• March 16: Skandia Third Friday Dance features an evening of Finnish frivolity with the St. Urho’s dance at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood. Come at 7:30 p.m. for dance instruction by Katrilli, including the traditional grape-stamping dance. General dancing to the Folk Voice Band begins at 8:30 p.m.; come with or without a partner. Cost is $10, $7 for members, kids are free. For more information, email, go to or call 206-784-7470.

Hospital, school district talk about food and mood

Somewhere between a couch potato and obsessed athlete is a lifestyle you can choose for yourself with help available at Healthier Choices, a free family event from 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 15 at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School, 22001 52nd Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace.

Co-sponsored by Swedish/Edmonds and the Edmonds School District, Healthier Choices will feature nutrition advice from dietitian Megan Ellison, YMCA of Snohomish County certified personal trainer Lynnette Moupas and a special video appearance by internationally known culinary and television personality Graham Kerr.

Prizes and Spanish translation also will be offered. For more information, go to

This event is the third in a series of four this year. Three short videos from the second event at Meadowdale Elementary School are available at

Housing Hope of Everett gift card drive

Throughout March, Western Washington Medical Group Family Medicine is collecting $10-$25 gift cards and rolls of quarters for Housing Hope of Everett to help struggling families using emergency shelter and transitional housing or critical services.

Donations can be dropped off from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Western Washington Medical Group Family Medicine, 12728 19th Ave. SE, Suite 300, Everett.

For more information, call 425-225-2755, email, or go to


Savvy Traveler seminars in downtown Edmonds

The Savvy Traveler is located 112 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds. For more information, call 425-744-6076 or go to

• March 10: Italy Day: Northern Italy, 10 a.m.; Southern Italy and Sicily, 11 a.m.; and “The practical side of planning your trip to Italy,” 1 p.m.

• March 17: “Packing like a Savvy Traveler,” 10 a.m.

• March 24: Andes and Amazon of Peru, 10 a.m.

• March 24: Volunteer travel, 1 p.m.

Cougars and killer whales this month at NW Stream Center

Call 425-316-8592 to reserve your seat at either event. Cost is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 nonmembers. Proceeds benefit Streamkeeper Academy.

To learn about other events, go to

• “Killer Whale Tales”: See killer whales “swimming on the walls” of Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center, 11 a.m. March 10 at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

“Killer Whale Tales” will be presented by Jeff Hogan, a professional biologist, photographer and trained actor who makes this event a delight for all ages.

• “Cougars”: The Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks presents “Cougars” at 7 p.m. March 15 at the NW Stream Center.

Join presenter Brian Kertson for an entertaining and informative lecture on cougar ecology, behavior and management. Learn how to identify signs in the field and the keys to coexisting with cougars where you live and recreate.

Sno-Isle offers free resume workshops

Sno-Isle Libraries continues its partnership with WorkSource Snohomish County this year to offer resume workshops in addition to panel interview workshops.

Upcoming WorkSource workshops at Sno-Isle Libraries:

“Creating a Targeted Resume”

• Mukilteo Library, 1-3 p.m. March 13, 425-493-8202

• Stanwood Library, 1-3 p.m. March 27, 360-629-3132

“Aerospace Panel Interview Workshop”

• Marysville Library, noon-3 p.m. March 20, 360-658-5000

Class size is limited so preregistration is required by calling the library or enrolling online at

All workshops are free.

Pathways to Work employment classes at the YWCA

Find free tools and support to re-enter the workforce in the YWCA’s new three-hour workshops, presented by YWCA Pathways to Work. The workshops will be held in Everett, Lynnwood, Stanwood and Monroe.

Topics covered in the workshops include: setting goals and building self-esteem, interviewing skills, learning where to get training and find work, and more. Create a targeted resume and learn how to translate your experiences into marketable skills.

Space is limited; for more information and to make a reservation, call 425-258-2766 ext. 226 or email bpatrykus@

Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door travel classes

Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door is located at 130 Fourth Ave., Edmonds. Classes are free, but make reservations at or call 425-771-8303 ext. 298.

• March 10: “Mediterranean Cruising 101,” 10-11:30 a.m. at Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St.

• March 10: “Heart of Belgium and Holland,” noon-1:30 p.m. at the Travel Center Classroom

• March 15: “European Architecture for Travelers,” 6-7 p.m. at the Travel Center Classroom

• March 17: “Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” 10-11:30 a.m. at the Edmonds Theater

• March 17: “Beginning German for Travelers,” noon-1:30 p.m. at the Travel Center Classroom


Mill Creek Senior Center waffle breakfast

The Mill Creek Senior Center is having an all-you-can-eat fundraising breakfast, March 15. Guests are invited to show up anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. at the Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek. Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice will be served. The suggested donation is $10.

For more information, call 425-948-7170.

AARP Tax-Aide: Free tax preparation for seniors

Get free, one-on-one assistance with your federal tax return. Priority is given to those age 60 and older. Assistance is by appointment only; sign up in person at local Sno-Isle libraries. Go to www. or call 360-651-7000 for appointment times and dates.

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