South County Notebook

  • Tue Sep 7th, 2010 8:39pm

STAFF CHOICE: Salmon in the trees

After two years of trekking, photographer Amy Gulick has documented the rare Tongass rain forest ecosystems in Alaska. Discover how salmon feed bears, eagles and nourish trees by streams. The virtual journey is at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Tickets are $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members and $7 for non-members. For information call 425-316-8592 or visit www.streamkeeper.org.

—Mina Williams, Enterprise editor

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Brian Camp benefit golf tournament

Camp Brian Association will be hosting a golf tournament to benefit Brian Camp in his fight with early-onset Parkinson’s disease. The four-person scramble will take place Sept. 17 at Legion Memorial Golf Course, 144 W Marine View Drive, Everett.

Camp is a Lake Stevens resident and a single father of three children.

Entrance fee is $125 per player, with a portion going towards Camp Brian. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the shotgun start at 9 a.m.

There will be a “PTP” (Post Tournament Party) from 7-11 p.m at Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 E Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Music, libations, and food are included as part of a suggested donation of $30. A silent auction on a variety of themed baskets will take place from 7-9 p.m. Online registration is available at http://campbrian.org.

FD 7 hosts open house

Snohomish County Fire District 7 invites residents to kick-off Fire Prevention Week at its Annual Open House. The 24th annual Open House will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Fire District 7 Headquarters, 8010 180th St. SE, Snohomish. This free event will include auto extrication demonstrations, puppet shows, tours of the fire safety trailer, fire engine tours and much more.

For more information, visit www.firedistrict7.com, or contact Public Information Officer Autumn Waite at 360-282-3956 or awaite@firedistrict7.com.

Clothes for Kids needs volunteers

Clothes for Kids has an immediate need for community volunteers to assist in running its boutique shop, located at 16725 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood.

Clothes for Kids is a nonprofit organization that serves nearly 6,000 low-income children per year throughout Snohomish County by providing full wardrobes, at no cost to families.

Clothes for Kids is extremely flexible with work and school hours and can fulfill any needed community service requirements.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Nancy Laird-Burris at 425-741-6500 or nlaird@clothesforkids.org.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Kidstage’s preschool arts adventure

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE’s Preschool Arts Adventures is now registering for the fall session at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett.

The program offers an enriching, creative learning environment for your preschool aged child to embark on a journey of imagination and discovery.

Fall session runs from 9:30 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 28-Dec. 16. Tuition is $450. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Students should be out of diapers and four years old by April 2011. Registration forms are available at www.villagekidstage.org or by calling the Youth Education office at 425-257-6371.

SEMINARS AND EDUCATION

Streamkeeper eagle show

Snohomish County Parks’ and the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Streamkeeper Academy presents EAGLES at 11 a.m., Sept. 11, at the NW Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

People of all ages are encouraged to attend and learn about eagle habits and habitats and the steps people can take to protect America’s national symbol.

The pair’s friendship was chronicled in Guidry’s book, “An Eagle Name Freedom,” released in May 2010.

Reserve a space by calling 425-316-8592. Tickets are $5 for Adopt a Stream Foundation Members and $7 for non-members. Proceeds will support Streamkeeper Academy and the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center.

Wight’s fall classes, events

Wight’s Home and Garden, 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, is hosting events and classes in September. For more information, visit www.wights.com/events.

  • Sept. 18-19: Go Red charity event benefiting the American Heart Association and women’s heart health includes Red Ribbon 20 percent savings, raffle prizes, a ladies-only luncheon and fashion preview.

  • Sept. 11: Autumn centerpieces at 10:30 a.m.

  • Sept. 11: Fall lawn care at 11:30 a.m.

  • Sept. 12: Styling with bulbs at 11:30 a.m.

  • Sept. 25: Fall garden projects at 10:30 a.m.

    Learn how to help during a disaster

    Snohomish County Fire District 1 is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for citizens interested in learning how they can help their community during a major disaster. Classes will meet every from 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 through Oct. 12, at the Fire District 1 Training Center, 12425 Meridian Ave., Everett.

    The class is free; however, students will need to create (or purchase) a home disaster kit and purchase personal safety equipment to participate in some class activities. Preassembled kits will be available for purchase the first night of class.

    Online registration is available at www.firedistrict1.org. For more information, contact Tina Delisle at 425-551-1250 or tinadelisle@firedistrict1.org.

    Rick Steves travel classes

    Rick Steves Europe through the Backdoor is open to the public. Seminars are held at Rick Steves Travel Center Classroom, 130 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds unless otherwise noted. Cost is free but reservations are required online at www.ricksteves.com or 425-771-8303 ext. 298.

  • Sept. 16: The Trouble with Michelangelo’s Marble, 6-7 p.m. Travel Center Classroom

  • Sept. 18: Village Italy, 10-11:30 a.m. Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds

  • Sept. 18: Rome, noon-1:30 p.m. Travel Center Classroom

    Boating classes for the public

    The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla is teaching two public boating classes for experienced and novice boaters. The first is Weekend Navigator, a 12-week course on getting the most out of electronics and navigating in the Sound and offshore. This course starts Sept. 14.

    The second, Boating Skills and Seamanship, is a study of all aspects of boating. This 12-week course starts Sept. 16.

    For additional details, e-mail boatclasses@hotmail.com or contact Jim Hewitson, CG Auxiliary, at 425-774-4033.

    Wellness habits seminar

    Dr. Jeudi Boulom is slated to host an educational seminar from 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The topic for discussion is “How to create wellness habits that can save your life?”

    Space is limited, call 206-779-8718 to reserve seats. The event is free.

    Train with WSU Snohomish County Master Gardeners

    Horticulture professionals or home gardeners can now take the WSU Snohomish County Master Gardener training without having to provide volunteer payback hours.

    Training includes interactive training modules, the Sustainable Gardening Handbook and interactive in-class sessions, quizzes and final exam. Previous training is not required.

    Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 31 for the 2011 course, which runs Jan. 6-March 31 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each Thursday. The $600 tuition covers training materials, Sustainable Gardening Handbook, testing and certificate. An additional $50-70 is paid by credit card when registering for the online course.

    Space for tuition students is limited and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Registration forms are available at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/mg/hortprofessionals.htm, in person at the WSU Snohomish County Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett or by mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped, legal-size envelope (include $0.78 postage) to the WSU Snohomish County Extension address above.

    For more information, call 425-338-2400.

    SENIOR ACTIVITIES

    Volunteer drivers needed at Edmonds Senior Center

    The Edmonds Senior Center is seeking volunteer drivers for fun senior trips and excursions. Drivers must have current CDL and clean driving record.

    Drivers will accompany senior members on trips, which includes attending functions for free. Past trips include Ride the Ducks, plays, casinos, Argosy Cruises and more.

    Contact the Administrative Office at the Edmonds Senior Center 425-774-5555.

    YMCA Silver Steppers

    Orientation for the YMCA Silver Steppers 2010-11 year is from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Mill Creek YMCA, 13723 Puget Park Drive, Everett.

    Silver Steppers is a dance group whose members are 60+ years young, dedicated to serving the community by promoting healthy living through the exercise of dance. They perform monthly at preschools, elementary schools, nursing/retirement homes, community shows and even fairs. Repertoire of dances range from Broadway, country, Latin, hula and of course, the rock and roll of the ’50s.

    Be prepared to learn a short routine, meet members and see what is involved. Go to www.AStepAheadUSA.com and click on Y Silver Steppers for more information. Call 206-619-6527 for more information.