South County Notebook

  • Tue Sep 28th, 2010 9:40pm

STAFF CHOICE: Romar speaks for cause

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County will be hosting its 5th Annual Hope Within Luncheon to raise funds and awareness of domestic violence, Oct. 8 at the Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

University of Washington Basketball Head Coach Lorenzo Romar will be the keynote speaker. Contact Julie Martin for reservations or with questions at, or 425-259-2827 ext 13.

—Katie Murdoch, Enterprise editor


Sons of Norway pancake breakfast

The Edmonds Sons of Norway will host a pancake breakfast for the community. The event is from 7:30 a.m. – noon, Oct. 2 at 515 Dayton St. Edmonds. The pancake breakfast also includes live music and baked goods. Cost is $7 per person. Youths 5-years-old and younger eat for free.

Al Doggett exhibit in MLT

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission presents the Al Doggett Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. The exhibit features Doggett, who was the top award-winner from the 2009 Arts of the Terrace. He won first place in paintings, prints and drawings and was awarded “Best of Show” for his drawing entitled “Dreamers.” This year’s Arts of the Terrace runs Oct. 1-3.

The show runs through Oct. 31 at the MLT Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mobile mammo coach

Bartell Drugs and Evergreen Hospital Medical Center are bringing the Evergreen Mobile Mammography Coach to Everett and Lynnwood-area Bartell Drugs stores this fall. The coach, equipped to provide the same digital mammograms women receive in hospital and clinic settings, will be open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at:

  • Oct. 6 at 5006 132 St. SE, Snohomish

  • Oct. 26 at 3625 148 St. SW, Lynnwood

  • Nov. 6 at 17633 Highway 99, Lynnwood

    Walk-ins welcome or make an appointment by calling 425-899-2831 or going to Women need to bring picture identification and a current insurance card. Mammograms usually take about 20 minutes from registration to farewell.

    Skandia dance

    The Skandia family dance and first Friday dance is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood. Cost is $10 for Skandia members, $7 for nonmembers and children are free.

    For more information, e-mail, visit or call 206-784-7470.

    Clothes for Kids spaghetti and bingo

    Clothes for Kids presents an evening of Spaghetti &Bingo from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Lynnwood Elks, 6620 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

    Proceeds from this event will benefit Clothes for Kids and help provide wardrobes for more than 5,200 school-aged children in Snohomish County. The dinner will include raffles and bingo prizes. Cost is $5 per person for dinner and Bingo cards will be sold for $1 a piece. Tickets available online at

    Coffee with MLT officials

    Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening in the city. This casual event is set for 6-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Recreation Pavilion Center Court, 5303 228th St. SW.

    Participants are encouraged to ask questions, provide input on city services or just listen to the conversation. The informal setting provides citizens an opportunity to get involved and learn more about city government and its services.

    For more information, visit the city’s website at or call Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen at 425-744-6206.

    “Clowning Around” with CWC

    The Christian Women’s Connection is hosting Clowning Around, a luncheon scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek. Cost is $22 per person.

    Learn how to downsize with professional organizer Linda Deppa. Musical guest is Adrienne McGruder.

    Reservations and cancellations are required by noon Oct. 12. Call Kristien at 425-337-6335 or e-mail

    Cathy Steiner benefit garage sale

    A benefit garage sale for resident Cathy Steiner is slated for 8 a.m.-6p.m. Oct. 2 at John L. Scott, 19221 36th Ave. W, Lynnwood.

    New and used merchandise will span across half of a large parking lot underneath 15 canopies.

    For more information, Rick Spellman 206-914-7676.

    Mill Creek Lions Club seeks vendors

    The Mill Creek Lions Club is currently accepting vendor applications for their 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 20 at Penny Creek Elementary, 4117 132nd St. SE, Everett. Vendor booth spaces range in price from $45 to $55 depending on the size. Visit the Lion’s website at, e-mail, or call 206-528-2525 for more information and an application.

    FD 7 Fire Prevention Week

    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-4 p.m. on 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 more. Visitors will also get a chance to meet Topper, the Snohomish County Arson Dog.

    For more information contact Public Information Officer Autumn Waite at 360-282-3956 or

    Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show

    The 32nd Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show is set for Oct. 1–3 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.

    The Artist Reception and Patron Preview Party with Artists Awards is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 by invitation only. The show is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Oct. 2 and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 3.

    For more information on the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show, call Arts Advisory Commission Chair Judy Ryan at 425-771-7068.


    Mill Creek Trunk or Treat

    Mill Creek Parks and Recreation and Canyon Creek Church will be hosting the Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Haunt from 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 31 at Mill Creek City Hall parking lot, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek.

    This event features a parking lot full of decorated cars with trunks filled with candy donated by Mill Creek Rotary and Mill Creek Windermere. Children go from car to car “trunk or treating.” This free event provides a safe environment for children and their families who wish to trick or treat. Because the event is held in one central location, children are not forced to cross streets and climb stairs. Children ages 12 and under are invited to join the fun. Bring your own bag for collecting candy and a non-perishable food item for the Volunteers of America Food Bank.

    Teen jam session at MLT Library

    In honor of Teen Read Month, the MLT library staff present Books with Beat, inviting teens to bring their guitars, keyboards, drums, and be ready to rock out. The jam session is from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the MLT Library, 23300 58th Ave. W next to old City Hall.

    The teen librarian will bring her drum set and two microphones. Bring amps and five copies of TABS for songs to try out, if possible. Otherwise, we will just make as much noise as we can with what we have.

    Supported by the Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library. For more information contact Dawn at 360-651-7069 or

    Fairbanks “hands on” animal and pumpkin farm

    The Fairbanks “Hands On” Animal and Pumpkin Farm is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October. The farm is located at 15308 52nd Ave. W, Edmonds.

    Admission is $2.50 per person. For more information visit

    Girl Scout troops in the neighborhood

    The community is invited to attend an information session to find out how Girl Scouting develops courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouts offer enriching activities solely for girls, ages 5-17. Adult volunteer positions are now open too; you do not need to be a parent to volunteer, and training is provided. The next meeting is Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-noon at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W, Edmonds.

    Interested but cannot attend? Call the local Girl Scout Service Unit office at 425-773-6010 or e-mail Call the number for more information.

    Etiquette class for children

    Ever cringed at the sight of your 6-year-old grabbing food off someone else’s plate?

    Etiquette expert, Arden Clise teaches “Modern Manners for Modern Children,” an etiquette program for children ages 6 to 11.

    Class is from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Oct. 2 at Preservation Kitchen, 17121 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. Cost is $69 per child. Space is limited. Register at: or 206-708-1670.

    Salmon tour guides

    Washington State University Extension and Snohomish County 4-H is seeking volunteers interested in becoming tour guides for the annual River Salmon Tours in Gold Bar.

    Organizers are looking for youths at least 12 years old, adults and seniors. To sign up to be a tour guide, contact 4-H natural resource and forestry coordinator Gabrielle Roesch at 425-357-6011 or The training will run from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Wallace River Hatchery, 14418 383rd Ave. SE, Sultan. School tours will be given Nov. 1-6 from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.


    Fall Super Kids classes

    Fall events organized by the Baby Power Super Kids:

  • Fall Preschool (3-7yrs) registration/enrollment is under way

    9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

  • After School LEARN TO READ program (4-8yr)

    Three-week course begins Sept. 22 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • Evening Super Kids program

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (4-8 yrs), Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. (7-11 yrs)

  • Assessments/Neurodevelopmental Profile/Home Program

    The home program helps make these huge gains possible, helping the brain and body get to the right state in order to fix itself.

    MLT Library citizenship classes

    Free drop-in citizenship classes will again be offered at the Mountlake Terrace Library beginning 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Whether you are just starting to apply for citizenship or already have an interview date, these classes will help prepare for the citizenship test. Taught by a trained volunteer, the classes will be offered on a drop-in basis every Thursday at 7 p.m.

    For more information and registration, call 425-776-8722 or register at the library. The Mountlake Terrace Library is located at 23300 58th Ave. W next to the old City Hall.

    DV: A coordinated community response

    The Snohomish County Domestic Violence Coalition, in cooperation with Edmonds Community College, invites the community to participate in an 8-hour training on domestic violence. The session is scheduled for 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 15 at Edmonds Community College, Snoqualmie Hall, Room 201, 20022 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Cost is $50 and includes lunch.

    Local experts will present topics on protection orders, stalking, elder abuse, teen dating and law enforcement. Who should attend: social workers, judges, prosecutors, probation officers, chemical dependency professionals and victim advocates.

    Register at: or call Lisa Nicholson at 425-259-2827 ext. 14 or lisa@dvs—

    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 or 425-771-8303 ext. 298. Call the number for more information on the types of classes.

  • Oct. 7: Beginning Italian for Travelers, 6-7 p.m. Travel Center Classroom

  • Oct. 9: The Basque Region of Spain and France, 10-11:30 a.m. Edmonds Theater

  • Oct. 9: Beginning Spanish for Travelers, 12-1:30 p.m. Travel Center Classroom

    Wildlife trees

    Join Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Biologist Chris Anderson for a presentation about the roles that “snags” play as wildlife trees. This show is geared for ages 12 to adult. Anderson’s presentation is slated for 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s NW Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett. The class will cover some examples of local wildlife species that depend on snags and dying trees for their life needs. Pre-registration is required by calling 425-316-8592.

    Drip irrigation class: save on water, save on work

    Those with a vegetable or flower garden are invited to a drip irrigation workshop, 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at WSU Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

    Cost is $20 per person, or $25 for two people sharing materials, with pre-registration required. To register download the form at and mail a check, or call Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or e-mail

    Wight’s fall classes, events

    Wight’s Home and Garden, 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, is hosting events and classes in September and October. For more information on the types of classes, visit