South County Notebook

  • Tue Oct 12th, 2010 8:05pm

In Photos: 30th annual Friends sale honors Pritchard Olson …

STAFF CHOICE: Gramma’s cookies

Nothing is better than homemade pies, cakes and cookies. The Lynnwood Senior Advisory Committee’s Bake &Craft Sale is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at the Senior Center, 5800 198th St. SW. Besides the baked with love items, handmade crafts will be offered. The microwave potato bakers are big sellers! For more info, call 425-670-5050, e-mail or visit and search for “all activities.”

— Mina Williams, Enterprise editor


Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting

Local writers Liz Osborne and Joanne Otness will present a program on their recent British Mystery Writers tour, plus highlights from the Crimefest and Bouchercon conferences. The tour included visits to settings featured in Agatha Christie, Daphne DuMaurier and Arthur Conan Doyle’s work — including Greenway, Christie’s summer home, and Manderley, from “Rebecca.”

The meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Plaza Room of the library with a coffee social preceding the meeting at 1 p.m. New members and interested public are invited to attend. The Edmonds Library is located at 650 Main St., Edmonds.

For additional information about the Friends visit

Seller’s tables available for Arts and Crafts Fair

Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Music Boosters will hold its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. The Music Boosters is looking for crafts people to participate in the fair. Cost to vendor is $50 per 6-foot table. Contact Wendy Burson at 425-218-0513 or at for more information.

Edmonds Parks &Rec activities

Edmonds Parks &Recreation are offering the following activities and services. For more information, call 425-771-0230.

• Kids’ Friday Night Out

Edmonds Parks &Recreation is offering Friday Night Out for kids ages 1-9 years old. Drop off kids from 6-9 p.m. for a Friday evening play group where they can make new friends in a fun-filled toy room. Snack provided. Ongoing Fridays through Dec. 17, except Nov. 26. Cost is $20, sibling rate is $16. Register in advance at Edmonds Parks &Recreation, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

• Card weaving

Discover an ancient weaving technique used to create an endless array of complex patterns on the simplest of portable equipment. Create strong, intricate patterned bands that are ideal for many uses, from jewelry to sashes to garment embellishment. Supply list at registration. Diagonal Designs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16. Cost is $38 plus $6 supply fee. Register at

• Making button rings

Using just wire, buttons, beads and sequins, make elegant rings or steampunk rings. Create five rings. Bring found objects if you have them from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 23. All tools and materials provided. Cost is $38 plus $15 supply fee. Register at

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:

• 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at 3625 148th St. SW, Lynnwood

• 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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.

Each mammography patient will receive the Bartell Drugs Flu Shop Coupon Book with coupons valued at $140.

Mill Creek Lions Club seeks vendors

The Mill Creek Lions Club will hold its seventh annual Holiday Bazaar at Penny Creek Elementary School, 4117 132nd St. SE, Everett, on Nov. 20. Bazaar hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to the displays of holiday and handcrafted items from more than 56 vendors, the club will be hosting a snack bar. There will be a free hourly raffle drawing for all attendees. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking.

Visit the Lion’s website at, e-mail or call 206-528-2525 for more information.

‘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


Sno-Isle Libraries has ‘Online Tools for Success’

“Online resources”…“databases” …“eResources.” These terms are frequently used at the library, but many people may be confused or intimidated by them. As a remedy, Sno-Isle Libraries is taking an innovative approach to put these library customers at ease with a series of short videos to introduce electronic resources, or eResources, to new users.

Sno-Isle Libraries produced nine short videos that focus on eResources that meet the needs of the community in the areas of education, employment and business.

Each of the “Online Tools for Success” videos features a different eResource with a testimonial from a real Sno-Isle customer and an easy-to-understand tutorial on how to get started, led by a Sno-Isle librarian. Those who watch the 4-minute videos will have a better understanding of what the eResource can do and how it can help.

For more information call 360-651-7000 or 1-877-SNO-ISLE (1-877-766-4753), or visit

Northwest Stream Center events

The Northwest Stream Center, located at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, presents the following events:

• Bobcats: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15

• All about bats: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22

• Killer whale tales: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 6

Life planning workshops

There will be a series of three Life Planning Workshops conducted at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. in Edmonds, beginning Oct. 17.

The workshops will be lead by Sally Jeffers, an attorney specializing in estate planning with the law firm Durham, Meyers and Jeffers PLLC.

These workshops will be held in the church library from 10:30 a.m.- noon:

• Oct. 17: Wills and trusts

• Oct. 31: Estate tax and beneficiary designation

• Nov. 7: Probate and trust administration

For more information, call Chet Lowry at 425-778-6663.

Amateur ‘ham’ radio license course

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) is offering an entry level amateur radio license course starting Oct. 19 to prepare students for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) license examination. The course will run from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays for eight consecutive weeks. The FCC exam is scheduled on Dec. 7.

Classes are held at Brier City Hall, 2901 228th St. SW, Brier.

Discussion-based topics include radio fundamentals, operating regulations, radio frequency safety, antennas and more.

The course is free, the textbook is about $25 plus shipping, and the FCC exam fee is $15. There are no additional costs.

No prerequisite knowledge is required. Young adults routinely pass the exam and are encouraged to attend with parental supervision if under age 18.

To register or for more information, contact the course manager, Dan Good, at 425-776-3722 or

Red Cross offers pet First Aid classes

The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering Pet CPR/First Aid classes Nov. 4 at its Everett office.

Cost is $40 and includes a choice of a $16 dog or cat first aid book and DVD.

To register, call 425-740-2321 or go online at and look for upcoming training courses. The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is located at 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett.

PEPS drop-in parenting groups

The Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) offers groups for parents to attend with their babies aged 5 to 18 months. Come join a community of families; give and receive support for the joys and challenges of parenting; learn new songs and games to enjoy with your baby; and discuss key topics related to parenting and child development.

Groups are held at Mill Creek YMCA from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

There is a $10 fee; scholarships are available.

For more information, visit or call 425-744-1199, ext. 29.

Savvy Traveler classes

The Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds, is offering the following classes. RSVP at 425-744-6076. For updates, visit

• Oct. 16: Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Congo at 10 a.m.

• Oct. 16: China at 1 p.m.

MLT Library citizenship classes

Free drop-in citizenship classes will again be offered at the Mountlake Terrace Library beginning at 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 at 7 p.m. every Thursday.

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.

Rick Steves travel classes

Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door 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. 14: Beginning Czech for Travelers, 6-7 p.m.

• Oct. 16: Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary, 10-11:30 a.m., Edmonds Theater

• Oct. 16: European Architecture for Travelers, 12-1:30 p.m.