South County Notebook

  • Tue Sep 14th, 2010 6:32pm

STAFF CHOICE: Edmonds Rotary Photomarathon

Here’s a fun event for shutterbugs: The Rotary Club of Edmonds is sponsoring the Edmonds Photomarathon, a photo contest with a twist, starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 18.

Participants will have six hours to take six photos that best interpret six topics. Only digital photos are accepted and they must be turned in by 4 p.m.Entry fee is $30, which goes toward Rotary scholarships. For more information, visit

—Jocelyn Robinson, Enterprise news editor


Mill Creek book sale

Friends of the Mill Creek Library is hosting a book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Mill Creek.

Half-price sale begins after 2 p.m.

The Friends have thousands of books and media materials donated by residents and stored at space provided by Clock Tower Storage.

This is an opportunity to buy gently used hardcover and paperback books for all ages, fiction and nonfiction, at bargain prices. This fall there is an abundance of cookbooks and children’s books.

All proceeds from the sale go to library programs, grants and events.

Remember to be “green” — bring your own bag for books.

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


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 or by calling the Youth Education office at 425-257-6371.


DV Services of Snohomish County

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is offering a five-week Community Education and Volunteer Training class.

Classes will meet from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 pm. on Mondays from Oct. 4-Nov. 1, and Saturday Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 1310 Pacific Ave. Suite 5, Everett.

Classes provided free of charge to volunteers willing to commit 10 hours of volunteer time within a 6-month period for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.

For more information, call Sharon Lee at 425-259-2827 ext. 24 or e-mail

Drip irrigation class: Save on water, save on work

Those with a vegetable or flower garden won’t want to miss the drip irrigation workshop, 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at WSU Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Jeff Thompson, a Master Gardener, will explain how to develop your yard for easy maintenance and low water usage.

Cost is $20 per person, or $25 for two people sharing materials, 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, visit

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

  • Welcoming entrances: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2

  • Conifers for Winter color: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2

  • 1st Thursday gardening: Autumn colors abound: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 7

  • Witch boot centerpiece: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9

  • Fall color walkabout: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9

    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.

  • Sept. 23: European Cooking-Germany, 6-7 p.m. Travel Center classroom

  • Sept. 25: European Rail Skills, 10-11:30 a.m. Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds

  • Sept. 25: Travel with infants and young children, noon-1:30 p.m., Travel Center classroom

    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, 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.


    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 and click on Y Silver Steppers for more information. Call 206-619-6527 for more information.