South County Notebook

  • Tue Aug 17th, 2010 8:27pm

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STAFF CHOICE: Backpacks for kids

You can help start the school year off right by donating school supplies to the Holly House School Backpack Program. Now through Sept. 4, bring supplies to Fabric of Life Foundation, 523 Main St., Edmonds. School supplies and backpacks are needed for more than 600 students who can’t afford what is needed for school.

Suggested donations include: backpacks, wide and narrow lined paper, rulers, calculators, crayons, colored pencils, glue and markers.

—Chris Goodenow, Enteprise photo editor


Dog Walk to support K-9 unit

The Mill Creek Rotary Club is leading an effort to raise funds for the continued operation of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.

The Rotary Club is organizing the first Dog Walk, to be held in spring 2011. There will be an organizational meeting at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Mill Creek City Hall Council’s Chambers, 15728 Main St.

For more information, call Bill McElroy at 425-483-2169 or e-mail

YWCA family rummage sale

The YWCA of Snohomish County is having a family rummage sale on from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th St. SW.

Drop off donations for the rummage sale from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Clubhouse. Recommended donations include: books, household items, toys, children’s clothing, knick-knacks and small furniture. For more information, call Luanne at 425-258-2766 ext 150.

Organic Grain Field Day

The community is invited to join the WSU Extension and research faculty, Snohomish Conservation District, and Chinook Farms from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25 for an on-farm demonstration of organic wheat, rye, and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye) production. The demonstration will be held at Chinook Farms, 10601 Elliott Road, Snohomish.

Cost is $20 per person ($25 for those registering on-site the day of event) and includes light refreshments. To register, visit Brown Paper Tickets at or contact Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or

For more information on the Field Day, contact Andrew Corbin, or 425-357-6012.

Pilates Mill Creek classes

Come learn the basics and get motivated during pilates mat classes. The next classes are at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 and 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Pilates Mill Creek, 15418 Main St. #M-302, in the Mill Creek Town Center.

Pilates Mill Creek allows a maximum of 10 students per instructor for more individualized attention. Body weight and small apparatus are used for resistance for a core and full body workout. Mats are provided.

Cost is $20 for drop in classes, $17 per class for 10 sessions and $15 per class for 20 sessions. To schedule, call 425-379-7020.

Free paper shredding, recycling day

1st Security Bank’s Lynnwood branch, located at 19002 33rd Ave. W, will host a free Shredding and Electronic Waste Recycling Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 21.

Residents from Lynnwood, Edmonds and surrounding communities are invited to shred and recycle their sensitive documents and/or recycle electronics that are no longer in use. Participants may bring up to four boxes or bags of paper to be shredded. Shredding will be served on a first come, first serve basis until the truck is full. Early arrival is suggested. Documents will be shredded on site. Cardboard boxes and/or bags will be returned to owner. There are items that can be put into the consoles with the paper and items that cannot. For a complete list, visit

Each person is allowed to bring up to 10 of the following electronic items to be recycled: TVs, CPUs, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones. Other items will be accepted, but will cost a fee.

‘We’re Jazzed’ rummage sale

The Friends of Frank DeMiero Jazz Festival, a nonprofit organization, will hold its first “We’re Jazzed” Rummage Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28 and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 29 at Maplewood Rock &Gem Club, 8802 196th St. SW, Edmonds.

Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. Donor receipt forms will be provided. Call for pickup in the Edmonds/Lynnwood area, or items can be dropped off at the Maplewood Rock &Gem Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 27. For further information, call 206-473-9416.

Arts and Crafts Days coming to MLT Market

The Mountlake Terrace Farmers Market organizers are planning two Arts and Crafts events during the season to add to the fun on market day, Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. The first is scheduled for Aug. 19 and the other will be held Sept. 30, leading into the Arts of the Terrace Juried Arts Show held at the Mountlake Terrace Library Oct. 1-3.

Sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Business Association, the market is located on 58th Avenue between the corner of 232nd Street Southwest and the entrance to the Civic Campus. There is nearby parking.

Watch the city’s website at for more information on special events and news about the Farmers Market. A new farmers market website is also coming soon.

Stevens Hospital events, support groups

Stevens Hospital hosts community events and support groups during August. Classes include yoga, childbirth preparation and drop-in grief support counseling. For more information, contact Amy Morrow at 425-640-4036 or

For a complete list, visit


An Underwater Odyssey through Puget Sound

Ever wondered what it would be like to swim among the fish and other sea life in Puget Sound? The opportunity surfaces on Aug. 24 at the screening of “Beneath the Salish Sea: An Underwater Odyssey through Puget Sound.”

The movie is showing at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the movie starts at 7 p.m. Festival-style seating.

Admission is free. Donations to the Northwest Straits Foundation will be accepted at the door.

AASF presents Predator and Prey

The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation presents Predator &Prey: The Lynx and Snowshoe Hare from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the NW Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

University of Washington Professor of Wildlife Science Aaron Wirsing has been exploring the North Cascades to research the relationship between a wildcat and its prey. Tickets are $5 for AASF members, $7 general. Advance registration and payment required. To register, call 425-316-8592.

Wight’s free classes, special events

Wight’s Home and Garden is located at 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Call 425-775-3636 for more information.

• Perennial pleasures for autumn, 11 a.m., Aug. 21

• Planters with Punch: Sunday planter demonstrations all day long in the nursery.

Rick Steves travel classes

Classes are presented by Rick Steves Europe through the Back Door, located at 130 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Cost is free, but reservations are required: online at or call 425-771-8303, ext. 298.

• European Cheese Tasting: 6-7 p.m., Aug. 26, Travel Center Classroom

• Packing Light &Right: 10-11:30 a.m., Aug. 28, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St.

• Beginning French for Travelers: Noon-1:30 p.m., Aug. 28, Travel Center Classroom


MLT Library film festival

Teens: Bring hankies and be ready to cry and laugh at the Mountlake Terrace Library Weep Laugh Weep Film Festival starting at noon Aug. 18 at the library, 23300 58th Ave. W, next to old City Hall.

Movies include “Titanic,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “The Notebook.” Popcorn, soda, and snacks provided to help make it through this grueling day of lazing around in an air-conditioned meeting room.

These films may not be suitable for children under the age of 12. Speak with a staff member if you have questions. The film festival is supported by the Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library. For more information, contact Dawn at 360-651-7069 or

Summer Reading Splash Down

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with “The Magical Adventures of Aquifer Man” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the MLT Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Swim, paddle or float to catch Aquifer Man’s new magic show. His “water wizardry” celebrates water conservation and the magical things you can learn from books. For more information, call 425-776-8722 or go to

Academy of Music Northwest applications

The Academy of Music Northwest is now accepting applications for 2010-2011.

The Academy welcomes students between the ages 4-18 who are interested in participating in the Children’s or Pre-College music programs. Classes for both programs are held primarily on Saturdays, September through May at Bellevue Christian Church.

Auditions and placement interviews for fall semester will be held Sept. 11 from noon-6 p.m. at Bellevue Christian Church, 10808 SE 28th St. Bellevue.

Register online at or call 425-778-7711.


Taste of Retirement Fair

Have fun, eat lots of food and gather pertinent senior information at the free Taste of Retirement Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 27, at North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE, Mill Creek.

Join other seniors at the fair and receive information from more than 30 vendors.

The Mill Creek Senior Center is located at 15720 Main St., Mill Creek, next to City Hall. For more information, call the Mill Creek Senior Center Office at 425-948-7170.