South County Notebook

  • Tue May 18th, 2010 8:01pm

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STAFF CHOICE: Access your history

Gain access to your property’s history using new technology: Alderwood Manor Heritage Association now has a new mapping program that allows you to quickly look at Snohomish County maps from 1910, 1927, 1934, 1940, 1952 and 1975, and find property ownership changes over time. There will be presentations of the mapping program at 10 a.m. and noon, May 22 at Heritage Park, 19903 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. Volunteers will be there to help you find the history behind your home.

— Chris Goodenow, Enterprise photo editor



Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board invite the public to attend the 28th annual Memorial Day Observance at 11 a.m. May 31, at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium, 100th Avenue West and 15th Street Southwest. American Sign Language translation will be provided. The event will take place rain or shine and is approximately one hour long.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs.

In honor of Memorial Day, graves of all the veterans will be marked with a white cross and a miniature U.S. flag.

For more information, contact Dale Hoggins at 425-776-1543.


There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 30, at the Lynnwood Veterans Park, Veterans Way (194th Street Southwest) and 44th Avenue West.

Mill Creek

The dedication of the Mill Creek Veterans Monument will take place at 10 a.m. May 31, at Library Park, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway. For more information, e-mail


Texting to the extreme: Sexting

Officer Steve Smith of the Mill Creek Police Department will present information about “sexting” from 7-8 p.m., May 20 at Jackson High School Commons, 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek.

For more information, call Christy Todd at 425-337-0509.

Free travel classes at Rick Steves

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Cost is free, but reservations are required: online at or call 425-771-8303, ext. 298.

• How to Write Great Travel Tales, 6-7 p.m., May 20

• Greece, 10-11:30 a.m., May 22 at the Edmonds Theater

• Traveling Solo, noon-1:30 p.m., May 22


Art, entertainment soiree

The Edmonds Arts Festival opening night party will be held June 16 at Frances Anderson Center. Tickets are $75/person. Doors open at 6 p.m. with champagne and hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to view and purchase art in several juried galleries. The fun continues outside on the Plaza, where guests will find surprising theatrical entertainment, dueling pianos, wine bars and a catered dinner.

Visit for more details. This event is the annual fundraiser for the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and proceeds fund scholarships and grants for local artists.

Talk to loved one overseas

The Mountlake Terrace Library will be participating in “The Big Read” by providing Skype opportunities for military families to connect with their deployed loved ones overseas. A private room with a computer, Web cam and Skype setup will be provided from 1-9 p.m., May 24. Loved ones overseas must have Skype ability on their end.

For more information about Big Read Events, go to or contact your local branch of Sno-Isle Libraries.

Fire Station 10 grand opening

Snohomish County Fire District 1 will celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station 10 with a dedication and open house from 10 a.m.-noon on May 22, 3922 156th St. SW, Lynnwood.

The grand opening will begin at 10 a.m. with a dedication ceremony and flag-raising featuring the Fire District 1 Honor Guard and the Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes and Drums. The public will be invited to join in the fire service’s version of a ribbon-cutting as officials uncouple a fire house to kickoff the open house.

FD 1 Foundation benefit golf tourney

It’s not too late for golfers to sign up for the Fire 1 Foundation Charity Golf Tournament on June 11 at Echo Falls Golf Club south of Snohomish.

Registration is open through May 21. The tournament will benefit the Fire 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by employees of Snohomish County Fire District 1 to support fire department activities and community service programs.

The tournament entry fee is $400 for a foursome and includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, dinner and prize drawings. Sign-in begins at 11:43 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The awards dinner and auction with no-host bar begins at 6:30 p.m. For non-golfers, the cost to attend the dinner and auction is $35.

Forms for registration, sponsorship and auction donations are available on the Fire 1 Foundation page at For more information, contact Leslie Hynes at 425-551-1243 or

Driftwood Players volunteer orientation

The Driftwood Players is offering the public a chance to get to know the theater better by hosting a Volunteer Orientation Night on the second Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. The next orientations are June 14 and July 12.

For more information, call 425-774-9600, e-mail, or visit

NARFE-Sno-King Chapter 1966

The upcoming NARFE-Sno-King Chapter 1966 meeting is scheduled for May 20 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 21018 Highway 99, Lynnwood. The event will start with a social at 12:30 p.m.


Book Buddies

This summer at the Mountlake Terrace Library, there will be a program for helping second- and third-graders who are reluctant readers gain confidence and learn to enjoy reading.

Teen volunteers are needed to be Book Buddies for these children, and together they will practice reading, play learning games and have fun. Book Buddies sessions are Monday afternoons from 3-4:30 p.m., July 12 to Aug. 30.

Teen volunteers can pick up applications at the Mountlake Terrace Library, and return them by June 16 to qualify. Teens are required to attend a training session at 4 p.m. June 21 and to attend at least six of the eight sessions.

Parents can also pick up applications for second- and third-graders at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Registration will remain open until all slots are filled.

Sign up for Kamp Kookamunga

Registration is open for summer day camp programs provided by the Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.

Kamp Kookamunga runs from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The weekly cost is $130. Extended care is available before and after the regular camp day. The weekly cost for morning or afternoon care is $35. This camp is for children entering first through seventh grade.

Camp We-Wanna-Go runs from noon-5:30 p.m. The weekly cost is $95. This camp is for children entering first through seventh grade.

Camp registration is available online, over the phone or in-person at the Recreation Office at the North Administration Building, 19000 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood. For more information, call the Lynnwood Recreation Center at 425-670-5732 or visit


Lynnwood Senior Center

For a complete list of events, activities and services or to register, call the Senior Center at 425-670-5050.

• Country Clogging for Intermediate Dancers: Wednesdays, 2–3 p.m. Cost is $4 per visit.

• Line Dance: Tuesdays, 6:30–7:20 p.m. or Wednesdays, 11–11:50 a.m. Cost is $4 per visit or $32 for eight visits.

• Lite Enhance Fitness: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15–10:15 a.m. Cost is $3 per visit.

• Seated Chair Massage: Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m.–noon. Cost is $15 per appointment.

• Blood Pressure Screening: noon–2 p.m., May 20. Drop-in, appointment not required. Free.