SOUTH COUNTY NOTEBOOK

  • Tue Jul 20th, 2010 9:36pm

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STAFF CHOICE: Sit with the seals

Assist little seal pups that occasionally “haul out” on Edmonds beaches, and help waterfront walkers learn what to do when they have a close encounter with a seal on the beach. Attend Seal Sitter training from 1 to 3:30 p.m. July 24 at the Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds, to learn the ropes and become a real seal sitter. For more information call Susan Morrow 206-390-1004 or visit www.EdmondsSeatSitters.org.

— Mina Williams, Enterprise editor

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Benefit golf outing

Brandon’s Goal is the beneficiary of Golf Extravaganza &Silent Auction at Harbour Pointe Golf Club on July 30. The four person scramble’s shotgun start is 2 p.m.; a dinner and auction will follow. The event will support the Olson Lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The charity is named for Brandon Brauns, an avid fundraiser for Seattle Children’s, St. Judes and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Foundation, who lost his seven-year battle with cancer at age 11.

Reservations and information about the $125 per person golf outing, hosted by Mukilteo-based WOW Distributing, are available by contacting Wendy Winsor at wendyw@wowdistributing.com, 425-315-8815 or through www.caringbridge.org/visit/brandonbrauns.

National Night Out

Block parties, cookouts and exhibits all make up the activities planned in South County cities this year for National Night Out. The evening focuses on family-friendly events and activities designed to meet the neighbors while mingling with police and fire personnel. Here are a few of the events South County cities have planned:

• In Edmonds, National Night Out is from 5-8 p.m. July 27 at the Frances Anderson Playfield, 700 Main St., hosted by the Edmonds Police Foundation.

Vehicles and equipment from the K-9 and SWAT units and Fire District 1 will be on display. The K-9 unit will kick off a project to find a replacement for a retiring dog.

For more information, call Police Foundation President Mike McGinness at 425-774-4488.

• In Mill Creek, a cooperative National Night Out event, sponsored by Snohomish County with the Mill Creek Police Department, will be 5-9 p.m. Aug. 3 at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Free food, face painting, a fly-in of the Sheriff’s helicopter and a live extrication exercise by Fire Districts 1 and 7 are just some of the events planned.

• In Mountlake Terrace the National Night Out event will be from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3 at Evergreen Playfields, 22205 56th Ave. W. The country-rock band Bullet Creek will perform alongside displays and demonstrations from Fire District 1, the U.S. Navy, and K-9 and SWAT teams. Last year Mountlake Terrace was selected as a national award winner for its outstanding participation. For more information about the event, contact Kelly at ekelly@ci.mlt.wa.us.

• In Lynnwood, close to 30 events are registered for the Aug. 3 National Night Out celebration. The Lynnwood Police Department, in collaboration with the Lynnwood Fire Department, encourage residents to attend or organize an event. For information, call 425-670-5635 or 425-670-5637.

• In Brier, neighbors will gather from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Brier City Park, 2903 228th St. SW. Along with free hot dogs, chips and soda pop, Brier’s Band will perform.

A U.S. coast Guard helicopter, police cars and Fire District 1 equipment will be on hand.

Lions Club garage sale fundraiser

The Edmonds Lions Club will have its first garage sale/fundraiser from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24 at 8225 210th Place SW, Edmonds. The fundraiser is for the Lions Sight and Hearing Program. The 30-member Lions Club will offer a variety of items such as tools, garden, clothes, housewares, furniture, old records and children’s items.

Parks and rec golf outing

The Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Foundation will host the second annual Par 4 Kids golf tournament July 30 at the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course, 20200 68th Ave. W.

All proceeds will go to the Recreation Benefit Fund to give financial assistance to children in low-income families who wish to participate in the city’s recreation activities.

The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. for the four-person scramble format event. Lunch will be prior to the event.

To register or for more information, call 425-670-5501.

SEMINARS AND EDUCATION

Hummingbird banding workshop

Join Dan Harville for a free workshop on banding hummingbirds 8:30 a.m., July 25, at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Demonstration Garden at the Willow Creek Hatchery, 95 Pine Street.

Harville has been banding hummingbirds across the state for more than 10 years to help track populations. He plans to catch and band Anna’s and Rufous hummingbirds at the garden.

Children are welcome but must be supervised.

For more information, contact Laura Spehar at edmondsbwh@gmail.com or call 425-672-2150.

Master Gardener training

Applications for the 2011 Washington State University Master Gardener Program are now available. The program trains volunteers in horticulture, gardening and pest management. Training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday from Jan. 6 to March 31, at WSU Snohomish County Extension Education Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

A $150 fee is charged to cover costs of materials and training, plus a $50 to $75 fee to cover the online training fee.

Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31 to be considered. Applications are available at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/mg/garmg.htm and at the Extension Office in McCollum Park.

For more information, call 425-338-2400.

Rick Steves travel classes

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

• July 22: European Architecture for Travelers, 6-7 p.m., Travel Center Classroom

• July 24: Paris, 10-11:30 a.m., Edmonds Theater

• July 24: European Cooking, noon-1:30 p.m., Travel Center Classroom

• July 29: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals 6-7 p.m., Travel Center Classroom

• July 31: Village Italy 10-11:30 a.m., Edmonds Theater

YWCA Pathways to Work

The YWCA is offering “Pathways to Work,” an employment support class for women who need to re-enter the workforce because of divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse, or loss of welfare coverage.

The next workshop will be from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Aug. 11-24 at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N, Shoreline.

Free tools and support will be provided during the YWCA’s 10-day workshop. Designed for individuals who have spent at least 10 years as a homemaker, not working outside the home and now find it necessary to have a paid position. Transportation and childcare assistance may be available. Additional registration openings may be available for others seeking employment. For more information or to register, call 425-258-2766 ext. 226 or e-mail bpatrykus@ywcaworks.org.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Children’s Concerts at Library Park

The Mill Creek Parks &Recreation and the Friends of the Mill Creek Library are hosting a series of Children’s Concerts on Wednesdays at Library Park in Mill Creek beginning at noon. The concert schedule includes: Linda Severt’s Juggletunes, July 28; Buck &Elizabeth, Aug. 11; and Eric Herman &the Invisible Band, Aug. 18.

Bring a lunch and a blanket and enjoy a variety of shows and entertainment. Parking is available in the Library Parking lot and on the north side of the street on 156th Street Southeast. Parking is also available near Azteca Restaurant. Please use crosswalks at all times for safety.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Lynnwood Senior Center presents Caribbean Sunset

The Lynnwood Senior Center will host a “Caribbean Sunset” event at 4 p.m. on July 28. Festivities include appetizers and a performance by Gary Gibson’s Panduo, featuring Caribbean style steel drum music.

Cost is $8 for Lynnwood Senior Center members and $11 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Free parking is available. For detailed registration information, contact the center at 425-670-5050, or e-mail scoster@ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

Senior center members are eligible for a discounted rate; membership is $16 per year. The center is located at 5800 198th St. SW in Lynnwood.