South County Notebook

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STAFF CHOICE: Author reads new work

Come and be “necessary accomplices in this flirtatious ceremony of writing and reading” as renowned Seattle author Ivan Doig signs copies of his new novel, “Work Song,” at 11 a.m. July 17 at the Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds. Set in rural Montana, where Doig grew up, the story is a sequel to the award-winning “The Whistling Season.” Read more about Doig at

– Melissa Slager, Enterprise copy editor


Self-Publishing in the 21st Century

How has the Internet opened doors for writers and those wishing to start small presses? What options are out there for self-publishing, marketing, and distribution?

Learn from Vladimir Verano from 1-2:30 p.m. July 10 at Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood.

Verano has been in the book industry for 20 years, as a bookseller and freelance graphic designer. He currently runs Third Place Press, where he produces books on the revolutionary Espresso Book Machine. For more information, call 425-778-2148.

Wight’s free classes, special events

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

• Designing with Silks Demo: Saturdays all day at the counter behind the Garden Center cashier counter.

• Planters With Punch: Sunday planter demonstrations all day long in the Nursery.

• Northwest Sharpening: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., July 10 and Aug. 14. Bring small garden tools in to be sharpened. All prices subject to change without notice, tax not included. No lawn mower blades, saws, chain-saws, shovels or axes.

• Gardening for Wildlife: 11 a.m. July 10

• Herbs: How to Select, Grow and Enjoy: Noon July 11

• Designing Planted Containers with Fountains: Noon July 17

Rick Steves travel classes

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

• “Istanbul: Where East Meets West,” 6-7 p.m. July 1, Travel Center Classroom

• “Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” 10-11:30 a.m. July 3, Edmonds Theater

• “Beginning German for Travelers,” noon-1:30 p.m. July 3, Travel Center Classroom


Airborne seeks veterans

The 82nd Airborne Division is looking for veterans who have passed through the division in the past 66 years. The 82nd Airborne Division has served in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past few years and will return for another tour of duty. The division has 100 civilian chapters across the country. The 34,000 members hold regular meetings, picnics, dances, reunions, parades and an annual convention. Combat is not a requirement. The 64th annual convention is scheduled for Aug. 18-21 in Charleston, W.Va. Contact or 937-898-5977.

Centennial Campfire event

Founded in 1910, the national Camp Fire USA organization has led youth development programs for multiple generations. The community is invited to visit camp between 3-9 p.m. July 31 at Camp Kiloqua. Enjoy tours and other activities, stop by the barbecue for dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. and take part in a large campfire gathering at 7:30 p.m. as Camp Fire councils across the nation light fires at the same hour. For more information, visit


Beach Camp

Beach Camp at Sunset Bay is a weekly water sports day camp for 11- to 17-year-olds. The camp is located at Sunset Bay Resort, 14725 Norma Beach Road, Edmonds, and includes a half-acre wharf and several miles of sandy beach. The program is tiered for any level of experience and ability and includes wet suits and all equipment for kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, wake boarding, innertubing and more. The student to instructor ratio is 6-to-1. Parents are welcome to watch.

Weekly sessions run 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 28-Sept. 3. The cost for a week of Beach Camp is $350 per student, and a daily rate is also available. Preview at Register with Edmonds Parks &Recreation at 425-771-0230 or online at

Leadership Challenge program

Leadership Snohomish County is accepting applications for its Leadership Challenge Program for Young Adults. This program is designed for young adults, age 21-27, who live or work in Snohomish County and who want to make a difference and develop their abilities as leaders.

The hands-on immersion program will last six months, starting Oct. 1. Participants will spend 50-60 hours in a leadership project for a local nonprofit organization. The group also will meet one evening a month to discuss a leadership topic and how it applies to participants’ projects. There also will be a four-hour community board training to learn more about boards and how to serve on boards effectively.

This is a highly selective program. Deadline is July 31. Applications are available at For more information, contact Sarri Gilman at 425-512-5244 or

Mill Creek library summer reading

The Teen Summer Reading Program is running now until Aug. 27. Teen ages 12-18 are encouraged to submit online reviews of their summer reads for a chance to win a $10 gift card to a local business. The end-of-summer grand prize is a new 8GB Apple iPod nano. The grand prize drawing is limited to those who have submitted five or more reviews during the program. Entry forms can be found at For more information, call the Mill Creek Public Library at 425-337-4822.


South County Senior Center news

The South County Senior Center is located at 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. For more information, call Janice at 425-774-5555.

Volunteers needed for:

• RN for Basic Foot Care Program: The Edmonds Senior Center needs an RN for an ongoing volunteer position on the first and third Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Must have nursing background needed for foot care services.

• Care Wear: Group meets from 1-3 p.m. on the first and fourth Thursday of each month. Care Wear provides hand-crocheted, knitted or sewn items to local charities and hospitals. Contact Debbie Burrell at 425-742-8117 or

• Sew Much Comfort: Our wounded veterans are still being received at the various Veteran Hospitals. Volunteers sew adaptive garments for their needs. All completed garments are packaged and mailed by the Edmonds Senior Center to the warehouse and then distributed to the various Veteran Hospitals. Call Merilyn Beck at 206-533-0193.


• Franz Bakery, Uwajimaya, Theo’s Chocolates: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 7

• Sequim, Dockside Grill, Marina &Lavenders: July 14


• Basic Computer Skills – Level I: Attend six sessions, two hours long, from 1-3 p.m. in July.

• Dollars and “Sense”: 9:30-11 a.m. July 15. Katie Wathen of Edward Jones will be presenting at the Edmonds Senior Center. Learn about the current financial market trends and the economy and ask questions in a relaxed setting.


• Bridge – Duplicate Party: The Edmonds Senior Center is hosting a Duplicate Bridge Party from noon-4 p.m. on July 13. Cost is $3.

• The Over-The-Hill Hikers Group: Lower Lena Lake on July 8. Group meets at 7:15 a.m. The Lower Lena Lake is rated medium difficulty and is 6.5 miles in length with a 1,200 foot elevation gain. The Over-The-Hill Hikers Group is for older adults who love to travel Northwest trails and back roads. Each hike is limited to 10 hikers. Bring: hiking boots, water and dress for the weather. If this is your first time with the hikers, it is mandatory that you contact Larry Weimer at 425-513-9374 before signing up for the trip. Meet and park at United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. The cost of the trip is $13 for Edmonds Senior Center members and $16 for non members. Hikers should bring $15 for the ferry and dinner. For more information call Larry 425-513-9374.

• Hearing Screenings: Free hearing screenings at 9:30 a.m. July 5. Appointment is required.

• Visiting nurse from NW Hospital: Northwest Hospital will have a nurse at the Edmonds Senior Center from 9 a.m.-noon on July 7. The nurse will provide consultation, health advice, and medication info.

Mill Creek Senior Center Waffle Breakfast

The Mill Creek Senior Center is having a breakfast to raise funds for their new center location from 8:30-11 a.m. July 8 at the Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek. The suggested donation is $10. For more information, contact the Senior Center at 425-948-7170.