Community Extra: Opportunities

Nominate: Lighthouse awards

Know someone 62 or older who is making a difference?

Nominate them for the Lighthouse Awards, a program recognizing seniors working to make the greater Everett Area a better place to live.

The award categories are: Wisdom of Age Mentorship Award, Picture of Health Award, Shining Light Award and Philanthropy Award.

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 5. Nominees don’t have to live in the Everett area.

The award ceremony is planned for Oct. 7 at the Washington Oakes Retirement community, 1717 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett.

More info: or 425-339-3300.

Speak: Open house at Toastmasters

The public is invited tonight to Everett Pacesetters Toastmasters Club spring open house.

Learn how public speaking can be fun. The club meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Washington Oakes Retirement Center, 1717 Rockefeller Ave.

More info: www.everett

Talk: Gold Basin amphitheater

Learn about local history, best hiking trails and safety tips from speakers at Gold Basin Campground Amphitheater.

The amphitheater is in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, two and a half miles east of Verlot Public Service Center on the Mountain Loop Highway.

The following talks are planned this summer:

•Mountain Loop Highway Trails, 8 p.m. Saturday, with wilderness ranger Matt Riggen.

Smokey Bear Visits Gold Basin, 7 p.m. July 2, with ranger Koreena Haynes.

10 Essentials And More, 7 p.m. July 4, with Tim Dehnhoff of Snohomish County Search and Rescue.

Mountain Loop History And Tall Tales, 8 p.m. July 9 and Aug. 13 with Fred Cruger of Granite Falls Historical Society.

Historic Tour Of Robe Valley, 8 p.m. July 16, with David Cameron, author of “Snohomish County: An Illustrated History.”

The Rise And Fall Of Historic Monte Cristo, 8 p.m. Aug. 20, with David Cameron. He is the founder of Monte Cristo Preservation Association.

Sarvey Wildlife Birds Of Prey, 7 p.m. Aug. 27, with Kestrel Skyhawk of Sarvey Wildlife Rescue.

More info: 360-691-7791.

Read: Summer teen library programs

The Mukilteo Library is offering the following summer reading programs for teens.

Brunch Bunch, a summer book club for middle-school students: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in July.

There will be brunch and activities while discussing “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, “Heist Society” by Ally Carter, “Leviathan” by Scott Westerfeld and “Duckling Ugly” by Neal Shusterman.

Find these books in the catalog at or pick up a copy at the library after June 16.

You Are Here @ the library is the Sno-Isle libraries online book review program for those who completed grades six through 12.

Submit reviews online at for the chance to win new ear bud headphones, an iPod Touch or an iPad 2.

Submit reviews until August 15.

More info: 425-493-8202.

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