Community Extra: Opportunities

Peruse: Art show benefits bike shop

The opening night for an art show that benefits Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop is set for 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett. The art show runs through Feb. 12.

A portion of all sales from the art show will support Sharing Wheels, a nonprofit Everett bike shop that connects unused bikes to people who need wheels.

Visitors to the open house event can meet artist Alexander Vincini, who has personal experience with Sharing Wheels, where he fixed up his own Sekai 2000 bicycle.

More info: 425-303-0474

Volunteer: Make MLK Day a ‘day on’

Over the past years, the LEAF School, Center for Service Learning, Snohomish Tribe, and the city of Lynnwood have partnered to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a “day on — not off” through the restoration of Gold Park. Past service days have removed more than 5 tons of invasive species, planted more than 160 native plants, and created the Stolja Ali Ethnobotanical Garden to showcase native plants and their traditional uses.

Help continue the park’s restoration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, by removing invasive plants and planting new ones, and join in Snohomish native culture by participating in weaving and storytelling. The park is at 6421 200th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Lunch will be provided to volunteers by Ivar’s.

More info and RSVP: Thuyvi Nguyen at

Listen: Radio legend shares insights

Radio legend Jim French gives insight into the craft of making great audio productions at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the auditorium at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

French is a former KIRO and KVI radio host who has been writing and performing audio dramas since 1952. He’s still at work, and his dramas are now syndicated on more than 120 stations in North America and on satellite radio.

French’s production company is the Bellevue-based Imagination Theater. French recruits professional actors to read parts, and uses music and sound effects to stimulate the audience’s sense of being in the world his stories create.

More info: 425-257-7640

Learn: Health, safety fair in Everett

The Forest View Elementary School PTA invites the community to a free health and safety fair, 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 24 at the school, 5601 156th St. SE.

More than 30 information booths, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, a Washington Health Care Plan Finder representative, an ambulance tour, a CPR mannequin, healthy snacks, and a raffle are among the highlights.

More info: 206-390-2902

Suggest: Help name Mill Creek park

Construction will begin on a new park in the East Gateway subarea this spring. The Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Board is looking for a name.

Everyone in the Mill Creek community is invited to suggest a name for consideration. Ultimately the Park Board will make a recommendation to the City Council, which will officially name the park.

Suggestions should be submitted no later than Feb. 3 to Sherrie Ringstad. Email to, call 425-921-5717, send mail to 15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012 or submit your ideas at

Apply: Student delegation to Japan

The city of Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications from students ages 14-18 who wish to spend two weeks this summer in Hekinan, Japan. Prospective chaperones are also invited to apply.

While in Hekinan, students will stay with host families. Students and families will be responsible for round-trip airfare and a portion of the cost for chaperones.

For more information and application packets, go to Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

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