Front Porch


Seahawks event postponed

A Toys for Tots Blue Friday fundraiser that was to feature current and retired Seattle Seahawks players today has been postponed.

“Due to the NFL (Players Association) call for solidarity this weekend players will not be available for our community outreach,” organizer Mary Butler said.

The donation drive is now set for 1 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 in the center court at Seattle Premium Outlets, 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. Bring donations of new toys and see Hawks-themed vehicles, Seattle Seahawks alumni and more.

More info: Mary Butler,

Scandinavian quilt talk

Quilter Bunny Clemons shares the history of quilting, with an emphasis on Scandinavian quilting, at the next Daughters of Norway Thelma Lodge 26 meeting, 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. Guests are welcome to bring a special quilt to share.

More info:


Make boo bubbles

Kids can learn how to make “boo bubbles” they can hold in their hands and other sneaky tricks at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Branch Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. Ages 8 to 15. Registration is required.

More info: 425-257-8030

Halloween Extravaganza in Edmonds

Coldwell Banker Bain of Edmonds hosts an annual Halloween Extravaganza, 10 a.m. to noon Sunday in the parking lot at Fourth Avenue and Dayton Street. Enjoy pumpkin carving, face painting and activities. A free showing of “The Addams Family” follows at noon at the Edmonds Theatre, 415 Main St. Donations for the food bank are encouraged.

More info:

Haunted houses you can eat

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make Haunted Gingerbread Houses, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Materials, snacks and prizes provided.

More info: 425-493-8202

Halloween-themed machines

Kids ages 8 and older can build Halloween-themed simple-machine toys, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW.

More info: 360-629-3132


Help Green Everett

A Green Everett Day work party is set for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 28. Volunteers will plant several hundred trees at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. RSVP is requested at

More info:

Over 55? Volunteer with RSVP

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older for a variety of volunteer positions, such as volunteer drivers, peer-to-peer counselors, student mentors, food bank workers and more. Volunteer locations are across the county with varying days and times of commitment.

More info: John McAlpine, or 425-374-6374

Talk to us

More in Local News

Monroe woman missing since Tuesday, says sheriff’s office

Kenna Harris, 25, was last seen leaving her family’s home and was reportedly on her way to Walmart.

Tyler Chism was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is currently cleared, by CDC standards, but chooses to remain indoors at home on March 20 in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Gallery: Life in Snohomish County as coronavirus takes hold

A collection of images by our staff photographers from our COVID-19 coverage over the past month.

Closed Edmonds car lot dodged hundreds of thousands in taxes

For years, Kero’s Auto Brokers greatly underreported its sales, and how much it owed the state.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday news conference here

He will be joined by state health officials to give an update on the coronavirus response.

Victims of 2 Snohomish County homicides are identified

In unrelated cases, a man died of a gunshot in Lynnwood, and an Everett landlord died of blunt-force trauma.

Final farewells continue, but few are allowed to say goodbye

Rules for funerals limit attendees to immediate family. In Darrington, a memorial tradition is on hold.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Wednesday news conference here

He is expected to discuss the need for manufacturers to provide personal protective equipment.

School supplies: 64,380 gloves, 1,575 masks for PPE drive

Districts dig into supply closets to help frontline workers. Others pitch in, too.

Get comfortable: Governor extends stay-home order to May 4

As in other states, demand for intensive health care due to COVID-19 is expected to peak later in April.

Most Read