Front Porch: Relive the 1950s

Relive the 1950s

Adults 40 and older are invited to shake, rattle and roll at the first-ever Mill Creek YMCA Sock Hop, from 1:30-4 p.m. Friday. The Y is at 13723 Puget Park Drive, Everett.

Tom Lafferty, the voice of KRKO, will be the DJ, spinning “oldies but goodies” from the 1950s and ’60s. Attendees are encouraged to wear poodle skirts, letterman sweaters, pedal pushers and tennis shoes.

The event costs $10. Registration is required at or 425-337-0123.

Lynnwood bans shipping containers: After six months of talks, the Lynnwood City Council has banned the use of shipping containers in residential zones.

The May 11 vote was unanimous. The ban is part of an effort to combat nuisance properties in the city. The containers were being used for storage and housing, according to council records.

Most cities in south Snohomish County have similar rules.

Volleyball tournament to raise funds for Nepal: The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement is holding a volleyball tournament to raise money for Save the Children’s efforts to help victims of the Nepal earthquake.

The tournament will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Wilcox Park, 5216 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. There will be casual and competitive brackets, with about 20 teams playing in elimination rounds. For more information, call Ton Nguyen, the group’s president, at 425-647-9070, or send an email to

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