Big show coming to Alderwood

  • Thursday, January 24, 2008 5:28pm

Join the city of Lynnwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Alderwood mall’s Terraces Food Court for an evening celebrating the talents of local student performers.

Middle and high school singers, dancers and musicians will take the stage as part of Lynnwood’s Student Showcase.

Each performer has been chosen through audition to form an all-star line up with acts ranging from Hip Hop Dancing to Classical Violin.

Since their audition, they’ve fine-tuned their skills and are ready to show them off to a jam-packed crowd.

The evening also includes refreshments and scholarship money being awarded to the performers.

The showcase is free and donations are welcome. They benefit Rotary Club of Lynnwood’s scholarship fund for students in the performing arts.

The Student Showcase is a partnership between the Lynnwood Arts Commission, the Lynnwood Rotary and Alderwood mall.

For more information, contact Marianne Johnson, city of Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Department at 425-744-6459, or send e-mail to:

Burn awareness event is Feb.8

Nile Shriners, based in Mountlake Terrace, is sponsoring a Burn Awareness Week event at Mill Creek’s Central Market parking lot from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

The event, done in coordination with Snohommish County Fire District 1, is part of a national awareness campaign about the dangers and risks involved in serious burn injuries.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is the nation’s largest non-profit hospital system, providing orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care.

Terrace church hosts February training

Calvary Fellowship of Mountlake Terrace, 23302 56th Ave. W., will host a national training program to equip Christian ministries to mentor youths Feb. 1 and 2.

January is National Mentoring Month with significant emphaiss on the need to engage more volunteers in formal mentoring programs. The Whiite House issued a press release in December calling for more mentors.

Advance registration for the training, which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, is required. Register at or contact Juergen Kneifel at 425-773-4717 for more information.

Dodge ball Feb. 9 at Cedar Valley

The City of Lynnwood teen programs and the Lynnwood Teen Advisory Group (LTAG) will be hosting a Teen Dodgeball Tournament for high school students Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Cedar Valley Gym, 19400 56th Ave. W.

Registration and warm-up will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the tournament will begin at 7 p.m.

Registration is $50 per team. Teams six to ten players are OK; only six players play on the court at a time.

The tournament will follow the National Amateur Dodgeball Association rules of play.

Prizes will be awarded for the best team name, the best team theme (including uniforms), the best team cheer and first, second and third places.

For more information contact Jennifer Savage, Teen Programs Coordinator at 425-744-6471 or send e-mail to:

You may also visit the teen Web site at

Citizen police academy coming

A 12-week Citizens Academy, put on by the Mountlake Terrace Police Department, is scheduled for March 26 through June 11 at City Hall Council Chambers, with a graduation reception for all the attendees and their families on June 18.

The Academy is for residents who would like to learn about the operations of a police department. Classes are held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and will include K-9, SWAT, narcotics, records, evidence handling, a ride-along with an officer and more.

Applicants must be willing to sign a waiver authorizing a background check for acceptance into the program and need to commit to attending all or most of the classes. The department is accepting applications through Feb. 22 but early registration is recommended. Notification of acceptance will be made once the 30 openings have been filled.

For more information, contact Sgt. Steve Sheets at 425-670-8260.

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