Friday Night Forums — 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, May 2: “Unprecedented: 2000 Presidential Elections.” Meets in Rm. 207, Mountlake Terrace Hall, Edmonds Community College, 20000-64th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Info: 425-640-1500.
“Buying your home without problems” — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7: Speakers offer tips for saving time and money in the homebuying process. Meets at 3400 188th St SW., #400, Lynnwood. Register: 425-712-4015.
EdCC 17th annual Powwow — May 2-4: The College’s American Indian Student Association hosts this annual gathering of dance, song and families at Seaview Gym. Performances at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 &7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the public. Info &directions: www.edcc.edu.
Edmonds Scandinavian Festival — 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3: Edmonds Lodge Sons of Norway hosts this 8th annual event at the Masonic Center, 515 Dayton, Edmonds. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Pancake Breakfast &Bake Sale, with live Scandinavian music (breakfast $5 per person/free children 5 &under); 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Scandinavian arts and crafts displays, demonstrations and sales; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Scandinavian music and dance groups (free will donation requested). Info: 425-712-9788 or 425-697-2634
EUUC Rummage Sale — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 2 &Saturday, May 3: Fundraiser sale includes boutique, garden plants, household items, clothing and books, at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW., Edmonds. Info: 425-778-0373.
Habitat for Humanity information meeting — Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 3: Individuals and families interested in owning a Habitat home can learn more about qualifying for the affordable housing program. Bring personal financial information to apply. Babysitting services not provided. Meets at the Edmonds PUD, 21018 Highway 99, Edmonds. Info: 425-258-6289.
Reflections of Beauty Craft Boutique — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday &Saturday, May 2 &3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4: 17th annual sale featuring 30 Northwest Artists takes place at 5506 215th St. SW., Mountlake Terrace. Info: Sharon Kamphaus, 425-778-0772.Gardening
Floretum Garden Club annual plant sale — 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3: Ground covers, perennials, shrubs, veggies and trees for sale to benefit horticultural scholarship fund and community beautification activities. At the Frontier Bank parking lot, 3rd &Dayton, downtown Edmonds. Info: Sally Wassall, 425-672-1319.
Edmonds Spring Gardening Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 4: Spring gardening events for adults include the Floretum Club plant sale and advice from Master Gardeners; children can plant fowerpots, create Mother’s Day cards and collect free bracelet charms from local merchants, all in downtown Edmonds. Info: 425-771-2631.
Nature journaling — 7-9 p.m. Mondays, May 5 &12, Fridays, May 9 &16: Use all your senses to observe, then use basic drawing skills to create a nature journal. Meets at Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE., McCollum Park. Fee $65 (four-part class). Registration required. Info: 425-316-8592, 425-771-6671.
Feng Shui for the Garden — 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 8: Learn how to apply basic Feng Shui principles to your garden, patio or deck. Cost: $18. Meets at Shoreline Center, Northridge Room. Register: Shoreline Parks &Rec, 206-418-3383.
Lynndale Garden Club plant sale — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 3: Annual fundraiser takes place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6515 196th St. SW., Lynnwood, next to James Village Shopping Center.Classes
Europe Through the Back Door classes: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3, Women Traveling Solo; 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, Packing Light 101; 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10, Village Italy; 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, Italy; 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Venice. At Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door, 130 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Cost: Free, but reservations required: 425-771-8303, ext. 298 or www.ricksteves.com/seattle.
Savvy Traveler Seminars: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, “Down and Under in Australia”; 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, Vietnam, a Magical Journey; 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, New England’s Fall Foilage. At The Savvy Traveler, Inc., 112 5th Ave. S., Edmonds. Registration required: 425-744-6076.
Herbal Skin and Body Care Products — 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7: Explore the art of using and creating skin and body care recipes that start with fresh natural ingredients. Hands-on class will discuss selecting ingredients as well as collecting your own herbs. Cost: $40, $7 materials fee payable to instructor. Meets at Shoreline Center, Richmond Room. Register: Shoreline Parks &Rec, 206-418-3383.For Seniors
South County Senior Center (220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds; 425-774-5555) offers the following events &activities.
• AARP Chapter #775 — 1 p.m. 2nd Fridays.
• VFW Edmonds Post #8870 — noon 2nd Fridays: Info: Warren Schweppe, 425-778-2670.
• Edmonds Senior Kiwanis Club — 10 a.m. Tuesdays: Meets at the Center. Info: Buck Weaver, 425-774-3568.
• Friday Fling — 1 p.m. 1st &4th Fridays: Dance or listen to the Nice n’ Easy combo in the ballroom. Cost: $2 per person.
Lynnwood Senior Center (Scriber Square Shopping Center, 5800 198th St. SW.; 425-744-6464) offers the following events &activities:
• Conversation Cafe — 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 5: Light lunch; noon presentation by Seattle Audubon about the songs and habitat of local birds. Sign up for lunch. Cost: $2.
• Bingo and Brunch — 10 a.m. Friday, May 9: Brunch provided by Old Country Buffet, Bingo after. Reservations required. Cost: $4, includes brunch and bingo cards.
• Driftwood Sculpture — 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays: $3 drop-in fee.
• Intermediate Tap — 1 p.m. Tuesdays: $3 drop-in fee.
• Line Dance — 2 p.m. Tuesdays: $3 drop-in fee.
• Walking Club — 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: Set your own speed and distance.
Mountlake Terrace Senior Group (5605 235th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace; 425-672-2407) offers the following events &activities:
• Senior Lunch — noon Wednesdays: By reservation (call by previous Monday). Cost: $4.
Greater Mill Creek seniors (at WSU Cooperative Extension, 600 128th St. SE, McCollum Park, Everett; contact Bill Durham, 425-357-6002) offers the following events &activities:
• Bus Riding Tips — 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6: Learn how to ride a fixed-route bus system. Orientation with a slide show, review of bus related materials and a question and answer session. Actual bus trip scheduled within one week of class. Free.
• Walking group — 10 a.m. Tuesdays &Thursdays: Set your own speed and distance.Health &Fitness
Adult Dance &Exercise Classes: The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW., is currently offering classes in Hatha Yoga, beginning adult Yoga (great for seniors), ballet, Dance Mix Jam, tap dance, modern dance and more. All classes have a drop-in rate of $7, long term registrations at a reduced rate are also accepted. Call to confirm class times: 425-776-9173.
Anti-Stress &Meditation — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays (Mountlake Terrace) &10-11:30 a.m. Fridays (Brier): Blue Rose Wellness presents these “Home Remedies for Well-Being,” including relaxation techniques, herbal teas and foot-soak meditation. Cost: $12 per class. Info: 206-276-8725.
Aerobic classes — mornings, Monday-Saturday &evenings, Monday-Friday: Start the first of each month, weekly or drop in. First class is free. Day care available during classes on Mon./Wed./Fri. mornings. Meets at Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Info: Edmonds Parks &Rec, 425-771-0230.Singles
Creation Station singles night — 7:30-10:30 p.m. 1st Saturdays: Single adults ages 30 and older meet in a safe and fun environment at Creation Station, 19511 64th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost: $16.99 per person. Register: 425-775-7959.
Mukilteo Singles — 10 a.m. Saturdays: Social group for singles age 40 or older meets at Old Country Buffet, 4601 200th, Lynnwood. Casual dining mid-week at various area restaurants. Info: 425-741-1256.
Nonsmoking Single 60s Plus: Meet other singles for social activities, potlucks, games, tours, bridge, bowling, plays, dining out. Info: 425-742-7762.
Singletonians: Potlucks, weekend trips, dine-outs, theater trips, card games and other activities for men and women ages 50 and older. Info: 425-778-4329.
Shoreline Singles — 10 a.m. 2nd Saturdays: Meets for breakfast and socializing at Denny’s, 155th &Aurora. Info: Virginia or Mel, 206-368-2572.
50 Plus Singles — 6:30 p.m. 2nd &4th Wednesdays: Meets for dinner &socializing at Denny’s Restaurant, Aurora Ave. N. &N. 155th St., Shoreline. Group also meets for dances, walks, theatre, potlucks, and other activities. Info: 425-640-6613, 206-284-7473.Public Dances
Checkerboard Squares dance — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3: Features special guest caller and national recording artist Ken Bower from California. Cuer: Debbie Taylor. Pre-Rounds at 7:30 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m. with one Plus tip. At Edmonds Masonic Hall, 5th &Dayton, Edmonds. Finger food potluck and hearing enhancement. Info: 425-438-0843 or 206-542-5311.