Host Families Needed- NW Services is looking for 10 caring families to host high school students from various countries for the spring Semester. Info 1-866-846-3977.
Preparing For Snow: Edmonds School District School Bus Snow Routes Posted at www.edmonds.wednet.edu.
Help our Seniors- Catholic Community Services seeks volunteer drivers for transporting clients to and from doctor’s appointments and the like. Drive every day or a schedule to fit your free time. Mileage reimbursement provided. Must be over 21, have insurance, valid driver’s license and safe vehicle. Info: 425-257-2111 ext 3374 or JohnMccsww.org.
5th Annual Single Parent Family Holiday Giving Program- If you and your family would like to sponsor a single parent family during the holidays by providing food and or gifts to make a wish come true call the Northshore YMCA at 425-485-9797 or Lmagill@ns.seattkeymca.org.
SPJ of Western Washington Press Club- 7 p.m. First Friday of every month: See website for location at www.spjwash.org/articles/pressclub.shtml.
Hope Fitness Center is taking a collection for Northwest Harvest. Please drop by non perishable foods for families in need. Donations accepted through December 15th. Address: 13000 Beverly Park Road Suite M, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Phone: 425.348.5304.
Thoughtful Travel as a World Citizen- 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9: Join well-known travel author Rick Steves at the Creative Retirement Institute speaker series luncheon at the Triton Union Building, room 202, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost: $17.50/ $5 CRI members. Info and tickets: 425-640-1243.
Jet City Improv Comedy Show- 12:30-1:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16: Laughter is the best medicine so join the MLT Seniors and come enjoy a few giggles with a team of comedians/actors at Bethesda Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 23406 56th Ave W., Mountlake Terrace. Cost: free. Info: 425-672-2407.
Pathways for Women Annual Toy Shop- Friday, Dec. 9: Make this a special holiday for those children whose parents don’t have the resources by donating to or volunteering at this event. Info: 425-774-9843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pancake Breakfast- 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec 17: Join us for a hearty breakfast of ham or sausage, eggs, pancakes and coffee or tea at the
Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell.
Cost: $4 member and children under 12/$5.00 nonmember. Info: 425-487-2441.
Designer Disaster Craft Show- 10-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10: Low prices of first quality seconds and year end closeouts by local artists at the Local 302 Union Hall, 18701 120th Ave NE, Bothell. (Near Home Depot and the Times)
The Puget Sound Strummers Ukulele Club Edmonds Food Bank Fundraiser- Begins Saturday, Dec. 17: This 5th annual fundraiser happens in front of the Wooden Spoon, 104 5th Ave., Edmonds. Please stop by and donate either canned food or cash.
Olympic Ballet Theatre Santa Breakfast-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17: This annual which includes a Mini-Nutcracker performance will be held at the Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood. Cost: $24 Adults/$20 Children 10 and under. Info and tickets: 425-774-7570 or www.olympicballet.com.
Home Buying Seminar-10– 1:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 17: Hosted by NW Mortgage and John L. Scott for those thinking about purchasing a home but don’t know where to start at Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave W., Lynnwood. Cost: Free. Info and required registration: 425-218-4647 or email@example.com.
Songs of Bethlehem Christmas Concert of Word and Music- 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17: Enjoy musical selections presented by the choir, men’s chorus, a vocal ensemble, strings, piano, chimes and pipe organ at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W, Edmonds. Cost: Free will offering for Hurricane Relief.
Grace Lutheran Candlelight Service- 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24: Join us as we praise the Lord and welcome in Christmas Day at Grace Lutheran Church, 3223 164th St. SW, Suite B, Lynnwood. Info: 425-741-8867.
Flagger Certification- 8-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14: A hands-on seminar that entitles you to pursue employment in the construction and utilities industries, course fee includes training manual and photo Id certificate at the Business &Training Center, 728 134th St. SW, Suite 128, Everett. Must be 18 or older. Cost: $49. Info and registration: 425-640-1840 or www.the-btc.com
Tim Noah Live- 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14: Emmy award winning songwriter and recording artist will bring his joyful and musical celebration of imagination to the Shoreline Community College Campus Theatre, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Bldg 1600, Shoreline. Cost: $5. Info: 206-417-4645.
Youth Cheer Clinic- 8:45-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21: Shorewood High School Cheerleaders is hosting this clinic for boys and girls at the Shorewood Gym, 17300 Fremont N., Shoreline. Cost: $15. Release forms will be available at the gym and distributed to local elementary schools. Info: 206-361-4390 ask for Vicky.
Silent Vigil for Peace of Snohomish County Women in Black- 12:20-1:30 p.m. every Sunday: All are welcome to join this ongoing silent vigil in which no literature is distributed and only signs of peace are displayed at Brackett’s Landing, Main St. and Railroad Ave., Edmonds. No pets please. Info: 425-775-5383.
Identity Theft What You Need to Know- 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11: Steven Hailey, president of CyberSecurity Institute and a specialist in computer forensics and information security services will speak at the Triton Union Building, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave W., Lynnwood. Cost: Free. Info and registration: 425-640-1902 or http://cis.edcc.edu. Or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driftwood Classic Movies Series – 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18: “Christmas in Connecticut” at the Driftwood Players, 950 Main Street, Edmonds. Cost: $5.
Northwest Jamba Juice Holiday Sports Equipment Drive – Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 – Friday, Dec. 16: Customers can drop off new or gently used sporting goods for donation to the local community Boys &Girls Club. The sports drive promotes physical activity and helps local youth learn and practice healthy lifestyles. For the nearest location call: 1.866.4R.FRUIT or visit the Website at www.jambajuice.com
Jazzercise Classes-9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday-Wednesday-Friday: Drop-ins welcome and registration on-site with instructor in the Lakeview Room at Ballinger Lake Golf Course. No childcare available.
The Dream Deferred- 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23: Martin Luther King III examines the goals of his father and his message in today’s society at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street SW., Lynnwood. Cost: $10 general/ $7 students and seniors. Info and tickets: 425-640-1313 or www.edcc.edu/boxoffice.
Photo and Video Editing on your Computer- 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 13 and 15: This class will show you how to make videos from family photos or pictures of special events at Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell. Cost: $40.00 member/$50.00 nonmember. Info: 425-487-2441.
South Snohomish County Chamber Presents Membership Benefits- 4-5:15p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13: This informative event is open to all new, existing and prospective members who are interested in advocacy, networking and economic development at the Chamber office, 3815 196th St. SW, Suite 136, Lynnwood. Cost: Free. Info and registration: 425-774-0507 ext. 0.
EBay Users Club- 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 14: Open to anyone using EBay for buying, selling and fundraising who would like to stay current on tips, news and gain insights at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds. Prerequisite: basic computer, email and internet skills. Cost: Donation to Senior Center gratefully accepted.
Dollars in Your Pocket-The Mill Creek LeTip Business Networking Chapter meets every Thursday at 7:00 AM and ends promptly at 8:30 AM at MCGrill—800 164th St. SW (Next to Frontier Bank). Info: (360)668-9005 or (425)359-2825
Sahaja Yoga Meditation- 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15: Achieve the relaxing state of mental silence become self-controlled and free of stress at the Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21ST Ave NW, Shoreline. Cost: Free. Info and registration: 425-771-7818.
NARFE Yuletide Buffet – Thursday, Dec.15: Bob Curtis of European Travelogue will be the guest speaker in the Coho Chinook Room, Quality Inn Conference Center, 101 128th St SE Everett (Just off I-5). Cost: $22. Reservations and payments due by Dec. 9 to NARFE Chapter 1966, P.O. Box 821, Lynnwood, WA 98046-0821.