School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 10:00am

Buy tickets now to hear King speak

Martin Luther King III will talk about how his father’s work continues today in “My Father’s Dream, My Mission,” 7 p.m., Jan. 23 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3819 196th St. SW. Lynnwood.

Martin Luther King III is the second oldest child of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. A human rights advocate, community activist and political leader, Martin Luther King III, has pushed significant policy initiatives to maintain the fair and equitable treatment of all citizens at home and abroad. His messages and initiatives are all rooted in the tenets of nonviolent conflict resolution. He serves as President and CEO of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, based in Atlanta.

King’s talk is part of Central Washington University’s Presidential Lecture Series and Edmonds Community College’s evening speaker series.

Purchase tickets in advance, $10 general, $7 students and seniors by calling 425-640-1313 or go to

Jazz, chamber music at MTHS

The Mountlake Terrace High School nationally recognized Jazz Ensemble 1 will perform Duke Ellington’s “Black, Brown, and Beige” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 and 10 in the MTHS Theater at 21801 44th Ave. W. This suite portrays in music the black experience in the United States and is Ellington’s longest and most ambitious work. Chamber Winds will also perform at this “Power, Perception, and Protest” concert. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 adults and $3 students/seniors. For more information contact or 425-774-7984. Proceeds will help support these musicians and their music programs.

‘Breakfast with Santa’ and music

The Mountlake Terrace High School Music Boosters will be hosting a “Breakfast with Santa” 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 10 from in the MTHS Hub at 21801 44th Ave. W. It’s all-you-can-eat pancakes and beverages for $5 adults and $3 students/seniors. Digital pictures with Santa will be available for a nominal fee. There will also be musical entertainment provided by music groups from MTHS and other area schools. This fun-for-the-whole-family event is a fund-raiser for music trips. For more information contact or 425-774-7984.

Edmonds resident markets project

Western Washington University industrial design students, including Edmonds resident senior Adam Weisgerber, are marketing their own creations of secondhand gifts made of recycled and sustainable materials.

The products are for sale and on display at Whatcom Museum of History and Art Gift Shop until Nov. 27.

In the industrial design project “Echo,” students were required to turn elements of waste into reusable products.

Weisgerber, son of Ray and Shirley Weisgerber, designed and created an appealing line of back massaging devices. The environmentally friendly designed products, which he named “Rub,” were constructed using the CO2 chargers found in whipped cream canisters and wood scraps discarded by local furniture companies.

“It’s amazing what can be produced with the wasted materials of one application,” Weisgerber said.

‘Gloria,’ seasonal music performed

The Mountlake Terrace High School choirs, orchestras and guests present Vivaldi’s “Gloria” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the MTHS Theater at 21801 44th Ave. W. “Gloria” has been performed by choirs and orchestras around the world, and MTHS will perform all 12 movements for the community. There will also be other seasonal music. Admission is $5 adults and $3 students/seniors and will be available at the door. All proceeds will benefit the MTHS orchestra and choir programs and students. For more information contact or 425-774-7984.

Arts scholarships available from EAC

For the 22nd year, Edmonds Arts Commission will award scholarships to outstanding students in literary and performing arts. A total of $3,000 is available this year with no more than $2,000 being awarded to any one applicant. Residents of Edmonds, age 17 or older, intending to pursue post-secondary study next year in theater, creative writing, dance, instrumental or vocal music may apply. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing education toward careers in literary or performing arts. Applicants must currently have an Edmonds address and have lived in Edmonds for at least one year, and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. The deadline for application is 5 p.m. on March 3, 2006.

To obtain an application form and complete guidelines, students may visit their high school counselor or career center, call or write Edmonds Arts Commission, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020, 425-771-0228 or e-mail

Alumni raffle

for Orlando trip

The Edmonds School District Alumni Association, an all-volunteer Dollars for Scholars Washington chapter, is selling raffle tickets for a trip for four to Orlando, Fla. The trip can be taken anytime in the next 15 months and pays for airfare on American Airlines and a six-night, seven-day stay in a two-bedroom suite at the Residence Inn Orlando-Lake Buena Vista. The tickets are $20 and tax deductible with $15 going to the alumni association for scholarships to local Edmonds School District graduating seniors. For more information or to buy a ticket, e-mail or call 425-670-7084 and leave a message.

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