South County Notebook

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2010 8:48pm

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STAFF CHOICE: Night beach adventure

Do you like long walks on the beach? Edmonds Discovery Program’s Ranger-Naturalists will present an evening interpretive program from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 21, at Marina Beach. The beach adventure will include a chance to see and touch some real live creatures from the deep, brought to shore by volunteer scuba divers. All ages are welcome to come and participate. No registration is necessary for this free event. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

— Lauren Thompson, Enterprise copy editor


‘We’re Jazzed’ rummage sale

The Friends of Frank DeMiero Jazz Festival, a nonprofit organization, will hold its first “We’re Jazzed” Rummage Sale Aug. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Maplewood Rock &Gem Club, 8802 196th St. SW, Edmonds.

Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. Donor receipt forms will be provided. Call for pickup in the Edmonds/Lynnwood area or items can be dropped off at the Maplewood Rock &Gem Club, Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For further information, call 206-473-9416.

Arts and Crafts Days Coming to MLT Market

The Mountlake Terrace Farmers Market offers locally grown farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey, vinegars, ice cream, kettle corn, plants and other local farm products on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m.

Market organizers are planning two Arts and Crafts events during the season to add to the fun on market day. The first is scheduled for Aug. 19 and the other will be held Sept. 30, leading into the Arts of the Terrace Juried Arts Show held at the Mountlake Terrace Library Oct. 1-3.

Sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Business Association, the market is located on 58th Avenue between the corner of 232nd Street Southwest and the entrance to the Civic Campus. There is nearby parking.

Watch the city’s website at for more information on special events and news about the Farmers Market. A new farmers market website is also coming soon.

Stevens Hospital events, support groups

Stevens Hospital hosts community events and support groups during August. Classes include yoga, childbirth preparation and drop-in grief support counseling. For more information, contact Amy Morrow at 425-640-4036 or

For a complete list, visit

Fuchsia show

The Sno-King Fuchsia Society and the Marysville Pilchuck Fuchsia Society are hosting their annual judged free show in August.

The show will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 14 and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15 at Country Village Shopping Center, 23718 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell.

For more information, call president Sally Williams at 206-365-6887.

North, South Dakota picnic

The annual North and South Dakota picnic will be held at noon Aug. 14, at Church Creek Park, 27099 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Anyone with a connection to either North or South Dakota is encouraged to come meet folks from “back home.” It is suggested that to balance the meal, those with last names beginning A-L bring a main dish, and those with M-Z, salads and/or relishes, rolls, etc.

Also, bring your own beverage, no alcohol. Prizes, contests and a good time is promised. For more information, call 360-629-3405; leave a message if no one answers.


‘Beneath the Salish Sea’

Ever wondered what it would be like to swim among the fish and other sea life in Puget Sound? The opportunity surfaces on Aug. 24 at the screening of “Beneath the Salish Sea: An Underwater Odyssey through Puget Sound.”

The movie is showing at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the moive starts at 7 p.m. Festival-style seating.

Admission is free. Donations to the Northwest Straits Foundation will be accepted at the door.

AASF presents ‘Predator and Prey’

The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation presents “Predator and Prey: The Lynx and Snowshoe Hare” from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the NW Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

University of Washington Professor of Wildlife Science Aaron Wirsing has been exploring the North Cascades to research the relationship between a wild cat and its prey. Tickets are $5 for AASF members, $7 general. Advance registration and payment required. To register, call 425-316-8592.

Wight’s free classes, special events

Wight’s Home and Garden is located at 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Call 425-775-3636 for more information.

• Autumn vegetable gardening, 11 a.m., Aug. 14

• Permanent plantings for containers, noon, Aug. 15

• Perennial pleasures for autumn, 11 a.m., Aug. 21

• Planters with Punch: Sunday planter demonstrations all day long in the nursery.

Rick Steves travel classes

Classes are presented by Rick Steves Europe through the Back Door, located at 130 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Cost is free, but reservations are required: online at or call 425-771-8303, ext. 298.

• London, Aug. 12, 6-7 p.m., Travel Center Classroom

• Ireland, Aug. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St.

• Beginning Czech for Travelers, Aug. 14, noon-1:30 p.m. Travel Center Classroom


Academy of Music Northwest applications

The Academy of Music Northwest is now accepting applications for 2010-2011.

The Academy welcomes students between the ages 4-18 who are interested in participating in the Children’s or Pre-College music programs. Classes for both programs are held primarily on Saturdays, September through May at Bellevue Christian Church.

Auditions and placement interviews for fall semester will be held Sept. 11 from noon-6 p.m. at Bellevue Christian Church, 10808 SE 28th St. Bellevue.

Register online at or call 425-778-7711.

Summer reading grand finale

Kids ages 5 and up and parents are invited to “Make a splash, read!” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Jeff Evans will present “The Magical Adventures of Aquifer Man,” a show blending magic and water wizardry. It’s the culmination of the summer-long Reading Program that promotes reading as a daily habit for kids. The program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visit or call the Mountlake Terrace Library at 425-776-8722 for more information.

Mill Creek Kids’ Fun Run

Come join the Mill Creek Parks and Recreation staff for the first Kids’ Fun Run at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at Heatherwood Middle School track and field. Check-in is at 9 a.m.

Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in a half mile or 2K run/walk. Registered participants will receive a Fun Run T-shirt and goodie bag. For more information, contact the Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department at 425-745-1891.


Taste of Retirement Fair

Have fun, eat lots of food and gather pertinent senior information at the free Taste of Retirement Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 27, at North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE in Mill Creek.

Join other seniors at the Fair and receive information from more than 30 vendors.

The center is located at 15720 Main St., Mill Creek, next to City Hall. For more information, call the Mill Creek Senior Center Office at 425-948-7170.

Edmonds Senior Center activities

The Edmonds Senior Center is located at 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. For more information, contact Janice DeShon at 425- 774-5555.


• Communication Series (Part 2): “If Only I Could Hear You”: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20


• Parkinson’s Movement &Dance Group: Thursdays, Aug. 5-26 from 2-3 p.m. Use movement to stretch, strengthen muscles and minds. Call 425-774-5555 for more information.

• Woodcarving Group: Tuesdays 8:30-11:30 a.m. for drop-in class and Wednesdays 8:30-11:30 a.m. for the class instructed by Ken Mayberry.

Fitness and Health

• Edmonds Senior Center Walking Club: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.m.

• Chair Yoga: Thursdays 10-11 a.m.

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