Third Terrace costume ball coming Oct. 25

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2008 5:23pm

The city of Mountlake Terrace Dance Program and Kontagious Dance Company will host their third annual Costume Ball from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Terrace Park School’s gymnasium, 5409 228th St. SW.

Dress in your finest, fanciest or funniest outfit and join in the fun. Participants can dance, design trick-or-treat bags, decorate pumpkins, and take chances at the Go-Fish Tank and fortune telling. Commemorative harvest photos will be available for $2. Performances by Kontagious and MLT Dance Program students will be ongoing throughout the day.

Harvest Festival activities for kids and families will run from 4-6 p.m., and a dance for middle and high school aged students runs from 6-8 p.m. There will be delicious snacks, exciting events, music, games and crafts. The admission fee is $5 per person or $10 for families (up to four family members). All proceeds will benefit the Mountlake Terrace Dance Company Scholarship Fund.

More information on the Costume Ball is available by calling the Recreation Pavilion at 425-776-9173 or check the Web site at

Clothing group in need of support

Clothes for Kids, a Snohomish County non-profit working with low-income families in need, has a need of its own.

In the first five weeks of the school year, Clothes for Kids has served 1,256 children — a record number for the organization, and 25 percent ahead of last year’s total.

With many families feeling the pinch of challenging economic times, this trend is expected to continue, which would bring the need to over 4,000 wardrobes this school year.

Clothes for Kids is in desperate need of financial and in-kind donations. Financial assistance is needed to provide new underwear, socks, shoes and other urgent needs. In-kind donations of new and gently used children’s clothing are greatly needed.

Home biz fair comes to convention center

Hate going to job interviews? Here is your chance to turn the tables. How would you like the opportunity to interview up to 30 companies to find the one that fits your income needs, lifestyle and schedule perfectly? The Puget Sound Home Based Business Fair will give you exactly that. Visit the Lynnwood Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, where you can meet representatives from 30 nationally known companies.

For a list of participating companies, visit

Computers focus of Terrace classes

Learn how to use a mouse and surf the Internet, set up and use a free e-mail account, the basics of the Internet and the secrets of the Sno-Isle Web page in these free classes continuing through December at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Four different classes aimed at beginners will be offered.

The first in a series of four classes will teach the “very beginner” how to use a mouse and move around the Web (this class or mouse skills required for subsequent classes). The next class will help participants set up an e-mail account and teach how to send and receive e-mails.

The other classes will focus on how to use a search engine to find sites on the Internet and how to use the Sno-Isle Web page efficiently. Classes are limited and pre-registration is required.

For more information and registration, call 425-776-8722 or register at the library.

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