Community Events for week of Jan. 18
Last updated 1/18/2012 at Noon
Public hearing on proposed utilities charges
The Mukilteo Water & Wastewater District Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider proposed multi-year increases in monthly water rates, sewer rates and connection charges on Wednesday, Jan.18, at 7 p.m. at the Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District, 7824 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo. For more information, call 425-355-3355.
Kamiak basketball hosts Senior Night
Kamiak Girls Basketball Senior Night is set for 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the Kamiak gymnasium. The community is invited to come out to support Kamiak’s senior players: Kate Blackwell, Lorena Plourd, Erika Larson, Marybeth Batie, Jessica Stoltz, Autumn Jeans and Erina Downing.
Kamiak is at 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd. in Mukilteo.
Discuss city matters at Council Chat
Join Mukilteo City Councilmembers Kevin Stoltz and Steve Schmalz for an informal discussion about city matters on Wednesday, Jan.18, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center.
Bring your questions, compliments, complaints, suggestions, etc. to the Rosehill Room.
Register for little league
Registration for the 2012 Mukilteo Little League season is this January. Register online at http://www.MukilteoLittleLeague.com or at these in-person registration times:
• Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Olympic View Middle School
• Saturday, Jan. 21st, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Voyager Middle School
The league has some exciting plans in store and 2012 promises to be another great year of Little League baseball, softball and tee ball.
Whether you're coming back for another fun season, or even if you've never picked up a glove or bat before, there's a place for you with Mukilteo Little League! Come on out and get in the game!
Would you like to use your sewing skills to make a difference for a family whose infant passed away at Providence Hospital?
The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County will support the Providence CICU by making and donating benevolent quilts to the families of those infants.
Mary Hickey, author and celebrated quilt teacher will lead the project on Friday, Jan. 20, 10– 2 p.m. at McCollum Park, 600 128th ST. S.E., Everett in the Evergreen Room behind the WSU Extension Office.
Project materials will be provided; but please bring your own sewing machine and basic sewing tools. CTA needs help with cutting and pressing as well, for those who would like to help but are without a sewing machine.
Contact Carla Peery [email protected] 206-595-9717 for more information or go to Facebook Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Call for ‘unplugged’ musicians
The Mukilteo Arts Guild is calling for musicians perform in Mukilteo Unplugged on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at the Art Workshop Studios in the Art Building (upper level). The event is free. The Art Building is at 724 1st St. in Mukilteo. Contact Steve and Christine Schmalz @[email protected] or call 425-423-0450.
Kamiak hosts Day of Percussion
Kamiak High School is hosting the second Day of Percussion. This year’s festival will once again provide the opportunity for percussion students to witness, learn and perform a variety of styles and instruments and genres.
The event will be held on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Snohomish County Music Project headquarters (old movie theatre inside the Everett Mall by Macy’s).
Percussionists rarely get to attend festivals that are geared solely for them, so this is their chance. This festival is also an opportunity to share performances from all groups and individuals who are preparing for their regional solo and ensemble festival.
Kamiak hosts Time Warp Pops concert
Kamiak Barbershops present the first-ever Time Warp Pops concert featuring music through the ages on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at Kamiak High School.
The concert is a fundraiser for the Kamiak Choir Department. Desserts available as well.
Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, $10 for adults.
Contact Barbershop members for tickets or call 425-366-5427.
Wine tasting fundraiser for youth
The non-profit Outdoor Youth Connections is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Rosehill Community Center.
Sample and buy wines from local, boutique wineries. Bid for items at a silent auction. Learn more about wine with a Wine 101 class.
Beer and coffee will also be available, along with chocolates from the Mukilteo Chocolate Company.
Tickets are $30/single, $50/couple and $180 for a reserved table for eight, and includes five tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music.
Save the date for Sound Waters
Mark Saturday, Feb. 4, on your calendar for Sound Waters. In 2012, the 17th annual Sound Waters is a fantastic day of learning about everything relating to our Salish Sea environment.
The one-day university is set for South Whidbey High School in Langley. WSU Island County Beach Watchers present Sound Waters, which features more than 60 sessions.
Registration opens in early January. For more information and to join the mailing list, go to http://www.beachwatchers.net/soundwaters.
PAWS hosts Spay Day 2012
Dogs and cats can multiply like rabbits. Spay or neuter your companion animal at a discounted rate for Spay Day 2012.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, PAWS will offer low-cost spay/neuter surgeries as a part of National Spay Day.
The discounted services will also be available at several participating veterinarians for the entire week.
For more information, please visit paws.org.
Neuter/spay at Everett Animal Shelter
Everett Animal Shelter will be a participant in the National Spay Day USA campaign on Saturday, Feb. 25.
The shelter will be offering low cost spays and neuters. The cost is $40 for cats; $80 for dogs. The shelter will also provide the following vaccinations for an additional charge of $15 each:
- DHPP (Distemper/Parvo)
- Bordetella (Kennel cough)
- FVRCP (Upper respiratory/Panleukopenia)
Microchipping will be available for an additional $35.
Appointments are required. Space is limited. To reserve a space please call 425-257-6000 ext. 5; or come into the shelter and see the front desk staff.
Help fight blood cancers
March 25: The day of the Big Climb.
Mukilteo resident Tamalyn Ann Moothart is participating in the Big Climb, a stair climb up the Columbia Center in Seattle in a fight against blood cancers.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.
There are 69 flights of stairs, 1311 steps, and 788 feet of vertical elevation.
Join Moothart’s team or make a tax-deductible donation or volunteer!
The Mukilteo Library offers a variety of free programs for babies to adults, including these in the months of December and January:
Mukilteo Library Knitting Group
Thursdays, Jan. 19, 26, 10 a.m.-noon
Knitters of all skill levels welcome! Share knowledge & build skills in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners: please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.
Evening Book Group
Thursday, Jan. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Please join the group to discuss “Mudbound,” by Hillary Jordan. All are welcome!
ESL Talk Time
Mondays, Jan. 23, 30, 7-8 p.m.
ESL Talk Time is a time for adults to practice speaking English. It is a friendly and supportive setting. This free drop-in session is led by trained ESL tutors.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
An evening full of stories, songs, crafts, treats and a pajama fashion show. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and flashlight. For children in grades K-5. Preregister online or call 425-493-8202.
Declutter Your Home and Decrease Stress
Saturday, Jan. 21
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Decluttering doesn’t have to be stressful when you take it one step at a time! Professional organizer Monika Kristofferson will help you create goals for your space, tackle excess belongings, choose storage solutions and more.
Daytime Book Group
Monday, Jan. 23
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Please join the group discussion of “The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl,” by Timothy Egan. All are welcome!
Helping Your Kids with Homework
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m.
Learn how to use free library resources and services to help your child or teen manage homework and test preparation successfully. Enjoy demonstrations, handouts and dessert.
Mondays & Wednesdays
3-5 p.m. when school is in session
An opportunity for quiet individual or group study. Kamiak Academic Coaches will be available to help students with homework.
Read with Carmen and Risa
Sundays 3-5 p.m.
Carmen and Risa love to listen to young readers. Read with one of these sweet therapy dogs for 15 minutes and receive a "pawtograh" souvenir.
Ready Readers: Baby Storytime
Tuesdays 10 and 11 a.m.
Babies and their favorite adults learn to love reading together with stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Playtime follows. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required.
Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays 7 p.m. and
Wednesdays 10 and 11 a.m.
Music, stories, creative activities and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years. Reading readiness skills are included. A playtime or craft may follow. Caregiver required.
Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays 7 p.m. and
Thursdays 10 and 11 a.m.
Children ages 3 to 5 years enjoy stories, songs and getting ready to read with a parent or caregiver. A playtime or craft may follow.
The Mukilteo Library is at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Phone at (425) 493-8202.
Believe in a cure for cancer
The Kamiak High School Relay for Life team Superheroes4Cure.
Their newest fundraiser is selling “Believe” sweatshirts – white letters spell out B-E-L-I-E-V-E on a black crewneck, but the "L" is a ribbon that comes in 10 colors representing the different cancer awareness ribbons.
The sweatshirts are $20 (for Kamiak students) or $25 with shipping. The ribbon comes in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, white, gray and turquoise – for all the different cancer awareness ribbons. Sizes available are Youth S-L and Adult S-3XL.
Order online at http://www.tylerandjacqueline.com/believe.html or bring cash/check orders to Kamiak High School (in an envelope with name, size and color). Make checks payable to Emma Turgeon.
The team of Kamiak students is walking June 9-10 to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
Youthville in need of volunteers
Youthville, who has recently taken over for Deaconess Children’s Services in providing child abuse and prevention services in Snohomish County, is in need of volunteers
Adults interested in volunteering their time to the Child Development Program, and willing to commit to 2.5 hours once per week for 19 weeks, can email Felicia Freeman at [email protected], or call her at 425-698-0353.
Compassionate volunteers needed!
Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways – visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office, helping with events, etc.
Information sessions are held the third Wednesday of each month and are offered at either 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
Please call 425-261-4815 for dates and times, and to register.
Calendar fundraiser benefits garden
The Mukilteo Community Garden 2012 calendars are now available!
The calendars are $7 and full of garden hints and garden photos.
Available at: Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Mukilteo Chamber Commerce and the Mukilteo Beacon.
All of the proceeds go toward the Mukilteo Community Garden, which just surpassed the 1,400-pound donation mark of fresh vegetables to six different nonprofit organizations in 2011.
Sea Scouts open to youths
Are you a teenager interested in sailing the sea? Join Sea Scouts!
Sea Scouts is a high adventure youth program for boys and girls over the age of 14. Participants sail keelboats, race sailboats, cruise the San Juans, learn leadership skills valuable for college entrance and future jobs, meet other youth, and gain many other skills related to sailing.
Ship #226 meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Milltown Sailing Association clubhouse at 410 14th St. at the Everett marina.
Youth protection program is always in effect. Sea Scouts is a division of Boy Scouts and espouses the same standards and values.
Interested parties may call Skipper Clay at 425-471-6578 or First Mate Paul at 425-870-9412 or go to the website at http://www.everettseascouts.org.
Senior care services available
Are you taking care of an adult family member, friend or neighbor? There are community resources and services designed to help you. Find out more by calling the Family Caregiver Resource Program at 425-290-1240 or
Food bank drivers needed
The Mukilteo Food Bank needs more drivers who can: lift 50 pounds and are available for about two hours on Friday or Saturday mornings to pick up donations.
If you are interested in helping, contact the food bank at [email protected] or 425-212-2653.
The food bank is located at the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, at 4514 84th St. S.W. in Mukilteo.
Call for Japanese Gulch Group volunteers
Help make a difference in our community! The Japanese Gulch Group is forming committees for their next event – the annual Japanese Gulch dinner and auction benefit. They need committee leads and volunteers for both silent and live auction procurement and operation, plus general assistance the night of the event.
The event will be held at Rosehill Community Center on Feb. 3, 2012. Please contact Dave Dornbush if you are interested in volunteering at 206-261-6044.
Join Mukilteo Runners on Saturday
Take advantage of the nice weather and join the Mukilteo Running Club for their weekly Saturday morning run.
The run starts at 7:30 a.m. above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. They usually run a 4+ mile loop through Harbour Pointe at a conversational pace.
Email [email protected] for more information.
Writers group meets weekly
The Mukilteo Arts Guild Writers Group meets once a week on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mukilteo YMCA's Clubroom.
The writers vary in age from young adult to 90-somethings. They are poets, songwriters, screenwriters, creative historians, modern fiction writers, mystery writers, and memoirists.
If you're a closet writer who would like to break out and join a larger unit, the writers group can provide a warm and nurturing place where you can read your work and receive gentle, constructive feedback.
For more information, go to http://www.mukilteoarts.org.
Support Kamiak athletics
The new owner of Harbour Pointe Xpress Lube at 11400 Mukilteo Speedway will donate 10 percent of your bill to the Kamiak Athletic Booster Club.
Please mention that you support Kamiak Athletics with any oil change or other service. Go Knights!