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Community Events for week of Feb. 8


Last updated 2/8/2012 at Noon

Discuss city matters at Council Chat

Join Mukilteo City Councilmembers Kevin Stoltz and Steve Schmalz for an informal discussion about city matters on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center.

Bring your questions, compliments, complaints, suggestions, etc. to the Rosehill Room.


Make Valentine matchboxes

Teens can create a special Valentine at the Mukilteo Library on Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. You will decorate a tiny matchbox and slide it open to reveal a picture of your Valentine.

Bring a small (1 inch by 2 inches) picture of your crush and we'll provide the rest. No crush? No problem! Use the box for Valentine candy!

The Mukilteo Library is located at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Please call us at 425.493.8202 for more information.


Chamber After Hours Social

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce February After Hours Social is hosted by the Mukilteo QFC Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5-7 p.m., 11700 Mukilteo Speedway # 300, in the Wine Department.

Join the chamber for an evening of networking, hors devours, door prizes and fun. Looking for a special wine? Come Meet Lois Shumski, wine expert. Lois can help you pick out the perfect wine to pair with food, for romance or just for sipping!

Bring at least 25 business cards to exchange and a door prize to help promote your business.


Author to speak at Historical Society meeting

Author Ross Kane, who wrote "And Wasn't It Grand," a novel set in prohibition-era Everett, will speak at the Mukilteo Historical Society's meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:15 p.m. in the Fowler Room of the Rosehill Community Center.

The public is invited to come and discover the challenges of blending historical fact with imaginative fiction when writing an historical novel. Refreshments will be served.


Y soccer registration now open

YMCA Spring Soccer Registration has begun! Registration is now open for spring indoor and outdoor soccer at the Mukilteo Family YMCA. Indoor soccer is for boys and girls (co-ed) ages 3-6, outdoor soccer is for boys and girls (co-ed) ages 7-14.

Registration for both programs ends March 23, so don’t miss out!

For more information or questions please contact Justin at 425-493-2408 or [email protected]


Vacancy on Parks & Arts Commission

The City is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Mukilteo Parks & Arts Commission which meets the first Thursday of each month.

Duties of this volunteer commission include advising and making recommendation to the City Council for the management, control, improvement, beautification and planning of all city parks, play and recreational grounds, and facilities.

If you are interested in applying, go to the City’s website at under NEWS for information and an application.


Martial arts party for kids

Taekwondo Way is hosting a free party for children 4-6 years old on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.

There will be a Taekwondo lesson, demonstration, games, pizza, and drinks. This will be a great way for youngsters to try martial arts and to enjoy a Saturday afternoon.

Taekwondo Way is located in the Gold's Gym Building at 12138 Mukilteo Speedway

For more information please call 425-355-8918 or visit


Audubon Society to meet

Pilchuck Audubon Society's February program will be "Urban Wildlife Habitat Design with Kelly Brenner." Kelly Brenner writes The Metropolitan Field Guide, a blog about urban wildlife habitat design.

She will discuss the focus of her blog, the huge resource library, recommended books, favorite urban habitats and stories, as well as other projects she's involved in.

The Program Meeting will be held on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Avenue, Everett.

For more information, call 425-252-0926 or check for the most up-to-date information.


Film fest benefits DVS

The 15th annual Everett Film Festival is scheduled for Feb. 10 and 11 at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

The festival is showing a selection of films celebrating the creativity, diversity and spirit of women. Call the box office for ticket information at 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722.

The festival benefits the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.


Quilters host free sew

Busy Bee Quilters is sponsoring a Free Sew at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple, Snohomish on Saturday, Feb. 11. Come anytime between 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to visit, watch, learn, sew, or quilt. Bring your own equipment and supplies.

If you have questions, check out the website,, or contact Karen at 360 568-7980.


League celebrates 55th year

In celebration of its 55th birthday, The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County hosts its annual luncheon at the Everett Golf and County Club, 1500 52nd St. W., Everett, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m.

Two special awards will be presented at the event. Highlighting the League's continued study and emphasis on education, Jeff Russell, president of the Everett School Board will be the featured speaker.

For more information call 435-334-0086.


Chocolate tasting at Country Village

Shop ‘til you drop for your sweetheart but indulge yourself along the way.

The shops at Country Village will be holding the first ever Chocolate Tasting Saturday Feb.11 from 2-6 p.m.

Over 25 shops and restaurants will be featuring samples of their favorite chocolate as you meander through the Village.

For more information and a complete list of the participating shops, visit or call 425-483-2250.


Survivors of Incest Anonymous can help

Starting Feb. 11, Survivors of Incest Anonymous/SIA, a 12-step recovery group meets Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. at 432 2nd St. in Langley on Whidbey Island.

Incest is defined broadly as a sexual encounter initiated by anyone who betrayed a child's trust. Physical abuse and rape (at any age) survivors are also welcome.

Call Susan at 360-730-1639 if you have questions.


Ugandan orphan choir returns

Africa is coming to Mukilteo! Come experience the 2012 Ugandan Orphans Choir as they perform with traditional costumes and instruments on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church.

Performances are at 9:15 and 11a.m. in lieu of regular worship service. The choir is comprised of orphans aged 8-12 sponsored by Americans through Childcare Worldwide, a Bellingham non-profit that helps children in developing countries survive and succeed.

This is a free event for our community. The church is located at 4514 84th St. (2 blocks west of Flight Museum). Office: 425-355-2802. More info:


City hosts Valentine’s Day party

Looking for a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day with the whole family? Come to the Rosehill Community Center between 5:30?8:30 p.m. and dance!

This FREE family friendly event is the perfect way to get out of the house without trying to make a reservation at a fancy restaurant. There will be food, drinks, dancing, arts and crafts, and other entertainment for all ages!

Event Highlights:

• Live DJ playing music for all ages

• Dance steps taught by Kirk Smith of Groove the Beat Social Dance

• Dances for kids and adults will be taught

• Free food including pizza, soda, coffee, and other snacks

• Arts and crafts by the Creation Station

• Sugar cookie decorating

• Fun games for kids

Rosehill Community Center is at 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

Please bring a non?perishable food item to donate to the Mukilteo Food Bank

Questions? Call: 425?263?8180 or email: [email protected]


Ski or snowboard with the Y

The Mukilteo YMCA is offering its second ski and snowboard bus program of the season.

This program includes transportation, lift tickets, and instruction at The Summit at Snoqualmie and is offered for boys and girls 8-16. It will run for five consecutive Tuesdays starting Feb. 14 and ending March 13, leaving the Y at 3:30 p.m. and returning at 9:30 p.m.

Registration for this program is closing on Feb. 13, so don’t miss out!

For more information please contact Justin at 425-493-2408 or [email protected]


A taste of retirement

Clare Bridge Silver Lake is proud to present the Northshore Senior Center Taste of Retirement on Valentines Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come for free food, entertainment, and fun sponsored by more than 20 local senior service providers. The event provides senior service information and a fun time to the local community.

Northshore Senior Center is at 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell.


Sew Thoughtful

The Clothing and Textile Advisors if Snohomish County (CTA) will make & donate benevolent quilts to the families of infants who pass away at Providence Hospital CICU.

Mary Hickey, author and celebrated quilt teacher will lead the project on Friday, Feb. 17, 10– 2 p.m. at McCollum Park, 600 128th ST. S.E., Everett in the Evergreen Room behind the WSU Extension Office.

Project kits will be provided; please bring your own sewing machine and basic sewing tools. If are without a sewing machine, we need help cutting and pressing as well.

Contact Carla Peery [email protected] 206-595-9717 or go to Facebook Snohomish County CTA for more information. Bring a brown bag lunch.


Mukilteo Community Day

Northwest Center will host Mukilteo Community Day on Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its local Donation Depot, located at 12108 Mukilteo Speedway.

The event will include games and coloring book giveaways for kids, music, free popcorn and drinks, and an opportunity to meet the Northwest Center’s newest team member – Waving Man!

Members of the Mukilteo Fire Department will be on hand with their truck to teach kids about fire safety. Volunteers from Pasado’s Safe Haven will host a pet adoption booth to find new homes for dogs in need.

Visitors who bring a clothing donation to the Northwest Center will also be entered into our raffle for dozens of prizes donated by local businesses.


Make a blanket

Project Linus of Snohomish County is hosting a national Make a Blanket Day from noon-5 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Zion Parish Hall, 330 Union, Snohomish.

Help make quilts and blankets to be donated to kids who have experienced traumatic life events in Snohomish County.

Materials and equipment will be provided. No experience required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Volunteers are needed to help anytime between 12-5 p.m., or make a quilt or blanket and drop it off.

If you have questions, contact Diane, 425 252-4524.


Daughters host fashion show, silent auction

Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Rita’s Court presents Vintage Bridal Fashion Show, Silent Auction and Afternoon Tea Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 8517 7th Ave SE, Everett

Doors open at 11 a.m. Afternoon tea served at noon.

For more information call 425-338-0779.

The event helps support the Catholic Daughters’ many charities.


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


Business showcase uncorked

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Mukilteo Business Showcase Uncorked on March 8 at the Future of Flight Aviation Center from 5-8 p.m.

Register now to market your business at the 2012 Mukilteo Business Showcase. Tables are going fast!

The cost is $150 for members and $200 for non-members for a table.

Email [email protected] to register. The deadline is Feb. 24.

Call the Mukilteo Chamber Office at 425-347-1456 with any questions.


Spring clean up!

Spring is just around the corner and your community garden needs help preparing the garden for planting. A Spring Clean Up! is set for Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the garden.

Bring your own work gloves and tools. We work unless it is pouring down rain or snowing. Come join the fun and help your fellow citizens at the same time.

Meet at the corner of 44th Ave. W. and 76th St. S.W. at the top of the hill behind Olympic View Middle School.

Visit www/ for more information.


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)

- Rabies


- FVRCP (Upper respiratory/Panleukopenia)

- Rabies

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.


Advocate for Youth benefit in Seattle

The 5th Annual Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award Breakfast, benefiting the Center for Children & Youth Justice, will honor Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll for his work to combat youth and gang violence in our community.

The event takes place at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. A minimum donation of $150 per person is requested to support the center’s work to reform Washington’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Register or learn more at or call 206-696-7503, ext. 13.


Support Childhaven at luncheon

Childhaven's largest fundraiser – the 2012 Celebration Luncheon – is Wednesday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Westin Seattle.

The keynote speaker is Antwone Fisher, whose struggles through foster care and homelessness became the subject of his original screenplay for the self-titled 2002 film, directed by and starring Denzel Washington.

A minimum donation of $150 is suggested. For information, go to, or call 206-957-4806.


Kiwanis serves pancakes

Kiwanis is hosting its 7th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m.- noon at Olympic View Middle School. With your help, we are excited to again hold “the biggest raffle ever.”

Donate a raffle prize, or underwrite food items with a cash donation of $50 or $100. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and youth programs in the community.

Anyone wishing to donate may contact Darlene Conklé at 425-493-1077 or [email protected] or Tony McNulty at [email protected]

Kiwanis meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Pointe Restaurant, Harbour Point Golf Club. An evening meeting is held the first Wednesday in the months of March, May and November at 6:30 p.m. at Mukilteo City Hall.


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!

For more, go to


Library Programs

The Mukilteo Library offers a variety of free programs for babies to adults, including these in February:

Mukilteo Library Knitting Group

Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16, 23, 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.

ESL Talk Time

Mondays, Feb. 13, 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.

Mukilteo Evening Book Group

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Please join us to discuss "My Name is Mary Sutter" by Robin Oliveira. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month. All are welcome!

Downloading eBooks at Your Library

Saturday, Feb. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Learn to download free eBooks and audiobooks through Sno-Isle's website. If you'd like to download a book during class, please bring your laptop and eReader or audio device, or your Wi-Fi enabled device. Seating is limited, please preregister by phone at 425-493-8202, or online at Funded by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Study Zone

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 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.

Find Youthville at, and learn more about Youthville Washington, by contacting Chanelle Carlin at [email protected]


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


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


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!


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