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Last updated 4/2/2014 at Noon



April 2

Kamiak showing ‘Frozen’

6:30 p.m. As a fundraiser for its Winterline and Jazz Band, Kamiak is hosting a Dinner and a Movie. Enjoy Disney’s “Frozen” on a giant screen, with hot dogs, hot chocolate, soda, popcorn and candy to eat. Doors open at 6 p.m. Enter a raffle to win your own “Frozen” gift basket. Tickets are $3 per kid, $5 for high schoolers and adults or $15 for a group of four. Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo.

Help Farmer Frog win $20K

Farmer Frog has entered a contest with Seeds of Change to win a $20,000 grant to go toward a school garden for a Snohomish County school. The non-profit helps kids learn about growing their own food and families to access fresh produce through school gardens. Vote for Farmer Frog today and every day through April 21 at http://www.seedsofchangegrant.com and http://www.Facebook.com/seedsofchange.

Exhibit features artist Jerry Newport

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. See a one-man showing of paintings and enhanced prints by local artist Jerry Newport. Exhibit is open now through April 30. Includes portraits, Cascade mountains, French mansard houses, ferry boats and the Mukilteo lighthouse. Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th St, Mukilteo.

Housing Hope drive

The HOG chapter thru Emerald City Harley Davidson is hosting a drive to benefit Housing Hope now through April 11. Need list: baby and toddler, laundry, kitchen, and bed and bath essentials. Drop off donations at two Mukilteo locations: Sean Joyner State Farm, at 9999 Harbour Pl., Ste. 103, and Speedway Cleaners, 10100 Mukilteo Speedway. More info: director@gnw-hog.com.

April 3

Whidbey Weavers

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Whidbey Weavers Guild presents Jason Collingwood on “Rug Weaving.” Collingwood is a professional rug weaver with over 24 years experience producing artistic creations for corporate and individual clients. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month. Bring your brown bag lunch. Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch St., Coupeville. More info: whidbeyweaversguild.org.

Rotary scholarships

Apply now for a South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Scholarship. High school seniors at Kamiak, Mariner, ACES and Cascade high schools are eligible to apply for scholarships of up to $2,500. The deadline for applications is April 7. Fnd the applications in your counseling offices. Applications are based on academic merit and service in the community.

April 4

Help fight cancer

The editor of the Mukilteo Beacon has joined a Relay for Life team with the goal of raising $1,500 for the American Cancer Society. Sara Bruestle will be in the Mill Creek relay as part of the Life Savers team. She is relaying in honor of her “Papa,” 81, who was diagnosed with throat cancer and just finished his first radiation treatment. If you'd like to support Sara and her team, go to http://www.relayforlife.org and donate.

April 5

Cascade Symphony scholarship

Deadline today. Apply now for a Cascade Symphony Scholarship. Scholarships of $2,000 to $3,000 will be awarded to qualified high school seniors from the Mukilteo, Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline school districts. For an application, go to http://www.cascadesymphony.org and click on Education. An audition CD must accompany the application.

Iu Mienh Cooking Class

2-5 p.m. The non-profit Northwest Language Cultural Center on Whidbey Island is hosting a cooking class on Iu Mienh fermentation techniques and traditional recipes. Cost is $35. Northwest Language Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Rd., Langley. RSVP by calling 360-321-2101.

Stories of the Iu Mienh

5:30-9 p.m. The non-profit Northwest Language Cultural Center on Whidbey Island is hosting a dinner and show titled “Stories of the Iu Mienh.” The event will feature the talents of the Young Mien Dancers, storytelling by Iu Mien elder Koy Saephan, traditional music and chant, and much more. A banquet of traditional Iu Mien cuisine will be served. Cost is $65. Northwest Language Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Rd., Langley. RSVP by calling 360-321-2101.

April 6

Arts scholarships

Apply now for a Mukilteo Arts Guild High School Scholarship. Open to Mukilteo School District high school seniors interested in pursuing the arts in higher education. Applications are available in your school’s counselor’s office. More info: http://www.mukilteoarts.org.

April 7

ESL Talk Time

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 Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

April 8

Whose Nose? Who Knows?

2 p.m. What do animals use their noses for? And how did the elephant get such a long nose? Find out as we explore the sense of smell, hear stories about animals and their noses, and make an animal nose to take home! For ages 6-11. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Meet Author Bryan Johnston

7 p.m. Meet northwest author and 10-time Emmy award winner Bryan Johnston. Hear facts and stories Johnston uncovered while researching his new novel “Man With A Gun,” a story that reveals the motive for killing JFK. Bryan will be signing copies of the book following the presentation. One dollar from each book sold will be donated to the Fallen Heroes Project. Harbour Pointe Retirement,10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555 or go to http://www.hpretire.com.

April 9

Coffee with the Mayor

10-11 a.m. Do you have questions for the mayor? Harbour Pointe Retirement will host Mayor Jennifer Gregerson for “Coffee with the Mayor” in the main dining room. No reservations necessary. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555.

April 10

Movie Matinee

2 p.m. Join the library for a newly released family movie. This Walt Disney Animation Studios production is based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale “The Snow Queen.” Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

After Hours Social

5-7 p.m. Bring 30 business cards and join the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce for business networking and a social hour. Red Cork Bistro, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Ste. 405, Mukilteo. More info: http://www.mukilteo.org.

Mukilteo Historical Society

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features "Memories of Police Work in Mukilteo." Former town marshals and police chiefs will share memories of their jobs after the incorporation of the town in 1947. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

April 11

Bubble Science

2 p.m. Square bubbles, frozen bubbles, 12-foot-long rainbow bubbles – see amazing bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Create tools and learn the recipes to make bubble magic happen in your own backyard. Encourages discovery and self-directed learning. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Community Service

10:30-11:30 a.m. Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn Community Service credits by helping out at the Mukilteo Library. Help prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books and more. No need to sign up. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

April 13

Horticulture Scholarship

Apply now for the Mukilteo Way Garden Club’s $750 scholarship for horticulture studies at Edmonds Community College. Application and details are available at http://www.mwgc.org or by request at PO Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Deadline for applications is May 31.

Volunteer drivers needed

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers in the south end of Snohomish County for the Swedish Edmonds Resource Center and Road Drivers program. Drive patients to treatment or the resource center. Need a driver? Call 425-404-2199 or go to cancer.org for more information.

April 14

ESL Talk Time

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 Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

April 15

Volunteers over 55 wanted

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people age 55 and over for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed to help in schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system, etc. More info: johnm@ccsww.org or 425-374-6323 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.

April 17

Chamber Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. This month’s Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce breakfast speaker is Matt Cail of Supercharge Media, whose presentation will cover Google tools and local business. Bring your business cards and a door prize to help promote your business. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo.

Evening Book Group

7-8:30 p.m. Join the group to discuss "The Light Between Oceans: a Novel" by L. M. Stedman. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

April 18

Sew Thoughtful

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are an experienced sewer who would like to make a difference in the community, join the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors. This month’s project-pajamas for Safe Place, a temporary foster care facility for children in Everett. Bring your sewing machine, sewing tools, a variety of thread colors and your lunch. McCollum Park, 600 128th ST. S.E., Everett in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension Office. Pajama kits will be provided. More info: 206-595-9717 or carla.peery@wsu.edu.

April 21

Daytime Book Group

10-11:30 a.m. Join the group to discuss "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-56" by Anne Applebaum. The group meets on the third Monday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

ESL Talk Time

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 Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

April 23

Soroptimist International

Noon- 1p.m. Soroptimist International of Everett’s program meeting features a presentation on human trafficking by Jenn Rosenberg. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug dealing. Cost for luncheon event is $12. Call 425-259-8367 to make reservations. Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd St. S.E., Everett.

April 24

Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Matt Cail of Supercharge Marketing will share “All About Google Ads.” You've seen those paid ads on Google, but how do they work? Is it worth it for a business to pay to show up in searches? RSVP to 425-347-1456 or Julie@mukilteochamber.org. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and includes a lite lunch. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo.

Hospice Hearts Luncheon

Noon to 1:30 p.m. This year’s Hospice Hearts Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Scott O’Grady, a former Air Force fighter pilot. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation is $125. Register online at http://www.providence.org/phhc. More info: 425-261-4859.

Mukilteo Yacht Club

6:30 p.m. Mukilteo Yacht Club meets today. The club sponsors two cruises per month plus an informative/entertaining monthly meeting. Membership benefits include camaraderie, lots of boating advice, reciprocal privileges and more. Power and sail boaters welcome. Old Mukilteo Garage, 807 2nd Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-218-3359 or http://www.mukilteoyachtclub.com.

Write Stuff

Teen Writing Group

7-8:30 p.m. Are you a creative writer? Or do you want to be? Get together with fellow teens (grades 6-12) to write and talk about writing. Develop your creative writing skills and discover library resources to spark your creativity. Snacks provided. New members always welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

April 25

Teen Fun & Games

1-3 p.m. Race against the clock to win prizes in a variety of “Minute to Win It” type games. Then take some goofy pictures in the photo booth, using all kinds of silly props. Discover how much fun you can have at the library, and also check out some fun library resources. For teens (grades 6-12). Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Recycle cellphones

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is recycling cellphones. Cell phones even without service can call 911 when charged. Cellphones may be given to victims of domestic violence to keep them safe. Now also accepting iPads and iPhones! Drop off at New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: http://www.dvs-snoco.org or 425-259-2827 ext. 1013.

April 26

Spring Plant Sale

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alderwood Garden Club is having a Spring Plant Sale. All proceeds support the club's Scholarship Fund. Perennials, bulbs, herbs, annuals and various specialty plants are featured, along with veggie starts. The Crossroads Church, 18527 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: 425-743-1430.

Dining at Downton: a Trial by Fork

2-3 p.m. Food historian Tames Alan demystifies the manners, menu and accoutrements of a formal 12-course dinner as would have been eaten upstairs at Downton Abbey before the outbreak of World War I. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

April 27

Project Linus

Noon to 5 p.m. Project Linus Blanketeers need your help to make quilts, afghans and fleece blankets to be donated to Snohomish County kids ages newborn – 18 years old who have experienced traumatic life events. No experience is required. Materials and equipment are provided. Sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Evergreen Way, Everett. Can’t come? Make a quilt, afghan or fleece blanket and drop it off. Donations of supplies are also welcome. More info: http://www.projectlinus.org or 425-252-4524.

April 28

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up will be held on your regular residential garbage pick-up day, either April 28 or April 30. The city of Mukilteo in cooperation Waste Management and Rubatino’s sponsor this annual service. Place any items with your regular garbage. More info: 425-263-8000.

ESL Talk Time

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 Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

April 30

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up will be held on your regular residential garbage pick-up day, either April 28 or April 30. The city of Mukilteo in cooperation Waste Management and Rubatino’s sponsor this annual service. Place any items with your regular garbage. More info: 425-263-8000.

May 8

After Hours Social

5-7 p.m. Bring 30 business cards and join the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce for business networking and a social hour. Harbour Pointe Golf Club, 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: http://www.mukilteo.org.

Mukilteo Historical Society

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Thomas Murphy of the LEAF School at Edmonds Community College. Murphy will cover the wildlife in Mukilteo. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

May 15

Chamber Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. This month’s Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce breakfast speaker is Scott Hacker, small business representative of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. Bring your business cards and a door prize to help promote your business. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo.

May 18

Snohomish Women’s Run

The first Snohomish Women's Run is partnering with Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. Fundraise to help victims of domestic violence with this half marathon run and 10K run/walk at Rotary Park in Everett. Registration is limited to 500 participants. Volunteers and sponsors needed. A two-day packet pickup and expo will be held May 16-17 at Endurance Sports NW, 4201 Russell Rd., Ste. 3, Mukilteo. More info: 425-772-8395 or info@snohomishwomensrun.com.

May 28

Open Mic Night

6-8 p.m. Mukilteo Arts Guild’s Open Mic Night is back on Wednesday nights this summer through Sept. 3 at Red Cup Cafe in the courtyard. Open call for artists. All ages are welcome. Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th St., Mukilteo. More info: http://www.mukilteoarts.org.

June 12

After Hours Social

5-7 p.m. Bring 30 business cards and join the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce for business networking and a social hour. The Scotsman Bistro, 11601 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: http://www.mukilteo.org.

Mukilteo Historical Society

7:15-8:45 p.m. This Mukilteo Historical Society meeting features a presentation by Chad Kaizer. The famous lighthouse expert will talk about Point No Point Light Station in Hansville, Wash. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

July 17

Chamber Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. This month’s Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce breakfast speaker is Mark Johnson of the Washington Retail Association. Bring your business cards and a door prize to help promote your business. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo.

 

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