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Last updated 4/16/2014 at Noon



April 16

Lighthouse Festival

6 p.m. A general meeting for volunteers ready to get involved with the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. Volunteer for one of these teams: logistics, parade, Run-A-Muk, merchandise, PR, marketing. Save the date: The festival is Sept. 5-7. Chamber of Commerce, 4902 76th St. SW, Mukilteo. More info: info@mukilteolighthousefestival.com or 425-353-5516 or http://www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com.

Volunteer for hospice

6-8 p.m. Are you interested in becoming a hospice volunteer? Attend the next Free Volunteer Information Sessions for Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County. Learn what volunteer opportunities we have and the requirements of each. Hospice & Home Care, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett. RSVP by calling 425-261-4815.

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.

April 17

Republican Women’s Club

7 p.m. The speaker of the April Evergreen Republican Women’s Club meeting will be Tom McCabe, CEO of the Freedom Foundation. He will explain how public sector unions have impacted every aspect of our lives and what can be done to level the playing field for private enterprise and individual freedom in our state. Social hour is at 6:30 p.m. with an optional $16 buffet dinner. RSVP by 4 p.m. on April 16 for dinner. Call 425-232-3092 or email evergreenrepublicanwomen@yahoo.com. Shawn O'Donnell's Restaurant, 122-128th Street SE, Everett.

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.

Tax Workshop

1-4:30 p.m. The Bothell office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners. Learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection, and record-keeping requirements. Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Register at http://www.dor.wa.gov or by calling 425-984-6400. Space is limited.

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

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.

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.

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 19

Spring STARS Workshop

10 a.m. to noon. Children are active learners. In this training, you will learn fun music and movement activities to use with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that build early literacy skills. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and early childhood educators. Earn STARS Credits for free. This workshop is worth 2 STARS credits. Preregister please. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 a.m. The annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Mukilteo firefighters will be held at the Mukilteo Elementary ball fields. For children 1-10 years of age. Three fields will be set up and prizes will be awarded to the children who find the highly coveted “golden eggs.” See the Easter Bunny and fire and police vehicles. Bring a canned food item to the Mukilteo Food Bank. Mukilteo Elementary, 2600 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo.

Doolittle Raid Anniversary

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting a commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. Event features a B-25 Mitchell bomber aerial demonstration, gourmet dinner, remarks from a Doolittle raider and the movie “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.” Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com. Enter to win a free flight in a B-25 bomber before April 18 at noon at at http://historicflight.org/hf/doolittle-flight-contest/ or http://on.fb.me/1pcLXRz. Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo. More info: 425-348-3200.

April 20

Easter Egg Hunt

9 a.m. Pointe of Grace is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Bring yourself, the kids and a basket. Search in the grassy areas of the church site for eggs. Enjoy the fun, rain or shine. Pointe of Grace, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: office@trinitylutheranchurch.com.

Easter Worship

9:30 p.m. Celebrate new beginnings at Pointe of Grace on Easter Sunday. A fruit and pastry brunch will follow worship. Pointe of Grace, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: office@trinitylutheranchurch.com.

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.

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 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 22

Kiss Me Kate

Tickets are now on sale for Kamiak’s spring musical “Kiss Me Kate” by Cole Porter. Show dates are May 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7 p.m. and May 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $10 for senior citizens and students. Go to the Kamiak website and print out the order form, or stop by the main office. Kamiak High School,10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: http://schools.mukilteo.wednet.edu/ka.

April 23

Free health screenings

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attend an open house celebrating Occupational Therapy Month. See what physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy are all about. Free screenings for blood pressure, staying heart healthy, balance, forgetfulness, grip strength. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555 or http://www.hpretire.com.

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.

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 26

Healthy Kids Day

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Celebrate YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a free community event to get kids moving and learning, and families living healthier. Features active play and educational activities. Help set a county-wide record of families attending. Mukilteo Family YMCA, 10601 47th Pl. W., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-9622.

Celebration of Life

12:30 p.m. Remember Bev Schreiber at her Celebration of Life. Schreiber was a local historian and renowned artist whose favorite subject to draw was the Mukilteo lighthouse. A reception will start at 12:30 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. S.W., Mukilteo.

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 3

Free Shredding Event

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. John L. Scott in Mukilteo is hosting a Community Client Appreciation Shredding Event. Complimentary donuts and coffee while staff shreds your personal papers. Up to 10 boxes. John L. Scott, 12221 Village Center Pl., Mukilteo.

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 http://www.snohomishwomensrun.com or info@snohomishwomensrun.com.

May 21

Volunteer for hospice

2-4 p.m. Are you interested in becoming a hospice volunteer? Attend the next Free Volunteer Information Session for Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County. Learn what volunteer opportunities we have and the requirements of each. Hospice & Home Care, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett. RSVP by calling 425-261-4815.

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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