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Community events for week of May 21 | Around town


Last updated 5/21/2014 at Noon

May 21

LEED Version 4

Noon- 1 p.m. The SnoLeaf Branch Collaborative presents “LEED Version 4,” part of an educational series. Learn about the newest of the LEED rating systems, which was officially adopted in fall of 2014 by USGBC. Lunch provided. Snohomish County PUD, 2320 California St.,Everett. More info:

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.

Plant Sale

2-5 p.m. Last day. Mariner Horticulture Club is hosting a plant sale in the school’s greenhouse. Choose from a variety of seasonal and year round plants. Tomatoes, peppers, herbs, veggie starts, six-pack annuals, flowers, etc. at whole sale prices. Mariner High School, 200 120th St. S.W., Everett.

Lighthouse Festival

7 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, raffle, membership, entertainment. Save the date: The festival is Sept. 5-7. Chamber of Commerce, 4902 76th St. SW, Mukilteo. More info: or 425-353-5516 or

May 22

Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mimi Landsberg of CPA QuickBooks will give a presentation at this month’s Lunch & Learn. RSVP to 425-347-1456 or Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and includes a lite lunch. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo.

Going Broke Safely

6 p.m. Understand how interest rates, inflation and investments can affect your retirement income. Learn how you can get off the sidelines and into investments that can potentially beat inflation, while still managing risk. Securities and investment advice offered through ING Financial Partners, member SIPC. RSVP to or 425-429-3102. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

Are you ready to retire?

6-8 p.m. Many pre-retirees haven’t saved enough money and worry about how they’ll bridge the potential gap between Social Security and savings. Are you one of them? Go to a free informational meeting held by Managed Wealth Financial. Refreshments provided. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. RSVP at 425-238-7052 or

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

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 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.

May 23

Guys and Dolls

7:30 p.m. The 21st Spring Musical at Harbour Pointe Middle School is “Guys and Dolls,” May 23 and 24, with a matinee at 1 p.m. on May 24. The show is set in New York City with some gambling, laughter and, of course, a little love story. Reserved seating for evening performances. Tickets are $8 for adults or $5 for students and senior citizens. Kamiak Performing Arts Center, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-366-5116.

Art for Home & Body

Whidbey Island Surface Design offers one-of-a-kind fiber and mixed-media art. The Show & Sale includes an artists’ reception Friday, May 23 (5-7 p.m.) and continues Saturday, May 24 (10-5 p.m.) and Sunday, May 25 (11-4 p.m.). Whidbey Island Center for Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. More info:

May 24

Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music

2-3 p.m. Join composer and pianist Amy Rubin for an exploration of the creative process through a dynamic, interactive concert, culminating in a group-directed improvisation with Rubin at the piano. Audience members will choose the initial theme, dramatic design of the piece, and the processes of composition. Concludes with group discussion and critique. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

May 25

Help fight cancer

The editor of the Mukilteo Beacon has joined a Relay for Life team with the goal of raising $1,000 for the American Cancer Society – and is just $85 shy of meeting it. 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 has stage 4 throat cancer. If you'd like to support Sara and her team, go to and donate.

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:

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 for more information.

May 26

Memorial Day Ceremony

11 a.m. The Mukilteo Historical Society invites you to celebrate Memorial Day at the Pioneer Cemetery, at 5th and Webster streets. Features include patriotic music by Mukilteo Presbyterian Church Brass, the presentation of the colors by VFW Post 2100, a visit from Mukilteo founder Jacob Fowler (Christopher Summitt), and a presentation by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. A reception at the historic Hogland House, 917 Webster St., will follow the ceremony.

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: or 425-374-6323 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.

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: or 425-259-2827 ext. 1013.

May 27

Hilltoppers luncheon

The Hilltoppers of Mukilteo Presbyterian Church is holding a luncheon at the church. The guest speaker will be Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. Cost of luncheon is $7. Everyone is welcome. For reservations, call 425-348-3056. Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. S.W.

Coffee with Carolyn

Noon. Snohomish County Executive candidate Carolyn Eslick will be hosting weekly “Coffee with Carolyn” events at the coffee shop located in the Mill Creek University Book Store during the month of May on Tuesdays. Learn more about Carolyn's platform, which includes an emphasis on economic development, fiscal responsibility and improved public safety. University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. More info:

Caregiver Support Group

6:30-8 p.m. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss. Alzheimer's Association Everett meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. More info: 425-423-9571 or

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:

May 29

Blazing Paddles

7 p.m. Enjoy a movie night with the second Blazing Paddles: Paddling Film Festival. The film festival is a benefit event for Washington Water Trails Association. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets. Black Box Theatre, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. More info:

May 31

Horticulture Scholarship

Deadline today. Apply now for the Mukilteo Way Garden Club’s $750 scholarship for horticulture studies at Edmonds Community College. Application and details are available at or by request at PO Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275.

Genealogy 101 for Teens

10 a.m. to noon. Dig up your dead relatives! This class provides a fun introduction to genealogical research methods and resources. Space is limited; preregistration required. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.


5-9 p.m. Have fun, food and frolic at Mayfest two blocks from the ferry on Whidbey Island. Event features the Cranberry Bog Blue Grass Band and the Rural Characters. This is an annual fundraiser for the upkeep of Clinton Community Hall. Food served 5-6:30 p.m. with a no-host beer/wine bar and dancing. Clinton Community Hall, SR-525 & Humphrey Rd., Clinton.

Knights Youth Camp

Register now for Kamiak Knights Boys Youth Camp for students in grades 3-7 for June 16-19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Grades based on 2014-2015 school year.) Current 7th and 8th grade camp will be held with high school players June 2-5. All boys interested in improving skills, having fun, learning "the Kamiak way.” Cost is $75 prior to June 11. Registration forms can be found at Kamiak High School or online at More info:

June 2

Lutheran Choral Association

7-9 p.m. Singers are invited to join Lutheran Choral Association of Snohomish County. The association is a Christian ecumenical summer choir. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings June 2-Sept. 1, in preparation for an early September concert. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way, Everett. More info:

June 12

Handbag Auction

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is hosting its fifth annual Handbag Auction & Luncheon. All proceeds go to DVS services and programs, which are offered free of charge. Now accepting donations of new and gently used purses. Cost for lunch is $25. Comcast Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave Ste. 200, Everett. More info: or 425-259-2827 x1013.

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:

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.

June 26

Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Demetrius of CMIT Solutions will speak about email archiving, email encryption and backup disaster recovery. RSVP to 425-347-1456 or Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and includes a lite lunch. Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo.

July 1

Future of Flight

Extended Summer Hours

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour hours will be extended this summer to accommodate additional demand between July 1 and Aug. 31. New hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Along with the regular tour times, additional tour times will be added at 8:30 a.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

July 10

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. Lincoln Courtyard, 403 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info:

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.

Lighthouse Quilters

7 p.m. This month's Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters meeting features Maggie Ball and her presentation “Quilting with Kids.” Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425 320-8485.


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