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December 31, 2014



Dec. 31

City Hall Closed

Mukilteo City Hall will be closed at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and on Thursday, Jan. 1. For emergency services that require attention before the next business day, call 911. More info: 425-263-8000 or http://www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

5 p.m. Enjoy smooth jazz vocals and bluesy guitar performed by duo Janine & Andy Elf at Harbour Pointe Retirement’s New Year’s Eve Dinner. Open to the public. Reserve by Dec. 23 by calling 425-493-8555. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Place, Mukilteo. More info: http://www.hpretire.com.

Jan. 3

Community Service

10:30-11:30 a.m. Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn Community Service credit by helping out at the library. Help prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books and more. No need to sign up. Volunteer on the first Saturday of each month, September through May. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Elephant and Piggie Party

2 p.m. Celebrate Mo Willems' beloved characters (and maybe pigeon!). For school-aged children. Supported by the Friends of the Edmonds Library. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Jan. 5

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.

Jan. 7

Introducing the Jet Age

7 p.m. Barry Latter will extend the Pan Am timeline to the Boeing 707, paying particular attention to the role played by the airline and its people in the long and successful operating history of the type. Members of Pan Am flight crews will tell tales of early days of the jet age. This presentation is part of a seminar series tracing the roots of the famed Pan American Airways. Talks are held the first Wednesday of each month and reprised on the following Saturday. Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Dr. Mukilteo. More info: visitorservices@historicflight.org.

Jan. 9

Winter Lecture Series

9:30-11:30 a.m. The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation will host its 12th annual Winter Lecture Series for 2015. This popular sustainable series features Northwest garden personalities in eight sessions on alternate Friday mornings beginning Jan. 9. Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4515 84th St. S.W., Mukilteo. More info: http://www.gardenlectures.com.

Jan. 10

Introducing the Jet Age

noon. Barry Latter will extend the Pan Am timeline to the Boeing 707, paying particular attention to the role played by the airline and its people in the long and successful operating history of the type. Members of Pan Am flight crews will tell tales of early days of the jet age. This presentation is part of a seminar series tracing the roots of the famed Pan American Airways. Talks are held the first Wednesday of each month and reprised on the following Saturday. Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Dr. Mukilteo. More info: visitorservices@historicflight.org.

Jan. 12

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.

Jan. 13

Project Linus

12:30-2:30 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help make quilts and blankets to be donated to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. Project Linus meets on the second Tuesday each month. Materials and equipment will be provided. No experience is required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Carl Gipson Senior Center, corner of Lombard and Pacific, Everett. More info: 425-252-4524.

Jan. 15

Nordic Oral History Project

2 p.m. Back by popular demand: Hear a presentation by Gordon Strand and Mari-Ann Jackson of the Nordic Heritage Museum and watch a documentary on the museum’s “American Voices Oral History Project.” The project is an effort to collect and share the life histories of Nordic Immigrants and their descendants in the Pacific Northwest. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: http://www.hpretire.com or 425-493-8555.

Evening Book Group

7-8:30 p.m. Join the group to discuss “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Jan. 16

Zentangle for Teens

1-3 p.m. Zentangle is a fun, relaxing and easy-to-learn way to create art by drawing structured patterns. Even if you think you can’t draw, you can do this. Join other teens as certified zentangle teachers Patty Steele and Janel Carson help you unleash your inner creativity. For teens in grades 6-12. Class is limited to 25 participants. Register in advance at: http://goo.gl/klP3O7. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Jan. 17

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.

Jan. 18

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.

Jan. 19

Volunteer Drivers

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.

Jan. 21

Caregiver Support Group

10:30 a.m. to noon. Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place to learn, share and gain support from others providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the third week Wednesday of the month. DSHS Home and Community Services, Community Room, 3906 172nd St. N.E., Arlington. More info: 425-317-3482.

Hospice Volunteers

2-4 p.m. Learn how to become a hospice volunteer at a free information session. Go over volunteer opportunities and requirements for each. Call in advance to reserve a spot. Hospice & Home Care offices, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett. More info: 425-261-4815.

Jan. 26

Daytime Book Group

10-11:30 a.m. Join the group to discuss "One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson. 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.

Jan. 31

Ready, Set, Start: Your Own Business

10:30 a.m. to noon. Interested in starting your own business? This interactive class will help you articulate your vision and connect you with both library and community resources to turn your passion into a profitable enterprise. Seating is limited, preregister online at http://www.sno-isle.org or by phone at 425-493-8202. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

Feb. 7

Community Service

10:30-11:30 a.m. Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn Community Service credit by helping out at the library. Help prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books and more. No need to sign up. Volunteer on the first Saturday of each month, September through May. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8202.

Feb. 10

Project Linus

12:30-2:30 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help make quilts and blankets to be donated to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. Project Linus meets on the second Tuesday each month. Materials and equipment will be provided. No experience is required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Carl Gipson Senior Center, corner of Lombard and Pacific, Everett. More info: 425-252-4524.

 

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