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Schedule of community events for week of Feb. 11 | Around Town

 

Last updated 2/12/2015 at Noon



Feb. 11

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 and 11 a.m.

Thursdays.

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-alongs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Caregiver required.

Networking Group

10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business. Bring at least 30 business cards. Attendance is free. Chamber Office, Chamber Office, 4902 76th St. S.W., Mukilteo.

Handbell Ringers

5:45-7 p.m. Ever wanted to try handbell ringing? The Mukilteo Presbyterian Church is in need of bell ringers high school age or older. No experience needed and church membership is not required. Join first time through experienced ringers on Wednesdays. Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. S.W., Mukilteo. More info: bassoonbarb@yahoo.com or 425-350-5589.

Celebrate Recovery

6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Bible-based meeting for those with any manor of hurts, habits and hangups. The group meets every Wednesday for a free dinner. Worship, groups and kids church run from 6:45-8:30 p.m. All are welcome. Mukilteo Foursquare Church, 4424 Chennault Beach Rd., Mukilteo. More info: 425 347-1211.

Feb. 12

After Hours

5-7 p.m. Bring 30 business cards and join the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce for business networking and a social hour. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: http://www.mukilteo.org.

Knit-A-Muk

6:30-8:30 p.m. Knit-A-Muk is a friendly group of knitters/crocheters of every level that meet to share, swap and learn on Thursdays. Knit and/or crochet, learn new skills, get and give ideas and support your knitting adventures. All are welcome. Pointe of Grace, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More Iinfo: 425-778-2159 or knit.a.muk@gmail.com.

Parents Forum

7-8:30 p.m. The Christian group True North Families will host its Parents Forum to help parents help their troubled teens. If your teen is suffering from depression, Dr. Vic Alinen can help guide you through this painful and confusing time. Alinen is a teacher, coach, counselor and former pastor. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More info: 425-347-1211.

Mukilteo Historical Society

7:15-8:45 p.m. Artist Jon Evavold, who created Mukilteo’s totem pole will talk about its design. The carvings in the pole illustrate Old Town, including the lighthouse, ferry and historical houses. Open to the public. Meetings scheduled the second Thursday of the month. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

Feb. 13

BFF Valentine’s Celebration

2 p.m. Bring your BFF (Best Friend or Family) and celebrate the meaning of Valentine's Day with crafts, snacks and stories. Ages 5 and up at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Feb. 14

Sno-King Sweetheart Dance

7-10 p.m. Enjoy a variety of dances from many lands, to the tune of live music of Allspice Band. Request dancing, live music and a potluck. No teaching. Regular dances every Wednesday and Saturday start at 7 p.m. All dances are at Sno-King International Folk Dance Club, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. $7 non-members; $5 members. More info: 425-385-2088 or Sno-King.org.

Feb. 17

Role of faith in Bradbury’s writing

10 a.m. Writer Gregory Wolfe will speak about the role of faith in science fiction author Ray Bradbury’s stories at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at Everett Community College’s Jackson Center, Room 101.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Wolfe, a writer in residence at Seattle Pacific University where he teaches English literature and creative writing, enjoys exploring the relationship between art and religion.

Bradbury, best known for his dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451,” described himself as a “delicatessen religionist,” and a Zen Buddhist, yet he talked constantly about God, sin, forgiveness, grace, and redemption, and his stories resound with a sometimes latent, sometimes overt, Christian humanism.

EvCC is at 2000 Tower St. in north Everett.

Feb. 19

Chamber Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. This month’s Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce breakfast speaker is Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. She will speak on the “State of the City.” 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.

Knit-A-Muk

6:30-8:30 p.m. Knit-A-Muk is a friendly group of knitters/crocheters of every level that meet to share, swap and learn on Thursdays. Knit and/or crochet, learn new skills, get and give ideas and support your knitting adventures. All are welcome. Pointe of Grace, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More Iinfo: 425-778-2159 or knit.a.muk@gmail.com.

Feb. 21

Keepers of the Faith

6 p.m. New Life Foursquare Church is partnering with Keepers of the Faith ministry to host a concert beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The concert will feature performances by their quartet and will include testimonies given to share the love and power of Jesus Christ. Tickets at $5 will be available at the door. Free parking. For more information, go to http://www.keepersofthefaithministry.com.

Children’s Concert

2:15-4 p.m. Cascade Symphony presents “Babar, the Little Elephant” and the KING FM Instrument Petting Zoo. Petting zoo opens at 2:15 p.m. Concert is from 3-4 p.m. Cost is $2-10. Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. More info: 425-275-9595 or www. cascadesymphony.org.

Make-A-Blanket Day

Noon-5 p.m. Help make quilts and blankets to be donated to kids who have experienced traumatic life events in Snohomish County. Materials and equipment provided. No experience is necessary, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Help sew, iron, inspect, pin, fringe and tie. Donations also welcome. Zion Lutheran Parish Hall, 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. More info: 425-252-4524.

Feb. 24

Save the Date

4-8:30 p.m. The 18th annual Snohomish County Transition Resource Fair will be Tuesday, March 24. Meet over 60 community agencies and attend a variety of free workshops that will help you increase your independence. Cascade High School, 801 E. Casino Rd., Everett. More info: 425-388-7259 or ddinfo@co.snohomish.wa.us.

Feb. 26

Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sam Lee of SuperCharge will share “Facebook for Business.” 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.

Yacht Club

6:30 p.m. Mukilteo Yacht Club meets today. Boaters are invited to the monthly meeting of this boat cruising and social club. Membership benefits include reciprocal moorage privileges, boating and land cruises, boating discounts, boater education, camaraderie and more. Power and sail boaters welcome. Milltown Sailing Association Clubhouse, 410 4th St., Everett. More info: 425-218-3359 or rearcommodore@mukilteoyachtclub.com or http://www.mukilteoyachtclub.com.

Feb. 27

Teen Movie Matinee

1-3 p.m. Take a break with a movie and popcorn. Check with the library to find out this month’s matinee title. One lucky teen viewer will win a DVD of the movie. While you’re there, see what other great movies and books you can check out from your library’s collection.

Spaghetti Dinner

5:30-8:30 p.m. Mariner High School hosts its Band and Orchestra Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. Dinner costs $10 for students and $12 for adults. Pre-order tickets or pay at the door. Funds raised go toward uniforms, instruments and transportation to events. Mariner High School, 200 120th St. S.W., Everett. More info: 425-366-5796.

Feb. 28

League of Women Voters luncheon set

11:30 a.m. The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County will celebrate 95 years of the National League with a birthday luncheon at the Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd Street (corner of 52nd St. and Colby Avenue), Everett, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

Their 2015 Democracy in Action Award will honor KSER Radio Station, News and Public Affairs Department, with Ed Bremer receiving the award on the station's behalf.

Keynote speaker Caley Cook, from the University of Washington, Department of Communications faculty, will reflect on the award topic and share her insights on the state of the FCC, the Internet and its impact on how we keep current. Bring your questions for our guest speaker.

To register for the luncheon, send a check for $25 per person by Feb. 18, payable to LWVSC, to Treasurer Judy Chapman, 1323 Country Club Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282.

To light a candle

12:30 p.m. A film by Maziar Bahari on the persecution of members of the Bahái faith in Iran will be screened at the Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Doors open at 12:30. The Baháis are Iran’s largest religious minority. They are persecuted because of their faith, and barred from teaching and studying at university. But Baháis do teach, and do study.

The film will be followed by a panel moderated by Matías Valenzuela with members of the local Bahái community.

Defeating Racism Today: What Does it Take?

11 a.m.-noon. Eva Abram discusses how the invisible divide of racism – fed by both knowledge and ignorance – continues to exist despite progress to eradicate it made in recent decades. Conversation and cooperation can inspire progress and action to defeat that divide, and during this discussion, Abram makes suggestions on how to achieve that goal.

March 9

Mukilteo Community Garden annual meeting set

6:30-8 p.m. The garden continues to grow! Their mission is two-fold: provide pesticide-free produce for local food banks and provide space and education for interested members of our community. Join in at our Annual Meeting to learn what they accomplished in 2014, their plans for 2015, and the election of their newest board members. Mukilteo Chamber Offices, 4902 76th St SW, Mukilteo More info: mukiltecogarden@gmail.com

March 24

Transition Resource Fair

4-8:30 p.m. The 18th annual Snohomish County Transition Resource Fair is an opportunity to meet over 60 community agencies and attend a variety of free workshops that will help you get connected to your community and take the steps necessary to increase your independence. The event will include resource tables as well as classes at Cascade High School, 801 E. Casino Road, Everett. For more information, go to www.snohomishcountywa.gov/dd.

 

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