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March 11, 2015



March 11

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.

March 12

Clothes For Kids

7:30-9 a.m. You are invited to attend the fifth annual Clothes For Kids "Transforming Lives" Breakfast at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Breakfast will be buffet style, and there is no charge to attend; however, a donation will be requested during the event. Register online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1165709. More info: 425-741-6500.

Gifts of the Crow

7 p.m. A free family event that will inspire a greater understanding of everyone’s favorite neighborhood bird, the crow. University of Washington professor John Marzluff will share fascinating, funny and endearing information based on his research on crows. Marzluff has been featured in the PBS program “Nature,” and is a favorite TV and radio guest. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

March 13

Teen Gaming

1-3 p.m. Unwind after school by playing some old-school games at the library. Try your hand at some retro gaming with Atari and Sega, or go analog with board games and card games. While waiting for your turn to play, discover library resources to fuel your creativity and ensure you never get bored. Snacks will be provided. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

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.

March 14

Restore the Gulch

10 a.m. Join the city of Mukilteo, EarthCorps and community volunteers in a planting event at Japanese Gulch Park. Help with the ecological restoration and re-vegetation process at the former BMX site. Sign up at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php. Limit 30 volunteers. More information: http://www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us.

Safe in the Sound

2 p.m. The American Red Cross presents Safe in the Sound, a program on disaster preparedness. Safe in the Sound aims to empowering Western Washington communities to take action and be better prepared for earthquakes and other disasters. Sponsored by Friends of the Mukilteo Library. All are welcome. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425.353.1443 or margaret.wright@frontier.com.

Seattle Children’s Chorus

1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Seattle Children's Chorus will perform the concert “Heartland,” the songs of our American heritage. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Tickets are $20, or $15 for seniors and $10 for students. More info: http://www.seattlechildrenschorus.org or 206.542.5998.

Italian weekend

Treat yourself to a fun and informative Italian Immersion weekend in a picturesque natural spot, and get in touch with your Italian dreams. Runs Saturday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This lively 12-hour language intensive led by Roberta Tauriello and Elisabetta Velentini of Percorso Italiano centers on language, cultural instruction and travel tips. Cooking an Italian meal together, film, language activities and much more. Tuition is $198, some meals included. Lodging available, please inquire. NWLA Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Rd., Langley. More info: http://www.nwlanguageacademy.com.

March 15

Help fight cancer

The editor of the Mukilteo Beacon is again on a Relay for Life team with the goal of raising $1,000 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 grandpa, 81, who has stage 4 throat cancer. If you'd like to support Sara and her team, go to http://www.relayforlife.org and donate.

Student Art Show

The fourth annual Mukilteo Secondary Art Show exhibit at Rosehill Community Center features of artwork from the middle and high school students in the visual arts programs of the Mukilteo School District. See drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and mixed-media works. Open though March 27. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

March 16

Daytime Book Group

10-11:30 a.m. Join the group to discuss “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,” by Anthony Marra. 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.

Tech Session: Making Videos

3-5 p.m. March is Teen Tech Month, and you could win a spot at being a regular teen video blogger for Sno-Isle Libraries. Whether you want to learn more so you can win the Teen Vlogger Contest, or you just want to play around with making and editing videos, this is your chance. Laptops, video cameras, lighting equipment provided. Bring your own devices, too. More info: sno-isle.org/teentechmonth. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

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.

March 17

11 a.m. This month’s Mukilteo Way Garden Club meeting will feature speaker Martha Dankers. Her talk will focus on “50 Shades of Green,” certain to entertain new and seasoned gardeners, alike. All are welcome. Call for directions to the private address. More information: 206-799-2484 or http://www.mwgc.org.

Lighthouse Quilters

6:45 p.m. This month’s Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters meeting will feature speaker Katie Pederson, a well-known quilter and instructor in the Seattle area. Her work features modern quilting techniques. Her trunk show is open to all who'd like to attend. Cost is $5. Peterson’s talk will focus on design, finding your own process, and color value for her fabric choices. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

March 18

Coffee with the Mayor

9:45 a.m. Harbour Pointe Retirement will host Mayor Jennifer Gregerson for “Coffee with the Mayor” in the main dining room. Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Pl., Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555..

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.

March 19

Fiesta Night!

4:30-7 p.m. This Kamiak Winter Percussion fundraiser is sponsored by the Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters. Enjoy a Mexican buffet-style dinner, silent auction and raffle, as well as musical entertainment. Order tickets at http://www.kamiakarts.org or for $2 more at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children 6 and older. Children 5 and under eat for free. Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

CERT Classes

6:30-9:30 p.m. Deadline today. The Everett Fire Department is offering a spring Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class on Thursday evenings from March 26 through May 14. The eight-session course will provide a variety of disaster planning, recovery and survival skills aimed at surviving and assisting the community in disaster response. Everett residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up for these free classes. More info: 425-257-7979 or skelly@everettwa.gov.

Evening Book Group

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

Republican Women’s Club

7 p.m. The Evergreen Republican Women's Club monthly meeting will include speakers Bill Bryant, a Seattle port commissioner, and David Preston, an Edmonds port commissioner. Preston will share his perspective on Snohomish County politics and business. Social hour is at 6:30 p.m. with an optional $16 buffet dinner. RSVP by March 16 for dinner. Shawn O'Donnell's Restaurant, 122 128th St. SE, Everett. More info: 425-232-3092 or evergreenrepublicanwomen@yahoo.com.

March 20

Sew Thoughtful

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) for their Sew Thoughtful project. Pre-cut quilt kits will be pieced together for Providence Hospital NICU. Mary Hickey, author and celebrated quilt teacher, will lead the project. Bring your sewing machine, sewing tools and lunch. McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension Office. More info: 425-743-0118 or afharris@juno.com.

Spring Craft-tacular!

3:30-4:30 p.m. Celebrate the vernal equinox, the first day of spring, with several crafts, activities and take-home projects that will brighten your day. For school-age children. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

March 21

Pancake Breakfast

8 a.m. to noon. The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo is hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast, Raffle and Spring Concert. Entertainment provided by Mukilteo school bands and choirs. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham, juice and coffee. Tickets are $6 each or $25 for a family of five. Proceeds go to scholarships and youth programs. Olympic View Middle School, 2602 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo.

Bunny Run for Housing Hope

10-2 p.m. The Emerald City Harley Hog Chapter is once again doing a donation drive at the QFC on the Mukilteo Speedway, asking for donations for Housing Hope, the emergency housing community in Everett. The needs are: diapers, wipes, formula, household items like dish soap, quarters for laundry etc. QFC, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo.

Lighthouse docents

1-3 p.m. Volunteer to be a docent one day each month this summer at the Mukilteo lighthouse. Plan now to attend a training session put on by the Mukilteo Historical Society at the lighthouse. Mukilteo Light Station, 608 Front Street, Mukilteo. More info: 425-513-9602 or mukilteohistorical.org.

March 22

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.

March 23

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.

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 http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/dd.

Salt and Light

7 p.m. The Salt and Light Touring Choir of Boulder, Colo. will present a free concert. Free will offering will be accepted. First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett. More info: 425-259-7139 or http://www.firstpreschurch.com.

March 25

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.

March 26

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.

March 27

Lincoln Day Dinner

5-9:30 p.m. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West will be the keynote speaker at Snohomish County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Xfinity Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Purchase tickets at http://www.snocogop.com/ or at the county office 514 State Avenue, Suite 109 in Marysville. More info: 360-653-1100 or chair@snocogop.org.

March 28

Be a Fiction Magician!

2-3:30 pm. Dazzle your readers with card “tricks” that help you amp up the tension, suspense, and conflict in your stories. Keep your cool with “tips” that help you reduce those same elements in your writing life. Bring a manuscript or an idea, a laptop or writing materials, and watch the magic happen. Magic wands included!?? Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

March 30

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.

March 31

AAA Driver Program

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills. The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and over for automobile insurance premium discounts. Cost is $18. Sons of Norway-Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. Call 1-800-462-3728 to enroll.

April 1

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.

 

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