Around Town | Calendar of Events
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15. Operation Kidsafe is a free fingerprinting event for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit, a document ready to give to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included. No special information is needed. Doug’s Lynnwood Mazda, 22130 Highway 99, Edmonds. 425-233-8951.
11 a.m. The 12th annual event, featuring dogs and their owners in costume, has three categories: funniest, most original and best owner and dog combination. There also will be a best-in-show winner. Silent auction items this year include three Seahawk-framed posters (Russell Wilson is one), and there will be raffle baskets. Judging at 1 p.m. Off Leash Area Edmonds, 498 Admiral Way, Edmonds. Information: www.olae.org.
Fall Festival of classes
Sample a short class from Community Education, Edmonds Community College, at no cost. The Fall Festival offers 10 classes throughout the day at various locations in the center of Edmonds. Space provided by ArtWorks, Frances Anderson Center, Coldwell Banker Bain and Edmonds Landing. Information and schedule of classes: 425-640-1243 or online at EdCC.edu/ComEd.
Art Stalk Edmonds
5-8 p.m. at various location in downtown Edmonds. In honor of the Halloween, Art Walk Edmonds is changing its name for one night to Art Stalk Edmonds. It is partnering with the Edmonds Historical Historical Museum's Scarecrow Festival for the evening. All registered scarecrows in the downtown core will be included on the Art Walk map for a special vote on the evening of Art Walk: "The Best of Art Stalk."
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 30. Edmonds Driftwood Players announces its first alternative stage show, from the Theater of Intriguing Possibilities. Based on the Ray Bradbury story. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors, juniors and military. Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets: www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org, 425-774-9600.
Answers from Sea Mar Community Health
Noon to 3:00 p.m. A representative from Sea Mar Community Health Centers will be available to answer questions relating to health insurance, affordable health resources in Snohomish County and open enrollment insurance assistance. Free. Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds. Information: 425-771-1933.
Pumpkin carving, free movie
11 a.m. Free pumpkin carving for kids in the parking lot at Dayton Street and Fourth Avenue North. Mayor Dave Earling is the judge. Local businesses have donated prizes for the coloring contest winners. Coloring contest posted Coldwell Banker Bain, 108 Fifth Ave. S. Free movie at 1 p.m., “Monster House,” at Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. The movie is at the Edmonds Theatre, and the coloring contest is posted in our office at Coldwell Banker Bain with Mayor Dave Earling as the judge for the contest. Local businesses have donated prizes for the coloring contest winners.
Russian Grand Ballet: “Swan Lake”
7 p.m. Full-length ballet in three acts, with two intermissions. Music by Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Maria Petipa and Lev Ivano. Libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Getzer. Tickets: $45-$64. Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Information and tickets: russiangrandballet.com.
Haunted STEM Lab
Noon-6 p.m. Witness explosive – yet safe – demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities such as 3-D ghost printing and laser-cutting goblins. There will also be candy launches and vortex smoke rings. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Edmonds Community College, Monroe Hall, 6606 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Information: www.edcc.edu/stem.
5 -7p.m. Annual family friendly event in downtown Edmonds, with merchants handed out candy and other goodies. Sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. Some streets will be closed to traffic. Musical entertainment. Information: 425-670-1496.
5-7 p.m. Annual event on Halloween night at the Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds. 425-774-0900.
Heritage Days Benefit
6-9 p.m. Fourth annual benefit for the Edmonds Historical Museum, with guest speaker Glenn Farley of King 5 News. A model train enthusiast, Farley will talk about Edmonds' own Pacific Fast Mail, its connection with the Edmonds Historical Museum’s model train layout and its importance in promoting the model train hobby worldwide. Other events include a silent auction, wine grab and dessert dash. Single tickets are $80. A table of eight is $600. Information: www.historicedmonds.org/heritage-days-benefit, c425-774-0900, email@example.com. Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 630 Seventh Ave. N, Edmonds.
Chronic Pain Support Group
1 p.m. Second Tuesdays of the month. The goal of this group is to provide support, validation and education in basic pain management and life skills and provide a means for people to share what they have learned and to encourage others to create more satisfying lives. Free. The group meets at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.
Early Stage Memory Loss Book Club
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. The club meets on the fourth Mondays of the month at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Designed for those with early stage memory loss (ESML), the book group helps keep the mind active by stimulating the senses, triggering memories and inviting connections through conversation. During each session, participants will read short stories and then discuss what they have read. All material is provided. Fee is $5 for senior center members; $10, nonmembers. Call 425-774-5555 to register.
Edmonds Library ongoing book sale
Friends of the Edmonds Library ongoing book sale has a featured display of travel books and resources for sale at bargain prices in the Friends of the Edmonds Library corner of the library. Inspiration for packing your bags abounds. Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.
Donations accepted for kids in need
Washington Kids in Transition is a volunteer organization committed to providing basic needs to homeless children residing in Washington state, including food, emergency closets, and hygiene kits. There are over 400 children in the Edmonds School District that are considered homeless and part of the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act. For a list of acceptable donation items, www.washingtonkidsintransition.org. Donation sites include: Insurance Services Group, 600 Main St.; Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Casper Way; and Revelations Yogurt, 527 Main St.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting
8:30-9:30 a.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a weight loss support group that meets weekly on Tuesday mornings at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave. W., Edmonds – at the corner of 84th and 196th Street. Weigh-ins from 8:30 to 9:30 am, meeting starts at 9:45 a.m. Come once as a guest, and try it out. For information, call 425-742-3724.
Discussion group for understanding ‘self’
1-3 p.m. Discussion group focused on “Understanding Self and Training Self in Desirable Habits.” The group meets on Mondays at the Center for Healthy Living, 4100 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Ste. 1, Lynnwood. Free information, discussion, coffee and tea. For more information, contact James Luark at 425-330-2860 or Katy Hartelius at 425-290-1268.
Reading coaches needed
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people age 55 and over for a variety of volunteer opportunities. We are looking for those who have a few hours a week to assist in making Snohomish County a better place to live. Volunteers to help elementary aged students, after school, with reading are needed. You can do this at various Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County. Commitment is one day a week or up to four days a week for one hour, 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, email John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-374-6374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.