'Around Town' events and volunteer opportunities for the Edmonds area

May 30, 2013

Edmonds summer sports camps

The Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Pacific Coast Sports, Skyhawks and UK Elite to offering sports camps throughout the summer.

Camps are for ages 3-14 years and include baseball, football, soccer, tennis, track and field and more.

For more information visit www.reczone.org or call 425-771-0230.

 

Edmonds in Bloom seeks volunteers

Edmonds in Bloom is seeking volunteers to help out with its 2013 events.  Projects may include any one or more of the following:  fund raising, publicity, graphic design, gardening project assistance, misc. computer work.

If interested, please send an email to:  information@edmondsinbloom.com or call Maxine at 425-774-2179.

 

Creating a Better Tomorrow

The Edmonds School District, Colores Unidos and Black Student Unions are hosting a conference, titled “Creating a Better Tomorrow” that will cover areas such as the school-to-prison pipeline, life after high school, and organizations for students of color at college.

The conference will be held at Meadowdale High School (in the Great Hall), 6002 168th St SW, Lynnwood, on Saturday, June 1, from noon - 5 p.m.

Admission is free.

Lunch will be provided. The event is open to all.

 

Free seminar: why treat symptoms when you can heal the cause?

When it comes to pain, illness and disease most of us get distracted by treating our symptoms using either regular medical care or alternative methods.

Edmonds Vitamins and Herbs sponsors this seminar that reveals new research on how to heal the cause of what ails us, in ways that are simple and effective.

This free seminar will be held Thursday, May 30, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

New location – 505 5th Avenue South, Edmonds.

For more information call 425-776-8294 or go to solutions4healing@gmail.com.

 

‘Kaputnik’ to play at Phoenix Theatre

The Phoenix Theatre presents Kaputnik by Frank Semermano, directed by Erick Lewis, from May 31 thru June 23.

Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets $18.50 Adults ,  $15.50 Seniors/MIlitary

Box Office – 206-533-2000 or through brownpapertickets.com.

Cast:  David Bailey, Austin Gregory, Laura Hanson, Susan Connors, Asa Sholdez and Melanie Calderwood.

The Phoenix Theatre is located at  9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds.

Produced thru special arrangement with Samuel French Play Publishing.

 

Edmonds Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale

Hungry for a tasty Norwegian style breakfast? Stop by The Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast on June 1, 2013 between 7:30 a.m. – noon at the Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton Street.

Breakfasts are a hearty portion of Norwegian pancakes with strawberries and syrup, ham, juice, coffee tea, and milk and cost $7.00 - kids under 5 are free.

Enjoy live music and after you eat, visit the craft and bake sale tables. Kids can participate in free folk dancing lessons between 10 a.m. ­– noon.

Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast events support the Edmonds Food Bank, “Ski for Light” outings for mobility and sight impaired skiers, a $1000 Continuing Education Scholarship for a graduating high-school Senior and the Sons of Norway Foundation, a world-wide organization that supports disaster relief and educational opportunities.

Visit the website http://XRL.us/EdmondsSons for more information.

New members are encouraged to apply. For more information contact Bob Stevenson at 425-712-9788 or rlstevensonsurveyor@comcast.net.

 

Softball leagues forming

The City of Edmonds is running adult Men’s D, E, 40+ and Coed Summer Softball Leagues.

Leagues start June 4 with all games played at Meadowdale Playfields.  The $712 league fee includes 10 USSSA officiated games with the top 4 in each division advancing to playoffs.

Registration for new teams starts May 15.  For more information visit www.reczone.org or call Todd at 425-771-0229.

 

Christian Women’s Connection luncheon to be held

The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 13, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Avenue W, Lynnwood.

The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost of the luncheon is $22 inclusive.

Trevor Cameron from Sunnyside Nursery will demonstrate container and small space gardening.

The music guests will be sisters Jenny and Molly Buccola.

Luncheon speaker Mary Barlow from Renton will share "Pass Me the Oxygen Please"

Reservations and cancellations are required by Monday, June 10.

Call Connie @ 425-774-4571 or e-mail millcreekcwc@yahoo.com.

This event is presented by Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection.

 

Secret Garden Tour and plant sale

The 11th Annual Secret Garden Tour and Garden Fair-Plant sale of Lake Forest Park will be open to the public for viewing of five beautiful private gardens in Lake Forest Park on Saturday, June 15.

Each garden will feature an artist displaying artwork and musicians performing in the garden.

Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions.

Morning begins at 10 a.m. Ciscoe Morris from 710 KIRO Radio will be broadcasting live from the Garden Fair-Plant Sale located in the lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center.

Vendors will be selling unique garden art and a wide variety of plants.  Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Advance ticket sales on sale now for $12 at various locations, check secretgardensoflakeforestpark.com  for locations.

Tickets may be purchased for $15 at the Garden Fair-Plant Sale on June 15th beginning at 9 a.m.

 

3rd Annual Fabric Sale! $1 per pound

The sale will be held Saturday June 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the McCollum Park Education building behind the WSU Extension office at 600 128th Street SE Everett 98208.

Donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn, and needlework items will be accepted by the Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County, June 14th, between 2 pm and 8 p.m.  Prior to June 14, donations can be made by contacting one of us:

South Snohomish County or North King County, call Rita at 425-483-3594.

 

Tennis lessons

The City of Edmonds is running adult and youth tennis lessons during the summer.  The adult lessons are Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings 6:30-8 p.m., for only $36/$42 starting June 18.

The youth lessons are Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. for ages 6-10,  10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 11-16.

Fees are $33/$38 per session starting June 24.  For more information visit www.reczone.org or call 425-771-0230.

 

The Birds (Hummingbirds) and The Bees (Mason)

June 22, Saturday: The Edmonds team of Candy and Todd Brown will present a workshop on hummingbirds and mason bees. Candy teaches about birds to children and adults throughout Snohomish County, and she has years of experience saving baby birds at PAWS.

Todd teaches his expertise on Mason Bees to classes.

Event will be held 1-3 p.m. in the lower garden of the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, located at Willow Creek Hatchery on 95 Pine Street off Hwy 104 in Edmonds.

For more Information or to request regular email announcements, contact Susie Schaefer, 425-771-8165, garden@pilchuckaudubon.org.

 

Edmonds Yost Pool swim team registration

A fun low-key competitive recreational experience for swimmers. Practices are Monday-Thursday, June 24-August 15.

Meets are scheduled on Fridays evenings and Saturday mornings.  Ages are 5-18 and fees are $181 for residents and $208 for non-residents.

You can register online registration at www.reczone.org.  For more information please call 425-771-0230.

 

Youth Volleyball League taking registrations

The United States Youth Volleyball League is bringing a fun-filled season of volleyball to Edmonds this summer. The 8-week league will run from June 26-Aug. 24 at City Park on Wednesdays 6-7 p.m., and Saturdays 9-10 a.m.

All children between the ages of 7 and 15 are invited to enjoy instructional volleyball practices and games that focus on participation, sportsmanship, and fun.

Coaches, registration assistants, and first aid volunteer positions are always available at every site.

For more information on registration, volunteer positions, and a location near you, please visit www.USYVL.org or call 888-988-7985.

 

Skandia Midsommarfest 2013

At St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, on Sunday, June 30.

This day-long traditional Scandinavian celebration features music and dance performances, kids’ activities (including raising a kid-sized pole), flower crowns, craft and food booths, a special costume presentation, participatory dancing, mini-dance lessons for beginners, and of course, the traditional pole raising ceremony.

FREE  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: www.skandia-folkdance.org or 206-784-7470.

 

Hillwood Soccer Club seeks youth players

Hillwood Soccer Club, a non-profit, volunteer recreational soccer club,is gearing up for the fall soccer season. They encourage children 5 to 18 to come and enjoy the fun!  The website will be available for open registration until July 1.

Please visit the website at www.hillwoodsoccer.com, for more information call 206-542-3353.

Hillwood Soccer Club is affiliated with Seattle Youth Soccer Ass.  – www.sysa.org  and Washington Youth Soccer Ass.  – www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org.

The club relies strongly on volunteers to make this a really positive experience for the kids! They are always looking for volunteers to be coaches, asst. coaches and team managers.

This is a great opportunity for high school students looking to fulfill community service!

If you are interested in making some extra money, you can become a referee through Hillwood Soccer.   For more info go to:

Visit Hillwood Soccer’s website for more information on the referee clinics.

 

Butterflies in your Garden

July 6, Saturday: Julie O’Donald will be providing a free workshop on plants that will attract butterflies to our garden.

Julie is a naturalist, habitat gardener, butterfly expert, and teacher.  Event will be held 10-11 a.m. in the lower garden of the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, located at Willow Creek Hatchery on 95 Pine Street off Hwy 104 in Edmonds.

For more Information or to request regular email announcements, contact Susie Schaefer, 425-771-8165, garden@pilchuckaudubon.org.

 

CANNONBALL/BELLY FLOP CONTEST

July 12, 6 p.m.

How big is your splash?  This fun, annual event benefits the Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund.  For ages five and up.

Winners from each age group will win a prize.

$5 entry fee.  Held at Yost Pool 9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds WA 98026.  For more information call Edmonds Parks & Recreation 425-771-0230.

 

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

View schedule at www.edmondsartscommission.org FREE!

SUNDAYS, 3-4 p.m.*, July 14-August 25,

Edmonds City Park 3rd Ave S & Pine St, Edmonds.

*Concerts canceled at 2:30 p.m in the event of rain.

Thank you Sponsors: Lynnwood Honda, Acura of Lynnwood.

 

SAND SCULPTING CONTEST

July 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  FREE!

Form a team or build on your own!  Fun, free, amateur contest open to all ages.

Sign up at Marina Beach at 10 a.m. and start building!  Judging at Noon and awards at 12:30 p.m.

Bring your buckets and shovels!  Sponsored by Nama’s Candy Store.  For more information call Edmonds Parks & Recreation 425-771-0230.

 

New!  Hazel Miller Plaza Concerts

TUESDAYS family friendly, Noon-1 p.m., July 23-August 27, THURSDAYS, 5-6 p.m.,  July 11-August 29.

Hazel Miller Plaza, 5th Ave S & Maple St.

Thank you Sponsor: Hazel Miller Foundation.

 

EDMONDS OUTDOOR MOVIE NITES

July 26 and August 2. FREE!

Join us at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield for a free, family night of movie entertainment.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair to watch a blockbuster hit on a giant inflatable screen!

The movie begins at dusk (around 9 p.m.)  Refreshments will be sold.  For more information call Edmonds Parks & Recreation 425-771-0230.

July 26, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)

Sponsored by Edmonds Family Medicine, Proliance & Edmonds Arts Commission.

August 2, Back to the Future (PG)

Sponsored by Angie Bueing Farmers Insurance, Penny Berglund DDS, 1st Security Bank & Soundview Family Dental.

 

MOONLIGHT BEACH ADVENTURE

August 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m.  FREE!

Spend a memorable evening at Marina Beach! Enjoy an interpretive program, and see and touch live creatures.

Edmonds High School class of ’73 to hold reunion

The Edmonds High School class of ’73 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Edmonds Plaza Room and Courtyard, 650 Main St., Edmonds, 5 – 10 p.m.

Cost is $70 per person if paid for by July 1, $80 if paid after. No admittance without prior payment.

There will be a no-host bar, dress is casual.

Look for:

“Edmonds High School 1973 40 year class reunion” on facebook and pay through the PayPal link, or send a check to EHS Class of 1973 to P.O. Box 483, Edmonds, WA 98020.

You will not receive tickets, your name will be on a reservation list at the door.

For special rates at the Best Western Plus Harbor  Inn in Edmonds call 425-771-5021.

Please forward reunion information to classmates in your address book.

Questions? Email  edmondshighschoolclassof1973@gmail.com or contact Jeff Champine at 425-770-5099.

 

Bird Feeders and Nest Boxes

Sept. 8, Sunday: Learn anything you want to know about bird feeding and building nest boxes at Daphne Legg's popular workshop.

Event will be held 4-5 p.m. in the Frances Anderson Community Center at the Puget Sound Bird Festival in Edmonds. For more Information or to request regular email announcements, contact Susie Schaefer, 425-771-8165, garden@pilchuckaudubon.org.

 

Feeding Birds and Bird Feeders

Sept. 21, Saturday:  Candy Brown will be sharing her expertise for your success in attracting birds using best practices for what to feed and how to feed birds.

Event will be held 1-3 p.m. in the lower garden of the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, located at Willow Creek Hatchery on 95 Pine Street off Hwy 104 in Edmonds.

For more Information or to request regular email announcements, contact Susie Schaefer, 425-771-8165, garden@pilchuckaudubon.org.

 

Planting Trees & Shrubs + Kids' Leaf Printing

Oct. 5, Saturday:  Your kids can be enjoying "leaf printing" while you are attending an educational program on Planting Trees and Shrubs with Washington Native Plant Society leaders Gary Smith and Nancy Moore.

Event will be held 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the lower garden of the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, located at Willow Creek Hatchery on 95 Pine Street off Hwy 104 in Edmonds.

For more Information or to request regular email announcements, contact Susie Schaefer, 425-771-8165, garden@pilchuckaudubon.org.

 

Demo Garden Work Party, Weeding

Oct. 19, Saturday: Do you enjoy garden grubbing, mulching and weeding? The volunteer group of Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden would love to have you join their work party for "Phase 2" of clean up and weeding. Event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, located at Willow Creek Hatchery on 95 Pine Street off Hwy 104 in Edmonds.

For more Information or to request regular email announcements, contact Susie Schaefer, 425-771-8165, garden@pilchuckaudubon.org.

 

Demo Garden Work Party, Planting

Nov. 9 and 10, Sat/Sun: Do you enjoy garden planting? The volunteer group of Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden would love to have you join their work party for "Phase 2" of new plantings.

Event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, located at Willow Creek Hatchery on 95 Pine Street off Hwy 104 in Edmonds.

For more Information or to request regular email announcements, contact Susie Schaefer, 425-771-8165, garden@pilchuckaudubon.org.

 

Edmonds in Bloom seeks volunteers

Edmonds in Bloom is seeking volunteers to help out with its 2013 events.  Projects may include any of the following:  miscellaneous computer work, website maintenance, publicity and/or graphic design.

If interested, please send an email to:  information@edmondsinbloom.com or call Maxine at 425-774-2179.

 

Yoga for older adults

The Edmonds Senior Center at 220 Railroad Ave. is starting a new class called "Chair or Mat Free Yoga" on Thursday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

It is designed with the less flexible in mind and those in need of healing from cancer, PTSD or other illness/injury that has kept one from being more mobile.

Improved posture, better balance and joint function is the goal of the class and it is never too late to start.

Edmonds Senior Center invites you to try your first class for free--just bring an open mind and wear loose, stretch clothing.

Call 425-774-5555 for more info.

 

Sno-King MS Support Group

The Sno-King MS Support Group meets monthly, providing informative speakers, news of upcoming events, refreshments, prizes, information on new medical findings and providing a great place to meet new and really nice people.

The Sno-King meetings are very special meetings.  They’re not only for folks living with MS, but also include a 30-minute session just for the caregivers and/or family members.

They meet the first Tuesday of each month, except January, July and August, at the Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds, in the Westerly Room.

A Well Spouse - Caregiver Group meets at 6:30 p.m. while those with MS meet separately for an opportunity to share about how each group member deals with living with the disease.

A general meeting with a program/speaker follows at 7 p.m. 

Group Facilitator: Joel Capella.

Free transportation through Snohomish County, Dart Transportation, 425-347-5912 or 1-800-562-1381.

 

Senior Center needs volunteers

The Edmonds Senior Center feels they are blessed with wonderful volunteers. They make a difference and help to make outreach to their seniors vibrant.

Without the volunteers, the time they dedicate, and the lives they touch, everyone there would all be poorer.

Can you volunteer and help with these needs:

Photographer for Special Events; Receptionist-Subs/On-Call; IT Specialist with knowledge of: Hardware, Software, Computer Networks and MS Server;                           Welcoming Committee Members; Manicurist/Hairstylist; Basic Foot Care water carriers/extra help; Entertainers for Special Events; Cashiers/Sorters for Thrift Store who can work 4-6 hour shifts; Computer Class Instructors; Help with media releases/marketing.

Please contact Jen English in the Admin Office if you are interested in volunteering at EdSC

 

Household goods needed for domestic violence victims

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking new or very gently used household goods for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

Items can include pots and pans, paper towels, toilet paper, new bedding, new towels, new sheet sets, dish sets, silverware sets, new microwave ovens, etc.

Items may be dropped off at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe located at 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett.

For information call : Stephanie Civey, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County 425 259-2827 ext 13 or email stephanie@dvs-snoco.org.

 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

The group meets at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave. W, Edmonds, from 7-9 p.m. on the third Monday of every month.

Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss.

This is a free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss.

Contact: Barbara Bridges for more info: 425-335-3414.

 

Edmonds Chamber Log Cabin - Volunteer Opps

The Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has positions open for volunteers at the Log Cabin Visitor's Bureau in beautiful downtown Edmonds.

The Log Cabin is open from 9-4 Monday through Friday and Saturdays 10-2.

Volunteers at the Log Cabin provide visitors with information about Chamber and city activities, events, lodging, shopping, and dining in Edmonds, as well as information about living and working in Edmonds.

This is a great way to get involved in the Edmonds community.

If you are interested please contact the Log Cabin at 425-776-6711.

 

Senior Center sponsors dance

Edmonds Senior Center Friday Fling. All ages are welcome to dance to live music from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday. Donation is $3. Refreshments are provided. Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, just west of the Ferry Terminal.

For more info call 425-774-5555, or go to www.edmondssc.org.

 

Volunteer and live longer

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, has access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the county.  You are sure to find something that suits your interests. The only requirement is being age 55 or over.

If you want to find out more about volunteering in Snohomish County call RSVP today. They will help you.

For more information please email John McAlpine at johnm@ccsww.org or call (425) 257-2111 x 3374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.

 

Child development volunteers needed

Deaconess Children's Service is in need of volunteers for the Child Development Program. If you are 18 years or older and love working with children then please call Stacey Pfeiffer at 425-259-0146 x101 or e-mail at spfeiffer@deaconesschildren.org

You must be able to pass a WA state and DSHS background check and be able to commit to 19 weeks, once a week from 5-7:30 p.m. The website is www.deaconesschildren.org.

 

Thrift store extends hours

The quaint and fun retail Thrift Store located at the north side of the Edmonds Senior Center (ESC) has announced new winter hours.  The new hours will be Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  ESC is located at 220 Railroad Ave.

The retail store has many items available for sale such as antiques, jewelry, clothes, CD, DVD, soft cover books, linens, toys, kitchen items, and small furniture.

For more information about ESC visit http://southcountyseniorcenter.org/default.aspx.

 

YWCA seeks clothing bags, products

The Working Women's Wardrobe program is in need of clothing bags and personal care products.  More than 1,200 women yearly access the clothing program to receive clothing that can be used either for the interview or for the workplace.

All items may be dropped off at the YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood at 6027 208th St SW or at the Everett YWCA located at 3301 Broadway.  For more information, please feel free to call Luanne Kunz at 425-258-2766 ext 150.

 

Edmonds United Methodist Church Thrift Shop

Located lower level at 828 Casper

Open: Monday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.;

Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We do not accept large furniture, computers ~ limited space.

Any questions call the church office at 425-778-2119.

 

Shelter needs donations

YWCA Pathways for Women shelter located in Lynnwood is for homeless, single women with children.  These families transitioning out of the shelter into housing are in great need of basic household items.

They are asking our community for donations of twin and double sheets, new pillows, pots/pans and silverware as well as personal care products (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc).

For more information please call: 425-774-9843.

 

Overeaters anonymous

Is food a problem for you?

Do you eat when you're not hungry?

Do you go on eating binges?

Is your weight affecting your life?

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Sunday 6:30 p.m. at Edmonds Lutheran Church,

23525 - 84th Ave. W., Edmonds

Contact Jeannie at 425-771-2593.

 

"Friends of the Sister City" seek volunteers

Hekinan, Japan has been a Sister City with Edmonds for 24 years.  The Edmonds Sister City Commission plans various activities each year to bridge these two cultures and build goodwill.

To expand the work of the Commission, a new group of volunteers called "Friends of the Sister City" is now forming.

The group will assist the Commission when Hekinan students visit Edmonds every summer in August, and when adult delegations periodically visit Edmonds in October.

Volunteers can determine the amount of time they have available to help.  They will work as a group to prepare for the Hekinan delegation visits.  Some volunteers will help during the time the visitors are here.

If you are interested in finding out more about "Friends of the Sister City," please contact the chairperson, Jeanne Mazzoni at jeanne.mazzoni@gmail.com.

 

Exchange Club holds weekly meetings

The Edmonds Exchange Club holds their weekly meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Pancake Haus in Edmonds.

The Edmonds Exchange Club is a service organization that provides funding and services to local charities in Snohomish County.

To learn more about the Exchange Club, please join them for breakfast or call Roger Dalzell at 425-776-0089.

 

Help them get there - Be a mentor!

Mentoring Children of Promise is a community based mentoring program for children with a parent involved in the criminal justice system.

They are looking for adult volunteers, 21 and over, who want to share activities with a youth for eight hours a month.  Mentors meet regularly with the child and offer friendship, support and guidance.

For more information go to www.voaww.org/mcp or contact

Joell Coltrane, 425-259-2973x2717 or jcoltrane@voaww.org.

 

T.O.P.S. meets weekly

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a national non-profit weight-loss support group that focuses on pursuing healthy lifestyle choices and goal weight management.  T.O.P.S. meets each Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 - 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. Visitors are welcome. Info: 425-742-3724 or 425-774-4560.

 

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS is a nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization that has helped people lose weight and keep it off for more than 60 years.

Meeting are held Tuesday evenings, with a weigh in from  5:45 – 6:20 p.m. The meeting starts: 6:30 p.m.

Held at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St., Lena Voreis Room, Shoreline.

Why wait to lose weight…

 

Household items needed

The YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is always in need of household items for their families who are moving offsite into transitional housing.

They are in need of silverware, especially forks, new or gently used pots and pans with lids, sets of dishes, glassware, baking pans and cutlery.

Also needed are towels sets and personal care products.

If you would like to donate, please drop off at 6027 208th St SW in Lynnwood between 9:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday (closed Wed. until 12:30 p.m.) Or for more information, please call 425-774-9843 or 425-258-2766 ext 150.

 

Edmonds VFW Post 8870 meets monthly

The Edmonds VFW Post 8870 and Edmonds VFW Ladies Auxiliary meets at noon on the second Friday of the month at the South County Senior Center in Edmonds.

Information: Quartermaster (VFW Post) at 425-672-0279 or quartermaster@vfwpost8870.org or Valerie Ehlers (Auxiliary) at 425-853-5673.

 

Community Volunteers Wanted!

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks persons over 55 for many interesting and meaningful volunteer opportunities in the community.

RSVP exists to help volunteers 55+ find fulfillment in their volunteer work and matches your lifetime of skills and experience to the organization of your choice. RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for persons over 55 and the only agency where the collective contribution of the senior volunteer is recorded.

For more information please email John McAlpine at johnm@ccsww.org.

 

Breast Cancer patient support offered

Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, which enhance emotional recovery while going through treatments.  They will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments.  The volunteers will help you to wellness by being a role model, helping you to have quality of life at this critical time.

There are volunteers in your community.  Visit www.angelcarefoundation.org to learn more.

For assistance phone Angel Care at 206-417-3484 or email angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

 

Volunteers needed

Volunteer Chore Services (VCS) is seeking volunteers to provide low-income elders and disabled adults help with a variety of everyday tasks.  Volunteers provide valuable services such as light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, yard work, light meal preparation, and similar independent living requests.

Volunteers are screened, orientated and trained.

The hours are flexible, the work is gratifying and the difference is life affirming!

Please contact Debra Bordsen, Volunteer Chore Services Recruiter at (425) 257-2111 for further information.  You CAN make a difference!

 

50-plus singles to meet

A social club for single people age 50 and up meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant (904 North 155th St., Seattle).  Other activities include dances, walks, theater, potluck, dining, etc.  For more information call 425-771-9301 or 206-364-2977.

 

Toastmasters meet weekly

Meet over breakfast with a fun group to practice and improve communication and leadership skills.  The Edmonds Toastmasters club meets every Friday morning at 7 a.m. in the back room of the Pancake Haus (530 5th Ave S).  Come on by for a visit!

For more information call 206-949-8025.

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