"Around Town" calendar of events, meetings and volunteer opportunities for Edmonds

May 31, 2012

Yost Pool Swim Lessons

Learn how to swim outdoors this summer.  Register on-line at reczone.org starting May 30.

Lessons run 30 minutes a day Monday thru Thursday for two weeks. The cost per session is resident $52 and non resident $60 per child.

For more information call 425-771-0229 or visit yostpool.edmondswa.gov.


Edmonds Landing hosts Fraud Fighters

Edmonds Landing Hosts "How to Protect Yourself and Your Money from $chemes and $cams"

Presentation by the AARP Fraud Fighters. at Edmonds Landing Retirement 180 2nd Ave S Edmonds on Thursday, May 31, at 1 p.m.

Please rsvp by May 29, to 425-744-1181.

Refreshments will be served, please bring a friend.


Skandia First Friday dance

Skandia First Friday dance, will be held Friday, June 1, at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood, WA.

Sammenspil is coming!

Come join us for this wonderful and energetic group who usually have something new and exciting to play for us.

The rumor is that Elaine Mathis and Bob Hamilton will be teaching a polska at 7:30; dancing begins at 8:30.

$10 (Skandia members, $7); kids, free. Info: publicity@skandia-folkdance.org, www.skandia-folkdance.org, or (206) 784-7470.


MOPS to hold garage sale fundraiser

Westgate Chapel MOPS is having their 4th annual Garage Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at 6504 227th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace.

They have hundreds of garage sale treasures for baby and kids - clothing, toys, gear as well as things for mom, dad and home.


Yost Pool Opens June 4

The doors will open on June 4 at Yost Pool.

Come and enjoy the 84 degree water during many of our new programs.   Enjoy Pool Play for kids 6 and under, Family Swims and Swim Parties.

Avoid the lines and get your passes early at the Frances Anderson Center.

For more information call 425-771-0229 or visit yostpool.edmondswa.gov.


Coal train meetings planned

The public is invited to Sustainable Edmonds/Sierra Club's ongoing planning meetings (First Wednesday of each month, but in July it will be July 11) opposing coal trains passing through Edmonds and other towns in the region.

Join other concerned residents to plan important activities.


Wednesday, June 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Frances Anderson Center, Room, 206, 700 Main Street (east of the Edmonds Library.)

For more information email Richard: r_bisbee@msn.com.


Grief and Loss support group to meet

A Grief and Loss Support Group will meet during the month of June on Wednesdays June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6-8 p.m., at North Sound Church, 404 Bell Street  Edmonds.   No Fee.

If you are interested in participating, contact Jan Anderson at 425 742 5433.


Geneological presentation planned

"Researching the Old Northwest" is the topic of the presentation by Gary Zimmerman at the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society meeting on Wed., June 6,  at 6:30 p.m., at 19903 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood.

The Old Northwest Territory of 1787 later became Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

If your early ancestors lived in these states, this presentation will be most helpful. Guests are welcome. Visit the SIGS genealogical library, 19827 Poplar Way on Tues, Thurs, and Sat. 11-3 p.m. More info: 425-775-6267.

Bake sale helps wounded warriors

Heartbeat presents its third annual Wounded Warriors Upscale Consign- ment and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo.

All proceeds go 100 percent directly to Heartbeat's programs, providing emergency assistance, morale building and innovative therapeutic services for wounded warriors and their families in Washington State.

For more information visit www. heartbeatforwarriors.org.


Clothing group seeks items for fabric sale

The Snohomish County Chapter of the Clothing and Textile Advisors of Washington are seeking donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, books, magazines, yarn, and needlework items for our upcoming Fabric Sale.

They will be accepting donations on June 8, from 4-8 p.m., at 600 128th St SE in South Everett; just east of I-5.

The McCollum Park Education building is located behind WSU Extension office.

Donations may also be made prior to June 8, by contacting Carla at 206-595-9717  or at cpeerysew@aol.com.

The Fabric Sale will be held on Saturday June 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from this sale will be used towards  Camp Stitch-a-Lot scholarships.

They will host Camp Stitch-a-Lot for three weeks this year from June 27-July 1; July 11-15 and July 18-22.

For camp information and registration, visit: http://campstitchalot.blogspot.com/.


Skandia Third Friday dance

SKANDIA THIRD FRIDAY DANCE, will be held June 15, at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood, WA.

It will be a lovely tune-filled evening for your dancing enjoyment!

Sweetly beautiful nyckelharpa music from Sprida Ut will begin the evening, followed by the delightful chorus of voices from SUS.

Skandia Kapell rounds out the evening with wonderful energy and variety.

Dance lesson begins at 7:30 with gammaldans variations; dancing begins at 8:30.

$10 (Skandia members, $7); kids, free. Info: publicity@skandia-folkdance.org, www.skandia-folkdance.org, or (206) 784-7470.

Pilchuck Audubon Society to present birding program

A Pilchuck Audubon Society program on "Birding as Fun and Adventure" with Michael and Lorenzo Rohani, authors of "A Kid's Guide to Birding," will be held on Friday, June 8, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Avenue, Everett.  The authors will use bird behavior and bird photography to get kids involved in nature and conservation.

Families are welcome.

For more information call 425-252-0926.


AAUW to honor scholarship recipients

The American Association of University Women will meet the third Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10 a.m., at Stella's Landing, Social Room, 402-3rd Ave. S., Edmonds.

The program will honor scholarship recipients from  Edmonds School District High School and Edmonds Community College at the End of Year Potluck Brunch.

There will also be installation of officers._

For more information call 425-776-0126

Save the date:  Planning retreat June 30, Stella's Landing



Presented by:

The Alzheimer's Association, Western and Central Washington State Chapter, Saturday June 16, 9 a.m. to noon.

Part 1:   9 - 10 a.m.:  Dementia Basics (for general audience)

Is dementia a normal part of aging?

What is dementia?  What is Alzheimer's disease?

What can I expect if my loved one has dementia?

Where can I go for help?

Part 2: 10 a.m. to noon:  Communication and Problem Solving with Persons with Dementia

(for family caregivers, friends, and Stephens Ministers)

How can I improve communication with a person with dementia? How can I learn to understand dementia-related behaviors and how do I deal with them? How can I help to decrease distress and improve quality of life for my loved one and myself?

Please note that this presentation is not appropriate for the person with memory loss.

The workshop will be held at:  Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street, Edmonds, Wa  98020.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - www.alzwa.org.  24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900



Kids Love Soccer Camps

The Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for Kidz Love Soccer camps for ages 4.5-10 years.

Come and play soccer games to help build skills in our fun, age-appropriate camp.

Practice your dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting.  Each week ends in an age -appropriate "World Cup" tournament.

All campers receive a ball and KLS jersey.

Camps are four days 9 a.m. - noon and N$120/NR$138/person June 26-29, July 16-19 and August 13-16.

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


Tennis Lessons

The Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for adult and youth tennis lessons for this summer.

Adult lessons are Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings 6:30-8 p.m., for only R$36/NR$42 starting June 26.

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

Fees are R$32/NR$37 per session starting June 26.

For more information visit www.reczone.org or call 425-771-0229.


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 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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 every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.  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.


YWCA needs food donations

The YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is experiencing a severe shortage of food in their food shed.

They are in great need of non-perishable food items for families who are moving into the shelter.

Some of the food items needed are: tomato sauce, tomato paste, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soup, cake mixes and frosting, top ramen noodles, spaghetti, catsup, and mayonnaise.  Pathways for Women programs provide housing and services to homeless single women with children.

For a more detailed list of items in need, please call Chelsea at Pathways for Women at 425-774-9843.


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.

Numerous studies point to the fact volunteers have a better quality of life and, on average, live longer than those who don't.

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.


Edmonds in Bloom seeks volunteers

Edmonds in Bloom is looking for volunteers to serve on their Board of Directors and to help with the following committees: Kids Plant for Mom's Day, Garden Competition and Garden Tour.

For more information, visit their website at www.edmondsinbloom.com, or contact joycejohnson310@comcast.net.


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.  All are surrounded in a warm and friendly environment.

Donations are also accepted during store hours.  So come on down and check things out!  ESC's Directors, staff and volunteers very much appreciate your donations and generous community support.

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.  Over 1,200 women yearly access the clothing program to receive clothing that can be used either for the interview or for the workplace.

The clothing selected is put into department store paper bags that the participants can take home with them.  Personal care products such hair care products, soaps, body lotions, deodorant, tooth paste and brushes are also in short supply.

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


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 Elaine Stewart (425) 412-3237.


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?

NO dues * NO fees * NO weigh-ins * NO diets * We are a Fellowship

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.  Mentors are required to make a minimum of a two-year commitment.  They take every precaution to screen carefully by requiring an application, mentor training and an in home interview.  They match mentors to children who live in a close proximity, have similar interests and are a good fit in terms of personality.  At MCP, their greatest hope is to create matches that last a lifetime.

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.


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.

There are more than 400 RSVP volunteer opportunities throughout the county, just waiting to be filled.

RSVP enrollees receive free supplemental liability, accident and automobile insurance covering them while they perform their volunteer duties along with an ongoing personal recognition program and the chance to meet new people and learn new skills.

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!


Volunteers needed at Edmonds Senior Center

Fun and meaningful volunteer opportunities are available, helping local senior citizens by helping at the South County Senior Center.  One area in immediate need of assistance is the Thrift Store where both clerks and cashiers are needed.  Retail experience is helpful, but we will be happy to train you for the job.  Opportunities for both paid instructors and volunteers include:  instructors for watercolor classes, a licensed massage therapist for seated chair massage, an instructor for a self-publishing writers group, and computer instructors.   Come have some fun, enjoy our waterfront location, and help our senior community.   Edmonds Senior Center is located at 220 Railroad Ave. Call the Center at 425-774-5555 for information.


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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