Arlington Times Community Calendar, Adventures and Senior Centers | Sept. 17

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Belly Dance

Celebrate the feminine. Egyptian style belly dance uses isolations, undulations and many other beautiful ancient dance movements. Instructor Rishi, Movement Art Studio 3502 204th Street NE, Arlington, 6:45-7:30 p.m.

• Session 1: Wednesdays, Sept. 10 - Oct. 29, $90.

• Session 2: Wednesdays, Nov. 5 - Dec. 17, $80.

Tiger Martial Arts

Learn from a Master who has trained from the Grandmasters of Asia. Instructor Mitch Mayberry, Old Arlington High School, 135 French Avenue, ‘A’ Building commons. AAU fee to instructor, $12 youth, $14 adult

Session 1: Sept. 11 - Oct. 23, 6:45 - 7:30 p.m., $75.

Session 2: Oct. 30 - Dec. 11, 6:45 - 7:30 p.m., $65.

Community meeting

Community meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Lake Goodwin Community Club. 7-Lakes will give the public an update on development issues in the area, including the Warm Beach and Seven Lakes areas. Call 360-618-0448.

Basketball tryouts

Club Shock, girls select basketball tryouts, Sept. 18-20, Grades 5 - 9, cost approximately $130 which will cover league fee, uniform and insurance costs. Call Kevin at 360-435-4442.

Co-ed volleyball

Open gym volleyball on Friday nights 7-9 p.m., September through Dec. 12, Post Middle School 1220 East Fifth Street, Arlington. For ages 16 and older. Call 360-403-3448.

Baby Sitting Basics

For youth, ages 10-14 that would like to receive babysitting certification. Offered by Campfire, but open to all. Must attend both days to receive certification. Bring sack lunch or snack. Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, Saturday, Sept. 20 and 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $30.

Harvest Breakfast

Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 -10 a.m., Stanwood Community and Senior Center, $5 adults/$3 kids. Festival guide and map available at the center. Call 360-629-7403.

Dollars for Scholars

Play bingo with Arlington Dollars for Scholars and raise money for scholarships on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Presidents Elementary School, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Contact Valerie Bradford at 360-435-6707.

Community Day

Sept. 20, noon to 5 p.m., Arlington Community day is a celebration to help the community become familiar and connect with the wonderful resources in Arlington.

Estate Planning

Sept. 23, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington. Learn the differences between wills, power of attorney, revocable living trusts, living wills and when they should (and should not) be used. Steve Peiffle will be talking about probate and wether you should try to avoid it or not. The fee is $25. Call 360-403-3448.

Homecoming parade

Arlington High School homecoming parade starts at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24 on North Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington. Pepination follows the parade at Haller Middle School. Call the high school at 360-618-6300.

Preschool Storytime

“Ready Readers.” Children ages 3-5 years enjoy stories, songs and getting ready to read with a parent or caregiver, at the Arlington Library, 135 North Washington Avenue, Thursday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 360-435-3033.

Family Storytime

“Ready Readers.” Stories, songs and activities to help develop reading readiness. For ages 18 months and up, with a caregiver, at the Arlington Library, 135 North Washington Avenue, Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Visit or call 360-435-3033.

Todler Storytime

“Ready Readers.” Music, stories, creative activities and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years. Reading readiness skills are included. Caregiver required. At the Arlington Library, 135 North Washington Avenue, Tuesday Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 360-435-3033.

Luncheon at Golden Corral in Marysville

Come to the “Meal Preparation Made Easy” luncheon at the Marysville Golden Corral, Thursday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kashia Loth, Pampered Chef consultant, will demonstrate how to save steps and time with ingenious tools. Want to know how you can find security in an insecure world? Cathy Mogus from Canada shares how. Please contact Nancy at 360-659-9045 or Esther at 360-653-6461 for reservations and complimentary off-site childcare. Cost is $10, beverage/tax/tip are included. This event is sponsored by the North Snohomish County Women’s Connection Outreach, an affiliation with Stonecroft Ministries.

Parenting with


Arlington parent education night is Thursday, Sept. 25, 6 - 9 p.m., Haller Middle School, 600 E. First Street. Topics include facing challenging behaviors, building resiliency, kid cliques, developmental assets and more. Free attendance and free childcare. Call Misti Gilman at 360-618-6207.

Old Time Fiddlers

The Old Time Fiddlers meets on Friday evening, Sept. 26, and Oct. 10 and 24, at the old Arlington High School, 135 S. French St., Arlington. At 5 p.m. Celtic jam; 6 p.m., workshop; 7 p.m., circle jam. Music, jamming and snacks throughout the evening. Free family entertainment; listeners and acoustic musicians of all ages (and their instruments) welcome. Contact Noel Lareau, 360-691-5907 or

Healthy Eye Series

Dr. Harman hosts a fireside chat, Friday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. Many patients can take advantage of a multifocal lens implant that provides vision near, far and everywhere in between. Dr. Harman will help identify those who most benefit from this type of surgery. Seating is limited to 20. Call Crystal at 360-435-8595 to reserve your seat. For more information visit

Marysville High School

1968 Class Reunion

The 40th Class Reunion of the Marysville High School class of 1968 will be Sept. 26-27. Contact Dick at 360-435-7264.

Containers for Fall and Winter

Replant your pots with our award-winning expert using hardy plants to enjoy now through winter. Fee includes materials. Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m. at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. $30. Call to register at 425-334-2002. Visit



Disaster Preparedness meeting will be held at Kellogg Marsh Grange No. 136, 10005 67th Ave. NE (corner of 67th Ave. NE and 100th Street), Marysville, Sept. 27, 3 - 5 p.m. Open to the public. Call Betty Gilbert 360-386-8241.

Chicken Dinner

Old Fashion Chicken Dinner at Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, will return Sept. 28. No dinner Aug. 31. 360-653-4551.


Oct. 3, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center. Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids; serving your Bavarian favorites. Entertainment provided by Hugo’s Accordion Band. Sponsored by Twin City Idlers. Contact 629-7403 ext. 116.

Royal Tea

Calling all princes and princesses. Learn the secrets of living like royalty, practice kindness and respect for all of those you meet. Wear royal clothing (crown and all) bring your favorite cup and saucer. Practice meeting and greeting others, how to handle a napkin, eat a cookie, drink lemonade and join in table talk. Don’t forget a royal escort. For ages 4- to 6-years-old accompanied by a parent.Instructor, Final Touch Finishing school, Inc., Community room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, Saturday, Oct. 4, 1 - 2 p.m., $35, to register call 360-403-3448.

Young Ladies and Gentlemen

Children rarely beg for the opportunity to attend a class on manners and yet its the key to building positive friendships and strong self-esteem. This fun hands-on workshop teaches telephone etiquette, basic table manners, introductions, personal care and posture. Each student receives a goodie bag to take home. For ages 6-11. Instructor, Final Touch Finishing school, Inc., Community room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, on Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to noon; $30. Call 360-403-3448.

Forestland security

On Oct. 6, a workshop will focus on security, teaching landowners practical steps to help prevent crime and vandalism, Monday, Oct. 20, the second workshop will help landowners learn how to minimize their exposure to wildfire. Both workshops are 6 - 9 p.m. at the Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th Street SE, Everett. $30 each or $50 for both. Contact Kevin Zobrist at 425-357-6017,, or visit

Aging with Dignity

The “Five Wishes living Will” free community seminar is Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m., Providence Hospice and Home Care, 2731 Wetmore Avenue., Everett, Conference room B. Call 425-261-4815 to register.


Gem and mineral show, Oct. 11 - 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Totem Middle School cafeteria, Seventh and State Avenue, Marysville. Door prizes, exhibits, raffle, demonstrations, dealers, food. Contact Ken Metz, 425-422-8575, or Rocky McCall, or 360-629-2515.

Financial Freedom

Edward Jones basic investing seminar “Rules of the Road” is Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m., 9023 State Avenue, Marysville. Call Kerri at 360-658-8355.

Eagles motorcyclist

Eagles motorcyclist fellowship. Enjoy the beautiful Northwest, make new friends and have prayer support, Oct. 18. Meet at 9 a.m. behind Marysville First Assembly of God. Ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Call 425-931-2230.

Turn your thumb green

The Arlington Garden Club will be offering their series of Turn Your Thumb Green workshops the second Saturday of the month at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA. 98223, 10 - 11:30 a.m., free to members, $3 for non-members.

• Oct. 11 — Patrick Carey of Hadj Designs will speak on Green Roofs. Mr. Carey trains builders, landscape architects as well other building professionals on the subject of green roofs.

• Nov. 8 — Bill Blake, from the City of Arlington, will discuss why we have a Stormwater tax, and what the plans are, plus a short piece on what you as a home owner can do for Storm Water run off.

• Dec. 13 — Arlington Garden Club members will teach members and residents how to make their own holiday wreaths. This is a very popular workshop.

• Jan. 10, 2009 — Michelle Clark, Certified Horticulturist, is a very popular speaker in Pacific Northwest gardening circles. Her topic will be Winter Gardening: Get the jump on Spring.

• Feb. 14, 2009 — AGC members Carol & Leroy Jacques will provide pictures and commentary on their trip to gardens in Italy. They previously gave a presentation on Ireland and the photography was wonderful.

• March 14, 2009 — Master Gardner Wink Cushman will discuss Ornamental Grasses for your garden.

• April 11, 2009 — This workshop is usually held in conjunction with the City of Arlington’s Arbor Day. More information will be posted on our website as this develops.

• May 9, 2009 — This will be a special presentation which will have the Arlington Garden Club hosting neighboring Garden Clubs and the Evergreen District. Our speaker will be Marianne Binetti who has traveled the world speaking on garden topics. This meeting may be held in a alternative location due to the popularity of Ms. Binetti. Information and cost will be advertised closer to the date.

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Sleeping over with science and arts

Western Washington University is hosting Sleeping Over with Science and Art (SOSA) Oct. 24-25, for students in grades 3-5 who are interested in science or art. The cost for the sleep over is $55 per person and includes; instruction, overnight supervision, materials, snacks and continental breakfast. Participants need to bring sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush and toothpaste and a jacket. Campers sleep in their own clothes and are separated by gender during the sleep over. They will be supervised by WWU Education students. Call 360-650-3308 or visit the website at

Costume Event

Halloween theme, costumes welcome, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 - 9 p.m. $1 donation or canned food item for the Marysville Food Bank. Contact Michelle Galasso at 360-651-1624.

Rummage Sale

Great items saved throughout the year. Rummage sale will be Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday Nov. 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. At the Stanwood Community and Senior Center.

Holiday Craft Bazaar

Christmas bazaar will be Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center 7430 276th street NW, Stanwood. Call 360-629-7403

Who is your hero?

The American Red Cross is looking for “real heroes,” who live or work in Snohomish County, to honor at the Real Heroes Breakfast in December. Nominees must have performed a heroic act between Oct. 6, 2007 and Oct. 6, 2008. Nomination forms are available at the Red Cross, 2530, Lombard Ave., Everett, or online at Call 425-740-2324.

First Aid Class

This course will cover pediatric and adult first aid, initial assessment, barriers to contamination, bleeding, shock, injury assessment. Certified Instructor Sheila Davis, Be Safe Education and Training. Renew your existing certification or become First Aid Certified. OSHA, WISHA, L&I and DSHS approved. For adults and youth ages 12 and older. Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington; Monday, Dec. 1, 6 - 9 p.m., $25.

CPR Class

This course teaches the chain of survival, activation of 911, emergency response, airway obstruction and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). AED discussion. Renew your existing certification or become CPR Certified. OSHA, WISHA, L&I and DSHS approved. For adults and youth ages 12 and older. Instructor Sheila Davis, Be Safe Education and Training, Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, Tuesday Dec. 2, $25.

Grand Gala

Friday evening, Dec. 5, will be a “Grand Gala” with wine, cheese, hors d’oeuvres and wonderful Christmas music for entertainment in a beautiful festive environment. $35. This is the event were the Festival of Tree trees will be auctioned off. Saturday, Dec. 6, bring the family and view all the beautiful decorated trees. Carriage rides, face painting, live holiday entertainment and Christmas shopping at the Kris Kringle and Candy Land Stores. Norwegian delicacies including baked goods, pickled herring and lefse.



Snohomish County Museum and Historical Association, 1913 Hewett Ave., Everett. Regular museum hours, 1 - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Call 425-259-2022.

The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE. 360-435-7289.

Everett — Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall Street, 425-258-1006. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Marysville ­— The Norwesco Pioneers Telephone Museum, 1709 Grove St., Marysville is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by appointment. Call 360-653-0717.


Arlington — 135 N. Washington, 435-3033. Storytimes:

• Babies Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.

• Toddler Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Thursdays 10:30 a.m.

• Family Thursday 7 p.m.

Darrington ­— 1005 Cascade St., 436-1600

Everett — 2702 Hoyt Ave., 425-257-8010

Marysville — 6120 Grove St., 360-658-5000

Snohomish — 311 Maple Ave., 568-2898


The Grandview Community Center is located at 11506 Smokes Rd., in Arlington.

The Ken Baxter Senior/Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville, 360-363-8450.

The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington 360-653-4551.

The Snohomish Senior Center is temporarily located in the lower level small hall of St. Michael’s Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish, 360-568-0934.

Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, 360-629-7403.

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