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Upcoming classes from the city of Arlington

ARLINGTON - The city of Arlington is offering a variety of classes for fall and winter.

Landscape Design Basics- Got Bones?

Don’t wait until spring to get started planning your outdoor space. Fall and winter are the perfect time to get things down on paper. By the time the warm weather rolls around you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor in the summer sun, instead of toiling away in it.

Whether you’re starting from scratch, or renovating an existing garden, local landscape designer Sheri Lee Aspen will empower you with the knowledge you need to lay the "bones" or foundation of your space. Aspen holds a degree in landscape design and horticulture. Her credits include Cascade Valley Hospital Roof Garden, Design Consultant at Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville, member of Association of Landscape Professionals, and designer for the Everett Home and Garden Show Display Garden (2008- 2010). You can view some of Sheri’s work on line at

Materials needed: Sketch pad or grid paper, tracing paper, pencil, eraser. A rough sketch with dimensions of the area to be worked on along with photos. Optional: Circle/square templates, architect’s scale, colored pencils or markers.

Instructor: Sherri Lee Aspen, Landscape Design Consultant

Location: Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club,18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington

Dates & Time: Nov. 4, 6-7 p.m.

Fee: $30

Pre-register: Call 360-403-3448

Culinary Arts Basics Series

Michael Aspen, a locally and internationally trained personal chef and culinary educator will introduce you to sound fundamentals in the art of cooking. Aspen completed the two-year program as Culinary Arts Student of the Year and has been teaching cooking classes for five years throughout the area. Classically trained, he will entertain you with stories of world travel and samplings of delicious food. This is a four part series, but you may attend any of the following classes. Appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Instructor: Michael Aspen, Culinary Educator

Location: Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club,18513 59th Ave. NE

Dates: Oct. 19 - Sanitation/Food Safety, Tools,/Basic Knife Skills; Nov. 2 - Basic Cooking Principles/Recipes/Menus; Dec. 6 - Stocks, Sauces, and Soups; Jan. 17 - Sampling of International Styles and Cuisine.

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Fee: $35 per class or $105 for series

Pre-register: Call 360-403-3448

Say It Simply Rubber Stamping

This class is for anyone interested in learning tips and techniques associated with rubber-stamping. Create beautiful cards, mini albums and a variety of other terrific projects. Supplies are included. Bring your favorite scissors, craft tweezers or any other tools of choice. If you would like to preview the projects ahead of time, email the instructor

Instructor: Carol Wilson (Questions, call 360-435-5056)

Location: Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE

Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Jan. 25, Feb. 22

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Fee: $23 per class

Pre-register: CA;; 360-403-3448

Becoming Friends with your Digital SLR Camera Part 1

This two-hour class covers the basic settings and running of your digital 35mm SLR camera. We will look at different lenses and what your particular needs are with lenses. Professional instructor will be able to work closely with each student. Limit 10 people per class. Please bring your SLR Camera to the class with its manual.

Instructor: Debora Nelson, Photographic Journeys

Location: Studio at 517 N Macleod Ave.

Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to noon

Fee: $55

Pre-register: Call 360-403-3448

Becoming Friends with Your Digital SLR Camera Part 2

This two-hour class will be a second part to class 1, you must have taken Part 1 to participate in Part 2. We will go out of the studio and talk about the settings we want our camera to be in such as white balance, camera mode, metering your camera and finding the right light for a great photo. Limit 10 people per class. Please bring your SLR Camera to the class with its manual.

Instructor: Debora Nelson, Photographic Journeys

Location: Studio at 517 N Macleod Ave.

Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 6, 1-3 p.m.

Fee: $55

Pre-register: Call 360-403-3448

First Aid/ CPR/AED Recertification Class

This course reviews basic first aid injuries and management, with a short written exam following the review. We then review adult, child, and infant CPR and choking. You are asked to demonstrate on manikins your comprehension of the materials and techniques. Note: must have current certification that is about to expire to qualify.

Instructor: Sheila Davis, Bee Safe Education and Training

Location: Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE

Dates: Monday, Nov. 1 or Tuesday, Jan. 18

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Fee $35

Pre-register: Call 360-403-3448

Tiger Family Martial Arts Program (all ages)

A great program for the whole family to get fit, have fun and learn some self-defense skills. The program teaches the kicks of Tae Kwon Do, the basic moves of Karate, and the stances of Kung Fu with bag kicking and padded sword fighting for fun. Beginners class lasts 45 minutes, colored belts stay longer and learn more advanced skills. Class is for ages 4 and up, all levels and abilities welcome. A rare chance to train from an 8th Degree Master with 30 years of teaching experience who has trained from the Grand Masters of Asia in the striking, grappling and weapon arts.

Instructor: Mitch Mayberry

Location: Old Arlington High School, 135 French Ave., ‘A’ Building Commons

Early Fall: Thursdays, Sept. 16 – Oct. 21, $60 (6 weeks)

Late Fall: Thursdays, Nov. 4.– Dec. 16, $60 (6 weeks) (no class Nov. 25)

Early Winter: Thursdays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24, $80 (8 weeks)

Late Winter: Thursdays, March 3 – March 24, $40 (4 weeks)

Time: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Fees: An additional Amateur Athletic Union fee to instructor $12 youth, $14 adult (annual fee)

Pre-register: Call 360-403-3448

Arlington Tennis Club

Do you love to play tennis and are looking for others to play with? Every Sunday May-September, weather permitting, players meet at the Arlington High School tennis courts at noon for round robin pick up games. Bring a new can of balls. For more information contact Erica at or call 425-328-0279. Visit Arlington Tennis Club at

Location: AHS tennis courts, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.

Dates & Time: Sundays, weather permitting, at noon

Basketball League: Men, Women, and Co-ed

Sign up your team or sign up as an individual. Bulldog Basketball League has adult basketball leagues for multiple skill levels. Season begins November and games will be held at Haller Middle School. Online statistics for every player and All Star events. Visit or contact Mike at 425-263-7222 or or for registration info and cost.

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