Puget Sound Blood Center will hold the following blood drives for Western Washington Hospitals. Call 1-800-398-7888.
• July 9, Marysville Community, 1635 Grove Street, 9 a.m. to noon.
• July 9, Marysville Care Center, 1821 Grove Street, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Beginning July 10, kids outings every Thursday. Shuttle leaves the Stanwood Community Senior Center all summer; Birch Bay Waterslides, Mad Dawg Paintball, Jetty Island, rockwall climbing and more. Call Colleen Wilcox at 629-7403 ext. 116 www.stanwoodseniorcenter.org
Healing Power of Humor
Harbour Pointe Retirement and Assisted Living Center hosts a free workshop on the healing power of humor, Friday, July 11 at 2 p.m. Call 425-493-8555, extension 228 to to reserve a seat.
Old Time Fiddlers
The Old Time Fiddlers meets on Friday evening, July 25 and Aug. 8 and Aug. 22, at the old Arlington High School, 135 S. French St., Arlington. July 10 – 12 they will be at an annual Camp out at the Stanwood/Camano Fairgrounds; everyone is invited. 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 Noelula@aol.com.
Join bat expert Barbara Ogaard of the Sarvey Wildlife Center for a voyage into the mysterious world of bats. See live bats up close and discover how they hunt for food. Barbara and her bats will engage and entertain all ages. 7 – 9 p.m., Friday, July 11, at Adopt-A-Stream Foundation’s NW Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett, WA 98208; www.streamkeeper.org $5 Members / $7 Non-Members. Registration required, 425-316-8592 or email@example.com.
Arlington Idol contest, held in conjunction with the Arlington Street Fair, will be 6 p.m. Friday, July 11, as a part of the street fair entertainment.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at the Totem Middle School’s Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh Street. Sponsored by the Marysville Dog Owners Group (M-DOG) with assistance from Marysville Parks and Recreation. Free. Donations greatly welcomed, with proceeds used to support development of the city’s first off-leash dog park and to support M-DOG. Dozens of pet vendor booths, regional flying disc championships, Flyball demonstrations, Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dog Dancing demonstrations and many fun “best in show” contests. Vendor forms, booth prices and general event information available at http://poochapalooza.org. Contact Buell at 360-651-0633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study the beautiful art of Tahitian dance, taught by a descendant of Tahitian Royalty. Tie on a Pareo/Sarong and join in for a session of dance that is great for the waist, hips and thighs. Tahitian Dance honors women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Instructor is Natali Hinanui-Sterett, at Movement Arts Studio, 3502 204th St NE Arlington, Saturdays, July 12 – Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $90. Call 360-403-3448.
Pastels are unique in the way they combine painting and drawing. Learn how to mix and blend colors using various techniques and textures. Bring a No. 2 pencil and an 11 x 14 drawing pad. Instructor Bev Schatz, AHS Art Teacher, Arlington High School Art Room, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., July 14 – 16, Grades K – 2, 9 – 11 a.m., Grades 3 – 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $55, Register at 360-403-3448.
Summer classes for kids
Creative kids will love these new classes offered at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center. Crafts begin July 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m.; $40, six weeks. Register at email@example.com or 629-7403 ext. 116.
Host families needed
Host family needed for foreign exchange students who will attend M-PHS for the coming school year. A potential host family can choose from the following students: a girl from Norway who loves traveling, enjoys music and is interested in learning about fashion, or a boy from Vietnam, who loves swimming, tennis and golf, playing soccer, baseball and basketball, reading and playing chess; or a boy from Taiwan, who loves to play basketball, horse back riding, and is also very musically talented, he plays flute piano Students have good English, insurance and spending money. Host families do not need to have teenagers; young families as well as empty nesters are excellent high school student hosts this year. For more information about the students and the program, contact Jamin Henderson at 360-661-0552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival of Trees Auction
Businesses and organizations are invited to sponsor a tree for the Festival of Trees on Dec. 5 – 6 at the Tazer Valley Farm in Stanwood. Decorated trees or wreaths will be auctioned at the Grand Night Out. Sponsors will keep the proceeds. Entry form available at www.stanwoodseniorcenter.org. or call Terri Riffle at 629-7403 ext. 114.
Horse Country Farm
Be a working student at Horse Country Farm. Four lessons and a trail ride each month, with three hours work each week, is only $69 a month. For riders 11 and older, for a month, all year, or forever. Horse Country Farm also offers Western Riding Lessons, Girl Scout Badge Programs, Guided Family Trail Rides, Pony Rides for Little Folks, Spring and Summer Day Camps and the popular Lesson -Lease Program. Monthly lease activities include gaming and drill Visitor Tuesday – Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 360-691-7509 or 425-335-4773. Website www.horsecountryfarm.com
Rediscovery / as if the earth matters
This workshop offers educators a rare opportunity to fully immerse themselves in experiential learning skills, to develop keener insights into cross-cultural understanding and to discover new ways to bring environmental concepts and lessons into the classroom. Instructor Thom Henley will draw from his extensive travel experiences and 25 years of working with youth to provide an indoor/outdoor workshop that is both insightful and stimulating. For environmental educators, K-12 Teachers, Park Rangers, Zoo and Nature Camp Counselors, Boys/Girls Club Counselors, Scout Leaders, YMCA/YWCA Counselors, Home-school Teachers, 4-H Leaders, parents and anyone who works with youth. It is 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday, July 17 – 18, at Adopt-A-Stream Foundation’s NW Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett, WA 98208; www.streamkeeper.org. $150, (includes lunch). Register by July 1 at 425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org/Rediscovery07.htm.
For women in any kind of business from small home-based businesses to corporate executives. Free. La-De-Biz networking really works. Share tips, leads and encouragement. For information or to RSVP contact Jyl P. Westbrook at email@example.com or 425-231-5246. July 17 – Mary Miles, Melaleuca, Everett. Aug. 21 – Joyce Shawger, Cookie Lee, Everett. Sept. 18 – Sue MaComber, Vintage, Everett. Oct. 16 – Westbrook Estate – Jyl P. Westbrook. Nov. 20 – Erin Lozeau – Prepaid Legal, Everett. Dec. 18 – North County Outlook – Julie Brandt.
Everett Community College is seeking host families for Japanese high school students visiting the college July 19 to Aug. 2. The Nippon Business Institute’s primary mission is to help bridge the cultural gap between eastern and western cultures. They provide host families with a stipend to help defray some of the expense associated with hosting a student. For information call the NBI at 425-388-9195 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Gardeners visit
Master Gardeners will answer questions at Arlington Hardware, 215 N. Olympic Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays, July 19 and Aug. 2 and 6. Bring in those fuzzy caterpillars, tents in trees and soggy cherry blossoms so that effective remedies can be identified. They also provide advice on plants for privacy, plants for dry or wet areas, varieties of small fruits that produce well here as well as disease resistant fruit tree and vegetable gardening advice. A Master Gardeners’ demo garden is open to the public with Master Gardeners in attendance 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Rd., Marysville. For information call the hotline at 425-357-6010.
Mix-media art for kids
Use colored pencil, chalk and pen to expand drawing skills with projects that are more complex. Gain confidence in realistic drawing and design while developing style and creativity. Bring a No. 2 pencil and an 11 x 14 drawing pad. Instructor Bev Schatz, AHS Art Teacher, Arlington High School Art Room, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., July 21 – 23, Grades K – 2 , 9 – 11 a.m., Grades 3 – 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $55. Register at 360-403-3448.
First Aid class
This course will cover pediatric and adult first aid, initial assessment, barriers to contamination, bleeding, shock, injury assessments. Certified Instructor Sheila Davis. Renew existing certification or become First Aid Certified. OSHA, WISHA, L&I, and DSHS approved. For adults and youth ages 12 and older. Bee Safe Education and Training, Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, Monday, July 21, 6 – 9 p.m., $25. Call 360-403-3448.
Skyhawks Tennis provides the beginning skills needed. Learn proper techniques for grip, footwork, ground strokes, volleys, overheads and serving. All participants will receive a t-shirt and merit award. Bring tennis racket, appropriate clothing, tennis shoes, sunscreen, water bottle and two snacks. Visit www.skyhawks.com. Ages 7 – 14, Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., July 21 – 25, 9 a.m. – noon, $109. Register at 360-403-3448.
This course teaches the chain of survival, activation of 911, emergency response, airway obstruction and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The class also discusses childhood injury prevention and information on adult heart attacks and strokes. AED discussion. Renew existing certification or become CPR Certified. OSHA, WISHA, L&I and DSHS approved. For adults and youth ages 12 and older. Instructor Sheila Davis, Bee Safe Education and Training, Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, Tuesday, July 22, 6 – 8:30 p.m., fee $25. Call 360-403-3448.
Track and Field
Thursday evenings, July 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 14 at M-PHS Stadium. Fun for the entire family. Marysville Parks and Recreation is proud to present the All-Comers Track and Field Meet. Participants of all ages can lace up their running shoes and come out for a good time. To volunteer, please call 360-363-8403.
Law enforcement torn run campaign to benefit the Special Olympics will be July 26. It is a bike ride from Harley Davidson, 16212, Smokey Point Blvd to Birch Bay Park, North of Bellingham, registration at 7:30 a.m. Early registration by July 16 for $40 per rider/driver and $5 per passenger. Events include breakfast by Officer DAniel Vinson and a Marysville Kiwanis BBQ; door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Call 360-363-8307 for information and to register.
1978 M-PHS Reunion
1978 M-PHS Class Reunion will be Saturday, July 26. Contact Karen Ostergaard Barhanovich at email@example.com or 452-252-7852.
Eagles motorcyclist fellowship. Enjoy the beautiful Northwest, make new friends and have prayer support. July 26, August 23, Sept 6, Oct 18. Meet at 9 a.m. behind Marysville First Assembly of God. Ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Call 425-931-2230.
Summer Auto Show
Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club. Judging, trophies, raffle, dash plaques, music, food, antique race cars. Registration 9 a.m. to noon, awards 3 p.m. On the grass at Asbery Field, 4th and Quinn, Marysville. Call Rod Willie 425-357-0137 or Mary Sebring 360-653-7701 (was the Aquafest Show).
Chicken Dinner Delay
The Stillaguamish Senior Center’s “Sunday Old Fashion Chicken Dinner” that is scheduled for July 27 has to be cancelled due to the upgrading of the main hall of the Senior Center. The senior center truly appreciates understanding concerning this issue and hopes to see everyone at the August Chicken Dinner. The other activities that go on in the main hall of the senior center will continue, however, some of them may be moved to other areas of the senior center.
AHS Golf Benefit
The Eagle Open Golf Tournament to benefit Arlington High School football is July 27 at Gleneagle Golf Course. The four man scramble includes a $10,000 hole in one chance, lunch, t-shirt, greens fees and cart for $80. Contact any football coach or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiger Kids camp
A week of fun and fitness. An additional goal of this program is to improve children’s self-confidence and respect for others. Five years and up. Includes a camp t-shirt. The instructor is certified and accredited 8th Degree Master Level, National and International Champion, Mitch Mayberry. July 28 – Aug. 1, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m., $70. Register at 360-403-3448.
Music in the park
Thursdays in August at 6:30 p.m. at Legion Park, 114 N. Olympic Avenue, Arlington.
• Aug. 7, Voices of the Village, light rock, easy listening
• Aug. 14, Straight On, rock and roll heart tribute band.
• Aug. 21, Peter Frothingham, country music.
• Aug. 28, North Cascades Concert Band.
Glass art for teens
Designed for middle school students. Covers various types of glass art and offers practical tips for using glass to it’s fullest potential. Explore techniques to capture color and design and make a suncatcher or two; learn to cut, foil and solder glass. Instructor Bev Schatz, AHS Art Teacher, Arlington High School Art Room, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., July 28 – 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $65. Register at 360-403-3448.
1958 Lake Stevens Reunion
Lake Steven High School Class of 1958 will celebrate their 50th reunion on Aug. 8 with afternoon local tours and a picnic and on Aug. 9 with a reception and banquet at the Hawthorn Inn. Information has been mailed to all classmates we could locate. Please contact us if you did not receive a packet, have a question or need a ride. 425-335-7962 or email@example.com. We hope all classmates can attend.
Downtown Marysville’s 23rd HomeGrown Festival is now accepting applications for vendors of homegrown or quality handmade items and artwork. The Festival will be Aug. 8 – 9, on Third Street. For information or applications, email firstname.lastname@example.org, HomeGrown in the subject line or call Mary at 360-659-4997. HomeGrown is sponsored by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.
Hot August car show
Faith Lutheran Church of North Lakewood hosts the Hot August Car Show Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit local food banks. Participant car entries are $15 for early registration and $20 the day of the event. Free to onlookers and a free raffle ticket for bringing in non-perishable food donations. Entertainment, refreshments, raffle drawing, dash plaques, t-shirts, trophy judging and ribbons.One mile west off I-5, Smokey Point/Lakewood exit No. 206 at 1424 172nd Avenue NE Marysville. Call the car show team at the church 360-652-9545.
Sustaining living rivers
Learn the biological effects of human development around streams from Dr. James Karr, University of Washington, one of the premier stream ecologists in the country. Use underwater insects as a biological monitoring tool. Friday, Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Adopt-A-Stream Foundation’s NW Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett, WA 98208; www.streamkeeper.org. $45 members / $50 non-members, includes lunch. Registration required, 425-316-8592 or email@example.com, WSTA approved, 8 teacher clock hours.
M-PHS 1958 Reunion
Marysville High School Class of 1958 50th Reunion is Aug. 23 – 24, contact Paul and Phyllis McCoy 360-652-9039. They still require help locating classmates.
North Sound Memory Walk
Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to noon at Mount Vernon’s Skaggit Transit Station, 105 E Kincaid Street. Join the fight against Alzheimer’s. All ages are welcome in this 3- or 1.2-mile walk through the streets of Mount Vernon. Memory Walk will feature a live band, food, prizes and more. Visit http://2008NorthSound.kintera.org/alzwa or contact Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Snohomish County Museum and Historical Association, 1913 Hewett Ave., Everett. Regular museum hours, 1 – 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. For more information 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.; Fridays until 9 p.m. for Friday Night Live May 9, Passport Adventures.
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.