Lynnwood Lifestyles: Get back to nature at these local parks

Meadowdale Beach Park 6026 156th St. S.W., Edmonds Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. As we all know, there’s a worldwide spread of the COVID-19 going on that’s bringing all plans, events and social gatherings to a grinding halt. And that means that for the time being, this normally event-filled column is going to focus on…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Cat adoptions, Washington wines, geek convention

Anko Cat Cafe: Shop around & find a furry friend Saturday, March 3, noon-3 p.m. Anko Lynnwood may be the “new kid” in the neighborhood, but it’s certainly earned a spot in the community quickly. Aside from offering a wide variety of essentials for daily living, they also have a knack for hosting meaningful events….

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Teen cooking class, coding for kids, women’s interview workshop

Verdant healthy cooking class for teens Saturday, Feb. 29, 1-3 p.m. The Verdant Health Commission is back at it again, serving the Lynnwood community with healthy ideas. This time, it’s a cooking class specifically designed for teenagers. This one-time-only cooking class is a standalone, which makes it comprehensive from start to finish. Participants will learn…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Fly fishing class, Reading with Rover, storytime

Take a Fly Fishing Class Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 15-16 Lynnwood is home to all kinds of events and activities all year-round — that’s no surprise. It’s a nexus for several nearby cities. That being said, it occasionally features a surprising event that makes people do a second take. And this time, it’s the Fly…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Ideas for your Valentine, plus a free cooking demo at Verdant

DIY Love Letter for Valentine’s Day Saturday, Feb. 8, noon – 3 p.m. Macy’s STORY, a recurring monthly store event designed to entertain customers and cultivate creativity, is back. And this time, it’s all about Valentine’s Day.  On Saturday, Feb. 8, you’ll be able to create your very own DIY Valentine’s Day card. Paper craft…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Help the homeless, brain food and fitness, sound meditation

Feed the Lynnwood Homeless Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It’s no secret that Lynnwood has a homeless population, and those who are out in the cold have recently been braving ice and snow. You can help by volunteering with Feed the Homeless – Northend, hosted by Sandra and Jason, which takes place every…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Coffee tasting, teacher discounts, pizza cooking demo

Have a taste of new coffee blends Saturday, Jan. 11, 1 – 3 p.m. Anchorhead Coffee Roasters are joining forces with Seattle Coffee Gear at Alderwood Mall this Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ross, Anchorhead’s representative, will be displaying the roaster’s coffee blends, offering complimentary testers, and answering any questions customers might…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Photography class, healthy eating, blood drive

Become a better photographer  Monday, Jan. 6, 5-6:30 p.m. It’s not only a brand-new year, but a brand-new decade, and if your goal is to boost your Instagram profile, or just become a better photographer in general, then this is your very first step. Apple Alderwood is hosting Photo Lab: Disrupting the Portrait Co-created with…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Art auction, meditation workshop, coffee tasting

Get antiques & collectibles after the holidays Saturday, Dec. 28, 3-9 p.m. The holidays have come and gone, and now 2020 is fast approaching. And what better way to hop into a brand new decade than with the glimmer of something old, loved and cherished? This Saturday, Dec. 28, there’s a live auction and online…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Festive storytime fun, holiday social dance, slam dunk improv

Festive Barnes & Noble storytime fun Saturday, Dec.  21, 11 a.m. Barnes and Noble Alderwood has been hosting festive events all holiday season long, and they’re showing no signs of stopping. Just days before the big night, they’re sponsoring a Christmas storytime reading, complete with activities and coupons. Join the festive fun at 11 a.m….

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Tree lighting, free Santa photos, jewelry making

Lynnwood Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. Get ready to sing holiday carols and meet Santa during Lynnwood’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration, set to run from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Silver Creek Family Church. In addition to the tree lighting, there will be activities for all ages. including music, a…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Read with Rover, free yoga, self defense for women

Read with your best furry friend Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. – noon Have you been struggling to find fun, interactive, educational activities for your child? It can be tough to find entertaining ways to help them learn new information, but that’s why the Lynnwood Library is hosting an exciting event on Saturday, Nov. 16….

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Antique dolls, author book signing, family yoga

Shop Antique Dolls & Toys Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. The Embassy Suites by Hilton on 44th Avenue West is going to be hosting a delightfully unique event this Sunday beginning at 11am. For the better part of the day, visitors will get to enjoy the array of local antiques, whether it be for a…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Thanksgiving dining ideas, free photography classes

Plan your Thanksgiving meal, save yourself the cooking time Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends come together in celebration. Turkeys, hams, vegan alternatives, they all come out with the mashed potatoes, the brussel sprouts, and let’s not forget the stuffing. But all that comatose-inducing food comes at a high price, both figuratively and…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Halloween events galore, from pumpkins to paint and sip

Celebrate Halloween at Cost Plus World Market Lynnwood Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m. Sweet treats and seasonal eats galore! That’s what Cost Plus World Market is giving out on Saturday, Oct. 19. Delicious treats, sparkling sips, and samples of their latest and greatest seasonal snacks will be served up while supplies last. To ensure it’s…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Octoberfest folk dance, Bowl-a-thon fundraiser, free hair braiding

Octoberfest, PNW Folk Style Saturday, Oct. 12, 7-10 p.m. Northwest Folklife, the organization that keeps cultural traditions alive one generation after the other, is now presenting an Octoberfest Community Folk Dance. Sno-King dancers and Northwest Folk Dancers (NFDI) will put on a show of international dances for everyone to come and enjoy. Normally these groups…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Pirate Halloween, Funkoverse game night, book signing

Pirate Halloween For Music4Life Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 5-6, 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Vessel Taphouse is hosting a Pirate Halloween Party benefiting Music4Life, which seeks to expand instrumental music education for all children. Max Hay, Erica Sunshine Lee and the Stacy Jones Band will be among those featured for the evening. Guests can come…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Trail cleanup, meal prep, Demigod Day

Volunteer to clean up KP walking trails Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to noon Kaiser Permanente relies on helpful volunteers to clean up their on-site walking trails, and this year, they’re looking to expand it even further. In observance of Public Lands Day, everyone in the community is welcome to join in . Local groups, businesses,…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Battle of the bands, Sunday yoga, barrette making

 Battle of the Bands… with beer Saturday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. Vessel Taphouse, known for its pirate atmosphere, and great hangout potential, is hosting a friendly Battle of the Bands with three local bands performing. Tickets are $5 before 6 pm and $10 after, so arriving early is highly encouraged. Have some…