Day Trip Discoveries: Kitsap explorations — Heronswood, Suquamish Museum, Poulsbo

Heronswood Garden, Suquamish Museum and Scandinavian-flavored Poulsbo make a fun springtime exploration via the Edmonds-Kingston ferry. The first two attractions are Native American-owned, so you’ll also experience cultural connections. Poulsbo adds another historical perspective and browsing discoveries that range from local art co-ops and antiques/collectibles to microbrew pubs and truly outrageous ice cream. Heronswood was originally…

Now open in Edmonds: 85°C Bakery Cafe

Now open in Edmonds in the former Payless Shoe location on Highway 99: The 85°C Bakery Cafe. Here’s the drill: You grab a tray, collect the pastries you want, get in line, and then order drinks. This the second location in South Snohomish County. There is also one in Lynnwood, which we reviewed here. The…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Family trivia night, plant sale, paint a whale

Family Trivia Night: Prove You Have What It Takes to Win Thursday, April 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Lynnwood Library 19200 44th Ave. W. Lynnwood There are many events for families in and around Lynnwood, but few are as fun, dynamic, or children-friendly as those hosted by public libraries. And the Lynnwood Library is full…

Review: ‘The Addams Family, A New Musical’ conjures ghosts and guffaws

They’re creepy, they’re kooky and now they’re at the Wade James Theatre. Directed by Carissa Meisner Smit, The Addams Family, A New Musical debuted Thursday, April 12 to a full house in the Edmonds Driftwood Players’ adaption of the Broadway production by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Based on cartoonist Charles Addams’ satirical take on…

Free screening of ‘Paper Tigers’ at Edmonds Theater April 13

The City of Edmonds Diversity Film Series is featuring a free screening of the movie Paper Tigers this Saturday, April 13 at noon at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. Edmonds.     Paper Tigers chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Wash. The kids who come to Lincoln…

Scriber HS authors to perform ‘Listen’ on stage April 15

Scriber Lake High School students will take to the stage Monday, April 15 with a performance based on their latest book, “Listen: Young Writers Reflect on Chaos, Clarity, Action and Balance.” The performance will be at 11 a.m.  April 15 at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds’ Firdale Village. It will be directed by Tim Smith-Stewart…

Program uses arts to engage those with memory loss and their caregivers

Free, open to the public and lots of fun: The Golden Era Sing-along is the last event for the fourth season of Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Dementia-Inclusive Series, 11 a.m. on May 4. Watch film clips of classic musicals and sing-along in a relaxed atmosphere. “We don’t want people to feel that sense…

Happening nearby: Beer Fest fundraiser to support free speech therapy for kids

Early Life Speech & Language, a Shoreline-based non-profit providing speech and language therapy for kids ages 2-7, at no cost to the families, is hosting its 7th annual Beer Fest Fundraiser in the Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic Center from noon-5 p.m. on April 13. “This event grows year after year and raises money to support…

ECA presents New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s new production of The Mikado April 13

New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s (NYGASP) all-new production of The Mikado will be performed at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 13, featuring costume design by Quinto Ott, set design by Anshuman Bhatia, conceived and directed by David Auxier, and produced by David Wannen. The evening begins with a free pre-show artist talk from 6-6:40…

Edmonds Center for the Arts hosting young professionals happy hour April 5

The Edmonds Center for the Arts will be hosting a special young professionals, pre-show happy hour from 6-7:30 p.m. before the Danilo Brito concert on Friday, April 5. The event will be a great way for young professionals to meet each other and socialize before the show. The event offers a young professional’s package for…

Edmonds Driftwood Players accepting submissions for 10th annual Festival of Shorts

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players are accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival of Shorts, with the theme “Technology Gone Bad.” With each major shift in technological advance in society, beginning with the wheel, there have been problems and reactions — sometimes with hilarious, sometimes disastrous, consequences. The deadline for submission is April 1. This year’s festival will be…

Recommended Reads: Poet shares struggles of everyday life in ‘Quilcene’

Quilcene, by Avis M. Adams This poet shares poignant glimpses into the joys, beauty, and struggles of everyday life amidst this rugged, rural setting. The language in this poetry conjures powerful imagery that feeds the imagination with contemplative visions and a captivating energy. The full array of true human emotions lace the lines of these…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: South County bike rides, Easter Bunny alert, MidiCi Pizza happy hour

Get fit this season with Bike2Health’s South County Rides April – September 2019 Bike2Health, a project funded by the Verdant Health Commission, is kicking off this season by offering free rides to locals in Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Edmonds. Residents living in these cites can join the Cascade Bicycle Club for family-friendly bike rides perfect…

Madrona Children’s Theatre presents ‘Honk’ March 21-24

Tickets are now on sale for the Madrona Children’s Theatre presentation of HONK!, to be performed this Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24, at the Mountlake Terrace High School Theatre. Performed by 71 Madrona students in grades 4-8 in two casts, the production features a professional director, music director and live musicians. All proceeds from ticket sales and fundraisers…

Reminder: Sno-King Chorale ‘Changing Seasons’ concert March 16

If you’re accustomed to hearing more “traditional” classical music in the annual Sno-King Community Chorale Musica da Coro performances, this year’s concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood will introduce you to striking and beautiful compositions by one of today’s most gifted young composers, Jake Runestad. And, if you’re fond of Robert Frost’s simple, sensitive and…

Recommended Reads: ‘Eternal White’ explores meaning of life — and death

Eternal White, by T. Furuyama “So this is Heaven.” Hershel Byne, a math teacher observes his surroundings as he angrily enters the afterlife. Heartbroken, feeling he was snatched away from loving family and friends before his time, Hershel begins to explore what author T. Furuyama has waiting in the vastness of Eternal White.Is eternal peace…

Little Bill’s Blues Birthday Bash at Seattle’s Triple Door March 17

Greens and blues might bring to mind the Seattle Seahawks but this St. Patrick’s Day, green harmonizes with the blues for a very special musical tribute to legendary blues man and Mountlake Terrace resident Little Bill. Boogie on over to the Triple Door in Seattle on March 17th to help Bill Engelhart, better known as…

Skandia Folkdance Society hosting dance lessons in Lynnwood March 15

Get ready for Finnish fun as Katrilli brings the St. Urho party, with music by Folk Voice, on Friday, March 15. The event, at Cedar Valley Grange, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Finnish dance lesson by Katrilli members. The dance will last from 8:30-11 p.m. and will feature mixers and dances that newcomers…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation accepting applications for community art grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is now accepting applications for community art grants. Grants may be awarded to local non-profit, 501c3 organizations that provide arts-related education programs, projects, or services. Applications will be evaluated on how they will enhance our community through art experiences and education in the visual, performing, or literary arts. The Edmonds…

Reminder: March 9 ‘Learn to Laugh’ comedy night to fund EdCC scholarships

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation is hosting a “Learn to Laugh” comedy night fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, at the Wade James Theater. Proceeds from the show will go toward scholarships for Edmonds Community College students. “It is named ‘Learn to Laugh’ because the proceeds go to fund scholarships for students who plan to study business, health care or…