Reminder: Second annual Lunar New Year Edmonds to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit Jan. 21

Decorative red lanterns adorn downtown Edmonds in anticipation of the second annual Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration, which will welcome the Year of the Rabbit with family-friendly festivities on Saturday, Jan. 21. This year’s festivities will include a traditional lion dance and kung fu demonstration by Master David Leong’s Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness. Lunar…

Lynnwood volunteers pitch in for MLK Day of Service

About 100 volunteers spent their day off Monday giving back to the community — weeding, mulching and tidying up Scriber Lake Park for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Volunteers started this Day of Service tradition in 2015 and according to returning attendees, more people come each year. — Photos by Jasmine Contreras-Lewis  

Get help with your ‘brick wall’ research problems Jan. 21 in Lynnwood

Caroll Budny is available to help with “brick wall” research problems this Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 to leave a message. Your call will be returned later to confirm your appointment. Budny is an experienced researcher who can direct your…

Reminder: 5th annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. set for Jan. 16 in Edmonds

Leilani Miller, executive director of Millennia Ministries, will be the featured storyteller for the When Love Changes Things fifth annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Inspiring a Beloved Community in Song, Spoken Word and Dance on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. For the first time, the…

Edmonds School District offering dental sealants to second and third graders

The Edmonds School District is offering school-based dental sealants for second- and third-grade students at 12 local schools. By choosing to participate in the program, students are eligible to receive a free dental screening for oral diseases and dental sealants. Dental sealants are clear or opaque plastic materials applied to the chewing surfaces of the…

Mount St. Helens 40 years later topic of Feb. 16 presentation in Lynnwood

The Sno-King School Retirees organization and Humanities Washington invite the community to “After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later,” a presentation by Eric Wagner, a member of the 2021-2023 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event takes place Thursday, Feb. 16,  in the Edmonds School District Education Service Center Board Room, 20420 68th Ave. W., …

Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee hosting MLK events Jan. 13, 15 in Everett

The Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee is hosting its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration, with events scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 15. On Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a march and rally, beginning at the Everett Memorial Stadium  3900 Broadway, and ending at Carl…

Edmonds’ Campbell Auto Group brothers, Shoreline diversity and inclusion coordinator selected for 2023 Beloved Community awards

For their longstanding commitment to helping others — particularly those in underserved communities — Edmonds car dealership owners Kurt and Craig Campbell and Shoreline resident Suni Tolton have been selected as the 2023 Beloved  Community Award recipients by the Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) Board of Directors. The awards will be presented during LEVL’s  5th…

Lynnwood Chamber to host Jan. 18 luncheon on Life Balance and Business Success

Monika Kristofferson, a professional organizer and business productivity coach, will be presenting “5 Components of Life Balance and Where to Focus for Business Success” during the Wednesday, Jan. 18 Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  The luncheon will run. from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites, located at 20610 44th Ave. W. Cost is…

Reminder: Rick Passek featured speaker at Olympic Fly Fishers’ Jan. 10 meeting

Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds welcomes Rick Passek as its featured speaker during the group’s January meeting, set for Tuesday, Jan. 10,from 6-8 p.m. A still water specialist, Passek will present “Beginning Fly Fishing” via Zoom during the meeting, at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace. When not fishing, Passek spends his…

Author Monica Guzman shares tips for communicating during divided times

More than 200 attendees filled the Edmonds Waterfront Center main ballroom Thursday evening to join in a community conversation with journalist and author Monica Guzman on finding common ground during divided times. Guzman is a bridge builder, journalist and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. She’s senior fellow for public practice…

Reminder: City of Lynnwood hosting Styrofoam, e-waste collection drive Jan. 7

The City of Lynnwood is holding a Styrofoam and e-waste collection drive on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. All Styrofoam must be clean and all stickers or tape must be removed from its surfaces before being recycled. Click here for a full list of electronic items that are accepted by the city’s recycling program. Broken monitors…

Skandia Folkdance Society hosting free dance in Lynnwood Jan. 6

Skandia Folkdance Society is hosting its First Friday Dance this Friday, Jan. 6, from 7:30–10:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. This is the society’s annual all-comers dance. Everyone gets in free, and the music is provided by Skandia musicians and friends, with beginner-friendly dances. Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger will…

Reminder: Plunge into 2023 with annual dip in Edmonds Jan. 1

Looking to make a splash in 2023? All are invited to join the Edmonds Uplift Society for its 15th Polar Bear Plunge at 1 p.m. New Year’s Day — Sunday, Jan. 1 — at Brackett’s Landing beach. The event traditionally draws several hundred people to Brackett’s Landing beach — located at the foot of Main Street just…

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County hosting 2023 Legislative Kick-Off Jan. 5

The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County (EASC) will be hosting its 2023 Legislative Kick-Off from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 5 in Everett. EASC will bring together elected leaders to discuss the upcoming session of the Washington State Legislature. “By sharing our ideas with legislators, they can better advocate for our businesses and communities…

‘Decoding Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces’ topic of Edmonds lecture Jan. 18

Jim Rupp, author of Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces, from SoDo to South Lake Union, will be speaking at Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum Thursday, Jan. 18. Walk down any street in Seattle, turn the corner, and you are likely to discover art enhancing the city’s public spaces. No other U.S. city can match the per-capita number…

New Year’s Eve Pajama Jammy Jam to benefit Washington Kids in Transition

Don’t feel like dressing up for New Year’s Eve, but still want to go out, for a great cause? Brigid’s Bottleshop in Edmonds is hosting a Pajama Jammy Jam from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Wear your favorite pair of PJs or loungewear while dancing, noshing and hanging out. This is also a pajama donation…

Hundreds turn out to celebrate Menorah lighting in Lynnwood

Hundreds braved the snow Sunday to attend the 11th annual Menorah Lighting and Celebration sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County at Lynnwood City Hall. Rabbi Berel Paltiel of the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County lit the 9-foot Menorah, and attendees enjoyed holiday treats, face painting, personal Menorah kits and a Hanukkah musical performance…

Reminder: Public menorah-lighting ceremony in Lynnwood Dec. 18

Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County invites all to celebrate the Festival of Lights with the 11th annual Menorah Lighting and Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The event will feature the lighting of the 9-footMenorah, holiday treats, face painting, personal Menorah kits and a Hanukkah musical performance by…

Reminder: Help count birds for science during annual Christmas Bird Count Dec. 17

The Pilchuck Audubon Society invites birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to participate in the longest running community science survey – the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). On Saturday, Dec. 17, birders and bird enthusiasts will take part in this century-long project once again. “Over the past few years we’ve made an effort to increase the…

Lynnwood Convention Center unveils new name

The Lynnwood Public Facilities District on Wednesday announced the new name for the Lynnwood Convention Center. The former convention center has officially been renamed the Lynnwood Event Center, and the Public Facilities District will be known as the much simpler “The District.” Along with the name change, The District revealed its new mission, vision and…