Onsite blood drive set for Aug 17-26 at Edmonds Center for Arts

Bloodworks Northwest is partnering with the Edmonds Center for the Arts to host a pop-up onsite blood drive the week of Aug. 17-26. The goal is to register 252 donors. The Edmond Center for the Arts is located at 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. You can sign up at dslnk.co/EdmondsPopUp. Any donor who registers to donate…

Free webinar on winter gardening set for Aug. 27

The City of Lynnwood is offering a free gardening webinar Thursday, Aug. 27 to help residents keep their gardens alive during winter months. Build healthy soil and keep plants growing when weather temperatures drop. Learn how to easily keep your soil active and protected during the fall and winter months using overwintered and cover crops,…

Annual PAWSwalk goes virtual with 21-day challenge Aug. 9-29

Amid the pandemic, the 29th annual PAWSwalk is looking different but the goal remains the same — raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle. “We’re in the midst of our busy baby season when we receive kittens, puppies…

A Walk Back in Time at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery features local and beloved teachers

Publisher’s note: While this year’s in-person Walk Back in Time program was canceled, the Edmonds Cemetery Board is offering a virtual tour for those who want to view the grounds and the gravesites of those mentioned. The tour was created by Whitney Massae, granddaughter of honorary cemetery board member Dale Hoggins. You can access the virtual tour here. With…

After 121 years, South Snohomish County Old Settlers Picnic canceled for first time

The 121-year-old South Snohomish County Old Settlers Picnic has been canceled — marking the first time since 1899 that the event won’t be held. The annual event, which draws many families to Edmonds City Park each year, can’t be held given Washington State Department of Health recommendations against large gatherings due to the COVID-19 outbreak,…

South County Fire to host free online Kids Fire Camp starting July 13

South County Fire is offering a free online Kids Fire Camp July 13-17. Kids Fire Camp includes fun hands-on activities to do as a family in conjunction with workbook activities for kids focused on fire safety, disaster preparedness, bike safety and pedestrian safety. Materials will also be posted online so families can participate at their…

Edmonds College to host free drive-thru food distribution July 11

In partnership with the Lynnwood Food Bank, Edmonds College will hold a free drive-thru food distribution Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-noon. Food will be available for 1,000 households. No ID will be required to receive food. Additional partners include the Salvation Army and Verdant Health Commission. Edmonds College is located at 20000 68th Ave….

Meet Me at the Park begins at North Lynnwood Park Tuesday, July 7

The City of Lynnwood and Verdant Health Commission will host Meet Me at the Park events at several parks throughout Lynnwood starting Tuesday, July 7. Meet Me at the Park is a way for children, families, and adults in all neighborhoods to visit their local park, participate in fun, safe activities without the need for…

Snohomish County Indivisible to hold Juneteenth rally, march in Everett Friday

In honor of Juneteenth, Snohomish County Indivisible and co-host Washington State Indivisible will rally and march Friday, June 19 in response to a call to action by The Movement for Black Lives. The rally and march will be from 1-3 p.m. and will start at the Snohomish County Courthouse amphitheater in Everett. Juneteenth is a…

WWII prisoner of war latest speaker in Vision 2020 leadership series June 23

Edmonds-based Operation Military Family Cares — a veterans services and solutions provider — is offering another in its series of free Vision 2020 webinars Tuesday, June 23 — this one featuring 100-year-old World War II veteran Fiske Hanley. A flight engineer on a B-29 bomber squad in WWII, Hanley became a prisoner of war when he…

New weekly food bank opening Thursday in Lynnwood

To provide aid to those in need, Volunteers of America Western Washington is opening a new drive-thru weekly food pantry near Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. The food pantry is open to all individuals and organizations who need food boxes to distribute to their communities. The Lynnwood Food Pantry will be available every Thursday from…

Sno-Isle Libraries launches virtual worker retraining project for IT help desk jobs

Sno-Isle Libraries is launching the new Virtual Worker Retraining Project to help out-of-work individuals gain access to in-demand jobs in Information Technology. They plan to assist 20 individuals achieve a CompTIA A+ certificate, an entry-level IT certification that is required for many IT help desk jobs.   Sno-Isle is currently inviting potential participants to apply to…

Virtual Repair Café and mini DIY workshops set for May 30

The WSU Snohomish County Extension is sponsoring Virtual Repair Café and mini DIY workshops Saturday, May 30, from 10 – 11 a.m. via ZOOM.us The workshops are open to any and all that are interested in learning how to fix their broken items. There will be five concurrent 20-minute workshops focused on: – How to Fix…

Edmonds Education Association to hold drive-thru food drive May 29 in Lynnwood

In support of the Nourishing Network, the Edmonds Education Association will hold a drive-thru food drive Friday, May 29, from 2-5 p.m. in Lynnwood. More than 4,000 food items move through Nourishing Network pantries each week to provide weekend nutrition for more than 250 hungry and homeless students. Monthly Pop-Up Pantries also serve the district’s…

More than 3,600 pounds of food donated in drive-thru event

In response to rising demand for food assistance during the coronavirus pandemic, the Lynnwood Food Bank held a drive-thru food drive Saturday afternoon. More than 3,600 pounds of food was donated to the food bank during the donation drive, which lasted from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The food bank — located at 5320 176th…

Washington State Alliance for Gun Responsibility virtual fundraising luncheon June 1

The Washington State Alliance for Gun Responsibility is hosting “A Tale of Two Washingtons” — the group’s 8th annual fundraising luncheon and its first live virtual gathering — on Monday, June 1. Among the speakers are Manny and Patrice Oliver, whose son Joaquin died in the February 2018 Parkland, Fla. mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman…

Free June 9 webinar features interview with ‘They Were Soldiers’ authors

Military Wire columnist and Edmonds resident Mike Schindler will be interviewing Joseph Galloway and Marvin Wolf, the authors of They Were Soldiers, during a live webinar at 10 a.m. June 9 — part of the Live On Purpose speakers series sponsored by Operation Military Family Cares. The session part of a series of free webinars featuring speakers who…

On video: Edmonds College 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony

With the cancellation of local Memorial Day ceremonies due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re presenting Edmond’s College’s Virtual 7th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Master of Ceremonies Dr. Steve Woodard, a Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember, presents a combination of familiar elements from previous ceremonies blended with music, videos, pictures and special messages from College President Amit…

PAWS holding virtual auction to raise needed funds for ‘baby season’

The Lynnwood-based PAWS animal shelter is holding a week-long virtual fundraising auction in lieu of its annual gala, which had to be canceled. “Animals don’t know there’s a pandemic,” says PAWS CEO Heidi Wills. Because the need is great  especially during the busy baby animal season — and because the spring fundraising gala had to…

Lynnwood Food Bank hosting drive-thru food drive May 23

To continue to meet the increased demand for food during these difficult times, the Lynnwood Food Bank will be holding a drive-thru food drive Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lynnwood Food Bank has been working to provide support to families, children, seniors and adults…