Save the date: Northshore Civil Air Patrol squadron open house set for Jan. 14

Northshore Civil Air Patrol squadron, an active local unit of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), is hosting an open house from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, located at 130 228th St. S.W., in Bothell. Members come from many local communities including Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace.  CAP was established in…

Help count birds for science during Audubon’s Annual Christmas Bird Count Dec. 14

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers and people with backyard bird feeders to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey — the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC).  On Saturday, Dec. 14, birders and nature enthusiasts will take part in this century-long project. “Pilchuck Audubon is making a special effort to count birds visiting yard…

Saturday: Lynnwood Christmas tree lighting at Silver Creek Church

Lynnwood’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration will take place from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Silver Creek Family Church, located at 5326 176th St. S.W., in Lynnwood. In addition to the tree lighting, there will be activities for all ages. including music, a giant slide, food trucks and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

Snohomish County PUD to host Holiday Lights Exchange on Dec. 6

Snohomish County PUD is hosting an LED Holiday Lights Exchange from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in the lobby of its headquarters in downtown Everett. Customers can exchange up to five strands of their working incandescent holiday lights, per household, for the same number of LED holiday lights at no charge. The…

Public invited to help place wreaths on veterans’ headstones during Dec. 14 ceremony

Edmonds resident and military veteran Cpl. Michael Reagan of the Fallen Heroes Project, will be the featured speaker at a Wreaths Across America program military ceremony and wreath-placing event, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Veterans Memorial Park, Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, 11220 Aurora Ave. N. in Seattle. Through the Veterans Memorial Wreath Foundation (VMWF),…

Reminder: Have cookies with Santa at Lynnwood’s Heritage park Dec. 8

Santa will be making a stop at Lynnwood’s Heritage Park in Lynnwood Sunday, Dec. 8. Look for him at the Heritage Cottage, 19903 Poplar Way, between 1 and 4 p.m. The Interurban Trolley Car No. 55, the Northwest Veterans Museum, and the Sno-Isle Genealogical Library will also be open. Bring your camera or volunteers will use their…

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers free beginning genealogy class Dec. 7

The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class the first Saturday of the month — and this month it’s Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. The one-hour drop-in class will help the beginning researcher get organized and started to document his or her family history. The class is at the Sno-Isle Genealogy Research Library,…

South County Fire annual Neighborhood Holiday Party Dec. 7 at Lake Serene Fire Station

South County Fire is inviting families to the 26th annual Neighborhood Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec.7, 10 a.m., at Lake Serene Fire Station 23, 4323 Serene Way, Lynnwood. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance with a little help from the firefighters. Those attending are advised to RSVP at CommunityOutreach@southsnofire.org or by calling 425-320-5800….

Tickets on sale for Dec. 14 holiday ice skating show in MLT

The Seattle Skating Club is hosting its annual Holiday Ice Skating event featuring the “Santa Visits Broadway” on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the OlympicView Arena in Mountlake Terrace. Tickets can be purchased during two sessions for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  “Santa Visits Broadway” will feature music selected from Broadway musicals like Rent, Chess, Abba, Matilda and…

Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving 5k draws record crowd, donations

A record number of community members kicked off their Thanksgiving festivities Thursday morning by participating in the Turkey Trot 5k to support the Lynnwood Food Bank. The sixth annual event held at Edmonds Community College drew 199 participants who ran,  jogged or walked around the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course. Community members of all ages turned…

Sponsor spotlight: Have brunch with Santa at 190 Sunset Dec. 1

On Sunday, Dec. 1, Edmonds restaurant 190 Sunset invites you to their annual Santa Brunch. Santa will be there in person from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Merriment and joy will be in abundance as he sings songs and mingles with guests to see who’s on the nice list this year. Aspecial photo backdrop will…

Bartell Drugs toy drive now on for children in need

This holiday season, Bartell Drugs is inviting customers to participate in a toy drive to benefit children throughout the area. Puget Sound Bartell locations, including its stores in Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Edmonds, are collecting new and unwrapped gifts, gift cards and cash donations for its 17th annual Toy ‘N Joy drive now through December…

Applications open Nov. 19 for Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission grants

The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will begin accepting grant applications on Nov. 18. The grant program supports projects that promote the public’s access to county history.  Funds are available through a competitive grant process to public and nonprofit agencies for professional development, public education, capital improvements, or collections enhancement. Past grant awards have been…

‘Washington State’s Undiscovered Feminists’ topic of free AAUW presentation Nov. 16

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents the remarkable stories of five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century during a Saturday, Nov. 16 presentation by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Humanities Washington. The event runs from 10-11 a.m. in Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline, ad will be…

Reminder: Northwest Veterans Museum open Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, the Northwest Veterans Museum (NWVM) will be open on Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans and their families are invited to the museum to be recognized for the service and sacrifices they have made for their country. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are…

Stuck on genealogy research? Help available in Lynnwood Nov. 16

Have you hit a “brick wall” with your genealogy research? Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering free help on your “brick wall” on Saturday, Nov. 16. Caroll Budny, an experienced research genealogist, has three one-hour time slots available. Call the Research Library, located at 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood, on Tuesday, or Thursday. 11 a.m.-3…

Sounder trains to run for Sunday Sounders FC match

Sports fans can skip traffic coming into Seattle on Sunday by riding Sound Transit’s Sounder event trains for the MLS Cup Final Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC 12 p.m. match. Inbound Sounder trains will depart from Edmonds at 9:51  a.m. and 10:11 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 60 minutes after the game. Both…

Holly House holding pajama-folding work party Nov. 9

Holly House, which provides holiday gifts for children in need in the Edmonds School District, is hosting a pajama work party Saturday, Nov. 9. The goal is to sort, size and box 1,000 pairs of pajamas for the Holly House holiday event in December. The work party will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Armadillo…

‘Evidence’ topic of Sno-Isle Genealogical Society Nov. 6 meeting

“Evidence” is the topic of the program to be presented by Keith Allred at the monthly meeting of the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the LDS Family History Library, 22015 48th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. There is a short business meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. Guests…