Get expert help on your genealogy research Jan. 25 in Lynnwood

Have you hit a “brick wall” with your genealogy research? You can get free help from experienced researcher Caroll Budny this Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. There are two 45-minute appointments left. Call 425-775-6267 on Tuesday or Thursday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., to reserve your…

Donate blood, and you have a chance to win a new car

To maintain an adequate blood supply through the winter months, Bloodworks Northwest and the Haselwood Auto Group in Bremerton have a special offer for blood donors who come into any Bloodworks Northwest donor center — including the Lynnwood location — or participate in a blood drive from now until March 17. Every time participants donate, they will…

Tuesday: Northshore Civil Air Patrol squadron open house in Bothell

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…

Reminder: AAUW ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meeting Jan. 17

New to the Snohomish/King County area? Ready to meet your neighbors? Time to volunteer? Check out the American Association of University Women’s “Coffee and Conversation” meeting from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Bistro 76, 18401 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. And after that Jan. 17 coffee, the group will meet every third Friday. Need more information?…

Saturday: Pay equity topic of AAUW meeting at Edmonds Community College

Marilyn Watkins, policy director with the Economic Opportunity Institute, will talk about pay equity during the Saturday. Jan. 11 meeting of the AAUW Edmonds/SnoKing Branch. The meeting will run from 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Edmonds Community College, Snohomish Hall, Room 338. Watkins is a lifetime advocate for women’s issues – from pay equity to family and medical…

Emergency cold weather shelter open Jan. 9

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open Thursday, Jan. 9. The shelter opens at 7 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest). Dinner, a warm mat and blanket, and breakfast are provided. If you are not driving, please use the van transportation; do not walk to…

Free dementia family caregiver conference set for Feb. 22 in Everett

The Journey, a free conference for families caring for patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia, is set for Saturday, Feb. 22 in Everett. The event, sponsored by the Lynnwood-based Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter, will offer tools and encouragement to unpaid family caregivers. Topics to be covered include: managing stress and distress behaviors, how to cope with the…

This weekend: Lynnwood Scouts to offer Christmas tree recycling Jan. 4-5

Lynnwood BSA Troops 49 and 304 will be offering a pick-up and drop-off service for Christmas trees to be recycled the weekend after New Year’s Day. Here’s the schedule and locations: Troop 304 will be accepting drop-offs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 4-5 at 188th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West —…

Free beginning genealogy class in Lynnwood Jan. 4

Start the new year by making a resolution to research your family history. The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class on the first Saturday of the month, with the next one Jan. 4. The one-hour drop-in class will be at the Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood, at 10 a.m….

Sponsor spotlight: Next free legal clinic for seniors Jan. 8

The Edmonds Senior Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. The clinic runs from 1-3 p.m. Space is limited. Please call ahead to the Edmonds Senior Center for reservations: 425-774-5555. Here’s your chance to ask…

Save the date: AAUW ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meeting Jan. 17

New to the area? Ready to meet your neighbors? Time to volunteer? Check out the American Association of University Women Sno-King Chapter’s “Coffee and Conversation” meeting from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Bistro 76, 18401 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. And after that Jan. 17 coffee, the group will meet every third Friday. Need more information?…

Reminder: Submission deadline Dec. 29 for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries May 2020 event

TEDxSnoIsleLibraries returns May 9, 2020 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The theme Quantum Connections was selected “to evoke wonder, encourage stopping and reconsidering the world within and around us, and to promote deeper thinking about things we take for granted or perhaps never actually considered at all,” the library system says. Proposals for idea…

Happening nearby: Contestant list set for 2020 Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off

All 10 contestants have been confirmed for the 5th Annual Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off, a fundraiser for the Edmonds 4th of July Fireworks & Parades. This year the event will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way. Event guests will be able to sample chowder from each of these contenders and vote…

Reminder: 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…