Applications now being accepted for the Working Families Tax Credit

The Washington State Department of Revenue has begun accepting applications for the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC). Up to 400,00 eligible Washington workers and their families may receive money back this year. The new program returns a portion of sales tax paid each year and is modeled after the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)…

Save the date: Lynnwood hosting Ties and Tiaras Winter Ball Feb. 25

Come dance the night away and capture all the special moments during the Ties and Tiaras Winter Ball hosted by the City of Lynnwood Saturday, Feb. 25 at Cedar Valley Gym. Dancing, snacks and photo ops are all a part of this evening of magic. Advance registration is required; gentlemen and girls register separately. Dads,…

Participants get a kick out of Edmonds Schools Foundation fundraiser

Nearly 1,200 kids and adults gathered at College Place Middle School School Saturday morning for the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s 14th annual Celebrate Schools 5K and its inaugural Futsal Tournament. Approximately 1,100 runners and 90 futsal players — a game like soccer, only with fewer players — participated Saturday morning. All funds raised from the…

Doing genealogy research? Sno-Isle Genealogical Society can help

Have you been away from researching your family history or maybe just now have time to do this? Sno-Isle Genealogical Society (SIGS) is here to help with this important and fun research. Free in- person as well as Zoom sessions are now being offered. There is a Monday morning workshop on Zoom, an evening Zoom…

Square dance lessons now offered in Lynnwood and Mill Creek

The Mount Baker Square Dance Council – the governing organization for 15 square and round dance clubs in the north Puget Sound area from Kirkland to Lynden – is now offering swing dance lessons at multiple venues in Mill Creek and Lynnwood. According to organizer, modern square dancing is a great way to get exercise…

Vaughn’s Teaching Farm and Kitchen ending summer season with multiple events

Lynnwood-based Vaughn’s Teaching Farm and Kitchen is hosting a few more summer events before it closes for the entire month of September in preparation for the fall season. S’mores Night on the Farm is happening on Friday, Aug. 26 from 7-9 p.m. Attendees can bring a blanket, chair or lounge on the grassy lawn as…

Free South County Fire kids camps Aug. 18 in Edmonds, Lynnwood

South County Fire is hosting two free Kids Fire Camps on Aug. 18 with fun safety activities for the whole family: – Edmonds Fire Camp, 1-2 p.m., downtown fire station 17, 275 6th Ave. N. – Lynnwood Fire Camp, 6-7 p.m., Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. (before Sandlot Cinemas in the Park). Kids can…

Annual Mouse Meet at Lynnwood Convention Center July 30

The Lynnwood Convention Center is hosting the 12th annual Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet this Saturday, July 30. The Mouse Meet, known as the best unofficial Disney fan event in the world, celebrates all things Disney. Disney guest speakers, Disneyana Vendors, themed photo opps, interactive games, themed food, Disney authors and much more will be offered…

Youth Day planned for Ballinger Park July 16

Youth Day at Lake Ballinger is family-friendly environmental event scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 16, at Ballinger Park, 23000 Lakeview Dr., in Mountlake Terrace. Learn how to help protect the streams and lakes around you – as well as the people, plants and animals that enjoy them. Designed for ages pre-K through…

Summer reading with Sno-Isle Libraries begins June 20

Summer reading at Sno-Isle Libraries — an annual event for all children and teens — begins June 20 and continues through Sept. 11. After reading or being read to for 10 hours, each participant receives a free book provided through the generous support of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and Friends of the Library groups. The…

Sound Transit asks public to weigh in on proposed free youth fares

Sound Transit is asking for public feedback on a proposed policy change to implement free fares for passengers age 18 and younger. The Sound Transit Board is expected in July to consider a proposal to make fares free for youth. The change would be implemented by Sept. 1, 2022, before the start of the school…

Hundreds attend Lynnwood’s 7th annual Cops & Kids event

The Lynnwood Police Department welcomed hundreds to its 7th annual Cops & Kids event on Saturday morning. Children were able to interact with police vehicles, learn about fingerprinting techniques, play games, win prizes, watch the police drone in action and get to know Lynnwood police officers. A K-9 demonstration was also held with K-9 Cannon….

Family art workshop at Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum June 4

A family art workshop exploring the works of Pacific Northwest artist Howard Duell is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. The workshop is being presented by Cascadia Team Ambassadors, a group of six high school students who volunteer at the Cascadia Art Museum. Howard Duell’s works, showcased…

Reminder: Edmonds College Black Box Theatre hosts weekly Fiasco nights in May

Each week, the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds College presents improvised stories of the world of greed, lust and betrayal based on the Bully Pulpit role playing game called Fiasco! New settings, characters and plots are introduced every week. Stories are mainly guided by the audience and the narrator. Each two-act play is inspired by…

Lynnwood’s Somerset Village Apartments welcome new Comcast Lift Zone Lab

Thanks to a partnership between the YWCA and Comcast, families at Lynnwood’s Somerset Village Apartments now have a digital learning space to call their own. Last week, the two organizations unveiled the new Comcast Lift Zone Lab at the YWCA’s Somerset Village Apartments, which include 64 permanent housing units for families earning 60% and below…

Children encouraged to get outside on Kids to Parks Day May 21

This Saturday, May 21, is the 12th annual Kids to Parks Day, a day of outdoor exploration at local, state, and national parks and public lands across the country. On Kids to Parks Day, kids and families are encouraged to go outside and connect with their local, state and national parks and public lands through…

USDA: Keeping infants safe in midst of formula shortages

There are few things that worry a parent more than their children’s health and safety. The ongoing infant formula shortage due to supply chain issues, which worsened due to a major formula recall in February, has left many caregivers feeling concerned and anxious about their options for safely feeding their infants, the USDA Food and Nutrition…

Silver Creek Family Church hosting NERF Battle Royale for students May 15

Lynnwood’s Silver Creek Family Church is opening its doors to all 7th-12th graders on Sunday, May 15, for a free campus-wide NERF Battle Royale. The event will take place across the entire church property: on the field, in the parking lot and in the church building. As kids are eliminated, the boundaries will shrink down…

Children on autism spectrum welcomed to Cops for Inclusion event

The Lynnwood Police Department welcomed 45 families to the Community Life Center last weekend for its first annual Cops for Inclusion event. The goal was to create a welcoming and safe environment for children on the autism spectrum to learn more about police and ways they help the community. Children and parents were able to…

Girl Scouts sponsoring carnival at Alderwood Boys and Girls Club April 24

Girl Scouts of the Edmonds School District invite families to drop by their carnival on Sunday, April 24 at the Aderwood Boys and Girls Club, 19719 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood, from 1-3 p.m. The event will feature games, prizes, face painting and popcorn. Learn and see what Girl Scouts are all about; including information on the…

Playful Learning Co-op Preschool survives pandemic through virtual preschool

Lynnwood’s Playful Learning Co-op Preschool (PLCP) survived the COVID-19 pandemic with a surprisingly successful solution: a virtual preschool. Last year, the preschool was fully remote, but families had the option of coming to the facility to use their large outdoor space if they felt comfortable doing so. This year, the PLCP is the only co-op…

Lynnwood’s Playful Learning Co-op Preschool hosting open houses this week

The Playful Learning Co-op Preschool (PLCP) in Lynnwood is hosting open houses this week in preparation for enrollment in the upcoming school year. An affiliate of Edmonds College, PLCP is almost entirely volunteer-run, with one paid staff member. The preschool strives to support families and the community through parent education and caregiver involvement.  Open houses…

Parent Leadership Training Institute open for registration

Parents and their children are invited to learn leadership skills that can be put to use in their school and their community. Offered in conjunction with Everett Community College, the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, virtual, 12-week courses that teach civic and community leadership in a supportive group environment. Parents receive five free…

Verdant features classes for families, teens in October

In October,the Verdant Health Commission is offering an array of classes that include two focused on supporting families and teens and a grief and loss support group. These virtual classes require pre-registration. Learn more or pre-register for classes by visiting Verdant’s website at verdanthealth.org. Virtual – Sports Nutrition for the Teen Athlete With the return…

Books for kids, little to big

Publisher’s note: In these days of social distancing, many parents may be looking for ways to keep their kids engaged at home.  Edmonds resident and retired teacher Barbara Chase offered to share her own list of reading recommendations for children of all ages.  Ever since I started teaching many moons ago, I noticed that schools seemed…