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…

Edmonds Center for Arts to present annual free Kidstock! event for families Feb. 1

Edmonds Center for the Arts will present the 8th annual Kidstock!, a free arts celebration for children and families Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event features musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops and activities for kids throughout the ECA campus. The Kidstock! 2020 Main Stage will feature music, dance and cultural performances in a…

Reminder: Health & Fitness Expo at Edmonds District Stadium May 18

The Edmonds School District and Edmonds Parks and Recreation are sponsoring the annual Health & Fitness Expo Saturday, May 18 at Edmonds District Stadium, 7600 212th St. S.W. Free activities include exhibitor booths, a Move 60! Family Fun Run, a family fitness stage, bicycles, gardening, basketball and an obstacle course. The event runs from 9 a.m.-noon….

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Family trivia night, plant sale, paint a whale

Family Trivia Night: Prove You Have What It Takes to Win Thursday, April 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Lynnwood Library 19200 44th Ave. W. Lynnwood There are many events for families in and around Lynnwood, but few are as fun, dynamic, or children-friendly as those hosted by public libraries. And the Lynnwood Library is full…

Bring family to Spook & Splash at Lynnwood Recreation Center Oct. 20

Delight in a night of spooktakular fun from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Lynnwood Recreation Center during Spook & Splash at the Lynnwood pool. Bring the family in their Halloween costumes to this family-friendly event for goblins big and small (ages 1 and up) who seek a not-so-scary but oh-so-fun activity for…

NASA sun experts to visit Sno-Isle Libraries ahead of August total solar eclipse

You haven’t really seen the sun until you look at it through Roger and Linda Kennedy’s eyes. The New Mexico-based couple travels the country for NASA, presenting free classes about the science of the sun. The Kennedys are bringing their telescopes and other equipment to 16 Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries, including Edmonds, Lynnwood and Brier…

Ciudad Interior Contemporary Dance Group to perform on June 28 at Lynndale Park

The Ciudad Interior Contemporary Dance company will be presenting a free performance at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 28 at the Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave. W. Ciudad Interior is a contemporary dance company founded by the Mexican choreographer Alejandro Chávez. They are based in Querétaro, México, and have toured extensively in the United States. The…

Reminder: Lynnwood Police host Cops and Kids event Saturday at Alderwood Mall

Join in the fun from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 6 at the Terraces at Alderwood Mall when Lynnwood Police will create a huge display of police cars, motorcycles, and specialty police vehicles. Kids will have a chance to meet members of the department, tour vehicles and equipment and even win free prizes and giveaways. This event is…

Child’s Play: Lighten up and have fun with ’50 Dangerous Things’

Just last week, I was talking to my kids’ pediatrician about one of the million things I am worried about. At this point, over nine years into our relationship as pediatrician and person who needs reassurance, she handles it by saying just the right thing. I suspect she doesn’t need a long history to find…