Celebrate the Holiday Season at Heritage Park

Lynnwood’s charming Heritage Park will be hosting a celebration of the upcoming holiday season with an open house on Dec. 7. Even though everything has the look of the approaching winter season, you will still get a warm welcome from the friendly volunteers at the park. The lights will be on and the welcome mats out….

QFC West Lynnwood sponsors third annual Giving Tree

QFC West Lynnwood, Annie’s Community Kitchen, Edmonds Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial are sponsoring the third annual Giving Tree. The Christmas tree is located in the floral department, and a second tree in the bakery department, at QFC in Lynnwood, 7500 196th St. S.W. Both trees are decked with wish lists of children and families in need in…

Don’t let the Grinch target your holiday season

As you head out shopping this week, Safety Sessions offers these suggestions to protect yourself from becoming a victim of crime this holiday season: Make note of your parking spot so that you don’t have to wander around the parking lot after shopping. Have your keys in your hand before leaving the mall and walk…

What’s open and closed in Lynnwood on Thanksgiving

Here’s what’s open and operating, and what isn’t, on Thanskgiving Day: City of Lynnwood Facilities – city offices closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28. The Recreation Center will be open Nov. 28 on a holiday schedule. Schools – Edmonds Public Schools are closed through Friday, Nov. 28. Lynnwood Library – closed Thursday, Nov. 27. Lynnwood and…

Tips for a safer Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with three times as many an average day, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Snohomish County Fire District 1 offers the following safety tips to help avoid a Thanksgiving fire: Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep…

Thanksgiving travel plans? Know before you go, state transportation department advises

Ready to gobble down some turkey and stuffing? First, make sure you’ve cooked up a plan to navigate heavy Thanksgiving weekend traffic. The best recipe for successful holiday travel is to plan ahead: · Check the Washington State Department of Transportation’s best times to travel tips. · Get informed about WSDOT’s mobile app and online…

Holly House gearing up for annual gift-giving event for local kids

Holly House is gearing up to put on its annual one-day event that serves 2,000 local children from 15 schools in the Edmonds School District. This is a holiday gift-giving program that focuses on gifts and necessities for struggling families. Holly House is currently seeking donations for both boys and girls, including new pajama bottoms…

Snohomish County PUD offers energy smart holiday ideas

With the holiday season fast approaching, Snohomish County PUD notes that there are ways you can decorate your home that also are energy efficient. Here are a few ideas: Energy Saving Holiday Lights: This holiday season turn to energy-efficient LED lights. They use 1/100th of the energy of a C7 holiday bulb and 1/10th of the…

Lynnwood Elementary Holiday Craft Fair set for Saturday

The Lynnwood Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization 2014 Holiday Craft Fair is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 in the school gym. Come shop for special handmade gifts. Concessions will be available. Door prizes of donated vendor craft items will be raffled off throughout the day. Support local craft makers and artisans while…

Cedar Park Christian School hosts Christmas Bazaar on Saturday

Cedar Park Christian School Lynnwood Campus is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 15. The free family event will be from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and will feature rustic inspired treasures, specialty foods and gifts for the home and body. Cedar Park Christian School Lynnwood Campus is located at 17931 64th Ave. W.

Celebrate Veterans Day in Lynnwood

Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11, and Lynnwood is hosting two events aimed at showing support and appreciation of those who have served our country: Lynnwood’s Veterans Day ceremony is set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Park. Join the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1040, Mayor Nicola Smith, and the Northwest Jr. Pipe Band…

What’s open and closed on Veterans Day in Lynnwood

Those who have served in the armed forces are being honored on Tuesday with the observance of Veterans Day; here is the list of what is open or operating, and what isn’t, in Lynnwood on Tuesday: Public and private schools: all closed Lynnwood City Facilities: all closed except for the Recreation Center, which will be open from…

Alderwood Gap Kids looking for craft vendors for upcoming holiday bazaar

The Alderwood Mall Gap Kids store is looking for local vendors and crafters for its holiday bazaar on Dec. 6. The bazaar will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and will showcase local talent and their products. Each vendor must be able to accept their own form of payment and a small belly bar sized display/booth. The…

Look who’s come to town: Santa Claus

A familiar face has touched down in Lynnwood. Santa Claus has arrived at the Alderwood Mall. For those families wishing to avoid the holiday rush, you can now have your picture taken with St. Nick. Santa Claus and his helpers are located between the Village and Macy’s. For more information see: www.alderwoodmall.com/events/santa-photos  

Lynnwood Veterans Day Ceremony set for Nov. 11 at Veterans Park

Lynnwood’s Veterans Day ceremony is set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Park. Join the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1040, Mayor Nicola Smith, and the Northwest Jr. Pipe Band in honoring the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Veterans Park is located at 44th Ave. W. and Veterans Way…

Head to the mall for safe and dry Trick or Treating

The following Alderwood Mall retailers will be handing out treats at their location while supplies last. abercrombie 4 – 6pm Aeropostale 6 pm American Girl – handing out stickers all day Anime World – throughout day Anthony’s Fish Bar 5 – 9 pm Anthony’s Seafood Grill 5 – 9p m Apple – handing out small…

Haunted Halls of Hemlock Acres to offer dry Halloween fun

The Haunted Halls of Hemlock Acres will be open on Friday, Oct. 31. From 5-7 p.m., the halls are child-friendly and spook-free and the haunting will be from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. A $1 donation required for admission with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital. Haunted Halls of Hemlock Acres is located at 15123 46th Pl. W., Lynnwood,…

Take your kids here for a safe and fun Halloween

Here are some Halloween related events and activities for kids: Edmonds Community College invites the community to visit the haunted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) lab 12-6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 31 in Monroe Hall, 6606 196th St. SW. in Lynnwood. Witness explosive — yet safe — demonstrations and participate in hands on activities such as 3D ghost…

Check out haunted STEM lab at Edmonds Community College on Friday, Oct. 31

Edmonds Community College invites the community to visit the haunted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) lab 12-6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 31 in Monroe Hall, 6606 196th St. SW. in Lynnwood. Witness explosive — yet safe — demonstrations and participate in hands on activities such as 3D ghost printing and laser cutting goblins. There will also be candy…

Northlake Christian Church presents Pumpkin Palooza on Oct. 31

Northlake Christian Church presents Pumpkin Palooza from 5-8 p.m, Friday, Oct. 31. Everyone is invited to join in the fall community celebration. Enjoy candy, games, photos, crafts food and more. A hot dog meal will be available for $2. Northlake Christian Church is located at 19029 North Road, Bothell. For more information call 425-672-8044.

Alderwood Community Church hosts Trunk-N-Treat on Oct. 31

Alderwood Community Church presents its annual Trunk-N-Treat event at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 at the church. Enjoy candy, carnival games, cake walk, inflatables, crafts and a pumpkin cafe. Alderwood Community Church is located at 3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood. For more information call 425-774-7766