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

Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills hosts Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday

Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills invites families to Fall Harvest Festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. The annual Fall Harvest Festival features seasonal family fun and activities including pony rides, a balloon clown, a hayride through the changing foliage, a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, a photographer for an individual or group picture and face painting. Complimentary…

Scarecrow Festival entry deadline is Wednesday, online voting starts Thursday

While many of the entries into the second annual Scarecrow Festival are based in Edmonds, the contest actually is open to all in South Snohomish County. Sponsored by the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum, the contest is a celebration of family friendly, handmade scarecrows exhibited throughout Edmonds and South Snohomish County. You still have a…

Happening nearby: Haunted Nightmare at the Nile opens Friday

The curtain is about to rise on what should be one of the scariest and most fun attractions for those who love Halloween. Haunted Nightmare at the Nile is scheduled to open its month-long run on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Nile Shrine Golf Center in Mountlake Terrace. The event is being billed as Seattle’s Only…

Holly House having day-long fundraiser at PF Chang’s on Sept. 23

PF Chang’s in Lynnwood will be donating 20 percent of all its sales to Holly House on Sept. 23. The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Alderwood Mall location. Holly House will be collecting socks and underwear for the 2,000 low-income children it serves in 15 schools In the Edmonds School District.. You and your children also can…

What’s open and closed on Labor Day

Monday, Sept. 1 is Labor Day, and the holiday brings with it a number of closures of private and government operations and services. Here is what’s closed on Monday: Lynnwood City Facilities – all closed. Recreation Center and Pavilion: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Note: the Recreation Center will be closed Sept. 2-7 for maintenance. Alderwood Mall: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.,…

Holly House needs volunteers for Clothes Sorting Party

Holly House, which runs a non-profit children’s holiday gift program, is having a Clothes Sorting Party on Monday, Aug. 25. Volunteers are needed prepare clothes for the Holly House event in December. The Party will be from 6-9 p.m. at Armadillo Storage in Lower C Building  (23031 Highway 99 in Edmonds). Light snacks will be…