Students compete in Healthy Habits track and field meet

More than 250 elementary students took over Edmonds’ Civic Field for the second of three Track and Field meets sponsored by Verdant Heath Commission and the Boys and Girls Club.  Events included footraces, hurdles, relay races, javelin, shot put and more. It’s all part of the Healthy Habits program operating in seven area “Super Schools.” Each…

Too much candy? Lynnwood Kids Dentist schedules Buy Back Day on Nov. 5

Lynnwood Kids Dentist has scheduled its annual Candy Buy Back Day on Thursday, Nov. 5. Bring in your loot to Lynnwood Kids Dentist between 4-6 p.m. and receive $1 for every pound of wrapped, unopened candy. (5 pounds max per child.) All candy collected will be donated to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude….

Small businesses collecting Coins For Kids to benefit Clothes For Kids

Clothes For Kids is partnering with a number of local businesses to raise funds through a Coins for Kids drive. Through this kind of community support, Clothes For Kids is able to provide thousands of low-income students with school wardrobes each school year. “This fall, small businesses are stepping up to help Clothes For Kids empower…

K-6 students invited to the Great Pumpkin Race

Edmonds School District running coaches and Mountlake Terrace High School are hosting a free race for elementary students. All District students are invited to participate on Thursday, Oct. 29 with the first of three age-group races starting at 4:15 p.m. This second Annual Great Pumpkin Race will be an exciting opportunity for students to test their fitness as…

Lynnwood cross country runners compete in Hole in the Wall Invite

Several Lynnwood middle school students who attend Brier Terrace Middle School were among those who competed last weekend in the Hole in the Wall Invitational, the largest cross country invitational meet in Washington state, held last weekend at Lakewood High School. “Brier Terrace faced off against 16 other middle schools, with 100 girls and 142 boys…

Girl Scouts informational meetings scheduled for Oct. 13, 22

Parents and youth interested in the Girl Scouts program are invited to attend one of two informational meetings on Oct. 13 and Oct. 22 in Lynnwood. Troops will be formed at the two sessions. Tues: Oct 13: 6-7 p.m. at Lynnwood Fire Department, 18800 44th Ave. West, Lynnwood Thurs. Oct 22: 6:-7 PM at Trinity Lutheran…

Second round of tryouts Sunday for Maverick Boys Feeder Program basketball

The Meadowdale Maverick Boys Feeder Program 5th and 6th grade basketball teams will have a second round of tryouts on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Meadowdale High School from 2-4 p.m.. The Meadowdale Feeder Basketball Program is designed to give young players who will be attending Meadowdale High School the opportunity to play together and develop…

Help support homeless kids in the Edmonds School District

Washington Kids in Transition has plans this year to help the 181 homeless students in the Edmonds School District. The non-profit organization, which helped 125 McKinney Vento students last year, needs your help to supplement its emergency closet. The emergency closet is up and running. Among the items distributed are: Boys and girls socks Boys and girls…

Clothes For Kids hosts Open House on Wednesday

Want to know more about what Clothes For Kids does? Have you seen the “shop” first-hand? The public is invited to an Open House from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23. This is a great way to learn about the organization’s school wardrobe program and how Clothes For Kids uses community support to make it happen. The event is…

VFW Post 8870 announces annual student essay contest

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is sponsoring its Annual Student Essay Contest, which is open for students residing within the Edmonds and Mukilteo School Districts. Students attending private schools or being home-schooled are eligible to enter the contest. The Youth Essay Program is for students in grades 3, 4 and 5. The essay, not to exceed…

Clothes For Kids launches Business Coin Drive; hosts Open House on Sept. 23

Clothes For Kids is launching its first annual Business Coin Drive this month. For 32 years, Clothes For Kids has been serving Snohomish County with a vision of empowering students for success one wardrobe at a time. “Clothes For Kids is 100 percent locally funded through community support,” says Joy Ingram, Development Director at the non-profit. …

Clothes For Kids to open next week for back-to-school shopping

Clothes For Kids opens Monday, Aug. 24 for its 32nd year of providing low-income students with school wardrobes. “ Our vision is to empower students for success one wardrobe at a time,” said Nancy Laird-Burris, Program Manager at Clothes For Kids. “With the school wardrobe program, we are able to operate a store-like environment that…

Vote now to help Washington Kids in Transition provide for homeless students

Washington Kids in Transition, which provides after-school snacks for homeless students in the Edmonds School District, needs your help to make it into the top three of the Safeco Make more happen contest. The Safeco Make More Happen Contest for summer began July 27 and runs through Monday, Aug. 17. The three teams with the…

Clothes for Kids conducting an underwear drive for students in need

Clothes for Kids is collecting donations of new underwear in all sizes. Donations may be dropped off at Clothes For Kids in Lynnwood (16725 52nd Ave. W.) — come around to the back of the building and ring the doorbell there. Volunteers will be available to accept donations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.–noon….

Lynnwood Kids Fire Camp coming Sept. 1-4; registration being accepted

Kids, ages 11 through 14, can learn about being a firefighter at Lynnwood’s Kids Fire Camp Sept. 1-4. Fire Camp is a four-day program offered to middle school aged children that provides fire and life safety education and promotes injury prevention by encouraging healthy and safe behaviors. The program is designed to instill self-confidence, teamwork,…

Lynnwood Library welcomes Comic Book Historian presentation

Which superhero do you identify with? What’s your superpower? Why are we drawn to the heroic and superhuman? Learn about popular superheroes with journalist and comic book historian T. Andrew Wahl at 7 p.m. July 16 at Lynnwood Library. Wahl’s interactive multimedia presentation engages teens and adults by exploring heroic characters from Wonder Woman to Spider-Man and…

Shakespeare in the Park returns July 15

Pack some snacks and head on down to Lynndale Park (18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood) for an evening of Shakespeare performed by professional theater troupes Wooden O and GreenStage. Perfect for the whole family – rain or shine – in the renovated amphitheater. The amphitheater is ADA accessible and a great place for all visitors…

Volunteer opportunities at Clothes for Kids

Clothes for Kids has two upcoming volunteer opportunities: The first is a one-time commitment to help promote Clothes For Kids at the Taste of Edmonds Aug. 14-16. The organization is seeking adults 18 and older to work a shift (approx. four hours); volunteers will take tickets, direct participants and answer questions. Those interested in this position…

Edmonds Community College offering youth camps

Edmonds Community College offers a number of different summer youth camps for kids ages 8-16.  Minecraft Designer! | July 6-9 | $195 Make Your First Video Game! | July 13-16 | $195 Code Breakers! | July 20-23 | $195 Updated! App Attack! | July 27-30 | $195 Manufacturing Marvels! | July 13-16 | $295  …

Reminder: Meadowdale Mavericks Youth Basketball Camp set for July 6-9

The Meadowdale Mavericks’ 20th annual basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-9 is set for July 6-9 at Meadowdale High School. The camp is open to any incoming K-9th grade boys and girls who want to enhance their understanding of the game of basketball, and learn the importance of fundamentals, hard work and…

Jr. Royals Cheer Squad hosts Community Fundraiser/Garage Sale on Saturday and Sunday

The Jr. Royals Cheer Squad is having a Community Fundraiser/Garage Sale on Saturday and Sunday. The sale will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 17819 16th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Items available include clothes, shoes, books, games and furniture. There also will be a treat table with homemade baked goods and lemonade run by the Jr. Royals Cheerleaders….

Brighton School sixth graders’ project places eighth in world competition

Brighton School sixth graders’ environmental preservation and restoration project placed eighth in the world at the Destination Imagination Global Finals, the largest creative problem solving organization in the world. The team advanced to the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. after placing second at the Washington State Destination Imagination Finals. For the past seven months, students…

Alderwood Stadium 7 presents Summer Movie Express for kids

School is out in south Snohomish County and parents are looking for some cheap activities to keep their kids busy. How about a movie? Regal Entertainment Group is bringing back their Summer Movie Express for 2015 to a number of Puget Sound movie theaters, including the Regal Alderwood Stadium 7 in Lynnwood. Admission is $1,…