Rehearsals start this fall for Northwest Girlchoir   

For girls and young women who love to sing, Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers entering grades 1-12 this fall. Learn musicianship, vocal technique and performance skills, all while building lasting friendships in a supportive community. During the span of almost five decades, Northwest Girlchoir has empowered and inspired thousands of girls and young…

Playtime: Mental health events and resources, plus free summer activities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As I looked around for some stats to lead into some local free resources, it is clear that the need is widespread and that the pandemic “exacerbated existing disparities in mental health services.” Many of us can see the negative effects, though some found a better fit in remote…

Sponsor spotlight: Scotty’s Food Truck special this week — Jumbo Shrimp Caesar Salad

Scotty’s Food Truck will be in at Five Corners Calvary Chapel parking lot in Edmonds Thursday-Saturday this week with a featured special of Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Caesar Salad. Of course, the other salad Scotty’s Food Truck is famous for — Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad — will also be available. As another rainstorm rolls in, perhaps you’re craving…

School of Rock Lynnwood to hold grand reopening May 14

School of Rock will hold a grand reopening at its new Lynnwood location from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The event will take place at3503 188th St. S.W., Lynnwood. The festivities will include crafts, snacks, free trial lessons, school tours and performances by the Lynnwood adult performance Group, student house band, and other special guests. School…

Showcasing student musicians, the Edmonds Jazz Connection returns May 21

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Edmonds Jazz Connection featuring local student musicians is returning to downtown Edmonds Saturday, May 21. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. It features student musicians from 13 schools at the middle, high…

Sponsor spotlight: Scotty’s Food Truck featuring your favorites in Edmonds this week

Scotty’s Food Truck will be in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, serving all your favorites, from the Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, to fish tacos to clam chowder in a bread bowl. The truck will be parked in the Five Corners Calvary Chapel parking lot, as usual. Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615…

Vessel Taphouse hosts first ever Hip Hop Cypher Contest May 13

Know how to rap but don’t know where to perform? Lynnwood’s Vessel Taphouse is hosting its first ever Hip Hop Cypher Contest on Friday, May 13. Starting at 7 p.m., this event is open to anyone ready to battle it out on stage. A sign-up fee of $5 is required for performers, but the event…

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…

Playtime: Library options, Health & Fitness Expo and other summer events

I just finished listening to a library book, Dealing with Dragons, by Patricia Wrede. The book was recommended to me by Annie Carl, owner of The Neverending Bookshop in Perrinville, as I was shopping for a Christmas present for a tween. Sure, it’s a fantasy book whose age range is 10 to 12 year olds…

Sponsor spotlight: Treat mom to a meal from Scotty’s Food Truck this week

Just in time for Mother’s Day weekend festivities, Scotty’s Food Truck will be in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat mom to the Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, or enjoy the fish tacos or a clam chowder bread bowl. The truck will be parked in the Five Corners Calvary Chapel parking lot, as usual. Call…

Cascade Symphony seeks concertmaster candidates

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO), which recently completed its 60th season of providing classical music entertainment for residents of Snohomish and King counties, is seeking candidates for the leadership role of concertmaster beginning with the 2022-23 concert season that will start in the fall. The orchestra performs seven concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts…

Reminder: May 2 deadline for high school students to participate in 2022 Congressional Art Competition

The deadline is approaching for all high school-aged students who live or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. Art submissions and forms are due to Congressman Rep. Rick Larsen’s office by Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m. Accepted mediums include drawings, paintings, photography, computer-generated art,…

Restaurant News: Help wanted a sign of the times, plus more delicious food truck fare

An old song by the Five Man Electrical Band comes to mind and the lyrics are so appropriate:“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…” Posted in business windows, on their Facebook pages, even online: Here’s one I spotted on craigslist. Restaurants are pleading for help. I heard through the grapevine that one of our local spots is…

Art Walk Edmonds offering two Summer Wine Walks, and tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for Art Walk Edmonds’ Summer Wine Walks, set for two Saturdays — June 25 and Aug. 6 — from 5-8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $30 at www.ArtWalkEdmonds.com/wine-walks. Come sip local wines, shop small, socialize with good friends and support the arts in Edmonds. Organizers recommend you buy your tickets soon: Sell-outs…

Edmonds Arts Festival seeking sponsors

For three glorious days every year for the last 60 years (pandemic excepted), tens of thousands of art lovers have descended upon the center of the art universe in Edmonds for the Edmonds Arts Festival. Back again this year June 17-19 (Father’s Day weekend), the festival offers artists booths, free live entertainment, a juried gallery…

Project Girl Mentoring Program hosting free open mic night April 16

Project Girl Mentoring Program is looking to cast a spotlight on local talents at an open mic night on Saturday, April 16. Poets, spoken word artists, singers and comedians of all skill levels are welcome to join in this event.  The program’s mission is to foster the advancement of young women of color to make…

Playtime: Summer Music School is back, plus Edmonds College youth technology camps

After checking on the Summer Music School page of the Edmonds School District website for good news (for what seems like the entire last two years,) it finally reads “Summer Music is Baaaaaack!” in bright red type. While slightly amended, Summer Music School in the Edmonds School District is happening this summer — the main…