Lynnwood Lifestyles: REI camping workshop, Apple Art Lab for teachers, difficult employees workshop

Prep for Your Camping Trip With REI’s Workshop
Tuesday, April 30, 6-8 p.m.

REI is hosting its much-anticipated Deluxe Camping Workshop on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in Alderwood Mall. An REI department specialist will be hosting the class, providing hands-on experience and sharing tips and tricks that make the camping experience much more comfortable for the whole family, or friend crew.

Over the course of two hours, 12 lucky campers will get to try out various camping gear, and learn the secrets of a speedy onsite setup.

No experience is needed to join the workshop. Member price is $20, with a non-member price of $40. To register, please visit the REI event webpage.

Calling All Teachers: Polish Your Sketching With Apple’s Art Lab
Tuesday, April 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Every so often, Apple locations host creative sessions to help customers learn how to navigate Apple devices, create artwork and do more overall with their iPhones, iPads and Macs. And there is a lab for most niches, from photography to video.

Apple Alderwood is hosting an Art Lab for teachers specifically, called Sketch Projects, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Over the course of an hour, iPads and Apple Pencils will be used to learn new sketching techniques that can be easily translated into the classroom.

iPads and Pencils will be provided, but teachers are more than welcome to bring their own should they decide to do that. Teachers of students age 5-18 are recommended.

If you miss this Lab, perhaps you can make it to their Apple Bellevue Square May 8 at 5 p.m. The same content will be available, just at a different location.

To sign up, or obtain more information, visit the website.

Learn to Manage Employees: Best Practices for Difficult Workplace Scenarios
Thursday, May 9, 9-11:30 a.m.

If you’re a business owner struggling to manage staff and sticky workplace situations, then attending this talk may be just what you need. Using several examples, and an insightful panel discussion with HR professionals and attorneys, All Things HR will highlight various obstacles that business owners have to contend with on a daily basis.

Among the issues covered will be recreational marijuana in the workplace, post-hiring criminal history, controversial and announced political beliefs, retaliation, attitude problems, and more.

Industry leaders, including local CEOs and department managers, will explain how they handled these difficult situations, the results obtained, and what they would change if they could.

There will also be a speaker, Suzan Sturholm, President of All Things HR, LLC, who has over 25 years of experience in the field. Sturholm is best known for her strategic planning and cost-effective solutions to complex problems.

Held at the Baker Room in the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Hotel in north Lynnwood, this event is recommended for mid-level or senior-level business professionals with experience in HR, leadership, and compliance.

Tickets are $99, which you can get on the Eventbrite webpage. Refunds are available for up to one day before the event. For more information, visit the LWHRA webpage.

Jennifer Mendez

— By Jennifer Mendez

Jennifer Mendez is a content creator and Lynnwood resident who specializes in copy, graphic design and photography for her clients. Whenever she’s not creating something, she’s exploring new places to eat in the area. If you would like your event listed in Lynnwood Lifestyles, contact Jenn at

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