Mountlake Terrace Plaza hosting barbecue food truck July 1

To celebrate the Fourth of July and the beginning of summer, Mountlake Terrace Plaza will be hosting a food truck July 1 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The public is invited to stop by and have a barbecue lunch from the Pecos Pit food truck, visit with staff and take a tour of the senior living…

Kids with disabilities enjoy a day of soapbox car racing, thanks to Lynnwood Rotary

Returning after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Lynnwood held its Challenge Series Race Saturday at Lynnwood Elementary School. The free event featured seven drivers and 24 co-drivers, along with about 40 friends and family who showed up to support them. The Challenge Series Race pairs children 5 years and…

Reminder: Learn how to stop aquatic hitchhikers during June 25 event at Lake Ballinger

To help people enjoy Lake Ballinger without spreading aquatic invasive species, the City of Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish Conservation District are hosting a “Clean-Drain-Dry” event at the Ballinger boat launch on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to noon. Staff will be on hand to show people how to identify invasive plants and animals; how…

Juneteenth event celebrates freedom and fathers at Esperance Park

About 150 people gathered at Esperance Park Sunday to celebrate the newest federal holiday, Juneteenth. Juneteeth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved people that the Civil War was over, and that they were free. The Edmonds-based Lift Every Voice Legacy, led by Donnie Griffin, observed the day with…

Casino organization providing 4,200 summer packs for families in need

Maverick Gaming, which owns several casinos throughout the region, will be giving out 4,200 summer packs June 28 for families and kids in need at its annual “School’s Out” event hosted at multiple locations throughout the state. Each string backpack will be filled with items including snacks, lightweight outdoor toys, treats, grocery gift cards and…

Reminder: Economic Alliance’s Garry Clark to speak at Juneteenth celebration June 19

Garry Clark, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, will deliver a “Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day” spoken word presentation at the Lift Every Voice Legacy’s (LEVL) second annual Juneteenth Festival of Freedom June 19 at Esperance Park, 7830 222nd St. S.W. Free food, outdoor games, face painting. and arts and craft…

Tour de Terrace organizers looking forward to event’s return July 22-24

Tour de Terrace, the three-day Seafair-sanctioned summer festival held in Mountlake Terrace, returns July 22-24 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said they are excited to once again be hosting the community event. The traditional festivities include a Friday parade with Seafair pirates and clowns, live music, a beer garden, carnival,…

Hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? Get help June 25

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, June 25, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Experienced researcher Caroll Budny is available for free, 40-minute, in-person appointments. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 to leave a message. Your call will be…

Bestselling author R.L. Stine at online library event June 15

Sno-Isle Libraries is presenting an online webinar with author R.L. Stine on Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. It includes a moderated conversation with Stine, who is the bestselling author/creator of the Goosebumps and Fear Streethorror fiction series of books for kids and teens. Stine will also be giving a special reading during the one-hour…

Reminder: ‘Carp On the Fly’ topic of June 14 Olympic Fly Fishers meeting

Jim Pankierwicz will speak on “Carp On the Fly” at the  Tuesday, June 14 meeting of the Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds. Pankierwicz will discuss settings and types of water to fish, carp behaviors and strategies for catching them on flies. You can find more information and a brief video here. The meeting will be at…

Your guide to favorite summertime happenings in 2022

Summer events are back — and we’ve rounded up a list of community favorites to place on your calendar. Mountlake Terrace July 3 Fireworks Show Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m. in Ballinger Park The event includes a DJ and food trucks culminating with a fireworks display over Lake Ballinger that will begin when darkness…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation party set for June 15

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Celebrate the Arts Party is set for Wednesday, June 15 on the plaza at Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center. Get early access to view the juried art galleries at the Edmonds Arts Festival, enjoy an evening of fun with friends, drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music by Aaron Crawford while…

Happening nearby: Mini hydroplane races this weekend at Silver Lake in Everett

  The Seattle Outboard Association will be hosting two days of outboard hydroplane races this weekend at Thornton A. Sullivan Park located on Silver Lake in south Everett. Races are free to watch and will take place from roughly 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. The association’s first…

Girls on Run Snohomish County hosting 5K event June 11

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County will host its annual Celebration 5K event on Saturday, June 11, at Willis Tucker Park in Everett. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls and gender-expansive youth in third…

MLT Garden Club holding annual spring planting event Friday

The Mountlake Terrace Garden Club is holding its annual spring planting event Friday, June 3. The planting effort will start at 4:50 p.m. with garden beds located outside of the Mountlake Terrace Library before then moving to four other planting sites located throughout the city. The garden club recently cleared weeds from the planting sites…

Three days of free access to state parks coming in June

In honor of three different events, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is providing the public with a free day of access to state parks on three days in June during which visitors will not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. Free days of access this month include : Saturday, June 11 — National Get…

Brier residents invited to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Wednesday

The Brier Police Department will be holding “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday, June 1 at Brier Pizza Kitchen from 7-10:00 a.m. Residents are invited to stop by for an informal conversation with Brier police over a cup of coffee. Brier Pizza Kitchen is located at 23631 Brier Road  

Pride Month kickoff event at Snohomish County Campus June 1

An event to kick off Pride Month in Snohomish County is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, from noon to 4 p.m. on the Snohomish County Campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave in Everett. “Snohomish County is a welcoming one. This is a wonderful and important opportunity to celebrate, support and learn from our friends, families and…

Maintaining your independence as you age topic of June 1 panel discussion

Northwest Neighbors Network, which works to help seniors age well in their own homes, is hosting an interactive discussion Wednesday, June 1 about ways that seniors can maintain their independence for as long as possible. Northwest Neighbors Network serves residents in North King County (Shoreline and Lake Forest Park) and South Snohomish County (Edmonds, Brier,…

Puget Sound Bird Fest returns in person Sept. 10-11

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Puget Sound Bird Fest on Sept. 10-11 in Edmonds. This beloved fall tradition will return in person for nature lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest with two days of speakers, guided walks, field trips, boat tours, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults. The 2022 event will kick off Saturday…

Save the date: A Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day at Esperance Park June 19

After celebrating Juneteenth virtually in 2021 due to COVID restrictions, Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) is hosting — along with regional partners from South Snohomish and North King counties — its first in-person Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day Picnic on Sunday, June 19 at Esperance Park. The event marks  the second year LEVL has organized its Juneteenth…

Oktoberfest returning to Edmonds Sept. 23-24

After launching the popular event in 2019, the Edmonds Rotary Club’s “annual” Oktoberfest had to go on a two-year break due to COVID. But the club announced that the event is returning this fall, with a 5K run, live music and, of course, beer. Oktoberfest will be held at Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center Field on…

Reminder: 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…