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…

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…

Summer reading with Sno-Isle Libraries begins June 20

Summer reading at Sno-Isle Libraries — an annual event for all children and teens — begins June 20 and continues through Sept. 11. After reading or being read to for 10 hours, each participant receives a free book provided through the generous support of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and Friends of the Library groups. The…

Brier Library presents Family Storytime at Brier Park June 29

The Brier Library will present Family Storytime with Kaylee from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Brier Park Picnic Shelter, 2903 228th St. S.W. Suitable for toddlers and preschoolers, you can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities together as a family to prepare for the wonder of reading. Attendees are welcome to wear masks. Registration is required…

Sound Transit asks public to weigh in on proposed free youth fares

Sound Transit is asking for public feedback on a proposed policy change to implement free fares for passengers age 18 and younger. The Sound Transit Board is expected in July to consider a proposal to make fares free for youth. The change would be implemented by Sept. 1, 2022, before the start of the school…

Family art workshop at Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum June 4

A family art workshop exploring the works of Pacific Northwest artist Howard Duell is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. The workshop is being presented by Cascadia Team Ambassadors, a group of six high school students who volunteer at the Cascadia Art Museum. Howard Duell’s works, showcased…

Residents invited to vote on Bicentennial Playground playground options

The City of Mountlake Terrace Friday launched a public survey for folks to weigh in on the new playground coming to Matt Hirvela/Bicentennial Park. Everyone in the community is asked to review three options before the City Council approves a final design. The online survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PBPBD8 until May 30. The park’s…

USDA: Keeping infants safe in midst of formula shortages

There are few things that worry a parent more than their children’s health and safety. The ongoing infant formula shortage due to supply chain issues, which worsened due to a major formula recall in February, has left many caregivers feeling concerned and anxious about their options for safely feeding their infants, the USDA Food and Nutrition…

Girl Scouts hosting carnival at Alderwood Boys and Girls Club April 24

Girl Scouts of the Edmonds School District invite families to drop by their carnival on Sunday, April 24 at the Aderwood Boys and Girls Club, 19719 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood, from 1-3 p.m. The event will feature games, prizes, face painting and popcorn. Learn and see what Girl Scouts are all about; including information on the…

Free admission to national parks on April 16 kicks off National Park Week celebration

Entrance fees at national parks will be waived on April 16 to mark the beginning of National Park Week 2022, which runs from April 16-24. The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the parks, for the annual celebration every April that encourages people “to explore amazing places, discover stories…

Nile Shriners hosting Easter Egg Hunt April 16

The Nile Shrine Center in Mountlake Terrace will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt that is free to the public on Saturday, April 16. The event opens at 12:30 p.m. and the egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Organizers note, “Come early to take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny.” The Nile Shrine Center…

Snohomish Conservation District holding annual youth art contest through Feb. 22

The Snohomish Conservation District is holding its fifth annual youth art contest. Through Feb. 22, children in grades pre-K through high school who live in Snohomish County or Camano Island can submit one piece of artwork about birds either online or by mail. Birds were chosen as the special theme for this year’s contest theme…

Parent Leadership Training Institute open for registration

Parents and their children are invited to learn leadership skills that can be put to use in their school and their community. Offered in conjunction with Everett Community College, the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, virtual, 12-week courses that teach civic and community leadership in a supportive group environment. Parents receive five free…

Casino organization providing holiday meals Wednesday for 4,000 families in need

Maverick Gaming, which owns several casinos throughout the region, will be giving out 4,000 holiday meal kits on Dec. 22 to families in need. Each meal package is intended to feed a family of four and includes turkey or ham, green beans, potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie and dinner rolls. The meals are distributed via…

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Holiday bazaar

The Mountlake Terrace Plaza senior living facility, located at 23303 58th Ave. W., held a holiday bazaar Dec. 17 from 4-7 p.m. for residents and the surrounding community. Festivities included a petting zoo, a holiday market featuring local vendors, carolers singing, pictures with Santa Claus, food and refreshments. Old McDebbie’s Farm set up a petting…

Brier holiday tree lighting ceremony Dec. 4

The City of Brier will hold its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 in Brier Park, with Santa and Mrs. Claus set to arrive at 6 p.m. The community event will also feature the Brier Elementary School choir singing carols and a food drive to benefit the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank. Organizers…

Dog-O-Ween costume parade and contest Saturday in Brier

Costumes are for the dogs, and for people, this weekend during the City of Brier’s annual Dog-O-Ween costume event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in Bobcat Park, 3140 236th St. SW. It includes prizes, a costume parade and contest with judging at 3 p.m. “We’re making Bobcat Park an off-leash park – for a…

Verdant features classes for families, teens in October

In October,the Verdant Health Commission is offering an array of classes that include two focused on supporting families and teens and a grief and loss support group. These virtual classes require pre-registration. Learn more or pre-register for classes by visiting Verdant’s website at verdanthealth.org. Virtual – Sports Nutrition for the Teen Athlete With the return…

Brier’s new Little Art Gallery fosters community creativity

When Brier resident Gavin Doyle built a “Little Art Gallery” in his neighborhood, his goal was to add some color for people to enjoy and to share their own creations. Similar to the little lending libraries or food pantries that dot many neighborhoods, Doyle’s structure, which is located on 27th Place West near the intersection…

Books for kids, little to big

Publisher’s note: In these days of social distancing, many parents may be looking for ways to keep their kids engaged at home.  Edmonds resident and retired teacher Barbara Chase offered to share her own list of reading recommendations for children of all ages.  Ever since I started teaching many moons ago, I noticed that schools seemed…

Valentine’s Day Parents Night Out at Rec Pavilion this Friday, Feb. 14

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion is hosting a Valentine’s Day Parents Night Out this Friday, Feb. 14 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a night out while your kids enjoy swimming, pizza and new games at the Recreation Pavilion. It’s open to grades K-6 and the cost is $20 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Call 425-776-9173…

MLT Recreation Pavilion Pool wins Golden Teddy Award

The City of Mountlake Terrace’s Recreation Pavilion Pool has won the 2019 ParentMap Golden Teddy Award for Splash-Worthy Pool or Water Park in the “Out & About” category. According to ParentMap magazine, parents know the best places to play, learn, shop and dine around Puget Sound. Every year ParentMap asks its readers to vote on their family…

Reminder: Health & Fitness Expo at Edmonds District Stadium May 18

The Edmonds School District and Edmonds Parks and Recreation are sponsoring the annual Health & Fitness Expo Saturday, May 18 at Edmonds District Stadium, 7600 212th St. S.W. Free activities include exhibitor booths, a Move 60! Family Fun Run, a family fitness stage, bicycles, gardening, basketball and an obstacle course. The event runs from 9 a.m.-noon….