Events

School supply drive aims to fill backpacks of local students in need

School supply drive aims to fill backpacks of local students in need

For the month of August, McDonald McGarry Insurance in downtown Edmonds will be collecting school supplies to help local students have a successful school year. It’s easy to help — just gather some new school supplies and bring them to McDonald McGarry’s office at 650 Main Street. Here are some items kids could really use: yellow #2 pencils, hi-liters, erasers, rulers, Kleenex, p... »

Edmonds Conquer the Hill 5K set for Sept. 19

Edmonds Conquer the Hill 5K set for Sept. 19

Do you have the fortitude to Conquer Edmonds Main Street Hill on Saturday, Sept. 19? Bring your endurance to climb out of the Edmonds Bowl and up the hill. Enjoy the amazing view of Puget Sound along the way. All proceeds will benefit the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund, which allows Edmonds youth of all income levels to experience the joys of recreation at Edmonds Parks & Recreation. Y... »

20th Anniversary Edmonds In Bloom awards reception set for Aug. 5

20th Anniversary Edmonds In Bloom awards reception set for Aug. 5

Edmonds in Bloom is closing out its summer gardening activities with the 20th anniversary Awards Reception to be held Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) from 7-8:30 p.m. This annual event honors the 2015 Garden Tour hosts, volunteers and donors as well as revealing the winners in the 2015 Garden Competition. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments and a special video ce... »

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre launches 24-hour Festival, plus outdoor jazz Thursday, Saturday

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre launches 24-hour Festival, plus outdoor jazz Thursday, Saturday

Theatre history is being made in Edmonds this weekend. The Phoenix holds its very first 24-hour Festival this Saturday night! “What is a 24-hour Festival?” you may ask. For The Phoenix, it could just be the inauguration of the edgy local theater’s newest tradition. How does it work? Well . . . the festival is announced, the curtain time is scheduled, the hype begins, the playhouse tickets are sold... »

Thinking green? Think about Saturday Museum Market’s White Elephant table

Thinking green? Think about Saturday Museum Market’s White Elephant table

The Edmonds Museum Summer Market needs your old stuff. Call it living green, recycling, re-purposing or discovering used treasures, if it is in good condition, clean and reusable — the market can sell it! We can use glassware, dishes, casseroles, dolls, jewelry, books, artwork, office supplies, maps, photographs, clean working small appliances, games, tools, and anything else you can think o... »

Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony to perform Wednesday on waterfront

Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony to perform Wednesday on waterfront

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Colony, which includes over 30 jazz musicians in small ensembles, will perform from 5-8 p.m. this Wednesday, July 29, at the west side of Anthony’s Beach Club Cafe at the Port of Edmonds Marina — part of the Sea Jazz music series. According to Jazz Colony coordinator Pete Bennett, after this Wednesday the group will have one more performance — on We... »

Entertainment line-up announced for City of Edmonds’ 125th Anniversary celebration Aug. 11

Entertainment line-up announced for City of Edmonds’ 125th Anniversary celebration Aug. 11

The City of Edmonds has announced the line-up of entertainment and performances scheduled as the highlight of its 125th Anniversary celebration in downtown Edmonds on Tuesday, Aug. 11, commemorating the actual date of the city’s incorporation in 1890. The festivities will begin about 1:30 p.m. on 5th Avenue North between City Hall and the Historical Museum and will feature live performances from l... »

The Fentons to perform in Edmonds City Park Sunday

The Fentons to perform in Edmonds City Park Sunday

Rockin’ country and toe-tappin’ twang will be heard in Edmonds City Park from 3-4 p.m. Sunday as The Fentons are on tap to perform through the City of Edmonds Arts Commission’s Summer Concert Series. The Fentons are five guys inspired by the Flying Burrito Brothers, Neil Young, The Eagles, Hank Williams, Sr. and the Everly Brothers. All longtime musicians, the band first began pl... »

Online registration open for Aug. 24 David Stern Memorial Golf Classic

Online registration open for Aug. 24 David Stern Memorial Golf Classic

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is accepting golfers and sponsors for the David Stern Memorial Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 24. The tournament will be at White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Top 10″ best new public golf courses in 2007. Come as an individual and make some new friends or get a group together and hit the links with friends. Sponsor ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Roberto the Magnificent works his magic

Scene in Edmonds: Roberto the Magnificent works his magic

Roberto the Magnificent performed at Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday to an enthusiastic crowd, part of the City of Edmonds Arts Commission’s summer concert series. Roberto has been juggling and entertaining professionally for 35 years, starting in 1980 when he was 11 years old. “It’s the only job I’ve ever had!” he exclaimed proudly. He’s performed on national and in... »

Happening nearby: Tour de Terrace starts Friday

Happening nearby: Tour de Terrace starts Friday

It’s almost here. One of the best family festivals of Seafair for the past two decades, Tour de Terrace starts Friday, July 24 with the 22nd Annual Tour de Terrace Parade. The parade kicks off with the Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill team at 6:45 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshal is Shellie Hart, Warm 106.9 Radio Personality and On-Court Entertainment Emcee for the Seattle Storm. The parade tra... »

Have your say about city signs: Sign code open house set for Aug. 3

Have your say about city signs: Sign code open house set for Aug. 3

The City of Edmonds’ sign code — and whether or how it should be changed — will be the subject of a public open house at the Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave N., on Monday, Aug.  3, starting at 6 pm.  The event’s main focus will be on A-frame signs downtown, although input on any signage issues is welcome. Proposing changes to the sign code is a topic that the Edmonds City Council a... »

Roberto the Magnificent to perform at Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday

Roberto the Magnificent to perform at Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday

Roberto the Magnificent is the featured performer at noon Tuesday, July 21, at Hazel Miller Plaza, 5th Avenue South and Maple Street, part of the Edmonds Arts Commission’s summer concert series. Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Robert Stuverud (a.k.a. Roberto the Magnificent) is recognized as one of the nation’s most unique variety acts. He learned to juggle and unicycle at a... »

Entertainment announced for A Taste of Edmonds, running Aug. 14-16

Entertainment announced for A Taste of Edmonds, running Aug. 14-16

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has announced entertainment for the 33rd annual A Taste of Edmonds, scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Aug. 14-16, at Civic Playfield, 310 6th Ave. N. The Beer Garden Stage will feature popular bands The Beatniks, Hell’s Belles, Spike & The Impalers, The Afrodisiacs and No. 1 Van Halen tribute band The Atomic Punks. There will be a $2 cover charge to enter the b... »

American Brewing to host food bank fundraiser Thursday

American Brewing to host food bank fundraiser Thursday

Those who frequent American Brewing Co. in Edmonds were well acquainted with Edmonds resident Mike Ryman, who passed away May 27. Several months before he died, Ryman suggested that the brewery host a celebration/fundraising event on National Hot Dog Day, July 23. In Ryman’s memory, American Brewing is moving forward this Thursday with a National Hot Dog Night fundraiser for the Edmonds Food... »

Public invited to discuss vaping policy during Snohomish Health District listening session Tuesday

Public invited to discuss vaping policy during Snohomish Health District listening session Tuesday

The Snohomish Health District is encouraging the community to share its thoughts on vaping during a public listening session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. The Vaping Subcommittee is soliciting input on the following four questions: Do you support expanding the Smoking in Public Places law to prohibit vaping in public places? How would prohibiting vaping in public places impact you? What... »

City Council to hold public hearing Tuesday on Woodway fields interlocal agreement

City Council to hold public hearing Tuesday on Woodway fields interlocal agreement

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night will hold a public hearing on whether the City of Edmonds should enter into an interlocal agreement with the Edmonds School District to operate, schedule and maintain turf fields being installed at the former Woodway High School. Councilmember Lora Petso suggested the hearing at last week’s council study session, after several people opposed to the inst... »

Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour: Cool gardens on a hot day

Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour: Cool gardens on a hot day

Despite temperatures hitting 95 and above in the shade, garden lovers flocked to the annual Edmonds in Bloom tour, where a select group of homeowners open their gardens to to tour participants. This year seven gardens were featured, one of which — the garden at Hazel Miller Plaza — marked the first public garden to ever be included in the tour. — Photos by Larry Vogel »

Scene in Edmonds: Parking lot pageantry

Scene in Edmonds: Parking lot pageantry

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Tickets available at Edmonds in Bloom first garden Sunday

Tickets available at Edmonds in Bloom first garden Sunday

If you haven’t yet bought tickets for the 20th annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour Sunday, you can still attend. Tickets may be purchased at the first garden on the tour, located at 818 Bell St. in Edmonds. Cost is $20. The 2015 Garden Tour, which runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, has a full line-up of seven gardens for you to enjoy. Edmonds in Bloom is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. D... »

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