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Artfully Edmonds Brief: A few seats remain for Book-It Arts Enrichment Camp at ECA

Artfully Edmonds Brief: A few seats remain for Book-It Arts Enrichment Camp at ECA

Kids!! What if you could bring a book to life? Edmonds Center for The Arts (ECA) has just a few seats left for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s “Investigate, Adapt, Act!” Summer Arts Enrichment Camp – so maybe you can!! This exciting week long camp begins this coming Monday, July 28 for ages 7-11. The camp will run Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3.p.m.. With “Book-It” students will dig into the juicy parts of a... »

Enjoy family-friendly Recess Monkey at Edmonds Center for the Arts Saturday

Enjoy family-friendly Recess Monkey at Edmonds Center for the Arts Saturday

Edmonds Center for the Arts will launch its new Family Series with a performance by Seattle-based “Kindie” rockers Recess Monkey this Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. Recess Monkey is the nationally acclaimed trio of teachers who make music for kids and families that truly rocks. Time Out New York recently named Recess Monkey the No. 3 Kindie band in America behind the iconic They Might Be Giants and... »

Edmonds Parks & Rec sponsoring Skagit River estuary birding adventure April 12

Join Pacific Northwest Float Trips and see one of the largest gatherings of wintering snow geese from the comfort of an inflatable boat, on a birding adventure tour through Edmonds Parks & Recreation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The tour begins at the Rainbow Bridge in La Conner, with opportunities to see a great variety of birds including ducks, herons, loons, grebes, hawks, turkey... »

Floretum Garden Club ‘Gardening for Kids’ workshop set for April 19

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club will be hosting its final Saturday workshop of the season on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. until noon–and this time it is for kids ages 7-12. “Introduction to Gardening for Kids” will be taught by Growing Groceries mentor Tess Cayou, horticulturist Janice Noe and Farmer Frog’s Matt Erwin, garden lead at Olivia Park school garden. Kids will le... »

Driftwood Players ‘Take a Kid to the Theater’ program off to see the wizard Sunday

Driftwood Players ‘Take a Kid to the Theater’ program off to see the wizard Sunday

A little over a month ago, Kathleen Huston, a member of the board of directors for the Edmonds-based theater company Driftwood Players, recalls seeing a little girl sitting with her mother when she saw a poster for “The Wizard of Oz,” now showing at the Wade James Theater. She pointed at the poster with excitement and declared that she would see it. This Sunday, Dec. 15, the Take a Kid... »

Holiday events galore in Edmonds Saturday, Sunday

Holiday events galore in Edmonds Saturday, Sunday

It’s a holiday tradition in Edmonds: the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday, Nov. 30. In addition to the illumination of the community Christmas tree, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, along with the Downtown Edmonds Merchants Association, are encouraging you to Shop Small as part of the national Small Business Saturday promotion. And on Sunday, the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish ... »

Hop on down to the Just Frogs & Friends Fundraiser Friday, Saturday

Hop on down to the Just Frogs & Friends Fundraiser Friday, Saturday

Hop in and join the volunteers of Just Frogs & Friends Amphibian Center this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, as they celebrate their 4th year Anniversary with a sidewalk sale and fundraiser. Bring the family and get a free tour of the non-profit frog and turtle rescue center. Learn more about how you can help by adoption or sponsoring a pet frog, turtle or lizard. The sale runs from 11 a.m.-8... »

Registration now open for local Baby Peppers group

Registration now open for local Baby Peppers group

Registration is now open for two local Baby Peppers groups for five- through 12-month old babies and their parents wanting to come together to share, learn and grow. The Edmonds Baby Peppers group will meet on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 25, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. in Edmonds. The Mountlake Terrace Baby Peppers group will meet on Mondays, sta... »

Mother/daughter fun in Edmonds: Adventure 7 — Farm to Table 2013

Mother/daughter fun in Edmonds: Adventure 7 — Farm to Table 2013

I have had some crazy ideas in my time, but this is one of my best. After splurging on an Outstanding in the Field dinner two summers ago, and the food movement’s recent emphasis on local sourcing, I thought I could easily prepare a farm to table dinner: all local and organic — no problem. Several months ago, I recruited my best friend Lisa, her family and my unsuspecting family create a sim... »

Edmonds summer fun continues with contests, concerts and movies

Edmonds summer fun continues with contests, concerts and movies

The Fourth of July festivities may be over, but summer fun is just beginning in Edmonds. Here’s a list of what the Edmonds Park and Recreation Department has in store for the next month. Note that all events except the cannon ball/belly flop contest are free! CANNONBALL/BELLY FLOP CONTEST Friday, July 12, 6 p.m. How big is your splash?  This fun, annual event benefits the Edmonds Youth Schol... »

Teens can learn basics of clay building through ArtsNow/uLearn class at EdCC

Teens can learn basics of clay building through ArtsNow/uLearn class at EdCC

On July 8, teens ages 13-17 will be able to create their own hand-built projects in a new basics of clay building class offered by ArtsNow/uLearn at Edmonds Community College. Whether students are new to working in clay, or have previously taken pottery classes, this is a great opportunity for them to experiment and explore. Participants will create a pinch project, a coil project and a slab proje... »

Edmonds Center for the Arts offering fun summer camps

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is offering a couple of fun camps for kids this summer. The Zambini Brothers Puppets: Puppet Palooza camp will be held from July 15-19. It’s a week of exploration of different puppet styles. It includes creating stories, rehearsing and performing. This camp is intended for those 7 years and older. Younger students can attend with an adult family member. The Seattle ... »

Register for Rising Star Singing Camp and support Make-A-Wish Foundation

Edmonds-based Rising Stars Singing Camp is making it easy for you to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation in May. Register for any Rising Stars Singing Camp session this moth and they will donate $10 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Alaska/Washington Chapter. Rising Stars Singing Camp is a singing and performing arts day camp, for kids 5-16 years old. Each day the students work on solo songs and a gro... »

Edmonds in Bloom presents Kids Plant for Mom’s Day Saturday — and don’t forget the Fairy Flower Parade!

Edmonds in Bloom presents Kids Plant for Mom’s Day Saturday — and don’t forget the Fairy Flower Parade!

Each year, Edmonds in Bloom holds a fundraising event the day before Mothers Day called Kids Plant for Mom’s Day.  This year, the event is held at the Edmonds Farmers Market, 5th Avenue North and Bell Street, on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children of all ages get to pick a pot to decorate for Mom and then plant it with a variety of plants of their choice. A $9 donation for the cost of ... »

Edmonds Historical Museum reopens May 4 with new exhibits for the summer

Edmonds Historical Museum reopens May 4 with new exhibits for the summer

After a month of remodeling and new exhibit installation, the Edmonds Historical Museum will reopen Saturday, May 4, with its main exhibition on display upstairs. “Growing Season: Farming in Snohomish County” will be on display the entire market season, from May 4 through Oct. 5. The exhibit celebrates Snohomish County’s rich agricultural history, and features vintage farm equipment and hist... »

Parents and their babies invited to register for Edmonds PEPS group

Do you have a crooner, crawler or cranky teether? Baby Peppers is a PEPS Group for parents of 5-12 month olds. A Mountlake Terrace/Edmonds Baby Peppers Group starts April 1 and registration is open now. Baby Peppers is a place to connect with and learn from other parents who are going through the same joys and challenges. In a PEPS Group, parents meet (with their babies), share, and learn from one... »

Verdant Health Commission’s PEPS grant to help new families in South Snohomish County connect

PEPS (The Program for Early Parent Support) will expand its efforts in South Snohomish County in 2013 thanks to a grant from the Verdant Health Commission. The grant will fund enhanced outreach and education efforts in South Snohomish County as well as reduce program fees by 35 percent for families living within the Verdant Health Commission boundaries. “PEPS educates and supports parents and chil... »

Washington’s new marijuana law: What parents of teens need to know

By Lara Okoloko If you are a parent of a teenager, the topic of marijuana may be on your mind this month with the passage of Initiative Measure No. 502, which will regulate marijuana production, distribution and possession. Passing with the approval of 55 percent of voters, the law will go into effect on Dec. 6. The bill was co-sponsored by Edmonds’ own travel guru Rick Steves and supported by 54.... »

Edmonds United Methodist Church to host parenting class Nov. 10

Edmonds United Methodist Church will host a parenting class presented by parenting coach Amy Johnson, MSW from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The seminar is not religion-based and will focus on setting loving limits on kids, builder stronger family bonds and reasonable expectations for behavior from toddlerhood through the teenage years. Families of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend, incl... »

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