Edmonds Family: Spring sports signups, free martial arts classes

By Lara Alexander

It’s time for everyone to play spring sports

“Everyone gets to play!” has been the Sno-King Sports motto for 30 years! They believe that every child should have an opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals and skills of a sport, the understanding of teamwork, communication and good sportsmanship.

Registration for spring baseball, basketball and flag football is open now. Spring soccer registration opens Feb. 2 and is first come, first served. Games begin in April. For something new, Sno-King Sports has added archery to their winter and spring sports schedule. You can register your player or get more information on the Sno-King Youth Club website.

Free offerings at the Edmonds Boys & Girls Club

This Friday, January 21st, teens are invited to the Edmonds Boys & Girls Club for free pizza, drinks and games. Eat your fill and play basketball or Wii and Xbox games! The club is located at 310 6th Ave. N., next to Civic Center Playfield.

Did you know that the club also offers FREE martial arts classes two nights a week? Sensei Ray teaches a mix of martial arts “geared for the street.” He specializes in “Instant Self-Defense,” starting where you are and progressing as quickly or slowly as you want. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more details or to RSVP, call the Edmonds Boys & Girls Club at 425-774-0630 or call Sensei Ray 206-228-0717.

Doodle at home and enter to win $15,000!

Google has launched its fourth annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest. Open to K-12 students, Doodle 4 Google gives kids a chance to submit their own design of the Google.com logo and possibly take home a $15,000 scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for their school.

The theme this year is “What I’d like to do someday…” and one entry is allowed per student. Google employees and a panel of guest judges will narrow down the submissions. The top 40 regional finalists will receive a trip to New York City and a visit from Google in their hometown, and their artwork will be featured in a special exhibition.

For more details, check out google.com/doodle4google, including full contest rules. To get started, whether you’re a teacher or a parent, register your student by March 2, 2011. Then get out the crayons, paints and markers — all entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011.

Edmonds mom Lara Alexander keeps busy chasing after a toddler, growing and cooking good food, and writing about it all. You can find more of her writing on her blog at www.food-soil-thread.com. If you have Edmonds-specific family activities for possible inclusion in Lara’s column, email them to family@myedmondsnews.com.

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