City of Edmonds offering Fall Discovery day camps on non-school days

Registration is now open for City of Edmonds Fall Discovery day camps for ages 6-12 on two upcoming non-school days — Oct. 18 and Nov. 27. The first, on Friday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. is Owls of Edmonds. Get to know owls and their unique adaptations such as binocular vision, silent flight, and asymmetrical ears. Learn…

Reminder: Edmonds Library Family Storytime in the Park continues July 23

The Edmonds Library continues its family storytime at Edmonds parks at 11 a.m. Tuesdays in July. The remaining dates and places are: July 23 Mathay-Ballinger Park, 24100 78th Pl. W July 30 Edmonds City Park, 3rd Avenue South and Howell Way. Funny stories, action songs and creative activities will make you giggle and move while getting…

Fire camp registration open for kids ages 11-14

Registration is open for Kids Fire Camp at South County Fire. Campers ages 11 to 14 spend three days learning all about the job of a firefighter from the men and women of South County Fire. Activities include firefighting, rescue, water safety and more. Co-sponsored by the City of Lynnwood, Fire Camp takes place July…

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….

“Nile Nightmares” haunted house opens at Nile Shrine Golf Course Oct. 6

Family fun! Hello nightmare fans! This is the time of year when we shiver upon hearing those “bumps in the night”; cower as the tree branches scratch against the bedroom window in the still of the night; whimper as the sounds of bone-chilling howls of a lone wolf float toward us, across the transom of…

Reminder: Celebrate “Vintage Aircraft Weekend” at Paine Field through Sunday, Sept. 3

10th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend (VAW) Hosted by Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field 10719 Bernie Webber Dr. Mukilteo This Labor Day holiday celebrate America’s aviation history by attending the 10th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend – a three-day event filled with exciting top-flight activities that highlight aviation history, 1927-1957. Here are the activities for Saturday…

The art of the start: Evergreen Speedway highlights summer with a “showdown”

  This weekend, out in the country, under a robin’s egg blue sky, a light breeze will rustle brightly colored pennants and the words will be shouted over the roar of the crowd, “Drivers! Start your engines!” And, the 6th annual Summer Showdown will begin at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. My Edmonds News received a…

Edmonds-Woodway High School presents ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

Opening Night! Thursday, June 9 7 p.m. The Man Who Came to Dinner Edmonds-Woodway High School’s (EWHS) production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner” will open Thursday, June 9. The four-show run will include 7 p.m. performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (June 9-11) with a Sunday, June 12 matinee at 3 p.m. A…

Reminder: Time to register for Edmonds Moms Run/Walk/Tot Trot

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual “Edmonds Moms Run This Town” 5K Run/Walk/Tot Trot, set for Wednesday, Aug. 19. Sign in opens at 5:30 p.m., allowing the race to begin promptly at 6 p.m.. The course will start at Edmonds United Methodist Church (EUMC) and loop to the Marina Beach and back. My Edmonds…

Reminder: Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair Saturday

The City of Edmonds will hold its annual Watershed Fun Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, this year at the Wildlife Habitat & Native Plant Demonstration Garden, Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery, 95 Pine Street, Edmonds. The event is free, with no registration required. Among the activities offered: · Guided nature walks…

Pacific Little League players enjoy their moment on the diamond

It was a big day for 65 baseball and softball teams as they marched onto the field to be recognized by families and friends during Pacific Little League Day Saturday at Lynndale Park. Last year’s Pacific Little League All-Stars/Northwest Region Champs/Little League World Series team and their coaches also were recognized for their accomplishments.

Scene in Edmonds: Lots of Legos

Jennifer Marx, our Edmonds Kind of Play columnist, shared these photos of the creations from the 4th Annual Lego Slam at the Edmonds Library last weekend.

Looking for summer camp options? Edmonds Parks and Rec registration now open

A reminder for parents that registration is now open for summer camp options through Edmonds Parks and Recreation. As noted in this recent My Edmonds News column from Jennifer Marx, both the full summer-long Summer Day Camp and the Senior Adventures Camp have been canceled due to declining enrollment, but Beach Camp and Camp Goodtime,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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….

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…