Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt returns to Edmonds Bookshop July 5-25

The Edmonds Bookshop is bringing the Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt back to downtown Edmonds during the month of July. From July 5-25, scavenger-hunters can pick up a passport at any participating business or organization, get it stamped after finding the Waldo figure “hiding” at each location, then present the passport to Edmonds Bookshop to collect…

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…

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…

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 sponsoring 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…

St. Alban’s sponsoring community Easter egg hunt April 16

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds will hold a community Easter egg hunt at the church on Saturday, April 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will be accessible for kids of all ages, abilities and physical modalities, the church said. Bags will be provided for those collecting the plastic eggs containing tasty Easter…

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…

‘Baby Buck’ from Edmonds-based Buck Academy earns blue ribbon

Baby Buck, by Dustin and Febyolla Goss of Edmonds-based Buck Academy, received a blue ribbon from Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the trade magazine for homeschool educators. It was named the most favorite book for preschoolers in the year 2021. The authors have written and illustrated a variety of children’s books on the subject of money, — how to spend…

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…

Downtown Edmonds businesses sponsoring Spacewalk event for families starting Sept. 19

Downtown businesses are hosting a scavenger hunt for school-age children and their families to encourage safe fun while supporting local. Starting this Saturday, September 19, 2020 NASA Space Facts will be displayed in the storefronts of participating businesses. To accommodate COVID-19 concerns, the hunt can be entirely contactless. Participants will print Spacewalk Passports at home and…

Cline Jewelers presents Fun with Gems: Games and activities for kids during quarantine

Are your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews in need of some entertainment at home? Then check out these fun grade-specific, gem-related activity packets from Cline Jewelers and Roger Dery Gem Design. Download HERE:https://bit.ly/2wV6bji According to the Cline Jewelers website, Roger Dery’s holistic and ethical practices are backed up by 36 trips to Africa, visits to…

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…

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.