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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

Mark your calendar: Family fun ahead from Edmonds Parks & Recreation

DAY CAMP CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL July 26, 5:30-8 p.m., Frances Anderson Center Field.  This unique carnival is run by kids for kids to raise money for the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund. Grab a hot dog, try your luck at some exciting raffle prizes and enjoy fun carnival games with your family. EDMONDS OUTDOOR MOVIE…

Summer sports camps and clinics through Edmonds Parks & Rec

Edmonds Parks and Recreation is offering the following sports camps and clinics during the summer: Skyhawks Sports Camps Camps are for ages 3-12 years and include Tiny-Hawk, Mini-Hawk, Baseball, Flag Football and Track and Field. Tennis Lessons Adult and youth tennis lessons are offered through the summer. The adult lessons are Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings…

Kids out of school next Friday? Enroll them in Beach Creatures mini-camp

Next Friday, May 25, is a no-school day for the Edmonds School District, but Edmonds Parks & Recreation has you covered with a “Beach Creatures” mini-camp for ages 6-12. The camp, which runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., invites kids to learn about local marine life from Discovery Programs Ranger-Naturalists. Meet at the Anderson Center and…

Upcoming classes at Edmonds Parks & Rec

ADVENTURES IN DRAWING for ages 6-12. Landscapes, animals, people – new drawing projects each week expose students to a variety of artistic styles, cultural interpretations and mediums. Have fun, expand drawing skills, and become more confident in self-expression.  Artist quality mediums used. $6 supply fee. Mondays, May 7-June 4 (No class May 28) from 6-7:15…

Here’s how your kids can bowl free at Robin Hood Lanes in Edmonds

If you’re looking for a fun activity for the kids this summer, sign them up to bowl at no charge from May-September at Robin Hood Lanes in Edmonds. Robin Hood Lanes, located at 9801 Edmonds Way in the Westgate neighborhood, is participating in the Kids Bowl Free program from May 1 through Sept. 5. Here’s…

Local moms create online swap marketplace for frugal families

By Lara Alexander When Rondee Fehrs, a mom of two, moved to the Edmonds area a year and a half ago from Las Vegas with her husband, she was looking to meet other moms. She found a mom’s group on the Meetup.com website and within a month met Rhaya McConnell, her soon-to-be best friend. “We…

New music store, Alley Bell, coming to downtown Edmonds in April

A new music school is coming to Edmonds. Alley Bell Music will be opening its doors in April at the Barclay Shelton Dance Centre, 413 Bell St.,  and will offer Music Together classes to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie,…

Edmonds Family: Movie theaters for families in Edmonds and nearby

By Lara Alexander When was the last time you went on a date to the movies? Are you missing out on evaluating the Oscar contenders for yourself? Edmonds’ own theater offers children under 12 years old a reduced price $6 ticket and free popcorn every day, making for an affordable outing. They are currently playing…

Edmonds Family: Children’s indoor play spaces in or near Edmonds

By Lara Alexander Merry Christmas from the My Edmonds News family column! I hope that everyone who celebrates is enjoying good food and the cozy comfort of family together. If you have ideas for what you would like to read in the family column, your thoughts are welcomed warmly. Please email family@myedmondsnews.com with your suggestions….

Harbor Square sponsoring winter break sports camp for kids 7-14

Harbor Square Athletic Club is sponsoring a winter break sports camp for kids next week that is open to the public. The camp, which runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 27-30, is open to children ages 7-14. Activities include basketball, racquetball, swimming, dodge ball and gym games, and there will also be a party on…

School district info fair, fitness classes for moms

By Lara Alexander Edmonds School District has a new “F.A.C.E.” The Edmonds School District welcomes you to their Families and Communities Engaged (F.A.C.E.) together event, formally known as the District Information Fair. This hands-on fair will give you the opportunity to learn about Edmonds school programs and community groups supporting student learning. Included at the…

Santa photos for your children and pets in Edmonds this weekend

If you’re looking for local place to have your child or even your pet photographed with Santa, you’re in luck. Here are three opportunities: Edmonds photographer Amber Salinas is offering photos of  children, pets and families with Santa right in downtown Edmonds on all Saturdays before Christmas — Dec. 4, 11 and 18 — from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., plus Wednesday,…

Edmonds Family, Part 2: Winter break camps for your kids

Enter to win a free photo session with Santa Claus, at Amber Salinas Photo Studios, just by leaving a comment on any family column post. Winners announced in the Dec. 3 family column. Good luck! By Lara Alexander Looking for kids camps for winter break? The Mountlake Terrace Parks and Recreation department offers kids camps…

Coming Friday: new ‘Edmonds Family’ column by Lara Alexander

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Edmonds mom and writer Lara Alexander, who this week will launch her new Edmonds Family column, with ideas for low-cost and free family activities around town — from holiday events to arts activities to school happenings. Edmonds Family will appear exclusively in My Edmonds News each Friday…