Lynnwood teen supports foster kids with Eagle Scout project

Skyler MacKay was just four days old when he entered the foster care system. Adopted into an unsafe home, he spent five years there before going back into foster care at the age of 6. That’s when Lisa MacKay took him in, eventually adopting Skyler. Now her 14-year-old son is using his childhood experience to…

StoryBook Theater to present Hansel and Gretel in Edmonds Oct. 23

StoryBook Theater, the professional theater troupe produced by Studio East based in Kirkland, will celebrate the start of their 25th season with Hansel and Gretel presented by Premera Blue Cross. Two shows will be offered at Driftwood Players Theater in Edmonds Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m.and 1 p.m. These 55-minute performances are original, interactive musicals written especially for 3-10…

Short story contest for budding horror enthusiasts open now

Have a budding horror enthusiast in your house? Get them a pen and paper and have them enter the free Stinetinglers Scary Story Writing Contest. For kids ages 8-12 who love scary things, the short story contest is open from Oct. 1-31. Each story must be between 1,000-1,500 words. In addition, the story must have…

Youth ride free on Washington State Ferries starting Oct. 1

Starting Saturday, Oct. 1, youth 18 and younger will board Washington State Ferries for free as a result of this year’s Move Ahead Washington transportation package. The law directs transit agencies to provide free fares for passengers 18 and under across the state. The legislation applies only to youth riding as a passenger in a…

Everything you need to know about the 2022 Evergreen State Fair

The 2022 Evergreen State Fair is now open in Monroe, with both new and returning vendors, carnival rides, animal barns, displays and exhibits and entertainment. According to a Snohomish County press release, this year’s theme “The Show Must Go On” is about carrying on fair traditions even with so many unknowns. Fair dates:  Aug. 25-30…

Kids life jacket giveaway added to Aug. 18 Lynnwood Fire Camp

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County, in partnership with Seattle Children’s, will be giving away 100 life jackets for children at the Lynnwood Kids Fire Camp on Aug. 18, starting at 6 p.m., at Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. Fittings are required and the child must be present to receive a free life…

Free South County Fire kids camps Aug. 18 in Edmonds, Lynnwood

South County Fire is hosting two free Kids Fire Camps on Aug. 18 with fun safety activities for the whole family: – Edmonds Fire Camp, 1-2 p.m., downtown fire station 17, 275 6th Ave. N. – Lynnwood Fire Camp, 6-7 p.m., Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. (before Sandlot Cinemas in the Park). Kids can…

South County Fire sponsoring free kids camps

South County Fire is hosting three free Kids Fire Camps in August with fun safety activities for the whole family. Kids ages 3 and up can participate in a firefighter challenge obstacle course, relay races and tours of the fire engine and medic unit. To participate, drop by one of the following camps (no registration…

PAWS Preteen Workshop helps kids learn how to care for animals

Lynnwood’s Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is hosting preteen pop-up workshops every Thursday until August 25. PAWS Preteen Workshops are a community of preteens aged 9-12 dedicated to improving the lives of animals both at the animal shelter and in the community. At these events, attendees will develop a deeper understanding of animal welfare, complete…

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…

Tubie Friends online fundraising auction to benefit children begins Thursday

Beginning Thursday, people can purchase items such as an 8-pound block of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Funko figurines, two hours of kayaking on Lake Union, a Harry Potter gift set, a “Chick Flick” gift basket, and even a unicorn encounter while donating to a charitable cause. Tubie Friends, a South Snohomish County-based nonprofit organization that helps…

Edmonds in Bloom offering grants for kids’ gardens

Edmonds in Bloom is offering grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that support creating gardens for kids in Edmonds. Educators or those participating in a nonprofit that focuses on gardens and kids are eligible to apply for these grants of $50-$100, which are limited to the 98020 or 98026 ZIP code boundaries. The grant should be…

Get ready to scramble: Easter egg hunts coming to Edmonds Saturday

Edmonds will offer two Easter egg hunts for kids this Saturday, April 16. The Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Easter Egg Hunt will return on the Frances Anderson Playfield, 700 Main St., starting at 10 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 10 years old will scramble for eggs, candy and prizes in age-appropriate areas. All are encouraged to…

Edmonds Floretum sponsoring Spring Kids Garden event March 19-20

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden and Edmonds Floretum Garden Club team up this weekend for a fun and free family event, Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The kids can plant a fairy garden to take home, go on a spring scavenger hunt, and scramble up the Wood Wave climbing frame,…

Snohomish Conservation District holding annual youth art contest through Feb. 22

The Snohomish Conservation District is holding its fifth annual youth art contest. Through Feb. 22, children in grades pre-K through high school who live in Snohomish County or Camano Island can submit one piece of artwork about birds either online or by mail. Birds were chosen as the special theme for this year’s contest theme…

Online event with authors will address body positivity in youth literature

Sno-Isle Libraries will feature five contributors to the young-adult anthology, “Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat,” as guests at its upcoming Aug. 18 Open Book online author event from 6:30-8 p.m. Editor Cassandra Newbould, who is from the Pacific Northwest, will be joined by contributors Catherine Adel West, Kelly deVos, Rebecca Sky…