Update on Edmonds
Newsletter for Spring 2016

PLAN YOUR SUMMMER!
2016 Summer Camp options include Acting, Arts/Crafts, Gymnastics, Legos, Nature, Photography, Preschool, Science, Sports and Watersports! Register today for Sunset Bay Beach Camp and all other Summer Camps! Visit www.EdmondsCamps.org.

 

SUMMER CLASSES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Check out spring quarter classes at www.CrazeDigital.org! Classes for kids, adult enrichment, urban agriculture, nature and wellness.

 

YOST POOL OPENING JUNE 1
We continue our community partnership with the YMCA managing Yost Pool. Yost Pool opens June 1. For pool schedule and information visit www.YostPool.org or call 206.363.0446 before June 1 and 425.771.1346 after June 1.

 

SUMMER WALKING CLUB FOR AGES 50+
Join the summer walking club, Step Out Edmonds! Walks begin Tuesday, June 21, 9:30am, at the Edmonds Senior Center. Weekly walks open to ages 50+. Sign up and become a club member at the Edmonds Senior Center Annual Healthy Living Fair, April 29. $10 membership includes t-shirt.

 

UPCOMING FREE EVENTS

 APRIL 24 - SPRING BEACH CLEANUP & LOW TIDE WALK
FREE! 12-2pm. Help remove litter from Edmonds’ beaches while exploring the marine environment with a Ranger-Naturalist. Wear gloves and boots, and bring an old bucket if you have one. People of all ages and groups are welcome to participate. Meet at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station – no registration required.

MAY 7 - WATERSHED FUN FAIR
FREE! 11am-3pm. Come to this fun family event chock full of exhibits, games, crafts, guided nature walks, and activities especially for kids. Take home your own potted plant, just in time for Mother’s Day! Learn about fish, wildlife, rain gardens, backyard habitat, recycling, energy and water conservation, all geared towards discovering how to keep Puget Sound healthy. Held at Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery & Habitat Demonstration Garden 95 Pine Street. Call 425.771.0227 for more information.

MAY 14 – HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
FREE ADMISSION! 9am-Noon. Over 50 booths, free health screenings, Active Zone, Kids Fun Run, 5K, Bike Rodeo, snack samples, children’s gardening and more! Held at Edmonds School District Stadium 7600 212th St SW. Visit www.HFExpo.edmondswa.gov or call 425.771.0230.

MAY 30 - MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
Celebrate Memorial Day with us! 11am. Bring your lawn chair. Refreshments will be served. Held at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery & Columbarium 820 15th St SW. For more information call 425.771.4741.

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARKS (JULY-AUGUST)
View 2016 summer schedule for Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday performances at http://edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html.

JULY 20 - SAND SCULPTING CONTEST
FREE! 10am-12:30pm. Form a team or build on your own! Fun, amateur contest open to all ages. Sign up at 10am and start building! Judging at Noon and awards at 12:30pm. Held at Edmonds Marina Beach 470 Admiral Way. Bring your buckets and shovels! Sponsored by Nama’s Candy Store. For more information call 425.771.0230.

JULY 21 - WALK BACK IN TIME & OPEN HOUSE
Guided tour at 1pm. There’s a story of birth, life and death behind each headstone at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium. Join us for the 26th annual walk as members of the Edmonds Cemetery Board highlight selected grave sites with stories from Edmonds’ past. You’re invited to bring your own stories and family history to share too. Refreshments will be served. Held at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery & Columbarium 820 15th St SW. For more information call 425.771.4741.

JULY 29 & AUGUST 5 - EDMONDS OUTDOOR MOVIE NITES
FREE ADMISSION! Bring your blanket or lawn chair to watch a blockbuster hit on a giant inflatable screen! Movie begins at dusk (around 9pm). Refreshments will be sold. Held at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield 700 Main Street. For more information call 425.771.0230.
July 29 – Despicable Me (G)
August 5 – Top Gun (PG-13)

AUGUST 20 - MOONLIGHT BEACH ADVENTURE
FREE! 7:30-9:30pm. A summer tradition! Enjoy an interpretive program, and see and touch live creatures brought to shore by volunteer scuba divers operating a live underwater video feed. Dress warmly; bring a flashlight. Held at Edmonds Marina Beach 470 Admiral Way.

 

In 2015, the City of Edmonds was selected as the Snohomish County Employer of the Year by Community Transit for their participation in the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program for large businesses. The Choice Connections CTR program supports businesses affected by the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction Law which requires employers with 100 or more employees to develop programs encouraging their employees to use alternatives to driving alone for their commute.

The City has been actively participating in this program for many years. In 2015, (21) employees consistently participated in the program on a monthly basis and their selected commute modes of transportation to/from work included: biking, walking, carpooling, and taking transit. Employees using such an alternative at least (8) times during any month were eligible in the program and entered into a monthly raffle for (3) different prizes. A trip was considered if an alternate mode of transportation was used for at least half the distance of the total commute distance.

Every quarter, Community Transit selects an employer whose employees showed the strongest participation in the program (based on total number of Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) trips removed, emissions reduced, and total gas saving). Edmonds was selected as the winner for the 2nd quarter of 2015. At the Award Ceremony on March 23rd, 2016, they selected an annual winner (from one of the 4 quarter winners) and the City of Edmonds won that award with the highest annual participation in the program.

The City is again excited to participate in the program in 2016 and looking to increase the number of participants.

Mayor Earling has scheduled his first Town Hall meeting of 2016 for Thursday, June 2nd at the Meadowdale Clubhouse from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Please join us for City updates and a Q&A session.

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