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Skagit Kid Insider • Mount Vernon City Library Mount Vernon Parks and Enrichment Services Skagit County Parks and Recreation Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Skagit Conservation District • Kiwanis of Mount Vernon Silver Arrow Bowmen • Burlington Parks & Recreation Mount Vernon Downtown Association • Mount Vernon Girls Volleyball



Cover photo credit: Kayla Applegate








We now offer library card registration ONLINE! Scan this QR code or visit www.mountvernonwa.gov to get started. (360) 336-6209 | 315 Snoqualmie St. Mount Vernon, WA 98273



1717 South 13th St., Mount Vernon Parks, Programs & Reservations (360) 336-6215 e-mail: mvparks mountvernonwa.gov Online registration: https://apm.activecommunities.com/mvparks website: www.mountvernonwa.gov

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE: Hi Everyone. Happy ew ear! As we look back on 2019 there were several great projects and improvements to our park system. Here are a few of the highlights: sers of Bakerview Park are enjoying the benefits of the recently completed installment of a 10’ wide sidewalk from Fir Street into the park and new pavement of almost 900’ of the entrance road. A shout out for the incredible efforts of the Mount Vernon Parks Foundation and their continued support and expert maintenance of our trails all year. They were also key partners in establishing an 18-hole disc golf course at Edgewater that has received rave reviews from users. The kickoff of our ten year partnership with the new MCA services program has been successful in providing $50,000 a year in free memberships and swimming and walking passes to City of Mount Vernon residents. We have a drawing every 6 months so don’t be discouraged if you were not selected first go around keep trying. Two art pieces were added to the City’s collection of public art including the butterfly at Kiwanis Park and “The Guardian” sculpture at Little Mountain Park. We value art in our community and generous donations that make it possible. A two-tiered, 55 car parking lot is nearing final phases at Little Mountain Park. Weather delays have pushed out the anticipated completion to early summer 2020. As we continue to repair, upgrade and plan for the future of our parks and enrichment programs we always welcome your input and guidance.

Bill King, Director



Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation invites individuals with special needs to participate in our programs. Please call in advance if accommodations are necessary for successful participation.

The goals of this instructional league are to learn the basics of baseball. Players will work on fielding the ball, hitting a ball thrown by a coach, and hand/eye coordination through catching and hitting the ball.

Big Hitter’s Tee-ball Instructional

There will be 2 age brackets of play.


Sportsmanship will be emphasized throughout. Coaches will call their own games. This league will focus on developmental play and be readiness for more competitive leagues. CP 1: (6-8 years) Players can run through their batting order during innings, have the option to use a tee when batting, 60 minute game limit.

The goal for our tee-ball program is to help our youngsters develop hand-eye coordination by teaching players to hit and catch correctly. The field and the rules are modified to play indoor school gyms. Parents are encouraged to help at games and practices as needed.

Practices & games are played outdoors and may be cancelled due to weather. Parents are encouraged to help at games and practices as needed.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 11th

GAMES: Games on Saturdays and weekday evenings! April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16. Teams will play 6 games outdoors.

AGES: Boys & Girls Ages 3 5 years of age PRACTICE: 2 weekday evening outdoor practices begin the week of March 30th GAMES: 5 weekly Saturday games at Elementary schools (indoors or outdoors) April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 FEE: $55

T-shirt & Participation Trophy included

CP 2: (8-9 years) play full baseball rules, 3 outs, players will play catcher, 85 minute game limit.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 11th AGES: Boys & Girls Ages 6-7 and 8-9 years.

PRACTICE: Practices will be outdoors. Coaches will call with practice days/time. EQUIPMENT: Participants should bring their own mitt. FEE:

CP1: $55, T-shirt & Participation Trophy included CP2: $65 T-shirt & Participation Award included

COACHES: Volunteer coaches and assistant coaches needed!

COACHES: Volunteer coaches and assistant coaches needed!

SPONSORS: Sponsors needed! $100 per team with your business name on team t-shirts

SPONSORS: Sponsors needed! $100 per team with your business name on team t-shirts

4 Child and Babysitting Safety Class

Pickleball – A Lifetime Sport!

The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program is a community education program that covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. CABS stresses the priority to keep the babysitter and the children you care for safe. Some of the topics covered in the program: before the parents leave, playtime, telephone calls/stranger knocks, hand washing, meal times, bedtime, and providing emergency care (first aid and CPR).

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the nited States and around the world. Elementary school children to folks in their 90’s can all enjoy this game. The game combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The game is played on a badminton sized court with a paddle and a plastic ball. o previous experience is necessary. Court shoes and the ability to freely move around the court is required. Child care is not provided. Dates: Mondays Session 1: February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9 Session 2: March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20 Time: 5:30-7:30pm Ages: 18 years+ Location: Washington Elementary Gym Fee: $20

DATES: Saturday, February 1st TIME: 9am-3:00pm Age: 10 years and older Location: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room Fee: $50

Minimum: 10

Instructor: Sheila Davis, Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor American Safety & Health Institute Note: Bring lunch and a drink

ADULT PROGRAMS Introductory Spanish for Adults A friendly and practical introduction to the Spanish language for adult learners to provide a framework on which to build foreign language knowledge and the confidence to use it, to include: Pronunciation, oun number and gender, Adjectival position and agreement, Verb formation, Basic vocabulary and An opportunity to continue learning Spanish at the end of the course. Days/Times: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm Session 1: January 9, 16, 23, 30 Session 2: February 6, 13, 14, 15 weekly homework / online activities Fee: $50 per adult including all materials Location: Vaux Retreat Center Instructor: Giles Kilvert, Spanish teacher at MV Christian School with over 15 years of experience teaching in Spain, K and SA

Tai Chi for Health Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese exercise that has been a daily prescription for health and longevity for hundreds of years. Tai Chi focuses on balance, posture, relaxation, breathing, visual and mental concentration. The very graceful and fluid movements promote mind and body harmony. This class is open to new as well as experienced students. ang Family Style Bow 52 form section 1. Wear loose fitting clothes. Ongoing classes, weekly sessions Session 1: Mondays: January 13-March 2 Session 2: Mondays: March 9-April 27 Time: 6pm to 7:15pm

Min: 6

Location: Hillcrest Park Lodge Ages: 15 years + Fee: $85

Tai Chi Foundations for Every Body Participants learn a simplified series of movements using Tai Chi principles. This class is an excellent introduction for those who are interested in Tai Chi but don’t know where to begin. It is also excellent for Tai Chi or igong practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding of i. Wear loose fitting clothes. 7 weekly sessions. ew routines each series. Session 1: Fridays: January 10-February 28 Session 2: Fridays: March 6 - April 24 Time: 9:00am-10:15am Location: Hillcrest Park Skylight room Age: Open to all ages Fee: $80

Wedding flowers 101 Are you or someone you know getting married this year Have you ever wanted to learn floral design Or do you just enjoy playing around with flowers We will be conducting a 4 week workshop on wedding floral design. It will cover everything from bridal bouquets, bridesmaids bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, and floral crowns. We will also be constructing a variety of inexpensive, budget friendly centerpieces to help you save $$$ while you are planning a wedding. Come learn all the tips and tricks you will need to create your own stunning bridal bouquets and accent pieces. Dates: Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24 Time: 5:30pm to 7pm Ages: 18 years+ Location: The Enchanted Florist shop Fee: $125 instruction fee, plus $100 materials fee paid to instructor. Instructor: Lori Manduchi is a local floral design artist and business owner from The Enchanted Florist. Lori has been creating gorgeous, romantic wedding bouquets for over 20 years here in the Skagit Valley, for hundreds of happy brides.

GARDEN STYLE VASE BOUQUET- MAKE AND TAKE WORKSHOP Do you enjoy the beauty and fragrance of fresh cut flowers Have you always wanted to learn how to create your own artistically arranged garden bouquets Then this is the place for you!! February 4th we will be hosting a make and take workshop here in FlowerWorld! Join us for an enjoyable evening while we learn the basics of floral design and create a one of kind, farm-to-table style garden bouquet. Light refreshments provided. All this fun and frivolity for only $100 per person. Flowers, vase & instruction included. Sign p with a friend to make everyday Valentine’s Day! Pre-registration is required. Dates: Tuesday, February 4th Time: 5:30-7:30pm Location: The Enchanted Florist Fee: $100 Min: 5 Max: 15


SUCCULENT GARDEN MAKE AND TAKE WORKSHOP Don’t let the post-holiday blues get you down, join us for a little green plant therapy! We will learn the basics of succulent plant care and maintenance while creating a charming little garden for you to take home and enjoy. Succulent plants are the epitome of low maintenance, living, growing home decor. The perfect way to add a touch of green to any space. Bring a friend for an evening of fun and creativity and enjoy some yummy treats while you are here. Class fee and materials are included for only $60 per person. Pre Registration is required Dates: Tuesday, January 14th Time: 5:30-7:30pm Location: The Enchanted Florist Fee: $60 Min: 5 Max: 15


PUPPY BOOT CAMP Puppies 12 weeks to 8 months will learn doggie social skills, good manners, and basic commands including: sit, down, stay, leave it, give it, take it, wait at door, come when called and much more. Hand signals and verbal commands will be taught. Owners will learn how to handle jumping, nipping, and biting. Learn the best potty training techniques as well as the most effective and humane ways to stop bad habits from setting in. Puppies will have fun doing confidence building exercises like tunnel runs and “walking the plank”. Clicker training will be explained, but use is optional. Well-behaved children, 10 years and older may attend this class. *Please provide a copy of current shot records, Bordetella required* Dates/Times: Session 1: Tuesdays, 11am-12pm: January 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11 Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm: February 12, 19, 26, Mar 4, 11 Location: Hillcrest Park, Skylight Room Fee: $99 Min.: 6 Max.: 10 Instructor: Carmen Williams, CPDT-ka, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator & Owner of Sunny Lane Canine Academy: www.sunnylanek9.com Note: Please bring puppy on regular collar (no metal) and 6-ft leash. Please bring treats for classes.

ILLUMINIGHT WINTER WALK Friday, January 31st 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM Luminary Making at Tri Dee Arts 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Live Music at Riverwalk Park Plaza 5:30 PM - Illuminight Winter Walk (start/end in the Riverwalk Park Plaza) The 6th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk celebrates art, light, health, and the community. Join us for in-the-moment luminary making, live music, a lighted procession, free hot chocolate and festivities. Bring a luminary or make your own! This is a rain or shine event. For additional information, please call (360) 419-9326.

Father / Daughter Valentine’s Ball All girls are invited with their fathers (or other father figure) to a Valentine’s Ball. This is an opportunity for dads and daughters to dress up and spend a night together creating lasting memories. Purchase them early to reserve your spot on the dance floor! All tickets must be pre-purchased. DATE: Saturday, February 8th TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: Mount Vernon High School Cafeteria AGE: Girls (17 years and under) /guardian (over 18 years+) FEE: $26 per couple, $13 each additional girl For more information on any program or event run through Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation call the administration office at (360) 336-6215.



Mount Vernon Residents! Enjoy the new...

Experience the new facility for FREE! The Skagit Valley Family YMCA and the City of Mount Vernon’s partnership allow opportunities for YOU and your FAMILY to enjoy the new facility for FREE!

FREE 6-Month Membership: Enter now!! A drawing for a FREE 6-month membership pass, valid July-December 2020. Participants must be residents of Mount Vernon and can enter via phone or in the Mount Vernon Parks & Enrichment office.

Contact the Mount Vernon Parks & Enrichment or Skagit Valley Family YMCA for more information about FREE services for City of Mount Vernon residents.

M.V.P.R. (360) 336-6215 Check out more details on our website: www.MountVernonWA.gov/parks


(360) 416-1350 www.skagitcounty.net/parks

“Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs”

From the Director’s Chair Director Brian Adams, Skagit County Parks and Recreation

As we head into a new year it’s a good time for us to reflect on our accomplishments, relish our progress, and route our path forward. From the islands to our west to the Cascades on our east, Skagit County is bisected by the Skagit River, peppered with rising peaks, and brimming with a mosaic of limnic waters. Skagit County hosts a scrumptious smorgasbord of parks and public places for those ready feast in its fortunes. When great park projects come together it’s generally because a lot of individuals and agencies have banded together. Our partners and volunteers have been a vital component of our success. Groups such as the Skagit Trail Builders, Washington Trail Association, Skagit Land Trust, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement, Skagit Valley College, and countless others have been and continue to be instrumental in making Skagit County a better place to recreate. By bringing in partners we can leverage grants, generate community support, create synergies, and

accomplish much more than could be done alone. By working together, we can make our parks and open spaces more conducive for recreation and more accommodating to wildlife. It takes a village and we can use a few good volunteers in 2020! Make a New Year’s resolution to spend your time volunteering at one of Skagit County’s more popular parks. Join us in building trails at the Northern State Recreation Area in 2020. We have set the table with a number of volunteer events scheduled. Training, tools, gloves, snacks, water and lunch are all provided. Volunteer sessions are rain or shine, so prepare for varying weather. We also suggest wearing sturdy shoes and long pants, since tools are being used. All volunteer work events start at 10am and end at 4:30pm.

Skagit Trail Builders Upcoming Volunteer Events January 11th and 25th February 8th and 22nd March 14th and 28th


It Takes a Village

28th Annual Spring Garage Sale, Antiques & More Sign up to sell your incredible things at an affordable booth space or come find new treasures for yourself! Bring your family & friends and enjoy vendors galore, food, live music & much more! Over 150 vendors and 6,000 visitors each year attend this event. Visit our website for vendor application forms.

Skagit County Fairgrounds

Phone: 360-416-1350 E-Mail: aricg@co.skagit.wa.us Web: www.skagitcounty.net/garagesale

Friday & Saturday April 10th & 11th, 2020 9:00 am ~ 4:00 pm Admission: $3.00 On site parking: $3.00

SAVE THE DATE! Skagit County Fair August 12-15, 2020


Adult Sports Leagues MEN’S WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE This league is open to men 18 years and older. Games will be played Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Skagit Valley College. This 8-game season will be followed by a single elimination league tournament. Same color and numbered shirts are required. Register by: Monday, January 6 Ages: 18 years and older Days/Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays beginning January 13 Time: 6:00 – 9:30 pm Locations: Skagit Valley College (SVC) Gym Fee: $470.00 per team

league is for teams wanting to get a “JUMP” on the 2020-2021 season. Junior Varsity and Varsity divisions are offered. Current 8th graders EARLY NOTICE!! (2020 freshmen) Spring Softball are encouraged League information to participate. will be available Varsity letter February 3, 2020! winners at “1A” Softball will begin schools and above with jamborees the are not eligible week of March 30th-April 3rd with regular season for JV play. Teams play beginning April 10th. Keep tabs on the Spring are required to Softball League information at www.skagitcounty. have same color, net/parks or e-mail tonyt@co.skagit.wa.us with any questions or to get on numbered shirts. a mailing list! Register by: Monday, March 16 Youth Sports Camps & Leagues Ages: 14 - 17 years old Day/dates: Mondays beginning March 23 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm 2020 BOYS S.W.I.S.H. (4TH-8TH Location: SVC and MVHS GRADES) BASKETBALL LEAGUE Fee: $510.00 per team The Boys Basketball Leagues is set to begin on


Saturday, January 11th (Boys S.W.I.S.H.). Please contact Skagit County Parks & Recreation for any TWO divisions to choose from on either Wednesday available space for an individual or team or Friday nights! COED teams in this league consist 360-416-1350 or tonyt@co.skagit.wa.us of 3 females and 3 males (6 on 6) aged 16 years 2020 BOYS MASTERS BASKETBALL or older. Divisions of LEAGUE play include Open & Two Divisions to Choose From! This basketball Recreation. The season league is for boys NOT on a high school basketball will include an 8-match team. Separate divisions are offered for 9th/10th and regular season at various 11th/12th grades, though divisions may play crosssites in Skagit County over games or be combined as needed. The season consists of a minimum of 8 games. Same colored, and conclude with a numbered shirts are required and each team must single elimination league have a coach/manager who is 21 years or older on the tournament. In all bench for each game. divisions it is a “call your own” officiating format.


Register by: Wednesday, January 8 OR Friday, January 10 Ages: 16 years and older Days/Dates: Wednesdays, beginning January 15 OR Fridays, beginning January 17 Time: 6:00 - 9:30 pm Location: Various gym sites Fee: $225.00 per team

Register by: Friday, January 17 Ages: 9th – 12th grade boys Day/dates: Sundays, beginning January 26 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Skagit Valley College (SVC) Gym Fee: $440.00 per team


Two divisions to choose from! This competitive



This VERY POPULAR tournament is now in its twentieth year with 100+ teams participating annually. Eight divisions to choose from including those for 4th/5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams for both boys and girls. All teams are guaranteed four games using a multilevel tournament format. Individual awards to division champions with team awards to the top teams in each division. Get your entry fees in early…this tourney fills fast! Register by: Friday, March 20 Ages: 4th – 8th grade Boys & Girls Day/dates: Friday - Sunday, March 27-29 Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Locations: various area gyms Fee: $285.00 per team

For more information or to register with a VISA or MasterCard call SCPR at 360-416-1350. Skagit County Parks and Recreation • (360) 416-1350 • www.skagitcounty.net/parks • www.VisitSkagitValley.com “Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs” 12439-001


To register for programs, click on “Education” at padillabay.gov

WINTER PROGRAMS AT PADILLA BAY RESERVE FOR KIDS Mini Explorers are the 3-5 year old learners. We look at a new topic each month, with stories, games, hands-on observations, art projects, and plenty of action. Call the Interpretive Center to register or register online.

December 4 & 5, 10:00AM & 1:00PM Song and Story Fest - Join us for an active hour of our very best songs and stories about the estuary.

January 8 & 9, 10:00AM & 1:00PM Octopus Adventures - Cephalopod, you say?

Our programs are free and they fill up. To be among the first to be notified of new programs, sign up for our Newsletter email service. Click on “Newsletter” at padillabay.gov

That’s what we call octopus, squid, and their amazing relatives. Come see and learn about these tentacled wonders!

a shell - or eelgrass - or the mud. Come learn about Padilla Bay animals who are champs at camouflage.

February 5 & 6, 10:00AM & 1:00PM

January 10 & 11, 10:30AM-12:00 noon

Super Sea Stars - Sea stars and their prickly relatives make us all smile. Come meet live sea stars from our aquariums and learn all about their wanderful ways. Junior Ecologists are 6-9 year olds who have fun exploring the estuary. Excursions to the beach, science experiments, games, art projects, and studying life in the bay–this program is guaranteed fun! Call the Interpretive Center or register online.

December 6 & 7, 10:30AM-12:00 noon Camouflaged Critters of Padilla Bay - When you want to avoid being eaten, it helps to look like

Meet the Coast Salish People - Estuaries like Padilla Bay have been home to the Coast Salish people for thousands of years. Come hear their stories and learn of their deep connection to this place called the Salish Sea.

February 14 & 15, 10:30AM-12:00 noon The Prickly-skinned Echinoderms - Sea stars and their lumpy, bumpy relatives love life in the estuary. Come meet the echinoderms in Padilla Bay’s aquariums, and learn about their amazing talents.


10441 Bay View-Edison Rd Mount Vernon WA 98273 With questions please call 360-428-1558

The Skagit Conservation District Presents:

Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course Featuring Valuable Tips For:

Native Plant Landscaping • Environmentally Friendly Garden Practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) • Attracting Birds to Your Backyard • Composting Bees as Pollinators • Building Healthy Soils • Managing Invasive Plants • Gardening for Wildlife Introduction to Low Impact Development/Rain Gardens • Permaculture Gardens And MORE!

Training provided by local experts!

Classes are free and will be held on Wednesday evenings, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, beginning Wednesday, March 18th and continuing through Wednesday, April 22nd at the Padilla Bay Research Reserve facility. Two Saturday field days are scheduled for April 4th and April 18th . “Seeing wildlife in my garden takes me to my happy place” - Carole Sevilla Brown, Conservation Biologist

For more information or to register, contact Kristi Carpenter: (360) 428-4313 or email: kristi@skagitcd.org


PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Please pre-register by March 13th This program is being held in partnership with the City of Mount Vernon, City of Sedro-Woolley, City of Anacortes, City of Burlington, and Skagit County


www.kiwanisbbq.com Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon: Building a Better Community Kiwanis Salmon BBQ April 4-26, 2020 • Daily 11 am-7 pm 29th Annual Community Wild Salmon Barbecue Each spring during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon hosts a 23-day salmon barbeque at the historic Hillcrest Lodge. Locally caught salmon is grilled to perfection over the open flame fire pit and served with delicious sides. What makes this event even more special is that every cent of this effort is returned to youth and community programs.

Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon

17 large plate $ 14 medium plate $

Alder grilled salmon Coleslaw Dessert

Baked Potato Garlic Bread Beverage

Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club Members

• Boys & Girls Club • META • Camp Orkila (Centennial School) • Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Baskets • Adopt a Family • Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation • YouthNet • Friendship House

• Ghana Together AXIM Project • Mount Vernon High School Key Club • Safe Kids Car Seats • Prayer Breakfast • Little Mountain Skills Center • MVPR Summer Outdoor Movies • Skagit County Community Action: WIC, Headstart & Spark





Tues & Wed


20409 East Hickox Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Tuesday night 6:30-8:30 Traditional League where Silver Arrow Bowmen we Just shoot recurves and longbows, nothing with cams or pulleys. It is a great chance to meet other stick and string shooters in the area, and possibly shoot some different bows. Wednesday night is Compound League night. There is a mix of things going on. Open shoot practice. We practice at the 20 yard line shooting at various targets. Flynt Rounds, a handicapped indoor shooting games at yardages varying from 20-6 yards great fun and indoor practice. FREE for members $3 for Non members Website: www.silverarrowbowmen.com. We are also on Facebook!

January 2020

11-12 Early Bird 3D

20409 East Hickox Rd, Mount Vernon 3D Shoots are on 8am-2pm staggered start Silver Arrow on Saturday & 8am target assignments w/ a Bowmen shotgun start on Sunday. It takes place on the walk though course shooting at life sized foam animal targets. We typically have a minimum of 30 targets out on the course each day. Distances are 5-60 yards. We will be using marked yardages for the course. Door prizes and Awards, Typically around 1pm on Sunday. 3D Shoots are on our walk though course shooting at life sized foam animal targets. No Broadheads Allowed. Adults (17&up) $15, $25 for 2 days. Youth (12-16): $7, $10 for 2 days. Cub (7-11): $5, $7 for 2 days. Pee Wee (6 & under): FREE-with paid adult. Website: www.silverarrowbowmen.com. We are also on Facebook!

31 Illuminight Winter Walk

3:30 PM - 5:15 PM Luminary Making at Tri Dee Arts 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Live Music at Riverwalk Park Plaza 5:30 PM - Illuminight Winter Walk (start/end in the Riverwalk Park Plaza) The 6th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk celebrates art, light, health, and the community. Join us for in-the-moment luminary making, live music, a lighted procession, free hot chocolate and festivities. Bring a luminary or make your

February 2020

1 Birds of Winter Art Walk

Saturday, February 1st 2-5pm Located throughout Businesses & Galleries in Downtown Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is pleased to present our annual Birds of Winter Art Walk in conjunction with Birds of Winter: A Skagit Valley Experience. Enjoy our Historic Downtown where our businesses will exhibit original works by local and regional artists celebrating winter fowls’ flights of fancy. MountVernonDowntown.org, (360) 336-3801. Mount Vernon Downtown, It’s Happening!

7 Daddy & Daughter Sweetheart Dance

Friday, February 7th 6:30-8:30pm Burlington Community Center – 1011 Greenleaf Ave. Create memories to last a lifetime! A daddy daughter dance can be an incredible opportunity to show your daughter how special she is and spend some quality time together! Raffle tickets, desserts and professional 3X5 photo included in ticket price. No sales at the door, must pre-register. Phone: (360) 755-9649 Website: www.burlingtonwa.gov/recreation

8 Father/Daughter Valentine Ball

Saturday, February 8th 6:30pm-8:30pm Mount Vernon High School Cafeteria This is an opportunity for dads and daughters to dress up and spend a night together creating special memories, dancing and enjoying refreshments. Remember to bring your camera! $26 per couple. All Tickets must be pre-purchased. (360) 336-6215

March 2020

14 Community Gear Sale & Swap Saturday, March 14th 10am-2pm

Burlington Parks & Recreation – 900 East Fairhaven Ave. Do you have used outdoor recreational gear and equipment that you’d like to sell or trade to others? Sign up for a booth! Vendors have the chance to wheel & deal with each other 30 minutes before the doors open to the public. Indoor and outdoor spaces available. Phone: (360) 755-9649 Website: www.burlingtonwa.gov/recreation

April 2020

4-26 Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue Hillcrest Park Lodge: 1717 South 13th Street, Mount Vernon The Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon is hosting a salmon barbecue at the Hillcrest Lodge, featuring indoor and outdoor dining from 11am-7pm daily. Locally caught salmon is grilled to perfection over the open flame fire pit then served with a smile! See page 11 for more details! www.kiwanismv.net

4-5 Fools Shoot 3D Fun Shoot

20409 East Hickox Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 3D Shoots are on 8am-2pm staggered start on Saturday & 8am target assignments w/ a shotgun start on Sunday. It takes place on the walk though course Silver Arrow Bowmen shooting at life sized foam animal targets. We typically have a minimum of 30 targets out on the course each day. Distances are 5-60 yards. No Broadheads Allowed. Adults (17&up) $15, $25 for 2 days. Youth (12-16): $7, $10 for 2 days. Cub (7-11): $5, $7 for 2 days. Pee Wee (6 & under): FREE-with paid adult. Website: www.silverarrowbowmen.com. We are also on Facebook!

June 2020

4-6 Mount Vernon Girls Volleyball

Youth Volleyball Clinic at Mount Vernon High School Gym June 4-6: Thursday, Friday 5-6:30pm and Saturday 9-11am. Co-ed Volleyball clinic for youth 3-6th grade. Come learn from the high school athletes and coaches the fundamentals of Volleyball. Fun drills and sport specific activities that can set them up for this lifelong sport. $35 per athlete will support MVHS Volleyball and be a great experience for your budding player. Sign up at MVHS Athletic Office or by email: Mishel Keltner keltners_6@hotmail.com



own! This is a rain or shine event. For additional information, please call (360) 419-9326.

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