Art Holiday show: works by the Northwest Pastel Society plus dozens of locally created glass and ceramic pieces. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, Arts Council of Snohomish County...

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Holiday show: works by the Northwest Pastel Society plus dozens of locally created glass and ceramic pieces. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, Arts Council of Snohomish County, 1507 Wall St., Everett. Free. Information: 425-257-8380.

Needle-arts show: Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild presents “This Is Not Your Grandmother’s Needlework!” 1-4 p.m. today and tomorrow, Edmonds Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N. Admission: $1-$2. Information: 425-774-0900.

December 2004

December 2004 calendar

Pastels: works by Janis Graves on display. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today, tomorrow, Friday and Sunday, Gallery North, 508 Main St. Free. Information: 425-774-0946.


Dog obedience: for dogs 6 months old and up; covers pulling on a leash, waiting at doors and following basic commands. 7-8 p.m. Jan. 10-Feb. 28 or March 7-April 11, Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St. Cost: $85-$98. Registration: 425-745-1891.

Knitting basics: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Lynnwood Parks and Recreation, 18900 44th Ave. W. Cost: $18-$19 plus a $12 supply fee. Registration: 425-771-4030.

New Year’s Eve

Bars and restaurants

5th Avenue Grillhouse: party favors, champagne toast and rock by B.D. and the Rockits. Doors open at 3 p.m. for dinner, 9 p.m. for New Year’s celebration. Address: 610 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Information: 425-776-1976.

Grazie Ristorante Italiano: Shear Jazz performs. 8 p.m.-midnight, 23207 Bothell-Everett Highway S.E., Bothell. No cover charge. Information and reservations: 425-402-9600 or

McCabe’s American Music Cafe: party favors, country-dance lessons at 7:45 p.m. for $2, and champagne toast and snack buffet at midnight. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dancing starts at 9 p.m. Address: 3120 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Information: 425-252-3082.

New Year’s Eve Gala at Everett Events

Center Ballroom: Rhythm-and-blues band Soul Flight plays. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music and dancing begin at 9 p.m. A belly-dance troupe performs during band breaks. Tickets include party favors, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and gift baskets. Admission: $35. Reservations: Alicia Sharpe, 425-303-1848. Information:

Oxford Saloon: dinner with party favors and champagne toast; Tim Casey and the Bluescats will perform. Admission: $45 per person, $80 per couple. Address: 913 First St., Snohomish. Reservations: 360-568-3845 or

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party: celebration for kids with party poppers, blowers and hats that youngsters can make. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. Activities are free with the $5 entry fee (museum admission is free for children 12 months and younger). Information: 425-258-1006, ext. 1012, or .

Turner’s: party includes pool, video games, party favors, champagne toast and recorded top-40 dance music. Address: 9:30 p.m., 2019 Hewitt Ave., Everett. No cover charge. Doors open at 11 a.m. Information: 425-252-2604.

Bowling alleys

Brunswick Majestic Lanes: senior Monte Carlo party starts at 9:30 a.m.; includes breakfast buffet, bowling for cash, noisemakers, hats and prizes. Admission: $16.99. Reservations recommended.

New Year’s Eve parties run in two-hour blocks; families can bring children for party favors, hats and leis every hour. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Cost: $49 per lane for up to six people.

Bowling for youths and families; 8-10 p.m. ($40 per lane) and 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. ($50 per lane).

Over-18 party, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., includes buffet, party favors, noisemakers, champagne or sparkling cider and Monte Carlo bowling. Cosmic Bowling starts at 12:15 a.m. Cost: $44.99 at the door ($5 for child care).

Address: 1222 164th St. S.W., between Lynnwood and Mill Creek.

Evergreen Lanes: Family Glow Bowling, 5:30-7 p.m., costs $8.50. New Year’s Eve Moonlight Bowling begins at 8:15 p.m. and costs $20 for four games. Address: 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Reservations: 425-259-7206.

Robin Hood Lanes: Moonlight Bowling party for ages 18 and older begins at 8:30 p.m.; includes sandwiches, hats, party favors and four games of bowling. Admission: $40. Address: 9801 Edmonds Way, Edmonds. Reservations: 425-776-2101.

Strawberry Lanes: Family Rockabowl includes disc jockey and party favors. Admission: $20. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 1067 Columbia Ave., Marysville. Reservations: 360-659-7641.

Tyee Lanes: $8-per-person family party, 5-6:30 p.m., includes Galactic Bowling, shoes, refreshments, party favors and 6 p.m. countdown. Adult party, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., includes four games of casino bowling, colored-pin bowling, hats, noisemakers, party favors, a champagne toast, karaoke and dancing. Admission: $25. Address: 914 N. Broadway, Everett. Reservations. 425-259-6161.


Big Apple Casino at Club Broadway: $30 party package includes buffet dinner, 7-10 p.m., and party favors, entertainment, champagne toast at midnight and balloon drop. $15 package includes everything but the dinner. Entertainment, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., features live music with Chain Reaction, pool, darts and video games. Call for dinner reservations; otherwise pay at the door. Address: 1611 Everett Ave., Everett. Information: 425-259-3551 or

Crazy Moose Casino: free party with comedy show at 10 p.m. and prize giveaways at 11 p.m. Attractions also include party favors, day and night buffets, and noon and midnight poker tournaments. Address: 22003 66th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Information: 425-672-4770.

Great American Casino: cards, pool, video games, door prizes, appetizers and party favors. Hit Connection plays live dance music beginning at 8 p.m. No cover charge. Address: 12715 Fourth Ave. W., Everett. Information: 425-347-1669 or

Quil Ceda Creek Nightclub and Casino: Las Vegas-style entertainment, 7 p.m.-4 a.m.; includes $1 champagne, free appetizers and party favors. No cover charge. Address: 6410 33rd Ave. N.E., Tulalip Reservation. Information: 888-272-1111, 360-651-1111 or

Silver Dollar Casino: party starts at 7 p.m.; includes champagne, party favors and music by the Afrodisiacs. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Address: 17917 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Information: 425-481-9227.

Silver Dollar Casino: party begins at 8 p.m.; features hors d’oeuvres and party favors. Reservations are needed for dinner only. Address: 7004 220th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace. Information: 425-775-5677.

Tulalip Casino: The Penguins play at Canoes Cabaret, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Party favors are scheduled for 10 p.m., and celebrity look-alikes, free keepsake photos of guests, midnight countdown and balloon drop are planned. No cover charge. Address: 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip Reservation. Information: 888-272-1111, 360-651-1111 or

Hotel special

Embassy Suites Hotel: romance package for two adults includes party favors, champagne, chocolates, heated pool, hot tub, sauna and late checkout (3 p.m.), and New Year’s Day snacks and big-screen TV in the atrium for Rose Bowl parade. Cost: $159. Address: 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Reservations: 425-775-2500.

Recreation centers

Funtasia: bumper boats and cars, go-karts, laser tag, video games, batting cages and miniature golf. New Year’s Eve party starts at 7 p.m. for $20 per person and features access to all amusements, midnight balloon drop and prize drawing. Address: 7212 220th St. S.W., Edmonds. Information: 425-775-2174 or

Lynnwood Ice Center: daytime session, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; evening session, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., with party favors and live music by Elite Stranger. Fees: $6.50 for general admission, $5.50 for children 5-12, free for children under 5, $2.50 for skate rental. Group rates available. Address: 19803 68th Ave. W. Information: 425-640-9999 or

Skate Deck: daytime party, 12:30-4:30 p.m., costs $6.50; evening party, 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., is $10. Both include party favors, hats, horns and skate rentals. Address: 9700 19th Ave. S.E., Everett. Information: 425-337-0202 or

Skate Inn: all-night skate for families includes games, hats and noisemakers. 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., 7313 44th Ave. N.E., Marysville. Admission: $20 by tomorrow, $25 at the door. Information: 360-659-3900 or


Indoor flat-track races: go-karts (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) and all-terrain vehicles (2-10:30 p.m.), Saturday and Jan. 8, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe. Admission: $7-$9, free for children under 6. Information: 425-337-2065.

Motorcycle Arena Cross: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe. Admission: $10. Information: 425-388-3200.

Ski and snowboard trips: Teens in middle and high school can sign up for five consecutive Saturdays of bus rides to spend the day skiing or snowboarding at Stevens Pass. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Jan. 8-Feb. 5, departing from Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd. S.E., Mill Creek. Cost: $38 per day, $165 for the series. Registration: 425-745-1891.

Inner-tubing: Ages 12-18 can spend the day tubing at Snoqualmie Pass. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 17, departing from the Lynnwood Parks and Recreation office, 18900 44th Ave. W. Cost: $24-$26. Registration: 425-771-4030.

Travel tips

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia: information on safe and convenient travel and sightseeing. 10 a.m. Jan. 8, the Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Free. Registration: 877-225-1994.

London: transportation and sightseeing suggestions, nightlife and theater pointers, dining options and accommodation suggestions. 10 a.m. Jan. 8, Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Free. Registration: or 425-771-8303, ext. 259.

Compiled by Laurie Dunlap and Diane Wright. Send calendar items to The Times of Snohomish County, 1133 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood, Suite 101, WA 98037. Fax: 425-745-7723. E-mail: