People living on Lake Stevens properties play volleyball and learn to garden.This spring and summer there are a wide variety of learning and recreational options for people living on Lake Stevens properties. The entire community is welcome to participate in the wealth of programs offered through the community education classes provided by the Lake Stevens School District. Adult fitness options include both basketball and volleyball opportunities beginning this spring. For instance, the Over 18 Co-Ed Adult Basketball class with Micah Stevens begins on April 26th and lasts until June 14th. For a $25 fee, participants will have a full workout while playing basketball at the LSMS Main Gym on Thursdays from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The maximum class size will be 25 people. Drop-ins are not allowed, so pre-register as soon as possible.

Volleyball enthusiasts will want to join in the fun of the Non-Competitive Co-Ed Adult Volleyball class with Kristie Carl. Every skill level is welcome, and the teams will be switched up every three games so things stay fun and interesting! For the same $25 fee, players will meet on Tuesdays from April 10th through June 19th in the NLMS Gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Drop-ins will be welcome for a $5 fee. There will be no class on the 29th of May.

People who are looking to beautify their Lake Stevens properties have a variety of gardening classes to choose from this spring and summer as well. On Saturday the 5th of May, those interested in learning the art and science of raised-bed gardening are encouraged to join the Building Raised Beds class with Terry Myer. For just the $25 class fee, participants will be provided with a garden starter kit that includes the seeds, pots, and necessary compost. They will learn all about the different building steps, strategies, and proper materials for raised-bed gardening. Attendees need to bring a pair of good gardening gloves. They will go home with a simple raised garden bed they built themselves. The class will meet at the Lake Stevens Visitors and Information Center from noon to 2 p.m. There will be a tour of the Eagle Ridge Community Garden available afterwards.

The Tower Gardening class with Kathleen Wood will provide another gardening option for those who are interested in growing plants with limited spaces. For a $15 fee, participants will learn the benefits of tower gardening and how to grow over 20 plants in a small space all year round. They will leave with a better understanding of aeroponics as a way to grow fresh food for their families. This class will meet on Wednesday the 6th of June from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ESC Conference Room B.

With everything from K-9 Manners classes, to Enhancing Photography Skills and Chalkboard Art classes, there’s something for everyone in the offerings this spring and summer. To learn more, call the district office at 425-335-1500 or visit Community Education to register.