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Everett Chorale
The Everett Chorale will “sing for food” with a show to benefit local organizations that serve homeless people.
The show’s beneficiaries are Cocoon House and the Hungry Hearts Foundation.
The show is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for students and all military members active or retired with ID.

Fobes/Swans Trail reunion
The students from Fobes and Swans Trail schools will be holding their annual reunion and potluck on Sunday, June 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at Hill Park on Blackmans Lake, 1610 Park Ave., in Snohomish. For information, call 425-334-2939.

Book author speaks- this event has moved to June 30
Everett-based author and self-described animal communicator Sindi Somers will be hosting a presentation and celebration of animals followed by a reading of her new children’s E-book, “I Love all the Animals in this World.”
This free, all ages, public event will be held on June 30 at 2 p.m. at Café Zippy located at 1502 Rucker Ave. in Everett.
There will be a Q-and-A time with the author, door prizes and more fun. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Café Zippy. Call 360-601-4358 or email for more information.

Senior Dances
Senior Dances are held Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes St. in Everett. Bob’s Dance Band provides the live music. No partner needed. Admission is $7. For more information, 425-252-0291.

Free jazz concert
The Monroe Community Band is celebrating this American music genre with the New Orleans style jazz of Louis Armstrong and others, plus Big Band swing and much more. Show is Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Wagner Arts Center, 609 W. Main St.

Acoustic Showcase
Cowboy Conditions presents “Acoustic Showcase” Saturday, June 22 from 7-10 p.m. at the Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish. Enjoy music from three great ensembles in one terrific acoustic showcase. There will opportunities to meet the performers and have a snack.
The line up includes Erandolin Celtic Strings at 7 p.m., A Well Known Stranger at 8 p.m., and It’s About Time at 9 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for ticket sales, if not purchased online.

Attention farmers
The Snohomish Conservation District is seeking farmers who are interested in having 30-40 volunteers come out to their property to glean fruits or vegetables which will go to the Snohomish Community food banks.
A represenative from the district will be speaking at the local fruit growers’ meeting on this topic Thursday, June 13 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402 Second St.
Volunteers will glean what is not able to be completely collected by larger farm equipment used in harvesting. The District will handle all of the volunteer recruitment and management — all they need is you!
If you’re interested or have questions, contact Joe Crumbley at or 425-377-7028.

Snohomish Garden Tour is June 30
The Snohomish Garden Club will present its 34th Annual Garden Tour on Sunday, June 30 from noon until 5 p.m. See a number of gardens traditionally not open to the public. Five are in the Dutch Hill area just outside Snohomish city limits, plus a garden is in Monroe.
Tickets are $15 and available through the website, as well as at McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery, McDaniel’s Do-It Center, Molbak’s in Woodinville and Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville.
A plant sale and day-of-tour tickets will be available at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th Street. Children under 12 may take the tour free of charge.
Proceeds from the annual Snohomish Garden Club Tour will be used to fund the hanging flower baskets in downtown Snohomish.
More information is at

Everett Chorale
The Everett Chorale will “sing for food” with a show to benefit local organizations that serve homeless people.
The show’s beneficiaries are Cocoon House and the Hungry Hearts Foundation.
The show is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for students and all military members active or retired with ID.
Children’s Chorus
The Seattle Children’s Chorus (SCC) is opening up a new rehearsal location in Snohomish. The chorus is partnering with the Academy of Snohomish and Zion Lutheran Church to bring new choral opportunities to students of all ages. The newest rehearsal location is on the Academy of Snohomish and Zion Lutheran Church’s campus at 330 Union Ave, Snohomish. The church’s phone number is 360-568-2700.
For more information about SCC, visit www.seattle

Pablo Cruise show
From 1975 to 1985 the band Pablo Cruise toured the United States, Canada and Japan extensively, gaining a few top 10 radio hits along the way.
They’ll be performing at the Historic Everett Theatre with their jazz-influenced pop-rock sound on June 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $50 through the theatre’s ticketing system. This is an all-ages show.
See for more details or call the box office at 425-258-6766. The theatre is located at 2911 Colby Ave.

Learn about Lime scooters
Learn about the new Lime scooters in downtown Everett from the general manager for Lime at this month’s Engage Everett meeting, which will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. The location’s At Large Brewing and Taproom, 2730 W. Marine View Drive. This is a 21 and over event.
Engage Everett is a monthly networking program supported by the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County.

Fire extinguisher training, including in sign language
Learn how to operate a fire extinguisher at a class taught by Everett firefighters on Thursday, June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. The course is one hour long with staggered start times, two of which offer an American Sign Language interpreter. Pre-registration is required and seats are limited, with priority given to those who need an ASL interpreter.
All training is at 6201 Berkshire Dr., Everett. Wear closed-toe shoes. To register for the class, visit

Join in to pick unwanted fruit and vegetables with Project Harvest to increase access to nutritious food for people who are food-insecure.
Project Harvest and Snohomish Conservation District will be hosting several gleaning events at local farms throughout the summer. Sign up for the mailing list to stay in the loop for upcoming events and workshops at

Sewing donations
Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors are collecting donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment for their annual Fabric Sale in June. Call Arlene, 425-743-0118 or Julie, 425-835-0391 for additional details.

Sew Thoughtful
Help sew quilts for children who are at Mary’s Place in Everett and the Everett Women’s Shelter.
The Snohomish Clothing and Textiles Advisors are collecting quilts, and will hold a get-together to sew on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 Cedar Valley Ave W. in Lynnwood.
Bring your sewing machine, regular sewing equipment and a few basic colors of construction thread. Bring your own brown bag lunch and beverage.

Foster parents needed
Is foster parenting for you? Do you have questions about becoming a foster parent? Are you currently a relative caregiver for a foster child? Please email for more information or go to their website,

Vendors wanted
If you would like to be a vendor at the Snohomish Senior Center’s annual Spring Bazaar on April 13, please call Carol at 425-870-1485 to learn more or sign up.

Host an exchange student
The ASSE Student Exchange Program, a nonprofit, public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet Republics. Host families provide room, board and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home. Couples, single parents and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to apply.Exchange students arrive shortly before the 2019-2020 school year and each student is fully insured, has personal spending money and expects to bear their share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. For more information, go to, email or call 800-733-2773.

Dance Lessons
Come alone or bring a friend or partner! Beginner square dance lessons are at the Horseshoe Grange, 16424 Broadway Ave. in Snohomish. Lessons run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The first lesson is free, afterward, lessons are $7 each. The lessons are set up in two 10-week sessions that consist of two hours of dancing and instruction each Tuesday evening. All dancers are requested to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Ages 12 and up welcome.
For more information, visit

Immigration resource
The Everett Community Resource Center presents free immigration consultations at 215 W. Mukilteo Boulevard in Everett. Consultations are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Support is available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Hindi and Russian. For more information, email or call 425-355-6005.

Medical equipment needed
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheel chairs, transport chairs, rolling or front wheel walkers, shower chairs and bedside commodes. MedShed hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MedShed is located at 210 Ave.B, in the parking lot of the Snohomish Evangelical Church. For more information call 425-238-8482.

Free medical equipment
If you need a cane, wheelchair, shower seat or similar medical equipment, a program sponsored by the nonprofit Snohomish Free Evangelical Church, located at 210 Ave. B, offers free used medical equipment to the public and also accepts donations of good used medical equipment.
Call 425-238-8482 or 360-420-4464 to make arrangements to either borrow an item or make a donation.
For a current list of inventory, visit, click on Ministries and then Parish Nursing.

Weight loss club
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a nonprofit organization about weight loss, meets at 9 a.m. every Monday at First Baptist
Church, 17922 149th Street S.E. in Monroe. For more information, call Ruthie at 360-863-8900.

Seniors get in free
The Snohomish School District has brought back a free pass that lets seniors 65 and older living within the district boundaries receive complimentary tickets to high school plays and Snohomish ball games.
It’s called the Golden Kla Ha Ya Club, and registration forms are online at the school district’s website,
The gold cards can be picked up at the school district office, 1601 Ave. D.
To use the card for an event, first call the Snohomish High School ticket booth at 360-563-4008 or the Glacier Peak High School ticket booth at 360-563-7504 to have a ticket ready at will call and ensure to bring the card for free entry.
The Snohomish Senior Center also has information, 506 Fourth Street or 360-568-0934.
The school district restarted the program a few months ago as a way to honor seniors.

Pancake Breakfast
A Pancake Breakfast is the third Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. This has been a tradition at the Monroe Community Senior Center for over 40 years. Bring your family, no reservations required. Adults $5, children under 12 years of age are $3.
The center is located at 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.

Making Music with Dementia
This program offered by the Monroe Community Senior Center on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. is for care receivers and caregivers both! Do you want to get out of the house with your loved one with dementia? This drop in music program is fun for both of you! Hear music you know (some you don’t) and tap to the beat while watching your care receiver open up in new ways because of live music.
The center is located at 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. 360-764-6359.

Volunteer opportunities
The Snohomish Senior Center is seeking volunteers for cashiers at Fabulously Frugal Thrift Store, front desk receptionist, shuttle drivers and handymen. For more information please contact Erica at 360-568-0934 or email

Writers kickstart group
The Writers Kickstart Group in Snohomish provides help for aspiring writers, any age, any genre. The group meets to share stories, ideas and information at Haggen’s Grocery Café by the fireplace, 1301 Ave. D, Snohomish.
Find the group at or look for writerskickstart on Facebook.

Story time with Simon
Uppercase Bookshop, on Second Street in Snohomish, lets young ones sit with Simon Sallee, who is a Certified Pet Partner Therapy Dog. All children are welcome. Story content is gearing toward children four years old and up.
Story Time with Simon meets every Sunday.
Uppercase Bookshop is in the Second Street Cabin on Second Street between avenues A and B.

Toastmasters meetings
The Monroe Toastmasters group can help you develop speaking and leadership skills, ace a job interview and possibly ignite your career!
The Monroe group meets every Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Alfy’s Pizza at 19121 U.S. 2.
For more information, visit


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