Luncheon for DVS
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is holding it’s 8th annual Handbag Auction and Luncheon: “Break the Silence – End the Violence” on Thursday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Xfinity Events Center in Everett.
This luncheon includes a silent and live auction of new and gently used handbags. All proceeds support DVS’s programs. The group is currently accepting donations of new and gently used handbags. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Cost is $30 per person. To register, visit www.dvs-
snoco.org or call Stephanie Civey at 425-259-2827 x1013.
Bald eagle photography
The Pilchuck Audubon Society will host nature photographer Kevin Ebi speaking about his book “Year of the Eagle” at its next program meeting Friday, June 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Everett Firefighter’s Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave. in Everett.
Ebi will present his year of documenting the lives of
Puget Sound area bald eagles, how they develop and learn to fly, survive their first winter in the upper Skagit, and learn how to hunt in the Hood Canal. Ebi, of Seattle, has photographed in locations worldwide.
Blues show for breast cancer
Citrine Health is having a big Blues show for breast cancer.
Citrine Health offers specialized services to breast cancer survivors. The show will have Roy Rogers and
Delta Rhythm Kings performing at Citrine Health, 2940 W.
Marine View Drive in Everett. The show is on Saturday, May 27 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in order to promote breast cancer awareness. The performance will be a lot of fun, includes food, and it’s all for a good cause.
Tickets cost $40 at the door
or $35 in advance for the
benefit concert. Find tickets online at www.citrineblues.com
Evergreen Arboretum Plant Sale
The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Annual Plant Sale and Raffle is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held just outside the Arboretum entrance on the tennis court at American Legion Memorial Park in north Everett. This is the arboretum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Raffle tickets can be purchased at Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville and at the Sorticulture event June 9 through 11. Tickets can be purchased day-of-sale as well.
Rotarians plant geraniums
On Saturday, May 13, members of the Rotary Club of Monroe purchased and planted geraniums on First Street in Snohomish at Kla Ha Ya Park that includes the site of the 2005 Rotary Centennial drinking fountain.
This year the club will be donating $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at
each of the three Snohomish School District high schools.
A new recovery program will launch in Snohomish on Sunday, June 4, at Snohomish Church of the Nazarene, 1017 13th St. in Snohomish. Celebrate Recovery is a free, Christ-centered recovery program to help people overcome all kinds of hurts, habits and hang-ups.
The program will occur on Sunday evenings. A light dinner is available at 5 p.m. for $4 per person or $10 per family. A large group meeting will take place at 6 p.m., and gender-specific open share groups will occur at 7 p.m.
Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format.
They will perform June 11 at 4 p.m. at the Thumbnail Theater, 1211-4th St. in Snohomish. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. For more information call 360-568-9412.
Join the Snohomish County Clothing & Textile Advisors (CTA) Thursday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Sew Thoughtful. The group will be sewing baby quilts for
the Navy & Marine Corps Relief society. This nonprofit organization plays an important role in the lives of military families. Quilt kits will be provided. Please bring sewing machine, an assortment of thread colors, sewing tools and lunch. The group meets at McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett in the Education building behind the WSU Extension Office. It usually meets on Fridays, but this one time it will meet Thursday. Contact Arlene at 425-743-0118 with any questions.
The YWCA is collecting toiletries to give to homeless people in preparation of Project Homeless Connect, a one-stop assistance day.
Donate full-size 2-in-1 shampoos, shaving materials, deodorants, toothpastes, toothbrushes and other toiletries by June 22 to the YWCA office at 3301 Broadway in Everett.
For questions, call 425-258-2766.
Kids Bike Swap work parties
The 2017 Kids Bike Swap will be June 18 and your help is needed in getting kids bikes repaired. No experience is needed. All abilities are welcome, there will be tasks for every level.
Work party dates: Thursday, June 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ; and Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 p.m.
Work parties are at 2531 Broadway Ave. in Everett. Door and parking are in the back of the Broadway Mall. For more information call 425-252-6952.
Staff vs. seniors basketball
Glacier Peak DECA will be hosting the 5th Annual Senior vs. Staff Basketball Game.
The game will be held at Glacier Peak High School, in the main gym, on Wednesday, June 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. All proceeds received from this event will be used to fund Glacier Peak DECA for future educational trips and events.
Fun run / walk
Monroe VFW Post 7511 is hosting Flags for our Fallen, a 5K walk/run event that takes place 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, at Lake Tye Park in Monroe. The event begins with presentations; the walk/run starting promptly at 10 a.m.
Flags for our Fallen remembers, with gratitude and reverence, the heroes who gave, as President Abraham Lincoln once said, their “last full measure of devotion.” VFW Post 7511 extends a heartfelt invitation to the community to be part of that remembrance.
Post 7511 Quartermaster-elect Jaymie Weber will be installed as the post quartermaster in May. She is the first female quartermaster in Monroe VFW Post 7511’s history.
All funds raised during the event will be dedicated to VFW Post 7511. Groupon has tickets on sale as a deal: www.groupon.com/deals/1979
The Clearview-Maltby Market opened April 1 at the Clearview Professional Plaza, 18122 Hwy 9 Snohomish, just south of 180th Street SE.
The market will be open every Saturday from April through May from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. There are games for kids, bounce house, raffles and entertainment.
The market is a fundraiser for Beck’s Place, www.becksplace.org. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Monroe will be hosting a “Passport Day” on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Monroe City Hall, 806 W. Main St. If you are interested in applying for your passport, but can’t come during the week, here’s your chance. Applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis and the doors will be closed at 1 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding passport applications, visit www.monroewa.gov under Government Services or call the city at 360-794-7400.
Garden plots available
Registration has opened to have a garden plot at the Garden of Hope at the Church of the Nazarene, 1017 13th St. in Snohomish.
There will also be a garden work day on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 11 a.m. The project will be to raise 10 rain barrels off the ground.
For more information, call Joni at 206-992-6458 or email her at email@example.com
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.
The Monroe Concert Band is looking to fill positions for trombone, oboe, bassoon and percussion players. No auditions required for those with high school level experience. The Concert Band plays a variety of music including classical marches, rock n’ roll and movie-themed music. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Harvest of Snohomish County creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank. Volunteers are needed for the 2017 season. Please contact email@example.com for more information or visit voaww.org/projectharvest
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, www.sno.wednet.edu
The direct web page file for the registration form is www.sno.wednet.edu/files/3214/6602/3682/Kla-Ha-Ya_Club_Registration.pdf
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.
Free used medical equipment
If you need a cane, wheelchair, shower seat or similar medical equipment, a free resource is available in Snohomish. A program sponsored by the nonprofit Snohomish Free Evangelical Church offers free medical equipment to the general public and also accepts donations of good used medical equipment.
The program asks people to borrow items and return them when done.
Call 425-238-8482 or 360-420-4464 to make arrangements to either borrow an item or make a donation.
A Pancake Breakfast is the third Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. This has been a tradition at the East County 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 East County 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.
The Snohomish Senior Center hosts a Community Breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Come have a delicious breakfast of biscuits & gravy, pancakes or French toast, ham or sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome and the cost is only $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 10. The Center is located at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.
Thursday night open mic nights
The Hungry Pelican restaurant holds an open mic night for the public from 6 to 10 p.m. each Thursday.
Jeff Crookall & Friends host Acoustic Open Mic. Participate or simply enjoy the show. This is an all ages event.
The Hungry Pelican is located at 113 Ave. C in Snohomish.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.writerskickstart.com or look for writerskickstart on Facebook.
Story time with Simon
Uppercase Book Shop, now 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.
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 www.monroetoastmasters.com