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Climate activism speaker
Paul Cheokten Wagner will be the featured speaker at the June 25 6:30 p.m. meeting of the local climate activist group, 350 Everett. Wagner, of the Saanich First Nations, is a traditional storyteller, award winning Native American flutist and longtime climate activist. He founded Winter Shelter, the “Tarpee,” for the Standing Rock protest against the trans Canadian pipeline in North Dakota.
Wagner shares traditional songs and stories of the Coast Salish peoples. His message is for our world facing the end of a stable climate and the destruction of clean water in only a few hundred years. We must learn from the past and work toward a cooperative and peaceful future. Meeting is at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave.

Coffee with a Cop
The Snohomish Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Friday June, 22 at 10 a.m. at the Haggen at 1301 Avenue D.
The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers Please call 360-568-0888 with any questions.

Swing into Summer dinner dance
Dance to the live music of the Moonlight Swing Orchestra. Bring your family and friends for a night of fun! The event is Saturday, June 30 at the Monroe Community Senior Center at 276 Sky River Parkway. Doors open and cocktail hour begins at 5:00 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Music and dancing at 6:00 p.m. $15 admission. Visit to reserve seats! Prepay and get a free drink ticket! Beer, Wine & Margaritas available for purchase.

Garage sale, vendor fair and breakfast
Bring the family for a unique shopping experience! Free Admission! $5 breakfast available from 8-10 a.m.
Want to be a vendor? Reserve your spot today! $25 (10’x 10’) space reservation fee. Bring a tent and table. Eight-foot tables rent for $10.
Email, visit or stop by and pick up a registration form. Event is Saturday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Monroe Community Senior Center parking lot at 276 Sky River Parkway.

Summer Music at the Plaza
Free concerts begin Wednesday, June 13. Concerts continue on Wednesdays through July 25, with the exception of July 4.
Concert Series Schedule:
June 13: New Age Flamenco (Latin/Mediterranean/ Gypsy/Flamenco)
June 20: Roosevelt Road (Bluegrass/Americana)
June 27: Commander Mojo and The Horns of Discontent (R&B/Soul/Rock)
July 11: The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project (Caribbean Steel Pan)
July 18: Second Hand Newz Fleetwood Mac Tribute (Pop/Rock)
July 25: Jette (Classic Rock)
Concerts are 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Food and craft vendors are on site from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Concerts are at the Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza at 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett.

Snohomish Youth Beekeeping
The Snohomish Youth Beekeeping group meets the second Monday of each month (except December) for free arts & crafts and a pollinator lesson for children ages 5 to 18. Class is at the at Snohomish Library at 311 Maple Ave., from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to with the number of children attending to ensure ample supplies.

Maltby Food Bank
The Maltby Food Bank will hold a 25th Anniversary Open House on June 24, 1- 4 p.m. with presentations at 2 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and see what a “give-out” day looks like. The food bank would love to show its neighbors and supporters, what your generosity allows the food bank to provide for its clients. The event is at 21104 86th Ave SE in Snohomish.

Vacation Bible School
The Snohomish Evangelical Free Church and Zion Lutheran Church are partnering this summer to host a Vacation Bible School July 23-27 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. School is at 210 Ave. B.; phone is 360-568-9476. Start on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride.

Opel car meet
This year the Opel club has expanded its invitation to include the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky; imported between 2006-2010 and 2007-2010 respectively; both are actually Opel GTs but have been rebadged here in the States. The meet this year will be held on Saturday, June 30, at Clearview Nursery & Stone, 16918 Highway 9, Snohomish. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. At noon there will be a barbecue hosted by Gil Wesson of GT Source. Mid-afternoon the club plans to “crash” the local cruise-in at the Albertson’s down the road, then gather for dinner in Snohomish. The event is free and the public is welcome!  

Waste Warrior workshop
Curious about recycling? Want to share what you know? Want to make a difference in your community? Become a Waste Warrior! Classes are Saturdays, June 23 to July 7 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the WSU Extension at McCollum Park - 600 128th St. SE in Everett. Learn about recycling, composting and more from experts, hands-on training, and local field trips! This fun, 3-day course is modified from the Master Recycler/Composter program. $35 fee if accepted, application deadline is June 18. For more information go to

Fobes/Swans Trail Reunion
The Annual Fobes/Swans Trail School Reunion and Potluck will be Sunday, June 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at Hill Park on Blackmans Lake in Snohomish at 1600 Park Ave.
For more information, call 425-334-2939.

Busy Bee Quilters
Busy Bee Quilters meets the third Thursday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m.
The May meeting was at the Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave. in Snohomish.
For more information or questions, please call 425-268-1119.

Friday Night Bingo
Everyone’s invited to a fun evening of Bingo every Friday at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
Early Bird Games, 12 Game Packs and Special Packs. Cash payouts on games from $20 to $100. Progressive Payouts up to $1,199. Pull tabs, too!

Al-anon, Alateen meetings
Al-anon and Alateen is a support group for friends and families who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Meetings in Snohomish are held Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 1305 Pine Ave.; Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 Second St., and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Alano Club, 625 Ford Ave.
For more information and a list of local meetings go to or call 425-348-7828.

Line Dancing
In addition to traditional country line dancing, you will learn Latin dances and the waltz. This is a beginning dance class, no partner required. This class is held Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. Free to members, $2 per class for non-members. For more information call 360-794-6359.

Community Breakfast
The Snohomish Senior Center hosts a Community Breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Come have a delicious breakfast of biscuits and 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.

Explore your family tree
There are many reasons to build a family tree: to explore your family history, have a living connection to the past, trace and find your origins and roots, or leave a legacy to those who follow.
Lynda Hamilton is a family tree researcher for the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Project, those volunteers donate their time to free genealogy. Hamilton will research Snohomish Senior Center members’ individual family trees or provide one-on-one instruction or assistance for those who would prefer to do the online research themselves.
Stop by the senior center on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. The center is located at 506 Fourth St.

Monroe Mobility Lifeline
Do you need a ride? Are you over 60 years of age? The East County Senior Center offers transportation every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will pick you up in Monroe and take you to the store, to the Senior Center, to your physician, etc – as long as it’s in Monroe.
Please call 360-794-6359 for more information.

Friday Night Bingo
Everyone’s invited to a fun evening of Bingo every Friday at East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
Early Bird Games, 12 Game Packs and Special Packs. Cash payouts on games from $20 to $100. Progressive Payouts up to $1,199. Pull tabs, too!

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 direct web page file for the registration form is
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 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.

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 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.

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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