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Elder Fair
Bethany of the Northwest Foundation will be hosting their 24th annual Elder Fair on Thursday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jackson Conference Center, at the center of Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St.
There will be over 50 vendors offering products and services for local seniors. Coffee, tea, snacks and vendor prizes will be provided. Admission is free to the public. For more information visit www.bethanynw.org or call Ken Hammond at 425-551-6403.

Bite of SMM
You are invited to The Bite of St. Mary Magdalen Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This family-friendly event celebrating its diverse parish will include cultural foods, entertainment, kids’ activities, car show, vendor booths and beer garden.
St. Mary Magdalen is located at 8517-7th Ave. in Everett. For more information, 425-353-1211.

Concert band
The Monroe Concert Band has its last concert of the season coming up and partnering with Park Place Middle School’s choir for this one! It’s a free family-friendly concert with several stories
to tell through the music.
The concert will be Saturday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main Street in Monroe.

FD4 open house
Snohomish Fire District No. 4 is holding a few open house events for the public to learn about the district and also its August levy lid ballot measure. The open houses will include facility tours for the public.
The open house events are planned for:
• Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m., Station 43, 1525 Ave. D
• Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., Station 43, 1525 Ave. D

Saturday Dances
The Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett offers Saturday Dances the second and fourth Saturday of the month (through October) from 1-3 p.m. Scheduled dates are June 24, July 8, July 22,
Aug. 12 and Aug. 26.
Dance to the musical stylings of Lauren Petrie, who plays all styles of dance music including Swing, Cha Cha, Rumbas, Waltzes, as well as line dances and even a little rock and roll.
Admission is $5 per person, minimum age is 50. Refreshments will be provided. The center is located at 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett.

Soroptimists meet
Soroptimist International of Everett is a dynamic group of women who care about making the world a better place for women and girls. The next program meeting will be June 28 from noon until 1:00 p.m. at Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett. Tina Kuna, will speak. Kuna is the co-founder of Dream Dinners creator of the Living the Dream Foundation, a nonprofit focused on feeding families. If you would like to attend, please call Rebecca Brayton at 425 259-8367; the cost of lunch is $15.

Guitar virtuosos
“A World of Guitar: Virtuoso Guitar Music from Six Continents” introduces guitar music from around the world performed by two of America’s top solo guitarists, recording artists Aaron Larget-Caplan and Peter Janson.
Performance will be June 25 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 inform-ation, call 360-568-9412.

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.

Toiletries drive
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: 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.

Clearview Market
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 maltbybenefit@gmail.com

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 garden@snonaz.org

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.

Musicians wanted
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 monroeconcertband@gmail.com

Volunteers needed
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 saubert@voaww.org 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.

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.

Community Breakfast
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.

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 eowens@snohomishcenter.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.

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 www.monroetoastmasters.com

 

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