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Ukulele workshop and concert
Sky River Strummers Ukulele Group presents Danielle Ate the Sandwich on July 20 at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St. in Snohomish. Finding Your Soul Ukulele Workshop will be at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. $25 workshop only, $15 concert only, or $35 for both! Purchase tickets at www.danielleatethesandwich.com.  For more information call Michelle at 360-794-8804 or email skyriverstrummers@gmail.com

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 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.

Project Homeless Connect
Thursday, July 20 will be the annual Project Homeless Connect resource fair giving low-income people many forms of help under one roof.
There will be more than 90 service organizations providing help with housing, medical needs, free shoes, free haircuts and free animal boarding. A free hot lunch will be served at the event.
Project Homeless Connect will be held Thursday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Evergreen Middle School (7621 Beverly Lane in
Everett).

Sustainability fair
The Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center will officially open to the public for the first time on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a Sustainability Fair. It is located on a beautiful 20-acre site in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE in Everett. Admission is free and there will be musicians, prizes and many lessons
on how to become stewards of the Pacific Northwest’s natural resources.
At the Northwest Stream Center, people can to take a half-mile-long stroll past a Trout Stream Exhibit onto an Elevated Nature Walk.
A large number of organizations will be at the sustainability fair.

Kaleidoscope Academy
Kaleidoscope Academy and First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish are offering seven day camps for children and teens in August: Music Olympics and Dance for Joy (July 31-Aug. 4); Pre-band Camp and Wee Jump for Joy (Aug. 7-11); Piano101 and Piano Ensemble and Composition (Aug. 14-18) and Vacation Bible School (Aug. 21-25).
For schedule, details, and registration, visit www.kaleifoscope123.org
The camps are held at the church, 1306 Lake View Ave. in Snohomish.

Pride festival
The first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride festival from the group Snohomo will be July 23 at Legion Park on Alverson Boulevard in Everett. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring food, music and fun.
More information is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SnohomishPride/

Rock the Boat
Baby got back? Yes! Sir Mix-A-Lot will be part of the Everett Music Initiative’s Rock the Boat concert on Aug. 12.
‘90s alt-rockers Meat Puppets (“Backwater”) will also headline.
Rock the Boat is a waterfront experience offering an all day concert, 10 Scuttlebutt taps and food trucks.
The show is Saturday, Aug. 12 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Boxcar Park at the Port of Everett, up Marine View Drive in Everett.
Tickets are $20 via www.everettmusicinitiative.com

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 July 26 from noon to 1 p.m. at Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett. Lori Drabant is the speaker. Drabant works for Volunteers of America and oversees their food bank program. She will be speaking specifically about programs for women and their families. If you would like to attend, call Marci Volmer at 360-568-7760; the cost of lunch is $16.

Free document shredding
Maris & Associates is hosting a Free Document Shredding event on Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shredding will be done on-site by Frontline Shredding in a high-capacity truck-mounted industrial shredder. No need to sort papers, or remove staples or paper clips. The event will be held in the parking lot of Maris & Associates, located at 10512 19th Ave SE in Everett. For questions, call 425-338-0414.

State seeks AmeriCorps volunteers
The Washington Service Corps and the Washington Reading Corps are searching for more than 750 people interested in making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged kids, teens and adults.
As part of the federal AmeriCorps program, the Service Corps and Reading Corps offer many ways to help. Support those who are struggling to find a job or stable housing, help low income teens enter the workforce or prepare for college, tutor children in math and reading.
In exchange for 10 and a half months of service, volunteers receive a living allowance, health insurance, training, an educational scholarship, help with child care and more.
More info at www.WashingtonServiceCorps.org or call 888-713-6080.

EHS class of 1957 reunion 
The 60th reunion for Everett High is 5-9 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Everett Golf and Country Club. Cost is $45. Register by July 21. For more information call 425-252-1391.

SHS class of 1957 reunion
The 60th reunion for Snohomish High is 5-9 p.m. July 29 at Harvey Field Airport in Snohomish. Cost is $28. Reservations due July 15. For more information call Sharron at 425-335-1726 or Diane 425-334-3835.

SHS 1987 class reunion
Share the memories at the 1987 Snohomish High School 30th class reunion on Saturday, July 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. Dinner, Drinks and Entertainment will be provided. The reunion will be at the Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Road in Snohomish. To purchase tickets, find them at www.eventbrite.com or buy tickets at the door. Tickets are $80 for individuals or $150 per couple. Sales online end July 22.

Big yard sale
The Floral #117 chapter of Order of the Eastern Star is hosting a community “yard” sale. Come shop or rent your own table under the backdrop of the Masonic Mural at 125 S. Lewis St. in Monroe on Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information on table rentals, call 425-387-9831.

Shakespeare in the Park
Last Leaf Productions will be performing William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” this summer, with free shows on July 18 at 5 p.m. at the Wagner PAC in Monroe; July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Mukilteo’s Rosehill Community Center; and Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. at North Cove Park in Lake Stevens.
It’s considered a hilarious pllay of mistaken identities and giddy confusion. “The Comedy of Errors” is one of Shakespeare’s earliest known plays, introduced as early as 1594.

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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