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5K Yum Run combo: run, nibble
The second annual Yum Run 5K will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 near Wetmore Plaza in downtown Everett. The food-themed fun run involves snagging small bites at each mile.
Participants will also get early admission into the Everett Food Truck Fest happening less than a block from the finish line.
There’s also a beer fest going on downtown that day. Registration to the Yum Run is $49 and kids 6 or younger are free with at least one adult admission.
Sign up online at

Comedic shorts in Snohomish
The Phoenix Theatre and Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater Present “Another Round of Summer Shorts.”
“Summer Shorts” features a collection of 10-minute comedic plays by local playwrights.
Summer Shorts will be at the Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 25.
Produced in collaboration with  The Phoenix Theatre, in Edmonds. Each play features many of Phoenix’s favorite actors, and well-known local directors.
These hilarious stories have everything from hitchhikers to werewolves and will keep the audience giddy throughout. The event is for all ages and is family friendly. Doors open 45 minutes before performances.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at or or buy at the door day of show (subject to availability).  For more information, call 360-568-9412.

EHS Class of 1969 Reunion is Aug. 24
The Everett High School Class of 1969 joins to reflect on the past 50 years since graduation from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett. The cost is $65 for buffet dinner and no host bar.
Contact Shirley Bradford at

GriefShare group helps with loss
GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one is scheduled for Monday evenings at Snohomish Community Church beginning Sept. 9.
GriefShare videos feature nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” The free 13-week session is planned for Monday nights 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Family Center at Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd. in Snohomish. There is a $10 material fee.
For more information, call the church office at 425-334-9181 or

Everett families, meet Ian Saltzman
The Everett School District’s new superintendent would like to hear from district families. Ian Saltzman will be available at the following public events:
For the North Region, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Community Resource Center,
2900 Broadway, Everett.
For the South Region, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Aug. 29 at Jackson High School 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek. For more information, email

Free event to discuss film, racism
Join for a discussion and viewing of “From Slavery to Mass Incarceration,” a Netflix original by Ava Duvernay, the director of “Selma.”
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for this free event, which is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m., Monday Sept. 9, at the Snohomish High School Performing Arts Center, 1316 5th St., Snohomish. The event is put on by Snohomish for Equity.

Exercise stations at Sky River Park
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for new exercise stations at Skykomish River Park is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22, in Monroe.
Grant funding led to installation of eight trailside exercise stations including a stretching post, parallel bars, a triceps station, step station, sit-up station, push-up station, and agility and “jump-n-touch” station.

Marijuana event at Monroe Library
Psychopharmacologist Rebecca Craft will present an informational event at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7, at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.
The talk will explore the cultural changes related to the reputation of marijuana, tracing through history as it was depicted as addictive, dangerous and criminal, and also natural, healing, and safe. She will also delve into public policy related to its use.
For more information, visit, or call the library at 360-794-7851. This is an adult-only event. The library requests two weeks’ advance notice for those requiring disability related accommodation.

Alzheimer’s walk Sept. 7 in Everett
The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 7, nationwide. In Everett it starts at Boxcar Park, 1200 Millwright Loop E. Check-in is 9 a.m. and there is no fee to enter.
The walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Participants honor their loved ones and those in our community who’ve been impacted by Alzheimer’s during a Promise Garden Ceremony followed by a 2-mile walk. This is a family and pet friendly event that is fully accessible to disabled people.
Last year the event raised $136,578 to fight Alzheimer’s and provide care and support programs for local families impacted by the illness. 
Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise critically needed funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
Participation is free, but those who donate or raise more than $100 will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt.
Walkers will have access to information on Alzheimer’s disease itself, the latest Alzheimer’s research and clinical trials, support programs and services, and advocacy opportunities for ending the disease.
For information about other events tied to this nationwide walk, go to

Blues Challenge Finals coming up
On Sunday, Aug. 25 the 2019 International Blues Challenge Finals will be held in Everett. 12 finalist will take the stage at 1 p.m. in the world’s largest gathering of Blues talent. Each finalist will be competing for a chance to represent Washington State in Memphis, Tennessee in January of 2020.
The event will take place on the waterfront stage Port Gardner Landing located at 1700 W. Marine View Dr.

Music Project to celebrate new digs
A grand opening for the new location of the Snohomish County Music Project is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at 1702 Pacific Ave., Everett, with special guest, City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. 
The celebration will include networking with members of the new downtown community, as well as live music and refreshments. RSVP to 425.258.1605 ext. 3082 or For more information, go to

Life jacket loaner program
Fire District 7 participates in a Life Jacket Loaner program. If you need to borrow a life jacket for a day or the weekend, visit Fire Station 31, 163 Village Court in Monroe, to get fitted and check one out for free.

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.

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.
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.

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,

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.

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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