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Tweed Ride
The third annual Snohomish Tweed Ride will allow for a dapper affair featuring vintage-clothed bicyclists riding north on the Centennial Trail. The Tweed Ride will be Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Tweed Rides” are growing in popularity around the world, as a means to pay homage to the past when bicycling wearing your best clothes was an everyday thing. Participants replicate the late 19th Century or early 20th Century in clothing and attitude; think Edwardian or Victorian eras.
The bike ride begins at 10 a.m. at the Snohomish Carnegie, 105 Cedar Ave., up the Centennial Trail, to the Machias Trailhead.
Tickets are $15 and include snacks. This year there is a $22 “Blue Ribbon” ticket that includes your reserved spot at a table, and personal tea service.

Teach bike mechanic classes
Do you love bikes, and teaching people about bikes? Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop is looking for an experienced bike mechanic who would like to earn some extra money teaching classes on evenings and weekends. Call Sharing Wheels board member Kristin Kinnamon for more information, 425-923-7868.
A volunteer meeting will be held Sept. 21 followed by a new volunteer orientation. Meeting will be at the shop, 2531 Broadway in Everett at 6 p.m. Pizza will be provided.

Out of the Darkness walk
As a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, people will again walk in Legion Park on Saturday, Sept. 23. More than 500 community members came last year and the event raised more than $45,000. This year, organizers set an aggressive goal of $53,000. To participate, visit

Free business classes
Area business leaders are sharing their expertise through three free ‘Business Pros’ workshops at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Registration is now open. The classes are called “Are You Ready To Start Your Own Business?” on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; “Essential Step-by-Steps to Successful Internet Marketing and Social Media Management” on Monday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. and “Social Media Marketing for Creative Professionals” on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Register online at or call the Snohomish Library at 360-568-2898.

“Trans 101”
Join the Society of Lucky Mothers on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave., for an educational evening learning about gender diversity and what it means to be transgender. Ask questions freely. (There is no religious component to the discussion.) For more information email: Treats will be served.

Night Sky Viewing
See the moon, planets and other outer-space objects through powerful eyes Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Everett Astronomical Society members invite you to be amazed by what’s visible through their many types of telescopes ranging from 3 to 16 inches in diameter. Ask on-site experts for advice on telescope shopping, using your home telescope or binoculars, understanding star charts or locating objects in the night sky.
The time of your visit affects what you might see. Before sunset: sunspots and solar prominences. After dusk: detailed views of planets and lunar features. Later: selected star clusters, galaxies and some bright nebulae.
Dress for the weather; evenings on the bluff often get cool.
This event at Harborview Park, 1621 Mukilteo Blvd., is free for everyone of all ages.
For more details visit

Monster Mash
Dress up in costume for this Mother-Son Dance party packed with fun activities, dancing and refreshments. This fun event will be Friday, Sept. 29 in Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. in Everett. Register under the mother’s name, $29 per adult-child pair, $6 for each additional child. 425-257-8300 ext. 2.

Bingo, Brats and Brews
The Snohomish Senior Center will be hosting their ever-popular event, Bingo, Brats & Brews on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Tickets are $20 and include a delicious dinner of brats, sauerkraut, beans, coleslaw and German chocolate cake along with bingo buy-in. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Bingo starts at 7:30 with regular games and Blackout Jackpot up to $500.
The Senior Center is located at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-0934.

Pulitzer Prize winner visits
Eli Sanders, the author of “While the City Slept: a Love Lost to Violence and a Wake-up Call for Mental Health Care in America,” will be appearing in the downtown Everett Library auditorium Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss his book and the newspaper coverage of the crime that earned him a Pulitzer Prize. Be sure to check out the book at either branch of the library as part of this year’s Everett Reads: Beyond the Streets series. Find more information about the author event here:

Bingo Brats and Beer in Monroe
Join the East County Senior Center for Oktoberfest Bingo, Brats and Beer. Are you new to bingo? This is a great event to learn! Cash prizes available! $20 gets you dinner and bingo games. Beer and wine available for purchase.
Bingo, Brats and Beer will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway In Monroe. Proceeds benefit the senior center. For more details, call 360-794-6359 or visit

Make a blanket day
Help make quilts and blankets to be donated to kids who have experienced traumatic life events in Snohomish County. 
Make-A-Blanket Day will be on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at Valley View Bible Church, 9717 31st Ave SE in Everett.
Materials and equipment will be provided.  No experience required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Bring a friend or relatives and come have fun. Come for an hour or the day.  Volunteers are needed to help sew, iron, inspect, pin, and tie.  Snacks and door prizes are provided.  Can’t come?  Make a blanket and drop it off.   
For any questions, call Diane at 425-252-4524.

Meet Karen Guzak
Karen Guzak, candidate for Mayor of Snohomish, will speak at a Meet the Candidate Public Forum and Q-and-A event on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Waltz Building, 116 Avenue B Snohomish from 2 to 4 p.m. Guzak will speak about her candidacy and answer any questions the public may have. Refreshments will be served.

Alzheimer’s walk
Hundreds of Everett residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2016 the Everett Walk raised $140,155, contributing to more than $82.5 million
raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.
This year’s walk will be Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Port of Everett’s Boxcar Park. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
To start or join a team, visit or call 206-529-3898.

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.

Tree tour
Did you know there’s a self-guided walking tour
brochure to identify Snohomish’s trees? Join fellow tree lovers to celebrate the updated Trees of Snohomish Walking Guide on Saturday, Oct. 7. with guided tours that day. Come eat Lobster Bisque, donated by Fred’s Alehouse. Donations accepted to offset brochure printing costs. Walk through the historic district with a knowledgeable guide leading the way. Tour takes about an hour.
Meet at Cedar and Pearl Streets in Snohomish near the old Carnegie Building. Tour signup begins at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Lya Badgley 360-348 7059 or email

Open mic
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is pleased to partner with the Seattle Classical Guitar Society to host a new open mic for classical guitarists in Snohomish County and other communities as well. 
The event will occur the fourth Sunday of each month (next event Sept. 24), from 6-8 p.m. at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th Street, Snohomish (corner of Fourth and Avenue D).  All levels welcome.
Suggested donation is $3. For more information, contact Tom Berghan at

DVS luncheon
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is holding its’ 12th annual Hope Within Luncheon “A Private Family Matter” on Thursday, Oct. 5 from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Xfinity Events Center in Everett. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per person.
Visit or call Stephanie Civey at 425-259-2827 ext. 1013 for further details.

Hunter sight-in opportunities
Hunter sight-in days will be available in September and early October at the private Seattle Rifle and Pistol range in Machias (between Lake Stevens and Snohomish). Visit the club’s web site for dates, times, driving directions and other info.

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 on-line 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!

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.

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.

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 or call 888-713-6080.

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

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 for more information or visit

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.

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

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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