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Snohomish Wine Festival
The Snohomish Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th Annual Snohomish Wine Festival, March 3, at a new location, Crossroads at Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish. The event has onsite parking, all activities on one level with covered patio seating and inside food service.Featured wineries will offer over 80 wines for tasting with more Sparkling Wines available. Choose from two tasting sessions, 1 - 4 p.m. or 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tickets include a $5 to enjoy a wide selection of menu items from J & L BBQ and Catering. Either session tickets are priced at $30 each. A SpecialVIP Clients, Family and Friendsticket package is available at $125 for 5 tickets plus a free 6thticket. On-line ticket purchase at:www.snohomishchamber.comor available for either session at the door.Event attendees must be 21 or older and I.D. is mandatory at the door for everyone. All proceeds benefit the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce. Information contact: Pam Schilaty:manager@cityofsnohomish.comor 425-344-8533.The 2018 Wine Festival presenting Sponsor is Peoples Bank. Main Sponsors are Blanc & Rouge, Fred's Rivertown Alehouse Restaurant, Harry’s on Tye Taproom & Grill and Washington Tree Experts. SnoTown Brewery is returning for beer.

Prodigies for Peace celebration
Come celebrate MLK Day and Black History Month at an awards ceremony and exhibition. The NAACP of Snohomish County will announce student winners of its art and essay contests during an event from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 21 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center at 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett.

Coast Community Movie
Bring the whole family along for an educational movie night! Join Snohomish County and the Marine Resources Committee for the Our Coast Community Film Series focusing on the coastal regions in our area and around the world. This event is free and open to the public.
Guests will watch the documentary “Return of the River” and short film “Making Way for Salmon” and discuss with directors and guest speakers John Gussman and Jessica Plumb.
RSVP suggested but not required.
Showing will be Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Everett Community College Jackson Conference Center, 2000 Tower Street.
Get free tickets at (free popcorn included).

Animal Rescue Charity event
The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Mediumship Charity Event will take place on Saturday, March 10 at the Best Western Cascadia Inn, 2800 Pacific Ave. in Everett. Spirit medium Jeffrey Marks will lead the event. The hope is to reconnect with a past relative from the Other Side. All proceeds go directly to ARF. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to For more information about Marks, his website is

Winter Gardener series
On March 2, Walt Bubelis, retired horticulture instructor at Edmonds Community College, will speak about “Trees: Some to Love, Some to Beware of.”
The presentation is part of the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s annual Speaker Series for 2018.
Lectures are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. $20 for single sessions at the door. Visit for a complete listing of dates, speakers and topics.

Monroe Community Senior Center 50th
The center is celebrating their golden anniversary with a Cheers to 50 Years open house on Feb. 21 from 5 - 7 p.m. Join in for appetizers, a signature cocktail, raffle drawings, door prizes and demonstrations from groups, clubs and classes. The center is at 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.

Dollhouse display
The Snohomish library has a new exhibition of doll house miniatures in their entry display window for the month of February which they think will be of great interest to the public, especially children. The library is located at 311 Maple Ave. in Snohomish.

Scholarship for future teachers
A $1,000 scholarship is available to college juniors and seniors who graduated from Snohomish, Glacier Peak or Lake Stevens high schools who plan to join the education profession through an accredited school. Must be majoring in education with the intent to become a teacher.
The scholarship is offered through the Alpha Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa, who are women educators in the region.
Send your request for an application to Louise Poier, 5623 North Ridge Drive, Snohomish, WA 98290. The application deadline is March 31. For more information, call 360-568-7875.

Engage Monroe
Engage Monroe is a free festival of activities to showcase an array of ways families can stay active in our community. There will be a collection of local organizations and businesses with hands-on activities and information to help our families stay active and create healthy habits! Representatives from a mountain biking club, the forest service, sports clubs, police and fire departments, fitness centers, dietitians and more!
This is a free event that will have live demonstrations, and a variety of hands-on activities for the family to participate in! There will be door prize drawings throughout the evening to win fun prizes – the more booths you visit, the more chances you have to win and you must be present to win
The event will be Friday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Monroe High School, 17000 Tester Road, Monroe.

Lake Stevens Rowing Club
Lake Stevens Rowing Club Spring Junior/Youth Season ends May 28.  All skill levels are welcome (ages 12 to 18). 
Practice is Mondays through Fridays from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. with both competitive team and home crew programs available.  Regattas include local and regional races, as well as dual meets. Free two-week Experience Crew session also available.  Float test required.
The Lake Stevens Adult Rowing Club invites adults of all ages and skill levels to their “Learn to Row” classes to experience the great sport of rowing and get fit with a fun group of individuals.  Two sessions will be held on Saturday/Sunday mornings from 7 – 9 a.m. beginning Feb. 4 - March 3, or March 3 - 25.  Float test is required.
For more information on either group or to sign up,
go to

Meditation class
Learn techniques to help you take charge of your life at the CDM Spiritual Center in Everett! Studies show that meditation can help reduce stress, improve sleep, enhance focus, reach goals and awaken spiritually. Classes are Sundays, March 11, 18 and 25 at 1 p.m.
The center is located at 2402 Summit Ave. in Everett. For more information call 425-258-1449, email or go to

Friday Night Bingo
Everyone’s invited to a fun evening of Bingo every Friday at the Monroe 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.

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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