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AMEN clinic
A free two day dental, medical and vision clinic is coming to Everett on Friday, April 20 and Sunday, April 22.
The location for the clinic is 2000 Hewitt Avenue in Everett. at The Angel of the Winds Arena formerly Xfinity.  The AMEN clinic hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No pre-qualifications required. This is a first come first serve clinic. The clinic is planning to serve up to 500-600 patients in two days. The clinic’s goal is to help those in need of dental, general medical, vision, preventative and educational services in Everett and the surrounding communities.
Medical services offered will include: Illness diagnosis and minor treatments, diabetes screenings, blood pressure screenings, health promotion and education.
Vision services offered will include: eye exams,
glaucoma screenings, free prescription glasses.
For more information, visit www.amenfreeclinic.org

Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra

The community is invited to enjoy vintage big band music Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and hors d’oeuvres are included, no host bar. Tickets are available at the center. Call 360-568-0934 for more information.

Cheers to 50 Years
The Monroe Community Senior Center’s annual auction, this year, “Cheers to 50 Years,” celebrates the past 50 years and looks forward to its future. The auction will be April 28, doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $60 each or $425 for a table of eight. Catered dinner. Buy tickets online at www.mcsc.org/auction. RSVP at info@mcsc.org or 360-794-6359.

Broadway Night
MHS Drama Club presents an evening of Broadway show tunes at Monroe High School on April 21 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $10. 17001 Tester Road, Monroe.

Donation drive
The Centennial Middle School PTO is holding a donation drive with Goodwill on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school. The school gets $600 for every truck filled. Proceeds benefit the school. 3000 S. Machias Road, Snohomish.

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show
Everett Rock and Gem Club will hold their 65th annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show Saturday and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 6 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. There will be demonstrations, raffle drawing, hourly door prizes, kids’ activities, silent auction and much more. A free polished rock will be given to all kids. Free admission. Everett Community College, Walt Price Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. in Everett, offering disabled access and free parking. More information at www.everettrockclub.com or call Fritz Mack at 425-232-0809.

Snohomish on the Rocks
Come meet the distillers, sample their products and learn about the art of creating spirits from the distillers themselves. More than 30 distilleries, plus food trucks and live music. Event is April 28. Tickets are $40. Session one is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and includes eight tasting tickets, commemorative shot glass and free parking. Session two is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and includes eight tasting tickets, commemorative shot glass and free parking. $60 VIP entry is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes 12 tasting tickets, 10 percent off coupon for one bottle, commemorative shot glass and free parking and entrance to session one. Thomas Family Farms at 9010 Marsh Road in Snohomish.

Fire extinguisher class
The Everett Fire Marshal’s Office is offering free classes Saturday, April 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. The course is one hour long. Pre-registration is required and seats are limited to the first 48 students. To register, please visit https://bit.ly/2Iy9j5H. Please pick your preferred time. Everett FIre will do its best to accommodate your request; however, it may need to place you in a different class start time. This is an outdoor class at 6201 Berkshire Dr. in Everett. Dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. All training materials are supplied except eye protection and gloves, which at minimum must have leather palms. If you are unable to supply your own eye protection and gloves, please indicate that on the interest form so organizers can assist you.

Rain Barrel sale and workshop
Make your own rain barrel or buy one from the city at three upcoming Everett events.
The city will host a “Make a Rain Barrel” workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at the Public Works Service Center, 3200 Cedar Ave. The cost is $40 and comes with all the tools to build one. You must pre-register for the workshop. Call 425-257-8992 to sign up.
Rain barrels will also be for sale for $55 at events Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, May 5. Each 55-gallon rain barrel comes with a spigot and overflow valve. The April 21 event is 9 a.m. to noon at the Public Works Service Center, 3200 Cedar Ave.; the May 5 event is 9 a.m. to noon at the same location. No need to register for the sales.
For more information, visit www.everettwa.gov/rainbarrels

Earth Day march
Join Snohomish Rising as they march in celebration of Earth Day! Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event. Bring your earth and environmentally-focused signs, as well as any poems, songs, rants or chants you would like to share. This is a rain or shine event!
The march is Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. Meet at Angel Arms at 230 Ave. B. (enter through the garden), then walk to rally at 1101 First Street. After speeches, the group will walk along First Street to the Centennial Trail and conclude near the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, contact Lya Badgley at lyabadgley@comcast.net or 360-348-7059.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the YMCA of Snohomish County is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, develop healthy habits, and awaken summer imagination.
Events will take place at all six YMCA of Snohomish County branch locations. Activities vary by branch. Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, and features activities such as games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.
For more information, including locations, visit www.ymca-snoco.org/hkd

Classic Guitar Society Open Mic
For classical guitarists in Snohomish County and beyond. All levels welcome. Hosted by Tom Berghan, Romantic-GTR@comcast.net. Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m. at the Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St. in Snohomish. $5 donation at the door. For more information, visit www.SeattleGuitar.org.

Earth Day Ride
Join SnoTown Brewery on Sunday, April 22 to deliver a keg of beer by bicycle to Creekside Alehouse in Lake Stevens. This will be a group ride and everyone is welcome. Stop by SnoTown Brewery, 511 Second St. in Snohomish for more details.

Ladies Tea
Carl Gipson Senior Center’s  annual April Showers Bring May Flowers Ladies Tea & Brunch will be Saturday, April 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
There is limited seating so please make your reservations early.
Enjoy an elegant afternoon with entertainment, tea sandwiches and a variety of desserts. Take home a parting gift to remind you of fond memories of the event. This brunch is for all ages including daughters and granddaughters.
Admission is $20. There will be special seating available for Red Hat Society ladies.
The center is located at 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. 425-257-8780.

Grand Marshal nominees
The Kla Ha Ya Days Committee is seeking grand marshal nominations for the 2018 festival. Nominee should be a person who has displayed outstanding service, support and commitment to the community. Send the name of your nominee and why they should be considered to klahaya@gmail.com or mail to P.O. Box 571, Snohomish, WA 98291-0571.

Snohomish Garden Club Plant Sale
The Snohomish Garden Club’s annual sale is Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. - noon at The Farm at Swan’s Trail, just west of Snohomish, at 7301 Rivershore Road.
The sale will offer many varieties of perennials, herbs, annuals, veggie starts, shrubs, ground covers, native plants, small trees and shrubs, as well as lovingly used garden-related items and equipment.
Proceeds support many community projects and scholarships for graduating Snohomish high school students who choose to continue their educations in horticulture.
For more information about the plant sale, contact Roberta Alley at 602-684-9923. For more information about the Snohomish Garden Club, please go to www.snohomishgardenclub.com

Fishing derbies April 29
The annual Kid’s Fishing Day at Lake Tye in Monroe will be held on Sunday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Adult Derby begins after the Kids Derby (from 2-5 p.m.).
Kids 12 and younger will have a chance to catch rainbow trout up to 10 pounds and prizes will be awarded. An adult must accompany children. The Kids Derby is held at the south end of Lake Tye in a special netted area.
This event is hosted by Sky Valley Trout Unlimited and area businesses as sponsors.
This special fishing day is attended by over 1,000 children eager to catch the biggest rainbow trout. The event teaches children to become responsible stewards of the environment through the wholesome outdoor activity of fishing. It is an excellent opportunity for you to spend time with your child, volunteer or make a donation.
After the Kids Derby, the nets are removed and a special tagged fish with a bounty of $500 is added. Once the horn is blown, adults have until 5 p.m. to catch this special fish. This year there will also be a $250 prize for the largest fish. The cost to enter the Adult Derby is $10.
Sky Valley Trout Unlimited, in partnership with Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club, raises approximately 50,000 Coho each year. The eggs are received each spring from WDFW and by fall they are large enough to fin clip and then can be released the following spring in to the Snohomish River System for their journey to
the ocean.
For more information on the Kid’s Fishing Day or how you can help with Sky Valley Trout’s worthwhile projects, contact Gary Bee at 206-818-2991 or Jeff Shirley at 425-359-7756.


Host a Visiting Medical Student
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is seeking volunteer Community Hosts to connect with Everett-bound medical students.
Through the Community Hosting and Homestay Program, Community Hosts are matched with a medical student to broaden their connections in Everett and accommodate them with homestays for a total of six individual weeks.
For more information please e-mail the WSU Community Hosting Coordinator, Kyle Holbrook, at kyle.holbrook@wsu.edu.

Winter Gardener series
Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s annual Speaker Series for 2018 is hosting speakers on various topics.
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 www.gardenlectures.com for a complete listing of dates, speakers and topics.

Friday Night Bingo
Everyone’s invited to a fun evening of Bingo every Friday at the Monroe Community 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 www.dist23.org 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 www.snohomishefc.com, 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, 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.

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.

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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