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SHS Class of 1946 Reunion
The Snohomish High School Class of 1946 will hold their 72nd Reunion Thursday, Aug. 16 at Hill Park at Blackman Lake, 1610 Park Ave., Snohomish from noon to 4 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. For more information, 360-569-5871 or 360-863—6031.

Taste of Music
Enjoy three days of live music in downtown Snohomish Aug. 17-19! Friday performers include Fonzarelli and George. Saturday performers will be The Joe Slick Band, The Staxx Brothers, The Folsoms, VDG, The School of Rock Seattle House Band and Green River Revivalists. The Washington Blues Society IBC Finals will be on Sunday.
For more information visit www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org

Bigfoot Tournament
The Snohomish Youth Soccer Club’s annual Bigfoot Soccer Tournament will be Thursday, Aug. 16-20 at Stocker Fields. For more information visit www.snohomishyouthsoccer.org.

Fair Days parade and market
Monroe’s favorite summertime event will feature appearances and performances from the Monroe High School cheerleaders, the drift and drag cars from Evergreen Speedway, the Safari Pirates, Smokey the Bear, multiple princesses, various equestrian teams, Ronald McDonald House and many more.
This is a parade on Saturday, Aug. 25 you won’t want to miss. The market starts at Frank Wagner Center at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m. the parade will start leaving Park Place Middle School and heading east along Main Street. The Frank Wagner Center is at 639 W. Main Street. Park Place Middle School is at 1408 W. Main Street.

Sahara in pictures
Across the Sahara... a Photographic Journey by Helen Thayer: Enduring the hazards of a 4,000 mile trek across the Sahara Desert, Bill and Helen Thayer survived sandstorms, mine fields and desert bandits to become the first man and woman to complete the entire trek on foot. Helen will present a photographic program of their journey on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Forest Glade Community Church, 19510 S. Carpenter Road in Snohomish. Refreshments following the program.

State Parks free day
To celebrate the National Park System’s 102nd birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Saturday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.
The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on WDFW and DNR lands.
To find a Washington state park, visit www.parks.state.wa.us/281/Parks
Three more State Parks free days are available in 2018: Saturday, Sept. 22 for National Public Lands Day; Sunday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day; Friday, Nov. 23 for Autumn free day.

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 Aug. 22 from noon until 1 p.m. at Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett. Tammy Dunn will speak. Dunn is with the Snohomish County Sports Commission which is part of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. If you would like to attend, please call Carolyn Weikel at 425-359-1635. The cost of lunch is $16.

Funko block party
Funko HQ is throwing a Wetmore block party on Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 2802 Wetmore Ave., to celebrate their Everett headquarters’ one-year anniversary. The party will have food trucks, family-friendly activities, photo ops, prizes, friendly Wetmore Forest monsters, and the big reveal of the new Wetmore Forest area inside Funko HQ.

Imagine Everett’s future
Everett Public Library invites the community to join in a celebration of Everett’s past, present, and future from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. The free program will feature activities, music, and stories about Everett history.
Library staff will seal the community time capsule, to be opened in 50 years. The time capsule will include postcards featuring the stories, poems, art and memories submitted by children, teens and adults. Audience members will be invited to create and submit time capsule entries. Local performer Joel Mattson will provide a dramatic reading of “Christmas Eve Fifty Years Off.” This 1891 story predicted that by 1941, Everett would have over a million people, 16-story buildings and palaces. Mattson will also perform a selection of Northwest music from the 1890s. City of Everett Department of Planning staff will share plans and a vision for Everett’s future.
This event is co-sponsored with the Everett Museum of History and the City of Everett’s Department of Planning. It is part of the City of Everett’s 125th anniversary celebration.
For further information, please visit www.epls.org/125 or call 425-257-8000.

Teen Movie Night
The Snohomish Youth Council presents Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Friday, Aug. 17. Admission is free: A donation of two items for the Snohomish Food Bank is suggested. Concessions available for purchase. Movie starts at 9 p.m. at Pilchuck Park, 169 Cypress Ave. in Snohomish.

Movies Under the Moon
Movies at Lake Tye Park at 14964 Fryelands Blvd. will occur. Pre-event activities begin at 8 p.m. and the movie commences at dusk.
“Wonder,” on Friday, Aug. 17: A-10-year old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” on Friday, Aug. 24:
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape No. 2, the movie continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Concessions will be open to purchase popcorn, candy, bottled water or pop.

Harvest volunteers needed
Project Harvest in partnership with Lawns to Lettuce creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank in Snohomish County. Volunteers are needed for the 2018 season. Please contact projectharvestsnoco@gmail.com for more information.

Chicken dinner
A delicious chicken dinner will be served at the Snohomish Senior Center on Sunday, Aug. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. $10 per person. Please make reservations at the front desk, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-0934.

Eyeglasses donations
Donate expired prescription eyeglasses to the Lions Club! Boxes are located at Haggen Northwest Fresh, 1301 Ave. D and at Bartell Drugs, 1115-13th St. in Snohomish.

Everett Transit service changes
Everett Transit is proposing changes to service and fares in 2019. The city hopes that people will attend a presentation to learn more and provide feedback on the proposed plan by Aug. 20. One meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 16 at noon at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave.
For more information and the full meeting schedule, see www.everetttransit.org/servicechange

Sex in the garden
Just how far will plants and their pollinators go to sustain the life cycle and perpetuate the species? Find out who the players are: helpful pollinators that provide the fruits of our growing labors in the garden and the 30 percent of those plants that feed all of us. Meet in the Arboretum Portable at the Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd. in Everett.
The instructor is Sandy Schumacher, Master Gardener. Event is Saturday, Aug. 18, noon to 1 p.m. Event is free to members, $10 for non-members. Join online or the day of class. RSVP required by calling 425-257-8597.

Customer Appreciation
Co-op Supply Inc., a Purina® Certified Expert Dealer, is announcing their 2018 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days, a customer appreciation event.  Stop by Co-op Supply at 2901 State Street in Everett on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  for lunch, petting zoo, give-a-ways, raffles and more.

NO Monroe Community Center breakfast
There is no Monroe Community Senior Center breakfast Aug. 18.

Monroe Farmers Market
The Monroe Farmers Market will hold its final market date on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the old Albertson’s parking lot near the corner of Old Owen Road and Main Street.
Contact Janelle at 360-794-5488 or office@choosemonroe.com for more information about being a vendor.

Fire volunteers
South County Fire is looking for Fire Support Volunteers.  Please visit www.southsnofire.org for more information and the application materials.

Project Harvest volunteers
Project Harvest in partnership with Lawns to Lettuce creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank in Snohomish County. Volunteers are needed for the 2018 season. Please contact projectharvestsnoco@gmail.com for more information.

SHS Class of 1946 reunion
The Snohomish High School Class of 1946 will hold their 72nd Reunion Thursday, Aug. 16 at Hill Park at Blackman Lake, 1610 Park Ave., Snohomish from noon to 4 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. For more information, 360-569-5871 or 360-863-6031.

Snohomish Youth Beekeeping
The Snohomish Youth Beekeeping group meets the second Monday of each month (except December) for free arts & crafts and a pollinator lesson for children ages 5 to 18. Class is at the at Snohomish Library at 311 Maple Ave., from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to snohoybe@gmail.com with the number of children attending to ensure ample supplies.

Volunteers needed
Project Harvest in partnership with Lawns to Lettuce creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank in Snohomish County.
Volunteers are needed for the 2018 season. Please contact projectharvestsnoco@gmail.com for more information.

Busy Bee Quilters
Busy Bee Quilters meets the third Thursday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m.
The May meeting was at the Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave. in Snohomish.
For more information or questions, please call 425-268-1119.

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!

Birch Bay and Chuckanut Drive
Take a trip to Birch Bay and enjoy the view of the water while you lunch and then meander back along the water and Chuckanut Drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery. There will be a stop for dessert before returning. This day trip will be Aug. 9, $30 fee. Reserve your seat today – call Carl Gipson Senior Center at 425-257-8780 or stop by the center at 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett

Senior Fair
Carl Gipson Senior Center will host a free senior fair, “Swinging Into the Golden Years,” on Friday, July 27 from noon to 2 p.m.
There will be free goody bags to the first 100 guests, cooking demo, prize wheel/raffle, free light lunch, free blood pressure checks and balance checks.
This event will be held at the Everett Elks Lodge, 2802 Hoyt Ave. in Everett, and is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living Silver Lake and Dignity Memorial.

Cougar Mountain Zoo and Boehm’s Candy Tour
Start the day off at Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah and then head over to the Boehm’s Candy Factory for an afternoon tour. This fun day trip will be Sept. 5. Cost is $45. Reserve your seat today – call Carl Gipson Senior Center at 425-257-8780 or stop by the center at 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.

One Heart Wild Sanctuary
The One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary envisions a community that inspires healing, kindness, and advocacy through empathic relationships with all life on earth. This trip is Aug. 31 and the cost is $49.
Reserve your seat today – call Carl Gipson Senior Center at 425-257-8780 or stop by the center at 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.

Free Zumba
Carl Gipson Senior Center’s Zumba instructor will teach Zumba Gold on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Try it out for free and see if you’d like to sign up for future classes! Stop in to see Eric Wollan at the Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett, or call him at 425-257-8780 for more information.

PUD low-income assistance
Low-income customers can receive help with their electric bills through energy assistance programs offered by PUD. The programs currently provide reductions of 20-60 percent off PUD electric and water bills based on income level.
Eligible for discounts are senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older and have a combined disposable annual income of less than $28,973. For an application or more information about the PUD’s assistance programs, customers should visit www.snopud.com/discounts or call Customer Service at 425-783-1000.

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 senior 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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