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Celebrate Earth Week at EvCC
EvCC is celebrating Earth Week with events including:
Plant Swap and Sale: Bring plants to trade, take free plants and purchase vegetable starts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Whitehorse Hall second floor.
Gardening with Ciscoe: Gardening expert Ciscoe Morris will share tips and answer questions about Northwest gardening from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at Whitehorse Hall second floor.
Sustainability Vendor Fair: Shop sustainable products and speak with representatives from local, sustainable businesses from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in the Parks Student Union second floor.
Electronics Recycling: Drop off old computers, printers, cell phones and other electronics for free recycling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in parking lot F (near Glacier Hall).

Donate blood
The American Red Cross will hold a public blood drive at its Everett center, 2530 Lombard Ave. The drive will be from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 23. Eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring.
All presenting donors through April 30 will receive a commemorative Game of Thrones-related poster. One donor will win a full-size throne like what’s in the show.

North Puget Sound Conference on Race
In 1950, less than 1 percent of Snohomish County was non-white; thirty years later in 1980, only 5.3 percent of the county’s population were people of color. From 1980 to 2018 the proportion increased five-fold and fully more than 29% of the current population are people of color. This conference is Saturday, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Everett Community College Gymnasium, 2000 Tower St. The conference is free, but please register at www.c3coalition.org

Triathlon
Meet at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on Friday, April 19 for a triathlon sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Test your skills, practice your transitions and race on a flat course. Start time is 8 a.m. The Aquatic Center is at 516 Maple Ave.
For more information or to register, visit www.sactri.com

Earthquake simulator
Learn how to stay safe in an earthquake during the Big Shaker event, which features an earthquake simulation. Learn what to put in your emergency kit, how to build a communications plan and learn about the city’s CERT and Map Your Neighborhood programs. Emergency kits will be available for purchase. The event will be Friday, April 19 From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Everett Clinic’s property at 3813 Rucker Ave.

Senior Center 30th open house
The Snohomish Senior Center’s 30th anniversary open house will be on Thursday, April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The center is located at 506 Fourth St., Snohomish.

Gardening class
Get your garden ready for a bountiful season! Join Everett Parks and Community Services and Master Gardener Diane Decker-Ihle on Monday, April 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Forest Park’s Lions Hall, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., to learn how to grow your own vegetables, including fresh salad greens, right in your own garden, and with no pesticides. Whether you have a green thumb or are a gardening novice, there will be lots to learn. The class is free and fun! Register at www.tinyurl.com/EVTclass

Pilchuck Audubon
Join the Pilchuck Audubon for an evening with Rachel Carson, author of “Silent Spring,” as portrayed by storyteller Deborah Dimitre in a performance that is sure to be entertaining, inspiring and educational. “Silent Spring” is the book many believe started the environmental movement. The performance is Friday, April 12 at Everett Firefighter Hall located at 2411 Hewitt Ave.Doors open at 6:30, starting at 7 p.m. there will be a short business meeting with the performance to follow. Parking is available in a lot adjacent to the Firefighter Hall as well as street parking.
Seating is limited. The program is free however there will be an optional donation request made for this special performance.

Chamber concert
Cantabile Chamber Choir will perform its Spring 2019 concert, “Coming Home,” Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran, 1305 Pine Ave., Snohomish. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 to $18 and available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4095915 For additional information email cantabilechamberchoir@gmail.com or 425-289-6803.

Earth Day Open Mic
Have fun and honor Earth Day with an open mic Friday, April 19 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre, 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

Textile makers meeting
Interested in getting into textiles? Learn how at a city-sponsored meetup to talk with industry professionals in the apparel manufacturing and distribution business. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Quilting Mayhem, 1011 Second St. in Snohomish (between avenues A and B.) Register at www.snohomishwa.gov

Fishing Derby
The annual Kid’s Fishing Day at lake Tye in Monroe is Sunday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Adult Derby begins after the Kids Derby (from 2-5 p.m.).
Kids twelve 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.
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. 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.
For more information on the Kid’s Fishing Day and Fishing Derby 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.

Snohomish on the Rocks
The 7th annual Snohomish on the Rocks Distillery Festival will have more than 37 of the state’s most popular distilleries on hand for tastings.
Taste award-winning vodka, gin, liqueurs and whiskey products from local distillers.
Event is Saturday, April 27 at the Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Road in Snohomish. All proceeds from Snohomish on the Rocks benefit GroWashington, a nonprofit small business development center.
Details at www.snohomishontherocks.com

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.

STEM+A Expo
Join Monroe Public Schools for a free STEM+A Expo on Wednesday, April 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Road, See student projects and play with hands-on activities. (The +A is for arts, if you were curious.)

Snohomish Plant Sale
The Snohomish Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until noon. The sale will take place at The Farm at Swan’s Trail, just west of the town of Snohomish, 7301 Rivershore Rd.
The sale will offer many varieties of perennials, herbs, annuals, veggie starts, ground covers, native plants, small trees and shrubs, as well as lovingly used garden-related items and equipment.
The proceeds benefit the community as the Snohomish Garden Club supports many community projects and offers scholarships to graduating high school students from Snohomish who choose to continue their educations in the field of horticulture.

Dinner and auction
The Monroe Community Senior Center’s annual auction will be held Saturday, April 27 at 5 p.m. at the Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. Tickets are $60 or $425 for a table of eight and can be purchased online at www.mcsc.org/aution or at the center.
Are you unable to attend but would still like to support the Center? Donations are welcome!
For more information or to RSVP, please call 360-794-6359 or email info@mcsc.org.

Youth and Family Wellness Fair
The 4th annual Youth and Family Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Evergreen Middle School (7621 Beverly Lane) in Everett.
This free, fun community event is perfect for families. Entertainment includes the Reptile Man.
Community resources will be available for free: dental vans, family photos, haircuts and manicures, face painting, cooking demonstrations, art activities, bike helmets, basketball, and drawings and giveaways.
Free lunch will be served from noon to 2:30 p.m.
 
Monroe Earth Day celebration
 
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day all in one at a celebration Friday April 26 at 1:15 p.m. at Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Boulevard in Monroe. The Park Board will announce the city’s heritage trees, the city will receive a Tree City USA designation by the state and there will be a tree planting by Fryelands Elementary School Students with Mayor Geoffrey Thomas.
Free event for the public.

Crackpot Comedy
Thumbnail Theater presents another fun-filled night of improv from the Crackpot Comedy troupe on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Tickets are $10, buy one get one free!
Thumbnail Theater is located at 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-9412.

Bluegrass concert
Treat yourself and your family to a great family event with an old-fashioned auction and bluegrass concert Saturday, April 20.
This concert and auction is the main fundraiser for the Maltby Community Club, a small nonprofit community organization.
Three bands will headline the 25th annual Maltby Bluegrass Concert: Greg Blake Band, Friends of Larry, Stilwater Hill.
Doors open at 2 p.m. for open jamming and the concert starts at 7 p.m. with the silent and live auctions taking place during the intermissions. Open jamming will follow the concert at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 donation for adults, $10 donation for seniors 65 years and older, $10 donation for youth 12-18 years old, and free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult with concert ticket.
The Maltby Community Club is located at 8711 206th Ave. SE (corner of 87th Ave. SE and 206th Ave. SE, one block north of the Maltby Cafe).
For information or tickets, contact Jan Jones at 425-923-3017 or email janljones35@gmail.com.

Grange sale
The Garden City Grange #280 of Snohomish is holding a Spring Sale on April 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This sale is a fundraiser to help support the Grange’s community service work and the Grange Hall renovation project. The sale will have new, used and handmade items.

Spring open house
Explore the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens for an open house that’s free and open to the public.
Come see how it has grown and get a free plant to take home!
The open house is Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd. in Everett.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 am 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, including Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA, 14033 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe and the Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave.

Annual tree tour
Celebrate spring with a guided two-hour walking tour of Snohomish heritage trees through the Historic District.
The Green Snohomish Group is offering two tours starting promptly at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 . There is no charge to participate, though a $5 donation is appreciated.
Meet at Looking Glass Coffee Shop, 801 First St. in downtown Snohomish. Tour signup begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information contact Bonny Headley at 360 728 6294 or email bonnyheadley@gmail.com

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.

Climate March
350 Everett is holding a climate march and rally on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside at the Snohomish County Plaza and Amphitheater, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett The march begins at 10 a.m., stay afterward for speeches.

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 jill-mutcheson@olivecrest.org for more information or go to their website, www.olivecrest.org

Vendors wanted
If you would like to be a vendor at the Snohomish Senior Center’s annual Spring Bazaar on April 13, please call Carol at 425-870-1485 to learn more or sign up.

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 www.ASSEhosts.com, email asseusawest@asse.com 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 www.squarecrows.org/lesson-information.

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 everett@lcsnw.org 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 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 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.

Making Music with Dementia
This program offered by the Monroe Community 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 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 www.monroetoastmasters.com

  

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