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Healthy Kids Day
YMCA of Snohomish County invites families to Healthy Kids Day. On Saturday, April 29, 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. Events will take place at all six YMCA of Snohomish County branch locations, including the Everett Y at
2720 Rockefeller Ave. (425-258-9211), the Monroe/Sky Valley Y at 14033 Fryelands Blvd. (360-805-1879), the Mukilteo Family Y at 10601 47th Place W. (425-493-9622) and the Mill Creek Y, at 13723 Puget Park Drive (425-337-0123).
For more information visit

Monroe Spring Cleanup
The City of Monroe, in partnership with Republic Services, is hosting the annual spring clean-up event on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Road.
To participate, you must be a garbage customer within Monroe city limits. An event flyer will be included with your April utility bill. This form must be presented on the day of event as proof of residency. Items which will be accepted include regular household garbage, furniture and scrap metal and more. Hazardous waste, yard waste, construction debris, roofing materials, tires will not be accepted. Check the flyer for a complete list of what can and cannot be accepted at this event.
For more information call Republic Services at 1-800-942-5965.

Strawberry Festival 2017 Talent Search

Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show is looking for talent for the 2017 auditions to be held Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marysville Pilchuck High School auditorium. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 5. The Talent Show will be held Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at MPHS auditorium.
Looking for all ages, solo, or group in Vocal, Dance, Comedy, Bands, Pianist, etc. Go to and fill out application, download it and send to Marcy, the director.
Call 360-653-6584 if you have any questions.

Multi-author event
The Artisans Mercantile will be putting on an author event in celebration of Indie Bookstore Day on April 29 from 1 – 4 p.m.
The guest list includes Mike Rizzo, author of Washington Beer and the host of the Northwest Brew Talk, Teresa Nordheim author of Murder & Mayhem in Seattle, Deb Cuyle, author of Haunted Snohomish, and John Lawton, author of North Western Journeys.
The Artisans Mercantile is at 117 Glen Ave. in Snohomish.

"The Wizard of Oz”
The beloved tale “The Wizard of Oz,” in which a Kansas farmgirl travels over the rainbow, will be put on stage by the The Glacier Peak High School Theatre Club with six different performances.
The playtimes are Friday, April 21 from 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.;  Friday, April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, April 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, and $10 for students, children and seniors.
Available tickets may be purchased at the box office one hour prior to the show or bought online at
Performances will be at the Glacier Peak Performing Arts Center, 7401 144th Pl SE in Snohomish. For questions,
call Janet at 425-320-7310 or email

Flea Market
The Spring Fling Flea Market will be April 29 at South Lake Stevens Grange, 2109-103rd Ave. SE (near Tom Thumb), from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendor spaces available for $10. Call Ann at 425-319-2933.
Business Expo
You are invited to a fun day of shopping and exploring products and services offered to you by local Snohomish County Vendors at the first annual Business Expo Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Snohomish Soccer Dome, 511 Maple Ave., Snohomish. There will be balloons, music, free drawings, face painting for the kids, snack bar and free admission.
For more information call Gloria or Pablo at 360-568-6812 (between 4-9 p.m.)

Kids Bike Swap work parties
The 2017 Kids Bike Swap will be June 18 and your help is needed in getting kids bikes repaired. No experience is needed. All abilities are welcome, there will be tasks for every level.
Work party dates: Thursday, May 4 from 6-9 p.m. ; Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, June 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ; and Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 p.m.
Work parties are at 2531 Broadway Ave. in Everett. Door and parking are in the back of the Broadway Mall. For more information call 425-252-6952.

Horticulture scholarship
Monroe Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior or a college student pursuing a career in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include forestry, botany, landscaping, floral design, etc. Applicants must reside in or within approximately 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is May 1. For more information or to request an application packet, call 360-217-8417.

People’s Climate March
Local Chapter of is organizing a People’s Climate March in Everett on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the 10th Street Boat launch off of West Marine View Drive (north of Lombardi’s Restaurant), and march up the hill to Legion Park, approximately 1.5 miles. At either end will be inspirational speakers and information about climate change issues. Bring your signs and your friends. Car pools encouraged.

Rain barrel sale
Purchase a premade rain barrel at a one-day event. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29 at the Everett Public Works center, 3200 Cedar Street. Barrels are $55 each, pay by cash or check. Each 55-gallon barrel includes a spigot, an overflow, and a double screen on top to keep out debris. You do not need to register, just show up on day of sale.

Plant sale
The Snohomish Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The sale will take place at The Farm at Swan’s Trail, just west of the town of Snohomish, at 7301 Rivershore Road.
For more information about the garden club, visit

Sky Performing Arts presents a rousing spring production
of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”
This well-loved musical is set on the plains of the
Midwest in 1907, at the time Oklahoma was becoming a new state. The musical includes a barn dance, young love, favorite songs and great characters. Community theatre group plus ballet dancers, and square dancers and a caller from Fern Bluff Squares are part of the cast.
Showtimes are May 5, 6, 11,12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and May 6, 13, and 14 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $16 General, or $14 Senior, Student, Active Military
“Oklahoma!” will be performed at the Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main Street in Monroe. For more information, call 360-863-1663 or visit

“The Little Mermaid”
The Everett High School drama club will be performing “The Little Mermaid” April 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and an afternoon show April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2416 Colby Ave.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students with ASB card, seniors, and ages 10 and under.

Clearview Market
The Clearview-Maltby Market opened April 1 at the Clearview Professional Plaza, 18122 Hwy 9 Snohomish, just south of 180th Street SE.
The market will be open every Saturday from April through May from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. There are games for kids, bounce house, raffles and entertainment.
The market is a fundraiser for Beck’s Place, For more information contact

Philharmonic Listener’s Choice
The Everett Philharmonic presents Listener’s Choice showcasing artwork by regional artists on Sunday, April 30 from 3-5 p.m. at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. in Everett. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and active military, $10 students with ID, and children 12 and under are admitted free with adult. To purchase tickets or for more information visit

Zion Lutheran Church open house
Zion Lutheran Church is celebrating it 125th anniversary with a special church service followed by an open house and ice cream social. The special events are Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m.
Zion Lutheran is a historic church built in 1892. It is located at 329 Avenue A in Snohomish. 

Garden plots available
Registration has opened to have a garden plot at the Garden of Hope at the Church of the Nazarene, 1017 13th St. in Snohomish.
There will also be a garden work day on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 11 a.m. The project will be to raise 10 rain barrels off the ground.
For more information, call Joni at 206-992-6458 or email her at

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

Musicians Wanted
For Marysville City Band. Clarinets, Brass, Baritone, Trombone, Bassoon, Alto Sax Players, etc. ALL musicians are welcome to join! The annual fee to join is $40.
Practices are held Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Totem Falls Middle School, 1605 – 7th St., Marysville.
Find more info at Lots of fun! Come join the band!

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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