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Zonta Luncheon
YWCA’s Kresha Green, Regional Director of Housing Services, and Karen Carson, Housing Services Manager, will be featured speakers at the Zonta Club of Everett’s Program Luncheon, Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Citrine Health, 2940 W. Marine View Drive in Everett. They will speak about programs for homeless women and families, and services available at YWCA’s Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood, plus elaborate on how they approach work through a race and social justice lens. Luncheon is $15 and the public is welcome. Reserve a seat by Oct. 15 at Judith_strand39@msn.com

Sew Thoughtful
Snohomish County Clothing and Textiles will be making backpacks for Cocoon House on Friday, Oct. 19. Cocoon House is dedicated to at-risk and homeless youth. The handy lightweight backpacks are easily slipped over the shoulders to carry personal items. Kits will be provided. Bring your sewing machine (no serger needed), regular sewing equipment and dark sewing machine thread. Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage to the Cedar Valley Grange at 20526 52nd Ave W. in Lynnwood. For more information call  425-224-7237 or email Julie.sevald@wsu.edu
Sky Valley Classic
The 10th annual Sky Valley Classic 10k, 5k and 1-mile Run/Walk begins at Sky River Park Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. The event features a costume contest and chip timing by RaceWire. It’s stroller and wheelchair friendly. There are awards for the top racers in the 10k, 5k and 1-mile. Race shirts are guaranteed with early bird registration. The Kiddy Dash is free for all ages. Registration costs are $35 and youth ages 6 to 15 pay their age. The 1-mile is $15. Register online at www.ymca-snoco.org/join/register-now or in person at the event at 413 Sky River Parkway in Monroe from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 27. 

Beatles tribute
See The Fab Three Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Based out of Seattle, The Fab Three perform the music of the Beatles, channeling the very heart and soul of John, Paul, George and Ringo. No props or costumes — just the magic of the music that changed the world and continues to do so. The group will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m. and you have the option of a Beatles-inspired sit-down meal before the show. $18 with sit-down meal, $7 theater seating only, no meal. To sign up, call the Carl Gipson Senior Center at 425-257-8780. Concert is at the center, at 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett.

College application workshop
Summit Education Consulting, which helps teens and their parents with the college search and application process, will host a free hands-on 90-minute workshop Sunday, Oct. 28. The workshop will provide meaningful assistance on the college application process, financial aid, and the personal essay or statement required by the majority of colleges and universities.
The workshop will be at 2 p.m. in the Snohomish Library at 311 Maple Ave. RSVP by emailing Jody@consultwithsummit.com or calling 206-321-7490.

Ghosts tour
Just in time for Halloween, join a storytelling tour around First Street in Historic Downtown Snohomish. Hear great stories of the favorite ghosts and visit many of the places they hang out in the Historic District.
Tours are Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. They start at 2 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. Tickets are $15 each. Tours are limited to 12 people. Buy tickets at www.ghostsofsnohomish.com, or contact Deverie Wood at deverie@deveriewood.com or 206-920-2898.

Grandparenting Matters seminar
There will be a Grandparenting Matters seminar at Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with doors opening at 8 a.m. The featured speaker will be Larry Fowler, founder of Legacy Coalition, a national grandparenting ministry. The cost is $30 per person or $45 per couple and includes a workbook, light continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. This seminar will encourage and equip Christian grandparents to leave a legacy of hope and faith for their grandchildren and coming generations. Additional information and pre-registration is available at www.alderwoodchurchfamily.org/grandparenting

Nifty Knitters
A cap making workshop for Christmas House and others will be held Friday, Oct. 19 from 3 - 5 p.m. Instructions on round loom knitting, yarn, supplies and refreshments will be provided at Zion Lutheran Parish Hall, 330 Union Ave. in Snohomish. Youth, beginners, and seasoned knitters are invited to join the fun. For more information call 360-568-6219 or 360-568-2850.

Socktoberfest
Donate new, warm adult socks to homeless and low-income community members for the seventh annual Socktoberfest celebration at United Church of Christ on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Socks will be distributed to all in need that evening.
New adult pairs of socks may be donated at collection bin locations across Everett including United Church of Christ at 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 215 Mukilteo Boulevard and the Everett Public Library at 2702 Hoyt Ave.
Cash donations are also welcomed. Checks may be mailed or dropped off at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett WA 98203. Please write “Socktoberfest” in the memo line.

Kicking for Cancer
The Panthers Bantam Red team is raising money for breast cancer awareness. The team is accepting pledges for each field goal kicked during their Oct. 20 home game. The game is Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at Snohomish Veterans Memorial Stadium vs. the Mariner Marauders. 1316 5th St. Pledges can be sent to kicking4cancer17@gmail.com

Organ concert
Halden Toy, award-winning organist and harpsichordist, will perform on one of Everett’s few pipe organs. An organist since the age of 10, Toy will present music by Bach, Reger, Arvo Part and even a bit of jazz. The concert is suitable for all ages. Concert is 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28 at Everett’s Westminster Presbyterian Church at 2531 Hoyt Ave. Free with a free will offering taken to support the artist. Reception to follow.

Growing Groceries
Join in Oct. 17 for the first class in the Growing Groceries Education Series, designed to help you learn how to grow your own food. With a focus on limited space and resources, this series will help beginners as well as long-time gardeners learn more about growing food using healthy and sustainable practices. Whether you have a tiny apartment deck, small garden, or plenty of acreage you can grow fresh, delicious food in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way.
Oct. 17 and Nov. 7 classes focus on healthy soil.
All classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 9:30 p.m. at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE, inside McCollum Park in Everett. Classes are $20 each or ten for $175. Register at GrowingGroceries.Eventbrite.com For more information about the program, contact Kate Ryan at kate.ryan@wsu.edu or 425 357-6024.

Health fair
On behalf of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 193 in Everett, there will be a health Fair on Wednesday Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Lanes Banquet Room, 5111 Claremont in Everett.  Representatives from several health plans will be on hand to discuss 2019 plans.

Genealogy class
The Snohomish Library welcomes Genealogist Mary Roddy. In Bagging A Live One: Reverse Genealogy in Action, Roddy will teach searching skills to help you look for distant relatives. Learn ways to find missing friends and locate family members to fill out your DNA “dance card.” The class is Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Snohomish Public Library, 311 Maple Ave. Register online at www.sno-isle.org or call Snohomish Library 360-568-2898.

Zombie walk
All zombies and ghouls are invited to Downtown Snohomish Oct. 20 for a friendly (or not!) visit. In preparation for the impending Zombie-Apocalypse, all participants and spectators are asked to bring “rations for the survivors.” (Food donations to benefit the Snohomish Food Bank. Cash donations are also welcome.) The Snohomish Food Bank will be on site starting at 2:30 p.m. to accept donations. Zombies gather between 3 - 3:30 p.m. at Artisans Mercantile, 117 Glen Ave. At 3:30 p.m. important instructions and guidelines are given. Please park on the street. Walk begins at 4 p.m. Lurch south on Union Street to First Street to Avenue D, then U-turn back toward the east on First Street. Sidewalk only. Walk is ½-mile total.

Beatles Tribute Band
The Fab Three, a Beatles Tribute Band, will perform at the Carl Gipson Senior Center Saturday, Oct. 20. Based out of Seattle, The Fab Three channel the very heart and soul of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
The group will be performing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and you have the option for a Beatle-inspired meal consisting of items such as Eleanor Rigatoni, I Wanna Hold Your Ham and Lucy in the Pie with Diamonds. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30.
Tickets are $18 for the meal and show, or just the show for $7.
The snack bar will be open.
The Senior Center is located at 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. 425-257-8780.


Parenting Teens
Snohomish Library is hosting Cocoon House for free presentations to support parents of teens. Attend one or all. No registration needed. Oct.16 is “Who Am I? Your Teen’s Quest For Identity”; Oct. 23 is a fourth presentation on guiding oneself.Presentations are Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Public Library, 311 Maple Ave. Call 360-568-2898 for more information.

Make a rain barrel
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Everett Public Works will host “make it, take it” rain barrel workshops where you can make your own rain barrel for $40. Space is limited at this workshop, so RSVP at 425-257-8992.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the city will offer its popular rain barrels for sale. You can purchase a ready-made 55-gallon rain barrel for $55.
For more information visit www.everettwa.gov/LetitRain

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 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 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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