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Zombie Walk benefits food bank
Raise funds for the local food bank and ring in the Halloween season: A zombie-themed event starting at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26.
A “Zombified photo” is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and a half-mile Zombie Walk at 4 p.m. All proceeds and food donations from the event go to the Snohomish Community Food Bank. please bring food.
For more information on the event visit To donate directly to the food bank, visit or call 360-568-7993.

Come to the Evergreen Arboretum and plant spring-flowering bulbs, then take a bag of bulbs home for your own garden! Tools and snacks provided.
Event is Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at the arboretum entrance, 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett.

How orcas got their groove

Learn how orca whales went from feared and despised to a beloved Pacific Northwest icon at a talk with author Jason Colby at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Everett Community College in the Henry M. Jackson Center’s Wilderness Room.

Learn about river fishing
Aspiring anglers can attend a seminar and slideshow from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Forest Park Floral Hall, 802 Mukilteo Boulevard. Learn about river fishing for salmon and steelhead from boat or bank, in an event presented expert guides from the Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club. The event is free, but bring cash for raffle tickets: participants get a chance to win tackle, and all proceeds benefit the club. For more information or to register, call Steve Strong at 425-308-1203.

Alzheimer’s Town Hall on Oct. 21
The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter invites area residents to participate in a free public policy Town Hall, taking place Monday, Oct. 21 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., in Everett.
The town hall includes a brief presentation and a panel discussion featuring local experts and people impacted by the disease, who will share their experiences and offer perspectives on the issues being presented.
This is free to attend. No registration required.

Wild mushroom show Oct. 20
The Wild Mushroom Show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 20 at 802 E. Mukilteo Boulevard. The event is free. A mushroom identification class is offered at 1 p.m., at the event, which is sponsored by the Mycologial Society in cooperation with Everett Parks and Recreation. Visit for more information.

Veteran assistance
Snohomish County Veterans Assistance Program staff will be available on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Staff will provide veterans’ services to include screenings for emergency assistance, homelessness services, veterans’ benefits, health care enrollment, records requests and claims, among other topics. Appointments not necessary. For more information, contact the library at 360-794-7851.

Learn about college in Spanish
Everett Community College is offering a free college information session in Spanish for students and their families 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at EvCC’s Walt Price Student Fitness Center.
At Noche Entre Familia, families will learn about college and community resources, as well as options available to help pay for college, ways to earn college credit in high school and how to become a student at EvCC.

Fall tree tour
The Green Snohomish Group is offering two free tours of downtown Snohomish’s trees at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. There is no charge to participate, though a $5 donation is appreciated which will go toward the cost of brochures.

Socrates Café
A Socrates Cafe is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. The event guides participants in the art of civil interaction, teaching how to better understand human nature, become more empathetic.
For more information on the Socratic Method, visit to find out about the event contact the library at 360-794-7851.

Breakfast every third Saturday
The Monroe Community Senior Center offers a community breakfast every third Saturday, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Meals are prepared and served by the volunteer crew, and all proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Cost is $6 and kids 10 and under eat free.

River adventure in slideshow form
Share in the adventures of Helen Thayer during a 7 p.m. slideshow Oct. 19, at Forest Glade Community Church, 19510 South Carpenter Road.
The name of the event is “Two Thousand Miles in the Amazon.” Helen and husband Bill Thayer kayaked 2,000 miles on the Amazon River, encountering killer bees, piranhas, crocodiles and viewing the wildlife and scenery.
All ages are welcome to watch the slideshow.

Ghost tours
Join a storytelling tour around First Street in Historic Downtown Snohomish.
The walking tour lasts about 45 minutes. It starts at Avenue A and First Street.
Tours are Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Call Deverie at 206-920-2898 for more info or see

Panel discusses Orca survival
A panel presentation called “Southern Resident Killer Whales: Will the Next Generation Survive?” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Point Elliot Room at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The event is by the Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and the Northwest Straits Foundation.
For more information, visit

FD7 levy lid lift talk
Fire District 7 is trying for another levy lid lift on November’s ballot.
The fire district is holding public meetings on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Station 71 (8010-180th Street SE, Snohomish), and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at Station 31 (163 Village Court in Monroe). Light refreshments will be provided.

Sew Thoughtful
The Clothing and Textile Advisors will be sewing totes for children who are being temporarily cared for at Safe Place in Everett.
Bring your sewing machine, regular sewing equipment and a few basic colors of construction thread. Kits and instructions will be provided. Bring your brown bag lunch, beverage and enjoy sewing fun. Meeting is at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W., Lynnwood, on Friday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information contact Arlene Harrison 425-743-0118

Dinner benefit
Interfaith Family Shelter of Everett is holding a dinner benefit featuring keynote speaker Dr. Joyce Stewart and a former shelter resident. This is a “pay what you can” event, but RSVPs are required. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. in Mukilteo.
RSVP deadline is Monday, Oct. 21. RSVP online at
For more information, email Mary Grace Antony at

Monroe library celebrates civility
What does it mean to be civil, polite, kind and respectful — especially when you do not agree with someone? Take part in the Monroe Library’s celebration of Civility Month in October.
Your idea will be added to a chain of circles to create a striking piece of visual art, made by each participating community member. The project is open to all ages.
For more information, call 360-794-7851 or visit the Monroe Library at 1070 Village Way.

Oktoberfest Bingo
Everyone age 21 and over is invited to Oktoberfest Bingo at the Monroe Community Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, on Saturday, Oct. 26. $25 includes Bratwurst and Bingo. Beer and wine available. Win prizes with the 50/50 raffle and costume contest! Purchase tickets at or at the center.

Monroe Garden Club to meet
The Monroe Garden Club will meet Nov. 12 at the Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis Street, from Noon to 2 p.m. Meetings will include a light lunch. Donations of food or cash for the Sky Valley Food bank are requested. The public is welcome.
​The guest speaker for Nov. 12 will be Marilee Schneider on Growing Culinary Herbs in Gardens and Containers. Get fun recipe ideas for the holidays using herbs. Marilee is a Master Gardener and the Julia V. Morris Food Bank Garden director.

Table tennis
Play on one of five professional tables, and challenge the practice robot! Table tennis professional and nationally ranked player Howard Grossman gives free skills demonstrations and low-cost training session. Cost is $2. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 1-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everet. 425-257-8780.

USO Veterans Dance
All veterans ages 50+ are invited to bring someone special or fly solo at this dance honoring their service. Enjoy the 16-piece swing band Route 66, special Veterans Day ceremonies, food and refreshments.
This free dance will be Monday, Nov. 11 from 1-5 p.m. at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. Reservations required, 425-257-8780.

MedShed calls for equipment donors
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheelchairs, 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.

Square dance class at the Horseshoe
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. After that, 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

Life jacket loaner program
Fire District 7 participates in a Life Jacket Loaner program. If you need to borrow a life jacket for a day or the weekend, visit Fire Station 31, 163 Village Court in Monroe, to get fitted and check one out for free.

Senior Dances
Senior Dances are held Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes St. in Everett. Bob’s Dance Band provides the live music. No partner needed. Admission is $7. For more information, 425-252-0291.

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 for more information or go to their website,

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 or call 425-355-6005.

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, 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,
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.

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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