Enjoy an exciting, musical adventure as Tim Noah shares a special sneak-peak of his new story-song-picture book, “Country Store.” Gus Puppy is up to his usual mischief and Cyndi Soup is busy cooking up delightful surprises just for you. There’ll be sing-a-long songs, dancing and plenty of audience participation. And wait til you see what the Brenchleys have brought to the party!
The show stars Tim Noah, Cyndi Soup, Gus Puppy, Rustle Crow, the Fabadabulous Brenchleys and you!
Imagine Inn will be Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m., tickets are
$10. The Thumbnail Theater is located at 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish.
Writer’s kickstart group
The Writers’ Kickstart Group in Snohomish provides help for aspiring writers, any age, any genre. The group meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. to share stories, ideas and information. The next meeting will be at Haggen’s Grocery Café by the fireplace, 1301 Ave. D, Snohomish; Tuesday, July 7, 6:30 pm. Find the group at www.writerskickstart.com or look for writerskickstart on Facebook.
Community Transit will have limited bus service July 3
Friday, July 3 is the nationally observed Independence Day holiday. Many services and offices will be closed. Community Transit will operate a Sunday schedule on Friday, July 3, which means no commuter service to downtown Seattle or the University of Washington. People wishing to go to Seattle can take Sound Transit Route 512, which also will operate on Sunday schedule.
On Saturday, July 4, Community Transit will be on regular schedule.
Bus schedules for both days can be found at www.communitytransit.org/schedules
Fireworks are not allowed on public buses at any time.
Learn how to design horse properties
If you are new to owning horse property or just dreaming about moving your boarded horse home to your own place, sign-up for a free class on July 15 from 6:30-9 p.m. that covers designing horse properties.
Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water, will lead the class and farm tour to help participants learn how to set up and manage horse properties. The first portion of the evening will be a presentation on ‘Caring for Your Horse and His Home’. Then a tour of a recently-purchased horse property that’s in the renovation process will be offered. Guests will gain insight into the costs and needs of horse management, see the changes the owner is making so paddocks will be mud-free, and view her efforts to make chore time more efficient.
Register for the class and tour at farmtour-snohomish.eventbrite.com. Address will be sent upon registration. This class and tour are sponsored by the Snohomish Conservation District with funding from the Washington Department of Ecology to improve water quality.
Outrageous is what your garden will feel like after you have embraced the tropical style of design. Learn from the master of bold foliage, Steve Smith, The Whistling Gardener. This free class will be at noon on July 18 at Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd. in Everett. Limited to 25 people. RSVP to 425-257-8597.
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 every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and is scheduled through August.
Uppercase Bookshop is in the Second Street Cabin on Second Street between avenues A and B.
Come for a day of fun on the greens with friends to support Valley General Hospital Foundation in its commitment to helping our community be healthy and safe at Valley General Hospital.
The 20th Annual Joseph Feek Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, July 31 at noon at the Snohomish Golf Course, 7805 147th Ave. SE, Snohomish.
Registrations are open now. Call 360-805-6304 to register.
Fancy egg show
See the fabulous work of world-renowned egg artists strutting their stuff at the 9th annual Washington State Decorated Egg show being held July 11 and 12 at the Everett Holiday Inn, 3105
Pine St. in Everett.
There will be egg artists attending from around the world and there will be many styles of egg art on display such as Pysanky, Faberge’ style, Decoupage, Carved, Diorama to name a few.
Egg artists today use hatchery or farm grown eggs only, not from the wild.
The Egg Artists Guild of Washington is a group of artists, artisans, and craftspeople who work with natural eggs (yes, real eggs) as an art or folk art medium.
The egg show is free and will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jetty Island reservations open
Jetty Island will be open July 5 through Sept 7 but city residents or groups of 8 or more may make seat reservations to get on the boats to the Jetty starting Wednesday, April 1.
To make a reservation, call 425-257-8304 anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The Goatalympics are nearing
Billed as “not your grandmother’s fair,” the 5th annual Goatalympics at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on Saturday, July 11 asks: What better way to celebrate the Year of the Goat than by spending the day watching adorable goats and their people compete in foot races, obstacle courses and more? Prepare to laugh and cheer as competitors young and old vie for victory, ribbons and bragging rights. Take your guess as to who will win Best Trick, Most Spots, Longest Beard and other exciting contests. Vote in the People’s Choice Awards for Adult and Youth costume contests. Every year attendance grows – Goatalympics 2014 drew 350 spectators and over 50 participants. Ages of contestants ranged from 4 to 64.
This event is free to attend, and is the largest annual fundraiser New Moon Farm Goat Rescue & Sanctuary, the only goat rescue center in Snohomish County.
The Goatalympics will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11.
SHS 50-year reunion
If you are from the Snohomish High School Class of 1965, please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reunion will be Aug. 22.
Maltby summer market opening
The Saturday Summer Market that supports The Maltby Food Bank has moved.
The market is now at 18122 Highway 9 in Maltby.
The market started as a way for the food bank clients to sell some things they make or distribute to help themselves, and it has grown from there.
There will be a kids’ coloring contest with prizes, as well as face painting, carnival style games and other activities for kids such as a bouncy house.
The market lets people shop local artists who have everything from jewelry to yard art and one of a kind items. Sample some tasty treats and enjoy a massage. You can even have a custom portrait created and finished before you leave. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday and you will be supporting The Maltby Food Bank.
The market is open
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and its season is from April 4 to June 27, rain or shine. The market is located at 18122 Highway 9.
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