As part of the Great Washington Shakeout, Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton, the author
of “Full-Rip 9.0,” will speak at the Monroe Library Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. on how to be safe during big earthquakes and the impact one would have on the region. The Monroe Library is located at 1070 Village Way.
Blake Lewis show
Blake Lewis, of TV’s “American Idol,” performs Saturday, Oct 22 at 8 p.m. at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. in Everett. Tickets start at $28.
Meet the author
JoAnne Nelson, childrens’ book author, will be reading her book, “The Witches’ Little Sister,” about the little witch who wants to fly to the moon, at the Grow Washington store in Snohomish on Saturday, Oct. 29.
There will be two readings: 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Grow Washington is at 1204 First Street in Snohomish.
Naval Station Everett will conduct a security exercise the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 19. Do not be alarmed by noises or flashing lights.
Give a meaningful gift this year by shopping at the Alternative Christmas Fair. The wares are from local and global organizations that will be selling goods or asking for donations for their causes. There will be gifts for all budgets. The alternative Christmas fair will be Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave. in Snohomish. The vendors accept cash, checks, or credit cards (for a nominal fee).
If you have any questions, call Michelle at 360-568-5704.
Fun Snohomish ghost
stories tour on First Street for all ages. Ten people tour limit. Sat., Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. Go to www.ghostsofsnohomish.com to sign up for tickets or call Deverie, 206-920-2898.
Chili Throw Down
Everyone is invited to the 6th Annual Chili Throw Down where six local Retirement Communities are vying for trophies and bragging rights! All six will bring their chili for this blind tasting while raising money for the three Fire Foundations that support our communities.
The Chili Throw Down will be Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garden Court Retirement, 520 112th Street SW in Everett.
Chili Lunch $5; If you want to be a Chili Taster/Voter $5. For more information, call 425 438-9080.
Raising kids in a cyber world
Learn the risks and benefits of this technological era we live in, how to monitor your children’s and teen’s activities effectively, and how to help them make smart choices. Light refreshments. Sultan Library, 319 Main St., Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The 6th Annual Snohomish BrewFest will be held Oct. 28-29 at the Snohomish Events Center, 1011 Second St. Hours are from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a third session from noon
to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be over 20 breweries and 60 craft beers to sample.
Have fun playing beer pong and enter to win a $300 river rafting trip.
Chicken sliders, brats with sauerkraut, and yummy brownies will be available.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 if purchased at the door. Tickets for designated drivers are $10. Both tickets include a $5 food voucher. Purchase tickets at www.snohobrewfwest.com
Snohomish Genealogy Workgroup
Interested in getting started in genealogy and want to
meet like-minded people? Already an experienced researcher and willing to pass on your hard earned wisdom? Drop in and join the work-group.
Present your roadblocks to the group or listen in on tips and presentations from fellow members or Library staff Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at Snohomish Library, 311 Maple. Ave.
Harvest for Hope
The Recovery Cafe in Everett will hold a Harvest for
Hope. The event will include stories and music. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Boulevard in Everett.
Email email@example.com to be invited.
10 free trees
Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in October will receive five free Crapemyrtle trees or 10 free autumn classics selected for your area. The 10 autumn classics include: two sugar maples, two red maples, and one each of scarlet oak, sweetgum, northern red oak, silver maple, white flowering dogwood, and Washington hawthorn.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions will be enclosed.
To receive your free trees, send a $10 membership contribution with your tree selection to Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by October 31, or join online at arborday.org/october.
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 www.facebook.com/marysville.cityband. Lots of fun! Come join the band!
Charity Auction for Food Bank
Maltby Food Bank Charity Dinner with Live and Silent Auction will be Saturday, Nov. 5 at The Golf Club at Echo Falls.
The Food Bank Games begins at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. after the silent auctions. Then comes the exciting live auction. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Auctionchair@maltbyfoodbank.org or call 206-854-1182.
You can also donate an item for the auction. Contact the Food Bank for a donation form. The form can be used for pledging sponsorship and/or providing an item or service for the auction. All donations must be received by October 7.
RSVP to attend the auction at http://bit.ly/MaltbyFoodBank2016.
Raising kids in a cyber world
Learn the risks and benefits of this technological era we live in, how to monitor your children’s and teen’s activities effectively, and how to help them make smart choices. Light refreshments. Sultan Library, 319 Main St., Oct. 26 from 6:30-7-:30 p.m.
Snohomish Genealogy Workgroup
Interested in getting started in genealogy and want to meet like-minded people? Already an experienced researcher and willing to pass on your hard earned wisdom? Drop in and join our workgroup. Present your roadblocks to the group or listen in on tips and presentations from fellow members or Library staff. Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at Snohomish Library, 311 Maple. Ave.
Hospital Advisory group seeks
Medical Center’s Patient
Family Advisory Council is looking for few new advisors.
The Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is a group of volunteers who provide input from the patient and family perspective on hospital and clinic committees. Their objective is to promote
patient family centered care, give input to enhance the overall patient experience, and ensure that the patient and family viewpoint is represented throughout the hospital and clinics.
The council’s impact is all over the hospital.
To apply, send an email to NWRPatientFamCouncil@providence.org or visit www.Providence.org/pfaceverett
Ethics commission seeks members
The county ethics commission has three vacancies to fill on the five-member commission. The commission receives and discusses complaints of ethics
violations in the county.
The five-member board meets twice a year.
To apply, contact Lacey Harper at 425-388-3699 or Lacey.Harper@snoco.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Their fall and winter schedule is:
and Feb. 14
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.
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