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Feast on the Farm
Join the Pilchuck Audubon Society Aug. 31 for its annual Feast on the Farm to support the work of the group’s Smart Growth Program.
The Feast on the Farm combines the talents of local chefs with local farm products complemented by local wineries, breweries and distillers for an evening of great food and great friends
of the environment. There will be live music by The CD Woodbury Trio.
The event will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Craven Farm, 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish. Tickets are $50. RSVP by Aug. 26. For information on registering, visit, or contact Kristin Kelly at or call 425-923-8625.

Swift Night Out seeks volunteers
A group involved with the annual Swift Night Out is looking for volunteers to assist with counting the birds the come in and out of the chimney at the Wagner Center, 639 W. Main Street in Monroe.
To volunteer, contact Susie Schaefer, Monroe Swift Watch, at or 425-771-8165.
Swift Night Out will be Saturday, Sept. 10 from 4 p.m. to dusk.

All-breed dog show
The Sammamish Kennel Club will host an all-breed
dog show on Aug. 26 through 28 at the Cascade Air Park, 11921 Old Snohomish-Monroe Road in Snohomish.
The show will be from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. An obedience rally will be on Friday and Saturday, and Canine Good Citizen testing will be on Saturday.
Dog show entries are closed to the event. This event is open to the public.
For more information, call 520-755-7086.

Earth, Wind and Fire tribute
Kalimba - The Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire, is considered by many as being the best tribute band to Earth, Wind and Fire in the country. Kalimba will be performing at the Historic Everett Theatre Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$24 and can be bought online at or
at the box office, 2911 Colby Ave. in Everett, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 425-258-6766.

SHS class of ‘76 reunion
Snohomish High School Class of 1976: Two nights of informal get-togethers are planned for the 40th reunion.
Friday, Aug. 26 at Canoes Cabaret at Tulalip Resort Casino in Marysville starting at 6:30 p.m. and Sat, Aug 27 on the deck at Buzz Inn at Harvey Field in Snohomish starting at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend either event. Food and drinks available for purchase. More info: call or email Nancy Wolfe Abell at 425 319 9754 or

Mukilteo shooting fundraiser
The Historic Everett Theatre is hosting an evening fundraiser for the families of the recent Mukilteo shootings. Join a roster including the Sean Keck Project (band), Spike and the Impalers (band), Joe Vespaziana (comedian) and Medicine Hat (band) Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $20; students admitted free of charge. Donations will be accepted through the night. Purchase tickets online at
or at the box office, 2911 Colby Ave. in Everett on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 425-258-6766.

Blood drives
A blood drive is being organized from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the American Red Cross Snohomish County headquarters, 2530 Lombard Ave. in Everett.
There also will be blood drives from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd. in Tulalip.
The American Red Cross is urging blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome what it calls a critical summer blood shortage.
The summer months are among the most challenging seasons to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. The need for blood doesn’t take a summer break, the Red Cross notes.
To schedule an appoint-ment to give blood, visit or call 1-800-Red-Cross. 

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.

Clearview market
The Clearview-Maltby Market is ongoing at the Clearview Professional Plaza, 18122 Highway 9 Snohomish just south of 180th Street SE.
The market will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Includes kids activities. The market supports Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue.

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.

SHS 1981 Reunion
The Snohomish High School Class of 1981 is seeking classmates for the 35th year reunion Aug. 19 at Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Rd. in Snohomish. Please make contact with the committee ASAP in order to have an approximate head count. Please visit the Facebook page “Snohomishclassreunion.eightyone” or
call 425-319-3522.

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 every second and fourth Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. 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

School supplies drive at food bank
The Sky Valley Food Bank is once again gearing up for its yearly “Supplies 4 Success” drive. Each year the food bank gathers school supplies for the children of its clients, providing backpacks filled with pens, pencils, paper, binders and other basic necessities. Last year the food bank sent 531 students back to school with all the tools to start on the right foot, relieving their grateful parents of this costly burden.
The food bank needs the public’s help to continue this wonderful effort. The food bank needs backpacks, binders and all the normal supplies to fill them.
Donations may be dropped off during regular donation hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The food bank is located at 233 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
Money donations may be made online at, or mailed to P.O. Box 724, Monroe, WA 98272. The food bank will be distributing supplies during the last two weeks of August so that all students can start that important first day with new supplies.


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