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Educational event about Alzheimer’s
Learn how to differentiate Alzheimer’s disease from dementia, and hear about current Alzheimer’s treatments and available resources, at a public education event being offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 16 by St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 2nd St. in Snohomish next to Bank of America.
The event is called “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” The presentation is free and led by the state chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Please RSVP to St. John’s Episcopal
Church at or 360-568-4622. You may also register online at:

Networking mixer at Soundbite Cider
Get networking at the monthly Engage Everett mixer. This month’s event is 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Soundbite Cider, 909 SE Everett Mall Way. The mixer is free and open to all 21 and older. For questions, email

2019 Snohomish Blues Invasion
The ninth annual one-day pub crawl styled mini-fest in venues on First Street in Historic Downtown Snohomish will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. A suggested $10 donation will be taken at the door.
All the proceeds go to the IBC Fund to send our entrants to compete against over 200 acts on historic Beale Street in Memphis Tennessee at the 2020 International Blues Challenge early next year. This year’s entrants are, The CD Woodbury Band and the Blue Moon Marquee duo.

Climate change actions discussed
The Snohomish Climate Advocates will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Waltz Building, 116 Avenue B. The topic is “Climate Change Impacts on Puget Sound: What Our Leaders are Doing About It; and What Can We Individuals Do?”
For more information about Snohomish Climate Advocates please visit

Riverview teachers win Sonic funds
Three teachers in Snohomish received a combined $4,793 for supplies to inspire learning in their classrooms. They were Riverview Elementary’s Anjeannette Hammer, Kristin Beverford and Laura Lipke. For 28 days ending Oct. 27, SONIC fans were free to vote for projects they found the most inspiring at Limeades, ranging from pencils and paper to tablets and robotics kits.

“Into the Woods” musicals planned
Glacier Peak High School presents “Into the Woods.” The musical runs Friday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 23 at The Glacier Peak Performing Arts Center, 7401 144th Place SE, Snohomish.
Show times are 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, Nov. 16, Nov. 21, Nov. 22, and Nov. 23. On Nov. 16 and Nov. 23, there will also be a 2 p.m. show.
Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the ticket booth for cash or check one hour prior. Online ticketing closes two hours prior to show time. For questions, call Glacier Peak High School at 360-563-7500.

New Everett Y ribboncutting
The new Everett Y will have a ribboncutting on Nov. 23 in advance of its opening date Dec. 1.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tours will be given from 10:45 a.m .to 2 p.m. There also will be class demonstrations and giveaways.
The new Everett Y is located at 4730 Colby Ave.

Holiday Concert at the Thumbnail
The Tingstad and Rumbel concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th Street. Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed and recorded music together for 32 years. They blend Americana fingerstyle guitar, double reeds, and the ocarina.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.brown or at the door (subject to availability).

Everett Chorale
The Everett Chorale performs Joy at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Avenue. Tickets are $22 for adults, and $19 for students, military, seniors and youth. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

How to cope with holiday blues
Grief Share offers the Surviving the Holidays seminar for a $10 fee, but financial assistance is available. The event is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 24, at the Family Center of Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd.
For more information call 360-334-9181 or visit   

Wizard of Oz
On Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., The “Wizard of Oz” movie plays again at Snohomish High School’s Performing Arts Center. The 56-minute remake of the Oz classic has a release date in mid-December. Parts of the Wonder Media presentation were created by Riverview Elementary students. Tickes are available at and are $5.

Park time free on Veteran’s Day
Visitors to Washington State Parks have two days left this year to get in for free, without having to use a Discover Pass. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has designated Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29 as the last two free days of 2019. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to get into any Washington State Parks on those days. Visitors will still need a Discover Pass to access lands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Natural Resources. The Discover Pass costs $30 annually or $10 for a day pass.

How to cope with holiday blues
Grief Share offers the Surviving the Holidays seminar for a $10 fee, but financial assistance is available, if needed. The event is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 24, at the Family Center of Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd.
The seminar is developed for people who are grieving a loved one’s death, teaching around the following coping mechanisms and concepts:
• How to deal with the emotions you’ll face during the holidays;
• What to do about traditions and other coming changes;
• Tips for social events; and
• How to discover hope for your future.
This specialized event is open to anyone in the community.
For more information call 360-334-9181 or visit

Railroad display, Toys for Tots
A railroad replica of a miniature Seattle with actual historical landmarks is displayed on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Looking Glass Coffee, 801 First St. in Snohomish. Please bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots Drive.  

Report: threats to species, habitats
National Audubon’s new climate report details grave threats to species and the places they need to survive. Half of our local birds are at risk due to climate change, but we have a unique opportunity in Washington State and across the region to drive change.
Join Pilchuck Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 to learn more about the details of the Audubon’s climate report – Survival by Degrees. Learn how you can take personal action and leverage political leadership to address the root causes of climate change.

Food donations go to local food banks
No need to be a patient to donate to the local IRG Physical Therapy. The health care organization is taking food donations, will pass on those items to the local food banks specific to each location.
A few local locations are:
• 3732 Colby Ave., Everett.
• 5029 Evergreen Way, Everett.
• Gateway, 4220 132nd St. SE, Everett.
• NW Sport and Spine, an IRG affiliate, 17792 147th Street SE, Monroe.
A complete list of IRG locations is available at

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.

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.

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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