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Annual Summer festival Aug. 1

On Saturday, Aug. 1, from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m, Delta Rehabilitation at the Snohomish Chalet is presenting their 40th annual summer festival “Let your Heart be Leight” starring performances from “The Leight Fantastics” Variety Extravaganza and Tim Noah and Cyndi Soup. The public is encouraged to come see the show and join in on the fun. The festival is free to attend and includes free activities, games and treats like cotton candy and ice cream. It takes place at The Snohomish Chalet, 1705 Terrace Ave.,Snohomish.
For more information, call 360-568-2168 or email activities@deltarehabsno.com

Barn dance fundraiser
Dance the night away with the CD Woodbury band Aug. 2 at Craven Farms in Snohomish, 13817 Short School Road, for a fundraiser supporting the Pilchuck Audobon Society.
Food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary but RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Kristin Kelly at kristin@futurewise.org by July 31.
Tickets are $20 at the door; kids under 12 are free.

Free Haircuts
Evergreen Beauty College is hosting a Back to School event with free haircuts for students grade K-12, mini manicures and skin care services for everyone! The event is Aug. 19 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the college, 802 SE Everett Mall Way in Everett.

Garden Party and BBQ Potluck
Lowell Community Food Bank will be hosting a Garden Party and their annual BBQ potluck July 31 from 6-9 p.m. at 6418 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett (one mile south of 2nd Ave. and Lowell Road, at the big red barn). You are invited to celebrate the abundant harvest at Lowell Community Garden; providing healthy, organic food for those in need. Come learn about the new food bank model.
Lowell Community food bank will provide BBQ, in addition to the potluck food. There will also be fun kids’ activities, a garden tour and a canning demonstration. All are welcome.
Park inside the gate at any wide spot and walk into the garden plot with the largest hoop frame.
Lowell Community Food Bank is an all-Volunteer Organization that feeds people in the Lowell Neighborhood and beyond.  It also provides School Supplies in the Fall, canning, cooking, and homemaking classes; and gardening experiences through out the year. Classes are open to everyone.  Volunteers are crucially needed. 
For more information email lowellfoodbank@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/groups/lowellcommunityfoodbank.

Textile and clothing training
Training sessions for the Clothing and Textile Advisor Program will begin on Sept. 14, for anyone with an interest in volunteering to teach sewing and needle arts to residents of Snohomish County.
The focus of a CTA-trained volunteer is to provide education and information about quality sewing construction and fiber arts techniques, through various outreach programs and summer sewing programs. Continuing Education is provided to our members at monthly meetings and workshops.
The training classes will be held weekly on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting on Sept. 14,and continuing through Nov. 9. An orientation and a sewing skills test will be held on August 31 at the Washington State Extension Office, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.
Pre-registration is required by Aug. 24.
If you have needle arts skills and would like to share your knowledge and expertise with others, this volunteer program is a perfect fit.
Contact Carla Peery at carla.perry@wsu.edu or 206-595-9717.

Elvis tribute fundraiser event
Tracy Alan Moore as Elvis brings an element of authenticity that transcends the stereotype sometimes associated with an Elvis tribute. This Elvis tribute and fundraiser proceeds benefit Guide Dogs of America. The event will be held on Aug. 15, at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. The silent auction begins at 7 p.m. with a performance by Moore at 8 p.m. This year’s tickets are from $20. For more info, visit www.historiceveretttheatre.org, or call 425-258-6766.

Ted Vigil sings John Denver
Ted Vigil will perform Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Ted Vigil performs nationwide and has wowed the crowds selling out theaters, and has played twice for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation.” If you missed last year’s show, purchase your tickets now, as Vigil had over 500 walk-ups the day of the show last year. Tickets are from $20. For more information, visit www.historiceveretttheatre.org

Golf Tournament
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.

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 eowens@snohomishcenter.org.

Writers 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 at Haggen’s Grocery Café by the fireplace, 1301 Ave. D, Snohomish. 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 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.

SHS 50-year reunion
If you are from the Snohomish High School Class of 1965, please email your contact information to snohomishclassof65@yahoo.com. The reunion will be Aug. 22.

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 www.monroetoastmasters.com

Now you can text to 911 dispatchers

Effective July 8, a new service in Snohomish County will be available for those who cannot safely call 911 in an emergency or those individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability.
 Snohomish County 911 centers have completed testing and will begin accepting texts to 911 on July 8. Customers with text plans from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon can now send a text message in an emergency. Customers unsure whether their carrier offers
the ability to text to 911 should contact the carrier directly. They should not send “test” messages to 911. 
 Dialing 911 in an emergency is still the preferred way to request help, and the public is reminded to “Call if you can, text if you can’t.” For most people, sending a text to 911 will not replace making a call. Appropriate scenarios for texting 911 could include:
· Deaf, hard of hearing
callers or individuals with a speech disability.
· The caller is unable to
speak due to a medical issue or other condition.
· When speaking out loud would put the caller in danger such as a home invasion, an abduction, a domestic violence incident or an active-shooter scenario.
Group texts, photos and video cannot be sent to 911 at this time.
Dispatchers ask you text in simple words – do not use abbreviations or smiley faces.
As is the case with calling 911, customers should only text 911 for emergency situations that require an immediate response from police, fire or emergency medical services.
Texting to 911 is not a replacement for calling with information. Sending a text to 911 may take longer than a voice call because someone must enter the text, send it through the system and then the 911 call taker has to enter a text response and send it back. Time is critical in a life-threatening emergency, and customers should be aware of this difference.


 

 

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