Noted winemaker to visit Snohomish
Marie-Eve Gilla, winemaker of Forgeron Cellars of Walla Walla, will be pouring top selections in Snohomish during a Friday Tasting events at Blanc & Rouge wine shop on Friday, Feb. 12.
Gilla will be at the shop Friday, Feb. 12. Both events are from 5 to 7 p.m.
Gilla makes limited-production wines at Forgeron, which is French for blacksmith.
Blanc & Rouge wine shop is located at 801 First Street in Snohomish.
Free Valentine's Ball
Don't get all dressed up with nowhere to go! This Saturday, get all dressed up and get ready for a quick party. A free Valentine's Ball will be Saturday after dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Monroe High School. Enjoy music, dance lessons and desserts. This free event is sponsored by STARS Unlimited, an organized sports group at http://www.starsunlimited.team . Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-794-6467
Monroe High is located at 17001 Tester Road, up the roundabout.
Soul Train Snohomish
“Soul Train Snohomish” features a talented intergenerational cast of performers and the Thumb Alum All Star Band. Sing and groove along to your favorite hits by The Stylistics, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations and many, many more.
Seating is limited, so get tickets now. All proceeds to benefit Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St. in Snohomish. Come and enjoy some great music and support the local performing arts community Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15. For more information visit www.thumbnailtheater.org or call 360-568-9412.
Snohomish County Parks and the Adopt A Stream Foundation are presenting another great Streamkeeper Academy wildlife film at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park (600 128th Street SE in Everett).
The film Season of the Otters will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. There is a $3 admission charge for this event that includes a short presentation on local river otter habits and habitat requirements. Reservations are required by calling 425-316-8592.
To learn more about other Streamkeeper Academy events, go to www.streamkeeper.org or call 425-316-8592.
A $1,000 scholarship is available for a graduate of either Glacier Peak, Lake Stevens, or Snohomish High Schools who is preparing for a career as a teacher. The applicant must be either a junior or senior in an accredited program by the fall of 2016.
This scholarship is offered by the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators. Alpha Alpha members are from the Snohomish and Lake Stevens school districts.
Applications are due April 15. For more information, call 360-568-7875.
The Washington State Republican Party is holding 2016 Presidential Caucuses all over the state on Saturday, Feb. 20. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m. The caucuses will determine who will be elected as delegates and alternates to the county convention or legislative district caucus. There will
also be an opportunity to discuss Republican-related issues.
To get information about the location of your precinct caucus, details are online at: http://www.snocogop.com/presidential_caucus/
or call 360-653-1100.
Monroe ArtiGras rescheduled to March!
The Monroe Arts Council will hold a fundraiser masquerade ball to support the arts.
The ball will be from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds 4-H building in Monroe.
There will be live music by renowned Zydeco band Filé Gumbo, live and silent auctions and a cajun dinner.
Tickets are $35 and available at www.monroeartscouncil.org
For more information, call 360-794-7844.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
Clearview Networking Luncheon day change
Starting this month, the monthly Clearview Business Networking Luncheons will be held on the second Thursday of each month instead of the first Thursday of the month. The luncheon is held at Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant in Clearview, 18104 Highway 9 at noon. If you have any questions, please call Trina at 360-668-0350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sno-Isle Libraries introduces kid-friendly reading suggestion service
Sno-Isle Libraries is offering a new online service called Beanstack, which offers free personalized recommendations for books, apps, events and more.
“Beanstack is a natural extension of our commitment to serving families with young kids,” said Leslie Moore, children’s and outreach services manager for the library district.
Beanstack tailors its recommendations to each child’s age, interests, reading level and background, Moore said. It also provides tools that help families and classrooms keep track of what they are reading and earn recognition as they read more.
Residents of Snohomish and Island counties can sign up and use Beanstack from their home computer, mobile device, or in any of Sno-Isle’s 21 community libraries. They do not need a library card to get started.
Details are available online at sno-isle.org/beanstack.
Every week, a book in the library’s collection, along with a library relevant program or event, will be suggested specifically for that child. Recommendations are sent with a learning tip by email and are also available via an online profile that families can access anytime. In addition to helping families discover
great books, the Web application includes a reading log and fun badges.
Beanstack is offered and managed by Zoobean, Inc., which provides innovative tools that help public libraries engage local families and build children’s literacy. Sno-Isle Libraries staff expect the service to have a wide reach.