Calling all classic cars
Cruzin’ to Colby, hosted by the Seattle Rod-tiques, is May 24-25. The first 400 pre-registered cars will participate in a controlled cruise of Colby on Sunday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration will begin at the host hotel, Holiday Inn, located at 3105 Pine St. at 10 a.m. Cars will be led, from the hotel, at 10:30 a.m. to the pre-staging area with groups being led throughout the cruise.
Pre-registration is $30 per vehicle and includes in the two-day, rain or shine event: the May 24 Sunday Cruise; two $10 tickets to the Sunday night dance featuring the “Wright Brothers Band” at the host hotel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; May 25 Show & Shine (open to the first 800 cars) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information and to pre-register download the Cruzin’ to Colby application at www.seattlerod-tiques.com or call 425-337-9335 or (425)710-7406.
Learn about Japanese art, culture and history at the free Japanese Anime Arts Festival May 29-30 at Everett Community College.
The festival happens noon to 9 p.m. May 29 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 30.
Events include a drawing demonstration by Japanese manga artist Yoshimi Kurata, a presentation by manga translator and Japanese ghost scholar Zack Davisson and
the opportunity to meet Seattle artist Enfu.
Visitors are invited to wear their cosplay costumes and participate in a cosplay flash mob and parade just prior to opening ceremony.
The festival also includes taiko and kabuki performances, green tea tasting in an authentic Japanese tea room, a screening of the Japanese anime movie “Brave Story” and more.
The festival is free and open to the public, except for tea ceremonies at the Japanese tea room, where matcha and sweets can be enjoyed for a fee of $5.
For more info, and a schedule of events, visit EverettCC.edu/JAAF
PTA spring carnival
Frank Wagner Elementary PTA’s Spring Carnival will be Friday, May 29 from 5-8 p.m. on Frank Wagner’s playground at 115 Dickinson St. in Monroe.
Have fun with the “Hot Dog Stop” (an authentic New York style hot dog cart), bouncy houses, carnival fun and a Mexican Dance Group for additional entertainment!
Tickets are $5 for an entry wristband which includes most activities, $3 unlimited bouncy house and $1 basket raffles. You can also
purchase a Value 2-Pack (two wristbands, two unlimited bouncy house and two bags of popcorn) for $11 or a Value 4-Pack (four wristbands, unlimited bouncy house uses for four people and four bags of popcorn) for $22.
Memorial Day Program
Evergreen and Cypress Lawn Cemeteries invite you to a Memorial Day Program Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m.
Guest speakers will include Navy Commander Jeffrey Caulk, Acting C.O. of the Everett Naval Station and Michael Reagan, Recipient of the citizen Honor Award presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
The event will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 4504 Broadway in Everett.
Jetty Island reservations open
Jetty Island will be open July 5 through Sept 7 but city residents or groups of 8 or more may make seat reservations to get on the boats to the Jetty starting Wednesday, April 1.
To make a reservation, call 425-257-8304 anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Camp Stitch A Lot
The Snohomish County Clothing & Textile Advisors (CTA) are once again hosting Camp Stitch A Lot (CSAL) for youth ages 8-17.
CSAL offers week-long, half-day sessions in sewing, knitting and crochet. Each class starts with the fundamentals of the craft and finishes with the creation of an item such as pajama bottoms, knit fingerless gloves or crocheted neck scarf. These simple, fun projects peak a student’s interest and enthusiasm for the needle arts.
Classes will be offered June 22-26 and July 6-10 at McCollum Park, WSU Extension Office Evergreen Room, 600 128th St. SE in Everett.
Advance registration is required; registration closes May 31. Class sizes are limited so sign up today!
For more information, class schedules and registration, please go to campstitchalot.blogspot.com, call 425-210-3720 or email campstitch.a.lot@outlook com
Historic walking tour
Learn the history of Snohomish on a guided tour through town of architect J.S. White’s body of work. White is hailed as the “first architect of Snohomish.” This free tour is being repeated by popular demand.
The one-and-a-half-hour walking tour will be Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. sharp starting at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Warner Blake will lead the tour.
Kids’ Café seeks volunteers
It’s that’s time again – time to begin the Kids’ Café volunteer recruitment. For the past five summers, hundreds of dedicated volunteers have helped feed children and families from our community. 7,375 breakfasts and 18,613 lunches (for a total of 25,988 meals) were served to young people from our community last summer. This could not have been accomplished without the support and assistance from volunteers.
Breakfasts and lunches will be offered at the following locations all summer:
• Snohomish High School Cafeteria – breakfast and lunch
• Snohomish Aquatic Center – lunch only
• Snohomish Boys and Girls Club – lunch only
• Circle H Mobile Home Park- lunch only
• Three Rivers Mobile Home Park – lunch only
Try the new community-based volunteer scheduling site, www. JustServe.org, to schedule when you can volunteer. More than 350 volunteers are needed to make this program happen.
1. Go to the justserve.org project site - www.justserve.org/project/details/?instanceId=5GGDD6SFNQ8VSSWSKPNC
2. Review the days listed and choose the one(s) that work for you.
By early June, all volunteers will receive an email detailing more specifics of the summer program.
Fobes Hill reunion
The annual school reunion-potluck will be held Sunday, June 28 from noon to 3 p.m. at Hill Park on Blackmans Lake. For information, call 360-568-4083.
SHS 50-year reunion
If you are from the Snohomish High School Class of 1965, please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reunion will be Aug. 22.
Maltby summer market opening
The Saturday Summer Market that supports The Maltby Food Bank has moved.
The market is now at 18122 Highway 9 in Maltby.
The market started as a way for the food bank clients to sell some things they make or distribute to help themselves, and it has grown from there.
There will be a kids’ coloring contest with prizes, as well as face painting, carnival style games and other activities for kids such as a bouncy house.
The market lets people shop local artists who have everything from jewelry to yard art and one of a kind items. Sample some tasty treats and enjoy a massage. You can even have a custom portrait created and finished before you leave. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday and you will be supporting The Maltby Food Bank.
The market is open
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and its season is from April 4 to June 27, rain or shine. The market is located at 18122 Highway 9.
Bayside Jazz Casual
Bayside Jazz Casual presents The Bob Strickland Trio with Bob on brass, Gregg Robinson on piano, and Marty Hasegawa on bass.
They will play Thursday, May 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Bayside Bed & Breakfast, 2201 Rucker Ave. Scuttlebutt Beer and Port Gardner Bay Wine will be available along with an appetizer.
$5 cover charge, business casual attire.
In honor of National Bike Month, B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County is hosting Green Drinks at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20.
Green Drinks is a monthly networking and happy hour event for people working on environmental issues - in this case, bicycles! Anyone can come. This month’s event will offer smoothies. You get to make your own smoothie and blend it with your own human power!
At the event, learn about Sharing Wheels, a nonprofit that has been providing unused bikes to people who need wheels since 2002. Volunteers are currently needed to help prepare for the Kids Bike Swap on June 7.
The shop is located at 2531 Broadway and the entrance is in the rear alleyway.
Community Health Fair
Garden City Grange and Snohomish Lions Club will host a Community Health Fair at the Grange Hall Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Snohomish Lions Club will have the NW Lions Foundation Health Screening Unit on site to do health screenings for sight, glaucoma, hearing, diabetes and blood pressure. Other health related vendors will also be participating in this event which is free to the community.
Garden City Grange is located at 800 Second St. For more information call 360-932-7568.
SEF Senior Awards Night
The Snohomish Education Foundation is awarding a total of $152,863 in scholarships to 175 students from Snohomish High School, Glacier Peak High School and AIM High School during the Senior Recognition and Awards Night. Scholarships range from $500 to $4,000 with the average award of $875.
The public is welcome to attend and all donors are invited as well. A reception will follow the awards ceremony. RSVP is requested by calling 360-568-5292 or email
May 21: Snohomish High at 7 p.m.: 89 students will be recognized.
May 28: Glacier Peak High at 7 p.m.: 72 students will be recognized.
June 4: AIM High at 7 p.m. at Snohomish High School: 14 students will be recognized.
Sign up for parade
Parade season is quickly approaching. Vendor applications are available and can only be submitted up to May 31 to the Monroe Chamber of Commerce.
Find out more by visiting www.facebook.com/MonroeFairDaysParade
FFA Plant Sale
Come support Monroe High School’s FFA chapter by purchasing plants at their annual plant sale. Annuals, perennials, baskets, vegetable starts, and much more.
The sale continues every Saturday in May from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except for Memorial Day weekend. Cash or checks only.
Monroe High School is located at 17001 Tester Road.
If you have any questions, contact Vince Caruso, email@example.com or call 360-804-4686.
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
On Saturday, May 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Harbour Pointe Retirement is welcoming back three professional appraisers at
the “Antiques Appraisal Event” with guaranteed time slots for people who register in advance by calling 425-493-8555.
Harbour Pointe Retirement is located at 10200 Harbour Place (behind Walgreens). For more information or questions on what to bring, go to www.hpretire.com or call 425-493-8555.