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Beer in the Barn
Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant, Thomas Family Farm and the Snohomish Panther Junior Football Association will host the 4th Annual Beer in the Barn festival at Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Road in Snohomish, Saturday, Sept. 29 from 2 - 9 p.m. All proceeds to support the Snohomish Junior Panther Football Association.
Come celebrate the craft boom with nearly 40 local, national, and international breweries and cideries with a focus on the best Fresh Hop, Oktoberfest, Pumpkin and Barrel-aged beers around!
Tickets are $25 and include commemorative tasting glass and six tasting tokens. Must be 21 years and over to attend. Purchase tickets at

Arboretum talk
On Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., Trevor Cameron, the Everett Arboretum President, will tour the Everett Arboretum and Gardens and discuss how they transplant plants and decide what to keep. The free event will be at Legion Hall, 145 Alverson Blvd.

Make a rain barrel
On Thursday, Sept. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, Everett Public Works will host “make it, take it” rain barrel workshops where you can make your own rain barrel for $40. Space is limited at this workshop, so RSVP at 425-257-8992.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the city will offer its popular rain barrels for sale. You can purchase a ready-made 55-gallon rain barrel for $55.
For more information visit

Community Health Fair
Come to the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish, Friday, Sept. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. for a free Community Health Fair with over 20 vendors. There will be free cookies, coffee, water, door prizes and blood pressure checks. Flu shots will also be available. Please bring your insurance card. Call 360-568-0934 for more information.

Fire station open house
South County Fire is hosting a Neighborhood Night Open House on Sept. 13 at Hilton Lake Fire Station 12, 3525 108th St. SE in Everett.
 Drop by the fire station any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. for this free event. The fire chief and station firefighters will give a brief presentation on emergency services and programs in your neighborhood.
 Learn how to protect your family from fire and injuries with activities for all ages. They include fire engine and medic unit tours; A.C.T. First Aid to learn three skills to save a life in the first five minutes of a medical emergency; and Safe and Healthy Aging information on how to stay well and independent as you age.

Campaign breakfast
Snohomish High School’s Annual Campaign Breakfast will be on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. It is open to the public. People will be able to meet and hear from candidates and representatives from ballot measure campaigns. Additionally, the Auditor’s office will run a voter registration drive. The event is free and breakfast is available by donation with the proceeds benefitting the SHS Parent Club. The breakfast is at SHS, 1316 5th St.

Make-a-Blanket Day
Come help Project Linus to meet their goal of donating 100 blankets! Help make quilts and blankets to be donated to kids who have experienced traumatic life events in Snohomish County. Materials and equipment will be provided. No experience needed. People are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Come for an hour or the day. Volunteers are needed to help sew, iron, inspect, and pin. Snacks and door prizes are provided. Event is Saturday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Valley View Bible Church, 9717 31st Ave. SE in Everett. Can’t come? Make a blanket and drop it off. Call Diane at 425-252-4524 with any questions.

RainScaping Expo
Snohomish County is hosting a free RainScaping Expo for property owners to learn about rainwater runoff solutions. The Expo is Saturday, Sept. 29 at McCollum Park. Ciscoe Morris will speak about rainscaping through environmentally friendly gardening.
Enjoy mini-workshops by rainscaping experts in rain gardens, lawn alternatives, soil solutions, pavement options and rain barrels, among others. Tour rainscaping features at the event, including rain gardens, permeable pavement, green roofing and landscapes. Talk with experts and rainwater solution vendors. There will also be food vendors and rainscaping prizes such as rain garden books and rain barrels.
The event is from noon to 4 p.m. at WSU Snohomish County Extension and the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE in Everett. For more information, visit or 425-388-3464.

Blood drive
American Red Cross blood drive needs donations. The next blood drive is Friday, Sept. 28 from 12:30 - 6 p.m. at North County Fire, 8117 267th St NW in Stanwood. For info. and requirements, go to

Hops For Hope
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Snohomish County would like to bring together the friends and family of this community to help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against breast cancer! Please join them Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. for raffles, beer, food, pink and hope. This is a kid friendly and dog friendly event at SnoTown Brewery, 511 Second St. in Snohomish.
The group supports the American Cancer Society in their mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
A percentage of proceeds will go toward the Making Strides walk on Oct. 27. There will also be raffle baskets to enter and tickets will be sold at $2 per ticket or $5 for five tickets.
To donate or join the walk on Oct. 27, visit

Free parks day
Washington State Parks invites the public to visit a state park for free on Saturday, Sept. 22. No Discover Pass will be required for day visits. The free day honors the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on WDFW and DNR lands.
Two more State Parks free days are available in 2018: Sunday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day and Friday, Nov. 23 — Autumn free day.
For more information about NPLD, visit

Write Now
Join the Journaling for Writers: The ‘Write’ Way to Fiction and Nonfiction class. Novelist Erica Miner explores the power of journaling for writers.  Take part in hands-on exercises with thought provoking prompts and receive a copy of Erica’s well researched Journaling Resource Sheet. For adults. Please preregister. Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Snohomish Public Library, 311 Maple Ave.
Call 360-568-2898 for more information or register online at
Funded by Sno-Isle Libraries.

On Saturday Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett invites local senior businesses to share their information and bring some goodies so that seniors can “feast” around the room and explore the vendors. It’s a free event and a wonderful way to treat yourself while learning about local services. Proceeds support the center’s annual USO dance! Open to seniors age 50+ in Cascade View Hall at 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett.

Spaghetti and Wine fundraiser
The Monroe Community Senior Center invites the public to a spaghetti and wine dinner fundraiser set for Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended but not required to attend. To reserve a seat or table, call 360-794-6359 or email Tickets are free, but people are encouraged to donate. Donations benefit the center, which is located at 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.

Tweed Ride
Fancy a cycle?  Set off Saturday, Sept. 22 from the historic Snohomish Carnegie Library at 105 Cedar Ave. in downtown Snohomish and toodle along the historic Centennial Trail. Replenish and restore at Machias Trailhead Park with a spot o’ tea, a bit o’ rest, your own picnic, and lively amusements. Bring your own cup!
Croquet, Badminton, Photo Ops, Music and More! Costume Contest with prizes. Victorian, Edwardian, and Steampunk garb much appreciated. Check in begins at 10 a.m., tally ho at 11 a.m. $22 Tickets for Blue Ribbon Table Service. Lawn Seating is $15. Tickets at

Free swim lessons
Swim for Life is offering every 2nd grader enrolled in the Snohomish School District a free session of group swim lessons at the Snohomish Aquatic Center for the 2018-2019 school year. (Sessions are typically 4 or 5 weeks long, and classes are offered once or twice a week.) This community program is being funded through generous donations raised through Swim for Life. Visit for more information and to register. Swim for Life is a nonprofit organization formed by local community members who have a passion for enriching the lives of young people in our community. Its mission is to make young people safer in the water.

Quinn Bachand’s Brishen Ensemble 
With a tight grasp on the music that embraces the swing tradition, Quinn Bachand’s Brishen Ensemble takes audiences on an inventive quest and spellbinding range of musical history to reinvent the categories of swing jazz, pop and country, celebrating the music of the ‘30s, up to and including the ‘60s. The band has toured across Canada, the United States and Europe and recently won an Independent Music Award in jazz for their latest album, “Blue Verdun.”
The performance will be at the Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at or at the door (subject to availability). 360-568-9412.

Harvest volunteers needed
Project Harvest in partnership with Lawns to Lettuce creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank in Snohomish County. Volunteers are needed for the 2018 season. Please contact for more information.

Eyeglasses donations
Donate expired prescription eyeglasses to the Lions Club! Boxes are located at Haggen Northwest Fresh, 1301 Ave. D and at Bartell Drugs, 1115-13th St. in Snohomish.

Fire volunteers
South County Fire is looking for Fire Support Volunteers.  Please visit for more information and the application materials.

Snohomish Youth Beekeeping
The Snohomish Youth Beekeeping group meets the second Monday of each month (except December) for free arts & crafts and a pollinator lesson for children ages 5 to 18. Class is at the at Snohomish Library at 311 Maple Ave., from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to with the number of children attending to ensure ample supplies.

Volunteers needed
Project Harvest in partnership with Lawns to Lettuce creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank in Snohomish County.
Volunteers are needed for the 2018 season. Please contact for more information.

Busy Bee Quilters
Busy Bee Quilters meets the third Thursday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m.
The May meeting was at the Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave. in Snohomish.
For more information or questions, please call 425-268-1119.

Friday Night Bingo
Everyone’s invited to a fun evening of Bingo every Friday at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
Early Bird Games, 12 Game Packs and Special Packs. Cash payouts on games from $20 to $100. Progressive Payouts up to $1,199. Pull tabs, too!

Free Zumba
Carl Gipson Senior Center’s Zumba instructor will teach Zumba Gold on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Try it out for free and see if you’d like to sign up for future classes! Stop in to see Eric Wollan at the Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett, or call him at 425-257-8780 for more information.

PUD low-income assistance
Low-income customers can receive help with their electric bills through energy assistance programs offered by PUD. The programs currently provide reductions of 20-60 percent off PUD electric and water bills based on income level.
Eligible for discounts are senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older and have a combined disposable annual income of less than $28,973. For an application or more information about the PUD’s assistance programs, customers should visit or call Customer Service at 425-783-1000.

Al-anon, Alateen meetings
Al-anon and Alateen is a support group for friends and families who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Meetings in Snohomish are held Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 1305 Pine Ave.; Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 Second St., and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Alano Club, 625 Ford Ave.
For more information and a list of local meetings go to or call 425-348-7828.

Community Breakfast
The Snohomish Senior Center hosts a Community Breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Come have a delicious breakfast of biscuits and 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 senior center is located at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

Explore your family tree
There are many reasons to build a family tree: to explore your family history, have a living connection to the past, trace and find your origins and roots, or leave a legacy to those who follow.
Lynda Hamilton is a family tree researcher for the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Project, those volunteers donate their time to free genealogy. Hamilton will research Snohomish Senior Center members’ individual family trees or provide one-on-one instruction or assistance for those who would prefer to do the online research themselves.
Stop by the senior center on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. The center is located at 506 Fourth St.

Monroe Mobility Lifeline
Do you need a ride? Are you over 60 years of age? The East County Senior Center offers transportation every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will pick you up in Monroe and take you to the store, to the Senior Center, to your physician, etc – as long as it’s in Monroe.
Please call 360-794-6359 for more information.

Friday Night Bingo
Everyone’s invited to a fun evening of Bingo every Friday at East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
Early Bird Games, 12 Game Packs and Special Packs. Cash payouts on games from $20 to $100. Progressive Payouts up to $1,199. Pull tabs, too!

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 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.

Pancake Breakfast
A Pancake Breakfast is the third Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. This has been a tradition at the Monroe Community 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 Monroe Community 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.

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 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


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