Family-friendly Trick or Treat
Get candy and explore downtown Monroe at the annual Downtown Trick or Treat event 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. This kids-focused event will feature music, a costume contest and treats. Start on Main Street.
Trunk or Treat
Sonrise Christian Center, 11625 Airport Road, Everett, invites the public to a Trunk-or-Treat event Sunday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.
There will be food trucks, free candy, free games and more. Admission is free.
Fright for Future
Take an educational “haunted” walk that points out environmental harm on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at T.A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake in Everett. Exhibits include QR codes to learn more. The walk is free, but recommended for ages 10 and older.
Swifts Night In
The Pilchuck Audubon Society hosts “Swifts Night In” Oct. 29 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Learn about Monroe’s Vaux Swifts birds sprinkled in between rounds of trivia. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register at www.tinyurl.com/swiftsmonroe
Missing women film premiere
Four groups will jointly co-host two premiere screenings of the documentary “Somebody’s Daughter,” about high-profile cases of missing and murdered indigenous females.
The film screenings will be Saturday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the downtown Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. The 2 p.m. screening event includes a panel talk with key indigenous leaders.
Tickets are free but required to attend. Find tickets by searching www.eventbrite.com with the keywords “Somebody’s Daughter”
Save Sultan High musicial
The annual Sultan High School musical is at risk due to lack of funds to put it together.
The Sultan High School Music Program seeks $5,000. It has organized an online fundraiser at www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-shs-musical
Enjoy ballroom dancing every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. in Everett.
Music by Bob’s Dance Band. Admission is $7 (or $10 when bartender is present). For ages 21+, partners not necessary. Masks are required.
For more information, 425-252-0291 or www.sonsofnorway.com
“What Happened on First Street” documentary
A documentary about the May 31, 2020 incident on Snohomish’s First Street and the aftermath in the days following, has been released.
The filmmaker listed, Yip Wilson, is a pseudonym for two former Snohomish school district high school students.
A second showing will be Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. The event link to register is here.
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Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop needs your help to fix and prepare kids bikes for the low income families served by Christmas House.
Donations of gently-used kids bikes in good condition are being taken on Saturdays from noon to 3:45 p.m. at the shop, 2531 Broadway, Everett. Parking and entrance are at the back of the Broadway Mall building.
Repairers are welcome to schedule a time to help.
Bags-tox-Benches program modifies collection sites
The Bags-to-Benches program, an effort which upcycles plastic bags and plastic film, retired its plastic collection site at Northwest Security and Sound on Oct. 1.
Plastic is being collected at:
• Grilla Bites, 1020 First St., inside the restaurant by the restroom; and
• Clearview True Value Hardware, 16510 state Route 9 SE Ste. B., the person who collects there said.
Dane’s Styles collects for its customers, organizer Renee Deierling said.
The effort can use manpower to collect. Email email@example.com
Program organizers say they have diverted more than 7,000 pounds of plastic films from landfill. It’s resulted in 14 benches around the city.
Virtual Coffee with the Council
Chat with City Council members Donna Ray and Steve Dana in a virtual meeting to happen at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 over Zoom and Facebook Live. The forum is an opportunity for residents to ask questions, discuss issues and receive updates on City projects.
The ID for the Zoom session will be: 878 8978 9137 and the passcode will be: 073266. Join on your phone, tablet or computer. Please follow the link below to join the webinar: www.tinyurl.com/
New Community Center Opens
Life Hub, a new community center in Snohomish, is now open Tuesday-Thursday from 2-4 p.m. All ages are welcome, come meet friends, do homework, grab a snack, join a cooking or art class, and connect with community services. The location is in the Central Faith building next to the Dollar Tree, 825 Ave. D.
Toys for Tots
Wingert Insurance Agency’s 10th annual Toys for Tots Drive is from Oct. 28 through Dec. 10. During the Kickoff Event on Oct. 28, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wingert will match donations with hopes of surpassing last year’s efforts of over 1,300 toys and $600 in monetary donations.
The Wingert Agency is located at 16300 Mill Creek Blvd., Ste. 122 in Mill Creek.
Vendors are wanted for the Snohomish Senior Center’s Holiday Bazaar scheduled for Nov. 20. For more information please call Carol at 425-870-1485 or stop by the center for an application, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.
Do you need a ride?
Are you 60+ and need a ride? The Monroe Community Senior Center offers transportation every Thursday. They will pick you up in Monroe and take you shopping, to the Senior Center, to your physician – you name it – as long as your destination is in Monroe! Please call 360-794-6359 to find out more about this fabulous service! This service is partially funded by a grant from the City of Monroe.
USO Military Seats of Honor program
The USO Military Seats of Honor program provides local active-duty military and dependents with two free tickets to the Everett Historic Theatre plus a dinner for two at one of Everett’s finest restaurants, a $25 concessions card for the theatre, and a $25 gift certificate for the Funko store.
Tickets are distributed via the Historic Everett Theatre’s website www.yourhistoric
theatre.org and social media. Recipients will be chosen randomly from entries received. Military ID must be shown at the box office on show night to claim tickets
If you would like to contribute to this program to thank local military families for their dedication, service and sacrifice, you can make a tax-deductible donation by visiting www.yourhistorictheatre.org.
Get reusable bags
Community members may pick up a free reusable bag at Everett Public Library branches during business hours, available while supplies last. Learn more at www.everettwa.gov/bringyourbag
Life jacket loaner program
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue 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.
Snohomish Appliance Recycle is now accepting large packing and cooler Styrofoam. The material must be clean, dry and free of all tape and any labels. Look for the #6 or EPS inside the recycle symbol – bend the material, it should break and snap with loose beads.
Snohomish Appliance Recycle is located at 10105 Airport Way in Snohomish. Hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You are not alone. Need to talk?
The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255, or text GO to 741741 to connect with someone. Free.
Homeschool classes about firefighters
Learn the basics of the firefighting operations through a series of courses from Snohomish Regional Fire.
The fire district headquartered in Monroe is hosting a new series of homeschooling classes.
Find out more at its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SnoRegionalFire or at www.srfr.org
Islamic Resources by Mail
Islamic Resources by Mail is an Everett-based resource and referral system. You can call on most afternoons and evenings and receive help with resources at no cost. The number is 425-355-4608. Help is available for residents, community participants, supporters, visitors to find sometimes emergency information available to all at no cost. It’s a free service and all can just call in. There is an Islamic Network where all of your questions will be answered. You will receive a referral.
Frequently someone will call to ask about the location of the Islamic Center or Mosque, what to wear on your first visit, or others would like to find Islamic Schools or day care centers.
Whether it’s food, clothing, shelter, gas cards, charity, Someone will answer your call and you will be directed to assistance.
Emergency dental referral help line
A nonprofit affiliated with Delta Dental, a benefits provider firm, is using its free dental referral service called DentistLink to connect people.
People needing assistance can call or text DentistLink at 1-844-888-5465 to get the referral process started at no cost.
DentistLink is a service focused on people who have Apple Health (Medicaid) or do not have insurance.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or go to their website, www.olivecrest.org
The Everett Community Resource Center presents free immigration consultations. Support is available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Hindi and Russian. For more information, email email@example.com or call 425-355-6005.
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, www.sno.wednet.edu
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 St. or 360-568-0934.