Annual Coho Derby
The 21st annual Everett Coho Derby will be Sept. 20-21.
First place winner will receive $10,000 cash, second place winner will receive $5,000, third place receives $2,500, fourth place receives $1,000 and 5th place will receive $500. First place for the youth divisions for those age 12 and under will receive $100, second place is $75 and third place is $50.
Enter the Mystery Fish Weight Contest for your chance to win a Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 truck valued at $32,000. If you guess the average fish weight you can also win a 9.9 Suzuki Outboard, manual start and long shaft motor.
The Grand Prize Raffle is for an all expense paid Alaskan Guided Fishing Trip for two.
Derby tickets are $30 per adult and free for children 12 and under.
Proceeds from the beer garden will benefit Salmon for Soldiers. The mission of Salmon for Soldiers is to offer a sense of normalcy and relaxation to our returning veterans by providing them with opportunities to engage with other sports fishermen. Salmon for Soldiers’ fishing events and opportunities are designed to help reduce stress and to open participants up to new relationships; while they learn a skill that can bring them many hours of fun and relaxation. The events are designed to accommodate veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and other physical challenges.
At the conclusion of the Everett Coho Derby, the Northwest Derby Series will award the grand prize boat to one lucky winner in the adult and youth divisions! For more information visit www.northwestsalmonderbyseries.com.For complete details on the Everett Coho Derby, visit www.everettcohoderby.com.
Neighborhood protesting trail access loss
The Port Gardner Neighborhood’s next regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the recently closed access point to the Pigeon Creek Beach Trail at the south end of Bond Street in Everett.
The neighborhood’s objective is to have BNSF promptly remove the fence and talk with the neighborhood about a more reasonable solution to their legitimate safety concerns.
Garden Club meets Sept. 8
The Monroe Garden Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 8 at 12:30 p.m. in the Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St. Martha Clatterbaugh, WSU Snohomish County Master Gardener will speak on "Bugs: the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful." The public is welcome. Contact club president, Jeannette Susor, 360-863-6160, for more information.
Rain Garden class
Rain gardens can be both beautiful and functional.
Learn why they are so important, how to design and plant them, how they function and how easy they are to maintain. Class is limited to 25 people. RSVP: 425-257-8597. Class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd. Meet at entrance.
Watch the action and antics as hundreds of bicyclists of all ages compete in this high-energy sport that combines mountain biking and road racing. Multiple heats for various ages and abilities provide lots of opportunities for spectators. The kids’ race is especially fun to see!
The race will be Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, 11405 Silver Lake Rd.
Benefit choir concert
Everett First Presbyterian is having a benefit concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct 4.
A choir, Breath of Aire, will be performing contemporary, Broadway and inspirational songs. Breath of Aire is a northwest choir whose roster of 95 singers draws from all over the state. The choir’s goal is to help nonprofits raise money. Any money raised will be used to help fund Everett First Presbyterian's Wednesday evening dinner program for those in need. The dinner program has been in existence for more than 11 years and serves an average of 130 people every Wednesday.
The choir is committed to present inspirational and entertaining music that will encourage and uplift its audience. It is not just a choir - it is an experience.
Everett First Presbyterian Church is located directly across from the Snohomish County Courthouse at 2936 Rockefeller Ave.
Dance to the musical stylings of Lauren Petrie who plays all styles of dance music including Swing, Cha Cha, Rumbas, Waltzes as well as Line Dances and a little Rock and Roll.
Refreshments will be provided by Marysville Care Center. The dance will be Saturday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $4.
North Stillaguamish Economic Redevelopment Plan
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced Aug. 8 that it has awarded Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) a $150,000 investment grant to develop a long-term economic redevelopment strategy for the North Stillaguamish Valley. Located in North Snohomish County, the area suffered severe economic disruption following a landslide on March 22, 2014. The community of Oso and state Route 530 suffered greatly from the slide, and access was cut off between Darrington, Arlington, and the greater Puget Sound region.
Show off your Halloween costume and exercise with splashy indoor fun. Enjoy some not-too-scary hijinks as you play games for prizes, swim and sample festive refreshments.
Please bring a generous canned food donation for the Volunteers of America Food Bank or pay admission to boost the Park Scholarship Fund.
This event will be Oct. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. and is for ages 3-15. Forest Park Swim Center, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.
Train Watch meetings
The Snohomish County Train Watch meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Everett library.
Come to the Carl Gipson Center’s first Karaoke Bingo night Sept. 20 from 7-10 p.m. This fun event will have a western theme and is open to everyone age 21 and over. The Center is located at 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. 425-257-8780.
There will be an AARP Fraud Fighters Seminar Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett.
For more information call 425-257-8780.
Sky Performing Arts presents award-winning “Hello Dolly!” at Wagner Performing Arts Center. They have teamed up with Stanza Performing Arts dance school to bring amazing show stopping production numbers to the already wonderful songs and story! Wagner Performing Arts Center is located 639 W. Main St.
Performance dates: Sept. 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, closing on the 28th. Times: Friday performances 8 p.m. Two performances on Saturdays 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. One performance Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
For ticket information call 360-863-1663 or visit www.skyperformingarts.com Advance ticket sales at www.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets also available at the door. Credit cards accepted.
Swift Night Out
The Vaux Swifts are coming back! These tiny birds fly into the chimney of the Frank Wagner Center at high rates of speed, a delight to watch.
Swift Night Out will be Saturday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to dusk, and will include educational booths, food, drinks, children's activities and more. A Lecture by Larry Schwitters will be held in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic and view the swifts from the lawn. Docents available to answer your questions. The Frank Wagner Center, on the grounds of Frank Wagner Elementary, is located at 639 W. Main St. For more information, visit www.monroeswifts.org
Coulee Dam Gambling Trip
This is a brand new adventure for East County Senior Center! Head out from Monroe on a Wednesday and stay at Lake Chelan. Enjoy the day in and around the lake. Awake to a day of gambling at Mill Bay Casino, then head out to a laser light show at the Grand Coulee Dam. Spend the night there and have a great breakfast before heading home.
This 3-day, 2-night trip will be mid-to-end of September.
Sign up now by calling 360-794-6359.
Harvest Luncheon and Big Band
Come enjoy the big band music of the Moonlight Swing Orchestra Sept. 27. Lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m., the band will play from 1-3 p.m. Dessert provided by Merrill Gardens. Wine and beer will be available. Only $7 prepay or $9 at the door. This luncheon event will fill up fast.
Contact East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe, at 360-794-6359.
Monroe school employees fair
Monroe Public Schools is hosting an employee benefits fair on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
This year the district is opening the benefits fair to local businesses that are interested in having a table at this event.
The event will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Monroe High School.
If you are interested in having a table at this event please contact Sue Skillen, Community Connections Coordinator, Monroe Public Schools at Direct Line: 360-804-4317 ; Fax 360-804-4399 or Email: Skillens@monroe.wednet.edu for arrangements.
Nearly two million adults are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes yearly. Learning and practicing good self-management can reduce the risk of dangerous and costly complications.
Living Well with Diabetes, a free six-week series of workshops at the East County Senior Center running Thursdays from Sept. 30 through Nov. 14, teaches skills to help people manage their diabetes and live their best life.
• Managing blood glucose
• Healthy eating
• Safe physical activity
• Stress management
• Managing medications
• Preventing complications
• Working with health care providers
• Goal setting and problem-solving
Family members, friends and caregivers are encouraged to enroll.
The East County Senior Center is at 276 Sky River Parkway.
For more information please contact Jamie Hunter-Mitchell of Senior Services of Snohomish County at 425-265-2283.
Antique & Appraisal Fair Sept. 6
Bauer Funeral Chapel is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish to bring you their first ever Bauer Antique and Appraisal Fair.
Come check out booths from local antique and vintage vendors, and bring some items of your own to be appraised by George Higby, owner of Accredited Appraisals, Ltd.
The event will be Sat., Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bauer Funeral Chapel, 701 First St.
Health & Travel Festival
The Community Health & Travel Festival will be Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. There will be five half-hour seminars, over 25 vendors, door prizes and free admission! Seminars will include Estate Planning with Bruce Keithly at noon; Travel with Colleen Carlson at 1 p.m.; Diabetes Prevention and Nutrition by Valley General Hospital at 2 p.m.; Acupuncture information by Dr. Cole Alexander; and Let’s Focus on Our Eyes with Kate Fewel.
For more information call 360-568-0934.
Mariner High Girls Basketball Fundraiser Sept. 10
A fundraiser for the Mariner High School girls basketball program will be taking place in Lynnwood at Buffalo Wild Wings (18508 33rd Ave. W. Lynnwood) from 11 a.m. to closing time on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
The girls basketball team will get 10 percent of each bill from anyone who mentions the team.
Need to bail out of jail? Charge it!
The Snohomish County Jail now accepts credit card payment for bail.
Also, cash bail payments can be made for an inmate using GovPayNet.
GovPayNet accepts major credit, debit and prepaid debit cards for cash bail 24/7 online at www.GovPayNow.com or by phone (1-877-EZBAIL5).
Cardholders will pay a 7 percent service fee at the time of the transaction.
Onsite payment methods remain unchanged as only cash, cashier’s checks or jail bonds are accepted at the jail facility.
Cardholders can make payments on their own behalf or on behalf of friends or family.
They need to have the basic information about the arrestee and the bail amount, information which can be found on the Snohomish County Jail Registry. Bilingual specialists are available around the clock for cardholder assistance.
More than 500 corrections systems nationally rely on GovPayNet to process bail and other criminal justice payments, which account for the majority of the nearly $200 million in payments the company handles annually for government agencies.