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Hip hop Christmas
Cavalry Snohomish church will have Barnabas and Amy T bring a hip hop Christmas show full of energy on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
The church meets at Clearview Foursquare at 17210 state Route 9 SE in Snohomish.

Free trap-neuter-return class
The Community Cat Coalition of Washington will provide a basic
trap/neuter/return (TNR) class Saturday, Dec. 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.
Learn how to lower the feral cat population. Contact the Community Cat Coalition at or call Nancy at 425-330-2658 to register. Find out more about the nonprofit at

Pastor retiring
Pastor Ron Sallee is retiring from Machias Community Church after 32 years.
There will be a “passing the shepherds staff” service on Sunday, Dec. 4 at which time the new pastor will begin his ministry at Machias. Pastor Sallee will introduce the new pastor to the congregation.
Machias Church is affiliated with Village Missions, which serves churches in rural communities in the U.S. and Canada.
Machias Community Church is located at 1615 Virginia Street.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
Taproot Theatre presents “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 329 Ave. A in Snohomish.
This is a story of Jesse returning home from a two-year trip and his parents have planned a surprise party. However, Jesse befriends a young runaway and nothing goes quite as expected in this Christmas comedy about forgiveness, calling and hope.
The community is also invited to Zion’s Soup Supper prior to the performance at 5:30 p.m. in Zion’s Parish Hall at 330 Union Ave.
Free-will offering. For more information call 360-568-2700 or email

“In the Mood”
Sky Performing Arts annual World War II big band production “In the Mood” will return this December
with all-new songs and sketches.
The show recreates what a USO show presented live to the troops on the front lines at the close of the war might have been like.
Performance dates are December 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and December 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. at the Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St. in Monroe.
Tickets are $16 adults; $14 for seniors, students and active military.
Purchase tickets at or at the door. More information about the show is available at

SVIE Holiday Crafts
The Skykomish Valley Indian Education (SVIE) program is holding its 8th annual free holiday “make and take” event and offering family photos with Santa. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1-4 p.m. in the Wagner Center Gym at 639 W. Main Street near downtown Monroe. There is a suggested $10 donation for family photos.
Children can spend the afternoon creating a variety of craft projects for holiday decorating and gift giving.
Proceeds benefit the SVIE parent  organization scholarship fund and also future events.

Pet food drive
Help Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital fill their ambulance with pet food and non-perishable food items for humans. Drop off items at 11308-92nd St. SE, Snohomish until Dec. 31. Items will be delivered to the Snohomish Food Bank.

Everett Vigil Against Gender Violence

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women followed by 16 days of activism which concludes on International Human Rights Day, December 10.

To commemorate this date and to help end violence against women and girls, members of the Zonta Club of Everett will be holding a vigil, Nov. 25 from 10am-2pm in front of J.Matheson Gifts, 2615 Colby Avenue in downtown Everett. Meet local Zonta members and learn more about the ‘Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women’ campaign.

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Spaghetti feed
Windermere Real Estate of Snohomish is hosting their 8th Annual Spaghetti Feed and Auction Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4-8 p.m. to benefit the Snohomish Community Food Bank. There will be live music by Denny Perrigoue. Tickets are $10 and include live entertainment, a delicious spaghetti dinner and dessert!
To purchase tickets or for more information call 360-568-1537. Windermere is located at 731 Second St. in Snohomish.

Holiday Food Drive
The people are Barb’s Auto Licensing will be hosting a food drive from now until Christmas.
Bring in any non-perishable food items Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and say hello. Barb’s Auto Licensing is located off of Second Street in the McDaniel’s Do-It Center parking lot in Snohomish.

Pastor retiring
Pastor Ron Sallee is retiring from Machias Community Church after 32 years. There will be a ‘passing the shepherds staff’ service on Sunday, Dec. 4 at which time the new pastor will begin his ministry at Machias.  Pastor Sallee will introduce the new pastor to the congregation.
Machias Church is affiliated with Village Missions which serves churches in rural communities in the U.S. and Canada.
Machias Community Church is located at 1615 Virginia Street.

Toy Drive
For two decades Sea Mar Community Health has been hosting annual holiday parties for low-income patients and their families.
Your donation of new toys, books, games and arts and craft supplies to go to over 600 children and 350 families in Snohomish county is greatly appreciated now through Dec. 19. Cash donations will be used for toy purchases.
Please deliver new, unwrapped gifts to Sea Mar at 17707 W. Main St. in Monroe. To donate money or ask questions, contact Virginia Sanchez at 360-282-3885 ext. 34088 or email

Open House
J. Matheson’s annual Open House is Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food tastings, product demonstrations, jewelry trunk sale and more! J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen and Gourmet is located at 2615 Colby Ave. in Everett.

Blue Christmas service
Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died. The anguish of broken relationships. The insecurity of unemployment. The weariness of ill health.
The pain of isolation. All of these things can make us feel alone in the holiday season.
We need to know we are not alone.
Snohomish Evangelical Free Church is offering a special “Blue Christmas” service on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Come join and share prayers, scripture and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn and struggle.
Everyone regardless of church background is welcome. The church is at 210 Ave. B. For questions, call 425-238-8482.

Wreath fundraiser
The Snohomish Chalet (Delta Foundation) is offering 24-inch wreaths for $25. The wreaths are made with fresh greens, holly, pinecones and a beautiful bow. The wreaths will be made by chalet staff and family members of the residents and will be available now through Christmas. To order your wreath, contact Jean Reynaud at 360-568-2168.
All proceeds benefit the needs of the residents at the Chalet, improving the lives for people with traumatic brain injuries.

Light Up Monroe festival December 3
Celebrate the winter sea-son and ring in the holidays at Light Up Monroe, the annual Winter Festival in downtown Monroe.
The Winter Festival attractions include:
• Caroling and local musicians singing and playing your favorite traditional songs and music.
• Santa and Mrs. Claus will bring snow from the North Pole with them!
• Carol down to Traveler’s Park at 4:30 p.m. for the annual tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.
• Coffee and hot chocolate with Santa
• Holiday specials and door prizes from Monroe Merchants
• Also look out for a chance to eat breakfast with Santa!

Toy Drive & Spaghetti Feed
The 11th Annual Christmas Auction, Toy Drive and Spaghetti Feed will be December 10 from 2 p.m. until as long as it takes!
Toys and cash donations are being accepted now at Midnight Cry Church, 210 Ave. B in Snohomish until the event.
The big event will be at JR Phinickey’s, 18960 Hwy. 2 in Monroe.
All proceeds will go to the Midnight Cry Church Benevolence Fund and to needy families in the community. For more details visit JR Phinickey’s Facebook page and Midnight Cry Church Facebook page.

Carnivorous Terrarium Workshop
Learn how to create and care for a terrarium with a Sundew - a plant that eats bugs! Each participant will take home a carnivorous terrarium that will amaze friends and family. Dec. 16 from 2-3 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. For ages 11-18. Preregistration required.

“Stuff a Bus” campaign runs through Dec. 11
The annual Stuff a Bus charity drive, benefitting local families supported by Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW), provides another opportunity this year to bring joy in our community.
Toys and nonperishable food items will be collected between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the following locations:
* Fred Meyer, Everett (Murphy’s Corner), 12906 Bothell-Everett Hwy – Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4, and 10-11
* Fred Meyer, Monroe, 18805 SR 2 – Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4 and 10-11
* Fred Meyer, Snohomish, 2801 Bickford Ave. – Dec. 10-11
Last year, the Monroe Fred Meyer location brought in over 5,600 pounds of food, over 200 toys, and $940
in cash donations.

Medicare enrollment event
SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) and Senior Services of Snohomish County will hold a free Medicare enrollment and information event at the Snohomish Library on Thursday, Dec. 1. Volunteer counselors will help you understand your Medicare coverage options for 2017, and compare plans for you. 
Appointments are required. 
Call 425-513-1900 to make an appointment. SHIBA is a free, unbiased service of the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Music4Life in Everett Schools
Music4Life is starting a new program to provide ready-to-play musical instruments to students attending Everett Public Schools.
The nonprofit acquires used musical instruments from adults who no longer need them, has them repaired and then provides them to participating public school districts for use by students who need them.

A Christmas Epic
“A Christmas Epic” is a holiday romp presented by the Snohomish Theater Project that combines the
best Christmas stories in one wild, hilarious evening! It’s Scrooge and a whole lot more!! The story follows Scrooge as he careens through as many Christmas Stories as possible in one hour. The show plays two weekends. Dates and times are Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 2 and 3 and Dec. 9 and 10 at 7:3 p.m. and Sundays Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the former Carnegie Library in Snohomish. Admission is free, but bring a non perishable food item to benefit the Snohomish Food Bank.

Children’s Christmas Charity
Several Snohomish County locations will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.
During National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21, local residents can donate shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or ball, for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
Local collection sites include: Christ the King Church, 825 Ave. D, Snohomish; Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514-84th St. SW, Mukilteo; and New Hope Fellowship, 1012 W. Main St., Monroe. For donation times, please visit

Dental clinic
The Sno-Isle Tech Dental Clinic in Everett will be open from Nov. 3 through March 17.
There are a limited number of openings for reduced cost services. 
For $75 per appointment, clients will receive an exam, cleaning and any necessary x-rays from a licensed dentist.  Cavities diagnosed onsite may be treated in a follow up appointment for an additional $75. 
Make an appointment and help the community in training dental assistants that are juniors and seniors registered in local high schools who attend Sno-Isle for career training.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 425-348-2240.
Dental work is conducted at the Sno-Isle Tech Dental Clinic, 9001 Airport Road in Everett.

Musicians Wanted
For Marysville City Band. Clarinets, Brass, Baritone, Trombone, Bassoon, Alto Sax Players, etc. ALL musicians are welcome to join! The annual fee to join is $40.
Practices are held Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Totem Falls Middle School, 1605 – 7th St., Marysville.
Find more info at Lots of fun! Come join the band!

Hospital Advisory group seeks volunteers
Providence Regional Medical Center’s Patient Family Advisory Council is looking for few new advisors. 
The Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is a group of volunteers who provide input from the patient and family perspective on hospital and clinic committees. Their objective is to promote
patient family centered care,  give input to enhance the overall patient experience, and ensure that the patient and family viewpoint is represented throughout the hospital and clinics. 
The council’s impact is all over the hospital.
To apply, send an email to or visit

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.

Free used medical equipment
If you need a cane, wheelchair, shower seat or similar medical equipment, a free resource is available in Snohomish. A program sponsored by the nonprofit Snohomish Free Evangelical Church offers free medical equipment to the general public and also accepts donations of good used medical equipment.
The program asks people to borrow items and return them when done.
Call 425-238-8482 or 360-420-4464 to make arrangements to either borrow an item or make a donation.

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

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

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.

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.
Their fall and winter schedule is:
Nov. 22, Dec. 6, Dec. 20, Jan. 3, Jan. 17, Jan. 31, and Feb. 14
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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