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Memorial Day Celebration
Everyone is invited to the G.A.R. Cemetery, 8601 Riverview Rd. in Snohomish, on Monday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to noon for the annual Memorial Day Wreath-laying Ceremony. Coffee and donuts will be served at noon. Thank you to the American Legion Post 96 for organizing this year’s event. For more information search VFW Post 921 on Facebook.

Town Hall meeting on opioids and homelessness
The Snohomish Public Safety Commission (PSC) will host a town hall on opioid addiction, homelessness and mental illness on Tuesday, May 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Fire District 4 Harvey Auditorium at 1525 Ave. D in Snohomish.
The health district and task force will give presentations followed by a Q&A session.
Attendees will then separate into small groups for a breakout session. Organizers will ask the public to share about how the issues affect them and give suggestions.

Wine walk
Surround yourself with history and sample delicious regional wines at the Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk on Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. This is a bring your own glass event, or purchase a commemorative glass for $10. Print and bring your Paypal receipt with you to a check in location at John L. Scott, 1001 First Street. Your receipt will serve as your tickets.
Buy tickets at Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. A ticket includes 8 tastes and a $10 voucher for wine purchase.
Regular check in starts at 3:30 p.m. (Wine tasting starts at 4 p.m.)

Relay for Life car show
The June 9 benefit event happens at the Everett Mall at 1402 Southeast Everett Mall Way in Everett. Registration is from 8 - 11 a.m. Judging is 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Trophies will be presented at 3 p.m. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The cost is $20 to register a vehicle. Website:

Cosmic Bingo Night
“Not your Grandma’s Bingo!” Food, bingo, music, games and FUNdraising! Beer, Wine and Cosmic Cocktails available for purchase. All participants are encouraged to be loud, laugh a lot and have fun! Blacklights, fluorescent daubers, music and game shows! Tickets are $20 before June 1; $25 after June 1.
Bingo and dinner are June 8 at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:45 p.m. The Monroe Community Senior Center is at 276 Sky River Parkway. Event sponsor is Providence Medicare Advantage. Visit to reserve seats. Proceeds benefit the center.

Fobes/Swans Trail Reunion
The Annual Fobes/Swans Trail School Reunion and Potluck will be Sunday, June 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at Hill Park on Blackmans Lake in Snohomish (1600 Park Ave.).
For more information, call 425-334-2939.

Flags for Our Fallen 5k
Monroe VFW Post 7511 is excited to host the second annual Flags for Our Fallen, a family-friendly 5-kilometer walk/run event at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, at Lake Tye Park in Monroe. The event includes a welcoming message from Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas, a speech by Monroe VFW Post 7511 member Nick Jacobson, a bagpipe performance and a 5-kilometer run around Lake Tye. For more information or to register, visit the event website

“Pops for Pops” Concert
 The Monroe Concert Band invites you to come celebrate all the dads or “pops” in our community with a special free concert filled with popular music. Come hear medleys from the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and arrangements of songs like “Happy” and “Blue Moon.”  As an added bonus, each audience member will receive one free ticket with the chance to win door prizes donated by the Monroe business community.  Door prizes include a grocery/home store gift card, a free gym membership, and more. This free concert is June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, 17001 Tester Road in Monroe.

Beekeeping class
Snohomish Youth Beekeeping meets the second Monday of each month (except December) for free arts and crafts and a pollinator lesson. Children ages 5 to 18 are invited. Classes are at the Snohomish Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The next class is May 14 at 311 Maple Ave. Please RSVP to with the number of kids attending.

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. This month will feature a quilt showing presentation of Barbara Broadway.
The May meeting is 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!

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.

Line Dancing
In addition to traditional country line dancing, you will learn Latin dances and the waltz. This is a beginning dance class, no partner required. This class is held Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. Free to members, $2 per class for non-members. For more information call 360-794-6359.

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 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 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.

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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