Taste of the Northwest
Bethany of the Northwest celebrates their 10th Annual “Taste of the Northwest” on Friday, April 17, from 5 - 8:30 p.m. at Xfinity Arena’s Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $25 per person.
There will be great food, live music, plus many Northwest wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be three rounds of a silent auction, and an auction for a trip for two (airfare and accommodations included) to Iceland or Hawaii to directly benefit Bethany of the Northwest.
Bethany serves disabled senior residents with long term care and short-stay rehabilitation with four programs in three Everett locations.
Most of Bethany’s residents are vulnerable, low-income Snohomish County seniors who are disabled.
For more information, call Julie Reymore at 425-551-6340 or go online to www.bethanynw.org
Jetty Island reservations open
Jetty Island will be open July 5 through Sept 7 but city residents or groups of 8 or more may make seat reservations to get on the boats to the Jetty starting Wednesday, April 1.
To make a reservation, call 425-257-8304 anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Fuchsias are colorful perennials especially suited to our climate. They blend well with many different garden styles and color schemes and range from ground covers to trees and climbers. Come learn about fuchsias at this free class April 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd. Please RSVP, 425-257-8597.
The Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field continues its series about the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a talk about German and British air fighter power. Who had better machinery? You may be surprised! A guest speaker will be there
Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. and again Wednesday, April 11 at noon. Standard ticket prices apply to enter the museum.
Rain garden barrel making
Get ready to make rain barrels at a “make it and take it” event sponsored by the city of Everett public works on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m., location to be determined.
To learn how to make a rain barrel, the class costs $40 and covers the cost of the 55-gallon barrel and all parts.
To buy a rain barrel, the city also will have rain barrels for sale for $55 each starting in late April.
For questions, call 425-257-8992.
Bike building classes to begin
It’s here: The spring/summer class schedule is out. Sign up early to get a spot.
Basic Bike Mechanics
This is the perfect class for those wanting to learn how to keep their bicycle on the road. Classes cover: Basic bike care, Flat tire repair, Brake adjustment and pad replacement, Derailleur shifting and adjustments.
Bring your own bike or use one provided, all tools are provided. $35 must be prepaid to secure spot in class. 3 1/2 hour class. Call or come by to register.
Dates: April 8 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Or May 13 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Or June 24 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Advanced Bike Mechanics
This class is for those wanting to get into the heart and soul of their bike. $100 must be prepaid to secure a spot in class. Class is limited to 4 students so sign up early. This is a 12 hour class. Call or come by to register.
Dates: April 15, 22, 29 May 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Or July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, 2525 Broadway, 425-252-6952.
For more information visit www.sharingwheels.org
Tax time fever
The UPS Store will stay open until 10 p.m. April 15 for people to mail their completed tax forms. In addition, they will offer first class postage, certified and return receipt. The store location is 1429 Ave. D. For more information call 360-568-4364.
Avenue D roundabout dedication
The public is invited on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:15 p.m. to join in the dedication of the roundabout improvements at the Avenue D and 15th Street intersection. The newly completed improvements created the first modern roundabout within the city of Snohomish.
Before this project was constructed, this intersection was rated at a failing service level of for traffic delays. Today, the intersection is rated at the best possible level of service.
The intersection’s storm-water runoff is treated naturally through rain gardens. The project also added sidewalk and bicycle improvements. Landscaping is designed to be attractive but also minimize maintenance.
Event visitors are asked to park at the Park and Ride lot located north of the roundabout at 1700 Avenue D, east of Highway 9, which is served by Community Transit. The dedication ceremony will take place at the north portion of the roundabout on the new sidewalk situated near the Park & Ride.
Light refreshments will be served.
CPR/AED/First Aid Classes
Snohomish Fire District No. 4 will be regularly offering
public CPR/AED/First Aid classes on each fourth Saturday of the month through October. The classes begin at 9 a.m., and last approximately four-and-a-half hours.
The first class will be held Saturday, April 25 at Fire District headquarters, 1525 Ave. D in Snohomish..
The class fee is $25 for residents of Fire District No. 4 and $50 for non-residents.
Certifications are good for 2 years and are recognized by L&I and WISHA. This is not a Health Care Provider Level class.
Class size is limited to 14 students, so register early to get a spot.
For more information go to www.snohomishfire.org and click on the “Education” tab.
Volleyball Skills Clinic
Snohomish High School Boosters presents the Spring Volleyball Skills Clinic for grades 4-8 Friday, April 10. Taught by SHS coaches and outstanding SHS Varsity Players, the instruction will be individualized, dynamic and designed to emphasize the important fundamentals. Cost is $50 and includes T-shirt. Mail checks to Bobbi Mellick, Snohomish Volleyball Booster President at 221 SW Lake Roesiger Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290. For more information, 206-427-5616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHS 50-year reunion
If you are from the Snohomish High School Class of 1965, please email your contact information to email@example.com. The reunion will be Aug. 22.
Snohomish Garden Club meeting
The next regular monthly meeting of the Snohomish Garden Club will be held on Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth Street in Snohomish.
The evening’s program will feature gardening expert Nita-Jo Rountree speaking on “Amazing Annuals - Big Bangs for the Bucks.”
$1,000 scholarship available to grads
A $1,000 scholarship is available to a graduate of a high school in either Snohomish or Lake Stevens who is preparing for a career as a teacher.
The applicant must be a junior or senior in an accredited program by the fall of 2015.
Applications are due April 15, 2015.
The scholarship is offered by the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators. Alpha Alpha members are from the Snohomish and Lake Stevens school districts.
For more information, call 360-568-6545 or 425-397-0687.
Maltby summer market opening
The Saturday Summer Market that supports The Maltby Food Bank is opening on April 4 at Flower World in Maltby.
The market started as a way for the food bank clients to sell some things they make or distribute to help themselves, and it has grown from there.
There will be a kids’ coloring contest with prizes, as well as face painting, carnival style games and other activities for kids such as a bouncy house.
The market lets people shop local artists who have everything from jewelry to yard art and one of a kind items. Sample some tasty treats and enjoy a massage. You can even have a custom portrait created and finished before you leave. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday and you will be supporting The Maltby Food Bank.
The market is open
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and its season is from April 4 to June 27, rain or shine. The market is at Flower World, located at 9322 196th St. SE, Snohomish.
Monroe Garden Club meeting
The Monroe Garden Club will meet Monday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St. This meeting is a potluck lunch.
Speaker Jennifer Wirt from Monroe Floral will be teaching about Floral Design.
The public is welcome to attend. For more information
contact club president Jeannette Susor at 360-863-6160.
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 www.monroetoastmasters.com