Taste of the
Bethany’s 12th annual Taste of the Northwest will be Friday, April 21 from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Xfinity Arena Grand Ballroom, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett.
The event will feature samplings from Northwest wineries, distilleries and non-alcoholic beverages; large silent auction; live music; wine pull; and raffle trip for two for a 7-day Caribbean Cruise. Tickets are $25. For more information or tickets, call Julie Reymore at 425-551-6340.
Healthy Kids Day
YMCA of Snohomish County invites families to Healthy Kids Day. On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the YMCA of Snohomish County is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Events will take place at all six YMCA of Snohomish County branch locations, including the Everett Y at
2720 Rockefeller Ave. (425-258-9211), the Monroe/Sky Valley Y at 14033 Fryelands Blvd. (360-805-1879), the Mukilteo Family Y at 10601 47th Place W. (425-493-9622) and the Mill Creek Y, at 13723 Puget Park Drive (425-337-0123).
For more information visit www.ymca-snoco.org/hkd
Free kid’s fishing derby at Lake Tye
On Sunday, April 23, the Sky Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be presenting a free kid’s trout fishing day at Lake Tye Park in Monroe off of Fryelands Blvd.
Children 12 years old and under can fish for free from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be lots of fun prizes. Bring your own fishing gear or there will be fishing gear available for use during the event. There will be an adult fishing derby from 2 to 5 p.m. with a cash prize of $250 for biggest fish and a bonus prize of $500 for anyone who catches a special “tagged” fish. Entry fee for the adults derby is $10.
Earth Day walk
Join millions of people throughout the world in a celebration of Earth Day for a walk in Historic Downtown Snohomish. Meet your community and welcome good folks to this local celebration. As the Hopi elders said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Share your thoughts, a poem, positive messages about the environment and the
Walk through Historic Snohomish, starting at 1 p.m. at Angel Arms Works, 230 Ave. B, and meet others at the Riverfront deck at First and Ave. B for inspirational words of wisdom.
This event is open and free to the public.
For questions, call Karen Guzak at 360-568-1000 or Lya Badgley at 360-348-7059.
Monroe Spring Cleanup
The City of Monroe, in partnership with Republic Services, is hosting the annual spring clean-up event on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Road.
To participate, you must be a garbage customer within Monroe city limits. An event flyer will be included with your April utility bill. This form must be presented on the day of event as proof of residency. Items which will be accepted include regular household garbage, furniture and scrap metal and more. Hazardous waste, yard waste, construction debris, roofing materials, tires will not be accepted. Check the flyer for a complete list of what can and cannot be accepted at this event.
For more information call Republic Services at 1-800-942-5965.
Strawberry Festival 2017 Talent Search
Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show is looking for talent for the 2017 auditions to be held Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marysville Pilchuck High School auditorium. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 5. The Talent Show will be held Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at MPHS auditorium.
Looking for all ages, solo, or group in Vocal, Dance, Comedy, Bands, Pianist, etc. Go to www.Maryfest.org and fill out application, download it and send to Marcy, the director.
Call 360-653-6584 if you have any questions.
The Artisans Mercantile will be putting on an author event in celebration of Indie Bookstore Day on April 29 from 1 – 4 p.m.
The guest list includes Mike Rizzo, author of Washington Beer and the host of the Northwest Brew Talk, Teresa Nordheim author of Murder & Mayhem in Seattle, Deb Cuyle, author of Haunted Snohomish, and John Lawton, author of North Western Journeys.
The Artisans Mercantile is at 117 Glen Ave. in Snohomish.
The beloved tale “The Wizard of Oz,” in which a Kansas farmgirl travels over the rainbow, will be put on stage by the The Glacier Peak High
School Theatre Club with six different performances.
The playtimes are Friday, April 21 from 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.; Friday, April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, April 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, and $10 for students, children and seniors.
Available tickets may be purchased at the box office one hour prior to the show or bought online at www.brownpapertickets.com
Performances will be at the Glacier Peak Performing Arts Center, 7401 144th Pl SE in Snohomish. For questions,
call Janet at 425-320-7310 or email email@example.com
The Spring Fling Flea Market will be April 29 at South Lake Stevens Grange, 2109-103rd Ave. SE (near Tom Thumb), from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendor spaces available for $10. Call Ann at 425-319-2933.
You are invited to a fun day of shopping and exploring products and services offered to you by local Snohomish County Vendors at the first annual Business Expo Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Snohomish Soccer Dome, 511 Maple Ave., Snohomish. There will be balloons, music, free drawings, face painting for the kids, snack bar and free admission.
For more information call Gloria or Pablo at 360-568-6812 (between 4-9 p.m.)
Kids Bike Swap work parties
The 2017 Kids Bike Swap will be June 18 and your help is needed in getting kids bikes repaired. No experience is needed. All abilities are welcome, there will be tasks for every level.
Work party dates: Thursday, April 20 from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 from 6-9 p.m. ; Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, June 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ; and Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 p.m.
Work parties are at 2531 Broadway Ave. in Everett. Door and parking are in the back of the Broadway Mall. For more information call 425-252-6952.
Monroe Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior or a college student pursuing a career in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include forestry, botany, landscaping, floral design, etc. Applicants must reside in or within approximately 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is May 1. For more information or to request an application packet, call 360-217-8417.
Meet children’s book author Leonard W. Lambert Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Uppercase Book Shop, 1010 Second St. in Snohomish. Lambert will be signing and reading from his book, “The Fish Who Could Fly - A Tale of Self Discovery.”
Free Museum nights
The Imagine Children’s Museum offers free admission the third Friday of every month from 5:30-9 p.m. The next free night is April 21. The Museum is located at 1502 Wall St. in Everett.
People’s Climate March
Local Chapter of 350.org is organizing a People’s Climate March in Everett on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the 10th Street Boat launch off of West Marine View Drive (north of Lombardi’s Restaurant), and march up the hill to Legion Park, approximately 1.5 miles. At either end will be inspirational speakers and information about climate change issues. Bring your signs and your friends. Car pools encouraged.
Monroe Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior or a college student pursuing a career in horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include forestry, botany, landscaping, floral design, etc. Applicants must reside in or within approximately 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is May 1. For more information or to request an application packet, call 360-217-8417.
Benefits of water
The Health Spot is offering a free health education seminar, “Life Changing Water Science Demonstration”, Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn how water can help with weight loss, healing, stress and anti-aging.
The Health Spot is located at 417 Maple Ave. in Snohomish.
Come for family fun on Earth Day at Evergreen Arboretum at Legion Memorial Park, 144 W. Marine View Drive in Everett. Help plant native plants in the Native Plant Walk April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. As a thank you, you’ll receive a native plant to take home. Tools will be provided, all ages welcome.
Meet at the front entrance. Limited to 25 people, RSVP at 425-257-8597.
Rain barrel sale
Purchase a premade rain barrel at a one-day event. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29 at the Everett Public Works center, 3200 Cedar Street. Barrels are $55 each, pay by cash or check. Each 55-gallon barrel includes a spigot, an overflow, and a double screen on top to keep out debris. You do not need to register, just show up on day of sale.
The Snohomish Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The sale will take place at The Farm at Swan’s Trail, just west of the town of Snohomish, at 7301 Rivershore Road.
For more information about the garden club, visit www.snohomishgardenclub.com
Sky Performing Arts presents a rousing spring production
of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”
This well-loved musical is set on the plains of the
Midwest in 1907, at the time Oklahoma was becoming a new state. The musical includes a barn dance, young love, favorite songs and great characters. Community theatre group plus ballet dancers, and square dancers and a caller from Fern Bluff Squares are part of the cast.
Showtimes are May 5, 6, 11,12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and May 6, 13, and 14 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $16 General, or $14 Senior, Student, Active Military
“Oklahoma!” will be performed at the Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main Street in Monroe. For more information, call 360-863-1663 or visit www.skyperformingarts.org
The Everett High School drama club will be performing “The Little Mermaid” April 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and an afternoon show April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2416 Colby Ave.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students with ASB card, seniors, and ages 10 and under.
The Kings of Mongrel Folk
Wry humor, virtuoso harmonica, soulful blues, hot pickin’ and sweet country vocals come as Orville Johnson and Mark Graham combine forces as the Kings of Mongrel Folk.
Harmonica man Graham’s sardonic skewering of contemporary life, in such songs as “I Can See Your Aura and It’s Ugly,” have been cult classics for years. Johnson’s voice has seasoned more than 200 recordings.
Performance will be April 23 at 4 p.m. at the Thumbnail Theater, 1211-4th St. in Snohomish. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call 360-568-9412.
Snohomish Garden Club Meeting
The next regular monthly meeting of the Snohomish Garden Club will be held on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth Street in Snohomish. The evening’s program will feature speaker Suzanne Tabert, bioregional herbalist, who will lecture about common herbs that not only bring beauty and pollinators to our gardens, but are antimicrobial and antifungal as well. Folklore, medicine, care and feeding of these herbs will be discussed with information of how they can easily be added to your garden to build your herbal apothecary.
For more information about the Snohomish Garden Club, visit www.snohomishgardenclub.com
The Clearview-Maltby Market opened April 1 at the Clearview Professional Plaza, 18122 Hwy 9 Snohomish, just south of 180th Street SE.
The market will be open every Saturday from April through May from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. There are games for kids, bounce house, raffles and entertainment.
The market is a fundraiser for Beck’s Place, www.becksplace.org. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Philharmonic Listener’s Choice
The Everett Philharmonic presents Listener’s Choice showcasing artwork by regional artists on Sunday, April 30 from 3-5 p.m. at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. in Everett. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and active military, $10 students with ID, and children 12 and under are admitted free with adult. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.everettphil.org
Danny O’Keefe in concert
In the 1970’s, Danny O’Keefe put out a string of albums that cemented his reputation as being among the best songwriters of his generation. O’Keefe returns to Thumbnail Theater April 22 at 7:30 p.m. with music from his new album Home.
O’Keefe’s songs have been recorded by a Who’s Who of artists over the last thirty plus years: Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Buffet, Bonnie Raitt and many more.
Michael McDonald, who co-wrote a song on “Light Leaves the West,” describes O’Keefe’s affinity for folk, country, jazz and more here: “Danny O’Keefe takes his rightful place in that ingenious and enigmatic tradition of unfettered poetic American song writing. (He writes) the kind of songs that ring with that sense of being classic and enduring, always having much to tell us lyrically. Working with Danny for me is a source of great pride because I truly think of him as one of the greats.”
Performance will be April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thumbnail Theater, 1211-4th St. in Snohomish. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call 360-568-9412.
Kids Bike Swap work parties
The 2017 Kids Bike Swap date has been set for June 18 and your help is needed in getting kids bikes repaired for the big event. Get greasy practicing your mechanic skills or simply cleaning and primping kids bikes for the 15th Annual Kids Bike Swap. No experience is needed – just bring some family or friends along to make it even more fun doing good for kids and the community. All abilities are welcome, there will be tasks for every level.
Work party dates: Thursday, April 6 from 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, April 16 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Thursday, April 20 from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 from 6-9 p.m. ; Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, June 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, June 11from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ; and Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 p.m.
Come and help out and make the 2017 Kids Bike Swap the best year yet!
All work parties are at the shop, 2531 Broadway Ave. in Everett. Door and parking are in the back of the Broadway Mall building. For more information call 425-252-6952.
Zion Lutheran Church open house
Zion Lutheran Church is celebrating it 125th anniversary with a special church service followed by an open house and ice cream social. The special events are Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m.
Zion Lutheran is a historic church built in 1892. It is located at 329 Avenue A in Snohomish.
Garden plots available
Registration has opened to have a garden plot at the Garden of Hope at the Church of the Nazarene, 1017 13th St. in Snohomish.
There will also be a garden work day on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 11 a.m. The project will be to raise 10 rain barrels off the ground.
For more information, call Joni at 206-992-6458 or email her at email@example.com
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.
The Monroe Concert Band is looking to fill positions for trombone, oboe, bassoon and percussion players. No auditions required for those with high school level experience. The Concert Band plays a variety of music including classical marches, rock n’ roll and movie-themed music. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Harvest of Snohomish County creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank. Volunteers are needed for the 2017 season. Please contact email@example.com for more information or visit voaww.org/projectharvest
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 www.facebook.com/marysville.cityband. Lots of fun! Come join the band!
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 direct web page file for the registration form is www.sno.wednet.edu/files/3214/6602/3682/Kla-Ha-Ya_Club_Registration.pdf
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.writerskickstart.com 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.
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