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Friday blood drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive Friday, Jan. 27 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mill Creek Y, 13723 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish.
To book a time to give blood, visit RedCrossBlood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
People who donate blood at a Red Cross before Jan. 31 will be entered to win a trip for two to the Super Bowl on Feb. 12, airfare included.

Ukrainian art exhibit
The Schack Art Center’s current main gallery exhibit focuses on celebrating the freedom of Ukraine’s people. The art is for sale as a fundraiser for the Ukrainian Association of Washington State to send money to Ukraine to provide mobile incubators for hospitals there.
The exhibit runs through Feb. 18. The Schack is located at 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett.

GroundFrog Day
GroundFrog Day will be Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kla Ya Ha Days mascots Tad and Lil will present. All activities will be at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, 516 Maple Ave.
For more details, see www.snohomishchamber.org/groundfrogday

Everett Philharmonic
The Everett Philharmonic will present “That Magnificent Mozart!,” a nearly two-hour concert, starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett.
Tickets are $35 for platinum sections, $25 for gold sections, $10 for all areas for students with ID or children 18 and younger and free for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.
For tickets, contact info@everettphil.org or 425-585-8975 or go to www.EverettPhil.org/events

Community Breakfast
Enjoy pancakes or French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage links, biscuits and gravy, coffee or tea, and juice. All for only a suggested donation of $7. Sat., Feb. 4 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

Downtown Monroe cleanup
Meet at 10 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 25 by Sharinabean’s at Lewis and Main to help do a general cleanup of downtown Monroe.

Sweetheart Bingo
Valentine’s games and blackouts. Sat., Feb. 4 at Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. Doors open at 4 p.m., Early Bird session at 5:15 p.m., Regular session at 5:30 p.m. Café open.

DVS pop-up shop
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is holding a fundraiser pop-up shop on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hotel Indigo, 1028 13th St, Everett.
All proceeds fund the programs and services DVS offers to clients and their children.
Want to donate items? Contact Lauren at lauren@dvs-snoco.org or 425-259-2827 x 1013

Michael Jackson tribute
A cover artist of Michael Jackson sings and dances his way through an all-ages show at the Historic Everett Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $45 depending on location.
Tickets through yourhet.org or the box office at 425-258-6766
The theater is at 2911 Colby Ave., Everett.

Everett Farmers Market Pop-Up
The Everett Farmers Market will hold a pop-up market Sunday, Feb. 12 inside the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. The market will run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New book
Mary Dessein, previously a longtime resident of Snohomish, has a new book of essays out called “When I Was a Rock Star: Thoughts on Being Present in the World.” A couple of the essays discuss Snohomish history. The book is available on Amazon and at Moonraker Books in Langley.
Dessein describes that “the book is a collection of essays on a spectrum of subjects: goats, Snohomish, dreams, dying, incarcerated kids, and some folktales.”

Gold, Gem and Mineral Show
Washington Prospectors’ annual Gold, Gem and Mineral Show will be Feb. 18-19 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Learn where to find gold and how to get it; purchase gold, silver, gems and jewelry; raffles and door prizes.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 admission, free for those age 13 and younger. For more information visit www.washingtonprospectors.org

Countywide scout day
Calling all scout groups!
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue (SRFR) will host a Scout Day at Station 81, 12409 21st St. NE, Lake Stevens on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be one of three countywide scout open houses offered in 2023. There will be about 11 booths, tailored to meet the requirements of various scout patches. Come meet your SRFR firefighters, and representatives from SNO911, Gibby Home Fire, and Red Cross, as they cover topics like water safety, firefighter careers, basic first aid, disaster preparedness, wildland fire, home escape planning and knot tying.
To register, go to www.tinyurl.com/scoutconvention

Kids cooking contest
The Snohomish School District holds an annual cooking contest for fourth through sixth graders, and is taking recipes through Feb. 10. Send in yours at www.sno.wednet.edu/cookingcontest

Afterschool fun
Drop into the Evergreen Branch library in Everett each Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. to play video and board games, make crafts, hang with friends, and share snacks. For ages 9-18. The library is at 9512 Evergreen Way.

Wednesday Bingo
Bugu Brewing of Monroe does “music bingo” every Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. The music theme of the night varies each week. No cost to play, and open to all ages.
The microbrewery is in the Kelsey Place plaza at 14751 North Kelsey St. in building No. 107. Questions, call 360- 243-3364.

Grief recovery
GRASP, Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing, was created to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding for families who have had a loved one die through substance use. This is a peer-led group. The local GRASP group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m at the Marysville library room, 6120 Grove St, Marysville. For more information please contact Cathy 425-344-3520.

Mobility transportation
The Monroe Community Senior Center offers transportation every Thursday. They will pick you up in Monroe and take you shopping, to the Senior Center, to your physician – you name it and they will take you there – as long as your destination is in Monroe. Call 360-794-6359.

Everett Poetry Night
The weekly public spoken word event (with occasional features) is each Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.at Sisters Restaurant, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett, Signups are on site.

Seed library
The Everett Public Library has introduced a seed library. Borrow seeds to spread. It’s on the second floor of the Main Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

TaxAide volunteers sought
The AARP TaxAide program seeks volunteers. While many volunteers prepare free tax returns, they also need greeters and appointment-scheduling volunteers. No previous tax preparation experience is required. Volunteers should enjoy working with people and feel comfortable using a computer. Tax counselors must complete a training and testing program which takes place in December and January. Volunteers are asked to work six hours per week during tax season from Feb. 1 to April 15. Assist the public with their tax returns and work with a great group of volunteers. If you are interested or have questions, contact Gordon Alexander at gja52@hotmail.com

MedShed calls for equipment donors
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheelchairs, rolling or front wheel walkers, canes, raised toilet seats, pull-ups of all sizes (unopened), shower chairs and bedside commodes.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MedShed is located at 210 Ave. B, in the parking lot of the Snohomish Evangelical Church. 425-238-8482.

Food bank volunteers needed
Sky Valley Food Bank is looking for volunteers for Monday through Friday. Many opportunities include distribution help, selecting and packing boxes for homebound seniors, warehouse help and quality control. Most are morning shifts, but they do have afternoon/evening shifts on Tuesdays. If you want to help, please visit www.svfoodbank.org and fill out an application.

Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Support group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.
It is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, but is open to anyone caring for someone living with any form of dementia whether it is a spouse, parent, etc. Learning how to navigate the difficult journey of dementia can be a challenge, but knowing you are not alone and maybe learning from other’s experiences can be so beneficial. For more information, contact Megan Maples, Support Group Facilitator, 425-501-6444 or email megantm@comcast.net.

Chair Massage
Chair massage is available on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 15 minute massages are $15 Members/ $18 Non-Members. Sign up for a relaxing appointment at the front desk; drop-ins are accepted based on availability.

Free mental health counseling for 60+

Therapy counselor Steve Harper, of Monroe Counseling is offering free 30-minute in-person therapy sessions for individuals age 60 and older at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe.
The center’s number is 360-794-6359. The number of appointment slots is limited.

Open Mic
The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater holds Open Mic nights on Fridays. Sign up on Fridays from 6:30-7:15 p.m.; showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 general, $3 for performers. All content must be family-friendly.
The Theater is located at 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-9412.

Party bridge
Party bridge is available every Tuesday starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. in Mukilteo. This is free and there is plenty of parking. No partner required. For more information call 425-263-8180 or George at 425-422-7936.

Food bank volunteers needed
Sky Valley Food Bank is looking for volunteers for Monday through Friday. Many opportunities include distribution help, selecting and packing boxes for homebound seniors, warehouse help and quality control. Most are morning shifts, but they do have afternoon/evening shifts on Tuesdays. If you want to help, please visit www.svfoodbank.org and fill out an application.

Ballroom dancing
Enjoy ballroom dancing every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. in Everett.
Music by Bob’s Dance Band. Admission is $7 (or $10 when bartender is present). For ages 21+, partners not necessary. Masks might be required, and were required prior to March 2022.
For more information, 425-252-0291 or www.sonsofnorway.com

Do you need a ride?
Are you 60+ and need a ride? The Monroe Community Senior Center offers transportation every Thursday. They will pick you up in Monroe and take you shopping, to the Senior Center, to your physician – you name it – as long as your destination is in Monroe! Please call 360-794-6359 to find out more about this fabulous service! This service is partially funded by a grant from the City of Monroe.

USO Military Seats of Honor program
The USO Military Seats of Honor program provides local active-duty military and dependents with two free tickets to the Everett Historic Theatre plus a dinner for two at one of Everett’s finest restaurants, a $25 concessions card for the theatre, and a $25 gift certificate for the Funko store.
Tickets are distributed via the Historic Everett Theatre’s website www.yourhistorictheatre.org and social media. Recipients will be chosen randomly from entries received. Military ID must be shown at the box office on show night to claim tickets
If you would like to contribute to this program to thank local military families for their dedication, service and sacrifice, you can make a tax-deductible donation by visiting www.yourhistorictheatre.org.

Life jacket loaner program
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue participates in a Life Jacket Loaner program. If you need to borrow a life jacket for a day or the weekend, visit Fire Station 31, 163 Village Court in Monroe, to get fitted and check one out for free.

You are not alone. Need to talk?
The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255, or text GO to 741741 to connect with someone. Free.

Islamic Resources by Mail
Islamic Resources by Mail is an Everett-based resource and referral system.  You can call on most afternoons  and evenings and receive help with resources at no cost. The number is 425-355-4608. Help is available for residents, community participants, supporters, visitors to find sometimes emergency information available to all at no cost. It’s a free service and all can just call in. There is an Islamic Network where all of your questions will be answered. You will receive a referral. 
Frequently someone will call to ask about the location of the Islamic Center or Mosque, what to wear on your first visit, or others would like to find Islamic Schools or day care centers. 
Whether it’s food, clothing, shelter, gas cards, charity, Someone will answer your call and you will be directed to assistance.

Emergency dental referral help line
A nonprofit affiliated with Delta Dental, a benefits provider firm, is using its free dental referral service called DentistLink to connect people.
People needing assistance can call or text DentistLink at 1-844-888-5465 to get the referral process started at no cost.
DentistLink is a service focused on people who have Apple Health (Medicaid) or do not have insurance.

Foster parents needed
Is foster parenting for you? Do you have questions about becoming a foster parent? Are you currently a relative caregiver for a foster child? Please email jill-mutcheson@olivecrest.org for more information or go to their website, www.olivecrest.org

Immigration resource
The Everett Community Resource Center presents free immigration consultations. Support is available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Hindi and Russian. For more information, email everett@lcsnw.org or call 425-355-6005.

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 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 St. or 360-568-0934.

  

 


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