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Illusionist
Enjoy rare and original illusions from around the world with award-winning magic. Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. in Everett. For tickets visit www.historiceveretttheatre.org.
Also, Blue Oyster Cult will perform at the Historic Everett Theatre on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. with special guest Medicine Hat.

Everybody’s Closet
Everybody’s Closet, offering gently used clothing free of charge, will be open to the public Saturday, Jan. 21 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. There will be clothing available for men, women and children. Refreshments will be provided by Grandview Village. For more information call 425-257-8780.

Haggen Coat Drive
In collaboration with the Opportunity Council and other partners, Haggen is accepting new or gently-used winter coats, rain coats, gloves, hats, scarves and sweaters of all sizes from Jan. 18 to Jan. 31 in donation bins at all 15 of its stores. The items collected will be distributed regionally.

Sew Thoughtful
If you are an experienced sewer, please join the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 to 2 p.m. for our Sew Thoughtful project.  This month’s project is pajamas for children 12 years and younger who are cared for at Safe Place, a temporary foster care facility in Everett.  The group meets at McCollum Park, 600 128th Street S.E., Everett in the Evergreen Room behind the WSU Extension Office. Bring a sewing machine, sewing tools, an assortment of colors of construction thread and your lunch. For more information, contact Arlene at 425-743-0118 or afharris@juno.com.

Chili Bowl
The East County Senior Center will host its 1st annual Chili Bowl Jan. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Come sample a variety of chili and vote for your favorite! Many local businesses will be competing. Cost is $1 or one can of food per vote. The center is located at 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. For questions, call 360-794-6359.

An Evening with Bob Heirman
Enjoy an entertaining evening with Bob Heirman for readings, musings and slides of times gone by Feb. 21. Cost is $15 and includes dinner and dessert.
Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program begins at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets by Feb. 17 by calling 360-568-0934 or visiting the Snohomish Senior Center at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

Plant Sale
Snohomish Conservation District’s annual Plant Sale
is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. You won’t want to miss out so make sure to note this on your calendar. Pre-orders close Jan. 31. To pre-order, visit www.theplantsale.org

Later Animal Shelter hours
The Everett Animal Shelter’s daily hours will begin at 11 a.m. instead of 10 a.m.
The shelter will still remain open until 5 p.m., and will serve the public seven days a week, excluding holidays.

Soroptimist meeting
Soroptimist International of Everett is a dynamic group of women who care about making the world a better place for women and girls. Meetings are every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Xfinity Arena.
The next program meeting will be Jan. 25 to educate us about Days For Girls International. It is about empowering women and girls around the globe providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. If you would like to attend, please call Rebecca Brayton, Merrill Lynch, 425 259-8367; the cost of lunch is $15.

Volunteers needed
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 saubert@voaww.org for more information or visit voaww.org/projectharvest

Wood Street closed
The city of Snohomish reports that on Sunday, Nov. 27, a water main broke on Wood Street near Cypress Avenue. The break caused erosion of soil from under the road surface and guard rail, and down into Pilchuck Park.
Wood Street will be closed to traffic at a minimum through most of December. Staff met with Snohomish PUD which has a power pole in the slide area; it will be relocated. City engineering is arranging an investigation by a geotechnical firm to provide recommendations for re-construction of the road bed and hillside.

Audobon speaker
The Pilchuck Audubon Society’s January meeting will discuss the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s “Wild Future Initiative” involving getting public input. The meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at the Everett Firefighter’s Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave. in Everett. This event is free to the public.

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 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.

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 eowens@snohomishcenter.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.
Their winter schedule is:
Jan. 17, Jan. 31, and Feb. 14
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.

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 www.monroetoastmasters.com

 

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