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Fight hunger with the CROP walk
The annual CROP Hunger Walk starts at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave. around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.”
Activities include live music, raffle prizes, food, a costume contest, and the Seahawks game will be on the big screen. Visit crophungerwalk.org for more information.
Last year’s walk in Snohomish raised $14,750 with 25 percent going to Snohomish Community Kitchen, which feeds 100 people, twice per week.
The remaining 75 percent supports the national and global reach by Church World Service, to provide refugee assistance in more than 30 countries.

Climate change: what can be done?
The Zonta Club of Everett has invited speaker Sara Papanikolaou, member of the Snohomish County Climate Alliance, to talk about climate change, its effects and what can be done about it. Papanikolaou is the cofounder of 350 Eastside, with a goal of building a climate justice movement.
The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Citrine Health, 2940 West Marine View Dr., Everett.

Tree talk in Everett on Sept. 21
Robert Fincham, who founded the American Conifer Society, will give a lecture on Dwarf Conifers from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. at the Evergreen Arboretum. Meet in the Horticultural Classroom 105 of  Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett. Admission is free to members and $10 to nonmembers. Seating is limited, so RSVP to 425-257-8597. 

Luau for dogs, cats in Snohomish
The Bow Wow Meow Luau is noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Bridges Pets, 2929 Bickford Avenue, where dogs and cats will be waiting for new homes. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Pawsitive Alliance.
Meet pets from the Humane Society of Skagit Valley, Greyhound Pets Inc., Forgotten Dogs, and Little Paws 4 Rescue. 
Adopters will receive goodie bags packed with information, coupons, as well as Petcurean pet foods. Raffles will be held every hour.
Information on the event or volunteering opporutnities is at pawsitivealliance.org

Healthy homes, healthy waters
The City of Snohomish is holding a free water oriented Environmental Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Snohomish Farmers Market, 105 Cedar Avenue.
This event will include community oriented, family friendly, hands-on activities. The city as well as several local nonprofits are providing games, arts and crafts.
Learn about safe, non-toxic cleaners for the home, natural and organic yard care products and processes, proper disposal of pet waste, water quality testing, volunteer opportunities, and how to maintain and wash cars without affecting local water quality.
The event is sponsored by the City of Snohomish, ECOSS, Puget Sound Starts Here and Washington State Department of Ecology. Call 206-767-0432 ext. 1004 for more information.

Conductorless concert is Sept. 29
The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra, Everett’s “conductorless orchestra,” performs starting at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. Everett. Tickets are $20 for general admission.
Reduced admission of $15 is offered to seniors 65 and older as well as students. Cash and checks are accepted at the door, on concert day. Or pay ahead online at
brownpapertickets.com/event/4244918.
The program includes the following:
• An opening concert by Fred Chu, Artistic Director;
• “Humorous Bagatelles, Opus 11 for Winds,” by Carl Neilsen;
• “Four Temperaments for Piano and Strings” by Paul Hindemith with Harumi Makiyama on piano;
• “Argentine Encores for Winds” by Silvia Coricelli;
• “Sinfonia No. 31 Op. 294 for Strings” by Alan Hovhaness.
To request an outreach concert at your school or to become a sponsor, email johull52@gmail.com or call 425-743-0255.

Hands only CPR class is Sept. 30
A Citizen’s CPR class teaching a compression only method is scheduled in three sessions on Monday Sept. 30.
Classes are scheduled for 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Edmonds Community College, 20200 68th Avenue West, Lynnwood. The classes are held in Woodway Hall 202. CPR students can choose one 45-minute time-slot.
CPR can save the life or prevent circulatory damage during a heart attack, in the wait for emergency personell to arrive.
Register by visiting Red Cross website: www.cvent.com/d/7yqv55 or by calling 425-740-2323.

Beer, brats, music at EASC event
The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County is holding its Blues, Brats and Brews event from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Rd., Snohomish. Enjoy traditional bratwursts and brews and network with local businesses.
The event is open to 21-plus as there is a no-host bar onsite: $5 admission for attendees.
Nonprofits, investors, and exhibitors pay up to $100. For more information, contact Lee Perry at LPerry@ArenaSports.net

Climate change: what can be done?
The Zonta Club of Everett has invited speaker Sara Papanikolaou, member of the Snohomish County Climate Alliance, to talk about climate change, its effects and what can be done about it.
Papanikolaou is the cofounder of 350 Eastside, with a goal of building a climate justice movement.
The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Citrine Health, 2940 West Marine View Dr., Everett.
Stitch by stitch for Cocoon House
Snohomish County Clothing and Textiles Advisors will be sewing backpacks for Cocoon House in Everett from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Sew Thoughtful! event, at the Cedar Valley Grange 20526 52nd W., Lynnwood.
The handy, light-weight bags are easily slipped over the shoulders to carry personal possessions.
Cocoon House is dedicated to helping at-risk or homeless youth. Kits will be provided. Those interested in sewing backpacks are asked to bring their sewing machines, regular sewing equipment and dark colored construction thread, as well as a brown bag lunch and beverage. For more information contact Julie.sevald@wsu.edu

Share info about diabetes
Volunteer to help provide American Diabetes Association information at the Monroe Walmart store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. “It could save a life!”
The Snohomish Lions is assisting. Volunteer by contacting Lion Janelle Simms at JSimms@diabetes.org, by Sept. 14.

GriefShare group helps with loss
GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one is scheduled for Monday evenings at Snohomish Community Church beginning Sept. 9.
GriefShare videos feature nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” The free 13-week session is planned for Monday nights 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Family Center at Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd. in Snohomish. There is a $10 material fee.
For more information, call the church office at 425-334-9181 or griefshare.org

Life jacket loaner program
Fire District 7 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.

Senior Dances
Senior Dances are held Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes St. in Everett. Bob’s Dance Band provides the live music. No partner needed. Admission is $7. For more information, 425-252-0291.

Attention farmers
The Snohomish Conservation District is seeking farmers who are interested in having 30-40 volunteers come out to their property to glean fruits or vegetables which will go to the Snohomish Community food banks.
Volunteers will glean what is not able to be completely collected by larger farm equipment used in harvesting. The District will handle all of the volunteer recruitment and management — all they need is you!
If you’re interested or have questions, contact Joe Crumbley at jcrumbley@snohomishcd.org or 425-377-7028.

Gleaning
Join in to pick unwanted fruit and vegetables with Project Harvest to increase access to nutritious food for people who are food-insecure.
Project Harvest and Snohomish Conservation District will be hosting several gleaning events at local farms throughout the summer. Sign up for the mailing list to stay in the loop for upcoming events and workshops at www.snohomishcd.org/lawns-to-lettuce

Sew Thoughtful
Help sew quilts for children who are at Mary’s Place in Everett and the Everett Women’s Shelter.
The Snohomish Clothing and Textiles Advisors are collecting quilts, and will hold a get-together to sew on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 Cedar Valley Ave W. in Lynnwood.
Bring your sewing machine, regular sewing equipment and a few basic colors of construction thread. Bring your own brown bag lunch and beverage.

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

Host an exchange student
The ASSE Student Exchange Program, a nonprofit, public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet Republics. Host families provide room, board and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home. Couples, single parents and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to apply.Exchange students arrive shortly before the 2019-2020 school year and each student is fully insured, has personal spending money and expects to bear their share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. For more information, go to www.ASSEhosts.com, email asseusawest@asse.com or call 800-733-2773.

Dance Lessons
Come alone or bring a friend or partner! Beginner square dance lessons are at the Horseshoe Grange, 16424 Broadway Ave. in Snohomish. Lessons run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The first lesson is free, afterward, lessons are $7 each. The lessons are set up in two 10-week sessions that consist of two hours of dancing and instruction each Tuesday evening. All dancers are requested to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Ages 12 and up welcome.
For more information, visit www.squarecrows.org/lesson-information.

Immigration resource
The Everett Community Resource Center presents free immigration consultations at 215 W. Mukilteo Boulevard in Everett. Consultations are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Support is available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Hindi and Russian. For more information, email everett@lcsnw.org or call 425-355-6005.

Medical equipment needed
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheel chairs, transport chairs, rolling or front wheel walkers, shower chairs and bedside commodes. MedShed hours are 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. For more information call 425-238-8482.

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 www.snohomishefc.com, 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, 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 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 Monroe Community 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.

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.

Story time with Simon
Uppercase Bookshop, 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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