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Shakespeare returns July 28

Jim Scolman photo
A warm crowd enjoyed the Bard’s “As You Like It” presented by Last Leaf Productions on the lawn at Monroe’s Lake Tye Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon, July 14. The performance was directed by Laura Kessler with a cast that included Sarah Rodriguez Glese as Orlando, Caitlin Giman as Rosalind and Scott Maddock as Jacques. The troupe returns to Monroe on July 28 with Shakespeare’s “Henry VIII” at Lake Tye Park at 5 p.m.
The show is free.





Centennial Trail History Day
There will be activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits like screening for artifacts, and a chance to touch historic artifacts at the Machias Trailhead of the Centennial Trail, 1624 Virginia St., Snohomish.
The history day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.
This event is free and open to the public.

Kla Ha Ya Bingo and Breakfast
You are invited to a special Kla Ha Ya Community Breakfast Saturday, July 20 from 7 to 9 a.m. Firefighters will be helping to cook the breakfast!
Pay by donations of $5 for adults and $3 for youth age 10 and under. The menu will include scrambled eggs, pancakes and French toast with raspberry or blueberry toppings, sausage links, coffee or tea and apple juice or orange juice. This special Kla Ha Ya Breakfast will be held at First Street and Avenue A in downtown Snohomish.
Kla Ha Ya Bingo will also be Saturday, July 20 with doors opening at 4 p.m., Early Bird at 5:15 p.m. and regular session starts at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Bingo will be at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-0934.

Free CPR-only class
Fire District 7 offers a schedule of free CPR classes to people 12 and up. You will get a basic certification after completion.
Scheduled classes are held on the first Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. alternating between its station at 163 Village Way, Monroe, and its station at 8010 180 St. SE, Snohomish.
The next free CPR class is Aug. 5 at the Monroe station. Space is limited. Register through www.snofire7.org

Cornstock Festival
This is a three-day line up of music and sideshows on a working tree farm in the Snohomish River Valley on July 19, 20 and 21.
Day passes are $20 and weekend passes are $50 per person. Tickets are online and at gate. On-site camping is included as part of weekend passes on a space-available basis.
The festival will be at 11304 132nd St. SE, Snohomish, off of Short School Road.
For more information, visit www.cornstock.org or email cornstockfest@gmail.com

Nubian Jam
Celebrate Everett’s diversity and enjoy a day of family fun, music and black culture at the 27th annual Nubian Jam on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forest Park Water Playground, 802 E Mukilteo Blvd., Everett.
See live music, entertainment, vendors and grab some food.
For more information, call 425-583-7739.

Summerfest
Bring the whole family to the Evergreen Arboretum. Spend the afternoon listening to music, playing games, making art and exploring the gardens. Family friendly organizations will be represented.
This event is free and will be Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett.

Sky River Rock Festival
“Like-minded people unite! The Spirit of 1968 in a modern setting.” See a lineup of bands, the work of chainsaw artists and beer and food vendors.
This is a family-friendly event. Bring sunscreen, blankets and chairs. Low shade tents are allowed.
The festival will be on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Willis Tucker Park, 6507 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish.
Tickets are $25 for general admittance or $20 each for groups of four or more.
For more information: www.skyriverrockfestival.rocks

Summer pruning class
Learn how to prune the right way from Trevor Cameron, the General Manager of Sunnyside Nursery, at a presentation from the Evergreen Arboretum.
The class will be Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett.
This event is free to arboretum members or $10 for non-members. Join at www.evergreenarboretum.com or day of class. Bring pruners. Meet at the Arboretum entrance.

Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour
Take a self-directed tour of 100+ quilts displayed tastefully in eight spectacular Mukilteo gardens on July 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This winning combination of gardens and quilts blends beautifully and only happens once every two years.
Purchase tickets in advance for $15 online at www.mukilteogardenandquilttour.org or from either Quilting Mayhem, 1011 Second St. in Snohomish or the Mukilteo Ace Hardware, 12680 Mukilteo Speedway.
Tickets increase to $20 once the tour days have begun.

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

Sewing donations
Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors are collecting donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment for their annual Fabric Sale in June. Call Arlene, 425-743-0118 or Julie, 425-835-0391 for additional details.

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.

Making Music with Dementia
This program offered by the Monroe Community 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.

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.
Find the group at www.writerskickstart.com or look for writerskickstart on Facebook.

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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