Harvest festival at the cemetery
Come to the Evergreen Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. for a day of fun! There will be a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, bouncy house and refreshments.
The cemetery is located at 4504 Broadway.
Show off your Halloween costume and exercise with splashy indoor fun. Enjoy some not-too-scary hijinks as you play games for prizes, swim and sample festive refreshments.
Please bring a generous canned food donation for the Volunteers of America Food Bank or pay admission to boost the Park Scholarship Fund.
This event will be Friday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is for ages 3-15. Forest Park Swim Center, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.
City logo contest deadline looms
The deadline to submit a logo for the city of Everett is Friday, Oct. 17. The winner gets $5,000. See contest rules and how to submit at www.everettwa.gov
Get your garden ready for winter
What should you do this fall in order to get your garden ready for winter? Learn which perennials to cut back, how to mulch the garden beds and which plants should be dug up. Class is limited to 25 people. RSVP: 425-257-8597. Class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd. Meet at entrance.
Idea to Launch?
Turn your dream of self-employment into a reality with Idea to Launch.
This SEAP eligible program provides you with simple solutions and strategies to help you plan, design, and launch a sustainable business. In-person workshops are supported with on-demand e-learning to support the successful launch of your new venture. Distance, and in-person, business coaching support your entrepreneurial process.
The class will be at GROW Washington’s Everett location, 3013 Colby Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Oct 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 12, 19. For more details go to www.growwashington.biz/classes
Plan to Grow class
In this hands-on small business workshop series you will gain marketing strategies and tools to successfully grow your business, attract and retain satisfied customers, and promote awareness of your products. Take away a Market Launch Plan, Social Media Marketing Calendar, and more!
The class will be at GROW Washington’s Everett location, 3013 Colby Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 12, 19. For more details go to www.growwashington.biz/classes
Green Party meetings
The Snohomish County Green Party meets the second Tuesday and fourth Sunday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Firewheel Community Coffeehouse, 2727 Colby Ave. Everyone is welcome.
Kids Christmas bike work parties
Once again Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will be giving refurbished kids bikes to Christmas House. Last year they gave 74 bikes and today they have 103 bikes waiting to be worked on.
Christmas House is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization that allows qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant – 18 yrs old. In 2013 they provided more than 50,000 gifts to over 9,000 children from 3,000 families.
You can find out more at http://www.christmas-house.org. All mechanical abilities are welcome. Seasoned mechanics and cleaner-uppers are needed. Food will be provided by the shop.
Work Party Schedule:
Wednesdays Oct. 15 through Dec. 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 2, 10 a.m to
Saturday Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to
Saturday Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to
Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop is located at 2525 Broadway Ave. For more information call 425-252-6952 or visit www.sharingwheels.org
Get a haircut to support the Lymphoma Society -- the annual Cut-A-Thon is Oct. 20 from 2-6 p.m. at Red Strand Salon, 275 Cypress Ave. (formerly Tom Walker’s Hair Salon).
This is the 4th year for this event and it has been a huge success each year. The first year we did the event our stylist Jodene Walker( Tom’s wife) and longtime community member was present to be a part of the event, although she was undergoing treatment from Lymphoma. She unfortunately did not make it to the next years event as she passed away in March of 2012. The salon has continued the event each year in her honor and plan to as long as we can.
For any questions, call the salon at 360-568-9313.
BrewFest Oct. 24-25
On Oct. 24 and 25, a roster of 21 craft brewers from the Pacific Northwest will showcase 75 unique and specialty brews for tasting in an outstanding setting at the Snohomish Event Center, 1101 Second St.
There are three tastings to choose from: Friday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 for individual tasting sessions, and comes with a souvenir tasting glass, five tasting tokens and a $5 coupon you can use towards buying the famous original “Snohomish BrewFest” sausage dinner. You can purchase extra tasting tokens onsite!
Designated drivers can enter for $10 and will receive a $5 coupon toward the purchase of the famous original “Snohomish BrewFest” sausage dinner.
VIP Tickets are $50 and allow going to all three sessions, a souvenir tasting glass, 10 tasting tokens and and two $5 coupons you can use toward buying the famous original “Snohomish BrewFest” sausage dinners. Tickets are on sale on www.brownpapertickets.com and at www.snohobrewfest.com
The event is the largest fundraiser for the Snohomish Senior Center. All proceeds benefit the senior center.
First Architect of Snohomish
During the month of October, the Snohomish Library is featuring an exhibit of photographs of the surviving buildings designed by the first architect of Snohomish, JS White. Architectural photographer Otto Greule and local historian Warner Blake collaborated to document these marvelous structures and the man who designed them.
A walking tour of the buildings led by Warner Blake will start from the Snohomish Library on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. The Library is located at 311 Maple Ave.
Snohomish Eagles hosting open house
The Snohomish Eagles are hosting an Oktoberfest-themed open house for prospective new members on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to midnight at the F.O.E. 195 clubhouse at 606 Maple Ave.
All are welcome to check out the Eagles facilities, which include an attractive social room with bar area and dance floor, four large-screen TVs, a beer garden with fire pit, barbeque area and two more TVs, and an auxiliary building, which is available to rent for private parties, meetings or other gatherings.
It will be Happy Hour all day for draft beer and well drinks, with complimentary hot dogs, brats, sauerkraut and potato salad from 3-6 p.m. and live music by Dan Emery & Friends starting at 4 p.m. Raffles and door prizes also will be offered.
Imagine Inn Halloween Costume Party
The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, located at 1211 4th St., will host The Imagine Inn Halloween Costume Party Oct. 24 and 25 at 10 a.m.
Come in your favorite costume and join the Imagine Inn crew for a Halloween Costume Party! Starring Tim Noah and Cyndi Soup and introducing Rilla and Cian Brenchley. Songs, dancing, puppets, stories and more! Reservations suggested for groups of 10+.
Tickets are $6 (babies in arms admitted free) and are available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door (subject to availability). For more information call 360-568-9412.
Nick Drummond concert
The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, located at 1211 4th St.,will host The Nick Drummond Concert Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 and are available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door (subject to availability). For more information call 360-568-9412
"The Thumb"" was first introduced to Drummond when he performed with his duo Impossible Bird. He is also a veteran of the legendary Seattle acoustic rock band The Senate. Drummond’s approach to guitar playing has been compared to Dave Matthews. His clear vocals are entirely his own and his versatility as an artist is evident in every performance.
4-H performance classes
The Snohomish County 4-H Performing Arts Club, Show Biz Kids, begins its monthly meetings the second Tuesday of the month starting in October.
This department provides opportunities to explore interests in theater, dance, vocal performance, puppetry, stage craft and variety acts. The club is open for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. Meetings are held at the Horseshoe Grange in the Cathcart/Clearview area, 164th and Broadway. Meetings are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Jan Bond at 360-668-6681 or call the 4-H Extension Office at 425-357-6044.
Sky Valley Classic
The 6th annual Sky Valley Classic fun run will be Oct. 25. There will be a 10K, 5K and 1-mile course. The courses begin on Main Street near Lewis Street.
Register at 7 a.m. at the Union Bank parking lot, 201 W. Main St. Start time is at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 prior to Oct. 16 and $35 after. Youth ages 6-16 pay their age. This event supports the Minority Achievers Program for youth in middle school to high school in the Sky Valley area.
Meeting on parking downtown
Interested in parking issues downtown? Go to the Monroe City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to give public comment. The topic is on the agenda. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at city hall, 806 W. Main St.
Learn about the real world of paranormal investigation with Darren Thompson of Washington State Paranormal Investigation and Research Oct. 21 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way at 7 p.m. Explore incidents of unknown origins in the Pacific Northwest. (WSPIR).