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Chat with police
Community members are invited to share feedback and get their questions answered at the Snohomish Police Department's next Coffee with a Cop event from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at the Snohomish Bakery at 101 Union Ave.

Art exhibit
See “Fire” at Traumhaus Gallery from March 2 to 31. Eric Eschenbach’s work is about the changing landscape. Many of the paintings utilize charcoal found at the site of Washington wildfires. Jackie Cort creates abstracts with the awareness and inspiration of our ever changing environments, and the pull of our consciousness that yearns for healing to begin. She adds vivid color to molten beeswax, carves into the wax, adds heat from a blow torch and with a rub of her palm infuses emotion into every piece. The gallery is at 1206.5 First Street in Snohomish. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quilt show entries
The 2019 Everett Quilt Show is accepting entries now through March 30. There are judged and non-judged categories including, Children’s and a Show Theme Challenge. A special display from Washington State Quilters in Spokane will also be at the show. Over $4,000 in cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places. The show is April 25 to April 27 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center inside Angel of the Winds Arena at 2000 Hewitt Ave. For more information, go to www.tinyurl.com/2019EQS

Clearview meeting
Curious about the SWUGA study?  Want to ask questions of your County Councilmembers or hear more from the experts about what the UGA Boundary planning study is all about?  Then save Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. for the Clearview Community Association meeting at the Horseshoe Grange, 16424 Broadway Ave. in Snohomish. County Councilmen Terry Ryan and Sam Low are expected to be there, as well as Southwest Urban Growth Boundary Planning Study staff who will present and answer questions.

Woody Guthrie sing along
Folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller performs his award-winning program, Woody Guthrie: When the World’s on Fire. The free sing-along concert begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. For more information call 425-257-7640.

Music You-Fest
The Music You-Fest is a free family-friendly event promoting music for wellness and community togetherness. Activities include music therapy workshops, performances, a scavenger hunt with prizes and more. The nonprofit Snohomish County Music Project hosts the fourth annual free Music You-Fest on March 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Northwest Music Hall inside the Everett Mall at 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. Donations welcome.

Repair Café
Got broken stuff? Don’t toss it! Bring those items to the Repair Cafe! Volunteer “repair specialists” will do their best to get your broken item repaired, saving it from the landfill.This event is free and open to the public, first come, first served.
Fixers will be on-site to help with things like lamps, toasters, clocks, small electronics, clothing, bikes, computers and whatever else you can think of, plus there’s a Tinker Creation Station for kids and adults to make recycled art or just take things apart for fun!
Repair Café will be Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WSU Snohomish County Extension Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE in Everett.

Everett Chorale
“We Are the Storytellers” is Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. in Everett. It will be a concert for all ages, weaving together musical tales, story-telling and physical theater. Concert features original theater in the dell’arte fashion created exclusively for this performance by Shannon and Stephen O’Bent of the Flying Karamazov Brothers with special guests the Snohomish County Youth Chorus. Tickets are $21 for adults, $16 for seniors and military. Up to three children under 12 are free per adult. Go to www.everettchorale.org/buy_tickets or call 425-257-8600 to buy tickets.

Fruit Festival
Learn how to grow more and better fruit at the Fruit Festival Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, 402 Second St. A brown bag lunch seminar is noon to 1 p.m. One hour seminars follow at 1 and 2 p.m. Kids can enjoy an interactive Kids Zone. This free event is Hosted by the Snohomish County Fruit Society.

Card games
On the last Friday of the month it’s time for games! Come for the friends, stay for the fun. A myriad of card games for all ages available. Fabulous prizes for winners. Friday, March 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.

Lonely Hearts
The Lonely Hearts Club is a Seattle-based band playing the music of The Beatles, covering all phases of the Fab Four’s incredible career.
The show will be at The Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at
www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door (subject to availability). 360-568-9412.

Podcasting 101
At the Snohomish Podcasting 101 meetup, you’ll hear from industry professionals who have established a dedicated following. They’ll be sharing their favorite tips, tools, platforms and preferred equipment to help you start or grow your existing podcast.
The free meet up is Thursday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sound to Summit at 1830 Bickford Ave., No. 111 in Snohomish. Registration is required at www.tinyurl.com/SCPodcasting101

Lego Lab
Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, come and build to your heart’s content using Lego, Roylco straws, K’NEX, and more! This program promotes discovery and self-directed learning. For families. Free event is at the in the Snohomish meeting room Snohomish Library at 311 Maple Ave.

Plate & Planet
How does the food on your plate affect the environment? Come to this event Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 Second St. in Snohomish to find out.
Workshops and a panel discussion will feature speakers giving information on the relationship between what we eat and the environment, practical ideas and inspiration to make positive changes. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. To register call 360-568-4622 or email kim@stjohnsnohomish.org

Beer for a cause
Three Bull Brewing Co. of Snohomish announces its newest brew, American Patriot Pale Ale. The recipe was created by wounded veteran Brad Brown. Meet Brad and other vets, plus Salmon for Soldiers representatives at a kickoff party at Hops n Drops restaurant, 2529 Bickford Ave., Tuesday, April 2.
Salmon for Soldiers is a nonprofit that takes veterans on fishing trips. A portion of each pint sold goes to the foundation. For more information on the event or how to donate, call 425-220-4329.

Monroe schools fundraiser
Go “All in for Kids” at the Monroe Public Schools Foundation annual spring auction Friday, March 22.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Silent auction closes at 7 p.m. and dinner and program begin at 7:30 p.m. Event is at the Edward D. Hansen Center at Angel of the Winds Event Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett. Tickets are $60. For more information or to register, go to www.monroepsf.ejoinme.org/2019auction

Vanished landmarks
The Monroe Historical Society invites you to its annual meeting and free history program on Monroe’s vanished landmarks.
Hear and share about the sprawling milk condensery, the Avalon movie theatre, the ornate reformatory mansion and the 1893 Poor Farm. The meeting is Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, For more information, go to www.monroehistoricalsociety.org or call 360-217-7223.

Save the bees
Help Snohomish Youth Beekeeping remove blackberry brambles Saturday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to dusk or when finished at Centennial Middle School, 3000 S. Machias Road in Snohomish. This is a “save the bees” event to avoid the use of chemicals in the children’s garden. Have a weed whacker, wheelbarrow, leather gloves, boots, pruners or shovels? Please bring them. Long sleeves and pants are a good idea. The time spent weeding can count toward community service graduation requirements: just bring your forms to be signed. There will be pizza and salad for volunteers. Rain or shine event. Please RSVP to snohoybe@gmail.com

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

Vendors wanted
If you would like to be a vendor at the Snohomish Senior Center’s annual Spring Bazaar on April 13, please call Carol at 425-870-1485 to learn more or sign up.

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.

Scholarship
An $1,800 scholarship is available for a graduate of Glacier Peak, Lake Stevens or Snohomish high schools who is preparing for a career as a teacher. The applicant must be of junior or senior status in an accredited college program by the fall of 2019. Applications are due March 31.
This scholarship is offered by the Alpha Alpha chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators. Alpha Alpha members are from the Snohomish and Lake Stevens School Districts. For more information email poier@comcast.net or call 360-568-7875.

Volunteers needed
The Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter has opened for over a dozen nights this season. Not only is the building toasty warm at 210 Ave. B, but the coffee is on, and volunteers offer a warm welcome to a safe place to sleep for the night. There’s always room for more volunteers. Contact Therese Quinn with the Medical Reserve Corps at 425-339-5268 or tquinn@snohd.org for training and more information. Donations can be addressed to 210 Ave. B, Snohomish, WA 98290; just note they’re for the Cold Weather Shelter.

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.

Scholarship
The Monroe Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior or college student who is pursuing a career in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school.  Studies may include forestry, botany, landscaping, floral design, environmental studies, etc.  Applicants must reside in or within 20 miles of Monroe.  Deadline for application is April 1.  For more information or an application packet, please phone 360-217-8417.

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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