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Snohomish Serpentine
The annual Snohomish High School Serpentine will be Friday, Oct. 7 starting around 10:45 a.m.
A parade of the whole 1,500 student body will walk the usual route. Good vantage points to cheer them on are Avenue A and First Street.
Expect temporary traffic closures for the Serpentine.

Alzheimer’s Walk
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be Saturday, Oct. 8 at Boxcar Park, 200 Millwright Loop W., in Everett. The walk’s at 11:30 a.m.
To participate or donate, go to www.alz.org/walk and navigate to the Everett event.
For questions, contact Emily Hockey at 206-529-3869 or EEHockey@alz.org

George Noory Live
Explore weird and controversial theories with “Coast to Coast AM” late-night radio host George Noory, who visits the Historic Everett Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. He’ll bring experts in space astronomy, Bigfoot sightings, on Nostradamus and on near-death experiences as speakers.
General admission upper balcony tickets are $40 and can be bought through historiceveretttheatre.org or the box office at 425-258-6766
The theatre is at 2911 Colby Ave., downtown Everett.
Noory’s “Coast to Coast AM” airs locally on 97.3 FM daily from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Snohomish Autumn Tree Tour 
Celebrate glorious autumn with a guided walking tour featuring beautiful Snohomish heritage trees.
Green Snohomish will offer two tours starting promptly at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Embark on the tour from the Carnegie Building at 105 Cedar Ave, Snohomish. There is no charge to participate, though a donation of $5 is appreciated to cover brochure printing costs. Questions? Contact Lya Badgley at 360-348-7059 or lyabadgley@comcast.net.

Everett Poetry Night
The weekly public spoken word event (with occasional features) is each Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.at Sisters Restaurant, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett, Signups are on site.

Seed library
The Everett Public Library has introduced a seed library. Borrow seeds to spread. It’s on the second floor of the Main Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Firefighter fundraiser
The annual Fire Fighter Fundraiser and Auction will be Friday, Oct. 7 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Snohomish Valley Golf Center, 8511 Marsh Rd. in Snohomish.
Please dress up and come for an evening of eating, drinking, socializing and bidding on amazing prizes to help raise money for the Fire 7 Foundation.
Tickets are $15 per person or $20 for two people and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com or at the door.

TaxAide volunteers sought
The AARP TaxAide program seeks volunteers. While many volunteers prepare free tax returns, they also need greeters and appointment-scheduling volunteers. No previous tax preparation experience is required. Volunteers should enjoy working with people and feel comfortable using a computer. Tax counselors must complete a training and testing program which takes place in December and January. Volunteers are asked to work six hours per week during tax season from Feb. 1 to April 15. Assist the public with their tax returns and work with a great group of volunteers. If you are interested or have questions, contact Gordon Alexander at gja52@hotmail.com  

Veteran Stand Down events

A Veterans Stand Down is scheduled Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carl Gipson Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.
At either stand down, vets can find employment services, housing services, medical/dental services and substance abuse services.

T.J. Miller, comedian
T.J. Miller, who played the smug tech bro guy from TV’s “Silicon Valley,” among other roles, busts a move Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. He’s on his “Unkle Bulbous” comedy tour. Tickets range from $25 to $40. Go to www.historiceveretttheatre.org to get tickets.

Hear candidates
The Carl Gipson Center is hosting candidates for the 38th Legislative District and for County Prosecutor to speak each Wednesday at its lunch service. Lunch always begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $8 for non-members.
Gary Kemp is Oct. 5.
Mary Fosse is Oct. 12.
June Robinson is Oct. 19
Jason Cummings is Oct. 26
Meanwhile, Rick Larsen will be speaking Monday, Oct. 10 at the center.

Free Senior Citizen Dinner
Glacier Peak and Snohomish ASB present the Senior Citizen Dinner for Snohomish senior citizens with “A Little Taste of Italy” Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., Glacier Peak High School, 7401 144th Pl. SE in Snohomish.
Free food, games, photos and entertainment.
Please RSVP by Nov. 4 to Teri Corwin at 360-563-7547.
Halloween Bingo and Costume Contest
The Everett Senior Center will host Halloween Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 4-7 p.m.
The Kamiak High School Dance Band will be performing. $10 admission. There will be a prize for best costume. Food and non-alcoholic beverages available.
For more information contact Cora at 425-818-2372.
The Center is located at 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett.

Cosmic Bingo
Oktoberfest Cosmic Bingo will be Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. Doors open at 5 p.m.
$20 admission includes entertainment and bratwurst dinner. Bingo packets sold at the door are $5 each.
Beer, wine and margaritas will be available.
Win cash and prizes! Raffle too!
Reserve your spot today at www.mcsc.org or call 360-794-6359.

Snohomish Brewfest
Get your tickets now and save $5 for the Snohomish Brewfest on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2-8 p.m. at Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Rd. in Snohomish.
Over 20 local craft brewers will be featured. There will also be wine, soda, water and food available.
This is the largest fundraising event for the Snohomish Senior Center.
Purchase tickets online at www.snohomishbrewfest.com. General admission is $34 (or $39 at the door) and includes a tasting glass and seven tasting tickets. VIP tickets are also available.

Holiday Bazaars
Save the dates for the Snohomish Senior Center’s and the Monroe Community Senior Center’s annual Holiday Bazaars!
• The Monroe Senior Center’s bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking, free admission. 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. 360-794-6359.
• The Snohomish Senior Center’s bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are looking for Bake Sale donations to be dropped off by noon on Nov. 18 (sign up sheet at the front desk). They are also in need of new or lightly used decorations, home décor, jewelry etc., for the senior table at the bazaar. Donations can be dropped off at the front desk at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-0934.

Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets now
The Snohomish Senior Center’s Quilting Group has created a beautiful Christmas quilt again this year for the annual raffle.
Stop by the center, 509 Fourth St. in Snohomish, to see it and to purchase tickets. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be on sale until Nov. 19; the drawing will be held the same day at the Holiday Bazaar.
MedShed calls for equipment donors
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheelchairs, rolling or front wheel walkers, canes, raised toilet seats, pull-ups of all sizes (unopened), shower chairs and bedside commodes.
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. 425-238-8482.

TOPSoccer needs volunteers
Do you need community service hours this year?
Snohomish TOPSoccer is looking for volunteers to assist players with special needs during practices on Sunday afternoons between 1 and 4 through Oct. 30. Location is Snohomish Sports Dome, 511 Maple Ave., Snohomish. Contact Linda Kautz at 425-330-3853 or ljkautz1@gmail.com for more information.

Rain barrels
Don’t want to buy a barrel? Attend a “Make it, Take it” workshop hosted by Everett Public Works for $45 and build your own rain barrel. The fee covers the cost of the 55-gallon barrel and all parts. You must pre-register for the workshop. Space is limited. Workshop may be held outdoors so please dress for weather. Fee is $45, cash or check, made out to the City of Everett. Details for workshop will be sent once you register.
That workshop will be happening Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.
Separately, you can pre-order a rain barrel and pick it up in October. Starting Oct. 10, call 425-257-8992 to reserve a pre-made barrel.

Snohomish Regional Fire open house
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue invites the public to its open house on October 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at Station 31, 163 Village Court, Monroe.

Free legal help
Get free help from legal pros Oct. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Everett Public Library’s Evergreen Branch, 9512 Evergreen Way. Registration is recommended; walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. To sign up for a slot, go to www.epls.org/signmeup
They’ll be back Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. 

Divorce Workshop 
Legal pros will teach you how to start your divorce in Snohomish County and get familiar with the necessary forms and procedures for completing a legal dissolution. This free assistance program is happening Oct. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the Everett Public Library’s Evergreen Branch, 9512 Evergreen Way. Registration is recommended; walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. 

Monroe Cemetery Walking Tour
Who’s buried in Monroe’s I.O.O.F. Cemetery? Enjoy a free tour Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. hosted by Historic Monroe WA. Local historians will share information about some of Monroe’s most notable residents and families. Join at the gazebo on Calhoun Road for ciders, cookies and more. The cemetery’s address is 21714 Old Owen Road, Monroe.

Garden healing
Learn about the healing value of plants at the next Monroe Garden Club meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. The speaker will discuss herbal medicine and take questions.
The public is invited. Guests are invited to come early and bring a lunch.
The Monroe Garden Club meets the second Monday of every month and welcomes all garden enthusiasts.  For more information, go to www.monroegardenclub.net

Glassblowing experience
Artist Ann Skibska will lead a tour and give a talk Oct. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. about her exhibition “Edges and Facets” to be on display at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everet.
Watch a glassblowing demonstration that day anytime from noon to 6 p.m.
“Edges and Facets” runs Oct. 13 to Nov. 12.

Senior Dance
Enjoy dancing every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. in Everett.
Music by Bob’s Dance Band. Admission is $10. For ages 21+, partners not necessary. Masks might be required, and were required prior to March 2022.
For more information, call 425-252-0291 or go to
www.normannaeverett.com

State of the PUD
The PUD speaks to the Monroe Chamber of Commerce for its monthly meeting Oct. 11 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light networking starts at 11:30 a.m. when lunch line opens. 
The chamber meeting will be at the Monroe School District headquarters on 179th Avenue SE.
Everett Cemetery Walking Tour
Join Historic Everett on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. for a tour of the Evergreen Cemetery. Learn who’s interred where and some stories of famous people.
Tickets are $10 for the general public. Come at 10:30 a.m. for a light brunch. The cemetery is at 4504 Broadway, Everett.

Food bank volunteers needed
Sky Valley Food Bank is looking for volunteers for Monday through Friday. Many opportunities include distribution help, selecting and packing boxes for homebound seniors, warehouse help and quality control. Most are morning shifts, but they do have afternoon/evening shifts on Tuesdays. If you want to help, please visit www.svfoodbank.org and fill out an application.

Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Support group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.
It is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, but is open to anyone caring for someone living with any form of dementia whether it is a spouse, parent, etc. Learning how to navigate the difficult journey of dementia can be a challenge, but knowing you are not alone and maybe learning from other’s experiences can be so beneficial. For more information, contact Megan Maples, Support Group Facilitator, 425-501-6444 or email megantm@comcast.net.

Chair Massage
Chair massage is available on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 15 minute massages are $15 Members/ $18 Non-Members. Sign up for a relaxing appointment at the front desk; drop-ins are accepted based on availability.

Free mental health counseling for 60+

Therapy counselor Steve Harper, of Monroe Counseling is offering free 30-minute in-person therapy sessions for individuals age 60 and older at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe.
The center’s number is 360-794-6359. The number of appointment slots is limited.

MedShed calls for equipment donors
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheelchairs, rolling or front wheel walkers, canes, raised toilet seats, pull-ups of all sizes (unopened), 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.

Open Mic
The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater holds Open Mic nights on Fridays. Sign up on Fridays from 6:30-7:15 p.m.; showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 general, $3 for performers. All content must be family-friendly.
The Theater is located at 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-9412.

Grief recovery
GRASP, Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing, was created to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding for families who have had a loved one die through substance use. This is peer-led group. For information on meeting place and times go to the GRASP website: www.grasphelp.org

SHS Class of ‘82 Reunion
The Snohomish High School Class of 1982 will have an informal gathering for their 40th reunion on Aug. 20 from 6 p.m. until midnight at the Collector’s Choice Sports Bar, 215 Cypress in Snohomish. Come mingle with old friends and have some fun! This is a no host gathering. Food, drinks and music. Please help spread the word to reach as many classmates as possible.

Everett Poetry Night
The weekly public spoken word event (with occasional features) is at Sisters Restaurant, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett, each Thursday from 5 ot 8 p.m.
Everett Poetry Night began in 2006. For questions, contact Duane at 425-319-1555. Signups are on site.

Party bridge
Party bridge is available every Tuesday starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. in Mukilteo. This is free and there is plenty of parking. No partner required. For more information call 425-263-8180 or George at 425-422-7936.

Food bank volunteers needed
Sky Valley Food Bank is looking for volunteers for Monday through Friday. Many opportunities include distribution help, selecting and packing boxes for homebound seniors, warehouse help and quality control. Most are morning shifts, but they do have afternoon/evening shifts on Tuesdays. If you want to help, please visit www.svfoodbank.org and fill out an application.

Ballroom dancing
Enjoy ballroom dancing every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. in Everett.
Music by Bob’s Dance Band. Admission is $7 (or $10 when bartender is present). For ages 21+, partners not necessary. Masks might be required, and were required prior to March 2022.
For more information, 425-252-0291 or www.sonsofnorway.com

Do you need a ride?
Are you 60+ and need a ride? The Monroe Community Senior Center offers transportation every Thursday. They will pick you up in Monroe and take you shopping, to the Senior Center, to your physician – you name it – as long as your destination is in Monroe! Please call 360-794-6359 to find out more about this fabulous service! This service is partially funded by a grant from the City of Monroe.

USO Military Seats of Honor program
The USO Military Seats of Honor program provides local active-duty military and dependents with two free tickets to the Everett Historic Theatre plus a dinner for two at one of Everett’s finest restaurants, a $25 concessions card for the theatre, and a $25 gift certificate for the Funko store.
Tickets are distributed via the Historic Everett Theatre’s website www.yourhistorictheatre.org and social media. Recipients will be chosen randomly from entries received. Military ID must be shown at the box office on show night to claim tickets
If you would like to contribute to this program to thank local military families for their dedication, service and sacrifice, you can make a tax-deductible donation by visiting www.yourhistorictheatre.org.

Get reusable bags
Community members may pick up a free reusable bag at Everett Public Library branches during business hours, available while supplies last. Learn more at www.everettwa.gov/bringyourbag

Life jacket loaner program
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue 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.

You are not alone. Need to talk?
The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255, or text GO to 741741 to connect with someone. Free.

Homeschool classes about firefighters
Learn the basics of the firefighting operations through a series of courses from Snohomish Regional Fire. The fire district headquartered in Monroe is hosting a new series of homeschooling classes.
Find out more at its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SnoRegionalFire or at www.srfr.org

Islamic Resources by Mail
Islamic Resources by Mail is an Everett-based resource and referral system.  You can call on most afternoons  and evenings and receive help with resources at no cost. The number is 425-355-4608. Help is available for residents, community participants, supporters, visitors to find sometimes emergency information available to all at no cost. It’s a free service and all can just call in. There is an Islamic Network where all of your questions will be answered. You will receive a referral. 
Frequently someone will call to ask about the location of the Islamic Center or Mosque, what to wear on your first visit, or others would like to find Islamic Schools or day care centers. 
Whether it’s food, clothing, shelter, gas cards, charity, Someone will answer your call and you will be directed to assistance.

Emergency dental referral help line
A nonprofit affiliated with Delta Dental, a benefits provider firm, is using its free dental referral service called DentistLink to connect people.
People needing assistance can call or text DentistLink at 1-844-888-5465 to get the referral process started at no cost.
DentistLink is a service focused on people who have Apple Health (Medicaid) or do not have insurance.

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

Immigration resource
The Everett Community Resource Center presents free immigration consultations. Support is available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Hindi and Russian. For more information, email everett@lcsnw.org or call 425-355-6005.

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 St. or 360-568-0934.

  

 

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