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Call ahead on events
COVID-19 pandemic-status has led to widespread closures and cancellations. Our briefs section has reduced as a result and the Tribune encourages people to check ahead of an event on your personal calendar, as it may be canceled. If you are high-risk or symptomatic for COVID-19, stay home.

What’s still open

This is a shortlist of some entities that are open: Post offices, banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, airports, train services, bus services, convenience stores, pet supply stores, farm supply stores, auto supplies and repair, hardware and home improvement, garden stores, marijuana stores, and office supply stores.
Restaurants are open for take-out and curbside delivery only.
Gov. Jay Inslee closed non-essential businesses, which include but are not limited to nail salons and haircutting places.
The Tribune advises to maintain social distancing by staying six feet away from others and to only leave the home for specific reasons.

Child care available
Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs have announced they are offering child care for essential workers.
Both the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club are offering child care for free to all first responders and health care workers, both clubs said in news releases.
For some families, the Boys & Girls Club is offering discounted rates and the Y is offering direct financial assistance to lower the cost.
Contact your closest facility for details.

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.

Ringing the bell for prayer
The Rev. Michael Dion of St. Michael Catholic Church in Snohomish will be ringing the church bell 12 times every day at noon as a reminder for the community to pray for the people affected by COVID-19 and those suffering financially due to this virus.

Kid’s Fishing Day canceled
The annual Kid’s Fishing Day and Adult Fishing Derby at Lake Tye in Monroe scheduled for Sunday, April 26 has been canceled.

HDS recruiting volunteers
Historic Downtown Snohomish Association is recruiting volunteers for their upcoming events: Charm Walk in May, this summer’s Sunset Wine Walks (must be 21 years of age), Tweed Ride in September and the Zombie Walk in October.
For more information, call 425-890-6143 or email

Webinar about opioid treatments
Learn about medically assisted treatment (MAT) in a webinar from Ideal Option, the suboxone clinic, Tuesday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to noon. The educational seminar is for people interested in seeking care for an addiction, or learning more for a loved one. Dr. Trevor George, addiction medicine specialist, will describe the science behind the disorder and the medication, and the evidence-based treatment protocols used by Ideal Option. Attendees can ask questions by attending online. To “attend” the event, register at

Snohomish Climate advocates met online
The Snohomish Climate Change meeting is scheduled for April 15. Meetings are usually every third Wednesday at the Snohomish Public Library at 6 p.m. The most recent meeting was held remotely with 10 attendees on Zoom, an online meeting program.
Snohomish Climate Advocates is a nonpartisan and all-volunteer group. For more information about the Climate Advocates or how to attend meetings, please contact Lee Alley at info@Snohomish

Edible landscaping
The Monroe Garden Club will meet from noon to 2 p.m. April 13 at the Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St. Warren Hartz will speak on “Edible Landscaping - Growing Fruits, Berries, Herbs and Vegetables.” The public is welcome.

ON HOLD - Pollination Station
What’s the buzz about bees? Participate in a hands-on model of the pollination process, help plant bee-friendly wildflowers and more. April 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.

CANCELED - Transition Reource Fair
The 23rd Annual Snohomish County Transition Resource Fair is from 4 to 8:30 p.m. March 24 at the Cascade High School Cafeteria, 801 E. Casino Road, Everett. The event helps young people living with disabilities learn more about landing jobs, home ownership, and connecting with their communities.
The resource tables will be available from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Free workshops will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
No need to preregister.
For questions about the Transition Resource Fair, email or call 425-388-7320. 

Seeking Grand Marshal
The Kla Ha Ya Days Committee is seeking nominees for the 2020 Kla Ha Ya Days Parade Grand Marshal. Nominee must be at least 18 years of age and should be a person who has displayed outstanding service, support and commitment to the community.
Send the name of your nominee to or mail to PO Box 571, Snohomish, WA 98291-0571. Please include your name as well as the reason for nomination. Describe specific acts and areas of consideration including community service, personal accomplishments or awards, length of time living in the community, personal deeds and dedication to the community.

ON HOLD - Texas Hold ‘Em
The Snohomish Senior Center hosts a Texas Hold ‘Em Night the third Friday of each month at 6 p.m. $20. Buy-In; payouts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The Center is located at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-0934.

Garden Club scholarship opportunity
The Monroe Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior or college student who is pursuing a degree in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include botany, environmental sciences, forestry, floral design, landscape design, nursery management, viticulture, etc. Applicants must reside in or within 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is April 1; finalists will be notified mid-April and will be invited to an interview mid-May. For more information or to request an application packet, phone 360-793-1829 or email

Al-anon, Alateen meetings
Al-anon and Alateen is a support group for friends and families who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Meetings in Snohomish are held Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 1305 Pine Ave.; Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 Second St., and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Alano Club, 625 Ford Ave.
For more information and a list of local meetings go to or call 425-348-7828.

Country Praise
Local singer-songwriter Denny Perrigoue presents “Country Praise” every first Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St. Donate what you can. It is billed as Testimony through Music. For questions, call 360-568-3141.

ON HOLD - Pancake Breakfast
The Monroe Community Senior Center hosts a community breakfast the third Saturday of each month from 8-10 a.m. Enjoy pancakes or French toast, eggs cooked to order, ham or sausage, juice, coffee, tea and milk – all for just $6. Kids 10 and under eat free! The Center is located at 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.

Sewing items needed
Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors are preparing for their 10th Annual Fabric Sale with more details to come. Now they are collecting donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment. Proceeds will go to local scholarships, grants and sewing classes. Call Arlene for information about donations 425-743-011.

ON HOLD - Breakfast every third Saturday
The Monroe Community Senior Center offers a community breakfast every third Saturday, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Meals are prepared and served by the volunteer crew, and all proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Cost is $6 and kids 10 and under eat free.

ON HOLD - Table tennis
Play on one of five professional tables, and challenge the practice robot! Table tennis professional and nationally ranked player Howard Grossman gives free skills demonstrations and low-cost training session. Cost is $2. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 1-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everet. 425-257-8780.

MedShed calls for equipment donors
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheelchairs, 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.

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.

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 for more information or go to their website,

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 or call 425-355-6005.

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, 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,
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.

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


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