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Barn Dance and Chili Feed
A barn dance and chili feed, featuring The CD Woodbury Trio band, will be Sunday, May 15 from 3-7 p.m. at Craven Farm, 13817 Short School Rd. in Snohomish. Tickets are $20 at the door, kids under age 12 are admitted free. RSVP is requested to Kristin Kelly,
All proceeds benefit Pilchuck Audubon Society’s Smart Growth Program.

Everett Plant Sale
The Everett Garden Club is having its main fundraiser of the year at its 78th annual Plant Sale, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 52nd Street and Evergreen Way in Everett
There will be a large variety of quality landscape trees, shrubs, plants, planted containers ready to go for Mother’s Day, yard art, vegetable and plant starts, garden crafts and so much more at low prices. Experts will be on site to answer most questions.

Snohomish Garden Club plant sale
The Snohomish Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Farm at Swan’s Trail at 7301 Rivershore Road in Snohomish.
Find a variety of perennials, herbs, annuals, veggie starts, shrubs, native plants, small trees and more.
The Snohomish Garden Club uses the proceeds from the plant sale to support community projects as well as offering scholarships to graduating high school students from Snohomish who choose to continue their educations in the field of horticulture.

Gardening yogi
Veronica D’orazio, the author of “Gardeners Yoga,” will stop by for a book sign-ing and show demonstrations from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at J. Matheson Gifts, 2615 Colby Ave. in Everett. There will also be food at the event.

Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, April 30, the YMCA of Snohomish County is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. 
Events will take place at all YMCA of Snohomish County branch locations (activities vary by branch).
The Everett Y is at 2720 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett (425-258-9211); the Monroe Y is at 14033 Fryelands Blvd. in Monroe (360-805-1879); the Mukilteo Y is at 10601 47th Place W. in Mukilteo (425-493-9622) and the Mill Creek Y is at 13723 Puget Park Drive in Everett (425-337-0123).
All events are open to the general public. For more information, visit

Plant sale
On Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a variety of plants will be available for sale at Forest Glade Community Church, 19510 S. Carpenter Road in Snohomish including vegetable, fruit and flowers. Also available will be church cookbooks full of delicious recipes.
Proceeds of the sale assist with church mission projects and to help send kids to summer Bible camp. Free tea and coffee.

Citrine Health Open House
Join Citrine Health, the Bra Shop and the Women’s Wellness Center on Thursday, May 12 for an Open House from 4-7 p.m. at their Everett location, 2940 W. Marine
View Dr., and help celebrate 20 years of service throughout the area. Enjoy the all-female a cappella group Voices Northwest.
An informative session will be at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to learn more about Citrine Health.

Clearview market
The Clearview-Maltby Market opened April 2 at the Clearview Professional Plaza, 18122 Highway 9 Snohomish just south of 180th Street SE.
The market will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Includes kids activities. The market supports Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue.

Vend at motorcycle show
This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Sky Valley ABATE Bike Show in Snohomish. On May 15, First Street will be alive with motorcycle enthusiasts filling the street with custom machines. Live music will fill the streets while vendors fill the air with the smell of hot food and kettle corn. You can support the Bike Show by signing up as a sponsor or vendor! Please call 360-568-7820.

SHS 1966 Reunion
It’s been 50 years! The SHS 1966 Class Reunion will be held July 23 at The Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish.
Please visit the Facebook page “Snohomish 1966 Class Reunion” or call 425-335-4085 if you are able to attend and/or have current classmate contact info. Organizers need help locating everyone and an approximate headcount ASAP.

Free used medical equipment
If you need a cane, wheelchair, shower seat or similar medical equipment, a free resource is available in Snohomish. A program sponsored by the nonprofit Snohomish Free Evangelical Church offers free medical equipment to the general public and also accepts donations of good used medical equipment.
The program asks people to borrow items and return them when done.
Call 425-238-8482 or 360-420-4464 to make arrangements to either borrow an item or make a donation.

Pancake Breakfast
A Pancake Breakfast is the third Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. (May 14). This has been a tradition at the East County 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.

Horticulture focus scholarship
The Monroe Garden Club offers a $1,000 scholarship to a current year high school senior or a college student pursuing a career in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include forestry, botany, landscaping, floral design, etc. Applicants must reside in or within approximately 20 miles of Monroe. The application deadline is May 1. For further information or an application packet, call Pat Castiglione, 360-217-8417.

Soldiers on deployment
The Family Readiness Group for the 176th Engineers that have been deployed is putting care packages together for the soldiers. Many of the families here at home are young, have small children and are now struggling to keep normalcy in this difficult time apart from their loved soldier.
Items needed for the deployed soldiers:
Pen pal volunteers, iPods (preloaded with music), Chap stick, Sunscreen, Foot powder, Mole skin, Flavor packs for water (single bottle size), Stationary supplies, Top ramen, Cup of noodles, Taco Bell hot sauce packets, Wet Wipes, Girl Scout cookies, Baby powder, Disposable toothbrushes (with toothpaste on them), Gum, Small Travel sized Hand lotion 
Items needed for families here at home:
Toys for all ages for boys and girls, Teenager items (iPod, games, etc), Gas cards, School supplies, Backpacks, Babysitting volunteers, Arts & crafts items (the group meets once a month to do fun projects with the kids)

Items may be dropped off at the following Snohomish businesses:
• Columbia Bank, 167 Lincoln Ave., Weekdays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
• John L. Scott Real Estate, 1001 First St., Weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Snohomish Mercantile, 105 Cedar Ave., Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Harness Horse Racing
Take a trip to the Fraser Racetrack in Surrey, BC with the Snohomish Senior Center Friday, March 25. Enjoy a day of harness horse racing and buffet lunch with tea and/or coffee. NOTE: You must have an Enhanced Driver’s License, Passport Card or Passport to come on the trip. The cost, including the buffet, is $38 members and $43 non-members. Sign up today, 360-568-0934 or stop by the center at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

Making Music with Dementia
This program offered by the East County Senior Center on the third Wednesday of each month (March 16) 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.

Community Breakfast
The Snohomish Senior Center hosts a Community Breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Come have a delicious breakfast of biscuits & gravy, pancakes or French toast, ham or sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome and the cost is only $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 10. The Center is located at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

Bingo Bash
Come to the Snohomish Senior Center the first Saturday of each Month from 5:30 – 8 p.m. for the Bingo Bash! Doors open at 4 p.m., Early Bird is at 5:15 p.m. and the session start time is 5:30 p.m.
The Center is located at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish and everyone is invited!

Spring Bazaar
The Snohomish Senior Center’s Spring Bazaar will be Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be over 40 vendors. If you would like to be a vendor, please visit or stop by the center for an application, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

Thursday night open mic nights
The Hungry Pelican restaurant holds an open mic night for the public from 6 to 10 p.m. each Thursday.
Jeff Crookall & Friends host Acoustic Open Mic. Participate or simply enjoy the show. This is an all ages event.
The Hungry Pelican is located at 113 Ave. C in Snohomish.

SHS 1981 Reunion
The Snohomish High School Class of 1981 is seeking classmates for the 35th year reunion Aug. 19 at Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Rd. in Snohomish. Please make contact with the committee ASAP in order to have an approximate head count. Please visit the Facebook page “Snohomishclassreunion.eightyone” or
call 425-319-3522.

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

Writers kickstart group
The Writers Kickstart Group in Snohomish provides help for aspiring writers, any age, any genre. The group meets every second and fourth Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. to share stories, ideas and information at Haggen’s Grocery Café by the fireplace, 1301 Ave. D, Snohomish.
Find the group at or look for writerskickstart on Facebook.

Story time with Simon
Uppercase Book Shop, now 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.

Clearview Networking Luncheon
The monthly Clearview Business Networking Luncheons are held on the second Thursday of each month at Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant in Clearview, 18104 Highway 9 at noon. If you have any questions, please call Trina at 360-668-0350 or email

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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