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Evening of Native Culture
Skykomish Valley Indian Education (SVIE) families invite the public to a free Evening of Native Culture and Silent Auction at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, 17001 Tester Rod., on Saturday, March 25. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and music and storytelling begins at 7 p.m.
The evening will include a special presentation by virtuoso violinist, Swil Kanim, of the Lummi Tribe. Also performing will be JP Falcon Grady, a member of the Blackfeet Nation.
Along with the silent auction, a dessert dash and other fun events are planned.
SVIE is a grant-funded program serving Native American/Alaska Native students in the Monroe, Snohomish and Sultan school districts. For more information contact Mars Miller at 360-804-3353.


SEF Breakfast
Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) will hold its Annual Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 30 at Glacier Peak High School. See firsthand the impact what donations make on the lives and education of students in the district. This annual event is attended and supported by more than 300 people from the Snohomish community. Doors open at 7 a.m.
Tickets available through the Snohomish Education Foundation, www.snoed.org or 360-568-5292.

Council meeting
The March 21 Snohomish council meeting will be in the Carnegie Building, 105 Cedar Ave.

Swamp Lantern Festival
The Swamp Lantern Festival lets you enjoy a half-mile stroll past a
unique Trout Stream Exhibit through a salmon stream riparian zone onto an Elevated Nature Walk.
The festival is set to be at the Adopt A Stream Center’s Northwest Stream Center Sunday April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 – 128th Street SE in Everett. Advance reservations are required by calling 425-316-8592; $7 nonmembers, $5 members, children under 5 free (must be accompanied by an adult).
For more information visit www.streamkeeper.org or call 425-316-8592.

Plantfest Northwest
Come for family fun on Earth Day at Evergreen Arboretum at Legion Memorial Park, 144 W. Marine View Drive in Everett. Help plant native plants in the Native Plant Walk April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. As a thank you, you’ll receive a native plant to take home. Tools will be provided, all ages welcome.
Meet at the front entrance. Limited to 25 people, RSVP at 425-257-8597.

“Way of the Cross” concert
Popular Catholic music artist and singer/songwriter Donna Cori Gibson will offer a spiritual music concert called “The Way of the Cross” on Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. Michael Church, 1512 Pine Ave. in Snohomish.
“The Way of the Cross” offers a song and a video for
each “station” of the cross of Christ. For more information, call 360-568-0821.

Dinner and Auction
East County Senior Center’s annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser will be Saturday, April 8 at 5 p.m. at Echo Falls Country Club, 20414 121st Ave. SE in Snohomish. Tickets are $60 and are available at the center’s front desk, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe, and online at www.eastcountyseniorcenter.org/auction. For more information call 360-794-6359.

Garden plots available
Registration has opened to have a garden plot at the Garden of Hope at the Church of the Nazarene, 1017 13th St. in Snohomish.
There will also be a garden work day on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 11 a.m. The project will be to raise 10 rain barrels off the ground.
For more information, call Joni at 206-992-6458 or email her at garden@snonaz.org

Scholarship
The local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa women educators is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduate of Lake Stevens, Glacier Peak, or Snohomish High Schools. The applicant needs to be a junior or senior in the fall of 2017 and enrolled in an education program. To get an application, contact Louise Poier at 360-568-7875. Applications are due March 31.

Fundraiser
Cornerstone Ministry Group is having a fundraiser on Saturday, March 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a light dinner and a silent auction.
It will be held at the Snohomish Eagles, 606 Maple Ave. in Snohomish. There will be 2 1/2 hours of entertainment by “Jonathan and the Band of Dry Bones.”

Healthy Waters event for all
Join the City of Snohomish from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 and learn how you can help to protect Snoho-mish’s waterways. There will be interactive booths; kids games, door prizes and goody bags. The event will be at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.

Sweet Adelines
“Journey Into Spring” with the Sweet Adelines in concert, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 25 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. Admission is free (a free will offering will be taken to support Sweet Adelines).

Wine and Dine Fundraiser
Sherwood Community Services is hosting a Wine and Dine ‘80s edition fundraiser March 24 from 6-9 p.m. at The Farm at Swans Trail, 7301 Rivershore Rd. in Snohomish. Dress 80’s style and have fun.
Tickets are $35 per person and include dinner. Bring a wrapped/decorated bottle of wine for the live auction. For tickets call 425-404-3108 or visit www.sherwoodcs.org

The Lowdown Ramblers concert
The Lowdown Ramblers, an old-time hokum jug band-string band will perform at SnoTown Brewery, 511 Second St. in Snohomish on Saturday, March 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Become an author
Want to write a book, but feel confused about how to begin or become stuck with writers block? This three-week course will give you the tools and techniques to jump start your writing. The classes are on three Thursdays, March 16, 23 and 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. It costs $45 for the series. The class will be held at GroWashington at 3013 Colby Ave. in Everett.
To sign up or If you have questions about the class, email the speaker: linda@lindajordan.net

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.

Musicians wanted
The Monroe Concert Band is looking to fill positions for trombone, oboe, bassoon and percussion players. No auditions required for those with high school level experience. The Concert Band plays a variety of music including classical marches, rock n’ roll and movie-themed music. Please email monroeconcertband@gmail.com

Volunteers needed
Project Harvest of Snohomish County creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank. Volunteers are needed for the 2017 season. Please contact saubert@voaww.org for more information or visit voaww.org/projectharvest

Musicians Wanted
For Marysville City Band. Clarinets, Brass, Baritone, Trombone, Bassoon, Alto Sax Players, etc. ALL musicians are welcome to join! The annual fee to join is $40.
Practices are held Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Totem Falls Middle School, 1605 – 7th St., Marysville.
Find more info at www.facebook.com/marysville.cityband. Lots of fun! Come join the band!

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 direct web page file for the registration form is www.sno.wednet.edu/files/3214/6602/3682/Kla-Ha-Ya_Club_Registration.pdf
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.

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. 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.

Making Music with Dementia
This program offered by the East County 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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