Benefit choir concert
Everett First Presbyterian is having a benefit concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.
A choir, Breath of Aire, will be performing contemporary, Broadway and inspirational songs. Breath of Aire is a northwest choir whose roster of 95 singers draws from all over the state. The choir’s goal is to help nonprofits raise money. Any money raised will be used to help fund Everett First Presbyterian’s Wednesday evening dinner program for those in need. The dinner program has been in existence for more than 11 years and serves an average of 130 people every Wednesday.
The choir is committed to present inspirational and entertaining music that will encourage and uplift its audience. It is not just a choir - it is an experience.
Everett First Presbyterian Church is located directly across from the Snohomish County Courthouse at 2936 Rockefeller Ave.
Support fire victims
A fundraiser is on for the family that lost everything in an Aug. 6 north Everett fire. The Delta and Northwest Neighborhoods raised $800 for the family recently. To donate online, visit www.youcaring.com/other/replacing-after-losing-everything-in-a-fire/215237
The goal is $15,000.
Watch the action and antics as hundreds of bicyclists of all ages compete in this high-energy sport that combines mountain biking and road racing. Multiple heats for various ages and abilities provide lots of opportunities for spectators. The kids’ race is especially fun to see!
The race will be Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, 11405 Silver Lake Rd.
Get your garden ready for winter
What should you do this fall in order to get your garden ready for winter? Learn which perennials to cut back, how to mulch the garden beds and which plants should be dug up. Class is limited to 25 people. RSVP: 425-257-8597. Class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd. Meet at entrance.
Come to the Evergreen Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 18 from Noon to 4 p.m. for a day of fun! There will be a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, bouncy house and refreshments.
The cemetery is located at 4504 Broadway.
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The class will be at GROW Washington’s Everett location, 3013 Colby Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 12, 19. For more details go to www.growwashington.biz/classes
Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner
The Snohomish Tillicum Kiwanis and the Lake Stevens Tillicum Kiwanis will host their annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser Oct. 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The dinner will be at Zion Lutheran Church, located at Fourth St. and Ave. A in Snohomish. Come have a wonderful dinner of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and ice cream by Chef Tony. The dinner is only $5.99 and is sponsored by the Buzz Inn.
First Architect of Snohomish
During the month of October, the Snohomish Library is featuring an exhibit of photographs of the surviving buildings designed by the first architect of Snohomish, JS. White. Architectural photographer Otto Greule and local historian Warner Blake collaborated to document these marvelous structures and the man who designed them.
A Walking Tour of the buildings led by Warner Blake will start from the Snohomish Library on Sunday, October 26 at 2 p.m. The Library is located at 311 Maple Ave.
Everyone is invited to learn about growing pears in their own backyard Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Snohomish County Fruit Society meeting
Speaker Jackie King discovered the wonders of fruit horticulture as an orchard volunteer in Israel in 1968-77. Since 1979 she has worked as a fruit horticulturist.
The meeting will be held at the Boys and Girls Club at 402 2nd St. A brief business meeting will precede the presentation. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, call 425-398-5544.
4-H performance classes
The Snohomish County 4-H Performing Arts Club, Show Biz Kids, begins its monthly meetings the second Tuesday of the month starting in October.
This department provides opportunities to explore interests in theater, dance, vocal performance, puppetry, stage craft and variety acts. The club is open for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. Meetings are held at the Horseshoe Grange in the Cathcart/Clearview area, 164th and Broadway. Meetings are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Jan Bond at 360-668-6681 or call the 4-H Extension Office at 425-357-6044.
The city of Snohomish, in collaboration with Seattle writer, Kate Lebo, media coordinator Imelda Dulcich, Tammy Cannon of Cannon Social Media and host, Sublime Garden Design, offers a unique writing workshop for food, travel and lifestyle bloggers/authors on Saturday, Oct. 4.
The four-hour workshop, “The Art of Backyard Storytelling” is designed for bloggers and authors who want to refine writing skills, learn how to engage on social media, and use photography tips to create unique images. Check-in at Sublime Garden Design at 127 Ave. A, #102 by 9:45 a.m. Event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $65 and tickets are available through www.food
Meet Adventurer of the Year
Jennifer Pharr Davis, author, hiker and speaker, has hiked over 12,000 miles on 6 different continents. She holds the fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail, has written 5 books, and owns a hiking company. Pharr Davis will discuss her new book, "Called Again," about her 46 day record on the Appalachian Trail in which she averaged nearly 47 miles per day. Listen to her fascinating story about overcoming the odds and achieving her goal. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Pharr Davis will be at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.
Food drive fundraiser
The Monroe Montessori Parent Booster Club and the Sky Valley Food Bank invite you for an evening with family and friends at Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Ticket price includes corn maze and bonfire. All food donations will benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank and 50 percent of ticket sales support the Monroe Montessori Parent Booster Club. Tickets are $12 per person or $10 with three food items donated. Youth ages 5-12 are $10 or $8 with three food items donated. Family admission is $30 or $25 with three food items donated.
Bob’s Corn is located at 10917 Elliot Rd. in Snohomish. For more information visit www.monroemontessori.com
Garden Club meeting
The Monroe Garden Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 13, 12:30 p.m., at the Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St.
Club member Paula Rogers will demonstrate "bulb lasagna," a small pot of layered spring-flowering bulbs. The cost is $2 for members, $10 for non-members; bring exact change please. Participants should also bring their own gallon-size pot with drainage holes, gloves and a plastic bag for transporting. Bring any other bulbs you wish to put in your pot. Soil, bulbs, fertilizer, rock and coffee filter will be provided. This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly.
The public is welcome to attend. Contact club president, Jeannette Susor at 360-863-6160 for more information.
“Refuse to be a Victim” seminar
A personal protection and safety seminar, “Refuse to be a Victim” will be offered on Thursday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 3 (a four-hour seminar broken down over two days for two hours) at the Monroe Fire District No. 3 building at 163 Village Court. Cost is $15 and you can register online at http://refuse.nra.org. To complete registration, go to the web address, click on “find a seminar” near the bottom of the screen and follow the prompts on that page to find the seminar in Monroe.