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50 Year Anniversary Sauerkraut Band
A reunion to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Sauerkraut Band is planned for after the Kla Ha Ya Parade on Saturday, July 21. The Band, which is now four generations deep, plans to “hit” every bar and tavern in Snohomish – A Sauerkraut Attack – play 2 or 3 songs and move on to the next place. Celebrate with the Sauerkrauts and follow them throughout Snohomish!

Everett Transit service changes
Everett Transit is proposing changes to service and fares in 2019. The city hopes that people will attend a presentation to learn more and provide feedback on the proposed plan by Aug. 20. One meeting will be on Thursday, July 26 at 6 p.m. at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave.
For more information and the full meeting schedule, see

Nubian Jam
Enjoy a day of family fun, music and African-American culture at the annual Nubian Jam, Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Forest Park. Be inspired by speakers, watch and dance to varied live performances, taste delicious food, shop vendors and browse the health and information fair. This event is free.
Visit for more details.

SHS Class of ‘78 Reunion
The 40-year High School Reunion will be July 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Buzz Inn. Cost is $35 per person. Make checks payable to SHS Class of ’78. Send to SHS Class of ’78 – Reunion Committee, c/o Gay Rutter, 1429 Ave. D #167, Snohomish, WA 98290.
Email for more information.

Monroe Farmers Market
The Monroe Farmers Market will hold its second of three market dates on Wednesday, July 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the old Albertson’s parking lot near the corner of Old Owen Road and Main Street.
Contact Janelle at 360-794-5488 or for more information about being a vendor.
The next market date after this will be Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Zero Waste plastics conversation
350 Everett welcomes Heather Trim of Zero Waste Washington to discuss why plastics are a problem, how to reduce consumption and impact future production. 
The July 23 meeting of 350 Everett will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett.

Free dental care event
Free dental treatments for adults will be offered at an event hosted by Kamiak and Mariner leadership students in partnership with multiple organizations.
The event will be Saturday, July 21, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Walter E. Hall Park, 1226 W. Casino Road.

Trail history day
The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will host “Centennial Trail History Day” on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at stops along Centennial Trail.
There will be activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits, and a chance to touch historic artifacts at six different sites along the 30-miles of historic rail line. The event is free and open to the public.
Specific activities are located at these six trailheads and can be done in any order:
• Nakashima Trailhead: 32328 state Route 9, Arlington
• Arlington Trailhead: Legion Park, 114 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington
• Bryant Trailhead: 26804 state Route 9, Arlington
• Lake Stevens Trailhead: 13205 20th St. NE, Lake Stevens
• Machias Trailhead: 1624 Virginia St., Snohomish
• Snohomish Trailhead: Pine and Maple avenues, Snohomish

Fire volunteers
South County Fire is looking for Fire Support Volunteers.  Please visit for more information and the application materials.

Project Harvest volunteers
Project Harvest in partnership with Lawns to Lettuce creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank in Snohomish County. Volunteers are needed for the 2018 season. Please contact for more information.

Word on the Street
The typewriters will be coming back out to downtown Everett starting next Wednesday.
Vintage typewriters will fill downtown Everett with the sounds of keys clacking, bells dinging and the zip of carriage returns. Come have a seat and compose your answer to the question of the day. Be as honest as you like because it’s anonymous.
The typewriters will be out during daylight hours until Aug. 1 when they are superceded by the popular Street Tunes pianos program.

Vendor Fair
There will be a Community Garage Sale, Vendor Fair and Breakfast on Saturday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Monroe Community Senior Center parking lot, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
To be a vendor, costs are $25 for a 10-by-10 empty space, or $10 to rent an 8-foot table.
For questions or to register, call 360-794-6359, email or visit

Cornerstone Ministry Group is having a fundraiser on Saturday, July 28. There will be 1½ hours of entertainment by Doug Williams and a silent auction of some very nice items. Donations will be accepted. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. at SnoTown Brewery, 511 2nd St., Snohomish. For more information, visit

SHS 1970 Picnic
The Snohomish High School Class of 1970 and friends are gathering for a picnic on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 3 p.m. to early evening at the home of Dan and Kris Parker off Lord Hill Road outside Snohomish. Look for balloons. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Bring your own beverages and perhaps a potluck item such as a side dish, salad or dessert, to share.

Movies in the Park
If you’re looking for a hero this summer, then look no further than Snohomish’s free Movies in the Park lineup, featuring lovable characters that will save the day while winning your family’s heart. “Peter Rabbit,” “The Incredibles” and “Big Hero 6” will light up the night and the giant inflatable screen with crazy antics, action-packed shenanigans and heart-warming life lessons.
This summer’s movie schedule:
July 27: “Peter Rabbit” 
Based on the books by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton Tail enjoy their days harassing Mr. McGregor in his vegetable garden.
Aug. 3: “The Incredibles” 
A family of undercover superheroes try to live a quiet suburban life, but are forced into action to save the world.
Aug. 10: “Big Hero 6” 
When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo, plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Snohomish Movies in the Park are located outdoors on the lawn area of the Boys & Girls Club located at 402 Second Street. All the movies are free and open to the public. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at all times.
Come early to get a good seat. Bring a blanket, low-back chairs and a picnic dinner, or grab a snack at one of the food trucks or concession counter. Games and activities will be provided by Pursuit Church and Tae Kwon Do Way before the movies begin. Evenings get cool so bring warm clothes or an extra coat or blanket. Dusk changes each week, but anticipate the movie start time around 9:30 p.m.

Summer pruning class
Join instructor Trevor Cameron, Arboretum President and General Manager of Sunnyside Nursery, at the Evergreen Arboretum. Participants will actually help prune plants in the Arboretum. Come for all or part of the time allotted. Members attend free, while non-members pay just $10 for this class. Pay for class or join the Arboretum the day of class. The Evergreen Arboretum is in Legion Park at 145 Alverson Blvd. in Everett. The class is Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for non-members, free to members. RSVP required. Reservations can be made by calling the Arboretum message line at 425-257-8597.

Spirits and cigars tasting
Join Project Lolo for a tantalizing evening of award-winning, small batch artisan spirits and premium cigars at Skip Rock Distillers’ Tasting Room. Support a great cause while relishing in the distinct and refined tastes of Skip Rock’s beverages, paired with a carefully curated selection of boutique cigars. Portions of the proceeds from the event will support Project Lolo and between sips of Skip Rock’s palate-inspiring, signature cocktails and spirits, guests can peruse an assortment of silent charity auction bundles from various area businesses and donors.
Tickets are $60 and include a Skip Rock glass, whiskey and spirit samples, premium cigars for on-site sampling and food. Donations to Project Lolo will also be accepted on-site and you can show your support by purchasing Project Lolo bracelet, hat or shirt or by pre-ordering Project Lolo’s book, “Lolo’s Superpower,” at the event! The event is July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 104 Ave. C. Ages 21 and up.
Project Lolo is a global, nonprofit organization that advocates for children to live limitlessly, with fundraising efforts to help children with differing abilities gain access to orthopedic care and orthopedic devices, such as prostheses, crutches and wheelchairs.

Garden tour and plant sale
The annual Snohomish garden tour is Sunday, July 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Plant sale and day of tour tickets will be available at the Snohomish Senior Center at 506 Fourth Street. Tickets are $15 and are available online at Proceeds benefit First Street hanging baskets, grants, scholarships, and veggie garden produce donations to local food banks.

SHS Class of 1946 reunion
The Snohomish High School Class of 1946 will hold their 72nd Reunion Thursday, Aug. 16 at Hill Park at Blackman Lake, 1610 Park Ave., Snohomish from noon to 4 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. For more information, 360-569-5871 or 360-863-6031.

Summer Music at the Plaza
Free concerts begin Wednesday, June 13. Concerts continue on Wednesdays through July 25, with the exception of July 4.
Concert Series Schedule:
July 18: Second Hand Newz Fleetwood Mac Tribute (Pop/Rock)
July 25: Jette (Classic Rock)
Concerts are 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Food and craft vendors are on site from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Concerts are at the Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza at 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett.

Snohomish Youth Beekeeping
The Snohomish Youth Beekeeping group meets the second Monday of each month (except December) for free arts & crafts and a pollinator lesson for children ages 5 to 18. Class is at the at Snohomish Library at 311 Maple Ave., from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to with the number of children attending to ensure ample supplies.

Volunteers needed
Project Harvest in partnership with Lawns to Lettuce creates equal access to fresh, locally-grown food from farm to food bank in Snohomish County.
Volunteers are needed for the 2018 season. Please contact for more information.

Vacation Bible School
The Snohomish Evangelical Free Church and Zion Lutheran Church are partnering this summer to host a Vacation Bible School July 23-27 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. School is at 210 Ave. B.; phone is 360-568-9476. Start on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride.

Busy Bee Quilters
Busy Bee Quilters meets the third Thursday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m.
The May meeting was at the Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave. in Snohomish.
For more information or questions, please call 425-268-1119.

Friday Night Bingo
Everyone’s invited to a fun evening of Bingo every Friday at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
Early Bird Games, 12 Game Packs and Special Packs. Cash payouts on games from $20 to $100. Progressive Payouts up to $1,199. Pull tabs, too!

Birch Bay and Chuckanut Drive
Take a trip to Birch Bay and enjoy the view of the water while you lunch and then meander back along the water and Chuckanut Drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery. There will be a stop for dessert before returning. This day trip will be Aug. 9, $30 fee. Reserve your seat today – call Carl Gipson Senior Center at 425-257-8780 or stop by the center at 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett

Senior Fair
Carl Gipson Senior Center will host a free senior fair, “Swinging Into the Golden Years,” on Friday, July 27 from noon to 2 p.m.
There will be free goody bags to the first 100 guests, cooking demo, prize wheel/raffle, free light lunch, free blood pressure checks and balance checks.
This event will be held at the Everett Elks Lodge, 2802 Hoyt Ave. in Everett, and is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living Silver Lake and Dignity Memorial.

Cougar Mountain Zoo and Boehm’s Candy Tour
Start the day off at Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah and then head over to the Boehm’s Candy Factory for an afternoon tour. This fun day trip will be Sept. 5. Cost is $45. Reserve your seat today – call Carl Gipson Senior Center at 425-257-8780 or stop by the center at 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.

One Heart Wild Sanctuary
The One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary envisions a community that inspires healing, kindness, and advocacy through empathic relationships with all life on earth. This trip is Aug. 31 and the cost is $49.
Reserve your seat today – call Carl Gipson Senior Center at 425-257-8780 or stop by the center at 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.

Free Zumba
Carl Gipson Senior Center’s Zumba instructor will teach Zumba Gold on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Try it out for free and see if you’d like to sign up for future classes! Stop in to see Eric Wollan at the Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett, or call him at 425-257-8780 for more information.

Sequim Lavender Festival

Come browse the blooms, artists, vendors, music and food at the 22nd annual Sequim Lavender Festival July 20! Cost is $49, ferry fees are included in the price, but lunch is up to you. To register, call the Everett Parks Department at 425-257-8300 ext. 2 with code # 1651.

PUD low-income assistance
Low-income customers can receive help with their electric bills through energy assistance programs offered by PUD. The programs currently provide reductions of 20-60 percent off PUD electric and water bills based on income level.
Eligible for discounts are senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older and have a combined disposable annual income of less than $28,973. For an application or more information about the PUD’s assistance programs, customers should visit or call Customer Service at 425-783-1000.

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.

Line Dancing
In addition to traditional country line dancing, you will learn Latin dances and the waltz. This is a beginning dance class, no partner required. This class is held Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. Free to members, $2 per class for non-members. For more information call 360-794-6359.

Community Breakfast
The Snohomish Senior Center hosts a Community Breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Come have a delicious breakfast of biscuits and 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 senior center is located at 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

Explore your family tree
There are many reasons to build a family tree: to explore your family history, have a living connection to the past, trace and find your origins and roots, or leave a legacy to those who follow.
Lynda Hamilton is a family tree researcher for the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Project, those volunteers donate their time to free genealogy. Hamilton will research Snohomish Senior Center members’ individual family trees or provide one-on-one instruction or assistance for those who would prefer to do the online research themselves.
Stop by the senior center on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. The center is located at 506 Fourth St.

Monroe Mobility Lifeline
Do you need a ride? Are you over 60 years of age? The East County Senior Center offers transportation every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will pick you up in Monroe and take you to the store, to the Senior Center, to your physician, etc – as long as it’s in Monroe.
Please call 360-794-6359 for more information.

Friday Night Bingo
Everyone’s invited to a fun evening of Bingo every Friday at East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
Early Bird Games, 12 Game Packs and Special Packs. Cash payouts on games from $20 to $100. Progressive Payouts up to $1,199. Pull tabs, too!

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 direct web page file for the registration form is
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.

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.

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 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.

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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