Sew for others
If you love to sew and would like to make a difference in someone’s life, please join the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) Friday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Sew Thoughtful project. The group will be sewing walker bags for Group Health Hospital Rehab. Kits and fun will be provided. Meet at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension Office. Please bring your sewing machine, sewing tools and lunch. Contact Carla Peery 206-595-9717 or email email@example.com for more information.
Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl & Poker Walk
The Snohomish Kiwanis is hosting an Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl & Poker Walk Saturday, Dec. 20 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Crawl through historic downtown Snohomish bars and businesses! Enjoy live music at The Oxford, 907 Bar & Grill, Stewarts Place and The Hawthorne; karaoke at Piccadilly Circus.
There will be a $150 cash and prize package for the Most Ugly Sweater and $150 cash and prize package for Best Couple Ugly Sweater.
The Poker Walk winner receives half the pot and a valuable Snohomish prize package for best 5 card hand. (Just $5 to participate in the poker walk collected at check-in). Some poker walk stops will close at 8:30 p.m. The winner will be announced at the Oxford at 11 p.m.
Tickets are $15 at http://bit.ly/SnohoUglySweater or $20 per person at check-in (includes contest entry and three drink tokens). To receive a wristband, drink tokens and poker sheet, check in at Skip Rock Distillers, 104 Ave. C between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Participants must have valid ID and be over 21 years of age.
Christmas Lights Cruise
Bring decorated (lights please!) car, truck, or 2-wheeler to Snohomish Saturday, Dec. 20 for the 3rd Annual Free-style Christmas Lights Cruise! The route is a lap around First and Second streets. Traffic flows clockwise. Show up any time between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Enter anywhere along the route. It’s “freestyle”! Do a few laps, or the whole hour. Bring your camera! (Vehicles must be street-legal.)
Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk
Come celebrate the Winter Solstice with a Candle Walk on the Riverfront Trail in Snohomish. Stroll with friends, come a-caroling or simply contemplate the beauty of the evening Sunday, Dec. 21 from dusk to 7 p.m.
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is pleased to bring you the Bronn and Katherine Journey Christmas Concert Series Dec. 18-21.
From the inspiring natural beauty of their Pacific Northwest home, the Journeys bring music that is nothing short of glorious! The harp is often called “the instrument of angels,” and Bronn’s versatility and skill on this ancient instrument, along with Katherine’s radiant voice will transport you to the gates of heaven itself!
Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all four days. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 general or $18 for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased through www.brownpapertickets.com or subject to availability at the door.
Please call 360-568-9412 for more information. The Thumbnail Theater is located at Fourth Street and Avenue D.
Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died. The anguish of broken relationships. The insecurity of unemployment. The weariness of ill health. The pain of isolation. All of these things can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern. We need to know that we are not alone.
Snohomish Evangelical Free Church is offering a special “Blue Christmas” service Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Come and join in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, those who struggle – and that God’s word come to shine light into our darkness.
Everyone, regardless of church background, is welcome. The church is located at 210 Ave. B.
Battle of the Banks
Now through December 29, select Chamber member banks put on the gloves to “battle it out” to fight hunger during the 6th Annual Battle of the Banks to Benefit the Food Bank!
Help your bank become the “Heavy Weight Champion” in the fight against hunger in our community! The Battle Banks are collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations for the Snohomish Community Food Bank.
Participating banks are: Washington Federal, 620 2nd St.; Columbia Bank, 167 Lincoln St.; Opus Bank, 1101 Ave. D; Coastal Community Bank, 928 Ave. D and Peoples Bank inside Fred Meyer, 2801 Bickford Ave.
The Snohomish Chalet (Delta Foundation) is offering 24-inch wreaths for $20. The wreaths are made with fresh greens, holly, pinecones and a beautiful bow. The wreaths will be made by Chalet staff and family members of the residents and are available now through Christmas.
To order your wreath, contact Lynn Neff at 360-568-2168. All proceeds benefit the needs of the residents at the Chalet, improving the lives for people with traumatic brain injuries.
Christmas at Western Heritage
Western Heritage Center at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds is open from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 20 offering free activities focusing on what kids might have done 100 years ago.
Enjoy hay rides, make old-fashioned Christmas decorations and more!
For more information call 425-232-3493.
For two decades, Sea Mar Community Health has been hosting annual holiday parties for low-income patients and their families.
Your donation of new toys, books, games and arts and craft supplies to go to over 600 children and 350 families in Snohomish County is greatly appreciated now through Dec. 20. Monetary donations will be applied toward toy purchases.
Please deliver new, unwrapped gifts to Sea Mar at 17707 W. Main St. To donate money or ask questions, contact Virginia Sanchez at 360-282-3885 ext. 34088 or email VirginiaSanchez@seamarchc.org
Rhythm of Christmas
The Monroe Concert Band (MCB) presents The Rhythm of Christmas Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 West Main St. This holiday concert will include traditional and not so traditional Christmas music such as White Christmas, Coventry Carol, A Medieval Christmas, Cowboy Christmas and more. Admission is free, however MCB will accept donations of hats, scarves, gloves, hand warmers and socks for the men and women of the Monroe Cold Weather Shelter.
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