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Early Ford Swap Meet
The 46th annual Seattle Auto Swap Meet will be May 18-19 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Swap Meet hours are May 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about the club, visit

City planting event
Volunteers of all ages are invited to connect and serve with neighbors at two community planting days: Friday, May 17 in downtown Everett and Saturday, June 1 at Forest Park.
The city will provide gloves, trowels, safety vests, refreshments and souvenir buttons. Dress for the weather at one or both events and help dress Everett in its floral best for summer.
For the downtown event, meet at the corner of Hewitt and Colby avenues.

Flags for Our Fallen 5K
VFW Post 7511 invites the community to be part of a remembrance for fallen veterans to benefit the post.
The Flags for Our Fallen 5k Run/Walk will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Blvd. in Monroe.
Registration fee is $40, youth age 12 and under can participate for free.
To register, visit
All funds raised during the event will be dedicated to VFW Post 7511 as it seeks to enhance its ability to serve veterans.

Lions to celebrate 90 years
Calling all Lions from the past: The Snohomish Lions will have a private celebration on Saturday, May 18 at the Snohomish Senior Center to mark the service group’s 90th anniversary in the city. For more information, see the Snohomish Lions’ Facebook page.

Annual seniors dinner
The 2019 Senior Citizens Dinner “Fiesta” will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. The free dinner will be held at Snohomish High School (1316 5th St. in Snohomish). Community senior citizens are invited for dinner, games, dessert and entertainment! To RSVP, please call 360-563-4001 no later than Thursday, May 16. This free event is sponsored by the Snohomish High School and Glacier Peak High School leadership students.

Free Life Sling class
Learn how to use a life sling in marine applications by the Milltown Sailing Club.
Free instruction video and hands-on demonstration class on Sunday, June 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call or email to register: Grant Albert at 425-387-4155 or

Pints 4 Purple
Support the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at an event called Pints 4 Purple from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Lost Canoe Brewery, 1208 10th St. in Snohomish.

Tankfest Northwest
Hear the rumble and boom of vintage tanks and artillery at the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum’s eighth annual Tankfest Northwest event.
See military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, and have fun with a scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, educational speaker, food from some of the region’s top food trucks and much more.
Tankfest is Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Paine Field.
General Admission tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth ages 6 to 17 and free for veterans, active military and children under five.
For more information, visit

Ick-tivity Club
Make a little bit of a mess while creating some experimental art! Activities designed for ages 9 and up. Tuesday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.

Genealogy workgroup
Interested in genealogy? Drop in and join the monthly workgroup May 18 at 10 a.m. at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Present your roadblocks to the group, learn tips and listen to presentations. For family history researchers of all levels.

Fobes/Swans Trail reunion
The students from Fobes and Swans Trail schools will be holding their annual reunion and potluck on Sunday, June 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at Hill Park on Blackmans Lake, 1610 Park Ave., in Snohomish. For information, call 425-334-2939.

Arboretum speech
On Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 2 pm., Karen Chapman will lend her expertise to gardeners in Snohomish County at the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Horticultural Classroom 105 in Legion Park, 145 Alverson Boulevard in Everett. Make a reservation on the message phone at 425-257-8597. This class is free to arboretum members and $10 for non-members. Seating is limited, reserve early.

Community Games
The last Friday of the month is time for games at the Monroe Library. This month will be dice games! Fabulous prizes for winners. It’s on May 31 at 2 p.m. The library is located at 1070 Village Way.

SHS band donation drive
Clear out your closets and donate your reusable items to help Snohomish High School Band raise money.  SHS is teaming up with Goodwill to accept donations of clothing, toys, jewelry, electronics, household items, books and much more.  Almost anything is acceptable provided it is no larger than an end table.  No mattresses, hazardous materials, furniture, or broken items.  The event is Sunday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the SHS west parking lot by the tennis courts at 1316 – 5th St.  For more information contact Ken Head at

“Madagascar Jr.”
Emerson Elementary’s play this year is “Madagascar Jr.” Performances are in the SHS PAC on: Friday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday May 18 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., plus Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday May 25 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Arboretum speech
On Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 2 pm., Karen Chapman will lend her expertise to gardeners in Snohomish County at the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Horticultural Classroom 105 in Legion Park, 145 Alverson Boulevard in Everett. Make a reservation on the message phone at 425-257-8597. This class is free to arboretum members and $10 for non-members. Seating is limited, reserve early.

Marine swap meet
Sell your marine and boating gear on Saturday, May 18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Milltown Sailing’s Clubhouse, 410-14th Street on the Everett Waterfront. Free to buyers, costs money for sellers. Sellers register at or call 425-985-7795.  

Join in to pick unwanted fruit and vegetables with Project Harvest to increase access to nutritious food for people who are food-insecure.
Project Harvest and Snohomish Conservation District will be hosting several gleaning events at local farms throughout the summer. Sign up for the mailing list to stay in the loop for upcoming events and workshops at

Sewing donations
Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors are collecting donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment for their annual Fabric Sale in June. Call Arlene, 425-743-0118 or Julie, 425-835-0391 for additional details.

Sew Thoughtful
Help sew quilts for children who are at Mary’s Place in Everett and the Everett Women’s Shelter.
The Snohomish Clothing and Textiles Advisors are collecting quilts, and will hold a get-together to sew on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 Cedar Valley Ave W. in Lynnwood.
Bring your sewing machine, regular sewing equipment and a few basic colors of construction thread. Bring your own brown bag lunch and beverage.

Foster parents needed
Is foster parenting for you? Do you have questions about becoming a foster parent? Are you currently a relative caregiver for a foster child? Please email for more information or go to their website,

Vendors wanted
If you would like to be a vendor at the Snohomish Senior Center’s annual Spring Bazaar on April 13, please call Carol at 425-870-1485 to learn more or sign up.

Host an exchange student
The ASSE Student Exchange Program, a nonprofit, public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet Republics. Host families provide room, board and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home. Couples, single parents and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to apply.Exchange students arrive shortly before the 2019-2020 school year and each student is fully insured, has personal spending money and expects to bear their share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. For more information, go to, email or call 800-733-2773.

Dance Lessons
Come alone or bring a friend or partner! Beginner square dance lessons are at the Horseshoe Grange, 16424 Broadway Ave. in Snohomish. Lessons run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The first lesson is free, afterward, lessons are $7 each. The lessons are set up in two 10-week sessions that consist of two hours of dancing and instruction each Tuesday evening. All dancers are requested to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Ages 12 and up welcome.
For more information, visit

Immigration resource
The Everett Community Resource Center presents free immigration consultations at 215 W. Mukilteo Boulevard in Everett. Consultations are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Support is available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Hindi and Russian. For more information, email or call 425-355-6005.

Medical equipment needed
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheel chairs, transport chairs, rolling or front wheel walkers, shower chairs and bedside commodes. MedShed hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MedShed is located at 210 Ave.B, in the parking lot of the Snohomish Evangelical Church. For more information call 425-238-8482.

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 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 Monroe Community 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 Monroe Community 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 Bookshop, 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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