Free wild mushroom show in Everett Oct. 11
The Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS) presents the 44th Annual Wild Mushroom show on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The event is held in Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 East Mukilteo Boulevard in Everett.
Hosted in cooperation with Everett Parks and Recreation, the annual show features a display of wild mushrooms collected by SCMS members, vendor sales, training on basic mushroom identification and demonstrations.
The event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.
The mushroom identificat-ion class will begin at 1 p.m. in Lions Hall.
For additional information visit the group’s website at www.scmsfungi.org
CROP Walk, for hunger relief efforts, will be in Snohomish on Oct. 11. Registration is 1 p.m. and the walk/run will be at 1:30 p.m. The event starts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 Second St. in Snohomish.
History of cans
Snohomish author Doug Rhodes expertise on tin cans all began with the accidental discovery of a “time capsule” of tin cans. He is the author of Labels, Leadville and Lore,
and his cans have been featured on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. A natural storyteller, Rhodes will present on the art and history of tin cans at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st Street NW in Stanwood.
The 5th annual Snohomish Brewfest will be held at the Snohomish Event Center, 1011 Second St. in Snohomish, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24.
This event is Snohomish Senior Center’s largest fundraiser of the year. The craft beer tasting event will host over 20 breweries bringing their freshly brewed beers. A $30 ticket buys a commemorative tasting glass, Seven 5 ounce tasting tokens and a $5 food coupon (German sausage meal catered by Java Haus). Choose from three tasting sessions: Friday night 6-9 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. You can also buy a VIP ticket and attend all three sessions. Designated driver tickets are $10 and includes entrance, bottle of water and a $5 food coupon.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.snohobrewfest.com
The dedication of the Mexican dancers of Baildores de Bronce is seen during performances of their intricate footwork and
The group will be performing at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. in Everett, on Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $25 and can be bought at www.historiceveretttheatre.org
Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner
The annual Snohomish-Tillicum Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner will be held on the Snohomish Homecoming this year! Enjoy a complete Spaghetti Dinner Friday, Oct. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, at the corner of 4th St. and Union St. Tickets are only $8 each, youth age 6-18 are $5 and ages five and under are admitted free of charge. 100 percent of the proceeds go to area children’s needs.
Snohomish Garden Club meeting
The next regular monthly meeting of the Snohomish Garden Club will be held on Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth Street in Snohomish. The evening’s program will feature sustainable gardening expert Jessi Bloom.
Huge Rummage Sale
This annual sale will be at the Waltz Bldg., 116 Ave. B in Snohomish, Thursday through Saturday, Oct.8 through 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Snohomish Historical Society and Blackman House Museum.
Bees, bees, bees
Learn about beekeeping at multiple events near you: at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way on Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.; and the Sultan Library, 315 Main St., Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Beer in the Barn
There will be over 20 craft breweries pouring amazing beers inside a barn on
Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Rd. in Snohomish.
This festival focuses on superior beer from local and national breweries. Also featured will be a rare and unusual beer tapped every hour starting at 12:30 p.m. With the $15 entry you will receive a souvenir tasting stein and five tasting tickets. A VIP option includes 15 tasting tickets for $35. (Tickets are
$5 extra the day of the festival)
More than 20 different breweries are bringing two beers each inside the barn at Thomas Family Farm from noon to 5 p.m.
Reward yourself with a fun day of trying up to 40 or more craft beers, plus activities for the kids including Kid Land, a cow train, a corn maze and of course picking pumpkins.
All proceeds benefit Buddy’s Foundation to support worthy causes.
Learn how to make great apple cider with expert at free event
Cider: it’s not just sweet anymore!
Join the Snohomish County Fruit Society on 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 Second Street for an event called “Hard Cider for Good Times” with Dr. Carol Miles of WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC). Dr. Miles will introduce the qualities that make cider apples desirable and discuss popular varieties for making cider and also give an overview of the WSU research program, where she is the program leader for cider apple research.
The meeting is free and open to the public. A brief business meeting will precede the presentation.
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 email@example.com.
Writers kickstart group
The Writers Kickstart Group in Snohomish provides help for aspiring writers, any age, any genre. The group meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. 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.
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
Now you can text to 911 dispatchers
Effective July 8, a new service in Snohomish County will be available for those who cannot safely call 911 in an emergency or those individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability.
Snohomish County 911 centers have completed testing and will begin accepting texts to 911 on July 8. Customers with text plans from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon can now send a text message in an emergency. Customers unsure whether their carrier offers
the ability to text to 911 should contact the carrier directly. They should not send “test” messages to 911.
Dialing 911 in an emergency is still the preferred way to request help, and the public is reminded to “Call if you can, text if you can’t.” For most people, sending a text to 911 will not replace making a call. Appropriate scenarios for texting 911 could include:
· Deaf, hard of hearing
callers or individuals with a speech disability.
· The caller is unable to
speak due to a medical issue or other condition.
· When speaking out loud would put the caller in danger such as a home invasion, an abduction, a domestic violence incident or an active-shooter scenario.
Group texts, photos and video cannot be sent to 911 at this time.
Dispatchers ask you text in simple words – do not use abbreviations or smiley faces.
As is the case with calling 911, customers should only text 911 for emergency situations that require an immediate response from police, fire or emergency medical services.
Texting to 911 is not a replacement for calling with information. Sending a text to 911 may take longer than a voice call because someone must enter the text, send it through the system and then the 911 call taker has to enter a text response and send it back. Time is critical in a life-threatening emergency, and customers should be aware of this difference.