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COVID-19 pandemic-status has led to widespread closures and cancellations. Our briefs section has reduced as a result and the Tribune encourages people to check ahead of an event on your personal calendar, as it may be canceled. If you are high-risk or symptomatic for COVID-19, stay home.

Killer Whale Tales
On Thursday July 9, at 7 p.m., the Adopt-A-Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks are presenting Killer Whale Tales - a magical Zoom event for 3rd graders to old-timers. To make reservations, call 425-316-8592 or register online from the Northwest Stream Center Nature Store, The cost is $5 for Adopt-A-Stream Foundation members; $7 non-members.
Biologist Jeff Hogan will bring the San Juan Killer Whale population to you via photographs and underwater video.

Kla Ha Ya Days salmon bake

Although the Kla Ha Ya Days Festival has been cancelled this year, one event that will definitely be happening is the Salmon Bake.
Thanks to Andy’s Fish House, the Salmon Bake will be Sunday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on First Street in downtown Snohomish.
Pre-sale tickets are available at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 Second St. or Andy’s Fish House, at First Sreet and Avenue D.
$20 presale or $25 at the event, or purchase online through the Kla Ha Ya Days Salmon Bake on Facebook.
Proceeds will benefit the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club.

Everett library restarts curbside pick-up
Curbside library services will be offered six days a week at the main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., in Everett.
Library customers are invited to request library materials by logging onto their accounts at or by calling the Library at 425-257-8000.
Curbside service will be available during the following hours: Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Everett face cover donation/distribution days

Everett Emergency Management continues to collect and distribute face covers thanks to the generous donations and excellent sewing skills of community members. Stop by the drive-thru sites in the first half of June to donate face covers or pick one up while supplies last. Walk-ups are also welcome and all face cover donations are appreciated.
Learn more about making, donating and caring for face covers at

Free Alzheimer’s presentations
The Alzheimer’s Association of Washington is holding five free online seminars this month regarding memory care.
The webinar June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m., is about warning signs of dementia. June 30, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., is a presentation in Spanish about the basics of Alzheimer’s.
Each online seminar is free. To register for access, visit

Snohomish sets watering schedule
The city asks people to only water their yard once every three days. It has offered the public a suggested calendar that revolves the day to water based on the last digits of your home address. To see the calendar, visit: or browse the city website,

WSU Master Gardeners offering free online classes
The Snohomish County Extension Master Gardeners by WSU are offering free online gardening classes beginning in June. Growing a vegetable garden in a pot, is one of six clear and concise vegetable gardening classes offered.
The line-up includes: Grow Your Own Salad Greens, Growing Vegetable Basics, Western Washington Vegetable Gardeners’ Calendar and Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds.
Each online class will be held over Zoom and last no more than 45 minutes, including plenty of time for questions. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting June 2 and ending on June 18 and will start promptly at 7 p.m.
Advance registration is required for these free classes, which will be recorded to watch post-event.
Master Gardener Volunteers are also available to answer plant problem questions by calling 425-357-6010, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, or through email at
For more information and to register, visit

Child care available
Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs have announced they are offering child care for essential workers.
Both the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club are offering child care for free to all first responders and health care workers, both clubs said in news releases.
For some families, the Boys & Girls Club is offering discounted rates and the Y is offering direct financial assistance to lower the cost.
Contact your closest facility for details.

Emergency dental referral help line
A nonprofit affiliated with Delta Dental, a benefits provider firm, is using its free dental referral service called DentistLink to connect people.
People needing assistance can call or text DentistLink at 1-844-888-5465 to get the referral process started at no cost.
DentistLink is a service focused on people who have Apple Health (Medicaid) or do not have insurance.

HDS recruiting volunteers
Historic Downtown Snohomish Association is recruiting volunteers for their upcoming events: this summer’s Sunset Wine Walks (must be 21 years of age), Tweed Ride in September and the Zombie Walk in October.
For more information, call 425-890-6143 or email

MedShed calls for equipment donors
The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheelchairs, 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.

Life jacket loaner program
Fire District 7 participates in a Life Jacket Loaner program. If you need to borrow a life jacket for a day or the weekend, visit Fire Station 31, 163 Village Court in Monroe, to get fitted and check one out for free.

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,

Immigration resource
The Everett Community Resource Center presents free immigration consultations. Support is available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Hindi and Russian. For more information, email or call 425-355-6005.

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.

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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