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Pop-up market
The Everett Farmers Market Pop-Up Market is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 9 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.
Multiple vendors are planning to be there.
For more information: www.everettfarmersmarket.com

Blood donations sought
Blood donors who come into any Bloodworks Northwest donor center or blood drive between now and March 17 for a chance to win a new car.
Donors can find locations of donor centers, blood drives or make appointments online at BloodworksNW.org/winacar. For more information, call 800-398-7888, or text “winacar” to 91985 to learn more and download the Bloodworks App.  Everett Center is located at 2703 Oakes Ave. in Everett, and can be contacted at 425-740-2909. 


350 Everett meeting hosts Councilwoman Megan Dunn
Local climate action group 350 Everett will meet Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:15 p.m. at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
Join us as we welcome Megan Dunn, our newest Snohomish
County Council member, to our monthly meeting. Megan will
speak briefly about joining the Council and listen to constituent
concerns

Green Snohomish meets Feb. 1
Green Snohomish: the first meeting of 2020 is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Angel Arms Works Studio, 230 Ave B. The group typically meets the first Saturday of each month. The meetings are open to the public. 

Lip Sync Battle
The Monroe Lip Sync Battle is on for January. Silly and crazy acts are part of the game. The event is Jan. 25, but entries were due by Jan. 11. The show will be at the Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St. in Monroe. Tickets are $5.
All fees benefit the Monroe Public Schools Foundation.

Garden Club scholarship opportunity
The Monroe Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior or college student who is pursuing a degree in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include botany, environmental sciences, forestry, floral design, landscape design, nursery management, viticulture, etc. Applicants must reside in or within 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is April 1; finalists will be notified mid-April and will be invited to an interview mid-May. For more information or to request an application packet, phone 360-793-1829 or email linda4travel@hotmail.com.

Al-non, 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 www.dist23.org or call 425-348-7828.

Snohomish Climate Advocates meetings
The Snohomish Climate Advocates will dedicate their next few meetings to lay crucial groundwork for climate advocacy initiatives in 2020. The next meeting is 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.
The event starts with an overview of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, presented by Don Dillinger. Handouts will be provided. Snohomish Climate Advocates seek preservation of the PNW and global climate through collective non-partisan, peaceful, all-volunteer cooperation with policy makers, practitioners and other advocacy groups.
Participation is free and open, and time-commitment is up to participants.

Art exhibit opens Jan. 16
An opening reception for the Marita Dingus and Hoa Hong art exhibit is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue. The exhibit features the artwork of two Washington artists. Dingus is a mixed media sculptor, using reclaimed materials to explore environmental and political themes. Hong, a figurative painter and muralist, explores the question, “Do we ever truly know a person?” Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Bee knowledge shared in Monroe
Our relationship with the honey bee has evolved over thousands of years.
In the United States, beekeeping moved from a ubiquitous presence in farms and backyards, to commercial operations of 10,000s, even 100,000s, of hives. The “rules of the game” changed in 1984 with bee parasites introduced by global trade and economy.
Join Eli Ocheltree, a local certified Journeyman Beekeeper with a beekeeping and science research background who shares her unique skills and knowledge teaching classes in the region.
Eli has a reasoned and practical approach to keeping healthy bees in Western Washington, focusing on the benefits and challenges unique to this locale.
The beekeeping series focuses on shorter classes about how beekeeping has changed over the past few decades.
Beekeeping classes this winter are at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.
The series started with The Unique Honey Bee, which has already passed. Upcoming classes are as follows:
Sunday, February 16: Math & Science for Beekeepers: “Boring” Becomes “Useful”
Sunday, February 23: Buzz on Bees: Fact or Fiction?
For more information, contact the Monroe library at 360-794-7851.

Country Praise
Local singer-songwriter Denny Perrigoue presents “Country Praise” every first Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St. Donate what you can. It is billed as Testimony through Music. For questions, call 360-568-3141.


Textile and sewing grants being awarded
Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors, a non-profit organizations supporting clothing and textile education or sew for charitable purposes may apply for a grant.
The Snohomish County Clothing & Textile Advisors are trained volunteers who provide clothing, textile and needle arts education to the community.
Information about applying for a grant, donating to the annual fabric sale or becoming a member of SnoCo CTA, contact julie.sevald@wsu.
edu

Sewing items needed
Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors are preparing for their 10th Annual Fabric Sale with more details to come. Now they are collecting donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment. Proceeds will go to local scholarships, grants and sewing classes. Call Arlene for information about donations 425-743-011.

Breakfast every third Saturday
The Monroe Community Senior Center offers a community breakfast every third Saturday, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Meals are prepared and served by the volunteer crew, and all proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Cost is $6 and kids 10 and under eat free.

Table tennis
Play on one of five professional tables, and challenge the practice robot! Table tennis professional and nationally ranked player Howard Grossman gives free skills demonstrations and low-cost training session. Cost is $2. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 1-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everet. 425-257-8780.

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.

Monroe Garden Club scholarship
The Monroe Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior or college student who is pursuing a degree in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include botany, environmental sciences, forestry, floral design, landscape design, nursery management, viticulture, etc. Applicants must reside in or within 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is April 1; finalists will be notified mid-April and will be invited to an interview mid-May. For more information or to request an application packet, phone 360-793-1829 or email
linda4travel@hotmail.com

Square dance class at the Horseshoe
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. After that, 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 www.squarecrows.org/
lesson-information

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.

Senior Dances
Senior Dances are held Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes St. in Everett. Bob’s Dance Band provides the live music. No partner needed. Admission is $7. For more information, 425-252-0291.

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 jill-mutcheson@olivecrest.org for more information or go to their website, www.olivecrest.org

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 everett@lcsnw.org 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 www.snohomishefc.com, 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, www.sno.wednet.edu
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 www.monroetoastmasters.com

  

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