Human Rights Celebration
The public is invited to participate in a Human Rights Celebration and Potluck Salad Luncheon Friday, October 24. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
Cindy Walker with "Kid's Dream" will be sharing and giving brief tours of the foster children's clothing closet before the 11 a.m. worship celebration, "Through God our Hands Can Protect.”
The event will be at the Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, located at 36th Street. and Colby Avenue. For more information contact Sno-Isle Unit President Jeannie Lish at 360-652-9227.
People throughout Everett are collecting hundreds of pairs of new, warm adult socks to donate to homeless and low-income community members at the fourth annual “Socktoberfest” celebration held at Trinity Lutheran College on Sunday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Local residents and members of our homeless community will gather to enjoy live music, share bratwurst, locally brewed root beer, door prizes and fun. Socks will be distributed to all in need that evening.
New adult pairs of socks may be donated for this year's Socktoberfest event at locations across Snohomish County. These include:
• Trinity Lutheran College, 2802 Wetmore Avenue,
• Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave, Everett
• Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett
• Everett First Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave, Everett
• Warm Beach Free Methodist Church at 20815 Marine Drive, Stanwood,
• Stanwood Freeborn Lutheran Church 2304 300th Street, Stanwood
For more information, you may visit our Socktoberfest website: www.socktoberfest.org.
Are Any Plastics Safe?
The Green Party of Snohomish County invites you to a presentation of “Are Any Plastics Safe?...” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt. A discussion will follow.
Idea to Launch?
Turn your dream of self-employment into a reality with Idea to Launch.
This SEAP eligible program provides you with simple solutions and strategies to help you plan, design, and launch a sustainable business. In-person workshops are supported with on-demand e-learning to support the successful launch of your new venture. Distance, and in-person, business coaching support your entrepreneurial process.
The class will be at GROW Washington’s Everett location, 3013 Colby Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Oct 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 12, 19. For more details go to www.growwashington.biz/classes
Plan to Grow class
In this hands-on small business workshop series you will gain marketing strategies and tools to successfully grow your business, attract and retain satisfied customers, and promote awareness of your products. Take away a Market Launch Plan, Social Media Marketing Calendar, and more!
The class will be at GROW Washington’s Everett location, 3013 Colby Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 12, 19. For more details go to www.growwashington.biz/classes
Green Party meetings
The Snohomish County Green Party meets the second Tuesday and fourth Sunday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Firewheel Community Coffeehouse, 2727 Colby Ave. Everyone is welcome.
Kids Christmas bike work parties
Once again Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will be giving refurbished kids bikes to Christmas House. Last year they gave 74 bikes and today they have 103 bikes waiting to be worked on.
Christmas House is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization that allows qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant – 18 yrs old. In 2013 they provided more than 50,000 gifts to over 9,000 children from 3,000 families.
You can find out more at http://www.christmas-house.org. All mechanical abilities are welcome. Seasoned mechanics and cleaner-uppers are needed. Food will be provided by the shop.
Work Party Schedule:
Wednesdays Oct. 15 through Dec. 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 2, 10 a.m to
Saturday Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to
Saturday Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to
Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop is located at 2525 Broadway Ave. For more information call 425-252-6952 or visit www.sharingwheels.org
BrewFest Oct. 24-25
On Oct. 24 and 25, a roster of 21 craft brewers from the Pacific Northwest will showcase 75 unique and specialty brews for tasting in an outstanding setting at the Snohomish Event Center, 1101 Second St.
There are three tastings to choose from: Friday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 for individual tasting sessions, and comes with a souvenir tasting glass, five tasting tokens and a $5 coupon you can use towards buying the famous original “Snohomish BrewFest” sausage dinner. You can purchase extra tasting tokens onsite!
Designated drivers can enter for $10 and will receive a $5 coupon toward the purchase of the famous original “Snohomish BrewFest” sausage dinner.
VIP Tickets are $50 and allow going to all three sessions, a souvenir tasting glass, 10 tasting tokens and and two $5 coupons you can use toward buying the famous original “Snohomish BrewFest” sausage dinners. Tickets are on sale on www.brownpapertickets.com and at www.snohobrewfest.com
The event is the largest fundraiser for the Snohomish Senior Center. All proceeds benefit the senior center.
Louis Foxx Magic Show
This family program at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., is filled with astounding magic tricks, side splitting comedy, hilarious cowboy tricks, eye popping hand shadows, and much, much more! The show will be Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. Supported by Friends of the Snohomish Library.
Alternative Christmas Fair
Give a meaningful gift this year and shop at the Alternative Christmas Fair Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave. in Snohomish.
Local and global organizations will be selling goods or asking for donations for their causes. There will be gifts for all budgets!
First Architect of Snohomish
During the month of October, the Snohomish Library is featuring an exhibit of photographs of the surviving buildings designed by the first architect of Snohomish, JS White. Architectural photographer Otto Greule and local historian Warner Blake collaborated to document these marvelous structures and the man who designed them.
A walking tour of the buildings led by Warner Blake will start from the Snohomish Library on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. The Library is located at 311 Maple Ave.
Aquatic Halloween Spooktacular
The Snohomish Aquatic Center is hosting a Halloween Spooktacular Friday, Oct. 31 from 4-7:30 p.m. Check out the huge, new inflatable play structure in the Competition Pool – slide, climb, jump, swing, bounce and more! Costume contest is 4-4:30 p.m. Come play games including a cake walk! Cost is only $6 and includes the FlowRider! For ticket pre-sales and more information call 360-568-8030. The Aquatic Center is located at 516 Maple Avenue.
Imagine Inn Halloween Costume Party
The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, located at 1211 4th St., will host The Imagine Inn Halloween Costume Party Oct. 24 and 25 at 10 a.m.
Come in your favorite costume and join the Imagine Inn crew for a Halloween Costume Party! Starring Tim Noah and Cyndi Soup and introducing Rilla and Cian Brenchley. Songs, dancing, puppets, stories and more! Reservations suggested for groups of 10+.
Tickets are $6 (babies in arms admitted free) and are available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door (subject to availability). For more information call 360-568-9412.
4-H performance classes
The Snohomish County 4-H Performing Arts Club, Show Biz Kids, begins its monthly meetings the second Tuesday of the month starting in October.
This department provides opportunities to explore interests in theater, dance, vocal performance, puppetry, stage craft and variety acts. The club is open for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. Meetings are held at the Horseshoe Grange in the Cathcart/Clearview area, 164th and Broadway. Meetings are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Jan Bond at 360-668-6681 or call the 4-H Extension Office at 425-357-6044.
Sky Valley Classic
The 6th annual Sky Valley Classic fun run will be Oct. 25. There will be a 10K, 5K and 1-mile course. The courses begin on Main Street near Lewis Street.
Register at 7 a.m. at the Union Bank parking lot, 201 W. Main St. Start time is at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 prior to Oct. 16 and $35 after. Youth ages 6-16 pay their age. This event supports the Minority Achievers Program for youth in middle school to high school in the Sky Valley area.
The Monroe Concert Band is celebrating 10 years in Monroe with an Anniversary Party Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 West Main. A reception will follow the free concert. Everyone is invited!
Western Heritage pumpkin carving contest
The Western Heritage Center will be hosting its first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, October 25 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 at its museum on the east end of the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe.
Prizes will be given in each age group; six years and under, 7-12 years, 13-19 years and 19 and over. All pumpkins must be pre-carved and parents may help with children’s entries but do no more than 50% of the carving.
Guests will also be able to make their own apple cider using an old time press. Apples will be provided but you must bring your own container. The event will also feature hay rides through the fairgrounds, as well as the museum’s exhibits open for viewing
The event is free to the public however cash donations will be accepted. For more information contact the center at 360-232-3493 or visit www.westernheritagecenter.org.