Briefs and Area Events Calendar

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Everett Pride
Everett’s Pride will start with a festival Saturday, June, 15 starting at 11 a.m. along Wetmore Avenue between Hewitt and Pacific avenues until 6 p.m., plus there are events after 6 p.m. around downtown.
Further details.

Free Solstice Art and Music Festival
Meet 40-plus art vendors and hear 11 Pacific Northwest bands at two venues for free at the Solstice Art and Music Festival this Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price is a donation if you can. Event is family-friendly.
The two venues are the Burkhead Art Center at 21416 95th St. SE, Snohomish, and at Cedarbrook Farms (Cedarbrook Veterinary Care) at 9812 215th Ave. SE, Snohomish. The set times of the stages alternate so people can visit both stages. The two venues are close by to each other north of Monroe.

Snohomish For Equity meeting
Join Snohomish For Equity the evening of Monday, June 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Snohomish Carnegie, 105 Cedar Ave., Snohomish, to hear from Wil Johnson, host of the podcast “At-Homish” and the DEI director for Snohomish Schools. To RSVP, email

Food trucks
Food trucks serve up local favorites in downtown Everett at Village Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Ave., on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. through mid-September.

Musical Mountaineers
The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation will have the Musical Mountaineers and Friends perform a 90-minute set Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. (Early admission is at 6 p.m.). The show is at the Northwest Stream Center, in McCollum Park at 600 128th St SE, Everett.
The show is to kick off the Foundation’s $1.5 million Sustainable Infrastructure campaign to convert its Visitors Building into a Sustainable Ecosystem Lab.
Show tickets are $40 for general admission, $50 for priority seating.
Purchase tickets online at, by calling 425-316-8592, or in person at the Northwest Stream Center’s Nature Store.

Historic Everett Cemetery Tour
Learn of Everett’s important figures at Historic Everett’s annual cemetery tour at Evergreen Cemetery will be Saturday, June 22. The cemetery is at 4504 Broadway, Everett. A light brunch at the cemetery starts at 10 a.m. and Gene Fosheim leads the tour at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for the general public, $5 for Historic Everett members. Walk-ins allowed, or preregister by emailing

Dream Builders car show
The 10th annual Dream Builders Car Show, a large event benefiing Big Brothers Big Sisters Snohomish County, will be Sunday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. around the Evergreen Speedway, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe. The day is filled with hundreds of unique cars to see, as well as live action racing, live bands and more. The show requests a $5 suggested donation for admission. All money benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Pirate songs concert
The Monroe Community Band is hosting a free pirate-themed concert featuring the Three Bells.Hear rousing sea shanties and swashbuckling tunes Sunday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St.

Fobes/Swans Trail School Reunion-Potluck
The annual reunion will be Sunday, June 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at Hill Park on Blackman Lake in Snohomish.
For info call: 360-941-3674.

Everett Pride events:
• Everett Pride is June 15 at Wetmore Plaza, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. with after-events including two events from 6-8 p.m., and a dance party at APEX ($25 at the door, 21-and- older) from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Neighborhood Town Hall Day and Block Party
The Everett Station District Alliance is hosting its annual Neighborhood Town Hall Day on Thursday, June 20 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. There will also be a neighborhood street fair and block party!
It’ll be along 32nd Street between Smith and Paine avenues.

Swans Trail baby animals, berries
The Baby Animals and Berries Festival includes a barnyard petting zoo, wagon rides, ziplines, 50-foot slides, a cow train and more. Dates are June 8-9, 14-16 and 22-23. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
No admission required for the U-pick berry farm.
The farm is at 7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish.
Admission is $22.50 for children and adults, $14.95 for seniors 65+. Advance tickets are required, purchase through

Monroe Summer Block Party
The Monroe Summer Block Party will be June 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. in downtown Monroe. Get food, hear live music, see vendors, even test your skills in axe throwing.

Attracting Birds to Your Garden
Have you always enjoyed watching birds and other critters in your garden and wanted to create a more inviting place for them in your garden? This Skagit Audubon Society presentation is all about creating just such a place whether it is a full garden or just a few plants added to your existing garden. Presentation is Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for seating. Reservations recommended, please text 425-210-6272.

Amateur radio operators event
Each June, the United States holds the country’s largest single emergency preparedness exercise as over 30,000 operators participate and demonstrate radio operations. National Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June (June 22 and 23).
While there is much to know and do in a disaster, from fighting fires to rescuing trapped survivors and providing emergency medical treatment, you don’t need to do it all. You will need to know how to reach those who can.
 If you own a CB, FRS, GMRS, or Ham Radio, you can get information into and out of the local emergency radio relay network.
The group says come to Lake Tye Park in Monroe and make it a day. Watch and learn how emergency radio operators serve the entire network of professional and volunteer emergency response agencies.
 The local National Field Day is hosted by the Sky Valley Amateur Radio Club W7SKY, beginning at 11 a.m. PDT Saturday and running through 1 p.m. Sunday.  Radio operators from the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), the American Red Cross (ARC), and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will introduce you to the emergency communication network.

Engage Snohomish
Network with fellow businesses at Engage Snohomish! The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Engage Everett
Do business networking at Engage Everett each month. Each second Wednesday of the month.

Life Jackets at Lake Tye
There is a new Life Jacket Loaner Cabinet at Monroe’s Lake Tye. Infant, youth, and adult life jackets are available on loan at no charge. When finished using the life jacket, it is asked that you return it to the cabinet.

Roe v. Wade protest
Snohomish County Indivisible will hold a protest against the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on Monday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at 3900 Broadway, Everett.

Everett Art Walk
The Everett Art Walk always takes place downtown on the third Thursday of the month. Stroll downtown from 5 to 9 p.m. that third Thursday to see art in spots such as The Lucky Dime, Port Gardner Bay Winery, Artisans PNW and Zamarama Gallery. For full list, see

Salmon for Soldiers
The 2024 Day of Honor boater registration is now open. The event is in need of 100 volunteer boaters who wish to provide a day on the water for Veterans and Active Duty Military members. The Day of Honor is scheduled for Sept. 14 at Harbor Marine at the Port of Everett. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided. Launching, moorage and parking free. Send an email to if interested.

Home Fire Safety
Learn the steps to take before, during and after a fire. This free class will discuss: smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire and injury prevention, evacuation and escape planning. All ages are welcome. Presented by Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue June 20 at 1 p.m. at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. Please RSVP through 360-794-6359.

Peter Rivera show
Peter Rivera, lead singer and drummer of the rock band Rare Earth, returns to The Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., on June 29. The show was rescheduled after press time.
He’ll play the hits from the band plus more. General Admission $30, and $25 for Seniors and Military, through   Ticket prices increase by $5 more day-of-show.

Locals start STEM scholarship
Snohomish residents Dave Schmotzer and Lynette Fricke have created the Otto Bear Memorial Scholarship with a total fund of $5,000. Any female high school senior in California, Oregon, or Washington who is pursuing STEM with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship opportunity. To apply, go to

College entrance help
Casino Road community members ages 16 to 29 needing help with applying for college or career advising can set 1-on-1 meetings in English and Spanish with an adviser through Connect Casino Road. This is free. Make an appointment with Vilma Alvarado Garcia at 206-531-3022 (call/text) or email Assistance is offered the first and third Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. Meet at The Village on Casino Road center, 14 E. Casino Road, Everett.

Free paint recycling
Snohomish’s Benjamin Moore (located in Panther Square next to Subway, 723 Ave. D.) is now also a paint recycling center. This service is offered absolutely free with a 10 gallon per customer per day limit. No rattle cans, paint thinners, mineral spirits or paint strippers.

Cribbage and cards
Artisans Books and Coffee, in the Hodges Building at 1802 Hewitt Ave., Everett, offers cribbage and card playing every second and fourth Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bike repair clinic
Sharing Wheels, an Everett nonprofit, is providing free bicycle repairs at Bike Clinics at the Evergreen Branch Library on the second Tuesday of the month. Mechanics can also help repair scooters, walkers, and other wheeled mobility devices! No registration required. The library is at 9512 Evergreen Way.

Don’t grieve alone
Have you lost a loved one to substance addiction? You don’t have to grieve alone. Meetings are the first Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. For more information visit or email the local contact at

MedShed calls for equipment donors The MedShed of Snohomish is in need of durable medical equipment that is in good condition, especially wheelchairs, rolling or front wheel walkers, canes, raised toilet seats, pull-ups of all sizes (unopened), shower chairs and bedside commodes. 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. 360-213-1600.

Flag retirement service
The Monroe Police Department accepts flags that are soiled, torn, worn, or otherwise unable to be displayed. Police front desk personnel will personally accept your retired US flag. If requested and available, Officer Shaun Van Eaton can assist in folding the flags to a regulation triangle. For any questions, please contact the Monroe Police Department at 360-794-6300 or reach out to Officer Van Eaton at The front desk hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Blood donations still urgently needed
Blood banks are continuing to ask for the public’s help to ensure local blood doesn’t go short on supply. To donate: With the Red Cross: Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment at its center or find a blood drive near you. With Bloodworks Northwest, 2703 Oakes Ave., Everett: Same-day appointments are available. Appointments required at or 1-800-398-7888.

Afterschool fun
Drop into the Evergreen Branch library in Everett each Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. to play video and board games, make crafts, hang with friends, and share snacks. For ages 9-18. The library is at 9512 Evergreen Way.

Wednesday Bingo
Bugu Brewing of Monroe does “music bingo” every Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. The music theme of the night varies each week. No cost to play, and open to all ages. The microbrewery is in the Kelsey Place plaza at 14751 North Kelsey St. in building No. 107. Questions, call 360- 243-3364.

Grief recovery
GRASP, Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing, was created to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding for families who have had a loved one die through substance use. This is a peer-led group. The local GRASP group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m at the Marysville library room, 6120 Grove St, Marysville. For more information please contact Cathy 425-344-3520.

Everett Poetry Night
The weekly public spoken word event (with occasional features) is each Thursday from 5 to 8 Sisters Restaurant, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett, Signups are on site.

Seed library
The Everett Public Library has introduced a seed library. Borrow seeds to spread. It’s on the second floor of the Main Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Support group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. in Snohomish. It is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, but is open to anyone caring for someone living with any form of dementia whether it is a spouse, parent, etc. Learning how to navigate the difficult journey of dementia can be a challenge, but knowing you are not alone and maybe learning from other’s experiences can be so beneficial. For more information, contact Megan Maples, Support Group Facilitator, 425-501-6444 or email

Open Mic
The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater holds Open Mic nights on Fridays. Sign up on Fridays from 6:30-7:15 p.m.; showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 general, $3 for performers. All content must be family-friendly. The Theater is located at 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish. 360-568-9412.

Ballroom dancing
Enjoy ballroom dancing every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. in Everett. Music by Bob’s Dance Band. Admission is $7 (or $10 when bartender is present). For ages 21+, partners not necessary. Masks might be required, and were required prior to March 2022. For more information, 425-252-0291 or

USO Military Seats of Honor program
The USO Military Seats of Honor program provides local active-duty military and dependents with two free tickets to the Everett Historic Theatre plus a dinner for two at one of Everett’s finest restaurants, a $25 concessions card for the theatre, and a $25 gift certificate for the Funko store. Tickets are distributed via the Historic Everett Theatre’s website and social media. Recipients will be chosen randomly from entries received. Military ID must be shown at the box office on show night to claim tickets If you would like to contribute to this program to thank local military families for their dedication, service and sacrifice, you can make a tax-deductible donation by visiting

Life jacket loaner program
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue 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.

You are not alone. Need to talk?
The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255, or text GO to 741741 to connect with someone. Free.