Affordable Care Act, How it Impacts You: Mon. 12/9, 3-4pm; Group Health Everett Medical Center, 2930 Maple St., Everett. Representatives will answer questions people may have about health care reform and clearly explain Group Health plans. The goal is to help people feel informed so they can make the best decision about their health care. Space is limited and registration is required. Visit www.ghc.org/if or call 1-800-358-8815 Mon. thru Fri. between 8am-5pm.
Beauty and the Beast: Fri. 12/13 at 7pm, Sat. 12/14 at 2pm and 5pm; Presented by Highland Elementary. General Admission $5. Children age 3 and under are free when sitting on a parent’s lap.
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Holiday Bake Sale: Sat. 12/14, 10am-3pm; 2111 117th Ave. NE, L.S.
East County Senior Center Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair: Sat. 12/14, 9am-2pm; 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Pictures with Santa from 11am to 1pm for a donation of $5.
Wilderness Hay 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Fair: Sat. and Sun. Dec. 14-15, 21-22, 10am-6pm; 11008 84th St. NE, L.S. Christmas gifts, Christmas trees and wreaths, local artists and crafters, holiday baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-sewn quilts. New and used horse tack saddles, western and English clothing, gifts. Many vendors. Sat. the 14th there will be Christmas caroling from 1-3pm. Come shop and enjoy the festivities. Free hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn, and candy canes.
Santa Paws: Sat. 12/14, 10am-4pm; Everett Animal Shelter, 333 Smith Island Rd., Everett. For $20, pets and their owners can get a framed photo with Santa. The annual pet photo session is put on by the Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett (ARF), which helps raise money for the shelter’s on-site veterinary clinic. This year ARF volunteers are raising funds to purchase an X-ray machine for the clinic.
Ho-Ho-Hometown Hootenanny: Sat. 12/14, 7:30pm; Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby, Everett. Celebrate Christmas, down-home style. From traditional carols to contemporary country holiday favorites, the show’s entertaining lineup offers Christmas cheer for all ages. Purchase tickets online at brownpapertickets.com or call 425-258-6766.
“Behold God’s Son: A Christmas Concert”: Sun. 12/15, 7pm; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10120 Chapel Hill Rd., L.S. Feel the spirit of Christmas through music. FREE.
Monroe Concert Band presents “Santa’s Sleigh Ride”: Thur. 12/19, 7pm; Wagner PAC, 639 West Main, Monroe. This concert is free and family friendly, and is going to benefit a statewide nonprofit organization called Matthew House. Nonperishable food, unwrapped new toys for kids, and gift cards for the older kids will be collected to share their mission of providing love and hope to families with a loved one who is incarcerated. Come join us for an evening of fun and supporting our communities.
Life Line Screening: Sat. 12/21; Elim Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Protect your health by registering for the 6 for Life Health Assessment for $79. Call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to schedule your appointment.
Winter Extravaganza – Festive Candy Art: Mon. 12/23, 11am-1pm; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St. Create beautiful works of art from candy. For children and families. Supported by the Friends of the Lake Stevens Library.
Winter Extravaganza – Potpourri: Tue. 12/24, 11am-2pm; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St. Please help us clean out our craft closet. We have a wide variety of craft projects to make ... choose one, choose two, bring a friend. Supported by the Friends of the Lake Stevens Library. For children and families.
Winter Extravaganza – Crazy, Foamy, Bouncy Fun with Chemistry: Fri. 12/27, 11am-12pm; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St. Explore exploding, elephant toothpaste. Discover if raisins can dance. Experiment with bouncing blobs. Bonus feature: special visit from Chemical Kevin. Supported by Granite Falls Friends of the Library. For children and families.
Winter Extravaganza – Candy Experiments: Mon. 12/30, 11am; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St. Blow it up. Melt it into bubbling puddles. Find the secret ingredients. Candy Experiments teaches you a fun new use for your candy. Based on the book by Loralee Leavitt. For School Age Children. Supported by Friends of the Lake Stevens Library.
Winter Extravaganza – Potpourri: Tue. 12/31, 11am-2pm; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St. Please help us clean out our craft closet. We have a wide variety of craft projects to make ... choose one, choose two, bring a friend. For children and families. Supported by the Friends of the Lake Stevens Library.
Ready Readers Baby Storytime: Tue. 12/10 at 10:15am; L.S. Library, 1804 Main St. Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns thru 18 months. Caregiver required. Held in community room next to the library.
Pajama Storytime: Tue. 12/10 at 6:30pm; L.S. Library, 1804 Main St. Put on your pajamas and come to the library for an evening of stories, songs, and so much fun! Families welcome. Supported by Friends of the Lake Stevens Library.
Ready Readers Toddler Storytime: Wed. 12/11 at 10:15am; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St. Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required.
Ready Readers Preschool Storytime: Thur. 12/12 at 10:15am; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St. Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For children 3 to 5 years and caregivers.
4-H Performing Arts, Show Biz Kids Club: 2nd Tue., 6:30-8pm; Horseshoe Grange, 164th and Broadway, Snohomish – Cathcart/Clearview area. For more info call 360-668-6681 or 425-357-6044.
Imagine Children’s Museum: 3rd Fri., 5:30-9pm; 1502 Wall St., Evt. FREE Friday Night Live! Presented by Target. 425-258-1006; www.ImagineCM.org.
Kids JAM: Every Tues., 6:30-8pm, Machias Community Church, 1615 Virginia St., Snohomish. For children kindergarten through 6th grade. For more info. call 425-334-1291. www.machias.org.
Journey Program: Wed. 6:30-8pm; Elim Lutheran Church, 11504 26th NE, LS next to the LS high school on. Ages 4 to 5th grade. Contact Ruthann Larson 425-334-1911 or email Ruthann@elimlutheran.net.
Pajama Storytime: Weds 7pm; Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Come in your pajamas for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun! A craft may follow. Supported by the Friends of the Snohomish Library.
Baby Storytime: Mons. at 10:30am; Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. For babies through 18 months and caregivers. 360-568-2898.
Toddler Storytime: Tues. at 10am and 11am, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. For ages 18 months to 3 years and caregivers. 360-568-2898.
Preschool Storytime: Weds. at 10am and 11am, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. For ages 3 to 5 years and caregivers. 360-568-2898.
Youth Advisory Council: Thurs. 3-4pm; Community Ctr. next to L.S. Library. Community service hours available for participation. Call Kirsten at 425-397-7433.
G.F. Teen Advisory Group: 3rd Thur., 3pm; G.F. Library, 815 E. Galena St. Make your library your library by telling us what you think. Teens are invited to share their ideas for library programs, purchases and improvements.
Snohomish Choral Group: We need your voice in our group - come join us! Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St. We perform all over the County.
Genealogy Class: Thur. from 11am-1pm; L.S. Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Rd. 425-335-0345.
Computer Class: on request; L.S. Senior Center. Call 425-335-0345 to sign up for one-on-one tutoring.
Yoga: Mons. 9:15-10am. $6/members or $7/non-members. L.S. Senior Center.
Pinochle: Mons. noon-3pm, L.S. Senior Center. Gerry, 425-335-0345.
Games: Mons. 1-3pm, L.S. Senior Center.
Strength and Balance: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10am; $6/members or $7/non-members. L.S. Senior Center. 425-335-0345.
Caregiver Connection: Every Tue., 1-2:30pm; Lake Stevens Senior Center.Scrabble: 4th Tue., 12:30pm; L.S. Senior Center. Beginners are welcome and all ages may join. Call Annette at 425-334-2878.
Needlework/Quilting: Tues., 10am; L.S. Senior Center. 425-335-0345.
Bunco: 2nd Tue., 1pm; L.S. Senior Center. 425-335-0345.
Crochet: Weds. 9-10:30am; L.S. Senior Center. .
Art Class: Weds., 1-2:30pm. L.S. Senior Center. 425-335-0345.
Creative Writing Group: Weds., 11:30am-12:30pm. L.S. Senior Center. 425-335-0345.
Bridge: Thurs., noon; L.S. Senior Center. A friendly group of players, come join us.
Foot Care: Every 6th Thursday (1/2) 10:30am-2pm; L.S. Senior Center. Call 425-335-0345 for more info.
Blood Pressure Checks: 3rd Fri., 10:45-11:30am; L.S. Senior Center. Service provided by L.S. Fire Dept.
Senior Lunch: Fris., 11:30am; L.S. Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Rd. $3.50/members, $4.50/non-members. 425-335-0345.
Senior Lunch: Thurs., noon, G.F. Senior Center, 302 So. Granite Ave. Penny Bingo to follow. Info: 360-691-7177 or 360-691-4297.Senior Lunch and entertainment: 4th Tues., 11:15 am; Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St., Snohomish. $4/non-members, $3 for members. RSVP 360-568-0934.
Zumba Gold: Mons. and Weds., 9-10am and 5:30-6:30pm; Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St. A fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. Zumba Gold is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising, or may be limited physically. $5/members, $8/non-members.
East County Senior Center Dinner Night: 3rd Thur., 5pm; East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Make new friends, bring family and friends and enjoy a great home-cooked meal. $5. 360-794-6359 for more info.
Older Adult Outreach Program: Good mental health enables us to maintain a high quality of life that we can enjoy regardless of our age. If you or your loved one is a Snohomish County resident age 60 or older and would like information or assistance in accessing mental health or chemical dependency services, please contact Lillian at 425-290-1260 or 800-422-2024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Senior Services of Snohomish County: Connecting older adults to services. To consult with a specialist about local resources and receive individualized assistance, call Senior Information and Assistance at 425-513-1900 Mon. thru Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm. More info at www.seniorservies.org.
Senior Wheels USA: Program makes available Power Wheelchairs to Senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Provided to those who can no longer walk safely, nor self-propel a manual wheelchair, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. Call toll free at 1-800-246-6010.
MOPS: 1st and 3rd Wed., 9:45am. Elim Lutheran Church, 11504 26th St. NE, next to LSHS. All moms with young children, age infant to kindergarten are welcome. For more info call 425-330-7943.
MOPS: 2nd and 4th Tue., 9:15am-11:15am, Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd., Snohomish. Call 425-334-9181.
MOPS: Every Tue. 9am-noon; Smokey Point Comm. Church, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. A program for parents with kids up to kindergarten age. For more info. call Tamie 360-659-2844.
Teen MOPS: 1st and 3rd Thur. 6-8pm; Smokey Point Comm. Church, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Are you a young mom looking for a place to fit in? For more info. call Tamie 360-659-2844.
LLL of Everett: 1st Mon., 9:30am; Pregnancy Resource Center of Everett in the classroom, 4310 Hoyt Ave. Babies and children are always welcome at our meetings.
LLL of Everett Breastfeeding Café: 4th Mon., 11am-1pm; Firewheel, 2820 Oakes Ave. Drop-in, relaxed setting. Be sure to bring your children.
LLL of Everett Baby Meeting: 4th Tue., 11:30am; Tranquil Haven, 2916 Hewitt Ave.
LLL of Everett P.M.: 3rd Tue., 7pm; Providence of Everett Women’s and Children Pavilion, Room 5, 900 Pacific Ave. Babies are always welcome.
FREE Job-Training and English-as-a-Second-Language Classes: 1/6-2/27, meet twice a week; Marysville Goodwill Job Training and Education Center, 9315 State Ave., Marysville. Registration Dates & Times: Computer Classes - Mon. 12/9, 9:30am-3:30pm; Cashiering/Customer Service/ESOL - Tue. 12/10, 9:30am-3:30pm; Remaining Openings - Wed. 12/11, 9:30am-12:30pm. Registration takes approximately two hours. Process includes an application form, a reading assessment and a short interview. Students must register in person for classes before attending. Seating is limited and given on a first come first serve basis. Visit www.seattlegoodwill.org/jobtraining/jtecenters/marysville.
Snohomish County Fruit Society: Thur. 12/12, 7pm; Boys and Girls Club in Snohomish, 402 2nd St. “Blueberries” with Keith Stocker of Stocker Farms & Mountainview Blueberry Farm. Keith will touch on planning, variety selection, pest and disease control, harvest, care and management. A brief business meeting will precede the presentation.
Keith Stocker and his family run the fourth generation Stocker Farms in the Snohomish River Valley. They have grown the farm to be a three season direct marketing and agritainment attraction with summer produce, fall harvest season activities, and Christmas trees for the holiday season. In 2007, the Stockers purchased Mountainview Blueberry Farm, a nine-acre blueberry farm in the Snohomish Valley. Keeping with their desire to sell directly to their customers, they converted the farm to a U-pick only operation that caters to customers in July and August of every season. Keith is also Past-Chairman of the Board for the Northwest Agricultural Business Center (NABC) and is President of the Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins Marketing Association (SFPMA).
Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information email email@example.com or call 425-398-5544.
Talk Time: Weds., 10-11am; First Baptist Church, 1702 Main St., downtown Lake Stevens. FREE beginners conversation group for people learning English as a second language. Free childcare provide. Please call to register for the class and childcare at 425-397-7433.
Free First Aid and CPR: 2nd Sat., 9am-12pm (FA) and 1-4pm (CPR); SCFPD #22 Getchell, 8424 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. 360-659-6400.
CPR/First Aid: 4th Tue., 6-9:30pm. $40 fee includes infant, child and adult CPR and Basic Fist Aid. Sign up at Family Center or call 425-397-7433.
Contenders Bible School - Free two-year bible college at Machias Community Church in Snohomish. Please visit www.machias.org or call 425-334-1291 for more information.
Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County WIC program: Two Wednesdays monthly, 8:30am-4:30am; Family Support Center, 9424 Portage Ave. Granite Falls. 425-316-8929
Breast Cancer Patient Support: trained survivors offering free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments. Our volunteers will help you to wellness by being a role model, helping you to have quality of life at this critical time. We have volunteers in your community. Visit www.angelcarefoundation.org to learn more about us. For assistance call Angel Care at 206-417-3484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Mammograms: Free mammograms and yearly health screenings for women with limited resources. Call Positive Women’s Network toll-free at 1-888-651-8931.
Busy Bee Quilters Free Sew: Sat. 12/14 anytime between 10am-4:30pm; Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Anyone interested in quilting can join us to visit, watch, learn, sew, or quilt. Bring your own equipment and supplies. If you have questions, go to www.busybeequilters.com or contact Karen at 360-568-7980.
Soul to Sole: Collecting winter shoes, boots, coats, gloves, hats, blankets, clean socks and toiletries. Drop off locations at L.S. Sewer District, L.S. Police Dept., L.S. Journal, City Hall, Bell Properties, William Real Estate Brokers and the L.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Cookies & Cleanings: 2nd Mon., 2:30-4:30pm; The Hearing and Balance Lab, 15906 Mill Creek Blvd, Suite 102, Mill Creek, WA 98012. Bring your hearing aids in for a free cleaning and enjoy freshly-baked cookies while you wait! More info: 425-225-2626 or www.HearingAndBalanceLab.com
Library Board Opening: Must reside or own property within the City or the City’s Urban Growth Area. Meetings held quarterly. Apply at City Hall: 1812 Main Street, Lake Stevens or go online at www.lakestevenswa.gov for an applicaion. Phone: 425-377-3225
Arts Commission Openings Must reside or own property within the City or City’s Urban Growth Area. Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Apply at City Hall: 1812 Main Street, Lake Stevens or go online at www.lakestevenswa.gov for an application. Phone 425-377-3225
Second Sunday Song Syrcle: 2nd Sun., 3-5pm. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 - 4th St., Snohomish. Hosted by Greg Deer. $5 individual/$10 family. All ages and instruments welcome. Meets in the Gold Room of the theater for casual circle to play selections from each participant - bring a few extra charts to share with the group. We have a piano. Singers also welcome.Friday Night Open Mic: Fris., sign-up 6:30-7:20pm, showtime 7:30pm; Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 - 4th St., Snohomish. Perform in front of a live audience. 2 songs or 8 minutes per performer stage time. Great entertainment from local and traveling performers. Cost: $3 for performer/$5 for audience members. 360-568-9412; www.thumbnailtheater.org.
Snohomish Choral Group: We need your voice in our group - come join us! Wednesdays,12:30-2; Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St. We perform all over the County.
Impact Christian Church is assisting people in the Lake Stevens community with a free service. A trailer is available to the community for moving in the local area. With the down-turn of the economy many families are being forced to change houses in an effort to survive on their income. When a family is forced to move for financial reasons one of the expenses is renting a vehicle for moving. Impact Christian Church realizes the difficulty of budgeting a move and is offering a moving trailer free of charge within the greater Lake Stevens area. Call the offices of Impact Christian Church at 425-345-6457 to apply by phone. Please know that the demand is high for this service and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Operation Hand-Me-Downs: For Teen Moms in partnership with the L.S. Family Center is currently accepting donations for local teen moms. We are looking for maternity clothes, baby clothes and any baby items that can be recycled and used again. Drop off Mon.-Thur. 9am-5pm at the Family Center 1803 123rd Dr. NE. Volunteers for sorting, distributing, and facilitating birthing and prenatal classes are always welcomed! For more info. email email@example.com.
Monroe Running Club: Sats., 9:30am and Weds., 6pm; Monroe YMCA lobby, Fryelands Blvd. Many different fitness levels; non-competitive group with an emphasis on fun and shared experiences. For more information, go to www.ymca-snoco.org, or contact Pam Cook at (360) 805-1879, YRunClub@gmail.com.
DSHS Outreach: A DSHS outreach worker is available every Tues. at the Family Center (behind the L.S. Library) from 10am-4pm. Persons in need of food stamps, medical benefits, or other forms of state assistance are invited to schedule a 1-hour appointment. 425-397-7433.
DSHS Outreach: A DSHS outreach worker is avail. Every 3rd Thur. from 1-4:30pm at the G.F. Resource Center, 202 S. Granite. Persons in need of food stamps, medical benefits, or other forms of state assistance can call for an appt., 360-691-1121.Divorce Lifeline: Offering adult therapy groups led by Masters level therapists. Call 206-694-5762 if you are interested in participating in an adult group. Visit divorcelifeline.org for more info.
Catholic Refugee and Immigration Services has begun providing a range of legal immigration services for immigrants, refugees and their families living in Snohomish, San Juan and Island counties. For info. visit www.ccsww.org/CRIS.
Northwest Center Donation Drop Off: You can now drop off your re-usable clothing and household items at your local neighborhood donation station. Visit us at Market Place Albertson’s, 303 91st Ave. NE. Look for “The Big Blue Truck” in the parking lot. Open weekends, Sat. and Sun. 9am-5pm. Donations are tax deductible and support Northwest Center, www.nwcenter.org, 800-992-2060.
Voices Northwest: Mons., 7-9:30pm; Everett Music Hall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Evt. Sweet Adelines, a Women’s barbershop group. We welcome new singers. For more info. call 425-741-9123 or www.voicesnorthwest.org.
Village Music and Art’s Music Jam Sessions: Fris., 1-3pm, 338 North McLeod, Arlington. Featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village. Bring your own instrument or use ours. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Contact Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 for more info.Northwest Scottish Fiddlers: 2nd Sun.; locations change monthly. Meetings include jams, potluck, and tunes taught by the renowned Scottish Fiddler, Calum McKinnon. All stringed instruments and piano players welcome - all ages! Details at www.nwscottishfiddlers.org, or call 425-670-9084.
Old Time & Country Music Assoc.: 2nd and 4th Fri., 6:30-9:30pm; EHA Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Evt. Welcome to Jam Nights.
Old Time Fiddlers: 2nd and 4th Fri.; Sisco Heights Comm. Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Celtic jam is at 5 p.m. Workshop at 6 p.m. Circle jam at 7:00 p.m. and much of the music is danceable! Coffee, tea, juice and snacks. Bring snacks to share if you wish. Free family entertainment; listeners and acoustic musicians of all ages and their instruments are welcome. Contact Noel, 360-631-6735 or Noelula@aol.com.
The449Club: Saturdays at 8pm; 4634 Alger St., Everett. This non-profit alcohol free dance and social club features top 40 R&B music of today with an old school tune drop in the mix with either DJ or live bands. Join in every 3rd Sat. for Karaoke Nights. Visit www.the449club.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-445-5224.
Going out of the Country?: Come apply at L.S. Police Dept. for your new or updated passport. Mon.-Fri. 9am-5:30pm; Sat. 10am-5pm. 2211 Grade Rd. L.S., 425-334-9537.Sanctuary Ministries’ Community Clothing Closet: Thurs., 10:30am-1:30pm, corner of Hwy. 92 and 75th St. NE, between L.S. and G.F. Distributing free clothing, both new and gently used. No requirements, open to everyone. Visit www.sanctuaryministriesnw.com or call 360-386-9871 for more details.
The Lake Stevens Community Food Bank is open for food distribution Thurs. from 1:30 pm to 6pm. The Food Bank is located at 2111 117th Avenue NE. Info: 425-334-3430.Soup Kitchen in Granite Falls: Mons., 6-7:30pm, Granite Falls Bible Baptist Church, 509 S. Granite Ave. Open to everyone and anyone in need.
Community Supper: (No supper 12/26, 1/2) Thurs., 5-6:30pm. Come to a free supper where community groups serve community members. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 117th and 22nd St., L.S. Info: 425-334-0421 or email@example.com.
Grange Meal: Fris. at noon; So. Lake Stevens Grange. $5 donation. Everyone is invited.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 3rd Sat., 7:30-10:30am; Ebenezer Lutheran, 2111 117th Ave. NE, L.S. All you can eat Norwegian pancakes. $5 per person, children under 4 free.
Pancake Breakfast: 3rd Sat., 8-10:30am; East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Adults $4, 12 and under $2.75.
Sharing Wheels: 1st Mon., 6:30 pm. This non-profit organization dedicated to “connecting used bikes to people who need wheels” invites anyone interested to attend the monthly public meetings. PUD headquarters, 2320 California St., Everett. Info: 425-252-6952 or www.sharingwheels.org.
Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County: Family/Friend Caregiver support groups, 1st and 3rd Mon., 6:30pm-8:00pm, at Providence, Mt. Saint Helen’s Room. No charge. Call 425-261-4807 for info. and to register.
Friends of the Lake Stevens Library: TBA, 7pm; Lake Stevens Museum reading room. The meeting is open to all interested parties. This organization raises funds for enhanced programming of our local library. Interested in joining please call 425-493-3831.
Arlington Garden Club: 2nd Mon., 11:30am; Gleneagle Family Restaurant, 7619 E. Country Club Dr., Arlington. For more
Snohomish Garden Club: 2nd Mon., 7pm; Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St., Snohomish. The mission of the Snohomish Garden Club is to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants and birds, and to encourage civic planting. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from September through May, except December, and annual dues are $20.00 per person. For more info. go to www.snohomishgardenclub.com.
info. call 360-435-3892.
Lake Stevens City Council: 2nd and 4th Mon., 7pm; Lake Stevens School District Adm. Bldg., 12309 22nd St. NE, L.S.
except December, and annual dues are $20.00 per person. For more info. go to www.snohomishgardenclub.com.
American Legion Post 125: 1st & 3rd Tue., 7pm. Granite Falls American Legion Hall, 301 Granite Avenue. Info: Chuck Smith, 360-691-5826.
Cascade Horse Club: 2nd Tue., 7pm. Cascade Horse Club, a chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington, meets at the L.S. Community Center in downtown Lake Stevens. New members and visitors welcome. Info: Barbara, 425-334-6010.
Grandparents/Kinship Raising Grandchildren: 2nd Tue., free dinner at 5:30/support group 6-7:30pm; L.S.Boys & Girls Club, 1609 E. Lakeshore Dr. Grandparents sharing time, kids play at club with supervision (all ages welcome). Please contact Kelli Lynn 425-212-1919 or KelliLynnEvents@gmail.com.
Sno. Co. RESULTS: 3rd Tue., 7pm via conference call. RESULTS is a grassroots citizen group that is creating the political will to end global hunger and the worst aspects of poverty through lobbying members of Congress and informing the media on issues of global health, universal education and microcredit. For more info contact Teresa Rugg at 360-862-9034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everettes RV & Trailer Club: 4th Tue., 7pm; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Ave., Marysville. We welcome all those interested in fun family camping and outdoor activities. Please call for a free brochure. 425-334-2919; everetgtestrailerrv.org.
Networking: Weds., 7-8:30am. The Power Partners of Snohomish County has a networking group meeting in the banquet room of Collector’s Choice, 120 Glen Ave. in Snohomish. Info: 425-334-3451.
Letip International Business Organization: Weds., 11:30am-1pm; Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 122 128th St. SE. Info: www.washingtonletip.com or 425-706-5626.
Kiwanis: 1st Wed., 6:30pm, The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club meets at the L.S. Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Rd. Info: 425-334-7171.
Lake Stevens Downtown Business Association: 1st Wed., 8am. Meetings are held at the Buzz Inn, downtown L.S.Challenge Our Children parent group: 1st Wed., 7pm; Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE, L.S. For parents of highly capable, honors and AP students. Email email@example.com with questions and/or to get on an e-mail list for CoC info.
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society: 1st Wed., 7pm. Mountlake Terrace Public Library, 23300 58th Ave. West. Visitors are welcome. Info: 425-776-8722.
L.S. Senior Center Board: 2nd Wed., 9:30am. Lake Stevens Senior Center. Anybody interested in the Senior Center is welcome to attend. Info: 425-335-0345.Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce: 2nd Wed., 11:30am-1pm; LSSD Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE. Catered lunch, $10 members, $15 non-members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-334-0433.
Granite Falls City Council: 2nd and 4th Wed., 7 pm.Friends of the Granite Falls Library: 3rd Wed., 6pm, Granite Falls Library, 815 E. Galena St., G.F. Looking for a way to meet great people and be involved in your community library? Join us at our monthly meeting. 360-691-6087 or www.sno-isle.org.
Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce: 3rd Wed., 8:30am. The Village, 302 N. Alder, across from the Granite Falls Middle School. The meeting is open to all business owners and others interested in the development of Granite Falls.
NARFE (National Assoc. of Active and Retired Federal Employees) Everett Chapter 193: Wed., lunch 11:30am, meetings 12:30pm; Evergreen Lanes’ Conference Room, 5111 Claremont Way, Evt.
Support group for parents of kids with problems: Every Thur., 7-9:30pm; Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 S. Alger Ave. Got a kid who’s drinking, using drugs, skipping school, or worse? Come talk to other parents who have faced or are facing the same problems. Hear concrete ideas for dealing with kids’ behaviors and saving your sanity. Call 1-888-468-2620 or check www.cpsn.org for more info. Confidential and free.
Toastmasters - Everett Pacesetters #117: Thurs., 7-8:30pm Washington Oaks, 3rd floor, 1717 Rockefeller. Contact 425-339-9091. For more information visit our website at www.everettpacesetters.org.
The Lake Stevens Business Network: Thurs., 11:30am-1pm; La Hacienda. A local group of business professionals dedicated to the common good for our members and the community. Contact Diana Jackson at 425-397-6019.Networking - By Agents, For Agents: Thurs., 5-7pm; Hawkeyes at Frontier Village, 1002 Vernon Rd. Network with Real Estate Professionals in the industry and build on the business you’ve already created. Come and improve your sphere by developing new business relationships and strengthening the ones you already have. Bring your business cards, flyers, brochures and anything you use to market your business. 360-653-1884.
L.S. Library Board: ???; Community Center. 425-334-1900 x4420.
The Snohomish County Republican Women’s Club: 2nd Thurs., 11am; Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 121-128th St S.E., Everett. RSVP 360-658-0479.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 181: 1st and 4th Thurs., 7pm; Community Hall, downtown L.S. Call Karen at 425-315-6084 for more info.
American Legion Post 181: 2nd and 4th Thurs., 7pm; Community Hall, downtown L.S. All military veterans and active duty are welcome. email@example.com or 425-314-5865 or www.post181.org
Evergreen Republican Women’s Club: 3rd Thur., 6:30pm; Shawn O’Donnell’s Rest., 122 128th St. SE. Call 425-290-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snohomish Aglow Lighthouse: 3rd Thur., 6:30-9pm; Snohomish United Methodist Church, 2400 Lake Ave., Sno. Contact Darcy Brown at 425-238-3074 or email@example.com for more info.
Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club - Puget Sound Anglers: 3rd Thur., 6:30pm; Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Evt. Visit www.esscwa.com for info. Let’s talk fishing! Visitors welcome.
Aquafest Planning: 4th Thur., 6:30pm; Lake Stevens School District Educational Services Center, 12309 22nd St. NE, L.S. 425-397-2344 or www.aquafest.org for more info.
Boeing Retirees Group (Bluebells): 4th Thurs. at Boeing Everett Activity Center. Dedicated to providing opportunities to volunteer our time and experience to enhance our own lives and improve quality of life in the community. Activities include volunteer opportunities, informative speakers and social events. For information www.Bluebells.org or call 425-717-3755.
Snohomish City Toast Masters: Fris., 7:30-8:45am; Rock City Cafe, 1101 First St., Snohomish. Join us at our meeting location overlooking the Snohomish River! Learn more about our Toastmasters’ educational programs, opportunities for professional development, and how you can increase your communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Guests always welcome.
Fri. 11/8, George Yen, the President of Toastmasters International will be visiting our Snohomish City Toastmasters Club.
Fri. 11/15, Todd Cudaback, our Area Governor, will give a presentation titled “Crafting Your Speech”.
Visit www.snohomishcitytoastmasters.blogspot.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 915-474-3421
The Lake Stevens Rotary Club: Fris., 7:30am, meets at the Lake Stevens School District Administration Building, 12212 22nd St.
Good Guy Sams RV Club: 3rd Fri., 11am; Golden Corral in Marysville. 425-355-3450; goodguysams.org
Puget Sound Singles: Sats., 9am; Iron Horse Casino, 7903 Evergreen Way. A group of 45+ singles who have a variety of interests to share with others and a desire to make new friends. 425-745-2250.
DAC Chapter: 2nd Sat., 10am, The Pilchuck Chapter of Daughters of American Colonists meets. Info: 360-435-3298.
WA Council of Blind: 2nd Sat., 12:30-3pm, Denny’s at 128th St. SW, Everett. Support group meeting for the visually impaired or legally blind. For info. contact John Common, 425-335-4031.
Masonic/Damascas Lodge of G.F.: 2nd Sat., 7-10am. Scholarship breakfast meeting. Call Frank Pasco at 360-653-1126.
Thelma Lodge #26, Daughters of Norway: 3rd Sat., 10am; Normanna Lodge 2725 Oakes, Evt. Guests are welcome. Women of Scandinavian descent (or with interest in Scandinavian culture) age 13 and over are eligible for membership.
Snohomish Library Genealogy Workgroup: 4th Sat. at 10am; 311 Maple Ave. Are you interested in getting started in genealogy and want to meet like-minded people? Already an experienced researcher and willing to pass on your hard earned wisdom? Join us. The workgroup will take place in the library’s large meeting room and take advantage of the extensive genealogical collection of the Snohomish Library. No registration is required. Drop in and join the family history sleuthing. Present your roadblocks to the group or listen in on tips and presentations from fellow members or Snohomish Library staff.
Quilcedar carvers: 4th Sat., 9am-2pm; Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Rd., Msvl. Carving classes from 9am-noon, potluck lunch followed by business.
Hispanic Student & Family Support for Lake Stevens School District: Call Laura at 425-232-4186 for more information.
Cancer: 1st Tue., 6:30pm. The “Transitions” cancer support group meets monthly in the Valley General Hospital library. Info: 360-794-1411.Post Polio Support Group: 2nd Sat., 1-3pm: Providence Medical Center, Everett. Info: 425-488-0219.
Life Support Groups: Sun., 5-8:30pm. Dinner included. Hope, Health and Healing. 12-step groups promote recovery from many of life’s problems. Marysville First Assembly, 4705 Grove St., 360-659-2276.Grieving Families of Addicted Angels: A grief support group for those who have lost a loved one to addiction. Meet 2nd and 4th Tues. 7-8:30pm at Calvary Chapel, 19504 24th Ave. West, Lynnwood. Info: 425-737-7824.
Youth Substance Abuse/Violence Prevention Coalition: 1st Thurs., 6pm. Lake Stevens School District ESC, Room B.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Suns., 10am. Granite Falls open meeting of “Sober on Sunday” at the Senior Center, 302 S. Granite Ave. Info: 360-691-5935.
Granite Falls Al-Anon Family Group: Every Mon. 7pm, The Father’s House, 402 So. Granite Ave., G.F. Contact 360-618-0464. Open meeting. Handicap access.
Alateen: Mons., 7:30-9pm; L.S. First Baptist Church, 1702 Main St. All teenage (ages 11-19) relatives and friends of Alcoholics welcome. 425-238-7732.Alateen: Mons., 7:30-9pm. Serenity Seekers Alateen. Everett Free Methodist Church, 9506 7th Ave SE Everett 98208. Info: 425-238-7732.
Narcotics Anonymous: Mons., 8pm. Need support? We do! Meetings held at Word of Life Church, 9026 51st Ave. NE., Rm. 206, Marysville.Al-Anon: Mons., 7:30pm, Lake Stevens First Baptist Church, Main St. All friends and family members are welcome to attend. Info: 425-238-7732.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Mons., Fris. & Sats. Support group meets in Lake Stevens. Call 425-252-2525 for info.Al-Anon: Thurs. 7-8:30pm. Calvary Chapel on Hwy. 9 in Lake Stevens. Info: Kelly, 425-345-2743.
Al-Anon: Sats. 10:30-noon. Lake Stevens First Baptist Church, 1702 Main St. All friends and family of Alcoholics are welcome to attend. Info: 425-238-7732.
Celebrate Recovery: Sats. 6:30-8pm, refreshments served at 6:15; The Crossroads @ Lake Stevens, intersection of 20th SE and So. Lake Stevens Rd. A Christ-centered 12-Step program, with its principles based on the eight Beatitudes.
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Sew Thoughtful: Fri. 12/13, 10am-2:00pm at McCollum Park 600 128th Street S.E., Everett in the Cougar classroom behind the WSU Extension Office. The Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) will sew walker bags for hospital rehab centers. If you love to sew, please join us. Bring your sewing machine, sewing tools and lunch. The pattern and fabric will be provided and there will be pre-cut kits ready to sew. Contact Carla Peery 206-595-9717 or email@example.com.
Volunteer at Ashley Pointe Senior Community! We have many volunteer opportunities to help the senior residents in our community. Desperate need for Friday and Saturday front desk and activities help. If you are interested in enriching the lives of our senior community please contact us by phone or email. 425-397-7500; firstname.lastname@example.org
Compassionate Volunteers Needed! Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways—visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office, helping with events, etc. Information Sessions are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month and are offered in the afternoon one month, and the evening the next. Please call 425-261-4815 for dates and times, and to register. Our patients and their families welcome your caring hearts!
Volunteers of all ages are needed to help Project Linus make quilts and blankets to be donated to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. Please join us the Carl Gipson Senior Center, corner of Lombard and Pacific, Everett, on the 2nd Tuesday each month from 12:30-2:30 pm. Materials and equipment will be provided. No experience is required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Bring friends (or meet new ones) and have fun together while helping to help cut, sew, inspect, pin, and/or tie. If you have questions or want to help at one of our other work party locations, contact Diane, 425-252-4524
Lake Stevens Education is seeking a Board member Treasurer. Meetings once a month at ESC 3rd Tuesday 6:30. Contact Terri Spencer 425-239-2668.
The Senior Peer Counseling program is looking for volunteers age 55 and older to provide counseling support to seniors who are struggling to cope with life transitions. No previous counseling experience is necessary. Senior Peer Counseling will provide training, supervision, and mileage reimbursement. Join us and learn how to use your life experience to help others find solutions to life’s challenges. Our volunteers enjoy connecting with other volunteers, learning new skills, and contributing positively to the lives of others. Volunteer training is being scheduled now. For information please email email@example.com or call 425-290-1252 or toll-free 1-800-422-2024.
Volunteer Aquafest: Contact 425-397-2344 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.aquafest.org for more info.
Friends of the Lake Stevens Library always need volunteers to help run popular events including Aquafest book sale, doll raffle and clothes, Dickens Fair. If you can give a couple of hours of your time on any of these events it would be greatly appreciated. Friends of the Lake Stevens Library is also looking for a secretary and treasurer. If you think you might be interested in either position and have any questions as to the responsibilities required please call 425-493-3831 or email email@example.com.
Martha Perry Veggi Garden: The Snohomish Garden Club is developing a community garden to provide quality, homegrown produce to local food banks and programs this summer. Volunteers are needed to assist in preparing, planting, maintaining and harvesting the garden through the growing season. Individuals, youth groups and community organizations are encouraged to participate. Experienced and novice gardeners interested in learning new skills or assisting in the fight against hunger are welcome. Volunteers are needed for maintenance on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. For more info. about the Veggie Garden project, contact Jerry Stansberry at 425-481-1080 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.snohomishgardenclub.com. The mission of the Snohomish Garden Club is to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants and birds, and to encourage civic planting. For more information about the Snohomish Garden Club, please go to www.snohomishgardenclub.com.
Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for licensed barbers and/or beauticians to cut hair for our patients in their homes. No chemical processing, no sets. You can choose the days/times you are available, as well as the geographic areas of our county that you are willing to travel to. Must have a valid Washington state barbering license, attend a 4-hour orientation session, have TB testing (which we provide at no charge), complete an application & background check, along with other required paperwork, and provide a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Please call Joanie at 425-261-4815 if you can help.
Volunteers are needed for positions on the Friends of the Library Board of Directors. Board members have a light schedule, meeting only 4 times a year to assess library needs and to plan fund raising activities to meet those needs! FOL board members also serve as ambassadors to help publicize the value of the organization and to encourage their friends/acquaintances to become members for just $5 a year -- all of which funds are turned back into ways to benefit the library and community. Meetings are friendly/informal. New ideas are encouraged. For more information, contact Chy Ross at the Lake Stevens Library.
HOPE Horses Need Sponsors! Would you like to help one of our four-legged therapists help a special needs student discover his abilities? Then HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center has a great opportunity for you. We are looking for sponsors for several of our special HOPE horses. Since HOPE is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit, we give you a tax deduction receipt for the amount of your donations. We have several sponsorship opportunities available; full, partial, and silent sponsors. Please contact us if you are interested at 360-221-7656 or email@example.com.
Your Community Food Bank needs volunteers to pick up food at the local stores. Every morning from 8:00-10:00am our truck picks up and brings the donated food to the food bank. We need men to man the truck one day a week. Our need now is on Mondays and Wednesdays. We also need some substitute help during the summer for vacations or sickness. If you can help, please call Lee at 425-334-4524 or Jim at 425-422-6962.
Help low income seniors by volunteering to transport them from their homes to appointments and then bring them home again. You will be reimbursed 48.5 cents per mile. Since this is a reimbursement you will not be taxed. You can even be on unemployment and receive mileage reimbursement. You must possess a valid driver’s license, show proof of current insurance, pass a WSP background check as well as provide three personal references, and your vehicle must pass a safety inspection. You need to like people, be on time, be reliable and like to drive. If you are interested contact DebraBo@ccsww.org or Debra at 425-257-2111, ext. 3323.
Calling all horse lovers! All Breed Rezq, which cares for thirty abandoned and abused horses needs your help. Can you write grants, help with fundraising, donate shavings or feed, clean stalls or groom horses? Visit us at 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271 or call 425-367-3423.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, has access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the county. You are sure to find something that suits your interests. The only requirement is being age 55 or over. Numerous studies point to the fact volunteers have a better quality of life and, on average, live longer than those who don’t. If you want to find out more about volunteering in Snohomish County call RSVP today. They will help you. For more information please email John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 257-2111 x 3374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.
Village Comm. Services is recruiting volunteers to sit on its board of directors. The nonprofit agency is looking for volunteers who passionately believe in the rights, talents, and potential of people with disabilities, and want to work toward their full inclusion in the workforce and community life. Village Comm. Services’ board of directors take a leadership role in: 1) setting the vision and policies that govern VCS’s services to people with disabilities; 2) informing the community about the skills and abilities people with disabilities have to offer; 3) advising the agency based on individual expertise and experience; 4) ensuring the financial health of VCS through stewardship, legislative advocacy, and friend-raising. The board meets the last Tue. of the month at 6:30pm. Please contact Michelle Dietz-Date at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or email@example.com.
Stitches From The Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns available. Donated yarn appreciated for our seniors. Toll free 877-985-9212 or email us at StitchFromHeart@aol.com. Our web site is www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.
Angel Care Breast Care Foundation is looking for volunteers. Volunteers must be breast cancer survivors who are at least one year past the end of their treatments. Requirements are that you have your own transportation, have good communication and interpersonal skills, use email, and can commit to attending twice-yearly training sessions. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, call 206-417-3484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline is seeking new volunteers in Snohomish County to help offer up-to-date information on Medicare, private insurance, public programs, prescription assistance, and other topics. Volunteers can answer questions, make referrals, help evaluate and compare policies, give presentations, outreach to the communities with posters and brochures and more. Volunteers will be provided with up to 30 hours of initial training and attend monthly update meetings to stay informed. Anyone interested in becoming a SHIBA HelpLine volunteer can get an application by calling Rochelle Salsman at 425-514-3183 or by visiting our office at 8221 44th Ave. W., Mukilteo; www.insurance.wa.gov/consumers/shiba/default.asp
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County has numerous volunteer opportunities available for individuals, families or groups. The organization assists domestic violence victims and their children by providing a wide range of services. Visit our website www.dvs-snoco.org, call 425-259-2827, ext. 12 or e-mail Sharon@dvs-snoco.org for more information.Would you like to read with kids? Two Granite Falls elementary schools need you to read to/with children. Flexible scheduling. Contact Caitlin at 360-283-4522 or email@example.com.
Foster Parents are urgently needed! Catholic Community Services in Everett is seeking families of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds to be licensed to provide either long term or short-term foster care. Info: 425-257-2111.Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center: If you enjoy helping people find out about our great area-we need you! The schedule has flexible shifts and a friendly atmosphere. Info: 360-659-7700.
American Red Cross: The Snohomish County Chapter is looking for volunteers to assist in its disaster services department. Info: 425-252-4103x29.Community Resource Center-Granite Falls: Granite Falls Community Coalition is looking for caring and committed people to volunteer to mentor students in the community. Info: 360-691-1121.
Pathways for Women YWCA: Pathways has many great opportunities for individuals, families or groups interested in volunteering. They assist low income and homeless women and children through a number of services. Opportunities include Children’s Advocates, Resource and Referral Assistants, Front Desk Receptionist and Donations Coordinator. Info: 425-774-9843 ext. 224.
Puget Sound Blood Center: Seeking volunteers to help at mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Opportunities include registering people before they give blood, serving refreshments while monitoring donors, calling to remind donors of their appointments and driving Blood Center vehicles to deliver blood and supplies. Info: 1-800-266-4033.