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July 2, 2014  | View PDF


Everett – Colors of Freedom Festival - July 4th – 11am-11pm: Colors of Freedom Parade – 11am: Bring a lawn chair and grab a front row seat for the best show in town! Free Everett Transit shuttles from Everett Station. Where: Colby and Wetmore Aves, between Wall and 26th Streets. Colors of Freedom Festival 1-11pm: Enjoy a family picnic on the grassy buff overlooking Port Gardner Bay. With free kids activities, a food fair, live music and a stunning view of the fireworks over Port Gardner Bay, there’s something for everyone. Catch the free Everett Transit shuttle at the Everett Community College Broadway lot or Everett Station. Where: Legion Park-145 Alverson Blvd. Thunder on the Bay Fireworks 10:20pm: Tune to 1520 AM for radio simulcast of music to the fireworks. Port Gardner Bay Viewing Areas: Legion Park-145 Alverson Blvd. – Grand Avenue Park-1800 Grand Ave. Shuttle and parking information: All Everett Transit busses operate free of charge July 4th! Try catching the bus from your neighborhood to avoid the hassle of parking. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes from 12:30-9:45pm. Last shuttle to festival for fireworks viewing leaves Everett Station and N. Broadway EVCC parking lot at 9:45pm. Shuttles will be waiting to return passengers to their parking lots after the Thunder on the Bay fireworks show.

Run or Dye Lake Stevens 5K will be held Saturday, July 12. Registration for individuals in teams of 4 or more people is $42, until July 2, where it will increase to $44; individual registration is $47 until July 2, where it will increase to $49. Register on-line at

The Pacific Northwest's first ever canned craft beer festival comes to Bellingham this 4th of July. Tickets are on-sale now for this family-friendly celebration with live music, street food, yard games, and over 60 Northwest canned craft beers on J Street, in front of Elizabeth Station. All proceeds benefit RE Sources. More info can be found on our website: What: Yes, We CAN! Canned Craft Beer Festival An All-American, 100% Recyclable, Fourth of July Celebration Why: To benefit RE Sources and promote the recycling of aluminum When: Friday, July 4th, 2014 Time: 5 pm VIP Admission 6 - 10 pm General Admission Where: The street in front of Elizabeth Station, J Street between Holly & Astor in Bellingham Cost: $35 VIP advanced purchase only $20 General Admission advanced $25 General Admission at the door Kids ages 14 and under FREE Tickets: On sale at Boundary Bay Brewery, Village Books, the Community Food Co-ops, Kulshan Brewery, Elizabeth Station, and The RE Store. And online at Featuring: 30 Northwest breweries, meaderies, and cideries; creative RE Store yard games; street food; live performances from Moongrass, Hot Damn Scandal, Bellingham Circus Guild and more; root beer floats; and one of the best neighborhood views of the Bellingham fireworks show right across Holly Street. More info:

1st Annual Lazy Daze of Summer Shop Hop. August 8th- - 10th Friday & Saturday 9am – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm. Each shop has selected two fabrics from the "A Quilter's Garden" collection by Fresh Water Designs. A small sampling of the collection is pictured on the left. When you visit each shop you will receive a pattern for a 9-inch finished block and two fabrics from the collection pictured at the left. Some shops will also offer finishing kits for the block, and/or for a finished project, which uses blocks from each of the five shops. Each shop has selected two fabrics from the "A Quilter's Garden" collection by Fresh Water Designs. A small sampling of the collection is pictured on the left. When you visit each shop you will receive a pattern for a 9-inch finished block and two fabrics from the collection pictured at the left. Some shops will also offer finishing kits for the block, and/or for a finished project, which uses blocks from each of the five shops.


Music On The Lake – Thursday July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st – 7pm-830pm – North Cove Park 1812 Main Street, Lake Stevens, Free Event

SNOHOMISH GARDEN TOUR The Snohomish Garden Club will present its 30th Annual Garden Tour on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from noon until 5:00 p.m. The featured urban and suburban gardens, many of which have never been open to the public before, will be located in and around historic Snohomish. Besides enjoying an afternoon of pleasant wandering through gardens, tour-goers can count on coming away with lots of good ideas and inspiration for their own gardens. The ticket price is $12 and advanced tickets, after July 1st, will be available at several Snohomish locations: Annie's on First; Joyworks; Blanc & Rouge; McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery and McDaniel’s Do It Center. Other sites for ticket purchase are: Machias Nursery (Machias); Molbacks Home and Garden (Woodinville) and Sunnyside Nursery (Marysville).

Tickets may also be purchased through the website, or day of tour tickets will be available at the above commercial outlets as well as at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th Street, starting at 10:30. Children under 13 may take the tour free of charge. There will also be sales of plants, raffle tickets and the event poster at the Snohomish Senior Center. Proceeds from the annual Snohomish Garden Club Tour are used to fund community projects including grants, scholarships and the hanging flower baskets in downtown Snohomish.

More information about the tour is available at the Garden Club’s website at or by contacting Fred Rowe at 425-374-8622 or

Friday Night Open Mic @ The Thumb Every Friday / signup 6:30 – 7:20 // Showtime @ 7:30 Suggested Donation: $3-5 for Performers $5-10 for Audience Members All are welcome! Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater 1211 4th Street Snohomish, WA

Snohomish Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 3 to 7pm in Historic downtown Snohomish, Cedar Ave and Pearl St in Snohomish.


Perfectly Knotty Sit & Stitch: First Tuesday of the month 6pm @ The Village 302 North Alder Avenue, Granite Falls, WA 98252. Hosted by Perfectly Knotty 425.273.5563  101 East Stanley Street Ste. B Granite Falls, WA 98252   A delightful & whimsical place to nurture your crochet & knitting creativity! Yarn. Needles. Hooks. Patterns. Antiques. Collectibles. Ready made.


Michaels, North America's number one arts & crafts retailer, will offer in-store crafting events for adults and children throughout the month of June, including Free Family Craft Time for Father’s Day where kids can make a card for dad for free! The complete list of events is below. Summer Ice Cream Fun July 5, 10-12 p.m. Create yummy summer fun at the Summer Ice Cream Parlor Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

Vacation Bible School at Elim, July 7-11 $25, $50 family limit; scholarships are available. Contact Ruthann at 425-334-1911 or register at


FREE Classes at Marysville Goodwill Job Training and Education Center: 9315 State AVE 8/11/14-10/02/14, meet twice a week. (unless otherwise noted) Classes include ESL (English as a Second Language), Citizenship Prep, Customer Service, Cashiering, Computer Basics, MS Word, MS Excel, Internet/ E-mail, Basic Math & Rosetta Stone Lab (English). Career Building lab time for students and the general public to receive help with career related activities. Registration July 28-31. Monday, July 28th Computers Tuesday, July 29th ESL & Life Skills Wednesday, July 30th Cashiering & Customer Service Thursday, July 31st ALL other remaining Openings 9:00am-3:00pm (must enter by 2:00pm) 9315 State Ave. Marysville. Students must complete interview and placement test. Call Tania Siler-Site Manager 360-657-4058 or visit


Everett Pacesetters Toastmasters A club for building better communicators, leaders, and improving public speaking Guests are always welcome. Meeting Time: 7:00-8:30PM Every Thursday. Location: Washington Oakes, 3rd floor Multi-Use Room 1717 Rockefeller Ave. Everett, 98201


IronMan 2014 Race Day is Sunday August 17 this year and we are looking for volunteers. If anyone has any questions they are more than welcome to contact me at To register they can go to We are also looking for host families for some of the competitors

FREE Information Session for people interested in becoming hospice volunteers. Learn what volunteer opportunities we have and the requirements of each. Wednesdays: July 9, 2-4 p.m. Held at Hospice & Home Care offices, 2731 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201 Please call in advance to reserve a spot: 425-261-4815

Volunteers over 55 wanted The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people age 55 and over for a variety of volunteer opportunities. We are looking for volunteers to help in schools, food banks, homeless shelters, court system and so on. 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. We can help you. For more information please email John McAlpine at or call (425) 374-6374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.


M-DOG's 8th Poochapalooza, Saturday, July 12th, outdoor dog event our major fundraiser to benefit Strawberry Fields for Rover Off Leash Dog Park Join us for another "Big county fair for dogs" Free parking, 500 "wag bags" to the first to arrive with a $5.00 or more donation to the dog park. Pet contests all day; Check out our website for information. or call 425-268-5285 for vendor, sponsorship or contest info. Also be sure and check out our Off-Leash Dog Park while attending Poochapalooza all new small dog area and agility equipment.


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