Home Ownership Information: HomeStreet Bank presents this free information session about the process of becoming a homeowner on May 22. The presentation is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Audience members can find out how much house they qualify for, how small or large their down payment could be, credit questions and different options when buying. Must reserve a spot to attend. Call 360-651-0308 to place a reservation or for more information.
Darrington Day: Darrington Day, a celebration of heritage, local arts, music and more, will be held on May 25. Look for signs on the self-guided history and trivia tour and directing visitors to all events. Event is held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At 10 a.m. there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the Old Sauk Accessible Trail for visitors of all abilities. For more information go to darringtonwatourism.com.
Fellowship Church Garage Sale: To raise money for their summer Bible camp in July, teens from the Fellowship Baptist Church are organizing this garage sale/vendor show on May 25. The sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church at 14125 Smokey Point Boulevard, Marysville.
Patsy Cline, Wynonna Judd: Local vocalist Marcia Kester and her band, Three for the Road, present a heartfelt tribute to the queens of country music. Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby in downtown Everett. Tickets $13/$16.50, available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 425-258-6766.
Veterans Affairs Help: Jerry Gedack, of the Snohomish County Veterans Office, will be at the Marysville American Legion Post 178 on May 27 to provide guidance to veterans who need help with Veterans Affairs business. Gedack will be at the Post at 2nd Street and Cedar Avenue from noon to 4 p.m.
Caregivers Issues: On May 29 the Stillaguamish Senior Center presents the film ‘A Prescription for Caregivers: Take Care of Yourself.’ Wendy Lustbader, a national speaker on caregiving issues speaks in the film. The event is from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 360-653-4551.
Lecture on Child Substance Abuse Prevention: Maureen McCaslin will discuss BABES, Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies Program, a substance abuse prevention program for children, on May 30 at the Hilbulb Cultural Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost for the presentation is included in the cost of admission to the center. For more information visit hibulbculturalcenter.org or call Lena Jones at 360-716-2640.
Information on Wills, Trust, and Final Expense: Dignity Memorial and other hosts will present this informational seminar about wills, trust, probate and final expense on June 1. The seminar is intended for anyone 50 years or older and is at the Carol Gibson Senior Center in Everett, WA. It lasts from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP by contacting Chris Hansen at 425-345-1551 or email@example.com.
Gem and Jewelry Show: The Everett Rock & Gem Club presents their 60th annual Gem and Jewelry Show on June 1 and 2. Free admission and free adjacent parking available. The show will feature crystals, geodes, tools and equipment, door prizes, special exhibits, activities for kids and silent auctions. The event is located at Everett Community College’s Student Fitness Center at 2206 Tower Street, Everett. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. More information available at everettrockclub.com.
Artists’ Meeting and Garage Sale: The June 5 meeting of the Greater Marysville Artists’ Guild will be a potluck meeting and a garage sale. Bring your favorite dish along with any gently used art books or supplies for which you no longer have a need. The meeting will be held at the Red Barn in Jennings Park, Marysville. Artists or anyone interested in art are welcome to attend. Come about 6 pm so you will have time to visit with the other artists; dinner at 6:30 pm. Please bring your own place setting (plate, cup or glass and silverware). Coffee and tea will be furnished. For further information contact Shirley at 360-435-3887.
Cougar Golf Classic: On June 8 the Lakewood Sports Booster Club sponsors its 14th annual Cougar Golf Classic at Gleneagle Golf Course in Arlington. The 18-hole tournament is a four person scramble and includes cart, driving range, awards dinner, raffles and more. Cost is $85 per person with proceeds going to Lakewood High School Athletics programs. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m and the tournament begins at 2 p.m. Entry forms at school office or lwsd.wednet.edu. For more information or hole sponsorship opportunities contact Chris Walster at 360-652-4505 ext. 2304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show & Shine Car Show: Arlington’s Olympic Avenue hosts the Show & Shine Car Show on June 8. Music, food, vendor booths and lots of beautiful cards will be available. Raffles held throughout the day. The show lasts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with awards handed out at 3 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information go to arlingtonwa.org or call 360-435-4963.
Marysville Sport Physicals: The Marysville School District will host sport physicals for students grade 7 through 12 on June 11. Cost is $35. Physicals will be given from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Marysville Pilchuck High School Gymnasium. Proceeds go toward scholarships for the Pilchuck/Getchell Male and Female Scholar Athletes of the Year. Appointments can be made at 360-653-7058. Space is limited.
Paintings on Glass: On June 11 artists Laura Wessel and Nancy Current will present their artwork, featuring paintings on glass. The artists will also show glass painting techniques and processes and how to include glass painting with other art techniques. The hour-long presentation begins at 5 p.m. at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club. Free and open to the public.
Chore Volunteers Needed: Catholic Community Services is in need of volunteers for their Volunteer Chore Services program. Volunteers assist elders or functionally disabled adults with everyday tasks including house cleaning, shopping, laundry, yard work and minor home repairs. This work enables individuals to continue to live in their homes with independence and safety. For more information contact Catholic Community Services at 1918 Everett Avenue, Everett or their toll free number 1-888-240-8572.
Las Vegas in the Fall: Ten day/nine night trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Transportation is by motorcoach, departing from the Stillaguamish Senior Center on September 6 at 8 a.m. and will returning September 15, 2013. Cost for the trip is $879 per person based on double occupancy. $75 is due upon signing up and final payment is due July 1, 2013. Contact the Stillaguamish Senior Center at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, e-mail email@example.com, phone 360-653-4551.
Vendors, Musicians, Volunteers needed for Street Festival: Marysville Street Festival 2013 showcases local produce artisans, musicians and artists. This year the festival is from August 9 to 11 on 3rd Street in downtown Marysville. Artsists, craftspeople, food vendors and local producers of farm products and flowers can submit applications for booth space. All three days costs $100 until July 31. Contact Vicki Miniken at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-653-3538. Musicians, street entertainers and volunteers also wanted. Contact Erik Schoonmaker at email@example.com. For more information visit marysvillemerchants.com.
Caregiver Support Group: On the third Wednesday of each month the Alzheimer's Association caregiver support group provides a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Participants can also learn about care management, available services and current research and treatment options. The free support group meets at the Everett Clinic in Smokey Point at 2901 174th Street NE, Smokey Point from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call Amy Leonard at 425-317-3482 for more information.
Marysville Saturday Pediatric Care Clinic: Everett Clinic's Saturday Pediatric Care Clinic is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Marysville Clinic at 4420 76th St. NE, Marysville. The clinic is open to patients and non-patients for both scheduled appointments and unexpected health concerns. For more information call 360-651-7490 or go to everettclinic.com/peds.
Ballroom Dancing Classes: Ballroom dancing classes are being held at the Stillaguamish Senior Center on Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Main Hall. First class is free – other classes are $1 per class. Join the fun at the Center located at 18308 Smokey Point Boulevard, Arlington, WA 98223. For more information call 360-653-4551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Monday Morning Social: The Ken Baxter Community Center is offering a free weekly coffee, pastry and social time every Monday (except holidays) at the Ken Baxter Community Center, located at 514 Delta Avenue. Open to seniors who want to relax and enjoy each other's company near our river rock fireplace. Sponsored by the Cottages at Marysville. For more information, call 360-363-8450.
Pancake Breakfast: On the 2nd Saturday of each month, enjoy a Pancake Breakfast provided by the Stillaguamish Senior Center and Regency Care Center. A minimum donation of $5 per person is suggested. All donations will be used to assist seniors who would like to participate in the center?s health and wellness programs and need some assistance in doing that. The breakfast is held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington. Phone 360-653-4551, e-mail email@example.com.
Volunteers Over 55 Wanted: 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. For more information, e-mail John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-374-6374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.
Chamber of Commerce Volunteers Needed: Volunteers at the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center are travel ambassadors, local business promoters, receptionists and administrative assistants. The chamber is looking for a standby volunteer to fill in occasionally, as well as a regularly-scheduled volunteer to work at the center on a weekly basis. Commit to as little as four hours per week. Contact Cyd Leahy at (360) 659-7700 or email email@example.com.
Become a mentor! Mentoring Children of Promise (MCP) is a community based mentoring program for children with a parent involved in the criminal justice system. We serve all of Western Washington, but the need is right here, with 30 boys and girls waiting to be matched in Snohomish County. MCP is looking for adult volunteers, 21 and over, who want to share activities with a youth for 8 hours a month with a minimum 2-year commitment required. Mentors meet regularly with the child and offer friendship, support and guidance. MCP matches mentors to children who live in a close proximity, have similar interests and are a good fit in terms of personality, and the organization offers guidance and support to matches and their families during times of crisis and moments of success. The program has an extensive application and background checking process for all volunteers. For more information go to www.voaww.org/mcp or contact Joell Coltrane, (425) 259-2973 x2717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer to promote the arts: Want to be involved with a dynamic non-profit performing arts organization? Red Curtain Foundation welcomes volunteers to work backstage, in the front of house, and everywhere in-between. If you're a fundraiser, producer, costumer, scenic designer, light and sound technician, actor, singer, musician, artist or teacher, we'd like to hear from you. Send an e-mail to email@example.com or visit www.redcurtainfoundation.org.
Volunteer at Stilly Center: The senior center at Smokey Point is seeking qualified instructors to teach photography, dance, yoga, sewing and quilting. Also looking for a hiking leader for offsite walks, and 50s and 60s music bands and other entertainment for Friday morning. The center is also in need of volunteer substitute receptionists, volunteers to help with Bingo on Tuesday daytime and Friday night, volunteer clerical workers, and safe volunteer drivers under 70 years of age for offsite activities, trips, Friday bus service to the center and local grocery shopping. For more information or to obtain an application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call DJ Winebrinner at (360) 653-4551
The Marysville Food Bank is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions. Drivers are needed to pick up grocery items from grocery stores, especially on Saturday mornings. Volunteers are needed on distribution days Tues. 3-6 p.m. and Fri. 9-11 a.m., and help is needed Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. mornings from 8-11 a.m. Stop by for an application at the food bank, 4150-88th St. NE (behind St. Mary's church) and join us for service and friendship. 360-658-1054.
Disaster relief volunteers are needed for daytime service with the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Required training is free. Successful candidates will be assigned to teams that provide disaster relief assistance to Snohomish County residents whenever disaster strikes. The Red Cross responds to a local disaster such as a house or apartment fire an average of once every four days. Team members are on-call at home on a rotating schedule. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants should be comfortable when working in a chaotic environment, and in helping people who are under severe stress. For more information, contact Diana Schmid, (425) 740-2327 or email@example.com.
Marysville Strawberry Festival meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the festival office, 1259 State Avenue, at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. For more information call (360) 659-7664 or visit www.maryfest.com.
Are you willing to open your heart and home to a child in need? Catholic Community Services in Everett is seeking married couples, individuals, and families of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds willing to welcome one or more foster children (ages 0-17) into their home. Short- and long-term foster care is needed with a monthly reimbursement stipend depending upon age and needs of child. Call Donna Witte, CCS Foster Home Licensor, at 425-257-2101 ext. 3342 to request more information.
The Marysville Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at the Village Inn Restaurant. We need new members! Come and see how we serve the community and its children. For more information call 360-653-2342.
Marysville "Kloz 4 Kidz" provides clothing for kids in need in the Marysville area. Call 360-659-8521 for an appointment or to arrange for donations.
The Tulalip Lions Club meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at the Tulalip Casino Cabaret. New members and visitors are welcome.
The Arlington Kiwanis meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the community room of the Arlington Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call 360-435-5789.
The Arlington Rotary Club meets each Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Gleneagle Family Restaurant, 7619 W. Country Club Dr., in Arlington. Visitors are welcome! For more information, visit the club's website or call (360) 631-2484.
The Marysville Lions meet the first and third Thursday of each month at the Village Inn at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Phil at 360-659-8484.
Marysville Sunrise Rotary meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Fanny's Restaurant, 505 Cedar St., #A-1, Marysville. For more information, call Sue at (425) 418-7902.
Marysville Noon Rotary meets Wednesdays at 12 noon at United Methodist Church, 5600-64th St. NE, Marysville. Visit www.marysvillerotary.org for information.
Support groups for widowed men and women are held in Snohomish County with meetings in Everett, Lynnwood and Sultan. Contact WICS (Widowed Information and Consultation Services) at 425-252-7617 or 360-659-7861.
Friends of the Arlington Library meet at 3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the library, 135 N. Washington Ave. The group supports and promotes public awareness of library services and programs in the community. For information, call 360-403-1011.
The Arlington Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Boys & Girls Club, Hadley Hall, at 6:30 p.m. from September through June. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The Friends of the Marysville Library is a not-for-profit volunteer organization providing essential support to your local library. The Friends of the Marysville Library meet at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove Street, Marysville. Programs are presented and refreshments are served. Guests and new members are always welcome. For more information, call 360-651-7030.
The Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation of Snohomish County meets meet every 2nd Thursday (except December) at 7 p.m. at Providence Hospital Pacific Campus, Port Gardner Room. E-mail email@example.com for information.
Women age 39 and better are invited to join the Old Bags of Arlington, a non-profit philanthropic society. Fundraising activities support community projects, focusing on children and families in need. Meetings are held the first Friday of each month at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 18513-59th Ave. NE. For information, contact Etta Melhart, (360) 435-3279.
Soroptimist International of Marysville meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Fanny's Restaurant at 7 a.m. Local business and professional women are invited to attend the open meetings. Contact Renae James at (425) 971-0031 for information.
American Legion Post 178 meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.; social hour starts at 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall, located 119 Cedar Ave in Marysville. For inquiries of Post activities call Jeremiah at 253-405-8175 or Lett at 425-220-4940.
American Legion Post 76 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 115 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. For more information, call Jim Barron at 360-435-2492.
Post No. 1561 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Stillaguamish Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.
The Marysville Arts Coalition holds monthly meetings that are open to the public; no membership needed. Help strengthen Marysville's connection to the arts, increase awareness of the arts in our community and encourage participation. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/MarysvilleArts or phone (425) 308-4176.
Trade Artist Cards: Arlington ATC Traders meets every third Saturday at 1 p.m. at Evonne's, 340 N. Olympic Avenue in Arlington, to trade artist trading cards, and the group is looking for new traders. Contact Bridget Clawson at (360) 435-6223 for more information.
The Greater Marysville Artists Guild meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Jennings Park Barn in Marysville. The Guild seeks to interest local artists in attending meetings and offers educational opportunities. For more information, contact Cecelia Venolia at 425-377-9671.
Arlington Arts Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community room of the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 18513-59th Ave. NE. Artists who would like to share their art are invited to show up at 5 p.m. for an art show and tell. For information, call Jean Olson at 360-435-5866.
Snohomish County residents age 60 or older can get information and assistance in accessing mental health or chemical dependency services at the Older Adult Outreach Program, provided by Senior Services of Snohomish County. Phone (425) 290-1260 or 1-800-422-2024 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Senior Services of Snohomish County offers a free Senior Peer Counseling program for those who are struggling with life changes, losses or other issues. Learn new ways to cope with stress and improve wellbeing. Call (425) 290-1252 for information.
The AARP Marysville Chapter monthly meeting occurs at noon the first Thursday of every month at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville.
The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on the second Tuesday each month at the Hawthorn Inn, 16710 Smokey Point Blvd., in Arlington. The chamber office and visitor's center is located at 3710 168th St. NE, near the Smokey Point Post Office. Luncheon meetings are $15 if reservations are made in advance and $20 at the door. For information, call Jennifer Shaw at 360-659-5453 or email email@example.com. Visit the Web site at www.arlington-smokeypointchamber.com.
The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce presents Business Before Hours from 7 to 9 a.m. the fourth Friday of each month at the Tulalip Casino's Canoes Cabaret Room at Quil Ceda Village. Breakfast meetings feature guest speakers of interest to local business owners, networking opportunities, and a buffet breakfast for $20 with advance reservations, $25 at the door. For more information, call (360) 659-7700 or visit www.marysvilletulalipchamber.com.
The Snohomish County Chapter of UOAA meets every third Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave. in Everett. Our purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of persons with ostomies. Call Cathryn at (425) 337-7221.
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society and Library, 215 S. French Avenue in Arlington, is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in addition to regular hours on Tuesdays (12-4) and Thursdays (10-4). If you have ever wondered about your roots, stop by and see the helpful volunteers who can help you trace your family's history from just about anywhere in the world. Society membership is just $15 but you don't have to be a member to use the library. Call (360) 435-4838 during regular hours for immediate assistance or to learn more.
Marysville Good Sams RV Club meets the third Friday of each month at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral, 1065 State Ave., Marysville. Visit www.Goodguysams.org for more information.
Old Time and Country Music Association hosts free jam sessions every second and fourth Friday night at the Everett Housing Authority's BakerView HiRise, 1401 Poplar St., Everett, 6:30-9:30 pm. Call 360-659-9713 for information.
Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close. Alateen/Al-Anon groups meet the first and third Fridays of the month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove Street NE. Spanish-speaking meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Call Tami at (425) 737-2793 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cascade Christian Reformed Church, located at 13908-51st Ave. NE in Marysville, hosts a free Coffee Break Bible Study for all area women every Tuesday at 9:45 a.m., starting Sept. 15. Story Hour is provided for children ages 2 and up, as well as nursery care for infants under 2. Questions? Call 360-654-9603.
The Marysville Historical Society meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove Street. The society is the keeper of history for Marysville, and visitors are always welcome.
Voices Northwest, the Snohomish County chapter of Sweet Adeline Inc., meets at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Avenue, Everett on Monday evenings 7-9:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you are between the ages of 18-90, like to sing, enjoy the sisterhood of other women who share your passion for music, or just want some time for you away from kids and family, come see what we are about. For more information, call Kim at 360-794-4426 or visit http://voicesnorthwest.org.