October is always a fun month with friends and family getting ready for fall activities, youth sports, and of course — Halloween! October is a month where we focus greatly on our physical and mental wellness, which is a priority in our Marysville and Tulalip communities year-round. Our communities hold several opportunities to get involved, volunteer, and improve your health and wellness for the preparation of winter.

The Tulalip Youth Services in partnership with the Tulalip Community Health Department want to invite you to join our 3rd Annual “Say Something” Color Run on Oct. 5. Registration starts at 5 p.m. at the Community Health Department 7615 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip, WA 98271. The Color Run begins at 6 p.m. and ends at the Kenny Moses Building 6700 Totem Beach Dr., Tulalip, WA 98271.

The City of Marysville’s wellness philosophy plays out in concrete ways for residents and visitors — namely, dozens of parks and trails, family-friendly community events throughout the year, and a year-round calendar of classes and activities for youth, adults and seniors. Explore https://www.marysvillewa.gov/147/Parks-Culture-Recreation.

In the month of September, the Marysville School District Food Service Department wore yellow for National Suicide Awareness Month, and in coordination with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, these lunch super heroes are inviting the entire community to join them for the Out of Darkness Walk on Oct. 14 in Seattle. Learn more and sign up at www.msd25.org.

The Tulalip Clinical Pharmacy wants to let you know that you can get a flu shot without an appointment but also provides an express flu shot service. The best hours to arrive at the pharmacy are from 9-11 a.m., and from 2-4:30 p.m. Are you planning on a trip overseas? Schedule an appointment with one of our clinical pharmacists to receive all required vaccinations and personalized trip consultation. Travel vaccination record and certificate required for entry by some countries will also be provided.

The Gibby Foundation and the American Red Cross will be providing 125 smoke alarms to the Tulalip reservation on Saturday, Oct. 6, and you can sign up by calling the local Red Cross Chapter at 425-740-2318. This is an easy, free way to improve your home safety and to protect your family. If you live on the Tulalip reservation and need a fire alarm, please do not hesitate to call.

The City of Marysville, the Marysville School District, and The Tulalip Tribes care about you, our community members, and wish everyone a safe and beautiful October. Think about your health, your family, your friends, and how you can positively impact each other by being active volunteers in your neighborhood.

This monthly column is joint effort between by the City of Marysville, Marysville School District and The Tulalip Tribes. It recognizes the important role these organizations play in the success of the Marysville and Tulalip community. By working together, we can ensure the success of future generations.

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