Community

Community CALENDAR

GATHERINGS

Old Time Fiddlers

The Old Time Fiddlers meets on Friday evenings. As of April 2009, we will move our jams to the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Jams will continue to be held on the 2nd and 4th Friday evenings of the month – April 10th and 24th. For directions, please contact Noel, or stop by our March jams for a map to the new location.

Celtic jam is at 5 p.m., workshop at 6 p.m., and circle jam begins at 7 p.m. Music, jamming and snacks throughout the evening. Free family entertainment; listeners and acoustic musicians of all ages (and their instruments) welcome.

For information, please contact Noel Lareau at 360-691-5907 or Noelula@aol.com.

Easter Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendars for Getchell Fires annual pancake breakfast on April 11 at 8 am. This has been an annual fundraiser to support the Getchell Firefighters Association. There will be pancakes, eggs and sausage on the grill and Smokey the bear roaming around with his buddy the Easter bunny.

So come have some good eats and check out our fire rigs. If you have any questions feel free to call the Getchell Fire House and get some more information.

Turn your thumb green

The Arlington Garden Club will be offering their series of Turn Your Thumb Green workshops the second Saturday of the month at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA. 98223, 10 - 11:30 a.m., free to members, $3 for non-members.

• April 11, 2009 — This workshop is usually held in conjunction with the City of Arlington’s Arbor Day. More information will be posted on our website as this develops. Contact events@arlingtongardenclub.org or www.arlingtongardenclub.org.

SOMETHING

FUN TO DO

Easter Egg Hunt

This FREE family event will be held on Saturday, April 11th from 10-11am in Jennings Memorial Park (6915 Armar Road, Marysville). Thousands of candy filled eggs will be distributed for youth ages 8 and under. Each participant will be able to collect 8 eggs from their designated age specific area of the park.

All Participants are asked to bring a canned food item for donation to the Marysville Food Bank. Additional parking will be available at the Marysville Middle School Parking Lot. This Marysville Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by The Marysville State Farm Agents and Grandview Village is sure to be fun for all. For more information, please call Marysville Parks and Recreation at 360-363-8400.

Native American Flute concert

The concert will be at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum in Arlington on Friday evening April 10th. This wil be an Adults only concert from 7-9 pm in The Pioneer Hall.

MUSEUMS

Museums

Snohomish County

The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE. 360-435-7289.

Everett — Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall Street, 425-258-1006. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

LIBRARIES

Arlington — 135 N. Washington, 435-3033.

Darrington ­— 1005 Cascade St., 436-1600

Everett — 2702 Hoyt Ave., 425-257-8010

Marysville — 6120 Grove St., 360-658-5000

Snohomish — 311 Maple Ave., 568-2898

COMMUNITY

and SENIOR

CENTERS

Grandview

Community Center

The Grandview Community Center is located at 11506 Smokes Rd., in Arlington.

Ken Baxter Senior/Community Center

The Ken Baxter Senior/Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville, 360-363-8450.

Snohomish Senior Center

The Snohomish Senior Center is temporarily located in the lower level small hall of St. Michael’s Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish, 360-568-0934.

Stillaguamish Senior Center

18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington 360-653-4551.

HELPING HAND

Assistance League® of Everett

Assistance League of Everett’s Kitty Young Auxiliary is hosting “An April Affair” on Saturday, April 25, in the Gretchen DeLap Room at 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA. Doors will open at 12 p.m. for the silent auction. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

The event will feature a luncheon, fashion show, children’s fashion show and a silent auction. Jazzmine, the jazz choir from Arlington High School will provide entertainment. Cost is $25 per person.

Funds raised will help support Operation School Bell® and the other philanthropic programs of Assistance League.

Contact Linda Farrington at 425-923-4519 for further information. Reservations are required and will be taken until Friday, April 17.

Kloz 4 Kidz

Marysville United Methodist Church sponsors Marysville’s “Kloz 4 Kidz.” This is a free clothing center for the kids of Marysville who are in need. Appointments are requested by phone 360-659-8521.

Free Breakfast

A Free Breakfast is served each Wednesday from 8 - 10 a.m. at Hosanna Christian Fellowship, 401 N. Dunham, in Arlington. All are welcome. This breakfast program is provided by four community churches. Anyone wishing to help with this program should call 360-403-0995.

INFORMATIONAL

Beginning

calligraphy

Learn the art of beautiful handwriting. Students will master the Humanistic Hand, upper and lower case alphabet, spacing formulas, pen plays and culminate in beautiful calligraphy projects. Students can purchase supplies at any art store. Felt tip brands like Sanford or Pigma Calligraphy Pens are best; also bring smooth surface paper (typing etc). Instructor will provide other materials. For adults and youth ages 11 and older. The class will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 15 – May 13 at Olympic Place Retirement Community, 20909 Olympic Place, Arlington

Fee is $54.00 Call 360-403-3448 for more information.

Container Gardening

Learn hands-on how to make fantastic containers and take your creation home. Pre-registration is required. Fee includes materials. Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. $30. Call to register at 425-334-2002. Visit www.sunnysidenursery.net for more information.

Local art showcase

The Harman Eye Clinic, a world class cataract and LASIK eye surgery center, wishes to showcase local art (painting, photography, sculptures, crafts, quilts, needlepoint, etc.) in our hallway during the months of May and June. Please submit your artwork to twentybetter@aol.com in jpg format. With your submission please include title, author, year created, size, medium and contact information. Submissions must be received by April 10 to be considered. Accepted submissions will be notified by April 17. Pieces Will need to be delivered no later than April 29.

ARLINGTON Library

Children’s Programs

Ready readers:

preschool storytime

Children ages 3 to 5 years enjoy stories, songs, activities and getting ready to read with a parent or caregiver.

Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:30 am.

Ready readers:

baby storytime

Babies and their favorite adults learn to love reading together with stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Playtime follows. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required.

Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28 at 9:30 am

Ready readers:

toddler storytime

Music, stories, creative activities and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years. Reading readiness skills are included. Caregiver required.

Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28 at 10:30 am

marysville parks

and recreation

Summer Camps 2009

Summer is near and now is the time to start thinking about summer activities. Marysville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of summer camps to keep your kids on the go. Registration is under way and camps do fill so don’t miss this opportunity to give your kids a summer to remember. Camp information is available at the Parks and Recreation Office (6519 Armar Road, Marysville) 360-363-8400 or on line at marysvillewa.gov.

Creative Dance for ages 3-5

Does your daughter love to dance around the living room? Creative Dance is a wonderful opportunity for her to explore her creative side! Your child will love learning basic ballet steps and terminology as well as creative dance movements including ribbon dance. This 6 week session is held on Friday mornings beginning April 10th at the Ken Baxter Senior Community Center (514 Delta Ave., Marysville). The cost is $48. Pre-registration is required, please call the Marysville Parks and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400 for registration information.

Seattle Mariners

bus trips

Root on the Seattle Mariners and welcome the return of Ken Griffey Jr.! Love the Seattle Mariners but not the driving? Leave the driving to pros and join Marysville Parks and Recreation for these exciting trips. All trips leave from Jennings Memorial Park (6915 Armar Rd., Marysville) at 5pm. The cost is $35 per person per game with the exception of the New York Yankees ($50) and includes motor coach transportation and a game ticket located in section 332. Games will be on the following dates: June 24th – San Diego Padres, July 9th – Texas Ranges, August 14th – New York Yankees, and September 1st – Los Angeles Angels. Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast; please call the Marysville Parks and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400 for registration information.

Scholarships

Marysville Rotary

The Marysville Rotary Education Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from college-bound high school seniors. Applications are due by April 17, 2009. For more information and to download applications go to www.marysvillerotary.org.

CITY OF ARLINGTON

Community Classes

Create projects using rubber stamps

This class is for anyone interested in learning tips and techniques associated with rubber-stamping on Tuesday, April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. You will create beautiful cards, mini albums and a variety of other terrific projects. FUN and supplies are included. Call 360-403-3448 for more information. Fee is $23 per class.

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