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Rotary/Gail Jubie Fundraiser

Organizers are collecting items for the Gail Jubie Memorial Marysville Food Bank Fundraiser from now through April 26. This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Marysville Food Bank. Cash donations are accepted along with almost all household goods. Exceptions include used electronics and used mattresses. Drop items for donation at the Marysville Judd and Black store on State Avenue, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and receive a receipt for a tax deduction. For information, call 425-422-0883. The fundraiser will be on Tuesday, April 22, 5 – 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 24, 5 – 7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Marysville Youth Action Network on Wednesday, April 30, hosts local activist Teresa Rugg who will talk about RESULTS, a nonprofit organization committed to ending hunger and the worst aspects of poverty and a musical performance by Emma Cloutier, teen singer/songwriter from Jamberfest Youth Acoustic Open Mic. MYAN is open to all ages and meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Baxter Senior Center in Comeford Park. Refreshments provided. Contact Jim Strickland at 425-870-1631, or

Surviving the Holocaust

Four speakers from noon to 2 p.m. in EvCC’s Baker Hall 120. Contact EvCC English instructor Joyce Walker at 425-388-9411.

• April 16 Robert Herschkowitz – At the end of a chaotic childhood odyssey from his homeland of Belgium to a French concentration camp, 5-year-old Robert and his family finally journeyed over the Alps to Switzerland and safety.

• April 30: Henry Friedman – With the aid of Ukranian friends, a teenage Henry and his family hid from the Nazis for 18 months.

• May 14: Peter Metzelaar – Placing their trust in the Dutch Underground, 8-year-old Peter and his mother were hidden on a small farm in the Netherlands, in a cave in the forest and in a home in The Hague.

• May 28: Noemi Ban – Unable to hide, Noemi was spared from the gas-chamber fate of her family, only to endure Auschwitz, a sub-camp of Buchenwald (Allendorf) and a death march before being liberated.


Women in any kind of business from small home-based businesses to corporate executives, plan to attend our meeting. It really is free, includes lunch and is a terrific opportunity to promote your business to other dynamic women. La-De-Biz networking really works. Come share tips, leads and encouragement. For information or to RSVP contact Jyl P. Westbrook at or 425-231-5246. April 17 – hosted by Katie, Natalie and Erin at Katie’s Adult Respite Care/Adaptive Activities in Marysville, 11 a.m. to noon, includes lunch. May 15 – Toni Weigard, Old Strokers Café, Everett. June 19 – Suzanne Perry, caffè Spa, Marysville. July 17 – Mary Miles, Melaleuca, Everett. Aug. 21 – Joyce Shawger, Cookie Lee, Everett. Sept. 18 – Sue MaComber, Vintage, Everett. Oct. 16 – Westbrook Estate – Jyl P. Westbrook. Nov. 20 – Erin Lozeau – Prepaid Legal, Everett. Dec. 18 – North County Outlook – Julie Brandt

Blood Drive

Puget Sound Blood Center blood drive. Contact or 800-398-7888.

• April 18, Stanwood, Camano Medical Ctr.,

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• April 21, Smokey Pt Community Church,

1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Stream Survey Meetings

Swamp Creek, North Creek and Little Bear Creek flow from rapidly urbanizing SW Snohomish County to the Sammamish River and Lake Washington. Quilceda Creek flows through the Urban Growth Area between Arlington and Marysville into the Snohomish River. The salmon habitat in these streams in trouble. To combat this problems AASF is offering to provide free stream surveys for landowners along these streams. Anyone interested in taking advantage of this service that is sponsored by the WA Department of Ecology and REI should call 425-316-8592.

• Thursday, April 17, at the Carol Edwards Center, 174011 Ave NE Woodinville

# Tuesday, April 22 at the NW Stream Center in Mc Collum Park, 600 -128th St. SE, Everett 98208

• Wednesday, April 23 at the Marysville Fire District Training Room, 1635 Grove Street, Marysville WA 98270

Science Club auction

Stillaguamish Valley School Silent Auction and Coffee with Open Mic Entertainment, Eagle Creek Elementary Gym, 1216 E. Fifth Street, Arlington, April 19, 7 – 9 p.m., Tickets $5 at door but are refundable with purchase in auction, desert included. Proceeds to the Science Club.

Garden Party/Dahlia Society

Garden Party and Skagit Valley Dahlia Society Tuber Sale April 19 – 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live music, family fun activities, free popcorn, free balloons, face painting, door prizes, bouncy house, in-Store specials and so much more. Free and open to all, rain or shine. Visit

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Ebey Waterfront Park, 1404 First Street, Marysville, for tours of the water treatment plant, guided bird watching, informational booths, free drawing. Hosted by the City of Marysville, Snohomish County, Tulalip Tribes, Washington State Department of Fisheries, Snohomish Conservation District, Adopt a Stream Foundation, People for Puget Sound, Pilchuck Audubond Society, Snohmish county marine Resources Committee, Sierra Club, WSU Extnsion, the Jay Group. Contact Adam Bailey at or 360-363-8283/

Earth Day weed away

At Union Slough Wetlands Restoration Site, Marysville, April 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join People For Puget Sound and Alderwood REI to help free the trees at

Union Slough by yanking, digging and hacking back pesky weeds. This Earth

Day, give back to the Earth. Tools, refreshments and lots of encouragement provided. Wear sturdy work shoes/boots and clothes to get dirty in. Dress for the

weather, whatever it may be. Bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Sign up today or get more info by contacting Keeley O’Connell at 360-336-1931 or

Knight Shred

The Arlington Immaculate Conception Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 8015 are sponsoring a “Document Shred” on Saturday, April 19, 1 – 4 p.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church lower parking lot, 1200 E. 5th, Arlington. There will be a Commercial Shredding Truck available to shred any sensitive papers, available on the first Saturday after Tax Day. There is no need to remove staples or do any sorting. This is being done as a community service and any donations will be welcomed, proceeds to benefit Jerry P. Firnstahl, Jr. Scholarship Fund.

Town Hall Meeting

Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, will host a town hall meeting at Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Boulevard, Saturday, April 19, 1- 2:30 p.m. Contact Steve Breaux at 360-786-7330.

Bingo Night

Silvana Community Association Bingo Night is Sunday, April 20, 4 p.m., Viking Hall, Silvana. Cost is $10, doors open at 3 p.m., snack bar available.

Birding Adventure

Marysville Parks and Recreation is proud to present this one day floating excursion on Sunday, April 20. A naturalist river guide will treat you with tales of local history, spot a variety of birds and enjoy a voyage of discovery through the Skagit Estuary into the Swinomish Channel and the historic town of La Conner. Van ride back to Marysville with a firsthand view of the lovely Skagit Valley Tulip Fields. This full day adventure begins at Marysville City Hall at 8 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. The cost of the trip is $65 including a box lunch or $55 if you choose to pack your own lunch. Call 360-363-8400.

RV Outing to Hidden Village

Everett’s RV and trailer club meeting is Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave. Visitors welcome at the meeting and at the April 29 to May 1 outing to Hidden Village, North of Ferndale. Contact 360-629-8510 or 425-513-5534.


The “Travelling for life” luncheon at the Marysville Corral will be Thursday, April 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Liz Birnie, from Canada, talks about packing light for ease of travel and peace of mind and “Roadside assistance on your journey of life.” Contact Nancy at 360-659-9045 or Estehr at 360-653-6461 for reservations and complementary childcare. Cost is $10, beverage/tax/tip included. Sponsored by the North Snohomish County Women’s Connection Outreach, an affiliation with Stonecroft ministries.

UW Open House

Public invited to enjoy tours, lectures, exhibits and much more at the University of Washington’s annual open house April 24 – 26. Three campuses. Three days. Dozens of events. For more information, including the complete Washington Weekend schedule, visit


Rotary Scholarship

Marysville Rotary Club Scholarship Applications are now available online at Select “Education Foundation” to access the form. Scholarships are available to students who live or attend school within Marysville or Lakewood School District. All applications are due on or before April 25.

Old Time Fiddlers

The Old Time Fiddlers meets on the Friday evenings of April 25, May 9 and 23, at the old Arlington High School, 135 S. French St., Arlington. At 5 p.m. Celtic jam; 6 p.m., workshop; 7 p.m., circle jam. Music, jamming and snacks throughout the evening. Free family entertainment; listeners and acoustic musicians of all ages (and their instruments) welcome. Contact Noel Lareau, 360-691-5907 or

Talent/Variety Show

The Darrington Community Talent / Variety Show is Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. at the High School Multi-Purpose Room. Donations at the door towards keeping the prom affordable.

HomeGrown vendors

Downtown Marysville’s 23rd HomeGrown Festival is now accepting applications for vendors of homegrown or quality handmade items and artwork. The Festival will be Aug. 8 – 9, on Third Street. For information or applications, e-mail, with HomeGrown in the subject line, or call Mary at 360-659-4997. HomeGrown is sponsored by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.

Kids soccer

April 25 through June 13, ages 2-11, grouped by age. For more information please contact Marysville Parks and Recreation 360-363-8400.

Document Destruction Day

Free document destruction day, April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Marysville City Hall parking lot, 1049 State Avenue. Personal shredders among prize giveaways, complements of HomeStreet Bank. For more information call 360-363-8086. The City of Marysville, HomeStreet Bank, North County Outlook and Data Base are sponsors.

Hanging Baskets

Make a beautiful hanging basket. Take a creation home. Register now or get on the waiting list for the next class in this three-part series. Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. (full) and 2 p.m. at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. $30. Call to register at 425-334-2002. Visit for information.

Gypsy Cabaret

$10 at the door, kids 8 and under free,

7 – 9 p.m., Saturday, April 26, inside Mirkwood / Shire Cafe, 117 E. Division Street, Arlington. Hosted by Indigo and Razi Gypsy Cabaret will be featuring BellyDance, Musicians and Daughters of The Wind, Indigo, Razi, Zephyrs Wind Dancers, Li Gold Music and Shakti Moon.

Puppet show at library

The Welcome Marionettes presents Dorothy and Friends, a free show for all ages adopted from the Wizard of Oz, April 26, 2 p.m., at Everett Public Library, in the Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt, or 425-257-8030. See a great movie, eat some Japanese snacks, get a Japanese mask temporary tattoo.


5k, 10k Walk and Roll Run

Saturday, April 26, registration is 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., race is at 11 a.m. BBQ lunch afterward, by donation. Walkers and runners of all ages and participant levels are welcome. Walk at your own pace or improve your best running time. This is a fundraiser for Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries. Registration forms at

Taste of Decadence

Donations, table hosts and volunteers are needed for the sixth annual Taste of Decadence fundraiser set for May 2, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Smokey Point Community Church, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington. Volunteers may sign up for one- to four-hour shifts for table host, decorating, silent auction set up, dessert check in, greeter and clean up. Proceeds help north Snohomish County adults with disabilities achieve their highest potential at home, work and in community life. To volunteer call Michelle Date at 360-653-7752 ext. 14.

Strawberry talent search

The 2008 Marysville Strawberry Festival will be June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Talented people in vocal, dance, instrumental, drama, comedy, etc., are invited to audition at M-PHS on May 13 – 14, 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. All age, solo and group, are welcome. Contact or call 360-653-6584 for applications and more information. Deadline is May 2.

Arlington Boys & Girls Club

Donations are needed for the 14th annual dinner and auction on May 3, to raise money for operations at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Proceeds support the programming at the club, providing services and activities for youth all year round. For information on how to donate or to purchase tickets to the event, call the club at 360-435-4442.

Master Gardener plant sale

Snohomish County Master Gardeners plant sale, Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at WSU Coopertaive Extension, 600 128th SE, McCollum park, south Everett, 425 357-6010 2,000 vegetable and tomato plants, perennials, fuchsias, trees, shrubs, ground covers, herbs, garden art twelve specialty nurseries, master gardeners on hand to answer questions and lots more.

Japanese Anime at Library

Free anime movie nights (PG and PG-13), May 5, at Everett Public Library, in the Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt, or 425-257-8030. See a great movie, eat some Japanese snacks, get a Japanese mask temporary tattoo.

Sunnyside Carnival

May 9, 5 – 7:30 p.m., Sunnyside Elementary’s Annual Auction and Carnival at the schools gym.

Horsemanship Camp

Parent and Child Horsemanship Camp at Warm Beach Camp, May 9-11. Spend quality time, build memories and share experiences. Participants do not need to have any prior instruction or experience with horses. 10 years or older. During the weekend, participants will experience quality horsemanship instruction, trail rides, arena games, vaulting and more.

Contact 360-652-7575 or 800-228-6724.

Free Airplane Rides at

Airport Appreciation Day

Saturday, May 10, register 9 – 10 a.m., free flights for ages 7 – 18, preference given to first time flyers, at the Arlington Airport Appreciation Day through the Young Eagles Program. Other events include Tour of Police and fire veciles, WSDOT and FAA information booths, Static Aircraft, face painting, chalk art and concessions at the Flying J Deli. Contact 360-435-5857.

Princess Pagent and tea

On May 10, Stanwood Community and Senior Center will be hosting a Tea as a fundraiser for the center. Ages 2-13 may participate in a princess pageant (not a competition) to model their beautiful princess dresses. Contact Terri Riffle at 629-7403 ext. 114 to request registration. Registration fee of $5 is required.

Slicker and Nicker ride-a-thon

Saturday, May 10. All proceeds raised by this event directly support EquiFriends Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program for children and adults with disabilities. Prizes, T-shirts, free BBQ. Call 425-377-0802 for information, pledge sheets and map.

FMLA and Family Leave

The Snohmish County Human Resources ASsociation presents Ms. Kellis Borek on FMLA and Washington Family Leave on May 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HOliday Inn, 3105 Pine Street, Everett. Members/studends, $30, others $40.

Volunteer training

Adults living in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and adult family homes throughout Snohomish County are in need of a volunteer ombudsman, who can serve as an advocate, educator, investigator and problem solver on their behalf. The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program offers a four-day training session June 4, 6, 10 and 12. Volunteers must be present each day and once certified, are asked to help four hours a week at an assigned long-term care facility. The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is part of a statewide program and protects the rights of residents of long-term care facilities (adult family homes, boarding homes and nursing homes) and empowers residents and their families to advocate for high-quality and compassionate care. Contact Michal Glauner at 425-388-7393 or

Kickball for adults

Registration begins in May; games are in June and July. Bring back the joys of childhood. Round up friends and co-workers and hit up the field this summer with the Marysville Parks and Recreation Kickball League. The season will consist of a six game regular season and a single elimination tournament. All 55 minute or seven-inning games will be played at the M-PHS Softball Fields. Participants must be 16 years and older. For more information please contact Marysville Parks and Recreation 360-363-8400.


From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at the Totem Middle School ’s Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh Street. Sponsored by the Marysville Dog Owners Group (M-DOG) with assistance from Marysville Parks and Recreation. Admission is free. Donations greatly welcomed, with proceeds used to support development of the city’s first off-leash dog park and to support M-DOG in its endeavor to advocate on behalf of dog owners and pet-related issues. Dozens of pet vendor booths, regional flying disc championships, Flyball demonstrations, Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dog Dancing demonstrations and many fun “best in show” contests round out a great day for dogs and their owners. Vendor forms, booth prices and general event information are available on the new Poochapalooza website at Contact Buell at 360-651-0633 or

1978 M-PHS Reunion

1978 M-PHS Class Reunion will be Saturday, July 26. Contact Karen Ostergaard Barhanovich at or 452-252-7852.

Track and Field Meet Series

Thursday evenings, July 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 14 at M-PHS Stadium. Fun for the entire family. Marysville Parks and Recreation is proud to present the All-Comers Track and Field Meet. Participants of all ages can lace up their running shoes and come out for a good time. Field events include long jump, standing long jump, softball throw, shot put and high jump. The running events are 50m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles, 50m, 100m, 800m, joggers mile, 200m, 400m, 1600m and a 400m relay. All events are broken into age divisions. Participants may enter an unlimited number of events, unless otherwise noted by age or height restrictions. To would like to volunteer, please call 360-363-8403. Participants may register at the event.

North Sound Memory Walk

Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to noon at Mount Vernon’s Skaggit Transit Station, 105 E Kincaid Street. Join the fight against Alzheimer’s. All ages are welcome in this 3- or 1.2-mile walk through the streets of Mount Vernon. Memory Walk will feature a live band, food, prizes and more. Visit or contact, for more information.



Snohomish — Snohomish County Museum and Historical Association, 1913 Hewett Ave., Everett. Regular museum hours, 1 – 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. For more information call 425-259-2022.

Arlington — The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE.

Closed through Feb. 2008. For more information call 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.; Fridays until 9 p.m. for Friday Night Live April 18, That’s Magic; and May 9, Passport Adventures.

Marysville –— The Norwesco Pioneers Telephone Museum, 1709 Grove St., Marysville is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by appointment. For more information call 360-653-0717.


Arlington –— 135 N. Washington, 435-3033

• Baby story time Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.

• Toddler story time Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool story time Thursdays 10:30 a.m.

• Family story time Thursday 7 p.m.

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



Grandview Community Center

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

Ken Baxter Senior Center

The Ken Baxter Senior/Community Center,

514 Delta Ave., Marysville, 360-363-8450.

Stillaguamish Senior Center

Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington 360-653-4551.

Snohomish Senior Center

Temporarily located in the lower level small hall of St. Michael’s Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish, 360-568-0934.

Stanwood Senior Center

Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, 360-629-7403.

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