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Arlington Lions Club meets second and fourth Wednesdays at the Local Scoop at 6:30 p.m. Call Doug Merz at 360-435-5424 or Randy Tendering at 360-435-3094.

The Marysville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s Wednesday meeting is at Jennings Memeorial Park Barn, 6915 Armar Road. Call Tracy Jeffries at 360-363-8000.

Survivors of Suicide group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Arlington United Church on McLeod Street, for mutual support of survivors and sharing of information and ideas.

Oso Fire District No. 25 invites the public to attend commissioners meetings on second Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Oso Fire Hall. Free blood pressure checks at the regular fire fighters’ meeting at the fire hall Tuesday nights.

The Friends of the Arlington Library meet at 3:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at the library, 135 N. Washington Avenue. Call 360-403-1011.


Old Time and Country Music Association meets on the second and fourth Fridays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Everett Housing Community Hall, 1401 Poplar Street, Everett; business meetings same place on third Sunday, music at noon, potluck at 1 p.m. and meeting at 2 p.m.

Camano Island Quilter’s a.m. group will not be meeting until September. The p.m. meeting will be at Jo Hagloch’s home. Call Jo at 360-657-0163 for directions or Kandi at Granny’s 360-629-3947.

Ken Baxter Senior/Community Center is looking for players for the Tuesday Bridge group, noon to 4 p.m. Tables must be coordinated, call 360-363-8450 to get on the list. Monday noon bridge game is more informal “Party” bridge, no call necessary.

Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays, 1- 2:30 p.m., at St. Marys Catholic Church in Marysville and Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., at Mt. View Presbyterian, 5115 100th St. NE. The only requirement is the desire to stop eating compulsively. Call Diana at 360-435-5875.

A grief sharing group meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. Call Arlington Free Methodist Church at 360-435-8986.

Civil Air Patrol Arlington Composite Squadron meets Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m., at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE. Call 425-238-5978.

Monroe Community Concert Band is seeking musicians with high school playing skills who can read music. Percussion and clarinet. Call Roger Walker at 360-691-5310 or Meetings are Thursday nights 7 – 9 p.m., New Hope Fellowship Church, 10106 W. Main Street, Monroe.

Wellness Preview, learn how to keep your family healthy, Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at Walter Hall Golf Course, Hall Park Road and West Casino in Everett. Ask for Wendy Grace or call 425-349-1562

Backpack Kids Playgroup, Fridays, 10 a.m. at Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd., Camano Island, for a hello song, storytime, craft, snack and playtime. Preschool-aged children with parent or guardian. Field trips planned for every other month. Email (include “BPK” in the subject line) or call the 360-629-5257.

Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade Street, 436-1600. Preschool stories are shared each Friday at 11 a.m. Ages 2 – 5. Call 436-1600.

Kids for Christ Community Choir meets Fridays at the Arlington First Baptist Church, 426 N. French Ave., 6 – 8:30 p.m. Open to K-8 grades. Visit or call Coleen Wright at 435-330-9351.

Teen Night at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, Fridays, 8 – 11 p.m., seventh graders and above; free food, games and fun. Club is open to members only; cost is $20 per year; new members always welcome. First visit is free. Call 360-435-4442.

Celebrate Recovery meets at the First Assembly of God Church, 4705 Grove Street, Marysville. The main meeting starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Free, all ages. or call Dave Rummelhardt at 360-659-2276.

Support with gambling, divorce, women’s issues, or with twelve step, Sundays, 6 p.m., at Marysville First Assembly of God located on the corner of 4705 Grove Street. Call 360-659-2276.

Cub Scout Pack in Silvana, in the old fire hall located at 1409 Pioneer Hwy. Boys in the first – fifth grade are eligible. To get involved in Boy Scouts contact Hilary Blackward at 360-652-9861 or 425-338-0380.

Senior Services of Snohomish County offers the Senior Peer Counselling program for seniors who are struggling with life changes, losses or other issues. Learn new ways to cope with life’s stresses and improve well-being. Call 425-290-1252. Free.

Master Gardeners provide advice on plants for privacy, plants for dry or wet areas, varieties of small fruits that produce well here as well as disease resistant fruit tree and vegetable gardening advice. Bring in those fuzzy caterpillars, tents in trees and soggy cherry blossoms so that effective remedies can be identified. A Master Gardeners’ demo garden is open to the public with Master Gardeners in attendance 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Rd., Marysville. Call 425-357-6010.

Little Star Club, Camp Fire USA program for ages 3 – 5, meets Mondays at Eagle Creek Elementary School in the library, 6 – 7 p.m. Call Holly at 425-258-5437.

Voices Northwest, the Sweet Adeline chapter practicing at The Bridge Church in Snohomish, 2500 Lake Avenue in Snohomish. Internet search engines use 6016 99th Ave. SE. Website at or call Kim at 360-794-4426. Practices are Mondays at 7 p.m.

Harmony Northwest Chorus is seeking women who love to sing want to do four-part harmony, barbershop style. They rehearse from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Mondays at the Mount Vernon Community Center. Web site or call Carol at 360-435-0808.

Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County WIC clinic in Marysville at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4200 88th NE, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 360-435-3735 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Come have fun with other Mothers of Preschoolers. The children have a fun and structured time separate from the moms.

• Marysville ­— First and Third Tuesday of every month, 9:30 a.m. to noon. For registration call Pilchuck Valley Chapel at 425-334-9558.

• Stanwood MOPS ­— Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Warm Beach Free Methodist Church.

Planned Parenthood Teen Clinic walk-in hours and services for young women and men are Tuesday, 2 – 4 p.m. Services include birth control (no exam needed), pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, information and education, STI tests and treatments (fees apply). “Talk to us in confidence, with confidence” at 10210 State Ave. Call 360-658-7871.

Monthly rubber stamp workshop for creating cards with rubber stamps. All supplies included. Instructor Carol Wilson, at the Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington, from 6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. $23 per class. Call 360-403-3448 to register.

Overcomers Outreach meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Warm Beach Free Methodist Church on 20816 Marine Dr., for all types of addictive and codependent behaviors. Meetings consist of recovery topics, step studies and more. Call 360-652-6555.

Drop in grief support group. Facilitated by Hospice Bereavement Counselors. No registration necessary, call Kate at 856-7770.

• Tuesdays, Mt. Vernon, 1:30 p.m., the chapel at Skagit Valley Hospital.

• Second and fourth Thursdays, Sedro Woolley, 5:30 p.m. at the United General Hospital, room 502.

Stamano Toastmasters meet Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m., in the Anderson Room in Stanwood United Methodist Church at 27128 102nd Drive, Arlington. Call 629-8506.

The Downtown Arlington Business Association meets 8 a.m. three Wednesdays out of four, with one evening meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. Call Jeanne Watanabe at 360-403-8334.

T.O.P.S. Take pounds off sensibly meets every Wednesday. Weigh-in is 8 – 9 a.m. and the meeting is 9:15 – 10 a.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4312 84th Street NE, Marysville. Call 360-659-6084.

The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society meets Wednesdays, at 7 p.m. at the Lynnwood Public Library, 19200 44th Ave., Lynnwood. Prior to the meeting, at 6 p.m., Margaret Summitt will host a continuing workshop, “Breaking through brick walls.” Genealogists of all skill levels are welcome. Call Margaret Summitt at 425-438-0307.

Rotary Club of Arlington meets at noon Thursdays at Weller’s Restaurant. Call 360-435-2168.

Tulalip Tribes Planning Commission meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at 6319 23rd Ave. NE. For information or to see about working with the Planning Commission, call 360-651-4074.

Mountain Loop Conservancy

Mountain Loop Conservancy (Formally SCA – Stillaguamish Citizens Alliance), a non-profit organization working together to preserve the quality of the Mountain Loop Highway area, meets second and fourth Thursdays at Alfy’s Pizza Banquet Room – Granite Falls, 6:30 p.m. For information call 360-691-3022 or email

Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be held the second Thursday of each month at the Snohomish Senior Center’s temporary location, St. Michael’s Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Contact group facilitator Sheri Pemberton at 360-252-6873.


Old Time Fiddlers meet on Friday evenings at the old Arlington High School, 135 S. French St., Arlington. 5 p.m. Celtic jam, 6 p.m. workshop, 7 p.m. circle jam. Music, jamming and snacks throughout the evening. Stage show on the fourth Fridays at 8 p.m. Free family entertainment, listeners and acoustic musicians of all ages (and their instruments) welcome. For information contact Noel Lareau at 360-691-5907 or email


Arlington Flute Circle meets second Saturdays at Mirkwood and Shire Cafe, 117 E. Division Street, at the north end of N. Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington. For information call the Mirkwood at 360-403-9020.

Damascus Masonic Lodge, 111 Stanley St., in Granite Falls, has an all-you-can-eat scholarship fund breakfast on the second Saturday of every month. The cost is a $4 donation.

Clean and sober Lake Goodwin Dance, usually Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight at the Lake Goodwin Community Club. Food and beverages. Admission by donation. For information call 360-435-5874 or email The New Year’s Eve Dance will be Monday, Dec. 31.


Darrington Bluegrass Association jams on second Sundays at 1 p.m. in the Darrington Community Center. For information call Grover Jones at 360-436-1006.



Snohomish County Music Teachers Association meets on third Mondays at 9:15 a.m. at the Dorothy Jayne Dance Studio, 2931 Bond Street, in Everett. Be a part of this active chapter of Music Teachers National Association. For information visit


Stanwood/Camano Beekeeping Association meets third Tuesdays except December at 7:30 p.m., the Stanwood Library Meeting Room. For information 360-435-3443.

Word of Life Church in Marysville offers a Master’s Feast soup kitchen the third and last Tuesdays, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the church, 9028 51st Ave. NE, in Marysville. For rides, information 360-659-6716 or 360-659-7335. Ken Baxter Senior/Community Center, 514 Delta Avenue, Marysville, 360-363-8450.

• Monday drop-in clogging with Rosie Hayes, get moving for fun and fitness. Learn the basics, no partner needed. $3, noon to 4 p.m.

• Wednesday book club. Don’t feel pressured. No fee. Call to confirm the author to be discussed. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Second and fourth Thursdays, foot care by appointment. $17 per visit, bring your own towel. Call for appointment.

• Thursday genealogy. Learn genealogy at the senior center. Free. To register call the center.

• Friday drama group. Don’t need to memorize lines, just try to have fun. Please call prior to attending your first class. 10 – 11 a.m.

• Friday woodcarving. A unique and ancient art. 10 a.m. to noon.

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