Teen Gaming

Thursday, Oct. 2, 3 - 5 p.m., Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution and Nintendo DS at the Arlington Library. Use the library’s equipment or bring your own. Snacks provided. Call 360-435-3033.

Flu shots

Flu shots at Haggen, Top Food and Marysville Clinic. Oct. 2 and the Marysville clinic Oct. 3. For a complete schedule of flu clinics, visit and

• Arlington Haggen, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 2, 8, and 14 and noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

• Marysville Haggen 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 2, 8 and 14 and noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 20.

• Marysville Clinic Oct. 3

October Hunt

The deadline is Oct. 3 to reserve space at the upcoming October Hunt, Oct. 18. Presented by the Downtown Arlington Business Association, in the paved parking lot at City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ten-foot-by-ten-foot spaces are $20. Applications on-line at or call 425-750-8886.

Business Before Hours

The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce presents a House and Senate Candidate Forum, on Friday, Oct. 3, from 7 - 9 a.m., at the Tulalip Casino, the Chamber’s Government Affair’s Committee will talk Republican Mike Hope and Democratic Rep. Liz Loomis (44th district race) and Democrat Fred Walser and Republican Val Stevens (39th District) to explore where they stand on critical issues. Cost is $23 preregistered, $28 at the door. To preregister call 360-659-7700 or email


Oct. 3, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center. Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids; serving your Bavarian favorites. Entertainment provided by Hugo’s Accordion Band. Sponsored by Twin City Idlers. Contact 629-7403 ext. 116.

Royal Tea

Calling all princes and princesses. Learn the secrets of living like royalty, practice kindness and respect for all of those you meet. Wear royal clothing (crown and all) bring your favorite cup and saucer. Practice meeting and greeting others, how to handle a napkin, eat a cookie, drink lemonade and join in table talk. Don’t forget a royal escort. For ages 4- to 6-years-old accompanied by a parent.Instructor, Final Touch Finishing school, Inc., Community room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, Saturday, Oct. 4, 1 - 2 p.m., $35, to register call 360-403-3448.

Young Ladies and Gentlemen

Children rarely beg for the opportunity to attend a class on manners and yet its the key to building positive friendships and strong self-esteem. This fun hands-on workshop teaches telephone etiquette, basic table manners, introductions, personal care and posture. Each student receives a goodie bag to take home. For ages 6-11. Instructor, Final Touch Finishing school, Inc., Community room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, on Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to noon; $30. Call 360-403-3448.

Renewable Living Fair

On Saturday, Oct. 4, Individuals and businesses are invited to donate their computers, laptops, monitors and computer peripherals at the Green Everett Renewable Living Fair. Computers will be collected by the InterConnection Computer Reuse Center. Computers accepted for free, working or not. Fees will be charged for monitors and peripherals. Secure and tax-deductible. For more information or to volunteer, call Charles Brennick at 206-310-4547 or Karen Erickson at 360-668-5599.

Night in Italy

Totem Middle School students fundraiser to earn money for a trip to Washington, D.C., spaghetti dinner and auction, Oct. 4. Call 360-653-0610.

Church Anniversary

The worldwide Church of the Nazarene is celebrating its centennial anniversary this October and the local Snohomish Church of the Nazarene, chartered in 1957, will observe the occasion with a festive missionary-themed potluck dinner after church on Sunday, Oct. 5. They would like to hear from any and all former attendees and members. Call 360-568-2512.

Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for the Marysville AAU boys basketball program are at Totem Middle School. Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, fifth grade tryouts are 6 - 7:30 p.m., seventh grade tryouts are 7:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 9, eighth grade tryouts are 6 - 7:30 p.m. and sixth grade tryouts 7:30 - 9 p.m. Call Al at 360-653-5423.

Manga Book Group

Monday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. Are you a fan of manga and anime? Share your enthusiasm with other teens. Snacks provided. Supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library. Call 360-435-3033.

Forestland security

On Oct. 6, a workshop will focus on security, teaching landowners practical steps to help prevent crime and vandalism, Monday, Oct. 20, the second workshop will help landowners learn how to minimize their exposure to wildfire. Both workshops are 6 - 9 p.m. at the Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th Street SE, Everett. $30 each or $50 for both. Contact Kevin Zobrist at 425-357-6017,, or visit

Marketing Plan

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for the 90 Minute Marketing Plan. RSVP to Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Jennifer Shaw at 360-659-5453 by Thursday, Oct. 2, to reserve your space.


Bayshore outing

Everette’s RV and Trailer club outing, Oct. 9 - 11 at Bayshore RV Park at Tokeland. Call 425-51-5534 or 360-629-850.

Mexican Art: Papel Picado

Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m., at the Arlington Library. Learn about traditional Mexican paper cutting with local artist Beatriz Diaz Goodpasture. Using scissors, tissue paper and your imagination, create beautiful flags to take home. Supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library. For children and families. Call 360-435-3033.

Old Time Fiddlers

The Old Time Fiddlers meets on Friday evening, Oct. 10 and 24, 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

Soroptomist Benefit

Ciao Bella, the theme of this years annual Soroptimist Auction, means “Hello Beautiful!” in Italian. The auction is Friday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m., at the Hawthorn Inn, Smokey Point. Begins with social hour, complimentary wine, and the beginning of the silent auction with buffet dinner starting at 7:15. Hundreds of auction items to bid on. Items generously donated by local businesses and individuals. Tickets are $45 per person. Accepting donations until Oct. 10. Call 360-653-4972. Celebrating 30 years.

Investment Seminar

Heather Hafner, a local Edward Jones investment representative, will host a free satellite broadcast “Know your retirement number,” featuring experts discussing Social Security, Medicare and retirement strategies, at 9 a.m., Oct. 10, at 20265 74th St. NE, Suite 107, Arlington. Call Heather Hafner at 360-435-5268.

Aging with Dignity

The “Five Wishes living Will” free community seminar is Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m., Providence Hospice and Home Care, 2731 Wetmore Avenue., Everett, Conference room B. Call 425-261-4815 to register.


Gem and mineral show, Oct. 11 - 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Totem Middle School cafeteria, Seventh and State Avenue, Marysville. Door prizes, exhibits, raffle, demonstrations, dealers, food. Contact Ken Metz, 425-422-8575, or Rocky McCall, or 360-629-2515.

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.

• Oct. 11 — Patrick Carey of Hadj Designs will speak on Green Roofs. Mr. Carey trains builders, landscape architects as well other building professionals on the subject of green roofs.

• Nov. 8 — Bill Blake, from the City of Arlington, will discuss why we have a Stormwater tax, and what the plans are, plus a short piece on what you as a home owner can do for Storm Water run off.

• Dec. 13 — Arlington Garden Club members will teach members and residents how to make their own holiday wreaths. This is a very popular workshop.

• Jan. 10, 2009 — Michelle Clark, Certified Horticulturist, is a very popular speaker in Pacific Northwest gardening circles. Her topic will be Winter Gardening: Get the jump on Spring.

• Feb. 14, 2009 — AGC members Carol & Leroy Jacques will provide pictures and commentary on their trip to gardens in Italy. They previously gave a presentation on Ireland and the photography was wonderful.

• March 14, 2009 — Master Gardner Wink Cushman will discuss Ornamental Grasses for your garden.

• 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.

• May 9, 2009 — This will be a special presentation which will have the Arlington Garden Club hosting neighboring Garden Clubs and the Evergreen District. Our speaker will be Marianne Binetti who has traveled the world speaking on garden topics. This meeting may be held in a alternative location due to the popularity of Ms. Binetti. Information and cost will be advertised closer to the date.

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Arlington Library Book Group

Oct. 14, 7 p.m. In October read Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Which of the West by Gregory Maguire. For teens and adults. The Book Group meets the second Tuesday of the month and newcomers are always welcome.

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence services of Snohomish County’s six week community education and volunteer training class is Oct. 15 to Nov. 19, 6 - 9:30 p.m., in Everett. Classes are provided free of charge to volunteers willing to do 10 hours of volunteer time. Contact Conni Riley at 425-259-2827 ext. 12 or

Financial Freedom

Edward Jones basic investing seminar “Rules of the Road” is Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m., 9023 State Avenue, Marysville. Call Kerri at 360-658-8355.

Fall Farm Festival

September to Oct. 31, food, activities, educational exhibits and petting zoos around the county. Visit and search “Fall Farm Festival” for all locations. In Arlington and Marysville Oct. 18.

Lake Whatcom


On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Lake Whatcom Railway will haul out it’s passenger excursion train in Whatcom County as the trees are turning color. Board the train at Wickersham (10 miles North of Sedro Woolley on Washington Highway 9) at noon for the 1 1/2 hour trip through the woods. Call 360-595-2218

Eagles motorcyclist

Eagles motorcyclist fellowship. Enjoy the beautiful Northwest, make new friends and have prayer support, Oct. 18. Meet at 9 a.m. behind Marysville First Assembly of God. Ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Call 425-931-2230.

Creepy Karaoke and Gaming

Saturday, Oct. 18, 6 - 9 p.m. at the Arlington Library. Disguise yourself in an awesome costume and rock the night away. Enjoy singing karaoke and challenging your friends at games like chess, Apples to Apples, Monopoly, speed, and more. Try the frightening “Books with Bite” scavenger hunt. Win prizes for best, worst and most unique costumes! Snacks Provided. For teens. Supported by the Sno-Isle Foundation and the Friends of the Arlington Library. Call 360-435-3033.

Live Flute

Enjoy the gentle sounds of the Native American Flute as performed by Peter Ali. Learn how these beautiful instruments are made and how they were used by Native American ancestors. With special guest Tammy Kennedy. For all ages. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m., at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove Street.

Around the World With Nelly Bly

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., help Arlington Library staff honor the Friends of the Library by joining them for light refreshments and a performance from master storyteller Debbie Dimitre. Nelly Bly, the first female investigative journalist, sets off in 1889 to travel around the world in less time than Jules Verne’s famous character, Phileas Fogg. Call 360-435-3033.

Sleeping over with science and arts

Western Washington University is hosting Sleeping Over with Science and Art (SOSA) Oct. 24-25, for students in grades 3-5 who are interested in science or art. The cost for the sleep over is $55 per person and includes; instruction, overnight supervision, materials, snacks and continental breakfast. Participants need to bring sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush and toothpaste and a jacket. Campers sleep in their own clothes and are separated by gender during the sleep over. They will be supervised by WWU Education students. Call 360-650-3308 or visit the website at

Lutefisk Dinner

Stanwood Lions Club’s Lutefisk Dinner is Sunday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd NW. $19 per person/$7 for children 7 and under free for children under 7. All you can eat family style. Call Dave Danubio at 360-629-3904.

Costume Event

Halloween theme, costumes welcome, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 - 9 p.m. $1 donation or canned food item for the Marysville Food Bank. Contact Michelle Galasso at 360-651-1624.

Belly Dance for Beginners

Celebrate the feminine. Egyptian style belly dance uses isolations, undulations, layering and many other beautiful ancient dance movements. Instructor Rishi, Movement Art Studio 3502 204th Street NE, Arlington, 6:45-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 5 - Dec. 17, $80.

Yin Yoga Workshop

As we age and/or become more sedentary, our bodies may experience chronic pain and stiffness. Yin yoga helps the body joints to open, becoming more alive and healthy. Some experience in yoga is helpful, but not required. Yin Yoga is gentle by nature so that all may participate. Instructor Shelley Milka, Movement Art Studio 3502 204th Street NE, Arlington, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 6 - Dec. 18, $70.

Rummage Sale

Great items saved throughout the year. Rummage sale will be Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday Nov. 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. At the Stanwood Community and Senior Center.

Craft Bazaar

Old Time & Country Music Association’s Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., EHA Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar Street, Everett. Donations are welcome. Contact Joyce Henrickson at 360-387-9332 or Gloria Schindler at 42-334-6099.

Holiday Craft Bazaar

Christmas bazaar will be Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center 7430 276th street NW, Stanwood. Call 360-629-7403. Vendors needed.

Bazaar seeks vendors

Vendors are needed for the Center’s holiday bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7430 276th Street NW, Stanwood. $15 per table 629-7403

Who is your hero?

The American Red Cross is looking for “real heroes,” who live or work in Snohomish County, to honor at the Real Heroes Breakfast in December. Nominees must have performed a heroic act between Oct. 6, 2007 and Oct. 6, 2008. Nomination forms are available at the Red Cross, 2530, Lombard Ave., Everett, or online at Call 425-740-2324.

First Aid Class

This course will cover pediatric and adult first aid, initial assessment, barriers to contamination, bleeding, shock, injury assessment. Certified Instructor Sheila Davis, Be Safe Education and Training. Renew your existing certification or become First Aid Certified. OSHA, WISHA, L&I and DSHS approved. For adults and youth ages 12 and older. Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington; Monday, Dec. 1, 6 - 9 p.m., $25.

CPR Class

This course teaches the chain of survival, activation of 911, emergency response, airway obstruction and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). AED discussion. Renew your existing certification or become CPR Certified. OSHA, WISHA, L&I and DSHS approved. For adults and youth ages 12 and older. Instructor Sheila Davis, Be Safe Education and Training, Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, Tuesday Dec. 2, $25.

Grand Gala

Friday evening, Dec. 5, will be a “Grand Gala” with wine, cheese, hors d’oeuvres and wonderful Christmas music for entertainment in a beautiful festive environment. $35. This is the event were the Festival of Tree trees will be auctioned off. Saturday, Dec. 6, bring the family and view all the beautiful decorated trees. Carriage rides, face painting, live holiday entertainment and Christmas shopping at the Kris Kringle and Candy Land Stores. Norwegian delicacies including baked goods, pickled herring and lefse.

ARC runs for Toys for Tots

Arlington Runners Club’s final run of the year is the Marines Toys for Tots Run on Dec. 13.

Volleyball for all

The city of Arlington has announced a co-ed recreational volleyball on Friday nights, from 7 - 9 p.m. through Dec. 12 at Post Middle School, 1220 E. 5th St., Arlington for ages 16 and older. For information call 360-403-3448.



Snohomish County Museum and Historical Association, 1913 Hewett Ave., Everett. Regular museum hours, 1 - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Call 425-259-2022.

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.

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


Arlington — 135 N. Washington, 435-3033. Storytimes:

• Babies Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.

• Toddler Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Thursdays 10:30 a.m.

• Family 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


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

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

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

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.

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

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