Community

Community CALENDAR

GATHERINGS

Old Time Fiddlers

The Old Time Fiddlers meets on the Friday evenings of May 8 and 22, and June 12 and 26 at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave NE, Arlington.

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.

Fuchsia sale

On Saturday, May 9, 2009 we are having a Fuchsia sale to benefit the Robe Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

As you know, Robe Valley is 10 miles East of Granite Falls on the Mountain Loop Highway. The sale takes place in the Granite Falls Red Apple Grocery store parking lot. Hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be a vast variety of Fuchsia plants as well as hanging baskets.

The annual sale is the day before Mothers Day.

Oak tree planting

On May 9, at 10 a.m. at Kiwanis Park, the Marysville Kiwanis Club will be honoring the memory of Kenneth Joseph Ploeger (1940-2007) with the planting of an oak tree and a memorial plaque dedicated to Kens’ memory.

Ken was very active with the Kiwanis and to the community. His life goals and the goals of the Kiwanis, to serve our community and the children of our community, as well as the larger community and the children of the world, were very closely aligned.

The Marysville Kiwanis club would welcome all community members who would like to participate in our memorial for Ken to join us. Ken has gone to Rest in the Lord. He leaves a big space in our lives as a husband, father, brother and friend. He was our mighty Oak tree, may he rest in peace.

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

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

Goodwill’s free classes

Registration for Marysville Goodwill’s free classes begins May 11.

Students can learn valuable skills in English and computers

Marysville Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center, located at 9315 State Ave., will begin registering people on May 11 for free classes in the eight-week session that runs from May 26 through July 16. These courses teach those with significant barriers to employment valuable skills to find and keep jobs. Classes fill up fast, and sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay.

For class availability and enrollment information, please contact Gusti Clark, Program Specialist, at 360-657-4058 or gusti.clark@seattlegoodwill.org.

marysville parks

and recreation

Worm Composting

Join this informative class on worm composting and learn how to begin you own compost at home.

Whether you live in an apartment or have a garden of your own you can compost with worms and be more earth-friendly. This workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 at Jennings Memorial Park Barn (6915 Armar Road, Marysville).

The workshop cost is $10. Pre-registration is required, please call the Marysville Parks and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400 for registration information.

Gardening – Hanging Baskets

Horticulturist Rachel Zeutenhorst will teach you how to plant your own beautiful hanging basket. All supplies are included to make a full sun hanging basket that will make a beautiful gift or give your own home some summer color. This workshop will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 in the Jennings Memorial Park Barn (6915 Armar Rd., Marysville). The cost is $45. Pre-registration is required, please call the Marysville Parks and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400 for registration information.

TALENT SEARCH

Strawberry Festival Talent Show

The 2009 Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show will be held on June 18, 2009 at 6:30pm.

We are looking for talented people in Vocal, Dance, Instrumental, Drama Comedy, etc., to entertain at this event.

Auditions will be held at the Marysville Pilchuck high school auditorium on May 7 and 8 from 5:30- 7:45pm. Located at 5611 108th ST, NE. Contestants of all ages both solo or group are welcome to try out.

You can contact the director at 360-653-6584 for applications or download an application at www.Maryfest.com under events-Talent Show and then send to Marcy.

Community

Remember Me

Plant a beautiful container for Memorial Day, a great tradition to start for kids and adults. Pre-registration is required. Fee includes materials. Saturday, May 23, 10:30 a.m. at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. $15. Call to register at 425-334-2002. Visit www.sunnysidenursery.net for more information.

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