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CommunitY Calendar

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THIS WEEK

Rotary/Gail Jubie Fundraiser

Organizers are collecting items for the Gail Jubie Memorial Marysville Food Bank Fundraiser from April 5 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 .m. at

Rotary Scholarship

Marysville Rotary Club Scholarship Applications are now available online at www.marysvillerotary.org. 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 11 and 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 Noelula@aol.com.

Free Vision, Healing and

Health Screening

Sponsored by the Arlington/Seven Lakes Club Branch and the Marysville Lions Club with the help of the Smokey Point Safeway and the Marysville YMCA, free vision, hearing, blood pressure, glaucoma and diabetes screenings will be available at Smokey Point Safeway, 3532 172nd NE (contact Frank Votry at .60-654-0145) on Friday, April 11 and at Marysville YMCA, 6420 60th Drive NE (contact Phil Thorleifson at 360-659-8484) on Saturday, April 12.

Mukilteo Yacht Club Cruise

April 11-13, Come join the MYC at Blake Island State Park, a 475-acre marine camping park with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline providing magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. Great hiking. The club has several fun activities planned. Contact Cruise Captains, Sean & Jennifer Robinson 206-617-1665 or email jenniferandsean@comcast.net or seanr@cbic.com for full details.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Snohomish County kids and families are urged to "Put play in your day" at YMCA Healthy Kids Day. The YMCA is committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. On Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., the YMCA of Snohomish County will host its 17th Healthy Kids Day event in support of its efforts to deliver on the pledge. A special day of family learning and fun, this event emphasizes the fact that attaining and maintaining good health can and should be enjoyable.

Daughters of Norway

Ingeborg Lodge No. 43, will meet at the Sons of Norway Hall, 9910 270th St. NW, Stanwood Sat., April 12, 10 a.m. Coffee at 9:45 a.m. for members and guests. Saturday's cultural program: Members will be telling of their ancestor's immigration experiences to America. In addition, there will be a Norwegian Elk Hound demonstration. Guests are welcome to attend monthly meetings and activities. Contact Alice Blandin, 360-387-3375.

Safety Job Fair

Ergometrics and National Testing Network are hosting a public safety job fair April 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the south end of Paine Field, 3101 111th Street SW, Bay P, Everett. Over 30 area City and County departments that will be attending, including Marysville Fire District, Marysville Police, Tulalip Police. Contact 425-423-9922 or www.NationalRecruitingNetwork.com.

Soil based nutrition

Soil based nutrition with Darin Heiland of Skagit Farmers Supply. See the difference good fertilizer makes. Darin brings many years of experience in advising farmers and growers in our region about soils and fertility. It is the science of soils and how to get the best from ornamentals and edibles. Ever wondered what the three numbers on the package really mean? Find out the answer to this and many other puzzlers. Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m., contact Sunnyside Nursery at sunnysidenursery@msn.com or 425-334-2002. Free, reservations not required.

NW Sculling Regatta

Lake Stevens Rowing Club takes great pleasure in inviting Northwest rowers to the 2008 NW Sculling Regatta to be held on Lake Stevens on Saturday, April 12. This beautiful venue offers a four lane, buoyed course with juniors racing 1500 meters and masters racing 1000 meters as well as more mixed events. Call 888-ROW-LSRC for more info.

Container Gardening

Learn hands-on the secrets of artistry in container gardening from an award-winning master. Take a creation home. Register now or get on the waiting list for the next class. Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. (full) and 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, 1 p.m., Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. $30 per person. Call to register at 425-334-2002. Visit www.sunnysidenursery.net for more information.

Early Perennials

Early Perennials for fabulous spring color. Every spring, fantastic color jumps out of every garden around. Learn how to obtain that glorious riot of early season brilliance. Watch a show and tell with perennial plant stock which makes it easier to visualize. Come in with pictures and measurements for a more personal garden guidance experience during and after the class. Sunday, April 13, 1 p.m., contact Sunnyside Nursery at sunnysidenursery@msn.com or 425-334-2002. Free, reservations not required.

Historical Spring Tea

Marysville Historical Society hosts its fifth Spring Tea at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third Street, Sunday, April 13, 2 - 5 p.m. Linen table cloths and showcase china, cookies, cakes, breads, tea sandwiches and deserts. Guests encouraged to think spring and dress Sunday best; silent auction. Reservations required, cost $20; call Jennifer Ward at 360-659-9626 or visit in Third Street, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Snohomish Garden Club

The next regular monthly meeting of the Snohomish Garden Club is Monday, April 14, 7 p.m., in the Snohomish High School PAC at 1316 Fifth Street in Snohomish. $5.00 fee for nonmembers. The speaker is Seattle garden writer and organic gardener Willi Evans on how to grow warm season crops in the Pacific Northwest. Contact Dorothy Fuhrman at 425-334-3881 or dorothyfuhrman@hotmail.com, or go to www.snohomishgardenclub.com.

Marysville Scholarships

The Marysville School District Foundation provides scholarships for high school graduating dependents of Marysville School District Employees, for both certified and classified staff and for both trade schools and college. Applications available at M-PHS, due completed April 15. Contact Jeff Thomas at 360-657-0911.

The YWCA Benefit Luncheon

Featuring keynote speaker Patty Duke, an Academy Award-winning actress and mental health activist, noon - 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, at the Everett Events Center. A donation of $100 is requested. All proceeds will benefit the efforts of the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County to advance the lives of women and families. For information or to register, visit the web site at www.ywcaworks.org or call 206-461-4450.

Arlington Scholarships

The Arlington VFW Post 1561 is offering $1000 scholarships to qualified seniors in the North Snohomish County area. For further information or applications, contact the school counselors or the VFW Scholarship Chairman William Morse at bnkwellness@hotmail.com or 425-232-8453. Apply between now and April 16.

Lakewood School District

Next regular meeting and Annual I-728 Public Hearing, April 16. Public Hearing 6 - 6:30 p.m., Lakewood High School Library.

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 bookworks@verizon.net, with HomeGrown in the subject line, or call Mary at 360-659-4997. HomeGrown is sponsored by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.

UPCOMING EVENTS

La-De-Biz

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 fishwash@tgi.net 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

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.

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 koconnell@pugetsound.org.

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.

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.

Luncheon

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.

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.

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, www.epls.org or 425-257-8030. See a great movie, eat some Japanese snacks, get a Japanese mask temporary tattoo.

Rescheduled

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 www.eaglewingsministries.org.

Rubber Stamps

This class, Tuesdays April 29 and May 27, 6 - 9 p.m., is for anyone interested in learning tips and techniques associated with rubber-stamping. Create beautiful cards, mini-albums and a variety of other terrific projects. Fun and supplies are included for $23. Instructor is Carol Wilson, at the Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, contact 360-435-5056 or 360-403-3448.

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.

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, www.epls.org or 425-257-8030. See a great movie, eat some Japanese snacks, get a Japanese mask temporary tattoo.

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. www.stanwoodseniorcenter.org

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.

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 michal.glauner@co.snohomish.wa.us.

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.

Poochapalooza

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 http://poochapalooza.org. Contact Buell at 360-651-0633 or labuell@verizon.net

1978 M-PHS Reunion

1978 M-PHS Class Reunion will be Saturday, July 26. Contact Karen Ostergaard Barhanovich at fourossy@yahoo.com 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 http://2008NorthSound.kintera.org/alzwa or contact Melissa.soules@alz.org, for more information.

OUTINGS/ADVENTURES

Museums

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.

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/SENIOR

CENTERS

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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