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The Forty Thieves

Darrington High School Drama Club presents "The Forty Thieves" May 2 - 3, 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. A night of adventure, treasure, magic and disco dancing.


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 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, a cave in the forest and 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.

Day of Prayer Rallies

Local citizens unite in a community national day of prayer rally on Thursday, May 1. All welcome, including children and youths. Marysville, Comeford Park, noon to 1 p.m. Stanwood/Camano Island Haggen's parking lot noon to 1 p.m.

Wetland wigglers

Aquatic insects are important indicators of wetland health and water quality, as well as vital parts of the wetland food chain. They are also beautiful and fascinating. Naturalists Tom Noland and Lori Powlas present a live exhibition of critters from the Northwest Stream Center resident pond. Thursday, May 1, 7 - 8:30 p.m., first grade to adults, $5 members / $7 non-members. Advance purchase necessary; call Marlene at 425-316-8592 or email

Festival Planning

Help plan the Farming Yesterday and Today Festival at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club at 18513 59th Ave. NE in Arlington, 6 p.m., May 1 May 14, June 2 and June 17. For information call Linda Neunzig at 425-388-7170.

Rummage sale

Friday, May 2 and Saturday May 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th Street NW, Stanwood.

Taste of Decadence

Donations, table hosts and volunteers needed for the sixth 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 is 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.

Boys and 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.

Sri Lanka Fundraiser

Arlington High School Key Club is having a silent auction and bake sale for the people in Sri Lanka at the library in the high school on May 3. There will also be the annual art festival and many other small group activities

Greenwood plant sale

Greenwood Garden Club plant Sale Saturday. Purchase hanging baskets, perennials, dahlia, sedums, grasses, shrubs, trees, seeds, hand decorated garden hats and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 at Warm Beach Community Park, 19016 94th Drive NW, Stanwood. Call Patricia 360-652-4138.

Benefit Auction

May 3, 6 p.m., Granite Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 1401 100th Street NE. Hosted by Granite Falls Middle School Parent Advisory Group (PAG), The High School Parents Interested in Education Group (PIE) and The Career/Technical General Advisory Council (CTE) to raise funds to further enhance and enrich student education by continuing to support arts and sciences, incentive programs, field trips and scholarships.

Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a Pancake/Waffle breakfast on Saturday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., $4 adults, $3 children. Pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs, biscuits and gravy, ham or sausage, juice and coffee or tea at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1514 Pine Avenue. Proceeds benefit the 45 programs and services offered at the Snohomish Senior Center.

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.



Believe it or not, spring is here, and we are preparing for the next session of Yoga for Beginners, May 6 - June 24, 7 - 8:15 p.m., and May 7 - June 25, 9 a.m. It is best to register at

Sno-Isle Genealogical

The Sno-Isle Genealogical society meets Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m., at the Mountlake Terrace Library. Mary Katheryn Kozy speaks on organizing family history. "Breaking through brick walls" workshop with Margaret Summitt at 6 p.m. Visitors welcome, contact SIGS library at 425-775-6267 for library information and at 425-776-8722 for program information.

Artists' Guild

The Greater Marysville Artists' Guild meets Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. at the Jennings Park Barn in Marysville. Fran Clapper presents and demonstrates watercolor techniques. Call Cecelia Venolia at 425 377 9671.

Sunnyside Carnival

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

Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate at the Totem Middle School. 1605 Seventh Street, 5 - 7 p.m. on Friday, May 9.

Old Time Fiddlers

The Old Time Fiddlers meets on the Friday evenings of 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

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.

Benefit Auction

Lilli's Little Lapper silent auction and spaghetti dinner to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be at Kellog Marsh Grange Hall, 100th Street NE Marysville, May 10, 6 - 7 p.m., dinner 7 - 8 p.m.

Live music at Shire Cafe

Singer-songwriter Allison Preisinger will be at the Mirkwood and Shire Cafe May 10 at 7 p.m. Jessica Klise, Amber and Dakini will also be playing that night at Mirkwood, which was recently opened giving music lovers of all ages a place to enjoy local talent.

Free train rides

Mom or wives get a free ride on the Lake Whatcom Railway if accompanied by at least one fare-paying person, $7 age 2-17, $14 adults. Mom's train runs at noon, Saturday, May 10. Call 360-595-2218 to register.

Free airplane rides

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 vehicles, WSDOT and FAA information booths, Static Aircraft, face painting, chalk art and concessions at the Flying J Deli. Contact 360-435-5857.

Mother's Day Tea


On May 10, 2 - 4 p.m., 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, contact

Slicker and Nicker


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 Snohomish 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/students, $30, others $40.


For women in any kind of business from small home-based businesses to corporate executives. Free, includes lunch. 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. 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.

Benefit Golf

Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. shotgun start, the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Marysville Senior High youth group hosts a three person team Tourney for Teens fundraiser golf tournament at the beautiful Dutch Hill Country Club. $50/person includes greens fees, braut lunch, a gourmet BBQ chicken dinner, prizes, live music and more. To play, sponsor a hole or donate a prize please contact Ryan Brown at 360-659-2022.

Study abroad

A study abroad experience is a valuable addition to a college application and so much more. If you're in high school or about to graduate, there's still time to apply for a summer study abroad program or 'gap year' experience. AFS has been sending high school students abroad for 60 years. Financial aid is still available, especially if you let AFS suggest destinations for you. Call 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit to learn more.

Homebuyer Seminar

Free at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St, Marysville, WA 98270. Learn valuable information about finding, financing and owning a home and get an information-packed Buyer's Guide. Contact or 866-209-6773 ext. 21.

Potty Rockers

Licensed potty training classes with a musical twist. Children, along with an accompanying parent, meet for four to five 60-minute classes held in different venues around King and Snohomish counties. Register now for June at the Marysville Performing Arts Center and also June at Woodinville's new Tot Spot Café. Visit or contact and call 360-652-3579.

Teacher Training

Experiential, inquiry based training event conducted by Rediscovery International's Thom Henly who is considered by many to be the best in the world at training adults how to teach youth to appreciate nature and different cultures. Accredited by WWU for 2 credits and by WSTA for 16 teacher clock hours. Wednesday-Thursday, May 21-22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For educators, leaders and parents whowirk with youth and differnt cultures. $150; includes lunch. Register by May 1. Contact or Marlene at 425-316-8592 or for workshop details.

Salsa Classes

Exciting and energetic dance class for individuals, couples and families. Ken Baxter Senior/Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville, 360-363-8450. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. May 22 - June 12, $40 a session.

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.

Ombudsman Training

Vulnerable adults living in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and adult family homes throughout Snohomish County are in need of community help. The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program will offer a four-day training session on June 4, 6, 10 and 12, for new volunteer ombudsman. Once certified, volunteers are asked to spend an average of four hours a week on their ombudsmen duties. Expenses such as mileage are reimbursable. For more information, contact Michal Glauner at 425-388-7393 or

Annie at the PAC

Annie presented by Majestic Harmonies and The Stanwood Community and Senior Center. Tickets now available at 629-7403 or 7430 276th Street NW, Stanwood for Friday, June 20, 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 22, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit


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

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.

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, email, HomeGrown in the subject line or call Mary at 360-659-4997. HomeGrown is sponsored by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.

M-PHS Reunion

Marysville High School Class of 1958 50th Reunion is Aug. 23 - 24, contact Paul and Phyllis McCoy 360-652-9039.

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 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.

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.; Fridays until 9 p.m. for Friday Night Live 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. 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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