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April 16, 2018

Discover Businesses Close to Lake Stevens Homes at the Expo

Meet local business owners near Lake Stevens homes at the expo.There are tons of great businesses and community organizations around Lake Stevens homes. One of the best ways to get to find out about them is to attend the Annual Discover Lake Stevens Expo. The event is put on by the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce. Business owners still have time to register for a space. Registration closes today, Monday April 16th. Booths are 8 by 8 feet in size. No tables or electricity are provided.

Discover Lake Stevens will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone living in Lake Stevens homes is invited to attend. Head to Cavalero Mid High School, 8220 24th Street Southeast. More than 60 local vendors will be at the expo. Meet the owners of restaurants, boutiques, and service providers. You’ll find many new places where you’ll love shopping close to home.

In addition to the vendors, you can meet Lake Stevens police officers and fire fighters. Kids who are into big vehicles will get a kick out of the touch-a-truck exhibit. The expo is also an ideal time to get to know the local volunteer and community organizations. Talk with local representatives and find a group you can work with.

Everyone in attendance will be able to join in the fun. There will be a family-friendly celebration of Earth Day. Enjoy a great barbecue lunch. Kids will enjoy outdoor games. All attendees can enter to win great prizes. Those who go in for sports will love the kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, and barbecue grills that are offered.

Admission to the Discover Lake Stevens Expo is free. There will be free parking as well. To get more information, follow the Discover Lake Stevens Facebook page. Find information to register for a booth at the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce

April 11, 2018

Beautify Lake Stevens Properties with Community Ed Gardening Classes

People living on Lake Stevens properties play volleyball and learn to garden.This spring and summer there are a wide variety of learning and recreational options for people living on Lake Stevens properties. The entire community is welcome to participate in the wealth of programs offered through the community education classes provided by the Lake Stevens School District. Adult fitness options include both basketball and volleyball opportunities beginning this spring. For instance, the Over 18 Co-Ed Adult Basketball class with Micah Stevens begins on April 26th and lasts until June 14th. For a $25 fee, participants will have a full workout while playing basketball at the LSMS Main Gym on Thursdays from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The maximum class size will be 25 people. Drop-ins are not allowed, so pre-register as soon as possible.

Volleyball enthusiasts will want to join in the fun of the Non-Competitive Co-Ed Adult Volleyball class with Kristie Carl. Every skill level is welcome, and the teams will be switched up every three games so things stay fun and interesting! For the same $25 fee, players will meet on Tuesdays from April 10th through June 19th in the NLMS Gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Drop-ins will be welcome for a $5 fee. There will be no class on the 29th of May.

People who are looking to beautify their Lake Stevens properties have a variety of gardening classes to choose from this spring and summer as well. On Saturday the 5th of May, those interested in learning the art and science of raised-bed gardening are encouraged to join the Building Raised Beds class with Terry Myer. For just the $25 class fee, participants will be provided with a garden starter kit that includes the seeds, pots, and necessary compost. They will learn all about the different building steps, strategies, and proper materials for raised-bed gardening. Attendees need to bring a pair of good gardening gloves. They will go home with a simple raised garden bed they built themselves. The class will meet at the Lake Stevens Visitors and Information Center from noon to 2 p.m. There will be a tour of the Eagle Ridge Community Garden available afterwards.

The Tower Gardening class with Kathleen Wood will provide another gardening option for those who are interested in growing plants with limited spaces. For a $15 fee, participants will learn the benefits of tower gardening and how to grow over 20 plants in a small space all year round. They will leave with a better understanding of aeroponics as a way to grow fresh food for their families. This class will meet on Wednesday the 6th of June from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ESC Conference Room B.

With everything from K-9 Manners classes, to Enhancing Photography Skills and Chalkboard Art classes, there’s something for everyone in the offerings this spring and summer. To learn more, call the district office at 425-335-1500 or visit Community Education to register.

April 9, 2018

Go to the RV Show to Get a Vehicle to Explore Nature near Monroe Property

Monroe property owners go on RV adventures.One of the many wonderful advantages to living on Monroe property is the beautiful natural surroundings. There are mountains and lakes to explore, both close to home and further afield. An easy way to take in all this beauty is in an RV. Rather than spending lots of money on hotels, you get to bring your home with you. They are more comfortable than tent camping. And since an RV has its own kitchen, you can bring along your favorite foods, which is especially advantageous if you or your family members have special dietary needs.

A great way to see lots of different RVs is to attend the Washington State Evergreen RV Show. This year, the show will be held from Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission for adults is $7, $6 for seniors, and kids get in for free. The show will be held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.

There will be three buildings full of different types of RVs for attendees to explore. Many different dealerships will be on site with new and used RVs. You’ll be able to check out different types of motorhomes, tent trailers, toy haulers, teardrop trailers, campers, and more. Vendors will RV accessories will be there, so you can customize your vehicle and head out on an adventure near Monroe property. Come with questions, and the professionals at the show will be able to answer them and help you find the right RV for your needs. Because there are so many dealers all in one place, you’ll be able to enjoy tremendous savings if you decide to purchase an RV at the show.

Learn more about the Evergreen RV Show. Act quickly to get half price tickets or two for the price of one. 

 

April 4, 2018

Dinosaur Enthusiasts Living in Monroe Homes Will Love Jurassic Tour

Kids from Monroe homes go to Jurassic Tour.Dinosaurs are coming to the area near Monroe homes. Come out to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds for Jurassic Tour to experience moving, breathing, and walking dinosaurs. This event will take place April 7th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and and April 8th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Prices are $23 for those 13 and up and $28 for those 2 to 12. Admission is good for the whole day. Stay for an hour, stay all day, or even leave and come back later.

There will be so much to do and see and it will be an amazing experience for little dinosaur fans. Walk around and view 50 life size dinosaurs in their natural habitat. You’ll be amazed at how realistic they look. Let the kids get out some energy in the Jurassic-themed bounce area and bungee runs. There will be inflatables, face painting, and many other fun activities. This will also be a great place for parents to sit down and take a rest while the kids go wild. Children can get up close and personal with the giant dinosaurs. Kids can also have the chance to ride a baby dinosaur or be brave and climb on an animatronic T rex and Triceratops. Kids can pretend they are paleontologists and dig for bones. Stop by to hear the Dinosaur Band which consists of three dinosaurs jamming out and singing songs about dinosaurs.

There will be so many opportunities for children to learn more about dinosaurs. Find out how they lived, what they ate, and what the planet was like as they roamed. This is a fantastic scientific opportunity for children living in Monroe homes. This event travels the country allowing youngsters to get an up-close experience with the life-like models of these amazing giants. Find more details about this event and purchase tickets for Jurassic Tour

 

April 2, 2018

Kids from Lake Stevens Real Estate Spend Spring Break at the Library

Kids go to library events on Lake Stevens real estate.Students living in Lake Stevens real estate are invited to spend some time at the Lake Stevens Library over Spring Break. Stock up on music, books, and movies to fill your time at home and also consider coming out for some special events during the week.

Little Science Lab will take place on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is for preschoolers and their caregivers. It is important that adults stay to help out since this program requires a 1:1 child to adult ratio. This 30 minute weekly program allows children to explore science and gain a better understanding of the world around them. Get hands on with math, engineering, technology, and other science topics. Advance registration is required and if this date fills up or does not work for you, try another week.

On the same day, Thursday, April 5th, 2018, teens and tweens ages 10-18 are invited to the library for Wilderness Survival: Cordage. From 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. youngsters will learn all about making cordage, which is rope made from plant fibers. This is a very important wilderness skill. Each person will learn how to harvest and prepare cordage and also learn many wilderness applications for it such as fishing line and shelter construction. Each participant will also learn about paracord and make a bracelet to take home with them to their Lake Stevens real estate. Registration is required and be sure to do so early before the event fills up.

On Friday, April 6th, 2018, elementary aged children are invited to the library for Explore Forest Animals with Idea Hatch. This event will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and children will be able to learn about forest animals through hands-on stations. Youth can get a little messy in an AR sandbox creating a watershed, watch with glee as they fly a bird in a wind tunnel, and gain confidence as they guess the animal from given clues. All can get creative and make animal tracks as well as a tree pendant to take home. Build on this as a family and consider going for a walk later and looking for animal clues. As with the other events, be sure to register early to claim a spot!

The Lake Stevens Library is such a great asset to this community. Support this organization and come check out materials and take part in their amazing programs. Find the calendar and links to more details. 

 

March 28, 2018

Race Fans Living in Monroe for the NASCAR Season Opener and Fireworks

Race fans living in Monroe go to Evergreen Speedway.The Evergreen Speedway offers many opportunities for those living in Monroe to experience NASCAR and other racing events throughout the year. Come to celebrate the kickoff of the season at the 2018 NASCAR Season Opener Plus Fireworks. This event will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Evergreen Speedway. This day will be jam packed with activities. Kids can enjoy an Easter egg hunt with prizes, face painting, and games. Walk around and see what the vendors have to offer and also grab some tasty food. Just be sure to get situated in your seats when the racing begins. 

Some of the most notable drivers in the region will be on site racing on the newly repaved ? mile oval. There has been a great buzz in the racing community about the newly paved track and drivers are anxious to race. The first race of the Bud Crown Series will take place with the Speedway Chevrolet Super Late Models. Also watch the Monroe Grocery Outlet Super Stock Figure 8s, Interstate Batteries Hornets, Buzz Inn Steakhouse Singer 8’s, Mini Bump 2 Pass, and Buses. End the evening in the crisp air with beautiful fireworks. It will be a fun time for the whole family. Many Seattle Sports Legends will be at the event and honored throughout the evening. Seahawks legends Chris Warren, Joe Tafoya, and Lawyer Milloy will be at the track. Also join Sonics legend Slick Watts and Husky Legend Donald Watts.

Tickets are available now. The price is $20 for adults and $10 for those ages 11-17 as well as for seniors. Military with ID and kids 10 and under can get in for free. Bring the whole family, coordinate a night out with friends, or think about a team bonding activity for work. This event is just the beginning and the season will be great fun for racing enthusiasts living in Monroe. Read more about this event, find more details about the track, and a full calendar at Evergreen Speedway

 

March 26, 2018

Snohomish Property Owners Get Art Framed at Avenue D Gallery

Decorate Snohomish property with art framed at Avenue D.Avenue D Gallery and Custom Framing is a full service custom frame shop on a beautiful piece of Snohomish property. Its classy sign stands beside the stairs leading to its front door in historic downtown Snohomish. As a family-owned and operated business, small but dedicated, it is proud of all it has to offer clients. Avenue D provides only the highest quality products to those who walk through their doors, and clients are always pleased with the results. The owner is dedicated to providing absolute excellence in customer service, ensuring that their clients have a positive experience throughout their project’s development. If you need ideas or simply want advice about options for your project, the Gallery is available to serve you.

The wealth of knowledge and talent at Avenue D provides their clients everything necessary to display and preserve their valuables. Using the highest quality conservation materials and glass, family treasures are preserved for future generations at very competitive prices. Everything from baby shoes, to swords that have been in the family for years, can be turned into beautiful displays in your own home. A wide variety of articles, from antique golf clubs to sports jerseys and records, have already been carefully framed for clients and Avenue D welcomes any challenge a client may bring them. People have had them make beautiful displays for spoon collections, books, and even fishing reels! There’s no end to the miracles of art that happen on this Snohomish property.

From Tuesday until Saturday the Avenue D Gallery opens at 10am and stays open for visitors and clients until 6pm. Their Art Gallery itself is full of local and regional art which is more than enough reason for people to walk through the front door of their Historic Downtown shop. It is amazing to see the wealth of beauty that is behind that door! Pieces line the walls in all their beauty as a feast for the eyes and soul. To learn more about everything Avenue D Gallery can offer, visit their site or call 360-862-1124. Otherwise, simply stop by the Gallery and enjoy their artful hospitality! 

 

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March 21, 2018

Kids from Any Monroe Home Will Love Jump Rattle and Roll

Every kid from a Monroe home loves Jump Rattle and Roll.Get the kids out of your Monroe home and moving at Jump Rattle and Roll. Children can have a blast jumping and playing in this 8,500 square foot facility. There are open play sessions available seven days a week and all equipment is thoroughly sanitized between sessions. The fee is $8 for children ages two through 17, $4 for those between one and two and free for parents and babies under one. Please note that all children and parents are required to take off their shoes and wear socks to participate.

Jump Rattle and Roll is located at 17631 147th Street SE, Suite 6 in Monroe. It is a great place to come get the wiggles out on a rainy day or to host a party. There are private party rooms available and the bounce arena is perfect for a kids birthday party, tween outing, or even a corporate event. Pizza packages are available in cooperation with Domino’s Pizza and a personal host or hostess will be assigned to every party to take care of any need that arises. This is a great idea to keep the party and mess out of your Monroe home.

There are many activities for youngsters and even their parents to enjoy. Climb up a giant play structure, go down inflatable slides, bounce, and race a friend on the equipment. Staff is always monitoring the play area, but the safety of children is ultimately up to their caregivers and everyone must sign a waiver before participating. There are also fun areas for tots with a doll house, play kitchen, playhouses, train table, and much more. Challenge friends to foosball, air hockey, or a video game as well. Parents can also simply relax and look at a magazine in the comfortable “living rooms.” Visit Jump Rattle and Roll to view pictures of what the space is like, find open play times, and more details about booking a party. 

 

March 19, 2018

Celebrate on Snohomish Real Estate at the Easter Parade

Snohomish real estate owners celebrate Easter.Everyone living in Snohomish is invited to the 38th Annual Easter Parade on Saturday, March 31st. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and will travel through downtown Snohomish real estate on First Street. The Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Easter Bonnet Contest. Put your creativity to work and make a prize-worthy bonnet. Anyone who comes to the parade wearing a bonnet may ride on the Chamber’s float. There is no age limit. Pets sporting bonnets are welcome, too. Get on the float by 10:45 a.m. at Cedar and First Street. Parents may ride with their children or just meet the float at the parade’s end, First Street and Avenue E. The parade is expected to end around 1 p.m.

The deadline for groups and businesses to enter the parade is March 21st, so there’s still time to get your entry form in. Commercial entries (those displaying a business name) will pay an entrance fee: $25 for Chamber members or $35 for non-members. Entries can have up to five vehicles. The parade is a great way to advertise your business to Snohomish real estate owners. You’re welcome to pass out flyers and candy, but items must be handed to parade watchers rather than thrown. Decorate a car or truck and come out for a great time. Parade line up will run from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Sign-in will be at First Street and Lincoln Avenue, and all participants will receive their parade number and line up spot at that time.

Snohomish is one of the few communities in the area to have an Easter parade, so this is a great time for everyone to get together and have fun. The parade attracts people from the surrounding area, so businesses can easily and inexpensively advertise to a lot of potential customers.

Visit the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce to find more details on the Easter parade and fill out the registration form. 

 

March 14, 2018

Lux Pet Salon and Daycare Take Care of Pets Living in Lake Stevens

Take pets living in Lake Stevens to Lux Pet Salon.Families living in Lake Stevens treasure their pets, and Lux Pet Salon and Daycare deeply understands the importance of proper care for these beloved members of the family. Their spacious facility is directly across the street from the Cavalero Dog Park at the Trestle Station. This is the perfect location for their canine clients who can spend a long afternoon playing in the park and then stop by for a relaxing appointment to clean up. Their guardians get to enjoy playtime with their four-legged family members without having to worry about the hassle that can come with a bath and its accoutrements.

Lux’s Senior Groomer has 24 years of experience and her clients adore her. Gentleness and sincere care for the animals she grooms is a hallmark of her work. Everyone at Lux strives to maintain a “clean and stress free environment” so that pets are able to enjoy themselves while they are there. Some of these furry family members prefer to keep to themselves, and there is plenty of room to accommodate their needs. Those who enjoy socializing with others are free to spend time with other pets during their stay, however long it may be.

The Lux Salon is able to provide complete services for both cats and dogs living in Lake Stevens, and usually appointments are set aside in four hour intervals. Express grooming is also available for an additional fee if a client finds that it’s necessary for their pet to get clean in a hurry! The Salon uses a therapeutic bathing system known as the HydroSurge bathing system. HydroSurge works wonders for animals who may have skin issues, and most of them adore the massage it gives as well. This system provides a stress free, relaxing bath that the pets enjoy, and their guardians love the fact that their tail-wagging family members come out clean without being upset.

Understandably, prices vary by size and breed of the pet, so it’s always best to stop by for a proper cost estimate. The Salon offers multiple grooming options for dogs and cats. All of their services are provided with the utmost care and sensitivity for the each pet’s wellbeing.

Lux Pet Salon and Daycare is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and then on Saturdays they close at 5pm. Sunday hours run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Walk-in customers are always welcome, and morning drop-off appointments can be scheduled earlier than normal opening hours upon request. Call 425-374-3705 to make arrangements.