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Oct. 3, 2018

The Monroe Community Senior Center Holds Special Events for Everyone Living in Monroe

Everyone living in Monroe is invited to bingo at the senior center.Everyone living in Monroe is invited to the Monroe Community Senior Center. On Friday, October 12th, they’ll be hosting their annual Beer, Brats, and Bingo fundraiser. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Ticket prices include a delicious bratwurst dinner and playing bingo. Compete to win both cash and great prizes. Make sure to designate a driver, so you can order a beer, glass of wine, or a margarita or two. The cost of drinks is is extra. All proceeds go to support the senior center’s programs. 

Even if you can’t get to the Beer, Brats, and Bingo fundraiser, you can still support the senior center. They have a carefully curated thrift store called Fabulous Finds Thrift Store. Find vintage jewelry, crocheted items, toys, and many more great items. You can also donate to the thrift shop to help the center as well. Another way to keep the senior center going is to volunteer, either in the kitchen, at the front desk, or to enter data once a week.

The senior center has a daily and weekly schedule of events to help seniors and people who are disabled and living in Monroe. Get a ride on the Mobility Lifeline on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will take you anywhere you need to go in Monroe--go grocery shopping, to the doctor, or run other errands.

Head to the senior center for lunch, served noon to 12:25 p.m. Monday through Friday. Suggested donation is $3 for those over 60 and $7.50 for those under 60. There’s a fundraising lunch each Wednesday, and the cost then is $4. There are also craft and hobby groups, games, fitness classes, and music lessons offered throughout the week. Legal and health clinics are held once or twice a month, too. Visit the Monroe Community Senior Center to find a full schedule of regular events, special events, and trips. 


Oct. 1, 2018

Learn Something New This Fall Near Your Lake Stevens Home Through the School District

Play basketball with friends near your Lake Stevens home.The Lake Stevens School District offers many opportunities for community education to those who call Stevens home. The Fall 2018 options are now available. Here are a few to consider.

Work on your endurance and basketball skills by signing up for Over 18 Co-ed Adult Basketball with Micah Stevens. Have a great time playing full court games at LSMS Main Gym on Thursdays from October 18th to December 20th from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be no class on November 22nd. The class fee is $25 and no drop ins will be allowed. Be sure to sign up soon as there are only 25 total spots available.

Anyone with a canine companion at their Lake Stevens home can consider signing up for Basic Dog Obedience with Kim Dailey. Whether you have a puppy (that is four months or older) or an older dog, this could be a good class if you need a place to start. Participants will work on basic commands such as sit, stay, lay down, and more. Be sure that your pup is up to date on all shots before signing up for the class. The teacher also has the right to ask any aggressive or disruptive dogs to leave the class. The class will take place in the LSMS Auxiliary Gym from 6 to 7 p.m. and the fee is $75. Choose from Mondays from October 29th through December 12th (no class on November 12th) or Tuesdays from October 23rd to December 4th (no class on October 30th).

Any children in grades K-5 who are interested in cheer or dance are invited to consider taking part in the Jr. Vikings Football Cheer Clinic. Participants will learn cheer and dance skills during a two day clinic at the LSHS Main Gym on Tuesday, October 2nd, and Thursday, October 4th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The group will then perform during halftime at the LSHS Football game on October 5th. Anyone participating in the clinic will receive pom-poms and a sweatshirt, which will need to be brought to the game. Participants will be able to get into the game for free, but anyone else attending will need to pay the admission fee. The class fee is $80, and there are 80 spots available.

Find a link to the current class schedule and find a link to register at the Lake Stevens School District


Sept. 26, 2018

Go Camping Near Your Monroe Home at Thunderbird RV and Camping Resort

Go camping near your Monroe home.Thunderbird RV and Camping Resort offers a fun and beautiful outdoor escape to those who call Monroe home. Camp close to the shores of the beautiful Skykomish River. Anglers can cast for salmon or steelhead just a short walk from any camping space. Fish from the shore or bring along your boat and make use of the boat ramp. Park your RV, bring your tent, or even rent a cabin or yurt at the resort. The cabins even include a bathroom and shower, microwave, and toaster oven. Rates vary depending on the season. Feel free to call 1.877.570.2267 for current rates and to make a reservation.

There is so much to do at Thunderbird RV and Camping Resort. Make lasting family memories in the great outdoors splashing around in the swimming pool, playing miniature golf, running around on the playground, and playing shuffleboard, basketball, volleyball, or horseshoes. Wifi is also available. Pets are also welcome and the friendly staff will be able to help you with anything you may need.

Thunderbird RV and Camping Resort also has space for RV storage and this can be a great place to keep in mind when you are having family come visit your Monroe home from out of town. Know that your family and friends are well taken care of at the resort and have close access to many other activities of the region. Take them to the Evergreen State Fair, take in a NASCAR race, go for a hot air balloon ride, search for unique antiques, take advantage of beautiful hiking, and take them in to see Seattle, less than an hour’s drive away. Find some pictures of the campground, a complete list of amenities, a campground map, and a place to make your online reservation for Thunderbird RV and Camping Resort


Sept. 24, 2018

Enjoy Great Beer on Lake Stevens Real Estate at Carleton Farms

Enjoy beer brewed on Lake Stevens real estate at Brew Fest.The area near Lake Stevens real estate really comes to life in the fall. The weather cools down, the leaves are beautiful, and pumpkin everything is in the air. There are many farms in the region that host events for families to celebrate the season. Get things going with Carleton Farms Brewfest. This is a kick start to the busy fall season and includes selections from local breweries, wineries, and distilleries as well as music, food, and fun on the farm. The dates and times for this event are Friday, September 28th from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 29th from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets in advance for only $20.00 per person or for $25.00 at the door. Tickets include a one day admission into Brew Fest as well as 8 tasting tokens. Try selections from establishments such as Whitewall Brewing Company, Lake Stevens Brewing Company, Bad Dog Distillery, Salish Sea Brewing Company, and many more. Bring along a designated driver to ensure you get back to your Lake Stevens real estate safely for only $5. Designated drivers will get to enjoy the ambiance, music, food, soda, and water. Everyone who purchases tickets must be age 21 or over. However, children may come along on Saturday to enjoy Carleton’s Pumpkinland for an additional cost.

Brew Fest will take place in the event barn and courtyard area. Enjoy the views of the farm while sipping on the drinks, listening to music, and munching on tasty food. Pumpkin donuts, nachos, burgers, and fries will be available for purchase. The Carleton Farm Event Barn is located at 630 Sunnyside Boulevard SE in Lake Stevens. Find more information about this event and a link to purchase tickets to Brew Fest


Sept. 19, 2018

Calling Volunteers who Live in Snohomish for the Snohomish Classic Car and Hot Rod Display

Car enthusiasts who live in Snohomish go to the classic car show.Classic car enthusiasts that live in Snohomish are in for a treat the end of September. The 2018 Snohomish Classic Car and Hot Rod Display is coming to downtown Snohomish on September 30th. Come on down to take a look at the colorful and beautifully restored classics from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect to be able to see around 500 vehicles lining the street. This event brings between 10,000 and 15,000 spectators every year, which is a huge boost to the economy of downtown Snohomish. Grab some lunch or do a little shopping while checking out the vehicles. The cars and trucks will be judged in 25 categories by participants and the public will get to have their say in the winner of People’s Choice and several other fun categories.

Anyone who would like to show off their classic car can register to take part in the event. Those who pre-register can pay a reduced fee of $20 and the chance to park their car at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Anyone who registers on the day of the event will have to pay $25 and not be able to park their car until 7:30 a.m. Register online or mail in the form with payment. Also consider sponsoring this event or signing on as a volunteer. A sponsorship is a great way for business owners who live in Snohomish to get their name out there. Volunteers will be needed to direct entry car traffic, count ballots, clean up the event area, and remove barricades. This could be a really fun way for students to earn community service hours. Find out more about these volunteer opportunities, register your vehicle, and read more about the Snohomish Classic Car and Hot Rod Display


Sept. 17, 2018

Let Dogs Play on Monroe Real Estate at Camp Bow Wow

Monroe real estate owners take their dogs to Camp Bow Wow.Monroe real estate owners who love their dogs but have to work all day should check out Camp Bow Wow. The Camp offers many services for dogs, including day care, overnight boarding, and training. They also have extensive grooming services. Doggy day care at Camp Bow Wow is a dog’s dream come true. There are huge, climate-controlled indoor play areas and regular exercise times. All “camp counselors” have training in dog behavior and CPR and first aid for pets. All potential campers must be spayed or neutered and be current on their vaccinations. They must also pass a socialization interview to make sure that they will be good playmates for dogs already enrolled. Pricing is affordable, starting at $32 for a full day and $20 for a partial day (less than six hours). Save money by purchasing one of the packages. The Welcome Package is three full or half days of doggy day camp, plus a free bath. For full day, it’s $75 and half day is $50.

If you’re going to be away from home for a night or a longer trip, go with Camp Bow Wow for care for your dogs. The same highly-qualified counselors are on duty to make sure your pup has good care round the clock. The vaccination, neutering, and socialization rules apply, just as at day camp. Rates start at $45 per night for one dog. For stays of 10 nights or more, there is a 10% discount. If you need care for your dog around the holidays, make your reservations early. A stay of at least three nights is required.

Visit Camp Bow Wow to learn more about the doggy paradise on Monroe real estate. You can also find a link to the camp’s app to easily make reservations and check in on your dog using the Camper Cams. Dogs and their humans both love camp! 

See the Persinger Group to find Monroe real estate. Dogs and their humans have fun and peace of mind at Camp Bow Wow for dog day care or boarding.

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Sept. 12, 2018

Everyone Living in Lake Stevens is Welcome at Om Yoga Northwest

People living in Lake Stevens go to Om Yoga Northwest.Whether you have practiced yoga for many years or are looking to start out, Om Yoga Northwest is here for you. Everyone living in Lake Stevens will be able to find a class to suit their needs, as well as gear and clothing. Several different styles of yoga are taught, and there are six different instructors, so it will be easy to find something that works for you. New students can purchase the $30 pass, which is good for 30 days of unlimited classes. It’s a perfect way to discover what suits your needs. Another great pass is the Get Started Package, which includes a private session as well as unlimited access to classes for a month. It’s $79. New students can also opt for a pass that gives them four private sessions for $160.

Once you’re a regular, there are several choices for passes. The Om Tribe Monthly Auto Pay is $79 and gives you access to unlimited classes, as well as discounts on wellness services, outdoor adventures, and studio rental for events. There’s also a six-week pass for prenatal yoga, a 10-class pass, and a kids 10-class pass, among other choices.

You don’t have to worry about purchasing a lot of gear or specialized clothing before your first class. Dress in comfortable, breathable layers. Be sure to wear shoes that slip on and off easily, as the studio is a no-shoes space. Feel free to bring a mat and water bottle if you have them. If you don’t, Om Yoga has mats for class use and water available.

Not only does Om Yoga Northwest have a full schedule of yoga classes, they also offer workshops and events to help people living in Lake Stevens deepen their yoga practice. On Friday, September 21st, come for Mudras and Mantras. Instructor Nikki will give a discussion of bhakti yoga with a meditation practice. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. It’s free, but donations are requested. Reserve your space online.

Visit Om Yoga Northwest to learn more about the studio, purchase passes, find a class schedule, and sign up for events.


Sept. 10, 2018

Enjoy Hometown Brews in Historic Snohomish Real Estate Location

Drink beer brewed on Snhomish real estate.Beer enthusiasts living in Snohomish real estate are lucky to have SnoTown Brewery close by. Some interesting and unique brews are created right on site. You never know what tasty selections will be on tap, so come in often. Try such selections as the jalepeño blonde, raspberry ale, loose rooster, cit-bay pale, and Down 2 Earth. There are normally at least five beers on tap from SnoTown Brewery as well as a guest tap. Order your favorite pint or try a flight to taste something new. Just don’t forget to have your growler filled up with your favorite before you head home.

The staff at SnoTown Brewery is very friendly and the Snohomish real estate space is inviting. Meet some friends to play board games, bring your laptop to get some work done, or come on your own to catch the Seahawks game. There are often fundraisers going on as well as live music and other events. The brewery is located in a great spot at 511 2nd Street in Snohomish and the owners have done a great job with the historic space. Beer is served in mason jars and the pallets on the ceiling and cable spool tables make the place totally unique. There is indoor seating as well as a patio and children and dogs are welcome. The brewery even often hosts special events that include the family pup. Munch on some pretzels while enjoying the beer or bring in your own food. Many restaurants are nearby, including Ixtapa right next door.

Follow SnoTown Brewery on Facebook to stay in the loop about what is going on. Find details about live music, fundraisers, and available beer. Also see what festivals and special events SnoTown Brewery is traveling to. Show your support by stopping by when they are out and about. 


Sept. 5, 2018

Find Job and Healthcare Help and Great Conversations on Monroe Property at the Library

Monroe property owners go to the library for books and advice.Monroe property owners looking for a place to connect with neighbors who love books know that the library is the place to be. But did you also know that the library also offers help for people looking for jobs or career advice, as well as those who want to better understand their healthcare options? Come to the Monroe Public Library on Wednesdays for both of these services. Job help is available on a drop-in basis from 9 a.m. to noon. WorkSource specialists are on site and ready to answer questions about how to build a stronger resume, as well as offering career coaching. Whether you’re looking for a job, want to re-enter the workforce, or are looking to advance your career, the WorkSource team has valuable advice and insight to offer you. There is no charge for the service, and you don’t need to RSVP. Just come with your questions.

Lots of people have questions about how the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) applies to them. And many also have questions about Washington Apple Health and whether they qualify. The library has Sea Mar CHC representatives on hand to answer all your questions on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Representatives will also help people to sign up for Medicaid or low-cost healthcare options using the Washington HealthPlan finder. Those who qualify can also apply for food stamps or cash assistance. If you need help renewing your plan, feel free to come in as well.

Be sure to keep up with the library’s monthly, weekly, and one-time events. Monroe property owners can bring their young children to story time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Little Science Lab is held on Mondays and is a great way to introduce preschoolers to the wonders of science and nature. Adults can participate in the monthly book club and also come on Saturdays for lively, respectful conversation at the Socrates Cafe. For anyone who wants to improve their English language skills, the ESL/ELA Conversation Cafe on Saturday mornings is a fun place to go and meet others. 


Sept. 3, 2018

The Cabbage Patch Restaurant Is a Snohomish Home Town Favorite

Eat at the Cabbage Patch near your Snohomish home.Enjoy a meal away from your Snohomish home at the Cabbage Patch Restaurant. Also consider booking a large banquet room at the restaurant to host your next party or gathering or have the Cabbage Patch come to your venue to cater your big event. You’ll find a large selection of delicious dishes that will compliment any occasion. Choose from a breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu depending on the time of day of your gathering. There are two rooms available for an event at the restaurant. The Garden Room has large windows that look on a lovely garden and seats up to 25 guests. The Library Room is a fairly causal space upstairs and can seat up to 50 guests.

The Cabbage Patch Restaurant is located at 111 Avenue A, close to any Snohomish home. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekends. Breakfast is served until 3 p.m. everyday and includes such selections as corned beef hash, a large variety of omelets and scrambles, pancakes, waffles, and much more. The lunch menu is served all day and all night. Tasty soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, macaroni and cheese, salmon, stroganoff, and chicken pot pie are available.

Bring the whole family for dinner or come with friends or for a date night. Start off with a salad or appetizer such as coconut prawns, Asian lettuce wraps, hot artichoke, spinach, and cheese spread, or oyster shooters. The dinner menu includes prime rib, steak, seafood, meatloaf, chicken, and pasta. End your meal with a scrumptious dessert made with real cream and butter each day. There are a variety of pies available including strawberry rhubarb crumble pie, chocolate peanut butter pie, fudgy walnut pie, lemon sour cream pie, and many others. Bread pudding, cheesecake, and ice cream are on the menu as well. View the entire menu, find contact information for catering quotes, and also read about Happy Hour offerings at the Cabbage Patch Restaurant