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May 15, 2019

For Everyone Living in Monroe, Wednesdays Mean Farmers Market

Everyone living in Monroe goes to the Wednesday farmers marketIt is time for the Monroe Farmers Market to start up again, providing a great place for those living in Monroe to grab fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, and crafts. Opening day will be May 29th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the market will continue every other Wednesday until September 18th. This year the market is expanding at Galaxy Theatre, which is very exciting.

Come out to support local farmers and artisans who are living in Monroe and in the surrounding area. Grab local farm raised meat. Find delicious and juicy fruit and healthy fresh vegetables. Feel good about what you are feeding your family and for buying local. Other items available include fresh local honey, homemade jam, kettle corn, tea, fresh cut flowers and plant starts, jerky, birdhouses, vintage items, baked goods, candles, hot sauce, and much more. Services such as mobile sharpening will be available as well.

Listen to live music while you shop and bring the kids along as there will be activities and face painting available. Save the date for a few special events happening this year. Kids Pop Up will take place on July 24th and the Harvest Festival with a pie bake off will be on September 18th. Come meet others who live in the area and let your children experience all the market has to offer.

This event could not happen without sponsors. It is put on thanks to the Monroe Chamber of commerce, City of Monroe, Sam’s Cats and Dogs Naturally - Monroe, Evergreen State Fair, Natural Factors, Community Transit, Hill Street Cleaners, Genesis Refrigeration and HVAC, and Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Brian Metcalf. Relish in summer and make the Monroe Farmers Market a tradition every other week. Learn more and find more information about vendors at the Facebook page


May 13, 2019

Snohomish Property Owners Have a Blast at May Library Events

Snohomish property owners go to the library for events.Grab some great books and movies to bring back to your Snohomish property after attending one of the many events going on at the Snohomish Library during the end of May. There are several events that happen every week as well as special events. The calendar is jam packed with opportunities to learn and get to know others who live in the area.

The Tween STEAM Club will meet twice at the end of May on Friday, May 17th, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, May 24th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. This program is for elementary students and middle tweens. The May 17th event will allow participants to use a robotics kit to create an extraterrestrial rover. The May 24th event will be all about rockets. Participants will learn about Newton’s third law of motion and engineer and launch a bottle rocket.

The Snohomish Genealogy Workgroup will meet on Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Snohomish Meeting Room. This group meets once a month. Anyone interested in genealogy should drop in. Learn some great tips for researching family history, listen to presentations, and connect with others who share the same interests. Talk about any hurdles you are facing in your research and brainstorm ideas on how to move forward.

Children of all ages are invited to LEGO® Lab on Saturday May 15th, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will be able to build anything they can think of using Roylco straws, K’NEX, LEGO®, and other items. Let your little engineer shine while keeping your Snohomish property clean. Who knows what the little builders will think of and learn next. Read more about these programs and take a look at what is coming up in June at the Snohomish branch library.


May 8, 2019

Get Expert Skin Care Near Your Lake Stevens Home at Royale European

Lake Stevens home owners get a facial at European RoyaleAll who call Lake Stevens home are invited to give your skin the attention it deserves at Royale European Skin Care. The staff here knows that everyone is unique and everyone’s skin is a little different. No matter if your goal is to get rid of acne, fight stress, signs of aging, or sun damage, Royale European Skin Care can help. Through science, a highly trained staff, and some really great products, a treatment plan can be established that will help you feel proud of your skin and beam with confidence.

In addition to pampering your skin with facials, peels, and body treatments, Royale European Skin Care offers many other services. Get your skin summer ready with airbrush tanning. Make your eyelashes pop with an eyelash perm. Get rid of unwanted body hair with face and body waxing services. The methods here leave skin feeling refreshed and beautiful. Lash extensions, brow and lash tinting, and make-up application are available as well. Brides can consider having their makeup applied with the help of the highly trained staff for their wedding day.

Royale European Skin Care is located at 25 95th Dr. NE, Suite 104 in Lake Stevens. Drop in to learn more about available skin care and services or call 425.377.0410. Request an appointment online or call to set one up. Meet with the staff and have a discussion about your skin. Talk about your goals and improvements you would like to make and together come up with a plan. Some of the products used here and that are for sale include Mixture, Jane Iredale, Tizo Mineral Sunscreens, Dr. Spiller, Gunilla of Sweden, Epicuren, Matis, Athena Cosmetics, Scentual Sun, and Hobo Bags. Only the best, safest products are used here. All Lake Stevens home owners are invited to read more about these products and about Royale European Skin Care


May 6, 2019

Monroe Real Estate Owners Get Maverick Catering for Great Events

Monroe real estate owners use Maverick CateringMaverick Catering is a great choice for anyone living in Monroe real estate who needs an event catered. The staff at Maverick Catering will take the time to get to know you at a consultation and learn exactly what you are looking for. Choose from an established menu or create something unique. Maverick can accommodate buffet, family style, and plated service. After the consultation, a tasting will be scheduled to allow you to experience your selections and fine tune your menu.

Then, let Maverick Catering take the reigns. They will oversee everything from start to finish at your event. The food will be cooked at the site of your event inside a fully stocked mobile kitchen. This ensures high quality food that is fresh and delicious. Their staff includes experienced catering chefs, professional servers, and even certified bartenders. Sit back and relax at your event knowing that Maverick catering has everything under control.

Maverick Catering is a member of the Snohomish Wedding Guild, has won Couples’ Choice Awards from Weddingwire, and has been listed in the Best of Western Washington. Many people living in Monroe real estate and in the surrounding area have used Maverick Catering. Maverick would be a great choice for weddings, non profit fundraising events, and special events such as graduation parties, anniversary parties, and milestone birthday parties.

There are several sample menus to consider or work with the team to create your own menu. The first sample menu includes char grilled tri-tip steak, rosemary chicken, grilled vegetable display, apple feta salad, and a rustic bread assortment. The second sample menu includes chicken piccata, gorgonzola alfredo pasta, green beans, garden veggie salad, and fresh baked garlic breadsticks. The third sample menu includes prime rib, roasted vegetables, alder smoked salmon, tuscan pasta, classic caesar salad, and rustic artisan bread. Visit Maverick Catering to get more details. 


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May 1, 2019

Kids Living in Lake Stevens Keep Active this Summer Rowing Crew

Kids living in Lake Stevens learn to row crewThe junior crew season is coming soon for youth living in Lake Stevens. Everyone ages 12-18 of any skill level is invited to participate. The only requirements are that participants are at least 5’ tall and are strong enough to carry boats and oars and handle equipment. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the water, get great exercise, and make new friends. Registration is available online right now.

The season dates are June 24th through August 3rd. Practices are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $175 with a $15 discount available to those rowers who are returning to the Lake Stevens Rowing Club. A few other dates to put on the calendar are those when there are no practice, July 4th for the holiday, and July 25th for Aquafest.

The pinnacle event is the Green Lake Extravaganza Regatta on August 3rd, 2019. The coach will grant permission for certain rowers to participate. The additional entry fee required will be about $35. This will be a great end to the summer season.

The Lake Stevens Rowing Club offers many opportunities for juniors and adults living in Lake Stevens to learn rowing. The largest lake in Snohomish County is the perfect place to host all of these programs. Participants learn a basic introduction to the sport of rowing and crew, safety on the water, fitness, and conditioning. The Lake Stevens Rowing Club calendar is jam packed with events and practices. There are learn to row classes, practices for the youth racing team, practices for the masters, board meetings, races, and much more.

There are also many regattas on the calendar. These start the end of April and go into early November. Even if rowing is not for you, come experience these fun events and cheer on those on the water. Find information about junior rowing and a link to register with Lake Stevens Rowing Club


April 24, 2019

Live in Snohomish and Celebrate a Charming Day Downtown

Live in Snohomish and go to a charming day downtownAll who live in Snohomish are invited to come explore downtown by participating in A Charming Day in Snohomish. This event will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who purchase tickets will be able to grab a map, passport, and empty bracelet and visit shops downtown to collect one charm from each establishment that is participating. This is a wonderful opportunity for mothers and daughters who live in Snohomish to spend the day together just before Mother’s Day. It is also a great opportunity to shop for other gifts while collecting the charms.

Give away the bracelet as a gift or keep it for yourself. Start a new tradition by participating in this event every year. Support the businesses located in downtown Snohomish and also support the mission to revitalize the downtown area by purchasing a ticket for $20. Hurry, these sell out fast. This is a fun event that allows those who live in Snohomish to get more familiar with the downtown area. It is a beautiful and quaint place that has something for everyone.

While downtown, grab lunch or dinner or enjoy a walk along the Snohomish River. Stop into your favorite bar or restaurant or try a new one. Treat yourself to some pie from the Snohomish Pie Company or ice cream or coffee from Snohomish Creamery and Espresso Cafe. Grab a drink at Spada Farmhouse Brewery or some pizza from Piccola Pizza. Try Thai Naan or Todo Mexico. There are many more food choices available for any craving. Visit historic downtown Snohomish online events to read more about this event and find a link to purchase tickets. Also check out other upcoming events. The next one to look forward to is Sunsets in Snohomish - June Wine Walk.


April 22, 2019

Monroe Property Owners Take Classes at 5 Lines Pottery

Monroe property owners take pottery class at 5 Lines PotteryLearn a new hobby or come do some shopping for pottery for your Monroe property at 5 Lines Pottery. Located at 119 E. Main Street in Monroe, this establishment offers open paint night, pottery classes, paint a pot opportunities, and a large variety of beautiful pottery available for purchase. Pieces of 5 Lines Pottery can be found in shops all over the country, but the shop in Monroe is the original location.

Sign up for a class to learn about how to make pottery. New students can sign up for a four week class, with each session being 2.5 hours. The cost for the class is $160, which includes 25 pounds of clay and a tool kit. Students in the class will learn about the basics of throwing, trimming, handbuilding, and glazing. This class is for students 18 years of age and over. Anyone younger would need to be approved by the owner.

Returning students are invited to sign up for a four week class for $125. These sessions are also 2.5 hours and this cost includes one bag of clay. After every four week session, 5 Lines Pottery offers students the chance to come in anytime during the week during business hours to finish up projects and try new things.

In addition to the pottery classes, everyone is invited to come in for paint a pot and special open paint nights. A special open paint night is coming up May 1st, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. All pottery will be 29% off in honor of the owner’s birthday. Please RSVP for this event. Paint a pot is also available Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is needed, just come on in! Note that children need to be accompanied by their parents. This is a great way to ignite the creativity of everyone in your Monroe property. Read more about painting opportunities and sign up for classes at 5 Lines Pottery


April 17, 2019

Lake Stevens Real Estate Owners Enjoy Science and Literacy Events at the Library

Enjoy events on Lake Stevens real estate at the librarySpring is a busy time near Lake Stevens real estate, especially at the Lake Stevens Library. Many activities for all ages are happening at the end of April. Teens and adults are invited to the Lake Stevens Educational Service Center on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 for Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other. This event, with T. Andrew Wahl, who is a journalist and an educator, will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Come hear about how our history, present times, and the future can be viewed through comic books.

Another exciting event coming up for toddlers and preschoolers is the Annual ABC Spring Literacy Concert. This free concert will take place on Friday, April 26th, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. Eric Ode will be performing on stage at ELIM Church Social Hall, located at 11504 26th St NE in Lake Stevens. Advanced registration is required for this fun and educational event.

In addition to these special events, regular weekly events are going on as well. The library is a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. Bring them out for a storytime and grab some books to take back to your Lake Stevens real estate before you head home. Ready Readers Family Storytime will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd and Tuesday, April 30th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This storytime is for newborns through age 35 months with their caregiver. Stories, songs, and activities will get children excited about reading.

Baby and Me Storytime will take place on Wednesday, April 24th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This is geared toward newborns through children 18 months old. Bring your preschoolers to Little Science Lab on Thursday, April 25th from 9:30 to 10 a.m. This event requires registration and is a fun time to explore science with Imagine Children’s Museum. View the full schedule and keep an eye out for events coming up in May at the Lake Stevens Library


April 15, 2019

Women from Snohomish Homes Run to Support Girls on the Run

Join the Women's Run near Snohomish homesThe Snohomish Women’s Run is coming soon to the area near Snohomish homes. Part of each race entry will go to support Girls on the Run Snohomish County. This is a great program that helps builds confidence and self-esteem for girls in Snohomish County through running. Join a large group of women running in this event on May 5th, 2019. Early registration with lower fees has passed, but there is still time to get in on the racing action from now until May 2nd.

Run in the half marathon for $80 or the 10K for $60. Each registration includes chip timing, a finisher medal, a personalized bib number, and a full zip hoodie. A girls 1K run is also available for a fee of $15. VIP packages and parking passes for Lowell Riverfront Park or Rotary Park have sold out, so participants will need to park at Cascade High School and catch a bus to the event.

The 10K and the half marathon both start at 8 a.m. and the girls 1k run begins at 10:30 am. The course is flat, which makes it a great choice for first timers. Strollers are allowed on the course, but pets are not. The course is USATF Certified and packet pick-up will be on May 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Consider volunteering to help with this event or being a sponsor. This is a great way to get needed volunteer hours or to just do a good deed. Companies can also get their name in front of a large number of people by becoming a sponsor. Show those living in Snohomish homes that your company cares about the community and supports community events like this one. Read more about the Snohomish Women’s Run, plan to come down to cheer on the runners, or sign up to run. 


April 10, 2019

Yogurt Lovers Living in Monroe Go to Yoforit

Everyone living in Monroe love frozen yogurtYoforit Frozen Yogurt offers tasty treats to those living in Monroe. This store, which is family owned and operated, has been open since 2013. The family spent a good amount of time researching other shops and decided to offer YoCream Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet. There are always many flavors to choose from at the shop that include no sugar added, dairy free, kosher, and gluten free. There are also 80 different toppings to choose from. Pile on fresh fruit, candy, nuts, and sauces. Get your yogurt in a regular bowl or in a waffle bowl.

In addition to the traditional yogurt with toppings, there are also froyo sandwiches, yocakes, yoshakes, and smoothies. Other options include house made items such as gourmet cupcakes, brownie bites, cookies, and granola. If you are in a hurry, grab a 1 ½ pound pre packed yogurt to enjoy at a discounted price. These are available in a variety of flavors.

Yoforit is a great place for those living in Monroe to hold a party. Keep the mess out of your house and treat everyone to frozen yogurt. Call ahead for a reservation for 10 or more people and get a 15% discount for everyone in attendance. Watch for coupons in the various seasonal guides put out by the Monroe Monitor and also enjoy a free 4 ounce frozen yogurt for your birthday. Consider joining the loyalty program. Grab a card, get one point per cup, and receive a free half pound of yogurt with toppings when you reach 15 stars. Yoforit Frozen Yogurt is located at 19030 Lenton Place SE in Monroe. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday 2 to 9:30 p.m., Fridays 1 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 9:30 p.m. Vist Yoforit to find the full menu, contact details, and more information.