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July 24, 2019

Go to the Brewfest and Raise Money for Kids Living in Snohomish to Play Soccer

Beer lovers living in Snohomish go to Brewfest.Beer enthusiasts living in Snohomish will not want to miss River’s Edge Brewfest. Come out to Stocker Fields, located at 27 Pine Avenue in Snohomish, to try beer from 30 regional craft brewers. It is not often so many great breweries are all in one place. The event will take place on Saturday, July 27th from 1 to 9 p.m. A small sampling of the breweries that will be represented at the festival include Scuttlebutt Brewing Company, Diamond Knot Brewing, Sound to Summit Brewing, Spada Farmhouse Brewing, Snotown Brewing, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Skagit Valley College Brewing, Salish Sea Brewing Company, and Timber Monster Brewing.

Not only will there be tasty beer, but also live entertainment, games, raffles, gourmet food trucks, and free parking. It will be a great afternoon and evening spent with good friends. Six food vendors will be on the scene to cure rumbling tummies including Poke Me and Po Papas Nuts. Listen to live entertainment while enjoying the beer, good eats, and gorgeous river and mountain views. There will be several local bands performing including Fretland, which calls Snohomish home and performs Americana rock music.

Tickets are on sale now for just $30 in advance. They will be $35 at the gate. Tickets include 10 tasting tokens and a souvenir glass. Proceeds from this event go to Snohomish Youth Soccer. This program calls Stocker Fields home and is a big part of the Snohomish community. Bring along a designated driver to make sure you get home safely. Drivers can get in for $5 each. All adults over 21 are invited to read more about this event and purchase tickets for River’s Edge Brewfest. There is also information on the website about event sponsorship. This is a great way to support a good cause and advertise your business. 


July 22, 2019

Everyone from Lake Stevens Properties Will Have a Blast at Aquafest

People from Lake Stevens properties go to Aquafest.Aquafest is coming to the area near Lake Stevens properties. This event has been a tradition for many families in the area for 59 years. Enjoy the festivities over three days, July 26th through July 28th. The schedule is jam packed with events. Parking is limited at the festival site so a free shuttle will be available to and from Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Park at Ebenezer or at Hillcrest Elementary and catch the shuttle every 15 minutes.

Many events and festivities will be taking place all day over all three days, including arts and crafts, Bite of Lake Stevens, Davis Show Northwest Carnival, Friends of the Library Book Sale, Kiddie Carnival, Kiwanis Beverage and Eatery (Beer Garden), and horse drawn wagon rides. Friday will feature such events as the Children’s Parade, Try Rowing, Proud Pet Show, Venardos Circus, Alex Britton, Penny Stickers, Ron Stubbs and Hypnotic Mayhem, and a movie in the park.

Saturday kicks off with the Firefighters Breakfast and then continues with the Kids Fun Run and Aquarun, Waterski Tournament, Disc Golf Tournament, Dino Crew, the Grand Parade, Boat Parade, Venardos Circus, HWY 9, The Joe T. Cook Blues Band, The Good Ideas, Wings n Things, and a fireworks display at dusk. This fun weekend winds down on Sunday with another Firefighters Breakfast, then the Quadrathon, Aquafest Classic Car Show, stand up paddling, Sunday Family Fest at North Cove Park, Rotary Viking Coin Quest, Venardos Circus, School of Rock, and Tim Noah.

Read more about the events, sponsors, and vendors at Aquafest 2019. Also take a look at the entire schedule and plan out your weekend. Anyone living in Lake Stevens properties who is willing to help out can stop by the community center by the flags on Main Street to ask about volunteer opportunities. Also find a link to register as a volunteer and to contact the volunteer coordinator on the Aquafest website. 


July 17, 2019

Great Finds for Monroe Real Estate Await at the Community Yard Sale

Go to the community yard sale on Monroe real estate.Search for treasures for your Monroe real estate at the Community Yard Sale. This event will take place on Saturday, July 20th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monroe Community Senior Center Parking Lot. The address is 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. Call 360.794.6359 with any questions. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the senior center, meet some new residents of Monroe, and find some amazing deals.

The registration deadline has passed, but 10 by 10 spaces are only $25. Tables can also be rented for $10 each. Keep this event in mind for next year if you didn’t make the deadline this year. This is a definite win because the advertising is done for you and there will be plenty of people coming to this event to look at your items. No need to sit in your yard or driveway hoping that people will come by,

Start out the day with a tasty Community Breakfast. The cost for breakfast is $6 for adults and children under 10 are free. Then, enjoy time looking around at all of the offerings. Find things that you need for your Monroe real estate or also look for unique antiques or handmade treasures.

Also keep an eye on the Monroe Community Senior Center website for other upcoming events. This is a very active organization that has a thrift store to help fund daily operations. The volunteer staff enjoys spending time at the shop and helping customers. The thrift store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as the 3rd Saturday of every month when the regular Community Breakfast happens. Also keep the Monroe Community Senior Center in mind for hosting special events. It is a great spot for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or corporate gathering. Read more about the Community Yard Sale and find links to other upcoming events, the thrift store, and facility rentals at the Monroe Community Senior Center


July 15, 2019

Lake Stevens Home Owners Cheer on the Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge

Play ball near your Lake Stevens home and support the food bank.Come help people who are in need that call Lake Stevens home and have a great time by attending the Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge. Lake Stevens Fire will be taking on Lake Stevens Police in an annual softball game. Who will emerge victorious? They will certainly be playing their hearts out. Admission is free, but bring along some peanut butter to help support the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank.

This event will take place on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at the Lake Stevens Community Park Ballfield. The address for the park is 1601 N. Machias Road in Lake Stevens. Hot dogs will be available at the barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m. and game time will be at 6 p.m. The barbecue is sponsored by Walmart, Franz, and Target. Choose a team to root for and have a great time supporting local fire fighters and police who do so much to serve and protect those who call Lake Stevens home. Make this a new family tradition each year.

As mentioned, peanut butter will be collected for the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank. This organization operates thanks to about 100 volunteers to serve about 100 families. Volunteers are always needed and donations are always welcome. The food bank is also currently raising money to secure a new facility that will allow the organization to serve and reach more people. Their current location limits their ability to serve all of the community members who are in need.

Volunteers are needed to distribute food, drive, help in the warehouse, and sort and stock the pantry. View days of the week help is needed, the times, and also find a volunteer application for the Lake Stevens Food Bank. While at the site, also read more about this worthy cause, donate online, and read stories from thankful families who depend on the food bank each month.


July 10, 2019

Snohomish Home Owners Love the Tradition of Kla Ha Ya Days

Snohomish home owners go to Kla Ha Ya Days.Summer fun is coming to the area near your Snohomish home. It is once again time for Kla Ha Ya Days. Join in this tradition that has been going on for over 100 years. There is even something new this year, a talent show. This fun event for the whole family will take place from July 17th through 21st, 2019. Come downtown to have a great time and give back to the community. This festival is put on by locals to Snohomish, supports small businesses, and funds several causes near and dear to Snohomish. It is an amazing event that brings those who call Snohomish home together each year.

The schedule of events is jam packed. Everything kicks off with the carnival presented by Davis Shows NW. This will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17th at Harvey Field and go until 10 p.m. The carnival will continue each day, from 4 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, 2 to 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Friday will have events going on from 2 to 11:30 p.m., including the Frogtastic Kids Fair, Vuelta La Luna Circus, helicopter rides, a line dancing demonstration and class, a movie, and live entertainment.

Saturday’s events start at 7 a.m. with the Kla Ha Ya Days River Run and also includes a pancake breakfast, vendor market, food court, the grand parade, a dunk tank, ice cream and pie eating contests, the talent show for adults 18 and over, and live entertainment. Sunday activities start at 11 a.m. and include a salmon bake, the talent show finale, the Show and Shine Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show, live entertainment, and the awards presentation. This is only a small sampling. Everyone is invited to read more and take a look at the full schedule for Kla Ha Ya Days


July 8, 2019

Everyone Living in Lake Stevens Enjoys a Night out at Nacho Family Mexican Restaurant

People living in Lake Stevens enjoy Mexican food.There are many great restaurants available to those living in Lake Stevens. A local favorite is Nacho Family Mexican Restaurant, in business since 2011. Located at 526 91st Ave. NE in Lake Stevens, this restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. People keep coming back because of the great food, cozy atmosphere, and the fact that the staff treats everyone like family. The service is prompt and friendly and the prices are reasonable. The entire menu is also homemade, setting this restaurant apart from others.

Start off your meal with some tasty chips and salsa. Food options include regular dishes found at Mexican restaurants, but also includes some more authentic options. Enjoy tacos, enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, carne asada, mulcajete, shrimp cocktail, skirt steak, margaritas, horchata, and much more. Order your favorite or try something new each time. Finish off the meal with dessert if you have room. Try the churros that have been stuffed with caramel sauce, drizzled with icing, and served with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. They are to die for.

All living in Lake Stevens are invited to keep Nacho Family Mexican Restaurant in mind for Taco Tuesday. Watch the calendar for other events as well, including karaoke for children and adults. This is also a fun place to celebrate a special occasion or to treat the office to a great meal. Come for a birthday and get to wear the big sombrero. For an added value, come during happy hour to find great deals. Stop in with coworkers on your way home or meet friends to celebrate the end of another day. Find more details about this restaurant and watch for upcoming events on Facebook


July 3, 2019

Kids from Snohomish Real Estate Have a Blast with the Explore Summer Program

Kids from Snohomish real estate go to the library.The Explore Summer reading program is in full swing and has much to offer those living in Snohomish real estate. There are chances to earn prizes and a variety of special events going on at the Snohomish Library and at other libraries in the area. Attending these events are great ways to keep kids active and engaged during the summer months. Here is a look at the Explore Summer events happening in July at the Snohomish Library.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 the Snohomish Library will host two sessions of Minecraft Build Challenge. The first session is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the second session is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both time slots are geared toward elementary and middle tween aged children. All who attend can work together or alone to create a Minecraft structure.

Wednesday, July 17th, preschoolers through middle tweens are invited to Alienology from 3 to 4 p.m. Participants will be able to look at evidence and use their imaginations to think about if life does exist on other planets. If it does exist, what does it look like?

Friday, July 26th, 2019, Blast Off! - with Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This event is for preschoolers through middle tweens. Participants will learn about the secrets of the universe through song and dance.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, the Snohomish Library will host Magician Rick Anderson: Reading is Magic! This event will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. for elementary early learners through teens. This entertaining magician will amaze and astound the audience.

While at the library, grab some books and movies to take back to your Snohomish real estate. Visit Snohomish Branch Library to view the full calendar of library events for July and also check out August to see what is coming up. 


July 1, 2019

Enjoy Live Music Near Your Monroe Home at Music in the Park This Month

Hear live music near your Monroe home at Lake Tye ParkGet everyone out of your Monroe home and out enjoying music in the cool summer breeze. Music in the Park is happening four Fridays in July at Lake Tye Park. Food trucks will be at the park starting at 6:30 p.m. Take a night off from cooking at your Monroe home and grab dinner before the concert. The beer garden also opens at 6:30 p.m. and the music is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. This is a fun family friendly event and a great way to make lasting summer memories. The concerts are presented by the City of Monroe and the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Here is a look at the schedule.

Friday, July 5th will feature The Michelle Taylor Band. Come to hear Michelle’s amazing voice and get your groove on.

Friday, July 12th will feature Creme Tangerine, a group that loves to perform music of the Beatles and other classic rock/pop groups.

Friday, July 19th will feature Jessica Lynne, a country artist and songwriter. She lights up every stage she performs on and has opened for some major country stars.

Friday, July 26th will feature The Machine, who know how to entertain the crowd with party and dance music.

Start the summer fun on July 5th with Yummy Box food truck. Munch on their delicious Asian fusion street foods and settle in for a great show. Come a little early and let the kids run around on the playground, take a little walk, throw around a frisbee, and unwind from a busy week. Lake Tye Park is located at 14964 Fryelands Boulevard in Monroe. It is a beautiful park that is very popular for water activities and community events. Find out more details about this concert series by following the Facebook event page. You’ll also find links to more events coming soon to the area! 


June 26, 2019

Garden Enthusiasts who Own Snohomish Property Go on the Garden Tour

Explore gardens on Snohomish property.Get some great ideas for landscaping for your Snohomish property and support the beautification of downtown by going on the Snohomish Garden Tour. This event will take place on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 from noon to 5 p.m. Travel around the area viewing private gardens. Ticket holders can view the gardens in any order and it is a self-guided tour. View gardens in the city as well as six rural gardens. Please be courteous to homeowners and do not ask to use their facilities. The program included with tickets will list nearby restrooms.

Get your tickets at a discount from the Snohomish Garden Club’s website. They are $12 each on the site. Purchase them for $15 at Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville, Molback’s in Woodinville, McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery, or McDaniel’s Do It Center. Tickets will also be available on the day of the event at the Snohomish Senior Center, located at 506 4th Street, and at McDaniel’s Do It Center. The proceeds of this event will benefit the First Avenue hanging flower baskets to adorn downtown. 

While viewing the gardens, appreciating nature’s beauty, and getting ideas for your own Snohomish property, also enjoy a musician and artists. Members of The Roaming Artists of Camano Island will be hard at work in the gardens. The artists enjoy traveling around and finding inspiration from the outdoors. Some artwork will also be available for purchase. At garden number six, take a little time to enjoy live music from Javier Anderson. He is a Seattle based artist who is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and recording artist and will be performing from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring a notebook and a pen to jot down some ideas for your yard, as well as snacks and water. It is sure to be a pleasant afternoon full of inspiration.


June 24, 2019

Thrifters Living in Monroe Love the Rusty Relics Vintage Market

Everyone living in Monroe goes to the vintage market.Everyone living in Monroe and in the surrounding area is invited to Rusty Relics Vintage Market. Shop June 28th and 29th at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds Events Center. Event hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A Friday VIP ticket is available for $15 and includes the chance to shop both days. The VIP evening also includes a raffle every hour, snacks, drinks, and the chance to see all of the products first. General admission for Saturday only is $8. Kids 12 and under can get in for free. Parking is free as well.

Find some amazing items for your home, gifts for loved ones, and unique items. Categories represented at the show include handmade, vintage, repurposed, and antique. Only true vintage items or handmade products will be available, the staff makes sure of that. Walk around and check out more than 120 booths and more than 85 vendors. In addition to the vintage and handmade items, there will also be music, food, and an espresso stand.

Anyone living in Monroe of the surrounding area that would like to be a vendor needs to apply. Booth spaces will be taped out, vendors will need to provide everything needed for the booth. Each vendor will also be responsible for set up and tear down of their booth. All vendors are invited to the vendor appreciation breakfast on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. This is a great chance to get to know event organizers and other vendors.

Find the vendor application, more information, and a list of vendors at Rusty Relics Vintage Market. There is also a gallery of pictures to look at to get an idea of what to expect at the market. Who knows what treasures you will find when walking around the market.