Marriage Encounter: Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood will host a Marriage Encounter retreat for married couples of all ages. The event begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and ends at 5 p.m. Jan. 22. A panel of couples at the Christian camp will share advice about problem-solving and communication between husbands and wives. Cost is $389 per couple. Other Marriage Encounter sessions this year are scheduled for March 23-25 and Oct. 26-28. For more information and registration, call Warm Beach Camp at 360-652-7575 or 800-228-6724, or www.warmbeach.com.
Mill Creek Christian Women's Connection: Meets the second Thursday of each month for lunch. The next luncheon is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek. Featuring recording artist Betty Foster and speaker Marge Steel, of Bellingham, with the topic "Hidden Identity: Lost in the Crowd." Luncheon $22; for reservations call Connie at 425-774-4571. Sponsored by Mill Creek Women's Connection & Stonecroft Ministries, luncheons are also scheduled for Feb. 9, March 15, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Sept. 13, Oct, 11, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. The group does not meet in August. Information: email@example.com.
Concert in Lynnwood: Trinity Lutheran Church will present Kristen Olson, on baroque oboe, and friends, 7 p.m. Sunday, free. Church is at 6215 196th St. SW. 425-778-2159.
College choir in Lynnwood: The 49-voice Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at Lynnwood's Trinity Lutheran Church. Choirs from Edmonds Community College, Cascade High School and Mountain View High School will also perform. Concert will open with a vocal jazz performance by the Willamette Singers. The concert is free and open to the public; goodwill donations accepted. Music will include sacred and secular pieces. The Willamette Chamber Choir toured South Africa in 2004 at the invitation of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. There will be CDs available, including one with music from the South Africa tour. The church is at 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.
Parenting series: Bethany Christian Assembly in Everett will present "Have a New Kid by Friday," a parenting series on DVD conducted by psychologist and author Kevin Leman. The series will be on Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., through March 21. Bethany Christian Assembly is at 2715 Everett Ave. Information: 425-339-3303 ext 119.
Living Interfaith: The Living Interfaith nondenominational group meets twice a month at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. All services are at 11 a.m. with a potluck lunch at noon. Upcoming services: "The Turning of the Seasons" on Sunday and "Chinese New Year," covering Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist beliefs, on Jan. 22. Information: www.livinginterfaith.org.
Book group: Everett's First Presbyterian Church book discussion group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Monday of each month in the Calvin Lounge. Members of the congregation talk about books of all types. The church is at 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Information: www.firstpreschurch.com.
Chabad of Snohomish County: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Torah study with Rabbi Zevi Goldberg, 22225 100th Ave. W., Edmonds. www.jewishsnohomish.com or 425-967-3036.
Homeschooling support group: Home Oriented Meaningful Education meets at 7:15 p.m. second Tuesdays of the month at Parkridge Community Church, 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell. Information: Heidi Curnutt at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.HOME-Wa.org.
Free meals, clothes
Annie's Community Kitchen: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Avenue W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.
Everett First Covenant Church community dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month at 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-9191.
Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. 360-386-9871.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. 425-252-1429 or www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-259-7139.
Community dinner at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. 425-672-8044.
First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Free community lunch: Noon to 1 p.m. with social hour from 1 to 2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month. Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. 425-353-4758.
Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. every Friday at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
Free community dinner at The Table: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. 360-659-0445.
Free community supper: Loaves and Fishes from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
Interfaith Dinner Bell: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-252-7224.
Salt of the Earth Food Bank: Soup kitchen at noon Tuesdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free sack lunches or hot meals served to the homeless, low-income seniors and families, and kids on the street. 425-355-1042.
Salvation Army of Everett fellowship meals: 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Recovery meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays. 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-259-8129.
Snohomish community kitchen at St. John's: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 913 Second Ave., Snohomish. 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of every month at 17146 Beaton Rd. SE, Monroe. 360-794-7749. Donations of new and gently used clothing accepted during open hours or by arrangement. SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.
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