Church and faith calendar
Northwest Choralons: Everett's New Beginnings Church will present a performance by the Northwest Choralons choir at 10 a.m. Feb. 5. The choir, which tours four months of the year, includes more than more 100 singers and a full band. It is directed by Brenda Rasmussen, a Northwest University graduate who also studied music at the University of Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Canada. There will be music, scripture and testimony during the group's ministry. New Beginnings Church is at 2531 Oakes Ave., Everett. Information: 425-252-6244.
First Full Moon: The first full moon of the Lunar New Year will be celebrated on Feb. 5 at the Dia Tang Temple, a Buddhist temple in Lynnwood. The temple, open to the public only for special ceremonies, will open at 9 a.m. Feb. 5. The day's schedule includes: dragon dance at 11:30 a.m., Medicine Sutra reading and candle offering from noon to 12:30 p.m. followed by a blessing ceremony, and a vegetarian lunch at 1 p.m. The Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, began Jan. 23. The Temple is at 1705 Filbert Rd., Lynnwood. Information: http://diatangtemple.org.
Temple Beth Or: An annual Tu B'Shevat celebration of the Jewish new year that recognizes trees will be Feb. 7 at Everett's Temple Beth Or. The temple membership committee will host a community dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the Seder will begin at 7 p.m. Temple Beth Or is at 3215 Lombard Ave., Everett. Information: www.TempleBethOr.org.
Catholic school open house: Immaculate Conception & Our Lady of Perpetual Help School will hold an open house for prospective students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the school, 2508 Hoyt Ave. in Everett.
Spaghetti dinner: Everett's Immaculate Conception & Our Lady of Perpetual Help School will host a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. in Mattie Hall, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2501 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Tickets $7 per person or $25 per family.
Zion Lutheran School: An open house for families interested in Zion Lutheran School will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the school, 3923 103rd Ave. SE, Lake Stevens. The private Christian school offers preschool through eighth-grade education. Information: 425-334-5064 or www.zionls.org.
Valentine recital: Mukilteo Presbyterian Church will host a Snohomish County Music Teachers' Association student "Valentine" recital at 2 p.m. Feb. 11. The event is free and open to the public. The church is at 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo.
Catholic Daughters tea: Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Rita's Court will hold its Vintage Bridal Fashion Show, Silent Auction and Afternoon Tea at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. Doors open for silent auction at 11 a.m., tea served at noon. The event supports the group's charities. Information: 425-338-0779.
Marriage on the Rock: A Marriage on the Rock Seminar presented by Jimmy and Karen Evans, founders of the Texas-based television ministry MarriageToday, will be simulcast at Arlington's Bryant Community Church Feb. 10-11. The event, open to the public, will cost $15 per person. The programs are 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 11. Bryant Community Church is at 26830 53rd Ave. NE, Arlington. To register: 360-435-8311 or email: email@example.com.
Marriage Encounter: Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood hosts Marriage Encounter retreats for married couples of all ages. The events, Friday evenings through Sundays, cost is $389 per couple. Sessions are scheduled for March 23-25 and Oct. 26-28. For information and registration, call Warm Beach Camp: 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. Feb. 9 at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek. The theme is "A Valentine's Day Tea." Guest speaker is Judi Hine, of Golden, Colo., with the topic "My Plans for Mr. Right Were Wrong!" Amy Lawrence, owner of An Afternoon to Remember, will share table decor, scones, molding sugars and cookbooks. The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington seeks donations of educational, art, music and journaling materials at the event. Luncheon $22; for reservations call Connie at 425-774-4571. Sponsored by Mill Creek Women's Connection & Stonecroft Ministries, luncheons also are scheduled for 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
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 meal change: Community dinners served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There are no more Thursday meals. The church is at 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-9191.
Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-259-7139.
Dinner Bell Outreach: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-252-7224.
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.
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.
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 Road 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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