"A Midsummer's Ice Cream:" is the theme of an ice cream social from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday. It will be hosted by Trinity Lutheran College for neighbors of the downtown Everett campus. There will be ice cream and live music, open-mic style, for all who come to the ground floor of the college at 2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett. The school is affiliated with local churches, but organizers did not plan sermons or praise songs for the event. Sponsored by the Emmaus Community, it is meant to be a welcoming event for the entire community.
Bluegrass band: Bryant Community Church in Arlington will host the Pearce Family Bluegrass Band at its 11 a.m. service Sunday. The band, formed in 1986, will lead the service. Doub Pearce has performed and recorded as a bass player with artists including Gary Puckett and the late Johnny Cash. The group has two CDs, "Not for Sale" and "Guilty," and band members credit their talents to God. An offering will be taken. The church is at 26830 53rd Ave. NE, Arlington. Information: www.bryantcc.org or 360-435-8311.
Free piano concert: A free piano concert featuring John Nilsen is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Everett, 2936 Rockefeller Ave.
Torah Studies: Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County will present classes from a Torah Studies program developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. All classes except Sept. 19 are at 7:30 p.m. Classes include: "Koshering Our Characters," July 18; "Opportunity in Disguise," July 25; "The Jewish Festival of Love," Aug. 1; "Homeland or Holy Land," Aug. 8; "Too Much of a Good Thing," Aug. 15; "Justice and Compassion," Aug. 22; "Firstborn Rights," Aug. 29; "Kosher Pride," Sept. 5; "A Sword in the Bedroom," Sept. 12; "Just One More Second Chance," 8 p.m. Sept. 19; "The Pursuit of Happiness," Sept. 27. To register online: www.jewishsnohomish.com/templates/section_cdo/aid/1891181/jewish/JLI-Torah-Studies.htm. The Chabad Center is at 7813 218th St. SW, Suite 52, Edmonds. Information: 718-730-3375.
Minister from Costa Rica: The Rev. Juan Erique Toro will speak 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living. Saturday's event, a workshop titled "What Could We Possibly Want that Forgiveness Does Not Give?" will be in the church's downstairs social hall. Toro once worked as an electrical engineer in Alaska. He has been involved in spiritual tourism in Costa Rica and represented the Association of Unity Churches at the Parliament of World Religions. The church is at 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-258-2244.
Community Worship Service: First Baptist Church of Everett hosts a Community Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month in the main worship center, 1616 Pacific Ave. Music provided by the Rev. John Sinkevitch. On Friday, First Baptist Church pastor Brian Harpell will speak. On Aug. 17, the guest speaker will be the Rev. Fred Prinzing. For more information, go to www.fbc-everett.org or call 425-259-9166.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a Christ-based recovery group at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Meetings open to all who need healing from hurts and habits. 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS
"Splash In God's Word" is the theme of a vacation Bible school 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church of North Lakewood. The Bible school is free. Registration is 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. July 16. Children pre-school age through entering sixth grade welcome. The church is one mile west of Exit 206 from I-5, at 1424 172nd St NE, Marysville. Information: 360-652-9545.
Bible school in Snohomish: Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish will hold a vacation Bible school called "Amazing Desert Journey" 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday. Children ages 4 through completed seventh grade are welcome. The school is free. Church is at 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. To register online: www.zionsno.ctsmemberconnect.net.
Mega Sports Camp: View Ridge Community Church is sponsoring a free Mega Sports Camp at 9 a.m. July 23-July 27 at Madison Elementary School, 616 Pecks Dr., Everett. The camp is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade interested in basketball, baseball, soccer or cheer leading. There will be snacks and music daily. Information or to register: www.vrcc.tv or 425-252-2188.
"Amazing Desert Journey:" free vacation Bible school for children ages 3 to 12 will be held 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6-Aug. 10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2521 Lombard Ave., Everett. Register online at www.immanueleverett.org or call 425-252-7038.
FREE MEALS, CLOTHES
Salt of the Earth Soup Kitchen: 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. Volunteers, able to lift 50 pounds and use stairs, are needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean up. A box truck, the size of a U-Haul truck, is needed to pick up food for food banks. Contact Sandra, 425-355-1042.
The Open Table: Marysville United Methodist Church hosts a free community lunch 1 to 2:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Church is at 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville. To volunteer or donate, call 360-659-8521.
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.
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: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. For more information, call 425-252-1429 or go to 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.
Faith Lutheran Church free community lunch: Noon to 1 p.m., social hour 1 to 2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month, Faith Lutheran, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. 425-353-4758.
Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
The Table free community dinner: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. 360-659-0445.
Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
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. 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of every month, 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.
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