Spirit of Grace bazaar: Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, formerly Everett First United Methodist Church, hosts a bazaar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Holiday offerings, homemade gifts, a bakery shop, and lunch with homemade soups, pie and coffee available. Church is at 3530 Colby Ave., Everett; enter west side of building. Proceeds benefit United Methodist Women's local mission projects. 425-259-3909.
"Santa's Workshop" bazaar: Everett United Church of Christ's Pilgrim Women's Guild hosts its holiday bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Theme is "Santa's Workshop." Free event includes photos and story time with Santa, a bake sale, crafts, holiday decor rummage sale, door prizes, and a soup lunch for a suggested donation. Event in the fellowship hall, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Proceeds benefit guild's mission work. 425-252-7224.
Veterans Thank You: First Congregational Church of Maltby will hold a special Veterans Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome at the service and for coffee and a time of thanks to veterans 12:30-2:30 p.m. Church at 21111 86th Ave SE, Snohomish. 360-668-3921 or 360-668-6011.
50th anniversary celebration: Everett's Calvary Lutheran Church, with Pastor Calvin Willard, will celebrate 50th anniversary of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC) on Sunday. Worship at 11 a.m., Sunday School at 10 a.m. The AFLC church body came out of the Lutheran Free Church started in 1897, largely by Norwegian Lutherans. In 1962, Lutheran Free Church merged with American Lutheran Church. About 50 congregations did not join, and began the AFLC. Calvary Lutheran Church was founded in 1901 in Everett. A spaghetti feed and celebration in the fellowship hall will follow service. Church at 2532 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
Asante Children's Choir: This 24-member children's choir from East Africa will perform at Arlington Free Methodist Church at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 730 E. Highland Drive, Arlington. Opportunities to donate to choir at both performances.
Chili feed: Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Rita Court No. 957 will hold its chili feed 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 8717 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. Cost is $5 per person. Event includes silent auction, raffle baskets and at 1 p.m. a short lesson in line dancing. Proceeds benefit charities the group supports. Tickets or information, call Jessica at 425-343-3204.
Holiday grief support: Marysville's Mountain View Presbyterian Church will hold a GriefShare "Surviving the Holidays" seminar 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 to help people grieving the death of a loved one. The public is welcome. Workbooks are $4. GriefShare curriculum includes video interviews with grief experts, counselors, and people who have experienced loss. Topics include "How to Manage Relationships and Social Events" and "Using the Holidays to Help You Heal." Register by calling 360-659-7777. Church is at 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. Information: www.mtvpc.org and www.griefshare.org.
Clothing drive: Bethesda Lutheran Church in Mountlake Terrace hosts a clothing drive for Clothes For Kids, a nonprofit group providing school clothes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17. Needs include new and very gently used clothing, new socks, underwear, shoes and coats for kindergarten through high school students. Church is at 23406 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace.
Holiday Bazaar: Everett's Faith Lutheran Church will hold its Holiday Bazaar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 in its Fellowship Hall. There will be handmade items, baked goods, a silent auction table, and lunch for purchase. Proceeds benefit South Everett Neighborhood Center, Bethany of the Northwest, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, Lutheran World Hunger, and Hands for Peacemaking Foundation. Church is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett.
Bazaar in Startup: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church hosts its annual Fall Bazaar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Nov. 17. There will be Christmas items, handcrafted gifts, card and jewelry making, a bake sale, and for purchase a sloppy-joe lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Church is at 36817 143rd Pl. SE, Startup. 360-793-0534.
Bazaar in Snohomish: The Bridge Church will hold its first Holiday Craft Bazaar 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17. Handmade gifts and baked goods for sale, and Bridge Brew latte stand will be open. Church is at 2500 Lake Ave., Snohomish.
A Holiday Fair: Holy Rosary Women's Association hosts A Holiday Fair, with baked goods, handcrafted gifts, household items, holiday decorations and raffle items, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nove. 17 and 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 18 in the Holy Rosary School Gym, 770 Aloha St., Edmonds.
College concert: Everett's Trinity Lutheran College Music Department will present "Song of Luke," a concert celebrating peace, at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Program features Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerry Jon Marsh, and Trinity Lutheran College Invitational Chorus, directed by Stephen MarshallWard, the college music department chairman. Soloists include soprano Peggy Kurtz, tenor Joel Cummings, and baritone Adam Schwend. Tickets: www.BenaroyaHall.org or call 206-215-4747.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Westgate Chapel in Edmonds invites community to a free Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 22, with seatings at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. Event includes a traditional homemade turkey dinner, children's crafts and gifts, family photos, and a food and clothing bank. First 150 children at 11 a.m. seating have chance to win a Kindle Fire. Drawings for Toys R Us gift certificates and prizes at all seatings. Westgate Chapel is at 22901 Edmonds Way. No reservations needed; for transportation call 425-775-2776 by Nov. 20.
Community prayer: A short community prayer gathering will be at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 30 and last Sundays of each month at Legion Memorial Park gazebo, 114 N. Olympic Ave., downtown Arlington. There will be prayer for families, young people, and against the use of illegal drugs, alcohol and violence. More info: Vicki Adams at 425-330-0585 or Kim Speed at 425-210-7573.
Food drive: The Christian Science Church, 1718 Broadway in Everett, is sponsoring a food drive now through Dec. 17 to benefit Volunteers of America Food Bank. Bring donations to the church. 425-252-9182.
November Whimsy: Living Interfaith Church will celebrate the end of elections with its 11 a.m. service Sunday in the Alderwood Middle School cafeteria. It's time to take a breath, smile and let go of stress. Celebration will include a bit of whimsy to acknowledge that diverse spiritual paths have both light and serious sides. People encouraged to bring a fun (but edible) contribution to social-hour potluck following service. Alderwood Middle School is at 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. www.livinginterfaith.org.
Unity series: The Rev. Juan Enrique Toro, of Everett's Unity Center for Positive Living, will present a Sunday series titled "Living Abundance." The aim is to focus on an inner-directed life of peace and fulfillment. Topics for the 10 a.m. Sunday services are: "The Path of Least Resistance," Nov. 11; "Circulating the Energy," Nov. 18; "The Organic Pattern of Your Life," Nov. 25. Church is at 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-258-2244.
Independent Bible Study: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Christian Science Reading Room, 1718 Broadway, Everett. 425-252-9182,
No Disabled Souls Ministry: Anyone with special needs is welcome at No Disabled Souls Ministry sessions 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of each month in Green Room off Henson Hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. Ministry focuses on art as a therapeutic tool. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Torah Studies: Chabad of Snohomish County has started new season of Torah Studies classes meeting 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Classes run through Dec. 26 at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: www.jewishsnohomish.com or call 425-640-2811.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a recovery group at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Open to all. 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
free meals, clothing
Sanctuary Ministries: provides gently used clothes 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday in its Care Center at 15533 75th St. NE, between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls. 360-386-9871.
Meals in Everett: Gold Creek Community Church hosts a free hot meal and provides sack lunches, 5-6 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of every month in the parking lot of Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes available some days.
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 needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean up. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Annie's Community Kitchen: 5-6:30 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.-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. Information: 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.
Faith Lutheran Church free community lunch: Noon-1 p.m., social hour 1-2 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: 4-6 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: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 913 Second Ave. 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 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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