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Daffodils: The daffodils are blooming at Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens, located next to Freeborn Lutheran Church in Stanwood. Open house events to view the more than 400,000 bulbs representing 280 species are set for 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and April 12. Also featured are two log cabins; 14 Stations of the Cross; 100 samples of rambling and climbing roses; the 114-year-old church chapel; and a connecting hall featuring 27 years of Pilchuck Glass School work. Admission is free but donations are welcome. The church is at 2304 300th St. NW, Stanwood. More info: 360-629-3149.
Blumenthal talk: Jewish-American journalist Max Blumenthal talks about his book, “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel,” 12-1:30 p.m. April 10 at Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. More info: or 425-330-6095.
VBS training: An upcoming vacation Bible school training and networking event called VBS FunShop will be held at 9 a.m. April 12 at Maple Park Church in Lynnwood. Area churches that are planning to present Group Publishing’s “Weird Animals VBS” this summer will receive hands-on training as well as an opportunity to network and share ideas. Registration required. More info: or Mary McElroy at 425-743-2288.
Egg hunt, Everett: First Baptist Church in Everett offers a free Rock-n-Roll Easter egg hunt for toddlers through fifth-graders, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12 at its campus at 1616 Pacific Ave. More info: 425-259-9166.
Book signing: Humberto G. Aguilera will sign copies of his book, “Life Isn’t Fair! Start Making Things Happen,” 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 12 at Tree of Life Christian Bookstore at Seattle Premium Outlets, 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd., Suite 417, Tulalip.
Prayer breakfast: Amy Roloff, of the hit TLC reality show “Little People, Big World,” headlines the YMCA of Snohomish County’s annual Community Prayer Breakfast, 7-8:30 a.m. on Good Friday, April 18, at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena Everett. Reservations are due until sellout. The nondenominational event focuses on giving thanks and seeking guidance for the year. More info:
Egg hunt, Everett: Bethany Christian Assembly plans a candy-filled Eggstravaganza for children, 10 a.m.-noon April 19. An Easter program is followed by prizes, egg hunts, activities, inflatables, pony rides, cotton candy and popcorn, prizes and more. Everything is free. The church is at 2715 Everett Ave. More info: 425-339-3303.
Egg hunt, Lake Stevens: An egg hunt for children through fifth grade will be held 1:30-3 p.m. April 19 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens.
Auction: Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens plans an auction and dinner fundraiser April 26, with reservations due April 18. Proceeds from the silent and live auctions and catered dinner will benefit church ministries, including the Lake Stevens Food Bank, community supper, senior luncheon, Lake Stevens Family Center, and more. Tickets are $12. The church is at 2111 117th Ave. NE. More info: Pat Jackson at 425-334-7781.
New pastor: Delta Community Baptist Church plans an Installation Service for its new pastor, Garrick Pang, at 4 p.m. April 12. The church is at 2901 16th St., Everett. More info: 425-252-1782.
Lent: Trinity Lutheran Church offers Sunday Lent services at 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m., along with Lent Wednesday Worship services, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9. Sunday’s service, “The Tomb and the Wilderness of Grief,” looks at the account of Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Trinity is at 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: 425-778-2159.
Spirit of Grace: The Rev. Darryn Hewson delivers the sermon, “More Space,” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7233.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague presents the lesson, “How to BE,” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244.
Unity Lynnwood: “A New Model for Prayer” is presented by Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held on Sunday. How would our prayers change if we accepted that God doesn’t withhold? The church has two services, at 9 and 11 a.m., and meets at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
Good Friday, Marysville: 7-8:30 p.m. April 18 at Calvary Chapel Marysville, 1224B Cedar Ave. Child care available for infants through kindergarten.
Good Friday, Lake Stevens: A Tenebrae service will be held at 7 p.m. April 18 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE in Lake Stevens.
Good Friday, Lynnwood: Noon and 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. Nursery care available starting at 6:15 p.m. for ages 3 and younger.
Meetings, classes
Kabbalah: Chabad Jewish Center in Lynnwood offers “Soul Maps,” a class series that focuses on the wisdom of the Kabbalah. The six-part series continues at 7:15-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays through April 8. Cost is $10 per session. A workbook is $15. To register, go to
Meditation: Teachings and guided meditations in practical Buddhist methods for happiness will be held 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays in room 311 of the Everett Market Place Building, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Drop-ins welcome. Cost is $10, $5 for seniors, students and the unemployed. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center in Seattle. More info: 206-526-9565.
Journey with Jesus: Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help offers “Growing Together in Faith Through the Catechism” classes 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in Hensen Hall, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. Each meeting stands on its own. More info: 425-349-7014.
Torah studies: A weekly Torah class is held 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Torah is divided into 54 portions, and one portion is studied each week. No experience necessary. Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811,
River of Life: Free classes are offered at River of Life Community Church, 5218 S. Second Ave., Everett. A personal finance class, “War on Debt,” is held 12-1 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. Community garden planning sessions are at 1 p.m. the first and third Saturdays. Other classes also are available. The classes are free, but donations to the church food bank are encouraged.
GriefShare, Marysville: Mountain View Presbyterian Church hosts the support group 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 22. Registration is recommended. The 14-week series helps individuals cope with the death of someone close. Workbooks are $15. Mountain View is at 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7777,
GriefShare, Snohomish: Cross View Church hosts the support group 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in its library at 604 Ave. C E., Snohomish. Cost is $20. Scholarships available. To register or for more information, call 360-568-5886.
GriefShare, Everett: Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Drive W. in Everett, hosts this support group Tuesdays through April 14. Sessions are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care available at evening session with RSVP. More info: 425-407-1119.
Sharing the Caring: Spiritual support group meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7777 or Katie at 360-653-0167.
Independent Bible Study: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Christian Science Reading Room, 1718 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-9182.
Christian businessmen: The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America Everett chapter meets from 6-8 a.m. Wednesdays in the cafe at the Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St. More info: Tony, 206-948-7318.
Arts and crafts: Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Health holds a No Disabled Souls art class, 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Class is held in Hensen Hall’s Green Room at 2619 Cedar St., Everett. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Meals, clothing
Clothing, Clearview: A free clothing bank with clothing for men, women and children is open 10 a.m.-noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Clearview Gospel Hall, 17826 180th St. SE, Snohomish. More info: Dawn, 360-668-0836.
Clothing, Lake Stevens: Sanctuary Ministries provides gently used clothes from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays in its Care Center at 15533 75th St. NE, between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls. Limit two bags per visit. Donations of clothing, bedding and shoes welcome. More info: 360-386-9871.
Clothing, Marysville: Kloz 4 Kidz is a free clothing resource center for kids in north Snohomish County. Open three days a week. Located behind Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. NE. Call for an appointment: 360-658-1021.
Loaves and Fishes: A free community supper is offered 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
Community kitchen: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. John’s, 913 Second Ave., Snohomish. More info: 360-568-4622.
The Table: A community dinner at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. More info: 360-659-0445.
Community meal, Spirit of Grace: A free community meal is held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. The meal is followed by an informal worship time and Bible study. More info: 425-259-7233.
Community meals, Faith Lutheran: 5-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Free warm clothing also available. The ministry seeks donations of winter coats and food.
The Cove: A free breakfast and take-out lunch, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at First Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-9191.
Meals, clothes, dental: Gold Creek Community Church provides a free hot meal and sack lunches, 5-6 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes available some days. Qualified people can sign up for free urgent dental care from a dental van that comes monthly. Ask Jessica for details and how to sign up.
Salt of the Earth: Soup kitchen is open 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. Volunteers needed. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7139.
Dinner Bell Outreach: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-7224.
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