Recorder ensemble: A new musical group for people who play or are interested in learning to play the recorder begins 11 a.m.-noon today at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W. The group will meet three or four Saturdays to learn basics, then switch to every third Saturday on its way to being a beginning woodwind ensemble. Bring your recorder; some extras available. More info: John Bumanglag at email@example.com.
Bethany Hymn Sing: Join Pastor Terry Ollar and the Hymn Sing Orchestra and Singers for a night of singing favorite gospel hymns, 6 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. Seating is first come, first served. Dessert social following.
Benefit concert: Because of the Brave II, a benefit concert for Operation Xtreme at CRISTA Camps, is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Operation Xtreme offers school-aged military children the opportunity to spend a week at summer camp. North Sound Church sponsors the concert, which features the Mosaic Arts Northwest Choir and Orchestra. Tickets are $12. More info: 425-275-9595, edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Lecture: Stephen C. Meyer lectures at Chabad of Snohomish County on the topic of his New York Times best-seller “Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design,” 7:30 p.m. May 20. The Chabad Jewish Center is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. Light refreshments. Suggested donation is $10.
Day of Recollection: Fr. James Zakowicz will speak on St. Teresa of Jesus' course “The Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions,” 10 a.m.-noon May 24 at the Carmelite Institute of Spirituality, St. Teresa House, 27008 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Bring a sack lunch. Coffee and tea provided. More info: 360-629-4032.
Vespers and Singspiration: A special vesper's program followed by a concert in song and word will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at Cedarhome Seventh-day Adventist Church, 28508 68th Ave. NW, Stanwood. There also will be a showing of “The Loveseat of Heaven.” Light refreshments to follow. More info: 360-629-2441.
Spirit of Grace: The Rev. Darryn Hewson gives the message “Heritage,” 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 sermon, “You Gotta Serve Somebody,” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. This is Volunteer Appreciation Sunday with a reception following the service. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Unity Lynnwood: Guest speaker the Rev. Christina Lee presents the message this Sunday. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m.at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
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, jewishsnohomish.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 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 meals, Faith Lutheran: 5-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett.
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.
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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