Everett Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: With a performance by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Choir, 3 p.m. Sunday at Everett’s Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave. Toyia Taylor will speak at the event supported by the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee. The event is free and open to the public.
Whidbey Island community Martin Luther King Jr. event: A “Blessed Be the Peace Makers” event will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. Free refreshments served an hour before the event in the parish hall. Speaking will be Ora Houston, a leader in the Union of Black Episcopalians. The singing of civil rights anthems and traditional African-American spirituals will be part of the service. Music minister Karl Olsen, of Freeland’s Trinity Lutheran Church, will lead the singing. There will be a free-will offering for Helping Hand; food donations also accepted.
Temple Beth Or: An annual Tu B’Shevat celebration of the Jewish new year that recognizes trees will be held the evening of Feb. 7 at Everett’s Temple Beth Or. The temple membership committee will host a community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and the Seder will begin at 7 p.m. Temple Beth Or is at 3215 Lombard Ave., Everett. Information: www.TempleBethOr.org.
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. Luncheon $22; for reservations call Connie at 425-774-4571. Sponsored by Mill Creek Women’s Connection &Stonecroft Ministries, luncheons are also 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.
First Baptist Church of Everett: will host a traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. Friday in its Worship Center. The service is open to the public as an outreach program. The Rev. John Sinkevitch will lead the worship service and teaching will be offered by Brian Harpell, senior pastor at First Baptist Church. The church is at 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
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. A “Chinese New Year” service, covering Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist beliefs, will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22. 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.
Homeschooling support group: Home Oriented Meaningful Education meets at 7:15 p.m. second Tuesdays of the month at Parkridge Community Church, 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell. Information: Heidi Curnutt at email@example.com or [URL]www.HOME-Wa.org;http://www.HOME-Wa.org[URL].
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: Starting Jan. 25, community dinners at Everett First Covenant Church will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There will be no more Thursday meals. The church is at 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-9191.
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 [/URL]www.zionlutheranofeverett.com;http://www.zionlutheranofeverett.com -->