Women for Women fundraiser: Advocates for Women of Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church will host a dinner 5-7 p.m. Sunday to benefit Women for Women International. Dinner will feature dishes from Iran, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo, where the organization works with war survivors. For information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buddhist center open house: Chagdud Gonpa Amrita, a Buddhist center in Edmonds, will host a free open house, to welcome Year of the Water Dragon, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at 9653 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, on second floor. 206-546-8095.
Benefit for family: A fundraiser to help pay medical expenses for Dean Schoknecht is scheduled noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church’s Parish Hall, 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. There will be music and a menu of ham, meatless lasagna, vegetables and strawberry shortcake. Suggested donation $10 per person, $25 per family. Schoknecht was injured in a fall from a horse. Donations, payable to Zion Lutheran Church designated “for Dean,” may also be mailed to the church. 425-338-0952 or 360-668-6516.
Adult Purim Karaoke Night fundraiser: 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 17, Weyerhaeuser Room, Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave. The party is for members and friends of Everett’s Temple Beth Or. The Jewish Festival of Purim celebrates the Book of Esther, in which Jews are saved by Queen Esther and her wise Uncle Mordechai versus the evil Haman. The festival celebrates survival and joy. Costumes encouraged.
Christian Science talk: Chet Manchester, a Christian Science healer, will speak on the topic “Let Love Lead: find your path in life and work” 2 to 3 p.m. today at First Church of Christ Scientist, 1718 Broadway, Everett. Talk will include perspective on Mary Baker Eddy’s book “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.” All are welcome.
African Children’s Choir: will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Snohomish High School PAC, 1316 Fifth St., Snohomish. Donations help children in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Rwanda, Nigeria and Ghana.
Concert to help orphans: A Concert for the Value of Human Life: Remembering Six Million Ophans in Ethiopia will be 4 p.m. March 17 at Mountain View Community Church, 12033 Seattle Hill Road, Snohomish. Featured will be Sonus Boreal, a women’s choir, Reflections School of Dance, stories of an orphan and poetry. Free, but offering will be taken for Youth With a Mission to buy food and baby formula for an orphanage in Ethiopia.
Disaster readiness: B-Ready North County is scheduled 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 17 at Jake’s House Prayer and Worship Center, 18824 Smokey Pt. Blvd., Arlington. Michael Lienau, Pat Hamman and Shahram Hadian will talk about preparing for disasters as well as church partnerships for regional response. Event free, but free-will offering will be taken. Information: 360-652-1941.
Auditorium dedication: Marysville’s 92nd Street Church of Christ will dedicate its new auditorium building on March 18. Dedication Sunday begins with 9:30 a.m. March 18 with Bible study, followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. A catered dinner will follow the service. A 2 p.m. hymn sing will be followed by the dedication program at 3 p.m. There will be refreshments and tours. Church is at 4226 92nd St., just off State Avenue, Marysville. Dinner rsvp: 360-658-2578. Information: www.92ndstchurchofchrist.org.
Snohomish County Prayer Breakfast: Annual Good Friday breakfast sponsored by the YMCA of Snohomish County is scheduled for 6:45-8:30 a.m. April 6 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Everett’s Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. Keynote speaker will be Earl Palmer, a minister for 50 years who served most recently at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Tickets or information: 425 374 5712 or email@example.com. To register online: www.ymca-snoco.org/pb.
Auction for mission trips: Marysville United Methodist Church will hold its annual auction 6-9 p.m. April 13 to help pay for junior high youth group’s Learning and Serving Together mission trip to Oregon in June. Admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door; includes jambalaya buffet dinner, desserts, music and fellowship. For tickets or to donate: 425-390-4309 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible adventure: Zapped-Vaction Bible Adventure for elementary school students is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon July 16-20 at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds. Registration information: 425-775-2776.
Living Interfaith: Two services are planned for March at Living Interfaith Church, which meets at 11 a.m. alternate Sundays in the Alderwood Middle School cafeteria, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Sunday’s theme is “Spiritual Pitfalls of the Messala Complex,” the idea is that there are only two alternatives, the polarization affecting politics, religion and relationships. March 25 theme is “But Do we Dance?” and will explore the difference between rushing through life and fully living. Noon potluck follows services.
Lenten series: “Feasting on the Word,” a Lenten series, will be at Everett’s First Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 4. A simple meal at 6:30 p.m. in Westminster Hall will be followed by teaching, worship and prayer ending at 8 p.m. Church is at 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
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: Community dinners served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There are no more Thursday meals. The church is at 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-9191.
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 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. 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.
Free community lunch: Noon to 1 p.m. with social hour from 1 to 2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month. Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. 425-353-4758.
Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. every Friday 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.
Salt of the Earth Food Bank: 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. 425-355-1042.
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., Snohomish. 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of every month at 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. 360-794-7749. Donations of new and gently used clothing accepted during open hours or by arrangement. SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.