Tea and fashion show: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Rita, presents an Edwardian Era Fashion Show, including an afternoon tea and silent auction inspired by “Downton Abbey.” Doors open at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. Tea is served at noon. Tickets are $20. More info: 425-337-3077 or email@example.com.
Concert: The Incandescent performs an all-ages show at 7 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Everett, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. Tickets are $10 via http://holdmyticket.com/event/131625 or $15 at the door. More info: 425-259-7139.
Choral concert: Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood hosts the Mead High School concert choir and jazz choir from Spokane under the direction of Michael Saccomanno for a free concert, “All That Hath Life and Breath,” 7:30 p.m. today. A wide variety of music will be presented, including choral anthems. The church is at 6215 196th St. SW.
Percussion Ensemble: The Cascade Percussion Ensemble performs at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. The ensemble, including marimbas and more, is under the direction of Ian Alvarez of the Edmonds area.
Interactive Concert: Native American chants and drumming with master teacher Tom Martin, 7 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church in Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Blvd. More info: 425-741-7172.
Community dinner: Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road in Everett, holds an extra dinner this month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. No service, just food and fun. The dinner is free. Everyone is welcome. More info: 425-971-0402.
Day of Prayer: The Stanwood-Camano Observance of National Day of Prayer will be held 12-1 p.m. Thursday at the Haggen parking lot, 26603 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Residents from Stanwood, Camano Island and surrounding communities are urged to join in praise and worship, fellowship, and prayer on the theme “Pray for America.” More info: 360-387-4874.
Your Neighbor’s Faith: A special series on Thursday evenings begins at 7 p.m. May 2 at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Coming weeks include presentations on Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian and Baptist faiths. All are welcome to attend, listen, learn and meet new friends. Refreshments. More info: 425-252-8855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School play: Grace Academy’s drama department presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” 7 p.m. May 2-4. The school is at 8521 67th Ave NE, Marysville.
Women’s retreat: Warm Beach Camp’s Refresh women’s event is set for May 3-5 on the grounds at 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Karen Mains is the keynote speaker. Activities include workshops and recreation. More info: 360-652-7575, 800-228-6724 or www.warmbeach.com.
Quilt show: The women’s group at Immaculate Conception Church in Arlington plans a quilt show, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 4. The church is at 1200 E. Fifth St. There will be quilts from local artists, raffles and quilt sales. Cathy Callan is the featured artist. Admission is $5 and includes refreshments. Proceeds will help reduce the debt on the newer part of the church building.
Chorale benefit: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church hosts the Sno-King Chorale for a benefit concert at 7 p.m. May 4 at 27201 99th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Admission is by donation with all proceeds benefiting Boscovet Project, an outreach of the church that works to empower impoverished Kenyan families. Desserts and raffles, and sales of soapstone items also are planned.
Benefit dance: Reflections School of Dance and Youth Unlimited sponsor a benefit dance performance, 7:30 p.m. May 4 at the PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St. in Everett. Admission is a suggested $15 donation. Donations will benefit a Ugandan dance program, clean-water projects in Ethiopia, local dance scholarships and a local dance outreach program. More info: 425-338-9056.
Young Life fundraiser: The 2013 West Snohomish County Young Life Dinner and Auction in Everett is set for 5 p.m. May 4 at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive, Everett. RSVP at www.westsnoco.younglife.org. The Western-theme event includes dinner made by a gourmet chef and an auction of more than 250 items, including vacation cabins, golf, fishing trips, patio furniture, experiences, software, gift baskets, trips, a hot tub, and more. Tickets are $50. More info: 425-407-8218.
Guatemala program: Learn more about the local nonprofit Hands for Peacemaking Foundation at a special program following the 10:30 a.m. service May 5 at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Executive Director Pete Kinch and others will share their experience of working with poor families in the country.
Torah workshop: “The Torah Factory,” a pre-Shavuos workshop, will be held at 2 p.m. May 5 at Chabad of Snohomish County, 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. Learn about the making of a Torah and experience writing it with a quill and parchment. Suggested donation is $10. All are welcome. More info: 425-640-2811.
Benefit concert: Because of the Brave, a benefit concert that will help send 500 military kids to Operation Xtreme at Crista Camps this summer, will be presented at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. The Mosaic Arts Northwest Choir and Orchestra will play Americana, jazz, bluegrass and gospel music. Veterans and active military are encouraged to come in uniform. Tickets are $12 and available at the ECA box office (425-275-9595) or at edmondscenterforthearts.org.
School auction: Oak Harbor Christian School invites the community to its annual spring dinner and auction, starting at 5:30 p.m. May 10. The dinner, entertainment, and silent and live auctions will take place at the Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $35. Reservations are due May 8. More info: 360-675-2831.
Art sale: Hope for the Children of Africa hosts an exhibition and sale of oil paintings by popular African artist George Kahilu Manika, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10-11 at Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Drive NW. Sales benefit the Jamaa Letu Orphanages in Democratic Republic of Congo. More info on the artist: georgekahiluartist.wordpress.com.
Refiner’s Fire concert: A mix of jazz, folk, country, blues, contemporary worship and Southern gospel played on brass, piano, guitar, bass and ukulele will be presented at 7 p.m. May 10 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Admission is free (a free will offering will be taken). More info: 425-252-3757.
Women’s lunch: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Reservations are due May 10. Contact Connie at 425-774-4571 or email@example.com. Cost is $22. Speaker Jeannie Bargen shares “The Joys and Jolts of Genuine Friendship.”
Unity Everett: Garland Landrith speaks on “Quantum Miracles” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. Landrith appeared in the movie “What the Bleep” which presented research showing the connection between quantum physics and the spiritual experience. He will also be teaching a two-day class on this subject (see Class section below). More info: 425-258-2244.
Living Interfaith: “Honoring Flower Communion,” a Unitarian tradition, will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Living Interfaith Church, a fitting postscript to Earth Day. All are asked to bring a flower to the service. The church meets at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: LivingInterfaith@Frontier.com.
Quantum miracles: Garland Landrith, who finds spirituality through quantum physics, offers a two-day class, “Manifest the Life of Your Dreams,” 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244.
Torah studies: “Footprints in the Sand: Maintaining Relationships Through Thick and Thin” is the topic of the next Wednesday night class, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 1. Cost is $10. Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811, jewishsnohomish.com.
History of the Hebrew Scriptures: Rev. Ann Thomas presents a user-friendly way to learn about the first section of the Bible and to easily interpret Bible stories. This is a six-week class beginning May 7 at 7 p.m. at Unity Church in Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Blvd. More info: 425-741-7172.
GriefShare: Mountain View Presbyterian Church offers GriefShare, a support group aimed at helping people cope with the death of someone close. The weekly Thursday meetings, held 10 a.m. to noon, are open to the public and run through May 9. Workbooks are $15. Join any time. Registration recommended: 360-659-7777. The church is at 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. More info: www.mtvpc.org.
Independent Bible Study: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Christian Science Reading Room, 1718 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-9182.
No Disabled Souls Ministry: Anyone with special needs is welcome 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in Green Room off Henson Hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. The ministry focuses on art as a therapeutic tool. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a recovery group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to all. More info: 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
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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. More info: 360-386-9871.
Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
Community kitchen at St. John’s: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the church at 913 Second Ave., Snohomish. More info: 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. More info: 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.
The Table community dinner: 6 p.m. Thursdays at Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. More info: 360-659-0445.
Breakfast in Everett: First Covenant Church holds The Cove, a free breakfast and take-out lunch, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The church is at 4502 Rucker Ave. More info: 425-252-9191.
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 the month in the parking lot of Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave. Clothes available some days. Qualified persons also can sign up for free urgent dental care from a dental van that comes once a month. Ask Jessica for details and how to sign up.
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.
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.
Faith Lutheran community meals: The next dinner is 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. In May and June, dinners will be held 5-6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Lunches are held noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Kids activities are held. Referrals to other community services are also available. Faith Lutheran is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett. More info: 425-353-4758. Volunteers are also needed.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran: 6 p.m. Wednesdays with worship following at 7 p.m. The church is at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1429 or www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
First Nazarene lunch: Noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
First Baptist Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
Salvation Army fellowship meals: 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Recovery meetings held at 6 p.m. Mondays. The Salvation Army is at 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-8129.
Annie’s Community Kitchen: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.
Community dinner in North Creek: 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Northlake Christian Church, 19029 North Road, Bothell. More info: 425-672-8044.
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