Guns panel: “Reducing Gun Violence in Washington: A Moral Imperative” is a panel discussion set for 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. Sponsored by the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church. Panelists will include parents who recently relocated from Newtown, Conn. More info: 206-437-2663.
Plant and trunk sale: Mountain View Presbyterian Church hosts a two-in-one event to draw green thumbs and treasure hunters alike. The public is invited to attend a plant and trunk sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 at 5115 100th St. in Marysville. All proceeds benefit work teams headed this summer for Mexico and northern France. More info: Stephanie Clark at Mountain View: 360-659-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity auction: “Moving Ahead to Serve Our Community,” a dinner and silent auction, is set for 5 p.m. April 13 at Zion Lutheran Church’s Parish Hall, 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. Dinner proceeds benefit the Snohomish Special Services Shuttle; auction proceeds benefit the Snohomish Community Kitchen. Suggested donations are $10 or $25 per family, or $8 or $20 if paid before the event. More info: 360-568-2700.
Missions auction: Mountain View Presbyterian Church holds its Charity Auction and Dessert at 6 p.m. April 13. The church is at 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. Proceeds benefit the missions fund. Tickets are $10, $20 per family (up to four people). More info: Stephanie Clark at 360-659-7777.
Sikhism birthday: Gurudwara Sikh Centre of Seattle celebrates Baisakhi Day April 14 at 20412 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. More info: sikhcentreofseattle.org.
Organ concert: Halden Toy, 18, will perform on pipe organ and harpsichord, 6 p.m. April 14 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2631 Hoyt Ave. Toy has performed for national audiences and this is the last opportunity for the local public to hear him play before he leaves for college. An offering will be taken. Reception to follow. More info: 425-252-3757.
Marriage conference: Northshore Christian Church hosts The Art of Marriage Conference, 7-9:30 p.m. April 19 and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 20, at 5700 23rd Drive W., Everett. Cost is $60 per couple and includes conference materials, food and beverages. More info: www.northshorechristian.org.
Cancer fundraiser: Shopping Out Cancer, a spring gift show to benefit the American Cancer Society, is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20 at Beautiful Savior Church, 12810 35th Ave. SE, Everett. Over 6,000 square feet of vendor booths, 20 raffles, Zumba demonstrations and more. More info: 360-386-8088.
Earth Day: Edmonds United Methodist Church focuses on alternative transportation with Kurt Hoelting, author of “The Circumference of Home,” with services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Hoelting also will show slides during a transportation expo, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The church is at 828 Caspers St. More info: Gayla Shoemake, 425-778-9501.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Steve Towles speaks on “A Room Called Remember” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. His lesson will discuss how not to “hang on the cross of our painful memories and transform our experiences.” More info: 425-258-2244.
Unity teachings: A special Monday night class series, “A Deeper Look at Unity Teachings,” continues at Everett Unity Church by Jack and Angela Eckrem, licensed Unity teachers, 7-8:30 p.m. through April 22. Come to one or more classes; the series started March 11. Attendees will learn “spiritual tools” like affirmative prayer, chants, mantras, visualizations and more. Everett Center for Positive Living is at 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244.
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.
Torah studies: A new series starts with “To Carry Another’s Load: A Primer on Empathetic Leadership,” 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 10. Cost is $10 per class, or $54 for the entire 11-week course series (includes workbook). Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811, jewishsnohomish.com.
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.
free meals, clothing
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.
Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing available 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. 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.
Snohomish community kitchen at St. John’s: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the church at 913 Second Ave. 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 free 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., Everett. More info: 425-252-9191.
Meals in Everett: Gold Creek Community Church hosts a free hot meal and provides sack lunches, 4-5 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month in the parking lot of Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes available some days.
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 Church free community meals: Dinners are held 5-6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Lunches are held noon to 1 p.m., with a social hour following until 2 p.m., the fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone who needs a hot meal and conversation is welcome. Referrals to other community services are also available. Faith Lutheran is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett. More info: 425-353-4758.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6 p.m. Wednesdays with worship following at 7 p.m. From Feb. 20 to March 20, the dinners will be held at Faith Lutheran church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Zion Lutheran Church is at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1429 or www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: Noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
Salvation Army of Everett 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 at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. More info: 425-672-8044.
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