Seattle Catholic Men’s Conference: Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain headlines this all-day conference Saturday at Saint Mary of the Valley Catholic Church, 601 Columbia St., Monroe. The conference theme is “Iron Sharpens Iron” and focuses on men’s spirituality. Registration is $40-$45 and includes lunch. More info: www.seattlemensconference.org, 360-794-8945.
Comedy concert: Unity Church in Lynnwood presents Greg Tamblyn in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. Enjoy an evening of hilarious, heartfelt musical musings and mindful mischief. A freewill offering will be taken. More info: 425-741-7172.
Open house: Chagdud Gonpa Amrita, a Buddhist center, opens its doors from 1 to 4 p.m. March 10 at Firdale Village, 9653 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Refreshments will be served. Visitors can meet center members and ask questions about Buddhist teachings and practices. More info: 206-546-8095.
Educating Afghan Girls: A benefit for Ayni Education International, featuring Executive Director Ginna Brelsford and a free Afghan dinner and forum, is planned for 5 p.m. March 10 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW. Ayni has been educating girls in Afghanistan since 2001. More info: euuc.org/a4w.
Women’s luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 14 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $22. Faith Holland from Longaberger will present “Spring Baskets, Organizing, Cooking, Memories &More.” The musical guest will be Kim Pontrello. The luncheon speaker will be Betty Barnett, sharing “From Depression to Hope.” Reservations required by March 11. More info: Connie, 425-774-4571 or email@example.com.
Israeli-Palestinian relations: Temple Beth Or’s sabbath service, 10 a.m. March 16, will feature speaker Roni Keidar, a 30-year resident of the Gaza Strip, who will share experiences from her life. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle TIPS Israel partnership. Temple Beth Or is at 3215 Lombard Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7125.
An Unforgettable Afternoon: A concert by the Northwest Gospel Jazz Band with guest artist Steve Kelly (lead singer for the band Cherry Cherry) will be held at 4 p.m. March 16 at First Baptist Church of Monroe, 17922 149th St. SE. Reflections of Dance will perform. Admission is free. Donations benefit Concerts for Food, a local effort to support adoption ministries in Ethiopia. More info: 425-335-5021, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kabbalah: Cafe Zippy in downtown Everett is looking to start a Kabbalah class. Kabbalah is taught in a student-teacher learning model. Possible meeting times include Wednesday evenings or Saturday afternoons. If interested, email CafeZippyInfo@gmail.com or call 425-303-0474 and leave your contact info.
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: The next Wednesday night class is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 6. Cost is $10 per class. The topic is “Making a Difference: Understanding the Impact of Our Actions.” Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811.
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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