FYI: Walk to end hunger planned Sunday

The 10th annual Snohomish Community CROP Hunger Walk begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave., Snohomish.

Walkers are collecting donations from sponsors to walk at least one mile or more than five miles in a loop around Snohomish.

Snohomish churches participating in the walk include: Snoho­mish Presbyterian, Snohomish Free Methodist, Snohomish United Methodist, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Zion Lutheran, Christ the King Lutheran, St. John’s Episcopal, The Bridge Church of Snohomish County and Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens.

Organizers hope to raise more than $10,000 to help stop hunger. A portion of the money will go to the Snohomish Community Kitchen, which serves meals to the elderly, poor and disabled every Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Snohomish. The remainder goes to programs sponsored by Church World Service.

CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Everett offers grants for the arts

Everett’s Cultural Arts Commission plans to give away $20,000 in grants to help fund artistic and cultural programs next year. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 22.

Artists and community organizations that offer arts programs and services in Everett that are open to the public are encouraged to apply.

Commissioners granted money this year for 11 programs. Grant awards are typically $2,500 or less. The 11-member volunteer arts commission is dedicated to fostering a diverse artistic and cultural program and events for the enrichment and enjoyment of all segments of the Everett community.

For more information or for an application, contact Carol Thomas, Everett cultural arts manager, at 425-257-7101 or

Mental health exams Thursday

Free and anonymous mental health checkups will be available at Providence Everett Medical Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday as part of National Depression Screening Day.

The event will be in the north lobby off 13th Street at the Colby Campus, 1321 Colby Ave., Everett. The screenings help people learn the signs and symptoms of depression. As part of the program, mental health professionals will be available to talk about symptoms.

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