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Rose Johnson, 80, is a member of the Everett Area Newcomers Club, which meets and dines once a month at Sno-Isle Tech’s student-run Le Bistro Restaurant. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Old-timers can join the Everett Area Newcomers Club

Everett group welcomes women for friendship and fun at multiple meet-ups.

 

Beat the winter blues, the flu and the tax man

1. Beat the January blues. Here are some tips from Mill Creek…

 

New sculpture at WSU-Everett is a math-focused masterpiece

Artist Paul Vexler’s “Conic Sections” showcases the circle, ellipse, parabola and hyperbola shapes.

 

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT All about birds: La Conner Birding Showcase, a gathering of birding experts, organizations and artists, is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27… Continue reading

Skippers share sea stories at Marysville speaker series

The Bellingham couple will talk about charter cruises on the historic wooden vessel they rebuilt.

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

“The Promise of Spring”: Plant sale and workshops by Northwest Perennial Alliance, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Bellevue Botanical Garden’s Aaron Education Center,… Continue reading

Parents’ deaths inspire EvCC photography teacher’s new show

Nancy Jones’ show, “Death is Nothing at All,” features eight large landscape and 15 encaustic photos.

Special film showings around Snohomish County

Diversity Film Series: The city of Edmonds’ Diversity Commission 2018 series kicks off at noon Jan. 20 with “A Stray.” Trying to outrun his bad… Continue reading

This beefy ex-cop has a delicate hobby: intricate paper-cut art

You can see Tom Sacco’s creations at the upcoming Everett Art Walk.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT Free park-ing: Washington State Parks free day is Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The other free days this year are March… Continue reading

Jim Weisenbach helps the Snohomish Conservation District get ready for the annual plant sale at the fairgrounds. Weisenbach enjoys the work as well as all the young people who participate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

PLANT SALE Snohomish Conservation District: The district’s 33rd annual Native Plant Sale is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds,… Continue reading

Jim Weisenbach helps the Snohomish Conservation District get ready for the annual plant sale at the fairgrounds. Weisenbach enjoys the work as well as all the young people who participate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Regional arts and entertainment tickets for sale

ANGEL OF THE WINDS ARENA Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Music: Jan. 27, from $20. WWE Live Road to WrestleMania: Feb. 24, from… Continue reading

Community dance events in Snohomish County

Dudes and Dolls Square Dance Club: 8 to 10:30 p.m. mainstream (rounds 7 to 8 p.m.) the second, fourth and fifth Fridays, through May at… Continue reading

Special film showings around Snohomish County

Edmonds Center for the Arts Film Cabaret Series: The programs continue Jan. 12 with “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” from 2000 and the Warren G.… Continue reading

Upcoming events for families in Snohomish County and nearby

GET OUT Winter snaps: Group trips for photography enthusiasts from expert to novice to shoot winter-inspired photos at Snoqualmie Pass. Commonwealth Creek offers many photo… Continue reading

Why is there a bitcoin ATM at this Lynnwood gas station?

And by the way, what is bitcoin? It’s cryptocurrency backed by nothing — but worth a whole lot.

Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Stanwood woman is kicking up her heels 98 pounds lighter

Lilia Smith ‘Took off Pounds Sensibly’ with the weight-loss support group TOPS.

Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Dream big, fast and grand for 2018

1. Dream home. It time to enter the annual HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, which every year teases us that the possibility of living in a… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT Plant trees: Benefit coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and a variety of wildlife for hundreds of years into the future by planting trees on… Continue reading

Jim Weisenbach helps the Snohomish Conservation District get ready for the annual plant sale at the fairgrounds. Weisenbach enjoys the work as well as all the young people who participate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

PLANT SALE Snohomish Conservation District: The district’s 33rd annual Native Plant Sale is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds,… Continue reading

Jim Weisenbach helps the Snohomish Conservation District get ready for the annual plant sale at the fairgrounds. Weisenbach enjoys the work as well as all the young people who participate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)