A Taste of Mardi Gras: A pre-Lenten Mardi Gras fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina, 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18, $7.50, $3 ages 12 and younger, St. Philips Episcopal Church, 4312 84th St. NE, Marysville; 360-659-1727.
Gospel music jam session: Bluegrass and folk musicians, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Snohomish Church of the Nazarene, 1017 13th St., Snohomish; 360-568-2512.
Lighthouse Meeting: Ages 13 to 18 meet at 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; all ages meet at 10 a.m. Sundays. Upper Room Fellowship &Washington Bible Institute, 2730-A Hoyt Ave., Everett; 360-659-8874.
Heaven by Northwest: Benefit concert for Malawi, Africa, featuring music by Marysville Marimba Ensemble and Heaven by Northwest, 7 p.m. Feb. 24, $5, Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2517 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-349-7014.
Pre-Lenten Retreat: “Committing to Christ in an Atheist Communist Society,” with Danut Suciu, a pastor in Romania, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25, vesper service at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, $15. Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 19421 Ashworth Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-542-1391.
Mission trip benefit dinner and dance: Live music by “Bob,” New Orleans-style food, door prizes and gift basket raffle, 6 p.m. Feb. 25, $20, $35 couple, St. Michael’s Parish, 1512 Pine Ave., Snohomish; 360-568-9660.
World Day of Prayer: International event, “Signs of the Times,” led by women from South County churches, 10 a.m. reception, 10:30 a.m. March 3, Second Baptist Church, 2801 Virginia St., Everett; 425-259-6545.
World Day of Prayer: International event, “Signs of the Times,” led by women from South County churches, 10 a.m. March 3, Edmonds united Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds; 425-640-9433.
Men’s Advance: Men’s conference, March 3 through 5, Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; 800-228-6724, www.warmbeach.com.
Welsh St. David’s Day Celebration: Patron saint of Wales, celebration features music, song and poetry, 2:30 p.m. March 5, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St., Seattle; 206-524-0854.
Henry Cloud: The author addresses character integrity via satellite on CNN, noon to 2 p.m. March 7, Faith Community Church, 10220 238th St. SW, Edmonds; 206-542-8883.
Rosh Chodesh group: A celebration of women and the new moon for Jewish women who have experienced abuse by an intimate partner, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 12, confidential location; 206-461-3240.
Engaged/Pre-engaged Encounter: March 17 through 19, Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; 800-228-6724, www.warmbeach.com.
Features editorial assistant Tanya Sampson can be contacted at 425-339-3479 or email@example.com. The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206. Fax 425-339-3469. Event information will not be taken over the phone. Deadline is noon Wednesday.