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CLUBS &GROUPS

Busy Bee Quilters: Meets next 12-3 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. March 20 (third Thursday) at The Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave., Snohomish. Special programs, speakers, charitable work and more. More info: www.busybeequilters.com.

Daughters of Norway, Thelma Lodge 26: Meets next at 10 a.m. March 15 (third Saturday except June through August) at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. Membership is open to women 13 years and older of Scandinavian descent or with an interest in Nordic culture. Guests are welcome.

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club: Next workshop is set for 10 a.m.-noon March 15 (third Saturday) in the meeting room of Coldwell Banker Bain, 108 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Bea Randall, Master Gardener and president of the Evergreen District of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs, presents, “So, You are Thinking of Having Chickens in Your Garden?” All are welcome. Donations accepted. More info: Janice Noe at janicenoe@comcast.net or 425-774-4991.

Emblem Club No. 366, Lynnwood: Meets next at 7:30 p.m. March 12 (second Wednesday) at the Lynnwood Elks Lodge, 6620 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Everett Area Newcomers Club: A Snohomish County club for women who are interested in making new friends. You do not need to be new to the area to join. More info: barlip@msn.com, 425-220-6727, 425-355-7489 or www.eancclub.org.

Everett Garden Club: Meets next at 10 a.m. March 12 at Memorial Community Church, 710 Pecks Drive, Everett. Program will be on recycling and worm bins. More info: 425-353-3204.

Everett Rock and Gem Club: Meets next at 7 p.m. March 18 (third Tuesday except December) at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: www.everettrockclub.com.

Everettes RV and Trailer Club: Next luncheon outing is at 1 p.m. March 12 at Bob’s Burgers and Brew, 8822 Quil Ceda Parkway, Tulalip. First RV outing of 2014 will be April 25-27 at La Conner Thousand Trails Preserve. More info: 360-629-8510 or www.oakesws.com/everettes.

Evergreen Republican Women’s Club: Meets next at 7 p.m. March 20 (third Thursday, except November and December) at Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurant, 122 128th St. SE, Everett. Optional buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. ($16 in advance). RSVP to Georgene at 425-232-3092 or evergreenrepublicanwomen@yahoo.com. More info: www.evergreenrepublicanwomen.com.

Genealogy, Arlington: The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society meets next at 1 p.m. March 11 (second Tuesday). Eric Stroschein will present on new records of the poor (Monther’s Pensions, a federal program that ran 1908-1934). The presentation is free and will be held at 730 E. Highland Drive, Arlington. The genealogical library, 215 S. French Ave. in Arlington, is open 12-4 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. More info: 360-435-4838, www.stillygen.org.

Genealogy, Lynnwood: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society’s Family Maker software focus group meets next at 10 a.m. March 11, and Scandinavian and German research groups meet next at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, March 18 (third Tuesday) at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Also, a mini seminar on “DNA and Genealogy” is set for 9 a.m.-noon March 15 at the PUD auditorium, 21018 Highway 99, Edmonds (seminar fee is $20 SIGS members, $25 non-members). For more information, call the library during open hours, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, at 425-775-6267.

Genealogy, Whidbey: Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers meets next from 1-3 p.m. March 11 (second Tuesday, except July and August) at Fire Station 25, 2720 Heller Road, Oak Harbor. Mark Burley of Burley Funeral Home will speak on finding and using records found at mortuaries, funeral chapels and more. Refreshments and drawings. More information: Ruth Hancock, 360-675-4086 or randr.hancock@frontier.com; or Gordon Garnhart at garnhart@whidbey.net.

Gold Prospectors Association of America, Everett chapter: Meets next at 7 p.m. March 14 (second Friday) at Alfy’s Pizza, 9620 19th Ave. SE, Everett. More info: Eras Gattshall, 425-263-2293.

Good Sam Club: Chapters in Snohomish and Island counties are accepting new members who enjoy RV’ing, meeting new friends and going new places. More info: kaydonna43@hotmail.com or 425-344-4916.

Good Sam Club, Single Sams of Washington chapter: Inviting all RV’ing single men and women to camp and lunch at various locations monthly. More info: msamida@gmail.com or 253-350-8921.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Meets next from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 11 (second Tuesday) at the Boys &Girls Club of Lake Stevens, 1609 E. Lakeshore Drive. Childcare is provided. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. More info: Kelli Lynn, 425-212-1919 or KelliLynnEvents@gmail.com.

Knitting group, Everett: The Knitwits and Happy Hookers meets 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday and Friday at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Yarn donations also welcome. Everything the group makes is donated to community causes. More info: Bobby Neason, 425-303-2516.

Knitting group, Mukilteo: Meets 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. All skill levels welcome. Beginners: bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.

Knitters Guild, Snohomish: Meets next from 7-9 p.m. March 11 (second Tuesday) at the Waltz Building, 116 Ave. B, Snohomish. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an impromptu knitting group, 6:30 p.m. for Knit Lab. Main program at 7 p.m. More info: www.snohomishknittersguild.org.

Lions Club, Everett Central: Meets next at noon March 12 (second and fourth Wednesdays) at Lombardi’s restaurant, 1620 W. Marine View Drive in Everett. Prospective members welcome. Please RSVP by calling Art Ruben at 425-387-9256.

M-DOG: Marysville Dog Owners Group meets next at 6:30 p.m. March 19 (third Wednesday) at Haggen Food &Pharmacy, 3711 88th St. NE. More info: Leslie Buell at 425-268-5285, labuell@frontier.com, or http://m-dog.org.

Mill Creek Seniors Club: Next potluck meeting is planned for noon March 17 (first and third Mondays) in the City Hall community room, 15728 Main St. More info: 425-357-1260.

MOMS Club: Meets next at 10 a.m. March 20 (third Thursday) in the Stilly Conference Room at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington. Moms Offering Moms Support of Arlington-Stanwood-Camano Island is a non-religious nonprofit that organizes play dates, Moms Night Out events, a baby-sitting co-op, community service projects, and more. More info: arlstanmoms@gmail.com.

Monroe Garden Club: Meets next at 12:30 p.m. today at the Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St. Pete Wolcott, master gardener, speaks on “Honey Bees: Friend or Foe?” The public is invited. More info: Dee Daly, 360-794-7036.

Monroe Historical Society: The public is invited to the annual membership meeting, 7 p.m. March 18 at the historic Healy House, 321 Hill St., Monroe. A tour of the 1909 home, now owned by Jayne Kingsley Morse, will follow a presentation about the home’s history. Refreshments will be served and all ages are welcome. More info: 360-217-2773 or www.monroehistoricalsociety.org.

Puget Sound Antique Radio Association: Meets at noon March 16 (third Sunday) at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of antique radio and wireless. More info: 425-478-3643.

Puget Sound Camera Club: Meets at 7 p.m. the second, fourth and fifth Monday of the month at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: 425-776-2442.

Puget Sound Singles: An active group of single people over age 50 who join for fun activities, such as weekly breakfasts at 9 a.m. Saturdays, as well as movie nights, car races, oldies car show, potlucks, day trips and dinner adventures. More info: 425-374-3203.

Rock and Gem Club, Marysville: Meets next 7-9 p.m. March 11 (second Tuesday, except July) at Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. NE. Nonprofit group aimed at furthering expertise and enjoyment of the lapidary and rock hounding hobby and the study of related earth sciences. Guests welcome. More info: Bill Moser at 425-238-8222 or bill-jj@comcast.net.

Rotary Club: The professional service club is active across Snohomish County. Learn more and find a local club at www.rotary.org.

Show Biz Kids 4-H: Meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. March 11 (second Tuesday) at the Horseshoe Grange, 16424 Broadway Ave., Snohomish. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade explore various areas of performing arts. More info: 360-668-6681 or 425-357-6044.

Snohomish County Republican Women’s Club: Meets next at 11 a.m. March 13 (second Thursday) at Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurant, 122 128th St. SE, Everett. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to Dorothy Yoney at 360-658-0479.

Sno-King Stamp Club: Next business meeting is 7:30-9 p.m. March 12 (second Wednesday) at Snohomish County PUD, 2320 California St., Everett. Next family night is 7-9 p.m. March 21 (third Friday) at the South County Senior Center, 220 S. Railroad Ave., Edmonds. More info: http://sno-kingstampclub.freehostia.com.

Sons of Italy, Mille Cugini Lodge: Meets next from 7-9 p.m. March 19 (third Wednesday) at the Red Barn in Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. The club celebrates and perpetuates Italian culture and heritage. Meetings conclude with a pasta dinner and raffle. More info: riccivilla@hotmail.com, www.glnw.org/millecugini.htm.

Soroptimist International Marysville: Meets next at 7 a.m. March 18 (first and third Tuesday) at Fanny’s Restaurant, 505 Cedar Ave., Suite A1, Marysville. More info: Renae, 425-971-0031.

Stanwood Area Historical Society: A big band dance featuring The Moonlight Swing Orchestra is set for 6-9 p.m. March 15 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Appetizers provided; beer and wine available for purchase. Cost is $20, or $35 per couple. Call 360-629-3074 for reservations. More info: http://sahs-fncc.org.

Toastmasters: The nonprofit club helps members improve their speaking and leadership skills. There are multiple clubs in Snohomish County. To find a local club, visit www.toastmasters.org.

Valley Spinners Guild: Meets next from 7-9 p.m. March 18 (third Tuesday) at Zion Lutheran Church, 329 Ave. A, Snohomish. More info: Alice Lake, 360-668-8196, valley spinnersguild.wordpress.com.

Willow Place: Activities for adults with developmental disabilities are offered 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Quilceda Community Services, 9610 48th Drive NE, Marysville. Three-hour activity sessions include exercise, crafts, games and music. Cost is $15. More info: 360-653-2324.

Writers group, Monroe: Wednesday Writers meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Find support and guidance at this group led by published author Bernadette Pajer. Junior Monroe Wednesday Writers, for writers in grades 6-12, meet at 4:30 p.m.

Writers groups, Mukilteo: The Mukilteo Arts Guild Writers Group meets 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Place W. Poets Corner meets 1-3 p.m. the first and third Thursday at the Everett Public Library Evergreen branch, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. More info: www.mukilteoarts.org.

Zonta Club of Everett: Next business meeting is at 11:30 a.m. March 20 at the Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE. Reservations required. More info: info@zontaeverett.org or 425-422-6157.

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