Identity theft workshop: "Identity Theft: What You Need to Know," a free workshop sponsored by the southwest Snohomish County chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. Participants will learn how identity theft occurs, prevention tips and steps to take if it happens. Event includes free shredding event and lunch. Also, a shredding truck will be in church parking lot 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. To register for workshop, call 425-744-8090.
Norwegian pancake breakfast: Ebenezer Lutheran Church will host a pancake breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday and third Saturday of each month at 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Cost is $5 per person; free for children under 4.
Interfaith shelter fundraiser: The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington will host its annual "Always a Time to Bloom" dinner event to support the Family Shelter at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnwood's Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Event includes a buffet dinner, dessert dash, silent auction and ways to support the shelter for homeless families. Tickets $25 per person; tables of eight $150. Register online at www.interfaithwa.org or call 425-252-6672.
Forum on values, issues: Taxes, health care and Social Security are among issues to be discussed through the prism of personal values at a forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. All opinions welcome. Forum inspired by the book and lecture series "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?" by Michael Sandel, a political philosophy professor at Harvard University. Information: 425-778-2119.
Church hosts craft show: North Creek Presbyterian Church's 24th annual holiday artisan craft show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27 at 621 164th St. SE, Mill Creek. Proceeds benefit Children's Hospice in St. Petersburg, Russia. 425-745-1824.
Benefit concert: Men with Guitars Benefit Concert will be 8-10 p.m. Friday at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. Bruce Baker, Ross Henderson, Peter Renhard, Eric Kaminetzky, Steven Cook, Ron Trachy and Wil Sederholm will play music made popular by the Byrds, The Beatles and other artists. Tickets at door, $15 for adults, $10 for teens, free for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit church general fund.
Care Conference: Find help supporting loved ones with serious health issues at the 2012 Care Conference 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct 27 at Shoreline Community Church, 125 NE 85th St., Shoreline. Events free; Saturday lunch included. Topics include dementia, death and dying, care-giving, and a "family love letter" stating final wishes. Register by Sunday: www.shorelinecc.com, click on "Events."
Day of Recollection: "Faith" is the topic of a Day of Recollection presented by the Rev. James Zakowicz 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Carmelite Institute of Spirituality, 27008 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Suggested donation $10-$15. Bring sack lunch. 360-629-4032.
Community prayer: A short community prayer gathering will be held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 30 and last Sundays of each month at Legion Memorial Park gazebo, 114 N. Olympic Ave., downtown Arlington. There will be prayer for families, young people, and against the use of illegal drugs, alcohol and violence. Information: call Vicki Adams at 425-330-0585 or Kim Speed at 425-210-7573.
Halloween party: LifePoint Church will hold a family Halloween party 5:30-7:30 Oct. 31. Event includes free food, games and candy. All are welcome, with costumes. The church is at 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. Information: 425-334-7402 or www.lifepoint360.net.
Asante Children's Choir: This 24-member children's choir from East Africa will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 615 E. Highland Dr., Arlington. Church will host a dinner for choir before the concert, and performers will stay with church members. The choir will also perform at Arlington Free Methodist Church at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nov. 11, 730 E. Highland Dr., Arlington. At all performances, there will opportunities to donate to choir.
No Disabled Souls Ministry: Anyone with special needs is welcome at No Disabled Souls Ministry sessions 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the Green Room off Henson Hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. Ministry focuses on art as a therapeutic tool. For information, call Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Shabbat Morning Services: Chabad of Snohomish County observes easy-to-follow Shabbat Morning Services at 10 a.m. Saturdays, with a kiddush meal following the service at 12:15 p.m. No membership fee charged; all Jewish people welcome. The Chabad Jewish Center is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood.
Torah Studies: Chabad of Snohomish County has started a new season of Torah Studies classes meeting 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. This week's session is "For the Sake of Love: How to Nurture Unconditional Love." Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Classes run through Dec. 26 at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. For schedule and details: www.jewishsnohomish.com or call 425-640-2811.
Grief program: Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Marysville offers a GriefShare support group, open to public, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. The GriefShare program is open to all. There will also be a Surviving the Holidays session 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17. Register for GriefShare by calling 360-659-7777. Church is at 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville.
Unity how-to series: Everett's Unity Center for Positive Living has scheduled a series covering practical spirituality. Unity minister Juan Enrique Toro will cover the following topics at 10 a.m. Sundays: Oct. 21, How to Deal With Difficult People; Oct. 28, How to Enjoy Life. Church is at 3231 Colby Ave. 425-258-2244.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a recovery group at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Meetings open to all. 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
FREE MEALS, CLOTHING
Sanctuary Ministries: provides gently used clothes 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday in its Care Center at 15533 75th St. NE, between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls. 360-386-9871.
Meals in Everett: Gold Creek Community Church hosts a free hot meal and provides sack lunches 5-6 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of every 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. Contact Sandra, 425-355-1042.
The Open Table: Marysville United Methodist Church hosts a free community lunch 1-2:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Church is at 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville. To volunteer or donate, call 360-659-8521.
Annie's Community Kitchen: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Avenue W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.
Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-259-7139.
Dinner Bell Outreach: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-252-7224.
Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. 360-386-9871.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. Information: 425-252-1429 or www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
Community dinner at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. 425-672-8044.
First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Faith Lutheran Church free community lunch: Noon-1 p.m., social hour 1-2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month, Faith Lutheran, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. 425-353-4758.
Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
The Table free community dinner: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. 360-659-0445.
Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
Salvation Army of Everett fellowship meals: 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Recovery meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays. 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-259-8129.
Snohomish community kitchen at St. John's: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 913 Second Ave. 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of every month, 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.
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