Community Extra: Calendar
Documentary film: 1 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Jackson Center's Senate room at Everett Community College, 1000 Tower St. Everett Community College Student Activities Programs Board will show a documentary about suicide, "Don't Change the Subject," followed by a Q-and-A session. The movie trailer can be viewed at http://dontchangethesubject.org. Free and open to the public.
Teen Wednesday: 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. A first-ever trivia event will also include a "kandy" bracelet craft. Free to teens ages 12-18 or in sixth to 12th grades. More info: 425-776-8722.
Test Stress: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. This "Parent's Real Guide to College Test Prep" is presented by Sylvan Learning and aims to help families navigate the complex college admissions process. More info: 425-493-8202.
Aging Brain Event: 12:30-3 p.m. Friday at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. Panel guests include Ruth Eggers from the Parkinson's Association, Michael Bower from the Alzheimer's Association and Kamilia Dunsky from Senior Services Older Adult Mental Health Access. Healthy treats and memory games, along with complimentary memory screenings starting at 10 a.m. Free to senior center members and $5 for non-members. Register at 425-670-5050 and reference course number 43264.
Bingo Night: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd., Mill Creek. Mill Creek Parks and Recreation staff and the Youth Advisory Board host this family event. Cost for nine game cards is $2 plus a canned food donation for the Mill Creek Food Bank. Extra game cards available at $1 for three. Pizza slice and beverage for $2. Bring your own crayon or marker for bingo cards. More info: 425-745-1891.
Pancake breakfast: 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Stillaguamish Senior Center and Regency Care Center join forces for this monthly community meal. Proceeds will be used to promote Senior Center exercise programs. All ages welcome. Minimum donation is $5.
Free Sew: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. The Busy Bee Quilters invite anyone interested in quilting to visit, watch, learn, sew, or quilt anytime during the session. Bring your own equipment and supplies. There also will be paper piecing demonstrations. More info: www.busybeequilters.com or 360-568-7980.
Grocery Savings Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Amber Bustanoby, creator of several coupon websites, will speak. To register: 425-493-8202 or www.sno-isle.org.
Building Hope book reading: noon Saturday at the Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Author David Buerge and Housing Hope's Executive Director Ed Petersen will read from "Building Hope: The first 25 years of Housing Hope," answer questions and sign copies. More info: www.housinghope.org/book.
Medicare Open Enrollment: Nov. 14 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Appointments are required. More info: 425-513-1900.
Kids' Futures, Voices of Youth 2012: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Edmonds School District Board Room, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, and again at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Sky Valley Resource Center, 701 First St., Sultan. The Snohomish County Health and Safety Network, in partnership with the Snohomish County Children's Commission, presents this youth-led documentary about bullying, followed by discussion and refreshments. More info: 425-252-2668.
Hip and knee replacement seminar: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Swedish/Mill Creek, 13020 Meridian Ave. S., Everett. A free surgeon-led seminar. More info: www.swedish.org/classes or 206-386-2502.
Christmas Bazaar: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at Josephine, 9901 272nd Place NW, Stanwood. There will be about 37 vendors, lunch and desserts for purchase, and free beverages. Lots of unique gifts and products, some made by Josephine residents. More info: 360-629-2126 ext. 146.
Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave. in Everett. Enter at the west side of the building. Holiday offerings, homemade gifts, baked goods and lunch. All proceeds benefit the local mission projects of the United Methodist Women. More info: 425-259-3909.
Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Cascadian Place Retirement, 3915 Colby Ave. N. in Everett. Crafts, baked goods and gifts. Park on Colby Avenue. Canned goods also will be accepted for local food banks. More info: 425-388-4576.
Santa's Workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. Local vendors, photos with Santa, bake sale, holiday decor rummage sale, door prizes and hearty soup lunch. Proceeds benefit the mission work of the church's Pilgrim Women's Guild.
Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. There will be crafts, nuts, baked goods, arrangements, Christmas decorations and a thrift shop. Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds support church missions projects.
Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 12-4 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. Brendan Catholic School, 10049 NE 195th St., Bothell. The PTO-sponsored fair features the work of over 110 returning and new craft vendors, a holiday gift raffle, refreshments, baked goods and a guest appearance by Santa.
Lake Stevens: Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and an assembly at 8:50 a.m. Friday at Lake Stevens High School, 2908 113th Ave. NE. RSVP needed by today to Alisa Arcos at 425-335-1515.
Edmonds: Cemetery tour at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium, 820 15th St. SW. Burial sites of more than 400 veterans interred at the cemetery, dating back to the Civil War, will be marked with flags. The public is invited to learn and share stories about these veterans. More info: 425-776-1543.
Camano Island: Buffet brunch from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Camano Island Yacht Club, 129 N. Sunset Drive. Veterans are encouraged to wear their old uniforms and bring photos from their years of service. Price is $8 for adults, $5 for kids under age 9. Menu includes bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, fresh fruit, sweet rolls and beverages. Omelets are $1 extra.
Arlington: Veteran's Day parade starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 along Olympic Avenue in downtown. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 76. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynnwood: Ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Park, 44th Avenue W. and Veterans Way (194th Street SW). Program includes bagpipe music, speakers, a wreath presentation, hand and rifle volley salutes and a playing of taps.
Mill Creek: Ceremony starts at noon Nov. 11 at the Veterans Monument located in Library Park, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway. Parking is available in the library parking lot. The Mill Creek Veterans Monument also still has space available for engraving. More info: www.cityofmillcreek.com.
Maltby: A "Veterans Thank You" ceremony runs 12:30-2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the First Congregational Church of Maltby, 21111 86th Ave. SE. Stop in for a cup of coffee with "friendlies" wanting to show their appreciation. More info: 360-668-3921 or 360-668-6011.
Monroe: Program starts at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Road, and includes local veterans, Boy Scouts, Junior ROTC members and the high school band. Veterans will be recognized by branch of service. A reception will follow, where veterans will be encouraged to share their stories and record their service history in a registry for the Monroe Historical Society.
Sultan: Program at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the All Veterans Memorial Wall in Sultan's River Park, at First and Main streets. The program includes the Sultan High School brass ensemble and local veterans. A reception will follow at Sultan Community Center, 319 Main St. More info: 360-793-1811.
Everett: Program starts at 3 p.m. at Emeritus at Silver Lake, 12806 Bothell-Everett Highway. The program will recognize and honor residents of the senior living community who served in the military and include music, displays, awards and light refreshments. World War II veteran Ignazio "Nat" Gattinella, who recently was awarded the rank of knight in the French Legion of Honor, will speak. More info: 425-338-3227.
Bothell: Concert from 3-4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Donations welcome.
Everett: Program starts at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2100, 2711 Oakes Ave. Joshua Dugan, command master chief at Naval Station Everett, will speak. A dinner will follow. The meal is free to veterans, $8 for ages 11 and older, and $4 for ages 10 and younger. RSVP is required by Wednesday to 425-252-2100. Free parking at the back of the post; rides available for veterans who need them.
Mukilteo: Free admission Nov. 11-12 for veterans and active duty military to the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour. The museum is at 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Boeing tours are offered on a space available basis and cannot be reserved in advance. The center is open 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. More info: 425-438-8100, www.futureofflight.org.
Everett: Program starts at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Imagine Children's Museum, 1502 Wall St. Veterans will be honored with an outdoor Wall of Thanks and a NJROTC presentation of the colors. The museum, normally closed on Mondays, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day with special themed crafts and a display of model ships. Veterans get free admission. Other guests are charged $9 admission. More info: 425-258-1006.
Edmonds Brain Support Group: Next meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. today in the cafeteria room at Swedish/Edmonds Medical Center, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Group supports brain-incident survivors and their caregivers. More info: Lou Nash, 425-776-7264 or email@example.com.
Employment Network: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays at the North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE., Mill Creek. Free help with job searches, resume writing and interviewing. More info: 425-743-2386.
Family support group: Next meets 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 12 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. A group for family members of adults living with mental illness to share ideas about coping and becoming better caregivers for their loved ones. More info: Wendy, 206-790-0162.
Grief support group: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. This group uses the GriefShare curriculum. More info: 360-659-7777, www.mtvpc.org.
MS self-help group, Marysville: Next meets 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. More info: Linda, 425-238-0849.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. The network offers peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Groups are confidential and free. More info: 888-468-2620 or www.cpsn.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 4212 84th St. NE, Marysville. Visitors are welcome. Weigh-in is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. More info: Marcia at 425-347-2149 or Ada at 425-923-6025.
Bingo: 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $2 for three-on. Everybody older than 50 can participate. More info: 425-257-8780, www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors.
Double-deck pinochle: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200 St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.
WAYS TO HELP
Senior Services needs drivers: Senior Services of Island County, facilitating agency of the Meals-on-Wheels program at the Camano Center, is in desperate need of a few dedicated volunteers to help deliver meals and smiles to home-bound Camano Island seniors. Hours will be 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Drivers are reimbursed 50 cents per mile driven to help offset the cost of fuel. More info: Tammy Leroy or Lisa Brents at 360-387-0222.
Treats for Troops: Through Nov. 15, drop off that extra Halloween candy -- along with thank-you cards or international calling cards -- to send to troops in Afghanistan. Drop-off locations are at Sweet Indulgence, 19555 State Route 2, Monroe; Cedarbrook Veterinary Care, 9812 215th Ave. SE, Snohomish; Bothell Fire Department, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.; Cold Stone Creamery at 17848 Garden Way NE in Woodinville and 16822 Twin Lake Ave. in Marysville; and the AT&T campus, building 7 and 8 lobbies, 20309 North Creek Parkway in Bothell. More info: 206-948-3933.
Vendors needed: Several groups host bazaars as fundraisers and are seeking vendors. They include the Snohomish Senior Center's Holiday Bazaar (Nov. 17, $30, call Marlo at 360-568-0934) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Everett (Nov. 17, tables are $20 each, call 425-252-5713 ext. 5 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays).
Volunteers over 55 wanted: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, has access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the county. More info: John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
Hospital gift shop help: Providence General Children's Association seeks volunteers for its hospital gift shops. All proceeds from the gift shops go towards children in the Northwest region in need. Application, background check and orientation session required. More info: Julie Dickson, 425-339-1398.
Donate: Goldwing Touring Association Chapter C, a motorcycle group based in Everett, is sponsoring a toy and clothing drive to benefit Christmas House. The drive runs through Dec. 10. Donations can be dropped off at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Or contact Kathy Leon at Kathy@wingrider.net or 206-362-4250 for assistance. Clothing should be new and in original packaging; stuffed toys should be new or like-new. Christmas House specifically requests stuffed animals and toys, teen boys' socks and large boys' socks, size 5T boys' winter coats, sizes 10-14 girls' winter coats, and new, small gifts for pre-teen boys ages 9 and 10.
VOA needs drivers: The Volunteers of America food banks in Everett and Sultan need volunteer drivers for their senior home delivery and grocery pick-up services on weekdays. Training is provided. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license and pass a background check. The Everett Distribution Center also needs warehouse volunteers, who must be able to lift 30-plus pounds. More info: Bill Kraut at email@example.com or 425-259-3191 (Everett) or Jennifer Reasoner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-793-2400 (Sultan).
Tutor: Everett Community College's Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteers who can tutor adult learners two or more hours per week in reading, writing, basic math and English as a second language. Volunteers must be patient, have good literacy skills and be sensitive to a variety of learning styles and cultural backgrounds. Tutoring times and locations are flexible. Training is free with a six-month commitment. More info: email@example.com, 425-388-9524.
YWCA needs clothing bags: The Working Women's Wardrobe program is in need of clothing bags from local department stores. Please drop off at the YWCA, 3301 Broadway, Everett. This program helps Snohomish County women acquire job- and interview-appropriate attire. More info: 425-258-2766.
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm needs volunteers to walk dogs on Saturday afternoons. The nonprofit also needs two strong people to help with large dogs and carry crates at off-site adoptions, as well as people to help with fundraising, particularly auctions and grants. More info: 360-652-5844, firstname.lastname@example.org, [URL]www.saveourdogsandcats.org;http://www.saveourdogsandcats.org[URL].
Help out at Habitat Store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help staff its store. The Christian organization seeks volunteers for four-hour shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The store is located at 2302 Broadway, Everett. The store also accepts donations of building materials, household items and furniture by appointment. More info: 425-903-4430 or [/URL]www.habitatsnohomish.org.;http://www.habitat.snohomish.org[URL]
Assist cancer patients: The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership seeks volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers to provide support. More info: Jerri Wood, 425-322-1114 or email@example.com.
Volunteer Chore Services: This program of Catholic Community Services seeks volunteers to assist with household chores and more, enabling elders and adults with disabilities to remain independent in their own homes. Volunteers can help the same person each week or be listed for on-call assistance. More info: Cherisse Webb, 425-374-6323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Binky Patrol: A group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make "binkies" for children in traumatic situations seeks volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. Meetings are on the first Sunday of the month in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.
Soup kitchen volunteers: The Salt of the Earth Soup Kitchen needs volunteers to help prepare, cook, serve and clean up starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The group also is looking for a box truck to pick up food for food banks in Snohomish County. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Arlington Food Bank: Arlington-area businesses and community groups are needed to hold food drives. Volunteers also are needed. More info: Dori, 360-435-1631.
Hands of Hope Food Bank: Help your neighbors in need by volunteering at the food bank or making a donation. To make a donation, send checks to 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208, or bring in your food donation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. More info: 425-355-5985.
Marysville Community Food Bank: Volunteers are needed to help sort food (10 a.m.-noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), serve clients groceries (9-11 a.m. Monday and Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday), pick up groceries and other tasks. The food bank is at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1054, [/URL]http://marysvillefoodbank.org.;http://www.marysvillecommunityfb.com[URL]
Vet center needs help: Healing Hearts In Hope Veteran Retreat Center seeks volunteers to help clean trails and organize fundraisers, among other things. The nonprofit helps veterans by providing a retreat. It is located at 28902 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls. More info: Teresa, 360-691-6284 or email@example.com.[/URL]
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