Holocaust Survivor Forum: The first in a series of eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust is set for 12:20-1:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, room 101, at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Eva Tannebaum Cummins performs a play she wrote about the growing effects of Hitler's destruction in her German community before she escaped to the United States. More info: 425-388-9411.
Health care panel: How is the Affordable Care Act affecting residents in Washington state? Hear from Brendan Williams, deputy commissioner for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the Office of the State Insurance Commissioner, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the PUD Building, 2320 California St., Everett. A Q-and-A will follow.
Lecture: Historian David Dilgard talks about early Tulalip photos and photographers at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hibulb Cultural Center, 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip. Cost is the price of admission to the museum. More info: www.hibulbculturalcenter.org.
Way of Trout: A free showing of the 1969 16mm film "The Way of Trout," the first film with a "catch and release" focus, and an introduction to the Trout Stream Exhibit at the Northwest Stream Center, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Free, but registration required: 425-316-8592.
Kamiak fundraiser: The Spring Showcase, a fundraiser for Kamiak High School performing arts, is set for 5:30-9 p.m. Friday at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Featured evening entertainment will include talented students from band, choir, color guard, dance, drama, jazz and orchestra. Appetizers, beverages and dessert included. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. More info: Kamiakarts.org.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Thin, rolled pancakes with strawberries and syrup, along with ham and beverages. Cost is $5; children under age 4 are free. Proceeds benefit the Lake Stevens Senior Center. More info: 425-334-0421.
Emergency preparedness fair: Learn how to be prepared for emergencies at the free Empower fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave. Sessions include how to make an emergency kit. More info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/328073.
Free Sew: Busy Bee Quilters sponsors a Free Sew, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Visit, watch, learn, sew, or quilt. Bring your own equipment and supplies. More info: www.busybeequilters.com, or Karen at 360-568-7980.
Mutt mugs: Students at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Granite Falls invite dog-lovers to bring their canine friends to Wild for Pets, 104 E. Stanley St. in Granite Falls, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday. Get photos taken with your mutt, be interviewed by students, and then pick up your photo and personalized haiku from the school May 8 for a suggested $5 donation. Proceeds will help send care packages to overseas soldiers. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prom dress exchange: See a fashion show or get a prom dress at the exchange. It all starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1050 State Ave., Marysville. The event is free. Donations are appreciated. More info: email@example.com.
Shopping Out Cancer: Spring gift show to benefit the American Cancer Society, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Beautiful Savior Church, 12810 35th Ave. SE, Everett. More info: 360-386-8088.
Recycling event: Windermere Real Estate North and the nonprofit 1 Green Planet will hold a free recycling and document shredding event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd. Large appliances, car batteries, cellphones, computers, scrap metal and more. Donations also will be taken for the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank. More info: 866-422-3755.
CASA Open House: The Camano Animal Shelter Association hosts its annual Little Whiskers Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 198 Can Ku Road, Camano Island. Bring donations of food, formula and more for kittens. Learn about adoption, kitten fostering, and enter a raffle. More info: 360-387-1902, www.camanoanimalshelter.org.
April Pools Day: Learn water safety skills, play games, try on a life jacket and ride in a kayak, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Park Swim Center, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Admission is a donation to benefit local food banks. More info: 425-257-8300, ext. 2.
Dinner and auction: An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction is planned for 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Warm Beach Senior Community, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds will help purchase new chairs for the dining room. More info: Sheila Bartlett, 360-652-2645.
Artistry in Wood: The Quil Ceda Carvers host a woodcarving exposition, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21 in Building 600 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Admission is a $5 donation. Along with woodcarving demonstrations, there will be a juried show of entries from across North America, hourly drawings for door prizes and carving classes.
Crows: John Marzluff talks about these enigmatic black birds, 2 p.m. April 21 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-257-8000.
Party in Pink: A Zumba fitness fundraiser to benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure will be held 2-4 p.m. April 21 at 11525 19th Ave. SE, Everett. Suggested donation is $10. More info: Brandon Richards, 425-232-7603.
Prom Fair: The Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board, Mill Creek Parks and Recreation, and the Jackson High School ASB host a Community Prom Fair for teens, 6-8 p.m. April 23 at the high school, 1508 136th St. SE. Get tips on hair and makeup, tux rentals, corsages and more. Donated prom dresses are available for a suggested donation of $10 or bring a dress to exchange. More info: 425-745-1891.
Hospice talk: Hospice Northwest will be at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, from 10-11 a.m. April 24 to give a free introduction to hospice services. More info: 360-387-6201.
EARTH DAY EVENTS
Work party, Marysville: Plant native trees and shrubs and spread mulch at the Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project site, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Plants, tools, gloves, water and snacks provided. More info: 425-388-3464 ext. 4661.
Work party, Terrace: Help spruce up Ballinger Park (the former golf course) in Mountlake Terrace, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Meet in the parking lot at 23000 Lakeview Drive. Bring basic garden tools and gloves. Help remove invasive plants, control weeds, pick up litter, remove debris and improve trails. Register: 425-776-1811.
Snohomish celebration: All-day event with eco-friendly groups, educational presentations, live music and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21 at the Avenue A Gazebo downtown Snohomish. More info: www.facebook.com/events/515912981784791.
Future of Flight: The Future of Flight Foundation opens its gallery free to the public, 12-4 p.m. April 21. The Aviation Center is at 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. Learn about renewable energy, see Granite Falls High School's eco-car program, and more. More info: www.futureofflightfoundation.org.
Lecture: Elliott Menashe will give "A Brief History of the Salish Sea: How We Got to Where We're Going," 3 p.m. April 21 at the Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave., Langley, south Whidbey Island. Admission is free. More info: 360-321-4145. More Whidbey celebrations: www.goosefoot.org.
Sustainable Vendor Fair: Meet representatives from local businesses and services that offer sustainable practices, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22 in Gray Wolf Hall's first floor lounge at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St.
Plant Swap: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 24 underneath the Gray Wolf Hall courtyard at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Donate unwanted plants or get new ones. Then, at 1 p.m., garden guru Ciscoe Morris offers advice about organic vegetable gardening. More EvCC Earth Week events: www.everettcc.edu/earthweek.
WAYS TO HELP
Sew Thoughtful: The Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors invites crafters to help sew simple four-patch block quilts for premature infants at Providence hospital, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, in the Evergreen classroom behind the WSU Extension Office. The pattern and fabric will be provided. Bring a sewing machine, basic sewing tools and your own lunch. More info: Carla Peery at 206-595-9717 or Cpeerysew@aol.com.
Dog vendors: Scrub-A-Mutt, which raises money for local dog charities, plans its sixth annual fundraising Dog Wash on Aug. 17 in Marysville. The group seeks doggy-related vendors. Spaces are $50, $25 for nonprofits. More info: www.scrub-a-mutt.org.
Pet vendors: The Marysville Dog Owners Group (M-DOG) plans its seventh annual Marysville Poochapalooza on July 13. The group seeks pet-related vendors and food vendors for the large outdoor event. More info: poochapalooza.org.
Lake monitors: Snohomish County Surface Water Management seeks volunteers to collect water quality samples and record data this summer for Armstrong, Bryant, Goodwin, Lost (Devils), Meadow, Shoecraft and Wagner lakes. Training and basic equipment provided. Role involves a few hours each month from May to October. More info: Jennifer Oden, 425-388-3464, or www.lakes.surfacewater.info.
School banners: Frank Wagner Elementary School in Monroe was recently named a No Excuses University school that promotes a college-bound attitude in students. Staff are now seeking sponsors to purchase motivational banners to hang in the school. If interested in helping, contact school counselor Elsa Trabanino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-804-3200.
Garden for food bank: The Red Barn Community Farm, about half of which is dedicated to raising fresh food for the Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank, seeks volunteers to help with the upcoming growing season. Saturday morning work parties start this month. More info: Paulette Jacobson at 425-374-6311 or email@example.com.
Fourth sponsors: The city of Mountlake Terrace seeks sponsors at varying levels for its Independence Day Celebration, July 4 at the Evergreen Playfield. Sponsors are recognized in event materials and with plaques. More info: 425-776-9173 or www.cityofmlt.com under "news."
Farm tour: The Spring Jubilee Farm Tour, presented by the Port Susan Food & Farming Center, will be held May 11-12. The self-guided tour includes nurseries and farms in Silvana, Stanwood and on Camano Island. Volunteers are needed. More info: Autumn Falk at 425-530-0594 or Nancy Chase at 360-387-4110.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a few volunteers. Needed are two front desk volunteers to work 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays (people skills and basic computer skills required). The Second Chance Thrift Shop also needs several volunteers: one to work on linens 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday or 1-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday or all day Monday (labor intensive, no allergies, not squeamish); someone strong with a good back to move heavy items on Tuesdays; someone to help shelve merchandise; and someone to work testing, repairing and pricing male-oriented items on Mondays and Fridays. More info: Lisa at 360-387-0222.
Clothes For Kids: Spring cleaning your closets? Clothes For Kids requests gently used children's clothing for spring and summer, including shorts, T-shirts, swimsuits, dresses and flip-flops, among other donations. The nonprofit provides wardrobes for low-income families; spring and summer shopping runs through May 23. More info: www.clothesforkids.org.
Fabric donations: The Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development seeks donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn and needlework items for its third annual Fabric Sale, to be held June 15. Proceeds from the sale support Camp Stitch-a-Lot and camp scholarships. Donations will be accepted 2-8 p.m. June 14 at the McCollum Park Education building, located behind the WSU Extension office at 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To donate earlier, contact Rita at 425-483-3594 (south Snohomish or north King counties); Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org (central Snohomish County); or Midge at 425-319-3351 (north Snohomish County).
Advocates needed: Snohomish County's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks volunteers to serve as advocates for vulnerable adults. Volunteers receive four days of initial training, then are asked to volunteer four hours a week, attend in-service meetings and submit an activity report. The 2013 certification training is May 15-16, 22-23. Applications can be printed from www1.co.snohomish.wa.us (type "ombudsman" in the search box). More info: July Andre, 425-388-7393 or email@example.com.
Cascade Valley Hospital: Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave. in Arlington, is recruiting volunteers to work in a variety of positions -- from greeting patients and visitors, to helping out in the Emergency Department. Call 360-618-7850 to register for a volunteer orientation session. The next session is at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds volunteer information sessions the third Wednesday of the month. More info: Joanie, 425-261-4815.
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.
Providence gift shop: The nonprofit Providence General Children's Association needs volunteers at the Providence Regional Medical Center Pacific campus gift shop -- located at the Women's and Children's Pavilion, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett -- for four-hour shifts, day or evening, one or more times per month. Gift shop proceeds benefit Northwest children in need. Must complete hospital volunteer forms, TB test, background check and training. More info: PGCA president Julie Dickson, 425-339-1398.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people age 55 and older for a variety of volunteer opportunities at schools, food banks and homeless shelters, in the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
Dental care: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and others are invited to help provide dental care to patients who have lost their Medicaid dental benefits. The one-day event is slated for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7 at Cedar Family Dentistry in Marysville. More info: Kendra Russell at email@example.com or 360-659-3232.
Operation Lookout: The National Center for Missing Youth in Everett seeks volunteers for 20 hours weekly. The group is looking for social and community service providers experienced with criminal justice or victim backgrounds to assist with case management, data entry, office work and graphic design. Send resume or letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help out at Habitat store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County seeks volunteers to help staff the store in four-hour shifts between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The store is at 2302 Broadway, Everett. The store also accepts donations of building materials, household items and furniture by appointment. More info: 425-903-4430 or www.habitatsnohomish.org.
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. Drivers also are needed to get cancer patients to treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles and get mileage reimbursement. 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.
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.
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: Volunteers and donations welcome. Send checks to 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208, or bring in food donations, 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, marysvillefoodbank.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-259-3191 (Everett); Jennifer Reasoner at email@example.com or 360-793-2400 (Sultan).
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm, a no-kill, farmlike shelter in Arlington, has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Donations also are accepted, such as gift cards to pet stores, dog heating pads, pet food and more. More info: 360-652-5844, firstname.lastname@example.org, [URL]www.saveourdogsandcats.org;http://www.saveourdogsandcats.org[URL].
Veterans 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.
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. April 25 (fourth Thursday) at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive in Everett. Support and information for people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends also invited. More info: Maurine at 425-338-1395 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
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.
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, [/URL]www.mtvpc.org;http://www.mtvpc.org[URL].
Lymphedema support group: Meets next from 6-8 p.m. April 18 (third Thursday) in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: email@example.com.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. April 19 (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Parkinson's disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. April 27 (fourth Saturday) at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-327-9401.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. Peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Confidential and free. More info: 888-468-2620 or [/URL]www.cpsn.org;http://www.cpsn.org[URL].
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: Meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. April 17 (third Wednesday) at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Several local chapters of this nonprofit weight-loss club meet at different days and times across Snohomish County. Meetings include a private weigh-in, peer support, information and awards for progress. First meeting is free. More info: [/URL]www.tops.org;http://www.tops.org[URL], or area captain Darlene Wascher at 360-658-1311.
Widowed support group: Meets weekly in Marysville, both men and women. More info: 360-659-7861.
Teed Off Seniors Golf: The Lynnwood Senior Center sponsors a fun, social golfing group for those age 62 and older. Teed Off meets alternate Thursdays throughout the spring, summer and early fall at the Nile Shrine Golf Course in Mountlake Terrace. More info: 425-670-5050.
Scrabble group: Plays at 12:15 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-334-2878.
Friendship Club: A group of senior citizens meets for lunch the second Thursday of each month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 216 Broadway, Everett. Lunch costs $7. The group also takes monthly bus tours. More info: Edward, 425-493-2588.
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, [/URL]www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors;http://www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors[URL].
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