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Published: Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra: Calendar

Benefit yard sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday in Marysville at 6419 81st Drive NE. This is a fundraiser Marysville-Tulalip Relay For Life efforts to benefit the American Cancer Society. Rain or shine.
Pancake breakfast: Flapjacks start flipping at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the first Saturday of every month, at Zion Lutheran Church of Everett, 4634 Alger Ave.
Artists' Garage Sale: Schack Art Center artists offer seconds, art supplies and more, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, on the 2900 block of Hoyt Avenue downtown Everett.
Beginning Genealogy: The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society holds its next free beginning genealogy class 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way in Lynnwood's Heritage Park. A beginner's packet is available for a small donation. More info: 425-775-6267.
Get Movin': Kick-off celebrations are set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday for this popular fitness-focused family program. Locations include Allen Creek Elementary in Marysville, Forest Park in Everett and the Alderwood mall in Lynnwood. More info:
Battery recycling: Young Life of Snohomish and Lake Stevens will collect all types of batteries -- from cellphone to automotive -- at a recycling event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-noon Sunday at McDaniel's Do-It Center, 510 Second St., Snohomish. More info: 425-315-6100.
Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show: The Everett Rock and Gem Club event is set for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Community College Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. Family fun for all ages with free admission and parking. More info: 425-232-0809,
Flower show: A free Japanese Flower Show and Exhibition sponsored by the Mill Creek Ikenobo group and Mill Creek Parks & Recreation will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Mill Creek City Hall Annex Building, 15720 Main St. Learn the art of Japanese flower arranging at 2 p.m. in a free one-hour lesson and demonstration. More info: Mary Love at 425-337–4767.
Ribbon cutting: Everett Community College and the Providence Everett Healthcare Clinic celebrate the opening of Liberty Hall at 1 p.m. June 5. The three-story, $37.5 million facility, is located at 903 North Broadway next to the college's Fitness Center. In addition to EvCC classrooms and labs, the building will be the new home of the Providence Everett Healthcare Clinic, now located across the street. The clinic will hold an open house 2-4 p.m. following the ribbon cutting ceremony. More info:
Dedication: The public is invited to the dedication of three interpretive panels depicting the early culture and history of the Snohomish people, 5 p.m. June 5 at Legion Park Bluff, 140 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Panels show locations of historic villages, depictions of what they may have looked like, and more. More info: 425-259-2513.
Flea market: CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, plans its annual Flea Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 at the Camano Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Sort through the many treasures, name your price and make your purchase. Hot dogs available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The animal shelter will be open for visiting 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the animal shelter. More info:, 360-387-1902.
Gardening workshop: The Arlington Garden Club holds a free roundtable discussions for new vegetable gardeners, 10-11:30 a.m. June 8 in the city of Arlington's Stillaguamish Room of the Utility Department Building on Haller Street, adjacent to Haller Park. Members of the Arlington Garden Club will answer questions.
Health and Safety Fair: Lake Stevens Police and Fire host a free Health and Safety Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8 in the parking lot of the Lake Stevens Albertsons, 303 91st Ave. NE. Health and safety tips, health screenings, raffles and more.
Viva Color: Help turn the curves of Mukilteo Boulevard in Everett into a trail of flowers, 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help plant 40,000 colorful flowers in 15,000 square feet of flower beds near Forest Park. A free event shuttle will be at the View Ridge Plaza parking lot, located west of Forest Park at the three-way intersection of Mukilteo and Olympic boulevards and Dogwood Drive. More info: Everett Parks and Recreation at 425-257-8300 ext. 2.
Trails Day at Reiter Foothills: The Washington State Department of Natural Resources invites the public to celebrate the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day by volunteering Saturday at one of DNR's many events throughout Washington. Locally, volunteers will gather 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Reiter Foothills, near Gold Bar, to work on ATV trails. Bring your ATV and trailer to haul rock. There will also be opportunities to use powered wheel barrows, install signs, and other activities to build trails. Bring water, snacks, gloves, long pants, lunch and appropriate gear for the weather. More info and directions:, or David Way at 360-333-5741 or
Clothes For Kids: A Stuff the Truck event caps a monthlong campaign in Lynnwood to benefit local nonprofit Clothes For Kids, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave. W. More info:
Weed watch: A Wilderness Weed Watchers training is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 at the Darrington Ranger Station, 1405 Emens Ave. N. Hikers are needed to monitor trails for infestations. More info: Sasha Shaw at 206-263-6468.
Bike repair: Remaining work parties to prepare for the Kid's Bike Swap, to be held June 9, are set for 6-9 p.m. June 5 and 6 at Sharing Wheels, 2525 Broadway, Everett. Improve your bike repair skills or just moisturize with grease while helping this nonprofit event. Bike donations also welcome. More info:, 425-252-6952.
Project Homeless Connect: Donations of backpacks, totes, hotel-size soaps and toothpaste and other hygiene products are needed for Project Homeless Connect. Donations can be dropped off by 4 p.m. June 21 at YWCA Pathways for Women, 6027 208th St. SW in Lynnwood, or at the Everett YWCA Regional Center, 3301 Broadway. Checks also can be made out, to The Everett Gospel Mission c/o Project Homeless Connect, P.O. Box 423, Everett, WA 98206-0423. For more information or to volunteer, contact Svea Stromme at or 425-374-5543.
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 (central Snohomish County); or Midge at 425-319-3351 (north Snohomish County).
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.
Arts volunteers: The city of Edmonds plans an Arts Summit on June 29 with local artists and arts groups. Volunteers are needed. More info:
School science volunteer: The Edmonds School District has a volunteer opportunity at its Science Materials Center, which provides science kits to elementary classrooms. Volunteers are needed to assist with various projects, including assembling materials for the kits. Volunteer opportunities are available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. More info: Lenni Carey at or 425-431-4715.
Skykomish train volunteers: Skykomish has a new Town Center and seeks volunteers to help with parking and people control for the new Great Northern and Cascade Railway, a one-eighth-scale railroad built to haul people. More info: Kevin Weiderstrom at 425-231-8797 (after 1 p.m.) or
Library sale: The Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks donations of gently used books, CDs, videos and DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software for its ongoing book sale. A drop box is in the foyer of the library, 650 Main St.
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
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 growing season. More info: Paulette Jacobson at 425-374-6311 or
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a few volunteers. Someone is needed to check clients in for the foot clinic most Wednesdays and also possibly to make reminder calls the night before. Also needed is a front desk volunteer for Fridays. 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; 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.
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.
Donate cellphones: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County recycles cellphones, iPads and iPhones. Donate at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. For other sites or more information, visit or call 425-259-2827, ext. 13.
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, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
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
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
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
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:, 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,
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm, a no-kill, farm-like 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,,
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
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 4 (first Tuesday) on the second floor of 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
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: Meets next from 7:30-9 p.m. June 10 (second Monday) 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.
MS self-help group, Marysville: Meets next from 10:30 a.m.-noon June 8 (second Saturday except July and August) at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. More info: Linda, 425-238-0849.
Ostomy Support Group: The United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter, meets next from 1-3 p.m. June 10 (second Monday) at the United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. The group's purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of people with ostomies. More info: Cathryn, 425-337-7221.
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
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:, 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.
Farmer's market assistance: The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program applications are now available at and at local senior centers. Eligible low-income seniors receive $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized farmers markets or farm stands. The deadline for applications has been extended to June 7. More info: 425-347-1229.
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,

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