Community Extra: Calendar
Sorticulture: Everett's Garden Arts Festival is set for 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. Free parking at Everett Community College's Broadway lot, with Everett Transit bus service (regular fares apply). More info: everettwa.org.
Rummage Sale: The nonprofit Camano Island Yacht Club plans a rummage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. The club is at 129 N. Sunset Drive. There also will be a brunch, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday; cost is $8, $5 for children under age 9.
Flea market: CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, plans its annual Flea Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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: www.camanoanimalshelter.org, 360-387-1902.
Gardening workshop: The Arlington Garden Club holds a free roundtable discussions for new vegetable gardeners, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday 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.
A World of Sweets: A presentation on the state's diverse range of sweets is set for 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Learn what our confections say about our shared history and culture. Free samples. Registration required: www.sno-isle.org or 425-493-8202.
Kids Bike Swap: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Sharing Wheels, 2525 Broadway, Everett. Does your child need a bigger, better or different bike? Bring your kid and their bike to the swap. More info: sharingwheels.org, 425-252-6952.
Roo to You: Learn about kangaroos and see a live joey, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. The program includes a Q-and-A and time for photos. Quiet is required; no touching. More info: 360-568-2898.
Cupcakes and Games: Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate the end of school with cupcakes, frosting and candy, then challenge friends to a board game showdown, 1-2:30 p.m. June 13 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
Camp Casey: Seattle Pacific University's Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island holds an open house, 12-4 p.m. June 14. Snacks, free pool time, and games along with tours. More info: spu.edu/casey, 866-661-6604 or 360-678-5050.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. June 15 at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice prepared and served by volunteers. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children under age 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More information: 360-794-6359.
Fabric sale: The Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County hold their annual fabric sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15 in the education building behind the WSU Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Fabric, notions, trims, patterns, books, magazines, yarn, and needlework items. Most fabrics $1 a pound. Proceeds benefit needlework education programs. More info: www.facebook.com/SnohomishCTA.
Hawaiian Canoe Races: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15 at Silver Lake, 11405 W. Silver Lake Road, Everett. Local Hawaiian club, Hui Wa'a O Puget Sound, presents traditional Hawaiian canoe races. Enjoy the sounds of Hawaiian music and sample Hawaiian food as the Hawaiian community comes together for fun, family and friends. More info: everettwa.org.
Youth Fitness Expo: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15 at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE. Free interactive expo showcases standard, new, and out-of-the-box ideas to help get kids excited about fitness. A BMX race to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is at noon. More info: www.youth-fitness-expo.com.
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Weed watch: A Wilderness Weed Watchers training is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 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.
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).
Fill the Boot: Mukilteo Firefighters Local 3482 will pass the boot to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 14, at the Washington State Ferry holding lanes and at QFC at 11700 Mukilteo Speedway. Look for firefighters in their bunker gear, boots and MDA T-shirts. The group aims to beat last year's fundraising total of over $11,694.
CFK gala: Lynnwood nonprofit Clothes For Kids is planning a 30-year gala in 2014 and is putting together a planning committee. The first meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Clothes For Kids, 16725 52nd Ave. W., Suite B. More info: Development Director Joy Ingram at email@example.com or 425-741-6500.
Arts volunteers: The city of Edmonds plans an Arts Summit on June 29 with local artists and arts groups. Volunteers are needed. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior center needs: The Mountlake Terrace Senior Center seeks a volunteer to enter data into the computer, good stacking or folding chairs, a new van, a new version of Microsoft Office and volunteers. More info: email@example.com or 425-672-2407.[URL]
;http://www.stanwoodseniorcenter.org[URL]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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-431-4715.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a few volunteers. The center needs a couple front desk volunteers for Fridays, volunteers to transport seniors to medical appointments, a volunteer to check in clients for most Wednesday foot clinics (and possibly make reminder calls the night before), someone to change reader-board letters at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, and volunteers for various duties at upcoming special events. The Second Chance Thrift Shop also needs several volunteers, including help with linens, moving heavy items, shelving merchandise, and testing, repairing and pricing male-oriented items. More info: 360-387-0222.
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.
Lymphedema support group: Meets next from 6-8 p.m. June 20 (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. June 21 (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
MS self-help group, Marysville: Meets next from 10:30 a.m.-noon June 8 (second Saturday) 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.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Meets next at 7 p.m. June 17 (third Monday) at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. This is the Everett chapter of the national support group. More info: [/URL]www.pflag.org;http://www.pflag.org[URL].
Parkinson's disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. June 22 (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. June 19 (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. More info: www.tops.org, 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.
Defensive driving: The Ken Baxter Community Center in Marysville is taking registrations for an upcoming defensive driving course open to adults age 55 and above. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 non-AARP members. This two-day classroom course is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12-13 at Marysville Fire Station 66, 7217 40th St. NE. Space is limited. More info: 360-363-8450.
Farmer's market assistance: The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program applications are now available at www.sssc.org 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 today. 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, www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors.[/URL]
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