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Published: Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra Calendar

Camp Casey: Seattle Pacific University's Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island holds an open house, 12-4 p.m. today. Snacks, free pool time, and games along with tours. More info:, 866-661-6604 or 360-678-5050.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Donations will be accepted 2-8 p.m. today. Proceeds benefit needlework education programs. More info:
Hawaiian Canoe Races: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 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:
Youth Fitness Expo: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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:
Father's Day: Monroe celebrates dads a day early with a Father's Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday downtown in the 200 block of West Main Street. Car show, barbecue cook-off, vintage pageant, beer, wine and root beer gardens, and various vendors. More info: 425-971-7516.
Rescue Awareness Day: All Breed Equine Rez-Q, 2415 116th St. NE in Marysville, hosts a Community Rescue Awareness Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Animal rescue centers will be on hand to share information. There also will be music, raffles, games, food and crafters. More info: 425-263-6390.
Martial arts demo: The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce presents a free martial arts demonstration starting at 5:30 p.m. June 19 at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. A local children's team performs, followed by the Hanzhong University Demo Team from South Korea. The Hanzhong team also will help teach audience members the basics of Taekwondo. The night ends with a high-kick and speed-kick competition. More info: 425-355-8918.
Pajama storytime: Kids are invited to come in their pajamas for stories and songs, 6:30 p.m. June 19 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Bring a stuffed animal, then leave it for a sleepover at the library and pick it up after 2 p.m. the following day along with a scrapbook showing what your stuffed animal did while you slept. More info: 425-493-8202.
French toast breakfast: Mill Creek Senior Center holds an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser, 8:30-11 a.m. June 20 at Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek. Menu includes French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and beverages. Suggested donation is $10. Proceeds benefit the senior center. More info: 425-948-7170.
Science programs: Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., hosts a pair of science-related programs at 7 p.m. June 20. "Family Friendly Math and Science Time" is for infants up to third-graders. "Tween Science," for students in grades 4 and up, will focus on electricity. More info: 360-568-2898.
Safety talk: The Edmonds Police Department invites the public to talk about identity theft, fraud and burglary, along with other related crimes, 6-7:30 p.m. June 20 in the Edmonds Municipal Court/Edmonds City Council Chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N. Detectives Stacie Trykar and Brian McIntyre will be the facilitators.
'Rock and Roll': Students in kindergarten to grade 8 are invited to learn about sparkling crystals, magnetic and glowing rocks, fossils and earthquakes at this Pacific Science Center exhibit, coming to the Snohomish Library on June 22. Drop in between 1 and 4 p.m. The library is at 311 Maple Ave. More info: 360-568-2898.
Dig Into Reading: Kick off summer reading with magician Jeff Evans who unearths secrets of the deep in his all-new subterranean summer reading spectacular, 3 p.m. June 22 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
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. today, 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.
Sew Thoughtful: Local sewers are invited to join the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors group to sew walker bags for a local rehabilitation center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 21 in the Cougar room behind the WSU Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Pattern and fabric provided. Bring your sewing machine, basic sewing tools and a lunch. More info: Carla Peery, 206-595-9717 or
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.
Car wash, pet food drive: The Camano Animal Shelter Association plans a car wash and pet food drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 in the parking lot outside the Camano Plaza IGA, 370 N. Camano Drive. A shelter representative also will be on hand to offer information and answer questions. More info:
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 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:
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: or 425-672-2407.
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.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a few volunteers. The center needs a front desk volunteer for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays; volunteers to transport seniors to medical appointments; a volunteer to check in clients for most Wednesday foot clinics; someone on-call to change reader-board letters at the Second Chance Thrift Shop
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.
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
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. June 27 (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, 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.
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:
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.
Ostomy Support Group: The United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter, will not meet in July. An annual picnic is set for 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Hill Park, 1610 park Ave., Snohomish. The next regular meeting is 1-3 p.m. Sept. 9 (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:
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
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. 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.
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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