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Published: Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra: Calendar

Events
Ribbon-cutting fun: Trailside, the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County, will hold a grand opening and community celebration of its new basketball court, 4-7 p.m. today at 1300 100th Place SE, Everett. There will be a barbecue, bouncy house, raffles and more. More info: bgcsc.org.
Appreciation night: An Appreciation Night for Kenny Owens, who has long provided music at Normanna Lodge Hall, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. in Everett. Appetizers. No live music. More info: 425-252-0291.
Garfield sale: A fundraiser yard sale is planned from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday behind the Home Port bar, 2116 Everett Ave. Refreshments also will be sold. Proceeds go toward the Pennies For Garfield Park fund, an effort led by local fifth-grader Ashley Barquest. More info: 425-259-2661.
Eagles open house: Snohomish Eagles at 602 Maple Ave. plan an open house event, 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and salads, along with tours and information about the charitable group that's about "People helping People." More info: Joyce or Sandy at 360-568-8406.
Pancake breakfast: Lake Stevens Fire holds its annual breakfast, 6 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday during Aquafest at the downtown fire station, 12409 21st St. NE. All-you-can-eat pancakes, plus ham and eggs. By donation. Half of the proceeds benefit the Vern Foster family.
VFW breakfast: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7392 serves a fundraiser breakfast, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday. The post is at 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats, and biscuits-n-gravy. Cost is $7; $4 for seniors (62 and over), $4 for kids (under 12). Chicken-fried steak is $9. More info: 360-675-4048.
Storytelling: Hear great stories passed down over the years led by KSER's "Global Griot" host Aarene Storms and local storyteller Cyndi Thomsen, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday in the band shell at Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo. Free family event. More info: 425-263-8180.
Barbecue fundraiser: Arlington Heights Improvement Club holds its annual beef barbecue and auction, 3-7 p.m. Sunday at 12221 228th St. NE, Arlington. Cost is $10, $5 for ages 10 and younger. Food line starts at 3 p.m., auction at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit scholarships, food bank and Little League baseball field upkeep. More info: 425-231-4804.
Dementia film: The Stillaguamish Senior Center hosts a free film presentation, "Dementia 360: Beyond the Basics" featuring Teepa Snow, 1-3:30 p.m. July 31. The center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. More info: 360-653-4551.
Science of Music: Dig into science and sounds with Professor Hiphop Brainypants, 2 p.m. July 31 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. For ages 6-11. More info: 425-493-8202.
Bump in the Night: "Illusions" to trick the senses, 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. More info: 360-568-2898.
Car show: Granite Falls' annual Show N' Shine is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3 on Granite Avenue. More than 100 cars, trucks and motorcycles; food and craft vendors. Free admission. More info: www.granitefallswa.com.
Right Brain Aerobics: A lecture, interactive exercises and suggestions for integrating Right Brain Aerobics into your daily life with Dr. Craig Weiner, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
Trolley tours: Lynnwood holds a summer open house at Heritage Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3. The park is at 19921 Poplar Way. Experience life in early Alderwood Manor with tours of historic buildings and Interurban Car No. 55. The new Wickers Museum offers a glimpse into the life of the family that once lived above the old store in the 1930s. More info: 425-670-5502.
ASSISTANCE
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 (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 lou_nash@frontier.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.
Parkinson's disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. July 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 www.cpsn.org.
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: 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.
WAYS TO HELP
Food drive: Concern For Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace will have one of its vehicles in the Tour de Terrace parade in Mountlake Terrace on today. Food or monetary donations are welcome at that time.
Back-to-school drive: Toys for Tots of South Snohomish County holds a back-to-school drive to collect school supplies, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 3 outside the Tulalip Walmart, 8924 34th Ave. NE. Benefiting children in the Marysville, Mukilteo and Everett school districts. More info: 425-344-0359.
Benefit car show: Faith Lutheran Church of Lakewood holds its Hot August Car Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10. All proceeds go to local food banks. The show will be next to Lakewood High School at 11424 172nd St. NE, Marysville. Free to the public. Participants pay $20. More info: Jane Hogland at 425-501-9414 or 360-652-9545.
Help residents with dementia: Clare Bridge at Silver Lake in Everett provides Alzheimer's and dementia care for seniors and seeks volunteers to interact with residents, such as leading a watercolor class, going for a walk, playing board games, performing music, playing Wii games, leading a Bible study and more. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, pass a background check and apply in person at 2015 Lake Heights Drive. More info: brookdaleliving.com.
Warehouse needed: Marine Corps Toys for Tots of South Snohomish County seeks a warehouse where it can collect, sort, count and distribute the thousands of donations it receives each year for its Christmas-time program. More info: Mary E. Butler, butlerm39@yahoo.com or 425-344-0359.
Fundraiser for organ transplant patient: An Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser for the Children's Organ Transplant Association to benefit Serene Dana will be held 8-10 a.m. Aug. 3 at Applebee's, 4626 W. 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. Tickets are $10, available at the door or in advance from Kara Hillius, cotaforserened@gmail.com. Half of the proceeds go to the fund. Serene, who recently turned 1 year old, underwent a liver transplant surgery in April.
Long-term care ombudsmen: The Snohomish County Department of Human Services seeks volunteer long-term care ombudsmen, who meet with people in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes. More information and an application packet are available by contacting July Andre 425-388-7404 or july.andre@snoco.org, or online at http://tinyurl.com/kedr6s4.
Dalmatian Drive: The annual Dalmatian Drive sponsored by Marysville Chiropractic runs through Sept. 2. Monetary donations benefit the Marysville Fire District's stuffed dalmatian program. Paramedic and aid units carry the toys to give to children in times of distress. Every $3 helps pay for one toy. More info: 360-659-6241.
Volunteer at senior center: The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, needs volunteer receptionists and substitute receptionists for morning and afternoon shifts; bingo volunteers for Tuesday during the day and Friday night; raffle volunteer for Friday morning; sandwich maker for Tuesday morning; drivers for trips; and cooks for chicken dinners starting in September. More info: 360-653-4551 or program@stillycenter.com.
Tuberculosis stories: The TB Voices Project for Snohomish County seeks people to share their experiences about tuberculosis, whether it affected themselves or someone else in their lives. The project runs until October. For more information, go to www.tbphotovoice.org or contact project director Teresa Rugg at 360-862-9034.
Help wildlife: PAWS Wildlife Center seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants to perform a variety of tasks. More info: www.paws.org/wildlife-volunteer-care-assistant.html or volunteers@paws.org.
Farmers market volunteers: The Port Susan Farmers Market will be held 3-7 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 18. Volunteers are needed for set-up, tear-down and more. More info: www.portsusan.org, or Leslie Collings at 360-202-3932.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a few volunteers. The center needs a person or team to build some A-board road signs to use for special events; a front desk volunteer for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; volunteers to transport seniors to medical appointments; a volunteer to check in clients for most Wednesday foot clinics; substitute drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors; and volunteers for various duties at upcoming special events. The Second Chance Thrift Shop also needs volunteers, including help with displaying items, tidying displayed items and for Friday and Saturday shifts. More info: 360-387-0222.
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.
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, go to www.dvs-snoco.org 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 johnm@ccsww.org, 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 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 jerri.wood@cancer.org.
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 cherissew@ccsww.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: vlp@everettcc.edu, 425-388-9524.
Hands of Hope Food Bank: This Volunteers of America Food Bank, at 9021 Evergreen Way in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Send checks to P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206. Food donation and client hours are 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. More info: Leann Geiger, senior director of Basic Services, at 425-259-3191.
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.
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.
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, hmnsoc@aol.com, www.saveourdogsandcats.org.
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 hhhvrcfounder@netzero.com.
SENIORS
Table tennis: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Five tables with paddles and balls provided. Cost is $1 per session. For ages 50 and older. More info: 425-257-8780.
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: 425-257-8780.
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.
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.
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.

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