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Published: Friday, August 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra: Calendar

Events
Car show: Granite Falls' annual Show N' Shine is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday. 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.
Bird walk: The Pilchuck Audubon Society leads a tour of the Corson Natural Area, Aug. 4. Meet at 8 a.m. at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave., in the northwest corner of the parking lot across from Smith Avenue from the station building to carpool. More info: 206-619-2383, tnight@pobox.com.
Dig Into Reading: 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Go beyond books with book trailers, secret puzzles, multimedia activities, character collaborations and more. Free event. More info: 360-568-2898.
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.
Benefit car wash: Everett Community College nursing students will hold a fundraiser car wash, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 10 at Les Schwab, 4805 Evergreen Way in Everett. Monetary donations will help pay for supplies for a December trip to the Dominican Republic to provide care for impoverished families. Supplies also are welcome. More info: cwhedon@everettcc.edu, 425-388-9462.
Mutt Strut: Dog lovers and their mutts are welcome to celebrate at this free annual event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Langus Riverfront Park, 400 Smith Island Road near the Everett Animal Shelter. Competitions, dog walk, information booths and more. Registration required at the event to compete. More info: www.everettwa.gov.
Car show: The Collectors Car Show and Outdoor Market comes to Camano Island again, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Admission is free. Car show, live entertainment, barbecue, beer garden, poker run. More info: 360-387-0222, www.camanocenter.org.
North and South Dakota picnic: noon Aug. 10 at Church Creek Park, 27211 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Bring your own tableware, beverages (no alcohol) and chair. Anyone with Dakota connections is welcome. More info: 360-629-3405, community@scnews.com.
SENIORS
Social and Vendor Fair: The Mill Creek Senior Center plans a free senior social and vendor fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the WSU Extension auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE in Everett. Includes food samples. More info: 425-948-7170.
Senior Health Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 8 at Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW. Free resources and giveaways, along with complimentary lunch to the first 80 seniors.
Medicare Q-and-A: Jen Rosenbrook of Senior Services State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors coordinator, will hold a free information session Aug. 30 in Lynnwood to discuss planned changes to Medicare coming in 2014. The information session is set for 1-2:30 p.m. at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. Registration is required. Call 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: 425-257-8780.
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.
Family support group: Meets next from 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 12 (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. Aug. 15 (third Thursday) in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: kim@kimsfocus.net.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 (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, plans its annual picnic, 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.
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
Donate blankets: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County seeks new or very gently used twin blankets and towels for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Items may be dropped off at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. Contact Stephanie Civey, special events and marketing coordinator, at stephanie@dvs-snoco.org for other drop-off locations.
Help at Bird Fest: Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, to be held Sept. 6-8, celebrates birds and nature. Learn more at www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org. Volunteers are needed for the registration table, monitoring speakers, and kids' activities on Sept. 7. If you can help out for even a couple of hours, contact Sally Lider at 425-771-0227 or sally.lider@edmondswa.gov.
Vendors needed: Stanwood Community and Senior Center seeks vendors for an auto-related swap meet planned for Aug. 4. More info: Sandy, 360-629-7403.
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. Saturday 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.
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. Saturday 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.
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.
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.
Volunteer with equine: All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville seeks a variety of volunteers. More info: 425-263-6390, 206-933-0327, allbreedhorserescue.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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