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Published: Friday, September 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra: Opportunities

Bingo: Help raise money for flagpole
The Silvana Fair Board sponsors a bingo night, 6 p.m. Sunday at Viking Hall, 1331 Pioneer Highway in Silvana. Cost is $10. A snack bar also will be available. Proceeds from the night will go towards the purchase of a permanent flagpole for the Memorial Garden.
The garden was added in 2011 and honors fair board members who have passed away.
Quilt: Learn or watch at 'free sew' event
Quilters and quilter wannabes are invited to join Busy Bee Quilters for a free sew, anytime from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the classroom at Ben Franklin, 19505 U.S. 2, Monroe.
Anyone interested in quilting can join the club to visit, watch, learn, sew or quilt. Bring your own equipment and supplies.
More info: Karen, 360-568-7980
Volunteer: Clean parks in Mountlake Terrace
A Parks Volunteer Cleanup Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at Ballinger Park located at 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace. The Recreation Park Advisory Commission and the Neighborhood Park Improvement Subcommittee invite the community to help clean up the park as part of the National Day of Service in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Volunteers should arrive with gardening gloves and tools. Groups should register with Parks and Facilities Superintendent Ken Courtmanch in advance.
More info: 425-776-1811
Celebrate: Mexican Independence in Mukilteo
A "Celebración del Día de la Independencia" -- Mexican Independence Day -- is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
The free and bilingual family event will feature Marco Cortes, a singer, musician and storyteller. Cortes, born in Chile, now lives in Seattle. His music celebrates different Latin American cultures and is especially geared toward younger children.
Crafts and refreshments will follow.
More info: 425-493-8202
Perform: Orchestra seeks new members
Music Hall Community Orchestra seeks additional string and wind players. Rehearsals are 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Music Hall next to Macy's in the Everett Mall. All comers welcome.
More info: 360-926-8687
Learn: Tips for parents of preschoolers
A new program for parents of 3- to 5-year-olds in Lake Stevens will start soon. An informational meeting is set for 7-8 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Lake Stevens School District offices, 12309 22nd St. NE.
Ready for Kindergarten includes free parent classes, child care, dinner, materials and more.
More info: Leslie Elsemore, 425-334-8081,
Sew: Help make blankets for kids
Volunteers of all ages are needed to help Project Linus make quilts and blankets to be donated to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events.
The group meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett.
Materials and equipment provided. No experience required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine.
More info: Diane, 425-252-4524
Enjoy: Concert benefits Josephine
The Mac Frampton Trio headlines "Bridge the Gap," a fundraising concert and silent auction for Stanwood's Josephine Sunset Home, 2 p.m. Sept. 15. The concert will be held at the McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon.
Tickets are $25-$35; children age 12 and under are $10. Proceeds help cover the gap between the actual cost of medical care for long-term care residents and what is covered by Medicaid.
More info:
Adopt: Bring a pet home at block party
Wags & Whiskers, a pet adoption event and block party, will be held 12-3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Snohomish Station Animal Hospital, located in the Snohomish Station shopping enter on Bickford Avenue. Multiple local shelters and animal welfare organizations will be on hand.
More info:

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