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Published: Friday, September 13, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

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Events
Paws for a Cause: Tonight's football match-up between Glacier Peak and Snohomish high schools will include a fundraiser for Free the Children. Student body leaders from both schools will sell Panther and Grizzly paws to raise money. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium, both schools' home field, at Seventh Street and Avenue D.
Garage sale: The Sultan Sportsmen's Club's annual garage sale is set for 9 a.m. today through Sunday at the West Main Street gazebo. Proceeds benefit Mark Peters and family. Peters is undergoing costly treatments for stage four glioma brain tumors. More info: loveformark.com.
Health screening: A free health risk assessment for adults 18 years and older will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave. W. No appointment needed; first-come, first-served.
Metal drive, Scouts: This Boy Scouts Venture Crew 148 fundraiser is set for 9-3 p.m. Saturday at two locations: behind Albertson's on Oaks Street at Woods Creek Road in Monroe, and in the parking lot of First Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave. in Everett. Most metal items accepted; no cars, refrigerators or freezers. More info: 148fundraiser@gmail.com.
Metal drive, Seagulls: The Seagulls Band Boosters hold a scrap metal drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Everett High School, 2416 Colby Ave. No tires, glass, plastic, wood, TVs or monitors.
Park opening: Ballinger Park opens Saturday. A brief opening ceremony is set for 9 a.m., followed by a volunteer clean-up event to mark National Day of Service. The new park is at 23000 Lakeview Drive in Mountlake Terrace. More info: 425-776-1811.
Touch-A-Truck: Marysville's Touch-A-Truck lets kids get in the driver's seats of the city's biggest heavy-duty rigs, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Asbery Field at Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St. NE. See dump trucks, a backhoe, vactor truck, police vehicles, street sweeper, fire engines, garbage trucks, a Community Transit Double-Tall bus and more. Free admission. Bring a donation for the Marysville Food Bank. No pets. More info: 360-363-8400.
Health fair: Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics holds a free Health and Safety Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The hospital is at 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave. in Arlington. Learn more about getting and staying healthy, get free or low-cost health screenings, and learn about emergency preparedness. More info: www.cascadevalley.org or 360-618-7848.
Free sew: Quilters and quilter wannabes are invited to join Busy Bee Quilters for a free sew, anytime between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the classroom at Ben Franklin, 19505 Highway 2, Monroe. Visit, watch, learn, sew, or quilt. Bring your own equipment and supplies. More info: Karen, 360-568-7980.
Kimberly Clark picnic: Milltown Credit Union invites members as well as former employees and retirees of Kimberly Clark to a potluck picnic, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Legion Park, 11611 Three Lakes Road in Snohomish. Hot dogs and soda will be provided. Bring a favorite potluck dish to share. Proceeds from a raffle go to Children's Miracle Network. RSVP requested. More info: 425-252-5139.
Dia de la Independencia: The Mukilteo Library celebrates Mexican Independence Day with a family fiesta, 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Stories, songs and music with Marco Cortes, followed by crafts and refreshments. More info: 425-493-8202.
Vaux's Swifts: Celebrate the arrival of the second-largest roost of these birds at the free 2013 Swift Night Out, 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Monroe Wagner Center, 639 W. Main St. Proceeds of a spaghetti dinner and dessert benefit Monroe Vaux's Swift programs. Larry Switters provides a lecture. Kids activities and more. More info: pilchuckaudubon.org.
Pet adoption: Wags & Whiskers, a pet adoption event and block party, will be held 12-3 p.m. Sunday 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: SnohomishStationAH.com
Waffle breakfast: The Mill Creek Senior Center plans a waffle and pancake breakfast fundraiser, 8:30-11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek. Suggested donation is $10. More info: 425-948-7170.
Wolverines: Learn about the status of wolverines from U.S. Forest Service scientist Keith Aubry, 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Register in advance by calling 425-316-8592. Cost is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. More info: www.streamkeeper.org.
Bullying forum: Sno-Isle Libraries presents this free community discussion on bullying, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Henry M. Jackson High School, 1508 136th St. SE in Mill Creek, and Sept. 26 at Coupeville High School, 501 S. Main St. Panelists will take questions from the public. Seating is first come, first served. More info: www.sno-isle.org.
Rummage sale: Proceeds from Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church's rummage sale, running 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21, will help pay for school and health kits sent to foreign countries. Sale items also can be donated 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19. The church is at 36817 143rd Place SE in Startup. More info: 360-793-0134.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Thin, rolled pancakes with strawberries and syrup, along with ham and beverages. Cost is $5; children under age 4 are free. More info: 425-334-0421.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 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.
Port Susan open house: South Camano Grange opens its doors 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 21. The grange is at 2227 S. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Speakers are Tamara Neuffer of the Stillaguamish Tribe's Natural Resources Department, and Karen Prasse, librarian and author of "Images of America: Camano Island." Open house is part of the Keep Port Susan Healthy project. Families welcome. No registration required.
Trafficking talk: Humanities Washington presents state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles speaking on "Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Meter Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads," 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 21 in Snohomish Hall Room 304-A and B at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The event is free. More info: www.humanities.org/calendar-events.
Solar Tour: Learn about solar power on Sept. 21 with tours of local solar manufacturing companies and private homes. Kick-off events will be at OutBack Power Technologies, 1782 59th Ave. NE in Arlington, which will open its doors 9-11 a.m., and at Silicon Energy, 33506 124th St. NE in Marysville, which offers tours 10 a.m.-noon. More info: 360-403-0515.
SENIORS
Enhance Fitness: A new session of the low-impact aerobics class for ages 50 and older starts Sept. 18 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. No experience needed. Classes run 8:45-9:45 a.m. weekdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 22. Cost is $45 per week for five-day session, or $30 per week for three-day session. Group Health Medicare members can take the class for free. More info: 425-257-8780.
Comedy cabaret: Lynn Ruth Miller, a senior comedian, singer and dancer, brings her "Approaching 80: A Comedy Cabaret" to the Edmonds Senior Center, 5 p.m. Sept. 19. The senior center is at 220 Railroad Ave. Italian dinner included. Cost is $15 members, $25 non-members. More info: 425-774-5555.
Stretch and Tone: This class includes stretching and strengthening exercises for an effective workout from the safety of a seated position, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $1 per class. More info: 425-257-8780.
Medicare Matters: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Get the latest information before enrollment starts in October. More info: Adele, 360-653-4551 ext. 234.
Defensive driving: An AARP defensive driving course will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Marysville Fire Station 66. The Ken Baxter Community Center is taking registrations. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 non-members. Open to adults age 55 and older. More info: 360-363-8450.
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.
ASSISTANCE
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. Oct. 14 (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. Sept. 19 (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. Sept. 20 (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. to noon Sept. 14 (second Saturday) at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE. More info: Nancy Toth, 360-435-6111.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Meets next at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 (third Monday) at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. This is the Everett chapter of the national support group. More info: www.pflag.org.
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.
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: Meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 18 (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: 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
Help wildlife: Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, located in Arlington, seeks volunteers to help in its wildlife care clinic. Volunteers must be 14 years old. More info: www.sarveywildlife.org or info@sarveywildlife.org.
Donate clothing: Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road in Everett, seeks help with its Community Meals program through donations of gently used or new cold-weather clothing, including boots, shoes, sweaters, coats, gloves and warm socks for both kids and adults. Children's books and magazines also are needed. All donations appreciated.
Friendship Walk: Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, and clean-up at Village Community Services' Friendship Walk and Car Wash, to be held Sept. 28 at the Legion Park Gazebo in Arlington. Proceeds from the walk benefit Voices of the Village performance ensemble for people who have developmental disabilities. More info: Michelle Dietz at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or resource@villagecommunitysvcs.org.
Food bank: The Snohomish Community Food Bank needs reliable volunteers to assist with various duties. There are multiple volunteer positions open throughout the week, Monday through Saturday. More info: Megan Kuehl at 360-568-7993 or megan@snohomishfoodbank.org.
Volunteers needed: Clothes For Kids, a Lynnwood nonprofit that provides wardrobes for low-income families, seeks volunteers to help sort clothes, stock shelves, assist shoppers and more. Available shifts are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. More info: www.clothesforkids.org or Nancy Laird Burris at 425-741-6500.
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.
Calling stitchers: 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. the second Tuesday of the month 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.
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.
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. 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, has a variety of volunteer opportunities and needs. 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 Community Food Bank: Send checks to 16821 Smokey Point Blvd., PMB 224, Arlington, WA 98223. Volunteers are needed to pick up groceries Monday through Friday at various merchants, sort food (various days during the week), serve clients food (6-7 p.m. Tuesday and 1-2 p.m. Friday), computer entries and other tasks. The food bank is located at 18810 59th Drive NE, near the Arlington Airport. More info: acfoodbank@frontier.com, or leave a message at 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, http://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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