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Published: Friday, September 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra: Opportunities

Walk: Pump it up for blood platelets
A walking and running 5k event to benefit the Platelet Disorder Support Association, a Maryland-based nonprofit, is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday on the track at Cascade High School, 801 E. Casino Road in Everett.
The Everett event is in honor of Gracie Lindal, an Everett third-grader who died in 2011 at age 8 of a bleeding disorder called immune thrombocytopenia, or ITP.
Learn more, register or donate at
Bowl: Special Olympics team seeks members
Special Olympics Bowling for Arlington and Darrington is looking for new members. Team members bowl for free at 11 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 at Rocket Alley, 420 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. People with intellectual disabilities from age 8 on up are welcome to join. An information packet is required ahead of time.
More info: Tom and Karen Barkholz, 360-436-1127.
Donate: Dance gala for special needs
A fundraiser to support the Dance Program for Special Needs Kids will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Dorothy Jayne Studio, 2931 Bond St. in Everett. It will feature founders Alexey Gavrilov and Christie Tipton of Providence Children's Center, dance studio owner Olga Foraponova, and her husband, Dr. Sanford Wright, and other special guests, including firefighters, for a program of dance and refreshments.
Admission is $100 individual or $190 for two at the door. Donations also can be mailed to Special Needs Kids Dance Program, c/o Dorothy Jayne Foundation, 2320 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201.
To view highlights of a dance workshop for special needs kids held in May, visit www.dorothy
More info: 425-231-3530
Luau: Auction benefits Cancer Society
An Aloha! Luau and Silent Auction to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held 2-8 p.m. Saturday at The Fireplace Bar, 2320 Everett Ave., Everett. The 21-and-over event includes a barbecue, silent auction and raffle.
The eighth annual event is spearheaded by the Casper family, of Everett, in memory of close family members. Bar owners Shauna and Bryan Stone will donate a portion of the day's sales.
Rock: 'Glee' musician helps boost drama
Musician Derik Nelson, the guitarist on the hit TV show "Glee" who also has contributed to several other TV shows, will play a full-band pop-rock concert at the Mountlake Terrace High School auditorium, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, to raise money for Mountlake Terrace's drama program. Tickets are $18-$25 and available in advance at Red Onion Burgers, 21005 44th Ave. W., Suite 101 in Mountlake Terrace.
More info: www.edmonds.
Celebrate: Diversity on display in Marysville
The first Marysville Multicultural Fair is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28 to celebrate diversity in the Marysville-Tulalip communities and the many cultures who call the area home. The free event will be in downtown Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave. Enjoy music and dance from around the world on stage in the Rotary Pavilion; experience traditions from other lands through demonstrations and displays; and enjoy the food court where ethnic foods will be available for purchase.
More info: 360-363-8086 or
Serve: Arlington PARC/Tree Board
The city of Arlington seeks volunteers to fill three vacated spots on the Park, Arts and Recreation Commission (PARC)/Tree Board.
Meetings are at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. Applicants must reside in side the urban growth area. Applications are at City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave.
More info: 360-403-3448.
Serve: Mill Creek boards
The city of Mill Creek seeks volunteers to fill three vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The terms expire on Oct. 31, 2016.
Parks board meetings are at 5 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.
Letters of interest are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 4 to City of Mill Creek, attn: Sherrie Ringstad, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012. More info: 425-921-5717.
The city also seeks to fill one mid-term vacancy on the Art/Beautification Advisory Board that expires Oct. 31, 2015. The Art/Beautification board meets at 4 p.m. the second Wednesday.
Send letters of interest to City of Mill Creek, attn: Kelly Chelin, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012. More info: 425-921-5732.
Members of both boards must be city residents.

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