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

Community Extra: Calendar

Events
Musical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. today at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and enjoy the music. Hot coffee and refreshments provided. More info: Don King, 360-658-8107.
Rummage sale: Proceeds from Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church's rummage sale, running 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday, will help pay for school and health kits sent to foreign countries. The church is at 36817 143rd Place SE in Startup. More info: 360-793-0134.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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 Saturday. 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.
Community Planting Day: Help plant a sustainable garden and learn more about native plants, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island. The workshop is free. RSVP to camanoplantingday.eventbrite.com. More info: Kate, 425-335-5634 ext. 119.
Solar Tour: Learn about solar power Saturday 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.
Interactive garden opening: A water-themed garden designed to get local children playing outside will hold an open house, 2-4 p.m. Saturday at 3602 Everett Ave. in Everett. The garden is housed by a local speech therapist and was spearheaded by Victoria Truswell, an Everett Girl Scout Cadette who is working on her Silver Award. More info: 425-259-7285.
Chili feed: Catholic Daughters Court St. Rita 957 raise money for charities they support in the Everett area with a chili feed, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Magdalen parish hall, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. Cost is $5. Mild and spicy chili, cornbread, salad and dessert, along with music, raffles and silent auction. More info: 425-337-3077.
Railroad talk: Everett Public Library Northwest Room historian David Dilgard tells what happened in 1888 when the Seattle, Lake Shore, & Eastern Railway came to Snohomish. This free program will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-257-8000.
Coffee with mayor: Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring invites residents and business owners in the Lakewood and north Marysville areas for coffee and conversation, 10-11 a.m. Sept. 24 at the International House of Pancakes, 16518 Twin Lakes Ave. in the Lakewood Crossing Shopping Center. RSVP by today to Leah Ingram at 360-363-8091 or lingram@marysvillewa.gov.
Introduction to 4-H: WSU Snohomish County 4-H hosts an "Introduction to 4-H: my4-H," 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Livestock Pavilion at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Youth in kindergarten through 12th grades can participate in 4-H. Learn more about the programs and ask questions. RSVP to maner@wsu.edu or call 425-357-6044.
Bullying forum: Sno-Isle Libraries presents this free community discussion on bullying, 7-8:30 p.m. 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.
Lego Lab: Kids are invited to create with Legos and Roylco Straws, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 27 (fourth Friday) at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. More info 360-568-2898.
Metal recycling: Cascade High School's cross-country team holds a metal and electronics recycling event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28 in the school parking lot, 801 E. Casino Road, Everett. Cash donations also accepted. More info: Peg, 425-210-9165.
Aviation Day: Celebrate Arlington Airport Appreciation Day on Sept. 28 with free flights for kids ages 8-17 sponsored by the Young Eagles, along with B-25 rides, tractor rides, helicopter tours, crafts, face-painting, food and more. Most events are free. The airport is at 18204 59th Ave. NE. More info: 360-403-3470.
SENIORS
Enhance Fitness: A new session of the low-impact aerobics class for ages 50 and older runs 8:45-9:45 a.m. weekdays through Oct. 22 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. No experience needed. Classes started Sept. 18. Cost for the five-week session is $45 if attending five days each week, $30 if attending three days each week. Group Health Medicare members can take the class for free. More info: 425-257-8780.
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.
Double-deck pinochle: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.
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
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 (fourth Thursday) at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive in Everett. Support and information for people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends also invited. More info: Maurine at 425-338-1395 or maurinemoyer@aol.com, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 (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.
Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims: A drop-in Violence Victims Support Group event will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island. Registration is not required. More info: 360-387-6201.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. today (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Parkinson's disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28 (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.
Violence victims: Next support meeting is 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. More info: 360-387-6201.
WAYS TO HELP
PJ sewing party today: Do you have sewing skills? The Snohomish County CTAs (Clothing and Textile Advisors) are calling for volunteers to sew flannel pajamas for children brought to Safe Place prior to being placed in foster care. The sewing party will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the classroom behind the WSU Extension Office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE in Everett. Pajamas are cut out and ready to sew. Just bring your sewing machine, basic sewing tools and lunch. More info: Carla, at 206-595-9717 or carla.peery@wsu.edu.
Operation Desert Comfort: Everett Elks members will be at Broadway QFC from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday collecting items to fill a 1950s vintage Ford truck as a part of Operation Desert Comfort. The goal is to obtain enough items to fill 100 boxes that will be sent to U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. Lists of items will be available and include treats like hard candy, gum, sunflower seeds and dried fruit. The boxes will be shipped in time for Christmas.
Friendship Walk: Volunteers as well as participants are welcome at Village Community Services' Friendship Walk and Car Wash, to be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Legion Gazebo Park, 114 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington. Proceeds from the walk benefit Voices of the Village performance ensemble for people who have developmental disabilities. A car wash runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cenex Co-op Supply down the street. More info: Michelle Dietz at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or resource@villagecommunitysvcs.org.
Make-a-Blanket Day: Project Linus Blanketeers need help making quilts, afghans and fleece blankets to be donated to kids who have experienced traumatic life events in Snohomish County. Volunteers are needed to help sew, iron, inspect, pin, fringe and tie. Come anytime between 12 and 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Evergreen Way, Everett. Materials, equipment, snacks and door prizes provided. No experience is required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Can't come? Make a quilt, afghan or fleece blanket and drop it off at the store. Donations of fabric, yarn, and other sewing supplies also are welcome. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.
ELL teachers: English-language-learner teachers are needed for evening Wednesday classes to be offered starting Oct. 9 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church, 2619 Cedar St. in Everett. More info: Juanita, 425-355-6005.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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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