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Published: Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

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Events
Teen Afterhours: The Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., is open 6:30-8:30 p.m. today for teens only. Play Wii U, Rock Band, Kinect, board games and more. For ages 12-18. Free food and no shushing. More info: 425-771-1933.
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.
School play, Everett: Everett High School presents "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play," 7 p.m. today, Saturday and Nov. 22-23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 24 in the school's Little Theater, 2416 Colby Ave. The evening includes three Hitchcock classics: "The Lodger," "Sabotage" and "The 39 Steps." Tickets are $7, $5 for students
School play, Lake Stevens: Lake Stevens High School performs "Peter Pan," 6 p.m. today, Saturday and Nov. 21-23, and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center, 2908 113th Ave. NE. Tickets are $10, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for kids age 10 and younger.
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.
Career fair: Learn about career opportunities at 15 community and technical colleges at a diversity career fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Everett Community College's Whitehorse Hall, 2000 Tower St. Colleges are recruiting diverse talent for jobs in instruction, counseling, library services and administration. The event is free. Registration is encouraged. Email recruiting@everettcc.edu to RSVP.
Pictures with Santa: CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, sponsors its annual Pictures with Santa for families and their pets, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store, 8815 272nd St. NW in Stanwood. Cost is $20 for one CD with four different pictures. All proceeds benefit CASA. More info: 360-387-1902.
Artcycle: Families are invited to drop in 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., to create art from recycled materials. Grab a brown paper bag stuffed full of mystery items and get to work. Free. More info: 360-568-2898.
Coin and Stamp Show: The Everett Coin Club show runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday in the hall behind Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12810 35th Ave. SE, Everett. Free admission, kids prizes, door prizes, raffle. Peruse domestic and international coins and paper money, gold, silver, stamps, collectibles, books and jewelry. More info: www.everettcoinclub.org.
Enzymes and Digestion Lab: Teens are invited to find out what happens to all that Thanksgiving food we'll be eating next week once it hits our stomachs, 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. More info: 360-435-3033.
JFK talk: Everett Community College professor Jason Ripper explores the effects of the Kennedy assassination in a free talk, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-257-7640.
School play, Edmonds: Edmonds-Woodway High School presents "The Dining Room," 7 p.m. Nov. 21-23 and 3 p.m. Nov. 24 on the campus at 7600 212th St. SW. The Dining Room is a patchwork play of 18 overlapping scenes. Tickets are $7 at the door.
School play, EvCC: Everett Community College performs "The Seagull," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 5-7 in Baker Hall room 120 on the campus at 2000 Tower St., Everett. The drama, written by Anton Chekhov, is the story of unrequited love at a lake-side residence in the Russian countryside. Admission is by donation. The play is open to the public, except children age 5 and younger. More info: 425-388-9525.
Healthy Lung Day: Learn more about respiratory care and how lungs function at the Healthy Lung Day Mini Health Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Providence Regional Medical Center, 1700 13th St., Everett. Free screenings and interactive displays, as well as a short presentation by thoracic surgeon Dr. Kimberly Costas. More info: 425-404-6776.
Guerrilla art: School-age children are invited to make silly and shareable projects, 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. More info: 360-435-3033.
Community concert: The nonprofit North Cascades Concert Band, a 50-piece community band, performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. The concert will take a musical tour of Europe, Russia, the Caribbean and United States. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $5 students, and $25 families, available at the door. More info: www.nccband.org.
BAZAARS
Cascade seniors bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday at the Cascade Senior Center, 1115 Darrington St., Darrington. Large selection of gift baskets and holiday items, as well as a bake sale and lunch.
Scandinavian Christmas Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. Free admission. Two floors of handcrafted items, holiday decorations, jewelry, sweaters, linens, lefse, krumkake, demonstrations, music, raffles, and much more. Lunch available 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Traditional Norwegian dinner ($12) available 4-7 p.m. Saturday.
Craft bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Gift basket silent auction, homemade goodies and crafts, lunch and refreshments, homemade lefse and entertainment. More info: 425-252-0413.
Homemade for the Holidays: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave. in Everett. Enter the east side of the building. Bakery goods, jams and jellies, candies, and cookies along with needlework projects. Soup, pie, roll and coffee available for $5. All proceeds are for local charities supported by United Methodist Women.
Mill Creek Lions Club bazaar: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Penny Creek Elementary School, 4117 132nd St. SE, Everett. More than 55 vendors.
Order Up Gift Show: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Independent consultants from over 20 sales groups. More info: 360-363-8450.
Holiday Gift Benefit: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pilchuck Elementary School, 12806 20th St. NE in Lake Stevens. School proceeds benefit its Leader In Me character education program. Free admission with a donation of a nonperishable food item. A wide variety of gifts, including low-cost items suitable as stocking stuffers or that students can buy for teachers or parents, as well as kids activities, entertainment, demonstrations and an auction that includes a Thanksgiving cake and wine-making classes. More info: Kristin, 425-350-6187.
Fall bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Crafts, holiday items, and foods for sale.
Holiday bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville. Proceeds support Kloz 4 Kidz.
Holiday Craft Village: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20 in Woodway Hall 202 on the campus of Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Handcrafted items made by students, alumni, and employees, including jewelry, stationary, knitted and crocheted items, ceramics and pottery, soap, decorations, and more. Door prizes and raffles. A portion of revenues goes to the Edmonds Community College Foundation. More info: www.edcc.edu.
Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22-23 at All Aboard, 2507 Broadway, Everett. Vendors, wreaths, raffles, hot apple cider and cookies. More info: 425-327-5533.
Bali Bazaar: 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Cross View Church, 604 Avenue C in Snohomish. Handcrafted items from Bali, including wooden items, baskets, jewelry, purses, silk scarves, toys, decorations and more. All proceeds benefit My Father's House, a nonprofit orphanage in Bali, Indonesia, that is administered by Snohomish residents Kim and Brian Boyer. The Friday preview includes a presentation on the orphanage.
Holiday Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Homemade items, huge bake sale, and lunch available.
Helping Horses: Northwest Equine Stewardship Center holds a bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23 next to Abbey Antiques, 307 N. Madison in downtown Monroe. Shopping, hot lunch, refreshments, raffles, photos with Santa the mini horse, sponsorship opportunities and more. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit horse rehabilitation center. More info: 360-794-0870.
Holiday Garden Art & Crafts: The Arlington Garden Club event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Gleneagle Country Club, 7619 E. Country Club Drive in Arlington. More than 50 vendors offer a wide selection of arts and crafts. Prize drawings, too. More info: www.arlingtongardenclub.org.
Gift For Life: The Park Avenue Agents sample sale benefitting Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is set for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Jan. 12, at 22824 100th Ave. W., Edmonds. Donated toys, books, home accessories, gifts and more at wholesale prices. Closed holidays. More info: www.giftforlife.org.
WAYS TO HELP
Sky Valley Food Bank: Donations of cash or holiday food for Thanksgiving meals can be dropped off 8-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays at 233 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Thanksgiving food will be distributed to clients 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 25 for last names M-Z and Nov. 26 for last names A-L. Working clients and students will be served 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 25. More info: 360-794-7959.
Giving Trees: The Salvation Army seeks individuals and groups to host Giving Trees, which collect new, unwrapped gifts for needy children in the area. More info: SalvationArmyNW.org.
Food drive: Health First Chiropractic holds a food drive for the Marysville Food Bank Nov. 18-27. If someone donates two bags of non-perishable groceries they will receive $513 in chiropractic services. The office is at 1519 Ninth St., Suite 101, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1987.
Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds its next volunteer information session on Nov. 20 (third Wednesday). More info: Joanie, 425-261-4815.
Coat drive: Edmonds Yacht Club is holding a Coat Drive for the months of November and December. Bring new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves or socks to 326 Admiral Way, Edmonds. Donations benefit Clothes For Kids, a Lynnwood-based nonprofit. Infant, child and youth sizes are needed.
Host families: The nonprofit International Student Exchange and Cultural Academic Student Exchange seeks host families for foreign exchange students attending Snohomish County high schools January to June 2014 and for the 2014-15 school year. Families provide a bed and meals. More info: Area Coordinator Robin Scott at 425-231-3220 or robinlscott@hotmail.com.
Food and toys needed: The Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store seeks donations of food and new toys. Red giving barrels will be at more than 60 participating locations. Turkeys, hams, new toys, stocking stuffers, cash cards, candy, and wrapping supplies also can be dropped off 8 a.m.-noon Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays at the food bank, 4150 88th St. NE. Unwrapped gifts for newborns to teenagers also can be left at Tree of Giving locations around the city. Volunteers also are needed at the food bank (360-658-1054) and holiday toy store (360-659-4659).
Thanksgiving meals: The Everett Gospel Mission seeks Thanksgiving donations. Every $2.05 provides a full holiday meal to one homeless man, woman or child. More info: www.egmission.org, 425-750-2500.
Food bank pledges: Snohomish Community Food Bank seeks pledges for holiday meals and gifts. For Thanksgiving, pledges of 100, 200 or 400 quantity of an item are needed, with delivery by Nov. 22. Christmas gifts need pledges of 25 quantity, by age and gender of a child, with delivery by Dec. 12. Christmas food pledges of 100, 200 or 400 quantity of an item are needed, with delivery by Dec. 19. More info: Elizabeth, 360-568-7993. Farm volunteers: The Farm Outreach, 11212 92nd St. SE in Snohomish, plans its Miracle on 92nd Street Christmas program Dec. 8 for homeless children and their families and seeks volunteers to help set up and serve at the event. The event runs 1-4 p.m. and volunteers need to show up by 9 a.m. More info: Pam, 425-319-2196.
Christmas wreaths: All Aboard, an activities program for adults with special needs, is taking orders for fresh, 20-inch wreaths filled with berries and pine cones. Cost is $20. Delivery will be the week of Thanksgiving. More info: Cherie at 425-327-5533 or bookkeeper@frontier.com.
Candy for troops, Monroe: Drop off your extra Halloween candy to be sent to U.S. troops serving overseas. The drive ends today Nov. 15. Drop-off sites include Sweet Indulgence, 19555 U.S. 2 in Monroe. For other sites and more information, go to www.treatsforourtroops.org or call 206-948-3933.
Candy for troops, Everett: The Operation Gratitude candy drive ends today Nov. 15 at Scrub City, 7430 Evergreen Way, Suite 102, Everett. Pick-up service available. More info: 425-903-3901.
Clothing donations: The Farm Outreach seeks donations of gently used, warm coats, hats and gloves for children and teens. Donations can be delivered to 1001 Avenue D in Snohomish.
Toy drive: The Goldwing Touring Association Chapter C's annual toy drive to benefit Christmas House runs through Dec. 13. Donations can be dropped off at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, Everett. Toys must be new or like-new. Pick-up service available. More info: Kathy Leon, 206-362-4250 or Kathy-Leon@comcast.net.
Bazaar vendors: All Aboard seeks vendors for his holiday bazaar, to be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22-23. No fee and no commission, just a donated item to be raffled off. More info: Cherie at 425-327-5533 or bookkeeper@frontier.com.
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. Meets next on Dec. 1 (first Sunday) 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 events. The group meets next from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 (second Tuesday) 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 machines. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.
Food bank, Snohomish: The Snohomish Community Food Bank needs reliable volunteers to assist with various duties. More info: Megan Kuehl at 360-568-7993 or megan@snohomishfoodbank.org.
Salt of the Earth: The Everett soup kitchen seeks volunteer drivers. Vehicle provided. Volunteers must be licensed and insured. Help is needed on various days. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Food bank, Everett: Hands of Hope, a 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.
Food bank, Arlington: Arlington Community Food Bank seeks donations and volunteers. Volunteers are needed for varied tasks. The food bank is at 18810 59th Drive NE. Send checks to 16821 Smokey Point Blvd., PMB 224, Arlington, WA 98223. More info: acfoodbank@frontier.com, or leave a message at 360-435-1631.
temporarily trim while holiday listing is in above/save in notes Food bank, Marysville: 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 at Marysville Community Food Bank. The food bank is at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1054, http://marysvillefoodbank.org.
Work clothing, YWCA: The YWCA Working Women's Wardrobe program is in need of personal care and feminine hygiene products and also large department store clothing bags. The items may be dropped off at 3301 Broadway, Everett. Working Wardrobe provides interview- or work-appropriate clothing free to over 1,100 women a year. More info: 425-258-2766.
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.
Help with wardrobes: 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.
Baby items needed: The YWCA of Snohomish County seeks donations of disposable diapers, baby wipes, baby lotion, formula, food and baby and toddler toys. Drop donations off at the YWCA Family Village of Lynnwood, 19703 68th Ave. W. More info: Cheryl, 425-770-5931.
Assist with equine: All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville seeks a variety of volunteers. More info: 425-263-6390, 206-933-0327, allbreedhorserescue.com.
Help wildlife, Arlington: Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, located in Arlington, seeks volunteers to help in its wildlife care clinic. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. More info: www.sarveywildlife.org or info@sarveywildlife.org.
Help wildlife, Lynnwood: PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood 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.
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.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, has a variety of volunteer opportunities and needs. More info: 360-387-0222.
Senior center, Arlington: The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, has a variety of volunteer opportunities. More info: 360-653-4551 or program@stillycenter.com.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older for a variety of volunteer opportunities at schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at johnm@ccsww.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hospital gift shop, Monroe: The gift shop at Valley General Hospital in Monroe needs reliable volunteers to work three-hour shifts. The gift shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. More info: Janie, vghgiftshop@gmail.com.
Hospital gift shop, Everett: 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.
Veterans center: 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.
SENIORS
Fallen Heroes Project: Meet artist Michael Reagan at 1:30 p.m. today at Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Place in Mukilteo. More info: 425-493-8555.
Memory screening: Free and confidential memory screening for National Memory Screening Day will be offered 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Emeritus Senior Living at Stanwood, 7212 265th St. NW. RSVP by Monday by calling 360-629-3445.
Federal retirees meet: National Federation of Retired Federal Employees hosts its annual health fair, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Snohomish County PUD building in Edmonds, at 21018 Highway 99. Various health providers will hand out literature and answer questions regarding their secondary plans supplementing Medicare. All federal retirees and those nearing retirement are welcome. Free parking behind PUD building.
Turkey dinner: Members of the Everett Fire Department and friends will serve a turkey dinner to senior citizens age 50 and older on Nov. 24 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. The event is free to seniors, but reservations are required and can be made by phone at 425-257-8780 or in person at the senior center counter. There will be three seatings: 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. A nonperishable food donation also is appreciated.
Social time: The Ken Baxter Community Center offers a free weekly coffee, pastry and social time, 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays (except holidays). The community center is at 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Open to seniors who want to sit, relax and enjoy each other's company near a river rock fireplace. Sponsored by the Cottages at Marysville. More info: 360-363-8450.
Stretch and Tone: This class includes stretching and strengthening exercises for an effective workout from the safety of a seated position, 10-10:45 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.
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.[OPT TRIM [OpenSingle]SENIORS' END / LEAVE IN NOTES]
ASSISTANCE
Swedish/Edmonds: A variety of free support groups and fee-based health classes are offered at the hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: www.swedish.org/classes.***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.
Lymphedema support group: Meets next from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 21 (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. today (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Meets next at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 (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.
Parkinson's disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23 (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.
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: Meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 20 (third Wednesday, except December) 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.

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