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Published: Friday, February 28, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

Community Extra: Calendar

EVENTS
Meet Your Farmer: Learn about school gardens, education, CSA shares and urban agriculture at this local farming event, 6-8 p.m. today at Olivia Park Elementary School, 200 108th St. SE, Everett.
School play: Edmonds-Woodway High School presents Tim Kelly’s comedic “Life on the Bowery,” 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday, in the theater on the high school campus at 7600 212th St. SW, Edmonds. Admission is $7, $5 for students, seniors and children, available at the door. More info: 425-420-7602.
Plant sale: The Snohomish Conservation District plant sale runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Plants, rain barrel kits, free art activities and games for kids, and more. More info: 425-335-5634.
Coin show: The nonprofit Stanwood Coin Club holds a free show and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW. This collector and educational show offers free appraisals, reference material and expert Kibbutz service. Refreshments, raffle, free drawings and more. More info: 425-876-8798.
Cat Walk: The Edmonds Education Association and Edmonds Public Schools and Alumni Foundation celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America with a “Cat Walk” scavenger hunt and other reading activities around downtown Edmonds, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Start at Revelations Yogurt, 527 Main St. More info: edmondspsf.org.
Probability class: “Everything You Need to Know about Probability and Statistics is Probably Wrong” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Arlington’s Hadley Hall community room, 18513 59th Ave. NE. Presented by NWBio Community instructor Eric Nitardy. The class is free; no registration needed. More info: 360-403-3448.
Opening: “Circles of Lives,” a painting collaboration of more than 40 participants from All Aboard, will be unveiled at a ceremony set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Union Bank, 2831 Colby Ave., Everett. All Aboard is an activities program for adults with special needs. More info: 425-327-5533.
Killer whales: “Killer Whale Tales” — part of a free public seminar series from WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers — will be presented 7-8:30 p.m. March 5 at Mukilteo City Hall, 11920 Cyrus Way. No registration is required. More info: 425-357-6020.
Lecture: Cornel West, a nationally prominent activist and lecturer, will speak on “Race in Education: Empowering Andragogy in Educational Institutions,” 5:30 p.m. March 6 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at the Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave, Suite 200, Everett. General admission tickets to the Everett Community College-sponsored event are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. More info: evcccornelwest.eventbrite.com.
Slugs: David George Gordon of the University of Washington talks about “The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane,” 7 p.m. March 6 at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Not for young children. Cost is $5 Foundation members, $7 non-members. Reservations required. Call 425-316-8592.
School play: Jackson High School presents the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” 7 p.m. March 6-8 and 13-15. The campus is at 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek. Tickets are $10, $8 Jackson students, $6 ages 12 and under, at the door or online at www.seatyourself.biz/jacksonhigh. More info: 425-385-7101.
School play: Arlington High School presents Meredith Willson’s musical “The Music Man,” 7 p.m. March 7-8 and March 14-15 and at 1 p.m. March 15. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors and children, at the door or online at www.byrnesperformingarts.org. More info: 360-618-6300.
Nordic Heritage Day: Bothell Sons of Norway holds its annual Nordic Heritage Day celebration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 8 at 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway. Food demonstrations and samples, craft demonstrations, Fjord Horse and genealogy. Lunch available for purchase. Free admission and parking. More info: 425-485-9085.
Bats: Learn about Northwest bats and their importance to our ecosystems at “Bats Don’t Suck,” 2 p.m. March 8 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Dispel some common misconceptions about bats, and build your own cedar bat house. For grades 2 and up. The program is free, but space is limited and registration is required. More info: 360-568-2898.
Bears: An “All About Bears” show comes to the Northwest Stream Center, 1 p.m. March 8, sponsored by the Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation. The center is in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers will be joined by two Karelian bear dogs for the show. Cost is $5 Foundation members, $7 non-members. Reserve a seat by calling 425-316-8592.
WAYS TO HELP
Metal recycling: The Jackson High School Robotics Boosters plan a scrap metal and aluminum recycling fundraiser, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the high school parking lot, 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek. Proceeds support Jackson’s Robotics Team 2910 Jack in the Bot. Acceptable items include washers, dryers, printers (no toner), barbecue grills, cans, chain-link fencing, pots and pans, and more. More info: jhsrobotics@comcast.net.
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 Sunday (and the first Sunday of each 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 events. The group meets next from 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 11 (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.
Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds its next volunteer information session on March 19 (third Wednesday). More info: Joanie, 425-261-4815.
Baxter Center receptionist: The Ken Baxter Community Center, operated by Marysville Parks and Recreation at 514 Delta Ave., seeks a volunteer receptionist. Four-hour shifts available. Duties include customer service, greeting patrons, answering phones, light clerical assignments, making coffee, center tours, giving out information and more. Some computer knowledge in Word, Publisher and Excel is preferred but not required. Two positions available until filled. More info: 360-363-8450 or mburgess@marysvillewa.gov.
Vendors wanted: The Snohomish Senior Center (506 Fourth St.) plans a spring bazaar April 12 and seeks vendors. Tables are $30 for the day. Applications are at the Senior Center and are expected to be posted to www.snohomishcenter.org. More info: Sheryl or Sharon at 360-568-0934.
Food bank, Snohomish: The Snohomish Community Food Bank needs reliable volunteers to assist with various duties. More info: Elizabeth Grant at 360-568-7993 or megan@snohomishfoodbank.org.
Food bank, Lowell: The Lowell Community Food Bank, based at River of Life Community Church in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Help is needed to sort produce 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, as well as break down boxes, feed worm bins, occasionally cook and prepare food, and clean. More info: 206-240-0676.
Food bank, Arlington: Arlington Community Food Bank seeks donations and volunteers. 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.
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, marysvillefoodbank.org.
Help wildlife, Lynnwood: PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants. 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.
Stanwood Camano center: The Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, at 9612 271st St. NW in Stanwood, seeks a variety of volunteers. No experience necessary. The Center is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays. More info: Janet at 360-629-5257 or janet@stanwoodcamanoresources.org.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older to volunteer 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.
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. More info: Amber Guinotte at 425-404-2227 or amber.guinotte@cancer.org. Drivers also are needed to get cancer patients to treatments and appointments. Road to Recovery volunteers use their own vehicles and get mileage reimbursement. More info: Jerri Wood, 425-404-2199 or jerri.wood@cancer.org.
SENIORS
Driving safety class, Everett: The AAA Driver Improvement Program offers its refresher course on defensive driving skills for drivers age 55 and older, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15 at the Sons of Norway Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. Cost is $18. Registration is required: 800-462-3728.
Scrabble: A group plays at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome.
Balance seminar: An “Exercise and Balance” seminar is set for 2 p.m. March 6 at Grandview Village, 5800 64th St. NE, Marysville. Presented by Melanie from the Marysville Care Center. More info: 360-653-2223.
AARP tax assistance: An AARP tax aide will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 15 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. By appointment only, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More info: 360-653-4551.
Driving safety class, Arlington: A “55 Alive” defensive driving class is offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Cost is $12 AARP members, $14 non-members. To sign up, call 360-653-4551.
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