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Published: Friday, June 6, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra: Calendar

Events
Community breakfast: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Cost is $5, $3 for children 10 and under. Sausage, ham, eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and tea.
Challenge Day: Marysville Parks and Recreation holds its annual Healthy Communities Challenge Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Allen Creek Elementary, 6505 60th Drive NE. Local health and fitness information, kids' arts and crafts, seed planting, fitness demonstrations, giveaways, supplies and more. More info: 360-363-8401.
Spaghetti dinner: The Marysville Sons of Italy holds a spaghetti dinner and raffle, 2-6:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 4200 88th St. NE, Marysville. Tickets, at the door, are $12, $5 for children ages 4-10, and free for children under age 4. Raffle tickets are $1 or 15 for $10. Proceeds benefit the Marysville Food Bank and other local charities.
Beavers: The June series of Wildlife Wednesdays by the Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation starts with “All About Beavers,” 7 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Free but reservations required. More info: 425-316-8592.
Sunday dinner: 12-2 p.m. Sunday (and the second Sunday of each month, except when it conflicts with special holidays) at the Horseshoe Grange, 16424 Broadway in Snohomish. Home-style roast beef with mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad and homemade pie. Cost is $9, $4.50 for children ages 6-12. Music with the Old Time and Country Music Association as well. Proceeds support upkeep of the grange. More info: 425-316-1991.
Health fair: A free Madison Community Health and Resource Fair is set for 6-8 p.m. June 12 at Madison Elementary School, 616 Pecks Drive, Everett. Over 25 community groups will share information. Free snacks, activities and raffle basket drawings. All are welcome. Molina Health Care and South Everett Neighborhood Center also sponsor. More info: 425-385-5910.
Vision event: The Camano Center hosts a free vision event 10 a.m.-noon June 13. Services include vision screenings, eyeglass adjustments, and minor eyeglass repairs by North Cascade Eye Associates. Sign up at the front desk at the Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, or call 360-387-0222 for an appointment.
Cupcakes and games: The Mukilteo Library holds an end-of-school celebration with cupcakes and board games, 1 p.m. June 13. The library is at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
Karaoke bingo: 7 p.m. June 13 at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., with doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at www.snohomishcenter.org or $12 at the door. Eight games for $5 and $2 blackouts. Cafe open, and beer and wine for sale, too. More info: 360-568-0934.
Pancake breakfast: The Lake Goodwin Community Club holds a benefit pancake breakfast, craft bazaar and garage sales, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14 at 17323 42nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Breakfast, served until 11 a.m., is $5, $3 for kids under age 12. Proceeds benefit a local high school scholarship fund.
Geocaching for Beginners: Learn about geocaching at a free Marysville Parks and Recreation workshop, 9 a.m.-noon June 14 at Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, starting with a presentation in the barn. All ages welcome; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. Space is limited and registration is required. More info: 360-363-8400 or akingsford@marysvillewa.gov.
Health fair: Lake Stevens Fire and Police hold a free Health and Safety Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14 in the parking lot at Albertson's, 303 91st Ave. NE. Admission is free. Information booths, raffle, tours, child ID cards, health screenings, bicycle safety checks and more. More info: 425-334-3034 or 425-334-9537.
National Marina Day: The Port of Edmonds invites the public to celebrate National Marina Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14 in the public plaza at the marina, 336 Admiral Way. Food, fun and jazz with information, education and demonstrations. More info: 425-774-0549.
Cemetery tour: Historic Everett's Gene Fosheim leads a Flag Day tour of Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery at noon June 14. Meet at the north gate of the cemetary at 4504 Broadway in Everett. Flag and tour sheet included. More info: 425-293-2767.
Ways to help
Fill the Boot: Firefighters with Arlington Local 3728 will hold a Fill the Boot fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at various locations at Smokey Point and in downtown Arlington. Drop donations into a boot and help support MDA's research, health care services, and support programs, including a summer camp for kids in Gig Harbor.
Habitat benefit: An Oso Much Music benefit for Habitat for Humanity's efforts to help mudslide victims is set for 12-8 p.m. Saturday at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington. Music, food and art.
Habitat dinner: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday to benefit Habitat for Humanity projects in the Oso and Darrington areas. Two seatings will be offered, 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8, $4 for children 12 and younger. A freewill offering also will be taken. The church is at 9320 Meadow Way, Everett.
Sew Thoughtful: Join the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13 for their next Sew Thoughtful service project. The group will be making walker bags for Group Health Hospital Rehab. The group meets in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension Office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Walker bag kits provided. Bring your sewing machine, sewing tools and lunch. More info: Carla Peery at 206-595-9717 or carla.peery@wsu.edu.
Clothes donations: Lowell Community Food Bank seeks donations of clothing for a fundraiser. Following the clothing drive, Clothes for the Cause will pick up the donations and provide the food bank with the total of its fundraising effort, measured in dollars per pound. Drop off donations 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 14 or Tuesdays by appointment. The food bank is in the basement of River of Life Community Church at 5218 S. Second Ave., Everett. More info: lowellfoodbank@gmail.com.
Women's mission drive: Indulge Salon and Spa is holding a paper products and cleaning supply drive to benefit the Monroe Women's Gospel Mission. Bring in paper towels, toilet paper and related items to the salon at 114 S. Lewis St. through June 16. More info: 360-794-1618.
Vendors, Camano: Vendors are needed for the Camano Center's Crab Dash on June 21 and Car Show on Aug. 9. More info: 360-387-0222 orcamanocenter.org.
Vendors, Marysville: Marysville Parks and Recreation seeks vendors for its annual “Junk in the Trunk” flea market, set for July 12. Interested vendors can sell garage sale items, household goods, tools, vintage items, antiques, collectibles, crafts and more. Park your car in one space and then sell from the open space next to it for $25. For an application, call 360-363-8450 or email mburgess@marysvillewa.gov.
Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds its next volunteer information session on June 18 (third Wednesday). Registration required. More info: Joanie at 425-261-4815 or Joan.Hemm@providence.org.
Mechanical skills: MSHH Donor Closet in Edmonds seeks help in its work refurbishing medical and mobility equipment for people with multiple sclerosis or other medical needs. Volunteers with mechanical and electrical skills are particularly needed, along with volunteers who can pick up and deliver equipment, clean equipment, or assist people with selecting the right equipment. The Donor Closet is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at 409 Howell Way, Edmonds. More info: Richard Marin at 425-778-3762.
Beach docents: Edmonds Parks and Recreation seeks volunteer Beach Docents this summer at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station. The station is open 12-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and weekdays if staffing is available. Meet and share ideas with visitors, help preserve Edmonds' waterfront beauty, and learn about tidepool plants and animals. Application deadline is June 16 and training begins June 19. If interested, contact Sally Lider at 425-771-0227 or sally.lider@edmondswa.gov.
Drivers needed: Concern for Neighbors Food Bank seeks volunteers with good driving records to help with collecting food donations. Drivers must have a valid driver's license, be at least 25 years old and able to lift about 40 pounds. More info: 425-778-7227, Concern4NeighborsFoodBank@yahoo.com.
Fabric donations: The Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County seek donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn and needlework items for its fourth annual Fabric Sale on June 21 to benefit Camp Stitch-a-Lot and other community sewing programs. Donations will be accepted 2-8 p.m. June 20 in the McCollum Park Education building behind the WSU Extension office at 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To donate ahead of time, contact Rita at 425-483-3594 (south Snohomish County), Julie at jameanor@gmail.com (central Snohomish County), or Midge at 425-319-3351 (north Snohomish County).
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: Michelle Griffith at 360-629-5257.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a variety of volunteers. More info: 360-387-0222.
Senior center, Arlington: The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, has volunteer opportunities. More info: 360-653-4551 or program@stillycenter.com.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Book sale donations: The Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks donations to its ongoing book sale, including gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software. Proceeds from the ongoing sale benefit the Edmonds Library and the scholarship fund. A drop box for donations is in the foyer of the library, at 650 Main St.
Seniors
Farmers market vouchers: Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program applications are now available at www.sssc.org and at local senior centers. Eligible low-income seniors receive $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized farmers markets or farm stands. Applications must be postmarked by June 13 and will be distributed by random selection. More info: Senior Services Nutrition Program at 425-347-1229.
Juggling: A four-week juggling program for seniors with no juggling experience will be held 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, June 12-July 3, in the ballroom at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Each class is $5 and drop-ins are welcome. More info: tawnydog@earthlink.net or 425-774-5555.
Enhance Fitness: Group Health Medicare members are invited to take a low-impact aerobics class for free. The class, for ages 50 and older, runs 8:45-9:45 a.m. weekdays in five-week sessions at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. The current session started May 22. Non-Group Health Medicare members can take the class for $30 (three days a week for five weeks). More info: 425-257-8780.
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.
Lunch: A light lunch for seniors is served at 11:20 a.m. every Wednesday at the Lake Stevens Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Road. Cost is $2.50 for members, $3.50 for non-members. More info: 425-335-0345.
Coffee time: Marysville Parks and Recreation features Café Baxter, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays (except holidays) at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Free coffee, pastries and conversation. Open to seniors and their adult friends. More info: 360-363-8450.
Peer support group: 10:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. More info: 360-653-4551.
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, Snohomish: A group plays at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome.
Scrabble group:Plays at 12:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. More info: 425-334-2878.
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: Jim or Polly at 425-335-4324.
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.
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.
Caregiver support: A family caregiver support group meets next from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 11 (second Wednesday) at Gencare Scriber Gardens, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Refreshments provided. More info: 425-673-7111.
Cocaine Anonymous: A nonprofit recovery program for those seeking sobriety or support in staying sober from cocaine and other mind-altering substances. For program information and local meeting times and locations in Snohomish County, visit www.caofwa.org. More info: 425-244-1150.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance: Meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second, third and fourth Monday of each month in the Monte Cristo rooms at Providence Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. Supporting those with depression or bipolar disorder as well as their family and friends. More info: www.dbsasnoco.org or call 425-405-0786.
Drug abuse family support: A support group for those affected by someone else's drug addiction meets 9 a.m. Saturdays in the Monte Cristo Room at Providence Regional Medical Center's Pacific Campus, 900 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: www.nar-anon.org.
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. June 9 (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.
MS self-help group, Marysville: Meets next from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 14 (second Saturday) at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE. More info: Nancy Toth, 360-435-6111.
NAMI Connection: A National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection recovery support group meets 7-8:30 p.m. June 12 (second Thursday) in the conference room at Lake Stevens Fire Station 82, 9811 Chapel Hill Road. NAMI Connection offers free, confidential and safe support for those living with mental health challenges. More info: Kathy, 206-218-6449.
Ostomy Support Group: The United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter, meets next at 1-3 p.m. June 9 (second Monday) at the United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. The group's purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of people with ostomies. More info: Cathryn, 425-337-7221.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: The Everett chapter meets next at 7 p.m. June 16 (third Monday) at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. 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. June 18 (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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