Battle of Antietam: Local members of the Washington Civil War Association and Sons of Union Veterans are scheduled to hold a mock memorial ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Marysville Cemetery, 8801 State Ave. Ceremony includes re-enactors in period attire, gun salute and placing a marker to honor a Civil War veteran buried in the cemetery. For more information regarding the WCWA go to http://wcwa.net. For more information regarding the memorial event please email Corey at email@example.com.
Clean solar Energy workshop: Solarize Stanwood/Camano is offering a free workshop to learn about solar energy for homes and business at 11 a.m. May 5, Stanwood High School auditorium, 7400 272nd St. NW. Register online at www.solarizewa.org. Solarize Stanwood/Camano is a collaboration of Snohomish County PUD, NW SEED and local community volunteers. For more information, contact Joan Schrammeck at 360-387-9589 or Joan.Sch@Frontier.com.
Diversity Day Celebration: Noon to 4 p.m., May 5, Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA gym, 14033 Fryelands Blvd. The free event is set to feature entertainment, food and exhibits showcasing a variety of cultures living in the Sky Valley area.
Freedom of Expression: The Black Student Union of Edmonds Woodway High School plans several performances to showcase regional talent at 6:30 p.m. Friday, at the Black Box Theatre on the Edmonds Community College campus, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Performances include song, dance and poetry. Tickets are $10 and include appetizers. Children under 12 enter free. A portion of the night's proceedings go to benefit the Black Student Union of Edmonds Woodway High School. For more information, call 425-640-1139 or go to www.BlackBoxEdCC.org.
Healthy Kids Day: 10 a.m. Saturday at the YMCAs in Monroe, Everett, Mill Creek, Marysville and Mukilteo. Event sponsored by the YMCA of Snohomish County. It features games and informative sessions to learn how to improve health. For more information, go to www.ymca-snoco.org/hkd, or call the YMCAs participating.
People for Puget Sound Policy Cafe Discussion Series: 6:30 p.m. May 1 at The Anchor Pub, 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Research wildlife biologist, Marla Holt presents, "Orca Whales Speak Up in Noisy Puget Sound." Learn about how vessel noise impacts whale communication. Appetizers will be provided. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Go to http://pugetsound.org/events for more information.
Pinewood Derby: The Mount Baker Pack 1 Cub Scouts will hold its annual Pinewood Derby at noon May 5 at thee VFW Post 2100, 2711 Oaks Ave, Everett.
Poetry Alive: 1 p.m. Saturday Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W. Come read your original poem. All ages invited.
"Seussical, The Musical": 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, at Glacier Peak High School Performing Arts Center, 7401 144th Pl. SE, Snohomish. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, seniors, and students. They can be purchased online at www.glacierpeakdrama.org or at the box office one hour before the show.
Sockeye Salmon BBQ: The Oak Harbor Lions Club is serving sockeye salmon BBQ as a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, next to the Chamber of Commerce on 32630 Highway 20.
Women's Expo: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 5 Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Admission is free. Over 50 local business serving women are set to be at the event. There will be live entertainment, fashion show, beer and wine tastings, and food to purchase. Seattle Cancer care Alliance is set to give mammograms, with most insurance accepted and sponsorships available for the uninsured. Call 360-387-0222 for an appointment. Go to www.camanocenter.org for more information.
Double-deck pinochle group: Meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200 St. SW, Lynnwood. For more information call Carla at 425-771-5471.
ESL Talk Time: Adults seeking to improve their English-speaking skills are invited to attend Monroe Library's ESL Talk Time on Tuesdays. The free one-hour talks are scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Monroe Library meeting room, 1070 Village Way. For more information, call 360-794-7851.
Free dental screening: 9 a.m. to noon May 1 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington. People can receive dental screenings that include head, neck and oral cancer screenings. For an appointment call Betty at 360-652-2232 or Adele 360-653-4551, ext. 234.
International Dinner Out: 6 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12. Call 360-794-6359 for reservations.
Kitty Young Auxiliary, Assistance League of Everett is having their annual tea, "A Sizzling April Affair Tea," at noon Saturday, at the Assistance League Building, 5107 Evergreen Way. Cost is $25 per person. Call 425-308-9641 for more information.
Mukilteo Library Knitting Group: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Knitters of all levels are welcomed. Needles No. 8 and 9, and a skein of worsted-weight yarn are required.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. third Saturday of every month at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. The cost is $5 per person and children under four eat free.
Pancake Breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. third Saturday of the month, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice prepared and served by volunteers. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the center. 360-794-6359.
Reading with Rover: Children are welcome to read to therapy dogs and receive bookmarks, paw stamps, and more. Find us at various Sno-Isle Libraries and bookstores on most Saturdays between 11 a.m. to noon. Mukilteo Library has "Read with Carmen and Risa" on Sundays. Events and locations can be found at www.readingwithrover.org, or contact your local Sno-Isle library.
Saturday Dance: 1 p.m. Saturday Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. Cost is $4. Dance lessons are set for 12:15 p.m.
Table tennis at the Everett senior center: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. Cost is $1 per session. 425-257-8780.
Village Community Services: Friday music jam sessions, 1 to 3 p.m. at 338 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington. Kids and adults are invited. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 360-653-7752, ext. 14.
Willow Place: Three-hour activity sessions for older teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Exercise, crafts, games, music. The sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 9610 48th Dr. NE, Marysville. $10 for those with caregivers, $15 for those who come by themselves. 360-653-2324.
Everett Amputee Support Group: 7 p.m. every third Wednesday. New Life Church, 6830 Highland Dr. This group provides support and information to people who have experienced or thinking of getting an amputation. Families and friends are invited. For more information, call Maurine at 425-338-1395 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The group supports the Coast Guard, teaches boating safety classes and conducts free vessel examinations. Marie Porterfield, 425-629-3241, 509-949-6715 or Marie.Porterfield64@gmail.com.
Employment Network: Free help with job search, resume writing and interviewing. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE., Mill Creek. 425-743-2386.
Family support group: 7:30 to 9 p.m. second Monday of every month, Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100 St. NE, Marysville. A group for family members of adults living with mental illness to share ideas about coping and becoming better caregivers to their loved ones. Wendy, 206-790-0162.
Lymphedema Support Group Meeting: 6 to 8 p.m. third Thursday of the month, conference room B, Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Avenue, Everett, Kim@kimsfocus.net.
Lynnwood MS self-help group: 1 to 2:30 p.m. third Fridays in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Marysville MS self-help group: 10:30 to noon Saturday of each month, except July and August, at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. Barb 360-659-7431, Linda 425-238-0849.
Monroe Running Group: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the YMCA, 14033 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe. Runners of all ages and skill levels can attend. YMCA membership is not required. 360-805-1879.
Mothers and More: 7:30 to 9 p.m. third Tuesday, Spotted Cow Cream and Bean in Mill Creek Town Center. Prospective members welcome. Email email@example.com.
Mukilteo Running Club: 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. The group runs a 4-mile loop at a conversational pace. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson's disease support group: 2 to 4 p.m. fourth Saturday, Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-327-9401.
Puget Sound Camera Club: 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Monday at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. 425-776-2442.
Puget Sound Singles: A group for people older than 45. Fun, friends, family. Breakfasts on Saturdays. Judy, 425-931-1195.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: The Everett chapter of the national support group meets at 7 p.m. third Monday at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. www.pflag.org.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. The network offers peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting behaviors such as abusing drugs or alcohol, truancy or other risky behaviors. Groups are confidential and free. 888-468-2620 or www.cpsn.org.
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: 6:30 to 8 p.m. every third Wednesday except December at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly club: meetings every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 4212 84th St. NE, Marysville. Visitors are welcome. Weigh-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with meeting after that. For more information contact Marcia at 425-347-2149 or Ada at 425-923-6025.
Widow support groups: Widowed Information Consultation Services has ongoing support groups for widowed men and women in Everett, Lynnwood and Monroe. 425-252-7617.
WAYS TO HELP
Blanket Day: The Snohomish County chapter of Project Linus is organizing Blanket Day starting from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Evergreen Way, Everett. Everyone is invited to create a blanket and quilts which will be given to children who have experienced traumatic events in the county. No experience is required, but bringing a sewing machine is encouraged. People unable to attend can help by donating a quilt or blanket any time at Everett's Pacific Fabrics. For more information, call Diane at 425-252-4524.
Glacier Peak High School library fundraiser: The library is aiming to raise $2,000 to buy books by April 30. For every $15 donated, the library can purchase a book. To make an online donation, go to www.mackin.com/LibraryFundraiser/fundraiser.aspx?id=834.
Handbags auction: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is holding a handbag auction and luncheon on May 3 at the Mill Creek Country Club. For the auction, the agency is asking for new or gently used purses. Anyone interested can contact special events coordinator Debra Borsen at 425-259-2827, ext. 13 or by email email@example.com. She can also be reached to purchase the $27 tickets for the auction.
Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County: Volunteers are needed to help in a multitude of ways such as visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office and helping with events. Two-hour information sessions are held at either 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, 2731 Wetmore Ave. Call 425-261-4815 for more information and to register. Arlington Food Bank: Looking for Arlington-area businesses and community groups interested in hosting a food drive. Dori, 360-435-1631. Volunteers also needed.
Arlington Kids' Kloset: Looking for volunteers to work weekly, three-hour shifts helping needy families shop for school clothing. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Donations of gently used clothing and books also are needed. 360-435-4875.
Beer tasting: The Camano Island Chamber of Commerce plans a fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. June 2 at the Commons at Terry's Corner, 848 Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island. There will be three tastes of beer or wine for $5, snacks, and activities for the kids. For more information, contact Karen Daum, 360-629-7136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Binky Patrol: The Binky Patrol, a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make binkies for children in traumatic situations, is looking for volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month in Marysville. For more information, call 360-659-7198.
Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership: Looking for volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers to provide support. Drivers for the Road to Recovery program also are needed. The program provides rides for cancer patients to their treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles and get mileage reimbursement. 425-322-1114.
Comedy and magic show: Relay for Life of Arlington is set to host a comedy and magic show featuring Bruce Meyers to benefit the organization at 3 p.m. May 6 at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling 425-387-5180. Tickets can also be purchased at these locations: Arlington Copy, Mail & More, Eagle Family Dental and Flowers by George. For more information, go to www.brucemeyers.com.
Food Bank seeking hosts: Volunteers at the Arlington Community Food Bank are looking for Arlington-area businesses and community groups interested in hosting a food drive. For more information, call Dori, 360-435-1631.
Hands of Hope Food Bank: Help your neighbors in need by volunteering at the food bank or making a donation. For more information on volunteering, call and ask for the director. To make a donation, send checks to 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208, or bring in your food donation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 425-355-5985.
Hospice volunteers needed: Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways that could include visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office, helping with events, etc. Information sessions are held at either 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. Please call 425-261-4815 to register and for dates and times.
Humane Society: The organization is seeking volunteers to transport bags of cat litter and pet food from Arlington and Stanwood. It can be done by more than one person. Sometimes transport for animals is also needed. Call 360-652-5844 or email email@example.com if interested.
Knitting to Make a Difference: From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mondays, at Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. People of all skill levels come together to make blankets, hats and scarves for babies and homeless children. Needles and yarn provided. The fee is $5. For more information, call 425-670-5050.
Kloz 4 Kidz: The free clothing center for kids in need in the Marysville area is seeking donations of clean, gently used clothing and cash donations. Call for an appointment or volunteer information. 360-659-8521.
Marysville Community Food Bank: Looking for volunteers to help with a variety of jobs including food sorters and drivers at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. 360-658-1054 or www.marysvillecommunityfb.com.
Marysville Community Lunch: Volunteers are needed to help buy, prepare and serve food from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1607 Fourth St., Marysville. Teri, 360-658-4472.
Mentoring Children of Promise: A community-based mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents is looking for committed, dependable adults, 21 and older, to have fun and be positive role models to at-risk children. Other volunteer opportunities also available. Wendi, 425-259-2973, ext. 2717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners in Palliative Care: Seeks volunteer listeners for its support program. 425-261-4769.
Relay for Life of Arlington: Nonprofit is set to host a comedy and magic show featuring Bruce Meyers to benefit the organization at 3 p.m. May 6 at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling 425-387-5180.
Road to Recovery: American Cancer Society program seeking volunteer drivers for cancer patients. Jerri Wood, 425-322-1114 or email@example.com.[URL]
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Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center: Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults, including working in the bookstore and doing grounds maintenance, 9620 271st St. NW, Stanwood, 360-629-5257.
Stillaguamish Senior Center: Needs volunteers for various positions, from sorting clothes to, driving a bus, to helping in the kitchen. DJ, 360-653-4551, ext. 228. The center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.[/URL]
;http://www.allbreedhorserezq.com[URL]Volunteer at All Breed Equine Rez-Q: Non-profit horse rescue in Marysville needs volunteers. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week. All Breed Equine Rez-Q is located at 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville. They need help cleaning stalls and with other horse care needs. It doesn't matter if you can only commit one day per week, or for a few hours. For more information call Dale at 425-263-6390 or go to All Breed Equine Rez-Q's website at www.allbreedhorserezq.com.[/URL]
VGAL: Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem program needs Spanish-speaking volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the dependency court area. Contact the VGAL Program for a volunteer application at 425-388-7854.
Volunteer on an advisory board: The Granite Falls High School Career and Technical Education program is looking for adult volunteers to serve on an advisory board to help plan courses and learning experiences to prepare students for the work force. For more information, contact Crosby Carpenter at 360-283-4358, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Chore Services: A program of Catholic Community Services is seeking volunteers to help low-income senior clients with everyday household chores, such as washing dishes, vacuuming and laundry. Katie Owen, 425-374-6323.
Volunteer drivers needed for the Meals on Wheels program of Island County Senior Services. The group delivers meals to homebound seniors on Camano Island. The program operates from Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, from about 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Drivers choose what days work best for them. For more information call 360-387-0222 and ask to speak to the folks in the kitchen.
;http://www.allbreedhorserezq.com[URL]Volunteer at the Visitor Center: The Marysville Tulalip Visitor Center is looking for volunteers to work at least once a week for up to four hours at a time, any day of the week. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. For more information, contact Sylvia Johnston at 360-659-7700.
YWCA seeks beautician: The YWCA of Snohomish County is looking for a licensed beautician willing to provide free haircuts for women using the clothing program. Free haircuts would be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. on two Thursdays a month. For more information, contact Luanne Kunz at 425-259-2766 ext. 150.
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