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Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra: Calendar

Events
Mukilteo Library Knitting Group: 10 a.m.-noon, Thursdays from May 24 to June 28, Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Beginners: please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.
Networking Into Your Next Job: The Mukilteo Library is hosting a workshop presented by WorkSource Snohomish County on using networking to find a job. 1 to 3 p.m. May 29, 675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
Double-deck pinochle group: Meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200th 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. in the Monroe Library meeting room, 1070 Village Way. For more information, call 360-794-7851.
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.
Norwegian pancake breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. The cost is $5 per person; children younger than 4 eat free.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. the 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.
Pet fest: Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital is organizing a health fair for dogs, cats and horses from 1 to 4 p.m. June 3 at 11308 92nd St. SE, Snohomish. The free event will feature animal health screenings, medical demonstrations and information booths. For more information, call 360-568-3113.
"Powerful Tools for Caregiving": The Camano Center is hosting a series of classes designed to help caregivers reduce stress and prepare them for challenges. The free classes are 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays through June 21 at 606 Arrowhead Road. Registration is required; call Ginny at 360-387-6201 to register. Space is limited.
Reading with Rover: Children are welcome to read to therapy dogs and receive bookmarks, paw stamps and more. Visits are at various Sno-Isle libraries and bookstores on most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. The 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.
Table tennis at the Everett senior center: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 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 Drive NE, Marysville. $10 for those with caregivers, $15 for those who come by themselves. 360-653-2324.
Groups
Everett Amputee Support Group: 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday. New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive. This group provides support and information to people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends are invited. For more information, contact Maurine at 425-338-1395 or maurinemoyer@aol.com, or call Betsy at 206-321-2997.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of every month at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The group supports the Coast Guard, teaches boating safety classes and conducts free vessel examinations. Contact Marie Porterfield, 425-629-3241, 509-949-6715 or Marie.Porterfield64@gmail.com.
Employment Network: Free help with job searches, 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. the second Monday of every month, 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. Wendy, 206-790-0162.
Lymphedema Support Group Meeting: 6 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, conference room B, Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. For more information, email 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 the second 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 Tuesdays, Spotted Cow Cream and Bean in Mill Creek Town Center. Prospective members welcome. Email membership@snohomishmoms.org.
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 mukrunclub@gmail.com.
Parkinson's disease support group: 2 to 4 p.m. fourth Saturdays, 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 Mondays 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 risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. 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 at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 4212 84th St. NE, Marysville. Visitors are welcome. Weigh-in is from 8:30 to 9 a.m., with the 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 support groups for widowed men and women in Everett, Lynnwood and Monroe. Call 425-252-7617.
WAYS TO HELP
Service classes: The Mill Creek Senior Center, 15720 Main St. No. 210, is offering free classes in training, resource referral and counseling for older adults in need of care, along with their families. To get started or for more information, contact Lee Gresko at 425 948-7183.
Senior volunteers needed: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for people over 55 to help with volunteer projects through the county. To learn more, contact John McAlpine at 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572, or by email at johnm@ccsww.org.
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 families in need 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 chamber@camanoisland.org.
Binky Patrol: The Binky Patrol, a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make blankets 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.
Camano chili feed benefit: The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation is organizing its second annual chili feed and fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive. Cost is $8 for adults and $2 for kids under 10. The foundation supports the Camano Island sheriff's deputies, citizen patrol and state park rangers.
Cancer Resource Center at 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.
Collect water samples: Snohomish County Surface Water management is looking for volunteers to collect water quality samples in Lake Goodwin, Lost Lake and Lake Shoecraft. All training and equipment will be provided except for a boat. Volunteers need to commit to a few hours each month from May through October. For more information, call Marisa Burghdoff at 425-388-3464; go to www.lakes.surfacewater.info; or go to www.snoco.org and search for "Lakes."
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. To donate, send checks to 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208, or bring in food from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information on volunteering, call 425-355-5985.
Hospice volunteers needed: Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways, which could include visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office and helping with events. Information sessions are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Call 425-261-4815 to register and get 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 hmnsoc@aol.com.
Knitting to Make a Difference: From 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the 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 mcp@voaww.org.
Partners in Palliative Care: Seeks volunteer listeners for its support program. 425-261-4769.
Road to Recovery: American Cancer Society program seeking volunteer drivers for cancer patients. Jerri Wood, 425-322-1114 or jerri.wood@cancer.org.
Seeking older people to help veterans: People are needed to help veterans find the services available to them online or over the phone. About 20 volunteers, working about an hour a week, are needed for the project. Special training for these volunteers is to be made available through Catholic Community Services RSVP and the U.S. Department of Labor/Veterans Affairs. For more information, call 425-374-6374.
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, including sorting clothes, driving a bus and helping in the kitchen. Call DJ, 360-653-4551, ext. 228. The center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.
Volunteer at All Breed Equine Rez-Q: Nonprofit 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 in Marysville. It needs 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, www.allbreedhorserezq.com.
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 ccarpenter@gfalls.wednet.edu.
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.
Meals on Wheels: Volunteers are needed for the Island County Senior Services program. 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 with the folks in the kitchen.
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.

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