Free vision screening: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. People can have their vision checked, eyeglasses adjusted for free. Also, minor repairs will be offered. No registration is required. Call 360-387-0222 for more information.
Swift Night Out: 5 p.m. to dusk, Sept. 15, Frank Wagner Elementary School at 115 Dickinson Road in Monroe. Come and see the migrating Vaux's Swifts enter the school's chimney. The community event features information booths about the birds and other nature-related items. Refreshments will be available for sale. For more information, go to http://monroeswifts.org.
Western Washington University Extended Education: Learn more about the school's weekend MBA at Everett program at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Gray Wolf Hall, Room 160 of the University Center of North Puget Sound, 2000 Tower St. For more information call 360-650-3717 or send an email to email@example.com.
Movies at the library: The Mukilteo Library is hosting a free movie and popcorn at 2 p.m. Tuesday, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. The movie is "Hugo." For more information, call 425-493-8202
Register for volleyball and flag football teams: The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club is holding registrations now until Sept. 14 for coed volleyball and NFL flag football. Children between grade 3 and 12 can register for volleyball. Children ages 5 through 14 can register for football. Practices start Sept. 17. Cost of the program is $115 and scholarships are available. For questions or registration, contact the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club at 425-355-2773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.bgcsc.org.
Square dance: Starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Admission is $7 and includes a finger-food potluck, door prizes and a ticket for the pot drawing. Proceeds go to benefit the Camano Senior Services Association. For more information, contact Rick Bentley at 360-387-5910, Dennis Peterson at 360-387-0165, or the Center at 360-387-0222.
Women's Safety in Home and Travel: Informative session by the Island County Sheriff's Office at 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Call Ginny of Senior Services of Island County at 360-387-6201 for more information.
"Naturescaping" for Wildlife: Free class for homeowners who want more birds, butterflies and bees visiting their yards. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 8 at the Brier City Hall, 2901 228th St. SW. Register at http://naturescapinginbrier.eventbrite.com. For questions, call Ryan Williams at 425-335-5634, ext. 116.
Moonlight Beach Adventure: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Marina Beach, 470 Admiral Way S. in Edmonds. Scuba divers are to show sea creatures by video and bring them to shore. For more information, call Edmonds Parks & Recreation at 425-771-0227.
Stanwood Car Show: 8 to 2 p.m., Sept. 15 at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood. To register, go to www.stanwooodseniorcenter.org. For more information, call 360-629-7403
Fall Craft Fair: Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Rita Court 957 is hosting the fair, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 at St. Mary Magdalen's Parish Hall 8615 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. For more information call Charlene Osborn at 360-668-2545 or email email@example.com.
Fruit sale: The Oak Harbor Lions Club is selling freestone peaches, nectarines, beefsteak tomatoes and more starting Aug. 28 at the parking lot of Rite Aid Pharmacy, 31645 Highway 20. Members of the club are scheduled to sell the produce daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until the fruit is sold out. All proceeds support community projects and services provided by the club. For more information, call 360-675-4391.
Baby and me story time: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Event aims to promote reading with songs, rhymes and activities. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required. For more information, call 425-493-8202.
Rock the Block party: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, View Ridge Community Church, 4800 Dogwood Drive, Everett. People are invited for a free barbecue, kids' haircuts and mini spa treatments for the moms. Organizers also plan to give 300 backpacks with school supplies to children who register at www.vrcc.tv or call 425-252-2188.
Bingo: From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Carl Gibson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $2 for three-on. Everybody older than 50 can participate. For more information, call 425-257-8780 or go to www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors.
Summer reading in Arlington: Arlington Library is hosting a summer reading program for families, running through Aug. 23. The free program includes book reading, mask making, pizza party and numerology. Readers are eligible for prizes. For more information, call the Arlington Library at 360-435-3033.
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.
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 the 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. 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 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.
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 Drive 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 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, 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 every month at Port of Everett Conference Center, 404 14th St., Everett. 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 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 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. third Thursday of the month, conference room B, Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett; email Kim@kimsfocus.net.
Lynnwood MS self-help group: 1 to 2:30 p.m. third Fridays of each month 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, second Saturday of each month, except July and August, at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. 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 four-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 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 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, call 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. For more information, call 425-252-7617.
WAYS TO HELP
Center needs drivers: The Mill Creek Senior Center is looking for people to help drive members for the center's weekly trips. Volunteers choose what trips to help. Lunch is provided. More info: 425-948-7170 to set an interview appointment.
Vet center needs help: Healing Hearts In Hope Veteran Retreat Center is looking for volunteers to help by either serving at the council, cleaning trails and organizing fundraisers, among other things. The nonprofit helps veterans by providing a retreat. It is located at 28902 Mountain Loop Hwy, Granite Falls. More info: Teresa at 360-691-6284 or email email@example.com.
Volunteer for Cleanup Day: People are invited to participate at the Volunteer Park Cleanup Day that starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at Terrace Ridge Park, 4600 242nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. Groups should register with Parks and Facilities Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 in advance.
Benefit luau dinner: The Edmonds Senior Center is hosting its annual luau dinner. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday in 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Cost is $20 for non-members, $15 for members, and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the center's administration office. More info: 425-774-5555.
Poker fundraiser: The 2nd Annual John Sorensen Charity Texas Hold-em Tournaments to raise funds for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. A tournament is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 9 at Lucky Dog Sports Bar, 2611 Colby Ave. in Everett. Registration begins at noon. Call 425-257-9863 for more information. Another tournament is set for 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at One-Eyed Jack's Road House, 14019 Hwy 99, Lynnwood. Call 425-743-5570. Registration begins at 2 p.m. A third tournament is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sept. 23, Flight's Pub, 7601 Evergreen Way, Everett. Call 425-347-6659 for more information.
Benefit for Costa Rican charity: The Northshore Christian Church is organizing a run-walk fundraiser to benefit the Children's Feeding Center in Costa Rica. People can either run or walk 3.3 miles starting at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 at the church, 5700 23rd Drive W. in Everett. For more information, go to www.firstgiving.com/loveatwork/northshore-race-4-more.
Volunteer with United Way:The United Way of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers, projects and non profits that wish to be part of the 19th annual Days of Caring. The event is scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22. The deadline to register projects is Aug. 31. Volunteers have until Sept. 12 to sign up for projects. For more information, call 425-374-5549. For more information, go to www.uwsc.org/daysofcaring.php.
Valley General Hospital blood drive: from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m Monday. The mobile donation bus will be in the Valley General Hospital main parking lot, 14701 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. To register for any of these events, call Puget Sound Blood Center at 800-398-7888.
Big Brothers Big Sisters auction: The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County is looking for sponsors and items to auction at its annual Dream Builders Auction on Sept. 29, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW. For more information, call 425-252-2227, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://auction.bbbs-snoco.org.
Assist cancer patients: The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership is 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. For more information, call 425-322-1114.
The Caring for Our Children Foundation: The nonprofit in Everett is seeking volunteers to help as an office assistant, grant writer or as a phone fundraiser for about 20 hours a week. People ages 55 and older are encouraged to apply. For more information, call Melody Gibson at 425-374-2635 or go to www.caringforourchildrenfoundation.org.
The Volunteer Chore Services: The program of Catholic Community Services, is actively seeking volunteers to assist with household chores and more. Volunteers may help the same person each week or be listed for on-call assistance depending on their schedules and interests. The assistance enables elders and adults with disabilities to remain independent in their own home. For more information, contact Cherisse Webb at 425-374-6323.
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.
Volunteer with Kid's Kloset: Arlington Kids' Kloset is 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. For more information, call 360-435-4875.
The Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County: nonprofit is looking for volunteers to help in various ways, such as visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office and helping with events.Information sessions are held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month, at 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett. For more information, go to 425-261-4815.
Knitting to Make a Difference: The group is accepting people from all skills levels to make blankets, hats and scarves for babies and homeless children. The group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. Needles and yarn provided. The fee is $5. For more information, call 425-670-5050.
Volunteer to deliver meals: The Meals on Wheels program of Island County Senior Services is in need of drivers. The group delivers meals to home-bound 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, ask to speak with the folks in the kitchen.
School supplies accepted at retail stores: A national drive for school supplies is set to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County. From July 1 to Sept. 15, people can donate school supplies at local Staples stores. The stores are located at 4920 Evergreen Way S, Everett; 621 Highway 9 NE, Suite 42B, Lake Stevens; 3011 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 105 Mall Way, Marysville; 16232 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 19139 U.S. 2, Monroe. For more information, go to www.staplesforstudents.org.
Role models needed for at-risk youth: Volunteers of America Western Washington is looking for committed, dependable adults, 21 and older, for the Mentoring Children of Promise program. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Soup kitchen volunteers: The Salt for the Earth Soup Kitchen is in need of volunteers to help prepare, cook, serve and clean up starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. 2531 Hoyt Ave. Everett. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds and go up and down stairs. The group also is looking for a box truck to pick up food for food banks in Snohomish County. For more information, call Sandra at 425-355-1042.
Auction to benefit Center: The Camano Center is organizing an auction as a fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 8, 606 Arrowhead Road. Tickets cost $75 per person. For more information on how to help and about the auction, go to www.camanocenter.org. You can also visit the center or call 360-387-0222.
YWCA seeks donations: The YWCA of Snohomish County is looking for personal care products. Items can be dropped off at the YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish office, 3301 Broadway. For more information, contact Luanne Kunz at 425-258-2766, ext. 150.
Service Classes: The Mill Creek Senior Center, at 15720 Main St. No. 210, is offering free classes in training, resource referral and counseling for older adults in need of care and their families. To get started or for more information, contact Lee Gresko at 425 948-7183.
Arlington Food Bank: Looking for Arlington-area businesses and community groups interested in hosting a food drive. Dori, 360-435-1631. Volunteers also needed.
Collect water samples: The 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, or 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 at 360-435-1631.
Hands of Hope Food Bank: Help your neighbors in need by volunteering at the food bank or making a donation. 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. For more information, call 425-355-5985.
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 needed. Call 360-652-5844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Knitting to Make a Difference: From 9:30 a.m. 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.
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. For more information, call 360-658-1054 or go to 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 email@example.com.
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. For more information, call Jerri Wood at 425-322-1114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.[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.
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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.
;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, call Sylvia Johnston at 360-659-7700.
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