The Barn Project: 6:30 p.m. today at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. This free event features a slide show of the barns of Camano Island and Snohomish County. Cookies and punch provided. More info: 360-568-0934.
Mud, Muck and Drainage: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Mill Creek City Council Chambers, 15728 Main St. The Snohomish Conservation District offers this fall yard care class. Register at http://millcreek.eventbrite.com. More info: 425-335-5634, ext. 4.
Solarize Mukilteo workshop: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Learn about a community-led initiative to bring solar energy to homes and businesses in zip code 98275 and surrounding areas. More info: www.solarizewa.org.
Teen Read Month: 4 p.m. Thursday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Authors Kendare Blake ("Anna Dressed in Blood"), J. Anderson Coats ("The Wicked and the Just"), Jennifer Shaw Wolf ("Breaking Beautiful") and Daniel Marks ("Velveteen") will speak about their books, the writing process and getting published. More info: 425-493-8202.
Inlaws & Outlaws: 7 p.m. Friday at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW. Watch this documentary that weaves together stories of couples and singles, gay and straight, into a narrative that aims for humor and heartbreak. Ice cream will be served. Free and open to all. More info: www.euuc.org; www.inlawsandoutlawsfilm.com.
The Bat Lady: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adopt A Stream Foundation's Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Barbara Ogaard rehabilitates injured bats for the Sarvey Wildlife Center and is a researcher for Bat's Northwest. Register by calling 425-316-8592; cost is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. More info: www.streamkeeper.org.
Japanese Storytime: 11 a.m. Friday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Japanese-language program with stories, music and activities for children ages 2 to 6. More info: 425-493-8202.
Movie Matinee: 1 p.m. Friday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Enjoy crafts followed by a showing of "The Avengers" at 2 p.m. (rated PG-13; 143 minutes). More info: 425-493-8202.
Haunted Food Bank: 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank, 1230 Broadway. Cost is $10, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free. Admission is half off with a donation of a non-perishable food item. More info: 425-259-3191.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. All-you-can-eat Norwegian pancakes with strawberries, syrup, sliced ham and beverages. Cost is $5; children under age 4 are free. More info: 425-334-0421.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice prepared and served by volunteers. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More info: 360-794-6359.
Shred event: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at McClain Insurance Services, 10410 19th Ave. SE, Suite 100, Everett. Part of the Better Business Bureau's Secure Your ID Day. Shred up to three bags or boxes of documents per person.
Fencing Demonstration and Farm Tour: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the Victoria Heights area north of Arlington. A local contractor will teach participants how to make strong H-braces, install insulators and build a strong, reliable wire fence. Then tour the five-acre farm hosting the Snohomish Conservation District event. Register at http://fencedemo.eventbrite.com. More info: Megan O'Brian, 425-335-5634 ext 106.
Links and Alliances Conference: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday at Everett Community College's Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. The conference is for and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth and allies. Cost is $25, free to youth ages 14-20, including meals. More info: Brenda Newell, 425-339-5239 or email@example.com.
Brew and Bluegrass: 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Yacht Club, 404 14th St. Tickets for this Clothes for Kids fundraiser are $25 and include five tastings of beer or root beer from local breweries as well as live music from bluegrass bands. Tickets are limited. More info: www.clothesforkids.org.
Beyond Clutter: 6-7:30 p.m.* Oct. 22 at the Senior Services Multicultural Center, 11627 Airport Road, Suite F, Everett. Learn more about hoarding at the presentation sponsored by the Hoarding Task Force of Snohomish County. Reservations required. More info: 425-290-1260, firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Center Open House: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the University Center of North Puget Sound in Gray Wolf Hall on Everett Community College's campus, 2000 Tower St., Everett. Learn about bachelor's and master's degree programs. More info: www.uceverett.org or call 425-259-8900.
Brew Ha Ha: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Harbour Pointe Retirement and Assisted Living Center, 10200 Harbour Place in Mukilteo. Tastings of Diamond Knot beers and the "best of the wurst" brat tastings, followed by dinner and music. More info: 425-493-8555.
International Dinner Out: 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12. Reservations required. Call 360-794-6359.
Vis-à-Vis Society: 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Everett Music Hall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, a free event from the Snohomish County Arts Commission. Gathering data from audiences using original poem-surveys, the Vis-à-Vis Society presents its findings in humorous and informative multimedia performances, which include song, dance and live graphs. More info: www.snoco.org.
WAYS TO HELP
Breakfast with Bethany: 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Everett Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St. The theme for this year's fundraiser for Bethany of the Northwest is "Taking Care of Those Who Took Care of Us." Proceeds aid the daily care of senior and disabled residents at Bethany. To attend, contact Jim Stephanson at 425-551-6403 or email@example.com.
North Sound Professionals nonprofit fundraiser: 8 p.m. Friday at SoJen Cellars, 2818 Hewitt Ave., Everett. The local business networking group's wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser benefits three local nonprofits. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. More info: Pam Burley at 360-691-7081 or Joan Dixon-Schmidt at 425-350-3381.
VOA needs drivers: The Volunteers of America food banks in Everett and Sultan need volunteer drivers for their senior home delivery and grocery pick-up services on weekdays. Training is provided. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license and pass a background check. The Everett Distribution Center also needs warehouse volunteers, who must be able to lift 30-plus pounds. More info: Bill Kraut at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-259-3191 (Everett) or Jennifer Reasoner at email@example.com or 360-793-2400 (Sultan).
Senior Services needs drivers: Senior Services of Island County, facilitating agency of the Meals-on-Wheels program at the Camano Center, is in need of a few dedicated volunteers to help deliver meals and smiles to home-bound Camano Island seniors. Hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, from about 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. More info: Tammy Leroy or Lisa Brents at 360-387-0222.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-388-9524.
Office work: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County needs volunteers to help with tasks in the supply room, such as putting stickers on supplies and stocking shelves, for four hours per week at the group's offices at 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Other volunteers also are needed. Volunteer information sessions are held the third Wednesday of the month. More info: Joanie, 425-261-4815.
Vendors needed: Several groups host bazaars as fundraisers and are seeking vendors. They include the Everett United Church of Christ Pilgrim Womens Guilds Santa's Workshop Holiday Bazaar (Nov. 3, $25 to $35 per table; call 425-252-7224), the Mukilteo School District FUN Committees Crafts Fair (Nov. 3, tables are $36; email email@example.com), Garden Court Retirement Center in Everetts Holiday Bazaar (Nov. 3, $20 for the first table, $10 each additional table; call 425-438-9080), the Lost Lake Bazaar (Nov. 3, $20; call Billy Davis at 360-387-8278); and the Snohomish Senior Centers Holiday Bazaar (Nov. 17, $30; call Marlo at 360-568-0934).
YWCA needs clothing bags: The Working Women's Wardrobe program is in need of clothing bags from local department stores. Please drop off at the YWCA, 3301 Broadway, Everett. For questions about this program that helps Snohomish County women acquire job- and interview-appropriate attire. More info: 425-258-2766.
Holiday poinsettias: Stanwood High School's class of 2013 is raising money for its senior trip by taking orders for poinsettias. The six-inch, high-quality blooms are available in red or white with decorative wraps. Cost is $10; order six or more and get free delivery. Orders are due by Oct. 30. Make checks out to "Class of 2013" and mail to Karen Hushagen, 8513 325th Place NW, Stanwood, WA 98292. Flowers will be available for pick-up 1:30-7 p.m. Nov. 28. More info: Kim at 425-308-5953 or Karen at 360-629-4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm needs volunteers to walk dogs on Saturday afternoons. The nonprofit also needs two strong people to help with large dogs and carry crates at off-site adoptions, as well as people to help with fundraising, particularly auctions and grants. More info: 360-652-5844, email@example.com, [URL]www.saveourdogsandcats.org;http://www.saveourdogsandcats.org[URL].
Help out at Habitat Store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help staff its store. The Christian organization seeks volunteers for four-hour shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The store is located at 2302 Broadway, Everett. The store also accepts donations of building materials, household items and furniture by appointment. More info: 425-903-4430 or [/URL]www.habitatsnohomish.org.;http://www.habitat.snohomish.org[URL]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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. Meetings are on the first Sunday of the month in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.
Soup kitchen volunteers: The Salt of the Earth Soup Kitchen needs 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. The group also is looking for a box truck to pick up food for food banks in Snohomish County. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Arlington Food Bank: Arlington-area businesses and community groups are needed to hold food drives. Volunteers also are needed. More info: 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 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. More info: 425-355-5985.
Marysville Community Food Bank: 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. The food bank is at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1054, [/URL]http://;http://www.marysvillecommunityfb.com[URL]marysvillefoodbank.org[/URL].;http://www.marysvillecommunityfb.com[URL]
Vet center needs help: Healing Hearts In Hope Veteran Retreat Center seeks volunteers to help clean trails and organize fundraisers, among other things. The nonprofit helps veterans by providing a retreat. It is located at 28902 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls. More info: Teresa, 360-691-6284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amputee support group: 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive in Everett. This group provides support and information to people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends are invited. More info: Maurine at 425-338-1395 or email@example.com, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
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, [/URL]www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors;http://www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors[URL].
Double-deck pinochle: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200 St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.
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.
Genealogy Workgroup, Snohomish Library: 10 a.m. Oct. 27. Geared at those interested in genealogy and makes use of the library's extensive genealogical collection. The Snohomish Library is at 311 Maple Ave.
Grief support group: Meets 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. This group uses the GriefShare curriculum. More info: 360-659-7777, www.mtvpc.org.
Lymphedema support group meeting: 6-8 p.m. Thursday in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: 1-2:30 p.m. Friday in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Mukilteo Library Knitting Group: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Beginners: bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.
Parkinson's disease support group: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-327-9401.
Puget Sound Camera Club: 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29 at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: 425-776-2442.
Puget Sound Singles: An active group of single people over age 50 join for fun activities, such as movie nights, car races, oldies car show, potlucks, day trips, dinner adventures and weekly breakfasts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Denny's, 132 128th St. SW, Everett. More info: Marsha, 206-713-7102.
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society: Library is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood.
Stitch with Zip: 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Cafe Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Come knit and crochet as a group. All experience levels welcome. First 20 minutes are spent on a knitting project for the community. More info: 425-303-0474.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 6:30-9 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. More info: 888-468-2620 or [/URL]www.cpsn.org;http://www.cpsn.org[URL].
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.[/URL]
*Correction, October 17, 2012: This listing originally provided an incorrect time for the "Beyond Clutter" event.
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