University Center Open House: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday 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. Wednesday 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. Wednesday 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-a-Vis Society: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Everett Music Hall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, a free event from the Snohomish County Arts Commission. Poem-surveys with song, dance and live graphs using audience participation. More info: www.snoco.org.
Kids' Futures, Voices of Youth 2012: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Darrington High School, 1085 Fir St., and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Everett Music Hall, 1401 SE Everett Mall Way. The Snohomish County Health and Safety Network, in partnership with the Snohomish County Children's Commission, presents student interviews about bullying. More info: 425-252-2668.
Solar power information sessions: noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday at the PUD Stanwood Auditorium, 9124 271st St. NW, and from 6-7:30 p.m. in the PUD Everett Commission Room, 2320 California St. Snohomish County Public Utility District staff discuss the utility's Solar Express program. More info: 425-783-1700.
Unreleased Beatles: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Author Richie Unterberger talks about his book that covers rare film and audio of the Beatles. More info: 360-568-2898.
Kiwanis spaghetti dinner: 4-8 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church parish hall at 330 Union St., Snohomish. The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish and the Kiwanis Club of Snohomish-Tillicum hold this fundraiser to benefit scholarships. Cost is $8, $4 ages 5-12; children under age 5 are free. More info: 425-334-1620.
Snohomish BrewFest: 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Purchase tickets online at www.SnohoBrewFest.com. All proceeds from this nonprofit event benefit the Snohomish Senior Center.
Friends of the Edmonds Library Annual Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. Browse thousands of donated books, CDs and DVDs, from 50 cents to $3. Bulk book sale starts at 2 p.m. with $3 per bag or box (please bring your own).
Shredding event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at AAA Mill Creek, 15415 Main St., Suite 104. Accepting cellphones and up to three boxes or bags of documents. More info: 425-337-1880.
Dramafest: noon-5 p.m. Saturday at Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. A marathon presentation of 11 plays directed by high school seniors. Tickets are $10, $5 students and seniors, at the door.
Blood drive: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St. in Oak Harbor. Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lions Club. More info: 360-279-2802.
Medicare Open Enrollment: Oct. 31 and Nov. 14 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Appointments are required. More info: 425-513-1900.
HALLOWEEN & HARVEST
Open Studio Night for Teens: 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. Create a Halloween mask with Anna Mastronardi Novak or use calligraphy to make decorative rocks with Pam Koons. More info: www.schack.org.
It Came from the Library: 4-5:30 p.m. Friday at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Join local artist Prema Jones to create monsters out of felt, faux fur and feathers, and hear her favorite monster books. Free to teens (sixth to 12th grades). More info: Dawn, 425-776-8722.
Forest Park Haunted Farm: 6-10 p.m. Friday through Oct. 30. Cost is $8 cash at the gate. Forest Park is at 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. More info: 425-257-8300 ext. 2.
Halloween Dance: 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Costumes are optional. Tickets are $7 for members, $10 non-members, available at the door. Light snacks are included and a cash bar will be available. More info: 360-387-0222.
Hometown Halloween: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday along Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington. Pumpkin decorating, treats, a zombie choir, costume contest and more. A fundraiser breakfast at 8 a.m. and evening activities, including a zombie ball, concert and haunted house, also are planned. More info: www.arlingtonwa.gov.
Evergreen Cemetery Fall Festival: noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, 4504 Broadway, Everett. Free food and drinks, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating and more. More info: 425-252-2244.
Halloween Party: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Come to the haunted library to hear spooky stories, ghostly songs and make monster crafts. Eat batty treats and wash them down with some witches brew. Wear costumes if you dare. Ages 5 to 11. More info: 425-493-8202.
Monster Mash: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Costume contest, games, crafts and treats. For all ages. More info: 360-568-2898.
Zombie Walk: Starts at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot across from Julie's Barber Shop, 413 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Shamble begins at 3 p.m. Cost is $5. Proceeds benefit art supplies for middle- and high-school youth. More info: 505-660-6825.
Costume Carnival: 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the gym at Terrace Park School, 5409 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. Enjoy harvest festival activities, a costume contest, dancing and dance performances. Tickets are $5 at the door and benefit the Mountlake Terrace Dance Company Scholarship Fund and the Kontagious Arts Foundation. More info: 425-640-3107.
Boo Bash: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Join library staff for Creepy Crawly Stories at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. and drop-in crafts from 1-4:45 p.m. Ages 2-11. More info: 425-493-8202.
Halloween at Hibulb Cultural Center: 1 p.m. Sunday. Wear a costume and get $2 off admission. Special stories, a movie, crafts, activities and a costume contest. The cultural center is at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip. More info: http://hibulbculturalcenter.org.
Safe Halloween in Bothell: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Country Village and 5-7 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Bothell. Treats, no tricks. More info: 425-486-7439.
Mill Creek Trunk or Treat Halloween Haunt: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St. For families with children age 12 and under. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the new Mill Creek food bank and your own trick or treat bag.
Holiday Artisan and Craft Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE in Mill Creek. Proceeds benefit the Children's Hospice in St. Petersburg, Russia. More info: 425-745-1824.
Holiday Bazaar: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 8225 Upper Ridge Road, Everett. Holiday gifts, arts, ornaments, food items, cookbooks, home decor and plenty of stocking stuffers. Cash only please.
Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way, Everett. There will be lefse, handmade crafts, children's activities, "Granny's Attic" items and more. More information: 425-337-6663.
WAYS TO HELP
Volunteers over 55 wanted: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, has access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the county. More info: John McAlpine at email@example.com, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
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.
Vendors needed: Several groups host bazaars as fundraisers and are seeking vendors. They include the Everett United Church of Christ Pilgrim Womens Guild's Santa's Workshop Holiday Bazaar (Nov. 3, $25 to $35 per table; call 425-252-7224), the Mukilteo School District FUN Committee's Crafts Fair (Nov. 3, tables are $36; email email@example.com), Garden Court Retirement Center in Everett's 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 Center's 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. This program 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: Next meets at 7 p.m. Thursday 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: Next meets at 10 a.m. Saturday. 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: 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.
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: Next meets from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-327-9401.
Puget Sound Camera Club: Next meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 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].[/URL]
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