It Came From the Library: 3:30-6 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Teens are invited to a monster cupcake decorating contest and a viewing of "Insidious" (PG-13). More info: Dawn, 425-776-8722.
Safe Halloween in Bothell: 4-6 p.m. at Country Village and 5-7 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Bothell. Treats, no tricks. More info: 425-486-7439.
Haunted Museum: 4-7 p.m. at the Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N. Enter through the side door for a friendly historic haunting and see the exhibits -- including a jail cell -- come to life like you've never seen them before. Treats, coffee and photo area. A $1 donation is requested. More info: www.historicedmonds.org.
Third Street "Pumpkin Parade" trick-or-treat: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at shops on Third Street in Marysville. More info: 360-659-3222.
Treats on Main Street: 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Mill Creek Town Center, Bothell-Everett Highway and 153rd Street SE. More info: www.millcreektowncenter.biz.
Spooky Street Trunk-R-Treat: 5-7 p.m. at 232nd Street SW and 56th Avenue W. in Mountlake Terrace. More info: 425-218-5996.
Trunk-or-Treat: 5-8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive in Everett. More info: 425-353-1852; www.grace-everett.com.
Family Safe Downtown Halloween: 5-8:30 p.m. in downtown Lake Stevens. Children's costume parade starts at 5 p.m. from the Boys & Girls Club, 1609 E. Lakeshore Drive. Carnival and not-so-haunted-house at community center, 1808 Main St., immediately following the parade. Main Street merchants also offer trick-or-treating and a car show trunk-or-treat. More info: 425-397-7433.
Family Halloween Party: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at LifePoint Church, 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. Free food, games and candy. Costumes encouraged. More info: www.lifepoint360.net.
Pumpkin Patch Party: 5:30-8 p.m. at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. Inflatables, cotton candy, carnival games, pony rides, popcorn and candy. Predators of the Heart show at 7:30 p.m. in the church's main auditorium. Admission is $5 per child; food and coffee available for purchase. Costumes encouraged. More info: 425-339-3303, www.bca-online.com.
Halloween Fall Festival: 6-8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 331 Union Ave., Snohomish. Games, prizes and snacks. All are welcome and everything is free.
Trunk-or-Treat, Marysville: 6-8 p.m. at Marysville Church of the Nazarene, 8240 64th St. NE. Costumes, candy, games and more than 50 decorated cars; intended for ages 12 and older. More info: 360-659-4629.
Mill Creek Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Haunt: 6:30-8 p.m. 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.
Trunk-or-Treat, Snohomish: 6:45-8 p.m. at Snohomish Faith Assembly, 1220 22nd St. Bonfire with marshmallows and hotdogs. More info: 360-568-5100; www.snohomishfaith.com.
"The Raven": 7-7:30 p.m. at Uppercase Bookshop, 1118 First St. in Snohomish. This All Hallow's Eve reading of the Edgar Allen Poe classic starts promptly at 7 p.m. More info: 360-568-5987, www.uppercasebookshop.com.
Medicare Open Enrollment: Wednesday and Nov. 14 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Appointments are required. More info: 425-513-1900.
Bug Safari: 2 p.m. Friday at the Mukilteo Public Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Guides introduce exotic bugs from around the world, including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, an emperor scorpion and Chilean rose tarantula, among others. More info: 425-493-8202.
Three Among the Wolves: 7 p.m. Friday at Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave. Marysville Parks and Recreation offers this inspirational presentation featuring world explorer Helen Thayer, whose experiences include living within 100 feet of a wolf den in Canada's Yukon. Book signing at 6:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $15 age 12 and above. To register: 360-363-8400 or http://marysvillewa.gov.
Bobcats: 7 p.m. Friday at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Presentation on bobcat habits and habitat requirements from the Sarvey Wildlife Center. Cost is $5 for Adopt a Stream Foundation members, $7 for non-members. To register: 425-316-8592.
Swedish Breakfast: 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. The Stanwood Area Historical Society's annual breakfast comes with pancake or Belgian waffle served with sausage, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $7.
Saturday Stories: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Stories, music and activities designed for children with special needs and their families. This program targets developmental ages 3 to 6, although children of all ages are welcome with an adult. The side door of the library will be open at 8:50 a.m. for participating families. More info: Mechelle, 360-568-2898.
Port Susan Open House: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Enjoy free coffee, cider and apple pastries and hear stories of the history of Port Susan and Warm Beach. Includes a talk from author Penny Hutchison Buse about her book "Stuck in the Mud." Free.
Santa Hop & Auction: 4:15 p.m. Saturday at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 2725 Oakes St., Everett. The event includes dinner, dancing, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit 2nd Chance Human Resource Center and Santa Hop. Cost is $25. More info: www.brownpapertickets.com.
Plume & Sparrow poetry reading: 1-2 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Jackson Center Wilderness Room at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Possession Sound Writers presents this reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and EvCC poet and professor Bethany Reid. Free and open to the general public.
Harvest Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. More than 50 vendors offering handmade gifts. Refreshments also available for purchase.
Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Warm Beach Senior Community's Beachwood Building, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Featured items include "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard," "Christmas House and Toys," "Farmers Market," "Bake Shop" and books. Proceeds will go to pay for a new golf cart for the marketing department. Homemade pie a la mode and coffee will be served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 E. Fifth St. in Arlington. Proceeds benefit the church's women's group, which donates to local causes, such as the food bank and Kids Kloset. More info: 360-435-8565 ext. 110.
Heaven Scent Boutique: 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Edmonds Open Bible Church, 657 Daley St., Edmonds. Holiday and home décor, baked goods, vintage finds, collectibles, linens and more. All proceeds go to local and international missions.
Celebration Bazaar and Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Snohomish United Methodist Church, 2400 Lake Ave. Lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. More info: 360-568-5755.
Lost Lake Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 1469 Lake Drive, Camano Island. Handmade gifts, lunch and a raffle, plus a trailer load of firewood. More info: 360-387-8278.
Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Also includes a bake sale and luncheon. Admission and parking are free. More information: 425-485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org.
Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church, 590 N. Oak Harbor S., Oak Harbor. Crafts, baked goods and new and gently-used treasures. Coffee and baked goods served until 1 p.m., with a lunch served for purchase between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Lutheran Women's Missionary League projects. More info: 360-675-2548.
Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island. Features handcrafted items, including hats, gloves, totes, jewelry, essential oils, ornaments, decorations and sweet treats.
Bazaar and Tea Room: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW. Shop and enjoy tea, scones, croissants, dessert and fruit. More info: 360-629-7403.
Holiday Art Mart: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Features handcrafted gift items. Admission and parking are free. Presented by the Mukilteo Arts Guild and the city of Mukilteo. Proceeds benefit the Mukilteo Arts Guild High School Scholarship Fund.
Northwest Artists' Holiday Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW. Admission is $3; childcare and parking are free. Award-winning artists sell paintings and prints in the Upstairs Gallery. Dozens of other renowned artists offer pottery, jewelry, glass bowls, candles, wearable art and gourmet food in more than 50 booths on the main floor.
Assistance League Holiday Bazaar: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2913 W. Marine View Drive, Everett. Handcrafted gifts and other specialty items. Refreshments available. Proceeds support the Assistance League of Everett.
Edmonds Brain Support Group: Next meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the cafeteria room at Swedish/Edmonds Medical Center, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Group supports brain-incident survivors and their caregivers. More info: Lou Nash, 425-776-7264 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 www.cpsn.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 4212 84th St. NE, Marysville. Visitors are welcome. Weigh-in is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. More info: Marcia at 425-347-2149 or Ada at 425-923-6025.
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, www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors.
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.
WAYS TO HELP
Vendors needed: Several groups host bazaars as fundraisers and are seeking vendors. They include the Snohomish Senior Center's Holiday Bazaar (Nov. 17, $30, call Marlo at 360-568-0934) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Everett (Nov. 17, tables are $20 each, call 425-252-5713 ext. 5 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
Hospital gift shop help: Providence General Children's Association seeks volunteers for its hospital gift shops. All proceeds from the gift shops go towards children in the Northwest region in need. Application, background check and orientation session required. More info: Julie Dickson, 425-339-1398.
Donate: Goldwing Touring Association Chapter C, a motorcycle group based in Everett, is sponsoring a toy and clothing drive to benefit Christmas House. The drive runs through Dec. 10. Donations can be dropped off at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Or contact Kathy Leon at Kathy@wingrider.net or 206-362-4250 for assistance. Clothing should be new and in original packaging; stuffed toys should be new or like-new. Christmas House specifically requests stuffed animals and toys, teen boys' socks and large boys' socks, size 5T boys' winter coats, sizes 10-14 girls' winter coats, and new, small gifts for pre-teen boys ages 9 and 10.
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 email@example.com or 425-259-3191 (Everett) or Jennifer Reasoner at firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com, 425-388-9524.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, [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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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://marysvillefoodbank.org.;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 email@example.com.[/URL]
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