Kids' Futures, Voices of Youth 2012: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sky Valley Resource Center, 701 First St., Sultan. The Snohomish County Health and Safety Network, in partnership with the Snohomish County Children's Commission, presents this youth-led documentary about bullying, followed by discussion and refreshments. More info: 425-252-2668.
Hip and knee replacement seminar: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Swedish/Mill Creek, 13020 Meridian Ave. S., Everett. A free surgeon-led seminar. More info: www.swedish.org/classes or 206-386-2502.
DVS fundraising luncheon: 12-2 p.m. Thursday at Outback Steakhouse Restaurant, 10121 Evergreen Way, Everett. The "Help Take A Bite Out of Domestic Violence" luncheon benefits Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County and kicks off the nonprofit's gift drive. Cost is $15. More info: www.dvs-snoco.org or Debra Bordsen at 425-259-2827 ext. 11.
Open house on forest health: 5-6 p.m. Thursday in Spruce Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Green Everett Partnership, an effort of Everett Parks & Recreation and the nonprofit Forterra, host a brief presentation and open discussion about the city's urban forest health, followed by the partnership's 20-year strategic plan and the forest stewards volunteer program.
A Railroad Runs Through It: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Oso Firehall, 21824 State Route 530 NE, Arlington. The Centennial Trail Coalition of Snohomish County invites the public to hear Bob Heirman, author of "A Railroad Runs Through It: Reflections from Everett to Darrington," who will speak about local railroad history.
Beavers movie: 7 p.m. Friday at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County's McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Free viewing of this half-hour IMAX documentary, followed by a Q-and-A. Reservations required: 425-316-8592.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice prepared and served by volunteers. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children under age 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More information: 360-794-6359.
Surviving the Holidays seminar: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St NE in Marysville. This seminar about coping with grief during the holidays is part of the church's GriefShare support group but is open to the public. Registration is recommended: 360-659-7777. Workbooks are $4. More info: www.mtvpc.org.
Mission Good Grades: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Features resource stations on homework tools, online tutoring and research; tricks and tips from a professional organizer and busy mom; and interactive science-themed shows by Made Science. More info: 425-493-8202, www.sno-isle.org.
Shredding event: 12-4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Northlake Christian Church, 19029 North Road, Bothell. This is a fundraiser for Lynnwood High School's chapter of Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), which requests a $5 to $10 donation per box or bag to be shredded.
Red Solo Cup Party: starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 13 club, 1216 Broadway, Everett. The open house event includes a contest to see who can make the most creative thing out of red plastic cups. A tiara-making party also is on the docket, along with various raffles and sales to benefit kidney disease research. More info: 425-876-4247.
Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday at Oak Heights Elementary School, 15500 18th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. This is a fundraiser for the sixth-grade class trip in June to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. Proceeds help fund scholarships for those who cannot cover the full cost.
Holiday Craft & Gift Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Over 50 vendors vendors with handmade items, bake sale, and lunch and beverages available for purchase.
Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Handmade items, cafe and bake sale.
Holiday Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at The Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave., Snohomish. Handmade gifts, Bridge Brew latte stand and baked goods.
Holiday Fair: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the gym at Holy Rosary church and school, 630 Seventh Ave. N., Edmonds. Baked goods, handmade gifts, "new again" household items and holiday decorations plus raffle items.
Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. A wide variety of handmade items, baked goods, jams, homemade cookies, breads and a silent auction table. Lunch will be available for a nominal charge. Proceeds benefit several local and church-related nonprofits.
Holiday Garden Art & Crafts: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Gleneagle Country Club, located at 7619 E. Country Club Dr., Arlington. The Arlington Garden Club hosts this first-time event featuring handmade crafts, art and gifts for children, adults, pets, homes and gardens. Raffle to benefit the Arlington Food Bank features a fused glass window.
Bazaar & Bake Sale: 12-4 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Auxiliary Unit 76, 115 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington. All proceeds go towards supporting veterans.
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.
Lymphedema support group meeting: Next meets 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: Next meets 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.
United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter: Next meets 7-9 p.m. Nov. 21 at the United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. The group's purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of people with ostomies. More info: Cathryn, 425-337-7221.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Next meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. This is the Everett chapter of the national support group. More info: www.pflag.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.
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: Next meets 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 21 at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
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.
WAYS TO HELP
Stuff the Bus: The Lakewood School District Transportation Department plans a food drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Smokey Point Walmart store, 4010 172nd St. NE, Arlington. Donations benefit the Arlington and Marysville food banks as well as the Stillaguamish Senior Center.
Donate cellphones: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is recycling cellphones. Even without service, cellphones can call 911 when charged. Phones may be dropped off at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett, which is open Tuesday through Saturday. Other locations can be found by visiting www.dvs-snoco.org, or call Stephanie Civey at 425-259-2827 ext. 13.
Senior Services needs drivers: Senior Services of Island County, facilitating agency of the Meals-on-Wheels program at the Camano Center, is in desperate need of a few dedicated volunteers to help deliver meals and smiles to home-bound Camano Island seniors. Hours will be 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Drivers are reimbursed 50 cents per mile driven to help offset the cost of fuel. More info: Tammy Leroy or Lisa Brents at 360-387-0222.
Treats for Troops: Through Thursday, drop off candy to send to troops in Afghanistan. Drop-off locations are at Sweet Indulgence, 19555 State Route 2, Monroe; Cedarbrook Veterinary Care, 9812 215th Ave. SE, Snohomish; Bothell Fire Department, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.; Cold Stone Creamery at 17848 Garden Way NE in Woodinville and 16822 Twin Lake Ave. in Marysville; and the AT&T campus, building 7 and 8 lobbies, 20309 North Creek Parkway in Bothell. More info: 206-948-3933.
Holiday donations for food bank: The Snohomish Community Food Bank expects to feed 425 families for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. The food bank seeks groups of people willing to "sponsor" a certain menu item and bring in from 100 to 425 of that item. It also is asking for turkeys, hams and whole chickens. Toys for a giving tree also are accepted. More info: Elizabeth Grant, 360-568-7993.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-259-3191 (Everett) or Jennifer Reasoner at email@example.com or 360-793-2400 (Sultan).
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. 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.
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.[/URL]
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