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Volunteer: Helpers needed for plant sale
Volunteer help is needed daily from Feb. 25 to March 2 to help prepare the Snohomish Conservation District's annual plant sale.
The staff seeks help with sorting and packaging plants during the week leading up to the March 2 plant sale and during the Saturday sale at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds commercial building in Monroe. The district will provide warm drinks and snacks, and volunteers who donate at least two hours will receive a special plant gift.
The 2- to 4-hour shifts run between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25-March 2 and 4-7 p.m. Feb. 26-27.
More info: Kristin Marshall at 425-335-5643, ext. 116, or
Dance: Join the fun at Big Band benefit
The Moonlight Swing Orchestra will play Big Band dance numbers from 6-8:30 p.m. March 9 to raise money for the Stanwood Area Historical Society.
The benefit will be held at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Cost is $20 per person, $35 per couple, or $100 for a table of six.
To purchase, call Rose King at 360-387-1278 or email Bill Keller at
Immerse: Train to be a Beach Watcher
The deadline to apply for training to become a Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher is March 12.
Beach Watchers are university-trained volunteers dedicated to protecting Puget Sound's fragile coastal environment through education, research and restoration. The 100-hour training includes expert presentations, field trips and hands-on practice. Participants volunteer at least 100 hours over two years on a number of self-crafted projects.
Training runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2-26 and Oct. 1-29, at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. There is a $35 materials fee; fee waivers are available.
For more information or to request an application, contact Chrys Bertolotto at or 425-357-6020, or go to
Donate: Breakfast aids Clothes For Kids
Clothes For Kids will hold its third annual Transforming Lives Breakfast fundraiser from 8-9 a.m. March 14 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW.
This year's emcee will be Jen Mueller, sports reporter and CEO of Talk Sporty to Me.
The breakfast is free; there will be a donation request during the event.
Clothes For Kids, a Lynnwood-based nonprofit, provides wardrobes for low-income families. Last year, the organization provided more than 4,044 wardrobes to low-income children in Snohomish County.
"The fundraising breakfast helps us to fill the gaps in sizes and items that in-kind donations do not cover, helping to ensure that students receive a complete wardrobe," program manager Nancy Laird-Burris said in a press release.
To RSVP or learn more, visit
Serve: Arlington has openings on boards
The city of Arlington is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the Library Board, the Airport Commission, and the Park, Arts and Recreation Commission.
More info: 360-403-3441.
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