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Identify: Strange artifact? Bring it here
The Monroe Historical Society invites the community to its annual membership meeting and program, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.
Laura Phillips, archaeology collections manager at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, will speak about local archaeology followed by an artifact identification session. Archaeologist Philippe LeTourneau of the King County Historic Preservation Program will join Phillips to identify objects.
Residents are encouraged to bring up to two items for identification, including American Indian artifacts from the Pacific Northwest made from bones, antlers, rocks and shells. No appraisals will be given. The experts do not authenticate items for sale. Artifact ID Day is an annual event at the Burke Museum in Seattle.
More info: 360-217-2773,
Sew: Do good through needle arts
The nonprofit Clothing and Textile Advisors aims to promote sewing and needle and textile arts through educational and charitable activities within the community and its membership, "one stitch at a time."
An orientation to join CTA will be 9 a.m. to noon March 18. An eight-week training runs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, April 1-May 20. Both the orientation and the classes are held in the McCollum Park Education building behind the Snohomish County Extension Office, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.
The group offers hands-on classes throughout the year for youth and adults, including its annual youth program, Camp Stitch-a-Lot. The group also meets community needs through its outreach and Sew Thoughtful programs.
The next Sew Thoughtful event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15 to sew walker bags for Group Health Hospital rehabilitation centers.
More info: Carla Peery, 206-595-9717 or
Eat: Breakfast aids Drewel fund
The Greater Everett Community Foundation will host the annual breakfast for the Human Services Fund in Honor of Bob Drewel at 7:30 a.m. March 20 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett.
To register email Registration is free but you will be asked to make a donation.
The event honors several outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to human services in Snohomish County through two surprise awards. Proceeds from the event support grant-making for the Human Services Endowment Fund in Honor of Bob Drewel.
Volunteer: Help vulnerable adults
Snohomish County's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks volunteers to serve as long-term care ombudsmen, acting as advocates, educators, investigators and problem-solvers for vulnerable adults living throughout the county.
Volunteers come from all walks of life, ages and educational levels. The common thread is an interest in serving vulnerable adults.
Certification is required. Volunteers receive four days of initial training. They are then asked to volunteer four hours a week, attend in-service meetings and submit an activity report.
The 2013 certification training is May 15-16, 22-23.
Applications can be printed from In the "Search for" box, type "ombudsman."
More info: July Andre, 425-388-7393 or
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