Family STEM Night: Boeing, Edmonds Public Schools Foundation, and Edmonds School District present STEM Expo 2013, a showcase of student research and design in grades 4-12, 6-8 p.m. today at Mountlake Terrace High School, 218010 44th Ave. More info: www.edmonds.wednet.edu.
French Toast Breakfast: The Mill Creek Senior Center offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser, 8:30-11 a.m. Thursday at Merrill Gardens at Mill Creek, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway. French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit and beverages. The asking donation is $10. More info: 425-948-7170.
Open Studio Night for Teens: Use decorative papers and ribbons to create "Friendship Folios," one of several free, hands-on art projects planned for the event with professional artists, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. More info: www.schack.org.
Lego Lab: Tweens are invited to build with Legos and Roylco Straws, 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. More info: 360-568-2898.
Flashlight egg hunt: The third annual Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt, for teens in sixth through 12th grades, is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Heatherwood Middle School gym, 1419 Trillium Blvd., Mill Creek. The event is free. Parent waiver required. Bring a flashlight and a bag. More info: www.cityofmillcreek.com.
Metal recycling: The Cascade High School track and field team plans a recycling drive fundraiser, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the campus at 801 E Casino Road, Everett. Accepted items include washers, dryers, barbecues, dishwashers, printers, chain-link fencing, weights, cable and wire, nuts and bolts, lawn mowers, metal pipes, copper pipes, and any other metal products.
Leap and Learn About Frogs: A "toadally frogtastic experience" for families with Thayer "Frog Lady" Cueter, 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library's Evergreen branch, 9512 Evergreen Way. More info: 425-257-8030.
Coal concert: Musician Dana Lyons performs and gives a short presentation on the effects of proposed coal export trains. Family friendly event, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Suggested donation $10-$25. More info: 425-303-0474.
Community dance: Camano Junction will play Big Band sound for a community dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Tickets are $7 members, $10 non-members, at the door. Light snacks provided. Proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will help the center purchase a new piano. More info: 360-387-0222.
Transition Resource Fair: The 16th annual event aims to help young adults with developmental disabilities find, connect to and understand available resources. The event runs 4-8:30 p.m. March 26 at Cascade High School, 801 E. Casino Road, Everett. Resource tables and workshops with representatives from over 50 agencies. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-388-7259, or www.snoco.org (search "developmental disabilities").
DSHS visit: The state Department of Social and Health Services' Mobile Community Service Office comes to Granite Falls, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 27 at the Granite Falls IGA, 115 N. Granite Ave. Staff will conduct application interviews for food, cash and medical assistance as well as drug and alcohol treatment services, yearly reviews, and to answer other questions.
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Help salmon on Saturday: Help Sound Salmon Solutions restore the Pilchuck River near Lake Stevens by planting native trees and shrubs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. More info: 425-252-6686, email@example.com.
Cashier needed: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, is looking for a cashier for Monday lunches. Call Nancy or Lisa at 360-387-0222 if you can help out.
Advocates needed: Snohomish County's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks volunteers to serve as advocates for vulnerable adults. Volunteers receive four days of initial training, then are 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 www1.co.snohomish.wa.us (type "ombudsman" in the search box). More info: July Andre, 425-388-7393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed: The nonprofit Providence General Children's Association needs volunteers at the Providence Regional Medical Center Pacific campus gift shop -- located at the Women's and Children's Pavilion, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett -- for four-hour shifts, day or evening, one or more times per month. Gift shop proceeds benefit Northwest children in need. Must complete hospital volunteer forms, TB test, background check and training. More info: PGCA President Julie Dickson, 425-339-1398.
Cascade Valley Hospital: Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave. in Arlington, is recruiting volunteers to work in a variety of positions -- from greeting patients and visitors, to helping out in the Emergency Department. Call 360-618-7850 to register for a volunteer orientation session. Upcoming sessions: 2 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. April 2, and 2 p.m. April 17.
Volunteers needed at Port Susan Bay: Spend a couple of hours each week volunteering at The Nature Conservancy's Port Susan Bay Preserve near Stanwood. Volunteers are especially needed on weekends to help monitor visitation during busy times. Help familiarize visitors with preserve rules; check if they have permission to visit; report any management concerns to Conservancy staff. Must provide own transportation, be able to work on weekends, have friendly "customer service" skills and be able to handle occasional tense situations diplomatically. More info: Barbara French at email@example.com or 206-436-6236.
Volunteer for DVS: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County presents a five-week, 20-hour community education and volunteer training class, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, April 1-29, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6. Classes are free to volunteers who commit 10 hours of volunteer time within a 6-month period. Light snacks and breaks provided. More info: Sharon Lee at 425-259-2827 ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds volunteer information sessions the third Wednesday of the month. More info: Joanie, 425-261-4815.
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.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people age 55 and older for a variety of volunteer opportunities at schools, food banks and homeless shelters, in the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at email@example.com, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
Dental care: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and others are invited to help provide dental care to patients who have lost their Medicaid dental benefits. The one-day event is slated for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7 at Cedar Family Dentistry in Marysville. More info: Kendra Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-659-3232.
Bazaar vendors wanted: Snohomish Senior Center seeks vendors for its Spring Fling to be held April 13 at the center, 506 Fourth St. SW. Tables and space cost is $30. To request an application, call the Senior Center at 360-568-0934 or Carol at 360-568-4351.
Operation Lookout: The National Center for Missing Youth in Everett seeks volunteers for 20 hours weekly. The group is looking for social and community service providers experienced with criminal justice or victim backgrounds to assist with case management, data entry, office work and graphic design. Send resume or letter of interest to email@example.com.
Help out at Habitat store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County seeks volunteers to help staff the store in four-hour shifts between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The store is at 2302 Broadway, Everett. The store also accepts donations of building materials, household items and furniture by appointment. More info: 425-903-4430 or www.habitatsnohomish.org.
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.
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.
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: Volunteers and donations welcome. Send checks to 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208, or bring in food donations, 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, marysvillefoodbank.org.
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); Jennifer Reasoner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-793-2400 (Sultan).
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm, a no-kill, farmlike shelter in Arlington, has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Donations also are accepted, such as gift cards to pet stores, dog heating pads, pet food and more. More info: 360-652-5844, email@example.com, [URL]www.saveourdogsandcats.org;http://www.saveourdogsandcats.org[URL].
Veterans 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.
Interview technique workshop: Free interview technique workshops for job-seekers will be offered at various Sno-Isle Libraries through March and April. Remaining workshops: 1-3 p.m. April 9 at Monroe Library (1070 Village Way), and 1-3 p.m. April 11 at Lynnwood Library (19200 44th Ave. W.).
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. March 28 (fourth Thursday) at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive in Everett. Support and information for people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends also invited. More info: Maurine at 425-338-1395 or email@example.com, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 2 (first Tuesday) on the second floor of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Lymphedema support group: Meets next from 6-8 p.m. March 21 (third Thursday) in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: email@example.com.
Parkinson's disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. March 23 (fourth Saturday) at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-327-9401.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. Peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Confidential and free. More info: 888-468-2620 or [/URL]www.cpsn.org;http://www.cpsn.org[URL].
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: Meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. March 20 (third Wednesday) at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Several local chapters of this nonprofit weight-loss club meet at different days and times across Snohomish County. Meetings include a private weigh-in, peer support, information and awards for progress. First meeting is free. More info: www.tops.org, or area captain Darlene Wascher at 360-658-1311.
Teed Off Seniors Golf: The Lynnwood Senior Center sponsors a fun, social golfing group for those age 62 and older. Teed Off meets alternate Thursdays throughout the spring, summer and early fall at the Nile Shrine Golf Course in Mountlake Terrace. More info: 425-670-5050.
Scrabble group: Plays at 12:15 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-334-2878.
Friendship Club: A group of senior citizens meets for lunch the second Thursday of each month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 216 Broadway, Everett. Lunch costs $7. The group also takes monthly bus tours. More info: Edward, 425-493-2588.
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 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.[/URL]
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