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. today 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 [URL]www.snoco.org;http://www.snoco.org[URL] (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. Wednesday 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.
Brown Bag Series: Learn about the University Center of North Puget Sound, based at Everett Community College, during a Brown Bag lecture, noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber, 8825 34th Ave. NE, Suite C, in Marysville. To reserve a seat: email@example.com or 360-659-7700.
Grandview sale: Terry Moore's sale of spring clothing, jewelry, purses and more, all priced at $5 or less, is set for 1-3 p.m. Thursday at Grandview Village and Retirement, 5800 64th St. NE, Marysville.
String dolls: Teens are invited to use pipe cleaners and colored thread to create miniature string dolls, 1 p.m. Friday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
Easter 5k: The Lion's Hippity-Hop Easter 5k Run/Walk for charity is set for a 10 a.m. start Saturday at 8815 272nd St. NW, Stanwood. Registration is $15, $20 the day of event. All proceeds go to local charities. A free Kids Cottontail Fun Run will be held for ages 12 and younger. Register online at [/URL]tinyurl.com/abvxg5u;http://tinyurl.com/abvxg5u[URL]. More info: 360-629-8500.
Easter parade: The city of Snohomish plans its Community Easter Parade and Bonnet Contest, followed by an egg hunt, starting with the parade at 11 a.m. Saturday along First Street downtown. More info: [/URL]cityofsnohomish.com;http://cityofsnohomish.com[URL], 360-568-2526.
Microchip clinic: Camano Animal Shelter Association plans a low-cost microchip clinic, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is at 198 Can Ku Road, Camano Island. Cats and dogs only. Cats must arrive in a carrier and dogs must be leashed. More info: 360-387-1902.
Craft time: "Make and Take Concrete Stepping Stones" will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. All ages welcome. Bring an 8-inch cake pan, plastic pot saucer, pie plate or other mold and toppings. To register: 425-493-8202 or [/URL]www.sno-isle.org;http://www.sno-isle.org[URL].
Pancake breakfast: Veterans of Foreign Post 7392 holds its monthly breakfast fundraiser, 10 a.m.-noon March 31. The Whitehead-Muzzall Post is located at 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats, and biscuits and gravy. Cost is $7, $4 for seniors (62 and over), $4 for kids (under 12). A chicken-fried steak breakfast is available for $9. More info: 360-675-4048 or [/URL]vfwpost7392.org;http://vfwpost7392.org[URL].
Away to Fairyland: Kids can learn about fairy lore and create a fairy house to take home, 1-2 p.m. April 1 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., and at 1 p.m. April 2 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. The spring break craft series continues with "Creature Creation" at 2 p.m. April 2 in Snohomish and puppet-making at 1 p.m. April 3 in Monroe. More spring crafts: [/URL]www.sno-isle.org;http://www.sno-isle.org[URL].
Caw, Caw: Learn about crows, considered the most adaptable and intelligent birds in the world, at a family-friendly program, 1 p.m. April 1 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, and at 2 p.m. April 3 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. More spring programs: [/URL]www.sno-isle.org;http://www.sno-isle.org[URL].
Gulch story: Explore "The Japanese Gulch Fish Passage Story," 7 p.m. April 3 at Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way. This is the first in the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers' monthly lecture series. More info: 425-357-6020.
WAYS TO HELP
Garden for food bank: The Red Barn Community Farm, about half of which is dedicated to raising fresh food for the Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank, seeks volunteers to help with the upcoming growing season. Saturday morning work parties start in April. More info: Paulette Jacobson at 425-374-6311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, is looking for a cashier for Monday lunches and a volunteer to help at the front desk on Fridays. People and basic computer skills required for front desk post. More info: Nancy or Lisa at 360-387-0222.
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 [/URL]www1.co.snohomish.wa.us;http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.usVolunteer 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 email@example.com.
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.
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."> (type "ombudsman" in the search box). More info: July Andre, 425-388-7393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providence gift shop: 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: 5 p.m. April 2, and 2 p.m. April 17.
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
;http://www.stanwoodseniorcenter.org[URL]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 [/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 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, [/URL]marysvillefoodbank.org.;http://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.
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.
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 www.cpsn.org.
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, 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 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.
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