Bingo: Mill Creek Parks and Recreation and the Youth Advisory Board host a Bingo Night, 6-8 p.m. today at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd. Cost is $2 plus a canned food donation for the Mill Creek Food Bank. Includes nine game cards; extra cards $1. Pizza slice and drink, $2. More info: 425-745-1891.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Thin, rolled pancakes with strawberries and syrup, along with ham and beverages. Cost is $5; children under age 4 are free. More info: 425-334-0421.
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.
Rummage sale: Skykomish Valley Indian Education plans a rummage sale and car wash, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Park Place Middle School, 1408 W. Main St., Monroe. Donations for the sale will be accepted 4-7 p.m. today or after 8 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit educational and cultural activities and scholarships for Native students. More info: 360-804-2554.
Health & Fitness Expo: Rubber chicken relays, soccer skills and cheer clinics and more, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Edmonds-Woodway High School stadium, 7600 212th St. SW, Edmonds. More info: 425-771-0268.
Book sale: Friends of the Mill Creek Library holds its only sale of the year, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The library is at 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway. More info: 425-337-4822.
Bazaar: Stanwood Community and Senior Center holds a bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 7430 276th St. NW.
Eagle show: Meet Freedom and her handler, Jeff Guidry, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. Reservations required: 425-316-8592.
Tea and fashion: The Stanwood Community and Senior Center plans a fundraising Spring Tea Luncheon and Fashion Show, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The center is at 7430 276th St. NW. Tickets are $10 and reservations are encouraged; call 360-629-7403.
Wags and Whiskers: Pet adoption event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Northpointe Animal Hospital, at the corner of Alderwood Mall Parkway and 164th Street. More info: 425-329-4466.
Celebration of Food: This free, family-friendly festival includes food samples, gardening demonstrations, tips on preserving food, contests and more, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW. More info: www.edcc.edu.
Solar power: Learn about the Snohomish County Public Utility District's Solar Express program at an information session, 6-7:30 p.m. May 21 in the PUD Everett Commission Room, 2320 California St. More info: 425-783-1700.
Downtown living: Learn about opportunities for housing around Everett Station at a seminar, "Creating People Oriented Places," 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 21 in the Weyerhaeuser Room at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave. Tour the neighborhood. Snacks provided. RSVP to Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holocaust series: Robert Herschkowitz retraces his childhood odyssey from his homeland of Belgium to a French concentration camp and over the Alps by foot to Switzerland and safety, 12:20-1:20 p.m. May 22 in room 101 of the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. More info: 425-388-9411.
Lego Lab: Tweens can build with Legos and Roylco straws, 2-4 p.m. May 24 and the fourth Friday of every month at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. More info: 360-568-2898.
Low tide walk: Join a ranger-naturalist for a one-hour introduction to the intertidal community, 11 a.m.-noon May 25 and noon-1 p.m. May 26. Meet at the Olympic Beach visitor station, 200 Admiral Way in Edmonds. More info: 425-771-0227.
WAYS TO HELP
Sewing party: The Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors seek volunteers to sew flannel pajamas for young children who are brought to Safe Place prior to being placed in foster care. The sewing party will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, in the Cougar classroom behind the WSU Extension Office. The pajamas are cut out and ready to sew, just bring your sewing machine, basic sewing tools, and your own brown bag lunch and beverage. More info: Carla at 206-595-9717 or email@example.com.
CASA flea market: The Camano Animal Shelter Association plans a flea market June 8 and seeks donations of sale items. All donated items must be in good, working order. Clothing must be on hangers and new or gently used. No heavy furniture, TVs, computers or outdoor items. Volunteers also are needed to help at the event. More info: Sheri Rhoads, 360-631-5258, 360-853-3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike repair: Work parties to prepare for the Kid's Bike Swap, to be held June 9, are set for 6-9 p.m. May 28, June 5 and 6 at Sharing Wheels, 2525 Broadway, Everett. Improve your bike repair skills or just moisturize with grease while helping this nonprofit event. Bike donations also welcome. More info: sharingwheels.org, 425-252-6952.
Project Homeless Connect: Donations of backpacks, totes, hotel-size soaps and toothpaste and other hygiene products are needed for Project Homeless Connect. Donations can be dropped off by 4 p.m. June 21 at YWCA Pathways for Women, 6027 208th St. SW in Lynnwood, or at the Everett YWCA Regional Center, 3301 Broadway. Checks also can be made out, to The Everett Gospel Mission c/o Project Homeless Connect, P.O. Box 423, Everett, WA 98206-0423. For more information or to volunteer, contact Svea Stromme at email@example.com or 425-374-5543.
Clothes For Kids: Look for donation bins and businesses and civic locations throughout Lynnwood this month to donate clothing to local nonprofit Clothes For Kids. A Stuff the Truck event caps the monthlong campaign, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1 at the Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave. W. More info: www.clothesforkids.org.
Skykomish train volunteers: Skykomish has a new Town Center and seeks volunteers to help with parking and people control for the new Great Northern and Cascade Railway, a one-eighth-scale railroad built to haul people. More info: Kevin Weiderstrom at 425-231-8797 (after 1 p.m.) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marching bands: The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce seeks marching bands to perform in the An Edmonds Kind of 4th parade. More info: www.edmondswa.com.
Library sale: The Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks donations of gently used books, CDs, videos and DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software for its ongoing book sale. A drop box is in the foyer of the library, 650 Main St.
Lake monitors: Snohomish County Surface Water Management seeks volunteers to collect water quality samples and record data this summer for Armstrong, Bryant, Goodwin, Lost (Devils), Meadow, Shoecraft and Wagner lakes. Training and basic equipment provided. Role involves a few hours each month from May to October. More info: Jennifer Oden, 425-388-3464, or www.lakes.surfacewater.info.
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 growing season. More info: Paulette Jacobson at 425-374-6311 or email@example.com.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a few volunteers. Someone is needed to check clients in for the foot clinic most Wednesdays and also possibly to make reminder calls the night before. Also needed is a front desk volunteer for Fridays (people skills and basic computer skills required). The Second Chance Thrift Shop also needs several volunteers: one to work on linens 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday or 1-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday or all day Monday (labor intensive; no allergies, not squeamish); someone strong with a good back to move heavy items on Tuesdays; someone to help shelve merchandise; and someone to work testing, repairing and pricing male-oriented items on Mondays and Fridays. More info: Lisa at 360-387-0222.
Fabric donations: The Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development seeks donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn and needlework items for its third annual Fabric Sale, to be held June 15. Proceeds from the sale support Camp Stitch-a-Lot and camp scholarships. Donations will be accepted 2-8 p.m. June 14 at the McCollum Park Education building, located behind the WSU Extension office at 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To donate earlier, contact Rita at 425-483-3594 (south Snohomish or north King counties); Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org (central Snohomish County); or Midge at 425-319-3351 (north Snohomish County).
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.
Donate cellphones: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County recycles cellphones, iPads and iPhones. Donate at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. For other sites or more information, visit www.dvs-snoco.org or call 425-259-2827 ext. 13.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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: email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-259-3191 (Everett); Jennifer Reasoner at email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, [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 email@example.com.
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. May 23 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
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.
Parkinson's disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. May 25 (fourth Saturday) at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-327-9401.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. today (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Meets next at 7 p.m. May 20 (third 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. 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.
Widowed support group: Meets weekly in Marysville, both men and women. More info: 360-659-7861.
Farmer's market assistance: The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program applications are now available at www.sssc.org and at local senior centers. Eligible low-income seniors receive $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized farmers markets or farm stands. Applications are due by May 31. More info: 425-347-1229.
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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