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Lego Lab: Tweens can build with Legos and Roylco straws, 2-4 p.m. Friday 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 Saturday and noon-1 p.m. Sunday. Meet at the Olympic Beach visitor station, 200 Admiral Way in Edmonds. More info: 425-771-0227.
Caregiver film: The Stillaguamish Senior Center presents "A Prescription for Caregivers: Take Care of Yourself" featuring Wendy Lustbader, 1-2:30 p.m. May 29. The senior center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.
Humanity not Hatred: The Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights invites the community to this conversation about human rights honoring Brisenia and Raul Flores, 5:30 p.m. May 29 at the amphitheatre on the Snohomish County campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-388-7308.
Artists' Garage Sale: Schack Art Center artists offer seconds, art supplies and more, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1, rain or shine, on the 2900 block of Hoyt Avenue downtown Everett.
Get Movin': Kick-off celebrations are set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 1 for this popular fitness-focused family program. Locations include Allen Creek Elementary in Marysville, Forest Park in Everett and the Alderwood mall in Lynnwood. More info:
Weed watch: A Wilderness Weed Watchers training is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 at the Darrington Ranger Station, 1405 Emens Ave. N. Hikers are needed to monitor trails for infestations. More info: Sasha Shaw at 206-263-6468.
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:, 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 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:
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
Marching bands: The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce seeks marching bands to perform in the An Edmonds Kind of 4th parade. More info:
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
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
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 (central Snohomish County); or Midge at 425-319-3351 (north Snohomish County).
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.
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 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, 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
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
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
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
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:, 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,
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 or 425-259-3191 (Everett); Jennifer Reasoner at 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,,
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
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, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 4 (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
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.
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
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:, 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 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,
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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