Kla Ha Ya Days: The annual Snohomish festival continues through Sunday. More info: www.klahayadays.com.
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.
Metal and electronics recycling: Cascade High School's Class of 2014 hosts a community metal and electronics recycling event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot on the campus at 801 E. Casino Road, Everett. Cash donations also accepted. Proceeds go toward Grad Night 2014. More info: Peg at 425-210-9165.
Food drive and rummage sale: Snohomish Family Medicine hosts this benefit for the Snohomish Food Bank, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at its offices at 629 Ave. D.
Yard sale and storage auction: Everett Downtown Storage holds a Giant Indoor Yard Sale and Storage Auction event, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Sellers and bidders alike welcome. There also will be music and food. Proceeds from sale-space rentals and a raffle will support the Wounded Warrior Project. More info: Sunny Allen-Estes at 425-259-1506.
Animal Adoption Fair: 12-4 p.m. Saturday at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, 11308 92nd St. SE. Several well-known rescue groups from around the area will bring dogs, cats and horses for people to adopt. More info: 360-568-3113.
Going Batty: Bat expert Barbara Ogaard dispels myths and shares how bats are beneficial to humans and the environment, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Features live bats. More info: 425-493-8202.
Music and ice cream: The Camano Center and Merrill Gardens at Stanwood present Brass Band Northwest and an ice cream social, 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. All proceeds go to the band and the Camano Center. More info: 360-387-0222.
Salmon barbecue: The annual Alaskan salmon barbecue sponsored by the Tillicum Kiwanis Club of Snohomish will be held 12-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hill Park, 1610 Park Ave. Cost is $15, $10 seniors over 60, $5 kids ages 6-10, age 5 and under free. Plate refills are $7.
Sand sculpting contest: Form a team or build a sand sculpture on your own at this free amateur contest open to all ages, 10 a.m.-noon July 23 at Marina Beach, 650 Admiral Way S. in Edmonds. Sign up the day of the event, and remember to bring buckets and shovels. Judging begins at noon with awards at 12:30 p.m. More info: 425-771-0230.
I Dig Dinosaurs: Explore the world of dinosaur bones and fossils, find out what a paleontologist does and put together a dinosaur skeleton, 2 p.m. July 24 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. For ages 6-11. The program also will be held at 2 p.m. July 25 at Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. More info: 425-493-8202 (Mukilteo), 360-568-2898 (Snohomish).
Wildlife Wednesday: Northwest Stream Center holds a free showing of "Hoot," 7 p.m. July 24 at its facility at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Seats must be reserved. Call 425-316-8592.
Pajama Storytime: Children are invited to bring their stuffed friends for a special storytime, 7 p.m. July 24 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Then, stuffed toys left for a sleepover at the library will be returned to their owners at 10 a.m. July 26 for snacks and a craft, along with photos of their adventures in the library. More info: 360-568-2898.
Barbecue: Mill Creek Senior Center holds an all-you-can-eat barbecue fundraiser, 12-2 p.m. July 25 at the Merrill Gardens retirement center, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, pop and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Suggested donation is $10.
Carnival by the Sea: 5-7:30 p.m. July 25 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Admission is $15 for members, $20 non-members and $10 for kids and includes a hot dog or hamburger meal. There will be clowns, a caricature artist, a wallaby, games, prizes, cake walk, dunk tank and more. More info: 425-774-5555 ext. 104.
Shred and Share: A free shredding event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 27 at Washington State Employees Credit Union's Everett branch, 404 128th St. SW. Up to three boxes can be shredded (about 150 pounds). Donations also will be collected for the Everett Food Bank.
Equine adoption event: All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville plans an adoption and foster event and bake sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27 at its facility at 2415 116th St. NE. Volunteer opportunities also will be listed. More info: 425-263-6390.
Pancake breakfast: Lake Stevens Fire holds its annual breakfast, 6 a.m.-noon July 27-28 during Aquafest at the downtown fire station, 12409 21st St. NE. All-you-can-eat pancakes, plus ham and eggs. By donation. Half of the proceeds benefit the Vern Foster family.
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. July 25 (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.
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.
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.
Parkinson's disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. July 27 (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 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.
Table tennis: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Five tables with paddles and balls provided. Cost is $1 per session. For ages 50 and older. More info: 425-257-8780.
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: 425-257-8780.
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.
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.
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.
WAYS TO HELP
Help residents with dementia: Clare Bridge at Silver Lake in Everett provides Alzheimer's and dementia care for seniors and seeks volunteers to interact with residents, such as leading a watercolor class, going for a walk, playing board games, performing music, playing Wii games, leading a Bible study and more. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, pass a background check and apply in person at 2015 Lake Heights Drive. More info: brookdaleliving.com.
Warehouse needed: Marine Corps Toys for Tots of South Snohomish County seeks a warehouse where it can collect, sort, count and distribute the thousands of donations it receives each year for its Christmas-time program. More info: Mary E. Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-344-0359.
Fundraiser for organ transplant patient: An Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser for the Children's Organ Transplant Association to benefit Serene Dana will be held 8-10 a.m. Aug. 3 at Applebee's, 4626 W. 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. Tickets are $10, available at the door or in advance from Kara Hillius, email@example.com. Half of the proceeds go to the fund. Serene, who recently turned 1 year old, underwent a liver transplant surgery in April.
Long-term care ombudsmen: The Snohomish County Department of Human Services seeks volunteer long-term care ombudsmen, who meet with people in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes. More information and an application packet are available by contacting July Andre 425-388-7404 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at http://tinyurl.com/kedr6s4.
Dalmatian Drive: The annual Dalmatian Drive sponsored by Marysville Chiropractic runs Saturday through Sept. 2. Monetary donations benefit the Marysville Fire District's stuffed dalmatian program. Paramedic and aid units carry the toys to give to children in times of distress. The goal this year is to raise enough money to buy 500 stuffed dogs, which cost $4. For each $3 donated, Dr. Bob DeFever will donate $1. More info: 360-659-6241.
Volunteer at senior center: The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, needs volunteer receptionists and substitute receptionists for morning and afternoon shifts; bingo volunteers for Tuesday during the day and Friday night; raffle volunteer for Friday morning; sandwich maker for Tuesday morning; drivers for trips; and cooks for chicken dinners starting in September. More info: 360-653-4551 or email@example.com.
Aquafest help: The Lake Stevens festival runs July 26-28 and has a wide range of volunteer needs, including delivering pizzas, registering children for the parade, set-up and tear-down. See a full list and get more information at www.aquafest.org.
Tuberculosis stories: The TB Voices Project for Snohomish County seeks people to share their experiences about tuberculosis, whether it affected themselves or someone else in their lives. The project runs until October. For more information, go to www.tbphotovoice.org or contact project director Teresa Rugg at 360-862-9034.
Help wildlife: PAWS Wildlife Center seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants to perform a variety of tasks. In the spring and summer, duties also include hand-feeding young mammals. More info: www.paws.org/wildlife-volunteer-care-assistant.html or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands of Hope Food Bank: The food bank is now a Volunteers of America Food Bank at a new location, 9021 Evergreen Way, Everett. Volunteers and donations welcome. Send checks to P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206. Food donation and client hours are 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. More info: Leann Geiger, senior director of Basic Services, at 425-259-3191.
Textile recycling: Donate reusable clothing, linens, towels, shoes and other household textiles to a collection bin at the Habitat Store, 2302 Broadway, Everett. Donations benefit the Northwest Center. More info: www.nwcenter.org.
Farmers market volunteers: The Port Susan Farmers Market will be held 3-7 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 18. Volunteers are needed for set-up, tear-down and more. More info: www.portsusan.org, or Leslie Collings at 360-202-3932.
Berry sale: The Snohomish Rotary Club is taking orders for blueberries for a fundraiser to benefit its service projects, including scholarships and other youth activities. Blueberries are in a 10-pound box; pick-up July 25. Pick-up locations are Everett, Mill Creek, Monroe and Snohomish. More info or to order: www.snohomishrotary.org, or Jim Church at 360-568-1693.
Ironman help: Lake Stevens hosts Ironman 70.3 on Sunday and is in need of volunteers. Click on the "Volunteer" tab at www.ironmanlakestevens.com for a registration form. More info: Karen Morea at email@example.com.
Dog vendors: Scrub-A-Mutt plans its sixth annual dog wash to benefit local rescue centers Aug. 17 at Strawberry Fields Park, next to the Marysville Off Leash Dog Park. Vendors and organizations that sell to or support dogs are sought. Booth spaces (10-by-10) are $50 for businesses and $25 for nonprofit and rescue groups. More info: www.scrub-a-mutt.org.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a few volunteers. The center needs a person or team to build some A-board road signs to use for special events; a front desk volunteer for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; volunteers to transport seniors to medical appointments; a volunteer to check in clients for most Wednesday foot clinics; substitute drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors; and volunteers for various duties at upcoming special events. The Second Chance Thrift Shop also needs volunteers, including help with displaying items, tidying displayed items and for Friday and Saturday shifts. More info: 360-387-0222.
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, go to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
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.
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.
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.
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm, a no-kill, farm-like 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, 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 email@example.com.
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