Lego Lab: Children and families are invited to create with Legos and Roylco straws 2-4 p.m. today (fourth Friday) at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. More info: 360-568-2898.
Book sale: The Friends of the Edmonds Library sale is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Browse bargains on thousands of donated books, CDs and DVDs for all ages. Proceeds benefit the Edmonds Library.
Cultural Day: The Daughters of Norway Ingeborg Lodge 43 invite the community to this free event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 9910 270th St. NW in Stanwood. Demonstrations, genealogy resources, as well as sales of lunch, baked goods and used books. More info: 360-387-7401.
CASA open house: The Camano Animal Shelter Association (CASA) celebrates Make A Difference Day with a 15th anniversary open house, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is at 198 Can Ku Road, Camano Island. Also, a low-cost microchip clinic for cats and dogs ($20). More info: 360-387-1902.
NOAH Harvest Carnival: 12-3 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Organization for Animal Help, 31300 Brandstrom Road, Stanwood. Goodie bags, a cider press, games, prizes, face painting, a bouncy house, and more. Costumes encouraged. Free admission; bring non-perishable food donations for the Stanwood Food Bank. More info: 360-629-7055.
Pumpkin carving: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church on Camano Island hosts a community children's pumpkin-carving event, 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Pumpkins provided. The church is at 1318 East Highway 532. More info: 360-629-3969.
VFW breakfast: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7392 serves up breakfast 10 a.m.-noon Sunday. Pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats, biscuits-n-gravy. Cot is $7, $4 for seniors and children. Chicken-fried steak is $9. The post is at 3037 Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. More info: 360-675-4048.
Nature walk: Join zoologist Tom Noland and naturalist Lori Powlas for a walk through the woods, 10 a.m. Oct. 30, next to the Adopt A Stream Foundation's Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County's McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. Reservations required. More info: 425-316-8592.
Author talk: Maliha Masood will discuss her book "Dizzy in Karachi" and her return to Pakistan after two decades away, 12:20-1:50 p.m. Oct. 30 at Everett Community College's Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, 2000 Tower St., Everett. Free. More info: 425-388-9411.
GMO film: A food and GMO awareness film series is being held this month at Stanwood Public Library, 9701 271st St. NW. The next free viewing is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and features "Genetic Roulette," a documentary that takes a critical look at genetically modified organisms. More info: Rob Branigin, 360-629-3132.
Trunk-or-Treat, Everett: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. A free family event. More info: 425-353-4758, or Roxana at 425-971-0402.
Trunk-or-Treat, Marysville: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Marysville Church of the Nazarene, 8240 64th St. NE. Over 50 cars fill their trunks with treats for this free family event. More info: 360-659-4629.
Harvest Fest: Mariner High School invites elementary-age children to spend Halloween night indoors with fun activities and trick-or-treating down the school hallway, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Organizers ask participants to bring nonperishable food items for a Canned Food Drive to aid the Everett Food Bank. The school is at 200 120th St. SW in south Everett.
School play: Jackson High School presents the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," 7 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and Nov. 7-9. See all the classic "Peanuts" moments. Tickets, sold at the door, are $10, $8 students, $6 children under 12. The school is at 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek. More info: 425-385-7101.
Christmas at North Creek: 25th annual holiday bazaar continues 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE, Mill Creek. Handcrafted items from local artisans and crafters. Proceeds support St. Petersburg Children's Hospices in Russia. More info: 425-745-1824.
Craft bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Ballinger Court Apartments' community room, 22707 76th Ave. W. in Edmonds. Residents of the Senior Housing Assistance Group community will offer handmade items and homemade treats for sale. More info: 425-778-6187.
Warm Beach bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at Warm Beach Senior Community, Beachwood Building, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood.
Bazaar: Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 E. Fifth St. in Arlington, holds a bazaar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, and until noon or 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Handcrafts, baked goods, used books and a second-hand boutique. Soup and pie available for lunch Nov. 1-2. Proceeds benefit church ministries, such as back-to-school backpacks, a student in Africa, and food banks in Arlington, Darrington and Oso.
Holiday art bazaar: We Do Art hosts a holiday bazaar featuring local artists and crafts people, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at 5612 Evergreen Way, Everett. The gallery also is a drop-box location for Toys For Tots; bring unwrapped, new toys for needy children. More info: 425-238-2585.
Mukilteo School's Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2 in the main gym at Mariner High School, 200 120th Ave. W. One of the biggest craft fairs in south Everett with 80 vendors and a wide range of handcrafted wares, holiday and commercial-type items. Admission donation is 50 cents. Proceeds benefit scholarships.
Sons of Norway bazaar: The Bothell Sons of Norway holds its annual bazaar, bake sale and luncheon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2 at 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Free admission and parking. More info: 425-485-9085.
PTSA bazaar: The Mountlake Terrace High School PTSA holds its annual holiday bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the high school, 21801 44th Ave. W. Over 70 vendors offering locally handcrafted items, gifts and more. Proceeds benefit the graduation night party and more. More info: email@example.com.
Tea and gifts: The Stanwood Community and Senior Center holds its annual Fall Tea Room and Holiday Bazaar. Peruse holiday gifts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2. Visit the tea room to purchase tea and treats and see a fashion show by A Girl and Her Doll, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Show tickets are $5 pre-sale or $8 at the door. The center is at 7430 276th St. NW. More info: 360-629-7403.
Bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Freeborn Lutheran Church, 2304 300th St. NW, Stanwood. More than 20 vendors plus items from church ladies. Church proceeds benefit Cocoon House, Matthew House, and Friendship House. More info: 360-629-8510.
Northwest Artists' Holiday Show: More than 50 regional artists sell affordable holiday gifts at this 40th annual show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. Admission is $3 for both days; free parking and child care. More info: www.nwartshow.org.
WAYS TO HELP
Christmas wreaths: All Aboard, an activities program for adults with special needs, is taking orders for fresh, 20-inch wreaths filled with berries and pine cones. Cost is $20. Delivery will be the week of Thanksgiving. More info: Cherie at 425-327-5533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candy for troops, Monroe: Drop off your extra Halloween candy to be sent to U.S. troops serving overseas. Drop-off sites include Sweet Indulgence, 19555 U.S. 2 in Monroe. For other sites and more information, go to www.treatsforourtroops.org or call 206-948-3933.
Candy for troops, Everett: Donate extra candy to Operation Gratitude at Scrub City, 7430 Evergreen Way, Suite 102, Everett. Pick-up service available. More info: 425-903-3901.
Piano player: The Sunshine Singers (members of The Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett) need a piano player to join the group. This is a fun, free activity held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the senior center, 3025 Lombard, Everett. More info: Eric Wollan at 425-257-7082.
Beanie Babies: The YWCA of Snohomish County seeks donations of stuffed Beanie Babies toys to give to children who are receiving in-home support after witnessing domestic violence. Donations can be dropped off at 3301 Broadway, Everett, or 6027 208th St. SW., Lynnwood. More info: 425-258-2766 ext. 150.
Toy drive: The Goldwing Touring Association Chapter C's annual toy drive to benefit Christmas House runs through Dec. 13. Donations can be dropped off at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, Everett. Toys must be new or like-new. Pick-up service available. More info: Kathy Leon, 206-362-4250 or Kathy-Leon@comcast.net.
Thanksgiving meals: The Everett Gospel Mission seeks Thanksgiving donations. Every $2.05 provides a full holiday meal to one homeless man, woman or child. More info: www.egmission.org, 425-750-2500.
Food bank pledges: Snohomish Community Food Bank seeks pledges for holiday meals and gifts. For Thanksgiving, pledges of 100, 200 or 400 quantity of an item are needed, with delivery by Nov. 22. Christmas gifts need pledges of 25 quantity, by age and gender of a child, with delivery by Dec. 12. Christmas food pledges of 100, 200 or 400 quantity of an item are needed, with delivery by Dec. 16. More info: Elizabeth, 360-568-7993.
Bazaar vendors: All Aboard seeks vendors for his holiday bazaar, to be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22-23. No fee and no commission, just a donated item to be raffled off. More info: Cherie at 425-327-5533 or email@example.com.
Warehouse needed: Marine Corps Toys for Tots of South Snohomish County seeks a warehouse for 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.
Calling stitchers: Volunteers of all ages are needed to help Project Linus make quilts and blankets to be donated to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic events. The group meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. Materials and equipment provided. No experience required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.
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.
Bazaar vendors: The Snohomish County NAACP ACT-SO Youth group will host a holiday bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Place W. Tables are $50; register by Nov. 2. All proceeds help ACT-SO youth attend regional and national competitions. More info: email@example.com or 425-876-2530.
Food bank, Snohomish: The Snohomish Community Food Bank needs reliable volunteers to assist with various duties. More info: Megan Kuehl at 360-568-7993 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salt of the Earth: The Everett soup kitchen seeks volunteer drivers. Vehicle provided. Volunteers must be licensed and insured. Help is needed on various days. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Food bank, Everett: Hands of Hope, a Volunteers of America Food Bank, at 9021 Evergreen Way in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. 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.
Food bank, Arlington: Arlington Community Food Bank seeks donations and volunteers. Volunteers are needed for varied tasks. The food bank is at 18810 59th Drive NE. Send checks to 16821 Smokey Point Blvd., PMB 224, Arlington, WA 98223. More info: email@example.com, or leave a message at 360-435-1631.
Food bank, Marysville: 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 at Marysville Community Food Bank. The food bank is at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1054, http://marysvillefoodbank.org.
Work clothing, YWCA: The YWCA Working Women's Wardrobe program is in need of personal care and feminine hygiene products and also large department store clothing bags. The items may be dropped off at 3301 Broadway, Everett. Working Wardrobe provides interview- or work-appropriate clothing free to over 1,100 women a year. More info: 425-258-2766.
Donate clothing: Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road in Everett, seeks help with its Community Meals program through donations of gently used or new cold-weather clothing, including boots, shoes, sweaters, coats, gloves and warm socks for both kids and adults. Children's books and magazines also are needed. All donations appreciated.
Help with wardrobes: Clothes For Kids, a Lynnwood nonprofit that provides wardrobes for low-income families, seeks volunteers to help sort clothes, stock shelves, assist shoppers and more. Available shifts are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. More info: www.clothesforkids.org or Nancy Laird Burris at 425-741-6500.
Operation School Bell: The Assistance League of Everett program that provides children from low-income families with new clothing and shoes has started its 48th year. The program is funded by sales from the Assistance League Thrift Shop at 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett. Donations of quality clothing and household items are welcome at the store, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. More info: 425-252-3011, ext. 102.
Baby items needed: The YWCA of Snohomish County seeks donations of disposable diapers, baby wipes, baby lotion, formula, food and baby and toddler toys. Drop donations off at the YWCA Family Village of Lynnwood, 19703 68th Ave. W. More info: Cheryl, 425-770-5931.
Assist with equine: All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville seeks a variety of volunteers. More info: 425-263-6390, 206-933-0327, allbreedhorserescue.com.
Help wildlife, Arlington: Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, located in Arlington, seeks volunteers to help in its wildlife care clinic. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. More info: www.sarveywildlife.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help wildlife, Lynnwood: PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants to perform a variety of tasks. More info: www.paws.org/wildlife-volunteer-care-assistant.html or email@example.com.
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.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, has a variety of volunteer opportunities and needs. More info: 360-387-0222.
Senior center, Arlington: The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, has a variety of volunteer opportunities. More info: 360-653-4551 or email@example.com.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older for a variety of volunteer opportunities at schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hospital gift shop, Everett: 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.
Veterans center: 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.
Medicare assistance: Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors will be at the Camano Center Nov. 14 by appointment to offer one-on-one assistance with Medicare open enrollment, which runs through Dec. 7. Call 425-513-1900. The Camano Center is a 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.
Social time: The Ken Baxter Community Center offers a free weekly coffee, pastry and social time, 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays (except holidays). The community center is at 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Open to seniors who want to sit, relax and enjoy each other's company near a river rock fireplace. Sponsored by the Cottages at Marysville. More info: 360-363-8450.
Stretch and Tone: This class includes stretching and strengthening exercises for an effective workout from the safety of a seated position, 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $1 per class. More info: 425-257-8780.
Double-deck pinochle: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.
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.
Swedish/Edmonds: A variety of free support groups and fee-based health classes are offered at the hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: www.swedish.org/classes.
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 (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 email@example.com.
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. Oct. 26 (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.
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