Healthy Lung Day: Learn more about respiratory care and how lungs function at the Healthy Lung Day Mini Health Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Providence Regional Medical Center, 1700 13th St., Everett. Free screenings and interactive displays, as well as a short presentation by thoracic surgeon Dr. Kimberly Costas. More info: 425-404-6776.
School play, Edmonds: Edmonds-Woodway High School presents "The Dining Room," 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on the campus at 7600 212th St. SW. The Dining Room is a patchwork play of 18 overlapping scenes. Tickets are $7 at the door.
School play, EvCC: Everett Community College performs "The Seagull," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Dec. 5-7 in Baker Hall room 120 on the campus at 2000 Tower St., Everett. The drama, written by Anton Chekhov, is the story of unrequited love at a lake-side residence in the Russian countryside. Admission is by donation. The play is open to the public, except children age 5 and younger. More info: 425-388-9525.
Guerrilla art: School-age children are invited to make silly and shareable projects, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. More info: 360-435-3033.
Community concert: The nonprofit North Cascades Concert Band, a 50-piece community band, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. The concert will take a musical tour of Europe, Russia, the Caribbean and United States. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $5 students, and $25 families, available at the door. More info: www.nccband.org.
Variety show: "A Really Big Shoe," a variety show-style benefit for Historic Everett Theatre and Santa Hop, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Cost is $12; $10 seniors, military and children age 5-14; under 5 free, at the box office or www.brownpapertickets.com.
Spaghetti feed: The Everett High School Band Boosters holds its Jazz Dinner, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the school, 2416 Colby Ave. The spaghetti feed includes a performance by the jazz band and benefits the band program. Cost is $8 or $25 per family, at the door. More info: 425-422-3988.
Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday at All Aboard, 2507 Broadway, Everett. Vendors, wreaths, raffles, hot apple cider and cookies. More info: 425-327-5533.
Bali Bazaar: 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Cross View Church, 604 Avenue C in Snohomish. Handcrafted items from Bali, including wooden items, baskets, jewelry, purses, silk scarves, toys, decorations and more. All proceeds benefit My Father's House, a nonprofit orphanage in Bali, Indonesia, that is administered by Snohomish residents Kim and Brian Boyer. The Friday preview includes a presentation on the orphanage.
Eagles Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Eagles, 1216 Broadway, Everett. Handmade, homemade and party-planning items. Continental breakfast and a light lunch also available. More info: 425-252-5192.
Holiday Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Homemade items, huge bake sale, and lunch available.
Helping Horses: Northwest Equine Stewardship Center holds a bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday next to Abbey Antiques, 307 N. Madison in downtown Monroe. Shopping, hot lunch, refreshments, raffles, photos with Santa the mini horse, sponsorship opportunities and more. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit horse rehabilitation center. More info: 360-794-0870.
Holiday Garden Art & Crafts: The Arlington Garden Club event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Gleneagle Country Club, 7619 E. Country Club Drive in Arlington. More than 50 vendors offer a wide selection of arts and crafts. Prize drawings, too. More info: www.arlingtongardenclub.org.
Country Christmas at the Fair: 2-7 p.m. Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8 at the Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Over 40 vendors offer a variety of handcrafted gifts and vintage collectibles. Organized by the nonprofit Island County Fair Association.
Gift For Life: The Park Avenue Agents sample sale benefitting Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is set for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Jan. 12, at 22824 100th Ave. W., Edmonds. Donated toys, books, home accessories, gifts and more at wholesale prices. Closed holidays. More info: www.giftforlife.org.
WAYS TO HELP
Typhoon relief: The city of Lynnwood and the Diversity Commission are collecting personal hygiene products (such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shampoo) and first aid kits and supplies for Typhoon Haiyan relief. Drop-off bins are at the Lynnwood Recreation Center (18900 44th Ave. W.) and the Lynnwood Library (19200 44th Ave. W.) through the end of November. Collected supplies will be delivered to the Filipino Community Center of Seattle for shipment to Tocloban, Philippines.
Bikes for kids: Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop is helping to get children's bicycles ready to deliver to the nonprofit Christmas House, which in turn will gift them to kids in Snohomish County this holiday season. Volunteers are needed to help at a work party 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7. All levels of mechanical abilities are welcome. The shop is at 2525 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-6952.
Giving Trees, Edmonds: The city of Edmonds is sponsoring two Giving Trees for Volunteers of America Western Washington this holiday season, at the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St.) and City Hall (121 Fifth Ave. N.). Trees. Each tree is decorated with tags bearing the names of a needy person. Just pull the tag and return the wrapped gift by Dec. 13. More info: 425-771-0231.
Tax preparers: United Way of Snohomish County seeks volunteers for its IRS-approved free tax preparation program in 2014. Volunteers receive training from United Way and will become certified by the IRS. Volunteer greeters and intake screeners also are needed. The deadline for volunteer registration is Nov. 30. Trainings will be held in December and January. Each volunteer will be asked to contribute three to five hours a week from Jan. 21 until April 15. More info: uwsc.org and click on "Volunteer."
Sky Valley Food Bank: Donations of cash or holiday food for Thanksgiving meals can be dropped off 8-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays at 233 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Thanksgiving food will be distributed to clients 9-11:30 a.m. Monday for last names M-Z and Nov. 26 for last names A-L. Working clients and students will be served 5:30-7 p.m. Monday. More info: 360-794-7959.
Giving Trees: The Salvation Army seeks individuals and groups to host Giving Trees, which collect new, unwrapped gifts for needy children in the area. More info: SalvationArmyNW.org.
Food drive: Health First Chiropractic holds a food drive for the Marysville Food Bank through Nov. 27. If someone donates two bags of non-perishable groceries they will receive $513 in chiropractic services. The office is at 1519 Ninth St., Suite 101, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1987.
Coat drive: Edmonds Yacht Club is holding a Coat Drive for the months of November and December. Bring new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves or socks to 326 Admiral Way, Edmonds. Donations benefit Clothes For Kids, a Lynnwood-based nonprofit. Infant, child and youth sizes are needed.
Host families: The nonprofit International Student Exchange and Cultural Academic Student Exchange seeks host families for foreign exchange students attending Snohomish County high schools January to June 2014 and for the 2014-15 school year. Families provide a bed and meals. More info: Area Coordinator Robin Scott at 425-231-3220 or email@example.com.
Food and toys needed: The Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store seeks donations of food and new toys. Red giving barrels will be at more than 60 participating locations. Turkeys, hams, new toys, stocking stuffers, cash cards, candy, and wrapping supplies also can be dropped off 8 a.m.-noon Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays at the food bank, 4150 88th St. NE. Unwrapped gifts for newborns to teenagers also can be left at Tree of Giving locations around the city. Volunteers also are needed at the food bank (360-658-1054) and holiday toy store (360-659-4659).
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. 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. 19. More info: Elizabeth, 360-568-7993.
Farm volunteers: The Farm Outreach, 11212 92nd St. SE in Snohomish, plans its Miracle on 92nd Street Christmas program Dec. 8 for homeless children and their families and seeks volunteers to help set up and serve at the event. The event runs 1-4 p.m. and volunteers need to show up by 9 a.m. Donations of gently used, warm coats, hats and gloves for children and teens also are needed; deliver to 1001 Avenue D. More info: Pam, 425-319-2196.
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. Meets next on Dec. 1 (first Sunday) in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.
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.
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.
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, Monroe: The gift shop at Valley General Hospital in Monroe needs reliable volunteers to work three-hour shifts. The gift shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. More info: Janie, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Turkey dinner: Members of the Everett Fire Department and friends will serve a turkey dinner to senior citizens age 50 and older on Sunday at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. The event is free to seniors, but reservations are required and can be made by phone at 425-257-8780 or in person at the senior center counter. There will be three seatings: 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. A nonperishable food donation also is appreciated.
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.
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.
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.
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. Nov. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 (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. Nov. 23 (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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