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EVENTS
TB Voices: A public ceremony to mark the opening of the TB Voices Project exhibit will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday at the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett. The exhibit — which tells the tuberculosis experiences of more than two dozen people in Snohomish and King counties through photos, videos and written accounts — runs through March 28 at the same location. More info: www.tbvoicesproject.com.
Musical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. Friday (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians are welcome, or just come and enjoy the music. Hot coffee and refreshments provided. More info: Don King, 360-658-8107.
School play: Mariner High School presents “Grease,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $8; $5 for students, senior citizens and children, and are available at the door. The school is located at 200 120th St. SW in south Everett.
Pancake breakfast: Martin-Osterholtz Ladies Auxiliary 9417 hosts a pancake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 301 Third St., in Gold Bar. Suggested donation is $5 and benefits the American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Lakewood, a course that serves both able-bodied and disabled veterans. The golf course’s “Course in Courage” campaign is raising funds for course improvements designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
Prom dress exchange: A free fashion show and prom dress exchange starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at 1050 State Ave., Marysville. Free admission, although a $10 suggested donation is appreciated from those selecting a dress. More info: 425-971-0031.
Boating safety class: Everett Sail and Power Squadron instructor Lloyd Richmond discusses “Knots, Bends and Hitches,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. Optional kits are available for $34 and come with a guide, presentation notes, die-cut knot board and two lengths of line. Knot practice boards with two lines are available for $10. Cash or check only. No registration required. More info: Jim West at phnx789@msn.com or 425-778-0283.
Guatemala talk: “Chicken Bus Ride to Change,” an informal conversation on how traveling to Guatemala inspired two women to begin projects to empower women and communities there, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Under the Red Umbrella, 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-344-9622.
Neuter class: The Community Cat Coalition offers a free class on “Basic TNR: Trap, Neuter, Return” on Saturday at the NOAH Center in Stanwood. Registration is required. More info: Nancy at cccofwa@gmail.com or 425-330-2658.
Brush bots: Teens can make their own brush bot using a toothbrush, motor and battery at 3 p.m. March 25 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851.
Wetland Wigglers: Learn about tree frogs, salamanders, aquatic insects and more, 7 p.m. March 25 at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Family friendly, and all critters released back into the wetlands after the show. Cost is $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. Reservations required. More info: 425-616-8592.
Drug talk: The newly formed Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition sponsors a community-wide drug and alcohol awareness event, “Out of the Shadows,” at 6 p.m. March 26 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. The public is invited. Childcare will be provided by the National Honor Society for younger children. The event includes personal stories about youth from Arlington who have struggled with addiction. More info: www.arlingtonaware.com or Liz Ries at 360-618-6300 ext. 3009.
LED cuff bracelets: Teens are invited to create their own LED cuff bracelets, 3-4:30 p.m. March 27 at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. More info: 360-435-3033.
Write Stuff: A teen writing group meets next at 7 p.m. March 27 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Snacks provided. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3231.
Save a Life Saturday: American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter with Premera Blue Cross offer 30-minute compression-only CPR classes at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. March 29 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Free to the first 500 people. Participants will learn hands-only CPR, care for choking victims, 911 emergency services, and information on how to stay safe during emergencies. Register at www.redcross.org/snoco.
Declutter class: Professional organizer Monika Kristofferson gives the free class, “Declutter Your Home and Decrease Stress,” 10:30 a.m. March 29 at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. More info: 360-658-5000.
Microchip clinic: CASA, Camano Animal Shelter Association, offers a low-cost microchip clinic, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29 at the shelter at East Camano Drive and Can Ku Road. Cost is $20 per chip. Cats and dogs only. Cats must arrive in a carrier and dogs must be leashed. More info: 360-387-1902, www.camanoanimalshelter.org.
Health literacy: An introduction to health literacy basic concepts, their prevalence and importance will be offered at 3 p.m. March 29 in the Hadley Hall community room, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Presented by NWBio community instructor Danielle Deardorff. Free class through the city’s recreation program. Registration not required. More info: 360-403-3448.
WAYS TO HELP
Dollars for Scholars: The Arlington Dollars for Scholars Chapter holds its annual Bingo Night on Saturday at Presidents Elementary School, 505 E. Third St., Arlington. Proceeds benefit activities and scholarships for graduating seniors in the Arlington School District. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and refreshments available. Bingo games start at 6 p.m. More info: George Boulton at 360-435-3301 or arlingtonwa.dollarsforscholars.org.
Auction for funeral dinners: The Cascade Seniors Center’s annual “Happy Day” auction is set for March 29 at the Darrington Community Center, 570 Sauk Ave., with a potluck starting at noon. Arrive early and browse the many handmade items offered. Proceeds go to support funeral dinners. Bring your favorite dish to share with friends. More info: 360-436-1217.
Easter bonnet volunteers: The Snohomish Chamber of Commerce Easter Parade Committee seeks volunteers to help organize the 2014 Easter Bonnet Contest, which will immediately follow the April 19 Snohomish Easter Parade. Volunteers are needed to help with the Easter Bonnet Making Workshop, assist with prize donations and awards, and do parade day contest registration and judging. More info: Pam Osborne, 425-344-8533 or manager@cityofsnohomish.com.
Egg hunt volunteers: Faith Lutheran Church seeks volunteers for a Community Easter Egg Hunt, to be held April 19 at the church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. People are needed to help with set up, sign-in table, balloon twisting, face painting, hiding eggs, games, food table and clean-up. The church also seeks wrapped candy donations, cookies, and other snacks. More info: 425-353-4758, or “Community Easter Egg Hunt in Everett” at www.facebook.com.
Easter pledges: The Snohomish Community Food Bank seeks pledges for Easter meals. Deadline is April 11. More info: Elizabeth Grant at 360-568-7993 or visit snohomishfoodbank.org.
Help foster kids: The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club recently launched an online crowd-funding campaign to raise money for Everett nonprofit Hand in Hand, which helps foster children. Donations will be matched at the club’s annual auction set for Saturday. Donate through Friday and learn more at http://bit.ly/supportSafePlace.
Mentors needed: Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center’s Davis Place Teen Center seeks volunteer mentors to work with teens and young adults with disabilities in its job-training program. To learn more about the program and how to become a volunteer, contact Davis Place Teen Center at 360-629-5257 or quicha@stanwood camanoresources.org.
Baxter Center receptionist: The Ken Baxter Community Center, operated by Marysville Parks and Recreation at 514 Delta Ave., seeks volunteer receptionists. Four-hour shifts available. More info: 360-363-8450 or mburgess@marysvillewa.gov.
Vendors wanted, Marysville: The Ken Baxter Community Center (514 Delta Ave., Marysville) plans a Spring Craft Show on April 12. The city seeks vendors for hand-made gifts and plants, among more. This is a juried show. Space is $50 inside and $35 outside. For an application, call 360-363-8450 or email mburgess@marysvillewa.gov.
Vendors wanted, Snohomish: The Snohomish Senior Center (506 Fourth St.) plans a spring bazaar April 12 and seeks vendors. Tables are $30 for the day. Applications are at the Senior Center and are expected to be posted to www.snohomishcenter.org. More info: Sheryl or Sharon at 360-568-0934.
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.
Hands of Hope: 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, Lowell: The Lowell Community Food Bank, based at River of Life Community Church in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Help is needed to sort produce 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, as well as break down boxes, feed worm bins, occasionally cook and prepare food, and clean. More info: 206-240-0676.
Food bank, Arlington: Arlington Community Food Bank seeks donations and volunteers. The food bank is at 18810 59th Drive NE. Send checks to 16821 Smokey Point Blvd., PMB 224, Arlington, WA 98223. More info: acfoodbank@frontier.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 more than 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.
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 cherissew@ccsww.org.
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.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older to volunteer at schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at johnm@ccsww.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
SENIORS
Cremation: Grandview Village, a retirement community at 5800 64th St. in Marysville, hosts a free seminar on cremation pre-planning with the Neptune Society, 2 p.m. March 24. More info: 360-653-2223.
Saving for retirement: “How do I keep from running out of money during retirement?” A free class will be held at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. The class is aimed at retirees and soon-to-be retirees. Presented by Mickey Monroe. More info: 360-658-5000.
Enhance Fitness: Group Health Medicare members are invited to take a low-impact aerobics class for free. The class, for ages 50 and older, runs 8:45-9:45 a.m. weekdays in five-week sessions at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. No experience needed. The current session runs through April 16; the next session is April 17-May 21. Non-Group Health Medicare members can take the class for $30 (three days a week for five weeks). More info: 425-257-8780.
Veteran’s benefits seminar: Grandview Village, a retirement community at 5800 64th St. in Marysville, hosts a free veteran’s benefits seminar, 2 p.m. today. To reserve seating, call 360-653-2223.
Scrabble: A group plays at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome.
AARP tax assistance: An AARP tax aide will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 15 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. By appointment only, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More info: 360-653-4551.
Driving safety class, Arlington: A “55 Alive” defensive driving class is offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Cost is $12 AARP members, $14 non-members. To sign up, call 360-653-4551.
Coffee time: Marysville Parks and Recreation features Café Baxter, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays (except holidays) at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Free coffee, pastries and conversation. Open to seniors and their adult friends. More info: 360-363-8450.
Peer support group: 10:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. More info: 360-653-4551.
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, Snohomish: A group plays at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome.
Scrabble, Everett: Plays at 12:20 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. More info: 425-334-2878.
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.
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.
ASSISTANCE
Advance care planning: The Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition offers “Your Life, Your Wishes” palliative care workshops at local YMCA branches. Space is limited and registration is required. Remaining sessions are set for 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 3 at the Monroe YMCA (360-805-1879), and 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. May 2 at the Mukilteo YMCA (425-493-9622).
Tax help: Free tax return preparation for people of low and moderate income is available at seven Sno-Isle Libraries. The one-on-one assistance with individual federal tax returns is offered through the AARP Tax-Aide program at the Coupeville, Edmonds, Freeland, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor and Snohomish libraries. Priority is given to age 60 and over. AARP membership is not required. More info: www.sno-isle.org/taxtime.
Health care and tax help: The Monroe Library hosts Tammy Rothwell of Liberty Tax Service for a free class on the Affordable Care Act, 1 p.m. March 24, and on how to reduce your tax bill, 1 p.m. April 3. The library is at 1070 Village Way. No registration required. More info: 360-794-7851.
Affordable Care Act help: Get your questions about Obamacare answered and get help signing up for insurance with a certified In-Person Assistant, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 27 at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library, 9512 Evergreen Way. Cosponsored by the Sea Mar Community Health Centers. First-come first-served. More info: 425-257-8250.
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. March 27 (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 Betsy at 206-321-2997.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance: Meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second, third and fourth Monday of each month in the Monte Cristo rooms at Providence Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. Supporting those with depression or bipolar disorder as well as their family and friends. More info: www.dbsasnoco.org or call 425-405-0786.
Drug abuse family support: A support group for those affected by someone else’s drug addiction meets 9 a.m. Saturdays in the Monte Cristo Room at Providence Regional Medical Center’s Pacific Campus, 900 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: www.nar-anon.org.
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.
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 1 (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 lou_nash@frontier.com.
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. March 22 (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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