Jazz at the Center: 7 p.m. today at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. The popular series kicks off with the Western Washington University Faculty Jazz Collective. Cash bar available. Tickets are $20, $15 for students. More info: 360-387-0222, www.brownpapertickets.com.
Naturescaping for Curb Appeal: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Mill Creek Community Room, 15720 Main St. The Snohomish Conservation District offers this fall yard care class. Register at http://millcreek.eventbrite.com. More info: 425-335-5634, ext. 4.
Coffee with the City: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion Center Court, 5303 228th St. SW. Join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening in the city. More info: www.cityofmlt.com or call Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen at 425-744-6206.
Introduction to Blogging: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. This Marysville Parks and Recreation workshop costs $30. To register, call 360-363-8450 or go to www.marysvillewa.gov.
Monte Cristo awards ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. The public is encouraged to attend. Awards honor property owners who make their homes or businesses attractive and keep them well maintained. More info: 425-257-8717.
Spelldown: 7 p.m. Friday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Its the third annual spelling bee for grown-ups put on by the Friends of the Everett Public Library to raise money for materials and services for kids and their families.
Creatures of the Black Lagoon: 7 p.m. Friday at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Before it was a parking lot, it was a wetland. See creatures from the resurrected pond. Call 425-316-8592 to reserve a space. Cost is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 for non-members. More info: www.streamkeeper.org.
Pancake breakfast, Mukilteo: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station 25, 10400 47th Place W., Mukilteo. Firefighters with the Mukilteo Firefighters Association flip pancakes to raise money for the 2013 Easter Egg Hunt in Mukilteo. Donations for the Mukilteo Food Bank also will be accepted.
Pancake breakfast, Stanwood: 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Warm Beach Senior Community, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Cost is $10.
Pancake breakfast, Arlington: 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Cost is $5, with extra donations appreciated. Proceeds from this event, also sponsored by Regency Care Center, will provide scholarships for seniors to participate in exercise programs and trips.
Autumn Craft Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Over 20 vendors. Bring pet food for the food bank and enter a raffle for door prizes. Free admission. More info: 360-363-8450.
Growing Great Garlic: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the community garden across from the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. This Arlington Parks and Recreation class is free to the community.
Fire Prevention 5k: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Centennial Trail next to the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 Second St. The 5k, 1-mile and kids run are held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. Safety information and free smoke detectors, while supplies last. More info: www.bluefirefitness.com.
Danger: Books!: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. October is Banned Books Month. Readings from books that have been banned or challenged in the United States, presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre’s professional actors. For teens and adults. More info: 425-493-8202.
Coastal landowner workshop: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. A free workshop for coastal landowners in the Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area to help them protect and maintain healthy shoreline properties. For more information or to register, call 360-756-5024 or go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/portsusan.
Ponies and Pumpkins: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 at All Breed Equine Rez-Q, 2415 116th St., Marysville. Pick a pumpkin and enjoy a pony ride. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit that aids abused and neglected equines. More info: 425-263-6390.
Cancer information session: 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Post home, 2711 Oakes Ave. in Everett. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 2100 hosts this free event; everyone is welcome. More info: Ruth Herren at 425-337-1559 or Barbara Miller at 425-252-1906.
Salmon barbecue: 4-7 p.m. Saturday in the commons at Snohomish High School, 1316 Fifth St. Proceeds benefit the school’s speech and debate team. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 13. Main entrees feature hand-caught and barbecued chinook salmon and steelhead. More info: Joyce Chambers at email@example.com or 425-610-4710.
Harvest Dinner and Dance: 5-10 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Dinner is at 5 p.m., followed by dancing starting at 7 p.m. No partner required. Tickets are $15, or $10 for the dance only. Costumes optional at this Oktoberfest-themed event. Reservations required. Call 360-568-0934.
Get Off the Couch and Run: 8-9 a.m. Saturday mornings, Oct. 13-Dec. 8, at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. Cost is $75. Registration is required. Call 360-363-8400 or visit www.marysvillewa.gov.
Buffet Brunch: 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at the Camano Island Yacht Club, 129 N. Sunset Drive, Camano Island. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 9. Menu includes bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, omelets, hash browns, pancakes, fresh fruit, sweet rolls, juices, coffee and tea.
Mushroom Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. See mushrooms displayed and bring in your own samples for identification. Vendors, lectures and demonstrations. The event is free. More info: www.scmsfungi.org.
Fire District 7 open house: 12-4 p.m. Sunday at Fire District 7 headquarters, 8010 180th St. SE, Snohomish. This free event includes auto extrication demonstrations, tours of the fire safety trailer and fire engine, and a visit with Topper, the Snohomish County arson dog. More info: www.firedistrict7.com.
Bread Making: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Learn the art of artisan bread; recipes and samples provided. Registration required; call 360-568-2898.
The Barn Project: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. This free event features a slide show of the barns of Camano Island and Snohomish County. Cookies and punch provided. More info: 360-568-0934.
Mud, Muck and Drainage: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Mill Creek City Council Chambers, 15728 Main St. The Snohomish Conservation District offers this fall yard care class. Register at http://millcreek.eventbrite.com. More information: 425-335-5634 ext. 4.
Solarize Mukilteo workshop: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Learn about a community-led initiative to bring solar energy to homes and businesses in zip code 98275 and surrounding areas. More info: www.solarizewa.org.
Brew and Bluegrass: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Everett Yacht Club, 404 14th St. Tickets for this Clothes for Kids fundraiser are $25 and include five tastings of beer or root beer from local breweries as well as live music from bluegrass bands. Tickets are limited. More info: www.clothesforkids.org.
WAYS TO HELP
Blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today and Wednesday in room 105 of Whitehorse Hall at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. To make an appointment to donate, call 425-388-9561. Walk-in donors also are welcome.
Breakfast with Bethany: 7 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Downtown Everett Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St. The theme for this year’s fundraiser for Bethany of the Northwest is “Taking Care of Those Who Took Care of Us.” Proceeds aid the daily care of senior and disabled residents at Bethany. To attend, contact Jim Stephanson at 425-551-6403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 425-259-3191 (Everett) or Jennifer Reasoner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-793-2400 (Sultan).
Senior Services needs drivers: Senior Services of Island County, facilitating agency of the Meals-on-Wheels program at the Camano Center, is in need of a few dedicated volunteers to help deliver meals and smiles to homebound Camano Island seniors. Hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, from about 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. More info: Tammy Leroy or Lisa Brents at 360-387-0222.
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.
Office work: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County needs volunteers to help with tasks in the supply room, such as putting stickers on supplies and stocking shelves, for four hours per week at the group’s offices at 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett. More info: Joanie, 425-261-4815.
Vendors needed: Several groups host bazaars as fundraisers and are seeking vendors. They include the Mukilteo School District FUN Committee’s Crafts Fair (Nov. 3, tables are $36, email firstname.lastname@example.org), Garden Court Retirement Center in Everett’s Holiday Bazaar (Nov. 3, $20 for the first table, $10 each additional table, call 425-438-9080), the Lost Lake Bazaar (Nov. 3, $20, call Billy Davis at 360-387-8278); and the Snohomish Senior Center’s Holiday Bazaar (Nov. 17, $30, call Marlo at 360-568-0934).
Drivers needed in Mill Creek: The Mill Creek Senior Center seeks volunteers to help drive members for the center’s weekly trips. Volunteers choose what trips to help. Lunch is provided. Call 425-948-7170 to set an interview appointment.
YWCA needs clothing bags: The Working Women’s Wardrobe program is in need of clothing bags from local department stores. Please drop off at the YWCA, 3301 Broadway, Everett. For questions about this program that helps Snohomish County women acquire job- and interview-appropriate attire, call 425-258-2766.
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm needs volunteers to walk dogs on Saturday afternoons. The nonprofit also needs two strong people to help with large dogs and carry crates at off-site adoptions, as well as people to help with fundraising, particularly auctions and grants. More info: 360-652-5844, email@example.com, [URL]www.saveourdogsandcats.org;http://www.saveourdogsandcats.org[URL].
Help out at Habitat Store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help staff its store. The Christian organization seeks volunteers for four-hour shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The store is located at 2302 Broadway, Everett. The store also accepts donations of building materials, household items and furniture by appointment. More info: 425-903-4430 or [/URL]www.habitatsnohomish.org.;http://www.habitat.snohomish.org[URL]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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: Help your neighbors in need by volunteering at the food bank or making a donation. To make a donation, send checks to 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208, or bring in your food donation from 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, [/URL]http://;http://www.marysvillecommunityfb.com[URL]marysvillefoodbank.org[/URL].;http://www.marysvillecommunityfb.com[URL]
Vet 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stitch with Zip: 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Cafe Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Come knit and crochet as a group. All experience levels welcome. First 20 minutes are spent on a knitting project for the community. More info: 425-303-0474.
Amputee support group: 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive in Everett. This group provides support and information to people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends are invited. More info: Maurine at 425-338-1395 or email@example.com, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
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, [/URL]www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors;http://www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors[URL].
Double-deck pinochle: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200 St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.
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.
Family support group: 7:30-9 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. A group for family members of adults living with mental illness to share ideas about coping and becoming better caregivers for their loved ones. More info: Wendy, 206-790-0162.
Genealogy Workgroup, Snohomish Library: 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month, starting Oct. 27, and excluding December. Geared at those interested in genealogy and makes use of the library’s extensive genealogical collection. The Snohomish Library is at 311 Maple Ave.
Grief support group: Meets 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. This group uses the GriefShare curriculum. More info: 360-659-7777, www.mtvpc.org.
Lymphedema support group meeting: 6-8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: Kim@kimsfocus.net.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: 1-2:30 p.m. the third Friday of the month in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
MS self-help group, Marysville: 10:30 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of the month, except July and August, at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. More info: Linda, 425-238-0849.
Mukilteo Library Knitting Group: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays starting Sept. 13 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Beginners: bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. This is the Everett chapter of the national support group. More info: [/URL]www.pflag.org;http://www.pflag.org[URL].
Parkinson’s disease support group: 2-4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-327-9401.
Puget Sound Camera Club: 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Monday of the month at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: 425-776-2442.
Puget Sound Singles: An active group of single people over age 50 join for fun activities, such as movie nights, car races, oldies car show, potlucks, day trips, dinner adventures and weekly breakfasts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Denny’s, 132 128th St. SW, Everett. More info: Marsha, 206-713-7102.
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society: Library is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. The network offers peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Groups are confidential and free. More info: 888-468-2620 or [/URL]www.cpsn.org;http://www.cpsn.org[URL].
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: 6:30-8 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, except December, at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Port of Everett Conference Center, 404 14th St., Everett. The group supports the Coast Guard, teaches boating safety classes and conducts free vessel examinations. More info: Marie Porterfield, 425-629-3241, 509-949-6715 or Marie.Porterfield64@gmail.com.[/URL]