Putting the Garden to Bed: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Mill Creek City Council chambers, 15728 Main St. The Snohomish Conservation District offers this fall yard care class. Register at millcreek.eventbrite.com. More info: 425-335-5634 ext. 4.
Pajama Storytime: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Kids are invited to come in PJ’s with their parents for stories, songs, finger plays and fun. A craft may follow. More info: 360-568-2898.
Radical Reactions: 2 p.m. Friday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Pacific Science Center staff present this explosive (but kid-friendly) presentation about the wonders of chemistry. More info: 425-493-8202.
Haunted Nightmare: 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October and Oct. 28 at Craven Farm, 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish. Gore-filled shows are recommended for brave 10-year-olds and above. Tickets are $10 per haunt. More info: www.hauntednightmare.com.
Snohomish County Fire District 1 open house: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Training Tower, 12425 Meridian Ave. S., Everett. Many of the activities focus on the importance of fire-escape planning and this year’s Fire Prevention Month theme, “Have 2 Ways Out!” More info: www.firedistrict1.org.
Killer Whale Tales: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $5 for members, $7 non-members. Registration required: 425-316-8592.
Big Barn Bash &Silent Auction: 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Greenbank Farm, 765 East Wonn Road, Greenbank, on Whidbey Island. Proceeds benefit Hope Therapeutic Riding Center in Langley. More info: 360-221-7656.
Spirits of Snohomish Distillery Walk and After Party: Starts at 4 p.m. Saturday at The Second Street Cabin, 1010 Second St. in Snohomish. Cost is $8 for five tastings; extra tastes are $1 each. Evening entertainment starts at 7 p.m. and costs $15. Includes local ghost stories. More info: www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.
Solar Tour: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, starting at Silicon-Energy, 3506 124th St. NE, Marysville. “Green energy” homes and businesses open their doors to folks interested in solar energy. More info: 360-403-0515, ArlingtonElectric@msn.com.
Norwegian Youth Day Camp: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway. For kids and young adults ages 8 to 23. Free to lodge members and $5 to non-members. Registration is required. More information: Seth Tufteland, Sofnseth@yahoo.com or 206-605-4112.
Woodcarving 101: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 13 and 20 at the Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway. Wood and paint are provided. Cost is $25 plus tools for lodge members, $30 for non-members. Registration is required. More information: Selma Snaring, 425-385-2144.
Jazz at the Center: 7 p.m. Oct. 9 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 information: 360-387-0222, www.brownpapertickets.com.
Naturescaping for Curb Appeal: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 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 information: 425-335-5634 ext. 4.
Coffee with the City: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 10 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.
Salmon barbecue: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Snohomish High School Commons, 1316 Fifth St. The Snohomish Speech and Debate Team Parent Boosters event is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children. To buy tickets, contact Joyce Chambers at 425-610-4710 or email@example.com. Organizers recommend people buy tickets ahead of the event.
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.
Activities for adults with developmental disabilities: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Willow Place, 9610 48th Drive NE, Marysville. Three-hour activity sessions include exercise, crafts, games and music. Cost is $10 for those with caregivers, $15 for those who come by themselves. More information: 360-653-2324.
Table tennis: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $1 per session. More information: 425-257-8780.
International Dinner Out: 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12. Reservations required. Call 360-794-6359.
Music jam sessions: 1-3 p.m. Fridays at Village Community Services, 338 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington. Kids and adults are invited. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. More information: 360-653-7752, ext. 14.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice prepared and served by volunteers. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More information: 360-794-6359.
Reading with Rover: Children are welcome to read to therapy dogs and receive bookmarks, paw stamps and more at various Sno-Isle Libraries and bookstores on most Saturdays between 11 a.m. to noon. Mukilteo Library has “Read with Carmen and Risa” on Sundays. Events and locations can be found at www.readingwithrover.org, or contact your local Sno-Isle library.
WAYS TO HELP
Run laps: Glacier Peak High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club plans a fun run for the Susan G. Komen Foundation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the high school field, 7401 144th Place SE, Snohomish. The group requests a minimum $10 donation. More info: Sharon Sanchez, 360-563-7551 or Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10 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.
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.
Holiday poinsettias: Stanwood High School’s class of 2013 is raising money for their senior trip by taking orders for poinsettias. The six-inch, high-quality blooms are available in red or white with decorative wraps. Cost is $10; order six or more and get free delivery. Orders are due by Oct. 30. Make checks out to “Class of 2013” and mail to Karen Hushagen, 8513 325th Place NW, Stanwood. Flowers will be available for pick-up 1:30-7 p.m. Nov. 28. More info: Kim at 425-308-5953 or Karen at 360-629-4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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]
Center needs drivers: 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.
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.
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 for the Road to Recovery program also are needed. The program provides rides for cancer patients to their treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles and get mileage reimbursement. More info: 425-322-1114.
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.
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.
Kids’ Kloset: Arlington Kids’ Kloset seeks volunteers to work weekly, three-hour shifts helping needy families shop for school clothing. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Donations of gently used clothing and books also are needed. More info: 360-435-4875.
Knitting to Make a Difference: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. The group is accepting people from all skills levels to make blankets, hats and scarves for babies and homeless children. Needles and yarn provided. The fee is $5. More info: 425-670-5050.
Soup kitchen volunteers: The Salt for the Earth Soup Kitchen needs volunteers to help prepare, cook, serve and clean up starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. 2531 Hoyt Ave. Everett. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds and go up and down stairs. The group also is looking for a box truck to pick up food for food banks in Snohomish County. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
YWCA seeks donations: The YWCA of Snohomish County is gathering personal care products. Donations can be dropped off at the YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish office, 3301 Broadway in Everett. More info: Luanne Kunz, 425-258-2766, ext. 150.
Service classes: The Mill Creek Senior Center, at 15720 Main St., Suite 210, offers free classes in training, resource referral and counseling for older adults in need of care and their families. To get started or for more information, call Lee Gresko at 425-948-7183.
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.
Kloz 4 Kidz: The free clothing center for kids in need in the Marysville area seeks donations of clean, gently used clothing and cash donations. Call 360-659-8521 for an appointment or volunteer information.
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
Marysville community lunch: Volunteers are needed to help buy, prepare and serve food from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1607 Fourth St., Marysville. More info: Teri, 360-658-4472.
Mentoring Children of Promise: A community-based mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents seeks committed, dependable adults, 21 and older, to have fun and be positive role models to at-risk children. Other volunteer opportunities also available. More info: Wendi, 425-259-2973 ext. 2717 or email@example.com.
Partners in Palliative Care: Seeks volunteer listeners for its support program. More info: 425-261-4769.
Road to Recovery: American Cancer Society program seeks volunteer drivers for cancer patients. More info: Jerri Wood, 425-322-1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.[URL]
Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center: Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults, including working in the bookstore and doing grounds maintenance at the center at 9620 271st St. NW, Stanwood. More info: 360-629-5257.
Stillaguamish Senior Center: Needs volunteers for various positions, including sorting clothes, driving a bus and helping in the kitchen. The center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. More info: DJ, 360-653-4551, ext. 228.
Help out at horse rescue center: The nonprofit All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville needs volunteers to clean stalls and help with other horse care needs. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily at 2415 116th St. NE in Marysville. More info: Dale at 425-263-6390 or www.allbreedhorserezq.com.
Spanish-speaking volunteers needed: Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem program needs Spanish-speaking volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the dependency court area. Contact the VGAL Program for a volunteer application at 425-388-7854.
Volunteer at the visitor center: The Marysville Tulalip Visitor Center seeks volunteers to work at least once a week for up to four hours at a time, any day of the week. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. More info: Sylvia Johnston at 360-659-7700.
NEW | 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.
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, www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors.
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.
ESL Talk Time: Adults seeking to improve their English-speaking skills are invited to attend ESL Talk Time at local libraries. The free one-hour talks are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Monroe Library meeting room, 1070 Village Way, and at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: call 360-794-7851 (Monroe) or 425-493-8202 (Mukilteo).
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.
Snohomish Library Genealogy Workgroup: 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.
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: www.pflag.org.
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.
Running club, Mukilteo: 7:30 a.m. Saturdays at Harbour Pointe Middle School, 5000 Harbour Pointe Blvd. All ages and abilities welcome. The group runs a 4-mile loop at a conversational pace. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Running group, Monroe: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the YMCA, 14033 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe. Runners of all ages and skill levels can attend. YMCA membership is not required. More info: 360-805-1879.
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 www.cpsn.org.
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.
Widow support groups: Widowed Information Consultation Services has ongoing support groups for widowed men and women in Everett, Lynnwood and Monroe. More info: 425-252-7617.