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ACT! program for overweight youth: 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays starting Tuesday at the Everett YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave. This nutrition, activity and self-improvement program is aimed at children ages 8 to 11 who are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. More information: Gael Thomson, 425-374-5703 or www.ymca-snoco.org/act.

ACT! program for overweight youth: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Wednesday at the Marysville YMCA, 6420 60th Drive NE. This nutrition, activity and self-improvement program is aimed at children ages 8 to 11 who are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. More information: Kathy Maness, 360-651-1625 or www.ymca-snoco.org/act.

Cocoon House block party: 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the new Cocoon House Outreach Center, 1421 Broadway, Everett. Everyone in the neighborhood is welcome at this free event featuring a live band, free food and a chance to meet staff at the relocated outreach center. More information: www.cocoonhouse.org or rachel.fisher@cocoonhouse.org.

Just Between Friends consignment sale: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. SE in Mill Creek. A large kids and maternity consignment sale. Admission on Thursday is $2. More information: www.jbfsale.com/lynnwood.

Swift Night Out: 5 p.m. to dusk Saturday at Frank Wagner Elementary School, 115 Dickinson Road in Monroe. Come and see the migrating Vaux’s swifts enter the school’s chimney. The community event features information booths about the birds and other nature-related items. Refreshments will be available for sale. More information: http://monroeswifts.org.

Stanwood Car Show: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW. Also includes arts and crafts, food, entertainment and door prizes. More information: 360-629-7403.

Bingo Bash: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Features 15 regular games, plus blackouts, pull-tabs and refreshments. More information: 360-568-0934.

Trucks and music — live!: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. This special family story time will take things outdoors so kids can get an up-close look at a city of Mukilteo dump truck and backhoe, followed by story time with Bryan Stratton on guitar. All ages welcome. More information: 425-493-8202.

Poker fundraiser: 2 p.m. Saturday at One-Eyed Jack’s Road House, 14019 Highway 99, Lynnwood. Part of the second annual John Sorensen Charity Texas Hold-em Tournaments to raise funds for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. More information: 425-743-5570.

Free adult cat adoptions: 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 NE 177th Place, Woodinville. Adoption fees waived for cats two years or older. Adoptable cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. More information: 425-488-4444.

New jail cell exhibit: noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N. Museum staff will unlock their newest exhibit space, a restored jail cell, on the lower floor. Visitors also can see the current police facilities as part of the then-and-now event celebrating the Edmonds Police centennial. Suggested museum donation is $5, $2 kids. More information: www.historicedmonds.org.

Library time capsule ceremony: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sunday at the Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway. The open house, which celebrates the Sno-Isle Libraries system’s 50th anniversary, features Top 40 hits from 1962 sung with library lyrics, a time capsule ceremony, speeches, refreshments, prizes and more. More information: 425-337-4822.

Free vision screening: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 19 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Vision screening, eyeglass adjustments and minor repairs will be offered by North Cascade Eye Associates. More information: 360-387-0222.

Weekend MBA information night: 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in room 160 of Gray Wolf Hall at the University Center of North Puget Sound on the campus of Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Learn more about Western Washington University’s weekend MBA. More information: 360-650-3717 or weekendmba@wwu.edu.

Coal Trains Pro and Con: 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Everett Main Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County’s September topic weighs the coal train debate. More information: 425-259-0728.

Coal Trains Pro and Con: 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Pancake Haus, 530 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County’s September topic is coal trains. More information: 425-776-3071.

Fabulous High School Days: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Lynnwood Senior Center, located at 19000 44th Ave. W. Relive your high school days. Wear your favorite clothes from your school days for a costume contest or come as you are. Cost is $8 for members, $13 for non-members. Registration is required. More information: 425-670-5050.

Fall Nature Walk: 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Northwest Stream Center visitors building, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Learn about native plants and their importance to fish, wildlife and people. Cost is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members and $7 for non-members. Registration is required. More information: 425-316-8592.

Intercultural Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Saint Thomas More Parish, 6511 176th St. SW, Lynnwood. Admission is free. Sample foods and see displays of costumes and artifacts from around the world. The event includes raffle prizes, folk dancing, music and kids activities, along with a multilingual Mass at 5 p.m. More information: 425-743-2929, www.stmp.org

Every Child Ready to Read and Rock!: 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Musician Charlie Hope sings interactive songs that promote “Ready Reader” skills. Free and for all ages. More information: 360-568-2898 or 877-766-4753.

Friendship Walk and Car Wash: 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Legion Park gazebo, 114 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington. People can walk a one-mile route and get their car washed to benefit Village Community Services and its Village Music and Arts program. Suggested donation for the walk is $25; for the car wash, $10. A resource mini-fair, food and live music round out the event. More information: 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or www.villagecommunitysvcs.org.

Benefit for Costa Rican charity: 8 a.m. Sept. 22 at Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Drive W. in Everett. This 3.3-mile run-walk fundraiser benefits the Children’s Feeding Center in Costa Rica. More information: www.firstgiving.com/loveatwork/northshore-race-4-more.

Poker fundraiser: 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Flight’s Pub, 7601 Evergreen Way, Everett. Part of the second annual John Sorensen Charity Texas Hold-em Tournaments to raise funds for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. More information: 425-347-6659.

Square dancing classes: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Edmonds Masonic Hall, 515 Dayton St. The Checkerboard Squares offer a free spaghetti dinner and give an introduction to square dancing. More information: Sheryl at 425-267-0775 or Roy at 206-949-0114.

ACT! program for overweight youth: 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 24 at the Mill Creek YMCA, 13723 Puget Park Drive. This nutrition, activity and self-improvement program is aimed at children ages 8 to 11 who are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. More information: Jeralin Olson, 425-357-3033 or www.ymca-snoco.org/act.

ACT! program for overweight youth: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 25 at the Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Place W. This nutrition, activity and self-improvement program is aimed at children ages 8 to 11 who are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. More information: Laurie George, 425-493-2407 or www.ymca-snoco.org/act.

Fall Holiday Gem Bazaar: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28-29 at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. This Everett Rock and Gem Club-sponsored event features different sellers each day. Free admission and refreshments. More information: www.everettrockclub.com.

Schack-toberfest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29 and 12-5 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. This art festival features a glass pumpkin patch, live glass blowing and activities for kids. Admission is free. More information: 425-259-5050, www.schack.org.

Beer and Brat Night: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. A 21-and-older event featuring an auction, live music, local beers, bratwursts and hard cider, as well as a demonstration by master glass blower James Mongrain. Tickets are $20 for Schack members, $25 for non-members and $30 at the door, souvenir pint glass included. More information: 425-259-5050, www.schack.org.

Young at Heart dinner and auction: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Cost is $40, available at the center’s administrative office. More information: 425-774-5555.

Pumpkin-carving contest: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the gazebo at North Cove Park, 1812 Main St. in downtown Lake Stevens. Avoid the mess at home and carve your pumpkins at this Oktoberfest celebration. Contest entry fee is $2 per pumpkin, or $5 per family. Markers, paints and foam stickers provided for younger participants. More information: www.lakestevenschamber.com.

Lobsta Mania: 4-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Come and enjoy lobsters shipped directly from Maine. Cost is $25. More information: 360-387-0222.

How to work a bazaar: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29 at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. Marysville Parks and Recreation offers a one-day workshop on “How to Sell Crafts at Bazaars, Fairs and Festivals.” Cost is $25 plus $6 for materials. More information: 360-363-8450 or www.marysvillewa.gov.

Lunch: 12-2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington. Cost is $7 for seniors; $8 for adults; $5 for children under 12 years old. More information: 360-653-4551.

Rosemaling class: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 29 at the Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway. Beginners as well as advanced rosemalers are welcome. Cost is $95 for lodge members and $105 to non-members, plus cost of supplies. Registration is required. More information: Selma Snaring, 425-385-2144.

ACT! program for overweight youth: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 2 at the Monroe YMCA, 14033 Fryelands Blvd. This nutrition, activity and self-improvement program is aimed at children ages 8 to 11 who are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. More information: Lynnette Monpas, 360-804-2162 or www.ymca-snoco.org/act.

Elegant High Tea: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Garden Court Retirement Center, 520 112th St. SW in Everett. This Mill Creek Garden Club event benefits its “Giving Through Gardening” school grants program. Tickets are $15. Reserve by Sept. 28. More information: Mary Ann, 425-316-8305, www.millcreekgardenclub.com.

Norwegian Youth Day Camp: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway. The camp introduces and promotes the culture and heritage of Norway to youth age 8-23. 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. Oct. 6, 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.

Beyond Clutter: 7-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Senior Services Multicultural Center, 11627 Airport Road, Suite F, Everett. Learn more about hoarding at the presentation sponsored by the Hoarding Task Force of Snohomish County. Reservations required. More information: 425-290-1260, hoardingtaskforce@sssc.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.

Norwegian pancake breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Cost is $5 per person; children younger than 4 eat free.

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.

Groups

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 information: Maurine at 425-338-1395 or maurinemoyer@aol.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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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. For more information, 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 information: Wendy, 206-790-0162.

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 information: Kim@kimsfocus.net.

Mothers and More: 7:30-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Spotted Cow Cream and Bean, 15118 Main St. in Mill Creek Town Center. Prospective members welcome. More information: membership@snohomishmoms.org.

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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: mukrunclub@gmail.com.

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 information: 360-805-1879.

Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 7-9:30 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 425-252-7617.

WAYS TO HELP

Volunteer for Cleanup Day: People are invited to participate at the Volunteer Park Cleanup Day that starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Terrace Ridge Park, 4600 242nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. Groups should register with Parks and Facilities Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 in advance.

School supplies accepted at retail stores: A national drive for school supplies is set to benefit Boys &Girls Club of Snohomish County. Through Saturday, people can donate school supplies at local Staples stores. The stores are located at 4920 Evergreen Way S., Everett; 621 Highway 9 NE, Suite 42B, Lake Stevens; 3011 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 105 Mall Way, Marysville; 16232 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 19139 U.S. 2, Monroe. More information: www.staplesforstudents.org.

Volunteer with United Way: The United Way of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers, projects and nonprofits that wish to be part of the 19th annual Days of Caring. The event is scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22. Volunteers have until Wednesday to sign up for projects. More information: 425-374-5549, www.uwsc.org/daysofcaring.php.

Big Brothers Big Sisters auction: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County seeks sponsors and items to auction at its annual Dream Builders Auction on Sept. 29 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW. More information: 425-252-2227, mjohnson@bbbs-snoco.org, http://auction.bbbs-snoco.org.

Blankets needed for victims of domestic violence: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County seeks new or slightly used twin blankets and towels for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Bring donations to New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave. in Everett. More information: Stephanie Civey, 425-259-2827 ext. 13 or stephanie@dvs-snoco.org.

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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The store is located at 2302 Broadway Ave. in Everett. More information: 425-903-4430 or www.habitatsnohomish.org.

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 information: Teresa, 360-691-6284 or hhhvrcfounder@netzero.com.

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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 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 information: 360-435-4875.

Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County: Volunteers are needed to visit patients, deliver supplies, work in the office and help with events. Information sessions are held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett. More information: 425-261-4815.

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 information: 425-670-5050.

Role models needed for at-risk youth: Volunteers of America Western Washington is looking for committed, dependable adults, 21 and older, for the Mentoring Children of Promise program. More information: mcp@voaww.org.

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 information: 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 information: 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 information: Dori, 360-435-1631.

Collect water samples: Snohomish County Surface Water Management seeks volunteers to collect water quality samples in Lake Goodwin, Lost Lake and Lake Shoecraft. All training and equipment is provided except for a boat. Volunteers need to commit to a few hours each month from May through October. For more information, call Marisa Burghdoff at 425-388-3464, or go to www.lakes.surfacewater.info, or go to www.snoco.org and search for “Lakes.”

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 information: 425-355-5985.

Humane Society: Volunteers are needed to transport bags of cat litter and pet food, and the occasional animal, from Arlington and Stanwood. More information: 360-652-5844, hmnsoc@aol.com.

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, drive and other tasks. The food bank is at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. More information: 360-658-1054, 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 information: 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 information: Wendi, 425-259-2973 ext. 2717 or mcp@voaww.org.

Partners in Palliative Care: Seeks volunteer listeners for its support program. More information: 425-261-4769.

Road to Recovery: American Cancer Society program seeks volunteer drivers for cancer patients. More information: Jerri Wood, 425-322-1114 or jerri.wood@cancer.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 information: 360-629-5257.

Stillaguamish Senior Center: ;http://www.marysvillecommunityfb.com[URL]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 information: DJ, 360-653-4551, ext. 228.[/URL]

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VGAL: 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.

;http://www.allbreedhorserezq.com[URL]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 information: Sylvia Johnston at 360-659-7700.[/URL]