Community Extra: Calendar
Twilight Rain Garden Tour: 6-7:30 p.m. today at the Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Join the Snohomish Conservation District on an autumn stroll through Everett’s Northwest Neighborhood to see seven rain gardens installed to combat neighborhood flooding problems. Free tour but registration requested at twilighttoureverett.eventbrite.com or call 425-357-6010.
21 Acres Food Hub informational meeting: 8-10 a.m. today at the 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st Ave. in Woodinville. Local farmers are invited to learn about this new aggregation and distribution site for Seattle and Tacoma deliveries. More info: www.21acres.org.
Open Studio Night for Teens: 6-8 p.m. today at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Projects include creating marbled paper and a relief print-making project with local artists. Teens also will have the chance to win a one-year membership. The event is free. More info: www.schack.org.
ACT! program for overweight youth: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting today 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 info: Laurie George, 425-493-2407 or www.ymca-snoco.org/act.
Stillaguamish Senior Center Health and Social Services Fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. The state Department of Social and Health Services will have its mobile clinic on site, and Dick Foley speaks on “Healthy Aging Strategies.” A shuttle service for parking will be available at the corner of 177th Place NE and Smokey Point Blvd. More info: stillycenter.com.
Life Care Planning Issues for Senior and Their Families: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. This free “Getting Your Ducks in a Row” seminar is presented by Jim Dolan of the Jones, Butler, Dolan law firm. More info: Ginny, of Senior Services of Island County, at 360-387-6201.
Snohomish County 4-H informational meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Beef Pavilion at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Learn about the many different clubs available to youth in kindergarten to 12th grade, including livestock, electronics, motorcycles and performing arts, among many more. Registration is appreciated: 425-357-6044.
Apple Bake-off: 12 p.m. Thursday at the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA, 14033 Fryelands Blvd. Free to the community. Part of the branch’s fifth anniversary celebration. More info: www.ymca-snoco.org/monroe.
R-74 panel discussion: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Part of the Sno-Isle Libraries’ “Issues That Matter” series. Referendum 74 is on the November ballot and seeks to nullify the state’s recent law legalizing same-sex marriage. More info: www.sno-isle.org/explore/issuesthatmatter/.
Fall Holiday Gem Bazaar: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 info: www.everettrockclub.com.
Oktoberfest in Lake Stevens: Friday to Sunday in downtown Lake Stevens. This fundraiser for the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce features a Bier and Wine Garden staffed by Diamond Knot and Fennette Cellars, evening entertainment and the return of the Root Bier Garden for the kids along with a magic show. More info: 425-334-0433, Oktoberfest@lakestevenschamber.com, [URL]www.lakestevenschamber.com;http://www.lakestevenschamber.com[URL].
Barbecue: 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA, 14033 Fryelands Blvd. Free to the community. Part of the branch’s fifth anniversary celebration. More info: [/URL]www.ymca-snoco.org/monroe;http://www.ymca-snoco.org/monroe[URL].
Schack-toberfest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 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 info: 425-259-5050, [/URL]www.schack.org;http://www.schack.org[URL].
Young at Heart dinner and auction: 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Cost is $40, available at the center’s administrative office. More info: 425-774-5555.
Little League Weekend at Bailey’s Pumpkin Patch: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bailey’s Vegetables and Pumpkin Patch, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish. Any Little League kids who show up wearing their jersey receive a free wagon ride and pass into Bailey’s corn maze and ball field. Wiffle ball gear is provided, but don’t forget your mitt. More info: [/URL]www.bailyveg.com;http://www.bailyveg.com[URL], 360-568-8826.
Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show: Saturday through Oct. 7 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission and the Friends of the Arts, Arts of the Terrace is one of the major juried art shows held in the Pacific Northwest and attracts top artists from throughout the region. The show is free and open to the public: 12-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 7. More info: Judy Ryan, 425-771-7068.
Health Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. This event, held in cooperation with Valley General Hospital, is open to the community and features speakers, vendors and services, including flu shots, hearing tests and blood pressure checks. More info: [/URL]www.eastcountyseniorcenter.org;http://www.eastcountyseniorcenter.org[URL].
Camano Document Shred-A-Thon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the parking lot of the Island County Camano Annex, 121 NE Camano Drive. The Washington State University Waste Wise volunteers and Windermere Real Estate sponsor this event. Cost is $5 per grocery bag or banker’s box, or $10 for an oversized bag or box. The event ends at 2 p.m. or when the truck is full. More info: Scott Chase, 360-387-3443 ext. 258.
Beer and Brat Night: 6-9 p.m. Saturday 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 info: 425-259-5050, [/URL]www.schack.org;http://www.schack.org[URL].
Pumpkin-carving contest: 1-4 p.m. Saturday 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 info: [/URL]www.lakestevenschamber.com;http://www.lakestevenschamber.com[URL].
Lobsta Mania: 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Come and enjoy lobsters shipped directly from Maine. Cost is $25. More info: 360-387-0222.
How to work a bazaar: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday 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 info: 360-363-8450 or [/URL]www.marysvillewa.gov;http://www.marysvillewa.gov[URL].
Downloading Free eBooks and Audiobooks: 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Learn how to install software, search for and check out e-books and audiobooks, and transfer them to your device. Register at [/URL]www.sno-isle.org;http://www.sno-isle.org[URL] or by phone at 425-493-8202.
The Secret Life of Cats: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Animal Shelter, 333 Smith Island Road. This special adoption event includes reduced rates and prizes, as well as fun activities, such as feline tarot card readings and tattoos.
Snohomish Classic Car and Hot Rod Display: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in downtown Snohomish. The free car show celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. More info: [/URL]www.cityofsnohomish.com;http://www.cityofsnohomish.com[URL] or 360-568-2526.
Supercalifragalistic Vintage Fashion Show: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. The Kenmore Senior Center presents this sentimental fashion journey. Light refreshments will be served. Advance ticket sales of $10 per person, available at the Northshore Senior Center reception desk. More info: [/URL]www.northshoreseniorcenter.org;http://www.northshoreseniorcenter.org
Group Meditation: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 2-30, at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. This Marysville Parks and Recreation class costs $30 per person and is for ages 16 and older. More info: [/URL]www.marysvillewa.gov;http://www.marysvillewa.gov[URL], 360-363-8400.
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 info: Lynnette Monpas, 360-804-2162 or [/URL]www.ymca-snoco.org/act;http://www.ymca-snoco.org/act[URL].
Putting the Garden to Bed: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Mill Creek City Council Chambers, 15728 Main St. The Snohomish Conservation District offers this fall yard care class. Register at [/URL]millcreek.eventbrite.com;http://millcreek.eventbrite.com[URL]. More info: 425-335-5634 ext. 4.
Small Business Accounting Workshop: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave. in Marysville. Marysville Parks and Recreation offers this one-day workshop for those interested in learning small business accounting. Cost is $25. Great class for crafters, small shop owners and others. To register: 360-363-8450 or [/URL]www.marysvillewa.gov;http://www.marysvillewa.gov[URL].
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 Friday. More info: Mary Ann, 425-316-8305, [/URL]www.millcreekgardenclub.com;http://www.millcreekgardenclub.com.
WAYS TO HELP
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 Saturday at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW. More info: 425-252-2227, email@example.com, [URL]auction.bbbs-snoco.org.
Project Linus Make A Blanket Day: 12-5 p.m. Sunday at Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Evergreen Way, Everett. Drop in anytime to help sew, iron, inspect, pin, fringe and tie, or to donate completed blankets, fabric and sewing supplies. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.
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.
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 info: 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 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, drive and other tasks. The food bank is at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1054, [/URL]www.marysvillecommunityfb.com.;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.
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.