Buffet Brunch: The Camano Island Yacht Club is hosting a buffet brunch 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, at 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.
Open House: The Oak Harbor Fire Department is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fire Station 81 with an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 855 E. Whidbey Ave. Oak Harbor. There will be safety and equipment demonstrations. For more information, contact the station at 360-279-4700 or go to www.oakharbor.org.
Summer Nature Walk: The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks are organizing a summer nature walk at 10 a.m. Friday, at the McCollum Park, 600 128th St. Everett. During the walk, naturalists are set to give lessons about native plants and their uses. Call 425-316-8592 to register. The cost is $5 for foundation members and $7 for non-members. For information about other events go to www.streamkeeper.org.
Book Buddies: Program to help motivate reading for second and third graders begins at the Mukilteo Public Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Register online or at the library. Accepted students must fill out a reading contract and commit to attending five of the seven sessions. Call 425-493-8202 for more information.
Go batty: Learn about Northwest bats and their importance to our ecosystems at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Public Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Dispel some common misconceptions about bats and build your own bat house. Call 425-493-8202 for more information.
Bingo: From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Carl Gibson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $2 for three-on. Everybody older than 50 can participate. For more information, call 425-257-8780 or go to www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors.
Boating course: The Everett Sail &Power Squadron is holding an 8-week boat safety class starting at 7 p.m. July 16 at the Conference Center/Everett Yacht Club, Orca Room. 404 14th St., Everett. For more information, contact Jim West at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-778-0283.
Summer Reading in Stanwood: Children and teens are invited to participate in the summer reading program at Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW, Stanwood. Program is every Saturday through Aug. 15, including book reading, book discussion, downloading e-books and after-hour party. Sign up starts Saturday at the library. Readers are eligible for prizes. For more information, call 360-629-3132 or go to www.sno-isle.org.
Summer Reading in Arlington: Arlington Library is hosting a summer reading program for families, running through Aug. 23. The free program includes book reading, mask making, pizza party and numerology. Readers are eligible for prizes. For more information, call the Arlington Library at 360-435-3033.
Mukilteo Library Knitting Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays until June 28, Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Beginners: please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.
Double-deck pinochle group: Meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200 St. SW, Lynnwood. For more information, call Carla at 425-771-5471.
ESL Talk Time: Adults seeking to improve their English-speaking skills are invited to attend Monroe Library’s ESL Talk Time on Tuesdays. The free one-hour talks are scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Monroe Library meeting room, 1070 Village Way. For more information, call 360-794-7851.
International Dinner Out: 6 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12. Call 360-794-6359 for reservations.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. The cost is $5 per person; children younger than 4 eat free.
Pancake Breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. third Saturday of the month, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice prepared and served by volunteers. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the center. 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.
Table tennis at the Everett senior center: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. Cost is $1 per session. 425-257-8780.
Village Community Services: Friday music jam sessions, 1 to 3 p.m. at 338 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington. Kids and adults are invited. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 360-653-7752, ext. 14.
Willow Place: Three-hour activity sessions for older teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Exercise, crafts, games, music. The sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 9610 48th Drive NE, Marysville. $10 for those with caregivers, $15 for those who come by themselves. 360-653-2324.
Everett Amputee Support Group: 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday. New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive. This group provides support and information to people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends are invited. For more information, call Maurine at 425-338-1395 or email at email@example.com, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of every month at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The group supports the Coast Guard, teaches boating safety classes and conducts free vessel examinations. Contact Marie Porterfield, 425-629-3241, 509-949-6715 or Marie.Porterfield64@gmail.com.
Employment Network: Free help with job search, resume writing and interviewing, 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE., Mill Creek. 425-743-2386.
Family support group: 7:30 to 9 p.m. second Monday of every month, 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. Wendy, 206-790-0162.
Lymphedema Support Group Meeting: 6 to 8 p.m. third Thursday of the month, conference room B, Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett, email Kim@kimsfocus.net.
Lynnwood MS self-help group: 1 to 2:30 p.m. third Fridays in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Marysville MS self-help group: 10:30 to noon Saturday of each month, except July and August, at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. Barb 360-659-7431, Linda 425-238-0849.
Monroe Running Group: 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. 360-805-1879.
Mothers and More: 7:30 to 9 p.m. third Tuesday, Spotted Cow Cream and Bean in Mill Creek Town Center. Prospective members welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mukilteo Running Club: 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, above the Harbour Pointe Middle School track. All ages and abilities welcome. The group runs a 4-mile loop at a conversational pace. For more information, email email@example.com.
Parkinson’s disease support group: 2 to 4 p.m. fourth Saturday, Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-327-9401.
Puget Sound Camera Club: 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Monday at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. 425-776-2442.
Puget Sound Singles: A group for people older than 45. Fun, friends, family. Breakfasts on Saturdays. Judy, 425-931-1195.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: The Everett chapter of the national support group meets at 7 p.m. third Monday at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. www.pflag.org.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 7 to 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. 888-468-2620 or www.cpsn.org.
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: 6:30 to 8 p.m. every third Wednesday except December at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly club: Meetings every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 4212 84th St. NE, Marysville. Visitors are welcome. Weigh-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with meeting after that. For more information, contact Marcia at 425-347-2149 or Ada at 425-923-6025.
Widow support groups: Widowed Information Consultation Services has ongoing support groups for widowed men and women in Everett, Lynnwood and Monroe. 425-252-7617.
WAYS TO HELP
Art exhibit to help DVS: The Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is hosting an art exhibit starting at 5:30 p.m. July 12 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. Tickets are $35 per person. Proceeds would benefit the DVS Capital Campaign to build a new confidential shelter. For more information on tickets or how to purchase a painting, call Debra Bordsen at 425-259-2827, ext. 11 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, visit the website www.dvs-snoco.org.
Barbers and beauticians needed: Providence Hospice &Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for barbers or beauticians, who are licensed in the state, to volunteer by providing haircuts to hospice patients at their homes in Everett and south county. The frequency may be between two and six patients a month. If you are interested please call Joanie Hemm, Volunteer Services, at 425-261-4815 or Joan.Hemm@Providence.org.
Blood drive: The Oak Harbor Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. The blood drive is to benefit the Puget Sound Blood Center. Register at www.psbc.org or call 800-398-7888. Walk-ins are accepted.
Soup kitchen volunteers: The Salt for the Earth Soup Kitchen is in need of 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. For more information, call Sandra at 425-355-1042.
Looking for auctions items: The Camano Center is accepting donations for the sixth annual Gala Auction. The center is looking for a variety of items as well as packages consisting of trips or other experiences. For more information on how to help and about the auction, go to www.camanocenter.org. You can also visit the center or call 360-387-0222.
The Caring for Our Children Foundation: the nonprofit in Everett is seeking volunteers to help as an office assistant, grant writer or as a phone fundraiser for about 20 hours a week. People age 55 and older are encouraged to apply. For more information, call Melody Gibson at 425-374-2635 or www.caringforourchildrenfoundation.org.
Car show: The Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-A is sponsoring the eighth annual Bill Baker Memorial Steel and Wheels Super Show. The show is being scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Everett Union Hall, 8729 Airport Road. The event is set to be a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America, the California-based charity that provides guide dogs and instruction to blind and visually impaired people. Entries are $20 for those who pre-register, or $25 on the day of the event. Forms are available at all District 751 union halls in Puget Sound, including the Everett Hall.
Flea market: The Snohomish Senior Center is looking for flea market vendors during its fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28, at 506 Fourth St. The cost is $25 per table. For more information, call Marlo at the senior center 360-568-0934 or visit the center.
YWCA seeks donations: The YWCA of Snohomish County is looking for personal care products. Items can be dropped off at the YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish office, 3301 Broadway. For more information, contact Luanne Kunz at 425-259-2766, ext. 150.
Service Classes: The Mill Creek Senior Center, at 15720 Main Street No. 210, is offering 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, contact Lee Gresko at 425 948-7183.
Arlington Food Bank: Looking for Arlington-area businesses and community groups interested in hosting a food drive. Dori, 360-435-1631. Volunteers also needed.
Arlington Kids’ Kloset: Looking for 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. 360-435-4875.
Binky Patrol: The Binky Patrol, a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make binkies for children in traumatic situations, is looking for volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month in Marysville. For more information, call 360-659-7198.
Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership: Looking for 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. 425-322-1114.
Collect water samples: The Snohomish County Surface Water management is looking for volunteers to collect water quality samples in Lake Goodwin, Lost Lake and Lake Shoecraft. All training and equipment will be 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.”
Food bank seeking hosts: Volunteers at the Arlington Community Food Bank are looking for Arlington-area businesses and community groups interested in hosting a food drive. For more information, call 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. For information on volunteering, call 425-355-5985.
Hospice volunteers needed: Hospice &Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways, which could include visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office and helping with events. Information sessions are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Call 425-261-4815 to register and for dates and times.
Humane Society: The organization is seeking volunteers to transport bags of cat litter and pet food from Arlington and Stanwood. It can be done by more than one person. Sometimes transport for animals is needed. Call 360-652-5844 or email email@example.com.
Knitting to Make a Difference: From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. People of all skill levels come together to make blankets, hats and scarves for babies and homeless children. Needles and yarn provided. The fee is $5. For more information, call 425-670-5050.
Kloz 4 Kidz: The free clothing center for kids in need in the Marysville area is seeking donations of clean, gently used clothing and cash donations. Call for an appointment or volunteer information. 360-659-8521.
Marysville Community Food Bank: Looking for volunteers to help with a variety of jobs including food sorters and drivers at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. 360-658-1054 or 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. Teri, 360-658-4472.
Mentoring Children of Promise: A community-based mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents is looking for committed, dependable adults, 21 and older, to have fun and be positive role models to at-risk children. Other volunteer opportunities also available. Wendi, 425-259-2973, ext. 2717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners in Palliative Care: Seeks volunteer listeners for its support program. 425-261-4769.
Road to Recovery: American Cancer Society program seeking volunteer drivers for cancer patients. Jerri Wood, 425-322-1114 or email@example.com.[URL]
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Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center: Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults, including working in the bookstore and doing grounds maintenance, 9620 271st St. NW, Stanwood, 360-629-5257.
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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.
Volunteer drivers needed for the Meals on Wheels program of Island County Senior Services. The group delivers meals to homebound seniors on Camano Island. The program operates from Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, from about 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Drivers choose what days work best for them. For more information, call 360-387-0222 and ask to speak with the folks in the kitchen.
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