Art Tour and Lunch: The Utsalady Ladies Aid is organizing a lunch and sale of jewelry and boutique items as a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Ladies Aid Building, 78 Utsalady Road, Camano Island. Costs are by donation only.
Bingo Night: The Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Bingo Night from 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the Heatherwood Middle School cafeteria, 1419 Trillium Blvd. Admission fee is $1 and one canned food donation to the Mill Creek Food Bank. People can pay for additional cards for 50 cents per card. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, contact the Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department at 425-745-1891.
Community Rummage Sale and Car Wash: The Skykomish Valley Indian Education invites the community to a rummage sale and car wash from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Park Place Middle School, 1408 W. Main St. in Monroe. Proceeds benefit the group’s nonprofit parent organization supporting educational and cultural activities for Native students.
Diabetes prevention: A talk about diabetes prevention is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. May 16 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. This is a free presentation and no registration is required. Call Ginny at 360-387-6201 for more information.
Glacier Peak Night of the Arts: The high school in the Snohomish School District is hosting the event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the school, 7401 144th Pl. SE. There will be art done by students, a silent auction, student performers, food and more. Cost is $5 for adults and free for students. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother’s Day Events: Cascadian Place, an independent senior retirement community, is hosting free Mother’s Day events between May 11 and May 13. It is hosting a Mariners’ game viewing party at 2:30 p.m. Friday, a mother-daughter tea on 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and a Mother’s Day brunch at 11 a.m. Sunday. Cascadian Place is located at 3915 Colby Ave. N. in Everett. Guests are asked to register by calling 425-339-2225.
Mill Creek Senior Center Waffle Breakfast: People can enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat breakfast between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. May 17 at the Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek. Suggested donation is $10. Funds go to help the Mill Creek Senior Center. For more information, call 425-948-7170.
People for Puget Sound Policy Cafe Discussion Series: 6:30 p.m. May 15 at The Anchor Pub, 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Learn about how changes in water chemistry are impacting Puget Sound wildlife. Appetizers will be provided. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Go to http://pugetsound.org/events. for more information.
Photography Class: From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays May 16, 23 and 30 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Cost is $48 per person for all three sessions. Payment must be made at the time of registration to the front desk or by calling the center at 360-387-0222. Call Mike for information about the class at 360-440-6236.
Relay for Life fundraiser: The PYC Brew Crew is raising funds to participate in relay for Life event by selling plants and other items in a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1431 S. Machias Road, Snohomish. For more information, contact Sue Beranek at 425-335-0908 or by email at email@example.com.
Community pet adoption event: The Snohomish Station Animal Hospital will host a pet adoption event and block party at noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Building 5, Suite A, 2705 Bickford Ave. Up to 100 animals are expected to be available for adoption at the free event. The event will feature food, raffles and prizes. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cynthia Flash at 425-603-9520.
Computer classes: The Snohomish Library hosts a class on Microsoft Word basics at 8:30 a.m. May 15 at 311 Maple Ave. Registration is required; drop by the library or call at 360-568-2898.
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. Find us 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.
Rosemaling class: From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 14 and 21 at the Bothell Sons of Norway Lodge, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Cost is $70 for members and $80 for non-members, plus cost of supplies. Registration is required. Call Selma Snaring at 425-385-2144.
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, 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.
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Plant Sale: The Camano Animal Shelter Association is sponsoring a bake and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive. People can also buy food and beverages. All proceeds benefit the animal shelter. For more information, go to www.camanoanimalshelter.com.
Volunteer for food drive: Volunteers of America are searching for help to sort food donations received through the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday. Anyone interested need to sign up through the Volunteers of America of Western Washington website at www.voaww.org/lettercarriers.
This drive helps local food banks by sending yellow bags to people’s mailboxes on Wednesday. The bags can then be filled with donations to be picked up Saturday and delivered to distribution centers in Edmonds, Everett and Lynnwood.
Senior volunteers needed: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for people over 55 to help in different volunteer projects through the county. To learn more, call John McAlpine at 425-374-6374, toll free at 888-240-8572, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lions Club 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. There will be treats and beverages for the donors. Walk-ins are accepted but registration is encouraged. Register online at tinyurl.com/BloodDriveLions or calling 800-398-7888.
Clothing drive for families: Voyager Middle Schools is set to host a Community Wolvy’s Closet event. The school is asking for clothing, shoes, accessories and used sporting equipment. People can drop in donations between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., weekdays at its main office, 11711 Fourth Ave. W. Everett. The school is also looking for volunteers to distribute donations from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, contact Tammy Zirbel at 425-366-5300.
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.
Beer tasting: The Camano Island Chamber of Commerce plans a fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. June 2 at the Commons at Terry’s Corner, 848 Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island. There will be three tastes of beer or wine for $5, snacks, and activities for the kids. For more information, contact Karen Daum, 360-629-7136 or email@example.com.
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.
Camano chili feed benefit: The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation is organizing its second annual chili feed and fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive. Cost is $8 for adults and $2 for kids under 10. The event is to raise funds for the foundation, which supports the Camano Island Sheriff’s deputies, citizen patrol and Washington State park rangers.
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.”
Concert to fund bike ride: A classic rock concert is being set for 8 p.m. Friday at the Patty’s Eggnest at the Chuckwagon Inn, 6720 Evergreen Way, Everett. The concert is to raise funds for Team Arnold’s Seattle-to-Portland bicycle ride, which in turn goes to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma societies. Cover is voluntary. There will also be raffles and an auction. For more information, call 206-992-7117, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 also 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.
Stillaguamish Senior Center: Needs volunteers for various positions, including sorting clothes, driving a bus and helping in the kitchen. DJ, 360-653-4551, ext. 228. The center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.[/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.
Volunteer on an advisory board: The Granite Falls High School Career and Technical Education program is looking for adult volunteers to serve on an advisory board to help plan courses and learning experiences to prepare students for the work force. For more information, contact Crosby Carpenter at 360-283-4358, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Chore Services: A program of Catholic Community Services is seeking volunteers to help low-income senior clients with everyday household chores, such as washing dishes, vacuuming and laundry. Katie Owen, 425-374-6323.
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.
;http://www.allbreedhorserezq.com[URL]Volunteer at the Visitor Center: The Marysville Tulalip Visitor Center is looking for 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. For more information, contact Sylvia Johnston at 360-659-7700.
Walk to raise scholarship money: Chapter HW of the Philanthropic Education Organization is organizing Dollars for Scholars, a 5K walk through downtown Snohomish at 8:30 a.m. May 19 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Cost is $25. People can register by calling Deede at 360-568-6297, emailing DLRS4Scholars5k@aol.com, or on the day of the event.
YWCA seeks beautician: The YWCA of Snohomish County is looking for a licensed beautician willing to provide free haircuts for women from 4 to 7 p.m. on two Thursdays a month. For more information, contact Luanne Kunz at 425-259-2766 ext. 150.[/URL]