Cinco de Mayo Festival: 1 p.m. May 5, Everett High School, 2419 Colby Ave. Organized by the Familias Unidas Latino Resource Center. Festival features music, art, dancing and crafts. For more information, call 425-355-6005.
Document shredding: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Windermere Real Estate, 801 State Ave., Marysville. Shred old documents and discs during this free event. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 360-653-2509.
Fleet Reserve Association Branch 170 membership drive: 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 6802 Beverly Blvd, Everett. Open to the public. 425-353-2600.
People for Puget Sound Policy Café: 6:30 p.m. April 17 at The Anchor Pub, 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Research wildlife biologist James Bodkin presents “Mysteries of Sea Otters and their Nearshore Ecosystem.” Free for members, $5 for non-members. For more information, visit http://pugetsound.org/events.
All Breed Equine Rez-Q open house: The nonprofit invites its sponsors for a tour, training seminar and demonstration form 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at 2415 116th St. Marysville. There also will be a bake sale and refreshments. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 425-263-6390 or go to www.allbreedhorserezq.com.
Caregivers Happy Hour: From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., April 19, at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. The free event is to provide all caregivers with tips and exercises so they are able to be better caregivers and motivate them. Reserve your seat by calling 360-387-0222 or at the center.
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.
Downloading eBooks: Learn how to download books at your local libraries. Next class is at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Sultan Library, 319 Main St. Pre-register by calling at 360-793-1695. Bring laptop, eReader or Wi-Fi enabled device for downloading books in class.
Educational course for caregivers of mentally ill youth: A six-week course is being offered to parents and primary caregivers of mentally ill children and youth by the Snohomish County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from April 12 to May 17 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. For more information, contact Carolyn Hetherwick Goza at 425-347-5365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Garden Affair: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stillaguamish Grange at the Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway. Free botanical and garden classes. No registration is required. For more information, contact the Snohomish County Conservation District at 425-335-5634, ext. 4.
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.
Opportunity Expo: Juniors enrolled in the Marysville School District are invited to attend the Opportunity Expo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Tulalip Resort Orca and Chinook conference rooms, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd. The event aims to prepare students for college and a career with informative sessions and presentations. For more information, go to www.msvl.k12.wa.us.
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.reading withrover.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.
Volleyball clinic: Mukilteo Boys &Girls Club is set to host their annual volleyball clinic starting at 9 a.m., on April 21 and 22 at Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Costs are $40 for one day or $70 for both days. Clinic is for students between third grade and 12th grade. Space is limited. To register contact the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club at 425-355-2773 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, go to www.bgcsc.org.
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 Dr. NE, Marysville. $10 for those with caregivers, $15 for those who come by themselves. 360-653-2324.
Everett Amputee Support Group: 7 p.m. April 26. New Life Church, 6830 Highland Dr. This group providessupport and information to people who have experienced or thinking of getting an amputation. Families and friends are invited. For more information, call Maurine at 425-338-1395 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The group supports the Coast Guard, teaches boating safety classes and conducts free vessel examinations. 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 100 St. NE, Marysville. A group for family members of adults living with mental illness to share ideas about coping and becoming better caregivers to 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 Avenue, 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 membership@ snohomishmoms.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 behaviors such as abusing drugs or alcohol, truancy or other risky behaviors. 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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Bowl-A-Thon: Sherwood Community Services is organizing the bowling event to raise funds for people with disabilities in the county. The event is at 9 a.m. Sunday at Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. To register a team of five people, call 425-334-4071. The entry fee is a suggested $50 per bowler in pledges. Learn more at http://sherwoodcs.org/bowlathon12.php.
Cascade band program fundraiser: The Cascade High School Band &Color Guard Boosters is organizing “A Night of 150 Stars!” to benefit the band program. Set for 5 p.m. April 21 in the Edward D. Hansen conference center at the Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. Everett. Tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased before Saturday. For reservations, donations or other questions, call Laura Allen, auction coordinator, at 425-423-8646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Chicago” and silent auction: The Lake Stevens Drama Booster Club is organizing a fundraiser for the school’s drama club. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the school’s cafeteria, 2908 113th Ave NE.
Tickets are $25 each and include dinner and entertainment. There will also be a silent auction. For more information or to purchase dinner theater tickets, call Nancy Anderson at 425-397-9030 or go to www.lshsdrama.org.
Pancake Breakfast: the South Everett Lions Club is set to serve a pancake breakfast, eggs, biscuits and gravy, Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $7 and all proceeds to benefit youth scholarships. Cascade View Presbyterian Church, 1030 E. Casino Road. For more information call 425-337-0959,
Red Cross dinner and silent auction: From 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at Russell’s Loft, 3305 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell. Tickets cost $75 per person and include tasting, food pairings, hors d’oeuvre, a raffle ticket and silent auction bid number. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://american.redcross.org/raisingspirits or by calling 425-740-2324.
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.
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.
Comedy and magic show: Relay for Life of Arlington is set to host a comedy and magic show featuring Bruce Meyers to benefit the organization at 3 p.m. May 6 at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling 425-387-5180. Tickets can also be purchased at these locations: Arlington Copy, Mail &More, Eagle Family Dental and Flowers by George. For more information, go to www.brucemeyers.com.
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.
Get certified as a volunteer: Get certification and help people who live in adult family homes through training from the Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman. The training is the days of April 18, 19, 24 and 25. Volunteers are asked to volunteer four hours a week, attend in-service meetings and submit an activity report. For more information and an application packet, contact 425-388-7393 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may be printed directly from the county’s website at www1.co.snohomish.wa.us. In the “Search for” box, type “ombudsman.”
Hands of Hope Food Bank: Help your neighbors in need by volunteering at the food bank or making a donation. For more information on volunteering, call and ask for the director. 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. 425-355-5985.
Hospice volunteers needed: Hospice &Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways that could include visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office, helping with events, etc. Information sessions are held at either 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. Please 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 if interested.
Knitting to Make a Difference: From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mondays, at 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.marysville communityfb.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.
Relay for Life of Arlington: Nonprofit is set to host a comedy and magic show featuring Bruce Meyers to benefit the organization at 3 p.m. May 6 at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling 425-387-5180.
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, from sorting clothes to, driving a bus, to 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 to 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.
YWCA gathering baskets: The YWCA is collecting spring baskets to benefit homeless and low-income children in its shelter and housing programs. Baskets can be dropped off at the YWCA in 3301 Broadway, Everett, and at 6027 208th St. SW, Lynnwood, until April 2. For more information, or to participate, please contact Luanne Kunz at 425-258-2766 or email email@example.com.
YWCA seeks beautician: The YWCA of Snohomish County is looking for a licensed beautician willing to provide free haircuts for women using the clothing program. Free haircuts would be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. on two Thursdays a month. For more information, contact Luanne Kunz at 425-259-2766 ext. 150.