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Arlington: 9 a.m. Fridays at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE. Cathy, 425-308-3150.
Everett 325: 10 a.m. Mondays at Memorial Community Church, 710 Pecks Drive, Everett. 425-750-3414.
Lakewood: 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, 1424 172nd Ave. NE, Arlington. Deborah, 425-422-3648.
Monroe: Chapter 0627: 8:30 a.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church of Monroe, 17922 149th St. SE, 360-793-2238 or 360-794-7345. Chapter 1042: 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at New Hope Fellowship Monroe, 1016 W. Main St., 360-794-8028.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
Arlington Post 1561: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays at the American Legion Hall, 115 Olympic Ave., Arlington. All veterans who have served honorably and received a combat or campaign medal are eligible to join. 425-232-8453 or 360-435-6677.
Gay Jones Post 921 and Auxiliary: 1 p.m. third Saturdays at the Boys &Girls Club, 402 Second St., Snohomish. Most overseas veterans are eligible. Help for all veterans who need a hand up. 425-397-7111.
Ladies Auxiliary No. 2100: 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month at the Post Home, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett.
Lynnwood Post 1040: First Thursdays at the Alderwood Youth Club, 19619 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood. 425-774-7416, 425-697-4102 or 425-486-2637.
Old Guard Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. last Thursday of every month at 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett. 425-252-2100.
Everett Area Newcomers: Welcoming women new to the area. The group has 10 to 15 different activities available on a monthly basis. Newsletter upon request. 425-835-0134 or email at email@example.com.
Friendship Club: A group of senior citizens meets for lunch the second Thursday of each month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 216 Broadway, Everett. The lunch costs $7. Edward, 425-493-2588.
Gold Prospectors Association of America, Everett chapter: 7 p.m. second Friday of the month at Patty’s Eggnest, 6720 Evergreen Way, Everett. Eras Gattshall, 425-263-2293.
Good Guy Sams RV Club: 11 a.m. third Friday of each month at the Marysville Golden Corral, 1065 State Ave. 425-355-3450 or 360-563-2648.
Double-deck pinochle group: Meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m., Thursdays at the Scriber Gardens/GenCare 6024 200 St. SW, Lynnwood. For more information call Carla at 425-771-5471.
Duplicate Bridge: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave W. Evening games for all levels of players. Fee is $5. For more information, call 425-670-5050.
Marysville: 7 a.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month at Fanny’s Restaurant, 505 Cedar Ave. A1, Marysville. Renae, 425-971-0031.
Everett: noon to 1 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett. 425-923-0039.
Mill Creek Seniors Club: Potlucks in the community room at City Hall, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek. The group meets at noon on the first and third Monday of each month. 425-357-1260.
North Sound Knitters Guild: 6 to 9 p.m. second Monday of every month at in the social room of Stanwood Senior Center, 7530 276th St. NW, Stanwood. New and seasoned knitters welcome. Sandy, 360-387-0165.
Snohomish Antique Study Club: 6:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday in the meeting room at Snohomish City Library, 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish. 360-568-8095.
Sno-King Stamp Club: Meetings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Snohomish County PUD, 2320 California St., Everett. Meetings usually include a program. Family Night: 7 to 9 p.m. third Friday of each month at the South County Senior Center, 220 S. Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Silent auction, free refreshments and plenty of stamps to buy and sell. sno-kingstampclub.freehostia.com.
Snohomish Knitters Guild: 7 to 9 p.m. second Tuesdays of the month at the Waltz Building, 116 Ave. B, Snohomish. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an impromptu knit group, 6:30 p.m. for Knit Lab. The main program starts at 7 p.m. www.snohomishknittersguild.org.
Valley Spinners Guild: 7 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Zion Lutheran Church, 329 Ave. A, Snohomish. Alice Lake, 360-668-8196, email firstname.lastname@example.org or [URL]valleyspinnersguild.wordpress.com;http://valleyspinnersguild.wordpress.com[URL].
Book Sale: The 10th annual Doris Wentworth Book Sale is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., Friday and Saturday, at the Waltz Building, 116 Ave. B in downtown Snohomish. Proceeds go to benefit the Doris Wentworth Memorial Fund, managed by the Tillicum Kiwanis of Snohomish, that intends to provide school children with shoes and coats. For more information, call Sonia Rahm at 206-799-9121.
Book Sale: Event organized by Friends of the Brier Library is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., Feb. 11, at the library, 23303 Brier Road.
Chicken Dinner: From noon to 2 p.m., Sunday Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Roasted chicken with mashed potatoes will be served to help raise funds for the center. Costs are $5 for children younger than 12, $7 for seniors, and $8 for adults. For more information, call 360-653-4551.
Citizenship classes: Mountlake Terrace Library is offering free citizenship classes at 7 p.m., starting Feb. 16, at the library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Manuals will be provided. For more information, please call 425-776-8722 or register in person at the library.
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 located at 1070 Village Way. For more information, call 360-794-7851.
Helping Your Kids with Homework: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Learn how to use free library resources and services to help your child or teen manage homework and test preparation. Demonstrations, handouts and dessert will be provided. For more information, call 425-493-8202.
High School Play: Kamiak High School’s winter play “13 Parts Midnight” is set for 7 p.m., Friday, at the high school, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. Play was rescheduled because of the snow.
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.
Jazz Dessert Night: A fundraiser concert to benefit the Sultan High School Music Department is being scheduled at 7 p.m., Saturday, in the Commons, 13715 310th Ave. SE, Tickets are $5 which include cover, dessert and beverages. The concert will feature the Sultan High School Jazz Band and the Southern Comfort Band. For more information, call the school at 360-793-9860, Cherie Buzzell at 425-750-0305 or email her at email@example.com.
Mardi Gras auction: The Japanese Gulch group is organizing an auction, Cajun dinner, and live entertainment to raise awareness of the Japanese Gulch. Event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., Feb. 3, at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo. Event costs $65 and reservation is required. For more information, visit www.japanesegulch.org/events.html.
Pancake Breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. every third Saturday of the month at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. Enjoy a meal of 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.
Saturday Dance: Seniors are invited to a dance from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. Cost is $4. There will be different styles of music such as swing, waltzes, and rock and roll. For more information, call 425-257-8780.
Read with Carmen and Risa: People are invited to come and read with these therapy dogs at 3 p.m., Sundays, at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. People will be able to read to them for 15 minutes and get a “pawtograph” as a souvenir. For more information, call the library at 425-493-8202.
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. 425-257-8780.
Third annual Grab the Grape wine auction and luncheon: Soroptimist of Everett is hosting this wine event, at noon Feb. 8, Everett Golf and County Club, 500 52nd Street SE, Everett. The $20 ticket covers admission and a bottle of wine. Proceeds are to benefit the new complex of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. To make a reservation, contact Vicci at 425-259-2827 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transforming Lives breakfast: A free breakfast organized by the nonprofit Clothes for Kids is scheduled at 7:30 a.m., Feb. 9, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th SW. The event is intended to provide information about the organization. To register, visit the website www.clothesforkids.org.
Valentine Recital: Snohomish County Music Teacher’s Association are organizing a free student “Valentine” recital at 2 p.m., Feb. 11, at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW in Mukilteo.
Vintage bridal fashion show and silent auction: Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Rita’s Court invites people to its event scheduled to start at 11 a.m., Feb. 18, at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 8517 7th Ave. SE, Everett. For more information call 425-338-0779.
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.
Wine tasting event: Outdoor Youth Connections of Lake Stevens is organizaing a wine tasting from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Ticket prices start at $30. For more information, visit www.outdooryouthconnections.org.
Zonta Club of Everett: 7:30 a.m., first Thursdays, noon on third Thursdays, at the Everett Golf &Country Club. Guests are welcomed. More information about the Zonta Club of Everett can be found by contacting email@example.com.
AARP, Snohomish County Chapter 2308: 1 p.m. first Friday of each month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington. Jim Cummins, 360-435-5788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m. on the 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.
Chatterboxes: Social group where seniors can come, talk and enjoy each other’s company and do crafts and projects. New group starts at 11 a.m., Feb. 7, at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave W. For more information, call 425-670-5050.
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 at 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, at 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Meetings held on the third Friday of every month. Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Marysville MS self-help group: 10:30 to noon second 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 Tuesdays at Spotted Cow Cream and Bean in Mill Creek Town Center. Prospective members welcome. Email email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson’s disease support group: 2 to 4 p.m. fourth Saturdays in the Rainier Room at 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 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. 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 Mondays at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. [/URL]www.pflag.org;http://www.pflag.org[URL].
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 [/URL]www.cpsn.org;http://www.cpsn.org[URL].
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: 6:30 to 8 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month except December, at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder Street, Everett.
Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island: Meets 1 p.m. the second Monday of the month through June at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Highway 525, Freeland. 360-579-2352.
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society: Meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Alderwood Manor Heritage Cottage in Heritage Park, 19903 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. Meeting and announcements at 1 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m. The genealogical research library, 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood, is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 425-775-6267.
Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers: 1 to 3 p.m. second Tuesdays at 2720 Heller Road, Oak Harbor. Ruth Hancock, 360-675-4086, 360-969-0064 or email@example.com.
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
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. Weekly 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: A group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for children in traumatic situations. The group is looking for volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month in Marysville. 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, and providing 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.
Hands of Hope Food Bank: Help serve 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 be 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, the third Wednesday of each month. Please call 425-261-4815 to register and for dates and times.
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 level come together to make blankets, hats, and scarves for local 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 [/URL]www.marysvillecommunityfb.com;http://www.marysvillecommunityfb.com[URL].
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.
Volunteer through the Retired and Senior Volunteers Program: The program matches volunteers 55 and older with dozens of opportunities throughout Snohomish County. Sponsored by Catholic Community Services. John McAlpine, 425-374-6374.
Snohomish Community Food Bank: Needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including food processing and lifting assistance on weekday mornings. Must be 16 or older. 360-568-7993.
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.
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 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.
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 1402 State Ave., Marysville. $10 for those with caregivers, $15 for those who come by themselves. 360-653-2324.[/URL]