Advanced Digital Photography class: The Mill Creek Senior Center is offering an advanced digital photography class from 1 to 3 p.m., Feb. 27 through March 2, at the Mill Creek Senior Center, 15720 Main Street No. 210, Mill Creek. The five-day course is $60 for members and $120 nonmembers. For further information, call the Mill Creek Senior Center at 425-948-7170.
Book Sale: Event organized by Friends of the Brier Library is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the library, 23303 Brier Road.
Buffet brunch: Enjoy a breakfast at the Camano Island Yacht Club. 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday ,129 N. Sunset Drive. Cost is $8 for adults, and $5 for children younger than 9. The menu includes bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, omelets, hash browns, pancakes, fresh fruit, sweet rolls, juices, coffee and tea.
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.
Father Daughter Dance: The Everett Parks Department presents the first Annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Floral Hall, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Cost is $25 per father and daughter. For more information call the Parks Department at 425-257-8300.
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: From 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.,Feb. 18, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Cost is $5 per person. Children under 4 years old eat free. For more information, call 425-334-0421.
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.
Professional Profile workshop: Receive help writing resumes to get a job or learn how to advance in your own job. The event is also a fundraiser for NOAH. Workshop starts at 10 a.m., , Feb. 25, the NOAH Animal Adoption Center, 31300 Brandstrom Road, Stanwood. Suggested donation is $100. To register and for more information, call Tonia or Sue at 360-629-7055.
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.
Valentine’s Day Dance: The Mukilteo Recreation Department is hosting a free community Valentine’s Day Dance from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Adults and kids are encouraged to come and enjoy free dance lessons. For more information call 425-263-8180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s dinner and dance: Come down to the Snohomish Senior Center for a sit-down dinner and a dance party. The dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, at the center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish. Sign up for the dance at the center. Costs are $15 for the dinner and dance or $10 for only the dance. For more information contact Kim Harris at 360-568-0934.
Valentine matchboxes: Teens are invited to create a special Valentine gift at 3:30 p.m., today , Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Teens would learn to create and decorate a matchbox for their Valentine. They are encouraged to bring a small picture of their crush. For more information, call 425-493-8202.
Valentine Recital: Snohomish County Music Teacher’s Association are organizing a free student Valentine recital at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW in Mukilteo.
Vintage bridal fashion show, luncheon 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. Cost is $18. For more information and tickets, 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.
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.
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. 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 of the month except December, at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder Street, Everett.
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.
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.
Founder’s Day Dinner and Auction: The Marysville PTA Council is organizing a fundraiser for senior scholarships with a dinner and auction. The event starts at 6 p.m., Feb. 21, in the Kellogg Marsh Elementary School gym, 6325 91st St. NE. Cost is $10 per person.
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.
Humane Society: Organization is seeking volunteers to transport bags of cat liter and pet food from Arlington and Stanwood. It can be done by multiple people. Sometimes it needs transport for animals. 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 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 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.
Masquerade ball: The Washington/Alaska chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is organizing a masquerade ball to raise funds. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $55. There will be dinner, live entertainment and a costume contest. For tickets, call 425-273-0531, 425-931-3275 or 425-471-7093.
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.
Quilting Crafts and Fabric Sale: Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique is doing a sale to benefit a women’s training center in Mali, a country in Africa, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 523 Main St., Edmonds.
Senior Citizens Dinner: The Everett High School leadership group is organizing its annual senior citizen dinner at 5 p.m., Tuesday, , in the cafeteria, 2416 Colby Ave., Everett. There will be spaghetti and dessert while the school’s jazz band performs. Reservations are needed for the free dinner by Feb. 22. The group is also seeking for donations to held the event. For reservations and donations, call 425-385-4414.
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.
The Sweetheart Swing Dance: Northshore Senior Center is organizing a dance to benefit the center. The dance is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, at the center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell. Single tickets are $8 and $14 for couple. They are available online with credit card at https://seniorservices.ejoinme.org/2012SweetheartDance or at the Northshore reception desk.
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.
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.
Waffle Breakfast: The Mill Creek Senior Center is having an all you can eat breakfast to raise funds for their center from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, at Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek. The suggested donation is $10. There will be waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, and juice. For further information, call 425-948-7170.
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.