Community Extra: Calendar

  • Mon Feb 20th, 2012 8:23pm
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Events

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.

Beatles Tribute Dinner Show: Snohomish County will hold a Beatles tribute dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 2 at the Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave. Everett. Tickets cost $75 per person. Reservations must be made by Feb. 22. This event will include dinner, drinks and a Beatles tribute concert featuring the Weatherheads, a Seattle band, backed up by the 40-piece Sound Edge Pops Orchestra. Visit www.sssc.org and click on the Beatles tribute button. For more information contact Christina Harrison at 425-265-2294 or Janet Duncan, 425-290-1262.

Bingo marathon: Food and beverages available for a marathon day of bingo that starts at 1 p.m., March 24, in the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. For more information call 360-568-0934.

Breakfast to benefit foundation: The Everett Public Schools Foundation is hosting its annual benefit breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., , March 8, in the Hansen conference room at the Comcast Arena in Everett. Funds go to support program initiatives of the foundation that help Everett public school students and staff. For more information regarding foundation programs, visit www.epsfoundation.org. RSVP to Kristie Dutton at kdutton@everettsd.org or call 425-385-4695.

Casino Road Community Resource Fair: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County and Boys and Girls Club are hosting a community fair for gang prevention. The fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the South Everett Boys and Girls Club, 525 W. Casino Road. For more information, call 425-252-BBBS or visit www.bbbs-snoco.org.

Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention session: Mountlake Terrace Library is hosting a session for teens and parents to prevent abuse from a dating partner at 4 p.m., Feb. 29, 23300 58th Ave. W.

Emergency Preparedness: The Camano Center and Safe Harbor Free Clinic is offering a free presentation about personal and neighborhood emergency preparedness at 1 p.m., March 10, 606 Arrowhead Road.

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.

Evening in Marrakesh: Enjoy an authentic five-course Moroccan meal and belly dancing by the Moon Sirens from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 3 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Tickets are limited, and are $25 for center members and $30 for non-members. Call 360-387-0222 for more information.

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.

Learn to protect your financial assets: Free event scheduled for 10:30 a.m., , March 21, at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. No reservations necessary.

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 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., Saturday, at 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.

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 info@zontaeverett.org.

Groups

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 james.cummins7@comcast.net.

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 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. mukrunclub@gmail.com.

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 St., 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.

Basketball game to fight cancer: The Washington Rampage basketball team is hosting a fundraiser game for cancer cure research. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday at the Marysville Boys &Girls Club, 1010 Beach Ave. Marysville. The cost is $5.

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.

Breakfast to benefit foundation: The Everett Public Schools Foundation is hosting its annual benefit breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., , March 8, in the Hansen Conference at the Comcast Arena in Everett. Funds go to support program initiatives of the foundation that help Everett public school students and staff. For more information regarding programs of the Foundation, please visit www.epsfoundation.org. RSVP to Kristie Dutton at kdutton@everettsd.org or call 425-385-4695.

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.

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 info call Dori, 360-435-1631.

Graffiti paint-out: Marysville is organizing its second Graffiti Paint Out from 9 a.m., to noon, April 13, starting at Cedarcrest Middle School, 6400 88th St. The event consist of painting over walls that have graffiti. To sign up or for more information, contact parks maintenance manager Mike Robinson at 360-363-8406 or by email at mrobinson 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., 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 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 hmnsoc@aol.com if interested.

Killer Whale tales: Adopt A Stream Foundation is showing a movie about killer whale migration at 11 a.m., March 10, Northwest Stream Center, located at the McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett. Pre-register by calling 425-316-8592: $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. Proceeds benefit the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Streamkeeper Academy.

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.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.

The Marysville PTA Council fundraiser: Group is organizing a Founder’s Day Dinner and Auction to raise money for scholarships. The event starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kellogg Marsh Elementary School gym, 6325 91st St. NE. Cost is $10 per person.

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 mcp 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 jerri.wood@cancer.org.

Rotary Club dinner and auction: The Rotary Club of South Everett will host a fundraiser dinner and live auction at 5 p.m. March 24 at the Tulalip Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd. Tulalip. Tickets cost $90 per person. For more information contact Terri Stefnik at 425-231-1426.

Seeking older people to help veterans: People are needed to help veterans find the services available to them online or over the phone. About 20 volunteers, working about an hour a week, are needed for the project. Special training for these volunteers is to be made available through Catholic Community Services RSVP and the U.S. Department of Labor/Veterans Affairs. For more information, call 425-374-6374.

Senior Dinner: The Everett High School leadership group is holding its annual senior citizen dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria, 2416 Colby Ave. There will be spaghetti and dessert while the school’s jazz band performs. Reservations are needed for the free dinner by Wednesday, Feb. 22. The group is seeking donations to hold 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.

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.

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.