Community Extra: Calendar
American Legion Post 58: 7 p.m. third Tuesday of every month at the Odd Fellows Building, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. Bob, 360-863-3544 or www.americanlegionmonroe.org.
American Legion Post 6: 7 p.m. second Thursday of every month at the VFW Hall, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett. Marvin, 425-224-4137.
American Legion Post 181: 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Lake Stevens Community Center, 1812 124th Ave NE, Lake Stevens. For more info call Tom 425-314-5865, Tony 360-631-3242, or Vern 425-343-9637; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to [URL]www.post181.org;http://www.post181.org[URL].
Everett Area Newcomers and New Friends Club: A Snohomish County club for women who are interested in making new friends. For more information about meetings and events, contact email@example.com, 425-347-3471.
Everett Emblem Club No. 523: 11 a.m. second Monday of each month at the Everett Elks Lodge, 2802 Hoyt Ave, Everett.
Lynnwood Emblem Club No. 366: 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Lynnwood Elks Lodge, 6620 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.
Fleet Reserve Association and Ladies Fleet Reserve Association unit and branch 18: Lunch at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. second Saturday of each month at 23003 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. 425-771-2774.
Free from Falls: Support meeting for people affected with Multiple Sclerosis and have problems with walking and balance. Meeting starts at 10:15 a.m., Feb. 11, Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. People don’t need to suffer from MS to attend. Free breakfast will be provided. For more information, call Barb at 360-659-7431 or Linda at 425-238-0849.
Knitting Group: All skill levels are welcomed. The group aims to share knowledge and provide a supportive atmosphere. Beginners are asked to bring No. 8 and No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Meetings are scheduled for 10 a.m., every Thursdays from Dec. 29 to Jan. 26, at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More information, call 425-493-8202.
Monroe Library Board meeting: 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe. For more information contact Betsy Lewis at 360 794-7851 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilchuck Audubon Society: 7 p.m., Friday, Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave. The public is invited. For more information, call 425-252-0926 or go to [/URL]pilchuckaudubon.org;http://pilchuckaudubon.org[URL].
Early Opinions: 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Place W., Mukilteo. 425-347-5428.
Everett Pacesetters: 7 p.m. Thursdays at Washington Oaks, 1717 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. [/URL]www.everettpacesetters.org;http://www.everettpacesetters.org[URL].
Mill Creek: 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Merrill Gardens, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek. Call 425-753-0542.
Monroe: 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Merrill Gardens, 15465 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. [/URL]www.monroetoastmasters.com.;http://www.monroetoastmasters.com
Snohomish City Toastmasters: 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Fridays, Collector’s Choice Restaurant, 215 Cypress Ave. Snohomish. Visitors welcome. 425-876-3232 or email@example.com. [URL]snohomishcitytoastmasters.blogspot.com.
Sultan’s Early Words: 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1112 E. Main St., Sultan. Behind Wagley Creek Automotive. Visitors welcome. 360-863-2208.
The Gipson Gabbers: 10 to 11:15 a.m. first and third Saturday of every month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. Deb Loughrey-Johnson, 425-257-7080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
Father Daughter Dance: The Everett Parks Department presents the first Annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 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.
Healthy Cooking With Ease and Pleasure: Learn how to cook healthy, time-saving meals with this Everett Community College Corporate and Continuing Education class. It starts at 1 p.m., Sundays Feb. 5, 19 and 26, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Cost is $89. To register, call 425-267-0150 or go to “>.
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., Feb. 11, at the library, 23303 Brier Road.
Buffet brunch: Enjoy a breakfast in Camano Island Yacht Club. 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 12, 129 N. Sunset Dr. Costs are $8 for adults, and $5 for children under 9. The menu includeswww.everettcc.edu/ccec;http://www.everettcc.edu/ccec[URL].
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.
Landlord and Tenant Seminar: The Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish and Island Counties are offering a three-hour course in landlord and tenant law, and assistance to help people with problematic rental history in getting affordable housing. The free seminar is scheduled at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday , Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish, 2801 Lombard Ave., Everett. To register, call 425-339-1335.
Learn to climb: Learn the basics of climbing Mount Rainier and help members fight breast cancer from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Alderwood REI, 3000 184th St. SW, Suite 952, Lynnwood. The event is free. For more information contact the Alderwood REI at 425-640-6200, by email email@example.com, or visit the website at www.fhcrc.org/climb.
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., Friday, 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.
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., Feb. 10, 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.
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.
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, Wednesday, 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., Thursday, 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’s Day Dance: The Mukilteo Recreation Department is hosting a free community Valentine’s Day Dance from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 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 email@example.com.
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 5:00 p.m. and the dance from 7:00 to 10 p.m. Feb. 11, 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., Thursday, 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., 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.
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., Feb. 16 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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., Tuesday, 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 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. email@example.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. [/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 [/URL]www.marysvillecommunityfb.com;http://www.marysvillecommunityfb.com