After-school science: School-age children are invited to learn about the properties of electricity through demonstrations, games and hands-on activities, 2 p.m. today at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
School play: Jackson High School presents the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” 7 p.m. today and Saturday and Nov. 7-9. See all the classic “Peanuts” moments. Tickets, sold at the door, are $10, $8 students, $6 children under 12. The school is at 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek. More info: 425-385-7101.
Waffle breakfast: The Stanwood Area Historical Society holds its annual Swedish pancake and Belgian waffle breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Cost is $7. Enjoy pancakes with “smoosh” or a Belgian waffle, along with sausage, orange juice, and coffee or tea. The display of vintage clothing, “Waistlines and Hemlines,” will also be open at no charge.
TECHcitement: The Marysville Library celebrates its new Creative Commons, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Science show, interactive exhibits, Lego animation demonstration, and workshops on home repairs and online job searches, among other activities. The library is at 6120 Grove St. More info: 360-658-5000.
Crab feed: The Lake Stevens Lions Club plans its annual crab feed, 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at North Lake Middle School, 2202 123rd Ave. NE. Cost is $25 for all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab. All proceeds go back into the community.
Student recital: Students in the Edmonds Community College music department perform for the campus and community, 7:30-9 p.m. Monday on the campus at 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Suggested donation is $7.
Teen night: Local teens are invited to the next Open Studio Night for Teens, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Four different hands-on art projects with local artists. More info: 425-259-5050.
Japanese Gulch talk: Thomas Murphy of Edmonds Community College and Emily Scott of AMEC Environment and Infrastructure report on their archaeological dig in Mukilteo’s Japanese Gulch at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-257-8010.
Waffle breakfast: The Mill Creek Senior Center holds a waffle and pancake breakfast fundraiser, 8:30-11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek. Also scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice. Suggested donation is $10. More info: 425-948-7170.
Homeschool poetry: Homeschoolers are invited to create poetry or prose using key words and phrases from librarians, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.
Capitol Tree: See the 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 at the Snohomish County Campus Amphitheater at Rockefeller and Wall streets in Everett. Musical performances, visits from Santa and Smokey the Bear, kids’ activities and more.
School play: Arlington High School presents a new version of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center on the campus at 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Tickets are $10, $7 for students.
Free sew: Quilters and quilter wannabes are invited to join Busy Bee Quilters for a free sew, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Anyone interested in quilting can come to visit, watch, learn, sew, or quilt. Bring your own equipment and supplies. A similar event is set for Dec. 14. More info: Karen, 360-568-7980.
Puppet show: Puppets Please Marionettes presents an in-the-round Marionette Variety Show, 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 9 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., and again from 1-2 p.m. at the Evergreen branch, 9512 Evergreen Way. More info: 425-257-8030.
Rock show: Maplewood Rock and Gem Club holds its annual fall show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the clubhouse, 8802 196th St. SW, Edmonds. Displays, demonstrations, raffles, and a free rock for kids. Admission is free.
Carl Gipson bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. More than 50 vendors with a variety of handmade artwork, crafts and treasures. Refreshments also for sale. More info: 425-257-7086.
Warm Beach bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at Warm Beach Senior Community, Beachwood Building, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood.
Bazaar: Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 E. Fifth St. in Arlington, holds a bazaar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday, and until noon or 1 p.m. Sunday. Handcrafts, baked goods, used books and a second-hand boutique. Soup and pie available for lunch today and Saturday. Proceeds benefit church ministries, such as back-to-school backpacks, a student in Africa, and food banks in Arlington, Darrington and Oso.
Holiday art bazaar: We Do Art hosts a holiday bazaar featuring local artists and crafts people, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday at 5612 Evergreen Way, Everett. The gallery also is a drop-box location for Toys For Tots; bring unwrapped, new toys for needy children. More info: 425-238-2585.
Mukilteo School’s Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the main gym at Mariner High School, 200 120th Ave. W. One of the biggest craft fairs in south Everett with 80 vendors and a wide range of handcrafted wares, holiday and commercial-type items. Admission donation is 50 cents. Proceeds benefit scholarships.
Holiday Art Market: The Mukilteo Arts Guild and city of Mukilteo event is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. Free parking and admission. Shop for handmade gifts and art made in western Washington. Proceeds benefit the Holiday Arts Guild’s Mukilteo School District High School Scholarship Fund. More info: 425-423-0450.
Sons of Norway bazaar: The Bothell Sons of Norway holds its annual bazaar, bake sale and luncheon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Free admission and parking. More info: 425-485-9085.
PTSA bazaar: The Mountlake Terrace High School PTSA holds its annual holiday bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the high school, 21801 44th Ave. W. Over 70 vendors offering locally handcrafted items, gifts and more. Proceeds benefit the graduation night party and more. More info: email@example.com.
Tea and gifts: The Stanwood Community and Senior Center holds its annual Fall Tea Room and Holiday Bazaar. Peruse holiday gifts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Visit the tea room to purchase tea and treats and see a fashion show by A Girl and Her Doll, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Show tickets are $5 pre-sale or $8 at the door. The center is at 7430 276th St. NW. More info: 360-629-7403.
Bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Freeborn Lutheran Church, 2304 300th St. NW, Stanwood. More than 20 vendors plus items from church ladies. Church proceeds benefit Cocoon House, Matthew House, and Friendship House. More info: 360-629-8510.
Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show: More than 50 regional artists sell affordable holiday gifts at this 40th annual show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. Admission is $3 for both days; free parking and child care. More info: www.nwartshow.org.
Josephine’s Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the activity center and chapel of Josephine Sunset Home, 9901 272nd Place NW in Stanwood. Tables from Josephine residents, staff and community members selling copper and glass art, unique jewelry, olive wood from Bethlehem, raw honey and much more. Pie and lunch also available 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More info: Becky at 360-629-2126 ext. 146.
Heaven Scent Boutique: Edmonds Open Bible Church’s annual holiday bazaar runs 6-9 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church at 657 Daley St., Edmonds. Holiday and home decor, baked goods, vintage finds, collectibles, linens and more. Proceeds support local and international missions, as well as Edmonds Elementary School.
Home bazaar: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8 and to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at 8225 Upper Ridge Road, Everett. Holiday gifts, arts, ornaments, clothing, cookbooks, scarves and home decor. Cash only. Half the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Assistance League: The Assistance League of Everett, Kitty Young Auxiliary, plans its bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane, Everett.
NAACP youth bazaar: The Snohomish County NAACP ACT-SO Youth group plans a one-day holiday bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Place W. More info: 425-876-2530.
Gift For Life: The Park Avenue Agents sample sale benefitting Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is set for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Nov. 9-Jan. 12, at 22824 100th Ave. W., Edmonds. Donated toys, books, home accessories, gifts and more at wholesale prices. Closed holidays. More info: www.giftforlife.org.
WAYS TO HELP
Farm volunteers: The Farm Outreach, 11212 92nd St. SE in Snohomish, plans its Miracle on 92nd Street Christmas program Dec. 8 for homeless children and their families and seeks volunteers to help set up and serve at the event. The event runs 1-4 p.m. and volunteers need to show up by 9 a.m. More info: Pam, 425-319-2196.
Christmas wreaths: All Aboard, an activities program for adults with special needs, is taking orders for fresh, 20-inch wreaths filled with berries and pine cones. Cost is $20. Delivery will be the week of Thanksgiving. More info: Cherie at 425-327-5533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clothing donations: The Farm Outreach seeks donations of gently used, warm coats, hats and gloves for children and teens. Donations can be delivered to 1001 Avenue D in Snohomish.
Piano player: The Sunshine Singers (members of The Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett) need a piano player to join the group. This is a fun, free activity held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the senior center, 3025 Lombard, Everett. More info: Eric Wollan at 425-257-7082.
Toy drive: The Goldwing Touring Association Chapter C’s annual toy drive to benefit Christmas House runs through Dec. 13. Donations can be dropped off at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, Everett. Toys must be new or like-new. Pick-up service available. More info: Kathy Leon, 206-362-4250 or Kathy-Leon@comcast.net.
Thanksgiving meals: The Everett Gospel Mission seeks Thanksgiving donations. Every $2.05 provides a full holiday meal to one homeless man, woman or child. More info: www.egmission.org, 425-750-2500.
Food bank pledges: Snohomish Community Food Bank seeks pledges for holiday meals and gifts. For Thanksgiving, pledges of 100, 200 or 400 quantity of an item are needed, with delivery by Nov. 22. Christmas gifts need pledges of 25 quantity, by age and gender of a child, with delivery by Dec. 12. Christmas food pledges of 100, 200 or 400 quantity of an item are needed, with delivery by Dec. 16. More info: Elizabeth, 360-568-7993.
Bazaar vendors: All Aboard seeks vendors for his holiday bazaar, to be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22-23. No fee and no commission, just a donated item to be raffled off. More info: Cherie at 425-327-5533 or email@example.com.
Warehouse needed: Marine Corps Toys for Tots of South Snohomish County seeks a warehouse for the thousands of donations it receives each year for its Christmas-time program. More info: Mary E. Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-344-0359.
The Binky Patrol: A group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for children in traumatic situations seeks volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. Meetings are on the first Sunday of the month in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.
Calling stitchers: Volunteers of all ages are needed to help Project Linus make quilts and blankets to be donated to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic events. The group meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. Materials and equipment provided. No experience required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.
Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds volunteer information sessions the third Wednesday of the month. More info: Joanie, 425-261-4815.
Food bank, Snohomish: The Snohomish Community Food Bank needs reliable volunteers to assist with various duties. More info: Megan Kuehl at 360-568-7993 or email@example.com.
Salt of the Earth: The Everett soup kitchen seeks volunteer drivers. Vehicle provided. Volunteers must be licensed and insured. Help is needed on various days. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Food bank, Everett: Hands of Hope, a Volunteers of America Food Bank, at 9021 Evergreen Way in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Send checks to P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206. Food donation and client hours are 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. More info: Leann Geiger, senior director of Basic Services, at 425-259-3191.
Food bank, Arlington: Arlington Community Food Bank seeks donations and volunteers. Volunteers are needed for varied tasks. The food bank is at 18810 59th Drive NE. Send checks to 16821 Smokey Point Blvd., PMB 224, Arlington, WA 98223. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at 360-435-1631.
Food bank, Marysville: Volunteers are needed to help sort food (10 a.m.-noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), serve clients groceries (9-11 a.m. Monday and Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday), pick up groceries and other tasks at Marysville Community Food Bank. The food bank is at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1054, http://marysvillefoodbank.org.
Work clothing, YWCA: The YWCA Working Women’s Wardrobe program is in need of personal care and feminine hygiene products and also large department store clothing bags. The items may be dropped off at 3301 Broadway, Everett. Working Wardrobe provides interview- or work-appropriate clothing free to over 1,100 women a year. More info: 425-258-2766.
Donate clothing: Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road in Everett, seeks help with its Community Meals program through donations of gently used or new cold-weather clothing, including boots, shoes, sweaters, coats, gloves and warm socks for both kids and adults. Children’s books and magazines also are needed. All donations appreciated.
Help with wardrobes: Clothes For Kids, a Lynnwood nonprofit that provides wardrobes for low-income families, seeks volunteers to help sort clothes, stock shelves, assist shoppers and more. Available shifts are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. More info: www.clothesforkids.org or Nancy Laird Burris at 425-741-6500.
Operation School Bell: The Assistance League of Everett program that provides children from low-income families with new clothing and shoes has started its 48th year. The program is funded by sales from the Assistance League Thrift Shop at 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett. Donations of quality clothing and household items are welcome at the store, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. More info: 425-252-3011, ext. 102.
Baby items needed: The YWCA of Snohomish County seeks donations of disposable diapers, baby wipes, baby lotion, formula, food and baby and toddler toys. Drop donations off at the YWCA Family Village of Lynnwood, 19703 68th Ave. W. More info: Cheryl, 425-770-5931.
Assist with equine: All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville seeks a variety of volunteers. More info: 425-263-6390, 206-933-0327, allbreedhorserescue.com.
Help wildlife, Arlington: Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, located in Arlington, seeks volunteers to help in its wildlife care clinic. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. More info: www.sarveywildlife.org or email@example.com.
Help wildlife, Lynnwood: PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants to perform a variety of tasks. More info: www.paws.org/wildlife-volunteer-care-assistant.html or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm, a no-kill, farm-like shelter in Arlington, has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Donations also are accepted, such as gift cards to pet stores, dog heating pads, pet food and more. More info: 360-652-5844, email@example.com, www.saveourdogsandcats.org.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, has a variety of volunteer opportunities and needs, particularly Meals-on-Wheels and medical drivers. More info: 360-387-0222.
Senior center, Arlington: The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, has a variety of volunteer opportunities. More info: 360-653-4551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older for a variety of volunteer opportunities at schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at email@example.com, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
Tutor: Everett Community College’s Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteers who can tutor adult learners two or more hours per week in reading, writing, basic math and English as a second language. Volunteers must be patient, have good literacy skills and be sensitive to a variety of learning styles and cultural backgrounds. Tutoring times and locations are flexible. Training is free with a six-month commitment. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-388-9524.
Volunteer Chore Services: This program of Catholic Community Services seeks volunteers to assist with household chores and more, enabling elders and adults with disabilities to remain independent in their own homes. Volunteers can help the same person each week or be listed for on-call assistance. More info: Cherisse Webb, 425-374-6323 or email@example.com.
Assist cancer patients: The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership seeks volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers to provide support. Drivers also are needed to get cancer patients to treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles and get mileage reimbursement. More info: Jerri Wood, 425-322-1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate cellphones: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County recycles cellphones, iPads and iPhones. Donate at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. For other sites or more information, go to www.dvs-snoco.org or call 425-259-2827 ext. 13.
Help out at Habitat store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County seeks volunteers to help staff the store in four-hour shifts between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The store is at 2302 Broadway, Everett. The store also accepts donations of building materials, household items and furniture by appointment. More info: 425-903-4430 or www.habitatsnohomish.org.
Hospital gift shop, Monroe: The gift shop at Valley General Hospital in Monroe needs reliable volunteers to work three-hour shifts. The gift shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. More info: Janie, email@example.com.
Hospital gift shop, Everett: The nonprofit Providence General Children’s Association needs volunteers at the Providence Regional Medical Center Pacific campus gift shop, located at the Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett, for four-hour shifts, day or evening, one or more times per month. Gift shop proceeds benefit Northwest children in need. Must complete hospital volunteer forms, TB test, background check and training. More info: PGCA president Julie Dickson, 425-339-1398.
Veterans center: Healing Hearts In Hope Veteran Retreat Center seeks volunteers to help clean trails and organize fundraisers, among other things. The nonprofit helps veterans by providing a retreat. It is located at 28902 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls. More info: Teresa, 360-691-6284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicare assistance: Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors will be at the Camano Center Nov. 14 by appointment to offer one-on-one assistance with Medicare open enrollment, which runs through Dec. 7. Call 425-513-1900. The Camano Center is a 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.
Social time: The Ken Baxter Community Center offers a free weekly coffee, pastry and social time, 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays (except holidays). The community center is at 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Open to seniors who want to sit, relax and enjoy each other’s company near a river rock fireplace. Sponsored by the Cottages at Marysville. More info: 360-363-8450.
Stretch and Tone: This class includes stretching and strengthening exercises for an effective workout from the safety of a seated position, 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $1 per class. More info: 425-257-8780.
Double-deck pinochle: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.
Table tennis: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Five tables with paddles and balls provided. Cost is $1 per session. For ages 50 and older. More info: 425-257-8780.
Scrabble group: Plays at 12:15 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-257-8780.
Bingo: 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $2 for three-on. Everybody older than 50 can participate. More info: 425-257-8780.
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. Lunch costs $7. The group also takes monthly bus tours. More info: Edward, 425-493-2588
Swedish/Edmonds: A variety of free support groups and fee-based health classes are offered at the hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: www.swedish.org/classes.
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 (first Tuesday) on the second floor of Swedish/Edmonds Medical Center, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Group supports brain-incident survivors and their caregivers. More info: Lou Nash, 425-776-7264 or email@example.com.
Employment Network: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays at the North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE., Mill Creek. Free help with job searches, resume writing and interviewing. More info: 425-743-2386.
Family support group: Meets next from 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 11 (second Monday) at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. A group for family members of adults living with mental illness to share ideas about coping and becoming better caregivers for their loved ones. More info: Wendy, 206-790-0162.
MS self-help group, Marysville: Meets next from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 (second Saturday) at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE. More info: Nancy Toth, 360-435-6111.
Ostomy Support Group: The United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter, meets next at 1-3 p.m. Nov. 11 (second Monday) at the United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. The group’s purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of people with ostomies. More info: Cathryn, 425-337-7221.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. Peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Confidential and free. More info: 888-468-2620 or www.cpsn.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Several local chapters of this nonprofit weight-loss club meet at different days and times across Snohomish County. Meetings include a private weigh-in, peer support, information and awards for progress. First meeting is free. More info: www.tops.org, or area captain Darlene Wascher at 360-658-1311.