Benefit yard sale: Delta Community Baptist Church, 2901 16th St. in Everett, holds a benefit yard sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Delta Community Center Project. More info: www.deltaeverett.org.
Arlington Street Fair: Hundreds of handmade, specialty items and local businesses are just a part of this annual event set for today through Sunday. The Arlington Idol contest is tonight. Live music Saturday. A shuttle for the Arlington Airshow is free of charge. More info: arlingtonwa.org or 425-508-0435.
Poochapalooza: Marysville Dog Owners Group (M-DOG) invites dog lovers and their canines to the seventh annual outdoor festival to be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Strawberry Fields Park, 6100 152nd St. NE in Marysville. Fashion show, flying disc tournament, flyball exhibitions, contests and more. Suggested donation is $5 and includes a “wag bag” for the first 400 visitors. All proceeds benefit the off-leash park. More info: Leslie Buell at 360-651-0633 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or poochapalooza.org.
Relay for Life sale: Grandview Village, 5800 64th St. NE in Marysville, hosts a parking lot sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, to benefit Relay for Life. Household items, furniture, clothes, toys and more. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Treasure Hunters: Families are invited to uncover the legends of pirates and other treasure seekers, and create a gem of a craft, 2 p.m. July 17 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Wear pirate gear if you like. More info: 425-493-8202.
Wildlife Wednesday: Northwest Stream Center holds a free showing of “Wall-E,” 7 p.m. July 17 at its facility at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Before the show, learn about an old garbage dump near the Stream Center and learn stream clean-up tips. Seats must be reserved. Call 425-316-8592.
Kla Ha Ya Days: The annual Snohomish festival runs July 17-21 and includes a parade, kids fair, airplane rides, music, games, beer gardens, food, wine tastings, a car show, barbecue cook-off and much more. More info: www.klahayadays.com.
Science programs: The Snohomish Library holds a pair of science events at 7 p.m. July 18. Tween Science, for grades 4 and up, will include cell and simple organism experiments. Family-Friendly Math and Science is for infants to third-graders with fun, activity-based programs. More info: 360-568-2898.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. July 20 at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice prepared and served by volunteers. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children under age 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More information: 360-794-6359.
Metal and electronics recycling: Cascade High School’s Class of 2014 hosts a community metal and electronics recycling event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 in the parking lot on the campus at 801 E. Casino Road, Everett. Cash donations also accepted. Proceeds go toward Grad Night 2014. More info: Peg at 425-210-9165.
Going Batty: Bat expert Barbara Ogaard dispels myths and shares how bats are beneficial to humans and the environment, 1-2:30 p.m. July 20 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Features live bats. More info: 425-493-8202.
Music and ice cream: The Camano Center and Merrill Gardens at Stanwood present Brass Band Northwest and an ice cream social, 2-4 p.m. July 20 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. All proceeds go to the band and the Camano Center. More info: 360-387-0222.
Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour: Take a self-guided tour of seven of Mukilteo’s most beautiful private gardens, each decorated with traditional and contemporary art quilts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20 and 12-4 p.m. July 21. Tickets are $18 the day of, or $15 in advance at local retailers or online. More info: www.mukilteogardenandquilttour.org.
Ways To Help
Volunteer at senior center: The Stillaguamish Senior Center has an urgent need for volunteer receptionists and substitute receptionists for morning and afternoon shifts; bingo volunteers for Tuesday during the day and Friday night; raffle volunteer for Friday morning; sandwich maker for Tuesday morning; drivers for trips; and cooks for chicken dinners starting in September. The Stillaguamish Senior Center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington. More info: 360-653-4551 or email@example.com.
Aquafest help: The Lake Stevens festival runs July 26-28 and has a wide range of volunteer needs, including delivering pizzas, registering children for the parade, set-up and tear-down. See a full list and get more information at www.aquafest.org.
Tuberculosis stories: The TB Voices Project for Snohomish County seeks people to share their experiences about tuberculosis, whether it affected themselves or someone else in their lives. For more information, go to www.tbphotovoice.org or contact project director Teresa Rugg at 360-862-9034.
Help residents with dementia: Clare Bridge at Silver Lake in Everett provides Alzheimer’s and dementia care for seniors and seeks volunteers to interact with residents in a variety of ways, including leading a watercolor class, going for a walk, playing board games, performing music, playing Wii games, leading a Bible study and more. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, pass a background check and apply in person at 2015 Lake Heights Drive. More info: brookdaleliving.com.
Motorcycle run: Quest to the Castle is a fundraising motorcycle run set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday with check-in points at local businesses in Island, Snohomish and Skagit counties. A night of music, food and fun caps the event at The Castle in Sedro Woolley for riders and the general public age 21 and older. The run is a benefit for Stanwood-based New Day World, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to children and youth to participate in programs that encourage self-expression and build confidence. Cost is $10 per rider. More info: www.newdaychildrensfoundation.org.
Help wildlife: PAWS Wildlife Center seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants to perform a variety of tasks. In the spring and summer, duties also include hand-feeding young mammals. More info: www.paws.org/wildlife-volunteer-care-assistant.html or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands of Hope Food Bank: The food bank is now a Volunteers of America Food Bank at a new location, 9021 Evergreen Way, Everett. Volunteers and donations welcome. 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.
Textile recycling: Donate reusable clothing, linens, towels, shoes and other household textiles to a collection bin at the Habitat Store, 2302 Broadway, Everett. Donations benefit the Northwest Center. More info: www.nwcenter.org.
Farmers market volunteers: The Port Susan Farmers Market will be held 3-7 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 18. Volunteers are needed for set-up, tear-down and more. More info: www.portsusan.org, or Leslie Collings at 360-202-3932.
Berry sale: The Snohomish Rotary Club is taking orders for raspberries and blueberries for a fundraiser to benefit its service projects, including scholarships and other youth activities. The berries will come from Mike and Jean’s Berry Farm in Mount Vernon. A 14-pound bucket of raspberries is $40; pick-up July 18. Half and full-size flats also available. Blueberries are in a 10-pound box; pick-up July 25. Pick-up locations are Everett, Mill Creek, Monroe and Snohomish. More info or to order: www.snohomishrotary.org, or Jim Church at 360-568-1693.
Ironman help: Lake Stevens hosts Ironman 70.3 on July 21 and is in need of volunteers. Click on the “Volunteer” tab at www.ironmanlakestevens.com for a registration form. More info: Karen Morea at email@example.com.
Food drive: During the month of July, Everett Grocery Outlet will collect food and cash to support the Salt of the Earth Food Bank. More info: www.groceryoutlet.com/everett-wa.
Dog vendors: Scrub-A-Mutt plans its sixth annual dog wash to benefit local rescue centers Aug. 17 at Strawberry Fields Park, next to the Marysville Off Leash Dog Park. Vendors and organizations that sell to or support dogs are sought. Booth spaces (10-by-10) are $50 for businesses and $25 for nonprofit and rescue groups. More info: www.scrub-a-mutt.org.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a few volunteers. The center needs a person or team to build some A-board road signs to use for special events; a front desk volunteer for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; volunteers to transport seniors to medical appointments; a volunteer to check in clients for most Wednesday foot clinics; substitute drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors; and volunteers for various duties at upcoming special events. The Second Chance Thrift Shop also needs volunteers, including help with displaying items, tidying displayed items and for Friday and Saturday shifts. More info: 360-387-0222.
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.
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.
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, visit www.dvs-snoco.org or call 425-259-2827, ext. 13.
Providence gift shop: 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.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people age 55 and older for a variety of volunteer opportunities at schools, food banks and homeless shelters, in the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com, 425-388-9524.
Arlington Food Bank: Arlington-area businesses and community groups are needed to hold food drives. Volunteers also are needed. More info: Dori, 360-435-1631.
Marysville Community Food Bank: 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. The food bank is at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. More info: 360-658-1054, marysvillefoodbank.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.saveourdogsandcats.org.
Veterans center needs help: 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 email@example.com.
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. July 25 (fourth Thursday) at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive in Everett. Support and information for people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends also invited. More info: Maurine at 425-338-1395 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
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.
Lymphedema support group: Meets next from 6-8 p.m. July 18 (third Thursday) in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: email@example.com.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. July 19 (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Meets next at 7 p.m. July 15 (third Monday) at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. This is the Everett chapter of the national support group. More info: www.pflag.org.
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.
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: Meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. July 17 (third Wednesday) at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
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.
Widowed support group: Meets weekly in Marysville, both men and women. More info: 360-659-7861.
Teed Off Seniors Golf: The Lynnwood Senior Center sponsors a fun, social golfing group for those age 62 and older. Teed Off meets alternate Thursdays throughout the spring, summer and early fall at the Nile Shrine Golf Course in Mountlake Terrace. More info: 425-670-5050.
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: 425-334-2878.
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.
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, www.ci.everett.wa.us/seniors.