Community Extra: Calendar


Rock on: Snohomish High School Jam Club presents “60 Years of Rock … and more,” 7 p.m. today in the Performing Arts Center at Snohomish High School, 1316 Fifth St. Members of the club will be performing songs from every decade since the birth of rock-n-roll in 1954. Tickets are $5 at the door. The bulk of the proceeds will benefit Oso mudslide victims.

STEM magic: Edmonds Community College invites students, parents and teachers to be amazed at the STEM Magical Mashup, 7-8:30 p.m. today in the Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Robot battles, fireballs, and more. The first 150 children under age 12 will receive a magical goodie bag. Free and open to the public. Get tickets for reserved seats at

Rummage sale: Clothes for Kids holds a rummage sale to benefit its school wardrobe program, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at 16725 52nd Ave. W., Suite B in Lynnwood. Adult clothing, household items and more. No school clothing. More info: 425-741-6500.

Waterfront Festival: The Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival, a fundraiser for charitable projects of the Edmonds Rotary Club, is set for 3-10 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at the Port of Edmonds Marina, 336 Admiral Way. Admission is $3, with children age 12 and under free. Entertainment, demonstrations, food, rides, arts and crafts, marine industry vendors and more. More info:

Scrap metal drive: The Seagull Band Boosters hold a scrap metal drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Everett High School, 2416 Colby Ave. Nearly all metals accepted. Items must be empty of oil, gas, water and propane. No tires, glass, plastic, wood, TVs or monitors.

CASA Flea Market: CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, holds its annual Flea Market fundraiser, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Center, 141 E. Camano Drive on Camano Island. Treasures for sale, hot dogs available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and animal shelter tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info:, 360-387-1902.

Genealogy 101 for Teens: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Space is limited; preregistration required at the listing on the “Events” calendar at More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3231.

Cemetery tour: Local historian Warner Blake offers a guided tour of the GAR Cemetery, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 8601 Riverview Road, Snohomish. Suggested donation is $10 and benefits the Snohomish Historical Society. The tour will discuss the famous founders of Snohomish along with some surprises.

Fishing derby: The Sultan Sportsmen’s Club holds its annual fishing derby for kids ages 2-14, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Ed Boucher’s ponds located on East Wisteria Lane in Sultan. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be given. More info: 360-793-7764.

Darrington Day: The annual Darrington Day festival is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. There will be music and a craft market in Old School Park, historical walks, business specials including pulled pork sandwiches, an art show at Mansford Grange and more. Signs will be posted showing events. More info:

Bazaar and Downton fashion: Stanwood Senior and Community Center is presenting a spring bazaar along with a Tea Luncheon and Downton Abbey fashion show, noon-2 p.m. Saturday for $10. Reservations required for the tea and fashion show. The center is at 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood. More info: 360-629-7403.

Community Day: Naval Station Everett will host a Community Day on Saturday, inviting the community to tour three U.S. Navy ships from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Entry to the event and ship tours will be free and open to the public. For security details and more information, call 425-304-5665 or go to

Watershed Fun Fair: Explore Edmonds Marsh, a native plant demonstration garden, a low-tide beach walk, geocaching, kids activities and more at the annual Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Multiple locations with shuttle bus transportation every 20 minutes. Park downtown or at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery, 95 Pine St. Free. More info:

Human trafficking talk: Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles will discuss “Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads,” 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave., Lynnwood. The Humanities Washington program is sponsored by the League of women Voters of Snohomish County. Free and open to the public. More info: For more information contact: Michelle Valentine at 425-350-5969 or

Japanese flower show: A free exhibition of Japanese flower arrangements sponsored by the Mill Creek Ikenobo group and Mill Creek Parks and Recreation will be held 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday at the Mill Creek Annex Building, 15720 Main St. Created by local masters and advanced students, the show presents more than 30 traditional fresh flower arrangements. Also, learn Japanese flower arranging at 2 p.m. in a free one-hour lesson and demonstration. More info: Mary Love at 425-337–4767 or Yoshi at 425-337-3353.

Heart failure class: The community is invited to a free heart failure class, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Regional Medical Center’s Colby Campus, Medical Office Building, Baker Room at 1330 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett. This hands-on class will focus on exercise, stress management and smoking cessation. Participants also will receive a free blood-pressure screening and a healthy eating consultation with a registered dietician. RSVP to 425-261-4359.

Puget Sound talk: Tamara Neuffer of the Stillaguamish Tribe will lead a hands-on workshop that explores the “Cultural and Ecological Importance of Trees,” 7-8:30 p.m. June 4 at Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way. This is the last in a free public seminar series, “Explore Puget Sound, In Depth.” Attendees will make and take home their own body oil. Free. No registration required. More info: 425-357-6020.

Open mic poetry: Hibulb Cultural Center hosts a free poetry open mic session, 6-7:30 p.m. June 5. Admission to the museum on June 5 and the first Thursday of every month is free; museum hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. This month’s open mic spotlights poet and Everett School District English teacher Steve Garmanian.

Community breakfast: 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 7 at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Cost is $5, $3 for children 10 and under. Sausage, ham, eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and tea.

Spaghetti dinner: The Marysville Sons of Italy holds a spaghetti dinner and raffle, 2-6:30 p.m. June 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4200 88th St. NE, Marysville. Tickets, at the door, are $12, $5 for children ages 4-10, and free for children under age 4. Raffle tickets are $1 or 15 for $10. Proceeds benefit the Marysville Food Bank and other local charities.

Camano Center Day: Learn more about the Camano Center at an open house, 4-7 p.m. June 7 at 606 Arrowhead Road. The former senior center now offers a multitude of activities and events for all ages. There also will be an unveiling of a bronze sculpture honoring donor Patricia Hartley and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Legacy Garden. More info: 360-387-0222.


Oso rescuers: Local, Loyal and Oso Caring, a fundraiser to benefit the Oso Fireman’s Association’s Oso Mudslide 2014 Fund, is set for 1-7 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes River Ranch, 22016 Entsminger Road, Arlington. Live music, silent auction and more. More info:

Homeless benefit: The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington hosts “A Quilt and a Home” afternoon tea and silent auction, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. Learn about the challenge of homelessness and bid on quilts made by local artisans to benefit The Family Shelter and Interfaith Housing Partnership. Admission is free. No reservations required. All are welcome. More info: Mary Ellen Wood at 425-252-6672 or

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. Meets next June 1 (first Sunday) in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.

Bike work parties: Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will be having the Kids Bike Swap on June 8 and seeks volunteers to help at work parties (no experience required) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday and 6-9 p.m. June 4. Snacks provided. Donations of kids’ bikes also are needed, especially ones with 20-inch wheels. More info: 425-971-0199.

Habitat benefit: An Oso Much Music benefit for Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to help mudslide victims is set for 12-8 p.m. June 7 at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington. Music, food and art.

Mechanical skills: MSHH Donor Closet in Edmonds seeks help in its work refurbishing medical and mobility equipment for people with multiple sclerosis or other medical needs. Volunteers with mechanical and electrical skills are particularly needed, along with volunteers who can pick up and deliver equipment, clean equipment, or assist people with selecting the right equipment. The Donor Closet is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at 409 Howell Way, Edmonds. More info: Richard Marin at 425-778-3762.

Clothes donations: Lowell Community Food Bank seeks donations of clothing for a fundraiser. Following the clothing drive, Clothes for the Cause will pick up the donations and provide the food bank with the total of its fundraising effort, measured in dollars per pound. Drop off donations 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 14 or Tuesdays by appointment. The food bank is in the basement of River of Life Community Church at 5218 S. Second Ave., Everett. More info:

Beach docents: Edmonds Parks and Recreation seeks volunteer Beach Docents this summer at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station. The station is open 12-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and weekdays if staffing is available. Meet and share ideas with visitors, help preserve Edmonds’ waterfront beauty, and learn about tidepool plants and animals. Application deadline is June 16 and training begins June 19. If interested, contact Sally Lider at 425-771-0227 or

Arts Festival volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help with the Edmonds Arts Festival, which is set for June 13-15. Help is needed with a variety of tasks before, during and after the festival, as well as planning throughout the year. More info:

Host families: Host families are needed for high school foreign exchange students attending school locally in 2014-15 through the nonprofit International Student Exchange and Cultural Academic Student Exchange programs. More info: Robin Scott at 425-231-3220 or

Drivers needed: Concern for Neighbors Food Bank seeks volunteers with good driving records to help with collecting food donations. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, be at least 25 years old and able to lift about 40 pounds. More info: 425-778-7227,

Fabric donations: The Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County seek donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn and needlework items for its fourth annual Fabric Sale on June 21 to benefit Camp Stitch-a-Lot and other community sewing programs. Donations will be accepted 2-8 p.m. June 20 in the McCollum Park Education building behind the WSU Extension office at 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To donate ahead of time, contact Rita at 425-483-3594 (south Snohomish County), Julie at (central Snohomish County), or Midge at 425-319-3351 (north Snohomish County).

Food bank, Snohomish: The Snohomish Community Food Bank needs reliable volunteers to assist with various duties. More info: Elizabeth Grant at 360-568-7993 or

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.

Hands of Hope: 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, Lowell: The Lowell Community Food Bank, based at River of Life Community Church in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Help is needed to sort produce 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, as well as break down boxes, feed worm bins, occasionally cook and prepare food, and clean. More info: 206-240-0676.

Food bank, Arlington: Arlington Community Food Bank seeks donations and volunteers. The food bank is at 18810 59th Drive NE. Send checks to 16821 Smokey Point Blvd., PMB 224, Arlington, WA 98223. More info:, 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,

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 more than 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: or Nancy Laird Burris at 425-741-6500.

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

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 or call 425-259-2827 ext. 13.

RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older to volunteer at schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.


Farmer’s market vouchers: Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program applications are now available at and at local senior centers. Eligible low-income seniors receive $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized farmers markets or farm stands. Applications must be postmarked by June 13 and will be distributed by random selection. More info: Senior Services Nutrition Program at 425-347-1229.

Enhance Fitness: Group Health Medicare members are invited to take a low-impact aerobics class for free. The class, for ages 50 and older, runs 8:45-9:45 a.m. weekdays in five-week sessions at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. The current session started May 22. Non-Group Health Medicare members can take the class for $30 (three days a week for five weeks). More info: 425-257-8780.

Driving safety class, Arlington: A “55 Alive” defensive driving class is offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Cost is $12 AARP members, $14 non-members. To sign up, call 360-653-4551.

Lunch: A light lunch for seniors is served at 11:20 a.m. every Wednesday at the Lake Stevens Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Road. Cost is $2.50 for members, $3.50 for non-members. More info: 425-335-0345.

Coffee time: Marysville Parks and Recreation features Café Baxter, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays (except holidays) at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Free coffee, pastries and conversation. Open to seniors and their adult friends. More info: 360-363-8450.

Peer support group: 10:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. More info: 360-653-4551.

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, Snohomish: A group plays at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome.

Scrabble group: Plays at 12:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. More info: 425-334-2878.

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: Jim or Polly at 425-335-4324.

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.


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:

Caregiver support: A family caregiver support group meets next from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 11 (second Wednesday) at Gencare Scriber Gardens, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Refreshments provided. More info: 425-673-7111.

Cocaine Anonymous: A nonprofit recovery program for those seeking sobriety or support in staying sober from cocaine and other mind-altering substances. For program information and local meeting times and locations in Snohomish County, visit More info: 425-244-1150.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance: Meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second, third and fourth Monday of each month in the Monte Cristo rooms at Providence Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. Supporting those with depression or bipolar disorder as well as their family and friends. More info: or call 425-405-0786.

Drug abuse family support: A support group for those affected by someone else’s drug addiction meets 9 a.m. Saturdays in the Monte Cristo Room at Providence Regional Medical Center’s Pacific Campus, 900 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info:

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. June 9 (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.

Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 3 (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

NAMI Connection: A National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection recovery support group meets 7-8:30 p.m. June 12 (second Thursday) in the conference room at Lake Stevens Fire Station 82, 9811 Chapel Hill Road. NAMI Connection offers free, confidential and safe support for those living with mental health challenges. More info: Kathy, 206-218-6449.

Ostomy Support Group: The United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter, meets next at 1-3 p.m. June 9 (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

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:, or area captain Darlene Wascher at 360-658-1311.

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