WWII displays: Archbishop Murphy High School presents more than 10 historical museum-style exhibits featuring World War II and Korean War artifacts, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday at its campus at 12911 39th Ave. SE, Everett. The event dovetails with a Grandparents Day Mass and seeks to honor the “Greatest Generation.” The public is welcome. More info: 425-379-6363.
WWII talk: Louise Middleton will discuss her experiences in post-war Europe, 4-5 p.m. Friday at the Quail Park of Lynnwood senior community, 4015 164th St. SW. Middleton lived in Europe for about two and a half years following World War II while her father was stationed as an Army colonel in Germany. A collection of porcelain figures the family received in barter for food from Germans will be shown. Guests must sign in at the front desk. More info: 425-640-8529.
Pancake breakfast: The Edmonds Sons of Norway Lodge holds a pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton St. Norwegian pancakes with strawberries and syrup, ham, juice, coffee, tea and milk for $7, and free for kids under age 5. Also live music, craft and bake sale, and free folk dancing lessons for kids 10 a.m.-noon. Proceeds benefit the Edmonds Food Bank, Ski For Light outings for mobility and sight-impaired skiers, scholarships and the Sons of Norway Foundation.
Spring Gas Up: Clearview Nursery and Stone hosts the annual Spring Gas Up from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The nursery is at 16918 Highway 9, Snohomish. Free admission. See antique and restored tractors, a steam engine, classic and antique cars, and chain saw carving, among more. Food will be available. Local groups taking part include the Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Club, among others. More info: 360-668-4390.
Women’s Expo: The Camano Center holds a Women’s Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, with more than 70 vendors, a fashion show, martini bar, raffles, demonstrations and forums on a variety of topics, such as how to start a business. Lunch will be available. The Camano Center is at 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. More info: 360-387-0222.
Quilt event: The Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters host a Make ‘N Take event, 12-3 p.m. Saturday in the community meeting room at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Learn to make a fabric-pieced pot holder and take it home with you. All materials provided. Minimum age 10 to sew. More info: www.mlquilters.org.
Sailing seminar: The Everett Sail and Power Squadron offers a free seminar, “Sail Trim,” on how to use and adjust sails for optimum performance under a wide range of conditions, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip.
Watercolor workshop: Create a spring nature journal with Molly Hashimoto, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. No art experience necessary. All supplies provided. Registration required at www.sno-isle.org. More info: 360-658-5000.
Dance benefit: Local dance students perform a “Celebrate Life: Africa” benefit to help fund local scholarships and Africa Outreach, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Admission is a suggested $15 donation. More info: 425-338-9056.
Rock show: The Everett Rock and Gem Club sponsors its annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4 at the Everett Community College Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St., Everett. Free admission and parking. Hourly door prizes, exhibits, demonstrations, kids’ activities, silent auction and dealers. More info: 425-232-0809.
Art show: Archbishop Murphy High School hosts an art show of more than 600 pieces by students from 16 schools throughout the region, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade submitted work in several categories. Archbishop Murphy students have 200 of their works in the exhibit. Free admission. The campus is at 12911 39th Ave. SE, Everett. More info: 425-379-6363.
Nature walk: Take a spring nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon May 6 at Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. For first-graders to adults. Cost is $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. Proceeds benefit Streamkeeper Academy. Registration required at 425-316-8592.
Climate talk: “Climate Change in our Back Yard” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. May 7 in the auditorium at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Alyssa Atwood and Elizabeth Maroon of the University of Washington Program on Climate Change report what the latest research says we might expect locally as the climate warms. More info: 425-257-7640.
Water talk: Explore “Water and Our Connections to Puget Sound” with John F. Williams, director and underwater videographer, 7-8:30 p.m. May 7 at the WSU Snohomish County Extension Office, in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Part of the free public seminar series “Explore Puget Sound, In Depth.” No registration required. More info: Chrys Bertolotto at Chrys@wsu.edu or 425-357-6020.
Open house: The public is invited to attend an open house, 4-8 p.m. May 8 at the WSU Snohomish County Extension offices located at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The open house will include program spotlights such as garden tours, forest walks, 4-H Robotics, and interactive activities from a variety of additional programs.
Bricks 4 Kidz: School-age children are invited to delve into the history and mechanics of favorite amusement park rides as they construct a carousel swing, Ferris wheel, loop-de-loop ride, swing boat ride, and merry-go-round out of Lego bricks, 2 p.m. May 9 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Younger kids can build a fish with Duplo bricks. Then enjoy free play and race Lego cars down a ramp. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3232.
Beavers: See the 31-minute Imax movie “All About Beavers” free at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Reservations required. Call 425-316-8592.
Touch-A-Truck: Mukilteo’s annual Touch-A-Truck event is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 10, rain or shine, at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. Vehicles from utility and emergency departments from Mukilteo and surrounding areas will be on display for the public to see and experience. Free admission, with non-perishable food donations requested for the food bank. More info: 425-263-8180.
Benefit sale: CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, sponsors a plant and bake sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10 at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Hot dogs, water and free coffee as you shop for desserts and indoor and outdoor plants. All proceeds benefit CASA. More info: 360-387-1902.
Going Batty: Learn the truth about bats and dispel the myths with Barbara Ogaard from Sarvey Wildlife Center and Bats Northwest, 11 a.m. May 10 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Ogaard will give an introduction to bats of the world using props, slides and live bats. For all ages. More info: 360-794-7851.
Powwow: Everett Community College hosts the annual Hibulb Powwow May 10 at EvCC’s Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. in Everett. The “Keeping the Traditions Alive” powwow features traditional Native American dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts. Grand entries are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. More info: Paula Three Stars, 425-388-9281.
Stepping stone: Make a stepping stone with concrete and mosaic pieces, 2 p.m. May 10 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Bring a mold (such as an 8-inch cake pan, plastic pot saucer or disposable pie plate) and any of your own “toppings.” More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3232.
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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 May 4 (first Sunday) in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.
Dine Out: Kamiak High School students are organizing a Dine Out fundraiser where a portion of local restaurants’ profits between 4 and 9 p.m. May 6 will go to help build a well in an African community. Participating restaurants are expected to include John’s Grill, Cactus Jack’s, Chocolate Mill, Golden House, Burger Place, Bite of New York, Sabor a Mexico, Garlic Jim’s, and Mukilteo Lodge.
Mattress sale: The Cascade High School football team boosters plan a mattress set fundraiser sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10 at the campus at 801 E. Casino Road, Everett. Save 30 percent to 60 percent off retail of new pillow-top, orthopedic, latex, memory foam and other mattresses with warranties. Free layaway available. Delivery available. More info: Nancy.email@example.com.
Teen service hours: Students in grades 6-8 can earn community service credits by helping with crafts, cleaning, sorting and more at the Mukilteo Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 10. The library is at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. No need to sign up. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3231.
Food drive: The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive will be May 10 and volunteers are needed to help sort food at area post offices, including two in Everett, one in Edmonds and one in Lynnwood. Volunteers can learn more and sign up at http://t.uwsc.org/fooddrivevolunteer.
Bike work parties: Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will be having the Kids Bike Swap on June 8 and seeks volunteers to help at a series of work parties (no experience required): 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 10, 6-9 p.m. May 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1, and 6-9 p.m. June 4. Snacks provided. Donations of kids’ bikes also are needed, especially ones with 20- and 24-inch wheels. More info: 425-971-0199.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (central Snohomish County), or Midge at 425-319-3351 (north Snohomish County).
Craft vendors wanted: The nonprofit Lake Goodwin Community Club seeks craft vendors for its annual craft and garage sale, scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14, the same day as the annual Seven Lakes area garage sales. Cost is $30 for a six-foot table space. More info: Roger, 360-652-8025.
Dog vendors wanted: Scrub-A-Mutt will holds its annual dog wash fundraiser Aug. 16 and seeks dog-related vendors and organizations for an accompanying fair. Cost for a 10-by-10 booth space is $50 for businesses and free for nonprofit and rescue groups. More info: www.scrub-a-mutt.org.
Book sale donations: The Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks donations to its ongoing book sale, including gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software. Proceeds from the ongoing sale benefit the Edmonds Library and the scholarship fund. A drop box for donations is in the foyer of the library, at 650 Main St.
Lake monitors needed: Snohomish County Surface Water Management seeks volunteers to collect water quality samples and record data this summer for one of the following lakes: Bryant, Cassidy, Chain, Meadow, Riley and Wagner. Training and equipment will be provided except for a boat and anchor. Volunteers would commit to a few hours each month from May through October. More info: Jennifer Oden at 425-388-3464, or www.lakes.surfacewater.info.
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 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.
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: 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 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: www.clothesforkids.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
Eating for Your Brain: Learn how the food you eat can affect brain function and memory, 12 p.m. May 6 at Emeritus Senior Living at Stanwood, 7212 265th St. NW. Led by Lilly, nutrition manager of Meals on Wheels of Senior Services of Snohomish County. Free, lunch included. RSVP to 360-629-3445.
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 runs through May 21. 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: www.swedish.org/classes.
Caregiver support: A family caregiver support group meets next from 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 14 (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 www.caofwa.org. 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: www.dbsasnoco.org 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: www.nar-anon.org.
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. May 12 (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. May 6 (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.
Lymphedema support group: Meets next from 6-8 p.m. May 15 (third Thursday) in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. May 16 (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
MS self-help group, Marysville: Meets next from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 10 (second Saturday) at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE. More info: Nancy Toth, 360-435-6111.
NAMI Connection: A National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection recovery support group meets 7-8:30 p.m. May 8 (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. May 12 (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.