Community Extra: Calendar for Feb. 26 to March 5, 2016

EVENTS

Teen chocolate fest: A chocolate festival for teens in grades 6-12 is set for 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Games, crafts, prizes and lots of chocolate. More info: 425-493-8202.

Flea market: The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center holds a Ballinger Treasures Indoor Winter Flea Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27. The center is at 23000 Lakeview Drive. Pancake breakfast and chili feed lunch available for $5 each. More info: 425-672-2407, mltexec@gmail.com.

Kids and chores: “Dishes to Doggie Duty: Getting Your Kiddos to Help with Chores” is set for 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Learn why it’s important for kids to do chores, how and when to get them started, and what is age-appropriate. With Lauren Leiker. More info: 425-393-8202.

Chowder cook-off: The Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way. Admission is $10. Taste and vote. Live music, Kid Zone games and crafts, Ivar’s Dancing Clam, beer garden and more. Cook-off proceeds benefit the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. More info: www.edmondscookoff.com.

Guide dogs: Clark Roberts, who was blinded at age 24, talks about guide dogs and is accompanied by his sixth such dog, Aurelia, 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-257-7640.

Model train show: The United Northwest Model Railroad Club’s annual Washington State Train Show and Marketplace is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Admission is $8, $6 for ages 10-18 and 65 and older, and free to kids ages 9 and under with paid adult. Admission proceeds benefit the Snohomish County 4-H Foundation. Free parking. More info: www.unwclub.org/unwshow.

Chicken dinner: A family chicken dinner is offered 12-2 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, coleslaw, roll, drink and dessert for $9, $8 seniors, $5 children under age 12. Proceeds benefit senior center programs and services. Entertainment, too.

Pancakes, Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. March 4 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.

Pancakes, Snohomish: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 5 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and more. Cost is $5, $3 for kids.

Pancakes, Bothell: 8-11 a.m. March 5 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Cost is $5. More info: 425-487-2441.

Park walk: Join Friends of Camano Island Parks members March 5 on a guided community walk from Cama Beach State Park to Camano Island State Park. Meet at 9:50 a.m. at Dry Lake Road and Ivy Way. Walk is 3.3 miles one way; shuttle available for return. No dogs. Trail booklets available for $1 donation. More info: www.friendsofcamanoislandparks.org.

Genealogy 101: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. March 5 (first Saturday) at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park. More info: 425-775-6267.

Coin show: The Stanwood Coin Club Show and Sale is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5 at the Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW. Free to attend. Reference materials provided, raffle, free appraisals, exhibits, drawings and refreshments. More info: Mike, 425-876-8798 or garden2day@frontier.com.

Horse show: The Snohomish County Western Games Horse Show runs 9 a.m.-8 p.m. March 5 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6 at the Equestrian Park at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Free to watch. More info: www.scwga.com.

WAYS TO HELP

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3 in the parking lot at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. More info: 360-387-0222.

Garden cleanup: Volunteer to help EarthCorps and the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Project improve the Native Plant Demonstration Garden, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5 at the Willow Creek Hatchery, 95 Pine St., Edmonds. More info: www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php, 206-322-9296.

Teen service hours: Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn community service credit by helping out at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Volunteers will prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books, and more. No need to sign up. Meet 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 5 (first Saturday, September to May) in the teen area.

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 on March 6 (first Sunday) in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.

Project Linus: The next Project Linus event will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 8 (second Tuesday) at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Volunteers make quilts and blankets to donate to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. Materials and equipment provided. Bring a sewing machine if you have one. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.

Bags of Blessings: More volunteers are needed for an effort to provide sleeping mats to the homeless. The mats are made from plastic grocery bags. The Bags of Blessings group meets to process the bags into plastic yarn 10 a.m.-12 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays through May at Hope Foursquare Church, 5002 Bickford Ave., Snohomish. Volunteers also are needed to crochet the mats from home. If interested, bring scissors and a Q crochet hook to a meeting for instructions. More info: 425-397-6465.

Volunteer at Habitat store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County seeks volunteers to help staff its stores in Everett (2302 Broadway) and Lynnwood (16929 Highway 99, Suite 100). Shifts are for four hours between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. More info: 425-405-7770, cwatkins@habitatsnohomish.org.

Hospital gift shop, Monroe: The gift shop at EvergreenHealth Monroe needs reliable volunteers to work three-hour shifts. The gift shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. More info: Janie, vghgiftshop@gmail.com.

Hospital gift shop, Everett: The nonprofit Providence General Children’s Association needs volunteers at the Providence Regional Medical Center Pacific and Colby campus gift shops 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: Maureen Welly, 425-348-9433.

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, Lynnwood: PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants. More info: www.paws.org or volunteers@paws.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.

Eyeglasses, hearing aids: Lions Clubs are collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donations may be made at Everett Public Libraries, PUD main office and most opticians and eye doctors. More info: Everett Central Lions Club, Art Ruben at since1965@aol.com or 425-387-9256.

Hope Unlimited: Hope Unlimited includes the Stanwood Camano Incident Support chaplains. Volunteering opportunities include teaching and cooking. More info: 360-387-1512.

SENIORS

Yoga: New yoga classes have started at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Classes are held at noon Mondays, 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. second and fourth Saturdays. Cost is $4 per session, billed monthly. Registration starts the last Tuesday of the month (1 p.m. by phone, 1:30 p.m. in person). Bring a yoga mat. Beginning levels and chair yoga. More info: 425-257-8780.

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

Lunch, Lake Stevens: 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.

Lunch, Granite Falls: Noon Thursdays at the Granite Falls Senior Center, 302 S Granite Ave. Cost is $3 seniors and disabled, $6 others. Penny bingo follows. More info: 360-691-7177.

Gift shop: The Carl Gipson Senior Center gift shop is open to all, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Men’s corner, Seahawks items, handmade cards, and inexpensive and nice gifts for anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays and more. The senior center is at 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-257-8780.

ASSISTANCE

Home buying: A Washington State Housing Finance Commission Home Buyer Workshop will be hosted as a free community service by ReMax Real Estate, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Northview Business Park, 20800 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Strategies for buying, financing and maximizing tax credits will be covered. More info: 425-770-5504.

Autism, women: An Autism Women’s Network social meetup is set for 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at Firewheel Community Coffee House, 2727 Colby Ave., Everett. Run by and for autistic women. More info: Lei Wiley-Mydske, 425-791-0869 or lei@autismwomensnetwork.org.

Suicide prevention: Stanwood Camano Community Action offers a free SafeTALK Suicide Awareness Training workshop, 6-9 p.m. March 3 at Fire Station 99, 8117 267th St. NW, Stanwood. Ages 15 and older. Learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Registration required. More info: contact@scsuicideprevention.org, 360-622-3313.

Boater education: An eight-hour boater education class, “It’s All About Boating Safely,” from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be held March 5 at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Cost is $25. Registration and more info: Angela Rifner, 425-359-5971 or rifangela@msn.com.

Diabetes care: “Living Well with Diabetes,” a six-week workshop sponsored by Senior Services of Snohomish County, will be held 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays, March 8 to April 12, at Brookdale Snohomish, 1124 Pine Ave. Free but space is limited and registration is required. More info: Amy Mixco, 425-265-2283.

Dental Clinic: The Sno-Isle Technical Dental Clinic in Everett will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays through March 31. Limited openings by appointment at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. for reduced-cost services. For $75 (cash or check only) per appointment, clients will receive full mouth X-rays, an exam from a licensed dentist, and a cleaning. Cavities diagnosed may be composite restored in a follow-up appointment for an additional $75. More info: 425-348-2240.

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.

Head injury support group: Meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays 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 lou_nash@frontier.com.

Lymphedema support group: Meets 6-8 p.m. third Thursdays in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: kim@kimsfocus.net.

MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets 1-2:30 p.m. third Fridays 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 10:30 a.m. to noon second Saturdays 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 1-3 p.m. second Mondays, except July, 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, 425-610-3770.

Parkinson’s disease: A support group meets 2-4 p.m. fourth Saturdays at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 360-435-8049.

Vision Loss Support Group: A group for the blind and visually impaired meets 10 a.m. third Mondays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-257-8780.

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