Horse ride: The Traildusters Prize Ride is set for Oct. 24 at the Pilchuck Tree Farm north of Arlington. Registration opens at 8 a.m., first rider out at 9 a.m., last out at 11 a.m. Costume contest, prizes, raffles. No smoking, dogs or stallions, including in parking areas. More info: www.traildusters.org, 425-308-4636.
Book sale: The Friends of the Edmonds Library holds its annual Bargain Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs. Proceeds benefit the library.
Festival of Bands: Cascade High School’s Band and Color Guard Booster Club holds its annual Puget Sound Festival of Bands, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24 at Everett Memorial Stadium, 3900 Broadway. Nineteen high school band and color guard groups will compete. Tickets are $15 or $40 per family for the all-day event, $10 adult and $7 youth for finals only; age 5 and under free. More info: pugetsoundfestivalofbands.com.
Pioneer history: Was your ancestor a Washington pioneer? Learn how to obtain a Pioneer Certificate at a Sno-Isle Genealogical Society class, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 24 at 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. Limited seating. Cost is $10. More info: email@example.com, 425-775-6267.
Open house: CASA sponsors free microchipping for cats and dogs, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the shelter on the corner of East Camano Drive and Can Ku Road, Camano Island. Cats must be over 2 pounds and arrive in a carrier. Dogs must be leashed. Also learn about volunteer opportunities at the shelter and meet the animals and staff. More info: 360-387-1902.
Chicken dinner: Family chicken dinner, 12-2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, roll, drink, dessert. Cost is $9, $8 seniors, $5 under age 12.
Teacher’s recital: The Snohomish County Music Teachers Association holds a Teacher’s Recital, 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Solo and chamber music pieces performed by local music teachers and guests. All proceeds benefit The Hoff Foundation’s Esther’s Place. Suggested donation is $10, $5 child.
Harvest Carnival: The Everett Family YMCA holds a Harvest Carnival, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23 at 2720 Rockefeller Ave. Games, treats, and more. Family friendly costumes are optional. Admission is at least one non-perishable food item per person. More info: Vanessa Harrington, 425-374-5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haunted House: The Stanwood Community and Senior Center holds a Haunted House, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 in the basement at 7430 276th St. NW. Minimum donation of $5. Zombie pictures are $5-$10. More info: 360-629-7403.
Teen Halloween party: Teens are invited to a Halloween party, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway. Games, pumpkin decorating, snacks and costume contest. More info: 425-337-4822.
Costume Party: The Imagine Inn Hallowe’en Costume Party is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the nonprofit Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Cost is $6 at the door. With Tim Noah, Cyndi Soup, Gus Puppy, Rustle Crow, and the Fabadabulous Brenchleys. More info: 360-568-9412.
Harvest Festival: Floral Hills Funeral Home holds its annual community Harvest Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24 at 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood. Pony rides, hay rides, balloonist, train rides, pumpkin decorating, hot dogs, popcorn, photographs and more. Free. More info: Annette Stokes, 425-672-1800 or Annette.Stokes@dignitymemorial.com.
Costume Carnival: The city of Mountlake Terrace Dance and Fitness Program and Kontagious Dance Company host their annual Costume Carnival, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Terrace Park School gym, 5409 228th St. SW. Harvest festival activities, costume contest, dancing and dance performances. Admission is $5 or $10 per family up to four people. Proceeds benefit a dance scholarships and programs. More info: Chloe Davenport, email@example.com or 425-640-3107.
Spook and Splash: The Lynnwood Recreation Center pool holds a Spook and Splash event, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24 at 18900 44th Ave. W. Ages 1 and up. Cost is $6. More info: 425-670-5732.
Haunted gingerbread: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to craft creepy Haunted Gingerbread Houses, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Materials, snacks and prizes provided. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3231.
Haunted STEM lab: Edmonds Community College invites the community to visit the haunted STEM lab, 12-6 p.m. Oct. 30 in Monroe Hall, 6606 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. See explosive (but safe) demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math. Free. All ages. More info: www.edcc.edu/stem.
Lagoon creature: Learn more about the dragonfly, an underwater predator, then watch the 1954 black and white film “The Creature of the Black Lagoon,” 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $3 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $5 non-members. Reservations required. More info: 425-316-8592.
Hometown Halloween: Arlington holds a Hometown Halloween celebration Oct. 31 with a pumpkin decorating contest at Arlington Hardware (1 p.m.), harvest party at Arlington United Church (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), trick or treating along Olympic Avenue (12-1 p.m.), costume contest at Legion Park (1 p.m.), pumpkin roll on First Street Hill (1:30 p.m.) and more. More info: arlingtonwa.gov.
Treats, Snohomish: Trick-or-treat in historic downtown Snohomish, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31 with a Kids Haunted House, 4-7 p.m. More info: www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.
Treats, Marysville: Trick-or-treat the merchants in downtown Marysville, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Costumes optional but bring a container to collect goodies.
Treats, Mill Creek: Treats on Main Street runs 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 along Main Street at Mill Creek Town Center. The road will be closed for the event.
Treats, Edmonds: Trick-or-treat downtown, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Streets will be closed around the fountain to cars and participating merchants will hand out treats from the front of their businesses. Music, fun and goodies. More info: 425-670-1496.
Treats, Bothell: Bothell will close Main Street downtown for safe trick-or-treating among local businesses, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 between Highway 527 and 102nd Avenue NE.
Pool party: A Halloween Spooktakular runs 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, 516 Maple Ave. Costume contest, apple bobbing, photo booth, swimming and more. Tickets are $7, at the door. More info: 360-568-8030.
Halloween Festival: The Lake Stevens Family Center hosts a Downtown Safe Halloween, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31 along Main Street with a costume parade, not-so-haunted house, carnival games, trick-or-treating and more. More info: www.lakestevensfamilycenter.org.
Trunk-or-Treat, Mill Creek: Mill Creek and Canyon Creek Church hold a Trunk-or-Treat event, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Mill Creek City Hall Annex Parking Lot, 15720 Main St.
Everett: The Providence Holiday Bazaar is set for 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Cascade Room of the Medical Office Building, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., on the the Providence Everett Colby Campus. Public welcome. Vendor table fees benefited the Providence General Children’s Association.
Mill Creek: The Christmas at North Creek holiday bazaar continues 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24 at North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 16th St. SE. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospice in St. Petersburg, Russia. More info: 425-745-1824.
Camano Island: Camano Center’s 2nd Chance Thrift Shop holds an “Everything Christmas” sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 at 606 Arrowhead Road. More info: 360-387-0222.
Marysville: The Afton Chapter Order of Eastern Star bazaar is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Marysville Masonic Hall, 419 Columbia Ave. More info: Helen Collins, 425-337-6493.
Everett: Christmas in October bazaar, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way, Everett. Proceeds benefit local charities and the women’s ministry’s Lutheran World Relief quilting project. More info: 425-337-6663.
Edmonds: The local Thistle and Rose Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire holds its annual British Bazaar, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. A jolly good, old-fashioned charity bazaar with handcrafts, collectibles, British food, bake sale, cottage pie lunch, and more.
Bothell: The nonprofit Woodcrest Estates holds an arts and crafts fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 at 11808 NE 172nd St.
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Sew Thoughtful: The next Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors Sew Thoughtful charity project is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Help make baby quilts for Providence Hospital NICU. Bring machine, threads, tools and lunch. Quilt kits provided. More info: Arlene, 425-743-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rollergirls fundraiser: The Jet City Rollergirls host a Comedy Night, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Stand-up comedy by Susan Jones, Joe Vespaziani, Brett Hamil and Geoff Brousseau. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for a silent auction and full bar. Proceeds will help the roller derby team purchase equipment and obtain track time. More info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1686613.
Creek volunteers: The Adopt A Stream Foundation seeks volunteers to help plant several hundred trees and shrubs next to Catherine Creek, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24 in a field next to the stream at 2547 Grade Road, Lake Stevens. More info: 425-316-8592.
Elks fundraiser: The Everett Elks Lodge 479 holds “An Evening of Remembrance and Hope” dinner and silent auction with music and dancing, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at 2802 Hoyt Ave. Tickets are $20. Benefits Children’s Hospital’s uncompensated care fund. More info: email@example.com, 425-252-4179.
Future of Flight fundraiser: A Back to the Future of Flight gala and auction is set for 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. Tickets are $125 to $150. More info: www.futureofflight.org/gala-auction.
Bike maintenance: Sharing Wheels holds a work party 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28 to ready used children’s bikes for giveaway through Christmas House. Sharing Wheels is at 2531 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-6952.
Schack fundraiser: Schack Art Center offers a sneak peek of its new mezzanine level during a Campaign and Cocktails fundraiser, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $50. More info: schack.org/events, 425-259-5050.
Mattress fundraiser: The Glacier Peak Band Boosters hold a mattress sale fundraiser, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31 at Glacier Peak High School, 7401 144th Place SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-913-8870.
Boo Hop: A classic rock dance benefit for Christmas House is set for 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Senor California restaurant, 4305 Rucker Ave. Bring an unwrapped toy. Costume contest, raffle, mini auction. All proceeds go to Christmas House. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gala fundraiser: Safe Harbor Free Clinic’s annual Gala Fundraising Dinner is set for 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Free admission with request for donation at the event. More info: 425-870-7384, www.safeharborfreeclinic.org.
Food bank volunteers: Concern For Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace seeks volunteers to work in the warehouse, the office and to drive or ride food bank trucks to help pick up grocery store donations. Drivers and riders should be able to lift at least 40 pounds. Some warehouse volunteers will need to handle hand-trucks and pallet jacks, especially when unloading product on Monday and Tuesday mornings. More info: 425-778-7227, Concern4NeighborsFoodBank@yahoo.com.
Clothing needed: Clothes For Kids seeks groups to hold clothing drives to replenish its supplies of new underwear, socks, winter coats and jeans for school-age children. More info: www.clothesforkids.org.
Clickathon: The Everett Public Schools Foundation holds an All in for Kids Clickathon online fund drive through Oct. 31, available through www.epsfoundation.org.
Holiday food: The Snohomish Community Food Bank is in the planning stages for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Services with expectations for feeding 350 families for each holiday. The food bank seeks groups of people who would like to pledge and collect an item and bring in 100, 200 or 350 quantity of that item, such as canned apple sauce and boxed stuffing. More info: Elizabeth Grant, 360-568-7993.
Vendors, Lake Stevens: The Lake Stevens Senior Center holds a holiday bazaar and swap meet 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14. Vendors are invited. Costs are $15 to $25. More info: 425-335-0345.
Vendors, Stanwood: The Freeborn Lutheran Church bazaar is Nov. 14 and seeks vendors. Vendor fees ($15 to $25) benefit church charitable causes, including Matthew House, Friendship House and Cocoon House. More info: 360-629-3149, 425-422-2798 or email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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
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: 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.
Gift shop: The Carl Gipson Senior Center gift shop is open to all, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Lots of baby, kitchen, jewelry, books and sports items to pick from and homemade cards. The senior center is at 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-257-8780.
Flu shots: The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association and the city of Mountlake Terrace offer free flu shots to uninsured residents, 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28 in at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion lobby, 5303 228th St. SW. More info: www.seattlevna.com.
Holiday blues: YWCA’s “Strategies for Beating the Holiday Blues” will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 4 to Jan. 6, at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Free, but registration required. More info: Arlen, 425-412-2364.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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: 425-317-9103.
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.