Community Extra: Opportunities

  • Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 10:28pm
  • News

Learn: Program on teen safe-driving

Teens and their parents are invited Saturday to attend a driving safety seminar.

The program, “Driving it Home,” is hosted several times a year by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’s Collision Investigation Unit.

The program features an analysis of several fatal crashes and presentations from parents who have lost their children in vehicle accidents. Detectives also plan to conduct a mock car-pedestrian accident outside the high school.

Saturday’s program is set for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd St. NW. The program is free and no registration is required. It’s not suitable for young children.

Attend: Cultural diversity workshops

Everett is planning to hold a series of free, hand-on workshops for the community focusing on cultural diversity. All workshops are scheduled on Saturdays at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.

The following workshops are planned:

• Sept. 25: Emergency management and cultural competency: 9 a.m. to noon. Middle Eastern culture: 1 to 4 p.m.

• Oct. 2: Russian and Ukrainian culture: 9 a.m. to noon. African American culture: 1 to 4 p.m.

• Oct. 9: American Indian culture: 9 a.m. to noon. Latin American culture: 1 to 4 p.m.

• Oct. 16: Asian Pacific culture: 9 a.m. to noon. African Refugee culture: 1 to 4 p.m.

All are welcome. To register, send your name and contact information to and indicate which session you’d like to attend. Seating is limited to 500 people per session.

Work: Roll up your sleeves to help weed

Join other volunteers at 1 p.m. Saturday for a nature walk and work party at the Japanese Gulch.

Meet at the trailhead at 1201 Mukilteo Lane. Bring gloves, weeding tools, shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows. Snacks and drinks provided,

Participants will learn how to identify noxious weeds and how to get rid of them. At 2 p.m., they will put their knowledge to work helping to remove weeds in the park, and helping to spread wood chips.

More info: Debby McGehee, 425-501-5922.

Scout: Learn about Girl Scouts

Bring your daughter to learn about the adventures of Girl Scouting. Information sessions are scheduled for 6:30 8:30 p.m. today at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 23406 Fifth Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; and for 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 2 at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W. in Edmonds.

Interested but cannot attend? Contact the local Girl Scout Service Unit office at 425-773-6010 or

Give: Toy drive for Christmas House

Motorcyclists in Snohomish County are collecting toys and clothing for kids served by the Christmas House.

Christmas House is a nonprofit organization serving low-income children in Snohomish County. Evergreen Wings, the local chapter of Goldwing Touring Association, plans to collect toys through Dec. 10.

New toys for ages 3 to 11 and new coats, socks and underwear for ages 1 through 18 are being accepted.

Drop off your donations at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, Tuesday through Saturday, in a collection bin by the front entrance.

More info: Kathy Leon, 206-940-4990 or