Community Extra: Opportunities

  • Wed Jan 20th, 2010 11:05pm
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Volunteer: Help by serving Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people older than 55 for many interesting and meaningful volunteer opportunities in the community.

There are more than 400 RSVP volunteer opportunities throughout the county. RSVP enrollees receive free supplemental liability, accident and automobile insurance covering them while they perform their volunteer duties along with an ongoing personal recognition program and the chance to meet new people and learn new skills.

More info: John McAlpine at or 425-257-2111, ext. 3374.

Nominate: Heroes for PAWS award

PAWS requests nominations for its Champion for Animals award, which goes to local people who have shown inspirational compassion, leadership and initiative in helping animals.

Nominations may come from anyone touched by the person’s project or activities. Nominees must live in the Puget Sound area, and there is no age restriction. The recipient will be presented with the award at PAWS Wild Night on March 27 and also recognized in PAWS magazine.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 19.

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Enter: Waterfront Art Festival show

Artists and artisans are invited to submit an application to be part of the second annual Waterfront Art Festival in Mukilteo.

Organized by the Mukilteo Arts Guild, the festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 17 at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St.

Applications are due March 1 and available from Christine Awad Schmalz at

Vendors’ fees will go to the Senior Scholarship Fund for local high school seniors pursuing art in higher education.

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Learn: Free class will cover arthritis

Snohomish County’s Long Term Care and Aging Division will host a free seminar Feb. 24 focusing on the effects of arthritis.

The class will look at what individuals can do to keep joints healthy and treatment options for severe arthritis. Orthopedic surgeon Michael Codsi of The Everett Clinic will discuss easy ways to prevent pain or to treat pain.

The class runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Compass Health’s Administrative Office, 4526 Federal Ave., Everett.

More info and registration: Joyce Frasu, 425-388-7377,

Attend: Arlington Eagle Festival set

The city of Arlington and the Stillaguamish Tribe will offer the third annual Eagle Festival on Feb. 6 in Arlington.

Activities happen all day during the festival in downtown Arlington. Eagle expert Libby Mills and other volunteers will be guides from 10 a.m. to noon at Port Susan Bay Nature Conservancy.

Presentations by Sarvey Wildlife at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. will give audiences the chance to meet eagles and other birds of prey in the City Council Chambers.

The Arlington Arts Council will host an art show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 103 E. Third St. on Feb. 5 and 6. The public may enter photography and poetry contests. The Arlington Library is hosting a children’s activity and Arlington Kiwanis will provide refreshments at the art show.

More info: 360-403-3448,