Community Extra: Opportunities

Quilt: Bring comfort to wounded soldiers

The Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters meets from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, and invites other quilters to join in the sewing party.

The group makes quilts for wounded soldiers that are distributed through American Hero Quilts. The local group has contributed over 1,000 quilts so far this year.

More info: Sharon Szekely,

Donate: Arligton food drive for animals

The Humane Society in Arlington plans a pair of animal food drives for dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, chickens and other small animals that belong to low-income families.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday outside of Haggen Food and Pharmacy, 26603 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 23 outside of Haggen Food and Pharmacy, 20115 74th Ave. NE, Arlington.

Warm blankets and towels also are needed. A 5-foot artificial Singing Santa also will be available for photos.

More info: 360-652-5844

Animate: Kids can create own movies

School-age kids and teens are invited to use stop-motion animation to create their own movie with clay in a two-hour workshop with Lukas Allenbaugh, set for 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. For ages 7 and up.

Space is limited. Registration is required, at or by phone at 425-493-8202, ext. 3232.

The workshop is funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Help: Snohomish teen heading to Westminster

Anna Pearson of Snohomish, will travel to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, set for Feb. 10-11 in New York City, to show Oscar, a Chinook-breed dog. Pearson is one of the showmanship invitees for the junior level of competition (ages 9-18).

Pearson will be among the first to show a Chinook. This is the first year that Chinooks, a class of working dogs, have qualified to enter Westminster, so Pearson also will be interviewed by the dog show’s television co-host David Frei. She will show Oscar for owner Marleen Mandt.

The teen is working to raise money to cover the costs of the trip. But her paychecks won’t cover all of the expenses. So the family is seeking donations through a website:

Feast: Dungeness crab dinner in Camano

The Camano Center holds its annual Crab Fest, 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11.

Only 350 tickets, at $25 each, will be sold. Cost includes a whole Dungeness crab, sides, dessert, and live music. The dinner is at the Camano Center is at 606 Arrowhead Road.

More info: 360-387-0222

Build: Popsicle-stick bridge contest

Young engineering professionals from the Seattle-area chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers invite teams of local students to participate in a Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, to be held Feb. 8 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The contest challenges teams of students to demonstrate ingenuity by building a strong, light, and aesthetically pleasing bridge using only Popsicle sticks and white glue. On contest day, the bridges will be tested to see how well they bear weight.

To sign up or for more information, contact Morgan Miller at

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