Community Extra: Opportunities

Volunteer: Park needs sprucing

Lynnwood’s Spring Park Service Day will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W.

Volunteers are urged to show up with gloves and work shoes, ready to get dirty. Tasks will include removing invasive species, such as English ivy and holly. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Julie Moore at 425-670-5023 or

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Run: Mukilteo fun run targets autism

Kamiak High School holds a UKnight For Autism 3-Mile Fun Run, starting at 9 a.m. April 20 at 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd. in Mukilteo.

All proceeds and donations benefit All Aboard, a nonprofit that supports adults with special needs.

Cost is $30.

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Aww: Shower kitties at CASA

The Camano Animal Shelter Association hosts its annual Little Whiskers Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20 at 198 Can Ku Road, Camano Island.

The event is a “baby shower” for the kittens expected to flood the shelter soon. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation of kitten-specific wet or dry food, KMR Kitten Milk Replacement formula, kitten feeding bottles or a monetary donation.

Stop in at the shelter, learn about kitten fostering, meet adoptable cats and dogs, and enter a raffle.

More info: 360-387-1902,

Strut: Prom show gives away dresses

A free Prom Dress Exchange and Fashion Show is planned for 10 a.m. April 20 at 1050 State Ave., Marysville.

Girls from any community are welcome to attend. Those who find a dress are invited to make a donation, but no donation is required.

Want to donate a dress? Leave bagged gowns in good condition at Trusty Threads in Marysville or The Silver Hanger in Arlington through April 15.

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Shop: Show aids cancer research

Shopping Out Cancer, a spring gift show to benefit the American Cancer Society, is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20 at Beautiful Savior Church, 12810 35th Ave. SE, Everett.

There will be over 6,000 square feet of vendor booths, including handmade gifts, jewelry, bags, food and more. There also will be Zumba demonstrations and raffles of more than 20 items donated by vendors.

More info: 360-386-8088.

Write: Teen authors gather in Monroe

A new group for young authors, the Junior Monroe Wednesday Writers, meets at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. The group is led by published author Bernadette Pajer and Teen Librarian Lindsay Hanson. All writers in grades 6-12 are welcome.

The group is an offshoot of the adult version of the group, which meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Host: Five more families needed

Everett Community College seeks five more families to host German exchange students and teachers visiting May 9-27.

The students are age 17 and older and speak English.

More info: Elke Dinter at or 425-388-9465.

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