Community Extra: Opportunities

Eat: Breakfast aids Everett schools

Boeing executive Scott Fancher is scheduled to speak at the Everett Public Schools Foundation Breakfast, from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Fancher will talk about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

The breakfast will be at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at the Comcast Arena in Everett, 2000 Hewitt Ave.

Student robotics teams, a steel drum band and a cheer squad also will perform.

For reservations, email Kristie Dutton or call 425-385-4695.

Plant: Kids invited to Wildlife Week

Kids from Mukilteo and other local communities are invited to plant more than a 100 trees provided by the National Wildlife Federation and the Snohomish Conservation District with support from the city, 10 a.m. to noon March 23 at 92nd Street Park.

There also will be a nature scavenger hunt in the park where kids can learn about and explore the forest.

The events are part of Mukilteo Wildlife Habitat Project’s Mukilteo Wildlife Week.

More info:, 425-267-0448.

Volunteer: Get park ready for spring

Help spruce up Osprey Park in Sultan before spring and the sports season arrive.

A work party will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at the park at First and High streets. Lunch will be provided.

Contact city Volunteer Coordinator Donna Murphy at 360-793-1811 or email

Support: Boy Scouts aim to raise $103,000

Local business and community leaders will gather to hear Boy Scouts of America’s lead volunteer leader Wayne Perry speak at the Mount Baker Council’s eighth annual Good Scout Breakfast, 7 to 8:45 a.m. March 27 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

The goal of the event is to raise $103,000 to honor Scouting’s 103rd year.

More info: 425-338-0380,

Reserve: Dance to Duke Ellington

The Everett Philharmonic’s Spring Fling with Duke Ellington will be 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 7 at the Everett Events Center ballroom, 2000 Hewitt Ave.

Tickets for the event are $70 by March 24, $80 after, and include a short concert with soloist Laurie Swanson, dinner and dancing. There also will be a silent auction.

Reserve at or call 206-270-9729.

Donate: Food drive for military veterans

The nonprofit Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association plans a food drive, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23 at the Smokey Point Safeway, to benefit veterans in the Snohomish and Skagit county area. The store is at 3532 172nd St. NE, Arlington.

Celebrate: Program aids Native programs

Skykomish Valley Indian Education families invite the community to join them for an Evening of Native Culture and Silent Auction, at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, 17001 Tester Road, on March 30. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Refreshments will be served at this free, family-friendly event.

The evening will include presentations by violinist Swil Kanim (Lummi) and flutist Peter Ali (Yaqui Native). The silent auction features Native art, themed baskets, gift certificates and more.

Skykomish Valley Indian Education is a grant-funded program serving American Indian students, preschool through high school, in the Monroe, Snohomish and Sultan public schools. Proceeds benefit cultural and educational activities for Native students.

More info: Coordinator Mars Miller at 360-804-2554.

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