Community Extra: Opportunities

Photograph: State wants to see king tides

King tides are expected along Puget Sound this week, and the state Department of Ecology invites the public to share their photos of these higher-than-usual winter tides.

To participate, check the tide map at, then share photos from public beaches, preferably where high water levels can be gauged against familiar landmarks such as sea walls, jetties, bridge supports or buildings. Note the date, time and location. Then upload to the Flickr group:

Remember to be safe: don’t venture out during severe weather and keep a close eye on rising water levels.

Drive: Stilly Senior Center needs help

The Stillaguamish Senior Center needs drivers to assist in picking up and delivering food to the center’s food room, which assists lower-income senior citizens and disabled adults. The center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.

More info: 360-653-4551 or

Volunteer: Tend trees for fish in Arlington

Sound Salmon Solutions, working with the city of Arlington, plans three projects to help the city meet its Tree City goals and is looking for “Tree Tenders,” volunteers who would take an active role in the effort.

Volunteers are asked to commit eight hours to the project of their choice:

•Use aerial photos and GIS to identify priority sites for planting trees to function as “heat sinks.”

Convert lawn landscape to forest.

Create a map of trees in a specific park and design an interpretive walk.

To learn more or volunteer, contact Andrew Noone at or 425-252-6686.

Grill: Mock interviews prep teens

Arlington High School seeks employers to help prepare students in interviewing skills. Mock interviews are planned for 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The mock interviews are part of students’ culminating project requirements for graduation, which include job shadowing and portfolios.

To participate, contact Laura Piercy at 360-618-6300 ext. 3033 or

Join: Women’s group looks to reboot

The Sno-Isle Unit of Church Women United, a national Christian women’s movement focused on peace and justice issues, hopes to reboot this year.

Contact Jeannine “Jeannie” Lish at or 360-652-9227 “if you are interested in ecumenical efforts to become knowledgeable and help make positive changes for peace, social justice, the rights of women and children, and other issues.”

Learn more about Church Women United at

Eat: Salmon benefit for after-school program

The HUB in Langley has provided a safe, supportive and stimulating after-school programs for middle and high school students for the past 23 years.

To help fund expansion of the program, the nonprofit will hold its annual Benefit Salmon Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave. The suggested donation is $12, $5 for ages 12 and younger.

Starting Feb. 1, the drop-in program will be open four days a week, up from three days a week. The plan is to be open five days a week by the 2013-14 school year.

Added volunteers are needed, including cooks.

More info: Executive Director Hank Hall, 425-238-3229.

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