Community Extra: Opportunities

  • Mon Sep 10th, 2012 7:44pm
  • News

Help: Be ‘eyes and ears’ of the court

The Guardianship Monitoring Program, a volunteer service sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons, seeks volunteers to assist with paperwork and other tasks related to monitoring court-appointed guardians of children, seniors and disabled people. The program requires people to meet Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings at the Snohomish County Courthouse, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. No experience is necessary; training is provided.

More info: call 425-388-3281 between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Thursday.

Give: Blood drive aims for 100 donors

The Knight of Columbus, Camano-Stanwood Council No. 8476, plans a blood drive for the Puget Sound Blood Center Blood from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday in the Parish Hall of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 26900 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood.

Organizers hope to reach 100 donors for this eight-hour event.

Volunteer: Help out at thrift store

The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, needs volunteers at its Thrift Store on Saturdays. Contact DJ at or 360-653-4551.

Pamper: Benefit aids homeless pets

Gretchen Scott Salon and Homeward Pet Adoption Center, both in Woodinville, have teamed up for September with the salon donating $5 from every haircut to the nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter. Donations of cat and dog food also will be accepted.

Also, a Mane Event from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 will offer photo sessions of clients and their pets, as well as hair-styling and makeup tips, raffles for hair and dog services, a visit with rescued animals and information about pet adoption. A $10 donation is requested. All proceeds benefit Homeward Pet. Gretchen Scott Salon is at 14545 148th Ave. NE in Woodinville.

More info: call 425-402-8888.

Serve: Advise on Arlington library, parks

The city of Arlington seeks volunteers to fill two spots on the Library Board and one spot on the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission. The citizen advisory committees recommend policies and procedures to the City Council. The volunteer positions are open to city residents.

Applications are available at City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave., or at

Reserve: Tea benefits school grants

The Mill Creek Garden Club plans its Elegant High Tea, a fundraiser for its “Giving through Gardening” school grants program, for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Garden Court Retirement Center Reservations will be taken through Sept. 28. Tea, petite sandwiches, scones with jam and Devonshire cream, plus door prizes, music and conversation highlight this event. Tickets are $15.

More info: call Mary Ann at 425-316-8305 or go to

Sew: Quilts needed for traumatized kids

Project Linus and United Way need help making quilts and blankets to be donated to local children who have experienced traumatic life events. The United Way Day of Caring Quilting Bee will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Zion Lutheran Parish Hall, 330 Union St. in Snohomish. Volunteers are invited to drop in anytime to help sew, iron, inspect, pin, fringe and tie.

Materials and equipment are provided. No experience is necessary, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Donations of fabric, sewing supplies and completed blankets also are welcome.

More inform: call Diane at 425-252-4524.