Community Extra: Opportunities

Drive: Center needs drivers

The Mill Creek Senior Center is looking for people to help drive members for the center’s weekly trips. Volunteers choose what trips to help. Lunch is provided. For more information call 425-948-7170 to set an interview appointment.

Volunteer: Vet center needs help

Healing Hearts In Hope Veteran Retreat Center is looking for volunteers to help by either serving at the council, cleaning trails and organizing fundraisers, among other things.

The nonprofit helps veterans by providing a retreat. It is located at 28902 Mountain Loop Hwy, Granite Falls.

For more information, call Teresa at 360-691-6284 or email

Help: Volunteer for Cleanup Day

People are invited to participate at the Volunteer Park Cleanup Day that starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at Terrace Ridge Park, 4600 242nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. Groups should register with Parks and Facilities Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 in advance.

Attend: Car show to raise funds for VOA programs

The Volunteers of America Western Washington is hosting the first Car &Motorcycle Benefit Show to raise funds for homelessness prevention programs.

The show is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Carlton Farms, 630 Sunnyside Blvd SE, Lake Stevens. Entrance is free. People wanting to register their vehicles must pay a $20 entrance fee. They can register any car or motorcycle type. Awards will be given on different categories.

The family event features music, a petting farm and farmers market, among other things.

For more information, including sponsorship and registration forms are available at

Attend: Benefit luau dinner

The Edmonds Senior Center is hosting its annual luau dinner.

The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Cost is $20 for non-members, $15 for members, and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the center’s administration office or by calling 425-774-5555.

Participate: Poker fundraiser

The 2nd Annual John Sorensen Charity Texas Hold-em Tournament is raising funds for the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.

A tournament is scheduled to start at 2 p.m., Sept. 9 at Lucky Dog Sports Bar, 2611 Colby Ave. in Everett. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Call 425-257-9863 for more information.

Another tournament is set for 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at One-Eyed Jack’s Road House, 14019 Hwy 99, Lynnwood. Call 425-743-5570 for more information. Registration begins at 1 p.m.

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