Community Extra: Opportunities

Donate: Lions Club plans blood drive

The Oak Harbor Lions Club is organizing a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor.

People need to make an appointment online at

Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

More info: Brenda, 360-240-9483.

Help: Learn how to remove toxic algae

Surface Water Management division of Snohomish County is inviting people and neighbors near Lake Howard to an ice cream social.

The event is to inform people how they can help clean up toxic algae.

The event is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 on 65th Drive, just north of Lake Howard in the Seven Lakes area.

More info: Ellen, 425-314-4830.

Donate: Blankets needed for victims of domestic violence

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking for new or slightly used twin blankets and towels for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

People can donate the items at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave. in Everett.

More info: Stephanie Civey, 425-259-2827, ext. 13, or

Participate: Race for fire, police

People are invited to participate at the Heroes Mud Race and Obstacle Course to benefit fire, police and military charities.

The 5K race is scheduled for Sept. 8 at Green Meadow Farms, 11900 92nd St. SE in Snohomish.

People can register for any of several starting times, the earliest being at 8:30 a.m.

The cost to register is $50 per person.

Children can participate in a kids’ race for $10.

The event benefits the Fisher House Foundation, Washington State chapter Concerns of Police Survivors, Northwest Fire Fighter Fitness Foundation and Northwest Burn Foundation.

More info: or

Volunteer: Help out at Habitat Store

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help staff its store.

The Christian organization is looking for people to volunteer for four-hour shifts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

The store is located at 2302 Broadway Ave. in Everett.

More info:425-903-4430 or www.habitat.snohomish. org.

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