Community Extra: Opportunities

Donate: Scrap metal for schools

The NW Auto Recyclers has started a year-round recycling program that will accept scrap metal to help the Lake Stevens and Granite Falls school districts. People can donate metal at the Auto Recyclers between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends at the site located at 2317 N Machias Road, Lake Stevens.

More info: 425-334-3366.

Attend: Taste of Decadence benefit

It’s not too late to reserve a place at the Taste of Decadence to benefit Village Community Services.

The fundraiser is set for 6 p.m. Friday in the Smokey Point Community Church auditorium, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd. A silent auction is followed by dinner, decadent desserts and entertainment by Swil Kanim, a storyteller, actor and violinist from the Lummi Tribe. The Voices of the Village performance ensemble also is scheduled.

Village Community Services is a nonprofit agency that supports adults with disabilities and other life challenges achieve personal potential at home, work and in community life.

Volunteers are needed for the event cleanup.

More info: Michelle Dietz, 360-653-7752.

Donate: Items needed for sale

The Snohomish County Chapter of the Clothing and Textile Advisors of Washington seeks donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, books, magazines, yarn and needlework items for its upcoming fabric sale. Donations will be accepted from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at 600 128th St. SE in Everett.

Help: School car wash fundraiser

The Stanwood High School Class of 2013 is planning a car wash as a fundraiser between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 16 at Haggens, 26603 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Students are selling tickets beforehand for $5 and at the time of the event. Donations are being accepted in the name of “Class of 2013.”

More info: Kim Wiganosky,, 425-308-5953.

Help: Arlington Police Department seeks volunteers

The Arlington Police Department is looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways, including assisting the records room staff and police officers between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the police department.

Among other duties, volunteers staff the front-lobby window, answer phones and hand out informational brochures.

Applications can be found online at the city’s website,, or at the Arlington Police Department at 238 N. Olympic Ave.

Help: Garage sale to help Children’s Cancer program

The Monroe Kiwanis Club is planning a garage sale to raise funds for their Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program that benefits the Seattle Children Hospital from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 at the Frank Wagner Elementary School, 639 W. Main St.

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