Community Extra: Opportunities

Donate: Girl Scouts collecting cans

The Daisy Girl Scout troop in Monroe, a group of girls in first and second grades, is collecting aluminum cans and other recyclable metals to earn money for the Everett Animal Shelter. Along with their service project, the troop plans to donate 10 percent of earnings from cookie sales to the shelter.

More info: Erin Griffiths at

Attend: Jackson High plans spelling bee fundraiser

Jackson High School’s graduating class of 2014 is raising money for its prom.

The class is offering a spelling bee open to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in the area, and plans to charge admission to spectators.

The bee is set for 11 a.m. Jan 21 in the high school commons, 1508 136th St. SE in Mill Creek.

More info:

Volunteer: Hospice program needs help

Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help visit patients, deliver supplies, work in the office and help with events.

Information sessions are scheduled the third Wednesday of each month at either 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.

More info: call 425-261-4815.

Attend: Help feed the ducks

The 19th annual Stanwood Ducks Unlimited dinner and auction is set for 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Viking Hall on Pioneer Highway in Silvana.

The family event is open to the public.

Tickets are available online at Discount tickets are available until Feb. 6.

Donate: Breakfast a place to donate to Clothes for Kids

The Transforming Lives Breakfast to benefit Clothes for Kids is set for 7:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW.

Sharie Ennis, Clothes for Kids founding director, is scheduled to be honored at the event.

To reserve a seat, call Clothes For Kids at 425-741-6500. Thanks to event sponsors, there is no charge to attend the breakfast. Donations to support Clothes For Kids’ efforts to transform lives will be accepted.

Attend: Dinner raises money for senior programs

The Stillaguamish Senior Center’s next Sunday chicken dinner is set for noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd.

Cost is $8 or $5 for children under 12 and $7 for seniors.

Proceeds go to keep seniors active in the community.

More info: 360-653-4551.

Sign up: AquaSox offers help to schools

The AquaSox club’s Hit a Homerun in Reading program is back.

The program is free for local elementary schools. Students earn weekly prizes, including tickets to AquaSox Reading Night at the ballpark.

In addition, local PTA groups can enter to win a $1,000 grant.

More info: go to

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