Community Extra: Opportunities

  • Mon Feb 27th, 2012 9:11pm
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Dance: Zumba marathon for trip to Kenya

Bold Futures will host a Zumba marathon to raise funds towards a research trip to Kenya from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday at the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club, 1134 Second St., Mukilteo. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. The marathon Zumba session will be for three hours. This summer, Bold Futures is going to Kenya to see what assistance is needed there and what supplies they should bring with them in the future to help people. For more information contact Heather Pearson at 425-446-1386 or by email at or check out the web

Attend: Concert to benefit the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

The Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will host a benefit concert for the WICA Chambers Singers at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at the home of Marion Henny. Tickets cost $50 and are available for purchase by contacting WICA at 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631. Ticket buyers will be told the address of the event. The concert consists of classical and contemporary choral music. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit the web at

Help: Donkey basketball game to benefit Granite Falls Class of 2012

The Granite Falls Class of 2012 parent group will host a donkey basketball game to raise funds for the class of 2012 graduation activities and trips at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Granite Falls Middle School gym, 405 N. Alder Ave. Ticket costs are $8 pre-sale and $9 at the door for adults; $6 pre-sale and $7 at the door for students between grades 7 and 12; $4 pre-sale and $5 at the door for children. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This event will be the class of 2012 senior’s vs. the faculty of all schools in Granite Falls. For more information or to purchase tickets email to

Eat: Dinner and swing dance to help the Stanwood Chamber of Commerce

The Stanwood Chamber of Commerce will host a dinner and swing dance to benefit the Area Historical Society and the chamber from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 10 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood. Ticket costs are $30 per person and $50 for couples. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert with coffee will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for an additional charge. For more information contact Dave Eldridge, Stanwood Area Historical Society board member, 360-629-3352, or Ed Pearson of the Moonlight Swing Orchestra, 425-334-8287,

Attend: The American Red Cross will host a workshop for armed forces personnel

The American Red Cross will host a workshop for armed forces personnel and their families to help them re-connect after a military deployment at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at Red Cross Office, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett. The workshops are free. To register contact Bev Walker at or by phone,

425-740-2320 or 425-304-4477. Workshop topics include communicating clearly, exploring stress and trauma, identifying depression, relating to children and working through anger.

Volunteer: HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center to host volunteer training

HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center will host a volunteer training session for its spring quarter starting with an online meeting at 6 p.m. Monday and at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Coupeville. To sign up and get directions email Melissa at There is no need for horse experience; all they ask is that you help their students discover their abilities. All are welcome. There are also other volunteer opportunities. For more information call 360-221-7656 or visit the website