Community Extra: Opportunities

Volunteer: Animal group seeks help

The Humane Society at Happy-Paws Farm is looking for volunteers to transport bags of cat litter and food in the Arlington and Stanwood areas.

Also needed are drivers to transport animals.

More info: 360-652-5844 or email

Serve: Volunteer for Arlington commissions

Volunteers are needed to fill vacancies on Arlington’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission, the Planning Commission and the Cemetery Board, all of which provide support and advice to the mayor and City Council.

For information about what is expected of those who serve, and for applications, go to www.

Applications also are available at City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave., at the Airport Office, 18204 59th Ave. NE, or by calling 360-403-3441.

Attend: Eat breakfast, support Clothes for Kids

The Transforming Lives Breakfast to benefit Clothes for Kids is set for 8 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW.

Clothes for Kids provides, at no cost to low-income families, autumn and spring wardrobes for students.

Sharie Ennis, Clothes for Kids founding director, is scheduled to be honored at the breakfast event, and the Meadowdale Middle School jazz band is set to perform.

The event is sponsored, so there is no charge to attend the breakfast. However, donations to Clothes For Kids will be accepted.

To reserve a seat, call Clothes For Kids at 425-741-6500.

Help with preservation: County needs volunteers

The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission works to identify, preserve and protect significant historic and archaeological properties in the county. The Historic Preservation Commission offers a number of services to support preservation efforts of these irreplaceable county assets.

Volunteers are needed to serve on the commission, which meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the county administration building in Everett.

To volunteer, contact Wendy Becker at 425-388-3186.

Participate: Bowl for education

Team spots are filling up for the annual Stanwood Chamber of Commerce Bowling for Education event scheduled for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Twin City Lanes in Stanwood.

Cost is $250 per team, which includes lunch and registration.

The contest is limited to eight teams of four bowlers each.

Proceeds benefit the chamber’s scholarship program.

Registration deadline is Feb. 3.

Chamber members also are also collecting prizes and need donations of gift baskets, food coupons and gift certificates.

More info: 360-629-0562

Apply: Photography scholarships offered

The Professional Photographers of Washington is accepting applications for the group’s 2012 Student Photographer of the Year Award, a $2,000 scholarship grant for study in the photographic arts.

The award is available to all high school students graduating this year.

Professional photographers select the finalists based on photographic and scholastic studies and the desire to continue study in photography.

The application postmark deadline is March 23 and the winner will be announced in June.

More info: 425-776-4426,

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: 425-261-4815

To submit items for the Opportunities column, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427;

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