Community Extra: Opportunities

Help: Compassionate volunteers needed

Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways.

People can visit patients, deliver supplies, work in the office and help with events.

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

Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County is located at 2731 Wetmore Ave., Suite 500, Everett.

More info: 425-261-4815

Write: Be a pen pal to help kids with English

The Everett Elks are looking for 40 adult pen pal mentors to write to Marysville middle school students whose primary language is not English.

Students and adults will each read selected books and write back and forth about them.

This program is similar to the Marysville Elementary English Language Learner pen pal program. Everett Elks recently received a national grant to help fund this five-month project at two Marysville middle schools.

Pen pals will begin corresponding in mid-January and finish in May.

State patrol background checks are mandatory.

More info: 425-252-4179

Learn: Get help on downloading e-books

Those who received an e-reader as a Christmas gift can learn more about the device at Sno-Isle libraries.

An e-reader is a portable device with a screen for reading electronic versions of books, magazines, newspapers and other types of files.

Sno-Isle libraries staff members can help people learn how to check out e-books, download free library e-books and more.

Library patrons can also get started educating themselves about e-readers and e-books by taking a free class at the library, booking a librarian for one-on-one assistance, and using online tutorials.

More info:

Go: Recycle outdated electronics Jan. 14

People can bring their outdated electronics to a free electronics recycling event Jan. 14 in Everett.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McClain Insurance office, 10410 19th Ave SE.

Electronic devices including desktop computers, laptops, TVs, computer monitors and cellphones can be recycled for free.

Items such as printers, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, small microwaves and various other household electronics that are not covered under the Washington State program will be accepted for a $5 fee.

E-Waste, LLC is set to recycle the electronic items.

More info: www.autohome

Eat: Mill Creek Senior Center breakfast

The Mill Creek Senior Center is planning a breakfast to raise funds for the center.

The breakfast is set from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 19 at the Merrill Gardens Retirement Community.

Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, and juice will be offered for a donation of $10.

Merrill Gardens is located at 14905 Bothell Everett Highway in Mill Creek.

More info: 425 948-7170

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