Edmonds’ Diversity Commission is hosting the second annual “World Café” event for people to discuss topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The event is scheduled 10 a.m. until noon Oct. 14 in the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. Email diversity coordinator Misha Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 10 to reserve your space.
Origami that’s cool
Fold claws you can wear and make a chomping monster at this month’s “Origami Cool Zone,” 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. Materials provided.
More info: 360-629-3132
Teens can craft with circuits
Teen STEM Tuesday at the Arlington Library will cover the basics of electric circuits as participants make fun and funky light-up bookmarks. The event is at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The library is at 135 N Washington Ave.
More info: 360-435-3033
WAYS TO HELP
Volunteer training coming up
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County holds its next community education and volunteer training class, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 9 to Nov. 6, along with 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28, a Saturday. The classes are provided free to volunteers willing to commit 10 hours of volunteer time in a six-month period for the nonprofit.
More info: Stephanie Civey, 425-259- 2827 ext. 1013 or email@example.com
Fun run for Sky Valley Y
The Sky Valley YMCA’s Sky Valley Classic Family Fun Run and Walk starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 from the 100 block of Main Street in downtown Monroe. The event includes 10k, 5k and one-mile routes. Proceeds support Y youth programs.
Registration is $35. Kids ages 6-15 pay their age. The one-mile race is $15, all ages.
More info: ymca-snoco.org/svc
Scarecrow time in Edmonds
The Edmonds Historical Museum’s annual Scarecrow Festival kicked off Sunday. Businesses, individuals, homeowner groups, clubs, artists and others are invited to create scarecrows and submit their entries to this fun community contest. The deadline for entries is 6 p.m. Oct. 15. Awards this year include honors for first-time builders and “Best Depiction of Edmonds History.”
More info: scf.historicedmonds.org, 425-774-6507
YWCA offers free groups
Upcoming free support groups from YWCA:
“Creating Healthy Boundaries,” 12-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 9 to Nov. 13, at YWCA Everett, 3301 Broadway. Sign up: Justine, 425-412-2360 ext. 2427.
“Anxiety and Depression Recovery,” 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 17 to Dec. 5, at Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Sign up: Arlen, 425-387-1271.
“Introduction to Mindfulness,” 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 11 to Dec. 6 (except Nov. 22), at Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Sign up: Arlen, 425-387-1271.
More info: 425-258-2766