• Wed Feb 10th, 2010 10:18pm
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Give: Drive benefits local senior citizens

Through March 18, people in Monroe are collecting personal care essentials and toiletry items to benefit their senior neighbors.

Donation bins are located around the city, including at the Monroe Post Office, Monroe City Hall, Sky Valley Food Bank, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, East County Senior Center, Valley General Hospital, Monroe High School, Monroe Police Department, Monroe Fire Department and Monroe YMCA.

Items collected will be distributed to senior citizens through the Sky Valley Food Bank during the week of March 22.

More info or to volunteer: Cheri Hurst, 360-863-4517 or churst@ci.monroe.wa.us, or Lynne Yara, 425-374-5525 or lynne.yara@uwsc.org.

Volunteer: Cancer Resource Center

Those with a few hours a week to share can have their skills put to use by the American Cancer Society at the Providence Regional Cancer Center Partnership, located across the street from the Colby Medical Center at 1717 13th St., Everett.

The Cancer Resource Center at the facility welcomes volunteers of all ages and skill levels and is in immediate need of on-call drivers to transport patients to treatment appointments and back home.

Volunteers are also needed for at least four hours a week Mondays through Fridays to assist patients and their families.

An orientation class is required for all volunteers.

Additional information and a tour of the facility are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

More info: Les Hoge, 360-659-4159 or leshoge@msn.com.

Learn: Train to be a clothing adviser

Training sessions for the Clothing and Textile Adviser Program will begin in April for anyone interested in volunteering to teach sewing and needle arts to residents of Snohomish County.

The focus of a CTA-trained volunteer is to provide education and information about quality sewing construction and fiber arts techniques through various outreach programs and extension classes.

Classes are $75 for the 30 hours of training. Those who complete 50 hours of volunteer time within 12 months of finishing the program will be refunded $50.

The training will be held weekly on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting April 5 and continuing through June 7. There will be no class May 31. All classes will be held at the WSU Extension Office, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Registration is required no later than April 1.

More info: Carla Peery, 425-338-2400, ext. 5545, or sno.cta@wsu.edu.

Taste: Celebration shows off local fare

Camano Action for a Rural Environment plans to host its second annual celebration of local growers and culinary artists on Feb. 27 with a food and wine tasting at the Camano Community Center.

Chef Greg McCammond of the Bistro at Camano Island Waterfront Inn B&B will lead the event, which will feature Taylor Shellfish Farms oysters and Penn Cove mussels. He will arrange pairings with wines from the six local wineries.

There will be musical entertainment and a silent and dessert auction.

Tickets for those 21 and older are $50 and can be purchased at Snow Goose Bookstore, Diamond Knot or by calling Tammy Finn at 360-387-3356.

More info: http://tasteof camano.org.