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Jam: Music for all in Arlington

Youth and adults of all abilities are invited to Village Music and Art’s Friday Music jam sessions featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village, a group of musicians with disabilities.

Bring your own instrument or use those provided by Village Community Services. Musicians and other interested community members are welcome. Sessions are held 1-3 p.m. Fridays at 338 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

More info: Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14

Donate: Help teens learn art at the Schack

Schack Art Center offers free Open Studio Night events for teens. Teens work with professional teaching artists on up to four hands-on projects, as well as tour the visual arts center’s glassblowing studio and galleries.

The nonprofit seeks donors to help continue to offer the Teen Night program in 2014. Each event costs $1,107, including staffing, artist stipends, supplies and refreshments. The total cost per teen is around $10. Seven event nights remain to be funded. All donations received by March 16 will be matched dollar for dollar.

During the 2012-2013 school year, nearly 700 teens participated in the Teen Night program.

More info: www.power2give.org

Feed: Food bank seeks Easter pledges

The Snohomish Community Food Bank expects to feed 360 families over Easter weekend and seeks individuals, clubs and organizations to make food pledges to meet the need.

A list of 20 items is available. Donations in quantities of 50 to 300 are requested. Examples of requested items include apple sauce, canned vegetables, canned fruit, juice, boxed oatmeal and teas, cake mix and frosting, salad dressing and more. In addition to pledges, the food bank also seeks hams (4 to 8 pounds) and small whole chickens.

Monetary donations also are welcome.

More info: Elizabeth Grant at 360-568-7993, or go to snohomishfoodbank.org

Train: Help youth in Stanwood-Camano

The Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center offers a six-week communication workshop for parents, professionals and anyone interested in helping young people become more empowered and effective in facing life’s challenges. The workshop series starts March 31. Space is limited.

More info: Janet Mott at 360-629-5257 or janet@stanwoodcamanoresources.org

Serve: County Human Rights Commission

The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission seeks interested candidates to serve volunteer three-year terms.

Commission members serve as human rights educators, advocates and advisers within Snohomish County. The group plans to meet the third Tuesday of each month.

The deadline to apply is March 14; learn how at http://bit.ly/1biTQDX.

More info: Sherry Cuddy at sherry.cuddy@snoco.org or 425-388-7308

Plan: Prepare end-of-life care decisions

The Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition offers its next advance care planning seminar, “Your Life, Your Wishes,” 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 15 at Edmonds Family Medicine, 7315 212th St. SW, Suite 101, in Edmonds. RSVP to 425-775-9474.

Participants will learn:

*How your values and beliefs can guide your personal choices regarding medical care through the end of life.

*How to select the best person to speak for you in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself.

*What life-sustaining treatments may be offered to you at the end of life and the pros and cons of each treatment.

*What forms you need to fill out and share with your doctor to document your choices.

More info: snocohealth.org