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Auto and work injury class: Chiropractic massage, nutrition, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Auto and Work Injury Clinic, Marysville. Registration required; 360-653-8307.

Childbirth preparation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 19 through Feb. 2, $60, Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; 360-794-1411.

First-aid basics: 8 a.m. to noon third Saturday of each month. $25. Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington; 360-435-2133, ext. 4705.

First aid, safety, CPR, and AED awareness: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 18, two-year certification, $48, at Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; 360-794-1411.

Fitness: Balance, flexibility, strength, aerobics; 8:25 to 9:20 a.m. and 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; $25 members, $30 nonmembers; bring mat or towel; Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; 425-487-2441.

Foot care clinic for seniors: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. first Wednesdays at Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. $8 per person. 360-435-1148.

Senior exercise: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $2, at Arbor Place, Silver Lake, 12806 Bothell Everett Highway, Everett; 425-338-3227.

Support groups

Arthritis: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-7403.

Brain injury and stroke survivors: For caregivers and family, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Edmonds Community College, Meadowdale Building, Room 124, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-776-7264.

Cancer: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 27 at Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; 360-794-1411.

Caregivers: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-7403.

Childhood sexual abuse and rape: For adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape. Call Eileen at 425-355-1736.

Counseling services for women: $10 to $60 per session based on sliding fee scale. Downtown Everett and Lynnwood locations; 425-774-9843, ext. 301, or 877-773-9843, ext. 301.

Diabetes: 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 20 at the Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-7403.

DivorceCare: Divorce recovery, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Monroe Community Chapel, 23515 Old Owen Road, Monroe; 360-794-6599.

Friends and Family of Eating Disorder Victims: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Pilchuck Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 360-659-5559.

Grief: Drop-in group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays at Stevens Hospital, Kruger Quiet Room, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds; 425-640-4404.

La Leche League: 10 a.m. second Tuesdays of each month at St. Michael’s Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish, 360-793-0219, 425-379-5989; 7 p.m. first Tuesdays of each month at Hope Lutheran Brethren Church, 11329 23rd Drive SE, Everett, 425-379-5989; 1 p.m. first Thursdays of each month, call for location, 360-793-2128, 360-793-0219; 10 a.m. second Thursdays of each month at Mountain View Presbyterian, 5115 100th NE, Marysville, 425-397-9757; noon third Thursdays of each month at Valley General Hospital, Cafe Corner, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, 360-863-1316; 10:30 a.m. third Mondays of each month at Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW, Stanwood, 360-629-6189. La Leche League helplines, 425-303-0311 or 800-525-3243,

Overeaters Anonymous: 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Providence Hospital, Padavon room, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. 9 a.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Dr. NW, Stanwood. 6:30 p.m. Fridays at Providence Hospital Medical Center, Mt. Adams room, 13330 Rockefeller, Everett. 425-239-6513.

PFLAG: Parents, families &friends of lesbians &gays, 7 p.m. Dec. 20, First Congregational Church of Everett, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 360-863-8222.

Sight impaired: “Spark in the Dark” meets from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Edmonds South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds; 425-774-5555 or 425-742-7727.

T.O.P.S.: Everett Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Delta Baptist Church, 2901 16th St., Everett; 425-347-1950. Marysville Chapter, 7 p.m. Mondays at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Ave. NE, Marysville; 360-657-2228 or 360-658-4667. Arlington Chapter, 6:20 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Arlington Hospital, Cascade room, 330 Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington; 360-654-3446.

Transitions: Social support group, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, free. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; 425-487-2441.

Washington Breast &Cervical Health Program: Free mammography screening, diagnostic services and assists women in finding treatment; 800-865-3647.

Widowed Information and Consultation Services: Open discussion 11 a.m. Mondays in Everett, group for newly widowed 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Everett. Day support group 1 p.m. Thursdays in south county, and luncheon/discussion at 12:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays in east county. Call for locations, 425-252-7617.


Adoption meeting: Informational meeting for prospective adoptive parents, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Open Adoption and Family Services, 1737 NW 56th St., Suite 102, Seattle; 206-782-0442,

Blood drives: Noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 14, Arlington Heights Community Club, 12221 Arlington Heights Road, Arlington; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 19, Grand Taj Family Indian Restaurant, 600 91st Ave. NE, Everett; 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 20, Granite Falls Knights of Columbus, 410 Cascade Ave., Granite Falls; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, Marysville Care Center, 1821 Grove St., Marysville. Volunteers are needed for mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Hours are flexible. Call 800-266-4033 or visit

Book fair benefit, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 17. Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; 360-794-1411.

“Change Your Life Medicine” lecture series: Free community lectures on naturopathic medicine, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Northwest Center for Optimal Health, 316 State Ave., Marysville. 360-651-9355. Preventative medicine, Dec. 14.

“Focus on Healing”: An exercise program for breast cancer survivors and others with chronic conditions, 9 a.m. Fridays, $50 for six weeks. Stevens Hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds; 425-640-4034.

Heart screenings: By appointment, $30. Stevens Hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds; 425-640-4330.

Holiday mediation services: Free services for parent having difficulty determining where children will spend the holidays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Dec. 17. 425-339-1335.

Mammograms and wellness exams: Positive Women’s Network offers free or low-cost mammograms and yearly wellness exams. Call 425-259-9899 or 888-651-8931 for details.

Smilemobile: Dental office on wheels for children of limited-income families, through Dec. 17, by appointment. Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; 360-794-1411.


Angel Care-Breast Cancer Foundation: Trained survivors offering free emotional support. Training provided. Volunteers needed. 425-861-5655,

Stanwood Senior Center is seeking volunteers to help with bingo on Thursday and Sunday evenings, day-trip drivers for 15 passenger van and thrift shop help, 360-629-7403.

Bone marrow donors: Puget Sound Blood Center is a donor recruitment center for the National Marrow Donor Program. Call 206-292-1897, 800-366-2831 or visit

Licensed massage therapists: The Positive Women’s Network is looking for volunteer licensed massage practitioners. Call 888-651-8931.

Providence Hospice &Home Care of Snohomish County: An information meeting for those interested in volunteering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Stanwood Fire Station. Classes are Jan. 6 through Feb. 3. 425-261-4808.

Senior to Senior: A peer support group for ages 55 years and older is seeking volunteers interested in helping other adults who need emotional support. 425-835-5887 or 425-835-5882.

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