Health Calendars

  • Monday, January 24, 2005 9:00pm
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Childbirth preparation: Fast-track course, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. fourth Saturday, $75. Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish, Arlington; 360-435-2133.

Keys to living a more meaningful life: 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 30, Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St., Marysville; 877-457-4577.

Mindful eating: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 25 through Feb. 15, $35, Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th SE, Monroe; 360-794-1411.

Support groups

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. Fridays in the Health Dept. Building, E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 E. Fifth St., Arlington. 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Freeborn Lutheran Church, 2304 300th St. NW, Stanwood. 8 p.m. Thursdays at United Methodist Church, 27112 102nd Drive, Stanwood. 8 p.m. Fridays at the Health Dept. Building, E. Camano Drive, Camano Island.

Al-Anon Family Group: 6 p.m. Sundays at Camano Senior Center, 141 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturdays at Lake Stevens First Baptist Church, Main Street, Lake Stevens. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays at Marysville School District Service Center, 4220 80th St. NE, Marysville, in the Strawberry Room. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett, handicapped accessible most meetings.

Al-Anon/Alateen: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 1600 Pine Ave., Snohomish. Child care provided; 425-379-0905. Also, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 Fifth St., Arlington.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Free help for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Volunteers needed. 425-861-5655,,

Arthritis: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28 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.

Breast cancer: 10 to 11:30 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Providence Everett Medical Center, Pacific Campus; 425-258-7796.

Cancer: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 31 at Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th SE, Monroe; 360-794-1411.

Caregivers: 1 to 2:30 p.m. fourth Fridays at Family Support Center, 6330 195th St. SW, Lynnwood. 425-670-8984; 6:30 to 8 p.m. first Mondays and 1 to 2:30 p.m. third Wednesdays at Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County. 425-261-4808.

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

Co-dependents Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. Mondays at First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-334-4316.

Co-dependents Anonymous: Womens focus group for healthy relationships. 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Washington Oaks Retirement Center, third floor, 1717 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-876-1811.

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.

Debtors Anonymous: Twelve-step program, 7 p.m. Mondays at 1906 Grand Ave., Everett; Jim, 425-259-2386.

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

Moms of Maltby: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Maltby Christian Assembly, 9322 Paradise Lake Road, Snohomish; 425-489-9898 or 360-668-4180.

Mothers &More: Support group for women who care for their children at home, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Call Erin at 425-745-5912 or e-mail Web site,

Narcotics Anonymous: 24-hour help line at 425-609-6170.

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, Mount Adams room, 13330 Rockefeller, Everett. 425-239-6513.

Parents of children with special needs: 7 to 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday of the month at Family Support Center, 6330 195th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-670-8984. First Mondays at 7 p.m. Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; 425-775-2776.

Parkinsons disease: 2 p.m. fourth Saturdays in the Rainier Room of the medical office building next to Providence Everett Colby campus. No meetings in July, August or December; 425-338-3136.

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 mammograms, diagnostic services and assistance 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 and discussion at 12:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays in east county. Call for locations, 425-252-7617.

Women Helping Women: Cancer support group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays at Providence Everett Medical Center, Pacific Campus; 425-258-7796.

Working parents: 5:30 to 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays at Family Support Center, 6330 195th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-670-8984.


Blood drives: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25, Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28, Top Foods, 1301 Ave. D., Snohomish; 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 28, American Red Cross, Boeing Room, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett. Volunteers are needed for mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Hours are flexible. Call 800-266-4033 or visit

Change Your Life Medicine lecture series: Free 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. Introduction to acupuncture, Jan. 25.

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

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

Mental health treatment: Available for women who can benefit from counseling but are not in need of intensive mental health treatment, free or sliding fee. For information, call 425-774-9843, ext. 301.

Power wheelchairs available: Three Wishes Inc. offers wheelchairs for seniors and the disabled who qualify. For information, call 800-839-5715.

Senior co-ed tennis group: Seniors interested in joining a co-ed senior tennis group at 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 425-257-8780.

Walkin in the Rain: Health fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29. Monroe Junior High School commons, 1408 W. Main St., Monroe; 360-794-1411.


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

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

Crohns disease study: Seeking volunteers in a drug study for Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulation Factors at University of Washington Medical Center. Call 206-221-3338.

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

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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