Operation Marysville Community Christmas, a committee of the Marysville Community Food Bank, 7 a.m. today, Village Restaurant, 17121 28th Drive NE, Marysville. Anyone interested is welcome to help with the group’s holiday food drives and gift collection for the children of food bank clients. Call 360-658-1054.
Camp Fire USA club information meetings, 5:30 to 6:30 tonight, Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe, and 6:30 to 7:30 tonight, Twin City Elementary School, 26221 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Call 425-258-5437.
Community Emergency Response Training by Snohomish Fire and Rescue, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 24, Snohomish Fire Department, 1525 Ave. D, Snohomish. To register for the free class or for more information, call 360-568-2141 or e-mail CERT@snohomishfire.org.
Teen Book Chat, “Dragons &Fantasy,” 7 tonight, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Call 425-257-8030. Enjoy snacks and hear about new fantasy books. The first 30 kids get a free paperback copy of “Dragon’s Keep,” by Seattle fantasy writer Janet Lee Carey. The books were purchased by Everett Elks Lodge 479.
Learn the benefits of using native trees and shrubs, 7 tonight, Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive. Sponsored by the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project through support from Friends of Camano Island Parks. Call 360-387-2236 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mukilteo teens are asked to help plan programs and services at the Mukilteo Library. Free pizza and discussion, 7 tonight, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Call 425-4963-8202.
Line dance class, taught by former Rockette Eleanor Leight as part of Snohomish Senior Center’s health and wellness programs, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26, lower level small hall, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish. Call 360-568-0934.
Mukilteo Farmers Market, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 5, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.
Open mike night in Old Town Mukilteo, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mukilteo Cafe, 619 Fourth St., Mukilteo. Mukilteo ARTS Guild opens the free event to all ages. Reserve a spot by calling 425-423-0450.
South County Farmers Market, 4 p.m. to sunset Wednesdays through Sept. 26, Park Ridge Chapel, 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell. 425-481-8801.
Fern Bluff Squares square dance lessons, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Fern Bluff Grange, U.S. 2 and Cascade View Drive, Sultan. Partner is not required. Call 360-793-2848 or fbs.isquaredance.com.
Free lecture highlighting the current condition of Puget Sound’s water, 7 p.m. Thursday, South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Call 425-357-6020.
Everett Area Newcomers monthly coffee social, 10 a.m. Thursday at a private home in Mukilteo. Call 425-348-9388 for details.
Camp Fire USA club information meeting, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Kent Prairie Elementary School, 8110 207th St. NE, Arlington. Call 425-258-KIDS.
Hospice volunteer information meeting, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave, Everett. Call 425-261-4804.
Learn tips about harvesting, drying and freezing herbs, 7 p.m. Thursday, Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call 425-778-2148.
Third Thursday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, downtown Edmonds. Free admission. Go to www.EdmondsWA.com.
The Sno-King School Retirees, Unit 23, representing school employees in the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline school districts since 1977, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the forming of the group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Edmonds District 15 administrative center, rooms 101 and 102. All members and prospective members are invited to attend. For information, go to www.sksr.org.
Zonta Club of Everett, program meeting with Everett chapter of Soroptomist International, noon Thursday, Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett. Reservations, membership information, call 425-348-3501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mill Creek Library book discussion group, 7 p.m. Thursday, at the library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek. “Tale of Two Cities,” by Charles Dickens. Help decide on books for future meetings.
Downtown Snohomish Kiwanis meets at noon Thursdays, Alfy’s restaurant, 1020 Ave. D, Snohomish.
Snohomish Farmers Market, 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through September, Old Carnegie Library, 105 Cedar St., Snohomish.
Lake Stevens Farmers Market, 5 p.m. to sunset Thursdays through August, North Cove Park, 1806 Main St., Lake Stevens.
Open mike night for musicians and poets at Zippy’s Java Lounge, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 1804 Hewitt Ave., Everett.
Marysville Goodwill is offering a free interviewing skills workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 9315 State Ave., Marysville. Call 360-657-4058 to reserve a place.
Morning for Moms, 9:15 to 11 a.m. third Fridays through June, Mill Creek Community Church, 16415 North Road, Mill Creek. Free child care. Call 425-745-2094.
Drop-off the kids on Friday night and enjoy an evening out. Kids socialize, look at story books, play with toys, eat a snack. For ages 1-7. Set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Edmonds Parks and Recreation, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Cost is $18. Call 425-771-0230 or go online to www.reczone.org.
Caregiver Support Group offered in Lake Stevens, 2 p.m. on the third Friday of each month by Providence Hospice and Home Care. No charge to attend, but call 425-261-4815 for information and to register.
South County Senior Center Friday Fling and dance, 1 to 3 p.m. first and third Fridays of each month, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Call 425-774-5555.
Farmers Market at Country Village, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through September, 23718 Seventh Ave. SE, Bothell.
Young Ladies and Gentlemen manners workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St. Cost is $36 for Mill Creek residents, $41 for nonresidents. See Mill Creek’s fall recreation guide at www.cityofmillcreek.com.
Retirement of U.S. flags by Boy Scout Troops 39 and 53, 5 p.m. Saturday, Maltby Community Park, 20322 Broadway, Snohomish.
Plan Ahead Before You’re Dead financial workshop, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Call 425-493-8202.
A class to help children and parents recognize, avoid and resolve conflicts before they become physical, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Kung Fu 4 Kids Academy, 8213-A State Ave., Marysville. For ages 8 and up. Fee of $10, by Marysville Parks and Recreation. Call 360-363-8400.
Babysitting class, by the Island County chapter of the American Red Cross, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1010 W. Ault Field Road, Oak Harbor.
Edmonds Museum Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October, Bell Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Edmonds. Call 425-774-0900.
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 206th Street SW and 52nd Avenue W., Lynnwood. Call 425-454-6529.
Nature Conservancy walk, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Port Susan Bay Preserve near Stanwood. Free, call to sign up and get directions, 206-343-4345, ext. 345.
Recovery Awareness Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Everett Mall. Sponsored by Providence Everett Medical Center.
Classic car show, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Lakeside Community Fellowship, 14619 28th St. NE, Lake Stevens. Free food, drawing for door prizes.
Free bluegrass music concert featuring the Mission Mountain Trio, 7 p.m. Sunday, Hillcrest Baptist Church, 14030 Sultan Basin Road, Sultan. Call 360-793-7398. Nursery provided.
GriefShare, 13-week grief support group, 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays through Dec. 2, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, south of Lake Stevens Frontier Village at 9613 20th St. SE, Everett. Call 425-334-6817 or go to www.griefshare.org.
An afternoon of poetry with The Jack Straw Writers, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., downtown Everett. Four poets will read from their work, answer questions and present exercises for the audience to improve their own poetry-writing skills.
Everett Farmers Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30, 1600 W. Marine View Drive, Everett.
Happy Hoppers square dance club and Marysville Parks and Recreation offer square dance lessons. Partner is not required. Set for 7 p.m. Monday, Totem Middle School cafeteria, 1605 Seventh St., Marysville. Call 360-659-8277.
Bingo, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Everett Senior Center, 3015 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Children’s story times are planned at the Granite Falls Library. The free events, for children ages 3-5, are scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Oct. 1 at the library, 815 E. Galena St. Call the library at 360-691-6087 or go to www.sno-isle.org.
Tai chi class, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Nov. 27, as part of health and wellness programs at Snohomish Senior Center, lower level small hall, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish. Call 360-568-0934.
Supervised bridge games, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.
Toddler and Preschool-Ready Readers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays for ages 2 to 5 at Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway. Caregiver required. 425-337-4822.
Edmonds Kiwanis Club, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds.
Everett Chess Club, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., downtown Everett.
Register by Sept. 26 for a golf tournament that will benefit Opal House, a nonprofit Guatemalan orphanage and medical clinic. The tournament is set for Oct. 6, at Echo Falls Golf Course, Snohomish. Tee off is at 8 a.m. Cost of $150 per player incudes golf cart, green fees, range balls, putting contest, prizes, lunch and more. Call 425-836-4315.
Creative writing group, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 26, Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Dee Winter, professional writer and former teacher, leads the group. $1 per session. Call 360-387-0222.
Farm Girls Holiday craft event, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Swan’s Trail Farm, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish. Admission is $5. Go to www.TheFarmGirls.com.
Table tennis training. Call for recreational and tournament play times, Everett Senior Activity Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., 425-257-8780. This free program is made possible through a grant from Snohomish County Human Services.
Edmonds Art Studio Tour free, self-guided tour can meet artists at work, see working studios, and purchase recent art. Twenty studios around Edmonds, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 425-741-8001, www.edmondsart studiotour.com.
Whidbey Island Kite Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Camp Casey Conference Center, 1276 S. Engle Road, Coupeville. Free. Call 360-678-9358.
AARP Defensive Driving class, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Evergreen Room, WSU Extension office, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $10, due first day. Call 425-357-6002.
Marysville Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, the Village restaurant, Marysville. Call 360-659-8484.
Sons of Italy of Marysville meets 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Jennings Park, 7027 51st St. NE, Marysville. Call 360-435-6878.
Support groups for widowed men and women, Everett. Call 425-252-7617 or 360-659-7861.
Everett Area Newcomers, monthly social activities. Dates and locations vary. Newsletter available. Call 425-513-8704.
Community Yarn Creations, 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays at Main Street Yarn, Mill Creek Town Center. The knit and crochet group creates items to donate to local agencies. All levels welcome. 425-787-0736.
Teens in Action, sponsored by the Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW, Stanwood. The group is working to make improvements to the Stanwood skate park. 360-629-5257.
Auditions for Reunion Theater Group’s fall comedy, “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, continue through this week. Call Bob Henry, 425-334-1330.
Valley Spinners Guild meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1512 Pine St., Snohomish. Learn to spin wool and lots of other fiber-related arts. All fiber enthusiasts welcome. Call Gretchen Wilson, 360-793-0962.
Mill Creek Senior Walking Group, 10 a.m. Thursdays, meet behind Zinnia Restaurant on Main Street near University Bookstore to walk the North Creek Trail, Mill Creek. 425-337-6970.
Nursing Mamas Circle, breast-feeding information and assistance, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Pregnant women welcome. 425-422-9911.
Mill Creek Senior Center Foundation is looking for volunteers to help raise money to build a new senior center near the Mill Creek County Club. For more information or to volunteer, call 425-742-9125.
Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation seeks volunteer drivers. www.angelcarefoundation.org or 877-417-3484.
Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, 9620 271st St. NW, Stanwood, has volunteer opportunities for youths and adults, including working in the bookstore and doing grounds maintenance. 360-629-5257.
The Everett Food Bank is taking donations from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Volunteers of America, 1230 Broadway, Everett.
The Sultan Food Bank needs volunteers. Especially needed are drivers. Gas costs are reimbursed. No experience is necessary and hours are short and flexible. Call 360-799-0861 or 360-793-8609 or apply in person from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays or 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at 710 First St., Sultan.
Snohomish Community Food Bank needs volunteers to assist with a variety of jobs, including food processing and lifting assistance, on weekday mornings. Must be 16 or older. For information or to volunteer, call 360-568-7993.
Lake Stevens Family Support Center needs volunteers to assist with a variety of jobs, including clerical work, reception, programs, special-event planning, committee work and child-program assistance. For information or to volunteer, call 425-397-7433.