Become a savvy car buyer in a class at 7 tonight, Edmonds Parks and Recreation, 700 Main St., Edmonds. To register, call 425-771-0230.
“Fragile X” author Elizabeth Griffin will discuss the story of her son, who has a genetic disorder, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Triton Union Building, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.
Community Emergency Response Team training, 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Stevens Hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Learn to respond to fires, earthquakes and other disasters. To register, call 425-776-3722.
Japanese flower arrangement class, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays through May 3, Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave. W. Cost is $60 for residents and $64 for nonresidents. Call 425-771-4030.
Credit report tips, a free presentation by Loretta Saarinen from the Boeing Employees Credit Union, 7 p.m. Thursday, Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.
Knitting 101, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Edmonds Parks and Recreation, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Cost is $18 plus $10 supply fee.
Green Thumb 101, 7 p.m. Thursday, Darrington Public Library, 1005 Cascade St., Darrington.
Edmonds Community College’s wheelchair basketball team, The Rolling Tritons, takes on students and staff in a demonstration match 7 p.m. Friday at Seaview Gym, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The $5 admission includes a T-shirt while supplies last. A silent auction during the game supports the Services for Students with Disabilities Scholarship Fund.
Fantastic Fridays series offers an evening of theater and comedy for families, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Edmonds Community College Triton Union Building, 20200 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Free performances.
Daughters of Norway, Ingeborg Lodge No. 43, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sons of Norway Lodge, 9910 270th St. NW, Stanwood. Ceramics demonstration by Karen Gates of Cool Pooch Ceramics on Camano Island.
Edmonds Branch of the American Association of University Women, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Community College, Snohomish Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W., Edmonds. Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit will give a talk titled “What’s Going On In Our Schools.” Election of officers, book sale, pastries and coffee.
Four people with cochlear implants will share their experiences at the Hearing Loss Association of Snohomish County meeting, set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish County PUD building, 2320 California St., Everett. Helpful listening devices and real-time captioning provided.
Everett AquaSox day-of-game hiring event, the Frog Fair, is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett. Jobs available during the 39-game season include positions involving concessions, tickets, gates, section leaders, vendors and stadium maintenance. Interested applicants must call the AquaSox at 425-258-3673 to make an appointment to attend.
Stanwood Eagles steak-and-prawns dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, FOE 3041, 6419 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. A dance will follow. Cost is $10. For more information regarding charities, events and membership, go to www.foe.com/3041.
Hundreds of donated prom dresses and accessories will be available free for selection by junior and senior high school girls at the Royal Enchantments Prom Dress Giveaway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14, North Everett Boys &Girls Club, 2316 12th St., Everett. For an appointment, e-mail RoyalEnchantment@ hotmail.com or call 425-268-3129.
New and gently used sporting equipment is being collected benefit the Edmonds Boys &Girls Club. Boy Scout Troop 312 will take donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the club, 310 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds. For more information, call 425-776-1622.
Community health fair, sponsored by four Snohomish-area churches, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1305 Pine Ave., Snohomish.
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call 425-454-6529.
Northwest Junior Pipe Band, which includes members from Snohomish County, has scheduled its second annual concert and fundraising auction for Saturday at 15343 25th Ave. NE, Shoreline. A family matinee will be at 3 p.m. A silent auction is at 6 p.m., and the main concert will be at 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Scottish and Irish dancers also will perform. For more information, go to www.nwjpb.org.
Volunteer Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. More than 70 organizations are participating. Sign up to volunteer or get help with your project. Call 425-921-3459.
Safe driving class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. To register, call 360-387-0222.
Country barn dance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Monroe Eagles, 114 Lewis St., Monroe. Free admission. Waltz, cha-cha, reggae. Call 360-651-9633.
Walk for fun and fitness, a 10-kilometer walk through downtown Everett, 10 a.m. Saturday. Meet at Providence medical center, 1321 Colby, Everett. Departs from the 13th Street lobby.
First aid training offered by Monroe Fire District 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 163 Village Court, Monroe. Cost is $30. To register, call 360-794-7666.
Writing workshop, 11 a.m. Saturday, Everett Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. Children’s writer and educator Mindy Hardwick will speak. Call 425-337-5220. American Association of University Women, Everett branch.
Spring fashion show, Snohomish Seniors, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish. Tickets are $10. Call 360-568-0934.
Claytown Park cleanup and dandelion dig, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, 1329 Ave. I, Snohomish. Sponsored by Adopt-A-Park program.
Creating a garden sanctuary, presented by master gardener Bob Barca, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington.
Children’s Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 47th Place W. Play with animated talking picture books.
East County Senior Center special day for family caregivers, including grandparents raising grandchildren, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Call 360-794-6359.
Horseshoe Grange roast beef dinner will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the grange hall, 10624 Broadway, south of Snohomish near the Cathcart store.
A free heifer petting zoo, sponsored by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday on the church’s front lawn, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Entertainment is planned, and church pastors are expected to kiss the cows. The church also will register students for its preschool. The event celebrates the church congregation’s raising of $10,000 for the Heifer Project, an international program that helps families in poor countries.
South Whidbey Historical Society meeting, 1 p.m. Sunday, Bayview Senior Center, 14594 Highway 525, Langley. Linda McCune will discuss her late husband’s Emmy-winning documentary work.
Camano Island Disaster Action team meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Madrona Fire Hall, 916 Fifth St., Camano Island. For more information, call the Island County Red Cross chapter at 888-216-5727.
Everett Eagles Concert Band is seeking musicians. All instruments and ability levels are welcome. Rehearsals take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Eagles Club, 3726 Broadway, Everett. The band performs at community and charity events in the Everett area. Call 425-319-7088.
Voices Northwest, female chorus meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine St., Snohomish. Call 360-563-9520.
English as a second language, a free class for people 16 and older, 6 p.m. Tuesday through May 15, Stanwood Camano Resource Center, 9620 271st St. NW, Stanwood. Advance registration required; free child care provided. Call the center at 360-629-5257 to register.
Valley Spinners Guild meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1512 Pine Ave., Snohomish. The guild brings together wool and fiber producers, spinners, weavers and other fiber artists. Visitors are welcome. The April 17 meeting doubles as a sales event. Call 206-931-7200.
Mukilteo and Lynnwood pet owners can license their animals at Tag Day, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at PAWS, 15305 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The first 50 Mukilteo dog owners who license their rabies-vaccinated animals will receive a free identification microchip and national registration. Lynnwood cat and dog owners whose animals are spayed or neutered also will receive the free microchip and national registration. Call Lynnwood Animal Control at 425-744-6982 or Mukilteo Animal Control at 425-353-8222.
Literacy volunteers at Everett Community College will be honored at a program set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parks Student Union, 2000 Tower St., Everett. The 55 volunteer tutors donate at least two hours a week to help students. For more information, call 425-388-9524.
Dream-builders auction, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 122 128th St. SW, Everett. Meet Big Brothers Big Sisters and other volunteers. Call 425-304-1571 to register.
Senior issue discussion luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Snohomish Seniors, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish. Call 360-568-0934.
Friends of Camano Island Parks, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Tips for birding, hiking and gardening. Call 360-387-2236.
A garage sale to benefit a team planning a mission in Cambodia is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 604 Ave. C, Snohomish. The Snohomish Free Methodist Church youth group plans to sell cookies, candles, jewelry and more.
Free tax help through Friday, Edmonds Community College, Mountlake Terrace Hall 212, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays. 425-640-1874.
Free tax help through Saturday, United Way tax preparation site, Boys &Girls Club, 2316 12th St., Everett. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. No appointment necessary.
Defensive driving class, 1 to 5 p.m. April 18 and 19, South County Senior Center Activities, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Call 774-5555. Cost is $10. Must attend both days to receive certificate.
Driver safety class, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 and 20, Group Health Cooperative, 2930 Maple St., Everett. Call 425-261-1810 to register. A $10 fee covers the cost of materials.
Health and safety fair, Thursday through Saturday, Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. Call 425-776-9173.
“Cats,” a performance by Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center students, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 23200 100th Ave. W., Edmonds. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Driver safety class, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Snohomish Seniors, St. Michael’s Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish. Call 360-568-0934.
Photography show, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Robin’s Nest, 109 S. Granite Ave., Granite Falls. Exhibit includes digital, infrared, pinhole, macro and portrait works.
Stanwood Eagles, FOE 3041, meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6419 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. 360-629-3224.For more information about charities and events, go to www.foe.com/3041.
Snohomish County Music Teachers Association meets at 9:15 a.m. third Mondays, Dorothy Jayne Dance Studio, 2931 Bond St., Everett. Go to www.scmta.wsmta.net.
Senior dance, 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett. Free admission.
Mill Creek Garden Club, 11 a.m. second Tuesdays, Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek.
Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group where “community conversation occurs without convincing, correcting or condemning,” meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Monroe Public Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe. 425-344-7673.
Everett Evergreen Kiwanis Club, 7 a.m. Fridays, Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. The club is looking for new members. Call Gloria Smith, 425-742-2152.
Lake Stevens American Legion Post 181 meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lake Stevens Senior Center, 1812 124th Ave. NE, next to city hall and the library in downtown Lake Stevens. 425-334-6520.
Swedish pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. Cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children.
Senior dance, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through March 28, Everett Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett.
Mill Creek Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Mitzel’s Restaurant, 303 128th St. SW, Everett. 425-481-0462.
Rotary Hispanic Center, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, New Beginnings Church, 21705 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace.
Everett Area Newcomers: Dates, locations and activities vary. Monthly newsletter available. 425-513-8704.
Marysville American Legion meets the third Thursday of each month at the American Legion Hall, Second Street and Cedar Avenue, Marysville. 360-653-5357.
Old Snohomish Antique and Classic Motorcycle Show. Help organize the largest one-day bike show in the state. Meetings are 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the New Red Lotus Restaurant, Snohomish. 360-568-7820.
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers drop-in beginning genealogy classes during open hours. Located in Heritage Park, 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The society meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Lynnwood Public Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. Problem-solving session at 6 p.m. 425-775-6267.
MG Car Club Northwest meeting: Open to anyone interested in MG automobiles or other British sports cars, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month at Elmer’s Restaurant, 3471 184th St. SW, Lynnwood. 206-228-5665.
Support groups for recently bereaved men and women. Widowed Information and Consultation Services of Snohomish County offers help for those who have lost a spouse. 425-252-7617.