Community Calendar

Washington State University online degree program open house, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, Everett Station University Center, 3201 Smith Ave., Everett.

Shirts n Skirts teen square dance club offers lessons at 6:30 p.m. today at Canyon Park Junior High School, 23723 23rd Ave. SE, Bothell. 425-487-0270. Dances include round dancing, waltz, tango, jive and more. For ages 12-19.

Snohomish Historical Society plans an appreciation party for volunteers at 7 p.m. today at the Waltz building, 116 Ave. B, Snohomish.



“Appraising Life’s Valuables” luncheon, presented by Mill Creek Christian Women’s Club, 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek. 425-775-0868.

Fern Bluff Squares offers beginning square dance lessons, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fern Bluff Grange, U.S. 2 and Cascade View Drive, Sultan. 360-793-2848.

Fire District 7 offers pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Oct. 12 and Dec. 2. Class begins at 9 a.m. Thursday at 8010 180th St. SE, Clearview. Registration is required. 425-486-1217.

A Snohomish County job fair, hosted by Everett Community College, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at 2000 Tower St., Everett. More than 40 employers from a variety of industries are planning to attend the fair and many are hoping to hire immediately. The job fair includes a free resume critiquing center and computers will be available for online applications. Free parking for the job fair is available in the lot at 10th and Broadway. Job fair parking is not allowed on the college’s main campus. For more information about the free event, call 425-388-9196 or go online to

“An Inconvenient Truth,” produced by Al Gore, will be shown free of charge at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Congregational UCC Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. A discussion will follow. 425-252-7224.

Mukilteo Historical Society meets 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. 425-513-9602.

Sustainable Living Institute will show two films, “Going Green: How to Reduce Your Garbage” and “Ways to Live, Exploring Community” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the historic Waltz Building, 116 Ave. B, Snohomish.



Edmonds VFW Post 8870 and Ladies Auxiliary meet noon, South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. 425-778-3762.



Arlington Garden Club sponsors a talk by Jordan Nursery owner Kevin Jones on plant propagation at 10 a.m. Saturday in the community room of the Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. 360-403-7769.

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center “Steppin’ Out,” dinner auction, Saturday, St. Pius X Church, Mountlake Terrace. $22, $25 door. 425-672-2407.

Spaghetti feed fundraiser, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Peace Lutheran Church, 1717 Larson Road, Silvana. Benefits couple injured in a June car accident. Entertainment, “Voices of Peace.”

Snohomish Seniors pancake and waffle breakfast, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Michael’s Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish. $4, $3 children. Benefits senior programs.

Everett chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 10 a.m. Saturday, Snohomish Public Library, 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish.

Stanwood’s Daughters of Norway Ingeborg Lodge No. 43, 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sons of Norway Lodge, 9910 270th St. NW, Stanwood. Scandinavian auction, 10 a.m. Smorgasbord served at noon. Women of Scandinavian descent or wives of Scandinavians are welcome to join us. 360-387-0992.

The Everett Branch of American Association of University Women hosts speaker Tyna Ek, a Gonzaga graduate with a law degree from the University of Washington, who talks about the challenges of being a leader in a still largely male-led profession. The meeting is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Everett Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. 425-252-8191.

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation gala and auction is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe. Cost is $40 or $75 per couple. For tickets and information, call 800-342-1936, ext. 7067.

Open microphone night in Snohomish is 6 p.m. Saturday, Tim Noah Thumbnail theater, historic Church of Christ building, Fourth Street and Avenue D, Snohomish. Participants of all ages are welcome.

Hearing Loss Association of Snohomish County meets 11 a.m. Saturday at the PUD building, 2320 California St., Everett. Videophones and text messaging devices are the topic. 360-653-6746.



Edmonds Christian Church offers a contemplative or Taiz-style service 6 p.m. Sunday, 23010 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. 425-775-5212.

South County Senior Center’s Sunday Dance is 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Music by the Sound Waves.



Create your own Web site in a class at the South Snohomish Senior Center. The class is 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 23 at the center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. For fee and registration information, call 425-774-5555.



Brier Library offers a Night of Mysteries, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 23303 Brier Road. Bring your favorite mystery book to share. 425-483-0888.

Mill Creek senior walking group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the parking lot just up the hill from the waterwheel on the corner of Mill Creek Boulevard and Bothell-Everett Highway. 425-743-3424.

Snohomish First Presbyterian Church offers a five-week lecture series on Middle East and Arab world issues beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1306 Lake View Ave., Snohomish. 360-568-6498.



Arlington High School homecoming parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 along Olympic Avenue. Pep and coronation assembly follows at Haller Middle School, 600 E. First St., Arlington. (The homecoming game is 7 p.m. Oct. 20.)

Learn techniques for pruning while protecting the health of mature trees and preserving slope stability, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive. Friends of Camano Island Parks. 360-387-2236

United Way of Snohomish County sponsors a free seminar on the basics of estate planning. Advisors will include an accountant, a lawyer, a financial planner and trust officer. The event is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at 917 134th St. SW, Everett. 425-921-3404 to register.

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“The Starving Housewives Harvest Holiday Craft and Antique Show,” Local 302 Union Hall, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 21311 107th Ave. SE, Snohomish.

Columbia College late fall semester registration open. Classes are open to military personnel and the public. Course offerings can be viewed at Classes are conducted at Naval Station Everett and the Navy Support Complex in Marysville.

Marysville Rock and Gem Club presents its 32nd annual Rocktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the cafeteria at Marysville Junior High School, Seventh Street and State Avenue. Exhibits, prizes, demonstrations, food. 360-658-5757.



Through May, the Mill Creek Women’s Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at Mill Creek Country Club. 425-948-1441.

Bowenwork Practitioners’ chapter meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. 360-658-6071.

Marysville Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Village Restaurant, 220 Ash St., Marysville. 360-659-8484.

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.

Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays of Snohomish County meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday, First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

Home League, the women’s group of the Salvation Army of Everett, meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Salvation Army building, 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett, to work on service projects.

Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group where “community conversation occurs without convincing, correcting or condemning,” is at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Monroe Public Library, 1070 Village Way. 425-344-7673.

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 2 p.m. Saturdays. 425-775-6267.

Homicide survivor peer support group offers a safe setting for sharing after the homicide of a loved one. Presented by Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims, the group meets the first Thursday of each month. 800-346-7555 for time and location.

Yoga and Pilates classes: Offered by West Coast Family Aquatic Center. $5 per class. All classes taught by certified instructors. Morning and evening classes Monday through Thursday at 15622 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek. 425-745-3474.

Everett Exchange Club meetings: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Vintage Cafe, 1508 Hewitt Ave., Everett. 360-658-0461, info@

MG Car Club Northwest meeting: Open to anyone with an interest in MG automobiles or British sports cars. 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month at Elmer’s Restaurant, 3471 184th St. SW, Lynnwood. 206-228-5665.

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

Families for Kids training classes: A program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, providing support services for foster, adoptive and kinship-care providers in Washington. Meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Denny’s Restaurant, 2903 Pacific Ave., Everett. 425-268-7145.

Ballroom dance: Dancing and live band. $4. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. 425-487-2441.

Everett Chess Club: Free, all ages and skill levels. 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Espresso Americano, Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. 425-514-3209,

Friday night singles dance: Dancing, DJ. $8. 21 and older. 8 p.m. to midnight, first Friday of each month, Laurelwood Reception Hall and Event Center, 123 N. Blakeley St., Monroe. 360-794-8317.

Lindbeck dance: Harry Lindbeck plays smooth dance music. $5. 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. 425-252-0291.

Public dance: Sno-King International Folk Dance Club. $5, $3 members. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. 425-454-6529, 425-889-0541.

Social club: Razzmatazz Dance and Social Club hosts smoke-free events with dancing and a DJ. Fourth Saturday of each month at Laurelwood Reception Hall and Event Center, 123 N. Blakeley St., Monroe. 360-794-8317.

Tango lessons: With Ina and Jon Howe. Small donation. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays at Everett Senior Activity Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. 425-257-8780.

Adult first aid and CPR recertification: $25, current card required. 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month at Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. 360-435-2133, ext. 4705.

Building family strengths: Free parenting class offered by Pathways for Women YWCA. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Lynnwood; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Everett. 425-774-9843, ext. 223.

Foot-care clinic for seniors: $10 per person, registration required. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Tuesday at Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care Center, 875 Wesley St., Suite 210, Arlington. 360-435-8158.

Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group: Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. 425-744-6588.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: Activities include saltwater outings and kayaking classes. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Walter E. Hall Golf Course meeting room, Everett. 425-423-0883. http://nsseakayaker.

Pilchuck Audubon: Birding trips and education. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Cascade Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-0926.

Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club: A club for those dedicated to metal detecting. Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Washington National Guard Armory, 2730 Oakes Ave., Everett. 425-481-1484.

Snohomish County Mycological Society: Activities include educational events, field trips, shows and classes. Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Baker Heights Community Center, 14th and Poplar streets, Everett.

Washington Bass Association: Meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Meadowdale Community Center, 6801 N. Meadowdale Road, Lynnwood.

Bluegrass and Country Music Makers Association: Bluegrass jam sessions, free. Dinner following, donation requested. 1 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Darrington Community Center. 360-436-1179, 360-436-1006.

Jazz jam: 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays with the Tony Chop Jazz Trio. Wired &Unplugged Internet Coffeehouse, 717 First St., Snohomish. 360-568-2472.

Old Time &Country Music Association: Free jam sessions, 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Everett. 425-334-5769.

Open electric and acoustic jam session: Downbeat electric and jazz. 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Stewart’s of Snohomish, 709 First St., Snohomish. 360-568-4684.

Washington Old-Time Fiddlers Association: Jam sessions the second and fourth Fridays of each month. 5 p.m., Celtic group; 6 p.m., workshop; 7 p.m., circle jam. Youth jam at 7 p.m. second Fridays. Free. Old Arlington High School, 135 S. French St., Arlington. 360-691-5907,



Downsizing? Moving? New &Again, a nonprofit thrift shop supporting the Snohomish County Center for Battered Women, needs your clean, gently used furniture. Pick-up of items not available; drop off items at 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-258-4428.

MS Helping Hands seeks volunteers and donations: The Donor Closet carries and accepts donations of items that help people with disabilities. It is currently collecting dolls and stuffed animals for children affected by Hurricane Katrina. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 425-712-1804.

The all-volunteer Sultan Food Bank needs donations: Food and money are needed to continue helping families in Sultan, Gold Bar, Index, Baring and other communities. The food bank, which is now separate from the Sky Valley Food Bank in Monroe, feeds about 200 families a week. Drop off food at 703 First St. from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays or 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. Mail cash donations to the Sultan Food Bank, P.O. Box 1181, Sultan, WA 98294.

Foster homes for dogs needed: Can you provide a home for a dog for a few months and provide some basic training? If so, the Humane Society in Arlington needs your help. A 6-foot fence is necessary. The shelter in Arlington also is looking for volunteer workers., 360-652-5844,

The Lynnwood Police Department is recruiting men and women for its police cadet program: Cadets perform duties such as clerical and data-entry tasks, community presentations, crowd control and park patrols. Applications are available at City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. 425-775-1971.

The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisers HelpLine is seeking new volunteers in Snohomish County to help offer information on Medicare. To volunteer, contact James Pham at 425-290-1256 or e-mail The Snohomish SHIBA HelpLine office is at 8221 44th Ave. W., Mukilteo. Volunteers must be able to assure confidentiality to clients and cannot be affiliated with any insurance company, product or service. Training is offered. The helpline is sponsored by the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

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