Community Calendar

Carl Zapora, president of United Way of Snohomish County, speaks to the Everett Central Lions Club: Noon today at the Everett Elks Club, 2731 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-4400.

Health meeting: Sponsored by the governor’s Mental Health Transformation Grant Office. Officials would like to hear stories from children, youths and families who use the mental health system. They want to hear what works, what doesn’t and what improvements could be made. 3-6 p.m. today at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. 360-902-0870.

The Reunion Theatre Group of Everett holds auditions for “Sylvia”: This romantic comedy is about a couple and the dog that comes into their life. The part of Sylvia – which is for a human, not a dog – has not yet been cast. Thursday, 1114 Pacific Ave., Everett. 425-334-1330.



Conservation District plant sale: 21st annual event hosted by the Snohomish Conservation District. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. 425-335-5634, ext. 4,



Community breakfast: Rise and shine to a hearty feast of pancakes or biscuits with gravy, scrambled eggs with or without ham, orange juice and coffee. $4. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday at South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. 425-774-5555,

First aid/CPR renewal: $25, registration required. 6 -9 p.m. Friday at Marysville YMCA, 6420 60th Drive NE. 360-653-9522, ext. 104.

World Day of Prayer: International event, “Signs of the Times,” led by women from South County churches. Join the women of South Africa in prayer and song to support women’s ecumenical ministries toward justice, peace, healing and wholeness. An offering to support the work of World Day of Prayer and HIV/AIDS ministries in South Africa and the U.S. will be taken. 10 a.m. reception, 10:30 a.m. service, Friday at Second Baptist Church, 2801 Virginia St., Everett. 425-259-6545.



Kamiak High School Performing Arts Boosters auction, “A Knight of Wine and Roses”: $35, includes dinner. 6 p.m. Saturday at Harbour Pointe Tech Center, 6500 Harbour Heights Parkway, Mukilteo. 425-742-0392.

MS Helping Hands car wash fundraiser: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at 409 Howell Way, Edmonds. Volunteers needed. 425-712-1804.

Little League softball coaches clinic: 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W. The program is for coaches working with players ages 7-16. 425-431-5693.

Richie Havens: $29.50 and $39.50. 8 p.m. Saturday at Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell. 800-992-8499.

South End String Band: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. 800-638-7631,

Bite of Norway: Third annual event features traditional Norwegian foods. $1. 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Silvana Hall, 1331 Pioneer Highway, Silvana. 360-734-7753.



Snohomish Master Gardeners series: Learn to grow small fruits and berries. Free discussion. Noon Sunday at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. 425-334-2002.



Blood drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Providence Everett Medical Center, 1321 Colby Ave., Everett.



Henry Cloud: The author addresses character integrity via satellite on CNN. Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Community Church, 10220 238th St. SW, Edmonds. 206-542-8883.



Blood drives: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, public safety building, 1635 Grove St., Marysville. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Providence Everett Medical Center, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Granite Falls High School, 405 N. Alder Ave., Granite Falls. Volunteers are needed for mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Hours are flexible. Call 800-266-4033 or go to

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Stanwood Community and Senior Center spring arts and crafts show: Tables are $12 for members, $15 for non-members. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood. 360-629-7403, ext. 114.

Blood drives: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, public safety building, 1635 Grove St., Marysville. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Providence Everett Medical Center, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Granite Falls High School, 405 N. Alder Ave., Granite Falls. Volunteers are needed for mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Hours are flexible. Call 800-266-4033 or visit

Emery’s Garden classes: Sweet pea weekend, 10 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday. Fruit tree pruning, 1 p.m. Wednesday. 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood. 425-743-4555,

Sunnyside Nursery classes: Growing fruit trees. $5. Registration suggested. 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. 425-334-2002.

Wight’s Home &Garden classes: Rose gardening with Rebecca Rynne, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Decorating with Susan, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. 425-775-3636.

Everett Women’s Film Festival: Ninth annual event. $10-$34. 6 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett.

Penn Cove Mussel Festival: The 20th annual celebration features tastings, cooking demonstrations, mussel chowder competition, crafts, boat tours of Mussel Farm, beer tent, scavenger hunts. 10:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Coupeville Recreation Hall and other locations, Coupeville. 360-678-1100, www.penncove



Immerse Yourself in Puget Sound: Beach Watcher training, 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in Jennings Park, Marysville. 360-333-7977, 425-357-6020,

MG Car Club NW meeting: Open to all with an interest in MG automobiles or British sports cars. 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month at Elmers Restaurant, 3471 184th Street SW, Lynnwood. 206-228-5665.

Buddhist meditation and dharma talk, “No Fear: Overcoming Fear and Anxiety”: Jody Monahan of the Vajralama Buddhist Center will lead a guided meditation, a short talk and a question and answer session. Each class is $10, or $5 for students and seniors. Everyone is welcome to attend this drop-in class, regardless of experience or belief. 7:30-9 a.m. March 9, 16, 23, 30 at Anabel’s Framing and Gallery, 2531 Broadway Ave., Everett. 206-526-9565,,

“On Golden Pond”: Village Theatre presents Ernest Thompson’s classic play about the strength, compassion and devotion of the indomitable human spirit. $20-$44. 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 7 p.m. selected Sundays through March 19. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600,

“Pollyanna”: Whidbey Playhouse presents the play based on the Eleanor Porter children’s classic. $10. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 18. 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. 360-679-2237,

“Rough Crossing”: New Everett Theatre presents Tom Stoppard’s play about two failing playwrights struggling to get their next Broadway blockbuster ready for performance upon their arrival in New York. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays March 10-26, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-258-6766,

“The Curious Savage”: Camwood Players, through March 18. The inmates of a mental asylum prove to be more sane than those on the outside in this comedy by John Patrick. Stillaguamish Grange, 6521 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. 360-629-4494.

“Squabbles”: Sky Performing Arts presents a high-spirited comedy by Marshall Karp. $10, $8 students, seniors, military. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 12 at Wagner Memorial Auditorium, 639 W. Main St., Monroe. 360-863-1663.

Green thumbs: Workshop series sponsored by the Arlington Garden Club. $2 donation requested. 10-11:30 a.m. second Saturdays through May at the Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. 360-403-7769.

Boeing Retiree Group (Bluebills): Dedicated to providing opportunities to volunteer time and experience to improve the quality of life in the community. Activities include volunteer opportunities, speakers and social events. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at Boeing Activity Center. 425-717-3755.

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

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

Open gym: Offered by the city of Mountlake Terrace. Cost is $3 per person. 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays at Terrace Park School. 425-640-3101.

Open gym: Offered by the city of Edmonds. Cost is $3. Noon-2 p.m. weekdays at Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. 425-771-0230.

Meeting of the Everett chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: The third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Petosa’s on Broadway, Everett. 425-337-4131.

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.-1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Petosa’s, 3121 Broadway, Everett. 425-268-7145.

Smoke-free bingo: 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Fridays at Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.

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

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

Hula dance: Beginning hula lessons with Dottie Knehr. Noon-1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Everett Senior Center, 3025 Lombard St., Everett. 425-339-3676.

Lindbeck dance: Harry Lindbeck plays smooth dance music. $5. 1-4 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.

Scottish country dancing: No partner needed. Every Wednesday at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. 425-438-8977.

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.

Cheese tastings: Weekly cheese tastings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Cheese classes, 6 p.m. first Thursday of each month. Resident Cheesemonger, 405 Main St., Edmonds. 425-640-8949.

Edmonds Historical Museum: $2 adults, $1 children; group tours available. Ongoing exhibits are “The Changing Face of Edmonds” and “Our Maritime Heritage.” 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday at 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds City Hall. 425-774-0900,

Lake Stevens Historical Museum: Exhibits include a house built in 1903 by the Rucker brothers, permanent displays focusing on the first residents, schools and history of Lake Stevens, and 350 historical photographs. Group tours by appointment. 1-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 1802 124th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. 425-334-3873.

Monroe Historical Society Museum: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Old City Hall, 207 E. Main St., Monroe. 360-794-7382.

Ethnic cooking classes: Registration required, $5 suggested donation. 5-7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at Grandview Community Center, 716 Linden St., Everett. 425-252-6672.

Museum of Snohomish County History: Current exhibit: “Industry on Parade: Early Enterprise in Snohomish County.” $2, $1 children. 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays at 1913 Hewitt Ave., Everett. 425-259-2022,

Stanwood Area History Museum: The museum and D.O. Pearson House feature historical exhibits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays at 27112 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. 360-629-6110.

Adult first aid and CPR recertification: $25, current card required. 8 a.m.-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 YMCA. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Lynnwood; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Everett. 425-774-9843, ext. 223.

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

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

Infant-child CPR: Two-year-certification. $25 per family. 8-11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. 360-435-2133, ext. 4705.

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

Cascade Crags: Indoor rock climbing. $40. Ongoing classes for beginners at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Kids Climbing, an ongoing youth climbing program, is at 6 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays for youths ages 8-19. $10 members, $25 non-members. 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-258-3431,

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 in 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 Firefighters Museum, 923 13th St., 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. 425-337-5077.

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.

Bluegrass open mic: 7-10 p.m. last Saturday of each month, Wired &Unplugged Internet Coffeehouse, 717 First St., Snohomish. 360-568-2472.

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

Native American flute gathering: 10 a.m.-noon last Saturday of the month, Wired &Unplugged Internet Coffeehouse, 717 First St., Snohomish. 360-568-2472.

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

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,



Applicants sought for the 2006-07 Bob Drewel Human Services Scholarship: The scholarship will provide funding for educational advancement to an individual who has dedicated himself or herself to the service of others. Deadline is May 1. Call 425-252-1244 or request an online application by e-mailing

The Lake Stevens Senior Center is accepting donated items for its first estate sale this spring. Donations are tax deductible. 425-397-8965.

Hospice volunteers needed: Seeking volunteers to stay with patients in their homes and offer support to terminally ill patients and their families. Registration deadline is March 17. Training sessions are March 27-29. 888-954-2509.

Catholic Community Services seeks volunteer drivers: For transporting clients to and from doctor’s appointments. Clients can get in and out of the car by themselves. Drive every day or schedule to fit your free time. Mileage reimbursement provided. Must be over 21 and have insurance, a valid driver’s license and a safe, running vehicle. 425-257-2111, ext. 3374, or

The Lynnwood Police Department is recruiting men and women for its police cadet program: Cadets perform clerical and data-entry tasks, give community presentations, perform crowd control and go on parks patrols. Applications are available at City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., or by calling 425-775-1971.

Homes for players: Housing is needed for 18-U and 17-U Connie Mack baseball players from Alaska who will be in the area in June and July. Stipend will be paid. Call Don Moe at 425-238-1498.

New &Again needs items: This thrift shop supporting the Snohomish County Center for Battered Women needs clean, gently used furniture, housewares and home furnishing items. The nonprofit charity is located at 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-258-4428.

Concierges needed at the Everett Events Center: Volunteers are needed for four to eight hours per week. Knowledge about the city and county is helpful but not required. 425-322-2658.

Food donations: Sky Valley Food Bank in Monroe seeks food or money to meet the needs of families in the community. 360-794-7959,

Baby boomer volunteers: The Corporation for National and Community Service encourages baby boomers to volunteer. Those born before 1951 can enroll as RSVP volunteers by calling John McAlpine at Catholic Community Services. RSVP has hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout Snohomish County. RSVP volunteers receive free supplemental insurance during all RSVP activities, a recognition banquet and more. 425-257-2111, ext. 3374, or

Matthew House needs help: Matthew House, which assists the families of people incarcerated in Washington’s prisons, is asking for donations. The nonprofit ministry would appreciate a donation of any size. Donations can be mailed to: Matthew House, P.O. Box 201, Monroe, WA 98272. Matthew House is located at 16207 177th Ave. SE. 360-794-8720.

Earn service credits: Local middle school students are invited to earn community service credits by participating in work parties at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. 425-493-8202.

MS Helping Hands: The Donor Closet carries and accepts donations of mobility equipment and other items for people with disabilities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. Currently collecting dolls and stuffed animals for children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Seeking volunteers. 409 Howell Way, Edmonds. 425-712-1807.

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