Evergreen State Fair: The fair runs through Sept. 7 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. More info: www.evergreenfair.org.
Breakfast, Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sept. 4 (and every Friday morning) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.
Breakfast, Snohomish: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and more. Cost is $5, $3 for kids.
Car show: The Stanwood Senior Center presents its annual Car Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 5 at 7430 276th St. NW. Classic cars, trucks and bikes, vendors and door prizes. Breakfast ($5) and lunch ($3) available. More info: 360-629-7403.
Genealogy 101: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Sept. 5 (first Saturday) at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park. More info: 425-775-6267.
Trolley tour: The last open house of the summer will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 5 at Lynnwood’s Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way. Learn more about the city’s agricultural, transportation and social heritage and tour Interurban Car No. 55. More info: 425-776-3977.
Book sale: The Friends of the Arlington Library book and bake sale is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Arlington Library, 135 N Washington Ave. Books including classical and teen titles, CDs, DVDs, baked goods and a door prize.
Bird Fest: The Puget Sound Bird Fest runs Sept. 11-13 in Edmonds and includes speakers, guided walks, land- and water-based field trips, exhibits, kids activities and more. More info: www.puget soundbirdfest.org.
Lighthouse Festival: The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival runs Sept. 11-13 at Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St. Live entertainment, food, kids activities, fireworks, fishing derby and more. More info: www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com.
Breakfast, Mukilteo: Boy Scouts Troop 189 holds its annual fundraising breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Sept. 12 at Pointe of Grace Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Advance tickets $6 or $25 for a family of five, or $7 at the door. Entertainment, demonstrations and raffle, too.
Drag strip: The Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Arlington Airport, 18204 59th Drive NE. Entry is $3, $1 for kids. More info: 360-652-6910.
Touch A Truck: Marysville’s Touch A Truck event is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh St. Free. Dump trucks, backhoe, police vehicles, street sweeper, fire engines and other rigs. Train rides. Treats for sale. Donations for the food bank encouraged. No pets. More info: 360-363-8401.
Shredding event: Mill Creek offers a free community shredding event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 12 at City Hall, 15728 Main St. Up to four boxes. Donations for the food bank encouraged. More info: www.cityofmillcreek.com.
Car show: The Wheels on the Waterfront Classic Car Show runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Port of Everett Marina, 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett. Free to attend. Parking is $2. Vendor and entry proceeds benefit the Providence General Foundation’s Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. Beer garden, distilling tours, live music, drawings, Jetty trips, food vendors and more. More info: www.wheels onthewaterfront.com.
Faux’s swifts: Monroe’s annual Swift Night Out to celebrate the second-largest roost of Vaux’s swifts in America is set for 5-9 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Wagner Center, 639 W Main St. Watch thousands of birds swirl into the center’s 4 foot-square chimney in just minutes. Docents offer information. Food and drinks for purchase. Kids activities. Bring a blanket or chair. More info: www.monroeswifts.org.
Festival of Pumpkins: Watch trebuchets and air cannons fling pumpkins and The Seattle Knights joust and fight at the annual Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins’ Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl and Medieval Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 at Alexander Farm, at the corner of 43rd Avenue SE and Ebey Island Road, Everett. Admission is $8, parking is $5, or pre-pay for free parking. More info: www.festivalofpumpkins.org.
Ways to help
Food drive: LaurieAnn Sigler, American Beauties Plus Ambassador 2014-15, holds a food drive, 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Marysville Albertsons, 301 Marysville Mall.
Blood drive: The American Red Cross urges people to mark National Preparedness Month by donating blood. A local blood drive is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 5 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW. More info: redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767.
Teen service hours: Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn community service credit by helping out at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Volunteers will prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books, and more. No need to sign up. Meet 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 (first Saturday, September to May) in the teen area.
Project Linus: The next Project Linus event will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 (second Tuesday) at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Volunteers make quilts and blankets to donate to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. Materials and equipment provided. Bring a sewing machine if you have one. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.
9/11 Fundraiser: A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to support the 9/11 Memorial at Arlington Fire Station 46 will be held 5-7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the station, 137 N Macleod Ave. Tickets are $10, available at City Hall, 238 N Olympic Ave.
Back to School: Snohomish Education Foundation holds a 5k Fun Run-Walk and Street Fair fundraiser Sept. 12. Register at 7 a.m. for $30. Event kicks off at 8 a.m. with Kids Dash and 8:30 a.m. with 5k from the Snohomish Carnegie grounds, 105 Cedar Ave. More info: sef5K.eventbrite.com.
Park cleanup: A parks volunteer cleanup day is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 in Mountlake Terrace. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the Lake Ballinger Community Center parking lot in comfortable work clothes, with gardening gloves and tools in hand. The community center is at 23000 Lakeview Drive. Groups should register. More info: 425-776-1811.
Volunteers, Edmonds: Volunteers needed to be course monitors for the Sept. 19 Conquer the Hill 5k in Edmonds. Course monitors are needed from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. to stand at assigned spots along the course to direct participants, keep the course safe, and prevent runner-auto conflicts. More info: 425-771-0268.
Volunteers, Edmonds: Edmonds eLearning seeks retired math teachers to assist students in various levels of math. More info: Katie Bjornstad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers, Bothell: Northshore Senior Center seeks volunteers for a variety of duties, including help in its employment office connecting seniors with needed assistance. More info: Rubbina at 425-286-1032.
Bingo, Snohomish: Bingo games are held 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Buy-in is $8. More info: 360-568-0934.
Bingo, Everett: 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $2 for three-on. Everybody older than 50 can participate. More info: 425-257-8780.
Bingo, Edmonds: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Cost is 25 cents per card with prizes available. More info: 425-774-5555.
Mill Creek Seniors Club: Potluck meeting is planned for noon Sept. 7 (first and third Mondays) in the City Hall community room, 15728 Main St. More info: 425-357-1260.
Peer support group: Meets next 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 (second and fourth Wednesdays) at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. More info: 360-653-4551.
Scrabble, Everett: Plays next at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 10 (second and fourth Thursdays) at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. More info: 425-334-2878.
Scrabble, Snohomish: Plays at 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome.
Magic show: Magician and illusionist Brian Ledbetter performs Sept. 17 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Spaghetti dinner. Cost is $10 members, $15 non-members. Reservations required. More info: 425-774-5555.
Gift shop: The Carl Gipson Senior Center gift shop is open to all, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Lots of baby, kitchen, jewelry, books and sports items to pick from and homemade cards. The senior center is at 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-257-8780.
Driving safety class: A “55 Alive” defensive driving class is offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Tuesday to Wednesday of each month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Cost is $12 AARP members, $14 non-members. To sign up, call 360-653-4551.
Lunch: A light lunch for seniors is served at 11:20 a.m. every Wednesday at the Lake Stevens Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Road. Cost is $2.50 for members, $3.50 for non-members. More info: 425-335-0345.
Coffee time: Marysville Parks and Recreation features Café Baxter, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays (except holidays) at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. Free coffee, pastries and conversation. Open to seniors and their adult friends. More info: 360-363-8450.
Friendship Club: A group of senior citizens meets for lunch second Thursdays, September to June, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1216 Broadway, Everett. Ages 50-plus. Lunch is $7. The group also takes monthly bus tours. More info: Jim or Polly at 425-335-4324.
Enhance Fitness: Group Health Medicare members are invited to take a low-impact aerobics class for free. The class, for ages 50 and older, runs 8:45-9:45 a.m. weekdays in five-week sessions at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. in Everett. No experience needed. Non-Group Health Medicare members can take the class for $30 (three days a week per five-week session). More info: 425-257-8780.
Ceramics: An informal ceramics group with a volunteer instructor meets 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Paints, glazes, tools, bisque, greenware and kiln provided. Cost is $2 a month, or $1 if one visit. Ages 50 and up. More info: Terry, 425-337-6922 or 425-337-5198 (cell).
Table tennis: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Five tables with paddles and balls provided. Cost is $1 per session. For ages 50 and older. More info: 425-257-8780.
Bridge: The Unsanctioned Duplicate Bridge Club has a game begin at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 12 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. Cost is $1. More info: 425-257-8780.
Singles, Active North Sound Socials: Singles age 50 and older share in a variety of social activities, including potlucks, day trips, games, car shows and more. More info: 206-362-2773 or 425-353-6213.
Singles, Puget Sound Singles: Singles over age 50 join for fun activities, such as weekly breakfasts at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the IHOP at Everett Mall Way and Evergreen Way, as well as movie nights, potlucks, day trips and dinner adventures. More info: 425-374-3203.
Marriage class: Matt Saban leads a “Love and Respect” DVD marriage class series, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 12 weeks starting Sept. 9, at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. Free. Childcare provided. More info: 425-750-4745.
Dental care: Free dental assessments, cleanings, X-rays, fillings and minor extractions will be offered 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. SE, Mill Creek. Adult patients. Most urgent needs served first. One free service per person. Simply show up. More info: 425-312-5595.
Recovery rally: Recovery Reigns Rally for Recovery is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12 at Thornton A Sullivan Park, Camp Patterson (Silver Lake Beach Park), 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett. Family friendly with a focus on behavioral health. Speakers, resources, games, door prizes, live music and food. More info: www.facebook.com/recoveryreigns.
Mammograms: The EvergreenHealth Mobile Mammography will make a stop 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at EvergreenHealth Primary Care Monroe, 14841 179th Ave. SE, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 22 at EvergreenHealth Primary Care Sultan, 615 W. Stevens Ave. To make an appointment: 425-899-2831, evergreenhealth.com/breastcenter.
School clothes: Clothes For Kids opened Aug. 24 and provides school wardrobes to children who qualify for free or reduced price meals in Snohomish County school districts and the Northshore School District. Request a “Clothes For Kids Requisition for Clothing” form at your local school office. Donations also welcome. More info: www.clothesforkids.org.
Swedish/Edmonds: A variety of free support groups and fee-based health classes are offered at the hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: www.swedish.org/classes.
Alzheimer’s caregivers, Arlington: An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of those with memory loss meets 10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays in the community room at DSHS Home and Community Services, 3906 172nd St. NE. More info: Amy Leonard, 425-317-3482.
Alzheimer’s caregivers, Everett: An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of those with memory loss meets 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd. More info: Donna Vande Kieft, 425-423-9571.?
Alzheimer’s caregivers, Snohomish: An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of those with memory loss meets 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursdays at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. More info: Sheri Pemberton, 425-673-3109.
Caregivers, Marysville: A support group to help those who are dealing with the challenges of unpaid care giving meets 10-11:30 a.m. first and third Tuesdays at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. More info: 360-363-8450.
Caregivers, Lynnwood: A family caregiver support group meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at Gencare Scriber Gardens, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Refreshments provided. More info: 425-673-7111.