Breakfast, Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. May 1 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.
Powwow: Edmonds Community College’s Native American Student Association hosts its 30th annual powwow, “Honoring Mother Earth,” May 1-3 in the Seaview gym on the campus at 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The powwow celebrates American Indian singing, drumming, dancing and arts and crafts. Dance and drum grand entries start at 7 p.m. May 1; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 2; and 1 p.m. May 3. Free. More info: 425-712-9000 ext. 4564, www.edcc.edu/powwow.
Race conference: University of Puget Sound Dean of Diversity Michael Benitez headlines the annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race, hosted by the Communities of Color Coalition, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2 in Jackson Hall at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. The event is free. Registration is required. More info: brownpapertickets.com.
Breakfast, Edmonds: The Edmonds Sons of Norway holds a pancake breakfast and craft and bake sale, 7:30 a.m.-noon May 2 at the Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton St. Norwegian pancakes with strawberries and syrup, ham, beverages for $8; kids under age 5 eat free. Live music. Free folk-dance lessons for kids 10 a.m.-noon.
Breakfast, Bothell: 8-11 a.m. May 2 at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Drive. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, beverages for $5. All ages welcome. More info: 425-487-2441.
Breakfast, Snohomish: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 2 (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.
Shredding: 1st Security Bank in Edmonds holds a free paper shredding event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2 at 620 Edmonds Way. E-Waste will collect old electronics, including TVs, computers, monitors, laptops and cellphones. Other electronics accepted for $5 each. More info: 425-239-4118.
Genealogy 101: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. May 2 (first Saturday) at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park. More info: 425-775-6267.
High school event: Mountlake Terrace High School holds a community event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2 on the campus at 21801 44th Ave. W., to support the Football Boosters, PTSA, All Sports Boosters, Puget Sound Blood Center (Team Kellie) and the Mountlake Terrace Food Bank. Test-drive a Lincoln, get your car washed, buy a barbecue lunch, donate blood, and shop more than 90 vendors. Bring a donation for the food bank. More info: MTHSB CBoard@edmonds.wednet.edu.
Women’s Expo: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Free admission. Fashion show, dozens of vendors, demonstrations, food and beverages available. Swedish Hospital also offers Swedish Breast Care Express at the Expo; appointments recommended. More info: www.camanocenter.org, 360-387-0222.
Watershed Fun: The Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2 at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Garden at the Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery, 95 Pine St. Guided nature walks, tours, nature crafts and games for kids, exhibits, and more. Free admission. More info: www.discovery.edmondswa.gov.
Kangaroos: Learn about kangaroos and meet a joey, as well as a bearded dragon, 2 p.m. May 2 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Cameras are OK. Quiet required. More info: 360-794-7851.
Driftwood art: The Northwest Driftwood Artists Show is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2-3 at Courtyard Hall at Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Free admission. More info: www.northwestdriftwoodartists.org.
Gem show: The Everett Rock and Gem Club presents its annual gem show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 2 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 at Everett Community College’s Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. Free admission. Door prizes, exhibits, demonstrations, raffle, kids’ activities, local dealers, silent auction and snack bar. More info: www.everettrockclub.com.
Concert: The Snohomish County Children’s Choir performs 6 p.m. May 3 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Featuring preschool through high school singers performing in a wide range of musical styles. Donations taken to support the choir. Reception to follow. More info: 425-252-3757, www.wpceverett.com.
Star Wars geek-out: Teens are invited to May The 4th Be With You to celebrate “Star Wars” and all things sci-fi, 3-5 p.m. May 4 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Snacks, crafts, games, prizes and more. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3231.
EdCC open house: Edmonds Community College hosts an open house, 4-7 p.m. May 6 at the Triton Student Center in Brier Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Campus tours will leave the Triton Student Center every 10 minutes. Raffle for an iPod Shuffle. Refreshments. There also will be a tour of Rainier Place, the college’s on-campus residence hall. More info: www.edcc.edu/openhouse.
STEM Expo: The Monroe School District holds its STEM Learning Expo, 5-7 p.m. May 6 at Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Road. Free admission. See projects from over 100 students in grades 4-8. More info: 360-804-2503.
Horse show: The Key Classic Horse Show, featuring American saddlebred and Morgan breeds, will be held May 6-9 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Admission is free, with 60 percent of other proceeds from the show (such as advertiser, sponsor and vendor fees) benefiting Equest Special Riders, a therapeutic program. More info: www.mhcws.org, 206-769-8850.
Farmers Market: “The Bounty of This Place,” a student-led plant sale and farmers market, is set for 2:30-7 p.m. May 7-8 at Glacier Peak High School, 7401 144th Place SE, Snohomish. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Future Farmers of America.
Bake sale: The Camano Animal Shelter Association sponsors a bake sale and plant sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9 at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 SE Camano Drive, Camano Island. Hot dogs, water, desserts, indoor and outdoor plants. Free coffee. All proceeds benefit CASA. More info: 360-387-1902.
National Train Day: Swamp Creek and Western Railroad Association of Edmonds hosts an open house, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9 at the Amtrak Depot at 210 Railroad St., in celebration of National Train Day. See model trains on a layout that features 400 feet of HO-scale track. Free admission. More info: 425-879-2220.
Stepping stones: Make a concrete stepping stone, 2 p.m. May 9 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Concrete, mosaic marbles, pebbles and broken china and tiles provided. Bring your own mold (such as an 8-inch cake pan, plastic pot saucer or disposable pie plate) and any other decorations to add. All ages welcome. Registration required. More info: www.sno-isle.org, 425-493-8202.
Boating seminar: Everett Sail and Power Squadron holds a free seminar on “How to Use a Chart,” 2-4 p.m. May 9 at Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. More info: www.usps.org/everett.
Foraging: Dan Porcz discusses local edible plants you may see on your summer adventures, 2-4 p.m. May 9 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851.
Ways to help
White Cane Days: Members of local Lions Clubs will collect donations May 1-2 to kick off Lions Sight and Hearing Month. Monetary donations and donations of used eyeglasses and hearing aids will aid the group’s charitable programs. Mail donations to Lions Club, P.O. Box 1243, Everett, WA 98206. More info: 425-387-9256.
Rummage sale: Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church holds a rummage sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1-2 at 8109 224th St. SW. Furniture, books, collectibles, toys, housewares, clothing, and more. More info: 425-778-0373.
Cystic fibrosis fundraiser: Twist Yoga and Dr. Judith Babcock sponsor a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Connor’s Cure Finders, in honor of Babcock’s grandson, 9:30-11 a.m. May 2 at Twist Yoga, 122 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. May 2 (first Saturday, September to May) in the teen area.
Luncheon fundraiser: Clothes For Kids holds a Celebrate the Children luncheon and auction May 2 at Westgate Chapel in Edmonds. There is a Cinco de Mayo theme. Tickets are $12. More info: 425-741-6500, email@example.com.
Dance fundraiser: Celebrate Life, a fundraiser benefiting Casino Road Kids Ministries and Youth Unlimited’s Reflections School of Dance Outreach Fund, is set for 7:30 p.m. May 2 at the PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Suggested donation is $15 at the door. More info: 425-338-9056.
The Binky Patrol: A group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for children in traumatic situations seeks volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. Meets next on May 3 (first Sunday) in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.
AED fundraiser: Take This Dress to Heart, a fashion show and dress sale, will be held at 2 p.m. May 3 at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W. Proceeds will pay for automated external defibrillators at 35 Edmonds School District schools and fields. Tickets are $10, free for students. More info: www.eventbrite.com.
Humane Society benefit: A Spring Gala featuring a silent auction and dinner to benefit the Humane Society in Arlington is set for 3-6:30 p.m. May 3 in the banquet room at Old Spaghetti Factory, 2509 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Tickets are $35. Reservations required. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-652-5844.
Volunteers needed: The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is set for May 9, and volunteers and food donations are needed to make the annual event a success. Volunteers are needed to sort food at four post offices — two in Everett, one in Edmonds and one in Lynnwood. Volunteers can learn more and sign up at t.uwsc.org/fooddrive volunteer.
Bike work parties: Sharing Wheels holds work parties to prepare used kids bikes for an annual swap event in June. Work parties are set for 6-9 p.m. May 14, 28 and June 4 at Sharing Wheels, 2531 Broadway, Everett. Donations of working or repairable bikes also are needed. More info: 425-252-6952.
Volunteers, Bothell: Northshore Senior Center seeks volunteers to wash dishes and serve as dining room attendants for its Community Dining project, which provides meals weekdays. Food handler’s card required; assistance provided to obtain the card. Shifts are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More info: Rubbina, 425-286-1032.
Volunteers, Lynnwood: Food Revolution Snohomish County seeks volunteers to help at the Celebration of Food Festival, set for May 17 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Tasks include set-up, tear-down, greeting, and more. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by a parent. Most shifts are four hours. More info: tinyurl.com/lynnfoodfest, email@example.com.
Donate fabric: The Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development seeks donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn, and needlework items for its annual Fabric Sale on June 13. The proceeds from the sale go to support Camp Stitch-a-Lot and other community sewing programs. To donate, contact Rita at 425-483-3594 (Woodinville, Bothell, Duvall); Julie at 425-835-0391 or Jodi at 573-579-2311 (south Everett); Carol at 360-651-8423 (north Everett, Marysville); Arlene at 425-743-0118 (Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace); or Donna at 206-633-1496 (north and central Seattle).
Textile drives: Several local groups hold clothing and textile drives to raise funds for a variety of causes. They include churches, schools, and school sports teams. More info: “Clothes for the Cause” events page on Facebook.com.
Bingo, Snohomish: Bingo games are held 5:30 p.m. May 2 (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 May 4 (first and third Mondays) in the City Hall community room, 15728 Main St. More info: 425-357-1260.
Farmers market checks: Applications for the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program are now available at www.sssc.org and at local senior centers. Eligible low-income seniors receive $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized farmers markets or farm stands. The deadline to apply is June 5. More info: 425-347-1229.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Bingo: 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $2 for three-on. Everybody older than 50 can participate. More info: 425-257-8780.
Hearing event: A free, drop-in hearing event will be held 1-3 p.m. May 6 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Services include a free hearing exam, basic cleaning of hearing aids, and answers to hearing-related questions. Sponsored by Connect Hearing. More info: 360-387-0222.
Teen summer jobs: WorkSource Youth holds a summer employment workshop for youths ages 14-24, 3-4:30 p.m. May 7 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Learn about creating a resume, filling out applications, marketing yourself and where to look for seasonal work. More info: 360-794-7851.
Legal clinic: A free civil legal clinic will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 9 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Northwest Justice Project and Snohomish County Legal Services offer answers to questions about foreclosure, family law, housing, bankruptcy and more. Financial eligibility and other restrictions apply. To confirm eligibility, contact Karly Stevens at 206-464-1519. Walk-ins welcome.
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.