April Pools Day: April Pools Day, a safety event, will be held 9:15 a.m.-noon April 11 at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool, 5303 228th St. SW. The free family event features safety tips and free swim, among other activities. More info: www.mltrec.com, 425-776-9173.
Spring Fest: The Port Susan Spring Fest runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11 at Viking Village, at the corner of Highway 532 and 88th Avenue NE in Stanwood. Games, competitions, and lessons for all ages. Build a boat, race, test your throwing arm, Touch-a-Truck, and more. Pancake breakfast served 6:30-11 a.m. at Fire Station 99, at Highway 532 and Pioneer Highway. More info: www.ci.stanwood.wa.us.
Quilt show: The Camano Island Quilters’ annual quilt show, Snippets, will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 10 and 11 at Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St. NW. Live demonstrations, studio sale, vendors, boutique sales and more. More info: www.ciquilt.com.
Pancake breakfast: 8:30-10 a.m. April 11 at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Drive. All-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage or bacon, $5. Extra sides $1 each. More info: 425-672-2407.
April Pools Day: The annual free swim event is set for 9:45 a.m. to noon April 11 at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool, 5303 228th St. SW. The event promotes swimming safety and fitness. Includes free swim, mini first-aid kids, raffle, safety stations and more. More info: 425-776-9173.
Defeating Racism: “Defeating Racism Today: What Does it Take?” with Eva Abram will be held 10 a.m.-noon April 11 in the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Free. More info: esk-wa.aauw.net.
Craft show: The Marysville Spring Craft and Garden Show is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11 at Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St. Local crafters, gardeners and community clubs offer a variety of wares. More info: 360-363-8450.
Shredding, Arlington: A shred event to benefit the Arlington Education Foundation is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11 at Coastal Community Bank, 16419 Smokey Point Blvd. For a minimum donation of $5 to support the Foundation, you can shred a file box or grocery bag of documents, or $10 for a large box or garbage bag. More info: 425-349-2684.
Shredding, Lynnwood: Windermere Alderwood offers a free electronics recycling and shredding event, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11 at 18811 28th Ave. W. More info: 206-730-1319, tinyurl.com/pbo3g34.
Shredding, Mukilteo: Harbour Pointe Retirement holds a free shredding event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11 at 10200 Harbour Place. Supports Mukilteo Community Gardens. Shred up to three boxes of documents. More info: 425-493-8555.
Memory workshop: Improve your memory with mnemonist Charles Kraus, 11 a.m. April 11 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Learn tips and tricks to keep track of names, facts, phone numbers, shopping lists and more. Registration required. More info: www.sno-isle.org, 425-493-8202.
New engines: The Mukilteo Fire Department will ceremoniously place two new fire engines into service at a “wetting down” ceremony set for noon April 11 at Fire Station 25, 10400 47th Place W. More info: 425-263-8100.
Shadow puppets: A Festival of Shadow Puppetry will be held 2 p.m. April 11 at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. Sample the many dimensions of this ancient art form, including live theater, filmed shadow plays and animation. More info: 360-629-3132.
Fool a Dragon: Join songwriter and author Eric Ode for a high-participation concert and puppet show, “How to Fool a Dragon (And Save the World),” 2 p.m. April 11 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851.
Buffet brunch: 9 a.m.-noon April 12 at the Camano Island Yacht Club, 129 N. Sunset Drive. Cost is $9, $5 for children under age 9. Omelets $1 extra.
Sunday dinner: 12-2 p.m. April 12 (second Sunday, except special holidays) at the Horseshoe Grange, 16424 Broadway in Snohomish. Home-style roast beef with fixings and homemade pie. Cost is $9, $4.50 ages 6-12. Live music. Proceeds support upkeep of the grange. More info: 425-316-1991.
O’Donnell talk: Historian and retired Herald columnist Jack O’Donnell speaks at 3 p.m. April 14 at Harbour Pointe Retirement, 10200 Harbour Place, Mukilteo. Free. No reservations required. More info: 425-493-8555.
Holocaust talk: Henry Friedman was a teenager in Poland when his family hid from the Nazis for 18 months, with the aid of Ukrainian friends. He shares his story 12:20-1:20 p.m. April 15 in Whitehorse Hall 105 at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Part of an EvCC humanities class series, “Surviving the Holocaust.” Free and open to the public. More info: 425-388-9411.
Arbor Day: The city of Everett celebrates Arbor Day and its designation as a Tree City USA at a ceremony, 1:30 p.m. April 15 at Judd and Black Park, located at Hewitt and Maple. Students from Everett Christian School, PUD volunteers and city staff take part. The ceremony includes an awards presentation followed by tree plantings and refreshments. More info: everettwa.gov.
Musical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. April 17 (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and enjoy the music. Hot coffee and refreshments provided. More info: Don King, 360-658-8107.
Pancake breakfast, Lake Stevens: A Norwegian pancake breakfast is set for 7:30-10:30 a.m. April 18 (third Saturday, September to May) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Cost is $5; children under age 4 are free. More info: 425-334-0421.
Pancake breakfast, Monroe: 8-10:30 a.m. April 18 (third Saturday) at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Cost is $5, $3 under age 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More info: 360-794-6359.
Pancake breakfast, Everett: The South Everett Lions Club holds a pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon April 18 at Cascade View Presbyterian Church, 1020 E. Casino Road. Cost is $7. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Cascade and Mariner high school students.
Pancake breakfast, Everett: The Everett High School Navy Junior ROTC Seagull Company holds its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser, 8:30-11 a.m. April 18 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $5. Proceeds help pay for field trips, competitions, uniforms and needed equipment for the program.
Rain barrels: Everett Public Works will hold a one-day sale for city residents to purchase premade rain barrels, 9 a.m.-noon April 18 at 3200 Cedar St. Each 55-gallon barrel includes a spigot, an overflow and a double screen on top to keep out debris and bugs. Cost is $55. More info: Apryl Hynes, 425-257-8992 or email@example.com.
Learn CPR: Save-a-Life Saturday will be held April 18 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW. Learn hands-only CPR in a free, 30-minute session. Sessions start at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. Register online at redcross.org/savealifesaturday2015 or call 425-740-2323.
Killer whales: A presentation about San Juan Island killer whales is set for 11 a.m. April 18 at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Registration required. Cost is $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. Proceeds benefit Streamkeeper Academy. More info: 425-316-8592.
April Pools Day: The water safety event will take place during open swim, 12:30-2 p.m. April 18 at the Forest Park Swim Center, 800 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. More info: everettwa.gov.
Fandango: Yesenia Hunter discusses the history, methods and context behind the fandango, 2-3 p.m. April 18 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.
Autism presentation: A screening of “Vectors of Autism” and a presentation by an autistic teen headline a special event set for 2-4:30 p.m. April 18 at the Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, 9612 271st St. NW, Stanwood. Discussion follows. Information, resources. This is a fragrance-free event with no flash photography allowed. More info: Lei Wiley-Mydske, 425-791-0869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bad Roads, Good People: Everett’s Eileen Bjorkman chronicles her group’s 2014 epic road trip across Asia and Europe — following the route of the 1908 New York-to-Paris Great Race — at 2 p.m. April 18 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Free. More info: 425-257-7640.
Woodcarving show: Quilceda Carvers Club of Marysville presents its 30th annual carving show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19 at Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, 1410 Grove St., Marysville. Demonstrations, vendors. Cost is a $5 donation. More info: 425-335-4904.
Ways to Help
Volunteers: Northshore Senior Center in Bothell has a special need for volunteers to assist with lawn maintenance. All equipment is provided. Days and times variable; weekends available. More info: www.northshoreseniorcenter.org or Rubbina at 425-286-1023.
Swim-a-Thon: Swimmers ages 7-18 from the West Coast Aquatics swim team hold their annual Swim-a-Thon fundraiser April 10-11. A portion of the proceeds help the nonprofit group maintain its pool, which also is used by other groups. For more information, to donate or to swim a few laps, visit www.westswimteam.com.
Bingo: A Bingo Night to support Arlington Dollars for Scholars scholarships is set for 5:30 p.m. April 11 at Presidents Elementary School, 505 E. Third St. Cost is $15 adult, $12 child.
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. The group’s April meeting switches to April 12. Other months, the group meets the first Sunday in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.
Project Linus: The next Project Linus event will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 14 (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.
Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds its next volunteer information session on April 15 (third Wednesday). Registration required. More info: Joanie at 425-261-4815 or Joan.Hemm@providence.org.
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. April 16, 30, May 14, 28 and June 4 at Sharing Wheels, 2531 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-6952.
Sew Thoughtful: The next Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors Sew Thoughtful event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 17 in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. This month’s project is pajamas for children at Safe Place. Bring your sewing machine, supplies and lunch. More info: Arlene, 425-743-0118 or email@example.com.
Grief support volunteers: The Stillaguamish Senior Center seeks volunteers to lead both day and evening grief support groups. Hospice of Snohomish County provides training. The first training workshop is set for 1 p.m. April 17. More info: Adele, 360-653-4551 ext. 234.
Clean-up event: Help Wesco league athletes clean up the Meadowdale High School campus and Meadowdale Playfields on April 17. Clean-up times are 2-3 p.m. at the campus (6002 168th St. SW, Lynnwood) and 3-4 p.m. on the playfields (16700 66th Ave. W., Lynnwood). Pizza will be served for volunteers afterward.
Ballroom show: Young ballroom champions Erik Linder and Rickie Taylor perform two fundraising shows, at 3:15 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m. April 17 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Donations accepted to help the dancing partners prepare for their next international competition.
Garage sale: A 25-family garage sale to benefit women’s chorale group Sonus Boreal will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17-18 at 7111 Armar Road, Marysville. More info: www.northernsoundchoirs.org.
Rummage sale: A rummage sale and car wash to benefit the Skykomish Valley Indian Education program is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 at Park Place Middle School, 1408 W. Main St., Monroe. To donate sale items, drop off clean, reusable clothing and household items 4-7 p.m. April 17 or after 8 a.m. April 18. More info: 360-804-2554.
Metal recycling, View Ridge: View Ridge Elementary School hosts a scrap metal recycling drive, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18 at 202 Alder St. in Everett. Proceeds benefit the fifth-grade camp. More info: Jennifer Campbell, 616-638-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metal recycling, Jackson: The Jackson High School Jack in the Bot robotics team holds a metal and aluminum recycling fundraiser, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18 in the parking lot on the campus at 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek. Acceptable items include washers, dryers, barbecues, cans, chain link fence, pots and pans, and more. No refrigerators or electronics. More info: email@example.com.
Cystic fibrosis benefit: Connor’s Cure Finders holds a brunch and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 at Five Bistro, 650 Edmonds Way. Cost is $35, $15 for children under age 12. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-673-6060.
Walk for Water: Crosswater Community Church hosts a Walk for Water fundraiser, 2-5 p.m. April 18 at Sultan High School, 13715 310th Ave. SE. More info: crosswaterchurch.org/walkforwater, 360-799-1030.
Spaghetti dinner: Warm Beach Senior Community presents an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 3-6:30 p.m. April 18 at 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Proceeds go toward facility updates. Tickets are $10. More info: www.warmbeach.org, 360-652-4593.
Thrift shop fundraiser: “Second Act,” a fundraiser for Second Chance Thrift Shop, will be held at 5 p.m. April 18 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Admission is $15. Brats and chips for $5. Music and dancing from 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit a planned addition to the shop. More info: 360-387-0222.
Textile drive: Sno Co Express Fastpitch holds a clothing and textile recycling fundraiser, 1 a.m.-noon April 19 at the Sno Co Dome, 19819 67th Ave. NE, Arlington. Clothes for the Cause accepts clothing, pairs of shoes, towels, gloves, drapery, stuffed animals, and much more. More info: “Clothes for the Cause” events page on Facebook.com.
Donate fabric: The Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4-H 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).
Stanwood Camano center: The Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, at 9612 271st St. NW in Stanwood, seeks a variety of volunteers. No experience necessary. The Center is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays. More info: Michelle Griffith at 360-629-5257.
Camano Center: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island, seeks a variety of volunteers. More info: 360-387-0222.
Senior center, Arlington: The Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, has volunteer opportunities. More info: 360-653-4551 or email@example.com.
Volunteer: Youthville in Marysville and Everett needs volunteers for its “Incredible Years” programs, which teaches parents how to build good relationships with their children. Volunteers are needed to help prepare meals, do crafts with children or simply hold babies. Must be 18 or older. More info: 360-651-4444, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate instruments: Music4Life seeks “lovingly used” musical instruments from adults who no longer need them. The nonprofit gets them fully repaired and ready to play, then gives them to participating public school districts for use by children from low-income families. More info: www.music4life.org, 206-409-3275.
Tutor: Everett Community College’s Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteers who can tutor adult learners two or more hours per week in reading, writing, basic math and English as a second language. Volunteers must be patient, have good literacy skills and be sensitive to a variety of learning styles and cultural backgrounds. Tutoring times and locations are flexible. Training is free with a six-month commitment. More info: email@example.com, 425-388-9524.
Assist cancer patients: The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership seeks volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers to provide support. Drivers also are needed to get cancer patients to treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles and get mileage reimbursement. More info: Jerri Wood, 425-322-1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help out at Habitat store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County seeks volunteers to help staff the store in four-hour shifts between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The store is at 2302 Broadway, Everett. The store also accepts donations of building materials, household items and furniture by appointment. More info: 425-903-4430 or www.habitatsnohomish.org.
Hospital gift shop, Monroe: The gift shop at Valley General Hospital in Monroe needs reliable volunteers to work three-hour shifts. The gift shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. More info: Janie, email@example.com.
Hospital gift shop, Everett: The nonprofit Providence General Children’s Association needs volunteers at the Providence Regional Medical Center Pacific and Colby campus gift shops for four-hour shifts, day or evening, one or more times per month. Gift shop proceeds benefit Northwest children in need. Must complete hospital volunteer forms, TB test, background check and training. More info: Maureen Welly, 425-348-9433.
Assist with equine: All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville seeks a variety of volunteers. More info: 425-263-6390, 206-933-0327, allbreedhorserescue.com.
Help wildlife, Arlington: Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, located in Arlington, seeks volunteers to help in its wildlife care clinic. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. More info: www.sarveywildlife.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help wildlife, Lynnwood: PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants. More info: www.paws.org/wildlife-volunteer-care-assistant.html or email@example.com.
Book sale donations: The Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks donations to its ongoing book sale, including gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software. Proceeds from the ongoing sale benefit the Edmonds Library and the scholarship fund. A drop box for donations is in the foyer of the library, at 650 Main St.
Eyeglasses, hearing aids: Lions Clubs are collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donations may be made at Everett Public Libraries, PUD main office and most opticians and eye doctors. More info: Everett Central Lions Club, Art Ruben at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-387-9256.
Hope Unlimited: Hope Unlimited includes the Stanwood Camano Incident Support chaplains. Volunteering opportunities include teaching and cooking. More info: 360-387-1512.
English High Tea: An elegant event featuring teas and refreshments, 1-3 p.m. April 11 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Cost is $5 members, $7 non-members. Hats and gloves optional. Bring your own special tea cup if desired. Reservations required. More info: 425-774-5555.
Driving safety class: A “55 Alive” defensive driving class is offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14-15 (second Tuesday to Wednesday) 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.
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.
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.
Life skills: Edmonds Community College and Housing Hope offer “Transitional Pathways Life Skills” two-week courses. Classes are offered at EdCC in Lynnwood and at Mount Bakerview Apartments in Everett. Upcoming classes are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays April 13-24 in Lynnwood and April 20-May 1 in Everett. Free. More info: 425-347-6556.
Foster care support: A foster care support group for private and state agency foster parents meets next 10-11 a.m. April 15 at Compass Health, 4526 Federal Ave., Building 2, Everett. No child care provided. More info: Debbie Patrick, 425-349-8480, Debbie.email@example.com.
Tax prep: United Way of Snohomish County offers free tax preparation at six sites in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and Monroe. A free service for households earning $53,000 or less. No rental, royalty, partnership income or business owners. First-come, first-served. More info: www.uwsc.orgor call 211.
Cocaine Anonymous: A nonprofit recovery program for those seeking sobriety or support in staying sober from cocaine and other mind-altering substances. For program information and local meeting times and locations in Snohomish County, visit www.caofwa.org. More info: 425-244-1150.
Drug abuse family support: A support group for those affected by someone else’s drug addiction meets 9 a.m. Saturdays in the Monte Cristo Room at Providence Regional Medical Center’s Pacific Campus, 900 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: www.nar-anon.org.
Parents, behavioral: A support group for parents of children with behavioral problems meets 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. Peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Confidential and free. More info: 888-468-2620 or www.cpsn.org.
Parents, special education: A support group for special education parents in the Everett School District meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. April 15 (third Wednesday, except December) at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
Parents, LGBTQ: The Everett chapter meets next at 7 p.m. April 20 (third Monday) at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. Group unites people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer with families, friends and allies. More info: www.pflag.org.