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, 1030 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bazaar: The Snohomish Senior Center Spring Bazaar is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 at 506 Fourth St. Over 40 vendors, bake sale, lunch available.
Shredding, recycling: Windermere Real Estate North offers free paper shredding and electronics recycling, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 at 4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood. Up to 20 banker boxes of shredding material. Scrap metal, large appliances, computers, cellphones, car batteries and more. Clothing, linens and shoes also accepted. Also accepting non-perishable food donations for Concern for Neighbors Food Bank.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Chicken dinner: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19 at the Historic Utsalady Ladies Aid Building, 78 Utsalady Road, Camano Island. Cost is $12. More info: 360-387-7616 or 360-387-5566.
Tiny robots: Teens are invited to explore coding and draw obstacle courses for tiny Ozobot robots, 3-5 p.m. April 23 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851.
ORCA open house: Learn more about Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) for high school students at an information session, 6 p.m. April 23 at 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, Everett. This is the last information session date before the May 1 application deadline. More info: 425-267-0156, everettcc.edu/ORCA.
World-building for writers: Young adult fantasy author Janet Lee Carey leads a “World Building Workshop” for teen and adult writers, 1-3 p.m. April 24 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: www.sno-isle.org, 425-493-8202.
Fishing derby: The Darrington Volunteer Firefighters Association holds its annual Kids Fishing Derby at Fortson Ponds, 6-11 a.m. April 25. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solar tour: A free solar power workshop and tour will be held April 25. The event starts with the workshop, 10 a.m.-noon at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Participants will receive a map of solar-powered homes for the tour, which runs 12-2 p.m. RSVP required. More info: Joan@FMSolar.com, 360-387-9589.
Healthy Kids Day: YMCA of Snohomish County holds the free family event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25 at all five Y branches. Healthy Kids Day includes activities, safety demonstrations, health screenings and more. More info: www.ymca-snoco.org/hkd.
Shredding: Mountain Pacific Bank holds a free shredding event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 25 at 3732 Broadway, Everett. Up to 50 pounds. More info: 425-263-3500.
Quilt show: The Busy Bee Quilter’s Guild holds its Bee-utiful Quilts show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25-26 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Building 400, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Free admission. Fairground parking fee. Vote for your favorite quilt, charity projects, raffles, demonstrations and classes, and more. More info: www.busybeequilters.com.
Ways to help
Kid clothes, Arlington: Arlington Kids’ Kloset, a north county nonprofit that provides school wardrobes for low-income students twice yearly, seeks volunteers to help in all aspects of the organization. Clothing donations can be dropped off 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 135 S. French Ave. (back of building). More info: Kimberly Meno, 360-435-4875.
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.
Dance benefit: Charity Dance Project in association with Marysville Performing Arts Center performs “Dopamine and Novel Things,” 4 p.m. April 19 at the PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Dancing, clown acts and vocals by local artists and aspiring youth. All proceeds benefit Cocoon House in Everett. Tickets are $10 in advance, $11 at the door. More info: tututix.com.
Creek clean-up: Help plant native trees to enhance salmon habitat along Catherine Creek in Lake Stevens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 25 and 26. Funded by the Adopt A Stream Foundation. All tools, gloves, light refreshments and water provided. More info and RSVP: email@example.com, 425-252-6686.
Benefit concert: Local singer-songwriter Mycle Wastman, who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice,” performs a benefit concert to raise money for Mukilteo student scholarships, 7 p.m. April 25 at Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Tickets are $12. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-356-1215.
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 30, May 14, 28 and June 4 at Sharing Wheels, 2531 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-6952.
Linens for DVS: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County seeks new twin blankets, white hand towels, white bath towels and pillows for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Donations can be dropped off at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: email@example.com, 425-259-2827.
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.
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).
Mill Creek Seniors Club: Potluck meeting is planned for noon April 20 (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. April 22 (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. April 23 (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.
Healthy Living Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Free admission, screenings and giveaways. Lunch provided for up to 200 seniors. More info: 425-774-5555.
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. The next class is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays April 20-May 1 at Mount Bakerview Apartments in Everett. Free. More info: 425-347-6556.
Depression Bipolar: The Support Alliance meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second, third and fourth Monday of each month in the Rainier Room of the Medical Office Building at Providence Hospital Colby Campus, 1700 13th St., Everett. Supporting those with depression or bipolar disorder as well as their family and friends. More info: www.dbsasnoco.org or call 425-405-0786.
Mental illness, family support: Meets 7:30-9 p.m. second Mondays at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. A group for family members of adults living with mental illness to share ideas about coping and becoming better caregivers for their loved ones. More info: Wendy, 206-790-0162.
Mental illness, NAMI: A National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection recovery support group meets 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursdays in the conference room at Lake Stevens Fire Station 82, 9811 Chapel Hill Road. NAMI Connection offers free, confidential and safe support for those living with mental health challenges. More info: Kathy, 206-218-6449.
Employment Network: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays at the North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE., Mill Creek. Free help with job searches, resume writing and interviewing. More info: 425-743-2386.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Several local chapters of this nonprofit weight-loss club meet at different days and times across Snohomish County. Meetings include a private weigh-in, peer support, information and awards for progress. First meeting is free. More info: www.tops.org, or area captain Darlene Wascher at 360-658-1311.