Family Bingo, Mill Creek: Mill Creek Parks and Recreation’s Family Bingo Night is set for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd. SE. Cost is $2. Bring your own marker. Pizza and beverage for $2. More info: www.cityofmillcreek.com/recreation.
Beavers: Learn “All About Beavers” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Includes a showing of the IMAX movie, “Beavers.” Free; donations accepted. Reservations required. More info: 425-316-8592.
Youth sports conference: A Youth Sports Performance Conference is set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Everett Community College Walt Price Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. The free family event includes a fitness challenge, athletes panel discussion and workshops as well as vendor fair. More info: www.snohomish.org/sports.
Flag retiring: The Marysville American Legion Post 178 will hold a flag retirement ceremony, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road. People can bring flags for proper disposal, or observe the process. Donations for the food bank also are encouraged. More info: 360-653-0155.
Free clothes: The Everybody’s Closet event returns 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Gently used clothing, free to senior center members and anyone in the community older than 50. More info: 425-257-8780.
Chili cook-off: The 20th annual Chili and Chowder Cook Off is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Music, raffles, chili and chowder. Vote for your favorites. Admission is $10 at the door for 10 tastings. More info: 425-350-5448.
Dance performance: Sixth Day Dance Company performs its annual (Ab)Normality dance performance, which showcases people with a variety of disabilities, 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. Kids age 10 and younger free. More info: www.sixthdaydance.org.
Concert: Voices of the Village and The Pin Drops perform the annual all-ages Voices Among Us concert, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14 at Northwest Music Hall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, in the mall next to Macy’s. Suggested donation is $10. Supported by Macy’s and the Rotary Club of Arlington. Proceeds help fund the Village Community Services band. More info: www.villagecommunitysvcs.org.
History talk: The next Stanwood Area Historical Society H&H (Hors d’oeuvres and History) event is set for 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW. Penny Buse will tell the story of the Stillaguamish tribe’s Esther Ross. Free. Last H&H until March. More info: 360-629-6110.
Genealogy class: A free geneaology class is set for 6:30-8:15 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogy Society, 215 S French Ave., Arlington. Aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome. More info: www.stillygen.org.
Mushrooms: Kate Ambrus discusses local mushrooms and good mushrooming areas around Camano and the Cascades, 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N East Camano Drive. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations every third Wednesday. More info: 360-387-2236, www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Penny bingo: The Granite Falls Senior Center offers lunch followed by penny bingo for all ages, 12-2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at 302 S Granite Ave. Cost is $3 seniors and disabled, $6 general, plus a penny per bingo card. More info: Erika, 360-691-7177.
Beyond the Shadows: The Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition sponsors its second community-wide drug and alcohol awareness event, “Beyond the Shadows,” 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Resource fair, prescription drug disposal, a presentation by a former addict and her mother, and breakout sessions on various topics. Childcare provided. More info: 360-618-6217, www.facebook.com/ arlingtonaware.
Musical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 (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.
Pancakes, Lake Stevens: A Norwegian Pancake Breakfast is served 7:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 21 (third Saturday, September to May) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Cost is $5; children younger than 4 are free. This month’s breakfast benefits Eastern Washington wildfire victims. More info: 425-334-0421.
Pancakes, Monroe: 8-10:30 a.m. Nov. 21 (third Saturday) at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway. Cost is $5, $3 younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More info: 360-794-6359.
Pancakes, Bothell: 8-11 a.m. Nov. 21 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Cost is $5. More info: 425-487-2441.
Coin show: The Everett Coin Club’s annual Fall Coin and Stamp Show is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21 and 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Beautiful Saviour Lutheran Church hall, 12810 35th Ave. SE, Everett. Free admission.
Everett: A holiday bazaar is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road. Handmade crafts, gifts, quilts, baked goods, lunch, raffle, Granny’s Attic, and much more. Proceeds benefit local and international charities. More info: 425-353-4758.
Everett: A bazaar is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave. Homemade holiday gifts, Seahawks items, cookies, candies, soup and pie lunch ($5). Proceeds benefit various charities.
Arlington: A Harvest and Holiday Bazaar is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. Local artisans, lunch available, free coffee. More info: 360-653-4551.
Everett: The Cascade High School Choir Boosters holds its annual Fall Gift Fair and Bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Cascade High School, 801 East Casino Road. More info: 425-385-6002.
Lake Stevens: The Lake Stevens Senior Center (2302 Soper Hill Road) holds a holiday bazaar and swap meet 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14. Gifts, crafts, food, antiques, collectibles, vintage, bake sale. Vendors invited to apply. More info: 425-335-0345.
Mill Creek: The Mill Creek Lions Club Holiday Bazaar is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Penny Creek Elementary School, 4117 132nd St., Everett. Over 50 crafters, food, free raffle ticket (extra tickets $1 each). More info: www.millcreeklions.org.
Everett: Old Time and Country Music Association’s annual holiday bazaar is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Baker Heights Community Center, 1401 Poplar St. Gifts, arts and crafts, and live musical entertainment. Proceeds support local food banks. More info: Cee Johnson, 425-334-5769.
Stanwood: The Freeborn Lutheran Church bazaar is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14 at 2304 300th St. NW. Vendors, raffle, locally grown vegetables, bake sale, $6 soup luncheon, lefse and krumkake. Vendor proceeds and raffle and refreshment sales benefit local charities. More info: 360-629-3149.
Everett: The Celebrate Hope Holiday Bazaar is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Snohomish County PUD, 2320 California St. Booth sales benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Everett: A Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21 at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. Bake sale, boutique bargains, raffles, auction, demonstrations, lunch, pickled herring, lefse and more. More info: 425-252-0291.
Snohomish: The annual Bali Bazaar is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21, with a preview at 7 p.m. Nov. 20, at Cross View Church, 604 Avenue C. Handcrafted items from Bali, Indonesia, to benefit My Father’s Home, a nonprofit orphanage in Bali administered by Kim and Brian Boyer of Lake Stevens. More info: www.myfathershome.net.
Arlington: The Arlington Garden Club’s Holiday Garden Art and Crafts sale is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Gleneagle Country Club, 7619 E Country Club Drive.
Snohomish: The Snohomish Senior Center annual Holiday Bazaar is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21 at 506 Fourth St. Over 40 vendors inside and outside, concessions available, bake sale, and quilt and cash raffle. More info: 360-568-0934.
Mountlake Terrace: The Holiday Festival by the Lake arts and crafts bazaar and community event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Drive. Arts, crafts, gifts, baked goods, music, caroling, face painting, raffles, door prizes, lunch available, and a community breakfast 8-10 a.m. More info: 425-672-2407, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camano Island: The annual Camano Center Holiday Craft and Gift Bazaar is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21 at 606 Arrowhead Road. Locally handmade crafts and gifts, lunch, bake sale. More info: 360-387-0222.
Monroe: Northwest Equine Stewardship Center’s Holiday Art and Craft Bazaar is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21 at First Baptist Church, 17922 149th St. SE, Monroe. Arts, crafts, baked goods, hot food, silent auction, raffles, kids activities, tack sale, and photos with the Santa Pony. More info: email@example.com, 206-940-8589.
Ways to help
Fundraiser: The Snohomish County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13 holds a fund drive for its high school scholarship fund, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 14 at the Harbour Pointe QFC, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo. A portion of the proceeds also will go to purchase a QFC gift card for a needy or homeless veteran family. More info: 425-299-3373.
Shelter volunteers: Starting Nov. 15, the South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will open at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood when the temperature is forecasted to fall below 34 degrees for four or more hours overnight. Volunteers are needed to help open the shelter, stay overnight, prepare meals, drive the shelter van, or offer security screening. A volunteer orientation is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Call 425-778-2159 ext. 8 or go to www.trinitylutheranchurch.com for more information.
Green Everett: The Green Everett Partnership is a community-based effort to restore and care for all 354 acres of Everett’s forested parks. Learn how to help at an indoor-outdoor orientation, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 14. Location to be determined. Sign up at www.surveymonkey.com. More info: forterra.org, 425-238-0065.
Auction: The Snohomish Garden Club’s annual auction is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Silent auction, live auction, dessert dash. More info: Laura Hartman, 360-794-9121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate candy: Bring unwanted Halloween candy through Nov. 16 to Scrub City, 7430 Evergreen Way, Suite 102, Everett, as part of Operation Gratitude, which sends candy to troops serving overseas. Written letters and pictures also welcome. Pickup available. More info: 425-903-3901.
Dining for Dollars: Lynnwood High School PTSA Class of 2016 holds a Dining for Dollars fundraiser, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Red Onion Burgers, 21005 44th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace. Bring a voucher and the class gets 20 percent of cash sales, all cash tips, and half of credit card tips. For voucher and more info: Wendy Brown, 206-972-9503, email@example.com.
DVS lunch: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County holds its annual luncheon to “Help Take A Bite Out of Domestic Violence,” 12-2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Outback Steakhouse, 10121 Evergreen Way, Everett. Cost is $15, plus an unwrapped gift for a mom, dad or child. Reservations encouraged. More info: www.dvs-snoco.org or Stephanie Civey at 425-259-2827 ext. 1013.
Sew Thoughtful: The next Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors Sew Thoughtful charity project is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Help make tote bags for Safe Place. Bring machine, threads, tools and lunch. Kits provided. More info: Arlene Harris, 425-743-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kettle Kick Off: The Salvation Army of Marysville-Tulalip kicks off its Christmas Kettle drive with a celebratory event, 10 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Marysville Fred Meyer, 9925 State Ave. Christmas music, cookies and hot cocoa. The annual drive seeks donations of money, toys and food. Volunteers are needed to help ring the silver bell throughout the season. More info: 360-926-2228, volunteer.usawest.org.
Clothing drive: Bring unwanted textiles for a Clothes for the Cause fundraiser to benefit the Everett High School Class of 2016, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at Everett Downtown Storage, 3615 McDougal Ave. Clothing, shoes, purses, belts, household items. More info: 425-239-6478.
Mattress sale: Marysville Arts and Technology High School Class of 2016 holds a mattress sale fundraiser, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21 at 7204 27th Ave. NE.
Band auction: Jackson High School’s Bands Together dinner and auction fundraiser is set for 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive. Tickets are $38 in advance, $40 at the door. Italian dinner, no-host bar, auction and live music by students. More info: email@example.com.
Clothes For Kids: Edmonds holds a clothing drive to benefit Clothes For Kids. Drop off new and gently used clothing for kids and teenagers through November at the Log Cabin Visitor’s Center, 121 Fifth Ave. N, or during the city’s tree-lighting ceremony, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Clothes For Kids’ biggest needs are new underwear and socks size 4T to teen. More info: www.clothesforkids.org.
Coat drive: The public is invited to donate new or gently used coats for kids at Washington Energy Services, 3909 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, to benefit Clothes For Kids. The store is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. More info: 800-398-4663.
Soap for Hope: The AAA Cruise and Travel Store, 3000 196th St. SW, is taking donations of unused travel- and full-size soap and other toiletries to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. More info: www.aaa.com/SoapForHope.
Group leaders needed: The Alzheimer’s Association seeks local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Smokey Point, Mount Vernon and Stanwood. A one-year commitment is required. More info: Linda Whiteside at 800-848-7097, 206-529-3875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed: Annie’s Community Kitchen, which serves free community meals Wednesday nights at Edmonds Lutheran Church, seeks volunteers. More info: annieskitchen.edmondslutheran.org, 425-744-8090.
Holiday food: The Snohomish Community Food Bank seeks groups of people to pledge and collect a holiday food item and bring in 100, 200 or 350 quantity of that item, such as canned apple sauce and boxed stuffing. More info: Elizabeth Grant, 360-568-7993.
Work clothing, YWCA: The YWCA Working Women’s Wardrobe program is in need of personal care and feminine hygiene products and also large department store clothing bags. The items may be dropped off at 3301 Broadway, Everett. Working Wardrobe provides interview- or work-appropriate clothing free to more than 1,100 women a year. More info: 425-258-2766.
Donate clothing: Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road in Everett, seeks help with its Community Meals program through donations of gently used or new cold-weather clothing, including boots, shoes, sweaters, coats, gloves and warm socks for both kids and adults. Children’s books and magazines also are needed. All donations appreciated.
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.
Chores, errands: Volunteer Chore and Transportation Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, seeks volunteers to assist with household chores, yard care and transportation enabling elders, veterans and adults with disabilities to remain independent in their own homes. Volunteers can help the same person each week or be listed for on-call assistance. More info: 425-257-2111, volunteer email@example.com.
Donate cellphones: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County recycles cellphones, iPads and iPhones. Donate at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett. For other sites or more information, go to www.dvs-snoco.org or call 425-259-2827 ext. 13.
Driving safety, Everett: American Driving Services offers the AAA Driver Improvement Program refresher course on defensive driving skills, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Garden Court Retirement, 520 112th St. SW. Cost is $18. Registration required. More info: 800-462-3728.
Driving safety, Arlington: 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.
Driving safety, Camano: The Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, offers the AARP “Smart Driver” class. The course is 8 hours and designed for the driver older than 50. Cost is $15 AARP members, $20 non-members. Bring a sack lunch. Current schedule and more info: 360-387-0222.
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).
Diabetes management: “Managing Diabetes During the Holidays” will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Warm Beach Senior Community Center, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Free. More info: Jennifer Wilkins, 360-652-4593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suicide loss, Stanwood: A Survivors of Suicide Loss support group meets next at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 (first and third Wednesdays) at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. For those grieving and surviving suicide loss. More info: Angie Drake, 425-622-3313 or scsuicideprevention.org.
Suicide loss, Lynnwood: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day will be marked 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21 at Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: survivorday.org, or Jennifer Piplic at 425-582-8600 or email@example.com.
Holiday blues: CrossView Church offers a “Surviving the Holidays” recovery and support group session, 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at 604 Ave. C East, Snohomish. Materials fee is $5. To register, call 360-568-5886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, go to 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.
Grandparents: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meets 6 p.m. second Tuesdays at the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Stevens, 1609 E. Lakeshore Drive. Childcare provided. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. More info: Kelli Lynn, 425-212-1919 or KelliLynnEvents@gmail.com.
Parenting: A drop-in parenting group meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 14 at the YWCA Family Village at 19703 68th Ave. W in Lynnwood. Discuss common parenting challenges, ask questions, practice new techniques. More info: 425-412-2360 ext. 2435 or 2433.
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 6:30-8 p.m. third Wednesdays, except December, at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.
Parents, LGBTQ: The Everett chapter meets 7 p.m. third Mondays 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.