Free microchips: Homeward Pet Dunmire Veterinary Clinic will offer free microchips for dogs and cats, 4-7 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The nonprofit shelter is at 13132 NE 177th Place in Woodinville. Pets must be spayed or neutered. The promotion is offered while supplies last. More info: 425-488-4444.
Marco Cortes: Monroe Library kicks off the summer reading program with Chilean musician Marco Cortes, 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is at 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851.
Chicken dinner: The Stillaguamish Senior Center (18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington) offers a chicken dinner noon-2 p.m. Sunday with roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, roll, drink and dessert. Cost is $9, $8 seniors, $5 ages 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit senior center programs and services.
60-Second Challenge: School-age children are invited to test their creative thinking and problem solving performing “Minute to Win It”-type challenges, 2 p.m. July 1 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851.
Animal habitats: School-age children are invited to learn how animals and plants in our area depend on each other to survive, 2 p.m. July 2 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Nature crafts, too. More info: 425-493-8202.
Ways to help
Fill the Boot: Mukilteo Firefighters Local 3482 will ask locals to “Fill the Boot” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday at the Washington State Ferry holding lanes and at the QFC at 11700 Mukilteo Speedway. Donations go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Football club donations: The Snohomish Boys and Girls Club’s Patriots flag football team has been invited by the Seattle Seahawks to play in a flag football tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the weekend of July 4. The team seeks donations to make the trip. Donations are needed by July 1 and can be dropped off or mailed to the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, attn: Patriots Flag Football Team, 402 Second St., Snohomish, WA 98290. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piano fundraiser: The Miles Black Trio performs with saxophonist Kareem Kandi, 7-9 p.m. July 2 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island, for a “Jazz at the Center” fundraiser. Tickets are $50. All proceeds go toward the purchase of a new Fandrich and Sons grand piano. The musicians are donating their time. More info: 360-387-0222 or www.camanocenter.org.
Blood drive: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 3 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Call 800-398-7888 to sign up.
Help Abbey: A pancake breakfast will be served 8-11 a.m. July 4 at Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe. Cost is $5. Proceeds benefit fifth-grader Abbey Aney’s medical costs for upcoming treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Abbey is known for her toy drives that provide Christmas presents to the children of local food bank clients. More info: Erica Brown, 425-263-2734 or email@example.com.
Kiwanis auction: The Arlington Kiwanis Club holds its annual auction on July 4 to raise money for scholarships. The first silent auction starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by a second silent auction at 9:30 a.m. and the live auction at 10:30 a.m. A pancake breakfast is held at the same time, all at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington.
School volunteers: The Edmonds School District’s Summer Math Program, which also will include reading help this year, seeks volunteers to work with students in grades 4-10. The program runs Mondays through Thursdays July 7 to Aug. 14. There are three daily sessions, at 9-11:30 a.m. (grades 4-10), 11 a.m.-noon (grades 1-3) and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (grades 4-10). More info: www.achievement4edmonds.org or Bill Henning at Programs@Achievement4Edmonds.org.
Project Homeless Connect: Volunteers are needed to help with the one-day Project Homeless Connect event, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10 at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane. Register to volunteer by June 30 at www.uwsc.org/phcsnoco.php. More info: Michelle Morris at 425-374-5541 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations of backpacks, body wash, washcloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner and razors also are needed. Drop off items by July 7 at YWCA’s Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood (6027 208th St. SW) or at YWCA’s office in Everett (3301 Broadway). More info: Luanne Kunz at 425-258-2766 ext. 150 or email@example.com.
Poochapalooza volunteers: Poochapalooza is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12 and seeks volunteers and vendors. The outdoor dog event raises money for the nonprofit M-DOG (Marysville Dog Owners Group), which maintains the city’s off-leash dog park, Strawberry Fields for Rover. The day’s events include wiener dog races, a pie-eating contest for dogs, doggie dessert dash, fashion show for adoptable rescue dogs and much more. To volunteer or sign up for a vendor’s spot, contact Leslie Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.poochapalooza.org.
Goatalympics volunteers: Goatalympics, a pet goat event, auction and more to raise money for New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary, is set for July 12 and volunteers and auction items are needed. More info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors, Marysville: Marysville Parks and Recreation seeks vendors for its annual “Junk in the Trunk” flea market, set for July 12. Sell garage sale items, household goods, tools, vintage items, antiques, collectibles, crafts and more. Park your car in one space and then sell from the open space next to it for $25. For an application, call 360-363-8450 or email email@example.com.
Dog vendors wanted: Scrub-A-Mutt will holds its annual dog wash fundraiser Aug. 16 and seeks dog-related vendors and organizations for an accompanying fair. Cost for a 10-by-10 booth space is $50 for businesses and free for nonprofit and rescue groups. More info: www.scrub-a-mutt.org.
Mechanical skills: MSHH Donor Closet in Edmonds seeks help in its work refurbishing medical and mobility equipment for people with multiple sclerosis or other medical needs. Volunteers with mechanical and electrical skills are particularly needed, along with volunteers who can pick up and deliver equipment, clean equipment, or assist people with selecting the right equipment. The Donor Closet is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at 409 Howell Way, Edmonds. More info: Richard Marin at 425-778-3762.
Drivers needed: Concern for Neighbors Food Bank seeks volunteers with good driving records to help with collecting food donations. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, be at least 25 years old and able to lift about 40 pounds. More info: 425-778-7227, Concern4NeighborsFoodBank@yahoo.com.
Soup kitchen, Everett: The Everett soup kitchen seeks volunteer drivers. Vehicle provided. Volunteers must be licensed and insured. Help is needed on various days. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Food bank, Everett: Hands of Hope, a Volunteers of America Food Bank, at 9021 Evergreen Way in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Send checks to P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206. Food donation and client hours are 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. More info: Leann Geiger, senior director of Basic Services, at 425-259-3191.
Food bank, Lowell: The Lowell Community Food Bank, based at River of Life Community Church in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Help is needed to sort produce 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, as well as break down boxes, feed worm bins, occasionally cook and prepare food, and clean. More info: 206-240-0676.
Food bank, Arlington: Arlington Community Food Bank seeks donations and volunteers. The food bank is at 18810 59th Drive NE. Send checks to 16821 Smokey Point Blvd., PMB 224, Arlington, WA 98223. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at 360-435-1631.
Food bank, Marysville: Shopping assistants are needed to help visitors select groceries at Marysville Community Food Bank, 4150 88th St. NE. Hours are 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, and 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. More info: 360-658-1054 or email@example.com.
Food bank, Snohomish: The Snohomish Community Food Bank needs reliable volunteers to assist with various duties. More info: Elizabeth Grant at 360-568-7993 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Help with wardrobes: Clothes For Kids, a Lynnwood nonprofit that provides wardrobes for low-income families, seeks volunteers to help sort clothes, stock shelves, assist shoppers and more. Available shifts are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. More info: www.clothesforkids.org or Nancy Laird Burris at 425-741-6500.
Volunteer Chore Services: This program of Catholic Community Services seeks volunteers to assist with household chores and more, enabling elders 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: Cherisse Webb, 425-374-6323 or 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.
RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older to volunteer at schools, food banks, homeless shelters, the court system and more. More info: John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.
Juggling: A four-week juggling program for seniors with no juggling experience continues 10-11 a.m. Thursdays through July 3 in the ballroom at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Each class is $5 and drop-ins are welcome. More info: email@example.com or 425-774-5555.
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. The current session started May 22. Non-Group Health Medicare members can take the class for $30 (three days a week for five weeks). More info: 425-257-8780.
Driving safety class, Arlington: A “55 Alive” defensive driving class is offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Tuesday and 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.
Peer support group: 10:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. More info: 360-653-4551.
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.
Scrabble, Snohomish: A group plays at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome.
Scrabble group: Plays at 12:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. More info: 425-334-2878.
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.
Friendship Club: A group of senior citizens meets for lunch the second Thursday of each month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 216 Broadway, Everett. Lunch costs $7. The group also takes monthly bus tours. More info: Jim or Polly at 425-335-4324.
Double-deck pinochle: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays at Scriber Gardens/GenCare, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: Carla, 425-771-5471.
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.
Caregiver support: A family caregiver support group meets next from 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 9 (second Wednesday) at Gencare Scriber Gardens, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Refreshments provided. More info: 425-673-7111.
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.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance: Meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second, third and fourth Monday of each month in the Monte Cristo rooms at Providence Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., 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.
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.
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.
Head injury support group: Meets next from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 1 (first Tuesday) on the second floor of Swedish/Edmonds Medical Center, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Group supports brain-incident survivors and their caregivers. More info: Lou Nash, 425-776-7264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson’s disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. June 28 (fourth Saturday) at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-327-9401.
Support group for parents of children with behavioral problems: 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.
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.