Bricks 4 Kidz: School-age children are invited to delve into the history and mechanics of favorite amusement park rides as they construct a carousel swing, Ferris wheel, loop-de-loop ride, swing boat ride, and merry-go-round out of Lego bricks, 2 p.m. today at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Younger kids can build a fish with Duplo bricks. Then enjoy free play and race Lego cars down a ramp. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3232.
Beavers: See the 31-minute Imax movie “All About Beavers” free at 7 p.m. today at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Reservations required. Call 425-316-8592.
Lunch and plant sale: The nonprofit Camano Island Yacht Club offers lunch and a plant sale during the Camano Island Art Tour, today and Saturday at 129 N. Sunset Drive, Camano Island. Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include deluxe hamburger or Reuben sandwich, chips and drink for $8.50.
Fish-in: The annual Silver Lake Kids’ Fish-in is set for 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, 11405 W. Silver Lake Road, Everett. Kids age 4-14 can bait, cast and catch trout. Kids with their own gear and poles should bring them; a limited supply of fear will be on hand to borrow. Free, but registration required. More info: everettwa.org/parks or 425-257-8300 ext 2.
Shredding event: The Edmonds Branch of 1st Security Bank, at 620 Edmonds Way, will host a Shredding and Electronic Waste Recycling Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Up to 10 boxes or bags of paper and up to 10 electronic items per person. Some electronics require a fee. More info: www.fsbwa.com.
Craft for mom: Kids Plant for Mom’s Day will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Edmonds Farmer’s Market, Fifth Avenue North and Bell Street. Children are invited to plant pots with flowers to give their mothers for Mother’s Day. Edmonds in Bloom volunteers will assist. A $9 donation is requested. More info: www.edmondsinbloom.com.
Touch-A-Truck: Mukilteo’s annual Touch-A-Truck event is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. Vehicles from utility and emergency departments from Mukilteo and surrounding areas will be on display for the public to see and experience. Free admission, with non-perishable food donations requested for the food bank. More info: 425-263-8180.
Train Day: Swamp Creek and Western Railroad Association of Edmonds celebrates National Train Day with an open house, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 210 Railroad Ave. Admission is free. More info: 425-257-9343.
Benefit sale: CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, sponsors a plant and bake sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Hot dogs, water and free coffee as you shop for desserts and indoor and outdoor plants. All proceeds benefit CASA. More info: 360-387-1902.
Going Batty: Learn the truth about bats and dispel the myths with Barbara Ogaard from Sarvey Wildlife Center and Bats Northwest, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Ogaard will give an introduction to bats of the world using props, slides and live bats. For all ages. More info: 360-794-7851.
Powwow: Everett Community College hosts the annual Hibulb Powwow on Saturday at EvCC’s Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. in Everett. The “Keeping the Traditions Alive” powwow features traditional Native American dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts. Grand entries are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. More info: Paula Three Stars, 425-388-9281.
Stepping stone: Make a stepping stone with concrete and mosaic pieces, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Bring a mold (such as an 8-inch cake pan, plastic pot saucer or disposable pie plate) and any of your own “toppings.” More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3232.
Benefit concert: Bronn Journey hosts a community concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wagner Performing Arts Center (639 W. Main St., Monroe) to benefit Housing Hope and its upcoming Monroe Family Village development. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/647178 or at the door.
Buffet brunch: The nonprofit Camano Island Yacht Club offers a Mother’s Day buffet brunch, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at 129 N. Sunset Drive, Camano Island. Cost is $9, $5 for children under age 9, omelets $1 extra. Also, a plant sale afterward with everything half-off.
Squishy circuits: Teens are invited to create circuits with LED lights using conductive play-dough, 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851 ext. 4105.
Documentary: Everett Community College’s Humanities Center presents a screening of the documentary “The Boys of Terezin” at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday. The film, which takes viewers inside the infamous concentration camp, will be introduced by Mina Miller, artistic director of Music of Remembrance, a nonprofit dedicated to remembering Holocaust musicians and their art. More info: 425-388-9411.
Tech talk: Technology author Alex Alben will speak about the future of digital and traditional communication at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Everett Community College’s Whitehorse Hall critique space on the campus at 2000 Tower St. Alben’s presentation ends a three-month speakers’ series hosted by EvCC’s award-winning student media organization, The Clipper, exploring the many changes reshaping the world of journalism. The event is free and open to the public.
Duct tape crafts: Wallets, roses, shoes and even prom dresses — teens are invited to explore what they can make out of duct tape, 3 p.m. Thursday at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. More info: 360-435-3033.
Family bingo: Mill Creek Parks and Recreation staff and Youth Advisory Board members invite families to a Bingo Party, 6-8 p.m. May 16 in the cafeteria at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd., Mill Creek. Entry fee is $2 per person, along with a non-perishable canned food item for the Mill Creek Food Bank, and includes one triple Bingo card. Bring own marker or crayon. Extra cards at door for $1 each. Pizza by the slice and beverage for $2. More info: Kristen Froseth at 425-921-5779 or email@example.com.
Musical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. May 16 (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.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. May 17 (third Saturday, September to May) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Thin, rolled pancakes with strawberries and syrup, along with ham and beverages. Cost is $5; children under age 4 are free. More info: 425-334-0421.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. May 17 (third Saturday) at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice prepared and served by volunteers. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children under age 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More information: 360-794-6359.
Ornithologist talk: Noah Strycker, ornithologist, adventurer, and associate editor of Birding magazine, speaks at 2 p.m. May 17 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Strycker will discuss the findings in his new book, “The Thing with Feathers.” More info: 425-257-7640.
Van Valey open house: The historic Van Valey House at 2130 Colby Ave. in Everett opens its doors 7-9 p.m. May 17 for a preview of an exhibit of Tiffany stained-glass lamps. A reception and awards ceremony is 7-9 p.m. May 18. The exhibit continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through May 22. More info: www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=472.
Cat class: The Community Cat Coalition provides a free “Basic TNR: Trap, Neuter, Return” class May 18 at the Lynnwood Library. Registration is required. This is not a Sno-Isle program. To register and for more information, including the time, contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-330-2658.
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Oso fundraiser: Taylor Pederson, 9, and her teammates on the third- and fourth-grade volleyball and basketball teams will sell handmade bracelets, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and raffle tickets, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Dwayne Lane Chevrolet, 21015 Highway 9 in Arlington. Proceeds benefit Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund for those affected by the Oso mudslide. Raffles include $10 tickets for a fishing trip and 8-foot pink dogwood and $1 tickets for various gift certificates and gift baskets. More info: “3rd/4th Grade Girls Sports – Oso Fundraiser” on facebook.com.
Mattress sale: The Cascade High School football team boosters plan a mattress set fundraiser sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the campus at 801 E. Casino Road, Everett. Save 30 percent to 60 percent off retail of new pillow-top, orthopedic, latex, memory foam and other mattresses with warranties. Free layaway available. Delivery available. More info: Nancy.email@example.com.
Teen service hours: Students in grades 6-8 can earn community service credits by helping with crafts, cleaning, sorting and more at the Mukilteo Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. The library is at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. No need to sign up. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3231.
Food drive: The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive will be Saturday and volunteers are needed to help sort food at area post offices, including two in Everett, one in Edmonds and one in Lynnwood. Volunteers can learn more and sign up at http://t.uwsc.org/fooddrivevolunteer.
Bike work parties: Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will be having the Kids Bike Swap on June 8 and seeks volunteers to help at a series of work parties (no experience required): 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. May 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1, and 6-9 p.m. June 4. Snacks provided. Donations of kids’ bikes also are needed, especially ones with 20- and 24-inch wheels. More info: 425-971-0199.
Sew Thoughtful: If you love to sew, join the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors for their Sew Thoughtful project, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16 in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension Office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Pre-cut quilt kits will be pieced together for babies at Providence Hospital NICU. Bring your sewing machine, sewing tools and lunch. More info: Carla Peery at 206-595-9717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choir dinner: “Music Through the Decades,” a concert, silent auction and dinner to benefit the Lake Stevens High School Choir Booster Club, is set for 6 p.m. May 16. Tickets are $10 ($35 for four) at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/554512, or $15 at the door. The event will be held at Cavelero Mid High School, 8220 24th St. SE, Lake Stevens. More info: Amy Hoffman at 425-879-7880 or email@example.com.
Food drive: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17 at Albertson’s, 3322 132nd St. SE, Mill Creek, hosted by McKesson Drug Co. employees to benefit the Volunteers of America Food Bank.
Treasure sale: A Treasure Sale and Dessert Tasting to benefit Relay for Life will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17 at the Emeritus Senior Living at Stanwood, 7212 265th St. NW. Silent auction is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Taste 10 desserts for $5. More info: 360-629-3445.
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.
Craft vendors wanted: The nonprofit Lake Goodwin Community Club seeks craft vendors for its annual craft and garage sale, scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14, the same day as the annual Seven Lakes area garage sales. Cost is $30 for a six-foot table space. More info: Roger, 360-652-8025.
Cruzin vendors sought: Cruzin’ to Colby, set for May 25-26, seeks food, crafts and informational vendors. Booth sizes vary in size and cost $50 to $150. Proceeds benefit local charities via the nonprofit Seattle Rod-tiques car club. More info: www.seattlerod-tiques.com or 425-710-7406 or 425-337-9335.
Dog vendors wanted: Scrub-A-Mutt will hold 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.
Fabric donations: The Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County seek donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn and needlework items for its fourth annual Fabric Sale on June 21 to benefit Camp Stitch-a-Lot and other community sewing programs. Donations will be accepted 2-8 p.m. June 20 in the McCollum Park Education building behind the WSU Extension office at 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To donate ahead of time, contact Rita at 425-483-3594 (south Snohomish County), Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org (central Snohomish County), or Midge at 425-319-3351 (north Snohomish County).
Lake monitors needed: Snohomish County Surface Water Management seeks volunteers to collect water quality samples and record data this summer for one of the following lakes: Bryant, Cassidy, Chain, Meadow, Riley and Wagner. Training and equipment will be provided except for a boat and anchor. Volunteers would commit to a few hours each month from May through October. More info: Jennifer Oden at 425-388-3464, or www.lakes.surfacewater.info.
Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds its next volunteer information session on May 21 (third Wednesday). Registration required. More info: Joanie at 425-261-4815 or Joan.Hemm@providence.org.
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: Janet at 360-629-5257 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 campus gift shop, located at the Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett, 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: PGCA president Julie Dickson, 425-339-1398.
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.
Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm, a no-kill, farm-like shelter in Arlington, has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Donations also are accepted, such as gift cards to pet stores, dog heating pads, pet food and more. More info: 360-652-5844, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.saveourdogsandcats.org.
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.
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 runs through May 21. 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.
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.
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.
Caregiver support: A family caregiver support group meets next from 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 14 (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.
Family support group: Meets next from 7:30-9 p.m. May 12 (second Monday) 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.
Lymphedema support group: Meets next from 6-8 p.m. May 15 (third Thursday) in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: email@example.com.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. May 16 (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
MS self-help group, Marysville: Meets next from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 10 (second Saturday) at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE. More info: Nancy Toth, 360-435-6111.
Ostomy Support Group: The United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter, meets next at 1-3 p.m. May 12 (second Monday) at the United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. The group’s purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of people with ostomies. More info: Cathryn, 425-337-7221.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: The Everett chapter meets next at 7 p.m. May 19 (third Monday) at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. More info: www.pflag.org.