Community Extra: Calendar


Breakfast, Edmonds: The Edmonds Senior Center offers a community breakfast, 8:30-9:30 a.m. today. The Senior Center is at 220 Railroad Ave. Menu includes pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits, sausage gravy, juice, coffee or tea. All are welcome. Cost is $5.

Oso prayer: A community prayer service for those affected by the Oso slide is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Haller Middle School gym, 600 E. First St., Arlington. The event is sponsored by the Arlington Ministerial Association, with more than 30 local churches involved.

Breakfast, Snohomish: The Snohomish Senior Center plans a community breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 and includes bacon, ham, sausage, eggs, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, plus beverages. The Senior Center is at 506 Fourth St.

Killer Whale Tales: The San Juan killer whale show with biologist and photographer Jeff Hogan returns at 11 a.m. Saturday to the Northwest Stream Center, located in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 for non-members. Registration required. More info: 425-316-8592.

Boating seminar: The Everett Sail and Power Squadron offers a free seminar, “Partner in Command,” 2:45-4:45 p.m. Saturday at Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. An introduction to boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. More info: Jim West at 425-778-0283 or

Bingo: The Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., holds a Community Bingo Bonanza, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome. Buy-in is $8. Early bird game at 5:15 p.m., regular session at 5:30 p.m. Cafe open at 4:30 p.m.

Storytelling: Northwest Heritage Resources presents a performance of Native American storytelling by Roger Fernandes and Lois Landgrebe, 7 p.m. Saturday at Sultan City Hall, 319 Main St., in partnership with the Sultan Historical Society, the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Ethic Heritage Council. Fernandes is a member of the Lower Elwha Band of S’Klallam. Landgrebe is from Tulalip and is of largely Snohomish heritage. Admission is $5 at the door. More info: 360-793-0983.

Monster Madness: School-age children are invited to learn about mermaids, Bigfoot, dragons, unicorns, the Loch Ness monster and other fantastical creatures, 2 p.m. April 7 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. The spring break series continues with “Crafternoon” at 1 p.m. April 8, “Pinata Party Part I” at 2 p.m. April 9, “Pinata Party Part II” at 2 p.m. April 10, a movie at 2 p.m. April 11, and “Lego Animation” at 2 p.m. April 12.

Henna tattoos: School-age children can learn more about “The Ancient Art of Henna: Temporary Tattoo Designs,” 2 p.m. April 7 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. The spring break series continues with “Worlds of Costumes” at 2 p.m. April 8, “Candy Experiments” at 2 p.m. April 9, “Monster Madness” at 2 p.m. April 10, and “Crafternoon: Pencil Toppers” at 2 p.m. April 11.

Holocaust talk: Marie-Anne Celine Harkness shares her family story of resistance in Nazi-occupied France, including how her grandmother helped save about 300 Jewish refugees, in the first installment of a “Surviving the Holocaust” speaker series, 12:20-1:20 p.m. April 9 in room 101 of the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. More info: 425-388-9411.

Out of the Shadows: The newly formed Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition sponsors a community-wide drug and alcohol awareness event, “Out of the Shadows,” at 6 p.m. April 9 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center on the campus of Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Childcare for younger children available. Hear personal stories about Arlington youth who have struggled with addiction, get valuable information and learn how to help. (This event was rescheduled after being canceled for March 26.) More info: or Liz Ries at 360-618-6300 ext. 3009.

Way of Trout: Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks offer a free showing of the 1969 classic short film, “The Way of Trout,” at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Northwest Stream Center, located in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. A tour of the center’s Trout Stream exhibit follows. To reserve a space, call 425-316-8592.

Rain barrels: Learn about sustainable landscaping practices and how to be recognized for them at a Mill Creek workshop, 10-11 a.m. April 12 at the Lively Environmental Center, followed by a Build Your Own Rain Barrel workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The sustainable gardening information session is free; the rain barrel workshop is $25 and includes supplies. Register at More info: Kate Riley at 425-335-5634 ext. 119.

Raising chickens: “Raising Chickens for Eggs and Meat” with local hobby farmer Josh Hanson will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 12 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Learn how to start your own flock.

Hooves talk: All Breed Equine Rez-Q plans a seminar on hooves and lameness, 12-4 p.m. April 12 at the Grange Hall, 800 Second St., Snohomish. Cost is a suggested $20 donation to All Breed, an all-volunteer nonprofit. RSVP to Dale at 425-263-6390 or Sharon at 206-933-0327 or to


Benefit football game: Arlington High School football player Max Gray has organized a “flash football” game to raise funds for the family of Jovon Mangual, who died in the landslide in Oso. The game is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. To participate, players must bring a donation, with those bringing the largest donations being named captains. Donations go to Mangual’s mother, Jonielle Spillers, who lost her husband, Billy Spillers, and daughters Kaylee and Brooke Spillers in the slide.

Oso relief: Smokey Point Community Church plans an Oso relief event, 5–8 p.m. today. They will be accepting cash donations, canned food, clothing, blankets and gift cards.

Tribal jam: Bring your instruments to an inter-tribal jam session to raise funds for Oso at 6 p.m. today. Bring drums, shawls, regalia and share some songs and prayers. Donations will be accepted. There will also be a blanket drive, canned food drive, raffles and concession. Held at 6700 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip. More info:

Swim-a-Thon: West Coast Aquatics swimmers plan a Swim-a-Thon to raise funds that will help cover the nonprofit facility’s maintenance costs, save toward resurfacing the pool decks and offer swim scholarships. Swimmers ages 7 to 17 will swim for two hours or up to 200 lengths of the pool starting at 6 p.m. today. The pool facility, which also is used by local schools, is at 15622 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek. More info:

Relay for Life g-sale: The Camano Center plans a garage sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The Camano Center is at 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. More info: 360-387-0222.

Oso Strong: The Oso Strong Benefit is set for 1-7 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes River Ranch, 22016 Entsminger Road, Arlington. Live music from Johnny Green &The Pack String, Jesse Taylor, Jody Taylor, Pete Frothingham, and the Wild Turkey Band. Entry by donation; $10 pasta bar; $5 beer and wine tickets.

Bike ride: The Marysville YMCA is having a family bike ride on Saturday with proceeds benefiting Oso slide relief efforts. Register at

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. Meets next April 6 (first Sunday) in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.

Blues for the Slide: The benefit concert and auction is set for Sunday at Cedar Stump, 19711 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, and 7 p.m. April 10 at Jimmy Jack’s, 13428 Highway 99 in Everett. More info:

Relief benefit: An Oso relief benefit show, featuring many performers including Rey Mendoza and Drew Ferarro, is set for 4-10 p.m. Sunday at The Hawthorne, 115 Ave. A, Snohomish.

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

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): 6-9 p.m. April 10, 6-9 p.m. April 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 10, 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.

Harbor clean-up: Join Meadowdale High School senior Shane Hayes, ocean advocate Annie Crawley and other volunteers for a Dive Against Marine Debris underwater clean-up event, set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12 at the Edmonds Marina, 336 Admiral Way. More info: 805-453-1947.

Teen volunteer hours: Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn community service credits by helping prepare crafts, clean, sort books and more, 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 12 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. No sign-up required.

Fashion fundraiser: The Spring Fling Fashion Show in Darrington now will be a fundraiser for Oso slide victims. The event is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 and is $5 per person. Darrington youth will model fashions alongside an auction. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. For tickets, call 425-320-6996.

Zumba for Oso: A Zumbathon charity event is set for 6-8 p.m. April 10 at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Proceeds will benefit Cascade Valley Hospital Health Foundation.

Benefit concert, Arlington: Arlington’s Mirkwood cafe plans a benefit concert at 6:30 p.m. April 12. Performers include Skablins, Woodshed and the High Council. Tickets are $5 at the door. The cafe is at 117 E. Division St.

Benefit concert, Sultan: Bubba’s Roadhouse in Sultan plans a benefit concert at 8 p.m. April 12 featuring the Shivering Denizens. Cover charge is $1 with proceeds going to the Coastal Community Bank account for Oso relief efforts. Bubba’s is at 924 U.S. 2.

Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett, holds its next volunteer information session on April 16 (third Wednesday). Registration required. More info: Joanie at 425-261-4815 or

Donations sought: A benefit dinner and silent auction are planned for April 27 at Nature’s Connection Place in Arlington. Organizers are looking for donations via businesses, help with the event and food donations. More info:


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.

Retirement planning: A class, “How Do I Keep from Running Out of Money During Retirement?,” will be held at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. The class is for retirees and soon-to-be retirees. A library program presented by Mickey Monroe. More info: 360-658-5000.


Parenting classes: The YWCA offers a CPS and court-approved parenting class series, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, April 16-June 18, at its Lynnwood facility. The 10-week series is free for income-eligible families. Registration is required and child care is not available. For more information or to register, call 425-412-2364.

Advance care planning: The Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition offers “Your Life, Your Wishes” palliative care workshops at local YMCA branches. Space is limited and registration is required. The last session is set for 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. May 2 at the Mukilteo YMCA (425-493-9622).

Tax help: Free tax return preparation for people of low and moderate income is available at seven Sno-Isle Libraries. The one-on-one assistance with individual federal tax returns is offered through the AARP Tax-Aide program at the Coupeville, Edmonds, Freeland, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor and Snohomish libraries. Priority is given to age 60 and over. AARP membership is not required. More info:

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:

Caregiver support: A family caregiver support group meets next from 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 9 (second Wednesday) at Gencare Scriber Gardens, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Refreshments provided. More info: 425-673-7111.

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: 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:

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. April 14 (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.

MS self-help group, Marysville: Meets next from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 12 (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. April 14 (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.

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

Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: Meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. April 16 (third Wednesday, except December) at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.

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:, or area captain Darlene Wascher at 360-658-1311.

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