Bingo karaoke: 7 p.m. today at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Snack bar and beverages available. Cost is $10 if registered, $12 at the door. Age 21 and older. More info: 425-774-5555.
Musical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. today (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.
School play, Snohomish: Glacier Peak High School presents “The Boy Friend,” a romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies, 7 p.m. today and Saturday, April 25-26 and May 2-3. The school is at 7401 144th Place SE, Snohomish. Tickets are $12, $10 students, seniors and children. More info: www.glacierpeakdrama.org. School play, Lake Stevens: Cavelero Mid High School presents “Kilroy Was Here,” a musical comedy set at a 1940s USO Club, 6 p.m. today, and 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday at the school, 8220 24th St. SE, Lake Stevens. Tickets are $7, $5 students and seniors, at the door.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (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. This month’s breakfast benefits the victims of the Oso mudslide, with donations partially matched by Thrivent Financial Services. More info: 425-334-0421.
Pancake breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday (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.
Earth Day: The Snohomish Conservation District plans a free Earth Day event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Camano Plaza, 370 NE Camano Drive on Camano Island. Free plants, demonstrations, kids activities and more.
Shredding event, Lynnwood: Shred documents and recycle large appliances, car batteries, computers, scrap metal and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Windermere North, 4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood. Up to 20 banker boxes accepted per person. Food donations also taken for Concern for Neighbors Food Bank. More info: 425-776-1119.
Shredding event, Everett: Shred documents and recycle unwanted electronics (such as TVs, computers, monitors and cellphones), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the BECU Everett Financial Center, 11127 Evergreen Way S. Shred up to three grocery bags or two banker boxes of documents for free. Most electronics also accepted free. Bring a donation for the local food bank. More info: www.becu.org.
Marine radio class: The nonprofit Everett Sail and Power Squadron gives a free seminar on “Using VHF/DSC Marine Radio,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. More info: Jim West at 425-778-0283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter parade: An Easter parade and bonnet contest takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday along First Street in downtown Snohomish. More info: www.cityofsnohomish.com.
April Pools Day: All ages are invited to practice water safety skills, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday at the Forest Park Swim Center; 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Play games, try on a life jacket, ride in a kayak, and more. Admission is a canned food donation for local food banks, or a monetary donation for the Park Scholarship Fund. More info: 425-257-8300 ext. 2, or www.everettwa.org/parks.
Tea party: Snohomish Senior Center (506 Fourth St.) plans A Mad Hatter Tea Party, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10. Wear a “mad hat” for the chance to win a prize. A fashion show and dance performance round out the event. More info: 360-568-0934.
Poetry event: Join local poets and Elizabeth Austen, Washington State Poet Laureate, at a family-friendly open mic event, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Library , 23300 58th Ave. W. More info: 425-776-8722.
Earth Week: Everett Community College celebrates Earth Week April 21-26 with a presentation by gardening expert Ciscoe Morris, a trash-fashion show, electronics recycling and more. All events are free and open to the public and also include prize drawings, a plant swap, Bargreen’s Coffee discount days, a used clothing drive, compost demonstrations and more. More info: www.everettcc.edu/EarthWeek.
Holocaust talk: Ron Friedman, son of Holocaust survivor Herbert Friedman, speaks about his father’s escape from Nazi-controlled Vienna at age 13 as part of the Kindertransport (Childrens’ Trains) to England, 12:20-1:20 p.m. April 23 in room 101 of the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Free and open to the public. More info: 425-388-9411, www.everettcc.edu/humanitiescenter.
Pancake breakfast: The Mill Creek Senior Center holds a breakfast fundraiser, 8:30-11 a.m. April 24 at Emeritus at Mill Creek, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway. Waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. Suggested donation is $10. More info: 425-948-7170.
ORCA info: Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will host an information session at 6 p.m. April 24 at its waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, in Everett. This is the final information session before the May 1 application deadline. More info: Ardi Kveven at 425-267-0156, or www.everettcc.edu/orca.
Foraging presentation: Jennifer Hahn — author of “Pacific Feast: A Cooks Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine” — will present at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Northwest Stream Center’s visitors building in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members. Reservations required. More info: 425-316-8592.
Apprenticeship talk: University of Washington history professor Bill Rorabaugh will speak about the history of apprenticeships, 7 p.m. April 24 in room 101 of the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. More info: 425-388-9930.
School play: Marysville-Pilchuck High School presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m. April 24-26 and May 1-3 in the auditorium of the campus at 5611 108th St. NE, Marysville. Tickets are $10, $8 students and seniors. More info: 360-653-0600.
Teen games: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to compete for prizes in a variety of “Minute to Win It”-type games, 1-3 p.m. April 25 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
Pancake breakfast: The South Everett Lions’ annual pancake breakfast runs 8 a.m.-noon April 26 at Cascade View Presbyterian Church (across from Cascade High School), 1030 E. Casino Road. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $7 and benefits scholarships and community outreach. More info: 425-337-0959.
Shredding event, Marysville: 9 a.m.-noon April 26 at HomeStreet Bank, 1238 State Ave., Marysville. Up to six boxes of paper per household. Food bank donations also accepted. More info: 360-651-0308.
Electronics recycling: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26 at McClain Insurance Services, 10410 19th Ave. SE, Everett. Recycle most electronics for free (e.g., computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, TVs and cellphones). Other items require a $5 fee (e.g., printers, VCR players, stereos, microwaves, and small household appliances). More info: 425-379-9200.
Shredding event, Everett: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 26 at Mountain Pacific Bank, 3732 Broadway in Everett. Bring up to 50 pounds of documents. More info: 425-263-3500.
Dining at Downton: In “A Trial by Fork,” food historian Tames Alan demystifies the manners, menu and accoutrements of a formal 12-course dinner as would have been eaten upstairs at Downton Abbey before the outbreak of World War I, 2-3 p.m. April 26 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
Artisan bread class: Learn to make artisan bread at a free workshop sponsored by the Monroe Library and set for 2 p.m. April 26 a few doors down at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Registration required. More info: www.sno-isle.org or 360-794-7851.
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Sew Thoughtful: Make pajamas for foster kids with the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors at its next Sew Thoughtful community service event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at in the Cougar Room behind the WSU Extension Office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Bring a sewing machine, sewing tools, thread and lunch. Pajama kits provided. More info: Carla Peery at 206-595-9717.
Earth Day cleanup: Students from View Ridge Elementary School will celebrate Earth Day with Everett Parks and Recreation, 1-2 p.m. today at Johnston-Kelly Park, located at 49th Street SW and Forrest Drive, for general park cleanup and tree planting. The community is invited to help out. More info: www.everettwa.org/parks.
Kitten shower: CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, holds its annual Little Whiskers Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 198 Can Ku Road, Camano Island. Donate kitten specific wet or dry food, KMR Kitten Milk Replacement formula, kitten feeding bottles or provide a monetary donation. Learn about kitten fostering, meet adoptable cats and dogs, and enter a raffle. More info: 360-387-1902, www.camanoanimalshelter.org.
K9 benefit: The Humane Society in Arlington will be hosting a fundraiser for the Snohomish County Search and Rescue K9 team, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday outside of Haggen Food and Pharmacy, 26603 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Or send checks payable to the “SC K9 SAR Team” to the Humane Society, 8304 Wayne Ave., Stanwood, WA 98292. Donations are tax-deductible. More info: 360-652-5844 or email@example.com.
Oso benefit, Machias: An Oly Angels Oyster Grill for Oso benefit is set for 12 p.m. Saturday at Docs’ Pilchuck Tavern, 1431 S. Machias Road, Snohomish. All proceeds go to help survivors. Donations accepted for silent auction and bake sale. More info: The Oly Angels at www.facebook.com.
Volunteer training: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County presents a five-week, 21-hour “Community Education and Volunteer Training” class, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, April 21 to May 19, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28 in downtown Everett. Classes are free to volunteers willing to commit 10 hours of volunteer time within a six-month period for the nonprofit. Light snacks and break time provided. More info: Sharon Lee at 425-259-2827 ext. 1024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Autism Fun Run: Kamiak High School students hold the annual UKnight For Autism 3-mile fun run-walk to benefit Everett nonprofit All Aboard, 9 a.m. April 26 at the high school, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Registration closes today. All Aboard provides activities and programs for adults with special needs. The course is wheelchair-friendly and good for all ages. Cost is $30. More info: UKnight For Autism at www.facebook.com.
Park clean-up: Help tidy up the Evergreen Playfield complex in honor of Earth Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot at 22205 56th Ave. W. Bring gloves and tools (no power equipment). Projects include painting, weed control, litter clean-up and debris removal. Groups should register in advance. Lunch follows. More info: Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811.
Oso Mudslide Benefit Run: The Arlington Runners Club hosts a 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run to benefit three organizations assisting in Oso mudslide relief efforts. The event opens at 9 a.m. April 26, with a moment of silence at 10:37 a.m. and the start at 10:45 a.m. All proceeds go to Darrington Family Support Services, Oso Mudslide Relief (Oso Community Chapel), and Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue. More info: www.ArlingtonRunnersClub.org/Oso.
Oso motorcycle ride: A benefit ride of 78 miles each way starts with breakfast, 8 a.m. April 26 at Hubb’s Pizza and Pasta, 21102 67th Ave. NE, Arlington, then heads to Darrington for a barbecue fundraiser. More info: Kristie McBride at email@example.com or 425-971-1380.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gala volunteers: Volunteers are needed for decorating, registration and more for Village Community Services’ annual Village Gala fundraiser on May 3 at the Medallion Hotel in Arlington. The nonprofit supports and advocates for local adults with disabilities. To volunteer, contact Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
Healthy Living Fair: Edmonds Senior Center hosts a CarePartners Healthy Living Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 25. Free admission, screenings and giveaways, with first 200 seniors also getting a free lunch. The Senior Center is at 220 Railroad Ave. More info: Michelle at 425-774-5555, ext. 108.
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. 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.
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.
Mobile CSO: The state Department of Social and Health Services Mobile Community Service Office is coming to Everett on April 28. DSHS and Division of Child Support staff will be on hand for application interviews for food and cash as well as yearly reviews, and to answer questions on active cases or about any other DSHS services. The van will be on hand 12-5 p.m. at the Department of Corrections, 8625 Evergreen Way, Suite 108, Everett.
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).
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.
Amputee support group: Meets next at 7 p.m. April 24 (fourth Thursday) at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive in Everett. Support and information for people who have experienced or are facing amputation. Families and friends also invited. More info: Maurine at 425-338-1395, or Betsy at 206-321-2997.
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.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. today (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: The Everett chapter meets next at 7 p.m. April 21 (third Monday) at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. More info: www.pflag.org.
Parkinson’s disease support group: Meets next from 2-4 p.m. April 26 (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.