Community Extra: Calendar for Jan. 27 to Feb. 4, 2017

EVENTS

Beavers: Watch the IMAX movie “Beavers” and learn more about the animal’s habits, habitat requirements and see a dam on North Creek, 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. All ages. Cost is $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 nonmembers. Reservations required. More info: 425-316-8592.

GroundFrog Day: The farcical fun returns to Snohomish, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Gazebo at First Street and Avenue A. Meet Snohomish Slew and Princess Frogalina, take in live youth entertainment, race a frog at the Aquatic Center, and more. More info: www.groundfrogday.com.

Bicycle safety: Mill Creek Police plan a pedestrian, runner and bicycle safety event, 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at City Council Chambers, 15728 Main St. Learn rights and responsibilities, laws, emergency calls via mobile devices, visibility and more. More info: 016@cityofmillcreek.com.

Medieval Faire: The Ursulmas Medieval Faire runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 28 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. An annual event of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Admission is $20, $25 seniors and military, free for youth age 17 and younger with paid adult. More info: www.aquaterra.antir.sca.org/Ursulmas.

Voices of Youth: Crossroads High School students share their stories at a Voices of Youth event, 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the high school at 205 N Alder Ave., Granite Falls. Free. More info: 360-691-7717.

Pancakes, Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 3 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.

Eagle Festival: The 10th annual Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival runs Feb. 3-4. The family festival focused on nature includes guided tours, an art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, live music, wagon rides and more. More info: 360-403-3448, arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest.

Pancakes, Bothell: 8-11 a.m. Feb. 4 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Cost is $5. More info: 425-487-2441.

Pancakes, Snohomish: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and more. Cost is $5, $3 for kids.

Genealogy 101: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class, 10-11 a.m. Feb. 4 (first Saturday) at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park. The group also has a meeting Feb. 1 with Gary Zimmerman speaking on “Fraternal Organizations as a Genealogy Tool,” 6:30 p.m. at 22015 48th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace. More info: 425-775-6267.

Lunch: A soup luncheon and bake sale will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Arlington United Church, 338 N McLeod St. An Arlington Eagle Festival activity will be at the church that day too. Cost of lunch and bake sale items vary. Proceeds benefit local charities and needs supported by the Arlington United Church Women. More info: 360-435-6605.

YOUTH

Duct-tape crafts: Make colorful duct-tape crafts, such as wallets and flowers, 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Brier Library, 23303 Brier Road. Ages 9-14. More info: 425-483-0888.

Kidstock: Kidstock, a free arts celebration for children and families, is set for 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Live music with The Not-Its and Recess Monkey, Book-It theater show, cultural performances and more. Free, but reservations encouraged. More info: 425-275-9595, www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.

Sneaky art: Craft silly, shareable projects for “Random Acts of Creative Kindness,” 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Arlington Library, 135 N Washington Ave. For school-age children. More info: 360-435-3033.

WAYS TO HELP

Salsa dance: Club Caja, a salsa dance fundraiser to support the Edmonds Community College jazz band’s upcoming trip to Cuba, is set for 7-10 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Black Box Theatre on the campus at 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Starts with a salsa lesson, followed by live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. More info: 425-640-1448.

Biendl Memorial Run: The annual Officer Jayme Biendl Memorial Run starts at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 from Sky River Park, 818 Village Way, Monroe. Registration is $30. More info: 360-794-6300.

Patriotic quilts: A local branch of Quilts of Valor celebrates the group’s National Sew Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 4 at Quality Sewing and Vacuum, 10121 Evergreen Way, Everett. Help sew patriotic quilts to give to local service members and veterans. More info: valor.quilters@yahoo.com.

Teen service hours: Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn community service credit by helping out at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Volunteers will prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books, and more. No need to sign up. Meet 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 4 (first Saturday, September to May) in the teen area.

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 on Feb. 5 (first Sunday) in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198.

Auction donations: The Silvana Fair Board plans its annual auction for March 11. The auction is the main fundraiser for the free Silvana Fair each summer. Donations of new items are sought for auction. More info: 360-618-2076, 360-652-8682.

Help for refugees: The Snohomish County Republican Party seeks donations of blankets, coats, socks, heavy baby sleepers and other warm clothing to send to refugees in Mosul, Iraq. A military chaplain deployed there will distribute the donations. Donations should be new or like new. Drop off donations by Feb. 3 to 514 State Ave., Suite 109, Marysville. Office hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cash donations also are welcome to help defray shipping costs. More info: 360-653-1100, www.snocogop.com/donate.

Cleaning donations: Edmonds Lutheran Church is helping collect cleaning supplies for a new 60-unit affordable housing complex in Shoreline. Donate buckets, spray bottles of Simple Green, and sponges at the church, 23525 84th Ave. W, Edmonds. More info: 425-744-8090, suzy@edmondslutheran.org.

Hospital gift shop, Monroe: The gift shop at EvergreenHealth Monroe needs reliable volunteers to work three-hour shifts. The gift shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. More info: Janie, vghgiftshop@gmail.com.

Hospital gift shop, Everett: The nonprofit Providence General Children’s Association needs volunteers at the Providence Regional Medical Center Pacific and Colby campus gift shops for four-hour shifts, day or evening, two 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: www.providence.org/volunteereverett, mwelly@frontier.com.

Volunteer at Habitat store: Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County seeks volunteers to help staff its stores in Everett (2302 Broadway) and Lynnwood (16929 Highway 99, Suite 100). Shifts are for four hours between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. More info: 425-405-7770, cwatkins@habitatsnohomish.org.

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, Lynnwood: PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants. More info: www.paws.org or volunteers@paws.org.

Humane Society: HappyPaws Farm Humane Society, whose shelter is at 19933 Old Burn Road in Arlington, seeks volunteers to help walk large dogs on Sunday afternoons on shelter grounds. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and experienced with dogs. Includes friendly pit bulls. Other volunteers also are needed. More info: 360-652-5844, hmnsoc@aol.com, www.dogscats.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.

Eyeglasses, hearing aids: Lions Clubs are collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donations may be made at Everett Public Libraries, PUD main office and most opticians and eye doctors. More info: Everett Central Lions Club, Art Ruben at since1965@aol.com or 425-387-9256.

Hope Unlimited: Hope Unlimited includes the Stanwood Camano Incident Support chaplains. Volunteering opportunities include teaching and cooking. More info: 360-387-1512.

SENIORS

Alzheimer’s: Hazel Borden of the Alzheimer’s Association of Washington State presents “Alzheimer’s: Healthy Living for the Brain and Body,” 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. How to reduce your risk of developing the disease. More info: 425-257-8000.

Gift shop: The Carl Gipson Senior Center gift shop is open to all, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. New items are in, including gifts for Valentine’s Day. The senior center is at 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-257-8780.

Support groups: A peer support group meets 9:50-10:50 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. A grief support group meets 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays. More info: 360-653-4551.

Lunch, Lake Stevens: A light lunch for seniors is served at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lake Stevens Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Road. Cost is $3 for members, $4 for non-members. Come early and socialize. More info: 425-335-0345.

Lunch, Granite Falls: Noon Thursdays at the Granite Falls Senior Center, 302 S Granite Ave. Cost is $3 seniors and disabled, $6 others. Penny bingo follows. More info: 360-691-7177.

Memory loss book club: An Edmonds Senior Center book club aimed at those with early stage memory loss meets fourth Mondays at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. Cost is $5 for Edmonds Senior Center members, $10 nonmembers. More info: 425-774-5555.

ASSISTANCE

Feral cat class: The Community Cat Coalition offers its next “Basic TNR: Trap, Neuter, Return” class, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Everett Animal Shelter, 333 Smith Island Road. The class is free. Registration is requested. Send an email to cccowaTNRclass@gmail.com or call Nancy at 425-330-2658.

Parenting class: The YWCA offers a free “Building Family Strengths” parenting class series, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7 to March 28, in Lynnwood. Limited child care and kids activities is available. Registration is required. More info: Arlen, 425-412-2364 or afrazie@ywcaworks.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 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays 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 lou_nash@frontier.com.

MS self-help group, Edmonds: The MS Sno-Flakes meets 1-2:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. For people with multiple sclerosis and their family, caregivers and friends. More info: Bill Brayer, 206-718-0894, wbrayer@comcast.net.

MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets 1-2:30 p.m. third Fridays 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 10:30 a.m. to noon second Saturdays 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 1-3 p.m. second Mondays (except July and an annual picnic in August) at the Buzz Inn restaurant, 3121 Broadway, Everett. The group’s purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of people with ostomies. More info: Cathryn, 425-610-3770.

Parkinson’s disease: A support group meets 2-4 p.m. fourth Saturdays at the Rainier Room, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 360-435-8049.

Vision Loss Support Group: A group for the blind and visually impaired meets 10 a.m. third Mondays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-257-8780.

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