Community Extra: Calendar for Nov. 18-26


Musical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more on Nov. 18 (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Celtic jam at 5 p.m., workshop at 6 p.m., circle jam at 7 p.m. Musicians welcome, or just come and enjoy the music. More info: Noel Lareau, 360-691-5907.

Pancakes, Lake Stevens: A Norwegian Pancake Breakfast is served 7:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 (third Saturday, September to May) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Cost is $6; children younger than 4 are free. Proceeds benefit Hurricane Matthew victims. More info: 425-334-0421.

Pancakes, Monroe: 8-10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 (third Saturday) at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway. Cost is $5, $3 younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the center. More info: 360-794-6359.

Chicken dinner: A family chicken dinner is offered 12-2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, coleslaw, roll, drink and dessert for $9, $8 seniors, $5 children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit senior center programs and services. Entertainment, too.

Burn the Bird: Burn off the Thanksgiving calories before you even consume them with a Burn the Bird Run, 8-10 a.m. Nov. 24 at local YMCA of Snohomish County branches. Free and open to the public. Some branches require registration in advance. Food drive donations encouraged. More info:

Turkey Trot, Arlington: The Arlington Runners Club offers a 5k fun run Nov. 24 to burn Thanksgiving calories (then perhaps pack some more on with pumpkin pie prizes for winners). Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the Arlington Grocery Outlet parking lot, 123 E Burke Ave. Race starts at 9 a.m. More info:

Turkey Trot, Lynnwood: The Robert Burns Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons holds a Turkey Trot 5k to benefit the Lynnwood Food Bank, starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 24. The race starts and ends at the Lynnwood Transit Center, 20100 48th Ave. W. Cost is $15, or $20 the day of the event. More info: 425-745-1635,

Thanksgiving dinner, Edmonds: Westgate Chapel serves its annual free community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving day, with seatings at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The church is at 22901 Edmonds Way. Traditional turkey dinner, entertainment, drawings, kids crafts and gifts, bingo, family portraits, food and clothing bank, and more. Limited transportation available by reservation by Nov. 21. No reservations required for dinner. More info: 425-775-2776.

Thanksgiving dinner, Sultan: Nobody eats alone at the festive Harvest Community Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring Santa, games and a traditional feast, 12-4 p.m. Nov. 24 at Sultan High School, 13715 310th Ave SE. More info: Volunteers of America, 360-793-2400.

Tree lighting, Edmonds: The Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony runs 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 26 at Bell Street and Fifth Avenue N in downtown Edmonds. Take photos with Santa, and enjoy cookies, cider, musical entertainment and more. Free. More info:


Bazaar, Camano Island: The annual Camano Center Holiday Craft and Gift Bazaar runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at 606 Arrowhead Road. Locally handmade crafts and gifts, Holiday Lunch Café, and bake sale. More info: 360-387-0222.

Bazaar, Bothell: The Kennard Community Club holds its annual “ABC: Arts, Bake and Craft Sale,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Kennard Mobile Estates clubhouse, 2200 196th St. More info: 425-273-1013,

Bazaar, Mountlake Terrace: A Holiday Bazaar is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Vineyard at Mountlake Terrace, 23008 56th Ave. W. Table fees, quilt raffles, door prizes and bake sale proceeds benefit Holly House. More info: 425-678-6008.

Artist Gift Show: The Puget Sound Artists’ Gift Show runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 19 at ArtWorks, 201 Second Ave. S, Edmonds. Local professional artists offer unique gifts. Free parking and admission. More info:

Bazaar, Tulalip: A Tulalip Native Christmas Bazaar runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 at the Don Hatch Jr. Youth Center, 6700 Totem Beach Road. Native art, drums, beaded jewelry, carvings, prints, cedar baskets, clothing. Also, Indian tacos and fry bread, chili and pastries to support the Tulalip Lions Club.

Oddmall: The Emporium of the Weird returns 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20 at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Free admission. More info:, 425-233-2337.

Country Christmas: The Whidbey Island Fair Association holds its “Country Christmas at the Fair” bazaar, 2-7 p.m. Nov. 25, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26, Nov. 27 and Dec. 3-4 in the Coffman Building at the fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave. Local artisans, lunch available for purchase, Santa, kids’ activities. More info: 360-221-4677.

Vendor Splendor: The Lynnwood High School PTSA’s annual Vendor Splendor event is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 26 at the high school, 18218 North Road, Bothell. More than 80 vendors, hourly door prizes, photos with Santa on a Harley, and free admission. Benefits the PTSA’s graduation night party for graduating seniors. More info:

Gift shop: The Carl Gipson Senior Center gift shop is open to all, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Christmas cards on sale for 10 cents each until gone. Men’s corner, Seahawks items, and more. The senior center is at 3025 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-257-8780.


Sew Thoughtful: This month’s charitable sewing project by the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors will be sewing baby quilts for the nonprofit Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Cougar classroom behind the WSU Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Bring your machine, a quarter-inch foot for quilting, sewing tools, a variety of thread colors and your own lunch. More info: Arlene, or 425-743-0118.

Coat drive: The Marysville Police Department will collect coats, hats and gloves that will be distributed to families in need, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Fred Meyer (9925 State Ave.) and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Walmart (8713 64th St. NE).

Yarn sale: Project Linus plans a sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Zion Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. Find sewing notions, sewing tables, quilt books, fabric and lots and lots of yarn. Proceeds will help the nonprofit pay for new supplies for the quilts and blankets its volunteers make for traumatized children. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.

Fun run: The Edmonds Community College Foundation holds its inaugural 5K Walk and Run on Nov. 19 to support student scholarships, emergency assistance funds, and innovation grants. Registration is $40 through Nov. 18, $45 after. More info:

Stair Climb fundraiser: A gift wrap fundraiser is set for 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 20 and again on Dec. 17 at Camano Island Fire Station 4, 273 NW Camano Drive. By donation. Proceeds go to the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More info: Holly Bodeen,

Teddy Bear Breakfast: The deadline to order tickets for Providence General Children’s Association’s Teddy Bear Breakfast has been extended to Nov. 20. The event is scheduled for 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Tulalip Resort. Tickets are $30. More info: 425-317-9825,

Community meal help: Annie’s Community Kitchen is a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church that provides a free hot meal to the community 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Volunteers are needed every day of the week, but especially Wednesdays, to help with the program. The church is at 23525 84th Ave. W. More info: Bob Snyder, 425-772-0561.

Stuffed toy drive: Goldwing Touring Association Chapter C, based in Everett, holds a stuffed animal toy drive through Dec. 12. Donations of new or like-new stuffed toys can be dropped off Tuesdays through Saturdays in the light blue barrel inside Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, Everett. Pick-up service is available for larger donations. More info: Kathy Leon, 206-940-4990 or

Drivers: Concern For Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace seeks volunteers to drive or ride on its trucks to pick up grocery store donations. Drivers and riders should be at least 25 years old, able to lift at least 40 pounds, and have a good driving record. Drivers are needed 7:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and some Saturdays. Volunteers also are needed at the food bank warehouse Monday or Tuesday mornings. More info: 425-778-7227,

Light a Light: Donate $5 per light on a living fir tree at the Frances Anderson Center to benefit the city of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund. Call 425-771-0268 to have a donation form sent to you, or pick one up at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. The tree will be lit the week of Thanksgiving through Jan. 2.

Bell ringers: The Salvation Army of Marysville-Tulalip seeks volunteers to ring bells by its red kettles. Part-time pay available for those who need a job. Donations of food boxes and gifts also needed. More info: 360-926-2228,

Bike work parties: Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop holds weekly Christmas House Work Parties, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at 2531 Broadway, Everett. Help clean and fix kids bikes for low-income kids served by Christmas House. No mechanical experience necessary, just a willingness to get greasy. More info: 425-252-6952.

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: Michelle Griffith at 360-629-5257.

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

Volunteer: Youthville in Marysville and Everett needs volunteers for its “Incredible Years” programs, which teaches parents how to build good relationships with their children. Volunteers are needed to help prepare meals, do crafts with children or simply hold babies. Must be 18 or older. More info: 360-651-4444,

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:, 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


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.

Friendship Club: A group of senior citizens meets for lunch second Thursdays, September to June, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1216 Broadway, Everett. Ages 50-plus. Lunch is $7. The group also takes monthly bus tours. More info: Jim or Polly at 425-335-4324.

Mill Creek Seniors Club: Potluck meetings are noon first and third Mondays in the City Hall community room, 15728 Main St. More info: 425-357-1260.

Hilltoppers: The Hilltoppers of Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, a senior social group, meets 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at the church, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. The luncheon costs $7. For reservations, call Sheila McGillivray at 425-348-3056.

Singles, Active North Sound Socials: Singles age 50 and older share in a variety of social activities, including potlucks, day trips, games, car shows and more. More info: 206-362-2773 or 425-353-6213.

Singles, breakfast: A friendship breakfast group for singles age 60 and older meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the IHOP at Everett Mall Way and Evergreen Way. More info: 425-374-3203.


Thanksgiving food: The Sky Valley Food Bank will distribute Thanksgiving food for clients with last names beginning A-L from 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 21 and M-Z Nov. 22. Clients who work or attend school during the day will be served 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 21. The food bank will close the rest of the week and reopen Nov. 28. More info: 360-794-7959.

Spay-neuter clinic: NOAH and the Feral Cat Spay-Neuter Project offer a low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter clinic on Nov. 22. Volunteers will pick up and drop off animals from and to the Everett Petco, 1203 SE Everett Mall Way. Cats will be transported to the Feral Cat Spay-Neuter Project, and dogs to NOAH. Make an appointment, then arrive at Petco at the designated times. For a cat appointment, call 425-673-2287. For a dog appointment, call 360-629-7055. Cost is $25 for tame and pet cats, free for feral and free-roaming cats, and $75 for dogs.

Depression Bipolar: The Support Alliance meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second, third and fourth Mondays in the Rainier Room of the Medical Office Building at Providence Hospital Colby Campus, 1700 13th St., Everett. Supporting those with depression or bipolar disorder as well as their family and friends. More info:, 425-405-0786.

Mental illness: A National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection recovery support group meets 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursdays at Verdant Health, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Free, confidential and safe support for those living with mental health challenges. More info: Cher Hill, 425-417-2109,

Mental illness, family support: Meets 7-8:30 p.m. second Mondays at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. A NAMI 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,

Mental illness, family support: For parents and caregivers of youth and adolescents up to age 20 living with mental illness, including ADHD. Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Look for “NAMI Basics” sign. More info: Carolyn or Michael, 425-347-5365,

Suicide Loss: A Survivors of Suicide Loss support group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. For those grieving and surviving suicide loss. More info: Angie Drake, 425-622-3313 or

Grief group: The Stillaguamish Senior Center offers a drop-in grief group, 2-3:30 p.m. every other Wednesday in the annex building of the Arlington Community Resource Center located behind the senior center at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. More info: 360-653-4551 ext. 234.

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.

Celiac support: A Celiac Disease Foundation support group meets 1 p.m. third Saturdays at the Camano Island Multi Purpose Center, 141 N East Camano Drive. Free. More info:

Self-management: Trained presenter James Luark hosts an information and discussion group on “Construction Self-Management,” 1-3 p.m. Mondays at the Center For Healthy Living, 4100 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Suite 1, Lynnwood. Join anytime. Free. Coffee and tea provided. More info: 425-330-2860.

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