Community Extra: Opportunities

Learn: Disaster training starts soon

Community Emergency Response Team or CERT training will be offered by Arlington, Granite Falls and Lake Stevens fire departments and the Marysville Fire District.

The classes will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning March 26 and the following seven Friday nights.

CERT training shows participants how to make a plan, create a disaster kit and provide basic awareness that can help provide emergency medical assistance, conduct urban search and rescue, put out small fires with fire extinguishers and lead teams of volunteers in an emergency.

The course cost of $25 covers materials needed for the class and final drill. Participants will need personal protective gear to safely conduct the tactical applications of the course.

More info:

Volunteer: Help out Providence Hospice

A free information session to review the volunteer opportunities at Providence Hospice and Home Care is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. April 21 in downtown Everett.

Interested participants must register to get driving and parking information by April 19.

More info: 425-261-4815.

Nominate: Great students are sought

The Youth Challenge Awards Committee of the Lynnwood Rotary Club needs help finding students who deserve recognition.

Seventh- through 12th-grade Snohomish County students can be nominated for the community service, courage, creativity, environmental service, inspiration, leadership or group award. The deadline for nominations is March 31.

More info: www.youth for a nomination form.

Go: Fair focuses on resources for seniors

The first community resource fair for those 55 and older in the Stanwood-Camano Island area is scheduled on March 27 at the Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and feature a free lunch and guest speakers.

More than 45 representatives from AARP, Social Security, Senior Services of Island and Snohomish County, Lifeline and Department of Social and Health Services will be available to answer questions.

The event is sponsored by Coastal Community Bank, Edward Jones, Island County Emergency Management, Island County Human Services, Josephine Sunset Home, Mark’s Camano Pharmacy, Merrill Gardens at Stanwood, Providence Hospice, Senior Services of Island County, Skagit Hospice, Harman Eye Clinic, Warm Beach Senior Community and Whidbey Island Bank.

More info: Luci or Karla at 360-387-0222 or

Give: Louis Braille School fundraiser

The Louis Braille School will host its annual fundraising auction on March 20 at the South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds.

The event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be silent and live auction items. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.

Proceeds benefit the small private day school for vision-impaired children located at 10130 Edmonds Way, Edmonds.

More info: Carolyn Meyer, 425-776-4042, or

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