Community Extra: Opportunities

Assistance: AARP offers free tax help

The AARP offers free tax help for the elderly and people with low incomes from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through April 16 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

A tax aide will help prepare federal income tax forms.

Appointments can be made at the information desk. For more information, call 425-493-8202.

Learn: Wildlife gardening lecture

The Pilchuck Audubon Society presents Gardening for Wildlife at 7 p.m. Friday at Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

Neil Zimmerman is the guest speaker.

Admission is free and open to nonmembers. For more information, call 360-657-3604.

Volunteer: Plant trees at Jetty Island

People For Puget Sound invites the public to a Valentine’s Day work party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jetty Island in Everett.

Volunteers can help plant native shrubs and trees to help restore fish and wildlife habitat. Tools, gloves, snacks, coffee and water will be provided. All ages are welcome.

For more information, call 206-382-7007 or e-mail

Dance: Celebrate Valentine’s Day

The Camano Senior and Community Center plays host to a Valentine’s Day Dance with music by the Camano Junction from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.

The cost is $7 per person and includes appetizers and a no-host bar.

For more information, call 360-387-0222.

Learn: Art aids troubled youths

The American Association of University Women plays host to Henri Wilson at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Everett Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.

Wilson plans to speak about two arts programs she coordinates at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett.

For more information, call 425-252-8191.

Enjoy: Valentine’s dinner at Eagles

The Granite Falls Eagles play host to a Valentine’s Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at 402 N. Granite Ave., Granite Falls.

The menu includes filet mignon and lobster tails.

Organizers plan to announce a king and queen for the evening and to raffle off gift baskets and an afghan for the Max Baer Heart Fund.

The cost is $20 per person. Nonmembers are welcome.

For more information, call 360-691-7000.

Fundraiser: Help troops overseas

TOP Food &Drug plays host to a fundraiser for Operation Homefront Washington from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1301 Ave. D, Snohomish.

Soldiers from the Washington State National Guard based at the Snohomish Armory plan to serve grilled bratwursts and a beverage for a suggested donation of $2.

Operation Homefront Washington provides support for troops serving around the world and their families at home.

For more information, call 360-568-1395.

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