Community Extra: Opportunities

Host: International students homestay

Education First Educational Homestay Programs seeks host families in the following communities:

In the Bothell and Mill Creek areas for Chinese exchange students ages 10-14. Students will be in the area July 14-Aug. 2 and enjoy planned activities 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

More info: Virginia Mackay at 206-851-1018 or

For Monroe and Sultan high schools, exchange students from a variety of countries who will attend for the 2013-14 school year.

More info: Robin Scott at 425-231-3220 or

In Everett, Academic Year in America seeks Everett-area host families for Chinese high school exchange students for the 2013-14 school year.

More info: 800-322-4678 ext. 5164, or

Serve: 2 openings on Mill Creek board

The Mill Creek Art and Beautification Advisory Board seeks applicants to fill two mid-term vacancies that expire Oct. 31. Deadline to apply is May 21.

More info: or 425-921-5732.

Donate: Arlington event for food bank

Arlington High School leadership students plan the second Murrathon, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 31, a running fundraiser held on treadmills in the commons to benefit the Arlington Food Bank.

Science teacher and cross-country coach Jon Murray started the fundraiser last year and named it as a blend of his name and the word marathon.

This year, Murray is recovering from an injury and won’t be able to run a full marathon length of 26.2 miles. Students and staff are participating instead, at varying distances. In the weeks leading up to the event they are collecting money and food.

Arlington High School is at 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223.

More info: 360-618-6300.

Celebrate: Relay for Life in south county

Relay for Life of South Snohomish, an annual overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is set for noon June 1 to 9 a.m. June 2 at Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. SW, Edmonds.

Participants walk relay-style around the high school track to express hope and the shared goal to end cancer. A luminaria ceremony, games and entertainment are part of the event.

Donate, form a team, or volunteer. Learn more at

Camp: Kids can learn needle arts

Camp Stitch-a-Lot is back this year, running June 24 to July 19. The one-week, half-day sessions for kids ages 8 to 17 focus on basic sewing, knitting and crocheting skills.

The camp is run by the Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development. Classes are held in the Extension education building classroom behind the Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Classes are $35 each. Registration is required by May 31.

More info:, 425-239-7712 or

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