Community Extra: Opportunities

Support: New group on Down syndromeA new nonprofit group to support and advocate for Snohomish County families whose children have Down syndrome has formed just in time for World Down Syndrome Day, which is today.

The Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County had operated informally for several years. Nonprofit status will now help the group raise funds to support its programs, such as Mom’s Night Out, monthly Saturday learning sessions and a new-parent outreach program.

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Admire: Watch whales A whale-watching tour to benefit the nonprofit Orca Network and its new Langley Whale Center will be offered by Mystic Sea Charters, from 5-7 p.m. March 30. The cruise will launch from 228 Wharf St., Langley. Space is limited. Tickets are $75 and available at

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Ribbet: Monitor frogsLearn to identify amphibians and collect vital data that scientists can use to study amphibian population trends during a FrogWatch USA monitor workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 26 or April 30 at 700 Main St., Edmonds.

Cost is $18 for Edmonds residents, $21 for all others, plus a $10 supply fee. Thayer Cueter, coordinator of the Pacific Northwest FrogWatch chapter, leads the class. Kids ages 10 and up are welcome if registering with an adult.

More info: 425-771-0230 or

Cheer: Equestrian vaulting comes to areaThe Warm Beach Vaulters hosts “Vault Into Sprint,” an equestrian vaulting event, March 28-30 at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center, 1775 Front St., Lynden. The event, recognized by the U.S. Equestrian Federation, will help determine who moves on to the World Equestrian Games and International Vaulting Championships. Some of the top vaulters from the United States and Canada, will compete.

Admission is free. Event times are 5-7 p.m. March 28, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29 and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30.

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Serve: Mukilteo Library Advisory BoardThe Sno-Isle Libraries seeks to fill two positions on the Mukilteo Library Advisory Board. One position is for a three-year term, beginning in June. The second position is to fill an unexpired term ending in December. Qualified residents must reside within the Mukilteo School District. Application packets and information are available at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., or at

More info: Penny Holland, 360-651-7122 or 877-SNO-ISLE ext. 7122

Hear: Philanthropist to speak at breakfastThe Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation will hold its annual Philanthropist of the Year Award ceremony and breakfast, from 8-9:30 a.m. March 28 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Hear from local philanthropist and venture capitalist Chuck Anderson, president of the Anderson Family Foundation, which supports 22 Christian organizations.

To attend, RSVP to the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation at 360-474-7086 or

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