Community Extra: Opportunities

Attend: Murder mystery fundraiser

An annual food-bank benefit that puts dinner guests on the case of a fictional murder mystery is scheduled Saturday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. The dinner and silent auction, now in its eighth year, are part of Snohomish County’s March Against Hunger. This year’s whodunit takes place in 1937, on a train. Guests try to solve the killing of technology titan Peter Petulant in his private car. It’s scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. at 14405 179th Ave SE, 4-H Building No. 501, Monroe. Tickets cost $25 cash and must be purchased in advance. Buy them at the fairgrounds or at the county parks offices at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. The menu includes pork tenderloin with marsala, roasted potatoes, salad and brownies. Costumes are optional.

More info: 360-805-6707, 360-805-6708 or 425-388-6600.

Sherwood cocktail party fundraiser

Sherwood Community Services will host a cocktail party to commemorate its 55th year providing services to Snohomish County’s people with disabilities. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Swans Trail Farms, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish. The event is free, and no donations are requested. Community members are invited to relax and enjoy beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres while learning more about the services Sherwood offers county residents.

More info: Go to or on Facebook or Twitter.

Volunteer: Horse rescue seeks help

All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville needs volunteers. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week. All Breed Equine Rez-Q is located at 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville. They need help cleaning stalls and with other horse-care needs. They need volunteers even if they can only commit one day per week, or for a few hours.

More info: Call Dale at 425-263-6390 or visit All Breed Equine Rez-Q’s website at

Help care for vulnerable adults

The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to help vulnerable adults. The next certification training is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 18, 19, 24 and 25 in Everett. Application packets can be printed from In the “Search” box type “ombudsman.” They are also available by contacting 425-388-7393 or Volunteers will receive four days of initial training. The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is authorized by federal and state law to provide quality of life and care advocacy for individuals who live in adult family homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. For more information contact 425-388-7393 or

Serve on high school board

The Granite Falls High School Career and Technical Education program is looking for adult volunteers to serve on a advisory board to help plan courses and learning experiences to prepare students for the workforce. The time commitment is minimal and requires attending two to four evening meetings each school year. The program includes professions in health occupations, manufacturing, technology and business.

More info: Contact Crosby Carpenter at 360-283-4358, or by email at

Give: Auction to benefit patient

The Schack Art Center will host a silent auction from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The event is free. The auction is to benefit local artist Ursula Stocke, who was diagnosed with colon cancer last month. Stocke is a local artist who is known throughout the state for the art markets and festivals where she has shown her work, and for the classes and workshops she has taught over the years.

For more information, go to, contact Josey Wise at 425-259-2361 or

Eat: Domestic Violence Services fundraiser

The Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is set to host a fundraiser at 5 p.m. on March 23 at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Costs are $75 for individuals, $70 if bought as a couple, and entire tables of 10 are available for $650. Tickets are available until March 10 through Debra Bordsen at 425-259-2827, ext. 13 or email The evening will begin with over 250 silent items up for bid, chocolate tasting and dinner.

More info: call Bordsen or go to

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