Community Extra: Opportunities

Give: Food bank needs donations

With the holidays coming up, Sky Valley Food Bank is asking the community for help.

If your organization or school would like to host a food drive, the food bank can provide information packets and donation bins.

Monetary donations also are needed. The food bank buys supplies in bulk for a cheaper price and can stretch donations further.

Donations can be mailed to: Sky Valley Food Bank, P.O. Box 724, Monroe, WA 98272, or dropped off at 233 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.

Last year, the food bank provided Thanksgiving meals to more than 400 families and Christmas toys to about 700 children.

More info: www.svfood

Support: Raising awareness of fistula

Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church is hosting a dinner on Nov. 20 to raise awareness about obstetric fistula.

Obstetric fistula is an injury suffered by millions of women because of complications from childbirth. It’s a problem in the world’s poorest countries, where women must deliver babies with no medical help.

Edmonds teacher Bob Mazelow will talk about his visits with fistula patients in Kenya and Ethiopia.

The event is at 5 p.m. at the church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. RSVP to or by calling 206-363-9704.

The dinner is free. Free-will offering will be accepted.

Proceeds will support women suffering from fistula.

Buy: Arts and crafts sale for charity

Friends of Freeland, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Freeland a better place to live, is inviting the community to an arts and crafts sale.

Proceeds benefit the group, which has worked to preserve wetlands and create safer walkways and bicycle trails.

The sale is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Freeland Hall, 1515 Shoreview Ave.

The benefit is in its eighth year. Works by Whidbey Island artists will be for sale.

More info: www.friendsof

See: Coins, stamps on display at show

The Everett Coin Club’s annual Fall Coin and Stamp Show is next weekend.

The free show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12810 35th Ave. SE, Everett.

This will be the show’s 49th year.

Raffles with hourly drawings are planned.

More info: www.everett coinclub.or

Attend: Learn about group’s work

A presentation on Zonta International’s service programs and the organization’s involvement with United Nations is scheduled for Nov. 17.

The program is part of Zonta Club of Everett’s luncheon.

The nonprofit women’s group works to improve the lives of women worldwide.

The event is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE. The speaker is Myrna Overstreet.

The cost is $14. To reserve a spot, call 425-348-3501 or email

More info: www.zonta

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