Community Extra: Spotlight

The Marysville-Pilchuck High School Band Boosters club is looking for craft vendors for its Christmas Medley Craft Festival, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Cedar Crest School in Marysville. Call 360-658-8168 or 360-659-8128.

Bring food, see art in Everett homes

As part of a food drive by Snohomish County and Camano Island real estate agents, Brian Acey is hosting an art walk. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at three new homes in Hazelglenn, 95th Court SE and Seventh Avenue SE, one block north of Everett Mall Way.

More than a dozen regional artists will participate in the event. Admission is by a food donation, which will be delivered to the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition. The food drive runs through Oct. 15.

Old Bags seeking new philanthropists

The Old Bags of Arlington has openings for new members. The nonprofit philanthropic club is more than 20 years old and has members from Marysville to Stanwood.

All money earned through the club’s fundraising efforts is given to organizations such as Special Olympics, Little League and Girls State, as well as to fire victims and to Thanksgiving and Christmas basket programs for needy families.

Business meetings begin at noon the first Friday of each month at the Arlington Legion Hall on Olympic Avenue. Those interested in joining are invited to attend. Call 360-435-6996 or 360-435-5168.

Free safety devices offered for seniors

Senior Safety of Arlington offers a program to provide free smoke alarms and bath grab bars to seniors or disabled residents of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mukilteo. The program is available through a grant from the Rotary Club of Lynnwood. Anyone interested in the services can call 360-659-8275.

Come work in the haunted house

The 11th annual Mukilteo haunted house to benefit the Gene Nastri music school is looking for volunteers. Workers are needed for publicity, construction, the box office, makeup, costumes, acting, haunting and props. Work begins now; the event runs from Oct. 19-22 and Oct. 26-30 at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Call 425-308-5503.

Guides needed for River Salmon Tours

Washington State University is seeking teen and adult volunteers interested in learning about the life cycle of salmon and then sharing this knowledge as tour guides during the annual River Salmon Tours in Gold Bar.

Volunteer tour guides provide programs to more 1,500 schoolchildren from Nov. 6-9 and Nov. 13-14 at the Wallace River Hatchery. Volunteer guides must attend the tour guide training workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 and lead tours on at least one day.

There is also an opportunity to conduct tours for the general public on Nov 11. Call 360-668-9002 or 425-486-0762.

WSU plans session on online degrees

A Washington State University online degree program open house is set for 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Everett Station university center, 3201 Smith Ave. A free seminar about conflict resolution led by instructor Jeanie Pittman begins at 5:30 p.m.

The open house offers those who attend a chance to learn more about the university’s online degree programs. Academic advisers and career counselors will be available to answer questions.

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