Community Spotlight

Food bank hosts open house Monday

The Marysville Community Food Bank invites the public to an open house at its new location at 1 p.m. Monday at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. The food bank is closed through Monday for its move. No food will be distributed until Tuesday. Normal distribution days and times resume from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays.

For more information call 360-658-1054 or go to

Mukilteo library offers organizing class

The Mukilteo Library offers an “Eliminate Chaos” class from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 10 at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Laura Leist, president of the National Association of Professional Organizers and author of “Eliminate Chaos,” plans to discuss her 10-step organizing strategy.

For more information, call 425-493-8202.

Mill Creek seniors offer membership

The Mill Creek Senior Center invites seniors to become members. The center is a branch of the Northshore Senior Center; members are automatically members of the Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville and Kenmore senior centers. Centers offer events and classes including free wellness services and support for family caregivers. Members also receive discounts on senior center trips and activities and on items purchased at participating merchants.

Annual memberships cost $25 per person or $45 per couple.

For more information, call 425-357-6002 or visit the senior center at Mc- Collum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Early architecture featured in calendar

Historic Everett offers its 2009 calendar featuring the work of A.F. Heide, an early architect who worked on the Snohomish County Courthouse, the Everett Carnegie Library and the Butler-Jackson Residence.

The calendar includes a self-guided downtown driving map and an introduction by historian David Dilgard.

The calendars are available at J. Matheson Gifts, Pilchuck Books and through Historic Everett. They cost $16.50. Call 425-530-2722.

Getchell fire offers free first-aid, CPR classes

The Snohomish County Fire District No. 22, Getchell, offers free first-aid classes from 9 a.m. to noon and CPR classes from 1 to 4 p.m. the second Saturdays of the month at Station No. 68, 8424 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Call 360-659-6400.

Low-cost cat neutering offered by group

The Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Project offers low-cost neutering and rabies vaccinations for male cats from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Jan. 26 at 4001 198th St. SW, Suite 3, Lynnwood.

Surgeries are performed by a licensed veterinarian. Reservations are required and can be made online at The cost is $20.09.

Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Project is a nonprofit organization that has been providing high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 11 years. Call 425-673-2287.

Free class offered for foster parents

Compass Health offers a free “Dealing with Stress” class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at 4526 Federal Ave., Everett. The class qualifies for two hours of Washington state-approved foster parent training credit. Dinner will be provided.

To register, leave a message with name, phone number, name and date of the class at 425-232-7933.

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