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KSER benefit concert set for Sept. 15

Snohomish County’s public radio station, KSER (90.7 FM), has scheduled “ON AIR,” the 2007 KSER Foundation fundraising event, for Sept. 15 at the Everett Yacht Club, 404 14th St.

Those attending will be treated to a celebration of community radio, a meal and an intimate concert featuring recording and performance artist Michelle Shocked. Artist and cartoonist David Willardson will create artwork onstage as Shocked performs.

Only 200 seats are available and tickets won’t be sold at the door. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling KSER at 425-303-9070. For more information, go to

Explorer post looks for new members

Snohomish Fire and Rescue Explorer Post 444 is looking for new members interested in learning fire-fighting and leadership skills while performing community service.

The Explorer program is for young men and women in high school and up to age 20.

Many local Explorers have gone on to become professionals in the emergency services field.

Applications are available at Snohomish Fire and Rescue headquarters station, 1525 Ave. D, Snohomish. Interviews are scheduled for Sept. 11.

Center needs help with homeless pets

The NOAH center in north Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help work with homeless pets.

Receptionists, dog and cat care specialists, afternoon clinic kennel technicians, and a volunteer janitor are needed.

A no-obligation volunteer orientation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at the center, just off I-5 at exit 215.

For more information, contact the center at 360-629-7055 or or go to

Providence needs hospice volunteers

An informational meeting for people interested in becoming hospice volunteers with Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County is set for 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at agency’s offices, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Everett.

Register by Sept. 13 by calling 425-261-4804.

Sewing day to benefit foster kids

The volunteer Clothing and Textile Advisors at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension office want to help foster children.

The advisers have scheduled a community sew day for 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Cougar Auditorium at the extension office, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Those participating will make polar fleece hats and scarves for the foster children in the Department of Social and Health Services system in Snohomish County.

Those planning to attend the community sew day are asked to bring along their own sewing machines. Help in the cutting and pressing process of construction also is needed, for those who would like to help but are without a sewing machine.

For more information, go to or call 425-338-2400, ext. 5545.

Home tour needs chaperones

Volunteers are needed for the annual Historic Everett Homes Tour, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

Chaperones are needed to welcome guests, check tickets and possibly ask them to remove their shoes. Featured homes on this year’s tour include the late Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson’s home.

To volunteer or for more information, call David Chrisman at 425-530-2722.

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