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Health fairs

A Senior Healthy Living Fair is set for noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the Mill Creek YMCA, 13723 Puget Park Drive, Everett. Learn ways to improve health and longevity, get free health screenings and a flu shot, take a fitness assessment, and more.

More info: 425-357-3023

The Snohomish Senior Center plans a Community Health Fair, noon to 3 p.m. Friday at 506 Fourth St. There will be blood pressure checks, flu shots, vendor booths and prize drawings.

More info: 360-568-0934


Apply for Lynnwood Citizens Academy

Registration is open for the Lynnwood Police Department’s 2018 Citizens Academy, a free class series that offers an inside view of local law enforcement. Classes will be held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 11 at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W.

The academy is aimed at those interested in criminal justice, current trends in criminal activity, personal safety, crime prevention and volunteering with the Lynnwood Police Department.

Space is limited. A limited amount of seating will be awarded to high school seniors.

More info:, 425-670-5635


New museum seeks docents

The Northwest Veterans Museum seeks volunteer docents for four-hour shifts. The museum is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Saturday at Lynnwood’s Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way.

More info: Sue Old, 360-572-7850 or

Assist cancer patients

The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership seeks volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers to provide support. Drivers also are needed to get cancer patients to treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles.

More info: Jerri Wood, 425-404-2199 or

Volunteer at a hospital gift shop

Gift shops at local hospitals raise money for local causes and rely on volunteers.

The gift shop at EvergreenHealth Monroe needs reliable volunteers to work three-hour shifts. The gift shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

More info: Janie,

The nonprofit Providence General Children’s Association needs volunteers at the Providence Regional Medical Center Pacific and Colby campus gift shops, both in Everett. Volunteers are needed for four-hour shifts, day or evening, two or more times per month. Gift shop proceeds benefit Northwest children in need. Must complete hospital volunteer forms, TB test, background check and training.

More info:,

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