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Holiday bus schedules

Community Transit will operate a standard Sunday bus schedule Monday (Christmas Day) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day). There will be no commuter service to downtown Seattle or University of Washington on those days.

Sound Transit Route 512 will also operate on a Sunday schedule Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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Everett Transit will operate fixed-route and paratransit on Sunday levels of service for both holidays.

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Help with animals

All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville seeks a variety of volunteers. The all-volunteer nonprofit cares for abandoned, abused, neglected and otherwise needy horses and ponies. More info: 425-263-6390, 206-498-9392,

PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants. More info: or

The Humane Society at HappyPaws Farm seeks volunteers to help walk large dogs afternoons at the shelter. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and experienced with dogs, 19933 Old Burn Road in Arlington. Other volunteers also are needed to cut grass, raise funds to obtain dog and cat food for an animal food bank and vet expenses, and other tasks. More info: 360-652-5844,,

Help with chores, errands

Volunteer Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, seeks volunteers to assist with household chores, yard care, transportation and other tasks that enable elders, veterans and adults with disabilities to remain independent in their own homes. Volunteers typically serve two to eight hours per month.

More info: Christina Robertson,


Grandparents raising grandchildren

The Lake Stevens Family Center offers an “It’s All Relative” peer support and networking group for grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship caregivers. The group meets 5 to 7 p.m. third Tuesdays at the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Stevens, 1609 E. Lakeshore Drive. No registration required.

More info: 425-397-7433

Parenting troubled youth

A Changes Parent Support Network group for parents of children with behavioral problems meets 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. A potluck is held first Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. The group offers peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children who are exhibiting risky behaviors, such as drug or alcohol use or running away.

More info: 888-468-2620,

Family support for LGBTQ

The Everett chapter meets 7 p.m. third Mondays in the Stillaguamish Room at the Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. This group unites people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer with their families, friends and allies.

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