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Volunteer at thrift store

The Stillaguamish Senior Center Thrift Store needs volunteers. Two work shifts are available, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to serve as cashiers, to sort and clean donations, research prices, straighten display shelves, price and display items and much more. Those who volunteer at least three hours a day can get a free lunch most days. Work more and get a discount.

More info: 360-653-4551

Dance for a fundraiser

The Pilchuck Foundation plans its annual Hearts of Gold Gala for Feb. 10. Tickets are $25 until the end of this month. They can be purchased from pilchuckfoundation.org or Hanky Pies restaurant in Granite Falls. Dress is formal.

The nonprofit supports police and firefighters in Granite Falls. Proceeds from last year’s gala were used to buy five defibrillators, one for each Granite Falls police car and one for the station.

More info: pilchuckfoundation.org

OPPORTUNITY

Marysville seeks parks board member

The city of Marysville seeks volunteers to serve on the Parks, Culture and Recreation Advisory Board. The term would end Feb. 28, 2019. The board meets the second Wednesday of every other month. The group offers advice to the City Council on planning for parks and related programs, and helps create policies. Applicants must live within the urban growth boundary for Marysville. To apply, send a letter of interest to Tina Brock at 1049 State Ave., Marysville, WA, 98270. The deadline is Feb. 1.

More info: marysvillewa.gov/258/Parks-Recreation-Advisory-Board

HEADS UP

Learn about chip seal

The city of Lynnwood plans an open house about its chip seal plans. The city is scheduled to start applying chip seal to streets in April. Chip seal is an alternative to pouring new asphalt.

The event is set for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at City Hall.

More info: 425-670-5209

Change for County Animal Services

Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel has rebranded her office’s Animal Control Services Division and hired a manager to run it.

The division is now known as Animal Services to reflect its work with animals and people. The change followed a public survey on possible names.

Weikel hired Debby Zins in November as the office’s new manager. Zins comes with 25 years of experience with the Washington State Patrol. Former manager Vicki Lubrin retired at the end of 2017.

The Animal Services Division consists of Zins, six animal-control officers and two support staff. Its mission will include cruelty and neglect cases, with increased efforts to promote responsible animal ownership.

More info: www.snohomishcountywa.gov/1940/Animal-Services

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