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Save the date: Senior fair

The annual 55+ Resource Fair for the Stanwood-Camano area is set for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Find resources on health, exercise, transportation, estate planning, housing, leisure, volunteer opportunities and more. Admission is free and includes lunch.

More info: 360-387-0222, camanocenter.org

WAYS TO HELP

NOW gala comes to EdCC

The nonprofit Network of Women, or NOW, plans a Spring Gala dinner and auction fundraiser for 6 to 9 p.m. March 23 in Woodway Hall at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are $50.

Proceeds fund scholarships.

NOW is a business networking group that aims to mentor and motivate future female business leaders. The group meets at 11:20 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays at Claim Jumper, 18725 33rd Ave. W, Lynnwood.

More info: nownetworkingwa.com

RSVP to volunteer

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older for a variety of volunteer positions, such as drivers, peer-to-peer counselors, student mentors, food bank workers and more. Volunteer locations are across the county with varying days and times of commitment.

More info: John McAlpine, johnm@ccsww.org or 425-374-6374

Community warming closet

Girl Scout Ashley Sellers has partnered with the Stanwood Camano Food Bank to stock lightly used, warm clothes for those in need. Donations accepted until mid-March.

More info: 360-629-2789

OPPORTUNITY

Discounts on efficient upgrades

Snohomish County PUD has worked with local retailers to offer special pricing on energy efficient lighting and other upgrades that could reduce your electricity bill. Look for the PUD logo to save up to $2 on LED bulbs, up to $50 on Energy Star interior and exterior fixtures and up to $5 on efficient shower heads.

Participating stores include Bartell Drugs, Batteries Plus Bulbs, Costco, Fred Meyer, Lowes and Walmart. Stores with lighting discounts only include Ace Hardware, Dollar Tree, Home Depot and independent hardware stores.

More info: snopud.com, 425-783-1700

Volunteer for Arlington advisory boards

Volunteers are needed to serve on citizen advisory boards and commissions for the city of Arlington. Positions are open on the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission, the Airport Commission, the Cemetery Board and the Lodging Tax Advisory Commission. Applications are available and can be submitted online at arlingtonwa.gov/424/Boards-Commissions. Interested applicants also can stop by City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave.

More info: 360-403-3441

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