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Public invited to gala

The Everett Central Lions Club holds an evening benefit at 6 p.m. June 20 at the Everett Elks Lodge, 2802 Hoyt Ave.

Proceeds will benefit the Lions’ free vision and hearing service projects, as well as a children’s literacy initiative.

Tickets are limited.

As part of the evening, the local Lions Club will award a Medal of Merit Award to Everett School District Superintendent Gary Cohn.

More info: 425-387-9256

Give senior dogs a foster home

The Everett Animal Shelter seeks volunteers to help with a new program for senior dogs, who can find the busy shelter to be a stressful place.

A new senior dog foster program aims to give them a happier “retirement.”

An orientation and training is set for 6 to 8 p.m. June 20 at the shelter at 333 Smith Island Road.

More info: 425-257-6000

Help make music

The Snohomish County Music Project welcomes volunteers.

There are opportunities for audio-visual engineers, carpenters, event coordinators, painters and more.

The Music Project is a nonprofit that focuses on making communities stronger through music. Programs include music lessons for children, and group music therapy for veterans and seniors.

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Horse owners asked to take survey

The Snohomish County parks department seeks public input on equestrian needs to support horse recreation in county parks and on trails.

Horse owners and riders are asked to fill out a two-minute survey, “Horses Count,” online by July 31 to describe needs and interests.

The survey launched in May and will help guide planning of how and where to better serve the equestrian community in county parks.

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Marysville grant group seeks member

Marysville residents with an interest in reviewing housing and development plans, program performance and funding requests are invited to apply for appointment to the Community Development Block Grant Citizen Advisory Committee.

Applicants should live in the city and represent one of these interest groups: education, charity, low-moderate income, person with disabilities, senior citizen, and racially and ethnically diverse population.

Send a letter of interest by June 29 to Amy Hess, Associate Planner, City of Marysville, 80 Columbia Ave., Marysville, WA 98270.

More info: 360-636-8215

Scholarships for adults

The Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation offers several scholarships for adults, including those looking at careers in veterinary science, fire sciences, visual arts, caregiving, nursing and more.

Awards range up to $4,000. Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. July 13.

More info:, 360-474-7086

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