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Meeting set for new volunteers

A meeting for prospective volunteers for Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County is planned for 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 E. Fifth St.

Volunteers are needed to assist with patient and bereavement care, office and development work, Lifeline installation, notaries, errands and knitting prayer shawls and afghans. Training for those who want to do patient and bereavement care is planned for July and August.

Call 425-261-4808 to register.


Baby-sitting class open for youth

Children and teens who are interested in baby-sitting can attend a class being presented by Camp Fire USA.

The class is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 14 and 21 at Edmonds Parks and Recreation at 700 Main St. The class costs $38 and is intended for children ages 11 to 14.

Topics will include infant and toddler care, play ideas, behavior management, age characteristics, emergency procedures, finding a job and working with parents. Students will receive a class completion card.

To register or for more information, call Edmonds Parks and Recreation at 425-771-0230 or go to www.reczone.org.


Free concert series to resume

Singer-songwriter Andy Werth is scheduled to kick off Everett’s free summertime waterfront concert series at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at Port Gardner Landing, 1700 W. Marine View Drive.

Werth plays a sunny blend of ’60s and ’70s pop and R&B-influenced music, which incorporates horns, piano, strings and vocal harmonies.

For more information about Everett’s free summer concerts, call Carol Thomas at 425-257-7101 or go to www.everettwa.org/parks.

Grand marshal sought for parade

The Everett Jaycees seek nominations for this year’s grand marshal for the Everett Jaycees Fourth of July Parade.

Nominate someone who has touched your life, done great things, shown a tremendous amount of patriotism or is just an all-around great person.

E-mail nominations to parade@everettjaycees.org and include the name of the person; their address and phone number; the reason you’re nominating them; and your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. The grand marshal will be selected on June 25.

Island County

Salmon and music on Camano Island

A salmon barbecue with entertainment is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. The Northwest U.S. Navy Band is scheduled to perform.

For more information or for tickets, call 360-387-0222 or stop by the center.

Lake Stevens

Cheerleader fundraiser set

The Lake Stevens Cheerleading Booster Club has scheduled a car wash to raise funds to pay for uniforms for the Lake Stevens High School cheerleading team.

The event is planned for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wells Fargo Bank 309 91st Ave. NE.

The group will ask for donations for the car wash. Cheerleaders must pay for their own uniforms, which for the entire school year cost more than $1,000.

The booster club was set up as a nonprofit organization to help the girls raise money for their uniforms.

For more information, call Chelly Kona at 425-754-2067.


Museum launches fundraiser Sunday

The Marysville Historical Society plans to launch, at the Strawberry Festival on Sunday, its campaign to build a new museum.

The event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. at Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road.

Live music, children’s activities and the Norwesco Telephone Museum will be featured at the event. Calendars, books, DVDs, raffle tickets and more will be available for purchase.

The Historical Society aims to raise $2 million to build a new museum building in Jennings Park and to start an endowment for maintenance and operations. About $350,000 has been raised so far.

For more information, call the Historical Society at 360-659-3090 or go to www.marysville history.org.

Concert to benefit police programs

The annual Pennies for Puppies and Ponies concert, with the rock ‘n’ roll band The Encounters, is planned for Sunday as part of the Strawberry Festival.

The event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. in the food court behind Marysville Junior High School, 1605 Seventh St.

Proceeds from the event will support the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office special operations units and Snohomish County volunteer search-and-rescue dog teams.

Members of the sheriff’s office police dog and mounted patrol units are scheduled to appear at the event.

Fallen vet’s sister performs on tour

Kristy Kruger, a singer from Texas whose brother was killed while serving in Iraq, is scheduled to perform in Marysville on Sunday as part of a 50-state memorial tour.

The show is planned for 7 p.m. at the Home Plate Pub, 9317 State Ave., Suite B.

Kruger is performing in each of the 50 states to honor her brother, Army Lt. Col. Eric Kruger, who was killed last November. She said she is donating the proceeds of her shows to a memorial fund for her brother’s children and to wounded veterans.

For more information, call the pub at 360-653-9308 or go to www.kristykruger.com.


Auction to benefit local museum

A fundraiser auction benefiting the Western Heritage Center Museum has been scheduled to take place Saturday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Cattle Pavilion Building No. 600. The live and silent auction is set to start at 6 p.m.

The museum has hands-on and interactive features to educate people about local mining, logging, agriculture and transportation.

Admission is free. A variety of food, beer and wine will be available to guests. Items scheduled to appear on the auction block include a wide variety of antique farm and logging equipment, tools, gift baskets and vacation getaways.

Anyone interested in donating items or who has questions about the event may call 425-327-4816 or 425-232-3493.

Mountlake Terrace

Dance company to hold recital

The Mountlake Terrace Dance Company’s Modern II/III class is planning to hold its spring recital this weekend.

The recital’s two Saturday performances are scheduled for 1 and 7 p.m. in the theater of Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W. Another performance is set for 5 p.m. Sunday at the same place. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

The ages of dancers in the recital range from 3 to 18 years. The styles vary from creative movement to hip-hop to tap and ballet.

The dance company meets in the city’s Recreation Pavilion and is part of the Mountlake Terrace Department of Recreation and Parks. Proceeds from the recital benefit the Mountlake Terrace Dance Company Scholarship Fund.


Learn about Hawaiian quilts

A professional quilter is planning to discuss the history of Hawaiian quilting at this month’s meeting of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters Guild.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harbour Pointe Lutheran Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Admission is $5.

Nancy Lee Chong will lead the discussion on the history, traditions and superstition of Hawaiian quilting. Participants can buy patterns, books, videos and hand-dyed fabrics.


School event to help food bank

Cathcart Elementary School plans a talent show Tuesday, where it also will be collecting donations for the Maltby Food Bank.

The food bank lost a sponsor that provides children with new backpacks and school supplies. Money raised at the school talent show will help sponsor those children. Checks can be made payable to Maltby Food Bank.

Students were excited to receive a visit from former “American Idol” contestant Sanjaya Malakar last month. The theme of the evening is “Cathcart Idol Gives Back.”


Council to meet on Saturday

The Stanwood City Council has scheduled a special workshop for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Stanwood Fire Station, 8117 267th St. NW. The council plans to discuss the 2007 and 2008 budgets.

For more information, call the city at 360-629-2181.

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