Employment Networking Group — Identifying skills, resume writing, job interviewing, follow-up and networking discussed. 10 a.m. North Creek Presbyterian Church, Room C72, 621 164th St. SE. Info: 425-743-2386.
The Use of Plants in Landscape — 9:30–11a.m.: Ed Hume discusses the use of plants including fruits, small trees and vegetables at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE. Info: 425-357-6010.
Forgive For Good — 9:30–11 a.m. Fridays starting Jan. 7: Learn the nine steps of healing powers and benefits of forgiveness based on the book by Dr. Fred Luskin at Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell. Free. Info: 425-487-2441.
Al-Anon — Meets every Friday night at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 13716 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Mill Creek. Look for Al-Anon sign in the window. Info: Sandy, 425-316-3411.
Parents Without Partners — Meets for social activities for single parents and children. Info: 425-776-5811.
Weight Watchers — 8 and 9:30 a.m.: Meets at Park Ridge Chapel Bothell, 3805 Maltby Rd. Weigh-in starts half-hour before.
Estate Retirement Techniques — 10-11 a.m.: Learn about retirement strategies and estate preservation techniques at the Northshore Senior Center Bothell Site, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell. Cost: $5. Info: 425-487-2441.
Debtors Anonymous — 7-8:30 p.m., 1906 Grand Ave., Everett. Info: 360-653-0341.
All About Owls — 11 a.m.: Barbara Ogaard discusses local owls and displays one for viewing at NW Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE., in McCollum Park. Cost: $4 members /$6 non-members. Info and reservations: 425-316-8592.
About Hypothermia — 12:45-2:00 p.m.: Learn the dangers that cold temperatures can cause, especially with chronic illness at the Northshore Senior Center Bothell Site, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell. Info: 425-487-2441.
Moms Club of Mill Creek — Meets the first Tuesday of each month at Cedar Cross Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St. SE., Mill Creek. Info: 425-337-5283 or www.Momsclubofmillcreek.org
Tulalip Casino Day Trip — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Come play your favorite games and the buffet is included in the fee. Sponsored by the Greater Mill Creek Senior Program. Cost: $6 member/$11 non-member. Info: 425-357-6002.
Walking Group — 10 a.m.: Meet at the parking lot 1/4 of a mile up the hill from the waterwheel on the corner of Mill Creek Boulevard and Bothell-Everett Hwy. After, the group meets at a coffee shop. Free. Info: 425-743-3424.
Mill Creek Rotary Club — Meets at noon at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Dr. Info: Shannon O’Kelly, 425-252-3908.
Mothers &More — Friendship and support for area mothers. Monthly meetings, playgroups, book club and more. 2nd Wednesday of the month at Merrill Gardens 14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy. Info: Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mothersandmore.org for more information.
Snohomish County Council — General meeting, 9 a.m.: County Administration Building, Jackson Board Room, Everett.
Ballroom dance — 1-3 p.m. Dancing with live music in the multipurpose room at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. Cost: $3 member/$4 nonmember. Info: 425-487-2441.
New Year…New You Luncheon — 11:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13: Mill Creek Christian Women’s Club presents skincare with Jill Johnson, music and speaker Fred Burnett at Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Dr., Mill Creek. Cost: $15.50. Info and reservations: 206-542-5524 or 425-775-4370.
Ceramic Class — 1–3 p.m. every Thursday: Come learn about ceramics at Merrill Gardens Retirement Community Activity Room, 14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Mill Creek. Cost: Varies, based greenware you purchase. Info: 425-357-6002.
Walking Group — 10 a.m.: Walk the boardwalk through the wildlife sanctuary. Meet at North Creek Park located at the end of 183rd, west of the Bothell-Everett Hwy. Free. Info: 425-743-3424.
Gamblers Anonymous — 7:30 p.m. The Bothell group meets at Bethany Bible Church, 6214 NE Bothell Way. Info: Tim, 206-992-4012. Everett group meets at Evergreen Fellowship Hall, 1906 Grand Ave. Info: Rick, 206-914-8624. Gam-Anon support meeting runs concurrently. Info: Steve, 360-657-2743.
Visually Impaired Support Group — 7–8:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month: Monthly meeting including speakers and activities for blind and visually impaired adults in the Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mill Creek area. Info: Eulaine at 425-640-6352 or Mary at 425-337-2395.
Ways to give
Lions Recycle For Sight — Used eyeglasses can be dropped off at Costco Optometry Department at Silver Lake; Wal-Mart Optometry on 164th St. SW; Mill Creek Vision Source, 15808 Mill Creek Blvd.; Mill Creek Family Eye Center, 16030 Bothell Everett Hwy.; Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, 14905 Bothell Everett Hwy.
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