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EVENTS

Cavelero Music Boosters Dinner and Raffle Fundraiser:  Fri. 3/1, 6-9pm; Cavelero Mid High commons.  $10 at the door or RSVP to kholder@comcast.net. You are welcome to just come for the raffle and listen to the music if you like, with no charge at the door! 

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Operation Comfort Warriors:  Sat. 3/2, 5-8pm; Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens.  Hosted by The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 181 L.S.  $6; under 5 eat free; active duty military personnel $5.  RSVP, 425-377-8347 or alaunit181lakestevens@gmail.com

Spotlight on Washington Wine:  Sun. 3/3, 2pm; Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo. A fundraiser for Outdoor Youth Connections.  Certified Wine Educator Ron Johnson, will present the fascinating story behind Washington’s “wine explosion”. Join curious wine lovers to learn more about Pacific Northwest growing regions, grape varieties, climate factors, and economic realities that leave apple growers unable to bulldoze their orchards fast enough.  Cost is $10.  Register at http://www.outdooryouthconnections.org/oyc/pages/events/oyc-wine-spotlight-2013.aspx.

Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes; The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes:  Sun. 3/10, 2pm; Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.  Join Tom Keogh, arts journalist and critic for The Seattle Times, for a conversation about Sherlock Holmes, his creation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and why we as a culture remain so attached
to a character invented in 1886.  Attendance is limited. Please preregister at www.sno-isle.org or by calling 360-568-2898. 

Dave Nachmanoff: An Evening of Music:  Wed. 3/13, 7pm; Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.  Join award winning singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff for an evening of folk rock.  Dave has written hundreds of original songs, released 9 solo albums, and has toured with Al Stewart for many years.  Seating for this concert is limited. Please preregister at www.sno-isle.org or by calling 360-568-2898. Funded by Friends of the Snohomish Library.  See more information about Dave Nachmanoff at:  www.davenach.com/


REUNION

LSHS Class of 1973:  July 25-27, 2013.  Please email Rhonda Lyons Olsen at 1973lshs@gmail.com or cal 907-246-3896 for more information.  

 

KIDS

4-H Performing Arts, Show Biz Kids Club:
  2nd Tue., 6:30-8pm; Horseshoe Grange, 164th and Broadway, Snohomish – Cathcart/Clearview area.  For more info call 360-668-6681 or 425-357-6044.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn:  Every Fri. 10-11:30am; L.S. Early Learning Ctr., 9317 4th St. SE, L.S. Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers.  Come play, learn and have fun through music, art, stories, games, friends and snacks.  Contact Tara, 425-259-2973 ext. 2704.  

Imagine Children’s Museum:  3rd Fri., 5:30-9pm; 1502 Wall St., Evt.  FREE Friday Night Live!  Presented by Target.  425-258-1006; www.ImagineCM.org.

AWANA Program: Every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Machias Community Church, 1615 Virginia St., Snohomish.  For children 3 years old through 6th grade.  For more info. call 425-334-1291.

Journey for Kids: Wed., 6:30-8pm; Elim Lutheran Church, 11504 26th NE, L.S.  Children 4-11.  Craft, story, singing.  For more info call 425-334-1911 or email kim@elimlutheran.net.

Come Celebrate Dr. Seuss:  Sat. 3/2; L.S. Library, 1804 Main St. Kids who come to the Lake Stevens Library on Dr. Seuss’ birthday and check out books will receive a special Dr. Seuss treat. One treat per child while supplies last. For kids age 11 years and under. Supported by Friends of the Lake Stevens Library.

Crafty Kids:  Sat. 3/16, 11:15am; L.S. Library, 1804 Main St. Grab some scissors and some glue. The Library has a craft day for you. Come to the library today. Make new friends and craft something special.

Pajama Storytime:  Tue. 3/12, 6:30pm; L.S. Library, 1804 Main St. Put on your pajamas and come to the library for an evening of stories, songs, and so much fun! Families welcome. Supported by Friends of the Lake Stevens Library.

Ready Readers Baby & Me Storytime:  Tue. 3/5,12,19 at 10:15am; L.S. Library, 1804 Main St.  Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows.  For newborns thru 18 months.  Caregiver required.  Held in community room next to the library.

Ready Readers Toddler Storytime:  Wed. 3/6,13,20 at 10:15am; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St.  Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers.  Playtime or craft may follow.  For ages 18 months to 3 years.  Caregiver required.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime:  Thur. 3/7,14.21 at 10:15am; Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St.  Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading.  Playtime or craft may follow.  For children 3 to 5 years and caregivers.

Saturday Stories: Saturdays, 9am; Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Come to a storytime specifically designed for children with special needs.  Saturday Stories is planned for developmental ages 3 to 6, although all children are welcome to attend with an adult. The side door of the library will be open at 8:50 a.m. for participating families.  Please call 360-568-2898 and ask for Mechelle if you have questions. Supported by the Friends of the Snohomish Library.

Pajama Storytime: Weds 7pm; Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.  Come in your pajamas for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun!  A craft may follow.  Supported by the Friends of the Snohomish Library.

 Baby Storytime:  Mons. at 10:30am; Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.  For babies through 18 months and caregivers.  360-568-2898.

Toddler Storytime:  Tues. at 10am and 11am, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.  For ages 18 months to 3 years and caregivers.  360-568-2898.

Preschool Storytime: Weds. at 10am and 11am, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.  For ages 3 to 5 years and caregivers.  360-568-2898. 

Youth Advisory Council: Thurs. 3-4pm; Community Ctr. next to L.S. Library. Community service hours available for participation.  Call Kirsten at 425-397-7433.

G.F. Teen Advisory Group:  3rd Thur., 3pm; G.F. Library, 815 E. Galena St.  Make your library your library by telling us what you think. Teens are invited to share their ideas for library programs, purchases and improvements.
 

SENIORS 

Snohomish Choral Group:  We need your voice in our group - come join us!  Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St.  We perform all over the County. 

AARP Safe Driving:   March 18 and 20, 12:45-5pm; L.S. Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Rd.  Call 425-335-0345 for more info.

Computer Class:  on request; L.S. Senior Center.  Call 425-335-0345 to sign up for one-on-one tutoring.

Yoga:  Mons. 9:15-10am.  $5.  L.S. Senior Center.  

Pinochle: Mons. noon-3pm, L.S. Senior Center.  Gerry, 425-334-0341.

Games:  Mons. 1-3pm, L.S. Senior Center.  

Exercise:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-9:50am; L.S. Senior Center.  425-335-0345.

Caregiver Connection:  Every Tue., 1-2:30pm; Lake Stevens Senior Center.

Scrabble: 4th Tue., 12:30pm; L.S. Senior Center. Beginners are welcome and all ages may join. Call Annette at 425-334-2878.

Needlework/Quilting:  Tues., 10am; L.S. Senior Center.  425-335-0345.

Bunco:  2nd Tue., 1pm;  L.S. Senior Center.  425-335-0345.

Crochet:  Weds. 9-10:30am; L.S. Senior Center.   .

Line Dancing:  Join Miwa Morita every Wed. thru Aug., 10:30am-noon; L.S. Senior Center, 2320 Soper Hill Rd. $2 donation.  Classes open to adults in the community, and do not require a partner.  425-335-0345.

Art Class: Weds., 1-2:30pm. L.S. Senior Center.  425-335-0345.

Creative Writing Group: Weds. 3/13,27, 11:30am-12:30pm.  L.S. Senior Center.  425-335-0345.

Board Meeting:  2nd Wed., 9:30am; L.S. Senior Center.  425-335-0345.

Bridge: Thurs., noon; L.S. Senior Center. A friendly group of players, come join us.  425-334-5385.

Cardmaking: Thurs., 9:30am. Learn to create unique greeting cards. Samples available to view at the Center.  425-335-0345.

Foot Care:  Every 6th Thursday (3/14), 10:30am-2pm; L.S. Senior Center.  Call 425-335-0345 for more info.

Blood Pressure Checks: 3rd Fri., 10:45-11:30am; L.S. Senior Center.  Service provided by L.S. Fire Dept.  

Senior Lunch: Fris., 11:30am;  L.S. Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Rd.  $3/members, $4/non-members.  425-335-0345.

Bingo: Weds., 7pm, Early Bird .50 Bingo from 4-6pm; G.F. Senior Center, 302 So. Granite Ave.  360-691-7177 or 360-691-4297. 

Senior Lunch: Thurs., noon, G.F. Senior Center, 302 So. Granite Ave. Penny Bingo to follow. Info: 360-691-7177 or 360-691-4297.

Senior Lunch and entertainment: 4th Tues., 11:15 am; Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St., Snohomish. $4/non-members, $3 for members. RSVP 360-568-0934.

Zumba Gold:  Mons. and Weds., 9-10am and 5:30-6:30pm; Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St.  A fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program.  Zumba Gold is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising, or may be limited physically.  $5/members, $8/non-members.

East County Senior Center Dinner Night:  3rd Thur., 5pm; East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe.  Make new friends, bring family and friends and enjoy a great home-cooked meal.  $5.  360-794-6359 for more info.  

Senior Peer Counseling:  Program offers emotional support to Snohomish County seniors who are struggling with life changes, losses or other issues.  We help individuals 60 and older learn new ways to cope with life’s stresses and improve well-being.  If you or a loved one needs emotional support, there are people who care and will listen to your concerns.  For more info. please call 425-290-1252.  All program services are free of charge. 

Older Adult Outreach Program:  Good mental health enables us to maintain a high quality of life that we can enjoy regardless of our age.  If you or your loved one is a Snohomish County resident age 60 or older and would like information or assistance in accessing mental health or chemical dependency services, please contact Lillian at 425-290-1260 or 800-422-2024 or lgonzalez@sssc.org. 

Senior Services of Snohomish County offers free presentations to senior groups in Sno. Co. outlining strategies for healthy aging, stress management, coping with life changes, and available community resources.  For more info. contact Kamilia Dunsky at 425-290-1260 or email kdunsky@sssc.org.

Senior Wheels USA:  Program makes available Power Wheelchairs to Senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify.  Provided to those who can no longer walk safely, nor self-propel a manual wheelchair, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program.  Call toll free at 1-800-246-6010.


PARENTS 

Elim MOPS:  1st and 3rd Wed., 9:45am. Elim Lutheran Church, 11504 26th St. NE, next to LSHS.  All moms with young children, age infant to kindergarten are welcome. Contact Jennifer at 425-299-6212 or j_l_hansen@hotmail.com.

MOPS:  2nd and 4th Tue., 9:15am-11:15am, Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd., Snohomish.  Call 425-334-9181. 

MOPS:  Every Tue. 9am-noon; Smokey Point Comm. Church, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.  A program for parents with kids up to kindergarten age. For more info. call Tamie 360-659-2844.

Teen MOPS:  1st and 3rd Thur. 6-8pm; Smokey Point Comm. Church, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.  Are you a young mom looking for a place to fit in?  For more info. call Tamie 360-659-2844.

LLL of Everett:  1st Mon., 9:30am; Pregnancy Resource Center of Everett in the classroom, 4310 Hoyt Ave.  Babies and children are always welcome at our meetings.

LLL of Everett Breastfeeding Café:  4th Mon., 11am-1pm; Firewheel, 2820 Oakes Ave.  Drop-in, relaxed setting.  Be sure to bring your children.

LLL of Everett Baby Meeting:  4th Tue., 11:30am; Tranquil Haven, 2916 Hewitt Ave.

LLL of Everett P.M.:  3rd Tue., 7pm; Providence of Everett Women’s and Children Pavilion, Room 5, 900 Pacific Ave.  Babies are always welcome.
 

 
CLASSES

Babysitting Class: Sat. 3/2, 10am-1pm; Chapel Hill Fire Station. Youth ages 12 and up.  The class will go over the Basics of what it takes to babysit, how to attain a position and the ages and stages of small children, as well as family expectations. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 and goes towards youth activities for our community.  Please Call the Family Center to register prior to class 425-397-7433.  

Spotlight on Washington Wine:  Sun. 3/3, 2pm; Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo. A fundraiser for Outdoor Youth Connections.  Certified Wine Educator Ron Johnson, will present the fascinating story behind Washington’s “wine explosion”. Join curious wine lovers to learn more about Pacific Northwest growing regions, grape varieties, climate factors, and economic realities that leave apple growers unable to bulldoze their orchards fast enough.  Cost is $10.  Register at http://www.outdooryouthconnections.org/oyc/pages/events/oyc-wine-spotlight-2013.aspx.

Relax/DeStress workshop: Wed. 3/6, 11am; Lake Stevens Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Rd.  The emphasis will be on learning how to calm the mind and relax the body, with a gentle blend of music.  The workshop is open to all adults in the community and is taught by Louise Fellows.  A donation of $1 for LSSC members, and $2 for guests, no advance registration is required.  Information call 425 335-0345.

Decorating With Moss: Sat. 3/9, 10am-12pm; Stillaguamish Conference Room at the City of Arlington’s Utility Office, 154 Cox Ave. Includes other constructive (and not so constructive, but humorous) uses for moss. Free!  Presented by members of the Arlington Garden Club.  For more information contact Bea Randall at 360-435-3892.   

Killer Whale Tales:  Sat. 3/9, 11am; NW Stream Center in McCollum Park 600 128th St. SE, Evt. Grade 1 to adult. Thanks to a video-cam attachment, you will see a “whales eye view” of swimming in a killer whale pod (never seen on TV).  “Jeff Hogan’s entertaining presentation is not only very educational, but fun for young and old.” says Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Tom Murdoch.  “He is not only a great teacher and photographer, but a trained actor to boot.  Jeff puts on a ‘whale of a show’!!!”  Must call 425-316-8592 to reserve a seat.  $5/members, $7/non-members.  www.streamkeeper.org

The Secret World of Slugs & Snails; Life in the Slow Lane:  Thur. 3/14, 7pm; NW Stream Center in McCollum Park 600 128th St. SE, Evt. After hearing bestselling author and entertainer David George Gordon’s presentation and seeing his amazing images, you’ll never look at slugs and snails the same way again.  They are much more interesting than you can imagine...and, consequently, this program is rated PG-13 - its not for little kids.  Middle school to adult. Must call 425-316-8592 to reserve a seat.  $5/members, $7/non-members.  www.streamkeeper.org

Hardy Fuchsias: Sat. 3/16, noon-1pm; Evergreen Arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Evt.
Everything you need to know about hardy fuchsias in the landscape: the different varieties, groundcovers to climbers, the proper care and when to plant them with Frankie Dennison, Master Gardener. Pre-registration necessary.  Call 425-257-8597 to reserve a seat. www.evergreenarboretum.com

FREE Classes at Marysville Goodwill Job Training and Education Center:  3/11-5/2,  twice a week. (unless otherwise noted)  Classes include ESL (English as a Second Language), Citizenship Prep, Customer Service, Cashiering, Computer Basics, MS Word, MS Excel, Online Job Search, Internet/ E-mail & Rosetta Stone Lab (English). Career Building lab time for students and the general public to receive help with career related activities.  Registration 2/25-28, 9:30am-12:30pm; 9315 State Ave. Marysville.  Students must complete interview and placement test.  Call Tania Siler-Site Manager 360-657-4058 or 360-657-4418; www.seattlegoodwill.org/jobtraining/jtecenters/marysville.

Talk Time:  Weds., 10-11am; First Baptist Church, 1702 Main St., downtown Lake Stevens.  FREE beginners conversation group for people learning English as a second language.  Free childcare provide.  Please call to register for the class and childcare at 425-397-7433.   

Free First Aid and CPR:  2nd Sat., 9am-12pm (FA) and 1-4pm (CPR); SCFPD #22 Getchell, 8424 99th Ave. NE, Arlington.  360-659-6400.

CPR/First Aid:  4th Tue., 6-9:30pm.  $40 fee includes infant, child and adult CPR and Basic Fist Aid.  Sign up at Family Center or call 425-397-7433. 

Is Judaism Relevant to Modern Life?: Weds., 7:30pm at Chabad Jewish Center. Explore Jewish teachings, traditions and issues faced in daily life. No cost, no reservations needed. Info: 425-353-7377 or email rabbi@snojewish.org.

 

HEALTH

Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County: Wed., 8:30am-4:30am. WIC has a clinic in Granite Falls at the Community Bible Church, 401 Wabash. Info: 360-435-3735. 

Breast Cancer Patient Support:  trained survivors offering free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments.  Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments.  Our volunteers will help you to wellness by being a role model, helping you to have quality of life at this critical time.  We have volunteers in your community.  Visit www.angelcarefoundation.org to learn more about us.  For assistance call Angel Care at 206-417-3484 or email angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Weight Loss: Mons., 6:45pm. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) offers help at Ebenezer Lutheran Church’s Fireside Room, 117th Ave. and 22nd NE in Lake Stevens. Info: Judy, 425-252-9405.

Free Mammograms: Free mammograms and yearly health screenings for women with limited resources. Call Positive Women’s Network toll-free at 1-888-651-8931.


COMMUNITY

Poetryfest is sponsoring a poetry contest free to everyone.  There are 100 prizes in all, and the $1,000 grand prize goes to the last poet standing.  Poems of 21 lines or less on any subject and in any style will be judged by the Contest Director Betty Cummins Starr-Joyal.  “We are a nonprofit group of friendly poets who love awarding cash prizes to deserving poets,” she says.  “We love to read and discuss new poems and trust this contest will produce exciting discoveries!”  Send one poem to:  Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 3336, Central Point, OR 97502.  Or enter at www.friendlypoets.com.  Deadline for entering is March 31, 2013.  Include your name and address on the same page as your poem.  All entrants will be sent a winner’s list.

The Snohomish Clothing and Textile Advisors: Fri. 3/15, 10-2pm; McCollum Park, 600 128th ST. S.E., Evt., Evergreen classroom behind the WSU Extension Office.  Do you have sewing skills? (CTA’s) will sew Walker Bags for Group Health Hospital Rehab Centers.  When you use a walker to get around, your hands must be on the walker, not holding glasses, phone or purse, etc.  The Walker Bag attaches to the walker and keeps your belongings handy.  The pattern and fabric will be provided.  Many sets cut and ready to sew.   Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing tools.  Contact Carla Peery 206-595-9717 or cpeerysew@aol.com for more information.  Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage. 

Snohomish Choral Group:  We need your voice in our group - come join us!  Wednesdays,12:30-2; Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St.  We perform all over the County. 

Lake Stevens writers group  Come and meet local writers and authors.  Published/non-published writers welcome.  Meet twice monthly. Contact Nancy, 425-397-6977 or Sandy, 425-397-6847.

Impact Christian Church is assisting people in the Lake Stevens community with a free service.  A trailer is available to the community for moving in the local area. With the down-turn of the economy many families are being forced to change houses in an effort to survive on their income.  When a family is forced to move for financial reasons one of the expenses is renting a vehicle for moving.  Impact Christian Church realizes the difficulty of budgeting a move and is offering a moving trailer free of charge within the greater Lake Stevens area.  Call the offices of Impact Christian Church at 425-345-6457 to apply by phone.  Please know that the demand is high for this service and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Operation Hand-Me-Downs: For Teen Moms in partnership with the L.S. Family Center is currently accepting donations for local teen moms.  We are looking for maternity clothes, baby clothes and any baby items that can be recycled and used again.  Drop off Mon.-Thur. 9am-5pm at the Family Center 1803 123rd Dr. NE.  Volunteers for sorting, distributing, and facilitating birthing and prenatal classes are always welcomed!  For more info. email ohmd4teenmoms@msn.com.

Monroe Running Club:  Sats., 9:30am and Weds., 6pm; Monroe YMCA lobby, Fryelands Blvd. Many different fitness levels; non-competitive group with an emphasis on fun and shared experiences.  For more information, go to www.ymca-snoco.org, or contact Pam Cook at (360) 805-1879, YRunClub@gmail.com.

DSHS Outreach:  A DSHS outreach worker is available every Tues. at the Family Center (behind the L.S. Library) from 10am-4pm.  Persons in need of food stamps, medical benefits, or other forms of state assistance are invited to schedule a 1-hour appointment.  425-397-7433.

DSHS Outreach: A DSHS outreach worker is avail. Every 3rd Thur. from 1-4:30pm at the G.F. Resource Center, 202 S. Granite.  Persons in need of food stamps, medical benefits, or other forms of state assistance can call for an appt., 360-691-1121.

Divorce Lifeline:  Offering adult therapy groups led by Masters level therapists. Call 206-694-5762 if you are interested in participating in an adult group. Visit  divorcelifeline.org for more info.

Catholic Refugee and Immigration Services has begun providing a range of legal immigration services for immigrants, refugees and their families living in Snohomish, San Juan and Island counties.  For info. visit www.ccsww.org/CRIS.

Open Mic Lives!:  Fris., 7:30pm; Tim Noah’s Thumbnail Theater, 1211 - 4th St., Snohomish.  By donation only.  Enjoy as an audience member or share a couple songs.  A weekly featured performer will also be announced at myspace.com/openmiclivesinsnohomish.  Contact Cyndi Soup or Tim Noah, 360-568-9412, cyndielliott@mac.com, tim@timnoah.com. 

Northwest Center Donation Drop Off: You can now drop off your re-usable clothing and household items at your local neighborhood donation station.  Visit us at Market Place Albertson’s, 303 91st Ave. NE.  Look for “The Big Blue Truck” in the parking lot.  Open weekends, Sat. and Sun. 9am-5pm.  Donations are tax deductible and support Northwest Center, www.nwcenter.org, 800-992-2060. 

Voices Northwest: Mons., 7-9:30pm; Everett Music Hall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Evt. Sweet Adelines, a Women’s barbershop group. We welcome new singers. For more info. call 425-741-9123 or www.voicesnorthwest.org.

Village Music and Art’s Music Jam Sessions: Fris., 1-3pm, 338 North McLeod, Arlington.  Featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village.  Bring your own instrument or use ours.  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Contact Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 for more info.

Northwest Scottish Fiddlers:  2nd Sun.; locations change monthly.  Meetings include jams, potluck, and tunes taught by the renowned Scottish Fiddler, Calum McKinnon.  All stringed instruments and piano players welcome - all ages!  Details at www.nwscottishfiddlers.org, or call 425-670-9084.

Old Time & Country Music Assoc.:  2nd and 4th Fri., 6:30-9:30pm; EHA Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Evt.  Welcome to Jam Nights.

Old Time Fiddlers: 2nd and 4th Fri.; Sisco Heights Comm. Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington.  Celtic jam, 5pm; workshop, 6pm; circle jam, 7pm. Small stage show if anyone is up for it.  Music, jamming and snacks throughout the evening. Free family entertainment; listeners and acoustic musicians of all ages (and their instruments) welcome!  Contact Noel, 360-691-5907 or Noelula@aol.com.

The449Club:  Saturdays at 8pm; 4634 Alger St., Everett.  This non-profit alcohol free dance and social club features top 40 R&B music of today with an old school tune drop in the mix with either DJ or live bands.  Join in every 3rd Sat. for Karaoke Nights.  Visit www.the449club.com; email the449club@comcast.net or call 425-445-5224.  

Going out of the Country?:  Come apply at L.S. Police Dept. for your new or updated passport.  Mon.-Fri. 9am-5:30pm; Sat. 10am-5pm.  2211 Grade Rd. L.S., 425-334-9537.

Sanctuary Ministries’ Community Clothing Closet: Thurs., 10:30am-1:30pm, corner of Hwy. 92 and 75th St. NE, between L.S. and G.F.  Distributing free clothing, both new and gently used. No requirements, open to everyone.  Visit www.sanctuaryministriesnw.com  or call 360-386-9871 for more details.

The Lake Stevens Community Food Bank is open for food distribution Thurs. from 1:30 pm to 6pm. The Food Bank is located at 2111 117th Avenue NE. Info: 425-334-3430.

Soup Kitchen in Granite Falls: Mons., 6-7:30pm, Granite Falls Bible Baptist Church, 509 S. Granite Ave. Open to everyone and anyone in need.

Community Supper: Thurs., 5-6:30pm.  Come to a free supper where community groups serve community members. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 117th and 22nd St., L.S. Info: 425-334-0421 or supper@ebenezerlakestevens.org.

Bingo: Weds., 7pm, Early Bird .50 Bingo from 4-6pm; Granite Falls Senior Center, 302 So. Granite Ave. Info: 360-691-7177 or 360-691-4297.

Grange Meal:  Fris. at noon; So. Lake Stevens Grange. $5 donation. Everyone is invited.

Norwegian Pancake Breakfast:  3rd Sat., 7:30-11am; Ebenezer Lutheran, 2111 117th Ave. NE, L.S.  $5 per person, children under 4 free.

Pancake Breakfast:  3rd Sat., 8-10:30am; East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe.  Adults $4, 12 and under $2.75. 


MEETINGS

Sharing Wheels: 1st Mon., 6:30 pm. This non-profit organization dedicated to “connecting used bikes to people who need wheels” invites anyone interested to attend the monthly public meetings. PUD headquarters, 2320 California St., Everett. Info: 425-252-6952 or www.sharingwheels.org.

Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County:  Family/Friend Caregiver support groups, 1st and 3rd Mon., 6:30pm-8:00pm, at Providence, Mt. Saint Helen’s Room. No charge.  Call 425-261-4807 for info. and to register.

Friends of the Lake Stevens Library:  Mon. 3/11, 7pm; Historical Society meeting room (adjacent to the library/museum).  This organization raises funds for enhanced programming of our local library.  The meeting is open to all interested parties.

Lake Stevens Book Group: 2nd Mon. (3/11), 6:30pm; Adriatica Restaurant, 1915 Main St., L.S. Join the March discussion of “The Welsh Girl” by Peter Ho Davies.

Arlington Garden Club:  2nd Mon., 11:30am; Gleneagle Family Restaurant, 7619 E. Country Club Dr., Arlington. For more info. call 360-435-3892.

Snohomish Garden Club: 2nd Mon., 7pm; Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St., Snohomish.  The next regular monthly meeting of the Snohomish Garden Club will feature speaker Jeff Thompson who has grown tomatoes for over 50 years while living in different parts of the country.  His talk is designed to help all gardeners who live around Puget Sound have success growing tomatoes, even if they have failed before.  Brief discussions on grafting, pruning and season extension growing will interest all.  The mission of the Snohomish Garden Club is to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants and birds, and to encourage civic planting. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from September through May, except December, and annual dues are $20.00 per person.  For more info. go to www.snohomishgardenclub.com.

Lake Stevens City Council: 2nd and 4th Mon., 7pm at the LSSD Adm. Bldg.

Granite Falls Community Coalition: 1st Tue., 8:30am; Robyn’s Nest.  Everyone is welcome, we love to see new faces join us as we work for a safe, healthy, and drug-free community.  Call 360-283-4407.

American Legion Post 125: 1st & 3rd Tue., 7pm. Granite Falls American Legion Hall, 301 Granite Avenue. Info: Chuck Smith, 360-691-5826.

Cascade Horse Club:  2nd Tue., 7pm. Cascade Horse Club, a chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington, meets at the L.S. Community Center in downtown Lake Stevens.  New members and visitors welcome.  Info: Barbara, 425-334-6010.

Grandparents/Kinship Raising Grandchildren:  2nd Tue., free dinner at 5:30/support group 6-7:30pm; L.S.Boys & Girls Club, 1609 E. Lakeshore Dr. Grandparents sharing time, kids play at club with supervision (all ages welcome).  Please contact Kelli Lynn 425-212-1919 or KelliLynnEvents@gmail.com.

Sno. Co. RESULTS:  3rd Tue., 7pm via conference call.  RESULTS is a grassroots citizen group that is creating the political will to end global hunger and the worst aspects of poverty through lobbying members of Congress and informing the media on issues of global health, universal education and microcredit.  For more info contact Teresa Rugg at 360-862-9034 or email twrugg@frontier.com.  

L.S. Park Board:  4th Tue., 6pm; Community Ctr.

Everettes RV & Trailer Club:  4th Tue., 7pm; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Ave., Marysville.  We welcome all those interested in fun family camping and outdoor activities. Please call for a free brochure. 425-334-2919; everetgtestrailerrv.org.

Networking: Weds., 7-8:30am. The Power Partners of Snohomish County has a networking group meeting in the banquet room of Collector’s Choice, 120 Glen Ave. in Snohomish. Info: 425-334-3451.

Letip International Business Organization: Weds., 11:30am-1pm; Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 122 128th St. SE. Info: www.washingtonletip.com or 425-706-5626.

Kiwanis: 1st Wed., 6:30pm, The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club meets at the L.S. Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Rd.  Info: 425-334-7171. 

Lake Stevens Downtown Business Association: 1st Wed., 8am. Meetings are held at the Buzz Inn, downtown L.S.

Challenge Our Children parent group:  1st Wed., 7pm; Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE, L.S.  For parents of highly capable, honors and AP students.  Email hicapkids@gmail.com with questions and/or to get on an e-mail list for CoC info.

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society: 1st Wed., 7pm. Mountlake Terrace Public Library, 23300 58th Ave. West. Visitors are welcome. Info: 425-776-8722.

L.S. Senior Center Board: 2nd  Wed., 9:30am. Lake Stevens Senior Center. Anybody interested in the Senior Center is welcome to attend. Info: 425-335-0345.                

Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce: 2nd Wed., 11:30am-1pm; LSSD Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE. Catered lunch, $10 members, $15 non-members.  Contact info@lakestevenschamber.com or 425-334-0433.     

Granite Falls City Council: 2nd and 4th Wed., 7 pm.

Friends of the Granite Falls Library: 3rd Wed., 6pm, Granite Falls Library, 815 E. Galena St., G.F. Looking for a way to meet great people and be involved in your community library?  Join us at our monthly meeting. 360-691-6087 or www.sno-isle.org.

Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce: 3rd Wed., 8:30am. The Village, 302 N. Alder, across from the Granite Falls Middle School. The meeting is open to all business owners and others interested in the development of Granite Falls.

NARFE (National Assoc. of Active and Retired Federal Employees) Everett Chapter 193: Wed., lunch 11:30am, meetings 12:30pm; Evergreen Lanes’ Conference Room, 5111 Claremont Way, Evt.

Support group for parents of kids with problems:  Every Thur., 7-9:30pm; Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 S. Alger Ave.  Got a kid who’s drinking, using drugs, skipping school, or worse?  Come talk to other parents who have faced or are facing the same problems.  Hear concrete ideas for dealing with kids’ behaviors and saving your sanity.  Call 1-888-468-2620 or check www.cpsn.org for more info.  Confidential and free.

Toastmasters -  Everett Pacesetters #117:  Thurs., 7-8:30pm  Washington Oaks, 3rd floor, 1717 Rockefeller.  Contact 425-339-9091. For more information visit our website at www.everettpacesetters.org.

The Lake Stevens Business Network: Thurs., 11:30am-1pm; La Hacienda. A local group of business professionals dedicated to the common good for our members and the community.  Contact Diana Jackson at 425-397-6019.

Networking - By Agents, For Agents:  Thurs., 5-7pm; Hawkeyes at Frontier Village, 1002 Vernon Rd.  Network with Real Estate Professionals in the industry and build on the business you’ve already created.  Come and improve your sphere by developing new business relationships and strengthening the ones you already have.  Bring your business cards, flyers, brochures and anything you use to market your business.  360-653-1884.

L.S. Library Board:  Thurs. 4/18, 7/18, 10/17 at 4pm; Community Center.  425-334-1900 x4420.

The Snohomish County Republican Women’s Club: 2nd Thurs., 11am; Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 121-128th St S.E., Everett. RSVP 360-658-0479. 

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 181:  1st and 4th Thurs., 7pm; Community Hall, downtown L.S.  Call Karen at 425-315-6084 for more info. 

American Legion Post 181: 2nd and 4th Thurs., 7pm; Community Hall, downtown L.S. All military veterans and active duty are welcome.  info@post181.org or 425-314-5865 or www.post181.org

Evergreen Republican Women’s Club:  3rd Thur., 6:30pm; Shawn O’Donnell’s Rest., 122 128th St. SE. Call 425-290-2500 or evergreenrepublicanwomen@yahoo.com.

Snohomish Aglow Lighthouse:  3rd Thur., 6:30-9pm; Snohomish United Methodist Church, 2400 Lake Ave., Sno.    Contact Darcy Brown at 425-238-3074 or darbobrown@gmail.com for more info.

Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club - Puget Sound Anglers:  3rd Thur., 6:30pm; Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Evt.  Visit www.esscwa.com for info.  Let’s talk fishing!  Visitors welcome. 

Aquafest Planning:  4th Thur., 6:30pm; Lake Stevens School District Educational Services Center, 12309 22nd St. NE, L.S.  425-397-2344 or www.aquafest.org for more info.  

Boeing Retirees Group (Bluebells): 4th Thurs. at Boeing Everett Activity Center.  Dedicated to providing opportunities to volunteer our time and experience to enhance our own lives and improve quality of life in the community.  Activities include volunteer opportunities, informative speakers and social events. For information www.Bluebells.org or call 425-717-3755.

Snohomish City Toast Masters:  Fris., 7:30-8:30am; Java Inn Coffee Roasters, 1101 First St., Snohomish.  Visit www.snohomishcitytoastmasters.net or email snohomishcitytoastmasters@gmail.com.

The Lake Stevens Rotary Club: Fris., 7:30am, meets at the Lake Stevens School District Administration  Building, 12212 22nd St.

Good Guy Sams RV Club:  3rd Fri., 11am; Golden Corral in Marysville.  425-355-3450; goodguysams.org  

Puget Sound Singles:  Sats., 9am; Iron Horse Casino, 7903 Evergreen Way.  A group of 45+ singles who have a variety of interests to share with others and a desire to make new friends.  425-745-2250. 

DAC Chapter: 2nd Sat., 10am, The Pilchuck Chapter of Daughters of American Colonists meets. Info: 360-435-3298.

WA Council of Blind:  2nd Sat., 12:30-3pm, Denny’s at 128th St. SW, Everett.  Support group meeting for the visually impaired or legally blind.  For info. contact John Common, 425-335-4031.

Masonic/Damascas Lodge of G.F.:  2nd Sat., 7-10am.  Scholarship breakfast meeting.  Call Frank Pasco at 360-653-1126. 

Thelma Lodge #26, Daughters of Norway:  3rd Sat., 10am; Normanna Lodge 2725 Oakes, Evt.   Guests are welcome. Women of Scandinavian descent (or with interest in Scandinavian culture) age 13 and over  are eligible for membership. 

Snohomish Library Genealogy Workgroup: 4th Sat. at 10am; 311 Maple Ave. Are you interested in getting started in genealogy and want to meet like-minded people? Already an experienced researcher and willing to pass on your hard earned wisdom? Join us.  The workgroup will take place in the library’s large meeting room and take advantage of the extensive genealogical collection of the Snohomish Library.  No registration is required. Drop in and join the family history sleuthing. Present your roadblocks to the group or listen in on tips and presentations from fellow members or Snohomish Library staff.

Quilcedar carvers:  4th Sat., 9am-2pm; Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Rd., Msvl.  Carving classes from 9am-noon, potluck lunch followed by business.

Hispanic Student & Family Support for Lake Stevens School District: Call Laura at 425-232-4186 for more information.

Cancer: 1st Tue., 6:30pm. The “Transitions” cancer support group meets monthly in the Valley General Hospital library. Info: 360-794-1411.

Post Polio Support Group: 2nd Sat., 1-3pm: Providence Medical Center, Everett. Info: 425-488-0219. 

Life Support Groups: Sun., 5-8:30pm. Dinner included. Hope, Health and Healing. 12-step groups promote recovery from many of life’s problems. Marysville First Assembly, 4705 Grove St., 360-659-2276.

Grieving Families of Addicted Angels: A grief support group for those who have lost a loved one to addiction. Meet 2nd and 4th Tues. 7-8:30pm at Calvary Chapel, 19504 24th Ave. West, Lynnwood. Info: 425-737-7824.

Youth Substance Abuse/Violence Prevention Coalition: 1st Thurs., 6pm. Lake Stevens School District ESC, Room B.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Suns., 10am. Granite Falls open meeting of “Sober on Sunday” at the Senior Center, 302 S. Granite Ave. Info: 360-691-5935. 

Granite Falls Al-Anon Family Group:  Every Mon. 7pm, The Father’s House, 402 So. Granite Ave., G.F.  Contact 360-618-0464.  Open meeting.  Handicap access.  

Alateen:  Mons., 7:30-9pm; L.S. First Baptist Church, 1702 Main St.  All teenage (ages 11-19) relatives and friends of Alcoholics welcome.  425-238-7732.

Alateen: Mons., 7:30-9pm. Serenity Seekers Alateen. Everett Free Methodist Church, 9506 7th Ave SE Everett 98208. Info: 425-238-7732.

Narcotics Anonymous:  Mons., 8pm.  Need support?  We do!  Meetings held at Word of Life Church, 9026 51st Ave. NE., Rm. 206, Marysville.

Al-Anon:  Mons., 7:30pm, Lake Stevens First Baptist Church, Main St. All friends and family members are welcome to attend. Info: 425-238-7732.

Alcoholics Anonymous:  Mons., Fris. & Sats. Support group meets in Lake Stevens.  Call 425-252-2525 for info.

Al-Anon:  Thurs. 7-8:30pm.  Calvary Chapel on Hwy. 9 in Lake Stevens.  Info: Kelly, 425-345-2743.

Al-Anon: Sats. 10:30-noon. Lake Stevens First Baptist Church, 1702 Main St. All friends and family of Alcoholics are welcome to attend.  Info: 425-238-7732.

Celebrate Recovery:  Sats. 6:30-8pm, refreshments served at 6:15; The Crossroads @ Lake Stevens, intersection of 20th SE and So. Lake Stevens Rd.  A Christ-centered 12-Step program, with its principles based on the eight Beatitudes.

Get free and confidential help finding rehab listings in your local area through findrehabnow.com or call today at 888-629-0333 to speak to a counselor.


 VOLUNTEER 

The Snohomish Clothing and Textile Advisors: Fri. 3/15, 10-2pm; McCollum Park, 600 128th ST. S.E., Evt., Evergreen classroom behind the WSU Extension Office.  Do you have sewing skills? (CTA’s) will sew Walker Bags for Group Health Hospital Rehab Centers.  When you use a walker to get around, your hands must be on the walker, not holding glasses, phone or purse, etc.  The Walker Bag attaches to the walker and keeps your belongings handy.  The pattern and fabric will be provided.  Many sets cut and ready to sew.   Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing tools.  Contact Carla Peery 206-595-9717 or cpeerysew@aol.com for more information.  Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage. 

Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for a few volunteer barbers or beauticians, licensed in the state of Washington, who are willing to donate time to make house calls to provide hospice patients (men and women) with haircuts in the Everett area and south county.  Frequency may be 2-6 patients/month.  If you are interested please call Joanie Hemm, Volunteer Services, at 425-261-4815 or Joan.Hemm@Providence.org.

Volunteers are needed for positions on the Friends of the Library Board of Directors.  Board members have a light schedule, meeting only 4 times a year to assess library needs and to plan fund raising activities to meet those needs!  FOL board members also serve as ambassadors to help publicize the value of the organization and to encourage their friends/acquaintances to become members for just $5 a year -- all of which funds are turned back into ways to benefit the library and community.  Meetings are friendly/informal.  New ideas are encouraged.  For more information, contact Chy Ross at the Lake Stevens Library.

Compassionate Volunteers Needed!  Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help in a multitude of ways—visiting patients, delivering supplies, working in the office, helping with events, etc.  Information Sessions are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month and are offered at either 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Please call 425-261-4815 for dates & times, and to register.  Our patients and their families welcome your caring hearts! 

HOPE Horses Need Sponsors!  Would you like to help one of our four-legged therapists help a special needs student discover his abilities?  Then HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center has a great opportunity for you.  We are looking for sponsors for several of our special HOPE horses.  Since HOPE is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit, we give you a tax deduction receipt for the amount of your donations.  We have several sponsorship opportunities available; full, partial, and silent sponsors.  Please contact us if you are interested at 360-221-7656 or hope@whidbey.com.

Your Community Food Bank needs volunteers to pick up food at the local stores.  Every morning from 8:00-10:00am our truck picks up and brings the donated food to the food bank.  We need men to man the truck one day a week.  Our need now is on Mondays and Wednesdays.  We also need some substitute help during the summer for vacations or sickness.  If you can help, please call Lee at 425-334-4524 or Jim at 425-422-6962.

Help low income seniors by volunteering to transport them from their homes to appointments and then bring them home again.  You will be reimbursed 48.5 cents per mile.  Since this is a reimbursement you will not be taxed.  You can even be on unemployment and receive mileage reimbursement.  You must possess a valid driver’s license, show proof of current insurance, pass a WSP background check as well as provide three personal references, and your vehicle must pass a safety inspection.  You need to like people, be on time, be reliable and like to drive.  If you are interested contact DebraBo@ccsww.org or Debra at 425-257-2111, ext. 3323.

Calling all horse lovers!  All Breed Rezq, which cares for thirty abandoned and abused horses needs your help.  Can you write grants, help with fundraising, donate shavings or feed, clean stalls or groom horses?  Visit us at 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271 or call 425-367-3423.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, has access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the county.  You are sure to find something that suits your interests. The only requirement is being age 55 or over.  Numerous studies point to the fact volunteers have a better quality of life and, on average, live longer than those who don’t.  If you want to find out more about volunteering in Snohomish County call RSVP today. They will help you.  For more information please email John McAlpine at johnm@ccsww.org or call (425) 257-2111 x 3374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572.

Village Comm. Services is recruiting volunteers to sit on its board of directors.  The nonprofit agency is looking for volunteers who passionately believe in the rights, talents, and potential of people with disabilities, and want to work toward their full inclusion in the workforce and community life.  Village Comm. Services’ board of directors take a leadership role in: 1) setting the vision and policies that govern VCS’s services to people with disabilities; 2) informing the community about the skills and abilities people with disabilities have to offer; 3) advising the agency based on individual expertise and experience; 4) ensuring the  financial health of VCS through stewardship, legislative advocacy, and friend-raising.  The board meets the last Tue. of the month at 6:30pm.  Please contact Michelle Dietz-Date at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or resource@villagecommunitysvcs.org. 

Child Development Volunteers Needed: Deaconess Children’s Service is in need of volunteers for the Child Development Program. If you are 18 years or older and love working with children then please call Stacey Pfeiffer at 425-259-0146 x101 or e-mail her at spfeiffer@deaconesschildren.org You must be able to pass a WA state and DSHS background check and be able to commit to 19 weeks, once a week from 5-7:30. Our website is www.deaconesschildren.org

Senior Peer Counseling of Senior Services of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers age 55 years and older to provide individual counseling to seniors who are isolated and having trouble coping with life transitions.  No previous counseling experience is necessary.  Senior Peer Counseling will provide volunteer counselor training, supervision, and partial mileage reimbursement.  Join us and learn how to use your life experience to help others find hope, and solutions to life’s challenges!  Bi-lingual volunteers are welcome.  For info. contact Ruth Holsinger at 425-290-1252 or rholsinger@sssc.org. 

Stitches From The Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need.  These items are donated to hospitals all over the country.  Patterns available.  Donated yarn appreciated for our seniors.  Toll free 877-985-9212 or email us at StitchFromHeart@aol.com.  Our web site is www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.

Angel Care Breast Care Foundation is looking for volunteers.  Volunteers must be breast cancer survivors who are at least one year past the end of their treatments.  Requirements are that you have your own transportation, have good communication and interpersonal skills, use email, and can commit to attending twice-yearly training sessions. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, call 206-417-3484 or email angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline is seeking new volunteers in Snohomish County to help offer up-to-date information on Medicare, private insurance, public programs, prescription assistance, and other topics.  Volunteers can answer questions, make referrals, help evaluate and compare policies, give presentations, outreach to the communities with posters and brochures and more.  Volunteers will be provided with up to 30 hours of initial training and attend monthly update meetings to stay informed. Anyone interested in becoming a SHIBA HelpLine volunteer can get an application by calling Rochelle Salsman at 425-514-3183 or by visiting our office at 8221 44th Ave. W., Mukilteo; www.insurance.wa.gov/consumers/shiba/default.asp 

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County has numerous volunteer opportunities available for individuals, families or groups.  The organization assists domestic violence victims and their children by providing a wide range of services.  Visit our website www.dvs-snoco.org, call 425-259-2827, ext. 12 or e-mail Sharon@dvs-snoco.org for more information.

Would you like to read with kids? Two Granite Falls elementary schools need you to read to/with children. Flexible scheduling. Contact Caitlin at 360-283-4522 or cbowers@gfalls.wednet.edu.

Foster Parents are urgently needed! Catholic Community Services in Everett is seeking families of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds to be licensed to provide either long term or short-term foster care. Info: 425-257-2111.

Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center: If you enjoy helping people find out about our great area-we need you! The schedule has flexible shifts and a friendly atmosphere. Info: 360-659-7700.

American Red Cross: The Snohomish County Chapter is looking for volunteers to assist in its disaster services department. Info: 425-252-4103x29.

Community Resource Center-Granite Falls: Granite Falls Community Coalition is looking for caring and committed people to volunteer to mentor students in the community. Info: 360-691-1121.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sno. Co.: Currently seeking volunteers to bring a little magic into the life of a child by providing a one-to-one mentoring relationship. There are 80 children right here in Sno. Co. on a waiting list to start a relationship with somebody like you! Volunteers must make a commitment of at least nine months, have a WA State drivers license and be at least 19 years old. Info: 425-348-5290.

Pathways for Women YWCA: Pathways has many great opportunities for individuals, families or groups interested in volunteering. They assist low income and homeless women and children through a number of services. Opportunities include Children’s Advocates, Resource and Referral Assistants, Front Desk Receptionist and Donations Coordinator. Info: 425-774-9843 ext. 224.

Puget Sound Blood Center: Seeking volunteers to help at mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Opportunities include registering people before they give blood, serving refreshments while monitoring donors, calling to remind donors of their appointments and driving Blood Center vehicles to deliver blood and supplies. Info: 1-800-266-4033.