Mr. Sourdough Returns!: Sat. 10/18, 1pm; Granite Falls Library, 815 E. Galena St. Bob Barca shares his passion and knowledge of sourdough baking. Bring a glass pint jar with a lid so you can take your very own sourdough starter home with you. Pre-registration is required, call 360-691-6087.
Annual Fall Mushroom Show: Sun. 10/19, 10am-5pm; Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Evt. Free. Bring in your own mystery mushrooms and our experts will help you identify them. Demonstrations. Sponsored by the Sno. Co. Mycological Society, in cooperation with the Evt. Parks and Recreation Dept. For more info. call 425-257-8300 or go to www.scmsfungi.org.
"Rocktoberfest" - 34th Annual Gem and Mineral Show: Sat. and Sun. 10/11-12, 10am-5pm; Totem Middle School (cafeteria), 7th St. and State Ave., Marysville. Free. Presented by Marysville Rock and Gem Club, Inc. www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Trails/3505/
Lake Connor Park Bazaar: Sat.-Sun. 10/11-12, 10am-3:30pm; 14320 28th St. NE, L.S. Are you a crafter interested in renting a table? Call 425-334-5055.
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar: Sat. 10/25, 9am-3pm; 2111 117th Ave. NE, L.S. Baked goods, crafts, hourly prizes, a treasure chest table and special raffle drawings. Need not be present to win.
Festival of Pumpkins: Fun family events at Snohomish farms to "showcase local agriculture and bring people to the farm." The month-long farm festivities close on Sat. 10/25, with "The Great Pumpkin Race" where numbered pumpkins will be simultaneously released from a huge net to float down the Snohomish River. For more info. visit www.festivalofpumpkins.org.
Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival: Sat. 10/11, 10am-8:30pm and Sun. 10/12, 10am-5pm; Port Angeles City Pier and Red Lion Hotel. Visit www.crabfestival.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 360-452-6300.
Harvest Festival at Country Village: Sat. 10/11, 10am-6pm and Sun. 10/12, 11am-5pm. 23732 Bothell-Evt. Hwy.
Quinault Rain Forest Mushroom Festival: Fri.-Sun. 10/17-19; Lake Quinault Lodge, 345 South Shore Rd. Olympic National Forest Lodge savors the art, science and flavors of local mushrooms. 1-800-562-6672; www.visitlakequinault.com
Playgroup: Tues., 10am-12pm. Join a free playgroup for ages birth to five for outings and playtime. Call Schabahn Day 425-338-2246 or email email@example.com.
Little People's Story Hour: Mons., 10-11am; Lake Stevens Books, 404 91st Ave. NE, Ste. A. For ages 2 and a half to 5 years. 425-334-2665.
Ready Readers Preschool Parade: Mon. 10/27, 11am; Granite Falls Library, 815 E. Galena St. Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and getting ready to read with a parent or caregiver. A playtime or craft may follow. 360-691-6087.
Playgroup: Thurs. 11am-12pm. For your preschoolers, playing various learning games, reading and activities. Call or email to find out location, Lake Stevens Family Center, 425-397-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toddler Storytime: Tues. at 10:30, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. For ages 18 months to 3 years and caregivers. 360-568-2898.
Baby Storytime: Mons. at 10:30, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. For newborns through 18 months and caregivers. 360-568-2898.
Preschool Storytime: Weds. at 10:30, Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. For ages 3 to 5 years and caregivers. 360-568-2898.
AWANA Program: Every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Machias Community Church, one block West of the Machias Fire Station. For children 3 years old through 6th grade. For more info. call 425-334-1291.
L.S. Community Kids Choir: Sundays, 5-6pm, Boys and Girls Club. For children kindergarten thru 7th grade. Contact Angela 425-334-5900.
Parent Power playgroup: Join now! Go to playgroup.meetup.com/542/
Youth Club: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm. Family Center. Info: 425.397.7433.
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.
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.
Memoirs writing class: Every Fri. at 1pm at the Lake Stevens Senior Center. Info: 425-334-0345.
Pinochle: Mons. noon, Lake Stevens Senior Center. Info: Tally, 425-334-0341.
Free Blood Pressure Check: 3rd Fri. of each month. 11:30am-12:30pm. Lake Stevens Senior Center. Your blood pressure will be checked by LPN Tina Boitano. Info: 425-335-0345.
Quilters: Tues., 10am, Senior Center. Info: 425-335-0345.
Art Class: Weds., 1pm. Lake Stevens Senior Center. Info: 425-335-0345.
Card & Stamp-making Class: Thurs., 9:30am. Learn to create unique greeting cards. Samples available to view at the Center. Info: 425-335-0345.
Senior Lunch: Thurs., noon, Granite Falls Senior Center. Penny Bingo to follow. Info: 360-691-7177 or 360-691-4297.
Senior Bridge: Thurs., 12:30pm, Lake Stevens Senior Center. A friendly group of players, come join us. Info: 425-334-5385.
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 email@example.com.
Senior Lunch: Fris., 11:30am. $2 per person. Still the best deal in town! Lake Stevens Senior Center. Info: 425-335-0345.
Senior Lunch and entertainment: 4th Tues., 11:15 am. St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1514 Pine Ave., Snohomish. $4/non-members, $3 for members. RSVP 360-568-0934.
Cascade High School Class of '78 - Will celebrate their 30th reunion the weekend of Oct. 10th and 11th. Don't miss the homecoming football game Fri. 10/10, at the Everett Stadium. We will have a section saved for us, look for the Class of '78 banner. Sat. 10/11, everyone will meet at 5pm at the Tulalip Casino in the new Mpulse Lounge. No tickets or cover required. RSVP and provide contact info., preferably emails to Triplej327@msn.com. You can look for more info. and planning meeting dates on cascadealumni.com, reunion.com and classmates.com. We are still looking for many classmates and need your help to spread the word! See you there.
Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS COLUMBUS SSN-762 past and present, if you would like to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones, please contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505 or call 260-486-2221 - 8am-5pm Eastern Time or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reunion October 1-4, at Holiday Inn North, Dayton OH.
AARP Safe Driving Class: Tue.-Wed. 10/21-22, 12:30-5pm; LSSD Adm. Bldg., Meeting room B, 12309 22nd St. NE. Designed for people age 50 and older, completion of the class earns discounts on auto insurance in most states. $10. Call Loren Hole 425-335-5158 or City Hall 425-334-1012.
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 email@example.com.
Turn Your Thumb Green workshop: Sat. 10/11, 10-11:30am; Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Patrick Carey of Hadj Designs will speak on Green Roofs. For more info. email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Judy at 360-403-0820, visit www.arlingtongardenclub.org.
CPR class: Every 3rd Tue., 6-9:30pm. Fee: $35. Sign up at Family Ctr. 425-397-7433
Soup Kitchen in Granite Falls: Mons., 5:30-8pm at the back door of Granite Falls Bible Church, 509 S. Granite Ave. Open to anyone in need.
Talk Time: Mons., 10-11:30am; 1st Baptist Church in downtown L.S. Free conversation group for people learning English as a second language. Free childcare. Please call to register, L.S. Family Center 425-397-7433.
Emergency Animal Sheltering Workshop: Tue. and Wed. 11/11-12, 9am-5pm (check-in 8:30am Tue.); Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Evt. Prepares volunteers to serve at emergency shelters for pets and animals evacuated or displaced in the event of a disaster. Please check website at www.humanesociety.org/university.
Passionately Pink for the Cure: Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen goes pink for October to help end breast cancer. A grassroots program in which companies, organizations or individuals pick a day to wear pink and each group member donates $5 or more to Komen for the Cure. Groups can organize theme days or host events in honor of breast cancer survivors. Receive a free participation kit by registering at www.passionatelypink.org.
Strategies for Parenting the Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder: A free training on strategies for parenting the child with (RAD) will be held at Compass Health, 4526 Federal Ave., Bldg. 2, Everett. Tue. 10/14, 6:30-8:30pm. The training is open to community members and provides two hours of DLR approved foster parent training. Dinner will be provided. To register leave a message at 425-232-7933. Include your name, phone number, the name of the training, and the date of the class. For more info. about Compass Health's Therapeutic Foster Care program call 425-349-8480. Visit compassfosters.org or compasshealth.org.
Old Time Fiddlers: Fris. 10/10,24; 11/14,28; 12/12 at 5pm at the old Arlington High School, 135 S. French St. Celtic jam, 5pm; workshop, 6pm; circle jam, 7pm. 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.
Salmon Watchers: Wed. 10/8, 7-8:30pm; Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE. Salmon Watchers are valuable volunteers who visit an assigned stream near their home or office three to four times a week for 15 minutes each through the end of this year, and then report the spawning activity they observe. No previous experience needed. Come learn about the life cycle of Pacific Salmon, key identification features, and how to become an official Salmon Watcher from Suzi Wong Swint, Snohomish County Watershed Education Program Coordinator. For all ages. FREE. Advance registration required. Call 425-316-8592 or email email@example.com.
An evening of marvelous music featuring exceptional young people from 7 to 17. Benefit concert for the Tuition Assistance Program; Forest Park Adventist Christian School. Sat. 10/11, 7:30pm. Concert to be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Evt. 425-252-3438 www.efpac.us
"5 Wishes": Sat. 10/11, 10-11:30am; Providence Hospice and Home Care of Sno. Co., 2731 Wetmore Ave., lower level conference room. This Five Wishes document will help you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks at all of a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. To register call 425-261-4815 by 4pm, 10/6. This event is open to anyone (over 18), in the community but seats are limited.
Knitting Circle: Fris., 10am-noon; Lake Stevens Books, 404 91st Ave. NE, Ste. A. Bring your project, visit, share and drink great coffee. 425-334-2665.
Celebrate the High Holy Days at Temple Beth Or. Tickets to this moving and introspective observance are available for Yom Kippur (Oct. 8 and 9). Advance purchase is required. Children's services and babysitting are available. Temple Beth Or is a Reform Jewish congregation. 3215 Lombard Ave., Evt. For more info. call 425-239-7125 or visit our website at www.templebethor.org.
Old Time Fiddlers: Fris. at 5pm at the old Arlington High School, 135 S. French St. Celtic jam, 5pm; workshop, 6pm; circle jam, 7pm. 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.
Norwegian Pancake Breakfast: Every 3rd Sat., 7:30-11:00am. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 - 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Suggested donation: $5. 425-334-0421.
G.F. Eagles Bingo: G.F. Eagles Club invites you to play bingo every Mon. at 7pm, starting 10/13. Fun for everyone. If interested in volunteering call 425-335-4384.
Sanctuary Ministries' Community Clothing Closet: Every Thur., 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 425-334-9558 for more details.
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; Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave., Snohomish. A women's barbershop group. For more info. call 360-794-4426 or www.voicesnorthwest.org.
Grange Meal: Fri. noon. The S. Lake Stevens Grange. Lunch served every Friday for $4.50. Everyone is invited.
Monroe Community Concert Band: The Band is sounding great but they need your help to fill a couple of spots. If you played in the high school band, even many years ago, or you have played an instrument and always wanted to join a group, here is your chance. We need clarinet players and percussion players. The band currently has about 50 members and we have a great time getting together every Thur. to practice. We perform five or six times a year. Practices are held at the Good Hope Fellowship Church at 1016 W. Main St. in Monroe. For more info. go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Supper: Thurs., 5-7pm. Hosted by various community groups. Free to all at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 117th and 22nd St. Info: 425-334-0421.
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.
Pancake/Waffle Breakfast: 1st Sat., 8:30-10:30am. St. Michael's Catholic Church, Snohomish. $4 adults, $3 kids. Proceeds to go towards seniors programs. Info: 360-568-0934.
The Lake Stevens Community Food Bank is open for food distribution Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 7 pm. The Food Bank is located at 2111 117th Avenue NE. Info: 425-334-3430.
Bingo: Wednesdays, 7pm. Granite Falls Senior Center, (anyone over 12 with parent can play). Info: 360-691-7177.
La Leche League: 3rd Mons. 9:30 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2501 Hoyt Ave. 2nd Thurs., 10am in the Nursery Room of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Ave NE, in Marysville. Lots of information and support for pregnant and nursing mothers as well as any woman interested in breastfeeding. Babies and children are always welcome. Info: 425-397-9757 or 360-658-7342.
Free Parenting Seminar: Sat. 10/11, 8:45am-2:30pm; Calvary Chapel, 9428 4th St. SE, L.S. Bad Attitudes, Accepting No as an Answer, and Anger in Children; presented by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller. 425-335-4819.
Ryan’s Solution educational forum: Sun. 10/19, 6pm; Cavalero Mid-High, 8220 24th St. NE, Evt. The one thing your kids know more about than you is…DRUGS! Come be a part of the solution to keep drug dealing and drug use out of our schools. For more info. email email@example.com.
MOPS: 1st and 3rd Wed., 9:45am-12pm, Elim Lutheran Church, 11504 26th St. NE, next to LSHS. All moms with young children, age infant to kindergarten are welcome. Contact Stephanie, 425-397-6355.
MOPS: 2nd and 4th Tue., 9:15am-11:15am, Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd., Snohomish. Starting Sept. 25, call 425-334-9181 or 360-653-6467.
Weight loss: Mondays, 6:45pm: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) offers help at Ebenezer Lutheran Church’s Fireside Room, at 117th Ave. N and 22nd NE in Lake Stevens. Info: Judy, 425-252-9405.
Flu immunization clinics: 9am-4pm, 10/2,8,14 and noon-7pm, 10/20; L.S. Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 8915 Market Pl. NE. $25. No appt. necessary.
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.
Breast Cancer Patient Support: trained breast cancer survivors offering free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. 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 877-417-3484 out of the greater Seattle area) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Foster Parent Support Group” 3rd Mon. of each month. Meetings will be held at Alfy’s Pizza in Granite Falls at 12:30pm. Info: Carolyn, 425-244-1257 or Rusty, 360-691-2325.
L.S. Strategic Business Network: Weds., 8:45-9:45am; Lake Stevens Books, 404 91st Ave. NE, Ste. A. Call Ken for more info. 425-387-0934.
Everettes RV & Trailer Club: 4th Tue., 7pm; Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Evt. We warmly welcome visitors; and also to our outing Oct. 9-11 at Bayshore RV Park at Tokeland. Please call for a free brochure 425-513-5534 or 360-629-8510.
Thelma Lodge #26, Daughters of Norway: Sat. 10/18, 10am; St. Paul's Church, 2005 Colby, Evt. A program on Norse Mythology will be presented by Roberta Morrow. Guests are welcome.
Lake Stevens Library Board: Thur. 10/2, 4:30pm; Lake Stevens Historical Society Reading Room.
The Lake Stevens Business Network: Thurs., 11:30am-1pm; Hwy. 9 Casino meeting room. A local group of business professionals dedicated to the common good for our members and the community. Contact Diana Jackson at 425-397-6019.
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.
Post Polio Support Group: 2nd Sat., 1-3pm: Providence Medical Center, Everett. Info: 425-488-0219.
Al-Anon: Sats., 10:30am-noon. Calvary Chapel on Hwy. 9 in Lake Stevens. Info: Kelly, 425-345-2743.
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.
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society: 1st Wed., 7pm. Mountlake Terrace Public Library, 23300 58th Ave. West. Visitors are welcome. Info: 425-776-8722.
Snohomish County RESULTS: 2nd Tue., 7pm; Wired and Unplugged Internet Café, 717 First St., Snohomish. 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.
Masonic/Damascas Lodge of G.F.: 2nd Sat., 7-10am. Scholarship breakfast meeting. Call Frank Pasco at 360-653-1126.
Boeing Retirees Group (Bluebells): 4th Thursday 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.Bluebills.org or call 425-717-3755.
Lake Stevens Downtown Business Association: 1st Wed., 8am. Meetings are held at the Buzz Inn, downtown L.S.
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.
Red Hats Serendipity Group: Every 3rd Wed., 6:30pm, L.S. Buzz Inn. Come join us! Only requirement, something red on your head. Contact Hazel, 425-334-3566.
Mountain Loop Conservancy: 2nd and 4th Thur., 6:30pm, Alfy's Pizza banquet room, G.F. For more info. call 360-691-3022. Open to all Mountain Loop Enthusiasts. NoMotocrossOnMtLoop.com.
Lions: 1st and 3rd Tues., 7pm. The Lions Club meets for dinner at Ebenezer Lutheran, 2111 117th Ave. NE.
L.S. Family Center: Hosting "Cup of Sugar" at Cavalero Mid High, every 4th Wed. at 6:30pm, with topics of interest to parents and teens. Community Service hours available for teens who attend with their parents. For more info. Call 425-397-7433.
Friends of the Granite Falls Library: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Granite Falls Library, 815 E. Galena St., G.F. 360-691-6087 or www.sno-isle.org.
American Legion Post 181 meets the 4th Thurs. of each month, 7pm, at the Senior Center, 1812 124th Ave NE in downtown Lake Stevens. Contact Jack Sahlbom 425-334-6520 or Tony Morea 360-631-3242.
Cascade Horse Club: 2nd Wed. of each month at the Village Restaurant in Marysville at 7 pm. Come earlier for dinner. Info: www.cascadehorseclub.org . New Members and visitors welcome.
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: 425-377-8217.
Letip International Business Organization: Weds. 11:30am - 1pm at La Hacienda, 513 SR 9 NE, Lake Stevens. Info: www.washingtonletip.com or 425-706-5626.
Alateen: Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm: Serenity Seekers Alateen. Everett Free Methodist Church, 9506 7th Ave SE Everett 98208. Info: 425-425-238-7732.
Alateen: Tuesday, 7pm: S.H.A.G. Alateen, St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1514 Pine Ave Rm. 4, Snohomish 98290. Info: 425-238-7732.
Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce, 2nd Mondays, 11:30 am: Meetings are held at the LS School District’s Educational Service Center Community Room.
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.
Lake Stevens City Council, 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7pm. at the Lake Stevens School District Aministration building. Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce, 2nd Mondays, 11:30 am: Meetings are held at the LS School District's Educational Service Center Community Room. Catered lunch, $15 - open to the public.
Lake Stevens Senior Center Board: 2nd Mon., 10am: Lake Stevens Senior Center. Anybody interested in the Senior Center is welcome to attend. Info: 425-334-0345.
Youth Substance Abuse/Violence Prevention Coalition: 1st Mon., 3rd Thurs., 5pm: Lake Stevens School District ESC, Room B.
American Legion Post 125: 1st & 3rd Tue., 7pm: Granite Falls American Legion Hall, 301 Granite Avenue. Info: Chuck Smith, 360-691-5826.
Search & Rescue: 1st, 3rd Tues.: The Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, Marysville Unit, meets at Taylor's Landing on the first Tues. & at the Red Barn in Jennings Park on the 3rd Tues. Looking for avid outdoor enthusiasts, 16 years and up, to use their skills to rescue lost or injured hikers and climbers. Training provided. Info: 360-691-1486.
Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce: 3rd Weds., 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.
Kiwanis: Wed., 6:30am: The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club meets at the Buzz Inn Restaurant. Info: 425-334-7171.
Granite Falls City Council, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7 pm.
Rotary: Fridays, 7:30am: The Lake Stevens Rotary Club meets at the Lake Stevens School District Administration Building, 12212 22nd St.
DAC Chapter: 2nd Saturdays, 10:30am: The Pilchuck Chapter of Daughters of American Colonists meets. Info: 360-435-3298.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays, 10am: Granite Falls open meeting of "Sober on Sunday" has moved to the Senior Center, 302 S. Granite Ave. Info: 360-691-5935.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays: Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets three times weekly in Lake Stevens. Info: 425-252-2525.
Al-Anon: Mondays & Saturdays, 7:30pm: Lake Stevens First Baptist Church, Main St., Lake Stevens. All friends and family members are welcome to attend. Info: 425-259-4309 or 425-348-7828.
Cancer: 1st Tuesdays, 6:30pm: The "Transitions" cancer support group meets monthly in the Valley General Hospital library. Info: 360-794-1411.
Grandparents as Parents Support Group: 2nd Thurs., 6:00 (shared dinner), meeting at 6:30-8pm. Free childcare provided. Call Beth at 425-377-1403 for info.
Hispanic Student & Family Support for Lake Stevens School District: For more information: Laura Wellman, 425-334-3850.
Cascade Horse Club: 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30pm: Cascade Horse Club, a chapter of the Back Country Houseman of Washington, meets at the Senior Center in downtown Lake Stevens. New members and vistors welcome. Info: Linda, 425-334-9598 or Barbara, 425-334-6010.
Lake Stevens City Council, 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7 pm.
DAC Chapter: 2nd Saturdays, 10:00am: The Pilchuck Chapter of Daughters of American Colonists meets. Info: 360-435-3298.
Networking: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30am: 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 or 425-387-3875.
Toastmasters Club: Thurs., 12-1pm: Tulalip Inn, Marysville. Everybody is welcome to join. Info: 360-651-3380.
Youth Substance Abuse/Violence Prevention Coalition: 1st Monday, 3rd Thursday, 5pm: Lake Stevens School District ESC, Room B.
"Serendipity Actors Troupe" - Would you like to change a Seniors' day from ordinary to extraordinary? Would you like to have FUN while contributing to your local community? The "Serendipity Actors Troupe" is a non-profit traveling actors organization that will travel to local retirement homes once a month to entertain our Seniors. We are looking for actors (any age); script writers (short skits and plays); and stagehands. Please contact Brenda Kindred at 425-760-9141.
Recovery for Life seeks community help in collecting career apparel for their two-day event, "Queen, It's a New Day". For more info. or to drop off donations at the "Queen's Clothing Closet", call 425-252-6484. Financial contributions may be mailed to Recovery for Life Training Center at: P.O. Box 62, Everett, WA 98206.
The Lights of Christmas Sneak Preview and Volunteer Opportunities: Sun. 10/19 from 3-5pm at Cedar Lodge. For registration and other info. call Jessica at Warm Beach Camps at 360-652-7575 or 800-228-6724; www.warmbeach.com.
Compassionate Volunteers Needed! A free information session to review the volunteer opportunities at Providence Hospice and Home Care is scheduled for Wed. 10/15, 2-4pm in downtown Everett. To register and to get driving/parking info. call 425-261-4815 by 10/13.
Volunteers needed to assist vulnerable adults: Adults living in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and adult family homes throughout Sno. Co. are in need of community help. More than 2,500 residents of these facilities lack a volunteer ombudsman, who serves as an advocate, educator, investigator and problem solver. Volunteer ombudsmen come from all walks of life, various age groups and educational levels. The common thread is a passion for older adults and persons with disabilities. Volunteers receive four days of training and are asked to volunteer four hours a week. Expenses, including mileage, are reimbursed. The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program will offer a four-day training session on Oct. 15-16, 22-23, 8:30-4:30pm. For more info. contact Michal Glauner at 425-388-7393 or email@example.com.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline has richly rewarding volunteer opportunities for people who like to help others. Volunteers help to make sure people have access to health care coverage and prescription drugs by giving free, informed, impartial insurance counseling and education. The program provides flexibility and you can choose to do office work, public speaking or specialized counseling. For info. contact Rochelle Salsman at 425-514-3183 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake Stevens Community Food Bank is in great need of volunteers. We need drivers and helpers for a minimum 2-hour commitment one day a week. Call Lee Duce for details at 425-334-4524. We need people willing to help in the Food Bank for as little as 2 hours a week, sorting food and getting ready for our weekly distribution. Call Mitch at 425-239-2687 or the Food Bank at 425-334-3430.
Snohomish County Explorer Search and Rescue is looking for youth ages 14-21: Community Service hours are given for participation. Get involved with a great group of teens! Every 4th Tues. at Taylors, 5506 Old Machias Rd, Snohomish. Info: 360-691-1486.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 yard appreciated for our seniors. Toll free 866-472-6903 or email us at StitchFromHeart@aol.com. Our web site is www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.
Snohomish County Center for Battered Women 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 snococbw.org/volunteer.htm, call 425-259-2827, ext. 12 or e-mail email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Snohomish County Republican Party is seeking community volunteers to represent their neighbors and to be a voice in the policy-making arm of the party as Precinct Committee Officers (PCO's). Elected PCO's represent their neighborhoods at the District, County, and State Conventions. Info: Stacy Rooney or Bob Clark at 425-258-3435 or e-mail us at SNOGOP@Yahoo.com. Check out our website at: http://www.snocogop.com/main/.
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.
EquiFriends: Located in Snohomish, this non-profit organization is seeking volunteers for their Therapeutic Equestrian Program for people with disabilities. Nationally accredited instructors, specially trained horses, and caring volunteers teach therapeutic and sport riding and more. Info: 425 -337-1137 or www.eqifriends.org.
Lake Stevens Family Center: The Family Center has many volunteer opportunities available, including: homework tutors, office assistants, youth mentors, and more. Info: 425-397-7433.
Pathways for Women YWCA: Pathways has many great opportunities for individuals, families or groups interested in voluntering. 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.
North County Visitor Center: Share your love of Western Washington with locals and tourists by volunteering at the Information Center located off I-5 at exit 212, near Stanwood and Lynnwood. Answer questions, suggest activities, provide directions, etc. Info: 425-348-5802x13.
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.Back to top