'Around Town' events and volunteer opportunities for Edmonds

Oct 18, 2012

Natalie MacMaster to appear at Senior Center

Natalie MacMaster will be putting on a FREE show at the Edmonds Senior Center on October 19 at 4 p.m.,, in the upstairs Ball Room.

This show is open to the public, everyone is welcome to attend. Natalie MacMaster’s latest release is “Cape Breton Girl”. It is the 11th album from this Juno-Award winning instrumental music artist.

Please visit Nataliemacmaster.com for more information about the artist.

MacMaster’s show at the Edmonds Center for the Arts later the evening of October 19 is already sold out.

Special thanks to the Edmonds Center for the Arts and Lisa Nakama for helping to make this happen. Edmonds Senior Center is located at 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds, 98020. Or call 425-774-5555 for more information.

 

Free book arts workshop

Register now for a Book Arts Workshop at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.

You will learn how to make hand-crafted books and come away with an understanding of what materials are needed for book-making.

Everyone will create little treasures to keep or give away. All supplies are included in this free workshop.

The Book Arts Workshop will held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Please register online at www.sno-isle.org>Classs & Events>Edmonds Library>Book Arts.

Or, contact the library in person or by phone at 425-771-1933 to register.

 

"Sound Living - A One Day Communiversity"

WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers and sponsors bring you Sound Living - A One Day Communiversity on Oct. 20 at Everett Community College from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This "Communiversity" is a day of learning for everyone.  Attendees will be able to explore the connections between land, water and the people of Snohomish County with over 25 presentation options during the day.

Registration is $20 for the first person in a party and $15 for the second and third person.  Both rates go up $5 after 10/10/12.  Lunch is available for purchase upon registration, or you can bring your own.

On-line registration closes on Oct. 15, but registration, with cash or check, at the door is welcome.

For more information or to register, please contact the Sound Living Planning Team at sound.living@wsu.edu or (425)-357-6028, or check the website at www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish/soundliving.htm.

 

Dinner to benefit sexually exploited minors

Join Advocates for Women of Edmonds UU Church for a dinner to benefit The Bridge Program, Washington’s residential treatment program for sexually exploited minors on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m.

Approximately 500 minors per year are trafficked on an Everett-to-Tacoma circuit. The Bridge provides comprehensive help for up to 20 trafficking victims (14–17 years old) in a safe, welcoming six-bed facility.

Leslie Briner of The Bridge Program/YouthCare will speak on this alarming crime against children.

Dinner (pasta for meat-eaters, vegetarians, and gluten-freers) will be served following the program.

The dinner will be held at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 221 St. SW, Edmonds.

Free-will donations for The Bridge gratefully accepted. More info: a4w.rsvp@euuc.org.

 

Free seminar - Healing Stress

Most people know that stress is just a part of life,  but left untreated this stress often leads to all kinds  of unwanted physical and psychological problems.

Edmonds Vitamins and Herbs welcomes you to  a free seminar that shows you how you can heal  your stress and thus heal your body and your life.

The seminar is Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. and is free. Location is Edmonds Vitamins and Herbs, 420 5th Ave. S, Edmonds.

For more info go to Solutions4Healing@gmail.com, or call 425 776-8294.

 

Edmonds Senior Center to hold Oktoberfest 2012

Wilkomen zu Oktoberfest! - The Edmonds Senior Center presents their sixth annual Oktoberfest on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., located at the center on 220 Railroad Ave in Edmonds.

This promises to be another evening of wonderful German food, beverages, live “Bavarian style” music, dancing and fun.

Sing along to classic German songs with their German class.

Admission can be reserved by Oct. 22 in the Administration Office, or call 425-774-5555 to reserve your spot with a credit card.

This is always a very popular event so sign-up early.  “Komm für ein gute Zeit!” (Come for a good time!) Sponsored by Prestige Care and Rehab of Edmonds.

 

Sew Thoughtful – help foster children

Bring your sewing machine or serger, some basic sewing tools and help the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) sew large tote bags for the foster children at Safe Place.

The totes are used to carry all the earthly possessions of these little children as they move through the system.

In the past, garbage bags have been used – which sends a very bad message.  We want to help change this.

There will be plenty of bottom weight and eye-catching print fabric provided for the totes.

Have fun sewing with us from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 at McCollum Park, 600 128th ST. S.E., Everett in a classroom behind the WSU Extension Office.

Arlene Harrison will lead the project.  Contact Carla Peery 206-595-9717 for more information.  Bring a brown bag lunch.

 

Friends of the Edmonds Library to hold book sale

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will hold their annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Francis Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

Become part of a great tradition - attend the 32nd Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Edmonds Library.

Browse thousands of donated books, CD's, and DVD's of interest to children, teens, and adults.

Bargains for you, and all proceeds benefit the Edmonds Library. Pricing of most materials range from 50 cents to $3. Bulk Book sale starts at 2 where prices are $3 per bag/box. Help keep Edmonds green by bringing your own bags or boxes.

 

Care Conference to be held

A Care Conference will be held at Shoreline Community Church, on Oct. 26 (7-8:30 p.m.) and Oct. 27 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., lunch provided) at Shoreline Community Church, 125 NE 185th St in Shoreline.

This conference will provide information, including legal and financial, to respond effectively when providing/arranging care for others.

If you have aged parents or a spouse/relative you are caring for, this conference will offer many tools to help you in the varied tasks involved.

If not currently needed, the information will enable you to plan and be prepared for when the time comes.

Various community business representatives will also be on hand to advise you about their services/products that can help you.

A Personal Health Care Notebook will be given to each participant.

Seating is limited. Registration required by Oct. 21st.

Register online at shorelinecc.com and click on the Events tab.

 

Mukilteo Arts Guild presents 4th annual Holiday Art Mart

Co-sponsored by the City of Mukilteo this popular event showcases artists and artisans and features high quality, made in Washington, gifts and art at affordable  prices.

The Puget Sound  and Washington is home to  some of the best artists and craftsman in the US.  Shop for the holidays this year for one of kind gift items that you cannot find at the mall and  all handmade in the state of Washington.

Art, silver and gold jewelry, sculpture, glass(blown glass), wearable art (clothing) and accessories, holiday decor and gift items are featured in this market.

Mukilteo Arts Guild Holiday ART Mart will be held Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo.

Artists will be located in the all rooms  on the upper level of Rosehill Community Center.

There  is plenty free parking with easy access to the community center.

Proceeds for the venders booth fees goes directly to the Mukilteo Arts Guild High School Scholarship Fund for  high school seniors in the Mukilteo School District  pursuing the arts in higher education.

 

Open Bible Church to hold Christmas boutique

Edmonds Open Bible Church, 657 Daley Street, is holding a Heaven Scent Boutique with "Unique Christmas gifts and more!"

The boutique, running Nov. 2 – 4, will feature holiday and home décor, baked goods, vintage finds, collectibles, linens and more.

Times are

All proceeds go to local and international missions.

Times are:

Friday, Nov. 2: 6 -9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 4: 1 – 4 p.m.

 

Universalist Church to hold Holiday Show

The 39th Annual Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show will be held Nov. 3-4, from 10 a.m. -5 p.m., at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds.

At this creative and festive show, more than 50 Pacific Northwest artists will be selling affordable holiday gifts--from textiles to toys, pottery to paintings, foodstuffs to photographic art.          The $3 admission covers both days and includes free parking and on-site complimentary childcare.

Exhibit booths are conveniently arranged throughout the building and a variety of foods are available for sampling.

For more details about the participating artists and directions to the holiday gift show go to:  www.nwartshow.org.

 

Genealogy Society to prevent military records program

Eric Stroschein, a professional genealogist, will present a program on "Military Records: War of 1812" at the Nov. 7 meeting of Sno-Isle Genealogy Society, 19903 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. For more info call the SIGS library at 425-775-6267, Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Aging Brain Event at Lynnwood Senior Center

Research suggests the most common neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and depression become increasingly common with age.

Join the Lynnwood Senior Center’s Aging Brain Event featuring panel of experts to discuss the latest research and information about health and the aging brain.

The Aging Brain event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave W, Lynnwood.

To attend the Aging Brain Event, call or visit the Lynnwood Senior Center. Reference course #43264.

The cost of this event is free for Lynnwood Senior Center members and $5 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required.  Free parking is available.  For detailed registration information contact Lynnwood Senior Center at 425-670-5050.

Senior center members are eligible for a discounted rate; membership is $25 per year.  The Senior Center is located at 19000 44th Ave. W in Lynnwood.

 

AAUW to meet

The American Association of University Women will meet on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. at Edmonds Community College, in the Snohomish Hall, Room 304A, 68th Avenue West and 204th St, Lynnwood, WA.

AAUW Focus:  AAUW Funds Development

Program:  Puget Sound Natural Treasures

Speaker:  Sigrid Llewellyn, M.S.  Ms Llewellyn will highlight the unusual biodiversity and abundant resources of Puget Sound.

For more information call 425-776- 0126.

 

Toastmasters District 2  2012 Fall Conference

Step UP! Take it to the next level!

An action-packed conference featuring Bestselling Author and World Champion of Public Speaking Finalist Rory Vaden is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, at the 
Lynnwood Convention Center.

The conference also includes educational seminars, humorous speech contest, a table topics contest, dining and networking.

For more information and to register now:  http://d2conference.com Other contact Information:

Colin Southcote-Want, Conference Chair   albionact@aol.com

Deb Ferguson, PR Chair  deb@ourgiftgiving.com Phone: 425-678-8036.

 

Clay Guild to hold Artisan Gift Show

The Northwest Polymer Clay Guild presents the 3rd annual Northwest Artisan Gift Show on Saturday, Nov. 10  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ArtWorks- 200 Dayton Street in Edmonds.

Free Admission.

The Northwest Artisan Gift Show features unique handcrafted gifts created by Northwest artisans including a variety of jewelry, ceramics, mouth-blown glass, textiles, woodworking, hand-painted silk and more!

The NWPCG is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and the advancement of the polymer arts.

 

Learn the basics of Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association,  Western and Central Washington State Chapter, has scheduled a presentation at Chateau Pacific Retirement, 3333 148th St SW, Lynnwood.

All sessions are FREE and one hour long, but extra time will be given for questions. Join them on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 in the Community Room at Chateau Pacific.

Next presentation is:

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease - November 14, at 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Patti Denman. Is dementia a normal part of aging? What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

This class will answer these questions and cover the basics, including risk factors, diagnosis, stages of Alzheimer’s, treatments and resources.

They will also discuss the benefits of early detection.

Space is limited, please RSVP by November 12 by calling 425.787.9693.

For more info go to www.chateau-pacific.com.

Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.

 

Help take a bite out of domestic violence

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is holding its’ annual luncheon to “Help Take A Bite Out of Domestic Violence” on Thursday, Nov. 15, from noon – 2 p.m. at the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant on Everett Mall Way.

This luncheon helps to kick start the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County’s Holiday Gift Drive and DVS request guests bring an unwrapped gift or gift card for either a mom or child.

All gifts go to clients and their children to help brighten their holiday season.

Cost for lunch is $15 per person.  Please visit the website at: www.dvs-snoco.org or calling Debra Bordsen at 425-259-2827 x11 for further details.

For information call : Debra Bordsen, Development Director at Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County 425 259-2827 ext 11 or email debra@dvs-snoco.org.

 

EW Music Boosters to hold craft fair

The Edmonds-Woodway Music Boosters is holding it's annual holiday craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th Street SW, Edmonds.

They are seeking crafters/vendors to display their wares, while supporting a worthwhile cause.

The  fee is $50 per table, and the table rental fees help to support all of  the outstanding music programs offered at EWHS.

In these times of state funding cuts, the support of your readership is especially appreciated.

All sales proceeds go directly to the crafter,  and the hardworking music students are in attendance to help crafters set up and break down their displays, as well as provide musical entertainment during the event.

Applications and additional information regarding the fair can be found on our website at http://www.ewhsmusic.com/.

The application deadline is Nov. 13, and space is still available.


Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

The group meets at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St, Room 302, Edmonds, on the third Tuesday of every month, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. This is a free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss.

Contact: Barbara Bridges for more info: 425-335-3414.

 

Reserve a table for church bazaar

The United Methodist Women of Edmonds United Methodist Church are holding an All Church Bazaar on Nov. 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

If you wish to reserve a table for the bazaar where you can sell your wares and support missions at the same time, contact Peggy Cousins at 425-697-3126.

A $35 deposit will reserve your table.

 

Household goods needed for domestic violence victims

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking new or very gently used household goods for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

Items can include pots and pans, paper towels, toilet paper, new bedding, new towels, new sheet sets, dish sets, silverware sets, new microwave ovens, etc.

Items may be dropped off at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe located at 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett.

Other locations can be found by visiting the DVS website www.dvs-snoco.org or calling Stephanie Civey at 425-259-2827 x13.

For information call : Stephanie Civey, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County 425 259-2827 ext 13 or email stephanie@dvs-snoco.org.

 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

The group meets at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Ave W, Edmonds, on the third Monday of every month, from 7-9 p.m.

Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. This is a free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss.

Contact: Barbara Bridges for more info: 425-335-3414.

 

Edmonds Chamber Log Cabin - Volunteer Opps

The Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has positions open for volunteers at the Log Cabin Visitor's Bureau in beautiful downtown Edmonds.

The Log Cabin is open from 9-4 Monday through Friday and Saturdays 10-2.

Volunteers at the Log Cabin provide visitors with information about Chamber and city activities, events, lodging, shopping, and dining in Edmonds, as well as information about living and working in Edmonds.

This is a great way to get involved in the Edmonds community.

If you are interested please contact the Log Cabin at 425-776-6711.

 

Senior Center sponsors dance

Edmonds Senior Center Friday Fling. All ages are welcome to dance to live music every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.  Donation is $3. Refreshments are provided. Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, just west of the Ferry Terminal.

For more info call 425-774-5555, or go to www.edmondssc.org.

 

YWCA needs food donations

The YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is experiencing a severe shortage of food in their food shed.

They are in great need of non-perishable food items for families who are moving into the shelter.

Some of the food items needed are: tomato sauce, tomato paste, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soup, cake mixes and frosting, top ramen noodles, spaghetti, catsup, and mayonnaise.  Pathways for Women programs provide housing and services to homeless single women with children.

For a more detailed list of items in need, please call Chelsea at Pathways for Women at 425-774-9843.

 

Volunteer and live longer

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.

 

Edmonds in Bloom seeks volunteers

Edmonds in Bloom is looking for volunteers to serve on their Board of Directors and to help with the following committees: Kids Plant for Mom's Day, Garden Competition and Garden Tour.

For more information, visit their website at www.edmondsinbloom.com, or contact joycejohnson310@comcast.net.

 

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 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 p.m. The website is www.deaconesschildren.org.

 

Thrift store extends hours

The quaint and fun retail Thrift Store located at the north side of the Edmonds Senior Center (ESC) has announced new winter hours.  The new hours will be Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  ESC is located at 220 Railroad Ave.

The retail store has many items available for sale such as antiques, jewelry, clothes, CD, DVD, soft cover books, linens, toys, kitchen items, and small furniture.  All are surrounded in a warm and friendly environment.

Donations are also accepted during store hours.  So come on down and check things out!  ESC's Directors, staff and volunteers very much appreciate your donations and generous community support.

For more information about ESC visit http://southcountyseniorcenter.org/default.aspx.

 

YWCA seeks clothing bags, products

The Working Women's Wardrobe program is in need of clothing bags and personal care products.  More than 1,200 women yearly access the clothing program to receive clothing that can be used either for the interview or for the workplace.

The clothing selected is put into department store paper bags that the participants can take home with them.  Personal care products such hair care products, soaps, body lotions, deodorant, toothpaste and brushes are also in short supply.

All items may be dropped off at the YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood at 6027 208th St SW or at the Everett YWCA located at 3301 Broadway.  For more information, please feel free to call Luanne Kunz at 425-258-2766 ext 150.

 

Edmonds United Methodist Church Thrift Shop

Located lower level at 828 Casper

Open:

Monday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We do not accept large furniture, computers ~ limited space.

Any questions call the church office at 425-778-2119.

 

Shelter needs donations

YWCA Pathways for Women shelter located in Lynnwood is for homeless, single women with children.  These families transitioning out of the shelter into housing are in great need of basic household items.

They are asking our community for donations of twin and double sheets, new pillows, pots/pans and silverware as well as personal care products (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc).

For more information please call: 425-774-9843.

 

Overeaters anonymous

Is food a problem for you?

Do you eat when you're not hungry?

Do you go on eating binges?

Is your weight affecting your life?

NO dues * NO fees * NO weigh-ins * NO diets * We are a Fellowship

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Sunday 6:30 p.m. at Edmonds Lutheran Church,

23525 - 84th Ave. W., Edmonds

Contact Jeannie at 425-771-2593.

 

"Friends of the Sister City" seek volunteers

Hekinan, Japan has been a Sister City with Edmonds for 24 years.  The Edmonds Sister City Commission plans various activities each year to bridge these two cultures and build goodwill.

To expand the work of the Commission, a new group of volunteers called "Friends of the Sister City" is now forming.

The group will assist the Commission when Hekinan students visit Edmonds every summer in August, and when adult delegations periodically visit Edmonds in October.

Volunteers can determine the amount of time they have available to help.  They will work as a group to prepare for the Hekinan delegation visits.  Some volunteers will help during the time the visitors are here.

If you are interested in finding out more about "Friends of the Sister City," please contact the chairperson, Jeanne Mazzoni at jeanne.mazzoni@gmail.com.

 

Exchange Club holds weekly meetings

The Edmonds Exchange Club holds their weekly meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Pancake Haus in Edmonds.

The Edmonds Exchange Club is a service organization that provides funding and services to local charities in Snohomish County.

To learn more about the Exchange Club, please join them for breakfast or call Roger Dalzell at 425-776-0089.

 

Help them get there - Be a mentor!

Mentoring Children of Promise is a community based mentoring program for children with a parent involved in the criminal justice system.

They are looking for adult volunteers, 21 and over, who want to share activities with a youth for eight hours a month.  Mentors meet regularly with the child and offer friendship, support and guidance.  Mentors are required to make a minimum of a two-year commitment.  They take every precaution to screen carefully by requiring an application, mentor training and an in home interview.  They match mentors to children who live in a close proximity, have similar interests and are a good fit in terms of personality.  At MCP, their greatest hope is to create matches that last a lifetime.

For more information go to www.voaww.org/mcp or contact

Joell Coltrane, 425-259-2973x2717 or jcoltrane@voaww.org.

 

T.O.P.S. meets weekly

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a national non-profit weight-loss support group that focuses on pursuing healthy lifestyle choices and goal weight management.  T.O.P.S. meets each Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 - 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. Visitors are welcome. Info: 425-742-3724 or 425-774-4560.

 

Household items needed

The YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is always in need of household items for their families who are moving offsite into transitional housing.

They are in need of silverware, especially forks, new or gently used pots and pans with lids, sets of dishes, glassware, baking pans and cutlery.

Also needed are towels sets and personal care products.

If you would like to donate, please drop off at 6027 208th St SW in Lynnwood between 9:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday (closed Wed. until 12:30 p.m.) Or for more information, please call 425-774-9843 or 425-258-2766 ext 150.

 

Edmonds VFW Post 8870 meets monthly

The Edmonds VFW Post 8870 and Edmonds VFW Ladies Auxiliary meets at noon on the second Friday of the month at the South County Senior Center in Edmonds.

Information: Quartermaster (VFW Post) at 425-672-0279 or quartermaster@vfwpost8870.org or Valerie Ehlers (Auxiliary) at 425-853-5673.

 

Community Volunteers Wanted!

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks persons over 55 for many interesting and meaningful volunteer opportunities in the community.

There are more than 400 RSVP volunteer opportunities throughout the county, just waiting to be filled.

RSVP enrollees receive free supplemental liability, accident and automobile insurance covering them while they perform their volunteer duties along with an ongoing personal recognition program and the chance to meet new people and learn new skills.

RSVP exists to help volunteers 55+ find fulfillment in their volunteer work and matches your lifetime of skills and experience to the organization of your choice. RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for persons over 55 and the only agency where the collective contribution of the senior volunteer is recorded.

For more information please email John McAlpine at johnm@ccsww.org.

 

Breast Cancer patient support offered

Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, which enhance emotional recovery while going through treatments.  They will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments.  The volunteers will help you to wellness by being a role model, helping you to have quality of life at this critical time.  There are volunteers in your community.  Visit www.angelcarefoundation.org to learn more.

For assistance phone Angel Care at 206-417-3484 or email angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

 

Volunteers needed

Volunteer Chore Services (VCS) is seeking volunteers to provide low-income elders and disabled adults help with a variety of everyday tasks.  Volunteers provide valuable services such as light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, yard work, light meal preparation, and similar independent living requests.

Volunteers are screened, orientated and trained.

The hours are flexible, the work is gratifying and the difference is life affirming!

Please contact Debra Bordsen, Volunteer Chore Services Recruiter at (425) 257-2111 for further information.  You CAN make a difference!

 

Volunteers needed at Edmonds Senior Center

Fun and meaningful volunteer opportunities are available, helping local senior citizens by helping at the South County Senior Center.  One area in immediate need of assistance is the Thrift Store where both clerks and cashiers are needed.  Retail experience is helpful, but we will be happy to train you for the job.  Opportunities for both paid instructors and volunteers include:  instructors for watercolor classes, a licensed massage therapist for seated chair massage, an instructor for a self-publishing writers group, and computer instructors.   Come have some fun, enjoy our waterfront location, and help our senior community.   Edmonds Senior Center is located at 220 Railroad Ave. Call the Center at 425-774-5555 for information.

 

50-plus singles to meet

A social club for single people age 50 and up meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant (904 North 155th St., Seattle).  Other activities include dances, walks, theater, potluck, dining, etc.  For more information call 425-771-9301 or 206-364-2977.

 

Toastmasters meet weekly

Meet over breakfast with a fun group to practice and improve communication and leadership skills.  The Edmonds Toastmasters club meets every Friday morning at 7 a.m. in the back room of the Pancake Haus (530 5th Ave S).  Come on by for a visit!

For more information call 206-949-8025.

 

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