North County briefly
Fogdog Gallery, 318 N. Olympic Ave., at the Petite Sweet Bakery, continues its poetry readings at 7 p.m. Thursday with Lorraine Healy of Whidbey Island.
Healy is an Argentinian poet of Irish ancestry whose book "The Habit of Buenos Aires" was the 2009 winner of the Patricia Libby First Book Award.
More info: www.fogdog gallery.com
Granite Falls: Hall of Fame nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Granite Falls High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductees.
The Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to honor past students involved in school activities who have gone on to become positive role models and productive citizens.
Nominations are due by Jan. 13 to Debbie Lindahl, 1401 100th St. NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252. Nomination forms are available on the website at www.gfalls.wednet.edu.
One woman and one man will be honored at the basketball game on Jan. 27.
More info: 360-691-7713
Lake Stevens: Holiday bazaar
Handmade and other gifts will be available to buy Saturday at a holiday bazaar at the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club.
Proceeds from the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. benefit Relay for Life Lake Stevens. The Boys & Girls Club is located at 1609 E. Lakeshore Drive.
More info: Michelle Templeton, 425-334-9252
Stanwood: Council swearing in tonight
Incoming Stanwood City Council members Elizabeth Callaghan and Roger Haskin, who are filling vacant seats on the council, will be sworn in at 6 tonight in the board room at the school district administration building, 26920 Pioneer Highway. The council then will work on the city's 2012 budget.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, also in the school district board room, the council plans to host a reception for outgoing councilmen Andy Chappel, Arne Wennerberg and Bill Carlton, and former councilman Timothy Loney.
The reception is to be followed by a regular council meeting and adoption of the city's budget.
Stanwood: Nuns sell handmade gifts
The 10th annual Quiet Light Candles Christmas Festival offered by the small convent of Orthodox Christian nuns in the Cedarhome area is noon to 7 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Christmas eve at 29206 64th Ave. NW, Stanwood.
More info: 360-629-0285 or www.quietlightcandles.net.
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