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The Camano Center is looking for volunteers to help with the Meals-on-Wheels program and deliver meals to homebound Camano Island seniors.
More info: 360-387-0222.
Marysville: Green lights for safety
Fire stations in Marysville will keep a green, lighted wreath out front through New Year's to remind people to stay safe.
The "Keep the Wreath Green" program encourages fire prevention during the holiday season, Fire Marshal Tom Maloney said.
The lights are turned to red if there's a house or business fire in Marysville. They're turned to white if there's a firefighter death in the country.
More info: www.marysvillefiredistrict.org.
Photos with Santa and pony offered
All Breed Equine Rez-Q of Marysville is inviting the public to meet the animals at the rescue organization's farm.
Families can have photos taken with one of the ponies and Santa Claus. Pictures are printed on site and cost $15 for a 5x7 and two wallet-size photos. Or for $5, a digital copy can be emailed. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit horse rescue group. The open house and photo session is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2415 116th St. NE. Candy canes and hot cocoa will be served.
More info: www.allbreedhorserezq.com or 425-350-3346.
Stanwood: Twin City PTA raising funds for computers
Twin City Elementary School's PTA is asking for donations to support technology improvements at the Stanwood school.
Twin City Elementary has more children from low-income families than any other school in the community. For many students, school is the only place they have time on a computer, PTA officers said.
The 24 computers in the school lab are outdated and not compatible with current software. The Twin City PTA plans to raise $16,500 to replace the computers and add six more to meet growing class sizes.
More info: 425-319-7826 or email@example.com.
Market open for holiday shopping
The Port Susan Farmers Market offers holiday shopping from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 22 in the Granary Building, 8715 271st St. NW, in east Stanwood. Among the items for sale are local poinsettias, wreaths, roasted coffee, breads and cheeses, garlic braids, homemade granola, honey, jam and baked goods.
For more information, contact market manager Leslie Collings at 360-202-3932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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