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Run: Mukilteo fun run targets autism
Kamiak High School holds a UKnight For Autism 3-Mile Fun Run, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd. in Mukilteo.
Proceeds benefit All Aboard, a nonprofit that supports adults with special needs. Registration is $30.
More info:
Eat: Spaghetti feed aids boat center
The Center for Wooden Boats plans its second annual Spaghetti Social and Silent Auction, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Cama Center at Cama Beach State Park. Tickets at the door are $8, $6 for kids 12 and younger.
The center promotes Northwest maritime history. The former family fishing resort houses L. R. Stradley's historic boathouse, teaches sailing, and leads boat-building workshops.
The benefit also includes games and door prizes.
More info: 360-387-9361.
Sew: Linus needs help with blankets
Project Linus holds a Sew Kind Blanket and Quilting Bee, noon to 5 p.m. April 28 at Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Evergreen Way, Everett.
Volunteers are needed to help sew, iron, inspect, pin, fringe and tie quilts and blankets to be donated to Snohomish County children who have experienced traumatic life events.
No experience is needed. Materials and equipment provided, although sewers with sewing machines are encouraged to bring them.
Snacks and door prizes included. Completed blankets can be dropped off.
More info: Diane, 425-252-4524.
Donate: Rainbow Girls aid food bank
Local members of the International Organization of the Rainbow for Girls plan their 15th annual Walk4Food to raise money for Northwest Harvest.
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at the North Lynnwood Neighborhood Park, 18510 44th Ave. W. Nonperishable food items also will be collected for the Lynnwood Food Bank.
Members of the youth group, including Grand Worthy Adviser Katie Cardinal, a 2011 Cascade High School grad who also will be honored that day at a reception, are collecting pledges.
More info: Email
Learn: Writer discusses memoirs
Janette Turner, head of an Edmonds nonprofit that supports writers, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Friends of the Edmonds Library.
The Friends meets at 1 p.m. April 25 in the upstairs Plaza Room of the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.
Turner will speak on "Connecting Community Through Story and Memoir." She recently wrote "Confessions of a Cosmo Addict: A Magazine Memoir."
More info: or
Learn: Gathering of mountain men
The Skagit Muzzle Loaders' 35th annual Spring Rendezvous and Mountain Man Encampment is set for April 26-28 along F And S Grade Road in Sedro-Woolley.
The group, which attracts Early American re-enactors, draws a bulk of its members from Snohomish County.
The event is free and family friendly.
Competitions include the women's frying pan toss, liar's contests and shooting out a candle flame with a musket. Learn to build a fire with flint and steel, bake in a Dutch oven, throw a knife and other frontier skills.
And kids can chase down candy shot from a cannon.
More info: 360-631-6799.
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