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Read: Club for parents and their bookworms
School-age children and their parents are invited to join the Arlington Library's Parent-Child Book Club. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The library is at 135 N. Washington Ave.
Kids can bring their favorite adult, have a snack and talk about their latest favorite book. November's focus is on graphic novels.
More info: 360-435-3033
Recycle: Free service in Mountlake Terrace
Snohomish County's Transfer Station in Mountlake Terrace accepts recycled items for free. Located across the street from the Transfer Station entrance at 21311 61st Place W., the recycling center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.
Accepted materials include: newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and tin cans, scrap metal and limited quantities of some hazardous wastes (motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, dry cell and lead acid batteries, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, propane tanks). Customers will need to sort loads of recyclables into appropriate containers at the site.
For more information, go to the Snohomish County website at tinyurl.com/SnoCoPWSW or call the Southwest Recycling and Transfer Station at 425-388-3425.
Attend: Gala aids uninsured health care
Swedish/Edmonds plans its annual Imagine Gala, a semi-formal fundraiser, 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW.
The evening includes an elegant dinner party, including entertainment, a silent auction and a limited live auction.
Proceeds benefit Swedish/Edmonds charity care as well as a specific Fund-a-Need project each year. Cost is $150 or $2,500 for a sponsored table of 10.
More info: www.swedish foundation.org, 206-386-2738
Enjoy: Community concert tours the world
The nonprofit North Cascades Concert Band, a 50-piece community band under the direction of conductor Rob Patterman, performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.
The concert will take a musical tour of Europe, Russia, the Caribbean and United States, from Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea March" to Klaus Badelt's music for Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $5 students, and $25 families, available at the door.
More info: www.nccband.org
Apply: Foundation to give out music grants
The Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation is accepting applications through Nov. 22 for music grants.
There are four grants available this year, two each for middle school and high school students. Grants are available to students, (including homeschooled students, with financial need who reside within the Stanwood-Camano School District and who have a demonstrated commitment to the field of music.
Grant applications are available on the Stanwood-Camano Community Scholarship website at www.s-ccs.org.
Serve: Island County board openings
The Island County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants to serve on a variety of commissions and boards. Openings include Historic Preservation Commissions, Conservation Futures boards, Marine Resources Committee, and the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18.
More info: www.co.island.wa.us/commissioners/OpenCommitee List, or 360-679-7353

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