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Write: Haiku contest for Eagle Fest
The Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival, which will be held Feb. 1, seeks entries for a haiku contest.
Entries should follow the traditional non-rhyming, three-line poem with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second, and five in the third. Poems should reflect the theme of connecting with nature and contain a sense of surprise in the last line.
Up to three entries are allowed per person. There is no fee. Deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 29.
More info:
Dance: Find your daddy-daughter date
Several communities offer Valentine-themed daddy-daughter dances in February for girls and their fathers or father figures.
Everett Parks and Recreation offers Daddy Daughter Dances from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 at Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. A commemorative photo and refreshments are included. All ages are welcome. Cost is $25 per couple, and $6 for each additional daughter at the same dance. More info: 425-257-8300
Marysville Parks and Recreation's Father-Daughter Valentine's Dance is to be held from 5:30-7 p.m. or 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 at Cedarcrest Middle School, 6400 88th St. NE. Cost is $20 per couple, and $5 for each additional daughter at the same session. Cost includes a commemorative photo and refreshments. More info: 360-363-8400
Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services offers its Daddy Daughter Dance from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Cost is $25 per couple, with $5 for each additional daughter. Photo is additional. More info: 425-771-0230
Registration is required for all dances.
Play: Fife and drum corps needs musicians

The Patriots 1776 in Everett is a newly formed piccolo and flute, fife and drum corps that will play simplistic fife music from the Revolutionary period, using full colonial uniforms and patriotic flags.
The historical and non-political group for teens, adults and families kicks off with an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Everett Music Hall behind Macy's at the Everett Mall, 1402 Everett Mall Way.
The Snohomish County Music Project-sponsored program will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday nights through Labor Day.
More info: 425-293-6720 or Patriots1776@
Knit: Make hats for kids
Hats for Kids is a joint mission of the Lowell Community Food Bank in Everett and Country Yarns of Snohomish that makes hats year-round to distribute to needy children at Christmastime.
The group meets from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at the food bank, housed downstairs at River of Life Community Church, 5218 S. Second Ave., Everett. The next meeting is Jan. 18.
Volunteers are needed to knit hats and donate yarn and needles. Free knitting instruction is offered.
More info: 206-240-0676
Register: Cancer-survivor classes at Y
YMCA branches in Snohomish County offer Livestrong programs for cancer survivors. The free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease participants back into fitness, help them maintain a healthy weight, and more.
Space is limited in each class. Call to enroll. Some forms are required.
Classes start Feb. 4 in Everett (425-374-5703); Feb. 4 in Marysville (360-651-1605); Feb. 25 in Mill Creek (425-357-3033); Feb. 25 in Monroe (360-453-2190); and Feb. 17 in Mukilteo (425-493-2407).
Serve: Edmonds citizen commission
The city of Edmonds seeks residents to fill openings on the Citizens Commission on Compensation of Elected Officials. The volunteer position is non-paid. All appointees must be at least 21 years old, a registered voter, and live within the city limits.
Applications are at City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N. Deadline is Jan. 24.
More info: 425-771-0258

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