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Arlington: High school food drive

Arlington High School’s leadership class annually coordinates the collection of food and money for the Arlington Food Bank. The theme of this year’s food drive through Nov. 16 is “Feed the Family.”

The class has organized two “Blitz Nights” during which students will go into Arlington neighborhoods collecting donations. The collection nights are Friday and Nov. 15.

Senior center raises money with breakfast

Stillaguamish Senior Center offers a $5 pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. Proceeds go to senior exercise programs.

Darrington: No forest fee on Veterans Day

The U.S. Forest Service is giving visitors to the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest a gift for the Veterans Day weekend. Fees will be waived at more than 74 day-use sites Saturday through Monday.

More info: www.fs.usda.gov/mbs.

Edmonds: Housing Hope book released

Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., hosts a reading of the new book, “Building Hope: The first 25 years of Housing Hope,” at noon Saturday. Author David Buerge plans to read, answer questions and sign copies. Housing Hope is a nonprofit agency based in Everett.

The book also is available at Snow Goose Bookstore in Stanwood, J. Matheson Gifts in Everett and Uppercase Bookshop in Snohomish.

More info: www.housing hope.org.

Everett: Learn to garden with native plants

Pilchuck Audubon Society plans a program, “Gardening with Native Plants,” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave. Presented by Rita Moore, a native plant steward, the program covers uses for native plants and their best settings in gardens.

More info: 425-252-0926.

Stanwood: High school presents drama

Stanwood High School’s drama department plans to present “One Good Thing,” a contemporary drama by Don Zolidis. The play is about teenagers dealing with tragedy and finding the strength to survive.

The play opens Friday and continues with performances at 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 16 and 17 in the school’s Performing Arts Center.

Tulalip: Veterans can learn about benefits

Learn about Veterans Administration burial benefits at free informational seminars set for 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Saturday at Cabela’s, 1234 Main St.

More info: John Cheshier, Dignity Memorial, 425-773-2952.

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