Melungeon is a term that was used for mixed-race people from central Appalachia. Hailing from a time of segregation and Jim Crow, the ethnic history of the Melungeons isshrouded in mystery.
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is hosting Jim Johnson, of the Heritage Quest Genealogical Library in Sumner, to discuss the Melungeon at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the SVGS Library, 6111 188th Place NE, Arlington. The program is free and open to the public.
More info: stillygen.org
Council night meeting
The Snohomish County Council plans to meet at 6 p.m. Monday instead of its usual morning time slot. It’s the fifth of five evening meetings scheduled in each of the council districts in keeping with a county charter amendment that voters approved in November. The meeting will be held on the eighth floor of the Robert Drewel building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
Everett open house
The city of Everett is hosting an open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., to get feedback on its long-term plan for the downtown core. The Metro Everett project is an effort to plan for an estimated 60,000 people and 40,000 jobs expected to come to Everett over the next 20 years. The planning includes three major elements: simplified zoning, increased building heights and fewer regulations on parking requirements for new developments.
More info: everettwa.gov/metro
The Mountlake Terrace Dance Academy, which is housed at the city’s Recreation Pavilion, presents “20th Century Music,” a year-end dance recital, at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the theater at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W. The two-hour show is family-friendly and will include intermission. Tickets are $12. Search “Mountlake Terrace dance” at www.brownpapertickets.com.
More info: 425-640-3107
WAYS TO HELP
Make quilts for kids
The next Project Linus event will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Volunteers make quilts and blankets to donate to Snohomish County children who have experienced traumatic life events.
Materials and equipment are provided. Bring a sewing machine if you have one.
More info: Diane, 425-252-4524
Nominate a speaker for TEDxSnoIsle
Nominations for ideas and speakers at TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2017 will be accepted through Sunday at sno-isle.org/tedx. The theme of this year’s event, set for 1-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Kamiak High School, is “Shaping Our Future.” TEDx events seek “ideas worth spreading.” A committee will interview candidates, make selections, and assign each speaker a coach to hone presentations.
More info: 360-651-7030