Gingerbread house workshops for families will be held at several Sno-Isle Libraries branches in December. Registration is required.
2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Granite Falls Library (360-691-6087)
2 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Arlington Library (360-435-3033)
10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Dec. 23 at the Snohomish Library (360-568-2898)
3:30 p.m. Dec. 21 (build) and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 (decorate) at the Monroe Library (360-794-7851)
More info: www.sno-isle.org/events
Make gifts at the Arboretum
The Evergreen Arboretum holds a “Holiday Workshop” for kids and their parents, noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 2. The Arboretum is at American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett.
Families will go home with several handmade gifts. The event is best for kids age 6-10. Materials will be provided.
A membership with the nonprofit is required. Family membership is $35 and good through March 2019. Members can attend Arboretum classes and events for free.
More info: www.evergreen arboretum.com, 425-257-8597
WAYS TO HELP
Santa and breakfast for the Y
Santa will be at Anthony’s Seafood Grill at the Alderwood mall (3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood) from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 for the annual Santa Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Mukilteo Family YMCA. Decorate cookies, make ornaments, enjoy carolers and more.
Tickets are $5 for children and $20 for adults (does not include tax or gratuity). Seating is limited; reservations are required.
More info: 425-771-4665
Rock For Autism concert planned
The Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy will host a “Rock for Autism” concert fundraiser, 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at Tony V’s Garage, 1716 Hewitt Ave. Besides live music from The Guns of Nevada, The Shaken Growlers and The Barbarinos, there will be raffles and prizes.
The 21-and-older event costs $10. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance.
More info: kelli@ washingtonautismadvocacy.org
Holiday bus service
Community Transit will operate limited bus service Thanksgiving Day and Friday.
Local bus service will follow a Sunday schedule Thursday, as will DART paratransit service. There will be no commuter service, and only Sound Transit Express Route 512 will run, on a Sunday schedule.
On Friday, local bus service and paratransit service will be back to regular schedules, as will Sound Transit Express service out of Snohomish County. Limited local commuter service to downtown Seattle and U-District will be available.
More info: community transit.org
Everett Transit will operate on Sunday levels of service for regular routes Thursday and Friday. Paratransit service will be on a Sunday schedule Thursday and operate normally Friday.
More info: everetttransit.org