Holiday lights parade in Monroe
Monroe will host a Holiday Lights Parade for the first time Sunday, in what organizers hope will become an annual tradition. Participants are invited to decorate their cars with lights and then cruise down Main Street, from City Hall to Traveler’s Park, where holiday festivities continue.
Setup starts at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 806 W Main St. The parade starts at 4:30. No candy and no walkers.
Sign up online, at https://tinyurl.com/ycb8kd43.
More info: Monroe Chamber of Commerce, 360-794-5488
Elf on lots of shelves
The Downtown Marysville Merchants Association and Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation hold an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, starting Saturday and continuing through Dec. 2. All ages can compete by exploring stores and searching for the Elf on the Shelf.
Prizes include gift certificates of up to $100. It’s free to participate.
More info: www.facebook.com/marysvillemerchants, 360-363-8400
Festival of Trees open house
Providence General Foundation’s Festival of Trees includes a free community open house, 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Tulalip Resort’s Orca Room, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd. View the decorated trees and enjoy local choir performances, cookies and beverages, visits with Santa and children’s crafts for ages 3-6.
The Festival of Trees later includes a fundraiser for Children’s Services at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
More info: https://tinyurl.com/pyg22vl
WAYS TO HELP
A Simple Gesture for food banks
A Simple Gesture is an all-volunteer program that aims to help food banks receive regular and reliable food donations.
People sign up to donate food, then place donations in an empty green reusable bag on their front porch at regularly scheduled intervals. Volunteers pick up the bags and deliver them to the food bank.
Arlington Food Bank will be the latest to start the program, beginning in 2018. The food bank seeks volunteers to help organize the effort, including people with computer experience. Volunteers also will be needed to pick up donations and sign up to be regular donors.
More info: email@example.com, 360-545-3538
Other local food banks using the Simple Gesture program include:
Stanwood Camano Food Bank, 360-572-4148, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stanwoodcamanofoodbank.org/a-simple-gesture
Marysville Community Food Bank, 360-658-1054, email@example.com, www.marysvillefoodbank.org/asimplegesture
Sno-Isle Libraries: The Board of Trustees meets next at 5 p.m. Monday at the Library District’s Service Center, 7312 35th Ave. NE, Marysville. More info: www.sno-isle.org/board/trustees, 360-651-7002.