Teen Night at the Schack
The next free Teen Night is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Youth age 13-18 can come make holiday cards, small gifts and other festive art projects with four of Schack’s teaching artists.
More info: www.schack.org/teen-night
Christmas House last day
Saturday is this season’s last “shopping day” at Christmas House. The all-volunteer nonprofit provides qualifying low-income Snohomish County parents with an opportunity to select free holiday gifts for their children. Located at the Everett Boys & Girls Club, 2316 12th St., it’s open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Friday and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday.
There is no advance registration; numbers are passed out daily starting at 6:30 a.m. Qualifying information is required.
More info: www.christmas-house.org/shop
A Breakfast with Santa is set for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW. Cost is $5. Meet Santa, eat pancakes. There will be crafts for kids, too. The event is sponsored by the Stanwood Lions Club.
More info: 360-629-7403
Other monthly pancake breakfasts around the county this weekend:
Bothell: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee or tea, and orange juice. Cost is $5.
Lake Stevens: A Norwegian Pancake Breakfast is served 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Cost is $6; children younger than 4 are free.
Monroe: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, ham or sausage, beverages. Cost is $5, $3 younger than 12.
Mill Creek renames park in North Pointe
The Mill Creek City Council voted Dec. 5 to name the park in the North Pointe neighborhood Exploration Park.
The name was chosen because of the features the city expects to build. Based on local feedback, the city plans to include a climbing hill with embedded slide, logs, rocks, frog pond and a short tunnel.
The 1.2-acre circular park was dedicated to Mill Creek in 2006. It’s located just west of 35th Avenue SE.
Construction is anticipated to begin by next summer.
More info: www.cityofmillcreek.com
Snohomish seeks planning commissioner
The city of Snohomish Planning Commission has a vacant seat. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Dec. 22 to City Hall, 116 Union Ave. The vacancy was created by Commissioner Stephen Dana’s election to City Council. The selected appointee’s term will begin Jan. 1 and fill the balance of Dana’s term, to Jan. 17, 2019.
More info: www.snohomishwa.gov/409