Winter solstice walk
Start the longest night of the year with the Winter Solstice Candlelight River Walk in Snohomish. The walk is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday on the riverfront trail. Lights will be set up along the trail. The event is free and all are welcome.
Celebrate Marysville council members
A reception is scheduled to recognize Marysville City Council members Donna Wright and Jeff Seibert, who have spent a combined 42 years in public service. The reception is planned for Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St.
More info: ltocco@ marysvillewa.gov
WAYS TO HELP
Senior companion volunteers needed
Homage Senior Services is looking for volunteers to participate in the Senior Companion Program in Arlington. Volunteers age 55 or older provide company, transportation and basic assistance to homebound or isolated seniors.
More info: 425-879-7050
Holiday trees for salmon
During December, live trees can be purchased Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th Street SE in Everett. After the holidays, trees can be returned to be planted next to streams to help next year’s salmon runs. There’s a selection of live Sitka spruce, Western red cedar and Douglas firs in pots. Admission to the stream center also is free, offering access to forest and wetlands.
More info: www.streamkeeper.org
Nominate a philanthropist
The Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation seeks nominations for its philanthropy awards given to individuals and businesses. Nominations are due Jan. 15; honorees will be announced Feb. 23 at the Philanthropist of the Year Awards Breakfast. The awards honor both financial support and volunteer time. A completed nomination form is required. To request one, contact Bev Pronishan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-474-7086. Past recipients are not eligible. A list is on the Foundation’s website.
More info: www.s-caf.org
Keep that wreath green
Marysville Fire District is asking residents to help “Keep the Wreath Green” this holiday season. Through New Year’s Day, a wreath covered in green bulbs hangs outside each of the city’s five fire stations. The bulbs will change to red whenever there is a local structure fire. The bulbs are changed to white when a firefighter in the U.S. dies in the line of duty.
Fire safety tips include:
Stay in the kitchen when cooking
Blow out lit candles when you leave a room
Make sure the Christmas tree is at least 3 feet from a heat source
Turn off Christmas tree lights before going to bed or leaving home
More info: www.marysvillefiredistrict.org