Snohomish wraps up holidays
The last day to enjoy live holiday music downtown Snohomish is Saturday. Musicians are scheduled to perform from noon to 3 p.m. near the community tree at First Street and Avenue B.
During that time, families also are welcome to take photos of kids with Santa at the Avenue A Gazebo.
Both events are free.
More info: www.ci.snohomish.wa.us
Santa’s reindeer still visiting
It’s a busy time of year, but you can still find two reindeer lazily munching lunch at Bothell’s Country Village, a retail complex at 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway. Two of Santa’s crew will be visiting through Christmas Day (maybe they’re trainees).
The reindeer are free to visit.
More info: countryvillagebothell.com
Last chance to tour the lights
A Holiday Tour of Lights runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily this week through Saturday at Cedarcrest Golf Course, 6810 84th St. NE, Marysville. The family event includes a 20-minute ride aboard the Marysville Noon Rotary Train through a penguin village, polar bear forest and more. There will be a bonfire with s’mores and cocoa.
Suggested donation is $5, $3 youth or $20 per family.
More info: 360-363-8400
Free dental work
Dr. William Webley at Just Smile Dental will offer free dental services from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The clinic is at 11802 Evergreen Way, Suite 104, Everett. Patients can get one filling, one extraction or one cleaning. First-come, first served.
More info: 425-405-7301
Winter readiness tips
Lynnwood offers the following safety tips and reminders as we head into the winter season:
– Remove leaves and other debris from storm drains.
– Cover and wrap hose bibs to prevent freezing pipes.
– Property owners are responsible for clearing driveways and sidewalks.
– Leaving a running car unattended is illegal.
– Don’t use charcoal-burning stoves or similar devices for heat.
The Snohomish County PUD also suggests people put together emergency kits in case of power outages. Pack a simple kit with flashlights, batteries, matches, drinking water, food bars, blankets, a manual can opener, a battery-powered clock and radio, and first aid supplies.
Those who use special medical equipment at home, such as respirators, should consider having a back-up generator.
If the power does go out:
– Turn off switches, especially to anything that has a heating element.
– Unplug electronics, including TVs, computers and more.
– Never leave candles or oil lamps unattended.
– Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible.
Food kept in refrigerators and freezers should be good for at least 24 hours following a power outage if the doors are kept closed.
More info: www.snopud.com