Next steps for Carnegie Building
Snohomish holds a public meeting to learn more about the Carnegie Building and Veterans Memorial Project, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, 516 Maple Ave.
The historic Carnegie building, built in 1910, served as the city’s library until 2003. It was closed in April after the roof of the annex, which was added in 1968, began dripping.
Various restoration plans have been in the works for more than a decade. Immediate needs include accessibility improvements and restoring the front entry. Future improvements would include reinstalling a memorial monument.
Public meetings will lead to a preferred plan presented to the City Council in the spring.
More info: www.snohomishwa.gov/488/Carnegie-Building
Scouts recycle Christmas trees
Local Boy Scouts soon will be canvasing neighborhoods for annual tree recycling fundraisers.
Each troop organizes its service independently, though most offer curbside pickup Jan. 6 for a suggested donation of $10 or more. Others offer drop-off locations, or both services. Donations help Scouts attend camps, leadership classes and other outings.
Trees must be free of decorations, tinsel and other nonbiodegradable materials. No flocked trees are accepted. Trees are chipped and used in landscaping.
More info: www.dryneedles.com
Soup kitchen moves
Salt of the Earth serves free hot meals, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, to the homeless, low-income seniors and families, and kids on the street. Meals will be served at a new location starting Jan. 2. The soup kitchen will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 2625 Hoyt Ave. Entry is behind the church in the Annex building in the alley.
More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042
New history series at Library
The Everett Public Library in January launches a new series of interactive history programs called “Hands on History.” Connect with other history enthusiasts through workshops, book discussions, archival film screenings, old photos — and coloring. The first event at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 will feature coloring sheets of local architecture from archival sources.
Programs will continue to meet at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month (except July) in 2018 in the main library’s activity room, at 2702 Hoyt Ave. The series is led by the library’s Northwest Room staff.
More info: epls.org/nw-programs, 425-257-8005
A family chicken dinner is served noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Get roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, coleslaw, roll, drink and a cream puff dessert for $9, $8 seniors, $5 children younger than 12.
Proceeds benefit the senior center. Bring canned goods for the food bank. Live entertainment by Gold Rush.
More info: 360-653-4551