Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 5 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.
Bothell: 8-11 a.m. Jan. 6 and 20 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Pancakes, eggs, ham (first Saturday) or sausage (third Saturday), coffee or tea, and orange juice. Cost is $5.
Snohomish: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 6 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, and scrambled eggs. Cost is $5, $3 for kids.
Lake Stevens: A Norwegian Pancake Breakfast is served 7:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 (third Saturday, September to May) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Cost is $6; children younger than 4 are free.
Monroe: 8-10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 (third Saturday) at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, ham or sausage, beverages. Cost is $5, $3 for those younger than 12.
Tales of the national parks
Retired National Parks Ranger Russ Cahill talks about his adventures in Yosemite, Glacier Bay, Katmai and Haleakala national parks, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.
Cahill’s adventures include coping with a presidential visit, euthanizing a rogue bear and making a field patch for a sinking boat in the arctic. He’ll read from his 2016 book, “Tales from the Parks,” as well as share about the origin of the national park idea. A Q&A follows.
More info: 425-257-7640
Scramble for sea floats
Whidbey Island’s annual Sea Float Scramble is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sea Wall Park off First Street in Langley. Callahan’s Firehouse has created 1,000 hand-blown glass floats.
The free event is family-friendly. A second location at Second and Anthes streets is available for children ages 5 and younger and those with disabilities.
Floats will be hidden in plain view. Participants wait for the ribbon to drop, then scramble for their prize. One float per person.
More info: langleymainstreet.org
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class, 10-11 a.m. Saturday (and every first Saturday) at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park.
More info: 425-775-6267
WAYS TO HELP
Teen service hours
Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn community service credit by helping out at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday (first Saturday, September to May). Help prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, and sort books. No need to sign up. Meet in the teen area.
More info: 425-493-8202