Eat pancakes, combat malaria
A monthly Norwegian Pancake Breakfast on Saturday will benefit the Against Malaria Foundation.
Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. The thin, rolled pancakes come with strawberries and syrup, plus sliced ham on the side. Cost is $6; children younger than 4 are free.
More info: 425-334-0421
Book sale in Sultan
The Sultan Friends of the Library hold a winter book sale and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the community room of the city and library building at 319 Main St. Bag sale begins at 2 p.m. All proceeds support library programs.
More info: 360-793-1695
Beat back winter
The Mossyback Morris Men make their annual visit to Everett at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library to help folks drive away the winter blues and celebrate the new year. The event is free.
Looking like deranged chimney sweeps, the Mossyback Morris Men perform an ancient British form of ritual dance called “The Morris,” which celebrates the Earth and its seasons. The dances include large sticks, handkerchiefs, suspenders, streamers and jingling bells —maybe even antlers or a hobby horse.
More info: 425-257-8000
WAYS TO HELP
Teens aim to help Kenya
Local teens plan a “Me to We Revolution” fundraiser, 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at The Living Room Coffee House, 1636 Fourth St., Marysville. There will be speakers, music and a silent auction. All donations will help build a school in Kenya.
More info: Jim Strickland, 425-870-1631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sale to benefit teen center
A sale is planned for Jan. 26-27 to benefit The Spot, a drop-in teen center housed at Christ The King Community Church, 825 Ave. D, Snohomish. Donations of sale items are welcome. So far, the event will feature donated items from local retailers Tammy’s Boutique, JoyWorks, Annie’s on First, Haley’s Cottage, My Eclectic Home, Worthy and The Country Cupboard.
More info: rippleministries.org, 425-308-8931
New bus lane open on 128th
A new bus-only lane is now open on eastbound 128th Street SW at the I-5 overpass, a notorious congestion point.
An added traffic signal gives buses in the lane a jump on green lights during congested times. Transit data indicates that buses take anywhere from 3 to 17 minutes to get past the overpass. The new lane should cut that time in half.
A similar lane in the westbound direction is expected to open this summer. That lane will also allow general purpose traffic to turn right onto the southbound onramp.
The project is part of Community Transit’s Swift Green Line bus rapid transit project.
More info: communitytransit.org/SwiftGreen