Explore Everett’s roots
Learn about Everett around the time of its 1893 incorporation at a presentation set for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Also, the newly released Historic Riverside Walking Tour will be discussed, and after the program attendees can participate in a hands-on activity with Northwest Room collection materials. Free.
More info: 425-257-8000
Presenter Lynne Burrows talks about the brain’s and body’s responses to trauma, how trauma occurs and offers methods for helping to address the effects of trauma in ourselves and others at an “Understanding Trauma and PTSD” presentation, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Arlington Library, 135 N Washington Ave.
More info: 360-435-3033
Kindergarten kickoff in Edmonds
Edmonds School District families with incoming kindergarten students can attend a Kick Off to Kindergarten event at their neighborhood school, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Registration starts Feb. 28.
More info: www.edmonds.wednet.edu
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
Make blankets for kids
The Binky Patrol, a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for children in traumatic situations, seeks volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. The group meets next Feb. 4 (first Sunday, second Sunday if a holiday) in Marysville.
More info: 360-659-7198
Project Linus also makes quilts and blankets to donate to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. The next Project Linus event is set for 12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 13 (second Tuesday) at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Materials and equipment are provided. Bring a sewing machine if you have one.
More info: Diane, 425-252-4524
This month’s charitable sewing party by the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors will be sewing sanitary hygiene products for the nonprofit Days for Girls, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood. Kits provided. Bring your machine, a serger if you have one, dark thread and sewing tools, as well as a brown bag lunch and drink.
More info: Arlene, 425-743-0118
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, sort books and more. No need to sign up. Meet in the teen area.
More info: 425-493-8202