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The Navy Band Northwest will present its free holiday concert, “Home for the Holidays,” on Sunday, Dec. 9. The performance starts at 3 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

The Navy Band will also perform on Whidbey Island at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium.

There will be a special appearance by Santa Claus and the U.S. Marine Corps will accept Toys for Tots donations at each location.

Admission is first come, first served.

Call the Navy Band Northwest at 360-315-3448 for more information or go to

Bring home a puppy or a kitten: There’s a traffic jam at PAWS this month, but it’s not in the parking lot. The shelter is filled with kittens and puppies.

“The amount of kittens and puppies continues to be extraordinary for this time of year” says Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animal Services at the Lynnwood shelter.

If you’ve been considering adding a puppy or kitten to your family, now would be a great time to fill out an adoption form.

The PAWS Companion Animal Shelter is at 15305 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. For more information, go to

Calendars on sale: Calendars from the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission are available for $5, or $4.50 if purchased before Dec. 6.

Order online at, at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce at 121 Fifth Ave. N., or by phone to Meg Keogh at 206-484-4184.

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