Front Porch: Edmonds church, Snohomish cafe offer free dinner on Thanksgiving

Free T-day dinners

Dinner will be served Thursday at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way in Edmonds.

The church plans to offer family entertainment, door prizes, a food and clothing bank, family photos and crafts and gifts for children.

Dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday (or until the food is gone) at Twin Eagles Cafe, 1206 First St. in Snohomish.

Donations will be accepted for the Snohomish Food Bank.

Dickens Fair in Lake Stevens: More than 90 vendors, dressed in Charles Dickens-era clothes, are set to sell their hand-crafted wares while children sing carols at the annual Dickens Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at Cavelero Mid High School, 8220 24th St. SE in Everett.

Admission to the fair is a can of food or monetary donation for the Lake Stevens Food Bank.

Happy Thanksgiving: Here are scheduled closures for the holiday.

Government: Federal, state and local offices will closed.

Schools: Closed.

Post offices: Closed, although Express Mail service continues.

Commerce: Most businesses and banks will be closed. Some retail stores will be open, but malls will be closed.

Transportation: Everett Transit will be on a Sunday schedule. Sound Tranist will be on a holiday schedule. No Community Transit or DART service.

Ferries: The Mukilteo and Clinton routes will be on a holiday schedule. The schedule will be adjusted for Port Townsend and Coupeville routes due to low tides.

The Herald: Customer service (delivery) will be available between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at 425-339-3200.

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