Arlington: Marines to collect for Toys for Tots
U.S. Marines are set to collect donations at local grocery stores for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign. Marines will be at Haggen Food &Pharmacy stores in Arlington, Marysville and Stanwood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Dec. 4. They are also scheduled to be at the TOP Food &Drug stores in Edmonds, Everett and Snohomish at the same times on both days.
The stores are collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 17 for Toys for Tots.
More info: www.toysfortots.org
Granite Falls: Quarry Road opening
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to mark the opening of Quarry Road on Friday. The new 1.9-mile road connects to Highway 92. The $28.8 million road was designed to divert truck traffic from downtown Granite Falls. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Jordan and Engebretsen roads.
More info: City of Granite Falls, 360-691-6441
Museum Christmas tree lighting
The Granite Falls Historical Museum has planned its Christmas tree lighting for Nov. 27.
Festivities are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and include hot cider, cookies and a prize for the best homemade holiday hat. Those who attend the event at 109 E. Union St. can also join the countdown to the tree lighting.
More info: 360-691-2603
Marysville: Turkey Chase Fun Run
Kids can start their holiday by being in the 21st Annual Turkey Chase Fun Run on Saturday at the Jennings Park Ballfield.
The run costs $10 per entrant and is planned from 10 a.m. to noon. All entrants, from kindergarteners through 5th graders, receive a Turkey Chase T-shirt and earn a chance to win prizes in a random drawing at the end of the run.
Participants must register before the run. Registration forms are available at the Marysville Parks and Recreation office in Jennings Park at 6915 Armar Road.
More info: Marysville Parks and Recreation, 360-363-8400