Light it up on First Street
A freestyle Christmas Lights Cruise is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Snohomish. The annual parade invites folks to decorate their street-legal vehicles in lights and join the loop — from First Street to Avenue D to Second Street to Cedar Avenue. Cruise for a few laps, or the whole hour. Or just come gawk.
More info: tinyurl.com/y7de8ocp
Singalong with Jackson
The Henry M. Jackson High School band and percussion students perform a free Winter Concert, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. Enjoy family-friendly holiday music, a singalong and more.
More info: www.everettsd.org/jacksonhigh
Open house with horses
All Breed Equine Rez-Q holds its annual Holiday Open House, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville. Free pony rides for small children, farm tours, apples and carrots to feed the horses, and more.
Learn how to help the nonprofit continue to care for abandoned, abused, neglected and otherwise needy horses and ponies.
More info: 425-263-6390
Holiday fest at The Fields
Learn how to help local nonprofits and causes at a free holiday open house, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at The Fields at Willie Green’s Organic Farm, 19501 Tualco Road, Monroe. The event features a bazaar and fundraiser, along with raffle prizes, a reindeer scavenger hunt, hayride and story time with Mrs. Claus.
More info: 425-463-7271
WAYS TO HELP
Be a Mutt Mitt champion
Everett seeks volunteers to help stock doggie-bag dispensers in local parks. Volunteers help make sure that doggie bags, called Mutt Mitts, are available at their adopted park – usually a commitment of less than an hour a week.
Volunteers are still needed at Hauge Homestead, Silver Lake Trail, Loganberry Off-leash Area, Alder Street Park (by View Ridge Elementary) and Rucker Hill.
More info: everettwa.gov/1743/Volunteer-Opportunities
Paint a picture for a cause
Learn how to paint a picture on canvas with local business Canvasly Chromatized, and help raise money for the Stillaguamish Senior Center. The fundraiser is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at the senior center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. There will be hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies.
Cost is $30, with all supplies included. Sign-up is required in advance as space is limited.
More info: Lori Burke, 360-631-6453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Toys for Tots event
The annual Jones Family Christmas Toys for Tots Concert is set for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Madison Pub, 905 Madison St., Everett. Admission is a cash donation or new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
More info: stacyjonesband.com