Family fun calendar

Special events

Snohomish and Island counties

Arts and crafts sale: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 through 23, Freeland Hall, 1515 Shoreview Ave., Freeland, Whidbey Island; free admission; event features art work, jewelry, children’s gifts, baked goods; 360-331-1224,

Fall coin show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 and 23, Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett; free admission; food available for purchase; 425-931-5907,

Stanwood Camano Hero Quilters meeting: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22, Stanwood Senior Center, 7336 276th St. NW, Stanwood; public is encouraged to participate; 360-387-4800,

Big Band Broadcast: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; $33 and $39; 425-275-9595,

Sultan Harvest Thanksgiving dinner: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27, 617 First St., Sultan; free; also has craft time and games for kids; 360-793-2400.

Antique show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29, Heartsong Farm, 6085 McMaster Road, Freeland, Whidbey Island; holiday items, antiques; warm cider, cookies; free admission; 360-588-2467.

Craft and holiday bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 24, 1414 140th St. NE, Marysville; free; features Christmas socks, ornaments, baby items, dolls, children’s sweaters, hats and blankets; 360-659-5484.

Public dances

Snohomish and Island counties

Ballroom dance: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, dancing with a live band, $4, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; 425-487-2441.

Ballroom lessons and dances: 5 p.m. teen dance lessons, 6 p.m. Latin lessons, 7 p.m. ballroom lessons, 8 p.m. swing dance lessons Mondays; 1 to 3 p.m. lesson and open dance Tuesdays, for all four types; Antheia Ballroom, 213 Ave. D, Snohomish; private lessons, wedding dance preparation and other activities; $10 to $11 lessons and open dances; private lessons have other costs; 425-530-9952,

Barn dance: 2-step lessons 7:30 p.m., dances at 8 p.m. third Saturdays, Monroe Eagles Club, 114 N. Lewis St., Monroe; free; 360-794-8155.

Dance with live bands: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds; enjoy music for foxtrot, swing, waltz; $3 to $4 suggested donations, no partners necessary; 425-774-5555.

Dances and lessons: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. first and third Saturdays, open dance nights, variety of music, prizes and refreshments, Laurelwood Reception Hall and Events Center, 123 N. Blakeley St., Monroe; $5; lessons of various dance styles, $55 per person; 360-794-8317.

Everett Senior Swingers square dancing: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, Everett Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; all are welcome; 425-257-8780, 425-334-2919.

Folk dance: Skandia Folkdance Society, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. dance, first and third Fridays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $9, $7 members unless otherwise noted; 206-784-7470, Karin Brennesvik teaches telemark, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21; $10 members, $13 nonmembers. Karin Brennesvik teaches telespringar and numedalganger workshops, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 NW 57th St., Seattle; $35 members, $40 nonmembers total, for both workshops. 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 22, SFS dance party, Leif Erikson Lodge, $10 members, $13 nonmembers. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 26, SFS mixer dance, room 2, upper building, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6; free for those who purchased a five-week Basics or Beyond Basics series.

Folk dance: Sno-King International Folk Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5, $3 members unless otherwise noted; 425-454-6529.

Happy Hoppers mainstream square dancing: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington; guest callers, hearing enhancement available; 360-435-4594.

International folk dancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m. second Saturdays, Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave., Clinton; $7; all ages; 360-221-5484,

Sky Valley Whirlwind Square Dance Club: Beginning and brush-up lessons, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Tri Way Grange, 35th and Seattle Hill Road, Mill Creek; Scott Coon instructing. Dances 8 to 10:30 p.m. third Fridays with guest callers; $5 lessons, first is free; 360-794-8240.

Weekly dances: 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, the Versatones. 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Jack’s Swing Band’s big band. Live music, 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays; all at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett, and all carry $5 cover; 425-252-0291.

Scottish country dancing: No partner needed, Wednesdays, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; 425-438-8977.

Square dance lesson sign-ups: Checkerboard Squares’ beginner and brush-up lessons, 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Edmonds Masonic Lodge, 515 Dayton St., Edmonds; first lesson free, $5 person after that; 425-745-5303, 425-776-4442.

Square dancing: Fern Bluff Squares mainstream dances, 7 to 10 p.m. second Saturdays, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; Ray Gallagher calling; 360-793-2848,

Strictly Ballroom: With Carmen and Dale, 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Saturdays, The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12 per person, smart casual dress required, no rubber-soled shoes allowed; 425-776-4007.

Tango lessons: With Ina and Jon Howe, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays, small donation, Everett Senior Activity Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; 425-257-8780.

Veterans of Foreign Wars dances: Potluck dinners 6 to 7:30 p.m. last Saturdays, $5, free lessons 6:30 p.m., music and dancing 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, various styles, provided by Eddy Fukano Band; $5; Everett VFW building, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett; year-round; 425-252-2100.

Whirlybirds Square Dance Club: Beginners’ classes, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Hearing enhancement available. The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5 per dance; 425-353-3471, 425-774-5257.

Seattle and beyond

Scandinavian folk dancing: 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle; $35 members, $40 nonmembers for series, no partner required; 206-789-5707, ext. 21, or e-mail

Freewheelers’ Square Dance Club: 7 to 10 p.m. first and third Sundays, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle. Also, beginners’ classes 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; Bob Wright instructing; open to singles and couples; 425-673-0858, 425-337-5441.

Folk dance: 7:30 p.m. lessons, 8 p.m. dances with live music, fourth Saturdays, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave., Seattle; $9; waltzes, hambos and more, no experience necessary.

Folk dance: Skandia Folkdance Society, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. dance, first and third Fridays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $9, $7 members unless otherwise noted; 206-784-7470,


Snohomish and Island counties

Everett Mountaineers Singles: Social group for singles; hiking, walks, dining, golf, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and dancing, second Wednesdays, Alfy’s, 9620 19th Ave. SE, Everett; e-mail

Non Smoking Single 60s group: Bowling, card games, tours, movies, plays, dining out and potlucks; 425-776-0229, 360-653-1503.

Puget Sound Singles 45+: An assortment of interests to be shared with a variety of new friends. Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; 425-745-2250. Calendar of upcoming social events available at every breakfast.


Snohomish and Island counties

Quilceda Community Services holiday wreaths: Available before Thanksgiving, QCS will produce wreaths for public to purchase; proceeds benefit the nonprofit group’s programs; requests taken at 360-653-2324.

Skagit County and north

Art show: 4 to 6 p.m. reception Nov. 29, show runs Nov. 29 through Dec. 26, Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon; display features fine art corkboards; reception features holiday carolers, organ music, refreshments, Mount Vernon Christmas parade begins at 6 p.m.; 360-336-8955,


Snohomish and Island counties

An End to Poverty: 6 p.m. start Friday, 8:30 a.m. start Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds; suggested donation $5; registration required, light lunch provided Saturday; 425-778-2119,

Holiday mediation for parents: Sessions by appointment, now through Dec. 19, Dispute Resolution Center, 2801 Lombard Ave., Everett; free; sessions help separated families decide how children can share holiday time; 425-339-1355, ext. 2346.

Mukilteo Library: 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.; 425-493-8202,

7 p.m. Mondays, through Nov. 24, conversational English as Second Language talk time for adults, free.

Zoos and Wildlife

Seattle and south

Woodland Park Zoo: 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; 206-548-2500, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, through April 30; closed Dec. 25. Admission: $11 ages 13 to 64, $8 ages 3 to 12, free up to age 2, $2 discount for seniors and disabled, through April 30. Chilean flamingo exhibit, ongoing. North Meadow carousel, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., $2 fee. Animal feedings: Piranhas, 11:15 a.m. Fridays; anaconda snakes, 1:30 p.m. on specific dates, see Web site. Willawong Station bird-feeding area, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., seed sticks $1 each. Calls of the Wild, 10 a.m. daily; After School Adventures, 2 to 4 p.m. daily; Animal Adventures, 3 p.m. daily. Elephant talks, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Toddler programs, 10 a.m. to noon daily in Zoomazium. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22, animals receive turkeys or other Thanksgiving treats; guests enter at south or west entrance. Thanksgiving dinner buffet, seatings at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m., Nov. 27, Rain Forest Food Pavilion, $28.75, $16.95 ages 3 to 10, free ages 2 and under, for members; $35.50, $21.75 ages 3 to 10, free ages 2 and under, for nonmembers; reservations and advance payment required to 206-548-2662.


Snohomish and Island counties

Blackman House Museum: 118 Ave. B, Snohomish; 360-568-5235, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; admission free, donations accepted; Fee for guided tours, by appointment.

Edmonds Historical Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds City Hall, Edmonds; 425-774-0900, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. $2, $1 children; group tours available. Carnegie Library exhibit of photos and artifacts.

Flying Heritage Museum: 3407 109th St. SW, Everett (Paine Field); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays for the rest of the year; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. $12, $10 seniors and military, $8 ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and under; group rates available; 206-342-4242, Paul Allen’s “Flying Heritage Collection” exhibit, ongoing.

Future of Flight Aviation Center &Boeing Tour: 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; 425-438-8100, 800-464-1476, $15, $14 seniors and active military, $8 ages 15 and under (must be 4 feet or taller), $9 gallery only, $4 gallery for ages 6 to 15.

Granite Falls Historical Society Museum: 109 E. Union St., Granite Falls; 360-691-2603, Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; free. Photographs of founding families, loggers and other workers, street scenes, landmarks, artifacts, clothing, household items, railroad and logging historical displays.

Imagine Children’s Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett; 425-258-1006, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. $7; free for under age 1; $3.50 all ages, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday; activities free with admission unless otherwise noted. I-Engineers program, ongoing through 2008; children will be introduced to age-appropriate, engineering-related activities.

Lake Stevens Historical Museum: 1802 124th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens; 425-334-1825. 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Exhibits: House built in 1903 by the Rucker brothers, city’s first residents, schools and more. 350 historical photographs on permanent display. Group tours by appointment.

Monroe Historical Society Museum: Old City Hall, 207 E. Main St., Monroe; 360-794-7382. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Stanwood Area History Museum: 27112 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-6110, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; also by appointment. Historical exhibits at the museum and D.O. Pearson House. “Our Nordic Heritage” exhibit tours by appointment only. Current exhibit: “Steamers, Ships &Shorelines: A Historical Photograph Tour of Stanwood and Camano Island.

Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum: 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-435-7289. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, February through November; tours available for large groups and school trips. Regular exhibits: A foot-powered machine said to be capable of milking 20 cows per hour, a pump organ that floated up the Stillaguamish River on canoes, and a one-room schoolhouse with accessories. Rent Pioneer Hall, built in 1923, for special events. Volunteers needed.

Sultan Museum: Fourth Street and U.S. 2, Sultan; 360-793-9546.

Skagit County and north

American Museum of Radio and Electricity: 1312 Bay St., Bellingham; 360-738-3886, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, $5.

Anacortes Museum: 1305 Eighth St., Anacortes; 360-293-1915.

The Conway Muse: 18444 Spruce and Main, Conway; 360-445-3000,

La Conner Quilt &Textile Museum: Inside Gaches Mansion, 703 S. Second St., La Conner; 360-466-4288. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, $4. Holiday bazaar, through Dec. 28.

Royal BC Museum: 675 Belleville St., Victoria; 250-356-7226, Chow Shong Wing’s photographs, through Jan. 4. “Free Spirit: Stories of You, Me and BC” exhibit, through Jan. 11.

San Juan Historical Museum: 405 Price St., Friday Harbor; 360-378-3949, 1 p.m. Saturday lecture series, ongoing.

Skagit County Historical Museum: 501 Fourth St., La Conner; 360-466-3365,

Whale Museum: 62 First St. N., Friday Harbor; 360-378-4710, To report whale sightings: 800-562-8832.

Whatcom Children’s Museum: 227 Prospect St., Bellingham; 360-733-8769, Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Admission: $3.50 nonmembers, free for members. Saturday Wonder Workshops, ongoing, 1 to 3 p.m., free with admission; Nov. 22, make a Thanksgiving turkey decoration.

Whatcom Museum of History &Art: 121 Prospect St., Bellingham; 360-676-6981, Programs are free unless otherwise noted.

Seattle and beyond

Burke Museum of Natural History &Culture: NE 45th Street and 17th Ave. NE, UW campus, Seattle; 206-543-5590, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. $8, $6.50 seniors, $5 students; free admission first Thursdays; 206-543-9681. “Meet the Mammals” Family Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22, speakers, hands-on activities. “Arctic Wings: Miracle of Migration” and “The Last Polar Bear” exhibits run through Dec. 31.

Children’s Museum: 305 Harrison St., Seattle; 206-441-1768, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $7.50, $6.50 over age 55, free under age 1. Dunn Lumber Construction Zone, hands-on for kids; Cog City: Physics and Fun, ongoing.

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame: 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; 206-770-2702, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, through May 21. $15, $12 military, seniors, students with ID, free for kids under 5. Ages 10 and under also admitted for free third Saturdays for Family Days. Free live music, 5 to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. Third Saturdays are Family Days with workshops, music demonstrations, art projects. “Spaced Out: The Final Frontier in Album Covers” exhibit, opens 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21.

Museum of Flight: 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; 206-764-5720, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays to 9 p.m. $14, $13 ages 65 and over, $7.50 ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and under, group rates available.

Museum of History &Industry (MOHAI): 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; 206-324-1126,

National Archives and Records Administration: 6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle; 206-336-5115, for reservations. “Lunch at the Brick Wall” discussion series, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Thursdays.

Nordic Heritage Museum: 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle; 206-789-5707, $6, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 5 and over, free ages 4 and under. Knitting conference registration opens Dec. 1, by mail-in form only; prompt registration encouraged; classes will be canceled if a minimum number of participants is not met; registration $35 to $40, class fee $60 to $110, plus additional materials fees, conference is March 13 to 15. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 and 23, Yule­fest 2008, offers hand-crafted gifts, live music, cultural entertainment, Nordic cuisine, a visit with Santa and more.

Northwest Railway Museum: Depot at 38625 SE King St., Snoqualmie; 425-888-3030, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Ongoing: 1890s depot with exhibits and bookstore.

Olympic Flight Museum: 7637-A Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia; 360-705-3925, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Pacific Science Center: 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; 206-443-2001, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $11, $9.50 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 6 to 12, $6 ages 3 to 5, free under age 3. $5 Thursdays laser light shows; $7.50 Fridays and Saturdays laser light shows. Permanent exhibits: Dinosaurs, tropical Butterfly House, Insect Village, Tech Zone, Water Works. “Lucy’s Legacy: Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia” exhibit, through March 8.

Science Fiction Museum &Hall of Fame: 325 Fifth Ave. N., located within Experience Music Project; 206-724-3428,

Seattle Aquarium: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 206-386-4300, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and under. “Careful What You Fish For: The Fin Art of Ray Troll” exhibit through Jan. 31.

Shoreline Historical Museum: 749 N. 175th St., Shoreline; 206-542-7111.

Skykomish Historical Society Museum: 110 Railroad Ave., Skykomish; 206-527-8818, Hours: Noon to 4 p.m. most Tuesdays and Saturdays, year-round; free admission.

Tacoma Art Museum: 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-272-4258, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thursdays. $7.50, $6.50 seniors, students, military. Free Saturdays and Sundays through May for Bank of America credit, check and ATM card holders.

Washington State Convention &Trade Center: 800 Convention Place, Seattle; 206-694-5000.

Washington State History Museum: 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 888-238-4373, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, to 8 p.m. third Thursdays. $8, $7 seniors, $6 students and military.

Wing Luke Asian Museum: 719 S. King St., Seattle; 206-623-5124, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, closed Mondays. $8, $6 seniors and students, $5 ages 5 to 12, free under age 5. “The Voyage Continues: Native Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest” display, Nov. 21 through Aug. 16.


Snohomish County

Stocker Farms: Open through mid-December; summer hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays; check Web site for fall and winter hours. 10622 Airport Way, Snohomish. Berries, summer vegetables, fall produce, fall harvest agritainment, Christmas trees; 360-568-7391,

Seattle and beyond

Ballard Farmers Market: Open year-round; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through winter. 5300 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle; 206-781-6776,

Broadway Sunday Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 23. 230 Broadway Ave. E., Seattle; 206-547-2278,

Pike Place Market: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, year-round. Pike Street and Pike Place, Seattle;

University District Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, year-round. University Heights Center, corner of University Way NE and NE 50th, Seattle; 206-632-5234,

West Seattle Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, year-round. Alaska Junction, corner of Alaska and California, in the parking lot behind Key Bank; 206-547-2278,


Snohomish and Island counties

Providence Hospice and Home Care: Notary volunteers needed in Bothell, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Mill Creek; ongoing; 425-261-4815. Also, library volunteer needed in downtown Everett; donate 2 hours twice a month; background, reference checks and current TB testing required; Help us keep track of the collection of books and tapes in the community library as our Volunteer Librarian at Providence Hospice &Home Care of Snohomish County, located in downtown Everett; 425-261-4815.

Marysville Rock &Gem Club scholarship: College sophomores majoring in geology or an earth sciences program, and are enrolled in 45 to 90 credits, are eligible; applications online at; applications due by Dec. 1; can be mailed to P.O. Box 710, Marysville, WA 98270; details by e-mailing Linda at

Snow Day craft fair vendors: Mill Creek needs vendors for its Dec. 6 Snow Day Craft Fair 2008; 8×8-foot spaces, table rentals available; applications through Gold Creek Presbyterian Church office, application deadline Nov. 21; 425-316-3333,

Sultan Winterfest: Seeks volunteers to bring their works for the public to see; craft booths must be occupied 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6; craft vendor booths cost $25; event also needs performers who want to show their talents on Sultan High School’s stage; application forms must be completed, and are available at Sky Valley Chamber &Visitor Information Center; 360-793-2400,

Horse Country Farm: Membership drive: Open to ages 7 and older, through November, 8507 Highway 92, Granite Falls; features arena riding, corral lessons, other horseback events; 6 hours per month cost $115 for horse, $125 for Warmblood, tack and equipment provided; horse-training lessons $35 per month; riding attire and helmets required; 360-691-7509, 425-335-4773,

Mukilteo Arts Guild Writers Group: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, ongoing, The Art Building, in The Art Workshop Studio, 724 First St., Mukilteo; free; open to writers of all genres; 425-423-0450.

Volunteers needed: Stanwood Community Center, 7430 276th St. NW; kitchen work Mondays through Fridays, elementary school reading programs, monthly teas, driving to appointments, thrift store cashier duties; 360-629-7403.

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