Kick off the new year with a guided hike at Wallace Falls

1. Intention setting.

Think of it as a New Year’s resolution.

Moddejonge’s Herbals, an alternative and holistic health store in Everett, is leading a New Moon Ritual at 6 p.m. Dec. 26 at Langus Riverfront Park, 400 Smith Island Road, Everett.

The free event focuses on clarity, intention setting and manifestation. The idea is to make your goals for the next four weeks — the length of a moon cycle — and then set out to accomplish them. Wear warming clothing.

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2. Give hope.

The less fortunate need your help.

Join the Hope Soldiers in distributing much-needed supplies to the homeless at 4 p.m. Dec. 31 on the southwest corner of the parking lot at Safeway, 4128 Rucker Ave., Everett. Bring donations of warm clothes, such as hats, scarves and gloves, as well as hand warmers.

Hope Soldiers is a nonprofit organization founded by Everett native Lindsey Greinke with the mission of helping those who are struggling with addiction, depression and homelessness.

Volunteers will disperse on foot or in vehicles to find men and women who appear in need of some warmth.

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3. First Day Hike.

Kick off 2020 with a guided hike on New Year’s Day at Wallace Falls.

Two free hikes hosted by Washington State Parks are planned for Jan. 1 at Wallace Falls State Park, 14503 Wallace Lake Road, Gold Bar. The first, a 4.2-mile round trip to Middle Falls, is set for 9:30 a.m. and starts at the trailhead. Learn about the park’s history, hiking trails, park features and more.

Next is a 1-mile hike on Small Falls Loop Trail starting at noon from the “Poetry” sign, about a quarter-mile down the trail, which will include lessons about the forest ecosystem.

Dress warmly. Bring water and snacks. A Discover Passes isn’t required.

Call 360-793-0420 for more information.

Evan Thompson, Herald writer

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