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The city of Lynnwood is holding a Big Hair Photo Contest to create art for a traffic signal box. The theme is modeled after the sketch comedy TV show “Almost Live” which made the phrase “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” popular about Lynnwood.

Entrants — women and men — who lived in the Lynnwood area or south Snohomish County in the 1980s or ’90s can enter up to two images.

The winner’s photo will appear large on the box. Others will appear in smaller form in a collage.

No entry fee. Deadline is May 31.

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Habitat home build

A Memorial Day veterans building event by Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County will be May 25. Join other Snohomish County veterans to help build a modest two-bedroom home for a low-income family at 15708 Gold Bar Drive, Gold Bar.

No experience required. Half-day shifts are available. A complimentary lunch will be served free to all veterans and their guests. Luncheon speakers are Michael G. Reagan, who has created more than 5,000 portraits of fallen heroes for their families, and Jessica Hebert, a Gold Star Family member of the first Snohomish County soldier to lose his life in Iraq.

More info: or 425-258-6289

Free SAT practice test

The Sno-Isle Mariner Library is hosting a free proctored practice SAT test 2 to 6 p.m. June 1 at 520 128th St. SW, Everett. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up at

More info: 425-423-9017


Kids learn to fish

Children ages 4 to 14 are invited to learn the basics of fishing at the annual Kids Fish-In on Silver Lake, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 W. Silver Lake Rd., Everett.

Volunteers from Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club are scheduled to give pointers. Those interested can sign up for a one-hour session throughout the day. There are six times to choose from. Participants must bring their own rods, reels and tackle. Limited supplies will be available to borrow. Register for this free event by Friday at

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Holocaust survivor forum

Survivor Joe Lewinsohn will tell his family’s story about the Holocaust from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St.

Lewinsohn is one of four speakers at this years Holocaust Survivor Forums. The final presentation is on May 29 by Steven Baral, who as a boy escaped the Krakow Ghetto a day before residents were sent to concentration and death camps.

No need to sign up for this free event.

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