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Money for college

This week marks the start for students to apply for financial aid to go to college in the 2020-21 school year.

Before students can receive any state or federal financial aid, they have to submit a financial aid application.

Next school year is also when the Washington College Grant will be fully funded. The grant will give more money to more students for more kinds of education and training after high school. Touted as one of the most generous and flexible programs in the country, it will help low- and middle-income people of all ages take their next step. The grant currently supports students pursuing certificates and degree programs. Beginning in 2020-21, it will also support people in registered apprenticeships.


Harvest Festival in Langley

The Whidbey Island Harvest Festival is a new four-day fall festival Thursday through Sunday at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds and Events Center in Langley. It celebrates agriculture, food, wine, spirits, music, and arts and artisans on Whidbey Island.

The festival will consist of two days of classes and presentations Thursday and Friday.

Saturday and Sunday will have music, food and wine tasting, sales of locally made arts and crafts, and harvest-themed activities such as pumpkin decorating and scarecrow making.

More info:

Parents and teens

“Parenting Teens: Successful Communication with Your Teen” is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Lake Stevens Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE, Lake Stevens.

Learn how to communicate effectively with your teenager. Explore the secrets of effective communication, what triggers us, what it is we really want to say, and practice skill building. Presented by Cocoon House and the Lake Stevens Library.

More info: 425-334-1900

Goth bowling

A new social group for goths, Dark Side of Everett, is having a Gothic Bowling event is at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Evergreen Lanes in Everett. Cost is $12.99 for shoe rental and two hours of play.

More info: email or go to the Facebook page by that name


Younger-onset Alzheimer’s

Those who care for someone with younger-onset memory loss are invited to a support group hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every second Friday of the month. Meetings are at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive, Everett.

The groups are a way for caregivers to learn about younger-onset Alzheimer’s, which affects those 65 or younger, and to gain support from people going through similar experiences.

More info: 425-501-6444

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