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Bilingual program

Dance with Marco is from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Sing, dance, and listen to stories in English and Spanish during a fun bilingual program with children’s entertainer Marco Cortes. For ages 3 to 6 years and families.

More info: 425-257-8030

History lesson

“Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion,” a Humanities Washington program, is set for 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.

Clarence Moriwaki shares the story of the first site of the Japanese American exclusion in a human, historical account of this national tragedy. Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now?

More info: 425-776-8722

Harp music

Folk Harp Circle is to be held from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday at Mountlake Terrace Library.

Enjoy an afternoon of music. Harp players are invited to participate in the Puget Sound Folk Harp Circle, and community members are invited to listen. (Listeners may wish to arrive at 2:20-2:30 p.m. to allow for tuning.) All levels of harp are welcome in a safe and supportive environment.

More info: 425-776-8722

Snohomish Zombie Walk

Zombies and ghouls are invited to walk at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 through downtown Snohomish. Meet at 3 p.m. at Artisans Mercantile, 117 Glen St. Lurch south on Union Street to First Street to Avenue D, then U-turn back toward the east on First Street. Sidewalk only. Donations for the Snohomish Food Bank.

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Become a master

Apply now for master gardener training classes in 2020. Learn to research, teach and mentor community gardeners and become an environmental steward. All training is open book.

Training involves about 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction held once a week on Thursdays, Jan. 9 through March 26.

Tuition is $295, plus a volunteer commitment of 40 hours each year for two years on a variety of horticultural and environmental educational projects. Without the volunteer commitment, tuition is $795.

More info: 425-338-2400 or go to


Groups help those affected by addiction

Cocaine Anonymous: A nonprofit recovery program for those seeking sobriety or support in staying sober from cocaine and other mind-altering substances. Groups meet in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood and Monroe.

More info:, 425-244-1150

Drug abuse family support: Support groups for those affected by someone else’s drug addiction meet in Arlington, Bothell, Everett and Snohomish.

More info:

Al-anon and Alateen: A support group for friends and families who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Multiple meeting locations in Snohomish County. Find a list on the “Meeting Directory” page at

More info: 425-348-7828

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