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Snohomish Zombie Walk

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

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Free concerts

Evergreen Community Orchestra will perform three concerts, on Thursday, Nov. 2, and Nov. 3.

Music to be performed includes “Low Rider,” “Mamma Mia, Disco Lives” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Shows are 6 p.m. on Thursday at center court at Everett Mall; and 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3:30 pm Nov. 3 at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

All concerts are free.

Evergreen Community Orchestra is made up of local musicians from all backgrounds who volunteer and play for the love of making and sharing music. The orchestra’s mission is to provide opportunities to Snohomish County residents to play and enjoy listening to some of the best music ever written.

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Marysville donation drive

Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store seeks support for local families in need.

A holiday donation campaign will kick off with the All City Food Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Marysville Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet, Albertsons and Safeway stores (State Avenue and Smokey Point).

Volunteers will also collect donations at Walmart on 64th Street NE from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Donations needed include food, unused toys, stocking stuffers, gift cards, new books, coats and wrapping materials.

Ways you can help your neighbors in need this season:

— Bring unwrapped gifts for children ages newborn to 17 to any Marysville government building, including the park office, community center, City Hall, police station and all fire stations.

— Drop off items in one of the iconic red “giving barrels” at some 75 locations around the area.

— Bring donations to the Marysville Community Food Bank, 4150 88th St. NE, during operating hours.

— Host a toy or food drive at your school, business or organization.

— Volunteer at the food bank.


Spaghetti dinner

The Lions Clubs of the greater Snohomish and King counties will host a spaghetti night fundraiser for Strong Cares Guild. Strong Cares Guild raises money for childhood cancer research and provides financial help for Seattle Children’s Hospital families.

The dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10, at Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub, 122 128th St. SE, Everett.

Tickets are $15; or $7.50 for children under 12. There will be a raffle for prizes from local companies.

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