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Mental health center open house

The Everett Clubhouse for mental health rehabilitation is having an open house from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at its new location, 1901 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tours and information will be available throughout the day. The clubhouse assists those who are living with mental health issues pursue employment, educational and personal goals.

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Speaker series

Paul Souders will present “Arctic Solitaire: A Boat, A Bay the Quest of the Perfect Bear” as part of the Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St.

Admission is $5. Refreshments available by donation. Doors open at 6 p.m.

More info: www.marysville; 360-363-8400

Explore your roots

Expand your genealogy resources at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library, 6111 188th Place NE, Arlington.

Mary Kathryn Kozy will speak on “Google and its Genealogy Tools.” In the presentation, she’ll examine several tools to help family historians, such as Google Drive, Google’s social media tools and Google Earth.


Stuff the truck

Marysville police are hosting a “Stuff the Truck” Coat Drive to help 1,000 children in Marysville, Tulalip and Lakewood stay warm this winter. The drive benefits the Marysville Community Food Bank’s Toy Store.

Volunteers will accept donations of new coats, hats and gloves from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Walmart, 8713 64th St. NE; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Kohl’s and Ross, 3713 116th St. NE.

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Chili chow-down

The Camano Chamber of Commerce is having its 24th annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Camano Center. In recognition of Veterans Day, all veterans and first responders get in for $5.

Free park-ing

The next day to visit Washington state parks without an entrance fee is Nov. 11, Veterans Day. The final free day of 2019 is Nov. 29. No Discover Pass is needed.

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Passes for fourth-graders and friends

Fourth graders can get a free annual pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates and friends.

To obtain the free pass, fourth-grade students go to the Every Kid Outdoors website, participate in a short educational activity and download a voucher. The voucher is valid for multiple uses until Aug. 31.

It may be exchanged for a keepsake pass at participating federal lands. The voucher or pass grants free entry for fourth-graders, all children under 16 in the group and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) to most federally managed lands and waters. The pass does not cover camping or boat rides.

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