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EVENTS

Free clothes

The Advent Lutheran Church in Mill Creek will be offering free clothes on Saturday. “Everybody’s Closet” is presented by members of the church, the Everett Senior Center Foundation and members of the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett.

The event takes place at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 4306 132nd St. E., Mill Creek.

Take part in amateur caroling contest

The Third Annual Amateur Caroling Contest, “Jingle Those Bells!” is set to take place in downtown Edmonds on Dec. 5.

“Jingle Those Bells is an opportunity for amateur singers, wannabe singers, and even not-so-great singers to add to the downtown holiday festivities by joining friends, family and colleagues to compete in a fun, light-hearted caroling contest,” an event description says.

The antics will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Red Twig’s outdoor patio on Fifth Avenue South.

More info: www.edmonds wa.gov

Join in holiday kickoff in Mill Creek

Mill Creek is getting extra festive on Dec. 7.

The annual Santa Parade will start in Mill Creek Town Center at 3:30 p.m. Then at 4 p.m., the tree lighting will take place at City Hall, including performances from the Henry M. Jackson High School drum line and Voices Northwest Chorus.

Families may also enjoy cookie decorating, carriage and train rides, reindeer, musical performances and pictures with Santa.

The day’s events will conclude with a free Cherry Cherry Christmas concert.

Expect street closures.

More info: www.millcreek tourism.com/treelighting

OPPORTUNITIES

Help Arlington shine for the holidays

Arlington needs help to bring a little extra holiday cheer to town.

The city is seeking entries for dazzling lighted vehicle displays during Hometown Holidays, a series of events in downtown that kicks off Nov. 30.

“The event committee is looking for people to add a fun attraction to the event by decorating vehicles with Christmas lights for display,” a city newsletter says. “Olympic Avenue will be closed for the evening to facilitate strolling in a downtown winter wonderland.”

Arlington O’Reilly Auto Parts Store will be awarding a prize for the best lit vehicle. Power will be available on site.

More info: www.arlington wa.gov/hh

Cops cut hair for a good cause

Mukilteo police officers will help give haircuts at Nic’s Barbershop on Thursday, Nov. 21, but don’t worry, the real barbers will still be in control.

In exchange, the police department is asking that customers donate to prostate cancer research as part of Men’s Health Awareness Month. Donations will be accepted separately from the barber’s regular haircut fee.

“This is a fun and interactive way for the community to come together and support men’s health,” Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang said in a statement. “I encourage everyone to come and enjoy free food, coffee, donuts, or just stop by to make a donation.”

The event will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Nic’s Barbershop, 4704 Pointes Drive, Suite 105, Mukilteo.

More info: crime prevention@mukilteowa.gov

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