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Holiday weather

Western Washington is expected to be dry and cold through Saturday, the National Weather Service says. Temperatures likely will dip below freezing in the night, and highs might only reach the upper 30s and low 40s. North of Snohomish County, winds are expected to make the chilly weather feel even colder on Wednesday and Thursday, and could include gusts up to 60 mph. Precipitation could come back Sunday.

Learn about police work

There’s still time to sign up for the free Lynnwood police community academy, set to start Jan. 9. The program lasts 13 weeks and teaches people about common police procedures, activities and investigations. The free class is held Thursday nights. Space is limited.

More info: 425-670-5635 or 5639


Lots of lutefisk

Bothell Sons of Norway is having a lutefisk and meatball dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway in Bothell. Enjoy a menu of lutefisk, meatballs, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Served family-style. Cost is $27 adults, $10 youth. Ages 5 and younger free. Open to the public.

More info: 425-485-9085

Santa open house

All are welcome to visit with Santa Claus for free from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Heritage Park, 19903 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. Coffee, hot cider and cookies will be provided.

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Donate to food bank

The Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store is striving to meet its goal this year to provide toys and coats to every local child in need. And there are several ways people can help the organization meet that goal:

Marysville firefighters will be accepting nonperishable foods, unwrapped toys, new books and cash or gift card donations at Safeway, 1258 State Ave. Dec. 3–6. Santa will be there 3–7 p.m.

Then, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, people can bring their donations to Keller Williams, in a partnership with Goodwill, to fill an entire truck with new, unwrapped toys.

Dozens of locations throughout Marysville, including city buildings and fire stations, will be accepting donations.

People also can donate their time as volunteers at the food bank. To do that, contact or call 360-658-1054. To volunteer at the toy store, send an email to or contact Christie Veley at 360-363-8507.

Families in need of services are asked to sign up directly by visiting the food bank in person at 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville, by Tuesday, Dec. 3.

No online or phone registration is available.

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