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Home for the Holidays in Snohomish

Santa’s coming to town by firetruck in Snohomish.

He’ll be arriving 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gazebo on Avenue A, as part of the city’s Home for the Holidays event. The big man in red will be posted up for photos (bring your own camera) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meanwhile, local groups will be singing and playing music, and Girl Scouts will be offering their wares to the public.

Then, at 5 p.m., Santa will help light the city’s Christmas tree on 1st Street, and musician Tim Noah will lead the audience in some holiday songs.

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Holiday market at Thomas Family Farm

A free holiday market with more than 125 vendors will be at Thomas Family Farm from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

In addition to holiday shopping, the market will have food and coffee trucks. Santa will be there Saturday.

Thomas Family Farm is located at 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish. PNW Queen Bee Events is organizing the event.

More info: pnwqueenbee

Book signing by Mukilteo author

To promote his new book of poems, “Living Amongst the Sasquatch and Other Poems,” Mukilteo author Steve K. Bertrand will be signing books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at J. Matheson Gifts, 2615 Colby Avenue, Everett.

Bertrand’s new book is a collection of poetry about life in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 28 books.

The author, who also is a teacher and track coach, spoke about his prolific writing with The Daily Herald in 2017. “Some people knit, some play guitar. I like to play around with words,” he said. “I write a little bit every day. It adds up. It’s like pulling weeds in the yard.”

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America’s relationship with veterans

Jeb Wyman, a Seattle Central College faculty member, will be speaking from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rosehill Community Center. His presentation, “Sometimes Heroes: America’s Changing Relationships with its Veterans,” will examine what shapes the national consciousness toward veterans and the wars they fight.

The talk, presented by the University of Washington Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is free. The community center is located at 304 Lincoln Avenue, Mukilteo.

More info: 206-685-6549

The future of farming

The local farming community and the Snohomish Conservation District have completed the Agriculture Resilience Plan for Snohomish County.

The program will provide information and project funding for farmers to manage future risk on their farms. It will also provide project development assistance and will work to protect agricultural lands from subdivision or development.

Learn more Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carleton Farms, 630 Sunnyside Blvd. SE.

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