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Prevent holiday crimes

As holiday shoppers crowd malls and purchase gifts online, the Lynnwood Police Department is reminding folks how to avoid being a victim of a crime.

Large parking lots at shopping malls are prime targets for vehicle prowling and theft, the department warns. Remember to scan your car for valuables, stow everything out of sight, roll up your windows and lock your doors.

When finding a parking spot, select well-lit, crowded areas.

When shopping online, don’t ship gifts to your house if you won’t be home to receive them.

Additionally, as temperatures drop, some people warm up their cars and leave them unattended. Not only is it illegal, but a running car is an invitation for theft, according to the department.

EVENTS

Arlington High jazz choir concert

The Arlington High School jazz choir will be performing Christmas hits this week.

The shows are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, with additional performances at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

All shows are at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. in Arlington.

The money raised from the concert will go toward the choir’s trip to Fullerton, California for a competition.

More info: www.arlington sd16.revtrak.net

Jazzy concert

Concerts at the Floyd and the Stanwood Area Historical Society are hosting the 14th annual Jazzin’ with the Classics for Christmas concert on Sunday at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center. The show features Gail Pettis, Tom Collier, Martin Lund and Jeffrey Cohan.

Tickets are free, but a $15 donation is suggested for adults. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the theater located at 27130 102nd Avenue NW.

More info: SAHSrh2@aol.com

Make new friends

Everett Area Newcomers Club, for women who are new to the area or would like to make new friends, is having a holiday luncheon and tea at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the private dining room at Garden Court Retirement Center, 520 112th St. SW, Everett.

A coffee social is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at Panera Bread, 304 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett.

More info: www.eancclub.org

Free gift-wrapping party in Snohomish

Come wrap your presents and enjoy refreshments at the Zion Lutheran Parish Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Wrapping paper is free while supplies last. All ages are welcome to the event, located at 330 Union Ave.

OPPORTUNITY

College scholarship for Monroe students

The Monroe Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to high school seniors and college students in Monroe.

The student must be pursuing a degree in botany, environmental science, forestry, floral design, landscape design nursery management or viticulture from a college or trade school. Applicants must live within 20 miles of Monroe.

The deadline for applications is April 1.

More info: linda4travel@hotmail.com

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