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EVENTS

Retirement party for Mayor Earling

You’re invited to a reception for retiring Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling.

Earling’s second and final term as the city’s executive ends Dec. 31. Join city staff and leaders from 4 to 6 p.m Thursday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

A short program will be presented at 5 p.m. with light snacks and beverages.

More info: Carolyn.LaFave@edmondswa.gov.

Santa’s tank ride

The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum is hosting a holiday party Saturday with cookies, crafts and a full display of the museum’s fleet.

Special guest Santa Claus will arrive in a tank to take pictures with kids.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Tickets online are $18 for adults, $12 for children 6 to 17 and free for kids 5 and under. Prices at the door are $20 for adults and $15 for kids 6 to 17.

The museum is at 3407 109th Street SW in Everett.

More info: info@flyingheritage.org

Sundaes with Santa

The Everett YMCA is inviting you to spend Sunday afternoon with Santa and get a free ice cream sundae.

The event is open to all ages and goes from noon to 2 p.m. at the new YMCA branch, located at 4730 Colby Ave.

More info: https://ymca-snoco.org/our-locations/everett-ymca.

Evergreen Community Orchestra concert

The Evergreen Community Orchestra is hosting its annual holiday concert featuring classic compositions and original pieces.

The concert is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at Everett First Presbyterian Church.

The church is located at 2936 Rockefeller Ave. Tickets are free.

More info: www.evergreencommunityorchestra.org

OPPORTUNITY

Openings for Stanwood boards and commissions

The city of Stanwood is looking for people interested in filling open seats on two city panels.

The Planning Commission, which meets twice a month to discuss the city’s growth, code and comprehensive plan, has three available seats.

The Parks and Trails Committee, which meets monthly to discuss park improvements, has an opening.

If you are interested, send a letter of interest with your background and experience to the city’s Community Development Department at 10220 270th Street NW.

WAYS TO GIVE

Blood donors needed

The American Red Cross is setting up blood donation stations in the area through Dec. 19.

In Mukilteo, residents can give blood at Kamiak High School from 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13.

The next opportunity is from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Avalon RockMeadow, 19905 Bothell-Everett Highway.

Lastly, the American Red Cross in the 2500 block of Lombard Avenue in Everett will be open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19.

Those with type O blood are especially needed.

More info: www.RedCrossBlood.org

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