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EVENT

Grinch movie night

The Everett YMCA is hosting a free screening of “The Grinch,” accompanied by treats and costumes.

Climb into some green clothes and give yourself a Whoville hair-do, says an event description.

The showing starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Everett branch, 4730 Colby Ave.

More info: ymca-snoco.org

Free admission at Imagine Children’s

Admission to the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett is free Dec. 20 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

“Explore all Imagine has to offer from the wet wonderful water exhibit, marble maze and the rooftop adventure,” an event description says.

Pizza, chips and juice will be for sale.

Free admission night is the third Friday of every month.

The museum is at 1502 Wall St.

More info: imaginecm.org

Game on at the Everett Library

The Evergreen branch of the Everett Public Library is hosting a free evening of games for kids 5-12 on Dec. 17.

There will be board games, origami and jewelry beading.

The event starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 5. The Evergreen branch is located at 9512 Evergreen Way.

More info: 425-257-8030

Call for artists

The City of Lynnwood is looking for artists, teaching artists or artist teams to create a nature-themed mural at South Lynnwood Park. The selected artist/team also will work with students in an artist residency to come up with ideas to incorporate into the mural. The budget is $15,000. Deadline to apply is Dec. 31.

More info: www.Lynnwood Arts.org

Holiday dance recital

Reflections School of Dance in Mill Creek is hosting a dance recital at Jackson High School on Dec. 15.

The show will feature styles ranging from ballet to musical theater, hip-hop and more.

Tickets are $10 at the door, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Youth Unlimited, a nonprofit that provides scholarships for dance classes.

Photographers and videographers will be at the show, selling photos and DVDs of the performance.

More info: reflections schoolofdance.com

OPPORTUNITY

Support Marysville PD blood drive

The Marysville Police Department is hosting a blood drive on Dec. 30 outside the Public Safety Building.

Every two seconds in the U.S., someone needs blood, the department’s news release said. It takes 800 donors a day to sustain a blood supply for patients in the Puget Sound region.

The drive takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It takes about an hour to donate.

More info: bloodworksnw.org

SAVE THE DATE

Exploring roots and myths

“Did My Ancestors Really Pay for the Mayflower Voyage?” is the topic of a meeting at 1 p.m. Jan. 14. by the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, 6111 188th Place NE, Arlington.

The guest speaker is Lori Lee Sauber. While researching her English ancestral roots, she kept seeing non-specific references to her family being among the merchant group that provided the capital for the Mayflower voyage — but was it true? She will explain the research trail and whether this was factual or just a myth propagated by others.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

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