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Teens can work with local artists

The Schack Art Center is inviting teens from the area to a free after-school hangout where they can work on art projects with local artists.

Teen night lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at the art center at 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett.

All kids ages 13 through 18 are welcome.

More info: schack.org

Art walk in Edmonds

Gallery North in Edmonds is hosting an art walk Dec. 19 featuring “The Magic of Artful Gifts.”

There are 22 stops, starting at the Frances Anderson Center and Library at 700 Main St.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and is free. There will be refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.

The gallery hosts an art walk on the third Thursday of every month.

More info: artwalk edmonds.com

HEADS UP

Fire safety during the holidays

The National Fire Protection Association wants to remind you that with the holidays comes a greater risk for house fires.

More than a third of home decoration fires are started by candles, according to the group’s news release. And 42% of those fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

To prevent accidental flames, the association recommends turning off all string lights and decorations before leaving home or going to bed, keeping candles away from flammable decorations, testing smoke alarms and using clips instead of nails to hang lights.

More info: nfpa.org/education

OPPORTUNITIES

Lynnwood seeks commission members

Six City of Lynnwood boards and commissions are looking for new members.

Applications are being accepted for current or upcoming openings on the arts commission, the history and heritage board, the human services commission, the parks and recreation board, the planning commission and the ethics board. No formal experience is required.

City boards and commissions are voluntary advisory groups and usually meet once a month.

Applicants must live in Lynnwood or nearby areas and be registered to vote.

More info: www.lynnwoodwa.gov

Snohomish networking

The City of Snohomish is introducing Engage Snohomish, a monthly networking opportunity to create meaningful business connections. It’s scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month at a rotating location, starting in January.

The program is under the city’s Economic Development Department and is similar to Engage Everett, a popular networking event in that city.

Everyone is welcome to the free mix-and-mingle gathering. There are no speakers or pitches. Attendees can sign up for a raffle or donate for a giveaway.

Events are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dates and locations include: Jan. 15, Double Barrel Wine Bar, 108 Ave. A; Feb. 19, Looking Glass Coffee, 801 First Ave.; SnoTown Brewery, 511 Second St.; Blanc and Rouge, 801 First Ave.

More info: Call 360-282-3176 or email poischbeg@snohomishwa.gov

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