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EVENT

Film series returns to Everett library

The Critical Mass Film Series at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library will be showing “There Will Be Blood” on Wednesday.

The Paul Thomas Anderson film was selected by the Evergreen Cinema Society, which explores some of the highest-rated movies by critics.

Each session includes an introduction to the director’s work and history. The movie will be followed by a brief discussion.

The screening lasts from 1 to 4 p.m. at 9512 Evergreen Way.

Everett art walk

The Everett Art Walk invites you to its December event, featuring 12 downtown locations showcasing local artists.

The free walk runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with no particular starting spot.

For a map of the event, go to everettartwalk.org.

Step into a virtual reality

The Everett Library is offering visitors the chance to try out virtual reality headsets at its main branch.

Guests age 14 and older can try out programs like a journey through the bloodstream, a tour of the White House and a visit to the International Space Station.

The experiences are available on from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 28. Guests can use the equipment for 15 minutes and children age 14-17 must have a signed parental consent form.

The headsets are on loan from the Washington State Library.

More info: epls.org/349/Virtual-Reality-in-Libraries

Legislative kick-off breakfast

Join state lawmakers and the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County for a breakfast before legislators head to Olympia for the 2020 session.

The event is free and will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at the Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College.

“By sharing our ideas with legislators they can better advocate for our businesses and communities here in Snohomish County,” an event description said.

Reserve your space now at economicalliancesc.org

New Year’s Eve dance

The Carl Gipson Senior Center is inviting folks to a New Year’s Eve dance with live music and refreshments.

The dance is from 1 to 3 p.m Dec. 31 at 3025 Lombard Ave.

The event is free for members and tickets are $3 for non-members.

More info: www.everettwa.gov

OPPORTUNITY

Welcome to your TED Talk

The Sno-Isle Libraries and TEDx are teaming up again to highlight influential speakers in the area.

The theme for this year’s event is “Quantum Connections,” meant to dive into the ideas or relationships that are often taken for granted.

“We’re asking prospective presenters, ‘Are you (or is someone you know) exploring a unique perspective which promotes new insight? Is there an extraordinary project you are pursuing right here in our region?’” a news release said. “The TEDx Sno-Isle Libraries 2020 event could be their opportunity to share their ideas with the region and the world.”

The library is accepting applications for speakers through Dec. 29. Forms can be found at www.sno-isle.org/tedx.

The event is on May 9 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

More info: kbatdorf@gmail.com

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