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A Celtic Christmas Concert

Seattle-based Celtic band The Holly and the Haggis will join Irish step dancers for an afternoon of traditional Irish and Scottish Christmas music.

There will be light refreshments for all ages after the show.

The concert is hosted at Trinity Episcopal Church on Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. The church is at 2301 Hoyt Ave.

Adults are asked to donate $20 upon entrance. Free parking is available in the church lot on Hoyt Avenue.

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Clothing giveaway

Everybody’s Closet invites people of all ages to its monthly clothing exchange Saturday at the Carl Gipson Senior Center in Everett.

The group recycles clothing donations back to the community free of charge. Guests can take as many items as they’d like. Food and refreshments will be served.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3025 Lombard Ave.


Join the Lake Stevens Planning Commission

The city of Lake Stevens is looking for two residents to fill spots on the Planning Commission.

The commission is the city’s primary advisory group for land use issues and meets monthly.

One term ends at the end of 2020 and the other at the end of 2023.

Prospective commissioners must live in the city or within the city’s urban growth area.

Applications are available on the city’s website or at City Hall, 1812 Main St. They are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 3.

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A call for multi-cultural groups

The city of Arlington is seeking cultural and equity groups and multi-cultural entertainers for its Stronger Together event in May.

Entertainment will be presented in 45-minute sets at Legion Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performances should provide cultural enrichment, a city of Arlington news release said.

There will also be a tent for groups to set up cultural displays, education opportunities and a community resource fair.

The Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington school districts, Stillaguamish and Sauk-Suaittle tribes, Sno-Isle Libraries and the town of Darrington are helping put on the event.

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Opening on Marysville commission

The city of Marysville is seeking applicants for a spot on the Civil Service Commission.

The committee has three members and meets monthly. The open term expires in March.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume by Dec. 31 to Human Services Manager Teri Lester at 1049 State Ave.

Applicants must have lived in Marysville for three years and be registered to vote in Snohomish County.

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