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Art walks

The Everett Artwalk with multiple venues downtown showcasing local artists is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Art Walk Edmonds is 5 to 8 p.m. also on Thursday, with all types of art including fine art, music, culinary art and the written word.

Both art walks are the third Thursday of each month. Free and for all ages.

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Free park-ing

Visit any Washington State Park for free on Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

There are free days throughout the year when no Discover Pass is required. The next one after that is March 19, State Park’s 107th birthday. There might even be cake.

The others are April 11 and 22, June 6, 7 and 13, Aug. 25, Sept. 26, and Nov. 11 and 27.

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Pitch in at the park

Be a good steward and help care for Everett’s Hannabrook Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 18 at the park, 5815 Brookridge Blvd.

Two years ago, much of this park’s natural areas were just blackberry patches. Thanks to the hard work of nearby neighbors, this park has an extremely productive wetland habitat with lots of native trees and shrubs growing. But there is still more work to be done.

Volunteers will be working to remove weeds, plant native trees and shrubs, and care for plants. Most of the work is fairly physical, but there are tasks that all ages and abilities can help out with.

Wear sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle or coffee cup. Tools, instruction, and work gloves provided.

The event is hosted by Forterra NW and part of the Green Everett Partnership Vision for healthy forested parklands supported by an engaged community working together to protect and maintain public resources.

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Apply for county arts and culture grants

The Snohomish County Arts Commission is accepting grant applications for funding projects that support the arts and cultural enrichment through Feb. 28.

The commission has $24,000 available for programs and projects that must be completed this year. The arts learning, cultural enrichment and performance arts, and individual artist fellowships grants are capped at $2,000 in reimbursement for expenses.

Applicants can be an individual or a group, but must be represented by a 501c3 organization, nonprofit or government agency. Refer to the application for additional eligibility requirements.

Applications are available online at

More info: Jeremy Husby, Snohomish County Parks Cultural Resource Manager, 425-388-6601 or

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