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Children’s singalong

Join Lisa Linda Shine for a dance- and singalong, 11 a.m. March 7 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road.

Children’s performers Lisa and Linda Shine have presented more than 1,000 shows for children, including 18 seasons with the Seattle Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony.

Children will be entertained by three playdates: at the park, at a friend’s house and at a concert. Kids will march, dance and sing to music by Johannes Brahms. Young ones will play hide and seek, chase, and ride a carousel set to the music.

Tickets are $10, and youngsters who cannot yet walk are free. Purchase online at event

More info: 360-387-0222

Mental health awareness

The City of Mukilteo’s Youth Advisory Committee hosts its third-annual Mukilteo Stands Behind You event, 5 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave.

All are invited to learn how to help those struggling with mental health issues. Speakers include representatives from the Everett Clinic; author, TEDx speaker and former Youth Advisory Committee member Sargun Handa; and Dawn and Tina Krivanek, whose daughter, Nina, died by suicide. The Snohomish Health District also will provide suicide prevention training and other information.

The Youth Advisory Committee is made up of 15 Kamiak High School students, chosen by the Mukilteo City Council. They advise the council on issues affecting young people in the community.

Refreshments will be served at this free event.

More info: 425-263-8018

Innovative thinking

Education expert Tony Wagner is scheduled to speak about critical thinking and innovation, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, at the Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell.

The Northshore School District invites students, families, staff and others with ties to the district to attend. This conversation happens as the district looks for innovative practices to implement at the new Innovation Lab High School, scheduled to open in fall 2020.

Wagner is globally recognized for his work in education. He plans to share his expertise on nurturing critical thinking as well as creative problem solving. Reserve tickets online at This is a free event.

More info: 425-408-7671

State of Snohomish

Snohomish Mayor John Kartak plans to present the State of the City address at 9:30 a.m. March 19, at the Snohomish Senior Center, 504 Fourth St. Doors open at 9 a.m.

He’ll talk about the city’s accomplishments in the past year, and his vision and planned projects for 2020. Guests will be able to ask questions after.

More info:, 360-282-3176

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