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Celebrate “who we all are”

Ubuntu, a multicultural festival, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wilcox Park, 5215 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. The NAACP of Snohomish County and the city of Lynnwood present the event with several local sponsors.

The free, family-friendly event features live performances by Jerod Grant, the Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary drummers and singers, and Thione Diop.

The theme: “I am what I am because of who we all are.”

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Clear the shelter

PAWS is among the area animal shelters participating in a national Clear the Shelter challenge Saturday, which aims to find “forever homes” for adoptable animals with special discounts. PAWS, at 15305 44th Ave. W in Lynnwood, will waive adoption fees on dogs and cats who “need some extra help getting noticed.”

More info: 425-787-2500,

Coffee with Monroe mayor

Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas plans a coffee chat from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The location is Sharinabean’s on Main Street.

More info: 360-794-7400

Bedazzle a bra

Local nonprofit Citrine Health is having a free BraBedazzle event, noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 31 in its event room at 2940 W Marine View Drive, Everett.

Help decorate bras that will go on display at local businessesin October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Supplies and snacks provided.

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Grow a better future

School-age children are invited to explore how to “Grow a Better Future” at a special library program that wraps up this week. Learn what small acts you can do today to make sure kids around the world eat well for years to come. Plant a seed (or two) of your own.

The program is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mountlake Terrace Library (23300 58th Ave. W) and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mukilteo Library (4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.). For ages 5-11.

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Parenting: A support group for parents of children with behavioral problems meets 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett.Peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Confidential and free.

More info: 888-468-2620 or

LGBTQ: The Everett chapter meets 7 p.m. third Mondays in the Stillaguamish Room at the Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. Group unites people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer with families, friends and allies.

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