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Sk8 Fest returns to Arlington

The Centennial Sk8 Festival celebrating longboards returns to Arlington this weekend. Events include a free one-mile kids race on Sunday, as well as a community festival with vendors, music and food at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave.

Festivities kick off Saturday with an 8.5-mile sunset race; 5k and 14.5-mile races are Sunday, all sanctioned by the International Distance Skateboarding Association. Registration varies. Races follow the Centennial Trail and start from the Armar Trailhead, 15333 67th Ave. NE.

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Poems to open Arts of the Terrace

To help launch the Arts of the Terrace juried art show, the Mountlake Terrace Library offers a free workshop, “Write Now: Looking for Poems in Visual Art and Found Text,” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The library is at 23300 58th Ave. W.

More info: 425-776-8722

Genealogy workshops in Stanwood

Research your family roots using “Ancestry Library Edition” software at a self-directed workshop, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. A reference librarian will be available for assistance as needed. The event is free, but registration is required. This is the first of a series of planned workshops.

More info:, 360-629-3132

Pancakes for bikes

The Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group hosts its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser, 7 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton St. The hearty, all-you-can-eat breakfast features pancakes, sausages, eggs, fruit, juice and coffee for $7.

Proceeds help support bicycling in south Snohomish County. Past breakfasts have helped pay for new bicycle racks in Edmonds and bicycles for children, as well as bike rodeos for kids.

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Hot rods downtown Snohomish

The Snohomish Classic Car Display runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in downtown Snohomish. More than 500 cars and trucks will be on display, with awards in a variety of classes, including just-for-fun ones like “Best Flames” and “Best Make Out Car.”

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Candidate forum in Everett

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County moderates a Candidate Forum, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Snohomish County Campus, Drewel Building, Rooms 1 and 2, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Candidates for Everett mayor and City Council will speak.

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Buddy Walk coming up

The Snohomish County Buddy Walk, organized by the Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County, will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at Harvey Field in Snohomish. This community event celebrates the inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. There will be food, a short walk around Harvey Field, live music and entertainment, including clowns, animals, bubbles and more.

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