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Raid and trade at Viking Fest

The Arlington Viking Fest runs Saturday and Sunday in downtown Arlington. A variety of events is planned, including a Swedish pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and a shield wall demonstration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. There also will be axe throwing and combat archery, kids crafts, a beer garden and Feast Hall — even a Viking wedding.

More info: www.arlingtonvikingfest.com

Bingo, brats and brews

The Snohomish Senior Center holds a Bingo Brats Brew event Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Bingo starts at 7:30. Cost is $20 for dinner and buy-in. Blackouts are $2 each. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. The senior center is at 506 Fourth St.

More info: 360-568-0934

Upcoming pancake breakfasts

Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.

Bothell: 8-11 a.m. Oct. 7 and 21 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Pancakes, eggs, ham (first Saturday) or sausage (third Saturday), coffee or tea and orange juice. Cost is $5.

Snohomish: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and more. Cost is $5, $3 for kids.

Lake Stevens: A Norwegian Pancake Breakfast is served 7:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 (third Saturday, September to May) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Cost is $6; children younger than 4 free.

Monroe: 8-10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 (third Saturday) at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, ham or sausage, beverages. Cost is $5, $3 younger than 12.

Benefit concert for Operation Smile

A barber shop concert featuring the Sweet Adelines and Seattle SeaChordsmen to benefit Operation Smile is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at 92nd Street Church of Christ, 42269 92nd St. NE, Marysville. Donations will be taken at the event for the nonprofit that helps children in developing nations who were born with a cleft palate.

More info: Dennis Niva, 360-618-3328

County budget forum

The Snohomish County Council has scheduled a budget forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the eighth floor of the Robert Drewel building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. The council is reviewing the county executive’s proposed budget and expects to pass its own spending plan before Thanksgiving.

More info: www.snoco.org.

HEADS UP

Help shape Canyon Park

Bothell city leaders seek residents’ help developing a new vision for the Canyon Park Regional Growth Center. Property owners, business owners, employees, residents and the general public are invited to weigh in as the city prepares to start the planning process in 2018.

More info: www.bothellwa.gov/CanyonPark

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