Coffee with city leaders
Mountlake Terrace city staff host a Coffee with the City event, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW. Ask questions, offer ideas, or just listen.
More info: www.cityofmlt.com, 425-744-6206
Foreign influence in elections — in 1796
The University of Washington’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers a free presentation, “The Founding Fathers and Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections,” 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.
In 1796 the French ambassador tried to influence the presidential election — going around Philadelphia and making it clear that France supported Jefferson over Adams. It so alarmed Washington and Hamilton that it influenced Washington’s farewell address. Speaker is James Rigali, who earned his Ph.D. in history at the UW.
More info: 206-685-6549
Teen Night is Thursday
The Schack Art Center in Everett offers free Teen Nights for local youth to create up to four different art projects with working artists. The next event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The art center is at 2921 Hoyt Ave.
More info: www.schack.org/teen-night, 425-259-5050
WAYS TO HELP
Garden club auction
The Snohomish Garden Club’s annual auction fundraiser is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St.
More info: www.snohomishgardenclub.com
Future of Flight fundraiser
A benefit Nov. 17 aims to boost the Institute of Flight, the nonprofit that runs the Future of Flight aerospace gallery at Paine Field.
Tickets for the event, dubbed Out of this World, cost $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s education and financial assistance programs.
Admission includes a chance to explore Future of Flight exhibits, with food from around the world and musical entertainment. A silent auction will feature aerospace items and exotic vacations.
The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. The address is 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo.
More info: www.futureofflight.org/world
Benefit concert postponed
A concert that was to benefit community programs sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been postponed. The Edmonds Chamber Benefit Concert was to take place Nov. 5. It will be rescheduled for some time in early 2018, organizers say.
More info: 425-670-1496, www.edmondswa.com
Tax aides wanted
AARP Tax-Aide, a free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, seeks volunteers for tax counseling positions. Volunteers help people file tax returns electronically Feb. 1-April 15. Training is in December and January. For local information, contact Gordon Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-931- 3100.
More info: www.aarp.org/taxaide