Enjoy a musical jam with old-time tunes
Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more Friday, and every second and fourth Friday, at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians are welcome, or just come and enjoy the music.
More info: Noel Lareau, 360-691-5907
Dishing up civility at the Socrates Cafe
The Socrates Cafe, a facilitated group that seeks to use the Socratic method to guide civil conversations, meets next from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 (third Saturday) at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. The gathering aims “to better understand human nature and become more empathetic people and more objective critical and creative inquirers.”
More info: www.socrates cafe.com, 360-794-7851 ext. 4120
Arlington: Cascade Valley Hospital Holiday Craft Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in Rainier Rooms A and B at the hospital, 330 S Stillaguamish Ave. Gifts, home decor, ornaments, jewelry and more.
Arlington: Holiday Marketplace, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. Lunch and baked goods will be available.
Everett: Old Time and Country Music Association Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Baker Heights Community Center, 1401 Poplar St. Free coffee and music.
Join the Merrysville holiday parade
The annual Merrysville for the Holidays Electric Lights Parade is set for Dec. 2 along State Avenue in Marysville. Businesses, community groups and individuals are invited to take part. The deadline for applications is Nov. 21. Entry is $20.
More info: marysvillewa.gov, 360-363-8400
Forest Service recruits for summer jobs
The U.S. Forest Service will accept applications Nov. 14-20 for seasonal spring and summer jobs in Oregon and Washington. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services and archaeology.
Applicants are encouraged to create a profile on usajobs.gov now to save time once the hiring process begins.
More info: www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/jobs
Korean War student art contest
Students in grades 6-12 have until the end of November to take part in a contest sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington program. The “Korea 65” contest encourages students to explore the question of how the Korean War affects Washington state today. Entries can be submitted as writings, film projects or two-dimensional art.
The “Korea 65” project chronicles personal stories of the so-called “Forgotten War,” including that of Everett-trained Army nurse Barbara Jean Nichols, with physical and online exhibits.
More info: www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/Korea65