Hear all of Handel’s ‘Messiah’
The Northwest Chorale performs Handel’s “Messiah” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. There is no admission fee. Instead, donations will be taken for Northwest Harvest.
Later in the month, the chorale holds a “Messiah Sing-Along, Play-Along” concert. The event, set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St. in Seattle, raises the money needed to help the volunteer-driven chorale cover its expenses putting on its benefit concerts. Suggested donation for the singalong event is $15 at the door.
More info: www.nwchorale.org
Remembering Pearl Harbor
The Snohomish County Central Memorial Committee holds a short Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Thursday at the eternal flame on the Snohomish County Courthouse campus, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. There will be a wreath laying and prayer.
More info: 425-258-4201
The next topic in Sno-Isle Libraries’ “Issues That Matter” mental health forum is “Self-care as an Accepted Practice,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.
Experts and audience members will explore self-care for optimal health and its role in the ability to support others.
More info: www.sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter
Rural rain gardens
A free class on how “Rain Gardens for Rural Properties” can solve drainage issues is set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arlington Co-op Supply, 121 S Olympic Ave. Registration is required.
More info: 425-335-5634, snohomishcd.org
Meet others in Delta
Everett’s Delta Neighborhood Association plans a potluck holiday social from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Baker Heights Community Center. Event volunteers are needed. RSVPs also requested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees are asking people to bring gift cards to support teens at Cocoon House.
The neighborhood association meets the third Tuesday each month at the Baker Heights Community Center. The next meeting is Jan. 16.
More info: www.deltaneighborhood.org
Toys for Tots offers gifts
The local Toys for Tots has seen generous donations this year and is still accepting applications from families, individuals and organizations who seek Christmas gifts for local children. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys to distribute to needy children.
More info: everett-wa.toysfortots.org
Navy plans drill
Naval Station Everett plans an emergency drill from 9 to 10 a.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Neighbors might hear simulated gunfire and see other unusual activity.