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New history series at Everett Public Library

The Everett Public Library on Tuesday launches a new series of interactive history programs called “Hands on History.” Connect with other history enthusiasts through workshops, book discussions, archival film screenings, old photos — and coloring. The first event, at 6 p.m., features coloring sheets of local architecture from archival sources.

Programs continue at 6 p.m. first Tuesdays (except July) in the main library’s activity room, at 2702 Hoyt Ave. The series is led by the library’s Northwest Room staff.

More info:, 425-257-8005

Library grand opening

The Lakewood-Smokey Point Library opens its doors for the first time Saturday following a 9:30 a.m. celebration. The library normally will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, but will have special “grand opening” hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Sno-Isle Libraries leases the library space at 3411 169th Place NE, near the I-5 and Highway 531 interchange. The demonstration library will gauge how to best deliver service to the growing area.

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Nominate a volunteer

The Island County Marine Resources Committee, Sound Water Stewards and Washington State University Extension Island County seek nominations for the 2018 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is open to all volunteers who participate in or support science and outreach efforts related to protecting or restoring the coastal resources of Island County.

Nomination forms must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

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Help for MS

Self-help groups for those living with multiple sclerosis are available in Snohomish County.

Edmonds: The MS Sno-Flakes meets 1-2:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. For people with multiple sclerosis and their family, caregivers and friends. More info: Bill Brayer, 206-718-0894,

Marysville: Meets 10:30 a.m. to noon second Saturdays at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE. More info: susan

Groups for Parkinson’s

Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation support groups, for those with Parkinson’s or forms of dementia and their caregivers, are in Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Stanwood.

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Ostomy support group

The United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter, meets 1-3 p.m. second Mondays (except July and an annual picnic in August) at the Buzz Inn restaurant, 3121 Broadway, Everett. The group’s purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of people with ostomies.

More info: Cathryn at 425-610-3770, www.

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