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A vitamin R toast to great mysteries

“Longmire” author Craig Johnson speaks and reads from his works at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Johnson wrote the mystery novels that spawned an award-winning TV series. Books will be sold and signed at the event. Admission is free.

The visit is part of the Everett Public Library’s “Everett Reads” program. A reception featuring title character Sheriff Walt Longmire’s beverage of choice, Rainier beer, follows the program.

More info: 425-257-8250

Brunch on Camano

The Camano Island Yacht Club serves brunch from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at 129 N Sunset Drive. Cost is $10, $5 under age 9. Omelets are $1 extra. The menu includes bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, blueberry pancakes or Texas toast, fresh fruit, sweet rolls and beverages.

More info: 360-387-3737

Oluo keynotes inclusion conference

The University of Washington Bothell features Ijeoma Oluo as this year’s keynote speaker at the annual Equity and Inclusion Conference, to be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 on the campus at 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell. Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and editor at large at The Establishment, a media platform funded and run by women.

The conference features speakers and a student Create the Change competition. Cost to the public is $25 and includes lunch.

More info: tinyurl.com/y7zmmhan

WAYS TO HELP

Red Skelton raffle

The AOK Club at Washington Oakes Retirement Community in Everett is selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a Red Skelton painting, which was originally purchased for $500, as well as a gift basket. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The public can purchase tickets at the retirement community’s store. Check in at the front desk of the building, at 1717 Rockefeller Ave.

The drawing will happen some time in March. The first name drawn will get to pick between the painting and the basket, AOK Club President Marilyn Carter said.

The Acts of Kindness group will donate the proceeds to local charities.

A handmade candy wreath fundraiser finished with $2,000, which was split between the YMCA building fund, Housing Hope, Campfire camps, and hospice care.

This chocolate is good for kids

Volunteers representing Guild 8 of Providence General Children’s Association will be selling See’s candy on Monday and Tuesday on the campuses of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett to help support the healthcare needs of children in Snohomish County.

Candy will be sold at festive Valentine displays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day in the lobby of the Pacific campus and near the gift shop on the Colby campus, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cancer Center.

More info: blacks2424@aol.com

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