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Studded tire deadline extended

Late season snow means the state is extending the deadline to remove studded tires. The removal deadline is now by 11:59 p.m. April 15, two weeks later than normal.

State law allows the Washington State Department of Transportation to extend the deadline into April if current or predicted conditions could make for difficult travel. The decision to extend is made in consultation with meteorologists and maintenance supervisors. The deadline was last extended in 2012.

Starting April 16, drivers with studded tires on their vehicles face a $136 fine.

EVENTS

Comfort food at the Stilly

A family chicken dinner is offered 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, coleslaw, roll, drink and pudding dessert for $9, $8 seniors, $5 children younger than 12. Take-out available.

Proceeds benefit senior center programs and services. Enjoy entertainment by Dusty Rose and Her Thorn. Canned goods also will be accepted for the food bank.

More info: 360-653-4551

Photo show-and-tell

A team of Daily Herald photographers will give a show-and-tell of their best photos of 2017 in a free program at the Everett Public Library, 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium. The library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave.

More info: 425-257-8000

Codes and ciphers

Kids are invited to explore the history and science of cryptography, create their own cipher disc and use it to send and solve secret messages, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. Ages 8 and older.

More info: 360-629-3132

WAYS TO HELP

Aussie dog meet-up

A meet-up for Australian shepherd owners to benefit Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline (ARPH) Dogs in the Pacific Northwest will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at SnoTown Brewery, 511 Second St., Snohomish. A portion of brewery sales will benefit the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit. Dogs welcome.

More info: tinyurl.com/y9v3uopt

Toys for Tots at Toys R Us

Toys for Tots of Snohomish County has held numerous fundraisers over the years at Toys R Us stores. Now that the store chain is closing, the nonprofit is having one more farewell benefit.

A donation drive runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lynnwood Toys R Us, 18601 Alderwood Mall Parkway.

More info: Mary Butler, butlerm39@yahoo.com

MEETING

Sno-Isle Libraries: The Board of Trustees meets next at 5 p.m. Monday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. More info: www.sno-isle.org/board/trustees, 360-651-7002

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