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Free Comic Book Day is a national event that distributes, well, free comic books. It’s happening Saturday .
The Everett Public Library has received a limited number of comics to give away, one per person while they last. The Main Library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave. The Evergreen Branch is at 9512 Evergreen Way. Both are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Local stores taking part:
Bothell: Mill Geek Comics, 17928 Bothell-Everett Highway, Unit B, 425-415-6666
Edmonds: A World of Collections, 22611 76th Ave. W, Suite 101, 425-778-2678
Everett: Everett Comics and Cards, 2831 Wetmore Ave., 425-252-8181
Lynnwood: Phantom Zone Comics, 16825 48th Ave. W, Suite 137, 206-554-1609
Lynnwood: Subspace Comics, 3333 184th St. SW, Suite G, 425-744-2767
Mill Creek: Magic Mirror Comics, 15118 Main St., Suite 500, 425-948-7166
More info: freecomicbookday.com
Touch a truck
A Touch A Truck event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Stanwood. A fire department demonstration is at noon, followed by a helicopter landing. There will be activities for kids, food and drinks, and a 10 a.m. no-horns quiet hour.
More info: discoverstanwoodcamano.com
Maten smaker godt
The Edmonds Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale is 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton St. Get a hearty portion of Norwegian pancakes with strawberries and syrup, ham and beverage for $8, $5 for kids ages 6-10 (younger than 5 are free). Enjoy live music and craft and bake sale tables. Free folk dancing lessons for kids start at 10 a.m.
More info: edmondssonsofnorway.weebly.com
WAYS TO HELP
Final push for donations
Two local high schools will be taken over next week by massive meal-packing events to help the hungry in Haiti as well as Snohomish County, and they need donations to reach their goals.
• Snohomish High School hosts its annual event Wednesday to assemble about 150,000 meals.
Snohomish still needs $4,000 to meet its $41,000 goal. Mill Creek has about $400 left to raise, which would bring the group to about $15,000. Volunteers also are welcome.
More info: dreamdinnersfoundation.org
Fundraiser for CMT
A Murder Mystery Co. dinner at 2 p.m. May 12 at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Lynnwood will benefit the nonprofit Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, which funds research of CMT, a neurological disorder that causes the loss of normal function in legs, feet, arms and hands. The benefit is organized by a Mukilteo woman who has the disease. Tickets are $45 to $55 and include appetizers. Purchase tickets by Wednesday to be entered in a raffle.
More info: eventbrite.com